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DEMOCRATIC NORTHWEST, NAPOLEON, O., DECEMBER 5, 1895.
YEARS OP INTENSE PALS. GOD ASD THE NATION. Dn J. BT. Wmttm, tragfto ud poy- eUa. Hnmboldt, Sab., who suffered with knrt Umm for tonr ye re, taring arery - remedy and all liMtMnti known to hlm . aeU u4 feltow-pnctltiooer; believe to heart dlse4U en rtbW. Hewrlteei "I wish to tell what roar valuable medi- cla baa doo for as. For foar ywn I had heart dlaaaa of Um very wont kind. Be-r-nl physician I consulted, said It waa Rheumatism of the Heart It wu aimost un endurable; with shortaeis of breath, palpita tions, severe pains, unable to sleep, especially on the left side. Ho pea caa de scribe my saffer- igs, particularly tiring the last mths of those four weary years. PR. J. M. WATTS, I Anally tried Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure, and was surprised at the result. It put new life Into and made a new man of me. 1 haTe not bad a symptom of trouble since and I am satisfied your medicine has cured me for I hare now enjoyed, since taking It Three Years of Splendid Health. 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As tomorrow the lonirrues of the United States assemble and many of the members were present at the delivery of this scrmoru Dr. Talmage took a most appropriate theme, showing that in all their work they might realize that God has always boon on the side of this nation. Text, II Kings vl, 17, "And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and, behold, the moun tain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Ellaha." The American congress to assembling. Arriving or already arrive are the repre sentatives of all sections ox this Deiuvoa land. Let ns welcome them with, praycrr and benedictions. A nobler group of men never entered Washlngtos than those- who will tomorrow take their places la the senate chamber and lb house of repre sentatives. Whether they come alone or leave their families at the homestead far away, may the b kissing of the Eternal God be upon tbemi we mvite inem to our cbarches, and together, they In political spheres and we In religious circle, will give the coming months to consideration of the best interests of this oountry, which God bos blessed so much In the past that I propose to show you and show them, so far as I may now reach their ear or to morrow their eye through the printing press, that God will be with them to help them as in the text he filled the mountains with help for Elisha. As it cost Entrland many regiments ana $2,000,000 a year to keep safely a trouble some captive at St. Helena, so the king of Syria sends out a wbole army to capture one minister of religion perhaps 60,000 men to take Elisha. During the mgni the army of Syriuns came around the vil lage of Dotban, where tne propnet was staving. At early daybreak the manserv ant of Elisha rushed In and said: "What shall we dof There Is a whole army come to destroy yon I We must diet We must die!" But Elisha was not scared a bit, for ho looked up and saw the monntains all around full of supernatural forces, and be know that If there wore 50,000 Syrians asalnst him there were 100,000 angels for him, and lu answer to tbepropnot'S prayer in behalf of his affrighted manservant the vouns man saw it too. Horses of fire harnessed to chariots of lire, ana drivers of fire pulling reins of fire on bits of fire. and warriors of tiro witn oranaisnea swords of fire, and the brilliance of that morning sunrise was eclipsed by the gal- lonina snlendors of tbe celestial cavaicnae. 'And tbe Lord opened the eyes or tne young man, and he saw, and, behold, the mountain was full of horses ana cnanois of fire round about Elisha." I speak of the npper forces of the text that are to flaht on our side as a nation. If all the low levels are filled with armed threats, I have to tell you that the mountains of our hope and courage and faith are tun oi tno horses and chariots of divine rescue. The IMvine Equipage. ' You will notice that the divine equipage is always represented as a ohariot of fire. Ezekiel and Isaiah and John, when they oome to describe the divine equipage, al ways represent it as a wheeled, a harness ed, on upholstered conflagration. It is not a chariot like kings and conquerors of earth mount, but an organized and com pressed fire. That means purity, justioe, chastisoment, deliverance through burning escapes. Chariot of roscuuP Yes, but i chariot of fire. All our national dlsen thralments have been through scorching asonies and red disasters. Through trib- ulation the Individual rises. Through tribulation nations rise. Chariots of res cue, but chariots of fire. But how do know that this divine equipage is on the side of our institutions? I know it by the history of the last 119 years. The Amerl onn'RevoIution started from the pen of John Hancock In Independence hall, In 1776. The colonies, without ships, with out ammunition, without gang, without trained warriors, without money, without prestige. On tho other side, the mightiest nation of the earth, the largest armies, the grandest navies and tho most distinguish ed commanders and resources inexhausti ble, and nearly all nations ready to back them up In the fight. Nothing as against Immensity. ' ' - The cause of the American colonies, which started at zero, dropped still lower through the quarreling of the generals, and through the jealousies at small suc cesses, and through the winters whioh sur passed all predecessors in depth ot snow and horrors of concealment, juisna sur rounded by the whole Syrian army did not seem to be worse off than did the 13 colo nies encompassed and ovorshaaowod by foreign assault. What decided the contest in our favor? The uppor forces, the upper armies. The Green and White mountains of Now England, the highlands along the Hudson, the mountains of "Virginia, all the Appalachian ranges wore full of re-enforcements whioh the young man Wash ington saw by faith, and his men endured the frozen feet, and tho gangrened wounds, and the exhausting hunger, and the long march, because "the Lord oponod the eyos of the young man, and he saw, and, be hold, tho mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. ,f Washington himself was a miracle. What Joshua was in sacred, history the first American president was in secular history. A thousand other men excelled him in different things, but he excelled them all in roundness and completeness of charac ter. The world, never saw his like, and probably never will see his like again, be cause there probably never will be another Buch exigency. He was lot down a divine interposition. Ho was from God direct. God's Chariot to the Rescue. I do not know how many con read the history of those times without admitting the contest was decldod by the upper foroes. Then, in 1861, when our civil war opened, many at the north and at the south pro nouncod it eationnl suicide. It was not courage against cowardico; it whs not wealth against poverty; it was not lorge states against small states. It was hero ism against heroism; it was the resources of many generations against the resources of generations; it was the prayer of the north against tho pray or of the south: it Also,are,Ufeand accldentallnaurance AU'osseS promptly adjusted. Nolosiovei-Jonte.tedinthtugenoy. OffloeovorGoo. Halm's clothing store, oppoBiteaonrtHouso. NAPOLEON", OHIO. h i j pm vjt m m mji A 1 1 b inlLU J fUuUIilrlltfnil . lANSYOPJUS M3WABK OF COUHT!SF:""i Tim nnlv anfe and always reliable Keller tor Ladles. Accept no worthless and dan gerous imitations. 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Uurbnfz fie most of the ffanr years, of tne contest on the southern side was a man In midlife, who had in his veins- the blood ot many generations of warriors,, himself one of the heroes of Churubusoo and Cerro Gordo, Contreraa and Cbapultepeo. As the years passed on and the scroll of carnage unrolled there came out from both sides a heroism, and a strength, and a determination that tho world had never seen marshaled. And what but extermination could come when Philip Sheridan and Stonewall Jackson met, and Nathaniel Lyon and Sidney Johnston rode in from north and south, and Grant and Lee, the two thunderbolts of battle, clashed f Yet we are a nation, and yet we are at peace. Earthly courage did not decide tbe conflict. -The-uppor forces of tho text they toll Bs there was battle fought above the clouds on Look out mountain, but there was- something higher than that. Again, tne horses and1 chariots ot txoa came to. the resoua of this nation in 1876, at the close of a presidential election fa mous for ferocity. A darker oloud yet set tled down upon this nation. The result of the election was in dispute, and revolu tion, not btitween two- or three sections, but revolution la every town and village and eitv of tbe United States, seemed im minent. The prospect was that JNow xorx would throttle New York, and New Or leans would grip New Orleans, and Boston Boston, and Savannah Savannah, and Washington Washington. Some said Mr. Tllden was elected, others sola Mr. iiayes was elected, and how near we came to universal massacre some of us guessed, but God only knew. 1 ascribe our escape not to tbe honesty and Tlghteousness of Infuriated politicians, but I ascribe It to the upper forces of tbe text. God the Friead of tbe Nation. Chariots of mercy rolled in, and though tbe wheels were not heard, and the flash was not seen, yet all through the moun tains of the north, and the south, and the east, and the west, though the hoofs did not clatter, the cavalry of God galloped by. I tell you God is tbe friend of this nation. In the awful excitement at tne massacre of Lincoln, when there was a prospect that greater slaughter would open unon this nation, uoa nusnea tne tempest, In the awful excitement at the time of Garfield's assassination God put his foot on the neck of the cyclone. To prove God is on the side of this nation I argue from the last eight or nine great national har vests, and from tbe national nealtn oi tne last ouarter of a century, epidemics very exceptional, and from tbe great revivals .of religion, and from the spreading of the church ot God, and from the continent blossoming with asylums and reformatory institutions, and from on .unionization which promises that this whole land is to be a paradise, where God shall walk. I am encouraged more that 1 can ten you as I see the regiments wheeling down the sky, and my Jeremiads turn into aox ologies, and that which was the Good Fri day of the nation's crucifixion becomes the Easter morn of its resurrection, ui course God works through human instru mentalities, and this national betterment is to come among other things through a scrutinized ballot box. By the law of reg lstration It Is almost impossible now to hove illegal voting. There was a time you and I remember it very well when droves of vagabonds wandered up and down on election day, and from poll to poll, and voted bore and voted thore and voted everywhere, and there was no onai- lenge. or. if there were, it amounted to nothing, becauso nothing could so sudden ly bo proved upon the vagabonds. Now In every well organized neighborhood every voter is watched with sevorest soruuny, If I am in a region where I am allowed a vote, I must tell the registrar my name, and how old I am, and how long I have resided in the stato, and how long I hav resided In the ward or the township, and if I misrepresent 60 witnosses will rise and shut me out from the ballot box. Is not that a groat advance? And then notice the law that prohibits a man voting if he has bet on the election. A step farther needs to bo taken, and that man forbidden a voto who has offered or taken a brlbo. whather it be In the shape of a froo drink or cosh poid down, the suspicious coses obliged to put their hand on the Bible and swear their vote In if they vote at on. tjo, through tho sacred ohest of our nation suffrage, redemption will oome. Wash Ont Tour Eyes- God will save this nation through an aroused moral sentiment. There has nover been so much discussion of morals and inimorals. Men, whothcr or not they ac knowledge what is right, have to think what is right. We have men who hav had their hands in the publio treasury the most of their lifetime stealing all they could lay their hands on, discoursing elo- aucntly about dishonesty in publio scrv onts, and men with two or three families of tholr own' preaching eloquently nbout the beauties of the seventh commandment. Tho question of sobriety and drunkennoss is thrust in the face of this nation as never before and takes a part. In our political contests. The question of national so briety is going to be respectfully and def erentially heard at the bar of every legis lature, and every house of representatives, and every state senate, and an omnipotent voice will ring down the sky and across this land and back again, saying to these rising tides of drunkenness which threaten to whelm home and church and nation, "Thus for shalt thou como, but no farther, and here shall thy proud waves be staid." I have not in my mind a shadow of dis heartment as largo as tho shadow of a house fly's wing. My faith is in tho upper forces, the upper armies of tho text. God is not dead. Tho chariots uro not un whceled. If you would only prny more and wash your eyes in tho cool, bright water fresh from tho well of Christian re form, It would bo fald of you,.os of this ono of the text, " The Lord opened tho eyes of the youi g man, and ho saw, and, be hold, tho iiiountalu was full of horses and ihnriols of fire round ofoout Elisha." 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COOVER. i.i in i ii , iii n .i iii ii, mil. , ,i I mi in nave a Tew f orcos, ana u.vy ,.ave so many uioref" And the soldiers were affrighted at tho smallncss of their number and tbe greatness of the enemy. Antigonus, their sommander, straightened himself up and said, with indignation and vehomenoe, 'How many do you reckon me to nor' And when we see the vast armies arrayed against tho cause ot sobriety it may some times be very discouraging, but I ask you In making up your estimate of the forces of righteousness I ask you how many do you reckon tho Lord God Almighty to be? He is our commander. The Lord of Hosts is his name. I have the best au thority for saying that the chariots of God are 20,000, and tbe mountains are full of them. Politics Needs Religion. Have you any doubt about the need of the Christian religion to purify and make decent American politics? At every yearly or quadrennial election wo have in this -oountry great niMiu factories manufac tories of lies.-ana they are ran aay ana night, and they turn out half a dozen a day, all equipped and teady for full sail ing. Large lies and small lies. Lies pri vate, and lies publio, and lies prurient, lies cut bios, and lies cut diagonal, long limbed lies, and lies with double baok no tion ; lies complimentary, and lies defama tory; lies that some people believe, and lies that all the peoplo believe, and lies that nobody behoves; lies with humps like camels, and scales like crocodiles, and necks ns long as storks, and feet as swift as an antelopo's, and stings like adders; lies raw and scalloped and panned and stcwod; crawling llos, and jumping lies, and soaring lies; llos with attachment screws and runlers and braiders and ready wound bobbins; lies by Christian people who never Ho except during elections, and lies by peoplo who always lie, but beat themselves in a presidential campaign. I confess I am ashamed to have a for eigner visit this country in such times. I should think he would stand dazed, his hand on his pocketbook, and dare not go out nights. What will tho hundreds of thousands of foreigners who oome here to live think of us? What a disgust they must have for tho land of their adoption 1 The only good thing about it is many of thorn cannot understand the English lan guage. But I suppose the German and Italian and Swedish and French papors translate it all and poddle out the Infernal stuff to the subscribers. Nothing but Christianity will ever stop uch a flood of indecency. The Christian religion will speak after awhile. The billingsgate and low scandal through which wo wado every year of every four yoars must bo rebuked by that religion which speaks from its two great moun tains from tho ono mountain Intoning tho command, "Thou shalt not boar false witness against thy neighbor, " and from the other mount, making plea for kindness and blessing rathor than cursing. Yes; wo are going to have a national religion. There are two kinds of national religion. Tho one is supported by the state and is a matter of human politics, and it has groat patronage, und under It men will struggle for promlnonco without referonoe to quali fications, nnd its archbishop is supported by a salury of 175,000 a year, and there are great cathedrals, with all the machin ery of music and canonicals, and room for 1,000 people, yet an audience of 50 peoplo, or 30 people, or 10 or 8. We want no sr-h religion as that, no such national religion, but wo wnnt this kind or national religion tho vast majority of the poople oon vorted ond evangelized and then they will man age tho secular ns well as the religious. Church Will Bale the Ballot Box. Do you say that this is impracticable? No. The time is coming just as certainly as there Is a God, and that this is his book, and that he has tho strength and the honesty to fulfill his promises. One of the anciont emperors usod to prido himself on performing that which his counselors said was impossible, and l have to ten you to day that man's impossiblos are God's easies. " Hath ho said, and shall he not do it? Hath he commanded, and will he not bring it to pass?" Tho Christian re ligion Is coming to take possession of ev ery ballot box, of ovory schoolhouse, of every home, of every valley, of ovory mountain, of every acre of our national domain. This nation, notwithstanding all tho evil influences that are trying to destroy it, is going to live. Novor sineo, according to John Milton, when "sat an was hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal skies in hideous ruin ond oombustion down," have the powors of darkness been so determined to win this continent ns now. What a jewol It is a jowel carved in relief, tho cameo of this planotl Ononesldoof us the Atlantlo oconn, dividing us from tho wornout gov crnments of Europe. On tho other sldo tho Pacific ocean, dividing us from tho superstitions of Asia. On the north of us tho arctic soa, which is tho gymnasium In which tho oxplovers and navigators do volon their courage. A continent 10,500 miles long, 17,0)0,000 square miles nnd all of it but ubout ono-sovonth capable of rich cultivation. Ono hundred millions of population on this continent f North and South America 100,000,000 and room for uiony hundred millions more All flora and all fauna, all motals and all precious woods and nil grains nnd all fruits. The Appalachian rango the back bone und tho rivors the ganglia oarrylng life all through and out to the extremities. Isthmus of Darion the narrow waist of a giant continent all to be under one gov ernment and oil froo and all Christian and the scene of Christ's personal reign on earth if according to the expectation of many eood neoulo ha shall at iaat ont no bur tbon in fhla world. Who shall have this hemisphere Cbrl-4 or aatanf Who shall have tbe shore of her Inland soas, tbe silver of ar Nevatltt, the gold of hur Colo- tadoa, toe telescoptif. her observatories, the brain of her universities, the wheat of her pralrloa, the rioe of ber savannas, tbe two great oeean beaches, the ono reaching uua Baffin s bay to Tiorra del Fncgo and th other from Bering strait to Cape Hern, aud all tho moral and temporal and spiritual and everlasting interest of a population vast beyond all human oompu tationf Who shall have tho hemisphere? Yow and I will decide that, or help to de- aide it, by conscientious vote, by earnest prayer, by maintenance of Christian Insti tutions, by support of great philanthropies. by potting body, mind and soul on tbe right sido of all moral, religions and na tional movements. Van th Trump Sounds. Ah, It will not be long before it will aot make any difference to you or to me what becomes of this continent so far as earthly comfort Is concerned. ' All we will want of it will he 7 feet by 3, and that will take In the largest, and there will be room and to spore. That Is all of this country wo will need very soon the youngest of ns all. But we have an anx iety about the welfare and the happiness ot the generations that aro coming on, and it will be a grand thing if, when the archangel's trumpet sounds, we find that our sepulcher, like the one Joseph of Ari iwthea provided for Christ, is in the midst of ik garden. One of tho seven i of the world was the white nrorr.:, w m-h tower of pharos of Egypt, Sostratus, the architect and sculptor, offer building that watch tower, cut his namo on it. Thon he cov ered it with plaster, and, to please the king, ho put the monarch's name on tbe outside of tho plastering, and tho storms beat and tho seas dushed in their fury, and they washed off the plastering, and they washed It out, and they washed it down, but the name of Sostratus was deep cut in tho imperishable rock. So across the face of this nation there have been a groat many names written across our finances, across our religions, names worthy of re membrance, names written on tho archi tecture ot our churches and our schools and our asylums and our homes of mercy, but God is tho architect of this contlnont, and he was tho sculptor of all its gran deurs, and long after through the wash of tho ages and the tempests ot oenmr leg al l other names snail be obliterated the divine signature and divine name will be brighter and brighter as the millenniums go by, and the world shall Bee that the God who made this contlnont has redoomed it by his grace from all Its sorrows and from all its crimes. Pray For National Welnu. Have you faith in such a thlug as that? After all the chariots have been unwheelod, and after all the war ohargors have been crippled, the chariots which Elisha saw on the morning of his peril will roll on in tri umph, followed by all tho armies of heaven en white horses. God oould do It without us. but he will not. The weakest of us, the faintest of us, the smallest brained ot us, shall hove a part in the triumph. We may not have our name, like the name of Sostratus, cut in imperishable rock and oonspicuous for centuries, but we shall be remembered In a bettor place than that, even In tho heart of him who came to re deem us and redeem the world, and our names will bo soon closo to the signature of his wound, for, as today he throws out his arms to us, he says, "Behold, I have graven thee on tho palms of my hand. By the mightiest of all agencies, the po tency of prayer, I beg yqu seek our na tional welfare. Some tlmo ago there wore 4,600,000 let ters in thedond letter postofflce in this city lottors that lost their way but not one prayer ever directed to the heart of God miscarried. The way is nuclear lor tne oscont of your supplloatlon heavenward In behalf of this nation. Before the postal communication was so easy, and long ago, on a rock 100 feet high, on the coast of England, there was a barrel fastened to a post, and in great lottors on the side of the rock, so it oould be seen far out at sen, wore the words, "Postoflico, and when ships came by, a boat put out to take and fetch letters. And so sacred wore those deposits of affection in that barrel that no lock was ever put upon that barrel, al- thQUghJt jJontnlned-messnaos fcr Aamri and Europe ana Asia and Afrloa, and all tbe Islands of the sea. Many a storm tossed sailor, homesick, got messages of kindness by that rock, and many a home stead beard good news from a boy long gone. Would that all the heights of our national prosperity were in Interchange of sympathies prayers going up meeting blessings coming down. Postal celestial, not by a storm struck rook on a wintry coast, but by tho Rock of Ages. Soldiering aad Look. When wars are afoot, every one is fever ishly anxious to be employed; every claim Is urged; every species ot influence Is brought to bear, personal and political, that of august friends, all and every Inter est Is made, every lever turned to win the privilege of taking part In tho coming campaign. The consequences are or may prove all important, an obvious explana tion of the cagcrnoss displayed. Active sorvieo brings a man the chance hitherto denied in camp or oountry quarters of showing tbo good stuff that is In hlw. It puts the true soldier in his proper place, shows him at his proper value, for It is a strange fact that somo ot our best officers hare not been esteemed such until the hour of emorgenoy came. Now and again a star shoots up like a rocket from tbe limbo of commonplace, showing a bril liancy the very existence of which was till then unknown. Tbe case of Colonel Kelly of Chltrnl re nown Is a most recent Instance of this. Ho had served on without remark or spe cial distinction and was within an aoe of withdrawing into obscure retirement when he got his opportunity. That of SlrGoorgo Whyte, the present commander in chief in India, may also bo quoted, who, at tho bo ginning of the lost Afghan war, was only a regimental major and within ton years held, as full general, tho highest military appointment out ot knglaud. A more re markable case, showing fluo military qual ities may bo dormant and unsuspected, Is that of tho late Major Bromhead, ono of the heroes of Rorko's Drift. Ho was actu ally left behind ut tho base, where ho so distinguished himself, while others were chosen In preference for scrvlco at, the front. Horlwrt Stewart wont to the front rapidly by tho natural -election of ni-iivi sorvieo. So did t?lr lirdvcr Duller am tho late Sir Thomas Baker nfter i-low ) n motion in their enrlior venrs. Korinijln ly Review. Concerning Slang. It Is not easy to traco the origin ot any nartloular specimen of slang. Wo notice that smart writers ore employing the epl thet "flimflam," and will go out of their Way for an occasion to use it as a proof that they are up to date. An Irish gentle man tolls us that ho was entertained ny a friend In Philadelphia whose porter came back from answorlng tbe doorbell and said to his 'master, "Nobody but a bum "And what is obum?" inquired tho guest. This slang was explained to him. It Is not tho same In Ireland. There, bum is a diminutive for boniMust. A bum is a brag gart, what we should coll a blowhard Flimflam, like skedaddle and nearly all the successful slangs, is an onomntopoot- lclsm which last is among tho great words which we allow ourselves to employ only on speoinlly Impressive occasions in plain terms, nword the sound of which indicates Its moaning. A good slang word soon wins its way to proper use though this 1b rVher too fliinsytlumslcol to lust. UU' oago Interior. The Benefit of th SnoM. Matron Now, Is this novel a fit ono for my daughter to road? Bookseller H'm. Well, candidly, mad am, I think It a book of doubtful morality. Matron Woll, I'll take It. Moot of those I've road lately have been of un doubted immorality. Life. The Discovery Saved His Life, Mr. G. Oaillonette, Druggist, Beaversville. 111., says: To Dr. Kind's New Discovery owe my life. Was taken with La Grippe and tried all the pfeysioians fi r miles about. Dnt oi no avail and was g'ven np ana told oonld not live. Hsvina Dr. Kidb's New Dis eovery in my store I sent for a bottle and negan its nse ana trom the nrst done began to get better, and after nsiag three bottles was no and abont attain. It is worth its weight in gold. We won't keep store or honse without it." (Jet a free tnal bottle at D, J. 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