The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 27, 1914, Page PAGE 4, Image 4
PLATTSnOUTH SEHI-WEEKLY JOURNAL MONDAY, APRIL 27. 1914. PAGE . Cbc plattsmouth jfournal Published Soml-Woekly at Plattsmouth, N o b r. Entered at the Postoffice at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, as second-class mall matter. R. A. BATES, Publisher Subscription Prices S1.50 Per Year In Advanoe The war with Mexico is on, and Vera Cruz has fallen. :o: Huerta will nt feel that he is bippor than the United Stales many weeks longer. :o: The whole country is standing by President Wilson, like every American patriot ought to. :o: The -honk" is the sign of sprinjr. It used to he the wild ...(., now it is the automobile. :o: There seems to be a tendency to make hair-splitting distinc tions as to what we are to do to Mexico. :o: The limit of alienation suits is reached when a father sues his mmi for alienating his mother's affections. :o:- We don't understand, my dear girl, why yu insist that marriage is a failure. It is not.. It is an assignment. :o: In addition to spring hats, colored wigs are another item that must now be entered as "overhead charges." :o: The best way to settle the re gional bank controversy is to give every large city a bank and every small city a branch. :o: A gooil politician has to saw wood and say nothimr, and this is why women will make a failure in politics. They can do neither. :o: Remembering England's glori ous treatment, of the Ilocrs, some of 'tlie 'London papers are greatly indignant at Wilson's policy to ward Mexico. :o: The snubbing of the duke of Troy fr marrying an American girl appears to have caused him to decide tu make a man of him self, (loud! :o: "The right woman can make a fool of any man," says an ex change. We contend that the right -woman if she really is right won't make a fool of any man. :o: The Tennessee republicans aoide(l all reference to national questions in their new platform. This is done to preserve the coalition in state politics with democrats, who, n doubt, will leturn the compliment in kind. :o: The republicans who are so cock sure that they are guing tu whip the democrats at the next national election had better spend their time in gelling their own camp ready for a fray before making claims of whipping anything-. :o: A brick church down east is to be sent tu a new location by par rel post, and on lite installment plan. Thus is the government made u serve the ends of Chris tianity. The church and the stale can never be wholly separated. :o: Ogden Armor says that meat is not going to bo any cheaper. While crop conditions are splen did, there will be no reduction in prices of fresh meat until there are more cattle in the country, and there will be no more cattle in the country, we can tell him, until the Chicago packers stop their little game, which consists in offering1 a big1 price for cattle and then stealing it all back in the way of commissions and charges. IF IT WILL PAY. Agricultural papers are devot ing more and more attention to the matter of saving the heifer calves, with a view to increasin the dairy product. Against the life of the calf the money value of the milk it will consume has usually been set up and the prob lem so worked out as to send the calf to the shambles. ow the lignt is being- turned on from a different angle. The effort is to make it clear that it pays to raise the calves. Prof. Wilbur J. Fras- er, chief of the department in the University of Illinois, is con tributing his share to set right the wasteful view too long held mi this subject. He says "the Illinois experiment station bought a cow that produced on an average 11, 31)0 pounds of but ter fat a year," and instead of perpetuating- her great qualities by rearing her calves, sold them to a butcher, an operation which he says amounts to a dairy-race suicide. A prominent Illinois dairy man says "the heifers we raise from our best cows are belter producers with their first calves than the average mature cows we buy. Others say the same thing, and no doubt it is almost universally true. The agri cultural experiment station is raising calves at the expense for milk of 3.3i per calf 150 pounds of whole milk, worth -'5; and 100 pounds of skim milk, worth .$1.20. "These prices are liberal," says Fraser, "as they are paid at the farm and no money or labor is expected in hauling." The advancement of such arguments as these will turn the minds of the heifer slayer in the right direction. In time increased growth in the number of dairy cows will be noted from this source alone, and we shall see a change in the statistics which now show that the slaughter of calves in this country runs far into the mil lions every year. :o: Town men believe that when a farmer raises a colt, it is all profit; but according to reports from 10,000 correspondents of the bureau of statistic of the de partment of agriculture, Wash ington, D. C, upon the cost of raising: colts on farms tu the age of three years, the average for the United States is found t'o be ftiOi.OO. Or if we deduct the value of the work done by the horse before he has passed his third year, namely, $7.52, the net cost is JG.5i. This is 70.1) per cent of the selling value of such horses, $130.17. :o:- A wisely conducted news paper is like a banquet. Fvery Ihing is served with a view to variety. Help yourself to what you want, and do not condemn the entire spread because pickles and onions are included. If you do not relish them, someone else may find them palatable. lie generous and broad enough to select gracefully such reading matter from the newspapers as will be agreeable to your mental taste. You, as an individual, are nWt compelled to swallow every thing. We do not all think alike on eery subject, and it is a good thing, as it makes more variety, and variety is the spice of ex istence. :o: There need be no alarm about the Mexican situation. There' are enough senatorial and float rep resentative candidates in Otoe county to sweep the greaser na tion into the briny deep. Oh, yes, my dear girl, we have great confidence m cnristian Science, but we have noticed that it has no material, enect on "financial cramps. :o: It is strongly suspected that it.. i .. - ; i i I I nueiui, seeing ins meviianiu finish, decided he would rather be whipped by Uncle Sam than wait to be whipped by Villa. And now comes the report that our friend, Sweet, of the Xc- braska City Press is being boom- ed for senator. Well, that's all right. He is able to ill 1 the bill, :o: You know what war is, accord- ing to (Jeneral Sherman, and books are laden with laws direct they are very liable to have more ed at the relief of this or that of it than they can stand down in the greaser country. Hut it is just what Huerta has been work- ing for. ,ow, let the old huteh- er get paid in his own coin. :o: This season the federal law for the protection of migratory birds has been a failure in every sense of the term. There seems to have been no effort to enforce it. I he appropriation to carry the full intent of the law was in sufficient only ? 10,000. The law should be repealed, as there is not a stale m the union hut is able to pass and enforce their iwii game laws, and they do it to a great extent. :o: The United Stales troops thould march right on to Mexico City as soon as possible, and if thev can canture Huerta they should take him out and hang lini, the same as they would any oilier cnf tiruat. Me has no lonor, or he would not allow hi? lirelings to insult and murdei Americans who have been unabb to get away. Hut he will get all that is coming to him for his in fernal cussedness. :o: The man. whose name is too dastasteful to us to mention, criticised the national ad ministration at the meeting of the democratic editors in Lincoln the first of the week, was entire y out of oitler. He declared "the administration was to blame for the bloodshed. It had sent war- hips into Mexican waters and iad permitted troops to roam on bore, drunk or sober." He is 0j indeed u pretty specimen lumanity to criticise a man like Wood row Wilson and the gentle men who compose his cabinet, and had we been present when he made such remarks we certainly would have hissed him down and gotten some "heavy-weight" nmspni fo throw liim ov.i ih.. I transom and out of the conven- ion hall. The audacitv anil heek of this fellow is simolv - - - - - - 1 without comparison. :o: Hold on there! What's this we hear about wool prices ad ancing? Is it possible, when I he republicans told us after Woodrow Wilson was iuaugurat- d that the wool market was uined, and that man Penrose was the greatest howler among the whole outfit. Wool prices are advancing in all markets, at home and abroad, yet wool is on the free list, and it was put there nit a little while ago by the lemocrats in the face of the most gloomy forebodings on Hie part of all the organs and orat ors of stand-patdom. Wool growers were being murdered in old blood. lluin of the most frightful description was to fol- ow fast iiiiDii the heels of this monstrous assault on the honest merican farmer. Calamity of the direst sort was freely pre- icted by vociferous prophets f isaster, yet, lo and behold, the market reports say: "Wool riees are advancing in all mar-1 ets and contracting is still go- ing on at prices away above last year's quotations!" And all un- der a democratic administration and a tariff that suits the com- mon people. I EXPERTING COST OF LIVING It ,nay seem presumptuous to difl.er wilh an cxperl especially lho deaa Qf an affPicultural col lege, but sometimes experts ge an entirely lopsided view of a i matter from bavins--their alien tioii too much fixed upon that phase of it to which their ex pertness is confined. They ar too apt to mistake mere symp toms for a disease. In this they have plenty of company. When we have a headache we lake some sort of pain deadener, without inquiring closelv into the cause of the ache. It is the same wav in our efforts to cure social aiu industrial ills. Our stalutt1 local industrial pain, without any i effort at all being made to cure the disease from which the pain results. Mnee it is human na ture to hit at the beads it sees and to seek a remedy for every thing by an effort to remove thai which is easily visible which looks bad, even an expert may be permitted to follow the custom and that is surely what the dean of the Illinoiis College of Agri culture docs, when he ascribe? the high cost of living to tlu rapidly changing styles of mil linery and clothing-. It is useless to look to bettei farming for relief, he declare because the farmer is already I behind in the matter of produc turn increase as compared with consumption increase, and there is no prospect f his catching up That closes one door of relief. and, sad to relate, the door which Ibe vast majority of people have accusHuned themselves to con ... sider the chief, if not the only one. In our tendency to he uperllcial in these matters, as i i ..i. , 1 ..... . : l i siaieu anoe, wo nae asciiueu the high cost of living fo the ir creased price ot looq, ami nave Iwktft. irit'iii4i I ll f't 1' II 1 I fill fill" '.111 pit lUp 1. 1 l"i mt-I t.ll im.v- blame. Now' comes the agri cultural expert in defense of the farmer, and lays the blame up- I 41... ... ; 1 1 ; ,1 i i L- .r "'"". and the tailor, and with no more scientific analysis than is given the subject by those who hold the farmer responsible. He wants all clothing standardized and changes in styles stopped That is just what is done in China and the Philippines. Of course, we can all move to China or other Oriental countries where styles never change, but if we could check progress by in troducmg their ideas and cus toms, perhaps we might live I 1. 1- -" 1 . II1UIU icapiy, n not mum pitas- an'y Hie farmer having been re- Heved of responsibility, we may I'onlidiMilly look for a champion to enter the lists for the millin er and the tailor. Perhaps we shall in the end find an expert not so confined in his expert knowledge to a single ' field of endeavor, who will tell us that the high cost of living is due en tirely to our high ideas of what we must have to live. When we finally realize this we shall cease to lay the blame upon those who merely cater to this high stand ard we set for ourselves, but do not create it. So long as we re fuse to do things for ourselves, but hire them done, and so long a.- iiy iu imi. u il uuu . . . i ... it ..i ....i front" whether we are able to do so or not, the high cost of living will remain with us. ;o: Candidates are a little slow in announcing. J. here are several candidates mentioned for differ- ont uositions. but lm'115 doesn't seem to be anything Positive un- 1,1 aspirants come oui anu an- nounce the fact themselves. That's the way to do tho busi- lness io: The friends of William Doud of Greenwood are booming- that gentleman for the democratic nomination for sheriff. Mr. Doud is a mishtv sood man for the office. , , fc OF I II III ill PICK Pastor Russell's Drama Opens In Empire City of South. PASTOR HIMSELF PRESENT. Touching Film of Abraham's Sacrifice Furnished Text For Famou3 New Yorker's Discourse Hearts Swelled and Eyes Moistened Under the Mes sage From tho Book What Has Been Regarded as a Cruel Fanaticism Shown to Be a Divinely Beautiful Lesson on Things to Come. Atlanta, Ga., April 2(5. Pastor Kussoll presented his fa mous I'lioto-Dra-ma of Creation to a highly appreci ative audieuce in the Atlanta The atre today. Thetoiichliigfllru of Abraham's great sacritiee. furnished the basis of the Pastor's discourse. Hearts tilled and eyes became moist as the instructive message was delivered. "What has been regarded by many as a cruel fanaticism was pointed out by the famous New Yorker as Divinely ar ranged and as teaching a most beauti ful and significant lesson respecting the sacrifice of the anti-typical Isaac namely, Christ and "the Church, which is His Body." Pastor Ilussell's text was, "If ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's Seed and heirs according to the Promise" (Galatlans 3:20). The Pastor began by demonstrating from Scripture hat God calls our pres ent condlUon a cursed one, that man kind are under the curse of death, and that the only way by which the world can come under God's blessing is by the bringing in of a new condition. nd so when God said to Abraham, 'In thy Seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed," He meant that this Seed would roll away the curse of death and roll iu the blessing of life in the full sense upon humanity. Then the Pastor pointed out that the Logos left tho Heavenly courts and became a human being taking a low- j er nature than He had before and was j born of the stock of Abraham, in order to become the promised Seed which was to roll away the curse of death. He next showed why Jesus, accord ing to the flesh, could not be Messiah, the promised Seed. Even in His per fection the Man Jesus could have done nothing more for the world than to guide many Into happier conditions. He could not have been the great Deliver er who was to bless all the families of earth the dead as well ns the living. How Jesus Became the Messiah. The Pastor explained how Jesus be came the Messiah when He was bap tized of John at Jordan. He showed that the water baptism was only the symbol of the real baptism which took place there; and to support his claim he quoted the prophetic statement re specting Jesus, "Lo, I come to do Thy will, O My God" everything written ia the IJook. (Hebrews 10:3-9.) This statement means that our Lord, by becoming our Sacrifice, fulfilled the types and shadows of the Iiw Cove nant various thinjrs that were not commandments at all, but that were foreshadowed by the Jewish sacrifices. For instance, the type showed that before there could be an atonement for sin. the bullock of the sin-offering must first be offered. Our Iiord came to be the antitypical Sin-offering, to present His perfect human nature all that He had to give Himself in God's service as a sacrifice. The speaker threw a new light on the Apostle's somewhat ambiguous statement, "He taketh away the first, that He may es tablish the second," declaring that the correct thought Is, He removes the type, that He may establish the anti-type. Our Lord came to set aside the type. This He did when He presented Him self a living Sacrifice at Jordan to do unreservedly tho Father's will. This meant, primarily, our Lord's death, for mankind were under the deatli sen tence pronounced upon their Father, Adam. Therefore, it was necessary that their Kedeemer should taste death for mankind before He could have wherewith to satisfy the claims of Justice on Adam's behalf and ask for the release of Adam and his race. Next the Pastor explained that when our Lord cried on the cross, "It is fin ished!" He merely meant that His own personal work of the sacrifice of Iliin elf was ended. Then came His resur rection and Ills manifestation to His disciples, that they might know that Ie had risen from the dead, no ap peared and showed Himself under dif ferent conditions to prove iwo tuiugs: (U That He was no longer dead; (2) That He was changed from what He had been before. The speaker dwelt at length upon our Lord's several mani festations after His resurrection, lie nointed out that during the forty days before our Lord's ascension He showed Himself only a few minutes at a time. or perhaps an hour in all. and He ap peared and disappeared in a way tnat no one but a spirit being could do. As St. Peter declared, "He was put to dentil in 'flesh, but quickened in "spirit'' made alive a spirit being. Why Jesus Ascended on High. Our Lord's ascension, the Pastor af firmed, was another step in the Divine Plan for the salvation of the word. It was necessary, as St. Paul declared, that Jesus should appear in the pres ence of God and make presentation of His blood, the merit of His sacrifice, the value of His sacrificial death, that the Church might be justified through His merit, and that tho Father might give the Church the benefit of the cleansing which our Lord had accom plished for that class. Many have not noticed that the Scriptures limit our Lord's work during the Gospel Age to the Church class which is being select ed, or elected, from amongst mankind. By faith this class are reconciled to God through the blood of Christ. These have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Uighteous, and may draw near to God with good courage, having their hearts sprinkled from any consciousness of evil. The Pastor then showed that after Jesus had ascended on High He was the Spiritual Seed of Abraham, who is to bless all the families of the earth. Primarily, He became the Seed of Abraham at Jordan, when He received the anointing and to a certain extent began the work of blessing. But when He had risen from the dead and bad ascended to the Father He was the Perfected One, the complete Seed, so far as He Himself was concerned. The speaker went on to demonstrate from Scripture, however, that from the beginning God had purposed, not only that Jesus should be the great Savior and Blesser of the world, but that He should have a company of associates, who are to Imj sharers with Him in the great work of human uplift. These are the Gospel Church, and are to be given glory, honor and immortality In the First Pesurrection. Thus they also will become members of Abraham's Spirit ual Seed and share with Christ In His Millennial Kingdom. The speaker re peatedly quoted from Galatlans 3, which ho claimed makes the matter very clear. The Development of the Church. Primarily, the Seed of Abraham, as God meant it, was the Spiritual Seed Christ and the Church on the Divine plane. But there is another Seed of Abraham, according to the flesh the Jews. These also will have a part in the work of blessing. This fact, the Pastor declared, is set forth in Genesis 22:10-13, where God told Abraham that his seed would le as the stars of heaven and as the sand of the seashore. The Pastor then explained how some from both Jews and Gentiles have con stituted this Spiritual Seed of Abra ham. He showed that Jesus, the per fect Man, gave Himself a Sacrifice, laying down His earthly rights; and that God begot Him to a higher nature. Being perfect. He needed no one to make good for Him. But with the Church It is different Every member must come to Him as the Sin-offering, the One who would cover their blem ishes and imperfections, and represent them as their Advocate. The early Church were in tho main of Jewish origin. These had found that they could not get everlasting life by keep ing the Law. Therefore, as St. Paul declared, they must become dead to it and accept Christ as their Sin-offering, and consecrate themselves, that through His merit they might become members of the Anointed. The Gentiles never were under the Law Covenant, and therefore they came- into Christ merely by the sur render of earthly things presenting themselves living sacrifices, as did the Jews. In return for this complete con secration, those who thus present themselves by faith whether Jew or Gentile are begotten of the Holy Spirit to Heavenly hopes, aims and am bitions. Those who continue faithful to their covenant of sacrifice until death will receive a place in that Body of Christ, which is the Church in glory, These walk by faith and not by sight They develop the spirit of loyalty and obedience loyalty to God, to righteous ness and the brethren, and obedience to God and the Golden Rule. Of this Christ comaany Jesus was the Head the Apostles were the first members of the Body, and the faithful in Christ Jesus throughout the Gospel Age are members in particular. The Natural Seed of Abraham. The Pastor next discussed the de scendants of Abraham through Isaac the Jews. Briefly reviewing the his tory of that remarkable people, the speaker showed how God had blessed them in the past Their trying expert ences in Egypt, their journey through the wilderness en route to Canaan, and the signs and wonders which accom pnnied them, taught the people valu able lessons and strengthened their faith. For centuries they dwelt in the Promised Land under God's special care, sometimes chastised and some times blessed. But they never got the blessing sought under the terms of the Law Covenaut everlasting life. Their experiences, he pointed out, helped to develop in Israel a special class posses sing the faith of Abraham, Isaac, Ja cob and all the Prophets, and others not so prominent As yet, the speaker claimed, this class have received nothing but God'e promise that they shall have "a better resurrection." This they will get. he asserted, after the entire Church of Christ shall have been completed: for God has ordained that in all things Christ shall have 1 the pre-eminence. After the Spiritual Seed of Abraham shall have been glorified, then some thing will begin to be done for the Mat ural seed. The Pastor then showed that this class of Ancient Worthies will have much advantage over the rest of the world. The Bible teaches that tay will come up to human perfection to the resu rrection; instead of 'coming up imperfect human beings, like the re mainder of mankind. This constitutes their "better resurrection." The rest of the world will require centuries In which to attain human perfection. This Ancient Worthy class, the speak er stated, will be associated with the coming Kingdom of God, as our Lord declared, saying, "Ye shall see Abra ham, Isaac, Jacob and all the Prophets in the Kingdom of God." (Lnke 13:28.) Jesus will be on the Throne and the Church will be with Him; but they will bo invisible to men. The world will see these Ancient Worthies, who will be perfect men grand examples of the image of God In the flesh. They will constitute the earthly phase of the Kingdom, In that they will represent the invisible neavenly Kingdom. How the Blessing Will Come. The Tastor then gave an outline of arrangements in the Kingdom of Mes siah. The Spiritual Seed of Abraham will be in the glory of the Kingdom spirit beings, invisible to men. The nat ural seed of Abraham will be "Princes In all the earth," as Psalm 45 sets forth. When the Kingdom ia set up, God's blessings will first go to all "Is raelites Indeed." The first representa tives will be the Ancient Worthies, with whom the speaker thinks all the promised earthly blessings will rest as representatives of Messiah on earth. Only by coming into relationship with this company will any get the full blessing of the Millennial Kingdom. The Pastor Illustrated in the case of the United States. There are certain privileges and blessings to be secured by getting citizenship here; and as a result people flock here from every where and become citizens, In order that they may enjoy these blessings and privileges. This, he declared, is ex actly the picture given In the Scrip tures. In the future all the world will press for citizenship in the nation of Israel. The terms of citizenship there will be full surrender abandonment of sin, consecration to God, faith and trust in nim, and loyalty and obedi ence to the great Messianic Kingdom. The Pastor thinks that the Jews will be the first people to come into tho Kingdom, for the reason that the offer to mankind will be more in line with what that people have been expecting for many centuries. The Promise was made to their ancestor Abraham about four thousand years ago that In his Seed all the families of the earth should be blessed. The Jew still has It In mind, the Pastor believes, that somehow Messiah and His Kingdom are coming, and that the blessing of Abraham is yet to come. The Jew does not know what to make of all that has been going on for the past eighteen hundred years, the speaker declared. He has been greatly puzzled to know why Lazarus should have been taken Into Abraham's bos om as Abraham's child, and why he himself should seemingly be rejected, outcast and in trouble; but soon his eyes will be opened. At the proper moment God will pour upon Israel the spirit of prayer and supplication, and they shall look upon Hlin whom they pierced, as the Prophet Zecharlah fore told. (Zechariah 12:10.) Then they will begin to see something of God's great Mystery that it was necessary that mankind be redeemed before they could be restored. They will begin to get the key to the Divine Plan, which rests upon the Cross of Christ The next class to come into line with the Kingdom, the Tastor thinks, will be a class of Christian people that have been considerably misled and confused. As soon as these begin to get their eyes open a little, they will perceive that others have understood the Scriptures better than they have, and then they will begin to study. The Bible intimates that this will be their course that the ' foolish virgins will get the oil and will Anally come into harmony with God. Gradually the Message will spread until all nations will realize that the Kingdom of God has been established, and that by be coming Israelites they will get the blessings. To support this somewhat remarkable statement the Tastor quot ed several prophecies, among which was Zechariah 14:10-21. The speaker believes that by the end of the Millennial Age all evil-doers will have been destroyed and all the re mainder of mankind will hare become Abraham's seed a great number, which no man can estimate. Then will come a trial to determine who are loyal at heart Having demonstrated that they could be loyal during the favorable conditions of Christ's Messianic King dom, when every wrong act was pun ished and every good deed blessed, mankind will then be tried to see whether they will do right wThen left to themselves and the Kingdom with drawn. Satan will be loosed for a little while. Then there will be opportunity for sin to prevail. The race of Adam, then perfect human beings, will be tested In order to determine whether they really love God and whether they are loyal to the principles of righteous ness. Those who are found to be dis loyal to truth and righteousness and God will be destroyed from amongst the people. Acts 3:23; 2 Peter 2:12. In concluding his discourse, the Pas tor declared that as the test at the end of the Millennial Age will be lojalty, even so this is the test -upon Christian people today. The Lord desires not those who merely fear to do wrong. but those who love to do right and hate to do wrong. He claimed that there i only a little more time in which Chris tians will have the opportunity to de velop character and to stand the test All of those fpund worthy to walk with our Lord will be accepted as worthy of the best beyond the veil, and th? door to the High Calling will be shut. Then will come the great tribulation mentioned in Revelation 7, out of which will gradually come the Great Com- pany all overcomers. Indeed, but not more than conqueror."