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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 10, 1896
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W tell , f 6f if fog t»tj „,•'*'. IB r.l.fft*e with ten, Ahd the fact has caused ifa e he only ",.,-, thfr Miih , ( . t)f jfottf lives so yottftg and fair- H?f> -fHefc a fe6, ce»i< sly and cunning, &>w ^ Ahd his name is "I dbft't care, 1 ' ®i* 'you evsf thtmght dear 1*hat "1 dati't 6afe" is ft thief, faking fre'ta you time ahd order, Candor, friettds, and all save grief? tto&'t you notice the bold falsehoods That he daily tells to you, Attd tli at niakes you say "I don't care," When at heart you really do. Break the habit, children, break It; Do not Use the coinmon phrase; Smaller things than this have started Many a life In reckless ways. Guard your words, your thoughts, your actions, To yourselves be true and dare Not let the good life slip by you With a reckless "I don't care." Flow Schoonmaker Armstrong in PHtsburg Press. TWO FA I LUKES. S^."; i ,' He was not much of a man to look at as he leaned back iu the chair opposite > the city editor in the dingy little newspaper office. His rough, sandy beard 1 • showed several weeks' growth; his blue 'eyes had an uncertain, vacant expression in them that verified the story told by his breath; his clothes were shabby, and his old overcoat, even In the warmth of the office, wqs buttoned up close Under his chin In a way that suggested a dearth of other clothing. He did not look like a gentleman. Tho city editor opposite, even In :his shirt sleeves, with the ugly green shade pulled down over his eyes, had a patrician bearing that was unmistakable. They were not at work. They were waiting for the telephone to ring up the account of the hanging down at Scoop. The office was dark except for the one incandescent light that swung over the city editor's table, and the figures of the two men on either side stood out in bold relief, showing sharply the contrast between them—a contrast so decidedly in the city editor's favor. Yet there had been a time, ten years ago, when Mrs. Marvin, the social leader of the town, then a mining camp, .liad refused to allow Hetherly, the city •editor, to lavish his attentions and af- :fections upon her pretty sister and had .smiled on Sherwin. Hetherly and Sherwin were friends. They had been chums at college, where Beta®¥l? fstttrfied fry aftsth&f way. Alto awfc!le fih'grwlft gtSiiSM Id lose M(8 teftg&fcinfcs lay tinetit ott the grcaftd bends wife-while he watched thg disaptteafiag 88friag6 until-ft Was lest te sfglit oh t'h'6 farthfef stops df the hill, then h6 tfould throw-himself ddwfl with his fttte toward the 1 sky that seemed sternly higher lhaft the tops oi the pine trees and philosophise on !lfe In 'general. As the summer watted his hhiiosop'hy grew-bitter., One day he reached eut for a little cluster of the gray^blue Oregon grapes that grew close to his hand* half-bid" den under the!? rich crimson and dark-* green foliage. lie studied them for a taomeht, noting their artistic beauty, and then put them in his inouth, find* ing a keen relish in their bitterness. "They're like everything else in life," be mused. And Elsie found him cross and unreasonable as they drove back to town. He had not sympathy with her enthusiasms and he expressed his lack of it sharply and abruptly. He saw no beauty in the scarlet sumach against the gray cliff; he saw.nothlng remarkable in the chipmunks that bur* rled across the road and along the fallen trees by the way; he had no desire to get out and dig ferns when they saw them, tali and luxuriant, by tbe roadside, And the view of the town as they saw it first from the top of the long road cut out of the lime rock— the scattered little town encircled by mountains,- some In the shadow and some glorious in the fast-vanishing sunlight, stretching away till the far- off peaks were blue and hazy against the sky—he had seen it hundreds of LA§f tlifi times, so had she. What was there to rave about? Sherwin's part In tlie Sherwin, the more brilliant of the two, liad coached Hetherly all the way through, and solved his problems, translated his Greek and written his daily themes. A few years after they graduated they had met in the west unexpectedly and had renewed the friendship. For more than a year they worked together on a daily paper. It was not strange, after having learned during his college course to believe that Sherwin was all-powerful, that Hetherly should turn'to him when the course of his love affairs failed to run smooth. Sherwin was equal to the emergency. It was a comparatively simple arrangement. Mrs. Marvin fa- vorod Sherwin and Elsie, the pretty, little hazel-eyed sister, favored Hetherly. The scheme by Which Hetherly and Elsie profited everything and Sherwin nothing was first put into execution the night cf a fireman's ball, to which "READ THE MAGAZINES," took Elsie, There was little between the Sherwin in tightly b«ttone4 old overcoat and .Slop* hat »nd the Sherwin in dress who cabled for Elsje that night at Savin's, While he waited fqr her ,§at in the back par ior and talked M WviR with as much, C om- apd, ^d-fellowship as if be bad pitting to derive her, Elsie to her fluffy 'low wWte cloak, her Wgb on thj top of her " A - ' affair Mrs. Marvin never knew, but she did learn enough to know that opposition in the matter of her sister's love.affairs was useless. And early in the winter Hetherly and Elsie were married. Elsie was just 18, .and childish, frivolous and light. Most of Hetherly's friends doubted the wisdom of his course. He was young and had his way to make in the world, and Elsie, with her pretty face and irresponsible, inconsequent ways, seemed the last woman in tbe world to be the making of a man. Sherwin was not present at the wedding. He was called out of town a few days before on urgent business. So said the note which brought his congratulations and accompanied the little Dresden clock. He did not come back. Some one heard from him a few months later in Kansas City, where he was doing police reporting on a daily paper. Then his friends lost track of him. Hetherly and his wife went east, the Marvins moved away, and they, too, dropped out of the life of which they had been a part. People are not long missed in those western towns that have so little that is permanent. It was nearly ten years after that Hetherly returned and got a position on his old paper. A few mouths later Sherwin, his life wrecked by'the weakness that had always stood between him and success, drifted into town and applied for work on the old paper. No one. else would have given it to him, but Hetherly had never been in a position to refuse Sherwin anything. "You can go down and do the hanging, if you want to," he said, but Sherwin didn't want to go. His inborn refinement revolted against such a scene. So Hetherly sent a young fellow from the office to get the notes and kept Sherwin to write it up. The whole offtce was waiting. Out in the composing-room the printers were having lunch. One was working leisurely on the last little "take." Hetherly and Sherwin smoked and talked of old times—of college days and the days of the early gold excitement in the hills, when they had worked together on the paper, Hetherly talked freely of his business and financial affairs for the last ten years. He had worked for awhile on a paper in Chicago, then in New York, but be had pot been very successful, either from a business or a professional standpoint. He talked rapidly and then plied Sherwin with questions. But Sherwin was reticent. "And you never married?" Hetherly asked, and Sher-i, win shook his head. "Why didn't you?" Sherwin laughed. "Wouldn't any woman have me," he said. His lips framed themselves for a question, but the door opened and some one came in with a want "ad" and interrupted him, When the man went out Hetherly rung up the elephone savagely and asked if there was no word from Scoop yet, and when they told him "No" he sat down, anathematizing the world in general and Scoop in particular. Once again Sherwin tried to put his question and was interrupted by-the foreman with some proofs, They read them silently and when tbe last one was hung on .the book Sherwin knocked the ashes out of bis pipe a»4 asked in tbe most mat- ter-ofrfact way: "And Mrs. Hetherly? JJow }8 she?" The telephone bell juog sharply a»4 Hetherly sprung up to an* swer it. "Come here, Sherwjn," be S«il4; "it's tbe banging," He turne4 the receiver over, to Sherwin. an4 waJfce^ put into tbe An hpur }ater, wbe» ,the alone IQ tbe «jppe< was, turajng put tfte B>ora}ng papers- containing fo 9 column account pf tfte bang ing pf the {nurd.erer, 'written; J B air that fei 1«J:30. Leiis" not to ti cS'clou but to the long continued blowing of the wind from an unhealt h f u quarter, The north wind is' bracing the south wind is relaxing, bat th east Wind Is ii-ri tating and full threat. Eighteen times does the speak against the East wind, Moses describes the thin ears blasted by th< east wind. The Psalmist describes tin breaking of the ships of Tarshish by the east wind. The locusts that plagued Egypt were borne In on the east wind The gourd that sheltered Jonah was shattered by the east Wind; and in al the six thousand summers, autumns, winters, springs, of the world's existence, the worst wind that ever blew is the east wind, Now, if God would only give us a climate of perpetual nor'' wester, how genial and kind and placid and industrious Christians we would all be! But it takes almighty grace to be what we ought to be under the east wind. Under the chilling and wet wing of the east wind the most of the earth's villainies, frauds, outrages, suicides, and murders have been hatched out. 1 think if you should keep a meteorological history, of the days of the year, and put right beside it the criminal record .of the country, you would find that those were the best days for public morals which were under the north or west wind, and that those were the worst days for public morals which were under the east wind. The points of the compass have more to do with the world's morals and the church's piety than you have yet suspected. Rev. Dr. Archibald Alexander, eminent for learning and for consecration, when asked by one of his students at Princeton whether he always had full assurance of faith, replied, "Yea, except when the wind blows from the east." Dr. Francla, Dictator of Paraguay, when the wind was from the east, made oppressive enactments for the people; but when the weather changed, repented him of the cruelties, repealed the enactments, and was in good humor with all the world. Before I overtake the main thought of my subject, I want to tell Christian people they ought to be observant of climatical changes. Be on your guard when the wind blows from the east. There are certain styles of temptations that you cannot endure under certain styles of weather. When the wind blows from the east, if you are of a nervous temperament, go not among Grasperating people, try not to settle bad debts, do not try to settle old disputes, do not talk with a bigot on religion, do not go among those people who delight in saying irritating things, do not try to collect funds for a charitable Institution, do not try to answer an Insulting letter. If these things must be done, do them when the wind is from Uie north, or the south, or the west, but not when the wind is from the east. You say that men and women ought not to be so sensitive and nervous. I admit it, but I am not talking about what the world ought to be; I am talking about what the world is. While therq • are persons whose disposition does not seem to be affected by changes in the atmosphere, nine out of every ten are mightily played upon by such influences. O Christian man! under such circumstances do not write hard things against yourself, do not get worried about your fluctuating experience, You are to remember that the barometer in your soul is only answering the barometer of the weather. Instead of sitting down and being discouraged and saying; "I am not a Christian because I don't feel exhila- i-ant," get up and look out of the window and see the weather vane pointing in the wrong quarter, and then say, "Get thee behind me, Satan, thoii prince of the power of the air; got out of my house! get out of my heart, thou demon of darkness horsed on the east wind. Away!" However good and great you may be in the Christian life, your soul will never be independent of Physical condition. I feel I am uttering a most practical, useful truth here, one that may give relief to a great many Christians who are worried and despondent at times, Pr. Rush, a monarch ip medicine, after curing hundre4s pf oases of mental depression, himself fell sick and lost his religious hope, and be would not believe bis pastor when the pastor tol4 him that his spiritual depression was onjy a cpnseauenije of physical de* presslon. Andrew • Fuller, Thomas Scott, William Cowper, Tborajs ton, Psv}4 Brslner4, pbillp thon were mighty men of God, but of tbejn JlJustratlPfts pf the. fact tbftt a soul 43 not Jn4epe»4en.t pf his eminent pbysl* eja.o.gaye.ftS bis optftloo that no, ajaj} died a greatly triumphant death .... 4l»- tbe heart stick 6fo-s§ by fiflct me. 1 tfeii aofcedy, oilt 1 Im sutoir waded, m& I Wsh I eoald have the relief 6f weegiftf as f figgd to. iiy dafs at*s exceedingly darfe and distressing. In a wefd, Alttiguty 0«d Sieems to hide hlS face, and 1 intrust the secret hardly to any earthly being. 1 kfiow hot what will become of tfie% There is doubtless a good deal of bodily affliction mingled with this, but it is hot all so. 1 bless God, however, that i nevef lose sight 6f the cross, and though 1 should die wiihmtt seeing any personal interest iri the Redeemer's Merits, 1 hope that 1 shall be fdtmd at his feet. 1 will thank you fef a word at your leisure. My doof, is bolted at the time 1 am writing this, for 1 am full of tears." What was the matter with the Dean of Carlisle? Had he got to be a worse man? No. The physician said that the state of his pulse would not warrant his living a minute: Oh, if the east Wind affects the spleert, and affects the lungs, and affects the liver, it will affect your immortal soul. Appealing to God for help, brace yourself against these withering blasts and destroying Influences, lest that which the Psalmist said broke the ships of Tarshish, ship- Wreck you, But notice in my text that the Lord controls the east wind: "The Lord brought, the east wind." He brings it for especial purpose; it must sometimes blow from that quarter; the east wind is just as Important as the north wind, or the south wind, or the west wind, but not so pleasant. Trial must come. The text does not say you will escape the cutting blast. Whoever did escape it? I was in the pulpit of John Wesley, in London, a pulpit where he stood one day and said: "I have been charged with all the crimes in the catalogue except one—that of drunkenness," and a woman arose in the audience and said: "John, you were drunk last night." So John Wesley passed under the flail. I saw in a foreign journal a report of one of George Whltefleld's sermons — a sermon Breached a hundred and twenty or thirty years ago. It seemed that the •eporter stood to take the sermon, and ils chief idea was to caricature it; and these are some of the reportorial Inter- inings of the sermon of George Whitefield. After calling him by a nickname indicative of a physical defect in he eye, it goes on to say: "Here the preacher clasps his chin on the pulpit :u"hion. Here he elevates his voice. Here he lowers his voice. Holds his arms extended. Bawls aloud. Stands rembllng. Makes a frightful face, 'urns up the whites of his eyes. Clasps his hands behind him. Clasps his arms around him, and hugs himself. Roars loud. Hollas. Jumps. Cries. Changes rom crying. Hollas and jumps again." Well, my brother, it that good man vent through all that process, in your ccupation, In your profession, In your tore, in your shop, at the bar, in the ick t room, in the editorial chair, some- vhere, you will have to go' through a imilar process; you cannot escape it. When the French army went down into Egypt under Napoleon, an engineer, in digging for a fortress, came across a tablet which has been called the. Rosetta stone. There were inscriptions in three or .four languages on that Rosetta stone. Scholars studying out the alphabet of hieroglyphics from that stone were enabled to read ancient inscriptions on monuments and on tombstones. Well, many of the handwritings of *God in our life are Indecipherable hieroglyphics; we cannot understand them until we take up the Rosetta stone of divine inspiration, and the explanation all comes out, and the mysteries all vanish, and what, was before beyond our understanding now is plain In its meaning, as we read, "All things work together for good to those who love God." So we decipher the hieroglyphics. Oh, my friends! have you ever calculated what trouble did for David? It made him the sacred minstrel for all ages. What did trouble do for Joseph? Made him the keeper of the corncribs of Egypt. What did it do for Paul? Made him the great apostle to the Gentiles. What did it do for Samuel Rutherford? Made his invaljdism more illustrious than robust health. What did It do for Richard Baxter? Gave him capacity to write of "Saint's Everlasting Rest." What did it do for John Bunyan? Showed him the shining gates of the city. What has it done for you 7 Since the loss of that child your spirit has been purer, Since the loss of that property, you have found out that earthly investments are insecure, Since you lost your health, you feel as never before a rapt anticipation of eternal release. Trouble has bumbled you, has enlarged you, has multiplied your re-, sources, has equipped you, has loosened your grasp from this world and tightened your grip on the next. Oh! bless God for tbe east wind, U has driven you into the harbor of God's pathy. Nothing UKe trouble to show us that tbis world, Js an insufficient portion. Hogartb wag about 4one with life, and be wante4 to paint tbe end of all things. He put OR <canv,as a shattered bottle; § cra0ke4 belli an unstrung harp; a signboard O f a tavern calle'd "Tbe Worl4'8 Boa* 1 felling flown; a tbe horses pf Phoebus ly- dea<J IB tbe clouds; tbe ejopn. in her the wer)4 -pa fire, "One Id? Jro-iff trials. Cn> ft? 6hfis«Att friend! fresp 1 yewr s|»lHfs ufr bf the p-dwet t&ttriitti Suifmi. fid fiflt surrender*. Jfto you*, n6t Jttt&ft tnat wtiett yfltt gfae up, .others wifl gtte u|}? YM faafe cotirflle-, and «th<SfFi will have courage. The ttbtoans went into the battle, ahd by some accident there was an inclination of the standard. ¥he standard upright meant forward march; the inclination of tbe standard meant surrender, Through the negil* gence of the man who carried the standard, and the inclination of it, the army surrendered. Oh! let us keep the standdl'd up, Whether it be blown dowh by the east wind, or the north wind, or the south wind, No inclination to surrender. Forward into the conflict, There is near Bombay a tree that they call the "sorrowing tree,'.' the pe» culiarity of which, is it novel tuts forth any bloom in tbe daytime, but in the night puts out all its bloom and all its redolence. And 1 have to tell you that though Christian character ptiU forth its sweetest blossoms in the darkness of sickness, tho darkness of financial distress, the'darkness• of bereavement, tha darkners of death, "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh In the morning." Across the harsh discords of this world rolls the music of the skies—music that breaks from the lips, music that breaks from the harp and rustles from; the palms, music like falling water -over rocks, music like wandering Winds among leaves, music like carrolling birds among forests, music like' ocean billows storming the Atlantic beach: "They shall hunger no' more, neither thirst any more, neither shall the sun light on them nor any heat; for the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall lead them to living fountains of water, and God sliall wipe away all tears from their, eyrs." I see a great Christian fleet approaching that harbor. Some of the ships come in with sails rent and bulwarks knocked away, but still afloat. Nearer and nearer etsrnal anchorage. Haul away, my lads! haul away! Some of the ships had mighty tonnage, and others were shallops easily lifted of the wind and wave. Somo were men-of- war and armed of ;he thunders of Christian battle, ami others were unpretending tugs taking others through the "Narrows," and aome were coasters that never ventured out into the deep seas of Christian experience; but'they are all coming nearer the wharf—brlg- antine, galleon, line-6f-battle ship, long-boat, pinnace, war-frigate—and as they come Into the harbor I find that they are driven by the long, loud, terrific blast of the east wind. .It is through much tribulation that you ara to enter into the kingdom of God. You have blessed God for the north wind, and blessed him for the south wind, and blessed him for the west wind; can you not in the light of this subject bless him for the east wind? Nearer, • my God, to thee. Nearer to thee. E'en though it. be a cross That ratsath Hie: Still nil my song shall bo, , Nearer, my God, to thee, Nearer to thee. B6fr lives' at dherry tJfbft* William cullen Errant- lited & cldaffliefe. •- ' SSdgaf Alirn PoS lif&d at Fofdhaia. and" Lowell ftt ElfllwcSod. Hawthorne resided at f he Mafias' and The wayside, while Lbnjfeild^ lived at Cralgie ildiise. • • Bayard Taylor called his home Cedaf* cfoft. Hjalmef Hjorth named his the Moreiands. t. Apttel Wholesaler. Los Angeles, Cah, 2 cnseS, ass'd, freivht paid, $t~$8—&. Eastern fehiptnonts ray specialty. ,_ f ho fc&tik of ^(iglatiti contains silver 18- gbts which have lain iu its faults since 1090. ^ tlso's Ciire lor Consumption has beert a God-send to tne.- : -Wm. H. MtiClellau, Chesterj Florida, Sept. 1». 18115. YvCtte GUilbert was formerly ah artist's model on starvation wages. r.L~3 If, the «tti)y Is OuttlnB Tcetit, Bo sure and use that old and well-tried rernedv, Mns. WiKfltow's Ebotnixt) BVni;i> for Children Teethtuif. The Queen o£ May Is very busy just now pricing shift waists. , PITC— AllF!tssiopppitfri«t>bynr.Kllnc'sOrent Servo licatoi-yr, KoMtsHfti-r thHtiistday's use. • Marvclonscurra. Treat Iso and 82 triu I liot I It? f rep t t V it cases. Bend tuDl'. Kllnf. A mill wliistlo jit Filinoro, N. Y., blows the weather signals. / " A Cup of Parks' Tea nt night moves the bowels in the morning." About 8T>U pounds of mint aro required to produce a pound of oil of peppermint. Hall's Oltliirrll Curo Is taken internally. '•< Price, 7!>c. A'siceet sprinkling curt in Alhol, Mo., throws a stream sixty feet in width. <!OB'H Cough iciiiHui.i Is the oldest and Ijest. II, will tircnk iipuColi) qiilckCk tlmu aiijtlilng else. It Is always rellublo. Try it. putty so A red-hot iron will notion old that it can be readily removed. I Have for Hulu' and lit) housos In Des Molues. -10 rivildeneo IplH. antl also 20 farms i:i Iowa, slues Ul to 1.2IM ucros; prices ranue from 823 to flH); will sell or oxctmiiKO nnyofllia itbovo; nil of MiesobuloiiH to (iiysulf; will imyarox- ulur comiulsttlon to uny uno bi'Iiii{lnj{ inu 11 customer. 400 acres choleo I'rull. laud, rich soil, oasl 6( St. Louts In Illinois, ncur i;oott school, 610 lu $i!U per ucro; will sell or irude small tracts to suit, giving 10 years' time. Send for my printed list. L M. •Miimi, 218 West. Will Street, Has Molues, Iowa. Three crenuaories ore in operation in England—ouc in Manchester, another in ' Woking, nud tlio third iu Liverpool. The oldest family in the British Isles is the Mar family, dating back to 10'J3. ilerful, exclaimed n druggist, how the pcopU Btiuk to Hood's Sarsaparilla. They all want SarsapariBia Tli8 One True Blood Purlflor. All druggists. $l. Hood's Pills cure all Liver.Ills. 25 cents. A Good Bargain. At a temperance meeting, where .several related their experiences, a humorous Irishman who spoke, was acknowledged to be the chief speaker. He had on a pair of fine new boots, Said he: "A week after I signed the pledge I met an old friend, and he says: 'Them's a fine pair of boots you have on," 'They are,' says I, and by the same token 'twas the saloon keeper who gave them to me.' " 'That was generous of him," saya he, " 'It was, 1 says I, 'but I made a bargain with him. He was to keep his drink and I was to keep my money. My money bought me those fine boots. I got the best of the bargain, and I'm going to stick to it.' " SMOKING TOBACCO, 2 oz. for 5 Cents. CHEHOOTS-3 for 5 Cents. Give a Good, Mellow, Healthy, Pleasant Smoke. Try Them. lYOS & CO, TOBACCO WORKS, Durham, ». 0. t t »* In Perfect Peace. The Hon. John Wanamaker recently spoke to a large meeting of non- church-goers at the Kensington theater, Philadelphia. In the course of his address, he ex* tolled the religion of Christ as some* thing eminently good to live by, and as a power that would bring peace and comfort to weary hearts, He also spoke of frequently visiting the late Samuel J. Randall during his last illness, and reading to him from the Bible, At one of those visits the statesman said; "Mr, Wanamaker, I have found it there," pointing to his Bible, "and I am happy now," Gr«vrth, True, substantial growth, whether physical, intellectual or spiritual, is invariably gradual. Gradually the Ufa. spontaneous goes into the life reflective. Regeneration is immediate; conversion is gradual. As stars come out one by one, so graces come out one by one in tbe soul. First comes tbe state of sin, then the state of grape, tben the state of glory, The growth of the soul, too, is always dependent upon personal endeavor.—Rev, K. P« Tupper, Baptist, Philadelphia, Pft, told You can reach practically all the great resorts of America, by the through car lines of "America's Greatest Railroad", The New \or!c Central Wl»»t'» In a The follo\ying good etpry PqpiUar Education,; "4 cerate ypusg man, jjQj quite free from |ntQx,lcitiQ9, cam? to President Uncpln, anfl S&14: I bare, cpine to PH VQU, '8 DYE For the Whiskers, Mustache, and Eyebrows, In one preparation, EJa§y to apply at home, Colors brown or black - The Gentlemen's favorite, because satisfactory, K. P, UALL ft Co., Proprietor!!, ^Mhiw, JN, ]•}, ap in fe fats of and health corked a faith Qf Mafa it at «»Uo <i«lj fcjr Tin Charles 13, H|r«s Co., LO N 9 *" P* rfclci)l P s > v 'rt& WS.' WAim3B*.A LOCAL/AgamS

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