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Chicago, Jan. 2.-rastor ttussell of
Brooklyn Tabernacle, New York,
preached here twice today to large au
diences. The Auditorium of world
"wide celebrity for Its size and excellent
acoustics, afforded the immense audl
nce a superior opportunity to hear
Pastor Russell's discourse iu the after
noon. We report his evening discourse
based on the foregolug texts. He said:
The opening of a New Year is like
the opening of a uew ledger. It is a
favorable time for determining what
should be disposed of in the proQt and
loss account and for putting into effect
resolutions governing the New Year.
The fact that thousands of resolutions
will be made at this season only to be
broken later under the impact of temp
tation, should not discourage us from
making such resolutions ourselves and
advising the course to others. The
man or woman who makes no Resolu
tions or Vows makes little progress in
character-building. Poor, fallen human
nature uocds nil the bands and braces
and supports which a well-directed will
can give it. We are not advocating
hasty, and sometimes unreasonable,
vows and resolutions and pledges
thoughtlessly taken. What we do ad
vocate la thoughtful, rational sitting
down and counting the cost, and then
and there resolving with the full
strength of the character, with the full
determination of the mind, to pursue
the way which deliberate Judgment
tells one Is the proper course.
. A Christmas Vow or Resolve.
A Christian, like other men, can be
benefited by such Resolves to himself,
which should be sacredly kept, in pro
portion as be respects himself and
would be respected. These Resolutions
may apply to sundry affairs if life
his home, his business, his personal
habits, etc. Rut when the Christian
comes to consider his highest Interests,
he at once recognizes that they are
those by which he is related to his
Creator aud his Savior. At the very
beginning of his Christian experience,
after be had longed for righteousness
and turned from sin; after his eyes
had seen Jesus as his Redeemer; after
his ear of faith had beard that he was
reconciled to God through the death
of his Sou and had forgiveness of sins
through faith in his blood then came
to him the most important moment of
his life. For God, through his Word,
invited him to make a full consecra
tion of himself (including every earth
ly interest and affair) to the Lord and
his service. ,
The proposition, in the language of
the Savior, was that he should take -ip
Ait croft and follow Christ; and that
as a reward he should have in the
present life tribulation from without,
but the peace of the Lord within, aud
In the future life experience a share
In the First Resurrection. That change
to glory, honor, immortality,, the Dl
vine nature, means Jolnt-helrshlp with
his Redeemer In his great Otlice anil
work as the Mediator between God
and the world during the Millennial
Age. The tarms are clearly stated,-self-denlnl.'cross-bearliu.'.
Christ, faithfulness unto death. Tin
rewards also, as clearly stated, ari
crowns of life and membership In tin
Royal Priesthood, a seat with the Lord
In his throne, an opportunity of beinp
one of the Judges for helplug and up
lifting mankind during the Millennium
. While stating the conditions clearl.i
and distinctly, through his Word tin
Lord did not urge consecration, but
said rather that each should sit down
first and count the cost. After havlug
counted the cost, whoever chose to ac
cept the proposition did so by making
a Vow unto the Lord a Consecration
Vow of full submission the full sur
render of the will. This was to the
Intent that thereafter not only the
conduct of life, but the words of the
mouth and the meditations of the heart
should be acceptable to the Lord. This
comprehensive Vow is symbolized in
baptism, which, rightly understood, as
explained by St Paul, Is a baptism
into membership in the Body of Christ
(the Church), and this by baptism or
immersion "into Christ's death."
Only such as make this Vow are ac
cepted at all as members of The Christ,
and anointed with the holy Spirit. It
is respecting this Vow that St. Paul
urges, in the words of our text, "I be
seech you, (Justified) brethren, by the
mercies of God. that ye present your
bodies living sacrifices, holy, accepta
ble to God, and your reasonable serv
ice." Our contract with the Lord 1:
entered into, made secure, by the Vow
of Consecration, and the remainder of
life is merely n testing of the conse
crated one, to determine to what de
gree ho really meant the Vow, to what
degree he uses his every endeavor to
be dead to the world, dead to self, dead
to all earthly things und alive toward
God and the Interest of the Millennial
Kingdom to which he has consecrated
himself as a ."member" of the Body of
the Mediator of the New Covenant
(Jeremiah xxxl. 31; Galatlans, 111. 21)).
'l Will Pay My Vows."
Let no one lightly undertake a Vow
unto the Lord. It carries with It
weighty responsibilities. It would be
better every way that none should
take tho Vow without first understand
lug the matter and entering fully lntu
the spirit of the resolution he makes
PRESL'iT YOUR BODIES.
"What Shall I Reader Unto the Lord My
Cod For All ilii BenefiU Towwd. Me) 1
Will Tale the Cup of Salvition and Call Up.
en the Name o( the Lord. I M ill Pay My
Vow Unto the Lord" (Ptalm cxvi. 12).
"1 Eeieech You. Brethren, by the Mercirt
I God, That Ye Preient Your Bodie Living
Sacrifice, Holy and Acceptable Unto God and
Your Reasonable Service" (Romant lii, I).
Once made and accepted by the Lord
through the Impart at ion of the holy
Spirit, it cannot be annulled. But why
should we wish to annul the Vow':
Why should unyone who puts his hand
to the plow look back? To use the
Apostle's illustration, why should the
sow that was washed return to wal
lowing In the mire? Why should we.
after having renounced the world und
received the begetting of the holy Spir
it, and after having tasted of the pmk!
Word of God and the powers of the
Age to come, lose the precious taste
and appreciation of these, and return
in craving to the beggarly elements of
the world? Surely there are no gom'
reasons for so doing. Surely the Joyr
of the present life, as well as the Impo;
of the Kingdom to come, all should en
courage us to fully "set our affection
on things above and not on the tiling
The world, the flesh and the Advei
sary all exercise influences contrnrj
to our Vow or Resolution to the Lord
to bo dead to the world and to self
that 'we may be alive with Christ u::d
share his glory suffer with him, that
we may reign with him. The poet hits
expressed the proper thought here, say
ing. " '
"My soul, be on thy guard.
Ten thousand foes arise: .
The hosts of sin are pressing hard
To draw thee from the prite.'
Much of our success In keeping our
Vow of Consecration depeuds upon
(1) The clearness of our grasp of thj
situation when we made our Vow and
the thoroughness of our Intention; the
amount or weight thereof; the will
power exerted for righteousness.
(2) An additional feature of great
weight in the matter is tho degree of
our knowledge. It is In line with this
thought that the Scriptures decline.
"My people perish for lack of knowl
edge," Gbd has given us his Word
and informed us that it is "profitable
for doctrine, for reproof and for cor
reetion in righteousness, that the man
of God may be thoroughly furnished."
He lias advised us to search the Scrip
tures aud to forget uot the tisscin
bling of ourselves together. Ai:d
where his advice is followed and the
Scriptures are searched daily, not In
a formal manner, but with a desire to
know and to do the Lord's will and to I e
guided in his way. a strengthening if
the will Is effected. Correspondingly
there is a weakening of the evil In
fluences which oppose us ns New Crea
tures and our Vow, The Word of God
Is so arranged as to provide "meat in
due season" for all of his faithful peo
ple, whether old or young. In every
time. As "babes In Christ," as young
men and as full-grown sons of God, it
Is for each of us u storehouse of Grace
and Truth, to make us strong In the
Lord and in the power of his might.
Only by appropriating this spiritual
food can we have strength to fulfil or.r
Vow, to finish our course with Joy and
to attain the Kingdom. Item by Item,
as our minds are able to grusp its un
folding prospects of glory, honor uiid
immortality, we are thereby strength
ened by the Lord's might In the Inner
In proportion as we realize the facts
of the case we may appreciate what n
great baryuin the Lord has offered us.
We surrender hi consecration our
earthly rights, privileges and pleasures,
and receive In return more hnpprfylng
spiritual blessings In the present life
and the inheritance of the unspeakable
blessings and glories of the future. It
should, therefore, become much more
easy to pay our Vows with a willing
heart, as we grow In . grace and In
knowledge of the Uml and his Word.
Indeed, as the Apostle suggests. It Is
possible for us to reach the place where
we can "rejoice in tribulation also"
knowlng that thereby our future bless
ing is increased.
"What Shall I Render?"
As 'the cousecrated believer consid
ers what God has already done, ni.d
what he proposes yet to do for his
faithful, gratitude wells up In his heart
and his inquiry is, "What shall I ren
der unto the Lord for all his benefits V"
The more he considers the matter, the
more he realizes that his talents and
opportunities are necessarily small. in
jlgnlficant. It is from this standpoint
that tho poet wrote. "0 for a thousand
tongues to slug my great Redeemer1!
It Is well Indeed to show our appre
ciation of God's grace by songs o!
thankfulness and praise, but we are to
remember that not merely poetic ca
dences are our acceptable songs, Inn
that from the proper standpoint life
Itself Is the proper hymn of praise to
be continually rendered to the Kliij
of kings. "Singing aud making mclntl.x
in our hearts unto the Lord" will iniplj
that our works will be In harmony a
song of life" (Kpheslans v, ID).
Taking the Cup.
The Psalmist's answer, prophetically
represents the attitude of heart of nil
the faithful. Lach Is expected to say.
"I will take the Cup of Salvation and
call upon the name of the I-ord"
(Psalm cxvl. 13). The cup of salvation
at the present time is the "Cup" which
our Lord proffered to his disciples, say
ing, "This Is my blood of the Now
Covenant shed for many for tho remis
sion of sins. Drink ye nil of it" (Mat-
thew xxvt. 27. 2Si. It Is a "Cup" of
sufi'erir.g. scir-di'i!!.;!. self-Kiii rr.h-e. ns
resitects th: earthly things, uhicli we
give up. .;u Ti'i;Yr. iliit ve may at
tain the hfuvci!!y lli.rs as ji int-heir
with our l: i.t emer. Tli. ve lit h.'
danger, linwiver. of some getting the
wMiis thought "i ihN n:ije. l. There
is n poc'.'.litr i1mu:v 1.: drinking of
thp Lord's cup" i f vif-.-arrifice, whl: h
those who have rever partaken of can
not hope to understand. It Is t!i
pleasure of fellowship in his suffer
lugs, as St. Paul explains. And a part
of the pleasure conih'cied . with that
"cup" is the associated hope of drink
ing with our Lord of his other cup of
Joy and glory and blessing In the King
dom, as he promised.
The necessity of partaking of this
"Cup" of the Lord is shown by the
Savior's words to two of his disciples
who inquired, saylug. "Lord, grant that
we may sit with thee, the one on thy
right hand aud the other on thy left
hand in the Kingdom." Our Lord's
reply was that they little realized what
this high privilege of sitting iu the Mil
lennial Throne with him would cost.
He Inquired. "Are ye able to drink of
the cup that I shall drink of?" (Matthew
xx, 22 the cup of suffering, iguominy.
dishonor, death? "and to be baptized
with the baptism that 1 am baptized
with?" not the baptism into water,
but luto that which Is symbolized by
the water a baptism Into his death.
The apostles Indicated their willing
ness. And we can do no more. W
left to ourselves, undoubtedly the con
tract would be more than we would
be sufficient for. Our sutticleucy Is of
God's providence our great Redeemer
is our High Priest and Advocate, able
to succor us in every time of need,
and able to provide ways of escape
from trials too hard for us; able to
strengthen us when weak; able to give
us the "meat In due season;" able to
make us strong in his might; able to
bring to our attention the great and
precious promises of God's Word. Vea.
says St. Paul. "I cau do all things
through Christ, which strengthenetb
me" (Philipplaus Iv. 13).
"In the Presence of All the People."
v In the context the prophet declares.
"I will pay my Vows unto the Lord in
the presence of nil the people." Pub
licly, openly. 1 will espouse the Iird's
Cause. 1 will remember his words.
"Whosoever shall be ashamed of me,
and of my words, of him also shall the
Son of Man be ashamed, when he coni
eth In the glory of his Father, with
the holy angels" (Mark vlll. I will
be faithful In the performance of my
Covenant to such a degree that my
loyalty shall be kuowu to nil the breth
ren as well as to the Ioril. who reacts
the heart. Yea. and the worldly should
know of the faithtuluess or (iod's peo
ple, even though, in t nppiei luting the
matter, they should dw.pl. e them and
count them fo U fir Christ's sake.
Vows of this kind nie not for the
worldly, even though th.-y be nioiv.ll.v
disposed. They are yet In llulr sins.
If they reject the offer ot Invli'.e for
giveness upon Llvl. e iir.ns of iimxc-
cration. Such may nn think to take
Vows of consecration to th, Lord until
first they, have renounced wilful sin
and accepted redemption, through faith
in the pmious blued, dull then they
remain amongst the wicked. "Unto
the wicked God said. What hast thou
to do to take my words into thy mouth
as a Vow J seeing thou hatest Instruc
tion and ca8test my words behind thee"
(rsalin 1, 17). All who do uot wish Di
vine Instruction, all who spurn the
Lord's Word, me In this sense wicked
-hi a wrong condition of heart. We
are glad that there Is no truth In the
theory that they ate liable to eternal
torture, but. oh. how much they are
missing, nevertheless, of the joys of
the Lord In this preseut time and of
the glories and eternal blessings of the
In closing, dear friends, let nie sug
gest to you n little Vow unto the Lord
not as instead of your Consecration
Vow. which Is nil comprehensive, but
ns supplemental thereto us specifying
certain matters, which are indeed part
and parcel of your Consecration Vow.
The thought Is that by this Vow these
particular features of your obligation
will be dally more prominently before
your mind. It Is my belief that the
taking of It earnestly and soberly, and
the keeping of It, would be one of the
wisest Now Year's Resolutions that
God's people could moke most helpful
to them In the peculiar time In which
we are living.
A Vow Unto the Lord. ,. ;
1. Our Father which art In Heaven, hal
lowed bo Thy name. May Thy rule come
Into my heart more and more, and Thy
will be done In my mortal body. Relying
on the assistance of Thy promised grace
i to help In every time of need, through
J Jesus ChrlBt our Lord, I register this
vow.' . ..
2. Dally will I remember at the Throne
of Heavenly Grace the general Interests
of the harvest work, and particularly the
share which I myself am privileged to
enjoy In that work, And the dear co-laborers
at the Brooklyn Tabernacle, and
. i. I vow to still more carefully, If pos
sible, scrutinize my thoughts and words
and doings, to the Intent that 1 may be
the better enabled to serve Thee and Thy
4. I vow to Thee that I will be on the
alert to resist everything akin to Spirit
ism and Occultism, and that, remember
ing that there are but the two masters,
1 shall resist these snares in all reason
nble ways, as bolng of the Adversary.
6. I further vow that, with the excep
tions bntow, I will at all times, and In all
places, conduct myself toward those of
the opposite sex In private exactly as I
would do with them In public In the
presence of a congregation of the Lord'
t. And, so far as reasonably possible, I
will avoid being In the same room with
any of the opposite sex alone, unless the
dnor to the room stand wllo open. .
7. Exceptions In the case of Brethren
wife, children, mother, and natural sis
ters; In the case of Sisters husbands,
children, father, and natural brothers.
Should any of those who take this
Vow unto tho Lord desire to Inform
nie of the fact, I shall be very pleased
to hear from them at my Brooklyn address.
a pa in)
This is a real one. All left over winter suits, winter overcoats, odd
pants, heavy underwear, flannel shirts, boy's suits and overcoats, which
are the ends of lines are to be closed out at real reductions, from l,i to l3
off. This means that you can buy some overcoats and suits that sold for
$18, $20. $25 and $30, as low as
$10, $15 and $20
Every thing else accordingly. This is your chance to buy reliable, stylish,
up-to-date clothing at astonishingly low prices. Don't let this chanct go
by you. These prices are FOR CASH ONLY.
Another Narrow Escape.
Last Friday afternoon George
Payne had a very narrow escape from
being Instantly killed by the stub
train from the Schuyler train return
ing from Oreapolis. Mr. Payne was
walking along the east bound main
line near the north end of tho local
yards and just this side of the wa
terworks station, when the returning
stub struck him and hurled him to
one side, badly cutting and bruising
him but fortunately not drawing him
under the wheels of the train. At
the time of the accident Ed. Rey
nolds and a companion were going
through the yards on a three wheel
velocipede and Payne, hearing the
engine whistle as It turned the curve,
supposed It was whistling for the boys
and turned to look at them. They
were on the west bound main line
while the train was coming In on
the east bound main line. Payno was
intent on watching the velocipede and
did not look around until the engine
was right upon him. He looked about
Just as the engine struck him. The
locomotive was a switcher and the
step of the engine caught Payne Just
above the ankle as he tried to get off
the track, the impact throwing him
back against the beam on the front
of the engine. The beam caught him
across the back and he was hurel
to one side of the track, escaping
with nothing more severe than some
bruises and cuts. It was really a
miraculous escape and the man can
be mighty thankful he escaped as
well as he did.
The annual meeting of the Farm
ers Mutual Insurance company of
Cass county, Neb., will be held at the
Hell school house In district No. 88
In Eight Mile Grove precinct, on Sat
urday, January 8, 1910, at 1:30 p.
m., for the election of officers for
the coming year and transaction of
such other business as may regularly
come before the meeting.
J. P. Trltsch, Pres.
J. P. Falter, Sec.
Mrs. E. S. Harstow and daughter
Miss Helen, who have been visiting
in the city for Beveral days past,
the guests of Mrs. C. S. Forbs, de
parted this morning for their home at
The Highest Market Price
. AT ALL TIMES
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
! Telegraph or write
Dates made at this office or the
Murray State Bank.
Good Service, Reasonable Rate.
H & Son
HOME OF SATISFACTION
SHOULD GET BUSY
An Opportunity Presents Itself
for the Seduring of Another
C. B. (Den.) Schleicher, formerly
one of the best known citizens of this
city but now located at Brady, Neb.,
Is In the city today visiting relatives.
It will be recalled that Mr,. Schleicher
sometime ago invented and obtained
a patent upon a new buggy tongue
and neck yoke warranted to prevent
runaways and accidents caused by tho
tongue of the wagon or buggy drop
ping down. Thla patent has turned
out to be a great success and Mr.
Schleicher has recently opened a fac
tory for the manufacture of the same
at Brady. So great has been the de
mand for the Invention that he how
employes eight men and is not near
able to keep up with the demand for
it. He contemplates starting another
factory in this city if the matter can
be arranged, and the Journal rises
to call upon the members of the com
mercial club to do their duty to Mr.
Schleicher and themselves and se
cure this Industry if it Is possible.
Mr. Schleicher is especially anxious
to manufacture the tongue and neck
yoke here where he has so many
friends and, as there Is absolutely no
doubt of the success of the invention,
the commercial club Bhould get to
gether and arrange to locate him. If
eight men can be employed In the
factory at Brady, there is no reason
why a largo number cannot be so
used here. Mr. Schleicher is a gen
tleman of high standing in the com
munity, a citizen of repute and a
business man of marked ability and
his addition to the ranks of industrial
workers In this city would be highly
welcomed. Now is the time for the
commercial club to strike and secure
a good Industry for tho city.
Mrs. William McCaulley departed
this morning for Lincoln, accompan
Ing her grand-daughter Miss Doris
Patterson, on her return to her school
at Concordia, Kos., and her grand
sons James and Donald Pntterson,
who are attending school at Council
Bluffs. The young people spent the
Christmas holidays in this city with
Mr. and Mrs. McCaulley.
Purnuant to an order of nervire bv
publication made by the JikIrb of tlie
dlHtrlet court of Cans county, Nebran-
ka, at chnmt)tra nf the 14th. nay of
December 1909, Frederick Conn, do
fondant, will take notice that on the
4th. iluy of September. 1909. Mabnl
Conn, plaintiff, herein, flld nor peti
tion In the district court of Com coun
ty, Nebraska, BKalnRt said defendant,
the object and prayer of which Is to
obtain a docrce of divorce from the
defendant upon the Kround of cruel
ty, habitual drunkennoHa and non-support,
and for the cuntody of two In
fant children, the Ixmie of said mar
rlace as appears from the petition
filed In aald cauxn.
You are required to gnawer aald
petition on or before the 7th. day of
February, 1910. Dated thla 10th. day
of December, 1909.
Mabel Conn, plaintiff, by,
Matt it kw Gkiii.no.
41-12-16-09 Her Attorney.
PltOII TK NOTICK.
State of NubruHka )
). County court.
County of Cbxs )
In the matter of the estate of J.
Olen lioval, deceased. To all pemona
You are hereby notified that a peti
tion hna been filed In thla court bray
ing that lcttera of admlnlxtratlon tie
IsHiied to Hurry ltoynl upnn the es
tate of J. Olen ltoynl, deceased, and
that a heartna- will be had upon au Id
petition on the 11th. day of January,
A. I)., 1910, at 1 o'clock a. m., In my
office In the City of lMattsmouth, State
or Nnbraika, berore winch hour all ob
ieetlina thereto munt be filed.
WltneHs my hand and official seal
thla StOlh. day of December, A. 1., 1U0U.
ALLU.N .1. Ill1, KHUN,
WILLIAM C. ItAMRRY,
The undersigned will sell at Public
Auction at his farm two and &
half miles Bouth of Murray
and five miles north of
MONDAY, Jan. 17
the following described property, to
16 Head of Good Horses mi
One span dapple gray geldings, S
years old, weight 3250. One bay
gelding, 5 years old, weight 1850.
One bay gelding, 7 years old, weight
1550. One black gelding, 7 years old,
weight 1300. One black gelding, 1
years old, weight 1500. One bay
mare, 8 years old, weight 1700. On
bay mare, 7 years old, weight 16 SO.
One black mare, 2 years old, weight
1250.' One black mare, 1 year old.
One bay. sucking colt. One stallion,,
coming 4 years old, weight 1800. On
sorrell horse, 6 years old, weight
1350. One span of miles, 5 years old,
weight 1900. One mule, 10 years old,
FARM IMPLEMENTS, KTOV
One spring wagon, one Jumbo
seeder, one corn drill, four farm
wagons, Badger cultivator, Deere i- '
row cultivator, Avery corn planter,
Avery walking cultivator, Deere walk
mower, one top buggy, 3-section har
row, 2-sectIon harrow, 16-Inch stir
ring plow, new Departure cultivator,
one wood rnck, 40-galon Iron kettle, '
bIx dozen chickens, one riding lister,
one tank heater, Kemp manuro
sprure spreader, stock cover, 24i40
four sets work harness, McCormlck
hay rake, one saddle, one milk cow,
40 tons prairie hay, two hay racks,
numerous other articles.
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock sharp.
Lunch served at noun.
TEKMS OP KALE.
All sums of $10 and undre, cashl
in hand; over $10 a credit of ten
months will bo given, the purchaser
giving good bankable paper bearing
eight per cent from date. All prop
erty must be Bcttled for before being
1 C. M. Chrlswisser, Owner. '
Robert Wilkinson, Auctioneer.
W. G. Boedeker. Clerk.
Hettimcil From Texas.
Charles Grimes returned last even
ing from his two weeks visit to Waco,
Ft. Worth and other points in Texas.
Today ho resumed his duties as re
porter on the Journal, relieving Mr.
J. Livingston Itlchey who had takea
care of the place In his absence. Mr.
Grimes found Texas a bright, sunny
spot In a largo map of winter and
found Teias people very optimistic
over the prospect for the coming year.
Tho boom which that country has
been having for several years past
continues unabated and the prospect
for 1910 seem excellent. Later he
expects to give the Journal readers,
the benefit of his trip and his views.
Itenews for Two.
N. L. Volk of Renfrow, Okla., who
has boen spending a few days at the
old home in and near Plattsmouth,
was here last Saturday and found
time to call at the Journal headquart
ers for a few momenta visit, and at
the same time renew for his paper,
also for his brother at Caldwell, Kas, ,
He will remain in this locality a few
days longer, after which he will do
part for the east, where he will
spend a few weeks before returning
to his homo In Oklahoma.
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