The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on September 19, 1894 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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1CHA1MIN& WHITER. "CUBtiS YO&K6" t»REttY tit PHfute life she ts MM. John Rich inoftd te«—Shfe \Von 6occ*M Thrangh Hfet flt-st tlterAty Jteftoi-t—Bet I'M «fcte Life. HE writer, who, as "Curtis Yorke," ia known to so many readers, bears, in private life, the name of Mrs. John Richmond Lee. Born and educated at Glasgow, where her father, the late John Jex Long, was n, prominent citizen, she is, nevertheless, of English origin, her father being a native of Norfolk, and her mother of Yorkshire. She wrote stories from her earliest childhood, and was given to copying disjointed scraps on her exercise books at school, but it was not until after her marriage with Richmond Lee, a mining engineer, which took plf.ce in 18S1, that she wrote a complete novel. This, her first work of fiction, "That Little Girl," was in one volume, and was written partly in Glasgow and partly in Moffat, during the latter part of the year 1885. In 1880 it appeared in Ell the glory of print, and is now in its fourth edition. * tft« fraH of the A wfite* Sfi the Lond<» tim.6s Sty* dl the prediction, ' 'it defines, bf ednfse, fad authority Irotn thS V e d& Itor have Wet after some inqa5f > y,tre6tt ab'lS tb discbvef a tef erence tb it ia anf test belonging tb this classical Sanskrit |peribd The earliest aftthefitid ubtice has been 'traced fib further back thatt the ReWa-Khunea, a local sacred poem in honbf of the" Naf bada. Sixty years ago Sir Henry Sleemafl mentioned it in his journal a? current in the Narbada region of the Central Provinces. About the year JSSO SirMonier Monier- Williams heard a good deal concerning it from the Brahmins of Western India at Ahma* dabad. The change Was to take place in 1851 bf the Samvat era, correspond- lS94-'95 of our era* "The ceremonial cycle of the Uin-- doos is one of twelve years, and the bathing festivals ott the Ganges ' have each twelfth year a special reljeioUs value. At the last of these cyclic an* niversaries the devotion of the popu» lace was stimulated by the rumor that' they had betler take advantage of it lest the sanctity of the Ganges should depart before the next occasion arrived. Unprecedented multitudes flocked to the bathing places along its banks, and the demonstration was considered of sufficient importance to find its way into the official record of the period." In Hungary it is the custom for thb groom to give the bride a kick after the wedding ceremony to make her feel her subjection. CDRTIS YORKE. Mrs. Lee's first short story, "A Drawn Game," was written in the winter of 18SC, and appeared in Temple liar. She was fortunate in at once securing- public favor. All her novels sell well, and have passed into various editions. Among 1 them her own preference is for "Hush," published by Bently in 1888, and "A Romance of Modern London," in 1891. Curtis Yorke's method of working is interesting 1 . She generally makes a man the central figure of her story, and, talcing his character, develops it. She then sketches in the other characters, blocks out the incidents and chapters, and leaves this framework for a time while she identifies herself with the whole idea. At intervals she jots down such scenes as come vividly before her. Her next proceeding is to write out the whole thing in pencil and read it aloud to her husband, Irf he approves she writes it once more in pencil, with any suggestions and improvements, and finally makes a fair copy in ink. Mrs. Lee reads a great deal, but besides the noteworthy new books she lias many old favorites that she reads over and over again. Among these she reckons Plato, Emerson and George Eliot, Puring the eight years that "Curtis Yorke" has pursued the vocation cf novelist she has published ten books, the 'last being "Between the Silences," which issued in April SACBEP RIVER. India WUturbecl by nn Old Prophecy Concerning the Ganjjea. The ancient prophecy to which reference has been made more than opcft, that the sanctity of the $ive:r Ganges will pass to the Narbada in 189-^95, lias been quotec! very widely by the Indian press, and is said to be cre^ting- more uneasiness than the mango- smearing-, It appears that, what with indignation meetings ia every part of (lip cpuntry to protest against the sacrifice of Ipdian finance to the Manchester vote, and murderous feuds 0f the Mohammedans and Hindoos, crin}in#l trials fop slander which rwQg out of missionary misrepresentations on , the opium ques- Jfioo, »n^ the flemaucl for the public prosecution o{ 9, leading missionary jpuynai |ov insulting native religious Jjeliels,' a wave df unrest is again passing over }ndi». ' . TseeareYiteU; in ]m GOV. JOHN T. RICH. Twice Xominated by the llepubllcans of Michigan. rJohnT. Eich, recently renominated by Michigan republicans as their candidate for governor, is one of the several Wolverine executives who likes to be known as the "farmer governor." His two immediate predecessors,like Cincinnatus of old, laid down the plow helves to take up the reins of statu. Gov. Rich had not done active GOV. JOHN T, . farming for some ' years previous to the campaign of 1863, but it has been facetiously csaid that he still had enough hay seeds concealed in the corners of his vest pockets to convince skeptical ejectors of the rural dis* tricts. He was elected by a majority of about 13,000 over Judge Morse pf the Michigan Supreme oourt. His »d.» mjpistration »of the office of gpver-- aor h,as been marked with some poll- eruptions at the state capitaj, 4 Tattooed William Furness, a son of Dr, Horace Howard Furness, the noted Shake* sperian scholar, is probably the most artistically tattooed man in the world, 4 splendid reproduction of the gpdi dees of love cover* his chest, an4 the god of thunder illuminates his bfcck. Snakes and birds b.y the dozen njarh his arms anc} thighs. A pagoda is 40* signed on one sh,owlder, and a fearful and wonderful collection of geojn,ejj» yjcal 4e§igns cover the other stopper, A Chinese boat is tattooed on one leg, a dragon }o0k.9 up from the other, jurist who &«ecuted these des|ga« f lor Of SAIMf S, the Sectftfton fil*6t Gets A Sftti&iiig iJ6ntrt»Mfttl6H— f With afid 0! , N. Y. 4 Talmage, tvhd is iiotfr iti whence he wilt shortly sail for Ceyloh and India, has selected as the subject for to-day's serinon- through the press, "CommuHioti of Sai&ts," tlie v tekt chosen being- Judges JSiVi, "Then said they unto him, fiay now Shibboleth; and he &aid Sibboleth; for he eotild not fratne to pronounce it right Theft they tooft him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan.'' Do you know the difference bf pro-* nunciation between shibboleth and sibboleth? A very small ttnd tittim* portant difference, you say. And yet, that difference Was the difference be« tweeu life and death of a great many people. The Lord's people, Gilead and Ephraim, got into a great fight, and Ephraiin was worsted, and on the retreat caine to the fords of the river Jordan to cross. Order was given that all Ephraimites coming there be slain. But how coilld it be found out who were Ephraimites? They were detected by their pronunciation. Shibboleth was a word that stood for river. The Ephraimites had a brogue of their own, and when they tried to say "shibboleth" always left out the sound of the "h." When it was asked that they say shibboleth they said sibboleth. and were slain. ''Then said they unto him, say now shibboleth; and he said sibboleth, for lie could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him and slew him at the passages of Jordan. " A very small difference, you say, between Gilead and Ephraim, and yet how much intolerance about that small difference! The Lord's tribes in our time — by which I mean the different denominations of Christians — sometimes magnify a very small difference, and the only difference between scores of denominations to-day is the difference between shibboleth and sibbo- leth. The church of God is divided into a great number of denominations. Time would fail me to tell of the Caivinists, and the Arminians, and the Sab- batarians, and the Baxterians, and the Bunkers, and the Shakers, and the Quakers, and the Methodists, and the Baptists, and the Episcopalians, and the Lutherans, and the Congregationalists. and the Presbyterians, and the Spiritualists, and a score of other denominations of religionists, some of them founded by very good men, some of them founded by very egotistic men, some of them founded by very tad men. But as I demand for myself liberty of con-science, I must give that same liberty to every other man, i-emembering that he no more differs from me than I differ from him. I advocate the largest liberty in all religious belief and form of worship. In art, in politics, in morals, and in religion, let there be no gag law, no moving of the previous question, no persecution, no intolerance. You know that the air and the water keep pure by constant circulation, and I think there is a tendency in religious discussion to purification and moral health. B.etween the fourth and sixteenth centuries the church proposed to make people think aright by prohibiting discussion, and by strong censorship of the press, and rack, and gibbet, and hot lead down the throat, tried to make people orthodox; but it was discovered that you can not change a man's belief by twisting of his head, nor make a man see differently by putting an awl through his eyes. There is something in a man's conscience which will hurl off the mountain that you threw upon it, and unsinged of the fire, out of the flame will make red wings on which the martyr will mount to glory, In that time of which I speak, between the fourth and sixteenth centuries, people went from the house of God into the most appalling iniquity, and right along by consecrated altars there were tides of drunkenness and licentiousness such as the world never heard of, and the very sewers of perdition broke loose and flooded the church. After awhile the printing press was freed, and it broke the shackles of the human mind, Then there came a large number of bad books, and where there was one man hostile to the Christian religion, there were twenty men ready to advocate it; so I have not any nervousness JQ regard to thi's battle going oil between Truth and Error. The truth will conquer just as certainly as that God is stronger than the devil, Let Error run if you only let Truth run along with it, Urged on by sceptic's shout and transcendentalist's , spur, let it rup, God's angels of wrath are in hot pursuit, and quicker than eagle's beak clutches put a hawk's heart, God's vengeance will tear it to pieces. I propose to spe»k to you of sec- tari&nism-^ite origin, its evils, and its cures, There are those who would make u,s think that this monster, with horns, and hoofs, is religion, I sha.ll chase it to it* hiding place, an4 drag it out of the caverns of darkless, an3 rip off its hjde. But I want to .make a distinction Vetween, bigotry »»d thj lawful fondness. fpp peculiar r belief and forms of worship, j no admiration for . . and temptation, a.Rd. with soiA that mqst alter twWJe. gtian4 fee,* fore a, throne ' of ipsySerabie Bess, m a day wh,eg the rp.fik.iRg <rf the mountains a»4 tlie Uwing- of heaven^ a Q d fche, uph<?avjtl g| the tout ffety «SutK dggidt otir forte df wt^hlffc GeOfge Whllefield Was goliSg o*er & ^aaki* rftthe? roflgtilf fof &onf« of his religioa& sfitiliftietits aftd the tftftkef said: «'tJeOrgg f 1 afh as thoti art( 1 aifi for bfifigilS^ Alt nlefl td tlift hdpe of tie gospel; thefefofe, if Ihbti wilt not qnaffel with ffeg ftbUut toy bfoad briM, I witl fldfc quaf ml With thee abdtlt thy black gown, tietir^e, gifrfi toS thf hahd. 1 "' In tradfig ollt the religion of sectarianism, of bigotry, 1 find that a gfeikt deal of it comes frotn Wrong education ia the hotte feif cle. There are parents Who do not think it toronf to caricature and jeef the peculiar~fofms of fe- ISgioa itt the Wbrld, atid detioUnc6 Other sects and other denOinitiatidns. It is Very ofteh the case that that kind of education ttcts just opposite to what Was expected, and the children grow up, and, aftef a While, go and s6e for themselves; and, looking in those entireties, atid finding that tlie people are good there, and they love God aad keep his CoittWattdttients, by natural reaction they go and join those very churchea I could mention the names of prominent ministers of the gospel who spent their whole life bombarding other denominations and who lived to see their children preach the gospel in those very denominations. But it is often the case that bigotry starts in a household, and that the subject of it never recovers. There are tens of thousands of bigots 10 years old. I think sectarianism and bigotry also rise from too great prominence of any one denomination in a community. All the other denominations are wrong, and his denomination is right because his denomination is the most wealthy or the most popular, or the most influential, and it is "our" church, and "our" religious organization, and "our" choir, and "our" minister, and the man tosses his head, and wants other denominations to know their places. It is a great deal better in any community when' the great denominations of Christians are about equal in power, marching side by side for the world's conquest Mere outside prosperity, mere worldly power, is no evidence that the church is acceptable to God. Better a barn with Christ in the manger than a cathedral with magnificent harmonies rolling through the long drawn aisle, and an angel from heaven in the pulpit, if there be no Christ in the chancel, and no Christ in the robes. Bigotry is often the child of ignorance. You seldom find a man with large intellect-who is a bigot. It is the man who thinks he knows a great deal, but does not. That man is always a bigot The whole tendency to education and civilization is to bring out of that kind of state of mind and leart .There was in the far east a great obelisk, and one side of the obelisk was white, another side of the obelisk was green, another side of the obelisk was blue, and travelers went and looked at that obelisk but they did-not walk around it One man looked at one side, another at another side, and they came home each one looking at only one side; and they liappened to meet, the story says; and they got into a rank quarrel about the color of that obelisk. One man said it was white, another man said it was green, another man said it was blue, and when they were in the very tieat-of the controversy a more intelligent traveler came, and said, "Gentlemen, I have seen that obelisk, and you are all right, and you are all wrong. Why didn't you walk all around the obelisk?" Look out for the man who sees only one side of a religious truth. .Look out for the man who never walks around about these great theories of God and eternity and the dead. He will be a bigot inevitably—the man who only sees one side. There is no man more to be pitied than he who has in his head just one idea—no more, no less. More light, less sectarianism. There is nothing that will so soon kill bigotry as sunshine—God's sunshine, So I have set before you what I consider to be the causes of bigotry. "I have set before you the origin of this great evil. What are some of the baleful effects? First of all it cripples investigation. You are wrong, and I am right, and that ends it No taste for exploration, no spirit 0^ investigation. From the glorious realm of God's truth, oyer which an archangel might fly from eternity to eternity and not reach the limit, the man shuts himself out and dies, a blind mole under a corn shock, II stops all investigation. While each denomination of Chrjs> tians is to present all the truths of the Bible, it seems to me that God has given to each denomination an especial mission to give particular emphasis to some one doctrine! and so the Ca> vinistie churches mus.t present the sovereignty of God, and the Arminian churches must present man's free agen,oy« and the • Episcopal churches must present the importance pf order and solemn ceremony) an4 the Bap* churches nwst present the B»ty of ordinances, and the, tional ehureU mu§t present the lity «l the io^iyjiiual and tbg Methodist ojjurcb mwet show, what holy. eftUi»8},a§w. Jwrty l singing can While 'eapfe 4en9m|na.t}»n pf. } W 6it( est fprfU nil Qt the BJbh^ I teil it m .esp-eeially i»« fitlfe M tfi«vlSnv atfd the Scelellttsticai teigkBaiS 6vef£ ^liHnef, and they 1 Haft "Weil, 1 guess ril take the broad road; there is SO flinch Shftrff-shoTOtintf bfi the" Haf* row road t guess I'll l*y the bro'ad foftdt " tffaheiS 1 66 hated the* Luit6fanS that life said that if hg thought there Wag OtoS dfdp 6f ImtfterSti bloed iH his veifls he WbUld pilhcttifs them and let that drop out. Just as long as tlierS is So ittuch hostility bettveeti de- nbmination and denomination, or be* tween one professed Christian afad another, Or between 6ti8 chtifeh afad another, 60 lofag hieii will be disgusted Witti the Christian religion, and sat, "If that is religion I want none of it." Again, bigotry and feeciariatlSsni do tffeat dahiage in the fact that they hinder the triumph of the gospel Oh, how much Wasted ammunition! how ffiatty men of splendid intellect have given their whole life to controversial disputes when, if they had given theic life to something practical, they might have been vastly useful! Suppose, while! speak there were ft common enemy coming up the bay, and all the forts around the harbor began to fire into each other—you would cry out, "National suicide! why don't those forts blaze away in one direction, and that against the common enemy?" And yet I sometimes see in the chur<Jh of the Lord Jesus Christ a strange thinggoing on; church agkinstelitirch, minister against minister, denomination against denomination, firing away into their own fort, or the fort which ought to be on the same side, instead of concentrating their energy and giving one mighty and everlasting volley against the navies of darkness riding up through the bayl Perhaps I might forcefully illustrate tliis truth by calling your attention to an incident which took place about twenty years ag-o. One Monday morning at about 2 o'clock, while her 900 passengers were-.sound asleep in her berths dreaming of homo, the steamer "Atlantic' 1 crashed into Mars Head. Five hundred souls in ten minutes landed in eternity. Oh, what a scene! Agonized men and women running'up and down the gangways and clutching for the rigging, and the plunge of the helpless steamer and the clapping of the hands of the merciless sea over the drowning and the dead threw two continents into terror. But see this brave quartermaster pushing out with the life line until he gets to the rock, and 'see these fishermen gathering up the shipwrecked, and taking them into the cabins, and wrapping them in the flannels snug and warm; and see that minister of the gospel, with three other men, getting into a life boat, and pushing out for the Wreck, pulling away across the surf, and pulling away until they saved one more man, and then getting back with him to the shore. Can those men ever forget that night? And can-they ever foeget their companionship in peril, companionship in struggle, companionship in awful catastrophe and rescue?. Never! Never! In whatever part of the earth they meet, they will be friends when they mention the story of that night when the "Atlantic" struck Mars Head. Well, my friends, our world has gone into a worse shipwreck. Sin drove it on the rocks. Tke old ship has lurched, and tossed in the tempests of six thousand years. Out with the lifeline! I do not care what denomination carries it. Out with the life boat! I do not care what denomination rows it. Side by side, in the memory of common>hardship,s, and common trials, and common prayers, and common tears, let us be brothers forever. We must be. One ariny of the living God, To his command \ce bow, Part of the host have crossed the flood, And part are crossing now, And I expect to see the day when all denominations of Christians s'lall join hands around the cross of Christ and recite the creed: "I believe in God the Father Almighty,Maker of heaven and eai-th, and in Jesus Christ, and in the communion of saints, and in life everlasting. Amen!" BITS OP BANTER, JU.OU What price 4o you set Ff A .Ppw of yoTO? ,Mr> Paipe.4e. here? flrieljer, air pr ha? ghe, been Km ova.* 1 Buskin — Is Cassius a good "Hamlet?" Thespis — No; he's only achieved the first syllable as yet, "Is »Fraulein Sussinilch at home?' 1 "No, sir." "Please tell her that I called." "I will tell her at once," Bacon— Does Pontnan make any» thing out of his writings? Egbert— I don't know, I never could wake any» thing out of them, '• George, seriously-^-Do yon thinl? ypur father would object to my mar* r ying you? Ada— I don't know,; if he's, any thing like me he would, - t ' Mrs,, Fogg— You have bee na naughty boy, and I shall have to father, Johnny— H'ni! jfust like •yyoinan! Can't Jtopp a He— Pshaw! WQney,l?Ht it write a poem. She, ' one ol the 6 s- , Wdfk yda ettfi tef«Jfcl'ipt tfwJ Onf . f If . >-r , f W fof & tegiMtnt «« suial ets i-ii mm. Iftklfi' anf et6ef iSian 1 * job 'WtHoti *hc t-endest ttem* ttensft ftecatl*. JfhfF qttSstioll ftftttff ally Btt^gestfi itS8lf v Which is "the fdiidest fidur faiettiSrt f«* ballst*' Mad tng readtf, ^hofie altefttieti Wo hotrd to eitgafe, 6V6f had a coflfcf8f8«f ivith bis stotnftch oti the Subject of &$B* pepsift? At ter convifacihg pfoofd thftt tfi» digestive organ hag got the uppef hand, has a tvisefesoft been made to Hostettef's Stomach Bitters? If so, the "fondest hoQf has been recalled by fflemory la the 1 . shape of ft lasting resutnptiofi of the power to digest, kssifmlate thoroughly ahd eat heartily Without fear of being uneotafor'k' able afterward. Whea the dinner bell, that "tocsin of the souls" stf iked agreeably upon the ear, the auditor thett greets it as a welcome sound and has tans to Obey its summons. The Bitters, so renowned as a stomachic, overcome, too, malaHaij bilibUd and kidney trouble, «nd fernedf nervods* tiess, rhcumatlstn attd sick headache. The Lord never depends much oti the ehurch member who oftti, but will not, pay his honest dues. One irar e JBitursiofls Sbuta via, C.a Round trip tickets will be sold from all stations on the Chicago & Eastern Illinois HE. on Sept. 4th, Oct. 3d, Nov. Oth and Deft 4th, 3894, at one fare, to points in Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Tickets good to re* turn for twenty days from date of sale. Stop over allowed on going or returning journey. For further particulars apply to any C.,&. E. T. B. R. agent or Chicago city ticket office, 230 Clark street, or to Charles L. Stone, G. P. & T. A., 355 Dearborn street, Chicago, 111. A firm in Augusta, Me., sends to potteries abroad photographs of places of note, and these views are artistically reproduced on pieces of china. Kid and silk gloves were worn only by. ladies of high rank in thoflfteenthcontury. It is hard to please the man who never knows what ho wants. • Is due to an impoverished condition of the blood. 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