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"WHAT ll'JHEB GF
MAN IS THIS?
Even Ihs Winds and th3 Waves
On the Atlantic,
Nov. 13. Pastor
Uussoll of the
nacle Is hotnewurJ
bound. He declares
tltut bo greatly en
Joyed bis visit t
where be jirfiu li
ed !n twelve of the
irliK'lpiil cities, In
cluding throe Sun
days In London.
He greatly admired
the reverential sub-strata of religion
thought In nritnln. Whether or not
the people nre really more holy than
their brethren In the United States and
Cnnada. they are. he says, as a rule,
more reverential in their demeanor In
their attitude toward Divine things.
Pastor Itussell consideri public
thought in Great Britain to be ut least
twenty yours behind that of the State
In respect to the ttible as a Divine
revelation. This Is much In their
favor, he Kays. The Evolution theory
nnd so-called I Holier Crlliclmn of the
Bib'.e. have, he says, wrought groat
ha v ie amongst the clergy mid more
idii' uli'd purple of America. He finds
In Great lirltaln the same destructive
scn'iinciits at work, but they have not
yet reached the masses with such force
nnd polonltiif power. Faith In God
unci In the Bible as his Word Pastor
Itusicll has specially sought to Incul
cate. He feels greatly encouraged nnd
hopes to see his friends nnd the pub
lic of Great Biiialu soon naln, as t'J-y
His love for our British cousins
has not, however, diminished his
love nnd Interest In God's jieople of
America. If Americans nre less rever
ential It may nlso be said that many of
them nre more Independent and more
courageous In their convictions respect
ing the Truth. The British friends
should, ho thinks, cultivate nn Inde
pendence of thought; while Amorlcitu
Christians, losing none of their cour
age, should cultivate a spirit of rever
ence for God. for bis Word and for all
Pastor Russell Is enjoying U's usual
good health and continues his literary
work on the sea. as on the land. A
representative of the American Press
Association and a stenographer accom
pany him. Pastor Russell's address
for today was from the following
"What manner of mnn Is tills? For
ven the winds and the waves oliey him."
Maitlww vlll, 27.
This text Is taken from the G.wpel
narrative of tho storm on the Sea of
Galilee, during which Jesus wn
asleep In the hinder part of tho vessel,
until tho sturdy sea men. appalled by
the storm, cried to blni. Master, cures!
Hhou not that we perish? Then the
"Savior arose and rebuked the storm
nnd there was a great calm. When the
fishermen disciples beheld this they
said. What kind of person Is this that
even the winds and the sen obey him!
The speaker declared that ulthougf
more than eighteen centuries had
passed, the same qucmlon Is going the
rounds of most civilized peoples of the
world "What manner of man Is this-.'"
Some of the best thinkers and noblest
hearts of all nationalities, Jew mid
Gentile, agree that Jesus of Nazareth
was a most wonderful man. It Is still
n greed, as In the days of his presence.
that "never man spake like this man!"
Home, Indeed, called him a deceiver.
Others said that he was under (ho con
trol of evil spirits. Others, going to
the opposite extreme. nvMnrcd that
this great Jew was Jehovah himself.
who. for the time, was masquerading
us o man.
"Wondsrful Words of Lifa."
. Pastor Russell contends that the
greatest of all Jews told the truth
nbo'.it himself, ns well ns about other
wallers. When ho prayed to tho Fa
ther with strong crying and tears In
jctiiscmatie (Hebrews v, 71 he was
not shamming, lie was not perpetrat
lug n fraud and deceiving bis disciples
then and since.
We have great sympathy for the fel
low-couutrymeu of Jesus who, falling
to understand him, caused his ex ecu
tlon. considering him a inennce to their
Institutions. His wonderful works,
his wonderful words of life, of w hich
It Is recorded that the public declined,
"never man spake like this man." and
In general his wonderful personality,
seemed really Incongruous with his
general demeanor. Not claiming to be
Jehovah, not claiming to be his owu
Father, as some now tench, but. on the
contrary, declaring, "My Father Is
greater than I," lie nevertheless claim
'd a special relationship to God; nnd
this he demonstrated by such miracles
as the one of our lesson. Had ho done
ii nd said these things as a member of
one of the popular sects of his day.
lie would have been reverenced. Had
tio Joined In with the Pharisees ami
winked at their Interpreting the Law
1n one way for tho people and In an
other manner for themselves, he would
toave received much honor from the
rich and the poor, the learned and the
Ignorant Hut he antagonized all these
by his humility In mingling with the
common jwople. occoptlng some of
them as his special disciples and send
ing them out as his representatives.
This specially branded him as foolish
In the eyes of the worldly-wise. This
Kpcclnlly discredited him. not only ns
ji man and s teacher, but particularly
ns one who claimed to be the Messiah,
the King of glory whit wrs set up
X '4, 1 ,J J
an Empire. We can we! see why
wor!dly-w: people ef that day or this
day would consider such a person a
fraud, a pretender, a deceiver. Ap
pearances were against him.
Jesus declared that the Father sent
him and that he delighted to come In
obedience to Jehovah's will, to be his
agent and servant in the outworking
of a great plan for human redemption.
Those who deny all of this, and who
have awakened so much confusion
amongst Cbrlstlans, and have wade
the (Josjie', of Christ Impossible to the
Jew, should give an account of them
selves and explain by what authority
they contradicted the Great Teacher
"The Father Is greater than I." And
when they claim that the death of
Jesus was merely a farce, and that he
as Jehovah merely stepped out of the
body of Jesus nnd perpetrated a fraud
and pretended to bo dead and aroused
bis disciples so to think and so to
teach, and pretended Inter to be raised
from the dead those who thus teach
and w ho thus confuse the winds of all
Christendom nnd Jewry, should ex
plain away, If they can, the plain state-
went of the Apostle that God raised
up Jesus from the dead by his own
power on the third day.
"Art Thou a King Then?"
ricturo tho Great Teacher walking
with his twelve Apostles, a nondescript
crowd of those who heard him gladly
not many great, not many learned,
not many rich, not many noble. Hear
hi in telling them those who acknowl
edge themselves to be Ignorant and un
learned (Acts lv, IS) that. If faithful
to hlrn, he would "grant them to sit
with hlin In his Throne" "J-Wns the
twelve tribes of Israel." The state
ment surely seemed fraudulent, and ho
had not the heart to condemn the Jew s
who so misinterpreted him. St. Peter
did not condemn them, but distinctly
said, I wot, brethren, that in Igno
rance yo crucified the Prince of Life,
as did also your rulers (Acts ill, 13-17).
Can we wonder that the learned
Jews of l!int day were confused? They
did, Indeed, hcr of his miracles his
recovering of sight to the blind and of
strength to tho withered baud of the
impotent mnn; and, In the case of Laz
arus, at least, they had demonstration
of his power over the dead. They per
ceived thnt these miracles were Laving
an Influence upon the wasses that
they detracted from their own esteem
amongst the people. They knew that
many of Jesus' sayings were wonder
fully wise and thnt bis criticisms of
their own Inconsistencies were re
markably sharp. Yet withal, they said.
we know thnt he is a fraud, because
of his peculiar claim to be the Messiah
and the Son of God. This claim of his
discountenances all of bis teachings
and mighty works. It cannot be true
that ho Is tho Messiah that our nation
has waited for theso wore than sixteen
centuries. God would surely send
Messiah a sufficiency of demonstration
of glory and power to couvluco the
most intelligent of our nation, the
Scribes and Pharisees and Priests.
What they all dissent from, repudiate
and denounce, must be false.
For ths Good of the Nation.
The Jewish wise men of eighteen
centuries ago concluded thnt a wan
who set the mnsses agog with antiel-
pullon of himself ns tho Messlah-Ivlng,
yet was without nu army and without
financial backing for a cnmpalgn,
would present their nation to tho Ro-
uinns In a ludicrous light. As a result
they wight have taken from them, at
tho word of tho Emperor, the civil and
religious privileges and rights they
were enjoying. They took counsel and
determined that In the interests of the
pence of the nation this golden-tongued
miracle-worker should either be ex
posed as a fraud or bo killed. They
tried first to expose bliu by trapping
him In his language In tho presence of
his followers and the multitude. Hut
his Intellect was keener than theirs
nnd the thrusts they made at littn re
bounded to their own discomfort and
established hi own standing in tho
estimation of fc'.s followers am' v tho
eyes of tho people. One of t!ese ef
forts to show up tho hollowness of his
claims aud their fraudulent' and to
discourage tils followers Is worthy of
particular notice, as it furnishes us
tho key to the sentiment of tho rulers
and also the key to the real facts of
the case which those rulers fulled to
Ths Kingdom In Your Midtt.
The Influential Jews said, Let us
question this fraudulent Messiah re
specting his pretentious, not with any
hope of correcting him, but with a
view to opening tho eyes of his follow
ers to tho weakness and fallacy of his
teachings. Then they will see the hol
lowness of tho hopes they are enter
taining and their foolishness in leav
ing their vnrlous avocations to bo
come his followers, in the hope of sit
ting with him In his Throne. They
will see that ho has no prospect of ever
securing a Throuo and that they are
merely deluded by hltu in such expec
tations. They inquired of him, When
will your Kingdom appear? How long
will It bo before you sit upon your
throne and have your followers with
you In the Throne? How long before
this Messianic Kingdom will rulo In
Palestine and extend from Its borders
to tho ends of tho enrth? After you
have answered us these questions we
will ask you others respecting your
financial support and resources your
own quallllcntlons, and your subordi
nate officers;- tho arms for your sol
diers and the supplies necessary for
such a world-campaign as you are
about to begin, according to your
The Great Teacher's brief answer
entirely silenced every objection. Ills
questions, hud these men been "Is
raelites Indeed." would have been so
deeply Impressed 'upon t tiem that they
would have followed up the matter
with an entirely different line of ques
tioning than st first ilmtempls'-'d.
List ih y . if . r : Iicu- when
their iji:es!in.i.-, int. uij-d to entrap tae
Teacher airl M;iier. were answered
and foiled they merely acknowledged
their defeat by their silence. The nu
swer was uot. as imperfectly trans
lated iu our Common Version The
Kingdom of heaven Is tcilhin you. by
ocrltlcul Pharisees, but. My Kingdom,
the Kingdom of heaven, of which I am
tho King, will not apjtear at all. It
will be an invisible Kingdom it comes
not with observation or outward show.
Ye shall neither say, Lo. It is here,
nor, Lo. It Is there; for It will be every
where in the midst of you. amougst
you. invisible but all-powerful il.uke
Truly, what manner of man was
this, nnd what manner of message and
Kingdom was bis. so different from
anything the Jews had ever expected?
Can we wonder that only a compara
tively small projwrtlon of them were
in the heart attitude to receive this
message respecting a Spiritual King
dom? We cannot wonder! Even his
most Intimate disciples did not grasp
the depth of bis teaching until, after
his death and resurrection, they, at
rentecost, received the special on
lightenmont foretold for the servants
and handmaidens iJoel II. 20i.
Then understood they the true depth
of the teachings of him who spake as
never man spnke. Then they compre
hended that he was the only begotten
Son of God who. In obedience to the
Divine program for Israel mid the
world, Imd left the heavenly courts
and glory of tlio splilt nature and been
made flesh "The man Christ Jesus."
(I Timothy II. vi. Then they under
stood, not only tlint he was a pc.'l'cl
man, but that, through tl:e !ri'i:i'r.i
of the holy Spirit which came uhui
him at baptism, he was Indeed God's
Anointed, the nntityplcal Priest, anti
typical Prophet and aiitltyplcal Klng
uot that he was these In the flesh, but
that the new spirit nature, begotten
iu li I in through thnt nnolntlng, was
perfected In the resurrection, mid Hint
It Is the gloiifled Christ on the spirit
plane who will accomplish all the
great things predicted through the
prophets, blessing all Israel and all na
tions. In God's due time. Theu they
understood the meaning of the Mas
ter's words to the Roman Governor,.
My Kingdom Is not of this Age; If It
were, then my servants would fight
for me mid I should not be delivered
to death. Then they perceived thut
bis Kingdom will be not the less real
and powerful, but the more so. be
cause a heavenly one, a spiritual one.
which. In due time, in the Age to
come, will operate through the nation
of Israel, Just as was originally prom
ised und expected.
Israel's Hops Merely Deferred.
The Apostles discerned that the
hopes of their nation were not blasted,
uot destroyed, but will all bnve ful
fillment, though the time of fulfilling
was deferred. They saw that In or
der to make the Messianic blessing ns
great ns God Intended thnt It should
lie world-wide and unto eternal life
it was necessary that a great sacri
fice for sins should be made a sacri
fice typed for centuries iu Israel's
Atonement Day sacrifices a sacrifice
lu two parts. These two parts are
shown In isni&l's Atonement Dny the
bullock of the sin-offering nnd the
Lord's goat of the sin-offering. Jesus
himself fulfilled the first of these, the
merit of which has been applicable to
the saintly few of Jews and Gentiles
who have, during this Gospel Age.
made n full consecration to walk In
the Redeemer's footsteps. The second
ary pnrt of thu sacrifice, the offering of
the goat, pictures the sacrificing com
pany of the Lord's fulthful disciples
throughout this Ago. These, under
cover of bis righteousness, suffer with
Their reward Is to be a sh:!re with
the Redeemer on the heavenly, spirit
plane, participating In his glory, honor
and InuiK.'tallty and In his great work
of disponing the Messianic blessing to
Israel and through Israel to the woilo
Surely, neither Jew nor Gentile cn.i
object to the Divine arrangement b.v
Which so great blessings are about to
come to the whole world. Israel an. I
the world In general have no part In
these spiritual blessings. Nor do they
generally desire that gift. The bless-
Ing thnt Is for them Is restitution to
J human perfectlon-to all thr.t was lost
In Adam. The restitution blessings of
Messiah's reign will embrace not only
humanity, but also all of their Inter
ests, Including the enrth. which shall
become Paradise rpstored. the glorious
home of Israel alone; for be It noted,
the Divine arrangement Is thnt all who
will ever receive blessings under
Messiah's reign must receive It ns
Israelites, since the New Covenaut Is
to be made with Israel.
How ashamed will nil men be when
tho "times of restitution" mentloued
by St. Peter (Acts 111. 102.1) shall be
ushered In! How astounded nil will
be nt the goodness of God nnd li s
fnlthfulucss In rnspoot to nil tils prom
ises! How teyes of nil humanity
will look back to the days of Jesus In
the flesh, when he appeared amongst
men to lay a foundation for his glori
ous Messianic Kingdom by offering
hlnuielf In sacrifice for the sins of all
the people, that thereby he might
purge from sin all who ever will come
to tho Father through hint, nnd will
thus bnve the light to restore the will
ing and obedient to full perfection nnd
to destroy the rebellious in the Second
Death. Ah. then nil will know na
! never before, the force of the words of
our text. Whnt manner of mnn Is this?
They will know him as bavlng been
when a man. The Sent of God. They
will know him as the now Highly Ex
alted One. far above men nnd angels,
rewarded with tho very highest re
ward which Jehovah could give to bis
Beloved Son, In whom he was well
pleased and b.v whose strives Israel
and we all shall tie healod.
3S o! Various Daoari-
nrals ire H:d3.
MANY NEW BU63 ASKED.
Lincoln Hospital for Insane Want!
Two More Educational Department
Requests More Funds for Its Use.
Kearney Boys' School on List.
Lincoln, Nov. 12. State officers,
heads ot statu institutions und beau--of
departments have been at work re
centiy making their estimates o, e:.
penses lor the coming biennium. Ssev
ernl of those have been filed with the'
stale auditor and in nearly every in
stance the est I mates have been la
creased over the appiopriat ousi o.
two yours ago.
The following shows tiie cor.i-,r.ri. c!i
of estimated expenses with the app.u
priutions for those departments w.nci!
have so far filed their estimates:
Stat"? treasurer, estimated exp:?is
for bleunlnni, $33,5ti0. This b i n i:.
crease oi' $300 over two years ni.o.
Governor, estimated expenses lor bi
cmiiuin,$23.980; same tis two jears ao.
State superintendent, est hunted e.x
;nrrcs, 52 1,280; Increase from $iii',jju.
Junior rormal schools, $3),o u; i;n
Increase fio;n $;l,0u0.
Normal training in hi ;h ec!.:!,
$100,000; increased from $7;,000.
Aid to weak school distiicts, Jl-3,
000; on liKiease from $73,(00.
Slate railway commlsslo'.i, estimated
expenses, $101,000; increased iroai
$'J'j,000. Saiary of office help in
creased from $18,000 to $2J,3i:0. The
commission asks for $4 ;,5ou lor tne
physical valuation department.
State banking board, $33,200; rnme
as two years ago.
More Wanted at Kearney,
Kearney Industrial school tor bo;-,
$123,700, S3 asnlnst $103,700 two yeaiu
ago. 'I he Hu.ary of the asmstui.t j
perintendent Increased $i"0; ;m
ployees Increased $2,500; malnten
ance increased $15,000; geneial iv
pnlrs Increased $3,. 00. The toial is
reduced $10,000 lor rer.s:-n cf that
amount having been appropriated lo.
a barn and horses two years a..o.
Normal school at Kearney, $!83,
230; an Increase from $1K3,7!0. TU!j
estimate inu.ii.Ca $33,iu, ici' a nvw
Peru norn::.l srhcol, f'.TIXIiO; an
increase tioirf $15ti,7.)0. 'luis ostimut.'
includes $12,"i00 for au aaiiit.onuJ
story for a 1'brary.
New nmniul school at Va;iio. ti.j
board a-.ks for $103,6 0, in. .ail. . j
$35,0.;o for a new building, $15i:) t.'
sewer ami water system and $J,U 'j iuv
Labor Bureau Asks $35,Q0.
Ijibcr bureau, $35,300, againr.t $9,
GP0 two years ago. This year tin bu
reau says this estimate may seem ex
orbltant, but any less than the amount
av.kod will mean Inadequate services.
Ho wants $12,000 tor salaries; ll.iiSU
two years ago. This includes' au adul
tlonal assistant, two factory Inspect
org and an Increase of $000 for the
deputy" commissioner. For traveling
expenses and oifice expenses the com
missioner asks lor $23,'.00, aalnU
Irrigation' department, J1C.2S0,
Adjutant general, estimated ex
penses, $73,000, against $61,480 two
years ago. The estimate Increases
the Balnry of the adjutant general
from $3,000 to $4,800; assistant, in
creased from $2,400 to $3,000; assist
ant quartermaster, $2,00 to $2,400;
stenographer and cle.k J:om $1,680
to $3,000; armory rental, from $lo.8"0
to $30,ot 0: enmp instruction, from $33,
00" to $40,000.
Asylum at Lincoln, $323,850, against
200,700 two years ago. The new esti
mate includes a $30,000 building for
mr.le patients and a $50,000 building
for female patients.
Counties Want Slice of Estate.
It Is up to the supreme court to de
cide whether a county In Nebraska
:nn collect an inheritance tax from
beneficiaries of a will of a man who
lived and died In New York and from
whose estate the New York courts col
lected a tax. The case runs against
William Burns et al. and is appealed
by the county of Dodge et al. Accord
ing to the brief filed by the attorneys
for the appellees, Ira Davenport, living
In New York, hnd sold hinds lu Ne
braska to pasties In Pd!ge, Wayne,
Lancaster r.ni Plcrco eortl ;s. Ira
Davenport died and left ti ls paper to
numerous ncr!'ew3 m l nh-res. It Is
argued in the brier t'.i.it these counties
are trying to co'Uvt t'-.e Inher'tance
tax In this stite bocrme some of the
debtors of Dnvonrnt !ivo In Nebraska,
The lax has bo.n paid once In New
Normal Board to f'.ert Cec. 15.
Lincoln, Nov. 12. Tlu state normnl
board will meet at Chadron, Dec. 15,
to attend to routine business and par
ticipate in the laying of the corner
stone.of the new normal school build
Injr. which will be done under the
auspices of the grnnd lodge of Masons.
Men Narrowly Escape Injury.
HoldreRe, Neb., Nov. 12. An explo
sion of ammonia gas at the Iloldrcge
Lighting company's plant caused dam
ago amounting to several hundred dol
lars. No one was seriously Injured,
although two of the night fwee then
ob duty had narrow escapes.
.n,i.TST " ' V1"' sai.T,rm--wEIRgE HM.L ..jm. .n
are not to be found in any store in town but ours.
They embody the Gncst tailoring that can be put in a
garment. The material are all cold water shrunk,
which takes all tne pucker and wrinkle out of them.
You might just as well wear theBP;STas the NEAR
BEST. The cost is only a trifle more. These Qual
ity Coats are $20 to $35. We hixe Pus-to collar
overcoats $9.50, $10, $12 and $15. See our corner
L UoscoW's Sons
THE HOME OF SATISFACTION
AN OPEH LETTER
Business Men of Plattsmouth
Who Opposed New Jail.
The election has passed over, and
the majority have their choice, and
politically, the people bow to their
will and will obey laws enacted for
the good of Its citizens at large. But
a great many arise to ask why It was
that people throughout the county
voted against a small appropriation
for a county Jail? Was it the small
additional tax on each real .Uate
owner that stare dthem In the face?
Was it prejudice against the county
seat? Was it personal feeling that
prompted them to vote against the
Let us see where the savings go.
Ask the county officials what they
have already paid for the keeping of
criminals In otbr counties. Sum
;ip the expense amount and let us
hear from you. Now we think this,
that when a county building is need
ed as badly as we need this Jail
building, It should be built some
where. Let me suggest Weeping
Water, or any other place, where a
prisoner could be kept safely without
the expense of transporting them to
Borne other county.
. I "write this in Justice to every
property owner of Cass county and
will make this statement, that you
have paid more for the confinement
of the prisoners, including transpor
tation to other county Jails, in five
years, than it would cost to build a
Of course I can Bee Blgns of tho
old feeling that still exists between
different parties In our county, which
must sooner or later disappear for
the good of all concerned, but I wish
to remind tho good people of our
splendid county seat town, that we
have in our midst a few merchants
and other business men who on elec
tion day voted and talked against
the above named proposition.
They are well known, their names
can be furnished any time when so
desired. What do you think about
It? Stop for a moment and think
again. Business men voting against
a small appropriation in their own
town men who have made every
dollar in their possession hero at
home, depend on the patronago of
the citizens fur their profits and busi
ness and its associations. Let me
ask you are they loyal to tho best
Interests of their home town? To
F 0 I. U 5
.4 , A
what extent could they be depended
on for appropriation to enlarge the
trade of their community? 13 it not
about time to sift this class of busi
ness men into a class of their own
and place them where they belong?
Very respectfully submitted,
L, G. Larson,
Two improved farms In Seward
county at $85.00 per acre, one-third
cash, balance 10 years at 5 per cent
A 320-acre farm, well Improved,
adjoining Imperial, in Chase county.
Price $12,500; cash and time. Also,
1,144 acres 20- acres fine farm land,
160 cultivated, new house, wt,;i, wind
mill, cistern, water piped, ( .id other
Improvements. Must be sold soon.
Price only $12.50 per acre; this Is
given us as a great bargain.
,320 acres, near Litchfield, Nebras
ka, finely improved, fine piece of
alfalfa. Price $16,500.
Twelve farms In Cheyenne county
at from $i0 to $30 per acre.
A highly Improved ranch of 1,060
acres, 15 miles from Ord at $20,000,
lasy terms. 320 aero, highly im
proved, seven miles frcu Ord at $63
Two well Improved farms In Lan
caster county at $100 per acre.
Windham Investment & Loan Co.
11-10-whly Plattsmouth, Neb.
Charley Relhart, the Louisville
liveryman, was a county Beat visitor
today, and while in the city gave the
Journal a pleasant call. Charley Is
a reader of the Dally Journal and
renewed the same for another year.
He Is a great friend of the Journal,
and we always appreciate such stead
Alf Nickels, of Rock Bluffs, was In
the city today, bringing In some pro
duce for the market.
Old Roosters 4
Stag Roosters 6 Vi
Ducks, fat 8
Geese, fat 8
Digest prices paid for all kinds ot
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