The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 25, 1895 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 25, 1895
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worheli. Its tlfftlttg X'STOKA sheftfeted i! m warn; K tfft fi» 'witcfce-ir m& flatd fat weiring a wife .fn«etteg. tow* ahd the pafisft, l&e.tBKm and the theetifig fcodse, a family frota t m (Special t!6ffe6fi6ftden«s>) 1L8K1M mbttth afid Pufltati XIV.—(OoSTIStJfiD.) - tils way hoW led towards the river<Bide regions, and a cleansing whiff of ! tar was to be detected in the stagnant autumn air. Men with the blue Jersey and peaked cap of the boatman, or the white dUck of the dockers, began to replace the corduroys and fustian of the laborers. Shops with nautical instruments in the windows, rope and paint sellers, and slop shops with long rows of oilskins dangling from hooks, all proclaimed the neighborhood of the clocks. The Admiral quickened hisI pace and straightened his figure as his sur. i-oundings became more nautical, at last, peeping between two hlgn, dingy wharfs, he caught a S^mpse of the mud-coloved waters of the Thames, and of the bristle of masts and funnels which rose from its broad bosom, ao the right lay a quiet street, with many -'lo. ... The Ad- brass°piates" upon either side, and wire blinds in all the windows.. miral walked slowly down it until The Saint Lawrence Shipping nc .°, TOpanny , caught his eye. He crossed the road pushed open the door, and found himself In a low-ceillnged office, with a He has ttvlL ill «. ivvv-^*-»"«ci~— - , long counter at one end and a great number of wooden sections of ships stuck upon Hoards and plastered all over the walls. "Is Mr. Henry in?" asked the "No, sir," answered an elderly man from a high-seat in the corner not come into town to-day. I can „ age any business you may wish seen to. "You don't happen, to have a first 01 •aecond officer's place vacant, do y ou j The manager looked with a dubious eye at his, singular applicant. "Do you hold certificates?" he asked "I hold every nautical certificate there is." „ "Then you won't do for us. "Why not?" "Your age, sir." "I give you my word that I can see as iwell as ever, and am as good a man in every way." "I don't dOUbt it." M,nn9» "Why should my age be a bar, then. "Well, I must put it plainly. If a man o£ your age, holding certificates, has not got past a second offl° er f^ e ^. there must be a black mark against him somewhere. I don't know what it is, drink or temper, or want of Judgment, tut something there must be. "I assure you there is nothing, tout i find myself stranded, and so _ have to turn to the old business again. "Oh, that's it," said the manager, with suapicion in his eye. How Ions •were you in your last billet? "Fifty-one years." "What!" „ "Yes, sir, one-and-fifty years. "In the same employ?" "Yes." "Why, you must have begun child." "I wao twelve when I Joined. "It must be a strangely managed His pensloft was g6ne. He had Hoth* ing save What he could earn. Stit the stout old heart never quailed. He waited eagerly for & letter ffom the Saint Lawrence ShippiBi doth* pany, and in the meanwhile he gave his landlord a quarter's notice. Hundred poUhd a year houses would irt future be a luxury which he could h6t aspire to, A small lodging In some inexpensive part of London must be the substitute for his breefcy Norwood villa. Bo be it, then! Better that a thousandfold, than that his name should be associated with failure and disgrace. On that morning Harold Denver was to meet the-creditors of the firm, and to explain the situation to them. It Was a hateful task, a degrading task, but he set himself to do it with ttuiet resolution. At home they waited in intense anxiety to learn the result of the meetlngi it was late before he returned, haggard and pale, like a man who has done and suffered much. "What's this board in front of the house?" he asked. "We are going to try a little change of scene," said the Admiral. "This place is neither town or country. But never mind that, boy. Tell us what happened In the city." "God help me! My wretched business Is driving you out of house and home!" cried Harold, broken down by this fresh evidence of the effects ol his misfortunes. "It Is easier for me to meet my creditors than to see you two suffering so patiently for my sake." "Tut, tut!" .cried 'the Admiral. "There's no suffering In the matter. Mother would rather be near the theaters. That's the bottom of it, isn't it, mother? You come and sit down here between us and tell us all about it." Harold sat down with a loving hand in each of his. "It's not so bad as we thought," said «ie, "and yet it is bad enough. I have about ten days to find the money, but I don't know which way to turn for it. Pearson, however, lied, as-usual, when he spoke of £13,000. The amount is not Harold: fee feff.tdfee. t^A 'Mt^'sHKt fii fie went in biiLuuQu v»«^. o"- » " 4i»' IM the trsctaf #«*« Mttiftt totetftet ift the dtinlnt-rnofft. She sptaftg td hef *eei at the sight of Wm. . rf "Oh, Harold, 1 have been *jWtti**af so Iftip-atle'hlEiy,'' 6he cried; "!«** you pass the ffoflt windows halt aft hotir ago. 1 would hate cothe »«• H * dared, bo teil us what has happened/ "1 have come Ih to thank yoti ttow can 1 repay you for your hess? Mere Is yotif cheque, Doctor have not needed It. 1 flitd that I ' lay my hands on enough to pay my creditors. 1 ' ,, . "fhank Qod!" said Clara fervently. "fhe sum Is less.thatt I thought, ana our resources considerably tnore. ( we have beeh able to do It with ease. "With ease! 1 ' The Doctor's brow clouded and his manner grew pold. i think, Harold, that you would do bettef to take this money of mine, than to use that which seems to you to be ealhea with ease." f . "Thank you. sir. If I borrowed front any one it would be frdm you. But my father has this very sum, five thotisano. pounds, and, as I tell.him, I owe him compunction gafeta-^ld atistocfat a colony af and visitor has quite £7,000." The Admiral clapped his hands. as a .business," said the manager "which allows men JOW » mc" to leave if who have served for fifty years, and who are still as good as ever. Whom did you serve? "The Queen. Heaven bless her! "Oh, you were in the Royal navy, What'rating did you hold?" "I am Admiral of the Fleet." The manager started, and sprang down from his high stool. "My name is Admiral Hay Denver. There is my card. And here are the records of my service. I don't, you un- "derstand, want to push Another man from his billet; but if you shoud chance to have a berth open, I should be very glad of It. I know, the navigation from the Cod Banka right up to Montreal a great deal better than I know, the streets ° The astonished manager glanced over the blue Papers_which his Visitor had handed him- "Won't you take a chair, But I should be obliged if you would drop my title now I told you because you asked n**™*™™ the quarter deck, and am pla*n Mr, Hay • "M;ay I°ask," said the manager, "are you the same Denver who commanded at on? time on the Jfovth American, station?" "I did," «'Then it was you who got one °f our boats, the Comus, off the rocks in the Bay of Fundy? The directors voted you three hundred guineas as salvage, and you refused them." 'tit was an otter which should not have been made," said the Admiral sternly, "Well. !t reflects credit upon you th^t VQU snould think so. If Mr, Henry were here J am sure that he would wwige matter for you at once. As it Is, I U before the doctors to-day, «We *>»»» they will be proud hftve you in our employment, and, I T' in some more suitable position Wt which yow suggest," ftm. very much obliged to you, eJr," the Admiral, and Carted off again, pleaseO., upon his hQmeward, jour- knew we should weather it, after all Hurrah, my boy! Hip, hip, hip, hurrah!" Harold gazed at him in surprise, while the old seaman waved his arm above his head and bellowed out three sten torian cheers. "Where am I to ge seven thousand pounds from, dad?" h asked, "Never mind. You spin your yarn." "Well, they were very good and very kind, but of course they must have their money or their money's worth. They passed a vote of apmpathy for me, and agreed to wait ten days before they took any proceedings. Three of them, whose claim came to £3,500, told me that if I would give them my personal I. O. U., any pay interest at the rate of fiye per cent, their amounts might stand over as long as I wished. That would be a charge of £175 upon my income, but with economy I could meet It, and it diminishes the debt by one-half." Again the Admiral burst out cheering. "There.remains, therefore, about £3,200, which has to be found within ten days. No man shall lose by me, I gave them my word in the room that if I worked my soul out of my body every one of them should be paid, I shall not spend'a penny upon myself until it Is done. But some of them can't wait. They are poor men themselves, and must have their money. They have issued a warrant for Pearson's arrest. But they think that he has got away to the states." "These men shall have their money," said the Admiral. "Dad!" * "Yes, my boy, you don't know the resources of the family. One never does know until one tries. What have you yourself now?" "I have about a thousand pounds invested." "All right. And I have about' as much more. There's a good start. Now, mother, it Is your turn. What is that little bit of paper of yours?" Mrs. Denver unfolded it, and placed it upon Harold's knee, "Five thousand pounds!" he gasped. "Ah, but mother is not the only rich one. Look at this!" And the Admiral unfolded his cheque, and placed it upon the other Knee, Harold ga?ed from one to the other So much that I have no about owing him more." "No compunction! Surely there are some sacrifices which a son should no allow his parents to make." "Sacrifices! What do you mean/ "Is it possible that you do not know how this money has been obtained ? "I give you my word, Doctor wai that I have no idea. I asked my father but he refused to tell me." "I thought not," said the Doctor, th gloom clearing from his brow. I wa sure that you were not a man who. clear yourself from a little money difficulty, would sacrifice the happiness or vour mother and the realth of your father." , „„ "Good gracious! What do you mean? "It is only right that you should know. That money represents the commutation of your father's pension. H.e has reduced himself to poverty, and intends to go to sea again to earn a living." "To sea again! Impossible!" "It is the truth. Charles Westmacott has told Ida. He was with hint in the City when he took his poor pension about from dealer to dealer trying to sell it. He succeeded at last, and hence the money." _ "He has sold his pension!" cried Harold, with his hands to his face. "My dear old dad has sold his pension! He rushed from the room, and burst "I wildly Into the presence of his parents once more. "I can not take it, father, he cried. "Better bankruptcy than that. Oh, if I had only known your plan! We must have back the pension. Oh, mother, mother, how could you think me capable of such selfishness? Give me the check, dad, and I will see this man to-night, for I would sooner die like a dog in the ditch than to touch a penny of this money." fairly ostentatious in setting their ciaittia td toria. the 1 guide <book and fo» printed annals with every famous locality and landmark plainly noted refedy to hand—colonial history on tap, But just off the line of the tourist, a little back among the hills attd sea marshes, are the ancient hamlets of Essex county of subtler charm, with seventeenth century homesteads that must be sought for, whose fascinating Old World associations only reveal themselves to the student who loves to delve into the old-time records for their famous names and early beginnings. Such a quaint old town is Ipswich, basking on the silvery curves of its river near the open sea. I love to think of old Ipswich town, and that sae the fchttf 6li. ia tpswtch selectmefl wefe bf defed w sen the farm of a ttafi afad his wite^hS made the distance am excuse !o? thetf absence ffom the Baftctuafyi A ' pef* soa could hot be a fadgfeevg tin h& «* per ienfced a of heart, To toakl tot's ttfcf, fits • btrtottg to tile like ofdiflaft drift lead tef flbie fJcl ICUUCU a. \;unu£t? *"• «.«—- -. the town a tifts&cf&cy and t6 keep 1 the devil out of its corn by putting the LeM into the fehces-ihat'wfts the aim." It ^as stern, hard livings bttt who shall deny that it laid rock foundation for" this Nation? , ' One of these "illuminated Christians" was Anne Dudley Bradstreet, the> friend and ship companion Of the ill- fated Lady ArbeHa' Johnson, who died so soon after her arrival in Salem. This Anne Bradstreet Was New England's flrst writer of verse who made old Ipswich the birthplace of American poetry. She was the Wife of Governor Simon Bradstreet, and they lived on High street, near the Burial Hill. The first farm laid out in the early town* ship of Ipswich—New Meadows, now Topsfleld—Was the one given by Gov. -• Vf < "-.,1! in bewilderment, pounds!" he cried. "Ten thousand "Good heavens! where did these come from?" "You will not worry any longer, dear, murmured his mother, slipping her arm round him, , But his quick eye had caught the signature upon one of the checks, Doctor Walker!" he cried, flushing, "This is Clara's doing, Oh. dad, we cannot take this money. It would not be rigiu nor honorable." "No, boy, I am glad you think so. is something, however, to have proved one's friend, for a real good friend he is, It was he who brought it in, though CJara sent him. But this other money will be enough to cover everything, ana it i? all my own." ' "Your own? Where did you set It. xv. ; S.R04I.S, for fB.OQO from- Mr. a agreement *# "Tut.tut! See what }t Is to have ft city man to deal w}th, It is my own, &nd fairly earned, and that is enough, '•Pear old dad!" Harold squeezed Ma gnarled hand. "And you, pother 1 . YOU have Hfted the trouble from my heart. I feel another man. YOU have. gyej my honor, my f> 0 °d name, everything, : can pot owe you more, for I owe yov everything already." while the autumn sweet -* through the broad (TO BE CONTINUED.) THE RETORT DISCOURTEOUS. A Bright Little Newsboy Answers a tatly In a Smart and Caustic Manner. A small and dirty newsboy worked a paying game for a week or so down in the shopping districts, says Chicago Tribune. He would don a most pathetic expression, go up to a woman and say, "Missis, won't you buy a paper? Dls is my birfday and I ain't sold hardly any." Of course he would sell one in nine cases out of ten and would generally get a nickel and be told to keep the change. He must have kept this up fully a week and reaped a bountiful harvest. At last one young woman who had tired of the same story and who became rather skeptical on the subject of the "blrfdays," stopped the young genius and remarked ift tones clear enough to be heard some little distance, "See here, little boy, what did you say about your birthday?" , "Lady, please buy a paper; dis Is my birfday, and I ain't sold but one paper to-day," whined tbe young rascal. ( "Now, little boy, to my certal^ knowledge you have bad a birthday every, day this week. Aren't you ashamed to tell such stories?" He was cornered for a minute and stood with head cast down and every appearance of remorse. At last he looked up with a most innocent expression and said: "Well, you see, lady, you en me we're different. I ain't very old, en I thought I'd have a lot of blrf- days to oncet, en den I could quit bavin' 'em, like you, See?" She concluded he was past reforming and, slipping a dime in his band, moved on sighing over tbe wickedness of the generation, while tbe young sinner executed a pas seul of bis own invention. Thinks He Is an Engine, There is now in the county Jail at Ann Arbor, Mich., awaiting a vacancy In tbe Pontlw asylum, a young row* who imagines be Is a train of cars. He spends nearly all bis time in imitating tbe noises attendant on starting ujj and stepping ft railroad train. Every sound and movement be produces with startling fidelity and detail, When tbe officer found him be was on tbe railroad track, and from bis actions was Just getting up steam. Soon be said H was M"* 0 to s * art > ordered tbe fireman to fill the tank wltb water a«d the tender with cpal, imitating every' M t perfectly. Tben be. pulled out tbe lever a»d started the train, running so fast tbat It was necessary to head him off with ft bwse, HJs wbtetle fqr "dpwn breaks" can be beard a wile, He'is about 17 years old. Old Ipswich town In the Bast .conn- Bradstroet tree, son Simon, whose descendants bearing the name of, Brad- Whence on the tide you can float down street occupy an old-fashioned home- Through the long salt grass to the stead close to the original one of 1635. waning sea. . U * Bald that ^Wtojto DjJJV,^ | - ^^^ (i. 2 io pounds per Between John Endicott's flrst Purl-| poet wife of Gov, Bradstreet, has trans | y i ...__, .„_ ..on.*., 'Wltb ft Wnltfi -j.- down oter- their 1 shoulders*;" have fi» sducatieft tfhfttyMf awt>:t|S ftedieai «felector says leafned in things, pertaining celestial sphere,. By the ald&J6l _.---, decorated altar stands ft,$B&t.ttBgttl i feet la,height, and,upon,., the- ^' hangs an ox chain tea feet long. -_ Montreal is given t& carnivals, balls and parties, ^nd when'It la ft for frail man and womankind to be tempted, it is at these seasons that-the five sisters devote themselves most intently to penitence and prayer. Tht» heavy chain is hung around each sister's neck for an hour at a time, while they kneel in prayer for their sisters of the world whom destiny has thrown • • in temptation's way. Bach bed is a ,> ^ large deep coffin, painted black, 'and .' covered over with gray cotton. Tbe ' pillow is made of soft wood and not a ,, single article of clothing is visible. The ;,''.* five sisters sleep upstairs, the -.second':,; floor being divided into a half dozen .,> small, cheerful rooms or > cells., .The' • furniture -In each of these 'steeping;,,; apartments consists of a-black cofflni ^ a table and a tin wash-baflln, ; th6"6ame *,:' absence of clothing being quite aat < marked as on ,the floor below. '.Dr.;',.;, Jacques himself occupies a room ott- * the ground floor! and sleeps in a'large,)/; bare coffln throughout the summer, and.^, ; winter. The only recognition. of, this- ; famous community by the Archbishop, of Montreal is In the fact that one ot , the city's clergymen Is spiritual dH rector of the five sisters In Question, ot • whom three go to communion every,; morning and two or three times a week; WINDING HOPES FOR MINES. t -, Belgian Maker* Arc Turning Thorn Oat/' of Groat Strength » n d ot tow Coit. ^ ' In the Comptea Rendus an account,is given of some, flat winding ropes made by Belgian machine builders,for ^tfgy use In the deep collieries 'of the Mona , AS and Charlerol districts. The largest oC> these is Intended to lift-a load of six and one-half tons, made up of three,,and one-half tons -weight of cage'and six; tubs and three tons net load of coal 3 from a depth of 1,200 metres (3,937 feet). The ropes are made, of Manilla aloe flbre of a flat 'section,' with tea,, strands tapering in breadth and ia thickness. The average weight, per,, metre Is 11 kilograms (24,2 pounds), giving for the length of 1,350 metres a i weight of 14.85 tons for each tope., Tha wpr'fing strain will be 90 kilograms. o¥ tan settlement at Salem and sea-blown mitted her genius to some of her de Newburyport, of ancient lineage, but a scendants, among whom are Olivei daSter of Ipswich, are the meadows Wendell Holmes and Richard H. Dana, and bills-"the baid Ipswich Hun- the benevolent features and amicable dreds"-that made the fair hunting characteristics of her husband the old grounds of Masconomet, Sagamore of colonial governor, can be easily traced the Agawam Indians, which he sold to in some of his descendants In the vil- John Wlnthrop. Jr., and his twelve as- lage. She was the daughter of that Motatea in 1683 for £20. It was a sorry rigid old Puritan, Gov. Thomas Dudley, bargain for the chef tain, for he ended and every generation since her time has Dargiuu mi WTO *.u.« > ,._, „ i->..^i«,r -nT-Q/iatT-Bot fiven'to the his days dependent upon the colonists, But for the gentlefolk who came from England with Gov. Winthrop's son John | Ipswich river it was an attractive and strategic point to be appropriated—"being the best had a Dudley Bradstreet, even the hill farm the .old There is romance in old Ipswich, traditions, and tragedy, too. Celia Tbax- square Inch) at the thick and 110" kilograms (1,564.5 pounds per square inch) at the thin end. The winding engines are intended to be worked with steam J at four atmospheres boiler pressure, and to be capable of bringing the load from the bottom of the mine'to the* bank in 65.4 revolutions. These are the ,> first 10-stranded ropes that have^beea made in aloe flbre, and it Is expected ' that their life will be about two yearn. Flat steel ropes are also in use at what is known as the Providence pit In tb« Charleroi district of Belgium.' Theea are made of eight parallel 'four- stranded ropes tapered by reducing the number of wires In the atrand from " .Hi place for tillage and cattle," and, as Uer sings^ the Indian maiden of Heart- .»„«« w . the old record has it, "lest an enemy break Hill, and a the New England ™» D J* OI ^ accor41ng to poalt i pn . , w finding it should possess .ud Uto :It poets have crystalled 1 legendary to 11^ , ^ from us." So did these determined material, The young wife of young s death's first vlc- was proposed to plant here. John-1 tlm In the colony, and was borne out son in his "Wonder-Working Provi- of that old house on tbe Essex road, in dence" wrote that "the peopling of the farming district. John Winthrop's this towne is by men of good ranke and w tfe's mother married tbe celebrated quality many of them having the year- Hugh Peters, Cromwell's chaplain, who ly revenue of large lands in England suffered death as a regicide, and ma before they came to this wilderness," residence In this locality probably ac- Thus It comes to pass that In this counts for Its being the retreat of the regicides Goffe and .Walley. Their shelter in the handsome and interesting old Appleton bouse (now Mrs, end, and the average weight is kilograms (27 pounds) per metre. Tb» winding engines, at this pit bangle » gross load of 12% tans, 6% ton? for tb«; cage and 1? tubs and 6 tons of coal, from a depth pf 950 metres '(SAW feet),, Tbis rope lasts only twelve 'montb.9. It An Ohio revivalist named Jon,aa &BI * Wilde's) is still sbown-a secret cbam- I pears to have gone Into th4twjiwM oj-;, ber connected wltb tbe chimney by a reviving as a profession, His "ad» ; ia- uer connecwo wi v <* | ^ w declares tbat -"he bas a strung > voice and is able to speak to tbe Jr audiences,at grove meetings,. He backward about speaking .Iwlee. opportunity is aflopfled. „ neart Is full of tb,e werte'jinfl' 1^9 anxious to reach jeopJe, sage of deliverance, He cavernous fireplace. Quaint homesteads crown tbe rlvey banks; on "Turkey Shore" lived the ancestor of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Capt, Bbene?er Caldwejl, grandfather of Mrs, James G, Blalne, wbo bas blood of two of tbe original colonists of jpswlcb IB ber veins, Povrn to Ips^ wicb Hamlets (now known as Hamilton and tbe home of "GaiJ Hamilton," wbose mother, Hannab atanwqod podge, came of a prominent family) lived tbe genial w&nasseb ler, minister, \etatepman, pioneer, re^ former, dlartet, lawyer, do.cter a,n.d, scientist. The study of bQtany in New jgy. MANA'SSBH Of Ipswicb Hamlet, quiet, pomely town^sre there are more ancient fcQVJes than in aoy ^™ single village in New Engiasd, are associations 9t tbe.ewHesrt wit, aad .dignity of -the eountry, England began wltb blmj be every growing pJ an <t between and Salem, I n 178M be prepared "BB accqwnt of tbe vegetable produ9t}on growing IB *W 8 P ftp t of A^erlsa! bo* tanicflUy aroused," ^ Vft8 pufoUslwd in tbe flwit volume .of, tbe "Mempjra pf tbe. American Academy fil Arte page 01 aeuv?r»wv, «•« v*»^ ^vH^y»^*if rj.^ Sundays as well a* talfc PpMMQS ^n^^m^'^ days, He lp'»y»ry He bas a wonderful tainlng, holding »»a ences and can pps&k Jn tbe. night after *nlgbt wltb cenUaw^Hy attendance" - Playing Europe toy a ing taoetty of su,^

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