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ADVICE TO OUE GIRLS.
DR. TALMAQE PREACHES TO
thm New Woman. as Popularly Under
stood. Will Nerer Come God la Too
Good to Allow Her to Oitfrkct AU
C Nov. 17. 1895.-
flJAwAWfl Rev- Dr' Talmage
v? fflV'tlXxilli took for the sub
ject of to-day's ser
mon: "A Word With
Women;" the text
for the occasion be
eing the following
letter reserved by
Reverend Sir: Tou dellyered a discourse In
answer to a letter from six young men or
Fayette. Ohio, requesting you to preach a
sermon on "Advice to Young Men. Are we
Justified in asking you to preach a sermon
n "Advice to Young Women?"
Letter signed by Six Young TV omen.
Christ, who took his text from a flock
of birds flying overhead, saying. "Be
hold the flowls of the air." and from
the flowers in the valley, saying, "Con
eider the lilies of the field," and from
the clucking of a barnyard fowl, say
ing, "As a hen gathereth her chickens
under her wing," and from a crystal of
salt, picked up by the roadside, saying,
"Salt is good," will grant us a bless
ing if, instead of taking a text from the
Bible, I take for my text this letter
from Cincinnati, which Is only one of
many letters which I have received
from young women In New York, New
Orleans, San Francisco, London, Edin
boro, and from the ends of the earth,
all Implying that having some months
.jo preached the sermon on "Advice to
Young Men," I could not, without neg- !
lect of duty, refuse to preach a sermon j
on "Advice to Young Women. j
It Is the more important that the pul-
pi: be heard on this subject at this time :
vhon v. e are having such an illimitable j
discussion about what is called the j
"New Woman," as though some new
creature of God had arrived oa earth,
or were about to arrive. One theory is
that she will be an athlete, and boxing
glove and football and pugilistic en
counter will characterize her. Another
theory Is that she will superintend bal
lot boxes, sit in congressional hall, and
through improved politics bring the
millennium by the evil she wll extir
pate and the good she will Install. An
other theory is that she will adopt
masculine attire and make sacred a
Tulgarianism positively horrific. An
other theory is that she will be so es
thetic that broom handle and rolling
pin and ccal scuttle will be pictorialized
with tints from soft skies or sugges
tions of Rembrandt and Raphael.
Heaven deliver the church and the
world from any one of these styles of
new woman. She will never come.
I have so much faith in the evangelis
tic triumph and in the progress of all
things In the right direction that I
prophesy that style of new woman will
never arrive. She would hand over this
world to diabolism, and from being, as
ahe Is new, the mightiest agency for
the world's uplifting, she would be the
mightiest force for its downthrust.
I will tell you who the new woman
will be. It will be the good woman of
all the ages past. Here and there a
difference of attire, as the temporary
custom may command, but the same
good, honest, lovely. Christian, all-in-Cuentlal
being that your mother and
mine was. Of that kind of woman was
Christian Eddy, who, talking to a man
who was so much of an unbeliever he
had named his two children Voltaire
and Tom Paine, nevertheless saw him
converted, he breaking down with emo
tion as he said to her, "I cannot stand
you, you talk like my mother," and tell
ing the story of his conversion to twelve
companions who had been blatant op
posers of religion, they asked her to
come and see them also, and tell them j
of Christ, and four of them were con- l
Terted, and all the others greatly
changed, and the leader of the band,
departing for heaven, shouted, "Joyful! i
Joyful! Joyful!" If you know any bet
ter style of woman than that, where is
she? The world cannot improve on
that kind. The new woman may have
more knowledge, because she will have
more books, but she will have no more
common sense than that which tried to
manage and discipline and educate us,
and did as well as she could with such
unpromising material. She may have
more health than the woman of other
days, for the sewing machine and the
sanitary regulations and added intelli
gence on the subjects of diet, ventila
tion, and exercise, and rescue from
many forms of drudgery, may allow her
more longevity, but she will have the
same characteristics which God gave
her In paradise, with the exception of
the nervous shock and moral jolt of
the fall she got tnat day when not notic
ing where she stepped, she looked up
Into the branches of the fruit tree.
But I must be specific. This letter
De-fore me wants advice to young wo
men. Advice the First: Get your soul right
with God and you will be in the best
ttitude for everything that comes. New
ways of voyaging by sea, new ways of
traveling by land, new ways of thresh
ing the harvests, new ways of thresh
books, and the patent office Is enough
to enchant a man who has mechanical
Ingenuity and knows a good deal of
levers and wheels, and we hardly do
anything as it used to be done; Inven
tion after Invention, invention on top
of Invention. But in the matter of get
ting right with God there has not been
an Invention for six thousand years. It
Is on the same line of repentance that
David exercised about his sins, and the
same old style of p-ayer that the pub
lican used when he emphasized it by
an Inward stroke of both hands, and the
same faith In Christ that Paul suggest
ed to the jailer the night the peniten
tiary broke down. Aye. that Is the rea-
' son that I have more confidence in it.
It has been tried by more millions than
I dare to state lest I conic far short of
the brilliant facts. All who through
Christ earnestly tried to get right with
God, are right, and always will be right.
That gives the young woman who gets
that position superiority over all rival
ries, all jealousies, all misfortunes, all
, health failings, all social disasters, and
; all the combined troubles of eighty
' years. If she shall live to be an octo
genarian. If the world fails to appre
ciate her she says: "God loves me, the
angels in heaven are In sympathy with
me, and I can afford to be patient until
the day when the imperial chariots
shall wheel to my door to take me up
to my coronation." If health goes, she
says, "I can endure the present dis
tress, for I am on the way to a climate
the first breath of which will make me
proof against even the slightest dis
comfort." If she be jostled with pertur
bations of social life she can say, "Well,
when I begin my life among the thrones
of heaven and the kings and queens
unto God shall be my associates, it will
not make much difference who on earth
forgot me when the invitations to that
reception were made out." All right
with God you are all right with every
thing. Martin Luther writing a letter of con
dolence to one of his friends who had
lost his daughter, began by saying.
"This is a hard world for girls." It is
for those who are dependent upon their
own wits and the whims of the world
and the preferences of human favor,
but those who take the eternal God for
their portion not later than 15 years of
age, and that is ten years later than it
ought to be, will find that while Martin
Luther's letter of condolence was true
in regard to many, if not most, with re
spect to those who have the wisdom,
and promptitude, and the earnestness
to get right with God, I declare that thi3
is a good world for girls.
Advice the Second: Make It a matter
of religion to take care of your physi
cal health. I do not wonder that the
Greeks deified health and hailed Hygeia
as a goddess. I rejoice that there have
been so many modes of maintaining and
restoring young womanly health in
vented in our time. They may have
been known a long time back, but they
have been popularized in our day lawn
tennis, croquet and golf, and the bi
cycle. It always seemed strange and
inscrutable that our human race should
be so slow of locomotion, when creat
ures of less Importance have powers of
velocity, wing of bird or foot of ante
lope, leaving us far behind, and while
it seems so important that we be in
many places In a short while, we were
weighed down with incapacities, and
most men if they run a mile are ex
hausted, or dead from the exhaustion.
It was left until the last decade of the
nineteenth century to give the speed
which we see whirling through all our
cities and along the country roads, and
with that speed comes health. The wo
men of the next decade will be health
ier than at any time since the world
was createdwhile the invalidism which
has so often characterized womanhood
will pass over to manhood, which by
its posture on the wheel, is coming to
curved spine and cramped chest and a
deformity for which another fifty years
will not have power to make rescue.
Young man, sit up straight when you
ride. Darwin says the human race Is
descended from the monkey, but the
bicycle will turn an hundred thousand
men of the present generation in phys
ical condition from man to monkey. For
good womanhood, I thank God that this
mode of recreation has been invented.
Use it wisely, modestly, Christianly. No
good woman needs to be told what at
tire is proper and what behavior is
right. If anything be doubtful reject it.
A hoydenish, boisterous, masculine wo
man is the detestation of all, and every
revolution of the wheel she rides is
towards depreciation and downfall.
Take care of your health. O, woman; of
your nerves in not reading the trash
which makes up ninety-nine out of 100
novels, or by eating too many cornu
copias of confectionery. Take care of
your eyes by not reading at hours when
you ought to be sleeping. Take care
of your ears by stopping them against
the tides of gossip that surge through
Health! Only those know Its value
who have lost it. The earth is girdled
with pain, and a vast proportion of it
is the price paid for early recklessness.
I close this though with the salutation
Now good digestion wait on appetite
And health on both.
Advice the Third: Appreciate your
mother while you have her. It is the
almost universal testimony of young
women who have lost their mother,
that they did not realize what she was
to them until after her exit from this
life. Indeed, mother Is in the apprecia
tion of many a young lady a hindrance.
The maternal inspection is often con
sidered an obstacle. Mother has so
many notions about that which is prop
er and that which is improper. It is
astounding how much more many girls
know at 18 than their mothers at 45.
With what an elaborate argument, per
haps spiced with some temper, the
youngling tries to reverse the opinion
of the oldling. The sprinkle of gray
on the maternal forehead Is rather an
indication to the recent graduate of the
female seminal y that the circumstances
of to-day or to-night are not fully ap
preciated. What a wise boarding
school that would be if the mothers
were the pupils and the daughters the
teachers. How well the teens could
chaperone the fifties: Then mothers do
not amount to much anyhow. They are
in the way, and are always asking ques
tions about postage marks of letters,
and asking, "who is that Mary D.?"
and "where did you form that acquaint
ance, Flora ?"and "where did you get that
ring, Myra?" For mothers have such
unprecedented means of knowing
everything they say "it was a bird In
the air" that told them. Alas, for that
bird In the air. Will not some one lift
his sun and shoot it. It would take
whole libraries to hold the wisdom
I which the daughter knows more than
, her mother. "Why cannot I have this?"
"Why cannot I do that?" And the ques-
tlon in many a group has been, although
not'plainly stated, "What shall we do
with the mothers, anyhow? Tber are
so far behind the times."
Young woman! draw out, and decide
what you will be, and do, God helping.
Write it out in a plain hand, not like the
letters which Josephine received from
Napoleon In Italy, the writing so
scrawling and scattered that it was
sometimes taken as a map of the seat
of war. Put the plan on the wall of
your room, or write it In the opening of
a blank book, or put It where you will
be compelled often to see It. A thou
sand questions of your coming life you
can settle now, but there Is one question
you can settle independent of man,
woman, angel and devil, and that Is that
you will be a God's woman now, hence
forth and forever. Clasp hands with
the Almighty. Pythagoras represented
life by the letter Y, because It early di
vides into two ways. Look out for op
portunities of cheering, inspiring, res
cuing, and saving all the people you
can. Make a league with the Eterni
ties. I seek your present and everlast
ing safety. David Brewster said that a
comet belonging to our system called
Lexell's comet, is lost, as It ought to
have appeared thirteen times, and has
not appeared at all. Alas! it is not only
the lost comets, but the lost stars, and
what were considered fixed stars. Some
of the most brilliant and steady souls
have disappeared. The world wonders
at the charge of the Light Brigade, im
mortalized by Tennyson. Only a few of
the six hundred got back from the
charge under Lord Cardigan, of the
Muscovite guns, and all the havoc was
done in twenty-five minutes. The
charge beginning at ten minutes past
eleven o'clock, and closing at thirty-live
minutes past eleven, and yet nothing
left on the field but dying and dead men,
dying and dead horses. But a smaller
proportion of the men and women who
go into the battle of life come out un
bounded. The slaughter has been and
will be terrific, and we all need God,
and we need him now, and we need him
all the time. And let me say there Is a
new woman, as there Is a new man, and
that Is the regenerated woman made
such by the ransacking, transforming,
upbuilding, triumphant power of the
Spirit is who so superior to all other
spirits that he has been called for
ages the Holy Spirit. Quicker than
wheel ever turned on its axis;
quicker than fleetest hoof ever
struck the pavement; quicker
than zig-zag lightning ever dropped
down the sky, the ransoming power I
speak of will revolutionize your entire
nature. Then you can start out on a
voyage of life, defying both, calm and
cyclone, saying with Dean Altord:
One who has known in storms to sail
I have on board;
Above the roaring of the gale
I hear my Lord.
He holds me when the billows smile;
I shall not fall;
If short 'tis sharp, if long 'tis light;
He tempers all.
Had to Shift for Ills shirt.
While traveling in a country village
In northern England Mr. Blank left one
of his shirts behind In a small tavern.
Upon finding his loss he wrote at once
to the chambermaid asking Its return.
She answered as follows: . "Dear Sir:
Your letter came too late. I have made
your shirt into a shift, so now you will
have to shift for a shirt. Your humble
servant, Mary Jones."
Temperance In Japan.
Mr. Taro Ando of Tokio, Japan,
formerly consul general of the Japan
ese empire at Honolulu, has founded a
monthly temperance paper, Kuni No
Hikari ("The Light of Our Land"). Mr.
Ando, who is a layman of the Method
dist Episcopal church, is doing a greai
work in temperance reform.
Li Hung Chang has been empowereo
to negotiate a commercial treaty with,
Lord Wolseley Is the son of Major
G. J. Wolseley, who was in the King's I
Own Scottish Borderers. !
wniiam worns, the sja-year-oiu coun
terfeiter, has been convicted in the
United States court at Birmingham,
Ala., on four counts.
Ten plates of John Ruskin, some of
them in colors, will be published soon
from the Orpington press, with descrip
tive passages from his works.
General Longstreet's tall form is
somewhat bent with time. Hi3 eyes
have lost their luster, his hair i3 white
and scant and his step is halting.
The orientalist and one-time famous
traveler, D. Giuseppe Sapeto, died the
other day in Genoa.
Ex-United States Senator George F.
Edmunds of Vermont has taken up his
residence in Philadelphia.
It is stated on what is said to be
good authority that the proprietors of
the Daily Telegraph have conferred
upon G. A. Sala a pension of $5,000 a
year for life.
It has been decided that the eldest
son of the Duke of Cumberland is to
be educated In Germany, not In Austria.
Dr. Karol Lewakowskl, who repre
sented the city of Lemberg, Galicia, in
the Polish National Alliance conven
tion at Cleveland, is visiting the cities
of Minnesota and Michigan in the Inter
ests of Polish emigration.
When a married man buttons his ,
suspenders on eightpenny nails It Is ,
sure evidence that he has been disap-
pointed in love. ;
If there is anything which will make '
a young man query whether evolution
is not a failure It is to see a pretty irl '
kiss a pug dos. '.ex as Sif tings.
I THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON IX SUNDAY. DECEM
BER 1 KING DAVID.
Golden Text: "Alan Looketh on the On
ward Appearace, but the ort Look'
etli on the Heart" 1 Samuel xrl:7
rxlthfnlnesa In AU Thlncs.
The section In
cludes chapter 16.
Time: About B. C.
1065 to 1068. Sam
uel was now about
80 years old. Prob
ably in hid last
years he was writ
ing the chronicles
of his time and of
the judges, the sub
stance of which has come down to us
in the books of Judges, Ruth, and 1 and
2 Samuel. David (the beloved) was the
son of Jesse, of the tribe of Judah.
Born at Bethlehem, about B. C. 1085.
At tho time of this lesson he was a
gifted, charming, but retiring youth of
seventeen to twenty years. Today's
lesson includes 1 Samuel xvi: 1-13.
1. And the Lord said unto Samuel,
How long wilt thou mourn for Saul,
seeing I have rejected him from reign
ing over Israel? fill thine horn with
oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the
Beth-lehemite: for I have provided me
a king among his sons.
2. And Samuel said, How can I go?
if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And
the Lord said. Take a heifer with thee,
and say, I am come to sacrifice to the
3. And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and
I will shew thee what thou shalt do:
and thou shalt anoint unto me him
whom I name unto thee.
4. And Samuel did that which the
Lord spake, and came to Bethlehem.
And the elders of the town trembled
at his coming, and said, Comest thou
5. And he said. Peaceably: I am
come to sacrifice unto the Lord: sanc
tify yourselves, and come with me to
i f js
Shepherd Tending Sheep.)
the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse
and his sons, and called them to the
6. And It came to pass, when they
were come, that he looked on Eliab, and
said, Surely the Lord's anointed is be
7. But the Lord said unto Samuel,
Look not on his countenance, or on the
height of his stature; because I have
refused him: for the Lord seeth not as
man seeth; for man looketh on the out
ward appearance, but the Lord looketh
on the heart.
8. Then Jesse called Abinadab, and
made him pass before Samuel. And he
said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this.
9. Then Jesse made Shammah to pass
by. And he said, Neither hath the
Lord chosen this.
10. Again, Jesse made seven of his
sons to pass before Samuel. And Sam
uel said unto Jesse, The Lord hath not
11. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are
here all thy children? And he said.
There remaineth yet the youngest, and.
behold, he keepeth the sheep. And
Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch
him: for we will not sit down till he
12. And he sent, and brought him in.
Now he was ruddy, and withal of a
beautiful countenance, and goodly to
look to. And the Lord said, Arise,
'anoint him: for this is he.
13. Then Samuel took the horn of oil
4nd anointed him in the midst of his
brethren: arid the Spirit of the Lord
etime upon David from that day for
vkrd. So Samuel rose up, and went to,
avld's Faithfulness in Preparation.
avid, even If he knew at this time
tht he was to be king, could not poa
sitiy foresee the great work he was to
do. He "knew not where he was
goilg," but he knew that, wherever It
was faithfulness In present duty was
thelonly way to reach it. The only
wayjto large things Is through faith
fulness in little things. 1. It was by
the trength and activity gained In
doini his best as a shepherd that he
was nabled to meet Goliah and do
manyi deeds of daring which gave him
powerlas king. 2. He spent his leis
ure mars in practicing music.
The icreen in the saloon door means
that th devil can sometimes be
The deul Is not wasting many darts
on the mat who has one kind of religion
at home ad another at church.
Before jlsus taught his disciples how
to pray, hi told them of the Father :o
whom thgr prayers should be ad
dressed, i' '
To say "Our Father," means "my
1 to every man, or it means
An Expensive Dinner.
A trio were sitting on the ppstofiice
guard rail one night telling stories.
One of them related this: "I know of
a fellow who had spent a very quiet
life in the country and had never been
to the city. Coming into a little money
he suddenly developed a desire to be a
sport and immediately departed for the
city. It was his habit after arriving
to lounge around the corners in the
central part of the city, and he natur
ally heard tiie gilded youth talking
about the amount of mone3' they
"Say, I had a great dinner last
night, 'he heard one say, 'and it cost
"Many other remarks like this he
heard, and the rustic sport decided to
get into the swim too. He made up his
mind at once to get an expensive din
ner, not realizing that the most of the
money spent by the boasters he had
overheard had been for wine. Walk
ing into a swell restaurant, he called
the waiter over. Say, look here.' said
he, 'I want an expensive dinner like
the best of the bloods. liring me S?0
worth of ham and eggs. "
Horseradish growing has been
brought to the point where best culti
vated will sell at prices nearly double
those realized for the root when indif
ferent hi qualitj-. New Jersey sup
plies a large part of tiie eastern de
mand. Lest selling in New York at ST
to S3 per 100 lbs. This is for cultivated
horseradish of one year's growth and
grown by experts. The finest grade
sells in Boston at S10 per 100 lbs, when
washed, and S3 unwashed, with infe
rior and dirty stuff lacking in strength
and attractiveness all the way down to
$2.f0 and S3. At New Haven limited
sale at . Horseradish should be'
washed lefore shipping.
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