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Blackfoot News (Newspaper) - October 10, 1896, Blackfoot, IdahoHis Little lass. Wow l Down on the seventh Street pavement in the old Quarter of Washington old Samuel in his shabby shop Ruit and tilted Back chair was a second hand clothes dealer. High up in the sixth Story he was the father of a Little lass whom he loved better than he loved the Silver Coin the old clothes daily brought him. For her Sake he drove hard bargains and hoarded away his Coin. For her Sake he built a thick partition Wall in that High sixth Story and shut away from his Motherless child All the sights and sounds of seventh Street. He made a Home room for her up there and crowded it with luxury. But Ever in the midst of All this Beauty stood a lace draped bed watched and guarded by a Low voiced nurse and on it Lay the Small slight form and Lovely face of Samuel a Little la is a fall in Early infancy had injured her in such a Way that she had never walked. A famous physician said she could be cured if her father would consent to a Long separation and some terribly critical surgery. Old Samuel s dread was greater than his Hope and his child was very dear to him. He had not consented. He had kept his lass in that High sixth Story and through his tender care life a Best and fairest things had come to her. Through the whole Long Day she did not see her father but when in the evening stillness she heard the Clear slow strokes of a 0 of clock Bell she knew one half hour More would bring him to her. And when he came clothed Riu fair Linen and finest cloth All hard harsh manners left downstairs and Only gentle looks and Loving words for her she never dreamed they lived in one of the foulest filthiest quarters of Washington nor that her father who looked like her pictures of the patriarchs was a second rate secondhand clothes dealer. She believed his business called him each Day far Down in the great Rich capital. She thought of him As one of those wealthy persons she read about whose Gold had Given Aid to governments to Kings to princes to presi dents. She was very proud and All her imaginings were of Noble and lofty things. She had never guessed of the Dingy shop the shabby Slop suit the dirty pavement and the Pawn bookings. 2. The Days went on and each one added Coin to Samuel a Hoard and comforts and luxuries manifold to the life of his Little lass. Until suddenly unexpectedly there came a terrible change. A fire broke out in the crowded Block where the Dingy tenements stood so close together. Nobody knows just when or where it started. It was a Noonday conflagration and fierce flames of forked yellow Light were mingled with the Glare of August Sunshine. The throb of engines and the shouts of firemen sounded out Over Walls of women made homeless and imprecations of men mad with Peim when the lire broke out old Samuel was away. That morning he had locked his shop and had gone to attend an auction Sale where the contents of a wardrobe As Well As household effects were to be disposed of. He returned soon after mid Day to find his Block ablaze. The door of his shop a had been broken Down. Firemen and floods of water were pouring in smoke and flames were Rushing out. With desperate Bounds the old Man fought his Way through the wild crowd lie staggered up Steep flights of stairs until stifled burned and nearly blinded he reached the High sixth Story. To Adah lying on her lace draped bed shut away by that carefully built partition from the sounds of seventh Street to Adah talking quietly to her Low voiced nurse there stumbled in a wild eyed smoke Grimes listless coat Dess Man who grasped her almost fiercely in his arms and signing to the Murse to follow began a perilous descent of stairways whose dark corridors were lighted up by flames. The fire was feasting on the Rotten Woodwork its Blaze was making merry Over the Foulness found in bricks and mortar. It was the strength of despair that nerved old Samuel As he fought with blinding smoke and Glare for the life of his Little lass. Down swaying stairways Over falling floors until at last he stood within the Little shop where for years he had bought and sold old faded garments and boarded away Silver Coin. Only yesterday he had carried a heavy bag of Silver to the Bank and bad brought Back a heavy Roll of Bills. The Bills a were under the counter now locked away with Many other Rolls in a Stout Square wooden Box. That Box was Samuel a Only Bank he himself his Only trusted Barker. The Hoard beneath the counter represented All his earnings and his savings since the year his wife died. Should lie leave his Hoard for the flames to devour should he let Fate cheat him out of his future there had been a dream in his old heart of a Day when he and Bis child should sail away to the fair land of the Orient where among a people of her mothers gentle race and manners his Adah should live out her life and he begin to live his own More nobly. Should that Golden dream of happiness end in a reality of absolute penniless Ness he measured with Quick glances the distance to the doorway. There was time to leap the counter to seize the Box to gain the outer air. Except for the precious Burden lying helpless in his arms except for his Adah who bad uttered neither cry nor questioning since he staggered to her lace draped bed Tore ser roughly from it his arms were full of his Little lass they a could hold no other treasure. Yet it was for her for her he would save both his child and his currency almost like a Tad Man lie cleared the space Between him and the doorway. Close followed by the nurse her a fled out to the crowded Street. And there on the dirty seventh Street pavement from which All her life she had been shift away Bis Little lass was left by him. Amid All the out turned filth and wretchedness of the tenements in the Noonday Shine Oto an August Sun with deafening noise and dire confusion everywhere about her old Samuel left his Little lass while be for her a Ike went Back again into the Blaz ing burning building. Heedless of warning shouts fiercely beating off restraining hands lie hurried on and a. T Iii. Trust hastily into the arms of her faithful nurse Adah lifted her great dark eyes up to the Well kown face. With a heart beat of sympathy for the wondering horror she saw within their Depths and with a throb of pain for revelation she knew had come at last the woman clasped her charge More tenderly and leaned with her against one of the piles of broken furniture which stitched along the whole Block. She did not speak she Only Bent Down Over the girls fair face and kissed her Long and lovingly. A to Miriam speak a cried Adah. A speak and Tell me what it Means. Who Are these dirty wretched people and who was that Horried wild looking Man who brought me Down the stairs it could of Miriam it could not have been my a a the word a a father struggled on her Tongue and died on her Sweet lips. A harsh voice sounded in her ear and a mocking laugh rang shrilly out above the wails of women the cries of frightened children the roaring of flames. A withered Crone half dressed unkempt repulsive was peering Down at Adah. A by All the holy prophets a she sneered a but Here a a sight Worth having the fire for so this is Rachel a girl that none of us have seen or heard about since Rachel died. And now Here a the Bady Down on the seventh Street pavement burned out like the were softly singing Sweet old gospel hymns. Each Sabbath afternoon they came up to the Hospital to sing in the corridors to the patients and Many an aching Bead was soothed and Many a restless sufferer grew quiet As the Sweet Young voices floated in with the Sweet old words of the hymns. The Man Lay still and listened. They were singing something with the refrain a a then she a axed her tear stained face rest of us. Its a Fine child indeed that can to recognize its own father. She done to even know his shop when she sees it. Maybe nobody a Ever told her that he Sells old a movement in the surging human mass that stretched along the Street bore the old woman on with it her mocking laugh still sounding out shrilly. Five minutes from the time he left them on the pavement the old Man was staggering out again from the midst of blazing falling timbers. Singed scorched and bleeding the wooden Box clasped safely in his arme. He made his Way to where they stood. He almost threw the Box at Adah a feet. Then worn and exhausted though he was he reached out his arms for her lovingly. She stretched Forth her hands the Little White hands which through her fathers love had been folded All her life in luxury she stretched Forth her hands and Laid them against his breast and pushed him from her with All her feeble strength. A go away a she cried. A go away forever i hate you i hate and despise you All my life you have lied to me. You have made me believe in lies. I would rather have died Back there in the fire than know what i know and again she pushed against him with her Little hands. The thrust of her hands against his breast was Light. The thrust of her words upon his heart was heavy a to Beulah land Sweet Beulah land As he listened it All came Back to him All the memory of his lifetime. He could see that one Short year of Bliss with Rachel he could see those other years when he had toiled for Rachel s child. He remembered his Golden dream of happiness he wondered vaguely who was keeping the wooden Box where the Price of his happiness Lay. He thought of the fire and of his fight with the flames he thought of his Adah out on seventh Street. And then he Felt again the thrust of two Light hands upon his Breastofid-1 two Light hands against his breast and the thrust of heavy words against his heart. The doctors making to Weir afternoon rounds found him free from fever and rational. They spoke cheery words of encouragement and left him to the nurses. He Lay quite still and patient. He asked no questions of any one. He remembered nothing that had followed the thrust of those two White hands. He did not know that the falling door of Liis own shop had nearly crushed out his life he did not know he had lain Many weeks in the Hospital. Something about him Felt like a weight. He did not know that his whole right Side was paralysed and that although a partial recovery was now assured to him he would never walk again. He did not know that while he had been unconscious or raving in wild delirium the critical operation he had been dreading for his child had been performed suedes fully that tended by her faithful nurse the surgeons instruments had done their famous work and now in that very Hospital his Adah was fast learning to walk. He knew none of these things and lie asked no questions. It seemed to him that nothing Worth knowing about could follow the thrust of those Little White hands. The singing in the corridor had ceased. He Lay quite still and what bed the glints of september sunlight As they glanced in through the shaded window. Something brighter than the Sun glints was coming into the room. Something sweeter than singing was stealing to his bedside. A Low wheeled Clair rolled by a woman a fair Young girl with outstretched arms and pleading face. They had told her to be very Calm but she fell upon his neck and wept there a Long while. Then she raised her tear stained face on to Lay it close beside his on the Pillow. A my fatties my father a she sobbed. A i love you with All my heart. I never used to know you in these other Days. I know you now and i love you. See father a can really walk. I am growing stronger every Day and it is my turn now to take care of you All your the White hands that had thrust him away from her were reached out to him pleadingly. He took them in his own and kissed them then Laid them As Balm on his sore heart. Many More weeks followed before the doctors pronounced old Samuel As Well As he would Ever be. Many More weeks followed before Adah s cure was Complete. But there came a Day when a ship sailed out of a Small sunlit Harbor and steered straight for a. Far Western Shore. On the deck sat a f White haired Man who looked like a j picture of the patriarchs. By his Side stood a Beautiful dark eyed Young girl whose every movement told of love and tender care for the old Man. A gentle faced woman was in the background. They were sailing to the East. The wealth of the wooden Box was theirs to command. A Mutual love he rushed out to the crowded Street. Heavy. He staggered Back he stumbled he fell just where with a fearful crash there fell at the same instant the doorposts and Lintel of the Dingy shop in which through weary years he had toiled and hoarded for the Sake of his Little lass. In. It was Many weeks later when out of unconsciousness and out of delirium i he came Back once More to life and reason. He was lying on a snowy cot in a Ward of the Garfield Hospital. It was a september Sabbath afternoon. The Long room was Cool and dim and quiet. Outside in the corridor some Yonng girls from a Down town Church mathematical calculations show that an Iron ship weighs 27 Pec cent less than a wooden one and will carry 115 tons of cargo foe every 100 tons carried by a wooden Chip of the same dimensions and both loaded to the same draught of water. It is pleasant to record an instance of a Little Soldier who passed through the most Active scenes of the War and emerged from it even More of a boy in spirit than when be entered. Indeed legally and almost literally he was an infant Fuore baby than boy when he enlisted. He was certainly still a child when he was mustered out. In the summer of 1862 a certain Lieut. Elwood came with a mule team and three or four soldiers recruiting for the army into the Little country town of port William in Clinton county Ohio. A Bright Little boy by the name of Gilbert Vanzandt a native of the place volunteered to drum for him at the a a soldiers meeting a held in the old Brick school House and at its close the lieutenant tossed him a fifty cent piece the first Money the boy had Ever earned. He was then Token Over the country by capt. Hicks to drum for recruits and imagining that a soldiers life was a continual succession of such pleasant duties he enlisted aug. 6, 1802, with company a seventy ninth Ohio volunteers As its drummer at that time he was ten years seven months and sixteen Days old the Date of his birth being dec. 20, 1851. The enlistment of the Little Fel which knew no concealment and dreaded no disclosures was theirs to make them even Richer. Out of a Small Harbor Over summer seas they sailed to the fair land of the Orient the Sunrise land where there should Dawn a new and nobler life for Samuel s Little inquirer. A Little Gib when he enlisted. Low was not after All such a cruel thing As might be supposed. His recruiting service bad served As an easy transition to army life. His school teacher enlisted at the same time and was soon promoted to the captaincy of the company. In addition with a Little Gib a As he was called marched about Twenty Young men of the neighbourhood True Fricis his ideals of manhood whose departure if he had been left behind in. The Little depopulated Ohio Village would have rendered him More genuinely homesick than he Ever was among the familiar faces in the army. Then too he was engaged in what Ems to him the most delightful task in the world and one at which he or. An adept drumming. He drummed in the n Simental band As Well As in the Field i id so became the pet and Pride of the entire regiment. Bravo and modest. At Nashville tenn., the colonel had a Short Small sword especially made for him and the entire regiment followed the gift with the present of a handsome drum and shield. While Here the first of the accompanying pictures were taken Gilbert being at the time a month or so past the age of eleven. Young As he was there was no better or More faithful Soldier in Sherman a army. Indeed it was his extreme youth that added to his natural disposition tended to keep him quiet and modest in Demeanour while his love for his work rendered him attentive to his duties. His comrades looked out for him and saw that his willingness did not result in his injury. When after the Battle of Resaca the duties of his position became too arduous on account of the heavy marches he was detailed to act As a dispatch carriers at division Headquarters under Gen. Ward. In this capacity he served Gib when mustered out of service. Through All the Battles of the famous a March to the at Milledgeville ga., some of the soldiers captured a Pony which the general decided should be turned Over to a Little being thus mounted he subsequently acted As one of the general a orderlies and proved to be one of the most valuable aides at Headquarters. As one of his comrades says a by reason of being so Young he did not possess the discretion of older leads consequently in carrying a dispatch he usually took the most direct route regardless of the at the a Muster out in Washington june 1805. When the second of the pictures was taken Gilbert being at the time thirteen years and six months of age he was As genuine a boy As when he had enlisted three years before. Just As no Money in the world could have tempted him to part with Lieut. Elwood a half Dollar so the Pony Whdeh had been assigned to him by his general and was dearer to him than the Coin or his sword and drum and shield. Inasmuch As it had been More Friend Anil companion than pos session ranked in his Estima Tion a do re the honors that men generally esteem of the greatest value. He knew As a Good Soldier that the Pony having been confiscated was Uncle same a property and so with a boys directness went straight to Headquarters to gain his hearts desire its Possession As his own. He called on president Johnson and requested permission to take it Home. The president asked him which lie would prefer to have the Pony or receive a commission As an of finer. A Little Gib a childlike replied a Flease sir i want my so the president gave orders that it should be his and receive free transportation with him to his Home in Ohio where to round out the Story in the proper manner a they lived happily together until its death in 1872.�?philadelphia inquirer. Compressed air to the front. An a Power its advantages Are very rapidly being recognized. Compressed air As a Power is coming to the front so rapidly that electricians regard it As a dangerous rival. The men who make the machinery for compressing storing transmitting and supplying air have made wonderful improvements within the last few years and to Day they succeed in retaining fully 90 per cent of the initial Energy. Ten years ago a compressed air Drill that was Able to utilize 50 per cent of the Power which compressed the air was regarded As a first class tool but drills Are working to Day which develop 90 per cent of the a prime Power. Two years ago in this column the value and advantages of compressed air As a Power were Given at length since then the clean Safe flexible elastic and responsive Power Lias developed so largely that it has become Poji ular and runs Street cars and locomotives raises sunken vessels and does Many other useful things. It paints buildings and steers ships. It shears sheep and dusts carpets. It mines Coal Iron and precious metals and lifts water out of Wells. It carves Stone and cleans castings. It mixes chemicals and explosives and runs clocks. It Lias thrown out belts and shafting in Many machine shops and it operates sewing machines in private houses. It carries mail and operates Block signals. It acts As a refrigerator and propels fish torpedoes and it does a thousand and one other things As Well. Just at present compressed air motors for Street cars Are exciting considerable attention and it is predicted by mechanical engineers that within a few years compressed air will displace trolley cars on Many Street car roads. The compressed air men Are so confident that their favorite Power will take the place of electricity in Many things that they Are talking of using the current from the Niagara Falls electric Plant to operate compressors at Distant Points and using the compressed air for work at the place of consumption claiming that by this double arrangement More Power can be developed. It is claimed that the greatest future of compressed air lies in its application to traction purposes. In Rome x. Y., the Hardie system of compressed air Street Cara is in record. What to do with hard Roli a esp. A Man sent his daughter to buy four eggs. She bought them and he put them in a sauce pan to boil saying to his wife a just look at those eggs will you and take them out when they Are he went away and came Back in half an hour. Finding the eggs still boiling he cooly took them off put them cold water dried them and said to his daughter a take those eggs Back and say you wanted ducks eggs and if they have no ducks eggs bring the Money a wonderful phenomenon. The Man who should pass through life without experiencing twinge of indigestion might be fitly regarded As a wonderful phenomenon. A a doubt if such a privileged mortal has Ever existed. If so we have never seen him. But thousands Are known to de daily relieved of dyspepsia by Hostet terms stomach bitters the popular remedy for that truly National complaint As Well a for fever and ague debility constipation rheumatism and kidney troubles. What a broken Chain did. A broken bicycle Chain stopped the j operation of an entire Street railway system in Chicago recently the Chain parted and fell from a wheel with one end in the Slot of an underground trolley line one end of the Chain touched the trolley wire and the other remained outside forming a Short circuit. All the cars suddenly refused to work. The trouble was finally discovered by a track Walker who saw a Blue flame where the Chain and track were crossed. When the Chain was removed the operation of the cars was . Two bottles of Piso s cure for consumption cured me of a bad lung . A Nichols Princeton ind. March 26, 1895. A census experience. In the recent census of the county of London the occupier of a tenement handed Back a Blank paper to the collector with a confused statement that it did not apply to her. A and where do you live then a asked the befuddled enumerator after a Long struggle to disentangle witness. A where do i live we a we Ere should i live but in my own a ome a a Well where is your Home a a this is my a ome of course it a but you just now said that you did not sleep Here last a no More did l i never slept a minute All night Long and my husband �?T11 Tell a a the words. Halls Catarrh cure is a constitutional cure. Price 75c. Many of the horse shoes used in Australia Are made of cowhide. Man is name of Honor for a . An extra Clair do in pity a name try to have an extra chair or two on your Piazza. Here is where you expect to entertain your friends for the next three months if you Are in town and yet you count noses and let it go at that. There Are just seats enough and no More for the family. If a visitor appears everybody jumps and everybody offers a seat. Then the youngest members or some unfortunate Man of the family attempt the roosting process. He tries the porch railing the top of the Steps or anywhere to save getting an extra chair. If the Small boy or girl is out in the cold he or she balances on the arts of a porch Rocker until its occupant is about driven frantic. Have a Wash Bench when you can to afford anything better. It is Fine when cushioned if stationed in a Corner where it will be Given a Back. The cheapest contrivance is better than the general Stampede that is bound to occur when Piazza chairs Are limited a Stampede that suggests instant flight to the inquirer. Your nerves upon Rich red blood and you will not be nervous. Blood is made Rich and pure by hoods Sarsaparilla the one True blood purifier. All druggists. A hoods pills Are always reliable. 25centa. Why pay the same Price for the inferior Quot just As Good Quot when you can get a naked Savages on Llie wheel. The naked Savages of the South Pacific islands Are to taste the delights of cycling. Oscar porn Are Prince of the Island of Bora Bora one of the largest of the society group having been educated in Europe and Learned to Cycle himself is returning with a dozen machines which he tends to introduce among the aristocracy of Bora Bora to a whom he will set the fashion As a wheelman. Here is an idea for the enterprising British trader. If the Nigger will not buy our Cotton goods and blankets As much As before and looks askance upon Mir offers of cheap bibles and hymn books perhaps he will buy our machines. If the subject races of Mankind were once bitten with the cycling craze what tons upon tons of Ivory and shipload of Oil and fiber might be obtained in Exchange for a few pneumatics it is perhaps unnecessary to say that Prince Pomar is not taking English machines out with him. His wheels Are of the american James budget v Bias velveteen skirt binding by asking and insisting ? if your dealer will not Supply you we will samples showing labels and materials mailed free. Homo dressmaking made easy Quot a new 72 Page Book by miss Emma m. Hooper of the ladies Home journal tells in Plain words to make dresses a ome without previous training mailed for 25c. S. H. Amp m. Co., p. O. Box dts it n. A City. Educational. College 711 term sept l Board for three hours a work. A catalogue and specimens ire 11 the University of notre Dame. Notre Dame Indiana. Full Sourati in Clit Tom letter science Lew Cit ii a sulial and Eter heal Knyal Neering. Thorolf b prep trate 7 and commercial course. Rooms free to All students who have completed the studies required for arnts her. Inte the Junior or senior year of any of in collegial course a limited dumber of candidates Lor the ecclesiastical state will be received at special rates. Al Idward a Hall for boys order is years in unique in completeness of gets equip cuts. The 105th term will open september 6th, 1106. Calato7�r� sent free on Opp cation to to it ret. A. Morrissly c. S. Praia sat i0tuk a he i n o. South West i the Best fruit Section in the West. No Droutas. A failure of crops never known. Mild climate. Productive Soll abundance of Good pure water. For maps and circulars giving full description of the Rich Mineral fruit and agricultural lands in South West Missouri write to John m. Purdy manager of the Missouri land and live Stock company Neosho Newton co., Missouri. Different now. Hodges too bad that you have to work nights in addition to the Long hours that you put in during the Day. Pien soul of i done to have to work nights. I get through at 5 of clock every Day. Hodges Why your wife told my wife that you had to work until 11 or 12 of clock every night. Henson yes but you know my wife is away from Home now a Cleveland Leader. Steady we Pat Cash weekly and want men everywhere to sell Tad if to acc millions test a _ Olanle in co de proven a a to i f a absolutely Best. Quot Superb outfits 1/1/ if k a new by item. Stark Brothers m m a m. Leu Isiaha ho., Rock foot 111. Pensions patents claims. John w. ,d,t late principal examiner a a. S. Petilon Burean. 3 yrs. In last War 15 adjudicating Laimi atty. Cine. P tanks the tilts Wood or steel any Ilze All shapes at lowest prices. Price list free. Address e. Kretchmer red Oak la. R eco probity a and would you die for me a the fair Young thing asked. A Well a the cruel Man replied As he fondled the Golden braid that was hanging Down her Back a i suppose it would be Only doing the fair thing since you seem to have bleached for whereupon a solemn stillness eur Enlil jul to line a lot Itti i it habit cared. Est in 171. Thousands cured. Cheapest and Best cure. Free trial state Case a. Marsh Quincy Mich lin0sey 0maha rubbers w. N. Us omaha�?35�?1896 when writing to advertisers kindly mention this paper

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