The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 10, 1894 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Publication:
Location:
Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Wednesday, October 10, 1894
Page:
Page 4
Start Free Trial
Cancel

UPPttlt DES MOIN1S! AMOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1804 R-r,;«3s £•'-/>/"'•> : a* A 16 Subscribes: , ,.11.66 Kiutfiidntha...... , 75 KtnfSB S&ofiths.o.. 40 Bffitw afifr address at above rates. "bf draft, tadney ofder, express ower, „! note at our risk. S of advertising Sent on application, STATE TICKET. .... ....W. M. MoS'AlttiAwD .0. Q. McOAftTH* JOHN S, HSnniow al ...... . ...... MH*OH Attdr&ey Sti»rem« Judges fcMiroad Cointnissioner ........ 0. L. DAVIDSON *< iCierk Sttpf ette court. ... .......... 0. L; JONBS Beporter Supreme Court. . . . ..B. I. SAtusoER CONGRESSIONAL. • Congressman, Tenth District.. J. P, DotitVER JUDICIAL. jfadge, Fourteenth District.... W. B. QCARTON COUNTY. Recorder ........................ M. P. RANDAL Clerk of Courts ........... . ...... ...B. F. GROSE County Attorney ..... ..... ..... J.O. RAYMOND Auditor.,. ..... . ................. F. D. CALKINS _„_„.„_„ J H. 0. HOLLBNBAOH . Supervisors .............. 1 LBANDER BARTON. EASILY ANSWERED. Gov, Boies asks if be is wrong in Ms— " Conclusion that a protective tariff, ns distinguished from a .revenue tariff, can have but one legitimate purpose, and that is to increase the selling price of the products of the business protected." Of course he is -wrong. When the McKinley law went into effect Gov. Boies and his followers were challenged to point out the rise in prices and failed. But the McKinley law had a marked effect nevertheless. It shut out ac', -tJOrding to the first treasury report -over $100,000,000 of foreign made goods which had been competing with the American article in the American market. That meant $100,000,000 more business for the American factories, and Gov. Boies can see, as every other • man can, that the mere addition of such a volume of trade is'in itself a big item even if prices remain stationary or should be slightly reduced. OLIVER "WENDELL HOLMES. The death of the last of the famous New England literary galaxy removes a genial humorist, a writer of some rare poems, a brilliant essayist. He was 85 years of age. His lines were cast in pleasant places. In the medical profession he ranked high and did work of lasting merit. In conv'ersa- " lion all the delightful qualities of his --writings were manifest. He was a • charming companion, a popular lyceum lecturer, a successful man. Of his poems he valued "The Chambered Nautilus" most highly. "The Last Leaf" is a beautiful blending of humor and pathos, and is said to have been .Lincoln's favorite poem. There is no one among American literary men to fill the place* of the genial autocrat. A PLAIN LIFE. The street arab, who refused to believe that Jay Gould was in a certain .restaurant because he had only one piece of pie by his plate, presented a widely accepted standard of measuring success. David Swing in . bis life presented its contrast. He was easily the leading preacher of his time in the west. His salary enabled him to enjoy all the luxuries the world affords. Buying a little farm on Lake Geneva he contented himself with caring for his trees and plants during the months of his vacations. He traveled but little in his later years and looked • forward with eagerness to getting to his rural home and putting in his eight hours a day of solid work. With all v,..his opportunities and all his study of ' -what makes for health and happiness .became to accept John Bur rough's rule of conduct for himself: "Muscular labor brings .it's recompenses. You relisb your sleep and your victuals. I :bave as much comfort in being tired as in any thing else, Sometimes I take a Jong walk just for the pleasure it'll be -when I get back to sit down—it's such -,-.»luxury." People who have to toil long for the two piece of pie chance in life, Those to whom it comes gradual- 'ly'cpme baojTto " plain living and high , fl?l»e Iowa world's fair commission : ijjre back *3,60Q which was not used of the ,p|ftte appropriation. —,— f The flock Island road is building a reservoir near Guthrie Center to be 500 feet long, 125 feet wide, and 10 feet high. The t company proposes to have a water supply the next fry season, -The Pee Moines Capital says of Pol" 1 JJes Mpines speech! "Poliivfr's always apropos, It is never far _,,„,,. ?J e relates fevp itBecflotes. He f»ye f mart things in such a homely way .and eappresses a troth BO plainly that the vljiten^r jfpn&ers why be hftd not thought of '""* " " "loajePfJBepMoines BolJlyfr. He has be papltol, that el* yeSiW-pf fiatididate the benefit 6f sd eieaf cut 7i£6Wfil an article. Mt. fttrlon& has Stated what Mr. Bake* 6tan3s fo'r so that ids who funs teajr read, and we believe the Coui-lef 6wes it to its democratic readers to let theto know why they should vote toff their candidate. ; A Stiller coufity ttah tried to collect cyclone ihSurahce on a horse that died of Wind Colic. ^ David S. Hill has accented the nomination fol 1 governor in &ew York and will run against ex-Vice President Morton, Hie Cleveland wing threaten to bolt. A hew phase is developed in the attempt to have A. E. Kidd, the Spencer pill rnan, pardoned by Gov, Jackson, After County Attorney Parker gave his reasons for asking for the pardon flnd sent his resignation to the Supervisors, Kidd, thinking that the matter was settled, came out with a lot of Violent charges against Parker, The result is that Parker proposes now to have Kidd punished if he can, and Gov. Jackson has taken two mouths to consider the matter. Kidd is likely to go to prison yet. Dolliver got as much applause at Des Moines as McKihley did. ] Eugene and Mrs. C. A. Schaffter will continue the Eagle Grove Gazette, We are glad to see the former re-enter newspaper work and the latter remain in it. FISHIM TRIP. iK-^[ttvrxy -I'M -33-" T"J J-ny™,^ jv-j.:, I^a^r-K--™ &pm^,,4uafiiw ^Clw' i» jJ i*-i . _* i 4-1 > t Ja > •£ w/i i f.ft.Wy'-!, "y ' If I could let myself down the back stairs of the centuries a few minutes to lay the finger of control upon the thinker who framed a saying that has become adage, I would perform the chameleon act and have this dropped into the books of quotation and into the stolen treasure of literary thieves; when the gods would destroy a fellow they have disinterested friends cau- dle his top-knot with good advice. 1 1 1 > Burrell said he would hate to make a voyage in a ship having the name Spaarndam— it was a bad omen to go down to the sea in a ship having a silent curse on the end of its name— then he gazed a moment on the spume of a billow that had laid its white cap on the yellow sand and asked me if I thought the mermen, who loaf in the valleys of the ocean, wore mutton-chop whiskers, and if the mermaids wore pal- pltators under the dorsel fin? Then he polished the kindness of the moment by advising me to board a fishing smack in the morning and give half a day to catching sea trout— said he would go along— Bernard Murphy of the Vinton Eagle said he would go too, and he laughed a shrill, dry laugh of sympathy for the sea trout— Byron Webster said he would go. and go he did. But Murphy never exposes himself to sunrise, and he was not noticeably present. Ralph Robinson of the Newton Journal, a good and pensive man, gave a doxology flirt to that dogmatic blue eye of his and said he would be with us, and he was. Bob Moore of the Ottumwa Democrat said he was not ready to be embodied in sea fiction, and Harvey Ingham of the Algona UPPER DBS MOINES decided to do his fishing on land. 1 1 1 1 All this came of being advised. That Thursday morning there was a fog coming landward from the frontiers of the sea. At a distance it seemed to rest above the water like a huge bundle of gray curtaining that had been tossed pell-mell out of the sky. Pour of us stood on the shore among the holes of the sand fleas and waited for the row boat to come and take us to the fishing smack that stood a half- mile oft shore in the ragged mist. The breakers dashed in one after the other with a blue splurge and a carbonic acid 'sizzle as they slid back into the briny basin or sank into the shore sands. The roller that came with thejtallest crest and the mightiest impulse brought the yawl ashore, and the captain of the smack was with the oarsmen. That captain was a study: spare- faced, of sallow hue, with the shine of bronze on his high cheek bone— a gray-eyed Yankee with hands as hard and rough as a corn cob— hair of a yellowish brown with a white tinge that betokened a crust of salt— a gleam in his look that danced when he saw a big silvery wave lashing and crashing in the sun with a shadowy trough behind it. We took our seats and put off with the next heavy sea, and in a few minutes were along-side the fisher boat. It was a quick and cheap scramble that landed us on deck. Taking stools by the rail we called a fisher boy and were provided ''with books and lines, the hooks baited with live sea crabs that squirmed ' barbed steel touched them, en we fished for trout, The fog had gone away with the wind. The sun was shining. Our lines punctured the fluctuating water through plaits of gold that danced with the motion of the waves. This little ship was short in the waist and blunt in the stem, and absorbed every motion of the sea that -.throbbed frpni Labrador or the Azores. I sat firmly upon my stool, And Ralph Robinson, sat in front of me at the same rail, and our eyes bored the sea in spots at the same time. Those waters— beautiful. but pf guohi savage de- celt, Tfcey were bjue and black, silver and gr&y, green and white, now scattering into a thousand hues in the effervescence of the supreme glQry spilling the seeds of gold, a»d BOW sinking into shadows that descend to the depths and chambers where the sea- anemone puts forjth it? buds of pale flame, TJ, B ship out from shpre abo^ three mUes apij was teeing up the Jersjy poas> j re & every mosftent th,et I was befog jig, «J fee, «>», Ralph Robinson's he guessed the fish were getting whereupon 1 leaned my chin Wer the Fail and began pfffducintf & tfcitigcfiptl&fi of the dissylablo Europe I which became a chorus when Ralph Robinson hung his chin and fed the fish, with tears in hid eyes and a shudder In his voice after each ejaculation. The anguish ran fK>m one to the other of us and the ship tacked up the Jersey coast. Burrell leaned against the main mast under the shoulder of-mutton sail and smoked a cob pipe. The sea gull gave a creaking cry as of a hinge protesting against its rust, and Byron Webster was the first man to land a fish. It Was a blue ray or skate, a fish that looks like an amphibious bat, The skate lifted itself by its fail-like pectoral fins and gazed into the face of its captor with a pitiful expression. This fish does not make a delicate covering for toast, like the autumn quail, and Webster dumped it back into the Water. While Ralph Robinson continued his rather free interpretation of the dissyliable and the fish were fed with the stout breakfast with which he had fortified himself for the voyage. When he struck a real staccato passage the tears would tumble down his cheeks and I responded feelingly for the benefit of the trout. Burrell's hair curled and he un- reefed the wild laugh he procured last year, in the great New England pie belt when he was traveling with "Dick" Richardson of the Davenport Democrat, and the blonde heathen rolled on the deck while the risi- bles perambulated his ribs. But Ralph and I were not frivolous. We looked tearfully into each other's faces, and although I did not feel funny I wondered if the whale wore a look of anguish when he unloaded Jonah. And still we sat by. the rail and apostrophized Europe through the course of three fluent hours, the waves danced silver and purple and gold, the wind fluted a song from the Bahamas, and the little ship tacked up the Jersey shore. BEY. 0, BROOKS TRIED FOB LYITO. The Baptist Church nt Llvermore Turns Him Out First and Then Tries Him— Ho Is Acquitted.' The sequel to the story of the trouble between Algona's one-time pastor, Rev. C. Brooks, and the new pastor at Livermore, said to have arisen over the latter's love for his own singing, which delayed religious services, is given by the Gazette in full. It seems that Eev. Brooks was turned out of church first. Now he has had a trial, and has apparently come out ahead. The Gazette says: The trial was called at the Methodist church last Monday afternoon, and the deliberations of the council lasted till the small hours of the morning. Some of the measures used by Rev. Brooks' accusers were abominable and' utterly unworthy of anybody claiming to have a spark of sympathy or brotherly love in their hearts; yet he combated the evidence, single handed, and was acquitted. No member of the church who was pressnt rose to offer a word in his defence, but his accusers were out in full force, many of them fighting bitterly for his defeat. Outside the church the whole community would rise in a body to render him any: honorable assistance, but their good .will was of no avail, as no outsiders were allowed to bring in evidence on any point, and Rev. Waite of the Presbyterian church, J. C. Bergen, and E. N. Rackliff, who were summoned by Rev. Brooks to testify, were requested to retire; one good brother remarking that they did not want any pVesbyterianism at their church trial. Seven members were chosen by Rev. Brooks and seven by the church as a council, or advising board, as advising is as far as their authority extends, and even when a man is found innocent by them it does not compel the church to receive him back. The church made strenuous efforts to secure men that they knew were prejudiced against Rev. Brooks, even going so far as to get Rev. Bodenham, a former pastor here who had had trouble with him. Only five men, however, were on hand as council. It was decided that one man should speak for each side. Rev. Pearce spoke for the church and Rev. Brooks for himself. But so eager were his accusers to be heard that a number of them spoke, and it was necessary for the moderator in very reproving terms to restrain Dr. Baker's enthusiasm, who was on his feet several times. So absurd were some of the charges brought against Rev. Brooks that he was even accused of having influenced the publication of articles in this paper in his behalf, and it was intimated that he had paid well for it. To which we wish to reply right now that when an editor requires money to induce him to speak in. 'de- fence of the character of a man' so well known by us ail as Rev, Brooks, he is indeed depraved, and the community should see that his place is filled by someone having a few sparks of genuine manhood and courage about him, The case was finished the next day, and articles were drawn up by the council acquitting Rev. Brooks of the charge, but incorporating references to plder matters, reproving both sides, and is to the effect that the council did not think it proper for a church to exclude a minister without the advice of a council, that it was irregular in its proceedings, that the charge of falsehood was too severe a term to apply to what they considered a careless state' roent, ana that the spirit shown toward the accused was not good. On the other band, they thought Rev, Brook? bad done wrong in annoying Rev. Pearce, and that he was not warranted in persisting in a statement which they thought be had hastily wade, Therefore, they advised that Bey, Brooks ROT knowledge that he bad made, mistakes [got acknowledge that he had lied., as has been reported], and that he apolp* gi?e an,d cease unRoying. They 'also advise that the church rescind action and restore him to HELP FOR THE STHKMN, , with, Plenty pj ty al Jbe toiwft 'flwwbr ' to nil v&sfajm* The Methods fifflt>lofred in lofta and Minnesota Pttfnish Something 1 of a Contrast A'Corresdohderit at Gertnatiia is Opposed to County Action—Some of the Insutance in Union. The action taken iii Minnesota in relief of the sufferers in the late cyclone contrasts somewhat with what lias been done thus far in Iowa. Two counties were struck there, and in a couple of towns the damage was greater than anywhere on the Iowa line. But there was no such disparity in losses as there has been in activity shown in the work of relief. In Minnesota Gov. Nelson has appointed a relief commission and last Wednesday issued the following proclamation: To the People of Minnesota! Another great calamity has befallen the state.. The counties of Mower and Fillmore have been visited by a cyclone, resulting in the loss of life and the destruction of a large amount of property in its path. A large nuniber of people lost their homes and all their, worldly possessions, and are in need of, assistance .to provide them with shelter for the coming winter. Now therefore, I, Knute Nelson, "governor of the state of Minnesota, do hereby appeal to all liberal and public-spirited citizens, to all municipalities, and to all religious and benevolent institutions to take steps towards securing contributions for the relief of the prevailing distress. ., I hereby appoint the following state commission, authorized to receive contributions of money and supplies, and to expend and disburse the same: P. H. Kelly, St.Paul; Harvey W. Blown, Minneapolis; Harry W. Tjamberton, Winona:. John Frank, LeRoy, C. L. West, Austin. .... In testimony whereof, I have; hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal of the state to be affixed thereto th^g third day of October, A. D. 1894. KNUTE NELSON, Governor. The Pioneer Press in reporting the matter says: " F. P. Brown, J. J. Furlong and John French, the committee that has been soliciting aid for the cyclone sufferers, .went to Minneapolis yesterday and had a conference with C. A. Pillsbury and members of the local fire relief committee there. The great need of the people, they say, is lumber to build bouses for the winter. Enough has been secured to begin the'work, but a large amount additional will be required, as about one hundred buildings were destroyed." , . • Opposes County Action. The following communication was received from a subscriber in Germania last week too late for publication. Its suggestion about private aid is good^ but its objection to county aid is sufficiently answered by the action 'of the state of Minnesota, which has considered the storm sufficiently unusual to warrant state aid. Webster county, we are informed, gave $2,000 to the Pomeroy sufferers: To the Editor: The suggestion in the last issue of your paper, in connection with the urgent circumstances of bringing a suitable relief to the sufferers from the late cyclone, to have the county supervisors adjust those losses from the county funds would in some instances, perhaps, prove to be an ex- oedient and practical way, especially where the facility of immediate need is the essential. Fortunately that is not the case here, as far as this county is concerned, as the relief corps and others have preliminarily provided the necessities which require immediate attention. But although no one might question the authority of the county board of supervisors to use the county's money in an extraordinary way when need calls for it, the utility of introducing such a method systematically may yet be considered unsettled, And would it not deprive those from a pleasant and sacred duty who, so to speak, are watching for an opportunity to show their sympathy to suffering fellowmen by restoring materially to their possession some of the means.of happiness, comfort, and necessities of life, and which partial reimbursement they have within their grasp? We know there are laboring people and mechanics, for instance, who will take the earning for a portion of a day's work or more and give it to this cause. Farmers who chance to be short of money may tajce to the market so many bushels of grain, the money of which will approximate the amount which be probably would give if he bad the money deposited. And others, well-to- do people, may satisfy their benevolent disposition by selecting for the purpose denominations to most any unlimited figures, Committees should be formed at once anywhere in the county with an executive control, at Algona, for instance, and through these the help should flow in rapidly and sufficient. The reality of the situation is an appeal to anyone, Some Insurance In Union. Union township was about the only one to have any tornado insurance. Ed, Donovan says the following amounts have been awarded there; Geo, Boevers, fl.OOO; M. Scbenok, |726; 0, Da«, 1170,90; Chas. Coofc, $40; Cbas, Beglemeyer, «S2; H. Bailey, $16; Wm. poods, 116; B, Anderson, $35; Ed. ":.,; $t&, As a mmple of the sustained, Myron Sohepos estl* », w ;" - 'r - bi l ta8»W?«« he ,„ _ $4,<$0< I» orchards, fences, trees and such things the tyssss cannot he estimated. , o, ?, mum Ht p. Were Quakers and be was educated in the denominational schools Of that society, He also attended the Iowa state university, ffom which institution he graduated in 1880. He entered upon the practice of law soon afterwards, which he has followed ever since. He came to Log Angeles in the boom days of 1887, and was more fortunate financially than moat of the tenderfeet of that period. Mr. Dorland was a republican until that party in Iowa refused to fulfill its pledge to adopt a system of prohibitory laws, When he bc-came an earnest advocate of the formal'tob of a third party. He was one of the active workers and prominent spewkui's in the campaign for the constitutional amendment in Iowa, and helped to mould the Sefttimeflt that demanded and obtained a vote of the people of Iowa tin prohl* bitiOn at a non*partisan election. He is treasurer of the prohibition County central committee, and has delivered more temperance speeches in this county within the last year than any other man in the party, He is an fable and effective speaker and att untiring worker for prohibition. He is eminently qualified for the position of attorney general. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.; West Bend will bond for water works, Elmore got a town well at 110 feet deep. J. P. Dolliver spea.ks at Cylinder Oct. 16, and at West Bend Oct. 17. The Iowa Improved Stock Breeders' association will hold its 21st annual meeting at the agricultural college at Ames on Oct. 18 and 19. The Champion says: Russian thistles are reported to be growing and maturing to perfection in the gravel pit of the Milwaukee railway east of Whittemore. Hampton Recorder: Bellton did not get near enough to the front at Milwaukee to win money. He has evidently gone wrong, for the heats were not trotted faster than 2:20. Eagle Grove Gazette: M. Divers and son, .Byron Divers of Byron, Wis., were guests of C. K. Carter .and family last week. They left the latter part of the week for Algona to visit there. The programme for the Northwestern Iowa Teachers' meeting to be held at Waterloo November 8-10, is being issued from the office of Supt. Sabin. It is quite lengthy and the meeting promises to bo a great success. Erametsburg Reporter: W. B. Quarton has been.appointed by. Gov. Jackson to fill out the unexpired term of Judge Carr. He will don the ermine robe Oct. 13. This is as it should be and will only hasten the induction of Mr. Quarton to the office of judge by a few months. The Bancroft Register says: 'M. DeL. Parsons has a two and 'one-balf column articlfib in THE UPPER DES MOINES this week giving some of the reasons why all should vote for Baker. We hope all Kossuth democrats will read the article and reflect, remembering that Baker is the man they turned down a loyal democrat to endorse. West Bend Journal: John Nylen bad an accident last week in bis slaughter house at Whittemore that very nearly cost him his life. He was helping to dress a beef and some of the tackle by which it was hoisted gave way and fell on him, injuring him so badly that for several days his right arm and lower limbs were paralyzed. Dr. Bachman is attending him. An important decision has just been rendered by Superintendent of Public Instruction Sabin at Den Moines. Samuel Fallon of Webster county has two boys who have been going to school in Fort Dodge. The county superintendent decided that as Fallon lived in the country outside of the independent school district, he could not have the advantages of the schools without pay. J. Fred. Myers referring- to the cyclone sufferers says: We note that each county is providing ways and means for the survivors. This is as it ought to be. Unless the calamity is so great that it cripples an entire county, so that state and general aid is needed, every county should appropriate enough of public funds, supplemented by private subscriptions, to enable the unfortunates to get another start in life. The Fort Dodge Messenger compliments Algona's new pastor: Among the changes in which Fort Dodge is the most interested are those of Rev, Brown and Rev. Kennedy v who have been transferred to Sioux City and Algona respectively. Both pf these gentlemen together with their estimable families have won the respect and confidence of all whom they come in contact with, Emmetsburg Reporter: We notice with pleasure that Rev, Robt. Bagnell, formerly of Algona, has been assigned by the M, E. conference to the church at this place, He is a fluent talker, an energetic worker, and above all imbued with love for the Master's work, During bis two years' pastorate at Algona the membership of the church was increased by nearly eighty, the greater number of whom were added by his individual effort. The Reporter gladly welcomes him and his estimable family to this city. Livermore Gazette: P, R. Crose, Elmer Hawitt, Selmer Holmes, and Nick Ray took a team and went to Algona last Sunday, where Mr. Ray goes to work in the Parish &Frise bard ware store. Mr. Crose went on to Burt to see his family, and the balance of the boys went to Armstrong looking up jobs °f threshing. Parish & Prise, by the way, will find Mr. Ray to be a very efficient man in their hardware store, one that they can trust implicitly, competent to show up the merits of their wares in their best Ugh?, and and obUsfiPir to customers, Alexander Jotjpstone, the mind reader who was at Algpna several years 8go, lately performed, & teat; at Pubuaue that beats, all previous records, The Journal describes it; A gittae bid a preioriPtioji writte; M.iebel, aw Mr. _„,.„. the committee over the 1 it. Remaining bjind' the pregeripto info a £F.S;A, q r |B, m the n, by route an<i fee THE GOSPEL ON WHEELS* A Store! Method of Dispensing Good Works—Chft&fei Catf No. Three And Its Mission. E. H. Slagle Was a Visitot to It, and iri: in & Readable Article fells Us All About It. To the Editor.' Ohe evefeing last- week 1 had the pleasure of examining a model church on wheels, t satin, one of ; the pews, stood behind the pulpit, and even put my hand on the bible^ btft having 1 ofc by Wananmker suit (t mean Bissel suit) and my cap labeled P. 0. DVand R. M, S., I felt somewhat out of place in this fine church. N The church Deferred to is what is known as Chape) Car Number Three, and is owned and operated by the American Baptist Publication society. It is a beautiful railroad car; 70 feet in length, with all modern appliances for comfort, and safety. On the outside are the words "Chapel Car Number Three,"" "Glad Tidings." Car No. 1 is called the "Evangel," and car No 2."Emahuel." The first was built and' donated to the Baptist society by John D. . Rockafeller and other wealthy New York gentlemen, and the second"by contributions from the Baptist denominations. Car No. 3 is a model church. It will seat 160 people, has an elegant organ donated by the Estey Organ company, is carpeted and. well lighted. It is finished in polished oak and looks as- though it had never seen dirt, political, moral, or earthly. Boston W. Smith, manager, took me behind the scenes, as it were, and showed me bow thoughtful the builder and donator, Mr. Wm. Hills of New York City, was- when he gave orders for its construction. You open a door back of the pulr- pit and enter an elegant library ana office, furnished with books, magazines,, and papers.' A large oak writing desk and easy chair look inviting indeed. To the left of the library are two- berths, the same as those in sleeping cars. Just back of it you open a door and are ushered into a modern kitchen, ' furnished with a steel range and cooking utensils. Spring chicken, etc., are supplied by agriculturists along the , route of travel. But we are not through the church yet. There is a wardrobe, bath room, and another small room which might be used for a variety of purposes, but of course preachers don't smoke and cinch would be out of the question, . Now we, want to know .what this moving church is for. One object, doubt-, less, is to do away with ; moving so many preachers. All they, do when people get dissatisfied with their pastor . is to move the church away, pastor and all, and move another church and pas-.' tor in. The primary object, however, ia to take the gospel to those who live •' in small towns where there are no church privileges; to distribute bibles and religious literature; to organize.: Sunday .schools and churches where an opportunity, might not otherwise be ... given. Mr. Smith, known as "Uncle Boston," who manages the "Glad Ti-. dings" car, told me that people often drove from 25 to 30 miles to hear a sermon preached in the car. Of course' they are benefited morally and spirit- ' ually, and go home supplied with bibles, if they had none before, good pa- , pers and tracts. The car is thrown open part of the day for a reading room for railroad men or anyone who desires.. to use it as'such. Much good has been done in these car churches, and more are building. The day is not far distant when people will not have to attend church; the church will come to them. If they tire of it, side track it. If they tire of the preacher, ship him. The church may suffer a wreck once in ; a while, but many suffer wrecks that are not on wheels. The railways may be stingy, but they haul these churches all over the United States free of charge, which is surely generous. More anon. : E. H. SLAGLE. DEATH OF T. B. LOOKWOOD. The San Jacinto, Cal., Register Gives a Full Report of the Death of an Old-time Algonlan. •Thos. Lockwood died at San Jacinto, . Cal,, Sept. 21, of nervous prostration and heart failure, aged 58 years. The Register says: Mr, Lookwood passed quietly away Friday, at 12:15 p, m., after only three •weeks serious illness, At the beginning of bis illness he was removed from bis hotel, the Jan Jacinto, 'to a cottage on First street, where be was carefully nursed by his wife and* son Charles, and many kind friends. His condition seemed extremely morbid from the first, and frequently he longed for death to relieve him of bis sufferings. He declared that he would die, and refused medical treatment un» til just at the last, when he accepted medicine at the earnest solicitation of his family and merely to gratify them. His physician, Dr, B. A. Wright, attributes Mr. Ijockwood's death to weak heart forces which were inherited, and which superinduced nervous prostra^ tion, The funeral services were held Saturday, at 10 a. m., at the cottage, Rev, J. P. Ralstin officiating. A large number of friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect- Mr. Ralstin spoke many words of hope and consola* tion, tp the sorrowing family and friends, and during the service read scriptural passages wherein, a better life is promised after death, The in* terment took place in the San Jaointo cemetery at 11 o'clock, Mr. kookwopd wftsone of San Jaointo's pioneer citi', zens, having come to the valley in 1886, during the promising days pf the bpom, He came from Algona, Iowa, with his family, consisting of wife apd SOB, who remaiR to mourn his loss; In, }88T he built the Sao Jaointo hotel, ajid in jsw erected a haedsome residence on his _ his residence amopg us Mr Lookwopd prove,d himeeif citizen, and -p,

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free