The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1894 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 3, 1894
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I0WJL 0, 1894 last my dear friend lay dying while NOrma held one of his hands, 1 the other. What else was there for him to do, since Norma Would not marry him? And yet, if a woman ever loved a man she loved himj and as I sat Jlttd studied these two wretch ed mortals—he dying of poison administered by his own hand in ft moment of rash desperation because she had refused to marry him, and she tortured by an inconceivable agony of consciousness that she was the cause of tho tragedy and that in a sense his blood was upon her head, and that in his death she was losing all that life held precious for her, as I studied the strange and tragic incongruities that mingled with the other world shadows which flitted about the room, I wondered, hardened physician though I was, at the variety of human perversityancl the suffering that issues from it. Here, I reflected, was a girl, not a child, blessed with an uncommon array of gifts—a soul as wholesome and pure as the odor of roses, a mind both broad and strong, both wise and intelligent, a heart filled with all the tender charms which make their possessor a benefaction to the race, and a person winsome and beautiful; yet through one of these unaccountable wnims which mark the best of her sex as the easiest victims of fanaticism, she had placed in her heaven a guiding star that glowed dull with an ugly crimson that night. I had exhausted the resources of my skill to save my friend's life, for I loved the brave, petulant, kindly lad; and when I realized that all was in vain and heard his confession, I had summoned her in order thatshe might suffer, in seeing him die, all the cruelest tortures that life could hold for one so sensitive as she. So there she sat in the dim light, holding his liand and looking steadily, unwaveringly into his pain-drawn face and staring eyes, her own face blanched, her own eyes expressing the agony which I was joyed to see. No words passed between them. At last he shivered, closed his eyes and sighed wearily and then all was over.\ I'laid down the limp hand, passed around the bed to the side at which Norma sat, and touched her arm. Her head had sunk upon the bed, but her hand still held her dead lover's tightly. Seeing her thus so crushed and hopeless, the mean revenge -which I had gratified yielded to pity. I unclasped her rigid fingers, gently raised her to her feet, and led her, -weak and staggering-, to a lounge, •where she sat with her head bowed and her hands clasped between her knees. Then I placed a screen to shield my dead friend from her view, seated myself beside her, took her hands in mine and said: "Heaven has been kind in assuming the task of administering- to you a punishment for which human hands would have been inadequate. The gallows cannot reach you, but God has condemned you to live." This roused her. She turned upon me her great brown eyes, dry, hard, and unrepeiiting, and calmly answered: "Then, if God has punished me, by what right do you assume to be His executioner? I want none of your preaching. I suffer, but my conscience is clear." This amazing speech confounded mo, but not so much as did her following words. Rising and standing . HELD ONE or ma HANDS. before me in all the radiant glory of perfect womanhood, her hair fallen loose about her shoulders, her figure erect and her manner defiant and wholly self-contained, she said to me; "I love him—God knows I love him, JJe wanted m,o to marry him. Had I ,jiot already risen on the wings of knowledge to the upper air in which wisdom and purity dwell, I should itave yielded, through my love, to the grossness with which an all-wise maker has seen, fit to manacle the Nobler things within us; I should have been married to him, and we should have bred like animals.and 'lived in sordidness and pain, growing grosser and more sordid every day in ;pi9 idisgnst or weariness which puch a -jpQjgpftnjpnship rous| bring i fl time, .jgifoYeJiBg Jower in the 'dnst .which ; ',(3»d h»s been pleased to place so thick pf soaring, dying without spnls! • I logged down upon, . yet; • pitying glance ta use fcmd ap,in stood . regarding tee with those biaaiag eyes,' 'f f otB Which glidwh a light tiot df this earth. "1 hftvfc 66tit," feftid she,"fot a priest of my faith, Who has power both to summon the depaf ted and to unite the dead a&d the living In holy Wedlock, font friend can be toy husband now, his fcbode somewhere, everywhere, but with God always; my abode here, Until such pleasant time as God may rtd me of the gross flesh and the grossed qualities which beat it company, and then^-and then—we shall dwell together forever, my husband and t, in the very presence of God, do-* ing good Upon earth through all eternity, if We may—doing nothing but good, and. enjoying an unsullied, undying love for each other sUch as no mortal could experience. Do you not understand," she cried, clutching iny shoulder, "that the hand of God may have been itt my refusal and in your,friend's death? Who are you, that, having never seen the light, pretends to know?" Fearing in my reason tliat sho was mad, but feeling in my heart that I stood within the presence of one of those awful mysteries which Providence discloses to the very few only to whom it has been given to understand them, I made no protest, for' my tongue had lost its offices and my purposes were astray. I had known that this strange girl had delved deep into the secrets of tho after life and of tho unknown conditions which encompass us in the flesh; I had known that she had steadfastly pursued her course in the face of ridicule, when I felt that she ought to have received compassion; and sometimes I had wondered if really there might not be mortals so strangely endowed:—but at this juncture a grave, gray man entered I had seen -him before, and had heard much about him. lie was a famous "medium 1 ," whom some people feared and others ridiculed. Norma introduced' us. • "My friend," she said, .laying her hand upon his arm, "summon the • spirit of my' lover, whose body lies there and make us man and wife." "Sister," replied the grave man, gently, "does he wish to. marry you?" "He did in the flesh, 1 ; brother. We loved each other. If he does not wish to marry me he will inform you; but I know that now, sinco his passing 'to the other life' lias cleared his vision. and made him understand my heart, he loves me infinitely better than before, and will gladly marry me. His friend, who sits here, will witness the marriage." • .• Then by rappings and other; do vices, the medium (so-'they both believed) brought back the spirit of my friend. Questions were asked and 'answered, my friend responding through the mediumship of the grave, gray man (so he declared), that he loved Norma, and desired more fondly than ever to marry her. ,- .It would-be 1 tiresome to repeat •; the words of the marriage ceremony; (which .was performed), or the tender exchanges of speech between' husband and wife which followed the marriage; nor do I, deem it good taste to express any opinion on the subject, preferring merely to report what I saw and icard. But I cannot refrain from saying-, that the look of i womanly sweetness and happiness in JNorma's :ace surpassed , in simple beauty and purity all that'I had ever 's'een in the^ faces of brides who had married living men. The light of heaven shone in her glorious brown eyes, and a "peace that passeth understanding 1 " sat like a coronet of pearls upon her brow. After it was all over the grave man placed his hand upon her head: "My sister," said he, "|his has all been the work of the Most High. The light in your eyes tells me that henceforth you can communicate with the departed; this .will bring you in constant companionship with your spirit husband; and, aided by the ady-ice which his now superior wisdom will enable him to give you in your work for the good of humanity, you will beco^me one of tho . great and good women of the world." Still-1 will express no opinion, but how strangely has it all "come true! Nq.rma (known by no other name) is to-day one of the most famous and widely loved of the noble women who have given over "their lives to the benefit of humanity. I saw her last a'few years ago, but the strange scene at my .dead friend's bedside was not mentioned. Her brown hair is graying now, but there is still in her beautiful eyes the ineffable light which shone in them that night. Her sweetness ana grace are matchless, and the greatest regret of my life is that I cannot be always near her, to sit humbly at her feet and hear the words of gentle wisdom and unbounded compassion which fall froju her .lips, Old'World Theater?. There is ia theater in Paris for every 32,000 inhabitants, one in Berlin for 81,000, one in Bordeaux for 84,000, one in Buaa : ,pe8tU for 85,000, one in Hamburg for 113,000, one in Vienna for 138.000 and one in London for 145,000. There are more theaters, proportionately to the population, Jn Italy than in, any other oountr-y, there being one jo 9,80') in-' habitants in Catania, one to 18,000 in Florence, onw to 20,000'in Bologna, pno tP 24000 in Venice, phe to 30,000 ia Miiw »»<J Turin and one io 31,000 in Bprne. ' inai} hPxes very ugpd as inatqh soretobers, Jp the pu|y parts ojf''the tow# bpx,e,s th&t,hav« pot peen painted «pyored with A f AUffi '«§A*tOS, tttE skiats, by a Cleto* Arrangement "6f Mirror* tho Pretty Daticci- «&? '£o Seen in Two Positions SIrnnitiirteouslJ— and Vp to Date. , MB CAFE CSAN- tant of Paris is. always prepared to take advantage of any it a ? e 1 .t $v whether it be In fiature ot aH( that iviil Burt>fise ei: ; ftiystify its jpatf cms. Just at this season the tnirage is bite of '' the ord ifaai-y freaks of nature, and it la difficult for any one who has not visited the fat eastern countries to realize the absolute fidelity to nature these singular apparitions keep. • , That the genius of a variety singer should rise to the height of dragging down the heavens to aid her In her short skirt display or force tho sun into partnership with hor in her act would probably never have occurred to any artist outside the French capital But in a city where one woman advertises her thinness as a drawing card and another acquires glory be- sauso • of her awkwardness, any eccentricity is regarded as fin do siecle and sure to bring profit to its originator. Tho versatile performers of Paris are more prolific in the tricks of their profession than any others the world over. AHTIONETTE DB AUBIEtLE. The latest sensation in. Paris this summer is known as the "mirage song." It was introduced by Antionetto de Aubielle -a charming young lady, who was favored, like .Loie Fuller, with an inventive brother, who in this instance had made a study of a higher art thari song and dance, and was thus able to help his sister by calling upon the natural re- sOurces of the universe. The method employed to produce the illusion is a very simple one, and consists , in concentrating upon the singer a powerful light which throws a reflection of her figure upon a sheet of glass suspended above her, its edges adroitly concealed. The reflection is, of course, inverted above her head and appears to be floating in the air. Every gesture that she makes is reflected by the figure above her. "' As she appears in the glare to be standing on her head the interest of the spectators is- excited by the contemplation of her skirts and her manipulation of them without making an indecorous display. SETH LOW. The Scholarly President of Columbia . College. One of the most interesting men in New York is Belli Low. The president of Columbia college is no ordinary map. Young, well born, well educated, enormously wealthy, he is as busy .as any man in ,the great city these days, helping those who may neod help. He works as hard as any BETH tow,' professor i» Tjis college, fljs voice is ever raised for all that is good in public affairs, no matter how the political "bosses" may like it E[ehas time to write for the newspapers and maga* zlnes. He is a sturdy pillar in Pr, JJainsford.'s big ohwph, a,nd there, every Sunday morning, ,he leads the largest Bible class tgv young men held in any of the. pity churches, £e lectures now and then, ftnd often epenks tp gatherings pf ypujjg me» wfcp gtftflij in need of just such friendly advice »s he CUB give them- He is prominent in all gajberjngs Q f literary mep, »p4, w fact, lie is to, the' fore in aUrnQyements the ufejis gp'o<j. GEORGE OOULP. ttffrhg MlllionAifc) it ftri Ail Athlete. ' The y6un#6st te&nfcy-king itt ttte frofld, Georga Jay Gould, will fieve? suffer from dyspepsia, as his father did. He is What may be called an all-around athlete, and there is no legitimate sport in which he is not interested. Leaving out clay pigeons, which is his greatest hobby, he loves yachting more than anything. He likes a good long jaunt on- horseback, knows how to ride a wheel and hunts and fishes with an expert hand George Gould, like his father, has no manners Of an aristocrat. At one time, When the physicians had ordered Jay Gould to walk three or four miles a, day, it was a familiar sight to see George Gould and his father tranjping up Broadway, George with long, athletic strides and his father with little, hoppoty-skip stops, his left foot turned in a little, trying .to keep up with the athletic son, and out of the pockets of George's coat bulged bundles, nor did he disdain to carry under his arm at times packages that were inconveniently unwieldy. When awaiting a train in the-Grand Central station to take him to his trvington home it has been the custom of George Gould to talk with the trainmen, to ask brakemen questions, to watch .the coupling of Cars, and he has never lost his interest in the new invention by which gas is forced into a reservoir underneath some of the palace cars so that they may be lighted. Ho talks with anybody and everybody. There is no air of the aristocrat about him, and train hands have been amazed sometimes when they have heard that this swarthy cheeked and black eyed young man who has shown so much inquisitiveness was George Gould, the son of Jay.' Explosion of a Silvering Mixture. Sanderson Drury, a youth of 18, wa» nearly blinded recently by the explosion of a mixture of nitric acid and mercury. Drury had a brass watch chain, and he was, anxious to turn it into silver. He learnt the secret how to do this from one of the itinerant lecturers who attend Shipley Market, and he paid a visit to a chemist and purchased a mixture of nitric acid and mercury, which was supplied to him in a bottle. He had not gone far from the shop when the bottle was blown to pieces, the glass and the acid striking Drury,in the face. At-first it was thought by bystanders that the youth was killed. They conveyed him to the hospital, where Dr. Foster found that there were serious injuries to the eyes and face. The usual remedies were applied and the patient is going on as well as can be expected, although he has not yet regained his eyesight.— Yorkshire Evening Post The Phonograph la tho Class Room. Prot McKendrick of Glasgow university carried out an interesting experiment in his physiology class one day recently. The occasion was the formal closing of the summer session, and the: professor gave a practical demonstration of .the ability of the phonograph to deliver the lecture which he had previously spoken into the instrument. The words were distinctly heard in every corner of the class room. Of late, suggests the Christian Commonwealth, such "demonstrations" on the part of noisy students have occurred and recurre'd in certain of the medical classes in the university that the suggestion to substitute the phonograph for the personnel of the lecturer may not seem altogether far fetched. Italian Wages. < The British vice-consul at Ancona, in a recent report on the trade of that district, gives an additional instance of the low wages paid in Italian industrial- establishments. At the. metallurgical works of Messrs. • D. Cattro & Co., a firm giving constant employment to over 300 hands, although wages have increased by about 10 per cent in the last three years, the average rates paid per day of ten and a half hours are—to boilermakers, 3s, , 3d.; iron founders, 2s.; riveters,' 3s. lid; turners, 3s. 2d. The works are being enlarged, and accommodation will be provided for building steamships of any size or tonnage. Coal, coke, pig iron, and all materials for boiler making are imported from Great Britain. The New Liberty Well* The Standard Wheel company ot Terre Haute has begun work on a truck on which the Columbian liberty bell, the duplicate of Independence bell, made of metal composed of moneys and art treasures contributed by the educational institutions of the country, will make a tpur of this 1 country and nearly all foreign lands. The workmen at the wheel works will donate their labor, The bell will gq pfrpm Chicagp to tbe G. A,., R. encampment at Pitts* burg and from there to Mexico, where President Dias is arranging for a grand receptipn. Afterward it will be exhibited in the principal cities of this country, whence it will go to Europe, Artificial Silk. The process of producing ''artificial silk." invented, b'y Dr. Lehner, wa.s sliown to a party pf scientists, etc,., at Bedford recently, Waste cptton, WPPli jnl*> or other suitable material ia re4uced tp an ewjlsion by means of a mixture pf nitric pnol sulphuric aci,ds t when it is. formed into tluea-Js by fprcing 1 it thrpugh glass tu,be r pf email bore^ and is passed over a &pr'f s 9$ rpjleri and wQwn4'in the primary way Qrj, bpfeb&s. pefore the aytWo'^l sjlk is used, in rnaiiufaotures, or is t,P destroy the' and is, aj%p 6AN f RdUf tsrtAMGE IfS SPOf S b? Won (let-fat Fh6t6srAj»h.r &s ft tefaclonv^AaironaafcJt Guide. »»1 s'pose a trout Wfis about the first thing to take & picture," said an old fisbdfmah. "You didn't knotf that & trout could take & picture, did ye? Wall, they can. You see a trout is; able to change the color of his skin (you know they don't h&vo scales) to whatever he is under of over, an' he .can do it pretty quidk, too. If you don't believe it some time whe"h.ypu are fishing down be* low the dam jest s"iare a trout out pf,a hole under the banic where it is dark and watch him as he goes into the sh&ller Water, Where the bottom is White a&d the sun -shines,- You'll see him for half a minute looking as black as a horn pout, but bofora he's gone far his black color will all be gone add he'll look jusfc the color of the water. Now keep qutot and ho'll come back to his ok), hole— not straight back, for they're as sly^as a bird on her nest. But sooti you'll see him go up stream and slowly fall back to his place under the bank. He's a cunning old feller and don't want you to know where hia home is. You cant see the golden yellow of his sides when he fust gets there, but he'll soon be so dark that you'll have to have sharp eyes if you koep watch of him long. "Wow, just sit dowu there and wait till the sun gets so it will shine down there where he is. Perhaps it will shine through some leaves, and some of him will be in the sunshine and some in the shade, and if you drop a hook down there with a little piece of worm on the pint most likely you'll get him. If you do, rap him on the head with a stick and lay him away to dry, and you'll find the color is set, and where he was in tho 'shade ho is black, and where tho sun shone on him he is light." "Did you over see anything pictured on them that looked natural?" "Oh, yes,, lots of times. Only the other day I was dressing 1 some fish, and I see one that had the perfect image of a leaf on his sido and oack. You have to take them out and lot them dry to preserve the picture. I. didn't ever see u picture on a trout that wasn't dried in but once, and that was a good while ago. "You saw that old waterin' trough out back of the shed; down to the house, didn't ye? Welt, years ago wo had a trout in* there. My brother Sam put there when ho was a youngster, and he'd grown till he •: was a big one and weigh as much as five or six pounds, I guess. Mother used to feed, him, and he'd come when she called him, and we all thought a sipht on him. "My Jim was a little shaver then, and he used to sail boats in the old trough. He had a little ono that I made him, all rigged out with masts and sails, and one afternoon he'd been playin' with it till it began to rain, and his ma made him come in the house and he left his boats out there. "Wall, byme-by tho heaviest part of the shower went over and the sun came out in the west and shone onto the milk pans piled up beside tho shed door and -was' reflected down into the water. Ju'st then came an awful flash and clap of thunder and tho wimen folks thought they was killed. I run out to see what it had done and found things pretty'muoli upsot. The lightning- had struck tho big tree and run down until it hit tho shed and then struck the trough. It hadn't hurt the trough much, but there on top of tho water was the big trout, as dead as a herring, and on his side was the perfect picture of a ship with the sail? all set."— Chicago Times. Cheap Violins Prom Germany. Fine violins are made in this country, but we. don't compete with German manufacturers in making cheap ones. There are imported vio» lins that are sold at wholesale, with strings completed ready for use, as low as fifty cents each; there are violin bows that are sold at wholesale as low as eighty cents a dozen, instruments of this sort are sold mostly in the West and South, and large numbers., of them are spld. When one takes into account the manu- facturer's.and importer's prottt, and the fact that an import duty is also paid, it will seem_ that the original cost of this violin must be very email. Th9 Fleotrolier. Electrolier is j a word that has ound a place' in the business world, and even in some dictionaries, though the great public, with the characteristic 'conservatism that held on to "chandelier" after oil and gas had displaced candles, still refuses to adopt the new word. As to the thing itself, it is a puzzle to decorators, since there is A genuine ditftqulty in producing just the right form so long as people skeptically demand a double instrument that can furnish gas when the electric current fails to run. Enthusiasm. ••The local team must have been playing very poor ball," s»id the e** perienced merchant. "Whyi J didn't know yqu paid any attention to base ball- " "J don't know anything about it, except what I gather 1'rora casual observation. I nave noted that my office boy's grandmother has died only twice this summer." A resent incident i ia g strengthened the faith • ot It 11. Martin, of B.runswipk, Maine, in the now testament. He w%8 repently shot at by ft hip'hwaynj&n. »eav his h°,nje, the ban/striking the thick cpvovs of his w»a. ' Fall Mdi0iit® Is fully as Important and ftS beneficial aS Spring Medicine, for. at this season ttiMB Is great danger to health in the varying tetfapefature, cold Storms, malarial germs, and the prevalence of fevers and other serious dlsdaseft. All these may fad avoided If the blood la kept pure ( the digestion good, and the bodily nealtn vigorous, by taking Hood's Sarsaparllla* Mood's JBL dBL *V^fe'^^{^&^^ 8arsa- C ures rMMMfcfe "My little boy, fottr- teeii years old, had & terrible. scrofula bunch on his neck. . A friend of mine said Hood's SarsapaHlla cured his little boy, so I procured a bottle of the medicine and the result has been that the bunch has left his neck, It tffid so near the throat, that ho could not have stood it much longer without relief." Mrs* ItfA HOOD, 824 Thorttdlke St.j LoWell, Mass. Hood's Pills arapfompt and efficient. 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