The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 26, 1894 · Page 4
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EQONAREPt'BLlCAN f «Sf hift of one eottf, one yew*, in ftdtatice. li.8o onedopy M*months,In MijtMe.. « one copy tftfee months, n» *dwu«e. •!••:•• *} Strtttcsrfptioiis 6ontlntte till of defed stopped and all atrefttages are paid. THE GREATEST EVENT. The advent of a divine person upon the earth in the form of a man had been an expectation of the race from its beginning, when with sin came death, and with death the promise of new life. It was two thousand years later that a man of Chaldea was set a- patt to found a nation out of Which should spring, after another two thousand years, a deliverer With power of a divine healing, in whom should all the nations of the earth be blessed. Through that nation the promise was handed down from father to son as n precious covenant between God and men. The nation was divided, ten of its twelve tribes were carried into captivity, never to return. The remnant was crushed out by the Syrian invader, the whole land desolated, and the chosen race at the point of obliteration from the presence and memory of mankind. But in the darkness o£ a night like to the shadow of death agreatsoul perceived across the wastes of seven centuries a light streaming and laid hold anew upon the promise. The vision which this man saw \vas of "a great light" bursting upon the dwellers of a laud of deepest darkness. Under this light was beheld a nation multiplied in numbers, free from the oppressor, and rejoicing in u victory so complete and so far reaching that it signified a never ending peace. The machinery of war, the equipment of armies under whose tread the earth had shaken as in earthquake, and the "garments rolled in blood" were to be made fuel for the llames which celebrated the festival of peace. This festival, foreseen and foretold by Isaiah, is the Christmas of today. No other event in the world's history than that which itcelebrateswas ever so long or so continously in the expectations and longings of meu. The birth of Jesus was in that a unique event. ' But all that was only incidental. The transcendant importance of the event was in the person who in his coming to the earth answered the hope of the centuries. At his vast remove Isaiah drew a picture of this divine one whose col-, ors will never fade before the eyes of men. -; . "His name," he suid, ".shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, .Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." In this man's soul the truth was large and full. His terms, answer to ? the claims which Jesus, when he came, made regarding himself; nothingrnore, nothing less. Jesus said, "I came forth from the'Father;?'"Ye" are from beneath, I am from above;" ••'! am the light of the world;" "I am the way, the truth, and the life;" "No man cometli to the Father but by me;" "I and the Father that sent me are one;" It is not these claims of having come out from God, and of being equal to and one with God that challenge his- acceptance as such more than his character, his teaching, his work begun in the brief span of his mortal life and the swaj -of his influence ia the world today. These together mark his coming as the greatest event of the world. The old masters attempted many times to reproduce upon the canvass the features of the Christ, but they never made visible the ideal which filled their souls, We have some of these paintings now, but they do not fill the ideal of him who looks upon them. The written page has as feebly set him forth. The four bumble and unlettered men from wiiose simple records is derived the most that we know of the earthly life of Jesus, never attempted to say in other than the commonest terms bow they regarded him, These records tell us some of the circumstances attending bis advent, some of the incidents of his infancy, bis childhood, his youth and of'bis brief ministry, some of the mighty works be performed, some of tho words be uttered, some of the things that others said about him, some of the conspiracies against him, some of the facts of his death, bis resurrection and bis departure from tho earth. To these v simple records more attention has been given, by the greatest and the humblest, than ever was given to the story 1 of any other life. If the coming off Jesus was not the greatest event it at least has ' been treated as such by the Common consent mankind, It was soon seen to be an event of such, import and mean' ing that the day of bis coming was made the point of time from which all the years of the future should be count' ed. Of the character of Jesjis it is bat just duct nevey betraye4 Win,, Men ojujt, if they deny fell divinity, infer ft.fcoa jBometWog ptber $h,an wliat he 414 er said. Tlwy WHrt»'to fact, infey " ' m tto earth, i! he AM Wl ftrlafffi divine wotk there ia fro 1 fttett 6* a dit- ine uplifting which it ia wltnte Ihfe pu> pose of tJod to provide fot meft. If in no othet thing the advent bf JestfS was the greatest event it was such ih filling the fullest reasonable expectation of what God ttould do for the World. The extent of the influence of Jesus in the world today is a fact of which we may take note. The personal presence of Jesus as a mail upon the eatth was but for a few years, lie was in the public work of his life scarce thtee years. We must look for some adequate cause for what we see today. It does not seem as though we could find the explanation in the merely human work of any man in that breath of time. We instinctively say he Was divine, and that he ever lives, We cannot believe that he has Withdrawn him* self from the world; we must believe that he is in the world now. All the kingdoms of the world which Jesus knew have passed away, and so are all that sprang up from their ruins. The teachings of no man who lived two thousand years ago are today much considered to praise or to blame. If not forgotten they are preserved along with the indestructible mummy of Rameses. But what Jesus said and what he did the world has not forgotten nor will forget. It has been the fate of every human influence which has touched the world to wane and die, but it is the destiny of his influence to grow, and AVhat we see today of "the increase of his government and of peace" is prophecy anew that of it "there shall be no end." Tho teaching of Jesus was not wholly original. It could not be. There was truth already in the world. But we can say of his moral teaching that it was perfect and complete. Nobody ever added to it anything that improved it: and no other teacher ever implanted in the hearts of men an adequate motive prompting obedience. There have been many meu who have taught noble duties, but no other than Jesus ever made men so want to perform them. The greatness of the event is iu the divine light shining from the face of Jesus and the renewing of humanity by a divine motive. The pretended social reformers of our day have doubtful warrant for promulgating a " Christian sociology." We do not hear of anybody advocating an uncfiristian sociology. Every man who advocates a social system claims for it that it is for the greatest good of men, and that is what Christ would have. There is much difference of opinion but the same spirit. What Jesus laid down was good law in every age, in every land, to every people, and under every political and social state. The idea of Jesus f was less to set up new systems than to live better under existing ones. Some of these men propose remedies for social ills that never were tried, and which the world to-day does not dare to try. But when we come td the pure teachings of Jesus nobody fear? that their application to human conduct will endanger the foundations of society. Chistianity elevates all ideas, lifts men out of low conditions, inspires all movements for the betterment of mankind. It is the leayen in society that will leaven the whole social world, Jesus elaborated no social system, any more than he unbosomed the secrets of the universe, which it has been the work of science to discover. He did hot do what men can themselves do. but what they cannot. That is what makes his coming the greatest event. The time will come when , it will be the only great event. ifitf tfrt#(* is Ittttffltfft wnf Idwa at$ should b~e the object trf iidietile. * * * The extreme skepticism of tjoficel* Itftted pessimism ftas lllustfated ft few mofniftRS agd at Fort fcodge by a man refusing to lefid a puof neighbor ft bucket of deal with .which to get a watm break!rist fot a family' of shiver* ing children until the aforesaid poor neighbor put tip a new btodta which he happened to possess as security. But thete ate degtees of meatless. The Algona inati who stole Chickens from a poor widdoW's toost was a meatier than. Algontt is ahead yet, * * * We give some space this Week to advertisements of leading periodicals of the land. These ate always of great interest and a tneatts of information to everyone. It is always a matter of moment to be advised what the great machinery of civilization is going to turn out in the coming year, and what is to be expected in the literary World. So this is not an apology. * # * The Sioux City Journal allows that it may be that a statesman arises now and then as the centuries roll by from whom the people might accept a general currency and banking bill " dictated hurriedly to a stenographer," but it is violating no confidenc and fracturing no propriety to suggest that Secretary Carlisle is not such a statesman. * * * Since the Algona and Estherville newspapers accepted the challenge of the Emmetsburg newspapers and agreed to send their smart children to meet Emmetsburg's bright youths in literary conflict behind the footlights, there has been a cooling off over at Emmetsburg that has been in strange contrast with our fine December weather. * # The ©Id Mm 'was ftttd Weil Leided fsf r / M, , f »? ChHStthas Eve was joyfully eelebf&ifed fcfatttches &tt<! Jiomes Madfe A short time ago it was given out that the Catholic Church had withdrawn its interdiction of secret societies in general and would allow its members to join any of them except the Masonic fraternity. But it now appears that the Pope has made a deliverance on.the subject, and, it is reported, has placed the Odd Fellows, the Sons of Temperance and the Knights of Pythias under the ban. There is in some of the protestant; Churches of this country just as stringent an exclusion of members of secret societies, and in others which do not dictate .rules of action the feeling against them is quite general,but in a,!}' tine leading protestant churches of tbp United States there is perfect freedom; ^nja^uiie a large,. per, centage .of .'t/hY' minister's" 9'f the land are members^ Undoubtedly-the Pope's command'Is in, conflict vyiih the spirit of the other ehurches, which allow large liberty of Action. In another respect; • in- the? Gradual lining up of the church Igainst the saloons, the Catholics are, coming into closer, sympathy with,the, other religious'forces of the land. ^ The great preparations that' have been going on fot the past few weeks fot the appropriate obsefvatlce of C&tisttaas must have settled it that the heaftsof the people were all fighti The magnificent stocks of holiday goods to be been in the store windows and on the shelves and counters Was notice further that in the opinion of our sagacious merchants there Was go* ing to be<a Merry Ohtisttnas ih Algqnft if it cost money. Christmas buying was reported light up to the last few davs of grace, but on Saturday and Monday the stores Were thronged by eager purchasers, and the big and bril* liatit-stocks were depleted. Despite what has been said of hard times, and despite the fact of hard times, which hurts some of us people worse, there probably never was such a great sale, though owing to the immensely larger stocks brought in, the impression made Upon the visible supply was not pet- haps greater than in former years. There is no Christmas celebration yet invented which comes tip m its delight giving possibilities to the personal visitation of Santa Glaus to the homes of children, and miscellaneous if inexpensive pledges of remembrance which the first rays of Christmas day reveal to their eager eyes. It would require many columns of the Bisi'tfnLT- OAN to tell of these home joys attendant upon this greatest festival of the world even in our own town. The several churches were filled with children of-the Sunday Schools and their friends. The Baptist church was crowded to the doors at an early hour and standing room was nqj;.despised. There were interesting exercises by members of the school, at the conclusion of which Santa Claus w us announced in the distance by the merry jingle of sleigh bells, and a moment later he was to be seen on the roof of the primitive log cabin which nearly filled the lecture room. As .hastily as he could consistent with the size of the load he carried, he descended the 'chimney and emerged from the front door for a general distribution of his stock, which was not completed until a late hour. At'the Methodist church the time- honored Christmas tree had been pro- ,i:.::tfci: '.tfr;.%!::i" Staple . and Imparted* and Ceiofedi Plain and. Engraved. afcle ater Sfels, Dishes, L, Syrup Jugs* Vinegar Jtifs. -;' Oil Jugs, Bread Plate (Jake Bates, . ,« Cheese Bate $ Casters. f Water Bottles. ; Decanters. Rose Jars, Etc. •-* $ A lot of Glassware in various articles that four, out of _,. persons pronounce Out Glass, until we tell them the price. Mnn ,,.,11^ r'sVlgllfffifv, • ,. An unusually handsome assortment of High Art OhinaI«^K."| s f: and Porcelains from all parts of the world, presenting a,; ;'||p|? • curious and instructive study to those interested in Cera, ^IsS. \ • ' ^ff*) «5 * '' HERE WE HAVE mies Plates, Cups and Sa,ucers, After Dinner Coffees, Five O'clock Teas, Teapots, Cliocolate^Pots, Cocoa Pitchers, Cracker Jars, Punch Bowls, Salad Bowls, Cream Jugs, Celery Trays, Vases, Etc., Y From China. Japan. India. i Austria. France. Germany. England. */0 */Mi l ^ "%& * ^irC'"'" H'saHft. ' ? r 'if Ji t ' ,iH* ','' c ' i , • *t'' ~ . K>< > r * ' * /'^st';^ M- """t •, > '-.W 1?}e, • -, ?. v'-•• V$- xvotfe- v ^^ j , V*X »artj ^ i , ^^*A^?V.r POINTS OF CONTACT. The Jones county calf case has been disposed of finally by the supreme court. Of late the contention has been narrowed to the question who should pay the costs, amounting to $2,886,84, The original calf was estimated to have been worth $2, and so here we have 1443 calves for the unfortunate defendants 1 to pay for in the shape of court fees, before they begin to estimate the bigger fees of the lawyers, It is hardly needful to say that the calf died Jong ago, after having attained maturity and fulfilled its' mission, and that its progeny are dead to the third or fourth generation. The case was begun in'the remote past. The parties to the original action bavej.ike];/ been dead a Jong'time, but while their bodies have mouldered in their graves their case h»s\ gone marching on. These sires as tihej wrapped the drapery of their 'couch' jabout them and lay down to pleasiani dreams of the calf, are, presumed to, have Jef t no other leg" acy (ban this caje and a memorandum of unpaid command Jawy^rs. fees, And the lawyers? It is safe to say that tbey have,- jf -Uvisg, the' apeumulatiop wlneb b«t for tW§ eaif ease, would have belonged to tb§ §Pt$t e § of the litigants-' \ ' <i , CLUB RATES. • The EEPU13LICAN will this year, ajsj 1 tieretofore,'SaVe money to its subscrUx ers : by ; giving them the advantage^ ot tShfi best clubbing rates with outside publications which it is possible to ob-, fain. In the 'case of a few of the standard family weeklies the rates offered are.little more .than nominal. Where a number of papers are desired, we can give rates that will save the subscriber more than the price of the REPUBLICAN. We can furnish our subscribers with any publication in the world, and rates will be given on application. Following are a few that are most in demand, the prices quoted being for the periodicals named and the EBPUB- I}ICAN, and payment being always in advance; REPUBLICAN and Inter Ocean f 1.85 " "State Register 1,85 » " N. Y. Tribune 1.85 " '• Dulmque Times, (a semi-weekly 3.10 Pioneer Press 3,35 Chicago Times 2.30 New York World.. 3.30 New York Sun,... 3,30 Homestead 3.40 Orange Judd Farmer, .-, Harper's Weekly.. Harper's Bazar.,-. Harper's Magazine Cosmopolitan,,.... Mc'Clures Magaz'n N, Y, Independent Chautauquan Review or Reviews Decorah Fasten.,. « u « 0 ti (I It it M 3,35 4,75 4.75 4.60 3.85 3,00 4.00 3,60 3.60 Tbe r Miaiaq47.~;i'.; 3.50 Scientific American 440 Century , 5,10 " " St. Nicholas, 4,10 « " Seribners,'....,,,,, 4,10 " '* Youth's Companion ;.... -?,w> " " Hamper's Young People , 3,10 " " Week's Current.,.. """ Where more than two papers are _ sired, the amount to be remitted to tbis.offlcefor eseb paper-is in every v**#**'»'^f*w *•»*# VSTW*T r*~«r r ='T r ^l~ * f ™ "^ VtS* ease found by deducting $1»6Q troro toe, combination price, . „.. \ , i.[,,-1,-t — •— • • . . ii SOARING ] Monitor; vided, tall and wide spreading, illuminated and bespangled' and loaded with .presents galore. There was a well-prepared general program, and Bant.ii Glaus did the rest. At St. Thomas Episcopal church there was another large gathering and the ' program, which was much enjoyed, consisted in recitations and songs by the children, Speeches by Kev. A. V. Gorrell and Qeo. E. Clarke, Esq., and a grand free dirtribution of gifts. At the Congregational church the same arrangement p'revailed, with the exception of. speeches, of which there,. ;werei'none. The boys -.and girla performed, their parts very handsomely and a distribution of candy wound up. the exercises. The presents named/we're' furnished, by the school, and' there were no names called for'personal gifts; , It. is safe to .conclude, that it' was the verdict of the juvenile" mind that Christmas-eve was a-success. :•'•.-. • '" : '" : '••• •'•"•"'' ' i LEFT UNDER A CLOUD. ;: In order that he might have the amplest .opportunity to make an honorable a'dju'stantfbf his delinquencies, and in the hope that he would improve the opportunity, the REPUBLICAN made no mention last week' of the manner,, in which N. J. Skinner skinned his Customers. It is not the pleasantest part of newspaper work to refer to these' matters anyway, mucblas many suppose that it is always done "for fun. Mr- Skinner's delinquency, as we get it from parties havinginside|informatioh', was in converting collections on notes and mortgages to his own' use. His manner of doing business was to' loan out money for his clients and turn the securities over to them. When 'the parties came to pay in the money, on tHese loans Mr, Skinner, not having the notes and mortgages at hand, would give them receipts for the money. When called on by the .owners of the securities for payment they showed Sinner's receipts. What Mr. Skinner did with the money received in these transactions is not known, the material fact being that in the cases in which complaint is made'be did not pay it to the parties to whom it belonged. Several of" toe parties who have , lost through Skinner live in Algona, , One is a widow, Mrs, Laura Boals, and one is a stone mason, Mr. Wra, Teicben, who earns bis living by honest work by the day. Mr. Skinner made, some show of a desire jfor restitution, assigning, a small equity in a piece of land, turning over some goods, etc. He had given a bill of sale of all bis personal property to Lawyer Cook, of Pes Moines, who it is said be Is to go'into partnership with for the study of Javf, The aggregate of Skinner's shortages-is said-to be in tbe neighborhood of $?,000, He claims to have no money witb whwb to meet tbem , ( . Kfm'St ' Each of whicli are distinguished by peculiarities of ma- Vfi^|<l f j terial and production characteristic of their origin, and, /^Xf-ffi all decorated with that rare beauty of design perfection ^Vv-;, ;i of finish which stamps the handiwork of skilled artists','. ,* ; /V everywhere. ' / COME AND SEE US_^ ,. ; A visit to our store does not'imply, any obligation to " <rj, purchase.' We are always pleased to show our goods. •', I r|\j GRAHGE'STOKER' f * ; ' CAREFULLY PACKED FOR SHIPMENT. " ,, -j',, .•":.' ' - • * S J *1 Without .change of cars.' All-meals served in din-, , ^ • * , T\^. 1 «. .rtw V^MS* <n-r£ *\ *-»_™/%rf-\*V» dlAA'TVl Yl t*> />QTG fl.Ylfl V* * • yy, ^I^JLV/ U, U lUJLJ.UJ.Upk \J V*. X/feVJkP*'* i *.«.•—. »**vw*~rw T— -.-•— T — - ing cars. Palace drawing-room sleeping cars and tourist sleepers are run through to' f ;San Fran$sc(> ',:, without change, with annex sleeping cars to Los Angeles, leaving Chicago daily via • t THE North - Western Line Variable rout tourist tickets, to California; ancl health and pleasure resorts of the sputh, on sale at VERY LOW RATES- Detailed information can be obtained upon : ;$*$ application to Agent, ».„,.,..,. - , 4m ^CHICAGO 'A NORTH -- WESTERS Rt >i i Spurbeek & Lambert, we will save yo» money <w the following; BeUlPg of »M Ktndp-HeatlW bey; complete stock ol Engineer's Supplies j Gas Pipe and IWlngfJ; CHPbe V; of Steam 1 FHtlPgs, Base Mid f ose Fittings; Oils of all Hinds, We Baye> large 8to«H Ol der OH and Oup Grease a specialty, fcarge stock of ^tftf- <?ive us a call • Factory and supply.Uouse flear 0, & ff. W Hoi About ,^ * L^' , ' ( <*. <> ^ t ^ . > ,' fffl -• i f'H, «^\ J si»j »&•>..<• '"'I? !'"*>-4- " j> '"* - * F '•.-' ' ^ ^'...Wr? /MTU, \ JH If yro tet /7-'4WK eteWMI,.BOW,M. 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