The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 8, 1896 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 8, 1896
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SEKMO& §UN&AV, itt« ins ftiug wffb th« fj*a*a tbttk B stand amid the 1 palaces of Shtishan. The pinnacles are aflame with the morning light The columns rise festooned and wreathed, the wealth of empires flashing from the groves; the ceilings „ adorned with Images of birds and beasts, and scenes of prowess and conquest. The walls are hung With shields, and emblazoned until it seems that the whole round of splendors is exhausted. Each arch is a m'lghty leap of architectural achievement. Golden stars, shining down on glowing arabesque. Hangings of embroidered Work in which mingles the blueness of the sky, the greenness of the grass, and the whiteness of the sea-foam. Tapestries hung on. silver rings, wedding together the pillaiirof marble. Pavilions reaching out in every direction. These for repose, filled . with luxuriant couches, into which weary limbs sink until all fatigue is submerged. These for carousal, where kings drink down a kingdom at 'One Swallow. Amazing spectacle: .Light of, silver dropping down over stairs of ivory on shields of gold. Floors of stained marble, sunset red and night black, and inlaid with gleaming pearls. Why, it.seems as Jf a heavenly vision of amethyst and jacinth and topaz and chrysoprasus had descended and lighted upon Shushan. It seems as if a billow of celestial glory had dashed clear over heaven's battlefields upon the metropolis of Persia. In connection with this palace there is a garden where the mighty men of foreign lands are seated at a banquet. Under the spread of oak and linden and acacia, the tables are arranged. The breath of honeysuckle and frankincense fills the air. Fountains leap up into the light, the ; spray struck through with rainbows falling in crystalline baptism upon flowering shrubs—then rolling down through channels of marble, and widening out here and there into pools swirling with the finny tribes of foreign aquariums, bordered with scarlet anemones, hy- pericums, and many colored ranuncu- lus. Meats of rarest bird and beast smoking up amid wreaths of aromatics. The vases filled with apricots and almonds. The baskets filled up with apricots and dates and figs and oranges and pomegranates. Melons tastefully twined with leaves of acacia. The bright waters of Eulaeus -filling the urns and sweating' outside the rim in flashing beads amid the traceries. Wine from the royal vats of Ispahan and Shiraz, in bottles of tinged shell, and lily-shaped cups of silver, and flagons and tankards of solid gold. The music rises higher and the revelry breaks out into wilder transport, and the wine has flushed the cheelj and touched the brain, and louder than all other voices are the hiccough of the inebriates, the gabble of fools, and the song of the drunkards. In another part of the palace, Queen Vashti is entertaining the princesses of Persia at a banquet. Drunken Ahasuerus says to his servants: "You go out and fetch Vashti from that banquet with the women, and bring her to this banquet with the men, and let me, display her beauty." The. servants immediately start to obey the king's command; but there was a rule in Oriental society that no woman might appear in public without having her face veiled, Yet here was a mandate that no one dare dispute, demanding that Vashti come in unveiled before the multitude. Howeyer, there was in Vashti's soul a principle more regal than Ahasuerus, more brilliant than the gold of Shushan, of more wealth than the realm of Persia, which commanded her to disobey this order of the king; and so all the righteousness and holiness and modesty of her nature rises up into one sublime refusal. She says: 'Twill not go into the banquet unveiled;" Of course Ahasuerus was infuriate;' and Yashti, robbed of her position and her estate, is driven-forth in poverty and ruin to suffer the scorn of a nation, and yet to receive the applause of after generations who shall rise up to admire this martyr to kingly insolence. Well, the last vestige of that feast is gone; the last garland has faded; the last arch has faljun; the last tankard has been destroyed; and Shusban is a ruin; but as. long as the world • stands there will be multitudes of jnen and women, far miliar with the Bible, who will come into this picture gallery of (jod, and admire the divine portrait of Vasbti the queen, VashtJ the veiled, VashtJ, the sacrifice, VashtJ, the sJlejjt, 6f Ibltis 6 f Uoned itt the Scriptures, wild JSttt all her nidify 1H th§ LSfdT's t*ttfttWf*«fr of Jephtbah'S daughter, wnd Made a bf ttnselflsh » V "i' " U '6 B1 », wiio rescued the heads' and flocks af he* husband?-^ of Ruth, who toiled Under a tropical sUn for poof, old, helpless Naomi!— t>t of Florence Nightingale, who Weal at * ld &tekt to stanch tfa.e battle-wouada of the Cfimeaf-or of Mrs." Adoairam Judson, who kindled the iigfatij a! sai«' vatioii amid the darkness of fiurttak? —or of Mrs. Hemans, wha poured etit her holy soul la words which will for' ever be aesciated with hunter's horfi, and captive's chain, aad bridal haur, and lute's throb, and curfew's kaeil at the dying day?—aad scores aad hundreds of women, unknown on earth, who have given water to the thirsty and bread to the hungry and medicine to the sick and smiles to the discouraged—their footsteps heard along dark lane and in government hospital and in almshouse corridor and by prison gate? There may be no royal • robe—there may be no palatial surroundings. She does not need them; for all charitable men will unite with the crackling lips of fever-struck hospital and plague- blotched lazaretto in greeting her as she passes: "Hail! Hail! Queen of Vashti." Again; I want you to consider Vashti the veiled. Had she appeared before Ahasuerus and his court upon that day, with her face uncovered, she would have shocked all the delicacies of Oriental society, and the very men who in their intoxication .demanded that she come, in their sober moments would have despised her. ,As some flowers seem to thrive best in the dark lane and in the shadow, and where the sun does not reach them, so God appoints to most womanly natures a retiring and unobtrusive spirit. God once in a while does call an Isabella to a throne, or a Miriam to strike the tim- brel at the front of a host, or a Marie Antoinette to quell a French mob, or a Deborah to stand at the front of an armed battalion, crying out, "Up! Up! This is the day in which the Lord will deliver Sisera into thine hand." And when women are called to such outdoor work and to such\heroic positions, God prepares them for it; and they have iron in their souls and lightning in their eye, and whirlwinds in their breath, and the borrowed strength of the Lord Omnipotent in their right arm. They walk through furnaces as though they were hedges of wild-flowers, and cross seas as though they were shimmering sapphire; and all the harpies of hell down to their dungeon at the stamp of her womanly indignation. But these are the exceptions. Generally, Dorcas would rather make a gar-- ment for, the poor-boy; Rebeecg. would rather fill the trough _for the/'camels; Hannah would rather make.'a coat.-for > Liisir ~w—*., «..*. tteif n&gif It tftelfi . tie stfe«t afid eaf, "fterVSStS & dffittkafd*'s child,'* 884 !dr1rtd, ttet iittle feet Ihould, ItefVnaVi t6 the flat! et peve'Fl&ah?! wr'fetfch* In the first place I want you tq look upon Vashti the queep. A blue rib- bop, rayed with wbHe, drawn around her forehead, indicated her guepnjy , position, It'was no small honor to be • queen i n such a realm as that, Hark te • the rustle, pf he;-! See the blaae her Jewels! And yet, my friends, }t BQt necessary to fcaye, palace and, gal robe \n grder $<? fee queenly. WheB i see a \vQma«i with strong laith' lw &Qt uppn aJJ meanj . J^SS SJ»4< godless die* lay, galng, rjght ferwwO. to aerye Bd the rage j,y a. gya.n.4 an.4 service, J gay; ^ Tfe at, n.ueen,« ajjd, 9! b,ea.p a flyer t&e, . '' Samuel; the Hebrew maid would rather give a prescription "for Naaman's leprosy; the woman of Sarepta would rather gather.a few sticks to cook a meal for famished Elijah; Phebe would rather carry a letter for the inspired apostle; mother Lois would rather educate Timothy in the Scriptures. When I see a woman going about her daily duty— with cheerful dignity'presiding at the table, with kind and gentle, but firm discipline, presiding in the nursery, going out into the world without any blast of trumpets, following in the footsteps of him who went about doing good—I say: "This is Vashti with a veil on." But when I see a woman of unblushing boldness, loud-voiced, with a tongue of infinite olitter-clatter, with arrogant look, passing'-through the streets with the step of a walking- beam, gayly arrayed in a very hurricane of millinery, I cry out: "Vashti has lost her veil!" When I see a woman of comely .features, and of adroitness of intellect, and endowed with all that the schools can do for one, and of high social position, yet, moving in society with superciliousness and hauteur, as though she would have people know their place, and an undefined combination of giggle and strut and rhodomon- tade, endowed with allopathic quantities of talk, but only homeopathic in- flnitesimajs of sense, the terror of dry- goods clerks and railroad conductors, discoverers of significant meaning in plain conversation, prodigies of badi- age and innuendo—I say:' "Look! look! Vashti has lost her veil!" Again: I want you to consider VashtJ the sacrifice. Who is this I gee coming out of that palace gate of Shushan? It geeme to me that I have seen her before. She comes homeless, houseless, friendless, trudging along with 'a broken heart. Who is she? It is Vashti the sacrifice. Ob, what a change from regal position to a wayfarer's crust. A little while ago, approved and sought lor; now, none so poor as to acknowledge her acquaintanceship, Vashti the sacrifice! Ah! yPH and I have seen it many a time. Here is' a home enipaiaeed with beauty. All that refinement and books and wealth cap do fpr that home has been done; but Ahasuerus, the husband and father, is taking hpjd on paths Of sin. He Js gradually going down, After awhile he will flounder and struggle like a wild beast in the hunter's net— further away.fypnj'Qqd, further away frojn. the right, SWB the bright apparel of 4be children win furjj t<? ri&p; wen "-- household, 89m WiJl beponje the Of a fcrP-feeu heart, Tfee pJd again, - Pr»tel W tfte {njrrjigt? ftasl Qf adness! _„ baffi df the .,,~w- uut , v.» -me glass should fcoine forth aid that gafdefl, sad with a lasting „.„,.«lag, aitaonsumiag curse, etoit fofetef the Baiacefgate agaifist VashH find lae. thlldrenf fiuriag the war 1 went te Mag§fs« tdw''ibbk at the afmyysad !• steed ia the night dh a hill'top and looked dewa upaa them. 1 saw the' fcamp^flfee ail through the valleys aad ail over the hills. It was a weird spectacle, those camples, and I stood and watched them; and the soldiers who were gath* ered arouhd them were, na doubt, talk* ing of their homed and of the lang march they had takeh and of the battles they were to fight j but after awhile I saw those camp fires begin to lower; and they continued to lower until they were all gone out, and the army slept. It was imposing when I saw the camp-, fires; it was imposing-In the darkness whea I thought of that great host asleep. Well, Gad looks- down from heaven, and he sees the firesides of Christendom and the loves ones gathered around these firesides. These are the camp-fires where we warm 'ourselves at the close of the day, and talk over the battles of life we have fought and the battles that are yet to come. God grant that when at last these fires begin to go out and continue to lower until finally they > are extinguished, and the ashes of consumed hopes strew the hearth of the old homestead, it may be because we have Gone to sleep that last long sleep. From which none ever wake to weep. O, woman! does not this story of Vashti the queen, Vashti the veiled, Vashti the sacrifice, Vashti the silent, move your soul? My sermon converges into the one absorbing hope that none of you may be shut out of the palace gate of heaven. You can endure the hardships and the privations and the cruelties and the misfortunes of this life,' if you can only gain admission there. Through the blood of the everlasting covenant, you go through these, gates or never go at all. God forbid that you should at last be banished from the society of angels, and banished from the companionship of your glorified kindred, and banished forever. Through the rich grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, may you be enabled to imitate the example of Rachel and Hannah and Abigail and Deborah affd Mary and Esther, and Vashti, Amen. "1 WeftUS twd IWe&tionS.last filgfat and lost ttJy Umbrella at the last*" ft wefidef ?d« didn't lose it fit the "*hafs whett* i get it.'* First Afetoif—'fteffiemtoef whea we the rdfio 1 la that War play^ scene laid ia the south la *62f seeoi__ ;B laid ifi the West ia Reading Bti Own Shame. .:. Brewer. Jones, of. Ne.w. Hampshire, has a scrap book, ten inches thick, of cli PPings . from.; prohibition papers, .which he 'says is to show his grandchildren the crankiness of the present generation. "We have no doubt," says the Midland, "that his grandchildren will be.more ashamed of their grandfather's business than amused at the folly of prohibitionists. Not many children to-day are boasting of their father selling slaves before the war. The time is coming when it will be considered as great a disgrace to have kept a' saloon or brewery, as to have conducted an auction block for the sale of human beings.',' Lydla E. Pldkham's Vegetable Compound Will cuf 6 tha Worst farms bf femttle complaints, all ovarian troubles, in« flammation and ulceration, falling afid displacements of the Womb, fifld consequent spinal weakness, aad is pecu* liarly adapted to the change of life, Every time It will cute Backache. It has cured more cases of leuco^* rhcea by removing the cause, than any remedy the World has ever kaawa { it is almost infallible in such cases. ,It dissolves and expels tumors from the uterus in an early stage of development, aad checks any tendency to cancerous humors. Lydla E. Plnkhntn's Liver ,]Pills work in unison with the Comjtound, and are a sure, cure for constlpatibn and sick headache. Mrs. Pinkham's Sanative Wash Is of preat 'Value for local application. PROM THE FOUR WINDS,. As a rule giants are short lived. The strength used up by their prodigious growth weakens them constitutionally. A philatelist In Springfield, Mass., recently paid $4,400 for a postage stamp. It is a "10-cent provisional Baltimore," and the only other copy known to exist, though damaged, is valued by its owner at $2,000. According to Gen. Booth, India is a nation of pawnbrokers. The people think a man's cleverness is gauged by the number of ways he can improvise to borrow money. They will pledge their lands, oxen, jewelry, themselves, their children and grandchildren. The cities in southern California which have flower festivals make a good deal of money if reports to be believed. It is said that Los Angeles spent $30,000 on her fiesta and took in $300,000. When San Diego started its Cabrillo celebration some yeara ago the citizens raised $3,000 by subscription and took in $100,000. A curious defect has .been discovered in Budapest's underground railway. There are not enough ventilating apertures in the tunnel and the trains rushing through it compress the air in it like that in the tube of a Zalinski pneumatic gun. On some occasions the .cars have, been lifted from the. track arid the passengers have been almost suffocated. One stretch.of tunnel, two miles'long, has only a single ventilating aperture, making it'almost an alr- ; tight compartment. MEN OF THE WORLD. The Full Account. A prosperous liquor dealer was boasting to a group of men standing near his saloon of the amount of money he had made. . "I have made $1,000 in the last three months," ho said."You have made more than that," quietly remarked a listener. "What is that?" was the quick response, "You have made my two sons drunkards. You have made their mother a broken-hearted woman.' You have made much more than I can reckon, but you'll get the full account some day!" • -. Optimism. The world is coming every day to be a better place to live; human life more sacred and more worth living, because Christianity is fast girdling th f e earth and is exercising more and more a gracious Influence on mankind.—Rev, A, L. Banks, , Methodist, Brooklyn, N, Y, . Divorce. " In this country divorce Is wickedly cpjnmon, In Connecticut and Dakota the giving or withholding of divorce }s practically In the hands of tho Judges, There Is great need far ft universal Jaw of divorce applicable to all states.— Rev, G. C. Jones, Metbpdlst, Pittsburg, Pa. It is said that Gladstone has pron* Ised his physicians never to make an other public speechi It is said that last year when Cecil Rhodes was in England he fell in lovs with Georgina, dowager countess oj Dudley, who is still a beauty though a grandmother. Louis, the Greek peasant, who won the foot race between Marathon and Athens, has since been treated as a sort of demi-god. His sayings are reported in the papers, crowds of men and women follow him in the streel and the king of Greece has invited both Louis and his father to 1 the palace. There is an Italian in New York who employs 125 bootblacks to work • foi him on the various ferryboats plying about the city. The boys receive $3,60 each a week and in return give up to the .man everything they have marjo "during the day, including tips. He makes sure of getting all that is coming to him by seatching their clothes every night. His income is, said'to amount to some hundreds of dollars a week. Gambling is stealing another's property wltbput just return, He who wjns $1,000 frpm another betting on a hone race, ft faro bank or a game of c has given '»p return for wb^t be -HRey, M, J. Breaker, As It Will Be, "May I have the pleasure of your com P«»y to the opera on Friday night?" said toe advanced young woman to the beauti ful-young man. "I should be delighted," 6ft id the tiraic youth, "if my papa could go BB chaperon, 1 The question often nsked— "Why are pu. pils of the New England Conservatory sc .uniformly pucoesgful as teachers or per •formers ?»-is. readily answered by tfios^ \vtio have been fortunnte enough to become acquainted with the institution, With as equipnient superior to that of any othei school, .with both American and foreign teachers of the highest rank, with Boston, the art center of America, to f jirnisb the best operas and concerts, it is easy to see why one year of btudy there is better than two elsewhere. Its prospectus is sent free. to »BOW. , - proprietor of this restau- " said the man who had waited for- bis order until be became sleepy, 'Yes, sir; what ca« JsjQ for you?" 'You can give me some information, i want to know whether you have told the waiter to gtay away SQ that ypu ca» bring m a b)» for Ipdgjpg8 against; me?" ' ^l* 1 * of Marshajlltowp, Iowa wUw; Bf rvoiisjjess, ffoye nds of »«H«il««s i»U fitted, I , si , It Is rapidly opp^ng tQ be fa<?t fij»9«!|d £9 gg jOTcfc flpUQUBced, as, slavery, W% that tfeg fwctjan, of WJJJ "£:• ^m^mlMMi#m 'Mt;therfi''iB'nQ^salvatlQn;^: "Are ybti going t6 the office?" "Mb, 1'ifl going to fight it duel." "Well, Whefl you return pledse stap la at my dl maker's ahd tell her to 1 send up bodice."—L'lllustre de toche. "How did Charlie get oiit of that scrape caused by his knocking the old woman dowa with his wheel?" "Eas-" Hy. He proved that' the Woman, Who was walking on the sidewalk, carried neither a bell nor, a lantern."—Judge. "What on earth," asked the inquisitive neighbor, "does that 'as usual' mean that you put on Abner's tombstone?" "At rest, of course," answered •the widow, and the conversation debouched into other fields.—Philadel* phla News, "Sir!" said an irate little gentleman of .about four feet eleven inches to a six-foot man, "I. would, .have you to know, sir, that I have been well brought up." "Possibiyj" was the answer,"but you have not been brought up far."—Tid-Bits. . "I suppose you ate eggs on Easter?" said the man who always celebrates holidays. "Thousands of 'em," replied his jocular friend. "H'm—er—I suppose you mean that figuratively?" "No. Literally. I had shad roe for breakfast."—Washington Star. "Come, old man," said the kind friend, "cheer up. There are others." "I don't mind her breaking the engagement sd very much," said the despondent young man, "but to think that I have got to go on paying installments on the ring for a year to c6me yet. That is what Jars me."— Indianapolis Journal, Rogers (to Rasher, whom he has met accompanied by a 2-year-old child)— Hello, Rasher! That's your little boy, is it? By Jove! it's a dead image of you. Rasher—Excuse me, but this happens to be a neighbor's child. Rogers (not to be thrown down)—Well—er— . baft tfcdfi fa a ffltfk „.„„. , Beep pahs teake aft etiual ftmeiitti'fif J A small piece df cafldle ta burn all night by, puttihg __ powdered salt on it Until it feaeheS I black part tt the wick* * ', < , j'f^' Co not w'ash oil cloths of iifiolettfi ( , in hot soapsuds. ' Wash them With tepid water and wipe with a cloth datifl* pened in equal parts of cold milk and Water. ,, To remove the finger marks frond varnished furniture rub theta with a cloth dampened with sweet eiL To' remove them from oiled furniture use kerosene oil. To prevent a bruise from discolor- ng apply immediately hot water, or, if that is not at hand, moisten some dry starch with cold water and cover :he bruised place. Chemists say it takes more thnft twice as much sugar to riwee'toh "pre- ' serves and sauces if put in when thoy • begin to cook as it does if the sugar id' added after the cooking is done. When baking cake on removing it from the oven place the tin containing he cake on a damp towel for a moment, and the cake may readily be ' aken from the tin without sticking. '' Few realize what delicious salad asparagus makes. Cook the asparagus n salted boiling water, drain it, and i when it is cold cut it into inch pieces , lown as far as it is tender and servo with a mayonnaise or a French dresu- ng. The latest invention for the houso- vife's comfort is glass paneled oven doors. Cooks may then watch the >rogress of food baking in the oven" without allowing the cold air to enter or fear the Jarring of closing thp s oyea doors, which is so often fatal to souffles, cajces and other dishes. Rural Joys. Said a Dallas man to a young lady who had just returned from the country: "It must be awful tedious in the country." "Not at all. Year before last we had an eclipse of the nioou, Much to Her Surprise. Mrs. Winks—I understood that they gave some very classical 'music at the concert last night. Mrs. Binks—Yes. ' And do you know, I really enjoyed it very much. An Appeal for Assistance. The man who Is charitable to'hiniBelf will listen to the mute appeal'tor assistance made by his stomach, or-his liver, iu the shape of divers dyspeptic' qualms and Un-' easy sensations in the regions of the glands that secrete his bile. Hostetter'u Stomach Bitters, my dear sir, or madam—as the case maybe—is what you require. Hasten to use, if you are troubled with heartburn, wind in the stomach,, or note that your skin or the white of your eyes are taking a sallow hue. Well Said. Miss Justout—What do you conbider the marriageable age? Outal Knight—Anywhere between the lernlnary and the cemetery. 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