The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 19, 1899 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 19, 1899
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~- MOIKJS8: ALGOtfA IOWA, WEDNESDAY JULY 19, 1809 SERMO& MAVfi A HOWfe LOST, LAST SUBJfcfct. Bronjtht Him to Alt inn and Took CAM of Him, and On tb» Morrow T»1i*n Etc Departed, Said 1 Will Repay The*"—Ink* loj 38-36. (Copyright 1899 by Louis Klopseh.) This is the good Samaritan paying the hotel bill of a man who had been robbed and almost killed by bandits. The good Samaritan had found the unfortunate on a lonely, rocky road, where, to this very day|. depredations ate sometimes committed upon travelers, and had put the injured man Into the saddle, while this merciful and well-to-do man had walked till they got to the hotel, and the wounded man was put to bed and cared for. It must have been a very superior hotel in its accommodation, for, though in the country, the landlord was paid at the rate of what In our country would be four or five dollars a day, a penny being then a day's wages, and the two pennies paid in this case about two days' wages. Moreover, It was one of those kind-hearted landlords who are wrapped up in the happiness of their guests, because the good Samaritan leaves the poor wounded fellow to his entire care, promising that when he came that way again he would pay all the bills until the Invalid got well. Hotels and boarding-houses are necessities, in very ancient times they were unknown, because the world had comparatively few Inhabitants, and those were not much given to travel, and private hospitality met all the wants of sojourners, as when Abraham rushed out at Mamre to invite the three men to sit down to a dinner of veal; as when the people were positively commanded to be given to hospitality; as in many of the places in the East these ancient customs are practiced today. But we have now hotels presided over by good landlords, and boarding-houses presided over by excellent host or hostess, in all neighborhoods, villages and cities, and it is our congratulation that those of our land surpass all other lands. They rightly become the permanent residences of many peopple, such as those who are without families, such as those whose business keeps them migratory, such as those who ought not, for various reasons of health or pecullalty of circumstances, to take upon themselves the cares of housekeeping. Many a man falling sick In -one of these boarding-houses or hotels has been kindly watched and nursed; and by the memory of her own sufferings and losses the lady at the head of such a house has done all that a mother could do for a sick child, and the slum- berless eye of God sees and appreciates her sacrifices in behalf of the stranger. Among the most marvelous cases of patience and Christian fidelity are many O f those who keep boardinghouses, enduring without resentment the unreasonable demands of their guests for expensive food and attentions for which they are not willing to pay an equivalent—a lot of cranky men and women who are not worthy to tie the shoe of their queenly eatsrcr. The outrageous way in which boarders Bi-.zuetimes act to their landlords and landladies shows that these critical guasts had bad early rearing, and that in the maklng-up of their natures all that constitutes the gentleman ana lady was loft cut. Some of the nisst princely men and soms of the most they can go AS far as they please, ahd with gay toss of silvery scale {hey defy the sportsman oft the beach, and after awhile the fishermen begin to draw in the net, hand over htind; and hand over hand, and it is a long while before the captured fins begin to feel the net, and then they dart this way and that, hoping to get out, but find themselves approaching the shore, and are brought up to the very feet of the captors, so the memory of an early home sometimes seems to relax and let men out further and further from God, and further and further from shore—five t years, ten years, twenty years, thirty years; but some day they flnd an Irresistible mesh drawing them back, and they are compelled to retreat from their prodigality and wandering; and though they make desperate effort 10 escape the impression, and try to dive deeper dowr- 'h sin, after a while are brought clear back and held upon tne Rock of Ages. If It be possible O father and mother! let your sons and daughters go out into the world under the semi-omnipotent memory of a good, pure home. About your two or three rooms In a boarding-house, or a family hotel, you can cast nosuch glorious sanctity. They will think of these public rles as an early stopping-place, malodorous with old Victuals, coffees p:-- petually steaming, and meats In everlasting stew or broil, the air surcharged with carbonic acid, and corridors along which drunken boarders come staggering at one o'clock In the morning, rapping at the door till the affrighted wife lets them in. Do not be guilty of the sacrilege of blasphemy of calling such a place a home. A home Is four walls enclosing one family with Identity of Interest, and a privacy from outside inspection so complete that It Is a world In Itself, no one entering except by permission— bolted, and barred, and chained against all out side inqulsltlveness. The phrase so often used in law books and legal circles Is mildly suggested—every man's house is his castle. As much so as though it had drawbridge, portcullis, redoubt, bastion, and armed turret. Even the officer of the law may not enter to serve a writ, except the door be voluntarily opened unto him; burglary, or the invasion of it, a crime so offensive that the law clashes its iron jaws on any. one who attempts it. Unless It be necessary to stay for longer or shorter time in family hotel or boarding-house—and there are thousands of instances In which it is necessary, as I showed you at the beginning—unless in this exceptional case, let neither wife nor husband consent to such permanent residence. The public residence of hotel ftay know how to play on all terosfcat ntTft <«i«t*ntn**it* ar,/t «.|**1 „ r.M«* ,!„„** . V/U-Et instruments and a prlma donna, OF VJD and elegant women that I knew of today keep hotels and boarding-houses. But one of the, great evils of this day is found in the fact that a large population of our towns and cities are giving up and have given up thsir 'homes and taken apartments, that they may have more freedom from domestic duties and more time for social life, and because they like the whirl of publicity better than the quiet and privacy of a residence they can call their own. The lawful use of these hotels and •boarding-houses is for most people while they are intransit; but as a ter- mius they are in many cases demoralization, utter and complete. That is the point at which- families innumerable have begun to disintegrate. There never has been a time when so many families, healthy and abundantly able to support and direct homes of their own, have struck tent and taken permanent abode in these public establishments. It Is an evil wide as Christendom, and by voice and through the newspaper press I utter warning and burning protest, and ask Almighty God to bless the word, whether in the hearing or reading. One of the worst damages that conies from the herding of so many people into boarding-houses and family hotels is inflicted upon children. It is only another w:;y of bringing them up on the commons. While you have your <Avn private house you can, for the most part, control their companionship and their whereabouts; but by twelve years of age in these public resorts, they will have picked up all the bad things that can be furnished by the prurient minds of dozens of peoplo. They will -overbear blasphemies, and see quarrels, and get precocious in sin, and what the bartender does not tell them tbe porter or hostler or bell-boy Besides that, the children w,J}l go put Into this world without the restraining, anchoring, steadying, . and ali-co&trol- Jng memory of a baffle.' From tbftt none of us who have been blessed of )ticli memory have escaped. It gripe a inan tor eighty years, If be Jives so long, it pulls him pack from Coors Into which be otherwise would enter. biffi with contrition jn the mldgt of his dissipation, As the lib already 6urrpun4e4 ty tt»e boarding-house abolishes the grace of hospitality. Your guest does not want to come to such a table. No one wants to run such a guantlet of acute and merciless hyper-crltlclsm. Unless yon have a home of your own you will not be able to exercise the best rewarded of all the graces. For exercise of this grace what blessing came to the Shun- ammite in the restoration of her son to life because she entertained Blisha, and to the -widow of Zarephath in the perpetual oil well of the miraculous cruse because she fed a hungry prophet, and to Rahab in the preservation of her life at tho demolition of Jericho because she entertained the spies, and to Laban In the formation of an interesting family relation because of his entertainment of Jacob, and to Lot in his rescue from the destroyed city because of his entertainment of the angels, and to Mary and Martha and Zaccheus In spiritual blessing because they entertained Christ, and to Publius In the island of Melita in the healing of his father because of the entertainment of Paul, drenched from the shipwreck, and of innumerable houses throughout Christendom upon which have come blessings from generation to generation because their doors swung easily open in the enlarging, ennobling, irradiating and divine grace of hospitality. I do not know what your experience has been, but I have had men and women visiting at my house who left a benediction on every room— in the blessing they asked at the table, in the prayer they offered at the family altar, in the good advice they gave the children, in the gospeli- zation that looked out from every lineament of their countenances; and their departure was the sword of bereavement. The Queen of Norway, Sweden and Denmark had a royal cup of ten curves, or lips, each one having on it the name of the distinguished person who had drunk from It. And that cup which we offer to others In Christian hospitality, though it be of the plainest earthenware, is a royal cup, and God can read on all its sides the names of those who have taken from it refreshment. .But all this is impossible unless you have a home of your own. Young married man, as soon as you can, buy a place even if you have to put on it a mortgage reaching from base to capstone. The much-abused mortgage, which is ruin to a reckless man, to one prudent and provident is the beginning of a competency and a fortune for the reason he will not be satisfied until he has paid It off, and all the household are put on stringent economies until then. Deny yourself all superfluities and all luxuries until you can say, "everything in this house is mine, thank God!— every timber, every brick, every foot of plumbing. every door^sill." Do hot have your children bora in a boarding-house, and do not yourself be buried from one. Have a place where your children can shout and sing and romp without being overhauled for the racket, Have a kitchen where you can do something toward the reformation of evil cookery and the lessening of. this nation of dyspeptics. As Nftpolepn lost one of bis great battles by an attack of indigestion, BO many men have such a she is not well educated unless she can boll an Irish potato and broil a mutton-chop, since the'diet sometimes decides the fate of families and nations. Have a sitting-room with at least one easy-chair, even though you hava to take turns at sitting in it, and books out of the public library or of youf own purchase for the making of your family intelligent, and checker-boards and guessing matches, with an occasional blind man's bluff—which Is of all games my favorite. Rouse up your home with all styles of innocent mirth, and gather up in your children's nature a reservoir of exuberance that will pour down refreshing streams when life gets parched, and the dark days come, and the light go out, and the laughter Is smothered Into a sob. First, last, and all the time, have Christ in your home, Julius Caesar calmed the fears of an affrighted boatman who was rowing him in a stream by saying: "So long as Caesar is with you in tbe same boat, no barm can happen." And whatever storm of adversity or bereavement or poverty may strike your home, all Is well as long as you have Christ the King on board. Make your home so far reaching in Its Influence, that down to the last moment of your children's life you may hold them with a heavenly charm. At seventy-six years of age the Demosthenes of the American senate lay dying at Washington—I mean Henry Clay, of Kentucky. His pastor sat at his bedside, and "the old man eloquent," after a long and exciting public life, trans-Atlantic and cis-Atlantlc, was back again In the scenes of his boyhood, and he kept saying in his dream over and over again: "My mother! mother! mother!" May the parental influence we exert be not only potential, but holy, and so the home on earth be the vestibule of our home In heaven, in which place may we all meet—father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, and grandchild, and the entire group of precious ones, of whom we must say In the words of transporting John Wesley: One family we dwell In him, One church above, beneath; Though now divided by the stream— The narrow stream of death; One army of the llvln.g God, To his command we bow; Part of the host have crossed the flood. And part are crossing now. SOME GOOD JOKES, ORIOINAL AN3 SELECTED. A Vrirtefy nt Joke*, Gibe* and tfonte*, Original and Selected—I'lot sum and JetMttn from the Tide of Humor— Witty Sayings. First Greater America Colonial Exposition Opens with Elaborate Ceremonies, One Day of Snnsliine. One day of sunshine. All the birds are singing— Life to the joy of it delighted clings. The doves their way o'er meadows green are winging. With frost upon their wings. Yet, lest deceitful spring afar should flutter, We shall not give her one wild woH of praise. No song of adoration shall we utter- No rosy altars raise. Too long with our affections did she trifle, Playing hide and seek with shadow and with sun. Enter her gardens while you may, and rifle Her rose ways and have done! —Atlanta Constitution. AM Article of T>nxurjr. IS BETTER THAN LAST YEAR R>itlin*ia*tic Crowds Testify to Sncceg* of the Big Sliotv and rrnlse Omaha Kiitcrprlso-Mfiny Attractions and More Are Constantly Being Added. Promptly on time the gates of the First Greater America Colonial Exposition were opened on the morning of July 1, and -the last great educational enterprise of the 19th century Is now well under way, its beautiful grounds and magnificent buildings thronged with crowds of visitors, who are surprised and pleased to flnd their expectations more than realized. The buildings and grounds • are complete and the principal exhibits already in place. A large force of men, working day and night, are rapidly bringing order out of chaos and a few days will serve to put all the splendid displays In position. The grounds cover about two hundred acres and are arranged in four sections, or divisions. The most Important section is the Grand Court of Honor, where the principal buildings are grouped around the lagoon. East of the Court lies the Bluff Tract, the also be found the agricultural exhibit, which promises to surpass anything of the kind ever seen In the West. The principal buildings have been changed but little except to improve here and there, and to brighten up and add a few finishing touches to exteriors. More Important changes hat* been made In the landscape gardeniiig. The general plan followed last year has not been changed but it has been added to and vastly improved. About the Court of Honor 'sections of the brick walks have been removed and a number of small gardens relieve the eye and increase the pleasing effect of the whole. Tropical plants and flowers will give a brilliant touch of color to the scene and supply the necessary contrast to the white and stately buildings and the reaches of green sward. In the center of the court the clear waters of the lagoon give back to view the fairy picture, while the fountain flashes in the sunlight and gaily decorated water-craft glide here and there. Rudolph Ulrich, the well-known landscape artist, has been at work on the grounds nearly 3 months now, having a large force of men In his department. During May he had more than one hundred men employed, and In June that number was more than doubled, as several car-loads of trees, plants, and shrubbery from Calfornla, Florida, Louisiana, and Hawaii, are now arriving, and many men will be needed to take care of this stuff and place it in the ground. Many of these will be strictly native plants, and very valuable and rare in this latitude, some of which have never been seen AGAINST CREMATION. daJJy wjr«#tjp wHb the faqd that they have ae etrengtli left for the 8? ana your wife Many Difficulties Met by I; » Advocate! In England. Cremation had many more difficulties to meet and much stronger prejudices to overcome in England than have confronted it here, but the British advocates of this method of disposing of the dead were persistent, and already their views, if not exactly popular yet, have ceased to excite active opposition. The Cremation society is now 25 years old. It took four years of work and argument to bring about the building of the flrst crematorium, and six years more passed before an incineration was publicly performed under the society's auspices. The number of incinerations has increased gradually from three in 1855 to 240 in 1898, and the total has reached 1,283. The argument against cremation upon which most emphasis has been laid by its reasonable, as distinguished from its sentimental, opponents, has been the danger of destroying the evidence of crime. To meet this objection, which is real, though of slight practical importance, the English society has assumed the obligation of Investigating the condition of death In the case of every body for the incineration of which application is made, and it has now secured the services of a distinguished pathologist for consultation purposes in cases of unusual doubt or difficulty, and for making necropsies when required. The Medical Record, commenting on these facts, says U Is an Interesting question whether cremation, "while remaining optional in cases of death from ordinary causes, should not sooner or later become obligatory when death is due to such transmissible diseases as smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria, cholera, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, etc., at all events in the chief centers of population." Such a course, it says, would seem amply justified to sustain the active efforts being made in every direction to limit the ravages and restrict the dissemination of preventable disease.—New York Times. She—I'll grant that your income would be enough for us to marry, IV only you didn't have such expensive fads. He—I? Expeslve fads'? What expensive fad have I? She—Me, for one.—Lustlge Blaetter. LAGOON AND FINE ARTS BUILDING. He Couldn't Help It, "I am astonished to hear you say that Fraleman told you all these things; I gave them to him in strict confidence." "Yes, but he says you told them to him during your ] a te voyage to Europe." "So I did. But what's that got to do with It?" "Everything. You can't expect a man to keep anything to himself on his first ocean voyage, can you?" — Richmond Dispatch. southern part of which is arranged as a park, with stretches of green sward, avenues of shade trees, and plats of flowering plants and shrubs. In this tract stands the Horticultural Building, given over to the display of fruits and flowers, and in front of which is a large aquatic basin almost filled with water-lilies and other blooming plants. Within the building will be a magnificent display of tropic and sub- tropic plants, trees, vines, and fruits. Stately palms, orange trees and all the It was apparent that barber was highly pleased. "What has happened?" he was asked. "I had the pneumonia last winter," he answered. "Yes?" vVell, the doctor who doctored mo got out of my chair just before you came in. If his wife recognizes hi.-n when he gets home it'll be by his voice."—Chicago, Times-Herald. Huh' Restorers. Life is made a burden to Richard E. Cahalan, the Wyandotte chemist, by traveling men selling hair tonics and restorers. The other day one of these drummers opened up on him with all his vocal batteries and Cahalan could not get a word in edgewise. When the visitor finally stopped for breath Mr. Cahalan Informed him that he prepared a hair restorer himself. "Do you mean to say that It has ever done such work as this?" and the great exhibited a number of photographs of people who he claimed had had their hair restored by his tonic. "Yes, and it has done more. I'll give you a sample," said Cahalan. "Last week I took a billiard ball and applied my restorer to it and the next morning it hod a queue." Necessary to Warn Her. "When you get your groceries today," said the butcher to his wife, "don't go to that little grocer next door to my shop." "Why not?' she demanded. "Because he sent in yesterday and borrowed an old pair of 'my scales.— Chicago Evening post. ADMINISTRATION ARCH. Such Griif! (Overheard in Commercial road.; 'Arrlet—Would yer ha' bin sorry, Jim, If I 'ah kicked the bucket when I wos took bad last month? Jim—Sorry! Why, Lord luv yer, Til eooner 'ave 'ad me grog stopped for a week!—London Fun. Reliof at I.uttt. Sea Captain—There Is no hope! Tho ship Is doomed! In an hour we will aM lie dead! Seasick Passenger—Thank heaven!— New York Weekly. An Actual Neceslty. Hlu Predicament. "I see," said the affable friend, "that you occasionally drop into poetry," "No," answered the laureate, fiercely, "J don't drop Into poetry. I'm pushed into it by the government."—Cleveland Plain Dealer. Pi»a«ter« at Seu. Thirty-six foreigp vessels, baying an aggregate tpnftage O f W.56& »et -with, disaster in American water? flora of the Philippines, Cuba, Porto Rico and the Hawaiian Islands have been tastefully grouped, and will show the resources and vegetation of our colonial possessions. This is one of the interesting exhibits of the exposition. On this tract will also be found the Woman's Building and the building devoted to the use of the various fraternal societies, the grand band-stand, and several other structures. At the by the people of the north and west. This is especially true of the Florida plants, and also of the Hawaaian collection, several cars coming from those islands. In addition to the plants already on the grounds there has been over 250,000 new plants set out this year. The palm and oleander features will be conspicuous, as It is Intended to have a wonderful collection of these among others. In addition to the trees on the grounds last year, nearly two thousand new ones have been set out, making the Grand Court and other parts of the grounds, green, cool, and shady, as well as adding greatly to the general effect. A race-track, half-mile, has been made, which is very neat and attractive. ARCH OF STATES. Then a lawn of several acres has been added and the whole resown with seeds, making the several tracts rich! with grasses, flower-beds, and foliage.! A rare musical treat is in store for visitors to the exposition of 1899. From the opening day there will be a succession of grand concerts by the most famous musical organizations of the world. The world-famed British Grenadier Band, generally known as Godfrey's british Military Band, give daily concerts for five weeks. From Omaha it goes to San Francisco and from there to Australia, Following will corae the famous Bellstedt-Ballenberg Band of forty-five pieces from Cincinnati for an engagement of five weeks. Herman Bellstedt, the leader Bootblack—Say, dere, Dick, lend mo yer box to prop up the forrid deck of u:;i, won't yer? Very Cloud, iu Gush—Take htm all .around, he's a pretty good fellow. Rush—Yes, I have discovered that after taking him all around last night be was good enough to borrow ?5 ol me just before w$ parted,.—Cleveland Leader. GOVERNMENT BUILDING. .north end of the Bluff Tract will be found East Midway with its Streets of Cairo and other attractions. Across the viaduct comes the West Midway with all that the name implies. Beyond on to the north, is the lake for the fireworks, and further west hsUf-mile race-track and the Indian Congress. On this north section will is recognized as the greatest cornet virtusoso of America, and each member of the band is a famous soloist. In September the Hawaiian Government Band is expected, and other famous organizations will give concerts during the latter part of the exposition. Among these might be men> tioned the Indian Boys' Band, COLONIAL EXHIB ITS BUILDING.

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