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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 31, 1899
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OTMiK MOlNlOSj ALGONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 1899, 'BPAIMAGE'S SfiRttON. >*fME BfcltJE OF NATIONS, LAST SUNDAY'S SUBJECT, Cliftptel- ot Tsnlnli, Verso It-, »s Follow*:—"thy I.nnd Slinll Be ttirrlod"—-The Republic la Cnfscd by Greedy Monopolists. (Copyright 1SB!) by Louts Klopsch.) ; As the greater includes the less, so does the circle of future joy around our entire world Include the epicycle of our own republic. Bold, exhllar- ant, unique, divine Imagery of the text. At the close of a week In which for three days our National Capitol was a pageant and all that grand review and bannered procession and National Anthems could do, celebrated peace, It inay not be inapt to anticipate the time when the Prince of Peace and the Heir of Universal Dominion shall take possession of this nation, and "thy land shall be married." '• In discussing the final destiny of this nation, It makes all the difference in the world whether we are on the way to a funeral or a wedding. The Bible leaves no doubt on this subject. In pulpits and on platforms and In places of public concourse, I hear so many of the muffled drums of evil prophecy sounded, as though we'were on the way to national interment, and beside Thebes and Babylon and Tyre in the cemetery of dead nations our republic was to be entombed, that I wish you to understand it is not to be obsequies, but nuptials; not mausoleum, •but carpeted altar; not cypress, but orange blossoms; not requiem, but •wedding march; for "thy land shall be married." I propose to name some of the suitors who are claiming the hand of this republic. This land is so fair, so beautiful, so affluent, that it has many suitors, and it will depend much upon ycur advice whether this or that shall be accepted or rejected. In the first place, I remark: There Is a greedy, all-grasping monster who comes in as suitor seeking the hand of this republic, and that monster is known by the name of Monopoly. His eceptre is made out of the iron of the tail track and the wire of telegraphy. He does everything for his own advantage and for the robbery of the people. Things went on from bad to •worse until the three legislatures of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, for a long time Monopoly decided everything. If Monopoly favor a law, it passes; if Monopoly oppose a law, it is rejected. Monopoly stands in the railroad depot putting into his pockets in one year two hundred millions of dollars in excess of all reasonable charges for services. Monopoly holds In his one hand the steam power of locomotion, and in the other, the electricity .of swift communication. Monopoly has the Republican party in one pocket and the Democratic party in the other pocket. Monopoly decides nominations and elections—city elections, state elections, national elections. With bribe he secures the voces of legislators, giving them free passes, giving appointments to needy relatives to lucrative position, employing them as attorneys if they are lawyers, carry- Ing their goods 15 per cent less if they are merchants, and if he find a case very stubborn as well as very important, puts down before him the hard cash of bribery. •. But Monopoly is not r>o easly caught now as when during the term of Mr. Buchanan the legislative committee in one of our states explored and exposed the manner in which a railway company had obtained a donation of public land. It was found out that thirteen of the senators of that state received ?17fi,000 among them, sixty members of the lower house of that state received between $5,000 and $10,000 each, the governor of that state [received 550,000, his clerk received '$5,000, the lieutenant governor received i$10,000, all the clerks of the legislature Deceived ?5,COO each, while ?50,000 were ^divided among the lobby agents. That kUag on a larger or smaller scale is all the- time going on in some of the states of the Union, but it is not so blundering as it used to be, and there- lore not so easily exposed or arrested. U tell you that the overshadowing 'curse of the United States today is Monopoly, He puts his hand upon every bushel of wheat, upon every sack of salt, upon every ton of coal, and Wery man, woinan and child in the United States feels the touch of that moneyed despotism. I rejoice that in twenty-four states of the union already anU-r.:onopoly leagues have been established. God speed them in the •work of liberation, I.huve r,othiug to say against capitalists; a :::an has a right to make all the mcr.ey ! e can make honestly—I Viave ncthir.c t'j say against corporations as such; without them no great enterprise •would be possible, but what I do say is that the same principles are to be applied to capitalists and to corporations that are applied to the poorest man and the plainest laborer. What is wrong for me is wrong for great corporations. If I take from you your property without any adequate compensation, I am a th'ief, and if a railway damages the property of the people without making any adequate compensation, that is a gigantic theft. What is wrong on a small scale is •wrong on a large scale. Monopoly in England has ground hundreds of thousands of her best people into seml- ' starvation, and in Ireland has driven .multitudinous tenants almost to mad- foefs, and in the United States proposes jto Jake the wealth of sixty pj 1 seventy .pillions of people and put It In a few wallets. , Iron-fingered, Viilture-hearted Monopoly otters his hand to this republic. He stretches ii out tifer the lakes and up the greai railroads and over the telegraph poles of the continent, and says: "Here is my heart and hand; be mine forever.' Let the millions of the people North South, East and West forbid the bans of that marriage, forbid them at the ballot-box, forbid them on the platform, forbid them by great organizations, forbid them by the overwhelming sentiment of an outraged nation, forbid them by the protest of the Church of God, forbid them by prayer to high heaven. That Herod shall not have this Abigail. It shall not be to all-devouring Monopoly that his land is to be married. Another suitor for the hand of this nation is Infidelity. When the midnight ruffians despoiled the grave of A. T, Stewart in St. Mark's churchyard, everybody was shocked; but Infidelity proposes something worse than that—the robbing of all the graves of Christendom of the hope of a resurrection. It proposes to chisel out from the tombstones of your Christian dead the words, "Asleep in Jesus," and substitute the words, "Obliteration—annihilation." Infidelity proposes to take the letter from the world's Father, inviting the nations to virtue and happiness, and tear it up into fragments so small that you cannot read a word of it. It proposes to take the consolation from the broken-hearted, and the soothing pillow from the dying. Infidelity proposes to swear in the President of the United States, and the Supreme court, and the governors of states, and the -witnesses in the court room with their right hand on Palne's "Age of Reason," or Voltaire's "Philosophy of History." It proposes to take away from this country the Book that makes the difference between the United States and the Kingdom of Dahomey, between American civilization and Bornesian cannibalism. If Infidelity could destroy the Scriptures, it would in two hundred years turn the civilized .nations back to semi-barbar-' irm, and then from semi-barbarism into midnight savagery, until the morals ot a menagerie of tigers, rattlesnakes aiicl chimpanzees would be better than the morals of the shipwrecked human race. The only impulse in the right direction that this world has ever had has ccmo from the Bible. It was the mother of Roman law and of healthful jurisprudence. ' That book has been .he mother of all reforms and all charities—mother of English magna charta and American Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin, holding that Holy Book in hia hand, stood before an infidel club in Paris and read to them out of the prophecies of Habakkuk, und the infidels, not knowing what book it was, declared it was the best poetry they had ever heard. That book brought Goorge Washington down on his knees in the snow at Valley Forge, n.nd led the dying Prince Albert to ask some cue to sing "Rock of Ages." 19 « * We have been turning an Important Ifet in the mighty tome of our national history. One year at the gates of this continent over 500,000 emigrants arrived. I was told by the commissioners of emigration that the probability was that in that one year 000,000 emigrants would arrive at tho different gates of commerce. Who were they? the paupers of Europe? No. At Kansas City, I was told by a gentleman, who had opportunity for large investigation, that a great multitude had gone through there, averaging in worldly estate ?SOO. I was told by an officer of the government, who had opportunity for authentic investigation, that thousands and thousands had gone, averaging $1,000 in possession each. I was told by the commission of emigration that twenty families that had recently arrived brought $85,000 with them. Mark you, families, not tramps. Additions to the national wealth, not subtractions therefrom. I saw some of them reading their Bibles and their hymn books, thanking God for his kindness in helping them cross the sea. Some of them .had Christ in the steerage all across the waves, and they will have Christ in the rail trains which at five o'clock every afternoon start for the great West. They are being taken by the commission of emigration in New York, taken from the vessels, protected from tho Shylocks and the sharpers, and in the name of God and humanity passed on to their destination; and there they will turn your wildernesses into gardens, if you will build for thdin churches, and establish for them schools, and send to them Christian missionaries. Are you afraid this continent is going to be overcrowded with this population? Ah, that fhows you have not been to California, that shows you have not boon to Oregon, that shows that you have not been to Texas. A fishing smack today an Lake Ontario might as well be afraid of being crowded by other shipping before night as for any one of the next ten generations of Americans to be afraid of being over crowded by foreign populations in this country. The one state of Texas is far larger than all the Austrian empire, yet the Austrian empire supports 35,000,000 people. The one state of Texas is larger than all France, and France supports 36,000,000 people. The one state of Texas far surpasses in size the Germanic empire, yet the Germanic empire supports 41,000,000 people. I tell you the great want of the Western states is more population. While some people may stand at the gates of the city saying: "Stay back!" to foreign populations, | press put as far beyond those gates as I can press out beyond them and beckon to foreign nations, saying: "Come, come! all ye people who are honest and industrious and God-loving!" But say you: "I am so afraid that they will bring their prejudices for foreign governments and plant them here." Absurd. They are sick of the governments that have oppressed them, and they want free America! Give them the great Gospel of welcome. Throw around them all Christian hospitalities. They will add their industry and hard-earned wages to this country, and then we will dedicate all to Christ, and "thy land shall be married." But where shall the marriage altar be? Let it be the Rocky Mountains, when, through artificial and mighty irrigation, all their tops shall be covered, as they will be, with vineyards and orchards and grain fields. Then let the Bostons and the New Yorks and the Charlestons of the Pacific coast come to the marriage altar on one side, and then let the Boatons and the New Yorks and the Charlestons of the Atlantic coast come to the marriage altar on the other side, and there between them let this bride of nations kneel; and (;hen if the organ of the loudest thunders that ever shook tne Sierra Nevadas on the one -side, or moved the foundations of the Alle- ghanles on the other side, should open full diapason of wedding march, that organ of thunders could not drown the voice of him who would take the hand of this bride of nations, saying, "as a bridegroom rejoiceth over a bride, so thy God rejoiceth over thee." At that marriage banquet the platters shall be of Nevada silver, and the chalices of California gold, and the fruits of Northern orchards, and the spices of Southern groves, and the tapestry of American manufacture, and the congratulations from all the free nations of earth and from all the triumphant armies of heaven. "And so thy land shall be married. 1 THE PALACE BELL. How tliu IJcllmiikcr's Daughter Helped to ntuko It. There hangs in the- palace tower in Japan a wonderful bell whose sweet tones can be heard for over a hundred miles, and in the evening when :he clear music is heard across the sunlit fields the stranger is told this 4egend: Long, long ago the emperor wrote to the maker of bells, bidding !iim cast a boll larger and more beau- iiful than any ever made before. He bade him put into it gold and silver and brass, that the tones might bo weet and clear, and that when hung n the palace tower its sound might bo heard for a hundred miles. The maker of bells did as he was told; ho put •old and silver and brass into his great nelting pot, but tho metals would not mingle, and the boll was a failure. Again and again he tried, but in vain. Then the emperor was angry and sent saying that if the bell was not made it the next trial the bell maker must :lie. The bell .maker had a lovely laughter, who was greatly distressed for her father. Wrapping her mantle about liar, she went by night to the oracle to ask how she could save him, uul the oracle answered that gold and jrass would not mingle until the blood of a maiden was mixed with them in heir molting. Again the old man made ready to cast the bell; again all ii:> efforts seemed useless, until his daughter, standing by his side, threw herself into the midst of the molten •petal. When the bell was finished it \vas found to be more wonderful and perfect than any other ever made. But :hcre is a sound in its thrilling tones that brings tears to the eyes of all and i pang to the heart, and the sound is the voice of the maiden whose blood jf sacrifice gave to the bell its match- ess sweetness. PLACED DEAD COWS ON TRACK AfUr That They Collected from the Railroad. "It was a great scheme," laughed the claim agent, "and if I hadn't by the merest chance tumbled to the old man's game it might have been going on yet. Some time ago I was notified that a man clown the road had put in a claim for damages. I looked the matter up, and as it was perfectly straight on the face of it there was nothing to do but to settle with the old man on the best terms I could get, and I did so, and was hardly back when I was again notified that the old man had had another cow killed 'by the cars. I looked into that claim a little more carefully, but it was all right as far as I could see, and I settled with him Before I had time to catch a trail, back to the city the old man sent mo word that he had hp.d another cow killed by the cars. This struck me as being very strange, particularly so as none of the train crews had reported killing any cows. Moreover, they all denied it when questioned about it. I went out where the cow was still lying by the side of the track and found it almost cut to pieces. I was about to settle with the old man, as there was no other way out of it, when his 10- yeav-old boy came running up. 'Pop 1 .' ho gasped, 'there's another cow dead! Hurry up, and we'll drag her down' here and make tho old railroad think that they have killed two this time.' Well, the truth of the matter was that the old man's stock had been dying from some cause, and he, with great forethought, had dragged the victims down by the railroad grade, pounded a few holes in them with a pickax, and then calmly notified the railroad to settle."—New York Sun. Hard out Tom. Cousin George—-"They tell me you spent the afternoon with Tom Callow. Is it a fact that he has raised a mustache? I supposed you had heard the report?" Cousin Jane—"Really, I didn't »OT Uce. Am govry I didn't ask Boston Transcript. BASE BALL TOPICS CURRENT NEWS AND NOTES OF THE GAME. The Pitching Department of the Cincinnati Club—Stcrios of Some Celebrated Players—Dunn nnd Shutouts—Diamond Drift. ' The Reds' Pitching Corps. It is a good thing to nave pitching talent in reserve; but to attempt to work seven pitchers regularly, that is, give each one a turn, would make pitching days too far apart. A rest of seven days between pitching turns would permit a pitcher to become stale and out of practice. In deciding to work four pitchers regularly and keep three in reserve, Captain Ewing is pursuing a policy that will be indorsed by followers of the game. Pitchers of the calibre of Hawley, Taylor, Breitenstein and Phillips can pitch once every four days and be at their best. Indeed, in the middle of the season, when the weather Is warm Phillips can pitch every other day. In fact, he did it for some time in the Western League last year. Phillips made a record In the Western League last season that has probably never been equaled in modern baseball. He pitched from about the middle of June up until the middle of September without pitching a losing game.—Cincinnati Enquirer. A Utility BIa:i. William H. Keister, Jr., a utility infielder of the Baltimore team of the National League and American Association, is a Baltimorean by birth. He was born in that city August 17, 1874, and is consequently in his twenty-mill year. He is small of stature, standing 5 feet 5% inches, and weighs about 108 pounds. He learned to play ball at Hanover, Pa., in 1894, and remained with a local team two seasons, making quite a reputation as a fielder, batter and base runner. His excellent work attracted the attention of Manager Hanlon, as well as several others. On Hanlon's recommendation Keister was engaged by the New Haven club In the spring of 1S9G, when the latter's team was on a Southern exhibition tour. He remained with the Elm City team until May, having participated in ten championship games, when his release was purchased by Manager Hanlon of the Baltimores. He that season with the Rochester and Ottawa teams, ranking fourteenth in the official, batting averages of the Eastern league* with a percentage of .322. It is said of him that he enters heart and soul into the game, and hustles from the time the first man goes to the bat in the first inning until the last man is out in the ninth. Pitcher MitRee. William Magee, one of the pitchers of the Louisville club, graduated from the Brockton club of the New England league in 1896. He developed gradually during his two seasons with the Colonels and is now regarded by experts as one of the best of the younger class of twirlers. In 1897 he pitched in fourteen games for Louisville, of which he lost ten and won four, his percentage of victories being .286. Last WILLIAM MAGEE. season he showed great improvement, and his record was sixteen victories In thirty games, a percentage of .533. He shut out the Washlngtons once and also defeated the Senators in a 4 to 3, 11-inning game, came off victor in a 10- tnnlng pitching duel with Hughes of Baltimore by a score of 1 to 0, defeated the Browns by 3 to 1 in 11 innings and made a draw of 2 to 2 in 11 innings against Pittsburg and was opposed in a gruelling 12-inning contest to Nichols with the champion Bostons behind him which resulted in a score of 1 to 1. These were among his notable pitching feats in 13DS. Magee started this season by shutting out the Chicago club, but did not show good form against Cleveland or Pittsburg. Hamilton l« All night. Billy Hamilton was advised last fall by Dr. Conant of Boston to have an operation on his knee. When the CHICAGO BASE BALL TEAM. Deiriont. Douiilnie. Connor. Hums. Wolvcrtiii. C'himeo. Griffith. Rynii. Mi-Uormit'k. Itrooii. Kverilt;. L,uns'c. Kiitoll. Nichols. Taylor. Mont's. Phylc. (a'liilai. emaiued with the latter until July 17, when he was farmed out to the Scranton club of the Eastern League, where :ie finished the season, participating in twenty-six championship contests with the latter. At the end of that campaign Manager Hanlon asked him if lie would like to go to the Paterson club of the Atlantic league, and he >vas so well pleased with the idea that, a deal was completed whereby he was exchanged for Pitcher Cogan. Keister took part in 132 championship contests with the Paterson team during tho season of 1897, and ranked high as a batsman in the official averages of that eague,.having a percentage of .318. In the fall of that year, while the Bos- tons were playing at Baltimore, Manager Selee of the Boston team, mot Keister and had a talk with him, ask- ng him how he would like to play at Boston. That pleased Keister, and he was accordingly drafted from the WILLIAM H. KEISTER. Paterson Club by Boston. In the spring of 1898 Keister went south with the Boston players for preliminary work, and after they returned north he remained with the team until the latter part of May, when his release was purchased by the Rochester club of the Eastern League. In July the Rochester club came to grief and the players were transferred to Ottawa, Can., and played their fjrst game under the new name on July 13, at Syracuse, N. Y., celebrating the event with a victory. Keister participated in niuety-flve championship games team played the Senators at Norfolk Hamilton's knee gave out, and he told Manager Selee that he might then take Dr. Conant's advice and have the knee operated on. When the team reached Charlottesvllle the next day Hamilton was taken to the University of Virginia where Professor Christian and Dr. Hodge" took Hamilton in tow and examined his knee. The X-ray was brought into use and the experts assured the (loot-footed Boston fielder that he was all right and no operation need be performed. Hamilton was taken to the ball grounds and made run and turn in all kinds of forms, but he failed to throw the cartilage out of place. Manager Selee was much pleased, as he was an interested spectator, and now says Hamilton will be a better man than ever, knowing that he has no serious trouble to fear from the old accident. Diamond Drift. "Milwaukee Jack" Taylor has proven in the games he has so far pitched for Chicago he was worth the money ho stood out for, Connie Mack notwithstanding. Decker is not as steady at first a-3 he ought to be. He drops a good many thrown balls, or the runner manages to shake the ball out of his hand in a collision. Harry O'Hagan, the fast fielding first baseman, who was with Kansas City last season, has been signed by Rochester and will not play in Kansas City this summer. Tho Baltimores' outfield of Holmes, Brodie and Sheckard is said to be one of the fastest of the league. A Now York writer is the judge, so some allowance must be made. No wonder Business Manager Bancroft did not want to pit the Reds against Indianapolis in the early sea- sou. He was afraid to have them shown up,—Indianapolis Sentinel. Stafford of Milwaukee has a new glove with which he scoops the ball off the ground in great shape. It is like a shovel and enables Stafford to make one-handed catches like George Carey. The responsibility of the captaincy has had a good effect In quieting Ever- Itt. Formerly he flared up at every fancied injustice. Now he puts in his time keeping the other players, from protesting. n<» Corloslty Aronsed. • Patience—Alice doesn't believe /there's a mr.n living like her husband. Patrice—Why, bow does he live? sixty Miles nn Hour. A steam motor car, for use on the railroads, recently made a trial trip, coins at the rate of sixty miles tin hour. 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