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   Iowa Unionist (Newspaper) - October 17, 1908, Des Moines, Iowa                                DES MOINES IOWA England loses 60000 person nery fear by emigration It seems that a most inartistic tern per may go with the artistic tempera ment This summer has been oidfashloned enough to satisfy the most exacting Ice dealer York has produced an insane murder who is Insane Such a rare occurrence Is worth noting A man named Wind won in a Panama lottery and of course blew It all In Inside of a week If we are to hell eve the novelists the good people who get into society are not worth writing about j SanUarianisin orhalf vegetarian ism has gained many converts Minister Wucoined the new word Now ancfihen HettpQreen lectures contpiJQporary as if she re garded them inerelyasboy financiers Squth Dakota suicide rieeause his toother wont let him go fish Ing Wont mothers ever get any The Drago or Calvo doctrine is private claims of foreigners against American countries shall not be col lected by force The kaiser Bays that peace is as sured Headda incidentally In an off hand tort of way that he Is keeping hii powder dry Now the summer girl cheeks up her accounts striving to strike a balance between her damaged complexion and her conquered young man Alaskn Is still a rather neglected region But wait until a few centuries hence It becomes the center of the continents coal supply Two policemen and a soldier ex changed 30 shots nt Kansas City with out hurting anybody Is western marksmanship a myth Oysters are reported to be un usually fat this year Evidently their feeding grounds were not much dam aged owing to the drought AMERICAN TOWNTWO HUNDRE AND FIFTY YEARS OCb Massachusetts Ranks Place as Oi of the Chief Points of Historic Interest In the New Eng land State A professional swindler of lawyers has hecn caught ana not a single of the profession has volunteered to build him a case of craziness In Denver a divorced woman mil lionaire married a detective set upon her track by her former husband De tectlve work Is full of hazards There is ID Ohio a man who has written 21000 words on a postcard Now let him round out his useful ca reer By trying to swim the English channel President Diazhas been Invited to serve anothertem as niter of Mexico How IhekingB and sultans andiczan and1shahsof the effete east musl envy him Two hundred and fifty years Is long time In American history Tew communities outside the immedlat seaboard of the earliest colonies ca boast so great an age The towns I New England 250 years old may a moat he counted offhand and New England is richest in old towns of an of the early colonies not exceptin Virginia These thoughts present themselve to the traveler whp visits Hadley I central Massachusetts which nex yearwill celebrate the two hundre and fiftieth anniversary of its found datlpn The history of Hadley reflects al the conditions of earlycolonial life the best traditions of the making o the commonwealth and a degree o roAiicefound In few town hlstorie In New England Krom Hadley has gone out some o the best Wood of the country to peo pie and give strength to other com munities Descendants of the settler of Hadley numbering many thou sands are found tn all parts of th land strong in their American Una age and proud of the history of the lit tie village In the valley of the Corfi nectlcut that gave birth and character to their ancestors In many genera tions The visitor to Hadley looks about for landmarks of the old time without at first finding them No houses stand at an earlier dale than 1VI3 The Eleaier Porter house built In that year by a greatgrandson of Samuel Porter a first settler still stands in a fair state of repair oa the east side of the wide street Some of the orig inal hewn timbers of the house of Samuel are Incorporated in its frame Its front door with curious orriamen tallon of a hlehboy scroll over it at once arrests the attention of the pass er The door Itself Is also of curious pattern The south room on the right of the hall still has its original wainscot to toe celling and a great fireplace now unfortunately bricked up This apart mentwas at one time used as a court room A Jew paces forther north is n larger house built by a member of the same family and somewhat more modern Here for many yoursup to Quarter century ago Miss Charlotte Sorter had a boarding school tori girls i A Tfay the oldest house Is theS sltefcbf aether ancient iiraf of CotEllsha Porter in whtci Gen Burgoyne was entertained when sick and dejected he reachedthe Con necticut on his way to Boston from Saratoga So kind was his treatment at th hands of a former enemy that on leav ing he unbuckled the handsome pres entation sword tad dered at Saratoga and had received back and presented it to his host This sword Is now ownel by Sam CHASES COACH GIFT TO NATION Vtnerabl Vehlclo In Which Unodn Is Well Preserved Washington An of bygone days is soon to bjreiented to Uncle Sam for exhlbitloflnoke of the Washington IsMhq oldfashioned coach which was used by Salmon P Chase back In the fifties For 24 years the vehicle has occu pled anInconspicuous place iatha salesrooms of Charles O Youngs car riage house Now Mr Young says ha proposes to presentthe carriage to the government free of any cost an exhibit In the National museum The venerable coach was probably constructed about 60 years ago It If Grubstake Copyright by BfcorUtery Pub Co uel Smith and Miss Lucy Smith de cendants of Col Porter and is kept n their house Another interesting old house in ladley la the Hen Smith tavern so ailed on the old post road between Boston and Albany at this point nown as the Bay road It stands at the corner of thU road and Eaststreet Here In the stage coaching days of he eighteenth and early nineteenth ehturles the coaches drew up for re reshment to man and beast That thehbuse afforded means for uch refreshment Is without question t has about 20 rooms including ouble parlors ten bedrooms and cross the south end in the second tory a dance hall This room Is now sed by the Allen family which has ecu pled the house about twenty ears as a storage plsce The house as not been used as a tavern tor ore than sixty years It is one of test preserved of the oldtime hos Iries in New England There are two other houses in Had y now used as private residences he Crane and the Reynolds places In iilch the ancient dance hall reminder f a social life departed is still pre rved The moral seems when travelors visit Yellowstone parkthe should carry no more partlc ulariybf tlie yellow variety than arc absolutely neodecU The falling off In attendance at med leal colleges leads some to fear thai we will have a shortage of doctors The undertakers are expressing nc alarm as yet however In two recent instances a bull hai attacked a locomotive and tn each case sot the worst of it although the last emotion of the bull may have been that of satisfaction SAVING WILD NEW JERSEY HAS SET ASIDE RESERVATION Feathered Songsters to Have Place I Which They Will Be Absolutely Immune from Their Human Enemies New Jersey isto have a bird rese vation for the remnant of her wil birds which have been almost ex tlrpated by the pot and plume nun errand the heedless spoksman write r A man has been arrested In Phlla dolphia for swindling several lawyers hence It may be necessary to revls the old saying concerning the shrewd ness of n Philadelphia lawyer A tiny Maltese cat has completed r trip from Holland Mich to San Fran clBCO a distance of 2500 miles In a drawer of a bureau wrapped insack Ing and shipped by Blow freight When freight hands opened the bureau draw er the cat jumped out When traveling by train from Oroyj to Lima In Peru the passengers wer held up at Galera 15000 feet n th mountains by a fully anned band wbc took some of the travelers as hostages Fifteen soldiers who were in the were disarmed four being wounded and one shot In cold blood because hi would not hand over his rifle to tin miscreants The Ola Geezers club has bee organized at Plttsbnrg Only old men can belong to It and the purpose ol Its members li to vote for old men no matter what ticket they may be run Ding on It Is expected that branches of the organization will bo rapidly es tablished throughout the country and Itmay be that old age shall yet respected in this proud land There Is money In the byproducts ol the national mints as well as In other Industries The San Francisco mini about to have a new carpet placed In the adjusting room the second notget the old carpel which has been In service ten The carpet Is literally lined with gold dust and will he burned to precious melal which Is expected to panout to1 the amount of ol I50XM That remarks the Chicago RecordHerald Is better than thefoM do M W Mount in the New York Trib lino T TI une The Rue Holmes league as It In commonly called has raised suf ficient money topurchas a large tract of marsh land In NewJersey and no are uaJer way JooWnu to Its acquisition by the league simul taneously the Audunbn society Is ar ranglne for tha purchase of an island In the Connecticut river for the same purpose The work of the league is being carrlad on by Mrs G K Holmes of Summit N J as a memorial for her son a young naturalist who be gan this labor of Jove and whose name members of the league con ferred upon the association The by means of lectures ind leaflets and the Individual influ ence of Jig members Is teaching heed less flower lovers big and little not to gather the last fair blossom upon a stem nor take to classrooms more than a slnglespecfmeri of each Bower The unselfish person who enjoys a blossom and leaves it to cast its seed for richer flowering In tie future best loves the wild blossoms anrt his fel low man ThStaslc ofsaving the birds and Bowers of our land for a future gen eration to enjoy Is being largely In trusted to theenergies of the com ing generation More than 1000 of the l60fl members of the Ja Rue Holmes league are children who with adult members make up tho 25 league chap ters between Morrlstown and Orange Young as Is this organization legisla tors have found It powerful In formu lating and backing measures for the protection of birds in which work the efforts of the Audubon society alone were Insufficient in NewJersey All ducks snipe and game and many song birds are scarce In New Jersey and were they not soon to be shel tered in a home of their own many of them would cease to be known In their accustomed haunts Dlrifs and nnl mais quickly learn to know where they are undisturbed and show little fear of man within the bounds of their reservations A Heartless Wretch It Is our first dinner together dar ling and I have Invited our old friend Dr Safelejgh to dine wllh ua The young wife was Quite satlBflod The doctor came In time was exccl ent company and the various rllshen al prepared by the bride apparently appreciated It was not until the physician had gone that the wife grew thoughtful Thomas she suddenly broke out why among all our friends did you nvlte but one man and that man a doctor to dine with us today Ob Thomas Thomas to Ihlnk that you were afraid to eat your first meal of my cooking without having a doctor at your very Magazine ChllM to Presented to th Government still in good state of preservation for in those olden times vehicles and other things were constructed solidly and to withstand the ravage of titae like the fabled parsons onelass Bhay In 1882 the old coach was to bfl the handsomest equipage In Washing ton It transported through tho streets the reigning society queen of that time the daughter of Salmon P Chase or as Mrs Kale Chase Sprague The vehicle Is Quaint and bulky and sadly put of date But it bears many traces of departed elegance A well worn footboard In Its rear was for the liveried footmen In their huff and green suits They held on by two thick strap handles The front box Beat for the driver ia draped like that of a hearec of today TheInterior of the coach is lined with heavy lilac satin which is likewise well preserved The carriage has a seating capacity for six people Chase when secretary of tie treas tiry in 3SS1 rode in the coach back and forth from his office Many dis tinguished men of that time on oc caslons rode with him It is related that no less a personage than Abra ham Lincoln who had an aversion to carriages roda with Chase in the old coach more than once It hag much the appearance of ancient colonial coaches and has a In the rear for trunks and other luggage The coatof arms of Rlole Island was emblazoned on the1 doors hr order of Mrs Kate Chase Sprague In honor of her husbands state The design Is still bright and well preserved The doors haveinslde ivory handles with silver handles on the outsldo and algo silver arle caps Mr Youngsfather sot the coach In exchange fora more modern vehicle from Mrs Kate Chase Spragua after herdivorce from Sprague when she had name of Chase The carriage is hung with steel springs and bears other marks of the antebellum days Its value now Is a a relic greatly Impressed with tho of the old mans character Tojthem it an old jtorynpnca both torni andpatheticbutnow grownistale from frequent reading Ever since the founding of Sauter1 Old Joe had figured in the hlstofy of the little mountain settlement a first aRloneerpwaer of the first stamp mill and afterward through the Sharp vicissitudes of a miners life hi had slipped down tohis present poiltlon of the forlorn but everhopeful fo tune seeker his solepossessions a ankj mule a rifle and a meager prosp atlng oulflt With this stock In trad i he was wont to set out on his expedftlons through Slsklyou conhty often tavet ins safar south as Redding am sometimes waning out two or three dollar aweek Ingold on the Ranks of the Sacramentp where It rashes through the narrow mountain cannons As It happened this year Old Job Cunnlll had varied his usual protram by remaining allwinter and well into tho summer In Saugers and it wai not one morning in July that he and his mule were seen In marching order slowly making their way the country road toward the south Three men sitting on the veranda of the Shasta house were discussing a new raining boom worth a An echoing whistle from far down the canyonat last brought silence and the crowd i made way foroil recep Hon committeeto step dose to the track a warning screechvfrom the engine and a clanging of the bell swept aroundg bled bridge ana itopiiedpnB Impatiently fireath to descend J en jtsjjr All shoubsi the conductor aig aiding the v AB Jo gathen mo men turn slowly in the uperade runthflre was spUled from the second day ot of assorted Tilzssjwhloh piled Up In a heap clridefy path beside els track thenroseV one by one S one Sad meekly the step ot Joseph The train crept1 ojit of BiBitlaround the curve huf augersaidnoiknow It The braes band wassllent and the reception committee stood stoak still and stared stupidly The committee r at last regained Its presence of mind and stepped up to OJd Joe but Ssu gers guest of honor was timidly ma NEW GOVERNOR OF MAINE Bert M Fernald Is Wealthy Farmer and Canner Portland M Fernald who has been elected governor of Maine Showing the Juvenile Mind The following definitions were culled rom the examination papers of iraptls n London schools An plrit Is a dirty devil Poetry Is vhen every line berlni with a cjpltal ettor The principal part of the ye Is the pupil tSe moat and the earn Bacteria Is kind of chair or Lava IE stuff they put n your face at tho ulls Magazine A Possible Explanation you know thai eorgo Washington never never od lie Sinful jiirmamma didnt are hoy much cake and Jam ha took nd ha wasnt fraidto tell ork Weeklv cient prospector in the highest heaven An hour later the bewildered old pack mule with the pleasant recollec king for the trail behind the station knee Ul whlch the short cu to a thud on rhUSfl hl3 Cta1r Saac stopped him a thud on the floor Joe old felloWi ym to Say boys Ive got an idea thatll us the cold shoulder are you What us some fun and set up the an you In such a hurry for her shell tell yo he stammered pointing behindhim The gaze of the crowd was transferred to the aggregation of females which pre sented a shrinking front to the pub lic eye The oldest of about 46 sum mers unkempt and forlorneyed gath ered youngest aged two to her Breast grouped around her the re mainingseven ranging from18 rdbwn and cast her eyes oa the groana in frightened confusion The old miner braced himself and turned bravely toward thecrowd Well yo see Mr Pendleton hesaid keeping his eye on tho mildfaced storekeeper it waa somethln like this I was prbspect smile went the rounds of the th at nl ght the mule died an I yras poggin along kinder lonesome an I come the creek a Voman and eight kldavwlut their husband andfataerhad died a week before and shed been dpfn odd Jobs round the dlgglns and was clean beat out an lonelyllke Well when I come along she jest cried she was so1 glad to sec me cause I looked like her olddad an the children called me grandpap rgbln to pull up make tracks for tha poor farm So I sez Come along wjfh me to the narsons i the onle Vhat peflSles his gqsiieltalk through the mlnln country sez I because there dldnt seem to be nothln else to do seoins how she didnt have lector AnI thought mehhe ys wouldnt be terrible put out gentle men If I rest of themoney to come hack to Satiger8 an set up Mely an the children The crowd was very quiet Hut what about your pile Joe asked Spandling after a moment She Jest Cried She Was So Glad to Ste Me lion of a hearty meal and the amaz ing reality of three brilliant twenty dollar gold pieces clanking their shin ing sides against each other in his pocket The grubstake was kept a secret be tween the three partners of Old Joe who amused themselves by mysterious allusions to a wonderfully rich new syndicate but no amount of argument could persuade them to reveal more than this ntmor that the mill owner the storekeeper ana the hotel man had had a quiet tip on a big thing and he town was prepared for the announcement that the syndi cate had bought out the place or thnt monster improvements were to be In troduced at Saugers Eut they totally unprepared for tho announce ment which burst upon the little town toward the last of October The postmaster received word from his hrotherlnIow Charley iiftison who farmed between Shasta and lied ding that old Joe Cunnlll had struck pay dirt The portion of the let ter concerning Joes fortunes ran as follows Elf Dtece of nows for SausorV Spread t around Old Joe liaa nrncTo strike a lost HC In It this tlrae C n t t got another fcllcra claim wnlt for asany hut the thing chcnp porli ay l Bay l Bert M Fernald Is a wealthy farmer and proprietor ol a large cannery Ho has a farm ol 300 acres at South Poland that Is one of the flnest n he east and lives on Jt because he prefers It to a city home B6rnon a farm he has lived on one alljhls life MrPernald is 50 years old His education from books meager because at the age of 13 he became a bread winner but his con tact with men and affairs ins made him well Informed and polished Ha has served In thelegislature and two years ago sought the Republican nomi nation lor governor but was defeated A number of cases of zinc on hoard menofwar have bekii founi to be due to the zinc slabs fitted It the ships filter tanks row Forgot to aay Joe leaves on rain Tlmruajmorning M tours CHARLEY The news upread like wre through Saucers and In leg than an hour after letter was read every body knew the story of the threo dou ble eagles ami their sequel The three men who had grubstaked the success ful miner were the most surprised of A reception committee was ap pointed to welcome the lufcky ralner On Thursday morning Saugws rose and decorated the buildings on MAin i street with garlands of spruce and fir and cotton flags left OVOr from thelut Fourth of July celebration an hour before train time the platform of the little railway station was crowded wllh expectant Sauger ItM All tha jokes of the past six were revived to while away iv wuua j the long moment before the train due but no ke was a potent to A trtng B laugh a tha idaa of ToNlght How much and where did you make Uie strike Strike repealedJoe In bewilder ment I didnt make none this time less Melys the strike A groan ran through the multitude disappointment was pictured on a hundredfaces some looked fairly men acingIt was not often that Saugers bestirred itself as It had for this oc casion which had ended so absurdly They would be a hull for the ridicule of thewhole county Suddenly the hotel man stepped up to the woman and spoke to her in a low tone Then he faced the crowd Boys youre scarln the poor crlt turs to death with tho tender feelln for Charley Mason glarin out of yonr eyes The reception committee will bo responsible for the drawln up of a testimonial to that gentleman yon leave thatto us But were apack of fools just tho same not to see this Is he biggest Joke in California bigger than the Barneses strike M Old Joe didnt bring back nine time more than we expected then Im crazy Whoever heard of a claim panned out such nuggets as here pointing to the eight young women I find he continued that this estimable lady Mr Joseph Cun nlll Is a past master at the wash tub What do you say to setting her up In The Grubstake Laundry aid re questing that heathen clothesdestroy er Chin to seek another sheen range Saugers gave a iusty roar Clark had touched a vulnerable spot Every man who wore a collar clutched at ragged edge with hand and threw his hat In the aJr with The bus wa filled with Saugers guests on IIa way to town and the ported band was hot waited It wat not equal to the Wedding March hut Old Jot and bis wife and progeny rode In state to upper at   

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