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THE SCRUTINIES tartllng Presentation of Com ing Events. IftSTOR RUSSELL'S VIEWS, hurchss of Ail Denomination* and th» Civil Powers of Earth Are About to Unit* In Common Cause—Powerful Influence Preparing For the Battle •f Armageddon—A Reign of Anarchy Will Be the Result of the Warfart Until The Messiah Takes Control. Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 3. li Brooklyn Academy of Music was crowded to the lim it today to bear Pastor Russell's discourse on tlie "Battle of Arma geddon." His text was: "He gathered them together unto a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon." PASTOR. fcUSSELLI tevelatlon xvi. 10.) The speaker said: Armageddon in the Hebrew signifies ie "Hill of Megiddo," or Mount of De ructlon. It was famous as a battle ild in Old Testament times. The Lord has seen fit to associate the ime Armageddon, with the great con oversy between Truth and Error, ?ht and wrong, God and Mamuion. Jtl) which this age will close, perish, |d the New Age of Messiah's glory ushered in. He has purposely used jhly symbolical figures of speech in last book of the Bible, evidently |th a view to hiding certain impor- Dt truths until the due time for theii realment. But even in the due time, we Bible assures us, "None of the •(ricked shall understand" (Daniel xii. 0V 10)—none who are out of heart har mony with God—but only the wise of Hla people—the "wise virgin" class of tlto Master's parable. 1 have long avoided presentation of my understanding of our text and its context. 1 take It up now by request and because 1 believe it is due time to be understood. 1 disclaim any special Inspiration. In some particulars my views agree with those of other Bible students, and in other respects they disagree. Each bearer must use his own Judgment, do his own Bible study, and reach bis own conclusions. Kindly remember that 1 am not re onslble for the figures of speech used [the Lord. My interpretations do in constitnte a terrible arraignment Institutions which we have all rever rticed and which embrace good people. «f good words and good works. God's saintly people in these various institu tions, being comparatively few, are Ignored when systems as a whole are dealt with in prophecy. The Dragon, Beast, False Prophet. v'*)ur context tells us that three iin spirits (teachings) will go forth bm tie mouths of the Dragon, the |ast and the False Prophet, and these ee will be in accord, and symbolleal the doctrines are represented by *|togs." These three doctrines are to Jifcve a mighty Influence throughout the Civilized earth. They are to gather 1ke kings and their armies to the great Battle of Armageddon. Dhe ecclesiastical kings and princes, jd their retinues of clergy and falth adherents, will be gathered in solid Janx—Protestant and Catholic. The ngs and captains of Industry, and as ny as can be Influenced by them, 111 be gathered to the same side. The lltlcal kings and princes, with ail "lr henchmen and retainers, will fol ln line on the same side. The anclal kings and merchant princes, I whom they can Influence by the st gigantic power ever yet exercls ln the world, will Join the same "e, according to this prophecy. "doctrines of demons." repre ited by the "frogs." will lead many people in this great army to as an attitude quite contrary to preference. For a time the aeels of liberty and progress will be aed backward and medieval re »ints will be considered necessary self-preservation—for the malnte of the present order of things, giving this Interpretation, It is essary for us to Indicate what is bollzed by the Dragon, the Beast, the False Prophet Bible students nearly all denominations agree with that the "Dragon" of Revelation resents the purely Civil Power, testant Interpreters generally agree the "Beast like a leopard" (Reve "on *111, 2) represents the Papacy, fewer still, we fear, will be ready support our view that Protestantism ie "Image of the Beast" (Revelation 15) in our context given another e, "the False Prophet" We urge one to accept our Interpretation, shall we think hard of any who ise it. We will neither slander nor erwlse injure them now, nor threat them with eternal torture. They ve the same right to their views that have, and the sume right to make known to others. And I, for will be very glad to consider any ng which opponents may set forth their Interpretations of our text. "Unclean Spirits Like Frogs." symbolisms of Scripture, rlght underotood. are always forceful, an the Hol.v Spirit used a "frog" symbolically rep r—ant cartala •octriues or teachings, we m.-iy he sure the true application will tit u..|| A frog lias a saye I,a ivi,*. ii„ik It swells itself ii| in an a:!it-tit en deavor to impress tile lieli.Mei\ Its great mouth well represents lis ellief power. nse»l te itumU Ajplyinir iliese symbols, we le:irn that an ev:! spirit, e. te.-ichini Will come frnm the rutest.-mt eluikhes federated, from tlie ciHtivh or Koine, and from the civil authorities. all in full Agreement. spirit of all tvill be boastful: an air superior wisdom and knowle'H'e will he proudly assum ed—all v.-iiI eroal ill l:ar:mny. All will tell of dire resul:s Hint would follow, involving tite iutoresrs of both the present and tlie future life, if tlieir counsel be not followed. However con flicting the ereeds. the dill'erences will be ignored in the general proposition that nothing ancient must be disturb ed, or looked into, or repudiated. The Divine authority of the Church, and the divine right of kings, aside from the Clmivh. will not be allowed to eontiiet. Any persons or teachings In eonllict Willi these boastful and un •crtptural claims will he branded as everything \-',v. at Hie mouths of these "frogs" speaking from pulpits and platforms anil through the religious and secular press The nobler senti ments of some will be strangled by the philosophy of the same evil spirit which spoke ihroimli Caiaplms. the high pries!, respecting .lesus. As Caia plms declared it expedient, to commit a crime in vioi-ition of justice, human and Divine, to be rid of .lesus and Ills teachings, so this ••frog'' spirit will ap prove of every violation of principle hecessnry to their self-protection. The croaking of these "frog" spirits or doctrines will gather the kings and princes, tiuanoial. political, religious Mid industrial into one great annv. The spirit of fear, inspired by the croakings of these "frogs," will scourge the passions of otherwise good and reasonable men to fury, desperation. In their blind following of these evil spirits, evil doctrines, they will be ready to sacrifice life and everything on the altar of what the.v mistakenly suppose is justice, truth and righteous ness, uuder a Divine arrangement. For a brief time, as we understand the Scriptures, these combined forces of Armageddon will triumph. Free speech, free mails, and other liberties which have come to be the very breath of the masses in our day, will be ruth lessly shut off under the plea of neces sity, ttie glory of Cod, the commands of the Church, etc. All will seem to be serene, until the great social explosion In our context described as the "groat Earthquake." An "earthquake," in symbolic lauguage. signifies social revolution, and the declaration of the context is that none like unto it ever before occurred, iRevelation xvi, IS. 19.) Jesus described it as a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation.—Matthew xxlv, 21. The Lord Will Gather Them. The false, frog-like teachings will gather together into one host the great, the rich, the wise, the learned and the kings of the earth, to battle. At this Juncture Divine Power will step for ward. and our text tells us that E shall gather the marshaled hosts to Armageddon—to the Mountain of De struction. The very thing which they sought to avert by their union, federa tion, etc., will be the very thing they will hasten. Other Scriptures tell us that God will be represented by the Great Messiah, and that He will be on the side of the masses. Thus we read In Daniel xii, 1: "At that time shall Michael [the Godlike One—Messiah| stind up"—assume authority, lie will take possession of His Kingdom in a manner little looked for by many of those who erroneously have been claiming that they were His Kingdom, and authorized by Him to reign in His name and in His stead. JestK declared, "His servants ye are unto whom ye render service." Some may be rendering service to Satan and to error, who claim to be rendering service to God and to righteousness and some of these may be serving ig norantly, as did Saul of Tarsus, who "verily thought that he did God a serv ice" in persecuting the Church. The same principle holds true reversely. As an earthly king does not hold him self responsible for the moral character of each soldier who fights in his bat tles, so the Lord does not vouch for the moral character of all who will enlist and fight on His side of any question. "His servants they are to whom they render service," whatever the motive or object prompting them. The same principles will apply in the coming Battle of Armageddon. God's side of that battle will be the people's side, and the very nondescript host, the people, will be pitted at the begin ning of the battle. Anarchists, Social ists. and hot-headed radicals of every school of reason and unreason, will be In the forefront of that battle. The majority of the poor and the middle class prefer peace at almost any price. A comparatively small number. God's consecrated people, will at heart be longing for Messiah's Kingdom. These will bide the Lord's time and wait pa tiently for it: they will be of good courage, knowing the outcome outlined In tlie "more sure word of prophecy," to which they have done well to take heed, "as unto a light shining in a dark place until the Day dawn."-11 Peter 1, l'.i The masses will lie restless of their restraints, but will be conscious of their own weakness as compared to the kings and princes, financial, religious and political, which will then hold sway. Beside?, the masses have no sympathy with anarchy. They realize truly that the worst form of govern ment Is lietter than none. The masses will seek relief through the ballot trnd peaceful re-adjustment of earth's at tain for the elimination of evil, for I the placing of monopolies and utilities and the supplies of nature In the hands of the people for the public good. The crisis will'be reached when the hither to upholders of law shall become vio lators of the law and resistors of the will of the majority as expressed by the ballot. Fear for the future will lead the well-meaning masses to desper ation: and anarchy wil| result when Socialism fails. The Cloud's Silver Lining. Horrible would be this outlook for the future did we not have the infalli ble Word of God assuring us of a glorious outcome: Divine Wisdom has withheld until our day the great knowl edge and skill which is at the same time breeding millionaires aud discon tents. Had God lifted the veil a thou sand years sooner, the world would have lined up for its Armageddon a thousand years sooner. But that would have been too soon for the li vine purpose, because Messiah's King dom is to lie the great Thousaud Year-fabbath of the world's history. God in kindness veiled our eyes until the time when the gathering to Ar mageddon would immediately precede Messiah's taking to Himself His great power, and beginning His reign.—Reve lation xi. 17. IS "Send Them Strong Delusions." St. Paul wrote prophetically of our time, that, it would be one of serious trial and testing to many professing to be Christians. The reason for this lie states—they received not the Truth in the love of it. (li Thessalonians ii, 10, 11.) They preferred their own errone ous theories, the Apostle explains, and therefore Cod will give them over to a "strong delusion." and let them believe the lie which they preferred, and let them suffer for missing the Truth which they did not love. Thus they will be in the condemned host, "fight ing against God," because of their lack of love for the Truth. It is sad to say that we all as Chris tians have been laboring under a thor ough delusion respecting God's Plan. We have claimed that Christ set up His Church in Kingdom power, and that tlie Church has been reigning on the earth as His representative. On the strength of this delusion, Jews and heretics have been persecuted to death as opponents to Christ's Kingdom. All the while we thoughtlessly repeated the Lord's prayer: "Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth, as in Heaven." We knew that the Redeemer said that, He would come again to make us His Bride and joint-heirs: but we ignored tlie Scriptures. We were drunk, as the Scriptures symbolically say, "all nations were drunk" with the false doctrine. It is this false doctrine that will constitute the "frog" spirit which soon will begin to croak and to prepare for Armageddon. The Bible presentation is that the I world is section of the universe in I rebellion against Divine authority, un der the captaincy of Satan and his as sociated fallen angels. By Divine grace .Testis has already "tasted death for every man.'' and the merit of that sac rifice must, eventually, grant Adam and his posterity a full, fair opportunity for the attainment of everlasting life. All who thus seek the Divine program and are walking in the light may know something at least respecting the "times and seasons." These brethren "are not in darkness, that that day Land that battle of Armageddon! should overtake" them "as a thief" un awares. Armageddon Not Yet but Soon. For forty years the Armageddon forces have been mustering for both sides of the eonllict. Strikes, lockouts and riots, great and small, have been merely Incidental skirmishes as the belligerent parties crossed each other's paths. Court and Army scandals in Europe, Insurance. Trust and Court scandals in America, have shaken pub lic confidence. Dynamite plots, charg ed by turns on employees and on em ployers, have further shaken confi dence and tended to make each dis trustful of the other. Bitter and angry feelings on both sides are more and more manifest The lines of battle are daily becoming more distinctly marked. Nevertheless Armageddon cannot yet be fought. Other matters intervene, according to prophecy. Gentile times have still two years to run. The "Image of the Beast" of our context must yet receive life— power. The Image must be transformed from a mere mechanism to a living force. Protestant Federation realizes that its organization will still be futile unless It receive virilization—unless its clergy directly or indirectly shall be recog nized as possessed of apostolic ordina tion and authority to teach. This the prophecy indicates will come from the two horned beast, which, we believe, symbolically represents the Church of England. High-handed activities of Protestantism and Catholicism, operat ing in conjunction for the suppression of human liberties, await this vivifying of the Image. This may come soon, but Armageddon cannot precede it but must follow-perhaps a year after it, according to our view of the Prophecy. Still another tiling intervenes: Al though the Jews are gradually flowing into Palestine, gradually obtaining con trol of the land of Canaan, and al though re|x-rts say that already nine teen millionaires are there, neverthe less prophecy requires an evidently larger number of wealthy Hebrews to be there before the Armageddon crisis be reached. Indeed we understand that "Jacob's trouble" In the Holy Land will come at the very close of Armageddon. Then Messiah's King dom will begin to be manifested. Thenceforth Israel In the land of prom ise will gradually rise from the ashes of the past to the grandeur of proph ecy. Through Its Divinely appointed princes Messiah's Kingdom, all-power ful but Invisible, will begin to roll away the curse aud to lift up mankind. ROYAL BANNGPOWDER Adds Healthful Quallftestothelbod Prof. Prescott, of How's This? We ol'IVr Olio )Imidi't'd Dol lars Howard for any case of Ca tnrrli tihat cannot lx cured by Hall's Catarrh dure. •!. Cheney & Co., Toledo, We, 1he -undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by his firm. National Kink of Commerce. Toledo. (). Hall's Catarrh On re is taken internally, acting di'roet'ly upon 111 the blood and mucous surfaces of the syslein. Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents per but He. Solid, by all druggists. Take Hall's Family Pills for const ipal ion. ALL TIRED OUT Hundreds More in Sis* ton in, tbr Same Plight.. Tired, all lie time Weary and wofrn out night ami day. Hack aches head acjies Your kidneys are proba lily weakened. You should help t.heni in their work. Let. a Nisseton cilizen lell you how. Mrs. Charles Nan ford-, .Main St.. Sisseton, S. D.. says: "For a year or two 1 was troubled by a tired, worn-out feeling. I could not rest well and on getting up in the morning, hardly had strength enough to move. I felt nervous and was miserable in every way. One day happened to rea.d about Do-an's Kidney Pills and got ,-i box from the Palace Drug Store. They permanently ctir -d me. You may continue to publish my for mer testimonial." For sale by ail] dealers. 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, .sole agents for the United States. Remember the name I loan's and. taJce no other. 1 "Tk*amly the University of Michigan, testified before the Pure Food Committee of Congress, that the acid of grapes held highest rank as an article of food and he regarded the re sults from baking with cream of tartar baking powder as favorable to health. Royal is the only Baking Powder made fro-- Crcar*. r£ .TV-• Notice. The gentleman semling me the largest lwickage of laundry work the week beginning Dec. Lst, will receive a ticket entitling li.im 1o One Dollars Worth of Barber Work at either of tlie foil lowing barber sihops in the city: Max DaidV K. W. Kriek.son W m. Swa.uison. Tlhi-s offer will be made everv Week. (22-2.TI The cheapest plowing in the Dakota* is now being done by the mlml-bmrning Why wait till Spring Sjisseton llaiiid Laun-drv. F.K.& T. ("Slander. Props. For Hent .'i rooms suitable for light, housekeeping or for liv ing rooms. jii(|uirc at this of Pi ee. (22t.f) Fine list of first-class improv ed farms for .sale O. 10. Lien, Sisseton, S. D. (6tf) Many employers prefer gradu ates of the Sioux Falls Business College, Nioux Falls, S. Dak. If you enroll with his school you will soon have a good position. If you waul, the highest, cash price for mink', skunk", weasel an muskrat. sell t,|iem lo Sellindlei Bros. (22-: 1.1:'!') Perfectly good old papers for sale at this office. Pig bunch for a nickel. The largest stock of watches, clocks and jewelry in Koberts county at A. 0- Tostenson's, and prices are right. Warrant Call All warrant up to and includ ing Register No. 2230 of the city of Sisseton, S. D.,arecalled for payment. Interest ceases on the date of this notice. Dated this 20th day of Novem ber 1912. E. C. Gamm, City Treasurer, Cut Costs on Fall Work ILL tnguu—Swttfttakm Wmntr at Wuuuptg." This Tractor burns kerosene, or, cheaper still, it burns DISTILLATE It is the only Tractor that burns these cheap fuels, with out trouble, and all the time. It won the GOLD MEDAL and the SWEEPSTAKES in the big contest at Winnipeg. Also, it won all the tests over all other tractors. to get one of these powerful work-eating Tractors Better use it to plow this fall and hold the snow. Use it for SHREDDING, THRESHING. BALING. HAULING. Atk Any QyutHom* You LOm About nm Machines. tllMELY PR0WC1S CO.. Inc. PmHt-Fmm.xg MacUmttj. Aberdaea. Pu**,Craad Foriu. Minot, Stew Falh. «r TiU, lad. 0or Oil-'Boning OU-Tmll Tr* ites. FalkKcma KEatfat Ilk.*. Maail*r« KacEa«lM.UI»17«h.». LIME FOR SOILS Crop Growth Indicative of Condition of the Soil—Lime is Important for Crowing Leguminous Crops—Man ure Spreader May Be Used for Ap plying Lime Mr. (. ('. Kostel. Marble. Washing Ion. writes as follows: "l'lease let Me Know if inr mountains of lime rock iicrc in Stevens county could be utilizer! tor commercial fertilizer by grimlinr i' fine without first burning." T'nluirned but finely ground lime stone is best foi correcting soilacidit. The use of I'm" on soils is beneficial in places where calcium if- deficient. Some crops require mor^calcium than others. This is espcc^lly true of clovers, alfalfa, and other leguminous crops Whether the soil requires calcium depends upon its condition, and this eim be determined by one of two methods either Ity a close examina tion of the plant growth or by the use of litmus paper. If you find horse sorrel present in large quantities it. indicates that your soil requires calcium also, if clovers do not grow well that is an Indication that cal cium is lacking. By the use of litmus papers, which may be purchased at almost any dm store, von will be able to determine whether your soil is acid. Take a Rmall quantity of moist soil and press It around the paper for ten or lift eon minutes. If the blue paper Is turned to pinkish or reddisli color, it will indicate that your soil is acid and an application of I into tt'W he beneficial. There are several (nt least ten) forma of commercial lime on the market. The best form to use is tlnely ground limestone. First: because it Is cheap est. and, second: the effect oil the humus is not so serious as with other forms of lime especially caustic or quick lime. The action of finely ground limestone in its attack on the vegetable matter is less noticeable than with other forms of lime. The amounts to apply depend on how badlv yonr soil requires calcium, and also upon the available supply of lime stone. We have known of Instances where us high as eight tons have been applied to the acre with good results, and as low as a ton or a ton and a half has been used very satisfactorily. The usual amount varies from three to six tons to the acre. This material should be supplied to the surface after the seed bed is prepared, and harrowed In by the use of a peg-tootli or disk harrow. II may be scattered by tho use of a manure spreader in fact, this Is the usual machine for applying finely ground limestone. DESTROYING GRASSHOPPERS Reply to Jacob MnthlaBon, Walnnt Grove, .Minn. "Please send by m!ifl directions for killing grasshop pers." lieforc attempting to Rive a romfdy for tlx* rcrasslionper plague, few words in regard to its early stages of growth will not be out of place. In order for the grasshopper to multiply to any extent., the soil In which tho eggs are laid must lie undisturbed and there must be an abundance of food available. The most favorable con dition for grasshopper development seems to be found In the alfalfa sec tions of the west. Where It is possible, one of the best preventive measures is to cultivate the ground. Tho soil need not be disturbed below the first two inches of surface, for most of the eggs are deposited very shallow. We fully realize that in many cases this cannot be done so as to completely destroy the grasshopper, but where it 1b possible to plow and cultivate In the fall, the number can be greatly de creased. There are two ways of destroying the adult or grown grasshopper. One is by the use of the hopper dozer. Various forms are in use, but one that has given very good satisfaction can he built of sheet iron, ten or twelve feet long, and about twenty-six inches wide, with a board across the back, against which the grasshoppers will fly and then fall into the bottom of the hopper dozer. The bottom of the hop per dozer should be made water tight, so that a tpiantity of water may be poured Into it. also a small quantity of kerosene. The hopper dozer should be mounted on low skids or small wheels and drawn by one or more horses The grasshoppers will be collected In the hopper dozer and killed by coming In contact with the kerosene. This whole structure is rather inexpensivp and haB proved a very good method of destroying the grasshopper. The bureau of entomology of the United States Department of Agri culture has recommended a poisoned halt, which is known as the "crlddle mixture," and has given very good results In some sections. The mix ture Is made as follows: One-half barrel fresh horse drop pings. in which is mixed one pound each of salt and parts green. If the droppings are not fresh, the salt Is dissolved in water and mixed with the manure and poison. Then this mixture Is scattered freely about, where the grasshoppers are abundant. Dr. Fletcher, entomologist for the Dominion of Canada, cites an Instance where this poison mixture was scattered around a portion of the field, with the result that this portion staved green while the grasshoppers seriously injured other parts of the same field. Th* criddle mixture has been preferred tc other brands of poi son because Its eTc-ct on other forms of animal life is rot so serious. Before the frost Is the time to pre pare for next year's crop by selecting seed corn iu the fle d.