The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 6, 1895 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 6, 1895
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MDlNlilHl AMONA IOWA, ,,-}V* ''W^-tfS.MSE 'Hffi,S V,v£sySP i., ' A P \" '/^'C'-aff^ -.. '^i^'I'I'i'Bst' itej»«. i CHAPTER IV. OMONA VILLA, pitunted in Us own park-like grounds' on the borders of Blaekheath, was a select seminary f01 young ladies, conducted - by the Misses Prism. The 'park-like grounds' Consisted altogether of about half an veil.' It will make things less awk» ward when she goes to school." "Just as you please, sir," responded the houekeeper; but from the Wft? 1A which she grumbled over her wark at- tei-ward, it did not seem as though, in this instance, his own. pleasure was her of the terrestial sphere, the chief p&rt of'Which was laid down with shin| 5 gle, affording an excellent opportunity |;r"of-research for such pupils as were Studying geology. As this fact was I 1 found, however, on discovery, to de- |;.prc8S the spirits of psinmts, and cause .them to imagine they might bo de- feceived in oX'aer particulars as well as £ ;the grounds, the Misses Prism always Chastened to correct the erroneous im- ?in-cssion by assuring their would-be I'patrons that they only received young; .:ladies of the highest families, and from lthe most select circles of society. - The Misses Prism forgot to mention, f-'whilst alluding to this part of the subject; that Miss Jane Prime, of the firwt Was the eldest daughter of tho gentleman who provided' them wiUi beef, and that he had been gradually Isinduced, as the young lady advanced years, to increase his deduction from {the weekly butcher's bills, from one bound to thirty shillings. It would al- fife'so,' doubtless, have been wasting the 'jtime of their visitors to explain thtit the reason the two Misses Candy Were mim- |,,b.ered amongst the select, was, that i^their papa was the principal grocer in f&tie town, or that tho two Misses Wat- e'rs represented a certain number of Ipquarts of milk, and that, to make a •Meanwhile, Peg O'Reilly's feelings at tho contemplated change in her life wore very mixed. This poor child, who had been reared in a Work*house, made the drudge of a grocer's wife, and as a waif of the streets, had yet preserved amidst all her wanderings an instinctive knowledge that she was capable of better things. 'With the face and form of a child of ten years old, she had the prematurely forced-mind of a woman-twice that age, which began to show itself as soon as ever It wns placed in a congenial atmosphere. Her first feelings, when Ruthven carried her off so unceremoniously to his house, had been those of fear and curiosity; but she had fallen into the customs and manners of civilized life so naturally, as almost to Incline one to believe it could not be her first introduction to them. Her conversations with the housekeeper had imbued her with a terrible shame of her past life, whilst thoso* with Hamilton Shore had given her a thirst to raise herself above even Its recollections. , But beyond all this, as her mind awakened to a consciousness of the utter want ot claim she had upon Ruthven's benevolence and generosity, came the deep, heartfelt gratitude which she never ceased to entertain for him. She was very shy still 'with her: patron, and totally powerless to express her feelings toward, him. But if over a girl believed a man to be more than mortal, Peg O'Reilly, in her silent adoration, credited James Ruthven with that attribute. , She was sadly disappointed when Mrs. Qarrett affirmed she would never be a lady; but she had heard what Lake Addison said to his friend oh tho subject, and she determined , she would try to be one, for Ruthven's sake. There was a great lamentation on the part of Hamilton Shore when he found tfSrtrtlffif tftafi fte'f fiashlJff . .... aM font, sftafibl tffflbs, fttd tnfe abondafft dark tresses-wlta whlefc fief head was crowned. Carmen was aft tuOj ifrfab 'ctJtllcl' "fifti* rBlnciBocT' Jathef *r mother, and lived wifi hef uncle feed guardiah, Sir F>edeMc FToweF, ih an bid house in tas cttiatry called Abbdtsviile. It was tuffiored ift the school that Miss Flower was an heiress, and wduld Inherit all her tin* cle's hioneyi and Carmen was fond of boasting to the, same effect; but that 6imimstab.ce made no difference to Peg. Her heart had known tod little of affection not to respond eagerly to that semblance of It which school girls exhibit toward each other, and which has its outlet in kisses, secrets and terms of endearment. She mistook all this gilt for gold, and before a month was over her head she adored Carmen Flower as a being of Superior order to herself, and Was never so happy as when she was running her errands, doing her commissions, or Waiting'on her pleas- BdfS AND An Alphabet »f ttetfrtn— Snrff tit khO* ef ft te tie ilonf. ti ttra^Mfcn*; (JoHSTS-l 'ft 'part 6l Our ,lil6i 43W& JtKivi^&l^ (* Idttft i TiiW4l€Bfi!£ our capaDiiiues; luting planes', giteMlftg oH* " wlfigsr " " "- is pong story short, they accepted any pu- I'pils they could get, without the slight|'est reference to their ancestors or an- s§;iecedents. .„,'. The'seminary at Pomono Villa was [^'conducted on'precisely the same prin- i as the generality of its kind, and '.turned out as finished women, with •'some few exceptions., This was tho •boarding-school to which Ruthven de- 1 cided to send Margaret O'Reilly. In ,Ms 'dilemma,' he had gone, naturally enough, to a married lady friend, the rwifo of one of his bons comarades; a ' woman who had no children of her own, but had heard of the Misses Prism through some one else, and Ruthven seized on the first opportunity present- fed to him, and made all the arrange- ,ments for the reception of his protege 'at Pemona Villa, through the penny- post. He wrote frankly that her education had been neglected; but that was •no drawback in the eyes of the Missas Prjgm. "They would give all the more attention to the sweet child, that situ .might realize every 'hope her excellent '- , guardian entertained for her." fn Ruthven winced under the corro- if,, .r'spondence, but considered that a fe«y with the Misses Prism could (Jo 'the girl no harm. ' • ,*'As soon as she can read and write," 1 he thought, "I shall put her under Mrs, \pelamalne, who'll make an excellent 'little chambermaid of her, or train her f tor any other line she may prove able ',to fill, I can't hear of her going into ,iburlesque or the ballet with that face. Jt's 'quite enough responsibility for me Vto 'have picked her out of the gutter Without Incurring more, I often think r ,\'f've done a hair-brained thing; but I'm 'in for'it now, and the only course to • {take Is, to go through It as creditably „ a.s J can. So first to close with Miss %Both Rutbven and Mrs, Garrett had anticipated,some difficulty when they ^qjd' Peg she was to go to schopl, 'but ,"$9. their 'astonishment the girl evinced ' : - the, 'greatest 'delight at the prospect, ('/"{'Ob! I am glad," she ejaculated; "it good of M r. Ruthven to-sond me . some learning. I want to be a go>muoh, au'd read all the books, Hj/,tv4t§ housekeeper, "yw don' gup- l$><Boje,that readJng and writing will K,t. „«„ fl jjyjyf YJJU.W never be a lady as jojig as yw Baay, so the' that notion ou't of yam- I »eyer?" said Peg, in a tone !''fliSftppeJntws>nt, clasping bev little • "' t I trle§ that he and Peg were so soon to be separated,: and he derived no consolation whatever from Mrs. Garrett telling him that so long as his bed was properly made and\ his supper ready when he •equired 'it; "it could make no possible difference .. to him, who came into the aouse and went out of it." Ruthveii parted with, his protege in the same undemonstrative manner in which he had adopted her, He nodded his head to icr in passing, put a sovereign into her hand, arid told her to be a good child and learn all she could, and got into tils cab and drove away. Mrs. Garrett, according to instructions,, conducted the girl to Blackheath, and delivered her over to the charge of the Misses Prism. Once happily freed from the kisses which the preceptresses lavished on her as long as Mrs. Garrett was in sight, Peg felt dreadfully shy on being introduced to the bevy of young ladies'in the schoolroom, until she discovered that the Misses Waters, Candy, and Prime spoke as ungramatically as she did herself, and that, thanks to the liberality of her guardian (as Ruthven bad desired her to call, him), she was as well dressed as any girl there., Indeed, until the neat black leather trunk with brass nails, which had accompanied her to Pomona Villa, was unpacked, Peg had no idea of the wealth of which she was the possessor. ,The young ladies of the highest families were all witnesses to Its dlsem- bowelment, and as the handkerchiefs, scarfs, ribbons, collars and such like easily transferable wares, came to the surface, the affection of her new companions developed itself as though by magic. One girl in particular, a tall, handsome creature of fourteen years of age, whose black eyes and hair and olive complexion proclaimed her to be not all of Saxon blood, was vehement both In the praises of the wardrobe and its owner, "Stand one one side, girls, and dpn't push so," said She, authoritatively. "Miss O'Reilly }s going to be my friend; we were to sleep in the same room, and Miss Prism bas put her under my especial care, so f won't see her put upon in any way," "Which means that 'she intends to get that scarlet ribbon she is fingering for herself," grumbled one pf -the select; "it's just, Ufce Carmen Flowers— to pounce upon every goo4 thins that comes intP the 8<jhoo}." . • "Qreedy!" s»W Miss Candy, • "Yainr sneered MJSS Prime. "Stuck up!" pbinjed In Miss Waters, By which it may be seen that Carmen tire. Carmen liked this adulation; It was as balm to her conceited spirit, and if she had ever felt an attachment to anyone it was to Margaret O'Reilly. Inheriting from her Spanish mother a haughtiness and thirst for admiration which had rendered her obnoxious to her compan* ions, her beauty and wealth had not met hitherto with the consideration she thought they deserved. The British girl is almost as ready as her brother to put down anything like self-assurance and conceit, and the bu.tclier's and baker's daughters had been Irritated rather than awed, by the assumption of importance maintained by . Miss Flower. But poor Peg had no dignity of her own to keep up. She could not assert loudly.llke the'Misses Prime and Candy, that she was as good as others; she was only anxious to conceal the past, and let it die in silence. Even to her friend, Carmon Flower, she said nothing on the subject. Her feminine instinct had already taught her that the confession would do her harm, added to which Mrs. Garrett had especially cautioned her, on ker master's behalf, not to reveal anything of her past life. So all that the young ladies discovered was that she was an orphan and lived with her guardian, the same as Carmen Flower did. They thought her dreadfully vulgar at first, but natural timidity made her expose her deficiencies as little as possible, and natural Intelligence quickly taught her to remedy them. It was Easter s when she was sent to Pomona Villa, and by midsummer no one, would have recognized the same girl. Her face and figure had filled out, her cheeks bloomed with health, and her language was at least as correct as it Is with most of her age. In fact, Margaret O'Reilly had become the prettiest girl in the school, and, though their attachment continued unabated, Carmen Flower was more than disposed to bo jealous of the attention she attracted. When Mrs. Garrett arrived on one of her monthly see how the girl was progressing, she held up her hands in amazement. "Lor 1 bless me, Miss Margaret, I never did see such a change! Well, Blackheath must agree with you, and these ladies must be doing their duty for you to look so well. I should think you must weigh double what you did when you came here." , But it was nothing more than fresh air and wholesome food and the absence of. fear that had wrought the miracle. For the first time in her life Peg's little mind and body were having fair play, and they responded gratefully to it. It was a great disappointment to the girl when the midsummer holidays arrived to find that she was to spend them at Pomona Villa, in company with Miss Tarbrush, whose parents lived in Calcutta, But go it had been arranged by Ruthven from the beginning. (TO JJB CONTINUED.) s aldlftg . 'Alice in hef first ' attempt at art, 'Sen is buying blue , ball obns fof Baby, Belie and • Baft, Constance comes in carriage to ,cafty crippled ciairei Dorelle is dressing • dainty dolls for Dorothy and Dayre. Eve's embroidering ear muffs for Eben« ezer's ears. Faith is fondling fretful Flo till she forgets her fears. Grace is giving gingerbread to good Grandmother Gray, Hugh is helping Hiram and his harvesters make hay, Idallna's Ironing for Inez, who is ill. Jean is making jam and Jelly just for Jack and Jill. Keslah King is knitting for little Kitty Korn. Louise is lacing Letty's lovely linen lawn. Maud is mixing medicine for "Mother's" little man." Ned is plucking nosegays for Nora, Nat and Nan. Olaf'8 opening oysters for old'MjBB Ol- Ive Ollle. Paul is painting pictures for patient Princess Polly. Queenle Quincy's cjuiltlng for quiet Mrs. Quivers. Reginald is reading "Rab" to ragged Robbie Rivers. Sallle's smiling sweetly, though suffering such smart. Tom is telling Ted a tale about a tempting tart. Una's planting pansies In Uncle Urban's urn. Vlda's making valentines for little Violet Verne. Will is whittling whistles for winsome Walter Wayne. Xenla's helping launch the Xebec, christening her Xayne. Yorke is holding yellow yarn for Mrs, Yorlck Yette. Zenobla plays the zither to please her ' Aunt Zulette. helping us te b€6oMt JaFgefybettef and wise?, and" w*baletBf'"d'6ei'fi6t 6*8 thl8 cannot fefifldii'tis. d*ft tfie'effie? nafid, tt makes Us p86ferV by enslaving flS with cafes oh Its (SWn aceblintt fileSSei! af* the teeek, fdf they Catt haV6 fSSi ^he^ others would be weary, they «afl fts cftntented where others wbuld have ftothihg but fret and TPfaey Can be rich WHhdiit maaeyj stfeng without strength, and the real owners o£ everything in sight, without having td kee» Up repairs and pay taxes, filessed are the meek. Who naVS not With aetiial thattkfi td the 8t6fl6 lief irntipr Motif. A touching instance, Whleli, f ef caw the ohly source of real happiness iti life, was once related by a well-known Evangelist as folowsi A gentleman who had' been 'educated among fashionable people and had become a minister, was recently at dinner where he met one of his former acquaintances, a lady whom he had not seen in years. She spoke, to him Jestingly of his having become ,a minister of the gospel, and said: "I should think you Would .find it exceedingly, stupid; t do not see how you can bear to lead such a life." He turned to her and said: "I should think you would be the ono who would find life stupid, and I should think you would find your existence almost intolerable." Ho said that even at the table hev face flushed, and he saw tears gathering in her eyes, For some time she did not make any reply. A little later, however, she sought him in another room and said: "You were right l iu what you thought about my llfo; it Is almost Intolerable, and would be wholly so except for'tho visits that I pay the Children's Hospital once a week. I dress myself in my brightest gown and take some of my most valuable jewels, and without telling anyone where I am going, I drlvo to the Children's Hospital and there try to amuse the suffering little ones for an hour. This," she said, "is the one thing that makes my life worth living." It \a a sure balm for tho healing of all unrest and discontent, that one should give himself to" the alleviation of the woes of others. fotind dawn ttoef r even th-atanis have Hee te.ti, eigtf ef ibe MefedS, and BSf I6ua fifidideHtS ittfredtientlj 1 dficuffed In e th'e feckless Showering 'd! y he harass have 1 been eeaf,^, fthd in some eas6s; Has led t6 ing of the cai'Piaf 6 and- thS BSfete'-.tfl* " jury of its -occupants, Attempts" ,been taade ttt'- Mend 'Wk , swte of -affairs, but, until Ing baa taken the place 6f *ioe., petals and small flawed ,have beeii tried, but they have'.rnattjr dlsfidVftnt-i.j ages, notably that of beconliiiig cf U8hed' ' to pulp and leaving unsightly stainii' ott the carpets of the house., Shreds 'of cpl jl orecl paper have occasionally been used, • but in these there Is somethlhg'too'sug*" gestive of the schoolboy's , "hare and* hounds" to, excite much interest.; At a' recent fashionable double wedding at L the, west end considerable adttiiValion > was caused among the guests by ih'e'dis- ,- ' tribution of. confetti as a substitute tot < the offending rice. They were 'suol^ as ) are used at Eastbourne and, the Riviera for the battle of flowers and 'on, similar i occasion. For the benefit of BUCU Serving lads and lassies these, willing helpers all; Oh, what happiness is brought by sacrifices small. . , —Youth's Companion. **,'$% USES FOR COCOANUTS. Florida Hag Several Fluntntlons ol This Troploul Fruit. Quite a number of tropical nuts have recently been Introduced into cultivation in this country, says the New York World, Already on the east coast of Florida are growing 250,000 coqoanut trees, 42,000 being in one plantation, It is believed that the first trees pf this kind In that state sprputed- from nuts brpugbt frpra Central America and the West Indies by the gulf stream, At Key West and abeut spine of tbe old forts cocoanuts were planted at an early day, as certain ancient trees now standing bear witness, in J877 a bark freighted with cpppanuts was caught in a storm off the coast of Florida and beached near Lake Wprtb. Several thousand of 'the nuts were saved and planted, tbe satisfactory growth of tbe seedlings .giving an impetus tp tlon, WOl'd cocpanut Is derived from tbe Portuguese "coco," meaning won* key, because the base resembles a mpn? key'g face, The tree was kppwn to tbe people of Ceylon as eajly a,s isp p, e,,> the JOilk being used by tbein for m&k*' ing cement. Tbeco,cp,anutj8»»e. pf the useful of. plants— rat, trunk; Story of Borrower. "I have $10,000 worth of real estate," said a borrower to the shark behind the desk of a mortgage loan office, "on which I should like to borrow $3.60 to pay servant hire that is due to-day. Can you accommodate mo. with the amount?" The shark'drummed listlessly with the tips of his fingers on the desk and said nothing. Presently the borrower, clearing his throat, repeated a little louder: "I have $10,000 worth of-real estate on which I should like to borrow $3.50 to pay servant hire that is,due today. Can you accommodate me with the amount?" Still the shark looked dreamily through the visitor and at the people passing along the street, continued the tattoo with his finger ends and replied not a word. Turning to the office boy the borrower asked: "What Is the matter with your employer? Does he mean to refuse me the money?" "You have not paid the $2 membership fee to this loan association," replied the boy. The borrower put down $2 and renewed his request. Then the shark registered the victim's name and address in a journal and said, suavely: "Three dollars bookage, please." "Bookage? What bookage?" "None of your business; $3 quick." The borrower paid it without a murmur, "To inspect your property and titles will cost you $2 additional," continued the shark, with a stern smile,, The $3 was handed over, "Now dp I get the loan of $3,50?" pleaded the bPr- rpwer, "Come In one year from to-day and our report will be ready." "But the bill is due to-day, man," "Let it wait." "If won't wait; the servant will leave tomorrow If she is not paid." "Ob, she'll wait; Just shew ber this certificate of application to us and explain to ber that ypn have to wait," Tbe borrower Jeft the office with many misgivings, We returned in one year by the almanac and the clock. «'I am very sorry," said tbe shark, "but we canoot let you have anything pa those ohattels or Ja n ds p* yours," . The victim d/oppe4 bj? bead, sadly bis breast a»a "star ted-to tbe djor, palled'him back., ; Uy the Most Ponltlve, Knowledge. Aa surely and as truly as Naaman knew God by the cleansing of his leprosy, may a man know God today by what takes place in himself. As positively as the Syrian knew that his flesh had been changed by supernatural means, may a man know that his heart has been changed by the same power. In an instant he finds that all bitterness has been destroyed; that he hates no one, not even his bitterest enemy. He knows that he now loves everybody and has nothing but good will In his heart for all men. Things like this are not imaginary, but are as real as any- experience. Neither are they exceptional, but have been attested by millions. And no matter where the conversation takes place, the result is the same, whether in refined society, or In the heart of Africa. Enmity Is slain and love Is born, and gratitude to God springs up in the heart, because the burden of sin that was like a.crushing weight, Is gone. Therefore, every man who knows Gpd, knows him because he knows that a y work has been wrought in his heart that only God could work. Knowledge of God Is the most positive and convincing knowledge known to human life. Tho Boy Didn't Know It, , A certain minister in Louisville U the father of a very bright youngatOr who has the bicycle fever. The minister had occasion to leave the city a few days ago on a short trip, and the first n)ght after his departure the little fel« low was saying bis prayers as usual and wound up without making any' reference to his father. His mother softly stroked his curly head and asked: "You are not through, are you?" "Why, yes," answered the youngster; "what else roust i pray for?" "For your papa's safety," replied the mother. The youngster sprang from bis kgees In surprise and cried,: "Why, mamma, I didn't know papa had a safety!" era as are unacquainted with .confetti- : I may describe them,as.tiny par 1 " 5 -'"*•'-'" fers, principally gold and silver; few colored ones Intermixed byiVjSty ,bi adding to the effect; The' progress,, ot^,; each bride down the stairoake^'to'; the., carriage on this particular <• occasion.'-!was made in a shower of gold.and,sll-,V ver —surely as good an omen* for- heri^ future prosperity as could possibly be'-; afforded by the prosaic grains i(f rice'.' ' The effect of the myriads'of sparkling 1 confetti was absolutely charming' arid falryllke as they fluttered to the ground {•"'*$ the sun catching them ^as they fell. Oer-, 4; ',' tainly they clung about 'the dresses of, ,,".' the newly married .couples, i but they • i did no harm, and were soon shaken off. ' .,',* In the house, as they feiron t th,e^floral ,*,. /^ decorations t and sparkled ,* among the ' ^ roses and ferns, they produce'd ajesult^ t f* that is well worthy of note' by 'those,'', ,$.' whoso business it is to provide 'npvel-;*'^ ties for functions of this sort. As for tbe, ,*4 horses, they were ' sublimely.(UnconK, sclous of the tiny gold and.p silver ' plepes with which their backs badjbeenv sprinkled by the time they started., ^ ( : ~ T~M. ,, <>,>'» .Mothpr'a Letter., t i ,.'_ Here is a bundle of mail from town, A dozen miles away, ' \ ' "' And thaUs a distance dear, you know/-' We cannot go eacn day". , ' , There are letters from many'friends ,A That somehow don't forget, * /•• For all that we're away "oUt.West,'V' . * That we are living yet. r > ' Ah, here Is one from brother John' And one from sister May; r ' I scarce can wait to read them all-* I wonder what they say. . . But as I look the missives o'er,' • •" There's one I do not find; ' < • , It always used to come so prompt— Can it be left behind? 4 '. r The writing on the envelope—' • " ; Old-fashioned and so small— < ' , ,' Was always firs t to catch our eye, / • -,, | .And dearest of them all,' ' '•' {•>'»,•' 'Twas *• filled - with tender, loving', thoughts, , ' That only- mothers know, „ ,«,' • For children who haye {e,ffc tbe nest, •' ^ Wherever they may go. * But ah, the hand that used to write So faithfully to me', • v - --, Is folded now,on loving breast, { '< In slle»t mystery. ', - ,y ( •, f..i And through the years that come and SO, ' , ! ' " ' •>'' My beartmayionglnvalp; l • , For letters fj-om that mother, Joyed, Will never'come -"'-' ' sap w4 nut are made to y|e.}<j t$hnte to wan, ,Tb"e per of tbe. b^sk.fucnjibes. e*ee,lle»t, yarn a»4, Ji preferred, to' borsebaiv" fo? stuiHn'g bed a»j paddies. •# Is stronger elastic tfean jjemp, T)ie, . wye In tbe cjMMJtrpttQ» ' 90,4 cftftoea where B\u'«p.ea»t ' borrower ?J.?5 storage perg in tbe case, Com Inn? One may be very happy while away from home, but he Is very glad' to re* turn to it. The plainest pld familiar dish Is better than'the daintiest epicurean bil} Pf fare abroad. 'One's pwn little room, with Us bandy, cp»pa«t belpnglnge, is preferable to all the mar' bje halls, swept through,by silk-clad dames, «uome!" One is more thaw eyer impressed py the significance of word, when, even in the roughest hamlet and most It may m e an so much to bprn in, it, , Neb, And yet, I knpw, in *ftat Wbere partings are »P Sbe'U wait a,n4 watcb t9 , .Upon tb 1 Wood Of wedern interesting are peace, the the North iF,»v««4u, , , , „, Sl^oe the estabUshniienjt "op parks "--" ' Ia,u,a, It )i fl»p»»e4 to Be be week is' to, \>9 at Well .awed ,;TR,Uyt to' P cawed. -by-iJlw-wawi T9 w.<«iiw : A poJats.

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