The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 4, 1895 · Page 6
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; jttfti iheti tte Ijrfftce he ft add then, *S tfee face dts- „ as itiddemr^'i^'^^*^' H<a«eht fete bat frdtt tie peg by the doof aha mshed out Into the darkness after you would not fear me* bat as you are 8nlr A pact ot thievfcB and nlttfderefa syoti tfet&bie at tty prefieflce iiefe and have brbtight JOuf gang of six to one. la shoot Me down or hang me." i-hen he folded hid arms and raised his head and falB voice «u* out mltiedly: v short Um<v but oven a trifling sta>- >hg enough to leamUhe stofy of that ' '* apparition. AmineY*da«bjh«f -cruelly murdered here In the Ich years ago, and on everjr gusty, Moonlight night her face Was seen at shanty window, and here Carl' r 1 in his hurried race, for he fe- Jnembered the end of the tradition. %••'. :'*5Pdf^Bee tfiat 'face'.means* tfen'UT or twtible," he whispered in the datkness, fraA then he grasped his stout stick ^ tighter, "There's always trouble in the ,wbridy* he muttered philosophically, ^ahd If it wasn't for Kitty I should say that death was welcome." v , He caught his hat just as an eddying |fy gust raised It deftly from his head, and then seeing how foolish was his search t in "this shadowy darkness, turned slowly from the task he had undertaken : landTwent back to his book in the little ''^shanty." [:',, It was a copy of Poo that he was treading, and as he picked It up again -:(hetwas' amazed to flnd that the page /')whererhfe had'stopped so-suddenly had ,]|lboen completely torn across the middle. ^He stared at It vacantly at first, but .ithijre, i^ was.-jthe beautiful.rhythm -of "Anjaajml i*e" torn in a Jagged line,'as' if by hasty fingers, and search where .he would In the humble cabin the ether 'lialf of the page was nowhere to be Carl sat down with his back to the ''window and began to ferret the matter ..out "It was bad enough for her to scare - me half out of my senses," he eolllo- ; quizod, "but to como In while I was .searching the place over for her and tear my book is a little too mean for anything." He Ipoked at the injured volume ruefully and shook his head, found within a wager," he mut- bitterly, "and to think that 'An- {habel Lee,' the prettiest poem In the copy, should be the one one chose -;'to "damage!" And then he began thinking over the .story of the murdered maiden. She had tt. "Not another to be thousand miles, I'll . of the mite id kaf& wactiy what t ing wolreal Lay.yoTif plane to destf oy my workHtrtot^yktf bfa¥e>cheme8 to take ttf llfe-4re^ir« tie^abtti*, the tdpe, the havu , ^ to add one more murder to your list, And thenr-then lay your hands upon me <$;„,& .Pace Glared In at the Window, 'foully killed by a jealous lover, ,.._„ iald,.a»d now np-raan^at the kit- tle <3hileli but dreaded her acts of ghost- vengeance. It was a romantic story V» way, and the more he thought of more it came to him that "Anna- was • not so Inappropriate might bring some comfort for parl -ras sure none otlier than tho ghostly viu- bls window who bad entered his jn bis absence, and now, yes, Tpas another presence in the j, but for a moment be found it SbsolHteJy impossible for him to turn 'JT " ' ' k It " J M Ik- abound and face it. ,|bts , was, not necessary for him to ! , for hlP visitors wero all BJOSt tangible and more* were eager to make iinpwn ' *' "Annabel kee," and out tho Jogged edges. MAI*?* 5 tfcdifglit prompted the al^hwar 6t Philadelphia mai echool a bust of MtiHSf ta. DA? i»£ day the all-wise gdddess beckons through the clear light 'of the No- tmber morning to ,„ ^ .- f « .„, theliuridredS of firls>ho seek the por them savagd? With the fitt* of *fc'J angryUg<fr. ^ <," ^ ' ,; j • Hardly had his voice ceased to echo, through the shanty when:'one of the Vuffltika sprang forward with a shout and snatched his pistol from the table. "fie is unarmed J Take him by forcel" he shouted, viciously, and the whole gang surged forward together as if to tear his limbs asunder. "Stand back!" Carl's voice rang out boldly, then quick as lightning his arm shot forth and a blow felled the nearest brute to the.floor. Then, Just as he recovered himself for a second attack, his eyes were drawn irresistibly toward the window, where once more the ghastly face'of the girl peered in upon the scene before hen "Look there!" Carl whispered tragically, as be .pointed, toward the window. "There is* the ghost of your murdered girl! How dare you think to slay another?" • As if expecting and dreading this very apparition, the men 'turned, almost with ono accord, and glanced in fear at the narrow window. There was a shriek from one, a curse from another, and, selng his chance in that moment of horror. Carl sprang forward and wrenched his pistol from the leader's hand, and for a second the whole place bellowed with the rapid emptying of its chambers. Springing over that jumble of writhing forms, Carl hurriedly collected his papers, and then remembering, even in his danger, the volume of poems, he snatched the book from the, table and thrust it into his pocket,' ,T>on J he picked his way carefully across, the rocks, a tow stray bullets keeping.him ominous company, and by running always In the shadow, was soon far away from the little shanty. "There is a train at eleven," he whispered to himself, '"that trill take me east of the Mississippi," and then he stopped running, almost, too suddenly, as another vision came swiftly upon him; "Kitty!" he called tenderly; "Kitty, darling, is it you, or am I still in the land of spirits?" Without a sound the young girl hurried toward him and threw herself into his outstretched arms. "Take me with you," she sobbed frantically. "Take •me .with you or they will kill .me too," and'Carl, almost without a thought of what he was doing, half led, half carried her to the station. * * * A year later in their Eastern house, Curl Manning and his wife sat down for their after-dinner chatting. ,"So old'-Tom Johnson was not your father, after all." Carl said over and over, as thought tho repetition' 1 of the words wero something more than ordinarily pleasant. Tlien he took ,ber, on his ' knee and- his face assumed ' a thoughtful expression. . "Well, I am glad I did not kill.him,, any way," bp eald, softly, "although the owner of the mine says J. might just as well have done, so, for l^ crippled every roan of them that .evening." Then he smiled more tenderly into her eyes as he added-In a-lighter tone: "But what I am sorry for, little one, is that I did not wait-to solve the mystery^of that woman's face, for as I live, it was she that saved me!" Wltbpjit a word Kitty slid down from his knV and began ransacking in her •bpjj of-treasures, -''Will tale, hejp you any to lay nor ghost?" she s,aia, merri* Jy, and then-she unfolded before Ms astonished eyes the half of bis poem, - - tried to smooth and at aftefnoon.-when ^the 8% dents, arm ia arm, "chatting gaily in groups ,> of twos arid threes, retrace their stepa, thji chiseled face, bathed In wanner radiance, still smiles upon their way, Coming, or going one marks the .eprlngy. step,, and .the.eyes that,see_the future through rose-colored spectacles. .Youthful optimism is as yet undimmed. You whb"have never looked into the faces of these seven hundred girls as one can see them every morning at 9 o'clock in the assembly room of the Normal School, will still muse on, marveling "why the ancients conceived ot wisdom as a woman. No school .means more to Philadelphia than does the'Normal School—the crown, of an unbroken system of free! education which leads from kindergarten to college and university door. Even in America—the continent of liberty, or, as Emerson defines it, "Another word for opportunity"—educa- Uon for women 'has been accomplished only after hard struggle. It was ono hundred and fifty years after Harvard College was. founded before any pro- . ,. Bach of the Notmftl School Club* hag *a individuality ei . .. . fight *f age, «fld rs.thejrlobbv.eiub,6tandgflfftL ••*• simple, unconventional-enjoy* the ttofcy Club Is Jiiitque. Its x . s name suggests:Its ptitposl ft aifnl-to allow each of Jibs members to alf her hobby at least once ft year, la ydur hdbby absurd? , l»/lHeHd8 Intimate*- polltely-^at It f ls' a tiofet Tin- ihe Hdbby Club it receives respectful—serious attention. The nourishing membership allows of "ho end Of hobbles. They canter, they'troti they pace, they gallop and. run from light and frivolous volumes of Darwin and Spenser to ponderous newspaper paragraphs on the "new, woman.". Aa a rule the meekest' faced girls scorn any but the most vlg- orous hobbles; leaving humble confess alqns of 'weakness.-to 'their apparently strong minded sisters. Everything about the Hobby Club Is „ .f physical cliltflf6, fiA helpers among the lf ,.n tnii afe stfofig afld v^rolis. It IB t Jlght id wittfelf thettT gflltfg tigh this sp«cifii'atlilettc Saining-. hate become expert in very 6uit eXefclses flfid; besidft .any 6f portaflt belonging of her outfit no ef eilstfl. She has Vanished with the "salt tears" and the "crystal tears" ef the IWeffi ideal, Athletics-have iwHit- tie to do with the growing self reliance in women,;- The work which, the girls of the Normal school do will, for grade, agility and daring, astonish those <who think athletics are the prerogatives of the masculine part of creation. * * > « , * * • Students who . thirst for higher springs of lltefary culture are, many, The Shakeap«Han society- has arisen spontaneously out of the students' Own aspirations for these better things. This organization Is made Up of devoted' Shakesperlan students, who read and study the plays of the inyrlad-mlnded dramatist.. The plays are cast with the good readers, - each- reader '•, being assigned one part. From time to time the one who presides, who is'Miss, Corlnne Slckel, the clever daughter of J. P. C. Slckel, assistant superintendent of schools, interrupts the reading, and an animated discussion ensues as to'the Interpretation of the text. Miss Jean McGrath is the leading spirit in'the organization of the society, , and has general managerial charge of the cast' .—^.i—.—IT.""/.'. ....-..«.«.• — tne Georgia i in gives wme property, by peoyj|ia p|h.er things ' vision was made by Masaachnsotts for the education of girls, and public scbools were established in Boston for boys one hundred and thirty-five years before girls wero admitted to "learn reading and writing for a part of the year." When Mrs. Wlllard, in 1831, presented to the New York legislature the first plan for the higher education of girls proposed in tho United States, she vory scrupulously stated that she wished to.produce no "college-bred females." <• The annual commencements ot our Girls' .High-and Normal Schools are as welcome as tho Juno roses. Tho American eagle spreads its wings in pardonable • pride when one after another pretty girl mounts the platform to deliver A graduation thesis. Yet only fifty years ago Lucy gtone was shut out of the New England College, to which her brother was admitted, and, Journeying to Oberjin,- extraordinarily Uber,al in governmental policy for those days, when she graduated at the b,ead of her' class, she was awarded the honor of a commencement essay, provided she would ftgree to Jet a man read it! She. didn't', Fifty years, ago Is a ,)ong way off, The world 'moves! Je Philadelphia to,]ay twenty-three hundred students attend the Girls' High School and in the -beautiful building dedicated to phlla- dclpliia's professional school for the training of young women In teaching 7$5 rooro names are enrolled. Every phase of tne life of a jarge ecliool is Interesting. It has been well said, j»d\voyev«, that tU? cjiaraptpr and p.f a school w,ay-be pretty by " of wfelfib, grew qut pj the wprk 'of the player tlje'scbepl, Jf fltmoBpUero «l tbe splwl le ana;the,teasers, jsjpir|nK tl»e the Infectiou unique— even the manner of conducting the exercises. Before tho particular hobbyist announced on the program speaks each member of the society is required, to, name the particular hobby which she thinks best suited to the. speaker. The guesses set the 'meeting In a glow of geniality, and that they frequently fall short of the right answer adds »J) tho more to the merriment. The offlpers of the Hobby Club are Jllss Blanche I^evi, president; J4lss Carol Massman and Miss Sue Stuart, vice presidents} Miss Helen G. Mvett, secretary and treasurer. Upon these slight shoulders rest t}ie responsibilities ant) trusts of thia novel organization, whose dejlgptful meetings »»'e among the brightast poge^ is Normn! Ing of tho plays, a work which requires tact and taste. The organization is very successful, both on the literary and social side, and promises to be a great agency for culture in the school. The class meets each Monday afternoon. The tale is toid In the Hobby club how one day the 'tall figure of the principal of the school appeared In the doorway. The students set him in the midst of them. Then they tried to guess his hobby. They guessed long and they guessed frankly—-everything -Is bon camarade between principal and students, - One said "English," another "Neckties." It will be no "violation of the secrets of the Hobby club to divulge the right answer. Mr. Cliff fj;eelj;.con- fesses that !his supreme hobby 'is to make the Normal school a power in the civic life of Philadelphia—and 725 glrjs arc trying their best to help him ride if to—success!—Rose Tnorn. ' J.ongovtty, $t(jrlo Tpjrt In Two remarkable cases of longevity were recalled recently by a conversation between several gentlemen in Athens, Gu, They were rtisciiBsing the death 'of, the Item Qeorge McQnll, tj*a veteran B»pt>8t preacher, wbe,n It w'a.s authentically stated that Mr, MqCall's great-arftndfatjjcr lived to the ripe old age of W years. 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