Postville Post in Postville, Iowa
5 Oct 1882

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5 Oct 1882

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Postville Post (Newspaper) - October 5, 1882, Postville, Iowa My i us Mumi Wotel in Cess. Or a mall com Rio snit to to that he Luul lots of riches. Bow much old Man sold i. Said he two f Farthings in my by cohos a Silver for Nanco in my puts. And one French bit of then added Tav Tonius of his nurse twos Given me by Nanny. A Lucky sixpence father too he paused As Thoush to Mesuro Willi those Brave eyes what i should do of hearing of such treasure. With those crave eyes to looked at Rue Krc he resigned ills Parley a it was As As a 11, 0 or plainer perhaps to Charlie that weighty matters were our Cue we Iii not to sift and try pm and father Charlie said arc you As Rich a Man As i am and i replied the while i drow my Arm a round his shoulder Charlie i m not so Rich As you Lse Causo i m Ages our continent. Mrs. Wilkin s duty. Sho always tried to do it Sho said but like the Kitchen work of poor housekeepers it was never done up. Tim insisted that there was More than belonged to Odo family aunt Liz Bott took in n Pood Deal for other folks and Oneo to shyly chalked a sign upon the front door duty done but then Tim had arrived at a Peculiar age when n had no rights and is needed to run on errands and it is probably that duty his aunts not his own interfered with his Comfort even More than that of older people in truth mrs. Wilkin s duty was not n convenient article to have about the lion e. It was a bristling aggressive affair always springing in unexpected by like one. Of the dogs so unaccountably petted in some households for their sole virtue of being always in the Way. Moving Forward one runs Tho creature and it growls moving backward one Steps upon its Tail and it snarls. It lies on the Back Piazza to to carefully stepped Over in Tho Day time and disastrously stumbled Over in the night and haunts the front Steps to bark at every visitor coming in and howl at every member of the family going out. Mrs. Wilkin kept no dog but her duty sniffed an Opportunity and pounced out of its hiding place who there came a timid Little Knock at the dining room door in the Early morning and its answering revealed a Small quiet faced Brown Robed figure face and dress both past the freshness of their youth carrying a Basket. " Good morning mrs. come in questioned mrs. Wilkin with Only half an invitation in her voice. The acceptance was a half one like Wiso. Tho Little Brown woman stopped in certainly and poised Hor Solf on Tho outer Edge of a chair near Tho door. I called to see if you did t want to buy some knitted articles or to engage some work of that sort in a gentle depreciating voice. Well i Don to interposed mrs. Wilkin very positively. I do All that kind of work i did t know. Many ladies Haven t time and i m glad to do i Siv Proso so but i consider it my a duty to do ail i can myself and set other folks the example whether they follow it or not said mrs. Wilkin with a slight gesture like emptying her hands of responsibility. If i was again to give out work at All it would be some hard jobs that it would be a help to be rid of not the pick and Choice Little Ensy things that i could rest and not work but then i Ain t so particular As some and so i do All kinds a faint flush crossed Tho visitor s thin face. She was not quite sure that she had been called indolent and advised to go to work and earn an honest living the words Only had an uncomfortable Souad so her lips kept their timid gentle smile though they trembled u Little. Sho held first one hand a its thin Cotton Glove and then Wie other to the fire moved uneasily glanced Down at her feet with a dim thought that if they had always chosen the smoothest path it had yet keen rough enough to Wear out her shoos much faster than Sho could replace them and then she Rose to go. " was t you rather hard of her Liz Jeth asked or. Wilkin with a regretful glance toward the door As it closed. Mrs. Wilkin returned to her seat at the breakfast table and surveyed Hira Over the shining tin Coffee pot. Haid on her i Only told her what icis and if that pricks her conscience a and makes her uncomfortable it s not any fault. But Yon need t to Rev she 3ust said Good mornings Sweet As a Ever. She s one of the weak kind that can t be starred up and Haven t spunk enough to say their souls Are their own. I wonder what such folks Are Good for they la never make the world any better that s sure. They liven t to put Down any evil if it was right under their noses they d Only stand and smile. The very sight of one of pm provokes me it my duty to speak out when i see things Goin but then everybody Ain t alike Liz Beth interposed or. Wilkin. Need t Tell me that ifs Plain enough snapped mrs. Wilkin. Jet look at this neighbourhood peaceable orderly place two years ago Rand now there s a Mill started and All sorts of vagabonds brought Here to work in it. If i d had my Way they would t have come annoy they re Here somebody ought to keep o Sharp watch on pm. But that s the trouble there s so Many mid easy folks that want to sit still an Ilo tie Kittin work of life Tufit there s Preo ions few left to take any care of the Good of i Don t see As Tho Mill folks Havo done any mischief yet Liz of course you Don t see and nobody else sees but i know there s something Goin on who Tho lower part of Tho Mill that old empty storeroom Back where it can t to seen from Tho Street is lighted up two or three nights every week said mrs. Wilkin triumphantly. I be watched Tho twinkle through Tho shutters tight As they re shut and seen folks slipping in through the door too. It s time it was looked after and i la do my duty if nobody Elso does. There May be a gang of thieves or counterfeiters starting for All we a suppressed Giggle made Tim suddenly cough and put Down his Coffee cup. Timothy exclaimed his aunt severely if you can t drink Coffee without doing it so fast that you choke yourself you la Havo to go without it. I la do my Best to bring you up right whatever Conios of bringing Tim up in the Way he should go was one of mrs. Wilkin s Strong Points. To was the son of her Niece and Belinda had married Iti opposition to her aunt s advice. Mr3. Wilkin had protested and thou washed her hands of Tho whole matter. But when the poor Man was in inconsiderate As to die and leave Belinda with half a dozen children just when she needed his help mrs. Wilkin s opinion of his general slackness was verified. The family was poor of course. She did t believe in sending in Many things self dependence was a Blessing but she offered to take Tim. Having the boy to raise makes me More careful of Tho morals of the whole place she said returning to her original subject and As to there being no thieves round Here i be thought for some time that the hens went pretty fast from Tho Don to now Liz Beth i i m sure no one s stole any said or. Wilkin with a startled uneasy look. You you could t Havo counted the roosters and everything Don t count but i can miss pm for All affirmed mrs. Wilkin decidedly. I know there s More than we use or that Sho was silting ref Ono by the fire when Tim who had made his homeward route sufficiently circuitous to include a Call on his Mother returned. To sat Down near her twisted his lingers uneasily and mrs. Wilkin guessed what was coming. There s been an Evenou school Start she slipped behind some cd Here. Aunt Liz understand responded mrs. Anyhow ifs no difference. I would to Liz Beth there s plenty Yon see More Titan we want advised or. Wilkin urgently but rather incoherently. Then to caught up his hat and darted for the barn. Mrs. Wilkin looked after him with pitying disapproval. When you Havo More than you want yourself leave it hand for somebody to steal Well that s a new con and ment i do declare she said. Not so dreadful new neither aunt Jiz both interposed Tim stoutly. Cause the Bible folks were always told to to sure and leave some of their Harvest so the poor could come and got it. I read it myself Only it was t called stealing then and was to be left handier than All shut up in Timothy began mrs. Wilkin. But Tim suddenly remembered that the chickens were waiting for their breakfast and chose to interpret the exclamation As an admonition in that direction. Yes in. I m going to feed pm right away he observed seizing a Basket of Corn and darting through the door by which his Uncle had departed. In truth it was not altogether easy to Mold Tim into the desired shape there was too much individuality about him. Encasing him in mrs. Wilkin s code of manners was putting too Large a boy into too Small a jacket he was always bursting out at the elbows or tearing off the buttons. Mrs. Wilkin sighed at this new evidence of the now number of tilings in the world that needed attention but England never expected every Man to do his duty More strongly than mrs. Wilkin expected to Here. That evening the mysterious lights appeared again in the store room of the Mill. She could plainly see them for just beyond her own Back Gate an open Field sloped directly and steeply Down to the building. The Road afforded a Public and More circuitous Mode of reaching it but from the Hilltop the suspicious store room was directly in Range. Mrs. Wilkin determined to take a More thorough observation than the Kitchen window allowed and throwing a shawl Over her head she picked her Way carefully Down the icy step3 and crossed the Yard to the Gate. The Snow Lay White and glistening in the Moonlight and standing in the sheltering Shadow of a Post she watched the door below. But before she discovered any one entering there Sho heard sounds in another direction Steps in the Yai d behind her. What if she should prove beyond All doubt that her fowls were stolen and detect the thief with that Quick thought she turned her head cautiously. Yes some one tried the Hennery door and entered. Breathlessly mrs. Wilkin waited until the figure reappeared and passed along in the Shade of the House and then As it emerged into the Clear Moonlight she leaned eagerly Forward to catch a full sight of it it was easily recognized or. Wilkin beyond All question stealing from his own Hen Erythe revelation wan astounding. In her astonishment mrs. Wilkin i cautiously loosened her hold on the Gate Post took a step Forward and her feet slipped upon the treacherous group d. She sat Down violently and in an was speeding rain Day Down the Hill to Ward her original Point of investigation. For once the path of duty was smooth a before her entirely too smooth and icy. She could not Check or guide her Progress her feet struck with Force against the mysterious door pushed it open and she Slid into a Hall. Thieves gamblers or whatever they wore she must not to discovered by them flashed through mrs. Wilkin s mind More an instinct of self preservation than a thought and springing to her feet boxes piled near her. Tho noise attracted attention and in a moment the i store room door was opened Aud a boy i looked out. J guess ifs Only the door blew open i Don t catch Good he retorted. Lock it then James and bring in Tho key said a Voi a from within and to a mrs. Wilkin s consternation the order was obeyed and Sho was a prisoner. Tho boy left the outer door slightly ajar As lie re entered. A gleam of Light Silione into tie Viall and there Wero sounds from the room beyond a scratching of pens and a woman s voice it sounded wonderfully like that of the Little knitting woman directing and encouraging. Well done Susan now Don t to disheartened will. Of course while you work in the Mill and can study Only at night you can t get along just is some do who can go to school All Day but what you learn May be of More Uso to you. We care most for the things that Cost us there wore a few simple mathematical problems and then a Reading Aud Tho words spelled out with difficulty by some were Bible words. Charity suffer eth Long and is kind Vaun Teth not itself scene sch not her own believe the All things Horeth All it was easily understood. Mrs. Wilkin loaned Forward a Little and could pee into the room. Fifteen or Twenty boys and girls from the Mill gathered into a night school. Then those wonderful words read so slowly and emphatically seemed to suddenly assume a new and deeper meaning than mrs. Wilkin had Ever thought of their possessing some things show so much More clearly in the dark than in the Light. As the timid Little woman who would have been frightened at her own voice in any other audience As Large explained in her simple gentle Way the passage read it occurred to the listener outside that some one was keeping a Sharp watch on these Mill people after All and that this might be a bettor Way of doing it than would be practice by any police Force. It was a very informal school. One girl had brought her Best dress that the teacher might show her How to mend a rent in it and another was trying to knit a pah of mittens for her brother. Every Winter has its thaws. Mrs. Wilkin had a heart Down under All the crust of opinions that she had christened duty she became interested despite her uncomfortable situation. The position was unpleasant. She did not like playing eaves Dropper to this innocent gathering but there seemed no help for it. She could not escape through the locked door and boldly revealing herself and explaining her absurd suspicions and the remarkable Way in which she came there was More than even her thoughts could endure. So she kept her Pace hoping that when the pupils were dismissed she might slip out among them unnoticed. But when the lesson hour ended they departed slowly by twos and threes the. Open door flinging a flood of Light Cut into the Hall. At last Only one lingered and mrs. Wilkin listened intently As she caught his voice. Now Tim said the Little knitting woman i like to have you come you know that and i la help you All i can but you really must Tell your aunt about it Well you see i Don t know what Shell say began Tim i resolutely. But that should t hinder you from doing your Don t know about that said Tim still doubtfully. You see aunt Liz Beth s get a awful mount of duty of her own and it s such a partic Lar kind that other folks con t get much Chance to do theirs Only when hers is a Nap pin. Why Uncle bub gives my Mother lots of eggs and chickens but he just bps pm off and Dou t " Well if you Don t know what is right for you i do know what is right for me said the Little teacher with a quiet laugh and i can t let you come again until you Tell your aunt How you s end your mrs. Wilkin nodded a vigorous approval but it was evident that Tim departed in a state of dissatisfaction there was a sound of a Crutch tapping on the floor and mrs. Wilkin remembered that a Little lame brother had sometimes gone about with the knitting woman. They two were left alone in the room and went around shaking out Tho fire and putting up books and papers. Only 10 cents a week for each one that s so Little said the Boyish tones Musingly. Be but it in t to very much that i can teach them answered the Little woman humbly. And then it is All Uliey can afford to pay poor tilings. And you know we began More for their Sake than our own though we do need Money. Courage though Johnny it All counts and you shall have your overcoat pretty soon now. Beside this is work that both ways in what we give As Well As what we a if she could Only pass that open door mrs. Wilkin was growing benumbed by standing so Long in the cold. Finally the lights were extinguished and the two came out. Just Thon fortunately Johnny remembered that they had left a Book behind them and As the unconscious jailers turned Back the prisoner seized her Opportunity Aud escaped. So i Wilkin coolly Why i thought began Tim with wide open eyes of Surprise and then cheeked himself with Tho sudden reflection that it might not be Wise to recall the conversation of the morning. I d like to go to it that is i have been once or twice to said. Fact is aunt Lix both when we lived Down the River before you took me there was t any school for me to go to and so i m behind other Fellers. Miss Kelly she makes Rit Motic so Plain and helps me with writing and so you might do worse said mrs. Wilkin briefly. Go if you want to. Only one thing Timothy Stone i won t have any 10-cent business about it honest is honest Aud it s Worth More n 10 cents a week to teach you anything Tim forgot to be astonished at his aunt s knowledge and overlooked the reflection upon himself in the pleasure of expressing a desire that he had cherished secretly but hopelessly. She would t take any More pay cause she d want to Seive All like but of aunt Liz Beth if i just could give her and Johnnie something Nice for Christmas Humph i la think about it answered mrs. Wilkin disapprovingly. Liz Beth began or. Wilkin nervously the next morning. I would t say nothing to anybody about thieves or watching them Mill folks if i was i Don t mean to replied his wife with an Odd pucker about her lips. Well i am glad of it--1 really said or. Wilkin in a tone of great Relief. I Don t think anybody sole anything and somehow it seems to me As if our duty now a Days is a Good Deal like it was when them israelite took Jericho Only Marchu against the bit of Wall that s right in front of us and let in our neighbor take care of what s in front of him. It sort of seems that Way. Liz mrs. Wilkin did not answer but she took her revenge that evening when or. Wilkin was going out. I Euben she said quietly if you see any thieves round our Hen House just Tell pm there s a Ham hanging near the door that i put there on purpose. It s natural Belinda d like a change of meat As Well As other in. Hamilton in sunday afternoon. Children s logic. When one comes to consider How Early n Little child learns the sex rat mean bugs of prepositions for instance How Seldom they misunderstand the relations expressed by Tho very words that we find it Dilli cult to define accurately it is indeed a cause for wonder. To ii is not a Mere Parrot Liko repetition of a lesson As any one who a i. Ever to Ely observed a child learning to spool knows. There is in the process an exercise of severe Loric that puts to so to the Smitie if ots of our . Children for example show a disposition to compare adjectives and adverbs As Uell As to conjugate verbs vog Vilary. Before a child ways i am gooder than i was Mamma he has observed the Ordinary form of the comparative he has generalized his observation and applied his generalization to a new word. This May be done unconsciously it almost certainly is so done but Tho result in either ease is reached after the manner of a rational being by process of pure reasoning and not through Mere Parrot like imitation. And this reasoning is the work of a mind in the earliest stages of its development perhaps by u baby not two years old. Indeed the Jumble that children make of their talk is often the result of an attempt to throw reason overboard and to conform to the idiot isms of the English language. The effect is sometimes too much for them and they struggle along in the pro fondest absurdities. One of my own children when she was under three years of age was taken to the photographers. She heard us say on looking at the negative that she had moved and piped up Mamma if you want me to sit a Little More Stiller i will try a Little More harder but i did try next to the too often the logical faculty in children is smothered to death they Are born with latent reasoning Powers that follow the observing Powers naturally in the course of development if they Are not destroyed. Too often the whole training of the Nursery and the school is directed toward eliminating the reasoning Powers and making of children Mere monkeys or Mere parrots. They ought of course to be set right when wrong but such an evidence of the exercise of reason As i have just been speaking of in the regular conjugation of verbs or comparison of adjectives should neither be treated As the cunning ways of the baby and encouraged nor As the ignorance of the older child and unconditionally reproved. Do not crush out the Little tender Bud of rational thought which is. Just Rushing its Way into the air and Light either in port or in contempt. Do not to on hand to Force it beyond its natural growth just let the logical faculty develop in its own time and in the natural Way watching it guiding it clipping it where it needs but cherishing it As the Quality which separates your child on the intellectual Side from the Century. Neuralgia sciatica Lumbago backache soreness of the Chest gout Quincy sore Throat swellings and sprains Burns and scalds general bodily pains tooth ear and headache frosted feet and ears and All other pains and aches. No preparation on Earth equals St. Yacotis or a a Safe sure by Itolo and cheap external remedy a trial entails hut Tho comparatively trifling outlay of 50 cents and every Ono buffering with Puin can Buve cheap and positive proof of Ita in eleven language Al. Bold by All Dato gifts and bealee3 in Medicine a. Dogs Xor & co., Baltimore. Hid. V. S. A a i the if jew hops malt not Ferizi tinted the great and blood purifier. 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