The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 19, 1910, Image 2

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Mtdiatorial Kingdom to B Set Up
In tha World Shortly.
Hartford, Conn.,
lee. IS. Pastor
Russell of Brook
lyn Talxmacle vas
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addressed large
audiences In the
Opera House, lie
had excellent at
tention. We re
port one of hl
discourses from
the following text:
Cart rot away
therefore your con
fidence, whlrh hath gnat recomene of
reard."-lleljrew I, 35.
Our English word confidence Is n syn
onym for fulih. It is a very pretty
thought that wo should not east away
our faith, but hold firmly to It and
Bain a reward. This thought Is ex
pressed elsewhere In the Scriptures,
but It Is not the thought of our text.
Here the word confidence more proper
ly slgnlllcs axKuranve or out-Kimkcnnen,
courageous presentation of a message
not always kindly received. The Apos
tle Is urging the followers of Christ to
be of good courage, or. In the language
of the Savior, that they uliould not put
their "light under a bushel, but on a
candlestick," where It would shine out
for the blessing of men.
There Is a practical side to the Gos
pel. EvorylMii',' enjoined upon (lie fol
lower of Christ and nil their trying
experiences in life are wisely Intended
to wink out fr them character -development
of good, firm, fine texture. It
I a mistake to think, ns some of us
have thought In the past, that It Is the
will of Cod that we should merely
"hear of Christ and give a nominal as
cnt to the message of Ids death as our
Redeemer and turn from outward
forms of alii ami then, contented with
our progress, help others to the name
low standard.
clplts. They hail g
with vain philosophies and their splr
duality was at a low el.b Conditions
are very shnikir today. After eighteen
centuries of Divine Instruction ul 1
with the wonderful l'.ibles now at our
command and with helps for Bible
study, what manner of Christians
ought we to le In faith, iu love, in
olwdieuie. hi courage!
St. Paul points out the necessity for
the Lord's people to assemble Ihcin-
.tten'entaheletl Lord are despised and rejected by all.
He says that we are counted as the
filth and offscourlng of the earth
that which nobody cares for or values,
but w hich all would like to get rid of.
as the darkness always hates the llcht
and socks to quench It and reigns com
pletely only when all lights are ex
tinguished. Christians, far and near,
either by expressing sympathy for the
Apostle or fellowslilpplng with him.
or by defending hlni from the unjust
and malicious slanders circulated
cal i-iw til? t !itr for fellowship Hint for
......i.. ..r i.i- vv..r,l .1 to nrovokp , against him. thereby exposed them
r - - - i
n Bnnili. r to love and good works.
The Father Does the Drawing.
Quite to the contrary, the teachings
of Jesus and Ids Apostles Ignore the
world as a whole and merely seek for
a special class with hearing ears and
appreciative hearts. The Gospel mes
sage set forth In the Blblo knows
nothing of the ordinary mission work
of rescuing drunkards and harlots and
the profane. While not refusing pub
licans ami harlots It did not go about
necking them. It waited for them to
BiH-k for righteousness and, as the
Master said, "No man can come un
to mo except tho rather which sent
nio draw him"; "and whosoever comet h
unto me 1 will In no wlso cast out"
(John vl, 37, -It, ('..")). As a matter
of fact, those who came to Hie Mas
ter and those who have been Interested
lu his message ever since, have not,
In any large proportion, been the rich,
the great, the learned, the noble, ac
cording to the course of this world,
but chlcily the poor, rich In fallli to
ward our tiod.
Take as an Illustration St. Paul's
course when he went to Athens. We
do not lind that he started a' mission
Sunday School and offered the chil
dren the prospects of a picnic or a
Sunday School treat, lu order to gather
them for a half hour's talk about noth
ing, "To keep them olT tho street."
Neither did he seek out the drunkard:
In the slums and establish a slum mis
slnn. On the contrary he sought the
ear of the Intelligent classes, the think
ing classes, Irrespective of their wealth
or station. Why? Itecavtse he had n
niessagi'-n message which children
could not understand; a message
whh h drunkards were Incapacitated
from unilerstamllng; a message which
tdiould appeal, If at all, to tho best
people of Athens, whether rich or poor.
Have we not had, to a considerable
extent, the wrong Idea? Are we wiser
than the Lord and the Apostles and
able to give them pointers as to meth
ods Instead of following their exam
pl(, as we were Instructed to do?
They proclaimed the Second Coining
of Messiah and tho establishment of
bis Kingdom. They preached that the
very object of Ids Reign of Righteous
ness for n thousand years will be tho
putting down of sin In Its every form
n ml the II fling up of poor, fallen hu
manity. They taught that there was
danger of attempting to make a prose
lyte and really doing more harm than
cood thereby. They taught that the
special work to which Cod's people are
Now enininb.slnned as ministers or serv
nuts of Christ Is the proclaiming of
the (;ospel-"the Good Tidings of tho
Kingdom"-not the proclaiming of eter
nal torment nor tho attempt to diivo
the world of mankind from sin through
fear. They taught that tho work of
this present Age Is tho selection from
amongst mankind of the Bride class, to
bo Messiah's associates In Ids Klug
tlom, for the blessing of all tho world.
It Is this message of tho goodness of
CJod that our text declares should bo
proclaimed with courage, with bold
liess, with outspokeimess.
A Great Fight of Affliction.
St. Paul Is criticizing some who had
for nulto n time been Christians and
w ho had been granted large opportuni
ties for growth In gruco and knowl
edge. He says to these, "Tor tho time
jo ought to bo teachers, but yo need
that ono teach you again which be
tlio brut principles of the doctrlno of
Christ." They had lost tho first prln
The necessity for this, he suggests. Is
that slu on the part of those who
have received a knowledge of the
Truth and been made partakers of the
Holy Spirit Is a much more serious
matter than the game conduct would
have been before they came Into the
precious relationship of spirit-begotten
children of Cod. He says, "For If we
fin after that we have received a
knowledge of the Truth, there remaln
eth no more a sncrlflce for sins, but a
certain fearful looking for of condem
nation and fiery Indignation which
shall devour us as God's adversaries"
(verses 20. 27).
Have we grasped the Import of the
thought? It signifies that those of us
who have accepted the Divine terms
and entered tho family of C.od will
have no future opportunity In another
life. We must either make our "call
ing and election sure" under the terms
of the call, as accepted, or bo rejected
as unworthy of life everlastlng-as fit
for tho Second Death-annihilation.
He who despised Moses' Law died
without mercy. P.ut he who, having
rnmo to a clear knowledge of the
Truth, shall bo found a willing sinner,
will not only bo cut off from a further
opportunity In tho present Age, but be
everlastingly cut off from life, destroy,
ed. "Cod Is able to destroy both soul
and body"-the present life and our fu
ture hope. These thoughts should
make very earnest, very diligent, all
who have accepted Christ and been
accepted by him.
Nevertheless Ds Not Diacoura'jH.
These things were written, not only
for the Hebrew Christians of St. Paul s
dav, but Intended by the Holy Spirit
for all the household f faith. We
should not rock ourselves to sleep, nor
give to each other ophites. While the
tcortil Is not yet m trial. for eternal
life, tho Church Is now being tested
for life or death eternal. Tho thought
should sober us. As the Apostle sug
gests. "P.e diligent, bo sober," be
faithful, following in the footsteps of
P.ut St. Paul or, rather, the noly
Spirit through him, took cognizance
of the fact that tho Lord's people are
In n world that Is "no friend to grace
to help them on to God." Tho Apostle
recognized that we might becomo dis
couraged with our own faults and
weaknesses. Hence, after earnestly
exhorting to faithfulness and energy
and after pointing out tho dangers of
slothfulnesg and of being over-charged
with tho cares of this llt'o and tho do.
celt fulness of riches and thus losing
tho spirit of Christ, he turns from this
threatening attltudo and uses encour
aging words.
He says, "Call to mind tho former
days lu which, following your illumi
nation of tho Holy Spirit, you endured
a creat tight of a III Id Ions." St. Paul's
selves to similar reproaches nnd dis
esteem, opposition from their neigh
bors, etc.
History tells us of various terrible
persecutions of the Christians by the
Roman Emperors. It declares, for In
stance, that to gratify his depraved
mind Nero, the Emperor, caused a cer
tain portion of the city of Home to be
burned by Incendiaries and that when
he found how angry tho people were
he blamed tho entire matter upon the
Inoffensive Christians partly, no
doubt, because these had no friends,
either at court or amongst the people.
They could be blamed with impunity
and the Emperor's own vicious crim
inality would tints be hidden. On this
account hundreds of Christians were
publicly and brutally put to death.
"Great Recompense of Reward."
Toor human nature finds it difficult
to stand alono with God and with the
few who are on his side the side of
righteousness and truth. When, addi
tionally, thero comes persecution It
tries their hearts, proves their loyalty.
This Is exactly what the Lord designs.
He Is now seeking a special class of
overcomers to bo Joint-heirs with his
Son on tho spirit plane as the Bride
of Messiah. Through these lie Intends
shortly to grant to Israel and. through
Israel, to all mankind glorious bless
ings of Instruction nnd restitution. To
bo qualified to thus serve In the In
struction nnd uplifting of humanity it
Is necessary that these called ones
should be of strong character copies
of their Master, In the spirit of their
minds. To these he says, "To him
that overcome! h will I grant to sit
with me In my throne, even as I also
overcame, nnd am set down with my
Father In his throne" (IJev. ill. 21 f.
Wo can readily see how some of the
more prominent followers of the Lord
who suffered martyrdom because of
their loyalty to the principles of
righteousness nnd to the name of Je
sus would bo accounted overcomers
and members of the Kingdom class.
P.ut sometimes It Is difficult for us to
discern clearly how the less promi
nent, less persecuted ones stand with
I God. St. Paul's argument proves that
they stand veil that God counts them
In as martyrs, as faithful unto death.
If they have the martyr spirit, If they
are loyal, courageous for the Truth,
even though they never seal their tes
timony at tho stake, even though they
never nro counted worthy of open, or
public opposition or persecution. Uwo
is an encouragement for nil nnd this
Is exactly what St. Taul would stim
ulate us to in the words of our lexi
Wa Mutt Let the Light Shine. -
Ho says, "Cast not away, therefore,
your outspokenness, which hath great
recompense of reward." The Lord has
not promised a great reward to us for
merely believing, merely trusting, and
lu a cowardly manner keeping our
agrea tight o nmic.t ns.- M . , u s Md
Intimation Is that nt tin. tin e I lie J persecution or reproach,
suffering persecutions the bre. I ron - ' ., ot ,(0
were really In n better, more alive
spiritual condition than later. The
prosperity, privileges, freedom from
persecution enjoyed, had made them
slothful and less courageous, lie
would have them and us call to mind
the victories won In the past, that we
might have courage for tho present
nnd the future. How gracious, how
helpful, are all tho provisions of our
God for those who now hear his call
and seek to walk In Jesus' steps! To
these he guarantees that every experi
ence of life which his providence shall
permit shall work for good, for bless
ing, for valuable experlenco and edu
cation along lines of righteousness and
dm ruder-development.
Two Claiaei of th Faithful.
In time of war not nil can go forth
ns soldiers. Some, unfit for such serv
ice, may perform n useful part at
homo supporting, encouraging, send
ing supplies to those at tho front, etc.
And so It Is In the army of the Lord;
Jesus Is the Captain of all those who
voluntarily enlist as soldiers of tho
cross to battle against sin, especially
In themselves lighting a "good light
of faith" and overcoming the spirit
of tho world which surges nil about
them, threatening to overwhelm them
as New Creatures In Christ.
St Paul Intimates a strong persecu
tion, openly manifested by the worldly
spirited. Sntan-doeelved people of God.
He says, "Yo endured n great light of
afflictions, partly whilst ye were made
a gazing stock both by reproaches and
nflllctlons and partly whilst ye be
camo companions of them that were
so used. For ye had compassion of
mo In my bonds, nnd took Joyfully the
(polling of your goods" (verses H'J .11).
St. Paul nnd others prominent
amongst tho Lord's followers natural
ly would receive the brunt of Satan's
attacks. It Is presumed that the Epls
tie Of which our text Is a part was
written while St. Paul was a prison
er at Rome. Fellow Jews, so far from
being sympnthetlo for a countryman,
reproached lilm ns a traitor, unortho
dox, seeking to tear down the work
of God and to Ignoro tho Divine prom
ises belonging to Israel and their sa
cred traditions. By tho Romnnn, too,
ho was regarded with suspicion, as one
giving allegiance to another King,
Jesus, nnd not therefore disposed to
use his Roman citizenship specially for
the pride and glory of tho Empire. St.
raul declares that thus himself and
those who espouse the cause of the
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Lf-&J .U V-
KID 6L0VES 75c, $1.25,
$1.50, $2.25
What man is there who
would not appreciate a nice
fitting pair of dress gloves?
We have them in a!l wool
lining or silk lining. Also
knit gbves and fur gloves.
C. E.
This is the Horns of Satisfaction fcr Chris!-,
mas buyers as well is all other buyers of
men's wearables.
It'a a question now of good assortment
and quick service in the remaining week
for Christmas buyers. These you will find
here along with first quality and the iight
What better jlf t than one of our superb
Suits at $10 to $35 or one of our luxurious Ov
ercoat at $9 to $40?
We feel that we are es
pecially strong in our show
ing of Christmas ties. We
have over 800 ties from 25c
to $1.50 in every conceivable
pattern and shode. In
Christmas boxes or not, just
as you like. We want to
show you.
Here are Some Useful Things
Manhattan Shirts $1.50 to $2
Mufflers, silk or knit 40c to $3
Six Initial Handkerchiefs, all
linen $1.50
Six Holeproof Sox, in Christ
mas box $1.50
A Box of Munsing Underwear,
two suits $3
A pure Silk Hose for men 5()c
Men's Garters, in holly boxes. . . .25c
Things to Please Men Folks
Combination Sets suspen
ders, garters and arm
bands 75c, $1, $1.25
Or necktie and suspender. .$1, $1.25
Collar Bags $1.00 to $3.00
Tie Rings $1.25, $1.50 and $$.75
Gold and Silver Mounted Silk Um
brellas. Men's House Coats and Bath
Robes $4 to $10
counted worthy of a place In the King
dom which Is to bless tho world.
St. raul elsewhere dechtrcs, "If we
deny him, ho will also deny us" (II
Timothy II, 12). If we havo accepted
tho Lord ns our Counsellor, Guide,
Captain. Teacher, Exemplar, Hrlde
groom, he expects of us courage to
confess him as such nnd on all suita
ble nnd proper occasions to let our
light so shine before men that they
may seo our good works nnd glorify
our Father which Is In heaven"
(Matthew v, 10). Our good works are
to so accord with tho Muster's teach
ing that, however we mny bo repre
sented by others, nil who know tis in
timately will take knowledge of us
that wo havo been with Jesus and
have learned of lilm. They should
also see that our courage, our bold
ness, our outspokenness, Is not a de
sire to preach ourselves, not vainglory
In ourselves, but that, on tho contrary, i
wo preach Christ and tho glorious
message of his Word, which always
has brought opposition nnd persecu
tion from tho Adversary and from till
who nro under bis blinding Influence.
Every faithful follower of Jesus
must be n confessor must show his
colors. We do not mean by this that
bo must be belligerent nnd fight n
cnrnul warfare, either with swords or
sp(:rs or 1; :i iuls or tongue. On the
contrary, like Ms Master, he must ever
be alert to do good. Ills orders from
the Captain are, "Speak evil of no
man." What he must speak forth nnd
show forth by bis life Is the doctrlno
of Christ tho Truth, the Eight. In
contrast with the prevailing Error nnd
Tho reward which the Scriptures
.told before our eyes of faith Is so
prent that, to the worldly, It seems
foolish to believe In It. It Is to con
ilst Of n sharo with our Lord In bis
Itlory, honor nnd Immortality: In his
Mediatorial Kingdom soon to bo estab
lished; In his great work as tho Medl
iter of tho New Covenant In grunting
tdvlne blessings, through the merit of
tho better sacrifices, to the people of
"The Climax" Enjoyed by a Very
Fair Audience, and Com
pany Are Artists.
From Saturday's Dally.
"The Climax" at the Parmele last
night drew a very fair audience,
there being quite a number present
from Union, Murray and Mynard. To
say that all were well pleased, but
half expresses the great satisfaction
given. There is a certain analogy in
the case of a great Coruse and the
heroine, Adelina, in "The Climax."
The great tenor was losing her voice
and an operation was necessary. For
a time it was feared that music lov-j
ers throughout the world would never
again hear his golden notes. Imagine
the anguish of the temperamental
Italian. If a man who has the world
of music at his feet can suffer near
to the verge of collapse, what must a
woman who Is striving to he a prima
donna endure when she Is told that
never again can she sing another
Jt Is the human soul note which
has been struck by tho master hand
of Edward Locke that makes "The
Climax" a play which appeals to all
that Is good In us, and therein lies
the secret of Its lasting success. Last
season Mr. Weber Rent out five com
panies to meet the demand of the
public to witness the play; this year
tho demand for It Is even greater, by
reason of the recommendation which
is limited to the confines of the North
American continent.
There were only four characters in
the "Climax," and In the character
of "Adelna Von llagen, the pupil of
Lulpl," Miss Florence Weber was Im
jnense. Sho hns a fino voice and
while her "Even Fong" and "Youth's
Appeal to Ago" were both excellently
exexcuted, tho "Fong of the Foul" was
simply grand. Tlio musical program
was all that could bo desired, the
piano selections by Chester Ilennett,
"The son of l'letro Golfonte," dem-
Henry Eom was made the recipi
ent of a more than pleasant surprise
Saturday evening, December 10th, by
a large company, about fifty-five in
number, at neighbors and friends.
The occasion sas his thirty-fifth
birthday anniversary and the neigh
bors and friends, who had assembled
at his beautiful country home, four
mile3 west of thl3 city, celebrated U
In a manner which will long be re
membered. Mr. Horn was completely
surprised when the guests came In on
hini, but soon recovered and proceed
ed to entertain tfiem In his usual
happy manner.
Tho time was delightfully Bpent
with various amusements, games and
the like, there being several games
of cards played, while sociability
reigned supreme. The jolly company
of invaders had come well armed
with baskets filled with good things
to eat and during the evening, Mrs.
Horn, assisted by a number of the
ladies, prepared an elegant luncheon,
which was served at a welcome hour
and to which all did ample Justice.
It was a late hour when the guests
departed for their homes, after hav
ing extended their congratulations
and best wishes to the host for many
more such anniversaries.
Those in attendance were C. F.
Vallery, Fred Kehne and family,
John 1 Trltsch and family, Ed.
Ttitsch and family, Chris. Tschirren
and family, George, Katie, Mary and
Maggie Kaffenberger, Chris. Parken
ing and family, Frank Steppat and
wife, August Steppat, Georgo Stand
er and son, George Porn and wife,
Eddie Steppat, Anna Steppat, Chas.
Miller and Will Coon.
Miss Ellen Windliivu's Studio.
Tho parenls of the boys and girls
of Plattsmouth have enjoyed a treat
the past two afternoons viewing the
display of art from Miss Ellen Wind
ham's studio, which have been on ex
hibition In the front room of the hall
used by the Knights and Ladies of
Security, In the Coates' blork. Miss
Windham has fifty-six paintings and
sketches on exhibition, ranging in
value from one to forty dollars.
Some of the pictures have been
painted from life, others are copies
of the masters. Miss Windham's
skill In painting faces is of the high
est character, she having In the col
lection pictures of members of th
family which are very like the orig
inals. Some of Miss Windham's work at
the Academy of Art at Chicago was
selected for the art exhibit at St.
Louis. One of her charcoal sketches
receiving much praise from her In
structors. .
None of the parents of the city can
afford to miss the opportunity to
view Miss Windham's exhlbt, which
shows a vast amount of Industry and
In Police Court.
John Miller was found last evening
with a had case of intoxication.
When the police judge got to him he
was prone upon the Icy pavement
between the postoffice and tho tele
phono building at tho alley. The
judge helped John to his feet, when
he supported himself against the wall
onslrnted that he was a master In the 'for a short distance and then dlsap
art, "Lulgl Golfantl," by Mr. Arthur pea red between tho buildings, and
Gollser, was also well taken. The J the court did not see him again until
performance was one of the best ever .ho was brought Into court for the
given In Plattsmouth, and Miss Web
ber Is about the bcRt Blnger that ever
appeared before an audience in this
Tho Postal Savings Hunk.
Py January 1 the postal savings
bank at Nebraska City Is expected
to bo ready to begin operations. Only
ono of these banks Is to be instituted
In each of the states of the union as
an experiment. Nebraska City was
chosen for the place to make the ex
periment In Nebraska. The postmas
ter of all tho other towns In tho
United States whero the postal banks
are to be Instituted, will be called to
usual prescription this morning, when
tho judge prescribed $10 and costs.
John will have a substitute for the
hack until the fine and costs are laid
out In Jn 11.
In County Court.
In the county court today Judge
Beeson was engaged In the hearing
of claims against the estate of John
Georgo Hansen, deceased. John
Wonderlich, of Nehawka, the admin
istrator of the estate, was present at
the hearing, also Mrs. Simon Han
son and Mrs. Carnes were In court,
as well as two of the sons of the deceased.
Mr. George A. Kaffenberger and
dfe nnd daughters, Misses Dora anil
Ola, drove in from their home this
morning in time to take the early
train for Omaha, where they spent
the day.
Wm.. Rakes was up from his home,
near Union today, looking after eonio
business matters, and made the
Journal a brief call. Mr. Rakes for
merly resided a few miles south of
Plattsmouth, but sold his place and
removed to his present location.
While here Mr. Rakes renewed for
the Journal another year.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Walker drove
up from Murray today to do some
shopping, and while here our old
friend gave the Journal a brief, but
pleasant call. The latest reports
from bis son-in-law, Dr. Gllmore,
I which were received last night, are
to the effect that the doctor Is get
ting along very well, which we are
pleased to learn.
Live Stock and General Farm Sala
Five years successful selling renders
me thoroughly competent-of handling
vour sale. Referfence from those I
have sold for. Graduate from Missouri
Auction School. See me at Terkins
Platte. 'Phone Green 142
Washington during tho present
Israel and eventually through them to inionth for a conference with the au-
ill mankind. Not all have a know!
rdgo of this grent reward; not all.
therefore, havo the encouragement to
faithfulness which this knowledge lu
iplres. Not all even the cars t
hear. It li written, 'The secret of
the Lord la with tbem that fear hlin
ind he will ahow them hit Covenant"
funlm ixv, 11).
thorltles of tho postofflco depart
ment. Instructions will then bo
given the postmasters In regard to the
Instituting and operating of the pos
tal savings bank Lincoln Journal.
"Holty Tolty," a real event of tho
season at the Parmele theatre next
Monday night, December It.
Bob Emerson, of Elmwood, was lu
the city over night, looking after
some business matters, departing
this morning for Omaha. Bob Is a
good democrat, and will be an appli
cant for some position In the legisla
ture this winter. He Is a good,
truBty fellow, and we would delight
In seeing our old friend got a
lucrative position, for ho Josorvoa It.
Herman Greeder,
Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by Nebraska State
Calls Answered Promptly
re1cphono 378 White, Plattsmouth.