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i.AL80KA IOWA. WBPNESPAfri SBgCEMBER 80. 1896 SUNBAV- l*al tfie teirs in d lakes, and the blood int. rlvfcts, aftd th6 ihfiefcs Into whirl wlfrds! tinting those four « n d CarbonclM" »f SRHAfg becatfsia human disease of inost painful and ofttlffiel fatal char- actef- Is named after it, the church and the world hate never done justice to that Intense and all-suggestive pi-e- clous stone, the carbuncle. The fceart that Christ picked up to illustrate his sermon, and the jasper and the sapphire and the amethyst which the apocalyptic vision masoned into the wall of heaven have had proper recog- |, nition, but. this, in all the ages, is the first sermon on the carbuncle. This precious stone is found in the East Indies, in color is an intense scarlet, and held up between your eye and the aun it is a burning coal. The poet puts it into rhythm as he writes: Like to the burning coal whence comee its name; Among the Greeks as Anthrax known lo fame. God eels it high up in Bible crystallography. He cuts it with a divine chisel, shapes it with a precise geometry, and kindles its fire into an al- tuoct supernatural name of beauty its law of symmetry, its law of zones, its law of parallelism, something to excite the amazement of the scientist chime the cantos of the poet, and arouse the adoration of the Christian. No o but the infinite God could fashion „ carbuncle as large as your thumb nail and as If to make all ages appreciate UUs precious stone he ordered it set in the first row of the high priest's breastplate in olden time and higher up than tnc onyx and the emerald and the diamond, and in Ezekiel's prophecies concerning the splendors of the Tyrian court, the carbuncle is mentioned, the brilliancies of the walls and of the tas- seliated floors suggested by the Bible sentence, "Thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire!' But in my text it is not a solitary specimen that I hand you. as the keeper of a museum might take down from the shelf a precious stone and allow you to examine it. Nor is it the panel of a door that yoii might stand and study for its unique carvings or bronzed traceries, but there is a whole gate of it lifted before*our admiring and astounded vision, aye! two gates of it, aye! many gate_s of it: make thy gates of carbuncles." gates? Gates of the Church. t6od and Wse ineS At the Noftfc and the South saw nothing ahead but A lalioaal Annihilation. With su? debt w6 conldt aite? fflifToti? dbliga- tlohs! With such mortal afiUpatflles Northern and Southern men cotild rtev* ef come intd amity! Representatives of Louisiana and Georgia, and the Cato- Jlnas could neref agalft alt side by Side with the representatives of Maine, Massachusetts and New York at the national capital. Lord John Russsll had declared that we were "a bubble- bursting nationality," and It had come true. The nations of Europe had gathered With very resigned spirit at the funeral of our American republic. They had tolled the bells on ttarlia- ments and i-eichstags and lowered their flags at half-mast, and even the lion ott the other side of the sea had whined for the dead eagle ott this side. The deep grave had been dug, and beside Babylon, and Thebes, and Tyre, ?nd other dead nations of the past our dead republic was to be burled. The epitaph was all ready: "Here lies the American Republic. Born at Philadelphia, 4th of July, 1776. Killed at Bull Run July 21, 1861. Aged eighty-five years and seventeen days. Peace to its ashes." But before the obsequies had quite closed there was an interruption of the bere- monies, and our dead nation rose from its mortuary surroundings. God had made for it a special Resurrection Day, and cried, "Come forth, thou Republic of Washington, and John Adams, ani Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry, and John Hancock, and Daniel Webster, and S. S. Prentiss, and Henry """•«•»"»-•».»W the soul of all the people! God sav* the naWoa!" fiut we mtsrt admit that It Is a hard g4te to fruaa back. Millions of -bin hafids have pushed at it without making it swing on its hard hinges. It la a gate made out of empty flour barrels, and cold fire grates.and worn ont apparel, and cheerless homee,and iinmedtcAt- ed sickness, and ghastliness.and horror. It 16 & gate of struggle. A gate of penury. A gate of want. A gale of tils* appointment A red gate, of what Isaiah would have called & gate of carbuncles. Now, as 1 have already suggested, as there are obstacles in all our paths, We will be happier If we consent to hare our life a struggle. 1 do not know, t-ny one to whom It is not a struggle. Louis he Fourteenth thought he had everything fixed just right and fixed to --lay, and so he had the great clock at Bordeaux made. The hours of that clock vcre struck by figures in bronze representing the kings of Europe, and at' a certain lime of day William the Third NOTES ANb' coiviMfeNtS VARIOUS Fiet.es OF SollJ- Smith Ytlglt to And Gnn*t-bHtlgh tllhfc lft the A*«it t AthleM-*ftt*f Ail All ATottttd I'- one Clay. Come forth!" And she came forth, to be stronger than she-had over been. Her mightiest prosperities have come since that time. Who would want to push back this country to what it was in 1860 or 1850? But, oh! what a high gate, what a strong gate she had to push back before she could make one step in advance! Gate of flame! See Norfolk navy yard, and Columbia, and Chambersburg, and Charleston on fire! Gate of bayonets! See glittering rifles and carbines flash from the Susquehanna, and the James, to the Mis- fiissippi, and the Arkansas! Gate of heavy artillery, making the mountains of Tennessee and Kentucky and Virginia tremble as though the earth itself were struggling in its last agony. The gate was so fiery and so red that I can think of nothing more appropriate than to take the suggestion of Isaiah in the text and call it a gate of carbuncles. • of England and other kings were made to come out and bow to Louis the Fourteenth. But the clock got out of order one day and just the opposite of what was expected occurred, as the clock struck a certain hour Louis the Fourteenth was thrown to the feet of William the Third. And so the clock of destiny brings many surprises and those go down that you expected to stand, and at the foot of disaster most' regal conditions tumble. In all the styles of life there comes disappoint-* ment and struggle. God lias for some good reason arranged it so. If it is riot poverty, it is sickness. If it is "not sickness, it is persecution. If it is not persecution, it is contest with some evil appetite. If it is not some evil;appetite, it is bereavement. If if l s not one thing, it is another. Do not get "I will What Gates or anything worth possessing. Gates of successful enterprise. Gates of salvation. Gates of national achievement Isaiah, who wrote this text, wrote also all that about Christ "as the lamb to the slaughter," and spoke of Christ as saying, "I have trod the wine-press alone," and wrote, "Who is this that cometh from Edom, with raents from Bozrah?" And gar- do you || think that Isaiah in my text merely ' happened to represent the gates ae red Bates, as. carmine gates, as gates of carbuncle? No. He means that •through atonement, it struggle, through agonies we get into anything worth getting into. Heaven's gates may well be made of pearl a. bright, pellucid, cheerful crystallization, because all the struggles"are over and there is beyond those gates nothing but raptures and cantata and tri' umphal procession and everlasting holiday anil k'iss of reunion, and so the twelve gates are twelve pearls, and could be nothing else than pearls. But Christ hoisted the gates of pardon in •liis own blood, and the marks of eight fingers and two thumbs, are on each gate, and as he lifted the gate it leaned , against his forehead and took from it (a crimson impress, and all those gates , are .deeply dyed, and Isaiah was right 5Vben he spoke of those gates as gates »f carbuncle. We are not indebted to history for * -T knowledge of the greatest of na- crises. Many of us remembei This country has been for the most part of its history passing through crises, and after each crisis was better off than before it entered it, and now we are-at another crisis. We are told on one hand that if gold is kept as a standard and silver is not elevated confidence will be restored and this nation will rise triumphant from r.ll the financial misfortunes that have been afflicting us. On the other hand we are told that if the free coinage of silver is allowed, all the wheels of business will revolve, the poor man will have a better chance, and all our industries will begin to hum and roar During the last six presidential elections I have been urged tojenter the political arena, but I never" have and never will turn the pulpit in which I preach into a political stump. Every minister must do as he feels called to soured and cross and think your case is peculiar. You are just like : the rest of us. You will have to take the bitter draught whether it be handed to you in golden chalice or pewter mug. A man who has a thousand dollars'' a year income sleeps sounder and has a better appetite than the;man who'has five millionq. If our,life were uot a struggle we would never consent to get out of this, world, and we would want to stay here, and so ; block up the way of the advancing generations. ' By the time that a man gets to be seventy years of age, and sometimes by the time he gets to, be fifty years of age, be says: "I have had enough of this' and tihen the .Lord wills it I am ready' to emigrate t.p a country s where there are: no taxes, and the silver of tho trUmpet put,,to one's lips has no quarrel with thft.gold of the pavement un- |er his feet." We have in this world £fnore opportunity to cultivate patience than to cultivate any other grace. Let that grace be strengthened in the Royal Gymnasium of obstacle and opposition ; :.and by the help of God, having overcome our own hindrances and v.-or- rimeftts, let us 'go forth to help others whose struggle is greater than our own T is claimed by some of the New York sports that Solly Smith, who is soon due to set sail for Britain to represent this country against England for the - feather-weight, champioriship, is not what he ought to be by way of fighting physique. .Solly, It is said, 'Is on the toboggan slide for a lower level and he is street brawling as he slides. The coritest in which Smith is featured to attend to the honors of this country is the. match with Willie Smith, which has been on the tapis of the National Sporting Club, London, England, now for some time. Originally George Dixon was to have met the British Smith, which chance was forfeited by Dixon's manager, Solly Smith being substituted. But if Solly is acting the way they say he is, it is possible the National Club may yet cut Sim off and get still another substitute. Not long ago I was talking to Tommy White concerning Solly Smith's case, when the champion featherweight of the west remarked: "I saw Smith in one of his contests recently in the east and was greatly surprised at the way the once strapping little hitter had gone back. He was always wild, if terrific, in delivery, but now he is fast losing all his old-time vim and strength. I predict no very victorious career for him from this out unless he .mends his.ways." .! Concerning the ability of this Willie Smith of England there are two seto of tales. Some judges from this country who have seen him think he Is pansable only, while others regard him aimost as much a "phenom".as Pedlar Palmer. He is a feather-weight proper, •veighing about'120 pounds. Keene's Bohemond, with LycuS second and Demetryus third. An American horseman, W. Low, secured third money in the August Welter Handicap frith 2ebac, Sed Hat being first and BUrgonet secdnd. Tne second money in the Maiden TWo-Year-Old Plate ^vent to Richard 6rokeVs Roman Chief, the race being won by Veracity, with Carolside third. Prince George II., formerly owned by Richard Croker, took first money In the Vauxhall Selling Plate. The City of London Breeders* Foal Pjate, 1,500 sovereigns, Was Won at Kemptott Park by the Duke of Westminster's Labrador, Welbeck, second, Postlano third. Richard Croker's Albany ran Unplaced In the Clewer Plate at Windsor, 13, the race goitig to Crest* fallen. The Great Northern. Leger, of 1,000 sovereigns, was the feature of the meeting at'Stockton, Lord Durham's Drip won, Symington secdnd, Serfdom third. Vori'nont's Champion Rciinwoinnn. Mrs. Harriette Winch of Mlddlebury, Vt., Is the champion reinswoman of the country. Few men, indeed, can handle tif «** , tet ho i, eh? a* oftet- One v Cheney foi- the last 15 yearl him perfectly hohoCabie In all t transactions and financially ab% to out ahy obligations made b o *' Wholesale their flrtn TO- surfaces of the system. . PIP» 75. They are called racing tips because their patrons are so easily upset by them. No cough so bad that Dr. Kuv'« ntr Balm will not cure it. See art! • A brilliant signal light at Atlantic Ciiv is visible for 10 miles at sea. Each vear i' burns 3.SOO gallons of oil. J C'oe'g Cou-ch Balsam ts the oWmt and best. It will brr.uk up n cold dniotei tbau auything else. It Is always roll.-iblo. Try It. "So you got those scars iu the war Von bave a right to be proud of them, nir " "Not strictlj-. You see I AVPB a suhstitnte.'- ir Jnst try a 10c box of CascaretH, tlio finest aver and bowel regulator ever luade. The largest room iu tho world is in the mperiul palace at St. Petersburg;. It is Kit :eet long by 150 wide. Telegraphs were invented by Schilling iu 183d, by Mason and Morse in 183". Fighters and Guns. A short time since an obscure boxer of the name of Buff McManus of St. Paul, Minn., while engaged in a shooting fray got a ball from' his opponent's pistol in the thigh, which reminds me to remark that knights of the glove are remarkably free,'from that sort of broiling. Out of the 'many gun scrapes do, and I will not critiqi^e him fovrdo- ing what he considers his duty; but all the political harangues from 'pulpits from now until the 3d of November will not in all the United States change one vote, but will leave many ears stopped against anything that such clergymen may utter the rest of their lives. As a general rule the laymen of lurches understand poUtics better hnn fVi£\ r»1n»*D'i7 ••'• liana n«.>i *'t /«.•«__ -. / ';it, and fathers and mothers now living had better keep telling that story to their chiiaren so that instead of their osing dependent upon cold type and obliged to say, "On such a page of such ;.''#'book, you can read that," will they «,rather be able to say, "My father told -me oo!" "My mother told me so!" Men and women who vividly remember 1861 1863, and 1863, and 1864, be yours the historians, telling it, not With -pen, but wjth living tongue and e-, an4 gesture. That is the great of Memorial Decoration Day, for ca}}» .lilies pa the grave-tops sopn breathless of perfume, and i» turn tp dust like iwtp that Jlee beneath, theuv But tbeetory and selfTsa.crjflee and pa' iotMrnj told, on platforms and in to and by the roadei4e and in and In cemeteries, by that an- reelta.J will be' kept fresh in the the clergy^because. fljey (the laymen) study politics moj^ than Ihe clergy, and have better opportunity of being intelligent on those subjecte^JJut good morals, "honeaty, loyalty, Christian patriotism, and the" fen Commandments— these we must'' preach.;";' dod says distinctly in the.; 'Bible, "Tr^e' silver and tide gold a^r'e' mine," ^njl* He will settle the cpjtjtroversyj. between those two metals, ,,'if, ever this- country needed .the Divine. rescue %needs it npw. Never within my meui.exry have so many people literally "starved"tQ ('eath as in the past few months. Have you . noticed in 1 the , newspaper^ how many men and. women herp, and- there hav<? been found dead, the.'post-mortem examination stating that the cause of death was bu.n'ger? Th^e'Js.not a day that we do not hear the/'cr'ash of some great commercial establishment, and as a consequence many people are thrown out of eraplqy'mejit. Among what we considered comfortable, .homes have come privation and close calculation and economy that kills. Millions of people who say nothing about it are at this moment af their wits' «n<j, There are millions qf people 'who do npt want charjty but wantlwprk. The pry hag gone up tp th§ ears of thi "I^orrt of Sabaoth," anc? the prayer win be heard and relief will come, if we have nothing better to depend on than American politics, relief will 'never A friend 'told me the other day of a shoemaker.'fh a Russian city whos'c" bench was in the basement of a building, and GO far underground thaf'i'e could see. only the feet of those >ho went by,,on the sidewalk. Seated' en hJs bench, he often looked up and there;jwent the swift.and skipping feet of children, and then the slow and un|form step of the : aged, and then feet witjh shoes old and-worn out, 'and 'hen crijpfiled feet, and he resolved he would do /a* kindness to each one who needed it. ; So when the foot with'the old and' worn-out shoe was passing, ho wouJcJ hail it and make for it;a comfortal?'-' covering, for lie had $6 hammer ar ; the pegs, and the shoe-lasts, and, th< lapstoue, and the leather to do it And when he-.saw the invalid foot pass he would hail it and ~ go ouf and offer medicine and cratch and helpfulness And .when he saw tho aged 'foot pass he, hailed it and told the old man of heaven, where^he would'' ''be young again. When'he saw the foot of childhood pass/on the sidewalk he would go out with good advice and a laugh that seemed like an echo of the child's laugh.,, v Well, time want on, and as the shoemaker's wants.jW.ere very few, he worked but little for 'himself and most of th».,time for others, and in the long evenings, when"h> could not so well spe the feet passing on the sidewalk he'would make, shoes of all sizes and stand them on a shelf, ready for feet that* would;, .pass In the daytime. Of course, as,,.the years went on, under this proofs the shoemaker became more and"'tnore Christian, until one dav he said to himself: "t wisj} among ail thosa'teet passing up there on the -,idewalfc: 1 ! could see the feet of the dear Chf-ist passing. Oh! if I could only see H.if feet go by, I would know them, be- caijse they are scarred feet." That night the shoemaker dreamed, and in the dream be saw the glorious Christ and he said; "D Christ! I have been chronicled throughput the country one seldonv'or never hears of a pugilist offering to do anybody; not, at least, unless he is very Jpw down in the fist- fighting game. There is John L., for instance, who 'could never learn to trust himself as to which end of a shooter to point forward. Fitzsim- nions is said'to dodge by a shosv win- ,dbw if any of the weapons are pointed ?toward the street, and Jim Corbett always shutk both eyes when he pulls the trigger. Joe Choynski once found a gun in.;;Parson" Davies' hotel bureau, and waiting until the Parson had stepped .out Joe fished it up for inspection. :'He thought he would monkey some -with it, but unfortunately neglected tii remove his hand from in front of the barrel when touching the trigger. For many months Joe's friends despaired of his ever being able to Strike a telling bloAV with that fist again. It finally healed up all right. An All Around Athlete. Stephen Chase, who is to have charge of athletics at Knox College during the coming year, is a graduate of . Dartmouth, class of '96. He has won distinction among college athletes by his remarkable record in hurdles. He represented his country in the international contests a year ago and not only defeated the English contestant, but made a better record than the best professional hurdler. He is an all- round athlete, being thoroughly familiar with all amateur sports, and has ?.IRS. HARRIETTE WINCH, a fast trotter with more skill than ehe. She understands every trick of the reine, and can hold a racer with as firm a grip and sure direction as many of the big drivers of the circuit. Mrs. Winch is a native of Georgotown, Mass., and just thirty-three years ago, when she was only 17, she was married to her present husband, who vvas a trainer and driver of trotting horses by profession. Since her childhood she has been the companion and friend of good horses, but it was not until after her marriage that she became expert as a driver of horses to Bulky. Two years ago she determined to become a professional roinswoman, but she did not make her first public appearance until this spring. On July 10 Mr. Winch bought Major Wonder and : ,Gill Ciirry and presented them to his wife. Two weeks later at Sandy Hill Mrs. Winch drove Major Wonder against the track record—2:26^—made by Mrs. L. F. Crosby with Emma B., and beat it by 0:011,4. At Glenfc Falls Mrs. Winch drove the Major to a bicycle road cart a m-ile in 2:17%. She then repeated, and by excellent judgment she drove- the Major a record mile in 2:12%. 'Cycling; In the Army. Lieutenant J. A. Moss, U. S. A., has recently equipped a company of soldiers on bicycles at Fort Missoula, and a series of experiments are'to be made that will test the,: utility of the wheel for use in the service where messages are to be carried long distances. Lieutenant Moss, in conversation with a reporter, spoke as follows ^regarding the matter: "During the last four or five years the bicycle as a practical machine for military purposes has been attracting the attention-of military men both in this country and abroad. In foreign armies, howe-ver, the matter has been brought to a more practical stage than in this country. As early as 1870 the bicycle was used in the Italian army. In France, Austria, Switzerland, and other European countries, thero are now iu the armies regularly organized bicycle corps. Recently there have been Medicine isi fully as important and beneficial ni spring Medicine, and the best Fall Medicine is rhe Best-in fact the Ono True Blood Purifier, Hood's Pill <3 , cu , rc Llv erllls; «»v»uu o mib take, easy to ope to operate. 25e Via. "Big Four" and "C. & 0." Routes. Perfect Fall Climate. 2,500 Feet Elevation. Magnificent Mountain Surroundings. Most Curative Bathi Known. From Chicago. St. Louis, Peoria and all points tributary, Indianapolis, Benton Harbor, Detroit, Toledo, Sanrlnsky, Springfield, Da3'ton and intermediate points, the "Biff Four Route" have through vestibuled trains daily to Cincinnati, magnificently'equipped with Buffet Parlor Cars, Dining Cars and Wagner Sleeping'Cars. '-'.'Direct connection made in Central Union Station, Cincinnati, with the beautiful trains of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, without transfer across the city.- Write any agent'"Big Four" for full particulars, or address D. B. Martin,, General Passenger" l and Ticket Agent, or E. 0. McCormick,!Passengei- Traffic Manager " Big- Four/Route "/Oinp.innati. O. No The bestr f ruit ; section in the West. Jrouths. A failure of crops never known. Mild climate. Productive soil, Abundance of good pure water. For Maps and Circulars giving full description of tne Rtcli Mineral. Fruit and A&'ricullu- IOH w 11 ™ ™ fa i?V^J \ Vost Missouri, write to " N M. 'UKDT, Manager pf :the Missouri , Neosho. New- BUCKET SHOPS! TRADE WITH A waiting for Thee to pass on the Walk, and I have seen lame feet, "and WQunde4 feet, and aged feet, and poor feet, but in vain have I looked for Thy scarred fe&t..'• And nhi-iat °<>ixi •,«. IT.. STBPHKN CHASH. for two years general supervision Of atliletJcs &t Partinoijth. Ujader his directiow the Partmoi}^ team§ have been especially successful. Mr. Chase of,- the highest char- pbysjgue and of GTE A HV W I mm ji | I.OWWIAK4, » J? Whoever is elected to. the presi-, An4 Cbrigj; sj,i4 fleney, the wheels of government turn 9 Slowly, an4 A o» Jp yon4er while tie the' and hail ,JJf , anjj bjegs help Me, Vpi» .thought It §bil}ties, m \ s to congratuiatea .upon securing He b ?f } M hie werfc &t the at* college y,eav- JJe naw lives in the f<?ot pf § by; th»t ffi au that went My foot. 4M Vflbt taU At, "Q, d, tto smfmw#$i*wMas> llt Water Splan, foas turne4 5U -Wiw, tjje -Wtf_ >_ ',>'. . s , , ,, .-i-,' numerous experiments made in country both by officers of the regular army and by the national guard. The interest in the subject has so increased that there is no doubt that in tho course of the next few years every regiment in the regular army will have its bicycle corps. General Miles is an enthusiast on the subject, and in his last report recommended the organization of a regiment of bicycle infantry. I have just completed the organization- of a bicycle corps of ten men at the post, which will make extensive experiments during the summer. The work that has been laid out includes the rapid conveying of messages from Fort Missoula to other posts several hundred-miles distant, the rapid establishment of signal stations, route sketching, scouting, roa4 patrolling and re- ccnnoiseance, and practice rides over long distances with blankets, rifles ru- tions, and shelter tents," Notes pf the Turf. Bingen, 2:15%, would find worthy competitors in the crack 8-year'Olds Cald and Viepania should tfcey m eet, Bayard Wllkes, §;li%, fe cjeac}, H P was a pacer, $ grea>bre4, gne , ,a n d had rawa w»H la the east fq'ui- seasons, Nancy Hanks and her filly had inany visitors when the circuit obagevi were at Boston. Franklin, " MflJ»§' .„ recently, There is a 4rivep over pn the New Board of Trade in nood «th their Latest information re- . i his button witlV; a ten cent box oi V CANDY CATHARTIC, the (degl laxative and araeedconstl- i en receipt of f|y e 2- starops. Address _. BTKIII.IKQ IIKUEUV (!-„,,..., " •'",(, r-m.t Ndir York Ss*^^^^.«:/i^^^vv"fe!:^:'tiii^iSl^i^

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