The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 2, 1897 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 2, 1897
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ME Was singing ah afla ffwa r 'Martha' T when he Arst saw hef. Arthur Hftrt- ' m'fcn ,-wfas vefy fond oil "Martha." That •was the reason he made hta way into the parlor where he could Sc'e the Singer. She sang it too well. Hers was not emotional dramatic Voice hi lilting, wu»u. *« d hat)py ' lid to kotow's music. Itiitea w » L.,.,,,,,1 n «,,Bv away from the pi- sought an introduction that he elher how much -he had en- r rendition of the beloved ftir. ___„ •• 1,« asdrl. "that all com- lJUsW* * ix/ *. in whatever language they . ., he couched, been worn but for all that I want to voice to the general clamor i teH y° u that you llave eiveu mo •pat pleasure." "That is the highest compliment one L ever receive," she replied. "If one , rfl to hear that often. 'You have Jivett mo Pleasure,' it would seem that here were really something worth llv- fshe'ioolced up and smiled and the Light was born on his mind that L voice was the least important of L beautiful qualities and that even if •he wore deaf and dumb he would think L the most delightful woman he had Iyer met! Still the voice was there and lc liked her all tho better for having It. J »A woman with heart and lips at- Imed to music makes life a paradise lor any man," ho said, tentatively. She tailed again. I "Then," she said, "a man so blessed lould never be justified in wandering Lay from paradise." I "No man would :caro to do so," he an- Iwered, eloquently. Ono sunny afternoon in the latter mrt of the same week ho availed him;elf of her permission to call and went jtround to her apartment. She had a Icvere headache and her face was pale find her eyes dull and heavy. "Don't you want to take a walk?" ho Inked. "The bracing air and the sun- fhlne will do you good." "Oh," she murmured, with a depre- ktlng look In tho mirror opposite, "I lan't. I'm such a fright." Then, [•You'd be ashamed of me," she said, "Ashamed of you!" he repeated, with Imusual ardor. "Miss Monroe, I'd nov- |r be ashamed of you." He was right about the effect of the lonstitullonal. It was wonderfully ben- Iflcial for when she returned her face "I INTEND TO LEARN." kas tinged with a delicate flush ami her lyes glistened and sparkled as on the pight of the musicale. "There isn't a doubt," said he, when lommenWng on it, "that a brisk walk jm a fine afternoon is the best tonic in |he world." ' The flush deepened a little then, fomehow, the glow and tho sparkle i always there when he saw her af- ler that. She was just the sort of girl Jm had long dreamed about, beautiful, pood and true, and he loved her dearly. "I have loved you ever since I heard lou slug 'Martha' that night," he said. I'Will you come with me so that I can ]iear it often?" "Oh," she cried, "I'm not worthy. I'm ' ignorant." "Ignorant!" he exclaimed'. "What is It you don't know? Why,-you know perythlng, Your voice is divine; you alnt, you write a little and you are a |1nguist, What more would you want?" "Oh, I know I can do all those |Wngs," she laughed, "but I am afraid hey won't amount to much after we fro man-led. You'll want me to be nore practical. I don't understand the thing about housekeeping. I uuidn't cook a meal if we were starving. I doi>'t know how to go marketing! tradesmen could cheat me of my Pry head and 1 ! would be none the wis- I 1 '. I don't know how to sew " I Why, my dear," he interrupted, gay|7, one would think that I am the pro- H'letor of an intelligence office and you n applicant for a situation as work. |&S housekeeper. Rose, I don't want airy my cook or my washwoman, hire her at so much per week. I a beloved, congenial companion IM ft wife. I want you." she • blushingly acknowledged |he ipved him better than all the w and that }ie might have her It « «kQ\jght he would novpr regret it, 1 intend to learn, too. I'll get upa breakfast one of these morn* ings that'll surprise you." "Well, you can't be too quick it," Replied Mn'ArthUr Hartman. When the baby was two months old they discharged the cook. Mrs. Hartman had learned to prepare such dalh^ ty, tempting dishes that her husband would allow no one less skilled to cater to his delicate stomach. The Hartmans did not keep a nurse girl. Mr. Hartman stoutly maintained that a woman who didn't know enough to take care of her own children wasn't lit to be a mother, so his wife administered catnip tea and broiled steak at the same time and washed dishes between the tantrums of the Hartman son and heir. Neither did they keep a maid. A maid was so apt to lot the dust accumulate on chairs and mantels, Mr. Hartman said, and if there was one thing he disliked more than another It was diist. His wife was the most thorough sweeper and duster he had ever come across and It hurt him to the quick to think of entrusting such important duties to another. Rose Hartman was too thoroughly conscientious to do anything in a halfhearted manner and It wasn't long until she had developed into a' model housekeeper. Mr. Hartman admitted that and was ver;t proud of her. The easel stood untouched In the corner In those days, the piano was never opened unless they had company and Rose's sWeet voice was hushed except when crooning lullabies to the baby. She was very pale and thin, too, but Mr. Hartman never seemed to notice that. But then he spent a good many evenings away from home and perhaps-he had no time to give heed to such trivial things. On those evenings when ho went out calling ho generally came in about 10 o'clock. But one evening it was almost 11 when he. turned the key in the lock and walked into their little sitting room. His wife was still up, for the baby had been ailing and fretful and all the mother's art had boon powerless to soothe the little fellow. Mr. Hartman heard the low, fitful crying before the door was fairly opened, 'but It did not disturb him that night. A happy, self- satisfied smile played lound his lips and he sat down opposite his wife and communed with himself for. several minutes in contented silence. The baby fell asleep at last. The cessation of the mournful cries brought Mr. Hartman to himself. "Poor little fellow," he said, carelessly. "Is ho sick?" "Yes," said his wife, "he's been sick all day." Mr. Hartman stretched his long legs and yawned. "Rose," he said, "I've been around to the Winstons' to-nlgh't." Mrs. Hartman winced as her toll- stained hand tremblingly clasped that of the sleeping child. "I don't know whether you ever noticed or not," he went on, "but Mrs. Winston has a glorious voice. She sang some selections from 'Martha.' I'm going round again Thursday night and we're going to practice some duets together. Why Is it you never sing any more Rosey? Other women don't begin to retrogado as soon as they get a husband. I never thought you would. I tell you this thing of a woman forgetting everything she ever knew, just because she's married, is all a mistake. Now, that music at Winston's to-night was an inspiration. It made mo feel like a different man. Shall I carry the young man upstairs for you?" "No, thank you," said Mrs. Hartman, and her voice was very calm and low. He whistled a few bars from "Martha" and went to bed. His wife bowed low over the little form in her lap. When she drew her cold hand across the boy's forehead it shattered a globule of something that glistened and sparkled like a diamond. But a moment later another jewel, and then another, took tho place of the one "that had been brushed away. A plea for the birds is belfig widely disseminated la the form of ft circular which contalhs earnest wotdS frofrt Mfs. CafoHfie B\'Huffman, local secre-, tary of the Massachusetts- Audttbofi society. Mfs. Hoffman tells the often- toid story of the mother heron which must be killed when brooding to obtain the white aigrette which is her decoration at that time, and of the cruelty df sacrificing the mother bird and her little ones for the gratification of femin^ ihe vanity. The Florida heron, she says, is annihilated. She bases her plea in this circular more particularly Upon the practical grounds of the great injury to plants and forests by crea^ tures so useful in destroying insects. She says: "Already in the southern lands of Europe are the forests perishing in a frightful manner, and not less are tho orchards in danger, for against the Increase of injurious insects there is no remedy when the little birds are missing. And no land in the wide world Is safe against this horrid destruction." Quoting foreign criticism of bird decoration, she continues: "How foreign lands think and write about It a newspaper from Tokir, Japan, will best show. It snys: "It is not enough that tho Europeans compress themselves with steel and whalebone; they also demand for adornment our beautiful and useful birds." She concludes: "Equally guilty of this barbarous custom is every purchaser of these birds, martyrs unto death. May these words meet with tho right reception; may women at length reflect and acknowledge that there Is something better, nobler, more to be desired, than this foolish style, which Is bought with the blood and life of creatures fostered by tho God of love. May American women come to tho front and be the first to do away with this brutal practice. Everywhere our orchards, our fruit trees, are crying out to be delivered from insect pests. Competent witnesses testify that all over our country, within a generation, birds have diminished in a most rapid manner, and the injurious insects have made headway in tho same degree. Setting aside all sentiment, the destruction of forests, orchards and Holds ought to be sufficient to deter women from indulging in this murderous practice." TOMBSTONE BROWN'S ORGAN. CURRENTSAYlNGS ANDDD1NCS ON THE blAMoND. P»«sltt6nt Yonhtr Interprets Section rt— Rule f i f 0 * the Qftfttftneb of Scoters— iJfirtter's toothg*—Inditing in liftsehtOi ~-l>lfttnoii(l Scorers: Young of the National League has come lo the relief of the! perplexed sco r e r s and officially de^fined what an earned run under the new rule is. Here is his announcement: "To Base Ball I have received several com- standard ef inteiligenct) and jiroilahed manner's so Milch needed among pro* tesstenai playlifs. if there were" Ifcorl »6*teTe, PofidS, fefihey*, Smiths aftd Lewises in the National League it Would be better for the great sptrtt* munications asking for an official interpretation of the rule (Sec. 9, Rule tl), relative to earned runs. An earned* run is a run that reaches homo base without the aid of a fielding or battery error. A stolen base cannot cut any figure, although there is ho chargeable error. Still someone Is at fault In one of several ways which would not justify the scoring of a fielding error. A base runner who makes a base hit and is advanced a base by a successful sacrifice hit is entitled to the credit of an earned run if he reaches homo base before 'chances have been offered to retire his side. The section must be considered intelligently as a whole and not in part, and admits of no other fair interpretation." The object of tho rule makers in this matter evidently was to discourage bunting and to make tho records more clearly indicate the ability and effectiveness of the pitcher regardless of his support, either in the field or on the base paths. In' this the new rule will doubtless succeed as well as the rulo maker could have wished. Whether, it will have an adverse effect on base running, already too much handicapped, is a question. However, as runs, whether earned or unearned, decide games managers will doubtless see to it that tho base runners are kept up to concert pitch regardless of any question of pitchers' records. tietmr. Ocnzef, the pitcher Sold to Chicago by St. Paul, is of Gentian parentage and first saw the light of day tfi Le Seur, Minn., a towtt of i,tOO, Oct. 6 f 18?4. He went to school and grew, like so many others, and that's all, he says, he remembers. Of course, he liked base ball, like no many other boys, and when the town of St. t*eter, 12 miles from his father's house, organized a team in 1893, Dohzer waa asked to join and pitch. He did, and for three years ho played the nines of the neighboring towns. In the majority of those games the St. Peter nine came off victorious. Denzer's fame gradually got as far as St. Paul, and last year he wa<i signed In that rlty. He pitched in 49 games during the season, and he acknowledges naively, "I lost all but 85 of the games." During tho season he was in the box almost every other day. His best record he-mado during the August trip of the St. Paul team, when out of 24 games played, he pitched 12 and lost only two. Anson heard of tho feat and so Denzer—modest, frank, simple—is now where his every act on the diamond is laid before the people of a great country. ffte Sftnfeg— 1 told thftt idioitrt dtfet of ...... suffered gft&il? If 6m 'chllf&i ftMtft hitt Vty Sjdidft»t eflfS tte. ' . 4 artist-tee (Safefttl «! . 4 „ ^ f- It'* «ii fiflify l*ve got my old toat tifo. When the stomach dishonors lift ftsade tipbh it by the rest bltirt ftfuteffi. It? necessarily because its fund oi glWnfUi' very low. Toned with Httstettef '8 m»ifi«dte Bitterd, it tt>ofl begins to My. ottt *igW; itt the shape of pure, rich blodd, > eofitftittlHg A GOOD SUIT OF CLOTHES. No Muu Cun Afford to Wear Shiibby GurmontB. A Barnesville lawyer appeared before his friends in a new and costly suit of clothes recently, says the Atlanta Constitution. When ho named tho price a bystander exclaimed: "Whew! I haven't had that much cash in a month of Sundays." "Cash!" exclaimed tho lawyer. "Why, got it on credit and I shan't lose any sleep'if I never pay for it, I think turn about's fair play and the other fellow can afford to do without it." And, lifting himself to his full height and buttoning his coat across his chest, he continued: "No, gentlemen, 1 never Intend to wear a shabby suit, A man jUst can't afford to do it. Nobody has any respect for shabbinesn. Why, I couldn't gain a case if I wore shabby clothes if I had the eloquence of a Demosthenes or Cicero, not if all the law and the prophets were on my side A jury just wouldn't respect me enough to listen to me and the judge himself would give his decision according to my outward appearance. No, sir, a man can't afford to wear shabby clothes." One at tho Most, Unique i>ro(lucts of the West. One of the most fin de siecle products of far western "wild and woolly- ism" is "Tombstone Brown." Brown had been alternately hobo or tramp printer, according as climate and opportunity dictated, but he finally drifted to California and ar.c'.iored in Men- dociiio and Lake counties, where he began to take notice in matters social and political, says the New Orleans Times-Democrat. Brown managed to scrape together a little money, and one day lie came over the "grade" from San Francisco with a brand new second-hand wagon on which were loaded a press, a few fonts of type, ink, rollers and bundles of paper. 'Brown gava it out cold that he was going to start a paper, but said that the whole of society was so blank rotten that he wouldn't mingle with it. He drove on through town and off down Into tho bottom of a picturesque canyon, where he staked out his horses and began writing tho first issue of his paper. Ho was the whole staff in himself. When it camo to setting the matter up in type Brown discovered that he hadn't bought any imposing stone, and with something of old Ben Franklin's "savoire faire" the editor made a quiet sneak Into a graveyard and selecting a not overprospcrous gravestone he carried it off to the perambulating printing office. The stone episode got out on him and henca his name of "Tombstone Brown." But Brown was not in the least worried, and turning the title to account named his journal "Tombstone Brown's Organ," and he soon made the county howl. "Brown's Organ" had a front seat in every issue that showed above the grass, and when one canyon got too warm ho would hitch up and print the next issue a "little farther on." Tho title of the paper, drawn and engraved by Brown himself, showed a gigantic tombstone crushing to earth the emblems of opposition. The paper soon had a great voguo, but "Tombstone" could not stand success, and when last seen was moving north with a row of citizens, marching up the grade behind him. Tho Good Nuturcd Man. Recently Mr. Von -dor Ahe made tho statement that catcher George Miller is a hard man to manage simply because of his good nature. At tho league meeting Mr. Von der Ahe illustrated his saying with a case in point. Once last season George had had a hard night, and was playing wretchedly. Chris sent down word that Miller would be fined $50. After the game Doggy hunted up Der Boss and told him that $50 fine served him right, and that it should have been a hundred, and he know he had done wrong. Miller said he would reform and never do wrong again, and asked Der Boss to lend him a dollar, which was done. Then Miller put the dollar on ;i bar and asked Von der Ahe to have a drink on his good intentions. Then Chris thought to even up by having another drink. Miller continued to express his sincere regrets at his misconduct, and Chris' soft spot was tonched so much that he remitted the fine. Then Miller asked the magnate to drink to him because of his generosity. Chris then said, '"'Have another." Miller's borrowed dollar was now gone, and as Chris was already in mc'llow mood Doggy made a "touch" for twenty, which was forthcoming. They had a drink on that, and then some more drinks. When the bout ceased both men were glorious. Next day Chris reflected that Doggy had been relieved of his fine, had borrowed $21 and both had become too much so, and ho reflected that Callope was indeed a hard man to manage. Indians In Halt. The most recent contract signed by the Cleveland Base Ball Club introduces to the National League tho first Indian as a professional player. Sock- aloxls, the newest Spider, is a full- bioddod aboriginal. Tho American Indian always had a love for games of ball, and the most expert lacrosse players on this continent aro of that race. There is every reason why Indians should bo good ball players. As a rule they are swlft-footod, natural athletes, who need little training to get into the "pink of condition," and are noted for their acute eyesight. These qualities go far toward giving a ball player success on tho diamond. Base ball to the Indians Is as yet a venture, but within the last year ho has demonstrated that , the elements of muscle, bond afid AR A sequence of the new Vlgot ftffof dfed im stoiiiheh, the bowels perform tbelttflfctWrttti regularly, and the llvef works like work. MttlftHit has no effect upon a tern thus reinforced. Sisterly, "She said slio would ha a slstOf id tfid, nnd she kept hot 1 Word." ' ,' "In Wh&t way?" "She objected to nil the girls 1 Wattted td marry." . • IOWA CHfilSTIAN Tho liurltngton Route Is tho Official Itotito To the San Prnnclsco Convention. • The, Iowa C. K. Hpecinl train leaves Omaha at 0 p. m. AVeduesday, .Tune 80. Through tourist Bloopers. Htopovern at Dottver, Colorado Snritjgs, Manitou nnd Salt Lako City. Endertvorers and their friends Who tnko this train are guaranteed n comfortable journey, line ttconery (by daylight) und flrst-clasH equipment. Lowest rates ever known: $22.60 Omaha to Sun Francisco, 122. fi() Ban Francisco to O uaha. Correspondingly reduced rates from points in Iowa, Berths reserved tvnd descriptive mattotf. mailed on request. Write to A. D. Kinsier, Lyons, la., or J. Francis, Gen'l Pass'! 1 Agt.,i Burlington Route, Otnaha, Neb. A vory rarely found bird, a white wild gooso, was recently shot at Mathews, Me. I believe my prompt nsb of Plso's Cure> prevented quick consumption.— Mrs. Lucy Wallace, Marquotto, KUUH., Deo. 18, '95. Our grand business is not to sea what lies ilituly nt a distance, but to do what lie?' clearly at hand.— Corlylo. No-To-BrtO for Fifty Cents. Gn urn ti teed tolmcco habit ouro, mnkuB weak men , blood pure. fiUo, tl. All tlrneKlsts. Haml-paintod shirt fronts aro considered •juito dressy by many of tho London fops. To Cure ConsUpiUloti Forever Tnleo Ciisciirols Cnndy CiithnrUn.' IQo 6r:2Ge. If 0. C. 0. lull to cure, tirimulsts rotund manor- No man ever gets qmtn us close to God ns he docs when his little child i* sick. THE ADVANCE AGENT OF HEALTH >B he ana jjja w j^ 0 werp eat ing their fer IIT f*W ft8t one morning a year lat* El'-,. 1 Wt.&ee what on earth ails our Sfte aoesn't earn her ,- JJS," We P a y bw big wsgep, too, ' YQU TiftCT- -wtott Devolution Iu South AMei\< The natives of Gazaland, a country in eastern Africa which is under the rule of Portugal, are in- revolt. They a warlike race, —«••" wln - n ' n '-"- the mo SJ in national characteristics; and they aw WPrtea ta number 8o,000 r Pie nshting men. ol Tboir territory Republic P» te toye tea J$U£ H*P "Jj Tt hl co Cliliui's Scientific It Is reported that a commercial museum has Just been opened (it Peking to which contributions of the tools and machines used in civilized countries, together with models and photographs of the same, are requested, The director of the museum is particularly desirous that his countrymen shall become familiar with the* various kinds of plows used in the western world. Jie also calls for specimens of electric machines, printing presses, and in fact all the things that have contributed to the ciYUizatloft and enlightenment of Europe and America, Uexter'a I)ohiRs t There is playing in one of the National League teams a young man.who (s a great credit to his ; profession lie- yond his worth as a player. Wo refer to Charles Dexter, of the Louisville team. His story of success is rather peculiar. Dexter is only 20 years old and is a graduate of* Suwanee University of the south, where he wau for threo yeai'a catcher for the SOCK ALEXIS. in other games, especially foot ball, he has the power to give his Caucasian brother a "run for the money." The success achieved last season by tho Carlisle foot ball eleven against some of the strongest college teams of the east demonstrated the fact that these descendants of the former lords of the forest, If given equal opportunities, would In a few years take tho foot ball championship from their white competitors. It Is only the advantage which tho big college teams have of selecting players from greater numbers which gives them their present superiority. What tho red race will do in baso bull remains to be seen. If Sock- alexls achieves any success with the Cleveland team, ho will undoubtedly open the gates of the profession to others of his people. There is no prejudice against the Indian among professional sporting circles such as has .always existed against the negro. Buying the year 1S9G, printed, to tft- Mining J9 u vo9i from all S&tftea of ¥ i: CHARLES DEXTER. 'varsity nine, After graduating ho went home to Indianapolis and was made private secretary to Hon, John G. Shanklin, then secretary of the Hoosier state. Fron) that position he drifted into Jo.urnalism and weiU £o Evansville, whore be became a reporter foy tho Tr$Ujie. Jjj his leisure hours young " jtttfc- -tyrWiWi ,^..,, -,,.. ,...._. .iwafcTKWtpft i^mmm^/mr Dexter "played with the strong villejDase ball team, On a -visit .of tho t cjty l«s,t ,f»YwaWy b9«.Js¥Ute manage? that m Host of All. Captain Anson. is tho exponent of a half dozen sports. Ho is a clever, bll- llardist, a good cyclist, can hold his own at the traps, and might be able to Eoa're a fow points with tho gloves. Base ball, however, Is tho apple of his eye. "That's tho game for inc." said he. "It is tho only pastime over devised that makes a manager out of every mother's son who sits on the bleachers or in the pavilion, Every fan who has paid his quarter thinks ho could run the team better than anybody else, and ho is honest in his belief. Suggestions? 1 get 'em by the basketful, and when I have my team arranged as I intend to play it into another basket they go—many of them without reading." And every manager could tell a like story at an experienca meeting.—Cincinnati Post. Shortest Lino Omaha to Kansas City 1025 Miles, 1047 Minutes- dints, It is claimed for Birmingham, Mich,, that the first ball club organized in Michigan was started there just 43 years ago, One member pf that team atlll survives. Tho famous Cass Club of Detroit was the outcome of ai» effort to emulate the Birmingham Club, Louisville, Boston and Brooklyn competed fox> pitcher McMahon's services, but Brooklyn got his signature, Manager Baruio having enpugh faith in his old pitcher's ability tQ give him the limit, It will be remembered that it was Ramie y/Uo originally signed MeMaiipa mid Robiusoa for ClHb fiiway foftQlj in. pifingttiii J. FRANCIS Qenerol , , Npb. IT KILLS potato and all form of liuecc Uf*. l!erioliv» (9 maw wr b«»i(- Will not lajurs H»> »a°»$ Uelfa^ plunts. ^ ** w i» fully ' Cray Mineral Ash —iiWd triwro .direction,* »n> flawed, Vy -3 *•« the world's record for long- distance fast running — held by tho Burlington Route, February Jotu a special train over its linos mudo the rim from Chicago to Denver— n. distance 'o; JOS5 miles— in tbe unprecedented time of 18 hours and 5!! minutes. Allowing for stops, the actual running time was IT hours and 8? win* ntes, and the average rufe of speed 58 a-4 miles qu hour, Write for booklet telling IIQW run w»s made, Write nlbo for information almut rates and twins vitv the Burlington Route to Pejiver, Suit Lake City, Poadwooc},:, pokane, Heleuu, Butto, Seattle, Tooproa, Han Francisco or any other western city. ( SAUARY 'to eon Httwkoyp 'ault , • f ^

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