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ioux County Journal
VOLUME VI.
IIARKLSOX, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. JANUARY 4, 181)4.
NUMBER 17.
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TALMAGE8 SERMON.
ACHIEVEMENTS MADE UNDER
NATURAL DISADVANTAGES.
Dr. Talouie Prrftrtic sa Eloquent
fcerujon at alivllla HI I'i.-t urr) ii
Tt Hplrltual KuruurmKHinit for tin
Wwk and Humble A Ilrrcrjr ItUi'otintR.
' rlnt Xmt Conulnt.
Rev. Dr. Talmne, while in Nah
tille on hU WcMU-rn loiture Umr, m
)ecUtl an hm topic for Sunday a b-xt
full of Bpiritual encouragement for
tbotw who labor under diadvanU((e in
thewtrmrgle of life Tho text choMen
wan Isaiah xxxiii, it, "The lame take
th nriv "
The utter demolition of tho Annyrian !
host wan hero predicted. Not only j
robuht men should go forth and father j
me K)1W o! oon)iiot. but even men
cripplod of arm and crippled of foot
should go out ami capture much that
wan valuable. Their physical diwui-vantae-e
nhouk not hinder their reat
enrichment. 80 it hat been in the
pat: so it i now: ho it will bo in the
future. Ho it in in all department.
Men tailoring- under i,cmin"'ly t'reut
di.sad vantage and amid the most un
favorable cireumtftanees, yet makinjf
(frand achievement, jjettinjf tfreat
blessing for theniHclven. (jreat bleswiiiir
for the world, great blo-intf for the
church, and mo "the lame take the
prej.-
CaMfH in rolut.
Do jou know that the three ureal
poet of the world were totally blind
Homur, Mian, John Milton' Do you
know that Mr. PrcucoU. who wrote
that enchanting look. "The Cnnjut'Ht
of Mexico.' never aw Mexico, could
not even ee the paper on which he wan
writint'? A framework aeroin the
sheet, Iwtween which, up and down,
went the pen immortal. Do you know
that iambiwio. the sculptor, could
notee tho marble before him or the
tho chisel witft which he cut it into
nhapeH bewitchim'' I k you know thai
Alexander Pope, whose jxiem will htt
a long a the Kmli.-h lantruae. wan
to much of an invalid that he hail to
be ewed up every norning in rou;h
canvas in order to wtand on his feet at
ally
Io yon know that (Stuart, the eolrt
brateil painter, did much of bin won
derful work under tho nhadow of the
dungeon wheie lie hail been unjustly !
imprirtoned for ucbty lo you know ;
thai Dernofthcnefi, by almottt super- ,
human exertion, tint had to conquer j
the lip of hi own Mpeech bnforo he 1
conquertxi ajiemblaj.'eu with bin olo-j
- s. IHr-sm kfn.V" that 'Tta.'ofi
. rtrusjj.'lel all through innumerable (
aickne,(.H.rt, and that lxu-d Hyron and I
hit Walter Scott went limping onlub- j
fxit tbrou(h all their life, and that !
many 0'. the (rreat poet and paiuterH
2 and oratorn and httorian and heroea I
of the world had oomething to keep
them bwk, and pull them down, and
impede their way. and cripple their
physical or their Intellectual move- 1
merit, and yet that they punhed on and j
pushed up until they reached theHjioilH
of worldly KUceoHf., arid amid tho huzza I
of nation and centtirien "the lame took j
the prey." I
You know that a vatt multitude of '
theae men started under the diad-
vantage of olwc.ure parentage -klum- 1
bun, the Don of the weaver: Kergumm, ,
the atronomer, the win of the nhep- ,
herd. America the prey of the one: !
worlds 011 world the prey of On1 other.
Hut what, U true in avoular directions
ih more true in Kpirilual and rcligioiM
directionM, and I pr oceed to prove it. i
There are in all communities many I
Invalids, They never know a well
ttay. They adhere to their occupa
tions, but they eo panting along the
utreeU wit h exhauMtionw, and at even
time they lie down on the lounge with
achingM beyond all medicament. They '
have tried all prem ript torih, tlnsy have j
gone through all the euren which were j
proclaimed infallible, and they have !
come now to eurrcnocr to perM:tual
ailment. They consider ! hey are
among many dUadvantageit; and when
they eo thoHu who aro buoyant in ;
health wish by, they almotd envy their ,
robunt frame and ear.y rejii ration.
But i have noticed among that in-1
valid dam t hone who have the greatest
knowhtdge of the liible, who are in
neare)t intimacy with Jomum 'hrit,
who have the most glowing exix;ri
Anues of the truth, who have h ml the
rmxt remarkable ariHwern to prayer and
who have mont exhihirant anticipation's
of Heaven. Tho ternptutloriH which
weary us who are in robust health they
have conquered.
"Th Ijhi.i. Take lh I'rfy."
Many who are alert and athletic, and J
awarthy loiter in the way -"the lamo '
take they prey.'' Kobert Hail an In- j
valid. Kuward I'ayton an invalid, Kich- j
ard liaxter an invalid, Samuel Kuthur-1
ford an invalid. Thin morning, when ,
you want to call to mind thowt who aro I
moot Chrint-like, you think of aomo !
darkonnd room in your father's hoiiMt
from w hich there went forth an in-
lllience potent for elnrnity.
A step farther: Through tamed let- j
tarn the art of printing han boon 1
brought to the attention of the blind, j
You take up the Bible, for the blind, j
and you clone your eyon, and you run
your fingers over the rained letters and j
you say: "Why, I novercould get any j
information in thin way. What a slow,
iumbrons way of reading! lod help;
the blind.'"
And yet I find among that clam of ;
oemons, the blind, tho deaf, and tho
dumb, tho mottt thorough acquaintance
wlthf-KKl's word. Shutout from all
other sources of information, no sooner
does thoir hand touch tho rained let
ters than they gather a prayer. With
out eyes, they look off iiKn tho king
doms of God s love. Without hearing,
they catch the minstrelsy of tho skies.
Dumb, yet with pencil, or with irradi
ated countenance, they declare the
rlory of Ood.
A largo audienu) sw-mbled in New
York a the anniversary ' tne l,,(
nd Dumb Asylum, and one of the visi
ors with chalk on the blackboard
wrote this question to the pupils, "Do
you not find it verv hard to be deaf
ana dumbv" And" one of the pupUs
took the chalk and wrote on the black
board this sublime sentence iu an
swer, "When the song of the angels
shall burst upon our enraptured ear,
we will ,arce regret that our ears
were never marred with earthly
sounds." Oh. the brightest eyes in
heaven will lie those that never saw
on earth. The ears mont alert in
heaven will lie th'we that in this world
heard neither voice of friend nor
thrum of harp nor carol of bird nor
doxolojry of congregations.
A lad who had been blind from in
fancy was cured. The oculist operated
upon the lad and then put a very
heavy ttanduge over the eyes, and
after a few we.-ks had gone by the
bandage was removed and the mother
said to her child. "Willie, can yon
see?'' He said, "Oh, rAamma. is this
heaven?" The contrast l;twoen the
darkness before and the brightness
afterward was overwhelming. And I
tell you the glories of heaven will be a
thousandfold brighter fur those who
never saw anything on earth.
Hoi- of thit t'utur.
A step father: There are those in
all communities who toil mightily for
a livelihood. They have scant wages,
i'erhajts they are diseased or have
physical infirmities, so they are hin
dered from doing a continuous day's
work. A city missionary finds them
up in the dark alley, with no fire, with
thin clothing, with very coarse bread.
They never ride in the street car; thev
cannot afford the Scents. Thev never
see any pictures save t hose in the show
window on the street, from which they
are often jostled and looked at by some
one who seems to say in the look".
''Move on! What are you doing here
looking at pictures?"
Yet many of them live on mountains
of transfiguration. At their rough
table he who fed the 5.(l'Ml breaks the
bread. They talk often of the good
times thutar-e coining. This world bus
no charm for them, but Heaven en
trances their spirit They often di
vide their scan! crust with some for
lorn wretch who knocks at their door
at night, and on the blast of the night
wind, as the door opens U let them in,
is heard the voice of him who said,
"1 was hungry, and he fed nje.'" A'o
cohort of Heaven will he too bright to
transort them. By God's help they
have vanquished the Assyrian host.
They have divided among them the
sjsrils. Ijune, lame, yet they took the
prey.
Mr 'fcn In Point.
I was riding along the country road
one dav, and I saw a man on crutches.
I overtook him. He was very old. He
trA grrlngTery slowly". At t rat rate U
would have taken him two hours to go
a mile. I said, "Wouldn't you like to
ride?" Ho said: "Thank vou, I would.
God bless you." When lie sat beside
mo, he said: "You sec, am very
lame and very old, but tho Ixrrd has
been a good Lord to mo. I have buried
all my children. The Ixrd gave them
and the Lord had a right to tuke them
away. Blessed be H's name! I was
very sick, and I had no money, and my
neighbors came in and took rare of me,
and I wanted nothing. I suffer a groat
deal with pain, but then I have so many
mercies left. The Iird has been a
good Lord to me."
And before we had got far 1 was in
doubt whether I was giving him a ride
or he was giving me a ride! Hr said:
"Now, if you please, I'll get out hern,
.fust help me down on my crutches, If
you please. God bless you. Thank you,
sir. Good morning. Good morning.
You have been feet to the lame, sir,
you have. Good morning.-'
swarthy men had gone the road that
day. I do not know where they came
out, but every hobble of that old man
was toward the shining gate. With
his old crutch he had struck down
many a Sennacherib of temptation
which has mastered you and mo.
Lame, so fearfully lame, so awfully
lame, but he took the prey.
A step farther: There are those who
would like to do got si. Thev say, "Oh,
if i only had wealth, or if I had elo
quence, or if 1 had high sM-iHl ssition,
how much i could accomplish for God
anil tho church!" 1 stand here to-day
to tell you that you have great. opjor
turiitics for usefulness.
Who built the pyramids? The King
who ordered them built? So: the plain
workmen who added stone after stone
and stone after stono. Who build tho
dikes of Holland? The government
thatordered the enterprise? No: the
plain workmen who curried the earth
ami rang their trowels on tnti wall.
Who are those that built these vast
cities? The capitalists? No; the car
penters, the masons, the plumbers, tho
plasterers, the tinners, the roofers, de
pendent on a day's wages for a liveli
hood. Anil so in tho great work of as
suaging human suffering and enlight
ening human ignorance and halting
human iniquity. In that great work,
the chief part fs to bo done by ordinary
men, with ordinary speech, in an or
dinary mariner, and by ordinary means.
The trouble is that in the army of
Christ we all want to bo captains and
colonels and brigadier generals. We
are not willing to march with the rank
and file and do duty with the private
soldier. Wo want to belong to tho re
serve corps anil read about the battle
while warming ourselves at the camp
fires or on furlough at home, our ftet
upon an ottoman, we sagging hack into
an armchair.
As you go down the street you see
au excavation, and four or live men nre
working and perha)8 2) or M leaning
on the rail hsikingover at them. That
is the way it is in the church of God
to-day. Where you find one Christ ian
hsrd at work, there aro ?ii men watch
ing tho job.
Oh! my friends, why do you not goto
work and preach tho gospel? You
say, "I have no pulpit." . Vou have.
It niav bo the crixnter's bench, it
may be tho mason's wall. The robo in
which you arc to proclaim thin gospel
may be a shoemaker's apron. But woe
uato you if you preach not this gospel
somewhere, somehow! If this world
is ever brought to Christ it will be
through the unanimous and long con
tinued effort of men who, waiting for
no special endowment, consecrate to
God what they have. Among the
most useless people in the world are
men with ten talents, while many a one
with only two talents, or no talent at
ail, is doing a gn at work, and so "the
lame take the prey."
There are thousands of ministers of
whom you have never heard in log
cabins at the West, in mission chapels
at the Last - who are warring against
the legions of darkness, successfully
warring. Tract distributers, month by
month undermining the citadels of sin.
You do not know their going or their
coming, butthe footfalls of their min
istry are heard in the palaces of
Heaven. Who are the workers in our
Sabbath-schools throughout this land
to-day? Men celebrated, men brilliant,
men of vast estate? For tho most part,
not that at all.
I have noticed that the chiet cbarac
teristicof the most of those who are sue
cessful in the work is that they know
their Bibles, are earnest in prayer, are
anxious for the salvation of the young,
and Sabtiath by Sabbath are willing to
sit down unoliserved antPtell of Christ
and the resurrection. These are the
humble workers who are recruiting
the great army of Christian youth
not by might, not by power, not by pro
found" argument, not by brilliant anti
thesis, but by the blessing of God on
plain talk, and humble story. and silent
tear, and anxious look, "the lame take
the prev."
Oh! tiiis work of saving the youth of
our country how few appreciate what
it is! This generation tramping on to
the grave we will soon all Iks gone.
j What of the next?
Not Talent. Hut KITort.
An engineer on a locomotive going
j across the Western prairies day after
1 day saw a little child come out in front
of a cabin and wave to him. So he got
! in the habit of waving back to the
j little child, and it was tiie day's jov to
! to him to see this little one come out in
! front of the cabin door and wave to him
j w hile he answered back.
' One day the train was belated and it
came on to the dusk of (he evening."
! As the engineer stood by his post he
I saw by the heudlight that little girl on
1 ties track, wondering why the train
i did not come, looking lor the train,"
; knowing nothing of her peril. A great
j horror seized uisin the engineer. Ho
j reversed the engine. He gave it in
: charge of the otner man on board, and
then he climbed over the engine, and
; he came, down on the cowcatcher. He
I said, though he had reversed the en-
irine, it seemed as though it were
: going at lightning speed, faster andi
I faster, though it was really slowing
Lupt and with alaoitturmV'rt! thftcu
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1 .niiui. kJinu 1 aim 111 tui; nun auu
I lifted it up. and when the train stopped
j and tho passe tigers gathered around to
1 see what was the matter, there tho old
engineer lay, fainted dead away, the
little child alive and in his swarthy
arms.
"Oh," you say, "that was well done."
But i want you to exercise some kind
ness and some appreciation toward
those in the community who are.
snatching the little ones from under
the wheels of temptation and sin
snatching them from under thunder
ing rail trains of eternal disaster,
bringing them up into resisictability
in this world and into glory for the
w
world to come. Y'ou appreciate
the engineer did. Why can you ap
preciate the grander work done by
every Sabbat n school teacher and by
every Christian worker?
Oh. my friends, 1 want to impress
upon myself and upon yourselves that
it is not the nnmls!!- of talents we pos
sess, hut the use wo make of them.
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ting to Heaven. At my desk in
Christian Herald office I am in daily
receipt of numerous letters from people
brought up in good families, and who
had Christian parentage, but
who
frankly tell me that they are astray a
thousand miles from the right track
and fear their case is hojieloss. My
brothers, it is to you 1 want, to preach
now. 1 have been looking for you. I
will toll you how you got astray. It .
was not maliciousness on your part. It j
was Kjrhups through the geniality and ;
sociality of your nature that you fell j
into sin. You wandered away from '
your duty: you unconsciously left the 1
house of God: you admit the gospel to
bo true, and yet you have so grievous
ly and so jirolongedly wandered you i
say rescue is impossiblo. J
i t would tnke a week to count ui the '
names of those In Heaven who were on
earth worse than you tell me you are.
They went the whole round of iniquity;
they disgraced themselves; they dis
graced their household: they despaired
of return Isjcauso their reputation was
gone: their property was gone: every
thing was gone. But in some hour
like this they heard tho voice of God,
and they threw themselves on the di
vine compassion, and they rose up
more than conquerors. And I toll vou
there Is t he same chance for you. That
is one reason why l liko to preach this
gosi-el, ho free a gospel, so tremendous
a gospel. It takes a man all wrong and
makes him all right.
In a former settlement where I
preached, a member of my congrega
tion quit the house of Gisl. quit re
specUible circles, went into all styles
of sin, and was slain of his iniquity.
The day for his burial came, and his
Isxl.v was brought to tho house of God.
Homo of his comrades who had de
stroyed him were overheard along the
street, on their way to the burial, say
ing, "Come let us go and hearTalmage
damn this old sinnf r!" Oh! I had noth
ing but tears for the dead, and l had
nothing but invitations to tho living.
You sec, I could not 00 otherwise.
"Christ Jesus came to seek and save
that which was lost." Christ in His
dying prayer said, "Father, forgive
them," and that was a prayer for you
and a prayer for mo.
A l'rntiil ApHnf.
Oh, start on tho road to Heaven to
day. You aro not happy. The thirst
of your soul will be slaked bythe foun
tains of sin. You turn everywhere
but to God for help. Right where you
are, call on Him. He knows yon; He
knows all about you. He knows all the
odds against which you have been con
tending in life. Do not go to him with
a long rigmarole of a prayer, but just
look up and say. "Help! Help!"
Yet you say, "My hand trembles so
from my dissipations. 1 can't even talse
hold of my prayer Unik to sing." Do
not worry abort that, my brother: I
will give out a hvmn at the close so
familiar you can sing it ithouta book.
But you say, "I have such terrible
habits on me, 1 can't get rid of them.1'
My answer is, Almighty grace can
break up that habit and will break it
up. But you say, "The wrong i did
was to one dead and in Heaven now,
and 1 can't correct that wrong." You
can correct it. By the grace of God,
go into the presence of that one, and
the ajiologies you ought to have made
on earth make in Heaven.
"Oh," says some man, "if 1 should
try to do right, if J should turn away
from my evildoing unto (he lord. I
would lie jostled, I would be driven
back, nobody would have any sympathy
for me." You are mistaken. Here,
in the presence of the church 011 earth
and iu Heaven. 1 give you to day the
fight hand of Christian fellowship.
God sent me lu re to-day to preach
this, arid he sent you here to hear
this: "j;t the wicked forsake his
way. and the unrighteous man his
thought, and let him return unto the
Lord, who will hae mercy, and unto
our God. w ho will abundantly pardon."
Though you may have been theworst
sinner you may ecoine the best saint,
and in the great day of judgment it
will be found t lint "where siu alxninded
grace does much more alsiund," and
while the spoils of an everlasting king
dom are being awarded for your pur
suit it will lie found that "the lame
took the prey. " Blessed be God that
Wo are this sabbath one week nearer
the obliteration of all the inequalities
of this life and all its disquietudes.
" Yeai-s ago. on a Isiat on the North
River, the pilot gave a very sharp ring
to the Ull for the Isiat to slow up. The
engineer attended to the machinery,
Mid then he came up with some alarm
n deck to see what was ,.he matter.
He saw it wns a moonlight night and
there were no obstacles in the way.
He went to the pilot and said: "Why
did you ring the boll in that way? Why
do jou want to stop? There's nothing
the matter." And tho pilot said to
him, "There is a inlht gathering on
the river, don't you see. that? and there
iv'nfght gathering darker and darker,
and I can't see the way."
',T lien the engineer, looking around
it 1. ,,,..,.i',r,Ki
irfjked into the face of the pilot and
u ii'M ti- nun ft 1,1 iju. iuiiviui
j ,'v 'hat he was dying, and then that
W'Vm n ad." God gi UlWItatt when
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our last moment comes we may oe
found at our post doing our whole duty.
And when the mists of the river of
death gather on our eyelids may the
good Pilot take the wheel from our
hands and guide us into the calm
hurlior of eternal rest!
lirop tbe anchor, furl the Bail,
1 am gars ivlthin tli vale.
flips IllsplaciiiK Chinese In Au
stralia. The Japanese, who so long re
mained true to their beautiful island,
have now begun to follow the ei-
ample of the Chinese and emigrate in
comparatively laiye uuuiuers. xue
; Government looks with favor oo this
j change Id the customs of the people,
land encouraircs It as much as pos&i
j blc Last year, according to the sta
j tistics recently compiled, 24,(H0 men
. and is, 000 women left .Japan to Bud
homes for themselves abroad. Most
of them went
to Hawaii and Au-
j stralia, and a few to Canada and to
this country, in Australia me Japa
nese easily find employment and are
fast superseding tho natives in the
j plantations about Cairns. Dungeness,
and Mackay. I fie v accustom them-
selves qu:ck!y to the now manner of
j life, learn the language readily and
I work diligently. Many Australians
' already prefer them to the Chiuese as
house servants, gardeners and coach
men. New York Tribune.
A New Knamrl.
The protection of metals from rust
and other atmospheric influences has
been the subject of many recent pat
ents, and of these the newest is for
an enamel for gas apparatus and dec
orative work of all kinds For deco
rative effect the capabilities of this
enamel are gieat. All colors, the
most delicate tints iu any number,
are either dead or bright, arid both
gold and silver, also either dull or
polished, are obtainable in the same
I casting, and all ailke are unchangea-
ble. being affected neither by expos
tire to the air nor to any heat up to a
bright rod.
The II I tn of enamel is so thin that
the most minute microscopic details
of tho metal are unchanged. Cast
ings protected in this manner are not
only capable of line artistic treat
ment, but they are also claimed to
Is) absolutely permanent and proof
against dirt and smoke, which dis
lluure other work so rapidly.
Hitf Con 11 try, l.iltle Kong,
The national airs of great coun
tries are short, while those of little
countries are very long. For In
stance, "God Save the Ouecn" is 14
burs, the liussian hymn Hi bars, and
"Hall Oolumbla," the foremost
among the American airs, hasi'S bars.
On the other baud, Slam's national
hymn has 7 bars, that of I ruguay
70, Chile's Hi, and so on.
San Marino, the smallest republic
in the world, has the longest national
hymn. The national hymn of China
is so ions that when people want to
hear it thev have to lake half a day
off to 1 able to listen to Its strains.
COMMERCIAL- BANK.
ESTABLISHED 1888.
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President.
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Transacts a General Banking Business.
CORRESPONDENTS:
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Pure Drugs, Medicines, Paints,
OilsXandV arnishes.
t-ARTISTS' MATERIAL.
School
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded
Day or iJight.
SUNS & SUEY,
Harrison, Nebraska,
Real Estate Agents,
Have a number of bargains in
choice land in Sioux county.
Parties desiring to buy or sell real
estate should not fail to
call on them.
School Lands
leased, taxes paid for
non-residents; farms rented, etc.
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