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ARMAGEDDON OF
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.

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