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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 29, 1896
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the stosetfine'Ss of tfretf fgfotioltt tiatll Mted at Welt^y Ift<f he MM tell Wtft ft M6e!d¥s im6 tbrei ag6 dhe Of • Sitles. • f fo? %6fe both young. Perhaps she had k ^,- • still seme of the Sip fStflafttic nSltlif« ifl her and !*ef* Was net Mtlfdy free of a bey's and, enthusiasm for life, had a strong foundation of sense and earnest, up- tne ;,' Both Alice tiat-twell and Ned Mftf- ; pit intended to accomplish something sMn life -and with each other they were tfi'no wise reticent as to what they iHOflld demand of the world. They had been friends from youth wuen tne sM' s return renewed 'that friendship In all Its Intensity the gossips had much to say of a long settled matrimonial understanding. But the young people laughed the Idea to scorn. It was the subject of conversation bne August afternoon as they sat together in the cooling shade of the vines of the Hartwoll porch. "The very idea," laughed Ned; "theso tld people here haven't any Idea be- and * sire miS, »'Afid, fiftef ail, trtHi« tfeflt 4 w"dffiS» faef test cMtttiestiii 1 fits Afiiite 19 f<8 feacfc to t&6 6eBfioI* and 1 fatfvl & stance foVfflaki A fa6me fdf ffiyiielf, ttefir? Affiistfieng ha* ftsfeSdhlne t6 ffiaWy faim', ¥011 kn6W h* W a KiB&hearted ffiSn, We'd, ftftd he W settled and well njt§d, His store is fraying him well and his wife ought to be & happy woman; don't ydu think sd? He caft give toe so Sttany pleas* urea that tt..wfluld be so hard for m« to earn by my owfi efforts. Tell tw what do you .think about 'it, Ned?" "Why, Alice;" said the young maft, "1 had no idea that you were BO toerce* nary." "Attd Abittielfefcti took ft& ; Ate in tfli flft«<f arid Cat t»e*h ft' the '**eei a«« iaitlllofl rftid. It, 48. I ttii "I'm not, Ned—" "You're not, the Jdea!" "But,'Ned—" "Oh, don't talk to me. Armstrong, Indeed! But marry him; marry him, by all means." marrying and dying; can't they understand that there are some other • tontlngeucies of existence besldo ', these?" "Of course not," answered Alice, also laughing, "and they would deem it rank heresy to hear you say so. You must . remember that Blanktown has its code .'i af -rules and proprieties, as changeless },- *s the'laws of tho Modes and Persians.;* ,-f-,' "There la only one thing for a young tv*, man to ' do when he likes a girl." %V V ' "There is only one thing for a girl '£'•* to do because she is a girl," laughed ^ ''Alice. J'V;i " Tbe ver y ldea of y° u and me being „. ' lovers," went on Ned, "when we have r, been playmates, chums, companions, "J^ .from the mud pie period." '"The idea," echoed Alice; "why, >, 'there couldn't possibly be any romance • about such a thing." £*,«',' "Familiarity kills romance, you ftnow." He said it as if he were utter- Ing ono of the foundation truths of the .' ages. And she acquiesced with: "Of ', course." s ,, "These people here," he continued in 1 an oracular tone, '"cannot appreciate ;the beauty of a perfect 'friendship ex- angry, we you bet iveen man and woman; they only conceive of such friendly rela- i degenerating into an affair of :'3cisses, tears and sentiment." "But we shall give them an example '' " "" D '""i e,i\v kueui an example 'Of something different, shall we not, ', "Yes, of a perfect friendship, where sex shall not be considered, where one shall.' be the confidant, the critic and 'the inspiration of the other." ,- "How glorious it will be, Nod; what a'help we'may be to each other. We shall be such friends as Hannah More "Why, you're not Ned? 11 "Angry.? Oh, no; what have I got to be angry at-? It's nothing to me.", "But We are friends, and we were to advise each other, you know." "Well, Isn't that what I'm going to do? What I mean is that I don't think u^at Henry Armstrong is half good enough for you; and I don't believe you love him, either." "I don't know that I do, but you didn't love Mary • Mason, either—at least, you said so." , . "Oh, that's right, throw that folly Into my face." "Why, don't you think a person ought ever to marry? 11 , "Of/course,' but you want to marry.; eome person who is congenial." "Well, I thought—" • "Yes, you thought.; A woman like you, Alice, needs somebody to think for. her," and this lord of creation stalked away in high dudgeon. As he went into the gate at home that night, and Rover came f risking to meet him, he gave him a kick that sent the dog howling away—Just like a man, you know. . ' He wrote a letter that night, and posted it and Alice received it by the first mail next morning. ' It ran thus: , ' "Miss Hartwell: Your : actions are entirely beyond explanation. The heart of a man is not to be played with. But. I hope you will marry Henry Armstrong and be happy. Jit doesn't matter, what 1 becomes of me. Your neglected lover, : ,, f- Ned." Alice read it and laughed and cried in turns over the words. : .•'• • Two hours after its receipt Ned followed it in'person, with a highly In- Jured air. And she, because she was a very soft little person, ran to meet him with a glad face. „ "Oh, Ned," she.cried, "I neVer did want to marry Henry'Armstong; at all. But you said, we could only, be:friends, and mutual critics, and—Ned, a girl wants to be loved." '' For the moment he forgot his fine ideas and he cried with a tremulous in Bible history,' and yet full of ftrbf*. itable suggestion! Buoys are black and uncomely, but they tell where the rocks are. -, The snake's rattle is hideous, but ' it gives timely warn* ing. From the .piazza of my sum-, mer- home, night by night, 1 saw a lighthouse fifteen miles away, not. placed there for adornment, but to tell mariners to stand off from that dangerous point. So all the ironbound coast of mdral danger is marked with Saul, and Herod, and Rehoboam, and Jezebel, and Abimelech. These bad people are mentioned In the Bible not only as warnings, but because there were sometimes flashes of good conduct in their lives worthy of imitation. God sometimes drives a very straight nail with a very poor hammer. The city of Shechem had to be taken, and Abimelech and his men were to do it. I see the dust rolling up from their excited march. I hear the shouting of the captains and the yell of the beseig- ers. The swords clack sharply on tho parrying shields, and the vociferation of : two armies<in death.grapple is horrible to hear. The battle goes on all day; aiyl as tho sun, is setting Abime- loch and his army cry: "Surrender!" to; the beaten foe. And, unable longer to resist, the city of Shechem falls; and there are pools of blo ; od and dissevered limbs, and glazed eyes looking up beg- gingly for mercy that war never shows, and dying soldiers with their head on the lap of mother, or wife, or sister, who have come out for the last offices of kindness and affection; and a groan rolls across the clty, : stopping not, because there Is no spot for it to rest, so full is the place of other groans. A city wounded! A city dying! A city dead! Wail for Shechem, all ye who know the horrors of a sacked'town. As I look over, the city, I can find only Maiiaa^ft^HeMHHfwdiiiittbpa***!—*i*M*>au«a HE.RM.0Ni f frftd tit Irttty ets«& W, this temple, find Inef ctplttlS i| .»ut the 10B1 ot a single fflSft dn tire i>ait Of-AbimeieCh', although f Supif&fte Some fif the 6ld isfaeiltish heroes told Abiffinlech: "YOU are oily goifig up thefe to be" 6Ut to pieces." Yet you afS Willing to testify to-day that by nd 6thet mode —certainly not by ordinary modes-- 1 rould thattemple so thoroughly jiave been taken, fathers and mothers, brethren and sisters in Jesus Christ, what'the Church most wants to Jearn, this day, Is that any plan is fight, 'ft name maladofo(l9 | d6 y6tt kfiof r ffty ft living Gtfsfiel made t6 &tof M the t How, mt idea 6f & christt&ft is a man oft fife with fceai fdf O6d; and if y6tff fcuiee Ordinarily beats slxt? : THROW. THAT FOLLY INTO A FEL- 4 '. "• ,\ ' ' LOW'S FACE. ,' and Dr, Johnson, or Chateatibjand and ;'Mme.,'Recamier, Paula and Jerome," % v And so they talked and planned,while >-,tbe,9ld people said: "What/an exam- /'pje of beautiful devotion that is; there '•t.can't be any mistake there; they have each other from childhood." Well,- Ned went to work and Alice IjN wept to work, Ned plugging away at "•"' *i, e l£W and gne en te r i n g the schools ;& teacher, for neither was rich. 'Aiid their friendship did prove help- each other, for he was an ardent and she was a stern critic. And .confidants. They could be so each other,' because their voice; "If you'll just stick to me, Alice, I'll love you well enough." * ' •'• "Then, Ned. our friendship is all past." "Can't a man and his wife bo friends?'! She laughed. "And for a critic?" . "Oh, after all,'^ he said,-."a man's best critic is : his wife," | And the wiseacres cald: "Wasn't it beautiful? Knew each other from '.childhood; and'not a break, not a ripple in their love." secure on account of the understanding between them, , because of the perfection i;,;oJ-;'Ws, understanding that he to her when bis 'heart first began ' tqwfu'4 Siery Mason. that you will talk to mk Alice," be satdl really love Mary Mason looks op love, but then she r gQo|j sensible girl; the match would ~n,e ftp'4 helpful in a worldly »s for Jove, well, Igve will Sfl}4 Alice; »p| course, 49 you think that just her f B}l|»d wpijld suit you? ieri-ibly • nya^lcaj jaeem, to «(«»Utje» tijat it Arizona's Stone repeat. • The regions of the Little Colorado river in Arizona abound in wonderful vegetable petrifactions—whole • forests being found in some places which are hard as flint'and which look as if but recently stripped of their foliage. Some,of these stone trees are standing just as natural as life, while others are piled across each other just like the fallen raonarchs of a real wood forest. Geologists say that these stone trees were once covered to the depth of 1,000 feet with marl, which transformed them from wood into solid rook. The marl, after' the lapse of ages, washed out, leaving some pf the trees standing ill an upright position, The majority of them, however, are piled heller- shelter in all directions, thousands of cords being spmetimes piled up on an acre of ground.—Cincinnati Commercial Gazette. » wiia out. Petep Schultg, Jr.. was out ,in the woods near Bascom, 0,, and, while i-oamlps about, was attacked by a large wildcat. The vicious animal jumped on his face, cutting and- scratching it in a. roost terrible manner, and tearing hjs clothing nearly off his back. By hard struggling and a well-directed blow from J4r. ^qh.ulta'j fist, he freed hjnjeeif from the animal, after which be shot a&d killed U. Abput one year agp Mr, SebuH? wag in the same wood An.d w^s attacked ja a 8 lmj} 8 r way by wildcat iwd fte shot the animal, saw Unjp away, Tfte cat he geemj fa hpye bgen to be tbe>ame . ; one building-standing,, and that is the temple of the god Berlth. . Some soldiers outside of the city In a tower, finding that they can no longer defend Shechem, now begin to look out for their pwn personal safety, and they fly to this temple of Berith. They go with- in.the door, shut it, and they say: "Now we are,safe. Abimelech has taken the whole city, but he cannot take this temple of Berlth, Here we shall be under the protection of the gods." 0 Berlth, the god! do your best now for these refugees. If you have'eyes, pity them. If you have hands, help them. If you have thunderbolts, strike for them. But how shall Abimelech and his army take this temple of Berlth and the men whd 1 are here fortified? Will they do It with swo'rd? . Nay. Will they do it with spear? Nay. With battering- ram, rolled up by hundred-armed strength crashing against the walls? Nay, Abimelech marches his men .to a.wood In Zalmon. With his axe he hews off a limb of a tree, and puts that limb upon his own shoulder, and then he says to his men: "You do the same," They are obedient to their commander. There is a struggle as to who shall have axes; The whole wood is full of bending, boughs, and the crackling and the hacking, and the cutting, until every one of the host has the limb of a tree cut down, apd not only that, but has put it on hjs sh9ulder just as Abimelech showed him how. Are these men all armed with the trpe branch? The reply comes "All armed." And they march on. Oh, what a strange army, with that strange equipment! They come up to the foot of the temple at Berith, and Abimelech takes his limb of a tree and throws it down; and the first platoon of soldiers come up and they throw down their branches; and the second platoon, and the third, until all around about the temple of Berith there is a pile of tree branches. The Shech- einttes look out from the window of the temple upon what seems to them childish play on the part of their enemies. But soon the flints are struck, and the sparks begin to kindle the brush, and the flame comes up all through the pile, and the red elements leap to the casement, and the woodwork begins to blaze, and one arm of flame }s thrown up on the-right side of the temple, and another, arm of flame is thrown up on is la'wfui, is best, which helps to overthrow the ( tefflple of sin, and capture this world for God. We are very apt to stiek to' the old modes of attack* We nut on the old-style coat of mail. We come up with the sharp, keen, glittering spear of argument, expecting in that way to take the castle; but they have a thousand spears where we have ten. And so the castle of sin stands, Oh, my friends, we will never capture this world for God by any keen sabre of sarcasm, by any glittering lances of rhetoric, by any sapping and mining of profound disquisition, by any gun- powdery explosions of Indignation, by sharpshootings of wit, by howitzers of mental strength made to swing shell five miles, by cavalry horses gorgeously caparisoned pawing the air. In vain all the attempts on the part of these ecclesiastical foot soldiers, light horsemen and grenadiers. My friends, I propose a different style of tactics. Let each one go to the forest of God's promise and invitation, and hew down a branch and put It on his shoulder, and let us all come around these obstinate Iniquities, and then with this pile, kindled by- the fires of holy zeal and the flames of a consecrated life, we will burn them out. What steel cannot do, flre may. And I announce myself in favor of any plan of religious attack that succeeds—any plan of religious attack, however radical, however odd, however unpopular, however hostile to all the conventionalities of Church and State. If one style of prayer does not do the work, let us try another. If the Church music of to-day does not get the victory, then let us make the assault with a backwoods chorus. If a prayer-meeting at half past seven In the evening does not succeed, let us have one as early in the morning as when the angel found wrestling Jacob too/much for him. If a sermon with the three authorized heads does not do the work, then let us have a sermon with twenty heads, or no heads at all. We want more' heart In our song, more heart in our almsgiving, more heart in our prayers, more heart }n our preaching. Still further, I learn from this subject the power of example. If Abim- elech had sat down on the grass, and told his men to go and get the boughs, and go out to the battle, they would never have gone at all, or if they had, it would have been without any spirit or effective result; but when Abimelech goes with his own axe apd hews down a branch, and with; Abimelech's arms puts it on Abimelech's shoulder, and marches on, then, my text says, all the people did the same. How natural that was. What made Garibaldi and Stonewall Jackson the most magnetic commanders of the century? They always rode ahead. Oh, the overwhelming power of example! Here is a father on the wrong road; all his boys go on the wrong road. Here is a father who enlist for Christ; his children enlist. I saw in some of the picture galleries of Europe, that before many of the great works of the masters—the old masters—there would be sometimes four or five artists taking copies of the pictures. * These copies they are going to carry with them, perhaps to distant lands; and I have thought that youii life and character are a masterpiece, and it is being copied, and long after you are gone it will bloom or blast in, the homes of those who knew you, and be a Gorgon or a Madonna. Look oul; what you say. Look out what you do. Eternity will hear the echo. Tbe best sermon ever preached is a holy. times a minute when yon think of dthef themes, and talk about other theffles, if your pulse does not go up to setenty- fjve Or eighty when you cotne to talk about Christ and heaven, it is because you do not know ttie one, and have a poOr chance of getting to the Othef . In a former Sunday,! took into the pulpit the church records, and I laid them on the pulpit and opened them, and said: "Brethren, here are the church records, t find a great many of yoii whose names ate down here are off duty," Some were afraid 1 would read the names, for at that time some Of them were deep in the wOfs't kind of oil stocks, and were idle as to Christian work. But if ministers of Christ -to-day should brlttg the church records into the pulpit and read, oh, ,what a flutter there would be! There would not be fans enough in church to keep the cheeks cool. ' I do not know but It would be a good thing if the minister once in a while should bring the church records In the pulpit and call the roll, for that ,1s what I consider every church record to be— merely a muster-roll of the Lord's army; and tha reading of it should reveal where every soldier Is and what'he is doing. Still further, I learn from this subject the danger of false refuges. As goon as these Shechemites got into the temple, they thought they were safe. ,They said: "Berith will take care of ns. Abimelech may batter down everything else; he can not batter down this temple where we are now hid." But very soon they heard the timbers crackling, and they were smothered with smoke,- and they miserably died.' I suppose every person in this audience this moment is stepping into some kind of refuge. Here you step in the tower of good -works. You say: "I shall be pafe in this refuge." The battlements are -adorned; the steps are varnished; on the wall are pictures of all the suffering you have alleviated, and all the schools you have established, and all the fine things you have done. Up in that tower you feel you are safe. But hear you not the tramp of your unpar- doned sins all around the tower? They each have a match. You are kindling the combustible material. You. feel the heat and the suffocation. Oh, may you leap in time, the Gospel declaring: "By the deeds of the law shall no flesh . living be .justified." "Well," you say, "I have been driven out of that tower; where shall I go?" Step into this tower of indifference. You say: "If this tower is attacked, it will be a great while before it is taken." You feel at ease. But there i& an Abim- elech, with ruthless assault, coming on. Death. and his forces are gathering around, and they demand that you surrender everything, and they clamor for your overthrow, and they throw their skeleton arms in the window, and with their Iron fists they beat against the 'door, and -while you are trying to keep them out you see the torches of judgment kindling, and every forest is a torch, and every mountain a torch, and every sea a torch, and while the Alps, 'and Pyrenees, and Himalayas turn into a live coal, blown redder and redder by •the whirlwind breath of a God omnipo- 'tent, what will become of your refuge of lies? "But," says some one, "you are, engaged in a very mean business, driving us from tower to tower." Oh, no! I want to tell you of a Gibraltar that never has been and never will be taken; of a wall that no Satanic assault can scale; ^^a^jj^ Pure fclood ftieaftS sovntd" health.- With frttfS.flck Healthy blood, th6 stomach dad digest^ of gins will be vigorous, an'd there Will be IKS dyspepsia, liueuriiatlsm^nd heufftlgia will feg unknown. Scrofula And Salt fltetiin.will dlsapi psafj Vout nerves' will bo strbftg, yonf sleep sound, sweet find refreshing. ttodd'S Sarsapa. rIlia makes pure b!6od., That IS why It cures so many diseases, That H why thousands fay It to cure disease, retain good health, Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the One true Blood fiu-lCer. All druggists. §1. t_- .» , J[»|| cure Liver Hisj easy to nOOu S PIUS take, easy to operate. 25a Expert ituon The Canadian Government recently sent an appraisei 1 to the principal bicycle factories in this country, to determine the exact value of various makes for import into Canada. After an'ex- haustive investigation, his report to his Government rated $ per cent, higher than any other make and .they J> pay duty accordingly. This but confirms the popular verdict. Col- • •'•• STANDARD OF THE WORLD. . Unequalled, Unapproached. Beautiful Art Catalogue of Columbia and Hart- Ford Bicycles is free if you call upon any Columbia agent; by mall from us for two a-cent stamps. ':'-.'• . *t POPE MANUFACTURING CO. Factories ^nd General Offi'-sis, Hartford. Conn. Branch Stores and Agencies in almost every city and town. If Columbias are not properly represented in your vicinity let'us know. Don't buy cheap, trashy bindings that are dear at any price. You pay but a trifle more for of a bulwark -that the* judgment earth" the Jeft side of the temple, until they clasp their lurid palms under the wild night sky, 'aijd the cry of "Fire!" with' In, and "Fire!" without, announces the terror, and the strangulation, and the doom of the Shecbemltes, and the complete .overthrow.' pf the temple of the god Berltb. Then there went up a shout, lopg and Joud, from the stout lungs and swarthy chests of Ablmelech and his mep, «s they stood amid the life. The best music ever chanted is a consistent walk. If you want others to serve God, serve him yourself. If you want others to shoulder their duty, shoulder yours, Where Abimelech 'goes his troops go. Oh, start out for, heaven to-day, and your family will .come after you, and your business as- 'soqiates will come after you, and youi; social friends will join you. With onq branch of the tree of life for a baton, marshal just as jnany as you can to- .gether. Oh, the infinite, the semi-om-' nipotent power of a good or bad exam-i .quakes cannot budge. The Bible refers to it when it says: "In God is thy ; refuge, and underneath thee are the everlasting arms." Oh! fling yourself into it. Tread down unceremoniously t everything that intercepts you. Wedge your.way there. There are enough hounds of.death and peril after you to make you hurry. Many a man has perished just outside the tower* with his foot, on the stdp, with h*is hand on the latch. Oh! get inside. Not one surplus second have you to spare, Quick! quick! quick! Pie! Still further, 'I learn from this subject the advantage of concerted action. if Abimelech had merely gone out with a tree-branch wjpuid nqt_hav? been accomplished"; or if ten, twenty, or thirty men had gone; but when all the axes are lifted and all the sharp edges fall, and all these men carry each his tree-branch down and throw it about the temple, the victory is gaine<J— the Jemple Jails, ^y friends, whW there Is one man In the Church of Qoc} at this day shouldering hjs whole duty, there are a great many who never 'lift an axe or swing a bough. It seems to me as if there were ten drones Jn every hive to one busy bee,- as though there a»4 the dust crying: victory!" I learn first from this subject, were twenty Bailors sound asleep Jn the ' the |o»y of deposing upon any one (form of tactics ia anything we have to •' wor}4 or fpr ship's hammocks to lour jB<m pn the wormy deck., it sterns as » there were fllty thQUf and W n, belonging to the reserve sprps, and pnly ojje thousand active combatants. Qh, we a jj our bp»t» tQ get aver to Up Ho\v t|»e Karth Loses Time. The explanation of Lord 'Kelvin's estimate that the "set-back" of the earth in its daily rotation round its axis' amounts to twenty-two seconds per century, is reported to be that such retardation is owing to the friction caused by the tides, the latter acting as a brake, and such action is calculated, according to the same authority, to be equal in weight to pome 400,000 tons applied on the equator. Other causes, he says, have also to be taken into &c* count, aa, for example, the increase in the si?e of the earth, due to the fallllng on it of meteoric dust, which, if Mepos- Ited at the rate of one foot in 4,000 years, would produce the observed re* tardatlon by itself, Further, such a phenomenon as the annual growth and melting of snow and ice at the po}es,< by abstracting water from the other parts of the ocean, introduces irregular* itles into the problem, the abitracttpn accelerating the earth's jnotion »ad the melting, by restoring the water, retard" ing jt.'-Bostc-B journal of Commerce, BIAS VELVETEEN SKIRT BINDINGS and save your time, your money and your dress. • Look for «S. H. & M." on the label and- take-no other. If your dealer will not supply you we will. Sen| for samples, showing labels and materials, to he S. H. & M. Co,, P. O. Box 699, New York U'HE LAND OF THE BIG RED APPLE Tho Lul flood Lud lo In kid | D th» ttCora B«U M Barry Co., * HiyM.« B biu many 6r»nc* supplies its good* and rep»lrj « c»n «»d doe? WEIL MACHINERY The Q«ly Ao authority OR such, natters says at there i.s pnjy one drug Store J B CQURtry, IBd that- op } ? jQcaJed Fifth wenw, New Yprk! or proprietary fQP U IS ^ Pre|c,rlj*Uon is . JUUBB F«wtlpM»w; m SHIP YOUR

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