The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 29, 1895 · Page 2
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< !•- ; £4«^Si j- .towl^wii^^At tti&'ift- ISPS. . ¥ho%6 who wtre- not actually in perferWifciica - -.-«-., UK „_--. « coslufftiro? suifcstthg entases ro* the Cableau« t ^ g "siibW 1 a» it was Befterkliy oVwaH' t« IttclUdfe ft Ohe-ftbt (JdfttedlP, rcvcrttt HVlhg plbtut-es ttttd a tnifiUet. w f ?OI course tfie IlVifig pibtUres will all 5v"haVe plenty O f clothes oil , 'em, 6** .& , Ulalned pretty Nell Gray, who waS gett» f?" t#al ttialiager aM director of the affair. *"«Y "we,shall have Rdtrieo atid Juliet, , ;StygiHalloh and Galatea, OfpheuS and e^/jIdUrydice and many Mother Goose If pictures. In the latter I'm going to have fff,\thfe chlldreh-ahd, oh! de^ai', I'm so Attd She trotted away to • attend a rehearsal. At the hall she found nearly ;j«ll the-performeis gathered and,merry Jm'gume.ritSswere. going, on as to how, iC&taltt' parts were 1 to be played. Tho 'girls were nearly all talking of cos* jtumes and the men were looking a (trifle bored and very much ashamed of themselves, as men usually do when .they are lured into amateur thcatri- 'cals. Nellie soon brought them out o< 'chaos. Wltli tho Help of Carl Meri-itt she,managed to pose and rehearse sev- 'oral of the living pictures ahd to teach ,,]iart of the minuet, which she and Carl were to lead. When 11 was all over she '• «ank down Into a chair, completely ex- nausled, to Carl ATerrltt's Intense dls- . may. He bent over her, anxious and distressed. "Oh! I'm so tired," she said, wearily. ;« Then noticing Carl's anxious face, she 'laughed merrily and exclaimed: 1 "Don't look so, pensive, Carl. One Would think 1 was going to expire right t hero. If I'm this tired now, what will I i.be before this thing Is over? Just run tri the window and see if mamma has sent James after me yet." , 'X thought I was to have the pleasure » if taking you home, Nellie," said Carl a trifle savagely. i ''You gave -me to understand so. I ,Iiave a brpiigham at the door for you 'now. Why did you have James come fw\ you?" "Oh,';now. Carl, you're not quite rea- isonable ,are you? You know perfectly wqlljthat Gertrude expects you to tako her home. £jee. .she's over there now— waiting for Vou,"i>robably." j "I don't see why she should," said 'Carl, still a good deal.upset. "She's visiting your mother, you Jaiow," observed Nellie, with a trace ot sarcastic bitterness in her tone. ' "You are supposed to be engaged to .her. No, don't Interrupt me. As your • .mother's guest you owe her more cour- •• tesy than you would show by taking me home." Carl looked at hor thoughtfully for a ' moment and,.replied, plowly: "Well, Nellie, you arc an enigma. You don't care anything about me apparently and 'yet sometimes "•'-I' think -you love me. ,-You Imagine that because I am rich .that if you are civil to me my mother will not Hke it. 'My mother does not linow you. You have never permitted her to. She has not really exchanged • ten words with you since you came to Stanton to live. You always avoid heri She would love you as' dearly as Ido if you 'would just glye her a chance to know jyou. Then, you don't and won't undcr- ,stand about Gertrude. She's only my ;cousln, Nell." - "Your second cousin,"' Interrupted 'Nellie, : "Well, my second cousin, then; but I 'couldn't fall in love with her if she were my thirty-second cousin and thirty-two times as attractive as she nrfn* „ „, OaM did ttSt _„„. ..ftef repmted If?e*t8 ~.. ...» ^ &hoW Mell those" little" attefltloftli to dfftf t» 6vef ? wOffikft'fi heart, aftd f-epe'Sted feUtelchlfigs' ttoffi her, hlS fcMldBBghfr g6t the best oi his afdof aftd he tfg&tea """ Nell with ft dose of he? bwh cool* *>/ < 'T ' JiAVfl TO "LOVING YOU!" ,|p, I Iqye'yoxv,- 4 dearest, v ai; s d only you, "Stop, stop, stop!" cried Nellie, put- tjRg her pretty fingers to her ears. • X*.'S?re'i8 Jftwte. come to take me home, 'anfl'ypur"second cp,upln," with unneees* gayy emphasis, Garl thought, "Is walt- ,iHgfP»'yoM f So, goodnight, Mr, Merrltt, pe.surB to cqme to rehearsal Wednes' day " fliifl naughty Npll went off wltji -Him- Ul$e brother Jamjo, leaving Carl 'tov to himself: 'lie? .eorifpumled pride, that'js 'ji. i kno\\ r she 4oes care for me » Wile. »aa I'll ovprcome hw prtde yet." " -j^ut lib bio. to content himself, with &n JUs' J cqusln hpm^r mi "act'which Immediately set down of a ._. ,. . ,.» thj^WPftle because r'ws^-^'^9 *S,*9S h 61 ' £°° a ~~lrt«l»9^l6t -Mr r*fu»p.' ,8i»e lx;.tiM4K4l«0:.ft JH. W' 8 *»--a-i ^-vtw? Tr^ v ' ^ j_ -•* ~." I :JT F\. :$.«*• *8,l'£i J^SEfL.*!*: she began to realise how mtich* she! had learned to care fof Mffi. ' She suffered many a heartache ahd cried herself to sleep many, a night with sheer loiiging, for htHi. fiut she Wfts a ' -e, little, wdhiah, as 1 plucky as She "proud, aftd sh& kept Up he? old o-^ty so Well that She deceived her mother and all her friends, They said! "Nell never did care anything for Carl MBrrltt. She couldn't care anything tot • ahy ones she's tdo llght-heaHed and Ihdepehdent. Her fairy pHnce has ftot yet come." And oftly poor little Nellie knew that her fairy prince had come and been sent away. Six long weeks of rehearsals crawled by ,and Nellie worked herself Into a fever of excitement as the night for the entertainment drew near. Carl was al- wayo beside her, helping and assisting her In so many ways, with so many good suggestions that Nellie became more and more dependent on him at every rehearsal. At length the great night came. The hall was crowded and the play went oft smoothly. Then came the living pictures. They were pretty and graceful and such a novelty in the little town that the audience was delighted and demanded an encore for every picture. The last thing on the program was the minuet. Nell dropped her prompter's camp Chair, fled to the dressing room, and, with the aid of her mother, began hastily donning her costume. "Nell, dear," said her anxious mother, as she powdered the pretty curls clustering round her daughter's fair face, "you look so tired, I shall be so glad when this evening Is over. It has been such a strain on you." "Nonsense, mother mine," cried Nell, who was rapidly getting Into her pink brocade frock, with its old-fashioned cut and air. . "Now, my fan and my handkerchief. I'm so dizzy I can't see whether I look right or not. Is my hair gray enough? How's my train?" "You are all sweet and correct," said Mrs. Gray. "But couldn't you sit down for just a moment? You are so flushed and I know how tired and dizzy you must be." "Oh, no, dearest, don't worry about me.' I must hurry..Go out In. front at once so you can*"sce the-dance:" And she picked up her long brocade train, threw It over her arm and went away. Half way down the stairs she met Carl. He looked so handsome In his becoming colonial costume that Nell almost gasped at sight of him. It made her heart beat faster than ever and her head swim a trifle -more to have Carl regard her so admiringly for a moment, He gazed at her as If he would never get his till arid then whispered: "Oh, Nell, you are so lovely!" "Gome! 1 we've no time for compliments," said-Nell, .faintly,^wondering if she were going to tumble downstairs from that queer dizziness in her. head. A moment later they were on the •stage with the group behind them, getting position for the rise of the curtain. Nell never did know how she got through that minuet. They told her aft erward that she had never danced so well in her life. As the last bar of music ended she reeled slightly, then regained herself and saw the curtain go up again and knew that that meant an encore. She felt better then. Her excitement had 'taken a new phase. She kept saying to herself: "It's all'a great success and this is the end of It, and then no more rehearsals and now I shall not see Carl again." Courtesy, advance, retreat, bow, Nel went through the stately measures in a dazed manner, Then the curtain fell again for the last time, as she thought to herself with a sigh of relief. The dancers all scattered to their dressing- rooms or ran out to greet their friends Iri the audience and receive their congratulations and compliments, Nell stood for a few moments after the curtain fell with her hand to her head. Then she reeled slightly and she .heard a voice saying, .tquflerlyij , "Poor little girl, you' are all used up. Come here and rest a moment and let me take care ot you." She was conscious of somebody's arm around-her and a minute later it seemed the most natural thing in'the world for her to be sitting on the little, dark, deserted stairway, with Carl at her side, • her head on his shoulder and his arms | around her. It didn't seem startling or strange, either, to be addressed as "little sweetheart," and ahe found herself saying, very meekly: "Yes, I will. I'll set the clay just as soon as possible-. No, not less than a month, Carl. Give me four weeks; such haste Js positively indecent. We must have four weeks for rehearsals, you Ami Carl answered joyfully:' "What nonsense! Why. we are in perfect- practice ncny,',' and he emphasized that with ft kissj "I don't Tiave to-'rehearse loving you. I'm absolutely per. fec-t in my part now." OPt>S ANP ENP8, The Maine statutes provide 'that the school books In towns shall not be changed oftoner „ than pnce in five years. AB the changes were made In most places immediately after the jaw .was passed ftvc.years ago, many scores pi Maine towns are open' to conviction pn the seuooj book question, Agents are as, thick as spatter. , "Misses" MolMe "fitiiajey and Rulh Craven, are the heroines of Bartow, Fief," Recently they killed and brought to town an alligator meaeurlrii; 10 feet 4 jjjotoes j» length It w$8 kjllc4 In Lj^ke Jipcock, \v>iere the* ladles, wore fish' '/f'jMs. fleiftand.. f.oj-/ ho/fa W£t has j?mwn to Bph-^e^^r^R qeOTajiy, fha,ht4» $ii\winem$9 'a»pit jte PWW it.'SR^^^'tP^riflP »w $Qs,t £«>nA,!f§ tfl f6Q«'wftere'4pr4«erjy they • fi»V>l4 ^lUYp b^Q. p«relxage4 - ,for- oiie^pQtjaJiilt j&flWWt • '• . >V£ • .'-wiflfci«oy*r unitW'iwwR, w j/WB^^^r» > «J'»^*!».<S»»« l < .V.h^.iiWffaiW arid 1 athei»< thinsrf urn si*M frrtt BfefdfS thy itfe," Saldta* ment occupied fcOOkLYN,' May Sd.—Ih Embury Memorial church a large ft,U« dience ' assembled this evehifig to listen to the annual sermoM of Chaplain T. DeWitt *almage of the Thirteenth Regiment, N. G, 8. N, Y. The members of the regl- the body of the Otrt Ihre^ ftalted, CHi church. l)r. Talhiage chose for his subject: "The Greatest Soldier of All Time," the text being Joshua li&i "There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life." The "gallant Thirteenth," as this regiment Is' generally ahd appropriately called, haa -gathered , to-night for* the, worship of God, ahd to hear the annual senmon. And first I look with hearty salutation Into the faces of the veterans who, though now not In active service, have the same patriotic and military enthusiasm which characterized them when, in 1863, they bade farewell to home and loved ones, and started fof the field, and risked all they held dear on earth for the re-efltablish- ment of the falling , . United States government. "All that a , man hath will he give , for his life," and you showed yourselves willing to give your lives. We hall you! We thank you! We bless you, the veterans of the Thirteenth. Nothing can ever rob you of the honor of having been soldiers In one of the most tremendous wars of all history, a war with Grant, and Sherman, and Hancock, and Sheridan, and Farragut on one side, and Lee, and Stonewall Jackson, and . Longstreet, and Johnston on the other. As in Greek assemblages, when speakers would rouse the audience, they shouted "Marathon!" so if I wanted to stir you to acclamation, I would only need to speak the words, "Lookout Mountain," "Chancellors- vllle," "Gettysburg." And though through the passage of years you are forever free from duty of enlistment, if European nations should tot) easily and too quickly forget the Monroe doctrine, and set aggressive foot upon this continent, »•! •• thlnk"your ankles' would be supple again, and your arms would grow strong again, and your eye would be keen enough to follow the stars .of the old flag wherever they might lead. And next, I greet the Colonel and his staff, and all the officers and men of this regiment. It has been an eventful year in your history. If never before, Brooklyn appreciates something of the value of the armories, and the importance of the men who .there drill for the defense and safety ,of the city. Tho blessing 'of"'Gbd' be' upon alPof you, my comrades of the Thirteenth Regiment! And looking about for a subject that might be most helpful and inspiring for you, and our veterans here assembled, and the citizens gathered to-night with their good wishes, I have concluded to hold up before you the greatest soldier of all time— Joshua, the hero of my text. He wr •• a magnificent fighter, but he always fought on tho right side, and het never fought unless God told .him to flght. In my text, he gets his military equipment, and one would think it must have been plumed helmet for the brow, greaves of brass for the feet, habergeon for the breast. "There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life." "Oh," you say, "anybody could have courage with such a backing up as that." Why, my friends, I have to tell you that the God of the universe and the Chieftain of eternity promises to do just as much for us as for him. All the resources of eternity are pledged In our behalf, If we so out in the service of God, ami no more .than that .was offered to Joshua, God fulfilled this promise of my text, although Joshua's first battle w&s^, with the spring freshet ; arid. ^the next with a stone' wail: "amV the next, leading on a regiment of whipped cowards; and the next battle, against darkness, wheeling the sun and the tijoon into his battalion, and the last, n gainst tho King .of Terrors, Death- five great victories. For the most part, when the general c-f an army, starts out in a conflict he would like to have a small battle in or? der that he may get his courage up and he' may rally his troops and get them drilled for greater .conflicts; but this llrst xmdertaklng of Joshua was greater than the leveling of Fort Pulaskl, or the thundering down of Gibraltar, or the overthrow of the Bastille. It was tho crossing of tho Jordan at the "time of the' spring freshet. The snows of Mount Lebanon had just been melting and they poured down Into the valley, and the whole, valley was.aTaglng torrent. Bo the Canaanltes stand on -one bank and they look across and seo Joshua and the Israelites, and they laugh and say: "Aha! aha! they cannot disturb us until the freshets fall; H is Impossible for them to reach us." But after a while they look across the water and they see a movement in the army of Joshua. They say, "What's the matter now? Why, 1 there must be a panic among these troops, and they are going to fly, #v perhaps they are going to try to march across the river Jordan. Joshua Js a • lunatlci" But Joshua, the chieftain of the text, looks at his army unit cries; "Forward, march!" an^'they start fpr. tho bank of ,,iliP ,?»r^ a P- jinlle ahe^a fo twft JH'teft, 8 catry- ,fqur l,ea(>J9pg ami > tfi W^H *" *-j$r f ir$ T ' f^L i/' ' ! MTto'MM.JKt Ark. pf the thirty' Wiles info Clef? ., — , — T salt sea. But M the hand of the God 18 taken dwaj- frofti this thus tif^ lifted witters—waters |tefMjf*Ji Uplifted hftlf a ihlle—as the Almlgfety hand is tftk6H Eway 1 , th&S& waters rtish dowfi, aftd softte of the tiftbeltevlftg Israelites say: "Alas, ala^ what » fhlsforttihe't Why could fiot those wdters haVe Stayed patted? Because per-* haps w6 may waftt td go back. Oh, Lord, we are ettgaged iri a risky business. Those Cariaattltes may eat us up. HOW If w.e want to go back? WoUld It not have been a more complete miracle If the Lord had parted the waters to let us come through and kept them parted to let us go back if we are defeated?" My friends. God makes ho provision for a Christian's retreat. He clears the path all the way to Canaan. To go back Is to die. The same gatekeepers that swing back the amethystine arid crystalline gate of the Jordan to let Israel pass through, now swing shut the amethystine and crystalline gate of the Jordan to keep the Israelites from golhg back, I declare it In your hearing to-day, victory ahead, water forty feet deep In the rear. Triumph ahead, Canaan ahead; behind you death and darkness and woe and hell. But you say; "Why didn't those 'Cana&rittcs, when 1 they had • such n Splendid chance—standing on top of the bank thirty or forty feet high, completely demolish thofle poor, Israleltes down In the river. I will tell you why. God had made a tiromlse and he was going to keep It. "There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life." But this Is no place for the host to atop. Joshua gives tho command, "Forward, march!" In the distance there Is a long grove of trees, and at ,the end of the grove Is a city. It Is.a 'city of arbors, a city with walls seem- ing'to reach to the heavens, to buttres the very sky. It Is the great metropolis that commands the mountain pass. It Is Jericho. That city was afterward captured by Pompey, and it was afterward captured by Herod the Great, and It was afterward captured by the Mohammedans; but this campaign the Lord plans. There shall be no swords, no shields, no battering ram. There shall be only one weapon Of war, and that a ram's horn. The horn of the slain ram was sometimes taken and holes were punctured in it, and then the musician would put the Instrument to his lips, and he would run his fingers over this rude musical instrument, and make'a groat deal of sweet harmony for the people. That was tho only kind of weapon. Seven priests were to take these rude rustic musical Instruments, and they were -. t'o go around the city every day for six days —once a day for six days, and then on the seventh .day they were to go around blowing these rude musical instruments seven times, and then at the close of the seventh blowing of the rams' horns on the seventh' day the peroration of the whole scene was to be a. Shout at which those great/walls should tumble from capstone 'to"base, Joshua's _ troops may not halt here. The command Is: "Forward,-march!" There is the city of Al; it must be.tak- en. rKCow shall It be.takeii? A scouting', party comes' back and says: "Joshua, we can do that without you; it is going to be a voyy easy job; you just stay here while we go and capture it." The^march with a small regiment In front of that city. The men of Ai look at them and give one yell and the Israelites run like reindeers. Tho northern troops at Bull Run did not make such rapid time as these Israelites with the Canaanites after them. They never cut such a sorry figure as when they. were on the retreat. Anybody that goes out in the battles of God with only half a force, Instead of your taking the men of Al the men of Al will take you. Look at the church of God on the retreat. The Bornesian cannibals ate 'up Munson, tho missionary, "Fall back!" said a great many, Christian people—"Fall back, oh church of God! Borneo will never be taken. Don't you see the Bor- nesian cannibals have eaten up Munson, the missionary?" Tyndall dellvei-3 his lecture at the University of Glasgow,, and a great many good people say: "Fall back, oh church of God! Don't you gee.that Christian philosophy la going to be overcome by worldly philosophy? Fall- back!" Geology .plunges its crowbar into the mountains, and there are a great many,people,who say:. "Scle'ntiflc investigation is going to overthrow the Mosaic account of the creation. Fall back!" Friends of God have never any right,to fall back. Joshua falls on'; his face )n chagrin, It is the only time you over aee the back of his head, He falls on hlq face and begins to whine, and ho says: "Oh, Lord God, wherefore has thou at all brought this people over Jordan to deliver us into the hand of the Aqiorltes, to destroy us? Would to God wo had been content and dwelt on the other side of Jordan! For the Canaanites and all the Inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round and cut off our name from the earth," I am very glad Josuha said that. Before It seemed as if he were a supernatural being, and therefore coulfl not be an example to us; but I flnd he is a ma,n,.)]o is only u man. Just as sometimes you flnd a man un4«)'<severe, opposition, or In bad state" of physjcaj health, or worn out with overwork, Jy- Ing down and sighing about everything being defeated, I am encouraged when I hear this cry of Joshua as he lies in the dust, Qod comes and rouses him. How does he rouse him? By complimentary apos- tvophe? No, He says: "Get thee up. Wherefore Host thou upon thy face?" Joshua rises and I warrant you, with a mortified look. But his old courage comes b'aok. The'fact was, that was not his battle. If he had been In U he would have gone on to victory, jte gathers his trQops around him. and says; "Now let us go wj> anc} capture the city of) Al; jet us ^Q up right away, They 'nwol} on. H.Q puts jtljo major ne Almighty ' of ' ;Tho army «jr without S«! r&toM m 't%* «ttrflftg city* otf tft« «ly, &nd tfhllft 1 M&* fittSSfe 8f tfte' Israelite! And tfi8. erMfe tSthaaflites, Jo-shim- fteatt tMnf 1&Mer thdh it all, ttftflhg _--, echoing through his smid: '"There sh&ll hot art? ftiih be able to staftd before thee alt the days of thy life." But this 16 no place for the host of Joshua to Stop. "Forward, march!" cftes JriShUa to 1 the trdopS. There is the city of Gibeon. It has put itself Und«f the protectloh of Joshua. T*hey sent word: "There are five kings after tiai they are golhg to destroy Us; ee;v1 troops quick; Send US help right away." Joshua has a three days' march movd than double quick. On the morning f* the third day he is before the enemy. There are two long lines of battle. Th« battle opens with great slaughter, but the" Cttttaanites soon discover something, -They say: "That is Joshua; that Is the man Who conquered the eprinc freshet and knocked down the stone' wall and destroyed the city of Al. Theie Is no use fighting." And they sound a retreat, and as they begin to retreat Joshua and his host spring upon them like a panther, pursuing them over the rocks, and as these Canaanites with sprained ankles and gashed foreheads retreat, the catapults of the sky po-ar a Volley Of hailstones into the valley and all tho artillery of the heavens with bullets of Iron pounds the Canncinites against 1 the ledges of Beth-ho'ron. "Oh!" says Joshua, "this Is surely a Victory." "But do you not see tho suii •Is going down? Those Amorltes are golhg to get away after all, and they will come up some other time and bother us, ahd perhaps destroy us." Sec, the sun is going down. Oh, for a longer day than has ever been seen In this climate! What Is the matter with Joshua? Has he fallen In an apoplectic fit? No. Hols In prayer. Look out when a good man makes the Lord his ally. Joshua raises his face, radiant with prayer, and looks at the descending sun over Gibeon, and at the faint crescent of the moon, for you know the queen of the night sometimes will linger around the palaces of the day. Pointing one hand at the descending sun and the other hand at the faint crescent of the moon, In the name of that God who shaped the worlds and moves the worlds, he cries: "Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou moon, in the Valley of Ajalon." And they stood still. Whether It was by refraction of the sun's rays, or by the stopping of the whole planetary system, I do not know, and do not care. I leave H to the Christian' scientists and the infidel scientists to settle that question, while I .tell you I have seen the same thing. "What!" say you, "not the sun standing still?" Yes. The same miracle is performed nowadays. The wicked do not live out half their <Hlay, and the" sun sets at noon. But let a man start out and battle for God, and the truth, and against sin, and the day of his usefulness Is prolonged, and prolonged, and prolonged. But it Is time for Joshua to go home. He is a. hundred and ten years old. Washington went down the Potomac, and at Mount Vernon closed his days. Wellington died peacefully at Apsley House. Now, where shall Joshua rest? Why, ho Is to have his greatest battle- now. After a hundred and ten years- he has to meet a king who has more subjects than all the present'population of the earth, his throne a pyramid of skulls, his parterre the graveyards and cemeteries of tho world, his chariot tho world's hearse—the King of Terrors. But if this is Joshua's greatest battle, it is going to be Joshua's greatest victory. He gathers his friends around him and gives his valedictory, and it what they are going to do; old. men tell what they have done. And as you have heard a grandfather, or a great-grandfather, seated by the evening fire, tell of Monmouth, or Yorktown, and then lift the crutch or staff "as tlipugh . it" were a musket,., to fight, and show how the old battles were won—so Joshua gathers his friends around his dying couch, and he tells them the story of what he baa been through, and as he lies there, his white locks snowing-down on .his wrinkled forehead, I wonder if God has kept his promise all the way through—« the promise of the text. As ho lies there ho tells the story one, two, or three times—you have heard old people tell a story two or three times over—and he answers; "I go the way of all tho earth and not . one word of the promise has failed, not one word thereof has 'failed; "all < has coma to pass,'* not one' word thereof has failed." And then he turns to his family, as a dying parent will, and says; "Choose now whom you will serve, tho God of Israel, or tho God of the • Amorltes.' As for me ami my house, we will servo the Lord," A dying parent can not be reckless or thoughtless in regard to his children. Consent to part with them at the door of tho tomb we cannot. By the cradle In which their infancy was rocked, by ; the bosom on which they first lay, by tho blood of tho Covenant, by the Got] of Joshua? it shall not be, We will not part, we cannot part. Jehovah Jlreh, we take thee at thy promise: "I will be a God to thee and thy seed after thee." Dead, the old chieftain must bo laUl out. Handle him. very gently; that sacred body is over a hundred and ten years of age. -• Lay him out, stretch out those feet that walked'dry-shod-the, parted Jordan. Close those }}ps which helped -blow the blast at which - tho walls of Jericho fell. Fold the arm that lifted the spear toward the doomed city of Al. Fold H right over the heart that exulted when the five kings fell. But where shaH we get the bu.rnls^ed granite for the headstone and the foot- stone? I betblnj* mygejf now. I Imagine that for tho head It shall bo the suu that stood still upon 'Gibeon, and foi* the foot, the moon* that stood Btlll in tho valley of Ajalon. b* will be 'of value to th* Wall** the Impfo/efflfents dtMieti-atts; afid ^ will tell you that Ihe progres ihal areftts has been or f tahce, ahd as a &tren&theriing I Syrup of Figs Is far 1H advance others. _ _ vessel. ,T 0. SIMPSON. Marqocsj. W. Vft "Hair* Catarrh Cure cured i case of catarrh." Urugglsts sel Barley Is mentioned oft somo of Bitt»dm ertuutiiin.vt The cottiing season's sunshades «*« bewildering in florni offocts, Tho mortal Who is ttot sonsltivo is cruoi. Is Your Blood Ptire If it, is, you will bn strong-, vigorous, full of life and ambition : you will have a good appetite und good digestion J strong msrvos, sweet sleep. But how few can way that their blood is pure I How many people are suffering- daily from tho consequences of impure blood, scrofula, salt rheum, rheumatism, cataarh, nervousness, sleeplessness, and That Tired Feeling. Hood's Sarsaparilla, purifies, vitalizes^ and enriches the blood. Therefore, it is the medicine for you. It will give you pure, rich, red blood and strong nerves. It will overcome that tired feeling, create an appetite, give refreshing 1 slee|» and make you strong. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the Only True Blood Purifier Prominently in the public eye today. Hood's Pills tlm iiflor-illiincr pt'l ami family callinrfle. "Sv- In Wheat in One Week On $100 investment, by one of our customers. Others did equally well bv trading- through us iri wheat. SPLENDID OPPORTUNITIES Are now offered by tho markets to. easily multiply small capital each week by speculating in 'wheat. Our customers make big money. Some $200 to *300 a week on a *10l) invest-, . ment: > > J -Gah'>weinot doHhe same for* 1 YOU! Small mars;!" required. Onr book on successful speculation and Daily Market letter , full of money- pr-.iducing pointers, sent free. Speculate through experts. THOMAS & GO. ItiiuUcrA and Brokers, Itliiltolllctg., . . . Chicago, 111. ity of tho troops behind a ledge of rppks in , a»<J then »,ends a con 4n f,rput pa'ratlypjy small of the pity. The men io| 41 come' out with a gh'crwt- Drills' battaj|<ju' in ' - * feH.fcaefcftJWl all ' Binder Twine Direct from Manufacturer to Consumer. LOWEST MANUFACTURERS' PRICES, .Freight Prepaid to Your Station, You Need Not Pay a Gent in Advance, Terms C«!ih or TIME. Samples Free. • AVrito for prices and full information to JOHN M. F, ERWIN, Manv.faulurpr:*' Hepresentntlre, 85 Dearborn St., Chicago, Jli-fcic'-ioj l>y pi'rmlsBl ini American Trust n»4 s Jl.uik. Capital SI.OOO.OOO. ASK YOUR DRUGGIST FOR *THE BEST* A new sect of religious worehlpera has sprung Into existence Jn Zalma, Mo. ft»4 Is ftttr£J>tlng wl^epprp^^ ftttentton fbe ?lev, Joe Shra,4er Is the shPPh^va of tho -new Ji*w k - Tbe center of attraction }a ft yawns £irl who 'm'afeeg p^^^o(}^cal to heaven, so it is e}aii»e4, turning; w}tl) messages for ihe The SPY, Sfcrftd^r cjjaipjs ,th,e put of-A*to, an,4 pvop.opes to ft new c.a4e oblalned from jmjtrujn?nt4iity -oi his "' FOR INVALIDS Since isei I- hnve been # •jivat suffci er frum ea&ur 1 tried Elu'a Cream Balm, and to all appearances am cured. Terrible luadacht9 rri,m u hieh 1 IKI$ long »wA /cmi at e p., nc, . if. j, jjitch, cof/f, Late Major VntttQ Mates VotuntccnmnUsi, 4, Buffalo, ff, y, CATARRH UY'S QRiAM BALM opvns unit cloniibus tbo n'.al J J iiM;n,''' ( 'iAll(i>'»i'am tuulInlhmwiathm.lU'HU ;n,''' ( 'iAll(i>'»i'am tuulInlhmwiathm.lU'HU Soros, prpUiols HIB Jlrmbl'iUiu fi'ym CJplds, Ke- Swiisesof Ta^ anil Smell. 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