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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 11, 1896
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PATRICK MARVELOUS TALES AND LEGENDS TOLD ABOUT HIM. Ill* Death-Hod Admonition—The Patron ' Saint of Erin anil Ills Hntnnlc Majesty t —An Odd Version of tho Story of the 1 HuuUog. T. PATRICK, the good old patron saint whose marvelous miracles and benevolence Irishmen the world over will recall at this time—the anniversary of his death—was proba- 'V blyaboutforty years old When he landed on the inhospitable shores of Ireland, and he is said to have continued his labors unflinchingly for the space o£ 'four-score years, until the day of his death, on March 17, 493 A. D., which •would have made him almost a century -and a quarter old. There are many doubting Thomases -who assert that the good, saint, was •neither a Scotchman nor, as some say, a Frenchman, but was an entirely mythical personage whom the church canonized in order to constitute a patron saint of wonder-working reputation. There is a delightful homeliness about most of the old legends and traditions concerning the saint; their hero is so essentially human always, notwithstanding his transcendent gifts. All hearts were won by his kindly and genial personality. It,is related that when the saint lay ,on his death-bed he was deeply touched .at the sight of his mourning followers. •He gazed on them with pitying eyes, .and with his last breath It Is gravely •'asserted that he murmured: "Take a drop of something'for my sake." It is said that the art of distillation ,Wae taught to the Irish by St..Patrick, 'though he had no mean reputation as a .temperance advocate. At all events, "poteen" was named after him. • When a boy of sixteen the embryo missionary was captured by pirates and eold to slavery in Ireland for seven years. But for this lucky chance, by ins way, the Emerald Isle might stUl ho unregenerate.''The youth was employed aa a swineherd ou top of a lofty the wgen.t necessity of a little among the then rv . the etory gpeg, hie lone- waf interrupted by no, less |ge4bft» tfee dsvll himself, 'aitejejty had adapted the 1 5 huge Btafte ^nd i the future . . .. f fee ia toptesjj 'fewf, iiyi'%lJJ^a out is v.'!; and rose gloriously upon the scene. This was too much for the Prince of Darkness. He fled in his natural shape, while the swineherd resumed his post anci the sun discreetly sank to abide the orthodox time of rising. On a certain cold morning St. Patrick and his followers were on the summit of a bleak mountain, with no apparen means of making a fire. To add to their discomfort snow was falling heavily and a howling wind had arisen. Now was the opportunity for the saint. He ordered all hands to collect snowballi together in a great heap, then he quiet' ly breathed upon the frosty mound, ant lo! flames burst forth immediately. .The following touching poem allud Inf.'to the above Is of comparatively recent date: "St. Patrick, as in legends told, Tho morning being very cold, ., In order to assuage the weather, -,••• Collected bits of Ice together; Then gently breathed upon the pyre When every fragment blazed on fare. Ah! If the saint had been so kind As to have left the gift behind ; To such a love-lorn wretch as me, , Who daily struggles to be free, IM bo content—content .With part, I'd only ask to th'aw the heart, The frozen heart of Polly Roe." A peasant family living near Belfast in the early part of this century were tho much-envied possessors of St. Patrick's jawbone. Tho relic was supposed to have a supernatural value in determining the guilt or innocence of a suspected criminal. The accused one had merely to place his hand on the jawbone and take a solemn oath. In case he perjured himself the most frightful punishment followed. It was also of great assistance to wo'men in child labor, and was a sovereign remedy for epileptic fits and to ward off the evil eye witches, fairies, etc. Everyone knows about the most stupendous miracle of all the miracles of St. Patrick, the one which of itself was enought to make the saint's name immortal, but we don't all know how the feat was accomplished. Colgan, the antiquarian, says that the snakes were banished from Ireland in the following novel and ingenious manner: St. Patrick procured an; Immense drum and then: walked forth over hill, dale and valley while beating a most thundering tattdp. Right .in the midst of his arduous; labors a hole was knocked in the top,' whereupon the snakes all stopped short ou their march to the sea. In the nick of time an angel appear^ and rnendecl the drum. After this tho operation : was continued to the eiul without further accident. Every reptile wag supposed to have left the Island, but the saint himself knew better. There was one snake that behaved so badly during the grand march that St. Patrick concluded to punish him. to the legend the recalcitrant serpent was confined in the ! gloomy depth o,f Lough Dilveen, in the j Galtee Mountains of Tipperary, It was l understood that the prisoner should be ! released from durance vile on the fol< lowing Monday, when ho would be driven out to join his fellow-crawlers Jn the briny deep. Alas! St. Patrisk was so busy he forgot all about it. At least they say in Tipperary that ou every Monday to this : da ! y the hapless snake comes to the surface of the lake and utters this plaint in Irish: "it's a long Monday, Patrick!" The uhamrock in Ireland, as is well known, is always associated with the saint. The popular reason given for Its peculiar significance is undoubtedly the true one. When St. Patrick commenced to preach the gospel to the pagan Irish he found it very difficult to make them comprehend the doctrine of the Trinity, At last a bright idea struck him. He displayed to the throng a sprig of the common trefoil (shamrock) and Jn a moment his auditors §rasp-ed the idea how perfectly simple H was fer three to, ?y0tei» oj. JfJIbJ frpju one, b > r th* World. Oile of the rarest ecclesiastic, as •frell as Irish, manuscripts in the world Is the original of St. Patrick's hymn. When It was transcribed is not known, btit it was probably done within a century after the death of the patron saint of Ireland, at which time a school of scribes flourished under his immediate successor, St. Columb, the princely missionary who made the beautiful copy of the gospel knows as the Book of Kells. However that may be, tbe : manuscript is now preserved in the celebrated Book of Hymiis (Liber Hymnor- um) In the library of trinity college, Dublin. Bishop tJssher expressed It as his opinion that the Book of Hymns wad at least 1,000 years old In his time. The hymn of St. Patrick is composed In the Bearla Felne, a very ancient and aristocratic dialect of the Gaelic, that in which the Brehon laws and the very oldest tracts are written. The orthography and many of the words of this dialect became obsolete very early in the Christian era, when the Latin came to be used, so that the date of the hymn becomes flxed within a certain century —the sixth. Moreover, it is,distinctly alluded to in Tirechan's annotations on the saint's life written in the seventh century. In this he stated that the Irish hymn -ought to be sung forever. • "But perhaps the strongest proofs of its antiquity are to be found in the composition itself," says the learned Dr. Petrie. "A Christian living after the establishment- of Christianity would hardly invoke the Deity to protect him from the spells of women, smiths and Druids; and the placing of the natural powers of .the Creator between himself and all evil powers has no parallel in any leter Christian composition. It may be doubted if the production would be regarded as orthodox In times subsequent to the actual time of its production. Hence It Is never mentioned In later lives ,of .'the saint. Colgan simply includes a hymn in his list o£ the.saint's works. But notwithstanding the silence of the writers, it is remarkable that the Luireach Phadrutg is still remembered In many parts of Ireland by the peasantry, and a portion of it Is repeated to,this day, usually at bedtime, with .the ,same confidence In its protecting powers as, according to St. Bvin, was placed in it previously to his time." '•'• ; An Echo of St. Patrick's Day, The wearing of the green. In the Footsteps of St. Patrick. Whoever journeys in Ireland will make a St. Patrick pilgrimage whether he knows it or not, for the missionary saint has associated his name with spots in half the counties of old Erin. Here he blessed a field and it is fertile; there he baptized a host of converts and the river swells with gladness throughout the year; again he stopped to drink at some wayside well and its waters have healing in them still; there a church raises a stately spire on the spot where some miracle was witnessed. A reminiscence, a legend, lingers around the grotto where the tourist goes to try the echoes, and receives back a tone so silvery and sweet that it seems to carry a blessing to the care- ler& wayfarer. A day's journey by jaunting car west of Queenstown a long arm of the Atlantic Ocean—Bantry Bay—forms a landlocked harbor. One emerald island lies far'up toward the head almost in the shadow of the Killamey mountains. Somewhere behind those silvery peaks to the north nestle the lovely lakes. On both sides of the bay tall cliffs climb, to the fleecy clouds that recede in the transparent blue brightness, A gorge, widening to the deep, enchanted Valloy of Glengariff, opens to the west. To this sunny glade the mists never crep up from the sea, and invalids bask in the healing sunshine. Far away, on the other side of the bay, if you watch you may see the Kerry maids, sure-footed as chamois, climb the precipitous cliffs to where', i a stream of water gushes over a rocky, lodge. A. pent house is raised over thej lioly well, a crucifix rudely carved in the face of the cliff Bits qf bright garments, paper flowers, and ends of candles are impaled on the whitethorns and aurel bushes near it.—Eleanor Atkinson. J'luck, There is no such, thing as luck. Luck s pluck. LAiok Is a fQQjish doctrine of :ate; it Is the silliness of supposition; Jt 3 tfce cynlpism. of fools, incompetents' and failures, YO.U never hear a real sensible man, tftlHiDg about luck; he knows tfee .Jneantng Qf patience and >a4njtftking cjire, »)f< energy and. epO£Qjn.y.— J. Q. Used 'by tfce 1 WONDEBFttL SPOT. f HE yeLLdwsf ONE KAtioNAL f*ARK A GREAt INStROCT JR.- Hi frame tta« Si>**ftd t« fcaropei and Hnndretls of BnropeSfi* tUlt it Ati htjaliy—AitterieftiBJ Are Slot* to At* predate ftl Features. Though comparatively few Americans realize the fact, it is nevertheless true that our Yellowstone National Park is the most surprising, Interesting, instructive, entertaining, edifying and eft- chanting region yet discovered on the surface of the globe. This is the unanimous testimony of experienced travelers from all countries; and It is far from complimentary to the Intelligence and patriotism of Americans that thousands of foreigners actually know more about the wonde*s and beauties of the Yellowstone region than the average citizen of this country has ever imagined. The chief facts regarding the phenomena on exhibition in our national park are taught in many European schools. It would certainly seem more rational If at least a few of the thousands of American tourists—particularly our teachers—who annually pour themselves into the lap of Europe and rave over Its stock exhibitions, would first acquaint themselves with some of the more wonderful attractions which abound in our country, and thus be prepared to edify their pupils and entertain their friends by instructing them regarding the wonders of our own continent. All teachers—particularly those of the various branches of natural Bcienno—ought to visit and carefully study such places as the petrified forests of Arizona, the Grand canon of the Colorado, the Yosemite Valley, the Alaskan archipelago—rich in forests, mountains and glaciers—and, above all, the Yellowstone National Park. Dr. L. B. Sperry, of Bellevue, Ohio, the popular lyceum lecturer, who has traveled extensively both In Europe and in America, and has familiarized himself with the sights of both countries, pronounces the Yellowstone Park the most interesting and instructive region yet opened up to tourists. In a recent communication to a Minneapolis paper, he says: "Taken as a whole, and considering all things, a trip to the Yellowstone National Park is the most edifying and satisfying trip • on the globe; It yields the largest dividends In food for subsequent reflection and, mental growth and real enjoyment. To get the most satisfaction out of a trip through the park, one should observe the following suggestions: • "1. He should not plan to make the trip before the middle of June. It is best to wait till the weather and the roads are settled, and the latter properly repaired. The government em- ployes enter upon the work of repair as early In the season as practicable, and are almost certain to have the entire line of highway in good condition before the end of June. Any time be- v tween July 1 and October 1 is sure to be a good time to visit the park. If, as sometimes occurs, the snows in the mountains disappear early in the season, June is a most delightful time to make the trip. "2. If possible, the visitor to the park should have good company; he will dally feel the need of appreciative companions, with whom to discuss and enjoy the,many surprising things he so constantly sees. "3. Let him declde.If possible, to take at least seven or eight days in the park. Ten or twelve days are better; and a month Is better still. But even a trip .requiring but five days from the railroad Is a great deal better than none at all. One should always remember that ho gets out of any excursion, or vacation Journey, just about what he puts Into it of time, money, brains, cheerfulness and good sense. , "4. Tourists should always remember that a kicking, selfish traveler Is continuously unhappy, and ends his journey dissatisfied, if not, indeed, disgusted; while a cheerful, unselfish, thoughtful tourist always has agoodjind profitable time, and stores up pleasant memories for use during the remainder of his life. "5. When one considers all the clr- cumstnices.the expense of atrip through the park seems very reasonable, The entire outfit of men/animals and material—both for transportation and for supplying and running the .hotels- must be shipped in from a great distance each year, and shipped out again at the close of each season, which, at best, covers but four months of time. Four large, nicely furnished, steam' heated, electricTiighted hotels and three lunch stations are run In first-class shape all, the season, The uniform charge, which Includes a nice room and all service. )s ?4 per day for the first week. Tourists whq remain longer than mat are charged but ?3 per day, "The transportation company keeps in readiness over sixty first-class Gongord coaches and hundreds of flne horses, together with competent drivers and all necessary accessories for ejegant coaching. Stop-over privileges, without extra charge, are granted at all points tor any length ol time. I am more and more Impressed, each season that 1 visit the parK, by the elaborate and perfect hotel and coach service that Is provided for the few thousands wfcp annually mil themselves of it. Such service ougfct to be rewarded by a more §e»er' as patronage than it bas yet re* ceiyoi The number of visitors p tils wonderland should increase yearly, till hundred* of happy t9urists ghap arrive ami depart dally during the enUrp gea- 6an*--«aeh American prouti pf ifeo fact that our couatry bjj the ftaeet natural the snndest wttow) park \ PAStOB. fifcittfc* bSJttfco* of *h« 0*66fc iteesiiwi Attar *»** ***«' The ttet. V. P. Donakoy, for nine fcfci the pasta* of the Gfreetc church at Sltfcft, Alaska, has beefi recalled by the synod of St. Petersburg, ahd came down 6ft the city of tdpekft, with his (wire and eight young; children, the eldest df whoa is a boy of I0< tils sue* cessof Is the Rev. Anatole Kamensky, says an exchange. Father Dbnskoy Is the typical Russian priest, of massive frame, long, sweeping beard^ streaked With gray, and high forehead, sloping down to eyebrows like eaves Over a full dark eye. He is gentleness personified as he watches over his little flock at the Diller, and sighs as he thinks of his long journey to New York, and that other long journey to Southampton, and still another weary jaunt in the stifling railroad cars of Europe, for these in' fants before they come to their place of rest. But then St. Petersburg Is his home, he says, with a smile. The beautiful Greek church at Sltka has been visited by thousands of tourists during the time that Father Donskoy has been, in charge there, and yet he can speak but few words of English, he has devoted himself so completely to his own people and to the Indians. He had a congregation of 800, about fiOO of whom were Indians. He had also his orphanage, his schools and other works to constantly occupy his attention, and in it his life passed gently and happily, for the church gave him little trouble on financial grounds. Tourists left many gifts and the congregation was liberal. So behind his ouave manner there is no doubt a deep regret that his superior, the synod, should call him from a sphere of such quiet usefulness. When asked if he would solicit subscriptions on his way, at New York, for instance, for the church at Sitka, he showed surprise at the question. No, no, he said, New York had her own Greek church to support; and, besides, the Sitka church was not in need. ENGINEERING BY A MOUSE. Tho Skillful Plan by Which 'He Got Himself Out of a Doop Hole, "While digging holes for telegraph poles at Byron, Me.," said a Western Union man, "I became interested in watching the ingenuity and per'sever- ence of a mouse. He fell into one of the holes, which was four and a half feet deep, and twenty inches across, TJb.Q first day Jje ran around, J..he bottom of the hole trying to fincT-lsSm"? means of escape, but could not climb out. The second day he settled down to business. He began steadily and systematically to dig a spiral groove around the inner surface of the hole with a uniformly ascending grade. He worked night and day, and as he got farther from the bottom he dug little pockets, where'he could either He or sit and rest. Interested witnesses threw in food. At the end of two weeks the mouse struck a rock. This puzzled him. For nearily a day hi tried to get under, around or over tho obstruction, but without success. With unflinching patience he reversed hit spiral and went on tunneling his wa; in the opposite direction. At the eni of four weeks he reached the top, and probably sped away to enjoy his well* earned freedom. His escape was not seen. When his food was put in in the morning he was near the surface, but at night the work was seen to be complete and the little engineer, whoso pluck and skill had saved his life, had left."—Exchange. Horseless Carriages In England. Sir David Salomons has all the indefatigability of the enthusiast in hi! crusade in support of the evolution o'. the motor carriage, He has now beet successful in forming a powerful asso elation for the purpose of bringing parliamentary influence to bear on th' government with the object of remoV' ing the legal disabilities under whicli this class of conveyance now labors in -this country. Sir David Salomons is o the opinion, however, that swecplr.r improvements are required in the exist ing types of self-propelling vehicles to fore they can be regarded as fitted foi general public use. It is satisfactory to note that the new president of the as sociatlon has a sufficient and ever superabundant faith in the ability 01 native mechanicians and expresses tin belief in this department of vehiculai transport we shall take our place we)' in advance as soon as the time comes.-Exchange, Export; of Horse* Increasing, The export of horses from this COUP try \o Europe has increased largely Jr the last two or three years, Durins the first e}gh.t months of last year 222, 7§5 horses, valued at $2,947,000, wer< shipped to British ports, as against 15,§14 in the same period' of 1894, and 10,. 177 in 1893. The shipments to contl nental port? show a large increase, toe The variety pf horses in demand an different In almost every country IT Europe, . Despite the astonishing fal' |n the value of range horses in the west, horse breeders in the south and eas' the future is very promising. Wo WorU T»° We American. people worH too harfl We try to press too many results tnti the allotted hours of the day and jnti one short life. We thirst for power advancement, prosperity, money, ap,' the consequence is we live too fast, W> wear ourselves put before the Wnje. w do not take enough rest, enough reere atipn.--R.ev, J.ohn R, Carding. ef the Ajrjpan tribes ufiUl the. jo^ts "crwk" as ,p| flatten,, a.n.0, Ofte trlfce hiy, |a,g W o» 94 prmg icin Your blood in Spfing is almost be full of imparities—the tiofa of the winter months. Bad illation of sleeping rooms, SmpQ ia dwellings, factories and shops, eating, heavy, improper foods, fa of the kidheys and live? property luj extra work thus thrust Upon them, i the prime causes ol .this condition, is of the utmost Importance that; Purify YourBiooi Now,- as when warmer Weather cornea 4a the tonic effect of cold bracing ait |J gone, your weak, thin, impure btooJ will not furnish necessary strength,! 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