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TikSioux County Journal
HAHKISOX, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1894.
J VOLUME VII.
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D. L OBWWOLD, Chier.
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL. $30000.
jansacts a General Banking Business.
TALM AGE'S SERMON.
HE PREACHES ON THE OBJEC
TIONS TO REVIVALS.
The Great KeviralLt of the Pa.t-Be-Kinainn
of Aaron Iturr'n Downward
Career-From Paradle to the Judg
El0ii- 5 ATlfWAL BaI, N.w York,
U-T ftTilTH NatioxaL IU.hi. Omaha,
Firr NiTiONU. Baxk, Chadr
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
I7DBJLFT9 BOLD ON ALL PAKT3 OF EUSOf.
J. E. PH1NNEY, Proprietor.
Pure Drugs, Medicines, Paints,
Oils and Varnishes.
Jrexriptions Carefully Compounded
Day or Night.
Simons & SMILEY,
A Net Full of Flh.
Ir. Talma"- vh,, fr the subject of
hi fc-rawn ihr.Miifli the pr-i. lnHt Sunday
"Tbo lij-ii,,i, to Kelixiou HTivala,"
fn.in Ui tit I.uk v., (i, "Tlifr incl'is-d
a gr-at luulutmle of dhIi., aud their net
Himcin and hia (Yimradea had experi-n.-ed
tli. ninlit U-f.irt. what fishermen
rail "i-wir lii.-k." Christ ateps on lx,ard
th huhiiiK Hiuui'k and t.-lU the ailorn to
pull iay from the beaeh and diretia
tiiem airuin to iiik the net. Sure eunuch,
Tery niu the net is full (,f finht, and the
ssilum lu-Kin t.i haul in. So lurue a whool
of tih wan tnk.'ii that the hardy men te
K'li to If A in the face aa they pull,
and hardly have (hey begun to rejoiee at
their sueiess when Hiiap fn' a thread of
the net, and simp k m anuthr thread, ao
there m dimmer nut only of loaiiig the tiah
hut nf .miiiK Hie net.
With'itit much are ss to how much the
Ix.at tilt or how much water is uplHshed
je.'k, t))(. hKiiernien rush aleiut, gather
ing up Hie t.n.k. n uieahea of the net. Out
yonder there i a ship dancing on the
are, and liicy hail it, ''.Ship ahoy, bear
down this way!" The ship comes, and
ljth In.atM, both Bulling M)Hckn, are filled
with tlie Hoimd"! ing treaaurea.
"Ah," Kin Home one, "how much bet
ter it would have been if they had staid
on aleire. and tihed with a hook and line,
and tuketi one nt a time, inntead of hnving
l!n great excitement, and the Iniut al
riiot upet, jind the net broken, and hav
ing to rail for help, and getting Hopping
wet with the Hca!" The church is the
bout, the gospel is the net. aociety is the
s-a. and a great rerival is a whole hc1io.iI
brought in nt one sweep of the net. I
have admiration for that miin who goea
out with a hook and line to fish. I admire
the fiy he unwinds the reel and adjust
the buit and drops the hook in a quiet
place on a still afternoon, aud here
(atches one and there one, but I like also
ii big b.Ht, and a hirge crew, and a net a
mile long, and wlft oars, and atout sails,
and stiff breeze, and a great multitude of
Bouls brought, o great a multitude thut
you have to get help to draw it ashore,
straining the net to the utmost uutil it
breaks here and there, letting a few es
cajte, but bringing the great multitude in
to eternal safety.
Objection to Revival.
In other words. I believe In revivals.
The great work of laving men began with
3,is ii.o pi., joining the church in one day,
and it will 'lose with 4.isKi,"si or lmt.-issi.i.sii-ople
saved in twenty-four hours,
h.-ii nations shall be born iu a duy. Hut
there are objections to revivals. People
are opposed to them ls-canse the net
might get broken, and if by tlie pressure
of souls It does get broken then they take
the ir own h nknives and slit the net
"The- inclose.) a gr.-..t multitude of Babes,
and the net brake."
It is somet lines objected to revivals of
religion that those who come into the
church at such limes do rot hold out. As
long as there is a gale of blessing they
buve their sails up. but a soon as strong
winds stop blowing then they drop iuto a
dead calm. Hut what are the facts in the
case'; In nl! mr churches the vast ma
jority of tie- ii-eiul p.-, pie are those who
i r.. br,,io.'ht in n:cr gieat awakenings.
nd th'-y hold
.nt men in
hun-ho, in pre
. hooU: Tor it
of gr.nt awakenings.
I r.. .t 1 . 1 that Uiose WHO die
i.-Hht into the kingdom of (Jod through
t t..iv.. more i.eristcnce and more
j. o siK.n in the Christian lift than
' , . . ..f
.. I... nt Mloler U low sunt: oi
. I'.-,,,!., is.m in n icehouse may
will ncv.-r get over me coin
i the i. -"house. A cannon
s uj.on the impulse with w hich
.i,.rts for how far it shall go and now
I il,e eresti r tlie revival ion-e
. i ..i iu at i. rt. -it t lie more inr
wi:n wni' u o -
reaching and far resounding will be th.
times objected to revivals
h excitement that
llv-, hut th.-y
s'. Who are the proml
if;e lliited Ktutes in
er me.-tiiigs, in Sabbath
. m part they are the
Have a number of bargains
xice land in Sioux county.
I Cut it is some!
... there is so triu
mistake hysteria tor religion.
A I'.eful Kicltennnt.
ii .v,-t ..dn.it that in e,..ry revival
. . ,t .. i. either a uitrets1 or
o: religion , , . i if
.1 ..,.. ti-i.eil eiclteniem. nio!-eo
" . . r .. .. .1 a .
nl ot a Hlttte OI eoiio.-iouu-
of acceptance v. ittl 'Si,
without anv agitation
Ues desiring to buy or sell ml
estate should not fail to
call on them.
man can g
tioti into a stall
' . ..i i... ,. i -n unhealthy, morbid
ur soul, o -.
. .a i .a reniiUive and 11
VU,r s..o ... . , ., .
DHSI lie ru n . ......
nrl.-r a horse's hoof
r saw a man re-
. i. .i .
a man wti1' "'""
...at. hwl out Irom i.
. j i.m .... ..citation
U" ' . . f u hol.SC
III ooj ...
c. 1. hi. sec- eranou OI me
tire ano in -
1 mid hid!
l-. I. ... Midi S I ail'i " "
. ' ... ....I pud heaven forever
into me , . ,i.i if. ,
h a trellicnooiis -
.. ,. .a.k on ll oiioio ......
. . . . l..u et.rixtinliitV. The
o , ...eiteiiiC
mill soil.' ,
l,e lillllg. ' ...
drowtiiiig or frcezing
ite itnimatioii. J"-
dead. II i l"
leased, taxes paid for
Presidents; farms rented, etc
nt is the
most itl.le.rtl.nt possl
the one idi-a i" ' n'
rai.m we tire
In ks of the chur, h to revive, amuse,
business o: u,rte into hi"-
awaken. res" ..rrfing to
t an s - .
,,, do. If t IU"K,'H "
u-hnt It mnkes
that hich i
bad It I V-i'l excitement.
but If It
mBke as agitHtetl al
., i. .b.. ns nrny. II "
,tenil welfsre ll s,.rvice,
, i . m.JL mc tetnent.
tbeu it i. a g f " tbt during ra-
U In grUt multituile. of
children and do Dot know
Bt0 ttoxluMl -f
oneratlo l '"J 0od ,jie mora
Into tha kl ol U0Q w
fql tbey ara.
Holrt Hall, the prince of Baptist
preachers, was converted at 12 years of
age. It is supjewed be knew what he
u about. Matthew Henry, the com- j
inentalor, w ho did more than any man of
Lis century for increasing the interest in
the study of the Scriptures, waa con
verted at 11 years of age; Isabella (Jra- i
ham, immortal in the Chriatian church,
was converted at V) year of age; Dr.
WattB. whoHo hyuina will I aung all
down tne ageg, was converted at 9 years
of age; Jonathan Kdwards, perhaps the
mightiest intellect that the American pul
pit ever produced, was converted at 7
years of age, and that father and mother
take an awful responsibility when they
tell their child at 7 years of age, "You
are too young to be a Christian," or "You
are too young to connect yourself with
the church." That is a mistake as long
If during a revival two persons present
themselves as candidates for the church,
and the one is 10 years of age and the
other is 40 years of age, I will imve more
confidence iu the profession of religion
of the one ID years of age than the one 40
years of age. Why? The one who pro
fesses at 40 years of age has forty years
of impulse in the wrong direction to cor
rect; the child has only ten years in the
wrong direction to correct. Four times
ten are forty. Four times the religious
prosieet for the lad that comes into the
kingdom of iod and Into the church at
In years of age than the man at 40.
I am very upt to look upon revivals as
connected with certain men who fostered
them. People who iu this day do not
like revivals nevertheless have not words
to express their admiration for the re
vivalists of the past, for they were re
vivalists Jonathan Edward, John Wes
ley, George Wbitefield, Fletcher. Griffin.
I)avies. Unborn, Knapp, Nettletou, and
many others whose names come to my
mind. The strength of their intellect and
the holiness of their lives make me think
they would not have anything to do with
that which was ephemeral. Uh, it is easy
to talk against revivals.
A man said to Mr. Dawson: "I like
your sermons very much, but the after
meetings I despise. When the prayer
meeting begins, I always go up into the
gallery and lsk dow n, aud I am disgust
ed." "Well," said Mr. Dawson, "the rea
son is you go on the top of your neigh
tsir's house and look down his chimney
to examine his fire, and of course you
only get amoke in your eyes. Why
don't you come in the door and sit down
The Downward Koad.
Ob, I am afraid to say anything
against revivals of religion, or against
anything that looks like theni, because I
think it would be a Bin against the Holy
Ghost, and you know the Bible says jhat
fi sin against the Holy Ghost ahall never
lie forgiven, neither in this world nor the
worhj to cornel Now, if you are a paiyter,
and I speak against your pictures, do I
not speak against you? If you are an
architect, and I speak against a building
you put up. do 1 not speak against you?
If a revival lie a work of the Holy Ghost,
and I speak against that revival, do I not
speak against the Holy Ghost? And
whosoever speaketh against the Holy
Ghost, says the Bible, he shall never be
forgiven, neither in this world or in the
world to come. I think sometimes peo
ple have mode a fatal mistake in this
Many of you know the history of Aaron
Burr. He was one of the most brilliant
men of his day. I suppose this country
never produced a stronger Intellect. He
was capable of doing anything good and
great for h country or for the church of
God had he been rightly disposed, but his
name la associated with treason agaiust
the United States Government, which he
tried to overthrow, and with libertinism
and public immorality.
Do you know w here Aaron Burr started
on the downward road? It was when he
was in college, and he liecHiue anxious
alsitit his soul and was about to put him
self under the influences of a revival, and
a minister of religion said: "Don't go
there Aaron; don't go there. That's a
place of wildfire and great excitement. No
religion about that. Don't go there." He
tarried away. His serious impressions de
parted. He started on the dow nward road.
And who is resixmsible for his ruin? Was
it the minister who warned him agaiust
The Heal Difficulty.
When I am speaking of excitement in
revivals, of course I do not mean teinise
rary derangement of the nerves. I do not
mean the absurd things of w hich we have
read us transpiring sometimes in the
church of Christ, but I mean an intelli
gent, InteiiMe, all-absorbing agitation of
Isely, mind, and Boul in the work of spir
itual escape and spiritual n-scue.
Now I come to the real, genuine cause
of objection to revivals. This is the cold
ness of the objector. It ia the sacret aid
hidden but unmistakable cnuse in every
case, a low state of religion in the heart.
Wideawake, consecrated, useful Chris
tians are never afraid of revivals. It is the
spiritually dead who are afraid of having
their sepulcher molested. The chief
agents of the devil during a great awaken
ing are always unconverted professors of
religion. A soon as Christ's work be
gins they begin to gossip Kgainst it, and
take a pail of water and try to put out
th.s spark of religious Influence, and they
try to put out another Kpnrk. Do
thev succeed? Aa well when Chicago was
on lire might some one have gone out with
a garden water-put trying to extinguish
The difficulty is that when a revival be
gins in a church it begins at so many
jsiints that while you have doused one
anxious aoul with a pail of cold water
there are 500 other auxioua aouls on fire,
(ih, how much better it would be to lay
hold of the ohariot of Christ's gospel and
help pull it on rather than to fling our
selves in front of the wheels, trying to
block their progress! We will not stop
the chariot, but we ourselves will be
ground to powder.
Did you ever hear that there was a con
vention one held among tha lceberfs in
the Arctic T It aaeras that the tu rattier
was coming an, a4 the a an. mi ttttinj
hotter and aottac, and thatw aa 4mfr
that tba whoja rafiM , Would Ifraak up
sud fto s)Wfv. iaJW nd th
coldest, as taw broadaat 0f m
bergs, the very king of the arctics, stood
at the head of the convention, and with a
! gavel of ice smote on a table of ice calling
the convention to order. But the sun
kept growing in intensity of heat, and the
aouth wind blew stronger and stronger,
aud soon all the icefield began to grind
up, iceberg agaiust iceberg, and to flow
away. The first resolution passed by the
convention was, "Resolved, that we abol
ish the sun."
But the sun would not be abolished.
The heat of the sun grew greater and
greater until after awhile the very king
of the iceberg began to perspire under
the glow, and the smaller iceberg fell
over, and the cry was: "Too much ex
citement." Order! Order!" Then the
whole body, the whole field of ice began
to flow out, and a thousand voices began
to ask: "Where are we going to dow?
Where are we floating to? We will all
break to pieces." By this time the ice
bergs had reached the gulf stream, and
they were melted into the bosom of the
Atlantic Ocean. The warm sun is the
eternal spirit. The warm gulf stream is
a great revival. The ocean into which
everything melted is the great, wide heart
of the pardoning and sympathizing God.
An Uncoh verted Minitry.
But I think, after all, the greatest ob
stacle to revivals throughout Christen
dom to-day is au unconverted ministry.
We must believe that the vast majority
of those who officiate at the sacred altars
are regenerated, but I suppose there may
float into the ministery of all denomina
tions of Christians men whose hearts
have never bi-eu changed by the grace of
God. Of course they are all antagonistic
How did they get into the ministry V
I'erhnpB ouie of them chose it a a re
spectable profession. Perhaps some chose
it as a means of livelihood. 1 ertiap
some of them were sincere, but were mis
taken. A Thomas Chalmers said, he
had been many years preaching the gos
pel before bis heart had been changed
and, as many ministers of the gospel de
dare, they had been preaching and had
been ordained to sacred orders years and
vearg before their hearts were regenerat
ed. Gracious God. what a solemn
thought for those of us who minister at
the altar! With the present ministry in
the tiresent temiierature of piety the
world will never be enveloped with re
vivals. While the pews on one side the
altar cry for mercy the pulpits on the
other side the altar must cry for mercy.
Ministers quarreling, ministers trying to
pull each other down, ministers Strug
gling for ecclesiastical place, ministers
lethargic with whole congregations dying
on their hands. What a spectacle
Aroused pulpits will make aroused
pews. Pulpits aflame will make pews
aflame. Everybody believes in a revival
iu trade everylsnly likes a revival m lit
erature, everybody likes a revival in art
yet a great multitude cannot understand
a revival in matters of religion. Depend
upon it, where you find a man antago
nistic to revivals, whether be be in pulpit
or pew, lie needs to be regenerated by the
grace of God.
1 could prove to a demonstration that
without revivals this world will never be
converted, and that in 1X or 200 years
without revivals Christianity will be prac
tically extinct. It is a matter of astound
ing arithmetic. In each of our modern
geueratons there are at least 32,000,00(1
children. Now add 32,Hsj,(kX to the
world's population, and then have only
100,000 or 200,000 converted every year,
and how long before the world will be
saved? Never absolutely never!
You are a dry goods merchant on a
large scale, and I am a merchant on a
small scale, and I come to you and want
to buy 1.IKK) yards of cloth. Do you say:
"Thank you. I'll sell you 1.IKKJ yurds of
cloth, but I'll sell you 20 yurds to-day, and
20 to-morrow, and 20 the next day, and
if it takes me six months I'll sell you the
whole 1,000 yurds. You will want as
long as that to examine the goods, anil I'll
want as long as that to examine the
credit, and, besides that, 1,000 yards of
cloth i too much to sell at once?" No;
you do not say that. You take me into
the counting-room, and in ten minutes
the whole transaction is consummated.
The fact is we cannot ufford to lie fools iu
That very merchant who on Saturday
afternoon sold me the l.Ooo yards of cloth
at one stroke the next Sabbath in church
will stroke his beard and wonder whether
it would not be better for l.oiH) souls to
come straggling along for ten years, in
stead of bolting in at one service.
DRIVING BACK THE 8EA.
ThouAda of DquAra HiWa Baling Bat
claimed by the People ot Hnlanrt
TUo people of Holland bare under
taken a glgautlc work by taoaa at
which they expect Ut recorw the larfer
part of the territory now covered by
the ZuyUer Zee, the Inland se ot tit
country, and turn It again Into a fer
tile arming region, says the Milwau
kee Journal. It I now Juat live cen
turies since the Inundation of that
part of the Netherlands now covered
by the Zuyder Zee was completed, the
encroachments of the sea having been
going on for 225 years, previoua to
which time the territory was covered
with forests. By the moat stupendous
exertions about 350 ayuare miles of
country has already been recovered
by an elaborate dike system which
has gradually reclaimed section after
aectlou that wus lost, but the new
fccheme transcends the previoua work
In extent and Importance. The town
of the region which had become of con
siderable Importance aa seaports
through the bringing of the waters
of the ocean to their doors have lost
considerable of that imjortance
through the difficulties of navigation
and the transfer of the trade to the
North Holland Canal and the Y Ship
(.'anal, which connects the metropolis
with tlie ocean. On this account the
remnants of commerce are not worth
as much to the towns as the country
would be after It is reclaimed, and
therefore there Is general acquiescence
In the plan to drive the ocean out.
On account of the great cost It will
be distributed over a period of thirty
three year, so as to make It less op
pressive and to make the benefits grad
ually bear their share of the expense.
A colossal sea wall Is first to be built
from North Holland to Friesland, shut
ting out the tides of the ocean. Thla
wall will be 216 feet wide at the base
and the toj) will lwe seventeen feet
above the sea level, while along the
inner side and at some distance below
the top will be a track wide enough
for a wagon road and a railway. Af
ter the sea is barred out the Inclosed
space to be reclaimed will Inclose
within separate embankments four
areas containing In the aggregate 750
square miles. One of these areas will
be first drained by pumping the water
over the embankment, the water find
ing its way to the sea through the
main channel, and as the shallower
portions become exposed they will be
successively brought under cultiva
tion. It is calculated that within ten
years 25,000 acres can be made p.n
nually available, and In The end the.
Inland sea will be reduced to a channel
alout fifteen miles wide called the
ysselmeer, connecting with the sea
by locks at AVleringen, with Ams
terdam by a branch three miles wide,
and by another with the mouth of the
Yfisel. The plan has received the sanc
tion of the Government, and the en
gineers pronounce It feasible. .
times that are coming aud about tne
world's redemption. How long before
they will come? There is a man who says
fssl years. Here is some one more confi
dent who soys in fifty years. What, fifty
years? l you propose to let two gen
erations pas off the stage before the
world is converted?
The Ocean of Life.
One summer I stood on the isle of
Wight, and I had pointed out to me the
place where the Eurydice sank w ith 200
or IJiKl young men who were in training
for the British navy. You remember
when the trainingship went down there
was a thrill of horror all over the world.
Oh, my friends, this world is only a train
ing ship. On it we are training for
heaven. Tlie old ship sails up and down
the ocean, of Immensity, now through the
dark wave of the midnight, now through
the golden crested wave of the morn, but
saila on and sails on. After awhile her
work will be done, and the inhabitants of
heaven will look out and find a world
missing. The cry will be: "Where is
that enrth where Christ died and the hu
man race were emancipated? Send out
fleets of angels to find the missing craft."
Let them sail up and down, cruise up and
down the ocean of eternity, and they will
catch not one glimpse of her mountain
masts or her top-gallants of floating
cloud. Gone down 1 The training ship of
a world nerihed in the last tornado. Oh
let It not lie thnt she goes down with all
on board, but rather may it be said of her
DaaaeiiKers aa it was said of the drenched
passengers of the Alexandrian corn ship
that crashed Into the breakers of Mellta,
"TW all escaped safe to land.
, nut t' '
t of Ml the Ice- I OMIDIAM la a Ut gism
Humors of the Poor.
Country doctors are to be envied If
all of them have experiences as amus
ing as those described in the November
number of the Cornhill Magazine. On
one occasion the doctor found an old
woman toiling to his door with a heavy
load of potatoes. "Take 'em, doctor,
take 'em," she said, magnanimously.
"What saith the scriptures? Cast thy
potatoes on the doctor, aud thou shall
find them after many days may tx
about Christmas time," she added shy
ly, and, with1 obvious glee at this in
genious method of Insurance againsi
the privations of winter, old Peggy
This same old lady, when on hoi
death-bed, said "she didn't expect to go
to heaven, but wherever she did go
she'd put in a good word for the doc
tor." Another woman lost her husband.
The doctor found her tearful but not
inconsolable. "Ah! poor Jim!" sh
said. "My good man! Eh! I'm very
good deal about the good j grateful to you, doctor, but it's a mercy
the Ixird took the case into s own
An old couple fell 111, of old age, to
gether. The husband died, but the
wife had more vitality. On the day fol
lowing her husband's death she was
letter, and the doctor was congratu
lating himself on the sacceas ef his
treatment But the woman's point of
view was different. She complained
bitterly; for, as she forcibly pointed
out, "Ef ee'd let me alone one funeral
'ud 'a' done for us two, an' look what
It '11 cost now, berrying two of us separately!"
Japanese women have, in the past
few years, shown signs of waking up
to the demands of tbe nineteenth cen
tury progress. Very ninny women of
the Flowery Kingdom have engaged In
business for themselves, and they are
nearly as successful In the matter of In
dependence as their Western Bisters. A
subscription has been raised In Tokyo,
and subscribed to by several of the
Ministers of State, Government officers,
and others to erect a monument In
Cyeno Park In commemoration of Mrs.
Oura, a Japanese woman who died lo
1884,- at the age of 07, after having
achieved the distinction of being th
woman pioneer of foreign commerce to
,pn- ;; '. . ,; .
woman la wh n (UaafgolBtad ft.
love m rl life that aha ooeant better
la h Is a story. ..
s :3sispoNDEirrs soucirm
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