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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1902.
LOCALITY ATTRACTS THE MAGAZINES.
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This immediate locality recently re
ceived attention in at least four of
the leading- magazines of the country.
not only from a literary standpoint,
but as well in a historical sense. Mun
sey's contained the following narra
tive, and while the author evidently
has purpose.ly changed the names of
some of his-.towns, yet the situations
will awaken a peculiar interest
among the people of the county:
A Voir In the Multitude.
In that small town on the Missis
sippi she was known as the le.st sing
er of all the girls. "When she reached
16 the fame of her pretty face, her
youthful grace, and her sweet con
tralto had spread as far as the acade
my at Cordova and the coal mines at
One or two had told her, during
those days at the academy, that she
should study for the stage; but she
took this only as a pretty compli
ment, for to her the 'stage was a
closed world. She had been shelter
ed in a home which held a contral
to's destiny to be the cheering of a
domestic circle and the voicing of
God's praise in the church choir. Ro
she sang through a contented girl
hood, and stepped across the border
into woman's land to find the song1 of
her heart growing richer with the
deepening of her voice; until one day
she said "yes" to the old, old storj
and suddenly realized that she was a
To her the wedding preparations
brought the happiest days she had
known. In the simple faith of her
love for the sturdy young fellow
who had won her heart, she went
singing about her plans, accepting
this destiny as the natural and fitting
disposition of her beauty and her
voice. She was content.
The wedding trip was to be the
great event of her life. The groom
had a claim on a country editor, and
the editor settled by sending trans
portation for two from l'arstow
Junction to St. Louis and return.
Then came an echo from the larger
world which conveyed to her the fact
that a good orchestra was to be heard
in St. Louis, for a season of two
weeks. A saengerfest! The dream
of her life, and to come tocher on
her wedding tour!
There was a church wedding1, Jind
many came, some even so far os the
academy at Cordova and the coal
mines at Carbon "Cliff. There was
rice in plenty, there was a charivari,
and there were good, wholesome pres
ents of more or less domestic utility.
Her traveling dress was a modest
brown, cut by a dressmaker who
knew a g-ood form and fitted it well.
Her hat was flat and broad, and its
bits of fur and feathers made it most
fitting- for an October bridal tour. He
Jiad been to Rock Island for his
clothes, and wore them well. Many
people turned to look at the couple
in St. Louis; her so radiant in her
abundant health and jaunty ways.
him. so dignified and sensible.
The saengerfest! This soul of mu
sic for the first time drank its full;
this artistic mind first new and list
ened to a satisfying and artistic per
formance. The great orchestra be
came a living thing to her, the leader
a being- of magic power, and the vol
ume of sound thrilled her as she un
known to herself, had with her sweet
contralto thrilled others. Daily they
sat through the concerts;" she en
' tranced, he enduring- it for her sake.
The last afternoon of her stay was
marked by a patriotic coloring of the
program. National airs and anthems
were featured, and at the end the
audience was to stand and join in the
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IX IWD BY FIUST AVIIITK SETTLER.
singing ".My Country, lis ot Jhce.
She was pleased when she read it,
for now she could sing once with
her whole heart and her whole soul
and be one voice in a multitude of
The grand leader was weary, for
the audience had gone wild in its
patriotism and had insisted on many
repetitions. Its enthusiasm had af
fected the great chorus and caused
the singers to get slightly ahead of
the orchestra, damaging the har
mony. He was glad that but one
number remained. Lifting his hands
over the orchestra, every man made
ready and waited; lifting them high
er, the great chorus, which was bank
ed behind, came to its feet with much
rustling of dresses and shaking out of
scores. Behind him the" vast audi
ence rose. Then, as the Jeader held
his arms ready for the first beat,
there was a silence of expectancy.
Down came his arms, and a burst
of sound filled the wide auditorium.
Orchestra, chorus, and audience
voiced the opening words of tle na
tional hymn, together, exact, harmo
nious: My country, 'lis of thee
The conductor's whole soul went
into the volume of sound. He led,
feeling that, the movements of his
arms were bringing these sounds into
existence. He was playing on a mag
nificent instrument the grandest
musical instrument in creation a
Sweet land of liberty
The leader swayed from side to side
with the sway of the music.
Ot thee I sing.
What was that? In the multitude
of sound the leader detected a tone,
perfect, full, rare of color. His train
ed ear told him that it was a woman's
Voice, a contralto of unexcelled
sweetness. He listened.
Land where my fathers died.
Land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From ev'ry mountainside
The voice was in the great chorus.
It was in the multitude behind him.
He turned his head and hcaj;d the last
line, full and true, as though the un
known singer stood at. his elbow:
Let freedom ring!
The leader's heart bear-high as his
arms descended and the second stan
za began. He listened for the voice
and it was there
My native county-, thee,
Land of the'noble free,
Thy name I love.
The leader was listening now, beat
ing time absent mindedly. What voice
was that he heard? Xo singer of na
tional or even world wide reputation
possessed it, for he knew them nil.
Was it a discovery? Could he loente
the singer, meet her, and bring a new
contralto of such magnificent power
to the kuowledge of the .world?
I love Ihy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills,
'Like that above.
The first violin noted the leader's
abstraction, and spoke sharply to
him. Again his arms went up, and he
led the time for the third stanza;
but again that voice, as clear and dis
tinct as that of the' gTeat soprano
who led the chorus:
Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song.
The leader turned his back to the
orchestra and looked into the faces of
the multitude. The first violin shut
his teelh, bore down hard on the
strings, and pulled the great volume
of sound along with him; but the
leader knew it not. He was searching
for that voice in the multitude; that
contralto that sang straight into his
soul as no contralto had ever done in
his professional career:
Let mortal tongues awake.
Let all that breathe partake.
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.
The leader's arm leaped into the
air, but they were extended over the
multitude. Orchestra and . chorus
were behind him. His white
gloved hands descended sharply, and
the last wave of the sound broke
over the auditorium:
Our father's God, to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To thee we sing.
She, standing by her hu.band, saw
the movement and thought it a com
pliment to .the multitude that the
leader should face them for the last
stanza. - She sang till even those
about her turned 'to look; sang
straight at the leader, and wondereil
why his nervous eyes danced about
so. And look, he is stopping! The
first violin is bowing and marking the
time! The leader i-s listening, look-
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China closet, bent - glass with
French mirror in '1Q HH
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Heavy shaped and carved china
closet, bent glass-in door and ends,
full mirror pa nn
China buffet, bent glass in door
and, ends,. French bevel, mirror,
highly qp r-p
Buffet sideboard, quarter sawed
oak, French bevel mirror high-
Serving table, quartered oak
finel' A 7R
polished T" f vl
Combination china , closet and
sideboard with French bevel mir
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Sideboard, golden' oak finish bevel
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mirror J tJJ
Large solid oak sideboard, French
bevel 17 RO
mirror If iwU
Finely carved sideboard, highly
polished, French bevel Q rr ff
edge mirror 00VJU
Very massive sideboard, with
two large French bevel mirrors,
Heavy pillar round extension ta
ble, quarter sawed oak
Round extension table, solid' oak
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Solid oak extension table Q Qfl
42-inch top ..O.UU
Wood scat chair,
Cane seat chair, solid oak.
Fine'box scat dining chair n nr
highly polished f-tiO
Solid oak cane seat chairs, fine
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ing! His face has nn expression of
entreaty. She, thinks he wishes a
strong burst of sound for the climax,
and so she sings with her whole be
ing aflame with the ecstacy of it:
Long may thu land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
I'li.tcct us by thy might;
irc:tt (iod, our King!
Silence, momentarily. Then the rip
ple of breaking up, increasing quick
ly to a roar of moving chairs, shuf
fling feet, and human voices. The lea
der funis away to meet the inquiring
face of the first violin.
"Did y.Mi hear it?"
"What, lbir Leader?"
"Did oii hear that contralto, the
one voice in the multitude?"
"Xo, llerr Leader. You are unwell,
"Yes, I am heart sick I have lost
it that voice'is gone. Ach fiott, didst
Thou .eiid an angel to mock me?"
She and her husband went out into
the crowded streets. Their holiday
was over. They went to their train,
and to the new home in the village,
where 1 he echoes of the great stage
world came, but faintly and thrilled
them not. She felt a strange glow
of triumph, as though this intoning
of her mission of melody, this sound
ing her note of freedom, had fulfilled
Hadiunt in her own happiness, she
went to this humble home, where
that one voice of all the multitude
became the treasure of a fireside;
where little souls, listening at her
knee, learned from its loving cadences
the way to eternity. Joseph Hlethen,
in November Munsej-.
The. Ladies' Home Journal for No
vember gave an excellent likeness of
the Davenport homestead on Kock Isl
and arsenal, a reproduction of which
appears herewith. Other historical
homesteads printed in the Journal
were: The Frary and Nims houses at
Deerfield, Mass.; house at Fast Mor
iches. L. I., built in 1740; the Seaman
house at Westbury, L. I., more than
2(H) years old ; homestead of the Fair
banks family near Dedham, Mass.,
built in 1CC; home of Audubon, the
ornithologist, on Perkiomen Creek,
Pennsylvania, built in 1762; old Hugg
house at Framingham, Mass., built in
1800; vine-covered home at Loudon
ville. X. Y., built in 1S.-J2; the Walker
homestead at Lin wood, X. Y., more
than seventy rears old.
The lleiit Remedy for Cronp
From the Atchison (Kans.) Daily
Globe: This is the season when the
woman who knows the best remedies
for croup is in demand in every
neighborhood. One of the most terri
ble things in the world is to be awak
ened in the middle of the night by a
whoop from one of the children. The
croup remedies are almost ns sure to
be lost, in case of croup, as a revolver
is sure to be lost in case of burglars.
There used to be an old-fashiorted
remedy for croup, known as hive syr
up and tolu, but some modern moth
ers say that Chamberlain's Cough
liemedy is better, and does not cost
so much. It causes the patient to
"throw up the phlegm" quicker, and
gives relief in a shorter time, (.live
this remedy as soon ns the croAipy
cough appears and it will prevent the
attack. It never fails and is pleasant
and safe to take. For sale by all
A Thanksgiving Dinner
Heavy eating is usually the first
cause for indigestion. Kepeated at
tacks inflame the mucous membranes
lining the stomach, -exposes the
nerves of the stomach, producing a
swelling after eating, heartburn,
headache, sour risings and finally
catarrh of the stomach. Kodal re
lieves the inflammation, protects the
nerves and cures the catarrh. Kodal
cures indigestion, dyspepsia, all ston
ach troubles by cleansing and sweet
ening the glands 01 the stomach.
Harper House Pharmacy, A. J
Iliess' drug store, corner Seventh Ave
nue and Twenty-seventh street.
Use Allen's Foot Ease.
A powder to be shaken into the
shoes. Your feet feel swollen, ner
vous and hot, and get tired easily. If
you have smarting feet or tight
shoes, try Allen's Foot-Ease. It cools
the feet, and makes walking easy.
Cures swollen, sweating feet, ingrow
ing nails, blisters and callous spots.
Relieves corns and bunions of all pain
and gives rest and comfort. Try it
today. Sold by all druggists and
shoe stores for 25c. Trial package
free. Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le
Roy, N. Y. N
Some of the most anxious hours of
a mother's life are those when 'the
little ones of the household have the
croup. There is no other medicine so
effective in this terrible malady as
Foley's Honey and Tar. . It is a house
hold favorite for throat" and lung
troubles, and as it contains no opia
ates or other poisons it can be safely
given. All druggists.
I live and let my brethren live
With all that's good 'with me.
Unto the poor, some cash I give,
The balance I give Rocky Moun
T. II. Thomas pharmacy.
There is no cough medicine so popu
lar as Foley's Honey and Tar. It con
tains no opiates or poisons and never
fails to cure. AH druggists." ( .
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