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CpHE best thing about Thanksgiving
II dinner over to Aunt Thankful
"a Blessing's was the stories which
freot wijh every dish. The turkey always
to tlje table on a huge pewter plat-
was one mn°y
Ijf Hie Mayflower's cargo owned by Aunt
^MBkfuI. Near the edge of the pewter
Wetter was a little round hole, through
jWHch the gravy sometimes dripped on to
tike white cloth. Every year there were
tane Of the "connections" at the table
who had never no
ticed that hoie be*
fore. At any rate,
it was understood
by all the family
that at the propev
point some one was
to ask about it.
y, Aunt
Thankful, how'd
that hole come in
your pewter plat*
Then the old lady
would beam with
*^Keep right along, Gershom," she'd say
to.her husband, "carve the turkey and
l)tlp the sweet potatoes while I tell these
children how that hole came in the pew
ttr platter.
"Now* that platter, you see, children.
Was brought over from England by your
great, great grandfather, who was
OttjB of the pnssengers on tho Mayflower.
He settled down there at Massachusetts
&•> and became one of the elders of the
church. The Indians were thick all about
the settlement and the men carried their
Cons with them eveu to church. Ono
Thanksgiving day while the family were
•t 'church the Indians broke into your
great, great, great grandfather's log cab
in and carried off everything they could
their hands on. Among the things
they stole was this pewter platter. The
old chief, Sonnawish, had the plutter and
.fee made up his mind that it was intended
to be used as a shield. So when he saw
the people coming through the woods
from the Thanksgiving service he held
the platter up in froot of him and ran
Oat into the open, yelling and making
Insulting gestures at your great, great,
great grandfather. And your great, great,
great grandfather drew bead on the In
dian chief and killed him with a single
•hot. That is the hole through which the
bullet passed."
When the conversation turned to the
weather it was Uncle Uershom's recog
nised prerogative to
take the center of
the stage or table.
"R 1 a r, old
fashioned Thanks
giving weather,
this, Uncle Ger
shom," one of tho
third generation
would say. "Why,
there was frost on
injr window panes
this morning when
I got up."
That was the old
man's cue.
"Yon boys don't know anything about
Weather. Chlldren'r so mighty delicato
and tender nowadays they can't stand
anything. Frost on yere wiudow pane,
heh? What would ye think if ye should
wake np some morning and find six inches
er a foot of suow on top of yere bed
spreads? S'prUe ye some, wouldn't it?
When I was a boy me au'.my brother
Ebenezer used to sleep together up in
the loft of the log cabin. Father an'
mother on' the girls slop' down below.
Long about 9 o'clock father'd bauk the
fire in the big fireplace an' soy, 'Well,
boys, 'bout time fer youngsters to be turn
in' in.' We'd climb up the ladder to the
loft, undress and crawl muter the blan
ket. Lookin' up, we could see the stars
if they was out betweeu the chinks in the
roof. In 'bout one minute we'd be asleep.
Meobe it 'ud blow up a snow duriu' the
night and the snow'd come siftin' down
through the chinks and cover the bed
thick over. Glad enough uv it we war,
too, fer there isn't any down bed com
fort half as warm as one made out of six
Inches of thick snow. Frost on yere win
dow pane, heh? Hew, but that's ter
rible I"
Along about "second helpin'" time
Nothing Kuenfiallr New, Perhaps,
but Much that la Amusing.
For the amusement of a company,
where people of all ages aud tastes are
gathered together, games of one sort or
another are almost a necessity at any
rate, they are decidedly useful, and the
one who can suggest and tell how to play
the most entcrtaiuing games is sure to
find herself the favorite of the day. It
is always better to prepare one's self
beforehaud for such occasions as this.
Two or three games are usually enough to
amuse a company for several hours, bat
these should be carefully planned and
all the necessary accessories provided.
Some of the games here given will be
familiar to persous in certain localities,
but they will serve as reminders to those
who remember playing them but have
forgotten some essential details.
A game which requires music to play
it,', but not of any special kind, is that
which is called "Magic Music." Even a
mouth organ will serve, if there is noth
ing better. The game is played in this
way: One person goes out and tho re
mainder of the company decide what he
Is to do when he comes back. Perhaps it
Uncle Ebenezcr usually got inlo action.
He needed neither cue nor opcniug. When
the spirit moved him he spoke.
"Iu the fall of '42," ho began, "father
sent me in to Chicago with an ox team
and a big load of
corn. It was a for
ty mile drive each
way. It was the
first time I had ever
been trusted with
such au Important
job, and it was also
the first time I had
ever been to a big
city, for Chicago
even then was a
big city to us. If
you've over driven
oxen you know tboy
don't travel fast. Besides that the load
was heavy and some of the roads was hub
deep in mud. I had to ask my way from
every roan I met and I stopped at al
most every log cabin for the same pur
pose. But neither the wcu nor the cab
ins were numerous enough to delay me
much. Beforo I started father gave me
a silver half dollar. It was the first
money of my own I'd ever had. I tied
it up In the corner of a red bandanna
and made great plans about what I'd
buy with it.
"Of course, I walked all the way in
from the clearing to Chicago, goading
the oxen and making the best time I
could. I went to .the tavern and ato
breakfast, all the lunch I took with mo
being gone, and then went out and sold
my corn. With that money I bought sup
plies according to a written list father
had given me. Then I spent a few houi
looking at the sights of a great city, and
turned in for the night at the tavern at
8 o'clock. Next morning at 4 o'clock I
was up and started back for home.
"Fiftejen miles out from Chicago I sud
denly thought of my silver half dollar.
What had become of it? Finally I re
membered that when I went to bed at
the tavern the night before I had put the
handkerchief, in which It was tied up, un
der my pillow. I had gone off in the
morning and forgotten it. There hap
pened to bo a log cabin near where I
was on the road when I made this alarm
ing discovery. I
turned in there and
got permission to
leave my oxeu aud
wagon for a few
hours. Then I turn
ed around aud ran
back to Chicago af
for my money.
What is more, I
found it, too. The
woman who made
up the bed in tho
room I occupied
had found it and
given it to the proprietor. He laughed
when I asked him for it and asked bow
far I had come back for it. I told him
about fifteen-miles.
Well.' he said, as he handed me a
silver dollar, *if a half-dollar looks that
big to you you'd better try to tote this
silver cart wheel home. An' if you're
going out the ltockford and Galena road
there's a wagon of miue starting that'll
give you a lift to where you left your
"So I got back from my first trip to
Chicago with twice as much money as I
started with."
Uncle Hczekiah was always short aud
to the point. On the regular Thanks
giving program he immediately followed
Uncle Ebenezer.
"Look at them children laugli," he
would begin as his brother finished the
story of the 00-cent piece, "They
haven't got au idea of the value of money.
It positively dou't mean auythiug to
them. How do you think I earned my
first money? By grubbing forty acres of
forest land. How much do you think I
got paid for it? Fifteen dollars. I don't
suppose there's one of the young ones
around this table that even knows what
grubbiug means, let alone doing it. And
they don't know whether $15 is low or
high pay for cloaring all the roots and
stumps out of forty acres, cither. I'll
tell you what I'll do. I'll pay any three
of you boys $15 apiece if you'll grub half
an acre for me and I'll furnish the land,
too."—Chicago Tribune.
nratcly is' called "Initiating Into Polite
Society." The victim is brought into'the
room and directed to stretch out his arm
and point the index finger toward tho
head of a pin that has been stuck into
the wall some six feet away. After he
has taken good aim he is told to keep his
arm aud finger in that position, and is
then blindfolded. The demonstrator then
explains that if he is able to walk for
ward, blindfolded, and touch the head of
the pin with the end of his finger he Js
fitted to enter polite society. A good
talker mtjst be chosen to make the ex
planation, so that the victim will be con
vinced that the real test Is to be able to
keep the arm in its original position long
enough to rcach the pin head he will
then statf forward, holding his arm out
stiff and straight, and being blindfolded
he will not see the persoq who slips noise
lessly in front of him ready to receive
the extended index Guger between two
rows of shining teeth. When this is well
done it makes a great deal of fun for ev
erybody—except the victim, but he gets
in his innings upon the next one who
does not know Jhe trick.
The game of geography, though, some
what slnpple, affords considerable enter
tainment for both old and young. Each
to go up to oue o£ the young ladies o£
tie party and lead her out to the middle
of the floor for a walU or It may be to
untie somebody's shoe. There is great
Xjnoe for' ingenuity iu suggesting fun
things to do. Wheu the victim comes
In some one begins tt$ play on the piano,
if there is one. As he approaches the
object which has been decided upon tho
music softens, but when he is wrong, the
music i, loud. It Is very amusing, some
times, when the victim Is in the very act
J-»ay of sitting down beBide a lady—and
the music comes out with a bang, which
makes the victim jump as If be had been
suddenly caught in the act of doing some
thing he ought not to do.
amusing trick which must be prac
qpon each member of the pirtir
person is provided with pencil aud pa
per, and is instructed to write as many
as he can recall of geographical names,
which begiu with a letter of the alpha
bet that-has been previously agreed up
on. For instance, if the letter A has
been choseu, everybody begins to writo as
fast as the names occur to him: Asia,
Africa, Australia, Augusts, Andes, Ama
zon, Aurora County, Arabia, etc. A time
limit of five minutes is allowed, and for
every one which any member has which
nobody else has written he counts five.
Two funny games that are somewhat
similar are the "Peanut" and the "Pota
to" games. In the peauut game each
member Is provided with a pile of two
doseh peshuta and a case knife. At a giv
en signal each one takes his knife, pick#
up as matt? of his peanuts as he can on
its blade, and carries them across the
room, depositing oh a plate set for tho
purpose. Then he goes back and repeats
the operation, and continues until he gets
them all transported. If any drop on
the floor in the transit they must be
picked up in the same way. The one
who first succeeds in transferring his
pile from one place to the other gets a
In playing the potato gnuie, twelve
potatoes of various sizes arc used. They
are laid in two rows of six each, at in
tervals of eighteen iuclics between the
potatoes. At the end of each row is a
plate. Two ladies are then called for
ward, and each is provided with it table*
spoon, with which she is told to gather up
tho potatoes iu her row aud carry them
to her plate. The one who first gets her
potatoes gathered up and piled on tho
plate Is allowed to challenge another lady
to a similar contest, and so on until the
last one has played, the one who wins
last beiug the champion.
An old game, which has been adapted
especially to suit tho Thanksgiving sea*
s6n, is the turkey gobbler game. It is
understood that each member is Instruct
ed by tho leader to give the call of some
animal, upoil a signal agreed upon. Some*
one who has never played the game is
told In a whisper to gobble like a turkey.
The leader, while pretending to give tho
name of some auiiual to every member,
really tells all othets to keep quiet, and
when the signal in given the gobbler in
the only animal that is heard, which,
indeed, is quite appropriate, considering
what day it is, but the victim of the
joke feels rather uncomfortable.
Thero are numerous other games,
which are more or less old, but these arc
enough to furnish entertainment for one
afternoon, with a few left over for the
evening parties that have been planned
for the younger members of the family.
And I am the chef by and by!"
Something to Be Thankful For.
Thar's sumthln* to be thankful fur, no mat
ter how things go
In summer time fur fruit an' flowers, in
winter time fur suow.
Thar's sutntblu* sort o* pleasant happens to
us every day,
An* life's a perfect picnic ef we look at It
that way.
Thar's always sumthln' purty for our weary
eyes to see—
The glory of the sunset, or the blossoms on
the tree
An' always sumthln' tuneful for our tired
ears to bear—
The children's voices cblrpln', or the robin's
UIUKIC clear.
Thar's always-sumthln' ready fur our wlllln'
hands to do
Sum haltln' steps to help along, some Job to
carry through
No chance to be a-ktckln' when our feet are
busy goltt*,
No time fur Idle growlln* when we're plant-
In' seed an' sowln*.
Thar's sumthln' to be thankful fur, no mat*
ter how things go
No end to all our blesslugs, ef we only count
'em so
An' even ef you're out o' sorts, or sick, or
sad, or pore,
Jest thank the Lord you're Uvln' ef you
can't do notbln' more!
—Atlanta Constitution.
Tho Biblo ami Thanksgiving.
Iu everything give thanks, for this is
the will of God iu Christ Jesus concern
ing us.
Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon
his name, make known his deeds among
the people.
Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for he
is good, for his mercy endureth forever.
I will give thee thanks in the great con
gregation I will praise thee among much
Let us come before his presence with
And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving
with leaven and proclaim and publish the
free offerings.
For the Lord shall comfort Zion he
will comfort her waste places aud he
will make her wilderness like Eden and
her desctt like the garden of the Lord
therein, thanksgiving and the voice of
Thanks be to God which giveth us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Turkey's Lament.
I'm a melancholy turkey,—sad am I,
tor a reign of awful terror drawcth nigh.
How I dread the smell of pie,
Proper Method of Carvlog BirJa and
Cold Meats*
O carve a turkey
skillfully tho carver
should place the
fork firmly in the
breast, tho neck
end being to the
left, then separate
the two thigh joints
from the body.
Next remove the
wings at the shoulder joint, then slice the
breast down to the long wedge-shape
piece—the "emperor's muscle," says the
Woman's Home Companion. Next tho
bone should be removed whole aud then
remove the oysters from the back, divide
the legs and thighs and begin the serving.
Remove the filling with a spoon.
A goose, unless young and tender, is a
carving problem, and even wheu in prime
condition is a deceiving meat dish in the
matter of quantity. The same may be
said of ducks, wild and tame. There is
almost no meat on the backs of these
birds the wings and legs are far from
choice, having little meat, and that not
often tender so there remains only the
breast for satisfactory servings. Cut
the breast meat straight down parallel
with the bone. A roast from the round
must be thinly sliced across its face.
Carve a rib roast in slices parallel with
the ribs, never parallel with the back
bone, and make the slices as thin as pos
sible. A fillet can only be cut through
iu uniform slices, somewhat thicker than
from a rib roast. A sirloin must have the
tenderloin removed and sliced separately.
Boast or boiled legs of mutton, veuison
or veal are carved by cutting at right
angles down to the bone, the thick side
first, theu turning to get at the thin side.
In veal, mutton aud lamb the lowest bit
of meat on the leg, the hock, is the
choice piece, being very tender and juicy.
Tongue should be cut iu slanting slices,
as thin as wafers. Ham, likewise, should
be shaved rather than sliced toward the
bone. When one understands the exact
locatiou of joints and the graius of meats
the rest of carving is easily acquired.
"Just wait!" said His Gobblership, "Just
If my time ever comes—me. oh my!
I'll sec man Isn't burned when the tablet
are turned
A id the cukes and tarts piled high,
F)r I know that 1 must die
Thanksgiving Day.
What avail my sparkllug eyes, just like Jet,
Or my slim aud stately ueck, proudly set?
Though my glossy feathers shine,
j£-~c^On my flesh will people dine,
And pronounce me—luscious—flue,
Thanksgiving Day.
How 1 wish 1 had been hatched some other
Chicken, goose, duck or dove'd be preferred—
,v,_ ...Any fowl, but what I am,
^Mfln this land of "Uncle 8am,"
i.fyJxVor I'm slaughtered like a lamb
Thanksgiving Day.
How 1 sympathise with Marie Antoinette,
How that dark and bloody ax haunts me yet.
Soon on my neck, 'twill descend,
Make of me a sudden end.
Was sadder verse e'er penned,
Thfnksglvlng Day?
—American Kitchen Magaslne,
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Storlosr Form Tools.
It would seem as If were unneces
sary to urge farmers to take care of
their tools, .vet during recent trip of
less than 150 miles a writer in the In
dianapolis News says he counted no
less than twenty tools of vnrlous kinds
exposed to the rain and sun. These
were seen from the windows of a
swiftly moving train, so tbnt it is snfa
to say that, Including the farms a mile
distant from the railroad, there were
more than two hundred tools out of
doors that ought to have been under
cover. After such a sight It was a re
lief to reach farm where tho tools
were well cared for. On the farm in
question was a long, narrow building
devoted entirely to storage place for
tools and repair shop. After each tool
was used it was put under the shed,
and during the winter all of the wood
work was thoroughly painted and all
of the metal that had rusted was sand
papered. There was a small anvil in the
part of the structure devoted to re
pairs, a bench with both iron and wood
vises, drawers divided into compart
ments for bolts, screws, nulls and nuts
of various sizes and a very fair set of
carpenter's tools. The owner claimed
that this repair shop had saved Its cost
every year In blacksmith's bills, and
that by caring for his tools he was not
only able to do better work with them,
but they were in shape for good use
for many years longer than they had
been neglected.
False Economies in Farming.
For some reason nearly every farmer
considers that he must economize In
the matter of seeds. If be does not
make the mistake of buying cheap
seeds, that is, seeds low iu price but
poor in quality, he tries to save on the
quantity with the result that he loses
lu the crop. In the sowing of grass
seeds, for example, iu which clover
has a part, liow many farmers have
blamed the clover seed or claimed that
the soil was "clover sick," when the
only trouble was lie did not use enough
seed. As a rule, tho catalogues of seeds
men are safe guides to tho quantity
of seed necessary with grass seed.
Then there is the fertilizer economy,
and hero economy is practiced both in
quantity and iu kind. That is, the farm
er will find Hint a certain fertilizer, ap
plied In moderate quantities, has Im
proved the wheat yield and ever after
he uses the sstne amount and the same
kind in growing wheat, forgetful of the
fact that lie Is taking from the soil in
the crop other plant foods which he is
not returning. Kesult, a worn-out sofl.
Look into the- question of these and
other economies and see if they really
are ecououiies.
I'nrn Door Protector*
A simple device will keep out the cold
and prevent Ice aud snow from freezing
nround the bottom of the barn door. A
board long enough to reach across the
door has end pieces fitted in to form a
liny water-shed, strips of hoop irou be
ing used to secure the board to the
Joor. The strip of board used should
be of some light but tough material,
which will not add much to tho weight
of the door. While this appliance is be
ing put ou another protection might be
)dded, iu the shape of a weather strip
placed oil the door in such a manner
[hat it will cover the crack between
Ibe door and the easing when the door
!s closed.
Cleaning Lhiitiry and Hurocs*.
The method used by. oue farmer and
one which makes it possible to perform
the work without soiling one's gar
ments to any disagreeable extent is
He first removes all cushions, cur
tains, etc., dusts well and cleanses
leather or rubber parts. The next is to
place the buggy on two trestles and re
move the wheels to a watering trough,
which Is beneath a large willow tree.
Spray the buggy. Then turn the wheels
around in the trough. At the same time
remove all earthy matter that is soaked
enough not to scratch the varnish. Tho
wheels, or any part, must not be kept
wet long or the paint will acquire a
whitish color, in which case a little lin
seed oil on a soft rag can be used with
good effect, after the paiut has been
thoroughly dried.
When the wheels are clear of mud
rinse with clear water and set in the
shade to drip off while the remainder
of the rig is attended to. Wash iu the
same way. Wipe with a clotli wrung
out of clean water and polish with a
soft lintless rag. Well-woru ginghams
are good for this purpose. Wipe all
drops off the wheels with a clean, well
wrung cloth and follow with a dry one.
Clean all gummy substance from the
spindles mid inside the hubs. Oil spin
dies and put wheels securely on.
Fall Printing.
As to whether fall or spring is the
best time for pruning there la a dis
agreement among fruit growers. One
thing we have found out, however—
when it is necessary to remove a limb
of considerable size, au Inch or over iu
diameter, the best time Js September
and October. Wounds made at that
season, though they may not heal over
as quickly as at some other times, will
never decay. Owing no doubt to the
ripe condition of the wood, the cut sur
face dries and becomes as hard as bone.
We have tested this for many years
and know it to be so.
In all pruning particular care should
be used to make smooth cuts. No stubs
should be left sticking out. It Is sur
prising to observe In-passing along the
•7 In­
road how frequently I ills impoi'laht
rule is disregarded, atid that, too, by
persons who profess to understand the
business. Another important point Is
the removal of all dead and decaying
limbs. Another is to cut off one— the
least desirable one, of course—of tho
brandies of every fork in oi'der to pre*
vent the tree from splitting when load*
od with frunit.—National Stockmau.
TU Hog's Swill.
Sun-baked swill in filthy barrels
swill that Is fermented into the sharp
est acid and putrefied into a disgusting
mass swill that attracts myriads of
carrion-loving flies, is not tit for tin
hogs. It is full of miasiua and disease
germs of various kinds, and hence It
dangerous to feed it, says the Farm,
Stock and Home. Pleasantly sourec*.
swill-swill that Is mildly acid-is ni:
right, but It should not be allowed tc.
pass that stage before it is fed and in
hot weather It gets past that stage very
quickly. It is not easy to look after such
things carefully In the rush of all kinds
of work at this season, aud some can
not receive such suggestions with pa
tience, which Is not surprising, but for
all that it will pay to give some
thoughts to the pigs. It will not be
regretted at their harvest time.
The Great Ruby Strawberry.
Strawberry growers can test new va
rieties most quickly by setting out pot.
grown plants during August. Thega
pot-grown planus,
set at the time In
dicated, will bear
a full crop of fruit
the next season,
a if one hat
only a few plauU
he will be able by
this method to test
the variety an
ascertain beyond
a doubt whether
it is suitable for
the soil and the
climate iu which
It Is planted. The
great jtuuY. Great Ituby, which
was Introduced last season, and which
has proved very satisfactory to all who
have grown it, Is a healthy, vigorous
grower, and remarkably productive.
The berries are large, uniform In
shape, deep crlmsou in color, and of
fine flavor. It is mid-season in time of
ripening, hence the blossoms can be
fertilized by any of the perfect blossom
sorts so uumerous among the mid-sen
son varieities. One feature of the plant
is lis deep-rooting qualities, which
must of necessity make it somewhat
independent of dry weather.—Indian
apolis News.
Pepth for Tnnt)lniitlne
If fall planting is contemplated the
following hints ou transplanting should
be remembered: Strawberry, raspberry
and blackberry plants should be set
as shallow as possible to give the roots
proper covering. If uecessary to give
them winter protection by mounding
the earth around the plant, do it jusi
before the ground freezes, and be sun
this soil Is leveled down in the early
spring. This also applies to the soil
mounding about trees. All nursery
grown trees show plainly the depth
they were set in the nursery aud in
trnusplnutiug it is a good rule never to
set the tree more than two inches low
er than it stood iu the nursery row.
Trees planted too deep are longer in
starting aud never grow so well as
those set as Indicated.
Mi«iouri*4 lien Crop.
Poultry Success says statistics show
that from Missouri alone during the
last year 100,OSS,710 pounds of poultry,
live and dressed,, was shipped, au in
crease of 30,007,443 pounds over the pre
ceding year. Of eggs shipped from there
there were 34,873,040 dozen, making
the poultry industry worth to the pro
ducer In the one State alone, mind,
$12,001,048.54. The profits from this
iudustry exceed by many thousands of
dollars those of all grains, beans, to
bacco and cotton seed raised there.
Winter Feed for Poultry.
If those who handle poultry during
the winter would only remember that
during the summer the two things
fowls limit for most when on the range
are insects and green stuff, and provide
plenty of green food during the winter,
the egg result would be materially in
creased. Give the laying liens variety
in grains also, but let the main portion
of the grain be given In small quanti
ties aud placed where the hens will
need to scratch it.
To Fntten Turkey..
A turkey will not fatten at all 11'
closely coultued. but lose tlesh, as it
will pine for companionship. If sev
eral turkeys are confined together iu a
yard, however, and given a variety
feeding three times a day. they will
fatten, but even when together they
will not endure more than that length
of that time in coutincnient.
Hint, for the Horseman.
Use land plaster in the stalls to ab
sorb the ammonia.
I'oor feeding will make a weak colt
aud unsound limbs.
Watch the coifs feet and keep them
straight with a rasp.
Never allow any ono to tease the
colts. Teasing invariably makes a
vicious horse.
Make tho stable doors wide, so there
danger of a horse knocking his
hips when passing through.
Handle the colt every day. Handle
his legs aud pick up his feet. A petted,
well-handled colt will make a gentle
Give the colts and horses all the sun
shine in the stnblcs that is possible. A
dark, damp stable will cause rheuma
tism, and is conducive to all sorts of
Better than a slat door or drop bar
across a door to keep horses in or out,
bore a hole through one door poet and
nearly through the other. Slip iu a. piece
of inch or larger iron pipe. It Is easy
to slide It to pass in aud out.
Put a well-lit ted leather halter ou tho
colt's head with a short strap attached.
Several times each day take hold of this
strap and hold him or pull him around.
In a short time lie will he lialter broken
without tho straining of light if tied
up at once.
The teeth of both young and old
horses often need attention when they
do not gjt anything of the kind. Ef
fects are thus produced that are some
times attributed to altogether different
Inllueucus. No wonder that a horse with
teeth constantly disordered becomes
horso of confirmed bad temper.
Bank Bobbers Caught at Albert City
Oil Burns at Marahalltown-Child
Cremated in Barn-Three Fatalities
Irt One Dojr—New Road Proj.ctcd*
The bank of f.JreeuvilJe wns broken
into on a recent night, the vault aud safe
blown open aud the couteilts taken. The
bank is owned by the Bank of Sioux Uap
ids. and carried a comparatively small
amount on baud. The robbers are sup
posed to have escaped on hand car, as
oue belonging to Greenville was found at
a Rock Island crossing two miles «uth
of there. The bank building was wreck
ed. The bank robbers were found at the
depot at Albert City by olllcers and a
posse. They wero ordered to surrender.
When the robbers opened tire, wounding
C* J. Lodine, the city marshal, in tho
hip, aud John Suuhiad, business man,
in the shoulder. The latter died of his
Injury. One robber was fatally shot iu
tlie stomach nnd leg by the posse. The
other two robbers escaped to the coun
try, and meeting a farmer with a team,
compelled him to drive them enst until
liis team played out, wheu tlie.v met an
other farmer whom they compelled to
take them farther. They were overtaken'
by a posse from Albert City and headed
off by a posse from Laurens and surren
dered. Tho robbers were appreheuded
through a description given by a tele
phone girl at Spueneer, Two are white
and one is a mulatto.
Child Bnrned to Death*
The most distressing cntastrophc that
has over happened iu the history of Jef
ferson County occurred when the little
3*year-old daughter of .T. O. Sulth, six
tulles northwest of Fairfield, was burned
to death and her body charred beyond
recognition. She and her little 5-yenr-old
brother had been playing together in the
baru. The father was at a neighbor's,
when his attentiou^was called to the fact
that smoke was arlsiug from his baru.
He at once made all possible haste to
ward home, and just as he reached tho
burning building the roof and walls fell
in. It was at once discovered that the
little girl was missing, and tho half-craz
ed parents began to search for the body
as soon as it was possible for them to
do so. After a short search the parents'
worst fears were realized and the bodv of
the child was found.
Three Fatal Accidents.
The Northwestern Railroad had three
separate and fatal accidents in Council
Bluffs the other day. The first tragedy
occurred at 7 o'clock iu the northern part
of the city, when A. J, Ileadlee of Lead,
S. D., was struck by an outgoing passen
ger train and killed. The second was
about the middle of the afternoon, when
Thomas Oreeu of Kansas City, iu at
tempting to board au outgoing freight
traiu, lost his hold and received such
injuries that he died from the shock later.
Tho third was that of Charles Andersou,
a 12-year-old boy who was stealing a ride
on a passenger train going to the coach
yards. He was knocked from the cars
by a projection on the bridge and receiv
ed such iujuriea that he cannot live.
Feeder Koaii I'rrjested.
A^o-milc plug road has been projected
in northern Iowa and efforts will be made
to build the line from Ituthven to King
sted, iuteretY.iug only local capital in the
enterprise. The projected road would
tap a rich agricultural country as well as
crossing the liues of three big railroad
companies and giving the towns along its
line the benefit of competitive rates. It
is also claimed that the road would tap
the coal fields of the Pes Moines valley.
Kuthveu is ou the northern Iowa line of
the C.f M. & St. I\ and the terminus of
the ltock Islautl. The first crossing would
be at Urattinger on the Iowa Falls di
vision of the B., C. It. & X. road.
Oil Plant Hnrncrt nt Mnrahalltown.
In Marshnlltown fire totally destroyed
the four-slory briek building ami plant
of the Marshall Oil Company. Three
thousand barrels of oil were destroyed,
and for a time the entire south section
of the city was threatened. The 6rc
origiuated in the boiler room. The loss
is $00,000, insurance $30,000. Linn creek,
on which the buildings are located, was
so filled with oil that the Glucose Sugar
Refining Company, also on the creek, is
unable to use the water for cooling pur
Village Saved from Flames.
A destructive lire occurred at Elkhorn.
A stiff wiud was blowing, which handi
capped the work of the lire department.
The fire company of Audubon was tele
phoned for and responded iu time to pre
vent the flames spreading to all parts
of the village. Following are the losses:
James Peterson, billiard hall and barber
shop, $r»00 Peter Miller, photograph gal
lery, $350 Xels Larson, meat market,
Brief Etato Happening*.
Louis Ott, a traveling salesman for
Havens & Brockman Co., lias been ar
rested ou the charge of embezzling from
them to the amount of $1,000.
About thirty-seveu county and district
fairs in the State will get the $200 State
support which is given them, on account
of their failure to report according to
Samuel Smith, a young farmer living
near Lone Tree, went to Keokuk to visit
a sister, and disappeared shortly after
arriving iu that city. No trace of him
can be found.
Dietrich Miller, formerly member of
the Soldiers' llome at Marshalltown, Is
left heir to $23,000 by a brother who re
cently died in Prussia. Miller left the
home In 1S9S aud his whereabouts are
not known.
While operating a corn shredder near
Salem, Bert Tageu had his right arm
caught in the machinery, breaking tho
arm and badly crushing his hand, Am
putation will probably be necessary.
Theodore F. (iatchell, a prominent busi
ness man of Pes Moines, dropped dead
while attending a meeting of the Iowa
Methodist Hospital Association iu that
city. Death was due to heart failure.
While attempting to repair the electric
service on a tower 130 feet in height, at
Council Bluffs, Frank McCortnick, a liue
rnan, was instantly killed by coming in
contact with two live electric light wires.
A little child of George Lee of Win
field fell iuto a kettle of scalding water.
The little oue suffered considerably, but
with proper care will recover.
The C.. B. & Q. fast mail collided with
the rear end of a freight train which was
switching iu the yards at Riverside.
Five trainmen were badly injured.
The saloon men of Franklin County,
after making a preliminary canvass have
decided to abandon the effort to secure
consent for saloons under the mulct law.
O. G. Van Wiukle, a dairyman and
fruit grower living near Burlingtou, was
adjudged iusane by the commissioners
and ordered committed to the asylum at
Mt. Pleasant.
Mathias Post, G. A. R.f at Burlington
has been presented with gavel by W.
W. Reynolds, a Burlingtou engineer. The
head of the gavel, in which is imbedded
a iuinie ball, is cut from a tree on the
battlefield of Gettysburg, aud the handle
also came from the trunk of a tree-on
tho same historic battlefield.
Clarence Stuck of Tama met with an
accidental death in Toledo. Stuck was in
the employ of Short & McAnulty, bridge
builders. They were engaged in moving
a barn from the lot of Mrs. J. M. Winn.
Ho bad crawled under the building to ad
just ene of the rollers when the burn
slipped, cutting away the entire upper
portion of his head.
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A movement is on foot at Mason City
to build a large 6ne Y. M. C. A. build
The Davenport Vehicle Company ha«
filed articles of Incorporation, showing a
capital of $30,000.
Frank McCoy, au electrician, was elec
trocuted at the top of a 150-foot electric
tower at Council Bluff*.
The general 'store of George Clark at
Cambria was destroyed by fire. Loss
$11,000, bisurance $3,000.
The total number of votes cast for
Cummins at the recent election was 222,
20H for Phillips, 133,030.
0. L. Montgomery and X. S. Bird, both
of Masou City, are missing and it is
thought were drowned in Clear lake.
Adolph Thurtunn of Burlington, while
hunting was accidentally shot by Edward
Pfeift, a boy companion. He will die.
Conductor McMillan of Ottumwa was
killed at Aftoti by being-crushed beneath
a box car which was overturned by a
freight train crashing into another freight
engaged in switching.
Two Great Western freight trains
crashed into each other at Marshalltown
In the yards. Engineer Conway of Ocl
welti had a leg brokeu while attempting
to Jump.
A. F. Oldham, a brakeman, was knock
ed from the top of a 'Milwaukee freight
car at Jefferson while walking on a rap
idly moving train, aud escaped with but
slight injuries.
Henderson Chance, a young farmer liv
ing near Mt. Ayr, was accidentally shot
in the arm while trying to go through
a wire fence, the trigger of the ritlo
catching on ono of the wires aud dis
charging itself.
The two-months-old child of Roy Mid
dlctou of Muscatine was scalded to death.
The child pulled a pan of boiling water
from the table and was immersed in the
fluid. It was dead beforo assistance
could be rendered.
Track laying on the Rapid Transit elec
tric line extension from Waterloo to Den
ver has been completed about half way.
With favorable weather there is good
prospect that the track will be laid to the
terminus by Dec. 1.
Judge Shiras has decided another batch
of Lyon Conuty bond cases, holding cer
tain bonds issued by certain independent
school districts within the county void
because tho districts had exceeded the
constitutional debt limit.
II. F. Blossom of Colfax was married
to Miss Mabel Johnsou of Biughainton,
X. Y., by phonograph. The lady was
quarantined with scarlet fever and tho
phonograph was resorted to in order to
avoid postponement of the event,
A company was organized at Oskaloosa
to construct au electric road between
Tama and Buxton, via Oskaloosa, to be
called the Oskaloosa aud Tama Railroad
Company. The length of the lino will bo
ninety-five miles. Sam Clark of Oska
loosa was elected president aud U. C.
Blake of Cedar Rapids secretary. The
capitalization Is $100,001).
Deau Alice Young, the consulting au
thority of the women of the University
of Iowa, has begun a crusado against
young women students who "waste too
much time with young men." A large
number of girls have been confronted
with this charge. Dean Young has par
ticularly declared hostilities to telephones
iu young women's rooms.
Jctiks Dillon, formerly trainer and
manager of Oscar Gardner, tho pugilist,
was shot twice and instantly killed by
Anna Crawford during a quarrel in Clin
ton. Dillon conducted a saloon in that
city. Anna Crawford was arrested and
said she killed Dillou* iu self-defense.
Ed. Thurston, a friend of tl& accused
woman, was arrested as an accessory.
Although Col. Crawford, Republican
candidate for State Senator, received a
majority of twenty-eight, the Supervis
ors at Dubuque failed to declare his elec
tion, Senator Nolan's vote in one precinct
having, through a clerical error, been re
turned at 100 above the proper figure.
If Xolan consents the Supervisors will
correct tho error, otherwise Xolan will
get the certificate and Crawford will con
test the seat before the Legislature. Xo
lan has reached uo decision.
The rural mail carriers of the State,
some 500 in number, have a grievance
against the natloual government and they
are demanding more pay. "Starvation
wages" are what they term the present
salary allowed them, and a meeting of
the principal route carriers of the State
will be h«id for the purpose of preparing
a memorial to the Federal Postofllce De
partment aud asking a raise in salary,
seeing that rural mail delivery is taking
such wonderful strides in Iowa.
Superintendent S. H. Sheakley of tho
Des Moines schools, has suggested the es
tablishment of reform schools in cities, to
restraiu ami educate the juvenile incor
rigihtcs. He has urged this idea upon
the teachers' associations and will bring
it before the meeting of the State Teach
ers' Association in Des Moines the last
week in December. It is not now but
may be made a part of the compulsory
education bill which tho teachers will
urge upon the Legislature. Mr. Sheak
ley does not believe in the hereditary
theory of the cause of incorrigibility. It
is a lame excuse for the existence of tho
social disease. Environment is the cause.
The Hattsmau farm, lying seven miles
north of Waterloo, is being looked upon
by superstitious persons as beiug fated
for some bad purpose. George Hausman,
the owner, who is wealthy, disappeared
several days ago and no trace of him can
be found. He drew a large sum of money
from the bank aud spent some of it in
the saloons. His wife has offered a re
ward for information leading to his lo
cation. Eighteen years ago a young
farm hand named Hill disappeared from
tho same place aud no trace of him was
ever discovered. Chris. Roth also disap
peared and his dead body was found
later iu a grove near the house, where
he had hanged himself to a tree.
The bank of Plymouth was dyuamited
by robbers the other night. The safe
vault and building were badly wrecked
and $1,300 was secured. Tho robbers es
caped, leaving uo clew. This is the sev
enth bank robbery in Iowa within a
Iu Des Moiues Otis Greene, indicted
for murdering his wife Sept. 0, pleaded
guilty to murder in the second degreo and
was sentenced to the penitentiary for
life. Greeue shot his wife or *he street,
then shot himself through 'iv temple.
From the effects of the shoV'i-%, became
totally blind.
A company has been organized to coi
struct au electric line betweeu Oskaloosa
aud Tama City aud Oskaloosa and Bux
ton. Tho plans as projected call for a
line between Tama City aud Buxton, via
Montezuma, Barnes City and Oskaloosa.
The length of the proposed line is nine
ty-two miles.
Ben Gerdes, a farmer, residing In
Westfield township, was found dead in
the Ogden school house.. The building
was used as a polling place on elcctiou
day and Gerdes came to vote in the af
ternoon. He was very drunk aud lay
around until the judges of election were
ready to go home. He was helplessly
drunk aud was left there.
The court house proposition carried by
majority of 375 iu Mouroe County.
This menus that the comity is to have a
fine new court house, modern and up to
date iu every respect, fireproof aud large
enough to protect the records and be con
The report from the State University
at Iowa City has been received at Gov.
Shaw's oflice. It asks for au appropria
tion for the bieunial period of $353,000,
in addition to one-touth of a mill in the
building tax $1,000 annually during the
biennial period for the medical libraries
$10,000 annually for the geueral repair
nnd contingent fund, aud $7,0(H) annually
for the general library.
Charles—Did the tailor take your
measure? Algy—I think lie did. He
said I'd have to pay In advance.—Tit
Briggs—1 bear you have been operat
ing in Wall street. Griggs—A great
mistake. I've been operated upon.—
Harper's Bazar.
"1 wonder what pupa always calls
niamina 'lloney' t'orV queried little
Margie. "1 dou't know," replied tier
small brother, "unless it's because slio
wears a comb."
"What reform arc you interested In
now?" "I am advocatiug that people
be paid double for the work they do
when they don't feel llko working.—
Chicago Itecord.
"I was in tho South Afrtean"war,"
said one Englishman. "General?" asked
the other. "No, journalist." "Oil, I sec.
You wero a reporter not a regrettcr."—
Washington Star.
Au Easy Rule Hard to Follow: Rox
It's easy to win a woman's love just
give her all the money she'wants. Blox
—l'ou don't call that easy, do you?—
Detroit I''reo Press.
Rushed: Parke—Are you doing much
In your business now? Lane—Well, I
should say so. Why, we are so busy
that we employ a man to insult new
customers.—Town Topics.
"How is brother. Tommy?" "Ill in
bed, miss. He's hurt himself." "IIow
did ho do that?" "We were playing -t
who could lean farthest out of tho win
dow, and he won."—Tit-Bits.
Farmer Honk—Your niece, that's Just
graduated from the academy, docs fan
cy work most of the time, doesn't she?
I-'armer Flintrock—Yes an' she don't
fancy work none of tlie time.
Faith lu Illm: Towne—Do I under
stand you to say that Spender's case
was really a faith cure? Browne—Yes.
You see, the doctor aud the druggist
both trusted him.—Philadelphia Tress.
Interested Tarty—Aud so you are
married now, I.ydla? 1 hope your hus
band is a good provider. Tho Bride
Deed he is, missus! He provided me
three now places to wash at last week.
"Don't you miss your husband very
much now that he is away?" "Oh, no!
At breakfast I just stand his newspaper
up in front of a plate, and half the time
I really forget he Isn't there."—Ex
Beginning at Home: Jasper—I un
derstood that you had turned over
new leaf, and were eveu going to love
your enemies but It seems to me that
you love no ono but yourself. "Well, I
am my own worst enemy."—Life.
Sufficient Evidence: Sambo—Whar
you get dat chicken? Slark Anthony—
Nebher you mind 'bout dat chicken.
'Taln't yours. Samlio—How you know
taln't? Mark Anthony—'Cause I found
lilt In youah coop.—New York Weekly.
'Here's a distinguished scientist who
says that, after all, there is nothing in
germs." "Nothing in germs? Non
sense! Why. look how much tho doc
tors have made out of them. '—Detroit
Free Press.
"0 sir, please, I have swallowed a
pin'." exclaimed a servant girl, runniug
Into her employer's room. "Never mind,
Mary," he replied, deep in study, "nev
er mind here's another," drawing one
from his pincushion.
•Those strings," said the first list),
"hanging down In tho water with
worms ou the end of them mean dan
ger." "IIow do you know?" asked the
other. "Oh, I can read betweeu tho
Hues."—Philadelphia Press.
Is you gwine ter let dat mewel do
as he please?" asked Uncle Ephralin's
wife. "Wha's you' will power*' "My
will power's all right," he answered.
'You jest want ter come out hyar au'
measure dis here mewel's won pow
"How much are you getting for that ."
ho asked tho man, who was mowing
Ihe lawn. "Nothing," replied the man.
Then you're a fool." "I know It but
ns I own tills place, aud can't get away
from It, I've been a fool a long while."
—Philadelphia Record.
Iviudly Visitor—Mrs. A., what do you
suppose makes you suffer so I Mrs. A.
I dou't kuow, I inn sure nnd I be
lieve nothing but a post-mortem will
ever show. Kindly Visitor—You poor
thing! Vou are so weak that you can
uover staud that.—Tit-Bits.
I thluk I'll have some ot those crul
lers," said Jones at the lunch counter
don't you waut some?" "No.' replied
Smith "they dou't agree with me."
"That so?" "Yes I couldn't eveu cat
the hole lu one without getting dys
pepsia."—Philadelphia Itecord.
"Mike," said Plodding Pole. lo you
t'iuk It does a man much good to go
troo college?" "Not much,' replied
Meauderlug Mike. "I wcut troo a col
lege once, an' all 1 got was two dlc
tiouerles an' a suit of football clothes.
De swag wasn't wort' de risk. '—Wash
ington Star.
"Won't it bo splendid when we can
talk to the people ou Mars!' exclaimed
Mr. Meekton's wife. Mr. Mcckton
roused himself from his semi-doze, and
exclaimed: "What's the matter, Hen
rietta! You haven't got all through with
the people of tills earth, have you?"—
Washington Star.
Old Gentlemaui—Do you mean to say
tlmt your teachers never thrash you?
Little Boy—Never. We have moral
suasion at our school. Old Gentiemau—
What's that? Boy—Oh, we get kep' lu,
and stood up iu corners, nnd locked out,
and locked In, aud made to write one
word a thousand times, and scowled at,
aud jawed at nnd that's all.—Tit-Bits.
Ingenuous Answer.
"Excuse me," he said to the applicant
for the typewriteft position, "but I
would like to kuow your age?'
The young woman looked astonished.
"May I ask what that has'to do with
my fitness for the place?" she inquired
"Nothing," he promptly answered.
"You see, It's my wife that wants to
"In that case," said the applicant
wlio was pretty as well as young, "tell
her I am 47."
And the smile that followed this In
genuous statement brought out four de
lightful diuiples.T-Clcvelnud Plain
Wanted Substantial Inducement.
Proud Mother—Tommy, won't vou
say that little speech of yours for the
Tommy—I will If the gentiemau has
a penny.—Ohio State Journal
Tho Russian Fur Trade
Most of the world's supply of fura
comcs from the Husslan Empire. The
hunters of Russia nod Siberia annually
capture 3,000,000 ermines, 10,000,000
marmots and 1*5,000,000 squlrrela.
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