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IB.® DES MOJtN» A1.KONA IOWA. WEDNESDAY. APEIL 7. IBtt. V ' ' " »T* ,'ft'Y PART II. told b# fctchflrct FentOn. of Frmchay, Gloucestershire, tisqulre. 1. S ttiy old friend phll B'rand has asked me to do this, I suppose I must—fifand is a right good fellow attd a clever fellow^ but has plenty of crotchets of hla own. the worst I know of him Is that ho- Insists upon Having tola own way with people. With those who differ front him he is as obstinate as a mule. Anyhow, he has always had his own way with me. This custom, so far as I am concerned, commenced years ago, when we wera hoys at school together, and 1 have never been a.ble to shake off the bad habit of giving It to him. He has promised to see that my Queen a English is presentable; for, to tell the truth, I am more at home across country than across foolscap, and my fingers know the feel of the reins or the trigger better than that of the pen. All the same, I hope 'he won't take too many liberties with my style, bad though it .muy be; for old'Brand at times is apt to get—Well, a bit prosy. To hear him on the subject of hard work, and the sanctity thereof, approaches the sublime! -What freak took me'to the little Godforsaken village of Midcombe In the depth of winter, Is entirely between myself and my conscience. The cause, having no bearing upon the mutters I urn asked to tell you .about, is no one's business but mine. I will only say that now I would not stay in such a place, at such a time of the year, for the sake of the prettiest girl In the world, let alone the bare chance of meeting hor once or twice. But one's ideas change. 1 am now a good bit older, ride some two stone heavier, and have been married ever so many years. Perhaps, after all, as I look back. 1 can find some excuse for being such an aas as to endure, for more -than a fortnight, nil the discomforts heaped upon' me in that little village inn. A man who sojourns in such n hole as Midcombe must give some reason for doing so. My ostensible reason was hunting. I had a horse with me, am' i second-rate subscription pack of slow- soing mongrels did meet somewhere, in the neighborhood, so no one could gain say'm yexplanalton. But, if hunting was my object, I got precious little gl it. A few-;days after my arrival, a bit ter, biting frost set in—a frost as blacl us your hat and as hard as nails. Ye still I stayed on. From private information received- no matter how, when, or , where—~ knew that some people in the neigh- i borhood had organized a party to go skating on a certain duy at Lilymere, a. fine sheet of water some, distance from Mtdcombe. I guessed that someone whom I particularly desired to meet would be there, and as tho skat- ing'was free to anyone who chose to take the trouble of getting to such an out of the way place, I hired a horse and an apology for a dog-cart, and at ten in the morning started to drive the twelve miles to > the pond. I took no one with me. I had been to Lilymere onco before, in the bright summer .weather, so fancied I knew the way well enough. The sky.when I started was cloudy; the wind was chopping around in a way until tho violence of the snow-storm was over; for coming down it was how, and no mistake! And it kept on coming down. About half-past <hree. when 1 sorrowfully decided I was bound to make a move, it was snowing faster than ever. 1 harnessed my horse, and laughing at the old woman's dismal prophecy that I should never get to Mldcombo in such weather, gathered up tire reins, and away 1 went along the white road. I thought I knew the Way well enough. In fact, I had always prided myself, upon remembering any road once driven over by me; btit doos anyone who has not tried it really know how a heavy fall of s/iow changes the aspect of the country, and makes landmarks snares and delusions? I learnt, all about it then, once and for all. I found, also, that the snow lay much deeper than 1 thought could possibly be in so short a time, and it still fell in manner almost unding. Yet 1 wen n bravely and merrily for some miles. Then came a bit of uncertainty mister," saul ft tmxh's gmtf voice, "this ain't art Inn. so you'd beat be off, and go elsewhere.'* "But I must come In." t said, astounded at sttch inhospitaiity, "1 can't go a step farther. Open the door at once!" ."You bf. hanged." said the man. '"Tis my house, hot yours." "But, you fool. I mean to pay you well for your trouble. Don't you know it means death wandering about oh such a night as this? Let me in!" "You won't come in here," was the brutal and boot-tali reply. The door closed. That I was enraged at such incivility' may bo. easily imagined; but iM said I was thoroughly frightened 1 believe no ono would be surprised. As getting Into that house meant, simply life or death to me. Into that house t determined to get, by door or window, by fair means or by foul, go, as the door clc-HPd, I hurled myself against it with all the might 1 could muster, Although I ride much heavier now than I did then, all my weight at that time was botte and muscle. The violence of my attack tore from the lintel the staple which held the chain;' the door went, back with a bang, and I fell forward into tho hotiae, fully resolved to stay there whether welcome or unwelcome. DIVOBCK •"""""•"•"•i^ bISMOP faCAttfe WfcitES 6P 1ST1NO Some Itcfttedicft tot One of the Most hariKfefon* fevll* fhttt til UWtnfb- ot SoelMy All IIIR the Ovct the \Vort4. II. HIGH of those two roads was the right one? This one, of course—no, the other. There was no house near; no one was likely to 'be passing in such weather, so I was left to exercise my free, unbiased choice, a privilege [ Would -willingly have dispensed with. However, I made the best selection I could, and fololwed it for some two miles. Then I began to grow doubtful, and soon persuading .myself that: I was on the wrong track, retraces my steps. I was by thla time something like a huge white plaster-of-paris figure, and the snow which had accumulated on the old dog-cart made it run heavier by ha-lf-a-ton, more or less. By tho time I. came to that unlucky junction of roads at which my misfortune be san, : it was almost dark;, the sky as black as tarpaulin, yet sending down the white feathery flakes thicker and faster than ever. I felt incliuod to curse my folly in attempting such a drive, at any rate I blamed myself for not having started two or three hours earlier. I'll warrant that steady-going old Brand never had to accuse himself of such foolishness as mine. "Well, I took the other road :weut on some way; came to a turning which I seemed to remember; and, not without misgivings, followed it. My misgivings Increased 'when, after a little while, I found the road grew full of ruts, which the snow and the darkness quito concealed from me until the wheels got into them. Evidently I was wrong again. I was just thinking of making the best of my way out of this rough and unfrequented road, when—there, I don't know how it happened, and such things seldom occur to me—a stumble, a fall on the part of my tired horse sent me flying over the dashboard, Avith the oniy consoling thought that the reins were still in my hand. Luckily the snow had made the fall- CHAPTBR 111. HE door through ing pretty soft. I picked myself up whjch made the,effete rustic old hostler predict 'a. •clian.ge- of-weather, He was right. Before I had driven two miles light snow begun to fall, and by the time I reached a wretched -little wayside inn, about a mile from the Mere, a film of white covered tho whole country. I stabled my horse as well as I could, then, taking my skates with me, walked down to the pond. Now, whether I had mistaken the day, or whether the threatening fall of snow had made certain people change their minds, I don;t know; 'but, to my annoyance and vexation, no skaters were to be seen, and, moreover, the uncut, white surface told me that n,one had been • op the pond that morning. Still, hoping they wight come in spite of the weather, I put on my skates and went outside-edging and grape-vining all over the place. But as there was no person In particular—in fact, no one at fill-Ha' note iny powers, I soon got tJved." It was,, indeed, dreary, dreary work, But I waited and hoped until the-snow came down so fast and furiously, that I felt sure that waiting was in vain, W»V tliat I had driven to Lilymere for nothing. Back I went to tho little inn, utterly disgusted with things in general, and feeling that to break someone's head would be a relief to me in my present *tate of ml»d- Of course, a sensible man would &t once i>a.ve got jiis horse between the shafts and driven home. But, whatever J may be now, in tuojo 4ayg i was not <j. sensible man—Pra»d J tettw, cordially endorse this re- and set about estimating damages. With some difficulty I got the horse out of tho harness and then felt free to inspect the dog-cart. Alas! after the manner of the .two-wheel kind whenever a horse thinks fit to-fall, one'shaft had snapped off like a carrot; so here was I, live males apparently from anywhere,. In the thick of a blinding snowstorm, left, standing helpless beside a jaded horse 'and a broken cart— I should like to know what Brand would have done under the circumstances. As for me, I reflected for some min- utes-'-reHoction In a snowstorm ia weary work. I reasoned, I believe, logically, and at last came to this decision: I would follow 'the road. If, as I suspected, it was but a cart track, it. would probably soon lead to a habitation of some kind, Anyway, I had better try a bit farther. I took hold of the wearied horse and with snow under -my feet, suowtiakes whirling round me, and a wind blowing right into my teeth, struggled on, It was a journey! I think I must have been three-quarters of an hour going about a quarter of a mile. I was just beginning to despair, when I saw a welcome gleam of light. I steered toward it, fondly hoping that my troubles were at an end. I found the light stole, through the ill-fitting window shutters of what seemed, so far as I could make out in the darkness, to be a small farm-house. Tying' to a gate tho knotted reins by which I had been leading the horse, 1 staggered up to the door and knocked loudly. Upon my honor, until 1 leant' against that doorpost [ had no idea how tired I was —until that niomcnt t never suspected that the flwding of speedy shelter meant absolutely saving my Jife, CQY-: ered from head to foot with snow, say which I had burst like a battering r a m opened straight Into a sort of kitchen, so although I entered in a most undignified way. in fact' oh rity hands and knees, I w.a s well-established In the center of the room before the man and woman emerged from behind the door, where ray successful assault, had thrown them, I stood up and faced them. They we'ra a couple of ordinary, respectably attired country people. The man, a sturdy, strong-built, bull-necked rascal, stood ..scowling at me, and, I concluded, making up his mind as to what course to pursue. "My good people," I said, "you a.ro behaving in the most unheard of manner. Can't you understand that I. mean to pay you well for any trouble I give you? But whether you like it or not, here I stay to-night. To turn me out would be sheer murder." So saying I pulled off my overcoat, and began shaking the snow out of my whiskers. I dare say my determined attitude, my respectable, as well as my muscular appearance, impressed my unwilling hosts. Any Avay, they gave in without, any more ado. Whilst the woman shut the door through which tho snowflakes were whirling, the man said suddenly: ,. •• . • "Well, you'll have to spend the night on a. Chair. We've no beds here for strangers. Specially those as ain't wanted." "Very well, my friend. Having settled the matter you may as well make yourself pleasant. Go out and put my horse under cover, and give him a feed of some'sort—-make a mash if you can." After giving the woman a quick glance as of warning, my scowling host lit a, horn lantern, and went on the errand I suggested. I gladly sunk into a chair, and warmed myself before a cheerful Hre. Tho prospect of spending the night amid such discomfort was not alluring, but I had, at least, a root over my head. (TO B« CONTINUED.) HIS Might Ilev. Bishop tioane, who has attracted much attention by reason of his freely voiced opinions in regard to matrimony and dlY6rce,".HtiiB kindly consented to write for the New York Herald, over his signature, his ideas -Jpoii the matter of divorce* The article of the bishop Is as follows: There is no more burning question in the world of morals and manners to-day, in the ethics of society, thai' the question of the frequency and fa> cility of divorce. And this because it touches foundations, purity, mar riage, family life and the primeval in stltutlon of God. Tho difficulties tlm beset any settlement of the question are the variety of civil enactments an the low tone of what Is called socletj on the subject. The first difficulty 1 hard to cure. Any attempt to secur uniformity through the country in re gard to divorce laws is of doubtful pos- mistakes—foafelng the best of nstead bt fefetiftg that Wd can get fid aftd escape their results. the city hor the state of The Talk of tiie tfto .*.*, fork i« ib this ittatter a sinner feove fttt Otnef Gftlliaiis. Ottf laws ire fa? better than the laws of inost of ttie states. And most of the. dl- 'orces that are secured ttpon mnscrip- nral grounds are secured by fictitious •esldonce In remote places. The evil grows worse as it goes west. But no one, 1 think, can doubt the evil, or lie innumerable evils which it carries n Its train, as lowering the tone of jurlty and breaking up the safety and :he sanctity 6f home, I believe it to be n matter about which pulpit and press and people of sound principles ought to "cry aloud and not keep silence." Your . fef local parties as to Or. - ^-^s^^ ,< " , their tnerits and wte ia Uhl* «*«&$£*;'-— -• - • - - ••-• •"-"•fat iw"i- •A say* * Ifcy. D, B. Snydet, the oldest Lyo&S, loWfl, was consulted flfti , , they rank very Mph, that he lift* sold tWsM for years and nas no hesitation to e«yw|" " tiler hire no superior Aft ft »e#ve »«rd "bl«M : i of tho stotnachi i etc., they arc inval Another ease. Mr. .tohrt. the plotter settlers of Iowa farmor,ii6w retired and llvlrtu- . wasting avrav almost to ft Skeleton complication of stotaach JrettbleJH»d siblllty as well ns of doubtful benefit. It cannot be done without an amendment of the constitution, and if It were done it would require a lowering .of the tone in States'; which now maintain a somewhat respectable standard In order to lift the lower and looser laws of other States to the plane of a compromise. Tho other difficulty can only bo met by the manufacture and maintenance of a sound public opinion and feeling. Marriage must be lifted to its true and .actual position, as not a civil contract, MetulciRKoltn it ml t.lar.l. A good story of Mendelssohn is fe- corded by Professor Max Mulief in a recent number o£ Cosmopolitan. Describing a meeting of musicians, he says: Lisr.t appeared in his Hungarian costume, wild and magnificent. He told Mendelssohn that he had written something special for him. He sat down anS, swaying right ami left on his music-stool, played first a Hungarian melody, and then three or four variations, one more incredible than the other. We stood amazed,, and after everybody had paid his compliments to the hero of the day, some of Mendelssohn's friends gathered round him, and said, "Ah, Felix, now wo can pack. No one can do that; It is over with us." Mendelssohn smiled, and when Lts/,t (ijXtne up ,to him, asking him to play something, he laughed, and said hq never played now; and this, to a certain extent was true. He did not give nuioh time to practicing then, but worked chiefly at composing and directing hla concerts. However, Liszt would take no refusal, and so at last, little Mendelssohn, with his own charming playfulness said, "Well, I'll play, but yon must promise me not-to , . After trying fthiipsfc Without benefit, finally gave Mr, Wil 1'lnk Pills n trial and Is to-day as jell Hud strong ns ever, excepting thrt Wcftl' df ««* vanclng years, and ho and his fatniiymff heaitatlhVr attribute his recovery toJHft PWk Piltl 'L'hls case I a«i wellacqualrtted W ; « ,i •j$i 'A BISHOP DOANE. K-Hbe accom.roQda.tioa of tlje inn wgp not ewdi as to Jftduce «W to #«S e *' hut the five was e, an<J a 4vJ«k ( Crater Lake, in Oregon, is the deepest body of fresh water in America. Only one lake in the world is deeper— namely, Baikal, in Siberia, which exceeds it in depth by -100 feet. Until recently it was asserted that Crater Lake was bottomless, but ^soundings have proved that its greatest, depth is 2,000 feet. It is live miles in diameter, nearly circular and occupies the crater of an extinct volcano. No flsh have ever been known to exist in Crater Lake. Not long ago a request that It be stocked with "trout was sent to Washington by the Mazamas, who are a club of mountain climbers, having headquarters at Portland, Mazama i« the Indian n.vme for mountain goat. The climbers arc anxious to angle in the extinct crater, and the government experts are going to find out whether such a thing is practicable. It is easy enough to put trout into the water, but hat would be of no use unless there is :ood for them there, Trials will be nade by an expedition for the purpose of ascertaining how much food here is and whether or not it is of a dnd suitable for "speckled beauties" to :eed upon. This will be accomplished oy towing small nets of gauze' along the surface of the water. The water will flow through the gauze, which will catch all the anlmal«ula.e' that sqw e in its way. The quantity of the latter secured in a given number of minute9 or hours -will be an accurate measure of the amount pf flsli food present, They will be bottled and preserved for subsequent examination by ft specialist, Who will determine the species rushed in, I «Wt have been a pltt able object. ^»ft*«M Np answer csnje tq my imperative aj>pUeatJo» sf tftat the daw dflgned/tr iBphef- Tb.ro.usU W Ural: gym- & few but a divln« mystery, which primarily can only be dissolved by the death of one of the parties. The distinction between a separation and the divorce from "the bond", of marriage, which is a principle of common law, must be recognized and insisted-on; - Aflid tlie, only possible permission which can i)e extorted out of the Christian Scriptures should bo emphasized—-viz., the putting away of a wife for unfaithfulness. r J?he .laws of ,th,e state of New York, which are far better than they'are in many states, unfortunately allow to a court of competent jurisdiction the right to dissolve- the marriage bonds for two other causes, and, still more unfortunately, allow the court which pronounces the divorce discretion to permit the remarriage of even the guilty person. It Is dangerous work, tampering with the divine protections and prohibitions of a divine institution, by attempting to make that legal which God forbids. Man's laws cannot alter God's will. Human legislation cannot change divine/revelation. The drift of modern feeling and opinion on this subject is: frau/ght with mischief and misery, I am very much struck with a recent argument in favor of the theory that "unhappy marriages should be easil) dissolved .and remarriages made eas> and possible." Based as it is upon the theory that "the Institution of mar riage was not established by Jehova nor by Christ, nw by the apostles," >e angry." And v/hat did he play? He sat down and played first of all Aazt'a Hungarian melody, and then one variation after another,'' so that no one but LisKt himself could have told tno difference. We all trembled lest Liszt should be offended, for Mendelssohn could not keep himself from im- tating Liszt's movements and raptures. .^However, Mendelssohn managed never to offend roan, woman or child, - Liszt laughed and applauded, «ind admitted that no one, not he himself, could have performed such a bravura. Another case of rhetitnatistawith which V «J the Writer Is personally familiar-Is th-tt of - - m Mrs. John Crapser, formerly of Lyons, Ja. s ,,. A but now of 1)6 Witt, la. Mrs, Ci-apScrwas ft<l <• Intimate friend of the writer's family. About four years ago sho was prostratoA with inflammatoryrhcuniatismattdttothlng ,. seemed to do her any permanent good, a hey were well off as far us money was concerned, and nothing was lof t undone to relieve he* and effect a cure. Tho best medical skill tho city could furnish Avas provided in tho vain attempt to conquer the stubborn disease. All to no purpose. She continued to set worse until dually fine was entirely , helpless, not being able to turn herself In bed and her life was almost despau'ed of. Just when tho case was in its lowest ana most hopeless stago a "Good Samaritan 1 ' . neighbor, who had witnessed In other persons th« great good they had derived under , similar circumstances through the use of Dr. -Williams' Pink Pills, urged them to try just one more remedy. Their faith in the pills was vorv weak, ns it naturally would be after trying so many other medicines ana continually growing worse, but finally con* eluded to give them a trial and by tho tima tho first box was used she began to improve. ' Mr. Craimer was in Lyons u fow weeks ago and I Inquired how-his wife was getting along, and to my surprise he said she wan nearly well, and then wcht on to tell tno of fie wonderfully good effects wrought out by the Pink Pills, and no argument can convince them now that thoro Is another ,.' medicine in the wide world that can begin to compare with the magical Dr. Williams' 1 Pink Pills for Palo People. . Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contuin,ln a con- ,. donsed form, all tho elements necessary to etve new life and richness to tho blood and restore shattered nerves. They are an un- fnlllnt specific tor such diseases as locomolor , atoxltt, partial paralysis. St. Vitus 1 dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nn-voua headache, the after effects of lagrlppi palpitation of the heart, palo and sallow complexions, all forms of weakness either in mule or female. Pink Pills aro sold by all dealers, or will be sent post paid on receipt, uf prico, HO cunts :t box or six boxes for $2.50. (they are never Bold in bulk or by the 100), by addressing Dr. Williams' Medlolno Company, Sclicnoctady. N. Y. GEMS OF THOUGHT. Lawless are they that make their Wills their-law.—Shakespeare. Hypocrisy is the homage which vico pays virtue.—La Rochefoucauld. Music makes people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.—Luther. "JJc who reigns within himself, and rules passions, desires and fears, is more than_a' jclnu.—Milton. JOWA^GOJ^IJ MINIS-COKK. Fire dried, high test, big yielder and low freights from La Crosse. If you order at once we will sell it to you at— 1 bu. with bag, 90c.; 2 bu., $1.65; 5 bn., $4.00; 10 bu., $7.50. Is your pasture poor? Then sow Salzer's Renovating Clover Grass Mixture at once on the poor spots. Price, 25 Ibs.. $2.90; 100 Ibs., $10.50. American Wonder Potato—yielding 1,000 bu. per acre in Iowa'—we sell at $1.75 a bbl.; 3 bbls., $5.00. Get your neighbors to order with you. Oat till* notice out itml Send It to Ttoe John A. Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse; .., with your order to-day. Big farm wn. ,;?? : ''4 #$ aeed catalogue, 5c. postage. \VIIH it tloixl Minihter— t hop? yo\i have started tbe liew veur well. Sablo (un undertaker)— Fairly -well; I bad two funerals. An ExlJe«l I'utriot. Gen. Augustin F. Morales, exileo loader of the liberal party of the republic of San Dopiingo, is visiting New York, with the intention of studying the political, commercial and financial Institutions of the United States, which §? i. Is a great admirer. Gen, Moroles ))eg"an .lj'f« as a journalist, but has taken active pwt in four or fiv4 revolutionary movement*!, having for their object,th<? overthrow of the dicta- Faiully MeiUuino s the bowels each day. In order to l>c healthy, this is necessary, Acts gently on tho liver anil kidneys, Cures sick headache. Price 35 and 5Qc, Jt has been calculated that the actual nmonnt of &alt contained in the ocean would cover an area of 5,000,000 square miles -with a layer N mile thick. Fair woman, throughout every ago A riddle is in truth ; \Yo find that her declining days Are ul ways i|i her yoiitu, Fly Farragut— ( %fly, 'c,u4 ypy gjve a » wrfe?" l^aj^'I 14/ 4 it is a perfectly logical and consistent conclusion, But to those who start, as Christian people certainly do start from perfectly different premises, the other conclusion is equally logical and Inevitable. If marriage is not only a civil contract or a personal men\, twt is an institution of Qofl, under tfto IftW of tl»e state, blessed, by the or HOP r««oU«a out to tlie furiu o t ft »»fo, 8Hff «ad tJv« flosh }» feelv. Tli»t> Is

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