The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 2, 1895 · Page 3
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feefdrt m i«8ti •«? - - ,«>MviM/TBHitT;iej'»n>iu 6iibject> he ttt* came wise men feat we if m had wefe the t*afse~es6* descendants in IfidJa last hiif heathenism^ indre ill tKan ahy of ihe 6tlief false flaftd 'has ttibfe alleviations, e In these "fttrtmd the World" l&Vb .already 'shd^vB you the t forifl8 bi Keatheiiistn, to-day I the Parsees 1 Was ,. "Periitt. He was poet, »and i'4formef, fes well as •'His' disciples thrived at a, but under Mohammedan they" fetreated to India th'em, and in addition tb rf %w' of them at their head* •s'.iir Bombay} India, I had two ,„.* of association with one of the ^learned and genial of their i;bn sli'ip board from Bombay to t > t ' ^ * ' lie.l'Blble of 'the Parsees, or fire ifpners as they are inaccurately Zend-Avesta, a collection ledfiis'ithe Zend"Avesta, a conecwon ^itfaWest.Wo'ks that ever came r<f my^,ha6ds. ;,There were originally Sl^bne" volumes, but Alexander jrifeti't/in a" drunken fit set fire to laiace" ' Which contained some of iffian'dthe'y tvent into ashes and '^tfulrioss:-' But there are more of iaered'Vvolmnes left ,than most have -patience to read. ny' things 'in the religion fiParsees that suggest Christian' of its doctrines are Jt CwJLOGw ViA Ullx? j. v/i*v*««.vix> vf-*- Matab-af ttill was the billy vi ™». religion 1 had ever Seen e'n- 'frAlA to worship. WnO knO<frs but th&t b€y'6ndt the ligtit bi theltm 6n wiiieh he gaziS he may catch a glimpse df 'the God whd is light, and "in whom there JS nd otarkne's&'at all?'* We pa&sfe4 tip tttrotfgh gates into ike garden that sUrfotinds the place 'wh'We the l*afsees dispose of their ttead. This gardefa Was given by tfaflishidji ihjibhai, atid is beautiful With flower's of all hUe^ and foliage of all styled of vein, and notch atid statute^ There is on all sides gfeat opulence of fern and cypress. The garden is iuo feet above the level of th6 sea. Sot far from the etitratice is a building where the mourners of the funeral procession go & to ptayV A light'is here kept burning year in and yea* out. We assend the garden by sflme'eight stone steps, The body of a deceased aged woman was being carried in toward the chief "Tower of Silence." There are five of these towers. Several of these have not been used for a long while. Four persons, whose business it is to do "this carry in the corpse. They are fallowed by two men With long beards. The Tower of Silence, to which they conte cost $160,000, and it is twenty-five feet high, and 270 feet around, and without a roof. The four carriers of the dead and the two bearded men come to the door of the tower enter and leave the dead. There ace three roWs of places for the dead; the outer row for the men; the middle row for ? dtw>ith''our i own religion. Zoroas- feiio^lived^OO .years before "Va good man, 'suffered perse- jhis faith, and was assassm- twiun-e'worshiping at an "altar. He inced^the theory "He is best who ipujfei of 'heart!" and 1% that there R.J».V <" L.J^ t Afrits in, the world, good spirit, and Ahriman Spirit,, and that all fSb""right 'are' under the influ- feOrmuzd, and all who do wrong Sh^^ Ahriman; that -the Parsee i "on the ground floor of "* i J. t- _ !-.«•.» *-»j^ -P»»/-*Tv^ women i the inside row for the children. The lifeless bodies are left exposed as far down as the waist. As soon as the employes retire frpin the Tower of Silence, the vultures, now one,' now two, now many, swoop upon the lifeless form. These vultures fill ( the air with their discordant voices. We saw them in long rows on the top of the whitewashed wall of the T.ower of Silence. In a few minutes they have taken the last:particle of flesh from the bodies. There had evidently been other opportunities for them that day, and some flew away as though surfeited. They sometimes carry away with them parts of a body, and lofeand must be buried from '*oufiaTfl66r; that the'dying man **--'--'avers said over him and a j,.*'t _ . ! , i_» i J.l_ n -i. aa; juicl '{Kven.him to drink; that a^at'theii-'decease' go into eter-' •hMari'd/the' bad' into eternal If'/tlut^ haying r P assed ' out ' o:f igh'tatheYscful*lingers near' the' ^tnr"e"efdays : iix--a:«paradisaic;'state, ^^^^'^KanCalikthgiiatipns on, i-»uj S pcHe1i'Couid^e»joy;V in a" oniaVjstate sufflering'more than ^n^jonSjftput,' together could i^erf but; at,the end of three .pa%ing\for 'its final r destiny; |&$lle!^wiir 'be a; repurrectiop fpoi.yft'tjh'ey'are 'more careful my*£othefr.)'people,about 'their oltt^^in'd', they 'wash and! wash gsti^t^hey pay;great attention Hlrsicai ; l.':toealth''and it is 'a rare ^£?%f ft ?ick , parpee.' They do I'ftobaccoVfor they consider is no unusual thing for the gentlemen in their country seats to have dropped into their dooryards a bone from the Tower of Silence. In the center of this tower is a well, into which the bones are thrown after they are bleached. The hot sun, and the rainy season, and charcoal do their work of disintegration and disinfec- tion, and then there are sluices that carry into the sea what remains of the dead. The wealthy people of of Malabar Hill have made strenuous efforts state, Noth- more intense in. the, 1 ,the theory' that s the wturjfre;}' -4 1 deji}' #J~sup- ffi'-po^ession; of the dead Wo It'ouch'' it'' are ,u,p,cle'an "' ffefK,9 fv «P b ^' L • -. *J"V^^.rtrv* n*t J **^6ft.''! YW " « i.T ~ c ^ ,r llM^ s giv^th^e,or iWn IT& wars <from' <one ?TT<s; r 'r \i' f\<r f ,<* ' i . 'J 99||,;fp|t^t^n-in^ ; ^Tfe^4M4l >K ' fe!«-riv \n ATI T.?m n n to have these strange towers removed as a nuisance, but they remain, and will" no doubt'for ages remain. ' Starting homeward we soon were in 'the heart of .the city, and saw a build- 'ing all aflash.with- lights and resound-' ing with merry voices. It was a Parsee wedding; in a building erected especially for the marriage ceremony. We came to the door and proposed to go in, but at first were not permitted. They * saw we were not Parsees, and that" we were not even natives. So very politely they halted us on the doorsteps.- This temple of nuptials 'was chiefly "occupied by Women, then- ears, and necks, and hands aflame with .jewels, or imitations of jewels. By pantomine gesture, 1 as we had no -ufee of their .vpcabu^ary, we tpld them .w.eNpero s'traijgers ^nd were curious to 'see by what process Parsees were mar- 'riect. Gradually;we worked our way insjde the door. The building and the surroundings were illumined by hundreds of candles in glasses and lanterns, in unique 'and grotesque hold- ines. .Conversation ran- high, and •lau'ghter " bubbled' ' over 'and all iv'risgay, 1 ' Then there 'was a sound of »•», advanoing*.baHd,4,of, music,'but the instruments; {for,;,the most pa^were 'strange t<? our,Q'a>8>H<l eyes, &ou.der -- 1J louder < vveyeiilie''" outside', voices, wind and, stringed instruments * ' ! bSlted atAhe eoTSia ffifr HMff fc :.*s well as afion fee j _„ a hltftdfal of ride, ,,,,^ he picked" -HP ffom the platter and flung tf6W te^afd the grdom &M ttoKr toward the bride. We wanted to heaf the donelttsiofc, but we*6 told that the eefemony ^vould go on fot ft long while; indeed, that it would not eofeclude Until 2 o'clock in the morning, and this was only between t and S b'clock in the evening- There would be a recess after awhile itt the ceremoilyjbut it would b6 taken up again in earnest at half past twelve. We enjoyed wtiat we had seen, tsut felt incapacitated for six more hours wedding ceremqttyi, Silently wishing the couple a happy life in each other's companionship; we pressed our way through the throng of congratulatory Parsees. All of them seem bright and appreciative of the occasion^ The streets outside joyously sympathized with the transactions inside. But, what an afternoon of contrast in iipmbay We experienced! from the Teniple of Silence to the Temple of Hilarity I From the vultures to the doves! From motirttittg to laughter! From gathering shaddows to gleaming lights! From obsequies to Weddings! l3Ut how much of all Our lives is made up of such opposites. 1 have carried in the same pocket, and read from in the same hour, liturgy of the dead and the ceremony of espousels. And so the tears meet the smile, and the dove meets the vulture. Thus I have set before you the best of all the religions of the heathen XVorld, and I have done so in order that you might come to higher appreciation of the glorious religion which has put its benediction over us and over Christendom. Compare the absurdities and mum meries of heathen marriage with the plain, "I will," of Christain marriage, the hands joined in pledge "till death do you part." Compare the doctrine that the dead may not be touched, with as sacred, and tender and, loving a kiss as is ever given, the last kiss of lips that never again will speak to us. Compare the narrow Bridge Chinvat over which the departing Parsee soul must tremblingly cross, to the wide open gate of heaven through which the departing Christian soul may triumphantly enter. Compare the twenty-one books of the Zend Avesta of the Parsee which even the scholars of the earth despair of understanding, with our Bible, so much of it as is necessaly for our salvation in language so plain that "a wayfaring man, though a fool need not err therein." Compare the "Tower of Silence" with its vultures of Bombay with the "Greenwood of Brooklyn*' with its sculptured angels of resurrection. And bow yourselves in thanksgiving and prayer as you realize that it at the battles of Marathon and Salamis, Persia had triumphed over Greece, in- st,ead of Greece triumphing over Persia, Parseeism, which was the national religion of Persia, might have covered the earth, and you and I instead of sitting in the noonday lighfrof our glorious Christianity might have been groping in the depressing shadows of Parseeism, a religion which is as inferior to that which is our inspiration life, and our hope in death, as AfttfttoD r%t foAtt^fAN¥» jjfjftiiiffo-'-^" -'- A ' fepicttfcs, like Itfse'W aM krllsls, fcft %6'ffl, not manttift'ctured. to the avefUffi Sfidgei "ft pinch ot Salt" means 4 wlioio baettetfiil. Spiced and pickled psaeh6S are fioW fcsfcentfal at fashionable dinners. It is Southern tradition that dblored fcOoks are best td prepare oysters. Gastronomic scholars hold the,wing Id be the best part of the turkey. Since colonial days the chafing dish has never been so popular as now. Closed baked, home made bread, in the English way, finds favor here. It Would be a good law allowing only hermits atid Sailors to eat onions. Genuine manufacture ot codfish balls is one of the lost culinary arts. In the matte? of cornbaef and cab* bage, enotigh is equivalent to a feast. Cabbage and daulHioWer should not be cooked when company is expected. Few can recite "The Haven" back* Ward; fewer can prdparly make Welsh rarebit* ..-.....„. chafity, Tha lady -was making s6me u remarks about the Idnd of clothes some other larties at church had on. ,, "The fl&ost garment & ttomaii can wear," sail her husband, "is the mantle of in . Zoraster of Persia was inferior to our radiant and superhuman Christ, to whom be honor and glory and dominion and victory and song, world without end. Amen ITEMS OF INTEREST. The clam is commonly taken for an example of all that is unprogressive, but he is by no means a stationary creature, Every man bred at the seaside knows how a clam left upon 'the sand 1 will utterly disappear by sinking himself below "the surface; but the clam also has a forward 'movement, and will travel thirty feet in the course of a week.,, The large muscle of, the clam, which hejpsvtp .make 1 Win' indigestible, is his single leg, and by 'thp aid of thi$,he makes,!*!? progress. ' gullet .fishing by night in the Cljesa* peake is exciting, sport, A small boat' is, u'sed and a i5gh;b .is a placed m> the stern, t ''When a school p1! l $he> fish is •' ' ' - Uie''b«at'is rap. jdly rpwed'lowai'dHheni'ijRfil tliey/ftvp 11 • '--' '--'---e;,. Ohye ,'they"iee v l ,<thp them tJ?ey begw tp leap ^gbt, . TJuHvtiie 1 , tioat ' "Yes.'" she snapped, "and It's about .the only one some husbands want their wives to wear." . Dreaming: Versus Hustling, the poet sat dreaming over his work. "What are you doing?" asked ms wile, "Building castles in Spam, my love," he replied, with pensive sottness. , Her eyes flashed. -,•-._ ,j "Well," she said, "you'd better be building a cottage somewhere out in the suburbs.' . A Welcome Usher of *0S. The beginning of the new year will have a welcome usher in the shape of a fresh Almanac, descriptive of the origin, nature and uses of the national tonic and alterative, Hostettefs Stomach Bitters. Combined .with the descriptive matter will be found calendar and astronomical calculations absolutely reliable for correctness, statistics, illustrations, verses carefully selected, and other mental food 'highly profitable and entertaining. On this pamphlet, published and printed annually by The Hosteller Company of Pitlsburg, CO hands are employed in Ihe mechanical department alone. Eleven months are devoted to its preparation. It is procurable free, of druggists and country dealers everywhere, and is printed in English, German, French, Spanish, Welsh, Norwegian, Holland Swedish and Bohemian. . ' Not Taking Any Chances. Mother (to her son, who is about to visit a wealthy uncle)--Now, Johnny, if your uncle aslts you to stay for dinner, you must refuse at llrst. It's polite, you Johnny (quickly)—But he might not ask me a second time. ,, ' How's This! We offer $100 reward for any cnss of catarrh that can not be cured by Hall's catarrh cure. F. J. Cheney & Co., proprietors, Toledo, Ohio. '_ We the undersigned, have known F. J. Chen'ey for the last fifteen years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. '• W.est & Truax, -wholesale drughists, Tq; ledo, Ohio. Walding, Kinman & Marvin, wholesale druggists, Toledo, Ohio. . Hall's Catarrh cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mu- cuous surfaces of the system. Price, 15 cents per bottje. Sold by all druggists. Testimonials free. Hall's family pills, 25 cents. The devil likes to see the man join the church who expects to do all the work with his mouth.'. No Substitutes For Royal Baking Powd§»« f be "teyii* is showfi by all tests, official* sefentiftd, tfft tidal, stfottgef, pufef« and betttf ift thaii all other Bakiflg foWtbfs, It§ j is privately acknowledged by 6th©f tufers, and well known by all dealers," If some grocers try to sell aftdtlief powder in place of the " Royal/' it is temi§e a* the greater profit, This of itself is good'evWefMtt- of the superiority of the "Royal," To give greater profit the other must be a lower costpowdef, and' to cost less it must be made with cheaper and Inferior materials, and thus, though selling for the same, give less value to the consumer, LOOK with suspicion upon every attempt to palm otf upon you any baking powder in place of the " Royal." There is no substitute for the " Royal," 't-%, •$ •dwMM&Jhdl Sugar Beet Culture 5n Nebraska. If'you want to know all about it, the price of suitable land, the cost of production and the rofit there is in it, write to P. S. Eustis, Geiwil Passenger Agent, C. 13. & Q. R» il.» Chicago, HI. _____________ The product of the -wax tree of the Andes cannot be distinguished from beeswax. The Modern Mother Has found that her Httle ones are improved more by the pleasant laxative, Syrup of Figs, when in need of the laxative effect of a gentle remedy than by any other,and that it is more acceptable to them. Children enjoy it and it benefits them. Thi true remedy. Syrup of Figs, is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only. The religion ot some people makes you wonder if they were baptized in ice wa^er. Get Up a Club. ' To any person sending us six new subscribers" to the Twice-a-Woek News we will send: a copy free oue year. The News, DBS Moines, Iowa. Over i,000 varieties of po'.ital cards have been issued iu the world in !55 years. Piso's Cure for Consumption relieves the mosc obstinate coughs.—REV. D. Bocu- MOELLBF.,;Lexingtoh, Mo., Feb. 24, '94. .• A hum ming bird' a little larger than a house fly iscotntnon m the East Indies. FtVE O'OLOCK T&A. _ _ Butter and Choose Making 1 Machinery. Chicago contains the largest manufactory in the world for the production of butter and cheese making machinery. The firm is known as the Davis & Rankle Building and Manufacturing Company, at 240 to 254 Lake street. In the several departments of its factory, are turned out everything required in the prodiiction of butter and cheese. ' The farmer can find here, at insignificant cost, useful devices for converting his milk into marketable form, and the community that wishes to establish a creamery large enough to take care of its entire product is accommodated with equal facility. 11 the Baby is uu.^ji|ig -j-eeth. Be sure and uso that old, and well-tried remedy,. MBS. WIKSLOW'S SOOTIIISQ Sirnup for Children Teething- The important thing is not how long we are going to live, but how. Coe'a GougU Ualsam Is the oldest and bost. It will break up aCold qnie*> cr than anything else. . o Is always reliable. Irylt. The devil is generklly close by when the preacher trades corses. ( "• Manson's niajjjc --O:-M xalTo." warranted to euro or inoni-y rurundsti. Ask youi Jritfiglst for 1C Price^l3,(;euts. r . -, IThe man who does not look ahead soon has to fall behind.. ' "A. Cup of Parks' Ten at night moves the bowels m the morning." The Mint Registry says that there were 19,570 silver dollars coined in 1804. They are now worth $1,000 each. ' The test of civilization is the estimate of woman. The religipn that costs nothing is worth just that much. The fashionable chirography of the period is vertical. Souvenir cups and saucers have crowded out the spoons. The stock collar has come to stay. The variety of them in infinite. Some of the winter hats must cause the drum-major feelings of envy. There is a rage akin tohydrobhobia for "old lace" of every kind and sort 1 ' i Very wide black bordered paper , only represents it grief that is vulgar. Gold band bracelets, of an almost forgottsn period, are in fashion again. N Tortoise shell cigarette cases and match boxes are a new extrava'ganca./ / Good, well-fitting gloves will atone > for even a gown that has seen its r best,f t "day. ' , ; ,,V Dull blue note paper and envelopes,' is the affectation-among jsociety wo- ' men. ' ', ,, , • Bonnets are the daintiest and pret- ,, tiest mortal woman ever put on her'j head. * • . >; Youths who wear key chain with', dress suit can ba guaranteed to "talk"shop." ' f . '•..' English girls use artificial means to < make them taller than niit'ura de- , creed. ' j " ' ;\ Evidently the ' prejudice,/ against' 1 ^) green as a popular color has died^ ! «" away. , • ' ', ,- 1 • i 1 Ornamental handkerchief s" are tiny kind that-merely stick' pocket. ' r •< j \ i Women have adopted theJ 1 1 T ULIACU Ulli V C **V1 WJJ W"rf\* Uf*V; w M wj WM *--• n iC^wSX? crook handle fori ( tfieir j. attenua^odl® umbrellas.^ , ",'• , > '""•''H- X,X%i^%l^ Women ,with hour-glass, fig'ures 1 ; j O l |*&^ ten suffer as much as did^he.early^j| Plimc-fii-na ' • "*»' ' ,'"' ,i»,(l t .^i> Ulll ISbltinS. T, !, t v ^ 5 ijVji f s= Bells of the kind that dangle f^mji the neck of Swiss goats'> are-a'parlbV-P decoration. •.VyV ! ^^ ^|g 1 ' 'Blondes are not in! fashion.! < It'Ua^J the girl with "chestnut 1 , 1 - "'— "" lf - :fV " i e ' . . \ * The sure way to miss success is the pppprtunity. _ ^ to miss In Our Great Grandfather's Time, big bulky pills were in geneialuse. Like the "blunderbuss" of that decade they •were big and clumsy, but ineffective. In this century of' enlight- eunientj ive have Dr, Voice's. PJeaswit Pel-, lets, 1 ,, •wuichf cure alj liver, 'stomach- and •/bowel,' derangements .iu' . The Burlington Route's Personally 1 Con- iJuQtect Excursions fo the Pacifle Coast are just the thing fpr people of moderate means, Cfteap—respeotable^comfortable n-e*ped.iM"ous. From Chicago every Wecfcesday evening ; fwn Ofnfthft every Thursday , rooming, '' Through. \ , to Franpiscp 'and. kos .Angeles K.J t Speculation success, MJI^ M^MM.^M. peotus and full information KJUIB, income, Invpstmentsplaoed. "' Mortoii, Ward & Co., 2 L - m ~ ,. •in'obarge',1* Secpnd cjpw? 'tickets, Cars .afe' parpeted 'ana' upholstered < vmKV w, *.r.,,wXii pHlopotowrts,; etp. 1 Only fO.OO, from,QbWBg9 ,«»4 15,09cftQBJ Qmfthft^.a^dwWe ^erth, w}4e'enpugh >il %W^ugh, fQ?/wc|,', '^|.^wt(| W m w ..l^^f^Mll.?^^ ^l^rfil! pWiKeel,^ effective way., 1 ' |l , i,,' Assist'Mature a little now'and theu^-wHU. a <geht,1e, cleansing la^^ive,'thereby .yen^oywig ,Qf feudiHg matter, frpui the st^naph bowels, ton^g up anA iiivigoratmg Jiver'.aM qwjckeuiug' its tardy ac and" you thereby rempve J-Ue cause .pfi a, t of djstj-ess^ig diseases, —. In Monti OEO county, nal wilt*r for i. rj -i h. 1 Until oad ) fme 'i^oe , Advise "us J>u4»e21s.teiy: '&'•&, *, , !—i—'"f 'A'j'"i|iu; *"n»7^™» ^ t * •" n "" 1= V \ ** ! *'»«< % M . i ^ . t' , , JfAeople >yp«^ ,pay'niQr$ jjiMBjtalV ,ta, f prppeVJy, reglUJ^UIg? l»W t ft!?H9''flW%W < po^gls^.^Jey' 1 ;',would*; lia,ve" 'l|s§^-<f^e?* tqufeijti;oQC8s^n>tQ ca»[ .WWS^OJSWV Vs^yl9^' t to ?Hl»*»S^<^ ^MfjW^^Wi ^f«b ti ^:iL ^ n w^X 1 ^* arjangejo toJa^eofl ^JbWP mrAi,^5!?,».?JX t '"i,/? 1 o*'^ RiirHtiortn iw»^! W&rS!t~*l>?^ *.^ **tf-> "Ti. ^y .j 1 *"!?^^ •i Tn, i J»KJH^^w>lJ»Mg^ra|*iJP wmtytotqmi jBratra'flWswjWJ- ; AKentr>BurliBKtDn, ,ffVH ff¥K«* ""JP^JV 11 *<2 "' K '**i ~ VSiS'liy-'^T&^lv'H^ ^ggftl?fB»l'U86te9.>;JiQ.>?|i. .Qffl.6feft|ji^ ? .i f , i^?^^^S^S^^ ! >&^^^i^«i,& t ft %flti^f •Fi^r T *"^ i «jfi^iT?* s ^'^ \SJtffi* • x^» f* ^ Mi* J 3jiSf ^ > ^d?ffilJS?>RlavmertGarda. ^ L^Si^I'

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