The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 15, 1896 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 15, 1896
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The three children alighted. Grise Dreciated these halts keenly, .and |mane; knowing- that she could trust clotikey to take care of herself, [ded to the entreaties of; her'little ?ns, and accompanied them to tho e sandv shore was very wet. It ot matter, as far as Guillaume was ferncd,'for he was clad in school [s.dress—thick boots included—and ane, in her bare feet, ran about but the -duchess, in her dainty. j6 kid boots, hesitated. However, a few moments she could not re- the temptation of following tho .pie of her companions, at a happy time'children have at eashorej illaume, who was passionately Ltggg. of boating, examined with true ih interest the boats drawn up on each, the sea shells, and the var- of sea weed. Long dissertations each new discovery. Tiomane's luck caused much surprise .usemeut. She found a bar of iron lying on the beach, and it as a shovel to dig in the' sand. ;e was a 'tripplo hurrah. "Seal- scallops!" cried Guillaume, seiz- [a handful of these delicate shell so much prized by the visitors fit Guillaume and Maritza at once ed a similar implement. Guile thought of a stake in one of the >s, and went in search of it. Little itza siczed a narrow pointed piece >ard, and the three children set to digging in the sand, with great :The. harvest was not what they ted. They toiled in vain, there ,o new' windfall; [he water is rising," cried Tiomane inly, in a terror stricken tone; \C HBB SWGHT BURDEN [water is rising, I &ay! we must • at once." i,Guillaume was deaf, quite ab" in his pleasant work, running fin every direction; and his sister, '3 excited, followed him, not heed' |e' little donkey driver's !" repeated popr Tipm»na, "the fjsing, the, sea is risteg, and it |p quickly here!" i' sea was ipdeed rising very ] leaping" with gigantic bounds, i a living thing, The happy, willed, busy children di<J [jear jor did not heed the of, the bail distracted lit- me!" §h§ erie^ ip 4^pair! Jf J is a, <jap£ e «n? s place-r-r holes ^.dg you hear, Mpnsiewr we itfi gP ' ' "Dd hot stir," said Tiomaae! "1 will go." The ImperibUs tote of the little f5ed6ailt gti'l riveted hint td the spot. The brave child dashed lato the waves. This tragedy took place in less time than it has taken td tell it) but to GuillaUttie it Was an &go of ittdescrib* able ftg^Qny. ' With a heart frozen with terror he followed with straining eyes every movement of the little girl. Suddenly he Sees a white' form—now an aagry Wave covers both children—then it raises them on its crest, and they are tossed about, tho elder holding her slight burden firmly in her strong arms. Ho hardly breathed. At last the sea,, as if tired of its frolics, threw the little girls on the shore. The poor boy heaved a sigh of gratitude. Tio- mane alone preserved her presence of mind. "Quick, quick," she cried, panting and breathless, "carry your sister to that house—there." Half distracted, but obedient, he took the rigid, pallid form in his arms and ran,to the cottage, like one in a horrible dream. CHAPTER III. HEY soon reached the house. Ti'oinane opened the door, and they entered a small room with an earthen .floor. A sweet faced sister of cha rity was seated .beside a straw armchair in which an old woman, apparently suffering from paralysis, was half reclining. At the sudden -entrance of the unexpected visitors the sister sprang to her feet. "Ah! what does this deluge.tnean?" she exclaimed. "Sister Victoire!" crid Tiomane, as if there were safety in the very presence of the good sister. The young face under the snowy cornette showed a union of prudence and energy. 'With one glance she guessed all. She .ran quickly'to the fireplace, where there were a few smoldering embers, and threw on'them some fagots which were heaped in the chimney corner. After which, taking Maritza from her brother's arms, she said: "My little boy, go as quickly as possible with Tiomane to the village—to Pauline's shop—bring me some rum—the best. Say it is for Sister Victoire." At the end of tho quarter of an hour, \yhen Guillaumo and Tiomnne returned, there was a cry of surprise and joy from both, for Maritza was resuscitated and seated comfortably on'Sister Victoire's lap. On seeing her brother she stretched out her arms to him, and was pressed fondly to his heart.* "Maritza! Maritza! your are living! Oh! my pretty darling,, my dear little duchess." But how ridiculously the little "duchess" - was dressed. A fustian skirt, much too long, pinned up here and there, a'corsage of coarse merino, and enormous slippers, in which her little feet wore quite lost. Sister Victoire had borrowed the holiday dress of their hostess, and,although weeping with joy, Guillaume could not help laughing at this strange costume. Noticing, for the. first time, Tio- mane's dripping dress, Sister Victoire said: "And you, too, come from a bath?" "Why, Sister," said Guillaume excitedly, "it was she who plunged into the soa^ it was she who saved Maritza." He too was thoroughly wet from having carried, his poor little darling, While he dried his dripping clothes at the blazing five which the sister had kindled, and Tiomane, in the next room, was putting on some dry clothes, borrpwed also from the scanty ward' robe of the paralytic, a luncheon of bvown bread, and hot rum and water, quickly prepared by the good sister, completed the entire restoration of the three children. It was Jong past the hqur fixed for theiv return; indeed, it was. nearly night; and Guillaume, ha* r ' ing now time to think of his mother's uneasiness, urged tb e necessity of Starting for home at once. Tianjane went for her car, which she found with Grjse,;jus.t where she had left jt. Maritza was lifted to her cushion, and well muffled in tbe shawl—which fortunately had been left in the ear—and ftfter many iovin^ kisses, exchanged with S}s.ter Vietpire, the party started for borne, brave little Tioteane driving, Tbe drive borne, under a starless sky, pa the deserted feeapbi bordered on side by high dunes, wbiob in. tbe light iopH e & WUe phantoms, was very melancholy. Maritza, with head is w«f it is wet" &im fftMH IfMfi t« fcfdt, >, ¥h'8 Mftg'ftlfioeat Rifds Mafitsft ih 'his WUSs^ ftftd Gfalt Jiiime drdf^Sd thS little donke"^ ,rif er If toftito f<Src%,>' Cott!used,n-igh> stupefied^ the little f Sfisfcftt f ifl hersfelf )& an elegatit dfawlh^f rooitt, flooded with" light,' aMj as ft dreawi, she saw a beautiful lady weep' lag blitetly, w'hbat GuillaiiHie &ad Maritza were e&ressiflg' tendefly. The Iftdles Who had bee'fl ttying to Comfort the distracted mother, bow pressed ai'ouhd the brother and sister, askibg a thousand questions! "What has happened?" "What does Marltza's strange dress tneaa?" "Where do you come f>e>m?" ITof tho last two hours a great num* ber of persons had been sent to search for the lost children lii every dtfectioa — on the beaeh, in the streets, at the hottses of friends. .GuillJiuaie" told the Whole story, He praised Tiomane'a courage and presence of mind, and' the frightened, dazzled little peasant girl FOUND llKBSKLP ON THE LAP OP A BEAUTIFUL LADY. found herself on the' lap of. the beautiful lady, who kissed her again and again, while tears still'coursed down her cheeks—tears of joy. Tiomane never knew, how .she got back to her Car and her village. She remembered vaguely, as in a dream, that Guillaume had taken her by the hand and led her away, filling the other hand with gold pieces. A distinguished escort of .admiring ladies and gentlemen accompanied tho brave little peasant girl to her car. CHAPTER IV. HE NEXT DAY, as if nothing unusual had h a p- pened, Tiomane and Grise took their accustomed pi a c e on the beach. It was not on the gay, fashionable bathers at Berck alone that our little heroine made an impression. Her rude, uncultivated companions recognized her superiority, and felt' its influence, -but without any bitterness, any jealousy, saluting her always as she passed with frank cordiality. Never taking any part in their rude sports,, she was knitting as usual that day, but not without, turning her eyes of ten,to the terrace of the cottage where her new friends lived. . Suddenly she hoard Guillaume's voice: "Ah,, little donkey driver, how do you do to-day?" He ran nimbly down tho steps and bounded,into the car. In vain she protested. He carried her off to his mother's cottage, where a gay and distinguished company gave her a warm welcome. The first person she recognized was pretty Maritza, in one of her elegant white dresses. As on the day before, her beautiful golden hair was tied with a great bow of white satin ribbon, and fell in curls on h&r shoulders, and, as the day before, the little peasant girl, looking at the fairy like creature, was filled with respectful admiration, "Come, duchess, kiss' the brave girl who fished'you up out of the sea," cried Guillaume. (TO UK CONTINUED,) Rings Cut from Diamonds, Everybody knows how difficult it is even for expert lapidaries to cut diamonds, not only on account of their hardnpss, but by reason of their structure and veins, which must be well do-fined before the cutter begins his work, M, Antoine, ope of the best known jewelers c-f Antwerp, has, after many fruitless attempts and three years of arduous, patient toil, at last succeeded in cutting a whole rinff out of a blopk of diamond. The ring is perfectly round, with a diameter of jo miili' meters (abput three quarters of an inch), It was exhibited for spme time, in'Antwerp, and was very much admired, Its value is not given, as tl?9 maker will not sail it. Outside of ibis ring there is Imrpuo other ring known to be cut ov}t of qjje'stone, and that is the boautifu) gappbire ring in years died in # p«pr p#rt of little effects were pq.1i jjp for p^er ' qd4s .and,'' enjs of dirty »°t a.t , ' "pip pj j»w§' e '^n/ey |n &»d, decided < p pu.rcbe,sjng the, ft'pnj h^gyasp, A wjs ' donbey, p,yey. with jRftuite ebiJJ, tyit tiut M But J BOYS AND CIHtfci, aaae SHOST §?e«ft§ FOS Litf L^ tit tiuie t**itti'-*H6 fitofxl ftcfraatt— A Capitol Converted teaith bh mamma's ia de housepital, t wish t't she'd came home! 1 caa't elaj 1 When she's don't «JP Mamma come? t get so lonesome hefe, I dbn't kaoW What to do; Arsur's away mos* all 'e day, He goes to school, .you know, ' 'N' when he does come hbme .at last He likes to play with Ray; Says little boys makes too much noise, 'N' don't know how to play! I guess, if I was as big as him, 'N' he was little's me, j ^ •!; 'N' I was 'way to school all day, ' ' ' ' I'd try my best to be Jus' awful good* when I came home, 'N' make him happy, too; • 'N' wouldn't play one bit wid .Ray- Fink dat's'e way to do! My g'amma twies to do her best, She's kind, V loves me so! But it's so long since she w'as young She doesn't seem to know Jus* how a fellow feels Who's lonesome as c'n be; 'N' all 'e cake 'at she c'n bake .Won't make it up to me. My papa's gone de whole day. long, A-workin' hard's he can; I tell you, I Will help him lots When I'm a grown-up man! But dat's a long ways off, you know; • 'N' here I am at home, 'N' mamma's in de housepital — , : 0h, my! I wish' she'd comet I i A Cupltol Romance. A-quiet litle romance, of which only those most interested are suposed as yet to, know, has grown from the fertile agricultural department, says the Washington Star. Once upon a time there was a'pretty girl in a far-off Weatern state. Hard ti mes pressed heavily upon her aged father and mother. With the brave thought to earn sufficient money to lift a mortgage from the small farm, the young girl came to Washington, and, after many rebuffs and disappointments, secured a position in the seed division of the Agricultural Department. Quietly and faithfully she did her daily duty, saving much more of her salary than she spent, and dreaming of a time when the savings would be enough; to lighten the : mortgage and the dear olid hearts at home. When the seed division was abolished her hopes sunk very low. All efforts to find another place were fruitless, and Washington seemed big and strange and lonely. Before giving up and going home, she made one final throw for success and : future happiness. She wrote a letter to the newly- oiected Congressman of her home district, and asked him to aid her with his influence in obtaining a Government position. She imaginedihim to be a benevolent, Peffer-like old gentleman, with a fatherly disposition. He happened to receive her letter as he was starting to Washington on ante-congressional business, and h,e answered it in person. He was neither old nor' Peffer-like; he was young and good- looking and susceptible. His business in Washington lengthened itself out unaccountably. The pretty girl has gone home now, but this winter there is going to be a happy young bride in a modest Httle home on Capitbl Hill, and that western congressman is going to challenge every fellow member who shal} dare to lift a word of protest against the abolishment of the seed division. Converted When Children. Many of the brightest lights In the history of Christianity have been converted in early life. Some one gives a few examples as follows: The brightest lights in the churches were converted in early life, Adam, CJarfte, the commentator, was converted at four years of age, His influence will shine Jn the •moral heavens while the sun shines in the natural heavens. Alfred Cpokman, the great revivalist, was converted at ten years of age, He will shine in the kingdom of God as the stars jn the firmament of heaven fpjv ever and ever, and thousands will rise in the judgment and call him blessed, Isaac Watte, the great poet, was eon- verted at the age of nine years. His in» fiuence will be felt through the endless ages of eternity, Robert Hall was <?9n* Verted at twelve, Jonathan 3Bdwards at Be,yea, and-William Penn at nine, fey m means da to ,GQ8}JngtQp, "that because dumb creates ds np,t respond promptly, to ewf kin.dRess they are 'to it, This jriitb. was -fcrgiu B,tr)k,)ng)y tp me once in tUe caao of I pace swifted. Tjx impervious to ge»t}e treatment fact toidd fflaa iiim aW kttif * "• tts *'all» aid fiAWr&Il#-tfiS«gh, belflf J I Geffflaa, he-billed ifi §e?!5SaS^ ftf fifif gf eat sufpf fte th:| deg ttittted aad c&ms Joyous!^ bbuhdihg tdWflfd us, 'Hie' simple, fact was thai tfis dog u'ndirstdoa tH'e" tinivefsai kitidfis^ el teubh : ^nd eye, but the ofaly spdkeii language h§ fetiSW Md '<3cr»ftli, Ifata Wiiidh' idtiti" tty r as'l subsequently Ittfaed, 61 had been imported Bhly about tea daj/s feb- fore 1 bought hlia, ' "The only question new was whetiiei 1 1 choUld teach the dog .English, of Whetb<!f I should learfi- Qefmfta. 1 thought it would be-easier, for me tc leaf a a new laaguage thaa for the dog, kad that is how t caine td take up the study; ' Intfeltlgeht ttoi-SA A little Massachusetts f gifl tells the follPwing story flf her .wondSWul hdrse; fhis 'Is a true story of Mary's horse, lie was just as black as a coal all over, except- a pretty white star on his forehead. "Once ia two or three weeks Mary had him take tea with her aad her little brother aad sisters. She weht to the stable where he lived with Kate aad Neil, two pretty twia poaies, aad said to him: " 'Come, Jack! Don't you want spmo tea?' ' i "At that he came right up to her, and found out the buttons' on her dress and tried to pull'them off and then untied her apron strings. " 'Now, Jack,' Mary said, 'tea is' all ready. Come alPng!—and he followed her along the sidewalk to the bach door and up the three steps into the hous.0. "What a clatter his iron shoes made aloag the entry to tho dining roomi Harry and Annie and Fanay rushed' out, crying:' " 'Oh, mamma! Here's Jack coming to tea!' "Then mamma filled a large bowl with tea, put in plenty of milk and three or four pieces of white sugar (for Jack had a sweet tooth) and cut a slice of bread into pieces and put it on a plate with a doughnut or piece of gingerbread. And Mary said: 'NoW, Jack, come up to the table!' "You see, he was too big'to sit in a chair, but he came close up to the table and stood thereand drank his tea without slopping any over and ate up his bread and cake. And when he had done, what do you think ho did? Why, he went up to the piano that stood in the corner of the room and smelled the keys and looked around at Mary. That was to ask her to play a tune before he went home. "Then she said: " 'Oh, you dear Jack. I know what you want!' \ "And. she sat do,wn and played some merry tune, »while he pricked up his ears and put his nose down close, tb-her" fingers, he was so pleased. Then he rubbed her shoulder with his nose, and Mary played another tune for him. " 'Now, Jack,' mamma said, 'you've had a_ nice time, but you must go baclj to your, stable. Kate and Nell will miss you if you stay longer,' "Then Mary opened the dining room door, and Jack followed her down the long entry and out to the stable, Just like a dog." Heaven on Knrtli. How much more /happiness and Joy; and peace ther.e,would be on earth ij every Christian would take the following words of Charles H. Spurgeon to heart! It was said of an old 'Puritan' that "heaven was in before he waa' in heaven." That is necessary for all of us; we must have heaven in us before we get into heaven, If we do not get to heaven before .we die, we shall never get there afterward, An old Scotchman was asked if he ever expected to go to heaven. "Why, man, I live there," was the quaint reply, Let us all live in those spiritual things which are' the essential features of heaven. Often go there before you go to stay there. If you come down to-morrow morning, knowing and realizing that heaven is yours, and that you will soon be there, those children will not worry you half so much, When you go out to your business or to ypur work) you will npt be half so discontented when you knpw that this is not youi rest, but that you have a rest on the hills eternal, whether your heart has already gone, and that your portion is in the everlasting dwellings, "Lay hold on eternal life,'" "Get hold of it now," It is a thing of the future, and it is a thing of the present; and even your, part of it which is future," can, be, by faith, so realised and grasped as tg be actually onjpyed while ypu are yet fiere. The Pusslpn for Soqlg, Rev. Chariea.H, P-ark}mrs,t, himt&lf a noble §xamp)e ol turning ge,ai JEpr Christ, says about }mpfts.stonate wen; Jt is. the impftssjonexji men that havg made hi9tory^ always, yeijgjpue an,d uiar bpth, They are tprefc to up cpmtdistibiesj they are pwjse general l?Pd.y that Jn,g. No.WBh Jesus, Obl-iSt, became no. ma. R besides' him has embodied so wide, §9 prpfpynd, and 8Q. divine entbusiftsni, Peppje gr« j s ejepythjag.jjut Jl^r. paj; iftfr'.Jw i are verjrf ';« da .tiki; h»r .' & „«.«*«.•«- .rj^r-.J.!' . , "1 saw him in t6 a West, miiia Is, thai th& ; . j dulls that thefe ( te little ifaea*, . 'aad none td b& readily obtained, — ._ .,e# ¥dr& last week.. He loeked as if he were ea the fad&** iays a young man Speaking of a friend* . He meant that,the young iaaa had the appearance of being in financial dis» ; tress. The drummers say of an ill-kept hotel that it is "on the hog." One newsboy emerging from a fiow- ery theater, says to his companion "Cat play is oa de hog." Formerly he would -say that it 'Was "bum," "oa the , hog," generally speaking coaveys the Idea first of hard times, and secondarily of Worthldssness. . The expression is'. several years old ia the West, and origlaated among the tramps who, by, the way, are coastaatly enriching the Janguage. "On the hog" meant literally, "on the hog train." In beating their way from towa to ' towa, riding on trucks, in empty cars, or perilously staadiag oa the couplers between cars, the tramp felt that he " was in especially hard luck'if, he was'; forced .to take passage oa a^trala the ' cars, of which, were filled with squeal-' ing, ill-smelling hogs. .There, is no shelter, no open car on such a train, , and the wayfarer always bewailed the . •fate that made him a pdssongefc "oa the " hog." The Americaa tramp has a slaag almost as extensive and fully as unintelligible as that of a London thief, or a New York policeman of twenty years ago. Time was when circus men made the new patter. It was the followers oJ the old round-top that gave to the world "rnlain guy" as, indicative of the boss or head of an establishment^ and.' a hundred other terms expressive and of palpable origin. Railroad,men are not given to a dis-' •;« tinctive slang, although their conver-' ' sation is labeled with technical-terms of the train or "yard." A railroad man never goes or comes. He "pulls out"'or ' he "pulls in." Should he change his, mind about anything he "switches." If ' unable 'to accomplish a task he is "stalled." He "puts onh brakes" or he ' ''throws her wide open." He ''slows up" and he "cuts her loose." The lower order of variety actors are,, almost uninteliglble at times. An umbrella is a "mush," a silk hat is a "sizer," shoes are "skates," gloves are' "my four ounces," a diamond is a "calcium," a lady friend is^ a "dona" ' (donna), the manager is "his nibs," the treasurer is "his Shylocks," whiskers are "lilacs," a nose is a "beak," a salary is "my per," the backer of a show is "an angel," all actors outside of the » vaudeville business are ."legits." But the tramp, whether he is "on the hog" or feasting ,in a section where poultry roosts low, is constantly adding , to his vocabulary. For instance, a railroad'track is "the path." To walk on. the same is "dinging;" a man's eyes are his "lamps," a tramp is a \'bo" abbreviation from hobo), an arm'is a "fin," a leg Is a "peg;" is lame « is ."riley" or "leary," Weary WraggJes meets Dusty Rhodes and says, "Say, bo, did you see a bo with a lamp out, a- leary fin and a riley peg dinging the path?" Mr, Rhodes remembers that a short time previously he had met .a gentleman strolling over the tracks who had 1 '' at some time suffered the loss of an eye and was at present laboring under the • disadvantage of a crippled leg. and was also carrying an arm, in a sling, Printers or compositors have Intro* duced many of the expressions pf the shop into their daily qpnversation. The "' word "pi" expresses a lot of type that has been thrown Into cpnfusion, •yq cause a wreck is therefore'tp "pi," Sopje years agp the proprietor ol a/ great Western, dally died, He' had ai« ways been held in high esteem by his employees. Bight Pf the Pld.e?t com* ppsJtors in the building were chosen tp • act as pall-bearers, The cpjfiji was a,, heavy metallic affair, and the s.te,ps,V dpwn which'it was tp-be carried were;.• awkwardly.built. The load wst'abeu^;*' ail the eight njep could carry, 'and & one moment two men at the bead .Of t&9 ' cpfljn seenjed t« wftyer. ^ Tbs Joffmas oj tbe company SPPR ga.w tbf daflgej.^. and fee gpftiy wled; rfpn't pt trl)£ Olcl iPJSIli" ited,'- TJbey either be.cqijie iogr^ft^l^'^ i j >iiS A'OS FT* t&

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