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MONDAY, JUNK 22, 191 4.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL,
CAN NOW SHARE
GET BUSY" OFFER
The Journal Campaign Department An
nounces Extra Votes; This Is A Grand
Opportunity For All Interested Ones
To Build Up A Large Reserve
Read Details Carefully
Piano Now on Display at This Office Diamond Rings and
Watches in Crabilfs Window The Overland
Touring Car is Also Here.
At i "! H-k n last Satur
day evening offer f
early subscription t Hi Daily
Journal tinned in by any candi
date will i'iiiiii' lo an oml. In view
of the fact that there is still a
iiiiinlifi- win ore contemplating
getting into the rare and have not
as yet secured their first new
yearly subscript ion. it has been
decided that any candidate, who
has not done o. can get the extra
votes as soon as they turn in the
first new- yearly subscription to
the Daily Journal. This is done in
older that those who start now.
-specially those in the outside dis
trict, where the recent rains have
been the heaviest, will be on an
equal ba-is with those who bejran
earlier. The idea is that oaeh and
every candidate shall be treated
exactly alike. It is a fair field with
A "Get Busy" Offer.
s an incentive to the candi
dates to put forth their best ef
forts durintr the next two weeks,
ending Monday evening. July fth.
the campaign department will give
double votes on all new subscrip
tions when turned into this olliee
in clubs of five. Hy this we mean
live new subscriptions whether
they are Tor six months or one to
live years to the Daily Journal, or
one to five years to the Semi
Weekly. It all depends on how
the Hubs are made up tn de
termine the number of votes you
For instance, a Hub of five new
subscriptions to the daily for six
months by mail will mean ex
actly C.Ofti) votes: a club of five
new yearly subscriptions will
mean lr.tfiO votes, and live for
two years each will be worth 37.
roo votes, and so on up to five
years, according to Jhe printed
schedule. Candidates can make
up their clubs anyway they desire
as long as they have the five new
subscribers, be they by carrier, by
mail or the Semi-Weekly. There
is no restriction as to the number
of Hubs a candidate can secure.
Candidates shoudl bear in mind
that it is not necessary to hold
their subscriptions until thoy pet
the required five new ones. They
can brinsr them to the office, as
they got them in order that we can
start the papers to the subscrib
ers. As soon as a candidate brings
in the fifth new subscript ion the
extra votes will be issued. Under
this offer new subscriptions are of
unusual value and all candidates
should at least fret several clubs.
The offer extends from now' until
9 o'clock Monday night, July fdh.
It is an easy matter for any
candidale to see the wonderful
possibilities of this offer. As you
can secure as many Hubs as you
desire the number of votes you
can accumulale is practically un
liiqjled. An excellent opportunity
is offered to pile up a big reserve
vole, and in a contest such as this
DISTRICT HO. 1
City of Plattsmouth
At Least Three of the Prizes will be Awarded
to this District.
Mrs. Sybel Head 7115
Itev. F. M. Druliner 4315
Miss Anna Ileisel 1995
Miss Marie Donnelly 1725
Miss DoroUiy Hritt 1500
Miss Mary Donat l-r00
Mrs. Frank Gobelman ; 1500
VOTES IN THIS ISSUE
it is the wise contestant who will
not show all their strength, but
will hold back voles for future
use. The higher the reserve, the
better, as you know it is better to
have votes and not need them than
to need "em and not have 'em.
Can Enter Now.
There may be some candidates
in the list and others who have
not as yet sent in their nomina
tions who may desire to take an
active part in the contest but who
feel a little timid about starting
now, thinking it is too late. To
those we desire to say that it is
not too late if the candidate makes
up their mind to get' busy and
work consistently until the end of
the contest. A larger amount of
effective work can be accomplish
ed during the remaining six
The secret of increasing re
turns is nothing more than con
scientious efforts in interesting
all your friends, enlist ing their
support and bringing about the
formation of an endless chain of
vote-getters, and willing helpers.
Don't be afraid to ask others to
help you. They w ill enter into the
lively race with interest and en
thusiasm. Send Out Letters. .
The campaign department has
imitation typewritten letters tell
ing all about the contest which
can be used to send your out-of-town
friends. These letters bring
results and our advice to all is to
send out a bunch. Call at the
contest department for a supply.
They are free for the asking.
Remember a five-year subscrip
tion to the Daily by carrier dur
ing the double vole oiler rn-!ns
just 200,000 votes.
During the past few flays a
number of inquiries have been
made as to whether there would
be any changes or extensions
made during the contest, and in
reply to these questions we wish
to state that there positively will
not be any changes or alterations
in any form. The contest will
Hose on Saturday night, August
1st, as stated in the original an
nouncement of this campaign, and
any special offers or inducements
will be made to one and all alike.
This enterprise was not started
on a haphazard plan, but is run on
a system that is complete in every
detail, guarding the interests of
each contestant alike. Everyone
getting their full credit and no
The piano arrived Saturday, di
rect from Sehmoller & Mueller's
warerooms, and indeed it is a
beauty. It can be seen at this
office and all those interested are
invited to call and examine it.
The two diamond rings and two
gold watches are now on exhibi
tion in Crabill's window. The
Overland Touring Car can be seen
at Bauer's garage.
Mr. Goo. L. Farley .
Mr. Jesse Perry . . .
Mrs. Joseph Droege .
Miss Madeline Miner
Miss Marie Spies . . .
Miss Edith Hamge .
Miss Adelia Sayles . .
Charles E. Martin . . .
Mr. Frank 1 Jest or .
Mr. It. M. Shlaes . . .
Mr. Carl Saltier . . .
Miss Paula Coos...
Miss Ella Xeuman .
Mr-, l.ee I 'of Tier . . .
Miss Ferris York . . .
DISTRICT NO. 2.
Outside The City of Plattsmouth.
At Least Three of the Prizes will be Awarded
to this District.
PLATTSMOUTH, R. F. D.
Miss Josie Kiser
Miss Grace If. Nulling
Miss .Mildred Fee
Henry llirz, jr
II. F. Hecker
John Meisinger, jr. .
Miss Vivian Filzpatrick
Miss Etta Nickels
Mr. M. Cm. Churchill
Miss Pearl Mclteynohls
Miss Laura Puis
Mr. Dwight Propst
Mr. Wayne propst
Mr. Ed C. Hummel
Mr. Leo Tighe
Miss Agnes O'JJrien
Mr. Ernest Schomaker
Miss .Tenet te Young
Mr. Otto Schwartz
Mr. Harold Whiteman
Mr. Elmer McHeynolds
Mr. Mat I lee
Mr. Fred Ahrends
Miss Alma Ost
Miss Edna Stoll
Mr. Elba Dods-m
Miss Edith list
Miss Sophia Fleshman
Miss Hhoda Wunderlich
Miss Norma Trotter
Mr. Lovell Massie
Mr. Alvin McHeynolds
Miss Marie Prouty
Mr. C. F. Rosenow
Miss Alma Wiedeman
Miss Daisy Langhorst
Miss Elsie Opp
PACIFIC JUNCTION, IOWA.
Miss Anna Corcoran
Mr. Tom Martin
Miss Elizabeth Templeton
Mr. F. II. McLaughlin
Mr. Fred Mendenhall
W. lies sen flow
Miss Certrude Meisinger
Miss Audra Brown ."
an I Ciohrey
Miss Rose Arngwert
Miss Dorothy Croup . . . .
Mr. Victor Sheridan Loe
Mr. Wm. Thomas
rof. A. C Cash
LOUISVILLE, R. F. D.
Miss Mable Word
Miss Martha Stohlman
Miss Emma Cakemeier
WABASH, R. F. D.
Miss drace Erhardt
Miss Tessie Klitsch
Miss Ruth Harrison
Mrs. Fannie Eikenbarv
Rev. W. O. Harcll
Mr. Ed Iletts
Mr. Henry Snokes
Mr. Fred Spahnle
Mr. Martin Ilursh
Miss Edith Peterson
Mr. Anso Jiurdick
Mr. Ralph' Allen
Mr. Will Sharp
Miss Freda Reitter
Miss Ethel Hardnock
Miss Pearl Ax
Miss Etta Smith
Mr. Arthur Adams
Mrs. Maggie Siekman
Mr. Elmer Hughs
Mr. R. J. Mick
Mr. Ceo Oberle, jr
Miss Eula Weaver
Mr. Chas. B. Andrus
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29 i 5
2 OS 5
DEAD IN ADAM,
ALIVE jr CHRIST
"All Unrighteousness Is Sin."
"Wages of Sin Death."
PASTOR RUSSELL AT SEA.
All God's Work Is Perfect Adam
Alone Tried For Life or Death.
Adam's Family Born In a Dying Con
dition Difference Between Permit
ting Sin and Causing Sin Human
Depravity a Test to the Angels The
Purpose of Israel's Law Covenant.
The Purpose of Jesus' Death The
Church Alive In Christ In Training
For the Work of the Next Afce.
On the Atlantic,
June 21. After
launching his fa
Drama in the
In London last
Sunday the first
of a series of ex
hibitions that will
the principal cities
of the United
Kingdom and the Continent Pastor
Russell is on the Atlantic homeward
hound. While abroad the Pastor also
lectured in many cities, and was the
principal speaker at a General Conven
tion of the International Bible Students
Association held in the British Metrop
olis. Today the Pastor's text was. "Even
when we were dead in sins, God hath
quickened us together with Christ."
The Pastor began with a review of
the trial of Adam in Eden. He proved
conclusively that our first parents were
created perfect, in the image and like
ness of their Creator. Adam disobeyed
God, and thus brought upon himself
and all his posterity the sentence of
death. "Dying, thou shalt die." "So
death passed upon all men"; for all
men are members of the race of Adam.
All are under the curse of death, Avhich
came upon the world as the result of
The speaker also showed that we
were not condemned personally, for
we were not on trial personally. Fa
ther Adam alone was on trial, and
when he failed he was sentenced to
death. God's great Law declares that
"all unrighteousness is sin"; that "the
wages of sin is death"; and that "the
soul that sins shall die." Adam's chil
dren were born in sin born after his
fall from perfection. Therefore it nat
urally follows that they partake of im
perfection; and if the perfect man did
not keep God's perfect Law. how could
imperfect men keep It?
Having demonstrated that all man
kind are under the curse of death by
reason of Father Adam's disobedience,
the Pastor next discussed the proposi
tion which the Bible sets before the
race. That proposition is not a ques
tion of Heaveu or Hell, but one of life
or death eternal. To those who are In
harmony with God. who delight to do
Ills will. He is pleased to give life
everlasting. But to those who are not
In harmony with II lm He has decreed
to give death eternal they shall not
have any place whatever in all His
For instance, God's provision for the
angels was that since they were per
fect, they should. If they maintained
their perfection, live everlastingly, j
From tiods standpoint, to me ever
lastinglythe only way that He would
have His Intelligent creatures live at
all is to live happily, to enjoy life, to
live in pleasure. All the holy angels
are happy, perfect and blessed; for
they have not transgressed the Law
of God. So then, the speaker contin
ued, we see why the Scriptures teach
that mankind are under the sentence
of death. In fact, the Bible speaks of
all mankind, the world in general, as
a dead world not that there are no
people who are active, not that all
have gone down into the tomb, but
that those who have entered the grave
have merely preceded the others to the
place whither all are going, because of
the one sentence upon all.
God's Loving Purpose.
The Taster next showed that, ac
cording to God's righteous Law, man
kind are now unfit to live under the
perfect conditions which He has pre
pared. Even with the best of Inten
tions. Imperfect beings continually
make trouble for themselves and oth
ers. In the present imperfect condi
tion of the race, humanity would make
trouble wherever they might be. This
is contrary to the Divine will: God
purposes to have a Universe in which
everybody shall be happy, everybody
good, everybody perfect.
With some the question might arise.
"Why did God make us Imperfect?"
The speaker, after propounding the
question, then answered it: The Bible
declares that God's Work is perfect.
(Deuteronomy 32:4.) numanity in their
present Imperfect condition are not
God's work. God made Father Adam
perfect. After Adam had become' a
sinner and bad brought the curse of
death upon himself, he propagated a
race by the law of nature. Therefore
all of his posterity were born in sin.
and for six thousand years have been
falling, sinking lower in degradation.
This is the Scriptural explanation of
human Imperfection; this is. why the
ffASTQg RUSS ELL)
rery best of the race cannot do per
fectly. The Tastor then declared that God
loos not expect humanity to do per
'octly now, in their present fallen
condition. The Creator gave the Law
.o Israel for the very purpose of show
Jig them, and incidentally proving to
ill men, that "by the deeds of the
Law no flesh can be justified in His
sight." God has decreed that none
out the perfect shall have everlasting
ife, for none but the perfect can keep
flis righteous Law. He has proved
conclusively that no fallen human be
nt can keep that Law. Therefore none
:f us could have everlasting life if
rjod had not done something for us.
The story of what our gracious Crea
tor has done is the "old. old story, of
Jesus and His love" and the Ileaven
y Father's love, also.
In the past we have failed to realize
hat God is Love, even though we
tend, "God so loved the world that
He gave His Only Begotten Son.
that whosoever believeth in Him
might not perish, but have everlast
ing life." The proper thought is not
that which is frequently given to chil
lren, ami frequently held by older per
sons that God is angry with us, and
that He was about to send the entire
race to eternal torment, when Jesus
stepped in and saved us from so ter
rible a fate. This view makes our
Heavenly Father appear most unloving
:md unjust, in that when Ho knew
that we were imperfect ar.d therefore
could not do perfectly. He held as ac
countable for what we could not do.
AM Bible students are getting rid of
this wrong conception of the Almighty
The right thought is that from the
very foundation of ! lie world God had
i loving purpose in respect to man
kind. He knew that the race would
in. but lie also knew how in His
great Wisdom Ho could overrule the
experience of thee six thousand years
of sin and death, so that good would
ultimately result. If God had not per
mitted sin, men would not have known
how wrong it is and what evil condi
tions it promotes. Adam probably had
no idea what would be the result of
his disobedience. He did not know
that it would bring sin. sorrow, ar.d
mental and moral depravity into the
world. He could not foresee the in
sane asylum, the prison, etc. Not
even the angels would have known the
effect of sin if God had not permitted
it to enter the Universe.
Permitting Sin Causing Sin.
The Pastor then showed the wide
difference between permitting sin and
causing sin. He declared that for (Jod
to have caused sin would have Leen for
God to do evil. God does no evil; He
tempts no man. He was not responsi
ble for the entrance of sin into the
world. God vermitted Satan to have
his own way and become a rebel
against the Divine Govern meat. He
permitted him to pursue his downward
course, in order to let the angels see
the result of sin. Therefore He did
not hinder Satan from misrepresenting
the Divine character.
When Mother Eve came under temp
tation. God did not interfere. He let
her alone. She knew His command;
she had her full testing; she ate. and
disobeyed. Cud also permitted Adam
to disobey. TLu:j the reign of Sin and
Death came into the world, with their
tremendous influences for evil. Then
He also permitted the angels to be
tempted to sin in connection with
mankind. After the Deluge, God start
ed a new order of things and let man
kind and angels try again under some
what different conditions.
Next the Pastor declared that this
reign of Sin and Death has illustrated
certain principles. It has demonstrat
ed what righteousness is. and has
showed the necessity for obedience to
God. It has also proved that there can
be no happiness aside from perfect
harmony with the Creator. Both men
and angels have learned that whoever
sins will suffer.
Israel's Experience Under the Law
The Tastor next traced the history
of Israel, and showed the purpose of
the Covenant made at Sinai, with
Moses as mediator. Two thousand
years after man's fall, God made a
Covenant with Abraham that someday
He would bless the world through
Abraham's posterity. Still the angels
had room to doubt: for Abraham was
old and as yet had no child. Year?
passed by. and finally Isaac was born.
Still the world was not blessed. In
due time God declared that the bless
ing would come through Jacob. When
be died. God Indicated that Jacob's
posterity would be heirs of the Prom
ise. But instead of blessing the world,
they became a nation of slaves. At
length God raised up Moses, who led
the nation through the wilderness to
Mount Sinai, where they entered into
rovenant relationship with God. The
terms of their Covenant were that if
they would obey the Law, they -would
become great and all the world would
come under their sway.
But it was only a little while before
they found that they were sinners, for
they could not keep His command
ments. Then God arranged for them
an annual Day of Atonement, on
which sacrifices were offered to cover
their sins for one year, bo wey
tried year by year to live without sin
so that they would not die. but be
worthy to be the people of God. Yet
they died, generation after generation.
At last they realized that the fault
was with themselves; they had entered
into a contract which they could not
keep. They had agreed to keep the Law
of God, and were not able to do so.
That was the very lesson which God
desired them to learn, the Pastor de
clared, and not only Israel, but all
humanity. The Apostle explains that
in dealing with Israel God was deal
ing typically, so that nis people of the
Gospel Age would get the lesson by
seeing wherein Israel failed, and by
realizing that had we been in their
place we would have failed for the
By and by, through the Frophets,
God promised to give Israel another
Covenant, at some future day. This
New Covenant will be more favora
ble to them. The difference between
the Old Law Covenant and the New
Law Covenant will not be in regard
to God's Law, for His Law is perfect.
The Scriptures declare that the differ
ence will be in regard to the Mediator.
Although Moses was faithful in all his
House, yet he was a member of the
fallen race of Adam, and therefore im
perfect. He could not give the people
life; for he had no real life-rights to
give any more than had any one else.
As a typical mediator he ottered typ
ical sacrifices, which could not really
take away sin. But the Mediator i f
the New Covenant will be empowered
to lift the curse of death and to ie
slore, not only Israel, but all mankind,
to the image and likeness of Gcd, from
which the' fell.
The Purpose of Jesus' Death.
The Pastor next discussed the work
of the Gospel Age. About two thou
sand years after the Covenant mad
with Abraham, the Logos was made
flesh, in order to become the Seed of
Abraham ar.d bless all the families of
the earth. Throughout the Gospel Age
a most important work has been car
ried out. The New Law Covenant
cannot be inaugurated until there is a
Mediator of that Covenant This Me
diator, the speaker showed. Is to be
Christ the Head, and the Church His
In the typical ceremony. Moses could
not institute the Law Covenant until
first he had sacrificed bulls and goats.
Jn the antitype, the great antitypioal
Moses must first offer the "better sac
rifices." Jesus first of all sacrificed
Himself; now lie must sacrifice the
Church. This work requires all of the
Gospel Age. At Jordan, when He of
fered Himself in consecration. He kill
ed the nntitypical bullock; and later.
He was "led like a lamb to the slaugh
ter." At Pentecost our Lord began to
deal with the antitypical-goat class
the Church. When the offering of the
members of the Church which Is
Christ's Body is ended, then the Body
of the nntitypical Moses will be com
plete. As St. Peter declares. "For
Moses truly said unto the fathers. A
Prophet shall the Lord your God raise
up unto you of your brethren, like unto
me; Him shall ye hear in all things
whatsoever He shall say unto you."
The time for the New Covenant, the
Tastor believes, is near at hand. When
the nntitypical Moses brings in this
Covenant, He will remove the curse
of death. According to the Scriptures,
it will take Him exactly one thousand
years to accomplish this work, to over
come sin, to dissolve the hard hearts
of humanity, and to give instead the
warm, tender, gentle, sympathetic heart
that was lost in Eden six thousand
Alive In Christ.
The Church, the Pastor declared,
were dead in trespasses and sins, like
the rest of the world. But God has
quickened them made them' alive
through the imputation of the merit of
Christ in advance of the world. God's
purpose in so doing is that He wishes
now to select a special class from
amongst mankind. But not every
body has been invited to be of this
class. Millions in heathen lands have
never heard of Jesus Christ; and all
over the civilized world, there are peo
ple who Iiave heard with their ears,
but not with their minds. They do
not comprehend that they are sinners,
that God has provided a Savior and
that He is now inviting some to come
into covenant relationship with Him
self. Prejudice, superstition, false
teaching and false theories prevent
many from receiving the Truth.
The Pastor holds that all of the
creeds of Christendom contain false
doctrines. The Bible, he maintains,
says that the Devil put these erroneous
doctrines into the creeds. Should any
one ask why It is that the Devil could
have part in the making of our creeds,
the Pastor replies that the Adversary
misled our forefathers through his
wiies; for he is deceitful. Whenever
they thought to do something very
zealously for God. Satan would lead
them past the right mark, into some
thing very much to God's discredit and
to their own deception.
Looking over the pages of history,
the speaker can see that the Devil has
been working hard with all who have
ever tried to get out of darkness into
light. Therefore it behooves the peo
ple of God to watch continually. The
only safe course is to try to walk very
near to the Lord. Jn humility of mind,
in full confidence in His Power, trust
ing only in His Word. If nnjthing
seem to lead off into guessing for our
selves, the only thing to do would be
to say, "I have the Word of God; I
will stand by what is written."
"Our Light Afflictions."
In conclusion, the Pastor reminded
his hearers that the Bible urges God's
people to walk circumspectly; that U,
to look well around. It does net mean
to be in abject fear and dread, for to
be so would mean lack of faith in God.
The people of God are not hoping to
come off conquerors and to win the
great prize by any strength or iower
of their own. On the contrary, their
confidence Is in God. He who has be
gun a good work in them is well able
to finish it But c?ach one is to walk in
fear in the sense of having such re
spect for God and His promises and
such anticipation of the grand out
come, that each will be very careful to
avoid transgression. If coming days
should bring severe trials, then coming
days will also bring increased joy: for
as the Apostle says. "Our light atllic
tion, which is but for a moment, work
eth for us a far more exceeding and
eternal weight of glory.'
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