The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 18, 1894 · Page 2
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TABMNACLE PULPIT. "ttffe ftUSttC fN tHE PALACA' OF THE KINO. '«toS*t>h in Tet Alive: twill Go Add S*« Mlto Before t Die," O«i. 45:88—IhO Strength and R«ward ot tareatal Attach meat*. BROOKLYN, July 8.-—Rev. Dr. Talmage, Who is now nearing the Antipodes, on his round-4he-world journey, has selected as the subject for his sermon i through the press to-day. "The Rustic in the Palace," the text being Baleen from Gen. 45:23, "1 will go and see him before 1 die." Jacobihad long since passed the hundred year mile-stone. ,In those times people were distinguished for longevity. In the centuries afterward persons lived to great age. Galen, the most celebrated physician of his time, took so little of his own medicine that he lived to 140 years. A man of undoubted veracity on the witness stand in England swore that he remembered an event Mo years before. Lord Bacon speaks of a countess who hud cut three set of teeth, and died at HO years. Joseph Crele of Pennsylvania, lived 140 years. In Jsr.r a, book was printed containing the names of thirty-seven persons who lived ] >0 years, and the names of eleven persons who lived 150 years. Among the grand old people of whom w have record was Jacob, the shepherd of the text. But he had a bad lot i f boys. They were jealous and ambitious aud every way unprincipled. Joseph, however, seemed to be an exception; but he had been gone many years, and the probability was that he was dead. As sometimes now in a house you will find kept at the tablo a vacant chair, a plate, a knife, a fork, for some deceased member of the family, so Jacob kept in his heart a plate for his beloved Joseph. There sits the old man, the Hock of HO years in their flight having- alig-htea lon»- enough to leave the murks of their claw on forehead and cheek and temple. His long beard snows down over his chest. His eyes are somewhat dim, and lie can see further when they arc closed than when they are open, for he can see clear back into the time when beautiful Rachel, his wife, was living, and his children shook the Oriental abode with their merriment. . The centenarian is sitting dreaming over the past when he hears a wagon rumbling to the front door. He gets up and goes to the door to see who has arrived, and his long absent sons from Egypt come in and announce to him that Joseph instead of being dead is living in an Egyptian palace, with all the investiture of prime minister, next to the king in the mightiest empire of all the world! The news was too sudden and too g-lad for the old man, and his cheeks whiten, and ho has a dazed look, and his staff falls out of his hand, and he would have dropped had not his sons caught him and led him to a lounge and put cold water on his face, and fanned him a little. In that half delirium the old man mumbles something about his son Joseph. He says: "You don't mean Joseph, do you? my dear son who has been dead so long. You don't mean Joseph, do you?" But after they had cully resuscitated him, and the news was confirmed, the tears begin their winding way down the crossroads of the wrinkles, and the sunken lips of !the old man quiver, and he brings his bent fingers together as he says: "Joseph is yet alive. I will go and Bee him before I die." i It did not take the old man a great while to get ready, I warrant you. He put on the best clothes that the shepherd's wardrobe could afford. He got into the wagon, and though the aged are oautious and like to ride slow, the wagon did not get along fast enough for this old man; and when the old men met Joseph's chariot coining down to meet him, and Joseph got out of the thariot and got into the wagon and Jhrew his arms around his father's neck, it was an antithesis of royalty and rusticity, of simplicity and pomp, of filial affection and paternal love, which leaves us so much in doubt about whether we had better laugh or cry, that we do both. So Jacob kept the resolution of the text—"I will go and see him before I die. " What a strong and unfailing thing is pai-ental attachment! Was it not almost time for Jacob to forget Jo* seph? The hot suns of many summers had blazed on the heath; the river Nile had overflowed and receded, overflowed and receded again and again; the seed had been sown and the harvest reaped; stars rose and set; years of plenty and years of famine had passed on; but the love of Jacob for Joseph in my text is overwhelmingly dramatic. Oh, that is a cord that is no*) snapped, though pulled on by ojany decades! Though when the little child expired the parents may not have been more than 35 years of age, and now they are 75, yet the vision of the cradle, and the childish face, and the first utterance of the infantile 1 lips are fresh to-(lay, in spite of the passage of a h-alf century. Joseph was as fresh in Jacob's memory as over, though at 17 years of age the boy had disappeared from the old homestead- I found io our iitmily record the story pf an Infant that ha4 died fifty years before, and I said*tP my parents: *'Wtt»t is thin record, an4 what does it mean?" Tljeir chief answer was a long, deep §ifb. It was yet to thenj a. yery ten- £ey fiprrow. What does tU^ &H |»ea«? it weans our sl purs, yet, afld that cpr4 fff pent reaching across WtU it Mngg uj With those long been They realize it 5s 1-eunioa from whom they hate separated. 1 am often asked as pastor— and every pastor is asked the question — "Will my children b6 children in heaven and forever children?" Well, there was no doubt a great change in Joseph from the time Jacob lost him and the time when Jacob found him— between the boy 17 years of age and the man in mid-life, his forehead developed with the great business of stats: but Jacob was glad to get back Joseph anyhow, and it did not make much difference to the old matt whether the boy looked older or looked vpunger. And it will be enough joy fo'r that pare" tit' if fie" "can "ge t back that son, that daughter, at the gate of heaven, whether the departed loved one shall come a cherub or in full- grown angel- hood. There must be a change wrought by that celestial cli mate and by those supernal years, but it will only be from loveliness to more loveliness, and from health to more radiant health. O parent, as you think of the darling panting and white from membraneous croup, I want you to know it will be gloriously bettered in that land where there has never been a death and where all the inhabitants will live on in the great future as long as God! Joseph was Joseph notwithstanding the palace, and your child will be your child notwithstanding all the raining splendors of everlasting noon. What a thrilling visit was that of the old shepherd to the prime minister Joseph! I see the old countryman seated in the palace looking around at the mirrors and the fountains and the carved pillars, and oh! how he wishes that Rachel, his wife, was alive and she could have come there with him to see their son in his great house. "Oh," says the old man within himself, "I do wish Rachel could be here to see all this!" I visited at the farm house of the father of Millard Fillmoro when the son was President of the United Ktates, and the octogenarian farmer entertained me until 11 o'clock at nig-ht telling me what great things he saw in his son's house at Washington, and what Daniel Webster said to him, and how grandly Millard treated his father in the white house. The old man's face was illumined with the story until almost midnight, lie had just been visiting his son at the capitol. And \ suppose it was something of the same joy that thrilled the heart of the old shepherd as he stood in the palace of the prime- minister. It is a great day with you when your old parents come to visit you. Your little children stand around with great wide-open eyes, wondering, how anybody could be so old. '1 he parents can not stay many days, for they are a little restless, and especially at ! nightfall, because they sleep better in their own bed; but while they tarry you somehow feel there ia a benediction in every room in the house. They are a little feeble, and you make it as easy as you can for them, and you realize they will probably not visit you very often — perhaps never again. You go to their room after they have retired at nig-ht to sec if the lights are properly put out, for the old people understand candle aud lamp better than the modern apparatus for illumination. In the morning, with real interest in their health, you ask them how they rested last night. Joseph, in the historical scene of the text, did not think any more of his father than you do of your parents. The probability is, before they leave your house they half spoil your children with kindness. Grandfather and grandmother are more lenient and indulgent to your children than they ever were with you. And what wonders of revelation in the bombazine pocket of the one and the sleeve of the other! Blessed is that home where Christian parents come to visit! Whatever may have been the style of the architecture when they came, it is a palace before they leave. If they visit you fifty times, the two most memorable visits will be the first and the last. Those two pictures will hang in the hall of your memory while memory lasts, and you will remember just how they looked and where they sat, and what they said, and at what figure of the carpet, and at what door sill they parted with you, giving you the final good-by. Do not be embai-rassed if your father come to town and he have the manners of the shepherd, and if your mother come to town and there be in her hat no sign of costly millinery, The wife of the Emperor Theouosius said a wise thing when she said: "Husband, remember what you lately were, and remember what you are and be thankful. " By this time you all notice what kindly provision Joseph made for his father Jacob, Joseph did not say: "I can't have the old man around this place. How clumsy he would look climbing up these marble stairs, and walking over these mosaics! Then he would be putting his hands upon some of these frescoes. People would wonder where that old greenhorn came from. He would shock all the Egyptian court with his manners at table. Besides that he might get sick on my hands, and he might be querulous, and he Bjight tall? to jne as though I were p»ly a boy, wlieu I am second man it* all the realm, Of course, he must not suffer, and if there is famwe jn his country— and J hear there is— J will send him some provisions: but J can't take a frpm Pandanarana and introduce into this polite Egyptian court. What a nuisance it is tP have paor relations!" sot say thai mget his Q f $he the e rest o* too Joseph put <86ffl«teff. dreti were 66 kind t<S th6ir parents. if the father hate lar^e tfrofjertft and he be wise e&eragh to keep It ia his otvn name, he will be respected bt the heirS; bttt hotv ofteft it is Whfifl the son finds hid father in fattitie, as Joseph found Jacob in faming the young people te§k« it ref $ haM fo* the old tnati. they ate so sflrpfised he eats With a knife instead of a fork. They ate chagrined 'at his antedelu- tian habits. They are prof oked be* cause he can .not hear as well as he used to, and when he asks it over again, and the son has to repeat it, he bawls in the bid man's eat: ' I hope you hear thatl" How long- he must wear the old coat or the old hat before they get him a new one! How chagrined they are at his ittdepend* ence of the English grammar! flow long he hangs on! Seventy years and not gone yet! Sevetity*five years and not gone yet! Eighty years and not gone yet! Will he ever go? They think it of no use to hate a doctor in his last sickness, and go up to the drug store and get a dose of something that makes him worse, and economize on a coffin, and beat the undertaker down to the last point, giving a note for the reduced amount, which they neve? pay- I have officiated at obsequies of \ged people where the family have been so inordinately resigned to Providence that I felt like taking my text from Proverbs: "The eye that mocketh at its father, and rofuseth to obey its mother, thcj ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it." In other words, such tin ingrate ought to have a flock of crows for pall-bearers! I congratulate you if you have the honor of providing for aged parents. The blessing of • the Lord God of Joseph and Jacob will bo on you. I may say in regard to the -most of you that your parents have probably visited you for the last time, or will soon pay you such a visit, and I have wondered if they will ever visit you in the king's palace. "Oh," you say, "I am in the pit of sin!" Joseph was in the pit. "Oh," you say, "I am in the prison of mine iniquity!" Joseph was once in prison. "Oh," you say, "I didn't have a fair chance; I was denied maternal kindness!" 'Joseph was denied maternal attendance!" "Oh," you say, "I am far away from the land of my nativity!" Joseph was far from home. M 0h," you say, "I have been betrayed and exasperated!" Did not Joseph's 'brethren sell him to passing- Lshmaelitish caravan? Yet God brought him to that emblazoned residence; and if you will trust his grace in Jesus Christ, you, too, will be empalaced. Oh, what a day that will be when the old folks come from an adjoining mansion in heaven, and find you amid the alabaster pillars of the throne-room and living with the King! They are com- ng up the steps now, and the epau< .etted guard of the palace rushes in and says: "Your father's coming,, your mother's coming!" And when under ,he arches of precious stones and on the pavement of porphyry you greet each other, the scene will eclipse the meeting- on the Goshen highway, when Joseph and Jacob fell on each other's neck and wept a good while. 'But oh, how changed the old folks. will be! Their cheek smoothed into the flesli of a little child. Their stooped posture lifted into immortal symmetry. Their foot now so feeble, then with the sprjghtness of a bounding roe, as they shall say to you: "A spirit passed this way from earth and told us that you were wayward and dissipated after \ve left the world; but you have repented, our prayer has been ausw r ered, and you are here; and as we used to visit you on earth before we died, now we visit you in your new home after our ascension. " And father will say, "Mother, don't you see Joseph is still alive?" and mother will say, "Yes, father, Joseph is yet alive. " And then they will talk over their earthly anxieties in regard to you, and the midnight supplications in your behalf, and they will recite to each other the scrip. ture passage with which they used to cheer their staggering' faith: "I will be a God to thee and thy seed aftej thee." Oh, the palace, the palace, the palace! That is what Richard Baxter called "The Saints' Everlasting Rest." That is what John Bunyan called the "Celestial City,", Thrift Young's "Night Thoughts" turnecW into morning exultations, That ia. Gray's "Elegy in ' a Churchyard" turned to resurrection spectacle, TJiat is the "Cotter's Saturday Night" exchanged for the "Cotter's Sabbath morning. That is the shepherd o| Salisbury Plains amid the flocks on the hills of heaven. That is the famine-struck Padaparam into the rich pasture fields of That is Jacob visiting Joseph at emerald cfestte- _ SOME NQTVABlL,mE9. &MSS Of WOMAN'S i« SHU ft cfeit in tad the * ei* Cfepoa Still the FA»hl6rt, is as much in fatof this as it was last. It well desefves its popularity, It drapes most efieetiveiy, and the aif ojf elegance it lends its wearef is fully appreciated by the sea* son's shoppers. liere is a gown of plain silk and wool etepon, which is dhie enough to attract attention anywhere. In color it is golden brown. The skirt is made over a foundation of taffeta, which is finished with a ruffle of lace. Medal* lions of butter-colored lace adorn the crepon skirt all the way around. The novel handkerchief waist is particularly adapted for outdoor wear, Over a tight-fitting bodice of shimmer- _______ ,-,-» 6fi Bltse, of blftoK of* Hd 46phyf8-*-ift eofdei tifly fehecked batistes ftnd th6 twill with navy ffound aM a twisted ftord 1 stflf>e will be aash wdfa. Masi 1 Women adopt the light woolen matetfc file, §S they re quire no washing and are rather mete serviceable, on & faifiy day they app^a* tc» bfittef id* Vantage and can hold their owix in the sunshine. Bnttuhcf JB-oot Her summer completion is only thing of interest to the summer girl indeed, it is not the point of chief importance to heft Her feet are the subject which engrosses her best mental effort, she has discovered from past experiences that 'whether she rushes about tennis courts or languishes on piazzas, whether she Stands iti statuesque wall-flower pose in ball rooms er dances all the even* ing t whether she climbs mountains or is driven over them, her feet are apt to trouble her. The explanation is not far to seek Heat seems to expand the feet and has no apparent effect on shoes, Therefore the shoes purchased in April are General JJooth, of the Salvation army, says that hj> never reads tb,p newspapers, The Suez canal company has voted. an annual pension of 5,OQO franoj each to Pe keseeps, tbJrfceeB djilclrgn,, Ellen Terry's first Ju^ George Frederic Watts, the an4 veteran rpyaj Academician, livingy a»d past seventy' pr, John Contee Fairfa.* of land, is tee pnjy E.ngiisb peer " token, 0regJy o| t-lje p,b,s,erye<j> jh,a,$ near $be Jfywfc.fe p,pie a ipe coYjirej} Jaijcl, ing brown silk is draped a crepon kerchief. It is edged with butter-colored lace, falls softly over the shoulders and is caught in a loose knot at the waist line, being held there by a^satin rosette. An odd shaped collar of silk, which has the appearance of revers, is worn over it. The deep cuff of the sleeve, which reaches from the wrist to the elbow, is of silk, crossed with medallions of lace. Over this the kerchief falls in two graceful frills. For the Baby Girl. The very small girls who are too young to be miniature pictures of their mammas are wearing the dearest little dresses that the shops have seen for many a day. Of course, the gowns are all pure white. One favorite desigpt is made of muslin with a short empire waist and a ftul plain skirt. Tiny tucks are the sole decoration of the skirts. Short balloon puffs form the sleeves, They are wlined an4 the baby arm is visi« We beneath,, A deep collar of £ne embroidery OP lace falls over the front of the waist and the shoulders. Just above the waiat line the muslin is sbirred with a 1?»»4 through whipjj a ribbon j§ rim- TWe way be of a, delicate oolorj tl»Q\igb pure white is String 1 eolpr is one }oB»bJe shades, wliite, Wwe , which instruments of torture in Juiy. ^«.ll shoes for summer wear should be at least half a size larger than those worn in the winter. Low shoes 'Which leave the ankles free and the circulation unimpeded are best for all use except walking-. In walking-, a boot which does not admit sand and which supports the ankle is a positive necessity. Laced boots should be worn for walking- rather than buttoned ones, for the laced ones admit of being loosened or tightened to meet the demands of the occasion. Fairly stout soles are desirable, but the lightest possible leather, brown in color rather than black, as the lighter shade absorbs less heat. The young woman with an ambition toward a waist of twenty inches will find that her feet give her serious inconvenience, The undue compression at the waist produces pain and swelling- in the wrists and ankles until they are positively shapeless. Of course the only remedy for this malady is to stop the tight lacing, When one is very weary and footsore after a summer day, soak the feet in tepid water, in which a little ammonia has been dropped, As the water becomes cool, add hot water to keep the temperature even. Dry the feet and rub them gently and thoroughly with a mixture consisting of an ounce of linseed oil, an ounce of lime water and d half drachqa of spirits of camphor, well shaken. After the feet have been rubbed with this mixture they should be wrapped in soft linen and rested awhile. Even the most tired and sore feet will be refreshed by tWs treatment, and their pos»es9or will feel like another woman. W0w Way of Arranging fcace, Lace is more worn every 4ay. Tfte new way of arranging jt qn the Marts Antoinette waistcoats is yeiygyaqg, fui« The waistcoat is cpropps.^ pj, pale s»tin or figured sli»t Bilk W full; but if quite plain, Brocade, moire antique can be used, it worn with a belt or m^dt ji*st the waist line, a^d always fastens .the back, gollaj- ami belt are of o,pl< pped velvet, fastened with tl»e inevitable paste buc.fcieg, " 4 4§§p flgunse oj tbe new flat g»ipw laee f&lje Iron the ceilay Vand, «j«it§ shor t in 'Aeppeein# into peints, whieb de§ee»'4 QB the gitet o« tp the 4rpi» 91 Wig wost fm h T}ie Poplar The chafing fee, ^especially half, a great' living in a flat &t lord* , fro wW ewts thle yea* i» etyjp-ip light yellow A m mti pittitftA w-Jrtl Wv»!w;taMiff- A Good Bfgf nd 6f a mm td fit tton tesd to out business?" ftaid But trettSf thftfi of push?" that-be ThaS ftgftat deat Pepf<§6tijr fiva«g6iiat-"My g&«i like Id labor With yott. 1 ' UfaregeneratS— "All right. IroUtttfttthS vM-ifcger afld I'll finae the clothes." the Heat Demon of the It not tt spook, bnfc a reality. It is nattfas* ft "bo'gie" nor a "keipw," abr any otfaef ef those spirit! Which the credulous have supposed to haunt the banks of rivers and streams after dusk. Its name is malaria. arid though invisible, it is Very terrible and tenacious When it seizes you. Hod- tetter's Stoiflach Bitters 'drives it atfay, nor Will it attack those whose systems are fortified with the great medicinal defensive ngetit. The miasmatic mists of early rnorniag, the vapors exhaled at eventide may be safely breathed by those protected by the Bitters, in the tropics, where every form of malarial disease threatens the sojdurner, and is particularly virulent •when developed, the Bitters is the best reHaiiceof the inhabitant. For 'dyspepsia, liver complaint, lack of visor, appetite and steep; for rheumatism and nervousness the Bitters is a sure and safe remedy. 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