The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 14, 1895 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 14, 1895
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frttli! rrPPfett A STORY* ! AMONA. CHAPTER IJC. 4 FAJUtY 1'I.Of. £>• ITTl/B did poor Doctor-Walker im* aglne''as he sat at his breakfast-table next morning that the two sweet girls who sat pn either side of him ,jvere deep in a conspiracy, and that he, munching Innocently at his muffins, was the victim against whom their wiles were planned. until at last "1 doh't Wish to put a damper Upon yoM studies, Ida," Said the Doctoi 1 , as he pushed back his chair, "But 1 do think It Would be better If you did your chemical experiments a little later in the day." "fiut Mrs. Westmacott says that Women should rise early, and do their work before breakfast." "^hen they should choose some other room besides the breakfast-room." The Doctor was becoming just a little ruffledi A turn in the open air would soothe him, he thought. "Where are my boots?" he asked; But they were hot in their accustomed corner by his chair, tip and down he Searched, white the .three servants took up, stooping and peeping under book-cases and drawers. Ida hati returned to her studies, and Clara to her blue-covered volume, sitting ab' sorbed and disinterested amid the bus tie and the racket. At last a genera buzz of congratulation announced tha the cook had discovered the boots hung up among the hats In the hall. Th Doctor, very red and flustered, drew them on, and stamped off to Join the Admiral In his morning walk. Vatlently they waited their opening came. "It is a beautiful day," he remarked. "It will,do for Mrs. Westmacott. She was thinking of having a spin upon the trfcycle." ' ' "Then we must call early. We both JntendetUto see her after breakfast." "Oh,, indeed!" The doctor looked pleased. "You know, pa," said Ida, "it seems to us that we really have a very great advantage in having Mrs. Westmacott living so near." > "Why so, my dear?" "Well, because she is so advanced, you know. If we only study her ways We may advance ourselves also." "I think I have heard you say, papa," Clara remarked, "that she is the type of the woman of the future." "I am very pleased to hear you speak so sensibly, my dears. I certainly think that she is a woman whom you may very well take as your model. The more intimate you are with her the better pleased I shall be." "Then that is settled," said Clara demurely, and the talk drifted to other matters. ' All the morning the two girls sat extracting from Mrs. Westmacott her most extreme view as to the duty of the one sex and tyranny of the other. Absolute equality, even in details, was her ideal. Enough of the parrot cry of unwomanly and unmaidenly. It had '•Been', invented by man to scare woman away when she poached too nearly upon his precious preserves. Every woman should be Independent. Every woman should learn a trade. It was their duty to push in where they were least welcome. Then they were martyrs to the cause, and pioneers to their weaker sisters. Why should the washtub, the needle, and the housekeeper's book be eternally theirs? Might they not reach higher, to the consulting- room, to the bench, and even- to the pulpit? Mrs. Westmacott sacrificed her tricycle ride 'In her eagerness over her pet subject, and her two fair disciples drank in every word, and noted every suggestion for future use. That afternoon they went shopping In London, and before evening strange packages began to be handed in at the Doctor's door. The plot was ripe for execution, and one of the conspirators was merry and jubilant,' while the other was very nervous and troubled. When the Doctor came to the dining- room next morning:, he was surprised to find that his daughters had already been up some time. Ida was installed at one end of the table with a .spirit- lamp, a curved glass flask, and several bottles in front of her. The contents of the flask were boiling 'furiously, 'while a villainous smell filled the room. Clara lounged in an arm-chair with her feet upon a second 'one, a blue-covered As the door slammed Ida burst Into a shout of laughter. "You see, Clara," she cried, "the charm works already. He has gone to number one Instead of to number three. Oh, we shall win a great victory. You've been very good, dear; I could see that you were on thorns to help him when he was look- Ing for his boots." "Poor papa! It is so cruel. And yet what are we to do?" "Oh, he will enjoy, being comfortable all the more if we give him a little discomfort now. What horrible work this chemistry Is! Look at my frock! It is ruined. And this dreadful smell!" She threw open the window, and thrust her little golden-curled head • out of it. Charles Westmacott was hoeing at the other side of the garden fence. "Good morning, sir," said Ida. "Good morning!" The big man leaned upon his hoe and looked up at her. "Have you any cigarettes, ChArlosV" "Yes, certainly." "Throw me up two." "Here is my case. Can you catch?" A seal-skin case came with a soft thud on to the floor. Ida opened it. It was full. "What are these?" she asked. "Egyptians." "What are some other brands?" "Oh, Richmond Gems, and Turkish, and Cambridge. But why?" "Never mind!" She nodded to him and closed the window. "We must .remember all those, Clara," suid she. "We must learn to talk about the brands of cigarettes. Has your rum come?" , "Yes, dear. It is here." "And I have my stout. Come along up to my room now. This smell Is too abominable. But we must be ready for him when he comes back. If we sit at the window we shall see him coming down the road." . The fresh morning air, and the genial company of the Admiral had caused the Doctor to forget his troubles, and he came back about midday in an excellent humor. As he opened the hall door, the vile smell of chemicals which had spoilt his breakfast met him with a redoubled virulence. He.threw open the hall window, ' entered the dining- room, and stood aghast at the sight which met his eyes. Ida was still sitting amqng her bottles/with a lit cigarette in her left hand and a glass of stout on the table beside her. Clara, with another cigarette, was lounging in the easy chair with several maps spread out upon the floor around. Her feet were stuck up on the coal scuttle, and she had a tumblerful of some reddish-brown composition on the smoking table close at her elbow. The Doctor gazed from one to the other of them through the thtri gray haze of smoke, but his eyes rested finally in a settled stare of astonishment upon his "fett m Jokthg. eiaf*. •?«« SHSttlrt '•Not At ail, pa. You can't thlhfe what a lot 1 have learned already. 1'itt to ditty a gfeen light to starboard, and a red to port, With a White light At the mast-head, and a flare-up every fifteen minutes." Oh, won't It look pretty at night! 1 ' cried her sister. "And 1 krtow the fog-signals. One blast means that a ship steers to starboard, two to port, three astern, foUf that It Is unmanageable. But this man asks such dreadful questions at the ehd of each chapter. Listen to this: .'Yon see a red light. The ship Is on the port tack and the Wind at north; what course is that ship steering to a point?" The Doctor rose with a gesture of despair, "i can't imagine what has cohw over you both," Said he. "My dear papa, we are trying hard to live up to Mrs. Westmacott's standard." "Well, 1 must sav that I do not admire the result. Your chemistry, Ida-, may perhaps do no harm! but your scheme, Clara, Is out of the question. How a girl of your sense could ever entertain such a notion Is more than 1 can Imagine. But I must absolutely forbid you to go further with It." "But, pa," asked Ida, with an air of innocent Inquiry In her big blue eyes, "What arti we to do when your commands and Mrs. Westmacott's advice are opposed? You told Us to obey her. She says that when women try to throw off their shackles, their fathers, brothers and husbands are the very first to try to rivet them on again, and that In such a matter no man has any authority." "Does Mrs. Westmacott teach you that I' am not the head of my own house?" The Doctor flushed, and his grizzled hair bristled In his anger. "Certainly. She says that all heads of houses are relics of the dark ages." The Doctor muttered something and stamped his foot upon the carpet. Then without a word he passed out Into the garden, and his daughters could seo him striding furiously up and down, cutting off the heads of the flowers with a switch. "Oh, you darling! You played your part so splendidly!" cried Ida. "But how cruel It Is! When I saw the sorrow and surprise In his eyes I very nearly put up my arms about him and told him all. Don't you think we have done enough?" "No, no, no. Not nearly enough. You must not turn weak now, Clara. It Is so funny that I should be leading you. It is quite a new experience. But 1. know I am right. If we go on as we are doing, we shall be able to say v all our lives that we have saved him. And if we don't, oh, Clara, we should never forgive ourselves." NEW FACES FOR LOWEtt HOUSE; tracet of MlsiotiH, Wh« trtm** in taut **«*•» ffdmUWe— t»»l6# «< A Vtt» Voting Mfth— *tAttife» tftftt ««n 4'et frnlnoit*. „„.„„ Hfrhlefe followfed Wai 86 that tffceft 't«« HHSteft ftaf & was fotifid thAt tne-.Spkftdld _-,- 4 iftajoflty of nearly six thetisftfid Iff 1882 had be«h overcome and that Mf. Kttlfr leading the state ticket by i,6S§ votes) had bee« elected by a inaiofltj) 1 «f *M, Mf. kulp was both ih PeftHSylvaftift 1« 1868, bUt epettt ttiost of Ms Ut<* 1M Shawokln, where he l-ecelvefi ft cotrtwoh school education, to tfrhlch he ad*a * MONO the Hew faces Irt the fifty- fourth congress will be found that of John Patrick Tracey who will represent the seventh Missouri district In the lower house. Mr. traced came in oh the flood- tide last November, but at the same time he had 'long been a prominent figure In national politics and in Grand Army circles. He was born in Wayne, Ohio, in 1886. neared on a farm he secured his primary education In a district school. At an early age he removed with his parents to Indiana where he attended a country school. At the age of eighteen, he began reading law atid teaching tit nineteen, moved to Missouri at twenty- two, and married at twenty-four. Bin- listing as a private in the Union Army in 1862, he was mustered out with the rank of First Lientenant in 1865. He was commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel and enrolled In April, 1865. After the War he settled In Stockton and engaged In the practice of law, but removed to Springfield in 1874 and engaged In journalism as the editor of a Republican newspaper. He was on the Grant electoral ticket In 1868; Republican candidate for Railroad Commissioner in 1878: c , course at the state Normal college Lebanon, O., % and Eastman college, Poughkeepsle, tf. ¥. tie has beeh !h the wholesale lumber business stftce he left school and is cafrylhg on a general can- tftft ttw Noftneffifffo'Ii&B'j the Hud§bfi Bay meth&d ROBERT W. TAYLER. OHIO. trading business. He has always beer an ardent Republican, but was nevei before a candidate for office, Robert W. Taylor of Lisbon, Colunv blana County, O., Representative in th« Fifty-fourth Congress from the Eighteenth District (TO BE CONTINUED.) ENJOYMENT IN THE ARMY, book in her hand, and a huge map of the British Islands spread across her Jap. "Hullo!" cried the doctor, blinking and sniffing, "Where's the break'"Oh, didn't you order it?" asked Ida; "1! No; why should I?" He rang the nell, "Why have you not laid the breakfast, Jane?" "If you please, sir, Miss Ida was u workln' at the table." "Oh, of course, Jane," said the young lady calmly- "I am so sorry, I shall be ready to move in a few mlnutps." "Bdt what on earth are you d°ins, Ida?" asked the Doctor. "The smell }H most offensive. And, good gracious, look at the mess which you have made upon the cloth! Why, you have burned a hole right through," "Oh, that is the acid," Ida answered contentedly- "Mrs, Westmacott said that It would burn holes." "You might have taken her word for it without trying." said her father dryly." "But look here, pa! See what the , took says: "The scientific mind takes nothing upw trust, Prqve all things!' I have proved that," "You certainly have. Well, until breakfast is ready I'll glance over the Times, Have you seen it?" "The Times? Oh, flear jpe, this Is }t -which *f have u.nder my spirit-lamp. I am afraid there is some acid upon that too, and it is 'rather damp and torn. :»ere it Is." The PoctPr took the bedraselecj pa« pet with a ruefpl face. "Everything • -jseems to be wrpng tPrday," he ver marked, ''What is this su44ep enthusiasm a,b'p,yt chemistry, J<Ja?" \ "Q.h,, I >am trying tq.Jive up t° Mrs- fight! quite right!" said he, though Perhaps with less heartiness sho.wn the 4ay before. »U«t!" elder and more serious daughter, "Clara!" he gasped, "I could not have believed it!" "What is it, papa?" "You are smoking!" "Trying to, papa. I find it a little difficult, for I have not been used to it." "Cut why, in the name of goodness "Mrs. Westmacott recommends it." "Oh, a lady of mature years may do many things which a young girl must avoid." "Oh, no," cried Ida, "Mrs. Westma- cott says that there should be one law for all. Have a cigarette, pa?" "No, thank you. I never smoke in the morning," -"No"' Perhaps you don't care for the brand. What are these, Clara?" "Egyptians." "4h, we must have some Richmond Genis or Turkish. I wish, pa, when you go Into town, you would get me som« Turkish." "I will do nothing of the kind. I do not at all think that it is a fitting habit for young ladles. I do not agree with Mrs. Westmacott upon the point." "Really, Pa! It was you who advised us to Imitate her." "But with discrimination. What Is it that yo« are drinking. Clara?" "Rum, papa," - "Rum? In the morning?" He sat down and jibbed his eyes as one who tries to shake off some evil dream. "Did you say rum?" '•yes, pa. They all drink it in the profession \yhich I am goi)^ to take up." "profession, Clara?" "Mrs. Wfistmacoit says that -every woman should follow ft calling, and we owght to choose those have always avoided.',' Outdoor tiniiH-s and SportB Indulged in ••it Frontier Tostn. An enlisted man serving on the frontier has opportunities for sport that would be envied by hundreds of wealthy men, especially In the way of hunting and fishing. He plays all kinds of outdoor games, is regular In his habits, has stated times for meals and for sleep, which all tend to the development of his physical powers, and the training he receives straightens his frame and gives him an easy, upright carriage that never after leaves him until old age lays the weight of Its hand upon him. The post exchange is fitted up with billiard and pool rooms, lunch counter and card-room. Only the beat grades o£ beer are sold there, and drunkenness cannot exist under present restricted rules. A pleasant room is always set aside as a reading-room, where current newspapers are on file, and in addition to this, each company usually maintains a library. A post school is maintained for six months of the year, where he who wishes may improve his mental condition. He is provided with excellent clothing, which when altered to fit neatly, is the nattiest uniform known. A . drunkard or other ciuestionable character may possibly creep in among the men enlisted, but' he Is soon "spotted" and, under the law that five previous convictions by courts martial are sufficient' to award dishonorable discharge, he. is soon gotten rid of, It is creditable to the army that all men now serving in the ranks, except possibly a' few left over from the old army, are capable of reading and writing the English language—that is, in a limited sense, .,-'•" \ Blirti'lin) I'rotHI'lictti.urupti In AD "MARY LOWE DICKINSON. wolves piece of flifit a feet tff chipped te efctfgflie "aha edge. tfiiS they-fttstefi to>ft stake, which they Mw lftt&\tn& flrmly, 86 as to leave,the blade B *S wt projecting abdve the* suf fadfii Then they cover the blade ail aver wttuf* gddd'slzed piece of fat ff6» ft m&\ 8? , other, such attiinai, which. 4 * " freezes. NOW the woif-catchlftg ; atus is complete) 60 that the L • who sets the trap has-otily td 66W.9 , back in a day of two and. gather nit sj prey without trouble, The wolf a&& Ml, . • insatiable appetite for blbod, a nd lt>« ^ of this weakness that the hunter- Jt&kea fc< advantage. A little While after the tfaj> ; ; ~< described la set along conies' the WblK Me is hungry, and il6ks the pieces 6t fat, and as it is thawed by the warmth of his tongue It tastes better and better.. 'Presently his • <6ngue cornea ift ; contact with the sharp edges of the , . flint and is cut. He tastes the blood not , knowing that it to his own, and the , flavor drives him wild, fiagerly he y licks and licks it lacerating bis mouta, ', and becoming more 'frenzied In, . mouth, and becoming more frenzied in > his desire for his own life fluid. s Meanwhile other wolvea have come up and have begun to lick, at the fat, cutting their own tongues and becoming In their turn wild at the taste. ,,So <• presently the bait is surrounded by, a •<• pack of ravenous and craay creatures, ;',' which »o<m turn upon one another,,and *"i fall to devouring each other, untll' n the - • i merciless flnt is the center of a strug- . gling mass of ferocious combatants , fighting for very life. It is like the j struggle that followed the planting .of , the dragon's teeth of old, only,' that' none of those who participate live long after the flght is over, the last survivor • " bleeding to death. At his leisure the' -, htmter appears on the scene and skins the dead beasts for market. The skins cost hint nothing save the trouble of, ' removing them, and the value of 'the ^ hunk of fat; the stake with the flint blade is ready to be set again for other victims. • - 3WIM AND HOLD TO A ROPE. A New Way for Getting Chinese Ovdr the Line. i The wily Chinese have lately' been adopting new tactics for gaining ad- t mission into the United States from Canada. In the nejghhprhood of iro- quois, Ont, on t the Canadian side; and' Hogansburg, N. Y., a-new method for, smuggling Chinese is in vogue. The' plan is a clever one. A long rope has been stretched across the St. Lawrence, which is narrow at this point, and firm- . - ly secured to large stake.3 on either, side' of the river. On this, and aided by • darkness, the celestial manages to cross the lines by swimming and hplding on to the rope. The method is not as , dangerous as it appears; In fact, it is quite easy to deport the Chinese across' the lines without much risk to anyone but the unhappy traveler himself,'per-haps, and the expense is trivial, .while those who manipulate the trick get all the way from ?75 to $150 for every Chinese smuggled by them, There are reports that these lines are in use in, several places. Three minor arrests have already been made. J'roposod Facsimile of tlie St, 1-oul*. "A proposition has reached the management of the Cotton States and International Exposition, from Herbert Saunders & Co., of London, offering to build on the lake a fao simile of the transatlantic steamship St. Lpuis, to be of the same size as the original, and elegantly fitted out. The Interior of the ship will be used as a restaurant, and the vessel will be reached from the shore by gangways. This is a duplicate of an exhibition now being given at the Antwerp exposition. Henry G. Kltt- recjge, the secretary of the Massachusetts commission to the exposition, Is nowln Atlanta conferring with the management in reference to the Massachusetts display. While there he will select the site for the Massachusetts building. —St. Louis Globe-Democrat. candidate for Elect.or-at-large on the Garfleld ticket in 1880, and was commissioned United States Marshal for the Western District of Missouri in 1890, and served until 1894. He was elected .to the Fifty-fourth Congress as a Republican. Dr. Joel Douglass Hubbard, Missouri's representative from the Eighth District, was born in the state, and first saw the light on the day that Abraham Lincoln was elected President. His medical'di- ploma was won'at the Missouri Medical College in 1888. He took an early interest in politics; was elected County Court Clerk of Morgan county in 1886, and reelected in 1890, He at present combines the positions of bank president and journalist, the Versailles (Mo.) Statesman being under his edii- torlal control, Dr. Hubbard's sue- Youngstown, O., Nov. 26,1852, He graduated at Western Reserve College In June, 1872. In September he commenced teaching in the hlph schoo} at Lisbon, and was elected superintendent o£ schools, In 1873, and re-elected in 1874, From January, 1875, to November, 1870, he was editor of the Buckeye State. In April, 1877, he was admitted to the bar, and was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Columblana County in 1880, serving until January, 1886. Ever since his admission to the bar he has been actively engaged in the practice of,his profession. Mwy I*«»we l)l<sklTi»on. Mary Lowe Dickinson was born r •ftj in "During the civil war there was not a more rabid secessionist or a more popular man In California than Charlie Fair- lax, Virginian, and direct descendant of Lord Fairfax," said City Attorney Creswell yesterday. "lie was a man of such undoubted courage, such scrupulous honesty and such distinguished courtesy that his violent prejudices against the north were forgiven, before they were expressed, and his Qpen'de- claj'ations of disloyalty forgotten as fiaop JIB B.pol?en. "While the clerk of the Supreme Courfc in'Sacramento he engaged in an altei cation with a ma_n oamefl' Without warnjpg Lee ayord. cane and made a Jyn,ge,M fa.?. TJie Jseen Wade nejietvate^ {n> «omen' a oo.up,}e ot ln<5«§s - cess J. p. TRACY. MISSOURI, » is emphasis by the Jact that - the Eighth Plstrlot is naturally Pemoora,tje, an4 that his 9P" ponent, Richard, parks Bland, on<? of Missouri's pre-emineotjy famojjs sons, jSvf p since the ^f^j* 1 ?.?.. 0 !.^^ Massachusetts, but, after her marriage, resided for some years abroad, and is now a resident of the city of New York. An early experience in life as a teacher led her to realize the need for a more practical education for girls and women, and she has sought to teach better systems of training. Her latest work of great importance was in Denver, Colo., where she held a full professorship in English literature, Such an estimate was placed on the value of her services, not only as an instructor, put as a social and moval influence, that her chair was one of' the first to be fully endowed, and . when ill-health obliged her to resign this position th" chair was named for her, and she was made Emeritus Professor and holds now its lectureship in English, literature. She has been secretary Pf the Woman's Branch of the American Bible Society, national superintendent of the S9'ca}ie4 department of higher education in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and. president of the Woman's National Indian 'Association. Phe conducted for six years a jnagasjne devoted to t he care of invalids, and held an as* editorship with IdwarO. Everett jn, his Mftgpln 6 gf Philanthropy, Is general s-epretary, flf the Qr4 e r °t ~" ' Daughters »na the e4lt9r ol Us Ifer pJTlgcJpal Utefarjr | the W»PW«V ""TO* iMMJ "'One kittle W?e } " Canadian Legislation. * The Canadian Parliament has,voted down the Dill to give Parliamentary suffrage to women, and also to rala«) the age of protection for girls to 18.;'! The member who Introduced the bjU to raise the age of protection voted for the suffrage hill, and every member who spok* in opposition to raising 1 the'' age of protection voted against woman,^, suffrage. Another mediaeval decision < against the rights of wpman ^as .Just been glvqn at Berlin, An antiqua^efl, , law still exists which prohibits woman scholars and apprentices from" Joining ., a political society, A few wojn'e» suf- cently fgrmed in Berlin a woman' 8«f« • „ frage committee, having for Us object-^) to obtain for women equal' ( ppliUcftV ,' t "'^ rights with men leaders rigtuo wu 1 * M» c "- +" v +«^»»«**» **i »t»fi,» ,* movement were arraigned by the pub,-, ; j Uc prosecutor, and the wsgiBtrftteJ" 1 ---'' fore whom they were brought $f them all, and ordered the society t9 • journal, ImseU » YC«»rtW An emplpye *t the jKentucl , „ . Works, LQUisville, who is sowew.hat,, an artist Jn his iin§, hfts gopfe all *•' builders of ppvejty bicycles one bit and has constructed a wheel e.j " wood, The ftame i^; r o"f,hent and the wheels, asl'e's; etc£ are pf but it is ft Hyer, &n,4 f«>K y%w}y high grato wheels are a|>le, t« ; » on t'he -The .wS&Vywr WW» Mswo/Mtfpg«f tflMftfr *« wpw* J*Wi-MS$®!* comes teams dgwn t.|je, bearing its owner to anfl rattles vojs4 ije&l el gets there juafc'the »»»» ' ]{iittUiU&-40-liff iW ! «fot

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