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Algona, Iowa
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THE UPJPJSM DES MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, HEFTgMggR 1< 1897. TALMAttE'S 8EJRMON* A STORM AT DAY'S SEA LAST SUN- SUBJECT. ''And There Were Also with Him Other Little Ships, And There A roue a Otcttt Stnrni of Wind"—From Alurk tV. Verse 30. IBERIAS, Galilee, Gennesaret —three names for the same lake. No other gem ever had so beautiful a setting. It lay in a scene of great luxuriance: the surrounding hills high, terraced, sloped, grovcd, so many hanging gardens of beauty; the waters rumbling down between rocks of gray and red liirestone, flashing from the hills, and bounding into the sea. On the shore were castles, armed towers, Roman baths, everything attractive and beautiful; all styles of vegetation in shorter space than in almost r.ny other space in all the world, from the palm tree of the forest to the trees of a rigorous climate. It seemed as if the Lord had launched one wave of beauty on all the scene, and it hung and swung from rock and hill and oleander. Roman gentlemen in pleasure boats sailing the lake, and countrymen in fish-smacks coming down to drop their nets, pass each other with nod and shout and laughter, or swinging idly at their moorings. Oh, what a wonderful, what a beautiful lake! It seems as if we shall have a quiet night. Not a leaf winked in the ail- not a ripple disturbed the face of Gen- aesaret; but there seems to be a little excitement up the beach, and we hasten to see what it is, and we lind it an embarkation- From the western shore a flotilla pushing out; not a squadron, or deadly armament, nor clipper with valuable merchandise, nor piratic vessels ready to destroy everything they could seize; but a flotilla, bearing' messengers of life, and light, and peace. Christ is in the front of the boat. His disciples are in a smaller boat. Jesus, weary with much speaking to large multitudes, is put into somnolence by the recking of the waves. If there was any motion at all, the ship was easily righted; if the wind passed from one Bide, from the starboard to the larboard, or from the larboard to the starboard, the boat would rock, aud by the gentleness of the motion putting the Master asleep. And they extemporized a pillow made out of a fisherman's coat. I think no sooner is Christ prostrate, and his head touching the pillow, than he is sound asleep. The breezes of the lake run their fingers through the locks of the worn sleeper, and the boat rises and falls like a sleeping child on the bosom of a sleep- Ing mother. The subject in the first place impresses me with the fact that it is very important to have Christ in the ship; for all those boats would have gone to the bottom of Gennesaret if Christ had not been present. Oh, what a lesson for you and for me to learn! Whatever voyage we undertake, into whatever enterprise we start, let us always have Christ in the ship. Many of you in these days of revived commerce are starting out in new financial enterprises: I bid you good cheer. Do all you can do. Do it on as high a plane as possible. You have no right to be a stoker in the ship if you can be an admiral of the navy. You have no right to be a colonel of a regiment if yon can command a brigade; you have no right to be engineer of a boat on river-banks, o: 1 near the coast, if you can take the ccean steamer from New York to Liverpool. All you can do with utmost tension of body, mind aud soul, you are bound to do; but oh! have Christ in every enterprise. Christ in every voyage', Christ in every ship. There are men who ask God to help them at the start of great enterprises. He has been with them in the past; no trouble can overthrow them; the storms might come down from the top of Mt. Hermon, and lash Gennesaret into foam and into agony, but it could not hurt them. But here is another man who starts out in worldly enterprise, and he depends upon the uncertainties of this life. He has no God to help him. After awhile the storm comes, and tosses off the masts of the ship; he puts out his life boat; the sheriff and the auctioneer try to hejp him off; they can't help him off; he must go down; no Christ In the ship. Here are young men just starting out in life. Your life will be made up of sunshine and shadow. There may be in it arctic blasts or tropical .tornadoes; I know not 'what is before you, but I know if you have Christ with you all shall be well. You may seem to get along without the religion of Christ while everything goes smoothly, but after awhile, when Borrow hovers over the soul, when the waves of trial dash clear over the hurricane deck, and the bowsprit is shivered, and the halliards are swept into the sea, and the gangway is crowded Wjth piratical disasters—oh, what would you then do without Christ in the ship? Young man,'take God for your portion, God for your guide, God for your help; then all is well; all is well for time, all shall be well forever. JJlessed is that man who puts in the Lord his trust. He shall never be con- 'ounded. But my subject also impresses me with the fact that when people start to follow Christ they must not expect jsmooth sailing. These disciples got jnto toe small boats, and I have uo doubt they said, "What a beautiful day tfcie Is! What a smooth sea! What ft bright «ky this ie! HOW delightful ' Is sailing in this boat: and as for the waves tinder the keel of the boat, why, they only make the motion of our Ht- tlo boat the more delightful." But when the wind?, swept down, and the sea was tossed into Wrath, then they found that following Christ was not smooth sailing. So you have found It; so I have found it. Did you ever notice the end of the life of the apostles of Jesus Christ? You would say that if ever men ought to have had a smooth life, a smooth departure, then those men, the disciples of Jesus Christ, ought to have had such a departure and such a life. St. James lost his head. St. Philip was hung to death on a pillar. St. Matthew had his life dashed out with a halbert. St. Mark was dragged to death through the streets. St. James the Less was beaten to death with a fuller's club. St. Thomas was struck through with a spear. They did not find following Christ smooth sailing. Oh, how they were all tossed in the tempest! John Huss In the fire; Hugh McKail in the hour of martyrdom; the Albigenses, the Waldenses, the Scotch Covenanters— did they find It smooth sailing' My subject also impresses me with the fact that good people sometimes get very much frightened. In the tones of these disciples as they rushed into the back part of the boat, I find they are frightened almost to death. They say: "Master, rarest thou not that we perish?" They had no reason to be frightened, for Christ was in the boat. I suppose if we had been there we would have been just as much affrighted. Perhaps more. In all ages very good people get very much affrighted. It is often so in our day, and men say, "Why. look at the bad lectures; look at the Sprltualistic societies; look at the various errors going over the Church of God; we are going to founder; the Church is going to perish; she ia going down." Oh, how many good people are affrighted by triumphant iniquity in our day, and think the church of Jesus Christ and the cause of righteousness are going to be overthrown, and are just as much affrighted as the disciples of my text were affrighted. Don't worry, don't fret, as though iniquity were going to triumph over righteousness. A lion goes into a cavern to srecp. Ho lies down, with his shaggy mane covering the paws. Meanwhile the spiders spin a web across the mouth of the cavern, and say, "We have captured him." Gossamer thread after gossamer thread is spun until the whole front of the cavern is covered with the spiders' web, and the spiders say, "The lion is done; the lion is fast." After awhile the lion has got through sleeping; he rouses himself, he shakes his mane, he walks out into the sunlight; he does not even know the spiders' web is spun, and with his voice he shakes the mountain. So men come, spinning their sophistries and scepticism about Jesus Christ; he seems to be sleeping. They say, "We have captured the Lord; he will never come forth again upon the nation; Christ is captured, and captured forever. His religion will never make any conquest among men." But after awhile the Lion of the tribe of .Tudah will rouse himself and come forth to shake mightily the nations. What is a spider's web to the aroused lion? Give truth and error a fair grapple, and truth will come off victor. But there are a great many good people who get affrighted in other respects; they are affrighted in our clay about revivals. They say, "Oh! this is a strong religious gale; we are afraid the Church of God is going to upset, and there are going to be a great many people brought into the Church that arc going to be of no use to it;" and they are affrighted whenever they see a revival taking hold of the churches. As though a ship captain with five thousand bushels of wheat for a cargo should say, some day, coming upon deck, "Throw overboard all the cargo;" and the sailors should say, "Why, captain, what do you mean? Throw over all the cargo?" "Oh," says the captain, "we have a peck of chaff that has got into this five thousand bushels wheat, and the only way to get rid of the chaff is to throw all the wheat overboard." Now, that is a great deal wiser than the talk of a great many Christians who want to throw overboard all the thousands and tens of thousands of souls who have been brought in through great awakenings. Throw all overboard because there is- a peck of chaff, a quart of chaff, a pint of chaff! I say, let them stay until the last day; the Lord will divide the chaff from the wheat. Oh, that these gales from heaven might sweep through all our churches! Oh, for such days as Richard Baxter saw in England and Robert McCheyne saw in Dundee! Oh, for such days as Jonathan Edwards saw in Northampton! I have often heard my father tell of the fact that in the early part of this century a revival broke out in Somerville, N. J., and some people were very much agitated about it. They said, "Oh, you are going to bring too many people into the church at once;" and they sent down to New Brunswick to get John Livingston to stop the revival. Well, there was no better soul in all the world than John Livingston. Ha went up; he looked at the revival; they wanted him to stop it. He stood in the pulpit on the Sabbath, and looked over the solemn auditory, and he said: "This, brethren, Is in reality the work of God; beware how you try to stop it." And he was an old man, leaning heavily on his staff— a very old man. And he lifted the staff, and took hold of the small end of the staff, and began to let It fall very slowly through, between the finger and the thumb, and he said: "Oh, thou impenitent, thou art falling now— falling away from life, falling away from peace and heav* en, falling a? certainly as that cane is tainly, though perhaps falling very j ~< . ^-p y slowly." And the cane kept on falling UAlHl hrough John Livingston's hand. The religious emotion in the audience was overpowering, and men saw a type of their doom as the cane kept falling and falling until the knob of the cane struck Mr. Livingston's hand, and he clasped it stoutly and said. "But the grace of God can stop you, as I stopped that cane;" and then there was gladness all through the house at the fact of pardon and peace and salvation. "Well," said the people after the service, "I guess you had better send Livingston home; he is making the revival worse." Oh, for the gales from heaven, and Christ on board the ship. The danger of the Church of God is not in revivals. Again, my subject impresses me with the fact that Jesus was God and man in the same being. Here he is in the back part of the boat. Oh, how tired he looks, what sad dreams he must have! Look at his countenance; he must be thinking of the cross to come. Look at him, he is a man—bone of our bone, flesh of our flesh. Tired, he falls asleep; he is a man. But then I find I>nTTT l Tt?V X U U U J. XIJL. INTERESTING CHAPTERS FOR OUR RURAL READERS. Snccessfnl Farmers Operate Thin Deportment of the Pnrni—A Ft\r Hints a» to the Cnre ot Live Stock ami 1'onltry. Temptntlonn. ND it came to pass that about this time of the year a certain man fln.leth himself without shekels, and he casteth about that he may have wherewithal the to purchase food and raiment, for no man would lend him more ttntil he first paid what was due. And as he goeth up and down upon Christ at the prow of the boat; I hear him say, "Peace, be still;" and I see the storm kneeling at his feet, and the tempests folding their wings in his presence; he is a God. If I have sorrow and trouble, and want sympathy, I go and kneel down at the back part of the boat, and say. "0, Christ! weary one of Gennesaret, sympathize with all my sorrows, man of Nazareth, man of the cross." A man, a man. But if I want to conquer my spiritual foes, if I want to get the victory over sin, death, and hell, I come to the front of the boat, and I kneel down, and I say, "O, Lord Jesus Christ, thon who dost hush the tempest, hush all my grief; hush all my temptation, hush all my sin." A man, >a man; a God, a God. I learn once more from this subject that Christ can hush a tempest. It did seem as if everything must go to ruin. The disciples had given up the idea of managing the ship; the crew were entirely demoralized; yet Christ rises, and he puts his foot on the storm, and it crouches at his feet. Oh, yes! Christ can hush the tempest. You have had trouble. Perhaps it was the little child taken away from you—the sweetest child of the household, the one who asked the most curious questions, and stood around you with the greatest fondness, and the spade cut down through your bleeding heart. Perhaps it was an only son, and your heart has ever since been like a desolated castle, the owls of the night hooting among the falling rafters and the crumbling stairways. Perhaps it was an aged mother. Yon always went to her with your troubles. She was in your home to welcome your children into life, and when they died she was there to pity you; that old hand will do you no more kindness; that white lock of hair you put a\vay in the casket, or in the locket, did not look as well as it usually did when she brushed it away from her wrinkled brow in the home circle or in the country church. Or your property gone, you said, "I have so much bank stock, I have so many government securities, I have so many houses, I have so many farms"—all gone, all gone. Why, all the storms that ever trampled with their thunders, all the shipwrecks, have not been worse than this to you. Yet you have not been completely overthrown. Why? Christ hushed the tempest. Your little one was taken away. Christ says, "I have that little one; I can take cure of him as well as you can, better than you can, 0 bereaved mother!" Hushing the tempest. When your property went away, God said. "There are treasures in heaven, in banks that never break." There is one storm into which we will all have to run, the moment whon we let go of this life, and try to take hold of the next, when we will want ull the grace we can have—we will want it all. Yonder I see a Christian soul rocking on the surges of death; all the powers of darkness seem let out against that soul—the swirling wave, the thunder of the sky, the screaming wind, all seem to unite together; but that soul is not troubled; there is no sighing, there are no tears; plenty of tears in thn room at the departure, but he weeps no tears, calm, satisfied, peaceful; all is well. Jesus hushing the tempest. By the flash of the storm you see the harbor just ahead, and you are making for that harbor. Strike eight bells. All is well. Into the haroor of heaven now we glide; We're home at last, home at last. Softly we drift on its bright, silv'ry tide. We're home at last, home at last. Glory to God, all our dangers are o'er. We stand secure on the glorified shore: Glory to God, we will shout evermore, We're home at last, home at last. the face of the earth, seeking how he might get gold without labor, he pass- ath by the place of the man who sell- oth milk. He stoppeth in the street, for behold he heareth the sounds of strife, and when he goeth into the house of the milk dealer he nr.deth that the milk dealer refusth to take the milk that the farmer had brought, for it was soar, and the farmer was exceeding wroth. Then this man goeth ir.lo his home and salth to his wife, "Eureka," which being interpreted me^ns, I have a soft snap, and he telloth her to go unto the physician, and get an omer of a certain kind of acid. Now an omer is ten cents' worth. Then this man getteth ten boxes and wrlteth on each one Sweetaline, and he putteth a tenth part of the omer of his acid in each box, and goeth unto the land of the farmers. And when he meeteth the farmer, whose milk had been sour, he showeth him one of the boxes, and telleth him to put a tenth part of the substance in the box into the milk, and it will keep sweet for the space of three days. And the farmer paid the man an ephah, which is ten omers, and he did unto his milk as tho man saith, and behold it was sweet unto the third day, as the man had said. Then after three days, cometh again this man and sayeth unto all the farmers, why now trouble you yourselves to keep clean the vessels wherewith you carry your milk to the city, or wherefore do you labor scrubbing your milk pails? Behold, for the sum of an ephah I will sell unto you a substance which will keep dirty milk clean. licrht comb large, but evenly serrated; if" thin near the top, all the bettor: _ hackle well striped, but none in saddle: i undercolor of huckle and saddle may ho light gray or white; wing bows should show more purple than red, as too much red shows signs of being, bred from a bricky hen. To him mate exhibition females having light brown penciled with darker brown on back and wings, all one shade, free from shafting on back and brick on wings. These hens should have the large comb, lying over, but firm and strong on the head, so it does not He close to the eye and face. The cockerels raised frcm this mating are the birds to use for breeding females the next year. By breeding POPULAR SCIENC3. The difference between a planet a star is this: A star shines by its own light: a planet by light reflected from another body. The poles of Jupiter are flattened almost exactly like those of the earth. The phenomenon can be plainly seen with the telescope. In the useful report of Dr. Lintner, state entomologist of New York, it is stated that the little red ant, a pest introduced from Europe, has the single redeeming feature that it is an active and efficient enemy of the bedbug. The pleiades contain six stars visible to eyes of ordinary keenness, though twelve or fourteen have been have two they should never be crossed. The Buff Leghorn is the most recent acquisition to the Mediterranean class It is a beautiful bird, and one that will win its way wherever bred. Buff-colored birdf? have many admirers, and those who have bred them are pronounced in their praise of their qualities. Besides having the general characteristics of the Leghorn type, the Buff Leghorn cock has rich buff-colored hackle and saddle, in shade from lemon to cinnamon, but of even solid color in keeping with the rest of the plumage; the back and wing bow exactly match the plumage; tail is of the same general tint, FEATHERS OF BROWN LEGHORNS, but richer, deeper buff is preferable, the standard giving for tail a rich, deep buff or copperish bronze. The remainder of the plumage is of a slightly lighter shade, but even in color throughout, with no semblance to a patchy or mottled plumage. White and black feathers in plumage are objectionable; solid white or solid black feathers will disqualify the bird. The hen is of the same color as the cock. Cliirkcn-KatluR Hogs A chicken catcher in a herd of hogs is most exasperating and expensive, writes T. L. Irwin in Texas Farm Journal. One such will soon transform extraordinary eyesight. A two-inch telescope shows about sixty stars in this cluster. The most scientific forester in Europe says the oldest trees in northern Europe are the pines of Norway and Sweden, and that these are not known to live more than 570 years. Germany's oldest oaks live only a little more than three hundred years. Mathematical calculations show that an Iron ship weighs twenty-seven per cent less than a wooden, and will carry 115 tons of cargo for every one hundred tons carried by a wooden ship of the same dimensions, and both loaded to the same draught of water. It has been a source of Interest and wonder to arctic explorers to find such quantities of singing birds within the arctic circle. They are abundant beyond belief. But the immense crop of cranberries, crowberrles and cloudberries that ripen in the northern swamps account for the presence of the birds. The depth-to which the sun's rays penetrate water has been recently determined by the aid of photography. It has been found that at a depth of 553 feet the darkness was, to all intents and pui-poses, the same as that on a clear but moonless night. Sensitive plates exposed at this depth for considerable length of time gave no evidence of llKht action. Literally Defined. Examiners—What isuieaut, Mr. Fledgel- ing by lauded estate.' Fledgeling—It means, sir, nu estate that has lauded m tho bauds of a lawyer. I hate to see things done by halves. If it-be right do it boldly; if it be wrong, leave it undone.—(Jilpin. O There is a o •» ! Class of People ! r ss» ^ sfS^, * *S ' ^^^ '<&* " Who are injured by the use of coffee. Recently there lias been placed in all the grocery stores a new preparation called GRAIN-O, made of pure grains, that takes the place of coffee. The most delicate stomach receives it without distress, and but few can tell it from coffee. It does not cost over J-.i as much. Children may drink it with great benefit. 15 cents and 25 cents per package. Try it. Ask for GRA1N-O. SINGLE-COMB BROWN LEGHORN COCIC And some of the farmers hearkened unto the man, and bought of him, but others said: "We will not do so, for behold we have read that this substance that you sell is poison to children." But there were enough farmers, who cared not for the children of other people, to buy large numbers of boxes of sweetaline, and the man got gold, yea much fine gold, for he selleth his stuff unto this day.—National Stockman. / falling through/ »y bWiOVf tiling cer- •7 Hurry ami Worry. We frequently hear of Christian workers breaking clown from overwork, but nine times out of ten it was hurry and worry which brought them to the state of enforced inaction which they regret. Hurry and worry, which usually go together, ruin more lives than any amount of regular systematic labor. Indeed, inconsiderate exertion is almost as bad in its effects as idleness. Why cannot we bear in mind that there { s always time enough to do well all that we are called upon to do? If we do more than this, we do injustice both to our work and to ourselves. On the other hand, if we waste the time entrusted to us, it is useless to attempt to get it back by extra haste. Good and Evil.—It is an inherent and inevitable necessity that man be free to choose or reject; that is human morality. Without the choice between good aid evil we would be as tho birds and the beasts.—Rev. J*. Ueber tp.n, jDpisooflJin&n, New Torts City, Standard Varieties or Chickens. In mating Brown Leghorns opposites must be considered. Should the male be fine in all points except comb or leg select females strong in this point 10 mate with him. The most successful breeders use a double mating, one pen to produce exhibition birds of each sex. Fine birds, both cockerels and pullets, can be bred from the same pen by using slightly different types of females. The same male often will breed the finest of both exhibition cockerels and pullets, but it is a rare case to have a female breed both sexes of a remarkable quality. When two pens are used, at the head of the pen mated to produce the cockerels place a fully developed cock with no serious fault, standard color, especially strong in comb, lobe, hackle and saddle, a dark undercolor preferred. To him mate hens of a shade darker than standard, with small, evenly serrated standing combs; a trifle brick on wings is no objection, as it will give a brighter color on wing bows of the cockerels. Shafting on the back will also help that black stripe in the saddles. The pullets raised from this pen will be too dark for exhibition, but they will be a great help in breeding cockerels the next season. The male at the head of th,e pen mated to produce the pullets should be from a pullet strain, and bred directly from hen. Jlis color is a trifle a whole herd into ravenous chicken eaters. Being troubled in this way I tried the following: A leather blind wide enough to cover both eyes and long enough to come well over the face was cut from an old boot leg. The chicken thief was then caught, and pulling the' ears forward, the top corners of the blind were fastened to them by means of pinchers and rings, such as are put in the snouts of pigs to prevent rooting. This blind will not prevent the hog from seeing his legitimate food, but it does prevent him seeing chickens unless they are under his very nose, and then if he attempts pursuit the chances are that he brings his nose in violent contact with the fence or some other obstruction. A few such lessons and he concludes that he is no longer partial to chicken. A mouth of "leather specs" cured our most ravenous thief, and by blinding only the ring leaders the whole herd svas soon as docile as well behaved porkers should be. Where shade cannot be secured from trees lor your fowls, try planting a patch of sunflowers. 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