Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 11, 1898, Page 12, Image 12

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The Wny a Pretty ( Jlrl
Learned Tlml M Mity
Is as Henuty Does.
and Ada
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ttda was reading on the fron ( porch , when
the gate opened , and somebody cameup the
walk. A boy , well grown nnd well favored
enough , but with a careworn , tired look , nnd
shabby old clolhcfl.
"A tramp , " Ada thought , with a little
thrill of dlstnntc.
"Could I sec your father ? " the boy naked ,
hesitatingly , his hat In his hnnd.
Ada lookfd him over. "I don't know where
HI i , , A Iho barn , perhaps , " said she
"Thank vou , " said the boy , and started for
the barn.
Ada had a rosebud In her hair , and her
dress was the freshest of blue lawns. She
was pretty and dainty. Desirable qualities ,
surely. lint some of her parents' old friends
end neighbors , having In mind that she wns
a farmer's daughter , thought , and on occa
sion said , that Ada's year at an expensive
city boarding school had made her a llttlo
airy , a little notional , a little Inclined to
a hammer I'll be a thousand limes obliged ,
miss. "
Ada liked his deeply respectful manner
"Sam , " she said , "will jou bring this gentle
man a hammer ? "
Sam descended from the step ladder and
went to the barn The sttanger talked agree
ably about the roEca and the weather till Sam
rcaroearcd.
"I'll go with you , " said Sam.
"Not at all ! It ain't necessary , " said the
man , and held out his hand for the hammer.
" 0 , I gucsa I'll go along , ' * Sam persisted ,
and ho i > u hed out nt the gale with the
Granger , deaf to his notcsts
"Tho Ideal I asked him to bring the ham
mer ; 1 didn't ask him to help the man , "
thought Ada , with displeasure , and when Sam
came back she did not appear to sec him.
Sam finished with the rose bush ; 'hen he
vvctit out to the barn and stayed there till
supper time.
"Sam Is tinkering tip jour father's old
gun , " wld Ada's mother. A shot sounded ,
"Why. he's fixed It so well It will go ! He'a
the handiest boy I ever caw. "
"You let him do an > thing under the sun , "
said Ada Irrcutlently.
"Why not ? " said her mother , serenely.
After supp'r Adi ind hcc mother drove to
'AND VOU SAW IIIKOUGH II WHAT YOU'VE DONE FOR US
look down on anj thing or anjbod > that was
not "ju-st so "
Ada had forgotten the strange boy when
fihu went In to dinner , but through the door
she beheld him eating his dinner at the
kitchen tabic "I'm going to let him stay
awhile , " her father explained , when the door
was stnii. . "Ho aOcul for wo k , and I'm go nj
to let him help me Hrlgham's got to leave
prctt } soon , and I don't know where to looK
for another hired man , and this boy looks
strong and seems willing Sam Humphrey ,
h'Q name Is He lost an aunt lately , over Iti
Doylston , that he'd lived with , and now bo's
ttylng to got to another relation he's got In
Pennslvanla , though he isn't sure he'll be
wanted when ho gets there. I'm going to
give him a chance to tarn enough so he can
go the rest of the way by train. "
"You alwaja do such funny things , father , "
eald Ada. "A tramp ! "
"Don't call him a tramp , my girl , " said h'er
mother , cheerfully. "I believe bo's a good ,
honest boy. "
Hut Ada turned an e > o of disapproval upon
her father's protege. The fact that she was
alone In her illaafTectlon for "the tramp , " nt ,
she considered him , only deepened her feel
ing. Her father and mother nnd the hired
girl all liked him much.
"He does the work Urlgham did , and doca
It better , " bald her father at the end of a
week.
"Hut jou don't know an > thing about him , "
Bald Adu , "who he Is , or "
"There I've got you ! " bald hoi father.
"John Reynolds was over this way the
other day , from Bojlstcn , and I asked him
about Sam He knew him , and knew his
aunt , and ho spoke well of them , too There ,
sis ! And you won't deny that he's a good-
hearted and good-mannered boy ? "
"I haven't notlied him nutch. " Ada
answered ; and that was true.
"I believe Sam IB afraid of you , " said her
mother "Why don't you got him to help
you put out the croquet set , and have a
game with him ? "
II.
"Pshaw ! " said Ada , pursing her red lips.
That afternoon her father put his best
liorse Into the buggy , "I'm going over
to Grcsham to nee Frank Ousted about
these Aldernoy cattle he's promised me , "
Jie said. "I've got other business there ,
too , and I guess I shan't get home to-
'A ' HOY WKLL GROWN AND WELL FA
VORED ENOUGH.
night. I'll to back tomorrow early. " Bam
fastened a buckle In the harneu , and set
open the big gate , and he drove off ,
Ada wa watering her roses. Sam , hav
ing latched Iho big gate , approached her
ehyly.
"If that rose biigh by the porch was
trained up a little , " he said , "It would be
letter. Don't you want me to fix It ? "
It was a timid advance toward acquaint
ance ; tut It was a failure. "O , If > ou like , "
til Id Am larelcFsly ; and the boy IHi'ulaK.
went and got come pieces of Hiring and a
Btvpladdcr.
Ada sprinkled the floweru. She had on
A bccomljg vvh'/e dreiK * and when a Uraruo
man caruo In at the gate presently , she was
not surprised that be turned upon her , as
ho lifted hU hat to her , a distinctly ad
miring look.
"Go d evening. Is the gentleman of the
Jiouso at home , miss ? " he Inquired.
"My father bus Just goiio away , " Ada
answ crc-J ,
"Not for long , I presume ? " Bald the man.
"Till tomorrow. " said Ado. "Did > ou
want to ice him ? "
"Only for a minute , inUs. I wanted to
borrow a hammer for a few minutes. IIy
wagon' * broke down , up the road a little
way , and I'll need a hammer to fix It. I
don't -want to trouble you , mlta , but K
that's your lilred man there" Ada nodded
" ' let him down and
"If jou'll step get mo
the \lllago to a concert and drove home In
the moonlit stillness of the cxenlng. Sam
Huirijhrcy uns waiting to out up the horse
"What made you ? " Ada's mother remon
strated "I told jou not to. 1 could have put
the horse up as uell as not. "
"Ho\\ t'.ioy do spall that bay ! " thought
Ada. "The tramp" uas getting to be a teal
thorn'ln her flesh , llut she was too sleep }
to dwell upon it. Slie got Into bed without
delay and fell at once Into a peaceful , dream
less sleep.
III.
She wolte suddenly oml sat to , staring be
fore her. Something had wakeued her , some
unwonted sound. She wondered If raho had
dionied it but It came again , a soft ( .crap-
Ing , a bumping that seemed to como from
directly under her window.
Her heart pounded In her cars Her fright
ened Irryulso v\as to burrow Into bee olllow
and cover her head , but , conquering it , she
'stepped ' out of bed and stole to the open
' w hi Jou.
What she saw , with perfect plainness In the
clear moonlight , made her thumping heart
sti'iul ' stil ) . Against the house , just under
the window , a long ladder iested'one ; man
stood beiiide It and on a lower rung stood
another The sound of their muttered speech
was distinct In her ears.
S'.ie tried to tcream , but only a choltliie
sound camp. She was almost too tercifled to
atlr , but she ran fiom the room and Into hei
mother'b room , and shook her until she
wakened. .
"Burglars ! " she panted. Her voice forsook
her. but she clutched her mother's arm. Her
mother stared at her , bewllderel and In
credulous.
"They've goUa ladder , " Ada gasped.
"Thej'ro getting Into my window ! " Her
mother sprang dut of bed end rushed ucrcss
the hall. Shaking like a leif , and with her
knees weakly trembling under her , Ada fol
lowed.
In the square of the window they saw a
m n'rt-hcail blackly silhouetted , then his
shoulders. Another moment , and the man
would have been In the room.
JJUt of u. e.iijjdcn a voice broke out on the
air. ' ' (3et out of there ! " It shouted. "Get
down .and get out , or I'll 1111 you full of
holes , bo'ih of you ! "
In ! flash the man's head dropped from
view , "IM1 count Jen , " the voice yelled , "and
unlera'you're both off these premises by that
tlmo I'll shoot ! "
Ad.Vs mother po'nted with a shaking hand
at a vtadow In the wing of the house , plainly
\ijlblo to them. I' ' , was tiat of Sam Hum
phrey's room , and he stood there , his head
and shoulders thrust out. He stood mo
tionless , thcro rtated on bis shoulder the
butt of a gun , pclntcd downward , and his
cjes were on Its muzzle nnd bis baud on tje
trigger. "One'two three " he counted ,
tioiui too slowly.
There was a Hound of ru'iilng steps below ;
the ladder fell with a crash , and they saw
two figures , bent an If with fear of that well-
aimed gun , tun skulking out of tbo yard und
up the road. >
They saw Sam Humphrey bound nway from
the window , und heard him pouul througCi
the father hallway anl go tearing down
stnjre. "He'a going after them ! " cried Ada's
mother , and catching up a shawl and flinging
It o\er her shoulders she sped down stairs
after him.
Ada hung trembling over the banisters ,
"Ycu phall not go ! " she heard her mother
My , "No , no ! You , a boy ! Suppose those
mitt have pistole. You've done enough.
You'vo suvel us you'vesaved our property ,
and our lives , 'too ' , mabe , who Knows ? and
you shan't risk your life eoaslng up those
men " Ada's mother broke down In twrs
of agltatlcn , and thereby won the day.
' "All rlfc'it , nia'nm , If jou feel so , " raid
Sam Humphrey , "but wouldn't I llko to
land the pair of them In jail ! "
There was no more sleep for aujbo.ly
that night , The hired girl , tardily nwnk-
oncd by the runipui , came huriylng In , en
veloped In a blue counterpane. Ada and
her mother niado hasty toilets , and then
they all gathered In the sitting room and
llghtul the lamp.
"Yoa're completely dressed , Sam Hum
phrey ! " said Ada's mother. "Your shoes
are laced , even , You don't mean to say
jou hixln't , gone to'bed ? It's 2 o'cloik ! "
"I no ma'am , I hadn't. I was sitting up.
You see , ma'am " Ho turnoj to Ada.
"Dlil you see that man on 'tho ladder ? Did
jou sro who It was ? " said he.
"No , " .AJa ehuddcred.
"It was the man whd borro.vcj tbo ham
mer iJst night , " said Sam Humphrey , Ada
stared at him. <
"You ace , " eald the loy , "I heard what
ho tald when he asked you for It , and I
thought ho acted queer , Jt seemed to int-
ho wcs trying to flnj out If jour father
was go'ng to tie gone all nlsht , and
whether I was all the hired nun there
wau , and I pricked u ; > my ears. That's why
I was bound to tag after him with the
hammer. I wanted to see It It was all
straight.
"Well , there was a wagon waiting up
the road , and another man In It , and they
pottered arouna under the -wagon awhile ,
and itrled to make out there was a bolt
locso eomouheru and that they'd fixed It.
llut I looked myself , and 1 couldn't' 'see
any ibolt Icons , and I thought the whole
thing wax mighty funny , anyhow.
"I didn't i\ant to nay anything to tbo
rest of j ou and scve lou. I dldnU know
but I was too uplclons. an 1 \ didn't w-nt
i to net jou frightened for nothing Hut I
kept thinking a'icjt It and .1 mi < > up my
mind to bo gooO finl ready If dustbin ? hip-
pcncd ; and so I got ( hit gun In shape , n 1
clled It up and kadc'l It , tai ! I < l'dn't go to
bed I just sit up anl waited.
"But jou ecc , ' Sam Humphrey cndtl ,
with a smile of modest apology , 1 v "s
watching at the back wlnJo * . I thought
thej'tl try to get In at the btek of tli
houc-e , If anywhere , and that's how It hap
pened that they got clear to the wlnlow
and scared jou to death before I "
Ada's mother swept hlii Into a motherly
cmtxace. "You dear bay ! " Eald she. "You
bravo boy1"
" .My goodness ! I never heard nothing like
It. Poirlng off two burR'aril ' .Most my bay
would hnvo crawlcl under the bel , " sill the
hired girl fi'om behind her countowanc.
And Ada All's > .art a\ns'.lo.dest. So filled
was she with < i confusion of stiange feelings
that at first Mie could ot speak And con-
stcrr.athn and shame were chief nnicng them
"To think , " slip cried , "that I fell right
Into his trap and told him just what he
wanted to know. 0 what nn Idhtl And
you saw tlrough It And see whnt > otfvc
done for us ! 0 , Pain Hutrohrcy , will jou let
mo fc'Jakc handa with jou ? " Ada crfcd , with
a heartfelt shower of tears
The next day when Ada's father had got
homo and had heard the story aad trade
plentiful vigorous comments thereon , and
slapped Sam Ilumphcoj on the back tome
twentj-fhc time ? ; when nil the neighbors
had been In and aakcd numberless questions
and Edzed admiringly at the hero ; when a
reporter from the town paper had arrived
and looked at the gun and at tbo fallen
laddcf and at Sam Humphrey , and taken
notes for a column article the next day ,
when Sam Humphrey had grown modestly
confused at his sudden Mine nd taken refuge
In the btrn , Ada followed him thither.
"Father an.l mother nnd I have been talkIng -
Ing nbout you , " ehc said , "and we think , cr
we hcye , that unless those relations of youts
In Pennsylvania want jou very much , you
will stay on with us here. Wo all want you
to. We all do , " said Ada , with a significant
emphasis on the "all. "
Sam Humphrey could not speak. HU
hungry heart was In his cjcs. A flush ot
amazement , of gladness , warmed his honest
face and hlo eyes filled.
"Do jou , " said Ada , with a little shake In
her voice , "do you like to olay croijuet ?
Won't jou come nnd hep me set out the
wIcKets ? "
i-i MI-IM ; HLT A ( iiiicicsM ) .
SfcKlnj- TrciiNiiro > < nlil ( elli
lli < t > ii I itIt lij InilliiiiN In MlNKOiirl.
A search for gold has been In progress
for the last three months near Clcarmont a
village In the extreme northweot corner of
Missouri. For a number of years , relates a
correspondent the llains brothers David ,
lohn and William and their neighbors , have
believed tLat a large amount of money , cstl
mated at from $7 500 to $300,000 , Is Juried
on a small trip of land Ijlng t\\o and cne-
half miles north of Clearmout and belonging
to Aloander Graj , a larncssmaker. The
money Is suppcecd to have bCen burled bj
Irdlans
la 1S37 that part of Missouri now Included
In the counties of Buchanan , Holt , NoJawaj ,
VtchUon , Andrew and Platte was held by the
Sac and Fox and lowaj1 Indhns The gov
ernment bought It from them on certain ccn.
dltlons , Including the payment of J7.500 In
cash. Old Chief Ca-ha-qua ( Red Fox ) of the
Sacs and Foxes , so tradition runs , was
deputed by his tribe to receive the amoun *
tuo It. He brought half of It on one trip
? nd going back for the rest he and hU com
panlons were * ct on bj a party of Omahas
and killed. He had told no one what he had
done with the monej already secijred , ant !
\lth other treasures of his tribe , which he
uad In his possession before starting , and the
secret of their burial place was can led with
him to the grave. Soon after the Indlsaa
were removed to Kansas It became a tradi
tion amoTg the S3c aad Foxes that the
treasure had been dcposlteJ In a hollow log
and sunk to the bottom of a small lake neir
where Clearlake now stands There was
formerly such a lake , but the Nodawiy river
lilloJ It with sand , and Its site Is doultful.
After the tradition was related to them the
Bilna brothers dreamed by night and talked
by day of the burled treasure. Three months
ago thej got two magnetic needles supposed
to lave gold-locating properties , and the
entire community turned out to see them
tested. To the. delight of the brothers both
need ca dipped over the place where the lake
Is supposed to have been. The experiment
was repeated and w 1th the same result.
The ibrothcrs set nt woik , .but their
troubles had only just ibegun , as they soon
learned. The needles had dipped over a bed
of quicksand. The brothers and their help
er j worked for < lajs with untiring energy.
It was evident that the 'box ' or hollow log
containing the money , If there at all , was
deep below the surface , and they refused
to bo discouraged1 as the time slipped away.
Finally , one day , three weeks after the ar
rival of the needlea. Bill Bains' spade
struck something hard. Naturally , he be
lieved It was the hollow log. He called to
hla companions for help. But the iwater
from the river had already begun to wash
In. They worked as fast as they could , , and ,
It U said , succeeded In uncovering the end
of the log. But It was heavy , the water
was rushing In , and before It could be se
cured the treasure had slipped away.
That was more than two months ago. The
story of the finding of Iho tieasure created
qrcat excitement In Burlington Junction ana
Clcarmont , Mo. , and Braddyvllle , In. So
many people visited the place during the
next few days that armed men stood guard
night and day. A number of Clearmout
buslncrs men became Interested , a stock
company was formed for the purpose of
helping it he Balnscs and 100 shares were
sold at the rate of $25 a share. Harry
Souers , a Clearmont druggist , took a num
ber of shares , and , to pay for them , fur
nished a stationary engine with which to
pump the water from the hole , and for
several weeks a good-Mzed force of men
worked night and day , . As fast , however ,
as the water and Band were pumped out of
the hole the river filled It again and little
piosress was mode.
But the treasure-seekers know no such
thing as discouragement. They quit work
for a few dajs until a more powerful engine
pnd two Hand pipes could toe secured. The
pipes wore sunk twenty feet Into the sand
and the pumping was ibegun again , and Is
Etlll going on Incessantly night and day.
Under the now arrangement the sand and
water arc 'both thrown out In a continuous
stream , but the skeptical declare that before
the lake Is pumped empty all the Nodaway
river north of Clearmont will be dry ,
People In northwest Missouri and south
western Iowa ara watching the work of
the treasure-seekers with great Interest ,
knowledge of which fact has proba'blj1 * added
greatly to their ardor Already almost half
as much as was paid for the entire Plitto pur
chase lias been spent In the vain search ,
but the Balnses and their friends say that
they have not yet thought of giving up.
T \ICI.M ! OUT 'Min KINKS.
Slrnii r ' Fail Proiilriil Amoiipr IVuxIi-
liiKton'M Oolon-il Sni'li-O.
The colored ministers of Washington , re
lates a correspondent , are preaching that
"flesh Is vanWy1' from a po'nt ' of view which
does not give their white brethren any
trouble. Displayed In a * show window on
ono of the principal shopping streets of this
city U this sljn :
ATTHNTION. OOTXDRnD PHOPI.E !
Blank's Tako-out-klnk
Will tnkp ttio klnlc out or ycur hnlr untl
make It silky , soft , iplinble
und beautiful.
Then follow Intimations for the use , ac-
companlel < by the guarantee of harmlcfs-
ncss , and by other statements of the prepara
tion. But the sign Is not what draws the
colored people to the window and causes
them to remain there with admiring gaze.
Tbo bottom of the show window Is piled
high with black hair In the natural state.
There la enough to make a good beginning
with a mattress. Above are exhibits of
what "Blank's taHe-ojt-klnk" can do.
Switches and bangs and braids and other
forma of ( black hair , soft and goi | > sy and
wavy , are shown In strong contrast with
the raw material underneath. The light
Is temptation. Colored pefitorn of Warh-
Ington have discovered that the fjuhlon to
experiment with "takc-out-klnk" In sweep
ing through their congregatlona. They are
denouncing from the pulpit In vigorous lan-
Kuago the wickedness of trying to change
the natural order of capillary growth.
Waste no money. Buy Salvation Oil , the
only good liniment. It kills all pain. i
! BIT OF HuLlAND IX AMERICA
Old Dutch Colony in Iowa find the Won
Who Founded If.
LONG JOURNEY TO THE NEW LAND
Srtllfinrnt nl I'Mbi Wlirn lh < - .Sn ( c
\\IIK Vt-t V. niiitu Uniilil I'murcoM In
( tic Cnlin > _ PoiuiiUiiK the
Slimy Con lit > C'ol < iu > .
The tcttlcmcnt of ( ho Dutch colonists In
Marlon county , lonn , Is the subject of a
sketo.i In the annals of Iowa from the pen of
Cvrenus Cole , a oclito editor of the DCS
Molues Register , himself u descendant of < he
colonists. In the summer of 1847 700 col-
onlato Irom Holland c.unc to Iowa nnd set-
tied in JUrUn county on the divide between
too Des Molnes and Skuak rlvcns , Mr. Colon
n rites. In their own country they had been
persecuted on account of their religion , being
dissenters from the established reform church
and therefore they called their now homo
Pelli , mending a place of refuge. The foundIng -
Ing of the community was primarily a re
ligious ceremony. Those 700 Immigrants ,
vvlth later additions , uro enrolled among1 Iho
makers of Iowa. They endured the hardships
of plcoecr llfo and fulfilled all their duties
to state nml society In 'the deep consciousness
that they were a part of God's own plan.
To speak of religious persecutions In Hol
land Is almost to contradict history. Holland
la ono of the cradles of both civil ui/d / re
ligious liberty In Europe. Hut the. Holland
of Ib40SK not the Holland of 1GIO. A clergy
supported by the state hail learned to use
the civil power for Its own ends , which vvero
not always the ends of religion Tolerance
had become In oleranco. Sturdy Calvnnlsm
hid become fawning formalism. Hut all the
old flrea had not been put out. The men und
women who cumo to 1'clla while ki Holland
stool tnio to fie past of the republic and the
reformation. They belle\cd In the complete
tcpiratlca of chut eh and state. They op-
poied the established church because to 4hem
it had become an Institution of form , Instead
of being an expression of faith. Out of the
Xjpolconlc reconstruction of Europn IIoll ml
emerged a mcuarcby with a close occlcil-
ustlcal es'abllsflment. The ta'c used the
church and the church used the state , each
for Its own ends. The church became worldly
and the go\ernmcnt tvranlcal. It was agaln-t
this tint Hie people who c'lerlahed the old
Idejs rc\olted.
The longing for a. new fatherland mani
fested Itself prior to 1S41. and In 1S4G the
first steps toward emigration to America
were taken. The emigration was made In
the spring of 1847 , four small chartered sail
ing \cssels departing for America between
the ltd and llth of April. They carried In
all ICO constituted houscho.ds , or families ,
together with a largo number of both men
and women who were compelled to lca\c
their families and rel.itl\es as well as their
native Isnd. The emigrants landed In Daltl-
more In May , and after a long and tedious
journey , by the primitive American rall-
wajs , by steamboat and bj stage , finallj
reached St. Louis , where they were hos
pitably welcomed ) Prom St. Louis they sent
out "spies after the manner of the chlMtcn
of Israel" of old , to find a suitable location
for a settlement. Many locations were of
fered them and irany flattering Inducements
hold out , but from the first Iowa was the
most favored piaco. The state was not jet
ono joar old , having been admitted Into the
tn'on In the preceding December The com
missioners at once went to Iowa. General
Van Antwerp , In charge of the go\eminent
land ofllco at Falrfleld , conducted them to
the divide In Marlon county aad slid : "This
Is the garden spot of Iowa " There , accord
ingly , they bought two civil townships of
lind , paying to the government $1.23 per
aero. VThls done ; they returned to St. Louis
with the glad tidings- that they had found
tbolr future abode.
JOURNEY INTO IOWA.
The journey was at once resumed , a steam
boat being chartered from St. Louis to Kco-
kuk. At Kcoliuk they gathered their goods
Into wagons , drawn by horses and oxen , and
started on their overland Journey. It was n
curious procession that made Its way up the
valley of the DCS Molnes. Quite a spec'aclo
it must have been for the "natives. " There
were men and women In strange garb , and
speaking a strange tongue Some rode In
wagons drawn by horses and some In carts
drawn by oxen. Some rode on horses and
many went afoot. The men were broad-
shouldered and the women fair-faced. The
men were In velvet Jackets and the women
In caps and bonnets the like of which had
never before been seen In Iowa. After a
journey of several dajs they came , on Au
gust 2G , 1847. to a level place , where stood
a hickory polo with a shingle nailed to the
top and on the shlnglo the single word ,
"Pella. "
It was almost September and winter was
before the emlgiants They were on an open
prairie , with no shelter save a few log
houses left by the squatters of 18)3. ) Prom
a distant s > aw mill they procured lumber to
build the first house , and the rest went to
work and made "dugouts " The settlement
became l.oovvn as "Strooljen stad , " or
"Straw City. " The winter spent In such
abodes has ever been a distinct era In the
minds of the colonists.
Three things they did In Pella before all
else. They made provision for the worship
of God , for the Instruction of the youth , and
for citizenship. Three weeks after their ar
rival , an officer of the courts was sent for
and all the male adults declared their Inten
tion to become citizens of the United Stales
At the regular session orMho Iowa leglala-
turo In 1818 a bill was passed empowering
the people of Pella to hold forthwith a town
ship election , and they voted for president
of the United States for the first time in
1852
PROGRESSIVE COLONY.
Troin the first , the progress of the colonists
was rapid. A ourvey of the town was made
on the 2d of September , 1817 , and eight blocks
laid out Into elxtj-four lots , surrounding the
Garden square. At the same tlmo they begat
to till the soil , the farmers going to work
with a willingness that had never been ex
celled , even In America. From 1848 to 1855
there were large annual additions to the
colcny. In 1850 there were probably 2,000
people In the settlement. They have pros
pered as a community almost beyond all ex
pectations. Tbo two original townships have
long since been too small for them and their
descendants. The settlement la now nearly
forty miles Icog and ten to fifteen miles
wide. They buy land continually , but seldom
sell They have absorbed several neighborIng -
Ing villages. There ha * always been a con
servative , "old fashioned" element In the
( enter , but the outlying "provinces" of Pella
are liberal and thoroughly Americanized
Theology Is blue at the center , but It grows
paler towaid the circumference. The home
language Is still the Dutch In most places ,
but the public language Is alwajs the
English , which alonq Is taught In the schools.
Passing over the founding of Orange City ,
the delusion as to * the nivlgatlon of the DCD
Molm'H river , the establishment of the Hap-
tlst college and the gold fever of 1850 , cvcntu
which helped to Uapo the destiny of tbo
colo.iy , the writer brings us down to the
celebration , on thd let end 2d of September ,
18)7 ! ) , of the fiftiethanniversary ! of the found
ing of Pella , Then thousand gathered where
the 700 hid met In 1847. Of the flrit sett'ere
only a few remained SI altered and broken
and bent were they the remnants of a once
sturdy band. The pothos of a great strug
gle wa ? written oa their fecca ; there was
also the consciousness of victory. For the
community It wai an auspicious and mem
orable occasion. Tbo city was filled with
fiags , but all the flaga were American.
There was not a flag of Holland dt'plaod
In all the streets. "We are Americans ,
though we are proud of our Dutch Wood , "
Is what the people meant to lay. And their
children ad grandchildren , or ea many of
them as had studied the hUtory of Europe
and America , were even prouder of thst
blood thin were the pircuto and grand
parents. The jo'nt heritage of Dutch 'ulood
and American cltlzdn-iblp what more could
they desire ?
Acd here wo must sty farewell to the
bit of Holland la America which I have
tried to describe. It U'worth whileIn many
vva ) , to gather up these fragments of his
tory , Our love for those who hive gone
before us and prepared the way for us
prompts us to write of theao subjects Pella
lisa for 'the Iowa writer not only historical ,
but pictorial vnUics and captb lilies. It Is
community with a heroic background and
MRt perspective. That It has lo t much o
Us Individuality Is true Fifty jcars Is
loag time In Iowa. In Pella many of tli
good old customs have survived the first ha ]
ccnturj ic-i } they survive forever Ilc-
llgloa atll lives In. that wcred eoll , bu
theology ta less flourishing.
IOWA IN EARLY DAYS.
I wish that I could have preserved In thli
brief sketch something more of the Iowa o
1847 of these free prairies and that fre
spirit. I have often heard told how bcatltlfu
lown was when the settlers who ramo fron
Holland first taw this land , It was billowy
llko the sea which they crossed. There vva
wave after wave on the tall grass. ClUiiblnt ;
up the hllH and dipping down Into the hoi
lows , the winds rippled or rolled over th
vast meadows of God. How the prairie
bewildered men !
It cost something to live In n new country
but It wns also worth something. I believe
that a part of It all has passed Into the met
nnd women who tolled among such scenes
something of the strength and the freedom
something of the highness and wldencss
pomcthlng of the beauty and the sacrcdness
Men and women have been living In Iowa
but Iowa Is just beginning to live In men
and women. U takes more than ono genera
tlon to do this.
Hut the making of Iowa wns not a dream
It was a stern reality. It was not In n
handful of wild flowers which women gath
crcd , nor In a bit of blue sky which they
admired , nor In the song of a bird whlc
charmed them. It was a battle between civ
Illzatlon and barbarism. The men and th
women marched sldo by side and tough
together. Ever marching , ever fighting
sometimes repulsed , or annihilated , but al
wavs victorious In the end , Fortunate ar
they whoso fathers nnd mothers , or grea
grandfathers and great grandmothers , ecrvci
In this grand army of the pioneers th
ctato builders of the now world.
In this vast country of ours cich ono ha
some spot which Is more dear to him tha
all the rest. Pella Is such to me. How oftci
hns the story of the dikes and the prairies
of the gray skies and the blue , of the sc
of waters , and the sea of grasses , of the Joj
and the sorrows , of the burdens borne so fa
and the suffering endured so long , been toll
to mo by oiio who , as n girl , gave her hear
first to the new reformation In Holland ant
then to the new country In America. Pron
her I hnvo the spirit of this sketch. I hav
learned to believe that the truest hlstor
of any craior any event must be written on
of the hearts of women , rather than out o
the minds of men.
Arnold's Dromo Celery cures headaches
lOc , 2ic ! and GOc. All diuggists.
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Impatient Unit Trnpiu'd nnd Ill-Id for
' 1'ucnl ) MlmiU'N lij Theater Cluilr.
There Is ono man In Kansas City , relates
the Times , who will never again bo BO anx
lous to got out of a , theater that he will ttj
to climb over the teats. This man was a
the mutlnee at the Grand the other after
neon , and when ho had stood on one fee
for twontv minutes , with the other foot SP
mrelj fastened In the seat upon which he
had stepped In his wild desire to get 01
ahead of the man In front of him , ho made
a mental resolve that the ne\t tlmo he wouh
abldo his time. It required the combine *
efforts of twelve men , Including Stage Car
pouter Lymnn , who acted as foreman , to ex
trlcato the rash Indlv Idual , and a hammer , a
saw and a screwdriver had to bo brough
Into play before the prisoner was released.
The man sat well down In the orchestra
chair * , and as soon as the cm tain droppei
on the last act of "In Old Keutnck } " he be
gan to figure on getting out before the pcopl
who sat six rows behind him. His first move
was to forget all the laws of propriety am
step on his scat In order to climb over be
hind it. His second move was to staj jus
where ho was. The seat , not being made fo
a step-ladder , turned w Ith him , and his lef
foot sllnped down between the Iron work a
the back and the leather-covered bottom o
the scat. There It went and there It re
malned. The man could not pull his foot out
nor could any of a crowd of men who volun
leered to do a llttlo tugging.
The too-rapid man had started out while
wearing an overcoat. He found the coat to
heavy ami slipped out of It. Ho then begai
to notice that It was warm In the theater
Ho took off his hat. Next ho unbuttonec
his vest , and began to perspire at a faste
late than ever.
"Take off his shoe , " said ono bystander , bushes
shos and foot were there together , and there
was no freeing ono without the other
Finally , a member of the orchestra , afte
passing an expert opinion on men who stej
on the seats In a theater , called Stage Car
penter Ljman.
Lyman took ono look at the seat , and dls
appeared in search of too'e. With a smal
saw ho cut away the footboard at the bacl
of the seat , but even after a good deal o
excavating It was found that the shoe and
foot declined to bo moved. Ljman nyido an
other sortie to the region behind the curtain
and secured a screwdrlvei The screws were
taken out , bolts were loosened , and afte
the prisoner was finally liberated , wlthou
BO much as a "thank you , " he made ai dasl
for the door , having lost just nineteen am
one-half minutes by trying to save time ,
"I hope It will teach him a lesson. " said
Lyman. as ho looked at the ruins "Do > ou
know that we have down stairs 500 pounds
of castings which we have to keep because
such people will persht In stepping on seats
and breaking them ? The man who gets
caught at that trick need never expect any
sympathy from me. "
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