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842 

The Christian-Evangelist 

J. H. GARRISON, Editor 

FATJI, MOORE, Assistant Editor 

.F. D. POWER,) 
B. B. TYLER, [ 
W. DURBAN, 



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CONTENTS. 

The Right Uses of Culture. Wayland Hoyt..843 

Current Events g 44 

Editorial — 

An Open Door g 4S 

■ cation and Patriotism 845 

The Marvel of Unbelief S 4? 

mments 

Editor's Easy Chair v,- 

liclea — 

Bethany Revisited. \V. T. Moore 848 

Infant Consecration, w 1 Haydeo 349 

: l Mem. Cephas Shelburne. 

emporium: Bow Can \V e Arouse Our 
ile to Their Duty to Our Colleges?. .85 1 

Budget <?;, 

from Many Fields s = 7 

Evangelistic 

Colkve Work and Plant 

Midwo k ' Mn K 

Christian Endeavor ggc 

Sunday-school ^(,- 

Thr Home Department 866 



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sanguine expectations of a year ago. 

— In answer to inquiries, will state we 
do not have Volume No. 1 of "Johnson's 
New Testament with Notes" to sell at any 
discount. We have some odd numbers of 
Volume No. 2. including the Epistles and 
Revelation^ bound in sheep and half-mo- 
rocco, that we will sell, postpaid, for $2 
and $2.50. 

— We can supply both, the 1906 and the 
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complete the International Sunday-school 
course through the Bible. This set con- 
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of almost the entire Word. We can match 
up a few incomplete sets. 

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people have lost one of their greatest 
scholars and writers. His work on the 
"Aloral and Spiritual Aspects of Baptism" 
is one of the masterpieces of our litera- 
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more to popular understanding and help- 
fulness of this great doctrine than a cart 
load of ordinary books. 

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curate index to the growth of our circula- 
tion. Many new names were added last 
week. Among them we are pleased to note 
the following clubs : 

Mattoon. 111., D. N. Wetzel, pastor 5 

Taskee Station, Mo 5 

Bryan, Texas, Jas. A. Challener, pastor 6 

Sullivan, 111., J. G. McNutt, pastor 21 

— In this, our Educational Number, the 
History of Bethany College naturally looms 
large. One of the great lives connected 
•with it was that of W. K. Pendleton, for 
many years its honored President. F. D. 
Power, in his life of W. K. • Pendleton 
($1.50), not only tells the life-story of the 
man, but also gives a complete history of 
Bethany College. 

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IN FAITH. UNITY IN OPINION AND METHODS. LIBERTY: IN AH THINGS. CHARITY: 



Volume XLIV. 



ST. LOUIS, JULY 4, 1907. 



Number 27. 



The Right Uses of Culture 



""There are some who seek to know only 
that they may know, and it is base curiosi- 
ty; and some who wish to know only that 
they may be known, and it is base vanity; 
and some who wish to know only that they 
may sell their knowledge, and it is base 
covetousness ; but there are also some who 
wish to know that they may edify, and it is 
charity; and some who wish to know that 
they may be edified, and it is heavenly pru- 
dence." 

And truer words than these of the me- 
diaeval Saint Bernard, as to the wrong use 
of culture on the one hand and as to the 
right use of it on the other, I have not 
found. 

There is a famed engraving by Albert 
Durer. It is the picture of a grand woman, 
vigorous with health, large in 'sympathy, 
with the beautiful radiance of a trained in- 
tellect setting its crown upon her brow — the 
picture of a woman able every way for the 
endeavors, the ministries, the victories, the 
joys of life. 

Culture this utmost woman means. 

About her are strewn the various imple- 
ments of knowledge and of service— scrolls 
of ancient lore, books of modern time, 
also the finely fashioned tools of scientific 
research; in her left hand she grasps a 
compass. 

But the title of the picture is Melancholia. 
With chin resting on right hand, this splen- 
did woman sits brooding in sad vacancy. 
She is mistress of much. She is skillful 
toward many things. But, instead of being 
strung with effort, she is limp and captured 
of despondency— past her the empty hours 
drift. Her whole attitude and gesture are 
a kind of despairing questioning as to 
where and how she shall apply all this she 
has acquired and has become. To what 
end?— this is at once her problem and the 
reason of her sadness. And, until that ask- 
ing find high and sufficient answer, and 
until she shall marshal all she has' and all 
she is in glad obedience to that answer, 
this radiant woman, this embodiment of 
culture, can be only defeated melancholy; 
she can never be buoyant and benignant 
triumph. 

"But there are some who also wish to 
know that they may edify, and it is charity; 
and some who wish to know that they may 
be edified, and it is heavenly prudence." 

Only, change the order of these words of 
Saint Bernard as to the right uses of cul- 
ture. Take the last clause first — "and some 



By Wayland Hoyt, 

who wish to know that they may be edified, 
and it is heavenly prudence," and I am sure 
you 'strike a truer order. First the sun, 
then the light ; first the spring, then the 
wonder of the flowers ; first the clear foun- 
tain, then the pellucid stream; first the true 
soul, then the holy deed ; fir^t the being 
edified, then the building up of others — this 
is the real order evermore. 

A first right use of culture, then, is that 
one may win a noble development of the 
self. 

And will you keep in mind here a very 
real and radical distinction, that between an 
enlightened self-interest and selfishness. If 
God should ever say to me, "Be sure you 
enter heaven, because there is only just so 
much heaven, and if you do not get in 
somebody else will ; seize your chance, 
therefore, and get in first, and so crowd 
others out" — that would be an appeal to 
selfishness. For selfishness is love of self 
beyond others. But a true and enlightened 
self-interest is a desire to be the best and 
to get the best -one can and ought, not at 
cost to others, but without injury to others. 
Certainly nothing can be truer, nothing can 
be more right, than that I — a soul weighted 
with an eternal destiny — should desire and 
determine to reach the most shining destiny 
possible for myself. It is not a question as 
toward others. Nobody will have less of 
heaven because, by God's good grace, at 
last I enter it. It is a question for myself. 
It is a question demanding answer from a 
true self-interest. And this desire for the 
best good of the self, that the soul may rise 
into the glorious realm and possession God 
means the soul 'shall rise to, is a desire 
rightful and legitimate, and one to which 
our Lord himself appeals when he beseeches 

THE SPIRIT OF HOPE. 

Say not past days were best. Believe that 
Cod, 
Of whom are all the days, hath better 
things 
For those who do His will. His store of 
good 
Exhaustless is, and He but waits to know 
His children can receive that best 
He yearns still to bestow. 

Saint Louis. Thomas Curtis Clark. 



me not to make a bad bargain for myself, 
and, though I may win the world, yet lose 
myself.. And what is true for 

"Those shining table-lands 
Where God Himself is moon and sun" 

is just as true for culture in 

"This dim, low-thoughted spot 
Which we call earth." 

It is not selfishness to seek it. It is right- 
eous self-interest to be bound to win it. 
Surely this grand woman in Albert Durer's 
picture has not been doing wrongly in 
achieving her large and many-sided culture. 
Saint Bernard would call it "heavenly pru- 
dence," and Saint Bernard would name it 
rightly. 

Whisper this into the ear of your great 
woman in Albert Durer's picture. Tell her 
that, like the apostle, she has not yet 
grasped all that for which God has grasped 
her; tell her that there is a higher knowl- 
edge for her and wider vision, and defter 
skill, and sympathy more sensitive; bid her 
gather herself to win all these — and you 
have broken _ melancholy, and dissipated a 
listless and miserable ennui which is for- 
evermore the doom of a culture which, 
knowing somewhat and being somewhat, 
will not follow on to further know and be 
— and you have filled her eye with a fresh 
light, and made tense her glorious powers 
with alertness and endeavor. 

A right use of culture is for the best and 
highest development of the self. 

"But there are some also who wish to 
know that they may edify, and it is charity," 
says Saint Bernard. If I care only to be 
edified, and not to edify, I miss a further 
most noble use of culture ; it is even possi- 
ble I change my blessing of culture into 
blight. For a second use of culture is for 
service. 

Tell this also to your grand woman in 
Albert Durer's picture : Not only, O grand 
woman, is there culture for you and for 
'self's sake, but you may not make self the 
only aim ; you may not let a right self-in- 
terest pass over into a withering selfish- 
ness. By the height of the culture the self 
has won is to be measured the width of the 
'service the self should do for others. Tell 
this to her of the famed picture and — how 
her dull eye shall flash, and every nerve 
tingle, and every power, grace, gift, range 
and rank themselves at this high behest of 
service for other's sake. And how immeas- 
urably worth the living shall life be 'felt to 
be! 



844 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 4. 1907. 




Relations With 
Japan. 



The Japanese war-scare dies as slowly 
as a decapitated snake, . thought it is just 
as surely lacking in 
any genuine vitality. 
The little flurry over 
the exclusion of Japanese school children 
from the public schools of San Francisco 
soon passed. But the jingo papers of Ja- 
pan are still howling about the inability 
or unwillingness of our federal govern- 
ment to enforce the treaty rights of Japan, 
and are throwing out dark hints of what it 
may be necessary to do if some more sat- 
isfactory guarantees are not given. The 
probability is that this war talk in Japan 
is intended for home consumption only. 
Japan, being now a civilized nation, has 
her own internal party politics, with cam- 
paigns, elections, cartoons and all the other 
paraphernalia of modern politics. She is, 
like our own country, confronted with a 
general election next year. The Progres- 
sive party in Japan, like at least one im- 
portant party in this country, is sorely in 
need of a serviceable and vote-getting is- 
sue. The papers of this party are the ones 
which are clamoring for a fearless main- 
tenance of Japanese rights in the United 
Stated. They will have all honor and re- 
spect shown to Japan by the United States 
or, so- help them, they will have war-r-r. 
This is not nearly so serious as it may 
sound. A group of perplexed politicians 
may grasp at the threat of war as an issue 
which may win them votes in an approach- 
ing election and enable them to pose as the 
only simon-pure patriots and defenders of 
the nation's honor, but the sober sense of 
Japan realizes that there is nothing to 
fight about, and is as little desirous of war 
as we are. It must be realized, of course, 
that a new nation, one which is just find- 
ing itself, is inevitably morbidly self-con- 
scious and ultra-sensitive both to praise 
and to fancied slight or injury. That was 
the condition of the United States during 
a good part of the last century, and it is 
the condition of Japan now. 

"Blatant Ik- bids the world bow down, 
< >r cringing begs a crumb of praise." 

® 

Winn Governor Hughes, of New York, 
'1 the two-cent railroad rate hill 
passed by his legis- 
lature two or three 
weeks ago, he did a 
i-ery bold tiling. Nineteen state legisla- 
tures ha d similar bills during the 
past three months, and any small politician 
•I that the governor who 
Id veto such a measure would 
bowing himself hopeli of -ouch 
with the desires of thi and giving a 
fatal bUn t,> his own popularity. But, 
like most of the bold deeds of v ,jse men. 
thi< act appi ars rath< r to have increased 
the popularit vernor rtughes, both 
in hi- ite and throughout the cottn- 



The Spirit of Im- 
patience. 



try. The reason given for the veto, as 
stated in the message which accompanied 
it. was that the action had been taken by 
the legislature without any investigation to 
determine whether or not a two-cent rate 
in N'etw York would be fair and just to the 
railroads. The recently enacted Public 
Service Commission law provides for Xew 
York a commission whose duty it shall be 
to make investigations of such matters, 
and which shall have the power to fix rates 
after investigation. To rush into the mat- 
ter of rate-fixing on nothing more than a 
general, belief that the present rates are 
too high, to be influenced in such a matter 
by the present popular wave of criticism 
and indignation against the railroads, is, 
in thei opinion of Governor Hughes, a dan- 
gerous exhibition of the "spirit of impa- 
tience." He is right in calling this one of 
the dangers of our form of government 
and of our national temperament. YYe vi- 
brate between the extremes of indifference 
and impatience. We sit still for a genera- 
tion while the seeds of injustice and greed 
are being s'ovrn and are coming into their 
harvest. We know all the while that some- 
thing ought to be done, but we hesitate to 
make the start. Then some stirring per- 
sonality or some startling event sets us go- 
ing, and we want to right all wrongs in a 
minutei without taking the time to investi- 
gate the situation calmly and critically. We 
are in danger of such a panic of reform at 
the present time. Not that .we are likely 
to get too much reform, but that, being 
conceived in excitement and executed in 
haste, it is not apt to be reform of the 
most effective and enduring type. Tt is the 
function of cool, deliberate men like Gov- 
ernor Hughes to remind us that the; prob- 
lems of industrial reform and regulation 
must be approached with less of pas = ion 
and more of reliable information if they 
are to be satisfactorily solved. 

Air. E. H. Harriman was arrested the 
other day, just as any plain citizen with 
less than a million 
A Capitalist niigh t have been. Re- 
Caught. bates? 0h) no Com _ 

bination in restraint of trade? Not at all. 
Violation of the Sherman antitrust act? By 
no means. He had wilfully and wanton- 
ly disregarded the regulations about keep- 
ing out of the course at the Yale-Harvard 
boat race, and insisted on following the 
race in his motor boat by the side of the 
referee's boat. After being duly warned 
by the naval officer who had charge of the 
policing of the course, he was arrested 
and held captive on a revenue cutter until 
thi race was over, and still has to face a 
prosecution and probably a fine. Mr, Har- 
riman should have had the sagacity to 
know that, although the American people 
have greal consideration for the feelings 
t their millionaires, there are some things 
which they will not allow to lie desecrated 
or tampered with. Tt is always ;. more 
heinous off nse to interfere with a Favorite 
amusement than with the most important 
busim S. Take, if you will, our railroads. 
They monop lize tin- grain-carrying lines, 
float b nd- and pocket the monev, an 1 in- 



Is Bryan Out 
of It? 



terfere with interstate commerce. But let 
there be no profane interference with in- 
tercollegiate athletics. The ordinary com- 
mercial means of transportation may 
be more or less in the tentacles of 
the octopus, but know all men by 
these presents that when the racing - 
shell is concerned no man is rich enough 
to enjoy any special privileges. Incident- 
all}', in the same connection, it may be re- 
marked that Yale won the race. The long, 
slow Yale stroke proved to be. in the long 
run. just a little bit faster than the fast 
Harvard stroke. 

The Pennsylvania Democratic Conven- 
tion laid on the table a resolution endors- 
ing the "peerless 
leader." William J. 
Bryan, as its chosen 
candidate for the nomination for the presi- 
dency. That fact does not prove anything 
in particular, however, except that the 
Pennsylvania Democracy is not at present 
prepared to commit itself in regard to a 
nomination which will not in any case be 
due until next year. It certainly does not 
prove that Bryan stock has touched the 
.bottom of the market, as some observers 
are inclined to imagine. It is rather a 
striking manifestation of the peerless lead- 
er's personal popularity and influence that 
he 1 can be considered even a possibility 
after his advocacy of government owner- 
ship in his Madison Square Garden speech, 
immediately after his return from Europe. 
Neither on that notable occasion, when the 
various factions of the party were fairly 
waiting for him to speak the word of peace 
and reunite them, nor in the numerous 
speeches which he has made during months 
since then, has he shown the least anxiety 
to find a popular issue and ride upon it to 
the position of leadership of a reunited 
party. He has. on the contrary, found, or 
rather made 1 , opportunity to say a great 
many things which he must have known 
would be distasteful to a large proportion 
of the people whose support he must have 
if he ever again becomes even a candidate 
for the presidency. It looks as though 
Mr. Bryan was doing the same thing out 
of office that Governor Hughes is doing in 
office — namely, saying and doing the thing 
that he thinks is right and letting the peo- 
ple be for or against him, as they please. 
Tt is not bad' politics, after all. No man 
can be quite dead politically who. in times 
like these, speaks his convictions, whether 
they are popular or not. and has enough 
personal force to make people listen to him. 

@ 

A storm is about t<> burst upon the 
SO-called umbrella trust. An indict- 
ment has been asked for in Philadelphia 
against a combination of the manufac- 
turers of this article who are charged 
with having an agreement to maintain 
prices. The prices are not the only 
thing ab.out umbrellas that needs to be 
investigated. When the inquiry is 
started, we hope it will not he stopped 
until some light has been shed upon the 
nature of the paragon frame or until we 
find out why every dealer in umbrellas 
solemnly assures every prospective pur- 
chaser of an umbrella that it has a "gen- 
uine paragon frame." 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



845 




An Open Door. 

A great need is always a great oppor- 
tunity. An .opportunit3 r is an open door. 
The' great crises of history have been 
open doors of opportunity for the ad- 
vancement of human rights and of the 
kingdom of righteousness. Great calami- 
ties are thus made .opportunities. Fam- 
ines in India and China have been open 
doors for the church through which, in 
the persons of its missionaries, it has 
passed into larger fields of conquest and 
of influence. They gave an opportunity 
to the followers of Christ to show to the 
heathen world the true, unselfish nature 
of Christianity, and that is the highest 
credential which the church can carry to 
any people. 

The great calamity which has befallen 
our churches in San Francisco and 
thereabouts is an open door of opportun- 
ity for the Disciples of Christ. In the 
first place, it is an opportunity to start 
anew with the rest of the churches there 
on more of an equal footing, and so to 
grow with the new city's growth. The 
first .opportunity was unimproved. The 
second one is now upon us. Shall we 
make better use of this than of that? 
In the second place, it is an opportunity 
for our churches to show their solidar- 
ity of faith and interest, by their ability 
to rise up together to meet a great crisis 
and to respond with a generosity some- 
what commensurate with the pressing 
needs of the situation. If there should 
be only a few hundred responses to this 
appeal, approved by all our mission 
boards, by our churches, and by the con- 
sensus of the judgment of the entire 
brotherhood, it would argue a lack of 
unity and of cohesive power to move 
together as a great religious organism 
for the accomplishment of a common 
end. As every individual and organi- 
zation, or religious movement, is tested, 
by the use it makes of a great opportu- 
nity, we are being tried to-day as by 
fire, as were our churches in San Fran- 
cisco more than a year ago. 

We are hopeful of the outcome. We 
believe in the generosity of our churches.. 
If they be given an opportunity to re- 
spond to this call they will not be found 
wanting. Let the opportunity be given. 
Let the open door be entered. Let us 
so respond to this call that we shall 
gain a new consciousness .of our power 
to accomplish great undertakings by 
acting unitedly, each d.oing what he can. 
It remains now for the ministers to say 
the last word to their churches, the 
churches themselves to act, and then the 
glad news can be flashed to San Francisco 
that their brethren have remembered 
them in their desolation and in their hour 
of need. 



Education and Patriotism. 

It has been our custom for many 
years to issue an educational number the 
first week in July, and to combine the 
two thoughts of education and patriot- 
ism. The connection between these tw.o 
ideas is very obvious, but we may be 
pardoned for pointing out again their 
vital connection. 

The fact that ours is a free represen- 
tative government in which the people 
govern themselves and in which the 
character .of the government, therefore, 
depends upon the intelligence and virtue 
of the people, makes schools and col- 
leges essential to our continued free- 
dom and prosperity as a nation. We 
use the term education in its truest and 
best sense — the drawing out .or develop- 
ment of all the normal faculties of man. 
This means Christian education. Christ 
stands as the highest ideal of charac- 
ter and the noblest illustration of the 
possibilities of human development. To 
take any lower ideal than He as .our 
model in education, therefore, is the 
highest injustice to those whom we train. 
Not by any edict or law, but by the 
irresistible logic of history and of rea- 
son, Jesus Christ is the type .of man 
which all true educators must accept as 
the highest expression of human capa- 
bilities and possibilities. 

Nor is that the highest type of pa- 
triotism which stops short of recogniz- 
ing all power and authority as inhering 
in God and as having been vested in 
Jesus Christ for the world's better- 
ment. Every one who would trace back 
the liberty of conscience and the per- 
sonal freedom which we enjoy to-day, 
to their true source will find that they 
originated in the teachings of Jesus 
Christ. He is the true Emancipator of 
man. Our free, representative govern- 
ment, "of the people, for the people, and 
by the people," exists only because 
Jesus Christ exalted the worth .of man 
and taught the • sacredness and equality 
of human rights. It was on these fun- 
damental conceptions that our fathers 
established this great republic of the 
new world which has been, and is to- 
day, a beacon-light to all the struggling 
nationalities of earth. 

We do well, then, t.o exalt our col- 
leges, especially such as are represented 
in our columns this week, because their 
ideal is Christian education in order to 
the fullest discharge of civic and re- 
ligious obligations. Not by intellectual 
development alone, but by Christian ed- 
ucation are the people of this country 
to be made equal to the high privileges 
and great responsibilities of citizenship 
in a government like ours. We honor 
these institutions for what they have done 
and are doing and promise t.o do in the 
future, with the fostering care and co- 
operation of an appreciative brother- 
hood. These and kindred institutions 
are doing the work of developing the 
conscience as well as the intellect of 
those who are to occupy places of high 



responsibility in the future of this na- 
tion. It is the element of conscience in 
many of the men in public life to-day 
that is behind the widespread move- 
ment for the purification of our political 
and industrial life. 

All honor to the flag that floats under 
every sky t.o-day wdiere Americans live, 
and is honored by every nation and in 
every clime. It is the symbol of civil 
and religious liberty. It is the ensign 
of hope to the oppressed of every land. 
Every star on its shining f.olds is an 
evangel of human liberty. Every stripe 
that borders its field of blue proclaims 
its gospel of the rights of man. 

"Your flag and my flag, and how it flies to-day, 

In your land and my land and half a world 
away ; 

Rose red and blood red, its stripes forever 
gleam, 

Snow white and soul white, the good forefath- 
er's dream; 

Sky blue and true blue, with stars that gleam 
aright, 

The gloried guidon of the day, a shelter through 
the night. 

'.'Your flag and my flag, and, oh, how much it 

holds! 
Your land and my land secure within its folds; 
Your heart and my heart beat quicker at the 

sight. 
Sun kissed and wind tossed, the red and blue 

and white ; 
The one flag, the great flag, the flag for me and 

you, 
Glorified all else beside, the red and white and 

blue." 

The Marvel of Unbelief. 

The one thing that seemed to astonish 
Jesus, more than anything else he found 
among men, and especially among his own 
people, was their unbelief. With a long 
line of history in which God's hand had 
been manifest continually, and with pres- 
ent and ever-multiplying evidences of his 
power and goodness, and of his direction 
of human events to the furtherance of his 
purposes, they still doubted ! When he 
went into his own native Nazareth and 
taught in their synagogue, while the peo- 
ple were astonished at his wisdom and 
asked, "What is the wisdom that is given 
unto this man, and what mean such 
mighty works wrought by his hands?" yet 
"they were offended in him," and the 
mighty works which he had done else- 
where he could not do there because of 
their lack of faith. "And he marveled be- 
cause of their unbelief." 

More than once was Jesus led to ex- 
claim, "O ye of little faith!" How slow 
were even his immediate disciples to put 
that complete trust in him which he craved 
from them, and which he desires from us ! 
The storm on Lake Galilee, which threat- 
ened to engulf their little boat, the demon- 
possessed child which his disciples could 
not relieve, their anxious thought about 
what they should 'eat, drink and wear, and 
their grief and apparent despair at the 
announcement of his crucifixion and de- 
parture from them, were occasions for his 
rebuke of their unbelief. They did not 
seem to see that no human event, however 
dire, could possibly overthrow the divine 



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July 4, 1907 



purpose, or prevent its glorious fulfillment. 
Xo doubt if Jesus were on earth to-day 
he would find as frequent occasions for 
marveling at the unbelief of his own pro- 
fessed followers as when he was here be- 
fore. How often do we hear men say con- 
cerning some measure that is confessedly 
right and just that it can not succeed; 
that the opposition against it is too strong: 
that it is in advance of public sentiment; 
that it is true, but impracticable; that it 
ought to be done, but that it can not be 
done ! At this unbelief Jesus must still 
marvel. And then how common it is to 
hear Christian people express great fear 
as to the reputation of some good man, or 
the safety of some worthy institution, that 
is unjustly and falsely attacked and mis- 
represented! As if falsehood or misrep- 
resentation could permanently injure any 
man. or any cause, or any institution ! 
Jesus would say to those using such ex- 
pressions, if he were here, "O ye of little 
faith!" Offenses must needs come. Every 
man. every church, every institution that 
follows the light and seeks to be true to 
that light, is certain to encounter enemies 
and traducers ; but to shrink from following 
the light because of such inevitable conse- 
quences is the very kind of unbelief which 
excited the wonder of Jesus when he was 
on earth, and sometimes his indignation. 
Perhaps there is no form of unbelief that 
so grieves the heart of God as our doubt 
that he will protect us in the right which 
we do, in the truth which we hold, and in 
the faithful carrying out of his will. The 
subtlest and most dangero.us form of skep- 
ticism is probably to doubt the omnipo- 
tence of truth and love and the ultimate 
triumph of right and justice. 

''For right is right, since God is God, 

And right the day will win; 
To doubt would be disloyalty, 

To falter would be sin." 



Notes and Comments. 

It is gratifying to know, as the news- 
papers inform us, that Governor Varda- 
man, of Mississippi, if not fully con- 
verted to Christianity, as at first re- 
ported, is at least penitent. He has been 
to the mourners' bench, and it is prob- 
able that if the evangelist had pointed 
out to him in the clear, unmistakable 
language .or the New Testament, just 
how this faith in Christ might lay hold 
of the promise of forgiveness, he would 
have been enrolled at once among those 
acknowledge Christ as their Lord 
and Savior. 



There i- great need for Christian 
character and influence in the public 
men of our country. Governor Folk 
has illustrated what a Christian governor 
can do, putting conscience and his duty 
to the people above mere political aims 
and ambition^. President Roosevelt, 
Governor Hughe?, of Xew York, Gover- 
nor Hanly. of Indiana, and Mr. Bryan, 
are notable illustrations of public men 



who are not ashamed • to acknowledge 
Jesus Christ as their Lord and Master, 
and who do not hesitate to recommend 
his teaching as the highest rule .of our 
individual and national life. The in- 
fluence of such men on the masses of the 
people in favor of Christianity is incal- 
culable. 

It is reported of Mr. Lincoln that he 
once said, ''When I find a church as 
broad as the Bible. I will unite with it." 
There is abundant evidence that has 
come .out since his death that he was a 
man of faith in God and of prayer, and 
that during all the dark struggles of our 
Civil War he sought divine guidance in 
all his public acts. At the close of his 
great proclamation of freedom he in- 
voked upon it "the considerate judgment 
of mankind and the gracious favor of 
Almighty God." It is sad t-o think of 
such a man being kept out of the church 
by its sectarian divisions and unauthor- 
ized tests of fellowship. Surely we may 
anticipate the day when such men may 
not be hindered from enjoying the bless- 
ings of church fellowship. 

Behind all the investigations into 
official crookedness and corporate iniqui- 
ties and the prosecutions of the same 
now in process, there is a rising moral 
standard am.ong the people, which Chris- 
tianity has made necessary. In his ad- 
dress before the Missouri state conven- 
tion, Hon. Champ Clark called attention 
to the fact that at a former time in our 
history three of the candidates for the 
presidency had fought duels and one .or 
two of them had killed their men. What 
party would dream of putting forward 
such candidates at the present time for 
the high office of president? Even a 
Wall Street financial journal, bearing the 
commercial title of "Cent per Cent" 
says that "the recent panic in Wall 
Street, taken in connection with politi- 
cal, social and financial developments, 
brings into visible relief the cheering 
fact that the nation is in the course of a 
great moral uplift." It goes on to say 
that "the corruption in government and 
in the administration of business affairs' 
is being gradually, but none the less 
surely, driven out. Betraval of public 
trust for private gain is no longer con- 
doned. It meets with condemnation in 
quarters heretofore blind, deaf, and 
dumb to that sort .of plundering." This 
is notable testimony coming from a 
purely commercial journal. 



Now that the vacation season is on, 
many pulpits will be filled by temporary 
supplies, while the regular pa'stors are 
recuperating wasted energies and de- 
pleted nervous systems in the mountains 
or by the lakeside or the seaside, and 
preparing for a more aggressive w.ork in 
the coming autumn and winter. This 
plan is good for both churches and 
preachers. It gives an opportunity to 



the churches to hear new voices in the 
pulpit, and, if they do not get new ideas, 
they will at least get .old ideas in new 
dress and will be profited by the change. 
The preachers that go away will have 
the opportunity of reinforcing their 
stock of ideas as well as recruiting their 
health, while the preachers who do the 
supplying will have opportunity of meet- 
ing new people, forming new acquaint- 
ances and getting some valuable experi- 
ence in city work. Altogether it seems 
a wise arrangement from the point of 
view both of the preacher and the 
church, and we* trust that mutual good 
will result therefrom. 

Dr. W. C. Bitting, writing for the 
"Central Baptist," says: 

Hundreds of churches are dying because they 
live for themselves. This is not the spirit of 
the Cross, and churches that live it ought to die. 
Our denomination would be far better off if its 
statistics were not padded by a multitude of dead 
churches composed of dead members, who do noth- 
ing for anybody other than their dead selves. 
Dead branches add nothing to either the beauty 
or the vitality of living trees. Our Saviour used 
some strong words about branches that bore no 
fruit, and this too applies to churches as well 
as persons. 

Again we are reminded of h.ow much 
Baptists resemble those who prefer to 
be known as Christians or Disciples of 
Christ. 

© 

A card from President W. P. Ayls- 
worth, of Cotner University, dated June 
25, announces the death of his brother, 
N. J. Aylsworth. at Auburn, N. Y., on 
the same date. No particulars have been 
learned as yet. It is known to the 
brotherhood generally that Brother 
Aylsworth had been an invalid, confined 
to his bed or to his invalid chair for 
many years. The amount and character 
of his intellectual work during that time 
have been a marvel to all his friends. His 
various series of articles in The Chris- 
tian-Evangelist, one of which, on the 
"Moral and Spiritual Aspects of Bap- 
tism," was subsequently published in 
book form, attest the vigor of his 
mental powers and his remarkable spir- 
itual insight. His pen seemed to shed 
light on every subject he treated. Afflic- 
tion had purified his mind and heart 
from all earthly motives and ambitions 
and gave him a clear vision of things 
spiritual and eternal. It is this that 
makes his book on baptism a monu- 
mental work that will long perpetuate 
his memorv in the brotherhood he loved 
so well and served so faithfully. We do 
not find it in .our heart to mourn his de- 
parture. His life here meant continuous 
pain and increasing helplessness. For 
him there awaited "a far more exceeding 
and eternal weight of glory." He has 
passed from the limitations of his mor- 
tal and afflicted body and is now enjoy- 
ing the freedom of the sons of God, who 
have come into the inheritance of the 
saints in light. Blessed is the memory 
of his life and character. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



847 



Editor's Easy Chair. 

In a flying trip to the Southwest since 
the Missouri Convention, the Easy Chair 
was surprised to find many of the wheat 
fields harvested and in shocks and most of 
the others ready for the reaper. As these 
golden wheat fields waved before the 
breeze they seemed to vindicate a kind and 
gracious providence against the lugubrious 
reports and faJse prophecies of a complete 
failure of the wheat crop which we heard 
only a few weeks ago. Mother Nature un- 
derstands her business, and she always 
manages to produce enough food in the 
aggregate to supply all the wants of man 
and beast. Prophecy of failure in crops 
of various kinds has become a trick of 
the stock market and should always be 
taken with allowance for that fact. The 
glorious sun which shines for all, and the 
generous soil which produces for all, and 
the rain which falls on the just and the 
unjust, are in partnership neither with the 
"bulls" nor "bears" of the stock market, 
but with the faithful husbandman who 
plows and sows in the confidence that Na- 
ture will do her part. 

® 

The new branch railroad of the Missouri 
Pacific which runs southwest from Spring- 
field directly to Crane, passes through a 
region of the country that was very famil- 
iar to the Easy Chair Editor in his boy- 
hood days. There, nine or ten miles out 
from Springfield, was the battle-field of 
Wilson Creek, and the place where Lyon 
fell, and the little house on the hill where 
he was laid out, were pointed out by the 
conductor of the train. The inclined ridge 
down which it is said General Lyon led his 
fateful charge was now a golden wheat 
field, just as if no steeds of war had ever 
trampled the soil where it grows. A little 
further on we crossed a clear, rippling 
stream known as "Wilson Creek," which, 
on that historic day, must have been red- 
dened with the blood of the brave men 
who struggled there in deadly conflict. Our 
boyish ears heard the thundering of the 
cannon that echoed over this fateful field, 
on that tenth of August, 1861, and we 
heard, also, in the eventide of that day, 
the sobs of strong men who, by the decis- 
ion of that battle, were exiled from home 
and family, many of them for years, and 
some, alas, for all time. Such is war. God 
save our land from ever again suffering 
from its awful devastation ! 



Still the new road carried us on over 
scenes that were once still more familiar. 
When the train stopped' at a point which 
we felt must be near the place we once 
called home, we stepped out to inquire 
where we were. We saw only strange 
faces in the group of men that had 
gathered at the station. "How far from 
here." we inquired, "is the old Dug Spring 
place?" "Only about a mile," one of 'the 
men replied. "Do you know that place?" 
he asked. "Yes," we replied, "we dug 
that spring." Then the name was called 
for. An old citizen asked, "Which one of 
the boys are you ?" Then he introduced 
us to a number of people standing about, 



most of whom were sons or relatives of 
the men we had known away back in the 
days "befo' de wan," In a few minutes 
the train was passing the old Dug Spring 
place, which a neighbor on board pointed 
out, or we had scarcely recognized it. In 
a little grove of what seemed to be locust 
trees, on a slight elevation, stood a small 
frame house, and nearby was the spring 
from which we had carried many a pail of 
water. And back of the house, over in 
the meadow, ran the brook with its pools 
of water, in which we had often gone 
swimming, and in one of which on a Lord's 
day afternoon, away back in the fifties, the 
writer, along with many others, was bap- 
tized. Here in these fields we had toiled 
with plow and hoe in the halcyon days 
of boyhood. The railroad runs just where 
the old barn used to stand, south-east of 
th,e house, on the opposite side of the "state 
road." How little did we think in those 
days of a railroad running, through this 
place! The covered wagons, carrying im- 
migrants to Texas, and an occasional Irish 
peddler or Italian organ-grinder with his 
wax figures, served to keep us in touch 
with the great outside world. 

Let's see! That was a half century ago. 
No wonder things looked strange. Back at 
the new station called "Clever," just beyond 
Dug Spring, we had noticed a new church 
building which some one told us was the 
Christian church. We felt a strong in- 
clination to 'stop off and preach in that 
church. Had we done so, however, we 
would have addressed an audience of 
strangers, with, possibly here and there 
one we might have known. Such are the 
changes of time. And yet what memories 
cling to the old homestead, and the places 
and scenes thereabouts ! In the brief time 
the train was passing through, memory was 
busy with the throng of recollections that 
came up out of the dim and distant past. 
Down there at the branch, in one of its 
pools, we had witnessed the close of a 
life-and-death race between the hounds 
and a deer, which was caught by the 
hounds, assisted by our own dogs, just as 
he had swam one of the pools and was 
coming out on the bank, and the hunter 
came and took his game. At another time 
we had seen ten deer standing together in 
a group on a hill near the house. There 
were no neighbors, nearer than nve miles, 
in those early days, and deer and wild 
turkeys and other smaller game abounded 
in the land. A little south of Dug Spring 
the train passed near a large frame dwell- 
ing with comfortable surroundings, and 
the neighbor on board said that was "old 

Uncle Fayette 's" place, and he named 

one of the boyhood friends, and nephew of 
the Easy Chair Editor. So that little^tow- 
headed boy, whom we used to call "Fay- 
ette," has' now become "old Uncle Fay- 
ette !" Some of us went on to meet 

the railroad, many years ago, but "Uncle 
Fayette" waited, and it came to him. "All 
things come to him who waits." 

A little further along, our neighbor on 
the train said, "This is the old Teague 
place; you remember that?" Didn't we! 
There in the house just beyond the hill, on 
the old "state road," a number of wounded 
men, being hauled from the battle-field of 
Pea Ridge to Springfield, in army wagons, 



paused for the night. Among that num- 
ber was the writer of these lines, and the 
pain and the fever of that night, and the 
sympathy of the fow old friends that 
gathered in, are fresh in our memory. 
The suffering of that journey, where every 
jolt over a stone meant pain, the arrival 
at Springfield, and being carried on a 
stretcher to the home of our parents who 
had, at that time, removed to Springfield, 
are among the vivid memories that have 
come down from that awful struggle which, 
as we think of it, seems like some horrid 
dream of the night. In the strange provi- 
dence of God, grim-visaged war has had 
its 'Stern mission to perform in the ongo- 
ing of civilization; but happy the day 
when nations shall study the art of peace 
rather than the science of war, and reason 
shall take the place of force in settling 
all difficulties and misunderstandings. It 
will hasten the arrival of that day if those 
who own Jesus Christ as Lord will settle 
their differences on the basis of love, re- 
move the barriers which hinder their fra- 
ternal co-operation and join hands and 
hearts in bringing in the universal reign 
of righteousness and peace. 

Before these paragraphs reach the eyes 
of our readers, the Easy Chair hopes to 
be in its summer home by the lakeside, 
yonder at Pentwater. It has an office up 
there which, contains two windows, one of 
which looks out westward across Lake 
Michigan and the setting sun. and the other 
southward toward the hills and pine 
woods. We will have our stenographer and 
typewriter, as here, but no din of street 
cars nor noise of traffic nor visits of book 
agents will mar the serenity of our medita- 
tions. We -shall try to mix work and play 
in about equal proportions, counting half 
of the playing time for reading helpful 
books. We shall try to take as many of 
our readers with. us in thought and im- 
agination as cannot go otherwise. There 
are many whose work will prevent them 
from going anywhere. These have our 
sympathy. ' Our work would compel us to 
do the same if we could not take it with 
us. But many of those who take their va- 
cations at home need no sympathy. Some 
of them will have a better time than many 
of us who go away. Sometimes we think 
that those who live in the hot cities and 
are compelled to leave home for a sum- 
mer vacation, are to be commiserated 
more than those who are permitted to re- 
main at home. But the Easy Chair 'ac- 
cepts, with, calm resignation, its banish- 
ment from the noise and bustle of city life 
to the cool shades of the Michigan woods, 
and the pure breezes that sweep over the 
lake, and will try to make the best of it! 
We shall strive not to be too much an- 
noyed by the noise of the singing birds, 
the discords of tumbling billows, and the 
tangled net-work of sunshine that finds its 
way through the hemlocks and pines and 
checkers the ground. Nor will we mur- 
mur even at the diet of fresh white fish 
and lake trout, and perch and black bass, 
and the fresh young strawberries that will 
be just coming in, and which, together 
with wild blackberries, grow in the hills 
and vales about Pentwater. But right here 
we stop, lest we draw a greater number of 
our readers to Pentwater than all the hotels 
and boarding houses of the village and 
the cottages on the lakeside can accommo- 
date! 



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THE CHRISTIAX-EVAXGELIST. 



July 4, iQO"- 



Bethany Revisited By w. t. Moore 



Thirty-seven years make some differ- 
ence in human life. They make also some 
difference in the progress of things. I had 
not visited Bethany for thirty-seven years. 
and when I approached the sacred old town 
on the banks of the Buffalo to attend the 
recent commencement exercises, it all 
seemed like a dream to me. though many 
of the views were as familiar as if I had 
been looking at them every day during the 
whole period of my absence. Really, my 
recent visit to Bethany did much to em- 
phasize my utter indifference to timd I 
did not even remember that it was the 
forty-ninth anniversary of my graduation 
at the old college. If I had thought of 
this. I might have delayed my visit until 
next year, though I am now 
very glad I did not do this, 
even though I should be 
spared until that time. 

Perhaps few men would be 
affected as I was during my 
nt stay there. I practically 
lived my life over again. 
When I reached Wellsburg I 
went to the old church (which 
rs tlie second church founded 
by the Campbells) where I 
held my first protracted meet- 
in- T had been preaching 
some for a few years, but had 
never attempted to hold a pro- 
tracted meeting before. This 
meeting grew; it was not 
planned. T went to Wellsburg 
to fill an appointment for Mr. 
Campbell, and at the close of 
both services there were con- 
fessions. I was urged to continue the meet- 
ing. I got permission from the college au- 
thorities to do so, and continued to preach 
every day for over two weeks, with the 
result of eighty-two additions to the 
church. At this time this was regarded as 
a great triumph, as few meetings yielded 
more additions for the same length of time. 
Scarcely any change has been made in the 
old building, and as I stood in its pulpit, 
looking over the empty benches, memory 
was busy in recalling the names and faces 
of men and women who were then living 
members of the congregation. But how 
changed is all now! T could not even hear 
of ., single person living' who was present 
at that meeting. That was about fifty-two 
years ago. 

p.. -id from Wellsburg to Bethany 
has been somewhat changed by the build- 
ing of i trolley which, when finished, is to 
run between the I ces. The work on 

this has been suspended for a time, hut I 
learn that it will 1m- resumed rtly, and 

when finished will be a gnat help to Beth- 
any College Tin- beautiful scenery, how- 
ever. i< -.till there. X" more picturesque 
road can he found anywhere than that 
whirl: keeps in sight of the Buffalo i 

• Wellsburg and Bethany. 1 
■ - seven miles long, but tl lo is 

tv\ •■nf, -two miles '■ mg \ cro 
i- •' Bufl tl 



was as familiar to my eyes as if I had 
never been absent from it. but the faces I 
once saw there and the voices I once heard 
from its pulpit were no more! A most ex- 



We arrived at Bethany just in time for proof sheets of the celebrated "Declaration 
the morning service at the church, and we and Address," prepared by Thomas Camp- 
went at once to attend this service. As I bell. The type of this had been set for 
entered the old church I was almost over- some time, but its final publication had 
whelmed with thoughts of the past. Mrs. been delayed, as I believe providentially, 
Decima Barclay, the youngest daughter of for had it been published according to pro- 
Alexander Campbell, saw me as I ap- gram, it would have appeared before the 
proached and came out to meet me, and arrival of the son, Alexander, who was on 
conducted me to a seat. This only added his way from the old country. These proof 
to the train of memories which had already sheets have marked on their margin the 
begun to dawn. Decima was one of my corrections which Alexander made when 
first wife's bridesmaids, and was one of they were submitted to him by his father, 
her most intimate friends. The old church Most' of these are of a literary character. 

Only one is of any special importance, a 
postscript, in which it is announced that a 
periodical will soon be published, entitled 
the "Christian Monitor"; and, further- 
more, that a catechetical ex- 
position of the Scripture will 
be made and published for the 
benefit of those who are seek- 
ing to study the Scriptures 
with a view to the better un- 
derstanding of them. This lat- 
ter suggestion had in it a sort 
of embryonic creeds and this, 
no doubt, was one reason why 
Alexander struck it out of the 
"Declaration and Address." In 
other respects the address is, 
in spirit and in matter, the 
product of Thomas Campbell, 
but evident!}' heartily approved 
by his son Alexander, who 
• made in it no material change, 
though he had the privilege of 
doing so after his arrival from 
the old country. In my address 
at the college banquet, I stated 
that the three greatest documents which 
had ever been published in America were : 
First, the Declaration of Independence, 
written by Thomas Jefferson ; second, the 
Declaration and Address, written by 
Thomas Campbell ; and, third, the Charter 
of Bethany College, which was the first 
institution of learning in the United States 




Bethany Church. 

cedent sermon was delivered, but I fear I 
did not hear very much of it. I was in a 
reminiscent mood. I saw Mr. Campbell in 
the pulpit where I had so frequently seen 
him and heard him. I remembered, too, 
how sometimes the students would rejoice 
when a distinguished preacher was an- 
nounced to fill the pulpit, and how almost 
universally these students would equally that , 
rejoice when the distinguished visitor had 
taken his departure. We all thought we 



would like a change now and then, but 
when the change came we very heartily 
welcomed the "Old Man Eloquent" back to 
his pulpit. Really no one could fill his 
place, and it was a shame for any one to 
try to fill it. Though we heard him every 
day in the lecture room, his Sunday .ser- 
mons were so far above even the greatest 
preachers who visited Bethany that we 
were always glad when the "Old Bishop," 
a- we called him. was ••on dock" again. 
T need not recount the different scenes I 
ed. My home was with President 
1 ramblet, who lives in the beautiful man- 
which was the re-idenee of Prof. Pen- 
dletoi when 1 was a student at Bethany. 
This handsome home for all the presidents 
of Bethany College, was generously do- 
b President Pendlet in in his last 
will and testament. Much of my time was 
spent in studying historic things. During 
one of my addresses 1 held in my hand the 



by human creeds, as fundamental in its ed- 
ucational system. I believe this statement 
can he demonstrated to be true beyond the 
possibility of successful denial. 

I spent one afternoon at Bethpage, the 
home of Dr. Richardson, one of Mr. Camp- 
bell's faithful lieutenants, and, indeed, the 
man en whom he depended most for help 
in many important things. I was allowed 
to go into his library room, which is kept 
locked up and remains practically just as 
he left it. Tt was. indeed, a great privilege 
to look upon the books that had been Dr. 
Richardson's companions during his useful 
life. The manuscript of his life of Camp- 
hell is sacredly preserved in this library, 
while numerous historical documents are 
classified with that care which always char- 
acterized Dr. Richardson's work, no matter 
what this work was. Not the least inter- 
esting thing about this old place was the 
I-tii which the doctor erected during his 
'i''-i : '"\ Tt indicates how far he was in 
advance of the farmers of his period. It 



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is really much in advance of the barns of 
even the present in both its convenience 
and its up-to-date arrangements. While 
looking through it I felt that, after all, the 
progress of the present time is only a lit- 
tle more general than it was forty or fifty 
vears ago, but that some people then knew 



nearly as much as anybody does now. 

I must not now occupy space with my 
impressions of Bethany as it i; to-day. I 
will have something to say about that 
shortly in a very definite way. At the 
present I can only remark that the outlook 
for Bethany was never brighter, and that 
the past session has been one of the best 



in its history. The commencement exer- 
cises were very delightful, and as I met a 
number of the old students (though none 
of my old class) the reunion was very 
pleasant, as well as full of interest, in view 
of the great plea for which Bethany Col- 
lege stands as the most representative col- 
lege in the United States. 




Christian Church at Wellsburg, the Second Church in the 
Reformation. 



Mrs. Decima Campbell Barclay and Mrs. Alexander Camp- 
bell, Jr., at the Grave of their Father. 



INFANT CONSECRATION 



Infant baptism is passing into desuetude. 
It is well known that there is neither pre- 
cept nor precedent for it in the Holy 
Scriptures. It is no longer defended on 
the old ground of identity of covenants 
and the faith of the parent. Original sin, 
inherited guilt and baptismal regeneration 
are not now plead as the necessity _ for it. 
It is generally conceded that sin is per- 
sonal transgression of law, guilt is non- 
transmissible, and all men are bad enough 
for all practical purposes of redemption. 
The first heresy charged against Luther 
by papal priest was that he taught that 
"faith is essential to the validity of the 
sacraments," i. e., the ordinances. This 
is the impassable gulf between Baptist 
and papist — immersionist and pedobaptist. 
"Without faith it is impossible to please 
God." Hence Christian baptism cannot _ be 
administered to a subject of non-faith, 
whether infant or infidel. The so-called 
baptism of infants is of men, not of God. 
It belongs to papal Rome, and should have 
no place among Protestant pilgrims facing 
toward Jerusalem. 

Around this practice, though without 
divine warrant, there has crown a power-, 
ful Christian sentiment that must be reck- 
oned with in the reuniting of believers in 
Christ. It must not be rudely spurned, 
for it springs from the most tender and 
sacred affections of the human soul—the 
undying love of parents for their offspring. 
It ought to be cherished and encouraged 
in every way that Christian love can de- 
vise and loyalty to Christ can approve. 

This pious, parental sentiment protests 
against the exclusion of the precious little 
ones,— the lambs of the flock, — from the 
fold of Christ. It seems cruel to leave the 
tender lambs out in the cold world to be 
chilled to death or snatched up by wolves 
or other beasts or birds of prey that are 
prowling around, seeking whom they may 
devour. It must be displeasing to our 
Lord to treat them with neglect or indif- 
ference .to their 'highest spiritual welfare. 
In behalf of the little children two things 
are urged with much force : 



First, Jesus was pleased to have infants 
brought to him for his blessing. 

Second, infants are in a gracious condi- 
tion before God. (Matt. 19:13, 14). « tc - 

This is the attitude of Jesus toward in- 
fants. It is full of infinite tenderness and 
encouragement to parents. 

It does not substitute flesh for faith, as 
the condition of entrance into the church, 
but it does recognize infants as objects of 
peculiar interst to our Saviour and of 
special solicitude to their parents. They 
were included in the charge to the primate 
among the apostles : "Feed my lambs." 
Surely, in all these words of our Lord 
concerning little children there is fullest 
warrant for the church to meet this 
Christly demand of consecrated parents for 
some definite way of bringing their chil- 
dren to Christ for his blessing, while they 
are growing to years of personal responsi- 
bility when they will publicly enjoy the 
privilege of committing themselves to his 
service in being "buried with him in bap- 
tism." 

In what way can this be done more sat- 
. isfactorily than by what is called infant 
consecration? 

It is only necessary to make it clear that 
this is a parental privilege in bringing up 
their children in the nurture and admoni- 
tion of the Lord, as in the case of Hannah, 
who vowed a vow to give her child Samuel 
"unto the Lord all the days of his life." 
With entire propriety and Christian faith, 
parents may invite their pastor to conic 
into the home and lay his hands on their 
children and pray for the blessing of the 
Lord to attend them. No priestly touch 
•nor ecclesiastical ceremony is needed. A 
hand of pastorly love and simple prayer 
of faith will impress the child-heart and 
incline it toward Christ. 

The Bible school is the church reaching 
out the hand of love toward the little chil- 
dren as well as giving instruction to older 
people. It is a welcome aid to Christian 
parents in training their little ones in the 
way of the Lord. The home department 
in our advanced schools, with its "Cradle 
Roll," is a distinct recognition of infants 



By W. L. Hayden 

and extends fostering care wherever it is 
needed and welcomed. 

Once or twice, or four times a year, the 
(Continued on Page 856.) 



COFFEE COMPLEXION. 

Many Ladies Have Poor Complexions 

from Coffee. 

"Coffee caused dark colored blotches on 
my face and body. I had been drinking it 
for a long while and these blotches gradu- 
ally appeared, until finally they became per- 
manent and were about as dark as coffee 
itself. 

"I formerly had as fine a complexion as 
one could ask for. 

"When I became convinced that coffee 
was the cause of my trouble, I changed and 
took to using Postum Food Coffee, and as 
1 made it well, according to directions, I 
liked it very much, and have since that time 
used it in the place of coffee. 

"I am thankful to say I am not nervous 
any more, as' I was when I was drinking 
coffee, and my complexion is now as fair 
and good as it was years ago. It is very 
plain that coffee caused the trouble." 

Most bad complexions are caused by 
some disturbance of the stomach and coffee 
is the greatest disturber of digestion 
known. Almost any woman can have a 
fair complexion if she will leave off coffee 
and use Postum Food Coffee and nutri- 
tious, healthy food in proper quantity. Pos- 
tum furnishes certain elements from the 
natural grains from the field that Nature 
uses to rebuild the nervous system and 
when that is in good condition, one can de- 
pend upon a good complexion as well as a 
good, healthy body. "There's a Reason." 
Read "The Road to Wellville." in pkgs. 



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July 4, 1907. 



How the Churches are Starving 
Preachers and why there are not 
more Students for the Ministry. 

When we consider the demand for 
preachers, the number of churches with va- 
cant pulpits, and the inability of the 
Church to supply this demand and fill these 
vacancies, we must confess that there is 
such a thing as a preacher-problem. Three 
prominent state workers have recently said 
to me that they never knew a time when 
so many pulpits were vacant, and that they 
could not find the men to fill them. This 
is not only the case with our people, but 
with other religious bodies as well. The 
Presbyterian General Assembly at Colum- 
bus recently reported that in thirty theo- 
logical assemblies the church is short 400 
men studying for the ministry, compared 
with ten years ago. The report of the 
Board of Education showed one-third few- 
er men studying for the ministry of the 
Presbyterian Church than ten years ago. 
This despite the fact that the population 
of the country has increased 8,000,000, and 
the membership of the Presbyterian Church 
300.000. 

"Ten years ago," says this report, "there 
was one candidate in every 640 church 
members ; to-day there is one candidate 
for every 1,240 members." In the great 
Eastern colleges the decrease in the num- 
ber studying for the ministry compared 
with what it once was, is so remarkable 
as to be commented on whenever minis- 
ters get together. In Yale fifty years ago 
there were twenty men out of 120 in the 
theological class who entered the ministry 
after graduation ; to-day in a class of 300 
only three find their way into the ministry. 

What is the reason of this alarming 
state? It cannot be that young men en- 
tering colleges are not as good as in for- 
mer days. We know that a much larger 
per cent of them are interested in the 
church and are church members. The 
moral standard both for our schools and 
young men is higher. Moral standards 
have risen since 1899. In an editorial in 
The CiiKisTr.\x-EvANGr,usT a few weeks 
ago. "Why more young men are not en- 
tering the ministry," we have this reason 
given, among others : 

"We must believe, however, that a far more 
potent reason is the commercialism of the times 
and the large rewards which business callings now 
offer to young men of character and capacity. 
er, for this evil is an appeal 
to the consciences of Christian young men to give 
their lives to the service most needed, and which 
would hi- most pleasing to him whom they own 
I ti r." 

"this reason in the commercial- 
ism of our times" in the young men who 
fail to enter the church, or in the churches 
employ them? The cost of living has 
greatly increased, wages in all other lines 
have in< 1 but the minister is ex- 

pected to live on the same salary. The 
Bureau of Labor at Washington has re- 
cently investigated the cost of living. The 
investigation, just completed, showed by 
an examination of the cost of 258 commod- 
ities that the cost of living today is 36 
per cent higher than for the year 1904. 
Have the salaries of preachers been ad- 



The Preacher Problem 



CEPHAS 



BY 
SHELBURNE 



vanced to meet this increased demand 
upon their pocket books? Recently a 
preacher was asked to visit a church with 
a view to becoming their pastor. He was 
a man of considerable pulpit ability, a good 
pastor, had done a splendid work, and was 
an educated man and' student. The church 
was delighted with his visit and preaching. 
He was the man they wanted. When 
asked what he would take the work for, 
he named a certain figure. They replied, 
"Oh, that is $200 more than we have ever 
given." That settled the matter, and yet 
these wise men in that church could 
have paid the salary and then lived far 
better than the preacher's family. Recently 
a pulpit supply committee wrote me to the 
effect that they were going to lose their 
dear preacher, and they were all broken 
up over it. The reason assigned was that 
they could not pa}" him as much as another 
church that wanted him. The preacher did 
not want to go and the church did not want 
to give him up. But a difference of $300 
salary; that was the rub. There are men 
in congregations that spend as much on 
automobiles as the entire church spends on 
the preacher's -salary, yet an advance of 
$300 would be out of the question and 
more than they could stand. The preacher 
is expected to live in a style equal to the 
best in his flock; but consult the best livers 
and they will tell you that they can not 
begin to live on what they are paying their 
preachers, and they own their own prop- 
erty and the preacher must rent. This is 
why young men are not entering the minis- 
try. They see a poor living for their fam- 
ilies, the problem confronts them as to how 
the boys are to be educated, and the pros- 
pect of an early old age when he must be 
placed on charity. , 

Another problem, the outcome of this 
scarcity of men. is the problem of misfits 
in the pulpit. Good men are scarce. They 
are leaving pulpits for other callings, the 
evangelistic field and some to churches that 
pay better salaries. Their place is being 
supplied by men who can not hold the au- 
diences, and the work goes down. One of 
our oldest Indiana preachers told me that 
quite a number of our pulpits were being 
filled by men who could not hold them. 
All of this simply means one thing: If our 
colleges are to- turn out more preachers, 
and if our churches are to be filled with 
educated, competent men who are worthy 

FAITH. 

Within four solid walls a man thrre dwelt; 
Denied the light, he groped a weary round, 
Receiving from rough contact many a 

wound, 
Yet deeming all hemmed by the walls he 

felt. 

A winged steed lighted in that dwelling 

rent; 
The prisoner, mounting, to the sunlight 

soared. 
Wonder, joy, life through his shrunk being 

poured, — 
Deliverance to the captive had keen sent. 



the name of teachers and leaders, the 
churches must pay their preachers more 
money — at least living wages. 

One of our best' men in northern Indiana 
— a young man — for several years a teacher 
in one of our best colleges, a good preacher, 
told me he had a letter from a church tell- 
ing the kind of a preacher, pastor and man 
they wanted, and closed by saying: "We 
will pay such, a man $800." Yet this man 
was well worth $1,800, and this church 
could easily pay it. The ambitious high 
school boy will, during his summer vaca- 
tion, enter a machine or railroad shop, or 
some enterprising business, and earn as 
much as his wise father, who has been in 
the business of preaching for twenty years. 
He will not likely turn his attention to the 
ministry. The Northern Indiana M. E. 
Conference met a few weeks ago. They 
could not supply their pulpits — they had 
not enough men to go round. The bishop 
said to the churches : "If you want more 
men and better preaching, you must pay 
better • salaries; you must put up more 
money." These churches were paying from 
$600 to $1,500, an average of $850 probably. 
When the professions and specialties are 
calling for young men at large salaries, 
can yO'U wonder why so many pulpits are 
vacant? Six hundred dollar pulpits? Or 
why the colleges are not turning out more 
preachers? More money! This is the so- 
lution of this vexed problem of pulpit de- 
mand and supply. 

Huntington, hid. 

% % 

GETTING READY 

Feeding Ahead of Hot Weather. 



Harrison, Ohio. 



Edith M. Converse. 



"Not quite so much meat in springtime; 
use the cereals, as they heat the blood less." 
Seasonable advice from an old practitioner. 

If one uses some care as to food, the hot 
weather will be passed as comfortably as 
any season. In fact, a person possessed of 
a perfectly balanced set of nerves can be 
happv and comfortable under most any 
conditions. 

The truest food for building up the nerv- 
ous system to a perfect condition is Grape- 
Nuts. The makers are skilled in their art, 
and knowing that nature fills the brain and 
nerve, centers with a soft gray matter 
which is used up more or less each day and 
must be replaced (or nervous prostration 
sets in), and also knowing that this gray 
matter is made by the combination of albu- 
men and phosphate of potash, they select 
the parts of the field grains that contain 
the needed materials, manufacture them 
into a delicious food, ready cooked, predi- 
gested, and of a fascinating flavour. 

The use of Grape-Nuts quickly proves 
that it really does rebuild and strengthen 
the nervous system in a most certain man- 
ner. Sold by all first-class grocers and in 
daily use in hundreds of thousands of the 
best families all over the world. "There's 
a Reason." Read "The Rbad to Wellville," 
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A SYMPOSIUM 



HOW CAN WE AROUSE OUR PEOPLE 
TO THEIR DUTY TO OUR COLLEGES? 



By Better Education. 

That educated men have always been 
the leaders in the development of the race 
is plain. It was decisively true in the great 
days of Erasmus, Luther and Melanchthon, 
college men. It is even more true in this 
age, more complex and of finer knowledge, 
though not so manifestly seen because of 
the many educated. One way we may 
"arouse our people to do their duty to 
our colleges" is by better educating those 
who attend. By better educating them I 
do not merely mean developing their brains 
more and giving them more information, 
but giving them better conceptions of hu- 
man life and the human mission and in- 
stilling in them a determination that will 
cause them to work it out for themselves 
and others. Though this be a strenuous, 
hard-working age, yet, strange, it is cer- 
tainly one that is seeking its own ease. Let 
us educate college students so they will 
both see conditions and not be dominated 
by them, but themselves serve personally, 
sacrificingly and unto the end. This may 
not immediately "'arouse" people to their 
duty of supporting our colleges, but when 
it does it will be an interest that will be 
steadfast and permanent. 

Daniel E. Motley. 

Washington, D. C. 



Two Things to be Recognized. 

People will not be aroused to their duty 
toward our schools and colleges until they 
recognize two things : First, the para- 
mount value of education ; second, the 
necessity of the co-operation of mental and 
religious training. 

A great commercial organization in the 
East recently investigated the history of 
successful men and women in America, 
and made the following report: A good 
school education increases one's chances in 
life 50 per cent ; a High school education 
100 per cent; a college education 300 per 
cent. This, be it understood, is not the 
estimate of educators, but of commercial 
men. 

Now as to the second point. Our church 
people should remember that our colleges 
and schools are preparing the men and 
women who are to mold the future poli- 
cies of church, state and society. It would 
be well to ask ourselves these two ques- 
tions : Where should our voung people be 
educated? To what influences should they 
be subjected in the most impressionable 
years of their life? A negative answer 
comes to us from our unendowed or 
meagerly endowed educational institutions. 
A second negative answer comes from the 
great stream of our young men and women 
who are entering educational institutions 
other than our own. 

Like the ancient Egyptians, we educators 
of to-day cannot make brick without straw. 
With money and students, our schools and 
colleges may achieve their fondest hopes 
and be enabled to answer the most fer- 
vent prayers on their behalf. 

Luella Wilcox St. Clair. 



Remove Selfishness. 

1. Make our colleges worthy of the 
support of our people. 

2. A college must give evidence of vi- 
tality and usefulness before it will receive 
very hearty support in a financial way. 
Money is the most sensitive thing in the 
world, and it always feels eVery vibration 
in the success or failure of any enterprise. 

3. There are manv reasons why our 
colleges should receive a much more 
hearty support than they are now receiving. 



The fundamental cause of indifference 
seems to be selfishness. Every worthy col- 
lege we have would be liberally endowed 
within the next year, if our Christian men 
and women could be made to realize that 
their first duty is to seek the kingdom of 
God rather than the selfish, interests of the 
flesh, which flesh is always demanding that 
family relationships and worldly interests 
shall iirst be provided for, and then, if 
there is a scanty remainder, this may go 
into the Lord's treasury. Right here is 
where the whole difficulty centers* and I do 
not know any way to capture this citadel 
except by pressing earnestly the great Gos- 
pel message in all of its fullness from both 
its theoretical and practical sides. If this 
fails, I know of no means by which our 
brethren can be aroused ; * but to make this 
effective, we must simply keep hammering 
it in, for the selfishness of the human 
heart makes it a difficult citadel to con- 
quer. Mrs. W. T. Moore. 



Printer's Ink, Work, Prayer. 

Our people have done their duty by the 
School of the Evangelists, and here is how 
we got them to do it: We sounded out 
the Old Jerusalem gospel with no uncer- 
tain sound : we asked God and we asked 
his people, and they did what we asked 
them to d>>. In other words, we used 
printer's ink as if everything depended on 
it, and we worked as if everything de- 
pended upon work : then we prayed as if 
everything depended upon prayer. That's 
all. Ashley S. Johnson. 

School of the Evangelists. 



A Voice from Canada. 

As to having' our people do their duty to 
our colleges, I can only speak for Canada. 
The first thing necessary is a fuller real- 
ization of their need. Too many of our 
people here are satisfied with any sort of 
man who poses as a preacher. There is 
little demand for a higher standard, and 
consequently there is none. This is the 
root of the trouble. Growing out of this 
we have poor salaries, because any one will 
do to preach, and little aid to educational 
work. Following this we have the singu- 
lar situation of homes being saved and re- 
fusing to give their young men to> the min- 
istry to save others. These are the cardi- 
nal features of negligence in Canada. 

Sinclair College. F. E. LumlEY. 



Get the Ministers Aroused. 

I make a single suggestion. Whatever 
the preachers unitedly and persistently 
urge upon the people they are sure to do, 
sooner or later. I think, therefore, that 
those who take the lead in the proposed 
arousement should make their appeals di- 
rectly to their brethren in the ministry. 
Get them aroused on the subject, and they 
will soon arouse their hearers. And I 
think the strongest appeal to arouse the 
preachers is to be found in the loud and 
increasing cry for more preachers. Every- 
one who hears this cry and is stirred by 
it. will immediately be stirred in behalf of 
the colleges where preachers are trained, 
and in behalf of young men in the churches 
who are morally and religiously fitted for 
such training. Fill the colleges with young 
men fired with the desire for such train- 
ing; fill them to overflowing. Then turn 
to men with much money and with little 
money, and call mightily for the help the 
need of which they can plainly see. But 
while yon are doing this, let the colleges 
understand that only as they do their work 
effectively and faithfullv can thev hope for 
the needed help. This, I believe, is the 



pathway to the great and enduring success 
which will bless the world and be blessed 
of God. J. W. McGarvey. 

Bible College, Lexington, Ky. 

Another Step. 

Nothing stimulates interest in a worthy 
cause so much as an investment in it. We 
have made advancement along the line of 
talking about our educational needs. "Our 
papers are doing loyal service. We even 
have a hope that education may be granted 
a fit representation on the platform of our 
great conventions. But are we not ready 
for another step? Our interest will be 
weak and vapid, no matter how eloquent 
our words, until we actually do for this 
cause. What a spur to our self-respect if, 
instead of waiting for Mr. Rockefeller or 
Mr. Carnegie to come to our aid, our own 
brethren, of both small and large means, 
would open their hearts to this oreat cause. 
We are abundantly able to endow and sus- 
tain our colleges. We shall never have the 
proper interest in them until we do. Just 
as our .zeal for missions has grown with 
our giving, so it will be in the cause of 
education. We love and appreciate that 
for which we sacrifice. Such interest 
grows upon what it feeds. 

W. P. Aylsworth. 

Cotner University. 



Because of — — 

Because of the constantly increasing in- 
terest in world wide missions ; because of 
the _ growing enthusiasm for city evangel- 
ization ; because of the ever increasing de- 
mands made upon the old established 
churches for service; because of the on- 
stepping progress of the age in which we 
live; because of the peculiar fitness of this 
great plea of ours to meet the require- 
ments of all these demands, every Disciple 
should make the enlarged endowment and 
better equipment of all our colleges and 
universities a matter of deepest concern 

W. M. White; 

Kentucky University. 



Our Schools to Equal Others. 

How to arouse the interest of our people 
to do their duty toward our colleges is an 
ever present problem with the trustees and 
presidents of these institutions. A few 
years ago it was thought that an appeal to 
the churches as to the importance to the 
schools of our missionary work would be 
successful. So, many institutions asked 
the churches to make large or small con- 
tributions to the work of Christian educa- 
tion, and especially to assist in developing 
our Bible colleges. It can not be said that 
this movement has been a success. Too 
often those who have been urging the im- 
portance of this work to the Church have, 
in order to gain a sympathetic hearing, 
overemphasized the needs of the schools, 
so that, while many people were willing to 
make a small contribution toward sustain- 
ing the school, they were so impressed 
with the statements of lack of equipment in 
our own institutions that they were inclined 
to send their sons and daughters else- 
where. Our church schools, it is evident, 
can not hope to attract our own young peo- 
ple unless they maintain high standards, 
and are well equipped to do the best work. 
The strongest appeal to our people must 
contain in it several elements. The schools 
must show that the men in their faculties 
are strong and well trained for the work, 
that the eauipment is ample, that the stand- 
ards of scholarship are high, and that the 
moral and religious training is kept con- 
stantly to the front. In order to have such 
a school, men of wealth must furnish the 
means, for small collections will not avail. 

Drake University. Hill M, Bell. 



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July 4. 1907- 




— Help San Francisco! 

— Do it next Lord's day ! 

— Pray for the stricken city and churches. 
Make vour appeal, and leave the rest to 
God. 

—Here's to the birthday of the Repub- 
lic ! Long may it be cherished and hon- 
ored in every land as the inauguration of 
the noblest experiment in self-government 
the world has ever seen. All honor to the 
hand that penned the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence, and to the great minds who em- 
bodied its principles in the forms of con- 
stitutional law. 

— And here's to our colleges, dedicated 
to that intelligence, morality and religion 
which are the sheet-anchor of our liberty 
and the foundation and perpetuity of our 
government. Give them students and en- 
dowment, suitable buildings and equipment, 
and they will do a great work for Church 
and State. 

— Claude L. Hill, our national superin- 
tendent of Christian Endeavor, was due in 
St. Louis at the time of our going to press, 
and arrangements were made for a rally 
of St. Louis Endeavorers at the Union 
Avenue Church. Brother Hill is on his 
way to the International Convention of 
Christian Endeavor at Seattle. A program 
of the Disciples of Christ rally of that con- 
vention is given elsewhere. 

— We begin this week a new serial story 
entitled, "Not As the World." Many of 
our readers are already prepared for a 
most interesting serial. All should begin 
reading it with the first chapter. Through 
it may be found some of the experiences 
suggested by the writer's own experience 
in making his way from denominational- 
ism to the simple platform of the primitive 
Christian churches. At the same time we 
start the first chapter of an interesting 
travel serial by J. Breckenridge Ellis. 
Readers will find this an unique account 
of a trip to Old Mexico. When this serial 
oncluded we shall have other things 
Brother Ellis' pen. Will our friends 
on their copies of The Christian- 
EvANGEUST to others who may, through 
this means, become regular subscribers of 
the paper ? 

♦ * ♦ 

— Amos K. Clark has closed a fine cam- 

i) in Indiana, and is now in a good 

ting in Tyler. Texas. 

— At Hines. Mo., where Thomas C. 

of Canton, preaches, the brethren 

have made repairs on their church. 

\t the recent meeting of the Puget 
Sound ministerial association encouraging 
its were made from all the fields. 
— H. M. Barnett, pastor at Webb City, 
Mo., -ays the Sunday-sohool there has 
adopted some Centennial aims, and is pre- 
paring for aggressive work. 

1. E. Murray recently had ;i delightful 
visit at Brownsburg, Ind., with the church 
which he formerly served for five years 
while living in Indianapolis. 

— Tin- First Church at Wheeling, W. 
Y ... under W, IT. Fields, continues to make 
I progress On a recent Sunday the 
attendance was 551 and the collection $262. 
— John A. Stevens takes the general 
evangelistic field July I. His time is ar- 
ranged for until Christmas His perma- 
nent address will be Sulphur Springs, Tex. 
— T. C. McClelland i3 serving his eighth 
year as superintendent of the Bible school 
at Wellsville, Ohio, and has made of it a 



great success. W. C. Prewitt is the min- 
ister. 

—A meeting will be started at Jerico 
Springs, Mo., early in August by E. W. 
Yocum. with Frank McY'ey as singer. 
These brethren have a previous meeting at 
Cedarville. 

— Evangelist A. E. Meek, of Danville, O., 
will begin a meeting with the church at 
Barry. Mo., September 1. He might be 
secured for another short meeting in the 
state before he returns to Ohio. 

— The church at Corydon, Iowa, has 
substantially increased the salary of its 
pastor, Robert W. Lilley. He has been 
there three years, and the church is well 
organized and doing good work. 

— N. H. Robertson, pastor of the church 
at Colfax, 111:, writes that all the members 
there are rejoiced at the rapid progress of 
their new building. J. B. Arnold makes a 
successful Bible school superintendent. 

— We regret to learn that L. E. Murray, 
pastor of the Sixth Street Christian 
Church, Middletown, Ind., has been con- 
fined to his room and unable to occupy his 
place in the pulpit for two Lord's days. 

■ — B. J. Nevis has been engaged for half- 
time preaching at Elsberry, Mo., where the 
work has somewhat lagged by reason of a 
vacancy. A. R. Barton writes us that the 
brethren are hopeful of better times now. 

—The Churches of Christ of the Wel- 
lington district are holding their annual 
convention this week at Everton, Ontario.. 
One feature of the program is an address 
on ''Christian Union" by a Baptist minister. 

— T. S. Handsaker writes us that the 
brethren at Corvallis, One., have ■ just 
raised over $1,000 to complete the payment 
on their recent improvements and to make 
a .start for a much-needed addition to the 
auditorium. 

— F. L. Davis, who went to Wilmington, 
N. C, March 1. where we had no church 
and only a few brethren in a city of 40,000, 
is now able to report sixty-four members, 
with a Sunday-school of over eighteen and 
an encouraging outlook. 

— The church at Lawrenceburg, Ky., has 
been reopened after enlargement and im- 
provement. The whole cost is provided 
for. A short meeting is to begin July 14, 
and a house to house canvass made. Wal- 
ter C. Gibbs is the pastor. 

— E. W. Brickert took part in the open- 
ing of the. new church located seven miles 
from Winamac, Ind. It is a good, commo- 
dious country church in a good community. 
Money was raised to cover all expenses 
and purchase a new organ. 

._W. T. Clarkson, of New York City, 
who is spending the summer at Ocean 
View, Va., supplied for the church at 
Hampton, Va., on a recent Sunday, H. C. 
Combs, the state secretary, being present 
and assisting in the service. 

— H. O. Breeden was the principal speak- 
er at the first annual Baraca banquet just 
held at Abingdon, 111. One hundred men 
were in attendance and much good, was ac- 
complished, over and above the $400 which 
was subscribed for putting the furnace in 
the building. 

— The Foreign Society 'has just received 
a gift of $5,000 on the annuity plan, being 
the second gift from this same brother in 
Virginia. He believes this is a splendid 
way for people, who are unable to make an 
outright gift of a considerable amount, to 
place their means. 

— E. G. Merrill reports that the brethren 
of the East Side Christian Church, Mober- 
ly. Mo., have adopted plans for the remod- 
eling of their building, and the work will 
be pushed forward as rapidly as possible. 
The Bible school now numbers 250, with 



an average attendance of 165. All depart- 
ments of work are in a prosperous condi- 
tion. 

— J. P. Childs, who has been holding for 
the third time a short meeting with the 
church at Akron, Iowa, writes in com- 
mendatory terms of the excellent work 
done there by Carl E. Smith, the minister. 
He speaks especially of his teaching the 
Scriptures in the homes. 

— R. B. Havener reports a great day in 
Callawa\ r count)', Mo., when the Barkers- 
ville church was dedicated. A good sur- 
plus was collected over all indebtedness, 
and the congregation, with a $14,000 house, 
now needs a good preacher. Address H. 
T. Hargess, Tebbetts, Mo., R. F. D. 

— The Cedar Avenue Church and the 
Crawford Mission, at Cleveland, Ohio, 
have consolidated and will soon erect a 
new building on Crawford Road. J. Tis- 
dall is the pastor. Manton Scott, late of 
St. Louis, is the superintendent of the 
Bible school at the Crawford Mission. 

— E. C. McDougle, at the recent com- 
mencement of the Georgia Robertson Col- 
lege, Henderson, Tenn., announced his res- 
ignation of the presidency to accept a posi- 
tion in the Kentucky State Normal, at 
Richmond, Ky. There has been trouble at 
the college and it will suspend this year. 

— Lee H. Barnum, who has just visited 
the brethren at Sharon, Kan., reports that 
the mortgage on the building there has 
been burned and that the congregation is 
now free from debt. Brother Barnum 
visits them twice a month in the after- 
noons, as they are not having regular 
preaching. 

— We are glad to learn that the Chris- 
tian church at Medicine Lodge, Kan., es- 
caped destruction in the cyclone that 
wrecked a large part of the northern por- 
tion of the city-. Only a few windows in 
our building were broken and a few trees 
around it demolished. Lee H. Barnum is 
the minister there. 

— J. D. McBrian, chaplain of the Kansas 
state penitentiary, sends us a strong com- 
mendation of J. F. Palmer, , of Topeka, 
Kan., who .recently closed his work at 
Lansing. Kan. The church there, by a 
unanimous vote, expressed its confidence 
in Brother Palmer, who is now open to 
take up work elsewhere. 

• — "You do not expect others to settle 
your gas or grocery bills. Why should 
you repudiate your church obligations and 
enjoy what others have provided?" We 
find this in the weekly bulletin of the Cen- 
tral Christian Church, Jacksonville, 111. It 
is a pertinent question to put to church 
members all over the country. 

— Our congratulations go to William J. 
Shelburne, who has just been united in 
marriage to Miss Clara Steagall, a daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Steagall, of 
Tullahoma, Tenn. The groom was former- 
ly pastor of the church there, but now 
leads the Vine Street Church, Nashville, 
Tenn. The ceremonv was performed bv 
A. I. Myhr. 

— Every week we receive many news 
items that might just as well have been 
sent several days earlier. Then the writ- 
ers wonder why their communications have 
not appeared, and write us about them. 
It frequently takes time for us to in- 
form them that their communications were 
received after our forms were made up and 
the paper gone to press. 

— The last service in the old church at 
Cairo, 111., was held last Lord's day, and 
next week worship will be held at Safford 
Hall, while building is proceeding. The 
Sunday-school rally begins July 10. The 
school here has increased since the first of 
January from thirty-nine to eighty-two in 



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attendance, while the collection has risen 
from 96 cents to over $9. 

—Miss Ann B. Haley, a daughter of J. J. 
Haley, of Richmond, Va., has just finished 
a course in library science in the state 
library of that city, and would like to lo- 
cate as librarian or teacher. She is a grad- 
uate of Hamilton College and has had two 
years' experience in teaching. She may be 
addressed in care of the Seventh Street 
Christian Church. Richmond, Va. 

—Many wild statements have recently 
been made about the Bible College of Mis- 
souri. C. E. Burgess, who is a student of 
that institution, calls our attention to the 
fact that one of these statements is that the 
student- there have not made a dozen con- 
verts. Brother Burgess alone reports sixty- 
seven added to the churches in the past 
twelve months in his own work. 

— C. R. L. Vawter, who has just held a 
good meeting at Carnegie, Okla., is now, 
with his singer. J. W. Wood, in a meeting 
with W. L. Dalton at Perry. This is the 
third meeting Brother Vawter has held for 
Brother Dalton. and one of its fruits is the 
renunciation of a Baptist minister who de- 
sires to- become a Christian only. 

— The time is rapidly coming when 
preachers and church officers will be tak- 
ing a vacation, but they should make_ their 
plans for an active winter campaign in the 
church work before they go on a holiday. 
We shall be glad to hear from all churches 
planning evangelistic meetings, and would 
like to know the time set for these t> be- 
gin, as well as the evangelists and singers 
engaged. 

— H. M. Gillmore will close his work at 
Pawnee Rock. Kan.. July 15. and take 
charge of the church at Marion. He has 
been in his present field nineteen months, 
and has seen the work there grow from 
half-time to full-time preaching, while the 
number of additions, from all sources, has 
been fifty-nine. He reports the work well 
organized and the people loyal and ready 
to uphold their minister's hands. 

— We regret to learn of the death of J. 
A. Cunningham, who was suddenly killed 
by being thrown from a heavily-laden 
wagon which passed over his body. He 
was in the Christian ministry, although he 
earned his livelihood also as a traveling 
•man. Brother Cunningham had _ some 
views that would usually be considered 
peculiar, but was a man of great sincerity 
of purpose. His home was at Tupelo, 
Miss. 

— E. R. Clarkson, of Red Bluff, Cal., has 
decided to enter the evangelistic field, and 
has resigned his pastorate, to become ef- 
fective August 1. His church regrets the 
decision, but while he believes he is leav- 
ing the best church that it has ever been 
his privilege to serve, he feels the call toa 
wider field. His permanent address will 
be Citronelle, Ala., though he is to labor 
for a while under the Georgia Missionary 
Society as evangelist. 

—He who has been treasurer of a 
church for twenty years deserves some 
public recognition, and we are glad to 
note that the board of officers of the 
First Christian. Church, Philadelphia, re- 
cently honored its treasurer, Mr. Thomas 
E. Ferguson, by giving him a compli- 
mentary dinner at the Hotel Majestic. 
During the twenty years the church has 
raised and disbursed $152,000. L. G. 
Batman is the present minister. 

— Under the direction of its minister, J. 
W. Allen, steady advance is being made at 
the Dean Avenue Christian Church, Spo- 
kane. Wash. This congregation was or- 
ganized only a few years ago, but is free 
from debt* and has had wonderful success. 
A new building is being contemplated. N. 
M. Field, singing evangelist, late of St. 



Louis, is now the leader of music and as- 
sistant pastor. He has organized one of 
the largest chorus choirs in the city. 

— We are constantly receiving notices 
of marriages for insertion in The Chris- 
tian-Evangelist, but they are unaccom- 
panied by the fifty cents which we think 
we are entitled to for announcing such 
happy events just as much as a minister 
is his fee for marrying the couple. Space 
is valuable in our paper, brethren, and 
many of the people marrying are not read- 
ers of The Christian-Evangelist nor 
even members of the Christian church. 

— A reception was given to O. F. Jordan, 
the retiring pastor at Rockford, III, last 
Friday evening. On this occasion the 
church mortgage was burned. Brother 
Jordan preached his farewell sermons last 
'Lord's dav, and will be succeeded in the 
ministry of this church by W. D. Ward, of 
Evanston, 111. Fie takes, charge next Sun- 
day. Brother Jordan, as has already been 
announced in these columns, is to take up 
work under the F. C. M. S. in Cuba. 

— Milo Atkinson has had six months' 
successful work with the First Church, 
Covington, Ky, Thirty-five additions are 
reported and for many weeks the Bible 
school has been the largest in the state. J. 
W. Hagin, of the Fourth Street Church in 
the same city, according to Brother Atkin- 
son, seems to have a firmer hold upon his 
people than at any time during his minis- 
trv. The Bible school there has also had 
a 'splendid growth. The work prospers in 
Covington. 

—The editor of the "Central Baptist," 
Rev. J. C. Armstrong, of this city, is en- 
joving a trip to the East, being in Japan 
when last heard from. His brethren in 
St. Louis sent him on his journey, and 
thev seem to be taking good care of his 
paper in his absence. They are serving 
Brother Armstrong right. He deserves it. 
"Some sweet day" the Editor of The 
Christian-Evangelist is going to become 
a globe trotter for a few months and give 
his readers a rest! 

The Magnolia Avenue Church, Los 

Angeles, has called J. Leslie Lobingier to 
become the assistant pastor. He recently 
graduated at the College of the Bible, 
Lexington, and expects to begin his work 
with The church the last week in June. 
The new church at Budlong Avenue, 
Los Angeles, has a most promising future. 
J. I. West has recently taken charge of it, 
George Ringo having resigned to devote 
himself to "building up the mission on 
West Jefferson street. 

—The corner stone of the Third Chris- 
tian Church has been laid at Twenty- 
third and Chestnut streets, Louisville, 
Ky Addresses were made by E. L. Pow- 
ell, W. N. Briney, T. S. Tinsley, E. B'. 
Ritchev and D. F. Stafford, pastor of the 
congregation. The church has a history 
of twentv-five years. It first met in a little 
hall. The new building is to cost $25,000. 
most of which is already raised. It will be 
of brick, with 'Stone trimmings, and will 
seat over 1,000 people. 

On the eve of their departure for 

Europe, Earl Wilfley and wife, of Craw- 
fordsville, Ind., were given a notable esti- 
monial. The large church, including Sun- 
day-school room and balcony, was packed 
in "everv part, aisles and vestibules being in 
demand. The occasion indicates the es- 
teem in which the pastor and his wife are 
held. Brother Wilfley has been in much 
demand recently for special addresses. He 
expects to spend three months abroad, go- 
ing to many out-of-the-way places. 

— The dominant characteristic of the 
Sacramento (Cal.) district convention was 
its interest in district evangelization. The 
secretary reported that the Disciples have 
worked at thirty-three places in the dis- 



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— J. A. Tabor has been having a 
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— William Remfry Hunt, one of our 
pioneer missionaries to China, is at his 
home in England on a furlough. He has 
just preached at the West London Taber- 
nacle where, many years ago, he was in 
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terested audiences. His evening lecture on 
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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 4, 1907. 



—The removal of the debt on the Ma- 
pkwood (Mo.) Christian Church, and the 
anniversary of its pastor. F. A. Mayhall, 
were celebrated by a basket dinner last 
Lord's day and all day meetings. Champ 
Clark and John L. Brandt were speakers 
at the afternoon gathering. 

— During a meeting held by Evangelist 
James Sharrat at Fairfax. Mo., B. W. 
Knight was ordained to the ministry of the 
Word. The church was properly organ- 
ized and is in condition to employ a preach- 
er who may do an effective work. We are 
glad to know that the Methodist and Pres- 
byterian ministers assisted in making the 
meeting a success. Brother Sharrat has 
open dates for July, or could take regular 
work for the summer months. He may be 
addressed at 813 West Twenty-first street, 
Kansas City, Mo. 

■ — A correspondent writes that he likes 
the Christian Publishing Company for its 
steadfastness, but of the stuckfastness of 
the envelopes which are sometimes sent out 
he can not approve, as they are often 
stuckfast to the other matter enclosed. He 
says: "It is a good thing to be steadfast 
but not in a stuckfast envelope." We ac- 
cept our correspondent's application of our 
own editorial, "Steadfast or Stuckfast — 
Which?" but he must not allow the envel- 
opes to lie around so long unused as to 
become stuckfast. 

— X. M. Ragland writes concerning his 
reception by the First Church in Spring- 
field. Mo., saying that "the pastors and 
members of the churches in this town have 
given us a warm welcome to our new 
home. The people whom we have come to 
serve are hopeful and enthusiastic. This 
gives promise of success." The church at 
Fayetteville. Ark., by a unanimous vote, 
elected him pastor emeritus and made him, 
also, a director in the Foreign Christian 
Missionary Society. These are certainly 
high tokens of esteem. 

— The brethren at Fowler, Cal., after 
careful consideration, have unanimously 
decided to erect a new church building to 
cost something over $5,000, $3,000 having 
already been pledged. It is expected that 
the construction work will begin about Oc- 
tober 1. It was also unanimously decided 
to extend a call to the present minister, W. 
W. Pew, to remain indefinitely. He has 
agreed to do this. The seating capacity of 
the new church auditorium is to be about 
500. The Sunday-school department will 
be in the basement. 

— A question concerning ordination 
comes to our desk: (1) Who? (2) By 
whom? (3) How? Persons possessing 
the scriptural qualifications for elders, dea- 
cons or preachers, and called to such work 
by their brethren, may be ordained by an 
1 vangelist, or by the local minister, assisted 
by the elders of the churches interested. 
Prayer and the imposition of hands, prc- 
<l by fasting on the part of those par- 
ticipating, and others feeling disposed 
thereto, seems to have been the scriptural 
order. (See Acts 6:1-6; Acts 13:1-3). 

— A writer in the "Outlook" says: 

"Universal peace is tin- dream which the world 
hopes to sic realized. The second peace confer- 
ence to lie held at The Ilaeue will no doubt be 
;. step ahead towards this ultimate ideal, but that 
it will prove more than a step not even the most 
confirmed optimist can believe." 

lecording to the logic of some, then, 
"the second Peace Conference at The 
Tlatruc" should not he held. If it is onlv 
a "step" toward universal peace, and not 
the universal peace itself, full-fledged, let's 
away with it and fight on until we can get 
universal peace ! 

— We have received an announcement 
of the meeting of the Committee on Edu- 
cation of the International Sunday-school 
Association, to be held at Sundav-schoo' 



camp, on Lake Geneva, Wis., beginning 
at 8 p. m., August 24, and closing at Q p. 
m., August 28. A program of special in- 
terest to all Sunday-school workers is ar- 
ranged, and many of our own workers 
should be present. For further informa- 
tion concerning accommodations, rates, 
etc., address Lake Geneva Sunday-school 
Association Camp, Hartford Bldg., Chi- 
cago. 

■ — J. W. Reynolds recently completed a 
six months work with the Christian 
Church, Clinton, 111., during which time 
the congregation paid off a debt of $800 
and met all the current expenses. The 
church expects to secure one of our best 
evangelists for a protracted meeting dur- 
ing, the coming autumn. Twenty-two ac- 
cessions were reported at regular services 
since November 1. More than twelve bas- 
kets full were gathered up from a free 
dinner given by the members in celebration 
of clearing the church of all indebtedness. 



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San Francisco's Mighty Appeal, 

The brethren around San Francisco Bay 
are asking for help to rebuild the churches 
that were destroyed by the earthquake. No 
worthier appeal has been made to the broth- 
erhood in our time. These brethren have 
been stripped of all they possessed. They lost 
their property and lost their business. Had 
their earning capacity remained intact, they 
would have rebuilt their houses of worship 
without any outside help. 

It is to the credit of these good peoole 
that they did not give up in despair after the 
earthquake. They might have gone elsewhere 
and have found honorable and profitable em- 
ployment; they might have left the stricken 
city to its fate. The Lord put it into their 
hearts to stay and to rebuild what had been 
destroyed. They have done marvelously 
well. It can be said of them as it was said 
of the Macedonians: "They have given to the 
extent of their power, yea, and beyond their 
power." Having done their utmost, they 
come to those who have been wondrously 
prospered in recent years for assistance. 

Our Lord taught his followers to do to 
others as they would that others should do to 
them. He said, "By this shall all men knov. 
that ye are my disciples, if he have love one 
to another." He showed his love by giving 
himself for the world's redemption. "His dis- 
ciples are to show theis love by giving of 
what they possess. The Apostle Tohn says, 
"But whoso hath the world's goods and be- 
holdeth his brother in need and shutteth up 
his compassion from him, how doth the love 
of God abide in him?" 

It will be an easy matter for the brother- 
hood to give $100,000 to aid San Francisco in 
her time of need. At another time the condi- 
tions may be reversed. Then the San Fran- 
cisco brethren will gladly relieve those who 
help them now. Churches and individuals 
that have not given anything for any of our 
great general causes should respond to this 
appeal. They will be enriched and not im- 
poverished by having fellowship with their 
brethren in their time of need. Their gift 
will be an odor of a sweet srnell, a sacrifice 
acceptable, well-pleasing to God. 

For many years the missionaries leaving 
for the Orient, and those returning from the 
Orient, have been entertained and cheered 
by the brethren in San Francisco and around 
the Bay. It would be a great misfortune if 
the churches there were blotted out, so that 
there would be no brethren to speed the mis- 
sionaries as they left the shores of America, 
and none to welcome them on their return. 
Help given them now will have a bearing 
upon the work of missions in all parts' of the 
world. A. McLean, 

F. M. Rains, 
Stephen T. Corey. 



— D. J. McCanne, writing from Fort 
Sumner, N. M., and referring to our cor- 
respondence while in New Mexico concern- 
ing the Estancia Valley, wishes to call the 
attention of our readers to what he calls 
"our historic valley (the Pecos), where we 
have 5,000 acres of fine fruit land under 
irrigation, and being rapidly settled up and 
put into apples and alfalfa." He says: 
"We are doing missionary work in Pecos 
Valley, helping the Lord make of this an 
ideal place for a colony of Disciples. Al- 
ready we have quite a number from Dr. 
Tyler's South Broadway Church, Denver, 



and we want about 500 of the best in the 
country to come and locate here." He 
offers to send illustrated literature to those 
interested. 

— Our readers, and especially those who 
contributed for the meeting held in Man- 
chester, N. H., by Brother Yeuell, will be 
glad to learn that B'ro. E. M. Todd, of 
North Tonawanda, N. Y., has been em- 
ployed by the Christian Woman's Board of 
Missions to remove to Manchester and 
take charge of that' work until it is per- 
manently established there. Brother Todd 
is pre-eminently qualified for the work in 
a New England field, and we regard his 
acceptance as a guarantee of the permanent 
success of the enterprise. That the Chris- 
tian Woman's Board of Missions is be- 
hind it makes it doubly sure of 'success. 

— "The contest has been a good thing 
for us even though we were defeated." 
This is the message which has reached us 
from a number of Bible schools that were 
losers so far as the actual competition and 
the number of points were concerned, but 
the testimonv is that the contest has not 
been a defeat as regards the original and 
main purpose. Take, for instance, this re- 
port from the First Church, Springfield, 
111. : "Better attendance and promptness 
on the part of teachers and officers has 
been attained. The proportion of those 
regularly contributing has been raised. 
New enthusiasm has been generated. Sev- 
eral classes have doubled their enrollment, 
and several indifferent classes have been 
aroused to activity. The school is doing 
better work." 

— The Christian Publishing Company has 
been making some changes in the past few 
weeks in the personnel of "its business de- 
partment. R. P. Crow, who has been for 
many years business manager, resigned in 
the spring to accept the position of cashier 
in an Illinois bank. His place has been filled 
by Reuben Butchart, of Toronto, Can., who 
has for many years been associated with the 
publishing business and comes highly rec- 
ommended. He began his work with us 
July 1. H. F. Davis, of the book depart- 
ment, has resigned to carry on another 
line of business in the city, and his place 
has, been filled by G. W. Bauer, who was 
formerly connected with one of the largest 
wholesale book stores of this city. The 
brethren who have left us were excellent 
men, and we wish them success in their 
new business. The changes look in the 
direction of more special training in the 
publishing business, and the company was 
never so well organized for aggressive 
work as at present. 

— A note from Brother Tyler, written 
in London June 7, says : "I spoke in 
Gloucester the afternoon of June 4. We 
are having a glorious time with the breth- 
ren in old England. I may have something 
to say in The Christian-Evangeust. 
Spoke to a fine audience in the West Lon- 
don Tabernacle last night." A newspaper 
clipping gives an outline of his talk at 
Gloucester, wherein he gave some particu- 
lars of the Sunday-school convention at 
Rome and of his experiences among the 
Disciples of Christ. He thanked God for 
the great movement in which he was tak- 
ing a part and appealed to his hearers to 
stand foursquare in upholding the great 
principles for which the churches of Christ 
are contending, namely, a return to the 
primitive Christianity in creed, ordinances 
and life. In another column will be found 
later details of Brother Tyler's visit to 
England. He was to sail on the steam- 
ship "Arabic" and speak last Lord's day 
at Decatur. 111. We expect him to visit the 
office of The Christian-Evangelist about 
the time this week's issue of the paper goes 
to press. 



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— In a letter from G. W. Muckley, who 
has been for some time in the West, he 
isays : "I have spent two weeks investigat- 
ing the needs of that work in and around 
San Francisco. I want to say advisedly 
that no man can understand the needs ex- 
cept he is on the ground. The caiuse is a 
common cause. The San Francisco breth- 
ren and all the afflicted towns have been 
bearing burdens that we know nothing 
about. Our cause everywhere is the cause 
of a united people, and we simply nust an- 
swer this call the first Sunday of July or 
hang our heads." This testimony from one 
who has been on the ground, and whose 
judgment is formed on th=> basis of the 
general interest of the brotherhood, is ex- 
ceedingly important. There is no question 
but that we are facie to face not only with 
a great duty, but with a great opportunity, 
and it would be to our everlasting discredit 
if we should not avail ourselves of it. 
Remember July 7. 

— The little monthly paper issued by 
the Dudley Street Baptist Church, con- 
tains an article on the Yeuell meeting 
at Boston. It says that the Christian 
Church is united in every sense. "There 
could have been no more genial spirit of 
union asked; no better co-operation with 
pastor or people desired. Pastor Ward 
and his flock won our highest esteem 
and the mutual fellowship was a large 
feature of the blessing experienced." 
The article goes on to say that the meth- 
ods of Mr. Yeuell in leading people to 
public confession, were new to this Bap- 
tist congregation. "To walk from one's 
seat in the gallery, or on the floor, to 
the front of a crowded church; to arise 
and verballv confess faith in Christ as 
the Son of God and one's own Saviour, 
requires a positive moving of souls." 
The whole trend of the article is one of 
enthusiasm and thankfulness to the 
evangelist and the Christian Church in 
Boston. We can not forbear quoting one 
other expression: "The mission went on 
for the most part steadily leading people 
of all ages to the kind of confession of 
Christ not to be forgotten." We ven- 
ture to say that this union meeting will do 
a very great deal in strengthening the 
sentiment towards Christian union be- 
tween Baptists and Disciples. 

■ — Victor Dorris has decided to resign 
at Pendleton, Ore., and devote himself ex- 
clusively to evangelistic work, and he asks 
•us to announce to his many friends of 
other days, and to all that may be inter- 
ested, that for some time in the future, 
and possible as long as he may live, he 
will devote himself to the proclamation 
of the great evangel. In his letter he says : 
"My time will expire July 1, after which 
time I am ready to make and fill engage- 
ments. I have contemplated this step for 
several years and have often been advised 
to do so by many choice spirits, and now 
I am fully decided." He can supply dur- 
ing July or August, or conduct rally meet- 
ings or Bible institutes. He is open for 
engagements for February and March of 
1908, and will be glad to make engage- 
ments for dates further ahead. After July 
1 he may be addressed at North Yakima, 
Wash., R. R. No. 4. We take pleasure in 
making this announcement for Brother 
Dorris, whose faithfulness and whose abili- 
ty as an evangelist are so widely known 
that he needs no commendation from us. 
He has been trying to combine the pastoral 
and evangelistic work, but the demands 
unon him are such as to make him feel 
that his work lies in the evangelistic field. 
In a personal letter, from which we take 
the liberty of quoting, occurs this ad- 
mirable statement: "I want to preach the 
message just as my Lord would have it 
"preached, regardless of 'our' custom or 
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Alexander Campbell and Instrumental 
Music. 

A brother asks what was Alexander 
Campbell's position on the use of in- 
strumental music in the churches. We 
referred the matter to W. T. Moore, 
who knew Mr. Campbell personally, and 
he answers thus: 

"Mr. Campbell never discussed that 
question as it has been discussed by 
many of our brethren. With him it was 
a matter of very little importance. , In 
only a few instances did he refer to it at 
all, and then only to emphasize the im- 
portance of spiritual worship rather than 
a mere formal exhibition. In no case, 
so far as I am able to find, did he re- 
gard the organ itself as in any way tin- 
scriptural. With him everything de- 
pended upon the use made of it, and it 
is my opinion that, where the organ is 
not abused, he would make no objection 
to it at all, were he living at this time. 
However, the organ question was not 
specially a live question among us dur- 
ing the active period of his life, and con- 
sequently there was no special need for 
his discussing it, except in a general 
way. He himself had no musical talent. 
I am not sure that he knew one tune 
from another, but he was deeply in- 
terested in the words that are sung. In- 
deed, Mr. Campbell was too great a 
man and had too much important work 
to do to spend his time in discussing 
such a question as has been made out of 
the use of the organ in the churches. I 
suppose that he looked at the matter 
somewhat as I do, namely: with instru- 
mental music in the worship of the old 
institution, and with instrumental music 
in heaven, as we have it presented in 
the book of Revelation, I have always 
felt that if there was a little of this 
music between these two periods, it 
would not hurt any one, if conducted in 
the right spirit." 



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As We Go to Press. 

al to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Colorado Springs. Colo.. June 30. — Sev- 
enteen additions to-day: jii since revival 
began. I have resigned here to go to the 
Park Church. Newcastle, Pa.. September 
I. Our church here has now a member- 
ship of more than a thousand. More than 
mx hundred have been added during my 
ministry of less than three years. The 
church is free from debt and in fine con- 
dition. — Crayton S. Brooks. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Lawton. Okla.. July ,i. — Began here yes- 
terday with W. A. Curtis, pastor. Eighteen 
additions first day: prospects fair. — Fife 
and Saunders, evangelists. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Janesville, Wis., July 1. — We are in a 
short union meeting here with four 
churches : 78 confessions yesterday. ~2 last 
Sunday; 400 in thirteen days. Close for 
summer vacation this week; over 4,000 
confessions since January 1. — Chas. Reign 
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INFANT CONSECRATION. 

(.Continued from Page 849.) 

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talk-, may be brought to receive lessons 
and impressions that will be very helpful 
in turning their thoughts and feet into the 
right way and throw around them the 
sympathy of Christ's people and the pro- 
tection of the fold of Christ. 

More than thirty years ago a widowed 
mother in Philadelphia was going down to 
death with consumption. She was bur- 
dened with anxiety for her two little 
boys. — one nine, the other five years of age. 
She well knew she must soon leave them 
motherless in this unfriendly world. Upon 
consultation with her near relatives, it was 
decided that Willie, the older one. should 
be placed in Girard College until he was 
sixteen, if his life was soared, when it was 
expected he would be fitted to get on in 
the world. The younger one was left in 
the care of Christian relatives. 

On the day Willie was to leave home, the 
pastor of the church, by invitation dined 
with the family, and the grandmother was 
present. After dinner, the mother, with 
breaking heart and streaming eyes, said to 
her pastor: "This afternoon I give Willie 
away and put him in Girard College until 
he is sixteen. I want you to put your 
hands on his head and pray for God's 




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The Association Hospital, corner Thirty-fifth and Pine streets, has re- 
cently come under control of members of the Christian Church, and is now 
ready to receive patients for treatment who prefer to be under the care of 
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blessing tipon him that he may be a good 
boy and grow up to be a Christian and a 
useful man."' 

With deep humility and tenderness, the 
request was complied with, and it was 
the most touching and impressive service 
this writer was ever asked to lead. 

Willie left his mother's care followed 
with her undying love, passed the years 
in college with great credit, went to an- 
other eastern city, learned the printing 
business, became a member of the Church 
of Christ, and, at a proper age, married 
a charming lady of that city, and they are 
faithful in the service of the Lord 

Who can measure the influence for good 
in Willie's life of that consecration service 
in his mother's home? Who can imagine 
the immense possibilities for extending the 
kingdom of God over the young by a simi- 
lar service of consecration once or twice 
a year in . special session of our Bible 
schools? 

Romanists have been saying for a cen- 
tury: "Give us the children the first seven 
years of their education, and you may have 
them the rest of their lives." 

We commend their wisdom, and neglect 
the children in these tender years. 

The Psalmist 'says : "As arrows are in 
the hand of a mighty man, so are chil- 
dren of the youth." 

While in the hand, direction is given to 
the arrow's flight, so children must be 
given the right direction in their course in 
life. Why not consecrate them to holy 
service all the days of their life in this 
plastic age of their growth? And why 
should not the church take the children in 
its arms, as Jesus did, and in its activities 
have a specific purpose in impressing the 
hearts and minds of the lambs of the 
flock by an occasional service for their con- 
secration? It will deepen the sense of 
parents' responsibility and help them to 
train up their children in the house of the 
Lord. 

Such practical recognition of the home 
by the church is the restoration of family 
relitrion upon which God has set the seal 
of his favor and blessing in all dispensa- 
tions. "God sctteth the solitarv in fami- 
lies." 



To the St. Louis Disciples. 

A lecture which no one can well afford to miss 
will be given on Friday evening at the Compton 
Avenue Presbyterian Church. Compton and 
Washington avenues, St. Louis. It. is to be on 
a vital subject, by a lecturer who has obtained 
a national fame. Although upon a purely legal 
question, the lecture is anything but dry or tedi- 
ous. The theme is new and timely and the ammu- 
nition that will be given for the fighting of the 
-rilofin will be helpful to every man and woman 
interested in this question. "The Unconstitu- 
tionality of Saloon Licenses" is the subject, and 
the lecturer is Judge Samuel R. Artman. of In- 
diana, who has won the approval not only of the 
leaders of temperance reform but even of many 
politicians. He has been heard by large! audi- 
ences in his own state. He was induced by a 
number of business men to make a tour of the 



country during his vacation. He begins his tour 
at St. Louis next Friday. He is not on the lec- 
ture platform for mGney considerations. Judge 
Artman is a devoted member of the Christian 
church. 

A Union and a Debt Cleared. 

The union attempted some time ago between the 
Disciples of Battle Creek. Mich., and a Baptist 
church was fully completed last spring when the 
church reorganized itself into a Church of Christ 
on the .Scriptural basis. The new organization 
assumed all obligations incurred by the old one. 
Among these obligations were old debts amount- 
ing in all to $961. F. P. Arthur, the correspond- 
ing secretary of the Michigan Christian Missionary 
Society, came to Battle Creek June i6, to help 
raise the amount necessary to pav off the debts 
mentioned above. After the most heroic and 
persistent work of a week he secured $1,000 in 
cash and good pledges. In this work he was ably 
assisted by different members of tbe congrega- 
tion. There was rejoicing m all hearts Sunday 
mght. June 23, when we knew the old debts could 
be paid. The state board is standing nobly by 
this work in Battle Creek. I began work with 
this church June 23. We are all hopeful and 
the congregation is full of courage. 

R. A. Thibos. 
® -ft 
Brother Tyler in England. 
I feel I must send The Christian-Evangelist 
a note concerning what I feel should be called 
Dr. .and Mrs. Tyler's triumph in England. 

On our way home from the world's Sunday- 
school convention which recently concluded its 
sessions in Rome, we are completing the tour with 
a visit to our churches in England. It has been 
my pleasure to join Brother Tyler in some of the 
meetings we have attended. He is in demand 
everywhere we have a church. What time he was 
not engaged in attending the sessions of the 
world's international Sunday-school lesson commit- 
tee has been spent in continuous travel inter- 
spersed with speeches, sermons and addresses. 
He has spoken at Southampton. Gloucester. Chel- 
tenham, Chester. Birkenhead, Liverpool, South- 
port and London and environs, making in all 
sixteen addresses. It is the universal opinion that 
he has done a .great amount of good by his 
words of cheer and telling common sense way of 
giving advice and instruction. The climax was 
the London meetings. Last week a reception waS 
tendered Brother and Sister Tyler at the West 
London Tabernacle. Nine of our preachers were 
present, as well as a large number of brethren 
and sisters. Yesterday was an high day at the 
West London Tabernacle. The choir celebrated 
its anniversary of organization. The music ren- 
dered by the sixty well-trained voices was very 
attractive and inspiring. Brother Tyler delivered 
four addresses during the day t© large and de- 
lighted audiences. His closing sermon on the 
"Pre-eminence of Christ" was an especially strong 
discourse. At the conclusion of the service in 
the evening we bade our brethren good-by. As 
we sail for America early in the week we may 
never see them again, but we shall carry away 
with us a delightful remembrance of the kindness 
of our brethren across the sea who are contending 
for the faith once delivered to the saints. 

H. Randel Lookabill, 
Pastor Fulton Avenue Christian Church, Balti- 
more, Md. 
London, June 17. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



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A Good Word for Kansas. 

The first district missionary convention at 
Nortonville, Kan., was a decided success. A 
lady who has attended many of them says it is 
the best yet. Of the four which I have attended, 
this was by far the best, both in interest, attend- 
ance, and program. Brethren Lyon and Settle 
are competent men, and missions in Kansas prom- 
ise to be worthy of this great state. 

W. A. Oldham. 

Northeast Colorado. 

Tbe fourteenth annual convention of the Chris- 
tian churches of Northeastern Colorado was held 
•in Greeley, June 12 and 13, and was conceded 
by all present to be the best ever held in the 
district, not only in attendance but also in work 
accomplished and general interest taken. There 
-were 62 visiting delegates, while the majority of 
the home congregation was present at each ses- 
sion. J. F. Findley, of Fort Collins, presided. 



California State Convention. 

The annual convention of the Christian 
churches of California will be in session at Gar- 
field Park, Santa Cruz, from July 23 to August 4. 
An unusual amount- of the best home talent has 
"been secured and several of our ablest brethren 
from the East will deliver addresses, among them 
W. R. Warren and J. J. Haley. 

For programs with full information address the 
chairman of the program committee, T. E. Denton, 
Petaluma, Cal. 

Christian Endeavor Convention. 

Program of the Disciples' rally, First Christian 
Church, corner Broadway and East Olive street, 
Friday, 2:30 p. m.. July 12. 1907. Music in 
charge of Endeavorers of First ^Christian Church, 
Seattle : 

Devotional, Guy M. Withers, Kansas City: 
Greeting to Visiting Disciples, H. L. Chapman. 
Seattle; Response, Orton L. Smith, president 
Oklahoma Christian Endeavor Union; Address, 
"'The Present the Era of Young People," B. B. 
Tyfer, Denver; Address, "The Religious Spirit of 
the Twentieth Century and the Plea of the Dis- 
ciples;" Address, "The Centennial Movement and 




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A Christian Hospital. 

The hospital hitherto known as the Association 
Hospital.- located on the northeast corner of Pine 
and "Thirty-fifth street, has been undergoing a 
quiet evolution during the past few months, by 
which its financial basis has been reconstructed, 
its methods modified, its stockholders and direc- 
tors changed so that it has come under the com- 
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Dr. C. M. Riley, for many years a professor in 
the Barnes Medical College as house physician 
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A Union Move in Washington. 

On May 12, 1907, thirty-four months from the 
time of the first meeting of fourteen members 
of the Christian Church in Hoquiam, Wash., the 
new house of worship was dedicated. The prop- 
erty is valued at $7,000 and pledges were secured 
on dedication day sufficient to clear it of indebt- 
edness except for $1,000 carried by the Board 
of Church Extension. 

Morton L. Rose, of North Yakima,- was- mas- 
ter of ceremonies. The writer's long acquaint- 
ance with him in Eugene, Ore., while the former 
was a student and the latter pastor, made us 
anxious to secure him and the church at North 
Yakima and Brother Rose have our heartiest 
thanks for his services. 

'There was the usual or unusual fear before the 
services began that we should be tillable to reach 
our goal of $1,500. but during the day $1,560 was 
raised. A most pleasant feature of the day was 
the liberal gifts from brethren of other city 
churches, the Presbyterian and the Baptist be- 
ing especially generous, both of their Christian 
Endeavor societies- making small pledges as well. 

The church was organized by A. C. Vail in 
1904 and has been ministered to by the beloved 
patriarch. R. M. Messick. J. M. Harris and the 
writer, Evangelists who have served are D. E. 
Olson. G. A. Webb and wife, and A. C. Vail. 
The present membership is about 75. Like all 
Western churches there is a constant succession 
of removals which makes the building up of 
such a work without aid from missionary funds, 
except Church Extension, an arduous undertak- 
ing. 

We are just now entering into a union re- 
vival, five churches participating — Christian, Bap- 
tist,^ Swedish Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian. 
An auditorium costing, with the site, $3,800, has 
been erected for present and future use. It is a 
tabernacle of witness to the spirit of union which 
is abroad in the land which is especially strong 
in Hoquiam, and a tabernacle of prophecy of the 
day when the place of meeting for all Chris- 
tians of a given place shall not be a rough, un- 
painted structure, but the best the city can af- 
ford. Rev. J. I. A. Henry, formerly of Portland, 
Ore., San Francisco and Chicago, but more re- 
cently from a five years' evangelistic campaign in 
the British Isles, and his singer, Mr. J. R. Hem- 
minger, are leading us. For some months the 
pastor of the Baptist church, Rev. G. A. Bale, 
and I have been in frequent consultation as to 
the uniting of our congregations. Finally, at 
Brother Bale's suggestion, we issued a call, Mr. 
Carlson, the pastor of the Swedish Baptist church, 



also signing it. It was an invitation to attend 
a conference looking toward closer fellowship 
in union. We expressed our belief that condi- 
tions were favorable for such a movement and 
that nothing but good could come from a frank 
discussion. 

In response to the imitation there came to- 
gether members of six congregations — Christian, 
Baptist and Swedish Baptist of Hoquiam; Baptist 
and Christian of Aberdeen and Christian of 
Elma, represented by Brother Jones, the pastor. 
I was never in a meeting so thoroughly charged 
with the spirit of Christian love. 

The meeting did much to bring the congrega- 
tions nearer together, especially by showing how 
much we are alike now in teaching and practice, 
and the question is being frequently asked, "What 
is the difference between us?" and the answer 
often given, "I don't know. Do you?" 

One word from Brother Carlson's address on 
"Preparations for Union" deserves repetition. 
The preparation he insisted upon is that we should 
know Christ, know each other, know our own 
love for the truth and know our brother's love for 
the truth. He said that he had been greatly 
surprised to hear one of our evangelists preach- 
ing Baptist doctrine, but it was Baptist doctrine, 
without which we could not expect to hold our 
converts. The particular form of Baptist teach- 
ing which he taught was that conversion must 
precede baptism! That baptism is worthless un- 
less there has been a change of heart, unless 
faith and repentance have preceded it! The evan- 
gelist's name? Charles Reign Scoville. 

The next day in talking with a prominent Bap- 
tist who had not been to the conference and who 
held the ancient idea that we are baptismal re- 
generationists, I was able to quote Brother Carl- 
son as authority that at least one man among 
us does not hold to that idea. 

A second conference was held May 10, ad- 
dressed by Rev. G. W. Watson, pastor of the 
Aberdeen Baptist Church, and by Brother Rose, 
each speaking on the contribution the church with 
which he was identified had made to religious 
progress. Again it was found that the lines were 
parallel and often identical. 

May 19, by invitation of Mr. Watson, I 
preached to a united congregation in his church, 
the Christian church at Aberdeen being tempo- 
rarily without a pastor, B. H. Allen, of Mon- 
tesano, having since been called. A most ex- 
cellent feeling was manifest throughout the even- 
ing and it was a service at which I rejoiced to be. 
The Baptist ministers here are much in earnest 
in the matter and we are trying not to fall short. 

There is a measure of indifference to the ques- 
tion on the part of some and I fear some opposi- 
tion. I pray God we may not be found wanting, 
though some developments lead me to wonder if 
our claims to a desire for union will stand the 
test of experience. 

Our union revival is occupying all our time 
and thought now and nothing more will be done, 
at least for a time. John J. Handsaker. 




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We invite ministers and others to send reports 

of meetings, additions and other news of the 

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be reported as "by confession and baptism," or "by 

later." 

Arkansas. 

Bentonville, Tune 24. — One addition at regular 
morning service vesterdav and one the week be- 
fore.— J. W. Ellis. 

California. 

Arlington, June 24. — Six additions by letter and 
statement, to the Arlington church, in the last 
two weeks. — W. T. Adams, pastor. 

Corona, June 24. — One addition here yesterday 
by letter. — W. T. Adams, pastor. 

Yisalia, June 20. — Large audiences; two addi- 
tions last Sunday. Church prospering. — I. H. 
Teel. pastor. 

Canada. 

Mimosa, Ont. — As the result of a two weeks' 
meeting 14 new members were received into fel- 
lowship. David Dick, pastor of the flourishing 
young church at Wychwood Park, Toronto, was 
the evangelist, assisted by O. W. Hearn, pastor 
of the Everton and Mimosa churches. 

District of Columbia. 

Washington, June 24. — Reports at Ministers' 
meeting: Vermont Avenue (F. D. Power), one 
baptism; Ninth Street (George A. Miller), six 
baptisms and one by letter; Thirty-fourth Street 
(Claude C. Jones), one baptism. — Claude C. 
Jones, secretary. 

Georgia. 

Augusta, June 24. — Yesterday I preached to 
the old people. Many were present and sang 
tlie songs which they had selected as favorites. 
At the close of the morning service there was 
one addition and three in the evening, making 16 
for the month of June. — P. H. Mears. 

Indiana. 

Mount Vernon, June 25. — Have just begun a 
meeting here with William A. Ward, of Hender- 
son. Ky. One addition last night. This is a 
weak church and it has been without a minister 
since October, but there are some very zealous 
ers. We expect to continue three weeks. — 
Charles E. McYay, song evangelist. 

Illinois. 

Virginia, June 28. — Three additions last Lord's 
day — two by confession and baptism, one by let- 
ter. — Ben N. Mitchell. 

Iowa. 

Anthon, June 25. — We closed the meeting here 




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yesterday. Two accessions and several yet to be 
baptized. W. P. Dunkleberger is the pastor and 
C. E. Smith led the singing. — J. P. Childs, evan- 
gelist. 

Indian Territory. 

Muskogee, June 24. — Three additions by letter, 
one by statement, and one by confession and bap- 
tism, making 18 since Brother Martin took charge 
the first Sunday in May.— W. W. Settle. 

Kansas. 

Medicine Lodge, June 24. — One added at the 
morning service yesterday. — Lee H. Barnum. 

Council Grove, June 25. — Our Old Folks day, 
last Sunday, was a decided success; good attend- 
ance: one addition at evening service. — Albert L. 
Young, minister. 

Stafford, June 22. — I have just closed a meet- 
ing of three weeks in a schoolhouse near here. 
Twenty additions — 12 baptisms. We are planning 
for a new church building at Stafford. — J. W. 
Babcock. 

Kansas City, June 27. — Three additions to the 
North Side Church — two confessions Sunday 
morning. — James S. Myers. 

Blue Rapids, June 27. — N. S. Carpenter and I 
are in a tabernacle meeting here, ten days old, 
with 12 added to date. Seven of these have been 
by baptism. The membership numbered but 18 
when he came, but a, more faithful, hopeful band 
I have never met. — Orwin L. Adams, evangelist. 

Clearwater, June 17. — Five additions since tak- 
ing the work here May 12. — Harry W r alston, min- 
ister. 

Kentucky. 

Lawrenceburg, June 24. — Two by letter yes- 
terday and one baptized; also one by letter a week 
ago. — Walter C. Gibbs. 

Paducah, June 24. — I have just closed a meet- 
ing for E. S. Baker, Jackson. Tenn., which re- 
sulted in 22 additions. I began a meeting here 
last night for George H. Farley. There was a 
splendid audience present at the first service. — ■ 
John T. Brown. 

Missouri. 

Canton, June 24. — Three added by letter at out- 
last regular appointment at Hines. — Thomas C. 
Hargis. 

Louisiana, Tune 24. — Four added to the church 
here yesterday and three one week ago. — E- J- 
Lampton. 

Ilumansville, June 21. — Closed a twelve days' 
meeting here with 13 added — 10 baptisms. — E. H. 
Williamson and wife, evangelists. 

Arrowrock, June 23. — We have just concluded 
a meeting here with twelve additions — eight 
baptisms, three by letter and one from another 
church. Charles H. Swift did the preaching. — 
C. E. Burgess. 

VIoberly, June 24. — Two additions by letter last 
Lord's day. at the East Side Christian Church. 

Milan. June 29. — Our meeting with O. W. 
Jones and the brethren here concluded with about 
too additions, about seventy-five being by confes- 
sion. — T.Miies Small and Le Roy St. John. 

New York. 

Buffalo June 2;. — Three adults and three from 
Bible school have been baptized in the last 
three weeks at our regular services at Forest Ave- 
nue Church. — B. H. Hayden. 

Ohio. 

rune 29. — One confession at 
ting. — Clyde Darsie. 

Oklahoma. 

tegie, June -5. — We have just closed a 

- i meet) with 50 additions, 45 of whom 

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D. F. Harris. 

Texas. 

Bryan, June 25. — We closed our" two weeks' 
meeting here last night with the largest crowd that 
ever gathered at a religious service in Bryan. 
From the standpoint of additions we did not have 
a great meeting as there were only 45 acces- 
sions, but these were of the very best quality and 
will be a great help. Our church had only 75 
members when we began this meeting. — H. E. 
Wilhite. 

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Skelton, June 22. — Closed a meeting here last 
night with nine accessions to the church. We are 
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859 



College Work and Plans 



Add-Ran. 

I have just returned from a visit to the pic- 
turesque town of Thorp Springs, Texas, where 
I went to preach the baccalaureate sermon for 
Add-Ran-Jarvis College. Th:s Institution was 
founded by the two Clark brothers, Addison and 
Randolph, in 1873. At that time Hood County 
had just been organized. On the distant hill 
could be seen the signal fires of the Indians, who 
inhabited the fertile valley of the Brazos River. 
It was not long until these two brothers, with 
their father, had a flourishing school with an at- 
tendance reaching as high as five hundred. They 
continued this work until 1895, when they estab- 
lished Texas Christian University at Waco, to 
which they turned all the influence of Add-Ran 
College. 

After putting T. C. U. on a firm basis, Presi- 
dent Addison Clark resigned as president and be- 
came pastor of the church in Waco. In 1004 the old 
building at Add-Ran College burned down. It 
had been purchased by Major J. J. Jarvis, 
of Fort Worth. It was decided to rebuild and 
open the institution und^r the name of Add- 
Ran-Jarvis, with Addison Clark as president and 
Randolph as vice-president. Major Jarvis deeded 
the property to a board of trustees, and with a 
fine building and boarding halls, the school 
opened two years ago. They have enrolled 
something over two hundred this session — as fine 
a class of young men and young women as can 
be found in any school in America. 

Special attention is given to ethics and Bible 
study. The religious part of the training is care- 
fully provided for. The whole atmosphere of this 
college and the rural surroundings is exception- 
ally well-suited to the development of the nobler 
Qualities of the student. Add to this the influence 
of the Christian culture of the two men 
who stand at the head of the school, with the 
high ideals of all the members of the faculty, 
and you have almost ideal conditions for the 
education of young people. 

Fort Worth, Tex. 1. T. Morgan. 

Bethany College. 

The sixty-sixth year of Bethany College closed 
with the annual commencement, June 20. Not in 
recent years, if at all, in the institution's his- 
tory have we had a session so satisfactory. The 
character of the student body could scarcely 
be excelled. Of the 280 students enrolled ninety 
were preparing for the ministry or the mission 
field. The faculty of the college is thoroughly 
competent. Every member has been re-elected 
and will remain during the coming year. Our 
engineering department, inaugurated a year ago, 
had twenty students enrolled. The new Carnegie 
library is almost completed. The college has a 
library of 9,000 volumes. Mr. Charles E. Fil- 
son and E. J. Doley, two of next year's grad- 
iiates, are in the field in an effort to raise 
$5,000 for new books. One-third of this amount 
has already been secured. The trolley line from 
Wellsburg to Bethany is well on the way and it 
is hoped that it may be completed in the early 
fall. The lookout for next session is unanimously 
bright. T. E. CramblET. 

Bible College of Missouri. 

This institution has just closed its most pros- 
perous year. Its adjustment to the University of 
Missouri has been completed by the granting of 
credits, and the system of credits has been so far 
tried as to assure large classes in the future. Dur- 
ing the year sixty-two Universitv men and women 
took credits from the Bible College toward their 
A. B. degrees in the University of Missouri. This 
is very encouraging in view of the fact that the 
system was not fully established at the beginning 
of the first semester, and during that semester we 
. received but few students from the University 
body. We feel sure of large classes in the fu- 
ture. \ 

Our young men who are preparing for the 
ministry are now serving about twenty-five 
churches within reach of Columbia. They are 
all men of strong faith, and are doing good 
work. The number of our ministerial students 
increases, and as the advantages of Columbia for 
ministerial students becomes known and the 
churches in Central Missouri become better ac- 
ouainted with their good work, we are confident 
the number will continue to increase. 

Prof. C. M. Sharpe will be in Columbia again 
in September, and enter actively on the work. 
Prof. Richard Gentry will act during the first 
semester as student visitor. George D. Edwards, 
of Honolulu, will be with the college in Sep- 
tember as its financial agent. Practically he has 
been called to a chair in the college. Brother 
Edwards has the reputation of having been one 
of the best students ever graduated from the 
University of Missouri. He has great influence 
over men and will make a very strong teacher. 
During the vear. Dr. W. T. Moore will deliver 
lectures 011 Homiletics. or "Preacher Problems." 
George H. Combs, of Kansas City. Mo., will give 
a series of lectures, also, on the eeneral theme. 
"The Christ in English Literature." J. H. Har- 



din, State Superintendent of Bible Schools, will 
conduct, with the help of the faculty, a Bible 
School Normal. 

In addition to the above, our students have all 
the advantages of a great university with its 
libraries, museums, gymnasium, etc., etc. Every 
preacher who has been with us any length of 
time, even one semester, is doing good work in 
the ministry. We believe there is no better place 
to prepare for this great work than in Columbia. 

Columbia, Mo. W. J. Lhamon, Dean. 



Butler College. 



Situated in the heart of a great agricultural 
and industrial population, in a city which has 
within the last twenty years more than tripled the 
number of inhabitants and which, in easy com- 
munication through steam roads and interurbans 
with the whole Middle West, is now the center 
of great movements, Butler College had for near- 
ly two decades barely held its own. The 
churches with which it has been connected have 
advanced by leaps and bounds, but we seemed 
to stand still. How long could this last? This 
year has given the answer. We have secured 
pledges for a new endowment of $250,000, and 
payments on these pledges are coming in nearly 
every day. Before college opens next fall there 
is every reason to expect that from $20,000 to 
$25,000 will have already been paid in. And now, 
too, we are reaping the fruit of .one work to 
which through all these years of dearth the col- 
lege has been true. A high standard of entrance 
requirements, comparatively strict requirements in 
work, maintained in the face of loss of numbers 
and attraction of students to other- places from 
which they could graduate more easily, has to a 
large extent earned recognition and the respect 
of those from whom respect is most respectable. 
An honorable past is not without weight in the 
hopes for a larger future that comes with in- 
creased endowment. 

Aside from the completion of the subscription 
of $250,000 to the endowment the year has been 
a quiet one. Old names are missed in the faculty, 
notably those of Demarchus C. Brown, who in- 
stead of teaching Greek, has taken the position 
of librarian of the state of Indiana; and W. D. 
Howe, who is now professor of English at Bloom- 
ington, Ind. During the year came also the an- 
nouncement that President Scot Butler had, upon 
representation by friends to the Carnegie pension 
board of his long and honorable service, been 
granted a pension from the Carnegie foundation, 
to take effect this summer. With the close of 
the college year Friday, June 28, President Butler 
permanently severed his connection as professor 
and administrative officer of Butler College. Other 
changes in the faculty have been accompanied by 
great regret, but this will seem to many to be al- 
most a loss of identity in the college itself. 

A far-reaching change has been made in p another 
connection also. By a change in its policy, oc- 
casioned by the death of President Harper and 
the creation of the national educational board with 
its heavy endowment, enabling the board to give 
more vigorous support to the small colleges than 
any single university could do. the University of 
Chicago has decided to abandon the plan of af- 
filiation with all the schools and colleges, of 
which Butler is one, connected with it. The in- 
terests of students who have already entered 
college have been safeguarded, but for future stu- 
dents, after 1910 therefore in toto, there will be 
no connection between Butler and Chicago. The 
affiliation has beyond question been of great 
help to Butler, and doubtless to the University 
of Chicago it has also been advantageous, but it 
is a matter of congratulation, I think, in many 
respects, that Butler, in its new career and larger 
endowment, is to stand on its own bottom. 

The commencement season brought its usual 
ceremonies and inspiration. The baccalaureate 
sermon was preached by Prof. H. C. Calhoun, of 
Lexington, and the commencement address by 
Prof. W. D. Howe, of Bloomington, Ind. "Sev- 
enteen took the A. B. degree and two the degree 
of A. M. ' 

The summer school ooens July 1, Monday, un- 
der the direction of Prof. J. D. Forrest, with a 
stronger faculty than we have ever had. The 
board of directors has made no announcement of 
progress in the election of a president or of a 
professor for the theological department, or of a 
head of the department of pedagogy. Miss Gray- 
don will next year assume charge of the depart- 
ment of Greek and Professor Payne will have the 
Latin department. Prof. R. B. Moore, whose 
work in radio-activity has this year given him 
recognition not only in the highest scientific 
bodies of America, but in Europe as well, will be 
absent for a year for special work in chemistry 
with Sir William Ramsey and perhaps in France 
also. In this connection, perhaps, mention should 
be made of two notable books which have appeared 
this year from the pens of Butler professors, 
Prof. J. D. Forrest's "Development of Western 
Civilization." and Prof. A. K. Rogers' "The Re- 
ligious Conception of the World." The favorable 
reviews of these books in technical journals and 
in the general press have been an unmistakable 
sign of their worth. 

The catalog for the year, delayed by the many 



changes referred to, is now in press. It is hoped 
that definite announcements may be made on many 
important matters after July 10, when the board of 
directors meets, and a pamphlet embodying them 
may be expected shortly after that date. 

Indianapolis. Q. B. Coleman. 



Christian College. 

The past year has been one of quiet, solid 
work and prosperity at Christian College. The 
health, morals and manners of the large body of 
students have never been better in the history 
of the institution. The excellent work done also 
has been eminently satisfactory. LJpon the whole 
it has been one of the best years in the history of 
the college. 

But we are planning for better things in the 
years to come. Ten years ago, when Christian 
College added laboratories and apparatus and 
raised the course of study so as to articulate 
with the State University, this was a great step 
in the right direction, this was among the first 
of our Western colleges to take this important 
step. Each succeeding year has seen steady im- 
provement until finally something like the ideal 
has been reached. A full four years' course of 
real college work is now provided, leading to the 
A. B. degree. This places Christian College on 
a real college basis and offers all the advantages 
of a comprehensive college course, such as may be 
obtained at Eastern colleges for women, or in 
our State Universities. This course, however, is 
made as flexible as possible, so as to meet the 
case of those who may wish to attend the college. 
To this end, the studies are made elective, in 
many respects, so that the student is not confined 
to hard and fast lines as regards studies in which 
she feels no interest, and which may not be of 
any special value in view of her plans of life. 
The only thing required is, the student must, in 
electing studies, take what is equivalent to the 
whole course, while certain studies cannot be 
omitted in any case, such as me full course of 
English, etc. In short, the whole curriculum has 
been arranged to meet, in the best manner, the 
conditions of our Western and Southern life, and 
to provide an education commensurate with the 
highest development of American womanhood. 

At the same time the College Preparatory de- 
partment, which provides for four years of ex- 
cellent work, not only leads up to the real col- 
lege work, but also qualifies to enter the State 
University and all other first-class institutions of 
learning. Graduates in this department receive 
the College Preparatory Certificate. It is also 
further provided that young ladies who cannot 
take the whole four years college work in order 
to secure the A. B. degree, will receive a diploma 
for work done, as far as they have gone, and this 
will secure their entrance to any other' college, 
and also credit for all the diploma calls for. All 
this is explained fully in the new catalog Which 
can be had by those who have daughters to edu- 
cate, on application to the President. 

The faculty of the college has to some extent 
been reorganized in order to meet the new con- 
ditions involved in this new departure, though 
most of the old tried teachers (some of whom 
have been with the college for many years) are 
still retained. 

The departments of Music. Art, Elocution, Do- 
mestic Science, Phvsieal Culture, etc., are already 
equal to any similar institution in the United 
States, while it is believed that the Department 
of Music excels that of even the best colleges for 
women in the East. A new and distinguished 
member of the faculty has been added to the 
Voice Department in the person of the Dean, 
Prof. J. Emory Shaw, who has a national repu- 
tation. Prof. Buddeus, who has an international 
reputation, and who undoubtedly has no superior 
as a pianist in the United States, will continue 
at the head of the Piano Department. In both 
of these departments these gentlemen will have 
experienced and able lieutenants to assist them. 

While Christian College is already, in most re- 
spects, well equipped as regards building accom- 
modations, at the same time a much-needed new 
Academic Hall has been planned, and it is hoped 
that this building will be completed within the 
near future. Mr. Carnegie has subscribed $25,000 
for the erection of this Hall, provided $25,000 
shall be raised by the friends of the college, for 
an endowment fund. Owing to pressing duties in 
other directions, it has not been possible to push 
this matter during the past year, but arrange- 
ments are being perfected by which it is believed 
this $25,000 will be secured during the coming 
year. When this building is completed, Christian 
College will be unique in its building equioment, 
and will then be ready to go forward in the great 
work of educating the young women of our 
country in harmony with all the best interests of 
our advancing Western civilization. 

It may be interesting to some of the readers 
of The Christian-Evangelist to know that the 
missionary spirit is at a very high level in Chris- 
tian College. Several young ladies have been in 
preparation for missionary work during the past 
year, and two were graduated who expect to 
enter the foreign missionary field. One is al- 
ready in India, and one goes 'to Japan in Sep- 
tember. It is also interesting to know that two 
of our foreign missionaries are sending their 
daughters to Christian College next year in or- 
der to complete their education. In connection 
with the College there is a Christian League 
which meets once a week for worship and con- 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



Jul* 4, 1907^ 



ference, and this is regularly attended by a large 
number of our Christian girls. 

Already the outlook for the College, during 
the next year, is very encouraging as the num- 
ber of rooms engaged up to the present time 
exceeds any other year in the history of the 
College. W. T. Moore. 

Columbia, Mo. 

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Christian Temple Seminary. 

The third annual commencement exercises of the 
Christian Temple Seminary was held June 9-13. 
The baccalaureate sermon was ^reached on Lord s 
day Monda- was field day, Wednesday was 
class day and Thursdav was the commencement, 
when the class of six received their diplomas and 
a most excellent address was delivered by Dr. 
Henrv A. Griesmer. The Temple was beautifully 
decorated with flowers and the seminary colors. 
One of the graduates becomes pastor of one ot 
our city churches and another is employed as the 
secretary of the Temple. 

Last session was the best in our history, lhere 
were 68 matriculates and the interest has so 
grown in this work that we look for that num- 
ber to be doubled next session. This course is a 
study in the Scriptures covering three years, fol- 
lowed by a four years' reading course. In Sep- 
tember, a correspondence department will bo 
opened and every effort possible will be made to 
quicken the interest in the study ot the word ot 
God and deeper spiritual life. Peter Ainslie. 

Baltimore 

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Christian University. 

The Forty-ninth Session of Christian Univer- 
sity was most satisfactory to all the friends ot 
the school. The course of study, which has been 
considerably lengthened during the last few years, 
now comprises four years of Preparatory work, 
and four years of College work, leading to the 
degree of A. B. In addition to this there is a 
three years Ministerial Course leading to the de- 
gree of B D. No one can now obtain the de- 
gree of B. D. without first having obtained the 
degree of A. B. 

The faculty consists of fourteen members, an 
of whom are specialists in their respective lines 
of work. Of the students in attendance last ses- 
sion two-fifths were ladies and three-fifths gen- 
tlemen. The best of feeling exists between fac- 
ulty and students, and the work done is high- 
class. 

Financially, the year has also been satisfactory. 
The mortgage of $15,000 which was placed on 
our new building because of the fire of March 23, 
1903, has been paid in full and the University is 
now entirely out of debt. The Endowment 1= 
growing, but not as rapidly as it should. 

The greatest problem which confronts Christian 
I'niversity is her inability to prepare all the min- 
isters of the Gospel that are called for. If we 
could graduate ten times as many ministeria. 
students as we do, all of them could be readily 
located. Almost daily I receive letters from 
church officials asking me to recommend to them 
a competent and consecrated young man, able 
to minister to the wants of their congregation. 
In nine cases out of ten, I am obliged to reply 
that the demand is far greater than the supply 
and that I can not do anything for them. These 
letters do not come from Missouri alone, but 
from all the States West and South of us, which 
shows that there are to-day hundreds of congre- 
gations, abundantly able to support a minister 
handsomely, but unable to find one. 

ton, Mo. Carl Johann, President. 



Cotner University. 

We have closed a strenuous and successful 
year — several things have happened looking to 
j>crmanent advancement. The long expected con- 
nection with Lincoln by electric transit has been 
realized. An extension to Omaha is promised 
within a year. This helps the school and builds 
up the suburb. Through the liberality of 
Brother Teachout a department of education has 
established, connecting the work with the 
public school system of Nebraska. Grade and 
professional certificates are granted our students 
the same as in the state schools. This insures 
enlarged attendance and influence. 

Cotni-r has taken high rank in oratorical and 
scholarly competition. In the former she won 
first place in the prohibition oratorical contest of 
the state and second place in the interstate. In 
the latter she furnished one of three who were 
able ' examinations and qualify 

for tin- O holarshio. Bro. Toe Smith. 

who won the honor, is preparing for missionary 
work. He has done all his work here. 

A gymnasium has been enclose, 1 nt 
about $3,000 and paid for as far as completed 
It will be up to date when finished. It is hoped 
to complete it this - , r \ corresponding^ 
interest has grown in physical culture and ath- 
letics. 

The student b ureas,-, 1 healthily. There 

have been 31a enrolled (no names repeated) i'' 
the colic.' ■ and associated departments 

This means a growth of nearly \2 percent 
last year. We hope that an equal growth v 
made next year. 

The medical college, owing to a stiffening of 
entrance requirements, turned away a number 



of students, but gained in influence and strength. 
It is looking to a better location in the city and 
substantial improvements. The enrollment for 
the year was 54 with 12 graduates. Total at- 
tendance of the university for the year 366. 

The teaching force remains -■•actically the same. 
One was added to the department of music, mak- 
ing six teachers in that school. 

J. W. Hilton resigned as pastor of the Uni- 
versity church to take a place in the faculty. He 
is to be professor of ethics and sociology and 
associate in sacred literature. This is an en- 
largement of these denartments. Brother Hilton 
is ripe in scholarship and consecration. 

Our financial policy to keep our of debt has 
been adhered to. A resolution was adopted by 
the board of trustees to place the mark for per- 
manent endowment for 1909 at $100,000. All ef- 
fort will be made to reach this at least. We ask 
the sympathy and fellowship of all our brethren 
it: this great work. 

We thank God, take courage and press on. 
W. P. Aylsworth, President. 



Drake University. 

Drake University just closed one of the most 
successful years in her history, enrolling a total 
of 1,764 students. The additions to endowment 
and building funds during the year amounted to 
more than $100,000. The reports indicate that 
within the last five years the University has 
doubled its assets. A new Carnegie Library, to 
cost $50,000, is now in course of construction. 
It is hoped that it may be ready for use by 
January, 1908. A new central heating plant, to 
cost $15,000, is also in course of erection. 

The growth of the College of Liberal Arts hals 
been most marked in the past few years, enrolling 
during the year 1906-7, 515 different students. 
In order that this department might receive such 
attention as is demanded, Dr. Frederick Owen 
Norton was recently elected Dean. Dr. Norton 
has been teaching Biblical Greek in the Univer- 
sity during the past year. He comes to this new 
work unusually well qualified both by experience 
and training. Professor R. E. Conklin, of Eureka 
College, has been elected head of the Department 
of Geology and Botany, and Professor Alfred J. 
Pearson, of Gustavus Adolphus College, has been 
chosen as head of the Department of Modern 
Languages. 

The attendance in the Bible College during the 
past year was largely in excess of any previous 
record. Students were enrolled in this school 
from Australia, Canada, England, Japan, China 
and New Zealand. The foreign colony is becom- 
ing larger each year. Plans have been made for 
a larger attendance and greater work next year. 

The Law, Medical, Normal and Music Schools 
have been most prosperous and show continuous 
and healthy growth. In each of these schools the 
faculty has been strengthened for next year, and 
added equipment is contemplated. 

Hill M. Bell, President. 

Des Moines, la. 



Hamilton College. 

During the past year the college has enrolled 
295 students from sixteen' States and three for- 
eign countries, the number of day students being 
147 and boarders 148. The increase in the total 
enrollment during the past four years has been 
one hundred per cent, the total enrollment for 
1902-3 being 147. The health of the student body 
has been remarkable for its excellence. Not a 
serious illness has occurred. 

The library has been catalogued by the Dewey 
System and thus made efficient for the use of the 
students. The availability of the library has been 
further increased by the engagement of a 
trained librarian, who conducts the library upon 
the most modern methods. A number of much 
needed reference books have been added, but 
with the many demands made Tjy the up-to-date 
class-room methods at Hamilton, there is great 
need of enlargement of its library facilities. It 
i- hoped that friends and alumnae of the college 
will help in this direction. 

Among the faculty changes Miss Marianna 
Mayers is the new director of the School of Art. 
She is an honor graduate from the Massachusetts 
Normal School, a student for several years at 
Pratt Institute, New York, and a pupil of Albert 
Lache in Arts and Crafts. Fraulein Ida P. Scinlo. 
of Gotha, Germany, comes to the headship of the 
Piano Department of the School of Music. Frau- 
lein Scudo is a graduate of the Roval Conserva- 
tory of Leipzic. She has been a pupil of Dr. Carl 
Reinecke, Dr. Jadassohn, and Herr Martin 
Krause, arid has bad a successful teaching ex- 
perience. The increase of piano pupils has been 
-o great that it has' been found necessary to add 
another teacher, making five piano teachers in all. 
The new addition is Miss Virginia M. Ilrewer, 
who has had the best training in this country and 
abroad. Miss Ktliel Agnes Tlill will be a new 
iber of the Music Faculty, receiving pupils 
in the violin department. 

The graduating class this year was the largest. 
numbering thirty-eight. The policy of the present 
administration is to foster in every way possi- 
ble the spirit of moral responsibility among the 
itudents. Toward this end an Honor Roll has 
been established, and it is a creditable record that 
fifty-four of the resident students last year at- 
tained this cherished ambition. 



An active membership of the Young Women's 
Christian Association and an Auxiliary to the 
Christian Woman's Board of Missions have done 
valuable work in the stimulation of a healthful 
religious life among the students. In al! the 
financial contributions have amounted to $175- 

Over seventy of the old students have booked 
rooms for the coming school year, and in view 
of the demand for rooms the past year the Trasv 
tees are formulating plans for a new building. 
This new building will occupy the site of the 
corner lot adjoining the Hamilton grounds, and 
will contain a handsome and adequate Audi- 
torium, a gymnasium, and additional dormitory 
and class rooms. 

Luella W. St. Clair, President. 

Lexington, Ky. 

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Eureka College. 

The college rejoiced in the middle of the year 
to send another of its graduates to the foreign 
field. Miss Ella Ewing went to Bolengi, Africa, 
as the living link of the Eureka church. Hex 
sudden death in May of the dreaded fever cast 
a gloom over the college and the community. 
The presence during commencement week of 
three of our missionaries seemed an appropriate 
home-coming. Mr. and Mrs. Weaver came from 
Japan and Mrs. Waggoner-Menges from Cuba. 
Mr. and Mrs. Hagin were detained at the last 
moment, though they were expected. 

Prof. B. J. Radford has been chosen dean of 



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THE COLLEGE of THE BIBU 

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HIRAM COLLEGE 

HIRAM, OHIO - 

Thorough Christian education, amid healthful 
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daily noonday prayer-meeting, large mission study 
class, active volunteer band and clean athletics. 
A full year of college work in Christian mission* 
under Professor Paul. Hiram is the future 
home of the G. L. Wharton Memorial Home and 
Scholarship for the Children of Missionaries un- 
der control of the Foreign Christian Missionary 
Society. Expenses low. Opportunities for sellf- 
help to earnest young people. Write for catalog 
and information to 

• C. C. ROWLISON, President. 



July 4, T-9Q7- 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



851 



the Bible school and that department has been 
enlarged. A number of new courses have been 
added, and an additional teacher secured, Edward 
E Boyer. Mr. Boyer is one of the most studi- 
ous and scholarly of the graduates of Eureka 
College, and will devote his whole time to courses 
in the Bible department.' Prof. Silas Jones will 
give some new courses of intensive study in cer- 
tain periods of church history, which are usually 
inadequately treated or neglected altogether. There 
is also a course in Sunday-school work. It is 
believed that the History of our own Movement 
for the Restoration of Primitive Christianity will 
be both profitable and popular with young men 
preparing for the ministry. A course will also be 
given in contemporaneous religious history. A 
number of our most successful pastors and evan- 
gelists will visit the college during the year and 
deliver addresses and hold round-tables on vari- 
ous phases of our religious work. 

Miss Elizabeth Baxter, of New Harmony, Ind.. 
comes to the college as teacher in history and 
pedagogy. She is a graduate of the State Normal 
School and of the University of Indiana. She 
is a woman of strong personality and wide ex- 
perience. Miss Rowena Praty, who formerly 
taught in the college, has resigned her position 
in New Yo-rk city and returns next year as as- 
sistant in Latin and teacher of shorthand and 
typewriting. Mr. Lee Cannon, who has spent the 
last year in Europe in study and travel, returns 
in September to take up the work in French and 
German. Prof. Clyde Lyon is spending the sum- 
mer in doing special work in English and public 
speaking at the University of Chicago. Prof. J. S. 
Compton went last week to the biological labora- 
tory in the University of Wisconsin, where he 
will do special work during the summer quarter. 
Summer classes are conducted here at the college 
in mathematics, science and modern languages. 
The board has directed that steps be taken to 
introduce manual training and domestic science.. 

During the past year the Eureka Chautauqua 
Association has been organized, with ioo stock- 
holders. The meeting will be held Aug. i-ii, on the 
college campus. It is expected, however, that 
permanent grounds will be selected before another 
year. The program for this year is a strong one. 

The McKinley interurban system has been ex- 
tending its line's rapidly throughout Central Illi- 
nois, and the great advantages of this to Eureka 
are evident to all. 

The Illinois Christian Education Association is 
the organization through which the colleges and 
the churches of the state are brought into closer 
touch. A larger number of churches co-operated 
on education day than in any previous year. 

The state convention at Paris set as the Cen- 
tennial aims for Eureka College: 

1. Increasing the attendance to 400. 

2. Enlarging the membership of the Illinois 
Christian Education Association to 5,000. 

3. Adding $250,000 to the endowment fund. 
The student body has a committee of five to 

aid the Centennial committee and the I. C. E. A. 
committee in accomplishing their purpose. All the 
friends of the college are asked to join in help- 
ing reach the goal by the time we meet in Pitts- 
burg. 



Kentucky University. 

Notwithstanding the great loss sustained at the 
beginning of the college year, through the en- 
forced resignation of President Jenkins, on ac- 
count of ill health, one of the most successful 
sessions in the history of Kentucky University 
has just closed. There were enrolled in the sev- 
eral colleges of the University 1,109 students, 
representing thirty States and seven foreign 
countries. Exclusive of the Commercial and 
Medical Colleges, there were eighty-three gradu- 
ates, twenty-three of whom are preachers. 

Upon the resignation of President Jenkins, the 
Executive Committee selected as Acting Presi- 
dent, Dr. Thomas Benton McCartney, Jr., who 
has proven himself most efficient and satisfactory 
to all concerned. 

The most important addition to our equipment , 
during the coming year will be the splendid new 
Science Hall now under course of construction. 
This building is located on the east side of the 
campus, facing Broadway, forming another side 
of the contemplated quadrangle of Greek struc- 
tures, similar to the present Morrison College. 
The new building will consist of three stories and 
attic over a deep basement. A portico supported 
on six columns of Doric type will bring it into 
yet more perfect harmony with the present archi- 
tectural scheme. 

Another matter of considerable importance re- 
garding the future of the institution is the new 
entrance requirements. The College of Liberal 
Arts of Kentucky LTniversity has always held and 
deserved an excellent reputation for the high 
standard of graduation maintained, and for the 
nature and scope of its requirements for the bac- 
calaureate degrees. In common with practically 
all of the colleges of the South, however, the 
thoroughness of the work of the College has been 
for several years impaired to some extent by in- 
ability to set and maintain adequate entrance re- 
quirements, and by the consequent admission of 
students whose preparation too often proved in- 
sufficient for the grade of work here required. 
Hence it has been the policy of the University 
for the past four or five years 10 add by degrees 
to the entrance requirements until the high stand- 
ard desired could be reached and maintained. It 



SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. 



Liberty Ladies 7 Co/ lege 

1-4 miles from Kansas City. Highest grade in Letters, Sciences, Arts, Unusually strong Faculty, 
American Hlozart Conservatory. Assures a musical education of the highest order. Methods 
same as used in Roval Conservatories of Europe. A Style 52 Cabinet Grand Model Emerton Piano a 
Prize in May Festival Contest. Address President C. 1V1. WILLIAMS, Liberty, Mo. 



BERKELEY BIBLE SEMINARY 

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA. 

A School for Ministers, Missionaries and other Christian Workers. Co-operates w'th University of 
California. Tuition free. Other expenses reasonable. Delightful climate all the year round. 

Opportunities for preaching in the vicinity. 

Fall term opens August 20. For Catalogue, address, 

HENRY D. McANENY, President, Berkeley, C 



Washington Christian College 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 

All regular college courses are given; also music, art and elocution. 

Do not decide on a college before writing to this one. It furnishes quiet, able college work, 
combined with the best general educational and cultural advantages in America. Attending college 
at the National Capital is both highly beneficial and delightful. Best home care for young ladies. 
Terms reasonable. DANIEL E. MOTLEY, President. 



BETHANY COLLEGE 



Sixty-seventh year begins Sept. 24. Courses 
offered: Classical, Scientific, Philosophical, 
Ministerial, Civil Engineering, Music, Art, 
Oratory, Shorthand and Book-keeping. The 
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ful and inspiring surroundings. Open to young men and women on equal terms. Thorough 
Preparatory School. Special care and supervision given to young boys and girls. Expenses 
very low. Reduction given to ministerial students and children of ministers. Board, fur- 
nished room, tuition fees, if paid in advance, from $124 to $140 for the College year. 
Send for catalogue. Address President Thomas E. Cramblet, Bethany, W. Ya. 



COTNER UNIVERSITY, Bethany (Lincoln), Nebr. 

COLLEGE OF ARTS, four courses, four vears each. Classical, Sacred Literature, 
Philosophical. Collegiate, Normal, leading to A. B. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE— DEPART- 
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Beautiful location. Connected with Lincoln bv electric line. Address 

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CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY 

CANTON, MISSOURI. 

A School for the Higher Education of Young Men and Women. 

Established in 1853. Next Session begins September 10th, 1907. New Building. 
Splendid location. Expenses very moderate. 
Courses of Study: Preparatory, Classical, Scientific, Ministerial, Commercial, 
Music and Expression. 

Letters of inquiry promptly answered. Send for free Catalog. 

Address CARL JOHANN, President, Canton, Missouri. 



STANDS FOR 



Virginia Christian College 

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA. 

1. Thorough training, physical, intellectual and moral. 

2. The abolition of the strong drink traffic. 

3. Clean homes with the same moral standard for men 
and women. 

4. Pure politics, working churches and practical good-will 
to all men. 

5. Giving the teachings and example of Christ to the 
world. 

1. Does not employ any tobacco using, wine drinking 
teacher. 

2. Enroll students who have these or other vicious hab- 
its, unless they unconditionally abandon such practices 
before enrollment. 

,. 3. Have a football team, secret fraternities nor hazing. 

J. HOPWOOD, President. 



DOES NOT 



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THE CHRISTIAX-EYAXGELIST. 



July 4, 1907. 



is believed that that time has now come. The 
standard of the requirements Is practically the 
equivalent of the best colleges of the North and 
West, and in many respects above that of most 
Southern colleges. 
The next session begins September 9. 

Walter M. White, Secretary. 



School of the Evangelists. 

We date this letter the 22d day of June, and, 
-while it leaves this postoffice, the new bell in the 
lower of the new college building rings out its 
Bote of rejoicing because all of the bills for the 
--building have been paid or amply provided tor. 
VVe have now a magnificent up-to-date equipment. 
This has all been brought about practically since 
our fire on December 1, 1904- We have added 
W H. Trainum, A. M., B. D., to our faculty. 

The outlook now is that we shall have the 
largest opening September 18 in the history of our 
effort We had students from thirty-one States 
and countries last year. We expect even a wider 
representation the coming year. 

We have no plans for the future, immediate 
or remote, but to offer the young man of pur- 
pose and muscle a first-class opportunity to get 
an education for the ministry of the word of God. 
I attribute the remarkable success which has at- 
tended our efforts in rebuilding to the fact that 
it is widelv known that we stand for the Old 
Book. 

We shall be pleased to furnish a catalogue to 
any young man who desires to become a preacher 

of the Gospel. ., 

Ashley S. Johnson, President. 

Kimberlin Heights, Term. 



Sinclair College. 

The writer has been in connection with this 
institution only one vear and can only report in 
a limited manner. The work has been much 
hampered bv a long-standing division over the 
cause of Christian education in Canada and 
the indifference resulting therefrom. The in- 
come then has been very small. The enthusiasm 
was almost zero. The college was little known. 
In the last vear, however, every effort has been 
made to put" the matter of our educational need 
before the people with the result that there is a 
keener interest and the financial response last 
year was greater than ever. The student body 
was small but had some excellent men in its 
ranks. There were four teachers giving full time. 

As to the future, we have in view permanent 
funds for Christian education, the securing of a 
stated annual income, one student from every 
church at least for the Christian ministry, and 
above all things, union on some definite educa- 



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Quiet City. Convenient Buildings. Beautiful 

Grounds. 
Athletic Park. Physical Director. 

Gymnasium. 
Location Healthful. Influences Good. 

Expenses Moderate. 
Excellent Ladies' Dormitory. Co-educational. 

COURSES. 

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School. Music and Art. 

Preparatory and Commercial. 

For Full Information, Address the President, 

ROB'T E. HIERONYMUS, 

EUREKA, ILLINOIS. 



Oklahoma 
Christian University 

Located at Enid, Oklahoma, a fine railroad 
center; eleven different outlets by rail; general 
elevation of the country twelve hundred feet; 
bracing atmosphere and excellent water; three 
fine buildings- Main Building, Fine Arts Build- 
ing and Ladies" Home; well equipped with Li- 
braries, Laboratories and Apparatus, etc. 
Twelve Schools and Colleges, viz: The Prepar- 
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College of the Bible; The School for Church 
Workers; The College of Music; The College of 
Business; The Teacher's College; The School of 
Oratory; The School of Pine Arts; The School 
of D o mestic Science; Correspondence School; 
The Post-graduate School. Tuition to Minis- 
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partment for the aid of self-supporting students; 
excellent opportunities ,for student preaching; 
Strong faculty- — a working force of thirty persons 
employed; one of the finest educational plants in 
the west. School will open September 17, 1907. 
Full prospectus will be sent on application. 

Address E. V. ZOLLARS. Enid. Okla. 




Randolph-Macon 




Woman's College 

% Lynchburg, 
Virginia. 



Classed bv the U. S. Commissioner of Education as one o! the Bfteen «A" eolleges for women in the Unite* 

Btoto. Ton laboratories; Astronomical Observatory; Gymnasium: boating course, etc Fifty acres 

Snaowment reduces cost to students^ *^p g^for ftm literary ^urses^For 



catalogue, address 



THIRTY- NINTH YEAR ] 

Hamilton College 

FOR GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN 

Famous old school of the Bluegrass Region. Located in the "Athens of the South." 
Superior Faculty of twenty-three Instructo rs representing Harvard, Yale, University of 
Michigan, Vassar, University of Cincinnati, and Columbia University. Splendid, commodi- 
ous buildings, newly refurnished, heated by steam. Laboratories, good Library, Gymnasium, 
Tennis and Golf. Schools of Music, Art and Oratory. Exclusive patronage. Home care. 
Certificate Admits to Eastern Colleges. For handsome Year Book and further information 

MRS. LUELLA WILCOX ST. CLAIR, President, Lexington, Ky. 
Next session opens Sept. 11, 1907. 



tional policy. This will be probably our greatest 
work because the basic plank in our progress gen- 
erally. In Canada the work has. gone so far and 
can make no decided advance until the educa- 
tional question is settled in favor of more edu- 
cation. The unspeakably great needs, not only 
of Ontario but of the maritime provinces and 
the great Northwest, are upon us. We have been 
taken unawares. All these years no preparation 
has been made for this vast awakening and now 
we are humiliated beyond comparison by seeing 
others going in to occupy the ground. The 
brotherhood are rubbing their eyes, however, and 
there are satisfying signs of regaining conscious- 
ness. The failure to solve the educational ques- 
tion has cripnled our progress for the last fifteen 
or twenty years. There is no other problem so 
imperative now. We are all hopeful. 

St. Thomas, Out. F. E. Lumley. 



University of Virginia Bible 
Chair. 

For the first time in its history the Bible Chair 
was during the past year a part of the univer- 
sity. This is the more noteworthy because it is 
something entirely new in the history of state 
universities. A class, not large, but most en- 
couraging for a beginning, studied throughout 
the year a course in Old Testament History the 
same number of hours, and with the same tests and 
credit as applied to other subjects. The contrast 
with the former method with its one hour a 
week lecture, no outside work on the part of 
students, irregular attendance, no examinations, 
and constant interruptions, was most refreshing. 
While the work thus came to have a distinct 
intellectual and educational value the religious 
interest and purpose were not lost sight of at 
anv time. 

To meet the needs of other students, not will- 
ing or able to do such work, other classes and 
lectures were held as formerly, and had their 
place and value in the religious life of the 
university. 

Next session a course will be given in the 
History and Literature of the English Bible. 
There is every reason to expect a creatly enlarged 
class. If the work proves its value in the next 
few years it will undoubtedly be extended and 
adjusted so that lar"er numbers of men can fit it 
into their undergraduate and graduate courses. 
With such growth there should be an increased 
endowment, and a bountiful sinply of necessary 
biblical books. W. M. Forrest. 

Texas Christian University. 

Texas Christian University has discerned the 
vastness of its territory and the future greatness 
of the population to which it must minister, and 
has enlarged itself bv correlation with other col- 
leges in various narts of the state. The entire 
combination of colleges thus formed attempts to 
meet the demands for learning that grows greater 
day by day. 

Outside of the university proper, one female 
college at Bonham and one mixed college _ at 
Hereford are the pronerties of the university. 
Another college mainly for boys at Thorp 
Springs is closely affiliated in course of study and 



co-operation of work, though under separate man- 
agement. In connection with the Hereford Col- 
lege, plans are being laid for the purchase of a 
farm and the establishment of industrial courses, 
both for boys and girls, which will widen the 
scope of our educational work. 

The main university at Waco has property val- 
ued at $250,000, by conservative estimates; and, 
both by the growth of the city and by additional 
buildings its valuation is constantly increasing. 
During the past year a very important addition 
to the practical value of the plant was made by 
the construction of a new gymnasium and nata- 
torium. 

The university has strengthened its courses of 
study to the first rank of Western institutions and 
has accordingly added much to the strength of its 
general faculty. The College of the Bible, newly 
organized, has established a course of study sec- 
ond to none in the brotherhood, requiring all of 
the time of three professors and part of the time 
of four others. The College of Music, which re- 
cently has had the benefit of a new music hall, 
furnished with twenty-five pianos and other in- 
struments, and sunplemented with a pipe organ in 
the college chapel, has just added to its faculty 
one of the best pianists in the West. The school 
of oratory has been fortunate in the election 
of a teacher whose reputation in the Southwest 
has become so worthy as to reflect large honor on 
the department. The university carries a business 
college, the students of which enjoy, not only 
as fine a course in business studies as they can 
secure in any other college of business, but also 
access to liberal branches of a literary character 
and a very valuable training that grows out of im- 
timate association with university people and par- 
ticipation in university life. 

A very large step is believed to have been 
taken during the past year in the organization 
of a business men's association in the interest of 
the finances of the university. The general plan 
of this association has been heartily approved 
by the leading business men in the church 
throughout the state and the work of the or- 
ganization will be vigorously mished forward with 
a view to a larger endowment of the university 
in a form far more attractive than the usual 
plan of securing funds for such a purpose. The 
friends of the university have every reason to 
look toward its future with hope and confidence. 
Clinton Lockhart, President. 

Waco. Texas. 



The College of the Bible. 

The work of this college goes on with a 
steadily increasing momentum. The attendance of 
Hible students in the session just closed was 205, 
of whom six were women. The latter are pre- 
paring themselves for foreign missions or for 
usefulness in the churches at home. About 
thirtv of the students were married men. and 
nearly half of the whole number are already 
nreachers filling regular appointments. More 
than a hundred weak churches within reach of 
Lexington have been supplied with preaching by 
our students for several years past. Twenty-five 
preachers were graduated at the recent Com- 
mencement, nine with the classical diploma, and 
sixteen with English. The latter represents four 
years of college work, the former, six. These 
graduates came from thirteen States and foreign 



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lands, and return to about the same number. We 
have had calls from churches for two or three 
times the number. The cash addition to our en- 
dowment fund made during the year was $10,000; 
and the whole of this fund now invested and 
bearing interest is $140,000, lacking thirty or 
forty. Many promissory notes not bearing in- 
terest will add materially to this when they fall 
due. Our six professors have all continued their 
work without interruption through the session, ex- 
cept Prof. Grubbs, who lost a few weeks by sick- 
ness. On account of extreme debility, he now 
conducts only the class in Exegesis, which is and 
has been his forte. 

Our plans for the future may be briefly summed 
up in the one desire to make this college, in the 
course of time, the greatest seat of Biblical learn- 
ing in the world. To this end our efficient finan- 
cial agent, Bro. W. T. Donaldson, is to continue 
his work of adding to the endowment, our courses 
of Biblical study are to be enlarged, and the 
number of professors is to be increased accord- 
ing to demand. Already many men who have 
graduated at colleges with limited courses in the 
Bible are coming to us for more, and we expect 
this number to steadily increase; for our genera- 
tion is waking up as no previous generation has 
done, to the importance of both knowing and 
preaching the contents of the Bible. 

The Bible School Association of Kentucky has 
proposed to endow with $25,000 a chair of Sun- 
day-school Pedagogy in our college as its Cen- 
tennial task, and more than $20,000 of that sum 
has been already secured in reliable pledges. This 
will enable the college to organize a Sunday-, 
school department, with a two years course for 
the training of teachers. All students, as well 
as those especially entered in this department, 
will be required to take it, and thus we shall 
expect all of our graduates to be expert teachers 
of Sunday-school teachers. In this ever-growing 
field of usefulness we hope to do our full share 
of labor. , J. W. McGarvey. 

Lexington, Ky. 



Virginia Christian College. 

The fourth school year has closed. The first 
year's enrollment was 155, the second 180, the 
third 208, and this last year 221. The average 
age of the students is 18 years. 

The situation of the school is near the center 
of Virginia, and in the suburbs of the city, of 
Lynchburg, which is a railroad center, giving the 
school an excellent opportunity for prompt in- 
troduction to the public. 

The brethren of the state as a body have been 
liberal of their gifts and helpful in the encour- 
agements in every way. A great opportunity is 
here for the development of a center of Chris- 
tian education. 

Up to this time, the actual cost, including pur- 
chase and equipment, has been less than $35,000. 
The house itself cost more than $50,000, while 
the eighty-six acres of land, situated as it is, 
could be sold for more than the original pur- 
chase price of both house and land. 

Prof. G. O. Davis, the financial secretary, has 
been working two years to secure means for the 
erection of two new buildings to cost $50,000, 
and reports that he is now within $5,000 of as- 
sured success. This will give us our present ele- 
gant building for girls alone, a handsome college 
building and a boy's dormitory. We have full 
faith that these buildings will be ready for the 
session of 1908. 

We ask friends to read the advertisement in 
this issue and note the stand which the school 



has taken. If you have criticisms, 'Vrite us; if 
you approve of our position, encourage us. 

The world is growing better — the Christ is 
conquering, why should not college students take 
the lead in all things that make for righteousness? 
They are the pick pf the land, the most promising 
forces of our race, and ought to be educated in 
all that is best and noblest. 

The experience of the last two years has 
confirmed the position then taken that we would 
not enroll students who indulge the habits of 
strong drink and tobacco, and _ such vices as un- 
dermine character. 

While the faculty and the student body fully 
concur in the demand thus taken for the same 
standard of ethics for young men and young 
women, if God himself sets up this standard, 
who can speak against it? 

Lynchburg, I'a. J. Hopwood, President. 



Washington Christian College. 

This college completed five years of work last 
month. It is celebrating by moving into new 
brick buildings on Columbia, one of the best 
avenues of the national capital. The buildings 
are now practically completed and are of the 
most substantial nature. They are heated through- 
out by steam and lighted by both gas and electric- 
ity. The location is in the best part of Washing- 
ton, being in the northwestern upland residential 
section. While the school has done good work 
from the beginning it will open this fall enabled 
to accommodate a larger number of students 
and do better work. All its friends rejoice in 
this, and prominent among those who have made 
it possible are T. W. Phillips, O. A. Hawkins, 
Geo. H. Grone and B. A. Abbott. The only new 
thing in educational work worth mentioning is 
that there will be an increased number of Bible 
courses. The outlook for the coming session is 
unusually good. Daniel E. Motley. 

Washington, D. C. 



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The Best Fishing. 

Topic July 10, Mark 1:17. 

"Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he 
saw Simon and Andrew, bis brother, casting a net 
into the sea. for they were fishers. And Jesus 
said unto them, Come ye after me and I will 
make you to become fishers of men. And 
straightway they forsook their nets and followed 
him.'' The succeeding verses tell us of the call 
of John and James, the sons of Zebedee, who also 
were fishermen, and were in the boat mending 
their net when the Master came. It is a beautiful 
narrative." striking in its simplicity. There must 
have been something compelling, masterful in the 
presence and voice of the prophet of Galilee to 
thus win these- rugged fishermen, while at their 
hearty outdoor employment. They were not sen- 
timentalists. Fishermen are a hardy race every- 
where. They do not leave their nets at the beck 
and call of ordinary men and circumstances. The 
call of tile sea is in their hearts. The love of the 
little lake of Gennesaret was in the very souls 
of the sun-browned fishers, with boat and tackle, 
senting about all they had of value in the 
before the Christ came into their lives, 
with his simple yet sublime call. That they had 
heard of the new prophet, knew him indeed, and 
were ready to answer his appeal is evidenced 
by the <|tiick response. And yet it was not an 
easy thing to do to thus leave their old occupa- 
tion and associations for an untried experiment. 
It was the venture of faith — a very imperfect, a 
very ignorant sort of faith, doubtless: yet faith of 
that venturesome and victorious kind that has 
d men such as these in the world's great 
work, in all ages. Call it blind impulse, call it 
credulity, superstition, if you will. These fisher- 
men, and such as they, have "turned the world 
upside down" by the simplicity and sincerity of 
•ion to the call of duty, to the call of the 
Divine, which is much the same to men of this 
stamp. Such God choo^< b. 

To become fishers of men meant the giving up 
of everything incident to their old life. Peter 
afterwards recalls this, in his answer to the 
Lord's questioning: "We have left all and fol- 
lowed thee." Perhaps they did not realize the 
full meaning of this summons. It meant hard- 
ship, loneliness, disappointment, death itself. It 
meant obscurity for most of them, the loss of 
friends, the shadow of the Cross athwart their 
thly pathways. And something of this it 

means to the fishers of men even to-day. It is 
still God's challenge to the heroic soul. The call 
of the Christ is a summons to all that is noblest 
in our natures, the most unselfish, the holiest in- 
stincts of our Dings. It is ;, call to service. 
Not ease nor self-seeking, not a summer day pic- 
nic, not a life of loitering along sunny streams, 
or sitting beside the placid waters of inland 
lakes — it is a call to the "strenuous life," as it 
found illustration in the life of Christ, of Peter. 
of Paul. But to the heroic of soul it is still the 
summons to supreme conquest. To catch men is 
the mightiest conquest that can inspire the spirit 
■1 man. It becomes an absorbing passion, once 
nes to possess the springs of the soul. And 
m n have freely given tip all else for this noblest 
of occupations. The great apostle to the Gentiles 
says that he counted all things but refuse for the 



excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus the 
Lord, for whom he suffered the loss of all things, 
yet counted it gain. 

No loss there is to him that "ives nor vain 

The effort: eyes are dim to highest gain; 

Then give and giving find 

Thy heart more tender and the world more kind! 

They are the true refined 

Whose lives are all entwined 

With kindly deeds and merry cheer 

Through all the ladened year. 

And these have nought to fear 

Who hold as friends and dear 

The neighbors who are near! 



The Bible School at Work 



Conducted by J. H. HARDIN, 

State Bible School Superintendent of Missouri, 
311 Century Bldg , Kansas City, Mo. ^ 



The following letter was received just before 
the adjournment of our state convention at 
Sedalia. As it refers broadly to our Bible school 
work in Missouri and in Texas and everywhere, I 
waive the question of taste involved in its com- 
pliments to me. personally, and give it to the 
public. The reader will note that the same de- 
sire for an advance movement which has been 
felt so generally in Missouri is being felt very 
deeply in Texas. And the movement is on. 
Texas will be heard from. Mark this and watch 
Texas. 

Dallas, Texas, June 15, 1907. 
Dear Brother Hardin: 

As chairman of the Bible school committee of 
the state of Texas I desire to thank you, and 
through you. to thank the Missouri Bible school 
board for your acceptance of our invitation to at- 
tend our state convention and speak in behalf of 
the work so dear to both of us. Our committee 
believes most firmly that your coming has greatly 
advanced the interest of this work and has aided 
us to place it upon a foundation upon which we 
hope to build from year to year until we have an 
institution in Texas worthy somewhat of its char- 
acter and the great domain in which it is to 
operate. 

To put it mildly, the convention was delighted 
with your presentation of the various phases of 
the work called for at the different sessions. 
Kmbodied in the committee's report was a state- 
ment of the fact of your coming at our invita- 
tion and by the courtesy of the Missouri state 
board, and the convention gladly and unanimously 
adopted a resolution formally returning its thanks. 
We are sure that the philosophical investigation 
of the nature and problems of the Bible school 
work which you have made, and the practical 
solutions and suggestions which come from your 
vast experience in the pulpit and school room 
and in your superintendency work, account for the 
advanced position of Missouri, ahead, we think, 
of that of any other state in the union. We look 
to your state, now that you are upon a firm 
footing and have the work well in hand, to make 
marvelous strides toward the ideal development 
and use of the Bible school. We trust that 1907 
and 1008 may see an extensive appropriation and 
application of your teaching concerning the anos- 
tolic church and school, and that the churches 
may show such a growth in the study of the 
Scriptures and in the thoroughness of their knowl- 
edge thereof, that your example may be followed 
throughout the country. 

In conveying our thanks to your board, please 



say to them that we hope that we may "borrow" 
you again, for we are sure to need you, and to 
want you. Yours fraternally, 

Jas. Johnson Collins. 

Let this be Our Best Year. — The next thing 
after the benediction with which our convention 
closed was to actively take up arrangements for 
the new year. Thursday morning found the of- 
fice humming with activity and the work is still 
being pushed. I hereby ask all the workers 
throughout the state to join with our board in its 
efforts to carry our state Bible school work this 
year to the highest point of efficiency it has ever 
reached. 

The Pledges. — Many schools made their 
pledges at Sedalia, but we want the pledges of 
our schools which were not represented there. 
When you receive a card on this subject, fill it 
out and drop it in the postoffice at once. 

Here is a letter which helps the brethren to 
know how our field workers spend their time: 

Ash Grove, Mo., June 22, 1907. 

Dear Brother Hardin: 

I write to let you know how things are going. 
I have been on the "bounce" tor a few days put- 
ting in teacher-training classes. On June 8 I 
went to Green Ridge and started a class of eight; 
from there I went to Walkers, but utterly failed; 
had two bad nights and sickness in some of our 
families, so we went to El Dorado. I spent 
Lord's day with Brother Giddens, preached to 
large audiences, both morning and evening; 
presented our work and started a class of thir- 
teen; from there to Sheldon, where Bro. William 
Funderburk gives half time; had a very pleasant 
visit, a hearty co-operation and started a class of 
sixteen. Spent one night at Kenoma, where we 
have a very small congregation, but as true as 
steel, but scattered over so much territory that 
they could not take up the work; went to Golden 
City where Brother Biggs has very recently taken 
up the work and found him away filling his ap- 
pointment at Avilla, but was so kindly received 
by his people that we could work with a will and 
succeeded in getting twenty-three to take up the 
work. Had a short visit with Brother Biggs Mon- 
day afternoon and left Golden City feeling glad. 
Our next stop was Everton and in two nights we, 
by the help of the faithful workers, started a 
class of twenty-seven; they were delighted to 
have the opportunity of getting this work at 
home. Brother Pontius, of Fordland, will give 
them one-half time the remainder of the year 
and we look for something to "be doing." I am 
now at Ash Grove and hope to do a good work 
here; and from here I go in home for a few 
days' rest and on to Callaway county to get ready 
for the dedication. R. B. Havener. 



There is more Catarrh in this section of the 
country than all other diseases put together, and 
until the last few years was supposed to be in- 
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remedies, and by constantly failing to cure with 
local treatment, oronounced it incurable. Science 
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and therefore requires constitutional treatment. 
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Christian Endeavor 



July 14, 1907 



The First Four Commandments.— Ex. 

20:1-11. 

DAILY READINGS. 



M. Idolatry Forbidden. 

T. An Example. 
W. Profanity Prohibited. 

T. Sabbath Rest. 

F. Sabbath Delight. 

S. Tesus and the Sabbath. 

S. Topic. 



Deut. 4:14-19. 
Acts 17:22-29. 
Matt. 5:33-37. 
Deut. 5:12-15. 
Isa. 58:13. 14. 
Matt. 12:1-13. 



If you care to thoroughly understand this 
prayer-meeting topic you will read Hebrews 8, 9, 
io, and also Galatians j and 4. These scriptures 
emphasize a truth very familiar to us, namely, 
that we are in the New Covenant and not the 
Old, we are not "under the law" but under the 
gospel of God's grace. 

This indisputable fact has led some among us 
to strongly affirm that there is nothing of obli- 
gation to us in the Ten Commandments. We may 
assent in so far as these commandments .belong to 
the code of the Old Covenant of Sinai which was 
done away at the cross. 

Let us examine the first four commandments 
anew, however, to see if in principle there are 
not obligations in them for us who are under the 
New- Covenant of grace in Christ through the 
gospel. 

Shall we not claim the opening statement, "I 
am Jehovah thy God, who brought thee out of 
Egypt, out of the house of bondage"? Our bond- 
age in sin in spiritual Egypt was as terrible a 
reality as what befell Israel. Our deliverance is 
more wonderful. Is Jehovah not "our God" in a 
more marvelous sense? What a satisfying and 
strength-giving consciousness in the personal ap- 
prehension of Jehovah as "our God!" We can not 
do without the opening words. 

What about the "other Gods" and "bowing down 
and serving them"? Is there no need for us in such 
a warning? Does not John warn his "little 
children" to "guard themselves from idols"? 1 
John 5:21. The idolatry which allures us is more 
dangerous and seductive than the gross image 
worship from which this commandment guarded 
Israel. There are idols of society, of the market 
place, — modern life is as essentially idolatrous 
where Christ does not reign as it was centuries 
ago. Does not Jesus warn the citizens of the 
kingdom of heaven against mammon worship ? 
Mammon is the great modern idol. We need the 
admonition, if not the sta'tutorv restraint, of the 
spirit of this command. 

We may also fear and rejoice as well, because 
our God is "a jealous God." Jealousy implies 
ardent affection. Such is God's love for us. 
It also infers a danger of rejection if we do not 
reciprocate. Can we live well or worthily with- 
out the help of this thought of God? 

The Israelite was to consider the relation of 
his conduct to "the children of the third and 
fourth generation." Are we not distinctly ad- 
monished that "none of us liveth unto himself"? 
We who are under the New Covenant can not 
afford to disregard the meaning of this ancient 
warning. Nor would we wish to be deprived of 
the mercy from on high which comes to us be- 
cause of some faithful one in preceding genera- 
tions. 

What about "taking the name of God in vain"? 
That professed Christians should be guilty of 
profanity as popularly defined is unthinkable. But 
we are of those who have taken "the Name" upon 
ourselves. We live "in the Name." and suffer 
"in the Name," and hope "in the Name." Apart 
from "the Name" there is nothing for us. Sup- 
pose we so live as to virtually deny it! Suppose 
observers of our lives "blaspheme the Name" 
because of us? Have we not taken "the Name in 
vain"? Will God hold us guiltless because the 
ancient statute of Sinai is nailed to the Cross of 
Calvary? 

What about one day in seven for the Lord? 
We are sure that there is no moral or scriptural 



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obligation to observe the seventh day of the 
week. Christian liberty and Christian discern- 
ment have long ago accepted the liberty which 
Paul argues and have transferred their ideas of 
sanctity to another day. And even in relation 
to that day we are left at liberty to observe it or 
not, as we will. Read here Romans 14. But in 
granting us this liberty Paul clearly imolies that 
we will choose one of the seven days to observe, 
as he says, "unto the Lord." He believes we 
will give God one day. Thus he has transferred 
the spirit of this ancient commandment. 

Do we set aside one day and make it different? 
Is it a day "unto the Lord"? What do you put 
into the day you observe? These are some of 
the present day applications of the first four 
commandments. 




The Ten Commandments. — Duties To- 
ward God. — Exod. 20:1-11. 

Memory verses, 1-11. 
Golden Text. — Thou shah love the Lord thy 
God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and 
with all thy might. — Deut. 6:5. 

The Ten Commandments form one of the most 
remarkable and important documents in the his- 
tory of religion. Taken in connection with the 
book of the covenant which follows (Exod. 21:1- 
23:19), they give a clear and sufficient statement 
both of the general principles and of the details 
of a system of ethical religion, based on the 
worship of one God whose most prominent char- 
acteristics are justice toward men and the love of 
justice in men, and issuing in a series of pro- 
visions to insure the maintenance of equitable 
relations among men.- The Decalogue states, in the 
main, the foundation principles of the Hebrew 
monotheism, most of which are permanent princi- 
ples of all true religion, and gives only enough 
details to make the meaning unmistakably clear. 
The Book of the Covenant deals entirely with the 
minutiae of social and industrial life -in a pas- 
toral and agricultural community such as Israel 
was to be in its new home. 

The principles laid down in the Ten Command- 
ments properly include two general elements, re- 
lations Godward and relations manward. "Per- 
pendicular religion," as it is sometimes called, 
which takes into account only the relation be- 
tween God and the individual, is barrenly formal 
and theological. "Horizontal religion," which 
recognizes no lines of duty except those between 
man and man, is amiable and often useful but 
lacks spirituality and the inspiring power of the 
loftiest motive. Both elements are needed. 

Some persons come to the knowledge and wor- 
ship of God through love and service to men; 
some come to the service of men through the 
knowledge and love of God. That is largely a 
matter of temperament. To the man of strong 
practical imoulses, the former method is the 
natural one: to the born mystic, the latter. 

The first four commandments specify four 
duties toward God: to worship one God alone; to 
worship Him without the use of any material 
image designed to represent him or any of his 
attributes in terms of natural objects or crea- 
tures; to refrain from any profanation of his 
name; and to devote to his worship a definite 
portion of time. 

The worship of one God only, to the exclusion 
of all others, was not easy to a peoole who be- 
lieved in the real existence of the manifold dei- 
ties of their heathen neighbors. And Israel at 
this period evidently did so believe. If there were 
many spirits, more or less powerful, giving aid 
to their enemies, might it not be the safe course 
to pay some respect to them so' that, if they 
could not secure their help, they might at least 
avoid their hostility? 1 A strong argument could 
be framed along these lines. But no, this tempt- 
ing policy must be rejected. Let the power of 
the other gods be. what it might, Israel must wor- 
ship Tehovah only. Through the practice of 
monotheism, the nation finally came to the belief 
of it. Israel first learned not to worship the other 
gods, then learned that they did not exist. 

To forbid the use of images was to take away 
a prop which -weak faith has used in every age — ■ 
and a proi which has always made weak faith 
still weaker by fastening it upon the wrong thing. 
The problem is to make the object of faith so 
definite and concrete that faith can grasp it 
vividly and certainly, but at the same time not 
to degrade and undeifv the object of faith in the 
process. The use of images accomplishes the first 
desideratum but sacrifices the second. It makes 
the object of worship, definite and presents it 
vividly to the mind of the worshipper; but mean- 
while that object has ceased to be God. In 
Israel's case the prohibition of the use of images 
was at once followed hv the establishment of a 
system of holy places — Sinai, the tabernacle, later 
various shrines, and finally the temple. God was 
localized, though he could not he visualized. It 
was a compromise methofl, designed to secure 
a maximum of vividness in the sense of God's 
reality and presence and a minimum of material- 
ism in the conception of Him. 

The third commandment was doubtless pri- 
marily intended to prohibit the use of the name 
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JHB ^ IIII , 1 niu«iiiiii».»u^^ 

"|\lot as tt?e U/orld." Ifgj|f| 

By E. A. Child. 




Chapter I.— A Modern Timothy. 

"Most jealous attention should be given to the 
trend of the soul — 

When God and mother have the child to them- 
selves." — M. Songster. 

It is the little rift within the lute, 

That bv and by, will make the music mute; 
And gently widening, slowly silence all. 

— Tennyson. 



The child is father to the man; 
And I could wish my days to be, 
Bound each to each by natural piety. 

— Wordsworth. 



Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might 
not sin against Thee. — David. 

<$> <e> <S> 
"James has a very morbid mind. He 
does not seem to enjoy life like the rest of 
the children," said Mrs. Hinman to his 
mother one day. 

"Why, he came over to our house last 
Sunday afternoon after the Bible readings 
for which you sent him. and our children 
were playing a harmless little game of par- 
lor billiards, and he could not be persuaded 
to take part in the game at all. And when 
we pressed him for a reason, he said that 
he did not think it would please God to 
have his day used for such things. Now, I 
do not think that you ought to allow him 
to go on in that strain of mind, for it will 
unman him for future influence upon the 
world. The Bible says, 'If we would have 
friends, we must show ourselves friendly,' 
you know. Our children felt very much 
put out at what seemed to them a very un- 
friendly attitude on James' part. Of course, 
they can not understand these hard ques- 
tions on theological points, and I do not 
intend that they shall puzzle themselves 
over them. They are going to have a good 
time while they are young and innocent, 
and I wish that James could think as they 
do, so that they could have him for a play- 
mate. He even refuses to play marbles for 
keeps, and the school children call him 
'Preacher Gordon,' and Jessie tells me that 
they run on him terribly. I am sorry that 
I can not encourage my children to take 
his part more than they do, but he puts 
himself in such unnecessary opposition to 
their harmless little frolics that they would 
incur the unpopular opinion of the school 
if they seemed to sympathize with him." 

Mr. Gordon sat silently knitting until 
her neighbor had finished these unwelcome 
remark-. And yet she was glad to have 
the subject opened that she might say a 
few kind words to her about her children, 
whose conduct had come to her ears 
through James' confessions, which he had 
made at her knee. At such times he told 
her faithfully the proceedings of each day, 
his temptations and trials, reverses and tri- 
umphs. 

"Yes, T know James is a very conscien- 
tious boy. and I am devoutly thankful that 
he is." -he replied. "I should feel very 
uneasy about his future if he had loose 
ideas about the Lord's day or games of 
chance, which lead to excesses beyond con- 
trol in later years. 1 am sure, Mrs. Hin- 
man, that it would be much better for the 
men that are to be and the influence that 
ought to be exercised upon the world, if 
there were more such boys with a thought 
about how God regards their conduct, than 
there arc. T entertain greal fears for chil- 
dren who are not taught God's Word, and 
who are permitted to pass through the 
tender age without having their consciences 
trained in Christian conduct. I am satis- 
fied that any one can better afford to be 
unpopular with the world, while conform- 



ing to the teachings of God's Word, than 
to run the great risk of displeasing him 
and losing all at last. All the examples of 
the worthies set before us in the Word 
were those who, like their Master, even 
Christ, suffered more or less of persecu- 
tion from the world, and the reproach of 
the cross is to be the glory of the Church 
until the King comes to reward his faith- 
ful ones." 

Thus was revealed the secret of the 
boy's conscientiousness. Like Timothy, 
whose unfeigned faith had its beginnings 
in the heart of a grandmother, Lois, and a 
faithful mother, Eunice, so James Gordon 
drank in from his earliest remembrance 
those principles which a godly mother 
drew from the Bible and taught him with 
faithful care. Not that he was perfect, nor 
a model in every particular, for he was 
not; but his training and his own decision 
to make the will of God his aim, led him 
into a hopeful, Christian life, which grew 
upon him as he grew in years and experi- 
ence in the teachings of the Book which 
his mother loved. 

When James went to college he found 
many new opportunities to exercise this 
grace and faith. The genuine article is 
not as a rule despised there, but it is often 
put to a severer test than one finds in less 
active life. 

One day. after about three years of col- 
lege life, he found himself face to face 
with a condition which caused him a great 
struggle. The decision in favor of what 
he deemed to be the will of God would 
place him, beyond a question, in an unfa- 
vorable light with his colleagues and also 
his professors. It was the time-honored 
custom of an oratorical contest for a 
moneyed prize in the junior class. Two of 
his professors had won the prize in their 
day, and it was considered a special honor 
worthy of all who might be eligible for the 
contest. 

James had prepared for it, but as he 
thought over the matter, it seemed to him 
that he could not enter it and yet feel that 
be had fulfilled his highest duty as a Chris- 
tian. While at first it did not seem posi- 
tively wrong, yet 'somehow it did not cor- 
respond to that sense within him that ap- 
proved of the things excellent, the things 
lovely and of good report. 

The more he studied the matter, the 
clearer it came to him that God did not 
approve. ' And as he came to know of 
some of the bitternesses that were spring- 
ing up between his fellows over the con- 
test, he saw the evil nature of it. 

The day of the evening set for the af- 
fair, James came upon a set of boys ex- 
citedly huddled over a paper, making bets 
and staking money upon the chances of the 
contestants. "Five to one in favor of Gor- 
don" seemed to- be the prevailing talk as lie 
hurried past. His first impulse was to stop 
and remonstrate with them, but remember- 
ing that such a course had met a rebuff 
and misrepresentation which nearly cost 
him his standing with the students once 
before, and not having time anyhow, for 
he was due at Science Hall, 400 feet away, 
for class work in just fifty seconds, he 
hastened on. But the words stuck in his 
mind: "Five to one in favor of Gordon." 
lie had attended the county fair while on 
the farm, and remembered bearing and 
seeing a similar betting contest over some 
fast horses that were to race for a purse 
of just the amount that had been posted 
for the junior class to contest for. 



July a, 1907. 

The subject of the recitation was Moral 
Philosophy. "Reputation" was the topic 
assigned to James. 

"I can not just agree with your views, 
professor," said James, in a courteous tone, 
as he got up to recite. "You make virtu- 
ous character of less import than intel- 
lectual attainment, in reputation, as I un- 
derstand you. Then your side remarks on 
the coming contest as being a good oppor- 
tunity for making a worthy reputation 
seems to me to be true only in a superfi- 
cial and worldly sense. While those who 
fail to impress the judges must necessarily 
take a second or last place, and be ac- 
counted as less reputable than their more 
fortunate fellow who gets the judges' ap- 
proval. 

"I am more and more inclined to regard 
the whole thing as on a level with horse 
racing and other forms of gambling. Here 
the boys are now making 'books' and bet- 
ting on the contestants, just as I have seen 
them do at the county fair in the race 
track. I also come to know that the judges 
have been appointed with reference to 
some of these who are making the bets, 
and they are their personal friends. I will 
venture to estimate that there is now over 
$5,000 staked upon the contest, and, as for 
my part, I am unwilling to go on the plat- 
form knowing these things as I do." 

As these words were spoken all eyes 
were turned upon him and a volume of 
whispered exclamation burst forth, show- 
ing intense excitement in the class room. 

"I hope, James, that you will consider 
your reputation for good sense as too val- 
uable capital to be thrown away in a hasty 
decision like that. You know too well the 
value of esteem of personal excellence, I 
am sure, to blast your prospects with the 
student body and the faculty alike, by such 
a rash act. 

"We are in great expectation over your 
effort this evening, and I trust that you 
will not disappoint us. As for the gam- 
bling tendency, that can not be evaded, 
so far as I know. They cast lots upon 
the seamless robe of our Savior, you know, 
as he hung upon the cross, for which he 
did not come down from the cross and 
thwart the plan of redemption, did he? 
No, indeed. 'It is 'impossible but that of- 
fences come,' " quoted the professor, as he 
closed these remarks and dismissed the 
class. 

"But woe unto him by whom the of- 
fence cometh," came to James as a com- 
pletion of the passage which the professor 
had begun to quote in support of his posi- 
tion, but he had no chance to defend the 
position, since the tumult would drown 
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spectacle of himself unnecessarily; so he 
hastened to his room. The spring lock 
closed behind him and he buried his face 
in the sofa pillow and prayed. Knock 
after knock followed in hasty succession, 
but he did not answer them. He wanted 
to talk with his mother's God just then 
more than with his fellows, for he had 
learned that if he would know the Will, 
which he had made the rule of his life, 
he must put himself in position to hear 
and do, not as interpreted by man, but as 
revealed by the operation of the Word 
and the action of the Spirit upon the soul, 
shut in with God alone. "Not as the 
world," came to him as if flashed upon 
'•tihe inner ear of the soul by an unseen 
messenger and an unheard voice. "Not 
as the world," he whispered in response, 
"so let it be, Lord Jesus." 

Just then the mail carrier thrust a let- 
ter under his door, which he reached from 
where he was kneeling. "From mother's 
blessed hand," he whispered, as he tore it 
open and read : 

"My Dear Son: I received your letter and 
announcement of the contest, which I have made 
a special matter of prayer, and somehow I do 
not feel easy about it, but I think I can trust 
you to do right. I opened the Word for you, as 
has been my custom, and this is the passage that 
I came upon: 'Love not the world, neither the 
things that are in the world. If any man love 
the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh 
and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is 
not of the Father, but is of the world. And the 
world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but 
he that doeth the will of God, abideth forever.' 

"I trust that you will not be conformed to the 
world in any way that will be displeasing to our 
Heavenly Father. You will remember that Jesus 
taught his disciples that their expectations, man- 
ner of life, conversation, peace and maxims were 
to be, 'NOT AS THE WORLD,' under all cir- 
cumstances. 

"Do not, my son, expect to have the praise of 
men who do not know the true God and Jesus 
Christ his Son, as the Saviour from sin. If it 
comes as a result of right doing, accept it as you 
do other privileges, honestly earned. But if it is 
withheld, consider that God sees and does not 
withhold from those who walk uprightly, neither 
does he forget to recompense in his own good 
time and way. 

"I confess to having felt uneasy, since you 
went away, lest through the philosophies of men 
and science falsely so called, you might be led 
away from the simplicity which is in Christ. But 
you belong to God, and I can trust you in his 
care. Should you come on the contest, it is my 
advice that you refrain from competing on the 
division that will seek to win the money prize. 
And if there is but one division, it will please 
your mother (and I believe that I have the mind 
of the Lord in the matter) to have you with- 
draw your name entirely from the list. 

"You will find enclosed the amount which the 
prize would bring, which you can spend as you 
would the prize money, if you obtained it. May 
God bless you, is my constant prayer. Mother." 



Chapter II. — A Modern Martyr, 

I count life just the stuff to try the soul's 
strength on. — Robert Browning. 



His strength is as the strength of ten, 
Because his heart is pure. — Tennyson. 

<3> <S> <S> 

As he finished reading the letter he 
heard a step and a knock at his door, 
which he knew to be that of President 
Brown. Brushing his hair into shape, he 
stepped to the door and the President 
walked in, saying: "Well, James, what 
has happened to you ? Professor Haberton 
tells me that you made some strange re- 
marks in his class this morning, and the 
students are all upset over the coming con- 
test. They fear that you are going to 
disappoint them by pulling off at this late 
hour. I hope that you do not consider 
such a rash act with anv seriousness." 

"It is certainly true, President Brown, 
that I can not conscientiously go on thai 
contest for a money prize, or any other so 
far as that is concerned. I am willing to 
speak in a friendly, social contest for the 
sake of the exercise and the entertain- 
ment of the fellows and the people, who 
wish to hear it, but so far as competing 
for the prize, I am led to think that it 
is all wrong and conducive of evil to the 
contestants and to the student bodv in gen- 



eral, and demoralizing to the public in more 
ways than one can probably see at first 
sight, and I can not lend myself to such 
things. 

"I respect you. President, and the faculty, 
for your years of experience and knowl- 
edge above my own limited vision and wis- 
dom, but there is one whom I respect 
above all others, that is my mother. I 
accept her conclusions and reasoning 
wrought out by prayer and the study of 
God's Word as they are, as I can no 
other." " 

"I am always glad to see a young man 
who respects his mother," said the Presi- 
dent, "but why did you not come to this 
conclusion before, James? It would have 
saved you immensely in the estimation of 
the school, and your standing with the 
public would have been undisturbed. 

"All were expecting you to win, and peo- 
ple have come in from long distances to 
witness the contest, and I hate to have 
it marred by having the best speaker drop 
off thus. Besides, it is contrary to th,e 
rules of the school, subjecting the offender 
to a liability of expulsion to drop out with- 
out the consent of the faculty and we have 
just decided to hold you to the contest." 

"I did not know before this morning 
that I was being made an object for the 
boys to gamble on. Nor did I get this letter 
from my mother until a few moments ago," 
said James, handing his mother's letter to 
the President ; "and yet I have had_ a 
growing sense that it was not the thing 
to do for several days past. But owing to 
the considerations which have been men- 
tioned, I had not come to any full de- 
cision until I saw the boys making up 
the 'book' for a gambling contest this morn- 
ing, and I said what I did in the class- 
room, and now mother's letter, which you 
have read, explains itself. But aside from 
all these considerations, I feel that I should 
not do as my Lord and Master would 
like to have me do. if I took part in this 
contest, and I am sure that you can not 
expect me to go contrary to mv conscience 
and my mother's request in the matter, 
notwithstanding others may not like it." 

The President stood thinking a moment, 
and then turned about, saying: "Well, 
James, I am sorry, but it can not be helped 
now. You will lose immensely, and yet 
I can not blame you under the circum- 
stances for taking just the course that you 
have taken. I wish that more of the young 
men had such mothers and such con- 
sciences. The administration of this col- 
lege would be reduced to a much easier 
task, and the world would be immensely 
better off in the long run — and yet, my 
boy, I fear that a martyr's fate awaits you 
in the end, if you persist with this course 
in life. 

"You might rank high with men if you 
could use a little more policy in your work. 
There is not a young man in college with 
better prospects. But," continued the 
President with a far-away look in his eye, 
"it was not the way our Savior taught, 
and I am often led" to reproach myself 
that I have not taken a more decided stand 
for what I saw to be in full accord with 
the teachings of God's Word. I have re- 
galed my conscience by the prospects of 
the good I could do as a man in position 
and prominence. Yet I confess, James, that 
I suffer more than the death of a martyr 
every year, through annoyances of con- 
science over these things. Our trustees 
are men of the world largely, and our 
patrons are people of various types of mind 
and peculiar beliefs. So I must smoothe 
things over and please all in order to keep 
harmony and peace or things would go< to 
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These very boys, who are gambling your 
chances, are sons of our patrons and trus- 
tees, and if we undertook to deal with 
them as they ought to be dealt with, it 
would cause us great trouble. 

"You have my deepest sympathy, James, 
for I know what it will cost you to take 
this stand. May God bless and guide you is 
my prayer." Thus speaking, he stepped out 
into the hall and back into the faculty 
meeting, where the professors sat in coun- 
sel over the coming contest. 

"It is of no use, ladies and gentlemen," 
he said as he called the meeting to order, 
"our systems are at fault and not the 
conscience of the young man whom we 
are sitting upon. I wish that the whole 
prize system in our college was abolished. 
I also wish that our systems were more 
simple and less complicated with the world 
and worldliness. As they are, we are at 
the mercy of worldly-minded men and a 
perverted public conscience, and must cater 
to the wrong side continually. 

"It is my judgment that this matter had 
better be dismissed without censure or dis- 
ability to Mr. Gordon, since a large major- 
ity of the school is more deeply involved 
in a greater misdemeanor than he is for 
refusing to become a pawn to their gamb- 
ling greed, and all know the result of try- 
ing to deal with that evil in this school." 

All were silent until Professor Haberton 
arose and said : "I think that it would 
have a better moral effect upon the school 
to dismiss one refractorv student, than to 



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allow the other fifteen hundred students to 
think that one young man can with im- 
punity override the rules of the institution 
and throw us into the confusion that 
this affair has. However, since no overt act 
has been committed as yet, I move that 
the matter be laid upon the table until 
further developments." 

This was carried, and the contest came 
off, but James was not in his place nor 
in the opera house where it was held. The 
president of the junior class explained that 
"owing to indisposition and other compli- 
cations, the name of James Gordon had 
been dropped from the program, and _ that 
of Professor Haberton's son placed in its 
stead." 

All seemed to go off beautifullv. To the 
spectators there was not a hitch to mar 
the harmony. But President Smith's heart 
was heavy. There were others who were 
in bitterness also, but their sorrow was not 
that of conscience nor of concern for prin- 
ciple. Some were vexed at the judges' 
decision to confer the prize upon an un- 
expected and obscure member of the class, 
whom James had been training quietly and 
unbeknown to the rest, or to the faculty. 

This, of course, threw all the gamblers 
into confusion again, and they were bitter 
toward James for his double offense, and 
then they were out of patience with the 
judges all around. 

The class was all upset amongst them- 
selves, and this last departure only made 
them less inclined to be reconciled with 
anything or anybody, and they could not 
conceal their disappointment. And many 
did not try to do so. This created enmi- 
ties which were carried by some through 
life, and was by no means a promoter of • 
grace to any thus exercised. 

James went to class the next morning, 
but found things wonderfully changed. All 
seemed to be strangers to him. None 
greeted him with the familiarities that he 
had been accustomed to see and hear, but 
instead a crowd of boys groaned as he 
passed. Another company stood gazing 
at him as if he was an entire stranger, 
or some freak that had suddenly appeared 
in their midst. 

The professors did not call upon him to 
recite in any class that morning, no more 
than if he had not been there, and as he 
passed the bulletin board, he saw a. cari- 
cature pinned up with the announcement : 
"Rev. James Gordon, lately from Grass 
Holler Haystack, will lecture in Professor 
Haberton's room on 'Gambling.' Seats 
free. A prize will be given for the largest 
collection of poker chips in the crowd." 

As he passed on to the societies' frames 
he saw that a pencil mark had been drawn 
across his name, indicating that he had 
been dropned from the debate to take place 
that evening, and as he reached his room 
the mail had been delivered, and he found 
a number of drop-letters, in which some 
of the most insulting representations from 
his classmates had been sent to him. 

President Brown came in soon after, 
saying: "James, the faculty arc in favor 
of suspending you, and I have come to 
erant yon a week's absence to forestall 
their action. I have tried to carry the 
matter in your favor, but am not able, 
owing 1" tlic intense feeling among the 
students, and it has its influence upon the 
faculty, t.> such an extent, that T am un- 
able to withstand the action by any other 
means. 

"Here is my written leave (handing him 

an envelope), and I would advise you to go 

Mother collecre and enter upon 

the recommendation which T can give you, 

otherwise you will probably lose you*r 

standing and be barred out from col- 

work for the coming year. 

"You will not probably be able to come 

back "here on the conditions which they im- 

(that is. an apol gy.to the school. 

which I could not make, and do not think 

you would do it), so you had better pack 

your things i hey know the 



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"I have not signed the decision of the 
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The President turned away, wiping his 
eyes vigorously with his handkerchief. 
James sat down and buried his face in 
his hands, as the whole situation dawned 
upon him. The pleasant associations and 
familiar surroundings, which he had come 
to enjoy very much, all suddenly changed, 
and he must now be counted an outcast 
and unworthy of fellowship longer in these 
halls, and upon the beautiful campus, or 
in the classrooms with the students that 
he had learned to love as he loved his own 
brothers and sisters. 

It was too much for him to bear, and 
he burst into a flood of tears as wave 
after wave of the reality went over his 
soul. Just then he heard the piano. Some 
one was playing, "I must tell Jesus all of 
my sorrows, I can not bear these burdens 
alone." He fell upon his knees and poured 
out his 'soul to God, in prayer. 

When he arose a sweet peace filled his 
heart such as he had not felt before, and 
in quick succession these passages of scrip- 
ture came to him : 

"If ye were of the world, the world 
would love his own. But because ye are 
not of the world, therefore the world hateth 
you. 

"Remember the word that I said unto 
vou: the servant is not greater than his 
Lord. 

"If they have persecuted me. they will 
•persecute yon. If they have kent my say- 
ings, they will keep vours also. But all 
these things will they do unto you for my 
name's sake, because they know not him 
that sent me." 

"Not Greater than His Lord.' He 
stopped and thought how they had treated 
his Master. Even in the town where he 
had lived they tried to cast him over 
the precipice. Also, how suddenly his 
crreat popularity had changed in a day 
from "Hozanna to the Son of David" to 
"Crucify Him" from the same throng. 

His mind ran on to the life of Paid, 
who had hold high authority from the 
hands of his countrymen: how that, 
while upon a mission to do their bidding he 
had seen a great light from heaven and 
had hearkened to the voice from thence, 
and when he acted upon that higher au- 
thority, he had to flee from the same coun- 
trvmen that had honored him; that from 
city to city he was driven bv their fury, 
and counted as the offal, when, in fact, 
he was Cod*-; chosen vessel to hear the 
Gospel to those who persecuted him. 

Uis thoughts ran down the line of mar- 
tyrs, reformers and missionaries of the 
cross, and he coidd recall similar conflicts 
in their lives. This caused him to re- 
joice that he. too. was counted worthy to 
suffer shame for the cause of right and 
conscience. 

He began to pick up his bclonein< T s and 
pack for his journey home, when it oc- 



curred to him that he would need to 
gather a number of his books from vari- 
ous persons of the school, settle some bills 
and bid adieu to some of his once close 
friends, whom he supposed would like to 
say good bye, at least, if they knew that 
he was going away for good. 

So, passing down the stairway, he started 
by a short cut across tne campus, toward 
the dormitory, where some of these were 
located. As he was passing the coalsheds 
that were located on the river bank, he 
'saw the company of boys, whom he had 
overheard making the "book" for bets on 
his chances the day before, coming to- 
ward him with clenched hands and angry 
faces. "Hold up here, Mr. Preacher," said ■ 
the leader, "we have a little account of 
about five thousand to settle with you. 
Your fool action of yesterday caused us 
to drop about that figure, and now we are 
going to take it out of your skin." Before 
James could collect himself, they had him 
down upon the ground, bucked and gagged 
and dragged into the coal house, out of 
sight of other passers-by. ■ "Let's dump 
him into the river," said one. "No, not 
yet," said the leader ; "we are going to 

whale some of that foolishness out of 

him." So saying, he began to kick James 
in the back with brutal thudu that 
caused him to swoon. Thinking that they 
had killed him, as he did not come to, they 
piled some coal sacks over him, and fled. 

That night was a bitterly cold one, and 
Carter, the janitor of the dormitory, 
had to bring extra coal for his fur- 
naces. So, providing himself with a 
wheelbarrow, he began to load it with the 
'sacks of coal nearest at hand. And to 
his horror he came upon a face, which 
seemed to move, but did not speak. Be- 
ing timid and superstitious, he ran out of 
the coal house, and started up the path full 
force, when he ran into President Brown. 

"O, your Reverence! Come quick! 
Come quick ! To the coal house. A face 
hid in the coal, sir. A face! A living, 
moving face !" 

"O, Carter, the boys are putting up a 
joke on you," said the President. 

"No. no, no, sir! Come and see for 
yourself, sir!" 

The president followed Carter back 
to the coal house and both stopped at 
the door and listened, when a low groan 
came distinctly from within. The presi- 
dent, being a strong, well-poised man, flung 
the door wide open, and, with the aid of 
the lantern, looked in. Sure enough there 
was a face, bruised and blackened with the 
coal and brutal treatment of some one. 
Stepping in, he removed the other coal 
sacks from him, and, taking him in his 
strong arms, he carried the limp form to 
the dormitory. 

Here, as he removed the bandages from 
his mouth, and wiped the coal dust from 
his eyes, he beheld to his horror, the face 
of James Gordon. "Great heavens, Carter! 
Get the doctor, quick. It is Gordon !" 

Carter sprang to the telephone, and sum- 
moned the college physician, and then 
turned his attention to assist the president. 
One of James' friends (the one whom he 
had trained, and to whom the prize had 
been awarded) came down for fuel, and see- 
ing who it was. insisted^ on having him 
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had seen him since he left the classroom. 

The doctor came and found his hands 
badly frozen, and his body bruised by the 
coal, under which he had evidently strug- 
gled to release himself. Three of his ribs 
were stove in from the backbone, causing 
serious internal injuries in the region of 
the heart. 

"It is my opinion that he can not re- 
cover," said the doctor, seriously; the ex- 
posure has been too long and severe. His 
hands are badly frozen, and would proba 
bly have to be amputated anyhow if his 
other injuries would permit of it. But 
they are too severe to allow of that. We 
will put him into as comfortable condi- 
tion as possible, and send for his friends, 
if he has any." 

The president went to the telephone and 
wired at central for a through connection 
on the long distance to Gordon's home 
town, and arranged for his mother to come 
to the telephone that night. The president 
stood ready to talk with her. 

"My dear madam," he began, "I am 
President Brown. Your son James has 
been faithful, and that unto death, I fear. 
Having taken a bold stand against wrong, 
and refusing to become a party in that 
which he considered evil, he has incurred 
the enmity of certain base fellows, who 
have treated him in a shameful manner. 
He is yet alive. I have arranged for a 
special train to bring you and any other 
members of your family that may wish to 
come to this place, to-night. I am in- 
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do not need to urge you further, but will 
meet your party at 12 o'clock, to-night, 
with carriages and bring you to your son's 
side. We are doing all that can be done 
for him under the conditions." 

That night at 12 a swift special sped 
into the college town, bearing Mother 
Gordon and a trained nurse. No others 
had been informed of their mission or 
movements, at their home town. 

As they stepped from the train the presi- 
dent expected to meet a weeping woman, 
but, instead. Mother Gordon looked up 
with strength and confidence, saying: 

"It shall be well with my son, president. 
I gave him to God from his birth, and if 
this is God's way to take hi; precious life, 
let it be as it shall please him. If so, it 
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tyr's death than he can with a victor's 
crown. And yet my hope is that he shall 
be spared." 

(To Be Continued.) 

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Gravette — Texarkana — Marshall, Texas. 

1am going to tell you about my trip 
around the Gulf of Mexico to Mexico 
City, and return to Bentonville, Ark. 
It was a remarkable trip in several re- 
spects; in the first place, we never saw 
the gulf at all, and again we took with 
us a young man who can not walk, but 
who is obliged to wheel himself about in 
a tricycle. If this story has no other moral 
it will show that a person doesn't have to 
use his legs to see the world; and, in fact, 
I have never found that anybody is hap- 
pier with two legs than one. We pity a 
man with one leg, and are usually discon- 
tented on both of our own. Three of us 
took the trip; my practical friend, Morton; 
Jebly, who can not walk, and myself — 1 
am the one who am writing about it. And 
that all who care to go may feel that they 
are in the company, I present the account 
in diary form. 

March 22. It seems tempting chances to 
start out on a Friday to make a trip down 
to New Orleans and across the gulf, but 
I was born on Friday, and that was a lucky 
event for me. According to the schedule, 
we left Bentonville, Ark., at 8:30, though 
it was 9:30 if we judged by any other time 
than that printed on the folder. We slowly 
jogged up the road to Gravette, a small 
town pronounced in a manner unworthy 
of such elegant spelling, namely by hitting 
the first syllable hard. This little Arkansas 
town must be bubbling over with civic 
pride, for it keeps you here and holds the 
next train out of the limits till you have 
waited nine hours and thirty minutes. 
They want you to see their town, and you 
see it, too, unless you are blind. To the 
hotel for dinner, where finding a young 
traveling man. I told him of our projected 
trip. Instead of being impressed, he told 
me he had been all over the gulf more 
times than he could remember. He said 
with a sneer that he had been all around 
the world (he used a bad word to de- 
scribe the world, as if he had not found 
it the place he had once believed). He 
told me not to go to the gulf, but sail on 
deep water. I weakly tried to explain 
that I had all plans formed for the gulf 
passage, but he waved me avvav. "Deep 
water." he said; "you lake a sail 'n deep 
water." One thing I've noticed about peo- 
ple who have traveled great distances; thev 
seem to think their going has exhausted 
the subject. They have nothing to tell 
you about it. As to me, here I am just 
to Gravette and have turned out a para- 
graph. 

We took our hotel dinner late, as Morton 
wanted to sit and smell it from the office 
till he had worked up an appetite worthy 
of the price. It was a good scheme for 
the appetite, but when we went in things 
were cold and gelatined. After dinner 
(that - * enough to say about it) we went 
to the station to buy round-trip tickets. The 
agent wasn't there, of course, and while 
we waited one of the natives, a boy, called 
"John." espied my friend Jebly in his tri- 
cycle. He saw at once that Jebly couldn't 
walk, and that invested him with immense 
interest. He came and stood in front of 
him. and. never discouraged bv reproof or 
discomposed by silence, sought to fathom 
mv friend's personal history to the depths. 
When Jebly at last refused further details, 
it was still enough to John simply to look. 
He did not ask any questions about the 
tricycle, because he realized that that was 
something quite beyond his comprehension 
as to its management. One of John's legs 



was bare, the other insecurely covered; but 
he was clothed by a curiosity that ought 
to keep him warm in winter. Occa- 
sionally a boy would come up with 
"Hello, John !" John's invariable reply 
was, "You git out of here !" If the 
boy insisted upon friendiv greeting, 
John would snatch up a handful of gravel 
and cast it at his would-be companion. I 
do not know whether he was naturally 
unsociable, or simply wanted to have Jebly 
all to himself. At last the agent came 
and let us have tickets at $85 each. 

We were determined not to return to 
the hotel and hear old Knows-It-All talk 
to us about "deep water," 30 we hunted 
for an open-air nook. We found a wooded 
stretch of grass along the railroad track 
and having eluded John, repaired thither. 
It is a delightfully warm afternoon; and 
though too early for young leaves to be 
of much service as shade, the old leaves 
are clinging to the branches above our 
heads in heavy clusters. Wonder how the 
young leaves are going to have a chance 
while these tough old fellows hold on to 
their job? We do things differently in the 
preaching-line. Morton is lying upon his 
back, fast asleep. Jebly is out of his new- 
patent tricycle, but cannot sleep for his 
fountain-pen. He never carried a fountain 
pen before. It is a great bother to him. 
The head of it fastens to his vest pocket, 
but the ink-well is often escaping and get- 
ting upside down. In lying upon the grass, 
he has to hold his pen perpendicular. 
When he gets the rest of him rested, he 
sits up to rest his arm. He makes a good 
many notes. At first his pen won't write, 
then it starts in to make up for lost time 
and drowns the first words in a sea of 
black ink. He paid a dollar for this trou- 
ble, but he thinks maybe he will lose it. 
Evening wears on. Not far away a man 
and woman are putting in their garden, 
while through a mass of tender green, 
pink, purple and red, an old homelike- 
looking house shows its corners. Wonder 
what that man and woman would say if 
they knew we were going to Old Mexico? 
The sun vanishes ; a bright moon takes 
its place. We eat a lunch brought from 
home, as we sit in our "Shady Park." 
The moonbeams silver our faces and the 
hard-boiled eggs impartially. To the sta- 
tion; and at 8:30 comes our train to take 
us to Texarkana. It has only two minutes 
to wait, and the express agent doen't want 
to carry the tricycle. No time for argu- 
ment,- so- we use money. Chair car; we 
traverse Arkansas, but too dark to see 
anything of it. Go to sleep, the rush of 
the train seeming to anticipate the lapping 
waves of 'the Gulf. 

March 23. Reach Texarkana at 7 :30 
and will have to wait here till noon for 
our next train. The line dividing Texas 
and Arkansas runs through the town, and 
the postoffice is built half on one side, half 
on the other. It is a hne building, but if 
I lived here and cared anything about the 
place, I'd be one to go down and help 
have the depot cleaned up. It is very 
dirty and looks no worse than it smells. 
Went down town to buy things to eat. 
There is a certain kind of suspender* that 
Morton is looking for, and whenever he 
finds time on his hands, he goes in a store 
and asks about it. They never have the 
kind he describes. I think he dreamed 
about it, but he savs he had one, once. 
By eleven we are all pretty hungry, so go 
to the other depot and spread out our 
bananas, pickles, etc.. on a truck where 
the wind blows the dust upon us, and the 
flies show that we have crossed the fly- 



July 4, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



871 



line, going south. After eating as long 
as we could, I discovered the Y. M. C. A. 
building near at hand. The rooms are 
all upstairs, but the asphalt walk runs un- 
der the first story to a cosy nook, open 
to the air save for one basement wall and 
the ceiling. Here Jebly could' run on his 
tricycle and we found a settee against the 
wall, with a pretty view of a grass lawn 
edging the railroad. It was the hour for 
the boys to go upstairs to the gymnasium, 
and their way took them by our settee. 
As soon as each caught sight of Jebly' s 
tricycle, their faces would change to ex- 
cited interest. They could not see how 
it was guided, that was their principal 
trouble. They would come briskly round 
the corner, see the tricycle with its two 
hand-levers, and no guider in sight, fall 
into a slow walk, and go begrudgingly 
upstairs looking back over their shoulders. 
The procession of boys never gave out for 
lack of material. Morton suggested that 
all Texarkana boys were gymnasts ; but, 
in my opinion, as soon as the boys reached 
the upper floor they came down on the 
other side of the building, and thus toured 
us again and again. 

A little after noon the train picked us 
up for Marshall, Texas. We had a run 
of about two hours, and I had never seen 
Texas before, so I felt it my duty to learn 
how it looked ; but Morton insisted upon 
all of us shaving ourselves upon the car. 
He said he had done it, and Jebly and I 
didn't want to seem afraid, so we went to 
the toilet room ( and got out our razors. 
Morton cut himself right away, which 
didn't encourage us. The train was pretty 
fast and rocked like a boat on the gulf. 
The secret of it is not to steady yourself 
against anything, but let your arm go as 
your head does. That was what Morton 
was explaining as he cut himself. Such 
hurried and troubled glances as I got of 
Texas between stropping and lathering 
and striking at my face with the blade 
showed four counties of pine trees, with 
just a few other trees to show they could 
grow. When we reached Marshall I was 
about half shaved, but I'd managed not to 
cut myself. I went at once to a barber and 
gave him 15 cents to do the heavy work 
on the underbrush. 

We were at Marshall four hours. It 
seems distinctly a Southern town. The 
population is 12,000. I think about 1,000 
are white. You see daintily-dressed little 
children in charge of black women, who 
tell them stories they can't understand for 
the delight of the surrounding circle o>f 
blacks. I told a man I used to live near 
Kansas City, and said : "Does that seem 
up North to you people?" He answered 
with cold irony: "Well, I reckon we do 
consider it up North!" I could see at 
once that I was outclassed with the 
"Yankees." At the station were two sure- 
enough Mexicans and a Mexican dog. 
They seemed an outpost of the land we 
were going to invade. They had tamales 
to sell, the real, small, good kind that you 
get two dozen for a quarter, and eat the 
last bite. They were different from any I 
had ever ' eaten before. I suppose those 
sold "up North" are too clean to be orig- 
inal Mexican. While waiting for our train 
I read upon the station wall. "Population 
in 1910 will be 20,000." This is a more 
cheerful outlook than the Quincy man's 
prediction of the world coming to an end. 
Also. "Largest bearing orchard in the 
world." I felt like writing under that, 
"Except in Arkansas." If there is anything 
the Ozarks of Arkansas has it is orchards. 
We hardly know, at Bentonville, that there 
are orchards outside the state. I'd like to 
see that "largest bearing orchard in the 
world" at Marshall, Texas. Why hasn't 
anybody ever heard of it? The voices of 
the people here are more southern than at 
home. It is not so much in the pronun- 
ciation as in the flow of the tone. For in- 
stance, yon can't spell it to describe it. 
They say, "Yes, sir," and not "Yaas, suh.*' 



But the way they say "Yes. sir," distin- 
guishes them at once as different from 
Missouri people or northern Arkansas peo- 
ple. Some superbly dressed ladies here, 
but I don't see any with children : the chil- 
dren are in charge of negroes. The moth- 
ers seem to prefer to be with dogs. Here's 
our train. No more change of cars until 
we reach New Orleans. And then ho ! for 
the steamer at the dock and a four days' 
sail with skippers who say, "Aye, aye, sir!" 
and who man the hawsers and climb the 

I do other odd things 

(To Be Continued.) 



Animal Sentinels. 

It is a fact well known to naturalists 
that many animals appoint one or more of 
their number as sentinels to guard against 
surprise while the rest are asleep, or feed- 
ing, or at play. Among the animals — using 
the word in its widest sense — that are 
thus prudent may be named the following: 
Wasps, ants, chamois and other antelopes, 
prairie-dogs, wild horses, rooks, swans, 
Australian cockatoos, zebras, quails, cer- 
tain monkeys, flamingoes. New Zealand 
'silver eyes, shogs and other birds, seals, 
African wild cattle guanacoes and ele- 
phants.- — British Weekly. 



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A Detroit contractor, who evidently, 
loves birds, stopped the building of a 
house last week for the sake of a mother 
robin. 

Early in the spring the robins built 
their nest in a niche of one of the unfin- 
ished windows and started housekeeping. 
They made no fuss about it, and in return 
for the cheer of their song the workmen 
left them undisturbed. 

The nest went undiscovered until a week 
ago, when the progress of the work car- 
ried the men back near the window the 
robins had chosen for their home. Only 
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Number 28. 



How to Have a Working Church 

By George L. Bush 



The problems of the twentieth century- 
preacher are manifold and confessedly- 
difficult. The pulpit must continue to be 
his throne, but the churches have decreed 
that those who reign on Sunday must 
also serve well through the week. The 
minister no longer dares count Sunday 
for a week, or less than twenty-four 
hours for a day. The duties of the pas- 
torate press upon him daily and hourly, 
and he must give himself unreservedly 
to his ministry. This work is so great 
and the burdens are so heavy that one 
should hesitate about entering the min- 
istry, unless he can say with Paul, "for 
necessity is laid upon me; for woe is 
unto me, if I preach not the gospel." 
Those possessed by this spirit and with 
such a passion for souls will succeed. 
But even these choice spirits will fail of 
the largest measure of success unless 
they can secure the hearty co-operation 
of those whom they serve. This fact 
leads us to the consideration of our 
theme. With an earnest desire to help 
in the solution of this problem, the fol- 
lowing suggestions are modestly offered: 
i. A working pastor.— The pastorate 
is no place for a lazy man. Any one 
seeking an easy task and a comfort- 
able berth would make a grave mistake 
in entering the ministry. Dr. Cuyler 
says: "An indolent pastor is apt to 
have an indolent congregation. If he is 
found smoking on his lounge or dwad- 
ling away his time over light literature; 
if he is seen oftener out driving for 
pleasure or sauntering in book stores 
and picture galleries, than he is in vis- 
iting his flock, then his people will soon 
hold him cheap and rightly conclude that 
they have a lazy minister." The organi- 
zation of a modern congregation upon a 
working basis, the directing of its man- 
ifold agencies, with sermonizing, visit- 
ing, funerals, weddings and the extras 
that come upon him, fill the preacher's 
life brimful every day. Phone rings in 
the evening call to his remembrance 
duties undone, and in his dreams come 
visions of Macedonian calls to an ever- 
enlarging and fuller service. In the old- 
en times the organization was very sim- 
ple, the services few, and the preacher's 
duties limited. He preached on Sundays, 
held a few meetings and debates, buried 
the dead, and married lovers. He found 
time to manage a farm, run a store, 
teach school, edit a paper, or practice 
medicine. But times have changed and 



woe betides him who is not abreast the 
times ! Church work has developed into 
a science, and the church is perhaps the 
most highly organized institution in hu- 
man society. The minister is a man of 
affairs, knows well his field, is master of 
every detail of the work, meets his daily 
duties more than half way, and dis- 
patches his Master's business promptly 
and heartily. To meet these demands 
he must be earnest and energetic, enthu- 
siastic and optimistic, "instant in season, 
out of season, always abounding in the 
work of the Lord." It is better for him 
to wear out than to rust out. His mem- 
bers may kindly censure him for doing 
too much, but never have cause to mur- 
mur about-his doing too little. It would 
be well if more of us possessed the un- 
tiring energy of our angels of commerce 
and the pleasing persistence of life in- 
surance agents. 

Cuyler also 'says: "Know the geogra- 
phy of your parisli thoroughly, and, if 
possible, know every member of every 
family, especially the poor and humble 
families. Don't have any running places 
or favorite resorts, and don't let any one 
in the congregation own you." Minis- 
terial loafing is indefensible from any 
standpoint, being criminal both in the 
wanton waste of time, and in the influ- 
ence of a bad example. In the days of 
Jesus busy men were called to follow 
him. When the members gain the im- 
pression that the preacher is owned by 
a particular family or a certain clique, 
they are apt to leave him to depend upon 
his pets for co-operation in his work. It 
has been said of one, now and then, 
"He is a sisters' man and poor company 
for men." The true pastor is the shep- 
herd of all the flock. He will not wear 
any man's collar, nor call any one lord, 
save Jesus Christ. 

The members should be given infor- 
mation as to the condition and needs of 
the local, state, national and world fields. 
The pulpit must be eyes and ears to the 
pew. The pastor must be a fire-kindler 
as well as a fire-fighter. In his pastoral 
rounds he should carry a bellows as well 
as a hose, and while he 'seeks to put out 
the fires of worldliness and sin, also 
strive mightily to fan into a flame the 
slumbering embers of an earlier passion 
for righteousness. Those who are 
prompt in their attendance upon the serv- 
ices and diligent in service should be 
commended, while the lukewarm and 



negligent should be kindly chided. The 
bugle will be needed in calling to service, 
and the crook must sometimes fall upon 
the stragglers. If the hearts of the peo- 
ple be first won, they will bear reproof 
given in the right spirit. But scolding 
is a failure; don't become a church scold, 
unless vou are seeking the ministerial 
dead line! 

2. A well-disciplined and wisely di- 
rected membership. — It is unwise for the 
minister to try to do the work of from 
ioo to 1,000 members. It were better 
not to do what they can be induced to 
do. Congregations are easily spoiled by 
pastors whose misapplied zeal leads them 
to try to do everything. Such a course 
fails to develop the membership and 
when they are shepherdless the work 
comes to a standstill. There is much 
latent power in the church and many 
idle talents. Some men are peculiarly 
gifted in the art of discerning talents 
and possess rare tact in assigning tasks. 
It is an art to know how to set people 
to work and keep them at it. Some elo- 
quent pulpiteers have inactive churches, 
while others .of only average pulpit abil- 
ity have wide-a-wake and aggressive con- 
gregations. The live pastor faces the 
problem of awaking the average church 
to a realization of its mission, and set- 
ting its members to work with heart and 
soul. He must face it wisely, tactfully, 
patiently and vigorously! Some of the 
members may be assigne 1 to our sta- 
tistical secretary, as he i s the only man 
among us able to use them. When 
there is a call for service, they are si- 
lent; when a missionary offering comes 
upon the church they are absent. There 
are others whose attendance is irregular 
and their service uncertain and spas- 
modic. Some are dyspeptic, caused by 
"high society" and fast living. "They 
are bilious and disappointed, hopeless 
and useless, except as they become a 
means of grace to the pastor and other 
workers, by their continual growling and 
fault-finding." These are well calcu- 
lated to make the preacher nervous and 
keep him apprehensive of his wife's 
health. The only known remedy for 
such cases is religious activity. Not the 
popular "rest cure," but the divine work 
cure. The lamented J. B. Sweeney di- 
vided his members into "the workers, the 
shirkers and the jerkers." Let me sug- 
gest the children, the boarders and the 
visitors. It will be easy to distinguish 
these classes. The problem is, how to 
have grace and gumption to get your 
boarders married into the family and 
your visitors naturalized as citizens of the 
Kingdom? 

To harmonize all of these divers ele- 
ments, to heal these spiritual maladies, 
to enlist and drill this volunteer army, 
to enthuse and imbue it with the spirit 
and passion of our Captain, requires gen- 
eralship of a high order. Every field 
has its peculiar difficulties, and as a rule 
one is not so much harder than another. 
(To be Continued.') 



S76 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July :i, 1907. 




Mr. Carnegie's pension fund for su- 
perannuated and retired college profes- 
sors is for the ben- 
Undenominational c . , r r 

_ , efit onlv of profes- 

Colleges. . , . 

sors in undenomi- 
national colleges. Perhaps in this way 
Mr. Carnegie wishes to express his un- 
favorable .opinion of denominational ed- 
ucation, and perhaps he wishes to go 
even farther than that and bring some 
pressure to bear on those colleges 
which are denominational to cause them 
t.o undenominationalize themselves. At 
any rate, the limitation which he has 
placed upon this worthy benefaction has 
caused considerable searching of heart 
to determine just what colleges' are de- 
nominational, and why. Brown Univer- 
sity, for example, has been refused as- 
sistance on the ground that it is a Bap- 
tist institution, since its charter requires 
that. the president of the university and 
a maj.oritv of its trustees shall be mem- 
bers of that denomination. The sug- 
gestion that an act of the legislature be 
secured to remove this specification from 
the charter has met with overwhelming 
opposition from the alumni. We do n.ot 
propose to discuss at present the desira- 
bility, from the standpoint of the col- 
lege, of retaining a formal connection 
with the denomination which established 
it. or the advantage, from the standpoint 
of the denomination, of retaining such 
control over the colleges which it has 
founded. But two things do occur to us 
in this connection. The first is that the 
answer to the question ought not to be 
influenced materially by Mr. Carnegie's 
opinion or by the circumstance that he 
has placed such a limit to the distribu- 
tion of his pension fund. The question 
should be decided on its merits, even if 
worthy pensioners have to wait for some 
other source of pension money to be dis- 
. covered. The other is that it is difficult 
to determine in any satisfactory and con- 
vincing way just what colleges are de- 
nominational. As a matter of fact, 
Brown University is not Baptist in any 
sense that should be .obnoxious to Mr. 
Carnegie or any one else. A true uni- 
versity can not be denominational, no 
matter what the provisions of its charter 
may be regarding the faith of its presi- 
dent and the majority of its board of 
trustees. Harvard is n.ot Unitarian, 
Yale is not Congregational, the Univer- 
sity of Chicago is not Baptist, Columbia 
is not Episcopalian. A great universitv 
is not the possession of a denomination, 
but its contribution to education. On 
the other hand, a college can be thor- 
oughly, even narrowly, denominational 
and yet have no such limitation in its 
charter. This is actuallv the case with 
most of the colleges which are univer- 
sally recognized as denominational col- 
lege?. Many colleges of this type are 
already receiving aid from Air. Carnegie's 
pension fund. The educational experts 
who are in charge of the administration 
of that fund are guilty of the utmost 
superficiality and the grossest ignorance 
of the true conditions if they d.o not see 
that denominational and undenomina- 
tional institutions can not be distin- 
guished bv any process so simple as 
merely reading the charter and noting 
whether pr not the name of any particu- 
lar denomination is mentioned therein. 



The Republicans are fond of saying 

that the tariff must be revised by its 

friends — and we are 

Tariff Revision. its friends. The 
Democrats, as rep- 
resented, for example, by Judge Harmon, 
say that the tariff must be revised by the 
friends of the people — and we are the 
friends of the people. But whichever par- 
ty is to do it, every one admits that the 
thing must be done and it seems a ra- 
tional and equitable compromise be- 
tween the two claims quoted above to 
say that the tariff should be revised by 
the friends of tariff revision, — not by 
those who really desire tariff destruc- 
tion, and not by those who would great- 
ly prefer to stand pat and are .only 
whipped to the task of revision by the 
fear of public indignation if they longer 
refuse. 

@ 

The English House of Commons ha-s 
alm.ost unanimously passed a bill "for 

, the protection of 

The Protection of , , 

natural scenery, 

Scenery. the chief purpose 

of which is to make an effort to prevent 
the defacement of the landscape by bill- 
boards and other advertising nuisances. 
This is in addition to local regulations 
which are being adopted by many of the 
cities. We need a similar movement in 
this country. One likes t.o enjoy the 
scenery along the railroads and even the 
impressive man-made scenery of well- 
built citjr streets without being con- 
fronted at every turn by insistant advice 
as to what sort of talcum powder one 
should use, what sort of cigars one 
should smoke, and where one should 
purchase one's wearing apparel. The 
matter could be regulated either by lim- 
itation of the size and position .of bill- 
boards, or by taxing them, or both. 

Walter Wellman's exoedition, which 
hopes to reach the North Pole by air- 
ship, has been de- 
Airship to the Pole, layed somewhat in 
starting and is now 
expected to get away from Tr.omsoe, 
Norway, about the end of July. The 
plan is to sail to Spitzbergen, where 
necessary buildings for a base of sup- 
plies have already been erected, and to 
make the journey from that point to the 
p.ole by airship. The distance is some- 
thing less than a thousand miles. The 
airship, which is a cigar-shaped balloon 
with a steel-framed car beneath and a 
pair of propellers run by a seventy- 
horse power gasoline engine, has a lift- 
ing power of nearly ten tons and will 
carry, besides the passengers and equip- 
ment, enough provisions for ten months 
and enough fuel to propel the vessel 
four thousand miles under normal con- 
ditions. The whole program, as Mr. 
Wellman outlines it, seems very plausi- 
ble, but after all the factor of luck is 
a large one in aerial navigation in polar 
regions. There is such a thing as luck. 
For a definition, luck is the helping or 
hindering influence of circumstances 
which could not have been foreseen or 
provided for. Storms may come. From 
personal experience the writer knows 
that the wind sometimes blows in the 
vicinity of Spitzbergen, and when it 
does it is very likely to have a velocity 
against which an airship would make 
very little headway. On the other hand, 
it stands to reason, according to the law 
of averages and the mathematical theory 
of probabilities, that if people keep on 



trying to reach the pole, some one will 
after a while hit upon a fortunate com- 
bination of circumstances which will car- 
ry him to the goal — and perhaps bring 
him back. 

The Christian Science church in Bos- 
ton got involved in a labor dispute 

a r*«« „c n which has issued 

A Case or Lon- . . . , 

. an interesting legal 
spiracy. , . . ,, r , 

decision. When 

their new building was being erected, the 
contractors happened to employ a non- 
union carpenter, with the result that all 
the others quit. Fearing an annoying de- 
lay in the completion of the building, the 
directors of the church urged the dis- 
charge of the non-union man and prom- 
ised t.o get him another job.' But the 
contractor, interested^ now in winning 
the fight on the open-shop principle, re- 
fused to discharge him. The directors of 
the church declared the contract for- 
feited and ejected the contractor's work- 
men from the premises. The contractor 
got an injunction, finished the work 
within the time agreed upon in the con- 
tract and then sued for damages' for the 
interruption .of his work and the ejec- 
tion of his men. It has been held that 
the directors of the church and the 
union were guilty of conspiracy resulting 
in a breach of contract without any just 
or lawful provocation, and the Massa- 
chusetts Supreme Court sustains this de- 
cision. 

@ 

Mining is as much a legitimate busi- 
ness as farming. Probably it is as safe 

for those who go 
Mining Invest- . . ... ,, 

& into it with the 

same knowledge pi 
conditions and processes. Buying stock 
in a mine which is already shipping ore 
and paying dividends out of its real earn- 
ings, is a legitimate investment. Buying 
stock in a mining company which has 
properties which, on careful examination, 
show go.od prospects', is an interesting 
speculation. Buying superlatively ad- 
vertised stock in companies about which 
you know nothing except what they 
themselves tell you and about whose 
properties you know .only what the ad- 
vertisements reveal, is sheer extrava- 
gance. The first class of investment us- 
ually yields a profit at about the same 
rate as good bank stock or a mortgage 
loan on good city real estate. The second 
presents an honest possibility of very 
large returns, balanced by a decided 
probability of no returns. The third 
leaves the "investor" in possession of a 
handsomely engraved work of art known 
as a stock certificate, and the bitter-sweet 
memory of a few glad but fleeting weeks 
when he revelled in the belief that he was 
about to be rich. If the anticipation of 
good fortune is itself a genuine pleas- 
ure, then the purchaser of wild-cat min- 
ing stock does not get absolutely no 
value for his money. He invests in a 
package of pleasant anticipations. These 
are worth something, but they are 
scarcely worth the price that is paid. 
It is like paying a maple-syrup price for 
corn syrup. The thing you get is really 
good stuff, only it is not what you pay 
for. It would afford great and needed 
protection to the easy public, if by some 
broader application of the pure food 
law, the purveyors of mining stocks of 
the type referred to could be compelled 
to label the goods correctly: "Baseless 
anticipations' of affluence. Keep in a 
cool dry place and use within three 
months." 



July ii, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



877 




Shall We Preach First Principles? 

A correspondent asks if we have not 
reached the point where we can dispense 
with the preaching of first principles. 
We suspect the writer of that inquiry 
has been surfeited with a certain kind of 
preaching with which we are all familiar, 
in which the preacher dealt with such 
subjects as faith, repentance and baptism 
in a polemical spirit, and often in a spirit 
bordering on the legalistic. Of that sort 
of preaching we have quite enough and 
it might well be discontinued. But let 
no one suppose that the time has come 
or ever will come in this gospel age, 
when the preaching of the simple gospel 
of Christ, with its terms of salvation, can 
ever be dispensed with. There will 
always be those who need to be taught 
the way of life and salvation, in its 
simplest elements and conditions of 
appropriation. So long as this need 
exists it must be supplied. 

The same question is sometimes 
raised in reference to what is called 
doctrinal preaching in general— the set- 
ting forth of the position held by us as 
religious reformers;— should that be 
discontinued? Yes, provided everybody 
understands and accepts the principles 
for which we plead, or, provided we are 
convinced that these principles are not 
true, or are not sufficiently important to 
justify us in disturbing the present re- 
ligious status quo. We should say, how- 
ever, that neither of these conditions ex- 
ists. Manv people have not yet heard 
that there is such a religious movement 
as that which we advocate, and many 
who have heard of it have an entire mis- 
conception of its aim and its principles. 
So far from having lost faith in the posi- 
tion we occupy, or in its value to the 
world, there never was a deeper convic- 
tion on the part of its advocates that 
this movement is of God and that it 
stands related, in a very vital way, to the 
supreme need of the Church in .our time. 
What is needed, then, is not a discon- 
tinuance of the preaching of first prin- 
ciples, but a fresh and deeper apprehen- 
sion of the spiritual content and signifi- 
cance of these first truths, as they exist 
in our own religious experience, lest we 
present them in a mechanical, legalistic 
way, without vitality and power. Paul 
preached justification by faith with tre- 
mendous power, because he had experi- 
enced the efficacy of the gospel in ac- 
complishing what the law could not do. 
His preaching was that perfect blending 
of "truth and personality" which Phil- 
lips Brooks declared to be the only ef- 
fective preaching. We have often felt, 
in listening to sermons on first princi- 
ples, that the truths presented needed to 
be revitalized in the mind and heart of 
the preacher. Our fathers preached them 
with great power because they were 



freshly apprehended and experimentally 
tested in their own lives. If we only 
echo the things they preached, without 
having passed them through the alembic 
of our own brain and heart and tested 
therri in our religious experience they 
will be lacking in the power to produce 
spiritual results. 

The same thing is true in reference to 
the presentation of the plea we are mak- 
ing for the union of God's people on 
the basis on which it was originally one 
—faith in Christ and loyalty to him. 
We may present it a s - a theory with hard 
and fast lines and in a perfunctory or 
pugilistic way, so as to nullifv its influ- 
ence upon those who hear. We have all 
heard it so presented. The plea has suf- 
fered far more from its professed advo- 
cates than from its avowed opponents. 
This sort of advocacy ought to cease, 
and the sooner the better. But in every 
community there is needed, occasionally, 
a strong, clear, presentation of the prin- 
ciples for which we stand and the end 
w e are seeking to accomplish, conceived 
in a spirit of love for all men, and uttered 
with a sincere desire to promote the 
closer unity of all who love Christ. 
From the pulpit and in our journals and 
tracts we should keep before the people 
the need of a united Christendom, and 
the broad, simple basis on which alone 
such union is possible. But in both ser- 
mon and literature, let us see to it that 
the spirit of our advocacy comports' with 
the nature of the cause we advocate. 



eration, we rejoice to magnify it for all Jesus 
Christ gave to it to do. Nor had we any idea 
of charging The Christian-Evangelist with 
giving any such procuring value to baptism. 
We wish our readers to learn to keep always 
in mind that The Christian-Evangelist 
represents the theology of the best school of 
the Disciples. 



"An Interesting Deliverance." 

"The Baptist Argus" of June 27, under 
the above subtitle, copies the substance 
of our editorial entitled, "A Big Differ- 
ence," for which it has our thanks, and 
appends to it the following answer: 

It is an interesting distinction that The 
Lhristian-Evangelist makes between the 
actual complete regeneration effected by the 
Holy Spirit, and the '•formal ' acquittal, an 
assurance of forgiveness," had in Baptism. 
We wish The Christian- Evangelist had 
said ••symbolical" acquittal, instead of "for- 
mal- acquittal. We believe that a "symbol- 
It If misslon of sins is commanded by the 
New Testament and that immersion is neces- 
sary to that end. We recall President Mul- 
Ims happy statement, a contribution, in fact 
to this subject. "There is no remission of 
sms without baptism— that is. no ceremonial 
remission." We would be glad to know if 
lHE Christian-Evangelist considers "sym- 
bolical or "ceremonial" as interchangeable 
with ' formal." 

The editor of the "Argus" holds as one of 
his richest possessions the memory of the 
blissful experience which came to him in con- 
nection with his baptism. He is assured that 
several years previous to that outward act 
his soul has been regenerated by the Holy 
Spirit, but he can sing heartily with the 
Editor of The Christian-Evangelist whom 
he delights to honor and love: "How happy 
are they who their Savior obey." It was far 
from us to say that baptism has no relation 
whatever to the remission of sins, but that 
it has no procuring relation. 

That, baptism is "the answer of a good 
conscience," that it effects a "symbolical re- 
mission, that it may give an additional as- 
surance of the favor of God, we have no dis- 
position to question, but rather affirm. Some 
Baptists, reacting from the extreme school of 
our Disciple brethren and others, have not 
given to baptism its full significance. Bap- 
tism is a momentous act. While we are jeal- 
ous to preserve it from being held as having 
any procuring relation to conversion, regen- 



We would like for our esteemed con- 
temporary to see clearly that the dis- 
tinction which we made, in the article 
commented upon, between the work ac- 
complished in man by the Holy Spirit, 
through faith, which may be described 
as' a spiritual quickening and renewal, 
and the act of forgiveness in the mind of 
God because of this inward change, is 
not only an "interesting distinction" but 
a New Testament distinction. The pas- 
sages we nuoted, which might have been 
multiplied, seem to us clearly to teach 
such distinction, and the failure to recog- 
nize it produces' confusion of thought. 
Our neighbor wishes we had said "sym- 
bolical acquittal," instead of "formal." 
We believe in^the symbolism of baptism, 
but we understand that it symbolizes 
Christ's burial and resurrection from the 
dead, and the believer's death to sin and 
his resurrection to newness of life. It does 
not, as we see it, symbolize forgiveness, 
but that spiritual renewal which makes 
forgiveness possible. We used the word 
"formal" because it expresses a scrip- 
tural thought. Christianity has its form 
as well as its spirit. Paul speaks of the 
"form of doctrine" to which the brethren 
in Rome had become obedient. That 
certainly includes baptism if it does not 
specifically refer to it. Then there is 
the "form of godliness" which may exist 
without "the power." By "formal ac- 
quital" we meant an acquital put into 
such form as would appeal to the under- 
standing of .obedient believers, and be to 
them an assurance of the blotting out of 
past sins. As to the term "ceremonial" 
it was the one word in President Mullins' 
able statement of the subject that we 
did not like. It seems to us to be an 
Old Testament idea, and not harmoni- 
ous with the New Testament. We be- 
lieve that when Peter said that baptism 
is "not the washing away of the filth of 
the flesh," he meant that it is no mere 
ceremony, like those of the Old Testa- 
ment, but an act of faith on the part of 
the believer, submitting himself to God 
in quest of a "good conscience." We 
are inclined to think, however, that what 
President Mullins meant by the use of 
"ceremonial," is very much the same 
thing as we mean by the use of the term 
"formal." The latter seems to us, how- 
ever, the proper antithesis with spiritual 
and vital. 

We are glad that the editor .of "The 
Argus" agrees with us substantially jn 
our contention that baptism is related 
to a most delightful inward experience, 
namely, that of "an additional assurance 
of the favor of God," as his own experi- 
ence attests. There was' no need, how- 
ever, that "several years" should have 
intervened between his change of mind 
and heart, by the Holy Spirit, and his 



878 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July ii, 1907. 



overt act of surrender to Christ in the 
ordinance of baptism. Was not that de- 
lay the result of a misconception on the 
part of his teachers, as to the place 
which baptism holds in the New Testa- 
ment plan of evangelization? We most 
heartily agree with the editor of "The 
Argus" that the relation which baptism 
sustains to remission of sins is not a 
"procuring relation." Jesus Christ and 
him crucified is alone the procuring and 
meritorious cause of our salvation. No 
one among us dissents from that propo- 
sition. Baptism, when it is the act of a 
believing penitent — and nothing else is 
baptism — is the symbolic declaration of 
this fact, and because it is associated 
with the divine promise it is also God's 
formal declaration of forgiveness. It is, 
therefore, as "The Argus" rightly says, 
"a momentous act." 

While we are grateful to "The Argus" 
for recognizing in The Christian- 
Evangelist a representative of "the the- 
ology of the best school of Disciples," we 
are glad to say to it, that, on this sub- 
ject, we believe it represents the real po- 
sition occupied by the Disciples of 
Christ, and that there are very few 
among us, if any, who would dissent 
from our statements. 

Notes and Comments. 

A correspondent of "The Outlook," 
having asked Lyman Abbott to explain 
what he means by the divinity of Jesus 
Christ, Dr. Abbott answers in part thus : 

Do I worship Tesus Christ ? I might almost 
say I worship only him. All my thoughts of 
God are derived through him; all my experience 
of God grows out of my faith in him. What is 
his metaphysical relation to the Infinite and Eter- 
nal Spirit I do not know. The nuestion does not 
greatly interest me. To me he is the Spirit ot" 
Humanity whom the Positivist reveres, the Power 
not ourselves whom the literary agnostic re- 
veres, the Infinite and Eternal Energy whom 
the scientific agnostic reveres, the Inner Light 
whom the Friends revere, the Jehovah whom the 
Jews revere, and the Holy Spirit whom the 
Trinitarians revere. 

This is very go.od so far as it goes, but 
we should be inclined to add to it, "To 
me he is the Christ, the Son of the living 
God, the eternal Word, who became 
flesh and dwelt among us, whom his apos- 
tles and personal followers revered and 
worshiped." 

Following the above quotation Dr. 
Abbott adds this further elaboration of 
his view: 

Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that 
he is the supreme historical manifestation of this 
ever-present Life and Light of man; that' he is, 
' to use John's expression, "that which we have 
seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, 
and our bands have handled, of the Word of 
lite;" that he is so much of the Infinite and Eter- 
nal as can be seen in a human experience — the in- 
visible moisture of the atmosphere become a vis- 
ible cloud, the invisible ether become a visible 
sunlight, the Infinite Spirit of Truth and Love 
emerging in one perfect human life. 

No doubt Christ is greater than any 
thought we can have of him. It is 
best, however that we adhere strictlv 



to his own expressions, defining his re- 
lation to the Father, and to the Holy 
Spirit, and to humanity. It is through 
him, as Dr. Abbott says, that we get our 
highest and truest ideas .of God. This 
view of Christ must always put him to 
the front in anv expression of our faith. 

George Clark Peck, in "The Epworth 
Herald," in defining "What a Methodist 
Believes In," says: 

First, in God of course! Next, he ought to 
believe in himself. Then in his neighbors. Not 
too far down the list, a Methodist ought to be- 
lieve in his Church. Finally, a genuine Metho- 
dist ought not to quit "believing" until he be- 
lieves in the Organized Benevolences by which 
the local church projects itself into the larger 
world around. 

It is not to be understood, of course, 
that the writer does not think that a 
Methodist ought to believe in Jesus 
Christ because he is omitted from the 
above list of things to be believed in, 
but it is characteristic, nevertheless, of 
this great religious organization that is 
so full of activity, that a representa- 
tive man of that body/in a statement of 
what a Methodist believes should give 
prominence to the organized benev- 
olences of the church, rather than to the 
New Testament confession of faith — the 
Messiahship and divinity of Jesus Christ. ' 

® 

Professor Hugo Munsterberg, of Har- 
vard University, one of the most able 
and eminent of living psychologists, has 
been spending some time in Boise, Idaho, 
studying Orchard as a psychological 
problem. He asserts his belief in the 
sanity of the versatile assassin, but has 
not yet made public any further conclu- 
sions. 

& 

Certain English scientists — followers, 
let us hope, of science falsely so-called — 
have declared that the strawberry is a 
most deleterious fruit because it contains 
an acid which tends to make the eater 
morose and irritable. The addition of 
cream does not counteract this baneful 
effect. It is not stated whether it is any 
less depressing in the form of the tooth- 
some short-cake. Anyway, it was very 
considerate of them not to publish this 
opinion until the strawberry season was 
nearly over. It will be forgotten long 
before next year. If any one has a word 
to say against watermelon, let him wait 
a few weeks. 

@ 

We have something to learn. The 
Primitive Methodists of England have 
been celebrating the close of the first 
century of their church life. Among the 
features of the centennial was a pilgrim- 
age to Mow Hill. Here Hugh Bourne 
tried a modification of the old field 
preaching and camp-meetings held with 
such success in America in 1807. The 
entire day was devoted to praying and 
preaching at Mow "Cop." Four stands 
of stones heaped up for the occasion 
were used simultaneously, and thus be- 
gan the cycle of English camp-meetings, 



which did so much for the English peo- 
ple and led to the organization of the 
Primitive Methodist Church, which has 
always been an evangelistic body. It 
has a present membership of over 200,- 
000, with 1,100 ministers and 16,000 local 
preachers. 

$ 
The Disciples of Christ are approach- 
ing their centennial and they number six 
times as many members in their 
churches as do the Primitive Methodists 
who are, too, for the most part of the 
common people. But these are a spirit- 
ually-minded people loving the souls of 
men and their church. They have had 
as one centennial aim the raising of a 
million dollars, over and above all their 
other collections, as a thank-offering 
fund. Recently, at Leicester, there 
was a proposal to raise $45,000 in that 
.one town. Those present responded with 
such enthusiasm and liberality that at 
the close of the meeting it was an- 
nounced that the offerings, together with 
the sums already pledged by the 
churches, amounted to $1,350,000. We 
wonder what Missouri Disciples, in 
numbers about the same as the Primitive 
Methodists, will do for our Centennial. 
And if all the states were to give pro- 
portionally, with what an offering would 
we go up to Pittsburg! 

@ 
The season is here when many men 
of the pulpit and pew turn from their or- 
dinary duties in church to a different en- 
vironment. There is a time for all 
things except to forget that God is where 
he was. "A Christian is the highest style 
of man" — whether at the seaside, in the 
mountains, at the summer resort of at 
home. But the Christian is the man who 
acts on the belief that "godliness is 
stronger than all." 

A sign of the times comes from In- 
dia. Doctor Charles Cuthbert Hall has 
returned from his second visit there to 
deliver lectures on the Barrows-Haskell 
foundation. One of the most significant 
observations resulting from this last visit 
is that it is no longer correct to speak of 
the ethnic religions of the East as stereo- 
typed and inflexible. The non-Christian 
cults are endeavoring to adapt themselves 
by various accommodations and abstruse 
apologies to modern thought. But Dr. 
Hall found a great intellectual turning to 
Christianity throughout the Orient, and to 
us one of the most interesting of his ex- 
periences is significant. A powerful na- 
tive prince asked for a list of English 
books which give not a sectarian but a 
comprehensive view of the Christian re- 
ligion. Leaven of this kind reaching 
men of the type of Dr. Hall will have 
its reflex influence in religion at home. 
Sectarianism has been getting some hard 
blows, but it is as firmly entrenched in 
some places in America as is the caste 
system in India. But a day is coming 
when both will be broken. , 



Jra/vr ii, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



879 



Editor's Easy Chair. 

Pentwater Musings. 

Time, the glorious Fourth. Place, 
"The Pioneer" cottage in Garrison Park, 
Pentwater, Mich. Old Glory, suspended 
from the upper part oi the veranda, 
floats gracefully in the breeze that comes 
straight over Lake Michigan, the roar 
of whose waves is a grand diapason in 
honor of the day. Over in the village 
across the lake the clans are gathering 
for an old-fashioned Fourth, and out on 
the great lake excursion boats are plying 
back and forth, crowded with sight-seers 
from the inland region. Over here in 
the Park there is nothing to mark the 
day we celebrate excent the flag that 
waves amid the branches of the hem- 
locks, and the noise of a few fire- 
crackers which the junior member of the 
family felt bound to discharge' in honor 
of the day. It is good to be amid these 
quiet scenes even on our country's 
birthday, for patriotism need not ex- 
haust itself in noise and tumult. If the 
Whole American people could pause to- 
day" from their noisy celebrations, to 
think over the problems of our country, 
quietly and thoughtfully, it would be well 
for the nation. Let us be thankful that 
the period of spread-eagle oratory and 
bravado which marked the earlier stage 
of our national development, has passed 
away. The public speakers to-day will 
not devote their whole time to telling 
their audiences how great we are and 
how easily Ave could whip the whole 
world, but will refer to our greatness, as 
a nation only to accentuate our respon- 
sibilities and to point out the perils 
which confront us. It is a sign of' real 
greatness when a nation, or a religious 
movement, instead of boasting of its 
numbers or wealth, accepts these as re- 
sponsibilities and calmly and bravely 
faces its weaknesses and failures, and 
seeks to remedy them. 

What our nation needs in order to its 
permanent prosperity Is just what the 
individual sinner needs who has been 
improvident, forgetful of God, absorbed 
in material aims and pursuits and un- 
mindful of his obligations Godward and 
rnanward, viz: repentance, followed by 
turning away from its sins and seeking 
to "do justly, to love mercy and to walk 
humbly before God." Any theory of 
government reform that stops short of 
this is superficial and inadequate. The 
nation that forsakes righteousness and 
justice will be damned. No amount of 
wealth, or prestige, no theory of politi- 
cal economy, no army and navy, how- 
ever strong, no magnificence or material 
domain, can save it from overthrow and 
utter ruin. This is the gospel that our 
country needs to-day. We are in in- 
finite danger of provoking the wrath of 
God against us for our national and in- 
dividual sins, and all the more so, be- 
cause of the marvelous blessings and 
benefits we have received from his hand. 
Let us not deceive ourselves. God is 
not mocked. What a nation sows it 



must reap. Except we repent we shall 
all likewise perish. The most hopeful 
sign in all our national sky to-day is the 
evidence of a moral awakening and of a 
determination on the part of the people 
and their leaders to bring to justice 
those who have been lowering our na- 
tional ideals, and trampling under their 
feet the laws of the country and the 
rights of the people. 



Yes, we are at Pentwater, arriving 
here, after a very pleasant trip, on the 
evening of the second instant, another 
memorable day in our domestic annals. 
Thirty-nine years ago, a Missouri boy 
and an Illinois girl, having graduated at 
the same college and belonging to the 
same church, and having a mutual lik- 
ing for each other, saw no reason why 
they should not enter into a life-partner- 
ship, and did so. Neither of them has 
ever acknowledged any regret that the 
partnership was formed. But that by 
the way. As we were saying, we arrived 
on the evening of the second, and on the 
morning of the third we took possession 
of "The Pioneer" cottage which had been 
opened by the care-taker and was ready 
for our reception. In a few hours a vis- 
itor could not have told but what we had 
been here for months. This park is 
looking its best. The trees are clothed 
in richest green. The great lake is as 
majestic as ever, and it has made no 
inroads upon our beautiful beach. The 
only depredation committed about the 
premises of "The Pioneer" is that a pair 
of wrens have built their nest out on the 
plate of the veranda. They have not 
quite become reconciled to our presence, 
showing a little uneasiness, but we hope 
soon to be on living terms with them, 
for there is plenty of room for. them and 
us. They can pay their rent with their 
sweet carols, and we can compensate 
them for our presence by furnishing a 
few crumbs. Otherwise, the cottage is 
just as we left it, with the air of the 
rooms sweet and pure, and everything 
ready for use. Let those who wish to go 
gallivanting around, exploring new places 
and sweltering in crowded summer ho- 
tels, and call it resting, do so, but "as for 
me and my house" we prefer a fixed 
habitat to which we can fly as a refuge 
from the heat and the noise and strife 
of the city, and find home comforts and 
quiet and restfulness, close to Nature's 
heart and amid some of her grandest 
scenes. This is why "The Pioneer" cot- 
tage exists amid these pines and hem- 
locks fronting the great lake, surrounded 
by broad verandas, a very picture of 
quietude and rest. 

We have brought along a few books 
to read, but reading books will serve as 
a diversion from the study of things at 
first hand. One reaches a point in life 
where, no matter what he reads, he is 
seeking therein to know God. He stud- 
ies nature for the same reason. Fred- 
erick Robertspn said: "I read Shake- 
speare, Wordsworth, Tennyson and Cole- 
ridge for views of man to meditate upon, 



instead of theological caricatures of hu- 
manity; and I go into the country to 
feel God; dabble in chemistry to fell awe 
of him; read the life of Christ to under- 
stand, love and adore him, and my ex- 
perience is closing into this — that I turn 
with disgust from everything but Christ. 
A sublime feeling of a presence comes 
upon me at times which makes inward 
solitariness a trifle to talk about." But 
one ought to be able to see in nature 
something which will help him to know 
Christ who saw so much in nature to re- 
mind him of his Father. Another wri- 
ter has said: "He who feels no interest 
in the waving corn fields, 'the innumer- 
able laughter of the sea,' the rush of the 
mountain torrent, the shadows of the 

forest, the bird songs at dawn, the busy 
hive of human toilers in the many-peo- 
pled town, the mingled tragedy and com- 
edy which make up the world drama, 
is equally unfit for earth or heaven. 
Though it be only for a season, yet even 
here we are the guests of God, and 
should try to make ourselves thoroughly 
deserving of his gracious hospitality." 
We 'should not only feel an "interest" in 
all these things, but we should seek to 
learn the lesson from them which they 
were designed to teach. The Eternal 
Logos is in all things, "for without him 
was not anything made that was made." 

It is remarkably quiet here at present, 
for but few of the Oceana Beach people, 
our nearest neighbors, have yet arrived. 
The clubhouse has just been opened and 
Mrs. Hoffman, of Kalamazoo, Mich., un- 
der whose management the clubhouse 
has become so popular on account of its 
excellent meals, is here again this year 
with her son, and they have the house in 
readiness to accommodate resorters. Many 
of our friends found accommodations 
there during the last season and we are 
hoping that many more will do the same 
this season. Mrs. Duncan, of St. Louis, 
with her daughter, Mrs. Rogers, and her 
children and nurse have arrived and are 
quartered there. We are expecting a 
number of our friends a little later on 
including the Moores, of Columbia, the 
Rineharts, of Sedalia, and several from 
St. Louis. While there are limited ac- 
commodations in the way of cottages 
here, there are good hotels and houses 
in the little village across the lake, and 
plenty of good tenting ground here for 
those who would like the romance of 
living beneath canvas for a few weeks. 
On our wav here we met with Bro. J. L. 
Deming and family on their way to 
Stoney Lake, a few miles south of us, on 
Lake Michigan. Brother Deming is pas- 
tor of the church at Norwalk, O., and, 
as we soon discovered, an enthusiastic 
disciple of Izaak Walton. We may try 
our skill together during the current sea- 
son. A new net has been set in the lake 
just opposite "The Pioneer," and the 
catches of white fish during the past 
week have been most remarkable. We 
have been having frequent showers since 
our arrival, which the farmers hereabouts 
welcome very heartily. The weather is 
cool and each morning and evening we 
find a fire in the fireplace quite comfort- 
able. 



880 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July ii, 1907. 



Contribution of Luther to Our Movement 



w 



Xot only did Lutheran thought 
cease its advance with the life of Lu- 
ther, but his most basic principles found 
no soil ready for their planting. Only 
partially did the great ideas of this 
great reformer succeed in controlling 
those earnest people, leaving it for a 
later age, of broader culture and keener 
perception to grasp his notions and ap- 
ply them to the church. 

Bancroft, the historian, has said: "No 
principle once promulgated has ever been 
forgotten. The world can not retro- 
grade. The dark ages can not return. 
Xo truth can perish, no truth can pass 
away; the flame is undving, though gen- 
erations disappear. Wherever moral truth 
has struck into being, humanity claims 
and guards the greatest bequest. Each 
generation gathers together imperishable 
children of the past, and increases them 
by new sons of light alike radiant with 
immortality." 

In the trial that followed Luther's de- 
nunciation of the papacy, as to forgive- 
ness .of sins, and the universal bishopric, 
when he was asked to retract his utter- 
ances and writings, he enunciated the 
principle upon which Protestantism is 
founded, and which has been the corner 
stone of all ecclesiastical and religious 
progress from that day till now. In 
firmness of voice, yet with a humble 
modesty of demeanor, he replied: 

"Unless I be convinced by Scripture 
and reason, I neither can nor dare re- 
tract anything, for my conscience is a 
captive to God's word, and it is neither 
safe nor right to go against conscience. 
Here I take my stand. I can do no 
otherwise. So help me God. Amen." 

This is the keynote of the fundamen- 
tal principle of the Restoration move- 
ment expressed by Thomas Campbell 
in the words, "Where the Scriptures 
speak, we speak; where the Scriptures 
are silent, we are silent." Here nearly 
three hundred years before is found the 
same principle of Campbell, who says: 
"There must be a 'thus saith the Lord,' 
either in express terms or by approved 
precedent, for every article of faith and 
item of religious practice." And again 
Luther has anticipated Campbell's prin- 
ciple that •'nothing ought to be received 
into the faith or worship of the church, 
or be made a term of communion among 
Christians, that is not as old as the New 
'I estament." 

The enunciation of a principle and its 
detailed application are two things 
widely apart, a* the history of all 
churches clearly shows. To adopt the 
Bible as the sole standard of faith and 
practice is one thing. To conform the 
faith and worship to that standard is 
quite another. 
Luther lived too near tin- shadows of 
the itd I glare of the 

•Read at a recent meeting of tlie Ministers' 
VsMCiatton, Cincinnati. Ohio. 'Published bv re- 
quest). 



By Joseph Armistead 

light of truth and liberty to fall even 
upon his Bible. The world moves for- 
ward slowly, "line upon line, precept 
upon precept, here a little and there a 
little." The tyranny of the -Roman 
church with its dogmatic creeds and 
mysticism made it impossible to repro- 
duce in a day the church in its original 
beauty. Hence, we have the credal 
form of Luther's great ideas embodied 
in the Augsburg confession. Liberty of 
thought died with him who had dared 
exercise it all during his life. 

It remained for Thomas Campbell to 
reassert the same principle of the sole 
standard of the Word of God, and the 
New Testament as alone sufficient as a 
rule of faith and practice, and to guard 
and perpetuate the liberty of private in- 
terpretation by refusing to formulate a 
creed and by overthrowing every at- 
tempt on the part of others to do so. 

In his prison home in Wartburg Cas- 
tle, Luther translated the Bible into the 



This discussion is limited to the 
principles enumerated by Luther, but 
which found their fuller interpretation 
and application under the Campbells. 

native tongue .of his people and so paved 
the way for the true application of his 
own principle of loyalty to the Word of 
God only — for there can be no true loy- 
alty to the Bible without knowledge of 
its contents. 

It is true that all other Protestant 
bodies had accepted Luther's principle, 
but its application by the Campbells was 
the first that was not marred by the 
retention of tradition, unscriptural cus- 
toms and Romish innovations and sub- 
stitutions. 

In all Luther's controversies he re- 
fused to be governed by arguments from 
the Fathers and scholastics, but in every 
case demanded the proof from the Bible 
and the conviction of reason. This prac- 
tice perhaps more than any .other one 
thing has marked the work of the Res- 
toration preachers, who, though not al- 
ways scholars nor often learned in 
either secular or ecclesiastical history, 
nor versed in the languages of the 
classics, have confidently accepted the 
Bible as the Word of God as authorita- 
tive with the Church and have given and 
demanded scriptural proof for all argu- 
ments. 

Again must we give Luther credit for 
anticipating our movement in the matter 
of die name. Tt is a matter of history 
that Luther strenuously .opposed his fol- 
lowers in calline: themselves "Luther- 
ans," and exhorted them to adopt the 
simple name of "Christians." In this. 
however, he was unsuccessful. Perhaps 



Providence may have been displeased 
that a religious body so far from the 
primitive church should enjoy the honor 
of such a name, and held it in reserve 
for that body of people that not only in 
theory but in practice gave again to the 
world the New Testament church with 
its conditions of membership and its 
sacred ordinances unchanged. 

In the result of his experience we find 
a further contribution. He sought first 
to reform the Roman church, later he 
found reformation impossible, and was 
forced to the necessity of organizing a 
separate institution. Thus our leaders 
attempted to send preachers of the new 
message of Christian union to all the 
churches, urging each denomination to 
accept members from other churches on 
the universally accepted essentials of 
Christianity, but being finally compelled, 
after attempting to merge the movement 
with the Presbyterian and later with the 
Baptist church, to form themselves into 
a separate and distinct body. 

Another distinct contribution to the 
Restoration movement is the principle 
that, while union is scriptural, practical 
and desirable, there can be no union 
upon a compromise of the truth, that 
separation and division even of God's 
people is better than a compromise with 
error or disloyalty to Christ. 

But back of all the principles arrived 
at and adopted was the courageous 
spirit of liberty, a liberty that dared as- 
sert itself and its right to think and pro- 
claim its thoughts, a liberty to proclaim 
the word though devils be as thick as 
tiles on the roof tops. This spirit of 
liberty of thought and expression, of 
private right of interpretation, lies back 
even of all the accepted principles con- 
cerning the Church and the Word of 
God. This is the best and noblest con- 
tribution of the Reformation to the Res- 
toration. 

This was the spirit in which Luther 
lived and died. Unfortunately his fol- 
lowers buried the spirit of liberty with 
him. The glory of the Restoration lies 
largely in the fact that this gracious 
privilege is still the right of every dis- 
ciple of Christ. Here every man is his 
own master with freedom to think and 
speak, with the universe of truth open 
to his investigation, and the pulpit and 
press at his disposal. If ever the fear 
of criticism and loss of influence should 
seal the lips of our ministers, that day 
will witness the decline of our great 
movement. The world takes off its hat 
only to the man who fears nothing but 
sin, whose liberty is limited onlv by his 
conscience and the Word of God. In 
this spirit Thomas Campbell and Alex- 
ander Campbell and Barton W. Stone 
forged away amidst applause and hisses, 
crowns and crosses, and thus must every 
man who dares assert a soul and be a 
man. Else manhood must give way to 
weakness and the prophet spread his 
robes on the shoulders of the hireling. 

Luther did not attempt the restora- 
tion of primitive Christianity, his mind 
did not grasp the idea. Nevertheless he 
stands and will stand as long as history 
tells the story of man's struggles up- 
ward to truth, as a great rock in a 
weary land, under whose shadow the 
millions of earth tired of the empty 
husks of priestly ignorance and super- 
stition will come to find rest. When w-e 
remember that it was Luther who first 
forbade the invocation of saints, who 



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condemned the law of celibacy of priests, 
overthrew the doctrine of auricular 
confession', and many traditions and 
human ceremonies in worship, such 
as image worship, discontinued the mon- 
astic vows, discriminated between civic 
and religious power, successfully refuted 
the doctrine of indulgences, the priest- 
ly, power to forgive, the temporal au- 
thority of the papacy and even his uni- 
versal rule in the church, we will gladly 
say with his friend, Melancthon: '"Multi- 
tudes of the saints will therefore praise 
God to all eternity for the benefits which 
have accrued to the Church by the la- 
bors of Luther." 

With all just honor and credit to Lu- 
ther for the genius of his mind, his de- 
votion and extraordinary labors and 
achievements', it was reserved for Alex- 
ender Campbell with his superior pow- 
ers of oratory and argumentation, his 
keener insight and profounder grasp of 
truth and perception of the genius of 
the Church and the Lord's purpose con- 
cerning it, to apply Luther's principle of 
the sole authority of the Scriptures to 
the _ original idea of the union of all 
Christians. 

Luther lacked power to control his 
followers, who often became a mob and 
refused to accept his prop.osal of the 



name Christian. Whereas Alexander 
Campbell was a master of men as well 
as of logic, and so great was his influ- 
ence that he could supplant himself with 
the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Luther did not grasp the great 
thought of the union of Christians; 
there were but three divisions to be 
dealt with then, and he was instituting 
one of them. Had he the grasp of the 
situation he might have saved the 
Church from the snares of sectarianism. 
Had he even been able to comprehend 
his own principle of the sole authority of 
the Bible, the divisions of Protestantism 
might have been averted. Mr. Campbell 
shows his higher order of genius in that 
he not only penetrates the conditions of 
the Church and the underlying principles 
of Christian union, but was able to put 
his ideas into such succinctness of state- 
ment, to so organize his forces and 
guard against future blunders of less 
discerning minds, that the principles he 
advocated and their detailed application 
to secure the union of all sincere Chris- 
tian people has stood the test of a hun- 
dred years — a century of the profound- 
est scholarship the world ever pro- 
duced, the most searching criticism the 
Church ever experienced, a hundred 
years of the most practical ideas in 



every department of civil, commercial 
and religious life— and his principles and 
practices stand to-day -as the wisest, 
most practical and loyal that have ever 
been proposed for the uniting of the 
Christian world. The Church has yet to 
produce a man who has offered one sin- 
gle principle or application of a princi- 
ple to this momentous problem that has 
proven to be an improvement over Mr. 
Campbell's. 

Of necessity our manners toward the 
religious world must change, as the re- 
ligious world changes toward us. Chris- 
tian co-operation was always approved 
and sought by Mr. Campbell. He ap- 
proached the denominations ever as 
brethren in a spirit of love, and was 
grieved at their frequent disolay of hos- 
tility. Where that hostile spirit has 
disappeared we again may work together 
in peace. 

The principles of the restoration have 
been tested as by fire, and found true. 
We have but t.o be loyal to ourselves, to 
these principles that have been proven to 
be scriptural and wise, indeed the only 
ones that can be universally applied, and 
we will continue the victorious work of 
uniting the Lord's people in one great 
brotherhood, with "one Lord, one faith 
and one baptism." 



The European Zigzag By waiiam Durban 



I recollect vividly how, some years ago 
here in London, my dear old friend and 
colleague at that time, Dr. W. T. Moore, 
was arguing with a confirmed pessimist. 
As Dr. Moore is, like myself, by nature 
a sunny optimist, the antagonism of ideas 
may be imagined. The gentleman who 
hugged the dark side of things was lugu- 
briously predicting the speedy end of this 
world. In his view poor old Terra was 
played out. Everything mundane was on 
the edge of the everlasting smash. The 
great apostasy was about to be inaugu- 
rated in three weeks, and he himself 
seemed to covet the task of beating the 
big drum of doom. 

Now, this amateur prophet was not al- 
together unreasonable. For at that time 
the prospect was dark and the situation 
was, in many respects, most forbidding. 
The forces of evil were in the ascendant in 
certain quarters and there was a general 
frigidity in the ecclesiastical climate. Mor- 
al conditions had not for some consider- 
able period kept improving commensurate- 
ly with material progress. Civilization 
seemed to be advancing along sordid 
planes. Massive indifference characterized 
the majority of the community. Atheism 
in specious and refined forms ; patrician 
extravagance in the inflated aristocratic 
section; infidel types of socialism amongst 
the proletariat; maniac gambling and stu- 
pendous sport in the middle class; political 
backwaters into a Toryism that had been 
supposed to be effete; the rise of an arro- 
gant clique under Salisbury which poured 
contempt on the Liberalism of the grand 
old man Gladstone; the rapid spread of 
Romanizing ritualism in the great Church 
of England; the waning of Puritanism 
and Evangelicalism after the death of 
Spurgeon; the waxing fat of the Destruc- 



tionist Higher Critics and the tearing to 
tatters of the Old Testament by wild spec- 
ulators in the Teuton stock of Wellhausen 
and Graaf; the war-whooping of the 
Ultra-Darwinians over the jawbones of 
asses that had evolved themselves into 
Arabian race-horsies, and the firebugs which 
had started as muddy microscopic amoebas 
and had developed into nightingales, black- 
birds, or eagles, according as they had fits 
of natural selection — all these frenzied 
phases of the colossal Downgrade of Nine- 
teenth Century Christendom furnished 
panoply to the Pessimist Brother! He saw 
no h,ope unless there might be some in 
Hades itself, for ' that was the goal to 
which the Cosmos was madly plunging. 

I remember how Brother Moore dialecti- 
cized on this exhilarating topic. I also> rec- 
ollect that he set me writing upon it soon 
afterwards, but with my performance I am 
not now concerned. He argued with the 
Man of Melancholia that there was, in- 
deed, a dark hemisphere in the moral earth, 
but that we should not forget the bright 
side of the same moral earth. Of the 
moon we never see one side, for it is al- 
ways in obscurity. Of the moral universe 
some souls never see the bright hemis- 
phere, for the simple reason that they will 
not look at an inch of it. To what glows 
with radiance they shut their eyes. Dr. 
Moore, however, did not present his own 
proper view in sharp contrast with that of 
the other friend. He admitted how shady 
were many of the prospects. But he ob- 
served that just as life has been said to be 
an equation, so do the laws of compensa- 
tion ever work a balance in the history of 
the great world. The late Cardinal Man- 
ning once said that the study of history 
had brought him to the conclusion that, 
notwithstanding the apparent predominance 



of evil in every epoch, the great certainty 
was that Divine Providence was ever con- 
trolling for final good the ordering of the 
universe. And so, argued Dr. Moore, we 
must not forget that the Omnipresent 
Father is more than an architect of his 
universe. He did not merelv design the 
vast structure and shape it out of chaos 
only to leave the cosmos thus created to 
crumble away in futurity. An architect 
can not live very long to preserve the 
building he has designed, and the maker of 
a locomotive does not undertake to keep 
the engine going all right forever. But 
Creation is as much as ever under the Di- 
vinity that originated it. It is impossible 
for the Christian, if he thinks aright, to 
imagine that the final outcome of Christian 
history can be a failure; that apostasy can 
in the end prevail; that the Gospel will 
prove to be a mere ripple on the ocean of 
temporal contingencies; that Satan will 
succeed in overcoming the Church at last 
by temptation after failing to conquer the 
Savior. 

Well, then, how, the Pessimist asked, 
are we to account for the dark predictions 
of the Bible as to futurity, as to the closing 
of the Dispensation of Grace, and as to the 
great falling away? The reply of the Opti- 
mist was again very sensible. All that is 
predicted must come to pass. Indeed, many 
very dark prophecies have been fulfilled. 
Terrific judgments have been verified on 
great nations. The Jews are to-day just 
as the prophets declared they would be. 
But the world never before was so magni- 
ficently illumined by the spirit of grace, 
gentleness and goodness as it is to-day. 
The species of goodness which Seneca de- 
spaired of is. rapidly becoming paramount 
amongst all races. The brutal lust for 
conquest is giving way to the collective as- 



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piration for peace. The Bible is winning 
more conquests than any other agency of 
any kind that the* world has ever known. 

But now came Dr. Moore's main point. 
He maintained that progress is not always 
recognized because of the historic law of 
variations. This corresponds with the law 
of tidal periodicity in the material world. 
The tides sometimes run very low, and at 
some points of the shore the ocean runs 
back so many miles from land at the ex- 
treme neap tides that it is for a time actu- 
ally invisible. But it is going to run up 
majestically with a corresponding over- 
whelming advance, and the full tide will 
overwhelm the barren sands, soar over the 
high rocks, and sing a chorus of the con- 
quering billows. In other words, history 
accomplishes revolution and regeneration 
by alternation. There is no uniform prog- 
ress. The French people, unrivalled in 
their logical acumen, believe in the rule of 
retreat in order to advance the further — 
" reenter pour mieux sauter." It is emi- 
nently true that Christianity marches on 
by zigzag paths. 



This zigzagging of human progress is 
being most instructively illustrated at this 
period through which we are passing. 
South Africa has been suffering desola- 
tion. But General Botha has come to his 
own, and the British and Boers have both 
alike come to their senses. India is stormy 
for the moment, but great good will cer- 
tainly come out of the trouble, and the 
missionaries will have a finer scope than 
ever before. In Turkey the Armenians 
have been for years fearfully maltreated, 
and the Macedonians are being plundered 
and outraged. But the Sultan will go so 
far and not an inch beyond an appointed 
line. The regeneration of the Near East 
is delayed, but a splendid future lies be- 
fore it, in which the Bible will be the rul- 
ing factor. It is the American missiona- 
ries in the Turkish Empire who are quiet- 
ly and nobly paving the way for the great 
eventual change. Russia is in the throes 
of a revolution in which at the present 
stage freedom for the people seems to be 
throttled by the grand ducal octopus. But 
I know something of the Russian people 
and am confident that the coming chapters 
of their history will include one that is 
little expected. The evangelical tide will 



sweep over the empire and the Greek 
Church will fail. Wherever we look amongst 
the 1 ations we can see, if we have read 
history aright, that humanity is preparing, 
in all its difficulties, struggles and tribula- 
tions, for a golden age in which the dreams 
of the noblest idealists will be material- 
ized. The dark clouds are harbingers of 
the showers of benediction that they will 
shed, and the rainbow of the Divine-hu- 
man covenant, the arched bridge of 
beauty on which heaven and earth kiss 
each other in tears and smiles, spans the 
sky over the nations in a storm-tossed 
world. 

I have been conversing in London with 
one of the delegates to The Hague from 
one of the Central American Republics. 
He is a most accomplished literary man and 
a fine statesman, though he belongs only 
to a little nation. But I was delighted with 
his fine expressions of reasonable and 
philosophic optimism. If all the delegates 
are of his spirit, The Hague conference 
will be a portent of cosmopolitan blessing. 
I trust that the voices of the little nations 
will not be stifled by the ponderous accents 
of the representatives of the great powers, 
which have in the past been so carnal, so 
aggressive, so selfish and so domineering. 
There are cheering signs that this brute 
spirit is weakening. 



u 



Father, Forgive" By Baxter Waters 



There have been preserved to us seven 
utterances of Jesus as he hung upon the 
cross ; seven golden words. They reveal 
the depths of his sufferings and the height 
of his self-forgetting love. "They are 
seven windows by which we can look into 
his very heart and mind, and learn the im- 
pressions made on him by what was hap- 
pening." They are seven stars in the 
firmament of a dark night of tragedy. 
Some of these sayings express his own 
personal sorrow and sufferings; others 
are the utterances of sympathy for oth- 
ers. 

The first saying, and one of sublime 
beauty and grandeur, is, "Father, forgive 
them, they know not what they do." The 
first word that breaks the awful silence, the 
silence that made kings and rulers marvel 
and mobs stand in awe, is his one word : 
father. Here is One upon whose unfath- 
omed mercy he can call for forgiveness. 
He knew this was the deepest thing in the 
being of God, his fatherly love, his forgiv- 
ing grace. How often this word was upon 
his lips, that first day when a child in the 
temple, in the hours of rejoicing, in the 
days of solemn teaching, in the events of 
hard work, in the last nights of suffering 
and loneliness — it is ever the Blessed 
Father. 

This sacred saying shows also Jesus' 
magnanimity, his greatness of soul. And 
in contrast with the dark background of 
revenge, cruel hatred, bitterness, how the 
brightness of the love of God shines out. 
It i- said there are certain fragrant trees 
which bathe in perfume the ax that cuts 
into their wood. The weapon that takes 
their life shares their sweetness. So it was 
with the life of Jesus. 

And what a glorious example for us, his 
followers. "Father, forgive them" — the ap- 



peal of pit}' — "they know not what they do." 
When Louis XII, of France, came to the 
throne he had a great many enemies. He 
made a list of these and placed by each 
name a large black cross. When his ene- 
mies heard it, they fled in dismay: but he 

THE LORD WANTS WORKERS 

NOW. 

A. K. Wright. 

'Tis well to sing of a land on high 
(But the Lord wants workers now), 
Of a palace-home far beyond the sky, 
Of the great things doing by and by, 
(But the Lord wants workers now). 

CHORUS.— 

The Lord wants workers now, 

The Lord wants workers now, 

Come, gird your loins. 

Your lamps trim bright. 

For the Lord wants workers now. 

In convention halls we'll sure enthuse 
(But the Lord wants workers now), 
And resolve great things for him to use; 
But many times, neglect or refuse 
To do the Lord's work now. 

Come, reach a hand to the poor and 

weak 
(For the Lord wants workers now), 
To broken hearts some kind words 

speak, 
And keep your own hearts clean and 

meek — 
But do the Lord's work now. 

Lift some souls out of sin and pain 
(For the Lord wants workers now), 
Till they stand straight up for Truth 

again; 
Don't stop for snow, or heat, or rain — 
Just do the Lord's work now. 

To-day is the best of days for vou 
(For the Lord wants workers now); 
For God and man be strong and true; 
Be the helpers many or be they few, 
Do th-e Lord's work. Do it now. 
San Jacinto, Cal. 



recalled them and explained that the cross 
meant not death to them, but forgiveness, 
and it was to remind him of Christ who 
forgave his enemies while on the cross. 
Brethren, lest we forget, let us look to the 
cross ; and in the race that is set before 
us. "look unto Jesus who for the joy that 
was set before him endured the cross, de- 
spising the shame, and is set down at the 
right hand of God." 
Duhiih, Minn. 

% # 

COULDN'T KEEP IT 

Kept it Hid From the Children. 



"We can not keep Grape-Nuts food in' 
the house. It goes so fast I have to 
hide it, because the children love it so. 
It is just the food I have been looking 
for ever so long; something that I do 
not have to stop to prepare and still 
is nourishing." 

v Grape-Nuts is the most scientifically 
made food on the market. It is perfect- 
ly and completely cooked at the factory 
and can be served at an instant's notice, 
either with rich cold cream, or with hot 
milk if a hot dish is desired. When 
milk or water is used, a little sugar 
should be added, but when cold cream 
is used alone the natural grape-sugar, 
which can be seen glistening on the 
granules, is sufficiently sweet to satisfy 
the palate. This grape-sugar is not 
poured over the granules, as some peo- 
ple think, but exudes from the granules 
in the process of manufacture, when the 
starch of the grains is changed from 
starch to grape-sugar by the process of 
manufacture. This, in effect, is the first 
act of digestion; therefore, Grape-Nuts' 
fo.od is pre-digested and is most perfect- 
ly assimilated by the very weakest stom- 
ach. "There's a Reason." 

Made at the pure food factories of the 
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read 
the little health classic, "The Road to 
Wellville," in pkgs. 



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As Seen From the Dome By f. d. Power 



All is quiet along the banks of the 
Potomac. Even the White House, the 
center of interest and strenuous activity 
3. few months ago, is as undemonstrative 
as a country farm mansion. The squir- 
rels and robins hold high revel and defy 
the nature fakers. The Roosevelt chil- 
dren are away and a hush has fallen on 
the scene. When they are around things 
are stirring. Their very names indicate 
movement. Some time ago a new con- 
gressman was standing in front .of the 
executive mansion when a boy came 
dashing out: 

"Who's that?" he asked of a secret 
service man. 

"That's Archibald Roosevelt," he was 
informed. A few minutes later another 
youngster tumbled over himself out of 
the door, and the M. C. asked the same 
question. 

"That's Kermit," said one of the 
guards. 

Just then a third boy came swirling 
along on roller skates. "I guess that's 
another of them Roosevelt boys?" 

"Yes, that's Quentin," he was told. 

"By gum, they've all got names like 
sleeping cars. I feel just as if I were 
standing on the railroad platform watch- 
ing the limited express shoot by." 

Now they are missing. Archie was 
the most popular. He is a perfectly 
human boy. His companions at the 
Force public school and Friends' private 
school were of the most democratic 
sort. Roller skating, football, target 
practice, baseball, all healthful sports h,e 
takes to. He is no molly-coddle. He is 
the third son and had the struggle with 
diphtheria last March. He was slender 
and hardly equal to the fight, but came 
through. When a White House police- 
man asked him why he did not "get fat," 
he said: "I don't know. I eat enough, 
I know that. But I guess I haven't time," 
and he raced away with his companions. 

Statesmen, policemen, market wagon 
drivers, newsboys, even the white wings 
are fond of Archie. He is a commoner. 
He plays cowboy. He does hair-breadth 
stunts on roller skates. He charges 
around on the asphalt with his calico 
Shetland. He slid down the banisters at 
a state function. He told Charles Wag- 
ner when asked whether he slept with 
his hand shut or open: "I don't know, 
because I am asleep." He went in 
swimming in the White House fountain. 
He had his calico pony taken up in the 
White House elevator when sick with 
measles that he might pat it and caress 
it until the awful thought came to him 
that the pony might catch his trouble, and 
he had it hustled out to save it. He 
rushes about the mansion and grounds 
delightfully regardless of hat or shoes, 
dirt or conventionalities, even life and 
limb. He is a genuine unspoiled boy, 
rugged and honest and Rooseveltian. 

But the boys are away and the old 



place is still. Sometimes there are thou- 
sands of children sporting here. Easter 
Monday throngs of tots of all shades and 
colors and garbs take possession and 
roll eggs. It is a children's fete, and it 
is a great sight to see tne youngsters of 
high and low degree chasing their hard- 
boiled cackleberries over the grassy ter- 
races. All the hens hereabout are 
worked overtime and get ready for the 
festival and on Easter Monday morning 
hundreds and thousands, nurses and boys 
and girls and tourists, and spectators, 
are seen wending their way to the Presi- 
dent's back yard, and the fun begins. 
Race suicide is rebuked, for none are ad- 
mitted without children, and certain 
commercially inclined youngsters hire 
themselves to the childless at a good 
sum. "I will be your little boy for a 
nickel," says the professional orphan, and 
the grown-ups without infant attach- 
ment, bent on viewing the Easter Mon- 
day egg rolling stunt for which the Cap- 
ital is celebrated, gladly meet the de- 
mand; the boy passes them and goes 
out in search of more gain. One little 
Rockefeller made $1.45 by his morning 
labors. "Dat's nuttin'," said another 
small boy scornfully. "If I didn't have 
long pants on I'd made er whole Lot 
more'n that. I made $2 last year." But 
the "cops" get on to the professional 
orphan business, Sherlock the perpetra- 
tors, and bring about a slump in the mar- 
ket. 

But the vision of the egg rollers is 
past. "Pickin' eggs," "theaters," "aigs," 
ancient and modern, hard boiled, soft 
boiled, and parboiled, nice, plump, firm 
henfruit that peels to snowy whiteness 
and gives toothsome white and yellow 
mouthfuls to the hungry little ones, and 
horrid cold storage cackleberries that go 
"bang" and seem like the passing of an 
automobile or a cigarette-smoking young 
man, and all the panorama of gaily- 
decked children and gaily-ornamented 
lawn and gaily-uniformed marine band 
has 1 passed, and I am alone here under 
the oaks and chestnuts and maples with 
the birds. 

Pete, the dog, has departed. Skip, the 
bear-hunter, is no longer about, and 
Rolla, the pet, is on his vacation. The 
squirrels have the time of their lives. 
Crows from old Virginia, first families 
of the Corvus Americanus. are nesting in 
the trees. Curious, is it not, that farmers 
will destroy this comparatively harmless 
and really serviceable bird. Though he 
pulls un a few seeds of germinating corn 
his services to humanity far outweigh 
his depredations. He daily devours 
things which would devastate whole 
fields of corn. He is a fine fellow after 
all and gives "caws" for thought. Slip- 
pers, the six-toed cat, which had its name 
telegraphed all over the world when it 
presented the President with several kit- 
tens, each with six toes, has disappeared. 



Darwin was defeated utterly by his little 
niece when she asked him, "What is it a 
cat has which no other animal has?" 
and was amazed, when he gave it up, 
to hear her say "kittens!" And when 
each kitten has six toes the world won- 
ders. How much of this wonder, how- 
ever, is due to the fact that Slippers 
dwells in the white palace in Washing- 
ton, and is therefore the envy of all the 
pussies, Maltese or, Manx, Angora or Per- 
sian, Madagascar, Malayan or Spanish 
the world over, we can not say. 

Owls are here, and bats are here, real 
ones that hoot and squeak; and black- 
birds jump from limb to limb, and rob- 
ins, that take a hop, skip and jump, and 
then stop, and look out for a bug, and 
(Continued on page 886.) 
@ ® 
GROWING CHILDREN 
The Period When the Nervous Activity 
is at its Greatest. 



A medical journal says: 

"Against the practice of giving tea 
and coffee to children, we can not speak 
too strongly. 

Childhood is the period when the ner- 
vous activity is at its greatest. The 
brain is ever busy receiving new impres- 
sions. 

Reflex action, co-ordination of mus- 
cles, and the special senses are all un- 
der a special course of training. The 
nervous system is pushed to its utmost 
capacity, and long is the list of victims 
that follow its over-stimulation. In 
these little people, nothing but harm 
can come from the use of such articles 
as tea or coffee. 

Bad, then, as this practice is, let us 
as physicians be aggressive in its pro- 
hibition. Do not be satisfied by answer- 
ing "No," when asked as to its use, but 
let us teach the families with whom we 
come in contact, that such practice is 
evil. We speak emphatically, because 
not only among the poor and unedu- 
cated, but among the rich, who should 
know better, this practice is marvelously 
prevalent." 

A man who tried Postum Food Coffee, 
said that it might be solid nourishment, 
but he didn't like its taste. He had not 
discovered the secret of making deli- 
cious Postum. After boiling commences, 
allow it to boil full 15 minutes. Not 
simply to put it on the stove for 15 min- 
utes, but count the fifteen minutes after 
boiling commences. That brings out 
the food value and the delicious flavour. 
It certainly does make the children 
bright and healthy, and has proven a 
Godsend to many an adult whose daily 
ails were not understood until Postum 
was used in place of Coffee. "There's 
a Reason." Postum properly made has 
a coffee taste similar to the mild, high 
grade Javas. Read the little health 
classic, "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs. 



884 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July ii, 1907. 




— Summer is here. 

— Most of us are feeling it. 

—•'Fret not thyself; it tendeth only to 
evil doing." 

—Are you reading our new serials? 
Begin now. 

— The state conventions give encour- 
aging report?. 

— Brother Armistead's paper is well 
worth vour attention. We heard it read 
at Cincinnati and asked that it be pre- 
pared for publication in our columns. 

— We begin this week some fane arti- 
cles bv George L. Bush, on "How to 
Have 'a Working Church." No one 
should fail to read them. 

—The office force rejoices that the 
Editor-in-Chief has been able to get away 
to his summer cottage amid the pines of 
Pentwater. We trust he may have a sea- 
son as free as possible from the many 
cares and burdens that are in his life. 
As he lives near to Nature may he in- 
deed be blessed in his communings with 

Nature's God. 

<S> <S> <£ 
—P. H. Mears, of Augusta, Ga., takes 
two months' vacation. 

—A C. W. B. M. Auxiliary has been 
organized at Milestone, Canada. 

—The First Church of New Orleans 
has just held the first service in its new 
building. 

— N. A. Walker reports the new pastor 
at St. Elmo, 111., to be the right man in 
the right place. 

J. W. Babcock reports that plans 

are being made for a new church build- 
ing at Stafford, Kan. 

—John H. Wood reports that a build- 
ing to cost $8,000 will be erected within 
the next year at Winder, Ga. 

— R. D. McCance reports a church or- 
ganization at Maywood, Neb., on June 6. 
They are erecting a building this sum- 
mer. 

— C. M. Smithson recently preached 
the first sermon in the new church, which 
is nearing completion at Beccher City, 
Illinois. 

— H. II. Peters recently delivered an 
address before a union picnic of six 
Mennonite churches and Sunday- 
schools. 

— E. If. Williamson made temporary 
arrangements for preaching at Humans- 
ville. after his meetm He is now 

at Walnut Grove. 

— G. II . Watson, of Dunnsville, Va., 
called at the office of The Christian- 
EvaNGELIST on his way to Oklahoma, where 
he was to marry. 

— Dean W. J. Lhamoii, of the Bible 
College of Missouri, has charge of the 
Bible studio- in the chautauquas at Ore- 
gon, and at Nevada, Mo. 

— W. S. St. Clair, Columbus, Mo., has 
just closed a Sunday-school institute at 
rk, Mo. J. T. Ferguson, the pastor, 
commends his work very highly. 

— Since E. S. Baker took the work at 
Jack-<>n, Tenn., three years ago, the 
church has paid off a debt of $3,000 and 
hopes soon to be self-supporting. 

— L. W. Spayd, of Roodhouse, 111., is 
in preparation for a meeting to be held 
by W. H. Cannon. lie has just sent a 
large order of books for this purpose. 

— The San Marcos river camp meet- 
ing will be held at Fentress, Texas, July 



12-29. A good program has been ar- 
ranged and full particulars may be ob- 
tained from Prof. J. S. Brown, secretary, 
San Marcos. 

— W. L. Harris has a class of about 
forty young men at Lyons, Kan., many 
of whom go out weekly to preach in sur- 
rounding schoolhouses and chuixhes. 

— The church at Mount Vernon, Ind., 
is at present without a minister. Wil- 
liam A. Ward and Charles E. McVay 
are in a promising meeting there. 

— W. A. R. Lovell, of El Reno. Okla.. 
has been secured as permanent pastor of 
the Apache Christian Church. Prospects 
there are exceedingly bright for a good 
work. 

— Victor L. Goodrich has taken the 
work at Greeley, Colo. He intends at 
once to put the Bible school on a suc- 
cessful basis, by inaugurating a teachers' 
meeting. 

— M. L. Anthony has been holding a 
good meeting at Greenfield, Mo. He 
goes to Texas on July 15 to hold a meet- 
ing there, dedicating the new church 
building at Stratford. 

— Thomas Wallace reports that his 
wife has been called to preach every 
other Sunday night at Mill Hall, Pa., 
while he is filling his regular appoint- 
ment at Flemingtpn. 

— Wilhite and Tuckerman, after a brief 
rest at Galveston, following their meet- 
ing at Bryan, Texas, have entered upon 
a meeting at Thayer, Kan. They expect 
to work all through the summer. 

— The brethren in Grangeville, Idaho, 
are moving their building from a poor 
location to a prominent one. H. H. 
Hubbell writes us that they are at pres- 
ent holding all services in the county 
courthouse. 

—The effect of organization by Superin- 
tendent Rotchford, and the hearty co-op- 
eration of the teachers of the Howett 
Street Christian Chapel, Peoria, III, led to 
the raising of $87 instead of the apportion- 
ment, which was $50, for Children's day. 

— R. D. McCance has closed his work 
at Elwood, after a prosperous year, to 
take the work at Miller, where the pros- 
pects look bright. There has been han- 
dicapping by reason of a debt on the 
property, but this has been systematical- 
ly reduced. 

— We regret that R. S. Smedley has 
for some time, been ill, and may never 
be able to do regular work again. 
Brother Smedley did a great deal of 
itinerating in Oklahoma and Indian Ter- 
ritory, and originated quite' a number of 
our churches there. 

— E. L. Frazier, of Indiana, will begin 
a meeting with the church at Fayette, 
Mo., July 23. Brother Frazier held a 
good meeting at this church three years 
ago, and its pastor, R. B. Helser, says 
he has won the hearts of the people irre- 
spective of their denominational affilia- 
tions. 

— All departments of the church at 
Harrison, O., are in active service. Ef- 
forts are being made to pay off the 
church debt. M. G. Long, the minister, 
reports an excellent Christian Endeavor 
mission study cla<s and commends the 
book, "Alien or American," which they 
have just been reading. 

— The "Friendship picnic" of the 
churches at Jacksonville, Peoria, etc., 
was a delightful one, and the outing is 
to be made an annual affair. Jackson- 
ville had the largest delegation in the 
course of the day. There was a baptism 
in the Sangamon river, and the sight was 
a most impressive one. 

— C. R. Neel, who has oeen state evan- 
gelist for the past two years, has just 



closed his work. During this time he 
held 26 meetings, had 304 additions, lo- 
cated 10 pastors, organized five churches 
and raised $1,643 on the field. Brother 
Neel expects to take up the pastorate of 
some church about September 1. 

— The receipts of the Foreign Society for 
the month of June amount to $59,844, a 
gain over the corresponding month of 1900 
of $11,115. This is the largest amount ever 
received in any one month in the history 
of the Foreign Society. Almost the entire 
amount was in regular receipts. 

— Last summer a church of thirty 
members was organized at Blue Bank, 
Fleming county, Kentucky, through the 
efforts, chiefly-, of Mrs. R. H. Yantis, 
who had conducted a Bible school there 
for many r \ r ears. An excellent meeting 
has just been held, which has led to the 
enlargement of the congregation and 
school. 

— J. H. Lawrence writes us that Evan- 
gelist C. F. Trimble is in a meeting at 
Creston, Okla., with Mrs. Edith Stein- 
brook. They are using a large tent. 
He says that Brother Trimble is rightly 
called "the Apostle of Love," but while 
he understands the language of the heart, 
he attracts and holds the attention of the 
most thoughtful. 

— Brother Love, of Ponca City, Okla., 
has left that field, having accepted a 
charge at Hennessey. His past two 
years' work have left the Ponca City 
congregation in a flourishing condition, 
and the frame meeting house, which he 
found, has been replaced by a handsome 
and commodious structure, which is prac- 
tically free .of debt. 

— The Naomi Avenue Christian Church 
of Los Angeles, Cal., is one of the young 
congregations that is making rapid 
strides forward. Their auditorium seats 
1,000 people, and their consecrated min- 
ister is Willis S. Myers. O. P. Spiegel, 
of Birmingham, Ala., is to be their evan- 
gelist in the 'simultaneous revival of 
Southern California this fall. 

— L. L. Carpenter, of Wabash, Ind., 
will dedicate the new building at Brook- 
field, Mo., July 14. R. E. Prunty is the 
excellent pastor of this congregation. 
He writes that the wisdom of erecting 
a new or modern building is daily being 
vindicated. Following the dedication 
there will be a week of special services 
led by several of the prominent men of 
the state. 

— The congregation of the South Law- 
rence church, Wichita, Kan., has com- 
pleted an addition to the building which 
is to be used for the auxiliary work. A 
few months ago improvements were put 
upon the main building. The entire cost 
is about $1,800, which was fully provided 
for before the building was again for- 
mally set apart for use. Oliver M. Roth 
is the minister. 

— The North Park Church, of Indian- 
apolis, where Austin Hunter ministers, 
celebrated its tenth anniversary June 20, 
addresses being delivered on this occa- 
sion by Dr. G. H. F. House, W. O. 
Moore and A. B. Philputt. This church 
has grown from a membership of thirty 
to one numbering 500. It is free from 
debt and its property is worth $5,ooo, 
while it owns a good lot for a new build- 
ing. Seven of the original thirty charter 
members were present and acted as the 
reception committee. 

— The first anniversary of the First 
Christian Church of Moline, 111., was re- 
cently celebrated. The church on or- 
ganizing had fourteen members, and now 
numbers 46. During the year they have 
raised a considerable amount of current 
expenses and $100 for missionary causes. 
They have secured a fin© lot and have 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



885 



$2,800 pledged for this and the building, 
which will be erected this summer. The 
Bible school has an enrollment of over 
100, and the Aid Society and Christian 
Endeavor are flourishing. The pastor 
is Robert E. Henry. 

— John C. Hay, postoffice box 65, Hol- 
lywood, Los Angeles county, California, 
has what he believes "a practical plan for 
founding a Christian missionary educa- 
tional institution in any region where 
land is cheap and can be purchased in 
large tracts." Ii is the plan of establish- 
ing a Christian colony of about 200 fam- 
ilies of Disciples of Christ, who would 
buy a tract of 10,000 acres, more or less, 
at wholesale price. He says there aie op- 
portunities in California and in Mexico 
f.or securing very cheap lands in health- 
ful localities for such colonies. Any one 
interested in this scheme may address 
him as above. 

— John H. Stucky, minister of the Ad- 
vent Christian Church, Argentine, Kan- 
sas City, Kan., has just united with the 
Northside Christian Church of that city. 
He has for years been a leading evan- 
gelist and pastor among the Advent 
Christians, and has been recosrnized as a 
man of sterling worth and ability. He 
has through study of our plea convinced 
himself that he can do the greatest serv- 
ice in standing for it. 

■ — Richard W. Wallace writes us that 
the Southern Georgia District Board, 
of which he is chairman, has a desire 
to build up a church at Quitman, where 
there is a small body of Disciples who 
have been struggling- along without 
much success for a number ,of years. 
Though their building is small, it is in 
the best location in the town, and it has 
no indebtedness. It is one of the best 
towns of its size in Georgia, and Brother 
Wallace recently held there a week's 
meeting and organized the church. The 
district board wants to see a good man 
go there to hold a five or six weeks' 
meeting. We are glad t.o learn that the 
temperance forces won a victory at Val- 
dosta, Ga.. where Brother Wallace min- 
isters. 

— C. B. Spalding, of Hillsdale, Kan., 
writes us that he is frequently taken to 
be a minister of the gospel, and that his 
name has appeared in the published list 
of Kansas preachers. He is unable to 
state a reason for this, and while he does 
not regard it as a dishonor, he thinks it 
is a misrepresentation that ought to be 
corrected. Brother Spalding has been 
a reader of The Christian-Evangelist 
for the past two years, as well as in for- 
mer years, and writes us that he can not 
well do without it. "It is certainly doing," 
he says, "a grand work in building up 
the Master's cause, and wherever read it 
can not fail to cement tlie affections of 
God's people, with that love which brings 
us so closely into touch with our Sa- 
viour." / 



SKIN TORTURES, 

Itching, Burning, Crusted, and Scaly 

Humors Instantly Relieved 

By Cuticura. 

Bathe the affected parts with hot wa- 
ter and Cuticura Soap, to cleanse the 
skin of crusts and scales and soften the 
thickened cuticle. Dry, with little or no 
rubbing, and apply Cuticura Ointment to 
allay itching, irritation, and inflamma- 
tion, and soothe and heal, and lastly take 
Cuticura Resolvent Pills to cool and 
cleanse the blood. This pure, sweet, and 
wholesome treatment affords instant re- 
lief, permits rest and sleep in the sever- 
est forms ,of eczema and other itching, 
burning, scaly humors, and points to a 
speedy cure when all else fails. 



— M. L. Pontius has resigned his 
charge at Paxton, 111., accenting a call 
to the church in Taylorville. His suc- 
cessor has not been chosen. He ex- 
pects to move about September 1. Dur- 
ing his three years at Taylorville a nec- 
essary reorganization was effected, the 
attendance in the Sunday-school more 
than trebled, a vigorous C. W: B. M. or- 
ganized, 86 added to the membership 
and improvements made on the prop- 
erty. The regular missionary offerings 
have all been taken, and the church has a 
prestige it never had before. 

— A recent meeting of the board of 
the National Federation of Churches 
appointed the Rev. R. G. Boville as na- 
tional director .of Daily Vacation Bible 
Schools, wijh the view of promoting the 
extension of this movement in the other 
great cities of the United States. These 
daily vacation Bible schools are to be 
carried forward through local church 
federations, denominational oi aniza- 
tions, evangelistic committees and simi- 
lar bodies. It is s movement that has in 
it the promise of large good through a 
better knowledge of the Bible. In every 
way the officers and directors of this 
national organization are seeking to ad- 
vance the interests of Christ's kingdom. 

— The brethren at Mackinaw, 111., are 
to have a new $15,000 church building. 
This is the assurance, writes Eniile L. 
Patterson, after a several weeks' canvass 
culminating in a week's strenuous ef- 
fort on the part of the minister, J. W. 
Street, and H. J. PuterDaugh, and J. M. 
Viemont, members of the soliciting com- 
mittee. The building of the new house 
was a necessity to meet the demands of 
the situation. Brother Patterson says 
the Mackinaw church will be seventy- 
,one years old in October, but his mem- 
bership is not yet fossilized though it 
has a reputation of being conservative. 
The employing of Brother Street for 
three years and the church's ready re- 
sponse is an indication of the mutual 
confidence of pe.ople and minister. 

— A. L. Ward, writing of his three 
years' ministry at Boston, says that in 
many ways it was a most pleasant ex- 
perience. The church there has many 
consecrated workers, but it is a most 
difficult field and will need long and pa- 
tient work to make a great success of it. 
It should receive, he says, the help of 
the entire brotherhood. Durino- his min- 
istry there 126 were added to the church. 
One young man entered Hiram College 
to prepare for the ministry and two oth- 
ers have decided to go to college next 
year with the ministry in view. The 
Boston church is in need of a man of 
God, he sav S , who can endure the strain 
of work. Brother Ward is already at 
work at Wheeling, W. Va., which church 
he reports full of life and with a fine out- 
look. 

— The brethren at Lebanon, Mo., are 
a good folk. They are now building a 
beautiful new parsonage of seven rooms 
which, when completed, will be worth 
$2,500. This is the church where Harold 
Bell Wright did 'such a good work be- 
fore he was compelled to seek the more 
genial climate of California. E. L. Ely 
has for some months been the minister 
and reports everything moving along 
smoothly. This church raises all its ex- 
penses by the old-fashioned method of 
voluntarv offerings and resorts to no 
socials or sunbonnet sales. The pledges 
are equal to the current expenses. The 
preacher q-ets his money promptly every 
week if he wants it, and the church sub- 
scribes for a copy of The Christian- 
Evangelist to go in every home. Let 
other churches take note. 



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Forthcoming Conventions. 

We have received announcements of sev- 
eral forthcoming meetings and conventions 
But there is such a demand on our space for 
reports of meetings and conventions already 
held that we find it almost impossible to print 
at any length the programs of forthcoming 
events. For instance, the full program of the 
.Bethany Assembly would occupy a pao- e of 
our space, as would the program of the Ne- 
braska convention. Any one interested in 
the former can learn all particulars by apply- 
ing to L. L. Carpenter, Wabash, Ind Con- 
vention week will begin July 22, when the 
Mate Missionary Society, the Bible schools. 
C. E.s, C W. B. M.'s, Ministerial Associa- 
tion and Butler College will hold their an- 
nual conventions. Preachers' and Evangel- 
ists week follows. The Nebraska convention 
will meet July 30-Aug. 4. The Southern Penn- 
sylvania convention will be held at Berwick 
July 22-25. An excellent program has been 
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An Important Proposition. 

Elder P. C. Macfarlane, San Francisco, Emer- 
gency Secretary American Christian Mission- 
ary Society, Cincinnati, Ohio: 

Dear Sir and Brother.— Referring to the fund 
you are seeking to raise for the purpose of the 
building of churches in San Francisco and vicin- 
ity, I propose during the next three years, to 
give $5,000 for said cause, payable one-third 
eaoh year, provided the members of the Christian 
churches of Kansas City will give another $5,000, 
and provided further, that our brethren in St. 
Louis will give $10,000. 

Independent of this proposition, I propose that 
if our people in the rest of the state of Missouri 
will give $2,500, I will give you an additional 
$2,500, payable one-third each year. 

It must be understood that before you expect 
me to fulfill my obligations, that you must have 
the money raised -from these other sources, either 
in cash or in notes that are acceptable to me, the 
thought being that J want to be sure that my 
proposition is stimulus sufficient to actually raise 
the additional amount of money mentioned herein. 
Yours fraternally, 
(Signed) R. A. Long. 

[It is for the churches in St. Louis and Kansas 
City and in the state at large to decide whether 
this generous offer of Brother Long can be real- 
ized on, or not. If each congregation will give 
as the Lord has prospered its members and 
shielded them from misfortunes, there can be no 
question as to the result. Let us all highly re- 
solve to do our duty. — Editor.] 



886 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July It, 1907. 



Reminiscences and Centennial. 

I want, as one of the young men in the 
ministry, to most heartily second Bro. W. T. 
Moore's suggestion made in The Christian- 
Evangelist of June 20 that a whole day be 
given to those among us who were students 
under and associates of Alexanuer Camp- 
bell. If we are to have a Centennial, let us 
get out of the "ruts'* and have >an original, 
unique program. Let our oldest men have 
the right of way. for they have made this 
great meeting possible — it is the harvest of 
their sowing. O. P. Spiegel. 

Birmingham, Ala. 

@ ® 

Dedication at Emporia, Kan. 

The Disciples of Christ at Emporia, Kan., 
announce that the dedication of their new 
house of worship will occur on Sunday, July 
14, and invite their brethren everywhere to 
participate with them in the services. Two 
simultaneous meetings will be held, and all 
who come may be accommodated. The con- 
gregation earnestly hopes to provide funds 
for all indebtedness, and invokes the gener- 
ous assistance of the churches to this end. 



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ABRAHAM, The Friend of God and Father 

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JACOB, The Father of the Twelve Tribes. 
JOSEPH, The Savior of His People. 
MOSES, The Leader, Lawgiver and Literatus. 
JOSHUA, The Father of His Country. 
GIDEON, The Mighty Man of Valor. 
JEPHTHAH, The Misinterpreted Judge. 
ELI, The Pious Priest but Indulgent Parent. 
SAUL, The First King of Israel. 
DAVID, The Great Theocratic King. 
SOLOMON, The Grand Monarch of Israel. 
ELIJAH, The Prophet of Fire. 
TONAH, The Recreant but Repentant Prophet. 
DANIEL, The Daring Statesman and Prophet. 
BAL\AM, The Corrupt Prophet and Diviner. 
ABSALOM, The Reckless and Rebellious 

NEHEMIAH, The Jewish Patriot and Re- 
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As Seen From the Dome. 

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a thrush sings in a leafy covert, and the 
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IN OLD ENGLAND. 



We arrived in Southampton, from Paris, 
Sunday morning, June 2. On the same day 
I spoke three times to good congregations, 
both as to size and character. The pastor, 
an American, Ernest C. Mobley, was in Lon- 
don preaching for Mark Williams at the 
West London Tabernacle. Brother Williams 
is in the United States for a visit. While 
we were in Southampton I had the pleasure 
of hearing the Rev. C. Sylvester Home 
preach, whose home is in London ; also 
"Gipsy" Smith, from everywhere, and the 
Rev. Samuel Chadwick, of Leeds. The lat- 
ter was a discovery and a most agreeable 
surprise. I had not even heard of him. 
"Gipsy" Smith was a disappointment. Mr. 
Home was a source of inspiration. I said to 
a gentleman: "Mr. Home is one of your 
coming' men, is he not?" The reply was 
prompt and emphatic : "No, sir. He has 
come. He is here now!" Mr. Home 
preached on "Paul's Determination to be All 
Things to All Men," a sermon to be remem- 
bered and used. 

By the way, when you visit Southampton 
do not fail to put up at the Central Temper- 
ance hotel, kept by Mr. and Mrs. T. H. 
White. Their house is about the cosiest 
place of its kind that I have ever seen, and 
the proprietor and his wife are earnest Chris- 
tians. 

The church — our church — in Southampton 
is in excellent condition. There have been 
twenty-five or thirty additions within the 
last six weeks at the regular metings. Six 
persons confessed Christ Lord's day, June 16. 

Tuesday evening was spent with Brother 
and Sister Edwin H. Spring, at their capa- 
cious and comfortable home, "Ribston Hall," 
Gloucester. They are English, thoroughly 
English, in the best sense of the word, and 
as thoroughly Christian as they are English. 
Every minute with these good people and 
their unusually interesting family was full of 
pleasure. Gloucester is the birthplace and 
lifelong home of Brother and Sister Spring. 
I spoke to a surprisingly large audience in 
the evening. The number of young persons 
in the church is a most encouraging feature. 
I will not occupy space with an account of 
our walks about the old town under the di- 
rection, instruction and inspiration of Pastor 
Spring. The readers of The Christian- 
Evangelist will, I believe, be more inter- 
ested in a recital of what the Disciples are 
doing and how they are getting along. 

Wednesday evening was spent in Chelten- 
ham, J. H. Versey, pastor. , We attended a 
"tea." Our reception was all that the most 
fastidious could desire. It was a source of 
joy to be entertained in the home of this 
good man and his excellent wife. It was 
impossible to realize that we were more than 
5,000 miles from our "Episcopal Palace" in 
Denver. The membership of the Church of 
Christ in Cheltenham is small. The "chapel" 
is a model of neatness. The congregation is 
made up of intelligent, decorous, reverent 
men and women, with a good per cent of 
boys and girls. The presence in our churches 
in Great Britain of so large a per cent of 
young persons is a most encouraging feature 
of our work. The church in Cheltenham has, 
in the years that are gone, had its share of 
trouble. All goes well now. The future is 
bright. Much hard work must be done, with 
tact and perseverance. Of the final issue I 
have no doubt. J. H. Versey impressed me 
as a good man in the right place. 

We came on to London Thursday morning, 
June 6. The first thing we did was to go 
to the City Temple to hear the Rev. R. J. 
Campbell, the' new theologian, the English 
arch-heretic, preach a good, sound, solemn 
sermon from the words of Hosea, the old 
Hebrew prophet: "Ephraim is joined to his 
idols ; let him alone." The sermon was a 
tender, solemn, earnest, touching appeal. If 
this discourse was a good sample of the new 
theology, then I am a new theology man ! 
The great building was full of men. and 
women, who assembled in the midst of the 
week, at high noon, to hear this sermon. Men 
sat on the floor in front of the pulpit, looking 



steadily into the face of the preacher whose 
sermons are now the sensation in London 
and, for that matter, in all England. We 
have not been in a place in which we have 
not heard of "the new theology." It seems 
to me that the commotion created by Mr. 
Campbell's "new theology" is a veritable 
tempest in a teapot. His book entitled '.'The 
New Theology" does not appeal to me. I 
read the volume leisurely as I came across 
the Atlantic. 

The evening of the same day we attended 
a union meeting of Disciples in the West 
London Tabernacle. Those present repre- 
sented the churches of Cnrist in London and 
the immediate vicinity. It as a sure-enough 
union meeting. The spirit of the meeting 
was faultless. Quite a number of the breth- 
ren participated in the speech-making. All 
expressed appreciation of what the Disciples 
in America have clone and are doing to 
assist the work on this side of the Atlantic. 
The progress is not rapid,' but there is prog- 
ress. The words of James, the Lord's broth- 
er, are pertinent to the heroic men and 
-women who, in this country, stand for the 
Christian religion as it is described in the 
New Testament, namely, "Let patience have 
its perfect work." Patience, perseverance and 
fidelity to the right will win out. That 
Thursday evening meeting in the West Lon- 
don Tabernacle was a great meeting, a real 
eye opener. 

Lord's day. June 9, was spent at Harnsey, 
with Leslie W. Morgan and his devoted peo- 
ple. A building is needed at Harnsey. I 
wish I could say how greatly it is needed. 
This need is realized fully, I am sure, by the 
self-sacrificing pastor and his royal English 
wife as well as by their noble people. 
A building fund has been started and is 
growing. A suitable edifice will be secured. 
Of this I have no doubt. Even as things 
are, in respect to a suitable building, the 
congregation, under the courageous and wise 
leadership of Brother Morgan, is steadily 
gaining ground. 

The old city of Chester was visited Mon- 
day, June 10. John Bage is the efficient pas- 
tor. We were most hospitably entertained 
at "Ashfield" by the well-known Whalley 
family. Their place is a good, old-fashioned, 
capacious English home, thoroughly English, 
you know ! The young pastor at Chester is 
a royal fellow. His wife is a real helpmeet. 
To say that we were delighted with our re- 
ception, with the apparently good condition 
of the church, and with all that we saw and 
heard in this old Roman town, is to put the 
matter mildly. There is a fine class of men 
and women in the Chester church. The con- 
gregation has a good building, well located. 
The pastor and his wife are persons of cul- 
ture and consecration. 

From Chester, filled with joy, we pro- 
ceeded on Tuesday, June 11, to Birkenhead, 
where again, as in each of the places already 
named, we had a surprisingly good congrega- 
tion. Our house of worship in Birkenhead 
is well located. The church owns ground on 
which a much larger building will, in time, 
be_ erected. At present there is no pastor in 
this "bedroom of Liverpool." 

The next day we went over to Liverpool 
and spent the evening with the Church of 
Christ in Upper Parliament street. The pas- 
tor, Daniel Hughes, was at Lancaster giv- 
ing an address upon the occasion of the in- 
stallation or "settlement" of a pastor, a young 
brother, Proctor I think is the name, a na- 
tive of England and a graduate of Bethany 
College. We were entertained by Brother 
and Sister R. G. Piatt, 53 Kingsley Road, 
whose enthusiastic zeal in the cause of mis- 
sions caused me to be ashamed alike of my 
ignorance and coldness. They find unalloyed 
pleasure and real spiritual profit in enter- 
taining passing missionaries. 

From Liverpool we went out to Southport 
where, in the evening, a quite informal meet- 
ing was held with the Disciples on Marning- 
ton Road. To renew our acquaintance with 
the brothers Coop was a great pleasure. We 
were permitted to enjoy the unstinted hos- 
pitality of the Coop families. Brother George 
Fowler is the efficient shepherd of this flock. 

Lord's day, June 16, was spent with the 
West London Tabernacle. It was 'a great 
day. There was an enthusiasm in this con- 



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churches visited. 

Not to unduly extend these notes, my ex- 
periences with our churches in old England, 
and my observations, were full of encourage- 
ment. I am thankful that I had the privi- 
lege of making this tour. In every place 
visited I was requested to assure the brethren 
in America that the Disciples in England 
appreciate fully the fellowship and help of 
their American kinpeople. B. B. TylER. 



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July ii, 1907. 



The Iowa Convention. 



Monday evening, June 17, one of the larg- 
est and best conventions of the Hawkeye 
state was opened in the Central Church of 
Christ in Des Moines. 

The opening address was by C. A. Finch, 
of Topeka, Kan., representing the cause of 
Church Extension. It was a splendid ad- 
dress, brim full of good points. It was given 
under the following outline : Church Ex- 
tension — 1. As related to education; 2. As 
related to missions ; 3. As related to evan- 
gelism. 

Tuesday morning the various committees 
were appointed. Then came reports from 
various standing committees and officers. The 
treasurer's report was a very encouraging 
one. The receipts ran to about $13,000. 
J. M. Lucas, of Des Moines, is the very 
efficient treasurer. Corresponding Secretary 
B. S. Denny made a most excellent report, 
showing great progress during the year. The 
number added to the churches during the 
year was probably ten thousand. The Bible 
school superintendent also made an excellent 
report, showing that at present the Bible 
schools are receiving more attention than 
ever before. 

At 10 :30 a. m. J. H. Mohorter presented 
the claims of Benevolence in a telling ad- 
dress. Following Mohorter came the incom- 
parable Rains, with an appeal for foreign 
missions. He divided his discourse into the 
following sections: 1. The workers on the 
foreign field. 2. The work. 3. The money 
used. It was a telling address and moved 
all hearts. 

Tuesday afternoon was devoted to Bible 
school interests. R. H. Ingram, of Perry, 
presided, and brief but practical addresses 
were made by the following persons : Ar- 
thur Long, Finis Idleman, Mrs. E. H. 
English, Fred Macy, G. B. Van Ars- 
dall and J. H. Bryan. All said many 
good things. Perhaps the most striking 
thing said by any of them was by G. B. Van 
Arsdall, who spoke concerning the Bible 
school and evangelism. He saia the Bible 
school properly conducted will enable the 
converts to stick. The converts who are 
not taught in the Bible school are likely to 
be just stuck on to the church. Those who 
are taught in the Bible school grow into the 
church and are a part of it. They stick. 

At 3 :30 on Tuesday came the period de- 
voted to Drake University. The chief ad- 
dress was delivered by D. R. Dungan, who 
made a splendid appeal for the Christian 
College, manned by Christian men. Chas. 
. . Medbury told in a most touching way of 
the loyalty of teachers and the struggles of 
students in Drake. Finally President Hill 
M. Bell spoke briefly of the noble purpose 
and outlook of Drake. 

Tuesday evening, S. H. Zendt, of Oska- 
loosa, delivered an able address, touching 
upon the practical problems of our prog- 
ress. 

Wednesday forenoon was devoted to busi- 
ness and three good addresses. The first 
address was by Frank S. Ford, of San Fran- 
cisco, who appealed to the people of Iowa 
for help in rebuilding the stricken city. The 
second speech was by A. L. Orcutt in support 
of our olu ministry. Ihe third address was 
by H. A. Denton, on behalf of the Ameri- 
can Board. He made a flashing, forcible, 
flaming and furious speech, aroused the con- 
vention and tallied one for home missions. 

Wednesday afternoon was devoted to two 
symposiums, one on Christian Endeavor and 
the other on Church Problems. Those who 
spoke on Christian Endeavor were, E. E. 
Mack, F. E. Smith, Lew. C. Harris, Brother 
Corbit, and W. T. Fisher. 

D. W. Hastings presided during the sym- 
posium on Church Problems. Brief ad- 
dresses were made by C. H. Strawn, A. B. 
Cornell, G. A. Hendrickson, E. A. Hastings, 
and B. W. Pettit. A paper prepared by 
B. F. Hall, ©f Woodbine, was read by J. A. 
McKenzie, of Council Bluffs. Perhaps the 
most stirring part of this symposium was 
the address by G. A. Hendrickson, telling 
how he recently helped to work a great re- 
form in the government of his city, Shen- 
andoah, Iowa. 

The C. W. B. M. doings began with the 
Wednesday evening address by Elliot I. Os- 
good, who gave the clearest conception of 
Chinese developments yet heard by this 



scribe. It was a great address, and did much 
good for foreign missions. 

The ladies continued their convention all 
through Thursday. The address by the 
President, Mrs. A. M. Haggard, was re- 
ceived with great favor, as was the report 
of Miss Annette Newcomer. The C. W. B. M. 
made great progress during the year, largely 
increasing its membership and raising about 
$^0,000. 

The convention came to an enthusiastic 
close on Thursday evening, with a sermon 
by Mark Wayne Williams, of the West 
London Tabernacle. 

Some Things Done. 

The State Bible School Association, which 
had been in existence as a separate institu- 
tion for many years, was dissolved and its 
work laid upon the shoulders of the State 
Missionary Board. 

This board was instructed to employ a 
man to look after the two interests of Iowa 
Bible schools and Iowa Christian Endeavor 
societies. 

In reference to the list of questions sub- 
mitted by the American Board, the conven- 
tion favored taking the home and extension 
offerings together. It opposed merging the 
boards of Ministerial Relief and Benevo- 
lence, and declined to recommend the pro- 
posed scheme of national management of 
state missionary work.. 

The old Board of Directors was re-elected : 
J. Mad. Williams. President; S. H. Zendt, 
Vice-President; J. J. Grove, Recording Sec- 
retary ; J. M. Lucas, Treasurer ; B. S. 
Denny, Corresponding Secretary. The board 
had done such excellent work that everybody 
felt that a re-election was absolutely de- 
manded. B. S. Denny was chosen as Cor- 
responding Secretary for the tenth time. He 
has done a great work, and is growing more 
efficient year by year. 

The newly elected officers of the conven- 
tion are as follows: Chas. S. Medbury, 
President ; G. B. Van Arsdall, First Vice- 
President ; Arthur Long, Second Vice- 
President ; T. J. O'Connor, Secretary ; 
S. B. Ross, Assistant Secretary. Dr. D. R. 
Dungan presided over the sessions of the 



convention and did much with his tact and 
good humor to make it one of the most pleas- 
ant assemblies ever held in Iowa. It was 
his twenty-first missionary convention presi- 
dency. At a meeting of the convention 
Thursday afternoon, held in the lecture 
room while the C. W. B. M. was holding 
the main auditorium, Brother Dungan took 
occasion to say "good-bye" as the presiding 
officer. He spoke touchingly of his service 
in former days, of his seventy years, of his 
lonesomeness without the dear wife, of his 
love for the brethren and faith in them, and 
of his hope to be with them in a greater 
convention on the other shore. And then, 
while singing "God be with you till we meet 
again," the convention filed past the old hero 
and grasped his hand. The singing did not 
go well, — there were too many tears, — too 
many voices were choked with emotion ; but 
it was one of the touching occasions of a 
life-time, never to be forgotten by those who 
were present. 

Prof. Percy M. Kendall, associate to 
Finis Idleman, the new pastor of the Cen- 
tral Church, led the convention music, and 
he did it in a most effective manner. 

Brother Idleman, who was just recovering 
from a siege with typhoid fever, was in the 
convention, but not yet able to resume his 
usual activity. He was fortunate in having 
such an efficient associate as Brother Ken- 
dall, who led the forces of the Central in 
thoroughly and carefully entertaining the 
convention. One evening the music was led 
by the Philo-Christos Club, a class of thirty 
or more young men. Several other times 
the convention was delighted with the sing- 
ing of the Trier Sisters, a ladies' quartet, 
consisting of two pairs of twins from the 
same family. They are fine singers. 

The convention voted to try the assembly 
plan for next year. It will convene on the 
Thursday following the Drake Commence- 
ment and continue in session one week. It 
will use the Des Moines Chautauqua grounds 
and buildings. 

Much more might be said of this con- 
vention. Some names which should have 
been given are omitted. But time is hurrying 
me, and with an apology for defects, this 
report goes to the mail. 

H. D. Williams. 



Louisiana State Convention. 



On the evening of June 27, in the city 
of Jennings, after the last address had been 
made and the benediction pronounced by 
John A. Stevens, the retiring state evan- 
gelist and corresponding secretary, while 
the congregation stood and sang that dear 
old song, "God Be With You Till we Meet 
Again," from every side could be heard the 
remark, "The best state convention ever 
held in Louisiana." 

Never before has there been gathered in 
this state so large and enthusiastic a body 
of workers as at this our twelfth annual con- 
vention. Never before have we had at a 
state convention so many men of promi- 
nence, or listened to addresses of such great 
merit. To give even a condensed report of 
the speeches delivered would take up more 
space than we can ask, so this is omitted. 
All who know the men who took part in this 
great convention, however, will be left in 
no doubt as to the pleasure and profit derived 
by those fortunate enough to listen to them. 

E. V. Zollars, President of Oklahoma 
Christian University, was on the program for 
the opening night, but was prevented from 
reaching us, and the hour was given to J. T. 
Ogle, of Paris, Texas, who spoke in behalf 
of the work of church extension. It would 
be hard to find a man who could hold the 
attention of his hearers more perfectly than 
does Brother Ogle. Acquainted with his 
subject, in sympathy with its aims and 
ideals, on fire with zeal for the growth of 
its resources and powers, he made for 
church extension friends of all who heard 
him. 

On Wednesday morning the president of 
the convention, F. M. McCarthy, of Lees- 
ville, made his address. Brother McCarthy 
is a veteran in our ranks, experienced in the 
workings of all the various departments in 
close touch with all the needs of the state, 
and his address was a thoughtful and care- 
fully prepared effort. May the future hold 



-many years of usefulness for him. His faith 
is still as bright as in the days when his 
eyes were brighter. 

Roy Linton Porter read an inspiring pa- 
per on "Our Young People," which was one 
of the good things of the convention. 
Brother Porter is one of the strong young 
men in the brotherhood, and his work in the 
past gives the fullest assurance of a still 
greater one in the future. If Baton Rouge 
secures him to assist in the mighty work of 
faith which they are undertaking, their la- 
bors are half' performed, for he will never 
rest or falter until the loyal disciples of that 
city can praise their God in a house of wor- 
ship free from debt. 

Our faithful treasurer, W. C. Scott, of 
Cheneyville, made his annual report, showing 
in detail the receipts and disbursements of 
the board. Careful business methods charac- 
terize the work of Brother Scott, and we are 
to be congratulated on having so energetic 
and competent a Christian business man for 
this responsible position. 

The report of the state evangelist and 
corresponding secretary, John A. Stevens, 
was read and adopted. This showed the 
splendid work done during his term. We 
cannot speak in too high terms of Brother 
Stevens. 

The C. W. B. M. held their session on 
Wednesday afternoon, and a report of their 
work will be written by their officers. 

Wm. B. Shaw, of Georgia, spoke on "Our 
Helpless." It would be impossible to fitly 
describe this address. It was a nappy blend- 
ing of humor and pathos, and was altogether 
one of the most impressive addresses made. 
Brother Shaw endeared himself and his 
work to our hearts. 

Then came J. J. Morgan, of Ft. Worth, 
Texas, who had for his subject, "Foreign 
Missions." Brother Morgan is a store-house 
of facts, as well as a good speaker. A large 
congregation heard him gladly, and no mat- 



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ter what their predilections were before, they 
are all for foreign missions now. 

G. A. Faris, editor of the "Christian 
Courier," of Dallas, Texas, was present and 
preached the sermon of the evening on 
Wednesday. We do not believe there was 
anything during any of the sessions of the 
whole convention that gave more help and 
pleasure than this sermon by one of the 
great preachers of the Lone Star State. 

Otis Hawkins, of Crowley, spoke on "The 
Great Rice Belt and Its Needs." 

The "Biggest man in Louisiana," G. F. 
Bradford, the minister for the church at 
Lake Charles, spoke to an appreciative 
audience, taking for his subject, "Ten Rea- 
sons Why Some Preachers Fail." This was 
good. Brother Bradford is a new man among 
us in Louisiana, and we were all "sizing him 
up" — this was quite a job, for he is a big 
man in every way — but the verdict is, "We 
like him ; we are glad he came ; we hope 
he will stay." 

Then as a fitting climax to the greatest 
convention ever held in Louisiana, came the 
address of H. A. Denton, representing the 
American Christian Missionary Society. 
Brother Denton's reputation as a pulpit 
orator had preceded him, and when the hour 
arrived for his address on "Home Mis- 
sions," every seat was filled and a crowd 
stood on the outside of the house looking 
through the windows and doors, and lis- 



tened with rapt attention to the fine address. 

The utmost harmony prevailed in all the 
business sessions, and an earnest desire was 
evinced to further advance the work in this 
state. 

The new State Board is composed of the 
following men, and organized as herein 
given : President, Prof. W. R. Dodson, 
Baton Rouge ; Vice-President, Dr. J. F. 
Smith, Leesville ; Secretary, Roy Linton 
Porter, Cheneyville ; Treasurer, W. C. 
Scott, Cheneyville ; Otis Hawkins, Crowley ; 
Claude L. Jones, Shreveport ; H. M. Pols- 
grove, Jennings ; G. F. Bradford, Lake 
Charles ; Wm. M. Taylor, New Orleans ; 
Brown Funk, Jennings ; Judge J. R. Thorn- 
ton, Alexandria. This board met at once 
and . proceeded to map out a plan of cam- 
paign for the future. Otis Hawkins, of 
Crowley, was unanimously called to be 
state evangelist and corresponding secre- 
tary for the ensuing year, and will perform 
the duties of these offices. 

The committee on resolutions returned 
their report, expressing the thanks of the 
convention to the Jennings Church and peo- 
ple for their hospitality and entertainment ; 
to the "Picayune" of New Orleans for its 
courtesies ; to Brother Holmes, of Beau- 
mont, for a beautiful illustrated song, and 
to Brother and Sister Stevens for their la- 
bors with us. Otis Hawkins, 

State Evangelist and Cor. Sec. 



South Dakota Convention. 



The twenty-third annual convention of 
the South Dakota Christian Missionary So- 
ciety was held in Parker from June 20 to 23, 
inclusive. The splendid program was car- 
ried out according to schedule, with a few 
minor changes. It was the expressed opinion 
of delegates from a distance that they had 
never attended a convention that for quality 
surpassed the Parker convention. 

The music was led by Mrs. Julia R. Hack- 
man, of Sioux Falls, assisted by others. The 
music was excellent throughout. F. M. 
Rains, of Cincinnati, represented the Foreign 
Christian Missionary Society and delivered 
the opening addresses, kindling the fires ot 
enthusiasm, which burned throughout. The 
Christian Woman's Board of Missions was 
represented by Mrs. Louise Kelley, of Em- 
poria, Kan. Mrs. Kelley has a national rep- 
utation as a speaker and worker. She de- 
livered two splendid addresses. J. H. Mo- 
horter, of St. Louis, represented the National 
Benevolent Association, and spoke on the 
Biblical Basis of Benevolence. No one who 
heard him can doubt that God's hand is in 
his call to that work. H. A. Denton, of 
Cincinnati, represented the American Chris- 
tian Missionary Society, and delivered a 
stirring address and preached a strong spir- 
itual sermon on Sunday afternoon. Lawrence 
Wright, State Evangelist, preacheu the Con- 
vention sermon on Sunday night. His mes- 
sage was warmly received. Wm. R. Roe, of 
Verdon. preached a helpful sermon Sunday 
morning. The Communion service was con- 



ducted Sunday, 3 :00 p. m., by J. H. Reeves, 
of Carthage, and O. A. Swartwood, of Miller. 
J. B. Moore, of Aberdeen, gave a very en- 
couraging report as Treasurer. F. B. Sapp. 
of Aberdeen, gave his report as Correspond- 
ing Secretary, delivered an address, and con- 
ducted two Bible studies. L. H. McCoy, of 
Platte, and L. W. Thompson, of Armour, de- 
livered splendid addresses. 

The Christian Woman's Board ot Mis- 
sions (in South Dakota) elected, the follow- 
ing officers : Mrs. Julia R. Hackman, Presi- 
dent ; Mrs. Windedahli" Vice-President; 
Mrs. L. W. Thompson, of Armour, Treas- 
urer, and Mrs. Edith R. White, of Lead, 
Corresponding Secretary. 

The State Board of the South Dakota 
Christian Missionary Society will be as fol- 
lows : A. H. Seymour, President : E. E. 
Headley, Vice-President ; J. B. Moore, Treas- 
urer ; Wm. Carry, Recording Secretary ; 
Wm. R. Roe and L. H. McCoy, Members at 
Large, and F. B. Sapp, Corresponding Sec- 
retary. 

The work in North Dakota is under the 
direction of this board, and with the con- 
tinued assistance of the National Boards, the 
work will go on in the Dakotas with in- 
creased vigor. The next State Convention 
will be held in Armour, S. D., in June, 1908. 

It is expected that a special train will 
run from the Dakotas to Pittsburg in 1909, 
when the great Centennial Jubilee will be 
held. F. B. Sapp. 

Aberdeen, S. D. 



Minnesota State Convention. 



The Minnesota Annual State Convention 
was held at the Portland Avenue Church of 
Christ, Minneapolis, June 17-20. The at- 
tendance was larger than at any previous 
state convention in this state. The people 
of the Portland Avenue Church proved 
themselves a royal host in their entertain- 
ment of the delegates. Ample provision had 
been made for the comfort of all. The con- 
vention was a feast of good things from 
start to finish. The convention opened on 
Monday evening, June 17, with a C. E. 
rally, with Miss Grace Holden, of Duluth, 
Miss M. Bessie Kirk, of St. Paul, and B. V. 
Black, of Mankato, as speakers. The music 
was led by Trafford N. Jayne, of Minneapo- 
lis, who was assisted by a large chorus. The 
social hour following was much enjoyed by 
all. Tuesday morning was the ministerial 
program, which opened with the welcome ad- 
dress by Dr. David Owen Thomas and the 
response by A. P. Frost, of Winona. Then 
followed an address by A. D. Harmon, of 
St. Paul, on the subject, "The Forces that 
are Making for a Change in our Religious 
Thought, and in what Form wijl they Cast 
Themselves when They Crystallize" ; also an 



address by P. J. Rice, of Minneapolis, on 
"The Mission of the Disciples." Both were 
very thoughtful addresses. The discussion 
which followed, led by Baxter Waters, of 
Duluth, and T. J. Dow, of Minneapolis, en- 
gaged the attention of the convention till 
noon. 

Tuesday afternoon was the educational 
session. A. W. Fortune, of Chicago, spoke 
on the subject, "An Educated Ministry." 
This was followed by an address by P. J. 
Rice on "Our Proposed Bible Seminary." 
Plans were adopted looking to the estab- 
lishment of a Bible Seminary in connection 
with our State University. W. J. Wright 
gave the address at the evening service, to 
tne delight of all present. 

Wednesday morning was the State Mis- 
sionary program. J. H. Bicknell gave the 
annual report of the Corresponding Secre- 
tary. "The report showed forty-six churches 
in the state, with a membership of 3 198. 
During the year there were 371 additions, 
216 being by primary obedience. The total 
losses were 246, leaving a net increase of 
145. The churches raised for local work, 
$22,758.61 ; for Home Missions, $536.30 ; 



for Foreign Missions. $662.49 ; for State 
Missions, $1,032.57; for Church Extension 
Society, $285.20; for C. W. B. M., $970.22; 
for Benevolence, $174.87; for other pur- 
poses, $2,83o.89. The Treasurer's report 
showed a balance in the treasury of $347.15. 
These reports were followed by an address 
by C. R. Neel, State Evangeliist, on tne sub- 
ject, "The Work of the Year and a Survey 
of the Field." A Symposium was conducted 
by A. D. harmon on the subject, "Facing 
the Facts," with an address by W. H. 
Knotts, of Howard Lake, on "Our Successes 
and our Failures" ; also an address by C. B. 
Osgood, of Winona, on "A Look at the 
Present." 

Then followed an address on Foreign Mis- 
sions, by F. M. Rains, of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Wednesday afternoon and evening was de- 
voted to the work of the C. W. B. M. After 
the annual reports and business, the conven- 
tion was favored with an address by Miss 
Ada Boyd, of Bilaspur, India. A very pretty 
exercise was given by four little girls, "How 
Some Dollies were sent as Missionaries." The 
address of the evening was given by Mrs. 
A. D. Harmon, of St. Paul. 

Thursday morning was devoted to the 
work of the S. S.. with addresses by A. P. 
Sprague, Minneapolis, C. B. Osgood, Winona, 
and A. B. Marshall, Minneapolis. J. H. 
Mohorter spoke very earnestly of the work 
of the National Benevolent Association. 

Thursday afternoon was devoted almost en- 
tirely to the business of the convention. 
A. L. Orcutt. of Indianapoli-s, spoke on the 
subject, "A Neglected Interest." 

For the Thursday evening service we had 
a Symposium on Christian union, with four 
addresses: "From the Standpoint of the 
Disciples of Christ," P. J. Rice ; "From the 
Standpoint of the Congregationalists," 
Henry B. Holmes ; "From the Standpoint 
of the Baptists," Herbert E. Wise ; "From 
the Standpoint of the Free-Baptists," Benja- 
min Franklin. Altogether it was a very 
happy and a very helpful convention. 

j. H. Bicknell, Cor. Sec. 

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July ii, 1907. 



I NEWS FROM MANY FIELDS | 



St. Louis Letter. 

Since the preachers have closed their regular 
ministers' meetings for the summer, we do not 
see one another as often as before. But I hear 
that they are having good audiences despite the 
warm weather. 

The young people of the Compton Heights 
Christian Endeavor Society had a rather unique 
contest recently. The members of the Young 
People's department challenged the Senior depart- 
ment to a Bible contest. The contest was to be 
carried on in three lines of work: — i. The de- 
partment reading the largest number of scrip- 
ture verses during a period of four weeks. 2. The 
department committing to memory the largest 
number of Bible verses. 3. The department that 
could quote the largest number of verses in a 
public contest. As stated, the contest lasted four 
weeks. Then the two departments came together 
at the church for the final test, — the quotations. 
The meeting was open to the public, and many 
came to enjoy it. After prayer by the pastor, 
who was chosen umpire for the evening, the re- 
ports of the reading and memorizing were given. 
The report showed that the Senior department 
had twenty-six to take part in the readings, and 
fhey read a total of 66,209 verses; nineteen of 
their members took part in the memory contest, 
and they memorized during the time 733 verses. 
The Young People's Department had twelve 
members to take part in the reading contest and 
nine in the 'memory contest. They read 53.498 
verses and memorized 487. While the Seniors 
read and memorized the most verses, the Young 
People had the largest per cent according to the 
number who took part. The final contest at 
the church was the most interesting part of the 
whole thing. The representatives of the two de- 
partments (not nearly all of the members took 
part this time, but they will the next time), 
stood in two rows across the lecture room. There 
were thirteen Seniors and twelve of the Young 
People. It was agreed that quotations should 
be made alternately, like an old-fashioned spelling 
bee, and when any one could not quote a verse 
in his turn he should sit down. The side having 
the largest per cent of its members standing at 
the end of one-half hour would be declared win- 
ner. They were not confined to the verses learned 
during the contest, but might quote any passage 
of Scripture they knew. At the end of the thirty 
minutes not one had gone down on cither side. 
Many of them declared that they thought they 
could stand another thirty minutes. After a 



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of feelings on the part of all who took part. 
Many of them declared that they had learned 
more Scripture during the contest than they had 
in any previous year. I recommend the plan 
to young people's societies generally. I am sure 
you will find it enjoyable and profitable for the 

young people. Our Christian Endeavor forces 

had a pleasant visit from our National Superin- 
tendent. Brother Hill, July 2d. Our people 

are beginning to scatter, but our churches will all 
be open during the summer, whether the minis- 
ters go. away or not. We never close the churches 
in St. Louis. Should any brethren from outside 
be visiting here during the vacation period, he 

will find a warm welcome among the brethren. 

The St. Louis letter writer expects to get away 
as soon as the wedding season is over, so he 
bows his adieu until autumn. F. N. Calvin. 

St. Louis, Mo. 

Georgia. 

At the home of the bride, near Griffin, in the 
presence of about seventy neighbors and other 
special friends, Wilson Barfield and Miss Marion 
Manley were united in marriage by the writer, 
June 19, at 4 p. m. This happy union brings 
into closer relation two of the most popular fami- 
lies of Spaulding County. Brother Harrison 

Jones, of Hampton, will be assisted in his sum- 
mer meetings by Brother Cuthrell, of Oxford, 

Ala. Professor Jim Stephenson, of Albertori, 

one of the best school teachers in Georgia, died 
of typhoid fever June 20. The bereaved have the 

deepest sympathy of their many friends. Col. 

T. E. Patterson, of Griffin, who is a member of 
our State Board, has returned from a business 

trip to Mexico J. F. Lambert, of College Park, 

will be assisted in his summer meetings by Evan- 
gelist J. H. Hughes. A. J. Mize, one of our 

"Georgia boys," who recently graduated at Lex- 
ington, Ky., will hold meetings during the sum- 
mer at Conyers, Monroe and other points under 

the auspices of the State Board. W. B. Shaw, 

of the Southeastern Orphanage at Baldwin, is at- 
tending the Louisiana State Convention at Jen- 
nings. The writer preached at Hampton the 

fourth Sunday in June. He will preach at Dial, 
Fannin County, the fifth Sunday. From pres- 
ent indications, Georgia will soon be a prohibition 
state. The prohibitionists are enthusiastic over 
the outlook. E. L. ShElnutT. 

Acworth. 

Establishing the Church at Turon. 

We have just closed a good meeting at Turon. 
Lee B. Myers, of Norwich, did the preaching 
and led the few struggling brethren in a great 
victory. There were eight charter members left 
from a meeting one year ago, four others had 
united with the church in the interim asd in this 
meeting fifty-one were added — thirty-one by bap- 
tism and twenty by statement and letter. This 
makes the work at Turon permanent. A house 
will be erected and they will have preaching for 
at least half time. Everybody is happy and- 
stirred as never before. 

C. W. Van Dolah, Minister. 

Hutchinson, Kan. 

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nished the music. We have a good male quar- 
tet and soloists. At the close of the meeting a 
reception and social was given to the new mem- 
bers. Thefe were twenty-nine added, and two 
more who made the confession are yet to be bap- 
tized. Of those received ten were baptized, one 
came by letter, fifteen by statement and three 
from the Baptists. While the evangelist was ail- 
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There have been nearly one hundred additions in 
less than two years. The church has not only 
grown in numbers but in liberality, until every 
regular missionary and benevolent offering is 
recognized. J. A. Hopkins. 

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The Tent Meeting at Milan, Mo. 

Our tent meeting has come to a close here and 
it has proved to be a genuine revival throughout. 
About one hundred additions have been made, 
about seventy-five by confession. O. W. Jones is 
the capable leader of this generous band of Dis- 
ciples. Our next meeting is at Glasgow, Ky., 
where Brother Payne ministers. We will be with 
our Glasgow brethren in September. I am anx- 
iously looking forward to Bethany Assembly this 
year, where a great host of our preachers and 
brethren hope to meet in blessed fellowship. 

James Small. 

The Meeting at Coshocton, Ohio. 

The finest meeting in the history of the church 
at Coshocton, Ohio, closed June 9. It was held 
in the new building recently dedicated by F. M. 
Rains. Evangelists Shelburne and Knight were 
secured and began their work May 12. The 
church is rejoiced over the results. There were 
many obstacles in the way of the meeting, among 
them the sickness of Brother Shelburne, and the 
absence of the pastor for eleven days on account 
of the sickness and death of his father. But 
the meeting was a sviccess and a spiritual uplift 
to the church and the whole city. Twenty-seven 
united by letter and statement, one was re- 
claimed and thirty-nine came by confession, eight 
of whom have not yet been baptized — a total of 
sixty-seven additions. 

The shop meetings are a very helpful feature. 
The whole meeting was dignified and spiritual, 
not pugilistic. We need more such evangelists in 
the field. J. N. Johnston, Pastor. " 



Violett at Dallas City, 111. 

It was in every respect a great meeting. We 
had expected to have the meeting in the autumn, 
but had difficulty in securing a suitable man. 
Finally Brother Violett consented to lead us, 
though he would be taking time from his vaca- 
tion that he had planned for more than a year. 

We had but two months in which to prepare. 
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alty of the church. Their zeal and general in- 
terest was a great factor of success. The meeting 
continued for four weeks and two days, with 
fourteen stormy evenings. One hundred and 
thirty responded to the invitation and about one 
hundred were baptized. Brother Violett's preach- 
ing was of a high order, yet plain and simple. 
Oscar Marks, of Canton, Mo.; had charge of the 
music, and our people were highly pleased with 
him. The thing that was of great moment to us 
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At a meeting of the church members Brother 
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for the current expenses of the church, and the 
church voted a raise of $200 on the pastor's 
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The Church Board, by J. W. Murphy. 



Great Success at Shreveport, La. 

We have just closed a good meeting at Shreve- 
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mont, Texas, and although we knew nothing 
about him, determined to try him if he was ob- 
tainable. With great reluctance he consented 
to come. The congregation had been wrought up 
to a high pitch of enthusiasm for a Harlow 
meeting, and the change to an unknown man was 
a damper, and many feared a failure. Still, they 
determined to have sviccess if possible; and we 
had immense audiences from the beginning, and 
gradually Brother Crim worked his way into 
their hearts. Professor Ridenour, who was sing- 
ing with Brother Harlow, kept his engagement 
and added much to the success of the. meeting. 
One hundred and one were added to the church, 
greatly increasing our strength and power. Claude 



L. Jones, the indefatigable, organized here eight 
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ber 450 and have become a working church. 

Shreveport is the commercial center of a large 
territory, and we expect to make it a center of 
large religious influence by employing an assist- 



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Our success here is due, under God, to the un- 
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July ii, 1907. 



FAITH AND WORK AT BRYAN, TEXAS. 

The Bryan Christian Church has just closed appointed, with J. A. Myers as chairman. Plans 



a most successful revival meeting. It lasted 
thirteen days and there were forty-five additions, 
mostly upon a confession of faith. H. E. Wil- 
hite and E. C. Tuckerman were our evangelists. 
Mrs. Wilhite conducted a Bible drill that was 
very helpful and instructive. The pastor and 
church are very highly pleased with the work of 
these successful evangelists. 

We laid the corner stone .of our new $12,000 
church Friday, June 21. This handsome new 
white pressed brick church takes the place of 
the old structure that has served the church since 
1879. The Christian Church was organized here 
in 1869 by Dr. Carroll Kendrick, who preached 
for the church for several years. Among the 
preachers who have served this church are Wil- 
liams, Bagley, G. Lyle Smith, Hopkins, J. L. An- 
drews, Jewell Howard, J. L. Crane, and the 
present pastor, James A. Challenner. The church 
has had a checkered history. Many of the best 
members have moved away or died, and at times 
there was almost disorganization. When the pres- 
ent pastor took charge, January 1, there was only 
a handful of members, and they were discour- 
aged and some of them thought of taking mem- 
bership with other churches. But new life began 
to show itself, and all resolved to second the ef- 
forts of the pastor, and a building committee was 



were laid by them and one rainy Sunday the 
pastor called for money, and more than $5,000 





New Christian Church, Bryan, Texas. 



James A. Challener. 

was quickly subscribed by those 
present for the building, and the 
amount was added to from day to 
day. The revival meeting was 
planned, Wilhite and Tuckerman 
secured, and the above results are 
now a matter of history. Before 
this meeting there were but seven- 
ty-five members on the revised 
church rolls. The Bryan church 
now pays its pastor $75 per month 
salary, and pays it promptly, be- 
sides furnishing a parsonage. The 

future of the church is exceedingly 
bright, and the watchword is "For- 
ward." 

Jas. A. Challenner, Pastor. 



COLLEGES. 



Berkeley Bible Seminary. 

The seminary has done its mead of service dur- 
ing the past year. The enrollment of stu- 
dents was quite varied: (1) Regular students 
giving all their time to the seminary, 19; (2) 
Students from co-operating seminaries, 19; (3) 
University students taking popular courses, it; 
(4) Others, 4; total, 54. 

Besides these, Bible Chair work has been done 
in the local Y. M. C. A. by members of the 
faculty. The emphasis of interest, however, has 
been in the strictly ministerial studies in which 
several of the young men have reached marked 
distinction. We look forward to the new year 
which begins August 20 with high hopes. We 
expect to have an increased faculty and added 
facilities. Hiram Van Kirk. 

© 

Missouri Christian College. 

One of the most successful years in the his- 
tory of Missouri Christian College rounded to a 
finish at the fifty-eighth commencement on May 
30. A class of ten received diplomas from the 
Academic Department, and one young lady and 
one young man from the Music Department. 
J. P. Pinkerton, in his usual happy and impressive 
Style, preached the Baccalaureate and Undegrad- 
uate sermons. The Commencement address was 
delivered by L. J. Marshall, of Independence, 
Mo., and in thought and delivery was worthy of 
the speaker and his audience — a practical pre- 
sentation of right living and a call to duty. Mr. 
Marshall happily introduced himself to his 
auditors by saying he purposed in his speech to 
be practical ; he had married a practical college 
girl, who had taught him to be practical. In 
illustration, she had made him the promise of 
a handsome present for a birthday. The day 
came, but no present was to be seen. Breakfast 



closed on the morning of the eventful day 
with only a notice that he must yet wait; church 
time came, and still n6 present. At last, a little 



late, his wife, arrayed in a gown faultless ia 
choice and make, emerged and standing before 
him in such attitude as strikingly to display the 
perfection of the beautiful costume she wore, de- 
murely said: "This, dear husband, is your birth- 
day present." There is reason to believe the 
gentlemen of his audience will remember his 
speech, especially on birthday anniversaries. 

Miss Margaret Davis and Miss Bessie Hull ac- 
quitted themselves very gracefully in the vale- 
dictory and salutatory essays. 

An enthusiastic meeting of the Board of In- 
corporators was held on Wednesday, when Brother 
T. H. Capp was continued in his good work as 
solicitor and financial agent. The receipts of 
the year were larger than for any year during 
the present administration. 

For the coming year a strong faculty is an- 
nounced and the course of study lias been 
lengthened to meet university and college ex- 
trance requirements. During the summer many 
improvements will be made in the buildings and 
on the grounds. E. L. Barham, Pres. 

Camden Point, Mo. 

William Woods College. 

The session of 1906-1907 was by far the most 
prosperous in the history of the institution. There 
were enrolled 242 pupils. Of this number 195 
were boarders. More than fifty girls were as- 
sisted in their education. The curriculum has been 
adjusted to articulate with the University of Mis- 
souri. The faculty represents some of the best 
institutions in the country, Missouri University, 
Wellesley and Randolph-Macon College of Vir- 
ginia. 

The departments of music, art and expression 
are amply equipped. The erection of the D. M. 
Dulany auditorium at a cost of nearly $30,000 
is the crowning improvement of the session. Apart 
from this more than $7,000 was expended in other 
improvements. Dr. W. S. Woods at the close of 
the year gave his check for $9,000 to meet ex- 
penses incurred by the growth of the institution. 
He was also generous enough to duplicate every 
gift in the erection of the auditorium. 

Six acres have been added to the campus, 
which gives room for four tennis courts and a 
large hockey field. Other improvements are con- 
templated during the summer. The patronage of 
the institution represents fifteen different states. 
The estimated value of the plant is now $125,000. 
There were graduated from the institution during 
the session twenty-seven in the literary depart- 
ment, four in the piano department, one in voice 
culture and three in domestic science. 

Fulton, Mo. J. B. Jones. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST, 



893 




We invite ministers and others to send reports 
of meetings, additions and other news of the 
churches. It is especially requested that additions 
be reported as "by confession and baptism," or "by 

letter." 

■ * 

California. 

Ventura, June 24. — One addition. Sunday- 
school is growing. — Dan Trundle. 

Los Angeles, July 1. — Three united with the 
church at Sawtelle by confession and baptism. 
The outlook is hopeful. — J. L. Sloan. 

Canada. 

Milestone, Sask., July 1. — An influential man 
united with the church yesterday. The Sunday- 
school Foreign Missionary Society offering 
amounted to $11.80. — A. R. Adams. 

Colorado. 

New Windsor, July 2. — Our meeting of nearly 
three weeks closed with twenty-five additions — 
fourteen confessions, two from other bodies, one 
reclaimed and eight by letter. It was a good 
meeting, and S. M. Bernard, of Boulder, 
preached for us. We have had thirty-six addi- 
tions since I came in March. — R. H. Lampkin, 
minister. 

Florida. 

Tampa, July 1. — During June we had seven 
additions, making a total of twenty-one during 
the sixteen weeks I have been serving as pastor. 
— W. H. Coleman. 

Georgia. 

Winder. July 2. — We closed a good meeting 
with sixteen additions — eight by confession. — 
John H. Wood. 

Illinois. 

White Hall. July 1. — Four more additions — 
three by removal and one from another reli- 
gious body. Thirty-two have united with the 
church during my labor here this spring. We 
are encouraged and hope for great things from 
our meeting this fall. — J. E. Wolfe. 

Sullivan, June 30. — There were two additions 
to-day. All the services are good. — J. G. Mc- 
Kutt. 

Nebo, July 1. — At my last service at Mozier 
there was a confession and a good offering for 
the San Francisco work. — J. W. Pearson, min- 
ister. 

St. Elmo. — Three baptisms by A. T. Tinker. — 
N. A. Walker. 

Indiana. 

Bicknell, June 28. — A good meeting, led by W. 
A. Haynes, of Missouri, added thirty-one to the 
church. H. S. Saxton led the singing. We feel 
greatly strengthened in every line of work, and 
are pressing forward to accomplish greater things. 
We are delighted with the evangelist. There 
have been forty-six added during the past six 
months. I was called to Shoals to preach a 
funeral last week and remained to hold a special 
service, which resulted in two additions, making 
82 additions we have had at Shoals since March 
1, though 80 of these came in a ten days' meet- 
ing. — M. C. Hughes, minister. 

Indian Territory. 

Muskogee, July 5. — Two added by statement 
on last Lord's day, making twenty at regular 
services during the past few months. — W. W. 
Settle. 

Kansas. 

Peabody, July 1. — Two additions. We are en- 
eouraged. — George Carter. 

Kansas City, July 3. — Six additions to the 

North Side Christian Church. — James 6. Myers. 

Kentucky. 

Bluebank, Fleming County, July 3. — A church 
of thirty members was organized at this point 
last summer, chiefly through the efforts of Mrs. 
R. H. Yantis, who had conducted a Sunday- 
school in the school house for many years. • G. 
W. Adkins has just held a two weeks' meeting, 
with forty-four additions — thirty-three by con- 
fession and baptism. A prayer-meeting has been 
started and the already excellent Sunday-school 
has been enlarged.— D. C. McCallum, Lexington. 

Missouri. 

Hines, July 1. — Two additions by primary 
obedience yesterday. — Thomas C. Hargis, Canton. 

Brookfield, July 1. — There were six additions 
yesterday — five by confession and baptism and 
one by statement. We are to immerse 12 next 
Lord's day. — R. E. L. Prunty. 

Springfield, July 1. — There were 10 additions 
to the First Church during June. Churches and 




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the pastors have given us a warm welcome to our 
new home. — N. M. Ragland. 

Moberly, July 1. — One addition by letter at the 
East Side Christian Church. — E. G. Merrill, 
minister. 

Ohio. 

New Castle, June 24. — I just closed a meeting 
with this church in Belmont county. The people 
have no building, so we held the services in the 
G. A. R. hall. The interest was always good. 
There were no additions, but we have faith these 
will come later. This is one of the churches 
where the "anti" spirit is strong, and where good 
Christian literature ought to be abundantly cir- 
culated. Preaching once a month will follow my 
visit. — Ferd F. Schultz, Beallsville. 

Bluffton, July 1. — There were four additions 
at Pandora, where I am supplying until a min- 
ister for one-half time can be secured. Three of 
these were by confession and baptism, and a U. 
B. preacher by recommendation. — A. F. Reiter. 

Oklahoma. 

Crescent, June 27. — In a meeting led by Evan- 
gelist C. F." Trimble and Mrs. Edith Steinbrook 
we have had eight additions, but are expecting a 
great harvest. — J. H. Lawrence. 

South Dakota. 

Brookings, July 1. — There was one accession at 
our first service in the revival here. Brethren 
worship in a store building. G. W. Elliott is 
pastor and Mrs. Julia Hackman is leading the 
singing. — J. P. Childs, evangelist. 

Texas. 

Center, July 4. — We are in a fine meeting. A. 
L- Oder, the pastor, had all things ready. There 



were four additions last night and 13 the first 
week. We continue and go next to Abilene, 
Texas, where . Granville Snell is at the helm. — 
Cooksey and Shelton. 

Manor, July 1. — Two additions yesterday. Fine 
interest and we expect much from our soul-win- 
ning campaign.- — J. L. Talley. 

Sherman, July 1. — Crossfield and Saxton have 
been here six days, with 37 added and the Sun- 
day-school doubled. — J. H. Fuller. 

Fort Worth, July 1. — I have just closed a tent 
meeting with the church at Dallas. Fourteen 
were added and much good accomplished. I go 
soon to Alpine for a short meeting and will 
continvie to evangelize for a while. I may be 
addressed at Fort Worth. — A. E. Dubber. 

Utah. 

Salt Lake City, June 30. — Two additions. — Al- 
bert Buxton. 

Washington. 

Cunningham, June 27. — At Cunningham, this 
state, we closed a successful three weeks' meet- 
ing with Francis A. Ware as the evangelist. We 
enjoyed him and his work. It was a busy season 
in this farming community, but we had 14 addi- 
tions, making a membership of 40. — G. D. Boiler. 

West Virginia. 

Culloden, June 28. — There was one baptism at 
Wayne and the Sunday-school is doing well. 
Brother Ice, of Bethany, will work there in my 
place during the next three months. I preached 
six sermons at Grand View, with 12 added by 
confession and baptism and one reclaimed. The 
Sunday-school is advancing and the Children's 
day offering was $31.50. — A. M. Dial. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July ii, 1907. 




The Ten Commandments — Duties To- 
ward Men. — Ex.od. 20:12-17. 
Memory Verses : 12-17. 
Golden Text — Thou shalt love thy neigh- 
bor as thyself. — Lev. 19:18. 

The last six commandments lay down the 
fundamental requirements of a simple moral 
code, without which it is impossible for men 
to live together in civilized society. 

One great contribution which Israel made 
to the development of religion was the idea 
that religion includes conduct. It is not all 
ritual and observance. Primitive religion 
ordinarily exhausts itself in performances 
designed to secure to the worshiper the favor 
and help of the deity. This is usually con- 
ceived as something akin to magic. By such 
and such incantations, genuflections and ob- 
servances, by the burning of incense, the of- 
fering of sacrifices or the repetition of ap- 
proved formulae, the aid of a superhuman 
ally may be gained. This is the sum total of 
Teligion, according to the primitive mind. 
And with many people who are in other re- 
spects civilized this limited idea of religion 
«till persists. The widest gap between the 
lowest and highest form of religion has been 
bridged when it has been learned that con- 
duct, morals, the relation of man to man, are 
the vital part of religion. 

This idea the Hebrew people began to 
grasp at an early period in their develop- 
ment. The commandments contain a strong 
statement of it. The priests and professional 
religionists constantly and increasingly em- 
phasized the other side, and it was the work 
of the prophets to renew the vision of this 
great truth, though in doing so they often 
necessarily came into collision with the offi- 
cial teachers of religion. In the later days 
of Judaism the priestly notion became domi- 
nant and the teaching of Jesus, with its con- 
stant emphasis on conduct and life, came as 
a new and revolutionary doctrine. 

"Honor thy father and mother." The most 
fundamental of all social relations is that 
of the family, and especially that of parent 
and child. The family is in peril to-day. In 
the interest of religion, morals and civiliza- 
tion, it must be restored and preserved. Chil- 
dren must honor and obey their parents. 
Parents must be worthy of the honor and 
obedience of their children. The relation of 
parents to each other must be such that the 
family can fulfill the divinely appointed mis- 
sion. With the fifth commandment may be 
joined the seventh, which enjoins personal 
purity in the relations of the sexes, not only 
for the sake of the righteousness of the 
individual, but as a necessary condition of 
the preservation of the family. 

"Thou shalt not kill." Primarily, this is 
an injunction against actual murder. It 
teaches the sanctity and value of human, life. 
The prohibition includes the subtler as well 
as the i;ross and visible forms of attack on 
human life. Only in moments of crude pas- 
sion docs the temptation to crude and bloody 
murder become effective in any man. Most 
< r feel it at all. We are restrained 
by fear, by sr|ueamishness, by good taste, quite 
as much as by religion or morals. Our sen- 
sibilities are unpleasantly affected by 'he 
suffering and we have no inclina- 
tion to dip our hands in blond. But many 
murders are committed in which the mur- 
derer never sees the victim. The most nu- 
merous are those industrial and economic 
murders, whose motive is greed of gain. The 
sixth commandment backs up the pure food 
law. It runs with full force against the sale 
of poisonous "medicines," the maintenance 
of unsanitary conditions in ■-Imps and facto- 
ries, the failure to introduce known safety- 
appliances in transportation and manufactur- 
ing establishments. 

There are two commandments relating to 
property : "Thou shalt not steal" and "Thou 
shalt not covet." Next to the sanctity of 
human life, the progress of civilization re- 
quires the safety of property. 

"Make ye sure to each his own, 
That he reap what he hath sown." 
When property is unsafe, the motive to 



effort is gone, and with _that goes a great 
means of building character. 

Theft impoverishes the thief even more 
than the victim, for it robs him of the salu- 
tary conviction that honest work is the price 
of acquisition. In the same way a success- 
ful throw at the gambling table is a great 
calamity to the winner, for it assures him 
that work is not the only or even the best 
road to wealth. 

Covetousness is incipient theft. It is the 
form of theft that cowards practice. Lacking 
the nerve to take what is not theirs, they yet 
continue to desire it. Their restraint is fear 
rather than principle. Like l.^acbeth, they 
"would not play false and yet would falsely 
win." They are at heart dishonest, and to 
the sin of dishonesty they add the sin of 
"the unlit lamp and the ungirt loin." If theft 
is wicked, covetousness is both wicked and 
contemptible, the crime of little souls. 

"Thou shalt not bear false witness." False 
witness is both thett and murder, for a man's 
reputation is, in a sense, his dearest posses- 
sion and in a sense his very personality. The 
malicious lie is a murderous dagger-blow 
aimed at reputation, and a base attempt to 
steal that which impoverishes the victim 
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sion of the law." "All unrighteousness is 
sin." These two apostolic statements cover 
the whole ground. If there is anything you 
think is not included in these two scriptures 
there is still another : "Whatsoever is not 
of faith is sin." Put in plain language, reck- 
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riotous rebellion against restraint, in individ- 
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is anarchy. By transposition, anarchy is sin. 
So, because all government, human and di- 
vine, rests upon law. Anarchy flies in the 
face of all existing laws. Anarchy says that 
the present organization of human society is 
essentially wrong. Granting that some forms 
of human law, of social customs, are wrong, 
social evils are never corrected by lawless- 
ness. Sin can not atone for sins. Lynching 
is never justifiable. Blood vengeance belongs 
to the social age before the reign of social 
laws. , It never was right, but custom sanc- 
tioned it, as custom sanctions some evils to- 
day, or condones them. The right adjust- 
ment of social relations, growing out of our 
complex civilization, has its perplexities. But 
anarchy is no solution of our problems, com- 
mercial, industrial, social, or otherwise. Law- 
lessness is sin, always and everywhere. 
Revolutions are stages in human progress 
only as they follow the trend of great prin- 
ciples, which formulate themselves into laws 
at the demands of far-sighted statesmen. 
Revolutions must follow the beaten paths of 
duty and high destiny, at the call of faith 
and freedom, not in reckless disregard of 
law, but in obedience to the demands of that 
Love, human and divine, which is the fulfill- 
ing of the law. 

"All unrighteousness is sin." There is no 
such thing as purely negative goodness. God 
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the fulfilling of the law, not in any mystical 
sense, but in a very practical way. Love is 
the great moral and spiritual force in the 
universe. Love moves the heart to hope, the 
hand to toil, to suffer, to give. Love is the 
fulfilling of the law because it fills the law 
full of such, unselfish deeds, such simple 
charities, such sujdime devotions as shame 
the pretenses of those who say and do not — 
the hypocrites in the church or in society or 
in the state. We need to write it down in 
our books of social etiquette, in our manuals 
of citizenship, as well as in our gospel of 
grace and goodwill, that "All unrighteousness 
is sin." And we need also to emphasize 1 that 
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soever is not of faith is sin." It is of far 
wider application than the eating of meats 
offered to idols. It sweeps the whole field 
of Christian activities. It sets faith in the 
forefront of all the victorious forces that 
make for the elevation of human society and 
the salvation of the race. .The heroes of 
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How to be made free from sin is the prob- 
lem of the ages. The manifestation of Jesus 
Christ in the flesh to take away sin is the 
supreme proof of the love of God for the 
world. The apostolic statement is simple 
and sufficient : "He was manifest to take 
away sin ; and in him is no sin." The ac- 
ceptance of Christ as our atonement, our sin- 
offering, the divine-human sacrifice for sin, 
by faith and obedience, dignifies all our hu- 
man relations and brings us into the fellow- 
ship of the spirits of just men made perfect. 
It is God's way of perfecting his people, and 
there is no other way that promises so much 
and prevails so mightily in ttie making of 
manhood, in the refining of womanhood. The 
philosophy of it is in the statement: "Who- 
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New Movement Sunday-school Classes. 

One of the newest and best of all the 
movements for the increase in the attendance 
and power of the Sunday-school is that 
known as the Adult Bible Class Depart- 
ment. This department of the International 
work was organized at the last International 
Convention. The movement grew out of the 
well-known and painful fact that grown-up 
people have neglected the teaching work of 
the church almos.t entirely. They have con- 
sidered it a place and a work for little chil- 
dren alone and "they have felt that adults 
have no duties toward it nor interest in it. 
The so-called "Bible Classes" in these schools 
have been too often a failure and a farce. 
Small and precarious in attendance, weak in 
instruction, without purpose or enthusiasm, 
such classes have stood more as a problem 
than as a helpful factor in the Lord's work. 
1 It is proposed to change all this. The 
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where there are none, and in many schools 
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not a mere ideal. It is intensely practical. 
Many classes are being heard from with 
several hundred of members each. The 
movement is advancing rapidly. It is sweep- 
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Christian service. It is doubling many 
schools. It is reviving many dead churches. 
It is saving souls. Now there are certain 
features necessary to the New Movement 
Adult Bible Class. Here are some of the 
more prominent of these: 

1. Glass Organization. To effect this 
the class should elect its own President, 
Secretary and Treasurer, and any other of- 
ficers deemed necessary to conduct its af- 
fairs. 

2. The class should have a separate room 
for its meetings, where this is practicable. 
Where it is not, then liberal space should 
be given it in the church or hall, so that it 
may be as little disturbed as possible. Room 
should be provided for it to grow. 

3. The class should have a teacher who 
is not one of the officers, but whose sole 
duty should be to teach the class in the 
same course of lessons pursued by the rest 
of the Bible school. 

4. While the class is to have its own 
rules and regulations, it is to be a part of 
the main school, and to move in harmony 
with the school's plans, and best interests. 
It is never to' "set up for itself" as inde- 
pendent of the authority of the school. 

5. The class should have for its purpose 
the building up of the school. If it adopts 
a constitution of its own, this should be 
so framed as to make it auxiliary to the 
school in all its work. 

6. One main purpose of the class should 
be the enlistment of every member of the 
church and of all other adults in the com- 
munity. 

7. Every adult Bible class ought to have 
a number of standing committees, such as 
a committee to solicit members, one to wel- 
come strangers, one to find employment for 
those out of work, one to visit the sick, and 
carry flowers, etc., etc. Committees will 
suggest themselves as the class faces the 
needs of the community. One of the founda- 
tion principles of action and organization in 
such a class is to find ' something for every 
member to do. 

Having been appointed Superintendent of 
this department by the Interdenominational 
Sunday-school Executive Committee for 
Missouri, I desire to do all in my power to 
promote the movement in this state. I call 
upon all Superintendents and Teachers to 
assist me in this work. 

Start a class in your school. The way to 
start is to start. Here are a few hints as 
to how to do it : 

1. Gather up the old class which has 
fallen apart for lack of definite purpose and 



methods. Organize it. Give it a name. 
Start it on a new and larger life. 

2. Call a council of all who can be gotten 
together, and get as many as possible to 
agree to take up the new movement and try 
to enlist others. Make it a special work of 
the school for a few weeks or months. It 
will pay. 

3. Canvass the whole church and com- 
munity, from house to house for members. 
Patiently explain it, and get the people to 
see that it is something different and that 
it can be done. Get the officers of the church 
to lead in the movement. 

4. Get the minister to preach several 
sermons on the subject. Give him this for 
a text : "All the church and as many more 
in the Bible school." 

But I am sure that, once the spirit of 
the movement gets into the hearts of earnest 
workers, the way to start will soon be plain 
to them. 

I hope soon to have a supply of leaflets, 
etc., to circulate, giving information upon 
the movement. If in any way I can be help- 
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The Last Six Commandments.' 



Exod 20:12-17. 



DAILY READINGS. 



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Jesus on Filial Regard. 
Murder in the Heart. 
Lust is Adultery. 
Defraud His Brother. 
No Liar in Heaven. 
Covetousness. 



S. Topic. 



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Matt. 5:21-24. 
Matt. 5 -.27-32. 
1 Thess. 4:1-6. 
Rev. 22:11-15. 
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In continuing the study of the relation of 
the ten commandments to us, we may add to 
the daily scripture readings Matt. 22 :34-40. 
The whole table of the commandments is 
summed up in the obligation to love God su- 
premely and to love our neighbor as our- 
selves. This definition of Jesus should lo- 
cate us definitely and practically in our rela- 
tion to these ancient words. 

Read also Matt. 5:17-48; Mark 7:8-13; 
Luke 12:13-21; Romans 13:8-10; Ephes. 
6:1-3, 4:25-28. In these scriptures you will 
find every one of the six commandments of 
the second table. By these scriptures they 
are made a part of the Christian obligation. 
From this reaffirmation of these words we 
learn to what large degree the old covenant 
anticipated the New, and to what wide ex- 
tent the New is indebted to the Old. 

Jesus in Matthew 5 insists that it was his 
purpose to fulfill these laws. He put more 
meaning into them for us than for Israel. 
This fact should be given serious considera- 
tion. We should not be content with the 
legal observance of these words, but should 
seek to know how much meaning Jesus put 
into them, how much meaning Paul discov- 
ered in them, and then determine that we 
will use them to the full of their possibilities. 

What about the fifth? How do you treat 
your father and mother? Are you fulfilling 
this injunction which Paul repeats? Is your 
relation to your parents the stingy honor 
which the legal obligation calls for, or the 
abounding honor such as Jesus himself gave 
Mary and his foster father, Joseph ? 

Are you keeping the sixth commandment? 
Young man, do you go out hunting, to fish 
and to shoot for sport? What right have you 
to kill for your own pleasure any life which 
God gave to any humble creature? Young 
woman, why do you wear a dead bird on 
your hat? Does your pride compel some 
one to kill that your vanity may be gratified? 
If so you are a party to the crime of shed- 
ding innocent blood. 

What about the seventh commandment? 
Are your thoughts and desires pure? Jesus 
is unsparing in his comments upon this com- 
mandment. Our modern marriage customs 
shamefully disregard it. If Jesus knew God's 
purpose in this commandment, there are 
many respectable adulterers in our churches. 

Are you keeping the eighth? If you are 



employed, are you careful to give your fuK 
time and your best endeavor to your em- 
ployer ? Do you watch the clock and grieve 
if by chance you do not drop your work 012 
the minute? Are you conscientiously care- 
ful to give a full equivalent in all of life's 
relations? 

What about the ninth ? Is your word ab- 
solutely unquestioned? Do you always keep 
your promises, if need be, at the cost of seri- 
ous personal inconvenience ? Can you be de- 
pended upon to keep your engagements, to 
fulfill every trust ? Are you truthful in your 
pretensions? Have you one word for the 
face and another for the back of acquaint- 
ances ? Are you what you appear to be ? 

What about the tenth ? Are you quiet and 
content in the place where God has set you? 
Are you resting your burden of care upon 
him, or are you fretting yourself in envy? 

In whatever way we view these old com- 
mandments, given first to Israel, the more we 
marvel at their content for us. We can 
hardly conceive a relation of life which they 
do not affect in the most practical way. 



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People's Forum 



Mrs. Eddy's Teaching on Sin. 

To the Editor of The Christian-Evangelist: 

In your paper of May 9, you published 
a very scholarly article by Rev. J. M. Rudy, 
entitled, "Some Dangers of Christian Sci- 
ence," which I have read with much interest. 
The only danger, however, that I can find 
suggested is that Mrs. Eddy teaches the Un- 
reality of sin. 

It is not my desire to enter into a theo- 
logical discussion regarding the teachings of 
Christian Science, or the correctness of the 
same, but I would like to call the attention 
of your readers to just exactly what Mrs. 
Eddy means when she calls sin unreal. 

Briefly, the Christianly scientific fact is 
that nothing is real except that which God 
created. The Bible tells us that "All things 
were made by him ; and without him was not 
anything made that was made." Mrs. Eddy 
teaches that the things made by God must 
be eternal because God is infinite. She 
teaches that if God made everything that 
was made, and in the end saw that it was 
"very good," he could not have made any- 
thing that was evil. Hence, sin could not 
have been made by God, and is, therefore, 
unreal. Mrs. Eddy also teaches that man 
is spiritual, and that the spiritual man "made 
in the image and likeness of God" can no 
more sin, or be sick, than can God in whose 
image and likeness he is made. 

Now then, in speaking of mortal man, so- 
called, because there is no other way to de- 
scribe the material man, Mrs. Eddy sets 
forth very clearly how he is the result of 
sin. But mortal man — that is, the material 
man that is born in the flesh — is no more a 
spiritual reality than is sin ; and "the spirit- 
ual reality" all through Mrs. Eddy's writings 
is declared to be "the scientific fact." Mrs. 
Eddy teaches, therefore, that sickness, sin 
and death are unreal — that is, spiritually un- 
real — because God did not make them. If 
he had made them, they would be eternal, 
and no one would be able to escape them. 
Jesus not only taught us how to escape them, 
but he destroyed sickness and sin ; and, if 
they had been of God, the Father, the Son 
certainly would not have destroyed them, be- 
cause he said, "I come not to destroy, but to 
fulfill." 

In closing, I might state briefly that Mrs. 
Eddy teaches that sin and sickness are over- 
come by one and the same metaphysical pro- 
cess, namely : by understanding the spiritual 
unreality of both. You will also find in the 
tenets of the Christian Science Church that 
Mrs. Eddy declares that "the belief in sin is 

Eunished so long as it lasts." All through 
Irs. Eddy's writings she further teaches that 
the only way for mortal man to realize the 
unreality of sin is to cease sinning, and to 
further realize his absolute unity with God, 
Infinite Good. 

It is unfortunate that there is not a more 
spiritual language than the one commonly 
employed, in which those who desire to write 
of spiritual things can express themselves. 
In order to grasp the full meaning of the 
letter of Mrs. Eddy's teachings, it is abso- 
lutely essential to imbibe the spirit. Very 
sincerely yours, James A. Logwood, 

Publication Committee for the State of Mis- 
souri. 

[We are glad to give Mr. Logwood an 
opportunity to present Mrs. Eddy's view 
of sin, which is a very good test of the 
scripturalness and power of any religious 
'system or movement. The statement that 
"nothing is real except that which God 
created," so far from being "the Christianly 
scientific fact," is no fact at all. Cities, 
railroads, steamships, constitutions and 
governments are made by men, and are 
all very real. This is not saying that they 
are eternal. Reality is not the antithesis 
of eternity. "The things that are seen are 
temporal (not unreal), while the things 
that are unseen are eternal." Sin is the 
abuse of human freedom and is a reality, 



or else there would have been no provision 
made for man's redemption from its ruin- 
ous consequences. Sin was not made by 
God, but God made man free and he 
abused that freedom by disobeying 
Ihim. It is not "the belief in sin," 
that is, in the reality of sin — that is 
"punished so long as it lasts," but 
sin itself, and the love of sin. The mission 
of Christ in the world, and his death for 
our sins, emphasize the awful reality of 
■sin as the deadly foe to human happiness 
and well-being. We regret to say that 
Mrs. Eddy's writings do not show that she 
has grasped the New Testament idea of 
sin and the divine remedy therefor. The 
idea of unreal sin is sure to lead to an un- 
real Savior, to an unreal atonement, and 
to unreal forgiveness ; in a word, to an 
unreal Christianity. — Editor.] 




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LILLARD. 

On Wednesday morning, May 8, after a serious 
surgical operation, death came to Mrs. John T. 
Lillard, one of the most widely known and gen- 
erally beloved women of our city. Mrs. Lillard, 
who before her marriage, was Miss Sallie Wil- 
liams, was born January 4, 1854,, in Clinton, Tex. 
Two years later, she came with her parents to 
Bloomington, where she resided ever since. Her 
father, the late Hon. Robert E. Williams, was 
for many years a leading lawyer of Central Illi- 
nois, and her mother, whose maiden name was 
Martha Smith, possessed a beautiful character of 
winsome strength. On October 15, 1878, Miss 
Williams was married to Mr. John T. Lillard. 
Their wedded life was ideal in its happiness. Six 
sons grew up to useful and vigorous manhood in 
the refining and ennobling influence of that home. 
These sons are Robert W., of St. Louis; Thomas 
M., of Burlingame, Kan.; Erwin R., of Chi- 
cago; Paul; John T., Jr., and Charles Parke 
Lillard. of Bloomington. Besides these sons, 
Mrs. Lillard leaves one devoted sister, six 
brothers and her husband, to hallow the memory 
of her beautiful life. Mrs. Lillard was for more 
than forty years an aetive and loyal member of 
the First Christian Church of Bloomington. She 
possessed a sincerely and devoutly religious na- 
ture. From a child, she knew and ioved the 
Scriptures, and in her home the Bible was read 
and revered as the great Guide Book of Life. 
Mrs. Lillard's faith was of the triumphant kind— 
the kind that says, "I do not ask to see the dis- 
tant scene, one step enough for me." She 
trusted God and believed in his promises im- 
plicitly. When the crisis was confronting her, 
she met it as becometh a Christian. No one had 
more to live for, yet she said, "Whether I live 
or die, I am sure it is all right. God's will be 
done." For many years Mrs. Lillard kept a 
journal. It has been my privilege, as her pas- 
tor, to see some of its pages. On nearly every 
one is to be found evidences of her genuine, yet 
unostentatious piety. Following are the entries 
for four New Year's days: "Tanuary 1, 1904, 
Friday. As I begin my new year I cannot but 
feel anxious as to what is in store, but I can 
only pray God to give me grace and wisdom to 
meet the days as they come to me." "January 1, 
1905, Sunday. God grant this may be a year 
filled with health and prosperity and happiness, 
and best of all with true love and God's peace 
for me and mine." "January 1, 1906, Monday, 
knottier year stretches before me and I enter 
it with a heart full of gratitude to God for his 
many blessings and tender loving kindness. I 
have an overpowering sense of my own unworthi- 
nessand an intense desire to improve." "Jan- 
uary 1, 1907, Tuesday. As I 'take my pen in 
hand' to begin my New Year's record, my heart 
is overflowing with gratitude to God for his won- 
derful kindness. I have a keen sense of my un- 
worthiness, and a great longing to make the record 
of this year a more faithful record, to make it 
fuller of kindness and service to others." Mrs. 
Lillard was kind. Those who knew her best, say 
that if she ever wounded the feelings of a sin- 
gle soul, it was unintentional, and had she known 
it, pain would have been her portion. She was 
gracious. She was unselfish. It was just like 
her, while lying so ill in the hospital to share her 
flowers with a friend in a nearby ward in the 
same building. It was only characteristic of her 



lifelong gratitude to make the dying request that 
some token of her appreciation be given to each 
of the hospital nurses: But it was in her home 
that Mrs. Lillard's love shone luminously. Her's 
was a home-keeping heart. This mother was to 
these six sons all that great word can mean. She 
was a companion to each of them. She entered 
into all of their plans with zest, and when they 
needed sympathy, they went straight to her great 
mother's heart and found nealing and comfort. 
It is greater to be a good mother than to be 
anything else. 

"A' mother is a mother still. 
The holiest thing on earth." 

The funeral services were held on May 11, in 
the First Christian Church, in the presenoe of 
a large assembly of friends and relatives. The 
writer had charge of the services and was 
assisted by J. H. Gilliland, who for many years 
was Mrs. Lillard's pastor. The services were 
beautifully simple. The quartette choir sang, 
"The Home-Land," and "They are Gathering 
Homeward, One by One." At the suggestion of 
the family, the writer read, as the basis of his 
address, the following verses from First Corin- 
thians, thirteenth chapter, which set forth in epi- 
tome the character of Mrs. Lillard: 

"Charity suffereth long and is kind: charity 
envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not 
puffed up. ■ 

"Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not 
her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil. 

"Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the 
truth. 

"Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth 
all things, endureth all things. 

"Charity never faileth." 

Edgar D. Jones. 

PATTERSON. 

Miss Ella Patterson died at the home of Mr. 
was Mrs. Lillard's pastor. The services were 
3, 1907, after an illness of ten days of pneu- 
monia, aged 51 years, 1 month and 7 days. Her 
early life was spent in and near Concord, 111., 
at which place she became a member of the 
Christian church. Her life was a continuance 
of the profession she made in becoming a follower 
of Christ. The larger part or her life was spent 
in Jacksonville, 111., as a nurse in the State Blind 
Institution, the Passavant Memorial Hospital and 
as a private nurse. When the Old People's Home 
was organized, she became the first matron, serv- 
ing two years. She then came to Monmouth, 111., 
to be with her parents in their declining years, 
and here took up the work of private nursing 
again, her services being in demand almost con- 
stantly. While caring for a pneumonia patient, 
she contracted the same disease, which caused her 
death. Her earnest Christian life, her close ad- 
herance to the faith and her tender care of suf- 
ferers made her a friend of all with whom she 
made acqviaintance. "She went about doing 
good." D. E. Hughes, minister of the Mon- 
mouth, 111., Christian church, officiated both at 
the home in Monmouth and at the church in 
Concord, 111., where the remains were taken and 
put to rest. Her sisters, Miss Gertrude Patterson, 
Mrs. C. J. Burton, Mrs. Cora Halpin, Mrs. Clara 
Brockhouse and Mrs. Mary Filson, and one 
brother, William, and her father and mother are 
left to mourn her loss. 

STOW. 

Albert Cheney Stow was born July 5, 18 10, at 
Munroe Falls, Summit County, Ohio, and died 
within two miles of the place of his birth, June 
6, 1907. He lacked only twenty-nine days of 
being 97 years old. His ancestry was English 
on both sides. Lord Thomas Stow and Rev. 
Calvin E. Stowe, the husband of Harriet Beecher 
Stowe, were of the same family, only a little 
nearer the beginning. When William Stow, Al- 
bert's father, came to Ohio in June, 1809, he 
made the journey with his family with a yoke 
of oxen and one horse, and was over forty days 
on the road. 

Albert was 24 years old when he married 
Almira Barrett. 

Religiously, Mr. and Mrs. Stow were raised by 
Presbyterian parents, and were for several years 
members of the Presbyterian church, but since 
about the year 1846, sixty-one years ago, they 
have been faithful members of the Church of 
Christ, at Stow Corners. For many years Mr. 
Stow was one of the officers of this congrega- 
tion. He was one of the real pioneers of Sum- 
mit County, and his death has brought to a close 
one of the longest marriage records in the state 
and the nation. Nearly seventy-two years ago 
Uncle Albert and Aunt Almira were married. 

Mr. Stow was trained to service as a farmer. 
In this community his life was an open book. 
Whatever faults and weaknesses he had were 
clearly seen and known by his neighbors and 
friends who for many years have lovingly called 
him Uncle Albert. He was a man with _ con- 
victions on all subjects to which he gave his at- 
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Chapter III. — Modern Faith. 

The ride from the railway station was 
a brisk one of about two miles, during 
which the president had opportunity to 
rehearse the affair briefly, saying as they 
drew up to the steps of the dormitory: 

"James has done more for this insti- 
tution, by his manly stand, and this 
tragic ending, than a generation of 
preaching could have possibly done." 

Crowds of students stood in hushed 
attention to know the latest wprd, and 
the doctor came out into the hallway 
saying: "He fell into a calm sleep about 
an hour ago, and it is my judgment that 
we had better not allow any one to go 
into the room, or to make any disturb- 
ance until some change may seem nec- 
essary. His life depends upon it, and 
even his friends will no doubt give up 
the pleasure of seeing him for an hour, 
if it means his life, I am sure." 

"Ladies, this is Dr. Reid, who is a re- 
turned missionary from Turkey. 

"Doctor, this is James' mother, and 
this is a trained nurse wtio will be in at- 
tendance at Mrs. Gordon's request," said 
the president in a subdued tone. 

"What have you done for him, doc- 
tor?" was the first question the mother 
asked. 

"Upon examination I found three ribs 
badly stove in, which I succeeded in 
bringing to place as I had not hoped to 
do at first. His frozen hands I have had 
bandaged properly after finding that the 
frost had disappeared from them in a 
marvelous way, which I do not under- 
stand. Were it in the days of miracles 
I should say that one has certainly been 
performed. I was at first positive that 
they were frozen so badly that it would 
he necessary to amputate them. But we 
can tell better after finding how great 
a region of the flesh has been and still 
is involved. However, I do not an- 
ticipate that such a course will now be 
necessary, owing to the rapid change 
that has seemed to be coming over the 
patient since about a quarter to ten." 

Mrs. Gordon and the nurse exchanged 
significant glances, while President 
Brown led the way to the drawing room, 
and seated them before a glowing fire- 
place, where a dozen nimble hands were 
ready to take their wraps. 

"On learning that you are a returned 
missionary, doctor, I am confident that 
you will be in sympathy with what I am 
strongly impressed to confide to you at 
this, the beginning of our acquaintance," 
said Mrs. Gordon. 

"I am a firm believer in the Word of 
God, and have been led to hold the 
promises as literally true and applying 
to those who, in Christ, claim them by 
faith. I accept all that Christ has pur- 
chased with his redemptive blood, as be- 
longing to me and my children. Not 
that I can claim any superior right or 
exclusive privileges which may not ap- 
ply to any redeemed soul who has ac- 
cepted the finished wprk of the Cross, 
but relying entirely upon what Christ 
has been made to us, as Paul puts it: 
'Wisdom from God, and righteousness, 
and sanctification, and redemption, even 



the redemption of our bodies,' in this 
life while God has a purpose for us here 
in the mortal frame." 

"I am glad to have the privilege of 
hearing this, my good woman," said the 
doctor, "and of becoming acquainted 
with an exponent of these views, par- 
ticularly one who lays the basis with 
such certainty upon the word of God and 
the redemption of Christ. Kindly pro- 
ceed to state your position. I have 
long wanted to know this way more cer- 
tainly, but I confess to naving had seri- 
ous doubts thrust upon my mind by 
the inconsistencies and vagaries of cer- 
tain would-be exponents of this doctrine, 
and have been rather inclined to hold it 
in abeyance." 

"Just so, doctor. Satan has ever been 
alert to counterfeit the true coin of the 
Kingdom, and thus either use it to his 
own purpose or debase its currency with 
the children of God. It has ever been so 
with all truth in the time when there 
was great need of its proper emphasis, 
the evil one has tried to destroy its 
force by making it seem false to those 
to whom it was sent. Thus it was with 
Him, who was the truth. Satan blinded 
the hearts of His own people, that they 
received him not, but to as many as re- 
ceived him, he , gave them the wisdom of 
God and the power of God, for healing 
and holy living, even to them that be- 
lieved on his name. 

"Doctor, he is just the same to-day. 
His seamless robe is beside every bed 
of pain, the same as is his saving power 
extended to every one who calls upon 
him for salvation from sin. 

"The prophet Isaiah foretold his mis- 
sion as that of Savior from sin and heal- 
er from sickness. And the inspired 
Matthew quotes Isaiah as authority, 
when setting forth the mission of our 
Savior upon earth, in these words : "His ( 
name shall be called Jesus, for he shall' 
save his people from their sins." Such 
was the Emanuel, or God-with-us, of 
which Isaiah in another place spoke. 
And he also foretold 'He himself took 
our infirmities and bare our sicknesses.' 
And when the Apostle Matthew saw 
them bringing unto him the sick at even- 
ing, when he healed all that were sick, 
he recalled that it was in fulfillment of 
Isaiah's words. (See Matthew 8:16, 17.) 

"Truly, doctor, Jesus Christ is the 
same yesterday, to-day and forever, for 
he is the Lord, who changes not. 

"If the ills are not removed then it must 
be because God wills them, or because 
we have not complied with his will. In 
either case it would be inconsistent to 
seek release other than by submitting 
to the will of God, as revealed in the 
volume Pf the written word. 

"Upon this basis the true believer can 
with confidence take his stand, and ex- 
pect the Father of our spirits and the 
framer of our bodies to do for him abun- 
dantly above what he can ask or think, 
according to the promises. 

"I do not say that persons to whom 
this faith has not been given, can do it, 
until they have surrendered at least to 
the will of God completely. It is said 



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by our Master that the world could not 
receive the Holy Spirit, because it would 
not see him nor hearken to him. 'Not 
as the world' you know is the motto of 
God's children, and yet he is rich unto 
all who call upon him in sincerity. Yea, 
he has promised that whosoever comes 
unto him shall in no wise be cast out. 

"I am satisfied, doctor, that multi- 
tudes do not come to him for salvation, 
much less for healing, because they have 
not so been taught. Error has obtained. 
It is generally taught that these things 
have no place in the world to-day be- 
cause they have been supplanted by medical 
science. 

"It could be as reasonably affirmed 
that the power for regeneration has been 
recalled since these schools of science 
and knowledge have met the needs of 
man through culture and ethical train- 
ing." 

"Would you do away with the physi- 
cian then, in this holding?" asked the 
doctor. 

"No," was the quick reply. "For the 
consecrated man of God there is great 
need to-day, to do as you have doubt- 
less done in hundreds of cases. Not to 
give poisonous drugs, as a rule, but to en- 
quire into the actual needs of the system 
and build up weak constitutions by prop- 
er nourishments and advice as to hy- 
gienic living. Even to pray the prayer 
of faith and teach the sick to relv upon 
the omnipresent Christ, for salvation, 
healing and clean living. 
Jesus: 'Behold thou art 
sin no more lest a worse 
thee.' 

"I am not sure, doctor, but that the 
coming man is to be a physician. A 
man who can see the unseen and who will 
stand between the living- and the dead 
and proclaim the way of life more 
abundantly." 

"I can not tell you, Mrs. Gordon, how 
deeply thankful I am for this talk, which 
I have been drinking in in silence," 
said President Brown. "I, too, with Dr. 
Reid, have long wanted to hear this 
message. There is one question I desire 
to ask. Pardon me, but does not the 
absence of evidence to confirm this doc- 
trine, in these days, militate against its 
reception, and make it quite probably a 
thing of the past. We have been teach- 
ing these years, you know, that such 
signs were given as a seal to the Mas- 
ter's mission, and as he fulfilled that, 
these were no longer needed and apparent- 
ly had ceased." 

"I will answer your question by some 
others," said Mrs. Gordon. "Does God's 
word teach it? It does not matter s.o 
much what man thinks or teaches, we 
ought to 'seek unto God on behalf of 
the living,' says the prophet. 'To the 
law and ' the testimony, if they speak 
not according to this word, it is because 
there is no light in them.' 

"Have we not a record for four hun- 
dred years after Christ ascended, of this 
power? Has it not been held and taught 
by the fe-rr all down through the ages? 
Martin Luther, John Weslev and others 
have left us records of answered prayer 
for the sick in their times. And even in 
our own time we are not without many 
infallible proofs, and yet the absence 
of these would not disprove the doctrine 
any more than would the absence of 
conversion disprove the plan of redemp- 
tion. Would it not rather prove the 
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count God true and faithful to his prem- 
ises, and leave the limitation with man?" 
"i' confess that I see the point, madam, 
and I am fully satisfied with your ex- 
position," said President Brown. "There 
is yet one question I will ask you: 
Would not this practice, if perfected, 
procure immortality in this life? Beg 
pardon," said he, in the same breath, "I 
see the answer to my own question. It 
did not in the time of Christ, nor in the 
days of his apostles, for those who were 
raised from the dead and healed from 
sickness, dkd, else they would have con- 
tinued to this present time." 

"No, there is a limit in the Word, 
wherein it is appointed once for man to 
die, and we are only encouraged to ask 
according to the will of God. I regard 
the New Testament as his latest and per- 
fect will. We are limited there with a 
provision for the final sleep of the faith- 
ful, but not until their work is finished, 
when they 'depart to be with the Lord,' 
'and their works do follow them.' But. 
gentlemen, you will excuse me, I must 
be with my precious boy. I am trust- 
ing the Lord to spare him to us. That 
assurance was certainly given to me in 
the words of the Savior for Lazarus. We 
got it as we came: This sickness is not 
unto death, but for the glory of God 
that the Son of God may be glorified 
thereby." 

The doctor led the way to the room 
where James was resting. Mother 
Gordon kneeled at the cot and kissed 
the bruised lips softly, and then with 
her hand upon his forehead she lifted 
her gentle voice up to God in prayer: 
"Father, thou who didst not spare thine 
only begotten Son, but gave him freely 
to redeem the world from sin and sor- 
row, I thank thee that thou hast spared 
my son, through him, at this' time, even 
as thou hast granted thine handmaiden's 
prayers while she was yet calling. _ O 
Father, in the name of Jesus the Christ, 
let this recovery be speedy, and in full 
accord with thine own plan. 

"Thou hast said in thy precious Word 
that if thy spirit dwell in us. he shall 
quicken this mortal body by his indwell- 
ing. By the power pi thy mighty spirit 
let thy work of restoration in this bruised 
body be complete in thine own time and 
for thine own glory. Amen." 

At the sound of her voice James 
seemed to arouse as from a sound sleep, 
and spoke the last words after her, "For 
thine own glory, Amen." 

As he opened his eyes he saw his 
mother's face and looked bewildered. "It 
is mother, Jamie," said one with that ten- 
derness which a mother's voice can alone 
command. "O, mother, I have had a 
wonderful vision and seemed to see and 
hear things which I can not tell about." 

"No, Jamie, dear, do not try to now, 
you are too weak." 

"Oh, yes, I remember," said he, as he 
stopped and thought. Lord, forgive them, 
they were under the influence of rum. I 
pray that they may repent and turn from 
their sins to God," he continued. 

"Yes, yes, dear, but you must not talk 
nor exercise yourself now; mother is 
with you and you are safe. Sleep 
again." » 

So saying she gave him a nourishing 
drink and soothed his brow and he slept 
as soundly as a babe. 

"If he sleep he shall do well," quoted 
Mrs. Gordon, for she seemed to do 
everything in accordance with some 
passage of Scripture, which found ex- 
pression upon her lips as naturally as her 
common conversation. 

Turning the lights down she beckoned 
the doctor aside and held a whispered 
conversation with him. 

"His case is a marvel," said the doc- 



tor. "Under similar circumstances I 
have found the fever high and the pa- 
tient delirious for days. And often in 
cases as severe as his was I have known 
them to collapse within a few hours. 
Perhaps I had better remain until morn- 
ing, in any event, to satisfy myself of 
the results'." 

"I shall be pleased to have you follow 
the case carefully," said Mrs. Gordon. 
Upon which President Brown requested 
the doctor to take a spare room near by. 
This he did, and Mrs. Gordon and_ the 
nurse rested upon cots near the patient. 
(Continued next week.) 

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in the case of your husband, your father, 
or your dearest woman friend. 

2. Don't write your name on a blank 
piece of paper. Many women have done it 
and bitterly regretted it for the rest of 
their days. 

3. Don't give an unlimited power of at- 
torney to any one. If it is absolutely nec- 
essary to give one at all, be sure that it is 
given only for what it is needed, and limit 
the time as much as possible. 

4. Don't do anything in business mat- 
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tells you you should not do. 

5. In short, don't give any promise or 
sign any paper whatever until you are sure 
you know the legal effect of it on yourself 
and your family. 

6. Don't write anything, even in a friend- 
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to have used as evidence in court. On the 
other hand, 'don't destroy any letter or 
paper which may have a bearing on a busi- 
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7. Don't consent to- your husband's as- 
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by extravagant living. 

8. Don't buy furniture, books or any- 
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pay cash. If you think of buying on the in- 
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The wind went straight through the 
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plaid shawl of little Maggie Gamble, 
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"We can stand it, Meg, 'cause we know 
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though we's just alone, has she, Meg?" 
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his voice chirky. 

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weren't they, Ben, that Mr. Myers had 
hangin' up?" And the chirkiness in lit- 
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the shirts, I ain't goin' a step further. 
I'll take a cut to Ned Trundell's, and 
help make that woodchuck trap, an' you 
can _ tell ma just what you like." 
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tumbled down. 

"I guess I can stan' it, Ben!" 

"Course you can stan' it! What do 
you go there to those meetin's at the 
schoolhouse for, pretendin' to be one of 
them Juniors, an' right down in earnest 
"bout gettin' through things honor 
bright, if you can't stan' a little thing 
like sausages left out o' supper?" 

"But there won't be no supper with- 
out we get the sausages; ma said so!" 

"Huh! You trust ma for that! She 
never did get up a stump yet; an' if she 
did, I guess one supper more or less don't 
count for much. But it's bad enough 
havin' to tell mother we didn't get the 
money, after her sittin' up half the night 
to get them shirts done, without goin' 
home blubberin'. Don't we say, every 
time we stan' up an' repeat that pledge 
with the rest o'' them, that we'll try to 
do — at least, that's the sense .of it? And 
now you ain't tryin' no more'n one that 
don't take a pledge. You can try hard 
enough, Meg, if you want to." 

The words were very masterfully 
spoken, but, for all that, Ben lifted a 
corner ,of the blue-checked apron under 
the plaid shawl, and wiped the tears 
away from his little sister's face as ten- 
derly as a mother might have done. 

When at last the tears stopped, and, 
after a sob well-nigh as big as the little 
girl herself, a long breath of relief was 
drawn, he said, helpfully: 

"There, I knowed as how you could 
do it, if you .onlv got a-top o' it. There 
is a great deal in gettin' top o' things, 
Meg, and we can get top o' not havin' 
sausages for supper, I reckon, even if 
our stomachs be ^ little hankerin'. And 
you see, if we get top o' it, then ma'll 
weather it; 'cause if she thinks we d.on't 
care, then she don't care — that is, not 
nigh so much." 

_ And, having thus spoken, the brave 
little man clasped his sister's roughly 
mittened hand, and together the two 
trudged forward. 

Fifteen minutes later they reached a 
weather-beaten house on the edge of a 
clearing; and, opening th do.or, Ben said 
quickly, as if bound to have the worst 
over: 

"Here we are, ma; but you will have 
to wait for the money, 'cause Mr. Tyce 
ain't home." 

The pale, tired-eyed little woman, 
placing the kettle over the cracked stove, 
turned quickly. 

"Oh, didn't you get the money?" Al- 
most despairing was the voice, and tears 
sprang to her eyes, but the next instant 
she turned that her little ones might not 
see the disappointment mirrored in her 
face. 

"Oh, now, ma, 'tain't as though we 
weren't sure of it when he comes back," 
said Benny, bravely, taking a step to- 
ward his mother, and looking up plead- 
ingly into the swimming eyes. 

"But I am so tired, so faint. It is 
such a hard, bitter life!" And then she 
caught sight of Benny's brave look, and 
Meg's pitifully patient one; and, swift 
as a flash of a wing, the light came back- 
to her face, the lips parted in a smile, 
and a beautiful touch of color swept the 
cheeks. 

"Bless you. dears! If you can bear it, 
I guess T can." She reached and took 
the children in her arms and kissed 
them : and. though there were tears in 
the caress, Ben tossed his cap to the 
ceiling, crying exultantly, "Didn't I tell 
you. Meg. as how if you an' I stood it, ma 
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Around the Gulf to Mexico 




By J. Breckenridge Ellis. 




New Orleans. 

March 24. On the train coming from 
Marshall, Texas'. Have ridden all night 
'in the chair car. Wonder how people 
feel who ride in Pullmans? I suppose 
they are bloated . with the pride ,of 
wealth and ease. At 9 o'clock last night 
we backed into the important city of 
Shreveport. Our car has a little smoking 
room with seats for only five gentlemen. 
Apparently every man on the car wants 
to sit for a smoke; they cpme and look 
in and go and come again. The first 
five occupants never budge, and one of 
them doesn't smoke. They pretend not 
to see the wistful faces that flit and 
hover about the narrow door. At 1 
o'clock this morning we enter Alexan- 
dria, La. It is a town of such impor- 
tance that it deserves a description. 
Looking from one side ,of the car I see 
a row of electric lights; from the other, 
a line of bulky freight cars. While the 
train waits I hear the trill of frogs. Fire- 
flies hover in the gloom. Far to the 
right a great heap of straw is afire, — 
golden streamers, with a heart of blood- 
red. Evidently a live city! 

I am anxious to see how Louisiana 
lo.oks, but although it is morning, noth- 
ing is to be seen. A heavy vapor covers 
everything. Just below Baton Rouge 
Junction, coffee and sandwiches are 
brought on, the waiters plunging out of 
a white cloud. At 6 the mist begins 
to roll in great balls. It drifts over flat 
lands. The sun, like a sharp-edged 
blade cuts through, here and there, and 
you see its silver gleam before the va- 
por billows over it. Now the dense 
whiteness wraps itself about every car 
window, and now the sun-blade comes 
chopping through again. The car 
rushes on, the sun triumphs, and flat fields 
spread out before you, marked by deep 
parallel ditches. Between the ditches 
are green plants about a foot high; su- 
gar cane. That is all you see for miles 
and miles; sugar cane and ditches, with 
occasionally a great stretch of water 
which is not a swamp, but a rice field. 
Here is the Mississippi river — the same 
old river it was when I was born near it 
some summers ago; doesn't seem to have 
grown any. The train starts across the 
bridge and suddenly stops. I poke my 
head out the window with the air of 
an experienced traveler and see the wa- 
ter racing along in front of the cow- 
catcher. In fact we are n.ot upon a 
bridge, but a ferry boat. Here is a 
double ride, — train and boat at once. 
Of course this is mere child's play to 
our gulf-vovage soon to begin, but one 
may enjoy it while affecting stoicism. 

New Orleans! The city .of history, ro- 
mance and song. We go into the dirty 
little waiting room with its flies and dust, 
and try to find out about our steamer; 
it will sail, we hear, in two days. We 
secure a hackman who puts Jebly's tricy- 
cle in front, and away we go to the 
steamship company's office to find out 
for sure if the steamer will sail in two 
days. Our hackman is named Mr. 
Buckley. He is a gray-haired boy of 
about 60, full of inexhaustible monologue. 
As he drives us along he keeps the 
stream flowing. When the wheels and 
hoofs do not deafen us, we sometimes 
catch a few of his words. We drive 
across a dock where baled cotton, 
pressed and unpressed, stands waiting 



for its steamer. A ship is moored at the. 
edge of the dock with the staircase 
reaching to the dusty boards; just such 
a one as we will sail on. A lady carry- 
ing a valise comes to the foot of the 
stairway and a midshipman, or second 
mate, or something waves her aloft, just 
as we shall be waved al.oft when our 
"City of Mexico" sails for Tampico. As 
Mr. Buckley drives us from the rougher 
part of the river district, we gather that 
he is telling us about the time the Yan- 
kees were in the city. We get the word 
"Carpetbag." Also from his gusty elo- 
quence a few phrases are wafted to us 
indicating that he does not believe the 
m.osquitoes played any part in the yel- 
low fever plague. "It was all graft," he 
says, addressing his horses, "all a politi- 
cal job." It was no use telling him we 
couldn't hear what he said. When we 
came to the steamship office and went 
up, we found to our dismay that the boat 
sailed only twice a month, and it had 
left only the evening before. Oh, Gra- 
vette, Gravette! If thou hadst not kept 
us there nine and a half hours! So 
there was to be no gulf-voyage after all; 
we couldn't wait; there was a pressing 
need to make the round trip as so.on as 
might be. With gloomy hearts we came 
back to the hack and found Mr. Buckley 
talking to his horses'. He was simply 
bubbling over with words and he had 
to keep wiping his mouth with the back 
of his hand. His eyes twinkled, and a 
wise .old smile was always running along 
the wrinkles about his mouth. I think 
it made him glad just that he was Mr. 
Buckley. 

We would have to buy new tickets 
from New Orleans to Mexico City — by 
land. And Morton didn't have enough 
money to get his; and Jebly and I didn't 
have enough to lend. So we went to a 
telegraph office where Morton tele- 
graphed home for money. In spite of 
our disappointment, I think his tele- 
graphing for money sort of cheered him 
up. It sounded s.o prosperous. And it 
was something to tell about. "When I 
was in New Orleans I telegraphed home 
for money," etc. Before securing a 
rooming place we decided to hunt up a 
Plattsburg man who lived in New Or- 
leans. He was not a man that had ever 
spoken to me if he could avoid it when 
we both lived at home in Plattsburg. I 
don't mean that he disliked me in the 
least, but mir spheres of life were so re- 
mote that he hardly knew I was on the 
earth. Still, it seemed the thing to hunt 
him up while in this foreign land. So 
we drove twenty blocks al.ong Canal 
street and then plunged into the French 
quarter and bounced and dumped over 
the cobble-stones while Mr. Buckley 
burst into one hilarious reminiscence 
after another for his sole edification. I 
wish I could have heard .one of his thou- 
sand tales from start to finish, but as he 
always addressed his face to the horses, 
sometimes a block would be passed be- 
fore his words came down to us. At 
last we came to the address of our .old- 
time acouaintance, and great was my 
pleasure to learn that he was out of the 
city. We were spared the pains of pre- 
tending to be glad to see each other. We 
were driven out of the French quarter 
back the twenty blocks of Canal street, 
and came to the St. Charles Mansion 
where we had already secured our 
room. We gave Mr. Buckley $5, at least 



half of which was spent on going to see 
the man we didn't want to see, and he 
left us with regret and with urgent re- 
quest that we call on him at 721 Julia 
street, whenever we wanted to spend an- 
other $5. "If I'm not there, leave word 
with the .old woman," he said. I forgot 
to tell that as he was driving us through 
a tenement district in quest of the man 
we had once seen, the boys in the street 
shouted after us, "The bobba is looking 
fall you! The bobba is looking fah 
you." As we did n.ot understand this, 
the boys set out on a run after us, shout- 
ing, "The bobba is aftah you!" 

Mr. Buckley was immensely delighted, 
and shouted down from his high seat 
that I was the man the bobba was look- 
ing for. I wanted t.o know who the 
bobba was. "You'll have to excuse 
those boys," he said with tender pride, 
"they're just full of mischief. If they 
see a man wearing a straw hat before 
Easter Sunday, — that's next Sunday, — 
they cry, 'Dewey, boom! Dewey, boom!' 
And they keep crying it till the fellow 
generally is glad to get off the street. 
Same way, when a fellow has pretty 
long hair, they say that the bobba is 
after vou." That evening I went to a 
"bobba" and had my hair cut. 

The St. Charles Mansion has an ele- 
vator and that was convenient for Jebly. 
We occupied the same room. There 
was a pretty fireplace, a little window 
high from the floor with iron bars, 
though one must have scaled a pretty 
long ladder to have been in danger of 
falling out, and another window, opening 
like the door, upon a balcony that cir- 
cled round a court. It was a large room 
and well furnished, for $i..SO a day. We 
laughed at the mosquito-bars swinging 
over the beds, for April was some weeks 
off. "I'm not going to sleep under that 
thing," said Morton. I asked the eleva- 
tor boy if there were any mosquitoes. 
"No, sah," he answered. It looks like 
there might be, for it is as hot as Au- 
gust at home, and half the gutters are 
open sewers. As you drive along beau- 
tiful broad streets, you see the green 
and yellow water standing under slug- 
gish scum on either hand; and vou smell 
it, top. No wonder there are no wells 
in the city! People who do not use the 
city water have cisterns standing in their 
back yards upon posts. They look like 
enormous barrels, iron-hooped. Howev- 
er, the city is spending $18,000,000 in put- 
ting its sewerage under ground, and 
about half the work is done; while im- 
mense ditches and canals show where 
the good work is going on. We had an 
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11 the next morning. "By that time," 
says Morton, "I'll have the money I tel- 
egraphed for." And I thought he 
strutted just a trifle. Coming from the 
station — not the dirty one, — you pass a 
green hill embroidered with full bloom 
roses. Four stone terraces rise from 
its summit, and from them a high pillar; 
upon the pillar stands the figure of a 
man with folded arms. It is Lee. His 
stone face looks upon beautiful St. 
Charles street with its huge palms and 
magnolia trees, behind which rise impos- 
ing buildings with graceful balconies and 
cool separated columns. 

That night we went down St. Charles 
street to where it empties into Canal 
street, the main thoroughfare and divid- 
ing line of the city. Canal street has 
four street car tracks in the middle, and 
every one of them is doing business all 
the time. On each side of the tracks is 
a carriage way, about 75 feet wide. A 
double row of electric lights go all the 
way up and down Canal street for more 
than three miles. Apparentlv nobody 
had gone to church, for the scene was 
one of endless variety and countless 
multitudes. The four lines of street cars 
were whizzing, jangling bells and 
flashing in a bewildering manner. More 
pretty women than I had seen in all my 
life were crossing the street or passing 
in misty clouds of fluffy white up the 
pavements. A phonograph in front of 
the Thaw-White Moving Pictures was 
giving us, "Here am I, waiting in the 
church." Automobiles were flying past 
on their way to Toulane street, where the 
opera house may have been open. The 
shop windows were on Sunday night 
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stock. There were innumerable ice cream 
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the most interesting element of all the 
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some way to get it scattered over the 
country. This concentration of charm- 
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very well for New Orleans, but what 
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When we went back to our room late 
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dreams for Jebly's tricycle, we sat down 
in our room to talk about it. At first it 
seemed that the zizzing of the electric 
cars was still ringing in our ears, but in 
a mighty short time we discovered that 
what we heard was the song of the 
night mosquito. He was in the room in 
great evidence. He was all about us. 
He was after us. So we fled for the 
hills, that is, the swinging bars that 
hung in festoons from the attic ceilings 
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We are going to give another ice cream 
social for our orphan, just as we did last 
summer. When Charlie's mother was dy- 
ing, one of the last wishes she expressed 
was that her little boy and girl might be 
educated. The little girl, Bessie, is now 
living with, a family in southern Missouri, 
who are giving her all necessary care ; but 
Charlie has never been adopted, and as 
he has only one limb he is not able to take 
part in the rough-and-tumble game of life, 
such as usually engages boys left without 
parents and without a cent in the world. 

That is why the Advance Society is try- 
ing to educate Charlie. We want to make 
that mother's prayer come true. And if 
we are able to do it, it will be God an- 
swering the prayer, after all, won't it? 

But it's pretty hard to interest people in 
an orphan whom they have never seen ex- 
cept upon a printed page. However, lots 
of people have taken interest in Charlie — 
children in particular — and I have received 
mites from all over the land to be used in 
buying his clothes and mending his 
crutches, and paying his way to visit his 
■sister and to take other much-needed rests 
from the close city life. 

This year I wish you would do a little 
extra for Charlie, and I will tell you why: 
It was a great disappointment to him, nat- 
urally, that he didn't get to take a vaca- 
tion and a trip to see Bessie. He didn't 
complain, but I know it was a pretty se- 
vere test to his courage, because I know 
how I'd have felt had I been in his place. 
But the ladies of the Orphans' Home need 
him to help them move into their new 
quarters, so> he has to stay in St. Louis. It 
will be all the same to him .a hundred 
years from now, of course, but he must 
worry through these years before he gets 
to where he won't care. 

But there is something for Charlie a 
good deal more important than vacations, 
and that is an education. He would rather 
have that than anything else, and it is we 
who are trying to fit him up for a useful 
life. Last year we gave him an ice cream 
social on August 3. Everybody who 
couldn't come (and nobody came) sent 10 
cents for a saucer of the best ice cream in 
Bentonville. The brand of the ice cream 
was called Charlie's Education Fund. That 
ice cream took in $179.05. That's a pretty 
good nest egg for an education, but there'll 
have to be some more eggs laid before we 
can hatch out a business course of any 
great extent. Besides what was taken in 
at the 'social, he already had an education 
fund which had been drained for other ex- 
penses till it was down to $48.40. There- 
fore, Charlie has at present, toward an 
education, $227.45. 

Now, let's raise that. Who wants to> 
have a hand in educating an orphan? Who 
wants to be one among thousands who are 
joining together with their dimes from 
Japan to Seattle to help a little boy make 
a true man? Then come to> our ice cream 
social, August 3. 

Of course, nobody wants you really to 



come, you know. This is the way you do 
it : You conclude to buy a saucer of ice 
cream at this social, and you send me the 
price for that saucer, knowing that you'll 
get no ice cream, and I put the money in 
Charlie's education fund. You say, "But I 
want some ice cream !" Surely you don't 
expect to get sure-enough ice cream at 
any kind of a social, do you? That frozen 
mixture isn't made of cream. No, no. You 
go to a social to have a good time, and if 
you can't have a good time by coming to 
this one (in imagination) I don't know 
where you would be satisfied. You won't 
have to sit in a hot room, or listen to in- 
strumental solos, or hear long and tire- 
some speeches. You can just get up and 
go whenever you please. Now, do come ! 

You say, "But what am I going to get 
for my fifteen cents?" (Please note how 
artfully we have introduced the subject of 
what's to pay). What do you get? Not 
cornstarch and blue milk, doled out by the 
gill, to be sure; but the satisfaction of 
knowing that you are helping the helpless, 
and that if you hadn't sent that 15 cents 
for a saucer of ice cream Charlie would 
lack just that much of knowing all about 
book-keeping and shorthand and typewrit- 
ing, and partial payments, and those other 
distressingly useful matters that help to 
make life worth living. 

You say, "But why do I have to give 15 
cents for a saucer, when last summer I 
only gave 10 cents?" I don't know what 
makes you so full of dispute and conten- 
tion to-day, but I can answer you without 
hesitation. It's the Pure Food law. Every- 
thing has gone up. Not that the food is 
purer, bflt there is a law. and out of re- 
spect to it we must charge higher for 
things. The 10-cent magazines are now 
selling for 15 cents, and we are obliged to 
charge 15 cents for this ice cream because 
we want to get Charlie educated, and the 
price of education has gone up like every- 
thing else. 

Last summer some gave ice cream socials 
in the towns where they lived — socials 
where real ice cream was eaten — for Char- 
lie's benefit. The people were told all 
about Charlie, and they came and bought 
the ice cream, and when the ones who were 
giving the social had paid themselves for 
expenses, they 'sent what they had cleared 
to me to be put in the rest of our social 
receipts. That was a great help ; Couldn't 
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as you can, and let us hear from you. 

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July ii, 1907. 



FIFTY=SEVE.NTH YEAR. 



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Will you kindly furnish full address and 
rates of postage? We are greatly inter- 
ested in the grand work the Av. S. is doing 
for the Master." Full address, South 
Chihli Mission, Tai Ming-fu. North China. 
Postage, 5 cents on a letter, but on papers 
you have to trust the postmaster. 

O. Garrison Kitchen, of Louisville, in 
sending his weekly offering, usually of 50 
cents, writes : "This, in the name of love 
and advancement of my fellow being. The 
Lord be praised. May he accept it as my 
humble way of showing appreciation for his 
bounteous kindnesses. Through the Av. 
S. for Drusie, that dauntless little spirit of 
God, or to any one to whom it may do its 
tiny bit of good." 

The 393rd to join the Av. S. — that was 
way back in 1898 — was Donnie Swift, of 
Billings, Mo. She was a little bit of a girl 
then, and her older brother, who sent in 
her name, was only II. It was in the sum- 
mer, in June, that they sent in their names 
as members, and now in the summer, nine 
years after, comes a well-kept Av. S. re- 
port from Donnie Swift. I am prouder 
than I can tell of these old members who 
still show an interest in the Av. S. Also 
comes Grace Everest, of Oklahoma City, 
with her tenth report. She secured one of 
our prizes last year. 

Drusie R. Malott, North China: "Per- 
haps some do not know that soap is quite 
a luxury here in China. Only the officials 



and higher classes in China use it. The 
masses can hardly afford good water, much 
less soap. This was impressed upon me 
the other day when the woman who does 
my sewing told me she had no soap in her 
house, and that whenever she washed her 
little boy's head, or needed water for any 
particular purpose, she had to send out on 
the street and buy hot water. Hot water 
can be bought for several cash a can — a 
third or fourth of a cent of our money. 
How thankful you of the homeland should 
be for blessings which often you do not 
think of at all" (unless they get in our 
eyes. I hope no little boy who gets his 
head washed often will be wishing himself 
a Chinaboy). "May 27 the schools are dis- 
missed for the summer, as that is wheat 
harvest this summer. Each year there is 
a certain date set for wheat harvest, and 
everybody that possibly can harvests on 
that day. Those with no grain of their 
own wait around the edges of fields till 
owners have finished gathering, then all 
rush in with their rakes, and oh! what 
a cloud of dust ! ' You can hardly see the 
gleaners, but it doesn't take long for 
them to clean up a small Chinese field. 
I send loving greetings to all who help 
by prayers, words of encouragement, or 
gifts." 

Don't forget August 3. Tell y.our 
friends about it. 

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Advice to Girls. 

Many a young woman who deserves a 
good man for a life companion has jumped 
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and gone through life embarrassed the rest 
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kind-hearted "Webb City Register." John- 
ny is all right as an ice cream boy, and as 
a slot machine with which to get chewing 
gum and bonbons, but when it comes to 
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Exchange. 

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Turning Knocks into Boosts. 

Ike Newton fell asleep. An apple 
bumped into his slumbers. Ike rubbed the 
bump and looked at the apple. Then he 
discovered the law of gravitation. A Phil- 
adelphia man slipped on a banana skin and 
slid into a train of thought on the side- 
walk. While people were laughing at him 
that Philadelphia man was looking at the 
banana skin. He was a professor. He 
had a laboratory. He bought a nickel's 
worth of bananas and started experiment- 
ing. Then he discovered that from the 
soft, white, creamy pulp he could make 
breakfast food, sugar, flour, cakes and 
candies, paper, alcohol, coffee, cloth, an 
imitation of scrambled eggs, an imitation 
of veal and mutton, an imitation of figs 
and raisins, a banana butter and a banana 
bread. 

In his case the skin game was profitable. 
Here's a lesson that fortune and success 
are not merely knocking at your door; they 
are barking at your shins, digging you in 
the ribs, trying to uppercut and jab their 
way into your understanding. The next 
bump you get, don't call down maledictions 
upon it. Grab it by the hand, draw it to 
you and begin to get acquainted. Maybe 
it's a boost. — Exchange. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 18, 1907. 



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IN FAITH. UNITY IN OPINION AND METHODS. LIBERTY; IN AIL THINGS. CHARITY: 



Volume XLIV. 



ST. LOUIS, JULY 18, 1907. 



Number 29. 



A World-Wide Training-School 



The key-word of Christian Endeavor is 
Training, training in expression, training 
in service, training in living; training of 
the heart, training of the mind, training of 
the tongue; training of the boy and girl, 
training of the young man and woman ; 
training to make men and women, train- 
ing to make citizens, training to make 
effective Christians ; training in the church, 



IN EXPRESSION, IN SERVICE. IN FELLOWSHIP. 

By Francis E. Clark 



as deed, so the young Christian must ex- 
press his love if any love for God is in 
his heart; and the Endeavor meeting gives 
him his opportunity. 

This expression should be sane, sensi- 
ble, sincere. It had come about especially 
in Anglo-Saxon lands that Christians, par- 



training for the church, training by the ticularly young Christians, had becom 



church. 

The successes of Christian Endeavor 
have come in proportion as this thought 
has been developed ; its failures have re- 
sulted from ignoring this principle. 

I have just returned from a long and 
arduous pioneering journey in the "Neg- 



tongue-tied and dumb in the expression of 
their love for Christ. 

The pledge, always voluntarily taken, 
came to the rescue to unseal their lips, to 
touch dumb tongues as with a coal from 
the altar of God ; and our sons and our 
daughters began to prophecy as in the days 
of Pentecost. While we do not insist on 
the use of this formula or any other special 



lected Continent," neglected to the last by f or m of words, I venture to say that the 



Christian Endeavor as well as by other 
Protestant forces; but I have found that 
there, among the Andes and on the pam- 
pas, in the busy cities of this Continent of 



little phrase, "I will take some part aside 
from singing in every prayer meeting," has 
done more to restore the idea of the healthy 
expression of the religious life to its nor- 
mal place in the church of Christ than any 



Opportunity, a far better name for South other twelve words that have been uttered 

or written, simply because they have 
brought into this training-class of expres- 



America, as well as where Christian En- 
deavor has been known and prized the 
longest; there as well as here and every- 
where else, I say, the supreme work of the 
Society is training the church of the fu- 
ture. 

In city and country, in the north and 
south, in the jungles of India, in the an- 



the burdens of church and mission upon the 
shoulders of the young people, and lay 
all sins of omission at their door, as some 
are inclined to do. There are older people 
as well as younger in the church. There 
are fathers and mothers as well as sons 
and daughters. If the congregations fall 
off, if the Sunday-school is diminished, if 
the week-night prayer meeting drags, if 
the missionary collection is smaller. I have 
known some ministers and churches and 
missionary secretaries to charge all defi- 
ciencies on the Endeavor society, forget- 
ting that primarily the society is a train- 
ing-school, and that they do not lexpect 
scholars while they are at school to do 
all the work of trained graduates. As 
well might you expect the boys in the 
grammar school to be the chief breadwin- 
ners for the home and leading citizens of 
the State. 

However, we will accept the challenge 
made by even these unreasonable demands, 
and so far as in us lies we will, leven while 
we are at school in Christian Endeavor, do 
the work of to-day, which is the best train- 
ing for the larger work of that of to-mor- 
row. 

Once more, the Christian Endeavor, 
movement is a great world-wide training- 
school in fellowship.. One would think 
that Christian fellowship would be spon- 
taneous, as in the early days of the apos- 



sion so many millions of conscientious 
scholars. 

But, again, the Society has been far more to u c c hurch, and need no training; but 
a doing society than a talking society. Mul- sectarianism has been rampant and unre- 
tiply the 70,000 societies by five, the av- strained so long that we need special train- 
erage number of committees, and that by ; n g t0 g et back to the first principles of 
five again, the average number of members Christianity. In the providence of God 
on each committee, and you will approxi- Christian Endeavor interdenominational 
cient walled cities of immemorial China, mate the number of workers, who are also unions have become established in every 
on the coffee plantations of Brazil, on the scholars, in this 'school of applied Chris- i an d. To-day here in Seattle our inter- 
slopes of the Andes as well as the Rock- tianit y> the , number who are being trained natio nal union of the United States and 
. 1 a 1 e c • 1 j every week in actual, practical, definite Canada begins its convention, every ses- 
les, atoms the Alps of Switzerland and work for Christ and the c hurch ; and, as sion f wn i c h will be a training-class in 
where the Taurus Mountains lift their these committees frequently are changed, Christian brotherhood. 



twice this number, probably, in the course t s j t for nothing that God has estab- 

of the year go to this training-school of fished in all the world three thousand 

service. schools of Christian brotherhood, other- 

But such figures are cold and tame com- , w j se ca lled Christian Endeavor unions? I 

pared with the glowing, human, Christlike cannot believe it. In His infinite wisdom 

work for which they stand. The uplift- He saw that the time was ripe tor a new 

ing meetings planned for, the souls won, union of the forces of evangelical Christen- 

the music that thrills, the sanctuaries that dom. ' Sectarians have fought against His 

are beautified, the poor who are relieved, plan, for sectarianism dies hard. Rival 

of every continent, is heard every week the sick who are visited, the prisons that are societies have been started to destroy this 

the voice of Christian Endeavorers in entered, the children who are made happy, brotherhood, and in some places they have 

prayer and praise and testimonv. the sailors who a r re ch f^ed the money succeeded for a time; but on the whole, 

,,,-, L , xl . , I . ., , that is secured for philanthropies, the through our national, international, btate, 
What does this tremendous fact signify: 



snowy peaks in the air, on the sunny shores 
of Australia and the multitude of Islands 
that dot the south seas, in the East Indies 
and West Indies, on the banks of the Mis- 
sissippi and the Ganges and the Congo and 
the Danube and the La Plata, in every con- 
tinent, in every clime, yes, in every nation 



It means that Christian Endeavor is a great 



pastors who are encouraged, the mission- 
aries who are supported — all these things 

world training-class in the expression of are being accomplished, while at the same 

the religious life. It means also that there time the doers are being trained for still 

is a distinct need felt in the hearts of voung larger service in this practical school of 

Christians for such expression of tlie re- activity, a school that is never closed, that- ump h among the torn and rent < divisions 

ligious life. As the bird must sing, and takes no vacations, that goes on in spring 

the flower must bloom, and the lover must and summer and autumn and winter in 

express his affection by gentle word as well every corner of every continent, quietly, 



and local unions, every one of which is 
a training-school in interdenominational 
and international fellowship, the cause of 
Christian fraternity has gone steadily for- 
ward ; and the outlook for its final tri- 



*An abstract of the annual address of the 
President of the United Society of Christian En- 
deavor, delivered at the Twenty-third Interna- 
tional Christian Endeavor Convention, Seattle, 
Wash., July 10, 1907. 



of Protestantism was never so bright as 
now. 

But we cannot rest on our oars. The 
unostentatiously training its scholars for battle is only half won. The nations are 
the larger service of the days to come. still building ironclads. Some denomina- 

But because Christian Endeavor aims to tions are still fighting against the brotherly 
be such a comprehensive training-school let spirit of the times, which is the spirit of 
me urge my older friends not to put all unity in Christ. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 18, 1907. 




The Peace Con- 
ference. 



It is tolerably certain that the Peace Con- 
ference at The Hague will not discuss the 
question of the limi- 
tation of armaments. 
The representatives 
of the United States will not introduoe the 
topic because, for one reason, such a pro- 
posal is felt to be inappropriate as coming 
from the nation which already has the 
smallest per capita armament of any of the 
great powers. It would seem like insisting 
that all the others should come to our 
standard of military and naval equipment. 
But there are some important things which 
the Conference can do. One thing, which 
will probably be proposed by our repre- 
sentatives, is an agreement that the prop- 
erty of combatants, when not contraband 
of war, shall be exempt from seizure or 
molestation. It is important not only that 
war between two nations should produce 
as little disturbance as possible in the com- 
merce of the world, but that it should in- 
terfere as little as possible with the ongo- 
ings of ordinary commerce of the nations 
which are at war. During our war with^ 
Spain, our Atlantic seaports were for a 
time congested with merchandise awaiting 
shipment which the owners were afraid to 
ship for fear it would be captured by the 
Spanish fleet, which was supposed to be 
cruising somewhere within striking distance 
of the Atlantic coast. England ought to 
be a strong supporter of such a proposal, 
for, more than any other nation, she is de- 
pendent for her daily bread upon the main- 
tenance of a continuous supply of imported 
foodstuffs. England would starve to death 
in a few weeks if this supply were cut off. 
To be sure, England's immense navy is 
tolerably well able to protect British com- 
merce, but it is a legitimate task to im- 
pose upon any nation to have to protect 
her food supply by war vessels. The rules of 
civilized war forbid firing upon the noncom- 
batant citizens or subjects of an enemy. 
But is it not as cruel to starve a man as to 
shoot him? As Shylock truly said: "You 
take my life when you do take the 
means wherebv I live." Long before 
we learn how to get along without 
war, we ought to be able to solve 
the much simpler problem of limit- 
ing the suffering which war en- 
tails to those who are actually engaged in 
it. Any agreement among the nations 
which will render war less of a disturbing 
influence in commerce and in the lives of 
the great masses of the people, even when 
their governments are fighting, will be a 
step in the right direction. 

The fiftieth convention of the National 
Educational Association is being held this 

National Educa- week in Los An- 
tional As- geles. This organi- 
sociation. zation represents the 

teachers of the entire country, and its an- 
nual gathering brings together from ten to 
twenty thousand from all parts of the land. 
The association not only meets to hear ad- 
dresses and discuss the current problems, 
but encourages systematic investigation of 
educational matters. Among the projects 
which the association has undertaken for 
the coming year are these : To devise a 
plan for teaching morals in the public 
schools; to investigate the practicability 
and the methods of industrial 'education in 
rural schools; to get a consensus of the 



best current opinion as to the proportion 
of culture subjects and "practical" subjects 
which should be included in the curriculum 
and the time which the combined school 
and. college course should occupy; to study 
the causes and remedies for the shortage 
of teachers ; to report on provisions for 
exceptional children in the public schools. 
Steps are being taken toward the affiliation 
of the association with similar organiza- 
tions in other countries for the formation 
of an international association. 

Mayor Schmitz, of San Francisco, whose 
trial on the charge of extortion has caused 

almost as big a 

Mayor Schmitz , , ,, 

J shake-up as the 

Convicted. ., , x 1 ,. 

earthquake of last 

year, has been convicted and sentenced to five 
years in the state penitentiary. The Board 
of Supervisors, who have been in charge of 
the affairs of the city while Schmitz has 
been in jail and under trial, have passed a 
resolution declaring the office of mayor 
vacant by reason of the conviction of 
Schmitz, and have elected Charles Boxton 
as temporary mayor until a special election 
can be held to choose a man to fill out the 
unexpired portion of Schmitz' term of 
office. It has not often happened, even in 
the voluminous annals of American muni- 
cipal graft, that the chief executive of an 
important city has appeared as one of the 
principals in an affair of this sort. It is 
greatly to the credit of San Francisco that 
the case has been handled so boldly and 
promptly, and with so little disposition to 
whitewash the culprit with the mistaken 
notion of saving the city's good name. The 
fact that San Francisco has had bad gov- 
ernment, and has been victimized by an 
unfaithful public servant, is now known to 
all the world. But the world knows also 
the much more important fact that San 
Francisco does not willingly submit to that 
sort of thing. The city and its reputation 
were never in better condition than they 
are now, with the processes of material and 
moral reconstruction in full swing. 

Mr. John D. Rockefeller, a gentleman of 
reputed skill in matters of finance, asserts 
that the present con- 
dition of prosperity 
can not last, and 
that it is time for all of us to retrench, 
economize and shorten sail in preparation 
for the coming storm. Other financiers 
only less eminent than Mr. Rockefeller, 
tell us that there is not a cloud on the 
financial horizon and that, so long as we 
behave ourselves, there is no reason why 
the era of prosperity should' not be indefi- 
nitely prolonged. The slump in the stock 
market is not taken very seriously by the 
people who deal in values and buy ~nd sell 
real things for real money. For the first 
six months of this year the records show 
a. considerable percentage of increase in 
bank clearings, railroad earnings, bank de- 
posits and the output of the most impor- 
tant branches of manufacture. The Adams 
Express Company finds it necessary to 
lighten ship by throwing overboard ballast 
to the extent of a 200 per cent extra divi- 
dend. The great corporations, in spite of 
their scare about federal control, are plan- 
ning large issues of stocks and bonds. The 
mania for speculation is about the only 
alarming symptom. An era of excessive 
speculation is always just above the falls. 
Plerihaps this is what agitates Mr. Rocke- 
feller. To the orderly soul of a man who 



Hard Times 
Ahead? 



has contrived to get the profits of suc- 
cessful speculation without the uncertain- 
ties incident to it. the blind gamble in 
stocks must be a horrifying spectacle. Mr. 
Rockefeller, when summoned into court 
before Judge Landis the other day to give 
information upon which the judge could 
assess a just fine against the Standard Oil 
Company, did not know the amount of the 
capital stock of that company, nor the lines 
of business in which it was engaged — ex- 
cept that he had the impression that it op- 
erated some oil refineries — nor did he 
know anything about its relation to other 
companies which are currently reputed to 
be in reality parts of it. Perhaps we should 
not attach too much weight to the gloomy 
prognostications of one who is so ill in- 
formed about even his own business. 



The task of enrolling the ten thousand 
teachers now in session at the National 
Educational Associa- 



A Cure for D 



is- 

tion at Los Angeles 
courtesy. .. ,, 

is not a light one. 

Perhaps the clerks at the enrollment bu ■ 
reau would have quite as good an excuse 
for getting impatient and cross and uncivil 
as does any postoffice clerk or any other 
public employe who has to stand at a win- 
dow and answer the same set of questions 
four hundred times a day. But the secre- 
tary of the N. E. A. has a way of prevent- 
ing his clerks from getting cross. He says : 
"These bureau clerks have my orders to 
lay down their pencils and go away to a 
room by themselves for rest the moment 
they get to the place where they can not 
give a courteous and kind answer and ex- 
planation to any question by any person." 
Barring exceptional instances, it is only the 
tired clerk who is uncivil. Of course there 
are those who are unaccommodating 
through sheer laziness or inborn grumpi- 
ness or defective early training, but gener- 
ally the cause is mere weariness. And the 
cure for weariness is rest. Would it not be 
a paying business proposition for the pro- 
prietors of large stores to have rest rooms 
to which their overstrained clerks could 
occasionally retire to recuperate their de- 
pleted stock of good nature and courtesy? 

President Buchanan is not now looked 
upon as a very able statesman or a very 
successful president, 
but a letter which 
has recently been 
discovered and published shows that he 
was half a century ahead of his time on the 
question of public officials receiving rail- 
road passes. The letter, in spite of its 
ancient date, reads like a very modern 
document. Here it is : 

Washington 24 March 1859. 
Dear Sir: — I return the free ticket which 
Mr. Giddings has directed to be forwarded to me 
for the Northern Central Railroad, with as many 
thanks for his kindness as though I had accepted 
it. It has been the practice of my life not to 
travel free 011 any railroad, being opposed to the 
whole system of granting such privileges to in- 
dividuals not connected with these roads. 

Yours very respectfully, 

James Buchanan. 

Buchanan was right, as of course we 
can all see now. But it required a good 
degree of sagacity as well as of principle 
to see it in those days when there was no 
visible imminent peril from a "railroad 
power" in politics on any large scale. 
And yet the President must travel, we ex- 
pect him to travel in a somewhat stately 
style, and the salary which he receives will 
not pay for that sort of travel. Congress 
ought to make an appropriation for trav- 
eling expenses or increase the salary of 
the office. 



Ahead of His 
Time. 



July 18, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



909 




Union Among Immersionists. 

A forward step has been taken in the 
matter of union between the Baptists 
and Free Baptists in an agreement 
which has been reached by a joint com- 
mittee, by which their foreign missionary 
work may be done by the same organiza- 
tion. It is agreed that "The x\merican 
Baptist Missionary Union shall conduct 
the foreign mission work of the two de- 
nominations, and shall use on its litera- 
ture as its secondary descriptive title, 
'The Foreign Missionary Organization 
of the Northern Baptists and the Free 
Baptists.' The terms of membership in 
the Union shall apply without discrimi- 
nation to all churches and members of 
churches now included in the two denom- 
inations, and all honorary and life mem- 
bers of the Free Baptist organization 
shall be transferred to the Missionary 
Union. The Free Baptists shall have 
representation on the Board of Man- 
agers of the Missionary Union in propor- 
tion to their church membership, and 
shall have three members of the execu- 
tive committee of the Union. There 
shall, also, be an assistant correspond- 
ing secretary in the foreign department 
of the Union from- the Free Baptists, and 
for the earlier years of the Union a field 
secretary for work among the churches." 
That is certainly a most decisive step, 
and its unanimous approval by the Mis- 
sionary Union at the annual meeting in 
Washington, it having been first sug- 
gested by the representatives of the Free 
Baptists, would seem to indicate its gen- 
eral acceptance. We notice further that 
the Home Mission Society of the Bap- 
tists has submitted a plan to the Free 
Baptists, whereby they may unite in their 
home mission work. The plan involves 
the taking up of the general work of 
the Free Baptist conference by the Home 
Missionary Society, collections taken from 
Free Baptist churches, and members and 
churches to be admitted to membership 
on the same terms as those of Baptists. 
This plan does not propose to "have any- 
thing to say about the doctrines or prac- 
tices of the local churches, nor attempt 
to decide about the union of churches in 
places where both denominations have 
churches, nor to interfere with the title 
or control of any property now or here- 
after held by the Free Baptist church." 
This consolidation of mission work is to 
go into effect, if approved, January 1, 
1909, and it is suggested that in states 
where the Free _ Baptist membership is 
25 per cent of the Baptist membership 
that the consolidated societies use the 
name "United Baptists," and as a sub- 
title, "Union of Baptist and Free Bap- 
tist Societies." 

These _ movements in connection with 
the action of the Baptists and Disciples 
in Winnipeg, recently noted in our col- 



umns, and the union of the Baptist 
church and the Church of Christ at 
Kenora, Canada, indicate a strong ten- 
dency toward the union pi those who 
hold to believers' baptism, a regenerate 
church membership, the freedom of the 
local churches, and the New Testament 
as a sufficient rule of faith and practice. 
Such a consummation would be clearly 
in harmony with our Lord's prayer for 
the oneness of his disciples. 

Who, Then, Is Free? 

In a conference on Sociology, held at 
Sagamore Beach, a summer colony on 
the shore of Massachusetts' Bay, sixteen 
miles south of Plymouth, one of the 
speakers, Rev. Leighton Williams, D. D., 
whose address, it is said by a reporter 
in "The Watchman," of Boston, "made 
the most profound impression," -said: "I 
do not. think any man is really free until 
he has conquered his fear, until he has 
conquered his pride, until he has con- 
quered his selfishness." It can hardly be 
said that this is. too high an ideal for a 
citizen ,of the kingdom of God, and yet it 
is bound to raise the question, in every 
candid mind, "Am I, then, a free man in 
Christ Jesus?" Who of us can say that 
we have entirely conquered all fear, all 
pride and all selfishness? 

It is easy to see that so long as we 
fear death, or poverty, or loss of personal 
influence, or the defeat of the cause of 
righteousness, we are not wholly free. 
The man who has been lifted up by 
faith in Christ into fellowship with him, 
sharing his spirit, and catching something 
of his vision of God, and of humanity 
and its needs, has gotten beyond the re- 
gion of these small fears which hamper 
and harrass the soul. Likewise the man 
who is proud of his intellectual powers, 
.of his ancestry, of his social position, 
and of his spiritual attainments, is the 
victim of a limited vision of what is real 
greatness and power, and has not yet en- 
tered into the freedom which comes 
through the truth. 

And .what shall we say of selfishness? 
Who of us is free from its contaminat- 
ing and blighting influence? Who of us 
is controlled in all his plans and pur- 
poses by the unselfish desire to promote 
human good and extend the reign of 
righteousness and of peace among men? 
Who of us can say, "Through Christ I 
have conquered self, and I am no longer 
seeking simply my own good and happi- 
ness, but am equally concerned for the 
welfare and happiness of my fellowmen"? 
What a world this would be to live in 
if selfishness were indeed conquered and 
all of us should seek his neighbor's good 
no less than his own! 

Are we not all compelled to say, with 
bowed heads, as we face these questions, 
candidly and honestly, in the language 
of P^iul, "I have not yet attained; I am 
not yet perfect, but I am pressing on to- 
ward the goal for the prize of the high 
calling of God in Christ Jesus." But 
let us see to it that we are at least press- 



ing 011 toward that ideal freedom which 
includes our complete deliverance from 
fear and pride and selfishness. This 
freedom can only be found in Christ, for 
whom the Son makes free is free indeed. 



It Does Mean "Immersion." 

He who can make a great statement that 
is both striking and true we respect. 
Sometimes, however, writers use forceful 
language without any foundation for its 
content. When an editorial writer writes 
such a sentence as the following, "It is be- 
yond question that in the New Testament 
'baptizo' does not mean immersion," he 
writes himself down as either misinformed, 
prejudiced or perverse, for beyond question 
in the New Testament "baptizo" docs mean 
immersion. But the editor of the "South- 
ern Presbyterian" says it does not. His 
reasons for his ex-cathedra statement are 
not such as we need now discuss. And as 
he is not fond of lexical authority we will 
not quote for his instruction such writers 
as Liddell and Scott, Thayer and Cremer, 
who, with a hundred other writers on this 
theme, agree that immersion is the primary 
meaning of "baptizo." The writer in the 
"Southern Presbyterian" does not quote a 
single authority in support of his state- 
ment, but drifts off into a discussion of 
Catacomb pictures and a statement that the 
baptisms of the Day of Pentecost could 
not possibly be by immersion. It would 
not be a difficult matter to reply to this ar- 
gument, but the man who makes it would 
not permit himself to be convinced by us. 
We prefer, to give a few quotations at ran- 
dom from some modern writers— the opin- 
ions among the older writers are just as 
one-sided in their support of the fact that 
baptism was an immersion— and not one of 
these writers we quote is, we believe, a 
member of a denomination that practices 
immersion. Take, for instance, Professor 
McGiffert, himself a Presbyterian, we be- 
lieve. In his "Apostolic Age," page 542, 
he says: "The ordinary mode of baptism 
in the Apostolic age was immersion." To 
quote altogether a different style of au- 
thority, take the eminent European scholar, 
Professor Wernle, who says baptism was 
"preceded by a profession of faith, a con- 
fession of sins and prayer to Jesus, then 
the pure water cleansed the body and soul 
alike, and when the disciple came forth 
from the water he was accounted pure and 
a brother." ("Beginnings of Christianity," 
Vol. 1, page 133). For lack of space we 
must now be content with one more quota- 
tion from a modern authority. The "New 
International Encyclopedia" (1902), has 
this to say in its article on baptism: "In 
the primitive church the ordinary mode of 
baptism was by immersion, for which pur- 
pose baptistries began to be erected, in the 
third and perhaps in the second centuries." 
We can not understand why a man of 
any common sense will, in the face of the 
scholarship of the world and the simple 
meaning of language, try to give the im- 
pression that immersion was not the orig- 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 18, 1907. 



inal mode of baptism. We can understand 
why people, who belong to churches that 
have for years tolerated pouring or sprink- 
ling as valid baptism, may argue that these 
may answer the purpose. When such elder- 
ly men as the editor of the "Southern 
Presbyterian" shall be taken from the 
arena, this will, w,e opine, be the only ar- 
gument that will be presented in favor of 
the position of those who have abandoned, 
as a regular practice, immersion. But any 
One who is familiar with the history of 
the changes down the centuries knows that 
there is no real justification for changing, 
either in mode or significance, a rite au- 
thorized by the Master himself, and prac- 
ticed universally in the primitive church, 
to a way that robs it of the beauty of its 
meaning and does dishonor tx> the man who 
would rather have it an "easy ordeal," than 
go down into the watery grave and rise to 
walk in newness of life with Christ Jesus 
our Lord. 

® @ 

Union Through Non-Ecclesias- 
tical Christianity. 

Dr. Francis Clark, in his presidential 
address delivered at the Christian En- 
deavor Convention at Seattle, very right- 
ly characterizes the Endeavor movement 
as making for Christian unity. Indeed, 
one of the signs of the times is what 
one of our exchanges speaks of as "non- 
ecclesiastical Christianity," referring to 
the organized religious activities outside 
of direct relation to churches. Without 
a question such institutions as the Y. M. 
C. A. and similar organizations are 
strengthening their stakes and are pro- 
moting that Christian fraternity which is 
on the road to union. But the "Con- 
gregatfonalist'' sees danger in this grow- 
ing strength, for it believes this means a 
growing weakness for the church from 
which, in practice, if n.ot in sympathy, 
these organizations are more and more 
withdrawing. Our contemporary says: 

What is the chief reason why the Christian 
Church is thus being shorn of its power? Plainly 
because our times demand that Christians shall 
work together. They can not work together when 
under the direction of rival organizations. There- 
fore Christian men and Christian women have 
formed associations to provide for the religious, 
educational and social needs of their communities. 
Half a score of denominations in a city of io,ooo 
people are struggling to maintain one or more 
churches each, in part by providing advantages so 
much superior to the others as to be strengthened 
at their expense. In one church a popular 
preacher, in another an expensive choir with elab- 
orate musical entertainments, in a third a costly 
edifice left by some dead saint, depletes the con- 
gregations of the others, and calls itself prosper- 
ous. 

The only way in which the Church of Christ 
can renew her youth and vigor is for her mem- 
bers to get together in practical service. If they 
can not thus get together in the church they will 
unite outside of it, as they are doing. Unity in 
spirit with rivalry and division in labor is not 
the unity for which our Lord prayed, nor is it 
any real unity in the eyes of sensible men and 
women. The time has arrived when Christians 
in e.-irnest can get together in the enterprises 
which they regard as essential to their Christian 
service. If the churches would survive as eccle- 
siastical organizations, they must unite in admin- 
istering such enterprises. 

Tt seems to us that this statement is 
an answer to the apparent hopes, if not 
the beliefs of Dr. Clark and thousands 
of denominationalists whom he voices 
when he says that thousands of Chris- 
tian Endeavor conventions have been 
held, each one a training school in de- 



nominational comity and that they will 
continue to be held until sects, though 
still loyal to their own tenets, together 
wage war for the conquest of the world 
to Christ. And yet Dr. Clark seems to 
see a broader vision, for addressing the 
Endeavorers almost his last words were: 
"Glory in your fellowship and let no 
ruthless sectarian hand snatch it from 
you, for it is a training school for the 
universal brotherhood which one of 
these days, please G.od, will fulfill the 
Lord's last prayer that they 'all may be 
one as thou, Father, art in me and I in 
Thee, that they all may be one in us.' " 

When our schools of theology are 
disclaiming sectarian names and our 
young people see some good in their 
neighbor we mav have a hope that we 
are making progress towards a day when 
there will not be six sectarian churches 
in a town of a few hundred inhabitants 
and that there will be no "Christians of 
many denominations," but that they may 
all be one. 

Notes and Comments. 

In this hot weather season, when the 
temptations to forget the good precepts are 
especially strong, let us recall the follow- 
ing incident, which shows how a sermon 
was preached by proxy. A minister tells 
the story: 

I happen to own two dogs. These dogs in the 
two years of my earlier itinerant ministry were, 
in constant use. They consequently became well 
trained, were the pride of their master and ob- 
jects of praise on the part of all who saw them 
work. 

About a month ago I loaned them to a Chris- 
tian man to take a load to the creeks. On his 
way he met a man who, like all other dog-mushers, 
was acr-.'stomed to seeing dogs ^ork only under 
the whip and vile cursing of the driver. 

He stopped nv- friend and said to him: "That's 
a fine team of dogs you have there. That leader 
obeys every word you say to him, and you don't 
have to yell your lungs out either. Are they 
yours?" My friend said, "No, they belong to a 
preacher in town." 

"Ah now, come off, what you giving me? 
Those dogs don't belong to any preacher. You 
don't mean to tell me that a man has trained 
those dogs without swearing at them, do you?" 

"Yes, I do, and what is more they just got 
in from an 800-mile trip. They are neither tired 
nor poor." 

"Well, well, if a preacher can do that well with 
dogs, guess maybe he could tell me something 
worth while out of the Bible. What's his name?" 

Following our comment on Mr. Log- 
wood's statements of Mrs. Eddy's teach- 
ings on sin, we quote the following edi- 
torial note in the "Interior": 

Another proof that the Christian Science hier- 
archy — the coterie of men who "run things" in 
and around the "mother church" at Boston — are 
deliberately making over their religion even in 
the lifetime of its founder, may be cited from an 
article by W. D. McCracken in a recent number 
of "The Arena." Mr. McCracken is first reader, 
of the "mother church," and probably the best 
known of the official lecturers of the cult. As 
may be judged from these facts, he is a very 
high hierarch. In this article he undertakes to de- 
fine to the apprehension of the uninitiated, the 
sense in which "science" uses the term, "un- 
real." He says: "Paul, the great apostle, divided 
sharply between the eternal (real) and the tem- 
poral (unreal), — and so do Christian Scientists. 
Whatever phenomena then show the qualities of 
eternity and indestructibility, they call real; but 



phenomena that reveal themselves as passing man- 
ifestations only, they class among the unreal. 
Disease fortunately can not be counted among the 
eternal and indestructible manifestations of the 
universe. Disease is therefore unreal in this 
metaphysical sense, and only in this sense do 
Christian Scientists deny its existence. The same 
reasoning applies to the concept called sin. Chris- 
tian Scientists do not then deny the existence 
of disease, of the material body and of sin as uni- 
versal beliefs of the human race, but they affirm 
the unreality of these concepts, using the word 
'unreality' in its metaphysical sense." This is at 
least intelligible. But by this token it is totally 
untrue to "Science and Health." Mrs. Eddy was 
never guilty of being logical, and certainly never 
intended to be understood in any "metaphysical 
sense." When she pronounced all material things 
imaginations _ of "mortal mind," she meant it lit- 
erally, and imagined herself to have said some- 
thing tremendously profound. But, of course, no 
intelligent person can accept such nonsense, and 
necessarily when intelligent persons who identify 
themselves with the church arrive at its philoso- 
phy, they are obliged to reconstruct it into some- 
thing with a semblance of reason to it. Mr. Mc- 
Cracken's distinctions are exceedingly superficial 
and his definitions amateurish, but it is some satis- 
faction to know that the spread of the cult is not 
everywhere attended by total intellectual eclipse. 
If we must have Christian Science, let us have 
McCracken's reformed kind. 



Dr. Cuyler finds this reason for the 
paucity of conversions: It is that men 
of the world see too little of Christ in 
the daily lives of many who claim to 
be his representatives. There is no argu- 
ment for Christianity equal .to that which 
is presented by a pure, earnest and noble 
life, inspired by the Spirit of Jesus 
Christ, and nothing repels like the daily 
contact with those who preach Chris- 
tianity and make it odious. 

The editor of the "Religious Tele- 
scope" has been reading of a certain 
Unitarian preacher who lost his position 
in a certain pulpit because of his baggy 
trousers. There were some very fastid- 
ious members occupying the news and 
the seediness of the preacher became an 
eyesore to them. The editor's observa- 
tion is that the world is fast passing be- 
yond that stage where it regards a 
patched coat and spiled shirt as signs 
of saintlirfess. A few years ago some 
ministers were not averse to bragging on 
these things in the pulpit, some of them 
claiming, too, that they had never 
rubbed their backs against a college wall. 
The editor of the "Telescope" says : "The 
world has no particular use for a dude, 
for that is a bundle of nothing veneered 
over with pretension, nor does it fall in 
love with a man who prances around the 
pulpit desk on rhetorical stilts. ' That 
only means that he is trying to make 
words take the place of good sense and 
a well-prepared sermon." Ministers, as 
well as other men, should dress in taste 
and remember always that cleanliness is 
next to godliness. A man may be for- 
given if he does n,ot spend much on his 
clothes, but there is no excuse for him 
if he does not use soap and water. We 
agree with the "Religious Telescope" 
that a minister can dress neatly without 
being a fop and that the genuine mark 
of the saint is a holiness ,of character 
which has been attained by daily com- 
munion with the Father. 

Probably the reason some subscribers 
are so slow in paying for subscriptions, 
says the "Examiner," is explained by an 
anecdote told by a countrvman. On be- 
ing introduced to one of his customers, 
he said with a musing air: "I don't 
think I know you, do I?" "Well, you 
ought to," was the reply. "I have traded 
with you for twenty years." "Always 
paid your bills, perhaps?" "Of course." 
"That accounts for it, I know the oth- 
ers." 



July 18, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



911 



Editor's Easy Chair. 

Pentwater Musings. 

After a succession of several bright days, 
in which the sunshine lay like the smile of 
heaven upon lake and wood, the heavens 
became overcast last evening with clouds, 
and a gentle rain came on which continued 
all night, its patter on the roof forming an 
ideal accompaniment for sleep. This 
morning the clouds continue to drip, and 
each leaf and blade of grass is bowed un- 
der its weight of moisture as it drinks in 
the refreshing and fertilizing rain of 
heaven. -The sandy soil along this shore 
requires a large amount of rain, and the 
green, thrifty trees which crown these hills 
and ravines show that Nature has not 
withheld her generous showers. These 
rainy days have their function to perform 
in our lives as well as in the natural realm. 
There are moods of the soul in which dark, 
cloudy days, and the falling rain dripping 
from the eaves and the trees, are even 
more welcome and more in harmony with 
our feeling than the brighter days with 
cloudless skies and radiant sunshine. Not 
only is it true that "Into each life some 
rain must fall," but on, most lives, at one 
time or another, the storm beats pitilessly 
from leaden skies. We are bound to be- 
lieve, however, that just as the rain is as 
essential to the life and beauty of material 
things as the sunshine itself, iso our trou- 
bles and disappointments, our sorrows and 
heartaches, have their necessary functions 
to perform in the strengthening of our 
faith and in the perfection of our charac- 
ters. To understand that "these light af- 
flictions, which are but for a moment, work 
out for us a far more exceeding and eter- 
nal weight of glory" is to find the key that 
unlocks the mystery of God's dealings 
with us. 

It is wonderful how the all-encompassing 
Spirit of God, ever seeking to gain admis- 
sion into the hearts and lives of men, uses 
not only the incidents of our human ex- 
perience but the scenes of nature to im- 
press us with God's nearness and goodness, 
and to draw the soul into sweeter accord 
with the divine will. Louisa M. Alcott 
gives us this interesting bit of religious ex- 
perience : "I remember running over the 
hills just at dawn one summer morning, 
and, pausing to rest in the silent woods, 
saw, through an arch of trees', the sun rise 
over river, hill, and wide green meadows, 
as I never saw it before. Something born 
of the lovely hour, a happy mood, and the 
unfolding aspirations of a child's soul 
brought me very near to God. A new and 
vital sense of his presence, tender and sus- 
taining as a father's arms, came to me 
then, never to change through forty years 
of life's vicissitudes." The Editor recalls 
distinctly a somewhat similar personal ex- 
perience, dating back to the days of our 
Civil war. Sleeping one night in an upper 
story of a hotel in one of our southern 
cities, he awoke in the morning, after a 
refreshing night's slumber, and looked out 
through the window upon a scene of won- 



derful beauty, over the river near whose 
bank the hotel stood, and over the sur- 
rounding plain, all bathed in the radiance 
of the morning light. A new sense of 
God's goodness and of the beauty of the 
world which he had made, came over him, 
and there was an overwhelming feeling of 
gratitude and thankfulness for the divine 
love which seemed to enfold him and to 
warm his heart, as the sun was warming 
the earth. The memory of that scene, and 
of the emotions which it excited, has come 
down the years with us as one of the bright 
spots in those dark and stormy days. Was 
it not God sending a message of his love 
to a young man, far from home and amid 
dangers, moral and physical, through the 
shining river and the fair landscape, and 
seeking to renew and strengthen his alle- 
giance to him? 

@ 
Is there not a suggestion here of one of 
the important functions of a summer out- 
ing? It certainly affords an opportunity 
for coming into closer contact with Nature 
in her varying moods, and learning that 
God has other messages than those we read 
in our Bibles, or hear from our pulpits, by 
which we may be profited. It is the cease- 
less, repetition of the same things and the 
same experiences in our lives that makes 
life seem dull and prosaic. One of the 
blessed things about the. summer outing is 
that it brings new scenes and new experi- 
ences with their new and more vivid sen- 
sations and impressions. Hence, our lives 
are enriched by such experiences, our hori- 
zons widened, and we come back home, 
when the outing days are over, with a new 
appreciation of the old home, and with a 
new set of memories and impressions 
which will abide with us, and a better un- 
derstanding of the different ways by which 
God speaks to us and seeks to influence 
our lives for ?ood. Those glorious sun- 
sets and occasional 'sunrises which you be- 
held ; that storm advancing over the lake, 
with all the colors of the cloud reflected in 
the lake below ; that scene of quiet and 
beautv in the still woods, where a little 
group of friends had a picnic together; 
that fishing expedition on which you went ; 
the stories told around the campfire at 
night: the new acquaintances which you 
made; that quiet hour of meditation along 
the sea or lake shore, or through the path- 
less woods ; the opportunities you had on 
the Lord's day of meeting with other wor- 
shipers of God and ioining with them in 
prayer and praise, and manv another pleas- 
ing incident, will abide with you as a per- 
manent possession as vou take up the 
thread of vour regular duties once more, 
and life will be. sweeter and happier and, 
perhaps, longer, on account of them. There- 
fore, do not begrudge the time or money 
spent ia a summer opting. 

One need not be a prisoner in the par- 
ticular spot which he selects as his summer 
home, though should he be so fortunate as 
to select these peaceful pines of Pentwater 
for his resting place, he will be loath to 
leave them even for a day. There are al- 
ways little side trips to places of interest, 
round about, which one can take to avoid 
any monotony in his summer outing. Our 
household took such a trip on one of the 



loveliest days of the past week, going by 
the steamer "Kansas," which plies between 
Chicago and Pentwater and up north as 
far as Manistee. Our trip was to Luding- 
ton, twelve miles above Pentwater. We 
were prompted partly by business and 
partly by the pleasure of the ride up the 
lake near the shore-line, which, on a bright 
day, is a delightful ride. Ludington is 
quite a city and, like most of the cities 
along the shore, has gotten its start in the 
lumber business. Lake Hamlin is near 
there, a famous fishing resort, but we had 
only time to go out as far as Epworth 
Heights, headquarters for Methodism for 
these parts, where a summer Chautauqua 
is conducted. It is rather a pretty place, 
but lacks the splendid beach which we have 
at Pentwater and some other natural at- 
tractions. We returned home in the even- 
ing by a smaller vessel, over a lake so de- 
lightfully smooth that our young people 
were deprived of the interesting experi- 
ence of mal de mer, or sea sickness, which 
we had promised them. On another day 
we put our supper in a lunch basket, and 
in the middle of the afternoon rowed up 
Lake Pentwater a mile, anchored at a place 
that promised good fishing, and got a nice 
string, including black bass, calico bass and 
perch. When supper time came we used 
the boat for a table, all-out-of-doors for a 
dining room, the lake for a finger bowl, and 
kept up the fishing, taking our turn with 
the fish in biting, until we had eaten one 
meal and secured enough fish for two oth- 
ers. Then we rowed back home over a 
smooth lake, reaching "The Pioneer" be- 
fore dark, with no supper to get and no 
dishes to wash but, alas, with fishes to 
clean ! But that is another story. 

© 

Speaking of cleaning fish, why, in the 
name of reason, has not some Yankee -in- 
vented, long before this, some quick and 
easy method of getting fish ready for the 
frying-pan? This is the one cloud upon 
the sky of our domestic happiness a Pent- 
water. If there ever should be any family 
jars, aside from those which contain 
peaches and small fruits, they will result 
from this fish-cleaning business. Not one 
of us takes to it. A law has been sug- 
gested by the female members of the house- 
hold that each one clean all the fish he 
catches, but the injustice of this >to> the 
legal head of the house will be apparent at 
once to our readers. This rule has the 
effect of a high tariff, which is likely to 
prove prohibitive if rigidly enforced. Now, 
Izaak Walton, so far as we remember, al- 
ways just turned over his trout or chub to 
the cook and that was the end of it — until 
it came to the table. This was the "an- 
cient order of thing's," and we are in favor 
of restoring it! The hot weather of the 
past week in the cities has caused a large 
number of inquiries from prospective vis- 
itors to this resort. Already a good dele- 
gation has arrived from Chicago, and oth- 
ers are expected in a few days. The great 
demand here is for cottages for rent, and 
on this we are short for the present ; but 
there are good hotel accommodations in the 
village, at a very reasonable rate, and there 
is still room at the club house on our lake 
front. We are anticipating an unusually 
full season at these Pentwater resorts, and 
a sort of boom in Garrison Park. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 18, 1907. 



"My Sanctuary" By Claris Yeuell 



High up on Lookout Mountain, over- 
looking the valley below, through which 
a creek winds in and out in deep folds, 
is my sanctuary. It is surely founded 
upon a r.ock, and is itself a great gray 
cliff on which the tender and affectionate 
mosses ' cling in happy homage, thus 
affording cushioned seats more luxurious 
than those of which the Orient boasts. 

The trees throw their arms around it 
caressingly, and one growing .out of a 
joint in the center of the rock serves as 
a steeple. This is a delicate, dainty- 
fingered pine, so tender and pitying in 
appearance- — even its leaves fall in con- 
soling silence. A wild honey-suckle vine, 
appreciating the friendly aspect, creeps 
up it, and fastens its curling tendrils 
around the branches. 

The bell which rings from this steeple 
is the voice of birds. The mocking bird, 
so generous with his song, rests on the 
topmost bough and "shakes from his 
little throat floods of delirious music." 
The chimes peal out until the stars wel- 



come the night, when the full chorus 
of "insects pour forth their music in un- 
trained harmony." the katydids taking 
the lead. The wind sings softly to the 
trees and plants, but breathes more 
ardent whispers to the shrinking pine. 
To the right in a little hollow is a clear 
stream which smiles as it slips over the 
amber pebbles, but laughs outright as it 
leaps the precipice in its course. 

Growing up from a ledge below is a 
brusque, unpolished appearing hickory nut 
tree, but on examination it proves to be 
very warm-hearted, for a family of chip- 
munks, or ground squirrels, live in it, 
and this still more generous tree fur- 
nishes them with winter rations. Many 
a nut have I eaten here, and have won- 
dered as many times which had the bet- 
ter right to them, the chipmunk or I. 
To be perfectly frank I have not decided 
yet. 

How refreshingly sweet and dear are 
the memories of this cool retreat! 

Here one may be with his head rest- 
ing upon a green pillow of moss, and 
Look into the soft serenity of sky and 



see the multiform clouds visit to and fro. 
As the eye becomes accustomed to look- 
ing upward it can discern the wild bee as 
it unswervingly flies to its home tree. 
Each piece of nature's handiwork con- 
tributes its mite towards making this 
place ideal; the flowers breathe sweet 
lessons, the birds pour forth entrancing 
song, the stones preach sermons, and 
the leaves of the trees clap their hands in 
acclamation. In this sanctuary the re- 
tirement from man gives the voiee with- 
in more opportunity to become audible; 
the gentler attributes of one's nature 
spring freely in the quietness and the gen- 
ial influence inhaled from the woody sol- 
itude; and Socrates' command, "Know 
thyself" is obeyed- An "Easy Chair" is 
here, inlaid with grasses soft and green 
and rocked by gentle zephyrs, to a seat 
in which our Editor is invited. A tripod 
also, on which his assistant may be 
seated, free from the importunities of 
irate and impatient correspondents. Come 
one, come all — but not all at once — its 
solitude is its chiefest charm, and wor- 
ship with me in "my sanctuary." 



A TOUCH OF 
NATURE. 



Vacation Among the Pines 



Charlotte Perkins Gilman, in "A Sensiblcru'm back to his lonely haunts and his soul's 
Vacation," says: "It seems to me as if refrain is: 



"There's a sound that rings in my ears to-day, 
That echoes in vague refrain, 
The ripple of water o'er smooth-washed clay, 
Where the wall-eyed pike and the black bass 

play, 
That makes me yearn in a quiet way 
For my old fly-rod again. 

"Back to the old home haunts again, 
Back where the clear lake lies; 
Back through the woods 
Where the blackbird brood.*, 
Back to my rod and flies." 

People in this -hurrying world of ours 
have little communion with nature and 
know all too little of her free, open, honest 
ways. We hie away to the haunts of fash- 
ion and artificial amusement, these artificial 
fancies which do but profane the sanctity 
of nature, and we come back tired, dis- 
gusted and all out of sorts. But nature 
never disappoints, never deceives, never 
leaves us worse of body or soul for her 
companionship. 

"Just safety and peace in the heart of the woods. 

Far from the city's dust and din, 
Where passion nor hate of man intrudes, 

Nor fashion nor folly has entered in. 
Deeper than hunter's trail hath gone 

Glimmers the tarn where the wild deer drink; 
And fearless and free comes the gen^c fawn, 

To peep at herself over the crassv brink." 

Go with me by the lake or the river's 
"old camper" in the eighties. He had every brink, stand amid the tall spruce and hem- 
summer for sixty-two years pitched his' locks, and let us "list to Nature's teaching." 
tent by the Michigan lakes. I ventured a Possibly, yea, certainly, if you have the 
little talk with him about the "other world." poetic instinct, this little summer's vacation- 
He thought this world good enough and touch of nature may awaken within us a 
the other world would be lacking in his deeper love and a firmer faith and a more 
idea of a heaven if there were no Michigan beautiful consecration than a twelvemonth 
lakes there. I could only comfort him with of precept within closed walls or from the 
"the sea of glass." Summer always carries printed page. He who holds converse with 



this earth was planned for vacations, there 
is so much land suitable for them — beaches 
and mountains, and such inexhaustible 
water !" You can't plow beaches and 
mountains and the lake and the sea. God 
has left us these for our outings, and a 
precious heritage they are. Michigan is a 
great outing ground. To her many beauti- 
ful lakes among the pines come the tens of 
thousands for the cure of hay fever, throat, 
lung and other troubles. Set in a fringe 
of evergreen and surrounded by primeval 
forests is Long Lake. Here the tired 
preacher, in his "Uneeda Rest" cottage, 
finds a complete change amid the scenes 
and forces of nature, and feels this touch 
of nature and real life that makes even the 
best books and pulpits stale. Here, fra- 
grant with the scent of the sweet-fern, 
wintergreet and balsams, and sifted 
through the pines, the "breeze comes to us 
across the lake bearing the ozone of life — 
nature and man have met, "Then all there 
is in earth and sky blending in rapturous 
harmony" — this is health, real health, 
when one feels the pulsing throb of na- 
ture. Yesterday I held converse with an 



By 
Cephas Shelburne 

sweet nature knows God's "latest thoughts 
of beauty" ; better knows "what God and 
man is," and has a larger conception of 
God as his Father. "The glory of the 
flower is the glory of God," and when we 
converse with and commune through the 
flowers then it is we shall have a deeper 
sense and a firmer faith in the ever-pres- 
ence of God. To stand amid the evergreen 
trees and listen to the moan of the winds; 
to pluck the flower and behold its beauty 
and smell its sweets ; to open the clam shell 
and find its pearls ; to pick up the acorn 
and feel the mighty pulsations that throb 
and are hidden away in a single burr ; to 
pull from the flag-bay the "cat-tails" and 
nearby the "water lily," and to know that 

"In the mud and scum of things 
Something always, always sings." 

All this is to learn that a vacation among 
the pines is worth our while, is health-giv- 
ing and thought-provoking, and with all 
the rich treasures she brings to body and 
soul still — 

"There's a language never spoken, 
There's a song that's never sung. 
There's a stillness never broken 
By the sound of mortal tongue. 

"There are waves upon thought's ocean 
That shall never touch life's beach; 
There's an innermost emotion 
That is stranger to our speech." 

If on a morning when summer's new life 
is flushing the veins of the earth, we stroll 
into the fields or the forests, and give our- 
selves up to what lies about uj,' nature has 
much to teach us. Nature is vocal with 
sweet sounds, musical with bird notes, the 
rippling brook, the fall of cataract, the 
crinkled grain bending and swaying golden- 
headed before the meadow's whisperings. 
"With chattering voice the cedar speaks, 
crouched grey on the barren hills," in con- 
trast with the deep-toned mountain pine. 
while the waves/ white-crested, shoreward 
com<\ bringing paeons of praise to him who 
is "above all and through all." Of books 



July 18, 1907- 

and libraries there is no end, and their 
study becomes weariness of the flesh: 
"Shakespeare in my pocket, lest I feel alone; 
Lest the brooding landscape take a sombre tone? 
Good to have a poet to fall back upon! 
"But the vivid beauty makes the book absurd; 
What beside the real world, is the written word? 
Keep the page till winter, when no thrush is 
heard! 
"Why read Hamlet? What's Hecuba to me? 
Let me read the grain-field, let me read the tree, 
Let me read mine own heart, deep as I can see." 
Time was when men dreaded the deep 
mountain valleys, the wilderness and the 
lonely mountain summit. To-day men flee 
into the fastness of the mountain, pitch 
their tents by the lily pond and 'mid "the 
leafy tongues of the forest," and in the 
solitude and majesty they find there breaks 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 

in upon them a new sense of the Infinite. 
Out eyes are opened and we cry, "O won- 
drous world of God!" To-day I wandered 
far into the wilderness. I sat on the shore 
of Little Bass Lake, as round as a well and 
as deep, fringed with pines, birch, balsams 
and firs. 

It is evening. The shadows grow longer 
and stretch their lengths across the pond; 
the heavens are mirrored in the smooth 
lake ; a shy duck floats double, "duck and 
shadow" ; across the pond, on an old snag, 
is perched an eagle, while but a few rods 
away the familiar kingfisher darts for his 
evening's meal ; at my feet are the lily- 
pods and the water lilies nod and slumber ; 
a dull thud in the water, and we are star- 
tled by the muskrat that is taking a plunge, 
while the ringlets on the water indicate the 
point where the black bass is having his 



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sport; happy birds hymn the goodnight 
song and fly away to drowsy evergreens to 
tuck their tired little throats beneath a 
folded wing. Down in the pond we hear 
the bullfrogs, while across the long, lone 
marshes comes the call of the whippoor- 
will, and from a neighboring tree the hoot- 
owl informs us that he is on night duty. 
Mid these scenes and sounds and evergreen 
boughs, with none to stand guard but the 
stately pine trees, I am in the heart of the 
forest, and, surrounded with this magnifi- 
cence, and in this companionship of nature, 
I am overwhelmed in this marvelous wis- 
dom and beauty till my soul is full of long- 
ing and my lips are moved td prayer : 

"I love the woods. 
Oh, give me but that leafy bower 

On which to build my simple cot, 
And I'll not ask for palaces, 

Nor murmur at my lonely lot.' 



The Vexations of Vacation By James Mudge 



Some who see this caption will at once 
say their chief affliction is the absence of 
vacations, or their exceeding smallness 
when they come, and the paucity of purse 
that compels them to forego a thousand 
things which would fill their cup of hap- 
piness to overflowing. I sympathize with 
this feeHng, having been there oftentimes 
myself. But I venture also to say that, 
after all, man is not so entirely the crea- 
ture of circumstances, but that he may 
conquer outward conditions and win a 
real delight where limitations would 
seem to forbid it. It is with our leisure 
hours, be they few or many, as with 
those of activity; we may get much or 
little out of them in very close propor- 
tion to the amount of character we put 
into them and the manner in which they 
are managed. 

Does vacation need vindication? We 
trow not in the case of the reflective. It is 
abundantly evident to those who think that 
to labor without intermission or relaxation 
through all the weeks of the year lowers 
the quality as well as lessens the quantity 
of the total output, and tends to multiform 
deterioration. A holiday rightly conducted 
may be a holy day in a higher sense than 
is commonly comprehended, ministering 
most effectively to the building up of body 
and soul into fitness for the service of God 
and man. But the "right conducting is of 
primary importance. It is easy to spoil a 
holiday and to so misuse it as to defeat its 
essential purpose. To make it wholly sat- 
isfactory and successful, a good deal of 
planning is needed and is quite worth 
while. Also not a little independence of 
mind. Many people go to certain places 
and do certain things simply because others 
have found, or at least have professed to 
find, a joy in so doing. This is manifest 
unwisdom, for tastes greatly differ in this 
matter, and to follow fashion in it is most 
foolish. Whatever a man may feel con- 
strained to do in conformity to custom 
when confined to his usual routine, let him 
by all means break away and exercise his 
freedom when released from the grind and 
drive of daily toil. If the sea charms him, 
or the mountains, the country or the 
woods ; if he prefers to fish or shoot or 
drive or ride, so far as means permit let 
him indulge in these propensities. What 



can be more stale and wearisome and every 
way absurd than to come back from the 
o.ne outing of the year bored, fatigued, dis- 
gusted, the opportunity missed, the very 
design of the endeavor defeated? 

There should be a close relation between 
the vocation and the vacation. That is one 
way to avoid vexation, with its accompa- 
nying vitiation and consequent vituperation. 
It hardly needs to be said that change of 
scene and of employment is vital. The cur- 
rent of thought must be broken. New sur- 
roundings must awaken fresh emotions. 
The stress of life, the accent of impact of 
feeling and reflection must come from and 
fall on a different place. Then there is re- 
freshment, recuperation, readiness to take 
■up the burden again in better shape. He 
who has no vocation at all has no right to 
any vacation, can not indeed know what it 
means in its true sense. Only he who has 
earned by toil the respite which crowns it 
can enter into the joys of the release from 
application. 

But I started out to speak of the, irrita- 
tions and annoyances which so often are 
permitted to mar our holidays and to pre- 
sent a few thoughts that may be helpful to 
some in this matter. For one thing, it is 
well to set forth with moderate expecta- 
tions, not looking for Paradise to burst 
forth at the next turn of the road. "Blessed 
are those," it has been said, "who expect 
nothing, for they shall not be disappointed." 
Without going quite so far as this, let us 
at least moderate our hopes, our desires, 
our anticipations. It is not possible that 
all affairs can be pulled off to our liking. 
Total depravity may not exactly inhere in 
inanimate things, but there are certain to 
be occasions when we shall be tempted to 
think so. And the depravity of people will 
unquestionably come within our purview 
during our peregrinations. Trains will not 
always keep to their schedule. Convey- 
ances will occasionally break down. Storms 
will interfere with our most cherished 
plans. Folks will be inconsiderate, thought- 
less, selfish, obtuse to our desires and heed- 
less of our needs. There will be difficulties 
which we had not looked for, interruptions 
that have no apparent justification, obsta- 
cles well nigh insuperable. What travelers 
have not been tried in this way? And how 



variously they have met these trials ! Some 
are unperturbed. They take it as a wel- 
come challenge to their ingenuity. They 
like a spice of adventure, something out of 
the common, not cut and dried. They find 
a stimulus in coming up against situations 
out of which they must work a way for 
themselves. Their spirits never fail. They 
are equal to any emergency and take a 
pride in iso being. They rise to the call. 
They are serene, buoyant, cheerful, hopeful. 
Others — how easily cast down and dis- 
turbed, how full of complaints and evil 
prognostications, how hard to suit, how 
quickly upset, how unreasonable in their 
demands, what a sharp thorn in the side of 
those responsible for the excursion, how 
difficult to smooth over. 

It is a keen test of character ; much keen- 
er than is commonly afforded when we are 
so hemmed in by necessity and custom and 
routine that we have little freedom of 
choice or opportunity for showing what 
we really are. We learn what our friends 
are by going on a journey with them; we 
also discover ourselves. It may be turned— 
this latter part especially — into a most 
helpful means of grace. If we are cha- 
grined and mortified at our manifest lack 
of self-control, if we are distressed at be- 
ing so readily distressed, it may be made a 
prelude to decided improvement. On the 
other hand, if we ride the waves triumph- 
antly we have a better right to self-con- 
gratulation or to magnifying the grace of 
God than before we had thus proved the 
grace. Christians have a chance to honor 
their Master under such circumstances in a 
way that is sure to be appreciated. They 
can scatter so much sunshine that the 
source of it will not be mistaken. They 
can speak helpful words, minister to minds 
uneasy, put a bright aspect ori things dole- 
ful minimize troubles and be the life of the 
party. Vexations may thus be turned into 
vivifications of low spirits, verifications of 
the promises of God and vocalizations of 
his praises. 

Happy is he and wise who can plan nis 
vacation so skillfully as to get out of it the 
largest returns of health and abiding ben- 
efit°with smallest cost in money and fatigue. 
Still happier is he who is so rich in God's 
love, so plentifully dowered with a con- 
tented spirit that when he is deprived _ of 
that which he sees many others enjoying 
finds no murmur rising in his breast, but 
lays hold of the many sources of satisfac- 
tion still left him and chants his pean of 
praise to the All-Father with undiminished 
fullness of peace. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



JlTLY 18, 100ft, 



THE STORIES OF JUAN 

A' pause. "Yes," I put in encouragingly, 
"they live in the Pueblo of Tewa now, on 
the First Mesa, and the Mokis call them 
the Keepers of the Trail." 

"That so? Well, once when they lived 
■up by Santa Cruz, there was a man there 
had a wife that could make himself like a 
deer, coyote, bear, snake, anything he 
please. This woman, he used to go round 
in the woods like a deer or bear, and some- 
times men out hunting they shot her. She 
fall down like dead, but she always pull 
the arrow out right away and get up all 
right and run off, so they never kill her. 
Of course they never knew it was this 
woman. And the man that had her for 
his wife, he never knew she did this. 

"Well, after while she die, all by itself. 
About one or three months after, her hus- 
band went out hunting. It was winter 
time and snow all over the ground, and 
that night he had to sleep out in the woods. 
While he was eating his supper a coyote 
come up to him and ask him for some- 
thing to eat. So he throw a piece of 
cornbread and a piece of meat to it, and 
the coyote eat it. Then the coyote ask, 
don't you know who I am? And the man 
say, no, I don't know who you are. And 
the coyote say, I was the woman that was 
your wife that die month or two ago. 
Then it run away and don't say anything 
more. 

"Well, you know that round mesa just 
below San Ildefonso. Well, there was a 
man had a trap down by that and the next 
morning he found a coyote in it and it 
was dead when he got there. The other 
man was there, too, the same time. They 
went to skin that coyote, and when they 
cut it open they found that same piece of 
cornbread and piece of meat that that 
man gave to the coyote that was the woman 
that was his wife that die month or two 
before. 

"They say 'she must be witch, so he 
didn't care very much." 



These are the stories that Juan told me 
as we two sat by the camp-fire in the 
Gasoh de los Frijoles. Behind us rose 
five hundred feet of sheer cliff, honey- 
combed with the cave-rooms where Juan's 
ancestors had lived when the Caesars 
ruled in Rome. The half-moon slipped 
slowly westward just above the south wall 
of the canyon which faced us. The fire 
burned low, and the candle which I had 
set in my cave-room shone nickeringly 
through the narrow doorway and made a 
wavering spot of light on the opposite 
cliff which the moon left in deep shadow. 
We were deep in the heart of the cliff- 
dwelling country, a place of mystery, more 
mysterious still by moonlight, where any 
wild legend 'seemed more true than the 
most accurate deductions of science. In 
such a place, the presence of an Indian 
scarcely breaks the solitude. He becomes 
part of the scenery. But Juan and I were 
bound together by the experiences of many 
long trips through the mountains and the 
desert. Together we had sought out many 
an ancient and obliterated trail, found 
many a forgotten ruin, and endured the in- 
conveniences of many a dry camp. 

Around the camp-fire, conversation be- 
gan. We had -seen the tracks of a bear 
that afternoon up the canon and were 
planning to go after him before daylight 
the next morning. 

The Coyote Woman. 

"Juan", I said, "The people down at 
ZufTi say that the bears and coyotes and 
rattle snakes and all the other, animals are 
really men, and that away back in their 
own estufas where they hold their coun- 
cils, tfeat they take off their snake-skins or 
bear-skins tkese and look and talk just 
like other men. But if anyone happens 
to ^surprise them, they jump into their ani- 
mal skins again in such a hurry that the 
man who saw them can't be sure whether 
he really saw them or just imagined it. Do 
you suppose it is really true that the ani- 
mals are just a kind of men with animal 
skins on?" 

"I don't know if itis or not," said Juan. 
"But the old men inrueblo say that some 
men can make themselves look like animals 
when they want to." 

"Then I should think' there would be 
danger of their being killed by the hunters." 

"No, they can't be killed. Even if they 
got shot in the heart, it makes no differ- 
ence. They run off just the same. Not 
many of these people live now, though. 
They were long while ago." 

"You know," he continued, "there used 
to be pueblo up near Santa Cruz, 'bout 
three miles up the arroyo. You know 
where those old walls are. What they 
call it? Yes, San Cristobal de Santa 
Cruz. That's it. Some of those Indians 
after while went to live at Pueblo Bonita 
in Chaco Canon, and then they went out 
to Moki-land." 



They have to study a long while and learn 
many things." 

"I suppose it is a great honor to be a 
Koshare?" 

"Oh, yes." 

"Who are the Koshares and what do 
they represent? Of course, I've seen them 
in the dances, where they have their faces 
painted white with black lines, and where 
they make jokes and play tricks on every- 
body to make the people laugh. But what 
does it all mean?" 

"Well, they represent the Sun. You know 
all Indians came out of the earth at Si-pa- 
fi-ne. That must be somewhere up near 
Ojo Caliente. For awhile they all went 
naked. Didn't have any clothes at all. The 
sun was pretty hot and they all got burned 
brown. Then a man came along with a 
kind of cap or some pine leaves on his 
head, and gave the people some cotton 
seeds and told them when they got along 
farther south they could plant that ani 

@ ® 

QUIT WHITE BREAD 
Could Not Get Strength From It. 



The Koshare. 

"Why is it, Juan, that so many of the 
clans in the different pueblos have the 
names of animals?" 

"I don't know. Only those men that be- 
long to those clans know that, and they 
mustn't tell." 

"How many clans are there in your 
pueblo?" 

"Well, there's Deer, Bear, Turqupe, Sun, 
Koshare — I guess 'bout seven." 

"Which one is yours?" 

"Sun." 

"Does your wife belong to your clan?" 
■ "No. Man always marries outside his 
own clan." 

"Do the children belong to their father's 
clan, then, or to their mother's?" 

"They belong to their mother's clan. 
Only the Koshare are not like the others. 
They are not born in it, but in some other 
clan, and are made Koshare afterward. 



A Yorkstate minister, who is inter- 
ested not only in the spiritual welfare of 
his congregation, but in their physical 
well-being, says: 

"I can now do an immense amount of 
work and feel no fatigue, for the reason 
that I am using Grape-Nuts food and have 
quit coffe entirely and am using Postum 
Food Coffee in its place. 

"Myself and family are all greatly im- 
proved in health. We have largely aban- 
doned the use of white bread. Upwards 
of twenty-five persons have changed their 
diet, on my recommendation. It is gladly 
given, because I know, from personal ex- 
perience, whereof I speak." 

It is a well-known fact that white bread 
is almost entirely composed of starch and 
this is difficult of digestion by many peo- 
ple particularly those who have weak in- 
testinal digestion. The result of the use 
of much white bread is a lack of brain 
and nervous power to do mental work 
and it also creates intestinal troubles, be- 
cause the excess of starch ferments in 
the intestines and makes the condition 
right for the growth of microbes; whereas 
Grape-Nuts food contaius the needed 
starch, but in a predigested form. That is, 
it is transformed into grape-sugar in the 
procesis of manufacture, and delivered in 
the packages, ready cooked, and in such 
shape that it is immediately assimilated 
without hard work of the digestive organs. 
The food also contains the delicate 
particles of phosphate of potash which, 
combined with albumen, is used by Na- 
ture to make the gray matter in the cells 
of the brain and the nerve centres 
throughout the body, in order to give 
strength and ability to stand long and 
continuous work. "There's a Reason." 
Read, "The Road to Wellville," in pkga. 



July 18, iq°7- 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



915 



raise cotton, and make some clothes out of 
that. This man that gave them the cotton 
seeds was the Sun. He went along with 
them for awhile, and whenever they got 
tired or didn't feel good and wanted to 
stop before they got to the right place, h,c 
danced and sang' and played tricks and did 
things to make them laugh. That's why 
the Koshare do those things in the dances 
now and paint their faces, white. They 
stand for th,e Sun that gave the people cot- 
ton to make clothes out of and made the 
people feel happy while they were going 
from Si-pa-fi-ne to the place down here 
where they live." 

Montezuma. 

"Well, Juan, you said that all the Indians 
came out of the earth at Si-pa-fi-ne. Did 
the white men come out of there, too?" 

"No; just the Indians." 

"Where did the white men come from?" 

"I don't know. You're a' white man. You 
must know." 

"But where were the Indians before they 
came out?" 

"Down below. There must be some kind 
of earth down there where they lived be- 
fore they came up to this earth), I don't 
know what it is like, though. I guess peo- 
ple go back there when they die, if they've 
been good. If they have been bad, I don't 
know what." 

"Didn't you tell me once that Montezuma 
was born at Ojo Caliente?" 

"Yes; right at Ojo Caliente." 

"That must have been soon after the peo- 
ple came out at Si-pa-fi-ne." 

"Yes ; not right away, but pretty soon. 
They hadn't gone very far, but the Pueblo 
Indians had gone off one way and the 
Navajos and Utes and Apaches another, so 
they were not together any more.* - 

"You know, when all the Indians came 
out of the earth; of course the Pueblos 
came out first, then the Utes and Navajos 
and Apaches and th,e others. One day, be- 
fore they had gone very far, the Navajos 
and Apaches and Utes got to throwing 
stones to the Pueblos, and the Puebios said 
because they did that they would always 
be fighting. And you know those Indians 
always have been fighting, but the Pueblos 
don't fight very much. 

"Well, a little while after that the Pueblo 
Indians were around near Ojo' Caliente and 
all the people went up in the mountains to 
gather pinon nuts. There was an old 
woman and her daughter went out with the 
rest, and the old woman got tired and sat 
down under a tree. After while a man that 
she didn't know came up and asked could 
he speak to her daughter. She said all 
right. So he asked how many rooms they 
had in their house. She said two. Then 
he gave the girl three pinon nut., and told 
her to go home and put one pinon nut in 
the first room, the other in the next room, 
and to swallow the other without mashing 
it, and then to go to somebody else's house 
and not go- home till next day. 

"Well, the old woman and her daughter 
went home and did what the man say, and 
the girl swallowed the third nut and then 



went to somebody else's house. Next 
morning she went home. She went into 
the first ,room and found it full of corn, 
and she went into the next room and found 
it full of beans. Well, then, she knew she 
was going to have a child, and about noon 
Montezuma was born. This girl was his 
mother. I guess he didn't have any real 
father. I don't know who that man was 
who gave her the pinon nuts. I ought to 
ask the old men about that so I know. 

"In six days Montezuma had grown to 
be a man. Well, one day he was walking 
around Ojo Caliente and he met God. He 
stopped and they shook hands, and God 
asked him who he was, and he said he was 
Montezuma, the Indians' god. Then God 
asked him what food he had for' his people, 
and he said corn and beans and deer and 
bear and turkey and all kinds of wild ani- 
mals. You know they got the corn and 
beans from those two pinon nuts I just 
told you about. Then Montezuma asked 
God what kind of food he had for his peo- 
ple, and he said wheat and cattle and sheep 
and chickens. Then God asked Montezuma 
what he had to shoot with, and he said 
bow and arrow and lightning. Then Mon- 
tezuma asked God what he had to shoot 
with, and he said gun. 

"Then they arranged for God to come 
to see Montezuma in Ojo Caliente, and have 
a big feast. So Montezuma had his people 
all get ready. They cooked blue cornbread 
and beans, and a kind of pudding made out 
of corn, and Montezuma whistled on a kind 
of whistle that he had and the deers and 
wild turkeys' came in and they killed £hem 
and cooked them. When they got all ready 
God came and they had a big feast. God 
ate' all those things and told Montezuma it 
was all right, very good. Then Montezuma 
said he like to eat God's kind of food. So 
God got up a big feast and had wheat and 
beef and sheep and all those good things. 
Montezuma ate and said it was good, and 
said he would like to have those things for 
his people. 

"Then God said he would like to see 
Montezuma shoot. So Montezuma took 



* 



.4. 



«J». 



GIVER, of all joy, our loving Heav- 
enly Father, let our quiet times 
and hours of rest be filled with 
a delightful sense of Thy presence, and 
grant us health in times of pleasure 
that we may not offend against Thy law 
of love. Give us to see more of Thy 
thought in the beauty of the earth and of 
Thy purpose in the lives of men. In- 
crease our sympathy with our brothers 
in their pleasure and their pain. Renew 
our strength, quicken our faculties, that 
we may be better fitted for the work 
Thou hast given us to do. We thank 
Thee for Thy fatherly love and care in 
the days gone by, for wayside mercies 
and for the satisfactions and compensa- 
tions of our work. To Thee be praise 
for Thy continual goodness and for our 
hope of the eternal life with Thee. In 
the name of Christ, Amen. 



his bow and arrow and shot into a tree, 
and the arrow went in 'bout that far (meas- 
uring off about two feet)— no, I guess 
T)out that far (one foot). Then God shot 
with his gun and the bullet went in about 
the same. Then Montezuma shot with his 
lightning, and it knocked the tree all to 
pieces. God said that was too strong, he 
mustn't use that. If he let his people use 
that, prettv soon there won't be any people 
left in the world. So Montezuma say all 
right, he won't use his lightning any more 
if God give him his kind of food, wheat 
and cattle and sheep, for his people. 

"So they do that. Then Montezuma say 
he has to go way south where there's a big 
lake. I don't know where it is. But some- 
time, he say, he come back again to his 
people, and while he's gone he want God 
to look out for them. And he say, too, that 
if God don't take care of them, and they 
get in trouble with other people, then he 
come back again right off and use his light- 
ning anyway. 

"That's the way old men told the story 
to me. I don't know if it's true or not. 
Now tell me where your people come 
from." 

A SMALL SECRET 

Couldn't Understand the Taste of his 

Customers. 



Two men were discussing the various 
food products now being supplied in such 
variety and abundance. 

One, a grocer, said, "I frequently try a 
package or so of any certain article be- 
fore offering it to my trade, and in that 
way sometimes form a different idea than 
my customers have. 

"For instance, I thought I would try 
some Postum Food Coffee, to see what 
reason there was for such a call for it. 
At breakfast I didn't like it and supper 
proved the same, so I naturally concluded 
that my' taste was different from that 
of the customers who bought it r ight 
along. 

"A day or two after I waited on a lady 
who was buying -a 25c package and told her 
I couldn't understand how one could fancy 
the taste of Postum. 

" T know just what is the matter,' she 
said. 'You put the coffee boiler on the 
stove for just fifteen minutes, and ten min- 
utes of that time it simmered, and perhaps 
five minutes it boiled. Now if you will 
have it left to boil full fifteen minutes after 
it commences to boil, you will find a deli- 
cious Java-like beverage, rich in food value 
of gluten and phosphates, so choice that 
you will never abandon it, particularly 
when you see the great gain in health.' 
Well, I took another trial, and sure enough 
I joined the Postum army for good, and 
life seems worth living since I have gotten 
rid of my old -time stomach and kidney 
troubles." 

Postum is no sort of medicine, but pure 
liquid food, and this, together with a relief 
from coffee, worked the change. "There's 
a Reason." 

Read "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs. 



916 



THE . CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 18, 1907. 



How to Have a Working Church— ii 



In the selection of persons who are 
to lead in any department of the church 
or to serve in any official capacity, great 
care should be exercised. It is not wise 
"to push into prominence conceited peo- 
ple who happen to have large purses or 
social conspicuousness." The best 
workers often come from homes of .hum- 
ble social rank; no one should be given 
such position "unless he has earned 
it by consecration to the Master's serv- 
ice." There are cases where the church 
has done some costly experimenting by 
making an officer out of a man in the 
hope of enlisting him in the work and 
keeping him out of sin; or some world- 
ly-minded, pleasure-seeking woman has 
been given a class in the Bible school 
with a view to saving her. Unregenerate 
teachers are responsible for much of the 
leakage in .our schools. Our young peo- 
ple are not likely to be led to Christ by 
teachers who forsake the prayer-meet- 
ing and the revival for the ballroom or 
card party. Men whose lives are openly 
at variance with both the letter and 
spirit of the gospel should not be toler- 
ated upon any church board. The mem- 
bers can no{ be expected to work heart- 
ily under the leadership of those in 
whom they have little confidence and for 
whom they have scant respect. A gen- 
eral shaking up and weeding out would 
help to make working churches out of 
some who are dragging heavily and 
wearily along. A place should be found 
for every member and a determined and 
continued effort made to put each one to 
work. Seek to know what each one is 
best fitted for, and set him to work and 
see that he keeps at it. Ask the members 
to do things, repeat the request if nec- 
essary, and come back next day with a 
new one; don't get discouraged, never 
give up or let up! Consecrated people 
will ask for something to do, but more 
timid ones will have to be drawn out. 
Some ardent souls will do things that 
are indiscreet, but such are of more 
value to the church than the overpru- 
dent and fastidious sort. While a few 
may have to be held with a check rein, 
several will need to be spurred to a 
better speed. The minister will be 
pained by the lack of backbone in one 
fiom whom he hoped much, and worried 
by too much jawbone in another. Here 
is one to be cured of periodical back- 
sliding and there another afflicted with 
perpetual pharisaism. Thus the good 
pastor must combine the patience of the 
mother with her children, the optimism 
of the teacher with his pupils, the per- 
sistence pi an insurance agent and the 
good cheer of an angel of commerce. 
Such a combination will win, by an en- 
thusiasm that is infectious, a persuasion 
that can not be resisted and a pressure 
that drives where it can not lead. 

3. A wise organization of the forces. It 
is still the fashion, in some quarters, to 



By George L. Bush 



may be safely and should be speedily 
adopted. 

a ™ « u u u- » a The average congregation of to-dav 

condemn "church machinery." Some- , , , . ., , y 

, , , , - . , . needs helpers similar to the seven men 

times good men are led to commit this „... , , ,,, , 

r ,, . „«, • • , , . selected by the church at Jerusalem, 

folly. Ihis is an age of machinery. ™, ■ ... , , 

~ ,,. . , . ,, . , . , . J- his committee was chosen at the susr- 

Everything is highly organized, in busi- .. r ., L . a , 

, * . ■ . ' ,. . gestion of the apostles to meet a real 

ness, education, society and religion. , . ,., . , , „ . 

m, ' . .. .. ' . . . j ■ . * "eed in this church. It was a "bus ness" 

lhe twentieth century is not the first -^ ... ., 

., . . ., , , ., , ^ , committee on daily ministration." It is 

or the sixteenth; and when it seeks to be , ■,<.,-•, ., . ,. . . 

., . ,, L . . . hard to find any striking parallel between 

anv other century but the twentieth it ., ,-r .. , , . . , . , 

•_ , , .. ,, .„ ™, ,. , the qualifications and duties of this local 

simply makes itself silly. The time has ... , „ . , • , 

. ., ., , , committee and those of the later order 

come when the man or the church not , , T . . , 

,. , . . , of deacons. It is evident that the work 

alive to the importance of adapting pro- , , 1,1 

. iU , , , , had grown beyond the pastoral care of 

gressive, modern methods to the de- ,, i( , . , ■ , 

j c ., , .,, , , ., ... the apostles and these men were selected 

mands of the day, will surely fail to hold . . ^ :, ... 

., . „ ,. . . . to assist them in ministering to this 

their own. Competition is almost as , , „, 

, . . , •, . , . - , growing church. They were more like 

sharp in the church as in business, and , , , , , 

,, , >A . pastoral helpers to the apostles than any 

the pastor owes it to the great cause ., «. - . . . , 

.... ? , other church . workers of our day. 

which he presents to put forth every 1 • ,., , 

a , \... , • • rreachers in the larger cities generally 

ettort, and utilize every legitimate means , , . _., 

. , , , - , have one or more such assistants. They 

in carrying forward the work of the , , , . , ,, , 

, mi , . , are also needed in the smaller places, 

church. Ihe one great need in the Tr , , , , f , 

. . . , ,, . . If such helpers can be found among the 

majority of our towns and small cities ,, , , 

, . , . ,, . elders and deacons, use these as far as 

and in the rural places as well, is the in- .,, , , , . 

, . .,.-,„ . possible, but feel free to select others 

troduction in modified form, ot the , ^ , , ,._ 

, , , . , . , wn.o possess' the needed qualifications 

modern methods which have been so , .,, , ,, . , _ , 

, , ,, . , . , . , and will do the work required. Paul 

wonderfully successful in reaching and ,-j . , ,, 

. , . . „ ,, did not hesitate to use women as well 

saving men in the great cities. Many , . . . . , . . . ^, 

. 6 . . J as men to help him in his ministry. The 

congregations are running in ruts, hoary . , , , , , , , , , ,-. 

. , , , ,, ', . . number of such helpers should be lim- 

with age, and the saddest part .of it is, .... ,, . - ., n , , , ,, • 

, , ■ ' ited to the size of the field and their 

that the preacher seems content to let , ,. . , T . 

..... ., , duties to its needs. In almost any con-. 

them run on or is afraid of results if he ,.. .. . ... ,. , , 

, , m , • gregation it is possible t.o enlist a volun- 

should shake them out. The order 01 . , , r , . A 

teer band for such service. As an ex- 
service never varies, methods of work -_^i„ „ c ^ ■ ... 1 . 4 .. ,, , 

ample of this method attention is called 

never change, all things continue as of . ., , , , ., , 

, , , , , , to tne P Ian use d very successfully by 

old, the members have gone to sleep and ., ....... , . 

to the writer in his own ministry: 
the sinners have slipped beyond their 

reach. Our people have generally been : : 

, . . , r . . , •' The Pastoral Helpers Band of the Dixon : 

very much afraid of innovations, and SO : Street Christian Church is an organization : 

have been slow about using new meth- : whi ? h . seeks t0 ?! el P Jfef minist « do Christ's : 

: work in our city. The members visit the : 

ods until their orthodoxy was approved : sick and the strangers, care for the needy : 

... , , . , ., .. : and the distressed, seek to win back the : 

by those Who seemed to be in authority. . wayward> and enlist the indifferent, secure : 

Any plan that leaves most of the mem- : " ew p u p ; 's for the Bible School, increase : 

, : the attendance at all the services, distribute : 

bers idle and the community without : literature, promote sociabilitv, let in the : 

suitable ministry should be abandoned. ; SSttSrtff GaVeS.^ P ° SSibk "^ j 

Methods that do not contravene any \ j 

precept or principle of the gospel, and 

have been used with success elsewhere : : 

: MOTTO: "Not to be ministered unto but : 
: to minister." : 

Trusting in Testis Christ for strength, I : 

promise to devote afternoon each : 

: month to service for Christ and the : 
: Church, unless prevented bv s»me excuse : 

NOTHING IS LOST. : that I am willing to give to Him. It is : 

: understood that this work is to be done : 

: under the direction of our minister and the : 

Nothing is lost! the -drop Of rain : superintendent of the district in which I : 

: live. 

That falls in silence to the ground, Signed : 

: Date : 

Abideth still; its soul is found 

Transfigured in the golden grain. There is also urgent need for the or- 

.. ... . . ., .. . . _ ganization of classes for the systematic 

Nothing is lost! the lowly flower 6 _ .. , ... 

study of God s word and practical train- 
That grows unnoticed by the way, .._,.... , T „„_„„,.„ „r a ' 
* J* ltl g in Christian work. Ignorance ot the 

Lives well in praising, its short day, Scriptures is one of the chief barriers 

The God who made it by His power. to larger service. The members hesi- 
tate about undertaking any definite work 

Nothing is lost! the falling tear, , , ., • , , c . • ,■ 

° because of their lack of preparation for 

The word of comfort, lightly given, doing it cre ditably. Such classes should 

Shall still abide in yonder Heaven, give the needed instruction and also pro- 

When earth's rich fruitage shall appear, vide practical training. There is a 

Thomas Curtis Clark. Wealth of COUTSeS. 

Saint Louis, Mo. (To be Continued.) 



July 18, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



917 




— "Now I am in a holiday humor." 

— No man has a right to commit (suicide, 
even if it is by inches, says Edward Everett 
Hale. 

— "God giveth quietness at last," but 
many people are trying to hasten the Al- 
mighty's plans. 

— Charles Wagner very truly says : "Be- 
cause rest is sacred, each of us ought to 
hold it for himself and others. It is im- 
pious not to take thought for others who 
labor; to give them no truce; to trouble 
them without good cause." 

—In this issue there are some helpful 
words on the subject of rest and recrea- 
tion. The American people need to learn 
how to live. The Editor's Easy Chair 
tells you of a delightful northern retreat 
and the illustration on another page shows 
that it is not too far removed from "vit- 
tels" and other things necessary to comfort. 



— J. C. Meese goes to Shepherd, Mich. 

— C. E. Pickett goes to Petoskey, Mich. 

— Grant E. Pike has been visiting his 
parents in Ohio. 

— H. A. Pallister is to take up the work 
at Riverton, Iowa. 

— There is to be a new church building 
at Blacksburg, Va. 

— E. J. Bradley has accepted the work 
at Lampasas, Texas. 

— The Bible school at Converse, Ind., is 
making good progress. 

—Work on a new church building at Lu^ 
ther, Mich., is in progress. 

—Splendid work is being done at Roa- 
noke, Va., by R. E. Elmore. 

— The Pan Handle camp-meeting will be 
held at Clarendon in August. 

— J. W. Holsapple has entered upon the 
pastorate at Hillsboro, Texas. 

— R. M. Messick has gone from Star- 
buck, Wash., to Salem, Oregon. 

■ — M. C. Wilson has taken charge for 
half time at Gilmore City, Iowa. 

— The congregation at Brighton, Iowa, 
is enlarging the building there. 

— Roy Schmucker will give part time to 
Galilee, in the Valley of Virginia. 

— S. G. Inman is visiting the various 
churches and evangelists in Mexico. 

— The first section of the new building 
at Golden, Colo., has been dedicated. 

— Levi McCash, Lake .Port, Colo., has 
closed his work and is to go to Ontario. 

— C. N. Williams has resigned his pas- 
torate at Hampton, Va., to locate in Texas. 

—At Tulsa, I. T., M. S. Dunnins? and his 
congregation are studying plans for a new 
building. * 

— Improvements have been made upon 
the property of the Second Church, Roch- 
ester, N. Y. 

— R. T. Maxey, who was a visitor at the 
Missouri State Convention, writes in great 
praise of it. 

— W. J. Mingus will succeed W. A. Web- 
ster at Ninth and Shaw streets, Des 
Moines, Iowa. 

— A lot has been secured on which to 
build a church edifice at Tinkling', Va, It 
is a new town. 

— The Franklin county, Missouri, co-op- 
erative meeting will be held at New Hope 
Church, August 26-28. 

— H. O. Breeden is under promise to the 
church at Canyon City, Colo., for the dedi- 



catory 'service, and for a meeting some time 
in September. 

—We regret to learn that S. G. Griffith 
and wife lost their little boy at sea on the 
way to Sydney, Australia. 

—Philip Hooper, after three years' labor 
at Henderson, Mich., has left that field to 
take charge at Pine Run. 

— R. A. Boroys, of Kimberlin Heights, 
will minister for the brethren at Wexford, 
Mich., during the summer. 

— A. T. Fitts, of Des Moines, Iowa, is 
spending the summer in Georgia, and will 
hold a meeting or two there. 

— R. W. Lilly will remain at Corydon, 
that church having protested against his 
accepting the call to Osceola. 

— Winona Inman is the new missionary 
that has joined our forces at Monterey, 
Mexico. She arrived June 28. 

— C. W. Dean, of Grand Rapids. Wis.,- 
has entered upon the ministiy at the 
Broadway Church of Pueblo. Col. 



The author of our new serial story, 
who lives and preaches at Meridian, 
Idaho, has planned for his vacation, 
which he describes as follows: 

"We also began our church house 
Monday by sending to the hills for lum- 
ber. The pastor-minister has purchased 
a block in the outer edge of town, with 
a grove of poplar, willow and balm 
trees; also a small orchard of splendid 
variety, a fountain of cold water and a 
fast-flowing stream skirting the prop- 
erty. Upon this he has pitched his tent- 
and dumped his belongings, and will 
fight it out all summer on this spot and 
along this line. Others may go to the 
hills or the seacoast ; there is no place 
like a home of this sort for summer 
outing. When coming this way, call and 
get a sip of our new cow's milk and a 
whiff of our shade and cool water. 
Take off your boots and wade with our 
five 'kids' up and down this pebbly 
stream and let the minnows bite your 
toes and feel the rippling waters trickle 
about your bare shins as ,of yore. O 
to be a boy or a girl once more, and to 
have such a home as this ! It takes us 
back to ye days of forty years ago." 



— Our type made the new address of C. 
H. Erenfight to be Eagle Hills, N. Y. It 
should have read Eagle Mills. N. Y. 

— A new church was dedicated at 
Price's, in North Carolina, just on the 
Henry county line, by J. A. Spencer. 

— Willard McCarthy, of -Richland Cen- 
ter, Wis., has received a most cordial wel- 
come from the Berkeley Church, Denver. 

■ — A new church building is now being 
considered by the brethren at Ennis, Texas, 
where C. L. Knight is doing such success- 
ful work. 

—Charles E. McVay will assist with the 
singing at a short meeting at Claude, Tex., 
which is to be led .by T. J. Giddens, begin- 
ning July 21. 

— The church at Exira, Iowa, will have 
C. A. Poison, of Effingham, Kan., to min- 
ister to them. He preaches in both Swed-' 
ish and English. 

— C. P. Ladd, of Mendota. 111., has been 
called to fill the Rock Falls pulpit until 
September 1, with a view to locating as 
permanent pastor. 

- — Miss Pearl Denham. who has acted in 
the capacity of assistant to several pastors, 
has just married Mr. O. C. Miller, at 
Bloomington, 111. 

— S. G. Fisher, of Woodward Avenue 
Church, Detroit, Mich., has taken unto 
himself a pastoral helper in the person of 



a wife. W. Hayes Miller, of Durand, in 
the same state, has also joined the circle 
of benedicts. 

—The Virginia State Convention will be 
held in conjunction with the Piedmont As- 
sembly, July 30-August 2. The place is 
Gordonsville, Va. 

— Dean Haggard, of Drake University, 
is summering in the Rocky Mountains, and 
is to give a Bible reading at the Colorado 
Assembly at Gato. 

— The congregation in Waynesburg, 
iinder the care of F. A. Bright, has just 
been presented with a beautiful individual 
communion service. 

— W. L. Dudley is ready to correspond 
with churches with a view to locating, and 
desires to remain in Virginia. He may be 
addressed at Oranda. 

— The First Church at Pittsburg is 
indebted to the Ladies' Aid Society for a 
handsome new communion table and -a desk 
for the pastor's study. 

— J. T. T. Hundley notes with pleasure 
the co-operation of every church around 
Hampton Roads in preparation for the 
great convention at Norfolk. 

, — W. O. Dallas, a recent graduate of the 
Texas Christian University, has been en- 
gaged as assistant pastor to J. B. Holmes 
at the church at Beaumont. 

— G. R. Hull has entered upon the pas- 
torate at Benton Harbor, Mich., and W. 
F. Wills, a graduate of Bethany College, 
has taken the work at Saranac. 

— The Bible school at Alliance, Ohio, has 
just begun a contest with Brother W'elshi- 
mer's great class, which is to continue dur- 
ing July, August and September. 

— The church at Bakersfield, Cal., has 
abandoned all methods of raising money 
for any purposes, except by free will offer- 
ing. Cal Ogburn is the minister. 

— N. A. Stull having decided to go to 
Iowa, Walter G. Carter, who preached sev- 
eral times for the church at Vineland, 
Colo., has received and accepted a calk 

— The congregation at Valley City, Iowa, 
is sending G. A. Hess, its pastor, and his 
family to their old home in Illinois, with 
salary continued and all expenses paid. 

— We regret to learn that Flournoy 
Payne, minister of our church at Rifle. 
Colo., was taken ill on June 13, and that 
his sickness developed into typhoid fever. 

— The brethren at Longmont, Colo., 
have called C. C. Dobbs, of Des Moines, 
Iowa. The pulpit will be supplied until 
September 1 by E. M. Miller, of Boulder. 

— At Fort Morgan, Colo., our brethren 
have purchased the property of the United 
Presbyterian church, a brick building cen- 
trally located, and seating about 300 people. 

— The church at Fayette, Mo., is to take 
on a new appearance in preparation for th,e 
protracted meeting to begin on July 23. 
Inside decoration will be attended to later 
on. 

— The Southwestern Iowa District Con- 
vention will be held at Logan, August 20- 
22. The Northwestern district will meet 
in convention at Rock Rapids, August 
27-29. 

• — C. C. Bearden has been telling the 
citizens of Clarendon, Texas, how they 
may improve their little city. It was in an 
excellent article contributed to the local 
paper. 

— The second district convention of Mis- 
souri will be held at Odessa, July 24-26. 
The sixth district convention will be ■ at 
Canton, July 29-31. Fine programs have 
been arranged. 

— J. W. Ellis goes to Siloam Springs, 
Ark., to enter upon Bible lectures at the 
Chautauqua th,is week. He will give six 
lectures at the Bentonville Chautauqua, , be- 
ginning July 21. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 18, 1907. 



—The brethren at Albany, Ore., expect 
to go to Turner with a clean record, their 
mortgage having just been burned. The 
indebtedness has been a heavy handicap 
for a number of years. 

— We have received, too late for other 
than the briefest notice, the program of 
the jubilee convention of the California 
churches, which is to be held at Santa 
Cruz, July 23-August 4. 

—The church at Meeker, Col., has de- 
cided to secure a preacher as soon as pos- 
sible, but the pulpit will be supplied for 
the time being by Jasper Bogue, who is to 
go to Drake University in* September. 

— M. C. Hughes, minister of the church 
at Bicknell, Ind., writes us that one of the 
best lots in town has been purchased and 
a neat parsonage will soon be completed. 
He reports the work in good condition. 

—The Thirtieth Street Church, Newport 
News, Va., was dedicated on the last Lord's 
day in June, J. J. Haley assisting. On the 
same date a new church was dedicated at 
Mitchell, State Secretary H. C. Combs be- 
ing in charge. 

— F. Douglass Wharton writes from 
Plain View, Texas, that the brethren there 
are busily engaged in erecting a $6,000 
brick church. The Sunday-school has been 
reorganized and a strong Ladies' Aid So- 
ciety started. 

— The decision of the Iowa convention 
to hold the next conference in tents at Des 
Moines, is a decision that may be followed 
by other conventions. In the South the 
brethren think nothing of spending a cou- 
ple of weeks at a camp-meeting convention 
in the very hottest weather. 

—Sumner A. Martin, who has been act- 
ing as city evangelist of the Chicago Chris- 
tian Mission Society, is ready to consider 
work in another field, either as pastor or 
evangelist. He may be addressed at 2136 
Congress street, Chicago, 111. 

— The church at Dunmore, Pa., has had 
a very prosperous year. All the mission- 
ary offerings were larger than those of the 
preceding year. The amount contributed 
by the members for all purposes was about 
$5,000. Richard Bagby is the pastor. 

— T. L. Fowler has resigned at Minerva, 
Ohio, to go back to his old home church 
at Poplar Hill. Canada. That congrega- 
tion has been after him for some time, and 
he agreed to return if thev would build a 
new house of worship. This they have 
done and now claim his promise. 

— William Ross Lloyd, who has been 
supplying A. C. Smither's pulpit, pro- 
nounces Grant K. Lewis "a dynamo of 
energy in this whole country." The South- 
ern California secretary is not a big man 
in stature, but he certainly has the energy 
necessary for success in his field. 

— It is expected that work on the new- 
house of worship at Colorado City will be 
begun shortly. William Bayard Craig, 
who was Chancellor of Drake University 
when the minister, Brother Bower, was a 
student there, reoently visited the church 
in the interest of the building fund. 

— J. R. Blunt reports progress at Ma- 
rionville, Mo. All the missionary enter- 
prises* have been remembered through this 
church, which for some years previous had 
done nothing for missionaries, partly be- 
cause they had no regular minister and 
partly because they were erecting a new 
building. 

— At the last meeting of the executive 
committee of the Foreign Society, Leslie 
Wolfe and wife of Zearing, Iowa, were ap- 
pointed missionaries to Manila, P. I.; T. A. 
Young, Lexington, Kv.. was appointed to 
Japan. Miss Eva May Raw. MarvsvilL 
Ohio, was also appointed, her field of labor 
to*be fixed later on. 



— Finis Idleman was able to be present 
at the Iowa convention, though he showed 
the signs of his recent serious illness. Mem- 
bers of the Central Church, of Des Moines, 
have just given him and his wife a surprise 
in the presentation of an elegant phaeton. 
The gift was not from the church as such, 
but from individual members. 

— Talmage Defrees has put out a weekly 
announcement sheet for the church at 
Frankford, Mo. We note that he gives 
considerable space to the San Francisco 
situation. One reason why many of our 
offerings are not as great as they might 
be is that the minister frequently does not 
understand the art of making announce- 
ments. 

— We see a report that the church at 
Berkeley, Cal., has hope of securing I. N. 
McCash as pastor. Brother McCash has 
been doing good work for the Anti-Saloon 
League, having resigned an important pas- 
torate to enter upon the temperance work. 
Whether he feels the time has come for 
him to get back to the regular ministry 
again we do not know. 

— A splendid unity is being exhibited by 
our two churches at Fort Worth, Texas. 
The buildings are in close proximity, and 
the Tabernacle Church is pastorless. By 
invitation from them the First Church 
meets in their own building for the morn- 
ins; service and at the Tabernacle in the 
evening. J. J. Morgan, the pastor of the 
First Church, conducts both services. 

— David Rioch and family sailed last 
Saturday on the S. S. "Furnessia," of the 
Anchor Line, en route to India. By the 
way, there are only two children in the 
family, not three, as announced in The 
Christian-Evangelist some weeks ago. 
Their visit to' this country has been a de- 
light to them and to the brotherhood at 
large. They go back to do some more pio- 
neer work, and they will be followed espe- 



Did you ever try an advertise- 
ment in the Subscribers' Wants 
columns of The Christian-Evan- 
gelist? Others have, with satisfac- 
tory results. Our "want ads." 
bring returns. 



daily by the prayers of the Union Avenue 
Church, St. Louis, Mo., and the East Dal- 
las Church, Texas, whose living links they 
are. 

— The editor of the "Christian Courier" 
does not expect to be in his office this sum- 
mer, having made arrangements to refresh 
himself by holding some evangelistic meet- 
ings. The change from his office grind 
will no- doubt be a relief to Brother Faris. 
His son Ellsworth will look after the de- 
tails that are necessary in the production 
of the paper. This will no doubt be a 
change from the lecture work he has been 
engaged in at the Texas Christian Univer- 
sity. 

— A. J. Bush has been in a meeting at 
Stamford, Texas. It is just fift- years ago 
since Brother Bush was baptized by John 
McCune in Boonville county, Missouri. 
From his earlv days, even before he united 
with the Church, he felt that some day he 
must be a preacher. For thirty-five years 
now he has been a minister of the Word, 
and under him between 3.000 and 4,coo peo- 
ple have been led to Christ. He writes that 
he is strong in both body and mind, and 
that his zeal was never more ardent than 
now. We rejoice with Brother Bush, not 
only in the fine record he has made in the 
service of the Church, but that he is still 
able to love and serve. 



GARRISON PARK, 

Pentwater, Mich. 






We claim for this new resort what are the essential requisites of an ideal 
summer resort: 



1. Freedom from depressing heat, 
with deljsfhtfully cool and refreshing 
breezes, coming over the water. 

2. Boating and fishing facilities' af- 
forded by the presence of Lake Mich- 
igan, which the resort fronts, and 
Lake Pentwater, a smaller lake which 
lies in the rear of it. 

3. Beautiful scenery — a combina- 
tion of landscape and of lake views, 
which is unexcelled. 

4. Perfect healthfulness of loca- 
tion, and the purest of water. 



5. A beautiful broad beach and 
splendid bathing. 

6. Cheap lots on easy terms of 
payment, with fine views .of either 
lake, and abundance of shade trees. 

7. The beginning of a summer col- 
ony, on virgin soil, where we may 
make the conditions ideal for realiz- 
ing physical and mental recuperation, 
with religious privileges, in the midst 
of congenial companionship. 



Pentwater is located on the east shore of Lake Michigan, a little over 
200 miles from Chicago via the Pere Marquette Railroad, or 120 miles across 
the Lake from Chicago, and may be reached directly by the steamer "Kan- 
sas" which leaves Chicago Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings, ar- 
riving at Pentwater the next morning at seven, or via Muskegon on any 
evening by the Goodrich line of steamers. The latter connect at Muskegon 
with the Pere Marquette Railway, and reach Pentwater at n. 15 a. m. 
Address Garrison Park Association, 

J. H. GARRISON, Trustee, 

Pentwater, Mich. 



July i8, 1907- 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



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—J. R. Blunt dedicated a new church re- 
cently at Stotts City, Lawrence county, Mo. 
The membership numbers only about 30, 
with only two male members. T. H. Har- 
land found this little band something over 
a year ago, discouraged and without lead- 
ership, but under his care they have taken 
on new life, paid off a debt to the Church 
Extension Society, and have a building 
free from all encumbrances. They have 
sent an urgent call for the county conven- 
tion to meet with them in the autumn. 

— G. L. Bush, whose articles on "How to 
Have a Working Church" we are now pub- 
lishing, is one of the most popular of our 
Texas preachers. He is a son of A. J. 
Bush, who is just celebrating fifty years in 
Christian service. George Bush is, accord- 
ing to G. A. Faris, who has recently vis- 
ited Gainesville personally, pursuing his 
usual methods, and ere long will have a 
promising mission in the eastern part of 
the city. Brother Faris writes in enthu- 
siastic terms of the work in Houston, 
where A. F. Sanderson ministers and at 
Beaumont, where J. B. Holmes is the ag- 
gressive leader. 

— We received a communication from 
Ernest C. Mobley with reference to 
Brother Tyler's visit to England, but the 
facts were presented in other letters, which 
we published. It seems strange in the midst 
of the excessively hot weather in St. Louis 
to receive a postal card from Brother Mob- 
lev, dated Southampton, June 25, and stat- 
ing that it was still winter in old Eng- 
land. He reports one of the largest con- 
gregations on the preceding Sunday even- 
ing th,at he had had for a long time, and 
there were five conversions. Remfrey 
Hunt, missionary to China, who is now at 
his old home on a furlough, was to preach 
for him the following Sunday. 

— All congregations within ten or fifteen 
miles of Albany, Mo., are interested in the 
meetings which Herbert Yeuell and Arthur 
Wake began last Lord's day. C. H. Mat- 
rox, the minister of the church at Albany, 
writes us that it is expected to follow up 
this meeting with other meetings, so that 
the whole county may be evangelized. Last 
summer stress was laid upon local option, 
and it carried the county two to one. 
Brother Matrox will have covered the 
larger part of the county with special meet- 
ings before this campaign opens. A fine 
location has been secured for a new church 
building in Albany, and it is hoped that 
this will be one result of the present effort. 
' — The foundation of the new church 
building at New Albany, Ind., is now be- 
ing laid, arid it is hoped to have the build- 
ing completed by February of next year. 
We will have more to say of the 'style of 
the structure at another time. B. F. Cato 
has had charge of this work for about 
three and one-half years, entering upon it 
when the congregation was almost ready 
to give up through discouragement, finan- 
cial incumbrances and other hindrances. 
During his pastorate there have been 385 
new members added, and the missionary 

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offerings are all taken. The congregation 
is now united and active. This is an ex- 
cellent report that Brother Cato and the 
church at New Albany are able to present. 
—The last Lord's day in June was jubi- 
lee day at Mitchell Park Christian Church, 
St. Joseph, Mo. A "joyful noise" was 
made over the fact that the congregation 
is now out of debt. At the afternoon ser- 
vice the pastors and some members from 
the other Christian churches, except King 
Hill, were present, and addresses were 
made bv T. H. Capp, M. M. Goode, D. T. 
Short, J. C. Wyatt and C. M. Chilton. This 
church, which was organized in 1897, is a 
result of a Sunday-school started four 
years earlier. The present building was 
dedicated in 1903. The property is worth 
about $8,000, and C. A. Lowe is the min- 
ister who is making things go. 

As We Go to Press. 

Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Center, Texas, July 15.— Sixty additions; 
$1,200 raised for carpet and seating; Sun- 
day-school doubled; A. L. Oder, pastor- 
Thomas L. Cooksey. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Thayer, Kan., July 15.— Unabated inter- 
est here; in thirteen days 65 added; close 
Friday night, then to Hall, Ind., for a 
week, then Bolivar, Mo— Wilhite and 
Tuckerman. evangelists. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Lawton, Okla., July 15. — Seven additions 
yesterday, 84 in first two weeks ; house too 
"small.— Roger H. and Clyde Lee. Fife, 
evangelists. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Marion, Ohio, July 15.— Our two Ma- 
rion churches are harmonized and will 
unite for the revival. Forty-two additions 
to date. — Brooks Bros. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Sherman, Texas, July 14.— Crossfield 
and Saxton meeting closed after sixteen 
days, with 74 additions.— J. H. Fuller. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Hannibal, Mo.. July 14.— Hannibal gives 
six hundred and eighty dollars for San 
Francisco. Will reach seven hundred. 
Great church here. R. H. Stockton, St. 
Louis, gives one thousand dollars, which 
probably assures meeting R. H. Long's 
proposition published last week. — P. C. 
Macfarlane. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Hammond, Ind., July 15.— Great Taber- 
nacle meeting a week old with 67 addi- 
tions; 45 yesterday. A thousand at the 
women's meeting and fifteen hundred at 
the evening service. _ C. J. Sharpe, pastor. 
— Shelburne and Knight. 



Jubilee Service in Denver. 

The Central Christian Church, Denver, 
Colo., has raised $6,500 (will make it $7,000) 
to pay off all indebtedness, put the church 
building in first-class condition and make 
some improvements in the front entrance. The 
church is prosperous. In less, than four 
years, since the present pastorate began, oyer 
600 have been received into the membership. 
The Bible school has grown from 150 to 400, 
the missionary offerings from $100 to $1,300. 
We raised nearly $10,000 for church purposes 
last year. The Bible school holds the ban- 
ner for the Rocky Mountain region, it raised 
$908.35 on its May rally day. We will give 
$800 to Colorado missions this year. Col- 
orado is twice as large as Iowa and in all the 
state we have no more members than they 
have in Polk county. Colorado is filling up 
in every part and is prosperous. Vast irri- 
gation projects are bringing a multitude of 
home seekers to us. No one else will look 
after this state if we neglect it. 

We are planning aggressive mission work 
for this growing and beautiful city. Our dear 
old friend, John C. Hay, of Los Angeles, 



SCHOOL 



preached for South Broadway in the absence 
of B. B. iyler. We have been holding union 
prayer-meetings, five churches, with the ut- 
most success. Denver will be heard from 
after awhile. We are getting enthusiastic 
again. The long depression made some of 
the Denver members feel old. 

Wm. Bayard Craig. 

Echoes from the San Francisco Offering, 

Chicago, 111. — Enclosed find $23.37 for recon- 
struction work at San Francisco. — F. J. Bamber, 
Treas. 

St. Louis, Mo. — Hamilton Ave. — We send 
$150 for San Francisco. — L. W. McCreary, Pas- 
tor. 

Richmond, Va. — Seventh St. Church makes an 
offering of $150 for San Francisco Reconstruc- 
tion. — J. J. Haley. 

Frankfort, Ky. — Our offering for San Fran- 
cisco from First Church, $76.45, is enclosed. — C. 
R. Hudson. 

Bloomington, 111. — First Church gives $100 for 
San Francisco. — Edgar D. Jones. 

Richmond, Va. — Third Church sends $20 for 
San Francisco. — Gerald Culberson, Pastor. 

Logansport, Ind. — I send you P. O. for $21.50 
from Ninth St. Church. The offering through- 
out the country ought to bring hope and courage 
to our brethren^ on the Pacific Coast. — J. H. Craig, 
Pastor. 

Cleveland, Ohio. — Euclid Ave. Church sends 
$109 for San Francisco. Total offering here will 
approximate $500.. — J. H. Goldner, Pastor. 

Will be in demand toi 

all occasions. 

We have them from 

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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 18, 1907. 



About the San Francisco Offering. 

After speaking on Sunday at the First 
Church, Hannibal, I leave for California. 
The hearts of the San Francisco representa- 
tives and our people in the stricken district 
are overflowing with gratitude to the great 
brotherhood for the kind reception they have 
given our message. It is, of course, too 
early yet to estimate the result of the offer- 
ing. We wait in faith and hope and prayer. 
Brother Ford continues the work in Mis- 
souri until August 1. Brother Cave is' clos- 
ing in Kentucky and Tennessee, and Brother 
Russell has already returned to California. 
To the brethren of Missouri I beg to say that 
much depends upon the generosity of their 
gifts to San Francisco — how much they will 
understand a little later when announcement 
of some generous conditional gifts by Mis- 
souri donors is made. To the brotherhood at 
large I would say : If you have not yet 
taken the offering kindly arrange to do so as 
soon as possible. We are pleading for an 
offering from every church. Until we receive 
this, or a measureable approximation toward 
it, we can not permit our voice to be stilled. 
As fast as the funds are received at Cincin- 
nati they will be forwarded to San Francisco, 
where they are urgently needed. If your 
church has taken the offering see that it is 
sent in as soon as possible. If it has not 
yet taken it, please arrange for it at an early 
date. Sunnlies may be ordered from Cincin- 
nati. P. C. MacfarlanE. 

Hannibal, July 12. 



For Church Extension. 

The First Church, Pomona, Cal., has taken 
out a named fund in Church Extension. This 
is the first congregation on the Pacific coast 
to do this. Madison A. Hart is the pastor. 
The First Church, Portland, Ore., decided on 
Sunday, June 23, to create a named fund, 
making the second congregation on the coast 
to create a named fund in Church Extension. 
E. S. Muckley is the pastor at Portland. The 
Portland church was voted a $5,000 loan 
when they built four years ago, but did not 
use the money. The First Church, Seattle, 
Wash., A. L. Chapman, pastor, hopes to be- 
gin a named fund in September. This 
church received a $4,000 loan to build and 



has paid the loan. Church Extension now 
has twenty-three named funds. What church 
will create the twenty-fifth ? 

Recently the Board of Church Extension 
received a gift of $200 on the annuity plan 
from a good sister in Ohio. This is the 
board's one hundred and ninety-first annuity 
gift, and the board must receive many gifts 
on the annuity plan before the time of our 
Centennial when it is hoped to raise the an- 
nuity fund to $300,000. For particulars in 
reference to this plan address G. W. Muckley, 
corresponding secretary, 600 Waterworks 
building, Kansas City, Mo. 

To the Brotherhood of Arkansas: 

This is to introduce to you J. J. Taylor, of 
Lexington, Ky., who has accepted the work 
of corresponding secretary and evangelist of 
Arkansas. E. C. Browning, after eleven 
years of faithful and efficient service, lays 
down the work and a younger man takes it 
up. You will give Brother Taylor a royal 
welcome, I know. He must have something 
more than a welcome, however cordial. It is 
support and co-operation that he needs. He 
will visit you and help you just as fast as he 
can. Extend to him a loyal and liberal hand. 

Little Rock, Ark. J. N. Jessup. 

W. F. Richardson's Anniversary. 

An incident at the First Christian Church, 
Kansas City, Sunday morning, June 30, 
marked the day as one to be remembered by 
pastor and people. The occasion was the 
fifty-fifth birthday anniversary of W. F. 
Richardson, who is now in his thirteenth year 
as pastor of this historic church. Unknown 
to him the pulpit was decorated. As he en- 
tered the church for the morning service the 
entire congregation arose, gave the Chautau- 
qua salute and sang "Blest be the tie that 
binds." There was then handed to him an 
appreciation signed by every member of the 
official board. The selections rendered by 
the choir were his favorites. This had the 
effect of deepening the impression upon him. 
In referring to the incident, he expressed his 
appreciation and referred to the uniform con- 
sideration which had been shown him and his 
family throughout his entire pastorate. In 
further recognition of the day a number of 
brethren and sisters, formerly members of 



First church, but now having their member- 
ship elsewhere in the city, were present. 
fB^Two of these, having been members of the 
official board, assisted in serving at the table 
as they had done in days gone by. All were 
greatly edified by the spirit which prompted 
the incident and which ran through every 
feature of it, as indeed through the services 
of the entire day. Barclay Meador. 

Ministerial Relief Trustees. 

The Board of Ministerial Relief of the 
Church of Christ is a corporation organized 
under the laws of the state of Indiana, and, 
according to requirements of the law and its 
articles of incorporation, there will be a meet- 
ing at the Central Christian Church, Indian- 
apolis, Ind., on Monday, August 5, 1907, at 2 
o'clock p. m., for the purpose of nominating 
persons who shall constitute the board of 
trustees for the ensuing five years. All con- 
tributing members and all duly accredited 
delegates from congregations of the Church of 
Christ contributing to the funds of the board 
have a right to vote. 

A. L. Orcutt, President. 

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Our International Convention. 

Our annual national convention will meet 
in Norfolk, Va., October 11-17, 1907. We 
propose to make this a memorable occasion 
in the history of our brotherhood. 

The Jamestown Ter-Centennial exposition 
in commemoration of the first permanent set- 
tlement of English-speaking people in Amer- 
ica will present attractions of unusual in- 
terest and enjoyment and great crowds will 
be in this city in the month of October to 
witness such. We therefore respectfully in- 
vite immediate correspondence. We are now 
in position to make reasonable terms and to 
secure good accommodations for every one 
coming. 

Take up this matter at once, and make your 
plans to be with us in October. All accom- 
modations should be secured in advance so as 
to save inconveniences. Prices at hotels 
range from $1 up, European plan. Plenty of 
good homes in private families at $1 for lodg- 
ing and 35 and 50 cents for meals. 

J. G. Hoixaday, 
Chairman Entertainment Committee. 

Address 507 Law building. 




The above is a bird's-eye view of the village and lake of Pentwater. The lake extends much further,, of course, to the 
right than is shown in the picture, while the channel into the larger lake is further to the left of the picture, near where the boat is 
seen standing at its dock. The railroad in the foreground is on the same side of the lake as Oceana Beach and Garrison Park, 
which front Lake Michigan, which is three or four minutes' walk distant. The highest point of Garrison Park commands not 
only the view offered in this picture, but a much wider one, including a broad sweep of Lake Michigan. 



July 18, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



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A Good Year for the Foreign Society. 

This has been a good year for the foreign 
society. The hand of the Lord has been 
present on every side. The great spiritual 
impulse awakened at the Buffalo convention 
has not expended itself even yet. The for- 
eign missionary rallies in the early part of 
the year touched high water mark. The 
preachers and other leaders took exceptional 
pains in preparation for the March offering. 
Extra effort was put upon children's day. To 
the end of June there had been a gain of 255 
contributing churches. Not only so, but there 
has been a gain of more than $10,000 in the 
receipts from the churches, as churches. The 
Sunday-schools have gained $5,978 in their 
gifts. The annuity account shows a gain of 
$11,592. And the total receipts for the first 
nine months of the missionary year amount 
to $193,232, a gain over the corresponding 
nine months of 1906 of $16,059. These fig- 
ures are encouraging indeed. However, 
there has been a loss in bequests of $7,029, 
also a loss of $2,548 in individual gifts. 

Nine months of the missionary year have 
gone. We have only three months more be- 
fore the books close. 

Good reports come from all the fields. The 
schools are prospering. The evangelists re- 



port large numbers of additions. The medi- 
cal staff is doing a mighty work through the 
hospitals and dispensaries. Many new build- 
ings are in process of erection. Altogether 
the work moves forward most encouragingly. 
So far it has been a good year and we press 
on to its close with renewed earnestness. 
F. M. Rains, Sec. 
The receipts of the foreign society for the 
first eleven days of July amounted to $14,763, 
a gain of $3,278 over the corresponding time 
last year. There was a gain of sixteen con- 
tributing churches and 119 Sunday-schools. 
The total receipts to July 11 amount to $207,- 
995, a gain over the corresponding time last 
year of $19,337. There has been a gain of 
$8,163 from the Sunday-schools and $11,583 
from the churches, as churches. We can 
certainly reach the $300,000 if every church 
and school and friend will do his full part. 

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Missouri Endeavorers, Attention! 

For all matters pertaining to this work 
pledges, etc., write to Henry W. Hunter, the 
new state superintendent of Christian ' En- 
deavor, Mt. Washington, Mo., Box 43. Keep 
in touch with him, he is at your service. 



A. C. M. S. Reports for June. 

All friends of home missions will rejoice 
to learn that the total receipts for the month 
of June was $20,833.66, which is a gain of 
$2,195.06 over the month of June, 1906. The 
gain in total receipts from the beginning of 
our missionary year to the close of Tune is 
$1,263.95. 

The offerings frofh the churches show a 
splendid increase, the gain in receipts for 
the month of June being $3,333.51; and the 
total gain in church receipts from the be- 
ginning of our missionary year to date is 
$4,640.85. 

All of tins is great cause for rejoicing, and 
leads us to believe that if we work with a 
will for the next three months we can cer- 
tainly report the greatest offering for Ameri- 
can missions in the history of the American 
Christian Missionary Society. 

The churches giving larger offerings this 
year than last aggregate 211; 244 churches 
that contributed nothing last year have made 
an offering this year, thus becoming enlisted 
among those churches who are the friends 
of home missions. 

Remit all offerings to the American Chris- 
tian Missionary Society, Y. M. C. A. builumg, 
Cincinnati, O. 



An Historic Kentucky Church to Be Remodeled. 



The Fi «3t Church of Hopkinsville, Ky., is 
now three-quarters of a century old. The 
house in which it has worshiped during the 
fifty-seven years just past was given over to 
the builders to be remodeled on the morning 
of June 1/. The sixteenth of that month be- 
ing Sunday, the congregation on that day 
took a loving leave of the dear old place, 
and the historic church left the historic walls 
for many alterations to be made before it 
should come again within them. 

The improvement of the old house will 
occupy several months. Its extent is indi- 
cated in part by the accompanying pictures. 
The building will be enlarged on three sides, 
and will accommodate, when completed, a 
graded Sunday-school of 600 members on the 
first ffoor, and an audience of 900 members 
on the second Moor ; i. e., its floor space will 
be more than doubled. The house will have 
a modern equipment, including electric light- 
ing, electric signal system for the Sunday- 
school, Sunday-school office, Sunday-school 
postofnce and check room, pastor's rooms, 
kitchen, parlors and many class-rooms. The 
style of the house will remain essentially 
unchanged, it being a modification ot an old 
English type named "iudor Gothic." It is 
estimated that the improved property of the 
church will be worth not far from $50,000. 
* More than $17,000 was raised within a 
week for this improvement. No rich person 
belongs to the church. Within eighteen 
months the church had already expended 
thousands of dollars in rebuilding the main 
building of South Kentucky College and in 
building the Woman's dormitory of that in- 
stitution. Nor have gifts to missions and 
charties suffered any dimunition on account 
of i.iese special gifts. 

There # was, of course, much of the senti- 
ment in the hearts of the congregation which 
would have left the sacred place untouched. 
The people remembered with a touch of rev- 
erential feeling that it had echoed the voices 
of great orators from Alexander Campbell 
to E. L. Fowell. Those scholar-pastors, 
Henry T. Anderson and Enos Campbell, 
stood before their mind's eyes afresh and 
clothed with a new dignity • spoke their ef- 
fective messages in the familiar place. They 
heard again in their imaginations Alexander 
Cross speaking his last words when the old 
walls were new before he went to Liberia to 
die ior her people. And then they reflected 
how their fathers and other Disciples in 
neighboring churches had purchased the free- 
dom of Cross (ior he had been a slave), and 
how Enos Campbell had taught him in his 
house. And marriage and funeral, and re- 
vival and regular services, and representative 
assemblies of the Church of Western Ken- 
tucky had sanctified it. And here they re- 
called South Kentucky College, the object of 
the long-continued and tender interest of this 
church, had its first sessions. And yet, de- 
spite these memories, no word of objection 



has been 
gregation 
contrary, 
going for 



spoken 

against 

all reco 

ward as 



by any member of the con- numbers now about 700 and the Sunday- 

the improvements. On the school more than 300. From April 1, 1906, 

gmze the changes which are to April 1, 1907, the church received more 

a part of the just and in- than 200 members. The Sunday-school is 

growing steadily toward the goal it has set 
itself, viz. : a membership of 500. But the 
leaders seek much more than members ; and 
this expenditure ot more than $20,000 looks 
forward to an increase o. spiritual efficiency 
as its chief end. The Sunday-school is to be 
more carefully graded, its teachers more 
carefully trained, its classes provided with 
maps, charts, tables and, when desirable, with 
separate rooms. The services of the church 
are to be made more orderly, more solemn, 
more impressive, more fit to rest the weary, 
to comfort the sorrowing, to arouse the in- 
different, to turn sinners to Christ. The 
building enterprise is only the beginning of 
the spiritual enterprise. 

What the church at Hopkinsville is doing 
has conscious reference to her relation to 
other communities than her own. Owing to 
The Old Building. the facts that Hopkinsville is the headquar- 










The Remodeled Church. 



evitable price to be paid for a better equip- 
ment of the church for its high work. 

The facts of the congregational life which 
have suggested and demanded these changes 
are chiefly the growth in membership of both 
the church and the Sunday-school, and the 
enlarging ideals of church life which are 
cherished by the church leaders. The church 



ters of the South Kentucky Missionary As- 
sociation and the seat of South Kentucky 
College she has exceptional opportunities to 
make herself widely felt ; and she is not 
forgetful in her present activity of these op- 
portunities. 

It is expected that the house wi.i be ready 
for occupancy again about November 1. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July i8, 1907. 



New York State Convention. 



In 1863, during the last days of the month 
of August, I attended a convention of the 
New York Christian Missionary Society in 
South Butler, a beautiful village of , a few 
hundred inhabitants, located in Central New 
York, and last week I was present as a 
delegate from the Central Church of Christ, 
Syracuse, at the forty-sixth annual conven- 
tion of the same missionary society, held in 
the new $90,000 edifice of the Church of the 
Disciples of Christ on East One hundred and 
sixty-ninth street, New York city. I do not 
recall a single person who was present upon 
both of these occasions other than myself. 
The history of the Disciples of Christ in the 
Empire State could be read with increasing 
interest were it preserved in printed form 
since that time. 

In 1863 no organizations of the Disciples 
were in existence in the city of Rochester, 
Troy, Watertown, Elmira, Brooklyn and 
Syracuse, although in the latter city the 
lamented Dr. W. A. Belding had inaugurated 
a mission work in the city hall early in the 
year. 

A part of the unwritten history of these 
more than four decades is that Syracuse has 
two growing congregations — one nearly sell- 
supporting, Troy a large and active congre- 
gation and another nearly half supporting, 
Watertown and Elmira completing in the 
past year beautiful and convenient church 
homes, Watertown this year bidding good- 
by to any help from the state society, Roch- 
ester two churches — one practically and the 
other partially self-supporting. Buffalo now 
has two of the largest and most flourishing 
congregations in the state, besides a smaller 
organization, which is forging to the front 
as also a mission point or two. _ 

North Tonawanda is fortunate in having 
two large and active congregations besides 
the Northern church at Tonawanda. Greater 
New York now contains six congregations, 
the youngest of which only is securing any 
aid from our missionary societies. 

Under the supervision and aid of the state 
society churches in other places have been 
established, and while the growth has been 
painfully slow it has been characterized with 
a permanency that is pleasing. 

In population, wealth and enterprise and 
the concentration of its people in cities the 
Empire State presents one of, if not the most 
inviting home mission field in all the states 
of the Union, and yet for years the Disciples 
of New York state have been sending their 
money, their young men, their prayers, their 
energies and hundreds of individual mem- 
bers into the great West without a murmur. 

Outside of Greater New York we have 
some thirty cities of 10,000 and more pop- 
ulation. It is not, therefore, a wise plan 
and an excellent proposition to missionize 
and establish churches where the people are 
and the money is. . 

This is the feeling of the New York state 
Disciples to-day and it entered into their 
considerations at this, their 1907 conven- 
tion. 

In a state with a possible 10,000,000 popu- 
lation and incalculable wealth, can the pos- 
sibilities for missionary enterprises be great- 
er than here? Is there any more inviting 
territory, any more enticing promise of pro- 
ductiveness? 

No state missionary society, comprising 
less than fifty churches or 9,000 Disciples 
can present a better record in substantial 
numerical growth and contributions to state 
and other interests than the New York so- 
ciety, and yet it is hampered for means to 
enter any of our numerous cities. We 
want the great work to look this way occa- 
sionally. 

The New York Christian Ministerial' As- 
sociation opened its session on June 25 with 
B. S. Ferrall (Buffalo), vice-president, in 
the chair. S. B. Culp, of Watertown, led 
a devotional service and J. S. Raum, of 
Troy, made an address on "Incentives to 
Soul Winning." An interesting paper was 
presented on "Our Evangelists and the 
Union Meeting," by M. L. Bates, of New 
York city, which incited much discussion. 
The afternoon addresses were as follows : 
"The Ministry and Secret Societies," by L. S. 
Cost, of East Aurora : "The Possibilities of 
Our Work in the East," by L. N. D. Wells, 
of East Orange. N. J., and the "Mission of 
the Church Choir," by Anson G. Chester, of 



Buffalo, the latter containing a vein of rich 
humor. 

In the evening J. P. Lichtenberger, of 
New York, gave us an "Illustrated Travel 
Talk on Palestine." of absorbing interest, 
using a stereopticon. Preceding the lecture 
Mrs. J. S. Raum, of Troy, gave a reading 
with excellent dramatic effect. 

Wednesday morning the New York Chris- 
tian Missionary Society began its sessions 
with a devotional address by Arthur Braden, 
of Auburn. The devotional address is a 
new feature with our state society and takes 
the place of a prayer and praise service. No 
one is permitted to enter or leave the room 
during this service. Dr. Eli H. Long, of 
Buffalo, president of the missionary society, 
presided at the business session and ap- 
pointed his working committees and received 
reports from the several mission points. 
The address of E. M. Todd, of Tonawanda, 
upon the theme, "Evangelism for the Times," 
was replete with fresh thought and excep- 
tionally good. Brother Todd has gone to Man- 
chester, N. H., to take up the work there 
under the auspices of the C. W. B. M. An- 
other excellent address was delivered by 
C. J. Armstrong, of Troy, with "A Glorious 
Church" for his subject. 

The afternoon session was opened with a 
devotional address from J. A. Serena, of 
Syracuse. 

S. J. Corey, from everywhere, was present 
to present the cause of foreign missions. 
After which Professor Herbert Martin, of 
New York city, read a carefully prepared and 
thoughtful paper upon Bible school interests, 
which attracted close attention. 

C. G. Van Wormer, of Syracuse, presented 
a brief article on church finance, the prin- 
cipal thought of which was the church deficit 
and how to avert it. This was followed 
by an interesting talk on church finance by 
A. E. Williams, of Buffalo.' 

The Men's League of the Churches of 
Christ, judging from its first annual ses- 
sion, is a permanent feature of the Christian 
Missionary Society. Dr. A. G. Doust is 
president and E. A. Olley secretary, both of 
Syracuse. It is auxiHary to the state so- 
ciety and has for its fundamental purpose to 
enlist the men of our churches in local and 
state mission work. The league is the result 
of a suggestion made by President Long and 
has already proved its usefulness. 

A much larger representation of men was 
in attendance than in former years and man- 
ifested an increasing interest in missionary 
matters. 

Dr. A. G. Doust presided over the men's 
meeting and many practical things were dis- 
cussed, after which Eli A. Long, of New 
York city, gave a highly intelligent talk on 
"The Relation of Men to the Bible School." 
At 6:15 some sixty men sat down to a 
men's banquet, the first in the history of 
the stdte missionary society, but this will 
now become a permanent feature. 

Nearly all the churches in the state were 
represented in the men's league session and 
by men coming from the various vocations. 
It was considered a success in view of its 
i initial meeting. Its first year's officers were 
re-elected and E. A. Olley, of Syracuse, sec- 
retary, was elected a delegate to the national 
convention to represent both the league and 
the state missionary society. \ 

D. C. Tremaine, corresponding secretary 
and state evangelist, at 8 o'clock occupied 
the attention of the convention with a com- 
prehensive report of the year's work which 
exhibited substantial progress and much en- 
couragement for the coming year. Carey E. 
Morpan, of Paris, Kv., was present to address 
the convention in the interest of home mis- 
sions and right well he did it. 

Robert Stewart. Rochester, gave a devo- 
tional address. "The Crown of Righteous- 
ness" was the theme. 

C. C. Crawford, of Elmira, occupied the 
time of the Christian Endeavor period with 
an address upon "The Spirit of Service," 
while O. H. Phillips, of Braddock, Pa., spoke 
upon "Our Centennial." This closed the 
Thursday morning session. 

The afternoon was given over to the 
Christian Woman's Board of Missions ses- 
sion, with Mrs. Laura G. Craig, of Buffalo, 
presiding. Miss Mary Graybiel, India, and 



C. C. Smith, of Cincinnati, were the prin- 
cipal speakers, the latter speaking twice. 

Friday morning J. F. Green, of Rochester, 
made the devotional address and O. G. Hert- 
zog spoke upon "Our Educational Interests," 
preceded, however, by an address from Peter 
Ainslie, of Baltimore, upon "Church Exten- 
sion." 

S. T. Willis, for eighteen years pastor of 
the One Hundred and Sixty-ninth Street 
Church, being broken in health, was unable 
to publicly extend a welcome to the dele- 
gates, but M. L. Bates, of the Fifty-sixth 
Street Church, very entertainingly per- 
formed this service for him. D. C. Tre- 
maine, state secretary, responded to the ad- 
dress of welcome. 

The delegation this year was an unusually 
large one, reaching an enrollment of over 
200 names — 134 being from outside of Great- 
er New York, and the large number of 
preaching brethren recently located in the 
state was noticeable. The spirit and person- 
nel of the convention were distinguishing 
characteristics and the convention must be 
considered one of practical results. 

The committee on mission appropriations 
readjusted its methods of allotting the sam,e, 
asking for a reduction in making requests of 
25 per cent per year for four years unless in 
exceptional cases which are to be passed 
upon by the state board. It was thought 
this would operate favorably in releasing our 
funds to use in new places. 

It was decided also that in coming state 
conventions more time should be given to 
state interests and its problems. This could 
only be accomplished by arranging upon the 
program for three representatives of our six 
affiliated societies in any one year. 

This seems to be a just and equitable plan 
and met with general approval. The Disci- 
ples of the Empire State as well as the broth- 
erhood at large are awakening to the im- 
portance and magnitude of the work here, 
hence the reason for the proposed changes. 

Another proposition was considered of a 
vital nature and presented in {he form of 
resolutions, which were accepted and held 
over for discussion and adoption or rejec- 
tion at the next annual meeting. The sub- 
stance of the resolutions was that all 
churches in the state receiving financial aid 
from the state society shall be considered 
mission churches and so published in the 
minutes. 

Also the state missionary board shall have 
a controlling vote in the selection of a min- 
ister for all such mission churches and its 
funds shall be under the general direction 
of the board. 

Also mission churches dependent upon the 
state society for their support shall be re- 
quired to execute an ecclesiastical mortgage 
in favor of the state society and which shall 
remain in force until reasonable prospect of 
permanency is in evidence. A motion pro- 
vided for the publication of the resolutions* 
in the annual minutes and to be acted upon 
at the 1908 convention. 

Dr. Eli H. Long, of Buffalo, president of 
the New York Christian Missionary Society 
for the past eight years, was re-elected and 
still maintains his reputation as an ideal pre- 
siding officer and a loyal and wise guardian 
of the society's interests. 

The convention adjourned Friday noon, 
June 28, to meet in Watertown in 1908. 

Syracuse, N. Y. C. G. Van Wormer. 

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Georgia. 

G. H. Hinnant, of Atlanta, just returned from 
the Bible College, Lexington, Ky., is at work 
in the "Franklin field." He is now in meet- 
ing at Baldwin. J. H. Lunger is engaged in a 

meeting at Howell's, Atlanta. State Secretary 

B. P. Smith, of West End, Atlanta, is doing 
some pioneer work in Americus. He hopes to 

organize a church in that splendid city. W. B. 

Shaw will assist the writer in a meeting at 
Hampton, beginning the fourth Sunday in July. 

Acworth. E. h. Shelnutt. 

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North Carolina. 

I have just returned from a brief visit to 
North Carolina, where I went to hold a meet- 
ing at Washington. There' were fifty-seven addi- 
tions to the church, and everything left in good 
order. This is the only successful meeting that 
the town has had in ten years, and the brethren 
are hopeful for the future, now that the shell 
has been broken. The aristocracy holds strongly 
to the Episcopal Church and refuses to hear any- 
thing from "man-made" churches. Much preju- 
dice exists even among people who ought to know 
better, and who have been trained in evangelical 
faiths. A. B. Cunningham is the minister at 
Washington, and president of the State Board. 
He has a strong hold upon all classes, and is re- 
garded as an able expounder of the Word. Here, 
W. G. Walker, the corresponding secretary of 
the state, lives. He is accomplishing a great 
work in the face of many discouraging features*. 
His help in the meeting was invaluable. I will 
be in the state the greater part of the time from 
now until December. My next meeting will be 
with the Belhaven congregation. A. B. Wade 
is the faithful minister. E. B. Barnes. 

Noblesville, Ind. 

The Cedar Rapids Meeting. 

Closed our meeting at Cedar Rapids, la., under 
the leadership of the First and Second Christian 
Churches of that city, with results which were 
very gratifying to all concerned. G. B. Van Ars- 
dall, pastor of the First Christian Church, with 
whom I did all my correspondence, has certainly 
done a splendid work in Cedar Rapids, and won 
for himself a large place among the people of 

the city. 

The First Christian Church is splendidly located, 
though the building is not large. We held a 
meeting the first two nights there, and then the 
house overflowing, we were invited by the pas- 
tors and members of the Methodist Church to 
use • their building, which we did for the rest 
of the week. Then we went to the Auditorium, 
which will accommodate between 2,000 and 3,000 
people, and we had large audiences continuously 
during the meeting. Several of the best busi- 
ness men in the city are in the First Church, 
and we found the membership to be broad- 
minded and thoroughly consecrated to the work. 

The church on the west side of the river, 
where F. E. Smith ministers, is a younger con- 
gregation, but is certainly a live one. Brother 
Smith took charge of this church July, 1906, 
and up to the time the meeting- began received 
fifty-four members, nineteen of whom were re- 
ceived by primary obedience. The Sunday-school 
numbered sixty, and the church membership was 
140 at the beginning of Brother Smith's min- 
istry. On April 30, just before the meeting be- 
gan, he had 160. There were 557 converts in 
all in our meeting in Cedar Rapids, and I don't 
know the exact number received in the two 
churches, but the results were very nearly equally 
divided. 

The First Church is considering a new build- 
ing proposition, and it will be absolutely neces- 
sary for the Second Church to enlarge their 
borders if the great work they have well begun 
is carried on. 

Brother Smith is president of the Ministerial 
Association, and the Church of Christ is winning 



a name not to be ashamed of in Cedar Rapids. 
Our pastors invited the members of other 
churches to work with us, and assured them 
if converts desired it, they would be permitted 
to go to other churches. Probably 100 may do 
so. The meeting was a great uplift to the city. 
Chas. Reign Scoviiae. 

Kansas City. 

The ministers of Kansas City and vicinity had 
their annual dinner with the Central Church of 
, Kansas City, Kan.- — ' — A grand Christian Endeav- 
or rally was held July 5. Claude E. Hill, na- 
tional superintendent of C. E-, was the speaker. 

Nelson H. Trimble, who has been in Drake 

University the past term, has entered upon his 
duties as assistant to Geo. H. Combs at In- 
dependence Boulevard Church. He is ably as- 
sisted by his wife, who was formerly Miss Mar- 
tha Stout. This progressive church has engaged 
the Brooks brothers for a meeting in the falL 
The Neff sisters, of New York, are to, assist in 

the singing. Sherman Hill, who supplied for 

George H. Combs at Independence Boulevard 
last summer, is doing so again this summer. 
Brother Combs is with his family at Macatawa 

and will be absent until September. The Budd 

Park Church has raised money to build a base*- 
ment on its new lot on St. John avenue at the 
northwest corner of Budd Park. About $6,000 
will be spent in construction.- The approxi- 
mate membership of the Christian churches of 
greater Kansas City is 7,500. This embraces 
twelve churches on the Missouri side and four on 
the Kansas side. In the eldership and deaconate 

of these churches there are 250 business men. 

The latest reports show an enrollment of 5,142 
scholars in our Sunday-schools and 445 teachers. 
The increase in a year has been 1,192 scholars 
and 89 teachers. — —The new tabernacle, which is 
the forerunner of what will be known as the 
Roanoke Boulevard Christian Church, has been 
dedicated. It is a frame structure 30 by 50 feet, 
and was erected for the most part by the min- 
isters of Kansas City churches with their own 
saws, hammers, etc. The dedication sermon was 
preached by W. F. Richardson. Enough money 
was subscribed to pay for the material used in 
construction and leave a balance of over $200 to 
apply on the lot. A very promising Sunday- 
school has been started. The location is at 40 
and Wyoming streets, in the southwest part of 
the city about a mile west from the Hyde Park 

church. Burris A. Jenkins, whom Kansas City 

gave to the brotherhood, has been spending a few 
days here with his mother, Mrs. S. H. Jenkins. 
The primary object of his visit at this time is to 
receive treatment at the hands of a local surgeon. 
That he has been suffering for some years with 
a trouble in the knee which has been diagnosed 
by physicians far and near as rheumatism, is well 
known. A recent X-ray examination revealed a 
local trouble due, it is believed, to an injury re- 
ceived when a child. A month ago a treatment 
was given him here and now he has been given 
a second treatment which it is believed will fully 
relieve him. In this hope his friends here heart- 
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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 18, 1907. 



From Charleston by the Sea. 

I am writing this on the last day of my first 
year's ministry in Charleston, S. C. It has teen 
a year of much joy. God has richly blessed our 
efforts in behalf of the heavenly kingdom on 
earth. During the year there have been 21 ad- 
ditions to the church — 15 of these by primary 
obedience. There have been some removals and 
one death'. Sixteen hundred and two dollars has 
been raised since October 14 toward our debt 
to the Board of Church Extension. This has been 
really a remarkable work. I have never seen 
more liberal giving. And it was giving that 
meant true sacrifice. At the same time we have 
given more than $150 for missions. The church 
has also voluntarily asked that the appropriation 
from the A. C. M. S. be reduced $100. Our peo- 
ple are poor, but they are learning the joys of 
burden-bearing 



A Christian Hospital 

The Association Hospital, corner Thirty-jjfth and Pine streets, has re- 
cently come under control of members of ttffe Christian Church, and is now 
ready to receive patients for treatment who prefer to be under the care of 
a Christian institution. For rates, which are far below the ordinary hos- 
pital charges, write to the manager, 

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Their fathers fought for their homes. The soil is 
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great battles to be fought here to-day under the 
We are sorry to lose C. E- Smith from the blood . stained banner of our Savior, 
state. He is now in Altoona, Penn. He is a good Brother Stanley R. Grubb is busy now super- 

man and did good work. intending the construction of a house of worship 

S. D. Colyer is doing splendid work in Orange- fof Qur Capital Citv __ The churches along the 

burg. He is one of our best preachers. Under southern border of our state held their annual 

his leadership the church has determined to build un . Qn mEeting the last L ord ' s day i n j une . 

a $15,000 house of worship. They are making Qur Bib]g schoo] wi]1 give ; ts children's day ex- 
good progress toward that end. Brother Colyer ercises on the first Lord's day j n July. The 
has pledged $1,000 to the building fund. He is church and Bible school expect to have a share in 

ready to hold a few evangelistic meetings, the a station on the f ore ign field. The church in 

proceeds of which will be devoted to the build- Charleston is planning to hold an evangelistic 
ing fund. The church that procures his services meeting the com ; ng wintet. The Joplin First 



will be most fortunate. Brother Colyer is not as. 
well known as his works and ability merit. He 
who works as a pioneer on the mission field is too 
often forgotten by his brethren in the great cen- 
ters of our activity. Brother Colyer is a man of 
consecration and is successful. 

It would be a splendid thing if some of our 
preachers ministering for wealthy and large 
churches in Missouri, Kentucky, or Illinois could 
be turned loose in South Carolina and other mis- 
sion fields. . Why is it that there are to-day so 
few men to walk in the footsteps of the pioneers 



Church honors the writer by continuing him as 
their living link on the home field. 

Marcellus R. Ely. 
3 Bennett street, Charleston, S. C. 



Scoville at Muncie. 

We closed our meeting with the Jackson 
Street Christian Church, Muncie, Ind., June 10. 
The visible results of the meeting were 626 peo- 
ple who came out for Christ and the church. 



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ike Samuel Rogers. William Hayden, etc.? They The exact number received by primary obedience 

made history and to-day their names are honored I do not know, but there were not many who 

by all. He who works on the mission field will had been members of churches elsewhere. The 

make a name that will be honored in the genera- one remarkable thing about this meeting was 



debt that has been hanging for years over the 
church and which kept the church from coming 
tions to come, if he works well. And always God the large attendance throughout the meeting at tQ the frQnt _ Brother Reynolds lives in Mun- 
raises up some one to take his place. If 1,000 all the services. c j Cj and was faithful to his successor and was 

preachers of our brotherhood would volunteer The brethren rented the largest auditorium a splend;d worker [ n the me eting. 

for the mission fields it would do more for mis- in the city at an expense of $140 a week. They Jn the eighteen mon \ hs that Brother Allen 

sions than all the sermons they may preach at spent over $400 for fine new chairs. These were hag been thg pastorj 2Q . peop i e were rece i V ed 
home in a lifetime. sold at the close of the meeting for almost as . fi thg church preceding the meetings, seventy 

South Carolina needs men of the greatest ability much as they cost. j n a tw0 wee k s meeting conducted by himself 

The meetings were successful in every way. 
The offerings received easily met all the ex- 
penses connected with the meetings. W. H. 
Allen, the pastor has been earnestly at work 
since taking the pastorate of the church a yea 



and consecration. It needs men who are willing 
to sacrifice. It needs men of patience. South 
Carolina has sent out a number of young men 
who are preaching in other fields or are now pre- 
paring for the ministry. They can do no better 



than to return to their home state and preach ago last December. His predecessor, Brother 
to their own kindred and friends and neighbors. Reynolds, did a great work in raismg the old 



churches are now represented, and we are organ- 
izing for a more aggressive work. East 

Orange is busy with a new building, which we 
hope to dedicate this fall. The closing meet- 



New York. 

We feel rather lonely so far away from the 
whole brotherhood over here, but the New York 

work is moving steadily forward. J. P. Eich- 

tenberger and wife have 
recently returned from a 
trip through Palestine. 

Brother Willis is 

home from Kentucky. 

Brothers Bates and 
Lichtenberger have their 
heads together, and we 
may look for a great 
metropolitan church on 
Manhattan in the near 

future. Brother 

Rounds is doing splen3id 
work at Flatbusli, Brook- 
lyn. Green Point, Brook- 
lyn, is making an effort 
to support an evangelist 
in its own field, to be em- 
ployed continually in 
street meetings. Sterling 
Place Church. I believe, is still looking for a ing of the New York Ministerial Association was 

pastor. The Disciples' Union, of New York, held with us in East Orange, and I was elected 

has recently been changed from a union of in- as president for the coming year. 

dividuals to a union of the churches. All oui E. N. D. WELLS. 




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in April last year. The Sunday-school was not 
large, only 150 at the beginning of Brother Al- 
len's pastorate, and the very largest attendance 
ever had before the meeting was 300. The 
best day in the Sunday-school during the meet- 
ings was an attendance of 500. Brother Allen 
says there were only 19 in prayer meeting the 
first night he was in the church, and the largest 
prayer meeting was 75, while on June 19 there 
were at least 350 at the prayer meeting, where 
several made the confession and 1 1 were bap- 
tized. 

God's blessings lie close to his gifts, and the 
growth in giving has had much to do, we be- 
lieve, with the preparation for the larger meet- 
ing. In 1904 the church gave $7 to the Min- 
isterial Relief; in 1905 they gave $30; in 1906, 
$60. Home Mission offerings likewise steadily 
increased, until this year they became a living 
link, taking the offering the first Sunday 
Brother Ullom was with them. A great mis- 
sionary offering is a good thing to prepare for 
a meeting, and a great meeting is a good prepa- 
ration for a great missionary offering. In 1904 
they gave $68.40 for foreign missions; in 1905. 
$110.06; in 1906, $137.07; in 1907, $240; and 
the bugle was sounded out during the meetings 
that the church would make a strenuous effort 
to become a living link in foreign missions next 
year. 

Two things should receive especial mention. 
One is the large Sunday-school class of men 
only, taught by Ernest' Wiles, who is princi- 
pal of the City Schools. He had over one hun- 
dred men in his class on one Sunday during 
the meetings. Brother Wiles was one of the 
early singing evangelists of the Christian Church, 



July 18, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



925 



went into Ann Arbor, and has grown in every 
way until his influence is felt in every corner 
of the city. He not only has tremendous ability, 
but is thoroughly consecrated to the work of 
Christ and the Church. We ought to have just 
such men in the schools in every city where 
there is a Christian Church, and - our Brethren 
ought to see to it that our people are repre- 
sented among the teachers of the schools. 

The slum work done by Dr. Betts in these 
meetings was remarkable. Not only did he in- 
spire many who were downcast to the better 
way, but he held a great meeting for men in 
the jail which was so effective for good that 
the sheriff invited him and his wife back for 
dinner and another visit to the jail. 

Chas. Reign Scoville. 



A Good Meeting at Okmulgee, I. T. 

Viewed simply by the number of additions, of 
course there have been greater meetings, but 
fifty-seven additions is not the only measure of 
greatness to be considered in a revival meeting. 
In fact it is oftentimes the least thing to be 
considered. This was a splendid meeting, not 
only from the number of additions, but also 
from the character of those who have been 
brought into the church, there being many noble 
young men and women and heads of families 
among the number. 

Never has it been our privilege to listen to 
the gospel presented with greater power than 
it was by Brother Mitchell in this meeting. He 
does not shun to declare the whole counsel of 
God, yet he does it in such a sweet-spirited 
manner that no offense can be taken. Members 
of the other religious bodies participated in the 
services and showed great interest in the meeting. 
Will J. Slater was the singer. 

The church has been greatly strengthened, and 
will enter into the work with renewed vigor. 
New classes have been formed in the Bible 
School, the Endeavor Society has received new 
recruits, and the whole church has been placed 
in better condition for service.. We are now 
planning a vigorous campaign for primitive 
Christianity in this community. The additions 
are as follows: Confessions, 42; letter and 
statement, 11; reclaimed, 3; from another body, 
1. Total, 57. D. N. ManlEy, Minister. 

Indiana Christian Ministers' Association 
at Bethany Park, July 25,26. 

A fine program — three lectures by Professor 
Hall Calhoun, of Lexington, on "Constructive 
Christianity," "Archeology of the Bible," "The 
New Testament Teaching Concerning the Holy 
Spirit;" addresses by L. E. Sellers on "Mascu- 
line Christianity;" E- Richard Edwards, on "The 
Message of the Church for Modern Social Prob- 
lems;" President L. M. Sniff on "What is Legit- 
imate Matter for Sermon Material?" Every 
preacher come. Austin Hunter, 

Secretary. 

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Program for State Convention of In- 
diana, Bethany Assembly, Brooklyn, 
Ind., July 22-29. 

Monday, July 22. — Morning prayer-meeting. 

Monday Afternoon, July 22. — Address, "Les- 
sons Taught by the Pioneers," Joseph Franklin, 
Alexandria. Special meeting of board of direc- 
tors to consider the report of "The Missionary 
Calendar Revision Committee" and report to the 
state convention. 

Monday Evening. July 22. — Address, "The Par- 
amount Importance of State Missions," Richard 
W. Abberley. 

CHRISTIAN WOMAN'S BOARD OF MISSJONS. 

Tuesday Morning, July 23. — Workers' confer- 
ence. Greetings, Mrs. Maude D. Ferris, Detroit. 
Address, H. J. Derthick, principal Hazel Green 
Academy. 

Afternoon — Election of state officers. Circle 
hour. Missionary Training School. Consecration 
hour, Mrs. Helen E. Moses. Miscellaneous busi- 
ness. 

Evening. — Report of the superintendent of 
Young People's Work. Junior, Intermediate and 
Mission Bands convention. The boys and girls 
will have charge of the meeting. 

CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR PROGRAM. 

Wednesday Morning, July 24. — Reports and busi- 
ness. Address, "Fishers of Men," John Grimes. 
"A Clinic of Christian Endeavor," presentation 
of patient and statement of case, "Dr." V. W. 
Blair, S. T. B. 1 — Epithelial Desquamation (re- 
moval of aged from society), "Dr." H. O. 
Pritchard, B. D. 2 — Neurosis (functional weak- 
ness), "Dr." E. F. Daugherty, B. D. 3 — Cardiac 
Disturbance (heart disease), "Dr." E. E. Moor- 
man, B. D. Address, "The Man and the Hour," 
Bruce Brown, Valparaiso, Ind. 

Evening. — 7:00 p. m. — Vesper services, open 



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Wednesday Afternoon, July 24. — President's ad 
dress, Austin Hunter, Indianapolis. Address 
"The Great Conquest," James Mailley, minister. 
Greensburg, Ind. Symposium, The Business Side 
of State Missions: 1. "Loyalty to State Missions,'" 
T. H. Adams, minister at E^inburg, Ind. 2. "Con 
necting Links in State Work," L. C. Howe. 3 
"The Building Up of a Permanent Fund," Mr 
A. J. Loughrey. Address, "The Imperative Ne 
cessity of Increased Support for State Work,' 
James Vawter. General discussion, appointment of 
committees and adjournment for supper. 

Wednesday Evening, July 24. — Reports: State 
corresponding secretary, J. O. Rose; state treas- 
urer, W. S. Moffett; state evangelist, T. J. 
Legg. Address, "The King's Command," B. S. 
Denny, state corresponding secretary, Des 
Moines, la. , 

Thursday Morning, July 25. — Addresses: five 
minutes each by the fourteen district secretaries, 
with revised map of the state. These addresses in- 
terspersed with music from Indiana's greatest 
song leaders. Address, "The Divine Plea in In- 
diana — The Problem Before Us," J. O. Rose, 
corresponding secretary. 11:15 — Business, "The 
Calendar Revision Report" and our definite plan 
of work. 



Program of the Nebraska Christian Con- 
vention. 

Bethany, Neb., July 30-August 4. 

Tuesday Evening- — 8:30. Convention sermon, 
H. H. Harmon; appointment of committees, H. J. 
Kirschstein. 

Wednesday Morning — Bible school institute 
(each morning). H. H. Moninger; N. C. M. A. 
period, R. A. Schell, president. Address, "The 
Pulpit's Message to the Present Day," H. C. 
Williams; review, L- C. Swan. Discussion. "Our 
Relation to Union Evangelism," E- C. Davis. Dis- 
cussion. Bible lecture, "Jesus as a Teacher," 
G. P. Coler. 

Wednesday Afternoon — C. W. B. M. period. 
Mrs. J. S. McCleery, president. 

Thursday Morning— N. C. M. S. period, H. J. 
Kirschstein, president. Corresponding secretary's 
report. Address, H. C. Holmes. Bible lecture, 
G. P. Coler. Business Men's period, C. S. Paine, 
president. 

Thursday Afternoon — Educational period,' 

Chanc. W. P. Aylsworth. General statement of 
business progress during year, H. A. Lemon, sec- 
retary. "Western Education for Western Needs, 
or the Mission of Cotner for Nebraska," R. G. 
Aylsworth. "Our Great Need — More Students: 
How Meet it?" Hugh Lomax;" "The Centennial 
Movement to Endow Colleges," W. R. Warren, 
secretary. Educational address, G. P. Coler. 

Thursday Evening — Church Extension address, 
G. W. Muckley. Sermon, B. B. Tyler. 



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Friday Morning — Bible school institute, H. H. 
Moninger. N. C. M. S. business period, H. J. 
Kirschstein, president. 

Friday Afternoon — Bible school period, G. R. 
Dill, superintendent. "The Teacher Between 
Sundays," L. L- Coryell. Paying Our Debts, fif- 
teen minute addresses: "The Teacher Problem," 
H. H. Moninger; "The Minister and the Bible 
School," Samuel Gregg; Question Box, Louise E. 
Jones; superintendent's report, G. R. Dill. Chil- 
dren's hour. 

Friday Evening — Devotional, T. C. Mclntire. 
Benevolent Association address, T. H. Mohorter. 
Sermon, B. B. Tyler. 

Saturday Morning — Evangelist's period, E. von 
Forell, presiding. Devotional, Roy Young. Fif- 
teen minute addresses: "The Evangelist and His 
Home," R. F. Whiston; "The Relations of Pastor 
and Evangelist," M. Putman; "Personal Work in 
Winning Souls," O. A. Adams;" "The Power of 
the Sermon in Evangelistic Work," O. L. Adams. 
"The Evangelist's Work of Setting the Church 
in Order," N. T. Harmon. Ministerial Relief 
address, A. L. Orcutt. Bible lecture, G. P. 
Coler. 

Saturday Afternoon — Y. P. S. C. E. period, 
Z. O. Doward, superintendent. 

Lord's Dav — Sermons bv Carey E. Morgan and 
B. B. Tyler. 

Lord's Day Afternoon at 2:30 p. m. — Commun- 
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The Colorado Summer Assembly. 

The date for the 1907 session of the Colorado 
Summer Assembly is August 6-18. Dean A. M. 
Haggard will give daily Bible studies along the 
line of predictive prophecy. The institute sessions 
will be led by Mrs. Lena E. Treloar, Mrs. Laura 
H. Pettit and J. F. Findley. Sermons and lec- 
tures will be given by W. B. Craig, B. B. Tyler, 
Dean Haggard, L. G. Thompson and others. Sev- 
eral high class entertainments, musical and others, 
will be given at the evening hour. 
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six miles out of Denver on the eastern slope of 
the great Rocky Mountain range. 

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2551 West Thirty-fourth avenue, Denver. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 18, 1907. 




We invite ministers and others to send reports 
of meetings, additions and other news of the 
churches. It is especially requested that additions 
be reported as "by confession and baptism," or "by 
letter." 

Arkansas. 

Arkadelphia, July 9. — In an eight days meet- 
ing with home forces there were seven additions 
*>y statement. The congregation will hereafter 
i>e able to have preaching half, instead of one- 
•Jourth time. — E. S. Allhands. 

Bentonville, July 7. — Three additions at regu- 
lar service since last report. — J. W. Ellis. 

Canada. 

Milestone, Sask., July 8. — One addition from 
another religious body. The work is steadily 
growing in all departments. — A. R. Adams. 

Illinois. 

Pekin, July 10. — I baptized two more afte» 
prayer meeting on Wednesday. — Thomas J. 
Thompson. 

Catlin, July 10. — Three additions since last 
report, two by baptism and one by letter. The 
latter was at West Lebanon, Ind., and the others 
at Catlin. — Lewis R. Hotaling, Minister. 

Cantrall, July 11. — One added by confession 
and baptism. W. G. McColley, of Pontiac, 111., 
■will begin a meeting here September 1. — Lewis 
P. Fisher. 

Indiana. 

Bicknell, July 7. — We have had forty-six ad- 
ditions here in the last six months. Couating 
additions at Shoals, there have been 128 so far 
this year. — M. C. Hughes. 

Indian Territory. 

Bartlesville. July 10. — W. D. James, a Baptist 
minister of Pawhuska, Okla., and his family were 
received into our church last evening. — H. J. 
Corwine. 

Muskogee, July 9. — One added by statement 
at regular service. — W. W. Settle. 

Kansas. 

Elk City, July 6. — I divide my time at La Fon- 
taine. We had four additions last Lord's Day, 
three by letter and one by baptism. There were 
three additions at Elk City recently, two by let- 
ter and one by baptism. — J. M. Plummer. 

Kansas City, July 8. — One addition to the 
North Side Church and four baptisms. — James 
S. Myers. 

Louisiana. 

Cheneyville, July 8. — There were three addi- 
tions at Monon yesterday. These were the first 
baptisms here in five years. I go to Baton 
Rouge, September 1. — Roy Linton Porter. 

Missouri. 

Boonville, July 1. — One confession at regular 
service yesterday. — G. H. Bassett. 

Moberly, July 8. — One confession at the East 
Side Church.— E. G. Merrill. 

Randolnh, July 8. — Four added at Rush 
Creek — three were baptized in the afternoon and 
the other came from another religious body. — 
T. W. Cottingham. 

Nebraska. 

Omaha, July 5. — There were two additions 
to the First Church. Our Bible school offer- 
ing on June 30 exceeded $600. — S. D. Dutcher. 

Ohio. 

East Liverpool, July 9. — During the month 
*{ June there were six additions to the First 
Church — three by confession and baptism and 
?hree by letter. The work of the entire church 
>s showing a wholesome record for the warm 
season. — E. P. Wise. 

Oklahoma. 

T.nwton, July 8. — A good revival is being con- 
ducted by " R. H. Fife and son. Thirty-seven 
people united with the church the first week. 
There was a chorus of fifty voices, assisted by 
the orchestra. 

Oregon. 

Milton, July 8. — We had a full house Sunday 
evening and one young man to confess. The 
Endeavorers gave a good program on Mormon- 
ism, and took an offering for Idaho. — C. H. 
Hilton. 

Pennsylvania. 

Scranton, July 8. — The Dunmore Church had 
Decision day in the Bible school, when four of 
the scholars united by confession and one by 
statement. — Richard Bagby, Pastor. 

Tennessee. 

Chattanooga, July 7. — There have been addi- 




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gospel meetings at Olympia Park Theater, and 
there are excellent results. — Guy B. Williamson, 
Assistant Pastor. 

Texas. 

Abilene, July 8. — Two additions ' last Sunday — 
one from another religious body. — Granville 
Snell. N 

Marble Falls, July 3. — The camp meeting here 
began June 13, and closed July 2. E. V. Spicer 
was the preacher, assisted by E. M. Douthitt as 
singer. The meeting was in every sense a suc- 
cess. There were twenty additions, and the re- 
spect of the entire community was won. This 
is the second meeting held at this place by these 
evangelists, and the people are insisting upon 
their return next year. — J. H. Walsh. 

Plain View, July 10. — Six additions since last 
report. H. K. Shields and wife, of Rochester, 
Ind., are among them. Brother Shields is a 
song evangelist of national reputation, and we 
count ourselves fortunate to have these people 
with us in this important field of work. — A. M. 
Harral. 

Washington. 

Castle Rock, July 3. — One baptism last Lord's 
Day and one to be baptized. — E- R- Moon. 

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Ministerial Exchange. 

E. W. Brickert, Martinsville, Ind., would be 
pleased to hold some meetings this summer and 
falL 

Any church desiring the services of an evan- 
gelist, or pastor, may address, "Minister," in 
care of W. F. Evans, Duncan, I. T. 

J. E. Sturgis, singing evangelist, Butler, Ind., 
has open dates for October and December. 

I. H. Teel, pastor of the church at Visalia, 
Cal., has a vacation of one month which he 
hopes to spend holding a meeting. He will go 
any reasonable distance for collections. 

The church at Maysville, the county seat of 
De Kalb County, Mo., wants a preacher, and 
can pay about $900 for full time. Address 
J. Wood Cline, at that place. 

J. H. Stuckey, whose address is 243 Ruby 
street, Kansas City, Kan., can supply churches 
within reasonable distance of that place. His 
membership is with the North Side Church. 

H. E. Winters, of Fletcher, Ore., would like 
to make an engagement with some evangelist as 



a singer. He has been studying for this pur- 
pose at the Texas Christian University, and has 
a barytone voice. He can give good references. 

P. T. Martin is open to hold a meeting or 
two during September and for part of October. 
Address, Blue Hill, Neb. 

F. B. Thomas, of the Christian Church, Kan- 
sas, 111., writes us that he can put a congrega- 
. tion in touch with a capable young minister 
whose- wife is a good w-orker and who could 
take charge sf a choir. Salary $750 to $1,000. 

The church in Vancouver, British Columbia, 
is needing a preacher. The salary that can be 
paid is $800. The plea for primitive Christianity 
is hardly known in this, the largest and most 
important city in British Columbia. There is a 
devoted membership of thirty disciples, and the 
call is a missionary one. Address, C W. Simp- 
son, care of Y. M. C. A. 

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that some church located in a college or uni- 
versity city can secure a young preacher of fine 
ability, who is desirous of doing more work in 
school. He has a rich barytone voice and can 
direct a choir or orchestra. 

The church at Clearwater, Kan., desires mem- 
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Missions Among the Mormons. 

— Matt. 7:15-23. 

DAILY READINGS. 

M. A Wicked City. Jer. 5:1-7. 

T. False Teachers. Jer. 23:9-12. 

W. Sin's Secrecy. Job. 24:13-17. 
T. Dishonour and Reproach. Prov. 6:30-35. 

F. Adultery Punished. Ezek. 23 :45-49. 

S. Judgment. Rev. 17:1-6. 
S. Topic. 

Mormonism is the name given to a sect 
having headquarters in Utah. They cajl 
themselves Latter Day Saints. 

The two books which they claim as mod- 
ern revelations are the Book of Mormon 
and the Book of Doctrines and Covenants. 
They place these beside the ancient Scrip- 
tures of the Old and New Testament, and 
claim that they are of equal inspiration with 
the Scriptures. They claim that the Old 
Testament is especially for the Jewish 
church, the New Testament for the Euro- 
pean Christian church, the Book of Mormon 
for the American Christian church, and the 
Book of Doctrines and Covenants for the 
Latter Day Saints. 

Their books are based on> the romances 
written by Solomon Spaulding, a Presby- 
terian clergyman of Western Pennsylvania. 
He called these romances the Manuscript 
found. They give expression to his belief 
that the Aborigines of America were the de- 
scendants of some of the tribes of Israel. 

The Hierarchy in the Mormon church is 
of two classes of priesthood : The Melchize- 
dec, which is the higher ; and the Aaronic, 
which is the lower. 

The Mormons practice baptism by immer- 
sion. They celebrate the sacrament of the 
Lord's Supper, using water instead of wine. 
They teach plainly that God exists in the 
form of man. Brigham Young once preached 
boldly that Adam is our Father and our 
God, and the only God with whom we have 
to do. 

The Mormons teach that Christ is less 
than God, and deny the personality of the 
Holy Spirit. They teach the pre-existence of 
human spirits, and declare that multitudes are 
now in waiting, desiring to come to earth." — 
The Young People's Lesson Quarterly. 



Brigham Young and his Mormons settled 
in Utah sixty years ago, in 1857. Up to 
that time the region was practically un- 
known. 

The hierarchy there set up is "highly or- 
ganized, diabolically active, and amazingly 
successful in winning converts ; hostile in 
every fibre to evangelical religion, to con- 
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Mormons began at once, in 1865. 

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Is the Bible Safe? 
Topic July 24. Jer. 36th Chapter. 

From the reading of this chapter it might 
be inferred that the Bible is in danger of 
being destroyed, as Jehoiakim burned the roll 
of Baruch, the scribe. In answer it may be 
said the Bible has come down through the 
ages of persecution, by sword and flame, 
through wars and mighty conflicts of brain 
and brawn, and has weathered the stress of 
sciences, true and false, the attacks of infi- 
delity and of false friends, the misrepresenta- 
tions of creeds and confessions and the be- 
wildering commentaries of the learned and 
of the unlearned, the assumptions of those 
who called themselves wise, the equally ar- 
rogant dogmatism of the ignorant and big- 
oted traditionalists, higher and lower critics, 
fanatics and common and uncommon fools — 
and survived, like the servants of the living 
God, without the smell of fire upon it. And 
the Bible never held a securer place in the 
thought and affections of mankind than it 
does to-day. Old creeds are breaking up, 
old faiths are being restated, old doctrines 
denied and dumped into the junk pile of 
the past ; big men and little men, saints and 
scoffers, and just common sinners, each have 
said their say and -ceased to be; and the 
last word has not yet been said, nor will be, 
till time shall be no more. The faithful have 
been fearful and faint-hearted at times, and 
there are those who tremble at the toppling 
of old traditions, the leaning towers of the 
learned of the past, forgetful of the psalm- 
ist's splendid declaration of faith, reinforced 
by the apostolic statement: "All flesh is as 
grass, and all the glory thereof as the flower 
, of the grass. The grass withereth and the 
flower falleth ; but the word of the Lord 
abideth forever. And this is the word of 
good tidings which was preached unto you." 
1 Pet. 1 :24, 25. 

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and unbrotherly controversies about words 
to no profit, but to the subverting of the 
hearers. Paul did write some things hard 
to be understood, which some still twist to 
their own destruction, and to the confusion 
of others. But if all the world of busy and 
bothered folks would just make an honest 
effort to live up to the teachings of the 
great apostle that are perfectly simple and 
plain what a transformation of lives and 
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progress of the Gospel. Yet, spite of all, 
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July 18, 1907. 




The Golden Calf.— Exod. 32:1-8, 30-35. 

Memory verses, 34, 35. 

Golden Text. — Little children, keep your- 
selves from idols. — 1 John 5 :21. 

As the record stands, it is represented that 
a very considerable body of legislation was 
delivered to the children during their en- 
campment at Sinai. This included three prin- 
cipal elements : first, and most important, the 
Decalogue, giving certain fundamental prin- 
ciples of religion and morality ; second, a 
somewhat extended group of precepts (the 
Book of the Covenant) regarding the admin- 
istration of justice between man and man 
under the social and industrial conditions 
of an agricultural and pastoral people ; third, 
a still longer and more detailed exposition 
of the precise method for constructing and 
operating the paraphernalia of worship. This 
last group of laws occupies chapters 25-31. 
They are said to have been delivered to Moses 
by Jehovah in person during the forty days 
which Moses spent on the mountain. No one 
can read them through carefully without 
feeling that these minute details as to the 
number of hooks to be put in the end of a 
curtain, the particular herbs and extracts to 
be used in manufacturing incense and anoint- 
ing oil, the pattern and trimming of the priest- 
ly robe, and all the other ritualistic minutiae, 
are in strange contrast with the simple and 
lofty truths of the Decalogue and even with 
the wise and just decisions of the Book of 
the Covenant. Even more does this appa- 
rently extreme particularity with reference to 
the mere external machinery of worship con- 
trast with what we know of the character of 
God through later and mller revelations. This 
contrast suggests a problem which is worth 
thinking about. 

The people were discouraged, and perhaps 
a little bit frightened by the long absence of 
Moses in the mountain. They were a very 
religious people. Most primitive peoples are. 
They felt assured of the impossibility of suc- 
cessfully accomplishing anything without 
divine aid. They also felt sure that divine 
aid was impossible without some symbol of 
the divine presence. Moses had hitherto, in 
a way, served this purpose. He could come 
back with shining face to report to the people 
an interview which he had had with Jehovah 
and could carry Him their complaints and pe- 
titions. But now Moses had gone. Perhaps 
God was gone too. How could they tell? 
They would appeal to Aaron to find them 
some other way of communication with God, 
some other representation of his presence. 

Israel's idolatry at this time was not fun- 
damentally a defection from Jehovah to some 
other God, but a change in the way of wor- 
shipping Jehovah. It would have amounted 
to the same thing in time, for Jehovah wor- 
shipped under the form of a calf would soon 
come to be a very different sort of deity to 
them. Aaron, however, understood that they 
wished merely a new way of worshinning the 
same God, for after making the calf he pro- 
claimed a "feast unto Jehovah." 

God expressed his purpose to consume the 
nation for its sin, but after the argument of 
Moses, who reasoned with him as a man might 
reason with ■ a well-meaning but hot-headed 
friend, we are told that "Jehovah repented 
of the evil which he said he would do unto 
his people." In such colloquies as these, we 
see the anthropomorphism of the Hebrew 
view of God in its most extreme form. As 
a literal record of facts or as affording any 
insight into the mental processes by which 
the divine mind reaches its determinations 
and forms its plans, such a passage has but 
little value. It needs to be corrected by what 
we now know of God through revelations 
which had not been given at that time. Per- 
haps, indeed, such passages were never seri- 
ously intended to be taken literally, but mere- 
ly to convey the central thought of the ex- 
treme indignation which God felt toward the 
people who had set up the image, and to 
indicate to the nation as vividly as possible 
that it had had a very narrow escape from 
destruction. 

A aron appears to very poor advantage in 
this whole episode. First he tries to throw 
the blame on the people. "Thou knowest 



the people, that they are set on evil." This 
was doubtless true, so far as it went, but it 
was no defense. It was his business to 
check the evil tendencies of the people, not to 
serve as the instrument for carrying them 
out. Probably Aaron was apprehensive lest, 
if he should refuse, they might put him out 
of his office and appoint a new priest. Would 
it not be better for him to keep his influence 
with the people by acquiescing in their pres- 
ent desire, and later on he might be able to 
lead them by easy stages back to a purer 
form of worship ? Anyway, this is a prac- 
tical world and we must take it as we find 
it. We mustn't be dreamy idealists. The 
public wants a calf, and if I don't make it 
somebody else will. The public also wants 
a priest for its calf, and if I don't take the 
office some one else will. So, rather than 
put an end to my usefulness by getting out 
with the people, and rather than lose my job, 
I will make the calf and be its priest. So 
reasons Aaron. Did such reasoning cease 
with Aaron ? Does it ever appear in modern 
politics ? 

Then Aaron tried to shift the blame in a 
vague way on to mere chance. I took the 
gold and cast it into the fire and — "there 
came out this calf." Just "came out." No- 
body made it. Nobody is responsible for it. 
It simply "came out." In makin° r this cow- 
ardly and transparently false excuse, Aaron 
sins in much company. Who of us does not 
blame his luck, or circumstances over which 
he has no control, for things which he se- 
cretly knows to be his own fault? We cast 
our gold or our time or our talents into the 
fire of the world's busy life, and the product 
is — perhaps a calf, or worse. But whatever 
it is. it does not simply "come out" as dice 
roll out of a box. It comes out, in the main, 
what we make it. If it is a bad job, the 
blame is our own. 

Moses offered to atone for the sin of the 
people. The subject is too dead to discuss 
here, and the data given here are not par- 
ticularly imoortant or decisive for such study. 
But note, first, the sacrificial spirit : "Blot 
me, I pray thee, out of thy book." Note, 
second, the rejection of this offer of vicarious 
suffering. For Jehovah said : "Whoso hath 
sinned, him will I blot out of my book." 

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Anderson, J. R. — Iowa Point, to Winchester, 
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Blaney, M. L- — Butte City, Cal., to Providence, 
R. I., 8 Baltimore Ave. 

Buxton, Albert. — Canton, Mo., to Salt Lake 
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Curtis, J. D. — Kansas City, Mo., to Aurora, Mo. 

Corey, S. J. — Norwood, O., to Silver Bay, N. Y. 

Couch, E. P. — Medaryville, to Marion, Ind., 
3529 S. Washington St. 

Darsie, Lloyd. — Hiram, O., to Chautauqua, 
N. Y., Box 451. 

Dew, George E. — Holden, Mo., to Lynchburg, 
Va. 

Deadman, Roy E- — DesMoines, to Cincinnati, 
O., 3534 Montgomery Ave. 

Decker, J. H. — Pond Creek, to Hardtree, Kan. 

Dunkleberger, D. — Oskaloosa, to Pulaski, la. 

Fisher, Lewis P. — Eureka, to Cantrall, 111. 

Trainum, W. H. — Evanston, 111., to Knoxville, 
Tenn., 515 State St. 

Hardison, D. R. — Goliad, to Whitesboro, Tex. 

Hamlin, R. R.— Fort Worth, Tex., to Rich- 
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Harding, W. H. — Blue Mound, 111., to Scott 
City, Kan. 

Jackson, G. D. — De Land, to Jacksonville, Fla. 

Jordan, O. F. — Rockford, to Evanston, 111., 1002 
Asbury Ave. 

Jones, A. B. — Liberty, Mo., to Macatawa, Mich. 

Kindred, C. G. — Chicago, .111., to Douglass, Mich. 

Bates, Miner Lee. — New York City, to West- 
more, Vt. 

Martine, St. D. — Vancouver, Wash., to Aims 
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Martin, Thomas — California, Pa., to Melissa, 
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Mackay, A. E. — Tulare, to Sacramento, Cal., 
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McLeod, Jas. P. — Bethany, W. Va., to Washing- 
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Norton, F. W. — Indianapolis, Ind., to Hiram, 
Ohio. 

Perkinson, S. D. — North Waco, to Comanche, 
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Priest. Edwin — Des Moines, to Defiance, la. 

Ratcliff, W. T. — Knoxville, to Akron, la. 

Ragle, G. S. H.— Weatherford, to Snyder, Tex. 

Riall, A. O. — Lufkin, to Sherman, Tex., care 
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Roberts, Isom — Weatherford, to Enid, Okla. 

Sears, R. G. — Canton, Mo., to Enid, Okla. 



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Stevens, R. E. — Cleveland, to Perry, O. 

Stanley, D. T.— Philadelphia, to Little Rock, 
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Mont. 

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Waggoner, W. Va. — Houston, Mo., to Mul- 
berry, Tenn. 

Wilson, Chas. C— Hiram, to Shelby, O. 

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a zest they had not known before, glad 
to be relieved from the stress of mind 
and terrible forebodings they were un- 
der. The students heard the praise 
meeting that was proceeding from the 
faculty room, and immediately took up 
the song, although they had not yet 
iearned the good news. One of the pro- 
fessors went over with the president's 
word and an announcement for chapel 
at 4 o'clock, p. m. the next day. 

The clock in the steeple was just 
striking 2 as all filed out quietly, having 
held a continuous session of four hours, 
spent in addresses, confessions, exhorta- 
tions and prayers. They had come to- 
gether, not by any call or prearranged 
notice, but spontaneously with a sense 
of concern for the life which they each 
felt to some extent responsible for hav- 
ing betrayed to death by their individual 
conduct. 

Some had doubtless been led into the 
opposition to James' stand, after hearing 
the exaggerated reports of his words, ut- 
tered in Professor Haberton's room. 
And others had taken a stand against 
him, when they saw that it was the pop- 
ular thing to do. However, strange as 
it might seem, James did not have an 
open friend left in the whole school the 
day after the contest, <xcept President 
Brown, and a young lac. ", of whom we 
shall learn later. Even the young man 
whom he had trained and who got the 
prize, in justification of his own position 
was obliged to condemn James, when 
put to the test by his fellows. 

Now as a knowledge of the tragedy 
spread among them, they all seemed to 
feel a common condemnation and came 
together at the Y. M. C. A. headquar- 
ters, to consult about the matter, with 
the 'result that scores were led to. conse- 
crate themselves to a more conscientious 
and consistent life than they had lived 
before. 

James was now their hero. His life, 
that had been so near lost to them, 
seemed most precious now, as they 
learned that there was a possibility of 
his recovery. And since they might yet 
have an opportunity to atone for the 
wrong they had done — they were glad 
beyond expression. 

Strange that they had not . been 
moved with considerations for their fel- 
low while he was being crucified upon 
the cross of public opinion, for a right- 
eous stand. But such is the spirit of 
the world which possesses even profess- 
ing Christians at times, while they are 
under the spell of influence from a pop- 
ular movement or holding. Organized 
as we are in about all of our Christian 
activity, it is impossible but that such 
will be the case, and offenses will come, 
and martyrs must atone for the sins of 
each generation in its turn. So shall be 
filled up that which is behind pi the 
afflictions of Christ, for his body's sake, 
which is the Church. 

The faculty remained a few minutes 
longer to have the president confirm 
some work which they had done earlier 
in the evening. The first was to rescind 
the action suspending James fom school. 
Another was a resolution commending 



Not in the clamor or the crowded street; 
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, 
But in ourselves are triumphs and defeat. 

— Longfellow. 
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in 
their hearts, and said — Men and brethren, what 
shall we do? — Acts. 

Hero Worship. 

The president threw his great coat 
about himself and started for his home, 
when to his surprise he saw the college 
building lighted in various parts. 

Going into the hall he peered into the 
Y. M. C. A. rooms. There he saw some 
500 or more of the students, in deep 
meditation. He listened but a moment 
and the object of the meeting was obvi- 
ous. 

Lashed by conscience ,over the way 
they had deserted James in his manly 
stand for the true course, they were now 
seeking to atone for their mistake, each 
one feeling that he was personally re- 
sponsible, in a degree, for the murder 
(as they supposed) of James Gordon. 
One was praying: "O God, forgive us in- 
dividually and collectively for our cow- 
ardly attitude toward our fellow. When 
he needed our influence and our sym- 
pathy, we deserted him shamefully. " 

Passing on to the faculty room, he 
saw a similar scene. Profess.or Haber- 
ton was finishing a prayer, thus: "O my 
Father, if it be possible, forgive thine un- 
worthy servant for his opposition to the 
truth, and for seeking the praise of men 
more than thy glory. Thou knowest 
that I have spent my time these years 
in this institution seeking my own ad- 
vancement, while multitudes of students 
have gone in and out of these doors 
rather confirmed in unbelief than helped 
to see Thee and to understand thy 
Word •" 

Thus he prayed as one wh.o felt deeply 
condemned for sin, as one who expected 
impending ruin to fall upon the institu- 
tion from which he derived his comfort 
and living. He was sorely troubled 
over the certain condemnation which he 
knew would fall upon his head for the 
part he had taken in the matter which 
led to Gordon's supposed death, for no 
one seemed to think, up to this time, 
that he could recover. 

The president walked in, and as he 
did, all arose as if some dignitary of -state 
had entered. 

"How is Gordon?" They all gasped 
as if expecting unwelcome tidings, each 
showing more or less signs of intense 
agony and gloom. 

"I am happy to bring you good tid- 
ings," said the president, as he laid off 
his great coat. "The doctor is sanguine 
of his speedy recovery, and yet he tells 
me that it is nothing short of an abso- 
lute miracle. We can account for it in 
no other way than that it is in answer to 
his mother's prayers. I 'phoned her at 
about 9 o'clock, and the doctor tells me 
upon consulting his notes, that from that 
hour on he was successful in the op- 
eration upon the ribs, which he saw no 
way pi accomplishing without a fatal- 
ity. 

"He also says that contrary to all for- 
mer experience, the frost disappeared 
from the hands without applications, and 
there seem to be no evil effects upon 
the flesh, except perhaps some swelling, 
■ which would not be strange. 

"James is sleeping as soundly as a 
child with his mother and a trained nurse 



him for his manly stand against the 
gambling evil of the school, and some 
recommendations to the board of trus- 
tees looking toward the reformation of 
the evils which had been at the root of 
the matter. 

These were just what President 
Brown had long wanted to see brought 
forward and only too gladly affixed his 
name and the seal of the college, to each 
document as it came to his hand. 
At Chapel. 

At 4 o'clock the chapel was crowded 
to overflowing, many of the citizens had 
caught the news and anxiety of the col- 
lege people and had crowded in. All the 
pastors of the different churches were 
there. Many of the trustees had come 
in also at the alarm. 

President Brown announced that tne 
next day should be devoted to thanks- 
giving and praise to God for the mar- 
velous deliverance which had been mani- 
fest in their midst. He stated briefly 
and carefully the whole affair, from the 
day before the contest, then turning to 
Dr Reid, he requested him to make a 
statement of the present condition of his 

Pa The doctor stood forth, six feet tall, 
with massive frame slightly bent his 
white beard and hair showing his three 
score years, with every feature a man in 
whom men could have confidence . 

He looked over the great audience 
Several thousand persons had gathered 
with eager expectant faces. A hush like 
the pause before a storm came over 
them as he hesitated. He saw in the 
audience several physicians, two ot 
whom were members of the board of 
Trustees He knew that they were 
would-be rivals of .his, for they had 
sought to displace him, and but for the 
timely action of the president in his be- 
half they would have done so at the las 
annual meeting. He also saw several 
ministers, whom he knew to be some- 
what unfriendly to the college belonging 
as they did to rival denominations from 
the one to which the college belonged. 

Hi° eye swept over the faculty, and 
he saw Professor Haberton, whom he 
knew to be a subtle time-serving man, 
upon whom he could not rely Also 
here was the professor who had been 
Sported from Leipsic, and the ^prpf«- 
sor of applied sciences ^Jl.^l 
had ^iven their early lives to metaphys 
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the line of religious topics were anything 
but what he considered orthodox. 

The German professor had denied the 
validity of all New Testament miracle 
and had said in his presence that so 
caltd healings and miracles were , on y 
overwrought imaginations of diseased 

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plied science speak of belief in prayer 
as "rank idiocy." "It is preposterous to 
suppose that natural laws could be dis- 
turbed by the voice of man, uttered 
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seen God," said he one day while Dr. 
Reid was visiting his class. 

Dr. Reid knew that these men were 
held in high esteem by the trustees, and 
a sickening feeling came over him as he 
took in the whole situation at a glance. 

Should he speak the truth that had 
forced itself into his mind at that time, 
or should he claim a conservative posi- 
tion, and hold the knowledge which had 
been given him for that occasion, to 
some other time? President Brown ex- 
pected it and his better self demanded 
that he should stand squarely oh the 
facts without swerving a hair's' breadth. 
As he thus wavered the scripture which 
had been his reading that morning, came 
like a flash through his mind. "He that 
hath my "word, let him speak my word 
faithfully." He began slowly: 

"I have no new nostrums to offer, no 
new cures to advocate; but I devoutly 
believe that there has happened in our 
midst a marvel that has scarcely ever 
been equaled, except in the time of our 
Savior and his apostles. While the dead 
has not been raised, yet something as 
marvelous to my mind as that would be, 
has happened under my eves. 

"I deeply regret that I was unable to 
have had associated with me a council of 
physicians, but as it was, when I 
'phoned for such assistance, all were ab- 
sent from their offices, and those to 
whom I sent messengers, had been called 
away from their homes, so I was left 
to do and behold alone what seems in- 
credible. But I must tell you faithfully 
what has happened. 

"At first I thought it an impossibility 
ever to draw the ribs out .of the thoracic 
cavity, and I was about to abandon the 
effort when the patient sneezed, as I was 
making a lateral presure of the ribs 
with one hand and holding up the over- 
turned body with the .other, from the 
region of the abdomen. To my surprise 
all three of the displaced bones came 
into place and the back filled out in 
natural form, except some inflammation 
and congestion of the flesh, due to the 
bruises. My amazement was so great 



that I almost lost my nerve at such good 
fortune. But making a note of this, 
with the time at which occurred, I pro- 
ceeded to examine the hands. Imagine 
my amazement, when I found the flesh 
warm and soft and glowing, which but 
less than a quarter of an hour before, 
was hard and white with frost. Was I 
dreaming .or was it a miracle? I made 
a note of it in my diary, and proceeded 
to cleanse the bruises and other disabilities 
of the patient, putting him in a comfortable 
sleeping posture, and he seemed to be rest- 
ing and was in fact sleeping as soundly as 
a babe when his mother arrived on the 
midnight special. 

"We had a talk with the mother, and 
President Brown will tell you that she 
held us spellbound with teaching such, 
as we confess never to have heard be- 
fore. She is a firm believer in prayer 
for the sick, and expects answers from a 
present and all-powerful God, when she 
prays. I have compared my notes with 
those of the trained nurse, who is an 
expert stenographer, and find that the 
mother's prayers for her son while com- 
ing on the train, were simultaneous with 
the wonders of which I have told y.ou. 

"I find the patient convalescing this 
evening in a normal condition, eating and 
sitting up in perfect control of his facul- 
ties. The hands are without soreness, 
and the other bruises have lost their 
ugly appearance and but for my insist- 
ence to remain quiet, he would have ap- 
peared in chapel to bid you a farewell, 
for he will return with his mother on 
the S o'clock train." 

At this two thousand students arose 
and shouted: "Hurrah for Gordon! Hur- 
rah for Doctor Reid! Hurrah for Presi- 
dent Brown!" The organist struck: 
"All hail the power of Jesus name," 'and 
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citizens, calling out one to another: 
"Let's see Gordon off! Hurrah for the 
train. Just time to catch the down street 
cars !" And all went away pell mell, 
without being dismissed or awaiting for 
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Sometimes it would seem as if mar- 
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better than those which are; since the 
mutual expectations are less, so also 
are the disappointments. 

People must change; but if they can 
not change together, if the love they 
had when they were young does not 
mellow into a habit of warm affection 
as they grow older, then at least let 
them consider first thetr obligations to 
one another, and bring all the pity, all 
the forbearance, all the kindness pos- 
sible to the contemplation of their com- 
pact before they break it. If it were so 
worth while — worth anything — then, 
is it worth nothing now? Is there not 
something to be built on a foundation that 
promised happiness? 



Since people can not in general be in- 
duced to think long before they enter 
the married state, they might at least 
be .brought up to make the best of it 
afterward. Boys and girls might easily 
be educated more than they are now 
with the view of making them better 
husbands and wives, better householders 
and housekeeners, better fathers and 
mothers, better comrades to one another. 
Then if love struck them like a bolt from 
the blue, they would still be able to go 
about their business with some faint idea 
of what th.ose businesses were going to 
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Once more the June bride is with us and 
the papers are filled with accounts of wed- 
dings, to the exclusion of other important 
happenings. From the modest announce- 
ment of four or five lines to the graphic 
details of the society event that has been 
looked' forward to for weeks we are all 
interested, and it would be a churlish per- 
son indeed who had not a smile and a 
good wish for every bride everywhere. 
Whether robed in white cotton goods made 
up with her own hands, or in a Paris cre- 
ation imported at the outlay of a small 
fortune, the bride is always credited with 
being charming, accomplished and beauti- 
ful. Happy is she if to all these desirable 
things she can add common sense and good 
temper, for in her new life she will need 
these qualities more than ever before. 

The time to solve the divorce problem is 
before the marriage ceremony takes place, 
though that doctrine apparently has few 
adherents. The young people who rever- 
ently plight their troth this June, after 
long acquaintance and intimate knowledge 
of the faults of each other, knowing" in 
their hearts that the marriage is truly 
"made in heaven," will not add their names 
to the long list of legally separated hus- 
bands and wives. 

Some pessimist has remarked that many 
a girl would have no reason to marry if 
her wedding outfit should suddenly be de- 
stroyed, and one is tempted to believe the 
statement in certain cases. If ever the 
time comes in the lives of young men and 
women to be serious and reverent and 
thoughtful, it is when the life compact is 
about to be formed. The certain knowl- 
edge that after the ceremony is performed 
nothing but death could dissolve the bond, 
might stop some of the heedless marriages ; 
but, as it is, too many young folks enter 
married life with the idea that if they do 
not find it to their liking there is n easy 
way out of the difficulty. 
• While no happy marriage can exist with- 



out love, neither can it stand the storms 
on love alone. There must be a host of 
other factors, each important, though sec- 
ondary, yet essential to domestic peace and 
joy. The husband must possess the ability 
to make a suitable living for his family, 
must not be lacking in manly virtues, and 
should be of a disposition calculated to 
make his wife happy. Many a high-strung 
man has fallen violently in love and, for 
that matter, has been in love with his wife 
all his life, and yet has wrecked both his 
happiness and her own because their tem- 
peraments were exactly alike. Unfortu- 
nately people fall in love with the wrong 
persons quite often, but it does not follow 
that they should plunge blindly into matri- 
mony for that one reason. It may be the 
very thing that should keep them apart 
all their lives, for if they truly love each 
other, they will not be selfish to rush into 
misery for all time. A selfish, idle girl, 
or an intemperate, worthless young man, 
may fall in love with the same ardor 
which the sweet, housewifely maiden and 
the sensible, worthy young man experi- 
ences, but the man or woman who, know- 
ing these things, takes a life partner wholly 
unfitted to help make a happy home de- 
serves scant pity. 

So let us hope that the present crop of 
brides and bridegrooms have carefully and 
prayerfully considered the whole question 
before the fateful vows are to be taken. 
Let us earnestly pray that they may be 
looking forward to homes of their own, 
no matter how humble, and that from the 
very first moment of their wedded life they 
will form a separate and distinct family. 
The first days are so precious and fleeting 
that no hotel or any other place except the 
new home 'should shelter the wedded pair, 
for more depends upon getting the right 
start than many young oeople realize. Rev- 
erently and in the fear of God the new 
home should be established, to last while 
life lasts, and then no earthly judge will 



ever be called upon to settle difficulties 
that may arise. 

Necessity has forced many young cou- 
ples to live in hotels or with aged parents, 
and to put up with many hardships during 
the first married years, and yet they have 
been happy and reasonably content. If suck 
things must be, it is well to make the best 
of them, but be happy if you can have your 
own little home. It may be poor and low- 
ly, but in it may dwell all joy and peace, 
if only the right people inhabit it. Sick- 
ness and trouble will probably come, but 
the real love and common-sense views of: 
life will help over every difficulty. 

Instead of casting- about for some trivial 
excuse to break the sacred tie when pov- 
erty and sorrow comes, husband and wife 
will be striving to ease the burdens for 
each other as much as possible, and will 
find that their souls are more closeSy 
united than in days of prosperity and ease. 
This does not mean that the burdens young 
husbands and wives have wilfully taken 
upon themselves at the altar can be cheer- 
fully and lightly borne, but if misfortunes 
come, through no fault of either, love 
makes them bearable. It is one thing to 
support a husband ill or injured after he 
has done his best as long as possible for 
his family, and quite another to have to 
provide for the intemperate man whom 
the headstrong young girl married to re- 
form in spite of the prayers and tears of 
her parents. A man may love a girl who 
boasts that she "hates housework," but be 
is likely to have a hard '■ime of it, after 
marriage, unless she reforms speedily. Per- 
haps it is cold and calculating to find out 
beforehand what to expect from the be- 
throthed, but it is a great deal better to do 
that than to patronize th divorce court 
later in life. 

May the happiness of the new homes to 
be established in the month of roses be 
founded on the solid rock, where none of 
the winds that wreck and destroy domestic- 
peace can ever prevail against it. — Ameri- 
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A Tale of a Tea-Table. 

Betsy Bobbity baked a bun — 

A beautiful, big, bewitching one, 

So light that it fairjy shone with pride, 

With currants a-plenty safe inside. 

Patsy Poppity peeled a peach, 

A pear and a plum, and put them each 

In a tiny pie with a frosted top, 

As fine as those in the baker's shop. 

Three little maids to the pantry flew 
To look for the dishes pink and blue, 
And a terrible tragedy happened next — 
And my! but the little maids were vexed! 

Young Puppety Pup came racing by, 
And the little red table caught his eye; 
Then never a bit he cared — not he — 
That he hadn't been asked to the dainty tea: 

But he ate up Betsy Bobbity's bun, 
With all of the currants — every one, 
The three little pies at a single bite, 
And everything else there was in sight! 

Dora Doppity cried, "Dear me! 
What a capital time to give a tea!" 
And she put the little red table out. 
With three little chairs set round about. 

And . Betsy Bobbity's Baby Blue, 
And Patsy Poppity's Precious Prue, 
And Dora Doppity's Daisy Dee, 
Were asked to come to a charming tea. 

But never a word the three guests said, 
As they gazed with a smile right straight ahead; 
And never .they showed the least surprise, 
Although right under their very eyes, 

The rude and ravenous Puppety P. 
Ate all that they were to have .had for tea! 
Which shows us plainly that Baby Blue, 
And Daisy Dee and the Precious Prue 

Were well brought up, and clearly knew 
That the proper, ladylike thing to do 
Was never to make remarks at tea. 
Whatever they chanced to hear and see! 

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of th,e blackness. That was the country 
end. 

Suddenly Mary Ann heard a pitiful little 
whine. She looked and listened. She! 
heard it again and this time she saw that 
it came from a dirty, wooly little bundle 
of hair that lay quivering on the track. 
She called excitedly to her mother and 
they picked up the poor little bundle which 
they found to be a little dirty white dog 
with big brown eyes. He kept moaning 
and whining so pitifully that Mary Ann > 
felt like crying too. 

"Run for some water, Mary Ann," said 
her mother, putting the dog down on the 
tiny porch. 

While they watched him drinking as if 
he never could get enough, they were won- 
dering where he came from. 

"Look, Mamma," exclaimed Mary Ann. 
"He has a shiny collar on and it has some 
writing on it." 

Her mother looked and read it. " 'Wig- 
gles,' that must be his name." 

"Dear Wiggles," murmured Mary Ann, 
patting his head softly. She knew he liked 
it for he wagged his funny wooly stub of 
a tail when she did it. 

"Sunnymead," she went on. "Why, that 
is where the Hortons live. It is their 
country place." 

Mary Ann looked at Wiggles with some- 
thing like awe. He lived in the country 
then. 

When Mary Ann's father came home 
that night he said Sunnymead was just 
the other side of the tunnel and he would 
take Wiggles home on the next train ; 
Mary Ann might go too. Mary Ann caught 
her breath. To go through the tunnel and 
see the really truly country ! It was all 
like a wonderful dream — the long ride 
through the dark tunnel and then coming 
suddenly into the sunshine. There were 
trees and flowers and grass and birds, 



just as her mother had told her, only a 
hundred times more beautiful. 

Mary Ann cannot remember just what 
happened next but she remembers that she 
was walking by her father's side, the dog 



It was noisy and dirty where Mary Ann 
lived. The big trains thundered past every 
hour of the day and rattled the windows 
of the little brown house. The smoke 
from the big factory on the hill coverel 
everything with black soot, from t.he 
scrawny geranium in the front yard, 
which tried to be a white one, to Mary 
Ann's little freckled nose. 

But there was the tunnel. Not forty 
feet from Mary Ann's front gate it opened 
its great black mouth and Mary Ann was 
never tired of watching it swallow the 
great long trains. 

And at the other end of the tunnel was 
the country. Mary Ann had never seen 
the country but she knew all about it for 
that was where her mother had lived when 
she was a little girl. There was lots of 
green grass there, she said, and there were 
flowers and trees with leaves that rustled 
softly and there was plenty of milk to 
drink. 

"O, child! If we get your father into 
the country!" 

Mary Ann's mother would often say and 
then she would sigh and look up from her 
work at the clouds of smoke pouring from 
the chimneys of the factory where her 
father worked. 

Mary Ann knew why her mother sighed. 
The doctor said it was the smoke which 
made her father's face so white. Mary 
Ann couldn't see how the smoke which 
made everything else so black should make 
her father's face so white but the doctor 
knew a great many things that Mary Ann 
did not. 

One hot day in summer she was swing- 
ing on the front gate eating a radish. She 
took small bites to make it last as long as 
possible and stopped now and then to 
lean out over the gate. When there were 
no trains going in or out of the tunnel she 
could see a little brigh* ?pot in the center 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 18, 1907. 



clasped tightly in her arms, when a little The little girl's father found that the fac- money is one dollar. We went scorching 

girl in a & white dress came flying toward tory smoke was making Mary Ann's father down Canal street at a furious rate, and it 

them and Wiggles gave a bound from ill and he asked him to bring Mary Ann 

Mary Ann's arms into those of the little and her mother and live in a little cottage 

girl. And the little girl's father shook covered with roses and take care of the 

hands with Mary Ann's father and then lawn and the big stable. 
Mary Ann and Wiggles and the little girl And so he did. The first night that 

in the white dress sat down on the grass Mary Ann was tucked into bed in tta new 

together. home she murmured happily, "An' 'twas 

And what do you think happened then? all account of Wiggles."— Congregationalist. 



was a pleasure to see the pale-faced pedes- 
trians flying to the sidewalks. We didn't 
get to run over anything — they were too 
quick for us. We crossed streams on which 
shipping comes up from the river; we saw 
the house where Jefferson Davis was born; 
the old Louisiana Lottery building; the 
vault where Davis' body lay six months be- 
fore being moved to Richmond; the tomb 
of Beauregard; magnolia trees, giant wis- 
terias, and the flashing sheen of wonderful 
parks; the Spanish quarter, the French 
quarter, and the house built as a retreat 
for Napoleon Bonaparte, and the castle 
built by the Spanish princess, with her 
bronze monogram on the ledges of a hun- 
dred windows. The French quarter is very 
quiet. It seems almost a deserted city, with 
New Orleans — Second Day. women in any city as in New Orleans ; - no thing attractive to the eye unless some- 

March 25 -We were so hurried and dis- and ^at May surpassed them all. We bod y s yard gate is open. But glimpses 
turbed yesterday about getting across the *e as long as we could. int0 the backyards cause you to catch your 

Gulf that we hadn't time to learn much Lafayette Park was on our way home, breath. Behind the dingy old common- 
about the New Orleans churches. At home, so we stopped there and lay upon the looking walls are gleaming marble /statues 
when you point to a church and ask, grass at our ease. There : is a fountain and fountains that work, and^ banks of 
"What's that?" you are told "That's the whose fount is dry, and beautiful walks r0S es and all sorts of blooming flowers that 
South Methodist—" or the Cumberland, or among the southern trees, statues of Henry ought to make March swell with pride. 
Baotist as the case may be. But in. New Clay, etc., and the right to he on .the grass. And under the _sca.rlet and purple arbors 




Around the Gulf to Mexico. 

By J. Breckenridge Ellis. 




baptist, as tne case may dc dui iu.ixcw ~'-->> . ~~ °- --. — .; ° . , 

Orleans you are told, "That's St. George We lay under symmetrical trees with little 
church"— or as Mr. Buckley once de- leaves like those of the locust, and we de- 
scribed a beautiful structure south of La- cided it was the banana tree. I got some of 
fayette Park "That's old man Parmer's the leaves to send home in my letter. It was 
church- he's' dead now." t don't know oppressively hot, but I should lave felt 



are little polished tables and rocking chairs 
and quaint glasses, with apparently not a 
drop of water to drink. If we had those 
yards up north, we'd want them out at the 
edge of the street, and something said 



church- he's dead now. I dont know oppressively not, uui 1 suuum iwvc icn euge 01 uie succv, emu ^"^^'"5 -«"j 
whether the church has survived "old man rny money wasted on New Orleans had about them in the papers. The French, it 
■n » »_ .. /-t o„c^<- ui, -natn^ was it been otherwise. Lafavette Park is sur- seems, lavish their care and money where 



Parmer" or not (I suspect his name was it been otherwise. Lafayette Park is sur 

Palmer) but I suppose he willed it to rounded by imposing buildings. I have 

some other Presbyterian, for it must be spoken of "old man Parmer's church 'on 

valuable as real estate, even if its reli- the south; the city hall and Saule s Col- 

gion was vested in the "old man." To- lege are on the west; a great library is 

day we have a wealth of time on our on the east, and I think there are houses 

hands • and could go to ever so many worth seeing on the north, but mammoth 

churches but as it's Monday they are all billboards hide that point of the compass, 

closed 'The money that Morton tele- The bills announced Amelia Bingham in 



graphed for so grandly didn't come. The 
bank didn't know Morton and called for 
identification. Morton had to wire back 
home for the home bank to wire the New- 
Orleans bank to waive identification. As 
the New Orleans bank doesn't open till 
ten, and closes for early lunch, we will 
have to stay over till to-morrow. Even 
then the money may not be obtained, as 
our train will leave at eleven, and it may 
take some time to be waived. 

The bank we were dealing with, or rath- 
er the one that refused to deal with us 
was on St. Charles street, for of course 
everything is either on it or Canal street. 
We began to look for a restaurant, and 
dived down a quiet cross-street between 
St. Charles and Camp. Out of the con- 
fusion of the thronged thoroughfare, the 
crossway through which no horse passes, 
was quaintly restful. It was as free from 
traffic as Petticoat Lane in Kansas City, 
but without the petticoats. It is called 
Commercial Place, but its only commerce 
seemed to be in souvenir post cards. Here 
we found a restaurant and Jebly had no 
trouble in rolling up to the table on his 
tricycle. Our waitress was named May 
Eaton. She lives in the old French Quar- 
ter and speaks a little French, but not near 
so much as her mother. She was as pret- 
ty as a picture and had hardly more in- 
telligence, but she was apparently so mod • 
est and shy, one wondered to find her in 
such a position. Most waitresses swagger 
or thrust out their chins, and their every 
movement seems to say, "I know you're 
looking!" So it was pleasant and restful 
to find this altogether lovely girl thread- 
ing her modest way among noisy com- 
panions, as if unconscious of her grace. 
We asked for the population of New Or- 
leans but she didn't know what that 
meant. When we explained that we'd like 
to know about how many people lived 
in town, she thought it was a joke and 
laughed a little, musically. Morton de- 
clared he had never seen ?o many pretty 



the "Lilac Room" at the Toulane for that 
night. They told us to chew "old star," 
too, and to wear somebody's collars. I 
wonder why such impertinences are al- 
lowed to degrade the beauty of such a 
restful resort? 

At 2 p. m. we left St. Charles Ho^el in an 
automobile to see the sights. We took 
the tourist car that gives "ten more miles 
for the money than any other." The 



seems, lavish their care and money where 
we chase other people's chickens out of our 
onion-beds. Still, although _ this may be 
from racial love of privacy in their pleas- 
ures, I observed that many good old fami- 
lies left their gates open, for one reason 
or another. 

The cemeteries are the -pride of New 
Orleans. There are no graves underground 
in the best of them, because the river is 
higher than the city. When I was there 
the river was low and the ships stood at 
the docks like trains standing high and 
dry where there is no platform, and the 
porter puts a stool for you to get up on— 
if it's a station of consequence. If the 
river had been high, I suppose they would 
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have elevators to get out of the city upon 
the boats. I don't know. But the tombs 
all stand upon the ground, just like the cis- 
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they are very expensive, because nobody 
wants his vault discountenanced by his 
neighbor's. In fact, a poor man can't af- 
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doubt if he can afford to live there. The 
chauffeur told me that no kind of work 
paid in the city except his own. He said 
they certainly appreciated a good chauffeur 
and paid well, but he wouldn't stay. There 
had been hot weather and mosquitoes right 
along through January and February, "and 
here's March for you to see yourself," he 
said. We had stopped in front of St. 
Louis Cathedral, and it was stifling hot. I 
learned two things from this young man. 
The first was how a chauffeur pronounces 
"chauffeur." He calls it "show-fer," with 
all the heavy weight of the tone on the 
"show." You don't have to hesitate and 
twist your tongue, and look like a foreign- 
er when you are saying it. You don't 
make any kind of a hiss or lisp, or grow 
embarrassed, as if you imagined people 
were wondering where you bought it. You 
say "chauffeur" just as you would "loafer" 
or "gopher." It's easy. Another thing I 
learned from him. I pointed to something 
that looked like overgrown narrow-dock 
growing upon thick, clumsy cornstalks. 
They were across the street in a park. He 
told me they were banana trees. The 
leaves were three or four feet long, I sup- 
pose. I secretly took out of my pocket the 
leaves I had intended to send home and 
scattered them in front of a Spanish res- 
taurant that has been an active restaurant 
since as remote an age as anything ever 
started to going in America. I would not 
like to eat eggs there. The older a build- 
ing becomes, the more interesting and val- 
uable. Man is not so. I saw the tomb of 
George W. Cable's father. Cable wrote so 
truthfully and intimately of the Creoles 
that manv of them would rather have his 
tomb there than his father's. He is one of 
my favorite authors, and I was pleased to 
see what beauty he had devoted to his 
father's resting-place. There was a man 
on the automobile to call out the places of 
interest, and the glee he showed over every 
object, the warm enthusiasm, was worth 
the price of the ride. How he' could exult 
in those houses and bridges, like a child 
over a new toy, when one reflected that 
he must go into this same passionate ec- 
stasy at every trip, was incomprehensible. 
He was particularly jubilant over the cem- 
eteries. He would say in a stentorian 
tone : "The magnificent, beautifully sculp- 
tured vault we are now coming to on your 



right, with the life-size angel above and 
the weeping cherubs below, holds the re- 
mains of Mr. , who was a very 

rich sugar refiner and left two millions to 
beautify the city. Isn't it beautiful? Aren't 
you glad you saw it? Ah, very fine, very 
fine!" And we would whiz past, deriving 

infinite content from Mr. , who 

would doubtless have snubbed us had he 
not died in time to entertain us with his 
sarcophagus. 

After the ride \^e were hovering in front 
of the St. Charles hotel, with the air of 
paying $6 a day there for a room, when 
who should hail us but our hackman friend, 
Mr. Buckley. He was off his hack and 
there wa>s nothing to prevent our hearing 
him talk. As Morton had been contending 
all day, whenever other subjects failed, 
that a Creole was a person who had some 
negro blood, I appealed the question to 
Mr. Buckley. I considered him better than 
a dictionary, because he was a Creole. He 
answered just as I had explained to Mor- 
ton, that a Creole is a descendant of 
French parentage, born in Louisiana. From 
Mr. Buckley's reminiscences, his morals 
were also of French extraction. The word 
Creole is Spanish, and means "well-bred." 
Although there are so man-" Frenchmen in 
this state that they have the importance of 
a name all to themselves, I think very lit- 
tle French is spoken in New Orleans ex- 
cept in the back gardens of the Creoles. 
The only French I heard was what I spoke 
myself, and I had to turn it intoi English 
to be understood, and even then I was 
charged too much. 

For supper we went back to .Commercial 
Place, and as May was serving behind a 
long counter we forego the comfort of 
sitting at a table, because just to look at 
this simple child was better than the straw- 
berries which couldn't be made sweet. So 
we perched on hard stools at the counter, 
and crooked out our elbows and jostled 
each other while May looked on serenely 
and understood nothing except the price 
of the dishes. In the evening we sat on 
the grass in Lafayette Park, while beauti- 
ful women, and other kinds, too, 'Strolled 
about the walks, and children played about 
the fountain that didn't work. And we 
looked at the trees and knew they were 
not banana trees. Then the mosquitoes 
came and we went down to Canal street 
and watched the crowds blooming with 
'southern beauty. From somewhere came 
a strain of "Dixie," and there was a sud- 
den shout and stir. 

At last to our room, pretty tired, and I 
was thinking that if preachers, in particu- 
lar could get the enthusiasm of that auto- 
mobile sight-crier, and keen it, they would 
never grow old in the service. How much 
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Number 30. 



The Spiritual Value of the Lord's Supper 



If I were asked to name the most 
prominent and paramount weakness in 
the life of the average Christian as well 
as the majority of congregations of be- 
lievers, I would unhesitatinglv say, lack 
of spirituality. Somehow, in some way 
many of us have missed connection with 
the spiritual dynamo. And as a result 
we have lost both light and heat. We 
are without the spiritual glow. 

A Divided Church Spiritual Church. 
It is both bad and sad to see a divided 
church, nationally or locally, doctrinally 
or contentiously. Such a condition 
makes for slow progress. It is like a 
lame man or a blind man running a 
race. I am not sure but what it was 
lack of spirituality that helped produce 
a divided church. Certain it is that we 
will never have a united church until 
we attain to a higher spiritual plateau 
than that upon which the majority of us 
now stand. Our human logic must pass 
through the divine alembic. Our reli- 
gious belief, our creed, if you please, may 
be as impregnable as the Rock of Gibral- 
ter. Our hearts may also be just about 
as hard. A correct interpretation of the 
Bible may still leave us with an incor- 
rect life. Intellectuality is not spirit- 
uality. But the fact is, it takes a warm 
heart as well as a clear head to master 
the truer and deeper meaning of revela- 
tion. 

Our Need. 

We oftentimes get letters which say, 
"Read between the lines." What do we 
infer! That there is a deeper and more 
vital message for us than mere letters 
can give. It is this same message that 
we get from the words of Paul (2 Cor. 
3 :6) : "The letter killeth, but the spirit 
giveth life." The thing we need to do, 
is not to change the letters but to get the 
spirit. 

Spiritual Content of Ordinances. 
Divine ordinances were never meant 
to be simpb' doctrinal. They must be 
spiritually discerned. Baptism and the 
Lord's Supper are commandments. But 
they are- more. Lovalty to Christ will 
lead us to observe them as commands. 
A truer and fuller understanding will 
reveal them as spiritual necessities. How 
many of us get the spiritual suggestive- 
' ness in the words: "Buried with Christ 
in baptism," and risen "to walk in new- 

*Sermon preached at Pomona, Cal., January 15, 
1907. 



By M. IA.!|Hart, 

ness of life," or, "This do in memory of 
me" at the institution of the Lord's Sup- 
per. It takes both sight and insight to 
see the spiritual realities that come 
clothed in material form. 

The Old and the New. 

Practical common sense Ben Johnson 
once made the fine statement that it 
was the part of wisdom in searching for 
the truth to unite as far as - possible the 
newest of the oldest and the oldest of 
the newest. Professor James gives this 
advice to teachers: "The old in the new 
is what claims our attention — the old 
with a slight new turn. In this way the 
shuttle of interest will shoot backward 
and forward, weaving the new and the 
old' together in a lively and entertain- 
ing way." 

Passover and Lord's Supper. 
It was not an afterthought of Christ's 
when he instituted the Lord's Supper— 
what we know as the Lord's Supper, im- 
mediately after partaking of the Pass- 
over week. Here is where the Master 
reveals his consummate ability and in- 
sight as a teacher. To the Jew, the 
Passover was the feast par excellence. 
Did he not go back in memory and im- 
agination to the days of bondage in 
Egypt! He could still smell the onions 
and the garlic. He could still feel the 
burdens and blows of the cruel task- 
masters, he could still see the blood 
on the lintel of the door-posts. But 
blessed be the name of Jehovah, he 
could still feel the joy that welled up in 
his soul when danger was over and 
deliverance had come. "The Passover 
celebrated a deliverance effected with 
blood. There is a real and natural con- 
nection." 

"As They Were Eating." 
Notice how easily and gracefully 
Christ blends the new with the old. "As 
they were eating (the Passover Supper) 
Jesus took the bread and blessed it, and 
he said to his disciples, 'Take, eat, this 
is my body.' And he took a cup and 
gave thanks, and gave to them saying: 
"Drink y e all of it, for this is my blood 
of the (new) covenant which is shed for 
many unto remission of sins." 

It was this happy blending of the 
Passover feast with the new feast, the 
new thought in an old setting, that made 



that institution a living, vital, spiritual 
force in the lives of the men who were 
there that evening. "There have been 
those who because they enjoyed not, dis- 
puted, and there have been those who 
disputed not because they enjoyed." 
The Lord's Supper is not a riddle to be 
solved. It is a spiritual feast to be 
appropriated and enjoyed. Many and 
many a time Christ's apostles made his 
heart to bleed because of their slowness 
to grasp the spiritual import of his 
truths. The bleeding time 1 is not over. 
We", his disciples, are still failing to ap- 
propriate the deeper significance of this 
beautiful and suggestive soul feast. 

The Personal and the Spiritual. 

Abstract reasoning makes one intel- 
lectual; but it takes' the personal to 
make one spiritual. Logic drives home 
a thought. Love appropriates it as a 
personal possession. Emerson gives us 
a cold, intellectual dissertation on love. 
Jesus lives his love out in the open. 
One is light without warmth: the other 
is light 'that penetrates the darkest 
gloom and warmth that melts the cold- 
est heart. 

"This Do in Remembrance of Me." 

This is what we need to see— Jesus 
makes this new institution a very per- 
sonal matter. It is not a cold and for- 
mal something like a demonstration in 
generosity. Listen— "This is my body, 
this is my blood." 

It was not until after the crucifixion 
that the full force of these words dawned 
pn the minds and hearts of the apostles 
and disciples. No wonder Paul's soul 
was stirred in him when he saw the pro- 
fanation and sacrilege that had gathered 
about this holy ordinance. No wonder 
he brings home the personal appeal— 
"This do in remembrance of me As 
often as ye eat this bread and drink this 
cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death til 
he come Wherefore whosoever shall 
eat the bread or drink the cup of the 
L or d_unworthily, shall be guilty of the 
body and blood .of the Lord." 

Personal Heart Searching. 

Suppose such thoughts should well up 
in our souls each time we partake of 
this love feast, there would be some 
heart searchings and heart burnings that 
would consume the Impure and _ base, 
that would develop within us a spiritual 
power and passion, that would send us 
out into our business, political and so- 
cial life with a new determination to 
keep ourselves clean, unspotted, that we 
might approach this service worthily 
and not eat and drink condemnation to 
our souls. This is just what Paul is 
pleading for— "Let a man prove (exam- 
ine) himself, and so let him eat of the 
bread and drink of the cup." There is 
just one person that can, must and will 
pas's judgment on your worthiness, on 
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Current Events 



Senator Piatt says that Governor 
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of the mugwump 
Mugwumps. element of the par- 

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calling the unsympathetic one a' mug- 
wump. The fact is, Mr. Hughes is a 
much better party man than Mr. Piatt. 
The members of the old ring who pride 
themselves on their loyalty to the party 
and esteem party regularity above everv 
other virtue, are usually most of all in- 
terested in lining up the party to make it 
serve their private interests and personal 
ambitions. There are thousands of good 
party men with whom party lovalty is a 
matter of principle, but with the typical 
boss it is generally a matter of profit 
It would be absurd for any .one to im- 
agine that Piatt reoresents his party or 
his state in the United States Senate 
He represents himself and the United 
States Express Company. He is the 
real mugwump, if either he or Hughes 
must be called one. 

o 

_ An explosion of two bags of powder 

'» a turret of the -battleship Georgia 

Naval Acci- resul ted in the 

dents. death ' of ei & ht men 

and the more or 
less serious injury of fourteen other. 
It is not apparent that the accident was 
anybody's fault. Probably it was caused 
by a spark from the previous shot or 
from the smokestack floating into the 
turret while a big gun was being loaded 
For several years there has been on an 
average about one bad accident a year in 
our navy. Three years ago the explo- 
sion on the Missouri .cost the lives .of 
twenty-nine men. The year before that 
it was the Iowa and the Massachusetts 
with eleven deaths between them. Before 
that the Texas, and before that the Kear- 
sarge. Our naval officers have diligently 
studied the problem of making war ves- 
sels accident-proof. They have made 
progress but have not succeeded. Per- 
haps it is not their fault. Perhaps the 
problem .of making the business of 
destruction a safe occupation is perma- 
nently insoluble. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 

undertaken to devise a system by which 
travelers coming or returning from 
abroad may be relieved of the chief 
nuisances of the present customs examin- 
ation. If he can do this, he is a great 
man, a much greater man than he has 
ever gotten credit for being. At* pres- 
ent passengers arriving at New York are 
herded into the cabin during the hour or 
two just before landing (when they want 
to be on deck seeing the harbor) and 
compelled to make a sworn statement 
regarding the dutiable articles in their 
possession. Then, after disembarking, 
their baggage is searched to see whether 
they have perjured themselves. It was 
long ago suggested that either the oath 
or the search might be dispensed with. 
The new scheme dispenses with the oath 
and substitutes a simple declaration 
made on a wholly different system. If 
the new plan works as well as it sounds. 
Mr. Cortelyou can get the s.olid vote of 
the ocean-traveling public for any office 
to which he may ever aspire. 

$ 

It is reported that a conference at Oys- 
ter Bay has decided that tariff revision 
Tariff R must not be taken 

vision.'" "P bv the next ses- 

sion of Congress as 
it would be fatal to the peace of the par- 
ty and the prosperity of the country. It 
must wait until after the election. This 
in spite of a surplus of $87,000,000 for 
the fiscal year which ended June 30. 
Even with the vast expenditure of the 
government, it is unable to spend money 
anywhere near as fast as the present 
tariff brings it in. To the mind of the 
stand-patter there are three times when 
tariff revision seems unadvisable: First, 
just before an election because a- change 
of tariff might disturb business, unsettle 
the public mind and jeopardize the suc- 
cess of the party; second, just after an 
election because the vote has shown that 
the public is satisfied; third, between 
elections because there is no special 
pressure just then. 



July 25, 1907. 

The expected has happened and the "cler- 
gy rate" is now withdrawn. In the future 
ministers and charitv 
Clergy Half-Rates. W orker s will pay two 
cents a mile like oth- 
er travelers on the railroads. In a number 
of states where two-cent legislation is in op- 
eration, and especially throughout the East. 
they have been doing this for some time." 
But now more than 100,000 annual certifi- 
cates will be withdrawn and a half-cent for 
every mile traveled will be added to the 
minister's expense account. We have no 
disposition to blame the railroads, for they 
will save their agents some trouble, time 
and bookkeeping. But we doubt whether 
they will add to their exchequer. There is 
no minister who would not prefer to pay 
full fare had he the means. And while it- 
is true that the ministerial half- rate has, at 
times, been abused, and men have used it 
when on business or pleasure bent, at the 
same time the increase of a half cent per 
mile will reduce the travel of ministers and 
seriously affect some of them. If the new 
regulation shall lead to more located min- 
istries its general effect may be 'Salutary. 

Prof. William James, writing upon the 
question whether poverty among the cnl- 

The Dread of J™** me " ° f this 
Poverty. deterring 



Campaign Contri* 
butions. 



Secretary Cortelyou-who. as will be 
remembered by those of our readers 

Custom Re- who read the P a " 

forms. pers ever y da y> is 

no longer secretary 
to the President, or secretary of com- 
merce and labor, or postmaster general, 
but now secretary of tlie treasury— ha; 



Tt has been openly charged, though 
not yet proved, that some of the titles 
.of nobility recently 
bestowed by the 
King of England 
were given in return for contributions to 
the campaign fund of the dominant par- 
ly. We hope it is not true. While in 
common with all good citizens of this 
republic, we set little store by titles of 
nobility, it would be a pity to sec so an- 
cient an institution dragged into the mire 
of modern commercialism. We like to- 
feel that titles are genuine even if fool- 
ish and inconsequential. In this coun- 
try we have campaign contributions by 
corporations which expect favors, and 
usually get them. Then, if the charges 
are true, social advancement is the re- 
ward of generosity to the party. In 
both cases the publication of the lists of 
large contribution; would help to frus- 
trate their designs. 



them from the high- 
est developments of literature and thought, 
says: "Among English-speaking peoples 
especially do the praises of poverty need 
once more to be boldly sung. We have 
grown literally afraid to be poor. We de- 
spise any one who elects to be poor in order 
to simplify and save his inner life. If he 
does not join the general scramble and pant 
with the money-making street, we deem 
him spiritless and lacking in ambition. We 
have lost the power even of imagining what 
the ancient idealization of poverty could 
have meant; the liberation from material 
attachments, the unbridled soul, the man- 
lier indifference, the paying our way by 
what we are to do and not by what we have 
— the more athletic trim, in short, the moral 
fighting shape." The, indictment is in a 
large measure true. Take up yesterday's 
paper. It is the implied, if not openly 
expressed, glorification of dollars rather 
than brains and heart that vou find in 
column after column. If the poor be "fea- 
tured." it is the criminal and base side of 
their lives that is presented. Most of us 
look askance at the man who cult'vates his 
heart power at the expense of his pocket- 
book, or think- of his brains as other than 
a commercial c6mmodity. 

The American people's method of cele- 
brating its holidays needs some reconsid- 
eration. There is a spirit of degeneration 
•abroad which tends to lose sight of the 
real significance of Christmas, Thanksgiv- 
ing and even the glorious Fourth. To-day 
there are more acciderits and d ths on the 
Fourth of July than have been recorded in 
many a battle. 



July 25, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 




An Important Convention. 



It is less than three months now until our 
hosts will be gathering in national conven- 
tion at Norfolk. It is not exaggeration to 
say that no gathering in the history of the 
Disciples of Christ for a generation has 
had more important questions to deal with 
than will come before the Norfolk conven- 
tion. It is full time, therefore, that the 
minds of the brotherhood were being turned 
toward that convention and the issues 
which are there to be considered. 

First of all, there is the question of our 
relation to other religious bodies, which 
will come before the brethren there assem- 
bled either in regular or special sessions, in 
the form of reports from the committee on 
conference with Free Baptists and others, 
embracing, perhaps, a report of the com- 
mittee of ten appointed to confer with ,1 
similar committee of Baptists, with a view 
of arranging an irenicon. or basis of agree- 
ments, and also in the form of an answer 
to the official communication from the In- 
terchurch Conference, asking our co-opera- 
tion with the other leading Protestant bod- 
ies, on the basis of federation, which they 
have submitted. A committee was appoint- 
ed at our last congress to issue a call for 
a special convention for the consideration 
of this last topic, especially as the question 
of its germaneness to our regular conven- 
tion has been raised. It would seem, if 
this point is well taken, that the reports 
. of the other committees on union might 
also come before the same meeting, which 
would be among us what the National Coun- 
cil is to our Congregationalist brethren, or 
the General Convention, recently organized 
by the Northern Baptists, is to our Baptist I 
brethren. It is significant that these two 
religious bodies, each holding with us to I 
the theory of congregational autonomy, 
with a longer history than ours, have found j 
such a convention, whollv independent of j 
missionary societies, to be necessary for 
the consideration of certain topics of gen- 
eral interest. "Such a convention might meet 
triennially. as the Congregationalist Coun- 
cil does, or annually in connection with our 
missionary conventions. In either case it 
■should be a thoroughly representative 
body, in which the Disciples of Christ, as 
a religious movement, might express them- 
■selves, of course in a purely advisory and 
educational way, on whatever involves the 
interests of the brotherhood. One of two 
courses is open to us, namely : either to 
form such a convention, independent of our 
missionary organizations and representing 
the brotherhood directly as such, or to con- 
vert our present National Convention into 
such a body, giving the various missionary 
organizations their required sessions, as a 
part of its proceedings, but having other 
sessions, independent of these interests, to 
consider such matters as concern the en- 
tire brotherhood, and not merely the work 



of an}- society. That one or the other oi 
these two courses must be pursued, and 
the Disciples as a body be given a voice on 
questions in which its own interests are 
vitally concerned, to our mind admits of 
no reasonable doubt. 

Aside from these questions, however, the 
importance of which on our future develop- 
ment it would be difficult to exaggerate, 
there are other matters of great interest to 
the brotherhood and to the well-being of 
our various missionary organizations, 
which will be submitted for our consid- 
eration at Norfolk. There is the matter of 
the distribution of "days" for the benefit 
of our various national societies, which is 
as difficult of satisfactory adjustment as it 
is important to the successful on-going of 
these various organizations. The wisest 
counsel will be needed here, and the spirit 
of concession in the interest of unity of 
effort and general efficiency. Until our 
various organizations can come to feel that 
they are but different phases of one work 
and each one shall labor for the success 
of every other, we shall not have attained 
to an ideal condition. The nearer we ap- 
proximate that -ideal the easier will be the 
adjustment of days for offerings and other 
similar questions. It is easv to exaggerate 
the superior value of one time over anoth- 
er, for when these interests have all gained 
their place- in the hearts of the brother- 
hood, as worthy objects, the particular 
time of year at which the offering is to be 
taken will matter very little, for in the 
spirit of loyalty to all these interests, "De- 
cember's as pleasant as May." 

Then there will be the report of the 
committee appointed at Buffalo for the re- 
vision of the constitution of the American 
(Christian Missionary Society, which ought 
I to deal, and perhaps will deal, with such 
important matters as the basis of repre- 
j sentation. the scope of its work, and its 
relation to the various state organizations. 
I That there is need for greater unification 
between our state and national home mis- 
I sionary societies is evident, seeing that they 
' are all doing home mission work. This 
\ question, as will be seen, hinges on to the 
report of the committee on "days.'' one of 
whose recommendations, we understand, is 
that our state societies and the national so- 
ciety have the sam.e day and divide the 
offering. Perhaps the method of dividing 
the offering suggested may rot be the wis- 
est, and oerhaps the states may insist upon 
having a separate time for their offerings, 
but the churches, we imagine, in the long 
run. will settle that question for them- 
selves. ' In any event, there is no reason, 
that we can see. why the various state or- 
ganizations should not be regarded as aux- 
iliary to the national organization, all form- 
inV one society whose aim is the evange- 
lization of America. 

But our purpose is not to discuss these 
questions in this article but simply to point 
out the importance of the issues that are 
to be brought before us at Norfolk, and 
to turn the thought of the brethren in that 
direction. We hope it will be a great con- 



941 

vention in numbers, but we are more con- 
cerned that it should be a representative 
convention in the sense that all the states 
and territories will be represented and have 
a voice in the questions to be considered. 
Let the work be thoroughly laid out and 
thought out before the convention assem- 
bles and then, meeting in the spirit of 
prayer for divine guidance, wc shall have 
a convention that will migktilv influence 
.our future growth and work. 



The Man Who Does Things. 

The twentieth century finds nearly 
everything changed. We are truly liv- 
ing in a new age. But perhaps nothing* 
characterizes this new age more distinct- 
ly and emphatically than the new meas- 
ure by which the worth of a man is de- 
termined. The old method estimated the 
man largely by what went into him, but 
the new method estimates him by what 
goes out of him. In the former case the 
amount of Latin, Greek, mathematics he 
was able to hold usually determined his 
value in the public estimation. If he 
was a walking library he was regarded 
as a great man, although as a real force 
in human life he may have been of little 
worth. If he had the capacity of Gold- 
smith's village school-master he was the 
wonder of all who knew him. 

But this is now all changed. No one 
who is reasonable thinks of undervaluing 
the very best equipment that can be ob- 
tained. There never was a time in the 
history of the world when collegiate 
training was regarded with more favor 
than now. But if this training does not 
lead to the practical in the affairs of life 
it will add little to the value or repu- 
tation of any one. The man of the 
twentieth century, who expects the world 
to believe in him, must do things. In 
other words he must be a practical force 
in everything that makes for the best 
development of human life. No amount 
of education, or rather learning, will 
help any one much who finds no outlet 
for this in the great field of usefulness 
which is to-day, more than anything else, 
the test of character. 

We have called this a characteristic 
of the new age, but after all it is as old as 
the Christian era. Christ himself was 
the author of this conception of true 
character. He was, perhaps, not a utili- 
tarian, in the modern sense of that word, 
but he was, nevertheless, eminently prac- 
tical throughout his whole life. His his- 
tory may be epitomized in that remark- 
able statement of one of his biograph- 
ers, viz., "he went about doing good." 
In other words he did things, and this 
was the test he offered of his claims to 
the Messiahship. He said: "If I do not 
the works of my Father, believe me not." 
He was willing to be tried by the works 
which he accomplished. In view of this 
it can hardly be thought remarkable that 
in the final day of accounts, every man 
is to be judged according as his works 
have been. 



942 

Notes and Comments. 

A new theological quarterly, it is an- 
nounced, will be started in this country 
beginning next January. It is to have 
an able editorial staff, and its aim will 
be to meet the needs of scholars and 
pastors for a theological journal. 

Mr. Carnegie's pension fund is having 
a decided anti-denominational influence 
among the colleges. The trustees of 
Wesleyan University have unanimously 
approved a new charter which relieves 
that institution from any direct affilia- 
tion with the Methodist church. A 
•movement is on foot to make the same 
sort of change in Brown University, 
severing it from any direct connection 
with the Baptists, but a motion to this 
effect in a meeting of its alumni associa- 
tion was laid on the table for a year by 
a very large majority. It may be 
doubted whether those institutions 
whose charters require that a maj.ority 
of the trustees shall be members of a 
given church are any more sectarian in 
spirit than others, although this seems 
to be the test of Mr. Carnegie's Pension 
Fund. 

"The Congregationalist and Christian 
World" reports President Hadley of 
Yale as stating that the tw.o problems 
of meeting the call for ministers and of 
providing for them adequate support can 
best be solved, so far as that University 
is concerned, by reducing the number of 
candidates and increasing their value, 
which can be effected by tuition fees' and 
higher standards of admission and teach- 
ing. President Hadley is quoted as say- 
ing: "To lament the diminution in de- 
mand for ministers and at the same time 
try to remedy the evil by increasing the 
supply is like attempting to put out a 
fire by pouring in kerosene." The refer- 
ence to "the diminution in demand for 
ministers" sounds very strange to a 
young and rapidly growing body like the 
Disciples of Christ whose greatest need 
is a larger supply of properly trained 
ministers of the Word, the demand for 
which we have been wholly unable to 
meet. We are planting churches more 
rapidly than we are training and educat- 
ing preachers. If President Hadley 
will only infuse into his ministerial 
graduates a passion for simple New 
Testament Christianity which exalts 
Christ above creeds, is content to wear 
his name, maintain his ordinances, and 
seek to reproduce his life, we will guar- 
antee that they will either find churches 
who will employ them or they will find 
fields where they can establish churches 
of their own without building on an- 
other man's foundation. 

When the primitive church in. Jeru- 
salem was scattered by persecution they 
"went everywhere preaching the Word." 
Now that the extreme heat in the cities 
has scattered ministers and their flocks 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 

through the country, and there is less 
activity in churches, a 3 such, it is com- 
forting to believe, with "The Congrega- 
tionalist" that "the church in the person 
of its professed representatives is culti- 
vating new fields, establishing points of 
contact with the outsider, bearing wit- 
ness to the joy and blessedness of the 
Christian life, through the quiet and 
steady exhibition of the virtues and 
graces from whose practice the Chris- 
tian is not exempt even in hot weather, 
and through the offering- of sympathy 
and succor to strangers and chance 'ac- 
quaintances." Of course there are a few 
Christians, so-called, who leave their 
Christianity at home, and make little 
use of it in their vacations, but we like t,o 
believe that these are the exceptions, and 
that the great majority of church mem- 
bers carry something of the flavor of 
Christianity with them during their sum- 
mer outing. 

@ 

On June 15, our fellow-laborer, Wil- 
liam Worth Dowling, passed another 
one of the milestones which have marked 
his interesting and useful life. Refer- 
ring to this event in "Our Young Folks," 
which he edits, he says that he has 
"lived so many years that perhaps the 
'eternal fitness of things' would demand 
that he begin to feel very old and to 
lose interest in the things pertaining to 
this world and which engage the atten- 
tion of the younger generation; but for 
some reason he feels much as Caleb did 
when asking his promised inheritance at 
the hands of Joshua, and he keeps right 
on doing and enjoying the same things 
that he did a quarter of a century ago." 
As to the future he says: "It is the desire 
and expectation of this Editor to remain 
in 'the working harness,' and to 'renew 
his youth' from year to year, even 
should it please the heavenly Father for 
him to reach the age of old Caleb, .or 
even the century mark; and his prayer 
is, to be permitted in the full enjoyment 
of physical strength ana mental powers, 
to work on until the last day in the aft- 
ernoon and then enter into rest at even- 
tide, when it shall be light.'" We are 
sure the readers of The Christian-Evan- 
gelist will join with us in the sincere 
wish that his desire and expectation 
may be realized, and that his last days 
may be his best. 

Judge McElhinncy declines to decide 
whether Jonah swallowed the whale. He 
does not believe that the case at issue be- 
tween G. A. Hoffman, who is sued on a 
note for $5,000 by the Bible College of Mis- 
souri, is to he decided on the principle of 
what the little girl learned in Sunday- 
school : "That I must sell three tickets for 
the concert next week, give twenty cents 
for the superintendent's present, and that 
Noah built the ark!" The judge evidently 
beliieves that in too much disputing truth 
is lost, and he will not permit the side- 
tracking of the real point at issue by bring- 
ing in issues that are not pertinent. He 



July 25, 1007. 

does not wish to go on record as having 
determined whether the Garden of Eden 
was a myth or a reality, and therein is he 
a wise judge, for it is not his special busi- 
ness, in his capacity as a judge, to settle 
that question. 

It would save many a sermon, many an 
argument, many a tear, if we could "have 
it once for all determined by judicial de- 
cree, which would be accepted of all men, 
that certain statements, theories or con- 
victions are absolutely true. Perhaps Mr. 
Hoffman could then give all his time to his 
banking business and we could dispense 
with a great many of our preachers and 
evangelists. But it is unreasonable tp ex- 
pect a court to settle such weighty matters 
—even if they had anything to do with this 
case— when the question simply is, Did the 
defendant promise, with others, to pay a 
certain sum toward founding a Bible Col- 
lege? The Bible College has, of course, 
been placed in a false light by the news- 
paper publicity of the Jonah side of this 
case. Perhaps that was all that was in- 
tended by the defendant. But in the end 
it may prove that it would have been better 
to have said nothing than nothing to the 
purpose. 

We publish this week the report of the 
committee on "The State of the Cause" in 
Missouri. This is the report which created 
the only lively discussion which the con- 
vention had, but one which resulted in a 
practically unanimous conclusion. 

While we believe that too many preach- 
ers are lacking in that real spiritual affinity 
with the things of God, and fail to appre- 
hend the significance of "Thou shalt love 
the Lord thy God with all thy heart," we 
believe, also, that there are some preachers 
who are so given to other-worldliness that 
they fail to meet the requirements some- 
times of this world. With many men- 
some in the church pews — the latter preach- 
er, because he does not actively disturb 
their easy-going lives, is held in preference. 
The mission of the gospel is to get men 
right with God, right with themselves and 
right with their social and civic environ- 
ments. Wie are glad to quote here a para- 
graph from a recent address on "The Func- 
tion and Moral Leadership of the Christian 
Church," by Frank P. Parkin, a Methodist 
minister of Chester, Pa. He said: 

"The well-worn phrase, 'It's your duty to save 
souls,' has been hurled at the preacher upon 
every opportunity by political bosses and em- 
ployers of labor whenever the preacher arose in 
his pulpit and told the congregation of the 
wrongs practiced in the governing of a big city 
and the rights of the working man. It appears 
to those whom the Church attacks from a moral 
standpoint that the preacher has no rights ex- 
cept to preach the Word of God and sing hymns, 
but the time is coming when the Church will as- 
sume her moral leadership and effect the down- 
fall of all that is dishonest and immoral." 

@ ® 
Can a man be a religious man who. when 
on a vacation, allows his religion to cease 

working? 



July 25, 1907. 

Editor's Easy Chair. 

Pentwater Musings. 
To-night , the Easy Chair sits alone in 
the little study whose western window 
looks out over the lake, placid as a sleep- 
ing infant to-night, and bathed in the 
soft light of the half-full moon which 
hangs over it. The whispering pines 
have ceased even their whisperings and 
seem to he wrapped in the all-pervading 
stillness. At such an hour, in such sur- 
roundings, one feels the presence of the 
invisible God and the nearness of the 
spiritual world. It is the noise and clat- 
ter of the world that shuts God out of 
our thoughts. We are seldom still 
enough to hear God speak to us in his 
"still, small voice." Who, in the silence 
of the night, can look out on the moon- 
lit lake stretching away into seeming in- 
finity, and up into the star-sown sky look- 
ing down upon the earth with its thousand 
eyes, and not feel, with Wordsworth, 

"A presence that disturbs me with the joy 
Of elevated thoughts, a sense sublime 
Of something far more deeply interfused 
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns, 
And the round ocean, and the living air, 
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man; 
A motion, and a spirit that impels 
All thinking things, all objects of all thought, 
And rolls through all things." 

And yet, we know there are those who 
do not like to be alone with their 
thoughts and with God. This is a most 
unnatural and abnormal state of feeling, 
and any one who experiences no joy in 
such opportunities for meditation and 
bringing the soul face to face with God 
and eternal realities, has reason to be 
alarmed at his spiritual condition. The 
sublimity of the night awes us. The 
veil which it spreads over , all sublunary 
things, seems to make more manifest the 
spiritual world, and in its presence our 
pride and* arrogance are rebuked and we 
are humbled by our realization of the 
infinite and eternal. Yonder moon that 
rides through the heavens in queenly 
splendor to-night will shine on other 
generations long after the eyes that gaze 
upon it now have been closed to mortal 
scenes forever. 

Night has given place to morning. The 
early sun is just creeping above the hill- 
top east of "The Pioneer," and the stars 
have disappeared before his coming. 
But the stillness continues, broken only 
by a few bird-notes. Out yonder on 
the lake at the nets the fishermen are 
gathering in their harvest of the night. 
The sun will soon have risen to a height 
where his beams of light will dispel the 
thin vapor that lies over the water and 
along the shore. The other morning we 
witnessed a battle royal between the 
king of day and a dense fog which oc- 
casionally wraps the lake in its vaporous 
folds. At first, the rays of old Sol 
seemed to have little effect on it, and 
the fog horn out at the light-house an- 
.swered that of , the incoming Chicago 
boat, which we could hear but could not 
see. But as the god of day rose above 
the hill-top, planted his batteries on its 
summit and hurled his fiery javelins into 
the dense mass, we could see it taking 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 

on a rosy hue as it was shot through 
with beams of light, and gradually it dis- 
persed into the infinity of space, reveal- 
ing "the Kansas" moving cautiously 
but majestically into the channel and 
harbor of Pentwater. From the begin- 
ning we put our confidence in the vic- 
torious power of the sun, feeling sure it 
would win out. It is a way light has 
with darkness and its accompanying fogs 
and vapors. In the long period covered 
by human history the darkness of ignor- 
ance and the fogs of superstition have 
been gradually retreating before the in- 
creasing knowledge of the world, and 
especially before the rising sun of 
righteousness. Ignorance and supersti- 
tion, wearing different names at different 
times, often put up a stubborn fight, but 
eventually they suffer defeat. It has al- 
ways been so, and always will be so. It 
can not be otherwise in a universe over 
which God rules. Light is more than a 
match for darkness, and righteousness 
is stronger than iniquity. The power of 
intrenched evil is often exaggerated and 
the devil's invincibility and valor greatly 
overestimated. The truth is, the devil is 
an old coward, who only needs to be 
resisted in order to flee, and the whole 
citadel of error and wrong needs only 
the united assault of the forces of right- 
eousness to speedily surrender to the 
great Commander who rides upon the 
white horse. 

The brief stay of man here on this 
mundane sphere, as suggested above, is 
a thought that often comes to a thought- 
ful mind amid these scenes of nature. 
One looks out upon the great lake and 
reflects that it was here, lifting up the 
voice of its multitudinous waves, when 
Abram pastured his herds and flocks on 
the fresh plains of ancient Palestine, or 
when Job sang of the Pleiades and Arc- 
turus in the land of Uz. Even these 
sand dunes which seem but the creation 
of yesterday, made and unmade by the 
soort of winds and waves, bear evidence 
of having been in existence long before 
the foot of man made its impress along 
these shores. But how brief and evanes- 
cent a thing is human life as measured 
between the cradle and the grave! And 
yet how conscious man is that he pos- 
sesses a power and a nature unlike, and 
vastly superior to all rivers and lakes 
and mountains and oceans! He feels, 
too. if he is at his best, that there is 
something in him that is to outlive all 
these material objects and forces and is 
to resist forever the empire of death and 
decay. The great inland sea lying out 
there before us, reflects all the colors 
inherent in the sun, and the shadows of 
passing clouds, but it has no power to 
think of God, or feel the sense of awe, 
or be thrilled with the sublimity of a 
great idea or a noble purpose. It is this 
power in man that shows his kinship to 
God, sharing, according to his measure, 
in the thought and life of God, and des- 
tined to live and think and love and 
achieve, when all material things have 
passed away. 

Now that the sun has risen higher in 
the heavens, the breeze is rising also and, 
coming up out of the great ^southwest, 
has stirred the bosom of the lake, giving 
it the aspect, so often noted, of an illimit- 
able green pasture over which the white 
flocks of Neptune are gamboling with 



943 

apparent delight. The scene is not un- 
like that which we see in the world to- 
day — that of commotion and unrest. But 
as it is this motion of the lake that keeps 
its waters pure, preventing their stagna- 
tion, so this agitation that is going on in 
the social, political and religious worlds, 
is the essential condition of progress and 
development. Let no one doubt for a 
moment that out of all this unrest and 
agitation there will come at last a juster 
and freer government, a superior moral 
and social order, a purer and more united 
church and, therefore, a better world in 
which to live and help work out the 
great purposes of God. It is in this faith 
that prophets and reformers have lived 
and wrought, enduring persecutions 
sometimes even unto death, to sleep in 
unhonored graves. It was in this pro- 
found conviction that Jesus of Nazareth 
lived his heroic life and died his sacrifi- 
cial death. From the cross on which 
be was uplifted he saw a new order 
arising on the moral chaos of the world, 
and the coming of a new heaven and a 
new earth wherein dwelleth righteous- 
ness. What h e saw is yet to be, and 
these moral convulsions and revolutions 
of our time are but the process through 
which his vision is to be realized. 

The past week has been one of almost 
perfect weather. It has been an unusually 
busy one about "The Pioneer" cottage, 
with some improvements f?oins* on with- 
in and without, in addition to the regular 
routine of duties. The cottages along 
the shore are now mostly occupied by 
their owners and the clubhouse and ho- 
tels in the village and the boarding 
houses are showing visible signs of great- 
er activity. Our little lake has been 
honored during the past few days with 
the presence of one of Uncle Sam's 
training ships, and the sailor boys, with 
their drill on the lake and their jolly 
good time on shore, have made things 
rather lively. August has the promise 
of being a full and busy month. A del- 
egation of business men from Brother 
George A. Campbell's congregation in 
Chicago, visited Pentwater a few_ days 
ago and, we learn, have agreed to invest 
in a tract of land north of the pier, for 
the purpose of establishing a summer 
cofonv of Chicago refugees from the 
heat and bustle of that city. And so, 
with Chicago and St. Louis together, not 
to mention Kansas City and other' im- 
portant centers, turning their attention 
here, Pentwater is destined to become 
one of the popular Michigan resorts for 
the Disciples of Christ. We have had 
some interesting fishing experiences the 
past week between working hours, one 
of w hich— the escape of a four-pound 
black bass, after his third leap out of 
the water— reminds us of Mr. Cleveland's 
suggestion that there ought to be a_ code 
of harmless but expressive epithets- 
adopted, by which fishermen could suit- 
ably express their feelings on such occa- 
sions without any indulgence in pro- 
fanity or irreverence. We may as well 
say we had two witnesses to the size of 
the fish that made his escape, in the per- 
son of two nieces, Lora and Myrtle, the 
former of whom, in a few minutes aft- 
erward, captured, a three-pound pickerel, 
which served to mollify our disappoint- 
ment somewhat in the loss of the bass. 
But we forbear, as we only intended to 
hint that the great fish are here for the 
skilled angler, and if Tie does not get 
them it is his own fault. 



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THE GHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 25, 1907. 



As Seen From the Dome By f. d. Power 



Monday, March 5, 1006, it was my privi- 
lege to visit Ephesus in Asia Minor. A 
beggarly, Arab village; heaps of gray 
ruins ; fields of grapes, almonds and figs ; 
a distant mountain range with towering 
Olympus, snow-crowned, glistening in the 
sun; here and there peasants working in 
the fields, and a string of camels along 
the highway, the ships of the desert, not 
unlike a string of turkeys on their way to 
a Thanksgiving market: nests of jack- 
daws and storks on broken arches and col- 
umns, and the holes of foxes, where tens 
of thousands once cried : "Great is Diana 
of the Ephesians!" where John preached 
and Mary ended her days: where Apollos, 
mighty in the Scriptures, proclaimed his 
message; where Paul preached Christ and 
him crucified, and that great scene recorded 
in Acts 19 took place; where the fourth 
Gospel was written, and to which came the 
sublime, the unrivalled, the divinest com- 
position of man in the Epistle to the 
Ephesians — now an .unintelligible heap of 
stones, some mud cottages, a lonely shep- 
herd here and there among the hills, the 
glorious temple of Diana a mere hole in 
the ground, and not a single Christian 
where multitudes once shouted "Great is 
the Lord Jesus Christ!" 

But how stately the ruins ! How fasci- 
nating the story! I saw among other 
things the Cave of the "Seven Sleepers" 
Seven Ephesian youths of noble extraction, 
according to the legend, in the persecution 
of Decius, 249, concealed themselves in a 
cave, which was ordered sealed, fell asleep, 
and slept 187 years. Some of the stones 
being removed from the entrance, a rav 
of light admitted awoke them as from a 
night's sleep, and one entered the city to 
buy bread. The obsoleteness of his dress 
and antiquity of the coin he offered the 
baker no more startled the city than the 
aspect of the city confounded him, the 
facts became known, and the bishop and 
magistrates of the city visited the cavern, 
and after receiving their blessing, the 
sleepers expired immediately. 

I don't know that I should have thought 
any more of the Seven Sleepers, had not 
a friend of mine told me a strange story. 
This friend said he was attending a 
church service, and observed a very old 
man with white hair and long, flowing white 
beard, whom he afterwards engaged in 
conversation. It was a Baptist church — my 
friend was a prominent Baptist — and an- 
nouncement was made of certain union re- 
vival services and prayers were made for 
the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the 
meetings. The old man said: 

"I am a stranger, and would like for 
you to explain some things I do not un- 
derstand. I noticed the presiding bishop 
reminded the brethren of a meeting in 
preparation for union evangelistic services. 
What are they?'' 

"Tell me first who you are, and I may 



answer more intelligently." said my 
friend. 

"That is difficult, somewhat," answered 
the stranger. "I am a presbyter of the 
Church of Christ at Ephesus, in Asia 
Minor. In the time of persecution, tinder 
Trojan, I was compelled to flee, and es- 
caped to the coast, intending to make my 
way to Arabia. Pursued by Roman sol- 
diers. I crept into a cave near the shore 
for concealment. Wearied to exhaustion, 
and lulled by the murmur of the waves, 
I fell asleep. How long I slept I do not 
know, when I was suddenly awakened 
by terrible outcries' outside the cave. 
Climbing up over the rocks to the plac; 
where the light entered, I crept to an 
opening in the cliff and saw on the beach 
a company of people in strange dress, pur- 
sued and slain by another company in garb 
equally strange to me. Some of the pur- 
sued wore the sign of the cross, while the 
pursuers had the sign of the crescent 
moon. They passed, and I crept out and 
took the garments of one of the slain, and 
as presently a boat came, and by the cross 
seeing those on board were Christians, I 
went with them. Their speech I could 
not understand, though well versed in 
Greek, Latin and Syriac. We rowed well 
out. perhaps twenty stadia, and came to a 
ship with neither sails nor oarbanks, and 
moved by some mysterious internal force 
so great as to make the frame quiver from 
stem to stern, and smoke as from burning 
pitch issued from two great cylinders of 
iron which stood on her deck. The ship 
bore for insignia instead of the eagles of 
Rome, a device with forty-five stars on 
a blue ground, and red and white stripes. 
T think, thirteen in number. As we sped 
away from the shore we passed many- 
ships whose standards were marked bv 
bars crossing each other at a common cen- 
ter, like the spokes of a wheel. They 
screamed harshly at each other by some 
means. I could not understand. After 
many, manv miles travel over a strange 
sea. I finally reached this country. I 
studied the strange tongue spoken by your 
people, which has much Latin in it. and 
some Greek terms, until T understood, and 
being a Christian presbyter, and seeing 
evidences of Christianity, I entered your 
place of worship. T do not understand 
what is meant bv union meetings. Is your 
church divided like the church in Corin- 
thus, some saying 'I am of Paul, and 
others T am of Apollos, and still others 
I am of Cephas, and are these divisions 
fixed and permanent, and these meetings 
for the purpose of healing them?" 

It dawned upon my friend at once that 
this must be one of the famous "Sleepers" 
who had slept on to the twentieth cen- 
tury. "No," he said, "we are not di- 
vided like the church in Corinth, since 
we are all followers of Christ and have 
been baptized in his name. Upon minor 
points our divisions* are based." 

"I do not know how on unimportant 



points you can be divided," .said the elder. 
"Is not schism, a rending of the body of 
Christ, known among you as sin?" 

"Certainly, but we are agreed on essen- 
tials. There is a spirit of rivalry and some- 
times of antagonism among denomina- 
tions, for example between Baptists and 
Pedobaptists in the matter of baptism." 

"What, are there still Baptists in the 
land?" asked the Presbyter. "The last 
I heard of Baptists was the twelve whom 
Paul -found in Ephesus many years ago, 
but he baptized them and they became 
Christians, and in Ephesus we have nev- 
er heard of any since. Are there still 
disciples of the Baptist who have not yet 
found out that John told them to believe on 
him who was to come?'* 

"Baptists with us are those who claim 
they have the right baptism," said my 
friend. 

"There can be but one baptism," said 
the elder, "as there is one Lord and one 
faith; and the true baptism must ever be 
in the name of Jesus the Christ. It is 
remarkable there should be any division 
about that." 

"Our differences are not about the 
name, nature or purpose of baptism, but 
the form, which we say is not essential; 
in fact we do not regard any kind or 
form of baptism as essential," answered 
jny friend. 

"What! You surprise me. Why then 
was it ordained and established by the 
word and example of our Lord himself? I 
never heard of an unbaptized Christian 
in Ephesus. We Ephesians were bap- 
tized into Christ. We put .on Christ by 
baptism. Every convert among us has- 
tens to enroll himself under the standard 
of Christ, our great captain and leader, by 
giving the divinely prescribed sacramen- 
tum, and he is not considered wholly a 
Christian until this is done. I can not 
comprehend a Christianitv where this is 
n.ot the case, as the Christ commands: 
'Go into all the world and preach the 
gospel to every creature; he that believ- 
eth and is baptized shall be saved,' 
or pardoned." 

"But," said my friend, "the great con- 
fusion is with us over the form of bap- 
tism, immersion in water or sprinkling 
with water." 

"Is not baptism an act appointed by 
our Lord?" asked the elder. 

"Yes ; but sprinkling and pouring have 
been introduced," said my friend. 

"We in Ephesus dip. or bury the person 
in water, and raise him immediately from 
it. That is what our Lord appointed and 
the apostles practiced," said the old man. 
"But in this case the minister takes a 
few drops of water and puts it .on the 
head of the man, saying, 'I baptize thee,' 
and does not immerse him." 

"Do not your ministers know the 
meaning of our Greek w.ord 'baptize,' 
equivalent to the Latin 'immerse'?" asked 
the elder. 

"They know, and admit our Lord was 
immersed in the Jordan River, and that the 
apostles practiced only immersion, but con- 
tend immersion is unsuitable and incon- 
venient, and therefore unnecessary," said 
my friend. 

"But do they find other commands of 
our Lord inconvenient? In Ephesus we 
were accustomed to think our religion a 
matter of faith and obedience and not 
of convenience. Are not men afraid to 
say 1 baptize thee,' when n.ot doing what 



July 25, 1907 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



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our Lord indicated when he commanded 
them to baptize?" 

"They are obliged to say 'I baptize,' " 
replied my friend, "else the people would 
not be content. The whole matter has 
caused so much controversy, is so deli- 
cate and difficult, prudent evangelists 
generally omit it in preaching." 

"What!" exclaimed the aged saint, "is 
it possible you have preachers who do 
not preach the gospel as proclaimed by 
the apostles of our Lord! Who shun to 
declare the whole counsel of God!" 

"Well, we avoid doubtful disputations," 
said my friend. 

"You have much conceit of your own 
wisdom," answered the old man. "Why 
should an institution established through 
the mission of a prophet and confirmed by 
the word and example of Jesus be re- 
garded as nonessential or belonging to the 
realm of doubtful disputations? 

"But another thing. I attended wor- 
ship in a church richly furnished, with 
beautiful glass windows and where men 
in robes or mantles like our Roman sen- 
ators took an infant, very young and 
tender, and after certain ceremonies, one 
of the Presbyters sprinkled water on its 
face, repeating words which I could not 



hear for the wailing of the infant. Was 
the infant sick and was this a remedy?" 

"That was a baptism," answered my 
friend. "The minister baptized the in- 
fant by sprinkling." 

"Surely you are mistaken," said the 
stranger. "It could not have been a bap- 
tism, for the infant was of such tender 
age it could not believe, understand, nor 
even speak." 

"But its sponsors or sureties stood for 
it." 

"How can that be? In Ephesus we 
become Christians each for himself, of 
his own deliberate choice and act; and in 
his baptism a man pledges in the sight 
of heaven his faithful purpose of heart 
to continue in the way of the Lord, as it 
is written, 'Baptism doth also now save 
us, not the nutting away of the filth of 
the flesh, but the decision of a good con- 
science toward God.' How can others 
do for us what we are commanded to do 
for ourselves? I do not understand." 

"Wtell, conditions in this country are dif- 
ferent from those in Ephesus," said my 
friend. "We are more progressive." 

"One more thing," said the stranger. 
"I observed you prayed for the Holy 
Spirit. I am sure your prayers will be 



answered, and when the Holy Spirit is 
with you the first thing he will do will 
be to set in order his own house. If 
any of you have departed from the faith 
and order of the apostles he will set vou 
right." 

"O you greatly mistake," said my 
friend. "We are not seeking the Holy 
Spirit for this purpose. We have settled 
all questions of order and orthodoxy. 
Each of the churches has its standard of 
doctrine and practice. We want the Holy 
Spirit to helo us convert sinners. We 
won't tolerate any interference with our 
traditions and practices." 

"Ah," said the Presbyter, "you want 
the Holy Spirit as your servant to whom 
you can assign tasks rather than as your 
instructor and guide. Well, I see I have 
no mission here. I will return to 
Ephesus." And he vanished. 

I somehow wish my friend had asked 
more questions of this Rin van Winkle. 
We need to go back to original sources, 
to interview Paul and Peter and John, 
and above all, Jesus. As Paul cried 
"Caesar cm apello!" we need to cry 
"Christum apello!" Here is the way of 
salvation for every man. « Let us walk 
in this way, be obedient to this rule. 



The Folly of the Mormon Priesthoods 



If there is any one thing that shows 
Mormonism to be a false religion it is 
the priesthoods. No one can even has- 
tily investigate their system of priest- 
hoods without being forcibly impressed 
that it is out of harmony, not only with 
common sense, but with Bible truths. 

They have two orders of priests: 
Aaronic and Melchisedec. They have 
quite a number of high priests. These 
officials are common both to the Utah 
Mormons and the reorganized Mormon 
Saints, and are a very important part of 
the system. 

The Jewish institution had but one 
high priest at a time, but Mormonism 
has improved on God's plan and almost 
any faithful Mormon can become a high 
priest without being of the family of 
Aaron, and even without being of the 
tribe of Levi, and in ract it is not nec- 
essary to have any Jewish blood in his 
veins. These legal requirements under 
the Jewish law can be disregarded by the 
Mormons. Then, again, the fact that 
the Jewish law was fulfilled in Christ, 
and as such has no longer any force 
under the Christian dispensation, can be 
ignored by the Brighamites and Joseph- 
ites with remarkable ease. 

It is true that Christ is the high priest 
of the Christian dispensation, and he has 
made the atonement for all and has en- 
tered into the holy of holies for us. 
Jesus fills this office now, and while he 
fills it no other can. Under the Jewish 
dispensation there could be but one high 
priest at a time; exclusive incumbency 
wa's the unbending rule; so now Christ 
is high priest and there can be no other. 
The Mormon that assumes to be high 
priest is assuming the position that Christ 
holds. No Mormon can offer another or 
greater sacrifice, nor can he offer 
Christ's sacrifice over again. Can you 
tell what a Mormon will not claim? 



By James W. Darby 

The apostle Paul, in the Hebrew let- 
ter, discusses this subject fully (Ch r 
2:16-18): "For verily ne took not on 
him the nature of angels; but he took on 
him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in 
all things it behooved him to be made 
like unto his brethren; that he might be 
a merciful and faithful- high priest in 
things pertaining to God, to make recon- 
ciliation for the sins of the people. For 
in that he himself hath suffered, being 
tempted, he is able to succor them that 
are tempted." Again (Ch. 4, 14-16): 
"Seeing then we have a great high priest, 
that is passed into the heavens, Jesus 
the Son of God, let us hold fast our pro- 
fession, for we have not an high priest 
which can not be touched with the feel- 
ing of our infirmities; but was in all 
points tempted like as we are, yet with- 
out sin." Again (Ch. 10, 21) : "And hav- 
ing an High Priest over the house of 
God." These and many other Scriptures 
show the folly of the Mormon claim, and 
that the assumption of this office is 
blasphemous. 

But what right has any one to claim 
to be a priest after the order of Mel- 
chisedec? A sentence quoted several 
times in the Hebrew letter furnishes the 
key to unravel the mystery of this priest- 
hood: "Thou art a priest forever after 
the order of Melchisedec." The em- 
phasis is on the word "forever". Christ 
is here referred to, and he was not a 
Levitical or Aaronic priest; he came of 
a tribe of which nothing is said con- 
cerning the priesthood. As he could not 
claim his office under the law he claims 
by type. Melchisedec, who held a priest- 
hood to which the word "forever" may 
be applied, was a type of Christ. Jesus 
became a priest forever after the order 



of Melchisedec, who, being without fath- 
er, without mother, without genealogy, 
having neither beginning of days nor 
end of life, but made like unto the Son 
of God, abideth a priest continually. 
The point in the type is our ignorance 
of Melchisedec. Whence came he? Of 
what lineage? When did he die? Yet he 
was a priest so great that Abraham 
paid him tithes. He had no predeces- 
sors in office, no one followed him; like 
a bright meteor he rushes from the dark- 
ness, shames the stars, and is seen no 
more. Christ has the qualifications for 
this priesthood, he continues in that 
office without change, and no one 'can 
fill it or succeed him. Here the Mormon 
usurps the place of our Savior. But 
what is it that a Mormon elder will not 
claim? 

Another matter to be noted; during 
the time that the Aaronic priests served 
at the altar by the direction of the Mosaic 
law, we have nothing said of the 
Melchisedec priesthood, and so soon as 
Christ became a priest forever after the 
order of Melchisedec, the Aaronic priest 
had fulfilled his mission and ceased to 
exercise that function. These two priest- 
hoods never existed together and never 
can. Perhaps I should take the last 
statement back, for Joe Smith and Oliver 
Cowdery were first made Aaronic priests 
and then later made priests after the 
order of Melchisedec. Joe did not hesi- 
tate to assume the Savior's station. What 
is it that Mormonism does not assume? 
The study and understanding of the 
priesthoods as revealed in the Bible, 
compared with the claims and practice 
of the priesthoods of the Brighamites 
and Josephites, forever condemns Mor- 
monism as pretension and delusion. 

Disciples who have the question of 
the Mormon claims to meet so frequent- 
ly will do well to awaken on this point. 

McArthur O. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 25, 1907. 



How to Have a Working Church — m 



(Concluded from last week.) 
Then every preacher in our ranks should 
be training one or more young men for the 
ministry, all the time. One of our Texas 
pastors "proposes to find work near by for 
three or four young men, who would like 
some instruction in the Bible. He pro- 
poses to give them the same course 
that is given in the Bible colleges, and 
find practical work for them." This would 
enable the minister to open up missions in 
the town and country, and these young men 
would more than repay his toil by their as- 
sistance in his work. Such work would not 
be in competition with our schools, but 
would meet the needs of those unable to 
take a college course. 

All church machinery should possess 
elasticity, and be adjustable to the needs 
of the given congregation. Mere forms 
should not be allowed to become fixed, or 
methods grow monotonous, until the "cus- 
toms come to be regarded with the rev- 
erence due only to ordinances." It is con- 
fidently believed that the use of the best 
modern methods in a tactful wav will 
arouse the average church to a good degree 
of activity. No system however good will 
work itself; it must be followed energeti- 
cally and persistently, if one would win 
success. 

4. The training of the children. One 
of the quickest and surest cures for minis- 
terial pessimism is a visit to one of our 
modern, model Bible Schools. Looking 
into the bright, interested faces of this latest 
and revised edition of humanity, one can- 
not but exclaim. "Man, what a chance!" 
Here is the field of limitless possibilities 
and assured results. This field offers the 
greatest opportunity to the present day 
church, and the pastor who has not dis- 
covered this fact must be fast asleep. It 
would be hard to name a single great and 
growing church whose minister is not an 
enthusiastic Bible School man. The secret 
of the phenomenal growth of a score of 
our greatest churches in the middle states 
is found in the emphasis they have placed 
upon this teaching service. When you see 
how much emphasis any given congregation 
puts .upon this service, you can easily pro- 
phesy its future as a losing or winning 
church. Good church leaders and workers 
must be trained. The time to begin this 
training is in youth; when the digestion is 
good and the liver normal; before they 
have been tampered with by the devil or 
spoiled by modern fads ; when their hands 
are clean, their minds clear, their hearts 
pure, and their lives impressionable. It 
has been estimated that about 95 per cent 
of our preachers, 95 per cent of our church 
workers, 85 per cent of our converts, and 
75 per cent of our new congregations come 
from the Bible School! It is a rich and 
inexhaustible mine from which to draw 
workers for every department; a veritable 
sycamore tree from which converts drop 



By George L. Bush 

as readily as did Zacchaeus of old, into 
the gospel net. This organization might 
well be called the pastor's garden of de- 
lights. It has also been estimated that 
the average preacher gives but 10 per cent 
of his time to this part of his work. Is 
this wise generalship? Is it placing the 
emphasis where it rightfully belongs? Our 
Master in directing Peter concerning his 
duties as a minister gave first place to this 
work when He said, "Feed my lambs." He 
then said, "Tend my sheep," It was only 
needful to feed the lambs, but the sheep 
required tending as well as feeding. It is 
the tending that worries and tires the mod- 
ern shepherd, ere he rounds in some sheep 
for their feed. If the lambs of to-day are 
properly fed, the sheep of to-morrow will 
be more easily tended. 

Our brethren of the Catholic church 
have been wiser than we in the past, but 
Protestants are happily awakening to a 
needed realization of their duties and pos- 
sibilities here. Men no longer blush when 
spoken of as "good children's preachers" 
and afe not sensitive over having their 
churches crowded with those who used 
to fill their Savior's arms. 

If all the methods known to ministerial 
ingenuity fail to arouse a congregation, let 
the pastor turn to the Bible school; here 
is an opportunity to develop just the 
church he wants in a few years. Every 
minister who wishes to have a working 
church, should first, build up a great Bible 
School ; second, build up a greater Bible 
School ; third, build up a still greater Bible 
School ! 

5. Longer pastorates. This extreme 
restlessness upon the part of both churches 
and preachers is one of the chief hindrances 
to the development of workin°- churches. 
About the time the preacher becomes well 
acquainted and his life has come to be a 
force for righteousness in the community 
he generally resigns. He may be to blame, 
the church may be at fault, or both may 
deserve censure. If the minister be a mis- 
fit he should resign and that speedily. If 
conditions are such that he Gannot, in good 
conscience, ' endure them, and finds him- 
self unable to improve them, he must 
needs retire. But when his work is pros- 
pering and his people love him, he should 
be slow to leave them. It requires years 
of wisely directed and faithfully followed 
leadership to build up a great church. This 
constant changing of leaders, with conse- 
quent revolution in methods, retards prog- 
ress and causes the church to just about 
hold its own from year to year. It re- 
minds some of us of our experience in the 
old district school, where every fall the 
new teacher had begun with "fractions" 
and every spring we closed with "single 
rule of three." We knew the road so well 
that we lost interest as soon as we "sized 



up" the new teacher. It is not surprising 
that many members lose their enthusiasm 
in the face of a never ending procession of 
pastors and grow tired of the regular round 
of beginning back and going over again. 
The members hardly dare to love muck 
him whom they will be apt to soon lose. 
The citizens think it not worth while to- 
cultivate the acquaintance of men and fam- 
ilies so transient. It is surely high time 
for many of our preachers to settle down 
for life as many do in other religious bod- 
ies. This would give stability to the work. 
The minister would become a citizen and 
possess a home. He could form strong 
friendships and exert a saving influence in 
the town or city. He would come to know 
and love his people. This would give hint 
greater compassion and larger charity. Up- 
on this point Maclaren says, "One's heart 
goes back from this eager, restless, am- 
bitious age to the former days, and recalls 
* * * the pastor who lived all his life in. 
one place, and was buried where he was 
ordained — who knew all the ins and outs 
of his people's character, and carried family 
history for generations in his head — whs 

® @ 
MEAT OR CEREALS 

A Question of Interest to All CareM 
Persons. 



Arguments on food are interesting. 
Many persons adopt a vegetarian diet 
on the gr.ound that they do not like to 
feel that life has been taken to feed 
them, nor do they fancy the thought of 
eating dead meat. 

On the other hand, too great consump- 
tion of partly cooked, starchv .oats and 
wheat or white bread, pastry, etc., pro- 
duces serious bowel troubles, because 
the bowel digestive organs, (where starch 
is digested), are overtaxed and the food 
ferments, producing gas, and microbes 
generate in the decayed food, frequently 
bringing on peritonitis and appendicitis. 

Starchy food is absolutely essential to 
the human body. Its best form is shown 
in the food "Grape-Nuts," where the 
starch is changed into a form of sugar 
during, the process of its manufacture. 
In this way, the required food is pre- 
sented to the system in a pre-digested 
form and is immediately made into blood 
and tissue, without taxing the digestive 
organs. 

A remarkable result in nourishment is 
obtained; the person using Grape-Nuts 
gains quickly in physical and mental 
strength. Why in mental? Because the 
food contains delicate particles of Phos- 
phate of Potash obtained from the 
grains, and this unites with the albumen 
of all food and the combination is what 
nature uses to rebuild worn out cells in 
the brain. This is a scientific fact that 
can be easily proven by ten days' use 
of Grape-Nuts. "There's a Reason.'* 
Read, "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs. 



July 25, 1907. 

was ever thinking of his people, watching 
over them, visiting their homes, till his 
familiar figure on the street linked together 
the past and present, and heaven and 
earth, and onened a treasure-house of sa- 
cred memories * * * People turned to him 
in the crises of life, and as they lay a-dying 
committed their wives and children to his 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 

care. He was a head to every widow, and 
a father to the orphans, and a friend of all 
lowly, discouraged, unsuccessful souls. Ten 
miles away people did not know his name, 
but his own congregation regarded no oth- 
er, and in the Lord's presence it was well 
known, it was often mentioned; when he 
laid down his trust, and arrived at the 



947 

other side many whom he had guided, and 
fed, and restored, and comforted, till he 
saw them through the gates, were waiting 
to receive their shepherd minister, and as 
they stood around him before the Lord, he, 
of all men, could say without shame, 'Be- 
hold, Lord, thine undershepherd, and the 
flock Thou didst give me.' 



Union in Western Canada By Alexander 



The Christian-Evangelist has given 
considerable attention of late to the move- 
ment toward union of Baptists and Disci- 
ples of Christ in Western Canada, and it 
may be of interest to its readers to know 
that we are now preparing to inaugurate 
a system of co-operation which will be in- 
teresting as an experiment, whether it 
leads to anything more interesting or not. 
As has, I think, already been noted in The 
Christian-Eva ngeeist, this movement be- 
gan in the contact on the field of our 
missionary superintendent, J. A. L. Romig, 
with the Baptist missionary superintendent, 
W. T. Stack-house. These two brethren 
found that many of the brethren on both 
sides throughout the country objected to 
overlapping; that the two churches in 
Swan River, Man., were already endeav- 
oring to avoid this by worshiping together, 
though maintaining their separate organ- 
izations, and that the people not only stood 
much nearer together doctrinally than 
either party supposed, but were strongly 
inclined to disregard the theories on which 
they differed. Before either body could 
meet in convention two other churches at 
Vermillion, Alta., formed a working union, 
and openings were made in two Baptist 
churches (Okotoko and Wetaski win, Alta.,) 
for meetings by our evangelist. He was 
told that the Baptists desired him to 
preach in these meetings just as he would 
in one of our own pulpits. This he did, 
and both Baptists and Disciples accepted 
his teaching freely. Next came the union 
at Kenora which was accomplished under 
the labors of J. A. Lord, editor of the 
"Christian Standard," and of which notice 
has already been made in our papers. 

Meantime the two missionary boards 
had appointed a joint committee and this 
committee, after several most fraternal 
meetings prepared resolutions for presen- 
tation to both conventions. When the 
Baptist convention met at • Edmonton, 
Alta., the last week in June, we were rep- 
resented by J. A. L. Romig, and W. J. 
Wright, secretary of the A. C. M. S. 
There was a splendid discussion of the 
whole matter. There was some opposition 
at first but it was very much in the mi- 
nority, and finally vanished in the vote 
on the committee's report which was ear- 
ned unanimously. I hope we will have 
an article on this discussion from either 
Brother Wright or Brother Romig. I 
quote the report, as adopted by the Bap- 



tist convention, from the "Northwest 
Baptist": 

Report on Co-operation Between the 
Baptists and Disciples. 

Presented by Rev. D. B. Harkness. 

During the year, your board have been led 
to take up negotiations with the Disciple 
body in this country looking toward co-oper- 
ation in mission work. As a result of con- 
versations and correspondence between mem- 
bers of the Disciple body and members of our 
own board, committees were appointed to con- 
fer in regard to this matter. The joint com- 
mittee met April 23, 1907, in Winnipeg, in 
which the Baptists were represented by Rev. 
D. B. Harkness, Rev. W. T. Stackhouse, Dr. 
W. A. Mclntyre and Rev. J. B. Warnicker 
and the Disciples by Rev. J. A. L. Romig 
Rev. Alex. McMillan, Rev. P. H. Green and 
Rev. M. P. Hayden. 

The results of their conference are em- 
bodied in the following recommendations : 

"That whereas 'the Baptists and Disciples 
in matters of faith and practice are in such 
close accord ; 

'And whereas there are movements in many 
parts of Canada and the United States look- 
ing toward closer fellowship ; 

"And whereas it seems inimical to the best 
interests of our mutual work in new com- 
munities of this country that distinct causes 
should be established ; • 

"Therefore, your committee recommend 
such co-operation as is consistent with our 
relations with the representative organiza- 
tions of our different bodies of Eastern 
Canada and the United States ; and with 
these relationships in mind, we recommend 
as a tentative arrangement (1) That wherever 
in a given community or adjacent commu- 
nities a Baptist church and a Church of 
Christ find co-operation under one pas- 
tor possible, that in each such case co- 
operation be encouraged by the missionary 
boards of both bodies; (2) That whereever in 
a given community or adjacent communities 
there are a number of ' Baptists and a num- 
ber of Disciples who shall agree upon co- 
operation, they shall be encouraged in such 
an arrangement and to apply to the mis- 
sionary boards of the two bodies for such 
assistance as may be necessary; (3) That 
with the purpose of making effective some 
such basis of co-operation, this matter be 
given prominence on the programs of the 
conventions, and in the press of both bodies ; 
(4) That fraternal delegates be appointed 
by each body to attend the conventions of 
the other body, and confer with them on the 
questions relating to closer co-operation and 
fellowship." , 

At a meeting of the executive commit- 
tee of the Baptist Mission Board, held in 
Winnipeg on April 26, the findings of the 
joint committee were presented by Mr. W. A. 
Mclntyre, and unanimously adopted subject 
to the approval of convention. 

This report, after considerable discussion, 
was adopted unanimously by the convention 
and subject to its adoption by the Disciple 
body, the executive board were instructed to 
carry out the agreement thus endorsed in 
clauses marked (1) and (2) in the report. 

On July 2 our convention met in this 
city, and during its sessions devoted a 
great deal of time to this subject. Bap- 
tist delegates were present, the pastor of 
the Union church in Kenora sitting as a 
delegate. After a long and thorough 
discussion the report of the joint commit- 
tee as above quoted was adopted unani- 



mously, thus receiving the sanction of both 
conventions. 

As to the future. The two boards are 
now arranging to have our evangelists 
hold union meetings, many of them in 
Baptist churches. Although the boards 
have not yet had their joint meeting, it 
is understood that this will be done and 
that the churches so served may report 
to both missionary societies. It is simply 
a matter of the Baptists supplying the 
(Continued on Page 955) 

TAKE A RECORD 

See How Many Friends Are Hurt by 

Coffee. 



It would be just as reasonable for a 
temperance advocate to drink a little di- 
luted whisky as to drink coffee, for one 
is as trulv an intoxicant as the other, 
and persistence in the use of coffee 
brings on a varietv of chronic diseases, 
notorious among which are dyspepsia, 
heart palpitation (ultimately heart fail- 
ure), frequently constipation, kidney 
troubles, many cases of weak eyes and 
trembling condition of the nerves. 

These are only a few of the great 
variety of diseases which come from an 
unbalanced nervous system, caused by 
the persistent daily use of the drug, caf- 
feine, which is the active principle of cof- 
fee. Another bit of prima facie evidence 
about coffee is that the victims to the 
habit find great difficulty in giving it up. 

They will solemnly pledge to them- 
selves day after day that they will aban- 
don the use of it when they know that it 
is shortening their days, but morning 
after morning they fail, until they grow 
to despise themselves for their lack of 
self control. 

Any one interested in this subject 
would be greatly surprised to make a 
systematic inquiry am.ong prominent 
brain workers. There are hundreds of 
thousands of our most prominent people 
who have abandoned coffee altogether 
and are using Postum Food Coffee in its 
place, and for the most excellent reasons 
in the world. Many of them testify that 
ill health, nervous prostration, and con- 
sequent inability to work, has in times 
past, pushed them back and out .of their 
proper standing in life, which they have 
been able to regain by the use of good 
health, strong nerves, and great vitality, 
since coffee has been thrown out and 
Postum put in its place. "There's a 
Reason." Read, "The Road to Well- 
ville," in pkgs., it has been called "a 
health classic," by some physicians. 



948 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



Juur 25, 1907. 



The State J of the Cause in Missouri 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE AT THE MISSOURI CONVENTION. 



Once more we are permitted in God's prov- 
idence to meet together in annual conven- 
tion, as representatives of churches whose 
avowed aim is to, restore to the world a 
purer type of Christianity, in its faith, ordi- 
nances and life, than that which had been 
exhibited hitherto in any organized form, 
either among Roman Catholics or Protest- 
ants. It was the high and worthy aim of the 
religious movement whose representatives 
are here gathered in annual convocation, to 
come into a closer and more vital fellowship 
with Jesus Christ — with his teaching, with, 
his life, and with his great purposes — to the 
end that we might be united with each other 
and promote the unity of all his followers in 
order to the conversion of the world. It was 
not to formulate and enforce a new and more 
correct doctrinal creed, and to build on such 
doctrinal formulation a new sect or denomi- 
nation having its metes and bounds defined 
by such theological statements, but rather to 
return to the personal Christ, "who was, and 
is. and is to come" — the Alpha and Omega 
of our Christian faith — and to reincarnate, 
in some worthy measure, in our individual 
and church life, that Divine Life that was 
manifest in him, and so to carry forward his 
work in the world. 

It is in the light of this lofty aim — the real 
reason for our existence — that we must judge 
ourselves when we come to inquire concern- 
ing the state of the Cause. Every man's life, 
every institution among men, every religious 
movement, must be judged and estimated in 
the light of what it was intended to be and 
to accomplish. In the light of such consid- 
erations as these, your committee comes, 
chastened and humbled thereby, to give its 
report on the State of the Cause in Mis- 
souri. 

The earliest advocates of the Reformation 
which we plead came into Missouri from 
Kentucky about the time of, or a little before, 
the admission of the state into the Union, in 
1821. A few of our oldest churches ante- 
date that event by a few years. Our cause 
has, therefore, had an existence in the state 
for about four score and ten years, or almost 
the entire lifetime of the Reformation itself. 
Its earliest advocates were men of dignity of 
character, of strong native ability, of -untiring 
zeal, who loved the principles they advocated 
more than ease or reputation, material gains, 
or even life itself ; and we are indebted to 
their unremunerated toils and heroic sacri- 
fices for the foundations which they laid. 
Since their day there has been a noble suc- 
cession of heroic men and women who have 
carried forward the work in our state until 
we have become a people great in numbers, 
in wealth, and in social position and power. 
A liberal share of the best citizens of the 
state are in our churches, and are allied to 
a greater or less degree with the enterprises 
of our brotherhood in the state. We are, 
therefore, not lacking in those elements of 
power which make it possible for us to be a 
great religious factor in molding the charac- 
ters of the people of the state, and in purify- 
ing and exalting the moral and political life 
of our great commonwealth. Our responsi- 
bility is commensurate with our strength and 
our opportunities. 

In a survey of those things for which we 
have reason to be grateful, your committee 
would mention the following : 

1. Our rapid numerical increase in the 
state is one of the marvels in modern reli- 
gious history. The readiness of the people 
to respond to the gospel, as presented by our 
pastors and evangelists, is at once a token 
of divine favor and a call to greater sacri- 
fices than we are making to carry this gos- 
pel into every nook and corner of this state, 
and especially to put forth more vigorous 
efforts for the evangelization of the great 
cities in the state. 

2. We congratulate the brotherhood of the 
state on its growing unity, not only among 
our own churches and ministers, but with 
other Christians who "follow not with us," 
but in whom we are recognizing, more and 
more, our allies in a common cause, rather 
than foes. In this growing sense of oneness 
and brotherliness among ourselves, and in 



this feeling of fraternity toward all who love 
our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, we are 
witnessing the triumph of the very principles 
for which we stand. Co-operation with other 
followers of Christ, as far as in us lies, 
should be, and we believe is, to a great ex- 
tent, the aim of all our churches and min- 
isters in the state. 

3. We believe there is a growing sense 
of obligation, on the part of our churches 
and preachers, to observe the set days for 
special offerings to our missionary, educa- 
tional and benevolent enterprises. This could 
not be otherwise if there is any growth of 
our people in scriptural knowledge, in faith, 
and in spiritual power. Such growth is 
bound to register itself in increased offerings 
to all our worthy enterprises. 

4. We congratulate our good women of 
the Christian Woman's Board of Missions on 
the growth of their work in the state, and es- 
pecially in the interest which is being de- 
veloped in their efforts to suitably commem- 
orate our Centennial anniversary. Their 
work is telling in their own spiritual devel- 
opment, in fhe cultivation of the missionary 
spirit in our churches and among the chil- 
dren, and in the light and help which they 
are sending to destitute portions of our own 
land and to pagan lands. Their work and 
our work is one, as we are one, and we re- 
joice in the prosperity which God has 
granted them. 

5. The revival of interest in Bible school 
work throughout the country, in which our 
churches in Missouri are sharing, is cause 
for devout thanksgiving. The effort to en- 
list the entire membership of our churches 
in systematic Bible study in our Bible 
schools, and to gather in the untaught chil- 
dren of the neighborhood, as well as those 
of our own families, into these schools, is 
entitled to our heartiest sympathy and co- 
operation, and has in it the promise of larger 
and better things for our churches in the 
years to come. 

6. In this day of clerical scandals because 
of lapses in faith or in morals, your com- 
mittee is gratified to report that no instance 
of this kind among our ministers in the state 
has come to their knowledge. While record- 
ing our gratitude for this fact, we feel like 
urging upon our ministers, old and young, 
the supreme importance of living lives that 
are above reproach, and making their daily 
conduct and conversation reinforce their 
sermons on the Lord's day. Their purity of 
life and personal piety will do more to com- 
mend the cause they represent to those with- 
out than all their sermons. 

Your committee, in turning to the other 
side of the picture, regrets exceedingly that 
there is such a side, but they feel that the 
picture would be untrue to life if it did not 
contain some of the darker shades which we 
are compelled to add to it. The character of 
a religious body, like that of an individual, 
is to be judged, not only by the evil things 
which it does not do, but by the good deeds 
which it leaves undone. In considering the 
list of things which we have not done, but 
which ought to be done, and which must be 
done if the brotherhood in this state is to 
exemplify the principles for which we stand, 
and be worthy descendants and successors of 
the noble pioneers who went before us and 
prepared the way, your committee would 
mention the following : 

1 . We have not yet attained to the spirit 
of liberality and sacrifice worthy of the dis- 
ciples of him who, "though he was rich, yet 
for our sakes became poor that we through 
his poverty might become rich." It is to be 
feared that only a few are giving systemat- 
ically and are keeping books with the Lord. 
If the brotherhood of Missouri or any very 
large proportion of them, were making one- 
tenth of their income the minimum amount 
of their giving to the Lord's work, no worthy 
enterprise among us would languish for lack 
of financial support. Many of us have yet 
to learn the superior blessedness of giving 
over receiving, and to experience the joy of 
Christly sacrifices for Christ's catfse. This 
condition of things is evidenced by the com- 
paratively =ma11 number of churches that 



participate in the various offerings, and the 
small gifts made by a majority of those 
which do participate. Our offerings for gen- 
eral home and for foreign missions are yet 
far below what they ought to be, while our 
worx in the state is continually hampered 
for lack of funds to support evangelists and 
pastors. In this situation it is worth while 
to raise the question as to whether our min-, 
isters in the state are doing tneir duty in 
laying upon the hearts and consciences of the 
churches the duty and privilege of giving, 
and the importance of giving systematically 
and conscientiously. No more impressive 
object-lesson could be given to the world to 
show that we are in earnest in our efforts to 
restore New Testament Christianity, than 
the restoration of that spirit of liberality 
which -led the disciples at Jerusalem to bring 
their all and lay it at the feet of the apos- 
tles to be used in Christ's name and in his 
service. 

2. Nor do. we seem to have risen to any 
just appreciation of the crisis which con- 
fronts our cause in Missouri, as relates to 
the insufficient supply of ministers. i_et us 
face a few of the facts: (1) Of our 1,700 
churches in Missouri, only 160 have settled 
pastors or ministers giving full time to one 
church. Even this is a gain of 35 during 
the past year. But how slow is the gain com- 
pared with the needs ! Only 200 of the re- 
mainder have preaching even half time, and 
the remainder once a month, or none. (2) 
To serve these 1.700 churches we have only 
62S ministers giving their whole time to the 
work. Those giving part time to the minis- 
try, together with those who are absorbed in 
business and the superannuated, make a total 
of 753. (3) In view of these facts, is it any 
wonder that only about 200 of our 1,700 
churches observe all the regular offerings, 
while less than half of them observe even 
one of the offerings for missionary purposes ? 
In answer to the question, "What, in your 
judgment, is the supreme need in our co-op- 
erative missionary work in the state ?" our 
corresponding secretary answers : "A min- 
istry thoroughly converted, enthusiastic in 
the cause of missions, and anxious to join 
hands with the organized forces in pushing 
the work in hand." It is not for us to join 
issue with our Corresponding Secretary in 
his diagnosis of the situation, but, if he is 
correct, then the work of converting our 
ministry in Missouri would seem to be the 
great pressing need of the hour ! When we 
remember, however, that, as a rule, the 
churches which have regular ministers are 
those which take regular offerings, and that 
less than one-tenth of our churches in the 
state have settled ministers devoting their 
whole time to the work, the appalling need 
would seem to be a larger supply of educated 
and consecrated ministers of the Word. 
How it is possible for our churches, and 
particularly our men of wealth, to look these 
facts in the face, with all their vast signifi- 
cance, and not do more to strengthen the 
colleges in the state, to which we are looking 
for the greater part of our ministers, is a 
question your committee can not under- 
take to answer. Enough for us to state the 
two great facts standing over against each 
other : On the one hand a thousand vacant, 
voiceless pulpits, every Lord's day, among 
our Missouri churches, because there is no 
one to preach the gospel therein. On the 
other hand, the two institutions in the state, 
which are educating young men for the min- 
istry are handicapped for lack of endowment 
and equipment, though owned and controlled 
by a brotherhood abundantly able to endow 
and equip them, and to fill their halls with 
young men eager to preach the gospel of 
the grace of God. These facts speak more 
eloquently than any poor words of ours. 

3. Our state work, that is, the work car- 
ried on under the direction and fostering 
care of the Missouri Christian Missionary 
Society, the comprehensive purpose of which 
is the bettering of these conditions, is mak- 
ing but slow and painful progress. If we 
are to take the number of churches in the 
state contributing regularly to the cause of 

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July 25, 1907 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



949 




— E. A. Child, the writer of our new se- 
rial story, will welcome honest criticism of 
it and the views it may present We feel 
sure that a great many people will be in- 
terested and profited by this story, and we 
encourage our subscribers to hand their 
copies of The Christian-Evangelist to 
friends.. 

♦ * ♦ 

—The church at Mill Hall, Pa., will 
build a parsonage this year. 

— Charles E. McVay is singing in a 
meeting for E. H, Holmes at Piano, Tex. 

—We regret to learn of the death of the 
little child of R. H. Tanksley of Anthony, 
Kan. 

— Under Lee Paris Builta the work at 
Milford, 111., seems to be progressing 
satisfactorily. 

—Morton H. Wood, pastor of the 
church at Fordyce, Ark., is in a successful 
meeting at Nashville. 

— E. C. Harris was given a very cordial 
reception* recently by the Lansdowne 
Church, East St. Louis. 

■ — W. H. Meyers, of Texarkana, having 
regained his health, is talking of re-enter- 
ing the evangelistic field. 

—David Millar, of Bellflower, Mo., is 
now devoting all his time to evangelistic 
meetings and can make engagements ahead. 

— Edward Clutter is doing field work 
for Cotner University, Bethany, Neb., and 
will be pleased to> answer inquiries in re- 
gard to the school. 

— The church at Mackinaw. 111., is plan- 
ning for a meeting in September. F. A. 
Sword will be the evangelist and Charles 
E. McVay the singer. 

— George B. Evans has accepted a call 
for three years from the church at Big 
Run, Pa. W. S. Buchanan is to hold a 
meeting for him in September. 

— T. M. Myers, who has been holding a 
meeting at Oxford, Ala., writes us that 
G. F. Cuthrel, the pastor there, is called 
the "live wire" in that country. 

— Evangelist William Sunday has just 
conducted a revival at Knoxville, la. 
The results of it are reported to be very 
striking. The Christian Church, we believe, 
had part in th'is meeting. 

—Our congratulations go to Harley E. 
Beckler, minister of the Church of Christ 
at Belle Center, O., who has just wedded 
Miss F. P. Zeller. of Columbus, Walter 
Scott Priest of that city tying the knot. 

— Thomas Martin made a pleasant call 
at the office of The Christian-Evangel- 
ist on his way from California, Pa., to 
take up the work of county evangelist of 
Collin County, Texas. He is to be located 
at Melissa. 

— W. S. Lemmon, pastor of the Central 
Christian Church at Tacoma, Wash., 
writes us that their building has been 
moved and remodeled at an expense of 
$4,000 and now stands at the corner of 
North L and Steel Streets. 

— Isom Roberts closes his work at 
Weatherford, Okla., to become one of the 
faculty of the new university at Enid. He 
has had a pleasant pastorate at Weather- 
ford. The church there has lately been 
decorated and new carpets put in by the 
ladies' aid. 

— Guy B. Williamson writes that he is 
very much in love with the South and 
her people. H e reports the work at 
Chattanooga, Tenn., in a verv excellent 
condition despite the hot weather. The 



Bible school is growing larger under the 
leadership of W. L. Pollard. 

— James H. Challener began the annual 
camp-meetins of the San Gabriel Associa- 
tion on the San Gabriel River, six miles 
from Thorndale, Texas, last Friday. A 
Senior Endeavor Society and a Young 
Men's Christian Association have just been 
organized at Bryan. 

— C. R. Stauffer has closed a pastorate of 
21 months with the church at Rock Falls, 
111. His last act in that city was to bap- 
tize a young man who had been a member 
of his special class for young men. He 
has entered upon the pastorate of the 
Rowland Street Church, Syracuse, N. Y. 

— S. M. Bernard, minister at Boulder, 
Col., has written a small volume in which 
is set forth chapter by chapter the differ- 
ence between the New Testament church 
and each of the leading denominations. 
The closing chapter is entitled "Our Plea 
for Union. - ' He sends this book too any- 
one who requests it for examination and 
approval. 

— The Board of Church Extension has 
just received two annuity gifts of $100 
each. This is a very popular way of 
giving to Christian work. The board is 
urgent in its requests for annuity money, 
for appeals are pressing upon it all the 
time for loans to help our missions build. 

— G. W. Coft'man has been preaching for 
a couple of months for the church at Bis- 
bee, Ariz., but he writes that the church 
needs a pastor very much. The climate is 
good, the field a hard one and' much pas- 
toral work must be done. He will be glad 
to hand any letters to the proper officers. 

— Elmore Lucey, who has been conduct- 
ing the singing in a number of our evan- 
gelistic metings and is to evangelize in 
Texas during August and September, has 
just made quite a hit as an entertainer 
at the Louisiana State Chautauqua, he be- 
ing the snecial attraction with Senator 
Bob Taylor. 

— Granville Snell has entered upon his 
third year with the church at Abilene, 
Texas. During his pastorate over $6,000 
was received for all purposes, the offer- 
ing for benevolent and foreign missions 
having been increased." The Texas state 
lectureship is to meet with, this church 
next autumn. 

— After nearly five years' service at 
Fisher, 111., the congregation will not per- 
mit their pastor, S. Elwood Fisher, to 
leave them. He has been given an increase 
of salary to counterbalance an invitation 
to accept a much larger work, with a call 
for three vears. Every department of the 
work at Fisher is in good condition. 

— George T. Smith has closed his year's 
labor with the churches at Tower Hill 
and Staunton, III, and begun for all time 
work with the church at Carrollton, the 
county seat of Green county. He writes 
that he has had a reasonably successful 
work and leaves both churches in im- 
proved conditions. They will want a good 
man for one-half time each. 

— W. H. Trainum, who has been in Gar- 
rett Biblical Institute and Northwestern 
University for the past two years, has 
taken the B. D. degree from the former 
and the A. M. from the latter. He writes 
us that The Christian-Evangelist has 
been on trial in his study for ten years and 
has stood the test so well that he will, 
D. V., let it come another ten. 

— Brother Child writes us that there was 
an error in the statement we made an- 
nouncing his story. We said that he had 
read it to the young people of his church 
and that they had pronounced it the best 
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of young people, but principally to his own 
children. He does not wish any misun- 
derstanding on this point, and we gladly 
state that it was our own mistake. 

— In connection with "Old Home 
Week," a celebration which Buffalo is 
to have the first week in September, we 
note that Sunday, the first day of the 
month, is called "Clergymen's Day." It 
is for the re-union of former Buffalo 
ministers of all denominations. James 
W. Green is the chairman of the public- 
ity committee for this celebration and 
reunion. 

— "I have just finished reading the first 
two chapters of your new story, 'Not 
as the World.' It opens in an admir- 
able way. It is the best thing I have 
ever read on the principle of standing 
up for what you believe — not in a dog- 
matic spirit, but in love and devotion. 
May everv young man and woman in 
the church read this story." So writes 
J. C. McArthur. 

—The Humboldt Street Church of 
Christ, Brooklyn, N. Y., is conducting an 
Open Air Gospel Meeting every Sunday 
evening. This will be continued during 
the month of August, but extended to 
every night and will be under the leader- 
ship of John Wauigh, an experienced 
missionary. Brother Keevil writes us: "The 
multitudes are here. Bv this method we 
hope to reach many during the summer." 

— We have referred in these columns 
to the condition of things in Lodi, Cal., 
and the county of San Joaquin. Our 
latest information is that there is a prob- 
ability of saloons throughout the whole 
county outside the incorporated cities of 
Stockton and Lodi being compelled to 
observe the Sunday closing law, while 
John T. Magee writes us that he be- 
lieves the saloons in Lodi are doomed. 

■ — The "State Journal," of Lincoln, Neb., 
announces that Judge Charles S. Lobingier, 
who has been on the bench in Manila for 
the past three years, has been appointed 
chairman of the Committee on the Codifi- 
cation of the Laws of the Philippine 
Islands. This work will be finished this 
summer and he will come home for a va- 
cation, a oart of which time he will spend 
with George Lobingier, his father, at Lin- 
coln. 

— The Central Church of Christ, Syr- 
acuse, N. Y., has a number of attractive 
titles for the themes of its Sunday even- 
ing Endeavor meetings during July and 
August. Different speakers discuss: 
"Religion and Patriotism," "Religion and 
Hot Weather," "Religion and Law," 
"Religion and Laughter," "Religion and 
Young People," "Religion in Song," 
"Religion and Men," "Religion vs. Su- 
perstition." 

— Roy Oakley Miller, a Yale graduate, 
went to Fort Wayne, Ind., last October, 
and during the first six months of his pas- 
torate there have been thirty additions. 
Every department of the church has been 
systematized. He was married in Dravos- 
burg. Pa., to Miss Laura B. Crump, June 
19, G. B. Evans, his brother-in-law, officiat- 
ing. At a reception just given to him, 



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after a brief vacation period, there were 
400 guests present. 

—The First Christian Church, of Rialto. 
Cal., has just been dedicated, but we have 
not 'as yet received particulars other than 
that C. C. Chapman, president of the 
Southern California Christian Missionary 
Society was to deliver the address. We 
understand that it is one of the most com- 
plete and beautiful churches in Southern 
California and the work of a faithful band 
organized less than two years ago. Oscar 
Sweeney is the minister. 

—The church at Blocktown, la., has 
just had the pleasure of burning notes 
and bills of indebtedness which amounted 
in all to over $1,000. It is now entirely 
free from incumbrance and the way is 
open for great work in the future. W. E. 
Pitcher, who has been ministering to 
them, will leave for Washington about 
September 1. The church is ready to 
open correspondence with some good 
man to succeed him. During the past 
year over $2,000 was raised for all pur- 
poses. 

—Charles Bloom will close three years 
of service at Rantoul, 111., on September 
1 and will at once enter upon his new 
work at Newman. During his present 
pastorate there have been 160 additions to 
the church and 35 away from home A 
$2,400 parsonage has been erected and the 
church is now being remodeled at a cost 
of some $7,000. The church is fully or- 
ganized and contributes cheerfully to all 
missionary and benevolent enterprises 
The new pastor will find a fruitful field 
and a good people. 

We recently published a report of the 

excellent meeting held by A. L. Crim and 
V E. Ridenour for our church at Shreve- 
port La from the pastor of the church 
there Claude L, J.ones. Brother Jones 
says that it is just to state that 100 addi- 
tions in conservative and priest-ridden 
Louisiana and in a city like Shreveport, 
where nearlv one-half the population are 
negroes, is 'equal to double that number 
in the Central States, where environments 
are different. Brother Jones speaks in 
the highest terms of the evangelists. 

—It was a source of great regret to 
P C. Macfarlane that he could not be 
with his congregation at the time the 
church at Alameda, Cal., was' first 
opened. A description of this church 
has in part already aopeared in The 
Christian-Evangelist. The ceiling and 
other fittings of the auditorium carry out 
in detail the general plan of the beamed 
ceiling finish. Even the chandeliers are 
formed of cross trees fr.om which hang 
the suspended bell globes. The organ 
matches the other interior fittings. 
There is a very successful Good Fellows' 
Club among the members of this church 
and they are to have fine quarters when 
the building is completely finished. _ In 
the basement there will be a gymnasium, 
a handball court, clubrooms and other 
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—The brethren at Newport, Ark., have 
in hand over $2,000 and can raise about - 
$1,500 more possibly for their new church, 
which they think must cost $5,000 without 
the furniture. Brother Carr is superin- 
tending the work, and is thus a church- 
builder in a double sense. M. W. Bur- 
kett sends us these particulars and indi- 
cates that the brethren would appreciate 
any outside help in establishing thorough- 
ly the cause at this place. 

—J. N. Crutcher has resigned his pastor- 
ate at Chillicothe, Mo., to take charge of 
the church at Higginsville. He is preach- 
ing at the latter point each Sunday in 
July, though living in Chillicothe. August 
he will take for a vacation. During his 
recent pastorate the church has had a total 
addition of more than 250 members. The 
congregation to which he goes is one of 
the best in the state, having a $20,000 
church building finished last year. Its 
former pastor, J. H. Coil, resigned on ac- 
count of poor health and is now in Cali- 
fornia. 

— C. A. Lowe, secretary of the Seventh 
District of Missouri, writes us that the 
convention which was to have been held 
at Chillicothe, July 22, was called off for 
special reasons, and arrangements have 
been made for a District Preachers' Meet- 
ing to be held at Camden Point, August 
26-^0. instead. The entertainment will be 
by^tlie college, and owing to the limited 
capacity of the building, it will be neces- 
sary to confine the attendance mostly to 
preachers of whom there are about ninety 
in the district. Board and lodging will be 
$1.00 per day. 

— George Lobingier writes" of H. H. Har- 
mon, pastor of the First Church, Lincoln, 
Neb. in the following strain: "He has a 
large place in the hearts of his people. He 
is very considerate and kind. His audi- 
ences are good and on Sunday nights, the 
best for years. Last Lord's day (July 7) 
he spoke of the 'Desert Journey.' It was 
a big sermon in three points : First, it was 
only about twenty minutes in length; sec- 
ond, it followed the Bible school lesson, 
and vet gleaned scarcely anything from the 
notes thereof; third, it was packed brimful 
of practical facts and inspiring and edify- 
ing thoughts." 

— Hush McClellan. who is now in charee 
of the church at McKinney, Texas, for- 
merly served by George L. Bush, whose 
excellent series of articles on "How to 
Have a Working Church" we conclude in 
tliis number of The Christian-Evangel- 
ist writes us in the following strain: 
"Brother Bush is an indefatigable worker. 
While a resident of this place he also 
planted the cause at Princeton, a near-by 
town and assisted them in erecting a house 
of worship also, which he properly dedi- 
cated One of the most valuable contribu- 
tions ever made bv the state of Missouri 
to Texas was and is George L. Bush. Long 
may he live to work in the vineyard of the 
Lord." 

"The Syracuse pastor who suggested 

a soda fountain in church to attract the 
congregation during tlie heated term 
should have added that gingerwas needed 
too." Such is an editorial squib in one of the 
daily papers of Syracuse, and refers to a 
proposition bv J. A. Serena pastor of the 
Christian Church in that town, to serve 
ice water during his Sunday services in 
the summer time so that the people would 
not have to leave their scats to iret it. 
The statement was first of all rnade lightly, 
but on reflection, it was decided to pursue 
this course. The pastor asked why people 
could not be comfortable in church as well 
as in theaters, or even at home. He wants 
to get the people in the church and then 
get them interested. 



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— Ernest J. Bradley has closed a very 
successful year's work at Hillsboro, and 
is now located at Lampasas, Texas, 
where the prospects are bright for a 
successful work. During last year there 
were 94 additions to the Hillsboro 
church, with a net gain to the member- 
ship of 73- Two large meetings were, in 
addition, held under the direction of _ the 
church, on e at Frost with 18 additions 
and another at Ferris with 13 additions. 
The latter has raised money to employ 
a minister for half time. The attendance 
at Bible school was increased about 50 
per cent and an Endeavor society or- 
ganized. All regular offerings were 
observed at Hillsboro and the total 
amount raised for all purp.oses was ap- 
proximated $3,000. 

— We have received a catalog of Chris- 
tian College, Columbia, Mo. It is one 
of the most artistic that even this col- 
lege has ever sent .out. It will be mailed 
free to any. one who is interested _ in 
sending a girl or young lady _ to a high 
grade college. Accompanying this 
will be sent a little pamphlet, the title 
of which is, "Have You a Daughter to 
Educate?" It 'shows how necessary it 
is for the parents to make a careful 
choice of the school to which they en- 
trust their daughters. Christian College 
needs no commendation for it is the 
oldest school for women in the West 
and has always borne a most excellent 
reputation. It has just taken an ad- 
vance steo by which its course of study 
is raised to a level with that of any of 
the Eastern women's colleges. 

— J. N. Scholes has accepted a call to 
the Central Church of Christ, Newark, 
O., and will enter upon his work there 
September 1. He will continue to pas- 
tor the flock of the Wayne Street 
Church, Lima, O., until August 25. Any 
minister wishing to know about this work 
may write to E. E. Dorsey. During 
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in Lima there has been a steady growth 
toward a new church building. The 
best site in the citv has been acquired, 
large enough for both parsonage and 
church building, and $1,000 each year 
has been raised apart from missionary 
offerings and running- expenses. Alto- 
gether there has been a financial gain 
of nearly $7,000 and there has been a 
permanent growth in the church mem- 
bership as well as its general efficiency. 

— The General Superintendent of the 
Christian Publishing Company and the As- 
sistant Editor of The ChrisTian-Evan- 
gEwst stole away on Friday night from 
their office duties and on Saturday morn- 
ing were greeted by brethren at Kennett, 
Mo., who had laid plans to .show us how 
to' fish. It was a delightful picnic that Dr. 
Rigdon had been instrumental in preparing 
for us, and we were introduced to some of 
the finest fishing grounds in this counfry 
and to the native method of spooning for 
bass. There were good cooks in the party, 
and it was a day of pleasure and renewing 
of physical strength. On the Lord's day 
we worshiped with the Kennett congrega- 
tion, Brother Snively preaching two excel- 
lent sermons. The church is at present 
without a minister, and has been weakened 
by the removal of several of the men of 
means and Christian activity to other fields. 
Dr. Rigdon, a busy practitioner, and his 
family, are sacrificing -much of their time 
and means in the endeavor to keep the 
Bible school and other church work active. 
Dr. Egbert, L. A. Johnson and others are 
standing by the leadership of Dr. Rigdon, 
and we hope that, if it be not possible to 
secure a s'ood man for all his time at this 
point, some arrangement may be made for 
a division of time. We shall certainly want 
to return to this hospitable "swamp-eater's" 
country. They are a good people and they 
have good fish. 

—The editor of the "Pacific Christian" 
has been on a tour of the churches in the 
interest of his paper. As one evidence of 
the popularity of Peter Colvin, pastor of 
the church at Santa Rosa, he says . during 
Brother Colvin's eight years' residence 
there he has married more than 300 cou- 
ples and officiated at more than 400 fun- 
erals. Brother Berry beard a great ser- 
mon from Brother Brewster at Healds- 
burg. He pronounces him a "regular whirl- 
wind," and says he can quote more poetry, 
and quote it more effectively, than any man 
he calls to mind. The work at Healds- 
burg has made great progress under his 
ministry. Otho Wilkinson took him around 
in his automobile. Brother Berry was so 
well satisfied that he made up his mind to 
recommend to our preachers to "get a real 
'move on' by the purchase of an automo- 
bile." 

— A special interest attaches just now 
t6 our work in the Virginias and the 
neighborhood where our convention this 
year is to be held, and the great cen- 
tennial gathering in 1908. Every evi- 
dence of progress in this part of the East 
will be watched with interest. An 
eventful oeriod in the history of the 
church in the city of Clarksburg, W. 
Va., was the laying of a corner stone on 
June 27. This church was organized in 
December, 1905, Brother Linkletter and 
W. M. Long, tbe present minister, hold- 
ing a protracted meeting in the court- 
house. Clarksburg is a city of' 15,000 
people and the congregation has se- 
cured the best church lot in the city at 
a cost of $10,000. The building which 
they are erecting will cost $20,000. 
Brother Long, who is the first and only 
minister, deserves great credit for the 
growth and prosperity of the work. 
During the past year the congregation 
has increased about 125 per cent. Wal- 
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making an address that was received 
with great favor, the- subject being 
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That $300,000 in Sight. 

For the past two years our people have been 
planning to reach $300,000 for foreign mis- 
sions. The prospects of success now seem 
brighter than at any time in the past. 

Here is the record for the first nine and 
a half months of the missionary year, that 
is from October 1, 1906, to July 15, 1907. 
The receipts amounted to $210,813, a gain 
of $19,336. The churches, as churches, have 
given $94,572, a gain of $10,775. The Sun- 
day-schools have given $61,021, a gain of 
$8,888. These are the largest gains from 
these two sources for the corresponding 
time in the history of the work. There has 
also been a gain of 265 contributing churches 
and of 93 contributing Sunday-schools. 
There has been a small loss in personal re- 
ceipts and in bequests. 

If we reach $300,000 we must receive 
$89,187 from July 15 to September 30, or 
the two and a half months of the year yet 
remaining. This involves a gain of $11, vod 
in the next two and a half months. If we 
do not succeed, we are without excuse. 

The success of the workers in the regions 
beyond cheer all Christian hearts. We 
are called upon to plant a new station in 
the Congo, Africa. The Bolengi success 
beckons us on to greater and more daring 
tasks. A new station must be planted in 
India. Every report from China challenges 
our faith and liberality. Marvels of grace 
are being wrought in the Philippines. '1'xie 
call from Japan is loud and insistent. The 
whole horizon is bright. The good hand 
of the Lord is seen in every quarter. Some 
eight or ten new missionaries sail for their 
respective fields September 24. 

F. M. Rains, 
S.- J. Corey, 

Secretaries. 



Notice to Iowa Bible Schools. 

The state convention at Iowa City went on 
record as favoring a union of the Iowa Bible 
School Association and the Iowa Christian 
Convention. ' The plan for bringing it about, 
however, was left to the two boards. In 
April, 1907, a committee consisting of D. R. 
Dungan and H. D. Williams, of the Iowa 
Bible School Association, and J. Mad. Wil- 
liams, J. J. Grove and S. H. Zendt, of the 
Iowa Christian Convention, was appointed 
to prepare and submit to the convention such 
a plan as, in their judgment, would best serve 
the Bible school and church missionary in- 
terests in Iowa. The committee recom- 
mended that the Iowa Bible School Associa- 
tion cease to exist and that the Iowa Bible 
school interests be managed by the board of 
directors of the Iowa Christian Convention, 
and that the said board employ a suitable 
man to have charge of our young people's 
work, both Bible school and Christian En- 
deavor. The report was unanimously adopted. 

The Iowa Christian Convention accepts this 
responsibility, fully realizing that the Bible 
schools constitute one of the greatest factors 
in the church work. Furthermore, we accept 
it with the desire and determination to push 
these 'great interests to the limit of our abili- 
ty. To this end two important committees 
have been appointed. First, the committee on 
policy or plans for Bible school work, con- 



sisting of W. T. Fisher, S. H. Zendt and G. 
B. VanArsdall; second, a committee to look 
for a suitable man, consisting of D. R. Dun- 
gan, S. H. Zenat and J. Mad. Williams. The 
Bible schools of the state are requested to 
send all money to the undersigned as corre- 
sponding secretary. 

By order of the State Board of the Iowa 
Christian Convention. 

B. S. Denny, Cor. Sec. 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

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C. W. B. M. in Missouri. 

The convention at Sedalia is a thing gone 
by. We must acknowledge with sorrow that 
none of our aims were quite realized. The 
money could have been reported with sev- 
eral hundred dollars to spare had a few 
auxiliaries not been just a little late. They 
did not think it would cost the state so much 
as failure to reach the aim in dollars . 

Our aims for this year are 5,500 women 
3,200 Tidings and $20,000 before June l] 
1908. We can do this if we will. Let us go 
to work at once. Auxiliaries that did not 
' pledge for Missouri special work at Sedalia 
will receive their apportionments for it late 
In August, so begin at once to plan for get- 
ting it, systematically and from the many. 
Then the Centennial must be pushed to the 
front. Organize your work. 

The seventh district convention, advertised 
for Chillicothe, has been called off. As there 
were no invitations from places large enough 
to entertain, the district officers (brethren) 
have decided not to invite the C. W. B. M. to 
meet with them. Brother Chilton, the dis- 
trict president, regrets this very much, but 
this seems best to him. These annual rallies 
are and will be of much benefit to our work 
as a whole, and we must still be true to them 
and to it. Can not we hold our convention 
as usual ? Let the good women of this dis- 
trict send in suggestions as to time and place 
for this year. We can have a good one; let 
us do so. Who will entertain it? Who will 
promise to attend ? Who will suggest new 
and better methods of conducting it? Write 
Miss Mary Fiord your ideas and plans and 
she will be grateful. 

St. Louis. Mrs. L. G. BanTz. 



As We Go to Press. 

Special to i he Christian-Evangelist. 

Alameda, Cal., July 20.— Gift of R. H. 
Stockton. St. Louis, to the San Francisco 
Reconstruction fund was five thousand dol- 
lars, not one thousand, as published. — P. C. 
Macfarlane. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Hammond, July 22. — Tabernacle over- 
flowing. Meeting two weeks old ; 96 addi- 
tions. Men's meeting offering $55 ; $500 
raised for meeting in twenty minutes. Heat 
intense, but gospel more so. Our chorus 
numbers mo. C. J. Sharpe the effective 
preacher. — Robert Knight. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Thorndale, Tex., July 21.— Great crowds 
to-day; 1,500 people present; seven addi- 
tions first day. — James A. Challenner. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Lav/ton, Okla., July 22. — One hundred 
and twenty-nine additions in three weeks; 
close next Sunday. California and Eldon, 
Mo., next. — Fife and Son, evangelists. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 25, 1907. 



William J. Lockhart's Good Work. 

Brother Lockhart has just closed a three 
and one-half week's meeting at jjethany, Mo., 
which winds up an evangelistic year during 
which, in seven meetings held by him, there 
were more than 1,000 additions to the 
churches. He is now at his home at Des 
Moines for a rest. He will begin the nrst 
Sunday in September, with T. S. Tinsley, at 
the Clifton Church, Louisville, Ky. Thence 
he goes to assist H. C. Holmes at Fairbury, 
Neb. Following this he will hold a meeting 
at Centerville, Iowa, where Sherman nill is 
pastor. We hear nothing but good from 
, Brother Lockhart's work. He is preparing 
himself daily to be more effective and to do 
a really high grade of evangelistic service. 



"Union Christians." 

Our work at Scott City, Kansas, is starting 
off nicely. Our town is growing and our 
church is keeping pace, for we have frequent 
additions. The preacher and his family are 
living in the new parsonage, and the pros- 
pect for the future is bright. Lord's day, 
July 7, I dedicated a new church building tor 
a country church about eighteen miles from 
here. The circumstances were peculiar. A 
number of people from various places moved 
into this part of the county, and either 
bought or took up claims. They decided that 
there should be some preaching and a Sun- 
day-school. After several attempts they 
finally decided to throw away all sectarian 
names and all creeds, etc., and form them- 
selves into a body to be known as "Union 
Christians," and build a house of worship. 
They did this, and the house dedicated was 
the result. These people did this without 
knowing "our plea," and it demonstrates the 
fact that if what we teach was more clearly 
known many a place could build and main- 
tain the preaching of the gospel where at 
present there is sectarian bitterness and riv- 
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North Idaho Convention. 

The convention was this year held at Cul- 
desac, Idaho, June 13-23. Delegates were 
present from the following places : Bear 
Ridge, Clarkston, Clearwater, Cottonwood, 
Grangeville, Genesee, Gilbert, Juliaetta, Ken- 
drick. Lewiston, Leland, Moscow, Mohler, 
Melrose, New Hope, Winchester, Winona. 
The minutes of the convention are yet in 
the hands of the recording secretary. This 
report is from memory. 

The following national workers were pres- 
ent : Mr. Harrison, Lexington, Ky. ; W. R. 
Warren, Pittsburg, Pa.; G. W. Muckley, Kan- 
sas City, Mo. These all gave the best kind 
of addresses, inviting to the very best things. 
The reports were fair. The convention 
adopted a constitution similar to the Oregon 
constitution, adding a second vice president 
and granting larger privilege to tne churches 
delegating attendance. 

The North Idaho evangelist reported meet- 
ings in six small places in five months' work, 
besides the Culdesac work. One new church 
was organized and two C. E. societies. A 
new church is under construction and near- 
ing completion; there were 55 accessions; 
$170 was raised in the field for himself, $750 
raised for North Idaho missions and $750 for 
the Asotin building. 

The new officers elected are : H. H. Hub- 
ble, Grangeville, president ; N. E. Ware, 
Mohler, first vice president ; Charles Mussel- 
man, Lewiston, second vice president ; J. S. 
Hogan, Gilbert, recording secretary ; J. S. 
Mounce, Lewiston, treasurer ; J. B. Lister, 
corresponding secretary. 

The addresses and help of Brethren Lowe, 
Hubble, Musselman, Hogue, Emerson, F. O. 
McAuley, visitors and delegates, and several 
of the church at Culdesac, were beneficial 
and fruitful of much good. 

The Culdesac church liad made every prep- 
aration. A. J. Green was the efficient di- 
rector. F. O. McAuley. of Latah, Wash., di- 
rected the singing and did the work well. 

The place appointed for the 1908 conven- 
tion is Juliaetta. Our motto for this year 
is, "Giving all diligence"; aim, "1,000 added 
to North Dakota churches and $3,000 for 
missions." The beginnings for this must be 
from the close of the Culdesac convention ; 
the efforts must be the best every day and 
faithfully enduring unto the day we gather 
at juliaetta. Tune, 1908. J. B. Lister. 



The Spiritual Value of the 
Lord*s Supper. 

(Continued from Page 939-) 
my worthiness. It is not God, it is* not 
Christ. True, God and Christ know, but 
they are not deciding for you, for me,, 
to-day. Tt is not the man or woman by 
your side, not your minister, not an 
ecclesiastical body. You must decide 
for yourself. I must decide for myself. 
We must make the matter personal and 
then we will become spiritual. There 
is one standing by our side that will help 
us decide aright and get right — Jesus 
the Christ. It is not perfection he is 
asking before we partake. It is honesty, 
thoughtfulness, appreciation, sorrow and 
repentance for sins, love for our brother 
man, love for Christ, love for God. "This 
do in remembrance of me"! Then we 
will .get right, decide aright and plan 
and pray to live right. 

Some Thoughts. 

"Persons who daily converse with 
God and who constantly meditate upon 
his salvation will not need to be told 
how they should demean themselves at 
the Lord's table. An austere and rigid 
Pharisaism sits as awkwardly upon a 
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not Pharisaism, joy is not noise, nor 
eating, festivity." A. Campbell. 

"It is not people with the few conven- 
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sacrament is meant; it is men and 
women with the strain, the hunger and 
the pity of their common life upon them. 
When we are brought face to face with 
the cross — with its pains, and its death — 
do we not feel utterly ashamed of the 
easy conscience we hold toward our 
sins, and the half-measures we have used 
to get rid of them?" 

George Adam Smith. 

Do we not ofttimes feel there is a 
lack of the spirit of worship in our serv- 
ices? Do we not now and then feel the 
need of a more vital, spiritual force in 
our lives? Are there times when we 
leave the church disappointed — and we 
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That these are not imaginary experi- 
ences most of us will admit. Is there a 
way of -escape? Yes, there are many 
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size here in a special way. Let us make 
the Lord's Supper our quiet hour, our 
time of heart searching and heart burn- 
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God, our unconditional surrender mo- 
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Christ, our moment of transfiguration 
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our unsolved problems? May it not be 
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933 



NEWS FROM 



ELDS 



Oklahoma and Indian Territory. 

The cause of Christ is pushing to the front in 
Oklahoma and Indian Territory. In Oklahoma 
J. M. Monroe, corresponding secretary, is kept 
quite busy dedicating new meeting houses. We 
have a number of living link evangelists in Okla- 
homa. These are all doing fine work. C. M. 
Barnes, C. W. B. M. evangelist, has gone into 
fields where we had but few members and has 
built meeting houses which would be a credit to 
the strongest churches in the very best towns. 
Here is a list of some of the places and houses: 
Walters, Cache, Faxon, Chattanooga, Snider, 
Olustee, Frederick, Manitou, Fletcher and two 
country points. Pastors were located with each 
of these congregations. One of the remarkable 
things connected with His work is the fact that 
he closed up at each place without any friction 
whatever, leaving the church in love and harmony. 
I have conducted meetings in a number of these 
churches and have had an opportunity to know 
something of his work. Truly he is a laborer 
wort'»- of the confidence, support, love and es- 
teem of the entire brotherhood. We have so 

many good pastors that I can not speak in this 
letter of their work. I wish I could, for I be- 
lieve in pinning bouquets on tnese workers as they 
labor that they may know their efforts are being 

appreciated. 1 recently closed a good meeting 

at McAlester, I. T., with my old friend and 
. schoolmate of childhood, T. Crocket Mullins. 
At this point I met S. R. Hawkins for the first 
time. There are few pastorless congregations in 
both territories. Men who want plenty of hard 
work and willing to begin on a small salary can 

find here a suitable field. We are having some 

very fine meetings this year in both territories. 
Some of these meetings have been conducted by 
home men while evangelists of other states have 
been with us and greatly strengthened our 
churches. We hope to see these men come again. 
The greatest hindrance this year to protracted 
meeting work is so much rainfall. I believe all 
the evangelists and congregations have suffered 
from protracted rains. J. A. Tabor. 

Oklahoma City, Oh/a. 

Nebraska. 

T. A. Parker, of Indiana, has located at Arapa- 
hoe. F. M. Branic, of Edgar, has accepted 

a call 10 the work at Red Cloud. — — L. S. Har- 
rington has been called to the pastorate at Cozad. 
This is a bit belated as he went there in May. 

A. J. Hargett will supply at Deweese during the 

summer. M. D. Baumer reports $4,500 pledged 

for their new house of worship at Chester and the 
field not wholly canvassed. This means a for- 
ward step in that little city. Their children's 

day offering was $62. Three added at North 

Side Church, Omaha, since last report. H. J. 
Kirschstein is the preacher. — ■ — G. W. Henry has 
been ill for several months with sciatic rheuma- 
tism. E. A. Hussong graduated at the State 

University this year, receiving the degree of 

B. A. He will take a pulpit, probably. The 

new Kelson parsonage is a seven-roomed house 
and is nearly ready for the plasterer. The 
work there is moving steadily forward under the 
ministry of F. Ellsworth Day. — ■ — The new 
church of the Omaha First is being plastered. 
The Bible school will soon be meeting therein. 
The pastor, S. D. Dutcher, had a birthday re- 
cently. About fifty people found it out and went 
to his house with ice cream and cake and made 
merry. They observed June 30 as "New Church 
Day" in the Bible school. The superintendent 
gave a dollar every . time the Bible school gave 

one. No report from the result.. H. F. 

Stevens, of Cozad, is available as a pastor. Write 

him. J*. W. Hilton, for several years pastor of 

the University Church at Bethany, has resigned 
and accepted a call to an assistant professorship in 
the university. Brother Hilton is well known 
to all the Nebraska churches and dearly beloved 
for his great work on behalf of Cotner during the 
direful years of effort to redeem it. He will 
be a valuable addition to the faculty. He makes 
a material financial sacrifice in doing this, but 



it is not the first he has jasada: ftw oejt ctfesaiattssS 

institution. The Umjvffrssry Onsi»4& »3I seat} 

a preacher this fall. A bit (A sssrasr itgEr-sSajj 

the year's finances -will he SB&Baeslx&g. ssz& ssaas 
will be wanting to get this. Of«3 $2©© osn iz ess 
the "rescue fund." The apposla&Kisssssi isaee^* 
will exceed those of last year hg txiss $a®t%. Sat- 
ing a trifle over $1,900 a33 toM. lixm Tags toaa» 
made possible by the hostHng «5 tfe pastees m, 
the last three weeks. I?ese^t3 fsrcao agj semrass 
since June 11 have bees aearJj $500. la spaBe 
of the heroic efforts of the iaGeseSSsd easB% tSssss 
still are a number of churches fciaS few fasea 
friends of missions and cm* w tw* i3»& j^eh&S 
be, that sent in nothing. 13 t&ssg i&3 sesjeask^' 
we would have gone over $m*D"» foaao aj^esrfaw*- 
ments. We will fall short a&swa $a»s i3o» ^KJar 
of having enough to pay ewjythiEg. ISss* 08 
this comes from two urrusua? iteias, sasasrassffia asnd 
our part of the News defkJl 1%» to«3} Tssessto 
for all purposes smowcA to oves ^^gea. 1?5»a3 
includes all our operations frram JW): 1, 3$&j. 
Doubtless there will be the messa) sess-ij&s daraBS- 
July from delinquent choreics, foot this w33 c-Besaa 
in the next year's -work. JJow fasr tks csawBEaSsea. 
It is coming swiftly, Jul? SB-Aragno^ 4. "!fi»» 

will hardly know the place. 'if&e IfestoSs® sbomels 

will worship in the new fcasrasenS Juirj ss. 

W. A. ~Bsumim. 

MMMtWWWmMH 

SOME OF OUR GHURGN 

Ravcnwood, M®» 

The brethren at Ra-yeswoedi, Ife., wh© 3anw 
long needed a new ions* oi wendnp, nssw Sane ii. 
Ground was broken Tast ATsgnsi tow a !fe,«c»s> IssSS- 
ing, but the actual cost rfarATcJ fe/ixw. OS £kis>- 
amount, $2,475 w as to Esc raised em <SsiSsa&ssm 
day, when J. tM. HoGmam, tr# Tkrs KEesBSESi Ua., 
was present. He spoke three tSaagg te an 
audience which filled the saaia, so& ia mimster. Jib' 
the close we had over $-2,9<m», smS eSJ "were Tsappj. 
Brother Hoffman did a gos>S worfk fo? tza, ©tetr 
of three years of co-operstJOT sad stragg'te i&r a 1 
building we emerge with peace, KSs ami? vmfy 
C €. 



Bowling Gresn.,, ©. 

The Bowling Green $0>ioo) e3r.js-.da sei ypssri ss< 
new house of worship to the service off ffiw2 'a' 
Sunday, June 9, amidst gr-cai Teftsksis®. Ttea-£» 
a comparatively young «?,c<agTega&!», tesir i» Ssm)- 
owned three houses in tihe Sew fisasa %M=B!?p^&wt 
years of its history. r Sht 
new church is a consiMxffi- 
ous structure that aeuxas- 
modated easily 3,100 pee$5l'e 
on the evening it was <dtxB- 
cated. It is also the shokJ 
convenient and moffcirm 
church in the county. 

The weather was perfiefft. 
About ten of out cissigr®- 
gations dismissed their serv- 
ices at some time id S&re 
day so that they mighs csvsae 
and rejoice with us. ~&3 isx> 
means the least factor ia "fitea 
success of the day was fisas 
man who delivered 4hs seir- 
mons of the day. Z. 'S, 
Sweeney is certainly a otskb- 
ter hand at such occasiKEts. 
The people responded gJasSSy.. 
The amount raised <ter>- 
ing the day was $4,700, hvfli 
the spirit of unity and -wSB- 
ing service that prevaSsd 1 
was worth even more than t&e nrcsmey ^Vjkb. WiiS 1 
some gleaning and finaodsfl inEoaagameat' wet aayesS' 
the amount raised to puJ the esmgrESEtkas sssi tfi' 
debt. The property is TaJtaed at $22v»8*> asoS :'& 
cheap at that sum. It w SaeateS ea- ssrt «s5 fie 
most desirable corners in omr ssty, ssaS l aW tycit 
the work here on a plane that it hem- -sxvzj ®e--> 
cupied before. Ci>tr8 ©*asn^ uraasteK. 



Ohio Letter. 

ii rxtbe was -made in this letter recently that 
B: S. Beoilcr hod' resigned at Belle Centre. 
Stari wm true, but it has been retracted and on 
'JPSMsircKlsjr, July 11, Brother Beckler secured a 
pastors? belper in the person of Miss Frank Zel- 
Jit, cJ Coksaibtis. W. S. Priest witnessed the 
ssissmg of the contract. The church at Belle 
CaaiTe wiM now be served by a benedict instead 
c;^ s IjaehrfoT. By the way, lightning has struck 
is soother quarter among our Ohio preachers. 
Stos3se3tE3- MeDaniel, of Dayton, has also gone the 
■way 0$ bT3 the earth and taken a wife. May 

tSieae task-as be long, happy and useful. 

J. E. HffcCartney, of Bedford, has resigned and 
{ssa* t© Teaas on account of health. It was very 
fca-d to sever the ties that four years have made 
ad Bedford. He has done fine service and is 

sarrorsBHy beloved. AH Ohio congratulates 

!&s2- Liverpool and' Wellsville on the victory 
ewe? lifct saloons, Fifty-three were voted out by 
sr gB&d rrnmd majority at Liverpool and over 20 
s* WeSSviJlc When we remember that these are 
iafifestrial towns the victory is the more pro- 
ECTESScesJ. Of course Parsons Wise and Pruett 

2*z>d a Targe hand in the fight. Everybody who 

Dlsr) li-rj-d in Columbus- long knows of Dr. Star- 
ling Loviag. He is near 70 years old. Recently 

RECENTLY DEDICATED. 

Sweet Corners, Ontario. 

Tka Esa and beautiful building at Sweet Cor- 
rjsrs, Oni., was dedicated June 9, free from debt. 

2t wbs-' a • great victory for the church there. The 
^sfritc?. officiated, preaching morning and evening. 
17to I)S.' B. Btyon, more than to any other man, is 
S3eb- te-nssspSs 1 dtie. T. M. Van Horn. 

® 

Houston, Texas. 

jjfe- esw' Central Church, a property worth 
$^5ssea$ was- dedicated June 9. We called for 
$be>j£<i»& ia order to provide for the entire debt, 
asBtS ' £3 < twoaly-five minutes raised $21,000. F. M. 
SJaSrra- wos- with us. The membership is overjoyed 
■ssS' tSe ciiy is rejoicing with us. The location is 
J^te- fete* iss the city amd the building the greatest 
I31 tfce sooth among our people. It is thoroughly 
a-qp/tppeiii. There are twenty-six rooms, each com- 
pfffraii? forsiJsied' for its special use. Two or- 
fjnat^ two pianos-, an Estey pipe organ and 600 
sasjg £sg©5b a»>e tJie provisions made for helping 
fix pecple to smg praises to our God. Fourteen 




Hotf O a B tSm r (iBurofli a* EowMng Gree n, O. 



?3asndr®^ people cse. - ' tie comfortably seated in good 
-jivsf af; tie pulpit. 'She picture of Justin E. 
3btaffBL). out? living linft missionary, occupied a 
jsrEsanirsDi' piasa; on the platform and gave inspira- 
tssa to the serrices. We' have expected great 
i4zej^- cf' the E,oid and ha»ve received greater 
tiaa we expected". What he has given us in ma- 
tEsisS e^uipmrent we shall use simply as a means 
is tiff-end of' helping saints and aa-ving sinners. — 
Jii Wi SaaderEen. 



954 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



July 25, 1907. 



some one said to him, "Doctor, you are -getting 
pretty old to practice medicine, aren't you?" 
"Well, I don't know," said the doctor. "The 
people seemed to want me $25,000 worth last 
year." Yet one of our Ohio preachers, who is 
under 45, was told by an Ohio church recently 
that they preferred a young man. When the 
preacher gets to be 70 people want him only 
";n absence" and if he persists in living at that 
age he may have to live as an object of benevo- 
lence.- — —It is saddening to know that W. S. 
Priest, of Columbus, has had a slight stroke of 
facial paralysis. It is hoped by an immediate 
rest that he may not be incapacitated.- He will 
spend six weeks in Michigan hoping to regaia 

his strength in that time. J. H. Dodd, of 

Columbus, has also been laid on the shelf by a 
nervous breakdown. He has gone to Tennessee 
for two month's rest. J. H. Stone will supply 

Brother Dodd's place. Orilas G. White, of 

Huntington, VV. Va., has been vacationing in Ohia- 
He has been at the old home of himself and wife 

at Hebron. It is to be hoped that the preachers 

are remembering the conference at Hiram, 
August 5-7. W. J. Dawson will be the leading 
attraction. It will be a spiritual feast that will 
enrich the soul of the tired preacher more thasi 
anything he can do. . Let every preacher within 
reach of Hiram try to be there. The place is 
ideal, the fellowship will be sweet and the in- 
spiration uplifting. It is now Secretary Miller. 

July first marked the incoming of the new sec- 
retary. It is now Parson Bartlett, of Paines- 
ville. Governor Harris last week summarily dis- 
missed a member of the board of managers of the 
Ohio penitentiary for drunkenness. The time 
was when such a man would have been protected 
in such an act. But' "the world do move" and 

some men have to move too. Things are quiet 

along our Potomac just now. All are resting up 
for a vigorous fall and winter campaign. 

C. A- Fb*m. 
® & 
Kentucky. 

W. J. Cocke had a very good month's work. At 
Clay City and Mt. Carmel there were 16 added. 

Nine added by J. W. Masters. The house et 

Harlan Court House is nearing completion and 
the state secretary is expected to be present at 

dedication. J. Stuart Mill closed his work at 

Beattyville and has started to his home in Aus- 
tralia. Beattyville will be provided for as to 
preaching by Brother Holton. Latonia is mak- 
ing good progress for convention September 16-19. 

One added, as told by H. C. Runyon. C M. 

Summers began work at Jackson June 1. He is 
much pleased with the Breathitt county capital 
and thinks the outlook for good work encouraging. 

Robert H. Carter is preaching at Belleview, 

Boone county, and he says that the meeting of 

W. J. Cocke did much good. T. W. Harrison 

is helping J. W. Ligon in a meeting at Chatham- 
Two added and outlook good. L. T. Cole says 

that the Lebanch Junction work is moving on 

about as usual. Five added at the points for 

which O. J. Young preaches, Valley View and Ir- 
vine. Meetings to be held soon at both places. 

George D. Verco reports three confessions just 

before the meeting began at Clay City. H. L. 

Atkinson is doing some preaching in the regions 
round about Hazel Green and hopes for good re- 
sults. II. C. Bowen is to help J. P. Bornwas- 

ser and the Bromley church in a meeting at close 
of Sunday-school contest; 34 in school. Wells- 
burg, Bracken county, is doing very well, accord- 
ing to the account of their preacher, E. T. 

Hays. W. L. Lacy was busy much of the 

month and is planning active summer and fall 

campaign. One baptized by C. A. Van Winkle. 

He is to be sent by the Berea Christian Endeavor 

Society to national Endeavor convention. 

C. W. Campbell reports 21 added in Rockcastle 
county where he is doing some evangelistic work. 

D. G. Combs had a great month, 123 being 

added, a church organized and much other good 
done. He is now at Sandy Hook, the county 
seat of Elliott county, where we never had a 
congregation. He thinks one can be established 

now. Eleven added in the field of Eastern 

Kentucky occupied by Z. Ball. He expects to 
take an offering from every church he visits for 



state ehssmbs. K all our Eastern Kentucky 
men would. <&» t&at we could pay them better and 

have s»9ce Kt work. W. C Whitehouse was at 

Wortfc<7Jye one Sanday and matters are about as 
usual. — r-S. f. Short has recovered from the ter- 
ribfe sfcoc& ceased by the burning of his home 
and t<i?o feoys. The other son so severely injured 
has reoG^>eced. Brother Short is now at work. 
He gprpMCSzSes very much the sympathy and help 

extended feom by the brethren. Elijah Petty 

added ry daring the month. He is in a meeting 
at -Osesfeie* Grove, Boyle county, in the hills 
of tiiat oosEty, and will hold some other meetings 

wirSe tfbsre. H. W. Elliott preached 24 ser- 

meos et Sem different places. The collections 
araossated (So $424.84, an advance over last June; 
db£ bs£ C3S<zg& to pay the expenses of the month. 
We ase rcjKdJy nearing the close of our fiscal 
yeer. Mszsy good churches have not nad fellow- 
ship wftJi as. We need the help of all in order to 
close the year creditably. We plead for the fel- 
fowshjp of sES and earnestly entreat all the 
bretfa-ea fes tales prompt action. 

ir«sS£*awv Ky. H. W. Elliott, Sec. 

Hiram College. 

Tbs oaSSegys year just closed at Hiram has been, 
marked fcy some distinct and important steps. 
Wfcjle (he. deep religious and missionary spirit 
thst has so Bong pervaded the college life has 
been fsfi'y asamtained, two important enterprises 
naderiskicxM. during the year will tend largely to 
increase tSsst spirit. To meet imperative needs, 
the Pooeega Christian Missionary Society has 
arranged f<4c the establishment at Hiram of a 
Kosse sad Scholarship for the children of its 
misskwiari.es, wfeere they can be given necessary 
care casd ereersignt during the ' school age. This 
work: 53 fcj fee a memorial to our beloved mis- 
sionary psbaecir, G. L. Wharton, who died in 
India last November after nearly twenty-five 
years o£ service. F. W. Norton, who had been 
a stsoaessor of Brother Wharton in the pastorate 
zt £a£Eafo„ gsre up his pastorate with the Irving- 
toa c&sr«j!i at Indianapolis, Ind., to become the 
special u«crcsentative ot this work. The interest 
csa£iifesS«(£ tfercraghout the whole brotherhood 
piwscses ass early consummation of this enter- 
prise. Et isriHi conserve and augment the mis- 



sionary life of the college and serve to make the 
spirit of this missionary leader a part of the 
abiding spirit of Hiram. 

On Commencement day the Ohio Christian Edu- 
cation Society was organized. Its purpose is to 
create and foster interest in higher Christian 
Education and to further in any way the inter- 
ests of the College among its natural con- 
stituency. Mrs. Jessie Bro.wn Pounds is the 
president. Plans are already perfected for a vig- 
orous campaign. Any former student or friend 
of the college is eligible to membership. It is 
believed _ that a very large number will be glad 
to join in this new movement. 

In addition to the Marion A. Parmly prize of 
$100 to a member of the Senior class who is pre- 
paring for the ministry, three Marion A. Parmly 
scholarships for students for the ministry be- 
came available this year, being one of $75 to a 
Junior, $50 to a Sophomore and $25 to a Fresh- 
man. The Philo Sherman Bennett scholarship 
of $25 is awarded to a deserving young, woman. 
These prizes and scholarships will be awarded 
annually. It is hoped that others will be added 
soon for other departments of work. 

Probably no college in our brotherhood can 
show such long continued terms of service foi 
its faculty. The average period as professor at 
Hiram for eight members of its corps of instruc- 
tors is eighteen and one-half years. Constantly 
growing and thorough students, these men unite 
their influence with the newer members in pre- 
serving the spirit of independence and self- 
reliance that has so long characterized the scSiool. 

After a long term of useful service as presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees, Mr. C. B. Lock- 
wood retired at his own request from the Board. 
He is succeeded as president by Judge F. A. • 
Henry, of Cleveland, elder and Sunday-school 
superintendent in the Euclid Avenue Church of 
Christ. Mr. Wallace J. Ford also retired from 
the Board at his own request, after serving as 
trustee of the college and institute for more 
than fifty years. New members of the Board 
of Trustees are S. H. Bartlett, of Painesville, 
formerly secretary of the Ohio Christian Mis- 
sionary Society, J. E. Pounds, of Hiram, and 
Harris R. Cooley, director of Public Charities 
of the city of Cleveland. Mr. Cooley was elected 
to fill the unexpired term of Lewis John Wood, 
who died within the year. 

The attendance for the year was 254. The in- 
dications point to a considerable increase in the 
number of students in the fall term, which opens 
September 24. More than half of the students 
in attendance are making their own way, wholly 
or in part, while a large number are preparing 
for the ministry and the mission field. The mis- 
sion study class led by Prof. Charles T. Paul 
has had a prosperous year. 

The present high grade of work, conforming to 
the standards of the Ohio College Association, 
will be maintained. The friends of Hiram may 
expect her to equal and even surDass the splen- 
did record of the past. J. O. Newcomb. 



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955 



Louisville Bible School. 

The Louisville, Ky., Christian Bible School for 
our colored brethren held its closing exercises 
June 6, at the Christian Church, Thirteenth and 
Green streets. The music was under the direc- 
tion of Sister M. L. Mead. There were three 
graduates, F. C. Cothran, of Tennessee, and 
J. R. Johnson and William Worder, of Alabama. 
The program was rendered to the satisfaction of 
the intelligent audience that packed the house. 

The Ministerial Association (colored) sent two 
representatives, Rev. Harris, of the Congrega- 
tional Church, and Rev. Payne, of the A. M. E- 
Church. Some of the best talent in the Baptist, 
Methodist and Catholic Churches in the city 
assisted in the excellent music rendered. 

The young men delivered their sermons and 
addresses in an excellent, manner. 

President A. J. Thomson presented the 
diplomas and made a brief but splendid address 
to the graduates. 

Mr. Cothran is preaching acceptably for the 
Hancock Street Christian Church, where he has 
pastored more than two years. Mr. Worder will 
open a mission in Bowling Green, Ky., where we 
have less than a half dozen members. Mr. John- 
son for a while will supply at Twelfth Street 
Church and in other pulpits in the city. 

The work of the school has moved smoothly 
forward this year, and there are prospects for a 
good opening the next school year, which begins 
September 5- W - H - Dickerson. 

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A Good Meeting at Colemansville, Ky. 

A two-weeks' series of evangelistic meetings at 
Colemansville resulted in forty-five additions to 
the church, two by statement and 43 by confes- 
sion and baptism. There is also one man who 
made the good confession who is to be baptized 
later. J. Boyd Jones did the preaching and proved 
himself an able and earnest evangelist. The au- 
diences were so large that, though the church had 
been enlarged by means of a tent, the people 
could not nearly all be accommodated, yet the 
order and attention was excellent. There is a 
good working spirit among the members, the 
church is being remodeled, and the outlook for the 
future of the church is bright. 

Henry J. Lunger, minister. 

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The Work at Pond Creek, Okla. 

O. L. Lyon, of Newman, 111., came to take 
charge of the church at Pond Creek about the 
middle of May. He has just closed a three 
weeks' revival with 60 additions. However the 
accessions to the membership by no means meas- 
ures the good results of the meeting. The whole 
church has been revived and every line of work 
has taken on new life. Brother Lyon is a won- 
derful power, both as an evangelist and pastor. 

This was a hard field for any man to enter, 
as we have been without a pastor for nearly a 
year and a half, but Brother Lyon has proved 
himself to be the man for the place, and we are 
looking forward to the best year in the history 
of the church. William Garrison. 

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The State of the Cause in 
Missouri. 

(Continued from page 948.) 
state missions as an index of, the zeal of 
the Missouri brotherhood for the evangel- 
ization and Christianization of the people of 
our state, we have great reason to be hum- 
bled by the conclusion which is forced upon 
us. We are loth, however, to accept this 
view of the matter. But the fault lies some- 
where, and it is our duty to find out where 
it is, and, as far as possible, correct it. The 
probability is we shall find that the fault is 
' pretty well distributed, and it would be well 
for each of us to put the question which 
passed around among the Twelve, on a mem- 
orable occasion — "Lord, is it I?" But wheth- 
er in our churches, our preachers, our of- 
ficial representatives, or our methods, the 
trouble should be sought out, located, and 
remedied. 

4. We believe a careful consideration of 
the facts above mentioned will lead all 



thoughtful minds to a swaSsiatiksB tA &* 
supreme need of pirttsBg away a£8 ^Metering 
causes, and of giving «cts*3t®3 aad a?3 that 
we . possess in a fresih s&asecrstiivm feo the 
cause of Christ. There is raeswl to 35fS ©or 
eyes to God, the living God, w&emee «oraetb 
our strength, that he may forgive era ?>asi 
unworthiness and lead ss foriSh i® a« teslss 
and to new victories. la fc&e esertios ©f 
family altars which have feStea dcrsra; in 
the training and nurture e$ ©set eliJ«3rea in 
the Lord ; in a more ear®£s$ aaa3 system- 
atic study of the Bib}*; ia t&e ©foservance 
of "the quiet hour"; ia earnest arsd isaci- 
sive preaching whicJs searches tie con- 
science ; in the maMng ef *2s* services of 
the church spiritual aaz>d isagsresasve ; ss t&e 
enlistment of a large* zramke? «i U&e saen 
of our churches in tb* pfaye^meefciag, in 
the Bible school, and ia $&e 'srorii of the 
church, local and geEC?a3, tsts m&y Itaope to 
remedy these defects ia osr? jsractke asset to 
illustrate more perfectly ©ffiff sasoliaa* siza of 
reproducing, in oar «2sy av&8 ' generation, 
with all its victorious pewer, this Qaris-iJaia- 
ity of the Christ, asd a$ fc&e Hew Testa- 
ment. J- H. €MHnsOT. 

W. T. 



Christian 



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Union in Wests m Canada, 

(Continued fyraa pegs 5*37). 
meeting houses and xsos* g$ fts congre- 
gations — the local phst — uHe -we 'supply 
the evangelist. We hope ta> ha?c icsse or 
ten men at work in i&b way iffisg the 
year. 

While, so far, nothSag fcni cooperation 
is attempted, everybody feels teal maon 
is in the air. It stems to hs -cBBceatetJ by 
nearly everyone -on iboSa sMzs $Mt the 
question of name 5s t3se •coJy esse to be 
settled. Many of the Bapfete freely con- 
cede to us the superiority of ©off position 
on this point. In fiw Ksne-ra case the 
agreement is that s-cTJptara? names ossify 
will be used, but 1 believe Iche Sega? same 
has not yet "been deric?ee? upon. In the 
other cases, at Swan 3?iver ssa3 Yemnffion, 
there is, as yet, no xoTp&rzie araJssj of the 
congregations, and bad) rases its «mn jssrae. 
We trust to time to salve tMs- p&oMem for 
us. 

Negotiations are pezximg "hy wMsih -we 
expect to share the Jtferffrwes* JSapiisC 
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buttons $ .05 

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Coin silver charms ' 60 

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Solid gold charm t.50 

Solid gold charm, style D 1.75 

Solid gold charm, style A 2.50 

Watch fobs range from 25c to.. 2.00 

Therl we have unusually lovely Gift 
Badges, set with emeralds, pearls or 
diamonds, for $6.00. These are for 
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through an associate editor, who will be 
appointed by our board. 

The writer confesses himself pleasantly 
surprised at the fraternal spirit shown by 
o»r Baptist brethren. They are coming a 
long way to meet us. It will be noticed, 
too, that this movement has originated in 
<the congregations. The union structure is 
being built from the bottom up. This is 
the healthy way. 

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