The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on May 8, 1895 · Page 6
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 8, 1895
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THE WKPUBLtCAS, ALtRA IOWA, gA* J t A SONG OF FATHERLAND. t**e wandered east, i'vo wandered west, In gypsy wise a random rorvmct. Of men and maidn I've knovm tho best, Like the far traveled king in Homer. but, oh, for the land that bore me I Oh, for the stout old land Of breezy Ben itnd winding clon And roaring flood and sounding strand. i've stood whore stands in pillared pride The shrine of Jove's spear shaking daughter, And humbled Persia stained tho tide O£ free Greek sous with heaps of Slaughter. I've stood upon the rocky crest Where Jove's proud eagle spreads his pinion, Where looked the god far oast, far west, And all he saw was Rome's dominion. I've sern the domes of Moscow fat, In green and golden glory gleaming, And stood where sleeps the mighty czar, By Neva's flood so grandly streaming. I've stood on many a famous spot Where blood of heroes flowed like rivers, Where Deutschland rose at Gravelotte, And dashed tho strength of Gaul to shivers. I'vo fed my eyes by Innd and sea, With sights of grandeur streaming o'er me But still my heart remains with thee, Dear Scottish land, that stoutly bore me. Oh, for tho land that bore me! Oh, for the stout old land, With mighty Bon and winding glen, Stout Scottish land, my own dear land I —John Stuart Oluckie. DUOLOG-UE. This is not a "problem story." Neither does it discuss tho advantages or disadvantages of having "new women" in our midst. It is a true tale. And it concerns a good man and a bad woman. They would never have met if tho London county council had conio into existence a few years earlier than it did, because he saw her at tho Empire. The exact date was Aug. 25, and it was a very hot night. The curtain had fallen on the last scene of tho ballet. The man rose from his seat and walked across tho promenade toward the bar. He passed several women, but he did not pass her. He had no intention of stopping, still less of speaking. Yet, when he raw her, he stopped, and when she stopped ho spoko. I do not remember what he said. _ They sat down together at a little table. A waiter brought them a cup of black coffee and a whisky and soda. Ho drank tho coffee. They talked, but again I cannot remember what they said. A man on the stage Hang a comic song. A woman on the promenade tainted and was carried away. Then she said, "Well, are you coming?" "No," he replied. "I don't know why I stopped or why I spoke to you. I am not 'one of the crowd' here. I am not a performer in the 'Comedy of Life,' I am only an onlooker." She stared at him. "Then why"— "I have told you I do not know. Perhaps I thought you looked out of place—here." "I have been here every evening for 1 2 months. I ought not <o look 'out of place.' " <! Why did you come?" "Do you expect me to answer that question in this building, surrounded by these people?" "I am sorry. Of course not. It would resemble a performance by 'The Independent Theater society,' I suppose?'' "I had better go, then, if you do not"— "No; stay and talk. Are you happy?" "Hardly." "Are you miserable?" "I am not sure." "Did you ever love anything?" "Yes." "What?" "Life—the trees and fields; the wild moorlands; the sea; the birds that sing in the hedgerows; the cattle in the fields; the horses and dogs at the farms. Yes, I loved life. I loved to feel the wind blowing in my face; I loved to smell tho scent of the heather; I loved to hear the song of the mountain streams. Ha, ha! I'm almost poetic! I'm"— "Goon." "That is all. Did you ever love anything?" "Yes." "Who?" 'No one—I mean only a dog." •Oh!" •But ho is dead." 'Of course." 'Why 'of course?' " "Because you loved him." The man lit a cigarette. "Do you believe in heaven?" "No; if I did, I should havo been dead long ago. I am afraid to die because I don't know what comes after death. I so long for—for peace—for something else—something beautiful— something to love. Do not laugh." "You are not a bad woman." "Yes, I am." "Then you ought not to have been one." "True. That is the cruel part of it." They watched the men and women promenading before them. Then the woman said,"It is a strange world." The man did not answer. Ho was thinking. She continued: "You are a Etrauge person. Where do you live? What do you do? How do you amuse yourself?" "Oh, I live alone, quite alone, now jay dog is dead. J watoh people. J listen to what they say, and—I think." "What do you think?" "J think that when he—whoever 'he' is—created men and women he ought to have made then} altogether gods or altogether animals. NO one in the world is hat>py, because no one is ever pertain whether he^-or she^-should live for the •real' or for the 'ideal.' And therefore taeu decided to seek for both, to £«, sometimes good a«4 sometimes bad, to j play at being goda once a week aM, beasts twice a weefe^iw fact, to Jive for j fee 'real' &M days out of the 7, A«d. sojneofus, youkuQW, osoaot, as the say• goes, 'do things by halves.' We 1 bo wbojly one thing qr the other. Thwe la no 'mediocru' for sojie of us. So Wo leave the choice to fate, and when fate has chosen for us the world rises and either browns us with tho laurel Wreath or paints us with colors from the devil's palate. The world is BO blind it cannot see that really we had no choice in the matter. I think sometimes fate makes a mistake. She grows Weary sometimes and gives the 'good' whero she ought to have given the 'bad. 1 " "She made a mistake when she chose for me. Say she made a mistake— please." "She made a mistake. 1 knew it the moment I saw your face. You were intended to show men the path to heaven. " "And I have only shown them the road to"— "Hush. Come With mo. Come home with me and rest. I live alone. I have never done any good in the world. I have never loved any one or helped any one. I am 'a good man.' It is not my fault. I was meant for 'a bad.' But as fato made a mistake you can trust me. I will try to help you. I Will try to make life beautiful for you. I will tako you where the sea murmurs among the rocks, where the wind blows the scent of heather across the great wild moors. Come with me"— The woman rose and gazed at the man with large, dreamy eyes. "What do you mean?" "I am going to make life beautiful and peaceful and pure—for you. " "Leave off dreaming," she whispered sharply. "Awake! Do you know whoro you are? Do you see the sort of people who surround us? This is no placo for dreams! It is time to go—good night. See here—you havo spoken strangely to me—you cannot understand what it means for a woman—like me— to hear a man—like you—speak as you havo spoken. My God! Why didn't I meet you before?" He laughed. "Because fate made a mistake." "Listen! You are a good man. Perhaps you won't bo ouo always—never i A*. mind the music—listen! When I'm dead, tell the world what you have told me. Yes, I know—it's nothing. That may be so, but tell them what happened tonight and what I said. You are^a good man, and you will do some good iu the world, because good men are rare. Do as I've said, and you'll help us women. Goodby. You don't know what you've done for me tonight, what I feel —goodby! When I'm dead—don't forget. Oh, I am a fool to"— Tho orchestra was playing "God Save the Queen," and the woman disappeared into the crowd. The man watched the electric lights go out. He lit a cigarette. Then some one told him it was time to leave the building. Ho ran out quickly into the street and searched for her, but she could not be found. And all this happened some time ago, as I have said, and it is all quite true. And the man has not forgotten his promise.—Pall Mall Budget. tHE BIG MEDICIME MAN] Bo* Wftiiftee Woft the frft-Mtfa ftti fectton and HAAf BcffonS* it» Ctj The Navajo Indians think so of William Wallace, & cousin oi efal Lew lace, tho author of Hur," tha believed may ere elect him of the tri dozen yi Wallace afflicted NAVA.TO BILL. lung disea went to Durango, Colo., for his hj He bought a pony and spent most] time riding about tho country. , on one of his journeys he stopf Farmiugton, N, M., a town GO south of Durango and located ne Navajo reservation, a tract of la miles' long and 90 miles wide. B ing interested in the red men, he trafrnd to tho very heart of their cu^-^ despite the fact that at that timf hey were none too friendly toward |tiite men. He soon acquired a knowleqp of the Navajo language, and the thrif and industry of the Indians led him tojbiuk very seriously of remaining with jfcem. He had many exciting osperienc&and narrowly escaped being killed i'n^ a number of occasions, but tho mdjrity of tho Indians became vory fond of- >im, and his popularity has steadiljy increased. '*;' One secret of his great success was the fact that he had considerable klowl- cdge of medicine and treated the sick Indians. He established a drug''.tore and soon became known to the Indians as tho Big Mediciuo Man. The vhite settlers, however, call him NovnjoBill. During his residence with tho NaVijoes ho has completely recovered his hialth and is so delighted with life on th( reservation that ho has no idea of ever leaving it. Ho takes part in ril. tho ceremonies of tho tribe, is alwayscon- sulted 'when any brave squaw or papoose is sick and is by far tho most influential man among the Navajoes. Sorno pessimists maintain that tho only good Indian is a dead one, but tho Navijoes aro hardly within this category. They are hard workers and have maintained themselves without assistance from the government, it is said, for over 80 years. With a white chief to direct their affairs and counsel with them they will doubtless rnako quicker strides toward civilization. l^l^e CLIMBING ROSES. Btttt, amm, urn LOAM IID tttttttffi lamfflHfflM. Aitibfose A. Call*, President. vtee-Pres. C. 1). Smith > ASS't.CMli. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK Climbers—Olti tli*t f he Crimson Rambler is a decided novelty. It Was introduced ffoin Japan id 1803. The plant is ft vigorous gfow- er, making shoots from 8 to 10 feet long in a season. A charmin g pillar rose—for covering trellises of buildings thete is nothing finer. The flowers are groWn in pyramidal panicles, each carrying many blooms. The individual flowers are 1 to IX inches in diameter, and remain in perfect condition on the plants for a long time. The color is bright, Vivid crimson. Another hardy climbing rose of re< cent introduction is the Climbing La France. Hitherto tho hardy climbing toses have been almost totally devoid of perfume, and none of them 'has that form and substance deemed requisite in $S0,000. Motiey oil hand ... _,_,-. Directors—Oi fit. Cftli; »!«?.** Witt. K. iiilitMi r" CASH OFFICERS AND A, IXOiarke.Pres., O.G. Chubb, Vice Free., Thos. H, Liuitry. Cashier, Oeo. L Galbvalth, Fred M. Miller, MyfonSchenck, t lios. K. Oooke. Algoiiii, GENERAL BANKING. Private Safety Depoflit Vaults. Interest Paid for Thiie Deposits. Le\vt?, H. Smith, Cashier CAPITAL $50,000 W, Wadswoitli. Harriet Devlne. . S . «. K. M. Hlcbmoml. JCres. B. F. .smith, Vlco Pres. A. H. Kiclirnoml, 0. .f, Leiiandcr, Ass't, Cash. Farmers' '& Traders' Savings " m e OTOTOB8-B, """Suohmond, N. B. Sheridan. A. IS. JMohtnenfl. B. V. Bmltb. SamuhJ Mayne.O. E. Mallory/J. N. Sheridan. Phosphorescent Light. Some experiments have been made in Franco to determine the specific action of a considerable lowering of temperature upon the brilliancy of certain bodies which shine in the dark after having been exposed to sunlight. Tubes of glass filled with the powdered sul- phides of calcium, barium, strontium, etc., all substances possessing the property of phosphorescence in a high degree, were exposed to the solar rays and afterward proved to be luminous in the dark, this being done in such a way .. to fix upon the memory the mean value of the progressive diminution of tho emitted light, and tho time also was noted during which the light was strong, less strong and weak respectively. The tubes were next placed in bright sunlight for one minute and then suddenly introduced into a double walled glass cylinder, the interspace of which was filled with nitrous oxide at 140 degrees C. In about five or six minutes the temperature of the tubes was some 100 degrees. They were then withdrawn, and when observed in a perfectly dark chamber no luminosity whatever was perceptible. As tho tubes recovered their normal temperature, however, the phosphorescence returned without the exciting agency of the sun's rays or of diffused light. These results were proved to be genera for all phosphorescent substances em ployed. Tho experiments showed, too ;hat the production of the phosphores cent light requires a certain movemen of the constituent molecules of bodies. GULLY'S PUGILISTIC GRANDFATHER. The Grandson of a Prizefighter Speaker 'of tho House of Commons. If any of the sporting blood of Pugilist John Gully runs in the veins of his grandson, William Court Gully, the new speaker of the British house of commons, he should have no difficulty in maintaining order. Ninety years ago John Gully was the Jim Corbett of Groat Britain. He was a shifty, two handed fighter and learned the rudiments of the fistic art while Man. Bearing in mind that, as far as gen eral configuration goes, the ground plan of the present continent have been about the same, only an occasional bit of land having been topped off, as in England, tho question arises, Is man an animal of the old world or of the new? If we descend from some anthropoidal ape, then that Asiatic or African monkey must have had a fair hand, and, above all else, a working thumb. Baboons run on all fours, but the gibbons, who are arboreal and live on fruits, have nicely developed thumbs and can pick a nut and shell it neatly. An American monkey has not these exact capabilities He does not depend on his hands to cling to a branch. He uses a fifth limb, which is his prehensile tail. The true gibbon is not, however, utterly a nut or fruit eater. If confined to that diet alone, a strictly vegetarian one, he pines. He likes eggs and devours small insects. Vary his diet in a menagerie, making him slightly omnivorous, and his condition improves. If not, then, for these arboreal ancestors, who had hands, we might never have been. Wo may then trace our origin from the old rather than from tho new one, but we really know but little about tho particulars.—New York Times. : W. C. GULLY AND JOHN GULLY. mprisoned as a debtor in Fleet prison, jondon. His tutor was Pearce, "The Chicken," then noted as the champion of England, and after he had acquired a jretty thorough knowledge of ring tac- iics he attempted to whip "The Chick en.'' The battle lasted two hours, during which Gully received very severe punishment and was finally dragged from tho ring by bis friends. When Pearoo died, Gully was offered the champion ship of England, but refusttd the title. In 1806 Gully whipped Bob Gregson, a pugilist of great size and strength. Gregson was not satisfied with tho ver diet, and the men met again, with the same result. Gully then became a pub lie house keeper, a bookmaker and horse owner and finally succeeded in breaking into parliament as a commoner from Pontefraot. His sou, J. Manby Gully, the sire of William Court Gully, was a well known physician who gained considerable unenviable notoriety in connection with the famous Bravo poisoning case 20 years ago. Mrs. E'lorenoe Bravo was alleged to have poisoned her husband that she might marry Dr. Gully. William Court Gully was born in London 60 years ago and was educated at Trinity college, Cambridge. He was called to the bar at tho Inner Temple in 1860. In 1877 ho became queen's counsel; ho was bencher of his inn in 1879 and was appointed recorder of Wigan in 1886. In 1880 and 1885 he unsuccessfully sought election to parlia ment from Whitohaveu, but was elected member for Carlisle in 1886 and has been in the commons over since. He is a man of little reputation and influence and merely gets the prize because abler men are deadlocked in a struggle for the office. Tho speaker's salary is $8(5,000 a year, and his pension when he retires is $30,000, THE CRIMSON RAMBLER. a high class rose. With tho advent of Climbing La France, these objections vanish, for it excels oven its parent La France in size and quality of flower, it retains tho poach pink color and the fragrance which have made La France the favorite it is. Climbing Queen of Queens,catalogued with tho new climbers, is a sprout from the well known hardy rose, Queen of Queens, of strong climbing habit, producing tho pink flowers of the parent variety, a valuable addition to the autumnal flowering climbing roses. Tho Pink Rover bears flowers of a pale pink hue. Tho growth is semiclimb- ing, and therefore desirable for pillars, standards or covering short distances of walls and fences. Tho Banksia roses are fine climbers for the greenhouse iu the north and the open ground in tho south. Tho roses are both white and yellow. Among tho old favorites Mareohal Kiel is counted as tho best yellow rose and Gloire de Dijon the next best in localities where they prove hardy. Cloth of Gold is also highly esteemed among tho tender climbing roses. Numbered with popular hardy climbing roses aro Baltimore Belle, Prairie Queen, Gem of tho Prairies and Triumphant. Items About Raspberries. Red raspberries nearly always find a ready salo at good prices in most markets, and they are as easily grown as any other fruit. For canning purposes they are also a favorite fruit, as they can bo made to retain their natural flavor moro easily than other berries. Yellow berries do not seem to sell well, at least not more, than to a very limited extent. In planting for market the best red varieties, which include tho Cuthbert, are advised. Readers whose vines are troubled with the raspberry authracnose will be interested to know that Professor W. J, Green of tho Ohio station has found the free use of the diluted bordeaux mixture quite effective in subduing tho disease. The first application should be made early in the spring before the leaves open, at which time the spraying should bo very thoroughly done. The second application should be made soon after the young. oaues appear above ground and the spray directed to them alone. The third application is to be made about two weeks from date of the second, taking the same precaution to spray the young canes only. The fourth and last application should be made just previous to the time of blooming in the same manner as advised for the sec* ond and third sprayings, Raspberry leaves are very tender, and the mixture injures them slightly, but not enough to preclude its use, especially if some care is taken to keep it off tho leaves of tho bearing canes. DON'T TAKE ANY CHANCES Abstracts of Title. ?X^^S^^A SU^^n«MSnt°e V f * Crood wot-kwill cost vou n o more than poor. Bring your work to us and you may be sure you get what, you pay for and take, no chances. L ESTATE FOANS, FARMS AND WILD LANDS. Opera House Block. HAY & RICE Algona, Io\va. OFFICE OVER ALQONA STATE BANK Real Estate, Loans, and Insurance. can sell you a nice new five-drawer Sewing Machine at $20, a still better one at ,$25, so it is not necessary to send your money east to get a machine mat when you get you will never know at what factory it is made, and when you should need repairs you may not iDe able to get them. It, also, is not necessary to think about the freight, for— W1NKEL PA YS THE FREIGHT. J. <D ® « e THE LIGHTNING AND TORNADO SEASON OPENS All kinds of Insurance sold by Tlie Bancroft Insurance Agency-J, A. Freeh, Prop. HK OFFERS THE FOLLOWING OOMFAMIKS FOR CONSIDERATION: Hartford Cash Capital. Assets. ,§4,000,000,00 §10,847,S1G.3(> . 2,000,000.00 . 1,000,000,00 Phila. i,ooo',ooo',oo Rockford, RocUford State, Dos Monies , • 5,588,058.00 6,751,908,00 5,191,055,00 3,345,353,00 1,863,697.00 1,031,527.00 403,314.00 BFNEFIT LIFE 107,000.00 _ _ ___.), 339.000; Policy holders, §1,103,000; Cash surpl waldYn death losses. 1 . LIFE AND ACCIDENT. Aetna Life & Accident Insurance Co • • • • Assets, WB,OTr,6 Wo believe this is as good a statement as can be made by any agency in the and wo solicit your patronage. 910,180,000, S| is ml/ m Tho Emperor Fo-hi, the first of his line, is the Chinese model of politeness, He is said to Ijaye heea so civil that hi always spoke, even of himself, with profound, respect, 9»d when the Chiwe habit of self depreciation is>'- ed this degree of civility will be Ptm't Triw Postal Cards. It is ruled by the postal authorities that any reduction of the size of a postal card by clipping, rounding off the corners or otherwise will subject the receiver of the oaicl to a charge of " J cent on delivery. This makes the cost of postal card equivalent to jsiiot's »K>uW» Fining According to Mr- Cross, iu his memoirs of his wife, tho reason, she tools the uanjo of George Elliot was, as ^e explains it, "Because Georgo was Mi'- Lewes' Christian name, and, EUot Wft8 a gp,od, mouth ailing, easily pronoujjoej Word." ToJfl by Horticulturists, To got the best results with sweet peas they should be planted early, There should bo an ample root growth before the beat of summer comes. The GoJdejj oak grows rapidly also and is suitable for small lawns if out back from year to year, One of the best known plants for shaded places and particularly for grow* |ng under trees is the common creeping myrtle or periwinkle. Brinokle's Orange, Caroline and Golden Queen, are the best of the yellow raspberries, but with the exception of the flrst they are not superior in »»y way to the red* J, H. Hale of Oouiieotiout, a. success- fuj peaohgrower, says that ho shortens in the new woM from oue4hfrd. to one- half in tho spring when the fruit bu,dj begin to swell, Weir's out )e,ave4 njapje is a fast growing, graceful tree. White or yellow raspberries are wwl- ly softer thaw toe rede or blacks an4 bring lower pri°J9 iu m wb°t. Wo U^e ftO'W ft r( ^l yellow aster, *f h.e flowers a?e almost jjatf kaW 8 & * ESTABLISHED 1880. RYAN* (Successors to 0. L. iW >uyQur p&pwty for what It i» worth, floi^ w*»t» wyr ttnw W IU. Yours res;K)Ott»Uy' WftPsfffiffgf MULUOA& QMNSTEDT, Props. " ftU kinds, Irau aueL byajis e«,8t]n * and boiler wort > * •*

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