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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1915)
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property of Geo rye M. Hild will be
held :it his huine, five miles west and
ofif mile south of Mynard, one-half
mile north ;ind ii i;:I'e west of Eight
Mi!- Grove cemetery, five miles west
and three miles north of Murray, six
miles north and six and a half mi'e
east of Weeping Water, and seven
and a half miles east and three mile
south of Louisville, at whi.-h time ho
will offer the following property at
public auction, on
WEDNESDAY, EEHUUAUY 10
Sale will commence at 10:0 sharp.
Ten Head of Horses.
One ftray mare, smooth
wtirht 1.1 on.
One bav horse, smooth
One brown horse, 7 years
Oik black mare, i years old, with
fal. weight 1.
One 'rav ma it
" vears ol,i. with
foal, weight 1 .:.
One black mare, 3 years old, weight
One black reldincr. ' y-i:s old.
One colt, 9 months old.
One span of driving: mares, 10 and
11 years old. weight 2.20.
Seen Head of Cattle.
One milk cow, years old.
One cow, 5 years o-d. freh s ion.
Two calves, 0 months old.
One roan bull, 2 years old.
Two wagons; one low wheel wagon.
One new spring wagon.
)ne top buggy.
One hay rake.
One McCormick mower.
One 7-foot Milwaukee binder, rood
One Monitor Tress Drill, 14 disc
One "-section harrow.
( )ne harrow cart.
One two-row Sterling stalk cutter.
One Sterling disc.
One John Deere 2-row machine.
1 Two Western Belle listers.
ne Badger cultivator.
One Moline cultivator.
One Tip-Top cultivator.
Ore 12-inch Grand-de-Tour
One lf.-ineh walking" plow.
One one-horse corn drill.
One garden plow.
One "8-foot Sandwich corn elevator,
good as new.
.One Climax 2-horse power.
line 1-hole Sandwich corn sheller.
One Famous feed grinder.
One Little Monitor feed grinder.
One Sharpless cream separator.
One pump jack.
One 2-horse Foos gasoline engine.
Five pulleys and line shaft.
One Go-gallon kettle.
One sit blacksmith tools.
One set of buggy harness.
One disc sharpener.
One hay rack.
One sickle grinder.
Three sets of one and a half inch
1 One set of one and one-fourth inch
Some timothy hay in barn.
Three dozen light Brahma chickens.
Thirty horse power Maxwell auto
mobile, rive-passenger, full equipment.
Many other articles too numerous
LUNCH WILL RE SERVED ON
THE GROUND AT NOON.
TERMS OF SALE:
All sums i ! and under, cash in
hand; on sunns otr .i(. a credit of
0 to 12 months wiil be given, pur
chaser giving note with approved se
curity, bearing 8 ier cent interest
from date. All property must be
settled for before being removed from
GEORGE M. HILD. Owner.
WM. DUNX, Auctioneer.
T. M. PATTERSON, Clerk.
D. P. R. Cockerels, 1, $1.50 and $2
each. None better in the country.
MRS. WM. TROOP,
L. J. Hall
The Union Auctioneer
All sale matters entrusted to my care
will receive prompt and care
Farm and Stock Sales
Address or phone me at Union
for open dates.
Richard Smith sent another carload
f cattle to the Kansas City market
Harvey Miller returned on Tuesday
"rem Arapahoe, Coio., where he had
een to prepare his belongings for
shipment to this place.
Mrs. James T. Reynolds arrived
'iome Wednesday morning from Coop
;rstown. N. Y., where ; he had been
.ailed two weeks ago by the death of
Mrs. Mollie Garrens purchased the
William I'ickering property, in ihe
lorth part of town, last week, and she
ind her children moved into their new
Pave A. Eaton went on the Moi day
evening train to South Omaha to at
end to the selling ii a carload of his
'at cattle which he nau sh.pped that
Mii. Henry Sans arrived yesterday
'rom Stewart, Wyoming, for an ex-1
endel visit with ner parents, Mr.
und Mrs. A. J. Anderson, and ether
relatives and friends in th:s town ar.d
Sunt W. True, a fovnc:- citi: en of
this vicinity, now resit'-rig near
Coleridge, was here this week for a
visit with relatives ar.d m.ny friends
n the neighborhood whnr; he spent
most of his lifetime.
B. F. Moore, who some time afo
moved from this county to Burn.;,
Wyoming, changed cars her? list Sat
urday afternoon, going to Nehawka
for a visit with relatives and r.icnds
at his old home. Mr. Moore looks as
f that country agrees with his con
stitutional make-up, and he is veil
pleased with his location.
Those who observed the anlios cf
M. H. Shoemaker as he came iov n
town Tuesday morning were inclined
o think he was very gay for a man
of 82 years, as it looked like he was
doing a '"Highland fling" on the
dewalk. but finally both feet went
nto the air and "Uncle Matt" landed
on the south side of his pants with
enough force to crack the cement side
walk. No serious damage, but he .i!i
not voluntarily repeat the perform
ance. ELM WOOD.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Robb of Wyom
ing, Neb., visited Elmwood relatives
and friends this week.
J. F. Hoover shipped a car of hogs
'o the Nebraska City market Monday
and another car to the same market
J. D. Brittell, who about three
weeks ago fell and injured his arm
and shoulder, is improving slowly, his
arm and shouldr being very sore yet.
Miss Minnie Kaczmarek came in
from York Tuesday night, having
finished her course in shorthand anJ
typewriting at the business college
Miss Flora Jess, who has been visit
ing at the home of her sister, Mrs. C
R. Trenholm. for the past few weeks,
departed for her home at Wheatland.
Steve Gyger finished filling up the
ice house last Monday. The product
is of fine quality and it is expected
that the crop will reach further than
last season, when the supply was ex
hausted before warm weather ended.
Thursday morning broke the record
for cold weather since 1912, the ther
mometer registering 24 degrees be
low zero a short while before sunrise.
It is indeed fortunate for us that so
little wind accompanies these cold
naps of late.
Saturday evening Fred Schnormeier
and family departed for their new
home at Pujo, Louisiana. He has pur
chased a tract of land near that place
Tnd will engage in farming there.
While their friends are sorry to see
them move they wish them much suc
cess in their new home.
Last Friday Frank F. Rosenow of
near Murdock killed a large cyote on
his farm. He noticed the animal sun
ning himself at the straw pile, so he
took his gun and succeeded in shoot
ing the cyote, which proved to be a
big one. He says that there are a
good many in that neighborhood and
he believes that a round-up would get
a good many of them.
The workmen are putting1 up the
fire escape on the auditorium this
E. A. Kirkpatrick writes he is get
ting along nicely at Hot Springs,
V. Piitman of Medford, Okla., is
here on a visit with relatives, and to
help take care of his aged father,
whose health is rather precarious.
A. A. Mi-Reynolds left Tuesday
night for Council Grove, Kansas, for
a visit with relatives and friends. He
expects to be gone several weeks.
Frank Moore, looking hale and
hearty, came in Saturday from his
home near Burns, Wyoming, for a
short business trip. He says crops
out there were poor the past season.
D. Hermonsen, the Rusian Jew.
who has been blacksmithing at the
west quarry for the last two years,
has bought a shop at Howe, and is
moving his family there this week
Mr. and Mrs. Sterling, parents of
E. E. Hadley, left Tuesday morning
for their home in Louisiana. They
had been here since last summer,
but decided the winter was too col 1
Willie Ost was taken to Omaha
Monday morning, taking the early
train from Union, and was operated
on at 0 o'clock the same morning for
appendicitis. He stood the ordeal
well, rallying nicely from the opera
tion, and at last reports was getting
Harry Ingwerson, son of R. II.
Ingwerson, who made a try for a
pony given as a premium for sub
scribers to a farm paper, wishes to
thank those who helped him out. Hv?
did not kin first prize, but he got a
sOO cash prize, and by adding $10 to
this and paying the express, he will
get the same kind of a pony he would
have won as first prize. Also a
saddle and bridle, and of course he is
not feeling a bit downcast over it.
The Louisville garage has again
changed hands, A. A. Ahlman having
this week sold the tools and stock to
E. F. Steir.haus of Gordon, Neb.
Howard Johnson returned to his
work Wednesday evening on the Bur
lington, having been called home to
attend the funeral of his grand
mother. Mrs. Sam Foe of Red Cloud. Neb.,
is" in town, visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Theodore Heirn. and other
relatives in and around Louisville.
Born To Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Rathbun. Monday, January 2. a girl.
Also, on Tuesday, January 2. 1 9 1 -".
to Mr. and Mrs. Bert McNealy, a boy.
James and Arthur Abraham, of
Valley, Neb., and their sister, Mrs.
Margaret Renard. of Arlington, Neb..
were here Monday to attend the fun
eral of their aunt, Mrs. Rebecca
George Wood, formerly cashier of
the Bank of Commerce in Ixui
ville. is now teaching the sixth and
seventh grades, and is teaching
mathematics in the High school of
Beach. X. D., where they reside.
Ned and Mart Walker took their
aged father to Omaha Monday to
place him in St. Joseph's hospital for
treatment. The old gentleman has
been helpless for months, a sufferer
from rheumatism, and it is hoped the
change will partially relieve his dis
tress. Charles Heim, who went to Silver
City, Xew Mexico, for his health last
fall, writes home that he is gaining
daily. He recently left Silver City,
which is in southern Xew Mexico, and
he is now located in Albuquerque, in
the central part of the state, where
he expects to remain until the weather
is warm here, when he will return
home. The many friends in this vi
cinity will be pleased to hear the
Mrs. Etta Harrison of Colorado
Springs, Colorado, and Mrs. Ida
Eyferth of Duluth, Minn., who were
called here by the illness and death
of their mother, Mrs. Rebecca Jack
man, remained for a short visit with
their brother, J. M. Jackman and
family. Mrs. Eyferth will visit rela
tives in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, before
returning home, and Mrs. Harrison
will acocmpany a daughter to Cali
fornia to spend the balance of the
'r."vv rV'wv wwn v vv
A. II. Vanlandingham shipped a
carload of hogs to the Nebraska City
market the first of the week.
Samuel Rodaway left Monday even
ing for Burlington, Kansas, for a
visit with his sister.
The lumber yard office, which was
badly damaged by fire last week, was
repaired this week by Link Pettis and
Mrs. Charles Renner went tb
Wyoming, Xeb., Wednesday for a
short visit at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. H. L. Swanson and family.
Mrs. A. II. Vanlandingham went to
Davey, Neb., Wednesday to help her
ron, Sanders, celebrate his twenty-
fifth birthday anniversary.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Judkins was quite sick the first of the
week with pneumonia, but we are glad
to report at this writing that he is
getting along nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Foreman, who
resid southeast of town, are rejoic
ing over the arrival of a baby boy at
their home on Monday, January 25th.
The mother and little one are report
ed to be getting along nicely.
William Sack went to Lincoln Wed
nesday to consult doctors in regard to
an operation for bone disease which
has been troubling one of his limbs
for some time. We understand he will
undergo an operation for the same
the later part of the week.
We understand that Miss Minnie
Sutherland, grammar room teacher in
the Eagle school, has handed in her
resignation, to take effect February
1st, and that the will leave for Lin
coln at once to take a course at the
Nebraska School of Business. We
also understand that a Miss Fowler,
of Weeping Water, has been hired by
the board to take her place.
MAN LEY. A
Andrew Schleifert and Oris Schlei
fert took advantage in the price of
wheat to deliver their's to the ele
The citizens of Manley were alarrr-
ed one morning last week by the
alarm of fire from the home of Miss
Mary Ann Murphy. The saving of
the home was due to th"? hook and
ladder department, as the bucket
brigade hadn't awoke yet. ?.Ianley
certainly has some fire protection.
Paul Fleming returned to his home
last Friday after being called here
by the death of his brother's wife,
Mrs. Philip Fleming.
The Giddings Family Concert com
pany is billed for here next month, so
watch for the dates. They ne.Vi no
introduction, as they were hero last
year and the name is enough.
Miss Mary Wanamacker is visiting
at the home of her sister. Mrs. Jake
Coal seems to be the main arti?' ?
the farmers are hauling home late'y.
Lat Wednesday the mercury stood at
1 below, so why not? For lowest
prices and best quality 'phone or
call Yates Lumber & Coal Co.
Obituary of Mrs. Philip Flemins.
Mis. Anna Lena Fleming died at
her home, west of Manley, on Satur
day, January 23, at the age of twen
ty-nine years, two months and tor
davs. The funeral services were he'd
in the Union church at Manley on
Monday, January 25, at 10 o'clock and
the remains were taken from there to
Weeping Water, where they wer
laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery
Rev. J. II. Steger of Plattsmouth of
ficiated and delivered a most beauti
ful sermon in English and German o
as to be understood by the entire com
munity. The lovely and appropriate
singing was rendered by a quartet
consisting of Clyde Jenkins and sis
ter. Miss Clara, and Mr. and Mrs. W.
T. Canron. The death of Mrs. Flem
ing was one of the saddest that ha?
occurred in this community as it
leaves a young husband and six small
children, the eldest being only ei,-rht
years of age and the youngest a Da')e
of fcur weeks, to mourn her loss and
be left without a mother's care. The
sympathy of the entire community
goes to the sorrowing family in their
Anna Lena Reister was born in
Saxony, 'Germany, in the year 18Su.
She was confirmed in the German
Lutheran faith, and afterwards mar
ried to Philip Fleming in 1907, com
ing to this country shortly after their
marriage. he was a Kind ana loving
mother and was always found at her
home caring for her family, on the
old Andrus place, where they have
lived for the past few years, the hus
band working for Mr. Frank Berg
man. Mrs. Fleming had been ill but
a few davs and her sickness was not
thought to be of a serious nature,
but on Saturday, January 23, she
passed away while a physician, who
had been summoned, was on his way
to the home. Besides the family in
this county, she leaves three brothers
and two sisters in Germany to mourn
her loss. The pall-bearers were: John
and Ed Fleischman, Jake Hennings,
James Breckenridge, D. D. Brarin and
Adolph Steinkamp. The people of
Manley. and vicinity showed them
selves in a kind and charitable man
ner toward the husband and family
in their bereavement.
W. E. Keeney will pay 13c per
pound for hens. Carload wanted at
Burlington freight depot, Platts
mouth, Neb., Monday, February 8th,
one day only.
Diamonds of the First Wafer,
Polished by the Divine Hand.
Fhe World of Mankind the Mine.
Rough Diamonds In the Miry Clay.
Washed In Dlood Most Precious Cut
on the Wheel of Discipline Polished
by a Famous Lapidariat Reflecting
and Refracting Light of the Divine
Character Set In a Royal Diadem.
Jan. ol. Pastor
Russell is here to
day. We report
bis diseours-e on
the test, "Tliey
b tin 1 1 be Mine'
saitb the Lord of
Hosts, in that Day
when I make up
.My jewels." (Mala-
cbi 3:17.) He S'aid
Our text points
to the close of the
iJospel Ajre. and not only tells us that
the Lord wiil uot yatber His Jewels
sooner, but also implies tbat the only
;-las to be gathered at th:it time will
be the jewel class He conies to make
i I Ilis jewels. We nave bere a con
tradiction of the ordinary thoughts ou
ttiN subject tbat lie bus been gath-
irin His jewels all along for the past
sis thousand years, evidently an er
roneous thougut, since lie nas ap
pointed a Day, In the end of the Age.
In which He will gather, or make up.
His jewels; and tbat everybody who
Is respectable half-way decent. Is to
be gathered to the Lord and share ia
His Kingdom. Our text distinctly
poiuts out that only a very exceptional
class will be sought for aud gathered.
The class la-re described as Jewels Is
rctitrasted In the context with other
rlasf.es "the proud. who have much
of the success of the present time; and
"the workers of wickedness." who
tempt God and are not careful to please
aud serve Him. Such evidently are
the majority of mankind. The jewel
class is described ns "they that feared
Jehovah" that reverenced Him "and
that thought upon His Word."
"We Are His Workmanship.
But. we inquire, where are jewels
usually found' The answer Is that
they may be found In very unexpected
pl.n-es. For instance, the diamonds of
South Africa are sometimes mingled
with the ordinary gravel, and some
times imbedded in bluish black clay.
They all require to be searched after,
und to be washed from the mire, be
fore being prepared to refract the light
So some of these jewels that the Lord
is now seeking out from the world are
found in the ordinary walks of life.
and some came from deep down In the
mire of sin. In the world of mankind
tlie Lord does not exiect to find the
jewels in perfect order shaped, cut.
polished and ready for the setting in
glory. On the coutrary, by one class
of Ills servants He lifts them out of
the mire of sin and the horrible pit.
cleanses them through the merit of
nis own precious blood and through
His Word; and then through other
servants and providences He polishes
them with Divine skill, that they may
reflect and refract the light of the glory
of God the Divine character Justice. I
As the diamond in its rough state.
uncut, unpolished, would have no more
value than a common stone for ordi
nary Dumoses. so those whom the
Lord Is selecting aud preparing as nis
jewels are to derive their ultimate
value from the cutting, shaping, pol
ishing, of their characters under Di
vine providence. As it Is written, "We
are His workmanship." We cannot
suppose the illustration to be perfect
in every particular; yet we may readi
ly see that while Divine Grace is to
he credited with the entire outcome
tbe beauty of the finished Jewel nev-
ertheless Divine Grace operates ac
cording lo principles and conditions.
under Divine taw. As the experi
enced diamond miners reject the soft
clay and various of the hard 6tones.
In seeking for those of the desirable
kind, so the great Jewel-Gatherer op
erates according to a principle In seek
ing for His jewels.
"As Many as the Lord Shall Call."
The hardness of the diamond may be
used to represent character, and we are
to remember that character belongs
to the individual. Each must have
his own character, and only in pro-
portiou as each has it can be hope to
I? accepted as n Jewel; for those with-
out It will not endure the tests.
As the diamond-seeker Iay3 hold upon
everything in his path that gives evi-
dence of having the diamond quality,
so Divine Grace. oierating in the dia-
ujond field of the world Christendom
lavs hold upou all who have any-
thing resembling character. The soft,
the pliable, the nntrystallized. are not
being sought now, and coming in con-
tact with Divine Grace are passed by. fng the Jewels has already been In
Only such as give evidence of chnrac- progress for more than eighteen cen
ter are thought worthy of even wash- turies; and the Scriptures Indicate that
ing aud testing. Epbesiaus 5:20. I
The hard crystallization of the dla-
niond corresponds to willingness to-
ward righteousness in the individual;
and unless there le such willingness
toward God and righteousness there is
none of the jewel quality wbicb the
Lord is now aeekiug. Those whose I pare the world for the coming bless
wills are formed, crystallized, set, de- ing of Messiah's Klnsdom. Hence if
termlned for righteousness, are tboaa
whom the Lord seeks. But the great
Jewel Seeker accepts some in whom
the crystallizing process Is Incomplete,
and helps their Infirmities, developing
In thefu by His providences the qual
ity of firiane3 for righteousness, at
the same time polishing them.
But even when the rough diamond
has been found. It would be of no" val
ue except as It could be cut; Indeed.
It would be of less value then other
Hones for many purposes. So It 19
with those whom Divine Grace finds
in the mire of sin. having nevertheless
will or character deIring rignteous
cess. truth, goodness, justice the great
Lapidarist must really give them all
their value by nis skill in shaping,
cuffing and polishing them. VeC on
the other hand. Ha could not cut. shape
or polish that which had not the es
sential quality, or character, or will
Those who are In the hands of the
great Lapidarist and undergoing His
polishing process, must Erst have pass
ed through the preTlous experience of
having been found of the Lord Jesus,
must have been washed, and must
have been accepted as having wills
desirous of harmony with the Divine
mind. Therefore they may f.ike pleas
ure in all the trying experiences and
diflicultles through which our Ixml Je
feus causes them to pass as various
parts of the process necessary to their
completion as Jehovah's Jewels, to le
made up by the close of the Gospel
Age and to be set In the gold of the
Divine nature, to reflect the beauties of
the Divine character.
It is in harmony with this thonght
that the Apostle encourages ns to re
joice in tribulation, knowing that It Is
working out for us patience, experi
ence, hope, brotherly kindness and love
the facets essential to the Jewel In
the eyes of Him who Is shortly to
gather His jewels. The Apostle again
speaks of even the most trying experi
ences of the Christian life as "light af
Mictions." and of the present life as
but "a moment." saying, "Our light af
fliction, which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more exceeding
and eternal weight of glory."
The Wheel of Discipline.
The earthly lapidarist takes firm
hold upon the Jewel which he has al
ready tested and proved to have the
requisite Jewel quality; and, encasing
it in a suitable Instrument, he presses
it against a lap-wheel, with just the
required amount of pressure to effect
the necessary shaping and polishing.
The process requires great skill; btuce
only skilled workmen are employed in
So with the Lord's Jewels, their value
depends much on proper cutting; and
this is entrusted only to the skilled
hands of our Lord Jesus, of whom we
are assured that He Himself passed
through similar experiences of test
ings at the Father's hands. He knows
Just what we need to perfect us. that
we shall be pleasing and acceptable to
the Father, to reflect and refract the
light of nis glory when it shall fall
upon us in. our finished state.
A part of our lesson is to have faith
In this great Master-Workman, whom
the Father has appointed to shape and
polish us. We may require much more
trimming on some sides of our char
acter than on others; and often the dis
position Is to draw back, to be not fully
submissive, to fear that the Lord has
abandoned us to trial. But Infinite
Wisdom assures us that this is not so,
and that to draw back would leave us
"unfit for the Eingdom."
The world has seen the wheel f
discipline which has' been cutting the
Lord's jewels for centuries, but it has
uot understood the necessity and the
Talue of the process. It may have
even caught an occasional glimpse of
the Jewels, but not to any advantage-
not so as to be able to know the rea
merit of their characters or the value
of the cutting and polishing; for even
the already finished facets are smeared
with the cement and elime from the
crludwheel. But the great, loving
Lapidarist knows and has explained it
all to the jewels; and they know in
part now, and by faith are trusting all
The Lord knows Just how much
pressure to apply just now mucn
friction Is necessary and will not
cause tribulation which He cannot and
will not overrule for our good. Debug
thus assured that nil things are work-
Ing together for good to them that love
God. Ills living jewels can rejoice in
tribulation, knowing that It Is working
out in them "the peaceable fruits of
righteousness" meekness, patience.
gentleness, brotherly kindness and
love: that such experiences are essen
tial and that without these they could
never be amongst the gathered Jewels.
"The Time Is at Hand."
We are not to suppose that those
who are now pressed against the wheel
of tribulation are thereby made miser
able. On the contrary, they realize a
joy and peace which the world can
neither give nor take away. And when
we remember that their severe expe-
rjpnees and pollshlngs are "but for a
moment," as compared with the longer
discipline of those who will be dealt
with during the Millennium; and that
in proportion to their trials they are
granted more grace and will receive a
reward exceedingly abundant, more
than they could ask or think then we
can see that these jewels now being
prepared by the Lord are highly favor-
ed above all men.
The process of seeking and polish-
now the end of the Age Is upon us
the time for gathering these Jewels
and setting them in the glory of the
Divine nnture. The signs of the times
clearly Indicate that the great Time
of Trouble with which the Gospel Agi
is to end is even nt the door, to pre-
we are to be iopngst the acceptable
Jewels we bare tired to glre cUUgeuie
and to co-operate with tfc great Matter-Workman,
that tte stuplLg and
poilsblng of our hearts, our wills, ilij
be perfected QuicfcJy. and that we onj
be ready to share a glorious part t. n
He comes to make up His Jewels.
Through the Prophet the Lord indi
cates that as soon as Hi jewels snail
have been gathered, there wi l be a
general Chans in His deallLs with
the world- Our context shows how it
is at the present time, while the
ishlng of the Jewels progresses. I re
qbently the unfaithful and the world
ly seem to bare the advantage; tut
after this polishing of the Jfwela is
complete", and they bate teen M-t in
the crowu of rejoicing at the fud of
this Ago, "Tbeo shall ye return, and
discern between the righteous and the
wicked, between him that aerreth GikI
and him that eerretb Him not."
.Vow, while evil predominates, wblie
the Prince of this world reigns, and
while "they that tempt God are evm
delivemL" It would be difficult by out
ward evidences to Judgt who are tte
Lord's favored ones. Indeed, Lis liv
ing Jewels seem tr be less favored iJ
to have moTe afiJIcilous, triaJs, perse
cutions and difficulties thau ctbtrs.
Consequently amongst them are not
found many great or rich or wise, but
chiefly "the por vt this world, rich
iu faith." Cnt when these stall t
glorified with their ixrd Id the King
dom, then there will be a general
change. -Xo longer will the wtckcil
aud those who tempt God be found ia
power, influence and prosperity, and
the meek, the godly, euffer persecution
and tribulation. On the contrary, of
the time when Christ" Millennial
Kingdom shall be Inaugurated it Is de
clared prophetically. "In His Day the
righteous fchall flourish." "evil-doers
shall be cot off," and Satan shall bt
bound. Tsalin T2:7D;
Fellowship of the Brethren.
Our context gives another saggrstlon
respecting the disposition of thla Jew
el class during the time of their !
ishing. We read. "They that feared
reverem edj the Lord spake often oae
to another; and the Ixjrd hearkened
and beard." What could be more nat
ural than a desire for rouiDiunlun with
all who are of "like precious faltL."
all who are similarly Mdergolng pol
ishing at the bands of the great Lapi
darist, all who are of the same dispo
sition as respect God and righteous
ness? Onr Lord (oluts out that love
of the brethren will I a marked qual
ity In all the jewel class; and the tend
ency of "the brethren" Is to meet fre
quently, either in person or through the
printed page, and to scak to each
other. Malacbl 3:1C
The Apostle Paul distinctly calls to
our attention the necessity for this
class to meet together. He exhorts.
"Forget not the assembling of your
selves together, and so much
the more as ye see the Day drawing
olgh" the Day of gathering of the
jewels. It is to this same end that our
Lord has made some of 1 1 in promies
to His people' collectively, say ins.
"Where two or three f yon are met Iu
My name, there am J In the midst."
When we read that these faithful
ones "spake together." we naturally
inquire respecting the - subject upou
which tbey. commutikate.. '.It is ovt
stated here, but is dearly pointed out
elsewliere in the Word of God. The
Apostle calls attention to the fact that
such "mind Heavenly things," and con
trasts them with -those who"mliid
earthly things." - Their couveraatiun.
therefore, will not be respecting earth
ly pleasures, food and raiment, the
ambitions of the natural mind, the
pride of life, etc, but. will be respect
ing the things which are uppermost In
their hearts; they are seeking flrst the
Kingdom of Cod and His righteous
ness," and in earthly matters are "con
tent with such things as they hare."
"The Lord Hearkened and Heard.'
Another thought in this connection,
which we should uot overlook. Is thnt
brought to our attention in the word.
"And the Lord hearkened and beard."
As the sons or God meet to talk over
the Divine Plan, the Divine WTadotu.
justice and Love, to help one'auother
and to encourage one another with
psalms, hymns, spiritual songs and the
exceeding great and precious promts,
how much they would be blessed if
only they could always have In mem
ory this statement 1 Whenever the peo
ple of God are speaking together, II?
listens to their conversation, to note
who speak forth those words that are
loving. . gentle, pure. true. as. distin
guished from those who are carelesi
of the truth, or whose words are vain
or frivolous, or worse than this, sUn
derous, eunaitous and selfish.
Let all the sons of God remember the
importance of honesty, "truth In the
inward parts." when they come lo
gether to study the Divine Word and
to help one another. "Let nothing be
done through strife and vain glory":
but let each esteem the other greater
than himself in salntllness (teekinx to
see in each other, as far as possible.
the good, the noble, the true, and t
watch his own heart and to know of
bis own blemishes. Thus let person I
humility and love of the brethren keep
pace with our growth In knowledge f
Divine things; otherwise let us te a
sured that we are in the sifting nud
separating time; and that all who have
not this Spirit of humility, patience.
gentleness, brotherly kindness, lore,
will surely be separated.
Such will not be amongst those gath
ered as jewels; for those whom the
Lord will gather will be pure, stain
less. Tbey are to be faultless lu love
before the Father; and perfect love
casts out not only fear, but also self-
Ishness. animosity, evil surmises and
erll speaking, self-love and nrlde.
Beautiful Indeed will be the Lord
Jewels, polished after the likeness of
the great Jewel, oor Lord Jesus Christ-
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