The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 4, 1897 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 4, 1897
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tfJPPJ3K ALGONA, JOt*A, AUGtlST 4*-.t89T.. 8EBMON, "A dARt-ROPE tNIOVJIlTY" SUNDAY'S ftota the Following hlbie T,«$t: i*fiiah Cfiiipter 5, Verne 18: ''Woo Unto Thorn That Sin As It Wore %Tlth a Cart-Rope. 1 '—Vigilance Advised. HBREJ are some-iniquities that only nibble at the heart After a lifetime of their work, the man still stands upright respected, and honored. These ver- m 1 n have not strength enough to gnaw through a m a n's c h a r a c- ' ler. But there are other transgressions that lift themselves up to gigantic proportions, and seize hold of a man and bind him with thongs forever. There are some iniquities that have such great emphasis of evil that he who commits them may be said to sin as with a cart- rope. I suppose you know how they make a great rope. Tho stuff out of which it is fashioned is nothing but tow which you pull apart without any exertion of your fingers. This is spun into threads, any of which you could easily snap, but a great many of theso threads are interwound—then you have a rope strong enough to bind an ox, or hold a ship in a tempest. I speak to you of the sin of gambling. A cart- rope in strength is that sin, and yet I wish more especially to draw your attention to the small threads of influence out of which that mighty iniquity Is twisted. This crime is on the advance, so that it is well not only that fathers, and brothers, and sons, be interested in such a discussion, but that wives, and mothers, and sisters, and daughters look out lest their present home be sacrificed, or their intended home be blasted. No man, no woman, can stand aloof from such a subject as this and say: "It has no practical bearing upon my life;" for there may be in a short time in your history an experience in which you will find that the discussion involved three worlds—earth, heaven, hell. There are gambling establishments by the thousands. There are about five thousand five hundred professional gamblers. Out of all the gambling establishments, how many of them do you suppose profess to be honest? Ten. These ten professing to be honest because they are merely the ante-chamber to those that are acknowledged fraudulent. There are first- class establishments. You step a little way out of Broadway, New York. You go up the marble stairs. You ring the bell. The liveried servant introduces you. The walls are lavender tinted. The mantels are of Vermont marble. The pictures are "Jephthah's Daughter," and Dore's "'Dante's and Virgil's Frozen Region of Hell," a most appropriate selection, this last, for the place. There Is the roulette table, the finest, costliest, most exquisite piece of furniture in the United States. There is the banqueting room where, free of charge to the guests, you may find tho plate, and viands, and wines, and cU gars, sumptuous beyond parallel. Then lyou come to the second-class gambling establishment. To it you are introduced by a card through some "roper in." Having entered, you must either 'gamble or fight. Sanded cards, dice •loaded with quicksilver, poor drinks mixed with more poor drinks, will soon help you to get rid of all your money to a tune in short metre with staccato passages. You wanted to see. You saw. The low villains of that place watch you as you come in. Does not the panther, squat in the grass, know a calf when he sees it? Wrangle not for your rights in that place, or your body will be thrown bloody into the street, or dead into the river. You go along a little further and find the policy establishment. In that place you bet on numbers. Betting on two numbers is called a "saddle;" betting . qn three numbers is called a "gig;" betting on four numbers is called a "horse;" and there are thousands of our young men leaping into that "saddle," and mounting that "gig," and behind that "horse" riding to perdition. There is always one kind of sign on the door—"Exchange; "a most appropriate title for the door, for there, in that room, a man exchanges health, peace, and heaven for loss of health, loss of home, loss of family, loss of immortal soul. Exchange sure enough and infinite enough. Now you acknowledge that is a cart- rope of evil, but you want to know •what are the small threads out of which It is made. There is, in many, a disposition to hazard. They feel a delight in walking near a precipice because of the sense of danger. There are people who go upon Jungfrau, not for the largeness of the prospect, but for the feeling that they have of thinking "What would happen if I should fall off?" There are persons who have their blood filliped and accelerated by skat- jng very near an air hole. There are men who find a positive delight in driv- Jng within two inches of the edge of a bridge. It is this disposition to hazard that finds development in gaining practices. Here are five hundred dollars. I may stake them. I* J stake them I may lose them; but,I may win five thousand dollars. Whichever way it turns I have the excitement. Shuffle the cards. L<ost! Heart thumps. Head t1 , t ;&ipzy. At it again—just to gratify this for hazard'. • there are qthei's who go into sin through sfteer, desire for gain, is especially ,§o .with professional gamblers. They Always keep cool. They " ' tj enough to unbalance their They do not see tbe dice so as they see the 'dollar beyond the ' dice, and for that they watch, as t,he ' epifler }p $$ web, looking as if. dead until the fly passes, thousands o: young men in the hope of gain go into these practices. They say: "Well, my salary is not enough to allow this luxury. 1 don't get enough from my store office, or shop. I ought to have finer apartments. I ought to have better wines. I ought to have more richly flavored cigars. I ought to be able to entertain my friends more expensively I won't stand this any longer. I can with one brilliant stroke make a fortune. Now, here goes, principle or no principle, heaven or hell. Who cares? When a young man makes up his mind to live beyond his income, Satan has bought him out and out, and it is only a question of time when the goods are to be delivered. The thing is done. You may plant in 'the way all the batteries of truth and righteousness, that man is bound to go on. When a man makes one thousand dollars a year and spends one thousand two hundred dollars; when a young man makes one thousand five hundred dollars, and spends one thousand seven hundred dollars, all the harpies of darkness cry out: "Ha! ha!" we have him," and they have. How to get the extra five hundred dollars or the extra two thousand dollars is the question. He says: "Here is my friend who started out the other day with but little money, and in one night, so great was his luck, he rolled up hundreds and thousands of dollars. If he got it, why not I? It is such dull work, this adding up of long lines of figures in the counting-house; this pulling down of a hundred yards of goods and selling a remnant; this always waiting upon somebody else, when I could put one hundred dollars on the ace and pick up a thousand." Many years ago for sermonlc purposes and in company with the chief of police of New York I visited one of the most brilliant gambling houses in that city. It was night and as we came up in front all seemed dark. The blinds were down; the door was guarded; but after a whispering of the officer with the guard at the door, we were admitted into the hall, and thence into the parlors, around one table, finding eight or ten men in mid-life, well- dressed—all the work going on in silence, save the noise of the rattling "chips" on the gaming-table in one parlor, and the revolving ball of the roulette table in the other parlor. Some of these men, we were told, had served terms in prison; some were ship-wrecked bankers and brokers and money-dealers, and some were going their first rounds of vice—but all intent upon the table, as large or small fortunes moved up and down before them. Oh, there was something awfully solemn in the silence—the intense gaze, the suppressed emotions of the players. No one looked up. They all had money in the rapids, and I have no doubt some saw, as they sat there, horses and carriages, and houses and lands, and home and family rushing down into the vortex. A man's life would not have been worth a farthing in that presence had he not been accompanied by the police, if he had been supposed to be on a Christian errand of observation. Some of these men went by private key, some went by careful introduction, some were taken in by the patrons of the establishment. The officer of the law told me: "None get in here except by police mandate, or by some letter of a patron." While we were there a young man came in, put his money down on the roulette-table, and lost; put more money down on the roulette- table ,and lost; put more money down on the roulette-table, and lost; then feeling in his pockets for more money, finding none, in severe silence he turned his back upon the scene and passed out. While we stood there men lost their property and lost their souls. Oh, the merciless place! Not once in all the history of that gaming-house has there been one word of sympathy uttered for the losers at the game. Sir Horace Walpole said that a man dropped dead in one of the clubhouses of London; his body was carried into the clubhouse, and the members of the club began immediately to bet as to whether he were dead or alive, and when it was proposed to test the matter by bleeding him, it was only hindered by the suggestion that it would be unfair to some of the players! In :hese gaming -houses of our cities, men nave their property wrung away from them, and then they go out, some of them to drown their grief in strong drink, some to ply the counterfeiter's pen, and so restore their fortunes, some resort to the suicide's revolver, but all going down, and that work proceeds day by day, and night by night. "That cart-rope," says some young man, "has never been wound around my soul." But have not some threads of that cart-rope been twisted? I arraign before God the gift enterprises of our cities, which have a tendency to make this a nation of gamblers. Whatever you get, young man, in such a place as that, without giving a proper equivalent, is a robbery of your own soul, and a robbery 01' the community. Yet, how we are appalled to see men who have failed in other enterprises go into gift concerts, where the chief attraction is not music, but the prizes distributed among the audience; or to sell books where the chief attraction is not the :»ook, but the package that goes with' ;he book. Tobacco dealers advertise that on a certain day they will put money into their papers, so that the purchaser of this tobacco in Cincinnati or New York may unexpectedly come upon a magnificent gratuity. Boys hawking through the cars packages containing nobody knows what, until you open them and find they contain nothing. Okhrlstian men with pictures on their wall gotten in,.a lottery, and. he brain of community taxed to flnd out some new way of getting things without paying for them. Oh, young men, these are th« threads that make the cart rope, and when a young consents to these practices, he is being bound hand and foot by a habit which has already destroyed "a great multitude that no man can number." Sometimes these gift enterprises are carried on in the name of charity; and some of you remember at the jjiojse. of our Civil War how many gift enterprises were on foot, the proceeds to go to the orphans and widows- of the soldiers and sailors. What did these men who had charge of those gift enterprises care fof the orphans and widows? Why, they would have allowed them to freeze to death upon their steps. I have no faith in a charity, which, for the sake of'telievihg present suffering, opens a gaping ; jaw that has swallowed down so much of the virtue and good principle of th6 community. Young man, have nothing to do with these things. They only sharpen your appetitie for games of chance. Do one of two things; be honest or die. ; I have accomplished my object if I put you on the look-out. It is a great deal easier to fall than it is to get up again. The trouble is that when men begin to go astray from the path of duty, they are apt to say: "There's no use of trying to get back. I've sacrificed my respectability, I can't return;" and they go on until they are utterly destroyed. I tell you, my friends, that God this moment, by his Holy Spirit, can change your entire nature, so that you will be'a different man in a minute. Your great want—what is it? More salary? Higher social position? No; no. I will tell you the great want of every man, if he has not already obtained it. It is the grace of Gbd. Are there any who have fallen victims to the sin that I have been reprehending? You are in a prison. You rush against the wall of this prison, and try to get out, and you fail; and you turn around and dash against the other wall until there is blood on the grates, and blood on your soul, You will never get out in this way. There is only one way of getting out. There is a key that can unlock that prison- house. It is the key of the house of David. It is the key that Christ wears at his girdle. If you will allow him to put that key to the lock, the bolt will shoot back, and the door will swing open, and you will be a free man in Christ Jesus. Oh, prodigal, what a business this is for you, feeding swine, when your father stands in the front door, straining his eyesight to catch the first glimpse of your return; and the calf is as fat as it will be, and the harps of heaven are all strung, and the feet tree. There are converted gamblers in heaven. The light of eternity flashed upon the green baize of their billiard-saloon. In the laver of God's forgiveness they washed off all their sin. They quit, trying for earthly stakes. They tried for heaven and won it. There stretches a hand from heaven toward the head of the worst offender. It is a hand, not clenched as if to smite, but outspread as if to drop a benediction. Other seas have a shore and may be fathomed, but the sea of God's love—eternity —has no plummet to strike the bottom, . and immensity no iron-bound shore to confine it. Its tides are lifted by the heart of infinite compassion. Its waves are the hosannahs of the redeemed. The argosies that sail on it drop anchor at last amid the thundering salvo of eternal victory. But alas for that man who sits down to the final game of life and puts his immortal soul on the ace, while angels of God keep the tally-board; and after kings and queens, and knaves, and spades are "shuffled" and "cut," and the game is ended, hovering and impending worlds discover that he has lost it, the faro-bank of eternal darkness clutching down into its wallet all the blood-stained wagers. Mother's Dying Words. (By J. P. O'Haver, Harrodsburg, Ind.) During a round of pastoral visits, I called at a country residence, and be- 'ore I left read a passage from the Bible and had prayer. Contrary to my custom, I concluded to read the first passage at which my Bible opened, which was the 103d Psalm. As scon as I began to read the lady of the louse began to weep, and continued to do so throughout the reading and prayer. Upon rising from our knees, she nirst into tears, and told me the first \vcrds of that psalm were the last words of her mother on earth, and that she died in that very room, and she sobbed as if her heart would break. I earned she ha:d not been to church for many years, but I notice she has been •egular in attendance since. Who will say that a mother's saintly ife is soon lost, or that the Spirit does .iot lead His servants? A ISrotlier'g Love. Little Jennie disobeyed her mother one day, and she made her leave her jlay and go and sit for an hour in the corner. Her little brother was very fond of us sister, and he was so sorry for her :hat he asked his mother to let him sit i'. Jennie's placa and let her go and play. Their mother allowed him to do so. After a little he said: "Mamma, am I no-t like Jesus?" "Why?" said she. "Because I am suffering in Jennie's place." "Yes," said mamma, "and you do it .iccause you love her, don't you?' 1 Jesus suffered once and for all, for us. But we arc always like him when we suffer or deny ourselves for others. Nothing makes us so much like Jems as to forget ourselves and live to make somebody else happy. fARM AND GAKDEN, Some men forget tlieir sins so easily that they are often amazed aad hurt .MAtTERS OF INTEREST TO AGRICULTURISTS. Sotho Up-to-Dat* Hints About Cultivation of the Soil and Yields Thereof— Horticulture, Viticulture and Floriculture* Cabbage. ABBAGfc, next to potatoes, i3 the most profitable c r °P the farmer can raise, writes C. Glover in Journal of Agriculture. They are good for the tahle, excellent food for fowls anil cattle, and for several years past have been in greater demand in the Country markets than almost any other vegetable. Of the three varieties the early, the medium and the late, I have been more successful with the latter, and found them more profitable and a surer crop than the other varieties. In consequence of their late growth and maturity they are less liable to be destroyed by the insect pests, and they keep through winter decidedly better than the early or medium sorts. If it is desirable to raise enough simply for family use, select a spot of good rich soil, throw on sufficient trash to burn the surface enough to kill the weeds and grass. Dig or spade it up three or four inches deep; pulverize by raking, bow the seeds after mixing them with dry ashes. Rake them into the soil 'both ways. A dessert spoonful of seed is sufficient to produce plants enough for any ordinary family; but if it is desirable to raise them on a larger scale for market, the best soil on the farm should be chossn, and if not rich enough, use well-rotted barnyard manure and make it so. The land should be well prepared and marked off three feet both ways. And where the marks intersect make a fiat hill of fine soil, on which drop eight or ten seeds and cover very lightly with fine soil. Should more plants appear than is necessary, thin to one plant. This method is seldom adopted by farmers, but it saves labor by dispensing with making beds and transplanting. I have tried four varieties of late cabbage—the Flat Dutch, the Drumhead, the Mammoth and the Marblehcad, which I prefer to all others, as the heads are more firm and solid. But for planting as above suggested more seed is necessary. About eight ounces is sufficient to plant an acre. As soon as the plants appeal- above the surface, so as to be plainly seen, skim lightly with .the hoe. When they become more stocky run the cultivator between the rows and follow with the hoe, drawing the soil to the plant. If cultivated in this manner they generally head well; but under the most favorable circumstances some plants are slow in heading. In such cases I have used fine table salt, by sprinkling it in the heads it will sift down between the leaves and the dews and rains will dissolve it. I have never seen a plant fail to head after thus being treated. The insect enemies are of four kinds. The first to commence their ravages is the flea that sucks the juice as soon as the plants appear above the ground. A mixture of equal parts of soot and lime will drive them away. The black cut-worm gets in his deadly work as soon as the stem of the plant is as large as a small quill, by gnawing it off at the surface of the ground. Many of them may be caught and destroyed by placing small blocks or ends of boards near the plants, under which they will burrow to protect themselves from the rays of the sun. By lifting the blocks they may be destroyed. It frequently occurs in dry weather that the crop is attacked by what we farmers call the Cabbage Louse, but is known to scientific writers by the name Apidae. I have often seen the outside leaves literally covered with them. Plenty of soot and lime, in equal parts, as above recommended, for fleas, is an excellent remedy. But the most serious obstacle to the growth of cabbage is the fly, which lays its eggs under and between the leaves, and after hatching develops into a worm and eats its way to the centre of the head. I have experimented with various remedies to check them, and the most effectual is to make a strong brine, as much would be necessary, and add to every gallon of brine one-fourth pound of home-made soap. Heat the mixture until the soap is dissolved; let it cool and it is ready for use. A common sprinkler answers a very good purpose for making the application. If the above mixture is supplemented by dusting the plants with equal parts of pyrethum powder and flour it will add to its effectiveness. Bear in mind the mixture should be applied two or three times. A Now Moth Invasion. A new and disastrous insect pest has made its appearance in Massachusetts and is causing a sensation in the state. It is of a caterpillar species, and is a voracious feeder on the foliage of trees, preferably fruit trees. The following statement has been issued by Prof. C. R. Fernald, entomologist to the Hatch experiment station at the Massachusetts Agricultural College: "It is my unpleasant duty to call attention to the presence of an injurious insect pest, which is committing great injury to the fruit trees in Cambridge and Somerville, and which has been mistaken for the Gypsy inoth by the citizens in 'that locality, I have carefully examined the caterpillars of this insect, sent to me by my assistants on the Gypsy moth work, and find them to be a common European species, Known in England by the name of the Brown- tail moth (euprpctis chryaorrhoea), which is widely distributed in the old world, aad which, is very injurious to frujt ami foreign trees. I have belor^me 9? the Jaw enacted in Belgium, many yeara ago, requiring the la*d owners to clear this insect from the trees and giving the best methods of accomplishing this work. Similar laws were enacted in France and other European countries at a mtinh earlie* date. The insect is now in the caterpillar state and its destructive capabilities are abundantly shown by the defoliated pear trees along Somerville avenue and adjacent streets. The adult raoth ia white, with a dense reddish brown tuft of hair near the end of the body, and the wings expand about one inch and a half. These moths fly chiefly in the night and lay their eggs in July in clusters of about 200 or 30,0 on the under side of the leaves. In a short time the eggs hatch • and the young caterpillars spin compact webs at the tips of the branches. Within these webs the caterpillars spend the winter, emerging early in May, when they commence to feed voraciously on the foliage. The caterpillars are quite hairy, dark brown, with a row of white spots along each side. I do not know how this insect came to this country, but as there are nurseries and greenhouses in the immediate vicinity of the infested area, where foreign plants have been handled to a considerable extent, it is quite possible that the pest may have been imported on some of this stock. I would advise the owners of infested trees to spray them with Paris green in water in proportion of one pound to 150 gallons, or, what will be more effective, with arsenate of lead, in the proportion of flve pounds to 100. The Massachusetts Gypsy moth 'committee held a meeting to consider the best way of dealing with the enw enemy, but not much can be done now because all the funds of the committee were appropriated exclusively toK fighting the gypsy moth. Possibly an effort will be made to get a special appropriation in order to attack the invaders at the earliest possible moment, but on account of the lateness of the session, if for no other reason, the task of putting a bill through is acknowledged to be difficult. Keeping Up Calves. The practice of keeping calves housed the first summer of their lives is becoming more and more general each year among progressive dairymen and beef raisers. Those who are endeavoring to find profit in either of those branches of stock raising are finding out that protection from heat, flies, and dried pasture is about the cheapest and most effective plan to adopt. No doubt one principal reason why more calves are not housed, says Farmers' Advocate, is that it would involve a certain amount of regular labor in the shape of "chores" which so many object to in the summrr season; but unless we take a lively, practical, and self-sacrificing interest in our business in these ti'nes we cannot hppe to reach the goal of greater profits in our business. The wide-awake and enterprising competitors who do things because they should be done and not draw the line at a point where an undertaking adds to or takes from s. little of present personal comfort, are the ones that weai- the hopeful expression today and declare that the times are mending. There is no question in the minds of those who have tried both plans but that indoor summering has great advantages over pasturing after the third week in June. So far as turning the calves out a few weeks on the fresh pasture before the heat and flies become harmful is 'concerned, there can be no great disadvantage, provided the calves are not leas than six or seven weeks old and tho pasture is abundant and of good quality. Perfect liberty at this time, along with fresh grass or clover, skim milk, and a lick of oat chop, oil cake, or the like, will start the youngsters in the way to be profitable feed consumers. So long as these favorable conditions exist in the pasture lot there Is no advantage in making changes, but when the time comes that a cool, dark stable and mown clover or oats and tares would give the calves greater comfort, just at that time should such conditions be administered. This is more particularly applicable to calves that are to become beefers, because we want to sell for money some time in the future every pound of gain our feed has made and not allow any of it to be lost after being once beneath (he skin. With dairy calves rapid development, when of a muscular character, is very important. A stunted animai is always much less profitable than it would have been had its growth beau continuous, because its digestion will be stronger and It will become a larger, better-looking beast, with greater capacity for service. Pingree Farms.—The Pingree farms, which have been provided for the poor of Denver for the season of 1897, were open to tillers on arbor day! More than fifty families have taken up land to farm for a living during the summer months. An abundance of land has been placed at the disposal of the poor. The plowing, and all work necessary to place the land in condition to be cultivated, is being done by the county, and the organized charities 01 the city have contributed the seeds for vegetables, which will be distributed among those who take up land to farm. The Pingree plan has been a success, and those engaging in it have felt well repaid for their efforts.—13x. Bean Weevil.—There is no way to prevent the bean weevil from depositing its eggs in the young beans. What can be done to lessen the evils is the destroy the larvae in the beans after harvesting, and thus prevent any great increase of the insects. Those making a business of raising beans are careful to destroy the larvae or grubs, and this is done by placing the beans in tight casks or compartments and there evaporating, or volatilizing, carbon bisul- phide; another method is to subject the beaas for an hour to a temperature of 145 degrees—this can be done witho>ut Impairing th,e vitality o| t& GRAINS OF TRUTH. A dancing Christian is never shod with the preparation of the gospel ot peace. The superintendent of every Sabbath school should either look happy or die in the attempt. The armor of God covers only that part of the body exposed when we are facing the enemy. Shrinkage in spiritual life is not growth, and yet there are people who seem to think so. The man who has true faith will sooner or later have as good a chance to prove it as Daniel had. The life of the Christian who does not love his Bible is never marked by close lesemblance to Christ. It Was Incredible. First detective—What account does the prisoner give of his movements? Wocond detective—A most improbable account. Ho says ho lived in a Raines hotel for a week. Going Through tlie Legislative Form. Grocer (suggestively)—You haven't paid that bill of mine yot. liBgislntor (pensively)—No, it has only just passed its second reading. Good Advice. Clarence— Ah, dootnh, me mind is oh- blank, don't you know. Ah, what shall I eh—do? Doctor—Fill it out. Five dollars, ploase. Arouse to Action A dormant liver, or you will suffer all tha tortures incident to a prolonged bilious attack. Constipation, headaches, dvspopsia furred tongue, sour broath, paia ia the right side, will admonish you of negloct. 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