The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1894 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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JDE8 MOINlS: ALGONi, MAHOH 14, 1894, BTOEt OF DAMASCUS, feRtLLIANT PACE FROM EAftLV HISTORY. ITS I>r. T nlm ago I'rAnrlir* In IHohlle, Aln., -Ahoul. 1'ftnl and tlie Spread of CliMftt iahtty Ainnnff Hi 6 PAgitn Nations of *h* Moim.ic, A hi,, March 11.— Rev. *l\ DeWiU Tnlnmffp, M. I)., who Is now wtBlf.lnp tlio Houlli, lias selected us the subject of lo-tlny's sermon, "l.lnapprc- ciAlcd iSc.rvlces. " The text, heing 1 taken from S for. II : xxxitl, "Through a window, In a Vmsket, mis I let down by the wall." T)ntim,sctiB is a elly of white and plls- teninjif nrchitcctnve Minietinies called "the eye of the cast," NotneUmes culled ''a pearl surrounded by emeralds," at ono time diHting'tilshed for swords of the best material <;nlled Damascus l>latlcs, and upholstery of richest fabric tinllcd Oamnsks. A horseman by the I'linl, riding- (oiviml this city, - liecn thi'own frcin the saddle. '.the. horse had dropped under' a flush iron I the sl:y, which at, the .'.nine time was BO bright It blinded the rider for ttwny tlnys, and I think so permanently iiijnred his eyesight thut this defect of vision became, the thorn in the Jfesh ho afterward speaks of. lie started for Damascus lo butcher (Mil-is- liiiii.i,. but after that hard fall from his IKII-KC he was a chunked man and preached Christ in tiainnscus till the •«:ity was .shaken to its fmindation. 't'lie mayor give.s authority for his •arrest, and the popular cry is, ''Kill him! Kill him!" The city is suv- roimrlc<l'4iy a liljfli wall, and the fjutos are \\atehcd by the police lest the Cilician prenehev escape. JMany of the .Itousufc are built on the wall, anil their liak'ouies projected clear over aivd hovered above the g-imtens outside. It. vvn.s customary to lower baskets out «>f these balconies and pull up fruits ;nui (lowers from the gardens. To this day visitors at the monastery of -Mount •Sinai are lifted and let down iu baskets. Detectives prowled uround from house, to house looking for Paul, hut his friends hid him now in one place, now in another. Ho is no coward, as fifty incidents in his life •tleiiionstrutc. Hut he feels his work is not douc. yet, and so he evades assassination. "Is that . preaeht-r here'. 1 " the. foaming mob shout at one house <U»or. "Is that fanatic here'.'" the police shout at another house door. , . , . , . , f, ,. ,, . . . .. , toiielung his brow. Sometimes on the street iiuogiuto ho . . CT , . ., . i c i i i I aeeideuta ' -• l«isse.s through a crowd ot clenched ...... , lists, and sometimes he secteles himself 011 the house-top. -\t tin; infuriated populace yet ou sure track of him. They have positive evidence th;it he. is in tUc house of one of the j Clifistiuns, the balcony of whose home readies over the wall. "Here he is! Here, he is!" The vociferation and the sffaclious' influences of the day, And- say:' "Well,' ifciwiisAvprtJi at! we went' through to educate, that boy! ,|ft wfta a hard pull, hut we hold on tilt tho work was done. Tho world may not know it, but, mother,we held tho rope, didn't wo?" And the voice, tremulous with joyful emotion, responds: "Yea, father; we held the. rope. 1 feel my work is done. .Now, Lord, Idlest, thou thy servant depart in peace, for mine eyc.'H have seen thy salvation." "Pshaw!" says Iho father, "1 never felt so much like living in my life as now. 1 want, lo sec what that fellow is "blasphemy and liowlinj* of the pur- •suers iu - e at the trout door. They break iu. "Fetch out thut jj-ospoli/.er, ami let us hung 1 his head ou the city yute. Where is ho'. 1 " The emergeuey was terrible. Providentially there was ^v pood stout basket iu the, 1'aul's friends fust-en it rope to the basket. 1'iiul steps into it. The basket is lifted to the edye oi' the balcoriv , . . . *.u tho wall, uml then while llu-.l holds | ^j 1 . ^^""l*^"^ •on. to the rope with both hands his friends lower away, carefully and cautiously, slowly but surely, further <lo\vn and further down, until the basket strikes the earth anil the «i{>ostlc steps out aud .ifoot aud alone &>t.irt.s on that famous missionary tour, the story of which has astonished earth mid heaven. Appropriate entry iu Paul's diary of travels: ''Through a window in u basket was I let down \>y the wall." Observe, first, on what a slender lou- ure great results hang. The rope- makcr who twisted that cord fasteued to that lowering basket never kuew how much vviuilcl depend on the strength of it. How it it had been broken and the apostle's life had been •dashed, out? AVhat would have become of the Christian church? All thut maguiticent uiissionury work iu I'amphylia, Cappadoeia, Galatia, .Mace- •ilouia, would uever have been iiccuin- plisheil. All his writings that make up **> indispensable aud enchanting a part •of the. New Testament would never have, beeu written. The story of ves- urreotiou would never have been so jjtoriously told as he told it. That example of heroic aud triumphant en- Uttrauco at 1'hilippi, iu the Mediterranean euroclydon, under ilagellation :ui<l at his beheading would not have Ittudlcd the courage of ten thousand martyrdoms. .But tho rope holding that basket, how much depended ou it! So ftgaiu and again great results have hung on what seemed slender -circ.uaii>tauce.s. t)i<J ever a ship of many thousand tons crossing the sea have such important passenger as had once u boat of leaves, from taJfrail to stern only three or four feet, the vessel made waterproof by a coat of bitumen aud floating" on. the Nile with the infant lawgiver of the Jews on board? \Vhat if some crocodile should crunch it? What if some of the cattle wading m for a, drink should sink it? Vessels of •war soiaetiflips carry forty guns looking through the part-holts, ready to open | svas. liut that tiny craft on the to be armed with all the , of thunder that bombarded Sinai •ytt tfajJ law-giving. Ou. huvv fragile craft sailed how much of Imturical i the boy descends—John Wesldy. Il you would know hfiw much-depended oh that ladder of peasants dsk the miljfons of Methodists on both sides oi tho sea. Ask their mission stations nil found tho .world. Ask the hundreds of thousands already ascended to join their founder, who would have perished but for the living stair of peasants' shoulders. An Knprlish ship stopped n.fc I'Hoairn Island, and right in tho midst of surrounding cannibalism and squalor, the passengers discovered a Christian colony of churches and schools and beautiful homes and highest stylo of religion and civilization. For fifty years no missionary' and no Christian Inllu- cnco hud landed there. Why this oasis of light amid a desert of heathendom'. 1 Sixty years before, n ship had met disaster, aud one of the sailors, unable to save anything' else, went to his trunk and took out n Rlblo which his mother had placed there, and swam ashore, the iMblo held lu his teoth. The book was read on all sides until the rough and vicious population were evange- luocl, and a church was started, and an enlightened commonwealth established, and the world's history has no more brilliant page than that which tells of the transformation of a nation by one book. It did not- seem of much importance whether the sailor continued to hold tho book in his teeth or let it fall iu the breakers, but upon what small circumstance depended what mighty results! Practical inference: There are no insignificances in our lives. Tho minutest thing is part of u magnitude. .Infinity is made up of infinitesimals. Oreat things an aggregation of small thing* Ht'thlehpin manger pulling on a star iu the eastern sky. One book in a drenched sailor's month the cvatigeli/.ation of a- multitude. Cue boat of papyrus on the Nile freighted with events for all ages. The fate of Christendom iu a basket let down 'rom a window on the wall. What you do,do well. If yon make a rope make it strong aud true, for you know m>t how much may depend on your workmanship. If you fashion a boat let it be water-proof, for you know m>t who muy sail in it. If you put a "ISible in the trunk of your boy as he trees from home, let it be heaul in your prayers, for it'may have a mission as far-reaching as the book which the sailor carried in his teeth to the Pitcairn beach. The plainest man's life is an island between two eternities — eternity past rippling against his shoulder*, eternity to come The casual, the that which merely happened so, arc parts of a great plan,aud the rope that lets the fugitive apostle from the Damascus wall is the cable that holds to its mooring the ship of the church in the northeast storm of the centuries. Again, notice- uureeogui/ed and unrecorded services. Who spun that rope? Who tied it to the basket? Who steadied the illustrious preacher as he stepped into it? Who relaxed not a muscle of the arm or dismissed i ., , ,, ,.., ,. , .. uu anxious look from his face UIltil h^ Md ot the ship und hi sSt -d a ffK going on to do, he has begun so well." O, men and women hero assembled, you brag sometimes how you hare fought your way in the, world, lint I think there have been helpful influences that you have never fully acknowledged. Hits there not been some iu- lluoncc in your early or present home that the. world can uotscc? Docs there not reach to you from among the N"c\v Hngland hills or from western prairies, or from southern plantation, or from Knglish or Scottish or Irish home, a cord of influence that has kept you right when you would have gone iistray, and which, after yon hud made a crooked track, recalled you? 'ho ropo inity bo as long as thirty years or fiOO miles long or it,000 miles long, but hands that went out f mortal sight long ago still hold :he rope. You want a very swift lorse, and you need to rowel him with sharpest spurs, and to let the reins ie loose upon the neck, and to give a shout to a racer, if you are going to iilo out of reach of-your mother's >rayers. Why, a ship crossing the At- antic in seven days can't sail away from them! A sailor iinds them on the lookout as he takes his place, and finds them on the mast as he climbs the ratlines to disentangle a rope iu the tempest, and finds them swinging on the hammock when he turns iii.' Why not be frank aud acknowledge it—the most of us would long ago have been dashed to piect's..had not gracjou.-, and loving hands steadily and lovingly and mightily held the rope. ,.. l!ut, there must come a'"time when we shall find out who these Damascenes were who lowered Paul iu the basket, aud greet them and all those who have rendered to Hod aud the world un- recognised -and unrecorded services. That is going to be one of the glad excitements of licavcn-jtlie hunting' up aud picking out of those who did great good on earth and got no credit for it. Here the church has been going on nineteen centuries, and this is probably the tirst sermon ever recogni/iug the services of the people in thut- .Damascus balcony. Charles (i. l-'irmey said to a, dying Christian, "tJive niv iove to St. Paul when you meet him." AVlusn you and I meet him, as we will, 1 shall ask him to introduce me to those people who g'ot him out of the Damascene peril. Once for thirty-six hours we expected every moment to go to the bottom of the, ocean. The waves, struck through the skylights aud rushed down into mustihnve beoti; burled ;wlth all th* .eatlH&lrals • soirrtdlrlg-n; dirge nijd a,li ttfo towers of. it\l the ellifyt^'lolling lh« national grief. ,' Who art, tlipn, mighty one of heaven? "T lived by choice tho unmarried daughter in rt humble homo that 1 might lake caret "of: my parents in their old. age, nnd f endured without complaints all their qnemlonsness and mlnisterc-d to all their wants for twenty ycnrs." Let us pa.«H on round the circle of thrones. Who art, thou, mighty one of heaven? "1 WUH for thirty yenri », Chrmtinu invalid, and suffered all the 1,'he parsojuigc at Kpworth. Eugluud, 5s yu fire iu the night, and tho father tU^hed through the hallway for the rescue of bi» children. Seven children are out aud sufc ou the ground, but outs rcmaiwijiu the cousuijjiug building, Tha.t 040 wakes, uijd liuding his bed ytt firo and the building crumblitig. jj tg the vviudo\v, aud twopt-asants n laiider of tht-U- bodit-jj. « the the basket touched the ground and discharged its magnificent cargo? Not one of their names luis come to us, but there was no work done that day in Damascus or in all the earth compared of their work. hat if they had in their agitation tied a knot that could slip? What if i the souud of the mob at the door had | led them to say: "Paul must take i care of himself, and we will take care j of ourselves." .No, no! They held the I rope, and iu doing so iliYl moro for the I I Christian church than any thousand of | us will ever accomplish, lint Cod knows I and lias made eternal record of their ; xiudertaking. And they know, llovvex- j ultant they must have felt when they I read his letters to the (tomans, to tho ! Corinthians, to the Calatians, to the j Kphesians, to the Plulippians, to tlie j Colossians to die Tlicssuloniaus, to i Timothy, to Tit us, to Philemon, to the ! Hebrews, and when they heard how | he walked out of prison with the j earthquake unlocking tho door for ! him, and took command of the Alexau- j driau corn ship when the sailors were ! nearly scared to death, ami preached '; a sermon that nearly shook Felix off , his judgment seat. I hear the men ! and women who helped him down ! through the window and over the wall j talking in private over the matter aud | saying: "How glad I am that we ef- \ feeted that rescue! In coming times i others may get the glory of Paul's | work, but no one shall rob us of the i satisfaction of knowing that we held i the rope." There are aaid to be about <)'.),OUO i ministers of religion in this country. j About .V),000 I warrant came from j early homes which had to struggle for i the necessaries of life. The sous of I rich bankers and merchants generally j become, bankers aud merchants. The j most of whb become ministers j are the sons of those who had terrific | struggle to get their everyday bread. ! The collegiate and theological education of that son, took every luxury from the parental table for eight years. The other children were more scantily appareled. The • son at college every little while got a bundle from home, in it were the socks that mother had knit, sitting up lato at night, her sight not iis j^ood as once it And there ulso were some delicacies from the bister's hand for the voracious appetite of n hungry student. The years go by. aud the sou has beeu ordained ami i.s preaching the glorious gospel, aud n •••reat revival comes, aud souls by scores uml hundreds accept the gospel Ivuui the. lips of that young preacher, unii father uml mother, ((uitu old now, are visiting ing sou at the village parsonage, and at the close of a .'.Sabbath of mighty blessing, father aud mother retire to their room, the son lighting the, way and. asking them if ue can do auythiug to make tbuiu more couii'o*table, suyiug if they want anything iu the night ju&t to kaoek. pjj the walj. Aod then I the boiler;-, it was an awful time; but by the ble.sMtij;- of t!od and the fuith- .(ulness of tho in en iu charge we came out of the cyclone aud wo a wived'at home. Kadi one before leaving the ship thanked I'apt. Andreiv*. I do not think there ^vils a man or woman that went ort' that >hin without tluink- iiiK' t'apt. Andrew-s and when years aflyr, I heard of hi* death, 1 wa$ impelled to write a letter of cou- dol^uce tn his family in Liverpool. Kvcrybody recog'iiix.ed the yoodiiess, the eouniye, the kiudnos of Captain Andrews; but it occurs to me now l.hat we never thanked tlie eug-ineer. Ill- stood away down in the darkness amid the hisMiny furnaces doiuy hi.s whole duty. .Nobody thanked the en- g-iueer, but liod recoffuixed his heroism uuilhis eoutiunauce and his fidelity, and there will be just as hijyli reward for tlie cnirinecr who worked out of siyht, as the captain who stood on the bridge of the ship in the midst of the howling tempest. A Christian woman was >eeii going 1 along the edge of a wood every eventide, and the neighbors iu the country did not understand how a mother with so many cares-aud anxieties should waste so much time as 'o be idlv sauntering out, evening by evening-. It was found out afterward that she went there to pray for her household, and while there one evening she wrote that beautiful hymn, famous in all ages for cheering Christian hearts: Hove to steal awhilu away From every cumbering care. And spend the hours of setting Jay In bumble, grateful prayer. Shall there be no reward for such unpretending yet everlasting service'.' AVe go into lon<r sermon to prove that we will be able to reeogui/.e people in heaven, when there is one rea,- sou we fail to present, and that is better than all--l!od will introduce us. AVe shall have them all pointed out. You would not be guilty of the. impoliteness of having friends in your purlor not introduced, aud celestial politeness will demand that we be made acquainted with all the heavenly house-hold. \Vhat rehearsal of old times and rt-<-ital of stirring reminiscences. If others fail to ; give, introduction, God will take us j through, aud before our first twentv- four hours in heaven—if it were calculated by earthly timepieces—have passed, ^\e shall meet and talk with more heuvenly celebrities than in our entire mortal state we met with earthly celebrities. Many who made great noise of usefulness will sit on the last scat by the front door of the heavenly temple, while right up \vibhiu arm's reach of the heavenly throne will be many who, though tlusy could not preach themselves, or do great exploits fax liod, nevertheless held the ropy. Couje, let us» go right up aud accost on this circle ^f heavenly while, ocensionnlly writing n, note of sympathy for those worse off thiin 1, and wns geiiprtil eonlhhint of till those who luid trouble, and onc-e in a while 1 wns strong enough to make n garment for thut poor finnily in tho buck lane." I'ass on to - nnnther throne. Wlio.itrt thou, mighty one of heaven? "I wns the mother who raised a whole family of children for t!od and they tire out in tho world, Christian 'merchants, Christian mechanics, Christian wive.s, and I have had full reward of all my toil." Let us pass on in tho circle of thrones. "I had a Sabbath school class, and they were always ou my heart, and they all entered the kingdom of (Joel, and 1 am waiting for tlieir arrival." .Hut who art thou, the mighty one of heaven, on this other throne'. 1 "In time of bitter persecution 1 owned a house in Damascus, a house on the wall. A man who preached Christ was hounded from street to street, and I hid him from the iissassins.and when I found them breaking In my house ami 1 could no longer keep him safely 1 advised him to flee for his life, and :v basket was let down over the wnll with the maltreated man in it, and I was .one who helped hold the rope." And. I said: '"Is that all'.'" and he answered, "That is all." And while 1 was lost in atiuix.eiuont I heard, a strong voice that sounded as though it might once have been bourse from many exposures aud triumphant as though it might have belonged to one of the martyrs, and it said:. ".Not many mighty, not many noble are culled, but God hath chosen the weak things of the. world to confound the. things which are mrig-hty, and base things of the world and things which are despised hath liod chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things which are, thnt no flesh should glory in his presence." And I looked to see from whenee the voice came, and lo! it was the very one who had said: ( "Through a window in a basket was 1 let down by the wall." Henceforth think of nothing as in- signHicant A little thing may decide your all. A C'tinarder put out from Knghuul for Now York. It was we'll equipped, but in putting up a stove in the pilot box a tiail was driven too near the comoiiss. You know how that nail would att'ect .the compass. The ship's officer, deceived by that distracted compass, put the ship ,'.'1)0 miles out of her right course, and suddenly the man on the lookout cried, "I.und, ho!" and the ship was halted within a few yards of her demolition on Mautucket shoals. A six-penny nail came near wrecking a Cunarder. -Small ropes hold mighty destinies. A minister seated in itostou ivt his table, lacking a word puts his hand behind his head aud tilts buck his chair to think, and the ceiling falls and crushes the table and would have crushed him. A minister in Jamaica at night by thelight of an insect called the caudle-tly is kept from stepping over a precipice a hundred feet. F. \V. .Robertson, the celebrated English clergyman, .said that he entered the ministry from a train of circumstances started by the barking of a dog. Had the wind blown one way ou a certain day, the Spanish Inquisition would have been established in England: but it blew the other way, and that dropped the accursed institution with ',,"1,000 tons of shipping to the bottom of the sea, or flung' the splintered logs on the rocks. Nothing unimportant in your life or mine. Three ciphers placed ou the right side of tlie figure one make a thousand, and six ciphers on the right side of the figure one, a million, and our nothing-ness placed on the right side may be augmentation illimitable. All the ages of time aud eternity affected by the basket let down from a Damascus balcony! A. (r««v jtf«ttirt(t of »n«e* ltef«tfe«h Ship*. A new method of signaling tliroiiffl wnftpr Is tho invention of Cnpt. Nealc and fs Intended for the exchange of messages ami tho enri'ylng on of con vorsaUon between ships on tho so.-t of ou rivers, whether moving or stationary, or botweon ships and lighthouse? (Hid harbors, forts or plnrs ou. the shore. Communication Is effected without nuy conned ion whatever between the two objects exeont tho body of water iu which the ships float or the lighthouse frauds. The system utilizes a well known law of acoustics. It' a musical note In a. given key be sounded, tin object .onpnWe of emitting sound in tho sniiio key will, under certain contll- tioi'.s, sympathetically respond with a sound sluillnr to thut which Induced it. It being, of course, a primary condition thnt the two objects shall be uormtilly tuned in unison. Cnpt. jN'oale'y invention is bused on this princ.lnle, utilizing !.lu> high conductivity of water for the IrnnsmlssUiu of sound, he has cmLsiritt'ted u sljiiuiling iippamtiia consisting of a transiuttllugMind receiving lusiniineiit, which nre operated without: being lu any way connected with each oilier, except through tho medium of water, .lu the re-cent, test tho apparatus w.-is mounted ou two punls, moored nboiil. two-thirds of a mile aparl, aud i-iirrlcd a transmitter and a receiver respectively. The transmitter consists of n bell about sixteen Inches In dlnineter, attached to tho lower out! of n framing, which Is fixed to tho side of I he punt, at. the upper end of which is a crank handle. This handle, worked from the punt, actuates a double beat, hummer, which strikes and sounds a bell sutHuorgcd about six feet. Tho Morse code is employed. The receiving apparatus ennsist.s of a pair of metallic, drums about ten Inches iu diameter,.open at. one end and fixed, moutli to mouth, upon a piece of board plaml between them. 'These drums, suspended in the water, are connected up with 11 small battery, and through il. with a tape-recording Instrument. Messages were correctly transmitted and rex-orilod. The' speed of operating was somewhat, slow, as the signaling had to he carried on bv hand instead of by electricity, which will shortly be utilix.wl. Tim trial, however, was most successfu , and it is said lo have demonstrated the practical character of the invention and the correctness of the principles upon which it is based. of APPLIED SCIENCE. Satisfactory gas pipes are now made of manilla paper coated with asphalt. Danish lighthouses are supplied with oil to pump on the waves in case of a storm. The comptometer, a new calculating machine, is operated by keys like the newest typewriter. it is estimated that one of tiie largest stones in the pyramids weighs fully eighty-eight tons. A proposition for a great shipway through France, between the English channel aud the Mediterranean, meets with much approval abroad. Historic old Castle Garden has been converted into a magnificently appointed aquarium. The work on the building has been completed, and but little remains to be done in tho interior. A building- permit has boon granted iu Mew York for a business edifice four feet nine inches by fifteen feet eiyht inches. It is to be used as an Italian fruit store, and the plans were drawu up by a, reg-ulur architect. • Heady sensitized postal cards ara now being placed upon the Uerniau market, so that the photographic tourist can very easily dispatch prints of tho pictures he is ii)akii«r in Uis travols to liis friends and relatives a,t home. A l''ronch engineer has built an electric locomotiva which carries a, 500-hors'e. power stationary steam engine. This runs u dynamo, vvhica (Ion. Prof. (..'. I). AYaruer has been c'lolug gcc-d service iu instituting a series of experiments for the purpose of determining how far ehclricity can help th." jtarduer and the farmer in the promotion of the growth of plants. For purpose of comparison, two plots of ground prepared, side by side, each 0 feel by 'M I'cot, one to be used with and the other withcut electricity. A round the electric bed was con.sti'u-.-t- i-d a framework of 'J by 5-iuch timbers, oil which were fnstiued porcelain insulators, 5 iiulies apart; a continuous uon insulated copper win: was strung ou these Insulators, ;.nd the whole structure' was then buried so that the wire was ^ inches below the surface of the ground. Current was turned on nightly, from a neighboring dynamo, 'for about J'our hours, from .hi' e 10 to Oc- tr.ber 1, iri.lii.sive. The ground, after having Loen properly prepare:!, was planted on Juno 8 with seeds of lou varieties of vegetables, sown iu ill-ills mid-way between the wires. No forlll- ixer whatever was used, and the two plots were subjected to exactly the -sitne treatment, except in the application of elecu-icity. Prof. AVarner draws the following eonclitsior.s: That uhen subjected to electrical influences some varieties of ; -eds K.-fiuinaso more UuU'kly and certain plants blossom s.ioner: that some lands of vegetables have a tendency to enlarge ilu-ir roots, N r.ilc others grow a hit-fee amount of t'.t| s; that plants stnudiug near the electrodes develop a larger growth of reels and foliage; that tomatoes ilpeii sooner: than the vegetables experimented whh were not at all Injured bv a heavy current—say of thirty-nine umpires, with a voltage of nfiy-ih.rc.c-- bill: rather were stimulated by the increase lu the strength of the" current. The practical deduction, from these experiments is that electricity makes plauts grow better, but whou batteries and dynamos have to bo used it is too costly for the farmer. If, however, he will use tall poles, crowned Avith teeth, for collecting the electilclty of tho atmosphere, or have a system of xine aud copper plates burled btneath the plauts he will in all probability be well repaid in an increased growth of cereals aud some varieties of vegetables. Only a Scar Remains Scrofula cured-Blood Purified by Hood's fearsaparllla. "C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.: " It Is w^th pleasure that I send a testimonial concerning what Hood's Sarsaparilla has donw for my daughter. It Is n, wonderful medJcln» *nd I cannot'recommend it too highly. Barftb, who Is fourteen years old, has beeu Afflicted With Scrofula erer since she was one year old. for fire yeaf* the has had ft running sore on onfl sldeofhor face. We tried every remedy leeommenfled, bttl nothing did her any good until wn oommence* using Hood's Sarsauarllltt. My married daughter »dvlsedmeto uso Hood's Sarsapatllla oceans* Hood's^Cures It hiul cured her of dyspepsia. She had been troubled with that complaint since childhood, nnd slnee her cure she has never been without* bottle of Hood's Sarsaparllla In the house. W» commenced giving It to Sarah about one yea* ago, and U has conquered the running sore, Only a Scar Remaining as a trace ot the dreadful disease. Previous to taking the medicine her eyesight was affected tint now she oau ace perfectly. In connection with Hood's Htu'saparula we hare used Hood's Vegetable Tills, and find them the best." MM. ItxiuA. Oiurxix, Xcnla, Illinois. t Hood's Pills euro nausea, Sick headache.. Indigestion, btltousnes*. Sold by all druggisU. Blcotrlclty lu tl»e -Modern House. Electricity is becoming an absofblu factor hi the luxury of niodoni life. The description of the part it is to jpluy 'iu a Now York ivsidontinl buildhi sounds like a fairy tale. The elevators will bo run :md lighted by electricity. They will resemble huge gilt binl-cjiges iu appearance. Tho shut't for them will bo of plate glass, set in bro/e columns and protected by elahonite brouze grilles. The elevator doors will opou and shut automatically by menus of an electric device, and there will be no ropes or appliance.-* visible except the cables which, pull the cars. The pressing of. 41 button will start or stop them, light the electric lamps or extinguish them. There will be no direct artificial light iu the halls or salons. The source of light will be invisible. The illumination, will be de-pendent on artfully e<m- ceul-ud electric lamps, whose light will be simply reilocted, or blwuiwl with single or combined tints, according to the situation and the hangings of tin; Apartment. Thus, to a room 'furnished iu white, a predominant, tone of any given color can be imiKirunl by th« changing of the laujii shades, and the tints of colored rooms can be modified in tiio sonui way when desired. Attached to the building there will bo a, department. The cooking and most of tue \yurk of tnt> department wili be done Unlike the Dutch Process No Alkalies —on- Other Chemicals are used in the preparation of W. BAKEK Si CO.'S MfastCocoa which i» absolutely pure and soluble, 11 liaa more t lian t lirec times tltcstrenijth of Cocoa mixed with Starch, Arrowroot or _ SUfjar, nnd i3 far more economical, costing less than one cent n cnp. If. is delicious, nourishing, and EA3ILT DIGESTED. Solit by Grocers crerjrTrher*. W. BAKER & CO.. Dorchester. a o. FOR SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNMENT FOR CHOICE DEEDED » tho t'Htno'is Missouri Hlver Va'.ler or for ,City IVopprty, In rhumbi'i-liiln. S. P., the future Rail- load (.VntiT of the Northwest. Slaps, Plats, etc.. address Tho Interstate Land Co..Chamberlain, :S. I>. >VK II ETA If, AT AVHO I.K.SAL E I* KICKS'. From 1A to 40 per rent HIITCC! in buying your (Jro- rorlpy anil J)ry (ioo<]s from UM. All soo'da nrw.inin- tec<l flrst-cliisn. Sonil for catalogue. STAR M'O'SK CO. .10 Klftli Ave., ChlciiRo. Wa wiint a wood man In each county to take Older*. LANDS WALL PAPER W aamplns. lirloes. MAi St., lies M.OIIIPS. MttCKS I,OW- THAN JSVKIt OFl!'J5K- Send tk; for 90 Pupcr huiizi'rs will do well to (?«t onr VICAK, 51O ami 5l'J Locust 8 Automatic Clothes IHCYF.Jt CO., Mnsca- line, la. A«k your dealer. Aleuts wanted. Clrculan :. Sell 0:1 SlBht. th n . fir«t vflAr in wliicli the AermotorCo. iliil galvanizing ill eipumit. 4 $.10,1)1)0 in tjiis work, im<t di>l not furnisn EaJvan* uml gu i\t fur Urn eatiro yeov eithnr. .Vo c\tra charge wan mitt t ,r the «ouiU into \vhich tins enormous stun was pat. Ar« i»u curious to know why this lavish espeniiiture wa» iU'hV Are ><m curious to fenmv hnw thfi Aorntotor Co. cama to mal(rt Uoil-roclt, hard-tiiuea prit'i'ii Ions before hard times set in I. Thu exjilaintion is thin: Tha Aormotor I'n. forebnw thut some* thin* bntter than painting v/us retjnircd and foresaw that hard tiinot \vnro uniiiini;. •niK iKunoroK ro. FOKESFES. IT LOOKS AIIKAU, IT IT KSOUS WIUV IS CO* I Mi, IT KNOWS SHOfLU HE iU9I.N(9, IT kNU>TS IS AWVA.MT. IVHlT llt INK ot this it has an enormous .factory, and turns out. an enormous quantity oC flu<»U, nml <7<>»tX ynt<i.*. The otb*» fellinv i* .1 uneiMo-be, han licon. nr minlit have heun, 1i*d 1»» ttnotvn, hut Ii4 iliiln't know. It isj all in Hut p^t. Ilia ba» i'lfluti is in the Kmin by. Uurs 1; in lli« pretient, Ilia futur*. His coutolrttitui it fniuitl in tlm darkey's statement. "It's b«t- t«r tn bo a liib-bfcii than a tntbbnr was." Aftftr \v> hnve <lon« an-l urrt tioiny a thuij? ami it is known to ba the only tbiny in <Ui, cartuiu Uttlu i'ip;inf \uices aru hp*Kl saymii, "We can doit if you will jay " 3 «tiouxh money to do it." Wa nmJa tlia Stenl WiiMluull buaiiicss, tnaile thn model to which tint hent of our iniiUtcrs can nnlv liojitt to rciuotwly»p- pfjacli ami m their etidaavur to apprnuch it ira atill weekly *x- {jeritnoiuiiitf ut tlie espnnse of tlm titter But to return to our amtrttioits tuitjitv tor jfaJvuriieine. Why itiil n-« da it't Tbt* reosou is Iii-.. VIK III ll.U T11K BF8T WE KKUW, KKCARIK LEH3 OK t'U^T, and we believe we know heller than l Wa know that thin Mttal, «tpo»it lit Ike Mr. wilt •• nnlow v«h*nlK*il* but it properly gatvaiiued, will laitscorwot yean. Barhed wii* galvanized will last 'JO years, and b*yrtr.- tically sis gouil as new. How lung dms it last paints! I Butt the burhed vvir« 11 an eighth c<f un iitrlt thick, while &ont« af tho fjteol uje.t iu tlm vanes t>t wind/mils is £voui a thirty* tecond to a iixty-fourth of an inch tliirk, »ud thercfnre woufti lust only from % fuurlli to au eighth as long as tha hnvbed wirv. othnc tiling* b*inu eniial, hut they are not equal; til ft th««a meul has haUs jiunchcd through it by oleotrlrity. ami jratjsthe corrent"'Vppaed toVtw '' tll ° same a « enc y vvi11 ***$ .the house •leoteic moton uwuatedI o* 4nyiJ9f j Vf ' m * wlttteB >ml cwl to siufla1 ^ _ - _. *ad i* riveted to thick IF ftiitt more rig;<l i>iece«. fc ^.. "Tlm vihratijn ct th-j thin.pirfi at ones mcka tlie frima -itnj cho'Th-its, »..:l water atonca gots in »u(( rt» a t quickly ut* away tlie thin pirts. Some have used gslvanized metal and pub In blnck riv«ti, Thi* of course JM nut »o |[oo4 as paintintf 3tnc» £119 cut edge ^t thn galvanized m«ul i« cxpownl «n.i in in no watt protocol. WK HllLD FOR TIIK V AGES. \T« woiidtn'lull P.'l^M^ B-l'ulrU wheel, o.-rom J j0^ aodt of aieUl >»!?•»> Hf (Alible price for It. Wi W« kuoir, A a il kuoff Iblngt are pratt- worlbloitf we h»vn no thins When tha *«c of ,in motor alt rivettil ttj>,ct>nt- pleitui (intt flvaitiifil * oft'it-itumi /«)_ it in then iinnierstiit welted zinc ami u/i'wtJJi. and Iffy tlwv t»Hil it . «j hot ct$ tint metal in miti until crack; crtniiiii, erenU'e, pore and oj wry sort w jilled, i-lostd up am mttul unj tlie ti-Jiufa S3 pice™ o and waMmd t^icth«r tt aunK~piftv,''iItc tt }fo'ut ny Mttit w straw/, einfurmif atttt rrJiuhle, jtitt e small Joery cannot iijfttrd ta do it, alumimti.i wdtol fnm witHH,u,->* eiu lto a it, W* km & turn *u ,->* eml to attadur >rnas send tor p«. *»z£. ui,s7 cu™ uiidii'"^; "aif rr c 1f"' M S» °Ml tt Ohicjso i

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