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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 5, 1899
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""'*! Some of the Great Features of the First Greater America Exposition. THE SUPERB ELECTRICAL DISPLAY From Jnly 1 to November 1 the City of Omaha Will Welcome Visitor* Magnificent Exhibition. to a J? uf e lnstltu «on of the first primitive fair for the exchange of wares among ancient tradesmen, it Das been grander and more intere&iing than its immediate predecessors. The Greater America Exposition will be no exception to this rule. In the variety and novelty of its educational and amusement features it will without question surpass the exposition of 1898. Its exhibits are not only more numerous, but more novel and instructive than were those of a year ago. The amusement concessions, also more numerous, present many novelties and all are grander in design and proportions than those of any former exposition. The illuminations and pyrotechnical displays will be upon a scale of magnificence heretofore not atempted, and a line of special features and days interest mPlated ° f alm ° St sensatlonal One of the crowning features of the exposition Is the electrical illumi- THE ...UPPMtt UBS MOINE8; ALGONA. tOWA. of year was conceded to be the most effective ever mile race track which has been built on the north tract and where races will be run at night. This Is to be one of the novel features of th<- exposition. Enough to say that the experience of last year has been utilized to the full, that the dark places have been touched as with the wand of a wizard, and that Electrical Superintendent Rustin has prepared a fairy scene brilliant and gorgeous beyond comparison. In the mater of exhibits the First Greater America Colonial Exposition has been most fortunate. When the exposition was first talked of some doubt was expressed as to the possibility of securing a sufficient number of attractive exhibits to fill the Immense buildings, but that doubt has been obscured by the necessity of economizing space In order that all who applied might be accommodated. The United States government building contains a special exhibit. The vmtlre contents of the famous Libby Prison War Museum are displayed. It Is composea of the relics of the wars of this nation, and is of great historical importance and value. In one part of the building will be shown an Immense collection of the relics and trophies of the late war with Spain; the campaign in Cuba and Porto Rico. Froi.i the Philippine islands will come four car loads of curious and Interesting exhibits, relics of Dewey's famous victory, trophies of the war in and fbout Manila, and interesting objects collected from various parts of the islands. In addition to all this will be tha regular government exhibit of life-saving apparatus, etc., and In a corner of the building the fisheries exhibit will be shown. The display in all the principal Buildings gives promise of far surpass- TALMAGffi'S SEBMOU § * al aa«"n*»«Ued the scroll, «** there THE NUMBER "SEVEN," LAST SUNDAY'S SUBJECT. Vrom Genesis, Chapter II, V«r«« 7, n« Follows i "0 0 d Blessed the Seventh Day"—the Numeral Seven Is Favored by Divine Choice. ENTRANCE TO FINE ARTS BUILDING. I arranged, and that has ueen vastly improved upon. The exposition is grand and beautiful by day, bui when dp.rk- ness spreads its sable wings then a fairy city springs into existence, each outline defined, each towor and minaret clear cut and brilliant with my- ^riad flashing stars of changing chiru- rnenng lights. Last year 30,000 electric lights were used in the illumination of. the court of honor; this'tum- mer. 5.-400 lights flash and gleam from cornice and from arch, from balustrade to lofty spire, from pillared colonnade to. guilded dome reared high in '. &J.r, • The splendid electrical fountain at the western end of the lagoon is a veritable rainbow of changing lights, now clearest green, and then from sprays and showers of crimson to all the colors of the rainbow mingled, shifting, changing, a dream of fleeting meauty. I Around the court, gardens of tropical \ .plants bloom by day and blossom yet i more brilliant hues by night. Over .3M,000 lights clustered and colored to r |;epresent the full-bloom flowers, lights ^/the foliage and gives the L-rfect of fairy gardens the like of which has never been equaled or approached. Conceal- ing that of the Trans-Mississippi ax- position. Manufactures building is filled with a bewildering display and there is demand for more space than can be found. In the way of live exhibits—that is, machinery in operation —it is probable that this exposition will surpass, in extent and variety all previous efforts. Machinery Hall will be filled with this exhibit. Silk weaving from the beginning with the raw silk to the completion of the cloth; the manufacture of hats, from the raw material to the finished article; In short, a hundred different articles of commerce being made at the same time, and under one roof. In the electricity building will be seen all that is latest and most interesting in eiec- trical apparatus and appliances; dynamos, telephone exchanges, exhibitions of lighting, heating and cooking. In brief, scores of interesting and curious things such as can only be found in a display of this kind, and which must be seen to -be appreciated The colonial exhibit will consist of many interesting articles of commerce Industry, and manufacture, from our foreign possessions. Implements of ag- culture, arms, vehicles, native dress (Copyright 1S99 by Ixjula Klopach.) The mathematics of the Bible is noticeable: the geometry and the arithmetic: the square In Ezekiel: the circle spoken of In Isaiah: the curve alluded to in Job: the rule of fractions mentioned in Daniel: the rule of loss and gain in Mark, where Christ asks the people to cipher out by that rule what it would "profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his soul.' But there is one mathematical figure that is crowned above all others in the Bible: It is the numeral seven, which the Arabians got from India, and all following ages have taken from the Arabians. It stands between the figure six and the figure eight. In the Bible all the other numerals bow to it. 4 Over three hundred times it is mentioned in the Scriptures, either alone or compounded with other words. In Genesis tho week is rounded into seven days, and I use my text because there this numeral is for the first time introduced in a Journey which halts not until In the close of the Book of Revelations Its monument is built Into the wall of heaven In chrysolite, which, In the strata of precious stones is the seventh. In the Bible we find that Jacob had to serve seven years to get Rachel, but she was well worth it: and, foretelling the years of prosperity and famine in Pharaoh's time, the seven tat oxen were eaten up of the seven lean oxen: and wisdom is said to be built on seven pillars: and the ark was left with the Philistines seven years: and Naaman, for the cure of leprosy, plungea in the Jordan seven times: the dead child, when Elisha breathed Into its mouth, signaled Its arrival back Into consciousness by sneezing seven times: to the house that Ezekiel saw in vision, there were seven steps: the walls of Jericho, before they fell down, were compassed seven days: Zechariah describes a stone with seven eyes: to cleanse a leprous house, the door must besprinkled with pigeons' blood seven times: in Canaan were overthrown seven nations: on one occasion Christ cast out seven devils: on a mountain he fed a multitude of people with seven loaves, the fragments left filling seven baskets: and the closing passages of the Bible are magnificent and overwhelming with the imagery made up of seven churches, seven stars, seven candlesticks, seven seals, seven angels, and seven heads, and seven crowns and seven horns, and seven spirits, and seven vials, and seven plagues, and seven thunders. Yea, the numeral seven seems a favorite with the. divine mind outside as well as Inside the Bible, for are there not seven prismatic colors? And when God with the rainbow wrote th comforting thought that the world would never have another deluge, h wrote It on the scroll of the sky in ink of seven colors. He grouped Into the Pleiades seven stars. Rome, the •sapital of the world, sat on seven hills When God would make the most intelligent thing on earth, the human countenance, he fashioned it with seven features—the two ears, the two eyes, was a picture of a white horse, and that means prosperity and triumph for the Roman empire, and so It really came to pass that for ninety years virtuous emperors succeeded each other— Nerva, Trajan and Antoninus. Christ In the vision broke the second seal anr] unrolled again, and there was a picture of a red horse, and that meant bloodshed, and so' it really came to pass, and the next ninety years were red with assassinations and wars. Then Christ broke the third seal and unrolled it, and there was a picture of a black horse, which in all literature means famine, oppression and taxation; and so It really came to pass. Christ went on until he broke all the seven seals and opened all the scroll. Well, the future of all of us is a sealed scroll, and I am glad that no one but Christ can open it. Do not let us Join that class of Christians In our day, who are trying to break the seven seals of the future. They are trying to peep Into things they have no business with. » » » There is another mighty seven of the Bible, viz., the seven thunders. .What these thunders meant we are not told, and there has been much guessing about them; but, they are to come, we are told, before the end of all things, and the world caftnot get along without them. Thunder is the speech of lightning. There are evils in our world which must be thundered down, and which will require at least seven volleys to prostrate them. We are all doing nice, delicate, soft-handed work, in churches and reformatory Institutions, against the evils of the world, and much of it amounts to a teaspoon dipping out the Atlantic ocean, or a clam shell digging away at a mountain, or a tack hammer smiting the Gibraltar. What is needed is thunderbolts, and at least seven of them. There is the long line of fraudulent commercial establishments.evcry stone In the foundation, and every brick in the wall, and every nail in the rafter made out of dishonesty; skeletons of poorly paid sewing girls' arms In every beam of that establishment; human nerves worked into every figure of that embroidery; blood in the deep dye of SECTION OP COLONADE. ed ligh^ throw into bold relief each group ad figure of statuary upon the building The b^ff tract has 3,000 more lights than las, year and the horticultural building Stands out in a blaze of radiant beitty. One hundred and eighty-seven dditional arc lights have been placj about the grounds, some eighty ofhesc around the new half- and ornaments, products, plants and fruits, are a few of the many Interesting things now on the way from Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaiian islands, and the far off Philippines. A large number of the natives of these several is- lauds of the seas will be at the exposition, and will doubtless make ono of the most interesting features of tha great exhibition. the two nostrils and the mouth. Yea, our body lasts only seven years, and we gradually shed It for another body after another seven years, and so on, for we are, as our bodies, septennial animals. So the numeral seven ranges through nature and through revelation. It Is the number of perfection, and so I use it while I speak of the seven candlesticks, the seven stars, the seven seals and the seven thunders. * * * The ministers are not all Pecksniffs and canting hypocrites, aa some would have you think! Forgive me, if having »t other times glorified the medical profession, and the legal profession and the literary profession—I glorify my 'own. I have seen them In their homes and heard them in their pulpits, and a grander array of men never breathed, and the Bible-figure is not strained when it calls them stars; •nd whole constellations of glorious ministers have already taken their places on high, where they shine even brighter than they shone on earth; Edward N. Kirk, of the Congregational Church; Stephen H. Tying, of the Episcopal Church; Matthew Simpson, of the Metbodlst Church; John Dowling, of the Baptist Church; Samuel K. Talmage, of the Presbyterian Church; Thomas DeWitt, of the Reformed Church; John Chambers, of the Inde- that refulgent upholstery; billions of dollars of accumulated fraud entrenched in massive storehouses, and stock companies manipulated by unscrupulous men, until tho monopoly is defiant of all earth and heaven. How shall the evil be overcome? By treatises on the maxim: Honesty is the best policy? Or the soft repetition of «•<•> golden rule that we must "Do to others as we would have them do to us?" No, it will not be done that way. What is needed and will come is the seven thunders. There Is drunkenness backed up by a capital mightier than in any other business. Intoxicating liquors enough in this country to float a navy. Good grain to the amount of 67,950,000 bushels annually destroyed to make the deadly liquid. Breweries, distilleries gin shops, rum palaces, liquor associations, our nation spending annually seven hundred and forty millions of dollars for rum, resulting In bankruptcy, disease, pauperism, filth, assassination, death, illimitable woe What will stop them? High license? No. Prohibition laws? No. Churches? No. Moral suasion? No. Thunderbolts will do it; nothing else Seven thunders! that coters the 6arth, the color of fell- age that fills the forest, the color of the deep sea. One glance at that green chrysolite, a million years after this planet has been extinguished, will bring to mind just how it looked in summer and spring, and will say to those who were born blind on earth, and never saw at all In this world, after they have obtained full eyesight In heaven: "If you would know how the earth appeared In June and August, look at that seventh layer of the heavenly wall, the green of the chrysolite." And while we stand there and talk, spirit with spirit, that old color of the earth which had more sway than all the other colors put together,will bring back to us our earthly experiences, and noticing that this green chrysolite is the seventh layer of crystallzed magnificence, we may bethink ourselves of the domination of that numeral seven over all other numerals, and thank God that in the dark earth we left behind us we so long enjoyed the light of the seven golden candlesticks, and were all of us permitted to shine among the seven stars of more or less magnitude, and that all the seven seals of the mysterious future have been broken wide open for us by a loving Christ, and that the seven thunders having done their work have ceased reverberation, and that the numeral seven, which did such tremendous work In the history of nations on earth, has been given such a high place in that Niagara of colors, tho wall of heaven, "the first foundation of which IB Jasper; the second, sapphire; t'he third, a chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardlus; the seventh, chrys- olite." "When shall these eyes thy heaven- built walls And pearly gates behold; Tuy bulwarks with salvation strong, And streets of shining gold? What a Little Faith Did ' FOR MRS. ROCKWELL. GERMANY READY. Will. Yonder are Intrenched Infidelity and Atheism with their magazines of literature scoffing at our Christianity; their Hoe printing presses busy day and night. There are their blaspheming apostles, their drunken Tom Paines and libertine Voltaires of the present as well as the past, reinforced by all the powers of darkness from highest demon to lowest Imp. What will extirpate those monsters of infidelity and atheism? John Brown's shorter cata- chism about "Who made you?" or Westminster catechism about "What is he chief end of man?" No. Thunderbolts! The seven thunders! For he impurities of the world empalaced as .well as cellared, epauletted as well as ragged, enthroned as well as ditched; for corrupt legislation which at times makes our state and national capitals a hemispheric stench- for superstitions that keep whole nations in squalor century after century, their Juggernaute crushing, their knives lacerating, their waters drowning their Koads r,ca<lln B from Franco One Con- Unuous Fort. Metz and Strasburg, -the outpoets of the German army, face watchfully toward the west. From the gates of Metz the roads to Paris taper through wall after wall of entrenchments.whlch end with the heights above the stricken field of Gravelocte. Thence to the frontier of France is only a short walk across the grave-covered ground. From Metz to France Is one long "glacis " unassailable by the Invader. Above 'it rise the five great sentinel forts which surround Metz. and from the high ground on which these stand can be seen, fifteen miles to the west, Verdun the nearest French fortress, the threat of France. In Metz and Strasburg a great German army stands at attention, ready for war. Touch the right button in Berlin and in half an hour 30,000 men will be marching from Metz and within twelve hours 100,000 men— the frontier field force of Alsace-Lorraine—will be crossing the border- while the system in accordance with which the railway touches all the great cantonments of Germany and then converge on to the frontier, will land half a million men near Metz in three days IB a week 2,600,000 men will be on and beyond the frontier; In a week 4.000 000 Germans will be under arms. In Metz and Btrasburg stores and' food and fodder lie ready In magazines, the transport animals stand harnessed by the wagons. All the appliances and munitions of modern war are to hand and would be on the road In a few minutes. When the troops go "route marching," they carry with them three days food and three days' ammunition; their clothes are in their knap- DO nlra Til.«-, __ _ *^ [LETT** TO lit*. rlNKfcAtt HO. ^884! "1 was a great sufferer from femal* Weakness and had no strength, it wM impossible for me to attend to lay household duties. 1 had tried every* thing and many doctors, but found no relief. "My sister advised me to try tiydi* E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound^ which I did; before using all of one bottle I felt better. I kept pn with it and to my great surprise 1 am cured. All who suffer from female complaint* should give It a trial.' 1 —MBS. ROCKWELL, 1209 S. DIVISION ST., QBAHB RAPIDS, MICH. From a Grateful Newark Woman. " When I wrote to you I was very sick, had not been well for two years. The doctors did not seem to help me and one said I could not live three months. I had womb trouble, falling, ulcers, kidney and bladder trouble. There seemed to be such a drawing and burning pain in my bowels that I could not rest anywhere. After using Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and Sanative Wash and follow ing your advice, I feel well again and stronger than ever. My bowels feel as if they had been made over new. With many thanks for your help, I remain, L. G., 74 ASN ST., NEWAHK, N. J." Men drift because the engines of tbe will lie Idle. „ _ ,. Do Not Suffer! »i Imii B Is unnecessary. Casearots Candy Cathartic kill dlsooBO gorms.olonn out tho body, remove the Hrst causes of Buttering. All drunglBts, lOo, 26o, 60oT Senator Vest, of Missouri, fsthesole survivor of tbe senate branch of tha confederate congress. Mrs. WInslowa Bootlilner Syrup. , ,™. *? eth| n&, softens tho (rums, reduces In(lamination, allays piiln.curea ^Ylnd colic. Make education a science and it will become mi art. r .t. . O°°'8 COUBU is tho oldest and best. It will break up a cold quicker thau anything else. It Is always reliable. Try It. Truth is the goal of human aspira tions. I «*• The Dixie ana Columbia Grain Threshers, The Matchless il/ Clover Huller, THCA.&T. Farm and Traction Engines, T Saw-Mills" MANUrACTUHID BY The Aultman & Taylor Machinery Co.. OMAHA, NEBR. lend for {,„ mmtm.a Oatalogq, and aattotthjf __ "Jffi&TSSf Thompson's Eye Wattt As Black as Your YourWiiiskers; • / A Natural Black with Buckingham's Dye. SOctt.ofdruggl.tiOfR.p.Hall & Co,.Na 8 hw,N.H. sacks, war. They can carry no more In PRE\ BUILDING. will from TUCSOD - Ariz " nce at the To those who are interested in the national question of imperialism the villages of the native islanders will be at once a revelation and a source of varied information. Whether the Filipino is capable of self-government or whether it is safe to offer his country a place in the, sisterhood of states are questions best answered after a careful study of the man himself. In the native village he will live as in his island home. His dress, manners, customs, ceremonies and religious observances will .not be added to nor detracted from, and the daily occupation by which he lives when at home will be featbfully adhered to. pendent Church; and there I stop, for it so happens that I have mentioned the seven stars of the seven churches. I pass on to another mighty Bible seven, and they are the seven seals. St. John in vision saw a scroll with seven seals, and he heard an angel cry, "Who Is worthy to loose the seals thereof?" Take eight or ten sheets of foolscap paper, paste them together and rol tnem into a scroll, and have the scrol at seven different places sealed with sealing wax. You unroll the scroll til you come to one of these seals, and then you can go no further until you break that seal; then unroll again until you come to another seal, and' you can go no further until you break that seal; then you go on until all the seven seals are broken, and the contents of the entire scroll are revealed. Now that scroll with seven seals held by the angel was the prophecy of what , e »B the knowledge of the future was with God, and no man and no angel was worthy to open It; hut the Bible says Obrfct opened It and broKe all tbe wv«» eealf, He broke *tb funeral pyrea burning, the seven' thunders! Oh, men and women, disheartened at the bad way things often go, hear you not a rumbling down the sky of heavy artillery, coming in on our side the seven thunders of the Almighty? Do not let us try to wield them ourselves- they are too heavy and too flery for us to handle; but God can and God will- and when all mercy has failed and all milder means are exhausted.then Judg ment will begin Thunderbolts! Da- p.end upon it, that what is not done under the flash of the aeven candlesticks will be done by the trampling of the seven thunders. But I leave this imperial and multlpotent numeral seven, where the Bible leaves -It imbedded In the finest wall that' was ever built, or will be constructed, the wall of heaven. It Is the seven strata of- precious stones that make up that After naming six of the pre- stonea in that wall, the Bible cries out—"the seventh chrysolite!" The chrysolite is an exquisite green, and in that seventh layer of the heavenly wall shall be preserved forever the dominant color of the earth we once inhabited. I have sometimes been saddened at the thought that this world, according to science and revelation, Is to be blotted out of existence, for It is such a beautiful world. But here In this layer of the heavenly wall, where the numeral seven la to be imbedded, the strata of green is to be photographed, and embalmed, "~ 1 ptrpttuftted, the color of ttie grass. wall, clous A DELIGHTFUL LUNCHEON. The llostess Put Bvejpy Woman at He* Ba«e. The charming luncheon given by Mrs. Washington A. Boebllng In honor of Mrs. Daniel Manning, president-general of the Daughters of the American Revolution, was an outburst of spring hospitality, says Harper's Bazar. At this luncheon over 160 women representing many different organizations, including patriotic, literary, civic and philanthropic clubs, were charmingly entertained and amalgamated, through the skill and tact of the hostess into a sociable and thoroughly acquainted company of women. By a system of cards and index lists which hung In the reception room every guest knew her table as she entered the large ballroom at Delmonico'B, where the luncheon was spread. Intimate friends of Mrs. Roebling presided at the small tables, that, each holding eight; circled the large round one In the center of the room at which were seated Mrs. Roebling, Mrs. Manning and special dignitaries of the D. A. R. and Soroste assembled to do her honor. When the guests were all seated and before she had taken her own place, Mrs. Roebling went about from table to table, giving a word of welcome to every one and assuring herself that no one at any table was unknown to all the others of its company. When the coffee was served, Mrs. Roebling arose and in a few graceful words presented Mrs. Manning and welcomed her guests! Then, in the most informal and delightful way, she asked one and another of tbe ladies present to say a word, her lively challenges bringing out every time clever and absolutely impromptu speeches from those to whom they were addressed. International convention Baptist roon$ People's Unions ol America. RICHMOND, V/\. JULY 13-16, 1899. .ONLY... One Fare Round Trip H BIG FOUR." Ticket* will be on sale July 1 1 i " or address the underslgneS E. 0. McCORMICK, WARREN ). LYNCH, T,MI. *„. lMt . fleiu Ei| CINCINNATI. O. i Kansas in the Philippines Considerate. Hilda—Ttart »vfwl 014 hat. raiia! Whydoyouv»W»? Wfe <a*r yxZg- er sisterji-Hjfv your sake, $*&. i »%a««Y6 < y tW |p |f ^ Is maklntr a reputation for courare and patrlotUm'that stirs ourblJS Kansas ja the Cornfields, Wheatflelds and orchards has al- yields thVi tonlSlw ?S» wwlffou wells,coal, lead and salt mines furnish "Wftat's the Matter With Kansas?" and tor Jiforaa- t on about howeseekero 1 excursion tickets via Santa Fe Route. Central P»«enget O««, Tfce Atchluoa, Topeka & Suit P« Rill CHICAGO. w : • • • • : : • • Wbeo Answering JWYertJsemeata .. ^. _____ MeaHoji W. N. U M D$a Np, 37.—itio^

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