The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 11, 1891 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 11, 1891
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'If }h *TN*KS, ALOONA, T(N$A» WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1891. SBTABLISHED 1866. T/ '*t*-'' r"^f eKi secure oiv"' ,thc grrat U»nrs vrculil c-oaio ' ii I JMI - 1 - inul the d.u •1 'inf.. to the urlle c'f i*r* work* to bo yj'oken, nml wliPftt to f orrowfnt Ip.irs to Iw wlp'tl awny; Un,-9,n( O;tU<>. fill* nit sponge, nuncios of the frnin at last .... despair into which bo Springing to his feet ho hi* mother haro already ™fo their comfortable home at tha he is busy at work in tho its studies hard f"">fiings, and iiiv mas t the losiness Tie ftiis.'Sweft-cl. Hesa\<>: "f just did that morning what t knew was my duty* and all came out right in tbrt em!" , ?.<b,it will alsvats. 1 • ^ of to hi* an I wish 1 had a red fl.ig, the train easy enough." Then his fell on hia scarf. if a brigh 'he had c [scarf to , hd, fon jhurricd d, Doming trai 110 hlul .color. T& 1 '" >$!.. t was -Jbu &# fcftiH &M !« tlio ^ Ami liciliTio work, thoiish wo work In vain; ;ViiaTuc?or itwleonHniSTTiJrrplK?* 5 *"*™""* SI i fi.l\. i iMi.'Ves iiiesien,place pour over hot vinegar ppef corns ami whole diver and iu a few hniul to n foul In nw<t A\u! bo ( rt toil, t>H) Ills IJUTY ttojwat lias ftBSWTih suit in two t-itbiespo'-mfulM of to a cream, add two well All of these goods are marked glance that i ii i i. i.-riddli.i or frying pun, ono would uridtllu i;alti'H. ^, nd turning a'u I.lennic Waters g.iltipat daylight that morning to build the tire and warm the roomitor his matter, wlio was not sfroiitf ati^SffflPBiRl «* Mlt Da ««i r JE amuri * IB!ai ' ffli love, he was thinking of tie fortunate opening likely to bo his that d.iy. IK; hud been searching for .something to ilo in Uie village, f >r matters woi-e tmitino- 'rioiJiiuttei f&y,S,!cti. iuul iieen ao heavy, that the littlo they hud *~.Oji~.cauiG.,,Uio..train;.™jiow, it,,wus near '^-—jrh-ffir'thTTWRlnccrtoplniTiiy sea him. i HIS next instant a prolonged whiallo. which Uonnio knew meant "down brakes" rang on tho air and ho jumped from the The earn! shot by him, but eamo to n S^TUJiHill ifcar tho curve. The engineer 'upranjf froitj his c.tb, asking: "Well, nty boy. What is it?" Jfvjtyst steji around the curve, and you'll sftU'fer'yourself," answered Benuio. .v., Xup,,eiijjipt;er, lireman, conductor, and a crowd of passengers hurried into t IIP cut- way, and a moment later stood by the boulder, ''It is a big morning's work you have done, mv lad," the our.liictqr tit length gaid.'s'jJlad'jiyp como round tHnViiurve ftnd jjtftve Milfforeirinto that, rock^-thi>re»wbuld |1S - ' "-- torfible work hero.., IIow citmo )fcplfttfl..y5ni mained for them to livo upon, and, if pos- R/h I f. apricot,, at. original form; i'i:kc, :-:ilt i uiol men to on tn; whoj(3 and put h LI den, use care to at brown. under- necessary ad • among'them w.ifei for two or three eived on a bed of ice. of witli roast turkey , 1">1 aloes i wiili whilo s.iuee. f.ilo b.dl, or cubes with tom,itue» , ;»)SiJ"r.!s."" I «i? r *ss,SiTS. 1 v ,(U ...H) for two or three days previous to Hi... rooming h* had been looking forWork, but without success. Ilo was either to .joung or not Btroiig^cnoui'h, or tlity had jj^0'-"*work for a Kbo^wffftcl'hB^hitd fbejtjomK wtI'.-nigh diHCOtiraKttti )S ,|JXhQ,eviinin|fi...ber tore, howover.jti-t astliie was'ixbout tp* r givo : kfepBtl.v ing furl lief* flSgiUmt' ctiyvSb'&had stepped into the store oi Field & Swin- biiine, hind ware dealers, and asked if tjieyjiecdt'd a boy. Ho was shown into Mr; Swinburne ... quii ies as to Btinnie'a aye lived, said: ~ uhlan g 'KO mo' ':in- aud whero ho , "\Yes, we dp fleed a, hoy: but Mr. Field ri6^;o^of i yWu 1 . li !-You;"iiiay llI coih 1 6 r r|b.' nWS'if\»!.,>|,^v-nJp.W w,e ifjret lioy tfiiie comes along.' '"•'•\VJ] r n'fi tl wub u W6'n1d' 1 - ;( Ifowbvto- at'iitnc o'clock; -andi iwe e^oivyouj ; Mind w,e$hall.;hiro the '"" '- ' '^ ' il!:1 apt u to 80 Uenuio britlly told his story. "J was going to work for Field & Swinburne duwn at Bsotsivill this morning ut uino o'clock, and left our cabin back horo 'tMuple ofjmtle^tOtfouherb. When! got ncrfrl'^avvftlid TOcirumH know I ought to stay to gu-e jou warning. Though I s'pose ''"' ' ' y ; it," ho added re- . an • vc l t cauli- par'sley but- ,,w,ith oc«s ....„ .. tr _ ^ vi :f turnipi-, UtyenclS' pearf.' i «< nile ol potatoes, eiu'umcd onions, u,i IKMIIS in v/lnle since. ( clerv \xitli tte.iin d po'f ilo s, tq .,-,. -. « .- - <-nil|fl )wer,' potato! M iM' Its ,i la j irdiniPio. J'l.iin billed p.t.itOBs, squash, -ilowfr^with white suiice. Pot tloe*. boiled onions in cream . , / 'd^sweet potatoes. ?%u-?j|nana tf ™>e,t,ibl<?n, potatoiOprquob- M, uuearotu with brown tauce." or ; iBechlmiel uti >.'. --"••.-. >' . f cauli- sauce, A it i n > ' l All sorts of warm goods, Felt BooU 1 lll't, UK! Cloths and Trimmings, 1 ' , , (boil ha t oitiQh|.t\yftiOpitbrep ; d,PiJar8, a w H wflr^d , , Mjr.| ,«3w.inbun), .carelessly. il<-pi;'n"ds 'iil'togtthe'r l: 6.h'' hbSv" well' J vcu Wl&W';'- '•''•'•'•'<• ••'''•• ';'--; ; i:i-i: :•:>::!':. ; -iii, v:iv Baiinib built: , the i :fire, , ; and busied lt in .cooking ; l,ho. potatoes— all that tliey had ,fpr brcatfast'^-liappy at 'the pros- pedt, before' liiln; and • Biire' that ' hd' .would do his :UeHt-,'f,o'tiarn' tho highest wages wig r ' geoted.K- Oiiithafc; amount ho folt confident ,tiiH, mother and himself could, with proper •care jive'comtOrtably until 'she' wrts able to ' work' a'gain. q,lf fast— if a ^ish of potatoes can ;bo.ciUlea breakfasf-r-^oacorea'dy, hn wdnt ;tp tho door oli his motber'8|ropm'and called ih'erV'; ? -^i^ '.u','; -..••••.. '•.-."/ .- . : ..^ . • :• :i ^'Onlyithink mother,',' he exclaimed, as they sat dowrj at the table, I'm to have work to-daj : ; and if I' in worth it, I'm to have three dollars a week, and that'll bo " •:-••; eil to it by the lileoirlc l^lfjhlH. A tew evenings ago T took th- steamer, , 9t JiaturnlisU,, IQ Oedlo.eV la- pro- J. K. FILL & Merchant Tailors A full stock ot cloth-j and trlmmlnc-, alwa,v» keptonliauii.iinafurnlshBa at <"a low >ates as can bo bought elsewheie. All v ork done piomjitly. WE GUARANTEE SATIS FA0TIQH, Come ana see us befoie placing your order, n win be to j our advantage. ac. t£» F, U. PARISH'S Jin Stop, is t thu 3. .,ir with ..i M hi. < t io M timo. " lity is a i.( H TO >t Hoi, and etter K r» 1 1 i i|ter- ff,r IV s . M> (he, ripetegt <o liear; 11 fly Jiatht-it ctnd *itayllt)6«(' , httl, ldk<-B are the eta- tlio Jnihijt. an& land, as the (Inctiio liahts 'a.fc the: fop'of th«i st.ttue are Jryown io attragt-innltitu'lea of birds every (.pring and fall.. There had liueii uoU vvtuithmiur a iew, .days before, and millions of birds were halftoning r-outh. Wri obtained a permit and went up Io the topruosu gallery of the statue, Mid waited. The ii gut had not far ad- ^vanrijjd when all the heavens seemed to bi coute full ot wings, which produced a tempeatof whirring aound. Then came the calls of the leaderu, and they rang out BO clearly that they could be beard for half t <t mj|o Jnrouifh.fhq storm, The reapons?B we e J.tinter than the signalling Cries, but they we-ra quite deQijite, The object of tbe o,i||s, ot course, \Y*I to koep t^-;ilQcks to- gel her, for, aa could be seen through, strong yl«(8gf« ( . birda fof a' hundre t iKpeeies were driving along on the breaat of the stortu. All that c,tme np-tr the statue hovered :|rduud the lights in Ittree circles, bt:C some frtjtbetn, struofyagiunst tho bronze or atOue. fhr-ro were sanU-pipera of every kind, "peetiug, peeting," us they went; goldan- and other woodpeckers, wilh their arfe cr^n» warblers of rri their ,.»ieraalling ran through a wide gamut of sounds—thrushes, meadow lurks, nuthatohera, and .ftUans of bgibajinku, Uiat,,filled the air w>tu hurriianes of JoHy music as they ' '-- ^ huge Wa:ck cloud glasses «howed that kb||d8, but they did not op« toe edjge of. ,the for- eaders made all the noiae and r not how many wood duck, black curlew, snipe, plover, not; but -. ,_ for us (olive bn. ''"Yes/indeedl'^respondod his mother. "But ii fear you are too young to undir- (aku HO inucb; iiboye all, to take your long W|«lk after each days work," ' . ' ' "Qli, I 'nan!,stand it easily enough, mother," he asserted, confidently. •. When tho poor little meiH.was finished, he brought in ( several huge armfula of wood, and arranged, as far as possible, for hw iriokuer'B cofmort throughout the day, and then put on his coat and started. ' • -".' - -:• • '-'--"I -• : • -? "Here is your soarf, Bennie," said his inothcr, calling him back. "It may be chilly as you walk home to-nigbt, and you will need it " ' '.He laughingly took it, not realizing then ; bo wit would be of special service to him an hour luter. .: :lt wasijotyet eight o'clock, and La had ample time to reach tho village before the appointed hour, The nnst direct way was down tho railroad track; and ho hurridly tripped over the ties, as happy us a boy could well be. < Within a mile of the village tho track made a sharp turn to the. right, and entered what was known as Hen way's cut, whore the road-bed had • been blasted through solid rock for a number of rods. As Bennie reached the curve,. he, as a precaution, glanced back along the track to be sure the 8:45 passenger train was no whero in sight, and then entered the cutaway. When about half way through, however, he suddenly stopped, for in front'of him lay a largo boulder, which had fallen from the cliff above, and completely blocked the passage. But, it was possible to clamber over it, and Bennie began to do so. Then he BH quiekly got down again, the thought rad come to him that the train, No. 27, £coming around the curve at full speed, would not have time to come to a full stop before reaching the obstruction, and a in its re- some one How is that ?" asked a tall finely dross; cd gentleman, standing by. '„ ''Why, Mr. Swmburno miiJ I was to be there en time," answered Bennie, "or else they should hire somo other boy." Tho conductor now decided that, with .enough men and proper top's, tho obstruction could bo removedin" : tin hour or two atjtho fu'ifthoresr,, and dUfcatcbed ameason- gcr¥, ; villago for tb.prii. He alfo tu'- vised tbr) pnhBengerj to return to the ears, and make , theui.selve« as coml'oi table HB possible during tho delay. Then a gentleman spoke up onthusi- asiticully. ' ..,'i'l'Ot «?. innlio\ up a purse for tho lad. Here are fiy£dollar's" towards it." ; 'A hat''WiurpnftFed among tho passengers, arid a low minutes later tho gentlemen announcnd: .••, ••.-• fs- . ''Wo bavn ^got a hundred dollars. Now where is tho boyV" ; ' ! Hlj c'diild not bo found: but n braltcman finally 8,ii'd: / .'•:..'.'., ;-,,'.'!•saw him yp off towards tho village with tho man tho conductor sent down there. 1 ,'. '•• . j : .»:Ue? ..buck this. wny by and by, ilcely as not," said the conductor, "If lot, it ean bo let; at tho ScotUvillo depot for'him." ; Itwaa true Brariio hastened ell to tbe store before Rome ono was entraged, Uut in this ho was 'disuppointed.' For, as ho: entered Mr. Swinburne's olfisa that gentleman looked up ut him and curtly said: "You aro too lat.o, sir; [ engaged another lad half un hour ago, Learn next timo to bo punctual at tho appointed hour." Poor Bennie! Without offering a word Of explanat on, hp left tho store and hurried oil'homo. He had no heart, to look elsewhere for work Unit day t\t, least. Me know Lo had done right, that his mother would approve of hid course. Still ho could not get over tho great dimipi>oint- mont that had como to him. in the world should they do now for brimdV ; As be micced the cutaway, he found the .men busily blasting tho bouldor to pieces and paused to watc|i thym. Whro he stood there, tho conductor caught sight of him. "Look here, youngster," ho stud "aren't you tho boy that stopped the train V "Yes, sir," promptly responded Bennio. "Well,"he went on, "there is u gentleman up at the cars that wishes to see you. _ Wondering what could be wanted of him Bennie wont up to tho train, clambor- ed into tbe parlor car and asked: "Is there a man hero who wants to seo me?" "Yes, sir," , exclaimed a gentleman, dropping his paper and springing to his feet. "Wo all want to BOP you. Wo want to thank you for your unsolfibh conduct thin morning, and give you this roll of bUla as a token of o r appreciation of your act," And he handed Bennie jbo money. "I didn't expect nothing," said Bannio, modestly and ungrammatically, "i didn't just like to 8i"e tho (rain b.iotod." "We c'ia well afford to give this money )you," replied tho uentltmian. kinrllv. How quiet the house is at night. The people, who talk and laugh and sung in it every di,y are asleep, nnd the people who • feltnslerp in it long ago como back into ItiS Every house hai these two classes o! libfmnts.,.l)o we IOVH best those with whom ,wo tan Talk antl faugh Atn] sipg, or tba gear silent ones who come so noiselessly to aur sidcmnd whisfWf to m in faint, sweet, mr aWay whispers thnt have no sound, HO that Wo only hear their very stillness. 1 am not tired, but n.y pen is weary, ft falls'from my lingers ami 1 raise my head. I start to leave the table aim my eyes frill upon a little book lying on the floor. It is a little "First Header." He left it tbero this afternoon. I remember just how I was impatient because he could not read the simple little lesson, tuch an c>i«y lesson, and I told him it was a waste of timo to loach him, and pushed him nwny from me. I remember now. I sue the flush eonm into tho little tired face, I ho brave, cheerful look in his eves, his mother's, pal lent cherrfiilnes'", struggling with his disappointment and pain. J seo him lie down on the lloor and tho littln faco bond over tho troublesome lesson, Mich a simple, ciuy lesaon, anv bab> might read it. I'lien, iifiur a little siiuj,gle alono it lias to bo piveu up, and tho bafll id littlo soldier, with ono more appealing look toward mo for re enforce men to, sighs and KOCH away from the lenson ho cannot read to the phiy that comforts him And thero lies (he lilt e book jiiht as ho left it. Ab, me, 1 could kneel clown aiiil kip's it now. iw though it woro living and loving. Why, what's my timo worth to me today? What WIIH there in tho book I wanted to read, one-half ai precious to me as one cooing word from tho prattling lips that quivered when I turned iiwnr. I hato tho book I read? 1 will never'look at it again. Were it, tho last b-)ck in tho world, I think I would burn it. All its gracious words aro lies. I say to you, though all men praise tho boo., and, though an hour ago 1 thought it, excellent, I say to vou there ia poison in its hateful pages. Why what can 1 burn from books " that baby lips can not teach mo? To you know I want io go to the door of hid room and listen; tho house in so still; maj be ho is not, breathing. Why, if between my book andmv boy I choose my book, why should not God leavo mo with my books? My hateful books. But, I was not harsh. 1 was only a littlo impatient. Because hia lesson was so easy, HO simple. Ah mo, there woro two of us trying to read thin afternoon. There were two .easy, simple liBaons. . Mine was such a very simple, easy, pleasant, loving 01.6 to learn. Just a line, just a throb of patience,, of gonlloness, of love. Unit would Inlvo made my own heart glow and lautth and sing. The letters were so largo and plain, tho words KO iwfy nml the centences so i-hort. Audi? Oh, pily me, I missed every word. I did not read ono lino aright. See, hero in iny copy now; all blurred and blisteied with (oars and heartache, all marred and misspelled and blot- led. I am ashamed to Miow it to tno Mnsler. And yet I know he willbo patient with me', 1'know how loving and genlle ho will bo. Why, how pntiently-and loving all these,voarw ho IIIIH been leaching mo thiH simple lesson 1 failed to learn to day. But when liiy lilllo pupil' nlumHed on n Hinglo word—is my timo, then, BO much morn prr-cious than -the, Master's Unit I eaniiot^o littlo leasotis nioro than onpe ? Ah, friends, we dp not waslo time when wo plait tcourgos for oureolvcs, Tluso Imrryifig ibiys, these bu«y, anxiouH. t-hrowd ambitious times of ourn nro wasted when they take our bejirf.s uwiiy from patient gpntlenoss, and' give us fuinn for love and gold for kisses. Si'iim.diiy, then, when our hungry HOU!H will seek for bread, pur pel( will give usuiBtono. Lifo is not a deep, profound, perplexing- problem. It in a tMmule, puny lesson, mch us any child may read. You cnn not find its solution in thu p/nderoiiH tomes of tho old fathni-H, tlio philosoplier-i, the investigators, tho theorists. It is not on your bookshelves. But, in the warmest corner of tho most unlettered heart it glown in lotters that tho blindest may road; a sweet, plain, simple, oiisy, loving lesson'. And. when you have learned it, brother of minp. tho world will bo bettor und happier.—R. J. Burdette. ' • in till smash-up more or less terrible sults, was inevitable, unless gave the warning. But if lie waited to warn the tnun of the danger, he would not reach the village ttt the appointed hour and might lose the place, Indred, Mr. Swihburpe said if he wae not there on time they should hire some other boy. There was not time enough to gp on to the village and have some one sent to flag the train, at least it would be u tremendous risk to do sp, , The first house back-up the track was a full m|le a,way »nd to gp theje and leave word to stop the train would also make him late at the store. For a moment hft heflitate^. More than th»s; he actually' left the. cutaway and went a abort distance up ovep the, clif? t«- w»rd the highway. Thenjhe came back to the track and with quivering Up sat down. He knew it was his duty whatever bis per? sonaj sacrifice to stay there and warn the train. ll t can't leave here," he resolutely said, "even if J do apt get work and we hare ° beg." to you," replied tho gentleman, kindly; for some of ua would have doubtless lost our lives but, for you, and had tho overturned earn taken fire in that cut, none of us could have escaped." With joyful heart llHonie now hastened home. Nor was hit) joy any less when his mother, after listunicg to his story, said"I would rather a son 'of mine should do his duty, even if it forced us to 'bog, than to have secured the best position by a dishonorable act." But the good flowing forth from Bennit's unselfish act did not end here. Thu very next morning, <i» ho was cutting wood at the door, a gentleman rode up and Hiiked, — "Aruy'U [Jennie Waters?' 1 ' "Yen, sir," replied UIH astonished boy. "Well, licre'H <i letter I ww asked to leave here," said the man hauding it tp him. ' H bore the heading of "Field &f Swinburne," and read: — SCOTTBVILLK, Ky. _Mr. Bennie Waters :— Dear Sir,— Mr. Field of the firm was upon the train you HO bravely warned of its danger yesterday, regardless of your loss. We have decided that we have a place in our store for a boy Ijkeyouj and we will furnish your mother a tenement in the village, rent free, and allow you al first fiva (lollars a week. I trust you will bo magnanimous enough to overlook my unpardonable curtness of yesterday) for, had you explained the cause of your dulay, we nhouid have hired you tben and there. At your earliest; convenient Kit us know youi- decision. youn ' lit JMon. It is the mistake of a lifetime to give a man any liberty which you would not want known, luid to expect him to keep the matter a secret, says E lu Wheeler fViloox in The Ladies' Iloma Journal. The exceptional man will sometimea hide tho indiscretion of a young girl whom bo believes spoko or acted troui . ipnorancu; but tho average man, in tho highest the unmo as in the lowest walks of lii«, boasts of his . „. . . Firm pf Field & Swiuburn, with foolish women, and the rendezvous, tho letter, the embrace, or the fojvonir whifh bho IIUH given him, thinking it will never be known to others than themselves, is shortly the matter of gossip among a dozen people. Women hido their secrets far better than men do. Tliey feur tbe censure of tlie world tco much to share their errors tf indiscretions uud confidants. But men are almost invariably vain mid proud of their conquests, and relate their achievements with tho fair sex to ono or two admiring friends. They may not use names, but let the incidents once be told, it is an easy matter to discover vho personage if OIIH is at all curious to do so. The only wuy to keep men from betraying our indiBcretioxiu ia not to commit them. I trice made thf-so jeumrkH in the pretence of Beveral ludiw, and one of them replied, "that r-he was glad she had never geen acquainted with the class of men I knew." At the same time that lady's namo had been un.'d highly in a cful> room not a week previous and her indiscreet actions had been commented on by "the class of men" she did know. Got Heutiy for Winter, Look out well row for young cattle, colts and slioe-p. Don't wait until the biiow flies before jou pot ready for the young things t>nd ho obliged to nearly freeze yourtelf . wViilu uaili/jg up a place tho very col;\ day they want to OP taken finally to whiter quarters, but commence to mo boards and nails, \mlty aud glass just as toon as your eror* are harvested, Then you caulbepiepaf iug your winter fire wood in tho woods, or making logging roads uud skid-ways, when these days come.

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