The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 12, 1898 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 12, 1898
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s -. l. TALMACM SBSMON, *'6tJoo AMtr HAD CLUB HOUSES" fMB TfeXt. MOlNESi AMONA. to*** JANUAKY 12. 1888. f'rotn th« text's It, froltows! "tet lire 'Sonng Men Arise and 1'isty tiefore »•••—Reign of Imperial ta Here. Washington, January 9, 1898.—This discourse of Dr. Talmage will be helpful to those who want to find places with healthful and Improving surroundings, and to avoid places deleterious. His text Is 11. Sam. 2; 14: Let the young men how arise and play before Us. At this season of the year the club- nouses of our towns and cities are In full play, i have found out that there is a legitimate and an illegitimate use of the club-house. In the one case It may become a healthful recreation, like the contest of the twenty-four men in the text when they began their play; in the other ease It becomes the massacre of body, mind and soul, as in the case of these contestants of the 'text when they had gone too far with their sport. All intelligent ages have had their gatherings for political, social, artistic, literary purposes-gatherings characterized by the blunt old Anglo- baxon designation of "club." If you have read history you know that there was a King's Head Club, a Ben Johnson Club, a Brothers' Club, to which Swift and Bollngbroke belonged; a Literary Club, which Burke and Goldsmith and Johnson and Boswell made immortal; a Jacobin Club, a Benjamin Franklin Junto Club. Some of these to indicate Justice, some to favor the arts, some to promote good fcave a ptefa Jotting sbth'Swhere, they corns to tills eltib roottf to Have their chief enjoyment, One black ball Smld ten votes wili defeat a man's becoming a ttember. frof rowdyismJfot drunkenness, for , gambling, 'fdr ally kind of misdemeanor, a member 'is dropped out. Brilliant club-hottse from top to 'bottom. The chfthdelfeM, the plate, ihe furniture, the tomtfan- ionship, the literature, the social prestige, a complete enchantment. But- the evening la passing on, and so we hasten through the hall and down the steps ftftd intd the street, and from block to Mock until we come to another style of clubhouse. Opening the door, we find, the fumes of strong drink and tobacco something almost intolerable, these young men at this table, it is easy they are at, fro the Intent loo of tossing o understand what the flushed cheek, almost angry way , or of moving the chips. They are gambling. At an- ths father and the husband. "1'wir. ftAQff fUtfi ftOSSTP. *Ive fotrf nf thh«* r^J,*. +« »»,- im.' ISAOJBi UAlJJJ m/PDlX. . . give fotrf of those nights to Ihe Im '• pfovement and entertainment of ml family, either at home of in \ft\\t-h Ar,», Rutl WnRn*r Need* Hi«ntnn on Snnrtar stories. "Tri] intoxicated/ and^ one o'clock the* who r are three-fourths Between twelve and go staggering, manners, some to despoil the habits, some to destroy the soul. If one will write an honest history of the clubs of England, Ireland, Scotland, Prance and the United States for the last one hundred years, he will write the history of the world. The club was an institution born on English soil, but it has thrived well in American atmos phere. Who s-hall tell how many be long to that kind of club where men put purses together and open house apportioning the expense of caterer and servants and room, and having a nort of domestic establishment—a style of club-house which in my opinion is far better than the ordinary Hotel 01 boarding-house. But my object now Is to speak of club-houses of a different sort, such as the Cosmos, or Chevy Chase, of Lincoln Clubs of this Capital, or the "Union Leagues" of many cities, the United Service Club of London, the Lotos of New York, where journalists, dramatists, sculptors, painters and artists, from all branches, gather together to discuss newspapers, theaters and the Americus, . . ---- « "•" B" ObuaBBtlUB, Hooting, swearing, shouting on their way home. That Is an only son. On urn all. kindness, all care, all culture, has been bestowed. He is paying his parents in this way for their kindness. That Is a young married man, who, only a f ew months ago, at the altar, made promises of kindness and fldel- uy, every one of which he has broken. Walk through and see for yourself. Here are all the Implements of dissipation and of quick death. As the hours of the night go away, the conversation becomes imbecile and more neighborhood; I will devote one to charitable Institutions; 1 will devote one to th£ club." I congratulate you. Here is a man who says, "I will make A * "> **•> *»«**.* *»'« a aifterent division of the six nights. I ttlll take three for the club and three for other purposes." I tremble. Here. is a man who says, "'Out of the six secular nights of the week, I will devote nve to the club house and one to the home, which night I will spend In Scowling like a March squall, wishing I was out spending it as 1 had spent the other five." That man's obituary :.i written. Not one out of ten thousand that ever gets so far on the wrong road ever stops, Gradually his- health will fall, through late hours and through too much stimulus. He will be first-rate prey for erysipelas and rheumatism of the heart. The d^-tor coming in will at a glance see It is not only present disease he must fight, but fixation. years of fast living. The clergyman.for the sake of the feelings of the family, on the funeral day, will only talk In debasing. Now It Is time to shut up. -loose who are able to stand will get out on the pavement and balance themselves against the lamp-post, ntrntnnt *t._ -.-.4. , J ** ww *-» against the railings of the fence. The £ man Who ls not able to stand have a bed improvised for him in the ,club-house, or two not quite so overcome with liquor will conduct him to his father's house, and they will ring the door-bell, and the door will elaborate art; like which camps out in summer time, dimpling the pool with its hook and arousing the forest with its stag hunt; like the Century Club, which has its large group of venerable lawyers and poets; like the Army and Navy Club, where those who engaged In war-like service once on the land or the sea now come together to talk over the days'of carnage; like the New York Yacht Club, with its floating palaces of beauty upholstered with velvet and paneled with ebony, having all the ad- Vantages of electric bell, and of gaslight, and of king's pantry, one pleasure boat costing three thousand, another fifteen thousand, another thirty thousand, another sixty-five thousand dollars, the fleet of pleasure boats belonging to the club having cost over two million dollars; like the American Jockey Club ,to which belong men who have a passionate fondness for horses, fine horses, as had Job when, In the Scriptures, he gives us a sketch of that king of beasts, the arch of its neck, the nervousness of its foot, the majesty of Its gait, the whirlwind of its power crying out: "Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? The glory of his nostrils Is terrible; he paweth in the valley and rejolce-th in hi s strength; he salth among the trumpets ha! ha! dnd he smellel;h the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shout- and imbeclle cscol<ta the hallwa y the most hellish spectacle " ace that ever enters a front door— a drunken son. If tae dissiptlng club-houses try WOUld make a contract Inferno to provide it . ten thousand men a year, and for twenty years on the condition that no more should be asked of them, the clubhouses could afford to make that contract, for they would save homesteads. save fortunes, save bodies, minds and The ten thousand men who voud be sacrificed by that contract would be but a small part of the multitude sacrificed without the contract, aut I make a vast differ™no hn.t™^,. vast difference between have belonged to four clubs • A theological club, a ball club and two clubs, religious generalities. The men who got his yacht in the eternal rapids will not be at the obsequies. They will have pressing engagements that day. They will send flowers to the coffin lid, and send their wives to utter words of sympathy, but they will have engagements elsewhere. They never come. Bring me mallet and chisel, and I will cut on the tombstone that man's epitaph, 'Blessed are the dead who die In the Lord." "No," you say, "that would not be appropriate." "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his." "No," you say, "that would not be appropriate." Then give me the mallet and chisel, and 1 will cut an honest epitaph: "Here lies the victim of a dissipating club house!" 1 think that damage is often done by the scions of some aristocratic family, who belong to one of these dissipating club houses. People coming up from humbler classes feel It an honor to belong to the same club, forgetting the fact that many of the sons and grandsons of the large commercial establishments of the last generation are now, as to mind, imbecile; as to body, diseased; as to morals, rotten. They would have got through their property long ago if they had full possession of it; but the wily ancestors, who earned the money by hard knocks, foresaw how it was to be", and they tied up everything in the will! Now, there Is nothing of that unworthy descendant but his grandfather's name and roast beef rotundity. And yet how many steamers there are which feel honored to lash fast that worm-eaten tug, though It drags them straight into the breakers. Oh, my heart aches! I see men strug- SEASON NEWS AND COMMENT. Font HAT foul strike rule should be revised and Messrs. Itanlon. Reach and Hart should give this complicated ruling their attention before they report on rules at the next schedule meeting In March," is Earl Wagner's sug- In two games thia ycnr the to pass such a bill—at any rate, not the present legislature. It might be possible for the New York club to get grounds outside the city limits for Sunday games. I believe that the sentiment In favor of Sunday base ball is growfng and that before many years all the clubs will be playing games on Sunday. Base ball is a clean, honest, manly sport. Watching a game is not degrading nor demoralizing, and is as Innocent a pastime as can be found. Of course, niany good people desire to spend the Sabbath otherwise than in looking at a game of ball. These have n perfect.rlght to do so. But there is another class who work every day In the week, mid never have an opportunity to see a game, and who believe that spending a couple of hours in the afternoon at a ball game is no sin. I think sunli people should have the right to see a game If they desire." §AD Poor digestion often canses of the heart's action. This may b* mistaken for real, orga disease. The symptoms Are much tbe There is bowet-era vast difference bet™ the two: organic beaft disease ts of teft! cnraHe : apparent he^rt disease is can if good digestion be restored. ! - . A case in point is quoted from the j Era, of Oreensbnrg, lad. ilrs. Ellen r som, Jfewpoint, Intl., a woman , - vears old, had suffered for four years cHstressing stomach trouble. The generated by the indigestion pressed on a heart, and caused an ^regularity of tion. She had mnch paJii in' her. st and heart, and was subject tofrSqaentj eerere choking spells, which were set-ere at night. Doctors were tr vain : the patient became worse, de ent, and feared impending death. gling against evil habits, and they want foul strike number In the League stat- IPS was brought into piny and led to ticks that would have been avoided f the rule was consistent. In a g:ime t National Park between the Senators nd Buck Ewing's Reds. Bill Schrlver stepped from the right-handed batsman's box to the square reserved for the left-handed batsman, and struck at the ball. As Schrlver fulled to hit the ball the umpire didn't cnll him out, which is correct under the rules, though his decision gave rise to an Irate kick from Tom Brown, Mc.lames and McGuire. and other enraged Senators, who formed an ensemble around the home plate and exchanged endearing terms with Carpenter, who umpired the game. The rule says that the batsman is not out on a foul strike unless he hits the ball Into fair ground. But the-case of Bill Lange in a game at Plttsburg caused a kick that brouglft the rule into question. Lange stepped from his box to the left-hander's box, and with his back to the plate whipped out a two-base hit. When the umpire was about to hand down a decision on the play Anson flashed a book of rules and proved Lange was legally entitled to his base. Anson was literally correct, as the rules vaguely says 'batsman's box.' Lange was in the left-hander's box when he made the hit Though he stepped from one side of the plate to the other he was still in the box. The rule, in order to be consistent, should read like this: The batsman is out if he steps across the plate and hits the ball into fair ground, providing his back is turned from the plate." A Hrlllliint Short Stop. William P. Dahlen, the brilliant short stop of the Chicago club, has played with but two teams in his career. He was born in White Plains, N. V., and is iu the vicinity of 27 years old. He started to play ball when he was 16 years of age. His first professional engagement was with (ho Coblesklll team of the New York- State League. That was in 1890, and he stayed there for one year, playing the latter part of the season with the Albanys. That, however, was not a regular engagement, as he simply filled out the season with them. A friend of Anson heard of the little fellow,' who was reputed to be very clever at the game, and, as the Chicagos were greatly in need of good men to strengthen their Infield, Dahlen was signed after short negotiations. He was a great hit •vylth the colts, and one Cone of ffcart Failure. She was much frightened but noticed I. In intervals in which her stomach didt annoy her, her heart's action became m rnal. Reasoning correctly that her digi tioii was alone at fault she procured I proper medicine to treat that trouble a with immediate good results. Herapp came back, the choking spells became lei frequent and'finally ceased. Her weie] which had been greatlv reduced was i stored and she now weighs more than f years. Her blood soon became puree her cheeks rosy. The 'case is of general interest becam the disease is a very common one. others may know the means of cure \ give the name of the medicine used-D, Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. Thei pills contain all the elements necessaryl< give new life and richness to the bloods restore shattered nerves. •Just a Habit. "Strange!" muttered Synnlc. "What?" "Why do they say there is no mor( hope for a man when the docter iim up?" FARMER'S HANDY FEED COOKER. We desire to call our readers' atten< tion to the Farmer's Handy Pea I Cooker, which is sold at the low prlci 1 of $12.50 for 50 gallon capacity. --* — «**«* v.iuu UUU LWU J" " " •" * '* ••«•*.-**.•=». uuu LUCY Wei lit literary clubs. I got from them phys- help - I hav e knelt beside them and I TOT, ™ Juvenatl °n and moral health. have heard them cry for help w^fl helpline 6 the Prlnclple? If God " principles by' which you ma™ ju^ge whether the club where you are a member, or the club to which you have been invited, is a legitimate or an illegitimate club house First of all, I want you to test the club by its influences on home, if you have a home. I have been told by a prominent gentleman In club life that three-fourths of the members of the great clubs of these cities are married men. That wife soon loses her influence over her husband who nervouslv and foolishly looks upon all evening absence as an assault on domesticity How are the great enterprises of and literature and beneficence then we have risen, and he has put one hand on my right shoulder, and the other hand on my left shoulder, and looked into my face with an infinity of earnestness which the judgment day will have no power to make me forget as he cried out with his lips scorched in ruin, "God help me!" For such there is no help except in the Lord God Almighty. I am going to make a very stout rope. You know that sometimes A Japanese Jolly. Base ball has invaded Japan, and to art and publlc weal to be carried on if every man is to have his world brnmrt^i * world bounded on one side by his front door-step, and ou the other side by his back window knowing nothing higher than his Own attic, or nothing lower than his own cellar? That wife who becomes jeal ous of her husband's attention to art or literature, or religion, or charity is breaking her own sceptre of conjugal power. I know an Instant «,!,„„„ _ an Instance where a was wife thought that her husband giving too many nights to Christian service, to charitable service to nrav er meetings, and to religious'convoca- tion. She systematically decoyed him away until now he attends no church and is on a rapid way to destruction' his morals gone, his money gone and' I fear, his soul gone. Let any Christian' wife rejoice when her husband conse crates evenings to the service of God or to charity, or to art. or to anything elevated; but let not home life to club life, rilege. angels Ing;" like the ..Travelers' Club, the Blossom Club, the Palette Club, the Commercial CluD, the Liberal Club the Stable Gang Club, the Amateur Boat Club, the gambling clubs, the wine clubs, the clubs of all sizes, the clubs of all morals, clubs as good as can be and clubs as bad as bad can be clubs' Innumerable. During the day they are comparatively lazy places. Here and there an aged man reading a newspaper, or an employe dusting a sofa or a clerk writing up the accounts- 'but whgicthe curtain pf the night fails on the natural day, when the curtain of • the club-bou,se hoists for the entertainment, Let us hasten uj>, 'now, the' marble stairs, What an Imperial hallway! Seel here are parlors, on the side, with the upholstery of the gremlin and the Tulllerles; and here 'are dining halls that challenge you to mention any lux- lon an usu nw of his affections and ury that they cannot afford; and here he bas m arrled it, and he Is guilty of are galleries with sculpture, and paint- raor - al b| g an >y. Under this process tho ings, and • lithographs, and drawings wl(e ' whatever her features, becomes from the best of artists-, Cropsey, and un 'nterestlng and homely He Bterstadt and Church, and Harl £J critical of her, does not 1 ke t 8 QiffOTdT-plctvre* for every mood, ? oe * not like the way she arranges he Whether you are Impassioned or pJac- halr ' '« amazed that he ever was so ,,« Jd! shipwreck, or sunlight over the romantic as to offer her hand and pea; Sheridan's Ride, or the noonday hear ^ She Is always wantine mnn« v party 9 ( the farmers under the trees; *>°ney, when she oughTto S <U~ ° men sacrifice . I can point out to you a great many names of men who are guilty O f this sac- They are <ts genial as at the club house, and gen- as ugly as sin at home. They are erous on all subjects of wine suppVs yachts, and fast horses, but they are stingy about the wife's dress and the ,M,H,.^, S h oes> That man has ^J *"' ' be a healthful recrea- whlch a rope maker will take very small threads and wind them together until after a while they become ship cable And I am going to take some very small, delicate threads, and wind them together until they make a very stout rope. I will take all the memories of the marriage day, a thread of laughter a thread of light, a thread of music, a thread of banqueting, a thread of congratulation, and I twist them together, and I have one strand. Then I take a thread of the hour of the first advent in your house, a thread of the darkness that preceded, and a thread of the light that followed, and a thread of the beautiful scarf that little child used to wear when she bounded out at eventide to greet you, and then a thread of the beautiful dress in which you laid her away for the resurrection. And then I twist all these threads together, and I have another strand. Then I take a thread of the scarlet robe of a suffering Christ, and a thread of the white raiment of your loved ones before the throne, and a string of the harp cherubic, and a string of Ihe harp seraphic, and I twist them all together, and i have a third strand. "Oh!" you say, "either strand is strong enough to hold" fast a world." No. I will take these strands, and I will twist them together, and one end of that rope I will fasten! not to the communion table, for It shall be removed— not to the pillar of the organ, for that will crumble In the ages, but I wind it 'round and 'round the cross of a sympathizing Christ, and having fastened one end of the rope to the cross. I throw the other end to you. Lay hold of It! Pull for your life! Pull for heaven! such an extent that the Tokio Athletic Association has written to President James A. Hart for rules and suggestions relative to the furthering of the American national game in the land of the Mikado. Last summer a lively little gentleman attended several games at League Park, Chicago, in the company of Mr. Hart and showed the keenest interest in and appreciation of the contests. He was Tora Hiraoka, of Tokio, Japan, and he explained then that base ball already had been introduced into his country, displaying two or three crooked fingers as indisputable evidence that he himself had a!- WILLIAM H. DAHLEN. of the first m^n on the team that brought about the name of Colts. He was signed in the fall of 1890, and played his first game in a Chicago uniform in the spring of 18D1. He was originally a third baseman, but was played at short by Anson, and has not since left that position for more one game. He is of an erratic disposition, and, while sober and care- | also having Sock TnThealthy condl- I nil in his habits, is a hard man to control. tion, preventing hog cholera among 1 your hogs, and insuring the hens lay-J mg freely during the winter months] when eggs are always wanted at higH prices. This Cooker will pay for itself m one week's time and is without I ready played the gam. He said he I easVern Gives Houifli a Little Po There are some people who rush into , ,, • print without stopping to examine the 11, . th ? best and cheapest on the subject they wish to discuss. An who • ppliei to the Empire Manufactur- mensely popular among the Japanese when once generally introduced. Shiftleas Kiobedanz. Tim Humane is authority for the statement that Pitcher Kiobedanz is point which is bothering many base ball cranks is how in a four- trip schedule a team can play two games in each series with every team, in which case each woulc 176 games instead of the stipulated * be obtained. They are made in all t may . sizes directors say they will not sign him until next spring, as they were given trouble enough last summer for signing him at his own terms. As Kloby The Laplander*. like number at home. Seven not being divisible by four in such a way as to permit'of the playing of two games in each series, arrangements may be made in some cases whereby eight will be played on one ground and six on the other. In the majority of instances however, the schedule will be so arranged that on three of the trips two games will be played, and on the fourth and last only one." The point is not bothering base ball cranks who have taken the trouble to investigate. In the first place the different teams are not going to make four visits each season to each city It is true that they will make four trips each way, but they will only play half the cities of each division on each rip. They will p !ay three games one trip and four on the other. Seven games in each city means fourteen games with each club, and this multiplied by eleven gives the schedule of U4 games. There will b e no trouble A Kalny Day. Talented Boy—"Papa, may I get my •)aints, and paint a picture?" Practical Father—"Not now, my son; :>ut you may get some lime and whitewash the cellar." FOR THIRTY DAYS. A Liberal Offer to Sufferers of Rheumatism and Other Diseases. "5 Drops" is a remedy for rheumatism, neuralgia, catarrh, la grippe and k ndred ailments. The manufacturers or o Drops have many letters from those restored to health by the use of a BaBipi"^' ° f Whicl1 the fol l°win« 1» Buena Vista, Ore. September 21, 1897, Rheumatic Cure Co., Chl» Swanson cago, i has cured SfBUfferepay 0 " 18810 ^ 1 l ° 'hpse Yours respectfully, houses is a library, "vkw'yrt JwTlU»ok£ I mejl*™,, ^^s*^^ ™™ «* -"JUS • ana Qu,t there are gentle- Joined pf wfeom stay ten ' Stay jnaijy hpurs. Sojne O jI .W4J1 fronj luxuriant homes, and, ( alive, the flog , . . tfre lub-feoiwe, ffcese are frqm =- nVft ?°T? where VC8 dome8tl ° 8 ma *» years, ««d be ue still Fjne guzzler, bia Cloy reduced, jRipeina m n oLT^«.fn°n OUt0ftheTempleCu P SChedUle Sh ° uld be an improvement - i money and SHOO AYtt*n r.~ i.._ -. - nvo» fv.~ «t,i ±. . i*"»*-"ioiii rni i -- — -wwjiAi on c^V| and were on foreign grounds forTlZ I and P*o*P«r 8? eveTo^er* W " aMf .---, ...tuvi OUVHJSO. I agaiUSl. it WaH hnnnrl K,, ^r, , rtctfinA nil a * * •* *«»« - • "• ,7 WIUC1. Industrial resources, no art, no olhe? short of funds and a hm-?v ? iy ~ "uccesslve games will be play-ad commerce than that ™M,.V, ,,. "„ " . " ' . mnaa ana d hu W for advance in one citv undo.- H IQ 0 ^^..,. i "„. flshprioa «r thoi_ i. ,— ' "' ineir i »*wi at wnen SSS&5. .othSU'C 1 ""-' a " ""— verted about two centuries ago TiCtt nrrtnaa/1 -Hm-~~ *' *? v * Performance was u^ | Eastern' secUonTT ln"£.° wit*' Itrnutjr Is MIoort Deep. okes a clean skin. N« blood^^^-^^yCatU^ iaiiftv tn n»hi,v, »u •—"MBBI. i-v« naf MBit Beagon. w*..,^,.,, .1 ,, — JICOL, tt i»;- .»-""= j «"iu">uu anu Keeps it clean bv " «h * * they were «>«- ——. Western section will be battling in the S- u * ?»' the lttzv liv «- anddV.vlniraU'lS * moral religion are concerned, devotion die memory. 9 atoned to this . Laplander who know* "Treijxmd* to a to itac twWfe," except what I I the ^S^^^i^lS^l

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