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?l ' " MS MOIMMl! ALGONA IOWA, , ^PTEMBIM 0, J8S6 BJBttMOK. th* *««: "And jnda 6frt»fc* trntd Sftflftf, the Man told taittttbi* tfi t« Shall fcttt See fra***— td eftt! Plenty Of coin ifi but ghastly famine in The cattle moan* ing in the stall, Meii, wometi and children awfully White With hunger. Not the falling of one crop fof one summer, but the failing of all the crops for seven years. A nation dying for lack of that which is so common on .your table, and so little appreciated; the product of harvest field and grist mill and ovenj the price of sweat and anxiety and struggle—Bread! Jacob, the father, has the last report from the flour bin, and he finds that everything is out; and ho says to his sons, "Boys! hook up the tvagons and start for Egypt and get us something to eat." The fact was, there tvas a great corn crib in Elgypt. The people of Egypt have been largely taxed <n all ages, at the present time paying between seventy and eighty prr cent of their products to the government. No wonder in that time they liad a large corn crib, and it was full. To that crib they came from the regions around about—those who were famished—some paying for the corn In money; when the money was exhaust• e«l, paying for the corn in sheep and cattle and horses and camels; and -when they were exhausted, then selling their own bodies and their families into alavery. The morning for starting out on the crusade for bread has arrived. Jacob gets his family up very early. But before the elder sons start they say something that makes him tremble with emotion from head to foot, and Tnirst into tears. The fac.t was that those elder sons had once before been in Egypt to get corn, and they had been treated somewhat roughly, the lord of the corn-crib supplying them with corn, but saying at the close of •'the interview, "Now, you need not <come back here for any more corn unless you bring something better th'an money—even your younger brother benjamin." Ah! Benjamin—that very 'name was suggestive of all tenderness. The mother had died at the birth of that son—a spirit coming and another spirit going—and the very thought of parting with Benjamin muet have been a heart-break. The keeper of this «orn-crlb, nevertheless, says to these •elder sons, "There is no need of your •coming up here any more for corn un- 'less you can bring Benjamin, your -father's darling." Now Jacob and his family very much needed bread; but •what a struggle it would bo to give up this son. The .Orientals are very demonstrative in their grief, and I hear the outwailing of the father as these elder sons keep reiterating in his ears the announcement of the Egyptian lord, "Ye shall not see my face unless -your brother be with you." "Why <lid you tell him you had a brother?" says the old man, complaining and chiding them.' "Why, father," they •said, "he asked us all about our family, and we had no idea that he would make any such demand upon us as he has made." "No use of asking me, leeks otei- to the tftbtee oilsis guests; and he sends & jjortfon to each of Ihetft, toil sends a l&rgfcl 1 portion to Benjamin, or, a6 the Bible quaintly puts it. "feefljamlh'8 ttiess wfis five times as much as any of theirs." fie quick anrf send Word back with the swiftest camel to Canaan to old Jacob, that "Benjamin is well; all Is well; he Is faring sumptuously; the Egyptian lord did hot mean murder and death; but he meant deliverance and life when he announced to us on that day, 'Ye shall not see my face unless your brother be with you.'" Well, ffly" friends, this Wdrld is famine^struck of sin. it does not yield a single crop of solid satisfaction. It is dying, it is hunger-bitten. The fact that it does not, cannot feed a man's heart Was Well illustrated in the life of the English comedian. All the World honored him—did 'everything ednditienal. tt is not a menetaf* condition. If We come 16 the d6of of an exquisite concert we ate not stfrprtsetl '.hat we must pay a fee, for we know that fine earthly music is expensive; but all the oratorios of heaven cost nothing. Heaven pays nothing for its music, it is all free. There la nothing to be paid at that door for entrance; but the condition of getting into heaven Is our bringing our divine Benjamin along with us. £>o you notice how- often dying people call upon Jeatis? It is the usual prayer offered—the prayer offered more than all the other prayers put together— "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." One of our congregation, when asked in the closing moments of his life, "Do you know us?" said, "O, yes, i know you. God bless you. Good^by, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit;" and he WaS gone. 0, yea, in the closing momenta BASE BALL AND BOfNGfe OPW tH6 AND "farmed" td the wheelWg club, ot the inter-state league, and afterward t6 tis Quliicy club, of the -frestSfft ftesteia- tonhfc flayer* At* Initiated into the J>roNMglonai clnh*—till* for him that the world could do. He of our life we must have a dhrlst to . i j _ it _« ^ _ i^. Hr • -fr ,. — «t. '™ «,&**» 1* it * 1 *«n+in was applauded in England and applauded in the United States. He rotiscd up nations into laughter. He had no equal. And yet, although many people supposed him entirely happy, and that this world was completely satisfying his soul, he sits down and writes: I never in my life put on a new hat that it did not rain and ruin it. I never went out in a shabby coat because it was raining and thought all said the father, "I- cannot, I will not, give up Benjamin." The fact was that the old man had lost children, and •when there .has been bereavement in a household," and a child taken, it makes the other children in the house- bold more precious. So the day for de-par ture was adjourned and adjourned and adjourned. Still the horrors of the famine increased, and louder moaned the cattle, and wider open cracked the earth, and more pallid became the checks, until Jacob, in despair, cried out to his sons, "Take Benjamin and toe off," The elder sons tried to cheer up their father. They said, "We have. strong arms and a stout heart, and no harm will come to Benjamin. We'll sec that he gets back again." Fare- *vrcll!" said the young men to the father, in a tone of assumed good cheer. "P-a-r-e-w-e-l-l !" said the old man; for that word has more quavers in it when pronounced by the aged than by the young. Well, the bre,ad party, the bread embassy, drives up in front of the corncrib of EJgypt. Those corn-cribg are filled with wheat and barley and corn is the husk, for mQdern travelers in lands, both in Canaan and in , toll us there is corn there co»v who had the choice would keep Indoors, that the eun did not come out in its strength and bring with it all the butterflies of fashion whom I knew and who knew me. I never consented to accept a part I hated out of kind- neE6 to another, that I did not get hissed by the public and cut by the writer. I could not take a drive for a few minutes with Terry without being overturned and having my elbow broken, though my friend got off unharmed. I could not make a covenant with Arnold, which I thought was to make my fortune, without-making his instead, than in an incredibly short space of time—I think, thirteen months —I earned for him twenty thousand pounds, and for myself one. I am persuaded that if I were to set up as a baker, everyone in my neighborhood would leave off eating bread. ' , * * * I want to make three points. Eve;:y frank and common-sense man will acknowledge himself to be a sinner. What arc you going to do with your sins? Have them pardoned, you say. How? Through the mercy of God. What do you mean by the mercy of God? IB it the letting down of a bar for the admission of all, without respect to character? Be not deceived. I see a soul coming up to the gate of mercy and knocking at the corn-crib of heavenly supply; and a voice from within says, "Are you alone?" The sinner replies, "All alone." The voice from within says, "You shall not see my pardoning face unless your divine Brother, the Lord Jesus, be with you." 0, that is the point at which so many are discomfited. There is no mercy from God except through Jesus Christ. Coming with him, we are accepted. Coming without him, we are rejected. . Am I right in calling Jesus Benjamin? O, yes. Rachel lived only long enough to give a name to that child, and with a dying kiss she called him Benoni. Afterward Jacob changed his name, and he called him Benjamin. The meaning of the name she gave was, "Son of my Pain." The meaning of the name the father gave was, "Son of my Right Hand." And was not Christ the Son of pain? All the sorrow of Rachel in that hour when she gave her child over into the hands of strangers, was as nothing compared with the struggle of God when, he gave up his only Son. And was not Christ appropriately called "Son of the Right Hand?" Did not Stephen look into heaven" and see -him standing at the right hand of God? And does not Paul speak of him as standing at the right hand of God making intercession for us? O, Benjamin—Jesus! Son of pang! Son of victory! The deepest emotions of our souls ought to be stirred at the sound of that nomenclature. In your prayers plead his tears, his sufferings, his sorrows, and his death. If you refuse to do it, • all the corn-cribs and the palaces of heaven will be bolted and barred againet your soul, and a call upon. If Jacob's sons had gone up toward Egypt, and had gone with the very finest equipage, and had not taken Benjamin along with them, and to the question they should have been' obliged to answer, "Sir, we didn't bring him, as father ctfuld not let him go; we didn't want' to be bothered with him," a voice from within would have said, "Go away from us. You shall not have any of this supply. You shall not see my face because your brother is not with you." And if wo come up toward the door of heaven at last, though we come from all luxuriance and brilliancy of surroundings, and knock for admittance and it is round that Christ is not with us, the police of heaven will beat us back from the bread-house, saying, "Depart, I never knew you." If Jacob's sons, coming toward Egypt, had lost everything on the way; if they had expended their last shekel; if they had come up utterly exhausted to the corn-cribs of Egypt, and it had been found that Benjamin was with them, all the store-houses would have swung open before them. And so, though by fatal casualty we may be ushered into the eternal world; though we may be weak and exhausted by protracted sickness—if, in that last moment, we can only just stagger and faint and fall into the gate of heaven—it seems that all the corn cribs of heaven will open for our need and all the palaces will open for our reception; and the Lord of that place, seated at his table, and all the angels of God seated at their table, and the martyrs seated at their table, and all our glorified kindred seated at our table, the King shall pass a portion from his table to ours, and then, while we think of the fact that it was Jesus who started us on the road, and Jesus who kept us on the way,, and Jesus who at last gained admittance for our soul, we shall be glad if he has seen of the travail of his soul and been satisfied, and not be at all jealous if it be found that our divine Benjamin's mess is five times larger than all the rest. Hail! anointed of the Lord. Thou art worthy. My friends, you see it is either Christ or famine. If there were two banquets spread, and to one of them only, .you might go, you might stand and think for a good while as to which invitation you had better accept; but here is feasting or starvation. If there were two mansions offered, and you might have only one, you might think for a long while, saying, "Perhaps I had better accept this gift, and perhaps I had better accept that gift;" but here it is a choice between palaces of light and hovels of despair. If it might say, "I prefer the 'Creation,'" or, "I prefer the 'Messiah;'" but here it is a choice between eternal harmony and everlasting discord. O, will you live or die? Will you sail into the harbor or drive on the rocks? Will you start for the Egyptian corn-crib, or will you perieh 1 amid the empty barns of the Canaanitish famine? Coltagft Haslhfc—Chlcnfco'i Or oat ttlil- If PlaJ-**—Noi6* ot the JUVENILE ball- la i> f 8 y the other members of the team and they have Just loo Wendell Holmoi. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes unlimited fun with great number of the young play* ers who break into league come with the idea that the older fellows necessarily know a great deal more about the game than they do, and they are only too willing to do anything that may be told them. The result is that the old-timers make monkeye of them. Most of the tricks played are in the line of training. The youngster naturally wants to know what to do to get into good condition, and thero is where the veteran gets his chance to jump on the poor novice and break his ribs. When Jlggs Parrott joined the Chicago team he was told that he was too slow and that he must increase his running powers. How was he to do this? Why, easily enough. Just put on seven heavy sweaters and run ten times around the park iu the hot sun without stopping. And Jiggs did It, and he couldn't walk nor talk for three days after. Again, they told him that he must take a shower bath after practice—good advice in itself but detrimental in this cass, because they stole his clothes while he was bathing and he had to go home in a pair of brown overalls and a blanket, loaned him by the groundkeeper. Good One on Koatal. I see the latest victim of this sort of hazing was Kostal, the Chicago boy who got a job with Louisville. On the train to Louisville he was approached by Fraser and Miller, who told him that the way big league pitchers kept their arms in order was to suspend them at night in a strap, which hung from the roofs of their berths. Of course, they had previously fixed up a strap, like a street-car holder, in Kostal's berth, and he took it for gospel truth. When he retired he stuck his arm through that strap and hung that way all night. He couldn't bend the arm the next day..,, The boys. used to get young pitchers out on the grounds, drive a nail in the fence, make them stand off the regular distance and practice on that nail. That wasn't so bad, though, for it tended to give better control of the ball. The best and easiest way to have fun with a young player, however, is in the line of diet— what he must and must not eat. I remember once that some young recruits got thoroughly drilled on the diet question. They ate nothing for breakfast but oatmeal mush, which they knew would not niake the stomach too heavy, with red-pepper sauce poured on it to brighten the batting eye, while they drank coffee with salt in it, guaranteed to harden the muscles and add to the endurance. Pete Browning used to order the most absurd and hideous compounds and would tell the youngsters that it was to help on his batting. The juveniles would accept whatever Pete said and would order the same stuff until ' old Pete's ingenuity was exhausted devising new cruelties for them. He would order pancakes with onion dressing and sugar on top, and tripe with maple syrup and all such things, and the poor lads who hoped some day to bat as Pete did would never tumble. tion, finishing the season w'itfi th& Sh Louis team. He took part With the latter in fifteen championship gamfcs. He did some remarkably clever pitching during the season of '1895, the inost noteworthy beiMg in his first game after joining the Wheeling club. On May 8, 1895, at Wheeling w. Va., he prevented the Canton team from making more than two scattering singles, and struck out sixteen of them, nine in succession, the wheelings winning by 7 to o» on May 2!,. same year, at Fthdlay, O.y h.6 held the f indlaya down to four safe hits, the Wheelings winning by 8 to 1« Later in that season he took part in ft fifteen inning game between the Qtilhcy arid Peoria teams, in which the former Won by 7 to 4, he al* lowing the losers nine safe hits and striking out nine of them. He is five feet ten inches in height, ahd weighs about 190 pounds. Chicago'* Great Utility Atnn. The Chiago ball club has had few more valuable players on its roster during the long period of its existence than George A. Decker, the now widely known utility man of the team, who has done more than his share toward giving the team its present good position in the league race. Despite the fact that Decker does not play the left garden so well as some of the men the colts have had out there, he Is one of the most popular men on the team with the crowds and can get them to root better than any other player. He Wh&tisa lake? A hole in thsi kettle. What rulef waits on his people* King of Settia. When le a girl not a girl? Is a little sulky. Why Is the lettei? e like death?' !u. it the efid of life. IHs Why Is a hen immortal? Becaus. 1 her son never sets. SB 1 Why IS a- cat's tail like the earth? I tt is fur to the end. 7 ' is impossible without pure, Healthy blood, hirl- fled and vitalised blood result from taking Sarsaparilla The best — in fact 110 One True Blood PurlOcr. of Massachusetts received many social courtesies from lawyers when in England. He was the guest of Lord Chief Justice Russell at a dinner party, and the London Law Journal, in commenting of that fact, said: "The son of the genial voice from the throne shall stun you 'Autocrat' is among the best equipped with the announcement, "You shall J aw y<*rs on either side of the Atlantic. wjtb our Indian ! ' the journey is' ended. The of tl*e corn-NUilb, wjio" is also the $»rjga,e Minister, cpmes down to these -se*'|y*fln1ved travelers, and says, with. J»e {Of day, Jiow }B your the . are Jn,trp4u,ee4 the place, TJiey are worn and way; ftn.a with a tofln of tOW«J i» t&e, not see my face except your brother be with you." * * * , The world after that was a blank ;to me, I went into the country, but found no peace in solitude. I tried to get into society, but I found no peace in society. There has been a horror bans- ins over me by night and by day, ami I am afraid to be alone. How many unutterable troubles among you! No human ear has ever heard that sorrow. 0, troubled spul, I want to tell you "that there is one s£»jva that can cure the wounds of the heart, an4 that is the falve ma4e out of the tears of a sympathetic Jesu^, Apfl yet some pf you wiU not t»kg this and you try chloral, and you and. you try strong y«?u try change of you try new bigness try His book on 'The Common Law,' which he wrote several years ago, is one of the most erudite legal works ever published and has enjoyed a large circulation in England as well as in America. The judges of different countries might advantageously have a greater knowledge of one another, and the growing intimacy of English and American lawyers is a welcojne sign of the times,"—New York Tribune, The Tlia Smallest Ulan. smallest man ixi the world fcnown to be living today lives near ba, Swroner county, Ka§. ft}s name }a William Piter, He is 38 years pjd, lees than three feet high and weighs only 48 pounds, Mentally be is' us per fect as ordinary his age. Re, Another Case of 1'BlTer. James H, McDougall, who was a few weeks ago released by the St. Louis 3lub, of the national league and American association, gave promise of becoming quite a clever pitcher when his , lives wjth his w}4owe4 mother, and AY0108 **; ftp aa passible the public,-* some The ;;4^K '& ;T : !^i^!*T7'"^'T t '' / •' -"'- •-' ?vj/.r^*!r>wS'Tww?F*$>»>^w ^ywfe •"„ ".<'., ? ?' lr JT'he acacia-has fni'ft- innV? Hm= :KOQ»-, Qt tbe western asapoifttSoji, during the l&tter part sf 18H. He was'born $ «i»-'|,plp8y& iffiftS'* .$$!&* GEORGE A. DECKER, makes mistakes because he is playing out of his position, but they are all forgiven and soon forgotten by the baseball cranks. But If he stays in the position, as is probable he will, he will make a great player there. Decker was born in York, Pa., on June 1, 1869, and learned to play ball while attending the Northwestern normal school at Geneseo, 111. He had a varied career as an amateur and made his first appearance as a professional in Los Angeles, Gal., where he acted ae captain and manager of the local team in 1888. The following year he went with the team that represented Aspen, Colo., in a minor league in that state and led his team as well as the league In batting and fielding. In 1890 he Avas connected with the Dubuques and was sev-* enth in the batting list at the end of the season. That was in the Illinois and Iowa league and he was third among the fielders. He began the season of 1892 with the Joliets and finished with them, being then transferred to the Chicago,team of the major organization. He was tried at both second base and in the outfield and A.n- son soon realized he had a jewel ->f a utility man. He has been with the.Chi- cagos ever since. In 1893 he took part in eighty-one championship games, fifty-four of them'being at first'base,- which is really the position he can play better than all others. In, 1894 he played in eighty-four regular games, the greatest number in which lie toolt part since ho joined tho club. He will have played in more games than that, however, before the present season is over. He is batting, hard this season and Is really one of the most valnabU of the colts; Like a majority of. hit club mates, Decker is married. Notes from the Diamond, McGann, who was with Louisville last season, has been engaged to play second for Boston. Teddy O'Connell, the Chicago boy who went to Columbus, Ga,,. to play second base, is back and is playing with a local club. Teddy says that most of the Columbus players are now walking home. WiU Geprge Kooke never quit the game? He JB now on Louis Stern- heJm's NortU Chicago team and sti}l has that habit of killing the leather.-^ Chicago News, Lange has recovered from his lameness. 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