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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 26, 1894
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ALGMA, ioWA, EEC. &, im. 'Hit WHILE. »« mm* tt»,t ftfetty fair story af Phli* AWte-ar. . 1ft itt two chapters, with ' thirty yeara elapsing Wo. jreara 6* inOrd ago ft ft« Was a young man attending emy hear Syracuse, N. IT* j was a ladies' eeininary heaf by ( ens beautiful moonlight night dllpi>ed away from his dofffii- ,ftnd took a pretty setnihaf y gif 1 _ f&f a long buggy ride. lt d&tnd to the eats of the dignified tlltf and & sentence of expulsion Sfitered up against £, D, ; Armour. att passed . on. 1'oung Armour to Chicago ' and became the test merchant of the world. e day ah old man with a pair of e'.elde whiskers and a professional iffe, smile was ushered into Mr. otir's private, office. T u lTou remember the — academy, Mr. 6ur,r !) his visitor began. should say I did. 1 was ex* led from that institution for taking itiie A- out buggy riding. " Wellj then, perhaps you f etnem- me. " I am Professor — — . I was ember of the faculty then, as I am w. And I want to say, Mr. Armour, t I always protested against your as being unjust and unwar- iited by the facts. By the way, Mr. rmour, the academy is in a financial rait just now and I came to see if ' U would give Us some assistance." "Well," replied the millionaire, "if il protested against my expulsion all nave to say is that you've been a g time in letting me know about lut Mr. Armour made out a good ' chock, just the same and sent d pedagogue on his way rejoic- if IS Ll6HfWQ UP INDIA. BlndoolSttl iSdifif et the J8fe*6*8 the 6t« fifc 6* Clirlst'6 , N. ¥., Dec. le.-^-fiev. fir Talhiage tO-day delivered the third of his series of 'roUnd the world sefmohs through the press, the subject being the "Burning of the bead,' 5 and the text: "They have hands but they handle not, feet have they but they walk not, neither speak they through their throat. ' Thev that make them are like unto them.'* Psalm IJ&lVii-viii. The life of the missionary, is a luxurious and indolent life} ttindooism is a life that ought not to be interfered, With} Christianity is guilty of ati im* pertinence when it invades heathen* doin', yo^u must put in the same line of reverence Brahma, Bttddha, Mohammed and Christ. To refute these slanders and blasphemies now so prevalent, and to spread out before the Christian world the contrast between Idolatrous and Christian countries, I preach this third sermon in my series. Out of Sight, nmer (to taciturn traveler)—What's ne? sler (anewspaper man)—Ideas, imer—H'm I You don't seem lany samples with you. to „, ° Entertaining:. ,, ; i_I didn't know Mrs. Stickler was ch'an entertaining person. Bess—Indeed she is. bhe knows a "jagreeable story about every woman in Hope Springs Eternal 'the human orfast. Despite repeated dis- ipointments, tlio divine spark rekindles ir each. Though there may not DO a silver Ing to every cloud, the vapors which, bb- ire the sky oft waft aside and disclose the .1 • splendor of the noonday sun. Thus is ipe justiaed. Invalids who seek tho aid f fi Hostetter's Stomach Bitters in tho hopo .something better than a mere modification j the evils from which they suffer, will find ?h H it justifies their expectation. Chills and- fBvfV. rheumatism, dyspepsia, liver and kid- ••• ° , trouble, nervousness and debility are thnr pughly, not partly, .remedied by tho Bit^ 'fcs ' Loss of flesh, appetite and sleep are Mvmit leracted by this helpful tonty as by no' Shm. \ medicinal agent, and to the old, infirm i'nd•convalescent it .affords speedily appreciable ) Benefit. A wineglassful three times a ; flay. _ ^ a> " ~ ""'"" 1" In His Line. • Suellair—When that gentleman Drteuted me so gallantly what made . ron ."exclaim: "Don 1 * talk shop?" >' jAte. Noinwun—To stop him, of course, {it's Mennyribb, the professional big- •M- rr jhe New York police have captured a ' thief who admits he nas stolen one The dred overcoats this season. ; ac i, c has no terrors for him. hundred and ten pairs of twins and airs of—no, nine triplets—of triplets orn in Boston last year, avenworth, Kansas, belie is named She must be a prize girl. comfort andt^ enjoyment when e many, who live bet- promptly ,ibest products tp. 'feein&.wUl attest' :£|4J9 to kealtk 9f the PTO ».PWWpleS i .9i»br ft Q^ ' '"round the world*' In this discourse I "take you to tho very headquarters, of heathendom, to the very capital of Hindooisrri: for what Mecca is to the Mohammedan, and what Jerusalem is to the Chris-. Man, Benares, India, is to the Hindoo. We arrived there in the evening, and the next morning we started out early, among other things to see the burning of the dead. We saw it, cremation not as many good people in America and England are now advocating it, namely, the burning of the dead in clean) and .orderly, and refined crematory., the hot furnace sodn reducing the human form to a powder to be carefully preserved in an i urn; but ^cremation as .the Hindoos practice it. We -got into a boat and were rowed down 1 the river Ganges until wo came opposite to where five dead bodies lay, four of them women wrapped in red garments, and a man wrapped, in white. Our boat fastened, we,/waited and watched. ' High piles of wood were on-, the bank, and. this wood is carefully weighed on large scales, ac cording as the friends of the deceased can afford to pay for it. In many cases only a few sticks can be afforded- and the dead body is burned only a little,and then thrown into the Ganges. But where the relatives of ceased'are well to do, an abundance of •wood in pieces four or purchased/ Two or three i layers of sticks are then put on the ground to receive the dead"form. ' Small pieces- of sandal wood are inserted to produce fragrance.' '• The 'deceased' is lifted 'from:the,resting .place, andi,p\it: upon this wood. Then the coyer is removed from the face of the corpse and ; it is bathed with water of the. Gauges'. Then several more layers of wood are put upon the body, and other sticks are placed on both sides of it, but the head and feet are left exposed. Then a quantity of grease sufficient to make everything inflammable is put on the wood, and into the mouth of the dead. Then one of the rich men in Benares, his fortune made in this way,furnishes the fire, and, after the priest has mumbled a few words, the eldest son w,alks three times around the sacred pile, and then applies the torch, and the fire blazes up, and in a' short time the body has become the ashes whph relatives throw in to'the Ganges. ' Benares is imposing in the distance as you look at it from the other side of the Ganges. The forty-seven ghats, or flights of stone steps.reaching from the \yater's edge to the buildings high up on the banks, mark a place for the ascent and descent of the sublimities, The eye is lost in the bewilderment of ,tombs ? shrines, minarets, palaces and temples', It is the glorification'of steps; the-triumph o£ stairways. But looked at clpse by,'the temples, though, large ,and expensive, are. anything but at* tractive. The seeming gold m many cases' turn^OWt to be brass % , The pro- '' '' .n£s ta the wal} fajrn t Qu1> to'be ThVVtu'bjos *}s, stucco, The linages of 4wjib}e" v|§age, and the flower$ put u,p9n' ( t;h,e ajt^v /Jjaye , theiv s,ub.n}erge4 ,-by tUajj which is is siipp'osed to be a eap'ferhatural tife, hence to her ate brought and fide, and here and there- ifa8 flowers are spattered frith the bkfod of goats slain in sacrifice. As we Walk to-day through this Mon key temple we must not hit, of tease^ of huft otie of theni. Two fenglishmen years ago lost their lives by the maltreatment oi a monkey* i*atsing along one of these Indian streets, a monkey did not soon enough get out of the way and one of these Englishmen stfuck it with his cane. Immediately the people and the priests gathered around these strangers, and the public wrath increased until the two Englishmen were pounded to death for having struck a monkey. No land in all the world so reveres the monkey as India,' as no other land has a temple called after it. One of the rajahs of India spent j 00,000 rupees in the marriage of two monkeys. A nuptial procession Was formed itt which moved camels, elephants, tigers, cattle and palanquins of richly dressed people. Bands of music sounded the wedding inarch. Dancing parties kept the night sleepless. It Was twelve days before the monkey and monkeyess were free from their round of gay attentions. In no place but India could such a carnival have occurred. But, after all, while we can not approve of. the monkey temple, the monkey is sacred to hilarity. I defy any one to watch a Monkey one minute without laughter. Why was this creature made? For the world's amusement. The mission of some animals is left doubtful and we can not see the use of this' or that quadruped, or this or that insect, but the mission of the ape is certain; all around the world it Whether seated at the top of this temple in India, or cutting up its antics on the top of a hand organ, it'stirs the sense of tlie ludicrous; tickles the diaphragm' into cachinnation; topples gravity into play, and accomplishes that for which it Was created. The eagle, and the lipn,:'"ahd the gazelle, and the robin no nipre certainly have their mission than has the monkey. But it implies a low .form of Hindooism when this embodied mimicry of the human race is lifted into worship. In one of the cities for the first.timejin my life I had ah opportunity of talking with a Fakir, or a Hindoo who has renounced the world and lives on alms. He sat under a rough covering on a platform of brick. He was covered with the .ashes of the dead, and was at the time rubbing more of those ashes upon . his arms 'and. legs. He understood and spoke English. . I said to him, "How long have you been seated here?" He replied, "Fifteen years." "Have those' idols which I see power to help of destroy?" He said, "No: they only represent God. There is but one God." Question—When people die where do they go to? " ' ' ' •Answer—That depends upon what, they have been doing. If they have been doing good, to heaven; if they have been doing evil, to hell. Question—But do you not believe in the transmigration of souls, and that after death we go into birds or animals of some sort. Answer—Yes; the last creature a man is thinking of while dying is the one into which he will go. If he is thinking of a bird he will go into a bird; and if he is thinking 1 of a cow he will go.into a cow. Question—-I thought you said that at death the soul goes to heaven or hell? Answer—He goes there by a gradual process. It may take him years and years. Question—Can any one become a Hin- doo? Could I become a Hindoo? Answer—Yes, you could. Question—How could I become a Hindoo? Answer—By doing as the Hindoos do. ' ' But as I looked upon the poor, filthy- wretch, bedaubing himself with the ashes of the^dead, I thought the last thing on earth I would want to become would be a 1 Hindoo, I expressed to a missionary who overheard the conversation between the Fakir and myself my amazement at some of the doctrines the Fakir announced. The missionary said: " Tlie Fftk'irs are very accommodating, and supposing you to be ft friend ,of Christianity, l>e an- the ,theory pf ope God, and And now as to the of missionaries: It has travelers, after op Englan^, that a life full of in< Tbft|i is >'false wpiiil say }§ m Mgfc jf, it did net- go"" missionary groftnd bfeing that of fttr* nishing for a large funer&I the Chief Object of interest. So far frotn living itt idleness, no men on earth work so hard as the missionaries now in the foreign field. Against fearful odds, and With three millions of Christians opposed to two hundred and fifty millions of Hindoos, Moham- medans and other false religions, these missionaries are trying kj take India for God. tict^the good people of America, and England, and Scotland, and of all Christendom add 99% per cent to their appreciation of the fidelity and Consecration of foreigf^ missionaries. Far away from home.* in an exhausting climate, and con}" pelled to send their children to Eng- ; land, Scotland or America so as to es t cape'the corrupt conversation and be* haviof of the natives, these men and women of God toil on Until they drop into their graves. But they will get their chief appreciation when their work is over and the day is Won, as ii will be Won. No place in heaven will .be too good for them. Some of the ministers at home who live on salaries of $4,000 or §5,000 a year, preaching the gospel of him who had not where to lay his head, will enter heaven and be 1 welcomed, and while looking for a place to sit down, they will be told! "Yonder in that lower line of thrones you will take your places. Not on the thrones nearest the king; they are reserved for the missionaries!" • : Meanwhile "let all Christendom be thrilled with gladness.' About 25,000 converts in Im'ia every year under-the Methodist missions, a'ncl about 25,000 converts under the Baptist missions; and about 75,000 converts under all missions every year. But more than that,Christianity is undermining heathenism, and, not a city, or town, or neighborhood of India, but directly, or indirectly, f ceils the'influence; and the day speeds on when Hindooism will go : do\vn with a crash. There are whole Villages which have given up their gods, and where-not ani iidol is left. The serfdom of womanhood in many places is being ^unloosened; and the iron grip of caste is being relaxed. Human sacrifices have ceased, and the last spark of•»the''funeral, on which the .widow must ; leap, .has been extinguished, and. the-j juggernaut, stopped, now. ,. stands as a p curiosity for travelers to, look at! All India will be taken for Christ. If anyone has any dishearterimeh'tslet him keep them as his own private property; he is Welcome to all of them. But if any man has any encouragement to utter, let him utter them. What; we want in -the church and the world is •less croaking owls of the night and more morning larks with spread --Wing ready to meet the,: advancing , day. Fold up Naomi and Windham, and give us Ariel or Mount Pisgah,,pf Coronation. I had the joy of preaching in many of the cities of India, and seeing the dusky i laces of,the,natives illuminated with heavenly anticipations. In Calcutta while Ihe congregation were yet'seated I took my departure for a railroad train, '.jt preached by the watch up to the last minute. A swift carriage brought me to the station not more than half a; minute 'before starting. I came nearer to missing the train than I hope any one of us will come'to missing heaven. receipts for eooking requiring a leavening agent the ROYAL BAKING POWDER, because it is an absolutely pure cream of tartar powder and of 33 per cent* greater leavening strength than other powders, will give the best results. It will make the food lighter, sweeter, of finer flavor and more wholesome. 106 WALL ST., NEW-YORK. I ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., b.een said by, Gold in Alaslfa. Four miners arrived in Tacoma from Alaska recently, bringing each $100,000 in gold dust, whicfy they said . was the result of twp seasons' work in the Yukon country. They said that all the old timers who have been long on the ground and have mastered its peculiarities have struck it rich during the last season. There is good evidence of this in the fact that a steamer called at Tacoma not long ago en route to San Francisco fi'om*' Alaska, 'having aboard about- $aOO,000 in gold dust, which her officers said was a usual thing this season. Some big nuggets, aver^ aging twenty to thirty ounces, have been found, , But -the * mining is exceedingly difficult. About 800 miners will winter in the Yukon district this year, The influx of miners has been so that there is likely to be a great scarcity of provisions before spring. A big rneh to the region is looked for next year because'' the placers have panned out so well. Working Clotllos. Lord Ellenborbugh once reproved a bricklayer for coming to be sworn in his usual habiliments. "When you have to appear before this court, witness, it is your' bounden duty to be clean and decent,in,your appearance." "Upon my life, if it cpmes to that," said the bricklayer,"' 1 'I'm every bit as -well dressed as your lordship." "How do you mean, sir?" exclaimed the chief-justice, angrily; "Well, its , just this—you come here in your working-clothes and I come in mine." It was very seldom, however, that any•body got the. better,,''of Lord'Ellen- borough. ,.. A witness'dressed in a fantastical manner and who had given discreditable evidence, was asked in crpss-eXamiriation;'wh'at .he was. "I employ myself," he said, "as a surgeon." "But. doeS "anyone else," inquired the chief-justice employ you as a surgeon?"—Argonaut. A Conception of Snow." A little Italian.,,wbo. .came to Rpckland last summer'had never seen snow,, and a recent storm was a'great surprise. Looking out of his window and noticing some of the snow on the.^ali^, he cried; 'jl/guess one of tHe lirub kilns-is busted. ' 'And then, seeing snoTw everywhere,: he continued.: .-. ' ^ MA11 of the lime kilns •must have busted." - Holiday'.pxcus^tpna. v ' Anticipating that many people will, take,: advantage o£: low rates an'd visit friends' during the holidays, the Chicago Great Western railway,, \villsell excursion tickets from all stations''tfri its line t£> points withio200 miles of selling static^,--- at'the rate of one fare and a third for the'^rourid trip. Tickets on sale Dec. S2, 28, 24,25 and 31,1894,'arid Jan/1.,,1895, all tickets gojo^i returning until:Jan. :3, 1895? ' For further information c(ill''U ! pon any, agent of this 1 company or address F. H.Lord, G. P. and T. A., Chicago,'1U ; ' , . .' ,W isdom is individual inheritance ; and cannot be secured at a bargain.counter. farming: and Stock Eatsing in Nebraska A pamphlet containing valuable information about Nebraska, northwestern Kansas and eastern Colorado, with a sectional map of that country, will •be sent free on application' to P. S. Eustis, General 'Passenger Agent, C. B, & Q. R. E., Chicago, 111. HA London collector has just' paid $50,000 for a fine cabinet of Australian stamps, It is the highest price e.ver paid for a collection Piso's Cure is the meaicme to break up Children's Coughs and Colds.—Mrs. M. G. BUJNT, Sprap,-ue,'.Wtteh., March'8,1894. has not much for de- SUGGESTIONS FOR NIMRODS. Don't accidentally shoot tha g-ultle. Don't swear when you miss the bird. Don't blame the makar of the rifle. Don't ignore^the "no trespass" sign. Don't explain to others how to shoot. Don't fire both barrels at a reed bird. Don't take beverages until after dark. Don't promise gains before you get it. . 'Don't aw aken the household when you start. Don't shoot birds along the Bide. It is unsportsmanlike. Don't attribute bad luck Hhe maker of the cartridge you use. Don't sing or whistle until out of the woods. That ends the frame. Don't blaino the doj for not bringing in what you thought you shot. Don't lose presencs of mind when thedeer comesbnmding towards you. 'road- ot tli« TVpylrt Homelike, Jn her address before the Wpjnan's Christian Temperance union con tiau at Cleveland Miss Frances SJ. said; "I remember ' that no subject pugzled or vex.e4 me move jn my youthful days toon, why it was tnat men CQuld.arrjvjigp the whole world China r ------ „, ------- fense, but nas millions for tribute. II the Baby Is cubing xeeth. Be sure an4usotha,told and well-triad remedy, MBS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING pyjiw f °r Oliildren TeetWne- "When in trouble take comfort In the fact that there is po'monopply of misfortune, pped Bmuls and Face, Tender or Sore F yi^es, &Q. 9, 8. Olarlt Co., Row Paven, We can not dp.any man a greater wvpng than to misjudge him. Ask your £ Warranted to euro gr pvi«e js cents. In Russia'jt wfts o^ce je, cpmwon belief beardless men were soulless. DO YOU EXPECT To Become a Bother? 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