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£•• " *-""'•*•' ' : ' W-JHLJ*" - S* M01NES! AMONA. IOWA. WEPNBSttAY. MBHITABY 12, eet$*< LA§-F §UBJM6fi i*lt, 47 gfaonid The at of thrliUan at the HERS It Is/' said the driver, and we all Instantly and excitedly rose In the carriage to catch the fl r s t glimpse of Jerusa* lem, si long the joy of the whole earth, That city, coronetted W i t h temple and palace •adiaht, whether looked up at from alley of Jehoshaphat or gazed at adjoining hills, was the capital great nation. Clouds of Incense ^hovered over it. Chariots of kings foiled through it. Battering-rams nemiea had thundered against it. jre Isaiah prophesied, and Jeremiah ted, and David reigned, and Paul ,ched, and Christ was martyred. it interesting city ever, built since rung its first trowel, or plumb- measured its first wall, or royalty g its first scepter. /What Jerusa- was to the Jewish kingdom, Wash- ion is to our own country — the capi- the place, to which all the tribes e up, the great national heart whose >b sends life or, death 'through the politic, clear out to the geographi- 'extremlties. at the resurrected Christ said In text to his disciples, when he or- d them to start on the work of gos- tion, "beginning at Jerusalem," it .s to me God says now, in his Prov- ce, to tens of thousands of Chris- r s in this city. Start for the evan- ization of America, "beginning at shington." America is going to be in for God. If you do not believe ,ke your hat now and leave, and room to some man or woman who 'believe it. As surely as God lives, She is able to do as he says he will, country will be evangelized .from outh of the Potomac to the mouth e Oregon, from the Highlands of Neversink to the Golden Horn, Baffin's Bay to the Gulf of Mex- and Christ will walk every lake, Jether bestbrmed or placid, and be .sfigured on every mountain, and i' night skies, whether they hover groves of magnolia or over Alas- glacier, shall be filled with angelic jerture of "Glory to God and good- will 'men." .gain and again does the old Book !nounce that all th5 earth shall see the .vation of God, and as the greater in- des the lesser,' that takes America iriously in. Can, you:not see that if jmerica is not taken for God by his .secrated people, it will be taken for 'Ollyon! The forces engaged on ith sides are so tremendous that it .nnot be'a drawn battle. It is com- .g, the Armageddon! Either the .merican Sabbath will perish "and this ,tion be handed over to Herods, and ildebrands, and Diocletians, and 'eros of baleful power, and alcoholism ill reign, seated upon piled-up throne beer barrels, his mouth foaming with .pmestic and national curse, and'crime ill lift its unhindered knife of assas- nation, and rattle keys of worst bur- Jlary, and wave torch of widest confla- and our cities be turned into 'odoms, waiting for Almighty tempests i'f fire and brimstone, and one tidal rave of abomination will surge-across .e continent, or our Sabbaths will take m more sanctity, and the newspapers jjrfll become apocalyptic wings of bene- Iction, and penitentiaries will be abandoned for lack of occupants, and holi- [ess and happiness.twin son and daugh- of heaven, shall walk through the ,nd, and Christ reign over this na,on either in person or by agency so glorious that the whole country will be clear, resounding echo of heaven. !t will be one or the other. By the ;hrone of him who liveth forever and ver, I- declare it will be the latter. If he Lord will help me, as he always oes—blessed be his glorious name!— will show you how a mighty work of irace begun at Washington would have tendency to bring the whole continent God, and before this century closes, William the Conqueror ordered the jurfew, the custom of ringing the bell L t midnight, at which all the fires on .e hearths were to be banked, and all .6 lights extinguished, and all the peo- e retire to thejr pillows. I pray God ,t the curfew of this century may be sounded, and the fires be banked, the lights extinguished, as the ik strikes the midnight hour that ,des the nineteenth century from the tieth century, until this beloved , which was to most of us a cradle which will be to most of us a grave, I come into the full possession of who is so glorious that William the .querpr could npt .be compared tp „ gven the One who ri4eth forth, .quering and to conquer," by would it be especially advan- >us W a jnlgbty -wprfc. pf grace ;e4 here, "beginning at Wasbing- be.p,ause i thls'',city }s po ; prder between tho north'sad gouthi nether nprtbei""* npr ^Qutbern, 5t Bgles'tb-e, 'tvo climates,, ft $pfe.tber-'tb e tvvp styles of popu It js not QjRly right, hut at.peppje should have- toe latitude- where they were HP- ; With ytat J the wtoie.tt.4 te.wv? te let yeu ife& P9Sftf-§ fF$Sft &&$ I$G]$ P? f*his espltal stands wh'efe.by and its political iiififlehfie, it forth one haad -toward the fierth atid the -other teward thfe south, ind a telghty wo*k sf.graffe starting here would probably be a*atl6nal awaken- iflgi 6«*rgi& would clasiJ the hand bf freW Hampshire, and Maine the hand of Louisiana, aad California the hand of New York, and say, "Come, let us go up and Worship" the dbd Of Natidhs, the Christ of Golgotha, the Holy Ghost of the pehtacoStal three thousands." It has often 'been said that the only -way the north and the south will be brought Into complete accord) is to have a war With Some foreign nation, in which both sections, marchiiig side by Side, would forget everything but the foe to be over-' come. Well, if you wait for such a fbreign conflict, you will Wait Until all this generation is dead, and perhaps wait forever. The war that will make the sections forget past controversies is a war against unrighteousness, such as a universal religious awakening would declare. . What We want is a battle for Souls, fn Which about forty million northerners and southerners shall be on the same side, and shoulder to shoulder. In no other city on the continent can such a war be declared So appropriately, for all the other great cities are either northern or southern. This is neither, or, rather, it is both. Again, it would be especially advantageous if a mighty work of grace started here, because more representative men are in Washington than in any other city between the oceans. Of course there are accidents in politics, and occasionally there are men who get in to the senate and house of representatives and other important places who are.-fitted :.f or ;the-ppsitlon in neither head nor heart; but this is exceptional and more exceptional now than in other days. There is not a drunkard in the national legislature, although there were times when Kentucky, Virginia, Delaware, Illinois, New York and Massachusetts had men in senate or house of representatives who went maudlin and staggering drunk across those high places. Never nobler group of men sat in senate or house of representatives than sat there yesterday and will sit there to-morrow, while • .the highest judiciary,' without exception, has now upon its bench men beyond criticism for good morals and mental endowment. SO in all departments of official position, with here and there an exception, are to-day the brainiest men and most honorable men of America. Now, suppose the Holy Ghost power should fall upon this city, and these men from all parts of America should suddenly become pronounced for Christ!- Do you say the effect would be electrical? More than that: it would be omnipotent! Do you say that such learned and potent men are not wrought upon by religious influence? That shows that you have not observed what has been., going on. Commodore Foote, "representing the navy; ;General Grant, and Robert E. Lee, representing the northern and southern armies; Chief Justice Chase, representing the Supreme court; the Frelinghuysens, Theodore and Frederick, representing the United States senate; William Pennington and scores of others, representing the house of representatives, have surrendered to that Gospel which, before this winter is out, will, in this capital of the American nation, if we are faithful in our prayers and exertions, turn into the kingdom of God men of national and international power, their tongues of eloquence becoming the tongues of fire in another Pentecost. There are on yonder hill those who by the grace of God will' become John Knoxes, and Chrysostoms and Fene- lons, and Bourdeleaus, when once regenerated. There is an illusion I have heard in prayer meetings and heard in pulpits, that a soul is a soul—one soul worth as much as another. I deny it. The soul of a man who can bring a thousand or ten thousand other souls into the kingdom of God. is worth a thousand times or ten thousand times more than the soul of a; man who can bring no one into the kingdom. A great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in this capital, reaching the chief men of America, would be of more value to earth and heaven than in any other part of the nation, because it would reach all the states, cities, towns, and neighborhoods of the continent, Oh, for the outstretched right arm of God Almighty in the salvation of this capital. Some of us remember _1857, when, at the close of the worst monetary distress this country has ever felt, compared with which the hard times of the last three years were a boom of prosperity, right on the heels of that complete prostration came an awakening in which five hundred thousand people were converted in different states of the Union. Do you know where one of its chief powers was demonstrated? In Washington. Do you know on what street? 'This street. DO you know in what church? This church, I picked up an 9ld book a few days ago, and was startled, and thrilled, and enchanted to read these words, written at that time 1 by the Washington correspondent of a N.ew York paper, He wrote; "The First Prepbyterian chur c h can scarce contain the people. Requests are daily •preferred for an interest in, the prayers pfferedi and. the reading of t^ese forms one of the tenders^ an4 mpst effective features, of the jneetinfs. • particular pains are ^e» to 41s,dai^ a»4 exclude eyerythUig Jifce .sectarian feejlsg, Gen' 8g,t,pnJghm-enJE JU» toH »* $e ' rapWIty tb'y-'a far t9 which the worfc a,nd. wjj are the Jjeareri, »Qt have that agate, and, than J&*t ? ' Tft^' 6 %r e PMV !&ev werp.el iaJ^ttitan.ts pw J&f 8 &ejv Bf * &m tlwti 1 ! Uww Ui gfi ail aidfcs with tfe§ idfitsteps of &od as he comes to aWak&e and pardon" and gave these great populations. People Bf Washington, meet US flext Thursday night, at half past seveti o'clock, to pray fof this c'dinmg of the Holy Qhost— nbt for a Pentecostal three thousand, that t have referred to, but thirty thousand, Such a fire as that Would klfadle a light that -Would be seen from the sledges crunching through the snows of Labra* 'dor to the Carribean sea, Where the whirlwinds are born. Let our cry ba that of Hebakkuk, the blank verSo poet of the Bible: "0 Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years made known: in wrath remember mercy." Let the battle-cry be, Washington for God! the United Stated for God! America for God! the world for God! We are all tired of skirmishing. Let us bring on a general engagement. We are tired of fishing with hook and line. With one sweep of the Gospel net let us take in many thousands. This vast work must begin somewhere. Why not here? Some one must give the rallying cry, Why may not I, one of the Lord's servants? By providential arrangement, 1 am every week in sermonid communication with every city, town, and neighborhood of this country, and now I give the watchword to north and south, and east an'd west. Hear and see it, all people — this call to a forward movement, this call to repentance and faith, this call to a continental awakening! * * * From where the seaweed is tossed on the beach by the stormy' Atlantic, to the sands laved by the quiet Pacific, this country will be Emanuel's land, tho work beginning at Washington, if we have the faith and holy push, and the .cpnsecfation requisite. First of all, we ministers must get right. That was a startling utterance of Mr. Swinnock's, when he said, "It is a doleful thing to fall Into hell from under the pulpit, but, oh! how .dreadful a thing to drop thither out of the pulpit." That was an all-suggestive thing that Paul wrote to t>e Corinthians: "Lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I niyself should be a castaway." That was an inspiring motto with which Whltefleld sealed all his letters: "We seek the stars." Lord God! .'Wake up all our pulpits, and then it will be as when Venn preached and it was said that men fell before the Word like. slacked lime. Let, us all, laymen and clergymen, do the work. What Washington wants most of all is an old-fashioned revival of religion, • but on a vaster scale, so that the world will be compelled to say, as of old, "We never saw it on this fashion!" • But remember there is a human side as well as a Divine, side to a revival. Those of us brought up in the country know what is called "a raising," the neighbors gathered together to lift the heavy frame for a new house, after the timbers are ready to be put into their places. It is -, dangerous work, and there are many accidents. The neighbors had gathered for such a raising, and the beams had all been fitted to their places except one, and that very heavy. That one, on the long pikes of the men, had almost reached its place, when something went wrong, and the men could hoist it no higher. But if it did not go in its place it would fall back upon the men who were lifting it. It had already began to settle back. The boss carpenter shouted, "Lift, men, or die! All together! Yo— heave!" With mightier push they tried to send the beam to its place, but failed. Still they held on, all the time their strength lessening. The wives, and mothers, and daughters stood in horror looking on. Then the boss-carpenter shouted to, the women, "Come and help!" They came, and womanly arms became the arms of .giants, for they were lifting to save the lives of husbands, and fathers and sons, as well as their own. Then the boss- carpenter mounted one of the beams and shouted, "Now! Altogether! Lift or die! Yo— heave!" And with a united effort that almost burst the blood-vessels, the great beam went to .its place, and, a wild huzza was heard. That is the way it sometimes seems in the churches. Temples of righteousness are tp be reared, but there is a halt, a stop, a catch somewhere, A few arp lifting all they can, but we want more hands at this raising, and mqre hearts. More Christian men to help, aye, more Christian women to re-enforce. If the work fail, it means the death of many souls, All together! Men and women of God! Lift or die! The topstone must come to its place "with shoutings of grace, grace unto it," God is ready to do his part; are we ready to do our part? There is work not only for the knee of prayer, but for the shoulder of upheaval. And now I would like to see this hour that which I have never seen, but hope to see— a whole audience saved under one flash of the Eternal Spirit. Before you go out of any of these doors, enter the door of Mercy. Father and mother, come in and bring your children with you. Newly-married folks, 'consecrate •your lifetime to God, and be -married for eternity as well as time. Young man, you will want God before you get through this world, and you want h*TO now, Young woman, without God this is a hard >vor}d for women. One and ail, wherever you elt or stand, I lift my voice § o that you can hear it, out In the corridors and on the street, and sa.y, in the wor^s of the Mediterranean ship captain, "Call upon thy God, tf sp fee that QQd wiU think, upon us, that we Help. will stypftithen, thee,'<' gap G,«,4{ "yea, I will .help,' thee; yea, J wUi up? the'e with the right h.an.g .tf ,o»n there he a "cone 11 ' MAKfe 6Nfe MAN LAUGH ANb AN6f HfcS SWfeAfc* Abont th« Maa ttUd Mtafee* »ttti--*if-. tta»fti-d Ihduicfi* ifl *h*m ttlisa tt* Feels Sad, ftnd tlftnie* ioC,066,(500 Cus» HAVfi discovered the man who makes all the comic vaien-< tines. Yes, gentle reader, it is true that one conscience has to carry the en»> tire burden. Perhaps you do not know how heavy that burden is. Learn, then, that the person to whom I have referred draws about 900 valentine pictures every year, and each of them is printed in editions of 15,000. Most of them are sold in this country, but there is also quite an export trade with Europe. The most popular of them run through many editions. But let us suppose that each of them has two editions. That will give a total of 27,000,000 a year, NOW, reflect, further, that everyone of them is designed to make somebody swear, and you begin to get an idea of the terrible business in which this artist is engaged. Let us suppose that 20,000,000 of them reach their destinations, and that each individual recipient swears only five times. We have a total of 100,000,000 cuss-words, for which my friend, the artist; is :d}rec.tly responsible, every year. Suppose, further, that the artist holds his job thirty-six and a half years, and afterwards suffers in purgatory one day for every piece of violent language caused by him, as computed above, he will be there 10,000,000 years, and I do not call it enough, writes Howard Fielding in a New York paper of recent date. These mathematical operations are founded upon exact facts. In this letter I am simply trying to state a matter of news in plain words. I have known the valentine artist for a long time, but never suspected him pf doing anything of that kind. It was only yesterday that I learned about it. 1 went into his work shop just as he finished a drawing. I looked over his shoulder expecting to see a pretty picture designed for one of the magazines, with the familiar signature, C. Howard. Instead I saw a horrible freak wearing a white apron and engaged in pouring cats into a sausage-mill. "That's a sweet thing, Howard," said I. "What's it for?" "For a butcher," said he. "It's intended to be a slight token of somebody's regard on Feb. 14. I've made THE BABOON VALENTINE, nearly a thousand of these things this year. What do you suppose oiu Saint Valentinus, patron of the pleasant occasion, will do with me when he gets hold of me?" That naturally led to a discussion of the whole subject. It appears that Howard does not allow these drawings to interfere in any way with his art work, He has a very nice way of getting the time to do them. In those moments of dissatisfaction which an ordinary man would waste in swearing or in throwing a fellow creature down* stairs Howard simply draws valentines, It relieves his feelings perfectly, I was glad to know this, for I bad been at a loss to account for the exemplary mildness of his disposition. It would be •unjust, of course, to compare so favored a person with ourselves, We do not have' the opportunity of insulting 27,r ,000,000 strangers every year. We must do the best we can with only our families and friends. It appears that comic valentines are all offensive. They are divided broadly into two classes, which are known tech* nicaily as the "mt-'em-Hards" and the "Long Jokers." £y the rules of 'prdl- nary social courtesy a person may reply to a Long Joker with a club; but if he gets a Hit-'e;n»Hard he takes down the old musket from the wall. -The enormous sale of these things proves that they must fill a longing of the human heart, The two sexes feel this want about equally, Just as many are painted for men as for women, j regard that 39 an interesting fact which might" eisily escape the notice of a. ),e,ss acute student of human nature tbaa myself. J^st hew badly ypu have to bate a person before you |eej to insult h}f» piQtQilw m tbe Fe,bjwy i .SIB ujja,b}g tq state, there wu8t.be a sp.od m$y wllttm pie in this Penstry iheir o.| be tiighl find It difficult to dta* ill' ffiatiy as 900 In & Single yfiaf. A cMfilcteabie iiiUmtf§f b! lh§ titseS Intended lot wdfttefl iatlffSiS centridities of fashibn f thls'-wifltsf theM is a treat field fof that seft.oi wof-k la the prevailing Style s! ea&eg. the pfcSflostei-ou'sly bfoad afid fitift shbuldefs with tHeif convoluted edge's' turfled up, make a woma& look like Ihe head df John the fi&ptist on a charger* itr. Howard tells me that he has tried to exaggerate the' absurdities of thia* kind of cape and has failed. ' "1 can't make it look Worse than it really does when 1 see it on the Street," he said, "and so 1 have to make «i> fof it by drawing a cross-eyed woman inside the cape, The worse the face looks the better the valentine sells. 1 should think it would make a poor girl who had put all her cash into one o. those capes feel pretty good to be tenderly remembered with one of these cape valentines on the 14th. I understand that they are already in great demand, which shows the State of envious re-* Sentment among the girls who are wearing their last winter's capes." Passing to men's attire, the dude in caricature of this order has changed very little in the past five or six years. In this connection the artist told me one of the toughest experiences that ever I heard. It appears that he once drew a particularly offensive dude valentine. The absolute idiocy of the countenance which he put on the dude THOMAS •THE MODERN DUDE ^ left nothing whatever to be desired. Of course, there were many other dude caricatures that year, but th'.s was the most offensive by long odds. It happened that a young man of Mr. Howard's acquaintance got three valentines that year from three different cities, and every one of his unknown admirers picked out this identical valentine. What could a man think under such exceptional circumstances except that there was a distinct resemblance between himself and the fellow in the picture? It must have been deeply depressing. I learn ifrom Mr. Howard that this gentleman did not commit suicide, but he would .have committed murder under favorable conditions. One of the most successful valentines ever sent out was entitled "The Sluggard." It represented a man in bed. A pair of naked and gigantic feet hung over the footboard, which' was in the foreground: and the sun, with a smllo of derision on his countenance, was seen looking in through an open window. Mr. Howard gave this to me in a philosophical spirit as a sample of what is considered a rare joke by many 'thousands of persons. Perhaps the richest thing—if popular applause be the criterion—in the line of comic valentines for women was a picture entitled "Going to Seed." It represented a particularly ill-conditioned .plant in a large red flower-pot; and the flower was the typical head of an old maid. Thousands upon thousands of these were sold, and they served, doubtless, to embitter the thoughts of a corresponding number of women who ough,t rather to have been congratulated, While many of these valentines are used in malice, the real reason why they sell }s that the people think that they are funny. There's a very deep theme, I have made a special duty of the problem,' ^Vhat do people laugh at? And I have) partly solved it, I have learned what I myself laugh at—but the remaining persons mentioned in Mr. Porter's cen^ sus have thus far eluded me. And even' in my own case the result is not con-^ stant. One day, perhaps, I can laugh at one of my own jokes, and a few days later, when I run across it in, a, copy of p.uty'discover^ if huoj jto, ft f HI LlAttfiff OP LIBBftALft ttft« ftfad to ft » i<- Manitoba t elJels Iff against British * and sets up* a'ri dependent // meat at its ^ which is by ;fief tneans Uhiikely,i man who will lead ; the revolutionists, will be Thomas Greenway, of the provincial government and hero of the liour in that colony of England. Greenway.ls something of a dictator—in fact> very , much of a dictator—and a natural , leader, He saw the importance of striking boldly out for the majority o£ Manitobans in the fight against relig* ious schools in the province and pa,ved the Way for revolution by thrusting aside with contempt the order of the imperial privy council of London/' which was a short command to him to restore the parochial schools. H« la a man of strong character and implacable determination. He was born in Cornwall, England, on March 25, 1838, and was, educated In Canada* He twice < married In the latter country and- went to Manitoba in 1868. He was returned to the dominion house of commons in 1874, and was unseated in the following ' year. He aided materially in' settling „ and developing southern Manitoba, and. was elected by acclamation to the'legis- • lature in 1879. He was re-elected in 1883, 1886 and 1888, and again in" 1892. He formed a government on the resignation of the Harrison administratidii', in 1888 and took the ofltoes of president of the council and minister of agriculture and immigration. On July 23,"' 1892, he was returned to power. He is a man of tremendous force of character, boundless energy and progressive ideas.' He has chiefly interested himself in agriculture and immigration matters. A thorough farmer himself, he understands the needs of that class and has caused the organization of agricultural societies and exhibitions, and of populating the country with a substantial kind of settlers. His attitude on the' school question has been consistently aggressive, and it is believed he will be, vindicated by the majority, despite the constitutional right lodged in the pow-, erful minority and indorsed by the ' fvS ''.'W JOHN GREENWAY. highest tribunal in Great Britain and by the parliament of the dominion. After Seventeen Years. The daughter of Gilbert Mattson, 4 a ', farmer living three miles south of Hector, has been , heard from, says th« Buffalo (Minn.) News, Seventeen years ago this summer the 4-year-old girl was > sent out to carry a lunch to her broth- '.' er, who was herding cattle not far from :,' the house. This was the last seen of the lltcle one until a letter from J^ew', York came recently to the home of the Mattsons from the daughter, now a young lady 21 years old, After her sudden and mysterious dis*", appearance the country was searched for miles around; ail the sloughs were dragged and every effort made to recover the child who was lost. Finally] the search was given up and the little , girl was mourned as dead; and when what were supposed to be tne bon.e.s;' of a entail child' and some piece,s ,o.'f ' clothing were fpun4 in a large slough near the. Mattspn' farjni U'T/W thought ; certain that the little one was deafl, and all hopes died, '' ' The letter which ctyne to reawaken,,' hppps }n the hearts Of the parwts^tal*" ' ed that, on bis deathbed a man whow the girl had been brought up tfi was her father had confessed seventeen years ago, be bad from her prairie. bPme, He toifl bjf the napes of her parents, where they I'^fl lived and fuijy described to'he.y tjjg pw>$rfj timers of her ahduqtion, A letter vrl,t« J^ tejj.tp verify tbp ae&thbej " " the, YWBS }&<!? & her hftojs; &m SP -'story " :'H i»'

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