The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 16, 1898 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 16, 1898
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JDES MOtNES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY* MAEOH 16, 1898, THE SAINT OF ERIN RELAND'S GUIDE, PHILOSOPHER AND FRIEND. A Glance at tho Career of tho Good St. Patrick—Dow tho Children of Sweot Erin Celebrate Ills Day Wherever Fortune lias Found Thorn. RADITION is tho vestibule of history. Only after examining its walls and searching its dimly lighted interior are we prepared to appreciate and clearly distinguish the c h a r a c t era and their environments within the larger edifice, the Sanctuary of the Past. The province [of tradition is to inspire the study and 'the measurement of history. It forms tho fire-mist or halo of historical planets and stars, attracting attention to them. All nations and races have their traditions, their wealth of legendary lore. Since the beginning of time every primitive nation and race have believed intuitively that strange, mystic beings always surrounded them, and though invisible, exerted marveloua Influence upon the forces of 'nature and many of the actions in their lives. To them fire was the symbol of di- .vlne essence, ever ascending toward the heavens; water, always seeking the level, the emblem of life's daily purification, while the elemental earth they reverenced as the all-productive power and regarded it as the sepulcher of all that had lived, but from which there is resurrection. Thus has the invisible world of mystery vitalized the primal elements of nature, and through a mystic and psychic relation to themselves, clothed them with form and realities and beings, that exerted supernatural powers over human lives and actions, either for good or for evil. National legends, originating ST. PATRICK, through, religious faith, though forming the basis of all superstition, furnish reasonably safe guides to the student of the origin and affinity of the races, It is through a nation's mythology, superstitions and legends that tbf people's faith finds its truest ex- apd that, becoming a blend' part of life, contribute to the national character and remain comparatively fixed through successive generations, , gaint Patrick was the great apostle, tgacbep and gu^p of the Irish people i» th$ f ariy 4ap «* the Christian era. Jje led thembut pf the darkness of Paganism Jn,t$ the gpQ4Ught of Chrls- tia$ity, ana fer tills be holds an emi- ' Wstory. #e fave not culture to through the instrumentalities of the schools, churches and monasteries spread rapidly, and which to this day remain the Irish alphabet. To Saint Patrick "The winds and waves were music, And the mountains, woods and perfumed dells Were haunted by a thousand fairy forms." This saint, as none other, influenced the good and evil spirits of the Irish Celts, not only while he lived, but ever afterward. There are more romantic and miraculous incidents associated with the life and work of Saint Patrick than those of any other Irish saint. His biography is so interwoven with legendary adjuncts that it is only possible to give the briefest outline to his career. The best authorities agree that Patrick was born in the Roman colony of Tabernia, now called Boulogne-sur-Mer, the latter part of the third century, A. D. A recent biographer insists that he was born in the north of France, then a part of Gaul. His father was the Roman Cal- phurnus; his mother, first, a beautiful Gaulish captive, then the wife of the Roman ofllcer. While still a boy he was captured in a descent on the coast by Nial of the Nine Hostages, and he spent the next several years of his life herding swine in the north of Ireland. Then he escaped to France. He became possessed of a desire to preach the gospel of Christ to the Pagan Irish, and pursued a course of theological Indies. He was ordained and appointed to the mission in Ireland, to which country he returned. His first cathedral was a barn. When he arrived in Ireland with his little band of faithful followers, it is related of him that he saw a dense ring of demons surrounding the island. With characteristic energy and the calling Into play of his marvelous powers over the elements, he subdued these Satanic agents without great difficulty. His first convert was Saint Bridget, afterward the great Abbess of Kildare, who worked with him all through his aposfolate. These two names, Saint Patrick and Saint Bridget, were consecrated to the use of all the children born since in Ireland, and have become the expression of Irish nationality. Boldly and grandly Patrick opened his mission. The king had commanded that no fire was to be lit in Erin the morning of the Baal festival until after the royal fire had been kindled at Tara. Disobedience was to be met with a death penalty. Patrick, who disdained obedience, courageously lighted his Paschal fire on the hill of Slane, and it was seen the whole country round. The king was wroth and from Tara sent forth nine chariots and armed men to seize Patrick and slay him. But the latter, according to tradition, caused a great darkness to descend upon the emissaries of the king. The Magi and the Druids thus beholding Patrick's power, lost courage and bade the king cease his efforts. A subsequent historian, referring to this incident, says: 'A fire was that day kindled in Erin that would never be extinguished." Shortly afterward Patrick and his Christian jand of followers appeared suddenly in the midst of the king's court and the queen was so impressed by his preaching that she at once became his convert. Patrick at this time composed that sublime hymn in which he prays against "the spells of women, snakes, and Druids," and in simple resonant words invokes: "The power of God to guide n-. The wisdom of God to teach me. The eye of God to watch over me, The ear of God to hear me, The shield of God to defend me." And it was also on, this memorable casion that P8tr}c k , jn the presence pf the kjng an4 aueeu an,<J court, held ,be,cJt in bis'<j ft n4 Injpres- taught tbe people the jny$tery al tfee'TrluUy, the Father, gpn; ioly Gb.oak from the trlwae leaf; ftps peep, Ireland's boL. Patrick then received the royal, 'permission to teach the Christian faith I 6LIIviPSES OP EUROPfc, throughout tho island provided ; ha caused no local disturbance. From thta period, A. D. 432, till h!s death, About half a century later, his missionary and episcopal labors were continued unceasingly, and when he died the greater part of the island dwellers were Christians. There was much tact in his methods. He did not overthrow the pagan rites, but transformed them into Christian usages. Thus, Beltalne, or the day of the Baal flre, became sacred as the Easter festival; and Samhatn, the day of the dead and of demons, became Hallow Eve, the day of saints. He considered the "sanctuary better than the street." "Every day he recited 200 prayers before God." He dressed plainly in rough hair cloth and ate sparingly. But Saint Patrick was cruel and remorseless against sin and sometimes it appeared that he was unreasonably so. Particularly was this true in a case cited by Lady Wilde, of St. Patrick's beautiful young sister, Lupait, who had Incurred his anger because she broKe her vows and gave herself to her lover. Patrick cursed her and her sweetheart, Colmain. He vowed to keep them out of heaven. When the fair sister Lu- pait purposely went forth and fell down on her knees before Patrick as he drove in his chariot, and prayed for mercy and implored him not to take heaven away from her lover and their son, the saint remained firm in his determination until she had knelt down three times and entreated pardon and forgiveness. Ho then relented a bit, promising his sister that he would not take heaven from her, but declaring that she must surely die. He then, It is related, motioned to the charioteer to drive on and presently the mangled form of his own sister lay lifeless in the dirt. This is one of the darkest, the most revolting incidents in the life of Ireland's greatest saint. But it is only just to say that Saint Patrick soon •eturned to tho spot, had the requiem sung and the poor woman was burled where she died and it is related that her soul was permitted to enter heaven. Gentler is the spirit of the story of the two princesses converted to the Christian faith by Saint Patrick while he and his converts, all draped in flowing white robes, were celebrating morning prayers. They were daughters of tho Kink of Leath.Ethnaand Fedalma, and had come to the bank of the river to bathe. They asked Patrick many questions respecting the Christian faith and so well did he answer them and so eloquently did he expound the merits of his religion that the two maidens were converted and baptized and became zealous workers for the Christian cause at their father's royal court of Tara of the Kings. According to tradition, St. Patrick cleared Ireland of its vermin and its snakes. One old serpent resisted, but St. Patrick overcame it by strategy. He made a box and invited the serpent THE CJUEEN BECOMES A CONVERT, to enter it. The serpent objected, saying it was too small. St. Patrick, on the other hand, insisted it was quite large enough to be comfortable. After a long debate the serpent wriggled into the box to prove his contention, when St. Patrick slammed down the lid and triumphantly tossed the box and its* contents into the sea. To complete this most wonderful of snake stories, the legend says the waves of the sea are made by the writhings of this serpent, and the sounds that come from the depths are the ceaseless hissings of the serpent, imploring St. Patrick to release it. St. Patrick was nearly 100 years old when he turned the head of his oxen toward his cathedral seat at Armagh. However, he was unable to proceed further than Down, where, surrounded by many of his most devout co-workers, and while they were singing hymns and psalms of mingled joy and sorrow, night came on, to be followed by the eternal dawn. The footsteps of St. Patrick almost from his cradle to his rave can be traced from the names of places called after him. The 17th of March, St. Patrick's spe- ial day, is for Irishmen a day of lofty inspiration. The anniversary of this day is celebrated not only in Ireland, but by Irishmen throughout the world, [t is said that because of St. Patrick's request to the angel who was sent to iiim to learn his wishes respecting the day that the weather has always been bright and fair throughout the length and breadth of the Emerald Isle and at in the succeeding 1400 odd years no rain has fallen there on the saint's day, so that the faithful have always been able to attend oevvlce at the church. J. D. The modern society girl Js usually an, accomplished actress, but the only* engagement she seeks is of the ma. kind.—Ex. ' Several clubs are shortly to be start- 9d in Berlin for women only. More than 200 municipalities in England, Scotland, and Ireland now own the municipal gas works. A pedestrian succeeded the other day in setting foot, in the course of five hours and forty minutes, in seven German states. The houses of parliament are lighted by 40,000 electric lamps, which number is being constantly increased. Fifty experienced electricians afe employed to keep the system in' order. The emperor of Austria, who is a very interesting personage just now, la even earlier in his habits than Kaiser Wilhelm, and considerably more frugal in his way of living. His majesty rises at 4:30 and shaves himself, and after a cup of cafe au lait and a roll is at work at 5 a. m. The authorities in the government o! Samara, Russia, have recently been actively engaged in the criminal pursuit of kidnaping children whose parents belong to heterodox sects. The police usually make their visits In the middle of the night, take the children out of bed, and carry them oft in the cold night air. The London Mail describes the still- continued practice of serenading the widows at Burnham-on-Crouch on Christmas eve. Bach widow has her five minutes of singing and Importance. When the hymn Is ended the leader knocks at the widow's door. It Is at once opened, the widow's hand Is outstretched, and Into it is placed a goodly amount of silver. The term "infantry," meaning foot- soldiers, originated with the Spanish. It was first applied to the military force employed by an infante, or young prince of Spain, to rescue his father from the Moora. OVERWORKED BRAIN. From the Record, Pierccton, Ind. Determined to riso in his chosen profession as an educator, Ernest Kemper, ol Pierce ton,Ind., overtaxed himself mentally and physically. He was ambitious, hia mind was always on his work. From early morn until late at night he continually poured over his books. "Burnod tho cnudlo at both ends." Few persons,even with the strongestcon- Btitution, can keep up under such a strain. In addition to his studies, Mr. Keinper •was teaching a school some three miles from bis home. Finally, his excessive study and the exposure of going to and from school ill all kinds of weather undermined his health. He was taken to hia bed with pneumonia and his overworked brain almost collapsed. For several weeks ho was seriously ill. Catarrh,had taken root in his system and his mind was in a delicate condition. He was sent to Colorado where he spent three mouths without receiving any bon- eflt. Then a noted specialist from Cleveland treated him without avail, and then a hospital in Chicago was tried, but all absolutely without benefit. Finally his physician recommended Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pnle People, and from the to improve. When he had taken nine boxes he was completely cured. This famous blood and nerve medicine had accomplished what all his former expensive treatment failed to accomplish. . Mr. Komper says his catarrh has entirely left him; he is strong again and weighs nine pounds more tiinn he ever did. Ho gives the pills the entire credit. He is startingteachinpagoinandfeels abundantly able to continue the work. To prove that the above is true in every respect, Mr. Kempor niade an affidavit as follows: Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 10th day of September, 180~. R. P. WATT, Nntani PuUte. We doubt if these pills have nn equal in all tb« range of medicine, for building uj a run down and debilitated nystern. first Overstudy. box he began Statistics Wanted. "Did' you hear Colonel Pillidge's speech the other night?" "No. I understand, though, that he made a bid for the senatorial nomination." "So? I-Jovv much?" BEETS AS L.ARQE AS YOUR ARM. T h e e d i- tor of the "Brown City, Michigan, Bann e r," r e- cently paid a visit to „ , Western Canada, and speaking of a garden that he saw in the Edmonton District says"On August 23rd we had the pleasure of visiting the model seven-acre garden at Edmonton, owned and operated by one Donald Ross, a typical Scotchman, and as whole-souled, good-natured old gentlemen as you often meet. He gave the Yankees ench a hearty handshake as we were introduced in succession by thn Canadian Government Agent, who was our guide and pilot while at Edmonton, and to whom we are Indebted for many courtesies conferred, Mr. Ross informed us that he cleared from $800 to $1,000 annually from the sale of roots, vegetables, flowers and plants. We here state that we-' never before saw such a growth of vegetables at that season of the year. He said that he raised 750 bushels of onions to the aero. Beets were growing as large as your arm, turnips the size of one's head, and cabbages as large as a patent pail. Following are prices that Mr. Ross gave us as receiving for his produce: Beets, 50 cents per bushel; carrots, 40 cents; onions, $1.25; turnips,. ?5 per ton; cabbage, 4 cents each; green corn, 25 cents per dozen; tomatoes, $1.50 per bushel; potatoes, 25 to 30 cents; cauliflower, $1-00 per dozen; cucumbers, 15 cents per dozen; strawberries, 25 cents per box; squash, 4 cents per lb,, and other produce in proportion. He kept a hot-house 13x180 feet, heated by a furnace by means of flues. One man beside himself attended this garden, except; fit time of gathering the crop." Agents of the Canadian Government are nqw located at different points in the United states, and using their efforts towards securing settlers on thq fertile lauds of Western Canada, to tfce gol4 8el<Js,are FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. SENATE. Washington, March r.—To-day's session af the senate was devoted entirely to the consideration of the District of Columbia appropriation bill. • HOCSE. ' Chairman Cannon, of tho appropriations •committee, introduced a bill entitled '•Making appropriations for national defense" as follows: "There is hereby appropriated out of any money in tne treasurv not otherwise appropriated for national defense and for each and every purpose connected therewith to be ex- ponded at the discretion of tho president nnd remain available till June 30. 1899, fifty million dollars." It was referred to the'committee on appropriations. Tho mil is the outcome of the conference at the 'White House this morning: at which Cannon, Long, Dinplcy, Allison and Grosvenor : were present. The situation is considered so grave it was deemed imperative that an immense appropriation of this character bo made at once to prepare for national 'defense. By almost an unanimous rote 'the Hawloy hill, providing for two additional regiments of artillery, was passed under a suspension of the rules. Bailey, tho democratic leader, pleaded for mora time than the forty minutes allowed under tho rule, nnd because it was refused after (the bill had been passed he inaugurated » filibuster against District of Columbia legislation that continued all dav. Bailey do- sired to speak in favor of the bill. SEXATR. Washington. Mnrch 8.—After an extended discussion the District of Columbia 'appropriation bill, containing a provision for tho reduction of about one-half pf the present rates of telephone charges in tho 'district, was passed. A message was received from the house conveyintr to tho senate the bill appropriating foO.183,000 for national defense, just passed by the house. Tho bill was laid before tho senate and on 'motion of Allison referred to tho committee on appropriations, iiousn. Tho session was devoted to debate of tho bill appropriating 150,000,000 for national defense.' It passed by unaminous vote. While almost every member who spoke deprecated tho possibility of war, a wide divergence of opinion as to how close were hostilities, manifested itself in the debate. The general contention on both sides was that this appropriation by preparing for war would prove tho surest guarantee of peace. Others insisted that war's alarms would soon be heard, and Mann, of Illinois declared that war actually existed in all save name. SEXATK. Washington, March 0.—Halo reported the house bill appropriating'$50,000,000 for national defense and asked its immediate) consideration. Tho bill passed without debate. Yeas and nays were taken on the passage of tho bill and there was not a dissenting vote. All pairs were broken and those present voted in tho affirmative. Seventy-six senators voted for the bill. HOUSE. Tho house devoted itself to routine business. Tho legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill went through its last reading and the adoption of the final 'conference report, and the remainder of the day was consumed in the consideration of tho senate amendments to the Indian appropriation bill. SENATE. Washington, March 10.—The somite after a short open session in which no business of importance was transacted, went into executive session, after which adjournment was taken till Monday. MOUSE. After a debate in the house which lasted more than five hours, the senate amendment to the Indian bill providing; for free homes on Indian lands was to-day non- concurred in by a vote of 91) to ISO. HOUSE. Washington, March 11.—The bill to pay the Bowman act claims, aggregating $1,200,000 for stores and supplies furnished the union army during the war, was before the house until .1 o'clopk to-day, but beyond completing the general debate little progress was made. Of the 800 odd claims in the bill all but a few come from the south, and dilatory tactics were resorted to to prevent progress with the bill. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DBS MOINES, March 14.—We receive frequent thanks and commendations from inventors for whom we secure patents, but have never published them. But the following testimonial from one of the largest publishing companies in the west we make an exception. In reply to a letter from A. II. M., of Albion, Neb., March 7, 1808, to the editor of the Iowa Homestead, in which the writer said "I would like to know if tho Iowa Patent Ofllce is a reliable concern," the following' was voluntarily given him: "Your fuvor of yesterday is at hand. 1 lie Iowa Patent Office is entirely reliable and has been doing business in this city for a quarter of a century or more. It will give an opinion on patentability of a device with instructions how to proceed, without charjro lor such services. For subsequent services it probably has its regular scale w 68 ' -n Very trul y y° ui-8 . (signed) HOMESTKAD COMIHSY " We have secured Canada patents' as follows: For.T. Q. Primm/of Lloyd, 111., and H. W. Parker, of DCS Moines » ,, ,, , > — ~^ 0 Moines, tor the so-called "Jump Gate" that is now being sold here. For Cox, of Stuart, Iowa, flre engine for which and George W. i'or his electric ." , T . -------- we recently obtained a United States patent described in one of our reports United States patents have been allowed as follows: To J. J. Lord, of Des Moines, for a bicycle attachment adapted for carrying a second person at the side ot the rear wheel To J D. Coon, of Natnrop, Colo., for a breech-loading double-barreled gun Ihe object of this invention, as stated nv his specifications, "is to provide menus for transforming a gun from a ulie to a shotgun and from a shotgun to a rifle without alteration of the faring- mechanism, or the shell-eiectiucr mechanism." •" " _ Valuable information about obtaining, valuing and selling patents sent tree to any address. Tuos. G. AND J. KALPH Omvio, _ Solicitors of Patents. Bicyclists in India are beoouiino- pro . fane. Their chief enemies are the mosquitoes, which not only bite their limbs and bodies, but actually bite through the tires. In Dawson City, Alaska, in the depth ot winter, the foam'on a glass of beer turns -into a substance resembling ice The descendants of Mrs. Watt, ol I'en-yden, Scotland, number 309, twelve of whom i ler sons and An Able Man. "Yes. sir. Sleeker would make money ont of anything." "Is'he so lucky?" "I should sap so. 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