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lAtla was reading on the front porch , when
Iho gate opened , and somebody came up the
walk. A boy , well grown and well favored
enough , but with a careworn , tired look , and
shabby old clotlica.
"A tramp. " Ada thought , with a little
thrill of distaste.
"Could 1 sec your father ? " the boy nskcd ,
hesitatingly , hl.i hat In his hand.
Ada looked him over. "I don't know where
in u At the barn , perhaps , " said she.
"Thank jou , " salt ! the boy , and started for
Ada had a rosebud In her hair , and her
dress was the freshest of blue lawns. She
was pretty and dainty. Desirable qualities ,
surely. Hut some of her parents' old friends
and neighbors , having In mind that she was
a fanner's daughter , thought , and on occa
sion said , that Aila's year at an expensive
city boarding srliool had made her a little
airy , a llttlu notional , a little Inclined to1
n hammer I'll be a thousand times obliged ,
Ada liked his deeply respectful manner.
"Ram , " she said , "will you bring this gentle
man a hammer ? "
Sara descended from the step 'ladder ' am
went to the barn. The stronger talked agree
ably about the roses and the weather till Sam
"I'll go with you , " said Sam.
"Not at all ! It ain't necessary , " sold the
man , and held out his hand for the hammer
" 0 , I KUesd I'll go along , " Sam persisted
and ho i > Uhed out at the gate with the
fitrangcr , dear to his it-otusts.
"The Idea ! 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 flho did not appear to sec him.
Sam finished with the rose bush ; ' .hen he
went out to the barn and stayed there til
"Sam Is tlnkcrlni ; up your father's oh
gun , " Mill Ada's mother. A shot sounded
"Why , he's fixed It so well It will go ! He's
the handiest boy I ever caw , "
"You let him do anything under the sun , '
said Ada Irrpitlently.
"Why not ? " said her mother , serenely.
After suppr Ada and her mother drove to
"AND YOUtiAVV rnitOLTGII 11 . . . i fj WHAT YOU'VE DONE FOU US. "
look down on anything or anjbody that was
not "just so. "
Ada had forgotten the strange boy when
film went In to dinner , hut through the door
hc beheld him eating his dinner at the
kitchen table. "I'm going to let him stnj-
nwhlle. " her father explained , when the door
was shut. "Ho atked for wo k , aad I'm go'ng
to let him help me. Drlgham's got to leav
prctt > soon , and I don't know where to looU
for another hired man , and this boy looks
strong and seems willing. Sum Humphrey ,
li.'o name Is. He lost an aunt lately , over Iri
Iloylston , that he'd lived with , and now he'a
tiylng to got to another relation he's got In
Pennsylvania , though he Isn't sure he'll be
wanted when ho gets there. I'm going to
glvo him a chance to earn enough so he can
go the rial of the way by train. "
"You always do such funny things , father , "
eald Ada. "A tramp ! "
"Don't call him a tramp , my girl , " said her
mother , cheerfully. " 1 bellevo he's a good ,
honest boy. "
Hut Ada turned nn cyo of disapproval upon
licr father's protege. The fact that she wan
alone In her disaffection for "the tramp , " au
she considered him , ouly deepened her feel
ing. Her father and mother nnd the hired
girl all liked him much.
"Ho does the work Hrlgham did , and does
It better , " bald her father at the end of a
"Hut you don't know anything about him , "
E-ild Ada , "who ho IB , or "
'There I've got you ! " said - her father.
"John Reynolds was over this way the
other day , fiom Boylston , and I asked him
about Sam. Ho knew him , and knew his
aunt , nnd he spoke well of them , too. There ,
els ! And you won't deny that he's a good-
hearted and good-mannered 1)oy ? "
"I haven't noticed Mm much. " Ada
answered ; and that was true.
"I bellevo Sam Is afraid of you. " said her
mother. "Why don't you get him to help
you put out Iho croquet set , and have a
game with htm ? "
"Pshaw ! " said Ada , pursing her rod lips.
That afternoon her father put his best
horse Into the buggy. "I'm going over
to Grcsham to nee Frank Husted about
those Alderney cattle he's promised me , "
lie said. "I've got other business there ,
too , and I guess I shan't get home _ to-
'A HOY WELL GROWN AND WGLL FA-
VORKI ) ENOUGH.
night , I'll to lack tomorrow early. " Sam
fastened a buckle In ( he liarnetn , and set
open the big gate , and he drove off ,
Ada was watering bee roses , Sam , hav
ing latched the big gate , approached her
"If that rose bush by the porch was
trained up a little , " he said , "It would bo
better. Don't yru want me to fix it ? "
It "au a timid advance toward acquaint
ance ; .but It waa a failure , " 0 , If you like , ' '
raid Act rarelcraly ; and the boy | UW4I3 ( ? ,
went and got some pieces of Hiring and a
Ada sprinkled the flowers. Shu had on
a becoming whUe dreiti' and when a Mran o
man came In at the gate presently , she was
not aurprtacd that he turned upon her , us
bo lifted hli hat to her , a distinctly ad
"Gord ovonlng. Is tie gentleman of the
IIOUBO ut home , inlsa ? " lie Inquired.
"My father lias just gene away , " Ada
answcre ) ,
" lor I ? " uald the
"Not long , presume man ,
"Till tpmorrow. " said Ada. "DU > ou
want to see him ? "
"Only for a minute , miss. I wanted to
borrow a hammer for a few minutes. My
wagon's broke down , up the road a llttlu
way , and I'll need a hammer fix It. I
don't -want to trouble you , miss , but If
that's your hired man there" Ada nodded ,
_ "lt you'll let him gtcp dotva ami get ino <
the village to a concert and drove home In
the moonlit stillness of the evening. Sam
Hutrtjhrey was walling to yut up the horse.
"Wh.it made you ? " Ada's mother remon
strated. "I told you not to. 1 could have put
the horse up as well as not. "
"How t'.ioy do spall that boy ! " thought
Ada. "The tramp" was getting to bo a real
thorn'ln her flcah. Hut she was too slcepj
to dwell upon It. She got Into bed without
delay and fell at once Into a peaceful , dream
She Vvoke suddenly and sat up , staring be
fore her. Something had wakeued her , some
unwonted sound. She wondered If nho had
drevned It but It came again , a soft bcrap-
1'iig , a bumping that seemed to come from
directly under her window.
Her heart pounded In her cars. Her fright
ened Imyulse was to burrow Into tier pillow
and cover her head , but , conquering it , she
'stepped ' out of bed and stole to the open
I What she saw , with perfect plainness In the
clear moonlight , made her thumping heart
stand still. Against the house , just under
the window , a long ladder tested ; "one man
stood beside It and on a lower rung stood
another. The sound of their muttered speech
was distinct In her ears.
S'le tried to scream , but only a choking
sound came. She was almost too terrified to
etlr , hut , she ran from the room nnd Into her
mother's room , and shook her until she
"Burglars ! " she panted. Her voice forsook
her , bul * hho clutched Ife'r mother's arm. Her
mother stared at her , bewildered and In
.They'vo got e ladder , " Ada gasped.
"They're getting Into my window ! " Her
mother sprang Out of bed cad rushed across
the hall. Shaking like a leof , and with her
knees weakly trembling under her , Ada fol
lowed ) .
In the square of the window they saw a
msnVihead blackly silhouetted , then his
shoulders. Another moment , and the man
would have been In the room.
put of u. ( juddon .a voice broke out on the
air. "Get out of there ! " It shouted. "Get
down , and get out , or I'll 1111 you full of
holes , bo'ili of you ! "
In u flash the man's head dropped from
view. 'Til count Jen , " the voice jelled , "and
unlera'y'ou'ro bo'th off these promises by that
time I'll shoot ! "
Ada's mother pointed with a shaking hand
at a wmdow ! In the wing of the house , plainly
vhlblo to them. I' ' , was t5at of S-am Hum
phrey's room , and he stood there , his head
cincl shoulders thrust out. He stood mo
tionless ; there rested on bis ghoulder the
butt of a. gun , pc'lntcd ' downward , and his
eyes wcro on Its muzzle nnd bis hand on tue
trigger. ' 'One 'two ' three " he counted ,
uono too slowly.
There was abound of ru. 4jlng steps below ;
the ladder fell with a crash , and they saw-
two figures , bent au If with fear of that well-
aimed gun , run skulking out of tbo yard und
up the road. <
They saw Sam Humpbrey bound nway from
thu window ' , und heard him p'ounl through
the flJther .ntfllwuy an ! go tearing down
stajre. "He's going after them I" cried Ada'o
mother , and cutchlng up a shawl and dinging
It over her shoulders slio sped down stairs
Ada hung trembling over the banisters.
"Ycu phall not go ! " she homl her mother
Bay. "No , no ! You , a boy ! Suppose thoae
mcu have pistols. You've done enough.
You've suvol us you've ) saved our property ,
und our lives , 'too ' , muylie , who knows ? and
you shan't risk your life ceasing up those
men " Ada's mother broke down In tcura
of agltatlcn , and thereby won tbo day.
' "All rlfc'.it , ma'iim , If you feel o , " ixrld
Sam Humphrey , "but wouldn't I like to
land the pair of them In jail ! "
There was no more sleep for anybody
that night. The hired girl , tardily awak
ened by the rumpus , came hurrying in , en
veloped In a blue counterpane. Ada and
her mother nuilo hasty tolled , and then
they all gathered in the sitting room and
lighted the lamp. <
"You're completely dressed , Sam Hum
phrey ! " said Ada'u mother , "Your shoes
are laced , even. You don't mean to say
you hidn't , gene to'bed ? It's 2 o'clock ! "
"I no ma'am , I hadn't. I was sitting up.
You see , ma'am " Ho turnoi to Ada.
"Dii ) you ueo that man on the ladder ? Did
jou see who It was ? " said be.
"No , " jVda fibuddcrcd.
"It was the man who borrowed the ham
mer last night , " said Sim Humphrey , Ada
stared at him , <
"You ace , " eald the 'boy , "I heard what
ho ( aid when ho asked you "Or It , and I
thought ho acted queer , Jt seemed to mu
ho wca trying to lln.l out If your father
was going to tie gene all nlsht , and
whether I was all the hired man there
was , and I pricked u ; > my ears. That's why
I WUB bound to tag after him with the
hammer , I wanted to see If It was all
"Well , there was a wagon waiting up
the reid , and another man In It , and they
pottered around under the wagon awhile ,
and tried , to make out there was a bolt
IOCEO eomowhero and that they'd fixed U.
Hut I looked myself , and I couldn't' 'nee
any bolt loow , and I thought the whole
thlTlR wag mighty funny , anyhow ,
"I didn't t\ant to nay anything to the
real of you and ucire you. I dWnU know
hut I wag too euMdc.rg an I t < II n'l w .nt
to ( jet you frlghttni ! for n tMng Hat 1
ktt | thlnlil.ig aU.it U end .1 m-'e up r.iy
mind to bo goo 1 a.il rcaJy If anything h-i-
penci ] ; and KO I got that gun In sh-.r" anl
oiled It up and Ladel It , tad I d'dn't ' BO to
bed. 1 Just sit up anl waited.
"But jou ace , " Sam Humphrey cndtl
with a smllo of modest apology , 1 V-F
watching at the back window. I though
they'd try to Ret In at the hick of th
houre , If anywhere , and that's how It h p
pened that they got clear to the window
and scared you to death before I "
Ada's mother Bwe-pt hlii Into a motherly
embrace. "You dear bay ! " tald she. "Yoi
bravo boy ! "
"My goodness ! 1 never heard nothing like
It. Scaring off two burg'.aral 'Most any bay
would hate crawled under the be I , " sill the
hired girl from behind her conntetonnc ,
And Ada A < ! a's t.art was ' .ta.'dest. So flllce
was she with a confusion of stiange feelings
that at first Mie could < iot pcak. And con
Ktcrr.athn and shame were chief nmcng them
"To think , " she cried , "that I fell rlgh
Into his trap and told htm just what he
wanted to know. 0. what an Idiot ! Am
you saw through It And set- what you've
done for us ! 0 , Sam Hutruhrcy , will you le
mo t'jakc hands with jou ? " A61 cried , with
a heartfelt shower of tears.
The next day when Ada's father had go
homo and had heard the story nail trade
plentiful vigorous comments thereon , am
slapped Sam Humphrey on the back some
twenty-five times ; when all the neighbors
had been In and asked numberless questions
and gazed admiringly at the hire ; when c
reporter from the town paper had arrlvcc
and looked at the gun and at the fallen
ladder and at Sam Humphrey , and takei
notes Tor a column article the next day
when Sam Humphrey had grown modestly
confused at his sudden fame nd taken refuge
In the bam , Ada followed him thither.
"Father and mother and I have been talk
Ing about you , " she said , "and wo think , cr
we hcpe , that unless those relations of yours
In Pennsylvania want you very inucti , you
will stay on with us here. Wo all want yoi
to. Wo all do , " said Ada , with a slgnlfican
emphasis on the "all. "
Sam Humphrey could not speak. His
hungry heart was In his eyes. A flush o
amazement , of gladness , warmed his hones
face and bin eyes filled ,
"Do you , " tuld Ada , with a little shake Ii
her voice , "do you like to play croquet' '
Won't you come and hfrp me set out the
wickets ? "
I'DII'IM ! OlT A ( ll'ICKSMJ. ' .
Sivklnn n TruiiNiirc Said ( o Hnvc
Ili-cn I , eft liy IiiillniiN In Missouri.
A search for gold ha % been In progress
for the last three months near Clcarmont , a
village In the extreme northwest corner of
Missouri. For a number of years , relates a
correspondent , the Ualns brothers. Du-ld ,
John and William and their neighbors , have
believed that a large amount of money , esti
mated at from $7 , BOO to $300,000 , Is burled
on a small trip of land lying two and eno-
lialf miles north of Clearmont and belonging
to Alexander Gray , a l.arnessmaker. The
money Is supposed to have been burled by
la 1837 that part of Missouri now Included
In the countlciS1 of Huchaaan , Holt , Nojaway ,
Atchlson , Andrew and Platte was held by the
10 and Fox and loway Indlins. The gov
ernment bought It from them on certain ccn-
dltlons. Including the payment of ? 7,500 In
cash. Old Chief Ca-ha-qua ( lied Fox ) of the
Sacs and Foxes , so tradition runs , was
deputed by his tribe to receive the amount
duo It. He brought half of It on one trip ,
end going back for the rest ho and hU com
panions were fiet on by a party of Omahas
and killed. He had told no one what he had
done with the money already sccijred , and
with other treasures of his tribe , which he
; ad In hLi possession before starting , and the
secret of their burial place was carried with
him to the grave. Soon after the Indians
wcro removed to Kansas it became a tradi
tion among the Sic * and Foxes that the
treasure had been deposited In a hollow log
and sunk to the bottom of a small lake near
where Clearlake now stands. There was
formerly such a lake , but the Nodaway river
filled It with sand , and Its site Is doubtful.
After the tradltlca was related to them the
Balna 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 coaimunlty turned out to see them
tested. To the delight of the brothers both
need as dipped over the place where the lake
Is supposed to have been. The experiment
was repeated and with the same result.
The ibrothers set at workbut their
troubles had only just ibegun , as they seer
learned. The needles had dipped over a beef <
of quicksand. The 'brothers and their help-
era workej for days with untiring energy
It was evident that the 'box ' or hollow log
containing the monej. If there at all , was
deep below the surface , and they refused
to toe discouraged1 as the time slipped away
Finally , ono day , three weeks after the ar
rival of the needles , Bill Ualns' spade
struck something hard. Naturally , he be
lieved It w-as the hollow log. lie called to
hla companions for help. Hut the water
from the river liad already begun to wash
In. They worked as fast as they could , , and
It Is said , succeeded in uncovering the em
of the log. But It was heavy , tha 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 the treasure creatci
great excitement In Burlington Junction an (
Clcarmont , Mo. , and Braddyvllle , la. So
many people visited the place during the
next few days that -armed men stood guard
night and day. A number of Clearmont
buslners men became Interested , a stock
company was formed for the purpose of
helping > the Balnses and 100 shares were
sold at the rate of ? 2. a share. Harry
Souers , a Clearmont druggist1 , 'toolr 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 food-&izcd force of men
worked night and dayv As fast , however ,
QH tbo water and Eand were pumped out ol
the hole the river filled It again and little
progress was mado.
But the treasure-seekers know no such
thing iw discouragement. They quit work
for a few days until a more powerful englnq
end two rtnnd pipes could he secured. The
pipes wore sunk twenty feet Into the sam !
and the pumping was ibegun again , and Is
Etll ! going on Incessantly night and day.
Under the now arrangement the sand am !
water arct 'both thrown out In a continuous
stream , but the skeptical declare that rbefore
the lake Is pumped empty all the Nodaway
river north of Clcarmont will bo dry.
People In northwest Missouri and south
western Iowa are watching the work of
the treasure-seekers with great Interest ,
know-ledge of which fact has probably * added
greatly to their ardor. Already almost hall
as much as was paid for the entire Plitto pur
chase has been spent In the vain search ,
but the Balnses and their friends say that
they have not yet thought of giving up.
TA KING OUT THU KI.MCS.
Kiul I'rrvalriit Aiming Wuxli-
ItiKiini'H C'olon-il Soi'Iciy.
The colored ministers of Washington , re
lates a correspondent , are preaching that
"flesh Is vanity" from a point of view which
docs not give their while brethren any
trouble. Displayed In a' show window on
one of the principal shopping streets of this
city U this sign :
ATTENTION , C-OIXmiSD PEOPLE !
Will tnkp the klntr out or your hair and
make It fllky , eoftpliable
Then follow Instructions for the use , ac
companleJ < by the gu-arantco of harmless
ne&s , and by other statements of the propara.
'tlon , Hut the sign Is not what draws the
rolored people to the window and causes
them to remain there with admiring gize.
Tbobottom of the show window la piled
high with black hair In the natural state.
There \a \ enough to make a goixl beginning
with a mattress. Above are exhibits of
what "Blank's take-out-klnk" can do.
Switches and bangs and 'braids ' and other
forms of Iblack hair , soft and glossy and
wavy , are shown In strong contrast with
the raw material underneath. The sight
Is temptation. Colored pestom of Wath-
Ington have discovered that the fashion to
experiment with "take-out-klnk" Is sweepIng -
Ing through their congregation ? . They are
denouncing from the pulpit In vigorous language -
guago the wickedness of trying lo change
tbo natural order of capillary growth ,
"Waste no money. Buy Salvation Oil , the
only good liniment. It kills all pain ,
. _ -IK.
X5UL u * * - -
BiT OF HullAM IN AMERICA
Old Dntch Colony in Iowa find tha Men
Who Foandcd If.
LONG J3URNLY 'TO THE NEW LAND
Srtllctiirnt nt Pel In Wlirn Mir Stnto
\VHM Vt YOIIHK Kiiiilil I'ronrpKM In
I lie Cnlntiy _ riiiiniltiiur ( lie
Slnuv Ciimtt.v Colony.
The settlement of iho Dutch colonists In
Marion county , lown , Is the subject of n
skctc.i In the annals of Iowa from the pen of
Cyrenui Cole , astochto cilltcr of the DCS
Mokics Register , himself a. descendant of ilie
colonists. In the summer of 1847 700 col
onists from Holland came to Iowa and set
tled In M'lrUn county on the divide between
Kio Des Mollies untl Bkuak rivers , Mr. Cole
writes. In their own country they had been
persecuted on account of their religion , being
dissenters from iho established reform church
and therefore they called their new homo
Pelli , mcnnlnK a plnco of refuge. The foundIng -
Ing of the community was primarily a re
ligious ceremony. Those 700 Immigrants ,
with later additions , are enrolled among the
makers of Iowa. They tndured the hardships
of picotcr life and fulfilled all their duties
to state nnd society 'In > the deep consciousness
that they were a part cf God's own plan.
To speak of religious persecutions In Hol
land Is almost to contradict history. Italian !
Is ono of the crudlea of both civil ui/d re
ligious liberty In Kurcpe. But 'the ' Holland
of 1810 was not the Holland of 1G10. A clergy
supported by the state had leanlcd to use
the civil power for Its own ends , which were
not always the ends of religion. Tolerance
had beconio In'Olcranco. Sturdy Calvnnlsm
hid become fawning formalism. 'Hut ' all the
old Urea had not been put out. The men uml
women who tame to 1'clla while In Holland
stoo.l true to Uio past of the republic and the
reformation. They believed In the complete
separation of church and state. They op-
pat'Cd ' the established church becaino to "them "
It had become nn Institution of form , Instead
of being an expression of faith. Out of the
Xapolcsnlo reconstruction of Europn HolKud
emerged a mcuarchy with a close ecclesi
astical estnbllsnment. The state used the
church and the church used the state , each
for Its own ends. The church became worldly
and the government tyranlcal. It was agalnrt
this that Hie people who cherished 'the ' old
The longing for a new fatherland mani
fested Itself prior to 1841 , and In 1S4G the
first steps toward emigration to America
were taken. The emigration was nude In
the spring of 1847 , four small chartered sail
ing vessels departing for America between
the 1th and llth of April. They carried In
all ICO constituted households , or families ,
together with n largo number of both men
and women who were compelled to leave
their families andi relatives as well as their
native lend. The emigrants lanrteJ In Haiti-
more In May , and after a long and tedious
journey , by the primitive American rail
ways , 'by steamboat and by stage , finally
reached St. Louis , where they were hos
pitably welcomedt From St. Louis they sent
out "spies after the manner of the children
of Israel" of old , to find a suitable location
for a settlement Many locations were of
fered them and many flattering Inducements
held out , but from the first Iowa was the
most favored place. The state was not yet
ono year old , having been ttfmltted Into the
union In the preceding December. The com
missioners at once wont to Iowa. General
Van Antwerp , In- charge of the government
land olllcc at Falrfleld , conducted them to
the divide In Marlon county and said : "This
Is the garden spot of Iowa. " There , accord
ingly , they bought two civil townships of
land , paying to the government $1.25 per
acre. This done ; they returned to St. Louis
with the glad' tidings- that they had found
their future abode.
JOURNEY INTO IOWA.
The Journey was nt once resumed , a steam
boat being chartered from St. Louis to Kco-
kuk. At Kcokuk they gathered their goods
Into wagons , drawn by horses and oxen , and
started on their overland journey. It was a
curious procession that made Its way up the
valley of the Des. Molnes. Quite a spectacle
It must have been for the "natives. " There
\\cro men and women In strange garb , nnd
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 fairfaced.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 days they came , on Au
gust 20 , 1847 , to a level' ' place , where stood
a hickory polo with a shingle nailed to the
top and on the shingle the single word ,
It was almost September and winter was
before the emigrants. They wcro on an open
prairie , with no shelter save n few log
houses left by the squatters of 1SI3. From
a distant saw mill they procured lumber to
build the first house , and the rest went to
work nnd made "dugouts. " The settlement
became Utiown as "StrooIJen stad , " or
"Straw City. " The winter upeiit In such
abodes has ever been a distinct era In tbo
winds of the colonists.
Three things they did In Pella before all
else. They made provision for tbo worship
of God , for the Instruction of tbo youth , and
for citizenship. Three weeks after their ar-
rUal , an officer of the .courts was sent for
and all the male adults declared Wielr Inten
tion to become citizens of the United States
At the regular session of the Iowa legisla
ture lit 1848 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
From the first , the progress of the colonists
was rapid. A survey of the town was maiio
on the 2d of September , 1847 , and eight blocks
laid out Into sixty-four lots , surrounding the
Garden square. At the same time they bega <
to till the soil , the farmers going to worl
with a willingness that had never been ex
celled , oven In America. From ISIS to 1855
there wcro large annual additions to the
colcny. In 185G there were probably 2,000
people In the settlement. They have pros
percd as a community almost beyond all ex
pcctutlons. Tbo two original townships have
long since been top small for them and their
descendants. Tlio settlement Is now nearly
forty miles long and ten to fifteen miles
wide. They buy land continually , but seldom
sell. They have absorbed several neighbor
ing villages. There ha * always been a con
servative , "old fusbloned" element In the
center , hut the outlying "provinces" of Pella
are liberal and * thoroughly Americanized
Theology Is blue at- the center , but It grown
[ xiler toward the circumference. The homo
language Is still the Dutch In most places ,
but the public language Is always the
Hnglleh , which alona Is taught In the schools
Passing over the founding of Orange City ,
the delusion as to-tlio navigation of theDea
Molaeg river , the establishment o ! the Dap-
list college and the gold fever of 1850 , events
which helped to ihapo the destiny of tbo
colo.iy , the writer1 brings us down to the
celebration , on thu 1st end 2d of September ,
1897 , of the fiftieth ! anniversary of the foundIng -
Ing of Pella. Then thousand gathered where
the 700 hid met in 1617. Of the ( Irtt setters
only a few remained , Scattered and broken
and bent were they Iho remnants of a once
sturdy band. The pothos of a great strug
gle WES written on their ticca ; there was
also the cocsclouenrsa of victory. For the
community It wai an auspicious and mem
orable occasion. The city was filled with
flags , but all tbo flags were American.
There was not a flag of Holland dlpla > ed
In all Iho streets. "We are Americans ,
though wo are proud of our Dutch 'blood , "
la what the people meant to lay , And their
children tad grandchildren , or ci many of
them as had studied the history of Europe
and America , were even prouder of that
ilood than were the pirenta and grand
parents. The- joint heritage of Dutch tilood
ind American citizenship what more could
they dmlru ?
Acd here wo must say farewell to the
bit of Holland la America which I have
rled , to describe. It IB worth while , la many
wa8 , to gather up these fragment ! of big-
ory , Our love for these who have gone
lefore us and prepared the way for ua
prompts us to wrlto of theao subjects. Pella
isa for the Iowa writer not only historical ,
but pictorial values ami c p b lltlcs. It Is A
community with a heroic bickgrounl and *
vast perspective. That It has lost much of
Its Individuality Is true. Kitty years la a
long time lei Ion a. In Pella many of the
good old customs have survived the first half
century may they survive forever. He-
llglon alii lives In. th.it sacred roll , but
theology Is leas flourishing.
IOWA IN KAHLY DAYS.
I wish that 1 could have preserved In this
brief sketch something more of the town of
1847 of these free prairies and that free
spirit. I have often heard told how beautiful
Iowa was when the settlers who came from
Holland first saw this land. It was billowy
Ilko the sea which they crossed. There was
wa\c after wnvo on the tall grass. Climbing
up the hllh and dipping down Into the hol
lows , the winds rippled or rolled over the
vast meadows of God. How the prairies
bewildered men !
It cost something to live In a new country ,
but It was also worth something , I bcllovo
that a part of It all has passed Into the men
and women who tolled among such scenes ;
something of the strength and the freedom ,
something of the highness and wldeness ,
something of the beauty and the sacrcdncss.
Men anil women have been living In Iowa ,
but Iowa Is Just beginning to live In men
nnd women. It tnkcs more than ono genera
tion to do this.
I3ut the making of Iowa was not a dream ;
It was a stern reality. It was not In n
handful of wild flowers which women gath
ered , nor In a bit of blue sky which they
admired , nor In the song of a bird which
charmed them. It was n battle between civ
ilization nnd barbarism. The men and the
women marched side by side and fought
together. Ever marching , ever fighting ;
sometimes repulsed , or annihilated , but al
ways victorious In the end. Fortunate are
they whoso fathers and mothers , or great
grandfathers and great grandmothers , served
In this grand nrmy of the pioneers the
ctato builders of the new world.
In this vast country of ours each ono has
some spot which Is more dear to him than
all the rest. Pella Is such to mo. How often
has the story of the dikes and the prairies ,
of the gray skies and the blue , of the sea
of waters , and the sea of grasses , of the Joys
and the sorrows , of the burdens borne so far
nnd the suffering endured so long , bcon told
to mo by ono who , as n girl , gave her heart
first to the new reformation In Holland and
then to tlui new country In America. From
her I have the spirit of this sketch. I have
learned to bellevo that the truest history
of any crmor any event must be written out
of the hearts of women , rather than out of
the minds of men.
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Thcro Is ono man in Kansas City , relates
the Times , who will never again be so anx
ious to get out of a , theater that he will try
to climb over the ecats. This man was at
the matinee at the Grand the other after
noon , and when ho had stood on one foot
for twenty minutes , with the other foot se
curely fastened In the seat upon which he
had stepped in his wild doslre to get out
ahead of the man In front of him , he made
a mental resolve that the next time he would
abide his time. It required the combined
efforts of twelve men , Including Stage Car
penter Lynian , who acted as foreman , to c\-
trlcato the rash individual , and a hammer , n
saw and a screwdriver had to bo brought
Into play before the prisoner was released.
The man sat well down In the orchestra
chairs , and as soon as the curtain dropped
on the last act of "In Old Kentucky" ho be
gun to figure on getting out before the people
who sat six rows behind him. His first move
was to forget all the laws of propriety and
step on his scat In order to climb over be
hind It. His second move waa to stay Jusi
where ho was. The seat , not being made for
a step-ladder , turned with him , and his left
foot slipped down between the Iron work n\
the back and the leather-covered bottom of
the seat. There It went and there It re
mained. The man could not pull his fool out
nor could any of a crowd of men who volun
teered to do a little tugging.
The too-rapid man had started out will !
wearing an overcoat. He found the coat toi
heavy ami slipped out of It. He then began
to notice that It was warm In the theater ,
Ho took off his hat. .Next he unbuttone
his vest , nnd began to perspire at a fastc :
rate than ever.
"Take off his shoe , " said one bystander , bu
shoo and foot were there together , nnd thcr <
was no freeing ono without the other.
Finally , a member of the orchestra , afte :
passing an expert opinion on men who stef
on the seats In a theater , called Stage Car
Lyman took one. look at the seat , and ills
appeared In search of too's. With a smal
saw ho cut away the footboard at the back
of the scat , but even after a good deal of
excavating It was found that the shoe an
foot declined to bo moved. Lyman tirade an
other sortie to the region behind the curtain
and secured a screwdriver The screws wcr
taken out , bolts were loosened , and afte
the prisoner was finally liberated , wlthou
so much as a "thank you , " he made ai dosli
for the door , having lost just nineteen an
one-half minutes by trying to save time.
"I hope It will teach him a lesson , " sal < :
Lyman , as ho looked at the ruins. "Do you
know that wo have down stairs 500 pound
of castings which we have to keep becauc
such people will persist in stepping on seat
and breaking them ? The man who gets
caught at that trick need never expect any
sympathy from me. "
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