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LeMars Sentinel (Newspaper) - November 18, 1890, Lemars, Iowa , >Kl.M&'/>'k\'. '. -______ � 1 V#)l?ix,N0.92. LEMARS, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOYEMBEE 18, 1890. ISSUED SEMI-WEEKLY. $2.00 PER YEAR ! J. H. WINCHEL :' : (Successor to WILSON & McLAIN,)' REAL ESTATE LOANS aod COLLECTIONS GALLANT LIFE SAVERS. Low Intbrest for money on real estate. Money Paid Ovkh us soon as papers iire made out. No Intebkst Doe until end of year. Rral IC8TATB bought and sold. MONBT TO Loan on iNSTAMiMKNT PLAN on city property. BottROWEiis WILL SAVK MoNKY by dealing With me. Office over Dlehl's Drug Store, LeMars, Iowa, 38* HOYT & GOUDIE, -^Proprtetornor-- The Richards House LIVERY, - FEED, and Sale Stable CoBTeyance to any part o( the ooanlry furn-iikad on short notice. Terms reasoBable. Oar teams are good roadsters and onr Tohicles new and neat. 'Bos and baggage wagon mn in oonneotion with the Union Hotel. FaHsengers and baggage taken to any part of the city. Telephone No. 23. HOYT & GOUDIE. Bain & Ketch am LUMBER WAGONS, MARSEILLES AND ADAMS, Mud andPoier Sbellers and Feed Hills, Star, Champion nnd Adams Wind Mills. Hand, ftnd Underground Force Pump, BRASS CYLINDER PUMP. All goods Warrunied. BAILEY & CO. Gun [laerling's old utand ALWAYS ON TIME." 'Tbre is no lina so handsomely egaippod for ' hTDiih PusseDKer Bervico as "The North West. rnLtae"-C.. St. P., U. & O. B'j. ' I All well posted travelers between . . THE Twin cities and Chicngo take this line-partioo larly favoring the "Vostibnle LimitBd," which oairies theHnest sleeping oars and coaobee ever built, and also all clusaes ut pussnngers, witliont extra (ares. On the Lake Sop'^nor portion of the line^ between Minneapulis, St. I'sul and Dulath, and St. t'iioland Ashlund, i'ollnian sleepers are an on night trains and parlor cbi-b on day trains NORTH-WESTERN iiraattbronghtrainsnre.ulso mn between Miuuo-^ �pbUaVBt.tPaul and Kansas City, via Uionx City, :i with .PoUman'sleepers ilie entire dlstanoei St -^faultoOmaha, Kansas City, bait Lake, San Fran � .v^oiacoandPortland.-: Dining aar8;;Bi'e ran on aU 'Qthrongb' trains over this line between Hinneapo-SlliVBt. Fwiland Cbicagc; : Besides being the best ig^-'^^'i";''.LINE" iLtheseipriaoiiial cities,..the ChioosoiSc '*'"Mis- Jlorthwi Chloago, 8t.-Panl, MinneapoMi go i NorthwMtern, and Fremoi ?f,rUiriS'nW Qen'l Pass. Aijt. St. PaiflV Minn traritory lei'llniou! Plymouth Cbiw|y3yyil^Sag mi mi Movement And Mflt^iN,, Spring- AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM THE PEN OF WALTER WELLMAN. The Fresont Is � Season of Anxiety at the tteadquartera-of the Life Savins ])epaTtmont(Bt'1Vas^inEton-Some Sto-� Ties of hiarluo HorolRin. [Special Correspondenco.] i WASHiNQxbN, Nov. 18.-This is the season ot anxiety in one of the most admirable of all the many branches of the government., At the heudquarterH of the life saving service in the treasury department Superintendent EimbuU is daily in receipt of news of stown, wreck, disaster and gallant rescue. November has brought its usual accompaniment of high winds and wild waters, and the 1,500 brave officers and men em- . A HUNDKED MILES TO THE RESCUE. ployed at the 225 life saving stations are on the alert for opportunities to distinguish themselves in their hazardous caUing. Volumes could bo written about the heroic achievements of the United States life saving service. The history of this service is one of the bravest and noblest of deeds of skill and danng combined, of patience, fidelity and humanity. In a single year these 1,000 men, who are stationed at points of dangerall along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and throughout the lake region, have dealt with 500 disasteiB of all sorts, saved six millions or seven millions of dollars of property in jeopardy, and, what is more important, have saved thousands of human lives. I want to tell a few stories that will illustrate tho service rendered by these men, but I scarcely know where to start. Superintendent. Kimball and his assistants tell so many tales of ,the heroism of their men, in whom .they hama^pardonT able pride, that one feels like miting books instead. of columna about them. One of tho most picturesque accounts of rescue is that given of the manner in which a life saving crew traveled 110 miles by special train in a blinding snow storm and saved the lives of twenty-four sailors. Early iu the morning of Nov. 17,1886, ono of the worst northeasters that ever swept over Lake Superior set -m with a bewildering storm of snow and sleet, mounting to a gale, which scoui-ged the waters into appalling turbulence. The tempest continued for more than three days.. At Marquette in tho morning of the 18th the attention of men about the harbor was concentra'ted upon a quarter, six miles to the eastward, where two spectral shapes were appearing and then vanishing in the storm. Soon a party of men put a yawl boat upon a wagon and started off on a voydge of discoveiy. It was as they had surmised. They found upon anival that two vessels, one a? large steam barge, tho Robert Wallace, and the other her consort, the schooneiv David 'Wallace, were stranded. The heavy seas were breaking over both vessels, and the men on board were in constant expectation of their crafts going to pieces under the blows of the monstrous waves. - : The suffering and pei-il of the sailors had gone home to:-,every heart, and the citizens engaged in a series of almost frantic efforts to save ,them. They mannedtheyawriand-put'out through the terrible surf with a rope in tow, held by their comrades on shore. QuicK ly they were thrown upon the beach by the angry waters. Undaunted, they made another effort, and still another, but with, like results. A tug was sent; for, but it was unable to get hear enough to ,the wrecks to be of any: service, i near by; and^'solhe^'^sent for the old gua 'and'ma;^e4the,jeffort;�:^At�the first fire 'the;iino-ffellJfa5^tM^>at%rpiily a UtUe, way,from "tne- shore.'.^fThen so luavjr a� cbuige^firas pat ~ in that the gun was bonttintorathioaBaqd fragments; wqnderWthatia'large nnmberrof menf wero not laUedi^lfors byithis;; time a'%reat$ crowd had'assemble*on the beach,,and|; .the gun exploded in,thie midst of a,dei>8^< jthrong, ' 1 ' ' sf^e multitude onithe beach ;Were^now;ii in'd^pair,,,^They had concluded tliatf nw^frqgiinvAVJ'mY.THK.WBEOK li^^lluni; coiild bo done It wim temble ' ^alize tfiat night was siltbni? o'er � scone, and that bnt a phort di-tan^ , MetQ two doi(en human beii^' but, for AiLcor nw t boon returned''tflniheir homes wth for comfort and to sei-ve as signals to the imperiled men that efforts were still being made for their rescue." Amid the general despair it had occurred to one man-Capt. Frink, of the tng Gilloite- that a last resort lay in involdng the aid of the nearest life saving crov/. He had indeed telegraphed some hours before to Keeper Albert Ocha, of the Ship Canal station.' Tho message reached theIceeper at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. He and .his men ut once sprang to work. In an hour they had the lifeboat, the Lyle gun and other apparatus loaded upon the deck of. the tug which had brought them the message from Houghton. The tug then steamed aiway to Houghton, where a special train, composed of ,two flat cars and a passenger coach, was waiting fQv.them. As soon as possible the lifeboat and the other apparatus were loaded on the cars, there being plenty of willing hands to lend assistance, and at a quarter of 8 o'clock the train started on . its journey through the snow and ice. A description of what followed, written by Capt. O'Connor, now dead, is ^yorth quoting: Tho noblest descriptive powera would find a fltting subject in tlie eplb .iouraey of the lite savers. ' Tho mind cfttolies In advance its salient features. The incessant rush of the locomotive into the iilgbt and the gale, the muflled roor nnd rattle, the huge rolls of sniolco v.ollej-lnK from tlie funnel and torn and tossed by the wind, and within the car tho figures of tlie crew, lolling and nog hgent, with a senso of the perilous adventure to which they wore speeding plain upon tlieir composed features. Dosplto.the load of snow upon tlie rails a part of the journey was traveled nt the rate of nearly li mile a ininute! The whole dtstanceof 110 miles was' travciuU, including ncc-e.ssary stoppages, in less than four hours. Ix)ng befoi-o midnight the surging and cheering crpivd ntMnrqiiette saw something white, shapelesSj a rolling mountoin otsnow and ice, come snorting and cianghig Into the station. It was the deiivei--. Ing train nearly burled, hi a white mantle. Wagons wero In waiting to take tiiQ lifeboat to the scene of the wreck. At 1. o'clock in the moniing the life saving' crew were greeted with tremendoiiB cheers as they drew up to the bonfires on the shore. The Lyle' prun was immediately.placed In' position and a llae fired across the steiim barge amidships, but it appears the men on board could not ventiire of t to make use of it, as the waves were sweeping over the vessel. So the keeper concluded to resort to the lifeboat ItwosSo'clock'in thoinbrniilg when the launch was made. There were two reefs to cross and tlie surf was terrible. By the time the first reef had been crossed the boat had shipped three seas, the rudder had been nearly displaced.and return to the "shorn for repairs was unavoidable. Another' lino wn.4 fired over the wreck, but the sollors neio unable to get it. -Bo the iireboat was again' launched. Tills time the pull was long, hard and despprnto. Severn! seos were shipped, but the reefs were'finally cleared and the craft came alongside the wreck. The lifeboat was a weird spectacle. Tho sea9 had frozen on her so that she seemed a shell of ice. So heavy was she with ice that tho keeper concluded it pi'udent to est. Let the lai^ented Capt. O'Connor tell a part of therstory: Meanwhile a crowd^had assumbled on tho coast hlllsnctr the wi'ccl<.�..A flro had beou builb and, to cheer the marlucn^- and to prevent their yielding to despair, the iilen hiid pieces of driftn-ood so as to form In hugCi'mde letters, block against tlie white background of the bluff, the woitls "lifeboat coming." Eager signals from tho sailors announced that they, could read this gigaiitio telegram. To return! to the rescuers and their Journey. The only ^^vallable route was an ohi FASHIONS PfF THE DAY. WHAT IS LATEST IN THE LINE OF DRESS FOR LADIES. .BATTLING WrrH THE ICE. ^ .; take hut nine men; .These: were sofcly.landed; and Immediately: another, journey was:, made.' �Again nnd again the boat was flooded and driven astern. On the second reef she was nearly: thrown end over end; Tlio rudder was so nearly' dastroyed that she liad to bo managed almost; entirely by the oai's.:Her valiant: orew were incessantly drenched with Icy water,, which froze upon their clothing as fast as it struck and thickened: the mail with which thoy were sheathed..: liiittlio men wero !lndomitablo, nnd shortly after efaunsethey had brought the last man ashore. :: The Ufosavei's returned home that morning, leaving behind them a remembrance of their: powers and achievement. To havo come rushing behind their locomotive through the night: and tempest so many snowy leagues to tho rescue of a group of (I.'spairmg sailors, and then, with hearts:grcatt^r than danger, to,have gone out again ands npnin through the dreadful hreak stationed in Michigan traveled some' seventy miles, a part of the way by tug, ' a part by special train, and : the remain- v der by: the hardest kind of rowing through ii sn-eam that was filledvwith ice, and arrived at the scene of disaster, in time, to rescue a dozen freezing mariners. Once it seemed impossible for a keeper to" get his hfeboat and crew to the'.neighborhood of sa^wreoki-'"On ac-, couiit ofSwind and current he couldsnot; launch into the open sea, and the road 'along the b^iach was so 'burdened with Ice, driftwood and< mountains of snow that'it was impbs'sible to use tho wagon. 'But the keeper~fonnd!'a' way out "bfithe difficulty.' Tho lifelwat was lannchect: in shoal wat^r,* just'outsidp thecoast' of ice, an'd with'the aid'ofV'teamof strong ihorse8,�and'by dint^of pulling and push-i ing by the indomitable iisrew, wading in ;w�ter and 6lush,'the scene o^ the wreck, 'w;�S'reached.tat last m& a~numl)er of lives 5^^': TliouLari. ilsfuhnMn^btati in^asfleiuii nolef /V t� A gall mt > nun � manVod|^J hl8lbOI|L,u^ It as if his uunt?life#dW^f; mqtlpd'^iou it Thui bcifuu a Mruggle 'api^|Mgc^|B^yf|iine^onrthe retuni| ' ��^!^^8Si}�^edj,rth^^he| HOPE FOB The SHU'WHECKBD MARINERS, trail through th3 wopdij rarely traveled, and now overgrown with underbriish and rendered almost Impassable by fallen ttees. But the horse, now nearly exhausted, and the moh, pushing and pulling, struggled on alonti winding 'ravines and up steep, soggy sand hills.; Fhially help arrived In thealiaiw of fresh'horacs.and more men, and the expedition at last reiichM the top of the coast hills, within sightpf tije wreck. But here an unexpected and. apparently unsurmountable obstacle was encountered'., Between the liilltop'and the beach was a belt of woods 08 yet iinpierceS^'byi road 6r vehicle, and In which lay fallen trees half burled in brush and dense undergrowth. 'The obstacJo seemed to to-splre all, present wlth,.h sudden electric energy, and gave occasion for.'.a striking and admirable scene.-. In'on Instant,-and as if. by simultaneous impulse, all hands, citizebsahdcrew, flung themselves upon the wood irlth axes and handspikes and a work began which resembled a,combou The wood seemed tumblhig asunder, and itsrap-idly opening depths were alive with rude figures in eycrjr variety of .action. In some places men Vere showering blows with axes upon standing timber. In others they wero- prying and lifting ttsidegreat fallen trees with all their brnuches, .shouting in chorus. Groups h�re and there with frantic activity were uprooting and rending away masses of brush and iuhdergrowth. Sometimes ten men would fling themselves In moss upon a young tree or sapling, pull. It down and tear It away hi on Instant. In an .incredibly short time a way through the wood was cleared, olid the mortor cart was dragged down to the beach. The Journey of ten miles or more had been made in: two hours. ',� What followed can be quickly told. All afternoon the crew and th^ir volim-teer assistaiits worked. A tine was finally shot across the 'wreck anfl secured by the sailors. Trip after trijj) was made by the life:car,;and man iiftei-i.man brought : ashore... At each tiipatiie crowd expected: to see the woman's forin lifted out of the car. But it did not appear, ,ancl as sailor after sailor came iishoro they replied in response to inquiries that the woman would bebroughton thenest trip. Just at dark the last two men came ashore, but the woman was not with them. The crowd set up a mui-mur. It was angiy that the vrom an should be thus left to pensh. Under other circumstances it might have mobbed the men. who had deserted her. These two sailors who � came last from � the wreck declared the woman was dead. Their comrades who hiid earlier reached theshoro coiToborated their statement. Seventeen days afterward the woman's body was. recovered-In all ijrobability. she was alive when left there, fifty feet above the water, unconscious in the crosstrees. Many of the life savers lose their own lives in attempting to rescue others Many times a year duty calls the brave men to take their lives in their hands. Ten or eleven years ago a sloop stranded on the shores of Cape Cod. Capt. Da-vid Atkins and his crew went to the rescue in the surt boat, and succeeded m taldng off several, of the sailors. On the next trip the lifeboat was alongside the sloop, when the' boom of the latter craft, which was dipping in and out of the sea asthe breakers rolled her from side to., side, caught the � captain's, boat antl turned it bottom side up. Keeper Atkins and two of his men were drowned. - Some time before this Capt. Atkins had made an effort to rescue the sailors on board a stranded ship, but finally abandoned the attempt on account of the wildness of the. sea.:; Then a volunteer squad of sailors and fishermen manned a yawl and went out and brought all the sailors ashore. Keeper Some Gotvng That Are Tailor Made and Somo That Aro Home Mado-'WIiut Is the Proper Thing in Mourning Gnrb. Other Matter. [Special Correspondence.] New YonK, Nov. ID.-Like the Marchioness, I like to "make believe" sometimes. Orange peel and water make delicious lemonade if you only tliink so, and by turning and twisting and making over, old gowns can be made into seemingly royal raiment if you only "make believe" hard enough. But it is rather monotonous. You may deceive your friends, but never yourself. Now, here is an illustration of this theory : Here is a young lady serenely unconscious of herself and happy in her perfect TAILOR MADE-HOME MADE. tailor made gown of gi-ay serge,'with iS dai'hty little bands of embroidery up the front, 'with its pretty cape 'with the double ro'ws of silken balls and its all in all 'finish, with the hat to match. Her clothes do not trouble her, for she knows they are flawless. The other dear little bit of a body has. thriftily washed and made over her drab camel's hair skirt and added a pretty trimming of braiding, and she has taken the train and best part of a wine colored velvet and made of it the overdress and trimmed it with a ,thrae-inoh band of fur. It makes a haridsoiie-and s^li�h. goTfro, but she ' wonife-over it .^d.looks longingly at .the tailor made'.'un. But, dear me! when women cease;,to, be womenj the laillounium will be riglit upon us i and no one prepared for it. "The tailor made gowns are more fashionable than, ever, even quite! young children wearing them; tha,t is, girls of 13 and 14. Tliey are made of homespun in pepper-and-salt mixture with flecked and snowflake surface. There is another fabric much liked tor children and young ladies called Herrison broche, which is really ti brocaded stripe. Cheviots are-worn in every conceivjible variety, the shepherd and fine checks being tavontes for tho young. Tweeds are the tavonte matenalsfor the tailor made suits in different weijjh ts, B ut tho clan plaids are more liked than any of the above named goods for general wear. There is one rough niatensil known as drap St. Petersburg, coarse and hareh but warm and thick, and in several designs, mostly large, indefinite coarse designs, with .one spot in each plaid that looks as if darned in contrasting colors. This makes undeniably stylish costumes, and requires next to no trimming. Mourning goods. vary little, the silk warp Henrietta being de rigueur for first moifming, with crape bands. A widow's gown is made princesso, buttoning up the whole front, with bands down the front and around the bottom of the sldrt, which is made to train slightly in the back.: The Sleeves are covered 'with crape. The bonnet has a Mary Stuart point in front. There is a new silk nun's veiling which hangs in exquisite folds, and is light and devoid of that unpleasant crape smell. A dress tor'ayoung lady in mourning for a,parent has a waist, trimmed quite plainly, and with crape sleeves. The skirt has' apron drapery, with three plain, horizontal bands across the bot- . L|FE^SATEBS LOBBsTOEm LIVES.. .Atkins was^so muoh chagrined by this, and ,by'the critici^. which' followed, �th^t|>J^^ded%-�ii|ft5h^^^^^^ '"eithiVsa^e aU^t%^l�/imperile^'ito^ district or leave'his.own bodj it the ocean. He kep<; his wprdv "i f-^i^t.^-^l'f ,^.Tl%e . '^JLnaao 0, Wpbsterj^Pj^pt^y, Jjffnesjndj , by raisers, and?,havqjy4t^ and well-bn tge care1b^^owIsr^f.Thettwo ladiunuuiid iii. bepuiuiug to be rLiu,; IUQ� ^ topics rrt' terfly bows of the crape', �'^'^^^.piettygown for homewasiiiigray fcat^iosere an^^l^^e^^^ like a she^t, anid^'then brought' across just over the bust and around up again until a point csgno'forward, plait^ and fastened ^to vth^ front with hool^, fQnn-: ing'thusB^slioitfder strap. The fi)llnees and length twasWght up Just baokiol the hips, and theTiack feU loose m'a sort Wihfsi^fS ihu ''Tiiiri Itself'f6> um'.^aisiil caiui. fatteaiij. OuvsIIakplu. SPRING BROS. MAY UE POUND A8 USUAL, RIGHT AT THE FRONT WITH A FULL LINE OP THE "WOllLD'S BEST" ' Gold Coin, Base Barners and Elmhnrst Surface; B-iarnin.g' Stoves, With other approved lines for Fall and Winter trade, ;with everything in . COOKING STOVES, Kitchen Ftimiture and Every Kind of HARDWARE that you'ever desire. They. have also Plain and Choice Of Every description to whicn they invite the citizens of LeMars and those of neighborinfj towns, who wish to huy, before niHkii.g their purchases, assuring them that they will not be undersold by any one-quality of goods being considered. 1 o s CD '.cy: CD Oi � m The Original Sandwich Sheller. The Best Force-Feed Sheller made. The Sandwich has many imitators, but is by far the leader. It runs lighteKt, does the best work and lasts longiest. It stands the severest tests. Don't buy until you have examined the SANDWICH at t PEW BROS.. LeMars, Iowa. A. W. PARTRIDGE, StJCOEBSOB TO TOWS END BROS., ---DKALEIl IN- Lumber, Sash, D()or�, Blinds^ Xime, stucco, Cement, Sair. Hard and Soft Coal, Stohe aud Bkiok. : Having purchased the lumber and coal business of Townsend BroSi.at Leldars;. I would respectfully ask tor further continuance ofyour patronage at the old stand and will strive by fair and square dealing to merit the same. A. W. PARTRIDG-E Commercial Saviiigs Bank, Leeds, Iowa. AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, $250*00. PAID-IN GABITAL, |25,000 OP-PIOBRSf SS^--;;::;;-': C. BEVAN OLDFIELD, President. . i'-. HENRT',REINHABT, Vice-President. - 'J . S. H. MOORE,-Cashier. . A large and �eU
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