The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 25, 1896 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 25, 1896
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THEt!W83tt SWAT | which was now their home, the tears and sobs broke out afresh. The cold made them suffer dreadfully — the Wretched little room* without any of the comforts to Which they had beeh accustomed— the meagre table d'hote so poorly served—how long the hours 'CHAPTER XVI.—(CONTINUED). her turn, Tiomane explained the fnclal condition of the family to its Ing head. In opposition to the ad, and the entreaties of Monsieur de -z, Madame de Sorgnes had given up ,lhe creditors all her Jewels, valued fslx hundred thousand francs; but iks to this sacrifice all the debts „ paid. She thought only of shield- the memory of her husband; Tio- ie alone had understood the lofty Itlve and approved the noble act. son, so loyal to his father's mem- congratulated her. 61 only love you more, dear little Imma," he said, kissing the beauti- ' hands, despoiled of the diamonds ich he "had always seen sparkling on ittiat remained for them to live upon? veritable miracle saved them from nediate want. Monsieur de Sorgnes bought, some years before his Lth, a few shares in a railway com- whlch had never paid any dlvl- ad. . It was now under new man- ement. and on a better footing. The rty thousand francs which the con- had invested would bring to his ow, that month, a 5 per cent divl- j)d—that is, fifteen hundred francs annum, payable quarterly. But that Is nothing, absolutely noth- " said Gulllaume, shocked at the louncement of such slender re- fiWha't!" cried the brave girl, "do you Ink so, you extravagant boy? Do li not know that there are many per- as to whom 1,500 francs income would | a fortune? And am .I not here co le charge of the household? I under- jfnd economy, for I have known real >erty." e added that this Investment was absolutely secure, certainly, but e It not very fortunate that they had i'mall as it was, to live upon until he Id be In a position to support his in their dejection, the mother and daughter spoke of nothing but their hope that death might soon put an end to their sufferings. "For shame! how can you be so selfish and so ungrateful?" cried Gulllaume, trying to hide his own feelings. "ToU do hot think of those who love YO^— of me—and of this incomparable Tio- mane, Who is so devoted to you." He asked Tiomane for their bonnets and wraps, and with the most mirth- provoking blunders, and many loving words and Jests, he put them oh his mother and sister. He forced them to smile; his gaiety was contagious. The weather was delightful. It was one of those warm, bright days In March when the sun brings out the buds on the trees. The widow, in her deep mourning, leaned on the arm of her idolized son; the two young girls followed. Gulllaume took them to the garden of the Luxembourg. The fresh air, the blue sky, the beautiful toilettes, the zoflafete sieeplftg-fwofhs, a «flf WttHuf-' McMh, find a Matt, ft, vet* llWft tttt exquisitely heat, kltcheft. Nevei- less, ftiahy were the Abates before final decision Was feft6hed. The »»«"»Ing tv-edttesday,' <*ulli&tiftie;s f a6atltffi day, he Was tailed UJJott to irlve hi* opinion, which agreed ih every respect With that of Tiomane, who proftileed to make a little heaven of this fifth floor If she could only obtaitt permission to take it. The long Stairs frightened the self-indulgent gmyrhlote, uhaecuB- totned as she was to the slightest exertion; but, on the other hand, the t>6ftfe- cochere, the loge, pleaded in favor of the elevated perch. Maritza Was delighted at its proximity to the garden of the Luxembourg, the scehe of her late m- Umphs, and there was music ort certain days ih the garden, it Would be finding again something of what she had lost, Something of her old happy lire. The bargain was at length concluded. Tiomane took, lii Madame de Sorgnes name, a lease of the apartments, Rue d'Assas, and bought ail the furniture PAPEft," HIS §U§J§£fi . Sti* 8t»t*itt«ttt e* tb* that Bnitbufid A»*t*fes faMty ot We*fctfr t>« ifo»t*ntneht Itt* Q*«fct OffocJ. 28, m- na«t el S KM* B, and, ednsedflefttly, darlhs^tbeiiast ' yeafs a ncwepapef had died almost every day. The disease Is epld«hw. The larger 1 fjapefS SWaltSw the Sm&llef bfies, the whale taking d&Wfi fifty ttttj nows at 6fie SWftil6*. seven thousand dailie? for the sum of 1,000 frattCs, with a t>or« tion of the money given to the little donkey-driver as a reward for her 8Ub* lime devotion. *&*£' »£» I S;^iwi£i.t"«^^.W«« as tt 19 called here but thirty-all a hat! cefttuty 6W. In W&shlfcgtdfi, the papers dd not average _. bag foW of offices years' existence. The Wort « »* ffl tt 01 n e b t e4 with of cholera lilfanttim.' It 18 Wtfi prominent journals j that the p.e6«1e found 6ut that the throughout ^ Ueuflkj9to , twlft comes a time smitten With the flftet a i ail t nicfcef ft* % ttt » wotto «f flatten ifi ** fft fntt &OTs*nA US IHftaUL Saras' ftfetta, ts i3mei>sofi»§ jesas* WfcltttWi Mttf, *e|e pieee-i. ¥ea, flaftflot find jtt fltj me& ifl eiifistefiddm, witfc^tt minds asd great, hearts,- toil MB « been BdfflehdW cfiflfieeted « newspaper fcrtnites ftrefe WhW& bdok will always h& ttewetia&fef ' is ifidre the latter Is fflttltltttdlneue db elude It Is waft eheuld trow BO tO :flf.| f alinage they may | H ft CHAPTER XVIII. A"* NOT ALL things here below be judged by comparison? Never was a palace pre- (.parvid more carefut- riy, sighed for moro ardently, thah this poor little nest on the fifth floor. A. fortnight later they moved to their new home. Madame de Sorgnes uttered an exclamation of delight when she entered her little drawing room. Tiomane's exquisite taste had transformed it into a treasure be glad to hoar what he thtnka of theta while he -discusses a subject In which the whole country Is Interested; His Atid the wheels were te*t today wass full of eyes." Ezektel X'. 12. . all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing have, among What Is a preacher to do when he I become finds two texts equally good and sug- start. a«e, or have stack 1ft on. A literary man has an agrlci) scientific or political or " which he wants to no money of his own :--• with the Idea, and press and and gather a all the duties e! this lite; the fie*t. , i l«i^^;fl«-all¥."«tai^«g report the' good. They must report /the. wi]l « well a§ the good, or how shall we kflOF Is to he reformed, what guarded u *^ i jiA***ii *? A_ H6\vB'* paper ihat pictures only the boflesty and virtue of society Is a tnisrepre sentatlon. That family lai best Prepared for the duties of We Diue otty, LIIU UCH.UI.I.J-W* t,w»»w«-— , — -—— A—-A charming gaiety peculiar to the Fart- of a room, not unworthy of its refined - - ' --•"-- ' an( j elegant occupants. The dingy wall paper was hidden under chintz hang-. Ings of delicate color and pretty design; a soft rug, of neutral tints, covered the middle of the floor; on the old sofas, silk scarfs were arranged; the wornout seats of the chairs had been recovered by Tiomane's skillful hands; there were pretty white curtains at the windows. The next Sunday Guillaume arrived it-I •YOU EXTBA.VA6AXT BOT. itner and sister, if not in the afflu- 'e to which they had been accus- ied at least In comparative comfort. Bl will do it! I will do it!" he ex- limed confidently, catching a spark Ithe noble courage which animated I young girl, whom he regarded with fdisguised admiration. Then, taking |< mother's hands in his. own again forcing her to look up at him ough her tears, he said-, listen, darling little mamma, I will Brit for you, oh! so gladly. Do you fderstand? Be confident, be cour- eous. I shall succeed. I feel sure of it," gave up at once the much-coveted ilitary career, which had been the lam of his boyhood, and said he fuld be an engineer, a shopkeeper—no Itter what-for his dear oiies. Before leaving Smyrna Madame de j-gnes had sold her rich wardrobe pri- Itely for a sum much less than its a,i value. The excessive and unnecssary ex- ttses of the voyage had already ab- rbed the greater portion of this |ney; there remained • only 3,000 Is sum, which was in Tiomane's ids, the mother gave the son 1,000 .ncs for his maintenance during the batlon and his expense at school for coming year, Gulllaume knew that BO doing Ms mother was following /advice of his "tall sister," now the ad of the little household, to whose lings It would have been most repug- St to remit the money in. small sums aim, accprding to Jus neods. eeply touched by this delicate con^ration, he gravely promised to grad- as an engineer at the end of the phoQl year, or, failing_tj2_-d9-JP,. M. M all events,.this was vtie last at be would ever receive from those use stay and support he ought to be. Phe reminiscences of Mademoiselle scale, who had not been mentioned fore, made the evening almost gay. ,}laume burled her execrated name the most amusing sarcasms, CHAPTER XVII. HE Wednesday the young collegian, V who had a vacation after ? o'clock jn the afternoon, hastened to the eion in Rue rard- Tbey had great need of the comfort ojf his We sian spring, had a good effect on the sad mother and daughter. Maritza recovered her animation, and the brilliant color came back to her pale cheeks. She knew that she was very much admired, and, coquette that she was, she enjoyed her triumph The next Sunday after dinner, which to do honor to Gulllaume, Tiomane had had served in his mother's room, a luxury which she knew they could not afford, the good girl drew an envelope from her pocket .and took from it three notes, of one thousand francs each, which she spread out triumphantly upon the table. "This is our dessert," she said. vve shall soon be in our own little home, with our own furniture." This treasure was the capital, witn the accrued ^interest, which had been deposited in her name so many years before, In the savings bank at Berck, by her benefactress. She Intended to devote it to hiring a comfortable suite of apartments, furnishing them, and keeping house—she, herself, being necessarily mald-of-all-work, as they could not afford a servant. Madame de Sorgnes protested against accepting this generous offer. "What!" cried Tiomane, "you will not accept it! and I am still a burden upon, you!" After a good deal of persuasion, tne mother and daughter looked forward with Joy to the prospect of leaving this dull pension, where everything annoyed and saddened them. Gulllaume approved of and admired the wise foresight of his "tall sister,"'but he had been so little accustomed to economy that he could not help her by his counsels. Indeed, he was obliged to watch over himself very carefully in order to empty his slender purse too Tiomane could not help frowning slightly when she found that, at every visit, he brought three bouquets of violets, for which he paid 15 sous. But she could not reprove the loving son and brother, and accepted her bouquet with a grateful smile. The next morning Tiomane started out in search of apartments. How shall we describe what this young girl endured during a week spent in this way ==• &rs^ ... -«-«.»»»i «•» *- T* *v£rSl£SS: I ™^i—-^&» .-s.---«siii- —. •« — yzzz^x^^^s^^-tx^* of hard not quickly. with an armful of lilacs and gillyflowers "What folly! what extravagance! thought Tiomane, but she arranged them, smilingly, around the little room. Although the question of lodgings was now decided for a time, this young girl was none the less struggling with the difficulties of maintaining, in comfort, the mother and daughter so unable to act or even to think for themselves. To the very modest annual Income of 1,500 francs, she could add 1,000 francs from the money on hand. At this rate,' they could manage to live for two years, and she hoped that, at the end : of that time, Gulllaume would be In a position to provide for them. Nevertheless, in spite of all her care, and all her activity, at the end of the month she found that she had exceeded the sum which she had set apart for housekeeping. The cold weather had come earlier than usual that year, and she had been obliged to buy wood, Madame de Sorg- nes protesting that she could not endure a coal fire, Maritza had been Indisposed, and required delicacies to tempt her capricious appetite. Finally the many packages of expensive cigarettes made a formidable drain on her scanty resources. She found herself obliged to practice even greater economy than before. She thanked the wife of the concierge, who had come up every evening to assist her In preparing the dinner, the remnants of which served as their breakfast the next morning, bought a cookery book, and did all the menial work for the little household herself. _^______ . eyeless. Not'so with the wheels of the until bacl<.wages at the paper factory rolls into an ava- b Ufnlt the printers refuse .to work | ^ ^^ fc n vast improvement jf prinUng press. Their is to loolt and report. optio nerves, from nsle to periphery. ir—should for tho •would do ( compositor bows to the tor, and the managing editor BOWS to ^ _,»-«.•, the editor-in-chief, and the edltor-ln- better ^ tQ neW9pnp er * r " era ' MJ&S: •«= szsz I"~ -^» «£»! I K;Lrnr^ a a,^,= Sharn eyes, near- recioru uuw vu v«v, ,,^ - _ , Ol llu> CUU uvi» ••-" —-- -- . mu n sighted, far-sighted. SSy look up. I all the subscribers wonder why their | ^ arfl denled tbelr JustJame.^ The They look down. They look far away obliged to go out alone In this grea city, knowing nothing of the streets, the distances; never taking an omnibus, an expense which she knew she could not afford. At the end of this most fatiguing week of exploration, she had found nothing suitable to their slender means. A happy chance sojved the problem when she was well-nigh discouraged. . One morning at breakfast, at the table d'hote, an old lady spoke of the wish of one of her friends to let her suite of apartments and furniture, as she intended to return to her native province. A pompous description followed. The sum named for the possession of all these luxuries (400 francs a year) attracted Tiomane's attention, and she answered the address. That evening she returned from her walk looking very bright and happy. (TO BE CONTINUED.) MADE UP A CORPSE. Ghastly Job Done by an Artist to Please an Undertaker Fiiend. A well-known artist of Syracuse, N. I Y., Is amusing a very few of his friends | with an experience he had some days ago that has a tinge of the uncanny. It seems that the artist has a friend who is an undertaker and who at that time was badly in need of assistance. It seems that the undertaker had accidentally ispilled a fluid upon the face of a body he was preparing for burial, and on account of his carelessness the fluid had acted upon the skin and turned it black In many places. The undertaker realized that something must be done, and that very soon. It would be out of the question for the family to learn of the accident. For a moment he was nonplussed, but his mind shortly turned to his artist friend, and he thought that he could relieve him. "It was at night when he called, said the artist, in narrating the story, "and I had retired. At first it seemed Impossible for me to attempt such a Job as he laid before me, but his sad plight touched me, and I finally consented to do the best in my power. I went to the house with my box of paints, The undertaker entered the front door, but he feared that suspicion would be aroused if I was seen. According to arrangements, I waited outside until he had reached the death- chamber. Then he silently raised the window, and I crawled stealthily in- For more than an hour I labored silently upon the spotted face, carefully painting over the black places, and finishing the whole with that effect which betokens death, "It was a ghastly Job, and I never want another like it, After it was all over the body looked as lifelike as possible, and no one ever knew that the face wai entirely made up." They take In the next street and the next hemisphere. Byes of criticism, eyes of Investigation: eyes that twinkle with mirth, eyes glowering with Indignation, eyes tender >w,lth love; eyes of suspicion, eyes of hope; blue eyea, black eyes, green eyes; holy eyes, evil eyes, sore eyes, political eyes, literary eyes, historical eyes, religious eyea; eyea that see everything. "And the -wheels were full of eyes.!' But In my second text Is tho world's cry for the newspaper. Paul describes a class of people in Athens who spent their time either In gathering news or telling it. Why especially In Athens? Because the more intelligent people become, the more Inquisitive they are—not about small things, but great things. Tho question then most frequently is the question cow most frequently asked: What is the news? To answer that cry in the text for the newspaper the centuries have put their wits to work. China lirat succeeded, and has at Pekin a newspaper that has been printed every week for one thousand years, printed on silk. Rome succeeded by publishing tho Acta Dlurna, In the same column putting fires, mur- dli C11H DUUOVj* .ww« •• ... paper doesn't come. The world will have to learn that a newspaper is as much of an institution as the Bank ot England or Yale College, and is not an enterprise. If you have the aforesaid agricultural, or scientific, are religious, or political idea to ventilate, you had better charge upon the world through the columns already established. It is folly for anyone to try newspaperdom. If you cannot climb the hill back of your house it is folly to try the sides of the Matterhorn. •,"«,„, To publish a newspaper requires tne skill, the precision, the boldness, the vigilance, the strategy of a commander- in-chlef. To edit a newspaper requires that one be a statesman, an essayist, a geographer, a statistician, and in acquisition, encyclopedic. To man, to govern, to propel a newspaper until It shall bo a fixed Institution, a national fact, demand more qualities than any business on earth. If you feel like starting any newspaper, secular or religious, understand that you are being threatened with softening of the brain or lunacy and, throwing your pocketbook into your wife's lap, start for some Insane asylum before you do something desperate. Meanwhile, as the dead yast publlo ne ver learns who they are Most of thrnn are on 'comparatively) raOBL Ul lutmi "•- —- .. V.I1« +V>o(n small Income, and after awhile their hand forgets Us cunning, an *, LrJ" without resources, left to a 10 - way not, .at least, have his initial a«*ched to his most important work? It always gave additional force to an article when you occasionally saw added to significant article In the old New ne Her, York Courier and or In the Tribune H. G, aid JO. B., or In the Times H. J. R., or in the Evening PostW. 0. B or in So Evening Express E. B. ^hile tUa arrangement would be a fair and just Sng foTnewspaper writers, It would bo a defense for the .public. Once more I remark, that a good newsnaper la a blessing as an evan- liglous news the secular ders, marriages and tempests. France succeeded by a physician writing out the news of tho day for his patients. England succeeded under Queen Elizabeth in first publishing the news of the Spanish. Armada,.. and going on until she had enough enterprise, when the battle of Waterloo was fought, deciding the destiny of Europe, to give it one- third of a column In the London Morning Chronicle, about as much as the newspaper of our day gives of a small fire. America succeeded by Benjamin Harris' first weekly paper, called Public Occurrences, published In Boston In 1690, and by the first dally, the American Advertiser, published in Philadelphia in 1784. The newspaper did not suddenly ually. Tbe genealogical line of the newspaper Is this; The Adam of the | race was a circular or news-letter, cre^ ated by Divine impulse In human ua-1 ture; and the circular begat tlie phlet, and the pampUlet begat the quar-1 terly, and the quarterly begat the weekly, and the weekly begat tne weekly, and the semi-weekly begat tlie dally. But alas! by what a struggle It I came to its present development! No ' gous evspapers of the day discuss all the ouestions of God, eternity and the dead, and ^5 the questions of the past present and future. There la not a single doctrine of theology but has been dis- JosSTtn the last ten years by the newspapers, week, are carried out to tbe burial, all the living newspapers give respectful obituary, telling when they were born and when they died. The best printer's ink should give at least 'one stictf ul of epitaph. If it was a good paper, say, "Peace to Its ashes." If it was a bad paper, I suggest the epitaph written for Francis Chartreuse: "Here continueth to rot the body of Francis Chartreuse, who, with an inflexible constancy and uniformity of life, persisted in the practice of every human vice, excepting prodigality and hypocrisy; his Insatiable avarice exempted him from the first, bis matchless Impudence from the second." I say this because 1 want you know that a good, healthy, long- ular newspapers of the then they akin tlirough the flre, First Of all, newspapers make knowl- and for the- multitude, is a nay-mow so iilgn reach It, while tUo down the forage to Public libraries are the reser- great Goods are stored newspaper our volrs «P »" . down to 5O05 THEM TO TJJE THB LUXBMBOUKG. Madame de Sorgnes and Maritza could obtain no other reply to their eager questions but, "You shall Judge for The next afternoon the three ladles started out to view the apartments, the mother and daughter feverishly SStatrtI and impatient. The distance was not great-Rue d'Assas. The house was respectable looking, with a porte-cochere and a loge de eoju clerge, but the apartments were on the fil "C 0 u°r»ge, Wttl* fairy ^mother,;; paid Tiomane opaxlnsly; 'the „ p» . David Chirrln, of Chicago, is the }n« ventor of an electric camera, It can be attached to the. telephone or any other electric Instrument or circuit, its object being to reproduce a photograph of the persons speaking to each other, By this invention it is made possible for fathers and mothers to see sons and daughters, for friends to see friends, even, though % continent Inter* venes. AU actions and even changes in facial expressions are faithfully phctwn. This Invention will b? i»val»t able t° offers of the law. than tyranny and it. There is nothipg that despotism so fears and hates as a printing press. It has too many eyes in its wheel. A great writer declared that the king of made It unsafe for him to write but natural history. Aus- could not endure Kossuto's Journalistic pen, pleading for the redemption of Hungary, Napoleon I., trying to keep his iron heel OB the necis of na^ tions, said; "Editors are the regents of sovereigns and the tutors of nations, and are only fit for prison," But the | battle for the freedom of tbe press was fought in the court rooms of England »nd America and decided before this century began by Hamilton's eloquent plea for J, Peter Zenger's Qaaette }n America aa4 firikine's advocacy of the freedom, of publication, }n England. But I discourse BOW OR a subject you have sever beard-the immeasurable a 0 d everlasting biessiag ol » goo4 news- of, Great libraries llft whole nations into tne fifty million pep- tnuu que thousand solons. A false im-is abroad that newspaper Knowledge Is epnemeral because periodicals are thrown one out of ten flies them for knowledge, aside, and not people The 4 must fee «' »a Hw d.a,»fhter Qj QIC Washington, fell While paner. TbWfe. Se4 for • ' 1 S0.4. : Vftflt WI thousand future BQ far from being ephemeral, goes intq the very structure of the world's heart a«4 brain and decides the destiny Qf churches and nations, Knowledge pn the shelf if» °* Wttte worth, it is knowledge afoot, knowledge harnessed, knowledge in revolution, Knowledge winged, knowledge projected, knowl* edge thunder'bolted, So far from being ephemeral, pearly all the Mr' miBds. gnd hearts have tbeJF hands . the priattpg press today, ~" - SU SSS »P all the news of all the earth bearing on rehglous subject,^ and ey scatter the news abroad ,M The Christian newspaper wili UB the right wing of'the apocalyptic aLel The cylinder of tbe Christian- Led Dinting p resa will be the front wheel of thelord's chariot. 1 take the muSc of this day, and I do not mark it diminuendo-1 mark it crescendo. A pastor on a Sabbath preaches to a few. hundred, or a few thousand people, and Sn Monday, or during the week, the DrinTlng press will take the same ser- Son and preach it tp millions ot pep. Die God speed the printing press! God, SJe the printing press! God Chris, tianize the printing pressl When I see the printing press standing with the electric telegraph on the one side gathering up material, and the lightning express train on the other side waiting for the tons of folded sheets of newspapers, L pronounce it the mightiest force in our civilization So'I commend you to pray for all those who manage the newspapers of All tfiuwy »» *-— t.A. e—.— nil «/*_ the land, for all type setters, for all reporters, for all editors, for all publishers, tbat, sitting or standing in po, sitlons of such great influence they, may give all that influence for God and the betterment of the human race. An,; aged woman making her living by knit-, ting, unwound the yam from the ball until she found In the center of tne ball 1 there was an old piece of, newspaper., She opened it and read an advertise-, meat which announced tbat she hM become heiress to a large property, and that fragment of newspaper lifted her from pauperism to affluence, And I do not know but a* the thread of ujnevH rolls »»4 unwinds a Uttle through the silent yet -spesKlng paper way be. '(wad tbe vast tapce of tbe world's reae,roptj9 Jesus sball rslSft where'er tbe Poea bis successive journeys |ru.o; HlB Jtln4ow stretch frpw sbpre t9 Till suns sbali rise anq set no n trutb cqweg tQ us move tbe longer we j|ye, that Q$ whit OP !»• what we 4o our eye» what 0 «r diity M;

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