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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 4, 1895
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ra^il^diwaf:;^ ••' f •^C"^/,; B -J ' *'?&&* IS Ott lag to hate a grea International exposition this ahtumn beginning oh Sept 18 ahd ending oh New Dear's Cay and its biggest feature Is to be woman's depart* mehtt which was created and has been and will be conducted by women. 1 The merchants and bankers, the railway 'magnets and cotton'kings of the metropolis of Georgia- came to the conclusion ih January, 1894, that the besit Interests of their community demanded 4 world's fair larger than anything before seen in'the south. They organ teed, raised more than $1,000,000, and entered into negotiations with everybody in the fair line both on this continent and In Europe. After the enterprise was well Under way the women of Atlanta determined that they should have a great department of their own something like the Woman's building PRESIDENT THOMPSON. In the tiolumbian Exhibition at Chicago. They wanted to demonstrate what southern women could do and have flone; ,to show southern women what their sisters in other parts of -he country were accomplishing; to introduce • new industries for their sex in the south, and to increase the attractiveness of the exhibition. They met several rebuffs at the start. Many of the men said that all the spare money that could be raised was required for the exposition as already designed, and that if them was any spare money it could be invested with better results in a Midway Plaisance or a Ferris wheel than in a woman's building. Then two or three of the men remarked that a woman's department did not amount to shucks; that women could not run a ibig show by themselves, and that even if they did get up an exhibition it would not be attractive enough to draw ' fi ve'/perspns a day. The opposition fired the feminine hearts, and the women of Atlanta agreed to have a woman's department, a woman's building, and the biggest show of its sort the country had ••ever seen, even if they all had to go without pew gowns for a year. The women met, "formed a temporary organization, and picked out the persons they wanted to run the great •machine. They selected a board of women managers, forty-one in number, representing all the great social forces pf'the state of Georgia. AU forty- were women of distinction, me were society leaders; others weVe writers, amateur musicians, 'ge graduates, amateur artists, owners of great estates, They*' formed » visiting board of per' s ?* 1 ?' of & at l° n al fame, consisting of the • of the'President, Gpvernor-Gen- of Canada, and the governors of ft&W**" * "ps" fljft- ' t~ *-fj-pirv(m r ',T»* T ^SFi_?-*/ ,«w*&3fri$r. G ««%•, fthd ly&fewTttefS wete , aM the WotK wem 8fi Mfiialy. The' flfSJBefl tiS§cl tMeif ' hotrtes As offices. They had alsa ati office In the 'Afagdtt ttatel and another in the busi* fleas quaftef 8f the city. The distfibtt- tibn df wofk enabled the boai'd of went* en managers to do many things at the same time." While all were falsiftg money, one group were arranglfig'fOf a woman's building. This was designed by Miss EHse Merctir of Pittsburg, who was selected in the competition of some thirty architects. The building was begun immediately, ahd Is now com' pleted. The architecture suggests the colonial homes of the south, with a large amount of the classical finish and ornamentation. The women raised the money for the building and other purposes, but it was slow work. The committees subscribed much, and so did their friends and neighbors. They gave teas and must- cales, plays and entertainments, shows and exhibitions, games and dances, This does not seem so Very hard to New Yorkers, but in the south there Is little spare mpney. Nevertheless, they soon got together $50,000. Besides finishing the Woman's building, they will beautify the grounds around it, from the little lake in front up to the imposing main entrance. The purpose Is to produce the effect of a luxuriant home in the country, surrounded by lawns and blossoms, ferns and shrub- ierles. Unlike most exposition buildings, the woman's building has been constructed, not to bo demolished when the fair is over, but for permanent use. After the fair it will be a school as well as a museum. The collections will be chiefly of the kind used, in cabinets of Indus- rial schools, scientific halls, and col- eges to Illustrate lectures on the higher arts and sciences. In this manner he board of woman managers hope not only to make the woman's department he greatest feature of the Atlanta exposition, but also to make it an educa- lonal institution for the benefit of the vomen of the south for years to come. Most of the twenty standing committees are devoted to the collection of exhibits and. similar work. The com- mltte on agriculture and horticulture will bring together flowers and fruits, vegetables and savory leaves, native flavors and spices, seeds and bulbs, roots and barks. In a second class it tf.ll have preparations made from iiese raw materials—preserves, pickles, ams, marmalades, jellies, dried and :rystalllzed fruits, dairy products; in ihort, every article out of which the armer, the gardener, and the florist iarn a living. The department of bea ulture will show the systems of stor- fli« G6l<ien f«l! ,"*h« iShiefcjt Atftong crtsfttfer V ( it 6W« bf SWB'WIyY L - tfia^ th£ftlhtvftfisfcef t&aa the foliWtalni; deeper .thatt the Seas, af<! all these g8sitel.thefifes.;.86nf has SECRETARY STULE. ing and treating honey and; wax. The colonial committeee promises to be ons of the "most important of all. Georgia is rich in colonial relics, as are also Alabama and Mississippi, The women of all three states have offered more relics for exhibition than can be used. The committee will merely pick out the best and the oddest in order to give a complete idea of life as it was in the eighteenth and the first halt of the nineteenth century. Among these relics arn .muskets and long rifles, such as wer* used in the old Indian wars, blua*)erbU3ses that look like musical instruments, horse pistols almost as large as small cannon, swords that wvre worn by Marion's men, saddles ami bridles and spurs and harnesses that were fashionable when Washington wf s young, vjackgpits which unfortunate dogs were obliged to turn by means of small treadmills by the side of the kitchen chimneys, ancient clocks, candelabra, flint and tinder boxes, watches that weigh a pound each, massive Jewelry and guinea gold, state uniform j and ball robes. The exhibition w}l! show all the features of colonial life, from the clumsy log house of the forest to the mansion of the opulent planter. The committee pn confederate relit s will make a fine display of objects, illustrating the history of Jhe lost cause. There wjjl he tattered flags and vusty guns; swords and tprn uniforms, paper njQney a»cl queer n<3wsp$pers, homes spua garments nod hpnje-maae nitre gunpowder,, (Jispatphes ant} dpcu' Qk s »» d WWjjs sayed frop 4,water, frsgme&ts pf's^JJs and, OIPB919 MOSf spicuoiia character Of history steps out upon the platform. The fifige? which, diamonded With light, pointed down to him from the Bethlehem sky, Was. only a ratification of the finger bi prophecy, the finger of genealogy, the flngef of chronology, the finger of events—all five fingers pointing in otte direction. Christ is the overtopping figure of all time, He is the "vox humana" in all music, the gracefulest line Jti all sculpture, the most exquisite mingling of lights and shades in all painting, the acme of all climaxes, the dome of all cathedral grandeur, and the peroration of all language, s The Greek alphabet is made up of twenty-four letters, and when Christ compared himself to the first letter and the last letter, the Alpha and the Omega, he appropriated to himself all the splendors that you can spell out either with those two letters or all tho letters between them: "I am the Alpha and the Cmega, the beginning and the end." What does that Scripture mean which says of Christ, "He that cometh from above is above all?" It means after you have piled up all Alpine ahd Himalayan altitudes, the glory of Christ would have to spread its wings and descend a thousand leagues to touch those summits. Pellon, a high mountain of Thessaly; Ossa, a high mountain, and Olympus, a high mountain; but mythology tells us when the giants warred against the gods they piled up these three mountains, and from the top of them proposed to scale the heavens; but the height was not great enough, and there was a complete failure. And after all tho giants—Isaiah and Paul, prophetic and apostolic giants; Raphael and Michael Angelo, artistic giants', cherubim and seraphim and archangel, celestial giants—have failed to climb to the top of Christ's glory they might all unite in the words of Paul, and cry out. "Above all! Abpve all!" But Solomon in his text prefers to call Christ "The Chieftain," and so today I hall him. • First, Christ must be'chief in our preaching. There are so many books on homiletlcs scattered through tho country that all laymen, as well as all clergymen, have made up their minds what sermons ought to be. That sermon is the most effectual'which most pointedly puts forth Christ as the pardon of all sin and the correction of all evil—individual, social, political, national. There is no reason why we should ring the endless changes on a few phrases. There are those who think that if an exhortation or a discourse have frequent mention of justification, sanctiflcation, covenant of works and covenant of grace, therefore it must be profoundly evangelical, while they are suspicious of a discourse which presents the same truth, but under different phraseolpgy. Now, I say there Is nothing in all the epulent realm of Anglo-Saxonlsm, of all the, word treasures that we inherited from the Latin and the Greek and the Indo-European, but we have a right to marshal it in religious discussion. Christ sets the example. His illustrations were from the grass, the flowers, the barn-yard fowl, the crystals of salt, as well as from the seas and the stars; and we do not propose in our Sunday--school teaching and in our pulpit address to be put on the limits. I know that there is a great deal said in our day against words, as though they were nothing. They may be misused, but they have an Imperial power, They are the bridge between soul and soul, between Almighty God and the human race. What did Gpd write uppn the tables of stone? Words. What did Christ utter on Mount Olivet? Words. Out of what did Christ strike the spark for the illumination of the universe? Out of words, "Let there be light," and light was. Of course, thought is the cargo, and words are only the ship; but would your cargo get on without the ship? What you need, my friends, in all your work in the Sabbath-school class, in your reformatory institutions, and what we all need, is to enlarge our vocabulary when we come to speak about God and Christ and heaven, Wo ride a few old words to death, when there is such illimitable source. Shakespeare em. ployed' 15,00 different words for dramatic purposes, Milton employed 8,000 different words for poetic purposos, Rufus Choate employed over 11,000 different words for Jeg«l purposes, but the most of us nave less than 1.000 words that we can manage, an4 that us so stupid, When we come to set forth the of Christ we are going to take the ten, dereet phraseology wherever :we find an4 if it ba^neyer beejj used. v ' " direction before all the more shall W$ uje It, W&en. -we ponjp, Jg s$ea.U. jjf th« r tfl rfwqf.flHT S^lies tysw fr.t«n> &r*b ka4 oratfirje aM eyerytiung sky nft frdlfi^ ftftttiftafcrf ^ rlstia theffies. These liafve'sis 6f gface eprittg ti& dwicidtf th'afi «e feat sidkW them, kindling t>yi{)its with th6lf flfa and pfodUcifig revolutions With their power, ,HghtJng tip dying -hedi with their glOfy, they ; affi the sweetest thought fof the poet» and theS^ afS He most thfllllng illtlstfatioh fo? the 6fa* tof, and they 6ffef the most intense Scefle for the "aftistj attd they afe to \he eftih'ftssftdof df the Sky all enthtisl* ttsmj complete pafdon foi- direst guilt; sweetest comfort for ghastliest agony; brightest hope for grimmest death; grandest restii-rectiott for darkest sepulchre. Oh, What a gospel to preach! Christ the thief! His birth, his suffering, His miracles, His sweat, His tears, His blood, His atonement, His intercession — what glorious themes! Do we exercise faith?- Christ is its object Do we have love? It fastens on Jesus. Have we a fondness for the church? It is because Christ died for it. Have we a hope of heaven ? It is because Jesus went there, the herald and the forerunner. The royal robe of Demetrius was so costly, so beautiful, that after he had put it off no one ever dared to put it on. But this robe of Christ, richer than that, the poorest and the weakest and the worst may wear. "Where sin abounded, grace may much more abound." "Oh, my sins, my sins!" said Martin Luther to Staupiz, "my sins, my sins!" The fact is that the brawny German student had found a Latin bible that made him quake, and nothing else ever did make him quake; and when he found how, through Christ, he was pardoned and saved he wrote to'-a .friend, saying: "Come over and join us great and awful sinners, saved by the grace of God. You seem to be only a slender sinner, and you don't much extol the mercy of God; but we that have been such very awful sinners praise His grace the more now that we have been redeemed." Can it be that you are so desperately egotistical that you feel yourself in first-rate spiritual trim, and that from the root of the hair to the tip of the toe. you are scar- less and immaculate? What you need is a looking-glass, and here it is in the Bible. Poor and wretched and miserable and blind and .naked from the crown of the head 'to the sole of the foot, full of wounds and putrifying sores. No health in us. And then take the fact that Christ gathered up all the notes against us and paid them, and then offered us the receipt! And hpw, much we need him in • our sorrows! We are independent of circumstances if we have His grace. . Why, He made Paul sing in the dungeon, and under that grace St. John from' desolate Patmos heard the blast of the apocalyptic trumpets. After all other candles have been snuffed out, this Is the light that gets brighter and, brighter unto the perfect day; and after, under the hard hoofs of calamity, all the pools of worldly enjoyment have been trampled Into deep mire, at the foot of the eternal rock, the Christian; from the cups of granite, Illy-rimmed, puts out the thirst of his soul. Again I remark that Christ is. chief in dying alleviations. I have not any sympathy with the morbidity abroad about our demise. The Emperor of Constantinople arranged that on the day of his coronation the stone' mason should come and consult him about the tombstone that after awhile, he would need, And there are men who are monomaniacal on the subject of departure frpm this life by death, and the mpre they think of it the less they are prepared to go. This Is an unmanllness not worthy of you, not worthy, of me. Saladln, the greatest conqueror of his day, while dying, ordered that tbe tunic he had on him be carried after his death on his spear at the head of his army, and then tho soldier, ever and anon, should stop and say : "Behold all that is left of Saladln, the emperor and conqueror! Of all the states he conquered, of all the wealth he accumulated, nothing did he retain but this shroud." I have no sympathy with such behavior, or such absurd demonstration, or with much that wo hear uttered in regard to departure from this life to the next, There is a com- mpnsenslcal idea on this subject that you need to consider — there are only two styles of departure, A thousand feet underground, by light of torch, tolling in a miner's shaft, a ledge of rpck may fall upon us, and we may die a miner's death. Par out at sea, falling from the slippery ratlines and broken pn the billiards, we may die a sajlpr's death. On miaston pf mercy in hPspitaJ, amid broken bones and reeking leprosies and raging fevers.we may die a philanthropist's death, On tho field of battle, serving Qod and pur country, slugs through the heart, the gun carriage may rpU over us, and we may die a. patriot's death, But, after a,U, there are only two stylos, pf departure— the death pf the rjgj&a<ws ami the 4eath Sf.tfte wtqk.ea.— a,rid we aU wa.nt to d}e the' f9rmep, ..'„-. • 6«4' that w&ejHhaJ; hour ' you n\a,y ( fee at' home," y§«' want tlje: hand pjf your fctea»'s4 -jiij' ygxw, wjn,t y wr jshJldrji t« surround, ety? Bfov'nt; Wtf flSl AtaSf fco«$f soul, '""••' •" "" - 1 -' "" J l"he wilder* '.frSSi ti$e,fift£il0tf afid from a&iSSj*-^, 1 * ^j^jj^i? 1 ftWifr At &Ai J4*!$ r RI oil 6, vultures Circling i.iL & -St^l& A^*h^t <"frjft A -&si JkJt^t iiA.»}*» the air waiting for our Doajj :, MA f» filve fte fcur* Ml, If dtily Christ fedlltd SaV'thr8*gU the SdlitlideSj ,"1 will feeder lefiVS tfieev 1 will ner'ef fofsake th'eg." Ffrom* that plliOw &t 6WM a ladder would eoaf heavenward, angels eohiing and going; find across the Solitude and the bat-feh- ness woiild Come the sWfeet nbtes of heavenly minstrelsy, Oofdon Hail, faf from home, dying in ddor pf a heathen temble, said: "Glory to thee, 0 Godi" What did dying Wilberforce say to his wife? "Coffle And sit beside me, atid let Us talk of heaven. 1 never knew what happiness was until 1 found Christ." What did dying Hannah More say? "To go to heaven, think what that 1st fo go tp Christ, \yho died that 1 might live! Oh, the Ipve pf Christ, the Ipve of Christ!" What did Toplady, the great hymn-maker, say in his last hoUr? "Who can measure the depths of the third heaven? Oh, the sunshine that fills my sOUl! I shall soon be gone, tot sUrely no ptte can live In this wprld after such glories as God has manifested to my spul." What did the dying Janeway say? "I can as easily die as close my eyes or turn my head in sleep. Befere a few hours have passed I shall stand on Mpunt Zipn with the pne hundred and fprty and fpur thpusand, and with the just men made perfect, and we shall ascribe riches, and honor, and glory, and majesty, and dominion unto God and the Lamb." Dr.. Taylor, condemned to burn at the stake, on his way thither broke away from his guardsmen, and went bounding, and leaping, and jump- ihg t6ward';the.lire,':glad to.go to Jesus and to die for him. Sir Charles Haro, in his last moments had such raptur-. ous vision that he. cried: "Upward, up- wa°rd, upward!" And so great was tho peace pf one of Christ's disciples.that he put his finger uppn the pulse in his wrist and counted and observed it; and so great was his placidity that after awhile he said: "Stopped!" and hla life had ended here to begin In heaven. But grander than that was the testimony of the worn-out first missionary when, in the Mamertine dungeon, ho cried: "I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand;,I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there Is laid up for me a crown of rightepusness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give v me in that day, and not to me only, but to all them that love his appearing!" Do you not • see that Christ is chief in dying allevlatlpns? SP, also, Christ is chief in heaven. The Bible distinctly says that Christ 'is the chief theme of the celestial ascription, all the thrones facing His throne, all the palms waved before His face, all the crowns down at ; His feet. Cherubim to cherubim, seraphim to seraphim, redeemed spirit to redeemed spirit, shall recite the Savior's"earthly: sacrifice. ' . ; Stand on some high hill of heaven, and In all the radiant sweep the most glorious Abject will be Jesus. Myriads gazing on the scars of His suffering, in silence first,; afterward breaking forth into acclamation. The martyrs, all tho purer for the flames through which they passed, will say, "This Is the Jesus for whom we died," The apostles, all the happier for the shipwreck and the scourging through which they went, will say, "This is the Jesus.whom we preached at Corinth,. and at Cappadocia, and at Antipch, and at Jerusalem," Little children clad in white will say, "This is the Jesus who took us in His arms and blessed us, and, when the storms of the world were tpp cold and loud, brought us into this: beautiful place." The multitude of the bereft will say,' "This is the Jesus who com- fpr ted us when our heart broke." Many who wandered clear pff frpm God and plunged Into vagabondism, but were saved by grace, will say, "This is the Jesus who pardoned us. We were lost on the mountains, and He brought us home, We were guilty, and He made us white as snow," Mercy boundless, grace unparalleled, And then, after each ono has recited his peculiar deliverances and peculiar mercies, recited them as'by solo, all the vplces will cpme together in a great chorus, which will make the arches echo and re-echo with the eternal reverberation of triumph, Edward 1. was so anxious to go tp the Holy Land that when he was about to expire he bequeathed $160,000 to have his heart, after his decease, takPn to the Holy Land, in Asia MJnpr, and his' request was complied with, But there are hundreds to-day whose hearts are already in the Holy Land of heaven, Where your treasures are, there are your hearts also. Quaint John Bunyan ca.ught a glimpse of that plape, and in his quaint way said; "And'I heard in juy dream, and lo! the be}}s of the city rftrig again ior jqy; and p they Qp.enert, the gates t9 l e t in tho fne,n. i looked, in aftev thenj, au4 lo| tbp city shqne tjje suji, anfl JthiBre were streets pf gnd. the men. WRjk.ed, p,n 'them, }ja,rp,s tS VjJVg PWJjses. witfca}; " " the whe.fl-1 Mfl-SW«'i r6H6t 46 sfid I flgurnlgld, trouble. It took P. M. Hftf»**«to died the oth«r.dftv the Tired Womfen MVdttS, Wflk ftnrl all woHi Ollt- Itiid IB ptiHflcd blood, iuftde tlch and BSwehV by flood's Sftrsftparltlu, permfthotit i-ellef aKd Strength, Get Hood's because Hood's Sarsaparilia Is the Only True Blood Purifier ^Prominently ift the public eye fodfty. sold by all druggists, tl; six for f6. lA ^>l*« r>:tlci am tasteless, mii tlOOU S r HIS tlVe< All dfUggisto. 330. Alflflf) & UPWARDS easily Hiau JlUUUf,i (,, m f e me thod of syiitenitttlc upeculbtlott iticrraln, BookaHil full partidnliN ttne. 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