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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 9, 1900)
By REV. CHARLES M. SHELDON ,
Author of "In His Steps : What Would Jesus DoP" "Malcom
Kirk , " "Bobert Hardy's Seven Days , " Etc.
Capvrlglit , 1800. by Tlie Advance Pulllsliina G ) .
owner , anil ft roused
Philip more than If he had been phys
ically slapped In the face. If there
was anything In all the world that stir
red Philip to his oceanic depths of
feeling , It was an Intimation that he
was in the ministry for pay or the sal
ary , and so must he afraid of losing the
support of those members who were
able to pay largely. lie clinched his
fingers around the arms of his study
chair until his nails bent on the hard
wood. His scorn and Indignation burn
ed in his face , although his voice was
"Mr. Winter , this whole affair Is a
matter of the most profound principle
with me. As long as I live I shall be
lieve that a Christian man has no more
right to rent his property for a" saloon
than he has to run a saloon himself.
And as long as I live I shall also be
lieve that it Is a minister's duty to
preach to his church plainly upon mat
ters which bear upon the right and
wrong of life , no matter what is In
volved in those matters. Are money
and houses and lands of such a charac
ter that the use of them has no bearing
on moral questions , and they are there
fore to be left out of the preaching ma
terial of the pulpit ? It is my convic
tion that many men of property in this
age are coming to regard their business
as separate and removed from God and
all relation to him. The business men
of today do not regard their property
as God's. They always speak of it as
theirs. And they resent any 'Interfer
ence , ' as you call it , on the part of the
pulpit Nevertheless I say It plainly , 1
regard the renting of these houses by
you and other business men in the
church to the whisky men and the corrupters -
rupters of youth as wholly wrong ami
so wrong that the Christian minister
who would keep silent when he knew
the facts would be guilty of unspeak
able cowardice and disloyalty to his
Lord. As to your threat of withdrawal
of support , sir , do you suppose I would
be in the ministry if I were afraid of
the rich men in my congregation ? It
shows that you are not yet acquainted
with me. It would not hurt you to
know me better ! "
All the time Philip was talking his
manner was that of dignified indigna
tion. His anger was never coarse or
vulgar. But when he was roused , as
he was now , he spoke with a total dis
regard for all coming consequences.
For the time being he felt as perhaps
one of the old Hebrew prophets used to
feel when the flame of inspired wrath
burned up in the soul of the messenger
The man who sat opposite was com
pelled to keep silent until Philip had
said what he had to say. It was im
possible for him to interrupt Also it
was out of the question that a man
like Mr. Winter should understand a
nature like that of Philip Strong. He
was white to the lips with passion and
so excited that his hands trembled and
his voice shook as he replied to Philip :
"You shall answer for these insults ,
sir. 1 withdraw my church pledge , and
you will see whether the business men
in the church will sustain such preach
ing. " And Mr. Winter flung himself
out of the study and down stairs , for
getting to take his hat , which he had
carried up with him. Philip caught it
up and went down stairs with it ,
reaching him just as he was going out
of the front door. He said simply ,
"You forgot your hat , sir. " Mr. Winter
took it without a word and went out ,
slamming the door hard behind him.
Philip turned around , and there stood
his wife. Her face was very anxious.
"Tell me all about it , Philip , " she
said. Sunday evening they had talked
over the fact of Mr. Winter's walking
"You shall answer for these insults , sir. "
out of the church during the service
and had anticipated some trouble.
Philip related the facts of Mr. Winter's
visit , telling his wife some things the
mill owner had said.
"What did you say , Philip , to make
him so angry ? Did you give him a
piece of your mind ? "
* " 1 gave him the whole of it , " replied
1 Philip , somewhat grimly , "at least all
of it on that particular subject tliat he
could stand. "
"Oh , dear ! It seems too bad to have
this trouble come so soon ! What will
Mr. Winter -do ? He is very wealthy
and influential. Do you think are you
SUrctia ± -inthir-ma.tter voivtyrcft done
Jusi'Tlght , Just for tiTe best/Tblllp ? It
Is going to be very unpleasant for
"Well , Sarah , 1 would not do differ
ently from what I have done. What
have 1 done ? I have simply preached
God's truth , as I plainly see It , to my
church. And If 1 do not do that , what
business have I In the ministry at all ?
I regret this personal encounter with
Mr. Winter , but I don't see how I
could avoid It. "
"Did you lose your temper ? "
"There was some very loud talking.
I could hear It away In the kitchen. "
"Well , you know , Sarah , the more In
dignant I get the less Inclined I feel to
'holler. ' It was Mr. Winter you heard.
He was very much excited when he
came , and nothing that 1 could consci
entiously say would have made any
difference with him. "
"Did you ask him to pray over the
matter with you ? "
"No. I do not think he was in a pray
ing mood. "
"Were you ? "
Philip hesitated a moment and then
replied seriously : "Yes , I truly believe
I was that is , I should not have been
ashamed at any part of the interview
to put myself into loving communion
with my Heavenly Father. "
Mrs. Strong still looked disturbed
and anxious. She was going over In
her mind the probable result of Mr.
Winter's antagonism to the minister.
It looked to her like a very serious
thing. Philip was inclined to treat the
affair with a calm philosophy , based
on the knowledge that his conscience
was clear of all fault in the matter.
"What do you suppose Mr. Winter
will do ? " Mrs. Strong asked.
"He threatened to withdraw his
financial support and said other paying
members would do the same. "
"Do you think they will ? "
"I don't know. 1 shouldn't wonder if
they do. "
"What will you do then ? It will be
dreadful to have a disturbance In the
church of this kind , Philip. It will
ruin your prospects here. You will not
be able to work under all that fric
And the minister's wife suddeuly
broke down and had a good cry , while
Philip comforted her , first , by saying
two or three funny things and , second
ly , by asserting with a positive cheer
fulness which was peculiar to him
wl he was hard pressed that eveu if
the church withdrew all support he
( Philip ) could probably get a job some
where on a railroad or In a hotel ,
where there was always a demand for
porters who could walk up several
flights of stairs with a good sized
"Sometimes 1 almost think I missed
my calling , " said Philip , purposely
talking about himself in order to make
his wife come to the defense. " 1 ought
to have been a locomotive fireman. "
"The idea , Philip Strong ! A man
who has the gift of reaching people
with preaching the way you do ! "
"The way I reach Mr. Winter , for
example ! "
"Yes , " said his wife ; "the way you
reach him. Why , the very fact that
you made such a man angry is pretty
good proof that you reached him.
Such men are nox touched by any ordi
nary preaching. "
"So you really think 1 have a little
gift at preaching ? " asked Philip slyly.
"A little gift ! It is a great deal more
than a little , Philip. "
"Aren't you a little prejudiced , Sa
rah ? "
"No , sir. I am the severest critic you
ever have in the congregation. If you
only knew how nervous you sometimes
make me ! When you get started on
some exciting passage and make a ges
ture that would throw a stone image
into a fit and then begin to speak of
something in a different way , like an
other person , and the first I know 1 am
caught up and hurled into the subject
and forget all about you. "
"Thank you , " said Philip.
"What for ? " asked his wife , laugh
ing. "For forgetting you ? "
"I would rather be forgotten by you
than remembered by any one else , " re
plied Philip gallantly. "And you are
such a delightful little flatterer that I
feel courage for anything that may
"It's not flattery ; it's truth , Philip. I
do believe in you and your work , and I
am only anxious that you should suc
ceed here. I can't bear to think of
trouble in the church. It would almost
kill me to go through such times as we
sometimes read about"
"We must leave results to God. I
am sure we are not responsible for
more than our utmost doing and living
of necessary truth. " Philip spoke cour
"Then you don't feel disheartened by
this morning's work ? "
"No , I don't know that I do. I'm
very sensitive , and I feel hurt at Mr.
Winter's threat of withdrawing his
support , but I don't feel disheartened
for the work. Why should I ? Am I
not doing my best ? "
"I believe you are. Only , dear Phil
ip , be wise. Do not try to reform
everything In a week or expect people
to grow their wings before they have
started even pinfeathers. It isn't nat
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CITY CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS.
CATHOLIC Mass at 8 o'clock a. in.
High mass and sermon at 10:30 : , a. in. ,
with choir. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
All are cordially welcome.
REV. J. W. HlCKEY , Pastor.
EPISCOPAL Sunday morning at 11:00 :
o'clock , Morning Prayer and litany.
Sunday evening at 8:00 : o'clock , Evening
Prayer. Sunday-school at 10:00 a. in.
Friday evening lecture at 8:00 o'clock.
Holy communion the first Sunday in
HOWARD STOV , Rector.
CONGREGATIONAL Sunday-school at
10. Preaching at n. Y. P. S. C. E. at
7. Preaching at 8. Prayer-meeting on
Wednesday evening at 7:30. Morning
"The of . "
subject , Community Soul.
Evening theme , "Your Father Who is
in Heaven. " All are welcome.
W. J. TURNER , Pastor.
METHODIST Sunday-school at 10 a.m.
Preaching at ir. Class at 12. Junior
League at 3. Epworth League service
at 7. Preaching at 8. Prayer and Bible
study on Wednesday evening at 8 p. m.
Morning subject , "The Motherhood of
God. " Evening subject , "Two Ways
of Two Young Men. " All are welcome.
J. A. BADCON , Pastor.
BAPTIST Sunday-school at 10 a. m.
Preaching service at n. Junior Union
at 3. Senior Union at 7. Gospel service
at 8. Morning subject , "God in Christ
Jesus. " Evening theme , "Come Unto
Me. " Rev. George Scott will preach.
All are welcome.
Revival meetings in the Christian
church are continuing with well sus
tained interest , this week.
Elder Berry has been conducting re
vival meetings in his South McCook
charge of the Methodist church , this
week , with increasing interest.
A Debate social will be given by Band
No. i of the Dorcas society in the Con
gregational church in the near future.
Subject and date will be given later.
MRS O. M. KNIPPLE , Chairman.
The regular evening service in the
Congregational church , last Sunday , was
occupied in celebrating "Endeavor Day"
by the local society , in the use of n spec
ial programme of music , readings , re
sponsive readings , etc , all replete with
interest and instruction.
ORDER OF HEARING.
State of Nebraska , Red Willow county , ss : At
a county court , held at the county court roomin
anil for said county , February 3 , A.D. 1900. Pres
ent , G. S. Bishop , county jud e. In the matter
of the estate of Horace II. Eastenlay , deceased.
Oil readinp and filing the petition of Emma
Meinhardt Easterdav , prayinc that the instru
ment filed on the 3d day of February , 1900 , and
purporting to bo the last will and testament of
the said deceased , may be proved , approved ,
probated , allowed and recorded as the last will
and testament of the said Horace H. Easterday ,
deceased , and that the execution of said instru
ment may bo committed and the administration
of said estate may be pranted to her as execu
trix. Ordered , That February 24 , A. D. 1900 , at
10 o'clock a. in. , is assigned for hearing said pe
tition , when all persons interested in said mat
ter may appear at a county court to be held in
and for said county , and show cause why the
prayer of petitioner should not be granted ;
and that notice of the pendency of said petition
and the hearing thereof be given 19 all persons
interested in said matter by publishing a copy
of this order in THE McCooK TBIBUNE , a weekly
newspaper printed in said county , for three suc
cessive weeks prior to said day of hearing.
( A true copy. ) G. S. BISHOP ,
[ SEAi/2-9-3t County Judge.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at McCook , Neb. , February 6,1900.
Notice is hereby given that the following-named
settler has filed notice of his intention to make
final proof in support of his claim , and that
said proof will be made before register and re
ceiver at McCook , Neb. , on Saturday , March 17 ,
1900 , viz : Samuel Doherty , one of the heirs of
Bennett Doherty , deceased , H. E. No. 10929 for
the W ft SE M Sec. 11 and N NE H Sec. 14 , Tp.
1 N , H.,31 west of the 6th P. M. Ho names the
following witness to prove his continuous resi
dence upon and cultivation of said land , viz :
Isaac Matson of McCook , Neb. ; David Bobin-
meyer of Herndon , Kap. ; Isaac Hart of Culbert-
son. Neb. and George Matson of McCook. Neb.
2-9-6t F. M. RATHBCN , Register.
McMillen's Cough Cure is Mire.
A Sudden Call Away.
Thomas Spencer of the Commercial
hotel livery stable was suddenly sum
moned from earth , Tuesday evening.
He was at the barn while the rest of the
men were at supper , feeling in usual
hsulth when the men left ; upon their re
turn from supper they found him suffer
ing pain. Medical assistance was sum
moned , but he passed away before help
arrived , doubtless with an attack of
The deceased was in his sixty-fifth
year , when the sudden summons came.
He was highly esteemed by all who
knew him. He will be remembered ,
also , by many in connection with occa
sional service on the street sprinkler of
Funeral services were conducted at
the home of his daughter , Mrs. F. D.
GrifTeth , Thursday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock , by Rev. J. W. Walker of the
Christian church , after which interment
was made in Riverside cemetary.
The bereaved family has the sympathy
of many friends in this second bereave
ment the aged mother having but re
cently passed to her reward.
O. B. THORGRIMSON returned , last
night , from Beaver City , court having
been adjourned over to March , with a
week's business in sight.
MRS. A P. THOMSON and little Leslie
departed , this morning , for Omaha , on
a short visit to relatives and friends.
Thursday evening , while L.M.Graham
and ye editor were in Eustise had the
pleasure of attending a supper prepared
by the ladies of the Star of Jupiter lodge.
Chns. Jay hunted us up at the hotel and
told us of the gootl things that they hud
in store for us and he told the truth for
we had a very pleasant time and pro
nounced the Star of Jupiter lodge at
Eustis a success. There were a mini her
of members present from other lodges.
Hugh Cole of McCook addressed the
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