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>'' ' . '•• •J. ' "^ /* * I ^,u A ( C »' ' f 1 * '* * J p**" v. / i^ »••» * ? r * ' j - >% i MttntHt AMtdNA, IOWA, WfflPNESDAY, JUNE 6. .... A tUilvcrSrt.1 fdWF* ; life ffllfl, -wliica Is'tt jmuijr tolflg! fof emit is ntt ^..,^ „., ptofessiftfC T sftfr profcsi i ftdf feedly, fof art Criticism id Vdtt M»W 4 dtell rtftd 1 ntq Mohds, We soft $6M deal ttf cadi otliW, and we' often Sbfe ft'ftlifio togetlief, since -we bom re !tt the siaine nolgubot'liood. The tier* night we Wtfc fitting in his dink fo6m, dvei- n, glass of whisky. 'ft Itftrte you won't Ihink it ft liberty, il!, 1 * 1 said, "but why on eni'tii don't M g6t rid of that nwful Iwuh'ity V" atid .ifctrHointBd to ft big canvas that hung in *,'*iKG. tflficc of lionor, and which I knew ff, f&ni'c&fefltfed Lake Como. k ft was an execrable daub, IloW any fivMlfi Hfotchding to culture coma mi' '- \ tjlttshlngljf exhibit tt tttion his walls was '', ttun'e than I could undcrslttud, But 'thews It was in the place of honor, and -, them tt had been as long as i Could re' , taembtu'. It hadn't one redeeming font- It 1rf6{ It wasn't good enough for/ a sigu- ' fcOfti'd. > Wormwood Gall chuckled, ho smtlcd, > and then ho shook his head. ".It's no , use, Fiustols, my boy,' 1 he said, "1 shall , not gratify your not unnatural curi- * ostty. There It is, as you'sec! 1'he why ,' iind whei-efot'e of its being there, Tas- teis, is iny business." , I was piciucd. There was, then, a mystery, a history, or a something about the abomination. I smoked in «ilence for a lew mhmtcs, and 1. ad- <lress«l Gall once more. "I have pono- • trnled. the mystery, my boy," I said, at tengtti; '.'i see it all. The man who fails in jirt invariably takes to criticism. You lirobably perpetrated it yourself; It was your magnum opus; hence your extraordinary affection for It. Gall," I said soothingly, "don't you think it would be less offensive, old man, if you fcung it upside down?" "Upon my word, I think you are right," said Gall, very suavely. Ho couldn't have painted It himself, or he wouldn't have takcu my suggestion tin coolly. "Have a good look at it," he said. •"You should see it by daylight; it's a wonderful picture." "And who, in tlie name of goodness, painted itV" "A very smart fellow, indeed,", replied Gall. "I wish he hadn't been quite so smart, though, all the same,'" and. then ho laughed. "I keep that picture in this room," he said, "to teach me humility. I keep it as a memento of my own folly. I get awfully chaffed about it, as you know; it Is, as you say, an abomination, a monstrosity, a tea- tray. But your'e not always right, after all. Pastels. I didn't begin as an unsuccessful artist; I never got so far as thai; I never got beyond the study—the' respectful study—of art. I've always had a small independence of my O'wn. I've visited all i:he great galleries of Europe,'and I know something, though n very little, about the old masters. They're out of fashion altogether just no>v; but when I was quite a young man it was very much the other way. Old masters were in fashion then, and they were continually being discovered -or manufactured to meet the extraordinary demand for them. I was very fond of the old masters, and mine was a genuine fondness. , I became a connoisseur. I could tell the real article from the imitation at a glance. Many an insolent impostor did I unmask in my early days. The dealers hated me, and the collectors themselves were afraid of me. I wasn't contented with Retting my knowledge .from books; I -tyemt to fee fountain head, and I studied the old masters of Italy iu Italy itself. I lived at Home, at Naples, Bologna and 1'errara , Venice, Padua, Siena and Florence. I saw every picture of note in Italy, and I Inseipected acres of shams. I learned one thing .for certain—that nothing really good or genuine was to be had, save at an exorbitant price; and that •even then it was very difficult to get It out of the country, as there was an •excessively strict law in Italy against exportation of works of art. "Well, -I discovered a real Raphael. You needn't laugh—I say I discovered 41 real iiaphael. It was a St. Sobaslian, aud 1 bought it for 200f. from a Jualer In old Iron in Rome. It was a very •.fine head, and, when I bought tho picture, there was the head and nothing more. It was nuintad on a thick jpanel of'poplar wood. It was so dirty t'wt one could havi; scraped off tho -fllt'i of ages with a trowel before one •came to the picture at all. There was • tuu face—the beautiful, refined, expressive face, looking ecstatically to- "wnrd heaven; and that was all you saw —that, and absolutely nothing else. I worked o nthat picture for a month, I got the dirt off easily enough; aiid •wlion I 'hud removed that, there was Troy beaxttiful St.. Sebastian, bound to his tree in a bosky dell, pierced by many arrows. But the whole picture -was covered with several layers of -dark varnishes, discolored by time. The •work was an early one of Raphael's UniUrian period, and, strange to say, •was dated 1502, The signature was •unmistakable and characteristic; that tu?d the face were visible enough; the * yesfc of tUe picture could only be jntlis- 4lnet}y seen on account of the coats of ', vornisu/Qver Jt, I had bought the thing ply for the head. When I first beta come upon thu signature I very r}y fainted, The more I stared at tl;e more I became convinced of my tyempudous responsibility. I didn't dare 1 tij call In a professional picture restorer? for }f ouce the fact were known t£?it I was the possessor of such u •^priceless treasure it was quite certain ^biit J should never be able to get it #way from Italy. I felt that the safest ihiug tQ do was to smuggle it out by ', Iwok py |)y crook, a.nd. wijeri I got it " 6|, to place it" iii the hands of a petent restorer, who would remove 'successive coats of time-darkened p-nlsb without destroying tho magical [jjges. which doubtless existed beneath «B,ut | was young, J was impatient, burne4 to look upon iny treasure. frt fe|t that J couldn't wait, I went to "•'•" ~ " Brsttl, the most poted ' ajjd. regtojrjr in Rome, pf kirn for a month. I » Tl'PJun, Pastuls; and me, J 4eter^Jn,^4 to pom- »paft ; |iie Ba frtctutc' Wftfc< rtrffre huMfetl ftnH ^Ighty yeafS dtd, It lottkell tlimtfli it had jflst left tlie onsd. , "Arid then iny real tfohbUsj; begdtt. ,1-JdW was 1 to get ft picture five feet hlgu by fotir feoi Wide, without 'do; ftidtloii, otit of the country? If it him only bcMi a danvfls, 1 cotlld hate rolled it up; but it Was ft gToat, tmcrompfornis 1 - ing panel of poplar" wood, as I Imre said, an inch thick. At last I hit upon a brlllinnt Idea. I would purchase a modern picture of a similar sttfo, t Would frame it Ih a big fi-nme. under tho ranvas 1 would place my treasure, beneath that I would tmt a plain canvas, thus sandwiching my Rnphaol, and hiding It from the inquisitive eye of the Italian custom-house officials, 1 went the rounds of tho studios to Hud a cheap work of tho requisite dimensions. t came across the atrocious daub which you havo jcrltlclsed, I bought it. 1 had a big frame mndd for it— an unusually thick 0110. I carried out my plan, and taking a last fare- ,woll glance at St. Sebastian, I carefully screwed him into the frame, behind tho dreadful Oomo, and backed him up with the blank canvas I had ordered; and then I stood the '.Lake of Como' Up against the wall and .gassed. at It in triumph. I went .out to see to my passnort and to order n. packing case. When I returned home, to my intense disgust, I fomv 1 the Oavalierc Bratti gauing'at the 'Lake of Como' in astonishment. '1 don't know, which to admire most, excellency,' said: that clever connoisseur, ' with true Italian politeness, 'the delightful landscape or the magnificent frame in which It is enshrined.' Ho then mado some paltry excuse to explain his presence 1 , and took ihls leave, Next day tho case came home from the carpenter's. I fixed the frame into It by moans of foiu- big screws, and then ,t closed tho case, and that very day I started for home. "At Clvlta Veochia, my port of departure, the custom house officers insisted on opening the case. When they saw tho 'Lake of Como, they were perfectly satis/led. "Pastels," said .Gall, very solemnly, "when I opened the' case at homo 1 very nearly .went mad. Between the two canvasses liherc was no 'St. Sebastian;' there was nothing but an old modern drawing board, 5ft. by 4ft." "Who on earth stole the picture?" I cried. Gall smiled. "I only found out last year," ho snid. "I went to the Italian exhibition— I had a season ticket. I'm fond of airing my Italian, and I used to air it there; and 1iherc I mfucle tlie zicqunhitance of Poggi, the buffo. Ho was an amusing fellow enough, AV.IS Poggi. and wonderfully fat; and though he looked like a jack-pudding, yet there was something about Poggi that attracted me. I was certain that I had soon tho fellow before, and that I had talked with him. All of a sudden it came back to me — he was the man who had painted tho 'Lake of Como.' I pumped" Poggi; and then I got the story from him. Pogj;i had secretly gone to my lodgings to take a farewell glance at his dreadful masterpiece, the 'Lake of Como.' He found it magnificently framed; his pride was gratified, but it struck him that the picture was a little askew. He moved the frame from the wall to get tho canvas level; to his astonishment the back of the canvas that he saw was not the back of his chef d 1 oouvre. He examined it. In an instant he had discovered the secret. He and the Cavallero Bratti put their heads together; they stole my great Raphael and replaced it by an old drawing "board that very night. " 'Slgnor," cried Poggi, 'the Cavalierc Bratti is a robber! He has sold the great Bratti Raphael to the Italian government for a fabulous amount, and ho won't give mo a single scudo!' '"Slgnor Poggi,' I replied, with a low bow, 'tho atovy you've told me interests me deeply. I was tho millionaire, iis you called him, who bought your "Lake of Como." You aro the other— robber, I think was the expression you used— stole tlho "St. Sebastian" from me. I AVUS the. original discoverer and owner of tho great Bratti Raphael.' " 'Signer," ho said, 'I'm not feeling well,' and then he turned and fled, and I've never seen him since." HELD UP A FLORIDA CHURCH. Travelers All Hut Sii.-itllinR-sea l u Order to liaise a Debt, We met with a novel experience in our travels in Florida by straying into one of their churches one bright Sabbath mcrnicg, says tho Washington Star. A handful of natives graced the pews, Tho sermon over, a gentleman stepped forward and very significantly and emphatically requested no 0110 to leave the church and proceeded to organize a business meeting for the purpose of raising funds to meet a Inrgis deficit in tho treasury, A very clear statement of the state of their finances was mado and the plates passed for contributions, The response not meeting approval, the speaker warmed up to his subject, and tho pojllo request was followed by a pressing demand, which was worded in this fashion: "If we would give generously they would not be forced to lock Hie doors and call upon us 'to stand and deliver,' " As wo had given what we supposed was o liberal donation in the jnoriiing collection, we did not feel that we were the parties spoken to, hut very soon we be* came conscious from tho glum-efi thrown freely in our direction that it was becoming a personal matter, and tl'.e indications were that we were the only tourists in attendance. The gentleman, went on to stiUo, as they found us unresponsive, "that almost all of the iuo»ey use4 in building this church. came from the uortU of Mason mKl Dix- ou's line, that they kept it cool and ventilated in summer and warm in Winter for us, and they wished us to understand that thoy expected us to support tho church," and the plate was again pus e ed- The assurau-a with which the demand was mode provoked us to decided resistance, and, to use the mildest expression, tho situation, became awkward and embarrassing. As we had nbver been In tha building before, $u<J wew not likely <o be there agi|Jn,'we ( bore the p,Qrsc'i»uUon,itt si- wlia$ next, woBJ4 hap-, st w fift SOftS OP LABbfi. j 'A . . .J PliwtHg tyfttnfcn tt file* 1*in fcmployers. tipbn Cfuel BROOKLYN, Juno 3.— Rov. T. Be Wit Talmage, who is JioW on his round' the*world journey, has chosen as the subject for to-day: "Martyrs of the Needle," the text being Matthew xixs 24, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle." Whether this "oye of tho needle" be the small gnto at the side of the big gate at tho entrance of the wall of tho ancient city, as is generally interpreted, or the eye of a needle such as is tiow handled in sewing ti garment, I do not say. In either case it Would be a tight thing for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. ^ But there are whole caravans of fatigues and hardships going through the eye of the sewing woman's needle. Very long 1 ago the needle was busy. It was considered honorable for women.to toil in olden time, Alexander the Great stood in his palace showing garment's made by his own mother. The finest tapestries at Bayeux were made by the queen of William the Conqueror. Augustus the emperor would not wear tiny garments except those that wore fashioned by some member of his royal family. So let the toiler everywhere be respected! The greatest blessing that could have happened to otir first parents-was being turned out of Eden after they had done wrong. Adam and Eve, in their perfect state, might p have got along without work, or only such slight employment as a perfect garden, with no weeds in it, demanded /.But, ns soon as they had sinned, the best thing for them was to be turned out where they would have to work. We know what a withering thing it is for a man to havo nothing to do. Good old Ashbel Green, at four score years, when asked why he kept on working, said, "I do BO to keep out of mischief." We see that a man who has a large amount of money to start with has no chance. Of the thousand prosperous and honorable men that you know nine hundred and ninety-nine had to work vigorously at the beginning. But I am now -to tell you that industry is just as important for a woman's safety and happiness. The most unhappy women in our communities to-day are those who have no engagements to call them up in the morning; who, once having risen and breakfasted, lounge through the dull forenoon in slippers down at the heel and with dishevelled hair, reading the last novel; and who, having dragged through a wretched forenoon and taken their afternoon sleep, and having spent an hour and a half at their toilet, pick up their card-case and go out to make calls; and who pass their evenings waiting for somebody to come in and break up the monotony. Arabella Stuart never was imprisoned in so dark a dungeon as that There is no happiness in an idle woman. It.may be with hand, it may be with brain, it may be with foot; but work she must, or be wretched forever. Tho little girls of our families roust be started with that idea. Tho curse of our American society is that our young women are taught that the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, tenth, fiftieth, thousandth thing in their life is to get somebody to take care of them. Instead of that, the first lesson should be, how, under God, they may take care of themselves. The simple fact is that a majority of them do have to take care of themselves, and that, too, after having, through the false notions of their parents, wasted the years in which they ought to have learned how successfully to . maintain Ihem- selvea AVe now and hero declare the inhumanity, cruelty, and outrage of that father and mother, who pads their daughters into womanhood, having given them no facility for earning their livelihood, Madame do Stael said; "It is not these writings that I am proud of, but the fact that I have facility in ten occupations, in any ouo of which I could make a livelihood," Have you nothing better than money to leave your children? If you have not, but send y°ur daughters into the world with empty brain and unskilled hand, you are guilty of assassination, homicide, regicide, infanticide. There are women toiling in our cities for S3 and $1 P er week, who were the daughters of merchant princes, These suffering ones now would ba glad to have the crumbs that once fell from their father's table. That worn-out, broken shoe that she wears is the lineal descendant of tho §13 gaiters in which her mother walked and that torn and faded calico had ancestry of mag" nificent brocade, that swept Broad way clean withotit any expense to the street commissioners. Though you live in an elegant residence, and fare sumptuously every day, let your daughters feel it is a disgrace to them not to know how to work. I denounce the idea, prevalent in society, that thcTugh pur young women may embroider fclipr pers, and crochet, and make mats for lamps, to stand on, without disgrace, the idea of doing anything 1 for a" livelihood is dishonorable, It is a shame for a young woman, belonging to a large family, to be inefficient when, the father toils his Ufa away for her support It is a, shame for a daughter to be idle while bar jnother toils at the w%i?h.-tub. Jt is as uonovabto to sweep hoiise, make beds, or ti'iflj hats, as it js tp twist a watch chain, 4e far as I can, u/j4tfrstan4j +^° •»«« That Ottf jy"0t)ri£ women maf Ihe feMSttfe' W dofttg" disho«re*< ..&rk» f shall p-a'rUcnldttsW.*' ¥fiu may knit ft ttdy fo? the bttek of an af nV chair, but by 1 no means mrtke the money wherewith to buj? tho chair. Ybtt iflay, wl£h delicate bfttsh, beatiti' fy & mantel o;'riatflent f brtt die rather than eal-ii enough to buy a marble mantel. You mfty learn arttdtic music until yott cah squall Italian, but never sing ''Ortonvilla" or "Old Hundred." De nothing practical, if you would, in the eyes of refined society, preserve your respectability. 1 sC'oUfc these finical notions. 1 tell you no woman, any raor than a tnan, has a ftright to occupy A place iu this world unless she ptijs a rent for it, , If we want a place iti this world we must earn it. Ihe partridge makes its own nest before he occupies it The lark, l>y its morning song, earns its breakfast before it eats it; the Biblo gives an intimation that the first duty of on idler is to starve, .When it says if ho "will not work, neither shall ho eat 1 * Idleness ruins iho health; and very soon Nature says, "This man has refused to pay his' rent; ontwith himl" Society is to be reconstructed on the subject of .woman's tdil. A vas.ti majority of thbso who Would have Woman industrious shut her up to a few'kinds of work, My judgment in this matter is, thata woman has a right to do any thing 1 she can do well. There-shottld be no department of merchandise, mechanism, art or science .barred against her. If Miss Hosrner has genius for sculpture, give her a chisel. If .Rosa Bouheur has a fondness for delineating animals, let her make "The Horse Fair." If Miss Mitchell will, study astronomy, lut her mount the starry ladder. If Lydia will be a merchant let her Sell pur pie. if Lucretia Mott will preach the gospel, let her thrill with her womiinly eloquence tho Quaker meeting house. It is said if woman is given such opportunities she will occupy places that mlg-ht be taken by men. I say if she have more skill and adaptedness for any position than a man has let her havo it! Khe has as much right to her bread, to her apparel, and to her home as men have. But it is said that her nature is so delicate that she is iinfltted for ex- haustirig toil. I ask in the naine of all past history what toil on earth is more severe, 'exhausting and tremendous than toil of tho needle to which for ages she has-been subjected? The battering-ram, .the sword, the carbine, the battle-axe have, made no such havoc as the needle. I would that, these living sepulchres in which women havo for ages been buried might be • opened, and that some resurrection trumpet might bring up these living corpses to the fresh air and sunlight, I go still further, and say that women should have equal compensation with men. By what principle of justice is it that women in many of our cities get only two-thirds as much pay as men, and in many cases only half? Here is a gigantic injustice— that for work ecjually well, if not better done, woman receives far less compensation than man. Start with the national government: for a long while women clerks in Washington got $900 for doing that for which men received $1,800. To thousands of young women in our cities to-day there is only this alternative: starvation or dishonor. Many of the largest mercantile establishments of our cities are accessory to these abominations; and from their largo establishments there are scores of souls being pitched off into death; and their employers know it. Is there a God? Will there be a judgment? I tell you, if God rises up to redress woman's wrongs, many of our large establishments will be swallowed up quicker than a South American earthquake ever took down a city. God will catch these oppressors between the two mill stones of his wrath, and grind them to powder! I hear from all this land the wail of womanhood. Man has nothing to answer to that wail but flatteries. He says she is an angel, She is not. She knows she is not. She is a Ivuman being, who gets hungry when she has food, and cold when she has no fire, Give her no more flatteries; give her justice! There aro about 50,000 sewing girls in New York and Brooklyn. Across the darkness of this uight I hear their death groan. It is not such a cry as comes from those who are suddenly hurled out of life, but a slow, grinding, horrible wasting away, Gather them before you and look into their faces, pinched, ghastly and hunger Struck! Look at their fingers, needle? pricked and blood-tipped! See that premature stoop in the shoulders! Hear that dry, hacking, merciless cough! At a large meeting of these women, held in a hall in Philadelphia;, grand speeches were delivered, bwt a needle woman tool? the stand, threw aside her faded sbawi,and with her shriveled arm, hurled a very thunderbolt of eloquence, speakiBg put the horrors of her own cxperipnco. Stand at the corner of a street iu New York in the very early morning, as tlie women go to thejr work. Many of thorn had no 'breakfast except the crumbs that were left over from the night before, or a crust they phew pn their way through the street- Here they come! The working girls of the city! Thftso engaged in bead'work, j lh.ese in flower-making, in millinery, enamelling, cigar-making, book-bind' i ing, labeling-, feather-picking, pr^nt- j ooloriujf, paper-box making, but, jnos.t I overworked of all, and least ppmpon- ! sated, the sewing-women. Why do they not take the pity cars on thoir way UP? They can not afford the five ccjiits,! -If, concluding to d,eny her'&elf 1 ',1x8 gets in Jo* t»e car, 1 -Ofle Snbbalh hlgitt, ifi 'the 6f my clinfdh. after s6fvide A womftft faffin convulsions. The A&et&t said she needed medicine riot 's» much as something to eat. As she began* to ?&> vivMaherdellntm, she said, gasp* iflgly: "fiighi cents! Eight c'enlEs! fclfflit cents! I Wish I 6ould gel it done! 1 wish. 1 could get Some sleep, but 1 must get it done! Eight Cents! Eight cents!" We found afterward that she wfla making, garments at 8 cents apiece, and that she could inako but three of them in a day. Hear it! Three times eight are twenty-four! Hear it, men and women who have comfortable homes! Some of the worst villains of the city are the employers of these women. They beat them down to the last ppnny, and try to cheat them out of that. The woman must deposit a dollisr or two before she gets the garments to work on. When the work is done it is sharply inspected, the most insignificant flaws picked out, and tho wages refused) and sometimes the dollar deposited not given back. The Women's Protective Union reports a case where one of these poor souls, finding a place where she could get more Wages ( resolved to change employers, and went to get her pfiy for work done. The employer says: "I near you are going 1 to leave me?"—"Yes,' 1 she said, "and I have come to get what you o We me." He made no answer. ' She said: "Are you not going to pay me? 11 —"Yes," he said, "I will pay you;" and he kicked her down the stairs. How are these evils to be eradicated? What have you to answer, j'ou who sell coats, and have shoes made, and contract for the southern and western markets? What help is there, what panacea, what redemption? Some say: "Give women tho ballot." What effect such ballot might havo on other questions I ain not hero to discuss: but what would be the effect of femai suffrage upon woman's wages? I do not believe that woman will ever get justice by woman's ballot. The dying actress whoso life had been vicious said: "The scene closes. Draw tho curtain." Generally the tragedy comes first, and tho farce afterward, but in her life it was first tho farce of a useless life, 'and then tho tragedy of a wretched eternity. Compare tho life and death of such a one with that of some Christian aunt that was once a blessing to your household. I do not know that she was over offered a hand in marriage. She lived single, that untrainmelled she might be somebody's blessing. Whenever tho sick were to be visited, or the poor to bo provided with bread, she went with a blessing. She could pray, or sing "Rock of Ages," for any sick pauper who asked her. As she got older, there were days when she was a little sharp, but for the most part Auntie was a sunbeam—just the one for Christmas eve She knew better than any one else how to fix things. Her every prayer, as God heard it, was full of everybody who had trouble. The brightest things in all tho house dropped from her fingers, She had peculiar notions, but the grandest notion she ever had was to make you happy. She dressed well—Auntie always dressed well; but her highest adornment was that of a meek and quiet spirit,' which, in the sight of God, is of great price. When she died you all .gathered lovingly about her, arid as you carried her out to rest the Sunday school class almost covered the coffin with japonicas; and the poor people stood at the end of the alley, with their aprons to their eyes, sobbing bitterly; and the man of the world said, with Solomon, "Her price was above rubies;" and Jesus, as unto the maiden in Judea, commanded: "I say unto thee, arise'." HISTORY MADE BY LUCK, Mnny Notnblo Events Have Occurred UeoaiiHO of Trivial Ilupponiugs. Dr, Lafforty, of New Orleans, recently delivered a lecture on "Lee's Lack of Luck." The doctor told how two English snobs, at a restaurant in Paris, by their sneers drove Murat out of service as n waiter and through this accident Murat became marshal of Franco and kinff of Naples, Samples of lucky accidents were numerous in ancient and modern history and there were also many examples that went to show how many of tho ancients believe in good luck or good fortune. Napoleon had lost Waterloo through the mere accident of bringing on an attack of sick headache through eating onion and lamb against the advice of his physician, In I860 a, quarrel between Conkling and Blaine decided the presidency of the United States many years afterward, when Blaine ran against Cleveland, Abraham Lincoln, after being a member of congress, desired to secure a clerkship in Washington, Init he was defeated by Justin Jlutterfleld, Ha was disappointed, but had he not been defeated he would have spent his life in obscurity instead of becoming pres' jdent of the United States, Oliver Cromwell was once on board, a ship bound for America, bi?t he was taken back by a constable, and tho result \vas that ho became one of the greatest men England over knew. Ulysses Grant would pot have been g military man had it not been that his rival for a. West Point cadetship had been found 4o have six toes on each foot instead oJ! flve. The groat silver mine, the "Silver Ring," had. been discovered by the lucky accident of a prospector throwing a piece of rock at a lassy mule. Tha patents applied for in Washing- tyro lust year number 40,000, Tha total nuinber of pa.tont<s outstanding pjj January I vv%s 545, OOQ. T,h,a ro- X&.-> r'» ji That Tir£d Fcefirtg "I was troubled With diabetes and tnra several dootoro ana different SBddlclncs with* out avail. Atlcf taking three bottles of Hood* pavilla Sarsaparilla 1 had ft good appetite, and win llovo if It, had not been for Hood's Sat'saparllla I would have been dead Boffio tlmo since.* J. S. WATMIHK, Deodavlllo, Indiana, Hood's Pills «•«! purely vegetable, ami do purge, pain oi 1 gripe. Sold by all.druggists. not i »na people I I whohnve wank Innps or Asthma, should uso Pi.so'aCure for j Consumption. It bus cured [ I thonimmln. Ithnn not Injtir-1 I ed one. It Is not hiul to tako. I ] Itlstllo bestcotiphoyriip. Sold ovdrrwhern. J55c. il ELY'S CREAM BALM CURES PRICE 50CENTS, ALL DRUGGISTS Davla' Cream Separator Clium, power hot water and feed .cooker combined. Affents wanted. Send for circular. All sizes Hand Cream Separators. Davis <fc liaaldii B. & M. (Jo. Chicago. 4fAt H EOADt'H Dealers supplied on terms of fTttbilU r&rc,ll National \Yiill Paper Co. Bond for samples. Lathrop-lUioiula Co.,I;ea51olnes ? Ia fc i Wood water tunics of nil Blzes. i Write for piicca. stutlnx your ' noede. (Joo.A.Carter, DesMolnes. DES MCJINES 7th A Mulberry ;ostl mates free. , Horae 1'ou'ors, Self Feeders, Etc. JL A U O, * Bo* ^B^ M H JWB. JL *» ^.^ — * JOHN S. BAVIS' SDKS, Manufacturer*, Davenpoi-t. lowiu Catalogue Ifreu. Illustrated catalogue showing AUGEKSy BOOK DRILLS, BYDRlUMO AND JETTING MAOHINEBY, etc. BENT FBDU. Have been tested and nil warrantee!* Sioux City Enjclne ft Iron Works, Successors to Pech MfB. Co.. Sioux City, Iowa. 1217 Union Ave,'; Kansas City, Mo. ~ CANNOT SEE HOW YOU DO IT AND PAY FREIGHT. , ..« JO our S drawer walntU or oak fea- i - - proved High Arm Singeraewtaffmadiin* AM fitwly ttnUhcd, nicV-1 p'.iUed, »danud to llihfc and henry work; pn* rant coil forlOinnrij with Antumatle Bobbin^Vlndpr, flelf-Th rending Cylla* cter Shuttle, flfir.SelUitir Nrrilla and a cnmpUtv - .. >ft of Steel AUnebuientujjhlppfld any whore on. ™ * 50 Dnj'i Trial* No money required In advtnet. 7ff,000 now fnuse. World'oFalrMedaUwordfldniacliiaoanci attachment*. Buy from factory and aare daalort) and ngent'j profit*. ~ Cat Thin Out and vend to-day for mnoblna or lariro frM . - -. _. flntalocue, testimonial! ami Gltrnptes of the World'a Frftr,, OXFORD MFQ. CO.SMVT&tohMt.OHIOAOO.ILl. TOURIST TRAVEL To COLORADO RESORTS Will net In early thin year, and the Grant Rook lalancl Route baa already ample nnaperfvet »r- ranitumenta to transport the many who wilt talc* in tlia lovely cool of Colorado's HIGH ALTITUDES. , The Track i a perfect, and double over Important lilvlnlonn. Tram Equipment the very hut, and 'ft loud Vtxtllmlod Train called the BIO FIVE leaven Cliioagn dally at 10 p. m. and arrives second morning at Denver or Colorado Sprlnga (or breakfast. Any Coupon Ticket A Kent oan iclvo yon rates, and further Information will bo cheerfully and quickly re- ononded to by addressing JNO 8RBA8TIAN. General Fasieocer Agent, Chicago. FELLOWS CHRONIC NERVOUS AND PRIVATE DISEASES, llook, "Perfect Manhood »j.w» ^sxsKra^nnd Worrmnlioocl and Hotr -., Attained," f coo. Consultation free l>y mall or '|ft beruon. You <'an lie cured- Send for free symptom* dlanks. Capital Jan. lildg., 41(14th St., Don Moluee, U. Offers superior advantages!!) the following colleges Lcttcrc* anU Science, !!il>lf««J, Orator* I?" 1 ' Noriital, Binrfnetm, 4r|, fflutJlpali J,«w, Jtleilf cal a»£ PJiiirniiu'r. Good en" dojymcnts, excellent buildings, 6 C able instructors. 807 students, Location and general surroundings unsurpassed. Catalnmie free. Address. - osMoines.lsi, - ' "• s ' ffie DM Process 3S T o Alkalies Other" — Oft— are used in the ot irealfastCocoa tvfi /C/l $(( <4f)$Q$UtQlli i Jjiti'tl tind QQfwb^Qm 'dMsmorHllwnlhrcott ' )t.(mi(," ~

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