The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on October 10, 1894 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 10, 1894
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Tttfi fcEPttfetfOAK, ALC30SA, IOWA, WEDSfcSDAt OCT. 10 THE SOCIAL TJLCEKS. JSH, ?ALMA6fe WibkEb f HE A*g, ito eats, the A*fefttie8 «sf lust Ah'd Social ttttlin atid Destruction Pollit* In -Their Wake—A Most Able Sermon. Sept. 30, 1894.— Set. Dr. who is still absen-t on his round- the' world tour, has selected as the subject of to-day's sermon, through the press: "The Quick Feet," the text chosen being Matthew U: vi: il \Vhen Herod's birthday \vaskept t thedauglv tef of Serpdias danced befdre them, afid pleased Met'od." It is the anniversary of Herod's birthday. The palace is lighted. The highways leading thereto are all ablaze with the pottip of invited guests, Lords, captains, merchant princes, the mighty men of the land are cbmjng to mingle in the festivk ties. The table Ss spread with all the , luxuries that royal purveyors can 'gather.. The guests, white robed and anointed and perfumed, come in and sit at the table. Music! The jests evoke roars of laughter. Riddles -are propounded. Repartee is indulged. Toasts are drank. The brain is befogged. The wit rolls on into uproar and blasphemy. They are not satisfied yet. Turn on more light. Pour ou.t more wine. Music! Sound all the trumpets. Clear the floor for a dance. Bring in Salome, the beautiful and ..accomplished princess. The door .opens, " and in bounds the dancer.. 'The lords are enchanted. Stand back 4 a'fid' make room for the brillcant gyra- ,tions.' These men never saw such "poetry of motion." Their Souls .'whirl in th'o reel and boupd with the •'bounding feet. Herod forgets crown ' and Ihrone and everything but the 1 fascinations of Salome. All the magnificence of his realm is as nothing .compared .with the splendor that whirls on -tiptoe before him, His body sways, from side to side, corre: spending with the motions of the enchantress. His soul is thrilled with the pulsations of th-e feet and bewitched with the taking postures and- attitudes more and more amazing. •'After. 1 a vhile he &its in enchanted silence looking at the flashing, leaping, bounding beauty, and as the dance closes. and the tinkling cymbnls, ., cease to clap and the thunders of applause that shook the palace begin to abate, the enchanted monarch swears to the^princely performer: /-Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me I will give it thee, to the half of my kingdom." Now, there was in .the prison at that time a minister of the gospel by the name of John the Baptist, and he had been making a great deal of trouble by preaching some very plain sermons. He bad denounced " the sins of the king and brought down upon him the •wrath of the females of the, royal household. : At the instigation of her mother, Salome takes advantage of th-e extravagant prp'mise of the 'king and says, "Bring me the head of John the Baptist on a dinner plate." Hark to the pound of feet outside the door and the clatter of swords. The 'executioners are returning from their awful errand. Open the door. They .enter, and they present the platter to Salome, What is on this platter? A new glass of wine to continue the uproarious merriment? No. Something redder" and costlier— the ghastly, bleeding heid of John the Baptist, the death glare still in the eye, the locks dabbled with the gore, the features still distressed with the last agony. This woman, who had whirled so'griicefuny in the dance, bends over the awful burden without a shuddei 1 . She gloats over the blood, and with as much indifference as a waiting" maid might take a tray, of empty glassware out of the room after an entertainment, Salome carries the dis* severed head of Jolro the Baptist. while all the banqueters shout wilh' laughter and think it a good joke that in so easy and quick a way they have got rid of an earnest and outspoken minister of '£he Gospel, Well, there is no ha*\m in a birthday festival, All the kings from Pharaoh's time had celebrated such occasions, *and why noji Herod? No harm 5n k.SpdUng the lights, No harm w &preading the Vanquet ,No hftrm in arousing music. Kvtt fl'PW the riot ) r - and wagsajl that closed the scene pf ^IliaVSay 1 every pure nature revolts, I this time to discuss the old }| t^ncing right or wropg? the questipn, does . rejparbg/,:j>jij9pfi to can-y 1 am fey tiAttit^al t«mpef&te«nfc fttrd i-e- ligiotis thebry opposed to the jposition taken by fill those who 'itf* horrified at playfulness ora the part of the young, and ifrho thiitk that nil questions are idecided^questions of decency and morals— by the (position of the feet, white an the Pthef hand, t can See nothing but ruin, tenipofal and etertiaif for those who go into the dis* sipations of social life, dissipations which have Already despoiled tliou* sands of young men and women of alt that is noble in character and useful 5ii life. Danelning is the graceful fflotfoti of the body adjusted by art to the Sound atld measures of musical inStfUtoent or of the human voice. All nations have danced. The ancients thought that Castor and Pollitx taught the art to the Lacedemonians. But whoever started it, all climes have adopted it. in ancient times they had the festal dance, the military dance, the mediatorial daJnce, the bacchanalian dance, .and queens and lords swaved to and fro in the gardens, and the rough backwoodstnan with this exercise awakened the echo of the forest There is something in the sound of lively music to evoke the movement of the hand and foot, whether cultured or Uncultured. Passing down the street we unconsciously Iceep step to the sound of the brass band, while the Christian in church with hrs foot beats time while his soul rises upon some grpat harmony. While this is *o in civilized lands, the red men of the forest have their scalp dances, their green corn dances, their war dancss. In ancient times the exercise was so utterly nnd completely depraved thfit 1he church anathematized it. The old Christian fathers expressed thpmselves most vehemently n.gainse it. St. Chrv- sostom says: "The feet were not given, f or dancintr, but -to walk modestly, not to leap impudently like camels." One of the dogmau of the ancient chnrch reads? A dance is the devil's possession, arid, he that enter- eth into. a dance entereth into his possession. As many paces as a man makes in dancing-, f""> many paces does he make to hell." •" Elsewhere the old dojrnias declared this: "The woman that sino-eth in the dnnce is the princess of the devil, and those that nn- .swer are her clerks, and the beholders. are his friends, and the music is his bellows, and thf fiddlers are the min- istprs of the devil. For a.s when hogs are strayed, if the hogsherd call one sill assemble together, so when the devil calleth one woman to sin pr in the dance, or to plav on some musical instruments, presently all the dancers crather together " This indiscriminate and universal denunciation of the exercise came from the fact', that it was utterly and completely depraved. But we.are not to discuss the eu.sloms of the Olden times, but customs now, Wo are not .to take the evidence of the ancient 'fathers, but our own conscience, enlightened' bv the word of God., is to be, the standard., .Oh, bring- no ha.rsh criticism upon the voiing. I would riot drive out from their soul the hilarities of life. I do not believe that the inhabitants of ancient Walps, when they stepped to thesound of the rustic harp, went down to ruin. I believe God intended the yo'ung people to laugh and romp and play. Ido not believe God would 'nave put exuberance in, the soul and exuberance in the body if he had not intended they should in somewise exercise it arid deriionstrate it, Jf'a mother join hands with her children and cross the floor to the sound of music, I see no harm. If a group of friends cross and re- cross the room to the sound of pinno well played, I see no harm. If a company, all of whom are known to host' and hostess as reputable, cross and recros-i the room to the sound of musical instrument. I see no harm, I tried for a long while. to see harm in it, I could not see any harm in it I never shall see any harm in that, Our men need to be kept young, young for many years longer than they are kept young, Never since my boyhood'days have I had more sympathy with the innocent hilarities of 'life than I haye now. What though we have felt heavy burdens! What though we have had to endure bard knocks! Is that any reason why we should stand in the way of those who, unstung 1 pf life's misfortunes, are full of exhilaration and glee? God bless the ybung! They w|U Jmve to wait man.y a longyear before they hear me sqy snvthipg that would depress their ardor or clip their wingi? or jn.aUe them believe that life is hav4 and 'cold »»d repulsive, It is not. I tell' them., judging from my own expedience, that they w}l} bo treated a great deal befct.ep than they' deserve, W e ha.Yf> np vight to the sea—-thousand^ and tens of tho t- sands of the bodies and souls annually consumed in the Conflagration of Hbboba. Social disstpatirii is the abettor <b? pride. It is the instigator of jealousy* it 58 the sacHficial altar of health, itift the defiler of the soul, it is the avehite of lust and it is the curse of evefy town on both sides of the se.*i. Social dissipation. It may be hard to draw the line and say that this .is right oft the on« side and that it is wrong on the other side, it is not necessary that Wo do that, for God has put a throne in every man's soul, and I ap* pe^l to that throne to-day. When a man does wrong ho knows he does wrong, and when he does right he knows he does right, and to that throne which Almighty Ood lifted ifl the heart •of evei'y man and woman 1 appeal. As to the physical ruin wrought by the dissipations of social life there •can be no doubt. What may We ex 1 pect of people who work all clay and danC3 nil night? After a while they will be thrown on society nervous, exhausted imbeciles. These people who indulge in the suppers and the midnight revels and then go home in the cold unwrapped of limbs, will after a while be found to have been written down in 'God's eternal records as suicides, as much suicides as if they had taken their life with a pistol, or a knife, or strychnine. How many people have stepped from the ball room into the graveyardl •Consumptions and swift neuralgias are close on their track. Amid many of the glittering scenes of social life, diseases eland right and left and balance and chain. The breath of the sepulchre iloats up through the perfume and the froth of death's lips bubbles up in the champagne. I am told that in some of the cities there are parents who havo actually given «p housekeeping and gone to boarding that they may give their time il]iinitabl3 r to social dissipations. I have known family after family blasted in that way in one of the other cities where I preached. Father and' mother turning 'their back vipon all quietcnltnreand all amenities of home leading forth their entire family in the wrong direction. Annihilated, worte thau annihilated—for there are some things worse than annihilation, I give you the history of more than one family when I say they went on in the dissipations of social life until the fatherdropped into a lower style of dissipation, and after awhile the son was tossed out into society a non- enity, 'and after awhile the daughter eloped with a French dancing-master, and after awhile the mother, getting on further and further in years, tries to hide the wrinkles but fails in the attempt, trying all the arts of the belle, an old flirt, a poor miserable butterfly without any wings. Oh, how many of you have floated far away from God through social dis- jpations, and it is time you turned. For I remember that there were two vessels on the sea, and in a storm. It was very, very dark, and the two vessels were going straight for each other, and the captains knew it not} But after awhile the man on the lookout saw the approaching ship and shouted, "Hard a-larboard!" and from the other vessel the crv went up, "Hard a-larboard!" and they turned just enough to glance by and passed in safety to their harbors. Some of you are in the sto'-m of temptation and you are driving on and coming toward fearful collisions unless you change your course. Hard a-larboard! Turn ye, turn ye, for "why will yo die, oh, house of Israel?" Blf3 According to Statistics the total cost t>f the liquors of all kinds consumed in this country is about 816 per capita ft fear. The rainfall 6f Oklahoma has increased Since tli6 settlers turned up the old buffalo grass and put in fresh crops. The tr.sks of the largest Siberian toammoth ever dug up \veighed 800 pounds. Jemima, n favorite name among the Hebrews, means a dove. The damask rose came from tJamas- «us to South Europe in 1543. Glycerine neither freezes nor evaporates. There are fewer savings banks in New York now than there were twenty years ago. The city of Potsdam, Germany, has been photographed from a distance of three miles. The Catholic total abstinence untoil of the United States has 57,330 members. The original copy of the Declaration of Independence has faded so that it is now scarcely moro than a blank. A Pnssaic river naturalist and taxi- dcrmist makes his living by raising owls and stuffing them for the market. The wettest place in the world is Cherrapingi in Assam, where the average rainfall for fiftaeu years has been 493 inches.' In 1801 it was 005. Philadelphia has the finest city clock in the world. The face, which is ten yards in diameter, can b3 seen from every part of the city. The minute hand is four yards long and the hour hand a little over half that length. A Milanese pianist named Gravagnl has won a bet by playing for twenty- five consecutive hours without a rest. lie began at 11 at night and played until midnight on the following day, under the supervision of a jury of eight musicians, his selections ranging' from Wagner to comic opera. ttighest 6f ail ift L€4feni THE NAMES OR CITIES. Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE too Much Ihformatlon. Interested Custorncr— "Why, how very curious! I must have some of those things. What do you call them?" Affable dlerk~"Jumping beans, ma'atri." "Well ! well ! How do you sell them !" "Only 10 cents. Their jumping, nia'am, fs due to the presence of a small but exceedingly active worm on the inside, which _ " 1 don't want them at all !" MEN AND WOMEN, Placating the Public- Coroner— See here, boys, it won't do to Ond nobody guilty. The people nre getting tired of it. and when a boiler busts up like this one somebody has got to stnart for it. I)oes anybody know when the boiler was built'? Foreman of the Jury— About eighty years ago. '•Good! Blame the explosion fellers that built the boiler." on the INCIDENTS OF THE DAY. Another Point of View. She gazed thoughtfully into the mirror's depths. "The idea." she soliloquized, "of his saying that anyone could see that I never used powder. I wonder it ;ny complexion is really so countrified as all that!" Home-Seekers' Excursion- The Chicago Great Western railway will run three home-seekers' excursions, namely, on Sept. llth. Sept. 25th and Oct. 9th. 1804. Tickets -will be sold from all stations to points in the north, south and west at one first-class limited fare, plus $3 for the round trip. Apply to Chicago Great Western rail way ticket agcuts. who will tolo pleasure ia securing sleeping car acccmnaodations aurt furnish all necessary information, or address, F. H. Lord, G. P. &T. A , Chicago, III. Most good people think too much about going to heaven to live so that heaven •would come to thorn. The word Minneapolis; is a compound of an Indian word meaning curling water and a Greek word meaning city. Pittsburg w # s originally called Fort Du Quesnc, then became Fort Pitt, in honor of the great British premjer. Chicago was named from the Chicago river, which in turn took its name from an Indian word moaning place of the wild leek or polecat plant. St. Jjouis was named from Louia IX., of France. The name was originally given to his. depot and trading station by Piorro I^aclode Liguest. Detroit took its name from the river, which was called by tho French Do, tho narrows, The settlement was originally called Fovt Pontchar* train, Albany is named from. the second ti- . tie of the dukq of York, afterward. Jajnps jf, TJJQ titlfi is tfeptti&h, froin t})p Celtic word Alb^n, & native name foV Scotland. J^ow York was, nam,od. from tho first title o'f UIQ duko «f Vprlc, Jl, who j,ook the^ity from" }0<H. A leading hptel of San Francisco which operates its own electrical supply plant places candles in all its rooms wrapped in slips of paper bearing- these words: "Use this candle in case the electric lights do not work and you need temporary light." The pallbearers who bore the remains of Miss lluber to her grave at Louisville were eight young girls dressed from head to foot in white. The young ladies wore white caps, gloves.dresses and shoes, tho emblems of purity. Naturally they attracted a good deal of attsntion, .it being so unusual for females to act in the capacity of pallbearers. millions for Defence Against the inroads of that subtle, lurking foe !to human health, malaria, had been expended uselessly when Hostetter's Stomach Bitters appeared upon the scone and demonstrated its power as a preventive nnd curative of the dreaded scourge. When the "gold fever", raged in 1819 in California, malaria was contemporaneous with it at the "diggings," and wrought dreadful havoc among the miners. Then and subsequently on the Isthmus of Panama, and wherever in the tropics malarial disease is most virulent, the Bitters became'the recognized safeguard. For the effects of exposure and fatigue, miasma-poisoned air and water, sea sickness, : and all disorders of the stomach, liver and bowels, the Bitters affords prompt relief. Invalids of all sorts will find it fully adequate to their needs. An elevated railway with novel features is planned'.for Vienna. The cars are to be suspended Instead of running upon ordinary rails. * | How's This! Wo offer; $100 reward for any case of catarrh that can uot be cured by Hall's catarrh cure. P. J. Cheney & Co., proprietors, Toledo, Ohio, .'"We the undersigned, have known F, J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm, > West & Truax, -wholesale drughists, To- Jedo, Ohio. 1 Walding, Kinman & Marvin, wholesale druggists, Toledo, Ohio. («• Hall's Catarrh cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mu- 9UPUS surfaces or the system, Price, "i5 cents per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Testimonials free. •. Hall's family pills, 35 cents. ' The road to fortune is paved with printer's ink. "' Shekels and sense are necessary in e^sst'vU. advertising, . Home-Seekers' Excursion- The AVabnsh railroad will sell oxctrsio n tickets September llth ami 25th and U..EJ- ber 9th-to points south, west and north at one fare for the round trip, plus two dollars. Good returning twenty day_s from date of sale. 1< or further information call on or address Horace Seely. Commercial Agent, 220 fourth street. Des Moines, la. The American District Telegraph company of Chicago is going to try girls as messengers._ That Joyful Feeling With the exhilarating sense of renewed health and strength and internal cleanliness, which follows the use of Syrup of Wgs, is unknown to the few who have not progressed beyond the old time medicines and the cheap substitutes sometimes offered but never accepted by the well iutorrned. vThe best advertising will not create a demand for that which is not wanted. Co to Texas If you are looking for a homo or a place for a good investment, aud take advantage on the cheap excursion on tLeWabash railroad on September llth and 25th and October 9th. i<'or further information and full'particulars call on or address Horace Seely, Commercial Agent, 230 Fourth street, Des Moines, la, Nutmeg hickory is the strongest wood' gro tvn in the Unitnd States. H. and H. Will clean Silks, Woolen Goods. Ribbons, Curtains nncl Carpets, linequaled for cleaning house, killing motlis and renovating grease spots. 1'i'lce 16o, 2 cukes for 25c. Kor sulo every where. Address U. & H., lies Moines, lonra. , A Maine farmer has received an order for 25,000 barrels of ciaer. It the Baby is cutting xeetb. Be sure and'use that old and well-tried remedy, Mns. 's Soonuxo Srncp fop Children Teething- used in Europe A million matches are every twelve minutes, "Zlangon-s Magic t;n?u Salve." Warranted to cure or money refunded; Ask your it, l j rlce 15 cents. __ There are 3,000 women architects in the United States. Only one nlan iti 203 is over six feet in height. Speaking of bereavement, Jofaes af* firms that no death ever affected him so sadly as that of his wife's first husband. According- to the report of the British income tax officials there are only 71 Englishmen with an annual income of §250,000. Make your dwelling tasteful and attractive, both within and without) the associations of the home of our early clays have a strong- influence on the future lif. 1 . A New York man, while fishing on Cobb's island, just oft' ths coast of Northampton county, Virginia, a short time ago, claims that he caught twelve fish in two minutes. Deerfoot, tho appropriately named Seneca Indian, who was celebrated as a champion runner many years ago, is still living with his tribe oa the reservation near Irving, N. Y. Of all the declarations of love the most admirable was that which' a gentleman made to a young lady, who asked him to show her the picture of the ono he loved, When he immediately presented her with a mirror. TAKE STEPS in time, if you are a sufferer from that scourge of humanity known as consumption, and you can be cured. There is the evidence _of hundreds of living witnesses to the fact that, in all its early stages, consump-' tion is a curable disease. Not every case, but a large percentage of cases, aud we believe, fully 98 per cent, are cured by Dr." Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, even after the disease has progressed so far 1 as to induce repeated bleedings from the lung's, severe lingering; cottgty with copious expectoration (including' tV 1 bercular matter), great loss of flesh aud extreme emaciation and weakness.' Do you doubt that hundreds of such cas S» reported to us as cured by "Golden Medical Discovery " were genuine cases of that dread and fatal disease ? You need not take our word 'for it. They haVe, in nearly every instance, been so pronounced by the best and most "experienced home physicians, who have no interest whatever in misrepresenting 1 them, and who were often strongly prejudiced and advised against a trial of "Golden Medical ^Discovery," but whoi have been forced toVcoiifess that it surpasses, in curative power _over this fatal malady, all other ..luedicines, with which they are acquainted. Nasty cb"d^ liver oil and its filthy " emulsions" and mixtures, had been tried in nearly all thes% cases and had either utterly failed'to benefit, or had only seemed to benefit a little for a short time. Extract of malt,;whiskey, and various preparations of the hypo- phosphites had also been faithfully tried in vain. The photographs of a large number of those cured of, consumption, bronchitis, lingering, coughs,' asthma, chronic nasal catarrh and kindred maladies, have been skillfully reproduced in a book of 160 pages which will be mailed to you, on receint of address and six cents in stamos. You can then write to those who have" been cured and profit by their 'experience. Address for Book, WORLD'S DISPENSARY MKDICAL ASSOCIATION, Buffalo, N. Y; Education* n_r-yj~>j~* «-*j~><~» r*» r~* r-*r^r^*-t f^f THE CAPITAL CITY Coe>* Balaam fa the oldest and best. 1 1 will break up a Cold quick* er than anj'tlilnisr else. . s Is always reliable. Try it>. A French chemist makes wine out of potatoes, _ _ _ Karl's Clover Hoot Tea. The great Blood puriller, elves Ireahness and clearness to the Complexion and cures Constipation, 25c, 60e, ?!. Nobody ever made life any brighter for another by growling and grumbling. •»& t)up of Parks' Ten at nightmoves the bowels in the morning," Get something people want, advertise it wisely and it is sure to pay. The golden calf men worship never becomes a cow that gives milk. Four^ ten the of the operating expenses of an electric light plant are for coal. American corset' factories represent ajj investment of $7,OOQ,QOO, And tho Capitol City School of Shorthand,' C. A. BldB-, Wos Molnos, lo. The loading schools Qt, business in tho Wast, Board very reasonable, for catalogue to Mohan & MoCauloy, Sure Cure for Sprain, Bruise or Hurt! jST.JACOBSOlL You'll Use it Always for a Lite Mishap. OMAHA BUSINESS COLLEGE U 111 H11 n Catalocue tret,. 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