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JBiLSloux County Iottrmat'1'
HAKKISOX, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1894.
Tii ' mar -fat a. .aw ffanv n. b m. -w n r. .at m
a . oaiswaLD, OMtw.
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL. $50 000.
jncto a General Banking Business
Xa1wal Baw. Hew Yrk,
UT Statm Natjohal Bajh, Omaha,
faaT Natiohal Bjn:, Chevdr
FINDS MANY LESSONS IN
THE JOY OF COMING HOME.
Interest Paid on Time Deposita.
OLD ON ALL PARTS OF tUWOTZ.
1 1 PHINNEY, Proprietor.
Pore Drugs, Medicines, Paints,
Oils and Varnishes.
rcriptions Carefully Compounded
Day or Night.
Simons & SMILEY,
ml Estate Agents,
Have a number of bargains in
!se land in Sioux county.
Jic3 desiring to buy or cell real
estate should not fail to
call on them.
lcacad, taxes paid for
l-rccidontfl; farms rented, eta
AM Word, lo the nom.
Werd Horn. f (.hrtellu.
Aagele o. ,h. Coayrr.
Arn la Breofclrn.
Rv. Dr. Talraage, having concluded
61a round the world toar, selected as
the subject for last Bunny's discourse
through the prees, -Home Again 'the
teitben tmg Luke v, U, "Krlnir
hither the fAtted 3alf Aud 1(111 it."
In All aire. 0f the world it hAa been
customary to celebrAte .oyful event by
festivities -the singing of treaties, the
proctAmatlon of pye, the ChrUUnae
the marriAkre. However much on
otnr day. of the year our table may
have stinted tupply, on Th&okKiflvinir
ay there munt be sotnetbine bount
mua, and all the comfortable home of
Lhrlnvendom have at some tims cele
bratd joyful evenU by banquet and
Th. jojfal feut.
Something hag happened in the ola
homeciewl greater than anything that
ha ever dapnrd before. A favorite
on, wnom the world supposed would
b.onie a vaeabond and outlaw forever,
ha got tircUof tti(fbteeinjrand haw re
turned to his father house. The
world oaid he never would come back.
Now. haviiii' returned to h! fth.--
hon!, th father prorlaima celebra- .
tlon. There is a ( alf In the paddock
that ban Ix un kept up and fed to nt- i
ni(t ( apai ity. so ax to tie ready for
some occanum of ,oy that might come
Ah. there neverwlll be aerander day :
on the old homestead than this day. Let
thn biitchem do their work and the j
houelcM!pcr bring In to the table the i
smoking nieat. The musicians will
take their place, and the gay groups I
will move up and down the floor. All
the fr.ends and neighbors are gathered
In, ani extra supply is tent out to the
table of the j-ervanw. The father re
sides at the table and gays grace and I
thanks d that his long alment son is .
home again. Oh, how they miwed
him How glad they are to have him !
ha- k' Oni brother imleed stands !
jo.iting at the back door and says: i
"This is a great ado atxiut nothing.
This ld Uiy should he e hastened In
stead of greeted. eal is too good for j
hltn!" Hi.t the fattier hays: "Nothing :
is too good: nothing is good enough." j
There- si's the young n.an, glad at the
hearty reception, but a shadow of boi- ,
row tinting acro-s his brow at the ro- :
membranre of the trouble he had seen. ,
All ready now. let the covers lilt. ;
Muaic. lie whs deal and he is aiivo ,
again! lie wan lost, and be is found!!
Hv such bold imagery does the Biblo ,
set forth the merry-making when a
coul tomes home to God.
Kir-tt of all, there is the new con
vert's joy. It is no tame thing to be
come a I hriatinn. The most tremend
ous moment In a man's life is when he
surrenders himself to God. The grand
est time on the father's homestead is
when the !oy comes back. Among the
great throng who in tMo parlors of my
church pro(cKed Christ one night was
a yo mg man, who next morning rang
mv disirliell and said: "Sir, I cannot
contain myself with the .oy I feel. 1
came here this morning to express u.
I have found more joy In five minutes
in serving mh1 than in all the years of
my prodleailty, and I eame to say so.
Vuii has e seen perhaps a man run
ning for his physical liberty and he
oflli ers of the law after him, and you
saw him escape, or afterward you
heard the judge had pardoned him,
and how great won the glee or that res
cued manl Hut it i.-i very tame thmir
that compared with the running fur
one's everlasting life, the terrors of
the law after him. and Christ coming
in to pardon and oleas and rescue and
save. You remember John Hunyan, in
h,s great story, tell how tho pilgrim
u t his linger In hisears and ran, cry
ing, "LI'e, life, eternal life!" A poor
cur driver, after having had to strug
gle to suDii-Tt. his fumiiy lor years, sud
denly was informed that a large In
heritance was his, and there was )y
amounting to licwilderment. but that
is a small thing compared with the ex
perience of one when b has put In his
bands tho title do-d to the ,oys, tho
ruptures, the splendors of heaven, and
ho can truly say, "it mansions ure
mine: tut temples are mine.; 1U songs
are mine: its ! is mine;"
n. it ni tAinn thinir to becorno a
christian. It Is a merrymaking. It Is
the killing of tho fatteo calf. It is j
lubilee. ou Know wiu iuuiu
conipares it to a funeral, but always
compares it to something bright. Jt H
more apt to 1 compared to a banquet
t ban an .'! hing else. It Is compare 1 in
tho Bible to the water - brk'ht, llash
e water-to the morning, roseate,
Ire aoikod, mountain transfigured
morning. 1 wish I rou'd to day take
all the Bible expressions about pardon
i and lifo and con fort and
hotie and Heaven, ami iwisi uim
, garland, and put It on the brow of
the humblest child of t od In a tills
land and cry: "Wear It, wear It now,
wH forever, on of God dsughter
,7f thVUrd God Almighty! oh, the
1 of the new convert! . ;h. the glad-
e,s of the Christian service.
hU rl' TniiBosy.
Vou have seen sometimes a man In a
religious as-cmbly get up ami Civo his
., ' -rlence. Wefl, i'aul gave his ex
e ten e. He rose In the presence of
churches the church on earth
8"d ho church in Heaven-and he
"Now, this Is y experience.
rrowf ul, yet alayt rejoicing: poor,
rman rich; havlDjrnotflng
vet possossintf " things."
tT who read this scruioD knewthe
Z " "of i. hnstian reUgion. they
il M il pas. over into the kingdom
i i the next moment. W hen
Lu ituwdantsald, "tfAv. you mucft
rln?'" "Oh," he replied, "ginc I
found the Lord 1 nave never had any
psUner(ptBin. Then they said to
him. "Would you like to send a mea
to your Mends? " " Yea, 1 would.
Tell them that only last night the lo.e
of Jeeus came rushing into my aoul
like the turves of the sea, and I had to
cry out: ' Stop, Lord It is enough!
Btop, Lord -enough!"' Oh, the joys
of tin Christian religion!
Oh, It U a great religion to live by,
And It Is a ffreat religion to die by.
There Is only one heart throb between
you and that religion 'this moment.
Just look into the face of your pardon
ing God and surrender yourself for
time and for eternity, and lie Is yours,
and heaven is yours', and all is yours.
Some of you, like the young man of
toe text, nave gone far astray. know
not the history, but you know It you
When a young man went forth into
life, the legend says, bis guardian
angel went forth with him, and getting
him Into a field the guardian Angel
swept a circle clear around where the
young man stood. It was A circle of vir
tue and honor, and he must not step be
yond that circle. Armed foes came
down, but were obliged to halt At the
circle. They could not pass, but one
day a temptress, with diamonded hand,
stretched forth and crossed that circle
with the hand, and the tempted soul
took It, and by that one fell grip was
brought beyond the circle and died.
Some of you have stepped beyond that
circle. Would you not like this dav,
by the grac of God, to step back.
This. I say to you. is your hour of sal
vation. There was in the closing hours
of Queen Anne what is called the clock
scene. Flat down on the pillow, In help
less sickness, she could not move her
head or tnoye her hand. She was wait
ing for the hour when the ministers of
State should gather in angry contest,
And worried and worn out oy the com
ing hour, and in momentary absence
of the nurse, in the power strange
powsr which delirum sometimes gives
one bhe arose and stood in front of tbe
clock, and stood there watching the
clock, when the nurse returned. The
nurse said, "Io you see anything pecu
liar alxmt that clock?" She made no
answer, but soon died. There is a
clock scene in every history. If some
of you would rise from the bed of leth
argy and come out of vour delirium of
sin ana look on the clock of your des
tiny this moment, you would see and
hear something you have not seen or
heard before, and every tick of the
minute, and every stroke of the hour,
and every swing of the pendulum would
say, "Now, now, now, now!" Oh, come
home to vour Father's house! Come,
oh, prodigal, from the wilderness!
Come home, como home:
ou remember reading the story of a
king who on some great day of festiv
ity scattered silver and gold among
the people, who sent valuable presents
to his courtiers, but methinks when a
soul comes back God is so glad that to
express his joy he flings out new
world's into space, kindles up new
suns and rolls among the white robod
anthems of tho redeemed a greater
halleluiah, while witn a voice that re
verberates among the mountains of
frankincense and is echoed back from
the everlasting gateB he cries, "This,
my son, was dead and ia alive again!"
At the opening of the exixwition in
New Orleans I saw a Mexican flutist,
and he played tbe solo, and then after
wurd the eight or ten bands of music,
accomuanied by the great organ, came
in. But the sound of that ono flute as
compared with all the orchestra was
greater thun all the combined joy of
the universe when comuared with the
resounding heart ol Almighty God.
For ten years a father went three
times a day to tho depot. His son went
off In aggravating lreumstunces, but
the fat her said, "He will como bark."
The strain was too much, and his
mind parted, and three times a clay
the father went. In the early morn
ing he watched the train - its arrival,
the stepping out of the paf-ncngors and
then the departure of the train, watch
ing the advance ot the train, watch
ing tho departure. At night there
aijain, watching tho coming, watching
the iroing. for ton years. Ho was
suro his con woulu como back. God
has been watching and waiting for
some of you, in v brothers, ten years,
twenty years, thirty years, forty years,
perhaps fifty years, waiting, waiting,
watching, watching, and if this morn
ing the prodigal should come home
what a scene, of gladness and festivity,
and how tho great Father's heart
would ro olee at your coming home!
You will'come, some ot you, will you
not? You will: You will!
Jod's Mlnlntrrs Kcjolce.
I notice also that when a prodigal
comes home there is tbe joy of the
ministers ol religion. un,n lsagrauu
thing to preach this trospol! I know
there has been a great deal said alxiut
tho trials and hardships of the Chris
tian ministry. 1 wish someliody would
write a good, rousing book about tho
,oys of the Christian ministry. Since
I entered tho profession I have seen
more of tho goodness of God than 1 will
bo able toceb.brate In all eternity. I
know some boast about their equilib
rium, but they do not breakdown with
emotion. Hut I confess to you plainly
that, when I see a man coming to God
and giving up his sin I toel in body,
mind, and soul a transport.
vVheni see a man who is bound hand
and foot in evil habit emancipated, I
rejoice ovor It as though It wero my
own emancipation. hen in our com
munion service such throngs of young
and old stood up at the Altars, and in
the presence of Heaven and earth and
boll attested their allegiance to Jesus
Christ. I felt a,oy something akin to
that which the apostle describes when
he says: 'Whether in the body I can
not tell, or out of tho body 1 cannot
tell. God knoweth."
Have not ministers a right to rejoice
when a prodigal comes home? Thoy
blew the trumpet, And ought they not
to be glad of the gAthering of the hostr
They pointed to the full supply, And
ought they not lo rejoice when souls
pant a tho hart for water brooks?
tIaj came forth MTlng, "All thlngi
m now MAdy." Oug kt they not to
re.'oice when the prodigal sits down At
the banquet? '
Value of a Vtdm Iliad.
Life insurance men will All tell you
that ministers of religion, as a cIass.
live lonrer than any other. It is con
firmed by the statistics of all those wbo
calculate upon human longevity. Why
is It? There is more draft upon the
nervous system than in Any other pro
fession, and their toil is most exhaust
ing. I have seen ministers kept on
miserable stipends by parsimonious
congregations, who wondered at the
dullness of the sermons, when the men
Of God were perplexed almost to death
by questions of livelihood Anl had not
enough nutritious food to keep any tire
in their temperament. No fuel, no
Ore. I have sometimes seen tbe inside
of the life of many of the American
clergymen never accepting their hos
pitAjity, because they cannot afford it
but I have seen them struggle on
with salaries of $500 and tout) a year,
the Average less than that. their strug
gle well depicted by the western mis
sionary wbo says in a letter: "Thank
you lor your last remittance. Until it
came we had not Any meat in our
bouse lor one yeAr, and all last winter,
Although it was a severe winter, our
children wore their summer clothes."
And these men of God I find in dif
ferent parts of the lsnd struggling
against annoyances and exasperations
innumerable, some of them week after 1
week entertaining agents who have
maps to sell An 1 submitting themselves j
to All styles ' of Annoyance, and yet ,
without complaint and- cheerful of
soul. How do you account for tbe fact
that these lifo "insurance men tell us
that ministers as a class live longer
than any others? It is because of the
joy of their work, the joy of the har
vest field, the joy of greeting proaigals
home to their Father's house.
Jijolce 111 All lnnovem-t.
We are in sympathy with all inno
cent hilarities. We can enjoy a hearty
song, and we can be merry with the
merriest, but those of us who have
toilod in the service are ready to testi
fy that all these joys are tame com
pared with the satisfaction of seeing
mon enter the kingdom of God. The
great eras of every minister are the
out) ourings of the Holy Ghost, and I
thank God I have seen twenty of them.
Thank God, thank God!
1 notice also when the prodigal comes
back all earnest Christians rejoice. If
you stood on a promontory, and there
was a huricane at sea, ana it was blow
ing toward the shore,-and you saw peo
ple get ashore in the lifeboats, and the
very last man got on the rocks in
safety, you could not control your oy.
And it is a glad t me when the church
of God sees men who are tossed on tho
ocean of their Bins plant their feet in
the rock Christ .lesus.
No Long- Prayers Needed.
vVhen prodigals come home, just hear
those Christians sing, it is not a dull
tone you hear at such times. Just hear
those Christians pray! it is not a
stereotyped supplication we have heard
over aud over again for twenty years,
but a putting of the case in the bands
of God with an importunate pleading.
Men never pray at great length unless
thoy have nothing to say, and their
hourts are hard and cold. All the
prayers in the Bible that were an
swored were short prayers: "God, be
merciful to me, a sinner;" "Lord, that
1 may receive my sight;" "Lord, save
mo, or I perish." The longest prayer,
Solomon's prayer at the dedication of
the temple, loss than eight minutes in
length, according to the ordinary rate
And just hear thein pray now that
the prodigals are cominsr home! Just
see them shako hands! No putting
forth of the four tips of the fingers in a
formal way, but a hearty grasp, where
the muscles of the heartsoem to clinch
the lingers of one hand aro.ind the
other hana. And then see those Chris
tian faces, how illumined they are!
And see that old man get up and with
the same voice that he sang lifty years
ago in the old country meeting house
say, "Now, Lord, lettest thou thy
so'rvarit depart In peace, for mine eyes
have teen thy salvation." There was
a man of Keith who was hurled into
prison in time of persecution, and ono
day ho got off his shackles, and he
came and stood by the prison door. ar,d
w hen the jailer was opening tho door
with one stroke he struck down the
man who had incarcerated him. Pass
ing along the streets ot London, he j
wondered whore his family was. He j
did not dare to ask lest he excite sua- j
plcion but, passinir along a little way
from the prison, he saw a Keith tank
ard, a cup that belonged to the family
from generation to generation - ho saw ,
it in a window. His family, hoping
that some day ho would get clear,
came and lived as near as thoy could
to tho prison house, and they set that
Keith tankurd in the window, hoping
he would see it. And ho came along
and saw it and knocked at the door
and went in, and the long absent
family were all together again. Oh,
if you would start for the kingdom of I
God to-day, I think some of you would
find nearly all your families around the !
holy tankard of the holy communion - ',
fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters
around that sacrod tankard which
commemorates tho love of JesusChrist, ,
our Itrd. Oh, it will be a great com- ,
m nlon dav when your whole family
sits around the sacred tankard. One
on earth, one in Hoaven. j
The H?vinlv Festival.
Once more I remark that when the I
prodigal gets back the inhabitants of
Heaven keep festival. I am very cer-
tain of it. If you have never seen a
toloirraphic chart, you have no idea
how many cities are connected to- j
gether and how many lands. Nearly
all the neighborhoods of the earth
seem reticulated, and news flies from
city to city, And from continent to con- ,
tinot, but more rapidly go the tidings
from earth to Heaven, And when a
prodigAl returns it is Announced before i
tbe throne of God, And If these souls
to-dAy should enter the kingdom there
would be some one in the Heavenly
kingdom to sAy: "That's my father,"
"That's my mother," "1 hat's my'
on," "That my dAugbter," ''That's
my friend," "TbAt's the one I used let
proy for.- "That's tbe one for whom I
wept so manv teAi-s," And one aoul
would say "RoeannA!" and another
soul would say "HAlleJuiah?
FlMMd with the newf, the ralnts baiow
Id eonfe tbrir tonjfur employ.
Be ood tee sklei tbe tidiat go.
And heaven i. tilled wllb jojr.
Kor ugle emu their joy ecntelB,
Bat kind e wta new fi re,
Tbe (Inner lot H foiud, they lng,
Awl atrike tbe ooodlng lyre. ,
At the banquet of Lucullus sat Cle
ero, the orator. At the Macedonian
festival sAt Phillip, the conqueror. At
the Grecian ban uet sat Socrates, the
philosopher, but at our Father's table
sit ail tbe returned prodigals, more
than con uerors, .The table Is so wide
its leaves reach across seas and acroas
lands. Its guests are the redeemed ot
earth And tbe glorified of heaven. Tbe
ring of God's forgiveness on every
hand; the robe of a Saviour's right
eousness ad r cop from every shoulder.
Tbe wine that glows in tbe cope ia
from tbe bowls of lo,000 sacraments,
l et all the redeemed of earth and all
the glorified of Heaven rise, anu witb
gleaming chalice drink to tbe return
of a thousand prodigals. Sing, sing,
sing' i "Worthy i the lAmb that was
slain to receive blessing and richest
and honor and glory and power, world
OOD GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE.
Some Interesting Statistics Gulled from a,
Itrttlih Blue Book.
The British Government has issued
a blue book on tbe subject of mar
riage and divorce, giving the laws of
various countries, collected by British
consuls and intended obviously as a
basis for an international agreement
on these momentous transactions, -says
the San Francisco Argonaut.
The countries in which divorce laws
are in force are France, Great Britain,
Germany, havaila, Leigiura, L'eo
mark, Greece, Kussia, Saxony, Spain,
Sweden. Switzerland, and the Austra
lasian colonies. In most of these
countries, as in most of our ; tates,
the usual grounds for divorce are
adultery, desertion, imprison mentfor
felony, cruelty, and incurable incom
patibility of temper. Hut the latter
ground lor divorce may not be pleaded
in Belgium wheie the parties have
lived together twenty-five years, or
where the wife Is over -i5. In France
a woman may get a divorce from ber
husband if he calls her a canaille be
fore her children, or it he maltreats
her mother, or it he refuses to sup
plement the civil ceremony with a
religious ceremony when requested to
oblige ber to that extent in Ger
many a divorce may be granted if
one of rhe parties goes mad, but not
if he or she becomes an idiot In
Greece a man may di voice his wile
'if she stays out all night," or, with
out bis consent, "attends theaters,
or sports, or dinners, or places where
men bathe." It is good ground tor
di. orcein Greece that one of the
pirties to the ma; riage turns out to
be a Jew. In S .xony a divorce may
be ur..nted on tbe ground of cb nge
of religion, and iu Spain a wife may
get a divorce od the ground that her
husband is trying to force her to
ch nge her religim. In Sweden it
would appetr that a divorce would
be granted on proof that one of tbe
parties had not been vaccinated be
fore m rri ge. Jn New South Wake
and ictoria a husband may get a
divor e from his wi e on the ground
that she has negle ted ber domestic
duties for three years.
The Blue Book gives these figures,
wbi h show that the United States,
which leads the world In ruo.st things,
leads also in divorce: In 1885 the
number of divorces was, in the
United States, i;f, 472; in Switzerland,
H20; in Denmark, (Klu; in France,
c, 240; in Germany, 6, 161; in Kou
mania, ,041; in Holland, 330; In
Austria, 1,178; in Belgium, 290; in
Norway arid Sweden, 207; in Au
stralasia, H5; in Kussia, 1,789; in
Italy, 550; in Gre.it Britain and Ire
land, ."i0K, and in Canada, 12.
The Lwit First.
Guild ish simplicity sometimes looka
like dcceitfulness without being it.
It was a perfectly honest little girl
who was asked by her father: "Well,
Emily, have - you got along nicely
with your knitting wbi e I've been
away? Which stocking are you on
now?" "On the second, papa."
"Well, where's the other?" "Oh, I
should have told you, papa, I begun
on the second one!" Youth's Com
panion. Large Krnlts the Beet.
The Board of Agriculture is still
studying tbe question of tbe most de
sirable standard for a scale of point
in judging at the agricultural fairs.
The question of fruits presents some
peculiar dlilicultlcs because in tbt
case of most fruits size is an impor
tant consideration, and as a rule tbe
larger they are the better, while
wtth vegetables a large overgrown
article is usually of Inferior quality.
An Unfailing ttt&jn.
"I tell yon said Mrs. Hunkles, at
she let the illustrated paper drop in
her lap, "our Senator is gettln' to be
bigger an' bigger in national affairs."
"What makes you think so?" "These
here comic pictures are makln' bin
uglier and uglier." Washln ton Star.
As soon as It does no good, a ma
is willing to take care of himself. '
Mkn seem to be too much one waj,
and women not enough aaoUjitr. ,
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