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which c',vers the third quarter of the itf
past century. The imnmigration Into ....
liwa is typical ,f that Itt other not!
states ait al)out the samie period, and you
a paragraph from " Vandemark'u Y "OU
Folly," by Herbert Quick. adequately I]
describes thil sCene&S of that time. He 1oft
says of that trenmenous trek:
H,-re %e went, oxen, cows. mules, horses, coaches.
anal fr :r:r, a L~entur~r" on v *Gr .ray' to evwryvvher'e;
An !ta nist .In'. to t:'"" 1; refer W ar; into.n<*r~t-loýok. ` r
n ~urrt gec.' bluie e utn, corl.r a:es, an, tattn"rs: s:mlkr
n of sll. as, tllu. , h ,o'rt, ri:hestn ctrimiy'-nal es-n
It u fr"- , an iu` m - t ibeing fromntnm teand law; ,, I ý
i, ll-c.-..kr. liar r:g ,ctlt~i .st to ti.+. OIierlan] Trail:; .' .-~ ,
i,., "t . r; I,,.'.l +t,,' plI-'s U1 w,'. 1i to) xInn fair * N *
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its ,ii. ic.(d, '. ', r. "i.t:t:ntnz c, rtry"--a za+t...n - - I*?1,,&. +
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t p:. . i,,,, -'r I:tl, in l', .a that are ('ovr'rtd ,v
.1 1 r tq "; i 'i la : ! i ,,rir ' ,l l , ' Ib u t ,n *. o f t h e
firt1 iinttre.-ti.: i- thait ;i alini with tIe, trn-at
litlit of "iaiini-Juniper'." The local nei ape:l,'r,
In an ea'flrt to se'ure an ldnllntage for its polit
ical cliiue hail in those early days referred to
"(''ow" Vandelnark as a man with a "criminal
rerord." and in later days In refuting the state
ment tie tells the story of the "cluaim-Jumpers" as
follows, in part:
The story grew out of my joining the Settlers'
club in 1856. The rage for land speculation was
;sweeping over Iowa like a prairie are. getting
things ready for the great panic of 1857 that
I have read of since, but of which I never heard
until long after it was over. All I knew was
that there was a great fever for buying and sell.
ing land and laying out and booming town-sites
-the sites, not the towns-and that afterward
times were very hard. The speculators had
bought up a good part of Monterey county by the
end of 1,356, and had run the price up as high as
three dollars and a half an acre.
This made it hard for men who came In ex
pecting to get it for a dollar and a quarter, and
a number of settlers In the township, as they d.d
all ove'r the state, went on their land relying on
the right to buy it when they could get the money
t-n hat was called the pre-elnption right. I could
see the liouses of William Trickey, Ebenezer Jun
kilus and Absalmn Frost from miy house; and I
knew that i'ter and Amnos liemisdlarfer and
Fiavius Ilohnt. Dunkards from Pennsylvania, had
I,-uated farther south. All these settlers were
lo,.ated south of Hell Slew, which was coming
to be known now. and was afterward put down
on the map, as "Vandetnark's Folly Marsh."
And now there came into the county and state
a class of men called "'lailm-Jumpers " who pushed
In on the claims of the first comers, and stood
ready to buy their new homes right out from
-uader thenm. It was pretty hard on us who had
i.lhed on aheal of the railways, and soaked in the
r:in and frozen in the blizzards, and lived on
noolhly bac,,n and hilled corn, to lose our chance
to get title to the lands we had broken up and
My land was paied for. such as it was; but when
the people who. like me, had trailed out across
the prairies with the last year's rush. came and
asked me to join the Settlers' club to run these
ntrutders off, it appeared to me that it was only
a man's part in me to -tand to it and take hold
and do. . .
I did not look forward to all the doing' of the
Settlers' club, but 1 joined it. nanl I have never
been ashamed of It. even when Dick McGill was
slangwhilnging me about what we d!d. I never
knew, and I *'on't know now, just what the law
was, but I thotght then. and I think now,. that the
Settlers' club ' ad the righllt of it. I ttihought s. the
night we wen? over to run the claim-jumpe-r off
Absalom Frosts hind, within a week ml4 y join
It was over on Section Twenty-seven, that the
clhilm-Jnmler had built a hut about where the
schoououse now is, with a stable in one end of
It. and a den in which to live in the other. He
was at young man. with no dependents, and we
felt no coylunctiois of conscitaice, that dark
silht, when two wan· - oal of us. one of which
cr;::e from the direti'i ,f Monterey Center.
dr,,%o quietly tip and kino'ked at the door.
W'\lh,s therer' he said. with a quiver In his
PRIZED HIS BIBLE ABOVE ALL ELSE
Writer's Poetic Description of King
David's Love of the Scriptures
of His Day.
In the days of King David the Bible
-.as a scanty book ; yet he loved tt
well, and found dally woaders ia It.
dlemeis, with its sublime nareuates t
-w e" e..d the wrrd~ wei s,
Exodus, with Its glorious marchings
through that great wilderness, ts
thrilling memorials of Jehovah's out
stretched arm, and the volume of the
written law; Leviticus, through whose
fickering vistas David's eye discerned
the shadows of better things to come:
Numbrs, with Its atorai Mistory et
o biet of am DuenmamIyI, wkh
"Open up. and find out." said a man in the
Monterey Center crowd, who seemed to t:ake 'oitlt
mand as a matter of course. "Kick the door
open, Dutchy !"
As he said this he stepped aside, and pushed
me up to the door. I gave it a push with my
knee, and the leader jerked me aside. Just in
time to let a charge of shot pass my head.
"It's only a single-barrel gun," said he. "Grab
I was scared by the report of the gun. scared
and mad, too, as I clinched with the fellow, and
threw him; then I pitched him out of the door.
when the rest of them threw him down and be.
gan stripping him. At the same time, some one
kindled a fire under a kettle filled with tar, and in
a few minutes. they were smearing him with It.
This looked like going too far, to Sme, and I
stepped back-I couldn't stand it to see the tar
smeared over his face, even if it did look like a
map of the devil's wild land, as he kicked and
scratched and tried to bite. swearing all the time
like a pirate. It seemed a degrading kind of
thing to defile a human being in that way. The
leader came up to me and said. "That was good
work. Dutchy. Lucky I was right about its be
ing a single-barrel, ain't it? Help get his team
hitched up. We want to see him well started."
"All right, MIr. McGill." I said; for that was
his name, now first told in all the history of the
"Shut up!" he said. "My name's Smith, you
The next and the last stop, was away down on
Section Thirty-five--two miles farther. I was feel
ing rather wamble-cropped, because of the memory
of that poor fellow with the tar in his eyes-but
I went all the same.
McGill pounded on the door.
"Come cut," he shouted. "You've got company!"
There was a scrambling and hustling around
in the shanty, and low talking, and some one
asked who was there; to which McGill replied for
them to come out and see. Pretty soon, a little
doddering figure of a man came to the door, pull
ing on his breeches with trembling hands as he
stepped, barefooted, on the bare ground which
came right up to the door-sill.
"W'hat's wanted, gentlemen?" he quavered. "I
cain't ask you to come il--jlst yit, What's
He hail not said two words when I knew him
for Old Manr. Fewkes, whom I had last seen hack
on the road nest of Dyersville. otn his way to
"'Negsha." Where was MaI Fewkes, and where
were Celebrate Fourth and SaraJah Dowlah? And
where. most elmphatically, lwhere was Rowena? I
stepped forward at McG;ill's side. Surely. I
th,,ouiht. they were not going to tar and feather
these hIarmless, good-for-notlhing- waifs of the fron
tier; tid even as I thought it. I saw the glitutiner
ing of the fire they were kindling under the tar.
"We want you. yu inferr.al claim-Jitper " gahl
McGill. "We'll show you that you can't steal the
land from us hard-woriding settlers. you set of
sneaks: Take Iff your c.lthes, and we'll give you
a coat that wvill make you look more like buzzards
than you do now."
tern of providence. their stlrring inci- I
dents, and peaceful episodes; the
memoir of Job, so fraucht with spirit
ual experience; and the domestic an
nals of Ruth, which told to her grand- T
son such a tale of divine foreknowi- D
edge and love and care, all converging ci
on himself, or rather on David's son di
and David's Lord; these were David's ai
Bible, and he desired it beyond all his
but a hav yet s i uper Boio- Y
p Alith m p a
of li 'r . , '
theI ,er tb o wat. . '"i|!. . i- . 1.- . - .:.
her sh,. b .rli:! .s r . i , " -. " '
forward andte tr t" treo tr fr her .. r ,1 <
hand s ara the haind : an ''I e. :.htl'r r af n:e
Vwhose namel I won't mer t :on eve tit t.h: i re
day. . .
"Say," said a man who had all the time sat
in one of the wagons. h.1lit.g the horses. "You'd
better leave out the stripping, boys"
They began dragging the boys and the old man
toward the tar-kettle, and McGill, with his noat
drawn down over his eyes. went to the slimy
mass and dipped into it a wooden padtdle with
which they had been stirring it. Taking as mctd.
on It as it would carry,. he made as if to smear
It over the old man's heal and heard. I could not
stand this-the poor harmless old coot:-and I ran
up and struck McGill's arm.
"WVhat in hell," he yehlei., for soime of the
tar went on him, "do you mean:"
"Don't tar and feather 'era." I heaeil. "I know
these folks. They are a poor awtii,'rin, family.
without money enough to buy lanl away fr,:ua any
'We jist thought we d kin'i o' se"le ,dow'n." sail
Old Maan Fewkes whlinperinliy; "a.il l'\' - t the
t.lney prultiseli mle to buy this .ad. So it's alI
right and straight!"
The silly old latlherhea:', diIn't kInow he was
doing anything lt :nlin t I;ulic j sen::innt; anlll tl,! l
the very thing that iatle a ca.se ae:tinst him. I
nave found out since who tie i;an was th:at
promised him the monel y an I \:s i:, to take
the land. but that was ji:st o,,!' cir ::lstanlce Illn
the land craze. and the t!i1an htitn-.'lf w\as \wuillde,
at Fort Donelson, and diei in hi 's'.:tal-s. I wo'n't
tell his name. The ioint is. that the .t :1.1ta had
turned the jury against nme J'u-: as I h.al ti:lisl.e.i
"You have got the money pronmi~' you. have
you?" repeated McGill. "Gra:, him. b.ys."
I clinched with our man, and getting a rolling
hiplock on him. I whirled him uver my iead. as
I had done with so many wrestlin, opppneonts. and
letting him go in nti-a ir. he went ihe:,t over
heels, ainl struck ten feet away on the ground.
Then I tunned on M"' ;ill, and with the th:t of tiy
hand, I slapped him over a: iainst the shantyv. with
his ears ringing. They were ctrnu:i at tme in an
undecided way; for my on-e: laI hen hith sul
denl and unexpected; when I saw Iltth,rcan trllni
ning from the rear .Itlh a shm,,' in her h:l,'i
which she had picked lp as it e'at.n'I a:.i:it a
wagon 'wheel wxhere one f ':r 1ir r t# !::t I Ieft it.
"Stand Iack'" she s're:lp,,. "S'tIwl bak. o!
I'11 blow so:llehdy's head ,::
I heard a cliu'klit:, laui : fr'' TIn 'a :1.i't sitt'n:
in one of the wag"ttns, :t-!! ". ". in i '-t "' fr, i
him that saounded like. ",,.1 e ;!ri:" *',Or ilt'r
tl.h tfell back. the I::nt: I .! thea:, r irhltinr,
and Dlick McGill ruahl:. " t'h ;'! .h . f is 1''a 1.
The dawn was now br,,en.:: :a I. e.:.* .. t i'
\\;11 g ttlinl -illt -t li:h" ,: .' .:'1 o," tL. t t:l "'a
iltight be rect ir;:t . :t I. . :i ', f tii
leave this l:11t1, nu ;:vC p t l':: ''t:ie'::.l .t Ot,
e- Sad Mistake
an-l The family ias rway from twn.
kd- Their no:e w as in chl,:,r.: of a yo; ia
vl- maid. Oe n::'aIly an old woman
ng came In to help with the cleaning. One
on day the maid opened the front door
d's and was greeted by the angry woman.
ig "Prye been ringing and rin g amn.
ringing." maid the latter. "Why didaf
o- you comeT' "Too inp' m so reg'lar,m
Salt the maids. "that I t.et a -s
Interesting Features for the Entire Faniy
Something to Think About
By F. A.1DALKER
... ; i -kv. ir.,r . r .:!t to the
S .k 'f .the cont. n: 1tt ..t \il"l !
ti:. . h.. t':,urs if you h..' i 'all
to t.,. riht course and continue in
ThInk -,f the eyes that are wnteh
in, .ou, the 1,\'ved on+es who are de
i,."ndt.nt on you. tr.isting and believ
Ing in the nobility of your soul.
l)o nothing, think nothing and say
,othin: that will shake their faith in
you. or cause you to lose faith in
By keepfign still in great stresses
of enm,.tion the atnmoslhere around you
be'tie co.il)'r. and your enerni'.s or
:,'l1eu-'.r gratually hl,'e their heat and
tlcom:ie lmore easily susceptible to
.i',nr.,e is tbhe rust man-nifit'ent and
Ir+r; r--:\ e t,,inc in the univer:,".
\\' I ::t tr," tune ' than :hI. iush
of a -:t.i-y nL.uLt in t!, .olitu;w e .,f
;,r . Y. Tpl n ," -
\" . hi .I O n I ' a e iti.,; < "
f ,,r . :: . ; his ,r L r in
Si r .i . t; N tcr,.
: . t .,a rt I . -. it of
l:ut tlhe br.t thing abut slence.
L I SCHOOL DAtIS
cAY of A EoPII11S a MAfl
a TINK FOR YOURSELF
T IS always good policy to read clean
literature, to consider the advice ,of
those who should know what they are
talking or writing about, and to listen
to good sermons, but no one ever was
kept on the right pathway by what he
read or heard spoken unless he used
E very,ne's life is in his own keeping.
\lWhcther he is hiaply or unhappy.
n hether he is successful or unlllccess
ful, whetl.her he is earning for himself
an eternal hmllle in heaven or hell de
lenk, on hiniself. Wi.e men and hon
est men may direct ,)ne to the prolper
road, but no one can make a human
hieini do what is right if le refuses to
Nearly every one remembers that old
,C proverb. "You can take a horse to wa
ter, but you can't make him drink."
ne ut too often the lesson it is supposed
to teach falls on deaf ears.
,n It is always dangerous to follow the
.e mob. One may become quite popular
I with a certain class if be will do as
that class wishes. But popularity of
that sort Is sidedm worth a great deal.
ta who u al meal eskmesat to ISA
I " . Wit. ' r . ' `" r .,., r,. -
i;~ ~ ~~r. r*.·.· ·t1 'I ·:
Il tr c .
TML ChIDLFYL C`ýýI
I like to go to teas
&md tLlk of Art
Althovgk- I t -ct t-.
5tvpid zis - 5cse.
I hear 5o mt ry clever
STh.t I c r
ENJOY TIlE G AME
GI:NTLEMEN who play golf will' II
t:I N[L.,,u that tl~ lt~ an \II ) trio. hrtt
tu.t fIr!~t I1.*\vtU t!,e \ y \\elI at it. t~i'.
heiiiw. gt ayfu
r. h t:i;:~t .U 11..1I1? : Ale l e llr e ot
ed to It.
a _ttt Yet t: ir . : tt:v ,f i:~. -.,
1,-:,-,.-, : \\i~: 4iti: ,."e .nilv the aditi"
ta :,e l witarinti.. anl \\ hI-. e.zie inhour
a'!t iII-te.tiijtred if thii. l.te. y
seldom found in the midst of the most
If one's mentality Is normal, whether
he is educated or us:wunauted, he is
likely to come near the proper goal if
She ues his brain. But let him con
stantly delasnd on tihe Judgment of
Sothers to direct his footsteps and the
chances are ten to one that he'll be
headed toward a faull.
No one knows as well as oneseli
what is good for him, except when ill
Inews comes and the skill of the physi
cian rc surgent is necessary to, atlnd
the bodily damage. YTc millions co,
s tantly go whining at out, seeking tiI
vice from their fellows, the w\Li!e Ih
ing much of their just share of hallpi
When one accidentally stmblt,.s or
wiJn I'he is plunlceld t io i by tlhj, rattler
h ldeun beside his l ath, Ihs I:;Isf rttn,.e
is excusable. But it i- 1,i ex ,:se for
roan or wornltn of lorralt menetality
blamluminag dowhfualls on others.
The wis,.st persons are those wh)
r lout think they knotw it all.
J Alpine people are frankly Asiatic.
They originally come from the 'amilr
uplands. half of the Alpine types of
I the present world, the Turkoman, the
Turkish or Tartar, the Armenian and
a the Levantine are still natives of
r Asia. Living men of Homo Sapiens
. Alpinus or the normal round-heads
of France and Germany have been
L found In Afghanistan and Samarkand,
Splaces fta whence their nocestoru
.] l IIIIifi l lllttl itllllll llll 5
i - .,. ..r. n l n ktlo
. t n.
' rtal rl.y.
S:, . -lat r
i ' !,r:nch u: ei
"; g yrligt.L)
Forty K nas of Buoys Ult
;' ,,r . ::r , ,r rte d !fferrnt t"a t
I : T i:c 1,. . its w '.
Other'. while they try it Wt
just as much fun out of ith ttI
1 And1 they lie er stamp oa theirderh .
throw theta away, or swear at tlm
I Its very tniportant to wtl lta
titn+.. But it is mre implrtaetUa
u ,,tur ai,,\aulce of fun out ofilt S
Sittit:l whee7zi.y In any rMihd
,'lub" v \i i.I tild old gentlaem
` t nitet,! to win more thal asUl
u:... ail waho ,lid wil faortre
i,-1 t thei.r health and their ha1IP
r in the effort. And, with all th*m
ey. you can set them down a Ima
There is good sporumadilp i d
human effort. There are 6thI1
good sportsman will not diia ca
win. One of them Is cbs;tit1s
is becominag so absorbed a the p
of victory that he forgetsl
else as he goes along.
John Burroughs, whoeiipteb
had more than the noeesldedllt
all his existence, got feil 11
enjoyment that was dlesieW
who made a thousand tlheU
money. Incidentally, Ie I e W
successful man, for be adMid
sum of human knowledge
Win if you can. Get a f1tim
can. Money means IadepselU
the ability to do good is the "4
But never forget that thembn
mnent as well as troub l I
that if you are not too late1
ning what the world cals 8a
will be happier as yO Ig
stand just as good a chaeu
your life worth while. nd t
better off because you IihedYi
.."He who receives ad 00
friends, and who does I e1
sonaily, give superrvsinSOi M
which he offers tbem, tII
_N TIE parts of the 0
I fish may be c ht, 0Wg
eaten the same day. tbrl '
at appetizing and heilthys Ib
should be cleaned d soill
er never leaving it until pWt M
is or broiler: then tbeldlw
if and nhe dish appetilIi .
P,. I'ike, bass. pickerdl sa
,, atboun in the fresh 9iM
he any number of ways U I
be StuPcled and baked, the
erel are excellent. The
If us.:illv fried until er o
ll- "ley should be rolled I
tltlr before cooki, g .
nl . mu.ty fish is ve IY 1 .
,I ail;, i: water an d
,- co,,kled spinach and til1
ervp andt mash tre
or abl Ini' ttble9Plyoo)
L r t\\,, . . ..: . ..,... of
t., :t l .t,l ,- tlf cupfulI
or I ' !" e ,n yeOVllo ll "
c ft or,, can Of t111
r-,,r n utli with One
":l-h ,t CaYend+
ul ,. :r.-h mnushroomfr
. ,,~,I:,.,I i: butter for O
i.e It.r left in the
ofh Add to theNW
Sall t,,-.ether until thlkl i
of spoonfuls of onion 10
ns npe ler. il nely o
dawhole over the bWiledO