The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 20, 1895 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 20, 1895
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IOWA, WinffiSBA? B^BRtTABY M. MT, VERNON TO-DAY. Alexandria HE NEW AND popular way of making the groat American pilgrimage, to the lionie and tomb of Washington Is by way of the ancient, sleepy and quaint old town of Alexandria, Every foot of the new electric road after it leaves through historic .-. *....*...»*.» leads ground. To the right, and prominent in the landscape, is the tall spire or the Episcopal Theological Seminary, which was the focal point of McClel- hin's army, when the later was organizing for the Chlekahomtny • campaign. Around it on all sid,es were the camps of the army. The numerous remains of their retrenchments, earthworks and other defenses are still prominent at every turn for miles. Union forts frowned 'from every hilltop and their outlines are yet plainly distinguishable. Just beyond tlie seminary, in plain view up tho valley, Is Bailey's cross roads, remembered by every old soldier of the Army of the Potomac as the scene of the grandest military , 'spectacle ever witnessed on this continent, -the review by Mr. Lincoln and ' his cabinet of McClellan's army, when ho had pronounced It ready for the Ill- starred march to Richmond, But there are many points of earlier 1 interest. To the right, as the "trolley" crosses the bridge over Great Hunting Creek, Is Fort Lyons, the strongest of tvll that great cordon which protected Washington In the war days. Near 1 Fort Lyons is the o(d Jiome still standing of the seventh Lord E'airfajc—Rev. Brian Fairfax, who In Washington's days was rector of Christ Cliurch at Alexandria, of which Washington was a vestryman. The cliurch is still one of the qlierished landmarks in Alexandria, .and the edifice witU Washington's ;blg .square pew Is carefully preserved intact, Lord Fairfax's home was called Mount Eagle, and it Is still In excellent preservation. A mile beyond the bridge and the road enters the "old ;x|ount Vsrnon estate," which in Washington's (Jay comprised S,flOO acres of as Ian4 as ever was known In Ylr- The estate was divided Into live known as River farm, Dogue farm. Mansion House farm, Union "farm and Mvjddy Hole farm.' River farni, \vblpft the railway strikes flrst member of Washington's family. It- Is said the flrst President built Wellington Hall for Colonel Lear's use, but whether this be true or not, he certainly occupied It for most of his life. By bis will General Washington made Colonel Lear a tenant for life, rent free, and he lived on the place until his death in 1S1C. His remains now repose in the Congressional Cemetery In Washington. After Tobias Lear's death, Wel'.ing-, ton passed Into the hands pC the collateral branch of tho'Washing'on fani;: ily, the last occupant being oharl-iS A 1 . 1 Washington, a grandnephew. He'd harum-scarum sort of chap, very dlsgi- pated, and under his management the form,ejt-iy known as CJiftoji'B Neck, by Washington in WO for Jt popsisted of &QOO 9« revolutionary tbftt la reaped -afte.r BOOM IN WHICH WASHINGTON DIED. | estate ran down. The old Inhabitants; tell funny, stories about "Charley"! Washington and his career as a farmer. On one occasion ho.tcjbk some plowshares into Alexandria to be sharpened, which were urgently : jieeded in .the spring plowing, but falling in .'with some cronies he was jpduced to go bf£ for a, month's sojourn ;at the "spr.lngs," and never came baqli until Ills Jwh'eat crop had gone by default, "Charley", Washington was a, great theorist. Hd once read In a farm paper that the most profitable crop onei could grow Was barley. So he planted ten acres, 'When the barley ripened h.e had it ''flailed" out and loaded on a four-horse wagon and started it for the Alexandria .maiv ket, "CJiarley" -went on ahead on horse back to dispose of the load. ,Biit barley he found was an unknown grain In the Alexandria market and , there was no sale for it;, but after a whole day's tramping he succeeded ; In ti-ading the' load of barley to a brewer' for a barrel' of beer, wjilch he sent home and stored in liis cellar. The news of .the transaction leaked out and the same night a dozen of Charley's cronies In Alexan-' dria paid a visit to Wellington Hall, where they made a night. of it with the genial proprietor. Before morning they had disposed of the entire crop of barley. Charjey Washington died in 1859, and the neglected farm passed into other ha,nds, Wellington flail Is a frame dwelling, painted white, and with the outbuildings is in good repair. A Jane, lined with popjare, iwjrtcn tne railroad crosses, connects it with the Richmond turnpike. From Wellington to Mount Vernon the distance is live miles, the last station being- Riverside Park, at Little Hunting Creek, which stream divided the o}d river farm of Washing* ton's map fj-om the Mansion House farm. A m.lle bjeypn.d this Qreek the car stops at the gates of Mount Vernon. By this route there is no more c»mbipg the steep hill from the wharf, Uut the visitor enters >he grounds ^ tj, 0 foo t of the western }awn and walks up a long flagged" p4th through the trees to the neav Bide pf the old mansion. , Probably. $9? people had ottered tho historic grounds on the dny me wrlteY ' plck.641 less his, former environment. The visitor goes,,through the old mansion. He looks, Into the little, stuffy rooms with their odd and incongruous mixture of old and up-to-date furniture. He gazea at the elegant and extremely modern ti.nted and gold frescoes, at the rich and brilliant Persian rugs with which :;the'ladles of the,association have covered the floors, and he finds it difficult : to imagine this the home of the immortal Washington. To, most visitors it seems a great .pity that,there has been such an effort made to impress the public with the'fact that .Washington led a luxurious life by means of the rich and modern ^trappings they have smuggled into thd'old .mansion. The splendor of Washington's life at Mount.Vernon was reflected by his broad acres, by his hundreds of negroes, including artisans and mechanics of all kinds, by the wealth of ;hls hospitality and the mag 1 - niflcence of his military and official career. There were no frescoes of gilt and tin^s in Washington's day—no wall paper, even; There was nothing but Whitewashed walls and ceilings. Nor .were there any Darghestan rugs or Ax- jminster carpets. ',;• • There is an/outbuilding on the [grounds, which'should have given the well-meaning ladies a hint as to what the father of his country used to cover his floors. The building is called tho "spinning room" and in it is a great loom for weaving the good old fashioned rag carpets of our forefathers. Aside from these Incongruities, however, the old mansion is an interesting, almost a hallowed spot. There are not so many relics of Washington but what there are are full of interest. The bed upon which he died, sent by the Lee family, and the other furniture contributed by various families, have enabled-the ladles in control to fit up Washington's chamber very nearly as it was when its great occupant passed away, There are a good many other relics on view, but not many that are, strictly speaking, relics of Washington, There is plenty of colonial furniture, but Washington never saw it. There are portraits, epgravings, etc,, and a valuable collection of Washington's autograph letters, which are mounted in the former state dining room. There are two or three swords, suits of military clothing, articles of camp equipage and a brown suit of clothes, the clpth of WASHINGTON'S . which was woven on the place, which the general wore at his first Inaugura tlon as President. Stepchildren. The unsatisfied yearning to have chil, dren of his own was frequently disclosed in his diary and In letters to fr|crvds, fau.t Washington was devoted to his stepchildren, and loved 'to have little "Pfttsy" and Nellie 9ustts at his side. The engraving which first appeared among a golleption of "the todies of the republican court," many years ago, ap4 was afterward hung in the *'bes1; ro.onV of 80 many thQUSeTuda of liQwaehQiiMi fl a that ej Washington's wjfe, was }-ea»y a 1 portrait Qf petty , MB s^er, OT& tb# original, with - imtmMtimttte. feesgfp ot? 6ASBBALL WOfcLb, ,Sicetbfe ot tK6 Sfftr Mtelie* o* tho plort Rattlmofes—the 81,000 Fin6 »ni«, nnd, the ft-RRlilntfton Club—the Committee tin littles Muddle. ,ttARLES ESPfiK. 6no of tho pitchers of tho champion Baltimore club of ithe National league nnd Atnericati association, was born July V!S, 1868, at Salem, N, J., but learned to play ball w ith amaieur teams at Philadelphia, Pa.,'where ho sObn made .quite a local reputation, It 1 was, however, as a member of the Quaker city team in 1888 and 188f) that ho first came into prominence. His excellent pitching for that club.began to attract the attention of the managers of major league teams. Among the clubs to bid for his services was tho noted Athletics of Philadelphia, then a member of tho American association, with Whom he signed for the season of 5800. He remained with the Athletics until they disbanded late in that season, when lie joined the Philadelphia club of the National league, and not only finished out that season but remained with it throughout the entire season of I SOI. lie began the season of ls!>3 with the Philadelphia.?, but finished it with the Pittsburg team of the same league, appearing with the latter for the first time in the pitcher's position on Aug. 6, of that year,'in a game against the Clove-lands at Pitts- burgs. At the beginning of the season of 1803, iisper was engaged by the managment of the Washington club of the National league and American association, and remained with its :cam until late in the season of 1894, when lie was released 20 the Baltimore club of tho same league. Esper is a left handed pitcher, with plenty of ipced, good command of the ball and uis all the curves, shoots and drops necessary to make his services valuable to an}' club. President Robinson of tho Cleveland 3ascball club is credited with saying that, as chairman of the National eague committee on playing rules, he vill call the regular meeting of that committee at Cleveland. Robinson is lot chairman of the committe at all ind has no authority to call a meeting or to name the place where the meet- ng will be held. At the fall meeting of the league in New York, Hanlon of Jaltiinore; Hart of Chicago, and Robinson, of Cleveland, were appointed by he rules committee, and Hanlon was made chairman. Letters have been sent by Hanlon to all the league mangers, umpires and all who are well aosted in the practical side of baseball, asking for suggestions as to I/Iterations in tho present rules. A number of answers have been received, ind the suggestions will be acted upon by the committee. It has been the custom of the rules committee to meet n New York, but it is possible that Manager Hanlon will summon the nembers together in Baltimore, an lonor which he thinks the-city having he league championship well de- erves. * When Capt. Billy Joyce walked off the field at Washington last season and left his team without a pilot, the unpire declared the game forfeited, and gave it to tho opposition by a score of 9 to 0. At the 1 ime it was .bought Capt. Joyce had gotten the Washington club in a bad hole. The eague rule providing for a fine of SI,000 in case a team quit the field before a game is finished was believed to cover the point, and the public in general expected that President Young vould collect the fine from the Wagners. Not a cent was over paid, however, although just how the Washing;on club escaped doing so was never made public. "President Young sent for me the next day," said Capt. Joyce over in St. Louh the other day to A. J. Planner, "and demanded an explanation f or 'ny action. It didn't suit him, ;•' CHARLES ESFJSR. , he said: 'Don't you know „ __ T Action has laid the club liable to a big ine?' >?Tot in my opinion, 1 says I; the Washington team did not leave leld with roe, and when the umpire declared th,e game forfeited, my men were on the diamond re^dy to resume play. The wmpive had authority to re>lace rae, and because b,e failed to d,Q lis duty my action should not bo mis. uonstrued, 1 "Jh^p's another way of ooklng ftt it, 1 was Mr, Young's reply, and I guess we'll drop the matter/ s^id, hej' »nd that's , how Washington esea.psd paying ths £no," added the senatprs 1 captain,. T. 15. StlftW frj><« *** mm ifttfeiuftb efofe tis Fepwls of a recent footoSllspiel ftom Siulhaas^n, in Elsass, from Brsel and from Zurich, savs a Writer in thd Westminster Gazette. They are all so fiddled with English words atid phrases, for which the German language can find no adequate synonyms, that they look like German exercises by an English schoolboy, who has thrust in an English Word wherever lie could, hot bethinking . himself of any Equivalent. Wo read that there was a "inatch'i on Sunday between the "froofcballklttb Basel" and the "Footballklub Excelsior." The reporter, in his Vivid description of the game, tln'pws his German to the wind, and writes of l ''das goal," "die forwards,'' "die halves,'* "die backs,' 1 "das kick," and "dsis seiteu- kict," "der referee," "time" and "half time." PERCY BROOKE Celebrated ns Dr. Calus in the "Mcrrr Wives of Windsor." . Percy Brooke, a young actor of some note, was born in Kentucky and wits educated at Racine- college, where bis budding dramatic talent found expansion in plays given by the students in the college gymnasium, lie began his professional career with a western repertory company to play anything, as he expresses it, a.t $5 a week and expenses. He never saw the 555. His first good engagement was with Minnie Madtlern, with whom he made his flrst metropolitan appearance as Wally. Henderson in "Caprice," at what is now the Herald Square theater. During the season of ISSS-SU lie was with Indwell's Star Stock company of New Orleans, of which Barton Hill, Joseph Wheelock; Mario Wainwright, Charles Wheatleigli and Harry Hawk were members. Concerning this engagement ho states ho was tinder many obligations to Barton Hill, PERCY BROOKE.- under whose able stage management he was the prompter and second comedian, and whose advice and encouragement have been of the greatest value. The season of 1880-87 ho was with Louis James and Marie Wainwright, with whom he played First Grave Digger in "Hamlet,' 1 Dogberry, in "Much Ado,-' Roderigo in "Othello," Peter and the Apothecary in "Romeo and Juliet," Grumio in Katherine and Petruchio," Lanceolet Gobbo in the "Merchant of Venice," Lucius in "Virginius," and Polydor in "Ingomar." He was next with Arthur Rohan's company as Stockslow, in "Nancy & Co.," Gasloigh in "Seven Twenty-Eight," and Dr. Hoffman in "Love in Harness." During the seasons of 1889-90 and 1890-91 he played Sir Andrew Aguecheek in "Twelfth Night," with Marie Wainwright. He was next for one season with Frank Sanger's "Mr. Barne's of Now York" company, playing the French railway guard. The season of 1802-U3, he was again with Marie Wainwright, as Crabtree in "The School for Scandal," Adam in "As You Like It," and Richard Burton in "The Social Swim." Last season he was on the road with Sol Smith Russell, . He is at present a member of Win, H. Crane's company and has won much honor by his performance of Doctor Caius, in I'Morry Wives of Windsor." It may justly be added that his performance of this role has rarely, if ever, been excelled. < THE TURF, ITora, 1880, by Alarm, out of Elastic, by Kentucky, is dead, Riley Grannan has purchased a half interest in the stable of Will Wallace lor $9,000, The new Memphis stake will be known as the, Cotton stake and is for 3-year-olds at six furlongs, $1,000 added, The only yearling pacer to beat 2:30 this year was Jay Efl Bee, who was driven a mile by Mi Hard Candors iu Porry .Belmont had a single representative on the track last year-* Magian, an Ill-Used colt, and, he won $10,815. f The Trabev of Berlin says editorially that Germany is glad to get rid of R. T. Kneebo, the alleged trotting horse ringer, Ferrier Has become a man eater. He recently tore a large mouthful from tho breaut of a blacksmith named Thomas, Murphy, . Nashville has adopted the guarantee plan for its stakes. The Nashville elvtb will give a twopty-'four days' meeting, beginning 4P r H •*• "Irtjoky" Baldwin has entered. Rey El Bant* &nit& in the jiropklyw handjt cap. Mapper sjnk Has also pained, his. speedy m.ayp Sister Mary, Jo^n Pyment o jf the Qrfejuey Canada, J^ias imported fronj the following thoroughbreds': CplV by pv Vibrate (by -HgjBpton) out' 9* a, PW'f ^ v Wasthrmrnn. fi1\v Vi« 'PV>iiv,« '** C „* ^\ i *< ' I* "^ -yr-.-, %^^ref -W^W"^ VI;,^?TTT £llii"XfMs*i^il'Vi n6t"toertTf"ttttgoulft* *fier^, but on «owvo, diaotittrgd ot tfid- t&flo'ns ftifoettefls of IBB boily, Sttoh &s Attsesiitih, sfeoretlon of tho oile, tfie aotiort of thfe botvels, th^' cfreulatlofc tit tn8 bfood. Nothfnfe Jfioro ftettrely anfl tho* oughiy contributes to the toltfed perroftfittflw of these functions thnn the Mmo*fied tdftte tod regulator, Hostettcrs Stonm61i Bntefir. I'hS rdsult of its use is a speedy gftlti ,itt strength, togethfe? *lth thfe 6grS6Sble fcisn» Sclousness that the tenure of Ufa Is^baiw strengthened—thftt 6ne Is latfng utJ a Store Of Wtttllty agttlnst the unavoidable draughts which old ago nlftkes upon tho system. TbS fortifying _ Influence of tho Bitter^ constftuw , It a reliable safeguard affttinst nialnrln, fnSli mutism and kidney trouble. Appetite aha sleep improve through Its use, and it protecw tho system from tho effects of cold and damp ThB Hev. Matt Campbell, colored, oj , ••« Madison county, Kentucky. h&R pl'fenchsd in oSe conRregation since Iol2, and bap > ttzed 8.600 persons. Jtott's this! We-offer One rttiadrod Dollars RewaM for any case of Catarrh that can uot b« cured by Hall's Catnrrh Cure I ^, P. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, Ohio. We. the undersigned, have. UnoiVu F. J, Cheney for the last 15 yeai's, and believe him perfectly honorable in nil busiiiesi» i transactions and financially ablo to 'cdri'y out any obligations mntlo bv thoir firm. AVRST & THUAX, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio. . WALDISO, KINJTAX & MAHVIN, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio. Hull's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, noting directly upon the blood and mucons surfaces of the system. Price ISc per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. Testimonials free. Hall's Family Pills, 25c. Humorous Editor—You have carried this joke n little too far. Sml Humorist— Yes, sir; that is why I wish to leave it with vou. "I can recommend Hood's Sarsnpavllla as tho best medicine 1 have tnken. I \vas terribly run down In-health ,iuid hardly ever enjoyed a well day. I suffered -with tcrriblo pnins in my stomach, breast and head. 1 rend In tho papers regarding the wondci'- ful cures by Ilood's Sarsnparllla and I thought I would plvo it a trial. I have taken almost six bottles and Mrs.Mary M. 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