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EDITION The Roundup Record PART THREE VOLUME V.—NUMBER 1. ROUNDUP, MUSSELSHELL COUNTY, MONTANA. FRIDAY MARCH 29. 1912. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE Resurrection OF JESUS By REV. G. EDWARD HUTT Pastor FirstMethodist Episcopal Church TEXT : "He is not here, but is risen" Luke 24:6. M ORE than nineteen hundred years ago the greatest event in the history of the world took place. A young man, who had led a very remarkable life for about three years in Gallilee and Judea^ in healing all kinds of diseases, in restoring sight to the blind, in giving life to the dead and restoring them to their loved ones, and befriending all who were in need. This young man, although a friend of men and a helper of the needy, was accused of treason, tried and convicted and sentenced to death. He was to die the most ignominious death known—that of crucifixion. He was cruci fied with two criminals. He was treated better than the usual criminal, for his body was given to his friends for burial whereas most criminals were not given burial. A strange thing occurred on the third day after the burial. Some of the women who loved this young man came early in the morning of the first day of the week to finish the preparation for burial, for when the body was laid away the Sabbath drew near and they did not have time to complete the burial. When they arrived they found the tomb empty. They were surprised. They were disappointed. Jesus was not there. They went away sorrowfully. But Mary Magdelene wept and as she wept someone spoke to her, saying, "Mary, why weepest thou?" Mary knew that voice. She knew it was Jesus. He was her Savior. She worshipped Him. Then He appeared to Peter alone on that first day. Ah, what a privilege for Peter ! We have no account of that meet ing, but it must have meant much to Peter, for Peter had denied Jesus on the night of the betrayal; not only had he denied Him, but he cursed and swore. But now- Jesus is favoring him with a visit alone. No wonder Peter could preach on the day of Pentecost with such eloquence and power that three thousand souls would give allegiance to Jesus as their Savior. He appeared to the two disciples on their way to Emmaus ; He appeared to all the disciples save Thomas on that first day; He appeared to all the dis ciples on the next Sunday ; then to the seven while they were fishing; He appeared to all the disciples in the mountains of Gallilee; He appeared to five hundred people at one time; then he appeared to His brother, James, and lastly to the apostles at Pethany on the day of the Ascension. Why recall all of these appearances after the resurrection? To show that the resur rection faith is based upon the resurrection fact. The Christian church is built upon the resurrection faith and if there is no resur rection fact to sustain the resurrection faith then it is built upon a foundation of sand and cannot stand. If Jesus did not rise, then we are preach ing a false faith and raising a false hope. As Paul says, "If Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain ; your faith also is vain and we are of all men most miserable." The whole plan of redemption, His miracu lous birth, His excellent life and beautiful ex ample, His crucifixion and death are all vain if He "be not raised from the dead." But, listen, Christ was raised from the dead. This fact is as well attested too as any fact in history. We believe not in a dead Christ but in a living Savior. We look not into an empty tomb but to the throne of the Father on high. Our hope is not in one who was vanquished, but in one who tri umphed over every foe, even the last enemy —death and the grave. This glad Easter time, when nature re minds us of the resurrection—the grasses, the flowers and the trees returning to life again—we look away to the skies and be hold the Risen Savior, and say, with the poet, 'Tis the spring of souls today : Christ hath burst his prison, From the frost and gloom of death Light and life have risen. All the winter of our sins, V 3> L w SA.EDG JsZii mm - m A IS'S Hn €aster Cbougbt Suggested by fiofmann's picture of Christ and tbe Rich Young JMan. Copyright, 1912. by American Press Associât I e do not know the beauty of ftls face. Hnd yet no countenance has been so wrought Upon by artists, seeking thus to trace In outward guise the the glory of Fils thought IClc do not know the music of bis speech, Hnd yet no words have ever lived so long Nor had such power the hearts of men to reach In precept or in song. H ND now and then some band divinely gifted has limned a likeness that, however dim, has made us dream Clme's curtain had oeen lifted Hnd we were privileged to look on him. Xwas such transcribed this vision, for If ever Che face Divine by mortal art was shown de have It here to charm the world forever. Chese features are his own. Birth and Growth of The Record F OUR years ago this week the first issue of The Roundup Record made its ap pearance. A new town had been born and it was as natural as the day follows the night that a newspaper found its home here soon after. It was an unpretentious sheet to start with as the facilities afforded at that time were not of such a nature to permit the publication of a big metropolitan newspaper. Freight service from the East had not yet been regularly established and when the time came for the publication of the initial number it was found that there were shy a number of the essential things with which to get out a newspaper. This, however, did not hinder the wheels of progress. With an empty type case as a desk and a nail keg as an editorial chair, the copy of the first edition was written and work on the mechanical end commenced with some drawbacks. The forms were finally put to press and on Fri day, April 3, 1908, the first copy of The Roundup Record was drawn from the blan ket of an Army hand press. The few resi dents of Roundup at that time could hardly realize that the town had already grown to a size where it needed a newspaper about as bad as it needed anything, and the first issue was somewhat of a novelty. The boosting spirit had already manifested itself at this Long and dark, is flying From his light to whom we give Thanks and praise undying. "Hallelujahnow we cry To our King immortal, Who, triumphant, burst the bars Of the tomb's dark portal; ",Hallelujah" with the Son, God, the Father, praising; "Hallelujah" yet again To the Spirit raising. T OCl know the scene—hove one hod come to find Gtcrnal life through doing God's commandai how by blo very mien may be divined Che Lord's reply i how eloquent hie hand»! If thou vcouldet gain the riches» that endure, Che wealth that wastes not, and "wouldst perfect be, 6c!t that thou hast and give it to the poor Hnd come and follow Me." C "'1 IV6 Is the key-word—give; give of your treasure t *J| Give health and happiness: give heart and mind i Give from a hcapened and o'erflowing measure Of service unto God and humankind -, Give of your solace to the broken hearted i Give of your life till self (s sacrificed, for only by your giving Is Imparted Che message of the Christ. early stage and Volume 1 , Number 1 of The Record was replete with desriptions of the re sources and advantages of Roundup and pre dictions of the future greatness of the city. The path of The Record was not all strewn with roses. About the worst diffi culty encountered was the mailing of the weekly edition which soon reached a com fortable figure in point of circulation. The new town did not yet boast of a postoffice, the office not yet having been moved over irom Old Roundup. The papers had to be mailed there, going out from there by stage. It usually required about two weeks for the t aper to reach Lewistown, then our county seat. Not until June 22, 1908, was railway mail service established. The growth of The Record has been synonymous with the growth of Roundup in fact the publisher has always aimed to keep a little ahead if such a thing was pos sible. Before it was a year old the old Army hand press was discarded and a power press and gasoline engine installed. Other labor aving machinery and new material was con stantly added, electric power was substitut ed for "Old Maud," the gasoline engine, and newspaper publishing became a pleasure. By far the greatest improvement The Record has undertaken was the installation of a Mergenthaler Linotype which was added to ilie plant last October and is now in daily operation in this office. The Record now boasts of one of the best equipped newspaper offices in the state of Montana. During its career The Record has exper ienced only one event of a disastrous nature and that was the fire on November 17, 1911, which partially destroyed the plant. With out losing an issue, however, the work of re construction was immediately commenced and The Record emerged better than ever. The Meaning Of EASTER By REA'. LA ROY A. LTPPITT Pastor First Congregational Church 7 E A 7 : "It a man die, shall he live again?" Job i.j-.i /. I t A MAX die, shall he live again?" For centuries that was the supreme query of mankind; the quiry that none could ans wer though the wisest sought to, and the most ignorant wondered. For within man was something that told him that when he laid his dead away, that was not the last. There was something within him, he knew not what, that he felt could not die. Yet he bttd no tangible proof to oiler in support of this instinct, either to another, who came to ask comfort in distress, or yet to himself as lie saw himself steadily and surely approach ing the black abyss. Or when, with weeping eyes and broken spirit, he saw the body of the one, long dear to him, laid away and rea lized that never again on earth could he hope to see that face or hear that voice. .lias lor him who never sees y he stars shine through the cypress trees; II ho hopeless lays his dead away. A 'or looks to see the breaking day Across the mournful marbles play. But those days are past. l ew, indeed, today in civilized lands, whether thev ac knowledge thi" Mighty Naze re ne as their Master and Savior or not ; whether they lake 1 lis name upon their lips in most solemn prayer and devotion, or whether thev take it only on their lips in prolane blasphemy; whether they live in devotion to the cause of uplifting mankind in the Spirit of the Christ and by the ways which He taught and used, ot spend their hie in a greed}' orgv, debasing their fellow men and themselves; vet. today they accept the truth first proved by Him: the truth, one of the most precious of all to mankind, li a man die, he shall live again. But when Christ rose from the dead and thereby proved the truth of His teach ing, that death was but a sleep from which men will awaken at the call of Cod, He did it not primarily to prove the fact ot immor tality, but to prove a far greater truth. No doubt it was a unique service which He ren dered to mankind in proving to them that there was a life after death, but that was so insignificant that lie Himself scarcely men tions it for itself, and men catching the em phasis have fallen into the same attitude. J he churches today do not celebrate It aster because on that day Christ manifested His power over physical death and proved that there was a future life, much as that act alone is worth}' of the celebration. The great hosts of the followers of the Christ celebrate that day because in that resurrection was proven to humanity that there was a resur rection from the death in sin as well as the death in the flesh. The Christ had in His life proclaimed a ( iod of love and forgive ness. He had claimed that He himsetf was the Son of Cod sent forth to teach men that truth and many other great truths of life. But those truths required the verification of God Himself. I he resurrection came as their verification and the verification of the life of Christ. It was the verification of the fact that God so loved mankind that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever be lieveth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Christ saw realities where we see but the shadow. Physical death he called a sleep, but to arouse men from spir itual death He came to earth and gave His life. H is idea of the comparative importance of the two is shown in His statement. It were better for a man that a millstone be hung about his neck and he be drowned in the midst of the sea than that he should cause one child that believ ed on Him to stumble. When from that rock-hewn sepulcher He came forth on the first Easter morning there arose not only Jesus, the Nazerene, not only the Christ of the living God, but with Him rose Humanity. The tomb was there opened that every soul buried by sin might find life by following Him who opened it.