The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on November 7, 1894 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 7, 1894
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IO*A, t, ini. fABEMAGLE HltWT. Lbo«mer AS A sferi- 1 ffti tr»trffl Only Sco S Refaction el Oaf ttfetffrtt the World Wonld Indeed be truths of J6st>» thrlSt yOU looked, And so it is of 'Christ. -'If yott in you SAW yourself. this gospel/ once 'ste« you will Oct 28.—Rev. Dr. Tal- tBage, whft has left India and is how oh his homeward jofcrney. has selected -•sts the subject of his sermon to-day through the press: '-The Looking f Uass," his test being Exodus, 38 : viii: '•And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of ifc was of brass, of the laokihsf glasses of the Women as* .soi sibling.'' ^Ve often hear about the gospel in ".!'/.::i art 1 the gospel in Luke, and the gospel in Matthew; but there is just as .' 11 rely a gospel of Moses, and a gospel f.f Jeremiah, and a gospel of l)avid. In other words Christ is as Certain to be four. 1 , in the Old Tisiament as in the \Vhcn the Israelites were marching •through tho wilderness, they carried •their church with them. They called it the tabernacle. It was a pitched tent; very costly, very beautiful. The frame work was made of 'forty-eight boards of acacia wood set in sockets of (Silver. The curtains of the place were , purple* and scarlet, and blue, and fine litter, and were hung with most artistic loops. The candlestick of the taber- tmclc had shaft, and branch, and bowl of solid gold, and the figures of •cherubim that stood there had wings •of gold; and there were lamps of gold, and snuffers of gold; so that scepticism, has sometimes asked: Where did all •that precious material come from? It Js not my place to furnish the precious ,-stones, it is only to tell that they were ihere. J>?/ash now more especially to speak •of the laver that was built in the midst of that ancient tabernacle. It was a great. f basin from which>-the priests •washed their hands < and : feet.- " •The wft'.<?r came down irom the basin in sponts and passed, away after the ^cleansing. This .layer .or basin 'twas made" out of the looking glasses of the •women who had frequented the taber- na'^e, and who had made these their coiitribxxtion to the furniture.' These looking gl'asses /were not made of glass, "but they wore brazen. The brass wa.s of a very superior quality, und polished Tmtil it reflected easily 1 'the features oi those who'looked into it. So that this -aver of'• looking glasses spoken of in an f text did double work; it not only iiirnished the water in which, the priests washed themselves, but it also, •pn its shining, polished surface,pointec <wt the pollution t on the' face which needed ablution. Now, mj Christian- friends,'- as everything, in that ancient tabernacle, was suggestive •of religious truth, and for the mosi part positively symbolical of truth, '. s^liall take that laver of looking glasses Spoken of.' in the text 1 a.-? all suggestive •of the gospel, which first shows u§ <5ur *ins as in a mirror, and then washes •thenfaway by divine ablution. Ob, happy day, happy day, When Jesus washed iny sius away! I have to say that th is is the only look ing glass in which a man can see him self as he is v There are some mirror.^ tb at flatter the featxires, and make.yoi look better than you are,' • Then 'theri -ar» other mirrors that distort you: and make you look worse you are; butl,warit>to tell yot that this looking glass of the go&pe *J'owft a man just as he is. When tlv priests entered the ancient tabernacle '•one g Hnce at the burnished side of thi iSvei showed them their need o •cJ'r.n^ing; 'so, this go&pel, shows the gc'iiI Us need of divine washing.. "All jriive sinned, and come short of the g'oryot God." That is one showing, <ve, like sheep, have gone astray," is another showing'. '-From crown of the head, to the of the foot there is' no in us," That is another .showing. The world .calls thejse, defects, imperfections, or eccentricities, or erratic behavior, or "wild oats," or '•high living;" but the gospel calls them sin, transgression, filth—the abominable thing tha,t God hates, It wus^vist one glance at that mirror that made Paul cry out, "Oh, wretched that J am, who shall deliver '"tae the body of .this death?" and that Pavid (jry out, "Purges 'me wjtli '•JV11 r l','}at tl'e so'le: wlfchift its full precteets, find yoair whole character reflected; •every featu're of ' moral de'formity, every spo't of moral taint. If I understand the word of God, its -first announcement is that we are lost. I care ot, my brother, how magnificently rou may have been born, or what may iave been your heritage or ancestry, rou are lost by reason of sin. "lint,"' r ou say. "what is the use of all this— >f showing a man's faults when he tth't get rid Of them?" None! "What vas the Use of that burnished surface 0 this laver of looking glasses spoken in the text, if it only showed the spots on the countenance and the need Of washing, and there was nothing to vushwith?'' Glory be to God; I find liat this laver of looking glasses was tilled with fresh water every morning, ind ttie priest no sooner looked on its burnished side and saw his need of cleansing, than he washed and was clean—glorious type of the gospel of my Lord Jesus, that first shows a matt xis sift, and then washes it all away! I want you to notice that this laver n which the priest washed—the laver of looking glasses—was filled with fresh water every morning. The servants of the tabernacle brought the water in buckets and poured it into ;his laverf So it is with the gospel of Jesus Christ; it has a fresh salvation every day, It is not a stagnant; pool filled with accumulated corruptions, It s living water, which is brought from the eternal rock to wash away the sins of yesterday—of one moment ago. "Oh,"' says.some one,"! Wasa Christian twenty years- ago!" That does not mean me. What 'are you now? We are not talking, my brother, aboxit pardon ten 'years ago, but about pardon now—a fresh salvation. Suppose a time of war should come, and I could show the government that I.had been loyal to it twelve years ago, would that excuse me from taking an oath of allegiance now? Suppose you ask me about my physical health, and I should say, I was well fifteen years ago—tliat' does..not say how 1 am now. The gospel of Jesus Christ comes and demands present allegiance present fealty, present moral health; and yet how many Christians tli'ere are seeking to live entirely in past ex- 1 periencc. wlxo seem to .have no' experience of present" mercy and pardon! When Xwas.on.theisea, and there came up a gr'eut storm, and officers and. crew and passengex-s all' thought we .must go down, I began to'think of my life"in&urance, and whether, if I wre taken away, my family'would be- cared for; and then I thoxtght, is the premium paid up? and I said, yes. Then.I felt'comfortable. Yet there are:-men who. in religious matters, ai;e looking back-to past insurance. They have lei .it,run out, and they Jiavo nothing fox the .'present, no hope nor pax-don— falling back 011 the old insurance policy. of ..ten, twenty, thirty years ago. If I want to find oui bow 'a friend feels toward me, clo I *gS 1 t8^£h'§ drawer and find some old ye"! low letters ten or.twelvi years ago? No; I go to the letter thai was stamped day before yesterday in the postofflce, and I find how he feelt toward me. It ,is not in regard to oli communications we had -with Jesus Christ, it is communications we have now. Are we not in sympathy witl him this ' morning, and .is he not' in sympathy with us? Do not spsnd so much of your time in hunting in the wardrobe for the old. worn oxit shoes of Christian profession. Come this morning and take the glittering robei j ^r^s of Christ's righteousness from tho, | Savior's hand. You say yoxx were plunged in the fountain.of the Savior's mercy a quarter of a century ago, That is nothing to me; I tell you to wash now in this laver of looking glasses and have your soul made cleaw. When our ciyil war had passed "th-a government o"f the United States made proclamation" of pardon to the common soldiery in the-confederate army, bu 1 ; not to the chief soldiers, The gospel pf Christ does not act in that way. It says pardon for all, but especially for the chief of Dinners, I do not now think of a single passage that says a small sinner may bo saved) but I do think of passages that sjiy a great sin* ner may be saved, If there be sins only faintly hued, just a little tinged, so faintly colored that you, can hardly see them, there is n'o special pardon promised in the Bible' for those f, ( i» s i but }f they be glaring,, reel 'like crimson, then they sh,all be as snow, Nov, f my brother, I do not state this to puts. "' iiHipoi^ iniquity, r;J merely say ttyiS tq e4cQiirage that "#ian, whg* he is, }vjio feels h§ & • sffi'^ay , gp»p there is IIQ, mer want to Why Holy Ghost; and around its great tied all.the-race may come afid wash itt<.the molten eea. I was reading the herubxm, but -tvith WiflgS ot other day of Alexander the Great, who. When he was very thirsty and stand- ng at the hetid of his army, had brdught to him a cup of water. Ife ooked off upon his host and said, "1 san not drink this, my men ate all .hit-sty;'' and he dashed it to the ground. Blessed be God! there is enough water 'or all the host—enough for captains and host, "Whosoever will may come and take of the water of life freely"— a laver broad as the earth, high as the leavens, and deep as hell. An artist in his dreams saw such a splendid dream of the transfiguration of Christ that he awoke and seized his pencil, and said, "Let me paint this and die." Oh, I have seen the glories of Christ! I have beheld something of the beauty of that great sacrifice on 'alvary, and I have sometimes felt I Would be willing to give anything if I might just sketch before you the wonders of that sacrifice. I would like to do ifc while Hive, and I would like to do t when I die. "Let me paint this and die!" lie comes along weary and worn, his face Wet with tears, lis broW crimson with - blood, and he lies down on Calvary for you. No, I mistake. Nothing was as comfortable as that. A stone on Calvary would have made a soft pillow for] the dying head of Christ. Nothing so comfortable as that, lie does not lie down to die; he stands up to die; his spiked hands outspread as if to embrace a world. Oh, what a hard end for those feet that had traveled al over Judea on ministries of marcyt What a hard end for th6se hands tha had Wiped away tears and bound up| broken hearts! .Very hard, oh dying; Lamb.of God! and yet there are those who know it and who do not love theej They say, "What is all that to me£ What if he does weep, and groan, anil! die? I don't want him."' Lord JesuS Chx-ist, they will not help •• thee" down from the cross! The soldiers' will come and tear thee down frorn the cross,, and put their arms around thee and lower thee into the tomb; but they will They see nothing to move them.:' Oh dying Chris't! turji on them thine eyes ot- affection now, and see if they will not change theit minds! ' '>' Oh, my dear friends,'"! wish- I could .coax yoxx to accept this gospel. If you could just look into this laver of looking glasses spoken of in the textf yoxx would begin now spiritual ablxx> tion. ,The lov« of Christ—I dare not? toward the close of my- sermon, begin to tell about it. The love of Christ! Do not-talk to me about a mountain; i't is higher than that. Do not talk to me about a sea; it is deeper than that. And that is all for you! Oh, can you not love him"? , Come, around this laver; old and yoxmg. It is so burnished you can see your sins; and so deep you can wash them all away. Oh, moxxx-ner, here bathe your bruised soxxl; and sick one, here cool your hot temples in this laver. Peace! Do not cry 'any more dear'soul! Pardpn for all-thy sins, comfort for all thy afflictions. The black cloud that hxxng thundering over Sinai has floated above Calvary, and burst, into the shower of a Savior's tears. .. Small SJiot. • has no f xxtxxre. to a maijt whose present is spent in retrospection. Brains are at a premium if they are inside a man whose heart is right. ' The world is full of 'praying Christians who 'never pay. Faith without , ABOUT TSBCAMPMflE INCIDENTS OP AND AN£Ct>dtBS THE WAR. the <3rcener the Soldier the rfeft*ler the Knttpiack Ho Cftrflect—The GlAak ot the Grand Army—My comf&ds—the Soldier's Sweetheart. fcer on the roll! was only StfO. ^fieS it entered the Vicksburg campaign 400 men-were fife for duty. Among the other battles ia which the regiment took part were: Morgaafcia- Fort Esperauza, Fort Gaines, Fort Morgan and Fort Blakely. Ood officer and eleven men were killed in action and 246 officers and mefl died of disease and other causes. Sympathy is a rare commodity, espe cially when you emphasize its more practical side. , The preacher whose religion is an every day" experience can't help but be a soul "winner. "Come unto me" is the, master's invitation" to anyone who will takenpliia crqss and follow him. ' Cas.tteig.all'yoxir cares on Christ means that ypu are not expected to bear one moment's worry, - • . Some-men hoard wealth for 'a rainy day and then never get a chance to hoist their gpld .plated umbrellas.— Bams Horn. * f * , ', 'i'Jio Result ot {Jonsecratiqh, [ ,(3Jpd has pi-omise4 to z-eward richly eyejj^jiere o» eurtli those who" 1 give tliepiselves entirely to him. Men talk pf the great truths ,of scripture but fail-to test .thein, Some ,one once said t'olT. MQody, "It'i^-'ye^ to be seen Gqd wljj. do with ,a ;?nan utterly \JW";*, , Moqdy replied,; "That shall be seen jn me," He 'teJy • consecrate * himself to vyitlx \vjjftt resixlts the \yorld to-tluy knqwg in pajyt,' "-vv0 will »evev eteiv He I shallbe clean;" Luther cry oxit, "Oh, of Stephen; an4> ,y?t £JPU * w;p saved. The dyiflg tljM did e^ytW" The - ' * '"" ' Knapsacks Grew John S. Bray has received from a veteran of the One Hundred and Twentieth regiment a present of a itnapsack carried by Adam Imhofl during a portion of the civil war. This knapsack stirred tip the rerai- liscences of a number of old soldiers m Mr. Bray's store, and they told of their experiences carrying a knapsack and its weight of material necessary for the co mfort or convenience of the soldier, arid the change of ideas of the private soldier, as to what was really ttece.ssary for him to carry during a march. The weight usually carried by a soldier when in marching and fight* ing trim was a-gun, forty rounds i of cartridges, and an eight or ten pound knapsack. When the green soldier first started out from camp this knapsack usually weighed about twenty- five pounds. Each mile of the march took off a few pounds until nothing was left except what was absolutely necessary. Of course, he was not al* lowed to throw away his gttn or ammunition, says the Kingston Freeman. He clung to his coffee and rations, but when he got really tired he would occasionally throw away his overcoat ann his blanket. One veteran said: ' "Wliy, I have actually thrown away a sheet of paper to lighten my knapsack." A man who threw away his overcoat and blanket was not apt to do that more than once, for it entailed a great deal of hardship and suffering. Mr.'Bray said that when lie started out once for a march he and his mess comrades became so disgusted, with the weight on their knapsacks that they couldn't see what was the use of carrying a big overcoat and a blanket, so they threw them away, and when night came eight men were only able to muster one blanket among .the _lot, which they used by turns, as they slept in the open air! Every war veteran remembered some 'circumst ance.s during the war when . a regiment ..fx-dm home had their knapsacks piled six tier deep' dumped in the road way so they/could cloixble-quick into a fight. They were always told that a gxxard would be set over them until they returned. As a rule they never heard of their knapsacks afterward. Some of the survivors of the second battle of' Bull .Eun had • a vivid recollection of a pile of knapsacks which a Vermont brigade piled on the road ab'pv-j Fairfax just before they .turned into Ohantilly, where they fought a fierce battle that night. They were told that their knapsacks would be returned'to them. The army fell back, the knapsacks were looted by the veterans that fell back that way, and what was lef t of the pile was set on fire and burned up, so tha/t the Confederates wouldn't get them. One knapsack, it was particularly remembered, contained forty or fifty love letters, and as the soldier ,had not been'-away from home more, than ( a month the girl mxist have written pretty nearly two letters a .'day. ,It see'med a shame to destroy those precious missives, but they were forced to do it,- though they tools occasion to read some and carry a few others along as mementoes, • Old- Abe KIIBW. Mr. Lincoln was naturally " ( very anxious to know who was^ really , *Q; sponsible for tho calamitous surrenr der of Harper's Ferry. t So ' he ' ^um-i moned Halleck. The g'e neral did rioi know. "Very well," said the ' president, "then I ' will ask General Shenck."' That general merely knew that he was not to blame. The president sent for Milroy. Milroy averred th'at he was not guilty. Hooker was summoned. 'Fighting Joe hoped it was clear to his excellency that he bad nothing* to do with it, "Perfectly clear," said, our Uncle Abraham, smiling. So he assembled all tbe foxir generals in his 'room. "Gentlemen," s^id he, "Harper's Ferry was. surrendered, • and -none of you, it se,enis, we responsible. I am very to discover the nian that 'is,- 1 ' iip apd clpyvri tlie -room, they stUl sat"'ther^.' Suddenly who'is responsible," The ge.n- crowded abqut 'the president, a little guspicioiis, "Wlj'p is 1t, te it, Mv.' President?" jn,e»," replied our uncle,- with » kje, ip hj§ eye, pan-", -" < Gtftnt Ot the O. A. jt. Far-famed tat Bane was color' bearer for the Washington county delegation in the great G. A. R, parade in Pittsburg, his position being with William F. Templeton post. All along the lire of march there were persons who knew Mr. Bane, and who called out to him, and cheers greeted him everywhere. In fact Pat received a genuine ovation, which he returned with a smile, having liis hands full itt carrying 1 the large and handsome flag, which prevented him lifting that well-worn but still shining black silk hat. A striking figure at all state attd national G. A. R, encampments and other gatherings of veterans is that of William P., familiarly known as "Pat" Bane, the Green county giant, He is a resident of Greett county* Penn., and exactly seven feet in height. In addition he is very slender* and always wears on dress occasions a high silk hat, which adds greatly to his elongated appearance. Bane was born in the neighborhood of Amity, Washington county, fifty- one years ago. He lived in different parts of that county until the outbreak of the war, when he enlisted in Company A, of the Twenty-second Pennsylvania cavalry, which formed a part of the famous Ringgold battalion. He served thi-ough the war and was mustered out with his company June 3, 1805, retxxrning to his home in Washington county. For the. past ten years Bang, has .baen a resident of Nineveh, Greene county, where he is an industrious, farmer. His manners are affable, arid in his nature there is a large vein of humor. He considers it quite a joke to stand beside as small a specimen of .manhood as he can find and make him look as diminutive as possible. A good story is told of the war experience of Bane. ,0n one occasion at a dress 1 parade the battalion officer conducting the review, not., being familiar with '.'Pat's" length, called out ixx stentorian .tones to the captain of Bano's company: "Tell that man to. get down oft' that stump." The order not being .obeyed, the commanding officer galloped up in front of the offending- private, only to find to his chagrin that "Pat's" feet were not planted on a stump, but on terra firma while his head and shoulders towered '•far above his comrades. .' My Comrade. There's a memory pi-owing deeper As tho. ruthless yeara-.go. by Of n silent, nameless sleeper ;;TVho was -not afraid to die. > Arid his martyred face Chines ever Thrbusfli the gloom that wraps, the river— Ah; 'death cannot dissever Tha't battle- wedded tie! No sword hiv hand was, waving, ,Jfo strap his shoulder graced, 'NV'h'm his strong soul .wa.s braviu? > The conflict's 'fiery waste: But-he clutched hts musket ti fhtly, And his- bayonet srlinted brlihtly, And his fopt was firm and sprightly,, As the line went on s Witt-paced. '• When the sulphurous smoke'-clouila Along tlie strickep field, ' By luminous breathings lifted, • As tn'underous- voices pealed— Where death was -wln.'ed'With-llglitnl Was sped.-With tumult frightening, Was p'erit with horrors heightening, ' JSprwavd tho good line reeled. ' HELL jgMSJiiffffi A*til*«*flt tHiiefc trembled—but, undaunted, Held on, that pitiless way Up »io the guns they flaunted ."Paeir tattered flass th«U day. ' But wk£r? .tjhij swath was dead'fy / Ift 'ihat va ,Jng, roarin? medley, ^ Bis ftliie all spotted redly. ,brave comrade lay. N* praise fdv'bt'ra is graven ' Oh> a granite, proud ,nnd high; .1 Who could not be a craven, , f Who did not- fear to die! Hi« sleep is with tt»; t hundred Wlw fell where volleys thundered, yf'Ui'<j the nation wept and wondered M# none recall— but I. »s the years grow, Forgotten though the name, Shall brighter grow, and bolder, The record of hii fame, Wh^t though a, tardy payjnenti " Ye grud ,'e the mavty.r claimant? His soul in shining -raiment • Jts heritage shaji claim! * — Jivjnes Pitts, In the American A St. Petersburg letter Bayl It been decreed by the char's j that Siberia IB too fOo4 tot and as soon as the tfans-Siberiafi rait* Way has penetrated its glooinjf depfiti ', '? ii will be turned mte a "paradise" fttf • .- agticultufal settlers and mining ehaffi,! •; While hihiliste and othef tott&cbStf members of Russian society will in |fat' ' future be accommodated on the island *f Saghalin, of! the coast of HussiaS . Manchuria, the eastern terminus of the czar's possessions, north of Japan, So revolting and hof fdble to civilk«d nations is Sakhalin that the czaf COfl- sented to its adoption as an open ai* prison only after the assassination 01 Carnot and the discovery of the recent plots against his own life. The people and the convicts of Siberia never speak of the island other than "the hell of Saghalin, 1 ' and its climate ia said fc» be so much worse than that of Siberia as to rob this appellation of an nxag* gerated character, even in the mouth* of these lost ones. The island is separated from the main land by the gulf of Tartary and its eastern coast la washed by the sea of Okhotsk. Tb» governor of Manchuria has reported that a human being not born on tha island cannot live more than a year therOn There is no means of escape except in the winter, when, if a pri*» oner can manage to make his way 100 miles north from the prison, it Is possible to reach the mainland over the ice. The ice bridge is guarded; still, two or three prisoners' have escaped by dodging behind masses of snow and ice, or, what is far more probable, 07 bribing officials. At the present mo* ment tha most interesting .colonial of Saghalin is Sophie Bluhstein, a full-blooded Russian, in spite ot her German name. She first achieved criminal renown by pressing her attentions upon the shah of Persia during the latter's visit to St. Petersburg. Sophie had avowedly no intention of adding his majesty to her list of admirers, but sought his acquaintance merely for the purpose of relieving him, if possible, bf borne ot 'his diamonds. She was foiled in her efforts, but succeeded in having her private car attached to the"shah's special train. For this piece pf enterprise she was banished to Siberia for a year, and while there organized a band of cutthroats and robbers whose services she controlled on the continent after their terms had expired. She is said to be the sharpest criminal living, and in sending her to Saghalin the Russian government claims to have conferred a lasting benefit upon the wealthy classes. Now Let Her Go. The business men of the' United : States have' had a long, hard time, in ,, which,efforts brought little return; bufc now the chief obstacles are out of the way, and,every man has a chance to go ahead with ordinary prospects of success. Success, however, cannot be , j* attained without intelligent' effort. . The farmer has to plant and 1 •-' cultivate, and so must the- mer->; ; chant and manufacturer..' ,It i» useless to have meritorious , goods unless, yon let. ,the] .pub- .\' f Ifo know it. The most successful business men , 4 every where ajjei! those <!] who realize the 'great fact ttiat 'the/ ^ press gives them access' to the"mirida'?ic^ of the people; without the press most" '^ of the great fortunes made in business •'-" ; ] would nave been impossible; «'that" 3 ia f V| why," said one of our most merchants, "I'm always glad $o,seeaaTi;$i 'advertising agenfr. I may not be open' ,< ;' J to do business with him at the -time^ ' but I always learn something'that helps*, me work intelligently when I'amready/;^ to advertise." Advertising is " of business. Every business should provide enough, seed from, whioli j£>,| 'to raise his crop, and now, when **»»' '^ business interests of the count got a chance to go ahead is the timo'. tp plant it. — American 1 ' Grocer.', .'' ' f- 1 ' • • - •- - , - ,' - "." •Tfce honest man pn# the sw«116st , at the top ottfre barrel, ' '-<" '• If we improve our, wW improve as, To ,*)>» "Ojie, of the important changes jn the Rflministratipp o^th.e , Grandi ',; Army this year ^s-the ohange,in '' , inaster's department. This' ftas been 1 ' by the city of Philadelphia fop? m»ny years that the ol(J, e st remember when i it l w»e ooe'bf 'tbe' n jn many enpo,mpmeots. -had the "pwW" an4 to the. office, The TO

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