The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 25, 1895 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 25, 1895
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Jifi8 $$V. f&yf . , * treat wars, hi* tertstfhg when a iflfitt feaclicd that after a life gassed country's fcefvlce, %heti ift hiai /are preserved the traditions and df three is' doubly W Interesting.. The" othei* aftemodfi the ^Writer* wts drive» from the railway sta<- "tt6fi ( - fet lied Bank, N,' J., eevef at miles talottg the maple-shaded counti'y road to the broad porch of a charm- country house, which stood in the '^middle of WelHtept gi-odnds. On tlie \V6fahda Was a ruddy-faced old 'gentle- ^tti^ri)' seated In an old*fashloned rocker ; Milt solely for comfort. , iQeneral Stewart Van Vleet advanchd ( ,t6 greet the reporter with a step almost ,, &k martial as When, over half a century ago, he marched at the head of the cadet corps at West Point. And yet only a month ago he celebrated the eightieth anniversary of his birth. Aftif.tty>i&fv!@& fs^ilea I ,„,. '- *ffial Ms pun* ste ifes, Md alt '6f,t8y sirfcoffifad'ef fa^e' gbte. 8$h. OeUfafid 1 aite the &fll$> dftes l8K-«i tent fciasi tjf % aad «*e, t8<j, fruit ee8fi aaswei 1 thl tali call with "Wha was the greatest gesef ai t>! the wat»? ri asked the reporter. "1 would ttbt dare Baft" answered the ttfd soldier. "There were ihatiy great weft, McClellafi was die bf the gteat^ est of ouf generals, but he had to suffer because he was requited to take a tiis- ifieftibered and disheartened body Of faw t uadijelplihed men and turn them into trained troops, flut he Was successful itt this, and gave over to the United States one of the finest armies Itt the world, every matt In tt a seasoned veteran. Grant was a great man* Ho had an indomitable will, unflinching courage and an unyielding determination. Ho was also a master tactltian. Sherman and Thomas were two others of our greatest leaders." Dartmouth's Oldest Uratlimte. Dr. Claudius B. Webster, for many years United States consul at Sheffield, England, and prior to that time principal of a young ladles' seminary in Norwich, Conn., Is now tho 5lJa»i BU1>- , tittle ship*, SM tttt><?6 AWN* 8 6&ttt and, GefifteMfet %ere thf-ee v 'nam6S for the- same lake. It lay in £ scene of great iu*uf iaaee. The &urfettndittg hijls, high, sloping, gofgsd, were so many hang* 'ing gardensOfbeatf* • ty, The streams rumbled down through rocks of gfey lime stone, and flashing from the hillside, bounded to the sea. In the time of our Lord the valleys, headlands, and _GEN. STEWART VAN VLEET. pit was in 1836 when young Van Vleel left' his home' at Fishkill, N. Y., and entered 'the military academy; and of the class of '42, which was graduated fifty-five years ago last June, only Gen- 'eral George Getty of Washington and he survive, Stewart Van Vleet was retired from the army twelve years ago, -after he had reached the age of sixty-eight, with the rank of brigadier-general. For forty years hls^llfe was filled /with adventures. He passed safely through five wars, was repeatedly honored by bis country was a companion of Sherman, Grant and Thomas; was also greatly esteemed'by Lincoln, and i Is now highly valued as a friend by President Cleveland, 1 "You want to know some facts of my , ,' injlltary experience?" asked General f-V-Van Vleet, ''Well, it's a dry subject f,-,'' at the best but I am always ready to $, ''Oblige my friends, the newspaper men, i?-<" only I don't want you to make what I ^y * say, too personal. f* ,y*'J was born, 1 ' he began, "in Addison ;<*;i aounty, Vt,, on July 21,1815. When I g.' .was'.a boy my father removed to Fish. Jf;,'ki}l,,N,, y,, ana at the age of twenty£ ^.pne—ln 1836—1 entered Wept Point, .sS^VVGeneral Ulysses S, Grant entered fe./ihe school three years "afterward," he "and for a year he,«as well Georee H, Thomas and Gen?. Sherman/were, comrades of , J,,w£s suceesslvely first corporal, ' - ^nrVs the. year with 'first captain of the cadet corps, afterward president Qrant used 4udng my cadet i't know which was ,the great- Wejjjjjgtbn, or old The-geuerai leaped back at savannah, but when my , where QNw, viving graduate.of Dartmouth College, having been graduated In 1836 in the same class as ex-President S. C. Bart- letrt. Dr. Webster Is now, on this account, president of the local alumni association in Concord, N, H. The venerable doctor's name was recently mentioned by the Boston Journal in connection with an Interesting bit of history. In May, 1791, several young women of Atkinson, N. H., demanded and secured permission to pursue the same studies and use the same text books as the boys in the academy of that place. Among them was Elizabeth Knight, who not only struck a blow for co-education of the sexes more than a century ago, but afterward became the mother of three men who became prominent in various ways—John Calvin Webster, an anti-slavery agitator; Dana Webster, General Grant's chief of artillery at Shiloh, and Dr, Claudius B. Webster. The "Nitrate King," The fortune pf Colonel John T, North, the "nitrate king" of Peru, and probably the wealthiest man in England, exceeds one hundred millions of dollars. He is 51 years old, and be was a humble Yorkshire mechanic when he went out to the little town of Huasco, •\4-*, ridges were covered thickly with vege tation, and, so great was the variety of climate, that the palm tree of the torrid and the walnut tree of rigorous climate were only a little way apart. Men in vineyards and olive gardens were gathering up the riches for the oil-press. Thr hills and valleys were starred and cr joned with flowers, from which Christ took his text, and the disciples learned lessons of patience and trust. It seemed as if God had dashed a wave of beauty on all the scene until It hung dripping from the rocks, the hills, tho oleanders. On the back of the Lebanon range the glory of the earthly scene was carried up as if to set it in range with the hills of heaven. No other gem ever had so exquisite a setting as beautiful Gennesarot. The waters were qlear and sweet, and thickly inhabited, tempting Innumerable nets, and affording a livelihood for great po 'ations. Bethsaida, Chorazln and Capernaum stood on the bank, roaring with wheels of traffic and flashing with splendid equipages, and shooting their vessels across the lake, bringing merchandise for Damascus and passing great cargoes of wealthy product. Pleasure boats of Roman gentlemen, and fishing smacks of the country people who had come down to cast a net there, passed each other with nod and shout and welcome, or side by side swung idly at the mooring. Palace and luxuriant bath and vineyard, tower and shadowy arbor, looked off from the calm, sweet scene as the'evening shadows began to drop, and Hermon, with its head covered with'perpetual snow, in the glow of the setting sun looked like a white-bearded prophet ready to ascend in a chariot of fire. I think we shall have a quiet night! Not a leaf winks in the air, or a ripple disturbs the surface of Gennesaret. The shad^ ows of the great headlands stalk clear" across the water. The voices of evening-tide, how drowsily they strike tho ear—the splash of the boatman's oar, and the thumping of the captured fish on the boat's bottom, and those indescribable sounds which fill the air at nightfall. You hasten up the beach of the lako a little way, and there you find an excitement as of an embarkation. • A flotilla is" pushing out from the western shore of the lake— not''a'squadron with deadly armament; not a clipper to'ply with valuable merchandise; not piratic vessels with grap- pl Ing-hook, to Jiug to death whatever they could seize, but a flotilla laden with messengers of light, and mercy, and peace, Jesus is in the front ship; his friendjs and admirers are in tho small boats following after. Christ, by tho rocking of the boat and the fatigues of the preaching exercises of the day, is induced to slumber, and I see him in the stern of the boat, with a pillow perhaps extemporized out of a fisherman's coat, sound asleep. The breezes of tho lake run their fingers through the locks of tho worn-out sleeper, and on its surface there rlseth and falleth tho light ship, like a child on the bosom of its sleeping mother! Calm night. Starry night. Beautiful night, Run up all the sails, and ply all the oars, and lot the boats—the big 1 boat and tha small boats — go gilding over gentle Gennesaret. The sailors prophesy a change in the weather. Clouds begin to travel up the sky and congregate. After a while, even tho passengers hear the moan of the storm, which comes on with rapid strides, and with all the terrors of hurricane and darkness, The boat, caught in the sudden fury, trembles like a deer at bay, amid the wild clangor of the hounds. Great patches pf fpam are flung through the ajr. The loosened sails, flapping in tbe wind, prack Hko pistols, The small boats poised on the white cjiff of ^e' driven sea tremble like ocean petrels, and then plunge into the trough with ter- riftq ewoop until a wave strikes them with thunder-crack, and overboard go the cordage, the tackling, ana ; the masts, and the drenched disciples' rush into the stern pf the boa/t, ana shout amid the hurricane, "Master, cares.t thou not that we perish?" That great Personage lifted his head fr,o£» the fisherman's coat, and wa.jketj put to the prow Pf the vessel, a,«4 Jpoked up 9n the StPi'm. On all sides were'|;he small bpats tp;ssi}ig in, helplessly, and them (aimjB tbP orjes'pf iy thp flash of nega 'of the *«p* M* , -i;_I- ,'. ft§6 is ftftWlfitttiiUilttiM 1 ieatn, tot, ifeffl this wn§fi yUU &£& -gfllng t9 tSfii 6? aly Idfld jttlmigat td fa&vfe ChHst ife Ifes thig, !1 Fne" fdist is, thai these toteis WoiiW Mv§ all groe t& ths feat* tdffi il tJBHst had fiat bega thgfe, NbW, ytm afe about td voyage out inid some new eaierbMse—Into some sew business relation; you afe going td fclaa ebifie gfeat ittattef of pront. 1 hape ,it is sd. if you afe content to ge along in the tfea'dmlll course and plan nothing new, you are not fulfilling you? mlssldfii what you can do by the ut» most tensten of body, mind, and sdul, that you are bound to do. "You have Ho fight to be colonel of a regiment if God calls you to command an army, You have no fight to be stokef in a steamer If God commands you td be admiral of the n'aVy. You have no right to engineer a ferry-boat from river bank'to river bank if God commands you to engineer a Cunarder from New York to Liverpool; But whatever enterprise you undertake, and upon whatever voyage you start, be sure to take Christ in the ship. Here are men largely prospered, The seed of a small enterprise grew into an accumulated and overshadowing success. Their cup of prosperity is running over, Every day Sees a commercial or a mechanical triumph. Yet they are not puffed up. They acknowledge the God who grows the harvests, and gives them all their prosperity. When disaster comes that •destr.oys others, they are only helped into higher experiences. The coldest .winds that ever blew down from snowcapped Hermon and tossed Gennesaret into foam and agony could not hurt them. Let the winds blow until they crack their cheeks j let the breakers boom—all is well, Christ is In the ship. Here are other men, the prey of uncer- tajritles.'.When they succeed, they strut through the world in great vanity, and wipe their feet on the sensitiveness of others. Disaster comes, and they are utterly down. They are good sailors on a fair day, when the sky is clear and the sea is smooth; but they cannot outride a storm. After awhile the packet is tossed aboam's end, and it seems aa If she must go down with all the cargo. Push out from the shore with lifeboat, long-boat, shallop, and pinnace. You cannot save the crew. The storm twists off the masts. The sea rises up to take down the vessel. Down she'goes! No Christ in that ship. I speak to young people whose voyage in life will bo a mingling of sunshine and of darkness, of arctic blast and of tropical tornado. You will have many a long, bright day of prosperity. The sky Is clear, the sea smooth. The crew exhilarant. The boat staunch will bound merrily over the billows. Crowd on all the canvas. Heigh, ho! Land ahead! But suppose that sickness puts its cup to your lips; suppose misfortune with some quick turn of the wheel, hurls you backward; suppose that the wave of trial strikes you athwart-ships, and bowsprit shivered, and halliards swept Into the sea, and gangway crowded with piratical disasters, and the wave beneath, and the sky above, and the darkness around are filled with the clamor of the voices of destruction. Oh! then you will want Christ in the ship. I learn, in the next place, that people who follow Christ must not always expect smooth sailing. When these disciples got into the small boats they said: "What a delightful thing this is! Who would not '.be a follower of Christ when he can ri'de in one of these small boats after the ship in which Jesus is sailing?" But when-the storm came down these disciples found out that following Jesus did not > always make smooth sailing. So you have found out and I have found out. If there are any people who you think .ought to have a good time in getting .out of this world, tho apostles of Jesus Christ ought -to have been the men. Have you ever noticed how they got out of St. James lost his head. St. Phillip was hung to death against a pillar. St, Matthew was struck to death by a halberd, St. Mark was dragged to death through tho streets, St. James the Less had his, brains dashed out with a fuller's club, St, Matthias was stoned to death. St. Thomas was struck through with a spear. John Huss inf the fire, the A.lbi- genses, the Waldenses, the Scotch Qpv- enanters—did they always find smpoth sailing? Why so so far? There is a young man in a store in New York who has a h»r,d time to maintain his Christian character, All the clerks Jaugh at him, the employers in that store Jaugh at him; ana when he loses bis patience they say: - ( !Y.ou are a pretty Christian," Npt so eaey is it for that young man to 'follow Christ. If the Lord did not help h j w hour by hpur he wpujd fail, There > are spores of young men teday whp <w<iul(l be willing tp testify that in following Christ n ot always flnd smooth- There JB a Christian girl, In her home they de ,n,ot like Christ, She has hard work tP 'get » sJJent piape Jn which to say he,r prayers. Father opposed to re* lif Jp^.''- «ther' opgoged, to relisiop, 'HJM! etetp^ 0p,pp,9P,d ts redoes n,pt a whe » be ttftn fief of the&g disciples as they rusted rats the steFa 6i the f easel attd waV ClfiSt ttjS, yfftt fcfi&tf that they &f § f«fif full? sfcafeii And Id It IS ttSf tfca ydii oftefi find goad p-e&ple 1 wildly agl lat§d. ,"5hf" eays a&ffie Ohfistlan man "the infttUl magazines, the 1 bad news paper's, thr spiritualistic societies, th impdfiatidfi ef fflatiy foreign zttstt the chttf eh e! God is going W be lost the ship i§ geiflf to fdundef! fhe ship- is going down!" What are you ffight ehed about? An old lion goes into his cavern to take a sleej), and he lies down Until his shaggy mane covers his paws Meanwhile, the spiders outside begin to spin webs over the rnsuth of his cav* efn, and say; "That lion cahfiet break out through this web," and they keep on spinning the gossamer threads unti they get the mouth of the cavern covered over, "Now," they say, "the Ibn's d6ne, the lion's done." After awhile the Hon awakes and shakes himself and he walks out from the cavern never knowing there were any spiders' webs, and with his voice he shakes the mountain. Let the infidels and the skeptics of this day go on spinning theories spinning them ail over tho place where ChristiSeems to be sleeping. They say: "Christ i;an never again come out; the work is done; he can never get through this logical web we have been spinning." The day will come when the Lion of Judah's tribe will arouse himself and come forth and shake mightily the nations. What then all your gossamer threads? What Is a spider's web to an .aroused loin? Do not fret, then about the world's going backward. It is going forward. You stand on the banks of the sea when the tide is rising. The almanac says the tide is rising, but the wave coines up to a certain point, and then it recedes. "Why," you say, "the tide is going back." No, it is not. The next wave comes up,a little higher, and it goes back.' Again you say the tide IB going out. And the next time the wave comes up a little higher, and then to a higher point. Notwithstanding all these recessions, at last all the shipping of the world knows; it .is high tide. So it is with the cause of Christ in the world. One year it comes up to one point, and wo are greatly encouraged. Then it seems to go back next year. We.say the tide is going out. Next year It comes up to a higher point and falls back, and next year It comes to a still higher point and falls back; but all the time it is advancing, until it shall be full tide, "and the earth shall be full of the knowledge of God as the waters fill the sea." Again, I learn from this subject that Christ Is God and man in the same person. I go into the back part of that boat and I look on Christ's sleeping face, and see in that face the story of sorry and weariness, and a deep shadow comes over his face, and I think he must be dreaming of the cross that is to come. As I stand on the back part of the boat looking on his face, I say: "He Is a man! He is a man!" But when I see him come to the prow of the boat, and the sea kneels at his presence, and the winds fold their wings at his command, I say: "He is God! He Is God!" The hand that set up the starry pillars of the universe wiping away the tears of an orphan!, .When I want pity and sympathy,' I-lp.okj'at him, and I say: "0 Lord Je,s£s, thou'weary One, thou suffering''One, have "mercy on me," "Ecce homo!". Behold the man! But when I want courage for the conflict of life, wnen I want some one to beat down my enemies, when I want faith for the great future, then I come to the front of the boat, and I see Christ standing there in all his omnipotence, and I say, "O Christ, thou who couldst hush the storm, can hush all my sorrows, all my temptations, all my fears." "Ecce Deus!" Behold the God! * * * There is one storm into which we must all run. When a man lets go this life to take hold of the next, I do not care how much grace he has, he wjlj want it all, What is that out yonder? That is a dying Christian rocked on the surges of death. Winds that have wrecked magnificent flotillas of PODP and worldly power come down on that Christian soul. All the spirits of darkness seem to be let loose, for it is their last chance. The walling of kindred seems tp mingle with the swirl ef the waters, and the scream of the wind, and the thunder of the sky. Deep ta deep, billow to billow; yet no tremor, nj> gloom, no terror, no sighing for the d/tng Christian. The fact is that from U» back part of the boat a voice sings o«t: "When thou passeat through tbe waters, I will be with thee," By'the flash of the stem the dying Christian se^g that the harbpr is only just ahead, Fiom heavenly J castles voices of we}* come come over the waters. Peace drops PR tbe apgry wave as the storm spbs itself tP rest like a. child failing asleep amid tears and trouble. Christ hath hushed the tempest. PI4 Archibald Q, prown has reoejyed IntP th? E.ast fcondpn Tabernacle, }n tbe thirty years pf his pastorate, 6,QQQ mem.bei'9, . The present membership aggregfttep g^pp, TWs cljurob jV i 0 . 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