f BE tj MK A1.KONA IOWA. , NOVEMBER TALMAGE'S 8EBMON, THE POMOLOGY OF THE HOLY BIBLE. •?6<1 Atmnf the Orchard*— "fh» FrnH tr«« TlelrtlriR frnit Afttr ni» Klinl"-— Cli»J>t*r i., f«rs« If.— Why tV*s Hi* Orchard First? % IS Wednesday morning in Paradise, The birds did not £ing their opening piece, nor the fish take their first swim until the following Friday. The solar and lunar lights did not break through the thick, chaotic fog of the world's manufacture until Thursday. Before that there was light, but it was electric light or phosphorescent light, not the light of sun or moon. But the botanical and po- fee suddenly fetmrted this life. Tn try- j r Hindoo convert meant when he saM: ^ fn, «-!„ i«et „„« trmr*. tree, be lost "I long for my hi'J. not Jhat I may ing to win just one more tree, be lost the whole ofchsrf. Yonder is a man wi»i many styles of Innocent entertainment and amusement. He walks, he rides, he plays ten-pins In private alleys, he has books on his table, pictures on his wall and occasional outings, concerts, lectures, baseball tickets, and the innumerable delights of f But he long for my sleep—t He awake often aiirt long- but to hold communion With my God." It means what the old colore-d man said, when he was accosted by the colporteur, "Uncle Jack, how are you? "I is very painful in my knee, but. thank my heavenly Master, I'm cause to be thankful. My good Master just gib me nuf to make me humble." "And V »h «i.To dissolute ^ you enjoy religion as much now. =,,r/ v~s tsr ! r-vs ^s*"" 1 ^ mological productions came on Wednesday—first the flowers, and then the fruits. The veil of fog is lifted, and there stand the orchards. Watch the sudden maturity of the fruit! In our time rear trees must have two years before they bear fruit, and peach trees three years, and apple trees five years; but here, instantly, a complete orchard springs Into life, all the branches bearing fruit. The insectlle forces, which have been doing their worst to destroy the fruits for six thousand years, had not yet begun their' invasion. The curculio had not yet stung the plum, nor the caterpillar hurt the apple, nor had the phylloxera plague, which has devastated the vineyards of America and France, assailed the grapes, nor the borer perforated the wood, nor the aphides ruined the cherry, nor the grub punctured the nectarine, nor the blight struck the pear. There slood the first orchard, with a perfection of rind, and an exquisiteness of color, and a lusciousness of taste, and an affluence of production which it may take thousands of years more of study of the science of fruits to reproduce. Why was the orchard created two days before the fish and birds, and three days before the cattle? Among other tilings, to impress the world with a lesson it is too stupid to learn —that fruit diet is healthier than meat diet, and that the former must precede the latter. The reason there ara in the world so many of the imbrutcd and sensual is that they have not improved by the mighty, unnoticed fact that the orchards of paradise preceded the herds and aviaries, and fish-ponds. Oh, those fruit-bearing trees on the banks of the Euphrates, and the Gihon, and the Hiddekel! I wonder not that the ancient Romans, ignorant of our God, adored Pomona, tho Goddess of Fruits, and that all the sylvan deities were said to worship her, and that , groves were set apart as her temples. You have thanked God for bread a thousand times. Have you thanked him for the fruits which he made the first course of food in the menu of the world's table? Tho acids of those fruits to keep the world's table from being insipid, and their sweets to keep it from being too sour? At this autumnal season how the or- with some member of a high family as reckless as he is affluent. He wants instead of a quiet sabbath, one of carousal. He wants the stimfilus of strong drinks. He wants tho permissions of a profligate life. The one membership, the one bad habit, the one carousal robs him of all the possibilities and innocent enjoyments ana coble inspirations of a lifetime.- You see what an expensive thing is sin. It costs a thousand times more than it is worth. As some of all kinds of quadrupeds and all kinds of winged creatures passed before our progenitor that he might announce a name, from eagle to bat, and from lion to mole, s=o I suppose there were in paradise specimens of every kind of fruit tree. And in that enormous orchard there was not only enough for the original family of two, but enough fruit fell ripe to the ground, and was never picked up, to supply whole towns and villages, li they had existed. But the infatuated couple turned away from all these other trees and faced this tree; and fruit of that they will have though it cost them all paradise. This story of Eden is rejected by some as an improbability, if not an impossibility, but nothing on earth is easier for m e to believe than the truth of this Edenic story, for I have seen the same thing In this year of our Lord 1897. I could call them by name, if it were politic and righteous to do so, the men who have sacrificed a paradise on earth and a paradise in heaven for one sin. Their house went. Their library went. Their good name went. Their field of usefulness went. Their health went. Their immortal soul went. My friends! there is just one sin that will turn you out of paradise if you do not quit it. You know what it is, and God knows, and you had better drop the hand and arm lifted toward that bending bough before you pluck your own ruin. When Adam stood on tiptoe and took in his right hand that one round peach, or apricot, or apple Satan reached up and pulled down the round, beautiful world of our present residence. Overworked artist, overwrought merchant, ambitious politician, avaricious speculator, better take that warning from Adam's orchard and stop before you put out for that one thing more. But I turn from Adam's orchard to Solomon's orchard. With his own hand he writes: "I made me gardens and orchards." Not depending on the natural fall of rain, he irrigated those orchards. Pieces of the aqueduct that watered those gardens I have seen, and the reservoirs are as perfect as when thousands of years ago the mason's trowel smoothed the mortar over taelr gray surfaces. No orchard of olden or modern time, probably, ever had its thirst so well slaked. The largest of these reservoirs is 582 feet long, 207 feet wide, and 50 feet deep. These res- SOT JSS OF THE WHEEL MATTERSOFJNTERESTTO DEVOTEES OF THE BICYCLE. StB»f<-r Make* * Broad tor His 5*»t—Karl Fenhorty'S tlon—The Stwp*n*lon Other Matters- Claim Amlrt- of }«tarhnck— church and class-meetings? 'joys him more. Den 1 truss to de people, to de meetings, to de sarment: ] and when I hear de hymn sing, and ne pray I feels glad. But all dis ain't like de good Lord in de heart, God's love here." Ii means sunrise instea'l of sundown. It means the Memnon statue made to sing at the stroke of the morning light: It means Christ at the wedding in Cana. It means the "time cf the singing of birds is come." It means Jeremiah's "well-watered garden." It means David's oil of gladness." It means Isaiah's "bride and bridegroom." It means Luke's bad boy c:ime home to a father's house. Worldly joy killed Leo X. when he heard tliat Milan was captured. Talva died of joy when the Roman senate honored him. Diagora died of joy because his three sons were crowned at the Olympian games. Sophocles died o£ joy over his literary successes. And religious joy has been too much for many a Christian, and his soul has sped away on the wing of hosannas. An old and poor musician played so well one night before his king that the next morning when the musician awoke he found his table covered with golden cups and plates, and a princely robe lying across the back of a chair, and richly caparisoned horses were pawing at the doorway to take him through the street in Imposing equipage. It was only a touch of what comes to every man who makes the Lord his portion, for he has waiting for him, direct from his King, robes, banquets, chariots, mansions, triumphs, and it is only a question of time when he shall wear them, drink them, ride in them, live in them, and celebrate them. You think religion is a good thing for a funeral. O, yes. But Solomon's orchard mea-ns more. Religion is a good thing now, when you are in health and prosperity, and the appetite is good for citrons, and apples, and apricots, and pomegranates. Come in without wasting any time in talking about them and take the luxuries of religion. Happy yourself, then you can make others happy- Make just ono person happy every day, and in twenty years you will have made seven thousand three hundred people happy. I like what Wellington said after ANAGER S h af or says that his star, Michael, can defeat I a n y middle-d i s'" tance rider in this country. "Not only can he do this," volunteered Shafer . "but he can j also give some lessons to the foreigners. Jimmy and myself have made an offer of $500 to Stocks or Linton if they will come over and meet Jimmy in a series of races. I have so much faith in the way the lad is improving that I am willing to wager 51.000 that he can give a lap start to any man in the country on July 1 next year and defeat him. We have been trying to perfect arrangements for a race with Rivierre for six hours, but, of course. Jimmy will not rare for love. In a six-hour race he would require 120 pacemakers, which would cost $3,000, and consequently the purse would have to be a large one to pay him for his race. Jimmy is even willing to make an attempt to lower Cordang's twenty-four hour record of 616 miles in case there is money enough in it for him. Of course, Jimmy knows that he cannot last forever, and that his present, style of riding will eventually kill him if continued. December. One such race, as lie had last winter is enough in a lifetime, he says, and he believes it would be useless for him to tempt fortune again. In the case of Albert Shock six-day efforts have not proved deleterious, and he has probably taken part m more of them than any other rider in the world. The approaching contest will probably see him lined up with other veterans for tl'.e start, and it is likely that Rice, the Wilkesbarre boy who "finished second last year, will be in the field. Short-distance racing between tho cracks of this country and Europe will form the siile feature of the week's programme. Michael and one of the famous middle-distance cracks on the other.side may also be seen in an hour race. .lolinson ft Ciooit lteeom. John S. Johnson, the professional, has been before the public for nearly six years, yet during that time nobody ever knew him to be accused of foul riding or to enter a protest nt;ainst a competitor. Such a record has made the young Swede one of the most popular riders in this country. At present Johnson is on Tom Kck's team, with Kiser and Mortens. He is rounding into good form, and before long ought to figure as a winner on the national circuit. Karl J'oabody'a Ambition, An amateur in whom cyclists at large take more than si passing Interest" is Earl W. Pcabody. a member of the Chicago Cycling club. HP i;; acknowledged to be one of the best racers of the year in his class, and if all goes well with him he will capture before the year closes the hundred dm prizes which he covets. Thus far he has; won about eighty firsts, and he chards breathe and glow, the leaves removed, that the crimson, or pink, or saffron, or the yellow, or brown may the better appear, while the aromatics fill the air with invitation and reminiscence. As you pass through the orchard on these autumnal days and look up through the arms of the trees laden with fruit, you hear thumping on the ground that which is fully ripe, and, throwing your arms around the trunk, you give a shako that sends down a shower of gold and fire on :ill Bides o£ you. Pile up in baskets and barrels and bins and on shelves and tables the divine supply. But these orchards have been under the assault of at least sixty centuries— the storm, the droughts, the winters, the Inso.c- tivora. AVhat must the first orchard have been? And yet it is the explorer's evidence that on the site of that orchard there is not an apricot, or an ",pple, or an olivo— nothing but desert 'and desolation. There is not enough to forage the explorer's horse, much less to feed his own hunger. lu other words, that first orchard is a lost orchard. How did the proprietor ana the proprietress of all that intcrcolurnni- ation of fruitage, let the rich splendor slip their possession? It was as now incst of the orchards are lost; namely, by wanting more. Access they had to ail the fig-trees, apricots, walnuts, almonds, apples— bushels on bushels,— and were forbidden the use of only one tree in the orchard. Not satisfied with all but one, they reached for that, and lost the whole orchard. Go right down through the business marts of the great cities and find among the weigh- ers and clerks and subordinates, men Who once commanded the commercial They had a whole orchard of successes, but they wanted just one jnoro thing— one more house, or one more country-seat, or one more store, or one more railroad, or one more million. They clutched for that, and lost all they had gained. For one more tree they lost a whole orchard. There are business men all around us worried nearly to death, The doctor tells .Jhern they ought to stop. Insomnia or indigestion or acting at the base of the brain or ungovernable nerves tell #iem they ought to stop. They really have enough for themselves and their families. Talk with them about their overwork, and urge more prudence and •longer rest, and they say: "Yes, you are right; After I have accomplished pne more thing that I have on my Wtod, I will hand' over Biy business to my apns aud go to Europe, and quit tfte kind, of exhausting life I have been ' orvolrs Solomon refers to when he says: "I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that hving- cth forth trees." Solomon used to ride cut to that orchard before breakfast. It gave him an appetite and something to think about all the day. Josephus, the historian, represents him as going out "°arly in the morning from Jerusalem to the famed rocks of Etam, a fertile region, delightful with paradises and running springs. Thither the king, in robes of white, roilo in hisj chariot, escorted by e. troop of mounted archers chosen for their youth and stature, and clad in Tyrian purplo, whose long hair, powdered with gold dust, sparkled In tho sun." After Solomon had taken his morning ride in these luxuriant oichards he would sit down and write those wonderful things in the Bible, drawing his illustrations from the fruits he had that very morning plucked or ridden under. And. wishing to praise the coming Christ, he nays: "As thn apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved." And wishing to describe tho love o£ the church for her Lord, he writes: "Comfort me with apples, for I am sick of love," and desiring to make reference to the white hair of the octogenarian, and just before having noticed that the blossoms of the almond tree were white, he says of the aged man: "Tho almoud tree shall flourish." Tho walnuts and tho pomegranates, and the mandrakes, and the flgs make Solomon's writings a divinely arranged fruit basket. What mean Solomon's orchards and Solomon^ gardens? for they eeom to mingle, the two into one, flowers under foot, and pomegranates over head. To me they suggest that religion Is a luxury. All along, the world has looked upon religion chiefly as a dire necessity—a lifeboat from the shipwreck, a ladder from the conflagration, a soft landing-place after we have been shoved off tho precipica of this planet. As a consequence so many have said: "We will await preparation for the future until the crash of the shipwreck, until the conflagration is in full blaze, until we reach the brink of the precipice." No doubt religion is inexpressibly important. fpi-the last exigency. Elut what- do tlxe apples, and the flgs, and the juejons, and the pomegranates, and fte citron, and the olives of Solo-r mou's orchard mean? Luxury! They the battle of Waterloo, and when he was in pursuit of the French with his advance guard, and Colonel Harvey said to him: "General, you had better not go any farther, for you may oe shot at by some straggler from the bushes." And Wellington replied: "Let them fire away. Tho battle is won and my life is of no value now." * « * While there is enough of the pomp of the city about heaven for those who like tho city best, I thank God there id enough in the Bible about country scenery in heaven to please those of us who were born in the country and never got over it. Now you may have streets of gold in heaven; give me the orchards, with twelve manner of fruits and yielding their fruit even- month; anil the leaver, of the trees are for "the healing of the nations; and there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall he in it, nnd his servants shall serve him; anil they shall see his face, and his name shall, be in their foreheads; and there shall be no night there, and they need no candle, neither light of the sun, for the Lord God givetli them light; and they shall reign for ever and ever." But just think of a place so brilliant that the noonday sun shall be removed from the mantle of the sky because it Is too feeble a taper! Yet, most of all, am 1 impressed with the fact that I am not yet fit for that place, nor you, either. By the reconstructing and sanctifying grace of Christ we. need to be made all over. Antl let us bo getting our passports ready if wo want to get into that country. An earthly passport is a personal matter, telling our height, our girth, the color of our hair, our features, our complexion, and our age. I cannot get into a foreign port on your passport, nor can you get in on mine. Each one of us for himself needs a divine signature, written by the wounded hand of the Son of God, to get into 'the heavenly orchard, under tho laden branches of which,'in God's good time, we may meet the Adam of the first orchard.ancl .the Solomon, of the second orchard.and the St, John of the last orchard, to sit down 'under the tree of which the church in tho Book of Canticles speaks when it says: "As tha apple tree WOftTH BEADING. The suicide rate in the Is 65 per annum in each 100,0(J6 Kaiser Wllhelm's speeches the last two years fill 323 closely ed pages In the cheap German In which they are printed. Danish lighthouses during pump oil upon the waters, and, in sequence, vessels seek the sh'eUe r "« the smooth water thus created. In the Portland district of Michigan. 1 fruit growers have found it difficult t 0 ' get baskets enough in which to their large crops of plums this i It is claimed that as much as 90 , cent of German paper is now manufats ' tured from cellulose or wood and the reign of the rag seems to ended. pulp,, A Valuable Franchise Secured. The franchise of easy digestion—one „. the most valuable in the pift cf medical'' seizure—ran be secured by any person wisj enough to u=e Hosteller's Stoinaelt Blttors '. cither to suppress growing dyspepsia, «t' to uproot it ;it its maturity. Hilious,rhett. • mntic nnd fov-pr and ague sufferers, persons troubled with nervousness and the conrti. pitted, should nlso secure the health frati. chise by the sinne menus. Very Provoking tmlpetl, '•That Charley Porkly is horrid." '•Why. tlenr! 1 thought that yon nnd In were engaged." "Weave, fowl lust night T toll him ho was 1oo good for me, nnd tho conceited coxcomb-• tlithi't aeiiy it.'' Umlyiml Kittling 1ms written one of Ms tat' sturlux l»r n (• i HIM Y'llmoo "film Yut'TH'a COM. IM.MON. "The Bnrnlntrof UiePiiruli Siinds"Is Ju llllw, nnd II Is n BilrrlnK tnle «1 licruism In llic J runks. TlitiM! whci siiusrrllic "•' I'm: VorTii'8 CUM- '«• I'A.vio.v niiw will iccoivii Iho paper free for the ;i fl rcsi of I he rear, iiml the CO.MPAXHI.V'S twclvu-cul. "'t| nr liiilemlar tor IS'.iH. Tin-: COMPAXIOM'S yearly '; vivlumlHts are reooitntmt «« among thu richest »ni most rosily fin-ins of this iiml of art. lllustniti'il prospect us tf thu volume for IDWind ni in pie copies of llio paper sent on atioVlcntlon. Aililre.«s, THK voi'Tiis COMPANION 2117 Columbus A ve.. Boston, Mass. for the last thirty years." Some mornjng yau ppe» yaw paper, ana, the eoiunja. you that our religlon is the luscious, romsiUc, the pungent, the arbo- rescwt, the efflorescent, the foliaged, the Wb.r3geous. They mean what Edwilrd Payson meant when he declar- f my happiness continues to in- I caanot support it much ion- It mean? wjjat \ among the trees of the wood, so Is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste;" and there it may be found that today we learned the danger of hankering after one thing more, and that religlon Is a luxury, and that there Is a Divine antidote for a!l poisons, and that had created la us an appetite ten heaven, and that it was a synolesomt and Having thing for us to have discoursed on the pomology of the Bible; or God Among the Orchards, Our faith is sane and reasonable with Its radiant facts, its convincing principles, Us simple commandments its practical suwices, its wide eympa thies, a religion with the arch of bliu above Its bead and the homely wild (lowers rpun.4 Us- feet,—Rev. John \Vere Quite Uniform. '•Did you lind nuy irregularities in his accounts;" . "Oil the contrary they were remarkably uniform—he doctored them every day." Heauty Is Uloud l)ocp. Clean blood means a clean skin. Ko beauty withoutit. 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FITS PerinanontlyCiiroil.ITon'U ornorvousnossaflot ;ir.it day's nsn of Dr. Klino's (iroivt Norva Uostowt. Monti for FREE $-•<><> trinl bottle nnd trentiao. Dli. II. H. Kl.iNK.Ita.,a31 Arch St.. Pliiliiduljihui.I'u. Every womnn has her times that she wishes it wasn't unwomanly to sviear. | |People who live iu down cellar. houses should gmg Troubled for Years V/lth Catarrh, •but Now Entirely Cured. "I was troubled for yeara with catarrh, which caused ringing noises in myeais and pains in the back of my head. I was | advised to take Hood's Sarsaparilla. I did ao and a few bottles entirely cured me." HENPY MCKIRBYHBK, Laporte, Iowa, Hood's Sarsaparilla la tho best-in fact the One True Blood riiriaer. Hood's PHls cure indigestion, biliousness. -le is, therefore, anxious to lay aside ss much as possible before he quits •aclng. His wife is now in this coun- ry, and it is only natural that he '.hould desire to settle down after the lard campaign which he has gone through during the past season. He lias had an offer to ride horses for a iving, for you Icnow Jimmy is a horseman as well as a bicyclist, but I £u not think he will quit t.h° cydo path, at least not until efur next season. Then it is very jri-O'bable that he will retire for good. I think next year will see him making more money than any other three riders in the country. During the past season I should judge he has ridden well over 10,000 miles, and, of course, lie cannot continue that pace much longer."—New York Press. has mapped out a program that should enable him to roach tne limit sot by tho great Zimmerman in his last season as an amateur. Had ho not met with an accident early in the. year it is likely that PP.U- body's standing would be much higlie: 1 than it is today. Recently at the G-ar- ilelrt tr;-ik, Chicago, ho lowered the .state record for a mile to 1m. 51 4-fjs, In tho list of tho more important races in which lie has scared tlrst arc four- WILL KEEP YOU DRY. Don't he fooled with a mackintosh or rubber coat. It you want.icoat that'will keep you dry l:i Hie hardest storm buy the Fish Brand Slicker. If not for sale in your town, write for catalogue to A. J. TOWER, B-iston. Mas- Si|8pnn»lou of Slarlnu'K. The suspension of Starbuck and his manager is tho, result, EO the latter says, of unfairness on the part of the rider. Starbuck has not lived up to the agreement entered into between them, and as a result he is atill indebted to Manager Hines, They were suspended because a few of the men engagei' to pace Starbuck have not been paid. Hlnes declares he will not'settle the bill, because Sturbuck is responsible for the ainoxmt. which is only $250. It the matter is not adjusted the rider will not be permitted to race indoors this winter, as had been his Intention, and Hines will be barred from all tracks. Hines seems to be the unfortunate one in this matter, and it Is hoped by his friends that his reinstatement will aoo-n be announced. CURE YOURSELF!, I''"'' "IK ° tor u " ua ,W diBcliiu-K08, iiiliuiiiiuutloa, rt. Oirculnv ucut uu re<iue«. OUR KLONDIKE SHOES rA^KWg I'oi-o tmyl'W- 'WW »>» JJ 1 " " .V.nt, we Uuvo wver oBorofl. «*. k. your ilouler tor then. wi» ^ you will got Vhe l*«f •?, IIKN'VI.BY * Oi-MSTBI) Held for llvo Culriilator. inruicre, inucUmilfs «|i(J imlillithod. K.vny tellor. lll« pronts KUI'I' « SON**, :i lltlle WUl Not The star of the last six-day vaco held .n Madison Square Garden, Teddy Hale, writes from England that Iw will not be a competitor in tho next night-and-aay struggle scheduled for KARL W. P10ABODY. tecu handicaps, two state championships, a national championship, anil tho five-mils; Chicago championship. Ho lias lauded second in two national championships and the Manhattan Beach invitation mile race. In sixteen clays during September he competed in thirty races, getting home first in twenty-three and second lu all the others, Big Money ;; o net «* Agoutu tot. K-M Moli»«s '
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