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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 20, 1896
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^^jn^vfi t S*£«T . •""• - : '*«?*• *\ ;'-'v^ :•• ''-: --* J r r - -. " ' ' IOWA, WSPK18PAY. MAY ^7*i.^fcj-j- ^ WAY r , «»» *!«««» Cl£ , And in pride and ^jeetli ttnklndl- Wflnging each the dthet's heart, As with high and .. fine «IH tttttt her Head a moment, CHancing onlr—so shell say*" At the glow 6f dying day! Maiden-sway! Maiden's way! When a pair bt toteta weary Of stich comedy of strife, Meet again arid sue forgiveness, Vowing harmony for life, As, with soft and tender glances, For one little WES he'll pray, She will turn her head a moment, Coyly feigning shy delay. Lest he think he's won the day! Maiden's way! Maiden's way! —St. Paul. the ihf&rtMtton list the ne* tnisttf** 61 fef«3ftd*ftter bad toet hiffi on the high waj- fi&f m lodgfe gates, and requested hiin to hAnd tlu> lettef ovet id her. «fiiiW Mid ftck. ll^ttf. *"& Wtirse Mfs. Faltholtoe has forgottefl to &m It tom. fMBStefattf&WMttit* CoUadOtu* 6i hfer dttfclicitj-, Dick conld Scarcely forte hlinsetf to be dtil to her. But she appeared not to notice his moroseness, and in the evening 6he rose froib the fetsao suddenly, a* thdogb oa nfHilse. "By tlie way," she siJd, "hatre yon the COLONEL'S WIFE. The rupture was about a two-acre field. Colonel Fairholme wanted it to fill out a dent in his ring fence, and Sir George Warburton stepped in and bought it over his head. ! "You can consider your engagement at an end, sir," the colonel wrathfully informed his nephew and heir. "No Banghter of that sneak shall be mistress • of Broadwater—just you mind that." f Then Evelyn and Dick held a conncil of war on a neutral stile. { Tve had similar instructions," said the girl. "They are very much incensed at present, but it won't last Within six weeks somebody will be giving a reconciliation dinner party. I know the dear old things so well." ' But before the month was out Colonel Fairholme was oh his way to Australia. During the first few weeks after Ms arrival in Melbourne he communicated regularly either with Dick or his inaiden sister. Then there was a gap far a couple of mails, and Dick was getting uneasy and meditating a cable of inquiry when the expected letter arrived. ' "My Dear Boy—I hare a piece of news far you which I dare say will surprise you. After being a confirmed bachelor .for nearly sixty years I have found my better half at last. I made her acquaintance at the table d'hote out here, -•and ^ we were married last Monday. The lady is a great deal younger than rxnyself, and I may say without boasting, charming in disposition as she is in ipereon. You cannot fail to like her, &nd I am sure you will both be the very fcest of friends. We shall leave in a fortnight by the Ormnz, so jrou will know when to expect us. Please break tee news as gently as you can to your Snnt. HORACE FAIRHOLME." 4 A few days after the letter came a "brief note for Dick. 1 "Just a few lines to catch the mail. fFbere is a tiresome delay in the final arrangements, and I find that I cannot leave as soon as I hoped, as the berths ;are already booked for the Ormuz. Adele will go on alone with her maid. Meet her at Southampton, and I will follow by next Orient boat." Dick wondered at the arrangement, iot did not fail to meet his uncle's wife urben the time arrived. She was a tall •woman of twenty-eight or thirty, undeniably handsome and desirious of .winning the good graces of her hus- Tmnd's nephew. Nevertheless, Dick •did not take a fancy to her. In fact, rather repelled him. However, she won Miss Fairholme's simple soul by complimenting her upon her house- «f PQQU FAIRHQLME." SHE GASPED. " refusing to interfere with admirable management, also she interest in the estate, fpn4 of the country." ehe tol4 "apd your English scenery is so and homelike. I promise a rawWe every jnjcmlng before saw spmetning W,w the Curious np,tl<?n tbat, aW/l* was apt the beautte9 of na* £** a^traeted her, we ea w Mrs. was (n, thjt,,part flf the -, to ask yoti before afld forgot 1 ehoilld m itoaefa like to see the family jewels. Your nndle told tne that he has eome wonderful rubies which he broaght fa-dtfi India. Bring them ddWtt, there'* & deaf boy!" The dear boy brought tbeffi dowfi with the befit grace in the world, Mra Pairholme admired the jewets and played with them like a child with a new toy. But the rubies seemed especially to captivate her fancy. "They are magnificent!" she said, and her eyes were almost as bright with excitement as the gems themselves. "1 never saw anything like them. And the diamonds are fine, too. But those old-fashioned settings are horrible. J shall hare them all reset at once. Dfl you know the address of a good jeweler?" "Linklater of Bond street, is one ol the best, I believe. But if you will excuse my saying so, don't you think the matter will keep till the colonel's return? I'm not sure that he would care to have them altered." "Oh, he won't object if it" is my wish," she said sweetly. "I am going into the town early tomorrow. I shall wire myself to Linklater's to send one oi their people to fetch them." He quietly ran up to London in tho morning and paid a visit to Mr. Linklater, to whom he explained the circumstances and then requested that the stones should not be unset until they heard from the colonel himself. "But my dear sir," the jeweler said, "I know nothing of these jewels. No such telegram as you mentioned has been received by us." The September afternoon was waning when he got back to Broadwater, and Mrs. Fairholme, superb in a velvet dinner gown, swept across the hall to meet him. "You tiresome fellow," she said play- fuly, "where have you been all day? The man from Linklater's has been here since three o'clock waiting for you to .come home with the strong-room keys." "Oh, of course, I forgot. He has come for the jewels, hasn't he? I'll fetch them." But when he reappeared his hands were still empty. "I'm awfully sorry, Mrs. Fairholme," he said coolly, "but I've mislaid my keys, I hope I haven't dropped them out of doors." "I don't think it will be much use searching for them," she replied, with an unpleasant laugh. "I shall have a locksmith down from London the first thing in the morning. And the jeweler's man shall wait." Dick wrote out a telegram and gave It to a groom with a sovereign. "Send it off at once, Rogers, and keep a still tongue in your head." The mesage ran as follows: "To Colonel -Fairholme, on board the Australia mail steamer Oratava at Naples: "Return overland. Imperative business. Do not fail. Dick." If the colonel obeyed, he would be at home in three days— that is to say, four days before he would have arrived under ordinary circumstances— four days before he was expected by Mrs. Fairholme. When the locksmith arrived, Dick had a little private conversation with him, and a banlc note changed hands. As result, the man told Mrs. Fairholme that the job was a long one, and that he could not undertake to accomplish it under three days. The mysterious man who was not from Bond street, went away, and on tne third afternoon returned, but the strong-room door was not yet ope^«d, The workman was awaiting instruc* tions. About five o'clock there was a rattle of wheels in the avenue, and somebody rang the door bell. The next moment the colonel, in traveling cap and ulster, stepped into the lamplight. Mrs. Fairholme shrieked and sprang to her feet, overturning the bamboo table with a crash. "Colonel Fairholme" she gasped wildly, "Home already!" "Mrs. Bellarmine! Bless me, what a remarkable thing! Why, J thought I ha4 left you in Melbourne!" "Then she's not your wife?" exclaimed Dick, aghast. "My wife!" cried his uncle, perplexed tp irritability. f 'You know very well I have no w|fe, sir! I met this lady and her husband in Melbourne, an4 tfoey very kindly nursed me through my bout of influenza. I told you so in my letters." Qf cpurse tl»e "man from Linklater's" wa9 her husband, and the pair Qf a4- yenturers, knowing tbe colony's plans, bad taken a^vantaf e pi Ws illaew to in* tercept Ws letters, forge substitutes to tfeeir p.wn. f HE ESf EVIL OF OUS tr*tk Wot thott itfifiHn fot lPe*t Bon to Evil— fro*-. 1:16, 10. t«tt* H »f In the H*£* oi ARDLY any young I man goes to a place of d i s s i pa tion alone. Each one is accompanied. No man goes to ruin alone. He always takes some one else with him. "May it please the court," said a convicted criminal, when asked if he had anything to say before sentence of death Was passed upon him—"may it please the court, bad company has been my ruin. I received the blessing of good parents, and, in return, promised to avoid all evil associations. Had I kept my promise, I should have been saved this shame, and been free from the load of guilt that hangs around me like a vulture, threatening to drag me to justice for crimes yet unrevealed. I, who once moved in the first circles of society and have been the gueat of distinguished public men, am lost, and all through bad company." This is but one of the thousand proofs that evil associations blast and destroy. It is the invariable ru!e. There is a well man in the wards of a hospital, where there are a hundred people sick with ship fever, and he will not be so apt to take the disease as a good man would be apt to be smitten with moral distemper, if shut up with iniquitous companions. In olden times prisoners were herded together in the same cell, but each one learned the vices of all the culprits, so that, instead of being reformed by incarceration, the day of liberation turned them out upon society beasts^ not men. We may, in our place of business, be compelled to talk to and mingle with bad men: but he who deliberately chooses to associate himself with vicious people, is engaged in carrying on a courtship with a Delilah, whose shears will clip off all the locks of his strength, and he will be tripped into perdition. Sin is catching, is infectious, is epidemic. I will let you look over the millions of people now inhabiting the earth, and I challenge you to show me a good man who, after one year, has made choice and consorted with the wicked. A thousand dollars reward for one such instance. I care not how strong your character may be. Go with the corrupt and you will become corrupt. Clan with burglars, and you will become a burglar. Go among the unclean, and you will become unclean. Many a young man has been destroyed by not appreciating this. He wakes up some morning in the great city, and knows no one except the persons into whose employ he has entered. As he goes into the store all the clerks mark him, measure him, and discuss him. The upright young men of the store wish him well, but perhaps wait for a formal introduction, and even then have some delicacy about inviting him into their associations. But the bad young men of the store at first opportunity approach and offer their services. They patronize him. They profess to know all about the town. They will take him anywhere he wishes to go—if he will pay the expenses. For if a good young man and a bad young man go to some place where they ought not, the good young man has invariably to pay the charges. At the moment the ticket is paid for, or the champagne settled for, the bad young man feels around in his pockets and says, "I have forgotten my pocket-book." In forty-eight hours after the young man has entered the store the bad fellows of the establishment slap him on the shoulder familiarly and, at his stupidity in taking certain allusions, say; "My young friend, you will have to be broken in;" and they immediately proceed to break him in. Young man, in the name of God, I warn you to beware how you let a bad man talk familiarly with you. If such an one slap you on 'the shoulder familiarly, turn around and give him a withering look, until tho wretch crouches in your presence There is no monstrosity of wickedness that can stand unabashed under the glance of purity and honor. God keeps the lightnings of heaven in his own scabbard, and no human arm can wield them; but God gives to overy young man a lightning that he may use, anc that is the lightning of an honest eye Those who have been close observers of city life will not wonder why I give warning to young men, and say, "Be ware of evil companions." I warn yon to shun the sceptic—the young roan who puts his fingers in* hi vest and laughs at your old-fashioned religion, and turns over to sprae mys tery of the ilible, and, says, "Explain that, my pious friend, explain that.' And wbQ say?, "Npbpdy shall scare we I am sot afraid of the future: I used to believe in such things, and so di my lather »na mother, but I have go flyer it," Yes, be ha$ g g.t ever it j an4 $ eJt l» ftla company a UtUa wUJ g& <?ye,r }t top, „ uncombed upon the piltft*; and the ying man will say, "1 cannot die—I cannot die." Death standing ready be- ide the couch, says, "Yon must die; ou have only half a minute to life; let me have it right away—your soul.' No," says the young infidel, "here are my gold rings, and these pictures; take hem all." "No," says Death. "What _ I care for pictures!—your soul." Stand back," says the dying infidel. I will not stand back," says Death, for you have only ten seconds how to ve; 1 want your soul." The tying man says, "Don't breathe that cold air nto my.face. You crowd nie too hard, t is getting dark in the room. 0 Jod!" "Hush," says Death; "you said here was no God." "Pray for me," ex- laims the expiring infidel. "Too late pray*" says Death; "but three more econds to live, and 1 will count them ff—one—two—three." He has gone! Vhere? Where? Carry him out and ury him beside his father and mother, ho died while holding fast the Chrisian religion. They died singing; but he young infidel only said, "Don't reathe that cold air in my face. You rowd me too hard. It is getting dark a the room." Again, I urge you to shun the com- anionsbip of idlers. There are men anging around every store, end office, ntl shop, who have nothing to do, or ct as If they had not They are apt to ome in when the firm are away and ish to engage you in conversation /hile you are engaged ia your regular mployment. Politely suggest to such ersons that you have no time to give hem during business hours. Nothing would please them so well as to have ou renounce your occupation and asso- iate with them. Much of the time they ounge around the doors of engine ouses, or after the dining hour stand .pon the steps of a fashionable hotel or n elegant restaurant, wishing to give •ou the idea that that is the place where they dine. But they do not dine here. They are sinking down lower nd lower, day by day. Neither by day nor by night have anything to do with dlers. Before you admit a man into •our acquaintance ask him politely, What do you do for a living?" If ne ays, "Nothing, I am a gentleman," ook out for him. He may have a very oft hand, and very faultless apparel, ,nd have a high-sounding family name, but his touch is death. Before you inow it, you will in his presence be ashamed of your work-dress. Business vill become to you drudgery, and after' awhile you will lose your place, and afterward your respectability, and last f all your soul. Idleness is next door o villainy. Thieves, gamblers, bur- lars, shop-lifters, and assassins are made from the class who have nothing o do. When the police go to hunt up and arrest a culprit, they seldom go to ook in at the busy carriage factory, or behind the counter where diligent clerks are employed, but they go among the groups of idlers. The play is going on at the theater, when suddenly there s a scuffle in the top gallery. What is t? A policeman has come in, and, eaning over, has tapped on the shoulder of a young man, saying, "I want ,'ou, sir." He has not worked during ;he day, but somehow has raked to- jether a shilling or two to get into the :op gallery. He is an idler. The man on his right hand is an idler, and the man on his left hand is an idler. During the past few years, there has )een a great deal of dullness in business. Young men have complained that they have little to do. If they have nothing else to do they can read and mprove their minds and hearts. These times are not always to continue. Business is waking up, and the superior knowledge that in this interregnum of work you may obtain will be worth fifty thousand dollars of capital. The arge fortunes of the next twenty years are having their foundations laid now jy the young men who are giving themselves to self-improvement. I went into a store in New York and saw five men, all Christians, sitting round, saying that they had nothing to do. It js an outrage for a Christian man to have nothing to do. Let him go out and visit the poor, or distribute tracts, or it ~,t»,fW- ^PWHJ^F?- -ffVf < W r '*gWI"i^= k '-n. TT ' •M, '«pf '?mti% fW»jf;*w9 *pwfti ^Ml^ggggggffjy-;'-. ;:•' fV^MiSS j 4 ^-T^f&P&ra&^TTf^ plant ift ont yonth. Sow to tie and we reap the whififfind. Plant in early We the f ignt kind of a Christian character, and you will eat luscious fruit in old age, and gathef these harvest apples in eternity. _*„., I urge yon to avoid the perpetual pleasure-seeker. I believe in recreation and amusement God would not have made us with the capacity to laugh if he had not intended us sometimes to indulge it God hath hung in sky, and set in wave, and printed on grass many a roundelay; bat he who chooses pleasure-seeking for his life-work does sot understand for what God made him. Our amusements are intended to help us in some earnest mission. The thunder-cloud hath an edge exquisitely purpled, but with voice that jars the earth it declares, "I go to water the green fields," The wild-flowers under the fence are gay, but they say, "We stand here to make room for the wheat- field, and to refresh the husbandman in their nooning." The stream sparkles and foams and frolics and says, "I go to baptize the moss. I lave the spots on the trout. I slake the thirst of the bird. I turn the wheel of the mill. ,1 rock in my crystal cradle muckshaw and water-lily." And so. while the world plays, it works. Look out for the man who always plays and never works. You will do well to avoid those whose regular business it i3 to play ball, skate or go a-boatiag. All these sporte are grand in their places. I never derived so much advantage from any ministerial association as from a ministerial club that went out to play ball every Saturday afternoon in the outskirts of^ Philadelphia. These recreations are* grand to give us muscle and spirits for our regular toil. I believe in muscular Christianity. A man is often not so near God with a weak stomach as when he has a strong digestion. But shun those who make it a life's occupation to sport. There are young men whose industry and usefulness have fallen overboard from the yacht. There are men whose business fell through the ice of the skating pond, and has never since been heard of. There is a beauty in the gliding of a boat, in the song of skates, in the soaring of a well-struck hall and I never see one fly but I involuntarily throw up my hands to catch it and, so far from laying an injunction upon ball-playing, or any other innocent sport, I claim them all as belonging of right to those of us who toil in the grand industries of church anc state. But the life business of pleasure- seeking always makes in the end, criminal or a sot. George Brummel was smiled upon by all England, and his life was given to pleasure. He dancec with the peeresses, and swung a rounc of mirth and wealth and applause, until, exhausted of purse, and worn out of body, and bankrupt of reputation and ruined of soul, he begged a biscuit from a grocer, and declared that he thought a dog's life was better than a man's. ****** This sin works ruin first, by unhealthful stimulants. Excitement is pleasurable. Under every sky and in every age men have sought it. The Chinaman • gets it by smoking his opium; the Persian by chewing hashish the trapper in a buffalo-hunt; the sailor in a squall; the inebriate in the bottle and the avaricious at the gaming table. We must at times have excitement. A thousand voices in our nature demand it. It is right. It is healthful. It is inspiring. It is a desire God- given. But anything that first gratifies this appetite and hurls it back in a terrific reaction is deplorable and wicked Look out for the agitation, that, like a rough musician, in bringing out the tune, plays so hard he breaks down the instrument. God never made man strong enough to endure the wear anc tear of gambling excitement. No wonder if, after having failed in the game men have begun to sweep off imaginary gold from the side of the table. The man was sharp enough when he started at the game, but a maniac at the close. At every gaming table sit on one ,„ is often tiitneoit 10 etffifinc* M! trie theit blood is impure, until a 1 ~^ J tit carbtmcles, abscesses, boils, i tila of salt rheuotj afte painful pfu, the fact, It is wiad&tn notv s or tft over there is afly iadicUtion of go and read the Bible to the sick, or take out his New Testament and be making his eternal fortune. Let him go into the back office and pray. Shrink back from idleness in yourself and in others, if you wouM maintain a right position. Good old Ashbel Green, at more than eighty years of age, was found busy writing, and some young man said to him: "Why do you keep busy? It is time for you to rest." He answered: "I keep busy to keep out of mischief." No man is strong enough to be idle. Are you fond of pictures. If so I will show you one of the works of an old master. Here it is: "I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; and lo! it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered well, j looked upon it and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the bandg to sleep, So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth and thy want as an armed man." I don't know of another sentence in the Bible more explosive than that, it first hisses softly, like the fu,s0 of a cannon, and at last 3 fifty-four pounder, el<J proverb was right. "The devil side Ecstasy, Enthusiasm, Romance— the frenzy of joy; on the other side Fierceness, Rage and Tumult. The pro fessional gambler schools himself into apparent quietness. The keepers o: gaming rooms are generally fat, rollicking and obese; but thorough and professional gamblers, in nine cases out of ten, are pale, thin,' wheezy, tremulous and exhausted. Rather than enter the companionship of such, accept the invitation 10 a better feast. The promise of God are the fruits. The harps of heaven are the music. Clusters from the vineyards o God have been pressed into tankards The sons and daughters of the Lore Almighty are the guests. While, stand ing at the banquet, to fill the cups and divide the clusters, and command tb harps, and welcome the guests, is a daughter of God on whose brow are the blossoms of paradise, and in whosi cheek is the flush of celestial summer Her name is Religion. "Her ways are ways of pleasantness And all her paths are peace." This is science, of law. The l.i»w. an age of machinery, o we are told, gov erns everything. We live by jaw, sick by law, are dgctored by law an*< are pious by law, Put law in realitj cannot do-anything. J4w is R8 less as an ol«| wooden image, for is law? it is the principle py •, a thing acts; it is a method, O f cedure. But, observe, somebody proceed. There must be a " njgst njep, b«t idleru tempt the 4- young wan came to a man of years of age and fajd to h}m/, 9JU<|MM,'* yo,u, mj4 e «u to live go long wett?« The 044 mn 40* the w o ttobd, to take Hood's Ssfsapfifilia, prevent such eruptions and suffering "t had a dreadful carbaacle abac**' ted, fiery, fiefce and sore, The doctortul tended ms over seven weeks. XVhea thtl abscess broke, the tains were terfible.&aal t thought I should not live through it. j| he*fd and read so inaca about ttood'J Sarsapariiia, that I decided to toko it, a&jl my husband, who Was Battering \, boils, took it also. It soon purified built me up and restored my health to . that, although the doctor sold I \70nldi not be able to work bard, I have Bin« 1 done the work for 20 people. 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