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WORLD'S FAIR GOSSIP. People from All Lands Thronginff Chicago Thoroughfares. : Strange Thing* Seen and Heard at .Tack- son rark—The Deautlfal Homo of. the Fluhci—A Logc'iiTC OH tup fr»m Michigan. !• "Special Chicago Correspondence. I The streets of Chicago now present '•.some Strang* sights. In an hour's stroll through the business section one may come across the turbaned Turk, stulking majestically along under a biff load of self-importance; the coal-black Ethiopian, with his monstrous earrings and bangles of brass; thc'.swarthy little little Jap. with his beadlike little eyes taking in everything that passes, and yet pretending' to see nothing; the hooded Bedouin of the desert; thedried- up, mummified Javanese, whose appearance appearance strongly suggests the need of a good scouring; and in fact a specimen specimen of almost every race under the sun. They are all here, at any rate, and if you don't meet them in our streets all you need do, if you wish to sec them, is to take a trip out to Jack- eon park and there you will fimd them without any trouble. • It is quite a comical sight to see a wild soli of the Sahara, clad in the strange habiliments of his desert land, scooting about among the teams on our street crossings. A number of Arabs were going down the street the other day and came to a crowded crossing. One of them gathered gathered his fluttering garments about him and niadea wild plunge among the horses and wagons, and succeeded in getting A One of the leading attractions just at present is the beautiful Fisheries building building in the northeastern portion of the fairgrounds. The exhibits are rapidly coming in, and among them are some of the- wonders of deep sea life. This magnificent home of the fishes will undoubtedly undoubtedly prove one of the most frequented frequented buildings of the exposition. Here in the vast aquariums darting about in tho crystalline waters will be seen' the finny tribes of almost every lake and stream on the globe, and in the deep sea tank in the center of the building building will be found rare forms of salt water life. '• N " ''' '"" '.V-l -CiTj : MICHIGAN LOCKING CAM1\ wifely to the opposite side,'from which lie. vigorously bi-ckoned his cnmp.-inions 'to follow, -uttering meanwhile, with great vehemence, something in Ills native native tongue whieh .sounded - to uiiini- ti:it<»d American ears very like a male- diet ion on the, carelessness of civilizet teamsters. His brethren soon joined him. and as ihey stood for a moment on the comer they held .1 consultation, apparently, to decide whet her they had better venture any further among the snares and dangers of civilization or not. Having decided the matter they strode away to the south, in the direction direction of Jackson park. Out at the fair grounds there is a per- FLOIMDA ALLIOATOIH. In addition to the live fish there will be a great many prepared specimens displayed in glass cases. There will also be a varied assortment of fishing boats and tackle from different nations, and queer models and implements from the celebrated fisheries of the world The process of hatching and rearing fish will be fully illustrated, and the lover of piscatorial pursuits will here find much to edify and entertain him. Norway has a wonderful exhibit, The fisheries of that country employ more than eighty thousand men. and nineteen thousand boats. The exhibit now ready to be installed consists largely of full-sized boats and models of fishing vessels, equipped willi nets and other apparatus. Cod. mackerel and herring form the major part of th Norwegian exhibit in a commercial sense, but the most interesting featur about their space will be the display o lxiats. From Mexico will come illustrations of the pearl fisheries of the Gulf of California, showing how the native descend to depths of more than one hundred feet to capture the precious oysters. Canada displays the famous methods of Nova Soot in fishermen, and will als< send a creditable exhibit of the food •mil commercial products of her fisheries. fisheries. There will also be a large i -nlli e lion of boats, fishing paraphernalia and fish-eating animals and birds, be sides a collection from the museum ii Montreal. Americans will not be outdone, de spile the elaborate preparations being made by foreign competitors. Ten states will make collective exhibits in the main building. They arc Maine FISHERIES BUILDING. their booths: aru: fnmi -Ceylon, de feet reproduction of the confusion that wc are told occurred at the building of the tower of Babel. In Midway Plaisance. Plaisance. which has become a part of the fairgrounds, one admission; admitting to both, where the foreign nations have their buildings, the opportunities for (studying some of the strangest people .on earth arc manifold. Here the Algerians Algerians and Tunisians are busy with their I building material; there the Egyptians are putting the finishing touches to •-d yonder arc the people eeply intent upon the completion of their odd dwellings. It Is jail wonderful to behold. Here, where ,1 few short months ago was a wilderness of bushes and shrubs, we have a composite city of villages'from the different countries on the other side of jthe world. • J t is wonderful how quickly some of se strangers from abroad become Americanized. The Egyptians are especially especially apt in their studies of our language language and manners. This was quite noticeable in one instance, when, a few days ago, a group of them entertained their American visitors with their efforts efforts to converse in English. They would try to pronounce every word that was spoken to them and the mistakes that they made were ludicrous beyond description. " One of them, a keen-eyed young chap with a world of mischief in hislbrown head, was a born comedian. He, possesses a rudimentary knowledge of (several languages, and he spared himself no pains to entertain the crowd. He first sung a 6ong in his own tongue, which must have been funny, as it convulsed convulsed his companions with laughter. Rhode Island. North Carolina, vania, Missouri, 1 IN THE FISH FAVILIOX. Then he recited a piece in Spanish, concluding concluding with the remark: "That Spain." He next recited the same pieoe in French, concluding, as before, with the Information: "That France." Finally he exclaimed: " Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ayl That English." This tickled the crowd Immensely and the people apolauded •he young miiaio uproarioutdy. Oregon. Washington, Wisconsin. I'enosyl- Ohio and Minnesota. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin will each show its methods of fish propagation and culture. There will also be waterways waterways by which fish climb the mountain rivers and rapid-flowing streams. And in addition to the live lish in tanks these states will show models ami photographs photographs of their hatcheries. The Japanese exhibit will be the largest of any of the foreign countries in the building, Besides the fish products there will be models of the different different boats used in Japan. One section section of this exhibit will be a display of isinglass made from seaweed, which is made in many colors, and which, when held to the light resembles the stained glass used in church windows. There arc said to be a great many fishermen in; the land of the mikado and they take great interest in everything pertaining pertaining to the pursuit. Their exhibit therefore will doubtless be very complete complete and extensive. The transportation of the fisheries exhibits exhibits from all parts of the world has been attended with many difficulties and much expense. Huge tanks have been constructed and special cars and vehicles have been fitted- up, and with all the pains taken there has been mueh loss and disappointment experienced by those interested in the displays. Several Several rare and valuable specimens of fish lifo have died in transit, and some that it will be impossible to replace. The attempt is made to reproduce as nearly as possible in each tank the conditions conditions under which the fish who will inhabit them naturally live. There will be tree stumps for perch to lie under,-rock under,-rock reefs for lake trout, and gravelly gravelly bottoms for river trout. The plants that will grow in the aquaria will also conform to the character of those found in the waters from which the fish are taken. One immense tank, seventy feet loDg, twelve feet wide, and five feet deep, already finished, shows ridges of rock peculiar to the river -beds of the Mississippi valley. Among the recent arrivals at the Fisheries building are two large Florida alligators. They are perhaps the largest living specimens that ever came to Chicago, Chicago, being about twelve feet in length and well proportioned. These southern strangers are to be provided with special special tanks, and as they are very vicious will be safely fenced in to prevent them from reaching out and taking in any careless visitor who might take them for inanimate objects and venture too close. Just west of the Live Stock building, in the south end of the grounds, a logging logging camp is being erected. The camp belongs to the Michigan exhibit and is considered one of the glories of the Wolverine state. There is a logcobin and all the surroundings of camp Ufa- Wild forest scenery only is needed to make the logging camp realistic as well as picturesque. Lying near it is a low wagon holding 80,050 feet of timber, This load is one of the biggest shipped out of Michigan on one car. The logs are arranged in the form of a pyramid thirty feet high, and in the most airy way possible Hut for the thick chains bound in and out of the logs one could imagine the heaps toppling over at the slightest breath. Some of tho logs measure three feet in diameter. The cabin is of hemlock, the logs being being sawed in the interior,' leaving the rough bark outside. The crannies between between tho logs are stuffed with strips of bark. The gable is mode of Norway pine, as are the beams. The roof, which is not yet completed, will consist of hemlock Gcoops. These scoops are the remnants of the trees after the interior interior has been scooped out The logs are then cut lengthwise and nailed to the roof, one forming a trough down whieh the rain can trickle, another with the bark up, forming a bridge between between the concave scoops. The height of the cabin is eighteen feet, while above the gables two tannarac flagpoles flagpoles shoot twenty feet in the air. Every implement used by lumbermen in northern Michigan will be exhibited in tho sleeping-room. Behind the cabin will be rahged five logging cars, carrying carrying loads of hard wood and headed by a regulation logging locomotive. Several Several logwheels used for hauling logs in the summer will be rolled alongside the cars. This exhibit will give the city people roine idea of the rough life of the lumberman lumberman in the dense pine forests of the north and will illustrate to the uninitiated uninitiated the immense labor involved in procuring procuring material for the building of our homes. FOR WORLD'S FAIR Some Viiltmtilp Suffgrntlnns Thplr MaRRHge. The following suggestions relative to the baggage of people intending to visit the Columbian exposition at Chicago Chicago during the coming months will, if they are observed, be the means of saving much annoyance and unnecessary unnecessary delays at Chicago and elsewhere. The railroads entering Chicago nre making extensive preparations to meet the demands which will be placed upon them and if each pas.i.»»^or »?ill u«.a a little precaution it will prove of bent-lit to himself and the railroads as well. Attention is invited to the following suggestions: 1. Do not think of cheeking anything that you ran possibly carry. 2. See that all baggage whieh you desire desire checked is placed in first-class condition condition before bringing to the depot, and use a quarter-inch ropes instead of straps for y-unks, as the rope is much more cITective. 3. Mark each article with your name and permanent place of resilience, by paint or card, so that if it should get astray you can readily be found through such address. i. Do not deliver your baggage into the hands of any person unless he gives you a claim check for it, and see that the checks correspond, taking the number of the expressman, or his wagon, at the same time. 5. On coming to the depot to check your baggage attend to the duty yourself yourself and do not delegate it to any friend or haclcman, as a large majority of cases where baggage goes astray are the result of the failure of the owners to act for theinseivcs. On receiving your railroad check make a memorandum memorandum of the number and exact read in of same. No baggage will be received at the Union depot unless it bears a claim check or one of the depot claim checks is taken for it. If a Union depot claim check is used it will be necessary for you to obtain the duplicate from the expressman, as a failure :will oblige you to identify the baggage and pay for the stray check, which may causa you to miss your train. Do not fail to exchange the claim check for a railroad check at the check counter, and do not run away without your check. Keep cool, and give plenty of time, that the business may be properly transacted, Thos .T leaving the city on the ovening or early morning trains should ittcnd to th.' checking of their baggage on the, afternoon preced- lg. When possible, it would facilitate facilitate delivery at Chicago if the passenger passenger would write on the buck of tho heck a description of the baggage; whether valise, trunk, box. etc. (!. Hcfore your train reaches Chicago an agent will pass through the. train, md. should you desire your baggage handled by them, they wil'. lake your heck and issue a check in place and leliver same to resident.e or hotel. To whoever you deliver your railroad check do not fail to secure a claim check for its delivery from them and take memoranda memoranda of the check received und tho number of the expressman and company company he represents. llaggage. as a rule, should be becked to Chicago, and not to suburban suburban stations or the exposition rounds as the facilities for rapid delivery delivery will be much greater in the city. When leaving Chicago, observe the same suggestions as to the use of claim hecks, memoranda, etc., as has been given almve. 9. Carry as little baggage as possible, and do not attempt to send bicycles, baby carriages, etc., by baggage. State Inspection or Grain. The state board of railway and ware house commissioners hud to content themselves with 1 showing to the world bow grain was graded, with the integrity integrity of the state as its guaranty. The sixty-eight grades of grain now in force will be represented . by the actual actual grain, and an expert inspector will be at hand to explain how th^ grading is conducted. All the appliances appliances of the service will be there. Where dampness is the cause of differing differing grades, new grain will be supplied as fast as the old dries out. The western western farmer can learn all about how his wheat is graded' on its arrival in Chicago Chicago in about five minutes. The other lines of work of the commissioners coald not be well represented. CHURCH WORK. Dr. Talmage Reviews the Work of Nearly a Quarter of a Century. Three Great Church** Unlit—Dlfflcultlcn and riea«nret of a Urooklyn l'aitor. ate—EuentlaU of Nueces* In Church Work. On Sundny, April 23, Rev.T. DeWitt Talmago preached his twenty-fourth take such good care of their ministers. In proportion ns the world outside may curse, a congregation stands close up by tho man whom they believo in. Urooklyn society litis for its foundation two elements—the Puritanic which ul- annual sermon in Urooklyn, his text I ways means a quiet Sabbath, nud the church, after he had become an adnlt is hardly a family that has net been in- married him, baptized his children, vaded by sorrow or death. Where are married them and lived on long enough those grand old men, those glorious to bury almost everyone but himself. Christian women who used to worship Glorious old pastorates they were. with us? Why, they went away into I remark again, a Urooklyn pastorate the next world so gradually that they is characterized by its happiness. had concluded the second stanza or tho No city under tho sun where people third stanza in Heaven before you being from Revelations, iv. 4: "And round about the throne were four nnd twenty scats, and upon the scats I saw four and twenty elders.'' The preacher said: This text I choose chiefly for the numerals it mentions, namely four and twenty. That was the number of ciders seated around the throne of God. Hut that is tho number of years seated around my Urooklyn ministry, and every pulpit is a throne of blessing or blasting, a throne of good or evil. And to-day in this, my twenty-fourth anniversary anniversary sermon, twenty-four years come und sit nround me. and they speak out in a reminiscence of gladness and tears. Twenty-four years ago I arrived arrived in this city to shepherd such a flock as might come, and that day I carried in on my arms the infant, son who in two weeks from to-day I will help ordain to the gospel ministry, hoping hoping that he will be preaching long after my poor work is done. We have receved into our membership thousands of souls, but they, I think, are only a small portion of the multi tudes who, coming from all parts of the earth, have in our house of Ood been blest, and saved. Although we hove as a church raised $1,100,000 for religious VISITORS. I purposes, yet we are in the strange position position of not knowing whether in two Concerning | or three months we shall have any church at all, and with audiences of thousands of people crowded into this room and the adjoining rooms, we nre confronted with the question whether I shall go on with my work here or go on to some other field. What an awful necessity that we should have been obliged to build three immense churches, two of them destroyed by fire, A misapprehension is nbroad that the financial exigency of this church is past. Through journalistic and personal friends n breathing spell has been afforded afforded us, but before us yet nre financial financial obligations which must promptly be'met or speedily this house of Hod will go inlo worldly uses ami become n theater or a concert hall. The ?1 •.'.000 raised cannot cancel a floating debt of $140,000. Through the kimlnessof those to whom we are indebted Slio.onil would set us forever free. 1 am glad to say that the case is not hopeless. We are lailyin receipt of touching evidences of practical sympathy from all classes of the community and from all sections of the country, and it was but yesterday that by my own hand I sent, for contributions contributions gratefully received, nearly fifty acknowledgements east, west, north and south. Our trust Is in the Lord who divided divided the lied sea and "made the mountains mountains skip ilkc lambs." With this paragraph I dismiss the financial subject subject nnd return to the spiritual. In the first place. I remark that a Brooklyn pastorate is always a difficult pastorate. No city under the sun has a grander array of pulpit' talent than Urooklyn. The Methodists, the liap- tists, the Congregationalists, the Episcopalians, all the denominations send their brightest lights here, lie who stands in a Urooklyn pulpit preaching, may know that he stands within fifteen minutes' walk of sermons which a Saurin. and a Uourdaloue. and a John M. Mason, and a George Whitfield Whitfield would not lie ashamed of. For forty years Urooklyn has been surcharged with homiletics, an electricity electricity of eloquence that struck every time it flashed, from the-old pulpits which quaked with the power of a Uethune, and a Cox, nnd a Spencer, and a Spear, and a Vinton, and a Farley, and a Heeeher, not mentioning the names of the magnificent men now manning the Urooklyn pulpits. So during during all the time there has been something something to appeal to every man's taste, and to gratify every man's preference. Now let iue say to all the minister of the gospel who are ambitious for a Urooklyn pulpit, that it is always a difficult difficult pastorate. If 11 man shall come and stand before •my audience in al most any church in Urooklyn, he will find before him men who have heard the mightiest themes discussed in the mightiest way. You will have before you. if you fail in argument, fifty logicians logicians in a fidget If you make a slip in the use of u commercial figure of speech, there will be five hundred merchants merchants who will notice it. If you throw out nn anchor or furl a sail in the wrong way, there will be ship captains right off who will wonder if you are as ignorant ignorant of theology as you arc of navigation! navigation! So it will be a place of hard study. If you are going to maintain yourself, you will find a Urooklyn pastorate pastorate a most difficult pastorate, I remark still further, a Urooklyn pastorate is always a conspicuous pastorate. pastorate. The printing press of the coun try has no greater force than that on the sea coast. Every pulpit word, good or bad, wise or ignorant, kind or mean, is watched. The reportorial corps of these cities is an organized army Many of them have collegiate education education and large culture, and they are able to weigh oration, or address, or sermon. If you say a silly thing you will never hear the end of if. and if you say a wise thing it will go into perpetual perpetual multiplication. Besides thaVa Brooklyn pastorate is always conspicuous in the fact that everybody comes here. Brooklyn is New York in its better mood! Strangers Strangers have not seen New York until they have seen Brooklyn. Again I remark, that a Brooklyn pas- Ilollandish, which means a worshipful people. On the top of this an admixture admixture of all nationalities—tho brawny •Scot, the solid English, the vivacious Irish, the polite French, the philosophic cannot bear this." knew they were gone. They had on tho crown before you thought'they had dropped the staff of the earthly pilgrimage. pilgrimage. And then the dear children. O! how maiiy have gone out of this .'church You could not keep them. You folded them in your arms and said: "01 God, I cannot give them up. Take till else, take my property, take my reputation, but let me keep this treasure, i Lord, German: und, in all this intermingling of population, the universal dominant theory that a man can do ns he pleases, provided he doesn't disturb anybody else. A delightful climate. While it Is hard on weak throats, for the most of us it is bracing. Not an atmosphere made up of the discharged gases of chemieal''facfories, or the miasms of swamps, but coming panting right off 3,000 miles' of Atlantic ocean before anybody else has had a chance to breathe it! All through the city a society society of kind, genial, generous, sympathetic sympathetic people. In such a city I have been permitted to have twenty-four years of pastorate During these years how many heartbreaks, heartbreaks, how many losses, how many bereavements! Ilnrdly a family of the church that has not been struck with sorrow! But God has sustained you in the past and he will sustain you in the future. I exhort you to be. of good cheer, oh thou of the broken heart. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." I wish over every door of this church we might have written the word "Sympathy. Sympathy for all the young. We must crowd them in here by thousands, and propose a radiant gospel that they will take on the spot. We must make this place so attractive for the young that a j-oung man will come here on Sabbath morning, put down his hat. brush his hair bnek from his forehead, unbutton his overcoat, and look around wondering if he has not by mistake got into Heaven. Yes, sympathy for the old. They have their adit's and pains nnd distresses. distresses. They eannot hear or walk or sec as well as they used to. We must be reverential in their presence. On dark days we must help them through the aisle, and help them find the place 11 the hymn-honk. Sympathy for business men. Twenty- four years of commercial life in New York and Urooklyn are enough to tear one's nerves to pieces. We want to make our Sabbath service here a rescue for all these martyrs of truffle. 11 fore taste of that land where they have no rents to pay. and there are no business rivalries, and where riches, instead of taking wings to fly away, brood over other riches. Sympathy for the. fallen, remember- ng that they ought to be pitied as much as a man run over with a rail train. The fact is that, in the tempta tations and misfortunes of life, they get run over. You and I, in the same circumstances, would have done as badly; badly; we should have done worse, perhaps. perhaps. We want in this church to have sympathy sympathy for the worst man, remembering he is a brother, sympathy for the worst woman, remembering she is a sister. If that is not the gospel. I do not know what the gospel is. Ah! yes: sympathy for all the troubled: for the orphans in their exposure; for widowhood with its weak arm fighting for bread: for the household which erst resounded with merry voices and pattering feet, now awfully still—broad-winged sympathy, like the feathers of the Almighty warm-blooded sympathy, everlasting sympathy—sympathy which shows it self in the grasp of the hand, in the glittering tear of the eye. in the consoling consoling word of the mouth—sympathy of blankets for the cold, of bread for the hungry, of medicine for the sick, of rescue for the lost. Sympathy! Let it thrill in every sermon. Let it tremble in every song. Let it gleam in every tear and in every light Sympa- Oh! if we could all die together, we could keep nil the sheep and tho lambs of the family fold together until some bright spring day, the birds achant and the waters oglitter, and then we could all together hear the voice of the good Shepherd, and hand in hand pass "through the flood. No, no, no, no! O! if wo only had notice that we are all to depart depart together, and we could say 'to our families: "Tho time has come; tho Lord bids us away." And .then we could take our little children to thoir beds, and straighten out their limbs and say: "Now, sleep the last sleep. Good night until it is good 'morning.' And then we could go to our own couches and say: "Now. altogether wo are ready to go. Our children are gone, now let us depart. No, no! It is one by one. It maybe in the midnight. It may be in the winter, and in the snow coming down twenty inches deep over our grave. It may be in the strange hotel, and our arm too weak to pUU the bell for help. It may bo so. suddenly we have no time even to say good-by. Death is a bitter, crushing, tremendous curse. 1 play you three tunes on the gospel harp of comfort. "Weeping may endure endure for a night, but joy cometh in tho morning." That is one. "All things work together for good to those who love God." That is the second. VAjid the lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall lead them to living fountains fountains of water, and God shall wipe all tears from their eyes." That is the third. During these twenty-four years. I have tried as far as I could, by argument, argument, by illustration and by caricature, caricature, to fill you with disgust vHth mueh of this modern religion which people arc trying now to substitute for the religion of Jtjsus Christ and the religion of the apostles. I have tried to persuade you that the worst of all cant is the cant of skepticism, skepticism, and instead of your apologizing for Christianity, it was high time thift those who'do not believe in Christianity Christianity should apologize to you, and I hiive tried to show that the biggest villains in the universe are those who would try to rob us of this iiiblc, and that the grainiest mission of tho church of Jesus Christ is that of bringing souls to the Lord—a soul-saving church. But now those years ore gone. If y<ra have neglected your duty, if I have neglected neglected my duty, it is neglected forever. Each year has its work. If the work-is performed within the twelve months, it is done forever. If neglected, it is neglected forever. When a woman "was dying, she said: Cull them back." They did not know what she meant She hail been a disciple disciple of the world. She said: "Oh, call them back!" They said: "WhodoyoU want us to call back?" "Oh," she said, "call them back, the days, the months, the years I have wasted. Call them back!" But you cannot call them back; you cannot call a year back, or a month back, or a week back, or an hour back) or a second back. Gone once, it is gond forever. When a great battle was raging, a messenger came up and said to the gen' eral, who was talking with an officer: General, we have taken a standard from the enemy." The general kept right on conversing with his fellow-officer, fellow-officer, and the messenger, said again, "General, we have taken a standard from the enemy."" Still the general ' kept right on,.' and the messenger lost his patience, not having his message seemingly appreciated, appreciated, and said again: "General, we' thy! Men and women are sighing for have taken a standard from the enemy The May Concert*. On Wednesday, Thursday aDd Friday. Friday. May 24, 25 and 20, the initial choral performances at the exposition will be given in Festival hall. The programme has been arranged on a grand scale. Mendelssohn's "Elijah" will be sung by the Apollo club, of Chicago, numbering numbering six hundred voices. The Chicago Festival chorus, numbering twelve hundred voices, will sing Haydn's "Creation," while programmes ; of songs and part songs will bo rendered by the exposition's Children's chorus, numbering fourteen hundred voices. A feature of these concert* will bo the singing of Mine. Lilian Nordics ant Mr. Plunkett Greene, both artiste being being already engaged for tho aerie* sympathy, groaning for sympathy, dying dying for sympathy, tumbling off into un- cleanliness and crime and perdition for lack of sympathy. May God give it to us! Fill all this pulpit with it, from step to step. Let the sweep of these galleries suggest its encircling arms. Fill all the house with it, from door to door, and from floor to ceiling, until there is no more room for it, and it shall overflow into the street, and passers-by on foot and in carriage shall feel the throb of its magnificent lienediction. Let that be our now departure as a church. Let that be my new departure as a pastor. Sympathy! Gratitude to God demands that this morning I mention mention the fact that during nil these twenty-four twenty-four years I have missed but one service through sickness. I must, in gratitude to God. also mention the multitudes to whom I have been permitted to preach. It is simply miraculous, the attendance morning by morning night by night, and year by year, and long after it has got to be an old story. I know some people are dainty and exclusive in their tastes. As for myself, I like a big crowd. I would like to see an audience large enough to scare me! If this gospel gospel is good, the more that get it the better. Profiting by the mistakes of the past, I must do better work for you and better better work for God. Lest I might, through some sudden illness or casualty, be snatched away before I have the opportunity opportunity of doing so, I take this occasion occasion to declare my love for you as a people. people. It is different work if a pastor is placed in a churebA already built up, and he is surrounded by established circumstances. There are not ten The general then looked at him and said: "Take another." Ah! forgetting the things that are behind, let us look \ CYCLONE HORRORS. Awful Effects of .the Late Tornado in Oklahoma. At Least Forty Pernonii Killed and a Largo Number Injured—Knormou* •trur'.lnn of rropi-rty-Th* LUt of Fatailtlr*. NORMAN , Ok., April 2".—Further reports reports of the cyclone near here Tuesday multiply the horrors. The latest estimate estimate is that thirty-seven people were killed nnd twenty-five injured. One hundred and twenty-five persons aro- left in destitute circumstances and thirty-eight homes were swept away. The dead are: Snyder, Love and nn unknown unknown employed by Ed Johnson; John O'Connor. Jr., wife and two children; five members Bryant family, John O'Connor, Sr., and wife: Agnes O'Connor O'Connor and Nellie O'Connor, twins, aged 13; Charles O'Connor, James O'Connor, David Brooks and wife. Miss Ella Brooks. Owen Rooney, Mrs. Moroney nnd two children. Miss Annie Heddens, David Banks, wife and two children; Mrs. IIess,Bauks' married daughter; H. C. Plcinens, child of. Mr. ISatcman, Mrj Peary and one child, Itev. J. M. Corlo. • The seriously wounded are: Charles Harwell, Mrs. Kettridge and infant, Mrs. Snider. II. P. Holliday and child, Thomas Weaver, John Doyle, George O'Connor, Mr. Moroney and three chil-. dren, Pat O'Maley, Albert Sinnox, Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore, Four children of Mr. Uanks, Mrs. Calbert, Mrs. S. II. Wilkinson, Georgo Hughes nnd child, Mrs. Penry and two children. It was the most serious cyclone in" the history of Oklahoma territory. In this (Cleveland) county it made iv clean sweep, destroying fields, demolishing houses, barns nnd agricultural' implements implements nnd dealing death to everything in its path. At this writing thirty- seven persons are known to be killed and many others seriously injured and dying. The most damage done was in the vicinity of this town in the westi ern and central portion of the connty. It was about 5:30 p. m. that the people people of Purcell, a town of the Chickasaw nation, fifteen miles southwest of here, noticed a dark cloud overhanging the western sky, which soon began to send down shoots like carrot roota Your correspondent observed the formation of these cyclones through a field glass. Points projecting from the clouds slowly assumed a cylindrio form, then conical, which very much resembled resembled great funnels, out of the end of which destruction poured. Their courso was from southwest to northwest. At first they moved slowly, but seemed to gain force rapidly us the points touched the earth. That portion of the Chickasaw nation ' where the cyclone formed and first struck is sparsely settled and little is . as yet reported, but passing northward and slightly to the east it crossed tho ! South . Canadian river about midway between Purcell and Norman. Here it struck tho thickly settled portion and only only missed this town by about on« mile. By this cyclone four persons were killed and several injured. Seven dwelling houses and two school houses were destroyed, besides machinery and 1 stock, numerous outbuildings, fences , and barns. No sooner had this cyclone passed and spent its force by the time , it reached Little river, about five miles northeast of town, than the people in town who had witnessed the destruc- ' tion being wrought were hastening to the relief of their country friends. In ' about one hour afterward another funnel-shaped funnel-shaped cloud was seen approach- 1 ing from the west which passed on the other side of town, its course being being about the same direction as the -. other, but it had formed several miles ' further off. This last and most de- , structive cyclone passed about five , miles west and north of Norman, through what is known as ten-mile flat 1 along the Canadian river, and the most prosperous agricultural vicinity of the county. Its force was spent a few miles I further north when it reached tho ' divide between this place and Moore station. DEATH BOLL INCREASED. PURCELL . I. T., April 27.—A terrible i tornado passed through this county Tuesday evening at 0:30 o'clock. It started five miles southwest of Alex, Chickasaw nation, traveling northeast. to those that are before. Win another t gathering fury as it went, passing from gain castle, take another utandard, another victory. Roll on. sweet day of tho world's emancipation, when "the mountains I and the hills shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the wood shall clap their hands, and- instead uf the thorn shall come np the fir tree, and instead of the brier will come up the myrtle tree, and it shall be unto the Lord for a name, for nn everlasting sign that cannot be cut off." torate is characterized by brevity. I bethink myself of but three ministers of the gospel now preaching here, who were preaching when I came to Brooklyn. Brooklyn. Most of the pulpits around me have changed seven or eight times since my arrival. Sometimes the pastorate has been brief for one reason, and sometimes for another reason. Sometimes the minis- | ters of the gospel have been too good for this world, and Heaven has transplanted transplanted them. Sometbnes tnoy changed places by the decree of their denomination. denomination. Sometimes they came with great blare of trumpets, proposing to carry everything before them, and got extinguished extinguished before they were distinguished! Whether for good or bad reasons, a people in this church who have not been brought in the church through my mm- j istry. You are my family. I feel as | much at home here as I do in my home on Oxford street. Your present and everlasting welfare is the object of my ambition. I have no worldly ambition. I had once. I have not now. I know the world about as well as any one knows it I have heard the handclapping of its applause, and I have heard the hiss of its opposition, opposition, and I declare to you the former is ] not especially to be sought for. nor is the latter to be feared. The world has given me about all the comfort and prosperity it can give a man, and I hare no worldly ambition. I have un all- consuming ambition to make full proof Brooklyn pastorate is characterized by of my ministry, to get to Heaven my brevity, not mnch of the old plan by self, and to take a groat crowd with which a minister of the gospel baptized me. in infant, then received him into the During these twenty-fourycuts Uuue \n Ocean Oddity. There are scores upon scores of di.Tcr- ent forms of marine animal life that comes within the catogory assigned to star fishes," but the most singular specimen in the whole group is the splendid Astrophyton—the"Sea Uasket" of the sailor. It is truly a wonderful specimen of marine life, having hundreds hundreds of long and short', straight, twisted twisted and curled tentacles; and, but for the geometric, precision of the plan upon which the star-like "body" is fashioned, might be mistaken for a miniature, circular specimen of the devil fish. The center of the creature, the "hub" from which the five stout arms radiate, isthcbody,headand''thinkingmachine'.' of our curious Astrophyton. The whole, not including the labyrinthine tentacles, which branch to aU the points' and intermediate intermediate points of the compass, looks for all the world like an animated Fourth of July fire wheeL The five main arms are divided into three each within a short space from the astro's body, and these three are almost immediately subdivided subdivided into innumerable other arms and tentacles, the whole forming a net by means of which it captures its prev and holds its victims until the life has been sucked out of them.—St Louis lie- public No llnrrr. Prison Warden (to condemned criminal criminal on morning of execution)—I am to esk you if there is any little thing you would fancy for your breakfast. Criminal—Thank* I would like a couple of peaches. l*rison Warden—Peaches! Why, we are in March. Criminal—Never mind. I can wait Dlnguatlnir to a Proud Han. Fitzhugh—I suppose Hokins Ls very proud of his wife's success with hex novel'.' Stevedoor—No, I fancy not. You Me« he Is merely known as Mrs. Uokina' this to Oklahoma territory.razingevery- thing in its wake. The destruction of life and property iscnormous. Forty-two deaths are reported up to date. Eighty- five are known toQp seriously wounded. wounded. The family of John O'Connor, Bevcn miles northwest of Norman, consisting consisting of twelve, were killed except one. John Moroney'* house was •wrecked and his wife and three children children killed, he receiving fatal injuries. , In the Uryant family five were killed. 'Searching parties are not all in but •each party to arrive swells the list in fatalities. Nine bodies will be interred 3n ; the cemetery here under Catholia rites. ._ More Appointment*. WASUIXOTON -, April 27.—The president president has announced the following appointments: appointments: To be government directors directors of the Union Pacific railway: Henry i\ Dimer, of • New York; Don M. Dickinson, Dickinson, of Michigan; J. W. Doane, of Illinois; Illinois; Fitzhugh Lee, of Virginia, and James W. Hurdock, of Nebraska. Otto • Doderlin, of Illinois, to be consul of the United States at Leipsic David G. Brown to be collector of customs for the district of Montana and Idaho. Arkaniuw-Touched. *- LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 27.— A terrific terrific cyclone almost wiped out of existence existence the little town of Jenson, in Se- bkstian county, last night Nine buildings buildings were demolished. Four freight cars were blown. from the track and a {portion of the Frisco depot was carried away. One man and a child wero seriously seriously injured. Dr. Buchanan Found GuUty. NEW YORK, April 27.— Dr. Robert W. Buchanan, who has been on trial for the. past few weeks, charged with the poisoning of his wife, was found guilty of murder in the first degree. Mme. Slodjeika Taken Sick. PXTTSBUKOH, Pa., April 27.— Helen Modjeska became quite ill last evening at her hotel, and was. unable to appear at the DuQuesne. theater, where she was to play Catherine in "King Henry VIlI.V The advance sale was large and tne .Immense audience had to, be dismissed dismissed from the theater. A Firebug* Sent Cp. ; MILWAUKEE, April 27.— Matthew Tho- inet, the firebug, pleaded guilty to having having fired the Stadt. theater. He waa given the maximum penalty of the law. Judge Walber sentencing him to eight husband now.—Dee Moines Argonaut J yean at hard labor in the state prison,

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  1. The Iola Register,
  2. 05 May 1893, Fri,
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