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MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1911.
PLATTSMOUTII SKMI-WEEKLV JOURNAL.
April iso j j
"it breaks the speed limit to
That's a candid opinion about
this story. There may have
been swifter tales, but not re
cently. It's an aeroplane of a
yarn, moving so fast that you
lose your breath while you fol
low it. But you don't need any
breath, anyway, because you for
get about respiration with your
eyes on reading of this hind.
Every man has his day of days.
Yours may have come and .you
may be swimming in the full tide
of fortune. If so, read how P.
Sybarite found his. If your own
ship is still in the offing, you
will enjoy learning how the little
spunky red headed bookkeeper
won a fortune and an heiress,
foiled all his enemies and had
some of the most amazing ad
ventures ever penned all in less
time than it takes the hour hand
to round the clock dial twice.
t "revenge herseii upcii- me sunTTind
with this outcome Bayard unharmed,
bis father dead.
With neither hesitation nor a single
l'.t'-kvrd glance at the body of his
niK-int enemy the little man swung
about, walked qub'tly to the front door
and as quietly let himself out.
lie wa-i of iio mind to be called as a
witness at a posiSie inquest, and busi-iif-s
of far greater import urged him
time pressing ;he real business rf
his life, thii to discover the where
abouts of Marian Elessington with the
!e:'.t avoidable delay.
His 'irst east having failed him. he
rr,u Tiovr try to draw the son and if
po-sji.je before the latter learned of
his father's death.
N'-t until alut to re-enter the ear
did lie remember he had neglected to
secure Bayard's address from the but-l'-r.
But he wn-i'dn't turn bark. It
could be ascertained. Peter Kenny
w..u!d either know it or know where to
T Peter's rooms he must of neces
sity return tirst of a!!, for it w-"u!d not
tiiu- it ! :,irer pr"e possj,i.. to go up
an 1 down and to and fro upon Man
hattan Island in a biack siik evening
c;:t Mid flaming s'-arlct small clothes.
To rhai:pe w:i-. imperative.
"The Monastery." he directed, set
tling l.-"k into his seat. It was now
clear (h yliirht.
"Wait." he told the driver on alight
ing at the Monastery. "I'm keeping
you." Money passed between them,
more than enough to render his wishes
A dull eyed hallboy recognized and
let him in. sullenly passinp him on to
the elevator, but as that last was on
the point of taking flight to Peter Ken
ny's door it hesitated and the opera
tor with his hand on the half closed
pate shot it open apain instead of shut.
A telepraph boy not over forty years
tiied was beinp admitted at the street
do .r. The colloquy there was distinct
"Mr. 1 5a yard Shaynon live here?"
" 'I.eventh floor. Hurry up don't
keep the elevator waitin"."
Peter Kenny's rooms were on the
Tiie telepram. with its sprawling in
dorsement in ink. "Mr. P.ayard Shay-no-!.
Monastery Apartments." was for
several minutes within two feet of 1.
Impossible t conjecture what inti
mate connection it might hare with
the disappenranve of Marian Blessing
f:i. what a tlood of lipht it might not
loose upon the dark intripue.
"What door?" demanded the niessen
per as he left the cape at the eleventh
"Kipht a -piss the hall." he was in
formed. The pate clanged, the cape mounted
to the nest Moor, and' P. Sybarite pot
out. requiring no direction, for Peter
Kenny's door was immediately above
Bayard Shay non's.
As lie ton -hetl the bell button for the
b tietit of the ciovntor man but for his
own failed to press it home the nim
ble if the door bell below could Im:
he ird faintly through iiiiiiHinp firebrick
walls. The prumble persisted long aft
er the elevator had dropped hack to
tin- eleventh floor.
And presently the voice of Western
1'nion was lifted in sour expostulation:
"Sa-ay. whatcha s'pose's th matta
wid dis guy? P been ringin haffau
our'" "That's funny," commented the ele
vator boy. "He come. in only about ten
"Waitin" here all day won't gt me
ii t til ii. Here, what's th matta wid
yo:j sjpuiu" fcr tV"
"GWiiU. Sign it Vl'll; f LicJ stlCk
umia the door, wliydom ha ?"
"A'rigut. Guess I will."
By LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
Copyright, 1912, by tbe Frank A. Munsey Co.
Clang of the pate; whine of the de
scending car; silence.
Softly P. Sybarite tiptoed down the
Disappointment, however, lay in am
bush for him at his nefarious goal. Ev
idently the messenger had lieen punc
tilious about his duty. Not even so
much as the tip of a corner of yellow
' envelope peeped from under the door.
I Reckless in exasperation. P. Sybarite
! first wasted time educinp a series of
short, sharp barks from the bell a pe-
j i r.liarly irritatinp noise, calculated (one
would think) to rouse the dead then
tried the door and found it fast: in the
rnd knelt and bent an ear to the key
Not a sound: silence of the grave: tbe
louse deathly still. He could hear his
own heart drumminp. but from Shay
nun's flat nothing.
Or. no" Was that the creak of a
board beneath a stealthy footstep?
If so. it wasn't repeated.
Apain. could it be possible his ears
did actually detect a sound of human
respiration through the keyhole?
Could it be Shaynon. just the other
side of that inch wide pressed steel
barrier, the fireproof door, cowering in
throes of some paralyzing fripht. afraid
to answer the summons?
When at lenpth P. Sybarite rose and
drew away it was with all stealth.
Once nuye at Peter Kenny's door, his
diflident fingers evoked from the bell
but a single chirp a sound that would
by no means have trained him admis
sion had Peter not been sittinp up in
?'! reading to while away the ache of
L5ut it was ordered so. Peter was
quick to answer the door.
"poc says Pni all ripht if blood
poisoning doesn't set in. What luck?"
"The worst. Where are my clothes:
I've pot to chanpe and run."
Whereupon, while changing his cloth
ing. P. Sybarite delivered himself ol
nn abbreviated summary of what bad
bnwiened at the ball and after.
"mu n.T." Ee -round up peevishly,
"why didn't you tell me Payard Shay
non Jived in thejlat below you?"
""Didn't occur to me: nndifynu as!:
mo I don't see why it bbould interest
you now "
"P.ecause," sail I. Sybarite quietly,
"I"::) going down there and break in as
soou as I'm dressed tit to po to jail."
"In the scTed n-im-' of insanity"
"If he's out I'll steal that tciegram
and find out whether it has any bear
inp on the case. If it hasn't I'll sift
every inch of the room for a suspicion
of a leadinp clew."
"I5ut if he's in"
"I'll take my chances," said P. Syba
rite, with prim brevity.
"Not if I know the nature of the
brute." He stood up. fully dressed
but for his shoes. "Now, my pun.
"Top drawer of the buffet there.
How are you poinp lire e.sea ??''
"Where is it?" P. Sybarite asked as
he possessed himself of his weapon.
"Half a minute.'" Peter Kenny held
out his hand. "Let's have a look at
that pun. will you?"
"One of those newfangled automatic
pistols, isn't it? I've never seen one
"Put you've had this here"
"I know, but I didn't pay much at
tention, thinkinp of other things"
"P.ut you're delaying inc."
"Mean to." said Peter Kenny pur
posefully. And w ithout pivinp P. Syb
arite the least bint of bis intention
suddenly imprisoned his wrist. grabiied
the weapon by the barrel and took it
to himself, with the greater ease since
the other didn't understand or attempt
"What in blazes" be inquired, puz
zled, watching Peter turn the weapon
over curiously in his hands. "I should
"There!" Peter interrupted placidly,
withdrawing the magazine clip from
its slot in the butt and returning the
now harmless mechanism. "Now run
along. Tire escape's outside the far
window in the ledroom yonder."
"What the deuce! What's the mat
ter with you? Hand over that clip.
What pood is this without it?"
"For vnnr nresent nurnose it's better
than if loaded. Peter asserted com
plaeently. "For purposes of intimida
tionwhich is all you want of it
grand! And it can't go off by accident
and make you an unintentional mur
derer." P. Sybarite's jaw dropped and hi-
eyes opened, but after an instant be
nodded in entire agreement.
"That's a head you have on your
shoulders. loy!" said be. "An for mine.
I've a notion that it lias never reallv
lie turned toward tbe ledrooui. but
"Only why not say what you want?
Why these roundabout ways to your
purpose? Have you by aay cbauce
been educated for the bar?"
"That's tbe explanation." laughed
"Ceter. Tm to be admitted to prac
tice next year. Meanwhile ciroumlo
cution's my specialty."
"It is!" said P. Sybarite with convic
tion. "We'l back in five ninnies."
(To He Continued.)
All announcements under tliis
heading' are run as political ad
vertising: For Senator.
My name will appear on the of
ficial hallot as the democratic
candidate for slate senator, (lass
ami Otoe counties. I solicit the
support of the voters of Cass
county, pledging myself if elected
to look after your interests at all
limes. Your support will be ap
preciated. JOHN MATTKS, Jit.
Having: received the republican
nomination for the o:T:ce of state
senator for the second district com
posed of Cass and Otoe counties, I
will deeply appreciate the efforts and
support of my friends in these two
A. F. Sturm, Xehawka, Neb.
1 am the democratic muniuec
for the ull'ice of County Sheriff,
and in keeping with the policy of
a!i candidates, I solicit your sup
port at t he N'o ember elect ion. a'ld
v. : 1 1 certainly appreciate the same.
If ebvled. everyone shall receive
a square deal.
I am tbe republican nominee
for the olfice of County Slier ill", for
re-election, and your support
lo my success al the November
election will I api'V.'. ;.i-d.
C. J). Ml I.MON.
My name will appear mi the of
ficial balb't at the November elec
tion as the democratic nominee
for Float Representative of the
Kighth district. Vmr support will
be appreciated, and 1 will, if elect
ed, always look alter the bet in
terests of the i pie.
V. II. I'U.S.
1 am the republican candidate for
ftoitt representative. Eighth district,
Otoe and Cass counties. Your sup
port at the November election will
be appreciated, and if elected I will
look after the best interests of the
people, regardless of party.
F. I.. Nutzman.
You will ;j::d my name on bal
lot as tbe deiiiocra I ic nominee for
Representative. Seventh district,
and in soliciting the support of my
friends I m-b to assure you that
your les jnleresls will always
be mine raid will work to that end.
m. Kim i-:.
For County Treasurer.
Ib-iiip be democratic nominee
for the office of County Treasurer,
I hereby solicit your support at
the Noember election. "Uoiiev
ing that one good term deserves
anothei." you will favor pie with
the second term. Your support
will be appreciated.
V. KELLY" FOX.
I am the republican nominee
for the office of County Treasurer,
and being in no way contrary to
the usual run of candidates, I
hereby o!icit your support at the
November election. The same will
be appreciated, and I he office will
be conducted to the best of my
MAJOR A. HALL.
For County Commissioner.
My name will be found on the
olficial balbd as the democratic
candidate for the office of County
Commissioner, Third Commis
sioner district, and in making my
candidacy for the election to said
lToice I solicit the support of the
voters of Cass county. The same
will be appreciated.
I am the socialist candidate
for (he olfice of County Commis
sioner, from the Second Commis
sioner district. I lake this meth
od or soliciting: the support of
all my friends and voters of Cass
county, 't he same will certainly
R. I). STIXE.
Lain the democratic, nominee
for the otlke of Cpunty Commis
sioner, Second Commissioner
IMsfrict. Your support will bo ap
preciated, and if I am elected to
the office, the inlere.sls of the tax
payers will always be guarded
vvilli care, am to the best of my
CllAS. II. SI'OIIN.
Being the republicar candidate for
commissioner from the Second com
missioner district, I take this method
of soliciting the support of the voters
of Cass county at the November
election, and if I am re-elected will
look after the interests of the peo
ple to the best of my ability.
C. E. Heebner.
FOR County Clerk.
I am the present County Clerk,
by appointment to fill vacancy,
and I want to call your attention
to the fact that I am the demo
cratic nominee for re-election by
the voters of Cass county. In soliciting-
your support, I want to
assure you that I will continue
the affairs of the office to best
interests of the taxpayers at all
ITIAXK J. LIBERSHAL.
For County Superintendent.
I have been chosen the demo
cratic nominee for the office of
County Superintendent of Schools.
In asking your support for re
election. I have no hesitancy in
placing my record before you dur
ing the time I have held this of
fice. I solicit your support and
the same will certainly be appre
ciated. MARY E. FOSTER.
As candidate of the republican
party for the office of county super
intendent, I respectfully solicit your
support in the November election.
For County Coroner.
Jb.-ing- a candidate for the of
fice of County Coroner on (he
democratic ticket, I take this
method of soliciting' the support
of the voters of Ca.-s county at
the November election. The duties
of the otlice shall be discharged
to the best of my ability, and your
support will be appreciated.
DR. J. F. IIRENDEL.
Combination Public Sale.
The undersigned vill sell at Public
Auction at his home at Mynard, Neb.,
commencing at 1:00 p. m. sharp on
Wednesday, October 1 1, the following
described property, to wit:
One mare and colt. One sorrel
mare, smooth mouth. One bay mare,
eight years old, works single or
double. One span of bay horses. One
good milk cow, six years old. One
fresh milk cow. One Duroc male pig.
One sow with seven pigs. Nine good
shoats. One dozen thoroughbred Ply
mouth Rock roosters. One good Over
land automobile, four passenger. One
top buggy. One farm wagon, three-one-half
inch. One sprhig wagon. One
set double work harness. One set
single harness. One pump, brass
cylinder, V,3 feet pipe. One hundred
barrel supply tank. One binder. One
hog rack. One feed giinder. One gas
stove. One ten-barrel gnlvanized tank.
One plush couch. Other articles too
numerous to mention.
Terms of Sale: All sums of $10 and
under, cash in hand; all sums over
$10, a credit of six months -will be
given, purchaser giving note with ap
proved security bearing eight per
cent interest. Property must be set
tled for before removed from the
premises. I am not moving away,
only disposing of some surplus pro
perty. Dr. Brown, Owner.
Wm. R. Y'oung, Auctioneed.
W. G. Boedeker, Clerk.
Make Your Wants Known
Advertisements under this heading
five cents per line each insertion.
Six words will be counted as a line
and no advertisement taken for less
than ten cents.
FOR SALE OR TRADE. 15 II. P.
Case Steam Engine in fine shape.
Reeves Corn Sheller, good as new.
Will trade for horses or cattle or
anything I can use of equal value.
Bargain if taken soon. Arnold &
Mast, Xehawka, Xeb.
FOR SALE. Good hand picked Wine
sap Apples. If taken soon, will sell
at 75c per bushel. R. II. Nickjes.
FOR SALE. Madrid (6f.G27) a pure
bred imported Perchon stallion.
Registered No. 42528. For particul
ars phone or write F. M. Grove,
FOR SALE Scotch Collie pups.
Inquire of A. O. Ranige, Route
1, Platlsmoulh, Neb.
WANTED Girl for general house
work. No washing:. 4 in family.
Inquire of Mrs. George Falter
or call Phone No. 'J'Ji.
FOR SALE Two fine Chester
W hite male hogs. Inquire of
FOR SALE Rubber tire sur
rey a good as new, cost, 200.
A bargain. T. II, Pollock. Tel.
. 2 is. Plattsmouth. 10-5-lt-dw
HI 1 1
11 OF I
"Biassed Are They That Hun
ger After Righteousness."
THE POWER OF GOO'S WORD
A Famin In th Ud-Mnjr Heirti
Crying Out For a Living and Trua
Gad Faint Far Want of Spiritual.
Food Table of Oivin Provision Well
FilledThe Bread and the Water of
Life A Satisfying Pertion.
October 11. To
day Pastor Itns
sell chose for bis
text the words,
"Behold, tbe days
come, saitb tbe
Lord God, that I
will eead a fam
ine in tbe land,
not a famine of
bread, nor a thirst
for water, but of
bearing tbe words
of the Lor d."
(Amos 8:11.) He
spoke in part as follows:
Today this propbecy is fulfilled in
our midst! Notwithstanding the fact
that during tbe past century Bibles
have been printed and circulated
auionpst tbe people by tbe million, and
notwithstanding the fact that educa
tion bas become so general that rich
and poor, old and young. Lave tbe abil
ity to read tbe Word of God. never
theless we are in the midst of tbe very
fa niiue which tbe Prophet specifies. It
seems almost incredible that we should
be fainisbing now with Bibles in our
homes, when our saintly forefathers
did not famish, although their educa
tion was limited. The secret lies in
tbe fact that increasing intelligence on
every band bns awakened oar reason
ing faculties along religious lines, and
tbe result is tbe gnawing of hunger in
our hearts. Both heart and ficsh cry
out for a living and true God a God
greater than ourselves more just,
more powerful, more loving. Realizing
our own impotency, we feel more and
more our need of the Friend whose
love is closer than a brother's.
Consequently we cannot find in tbe
Scriptures tbe rest the refreshment
and tbe comfort which our forefathers
derived therefrom. Consequently tbe
young men and the purest of heart in
the world are repelled by tbe religion
o tbe past. They are hungry for the
Truth, thirsty for the refreshment
which tbey need. Intellectually, maiT
are looking, wandering, from sea to
sea. desiring tbe Bread of Life.
Scanning the creeds of all denomina
tions, they find these practically alike
as respects theories of eternal reproba
tion and damnation for all except tbe
Elect, the saintly few. Tbey grow
faint for want of spiritual food and
drink. They even look to tbe heathen
world, and examine tbe Tbeosopby of
India, the Buddhism of Japan and the
Confucianism of China, seeking for
some satisfying portion of Truth.
In some respects these are like the
prodigal son far from home. They
perceive the swinish content with the
busks of business, money, pleasure and
politics; but their spiritual longings
cannot be satisfied with the busks
which the "swine" eat. Because of
their interest in spiritual things they
are thought peculiar. Tbey are mis
understood by their best earthly
friends. In their wanderings along the
highways of science and world-religion
tbey must surely learn that they will
get no satisfaction from those sources.
The Table of Divine Provision.
llo. all ye that hunger for Truth,
come ye-' There is an abundance for
us all iii'our Heavenly Father's wou
derfuf provision in the Bible. De
serting all the creeds and traditions of
men. Jet us gather at our lleavenly
Father's Board as His family, as His
children- Let us prove the truthful
ness of His declaration that "Like as
a father pitieth bis children, so the
Lord pitieth them that reTerence Him."
Let us seek and find the satisfying
portion. Let us satisfy our longings at
tbe table of Divine provision. Mark
the words of tbe Lord and consider
bow truthful tbey are "Blessed are
tbey that hunger and thirst after right
eousness; for tbey shall be filled."
It is this Truth-hungry class whom
we address. W know their heart
longings: for we have bad tbe same
experience. We -know the satisfaction
which tbey crave; for we have receiv
ed it and are therefore doubly glad to
band forth the Bread and the Water
of Life to those who desire it. There
are many who are ready to serve the
apltites of those who long for pleas
ureball games, aociety fetes, chess,
travel. tc. Against tbese we hare
not one -woni. t Mf. It is not our
thought tbafFley or en route to eter
nal torment: hence we do not franti
cally beset them or annoy tbein.. Let
them have their pleasure. Let them
wait for the time to come when some
thing may occur in their experience
which will put them into the class of
tbe broken-hearted and contrite of
spirit, something which will cause
them to feeJ after God. if haply they
mijbt find Him as a satisfying por
In harmony with the Master's direc
tions, it is our aim to "bind up the
broken-hearted and to comfort those
that mourn," to tell them of the oil of
joy which tbe Lord is willing to be
stow for their spirit of heaviness and
sorrow for sin. (Isaiah (31:1-3.) As tbe
Mastor expressed no reproof of those
engaged in any sort of moral reform,
even asceticism, so it la with us. We
desire to oppose no one who is doing
any good work, whether or not be fol
lows with us in every particular. There
are ho many engaged .in doing evil
works, and so few engaged in doing
good, that not one of the latter class
can be spared from tbe ranks of tbe
service of righteousness.
As the Master did not give His time
to temperance reform or to social re
form or to political reform, but gave
it to the instruction of the people in the
doctrines of tbe Word of God, so let us
be intent to follow His example in this
matter, not "teaching for doctrines the
precepts of men," but tbe Word of
God, which livetb and abideth forever
exjounding to the people the Scrip
tures and assisting them to see the
lengtb and the breadth and height and
deptlj of their meaning.
The Disciple Not Above His Lord.
Nevertheless, as tbe religious teach
ers of the Master's day hated Jesus
and His disciples for this cause, "be
cause tbey taught the people," and as
they persecuted the Master and His
followers because tbey did not walk
In the beaten paths of their day. so we
may expect that the Scribes, tbe
Tbarisees and the Doctors of the Law
today will be grieved because the peo
ple tire taught, because the light of the
knowledge of the glory of God shining
in the face of Jesus Christ is presented
to the people as an incentive to love
and obedience, instead of the doctrine
of eternal torment.
It matters not that all tbe educated
ministers today well know, and would
not for a moment deny, their disbelief
In the doctrine of eternal torment, if
cross-questioned. Nevertheless, many
of t"jem hate us and oppose us because
we 6how the people the true interpre
tations of the Word of Gk1 and lift be
fore the eyes of their understanding a
God of Love, just, merciful, righteous
altogether, and fully capable both in
Wisdom and Power to work out all the
glorious designs which He "purposed
in Himself before the foundation of
(ll They perceive that the teaching
of tbe doctrines of purgatory and eter
nal torment bas not had a sanctifying
influence uion mankind in all the six
teen centuries in which these doctrines
have been preached. But tbey fear
that to deny these doctrines now would
only make a bud matter worse. Tbey
fear that if the Gopel of tbe Love of
God and the fact that tbe Bible does
not teach eternal torment for any were
generally made known, the effect uion
tbe "world would be to increase its
wickedness, to make life and property
lean secure and to fill tbe world with
blasphemies still more than now.
(2) They fear also that a certain
amount of discredit would come to
themselves because, knowing that the
Bible does not teach eternal torment,
according to the "Hebrew and Greek
original, they secreted tbe knowledge
from the people. Tbey fear that this
would forever discredit them with their
bearers. Hence tbey si ill lend their in
fluence outwardly to tbe doctrine of
eternal torture, which tbey do not be
lieve, and feel angry towards us lo
calise we teach tbe ieopIe tbe truth
upon tbe subject, which they know
will bring to them hundreds of ques
tions difficult to answer or to dxlge.
God'a Love Constrains Us.
We ask you. dear fellow Christians.
Were you constrained to become chil
dren of God and to render to tbe Lord
the homage and obedience of your lives
through fear or through love? We are
not asking you whether you never
have feareJ; but what brought you to
tbe point of consecrating your life to
God? Surely it was not fear! We are
aware, of course, that there is a projier.
godly fear, reverence; and that the
Scriptures declare it "Tbe fear rev
erence of the Lord is the beginning of
wisdom." (Psalm 111:10.) But this is
not the fear of eternal torment, which
tends to drive out love. How could we
love or esteem or truly worship a God
who purposed the eternal torment of
His creatures from before their crea
We could give you many proofs of
tbe power of love over the human
heart, in contrast with tbe ungodly
fear of tbe error. God says to us in
so many words, "Their fear toward Me
is taught by the precept of men."
(Isaiah J9:13.) As an illustration:
Some years ago at a Bible Students
Convention in Ohio a well-dressed gen
tleman in attendance told me of how
his heart bad been touched with our
presentation of the
"Love Divine, All Love Excelling."
He said. "For years I have been n
member of the Presbyterian Church
without being really a Christian at all.
Occasionally I went on sprees, some
times 1 gambled and drank, etc. Xot
until I received n knowledge of tbe
true character of God as set forth in
your 'STCDIrtS IN THE-SCUIP-TURES'
did ray heart ever come to the
proper Attitude of surrender to the
Lord. Tbeu I was glad to give Him
my little all. and wished that it was
The next day, as 1 was passing from
the hotel to the auditorium to conduct
a question meeting, this geutlemau put
a slip of paper into my hand. Suppos
ing that it contained a question. I
thrust it into my coat jweket. On the
platform I drew it forth as one of the
questions to be annwered. and to my
astonishment I found it to be a check
for one thousand dollars. The man
had not been asked to contribute eyeij f
one cent; but the love of God had j
captivated bLs heart and bad gotten:
eourro' not only of it. but of his pock
etibook and all. He wished to show
tbe Lord Lis appreciation cf the Love
Divine, the lengtb, the breadth, the
height Rnd the depth of which he now
comprehended as never before.
The Power of God's Word.
Another case: Several years ago I
met with a Convention of Bible Stu
dents in Chattanooga. While there, a
gentleman Introduced himself, saying
that be was from Mississippi and that
he bad become deeply interested in our
presentations of tbe harmony of the
Word of God. He said in substance.
"I will not attempt to tell you bow
wicked a man I was before I gt your
literature. My dear wife here, an
earnest Methodist, said to me. 'John.
John, you will surely g to Hell!' I
replied to her. "Mary, 1 know it! I
know it! And. Mary, I am determined
to deserve all that I get. I am not go
ing to Hell for nothing.'
"One of your tracts came t- my desk
'n my store. I read it and perceived
that it was different from anything I
had ever understood respecting tin;
teachings of the Bible; for it seemed
more rational and more God-like. I
sent to you for various Bible Students'
Ileitis. Tbe result is that the Love of
God has constrained me. lias conquer
ed me, in a way that the doctrine of
devilish torments could not in'lueuce
uie. Now I see tbe true teaching of
the Word of God; I can honor Him,
worship Him. and take pleasure in lay
ing down my life in His service. 1
have made a full consecration of ev
erything I possess.
"For n time I tent you a fifty-dollar
check every mouth; but. Hiotlier Kus
sell. ft was in the miture of conscience
money. At that time the most profit
able feature of my store trade was the
sale of liquor to the Mississippi ne
groes. As the grace of God more and
more filled my heart to ov Ttlowing. It
brought ine to see that I must l my
neighbor as myself and do injury to
none, and those cheeks stopped. I
ceased to deal in liquor, ;uid have de
voted my whole life to the service of
God and of my fell iw inen."
Three murderers contined in the Ohio
State Penitentiary b.:d f r nn childh I
been trained in the doetrine of etern.il
torment by .different denominations;
and yet these men had committed mur
der. Under the providence of God.
these men received some of our liter
ature "STUDIES IN THE SCRIP
TURES"' and were cut to the heart
when they learned of the Love of God.
as expressed in the Divine Plan oJJ the
Ages. This k no v. led ge made mch n
change in the hearts :ind the lics of
these three murderers that the prison
keepers took knowledge of them that
they had been with Jesus ami bail
learned of Him. By and by they vveiv
patroled, and today two of them ore
preaching the Gospel of the Love of
God, seeking to bring their fellow-meti
out of the condition of darkness nu 1
sin into the glorious sunlight of Divine
Love and Truth.
Let Us Acknowledge the Truth.
Having tried the Gospel of Fear and
Damnation and Torture for the past
sixteen centuries, and having mcu that
under this teaching there are more
blasphemy and general wickedness in
Christendom than even in the heathen
world, should we not decide that it is
due time to give the true Bread and
Water of Life to the hungry and thirs
ty ones who. for lack of it. are search
iug the earth over, and many of whom
are falling into Higher Criticism and
other delusions peculiar to our day?
With shame of face we must all ac
knowledge that "we have done those
things which we ought not to have
done, and have left undone those
things which we ought to have done;
and there is no health in u" The
proper thing for us to do, dear Chris
tian friends, is to get down upon our
knees before the Lord and in contri
tion of heart" acknow ledge that we
have wrought no deliverance in the
earth (Isaiah 2;:lN; that our sectarian
differences are our shame; that the
uorance iu which we have nil been re
specting the Word of God is humiliat
ing. When once the eyes of our under
standing are opened, ve can compre
hend as never before the harmony of
God's Message from Genesis to the
Revelation. Daily the Word of Go.l
becomes more precious to us. More
and more we realize that it is our duty
to lly to the assistance of our dear
brethren in Christ and to call upon
them to joiu us in a determined Hand
for God and His Word of Truth. We
must show them that our God has
been dishonored by misrepresentation
of His character and of the real teach
ings of His Word. We 11111.it liiit
them to the fact that the Bible does
not teach that all mankind except the
Elect will be consigned to an eiernity
of torture at the bands of di'inons.
We must also show them that the
Election of the Church during this Go.,
pel Age docs not mean injury to tli-non-elect;
but that on the contrary It
i the Divine purpose that the eiert
saints with the great Redeem.-r shall
constitute God's Kingdom, which vi:l
biud Satan, put down sin. bnnih ig
norance, error and supeistition, un.l
uplift mankind by resurrection proe
esses to all that was lost in Eden by
Adam's disobedience, but secured for
him and all his race through the groat
transaction accomplished on Calvary
All mankind shall yet see that the Di
vine PurNve shall be accompli died :
that the Word which bas gone forth
out of Jehovah's mouth fhjll prosper
in tbe thing whereunto He scut It.
In concluding his dincnrc. the Pas
tor declared that as the test at the end
of the Millennial Age will be loyalty,
eveu so ibH is the test uoii Clirisii.in
people today. The Lord desires not
those who merely fear n do wrong,
but those who hue to d' right and
bate to do wrong. He claimed that
there U only a little more time In
which Christian will have the oppor
tunity to deveiop character and to
stand the test .
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