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QUIT YOU I|p lpS!
REV. E. P. IM'EHSOLL-'S ADVICE IN
A SERMON FOR NEW
REACHED TO BUSINESS MEN.
fIE TELLS HOW TO START ARIGHT
AND HOW TO KEEP
PROMPTNESS AND INDUSTRY,
economy, C"_.eer_nlne__ ami Cleaull
i_-8-_ Are Also Characteristic
of the Mot-el Man.
Rev. Edward P. Ingersoll. D* D.,
preached a sermon for the new year
to business men at the Park Congre
gational church yesterday morning
from Proverbs, xxii., 29; "Seest thou
a man diligent In his business, he shall
stand before king., he shall not stand
before mean m,en." Dr. Ingersoll said:
The New Year is at hand! While we are in
the vestibule, and before we enter the door of
1896 1 am -eager to speak a few helpful ana
cheering words to the business men who wor
-.hin here A man cannot start aright unless
he has a manly spirit. Hut lie needs more, j
and it is of that I wish to speak. A genuine
purpose is the battery. Kight habits are the
wires that utilize the "genuine purpose.
The great majority of you are young men.
The formation of habits is easier to you than
to these older ones, but no man who is alert,
and belongs to the present, is too old to form
new habits or to improve good ones already
formed. I am to discourse upon business hab
its, but can touch upon only a few of the
more prominent ones. The first we name is j
It was said of one of the prime ministers j
of England that "he had the constant spirit
and manner of one who, having lost an hour
in the beginning of the day, was striving all
the rest of the twelve to overtake it."
There are many such people in the world,
busy enough when once at it. but always be
s*_o_v in;. s.oi-io cos no„ '3ui- "*ns vi puii
away with a good will, but who carry a sort
of hesitancy with them. They are like the
hunter who fires just as the bird is out of
range. This habit of prompness Is of vital ;
importance to you. The man who does not I
promptly work— who does "not keep his busi- j
ness engagements to the hour— to the minute, j
is dragging an anchor which hinders him i
from riding upon the full tide of prosperity. <
Cultivate then the habit of promptness,
promptness in thought, promptness in study,
promptness in work. Promptness in getting to
your place of business. promptness in the
whole round of hand life, head life and heart
life. Let your time table upon every day In
the seven be like that of a well-managed rail
way, and you have hit the mark.
The second characteristic we name is in
dustry. "Certainly," you say, "we need to be
industrious." Very well. Let us see what it
is. Here is a man hustling about from morn
ing till night, as if 10,000 men were waiting
for him. He is active, he is diligent, he is
busy but he is not industrious. He walks i
briskly and he talks correctly, but he is sim
ply a hustler. He putters from morning un- i
til night, but accomplishes nothing. Go to i
his home If you find thrift there, it is be- '
cause he has a "better half." His good wife I
quickened by the necessities of her lot, stands !
nobly in her Place ". He may be a well-mean- ;
__?,. L ,n a *?. a above reproach In morals, a I
™£ kindly clever" man (clever as Am <- -
cans use the word). But these are very small.
The trouble with him is, he nas never learned
to accomplish anything; never learned to
make his work tell. His mind is always busy?
but in a maze. He is like one that '
"BEATETH THE AIR."
He has never learned to shut out th.
iSTtT bend f Se' *__
c^ e i:\^e%uirn d am C Jd a f S Th q e Ui^a b n e, o7 ___ !
guild is a "busy-body." A very keen man Un
his own esteem). He is active, but in every
body':, business save his own. He spends
three-fourths of hiS energies in finding "v? I
the plans of his competitors, and. trying to
circumvent them. To such men belong the
injunction which PaUl in his epistle to Titus
home to the young woman, "Be keepers at
There is still another class claiming in
dustry. They are men who imagine them
selves skilled in every department of trade
and employment. They volunteer their coun- ,
sel to the merchant, they suggest to the law-
y *? r; thc-y instruct the editor; they can tell I
the farmer and the gardener a great many
vluable things. In short, they tell everybody
'how to do It," and how to earn and keep
money, but never do it themselves. Our hero
has so busied himself in the affairs of others
that he thinks himself one of the most pros
perous and important members of the com- j
munity, and, strange to say, hardly seems to '
realize that he is not doing a flourishing !
business. Young men, beware of this kind
of "industry." Shun it. If you wish to !
prosper and bless the world, do not become an '
There Is a third class of men, brisk, com- '
petent, diligent (when business is at hand), '
but they make it the exception and recreation !
the rule. "Work and play" is the right mot
to, but they take pleasure for their chief j
employment, and after a little they go down >
before the pressure of some crisis, and their
misfortune is charged over to "hard times."
The hard times found the weakness; did not
It would be a long task to describe the va
rious types and phases of business men who
falsely claim to be industrious. A man with
open eyes and attentive ears will soon get
lessons of warning and if wisdom.
Now "or the industrious man. It is he who
makes a plan and then holds definitely in
mind what he has to do. Every painter and
every sculptor has his model, and by the
model he governs every stroke of the brush
or the chisel. So it is with genuine indus
try. It sees the whole day work as one: it
begins at the beginning and goes- on orderly.
Gen. Sherman did not start upon his ad
venturous march toward the seaboard until
he had planned the whole campaign. Each
day's march and each army corps were in his
designs. He ordered tils and that in order
to accomplish something else in advance. So
the industrious man maps his life's campaign
and moves by his plan, climbing hills, pon- |
tooning streams, conquering foes and bend- \
ing their energies into help; trusting in the !
munitions which., his Great Captain supplies !
until he reaches the sea that is waveless and
INDUSTRY, NOT GENIUS.
It is industry, not genius, that has quick
ened the world. Industry! It is the hand by
which God passes down to us our best tilings. '
It is the philosopher's stone which turns alt j
it touches into gold. It is the Northwest
passage that brings the merchantman by a I
nearer path. It is the submarine cable which '
binds the hemispheres. It is the garment of :
railroad warp and woof of telegraphic wires
which covers the land. It is the spirit of the
Highest who sleeps not: ".My Father work
eth hitherto, and i work." It is an enduring
flame in angelic life, for "they rest not day
nor night." It is the grace that fills .11
graces, and bears as though the gates. "To
him that overcometh" is the promise "Spirit
ual activity is victory.". "He that endureth
to the end shall be saved."
We pass now to another characteristic and j
commend a spirit of cheei fulness. The world j
of business and the world of letters are con- j
stantly jostled and stung by cross men.
Cress because they are selfish autocrats.
The sunbeam without any noise will make
the traveler throw oil his cloak, while the
blustering winds of winter only make him
draw it the closer about him. A cheerful po
liteness, a hearty kindness is lighting our
neighbor's candle; we lose nothing, he gains i
If we would be happy we must grace every j
hour of life with a thankful, contented spirit.
Happiness is not a single gem of surpassing
worth. It is a cluster of little gems; it is !
using the little moments aright. It is using
the eyes, the nerves, the muscles, the hand ;
for genial help. Let no one of us trample
under foot the little opportunities to cheer
others. Let us not be enamored of worldly
prospects or privileges far away which rush
us, steel-shod, over the hearts we should
cheer. There is a garden of roses and sweet
_pices all about us that will give answer to
the sunlight of cheerfulness. We pantingly
strain after happiness as if it were far away
when it is always close at hand, ready to
pour Its fresh, merry rills through our hearts.
We pass to another characteristic of the
Model .Man. It is cleanliness. It takes in the
whole range of body, mind and soul. Nature
and grace both abhor the unclean. Nature
covers the decaying log with a green cushion
of moss. It sends its rains to wash the trees
and fields, and oven presents us the little
mole which digs and burrows in the earth,
as a model of neatness. It has passed into a
proverb: "As sleek as a mole."
And grace demands it. Into the gates of
paradise the unclean shall not enter.
Another characteristic of our model man is
economy. "Gather up the fragments that re
main that nothing be lost," said our Savior—
and it was an injunction for every department
ef life. Carry it Into business. ;-.'.>
V • ECONOMY OP TIMS. ,
First. Let ns have economy of time. Tin**" '
_____ ____• swiftly he speeds! "He knows
not .the weight 'of sleep or weariness, and
night's deep darkness has no chain to bind
his rushing pinions." And yet how elabor
ately men throw it away! What strange de
vices for killing it! '•Killing time?" As if
it were an enemy and not a friend. Time can
not be harmed, It flies with too quick a wing,
but it flies to the recording angel.
Time wears heavily upon men, because they
do not use it. To be sure, we are not made
to be always digging and delving, but they
who are lead a happier life than the Idler.
The grimy workman of the coal mine, meas
uring out his days 1,000 feet under ground,
away from the sunlight and the green earth,
is a happy, contented man compared with him
who lolls In luxurious ease. The butterfly
does very well for a few summer days, but
give me the toiling bee. True, we are made
'for rest as well as work, and true economy of
time demands rest. Labor gives a relish for
rest, and' rest a zest for labor. -Let us hear
the call, "From labor to refreshment;" "from
refreshment to labor."
; Again: Have economy In expenses. You
have no right to be a prodigal of time or
money. There are two kinds of spendthrifts.
The on-.* who does it deliberately, and the
other who does It thoughtlessly. The former
is of that class of young America that is very
fearful of being thought stingy, mean. He
lives in the present; provides for the present;
is careless of the future. ills is the Epicurean
creed. "Let us live while we live." lie would
cherish, highly cherish the esteem of the no
ble and the pure, but his scruples and good
resolutions are like the morning dew, when
some witless companion throws a taunt at
him. Does ho desire to better life? Are his
morning resolutions strong for that? Tho
passing day unbridles passion and away it
goes trampling under foot every manly desire
and good resolution. While I despise the
moan stinginess that locks every farthnig in
the miser's coffer— l have a righteous indig
nation against the young man who squanders
his money for butterfly gauds and killing in
dulgences under the brutish delusion that It
I said there are two kinds of prodigals.
The one I have described. In the other class
are I the thoughtless ones. This is a sample
of their reasoning: "My salary Is $500. I can
afford to spend $r>. I can afford $10 for that.
I can aff _,*_ $20 for the other," and forgets
that all oi them together are more than he
can afford. This is what the logicians call
the "fallacy of composition." Reasoning that
because we can separately afford expenses,
therefore we acn afford all of them combined.
Have financial system about - your income;
have it in your business; have it in your
home; have it in your church; not that you
may give less, but more. "Gather up the
fragments, that nothing be lost."
Another characteristic is honesty, integrity.
"An honest man's the noblest work of God."
This legend is true if you take it in- its
fullest meaning— not otherwise.
AN HONEST MAN.
He is not an honest man who for policy's
sake refrains from cheating and defrauding.
He only is an honest mn who is so from
principle. "Honesty is the best policy," but
(I repeat It) he who deals honestly for policy's
sake is not an honest man. I pray you men
of business have integrity of purpose and
honesty of heart and hand, because they are
You who are young in business experience
and the knowledge of men have little con
ception of the deceit and fraud that are prac
ticed even in this enlightened land; covertly
and closely are they wrought into the tex
ture of almost every line of trade. They are
infused into social life; they poison the very
foundations of political life. Yes, they some
times reach up and stain the robe of ermine.
Men openly praise themselves, and get the
praise of others, for what is called "shrewd
ness," "keenness," "foresight," when they
have, been practicing the meanest deceit for
which they should be banished to some "Van
Diemen's Land." """ "-
Outwardly and perhaps legally honest, but
heartily corrupt. I shudder when I think of .
the enticements which are leading our youth
within reach of this giant's grasp. Would
to God some voice of warning more potent
than man's could reach the ear, fix the mind
and kindle the heart of every young American
so that he would scorn the bribes, though
they seem in angelic hands, and planting
himself upon the rock of honor and integ
rity, swerve not one iota in word or deed.
While the outer man Is calm, let the inner
man cry: "Come one! Come all! This rock
shall fly from its firm base as soon as I."
There is a time of trial before some of you.
You will perhaps fall In with employers who
will lead a step in dishonesty. Your plain
truthfulness may excite the laughs and Jeers
of your comrades. The employer may say,
"You will get over your scruples by and by,"
and then, hemmed In, you are likely to be
borne away by the current. You quiet the
voice cf conscience by some opiate of expe
diency; by the instruction of adepts that your
mother's counsel, your father's plain hon
esty, the voice of your conscience; the im
pulses of your better nature, all founded on
God's word, are things you ought to get
over, and until you do so you can never be
a man. In God's name I warn you against
the first steps to dishonesty. Determine to
succeed by being a man of strict integrity.
Starve rather than defraud by word or deed.
Should some earthquake heave and rend
and sink this continent till ocean should meet
ocean, burying wealth and civilization in
one common ruin, better, far better, would it
be than that our land should be swept by
a flood of dishonesty and fraud, if it take
away no more than our virtue. For what are
civilization and refinement? What are gold
and science and art among brutes, and be
reft of virtue, what else are men?
QUIT YOU LIKE MEN.
Sirs! Your country and the church of
Christ to which it owes its life and growth
are for you. A noble heritage! Christendom,
yea; angels look down ! Saints and your
Heavenly King are beholding you! Come
forth to your grand inheritance with a vir
tuous heart Shall the heroism and purity
of our sires and grandsires; shall the blood
of fallen heroes, crying from the earth, not
quicken us to manly life? Think of the times
in which you live! of the destiny to which
you are called; of the glory to which you
may ascend, and "Quit you like men."
There open before me other characteris
tics such as purity of lip, purity of life, de
cision of character, but searching and naming
and building ever so high does not make the
temple of manhood. Its morality, its purity.
its honesty, if they would be beyond the hand
of ruin, must have their supply from the
fount that flows "fast by the throne of
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PRESS CLUB ANNUAL.
Nomination of Officers Were Made
at Yesterday's Meeting-.
The annual meeting- of the Press club
for the nomination of officers was held
yesterday afternoon at theclub rooms.
Some thirty members were present,
and aside from the nominations but
little business was transacted. The
annual election will take place Thurs
day next from 3 to 5 o'clock p. m., and
the tellers will be Win Powers and
Victory Smalley. The nominations
were made unanimously, and were as
President, George W. Dodds; first
vice president, Ira C. Tichnor; second
vice president, A. R. Fenwick; record- i
ing secretary, John J. Ryder; financial
secretary. H. P. Hall; treasurer, A. M.
Knox. Directors, from which seven |
are to be chosen, John E. King, E. V. i
Smalley, O. H. Rask, A. J. Braver, Hen- j
ry A. Castle, -Edward Richards, Fred j
L. Sexius, Soren Listoe, Col. Keatley, J.
M. Hawkes, George F. Gifford, Stephen
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NATIONS HAVE CALVARIES,
AND MAY GO TO RATTLE AS TO
MARTYRDOM— NOT A TIME TO
FOR ONE NATION TO FORCE WAR
To Gratify Vain Glory or Self-inter
est Is Murder— Possible Peace
Rev. S. M. Crothers, well-nown in St.
Paul, now pastor of the First Parish
Church of Cambridge, Mass., made the
relations of the United States and
Great Britain the subject of his sermon
last Sunday. He said:
In the Christmas story there are two
scenes. One is purely and beautifully
ideal. To simple shepherds in the night
comes a vision of angels, the heavens
glow with soft, mysterious radiance,
and then they hear the music of the
song triumphant "Peace on earth,
good will to men." Beautiful symbol
of the world's aspiration, entrancing j
dream of innocent souls! And then
we catch a glimpse of the other scene. j
We see not shepherds, with upturned
faces, gazing into the untroubled Syr
ian sky and listening to words of peace,
but we look down upon city streets and
into palace courts. And there we see
the clash of interests and conflict of
ambitions; angry passions are at work,
and there are muttered threats, and
over all a vague forboding. While
guileless shepherds believe that the age
of peace has come, "Herod is troubled
and all Jerusalem with him."
Which shall be the theme for this
Christmastide? A week ago I should
have chosen the rapture of the shep
herds. Today it were but mockery to
ignore the trouble of the city and of
the state. But on the other hand, shall
we ignore the prophetic song of peace?
God forbid! Never do we so need to
strain our ears to catch its words of
promise, never do we so need to attune
our ears to its distant melody, as when
the air about us is filled with menace
and with clamor.
There is a time for everything, a time
to speak, and a time to keep silent.
There is a time when to speak of peace
is weakness. Vain is it to cry "Peace,
peace, when there is no peace." There
are times when an imperious destiny
leaves no choice. Nations have their
Calvaries and go to battle as to mar
tyrdom. The cup is given them and
they must drink to the very dregs. At
such times there is but one way possi
ble, and that is right onward. It is
not the time then to count the cost or
to ask whither. There are times when
Wisdom shuts her eyes and grasps
hands with Folly and plunges Into the
abyss, which Wisdom knows cannot
now be avoided. There are times when"
Prudence, with daring scorn of conse
! quences, leaps into the place of danger,
knowing that in the supreme crisis "it
is man's perdition to be safe." There
are times when Love herself grows
stern and unrelenting. Pitiless priest
ess, she sacrifices her dearest ones on
the inviolable altar.
That is war! and when in such a
spirit a nation enters into it, it is im
becility to talk of retreat. War is an
evil, the most dreadful that can befall;
but there are times when it cannot be
avoided without the sacrifice of a prin
ciple dearer than life itself. At such a
time, to a devoted . people, it becomes
as terrible and yet as sacred as the
cross on which Jesus died. And when,
enduring to the end, peace comes again
amid desolate homes and ruined indus
tries, the nation does not murmur. As
in the conflict it. does not relent, so
when all is over it does not repent, but
cries, "I came from martyrdom into this
peace." • lv
But when war is not something en
dured as the martyr endures, in de
fense of a principle great enough and
clear enough to justify the misery it
entails, what is it? For a nation to en
dure war in defense of a principle nec
essary to its life is martyrdom. For a
nation to force war on another to grat
ify* vain glory or self-interest is mur
der. For a nation, with recklessness
which it mistakes for courage, to rush
into war unprepared, is suicide. For
a nation in a grave crisis to indulge in
boasts and bluster is insanity. >.' r y-
Let me not be misunderstood. This 'is
not the place nor time in which to ex
.press an opinion as to the position ta
ken by our government In the present
crisis. There is a conflict in the policies
of this country and Great Britain, and
the president is conscious of the grave
possibilities and dangers involved in
it. He has stated his own position with
clearness. But this conflict of govern
mental policies does not of itself mean
war. It is the spark, but a conflagra
tion does not result unless the spark
falls upon inflammable material. Of
this we may be sure, that if the peace
of the world depended on the will of
its responsible rulers, there would be
nothing to fear. Statesmen, when left
alone, find a way of settling their dif
ficulties peacefully, or of leaving them
unsettled till they are forgotten. That
nations have conflicting claims and in
terests is the commonplace of diplo
macy; and diplomatists know that it
is possible for the relations between na
tions to be greatly strained without
breaking. It is their one endeavor to
gain their ends without quite coming
to the breaking point.
The danger is not from the govern
ment, but from the people, for it is the
passion of the people which makes war
possible. The firmest and the wisest
statesmanship is at the merccy of a
popular upheaval, which forces hasty
action, where wise counsel is needed.
Here are forces not easily calculable,
whose pressure, when once they move,
is irrisistible. No matter how wise the
pilot, or how steady his hand, or how
clearly he conceives his course, all is
in vain if the vessel no longer obeys
the helm. And that is what happens
when a sudden passionate impulse
seizes a whole people. To avert such
a catastrophe is the first duty of every
patriot in a time like this. It matters
not what may be his conviction as to
the merits of the questions at issue,
his first effort must be to have these
questions considered . with calmness
and reason. - r \ - -■""'•' -. .'-.\'~' .' ' ;•
Today we are asking what are the
real sentiments of our people? That
they are ready to make any sacrifice
in the defense of the national integri
ty, of this there can be no doubt. But
are they wise and as patient as they
are brave? What are the prevailing
passions and the dominant ideas of
the masses of the people from the
Atlantic to the Pacific? What is the
American ideal of the "true grandeur
of nations?" What do the people ad
mire, and what kind of heroes do they
worship?" A new generation has arisen
since the civil war; does it look back
on that struggle and see it in pathetic
and terrible reality, or does it. with
shallow blasphemy invoke its heroes
and martyrs when it indulges in a bel
icose bluster as weak as it is criminal?
This generation has been studying the
lives of two men— Lincoln and Napo
leon. Which does it admire and which
will it most readily follow? Is Lincoln,
calm, patient, and yet courageous,
pleading for peace, and yet faithful un
til .death, still the man who truly rep
resents the plain people of the land?
If so, then not only the honor but the
peace of our country is secure. When
a great nation, without offensive arro
gance, and "with malice toward none, '
plants itself on a principle which it
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thoroughly understands, that i princi
ple will be respected. But is it possi
ble that Napoleon? has . among our
younger generation more worshippers
than Lincoln? Is .the blood of our
young men stirred when for a moment
our country speaks with a master
ful tone, and, does that seem in it
self something glorious? Do vague
and grandiose sugegstion of conquest
loom up in their imaginations, and are
they quick to follow those who would
realize them? Do great masses of the
people feel that the' best way of show
ing their love of their . country is by
hatred of all others? If so, then there
is the destructive force which our
statesmen can evoke by a word, but
which they may find themselves pow
erless to control.
The expressions of hasty and intem
perate feeling which have come from
all parts of the land in the last few
days make one fear that the spirit is
more rife than any one, a little while
ago, would have imagined. But I do
not believe we have yet heard the real
voice of the people. . When it comes it
will come with stern rebuke to the fool
ish clamor of those who glorify war for
its own sake. Our real confidence is in
the sanity of the masses of the people,
who will refuse to be forced into any
act without due deliberation.
. This is the time for all those who be
lieve in the possibility of a peaceful so
lution to speak out. The people of
America and the people of England do
not hate each other; let us make that
so evident that none can doubt it. We
glory in a common tradition, we share
a common religion, we respond to the
same influences and the same ideals.
We are bound together so closely by
the ties of commerce that what injures
one injures the other. A war for glory
or for advantage would be impossible;
neither would have anything to gain
by the conflict". The magnitude of the
disaster is that which makes it seem in
credible. . *i •
But even if this crisis passes quickly
away it has revealed a danger which
lies at the very heart of our civilization
itself. It reveals the fact that there are
uneasy multitudes to whom a long peace
seems dull, and to whom peaceful ac
tivity seems sordid and unheroic. There
is a vast amount of aboriginal, untamed
force yet in the world. It craves excite
ment and adventure, it is ambitious of
personal distinction, it delights in con
flict. So long as war seems the one
field for heroic ■ activity, and peace is
identified with the timid and dull, the
militant impulse will dominate. It is in
vain to trust to the motive of fear to
repress it, for danger is its incentive.
Some people can easily be made afraid,
but other people cannot, and these are
the natural rulers of the world.
The great need of our time is to in
spire the people with great ideas; to
show them that .peace has its opportuni
ties for heroism, its thrilling struggles,
its mighty achievements. We must
show them what civilization means,
what sacrifices it demands, what disci
pline and what courage Warfare be
tween nation and nation and between
man and man is not necessary to call
our most, strenuous and chivalrous ac
tivity. : .v**v»- : •:-:•
True civilization brings with it a sense
of solidarity. There" is a contest in
which , civilized nations are uniting
which brings them face to face with a
common enemy. That enemy is found
in the evil conditions which threaten
the well being of all alike.
- This struggle demands union in ef
fort, and it demands peace as its condi
tion. How shall we lessen the evils of
poverty? How shall we insure to the
laborer a fair share in the rewards of
his own toil? How shall we deal with
criminal instincts and eliminate their
poison from the body of society? How
shall we govern our great cities which
are at once our pride and despair?
When we once ask these questions we
see that England and America form but ■
one great community. Our real dang
ers are the same, and men on both sides
of the Atlantic are striving for the same
great ends. Here is the field for the
most inspiring activity. When we seek
help in any social reform, to whom do
we look but to our brothers beyond the
sea? In the same way the new democ
racy which there is beginning to rule
looks to us as to those who have suc
ceeded in the experiments which it in
sists on trying also. And when the cry
of outraged humanity comes from the
far East, and we look for some power
adequate to the task of helping the peo
ple there oppressed, our appeal to Eng
land is not an appeal to a foreign pow
er, but the appeal to a brother. Is it
possible that in a few days all this
should be so changed- that we should,
gloat over those Eastern complications
which embarrass her position?
Surely we have come to a time when
those ideas of national "honor" that
obscure the thought of humanity must
be seen to be unworthy of a great peo
ple.- Are we anxious that the world
should respect- us; and does the only
way to receive? that respect seem to us
to be rushing headlong into some war
which shall test our powers? That is
not what the world doubts; that is not
where it suspects weakness in us. What
brings shame to the true American is
the fact that it is so easy to call out
brave words against another nation,
and that it is so -hard to awaken men
to the dangers ! which threaten us from
within. Physical courage is plentiful
enough ; moral courage is, alas, too
rare. The needed reforms in our states
and cities await this strong, persistent
moral courage which alone can cleanse
the stains on our national reputation.
It is time that we should awake to our
real needs, and i give ourselves with
whole-hearted r devotion to our real
work. When we do we shall not be in
a hurry to attack our natural allies.
In the Old Testament we read that
when Nehemiah was engaged in con
structive work in Jerusalem, a chal
lenge came for him to go down to the
plain below to engage in controversy
with his adversaries. But Nehemiah
answered with stalwart common sense,
"I am doing a great work, so that I
cannot come down; why should the
work cease while I leave it, and come
down to you?"'
That is the answer that I believe will
come from the people of England and
America .when they have time to make
themselves felt. It is the answer of in
dustrialism to militarism; it is the an
swer of civilization to. the passions of
barbarism. ;> V.- ; -*:**
It is not a sordid plea, this plea for
peace* that comes today. It is not dic
tated by personal fears, or by mere
sentimentality. It is the plea of every
one engaged in constructive work for
the welfare of humanity. The two Eng
lish-speaking nations are fitted to be
the leaders in that . new civilization
which is coming whenever men are
ready for it. The work before them is
a common work, it is, of all things, the
most inspiring. Why should the work
cease, and why should we be suddenly
eager to destroy what we have so slow
ly and at such cost been building up?
Again. let me say, if the time should
come when war between kindred na
tions is absolutely inevitable, then that
which can no i longer be escaped must
be accepted fortitude. But let no
man-speak Hg-htfer of the possibilities,
nor appeal to**..-*- passions which may
bring us to the tragic : moment which
all good- men must endeavor to avert.
WjlE GOUfITY ALIVE.
ENTHUSIASTIC CONVENTION AT
HINCKLEY IN THE INTEREST
REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS.
INTERESTING ADDRESSES DELIV
ERED BY A NUMBER INTER
ESTED IN THE WORK.
A PERMANENT ORGANIZATION.
* - '_ ' ' \ : - '■■- <
F. L. Demi'**), of SamlMtone. I. Chosen
President, aud -M. S. Collins,
The convention held at Hinckley last
Saturday for the purpose of organiz
ing an immigration associatin for Pine
county was largely attended.A number
of citizens from St. Paul, Minneapolis
and other points in counties adjoin-*
ing the county of Pine were present.
Addresses were made and the organi
zation was perfected with great en
Perhaps no county in the state opens
its work under more auspicious cir
cumstances than does Pine county,
i one-half of whose area was devastated
I by the fires of a year ago. Up to that
i time the sight of the dense forests
; and luxurious undergrowth would have
i been interesting to the naturalist, but
it was discouraging to the settler. The
J fire, however, did the work of years.
! It consumed the forests and the. un
dergrowth, it prepared the ground for
I the plow, and prospective settlers are
i not slow in appreciating the fact that
| in no part of the country can a man
j secure a farm for so little money, clear
it with so little labor and get profita
. ble returns in so short a time.
The influx of settlers and the sue-
I cesses in every department of farm
| ing during the past year, together
with the favorable propects for the
future, have made every citizen of Pine
| county feel that his bids fair to be
: the banner county of the state. It was
| then with the greatest enthusiasm that
: representative citizens of the county
assembled at the convention. Many
j visitors, prominent in the state and
I intimately associated with immigra-
I tion work in the Northwest, addressed
j the convention. They dwelt emphat
ically upon the possibilities of Pine
county, and maintained that its loca
tion, facilities, soil and climate were
guaranties of its future. D. R. Mc-
Ginnis, secretary of the Northwestern
Interstate Immigration association,
"I am very glad to have the pleasure of
meeting with so many representative citizens
from a section of th. state which I believe to
be on the eve of a great Immigration move
ment, for you have the resources which will,
j under the present conditions, be most rap-
I idly developed in the future.
"The great forests which once covered Pine
county indicate a fertile soil and a climate
j possessing a rainfall which will always as
sure it enough moisture to mature all crops
: in their greatest- perfection. No fears need
i be felt, that injurious drouths will occur
throughout, the pine forest region of the state,
; for the records show that however dry the
! summers may be in the Northwest, there
i will always be ample moisture for the re
quirements of crop production in Pine county,
; and you will find that this fact, as it be
comes known, will prove. to.be one of the
■ strongest attractions for settlers possessed by
i your, section. ,.." " ~. - '
! . "Your. county has, been the scene of great
lumbering operations, but profitable as they |
' have been, you will find that the use of the !
land for farming purposes will be more profit- I
able still. The rich strong clay loam which
nourished the great pine forests will produce j
: the grains . and grasses which go to make j
the most profitable agriculture in their high
"I predict that Northeastern Minnesota is
destined to become the representative dairy- j
ing region of the state. The luxuriance of j
the • clovers, timothy and blue grass, which
seem to spring up almost spontaneously as
the timber is cleared away, the abundance of
streams and springs of cold, pure water, and ;
the nearness of the markets of the Twin j
Cities and of Duluth and Superior, at the j
head of the Great Lakes, all will conspire to
produce the most favorable conditions for
this profitable and growing industry.
"Experience proves that any country that
will grow the tame grasses 13 a good one to
tie to. Yours is especially favored in this
respect. But to maintain pre-eminence in
this respect, a considerable area of your coun
ty must be kept permanently forested. Tim
ber holds the snow which protects the grasses,
and if in time the entire country becomes a
prairie you may expect to see your clime
become 'dryer and the snow swept off the face
of the country, to the injury of the tame
grasses, which I predict will be your great
source of wealth in the future.
"The large number of settlers that have lo
cated "in your county during the past year
Indicate that you are partaking in the great
immigration movement which is setting in
from the East and South to the Northwest,
and the energy shown by you in organizing
so promptly, if followed by active, wise ad- t
vertising work, will assure to you a still
greater share of it. You have the soil, you
have the climate to make a densely settled,
prosperous country. All you need is people
to develop your resources. This movement
which you are organizing here today, if
energetically followed out. will secure the
people needed to develop them.
SECRETARY GROAT'S REMARKS.
P. P. Groat, secretary of the Minnesota j
Slate Immigration association, said:
I Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Con
vention: It is very gratifying to meet this I
large convention of representee citizens of
Pine county assembled to arrange .ways and
means to bring to the attention of intending
settlers the large areas of desirable lands in
the county now awaiting settlement, The ad- .
vantages which this region offers for suc
cess in diversified farming, farm stock rais
ing! and dairying should be placed before the
people in the overcrowded cities and the far
mers throughout the Western, Eastern and
Southern states, Canada and Europe. The
times are exceptionally favorable now for
securing large additions to the farming com
munities here. ,"__''_ , . |
The Southern and Central Western states
are extremely active in their efforts to in
crease the population of those regions, and j
the people of Minnesota should employ every
available mears to notify intending settlers I
of the diversified resources, the healthful cli- j
mate and the many advantages which the j
state offers for new settlement.
" Although the Minnesota State Immigration
association has been organized but four
weeks great progress has been made in or
ganizing county committees auxiliary to. !
the representative of the state executive
committee in each congressional district. In j
the "Fourth, Sixth and Seventh districts more
than two-thirds of the counties have organized j
committees, and active work is going on in
the other districts to perfect county organiza
tions. This, convention of representative men t
furnishes practical evidence of the deep in- j
terest which is being taken to co-operate
in efforts ,to . advertise the opportunities
which the new lands In Minnesota offer for
the . success of settlers in agricultural and
dairying industries. , .''.".';-'■-:, "^ ■•"-.-*- : -. '.-yd-
The State Immigration association has es
tablished headquarters at 309 Jackson street, j
St. Paul, where citizens of the state are in- |
vlted to call and confer on plans to promote i
settlement. It is desirable to collect the names j
and addresses of friends and acquaintances !
residing in other states or in foreign coun
tries and send to headquarters so that pub
lications describing tho natural resources
and the diversified advantages which the state .
offers for settlement can be mailed to them.
By a united effort on the part of the cltl- .
zens of the stte in co-operation with the
state association we can put 100,000 new set
tlers on the agricultural lands of Minnesota
within the next eighteen months, as the sur
plus population In the cities and the farms
renting lands In the older I settled states
show a marked disposition at this time to
go upon new lands and make independent
homes for their families. ._■'_• '...-
MOSES FOLSOM'S ADDRESS.
Moses Folsom, chief of the depart
ment of publicity and promotion of the
Great Northern railway, said, in sub
stance, that the convention should have
but one belief and one desire— a belief
in Minnesota, and a desire for its de
velopment. Emerson said that "Amer
i.a ""--as another name for opportunity."
In this case substitute Minnesota. How
VANQUISH ED. y< :
A Twirl of the. Thong, A Pull Strong and Steady, :
7A 9 - *-,* , ,_£_! f^s_i^ '*•%#
M, /' A N Indian's nerve, accurate eye, undaunt
• it A\ ec "- P ur P ose and assurance of ultimate -■
i - success in accomplishing a victory over
I wild animals, is an apt illustration of the way he
has been able to conquer disease. Relying entirely
in both cases on nature's own instruments he has become,
after years of experience, a past master of his arts. For -
this reason the Kickapoo Indians, always the most famous
of the tribes for their knowledge of the healing properties
of nature's own remedies, have been long looked upon by
their educated- brothers as a blessing to humanity, for their
generosity in giving to civilization that most wonderful of
fr^ickapoo Indian. sf!F wa
M^ ■ jj_ _______„______ *_. ' * Q
A specific for all disarrangements of the blood, kidneys, -
liver and stomach and especially beneficial for use in cases
of fevers of every description. For by restoring the great
life giving organs of the body to a healthy condition when
they have been reduced and wasted
by disease, it starts as it were, the r -_____ = I____?
wheels of the wonderful mechan- — :== / S /S
ism that gives us life, and by thus wJ)
aiding the patient to pass the / -y
turning point of his malady when
his system is at its lowest ebb — X \^^
enables him to advance once )f f\f W , r f^
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more on the road to health and hJf" — A«_(v
happiness. Sold by druggists J! 1/ JM
everywhere. $i a bot- ,***■-. >$** _ h
tie, 6 bottles, $5. " L '~^^^^^^^^^^ZT
to spread information about Minnesota
was the important question. That was
something to be largely settled by the
people of Pine county. Every citizen
should consider himself an immigration
agent, with the thought " that success
depended entirely upon his efforts.
Each man should make it his business
to work among his old friends and I
acquaintances in the East, and printed i
matter sent out should be accompanied j
by a personal letter. In this way each I
man becomes a magnet to draw others.
Also write letters to old home news- )
papers. It will not do to say merely j
that your locality will furnish intend
ing settlers better advantages for i
home-making than their present homes. :
A hundred other localities are doing
the same thing. Immigration in the j
"West is a business, and every agent
in the field finds active competition.
The same mail bag that goes East with
descriptive matter about Pine City,
Hinkley or Sandstone will jostle against
pamphlets, booklets and circulars from
the Red river valley, Montana, Wash
ington and — indeed, every
Western . section, even the British
Northwest. In Winnipeg this week the j
speaker said he had gathered as fine '
samples of printed matter as he had
ever seen issued this side of the bound
ary line,' and there was a large variety
of it, too. Eastern people think that
Minnesota is on the edge of the Arctic
region. Let them be told that 300 miles
north of this is a bustling city of 50,000
people in a province containing scores
of smaller cities and towns, all depend
ing on -farm life. Tell them that Mani
toba produced in 1895 over 60,000,000
bushels of grain and thousand? of head
of live stock. He saw in the meat mar- i
kets of Winnipeg hogs weighing from
six to seven hundred pounds that had j
never tasted a mouthful of corn, and
splendid quarters of. beef from animals \
weighing as high as 2,200 pounds. Tell '
them that Minnesota is the center of j
the world-girdling belt of best climatic ;
conditions, of the most important sta
ple crops, and of the greatest commer
cial activity. In conclusion, he urged
the members of the convention to pull
together, to push, and push hard. At
least, push as hard as those who are at
work doing the same thing in other
states and countries.
Dr. J. C. Curryer, of the state farm
ers' institue, stopped off one train to at
tend the convention, and spoke of the
valuable work the convention had be
fore it and the aid the institute would
endeavor to give in the. line of en
couragement and direction to the set
tlers of this garden of the Northwest. |
He referred to the possibilities along !
the St. Paul & Duluth and Great j
Northern railways for the dairy indus
try, the quality and quantity of grasses ,
that can be produced, also that the
tamarack swamp lands would event
ually prove the most valuable, as had .
the wet lands of Ohio, Indiana and Illi- j
nois in the past. He advised the con
vention to look up those who were
making special efforts and their suc
cess, to ascertain the locality whence
they came and to supply such locality |
with accounts of the country that oth
ers might be induced to immigrate.
E. W. Randall, secretary, of the
Minnesota State Agricultural society,
referred to the fact that he was born
and has always lived in the state, that
he has always watched its development
with a keen interest and that he was
naturally an enthusiast in all matters
pertaining to the state's resources. All
that is necessary to attract additional
settlers to Minnesota is to make its
many : and varied advantages known.
He dwelt particularly upon the splen
did exhibition made at the state fair
by the farmers of- Pine county and he
urged them to .redouble their exertions
in that direction the coming year, inas
much as the fair wil be held about the
Mrs. Winslo-vJ-s Soothing Syrnp.
Is an OLD and. WELL-TRIED REMEDY, and
for over FIFTY YEARS has bean used by
millions of mothers for their CHILDREN
while CUTTING TEETH with perfect success.
It soothes the child, softens the gums, re
duces . . inflammation, allays all pain, cures
wind colic, is very pleasant to the taste,' and
is the best remedy . for diarrhoea. Sold by
druggists in every part of the world. PRICE
TWENTY-FIVE . CENTS A BOTTLE. Be
sure and ask for MRS. WIN-LOWS SOOTH
ING SYRUP and take no ot._r kind, as
mothers will And it the Best M«-i.h"_ to «m
during the teething period
time of the national encampment of
the G. A. R. and the convention of tha
K. of P. .-v;; ..-i ■**■-£-
time of the national encampment of
the G. A. R. and the convention of tha
K. of P. : ..:m^r.(
The Pine County immigration asso
ciation was organized by electing: '■•'*.''"
F. S. Dennis, of Sandstone, president},
M. J. Schofield, of Brook Park, vica
president; M. S. Collins, of Hinckley,
secretary; W. H. Nowark, of Hinckley,
treasurer. -;.-. ..'•:
Short addresses were made by promi
nent residents of Pine county and vi-,
cinity. They spoke of the opportuni*
ties which this region offered for secur
ing good farms and engaging in manu
facturing enterprises and the adapta
bility of the soil for general farming,:
the nutritious character of the grasses
for profitable dairying, and extended"
a cordial invitation to settlers to visit
and inspect the large tracts of open'
and partially timbered lands with the
assurance that every facility and as
sistance would be afforded to aid in the
selection of farms. The speakers in
cluded, among others:
Col. J. F. Stone, of Pine City; Col.'
E. Folsom, of Taylor's Falls; F. L.
Dennis, of Sandstone; W. H. Grant, of
"MORRISON her residence, No. Sll Day/
ton avenue, in the seventy-seventh year of
her age. Mary Morrison, widow of the lat(
Wilson C. Morrison. Funeral from resit
dence Tuesday. Dec. 31st. at 9:45 a. m. Ser<
vices at St. Luke's church at 10 o'clock.
QUINBY & ABBOTT HAVE REMOVED!
their undertaking rooms to No. 322 Waba-j,
sha street, between Third and Fourth
FROM NOW UNTIL APRIL IST I WILI<"
make prices on all kinds of livery to suit
customers. E. W. Shirk, Seven Corners'""
Livery. Telephone 3;''". '
NOTICE— NEW INTEREST PERIOD
of The State Savings Bank. Germania Life 1
Insurance Building, Fourth and Minnesota
sts., begins Jan. 1, 1596. All deposits made'
on or before Jan. 3, 1896, will be entitled to
six months' interest July 1, 1596. Deposits
received from ?1 and upward. Depositors'
entitled to interest under section 31 Of the
by-laws for period ending Jan. 1, 1596, will
please present their pass books at the bank -
for entry on or after Jan. 20, IS3S. Jul. *__-
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the gran d .
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