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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 10, 1899
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&m ALGO^TA IOWA, "R EMI NISC fit* C E 8.*' SUBJECT FOR LAST SUNDAY- turn the Test: ""Wtofl* I W»» Mtittflg, U»« tire «oro»d"—rsmltn 39: 3. Benefit of »n Ocowlonal Look Backward father and Mother. Here is David, the csalmist, with the forefinger of bis right hand against his temple, the door shut against the trorld, engaged in contemplation. And it would be well for us to take the same pasture often, closing the door against the world, while we sit down tn sweet solitude to contemplate. In a small island off the coast ol Nora Scotia 1 once passed a Sabbath In delightful solitude, for I had resolved that I would hare one day of entire quiet before I entered upon autumnal work. I thought to hare spent the day in laying out plans for Christian work; but instead of that 3t became a day of tender reminiscence. I reriewed my pastorate; I shook hands with an old departed friend, whom I shall greet again when the curtains of life are lifted. The days of my boyhood came back, and I was ten years of age. and 1 was eight, and I was flve. There was but one house on the island, and ret from Sabbath daybreak, when the bird-chant woke me, until the evening melted into the Bay of Fundy, from shore to shore there •were ten thousand memories, and the groves were ahum with voices that had long ago ceased. Youth is apt too much to spend all its time in looking forward. Old age Is apt too much to spend all its time in looking backward. People in mid life and on the apex look both ways. It would be well for us, I think, however, to spend more time in reminiscence. By the constitution of our nature we spend most of the time in looking forward. And the vast majority of this audience live not so much in the present as in the future. 1 find that you mean to make a reputation, you mean to establish yourself, and the advantages that you expect to achieve absorb a great deal of your time. But I see no harm in this, if it does not make you discontented with the present, or disqualify you for existing duties. Perhaps you were brought up in the country. You stand now today in memory under the old tree. You clubbed its fruit that was not quite ripe, because you couldn't wait any longer. You hear the brook rumbling along over the pebbles. You step again into the furrow where your father in his shirt sleeves shouted to the lazy ozen. You frighten the swallows from the rafters of the barn, and take just one egg, and silence your conscience by saying they won't miss it. You take a drink again out of the very bucket that the old well fetched up. You go for the cows at night, and find them wagging their heads through the bars. Ofttimes in the dusty and busy streets you wish you were home again on that cool grass, or in the wheat-carpeted hall o£ the farmhouse, through which there was the breath of new-mown hay or the blossom of buckwheat. You may have in your windows nov, beautiful plants and flowers brought from across the seas, but not one of them stirs in your soul so much charm and memory as the old ivy and the yellow sunflower that stood sentinel along the garden walk, and the for- get-me-nots playing hide and seek 'mid the long grass. The father who used to come in sunburnt from the fields, and sit down on the door sill and wipe the sweat from his brow may have gene to his everlasting rest. The mother, who used to sk at the door a little bent over, cap and spectacles on, her face mellowing with the vicissitudes of many years, may have put down her gray head on the pillow in the valley; but forget that home you never will. Have you thanked God for it? Have you rehearsed all these blessed reminiscences? Oh, thank God for a Christian father; thank God for a Christian mother; thank God for an early Christian altar at which you •were taught to kneel; thank God for an early Christian home. * * * I find another point in your life history. You found one day you were in the wrong road; you couldn't sleep at night; there was just one word that seemed to sob through your banking- bouse, or through your office, or shop, 'or your bedroom, and that word was "Eternity." You said, "I'm not ready for it. O God, have mercy!" The Lord beard. Peace came to your heart. In the breath of the rill and the waterfall's dash you heard the voice of God's love; the clouds and the trees hailed you with gladness; you came into the house of God. You remember how your hand trembled as you took up the eiip of the coi-munion. You remember the old minister who consecrated it, and you remember the church officials who carried it through the aisle; you remember the old. people who at the close of the service took your hand in theirs in congratulating sympathy, as much as to say, "Welcome home, you Jost prodigal!" And though those bands be all withered away, that com- munioa Sabbath is resurrected today; 'it is resurrected with all its prayers, and songs, and tears, and sermons, and transfiguration. Have you kept those vows? Have you been a backslider? Got} help you! This day kneel at the foot of mercy and start again for heaven. Start today as you started then. I rouse your soul by that reminiscence. But I njust not spend any more of my time In going over the advantages of your \Ue. I just put tb^m all In one gre^t Bfteat and I top thej» up in your memory with one loud harvest song, such ae (be reapers sing. Praise tUe Lord, ye Wood-bought Immortals on earth! Praise the Lord, re crowned spirits of heaven! But some of yon har« not always had a smooth life. Some of you are now In the shadow. Others bad their troubles years ago. Ton are a mere wreck of what yoa once were. I mast gather op the sorrows of your past life; but how shall I do It? You say that is Impossible, as yon have had so many troubles and adversities. Then I will take two, the first trouble and the last trouble. As when you are walking in the street, and there has been music in the distance, you unconsciously find yourselves keeping step to the music, so when you started life your very life was a musical time- beat. The air was full of joy and hilarity; -with the bright, clear oar you made the boat skip; you went on, and life grew brighter, until, after a while, suddenly a voice from heaven said, "Halt!" and quick as the sunshine you halted: you grew pale, you confronted your first sorrow. You bad no idea that the flush on your child's cheek was an unhealthy flush. You said it can't be anything serious. Death in slippered feet walked round about the cradle. You did not bear the tread; but after a while the truth flashed on you. You walked the floor. Oh, if you could, with your strong, stout hand, have wrenched that child from the destroyer. You went to your room, and you said, "God, save my child! God, save my child!" The world seemed going out in darkness. You said: "I can't bear it! I can't bear it!" You felt as if you could not put the long lashes over the bright eyes, never to see them again sparkle. Oh, if you could have taken that little one in your arms, and with it leaped the grave, how gladly you would have done it! Oh, if you could let your property go, your houses go, your land and your storehouse go, how gladly you would have allowed them to depart if you could only have kept that one treasure! But one day there arose from the heavens a chill blast that swept over the bedroom, and instantly all the light went out, and there was darkness—thick, murky,imp€Eetrable,shud- dering darkness. But God didn't leave you there. Mercy spoke. As you took up the cup, the adder tongue, horroring, flashing, rushed over the brim, and you were about to put that cup to your lips. God said, "Let it pass," and forthwith, as by the hand of angels, another cup was put into your hands. It was the cup of God's consolation. And as you have sometimes lifted the head of a wounded soldier, and poured wine into his lips, so God puts his left arm under you- head, and with his right hand he pours into your lips the wine of his comfort and his consolation, and you looked at the empty cradle and looked at your broken heart, and you looked at the Lord's chastisement, and you said, "Even so, Father, for so it seemeth good in thy sight." Ah, it is your first trouble. How did you get over it? God comforted you. You have been a better man ever since. In the jar of the closing gate of the sepulchre yon heard the clanging of the opening gate of heaven and you felt an irresistible drawing heavenward. You have been purer and stouter of mind ever since that night when the little one for the last time put its arms around your neck and said, "Good-night, papa; good-night, mamma. Meet me in heaven." * » * People look down ar.d they see it was only a few feet deep and a few feet wide, but to you it was a cavern down which went all your hopes and all your expectations. But cheer up in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Comforter. He is not going to forsake you. Did the Lord take that child out of your arms? Why, be is going to shelter it better than you could. He is going to array it in a white robe, and palm branch, and rays of light, and have it all ready to greet you at your coming home. Blessed the broken heart that Jesus heals. Blessed the importunate cry that Jesus compassionates. Blessed the weeping eye from which the sott hand of Jesus wipes away the tear. Some months ago I v/as sailing down the St. John river, which is the Rhine and the Hudson commingled in one scene of beauty and grandeur, and while I was on the deck of the steamer a gentleman pointed out to me the places of interest, and he said: "All this is interval land, and U is the richest land in all the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia." "What," said I, "do you mean by interval land?" "Well," said he, "this land is submerged for a part of the year; spring freshets come down, and all these plains are overflowed with the water, and the waters leave a rich deposit, and when the waters are gone the harvest springs up, and there is the grandest harvest that ever was reaped." And I instantly thought: "It is not the heights of the church and it is not the heights of this world that is the scene of the greatest prosperity, but the soul over which the floods of sorrow have gone, the soul over which the freshets of tribulation have torn their way, that yields the greatest fruits of righteousness, and the largest harvest for time, and the richest harvest for eternity." Bless God that your soul is interval land. But these reminiscences reach only to this morning. There is one more point of tremendous,reminiscence, and that is the last hour of life, when we have to look over all our past existence. What a moment that will be! I place Napoleon's dying reminiscence on St. Helena beside Mrs. Judsoa'a dying reminiscence in the harbor ot St. Helena, the same island, twenty years; after, Napoleon's dying re«iol«*nee was one of delirium—"Tete d'armee"— "Head of the army," Mrfc Jud*oa'« dying reminiscence, as she came now* from her missionary toll and her Jjf* ot eelf-sacrlfice for God. dying in the cabin of the ship In the harbor of St. Helena, -was. "I always did lore the Lord Jesus Christ" And then, the historian says, she fell into a sound sleep and woke amid the songs of angels, I place the dying reminiscence o Augustus Caesar against the dying reminiscence of the apostle Paul. The dying reminiscence of Augustus Caesar was. addressing his attendants "Hare I played tny part well on the stage of life?" And they answered in the affirmative, and he said. "Why then, don't you applaud me?" The dytng reminiscence of Paul the apostle was, "I hare fought the good fight; I bare kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me in that day and not to me only, but to all them that love his appearing." Augustu Caesar died amid pomp and great sur ronndings. Paul uttered his dying rem iniscence looking up through the wall of a dungeon. God grant that our dying pillow may be the closing of a useful life, and the opening of a glo rious eternity! IMPOSING ENTRANCE. Unlit by tierrnintc Drj- Good* Company Rt Canal and Main. The Germanic Dry Goods company at Main and Canal streets, has just completed a decided improvement in the construction and arrangement of its stores. This is quite in line with the management of that progressive establishment, and also adds to the improvements in that neighborhood The company has put in a whole new front at considerable expense, which adds greatly to the beauty of the stores. Instead of having several entrances to the place, as in the past, there will now be one general entrance 25 feet wide, which will be much more convenient to the hundreds of purchasers who throng the store daily. This entrance has a tiled vestibule and presents an imposing entrance. On each side there are four immense show windows, each 25-feet long, and two small show windows. To make a display in these windows will alone take a much larger supply of material than most stores usvnlly have in stock. The window dressers will be at work today, and it is their intention to make one of the prettiest displays ever seen in the city. By the arrangement and the addition of the show windows considerable more sunlight is admitted to the store, at the same time giving more room to the ever-enlarging departments. All of the windows and the vestibule are to be illuminated by eletricity. CANNOT COUNT THREE. I'rlmltlro I'eople of the Murray Islands An expedition recently sent out from England to the Murray islands has brought some interesting information about the islanders. These primitive people, it appears, cannot count high| er than two. "Netat" is their word for one, and "nets" for two. When they want to say three they say "one- two" (metal-nests) and when they want to say four "two-two- (nets- nets). Higher figuring than these they express by means of their bodies. Thus they began to count from the little finger on the left hand, and, proceeding thence to the other fingers, they successfully reach the wrist, the arm, the right wrist c.nd finally the fingers on the right hand. In this way they can count as high as thirty-one. When they want to express a higher number than this they can only use the word "gaire" which signifies many. This ancient mthod of counting, however, is fast disappearing, thanks to the strenuous efforts which the English are making to teach tho islanders the ordinary rules of arithmetic. Ethnologists, therefore, are especially glad that information about this ancient method of counting has come to them just as it was on the point of disappearing forever. Few Die In Tnsninnlu. If the statement of Harry Benjaiied, a health officer in Tasmania, is exact, that country must be conducive to long life, and its cities healthy to live in. He says that the population of Hobart and its suburbs is 40,000, and that in 1898 the total number of deaths was 561, or about 14 in every 1,000. He says, further, that of the 501 persons who died, 385 were more than 65 years old, representing 9% per 1,000 of the deaths and leaving only 4>/ 2 per 1,000 for deaths of children and all others under 05 years old. He believes he is justified in challenging any other city in the world to produce equally favorable figures, particularly- tho small figures for deaths under G5 years of age. Tasmania has been under British control for about one century, and a large proportion of ita population is native-born o! British parentage. BASE BALL GOSSIP CURRENT NEWS AND NOTES OF THE GAME. Hope*. "Mr. Schripps," naiil the? Ixmi] of the firm, "the firm la v<;ry much plf.-aBcrl with the work you havf; bet-n doing." "Thank you, air," hfc rfcplit-d, ami tlio vision of a. ratee grow more rflallnct, "Yes," continufcd the head of the firm, "we are very uiuch flwtkil with your work, and- wfell, v/e thought you would be #ia/l to know that you are giving North Ainfcrlcau, Base Ball Secnat to Be the Coming Game In Cuba—President Soden State* Hli Position with Beeard to Penonal and General Xote*. f(,ree»it, "I don't tMittf," KrwW V/eyler, "ibat my ability as a It rttMjKHlztd u» it "What'* tb# matter, , didn't I ptftdtet tifcl CnJ>j» w*utM&\\y be Base Ball In Cuba. On Sunday, before 4,680 people (actual paid admission) the Habanisba and Cuba nines played a game of bal at Havana, one of the series for the championship of the island, and from the enthusiasm evoked should judge the Cubans are as good judges of the fine points of our national game as ourselves. Games are held each Sunday afternoon and are largely attended especially since cock and bull fighting was abolished by proclamation of Maj.-Gen. J. R. Brooke, military governor of Cuba. Cock fighting is stili much in evidence notwithstanding The baseball park is quite centrally located and is well adopted for the sport, the diamond and autfield being sodded. Balls, strikes and outs are called in English. The double umpire system is used. Judging from the attendance and enthusiasm, exhibition games could be played to good profit In the city, during midday, it is verj warm from 8 a. m. to 4-p, m. Outside of the crowded part of the city breeze is continually blowing. Below is a summary of the game by innings Habanisba 160025 10 0 0—24 Cuba 1 10350 22 1—15 Batteries—Habanisba, Romera ami Quinnters; Cuba, Roclringnes and Royer. Earned runs—Habansiba, 2 Base hits—Habanisba, 13; Cuba, 10 Errors—Habanisba, 13; Cuba, 14. Umpires—Utrera and Lerjans. —W. W. Laidlaw. President Soden and IjimUvlllc. In an interview over the troubles cf the Louisville Base Ball Club, President Soden of the Boston Club, said: "Whether the Boston Club plays Sunday ball or not is entirely foreign to the question in controversy. Brush, Robinson and Hart know the schedule was adopted under a misapprehension. I am at a loss to understand why Louisville was treated so contemptibly. It is alleged that it was on account of the friendship for Freedman. I do not understand how that figured at all. If Louisville was to be taken to task at all it was on account of its support in Boston. I am free to say that if it had not been for me the St. Louis Club would have been expelled at the March meeting. I fought the matter in the meeting of the Board of Directors, when Brush tried to railroad through that, body the recommendation that the St. Louis Club be expelled. The talk about the schedule being fairly adopted is the merest buncombe. The Louisville Club in all right, fairness and justice was entitled to the dates apportioned at the first meeting. No one had any right to alter these dates without consulting the Louisville Club The dates were changed by people who had no right to do so." St. Louis' New Cntolier. Osee Schrecongost, one of the catchers of the new St. Louis club, was born at New Bethlehem, Pa., on July 25, 1875. He made his professional debut with the Williamsport club of the Pennsylvania State league in 1895. He was a member of the Augusta club ot the Maine State league the following season and in 1897 joined the Fall River club of the New England league. He accepted an offer from the Cedar Rapids Western Association club for 189S and remained with that team until it disbanded when he found a berth for the rest of the season with the Youngstown club of the Interstate league. He was drafted by the Cleveland club last fall and caught many of the closing games for Tebeau's team. He is not onjy a good catcher, but a reliable batter and if he develops as well as Manager Tebeaii expects him to will become the star catcher of the O8KB SCH UIOCONGOST. National league. He in ambitious anil capable and has been greatly improved by his National league experience. Mfifiejr Tulkn Till* Mcnuon. It has heretofore been the euatom after the Bprlng r/iftctingx of /nloratato aanagera to give out tho Btatemeiit for publication that all the guarantee money wa« in the hands of the preai- de/it. As a, matter of (net, there has not been a season wince the league WUH organized that the ataternent waa true. Part of the money watt made up and the remainder promised. The board of director* took notes for the amount in preference to jeopardizing th« interests of the league by am bar- rawing the clubs. This year it l$ different, and the fact furalahea oon- evidewce of the strength of the Kacln club has actually witfi Pmideut 0, B, I'ower *a « «friaran(e« that It will the playing season, One"inagnate went to the meeting with a secured note for tie sum, which was rejected by the board and he was allowed two days to produce the cash. President Power conveys the information of his receipt of a check for the amount. A St»r Minor tjt»-fOtrr. Frederick L. Lake, the well known minor league catcher, was born Oct. 16, 1S65, at Boston. Mass. He first became prominent with amateur teams at Salem, Hingham, Lowell and other nearby cities to his native home. He began playing ball professionally with the Monckton team, of the Canadian League in 1889. and remained with that club during the season of 1890. In 1S91 he was engaged by the Boston Club, and although carried through the season he did not participate in enough games with its team to get his name in the official averages of the major league. .4*. the end of that season he was released to the Milwaukee cluD, of the Western League, with which team he began the season of 1S92, but was later traded to the Kansas City club, of the same league, and remained with the latter until the league disbanded, about the middle of the season. He participated in fifteen cham- ionship games with the Milwaukees and fourteen with the Kansas Citys. His work was so creditable that he was FREDERICK L. LAKE. retained only with the assistance oi the Chicago club of the major league, which protected him from the drafting system. After participating in forty- seven championship games during the campaign o£ 1897 he left the Kansas Citys without warning, but shortly afterwards, or, to be more explicit, -n, July, his release was purchased by tha Boston club, of the major league, and, he was held by the latter until September, when he and a moneyed consideration were given the Syracuse club, of the Eastern league, In exchange for Pitcher Willis. Lake made a great kick, and declared he would retire from the diamond before he would sign with Syracuse. All during the following winter weekly bulletins were issued from Lake's fortifications, in all of which he showed no signs of weakening-. After a brilliant campaign, in which he held out during the entire winter, he was forced to surrender in the spring and accept the terms offered by Syracuse. He participated in thirty-six championship contests during the season of 1896. Butler's Sad Plight. The Baltimore players have run across Frank Butler who played left field for the Columbus team of the Western league. On Fourth of July last, Butler was experimenting with a dynamite cracker in the hotel after the game and it exploded prematurely, tearing his left band badly. Though a right-handed thrower, he bats left- handed, and the member is so badly Injured that his ball-playing days may be over. An operation was performed to remove two bones near the base of the thumb, with the result that he is unable to grip a bat without mechanical aid. He is experimenting with appliances to mitts and has just hit upon a scheme by which the bat is made to rest in a leather crotch. He hopes this will prove effective and will try it with the orioles while here. Butler was known as a fairly good fielder and batter, but an especially fine base-runner. Mulfnrd on Louisville Case. Here is s. point in the Louisville case made by Ren Mulford: "Sunday ;ames have no legal standing in Kentucky, and just how the Louisville club can invoke the law's aid to recover its lost dates is a problem hard o solve. When Barney Dreyfuss deserted Louisville's old friends at the 'lng conference he played into the lands of the faction that would like to divorce east and west. That faction ailed to (It'llt for Louisville's interests whoa the schedule was up for consideration. Now tho colonels are caught jotwcen tho fires of warring divisions who havo thrown diplomacy to tho wlndB uncl arc laboring to get back to an eight-club busls." tli« Ulnoinor (Jlrlu. Senator Huiniu wua among tho en- KuulaBlH who BUW Hie Loulsvlllo Olub )lay the Hloonior Ulrla at Thomas- Illo, (Ju, ( tho other day. Tho Oolouols are not bra tea, and after Wagner til- noat took off the lower limb of Third Jasowonmn KUHO with a hot liuor hey refiiKed to play hard, and the oa- Jinated acoro waa 47 to 14 in favor of he (JolonolH. No one kept the acore ifter the third Inning. Mark Hauua eft hia dttiighter In tho grandstand .ml vlovvt'd the gamo from tho third iane line. Cunningham started In to jJtcli, but gave w»y to Wagner, who md plenty of tun. a»d toads are gifted, with a remarkably acute Benae of hearing, Th°re Tntist rtp T^nicl's loyalty before t^iere is Daniel's tnntnph. Calvary *s death scenes were the alphabet o'f the resurrection glory. China's Powerful Sword. Tliere is a dreadful sword in China. It gives to the holder puvrer to cnt off the lieafl of any one lie wishes without punishment. 'All people flee from this sword as stomach ills flee before the approach of Hosteller's Stomach Hitters. This famous remedy cures all forms of stomach troubles. It W«irs Them t»nt- "Thank heaven, the hasebnll_ season has opened again." he exclaimed. He vras'a throat doctor and he knew his business. Cnrlon* to Know. IVtllis— Hovr did Baker come to lose his eve? Wallace — He hnpnened to he passing- a lady rrbo was trying- to stop a car with her \imhrella. Willis— i'ou don't tell me'. Well, say, how did he save the oilier one'' His Intentions Serious. : 'Do yon think his intentions art serious?" asked her best girl friend "Altogether too serious,"' vras the reoly. "He asked me only yesterday if I svould consent to !i,ire my life insured in favor of my husband when I married." In the chase after happiness there are many cross-roads and too few giiideboards. She — My lace is my lortune. He — Well, poverty is no distrrar-e. "He Laughs Best Who Laughs Last." A hearty laugh indicates a degree of good health obtainable through pure blood. As but one person in ten has pure blood, the other nine should purify the blood 'With Hood's Sarsaparilla. 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If not for sale in your town, write for catalogue to A. J. TOWER. Boston. Mass. Easiest Better Riding. U&aU Bet One. HiGKORY BICYCLES ABE BEST. B.iiU-iip endless wocrt Finite of second grc w:b Hickory ami Koek Elm. KidesuihooUi over rough roads. If you s,ee it you'il want it. We will send one subject to inspection JU our own risk of return cluirties. Send lor catalogue unclsiieiial introductory ofler. OLD HIGKORY CYCLE CO, 9 Lewis Si., CHICAGO, ILL. il I *&w II gill R tw£»E*Sri Washingiou, »,c; Successfully Prosecutes Claims. ate Principal Examiner U.S. Pension Bureau. jTtiita uivll war, isiiiiiiulieaiiug'-iaims.alty since. WHEAT WHEAT WHEAT 'Nothing but wheat; what you might call a sea. of wheat." is what was sai| .1 uy a lecturer speaking of Western Can* ada. For particulars as to routes, rattjf way fares, etn., apply to Superintendent? of Immigration, Department Interior, 0t«l tay*. Canada, or to N. Bartholomew, 3011 Fifth Street. Des Homes. Iowa. '*

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