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  1. 1. " Here is the Patience of the Saints: Here are they that keep the Commandments of God, and the Faith of Jesus." Rev. 14:12. VOL. 71, No. 35. BATTLE CREEK, MICH., AUGUST 28, 1894. WHOLE No., 2080. HetnetD anfc candlestick out of his place, except thou re- part of Omnipotence to stoop to unite the divine ISSUED WEEKLY BY THE pent, '' Christ will cease to take the names of with the human, to impart the Holy Spirit to SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST PUBLISHING .TION, those who fail to turn to him and do their first works, and will no longer make intercession for the repenting transgressor of his holy law. God became man, clothing his divinity with human- BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN. $2.00 a Year, in Advance. When donated to friends, $1.50. them before the Father. He says, "I know thy ity, and thus humanity has been elevated in the SPECIAL TERMS IN CLUBS OF loo OR MORE. works, that thou art neither cold nor hot; I scale of moral value with God. But "how great Address all communications, and make all Drafts and Money- would thou wert cold or hot. So then be- was the condescension of the Father and the Son orders payable to REVIEW & HERALD, Battle Creek, Mich. cause thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor to consent to the working out of the plan of salva- hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because tion to save the transgressors of Heaven's exalted THE MINISTRY OF ANGELS. thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, law! and have need of nothing ; and knowest not that How great is the spiritual blindness of men AND is there care in heaven? And is there love thou art wretched, and miserable, and _ poor, and who declare that this great condescension on the In heavenly spirits to these creatures base, blind, and naked." Yet the case of those who part of God in. giving his only begotten Son, was That may compassion of their evils move? are rebuked is not a hopeless one ; it is not beyond to abolish the law of God, and to make its pre- There is; — else much more wretched were the case the power of the great Mediator. He says : "I cepts of no effect. Calvary is the unanswerable Of men than beasts; but O the exceeding grace counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, argument for the immutability of the law of God ; Of Highest God! that loves his creatures so, that thou mayest. be rich; and white raiment, for could one of its precepts have been altered And all his workes with mercy doth embrace, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame to meet man in his fallen condition, the Son of That blessed angels he sends to and fro, of thy nakedness do not appear ; and anoint To serve to wicked man, to serve his wicked foe! God need not have suffered death for a guilty thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest see.'' race. The professed Christian world is indeed How oft do they their silver bowers leave, Though the professed followers of Christ are in a in need of eye-salve, that they may see. Like To come to succour us that succour want! deplorable condition, they are not yet in so des- David they should pray, '' Open thou mine eyes, How oft do they with golden pinions cleave perate a strait as were the foolish virgins whose that I may behold wondrous things out of thy The flitting skyes, like flying pursuivant, law.'' Against fowle feendes to ayd us militant! lamps were going out, and there was no time in They for us fight, they watch, and dewly ward, which to replenish their vessels with oil. When Wherever there has been a departure from And their bright squadrons round about us plant; the bridegroom came, those that were ready went God, there must be a returning to him, and a And all for love, and nothing for.reward; in with him to the wedding ;< but when the foolish doing of the first works. Jesus says, '' As many O, why should heavenly God to men have such virgins came, the door was shut, and they were regard! as I love, I rebuke and chasten ; be zealous there- — Edmund Spenser. too late to obtain an entrance. But the counsel fore, and repent.'' In order to repent, it is nec- of the True Witness does not represent those essary to examine the life and character by the who are lukewarm as in a hopeless case. There great standard of righteousness, that the peculiar is yet a chance to remedy their state, and the sins which have dishonored God and have been Laodicean message is full of encouragement; for an offense to him, may be discovered. That "Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: the backslidden church may yet buy the gold which has quenched the first love must be for- and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remem- of faith and love, may yet haye the white robe brance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, saken, whether it has been pride, sensuality, or and that thought upon his name."—Mal. 3:16. of the righteousness of Christ, that the shajne of the turning of the grace of God into lascivious- their nakedness need not appear. Purity of ness. Those who make a profession of being THE OBEDIENT APPROVED OF GOD. heart, purity of motive, may yet characterize Christians, that is, Christlike, and who yet live those who are half-hearted and who are striving a life of sin, cast dishonor upon the truth of God. BY MBS. E. &. WHITE. to serve God and Mammon. They may yet wash Many of this class trample upon the law of God, their robes of character and make them white in and teach others that its precepts are not bind- 4 ' To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the blood of the Lamb. ing, and yet they presume to take the name of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the To-day the question is to come home to every Jesus upon their lips, and talk of being saved by paradise of God." " Blessed are they that do heart, Do you believe in the Son of God ? The his grace. Such teaching tends to enfeeble the his commandments, that they may have right to question is not, Do you admit that Jesus is the moral • tone of the church, and true godliness is the tree of life, and may enter in through the Redeemer of the world ? and that you should re- banished while a miserable, heartless, outward gates into the city." " • peat to your soul and to others, '' Believe, believe, form of godliness remains. Such come under Let the solemn question come home to -every all you have to do is to believe ;'' but, Do you the rebuke of Christ when he says, "I would one who is a member of our churches, How am have practical faith in the Son of God, so that thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou I standing before God as a professed follower of you bring him into your life and character until art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will Christ ? Is my light shining forth to the you are one with him? Many accept of the spue thee out of my mouth." "Thou say- world in clear, steady rays ? Have we as a theory of Christ, but they make it manifest by est, I am rich, and increased with goods, and people who have taken vows of dedication to their works that they do not know him as the have need of nothing ; and knowest not that thou God, preserved our union with the Source of all Saviour who died for the sins of men, who bore art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, light? Are not the symptoms of declension and the penalty of their transgression, in order that and naked." decay painfully visible among the Christian they might be brought back to their loyalty to "To the law: and to the testimony; if they churches of to-day ? Spiritual death "has come God, and through the merits of a crucified and speak not according to this word, it is because upon many who should be examples of zeal, risen Saviour, might find acceptance with God there is no light in them." Paul asks, "Shall purity, and consecration. « Their practices speak in their obedience to his law. Christ died to we continue in sin, that grace may abound ? " and more loudly than their professions, and witness make it possiblef for you to cease to sin,' and sin 1 *1 answers, "God forbid." Again he asks, "Do to the fact that some power has cut the cable is the transgression of the law. we then make void the law through faith ?'' and that anchored them to the eternal Hock, and Jesus counsels you to have your eyes anointed answers, "God forbid; yea, we establish the they are drifting without chart or compass. with spiritual eye-salve, in order that you may law." God's will is expressed in his holy law, The True Witness desires to remedy the peril- discern the fact that you are wretched, and miser- and Jesus says, "Not every one that saith unto ous condition in which his professed people able, and poor, and blind, and naked, that you may me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of are placed, and he says: "I have somewhat exercise repentance toward God and faith toward heaven ; but he that doeth the will of my Father against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. our Lord Jesus Christ. The plan of salvation which is in heaven." The law of God is the Kemember therefore from whence thou art fallen, is not half discerned. It is made altogether too standard by which character is to be measured, and repent, and do the first works ; or else I will cheap a thing, and men do not take in the fact1 and he whose life is in harmony with that law is come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy. of how great an act of condescension it is on the worthy to be trusted, but of what value is the
  2. 2. 546 ADVENT REVIEW AND SABBATH HERALD. 3[VoL. 71, No. 35.. testimony of a man whose life and teaching con- the mightiest of conquerors. He points his dis- he has not been exchanged for. Solomon gave tradict the law of Jehovah? He then measures ciples to his own life, to the tests he bore, to his him for his wives, and iDavid traded him for himself by his own finite standard, and may self-denials and struggles and sufferings, and Uriah's wife. Pilate had it in his hands to do claim for himself as much as does the pope of marks out the path of obedience for their feet in a literal sense what others had done in a spir- Home; but in the light of the detector of sin, through ridicule, contempt, scorn, mockery, re- itual. He had been warned against it by his his character may be wholly wanting. He may jection, and shameful death. Suffering and hu- wife's dream, his conscience condemned him, and claim great spiritual riches, and think that he is miliation he bore in order to prove obedient to he would gladly have saved him ; but, like oth- in need of nothing, and may boast of the grace of the law of God, to magnify the law and make it ers, he was under temptation. Christ, but at the same time may have turned that honorable ; and he lays down the conditions that Herod the Great had purchased the good-will precious grace into lasciviousness. This spurious must be met by those who would inherit eternal of the Jews by rebuilding their temple, and Pilate character of religion is on the increase, and life. Victory can come alone through faith and realized the necessity of doing something that many whose hearts are carnal prate of the grace obedience, through following in his footsteps. would merit their approbation. The opportunity of Christ, while at the same time they openly The work of overcoming is not confined to the had now presented itself, and selfishness claimed blaspheme the name of the God of heaven by martyrs. We, too, are to engage in the conflict the opportunity as its own. Gladly would he casting contempt upon the law of God, which in these days of subtle temptation to woiidliness, have released Barabbas, a murderer and mover of rebukes their inconsistent course and detects to self-confidence, pride, covetousness, and im- sedition, and thus sacrificed the laws and govern- their unchristlike character. morality ; and to the overcomers will be given a ment of Rome, if the same end could have been It is not the grace of Christ that makes void crown of life and glory. reached. A command had been rolling down the law of God. Christ declared, "I have kept through all the ages, and echoing from Sinai's my father's commandments, and abide in his AN IMPORTANT QXTESTION. hights, saying, '' Thou shalt have no other gods love." To those who are making void the com- before me." Would he obey it? or would he, mandments of God, the True Witness says, "I BY L. II. CIIUBCH. like so many others, bow at another shrine ? counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, (fresno, Gal.) The question before him was, What shall I do, that thou mayest be rich ; and white raiment, then, with Jesus ? Shall I accept him ? or shall I that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame '' WHAT shall 1 do then with Jesus which is reject him? Shall I keep him? or shall I sell of thy nakedness do not appear." Christ's white called Christ?" Matt. 27 : 22. Pilate was in him? robe of righteousness will never cover any soul that possession of the richest treasure of infinite grace, Ah, kind reader, does not this same-question is found in sin unrepented of and unforsaken. and he was anxious to make a profitable dis- come home to each of us in the hour of every '' Sin is the transgression of the law.'' There- position of it. There was no question but what temptation? What are we doing with Jesus? fore those who are trampling upon the law of it had value ; it had many times before been sold. What valuation are we putting upon him? Where God, and teaching others to disregard its pre- It was Jesus, believed by him to be "the king in the scale of beings have we registered him? cepts, will not be clothed with the righteousness of the Jews ;" believed by Herod to be " John At what altar are we sacrificing him? Are we, of Christ. Jesus came not to save people in the Baptist risen from the dead ;" by the people like Pilate, putting the question to his enemies, their sins, but from their sins. "And hereby to be " the Son of David ; " by " some, Elias ; and thus trying to shirk the responsibility in the we do know that we know him, if we keep his and others, Jercmias, or one of the prophets ; " matter? Are we disposing of him, and then commandments. He that saith, I know him, by JSTicodemus '' a teacher come from God ; " by washing our hands and trying to throw the blame and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, Philip to be " him, of whom Moses in the law, on some one else? — trying to obtain the coveted and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth and the prophets, did write ;" by John the Bap- prize, and keep Jesus also? Let us beware. his word, in him verily is the love of God per- tist to be the '' Lamb of God, which taketh away Baalam tried that, and lost his life; Saul tried fected ; hereby know we that we are in him." the sin of the world ;" by Gabriel to be "the it, and lost his crown ; Pilate tried it, and cruci- "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive our- Son of the Highest;" and declared by Peter to fied his Saviour. selves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess be, "the Son of the'living God." He was a our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our pearl of great price that many had given their all KNOWING GOD. sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. to possess, yet by others despised and rejected. If we gay that we have not sinned [transgressed He had a name more excellent than angels, and BY T. B. BOWEN. the law], we make him a liar, and his word is not a position highly exalted. (Newburg, W. Va.) in us. My little children, these things write I But by these various estimations it will be unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, readily seen that he had no fixed value. To THE prophet Hosea wrote : '' My people are we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ Solomon he was the chiefest among ten thou- destroyed for lack of knowledge; because thou the righteous.'' We need an advocate with the sand ; while to "the Jews a stumbling-block, hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee." Father, because it is the Father's law which we and unto the Greeks foolishness." "In him Chapter 4- : G. have broken, and we need to repent of our trans- dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.'' Our Redeemer possesses the fullness of knowl- gression, and return to our allegiance to God. Whatever we exchange him for becomes our god. edge of his feather. He is the Head of the "Whoso committeth sin transgresseth also the He is sold with all the blessings contained in Church, and came to impart to his followers the law ; for sin is the transgression of the law. And him, and what we receive in exchange for him essential knowledge of the Father for our salva- ye know that he was manifested to take away our we prefer to him—worship in his stead. We tion. Christ will not be satisfied until he pre- sins and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth take our choice, accept the one, and reject the sents to him an intelligent and perfect Church, in him sinneth not ; whosoever sinneth hath not other. Pilate would have been glad to have reflecting and revealing this knowledge of God seen him, neither known him. Little children, saved Christ, but he was anxious for—yes, cov- in its character. This desire of the Lord is let no man deceive you ; he that doeth righteous- eting ("which is idolatry")—the good-will of beautifully set forth by Paul, in writing to the ness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He the Jewish people, and at that shrine, if he must, saints at Colossie in the following language: that committeth sin is of the Devil; for the he would sacrifice him. Others had sold him, '' For this cause we also, : since the day we heard Devil sinneth from the beginning. For this and why should not he? Judas had just sold it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he him for thirty pieces of silver; the Jews were in that ye might be filled with the knowledge of might destroy the works of the Devil," not the the act of trading him for a thief and a murderer ; his will in all wisdom and spiritual understand- royal law that points out what is sin. " In Esau had traded him for a mess of pottage; ing ; that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto this the children of God are manifest, and the Lot's wife had given him for a look at a burning all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, children of the Devil ; whosoever doeth not city ; Israel had once offered to trade him for and increasing in the knowledge of God; righteousness is not of God." " He that keep- onions and garlics; and at another time for a strengthened with all might, according to his eth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he drink of water and a mess of quails ; Balaam had glorious power, unto all patience and long.-suffer- in him. And hereby we know that he abideth given him for the blessing of Balak ; Saul had ing with joyfulness." in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us." traded him for the cattle of the Amalekites; Here it is forcibly and clearly shown that '' By this we know that we love the children of Korah had tried to purchase a public office and without increasing in the knowledge of God it God, when we love God, and keep his command- leadership with him; and Achan had given is impossible to '' walk worthy of the Lord unto ments. For this is the love of God, that we him for a golden wedge and a Babylonish gar- all pleasing." By searching we cannot find out keep his commandments ; and his commandments ment. One man in the parable had exchanged God. It is by holding our hearts open to the are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God him for a piece of land, another had given him impressions of the Holy Spirit, sent to enlighten overcometh the world [overcomers do not unite for five yoke of oxen, and a third had traded him and instruct us, that we learn of the deep things with the world in transgression of the law of for a wife, while the young man preferred his of God. It is Satan's studied object to -keep God] ; and this is the victory that overcometh great possessions to him. Neither was it an the soul in ignorance of Christ ; for he hates him. the world, even our faith." unusual thing for men to trade him for honor "Satan and his angels are wide-awake and in- '' To him that overcometh will I grant to sit and the good-will of men. Moses had once tensely active, working with energy and perse- with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, made such a negotiation; King Saul had made verance through human instrumentalities to bring and am set down with my Father in his throne." the same kind of a bargain ; and Peter had just about his purpose of obliterating the knowledge These are the words of our Substitute and traded him for popularity in the judgment hall. of God." As to how he succeeds in this Sa- Surety, the divine Head of the Church, himself Indeed, there are no lusts or evil inclinations that tanic purpose depends individually upon our-
  3. 3. AUGUST 28, 1894] 3 ADVENT REVIEW AND SABBATH HERALD. 547 selves. His time is short. He is full of wisdom "Well," said I, as I shook the old man's We all must do something ; we cannot utterly- in sin, and is pressing its darkness about the hand, '' if your ideas of an Episcopalian are cor- stagnate. We can pull, or we can bark, but followers of Jesus, seeking to dishearten, con- rect, we are the largest denomination in the when we are barking, we are not pulling. It is fuse, and destroy them. Unless daily growing world."— Selected. ever so much easier to bark than to pull. Bark- in the grace and knowledge of God, we shall ing costs no care; it costs neither brain nor mus- place darkness for light and be found walking in O, WHY SHOULD THE SPIRIT OF MOKTAL BE cle, thought nor prayer ; it requires no sleepless sparks of our own kindling. PBOUD ? nights, no watchfulness, no anxiety, but it In Horn. 12 :2 we read : "And be not con- throws all the responsibility upon others. formed to this world ; but be ye transformed by THE following poem was a particular favorite one with Abraham The man who works may make mistakes ; ho the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove Lincoln. We publish it by request. who pulls may pull the wrong way, and be obliged what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect O, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? to acknowledge and correct his wrong. But the will of God." This constant renewing of the Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, man who keeps up a perpetual bow-wow at those mind — a daily feeding upon Christ—is neces- A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, who are pulling, will have a fearful record to He passeth from life to his rest in the grave. sary that we may know God's perfect will con- meet by and by. '' Neither murmur ye, as some cerning us. If we seek it, he has promised to The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, of them also murmured, and were destroyed of Be scattered around, and together be laid; reveal it unto us. Then the blessed assurance is As the young and the old, the low and the high, the destroyer." " Do all things without mur- offered of knowing his precious will concerning Shall crumble to dust and together shall lie. murings and disputings." us individually. For our own selves we are to The infant a mother attended and loved, A very small dog can do as much barking as know duty; '' know that we have passed from The mother that infant's affection who proved, a big one; he can bark himself into notice, while death unto life" (1 John 3 : 14) ; know "the The father that mother and infant who blest,— the big dog is quietly pulling. It is much easier spirit of truth" (chapter 4:6); know that ,, • Each, all, are away to that dwelling of rest. to find fault with what others do than it is to Jesus has come and taken possession of the soul- The maid on whose brow, on whose cheek, in take hold and do better. It is easier to pick temple and imparted understanding unto us whose eye, flaws than to give a helping hand or to put the (chapter 5 : 20) ; know that we love God ; for by Shone beauty and pleasure,— her triumphs are by; shoulder to the- wheel. And alike from the minds of the living erased these things we arc to know and assure our hearts Are the memories of mortals who loved her and A world full of work lies before us. "Lift that we know God. "He that loveth not, praised. up your eyes, and look on the fields ; for they are knoweth not God ; for God is love." Chapter The head of the king, that the scepter hath borne; white already to harvest." "The harvest truly 4:8. The brow of the priest, that the miter hath worn; is plenteous, but the laborers are few." If you can- How grateful the disciple should be that in The eye of the sage, and the heart of the brave,— not help, do not hinder. Try to do better than Christ there are no uncertainties. He presents Are hidden and lost in the depths of the grave. others if you can, but do not waste your life in a complete, free, and certain salvation. He The peasant, whose lot was to sow and to reap; grumbling and complaining. If others do poorly, brings to view a deep, comprehensive, and sub- The herdsman, who climbed with his goats up the try to do well; and if, after trying, you find lime knowledge of a loving Father; and unless steep; your own efforts a failure, do not stop to bark, The beggar, who wandered in search of his we thus represent him before an unbelieving- bread,— but harness in with some one who does know how world, we bring dishonor to him. Jesus has Have faded away like the grass that we tread. to work. Time is short, souls are perishing. shown his great love in giving himself in so cer- So the multitude goes, like the flower or weed, "Whatsoever thy hand fiiideth to do, do it with tain a manner that none need " perish for lack That withers away to let others succeed; thy might." of knowledge." His invitation is to all, how- So the multitude comes, even those we behold, ever sinful, to come and learn of him, and ex- To repeat every tale that has often been told. MEDITATIONS. perience for themselves that peace and rest found For we are the same our fathers have been; only in trusting his glorious power to save. May We see the same sights our fathers have seen; We drink the same stream, we see the same sun, .BY J'. G1DDLNGS. the prayer of the Spirit in Eph. 3 : 16-19 be And run the same course our fathers have run. fulfilled in us: "That he would grant you, ac- cording to the riches of his glory, to be strength- The thoughts we are thinking our fathers did ened with might by his Spirit in the inner man ; think; WE are what we are, whether other people From the death we are shrinking our fathers did know it or not. that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith ; shrink; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may To the life we are clinging our fathers did cling, The treatment we receive is generally but the be able to comprehend with all saints what is But it speeds from us all like the bird on the wing. echo returned from the voice of our own conduct. the breadth, and length, and depth, and hight; They loved,— but the story we cannot unfold; Where is the logic or Christianity in men say- and to know the love of Christ, which passeth They scorned,— but the heart of the haughty is ing, "Our Father," and disowning each other as knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the cold; They grieved,—but no wail from their slumbers "brothers"? fullness of God." Are we not living beneath will come; We are all sculptors, and from hard circum- our privileges in failing to abound in this love and They joyed, — but the tongue of their gladness is knowledge? Do we comprehend as much as we stances, we may, under divine apprenticeship, dumb. might the greatness and majesty of the eternal chisel out beautiful images. They died,— ah! they died; — we, things that are God of the universe 1 Let us now so acquaint now, It is not how much we know / it is how much ourselves with him, that when Jesus descends as That walk on the turf that lies over their brow, we do. It is not only how much we do, but King of kings and Lord of lords, clothed with And make in their dwelling a transient abode, kow well we do it, that tells. power and majesty to execute judgment, we shall Meet the things that they met on their pilgrim- age road. There is a going down which is a coming up. not be ashamed before him, but hail him with That seed which refuses to be buried under soil, joy and gladness, and receive a crown of life Yea, hope and despondency, pleasure and pain, Are mingled together in sunshine and rain; but insists on being placed above it, may spring which facleth not away. And the smile and the tear, and the song and .the up quickly, but for want of depth of earth it dirge, will wither and die. THE LARGEST DENOMINATION. Still follow each other like surge upon surge. It will be found out, when life's -column is 'Tis the wink of an eye; 'tis the draught of a " footed up," that a greater total is credited to THE following story is told by an exchange of breath From the blossom of health to the paleness of those who do little deeds of kindness day by day, a minister of the Episcopal Church traveling in than to those who did some great thing one day death, the South, who met a citizen who claimed that From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud; and waited years to do another. he was also an Episcopalian : — O, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? '' To what parish do you belong ?'' It takes more than eyes to see. Try it on a — William Knox. dark night. Worldly wisdom simply can no "Don't know nuthin' 'bout any parish," was more understand spiritual truths than eyes alone his answer. BARK OR PULL — WHICH ? can discern an object in a dark night. We '' But who confirmed you ? '' said I. "Nobody," he said. need light as well as eyes to se*e. BY J. M. COLB. "But did n't you tell me you were an Episco- It is a solemn thing to die, but it is more (Norfolk Island.) solemn to live. The solemnity of death is due palian ? " I asked, in astonishment. " O, yes ; " said the old man. " I '11 tell ye to the intuitive consciousness that it means our how it is. Last spring I went down to New IT is sad to see persons devote precious time life summed up and finished, and not to death Orleans vistin', and while I was there, I went ter to grumbling, complaining, and fault-finding in- in itself considered. Death is simply the period church, and it happened to be an Episcopalian stead of doing useful work for the Master. We to our life. Death is only closing the accounts, one, and among other things I heard 'em say, read once of a boy who had a dog hitched to a just shutting the book. The solemnity is not that they 'd left undone them things they 'd small load. The dog stopped pulling to bark at in closing the accounts, but in the accounts closed ; a man who was passing. The boy said to the not in shutting the book, but in the book shut. stranger, "Don't mind the dog, sir ; he is only To live is more solemn and circumspective than barking for an excuse to rest ; it is easier to bark to die. Ah, would we could know it, and act as ered myself an Episcopalian. than to "pull the load." if we did !
  4. 4. 548 ADVENT RNYINW AND SABBATH HERALD. '[Vox,. 71, No. 35. 3. The proper proportion of the various food ishment of the body an ordinary working adult will elements. These may be divided into two classes : require, on an average, about twenty-one ounces the carbonaceous, embracing; starch, sugar, and " o ' O ' of nutrient material a day, three ounces of which " That our sons may be as plants grown -up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner-stones, polished after the fat, which are used to build up adipose tissue, should be nitrogenous matter. The articles given similitude of a palace."—Ps. 144.-.12. and in heat and force production ; and the nitroge- in the table may be varied greatly without increas- nous, embracing the albumen of the egg, the ing the first cost. In fact, farmers or gardeners CHOOSE A SAFE PATH gluten of the wheat, the casein of milk, and the who raise their own fruits and vegetables can vegetable casein of beans, peas, and lentils, which supply these articles at much less than the cost BY MAUCUS L. CAKPENTFJR. (f'nmont, Midi.) build up nerve and muscle tissue, and stimulate given above. The prices given are those that the vital fires in the body. By scientific investi- have been current in Battle Creek during the the rugged rocks of an Alpine night, gation it has been determined that for the best past year, and can be duplicated in almost any In the bracing air of the morning cold, nourishment of the system, one needs one part of locality in the northern States. This demon- He is going forth in his giant might, the nitrogenous to six parts of the carbonaceous. strates that not only a vegetarian diet, but one With a bounding pulse and a spirit bold. The amount of food required may differ greatly in harmony with the principles of health reform In the wildest gorge, on the highest rock, at different times and under varying conditions ; in all points can be obtained at as low a cost as He's as much at home as the chamois fleet; but the relative proportion of the elements should the ordinary mixed diet. And he fears no ill from the wild wind's shock As he dashes on with unerring feet. remain the same, except in the case of young children, where nature seems to require a larger A HASTY DECISION. From a dizzy point on a beetling wall, proportion of the nitrogenous elements. He is thrilled with joy at the awful view; But he stops aghast, as he hears a call, 4. The palatableness of the food. While MRS. BENTON was baking. When she had "Father, choose a safe path! I am following perverted appetites and morbid tastes are not a put the last pie into the oven, she stepped to the you." safe guide in the selection of food, yet it must door and called, "Johnny!" At a glance he sees in the steep, rough path, be remembered that when food is not relished, jt A bright-eyed, rosy-cheeked little boy came An adventurous child in ecstatic joy; is not apt to be well digested. Care should be bounding up the steps, arid stood before her. Then he rushes back at the threatened scath taken to have the food, as far as possible, at- "What do you want, mama? " he asked. And grasps the hand of his only boy. tractive to the eye and agreeable to the taste. "I want you to run to the grocery right And his heart is stirred with the solemn thought 5. Adaptability of the food to the times and quick, and get some eggs, Wait a moment, and Of the copy he sets for his child, who could seasons•, and to the varying conditions of the in- I'll give you some money." dare dividual. Food well suited to one season of the To follow his steps with such dangersfraught; She stepped into the sitting-room, went over And he leads him along with the utmost care. year might not be good at another season. The to the mantle, and put out her hand to take the same is true with reference to the different con- change she thought was there. To her surprise There's a lesson here we should study well; ditions of the person in health or disease. Food Oftentimes the strong may with safety run it was gone, and she stood for a moment with a In a doubtful course, where temptations fell suitable to the- adult might be harmful for the puzzled look on her face. Would make dangerous'grounrl for some weaker child. As a rule, simply prepared fruits and "I surely put a quarter there this morning," one. nuts, grains and unfermented breads, with the she thought. Then the puzzled look gave place Then with anxious care, and with humble heart, addition of milk, are all that is required for to one of mingled annoyance and pain. She was Always choose a course that is safe and true, children. To this may be added, for adults, the positive she had laid that money on the corner of Seeking help from God to act well your part, legumes, vegetables, and eggs. For the sick or the the mantel after her husband had left the house For some weaker one may be following you. aged a simple, unstimulating, easily-digested diet that morning. The front door had been closed should be insisted upon. In most acute diseases and locked all the time, and nobody but herself HOW TO LIVE WELL ON A DIME A DAY. a fluid diet is preferable. Gruels, fruit juices, and the little boy had been in the room. Had egg-nog, kumiss, etc., are some of the most use- Johnny taken it? The thought startled her. BY ELDER W. TL WAKEHAM. ful articles for the sick. In the summer eat "But he must have taken it," she told herself ; (Sanitarium Training School.) plenty of fresh, ripe fruit, where obtainable, and '' for I know I put it right here after Mr. Ben- see to it that all milk and water used are thoroughly ton went away, and there was no one else to take How to provide for the dietetic needs of the sterilized. Be careful about the use of stale it. O, to think my boy would be dishonest — family at the minimum cost is a problem that has foods, as during warm weather they ferment after all my teaching ! '' perplexed many frugal housewives. Too often quickly, and are then wholly unfit for use. It is Without taking time to consider the possibil- the mere question of dollars and cents has had poor economy to eat an article simply to keep it ity of being mistaken, she turned upon the child, more than its due weight in the consideration. from spoiling. Another point in economical living who had followed her into the room, and de- The attempt to live on food inferior in quality is to procure perishable fruits in their season, and manded : — or of insufficient quantity, is mistaken economy. can a sufficient quantify for use 'during the year. "Johnny, did you see that money I laid here Whoever selects cheap food without regard to its By watching the markets they may be procured this morning ? tell me the truth ! " wholesomeness, or the health of those who are to by the quantity at low rates, thus lessening "Why, no, mama ; I didn't see it," answered be nourished by it,—who values gold and silver greatly the sum total of the year's expenditures. the boy at once. above the health of the body,—may fitly be Of course the art of scientific cookery cuts a large "Are you going to tell me a falsehood, be- characterized '' penny wise and pound foolish.'' figure in living well and cheaply ; but we cannot sides taking what does not belong to you 1 '' One should . endeavor to live ivell, and not be dwell on that feature here. asked the mother angrily. " I shall punish you satisfied with a mere existence. In order to live We append herewith a chart, which, if care- for that. You needn't deny it, Johnny ; mama well, from a dietetic point of view, one must take fully studied, together with the foregoing will knows you took it, and it grieves her very much into consideration, in the selection of food, the enable one to live well on a bill of fare the first that you would take anything that does n't be- following points: — cost of which is less than a dime a day: — long to you, and then tell a falsehood about it. 1. The nutritive value of the food. The ONE MONTH'S PROVISION FOB FIVE PERSONS. It's too much ; mama is ashamed of you ! " cereals,—-.wheat, oats, corn, rye, barley, rice, Total nutritive Nitrogenous First cost Poor little Johnny burst into tears. Lbs. Food. value in material of etc., in their various forms of preparation; the Ibs. in ounces. article. "Mama," he sobbed, "I did n't take your legumes, beans, peas, and lentils ; and most nuts, 50 Flour (white) 44 90 $ .75 money,—true as anything, I didn't. I—" such as almonds, walnuts, hickory-nuts, etc.,— 50 " (graham)' 44 92 .75 " Do n't say another word!" interrupted the all contain a large per cent of nutritive material. 12J Indian meal 10 19.2 .15 5 Oatmeal 4 12 .20 mother, too angry to be reasonable, '' I tell you, The vegetables and fruits are not so rich in the 5 Boiled Rye 4 8.8 .25 I know you did take it, because nobody has been nutrient elements, but serve a very useful place 5 Grits 4 12 .25 in here but you ; and I know I laid it there after in the bill of fare, 5 Bice 4 5 .40 your papa went away this morning. I shall 2. The digestibility of the food. The fact 5 Beans 4 22 .20 punish you well. Sit down there till I come back, 5 Peas 4 20 .20 that a certain article of food ranks high in mitri- 80 Apples 10 5.1 1.50 and I '11 see if I can't make you tell the truth, 'tive value is no proof that it should enter largely 20 Peaches (canned) 2. 2.2 .75 anyway." And pushing.him into the nearest into the menu of one who would live well and 10 Strawberries " 1 1.7 .80 chair, she left the room. economically. Pork, for instance, contains 61 20 Grapes " 3.6 - 2 .40 She came back presently with a switch in her per cent of nutritive material ; cheese, 68 per 30 Tomatoes " 2.1 7.6 .30 8 Raisins 2 1.1 T30 hand and a determined look on her face. To cent; and sugar, 95 per cent. Yet all of these 5 Prunes 3.5 1.8 .75 her surprise, the little boy rose from his chair being not only hard to digest, but interfering 2 Dates 1.4 2.8 .15 as she entered the room, and came toward her. with the digestion of other foods, must, with the 60 Potatoes (Irish) 15 21 1.00 "Mama," he said, raising his tear-stained exception of a limited quantity of the last-named 30 (sweet) 9 4.8 .75 face to meet the angry look she cast upon him, 30 Turnips 2.7 7.2 .40 article, be omitted from our bill of fare. Of the 2 Onions .3 .5 .10 —"mama, I've been praying to God, and I vegetable foods, fresh, ripe fruits, grains simply 180 Milk 25.2 118 3.60 know he'll help me out of this." prepared, unfermented breads, are the most easily 20 Sugar 19 ___ 1.00 '' How' do you know he will ? '' the mother digested. Sterilized milk, and raw or soft boiled 219.3 456.8 $14.95 asked, somewhat startled. "Who told you he eggs are also readily digested by most people. It should be remembered that for the best nour- would?"
  5. 5. AUGUST 28, 1894]6 ADYENT REVIEW AND SABBATH HERALD. 549 "My Sabbath-school teacher said so. She cranberries, currants, cherries, or plums, or, if said if we ever got into trouble to j ust ask God to preferred, a half cup of the juice from any one help us, and he would. And so I asked him to of these fruits. The addition of the juice of one " Blessed are ye that sow beside all -waters."-—Isa. 33: BO. help me out of this trouble, and I believe he lenlon and sugar to suit the taste, will complete will." And the brown eyes filled with tears a soup, which, if served hot at the beginning of AFRICA. again. the meal, will not be forgotten. If this were anything but a true story, I In many European countries these latter soups THE third angel's message is world-wide. The should make it. read that the mother gladly are much used, and should be more frequently Lord says it will go to every nation, kindred, stayed the punishment of her child until his found on American tables. The thoughtful cook tongue, and people. The magnitude of this truth guilt was proved beyond the shadow of a doubt. will find many ways of varying the kind and we have only of late begun fully to realize. And But, strangely enough, this real mother was quality of all soups, and will be surprised at the while our work in every way has made marked more angry than before, and made the punish- good use that may be made of the bits of left- progress, we find ourselves in the beginning, as ment more severe because of his "hypocrisy" over foods so difficult to be economically disposed it were, of the work which is to be done before as she called it. of in any other way. Economical, healthful, the end of all things, and a large portion of the "When Mr. Benton came home to dinner that palatable, nutritious, inexpensive, and easily pre- earth, with its millions of inhabitants, yet un- day, he was told the whole story, his wife ex- pared, are terms properly applied to good soups. warned. pressing much sorrow that her boy had not only May we have more soup ? At this time we wish to inquire, What is our taken the money, and then tried to conceal it with [From a very pleasant recollection of our ex- duty to Africa? Here is the second largest conti- a falsehood, but had acted the hypocrite besides. perience with fruit soups in Europe, we gladly nental division of the globe, with an estimated unite our testimony as to their delicious qualities. population of some 200,000,000, the greater When she had finished, Mr. Benton said All the above adjectives and several others be- portion of whom know nothing of the gospel. sadly : — Its benighted regions are '' full of the habitations "Well, I am very sorry this has happened, I long to them.— ED.] of cruelty ;'' but the people of Africa are our am sure. You are mistaken about having put brethren. God "hath made of one blood all the money there before I left. Jennie, I took A MOTHER'S RESPONSIBILITY. nations" (Acts 17:26), and has fashioned all that money mysel f . ' ' hearts alike. Ps. 33 :14,15. The place where a I will leave you to imagine the mother's feel- man is bom counts nothing with the Lord. A JiY MKS. LAURETTA KRESS, M. D. ings. But I am glad to tell you that she took man born in Central Africa is just as precious in (Sanitarium.') the lesson to heart. In relating the incident to his sight as though born in America. God looks a friend afterward, she said, with quivering lips at the heart, and has no prejudice against him I ONCE attended a large meeting in a pavilion, and tear- filled eyes, — because of the color of his skin. Our God is no and I noticed a lady sitting not far from me with ' ' Poor little fellow ! It did not help him a little child by her side, probably four years of respecter of persons; neither are we, if we have out of his trouble to pray that time, but I as- the Spirit of the Master. je. The little one became a trifle restless,—- sure you it will in the future." — Sunday- School for the seats were hard, with only one board across Jesus '' lighteth every man that cometh into Times. the back,—and accidentally fell backward to the the world " (John 1:9); he is the "desire of all ground. nations'1 ' (Hag. 2:7), whether black or white; o SOUPS — FRUIT SOUPS. The mother became angry in a moment, picked and the Lord will in some way send them the up the poor, frightened child, shook her severely, gospel to satisfy that '' desire,'' which he has JiY MBS. D. A. FITCH. and set her down with force enough to have made created. The Spirit of God through his servant ii Cooldng School.) the matter very impressive upon the child's mind. has said : "The missionary work in Australia and New Zealand is yet in its infancy; but the The question came to my mind, How would that USUALLY soaps do not take so large a place in same work muet be accomplished in Australia, mother have liked to be placed in similar circum- the bill of fare as they should. Taken hot at New Zealand, and in Africa, India, China, and stances, with similar treatment ? the beginning of a meal, they stimulate the flow the islands of the sea, as has been accomplished Now, dear mothers, think you that such a les- in the home field."— General Conference Bulle- of the digestive juices, and to some extent satisfy son will ever be forgotten by that child ? No ! hunger before the stomach is overloaded. tin, p. £94, no! and in after years, the child is apt to reflect Ponder well this remarkable testimony from When we speak of soup, we do not refer to a similar image. some water in which a bone, or possibly a bit the Lord. The "home field" no doubt refers We do not half realize our responsibility as to the United States. There the truth is going of flesh has been cooked ; but to a food prepared mothers to our children. The child learns by from grains, legumes, vegetables, or fruits. Such everywhere; not only are the large cities being seeing and hearing others. And the mother entered, but the small villages and hamlets, and soups are economical from more than one stand- stands in a position to lead her children heaven- point. This material costs less pound for pound witnesses are being raised up everywhere to stand ward, or to lead them to destruction. for the truth. Will it be the same in Africa? and contains much more nutrition. " We often hear it said, when a child has done God says it will, and from all its numerous tribes It would be impossible in this brief article to wrong and gone astray, that it had the best of some will be gathered to stand around the throne. give recipes for any number of soups ; but per- training ; but how can this be ? Is n't it natural Then, brethren and sisters, is it not time to wake haps a few general suggestions will be helpful. for people to imitate others ? Is not the mother up? There is a work that if many who are sit- The grains, vegetables, or legumes should first the first teacher ? and does she not have the very ting in their comfortable homes around our large be thoroughly cooked in the usual manner, best opportunity of putting good into that child's churches will take hold of, the deadly stupor but in as little water as possible. Pass them mind, before it could possibly learn evil ? Where which enshrouds them will be broken. If we do through a colander fine enough to remove hulls is the wrong, then, in the training of the child not, mark it, God will find those who will, and or any coarse portions which would render the that goes astray ? It must be, nearly always, in they will wear the crowns we might have worn. soup otherwise than fine and smooth. Milk forms an excellent base for these soups, being the earliest teaching. A beginning has been made, it is true, on the itself a food containing important elements of In what ways do children reflect the mother's West Coast and in Mashonaland, and we thank image? — In every act she.performs ; in each word the Lord for the beginning. But this is only a nutrition. Stock possessing, quite a "meaty" taste and she speaks ; in careless habits not corrected ; in drop as it were in the boundless ocean. There certainly much nutrition is made by simmering a cross words spoken to them ; in rude manners is room for hundreds more. We admit that the cup of closely sifted wheat bran in a quart of and selfishness. They also imitate kind words, prospect of living among barbarians is not so water. When strained, there may be added to cheerful words, tenderness, unselfishness, true inviting as living in the centers of civilization. it the previously cooked material, flavoring to courtesy, pleasant manners. There will be trials and difficulties unnumbered ; suit the eater. We would suggest celery, onion, Sometimes these tender plants so yearn for but are we to consult our own ease ? Christ or other savory herbs. better lives that they draw nourishment from a pleased not himself. In order to secure sufficient mastication of soups, kind heavenly Father, when the child's faith is There are some declarations of Scripture, some hard bread, such as crisps, zwieback, or directed to him by a dear teacher or a kind little which, if we mistake not, refer to the work crackers should be eaten with them. No fats friend. This, then, brings the greater respon- which will be accomplished in the Dark Conti- should be added, unless it be sweet cream, and sibility, for the mother should be first to teach nent. The entire prophecy of Zephaniah refers all condiments left out except it may be a trifle the child. Teaching children begins in the unmistakably to the last days. In chapter 3 : mother's arms and needs much consecration. 13 the "remnant" is mentioned. Just at this of salt. To some, the idea of fruit soups may seem " The mother's work is such that it requires con- time, when the indignation of the Lord is to as strange as it is new ; but once tried, there will tinual advancement in her own life, in order that sweep the earth like the besom of destruction be no more significant smiling about them. Here she may lead her children to higher and still (verse 8), the Lord says, "From beyond the is a recipe : In a quart of warm water put four higher attainments." rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daugh- level tablespoonfuls of sago or maniocca, and cook These things being true, dear mothers, let us ter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering." slowly (in a double boiler is best) until trans- work while it is day ; let us seek God for wis- Verse 10. Standing where this language was parent ; then add one dozen well-cooked prunes, dom, for the promise has been given that he will penned, '' beyond the rivers of Ethiopia,'' would one cup of stewed raisins, one-half cup cooked give to those that ask. be over in the darksome regions of Africa, and
  6. 6. 550 ADYEKT REVIEW AND SABBATH HERALD. 6 [VoL. 71, No. 35. include, would it not, Interior Africa?- Yet Under the influence of the American mission- from this dark spot the Lord declares that a peo- aries the Roman Catholics in Peking have issued ple will bring him offerings. Let us all be glad, an elegant edition of the four gospels in Wenli, and say, Amen. the book language of China, and have added to EUROPEAN DISARMAMENT. Again we read: '' Princes shall come out of it a commentary. Egypt ; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands IT sometimes happens to individuals, that, unto God." Ps. 68:31. May not "Ethio- The very general notion that the Chinese are having adopted an unwise course, they are com- pia '' here refer to all the African races ? Web- a stolid, unemotional race, and hence we should pelled to follow it until they 'can hardly tell ster so defines it, and Cornell's Physical not expect to find a joyous, fervid type of piety Geography says, "This race [Ethiopian] occupies which course is the most destructive, to keep on among them, is a mistake, writes Rev. 1ST. W. nearly the whole of Africa." (See also Jer. as they are going or to stop altogether. This is Brewster, in Gospel in All Lands. When the 13 : 23.) Thank the Lord that these Ethiopian Chinaman becomes filled with the Spirit, he has as true of nations as it is of individuals, and the races will soon stretch out their hands to God. as much joy, and manifests it in much the same nations .of Europe, in regard to the question of Are they not now doing it? Are they not ask- way as other people. disarmament, stand in this position. They have ing us,' their brothers and keepers, for the gos- gone on arming until they can go no farther ; pel — Yes ; and their cry will be heard, and they are almost crushed by taxation to support the gospel will be carried to them. The Bishop of Lahore calls his the Moham- medan diocese of India, and in his opinion, their immense armies, and now they do not know Looking at the work from a human standpoint, it appears impossible ; but all things are possible though the Mohammedan problem is formidable, what to do. with God, and those who go forth clothed with it is far from hopeless. Of the eighteen native The Roman empire, in the days of its great- the gospel, which is the power of God unto sal- clergymen in the diocese, no fewer than eight are est prosperity, maintained on land and sea an vation, can do the work, and will he rewarded converts from Mohammedanism. As many con- army of 4:50,000. (See " Gibbons's Decline and linally by seeing souls in the kingdom who will verts are gathered from among Mohammedans as Fall," Vol. I., p. 21.) The author above quoted rise up and call them blessed. from the Hindus and Sikhs. In addition, as he judges, it is in India that the conflict with Mo- declares on the same page as quoted and in a note " Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; hammedanism must take place. The church at the bottom of the page, that this army had for they are white already to harvest." John 4 : 35. Who will go forth to reap? Only those seeks there "no favor," but it has—what can- been equalled by the army of Louis XIV., but who reap receive wages. If it is not our duty to not be had in Persia and other lands — "a fair that France was still suffering from the strain of go, perhaps, it is our duty to contribute some of field." that extraordinary effort. Since that time, begin- the mammon of unrighteousness to send somebody ning with the French Revolution and ending with else. Nearly three years ago a missionary in connec- the battle of Waterloo, the armies of all the Euro- When we look at the vastness of the work, tion with the Swedish Mission Union made the pean nations were greatly augmented, and during and remember that time is short, almost finished, perilous journey across the Thian Shan Mount- this period, the army of France under Napoleon we know that the work must move faster in the ains into Chinese Turkestan, accompanied by an future than in the past. This will be done by was increased until at the time of the invasion of assistant Armenian preacher, and was so pleased God's people seeking for more of that power Russia the French army had reached the then with the country and its people that he advised which awaits their demand. O that God's peo- his society to allow the Armenian to remain. enormous figure of more than a million of men. ple would seek him for more of that heavenly The Swedish Union has now resolved to extend This great army was almost entirely wasted in anointing which alone can fit them for the work the sphere of its operations, and two European the disastrous Moscow campaign. After the which'remains to be accomplished. When they missionaries have left Sweden, one of whom will battle of Waterloo the nations of Europe, ex- do, the work will be cut short in righteousness. live in Kashgar and the other in Yarkand. hausted from their protracted struggles, did not GEO. B.. THOMPSON. This is the beginning of missionary enterprise attempt to raise such enormous numbers of troops in this portion of the Chinese empire. as they had maintained before. Even Louis Na- CLIPPINGS FROM THE "MISSIONARY poleon with his desire to imitate his uncle, Na- BE VIEW." A journal published in Yokohama states that poleon I., did not think of such armies as have the Japanese religious press calls for more lately sprung into existence in Europe. THE work of Mr. Warszawiak among the Jews women evangelists, or Bible-women, and it is The war declared against Germany by Napo- of New York City continues to deepen and plain that the responsibility of the enlighten- leon III. was the indirect cause of the present spread. He believes with all his might that his ment of the women of Japan rests, to a great extent, upon the native Christian women of this enormous armies of Europe. countrymen are every whit as susceptible to The defeat of France by Germany would not gospel influence as any other class, and the re- empire. To meet such a want two women con- nected with the American Board established in necessarily make these two nations such bitter sults of his labors appear abundantly to justify his conclusion. He preaches to crowds, and he Kobe first a training class and later a school. enemies that they would immediately begin prep- visits from house to house. Every day he de- Already forty have graduated after six months arations for another terrible struggle. Had Ger- votes three hours for private conference. This of study for three successive years, and as long many been a generous victor, she might have won time is largely taken advantage ofs many hun- a period of practical work. Other similar the friendship of France, who at that time was dreds coming to see him. A home called the schools have been opened by other missions. inclined to throw the blame for the quickly in- "Home for Persecuted Christian Jews and In- cited war upon Louis Napoleon, where it no quirers," located at 65 Avenue D, has been of doubt properly belonged. But Germany was Let the heralds of the cross, before they have the greatest help to the work. In one year 3000 thoroughly mastered the language of the people not content with defeating France, or even with meals were provided, while 625 beds were occu- to whom they are sent, beware, lest in their ig- taking from her a full money indemnity for the pied. Mr. Warszawiak is assisted by ex-Rabbi norance they preach deadly heresy. Rev. W. E. expenses of the war. She went farther, and seized Leopold Kohn, Mr. Simon Goodhart, Mr. and Bromilow has this to confess concerning himself Mrs. Cruickshank, and Miss Mabel Alwater. a large portion of French territory. This was a in the early days of his work in New ^Guinea: '' I remember that through the peculiar affirma- greater affront than the high-spirited people of A missionary thus speaks of a congregation at tives and negatives I misunderstood a native France would endure. Time has fully demon- a church service in Japan : '' Japanese audiences who was helping me in the preparation of an ad- strated that this seizure of Alsace-Lorraine was are models of politeness. No one yawns, snaps his dress, and I said with all earnestness, ' Geabo the greatest blunder in statesmanship that Bis- watch, shuffles his feet, or goes out, even though ua ona 'ai ' aila. • Ona 'ai ' aila i to umalina marck ever made. A generous foe may easily be- the speaker is talking in an unknown tongue. sinabwana.' ' Do not speak the truth. To come a friend; but when a nation is not only Every eye is upon the speaker. When he begins speak the truth is very bad.' For months we defeated but despoiled, and its national pride to speak, he is greeted by a polite obeisance used the expression, 'Goseda i to 'umalina,' in the Lord's prayer for ' Him the evil one,' when subjected to an extreme and unnecessary humilia- from every one in the audience; and when he concludes, another low bow from every one in the it really means ' our friend the evil one.' I had tion, a desire for revenge is engendered, which room says silently, ' I thank you.' After the often heard this word ' goseda"1 and from inter- makes a stable peace very doubtful. address another song, a prayer, and benediction, preters and others learned that it was used like As soon as peace was established, the increased and then what? A grabbing of hats and canes our pronouns ' he' and ' him.' I tried it often, armament of France suggested her determination and overcoats, and a ' break ' for the door?—Ah ! and it was always ' goseda. ' But one day I caught for another and more satisfactory settlement of no ; the Japanese have not learned thus to close the word ' gosiagu ' and found out that it meant the question. Alarmed at the wonderful recu- their worship. All drop into their seats again ; ' my friend,' whereupon I asked for ' our friend ' perative energy manifested by France, and her for a full minute they sit with covered eyes and and other forms, and I then ascertained that I bowed heads, and then slowly and reverently had been calling the evil one ' our friend,' be- growing military power, Germany also increased pass out of the church or break up into little cause this term is in constant use in the place of her army, and finally she secured for allies both groups.' •' the name of any one." Austria and Italy. This latter action was no doubt
  7. 7. AUGUST 28, 1894]' ADVENT REVIEW AND SABBATH HERALD. 551 intended as a defense against an assault from sight and smell of blood infuriated the old THE EASTERN EMBROGLIO. France, which country was regarded as the men- inquisitors, so will the cry of oppression seem to ace of the peace of Europe ; but an alliance of these misguided men to be the token of their tri- CHINA and Japan are close neighbors, as will such great proportions was considered a greater umph. But other men, with more perfect percep- be seen by the outline map published herewith. menace, both by France and Kussia. The tion and perhaps more honest hearts, will see Japan is an island empire, having an area of 147,- Franco-Russian alliance is therefore entirely due where truth and justice lie, and some will choose 655 square miles. It is smaller by 10,000 than to the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria, and the thorny path of obedience to God. California, and somewhat less than Illinois, In- Italy. And now we have five nations of Europe G. o. T. diana, and Michigan combined. The population arrayed in hostile attitudes, each one having a is 40,000,000. The Chinese empire covers al- SUNDAY IN THE UNITED STATES AEMY. most 1,337,000 square miles, and contains nearly larger army than Napoleon I. ever commanded, and equipped with such weapons of destruction 400,000,000 people. Thus it will be seen that THE case of Private Soldier Cedarquist, who as he never dreamed of; and France, defeated the odds in size are about ten to one in ,favor of refused to go on targetnpractice on Sunday, the and despoiled in 1871, carries her burden the China. And when we consider the corporeal size punishment inflicted upon him by his superior easiest of them all. France and Russia together of individuals in each territory, the same discrep- officer, and the subsequent action of the War can now place in the field a mill ion more men and ancy appears, though probably in not so great pro- Department in releasing him and ordering a seventeen hundred mare cannon than the Triple portion. The Japanese are not a stalwart race ; trial by court-martial of the officer who ordered All iance. but what they lack in size and numbers they seem his punishment, have before been noted in these All these immense armies are prepared and so far to more than make up in vigor and alacrity. columns. There is one point, however, that is sustained for wwr. To talk as many European worthy of mention in connection with this affair statesmen do about these great armies being*kept that probably is not generally known. in the interests of peace, is the veriest nonsense. The War Department at the first determined Siberian blood-hounds are not kept for house- to sustain the action of the officer! We learn hold pets, nor are armies maintained for peaceful this interesting fact from the Christian Nation purposes. The talk of disarmament and the of Aug. 15. It appears that when the case actual preparation for war go on together, and first came before the public, the editor of the some day Europe will witness such scenes of car- above-mentioned paper addressed a letter to the nage as have not been seen since the days of the War Department, protesting against the punish- first Napoleon. Disarmament will not come ment of the soldier for his disobedience of until some bloody results of all these years of orders. To this letter a reply was received from preparation have been attained, and the map of the Assistant Secretary of War, justifying the Europe be arranged as the fortunes of war shall officer, and making the following statement : — determine. M. E, K. "It is not the opinion of this department that Private Chas. 0. Cedarquist ought to receive a pardon. SHALL HE PAY HIS FINE? His punishment is very proper, and, as mitigated, is exceedingly mild. It is thought that upon reflection you will see that it is simply impossible that any A GENTLEMAN in Indiana writes us that he does soldier should be made the judge of the necessity of an not accept the statement made a few numbers order given him. And inasmuch as there is no question since in the REVIEW, that the imprisonment of em- about the disobedience of Private Cedarquist, his punishment followed as a matter of course. bodies is of but minor consequence ; and backs "Your general sentiments are very proper and are up his opinion of the importance of personal concurred in; but it is thought that to pardon Private It will be noticed that Corea is a peninsula Cedarquist would be subversive of discipline, without freedom by authorizing the Religious Liberty which an army is worse than useless. occupying a position between the two countries. Association to pay up brother Capps's fine and "You will observe that the question of the advisa- It is a dependent country, and the present struggle costs, and draw on him for the amount. We bility of target-practice on Sunday is not the one which is over the question as to who shall exercise the presents itself. Permit me to say, further, that the de- trust that all will realize that we were speaking partment is, taking the proper action in this matter aside controlling influence. This has nominally been comparatively of the importance of maintaining from the status of Private Cedarquist." in the hands of China; but Japan insists that principles, rather than contemptuously of per- The above was the position of the War De- it shall be equally shared; or in plainer terms, sonal liberty. To voluntarily pay a fine would partment until the great hue and cry of the relig- shall be surrendered into her hands. It will also be to surrender, in a great measure, the princi- ious press led the President to interfere, reverse be seen that the Russian Asiatic dominions join ple ; there are hundreds of his own brethren, the opinion of the War Department, release the Corea on the north. Consequently Russia is by who would feel it a privilege to do that, if it soldier, and order the trial of the officer. The no means a disinterested spectator of the trouble. werer ight; but it is for this reason that brother whole affair is suggestive of the grip which the British interests in that vicinity are very impor- Capps remains in jail. We cannot consistently religious element has upon the government. tant, and so also are those of other western nations become a party to an outrageous usurpation of We have no words of condemnation for Pri- though to a lesser degree. power over men's consciences, by voluntarily sub- vate Cedarquist. His rights of conscience are Thus far the fortunes of war seem to favor the mitting, and thus recognizing the right of the as dear to him as ours are to us. At the same Japanese, though news is meager and uncertain. authorities to inflict punishment upon a man for time, we shall.hold that^he is out of his place in These nations having been regarded as the Ish- peaceably following his own convictions ; and his the army. Moral questions, particularly-if'con- maelites of the human race, the more '' select'' unjust imprisonment is a mighty protest against ducted on Christian lines, cannot come into the nations are inclined to look upon their war with religious bigotry. This and other kind offers army, if any real service is expected of it. A indifference as to the bloodshed and misery from disinterested friends will be placed before man whose Christian conscience will not allow they may inflict upon each other. The sole brother Capps, and it will be for him to accept him to shoot at a mark on Sunday, but who anxiety of so-called Christian governments seems if he chooses. Should he do so, it will be with has no compunction in regard to shooting at to be centered in their own individual interests. the understanding that since others outside out- men on Monday, has a conscience too compli- The Japanese and Chinese may kill and de- ranks desire to share the burden of injustice and cated for a soldier. It is very suggestive of the stroy among themselves for the entertainment of join the protest against it, it is their privilege to Russian robber who murdered and robbed a man, the rest of the world ; but when the end comes, do so. We do not court persecution. We simply but refrained from taking some meat the victim and the strength or wrath of one or both are ex- demand our rights ; and we are thankful for the was carrying home, because it was during the time hausted, then the great powers will be ready to many assurances of sympathy that come to us when the church forbade meat-eating! The come forward and dictate just how the trouble from our fellow-citizens. The deep injustice in- court-martial which was ordered by the President shall be settled. It is not to be supposed that flicted upon this citizen of free America appeals to try Major Worth has acquitted that officer of England or Russia would allow any settlement to all lovers of liberty and equality. all blame, holding that the circumstances fully that affected their interests adversely. How The inherent weakness of the Sunday cause justified his action. Now let Cedarquist be much more humane it would be for these and drives its reckless advocates to. desperate meas- discharged from the army, and take some other great countries to separate the fighters and ures. We have no reason to suppose that the peaceful employment, where he will not be dictate terms of peace now, rather than at the men who stand back of this crusade against free- compelled to shoot at a target or a man on end of a barbarous and destructive war. dom will sicken of their gruesome work. As the Sunday. M. B. K. G. 0. T.

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