The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 6, 1899 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 6, 1899
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ft place" lit oxVid searce- that she ort'e attempt to to me alone. She IlngeteA ftbotit, look- ESTABLI8HBI>,13B5, u-'^-tj , r*jjT A rnrr v * rrs5 Slothful Iri Bti»lnes»; Fervent In Splvltl v?;* • f T \ •\r 1' f' • 1) i iS'chjJifl Xrn r c t"*!ljopo TirftiPi'OBBbe'i spinster, i ? '•»•; !a\vf',il brirg in perpetuity tot 1 •1 hf»> f.fil«» and '"iW^ltfif^ y r>>.;|fe|n II'Jili U Ih ;\ "'Hi , nt frth 1 Vf> parate use, ta)l of any Itake, and I husband by Brans- dictated to he dy- keep p that we of groceries in the woids. no falter in "•>'» tour, only perhaps a 1 01 tho pale lips as the flat -i-')oi!--<- <>i i"ne provlona night, not Fruits of every Wh at you can't Give us your order you act just what; : tion. Prompt ^:^ i', Ii, v:as indeed one of tho most ;u'i. i have, uvcr witnessed, before awn , as'he 'lay • propped up Nvs, on (hfi largo four-post bed- 'u congruous" levity, the noble •(.'s upon which was set the nia- iKinl of the King of Terrors. On • idc at the Colonel's bed stood '; physician, his linger on the , ;:, iM And Wrappers^ (i lot of wrapperj One lot of wrapixn> One lot of \vra,pp<!)!"5i worth, SHIRT WAISTS worth any of them foi. v .,. Geo, s, iWi.,4 ij&M'BT-l'i^L'r FlGuste OF 1 > 'OLONEL Arriving every-4i^4^ ,— ~ < • ]Mtifiit'& pulse; on the other a aplenuju . ' of( rUound nestled his head against the as tor'* »'old hand. A group of anx- \ on domestftcs hung together Jat the K -ixcL-O?_ thAjflrm<v. ,VWM-« *n* *Lj»*j* v. L fPl ll roaster. '!.« Colonel's voice broke the still- i raised my head, at the con- in td eyes,. I ' &%6%vrtatroii whio But how could ct mbe cc ntrary stay iflt hr tacW 1 Vnat'lf- only five minutes ^^ft^rfMft'.Pr^W.^?,^: ftp,, the,. n.arjVje.l.ess harid\Qf.,the [suwbtily.r>su!>'ulttrit.iher !'>cou9in;- ; .Charles Afl! ! !|il4*!ifn 1 e ; UWfeii«lfeires8 s Ofi Forest Left >aM H lM»s'cibliiUe;"rfiia" J 'kl{ l • the lands messuages, andp^ijemefltjs thereunto -appertaining?" I was a coward, tc , . Tiin_ .Jjli,jhe m rlsks_ of the disclosure or change the confidence wltb which Uaorecf fte 1 ' into 'distrust and was something dangorous- Itbe secret understanding >Wn1 W*^«inii«* « n> ^*vi**l___f lift VfiT"\ and purity Jgna- aidV wrt sfonvera'anl [tb!I orfliitafy'typ-e : of,* { "society" ; l&dieE; I had flirted with' a .car- lo ^n'timbfr \ of nineteenth-century n; and although with, as . ai _,.,,.; /a large' J 'reserYe-fund of ic sentiment In my nature to dj'aw upon*,' I had never yet been teajpted x -|o Idealize one of the free- niaiinered"sirens, who called me by appropriate nicknames, wrested flve- ppund notes" from me with "stand and disHvfcr",. determination at bazaars betted •'and"won brooches and gloves aji-Hurllngham and Sandown. . I had nevor been in' love—sometimes I believed, ,I pever should be. I wlllnoi bay, that I had not sometimes beneath tha light, frothy surface a -regretful hankering » alter the supreme experience missing from my thirty year* of life. i Miss Nona Branscombe came upon me as a revelation—a thing apart from all my exemplars of her sex. She dwelt in a shrine of her own, the saint already - of my deepest devotion. Towards evening an answer to a telegram I had dibpatched to the office wag put into my hands. It was from Mr. James,Ilowton, our second in command, who had returned unexpectedly "from the Continent He bade me remain at Forest Lea until the business o'n whleb I had been summoned was MUisfsftorily concluded. This relieved me of sill responsibility or anxiety as to my absence from town, and I was glad. I was curious, I said to myself, tp see the play played out—nothing more. It was a matter of professional interest and experience, not personal by any means. j Miss Branscombe watched me as 1 read the message, her face pale to the l}ps. She was in that state of ner- vpus excitement when everything alarms. I hastened to explain. | "My partner has come back from I eajd, "It is a relief to kjnow that he is in London again. I |h,ad not expected him so soon; and $tr, 'Rbwton, senior, Is still confined to room. 1 ' 1 i (To, be continued.) | ^ " •'' 'ODD BITS OtJOliknge Ltjft by Citnlomej-a Help Out j i > flip Collier's SiOu^y,, •" I Philadelphia .Inquirer: Odd bits of orange thoughtlessly left by customers |prm no 'inconsiderable part of " the income, of cashiers in certain business establishments* notably restaurants, saloons, o ( iga.r,,jB,to.re8 and similar places where, during many hours of each 4ay, t}ier^- i is"a'"steady'.rush' 1 of patrons, "I g£t f IB a week- salary," aald a cashier. M?.,^,^, through fpr, gV. " i' d,6 not 'eoABider' that A, Vd^U-ifOTl '^ * ;H:;I ,. •opyrlght 1899 by Louis Klopseh.) ; Industry, devoutness and Christian s«ir i v t i{jej 7r aJl j<comiaead«di ifl.i that ehort. t«xt. What! is It possible that they* shall be conjbWe-aT"'6h, yl»$. There Is no war between religion and business^ between, ledgers and Bibles, be- On the contrary, religion accelerates business, sharpens Wen's wits, sweet- ebs acerbity of disposition, fillips the bjood ,pf phlegmatlcs, and (brows more vteloclty^ijito.the wheels of hard work'. It glves'better balancing to the judgment', 1 'toore Strength to the'will, more riillscle'to industry,'and throws into eh'th'uslaBni k ' mtire consecrated fire. vYoti '< bahhot 111' all > the' circle' of 1 the .eWorld ahtfw •• toe 1 , a, i man < whose honest .business nhas i been -despoiled by religion, ,:,.,,, .t;.'.. -.; .- ..;•;..;.- ; i j l^lie industrial classes are divided into .three : groups; producers, manufac- •tiirers, traders,, , Producers, such as 'fhrmers and miners. Manufacturers, .B^ich" as'those'who turn corn into food; •'and'Wool ahd Has Into apparel. Traders, such aa 'innko profit' out of the transfer and exchange of all that which 'is produced and manufactured. A business man may belong to any onu or all of these classes, and not one is'independent of any other. When the Prince Imperial of France fell Oil the Zulu battlefield because the strap fastening the stirrup to the saddle broke as he clung, his comrades all escaping, but he foiling under the lances of the savages, a great many people blamed the Empress for allowing her son to go forth into that battlefield, and other blamed the English government for accepting the sacrifice, and other blamed tho Zulus for their barbarism. The one most to blame was the harnessmaker who fashioned that strap of the stirrup out of shoddy and imperfect material as it was found to have been afterward. If tho strap had held, the Prince Imperial would probably have been alive today. But the strap broke. No prince independent of a harnessmaker! High, low, wise, ignorant, you in one occu- •pation, I in another, all bound together. So that there must be one continuous line of sympathy with each other's work. But whatever your vocation, if you have a multiplicity of engagements, if into your life there come losses and annoyances and perturbations as well as percentages and dividends, if you are pursued from Monday 'morning until Saturday night, and from January to January by inexorable obligation and duty, then you are a business man, or you are a business woman, and my subject is appropriate to your case. * » * Traders in grain come to know something about foreign harvests; traders in fruit come to know something about the prospects of tropical production; manufacturers of American goods come to understand the tariff on imported articles; publishers of books must come to understand the new law of copyright; owners of ships must come to know winds and shoals and navigation; and every bale of cotton, and every raisin cask, and every tea box and every cluster of bananas ia so much literature for a business man. Now, my brother, what are you going to do with tho intelligence? Do you suppose God put you in this school of information merely that you might be .sharper in a trade, that you might be more successful as a worldling? Oh, no; it was that you might take that useful information and use it for Jesua Christ. Can it be that you have been dealing with foreign lands and never had the missionary spirit, wishing the salvation of foreign people? Can it be that you have become acquainted 'With all the outrages inflicted in business life and that you have never tried to tiring to bear that Gospel which is to extirpate all evil and correct all wrongs and illumine all darkness and lift up all wretchedness and save men for this world and the world to come? Can it be that understanding all the intricacies of business you know nothing about those things which will last after all bills of exchange and consignments and invoices and rent rolls shall have crumpled up and been consumed in the fires of the last great day? Can It be that a man will be wise for time and a fool for eternity? I remark, also, that business life is A sqfjao'l for Integrity. No mas knows what Jie will do until he is tempted., fh.ej'e are thousands of men who have thftir integrity merely because never have been tested. A man ejected treasurer Pf the State of spme years ago. He was dishonesty, usefulness i, tyut hefpre one year be' fcaji taken of the, public '.e we, and was 4}sg.rac.e. You can call J_ *«il__ it i_ matay men do you suppose there are In commercial life who could say trutfifully, "ft afi'the sales I hSve" '""}t have never overstated th*6 value^oi! goods; p ln all the sales t hate : erer mad*e T 1iat« rieVer* edfiBfe*^ tip ah imperfection.lit the fabric; of 'til! > the -thousands 6f. dollars I have evef made 1 have not taken one dia- 1 honest farthing?" there are men, how- eVer, wH& ,dab say''it, hundreds who datt sayjt, thousands who can say It. They are more honest than when they sold, their first tierce of rice, or their iirst firkin of butter, because their Honesty and integrity have been tested, tried and come out triumphant) But they remember a time when they could have robbed a partner, or have ah- scbnded with the fuhds of a bank, or sprung a snap judgment, or made a false assignment, or borrowed illlmit- ably without any efforts at payment, or got a man into a sharp corner and fieeced. him. But they never took one step on that pathway of hell fire. They can say their prayers without hearing the chink of dishonest dollars, They can read their Bible without thinking of tho time when with a He on their soul in the custom house they kissed the book. They can think of death and the judgment that comes after it without any flinching—that day when all charlatans and cheats, and jockeys and frauds shall be doubly damned. It does not make their knees knock together, and it does not make their teeth chatter to read "as the partridge slttuth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteh riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool." What a School of integrity business life is! If you have ever been tempted to let your integrity cringe before present advantage, if you have ever wakened up In some embarrassment, and said: 'Now, I will step a little aside from the right path and no one will know it, and I will come all right again, it is only once. That only once has ruined tens of thousands of men for this life and blasted their souls for eternity. A merchant in Liverpool got a five- pound Bank of England note, and, holding it up toward the light, he saw some interlineations in what seemed red ink. He finally deciphered the letters, and found out that the writing had been made by a slave in Algiers, saying in substance: 'Whoever gets this bank note will please to inform my brother, John Dean, living near Carlisle, that I am a slave of the Bey of Algiers." The merchant sent word, employed government officers and found who this man was spoken of in this bank bill. After awhile the man was rescued, who for eleven years had been a slave of the Bey of Algiers. Ho was immediately emancipated, but was so worn out by hardship and exposure • he soon after died. Oh, if .some of the bank bills that come through your hands could tell all the scones through which they have passed, It would be a tragedy eclipsing any drama of Shakespeare, mightier than King Lear or Macbeth! As I go on in this subject, I am Impressed with the importance of our having more sympathy with business men. Is it not a shame that we in our pulpits do not oftener preach about their struggles, their trials, and. their temptations? Men who toil with the hand are not apt to be very sympathetic with those who toil with the brain. The farmers who raise the corn and oats and the wheat sometimes are tempted to think that grain merchants have an easy time, and get their profits without giving any equivalent. Plato and Aristotle were so opposed to merchandise that they declared commerce to be the curse of the nation, and they advised that cities be built at least ten miles from the sea coast. But you and I know that there are no more industrious or high minded men than those who move in the world of traffic. Some of them carry burdens heavier than hods of brick, and are exposed to sharper things than the east wind, and climb mountains higher than the Alps or Himalaya, and if they are faithful Christ will at last say to them: "Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things. I will make thee ruler over many things. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." We talk about the martyrs of the Piedmont valley, and the martyrs among the .Scotch highlands, and the martyrs at Oxford. There are just as certainly martyrs of Wall street and State street, martyrs of Fulton street and Broadway, martyrs of Atlantic street and Chestnut street, going through hotter fires, or having their necks under sharper axes. Then it behooves us to banish alJ fretfulness from Our lives, if this subject be true. We look back to the time when we we're at school, and we remember the rod, and we remember the hard tasks, and we complained grievously; but now we see it was for the best, Business life is a school, and the tasks are hard, and the chastisements sometimes are very grievous; but do not complain. The hotter the fire the better the refininig. There are men before the throne of Gpd this day in triumph who, on earth were cheated out of everything but their coffin. They were gued, they were imprisoned for debt, they were throttled by constables with - ^hple pack Pf writs, they were sold . 4t fey the Bberiffs, they bad to cora- nr4njjse with; their creditors, they bad assjftnments. Their dying annoyed by the sharp ring- feeJl by sonje Impetuous }t was pu,trageous that a. man should dare before be paid the mis- iliJi those Hen gttch ad you hats e!M&i seen, for whom everything teems* t#'£«r,*fong. tii6 life becaiae, fe him : k plague. When- f heard h9 was deM, 1 said: "Good—gdi rid ol the sheriffs!" Who are those lustrous sM!8 h'efere the throne? Wfaeft ih«- question Is isk§d, "Who are they?" the angels standing on the sea of glass r&>' Sfrond: lrt fh«&e Are they" wfad caine otit of great business trouble and had their' robes washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb." A man arose In Fulton street pray-* er meeting and said: ''I wish publicly to acknowledge the goodness of God. I was in business trouble. I had money to pay, and 1 had no means to pay it, and I was in utter despair Of ail human help, and f laid this matter before the Lord, and this morn- Ing I went down among some old business friends I had not seen in many years just to make a call, and one said to me, "Why, I am so glad to see you! Walk In. We have some money on our books due you a good while, but we didn't know where you wete, and therefore not having your address we could not send It. We are very glad you have come?" And the man stand- Ing in Fulton street prayer meeting said: "The amount they paid me was six times what I owed." You say It only happened so? You are unbelieving. Qod answered that man's prayer. Oh, you want business grace. Commercial ethics, business honor, laws of trade are all Very good In their place, but there are times when you want something more than this world will give you. You want God. For the lack of Him some that you have known have consented to forge, and to maltreat their friends, and to curse their enemies, and their names have been bulletined among scoundrels, and they have been ground to powcter; while other men you have known have gone through the very same stress of circumstances triumphant. There are men here today who fought the battle and gained the victory. People come out of that man's store, and they say: "Well, if there ever was a Christian trader, that is one." Integrity kept the books and waited on the customers. Light from the eternal world flashed through the show windows. Love to God and love to man presided in that storehouse. Some day people going through the street notice that the shutters of the window are not down. The bar of that store door has not been removed.. People say, "What is the matter?" You go up a little closer, and you see written on the card of that window: "Closed on account of the death of one of the firm." That day all through the circles of business there is talk about 'how a good man has gone. Boards of trade pass reso- • lutions of sympathy, and churches oJ Christ pray, "Help, Lord, for the godly man ceaseth." He has made his last bargain, he has suffered hia last loss, he has ached with the last fatigue. His children will get the result of his industry, or, if through misfortune there be no dollars left, they will have an estate of prayer and Christian example which will be everlasting. Heavenly rewards for earthly discipline. There "the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest." PREVENTING ELECTROLYSIS. A 1'osslblo Method of Houdei-lng Vu- Kruiit Electric Currents Harmless, The amount of damage done to water and gas pipes by electricity that has escaped from trolley lines on its way back to the power house is almost incalculable. The evil is not so serious nowadays as it was several years ago. Modern methods of providing for the return of the current have lessened its vagrant disposition. Nevertheless the trouble continues to some extent. A suggestion that bears on the subject was made by the Engineering News a few days ago. In St. John, N. B., it has been the practice for nearly half a century to close the joints in city water pipes, not with melted lead, as in most places, but with pine plugs. The experiment was tried in 1851 and again in 1857. On both occasions it worked so well that the same policy was pursued two years ago. The object in view was merely to secure economy. But mention of the fact reminds the Engineering News of the insulating qualities of wood and of the proposition made last year that two or more lengths of wooden pipe be Introduced into the mains in every district where trouble was to be anticipated. Electricity will not enter a line of pipe if it cannot get out again. An obstacle which would prove effectual at any given point along a system of metallic conductors would dissuade a current from going into it in the first place. Hence, if the wooden plugs interfered with the conductivity of the pipes it is hard to see why they would not protect them from invasion. And if the currents would not attempt to travel along the pipe at all no electrolysis or corrosion would ensue. The record just published of a fishing expedition in Lapland should be good reading for anglers. The party was one of two rods, with followers. They fished for eleven days and secured a total of 282 salmon and 115 grilse, weighing in all nearly 5,000 pounds. The best day's catch for one rod wi~j thirty-three salmon and twenty-two grilse, or a total weight of 553 pounds. It should be added that the fishing party had to wait their opportunity, for when they arrived at their destination the river was frozen, and when the tha,w came there was at, first too much watw for fishing.—London GlQbe, A Chicago rascal who called himself "Hope" secured from |1 to ?10 apiece frpm p,aor people put of employment, and tOj<J them tP calj later a»d get &»* aitiong. As might have been expected, both. H9P a»a mon.ey ar§

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