The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, July 19, 1894, Image 1

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The Sioux County Journal
VUliU31E VI.
TA AflVU uumrT
iinuiuij OAliXV Jl Vila
rroni a Fr Land the )! t lliin Rend.
HI. ( onrrplloD of the Work of the Great
Oardrurr Umcrlptluo of an OaaU In a
Ieaert of Bin.
The Koy.l Garden.
Ftev. Dr. Talmage, who is now near
lng Aubtralia on his round the world
journey, has selected as the subject
lor his sermon through the press this
Week- "Tim Jfnval Cilnn' th
the text
being taken from Solomon's
"I am come into my garden.
Song v, 1,
llm world has had a great many
beautiful irardens. Charlemagne ad
ded to the glory of his reign by de
creeing that they be established all
through the realm decreeing even
the names of the dowers to be planted
them. Henry IV, at Montpellier, es
tablished gardensof bewitching beauty
and luxuriance, gathering into them
Alaine, Pyrenean, and J-rench plants.
One of the sweetest 6ots on earth was
the garden of Shenstone, the poet.
His writings have made but little im
pression on the world, but his garden,
The Leasowes." will be immortal. To
the natural advantage of that place
was brought the perfection ol art.
Arbor and terrace and .dope and rustic
temple and reservoir and urn and foun
tain here had their crowning. Oak
and jew and ha.-el put forth their
richest foliage. There was no life
more diligent, no soul more ingenious
than that of Shenstone, and all that
diiligenee and genius were brought to
the adornment of that one treasured
pot. He sold it for 17,000.
The Garili n of the I horch.
And yet I am to tell you ol a richer
pardon than any 1 have mentioned. It
i trie garden sjOKeri of in my text, the
garden of the church,
which belongs
to ( hrl.t, for my text says so. Ho
bought it, He planted It, He owns it,
ami lie shall have it. Walter Scott,
in bin outlay at Abliotsford, ruined his
fortune. And now in the crimson Mow
ers ot those gardens you can almost
think or imagine that you see the blood
of that old man's broken heart. The
tavrneutof tt last tioo.oo.i sacriliced
him. liut I have to tell you tiiat
briefs life and Christ's death were
the outlay of this beautiful garden of
the church of which my text speaks.
Oh. how many sighs and tears and
pang and agonies: Tell me, ye wo
men who saw hira hang! Tell me, ye
executioners who lifted Him and let
Hi;n down! Tell mo, ttiou sun that
didht hide ye rocks that fell: "Christ
loved the church and gave Himself for
it.'- If, then, the garden of the church
belongs to Christ, certainly He has a
right to walk in it. Come, then, O
bles-ed Jesus, this morning, walk up
and down these aisles and pluck what
thou wilt of sweetness for thvsolf.
The church, in my text, "is appro
priately compared Via garden, because
it is a place of choice I owers, of select
fruits, and thorough hrigatidu.
Christ, the Oardener.
That would be a strango garden in
which there were no llowers. Jf no
where elbo, they will be along the
borders or at the gateway. The home
liest tate will dictate something, if it
be the old fashioned hollyhock, or
dahlia, or coreopsis, but if there lie
larger means then you will lind the
Mexican cactus, and dark veined
arhutelion, and blazing azalea, and
clustering oleander. Well, now, Christ
comes to his garden, and ho plants
there some of the brightest spirits that
tTeV flowered upon the world. Some
of them are violets, unconspieious, but
tweet in heaven. You have to search
for such spirits to find them. You do
not see them very often perhaps, but,
von find whore they have been by tho
brightening face of tho invalid, and
he sprig of geranium on the stand,
and the window curtains keeping out
the glare of the sunlight. They are
perhaps more like the ranunculus,
creeping sweetly amid tho thorns and
briers of H(o. giving kiss for sjing, and
many a man who has had in his way
sorue great black rock of trouble has
found that they have covored it all
over with (towering jasmine runninir
In and out amid the crevices. Thcs'A
Christians in Christ's garden are not
like the sunllower, gaudy in the light,
but whenovor darkness hovers over a
sou. that needs to be comforted there
they stand, night blooming cereusos.
Hut in Christ's garden there are plants
thut may be better compared to tho
Mexican cactus thorns without, love
liness within -men with sharp points
of character. They wound almost
very one that touches them. They
are hard to handle. Men pronounce
them nothing but thorns, but Christ
loves them, notwithstanding all their
sharpness. Many a man has had very
.hard to culture, and it has
only been through severe toil he has
raised even tho smallest crop of grace,
Concerning 'Iuir.
A very harsh ministor was talking
wit h a very placid elder,itnd the placid
elder said to tho harsh minister, "Doc
tor, I do wish vou would control your
temper'' "Ah." said the minister to
the elder, "1 control more temper in
live minutes than you do in five years. "
It is harder for some men to do right
than lor others to do right. The graco
that would elevate you to the seven) h
heaven might not Keep your brother
from knocking a man down. 1 had a
friend who came to mo and suid, "I
.dure uot join the church." 1 said,
"Why?"' "Oh," he said, "I have such
a violent temper. Yesterday morning
I win crossing very early at the Jersey
City ferry, and I saw a milkman )our a
large amount of water Into the milk
can. and I said to him, '1 think that will
do,' and he Insulted me, and 1 knocked
bun down. l)o you think 1 ourht to
join the church;" ' Nevertheless that
very same man, who was to harsh in
bU lehavlor, loved Christ ana could
not sjieak of sacred things without
tears of emotion and affection. Thorn
without, but sweetness within the
w...inln m ,.
' i' iua icvur
" ,
I here are others planted in Christ's
garden who are always ardent, always,, always lmpressive-more like
wio roxi-H in uoep nuo that we oc
casionally lind called "giants of battle"
the Martin Luthers, .-t. i'auls, Chry
Bostoms, Wvklifs, Jjilimers. and Sam
uel Hutherfords. What in other men
is a spark, in them is a conllagration
v nen they sweat, they sweat
drops or blood. When
their prayer takes tire,
preach, it is a 1'entecost.
fiifht. it it a Thermopylae
die, it is a martyrdom.
they pray,
When they
When they
When they
You find a
ifieai many roses in the gardens, but
only a f.-w "giants of battie." Men
say, "Why don't you have more of
them in the church?'' I say, "Why
don't you have in the world more Na
poleons and Humboldts and Welling
tons?" God gives to some ten talents,
w uuuwier one,
I The Mnowdiop of Christians.
I In this garden of the church, which
Chribt has planted, I also find the
snowdrops, beautiful but cold looking,
seemingly another phase of the win
ter. 1 mean those Christians who are
precise in their tastes, unimpassioned,
pure as srowdrops and as cold. They
never shed any tears: they never get
excited: they never say anything
rashly: they never do anything pre
ciuitalely. Their pulses never flutter:
their nerves never twitch: their indig
nation never boils over. They live long
er than most people, but their life is in a
minor key. They never run up to
"C" alsive the staff. In the mubie of
their life they have no staccato pas
sages, Christ planted them in the
church, and they must be of some
service, or they would not bo there.
Snowdroos. always snowdrops.
Hut 1 have not told you of the most
beautiful llower in all this garden
spoken of in the text. If you see a
"century plant,'' your emotions are
started. You say, "Why, this flower
has been a hundred years gathering
up for one bloom, and it will be a hun
dred years more before other petals
will come out." Hut 1 have to tell
you of a plant that was gathering up
lrom ail eternity, and that i,!KKi years
ago put forth its bloom never to
wither. It is tho passion tlower of tho
cross: Prophets foretold it. Hethlo
hem shepherds looked upon it in the '
bud; the rocks shook at its bursting,
and tho dead got up in their winding
sheets to see its full bloom. It is a
crimson llower blood ht the roots, blood
on tho branches, blood on all the
leaves. Ht perfume is to fill all the
nations. Its touch is life, its breath, is
Heaven. Come O winds, from tho
North and winds from tho South and
winds from the Hast and winds from
tho West, and liear to all the earth
the sweet smelling savor of Christ, my
His worth. If nil tlie nationi knew,
Kure the nlmle earth would love Hiia too
At'ain, tho church may lie appropri
ately compared to a garden, because it
is a place of select fruits. That would
bo a stranifo garden which had in it
no lierries, no plums, no peaches or
apricots. The coarser fruits are
planted in the orchard or they are set
out on the sunny hillside, but the
choicest fruits are kept in the garden.
The Cholrrat fruit.
So in the world outside the church
Christ has planted a great many beau
tltul things patience, charity, gener
osity, integrity-- but Ho intends tho
choicest fruits to bo in the garden, and
if they are not there then shame on
tho church. Heligion is not a mere
llowering sentimentality. It is a prac
tical, life giving, healthful fruit not
posies, but apples. "Oh." says some
body, '! don t see what your irardcn of
the church has yielded." Where did
your asylums come from, and your hot- i
pitals. and your institutions of mercv? j
Christ planted every one of them. He I
planted them in His garden. When !
Christ gave sight to liartlmeus. He
laid tho cornerstone of every b'ind
asylum that has ever been built.
When Christ soothed the demoniac of
Galilo, He laid the cornerstone of
evary lunatic asylum that ever has
boon established, Whon Christ suid
lq the sick man, ''Tako up thy bed and
walk," iJo laid tjjy. cornerstone'
Ol I
every nospnai the world has ever
seen. When i hrist said, VI was in
prison, and ye visited me," lie laid the ;
ci.rP';rBt""o "f every prison reform as'
b( iallon that tias ever been formed.
Tho church of C'hriHt Is a glorious
pardon, and it is full of fruit. I know
there is rome poor fruit in it. 1 know
there are some weeds that ouht to
havo heen thrown ovei the fence. I
kniow there are some crah apple trees
that ought to ho cut down. I know
there are some wild grapes that ought
to bo uprooted, but are jou goinjj to
destroy tho whole pardon becau.-o of a
little (fnarlod fruit? You will find
worm eaten leaves in Fontainebleau
and insects that sting in tho fairy
proves of the Champs Klysees. Vou
uo not tear down and destroy the
whole garden because there are a few
specimens of gnarled fruit. I aomit
there are men and women in tho j
church who ought not to bo there, but !
let us be just as frank and admit tho j
fact that there are hundreds and thou-
sands and tens of thousands of glorious j
Christian men and women holy, j
blessed, useful, consecrated, and tri
um pliant. There is no grander ollec-
tion in all tho earth than tho col lee-)
tion of Christians.
A ll W.ti-rntl Uarilan.
Again, tho church in my text is ap- '
proprialoly called a garden because it !
is thoroughly irrigated. No garden !
couiu prosper long without plenty o.
water. 1 havo seen a garden in tho
midst of a desert, yet blooming and
liixurient. All around was dearth and
barrenness, but there were pipes,
aqueducts reaching from this garuen
up to the mountains, and through those
aqueducts the water came streaming
down and tossing up Into beautiful
fountains until every root and leaf and
(lower was saturated. That is like the
church. The church is a garden in
the midst of a great desert of sin and
uttering. It is well irrigated, for "our
eyea are unto the kills, from whence
uiewi our noip. " i' rorn ttie nioua-
l ins oi (,ou s strength there How down
rivers of gladnass. There is a r vor
, the stream whereof shall make triad
' the city of our God. 1'reachini? tha
gospel is one of these a lUeducts.
Mble is another. HaptUm and tb
i lxird s supper are aqueducts. Water
to slake the thirst, water to restore
; the faint, water to wash the unclean,
j water tossed high up in the lierht tf
I the tun of righteousness, showing us
j the rainliow around the throne. Oh,
: was there ever a garden so thoroughly
j irrigated? You know the beauty of
Versailles and Cbatsworth depend
very much upon the great supply of
i water. I came to tho latter place
(Chatsworth) one day when strangera
are not to be admitted, but by an in
ducement, which always teemed at ap
plicable loan Knglishman as an Ameri-
an, I got in, and then the gardener
went far up above the stairs of stone
and turned on the water. I saw t'.
gleaming on me dry pavement, coin
ing uown irom ttep to step,
until It
came so near I could hear tliomui)ici
rush, and all over the hio-h. broad
stairs It came foaming, Hashing, roar
ing down until sunlight and wave In
! g eesomo wrestle tumblej at mv feet
I So it it with the church of Cod. vory
i thing comes from above -pardon froa:
above, joy from alxve, adop
1 tion from above, sanctificat on
! from above. Oh. that now Cod
would turn on the waters of salvation
that they might flow down throutrh ht
j heritage and that this day we might
I each tind our places to lie ''Klimt,"
with twelve wells of water and three
: score and ten palm trees.
; Th o,irtleuer Coined.
Hark, I hear tho latch at tho garden
1 gate, and I look to see who Is cominifl
i I hear tho voice of Christ, "I am como
' into my garden." I say: "Come in
O Jesus; we have been waiting fot
: thee. Walk al! through these path.
1 1-ook at the flowers: look at the fruit'
Pluck that which thou wilt for thy
self.' Jesus comes into the gardetl
and up to that old man and touche
him and says: "Almost home, father.
Not many more aches for three, t
will never leave th ;e. I will neve?
forsake thee. Tako courage a litthi
longer, and 1 will steady thy tottering
steiiB, and i will sootho thy troubles j
and give thee rest. Courage, old
; man." Then ( hrist goes uo another
; garden path, and he comes to a soul in
i trouble and says: "i'eaco; all is well,'
I have seen tby tears; I have hoJKl
thy prayer. Tho sun shall not smiti
thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Ijtird shall preserve theo
, from all evil. He will pre
i serve thy soul. Couraee. O toublel
spirit:" Then I see Jesus going u
another garden path, and I seo grei, ,
excitement among the leaves, and I
hanten up that garden path to se
what Jesus Is doiny there, and, lo, lA
is breaking' oil llowers, sharp and
clean, from the stem, and 1 say, "Stop,
Josiis: don't kill those beautiful flow
ers." Ho turns to me and says: "I
j have come into my garden to gather
! lilies, and 1 mean to tako these up to a
higher terraco and for the garden
I around my palace, and there 1 will
plant them and in bettor soil and in
, better air. They shall put forth
; brighter leavis and sweeter redolence,
i and no forest shall touch thorn lor
i ever." And 1 looked up into His face
and said: "Well, it is His garden, and
! He has a right to do what Ho will with
I it. Thy will bo done" tho hardest
! prayer a man ever made.
I 1 notice that the tine gardens somo
I times have high fences around them,
and I cannot get in. It is so with tho
King's garden. The only glimpses
you ever gut of such a garden is when
tho King i ides out in his splendid car
riage. It is not so with this garden
the King's warden, i throw wide 0on
the gate and tell you all to come in. I
No monopoly in religion. Whosoever
will, may. Chooi-o now between a
desert and a garden. Many of you havo
tried tho garden of this worlds do
light. You havo found it has been a
chagrin. So it was with Theodore
Himiic. Ho made all tho world laugh.
He makes us laugh now when we read
his poems, but he could not make his
own heart laugh. While in the midjj.
of hi- fostivitie. he confronted a look,
tng glass, and he saw himnolf and said:
. .1 L 7 ... i. ; ... . i.
''There, that is true. I look mst as I
am. done up in nouy, mind, ana purse."
bo it was with Shenstone, of whoso
garuen i torn you ai mo oogiuning oi i
my sermon.
ve M Npt!"
He sat down amid thoo liowors and
said: "1 havo lost my road to happi
ness. I am angry and envious and
frantic and despise everything around
me, just as It Incomes a madman to
do." Oh, ye weary souls, como into
Christ's garden to-day and pluck a
little heartsease! Chris is the only
rest and the only pardon for a )or
turbod spirit. Io you not think your
chance has almost come' You men
and women who have been waiting
year and year for some good oppor
tunity in which to accept, Christ, but
have jMistponod it five, ton, twenty,
thirty years, do not feel as if now your
hour ol deliverance and pardon and
salvation had come' Oh man. what
grudge hast thou against thy Kor soul
that thou wilt not let it bo saved.' I
feel as if salvation must come now to
some of your hearts.
Some years ago a vessel struck on
tho rocks. They had only one lifolxiat.
In that lifeboat tho passengers and
crew were getting ashore. The vessel
had foundered and was sinking deeper
and deeper, and that one boat could
not take tho passengers very swiftly.
A little girl stood on thedock, waiting
for her turn to get Into the boat. Tho
boat camo and wont camu and went
but her turn diil not soom to come.
After awhilo she could wait no longer,
and she leaped on tho talTrail and then
sprang into tho sea, crying to tho boat
man: "Save me next! Save mo next."
Oh, how many have gone ashore into
God's mercy, and yot you are clinging
to the wreck of sin! Others have ac
cepted the pardon of Christ, but you
are In peril. Why not this morning
make a rush for your immortal rescue,
crying until Jesus shall hear you and
heaven and earth ring with the or:
'Save me nest! Have me next.
Some Thlnga It Ulll Be Well
lo Think
About Beforehand.
Wbea you respond don't feel
obliged to let out your voice like
newsboy halloing an extra. Neither
mumble it as if you had a hot potato
in your mouth, bat let your utter.
anr.e8 be distinct, to that it can be
heard across an ordinary room
Do not allow your demonstrations
of affection on the train to exceed
tne limits of a natural propriety. It
is not uncommon for American tour
al w carry conceaiea weapons on
their persons.
.-we your leweier early, and if vou
aeciae on having the bridesmaids
girts placed in cases, give him time
enough to obtain what you desire. A
pretty conceit Is to have the initials
of each one, in sterling, placed on
I "cr
i egin on you - wedding list at the
earliest possible moment. A whole
year beforehand is not too so m,
t-veu wan me utmost care tome
name9 will be omitted, and this
should be guarded against in every
way posMble. My doing this you will
Increase the number of your wedding
presents, whl h is an Important
i: a quantity of . ice falls from the
brim of your husband's hat when you
get into the parlor car, do not look
sheepish or disconcerted. Others
have been there before you. Merely
urusn it carelessly away and after
brier interval eACUte him ami let
him go into the smoking car, where
he can swear at his leisure,
When you stand up to receive do
not, In short conversation with the
guests, mention the number and
vaiuo oi your wcuning presents or
how much they would bring at gen
eral auction. o i have, of course,
flifured all this up the night before,
iu, iu maners ot mis sort it, is con
sidered better taste to remain silent
l orget that you have any hands
except at the precise moment when
you put on the weeding ring. To
drop a wedding ring at the fatal mo
ment and have so iieone sprawl
around on his hands and knees at the
foot of the altar locking for it will
be too much of a strain on the con
gregation. 1'hiladelphla Times.
Hook-Jip.-irnlnu Only.
It is said to be a true story of an
English clergyman that, on his ap
po ntmeut to a country living, he
went about from house to houe ask
lug why the good wives did uot go to
church on Sunday afternoons. ".Milk
ing tho cow-" whs the universal an
swer. On Sunday morning, there
fore, he spoke his mind. "I have
been round tlie parish," hesaid, -'an i
find jou all n ake the same pxcuse.
Now 1 have only one thing to re
quest, and that is that you milk your
cows the last thing on Saturday
night an 1 the Hist tiling on Monday
' Who could hearken to a man in
the pulpit, or out of it, after that'"'
said one old countryman. "liut
then, you see. he's a book-larnt
Another "book-larnt man" was
standing by one day when a country
parson was looking at his cows.
"l'oor old lady: poor old lady"' said
the country arson, apostrophizing
one quietly chewing tier cu:l. "I'm
afraldwe must soon part company."
"But why''" exclaimed the other.
''To go the butcher's."
"To go to the butchc.'s? Why, I
always thought, cows died a natural
deoth, and that we only ate oxcnl"
Dawklns, the countryman of the
previous tale, was on the other side
of tho hedge grunting emphatically
4 U'wrvas, ami ine country parson
linn, u( riwii H . n
with a
" " -
In his eye.
"What do ou think of that, Daw-
k ns?" aked he.
"Wherever has he
hid hlsself all
these clays" asked Dawklns, in ir
repressible scorn. "Hut then,"
twinkling hack at his waster, "he's
a scholard," aint he? He never ate
cow beef! ile! he! be."
Duma's rtevctuce.
Alexa dre Dumas, the elder, had,
as it is well known, some black blood
In him, and was of an unforgiving,
if not almost cruel nature. In bis
early years he received a dire insult
fioui one whom he called his Iriend,
Alexandre took no apparent notice of
the wrong
He took him with him into society,
Introduced him here, presented him
there, and so continued for three
years, at the end ot which time ho
stood as "best ni;in" at his friend's
marriage. The wedding feast being
conclude , Alexand e I umas was
leaving tho house, when an acquaint
ance joined him, and, as they walked
along, said:
'I have often wlshe I to say how I
have wondered at your kindness to
Monsieur X, whom we have Just seen
married. You have the most forglr
ing nature I ever met with. Ile in
sulted ,ou grossly some years ago,
and ever since jou have devoted
yourself to his happiness and at last
assist him to get married."
"That's It, precisely," remarked
Dumas, si wly, with a sinister
chuckle. "I flatter myself that I
have given him the worst mothei -Inlaw
in I ran e."
Paying the preacher's salary does
not cancel all other debts.
D. H. ORI8WOLD, Cathi.r.
Transacts a General Banking Busincjx
AMW04K Exohanoi National Bams, New York,
UiwTBD Stars
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
J. E. PHINNEY, Proprietor.
Pure Drugs, Medicines, Paints,
Oils and Varnishes.
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded
Day or
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choice land in Sioux county.
Parties desiring to buy or soU real
estate should not fail to
call on them.
School Lands
leased, taxes paid for
non-residents; farms rented, eta.
a r.
National Bank. Onwh.
National Bank, Chad
-''-' iv.-rt'j.r,
Kstate Agents,
a number of barirainft irt