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Vol. XL. No. 27. 



July 2, 1903. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



July 2, 1903 



The Christian-Evangelist* 

J. H. GARRISON, Editor 

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What We Stand For. 

For the Christ of Galilee, 

For the truth which makes men free, 

For the bond of unity 

Which makes God's children one. 

For the love which shines in deeds. 
For the life which this world needs, 
For the church whose triumph speeds 
The prayer: "Thy will be done." 

For the right against the wrong, 
For the weak against the strong, 
For the poor who've waited long 
For the brighter age to fee. 

For the faith against tradition, 
For the truth 'gainst superstition, 
For the hope whose glad fruition 
Our waiting eyes shall see. 

For the city God is rearing, 
For the New Earth now appearing, 
For the heaven above us clearing 
And the song of victory. 



CONTENTS 



Current Events 3 

Editorial: 

Freedom, Education and Religion 5 

The Wesley Bicentennial Celebration.. 5 

A Word to the Friendly Reader 6 

Poor Demas 6 

Easy Chair 6 

Notes and Comments 7 

Contributed Articles: 
The Army of Enthusiasts. Frank G. 

Tyrrell . 8 

The College and the Masses. W. E. 

Garrison. 9 

From Tent to Marble Palace. Paul 

Moore 10 

Bethany-The Mother of us All. F. D. 

Power 11 

What Keeps the Flag Afloat? (poem.) 

J. M. Lowe ... 11 

Piatt: A College Sketch. Edgar D. 

Jones 12 

Our Colleges: 

Berkeley Bible Seminary, 14. Bethany Col- 
lege, 14. Christian College, 14. Cotner Uni- 
versity, 15. Christian University, 15. Disci- 
ples' Divinity House, 16. Eureka College, 16, 
Hamilton College, 16. Hazel Green Academy, 
23. Kentucky University, 23. Texas Christian 
Unversity, 23. The Female Orphan School, 24. 
The School of the Evangelists, 24. William 
Woods College, 24. 

College Days (poem). Clerin Zumwalt.. 15 
News From Many Fields: 

Louisiana 17 

New York Notes 17 

Ohio 17 

South Dakota 17 

Nebraska 17 

Indian Territory 18 

Kentucky Letter 18 

Dedication at Long Point, 111 18 

Iowa Convention 21 

Bible College of Missouri 21 

C. W. B. M. in Missouri 22 

Dedication at Chapel Hill, Ind 22 

The Sunday-school 18 

Christian Endeavor .... 19 

Mid-week Praver-meeting 19 

Our Budget...' 20 

Marriages 22 

Obituaries 22 

Evangelistic 26 

Opinions of the Christian-Evangelist 27 

Family Circle 28 

With the Children 29 

Perfect Love (poem). Charles Blanchard. 30 

Being Popular • 30 



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"IN FAITH, UNITY IN OPINION AND METHODS. LIBERTY; IN ALL THINGS, CHARITY.' 



Vol. XL. 



July 2, 190 



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No. 27 



Current Events 



A Victory for 
Socialism. 



That the outcome of the recent Ger- 
man elections is a substantial victory 
for Socialism — or, more 
exactly, for the Social 
Democrats — is univer- 
sally admitted. That party, which rep- 
resents the anti-monarchical tendencies 
within the empire, has made a gain of 
at least twenty-five members in tin 
Reichstag, and the re-balloting in the 
close districts where this was neces- 
sary is showing even larger Socialistic 
gains. Together the Social-Democrats 
and the Liberals will have a delega- 
tion of one hundred or more and will 
constitute an opposition wing large 
enough to command respect and to give 
Chancellor Von Buelow no little trou- 
ble if it feels disposed. And it is 
just the sort of legislative group that 
does feel disposed to make trouble. 
It is significant that the success of the 
Socialists at this election was won on 
a platform of very moderate princi- 
ples. Abandoning the extreme posi- 
tions which we know under the name 
of Socialism, they stood for such mild 
reforms as these: "One'vote for every 
man and woman; a holiday on election 
day; payment of members of Parlia- 
ment. Responsibility of the govern- 
ment to Parliament; local self-govern- 
ment and the referendum. Substitu- 
tion of militia system for great stand- 
ing army. Freedom of speech and the 
press. Legal equality of the sexes. 
Disestablishment of the churches. 
Free non-sectarian schools, with com- 
pulsory attendance. Gratuitous legal 
proceedings. Free medical attend- 
ance and burials. Progressive income 
and inheritance taxes." 



Should] Servia's 
King Be Recog= 
nized? 



When Peter I, the new king of Ser- 
yia, entered Belgrade, it was in the 
midst of a friendly 
demonstration (per- 
haps spontaneous, per- 
haps carefully worked 
*up; nobody knows) but the diplomatic 
Representatives of the powers were 
Conspicuously lacking. Only the min- 
isters -from Russia and Austria, the 
"two rivals for influence in Servian af- 
fairs, graced the occasion with their 
official regalia. The others had press- 
ing business elsewhere. There has 
been no very general agreement among 
the powers yet as to their attitude to- 
ward the new king. They are waiting 



to see what will happen. If Peter set- 
tles down to the business of kingship 
and lives a decent life — which will be 
in striking contrast to his last two 
predecessors — they will gradually rec- 
ognize the new regime and forget the 
bloody episode with which it was in- 
augurated. The journalistic casuists 
have been busily discussing our gov- 
ernment's duty in the premises. Our 
government "should take the lead in 
disclaiming acquiescence in the Bel- 
grade enormity," says one paper; it 
"should refuse to recognize the blood- 
stained crown," says another. But 
alas, what crown is not blood-stained? 
What dynast}* did not originate in 
crime? What monarchy can say that 
its annals are free from the record of 
political murder? The Servian slaugh- 
ter was a wretched, dastardly crime as 
every murder is. In its details, it was 
worse than most murders. In its mo- 
tive, which was to rid the country of 
a king and queen who misgoverned 
and disgraced it, it was not nearly so 
bad as many murders. It is for public 
opinion and the moral sentiment of 
the people, rather than the govern- 
ment, to condemn the crime. The 
government is called upon neither to 
approve nor to disapprove, but only to 
recognize the present de facto king. 
This does not involve moral approba- 
tion. If it did, there would have been 
as good reason for recalling our min- 
ister from the court of Alexander as 
for refusing to recognize his succes- 
sor. 

In response to the urgent request of 
man}- prominent Jews in this country 
backed by a consider- 
able body of public sen- 
timent among the non- 
Jews, President Roosevelt has agreed 
to transmit through the State Depart- 
ment the protest against the Kishineff 
massacres which has been prepared 
and signed by many representative 
American Jews. This is certainly the 
humane thing to do; whether or not it 
is the diplomatically correct thing, is 
another question. It is very likely 
true, as has been stated, that the 
Kishineff affair is purely a matter of 
internal administration in which our 
government has no more right to in- 
terfere than the Russian government 
woiild have to protest against our 
lynchings. We may have our own pri- 
vate opinions about the connivance of 
the Russian government at the atroci- 
ties perpetrated upon the Jews, but 
our government is certainly not pre- 
pared to charge the Russian govern- 



A Protest 
to Russia. 



The Campaign 
of 1904. 



ment with complicity in actual crimes. 
A formal diplomatic protest origina- 
ting with the President or State De- 
partment would amount to such a 
charge and would lead inevitably to a 
rupture of friendly relations with Rus- 
sia. But in agreeing to forward this 
unofficial protest, our government only 
expresses in a general way its sym- 
pathy with the sufferers and its repro- 
bation of the crime against humanity, 
without committing itself to any theory 
as to the responsibility for the episode. 
On the whole, the President's action 
seems proper and justifiable. Its con- 
sequences are not apt to be very con- 
siderable, one way or another. The 
petitions will probably be returned un- 
opened — which is a way Russia has 
of dealing with popular protests and 
petitions — and there the matter will 
drop. 

Only one character looms up large 
as a certain factor in the presidential 
campaign of 1904, and 
that is President Roose- 
velt. His nomination 
is already guaranteed and a very large 
majority of both parties consider his 
election as certain as any political 
event in the future can be. It is stated 
that Mr. Roosevelt has asked Senator 
Hanna to manage the campaign and 
he will probably do so. But who is to 
be Mr. Roosevelt's running mate, and 
who are to be his opponents, are the 
vaguest kind of political uncertainties. 
Nearly every Republican politican of 
more than local fame has been in- 
formally nominated for the vice-presi- 
dency by his friends — or his enemies. 
The trouble is that nearly all of the 
men who are active enough and able 
enough to go through the campaign, 
are also young enough and ambitious 
enough to have aspirations for the 
presidency four or eight years hence. 
Men of this sort — like Senator Beve- 
ridge, ofilndiana, for example — do not 
care to go into the honorable oblivion 
of the vice-presidency, or to sell their 
presidential birth-right for a mess of 
vice-presidential pottage, for it is real- 
ized that a term of service as vice- 
president takes a man out of the pub- 
lic mind almost as completely as a 
foreign consulate. As to the Demo- 
cratic candidates, the subject is in- 
scrutable and very full of mystery. In 
commenting on Mr. Cleveland's al- 
leged statement that he does not want 
the nomination, Mr. Bryan in the Com- 
moner says that for once Mr. Cleve- 
land is in harmony with the party on 
one point. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



Joly 2, 1903 



In various cities, notably in St. 

Louis, there have been discovered 

, , „ recently astonishing 

Stolen Property. J . , ., ° 

cases of bribery and 

fraud in the securing of franchises. 
Some of the guilty parties have been 
sentenced to the penitentiary and, un- 
less the courts of appeal stumble over 
the technicalities, the chances are that 
some of the rogues, both bribers and 
bribees, will see the inside of prison 
walls. But the corporations which got 
the franchises by corruption still enjoy 
them, while their agents and tools pay 
the penalty of their dishonesty. The 
thief is caught, but the stolen property 
is not returned. Perhaps this is good 
law, but it is not good sense or good 
morals. We doubt whether it is even 
good law. The New York Supreme 
Court once decided in a case where a 
franchise had been secured by the 
grossest sort of corruption, that the 
validity of a franchise was not affected 
by the manner in which it had been 
obtained. But there is more sense in 
the old common law principle that the 
rightful owner of stolen property is en- 
titled to recover it even if it is found 
in the hands of an innocent party who 
has bought it from the thief in good 
faith. A franchise secured by bribery 
is stolen property. When the rascals 
are caught and convicted, the public's 
sense of justice is satisfied, but the 
public's stolen property is not restored 
unless the franchise so obtained can 
be declared invalid. Such a provision 
would be a powerful deterrent to those 
who propose to make stolen privileges 
the foundation of their fortunes. 



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It is generally admitted that a man 
is justified in taking a life to save his 

Bribery in ° Wn U ? if he is mur ' 

Seli-Defense. derously attacked. The 

question now is whether 
a public official is justified in practic- 
ing bribery to save his salary when a 
legislative attack is made upon it. 
Sam B. Cook, Secretary Jof State for 
Missouri, thinks bribery is justifiable 
under such circumstances. A bill was 
introduced in the Missouri Legislature 
four years ago to reduce the fees of 
the coal-oil inspector in St. Louis, 
which amounted at that time to over 
$10,000 a year. Mr. Speed, as he has 
recently confessed, paid an influential 
state senator $800 to defeat this bill. 
The transaction took place in the pres- 
ence of Sam B. Cook, who is now Sec- 
retary of State for Missouri. Mr. 
Cook's estimate of this procedure is 
that Speed did "what many honest 
men have done— permitted himself to 
be held up by a legislative sand-bag- 
ger." The epithet applied to those 
who introduce bills for the sake of be- 
ing bought off is highly appropriate. 
"Legislative sand-bagger' ' is a just and 
accurate title. But^we think Mr. Cook 
errs vary grievously when he describes 
as "honest men" those who allow 
themselves t« be held up in this man- 
ner and practice bribery to save them- 



Lynch Law 
Statistics. 



selves from loss. They may be re- 
spectable men, church-going men, 
prominent and influential business 
men, but honest men — no; not honest 
men according to any definition of 
honesty that is worthy of the name. 
Especially absurd is it to define Mr. 
Speed's procedure as a virtuous re- 
sistance to a nefarious assault, when 
it is remembered that the fees of his 
office which were in danger of being 
reduced were considerably too large 
and needed to be reduced. Unfortu- 
nately this view of honesty is not un- 
common among Missouri politicians of 
both parties. 

An accurate record of all lynchings 
reported in the United States since 
1885 has been kept by 
the Chicago Tribune. 
During these eighteen 
years there have been lynchings in 
every state and territory in the Union 
except Massachusetts, New Hamp- 
shire, Rhode Island and Utah. Dela- 
ware was on the list until last week. 
The total number of lynchings during 
this period was 2,516, or almost three 
every week for the eighteen years. Of 
the total number 2,080 occurred in the 
south; 1,687 of the victims were ne- 
groes, 801 whites, 21 Indians, 9 Chi- 
nese and 7 Mexicans. The death pen- 
alty has been administered at the 
hands of mobs for 114 different of- 
fenses. The figures year by year show 
wide fluctuation between 90 in the 
year 1881 and 235 in 1892. In general, 
taking the whole country together, 
there are more lynchings than legal 
executions. 

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Already the Fourth of July is in the 
air. Perhaps it is too late to offer any 
effective suggestions as 
to the manner and spirit 
in which the day should 
be celebrated, but one may at least 
express his sentiments on the subject. 
When the Fourth falls on Saturday, 
as it does this year, we enter about 
Monday upon that penumbral mar- 
gin of noise and excitement which por- 
tends the coming of the great day, and 
not until the following Saturday will 
we quite emerge from the shadow into 
the clear light of reason and sanity. 
This is unfortunate. The day con- 
tains such possibilities for the genu- 
ine culture of patriotism and even of 
religion, that one cannot but regret 
that it has been and is being so base- 
ly abused. What should be a halo of 
glory about it has become an aura of 
foolish disorderliness. There is no 
more patriotism about the average 
Fourth of July celebration than there 
is about a snow-fight or a football 
game. We are not pessimistic and we 
do not think that patriotism is on the 
decline, but the generality of people 
have less patriotism on the Fourth of 
July than on any other day in the year. 
They are so busy dodging fire-crack- 



Keeping the 
Fourth 



Brevities. 



ers and keeping out of the way of 
"nigger-chasers" and calming their 
nerves after the shock of an unex- 
pected torpedo explosion at their feet, 
that they have no time to think about 
their country or to be grateful for its 
independence. There are beginning 
to be signs, however, of a public sen- 
timent in favor of a quiet Fourth. The 
sentiment is not likely to bear much 
fruit this year, but it has our hearty 
approbation for the future. Surely by 
this time our nation has reached a 
point where it can be joyful without 
being barbaric and can express its ap- 
preciation of our laws and institutions 
without over-riding the same in a car- 
nival of reckless and lawless disregard 
of public comfort and public safety. 
For those of us who live in cities and 
cannot get away even for that day, the 
problem is becoming a serious one. 
Welcome the quiet Fourth! Let us 
have peace! 

The Philippine opium concession bill 
has not yet been finally acted upon. It 
has passed its second 
reading before the 
Philippine commission, but will not be 
definitely enacted until advices are re- 
ceived from Washington. The admin- 
istration is receiving many protests 
against the plan of authorizing an 
opium monopoly and selling the privi- 
lege at auction. 

At the dedication of a $100,000 Sal- 
vation Army barracks in Cleveland, 
O., Senator Hanna made an address 
and said if he had time to preach he 
would do it in the Salvation Army. 

The German federation of Catholic 
societies is fighting the plan to fur- 
nish free text books in the public 
schools, and have won the first round 
of their fight in Chicago by securing a 
decision of the court that the board of 
education has no right to use school 
money for this purpose unless au- 
thorized by special legislation. That 
the Catholic societies are opposed to 
free text books need occasion no sur- 
prise. Nearly everyone now admits 
that free text books increase the effect- 
iveness of the public schools. Of 
course they are against it. 

Sir Thomas Lipton is again in 
American waters with a new chal- 
lenger, Shamrock III, with which he 
will make another attempt to capture 
the cup in the international yacht race. 
The experts say that the new boat has, 
in her trial runs, shown much better 
speed than Shamrock I and II. Sir 
Thomas is a most persistent sports-/ 
man. Considering that it costs ir$ 
round numbers about $1,000,000 tf> 
build a yacht of this class and to mee]S; 
all the heavy expenses which the race ; i 
involves, it will be agreed that his 
three attempts amply prove his devo- 
tion. He has paid the bill for a great 
deal of pleasurable excitement enjoyed 
by an immense number of people dur- 
ing the yachting season. 



July 2, 1903 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



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Freedom, Education and 

Religion. 

These are the great words which 
have made our nation great and given 
it the high place which it occupies to- 
day among the civilized powers of 
earth. We are inclined to forget this 
in dwelling upon the greatness of our 
national domain and resources, and the 
Fourth of July is a good time to re- 
mind the people of the real source of 
our greatness. When Queen Victoria 
was asked the source of England's 
greatness by one of her subject princes 
in India, she handed him a copy of the 
Bible. The good Queen was right. 
That Book contains the secret of all 
true national glory and power — the 
germs of civil, religious and intellect- 
ual liberty. 

It seems altogether fitting that this, 
our Fourth of July Number, should be 
also an educational number. The pa- 
triotism which contented itself in form- 
er years with recounting the struggles 
which our forefathers had with Eng- 
land and with boasting of our superi- 
ority as a nation and our ability to de- 
feat any foreign power, while natural 
enough to the period of our national 
youth, is not adequate to the demands 
of our time. The newer patriotism 
must take heed of other perils than 
that of a foreign foe, even those which 
have assaulted and have overthrown 
many of the great powers of the world. 
We are not in danger to-day from the 
encroachments of any foreign power, 
but there are evils at work among our- 
selves that must be controlled or eradi- 
cated if we are to perpetuate our na- 
tional life and maintain the supremacy 
which we have gained among the na- 
tions of the world. Greed for wealth; 
the spirit of speculation growing out 
of this haste to be rich; the unscrupu- 
lous methods which are resorted to to 
increase profits; the lust for political 
power, for selfish ends; the corruption 
which prevails in public life; the low 
standard of morals which is set up 
in municipal government and in many 
of our state governments and which 
finds exemplification in many branch- 
es of the public service; the lack of 
public spirit and the willingness to 
subordinate the public good to private 
ends; the ravages of the liquor traffic, 
— these are the perils which confront 
us to-day and to which the newer 
patriotism must address itself. 

Our colleges and universities, to- 
gether with the common schools and 
academies which prepare the young 
for the higher courses, are really the 
bulwarks of the nation — its truest and 
highest defenses. Not one of the col- 
leges presenting their claims to the 
p lblic in this number stands for mere 
intellectual training. Every one of 
them understands that the develop- 
ment of the moral and religious nature 
is essential to freedom in its largest 
meaning and constitutes the most im- 
portant part of education. The same 
may be said of all the colleges estab- 
lished and supported by the churches. 



It is more or less true of all other in- 
stitutions of learning. The men who 
are at the head of our state universi- 
ties do not regard education as com- 
plete without the culture of the heart 
and the building up of character, and 
they are doing what they can to bring 
their students under the influence of 
religious teaching. It is in this view 
of the case that the public must real- 
ize its obligation to our colleges and 
give them that generous support which 
will enable them to accomplish the 
high tasks which are set before them. 

On the other hand, colleges and other 
institutions of learning must lay more 
and more emphasis upon that sort of 
training which will fit their students 
to meet and overcome these national 
perils to which we have referred. The 
college that does not inculcate true 
patriotism — the patriotism which is 
willing to sacrifice personal gain and 
personal ease for the good of our com- 
mon country, and that does not ground 
its students in those principles of 
morality and religion which will enable 
them to resist the temptations and 
perform faithfully the duties of public 
and private life, will not commend it- 
self to the sympathy and support of 
the people. If our institutions of 
learning are not to lift up higher ideals 
of citizenship and of public life, and 
furnish from among its graduates 
those who will embody these ideals, 
where shall we look for the needed 
help? Never was there a time when 
greater responsibility rests upon our 
higher institutions of learning than to- 
day. To them we are compelled to 
look for the leaders in the conflict 
which we must make with those evils 
to which we have referred. There is, 
of course, a corresponding responsi- 
bility resting upon the people and es- 
pecially upon the churches to so en- 
dow and equip our colleges as to en- 
able them to accomplish this work. 
& 

The Wesley Bicentennial Cele= 
bration. 

Last Sunday, June 28, was the two 
hundredth anniversary of John Wes- 
ley's birth. A celebration of that event 
was held at the Odeon in this rity in 
the afternoon at three o'clock. The 
large hall was packed, and on the 
platform sat the representatives of the 
various Protestant bodies in the city. 
The addresses were delivered by Rev. 
N. Luccock, D.D., of this city, and 
Rev. F. W. Gunsaulus, D. D., of Chi- 
cago. Both of the addresses were 
able, while that of the principal speak- 
er, Dr. Gunsaulus, was masterly. The 
chairman, Mr. Crawford, in some in- 
troductory remarks said that Mr. Wes- 
ley made $150,000 during his life by the 
sale of his works, and dying "left two 
teaspoons, a silver teapot, a well-worn 
preacher's cloak, a much-abused repu- 
tation — and the Methodist Church." 
The balance he gave away while he 
lived. Dr. Luccock said of Mr. Wes- 
ley that from his father he "inherited 
that strenuous moral fiber that enabled 



him to hold the sky-line of his convic- 
tions, and to bring his craft instantly 
into line with any polar truths that be- 
came fixed in his moral horizon." He 
said "Wesley's message to the a^e 
was the witness of the Spirit to the 
fact of personal salvation." Speaking 
of Mr. Wesley's leadership he said: 

"It is essential to any leader of a mighty 
movement that he be capable of great eman- 
cipations. Most men are not. They anchor 
early and stay anchored. The throbbing sea 
of life and thought may rock them, but it 
never moves them on and out. Now, nothing 
in John Wesley's character is more interest- 
ing than this capacity for emancipation, 
growth and new adjustment." 

Referring to Loyola and John Wes- 
ley as representatives of Roman Cath- 
olicism and Protestantism, Dr. Luc- 
cock said that "without doubt in the 
religious world the supreme rallying 
cries of the future will be two — that of 
the Roman camp 'Around the Ancient 
Church' and that of the Protestant 
camp 'Around the Living Christ.' ' 
We are sure Dr. Luccock is correct in 
this statement, and Protestantism is 
fast coming to the point when every- 
thing except the living Christ and ut- 
ter submission to Him, will be cast 
overboard so far as conditions of fel- 
lowship are concerned. 

Dr. Gunsaulus said that if Mr. Wes- 
ley had been a man of such striking 
genius or of such unusual gifts as to 
lift him above his fellowmen, we would 
not have been here celebrating his two 
hundredth birthday. It was the fact 
that being a man of no extraordinary 
genius in any particular direction yet, 
under God accomplishing such stu- 
pendous results, that made his life 
significant and his birth worthy of 
celebration. It was the fact that God 
was with Wesley, working in him and 
using him, that gave this occasion its 
significance. No condensed account 
can do justice to this able address. 
The following extract, however, may 
serve as a sample of some of his glow- 
ing sentences: 

"He made orthodoxy vital and liberal. The 
Holy Spirit is the guarantor of sound doc- 
trine. Christ never expected the faith to have 
safety or power except as the Spirit should 
take things of his ana show them unto his dis- 
ciples. 

"The worst heresy is unobeyed and unused 
truth. Wesley was a true liberal, for his 
mind, filled with the infinite Spirit, had as 
much i*ange upward and downward as it had 
to the right or the left. 

"Slowly but surely, philosophies and theolo- 
gies have learned that the pure in heart see 
God. They come to this man of flame and ut- 
ter their wisdom tb find it a commonplace of 
his mind and method. His idea of God was 
not the discovery of genius, but the revelation 
of life to life. Its hold upon scholarly men 
is not dependent upon learning from books, 
but the simple obedience and love which cob- 
blers and miners and all common folk may 
yet have." 

Dr. Gunsaulus argued that Mr. Wes- 
ley belonged to the twentieth century 
as much as to the eighteenth, for his 
idea of religion, experimentally veri- 
fied, is in harmony with the latest word 
of science, and his idea of education, 
as a development of individual person- 
ality, through the religious nature, is 
that to which the best minds of the 



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July 2, 1903 



age are now coming: "If anything has 
been demonstrated, it is that morality 
can not live without religion; that a 
gospel which does not reach and trans- 
form the masses will not refine and 
exalt the classes; .that faith in man 
and his improvableness will die with- 
out faith in God; and that God is a 
power to be experienced by love be- 
cause he is love eternal." 

No doubt Mr. Wesley served his age 
and generation. He had a message 
from God to the people of his time and 
delivered it with utmost fidelity and 
marvelous power. Hence his name 
and fame will endure. 

A Word to the Friendly Reader. 

In another place we print a number 
of commendatory statements from well- 
known brethren concerning the Chris- 
tian-Evangelist. We do not ordi- 
narily occupy much space with this 
kind of matter, but we feel that the 
circumstances warrant us in doing so 
now. Those who have felt it their 
duty to oppose the policy of the paper 
have been far more industrious in cir- 
culating evil reports against it, than 
we or our friends have been in present- 
ing its just claims on the brotherhood. 
But no paper has truer friends than 
the Christian-Evangelist, and all 
they needed was to know that there 
was occasion for speaking their mind. 
Some of- them have done so elsewhere 
in this number. Any paper might well 
congratulate itself on receiving such 
high testimonials from such men. 

We assure these brethren that their 
words {of appreciation fully compen- 
sate us^for the incessant labor which 
the paper has cost us, and for the 
heartaches which we have endured be- 
cause of the misrepresentations of 
ignorant or evil-minded persons who 
have done what they could to bring to 
nought the labors of a life-time. We 
would not continue the work of editing 
a religious journal that did not have 
the approval of such men. These, and 
hundreds of others like them, are men 
whom [the brotherhood delights to 
honor as leaders. 

And now we are entering upon a six- 
months' campaign to increase, by many 
thousands, the circulation of the 
Christian-Evangelist. Our plan is 
to work through our present readers 
who know'the paper and who believe 
its wider circulation would tend to the 
advancement of our cause. The pre- 
mium is offered to them as an expres- 
sion of our appreciation of their assist- 
ance. ■ Our specific request, therefore, 
to every friendly reader of the paper 
is, that he make an effort to send us 
at least one new name for the remain- 
der of this year, and as many more as 
possible. Your response to this ap- 
peal will be the best evidence you can 
furnish us of your appreciation of the 
paper, and your interest in the cam- 
paign to increase its circulation be- 
tween now and the close of its fortieth 
volume. 



Poor Demas! 

There is a touch of pathos in Paul's 
reference to his erstwhile fellow-work- 
er, Demas, in his last letter to Tim- 
othy. To this beloved son in the gos- 
pel, writing from his prison cell in 
Rome, he says: "Do thy diligence to 
come shortly unto me: for Demas for- 
sook me, having loved this present 
world." Poor Demas! [He had been, 
not only a disciple of Christ, but a 
preacher of his Word, and had been 
associated in service with the great 
apostle. His heart had felt the warm- 
ing and renewing influence of the grace 
of Christ, and had no doubt thrilled 
with tender emotion as he presented 
his claims to his fellowmen. What an 
opportunity opened up to him for great 
usefulness and for immortal honor! A 
fellow-laborer with Paul, he might have 
shared his chains, his imprisonment, 
his' martyrdom and his "crown of 
righteousness." He might have stood 
through all the ages as a shining ex- 
ample of undying friendship and of 
unwavering fidelity to Christ and his 
truth. But, instead of that, he "loved 
this present world" — its allurements, 
its prizes and its pleasures — and so 
turned his back upon that glowing fu- 
ture which opened before him, to be 
immeshed, and lost forever, in the net 
of worldliness! 

Demas might have withstood perse- 
cution, and even martyrdom, without 
surrendering his principles, but when 
"this present world," with its glitter 
and pomp, its fleeting honors and 
gains, presented themselves to him, he 
fell a prey to them as many another 
has done since his day. And so he 
fell from the high position of com- 
panionship with Paul, and fellowship 
with Jesus Christ, into the mire of 
selfish gain and temporary pleasure, 
forfeiting his soul and his crown of 
eternal life for the glitter of the world's 
wealth and pleasure. He parts com- 
pany with the noble and immortal 
group of heroes and apostles, and goes 
out into the world with this brand up- 
on him — "Demas forsook me, having 
loved this present world!" What ex- 
cuses he made for himself we may not 
know. He may have argued the in- 
salubrity of the climate of Rome, or 
the pressing needs of his business, but 
whatever excuse he made for himself, 
the apostle has no doubt assigned the 
true reason for his desertion — "he 
loved this present world." 

Again, we cannot but exclaim, poor 
Demas! How much he forfeited in 
turning his back upon Christ, and up- 
on his most faithful servant, to pursue 
the phantoms of earthly gain or re- 
nown! But has he any successors in 
our day? Are there any now living, 
with their names on the church roll, 
who once "tasted the good word of 
God" and felt "the power of the world 
to come" — who have become engrossed 
in selfish aims and pursuits, "having 
loved this present world"? We fear 
the number is by no means small. Oh, 
the alluring power of "this present 



world" over the human soul! How en- 
ticing sin is made! How stealthily 
does covetousness, or the greed of 
gain, steal upon the human soul, stifle 
all its finer powers and sensibilities, 
undermine its faith, quench its zeal, 
and paralyze its religious life! 

Paul was alone, poor, in prison, 
awaiting death because of his fidelity 
to his Lord and Master. How much he 
needed a friend, and how his great 
heart hungered for friendship and 
sympathy! And yet Demas, hardened 
by the love of the world, turned his 
back on the aged apostle, and left him 
to loneliness, to heartaches and to 
martyrdom! But are there not others, 
true and loyal souls, who have caught 
something of Paul's spirit, and are 
standing to-day for great enterprises 
associated with the advancement of 
the kingdom of God, whose hearts are 
hungering for the fellowship, sympa- 
thy and aid of their brethren? Are 
there not still Demases turning their 
backs upon these holy causes, and 
these heroic men, pleading the urgency 
of business, or some other reason, but 
loving this present world more than 
Christ and his cause? May the exam- 
ple of Demas cause an earnest search- 
ing of heart on the part of us all, as to 
whether we are in danger of being en- 
snared by "the love of this present 
world," to the sacrifice of our souls 
and our crown of righteousness! 

& 

Editor's Easy Chair. 

June was at its best. The blue sky 
and gentle breeze seemed to woo us to 
the wild woods and to the wilderness. 
We yielded to the wooing. The place 
of rendezvous from which the journey 
proper was to begin, was itself a 
Lodge in the wilderness, with no 
rattling, banging railroad in sight or 
hearing. A stout wagon, two spring 
seats, four folding cots to be used in 
emergencies, three passengers from 
the city and one — the guide and driver 
— a native of those parts, a "yellow 
hammer," as the natives are called, a 
tin cup, and'a supply of fishing tackle 
made up the outfit. It was three in 
the afternoon when the party set out 
from the Lodge to explore the wilds of 
Crawford and Washington, a part of 
the hill country of Missouri, and es- 
pecially to explore the piscatorial 
possibilities of a small mountain 
stream, known as "Indian River," a 
tributary of the Meramec. The term 
river is rather an ambitious name for 
so diminutive a stream, but the primi- 
tive inhabitants along its winding 
course, no doubt felt, as did the 
founders and promoters of some of 
our "universities," that it would grow 
in time to be worthy of the name. 
After fording the Meramec, whose 
waters came into the wagon bed, and 
following the valley of Brazil creek for 
a few miles, we had a steep mountain 
climb, which brought us to the sum- 
mit, beyond which, in the valley, 
flowed the little "river" whose fame 



July 2, 1903 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



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as a bass stream had attracted us 
thither. Through these' wild woods a 
few deer are yet found and wild 
turkeys abound. It would seem to be 
a paradise for the squirrel, the coon 
and the opossum. Down the steep 
grade of the mountain range we pass 
rapidly, and soon we hear the musical 



A 



The sun had now set, going down 
like a ball of fire behind the western, 
hills. The shades of evening were 
deepened by the dark forest, lending 
a solemn stillness to the scene. 
Nothing lay between us and a bedless 
and supperless night but the hospi- 
tality of some inhabitant of this 
region. But we were not uneasy, for 
Missouri hospitality, in the back- 
woods, can be relied on. Just as twi- 
light was deepening towards darkness 
we halted in front of a rather large 
frame house with a portico in front, 
when a portly, middle-aged man came 
down to the fence to greet us. Ex- 
plaining our needs and wishes to him, 
he replied, "Gentlemen, I am not rich, 
but you are welcome to the best I have. 
Come-in!" On inquiry we learned his 
name was Bass — an auspicious omen! 
That supper, consisting of fried ham 
and gravy, coffee, hot biscuit, etc., we 
would better pass by, as we do not 
care to say anything to reflect on our 
traveling companions! A sound 
night's rest in good beds, and a hearty 
breakfast in the morning, put us in 
good plight for the day's fishing. We 
found we had struck the stream too 
high up and must descend several 
miles to strike the best fishing. So 
following the clear, sparkling stream 
and pausing only where it formed 
deeper pools, for a cast, we soon dis- 
covered that there was a basis of fact 
for its reputation as a bass stream. 
The Easy Chair secured the first tro- 
phy, and soon we were all sharing in 
the good luck. By evening time we 
had secured a string long enough to 
satisfy our ambition and began to 
think of the return trip. And thereby 
hangs a tale. 

A 

Supposing we had shortened our 
journey homeward by dropping down 
stream during the day seven or eight 
miles, we were a little surprised to 
learn, on inquiry, that our Lodge was 
fifteen miles away across the moun- 
tains, and the sun was nearing the 
horizon. After a hasty council of war 
we decided to make as much of the 
journey as possible before night over- 
took us, and take our chances on find- 
ing the same hospitality we had met 
with on the previous night. Our guide 
told us of a place seven miles on the 
way, but as the family was one of the 
wealthiest in that part of the country 
he did not believe they would entertain 
us. We did not share this doubt, but 
pushed on in hope. There were neat 
little valley farms and humble cabin 
homes along the route, but we did not 
care to embarrass them by asking en- 



tertainment for four hungry, tired 
men. Many of these humble homes 
looked to be the abodes of peace, and 
of plenty to meet their simple wants. 
But at last the statelier mansion 
loomed up in the evening twilight, lo- 
cated on a hill with a fine view of hills 
and valleys. Our guide was still in- 
credulous and wished to press on to 
the Lodge, but we laid our case before 
the landlady, who is a widow now, and 
sheaniher family bade 11; welcome 
for the night, giving us supper, lodg- 
ing and breakfast — a breakfast in 
which our bass appeared to good ad- 
vantage and then disappeared. It 
does not mar the character of the hos- 
pitality extended to us on both nights 
that the people were willing to receive 
modest compensation, and it made it 
easier for us to ask it and enjoy it. And 
when we came to make that last seven 
miles across the mountains, the next 
morning, we were doubly grateful for 
the hospitality that had saved us 
from the perils of such a journey in 
the darkness. The guide had warned 
us that it was a bad road. The only 
thing wrong in this characterization is 
the word road. It was a dim moun- 
tain trail, with more ups and downs, 
loose boulders, fallen trees, and irreg- 
ular grades than we had ever seen be- 
fore in the same distance. Of course 
there were broken traces and brakes 
to be mended, but out of all these 
perils we were safely delivered, and 
reached our Lodge in time to assume 
the outward appearance of gentlemen 
before dinner. 

Such is life in the hill country of 
Missouri, in the counties of Crawford 
and Washington. Do we pity the peo- 
ple who live there? We are more in- 
clined to envy them. It is not a farm- 
ing country, to be sure, though there 
are many productive valley farms, but 
it is a stock raising country, with fine 
timber and purest of water. The 
springs we saw, gushing out of the 
foot of some hill or mountain, with the 
spring house below, through which 
the cold water£flows among the crocks 
of creamy milk and solid, yellow but- 
ter, brought back the memories of boy- 
hood days. We were pleased to notice 
an excellent quality of stock in the 
country, both hogs and cattle, and 
there was no evidence of want among 
the people, so far as material blessings 
are concerned. There seems to be a 
dearth of church privileges in, many 
communities. Here is a good field for 
home missions, and there would be 
little competition. Sufficient attention 
has not yet been given to fruit-growing 
in that section of the state, but 
increased railroad facilities would no 
doubt stimulate that industry. It is 
good to get away from the city to the 
unsophisticated country life, where one 
comes in closer touch with nature and 
nature's God, and learns to know and 
1 >ve the "common people," for as Mr. 
Lincoln said, "God must love the 
common people, because He has made 
so many of them." 



Notes and Comments. 

Attention has been called to the 
relative cost of battle-ships and col- 
leges. The "Oregon" cost $6,575,000, 
which is probably more than the cost 
of the material equipment of any uni- 
versity in this country. It costs as 
much to maintain the "Oregon," even 
in time of peace, as it does to operate 
a first-class university. A dozen good 
colleges could be built and maintained 
for what it costs to build a battle-ship 
and keep it in commission. Perhaps 
battle-snips are still necessary in the 
present stage of the world's progress; 
we do not argue that point. But the 
comparison shows how much cheaper 
the higher forces of civilization are 
than the cruder forces. No investment 
is more profitable than a college. 

One R. W. Rogers, of Hennessey, 
Okla., sends us some printed matter 
warning the people of the near ap- 
proach of Christ's second advent. As 
evidence of his infallible knowledge on 
the subject he says: "I say to you 
all that I know Christ's coming is nigh 
at hand, even at the door, for I have 
a Bible that shows me all about it. 
. . . I sound the alarm again that 
Christ's coming is at the door." Our 
prophet cannot "alarm" us by such an 
announcement as that, for we do not 
look upon Christ's coming as a calam- 
ity, but as a blessing greatly to be de- 
sired. 

■A 

Not the least of the good fruits of the recent 
Congress* is the fact that it became evident 
that the brethren occupy common ground on 
the subject of federation. The misunder- 
standing and consequent contention grew 
out of applying the name of a vague and in- 
definite something to a condition well under- 
stood, generally endorsed and of long stand- 
ing among us. The vague something is called 
"Federation," and the other thing is co-oper- 
ation. Brother Garrison discussed co-oper- 
ation under the name of federation, and he 
went about it with an earnestness — even re- 
sorting to exhortation, sometimes— that indi- 
cated that he supposed that some in the 
audience were hostile to the thing he was 
advocating, We have had the thing he was 
contending for ever since the denominations 
would allow us to co-operate with them. We 
were a little surprised that his paper did not 
deal with questions pertaining to division of 
territory, thinning out churches, supplanting 
a "church of one denomination with a church 
of another," and the like. We were gratified, 
however, that in answer to questions pro- 
pounded, he repudiated all these things, and 
expressed himself as opposed to them. When 
this was brought out all ground of difference 
disappeared, and it became manifest that, so 
far as we are concerned, the whole contention 
has been about words and names. — Briney's 
Monthly. 

Now that the address in question 
has been published in full in the 
Christian-Evangelist, our readers 
can see for themselves whether or not 
it "deals with questions pertaining to 
the division of territory, thinning out 
churches," etc. We have said from 
the beginning of the discussion that 
federation was only co-operation sys- 
tematized, made more permanent, and 
directed to more clearly-defined ends. 
It is gratifying, however, now that 
"the mists have cleared away," that 
there is little or no honest difference 
of opinion among us on the subject. 



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July 2, 1903 



The Army of Enthusiasts 



It is sometimes said that liberal 
learning paralyzes; that it makes men 
cold, arrogant, disdainful. Said a pro- 
fessor to a noted lecturer, "You'll 
never be a reformer; you know too 
much!" If the insinuation in that jest 
were true, that a measure of ignorance 
is necessary to a noble, soldierly life, 
then may we evermore be blessed with 
ignorance. But it is untrue; it can be 
only the proverbial "little learning" 
tha: is dangerous to a man's moral 
nature. Both in the pursuit of knowl- 
edge and its use, we need enthusiasm. 

There is no word in the language of 
nobler pedigree, en theos, inspired or 
possessed by the god; what is it but 
the incarnation, the Christian theory 
of life, that God dw T ells with us and 
shall be in us? We have lower words 
that convey a similar idea, vim, cour- 
age, intensity, but if a man has en- 
thusiasm he has all these and more. 
He has hope, resolution, patience, 
energy, cheer. 

The enthusiast is sometimes ridic- 
ulous in other's eyes. Poor old Arch- 
imedes was so charmed with his siren 
geometry that he neglected his meals, 
and took no care of his person. He 
was often carried by force to the 
baths, and when there he would make 
mathematical figures in the ashes, and 
with his finger draw T lines upon his 
body when it was anointed, so much 
was he transported with intellectual 
delight. Although the author of many 
curious and excellent discoveries, he 
desired his friends to place on his 
tombstone only a cylinder containing 
a sphere, and to set down the propro- 
tion which the containing solid bears 
to the contained! 

To be of real value, enthusiasm 
must be genuine; it cannot be success- 
fully counterfeited. That was a fine 
enthusiasm which burned in the hearts 
of Wesley and Whitefleld, and sent 
them like charioteers of a new-born 
millennium whirling through wilder- 
nesses and city centers. And it was 
infectious; it kindled the same sacred 
fire in other hearts. But there came 
times and people that counterfeited it, 
and the poor, miserable counterfeit 
injured the holy cause and discredited 
its promoters. 

The world's great hearts have al- 
ways been enthusiasts. Realizing that 
there is somewhat of divinity about it, 
Phillips Brooks exclaims: "Let us be- 
ware of losing our enthusiasm. Let 
us ever glory in something and strive 
to retain our admiration for all that 
would ennoble, and our interest in all 
that would enrich and beautify our 
life." 

Enthusiasm is indispensable to all 
worthy achievements. Of course, one 
may live without it, toil without it, die 
without it; just as he may live without 
ambition, or energy, or skill. But it 
will be a poor and wretched life, a sort 
of apology for existence. When it 



By Frank G. Tyrrell 

comes to high and noble living, to 
honorable service, to heroism and sac- 
rifice, then whatever we have or lack, 
enthusiasm we must have. 

Put your finger on great events, 
those milestones of human progress, 
those Ebenezers to the devout soul, 
and tell me where there is one which 
was not conceived, shaped and set up 
by enthusiasts. Abram was an en- 
thusiast when he left Ur of the Chal- 
dees; Jacob was more enthusiast than 
renegade, when he slept on his stone 
pillow under the great dome of an 
open heaven, as he still was when he 
served twice seven long years for 
Rachel and deemed them short for the 
love he bore her. Enthusiasm is the 
essence of prophetism, and there can 
be no forked, flaming tongues without 
it. Nehemiah, rebuilding the walls of 
Jerusalem, was an enthusiast. David 
was an enthusiast, whether leading his 
sheep by the brookside or tuning his 
harp or breathing his penitential 
psalms. 

Ever}* great invention scores the tri- 
umph of enthusiasm. Palissy, the pot- 
ter, by chance saw an enameled vase; 
he determined to produce a white en- 
amel. For sixteen long years he 
wrought in vain. Finally he consumed 
his last bit of fuel. Laughed at by 
his neighbors, overwhelmed with re- 
proaches, wife and children around 
him crying for bread, he fed his house- 
hold furniture into the furnace, piece 
by piece. He won! as the enthusiast 
always wins. Such a man would have 
burned the very marrow of his bones 
rather than confess a failure. Hugue- 
not as he was, he was assigned a place 
in the Tuilleries, and by the cruel 
Catherine personally exempted from 
the bloody St. Bartholomew. 

The elastic, enduring heat-and-cold- 
defying rubber garments we now wear 
we receive as the spoil of enthusiasm, 
from Charles Goodyear, another in- 
ventor who reduced his family to beg- 
gary before success smiled upon him. 
Wars are abominable; yet out of the 
bivouac, the alarm, the onset, the mur- 
der, have come, by the strange mercy 
of an overruling Providence, victories, 
revenges, rights, emancipations, liber- 
ties: and every honest, manly blow, 
every gleam of campfire and roar of 
cannonade and clash of conflict is 
part of the ceaseless roll of the drums 
in the march of the army of enthu- 
siasts. 

Even in the mimic world, enthusi- 
asm is indispensable to success. Char- 
lotte Cushman, Rachel, Mary Ander- 
son, Booth, Barrett, Irving, every one 
was a child of quenchless enthusiasm. 
Still more when you leave painted 
tragedies and tinsel and fustian, and 
descend into the world's valleys of 
tribulation or climb its mounts of an- 



Commenpement Address at 
Drake University 

guish, you march with the army of en- 
thusiasts. 

Enthusiasm sustains and communi- 
cates itself. Nothing the world needs 
more than sustaining power. Many an 
athlete jumps well, but he lights too 
quick! We have learned some things 
which we hardly dare to practice. We 
feel the brunt of the fight evermore be- 
tween the real and the ideal, the profit- 
able and the sacrificial. The world has 
learned the Ten Commandments; but 
it daily breaks every letter and sylla- 
ble, word and spirit, of both those 
awful tables. It has learned the Beat- 
itudes, but go down into the pits and 
mills and mines and say, has it learned 
how to translate them from the Greek 
of. the New Testament into the vernac- 
ular of daily life? 

Is there anything left to be enthusi- 
astic over? There is yourself, first, 
last and forever. Who and what are 
you? Dust standing erect, a living 
man with a heart to adore and a brain 
to understand God and his works — -is 
there any other miracle? Time, the 
universe, eternity, all are wonderful. 
But most of all, the world's work in- 
vites. 

Most of all, we need enthusiasm for 
growth. An egg is good, but a fledg- 
ling is better, and a bird soaring aloft 
on strong wing filling the air with mu- 
sic is better yet. The utilization of 
divine energy is yet to be learned, the 
gospel to be applied. The i and 
aim of commerce, manufacturer, gov- 
ernment and religion is a godlike man, 
You may boast of your learned profes- 
sors and your fine museums and labor- 
atories, but what kind of menfand 
women are you sending forth? God 
Almighty cares little for the fine fab- 
rics you are weaving in your mills, but 
he does have regard to the _:ind of 
characters your workmen are weaving. 
Courts of justice, halls of legislation, 
libraries, exchanges, must be approved 
or condemned according to their fruits 
in sovereign manhood. 

Go forth into a world yet young, into 
a world still swinging through tumults 
and battles and Gethsemanes; a world 
which still lifts its crosses, and waves 
its silken banners at the crackling fires 
of its martyrs. Go with the spirit of 
the old Norse warriors, whose one 
great humiliation was to die a natural 
death. They would sever their own 
arteries rather than brook the displeas- 
ure of their gods in the hall of Odin. 
The old king, dying, was put into a 
ship; the sails were set, the rudder 
lashed, the anchor lifted, tfcv prow 
turned seaward, and then the s,'iip was 
set on fire. And out into the wide sea, 
out into the sunlight and sunset, 
floated the funeral pyre, like a galleon 
rich with a cargo from spice lands, 
and thus the wild, heroic king died. 
How better can we die, than swept up 
on fiery chariots of enthusiasm for life, 
its problems and infinite possibilities? 



July 2, 1903 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



The College and the Masses 



It would be an interesting topic for 
some student of the history of educa- 
tion to study the relation of higher ed- 
ucation to the common people in suc- 
cessive periods. Where and when have 
the colleges and universities drawn 
fastidiously apart from the life of the 
men who toil, and made to themselves 
an aristocracy of learning, and what 
has been the result of such aca- 
demic superciliousness? When and 
where has the calm, colorless, scien- 
tific spirit prevailed so completely that 
scholarship forgot its mission of serv- 
ice, divorced itself from human inter- 
ests and enthroned science for sci- 
ence's sake? And when have the in- 
stitutions of learning most fully real- 
ized that learning finds its justification 
only in life, and that colleges and uni- 
versities are not ends in themselves, 
but are agencies for public service? 
The development of educational theory 
has concerned not only the method, 
but still more the very purpose of edu- 
cation. Better and larger ideas have 
been developed regarding the real ob- 
ject of educational discipline, and for 
nothing should we be more grateful 
than for this. 

In the mediaeval universities half a 
dozen centuries ago, there was a tur- 
bulent rabble of students organized on 
the most democratic lines, but recog- 
nizing no relation to the communities 
in which they were located except one 
of hostility. It was "town against 
gown x 'g and the broken heads and gory 
feat... -,, which told of fierce encount- 
ers between the ignorant ruffians of 
the town and the educated ruffians of 
the university, were types of the then 
current idea of the relation of educa- 
tion to the masses. 

A less barbarous but equally narrow 
view is seen in that attitude of intel- 
lectual exclusiveness, of which one 
might find illustrations without going 
to so remote a period as the Middle 
Ages. Cloistered virtue is half a vice, 



Extract from alumni address delivered at 
Eureka College, June 17. 



By W. E. Garrison 



and cloistered scholarship is but a 
scant half of education. 

We Protestants are ready enough to 
condemn that monastic withdrawal 
from the world which characterized 
nearly every phase of mediaeval Cath- 
olic civilization. Taking it as a whole 
and in its most palpable forms, we can 
see its folly and futility. We can easi- 
ly see that a saint who was satisfied to 
immure his sainthood in a cell or who 
fled to the desert that he might be sure 
of keeping his sanctified person un- 
touched by the contaminations of an 
evil world, was a saint with very grave 
limitations. That type of fruitless 
sancity has fallen out of favor in these 
practical modern times. No one who 
cannot harness his virtue to the world's 
needs or put his saintly shoulder un- 
der some corner of the world's burden 
and lift, need apply for canonization 
in the conclave of public opinion to- 
day. We have learned that piety, like 
money, is something not merely to get, 
but to use, and we give a man credit 
not in proportion to the amount he 
has, but in proportion as he makes it 
useful to the world. 

We have learned the fallacy of culti- 
vating religion for religion's sake, and 
in the light of that discovery, the mo- 
nastic ideal of the religious life is seen 
to be a hopeless anachronism. But is 
it so sure that we have applied the 
principle as rigorously in the field of 
education? Is not education for edu- 
cation's sake the implied, even if not 
expressed, principle which governs 
much of our thought about education 
and — what is more serious — much of 
the attitude of the college toward the 
general public, and of the general 
public toward the college? In how far 
is our educational program still viti- 
ated by the idea that culture is a kind of 
intellectual fastidiousness, an aesthetic 
squeamishness, which must needs call 
for its smelling-salts if confronted 



with a verbal infelicity, and can only 
withdraw, shocked and fainting, from 
the presence of a rude and unpleasant ' 
fact of life? 

The nineteenth century was a time 
of wonderful educational advance. 
Methods were improved, colleges mul- 
tiplied, standards raised, curricula en- 
riched, endowments enormously in- 
creased; above all, education was pop- 
ularized in a hitherto unprecedented 
degree. All of this has laid a solid 
foundation for the movement which I 
believe is to be the distinguishing 
honor of the twentieth century — viz., a 
more perfect co-ordination of this im- 
proved educational machinery with the 
social, commercial, political and reli- 
gious life of men, until neither in aca- 
demic nor in popular opinion shall 
there remain a vestige of the con- 
sciousness of that embarrassing gap 
between the college and what is com- 
monly called "practical life." 

To me, that alleged gulf between the 
life of the college and the life of the 
world even now seems vastly overesti- 
mated. Whatever may have been the 
case in other days, the college man of 
to-day is not an impractical theorist, 
not a rattle-brained doctrinaire, not an 
embodiment of erudite incompetence. 
Unquestionably the feeling of the 
aloofness and impracticalness of the 
college graduate, especially the recent 
graduate, has been — as Mark Twain 
said of the rumor of his own death — 
greatly exaggerated. 

And yet that feeling still exists. But 
it is taking a somewhat different form. 
That the graduate is abundantly able 
to take care of himself in the world's 
battle, and that his college education 
is a valuable asset in compassing his 
own personal advancement, is now 
pretty generally conceded. But this, 
after all, is not the main issue. The 
question is not whether education is a 
useful tool in the hands of selfish am- 
bition, but whether it makes a man a 
more valuable member of society, a 
( Contimied on page 31.) 



The Chosen Three. 

By John S. Martin. 

When Jesus heard the Jewish Ruler's cry 

And went to still the stricken parent's moan 

He took but Peter, James and John alone. 
So too we find the same disciples nigh 
To view His change upon the mount. And why? 

Had they been with Him till their lives had grown 

*i harmony and love so like His own 
Tliat on their faithful hearts He could rely 
For that He needed most— their sympathy? 

Ah! yes, it must be so:— they're called upon 
To linger near, in dark Gethsemane, 

And watch while He should pray till hope was gone. 
For such as they He yet hath need: — ah! me, 

Am I of stuff like Peter, James and John? 




A Class in Journalism, Christian College, Columbia, Mo. 



10 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



July 2, 1903 



From Tent to Marble Palace in Fifty Years 



Denver, The Beautiful. 

The land of gold, sunshine and 
swear-words will soon be the center of 
interest to thousands of Christian En- 
deavorers. No state in the union 
needs the impulse of that mighty 
throng more than does Colorado; no 
state can offer more charms for a brief, 
or even an extended summer holiday. 

When the glitter of Pike's Peak gold 
first drew throngs of adventurous 
spirits who toiled across the plains of 
Kansas and Nebraska, some with 
wheelbarrows, or push-carts, as they 
were called, some with ox-wagons or 
mule teams, such a city as Denver — 
now one of the most beautiful in Amer- 
ica—was beyond all dreams. Fourteen 
miles from the foot-hills, out on the 
prairie, at the juncture of a river that 
is not worthy of that title, and a creek 
that once engulfed cabins on its banks, 
but ought now to be watered artificial- 
ly during four-fifths of the year to keep 
it from blowing away, the site of Mac 
Gaa's cottage gave no promise in 1858, 
of the one hundred and seventy thou- 
sand of the Queen City of the Plains 
that is now the business mart andpleas- 
ure focus of a great region of peaks, 
passes and plains. Had a prophet told 
the men of '58 — for the first actual set- 
tlement of Denver was made on June 
24, 1858, of the great business blocks, 
the miles and miles of finely paved 
streets, the beautiful homes, the mag- 
nificent capitol, third finest among 
the states, the telephones and the rail- 
roads to and right across the Rocky 
mountains, they would certainly have 
voted him insane and taken steps to 
see that he did no harm. 

It was my good fortune, when in 
Denver, to happen upon one of the 
men who 

E,rected the First Tent 

ever put up on Cherry Creek, and it 
was right along side of the creek that 
I met him. There was nothing else 
to do but to take him up on the top 
of the lofty warehouse now standing 
where he camped and talk with him 
about the frontier days as we looked 
down upon the spot he had not visited 
for over fifty years. Then I took a sky 
line photograph of the city of to-day. 
Mr. J. F. Chavileer is now a prosper- 
ous Nebraska farmer. Born in Ohio, 
it was in 1856 that he got the gold 
fever, and with fourteen other men, 
started out from St. Joe, Mo. They 
were the first wagon party to reach 
the site of Denver, though some push- 
cart men had found Cherry Creek be- 
fore them. When he set out to return 
home three weeks later there were ten' 
acres of tents around the spot where 
his had whitened the plain alone. 

But the actual settlement of Denver 
was due to Dr. Levi Russell, a 
Georgian, who, with a group of Kansas 
men in search of the golden fleece, 
came to a standstill on Cherry Creek, 
June 24, 1858. Entering upon negotia- 



By Paul Moore 

tions with the Indians, through John 
Simpson Smith, a "squaw man" and 
William MacGaa, son of an English 
nobleman, and husband of a dusky In- 
dian beauty, a square mile of land was 
set aside for a town-site, the first stake 
being driven at what is now the corner 
of Larimer and 15th streets. The city 
that was not yet, received the name of 
St. Charles and the American genius 
for organization set to work. Though 
there was but one double cabin, town 
officers were elected, and a constitu- 
tion and by-laws adopted. But by the 
latter part of the year many had be- 
come discouraged over the lack of the 
yellow metal and returned east. A 
new constitution was adopted, and 
after some contention the west side of 
Cherry Creek was settled by 300 peo- 
ple in 1859, as Auraria. Shares, con- 
sisting of land lots were offered to 
anyone who would establish a news- 
paper and everything was done to en- 
courage thrift, enterprise and perma- 
nent dwelling. 

Then the arrival of a party from 
Leavenworth, Kansas, who took pos- 
session of St. Charles, deeding lands 
to those quiescent, and 

Dangling a Noose 

before the eyes of those who raised ob- 
jections, led to the establishment of a 
perfected organization and a united 
town under the name of Denver, in 
honor of the Kansas governor. Then 
the dawn of the new day was heralded 
by the whistle of the locomotive, which 
entered the city of five thousand souls 
on June 15, 1870, over what is* now 
known as the Union Pacific railroad. 
The dissolution of the union armies 
had turned the faces of thousands of 
veterans toward the trans-Missouri 
region and with the wonderful era of 
railroad building and the discovery 
that the highest forms of agriculture 
would flourish with irrigation, these 
western settlements took on the ap- 
pearance of permanency. 

A few other dates are of interest. 
In 1859 the Rocky Mountain News was 
published. The same year the first 
coach bringing express mail from 
Leavenworth arrived, the journey tak- 
ing ten days and the cost being 25 
cents per letter. The first telegraphic 
communication was on Oct. 10, 1863, 
when the rates for messages of ten 
words were: to Boston, $9.25; New 
York, $9.10; St. Louis, $7.50. In 1865, 
flour was selling in Denver at from $15 
to $20 per 100 pounds; 

Potatoes at $15 a Bushel; 

corn at $10 a bushel, and beef at forty 
cents a pound. At this time the fare 
from Denver to Salt Lake City was 
$350 and to California $500. 

With over 5,000 miles of railroad 
track in the state itself the Colorado 



of to-day offers as remarkable a field 
for social achievement as it has already 
proven itself to be for material achieve- 
ment. It may be called the nation's 
treasure house as well as its sanita- 
rium. Colorado's climate is as famous 
as its valuable mineral deposits. Its 
scenic attractions are perhaps more 
varied and more grand than those any 
state possesses. One misses the 
weirdness of Norway, and the charm 
of Switzerland's combination of water, 
mountain and sky effects. But if there 
is a little lacking in Colorado there is 
something added. Here we can see a 
nation in the making — developing raw 
resources, changing the very aspect of 
nature's fastnesses, planting new in- 
dustries, experimenting with political 
theories. 

Colorado's Greatest Need To=day 

is Christian Endeavor. Out there they 
will tell you it is water, that is, dis- 
tributed water. Irrigation is the talk. 
But the Christian man who travels in 
Colorado is grieved at the lack of 
Christian sentiment. Outside of a 
few cities, the evidence of its influence 
is much less than we ought to expect 
to see it. If a great big band of some 
of the best speakers and singers 
among the Christian Endeavor forces 
could be chosen and could spend a 
month in visiting the smaller settle- 
ments in Colorado just after the con- 
vention, holding open air services, the 
amount of good done can not be meas- 
ured. Political parties know the value 
of this kind of a campaign. I view 
with pleasure the visit of the united 
societies to Denver. That city, the 
emporium of the Rocky Mountain dis- 
trict, elevated exactly one mile above 
the level of New York harbor, is as 
deep in the mire of sin and moral deg- 
radation as almost any large city I 
have ever visited either in Europe or 
America. In my student days I lived 
for six months in the Latin quarter of 
Paris. Many years of newspaper experi- 
ence m London familiarized me with 
almost every inch of modern Babylon. 
In neither of these great cities is life 
more at loose ends than in Denver. 
Until Jan. 1, 1903, when I left, it was 
a greater 

Crim'e to Paste up a Poster 
or distribute a circular on the street 
without a license than it was to run a 
gambling house. The new governor 
of the state, Mr. Peabody, has declared 
his intention of leveling things up to 
the standard of the law. But he will 
need all the help he can possibly get 
from the Christian forces. 

The invading hosts of Christian En- 
deavor will have a tremendous effect 
on the whole Rocky Mountain district, 
where there are probably fifty saloons 
for every church. The first minister 
of the gospel to enter Denver was Rev. 
W. H. Good, a Methodist, who drove a 
four-mule team 600 miles. He was 
{Continued on page 25.) 



July 2, 1903 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



11 



Bethany — The Mother of Us All 



The sixty-second annual commence- 
ment of this time-honored institution 
has passed into history. The session 
just closed has been a prosperous one. 
Two hundred and twenty-one students 
have been enrolled. This number ex- 
ceeds by 45 that of any previous year 
in the history of the college. The class 
of young people, too, has been excep- 
tionally good, not a serious difficulty 
of any kind having occurred during 
the session. The president has stead- 
ily grown in favor with the people, and 
the faculty have done excellent serv- 
ice. For the first time in a number of 
years, no indebtedness was reported 
on current expenses, and an increased 
income and enlargement of the endow- 
ment funds could be announced. Im- 
provements of a necessary character 
were made in the buildings and 
grounds, and an electric light plant 
and water works for the college and 
town provided for. The $20,000 prom- 
ised last year on the second block of 
$50,000 endowment, conditioned upon 
the raising of that sum by June 16 of 
this year, was made good, the full 
amount having been secured, and $13,- 
800 is pledged upon the third block of 
$50,000 which the trustees have deter- 
mined to raise. When a quarter of a 
million is in the fund, we shall feel 
that Bethany has a secure foundation. 

The trustees were greatly encour- 
aged by the work done during the ses- 
sion. Those present were, Robert 
Moffett, J. W. Mulholland, Alexander 
Campbell, George Anderson, J. A. 
Campbell, W. H. Graham, M. M. Coch- 
ran, W. R. Enett, W. A. Dinker, J. J. 
Barclay, G. B. Scott, A. L. White, J.E. 
Curtis, Oliver S. Marshall, T. E. 
Cramblet and F. D. Power, Mr. W. 
H. Vodry, of East Liverpool, O., was 
added to the board. The trustees ap- 
proved the action of the executive 
committee in undertaking the change 
of commencement hall into a young 
men's dormitory. This hall was 
erected in 1870, at a cost of $35,000. 
It has always been a failure on ac- 
count of the wretched acoustic proper- 
ties. The trustees resolved to erect 
an up-to - date gymnasium on the 
campus which will provide everything 
needed for athletics, and a roomy hall 
for commencement exercises in case of 
bad weather, the closing festivities 
being held in fair seasons upon the 
campus. A handsome sum was sub- 
scribed toward the gymnasium by the 
trustees, alumni and friends present 
at commencement, and its erection, 
which is already assured, was received 
with enthusiasm by the student body. 
Old friends of Bethany cannot do bet- 
ter than to send on to President Cramb- 
lett an offering for this enterprise. 
Among the gifts received the last year 
toward the endowment was a generous 
one from Gov. B. B. Odell, of New 
York, an old student of the college. 
O. G. White, who has rendered excel- 



By F. D. Power 

lent service as financial agent, is con- 
tinued, i tm 
sHCommencement began Sunday, June 
14, with the baccalaureate sermon by 
J. G. Slayter, of Akron, O., and the 
president's annual address. Monday 
was the last chapel service, with fare- 
well words from the faculty, the exhi- 
bition of art students' work und er Miss 
Keith, and the elocution reci tal of the 
professor of elocution, Miss Cogswell. 
Tuesday was given to Field Day exer- 
cises and the annual exhibition of the 
American Literary Institute. Earl 
Wilfley was the speaker for the society 
and delivered a strong address on 
"Culture." Wednesday was devoted 



& & ^ ^ ^ 

What Keeps the Flag Afloat? 

By J. M. Lowe. 

What keeps our country's flag afloat, 
In heaven's air o'er land and sea? 
The flag that cheered the heart of 

braves, 
Who sleep to-day in nameless graves, 

The emblem of the free. 

It floated o'er the ship of state, 
That, trembling from its bow to keel, 
Passed safely through the surging 

sea 
Of civil strife and slavery, 

With Lincoln at the 'wheel. 

Our flag that led the forces on, 
When Yorktown's field was won, 
Is not kept floating on the breeze 
By boasting of our liberties, 
Or deeds of valor done. 

What keeps our country's flag afloat, 

The pride of this fair land? 

Not roll of drums, nor fife's shrill 

notes, 
Not shouts from half a million 

throats; 

Not "music by the band." 

We men who walk the paths of peace. 
Must still keep up the fight. 
Columbia's flag will keep afloat, 
By loyal deed and honest vote, 
By standing for the right. 

This is a day of crying need 
For true men both of heart and brain; 
Men who by love of truth are led, 
For when the love of truth is dead 
All effort is in vain. 

What keeps the Stars and Stripes 

afloat? 
The watchword of a chosen race, 
A man of strength and tenderness, 
A man who scorns that false success 

Accomplished by disgrace. 

This keeps Columbia's flag afloat, 

The flame of virtue in the heart, 

A tongue that dares to speak the 

truth, 
A life with love as strong as youth 

That bears a noble part. 



to the class day exercises, which in- 
cluded the usual features of history, 
grumbling and prophecy and the mu- 
sical department under Professor 
Moos. Thursday, as usual, was the 
great day of the feast. 

Bethany commencement weather is 
always fair. In the memory of the 
oldest Bethanyite, there have been fa- 
voring skies for her graduating class- 
es. The sixty-second commencement 
was not an exception. The day was 
an ideal one. In the finest of natural 
amphitheatres the seats were arranged 
on the campus at the north end of the 
building, with a covered platform for 
those having a part in the exercises. 
The Wheeling band discoursed sweet 
music, and the robins, cat birds, wrens 
and blue birds, with the occasional 
whistle of a partridge, or coo of a dove 
in the distance, filled in the intervals. 
A large audience gathered on the grass 
under the trees, and received with 
marked attention the well prepared 
and gracefully spoken addresses of 
capped and gowned graduates. 
Twelve were honored with the bache- 
lor's degree — six young men and six 
young women. The honor graduates 
were, Julia Elizabeth White, Odessa 
Klief Scott, Margaret Vaugn Curtis, 
Summa Cum Laude; Frank Downey 
Barger, Magna Cum Laude; and Wil- 
lis Elmore Pierce, Cum Laude. Five 
of the young men are preachers. Three 
post-graduates received the M. A. de- 
gree — George B. Evans, Arthur M. 
Growden and L. N. D. Wells, and the 
honorary degree of A. M. was conferred 
on Harry G. Hill. There were six 
graduates in the department of music, 
four in the commercial department 
and one in the school of elocution. 
One member of the class, Mr. A. G. 
Israel, of Ohio, died during the year, 
and a scholarship in memoriam was 
endowed by his parents for the educa- 
tion of 3 r oung men for the ministry. 
Altogether, the class was a strong one, 
and the' program was well carried out 
from the beginning of the procession 
from Pendleton Heights to the presi- 
dent's congratulatory address at the 
close. The festivities were all the 
more enjoyable because held in God's 
great out-of-doors, and the host of 
friends and commencement goers were 
made happy in the rich promise of 
better things for old Bethany. 

The alumni meeting was well at- 
tended and enthusiasts. Earl Wil- 
fley was chosen president and O. G. 
White secretary. A generous sum was 
raised toward the new gymnasium. 
The usual old stories, reminiscences 
and pledges of fealty were heard from 
the old boys and the new graduates 
admitted to the ranks. Among the 
old students in attendance, besides 
those named, were, V. H. Miller, S. T. 
Martin, P. B. Cochran, W. H. Oldham, 
W. H. Fields, R. L. Strickler, C. C. 
{Continurd on page 25.) 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



July 2, 1903 



PIATT: A College Sketch By Edgar d. Jones 



Donald Ethelbert Piatt was one of 
the man}' new names enrolled in "Cen- 
tral's" register at the opening of the 
fali term in 1890. We had heard of 
Piatt before. He and "Bishop" Wal- 
lace lived in the same town, and when 
"Central" had gone down to defeat in 
the oratorical contest for the third 
consecutive time the ire of Wallace 
was fully aroused. And since the 
"Bishop's" hair was of a most bril- 
liant hue, his ire 
meant something. 

"1 tell you, fellows," 
he said one day, "I am 
going to bring Don 
Piatt to 'Central' and 
put a stop to this 
thing." With this 
declaration he con- 
fided to his bos om 
friends, of whom I, his 
roommate, was one, that 
Don Piatt was a born 
orator, that he had won 
a number of local con- 
tests and was much in 
demand at patriotic as- 
semblies. We learned, 
too, that Piatt was pre- 
paring for the ministry, 
having disappointed 
some of his friends who 
desired him to study 
law. Wallace had also 
told us that Piatt was 
preaching successfully 
for two village churches 
not far from "Cen- 
tral." So Piatt came 
to us and was popular 
from the first. He was 
a manly looking fellow 
something over six feet 
in height and straight 
as an Indian. He had a 
big, firm mouth, that 
someway always re- 
minded me of that 
feature of Washing- 
ton's familiar portrait. His hair was as 
black as night and he wore it rather 
long. His eyes were dark and flashed 
fire when he was animated, while his 
voice was music in itself. Then he 
was much given to the wearing of a 
big black slouch hat with the crown 
crushed, in a style peculiarly his own. 

Soon after entering college Piatt 
joined the Union Literary Society, for 
the very good reason that "Bishop" 
Wallace was high in its councils. He 
at once made a fine showing in his 
society work. At the first session of 
the U. L's he declaimed "The Chariot 
Race" so effectively that it brought 
him an encore. This was significant; 
for to my certain knowledge in the 
preceding three years, five different 
men had essayed the same thing with 
little success. 

The time drew near for the primary 
that was to select "Central's" repre- 
sentative in the annual contest. The 



U. L's, without a dissenting vote, 
elected Piatt. The Athenians chose 
Powers, while the Webster Debating 
Club elected "Fatty" Thomas. 

We of the U. L's kept our eyes oper- 
and our ears cocked. We had no fears 
of Thomas. Powers was a new man, 
a junior, who had come to us from a 
sister college. Just what he had done 
we failed to learn. What the Athen- 
ians expected him to do we heard daily. 



Wallace, as he gT.ve a few finishing 
touches to his patent leathers. Then 
they left me. I made a strenuous ef- 
fort to keep awake until the boys re- 
turned, but failed signal!}-. About 
midnight I was awakened by a famil- 
iar yell. It was the U. L. boys' cry of 
victory. Piatt had won the primary! 




ribbons 

Hats 

in the 



"Piatt stood facing; the storm." 

Piatt, Wallace, "Buck" Willis, 
"Balbus," and Lynn Clarke and I all 
boarded at the same place, ana a 
happy lot we were, I tell you! Just 
ten days before the primary, measles 
broke out among the students. Five 
days later, to my utter disgust. I fell a 
victim; the only one of our crowd who 
had not been through the mill. The 
evening of the primary I was unable 
to be up and had to content myself by 
watching Wallace dress, and listening 
to the other fellows talking and sing- 
ing in the adjoining rooms. When all 
were ready to leave Piatt came into 
our "den," as we called it, looking 
splendid in evening dress. 

"De, this is tough," he said, as he 
sat down on the bed by me, "but if I 
win to-night you shall be my usher at 
the inter-collegiate contest. I did in- 
tend selecting Wallace, but we'll have 
to even things up, eh, "Bishop?' " 

"Take 'De' by all means," grunted 



It was the night of the Inter-Colle- 
giate Oratorical Contest. Harrison 
Chapel was filled with 
noisy beribboned dele- 
gations; set off here 
and there by fair al- 
lies, who waved stream- 
ers of gold and crim- 
son and blue. Five in- 
stitutions were repre- 
sent e d : "Bacon," 
"Wycliffe," "Cente- 
nary," "Harper" and 
dear old "Central." 
Since the contest was 
held at home that year 
our delegation was the 
largest, yet scarcely 
more enthusiastic than 
the visiting ones. 

As the hour for 
opening the exercises 
approached, the din 
became deafening. 
Banners were borne 
aloft. Canes decked 
with flaming 
wildly waved 
were tossed 
air. College yells were 
given with a vim. Now 
and then snatches of song mingled 
with bandying sallies were sung. 
In an ante-room we who were to oc- 
cupy the stage waited our cue to go 
on. Piatt and I, in common with 
several of our company, studied the 
program. It is pretty generally con- 
ceded that the first and last speaker 
are handicapped, though not always 
seriously so. The order for the 
evening ran as follows: 1. Mann, 
"Bacon." 2. Merrill, "Wycliffe." 3. 
Gardner, "Centenary." 4. Piatt, "Cen- 
tral." 5: Peckham, "Harper." 

"You have not fared badly for place, 
Piatt," I said. 

"No, I think" — but the sentence was 
not completed. Just then the orches- 
tra struck up an overture. 

"Let us go," said the chairman of 
the evening, and from out the ante-room 
we came, and on to the stage we went, 
an even dozen of us, counting the 
chairman and his usher. Our entrance 
was the occasion of a tremendous 
demonstration. Before us stretched 
out the sea of faces. "Balbus" and 
Lynn Clarke, "Buck" Willis and Wal- 
lace were seated in the midst of our 
contingent, and well down to the front 
at that. I said "seated," but only for 
a portion of the time. Every few min- 
utes with some twenty others they got 
up and shouted themselves hoarse 
with this: 



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"Where is he at! Where is he at! 
Where is the man! Where is the man! 
W T here is the man to beat Piatt!" 

"Balbus" had at least three yards of 
crimson ribbon knotted to a cane with 
which he was continually describing 
circles over head. Wallace held aloft 
a splendid crimson banner with "Cen- 
tral College" emblazoned in gold let- 
tering on either side. "Buck," whose 
voice was like a fog horn, seemed to 
be leading the chorus when the yell 
was given. Indeed, every loyal son of 
"Central" was helping to swell the gen- 
eral tumult of fervid college spirit. A 
few words from the chairman and the 
first orator, Mann, from "Bacon," was 
introduced. Then the "Bacon' boys 
arose and ranted: 

••Bacon! Bacon! Bacon! 
Ham! Ham! Ham! 
We'ii win! We'll win! 
Mann: Mann! Mann! 
Bacon Rah! Bacon Ree! 
Bacon College yes— sir— ee!" 

Mann's theme was "The Power of a 
Purpose." His delivery was only or- 
dinary and his thought not especially 
good. 

"No fear of him," I said to myself 
as he took his seat midst applause. 

Next came Merrill, "Wycliffe's" rep- 
resentative. His effort was better in 
everyway, still we of "Central" felt 
thus far Piatt had clear sailing, so 
much superior was he to the two who 
had spoken. Gardner, of "Cente- 
nary," was next to speak. From the 
moment he faced that audience I saw 
he was the man with whom we must 
reckon. He was fully as tall as Piatt 
and much heavier, but withal as 
graceful a man as ever stood on a 
platform. His oration was on "The 
Message of Alfred Tennyson," felici- 
tous in quotation, poetical in imagery, 
beautiful and fanciful in construction, 
it was attractively delivered. In ges- 
ture and attitude, Gardner was almost 
faultless. When, with the' poets own 
lines "Crossing the Bar" he con- 
cluded, it was amidst what was up to 
that time the wildest demonstration of 
the evening. There was only one ap- 
parent weakness in the speech to me. 
It was elegant, but soulless. Gard- 
ner's performance was like a splendid 
piece of statuary, polished, stately and 
beautiful, but lacking the warmth of 
life. I glanced at Piatt. He was pale, 
but smiling, and said to me earnestly, 
"Beautiful! He spoke in blank 
verse." Then Piatt's turn came. His 
subject was "The Uses of Adversity." 
Of course "Central's" boys fairly 
shook the chapel with the reception 
they accorded their idol, and I came 
dangerously near forgetting my posi- 
tion for the evening and joining in 
with them as they sent up a mighty 
shout: 

"Huh Gah Hah! 

Huh Gah Hah! 

Central! Central! 

Rah! Rah: Rah!" 

Mingled with the applause I thought I 
heard hisses. Then certain of it, for 
rising above the handclapping, came 
a full chorus of them like that which 
ensues from a serpent's den when its 
inmates are disturbed by an intruder. 
Louder and clearer they cut the heated 
air and I felt something arise in my 
throat. 

"He's a parson," some one yelled. 
"Rule the preacher out." "Take him 
off the platform." These and kindred 



cries filled the chapel. Piatt stood 
facing the storm straight and calm, 
but not smiling. There was a momen- 
tary lull and his musical voice began: 

"There is an angel called adver- 
sity whose" — then the disturbance 
broke out afresh and rose louder and 
fiercer than before. The chairman 
was on his feet by this time and with 
raised hand called for order. 

"Gentlemen," he almost shouted, 
"Gentlemen, are you beside your- 
selves? Let us have order! Let the 
speaker continue." Piatt calmly stood 
his ground, but his jaws were set and 
the red color was in his cheeks now. 
Somehow as I sat there and took in 
the situation, there came into my 
mind the incident in Wendell Phillip's 
life when the Faneuil Hall mob tried 
to cry him down. Piatt stood like a 
marble statue. The tide was coming 
back. There were cries of "Shame! 
Shame!" "Let him go on!" "Goon, 
Piatt, go on." Gradually the audi- 
ence became quiet. The disturbers 
saw their blunder. They had only 
succeeded in rousing sympathy for 
the young orator whom the}" had 
sought to arouse prejudice against, 
and disconcert, if possible. Piatt 
waited, waited till the hall was so 
still one could have distinctly heard a 
pin hit the floor. Then he began. Like 
oil on troubled waters his measured 
sentences fell on the listening ears;. 
The uses of adversity he declared were 
many and exceeding fruitful. He 
traced the careers of famed men. Their 
toil, bitter tears, afflictions — all of 
which were in the end but stepping 
stones to victory. Now his voice was 
full of pathos, now aflame with in- 
dignation, now deliciously soothing in 
apt quotation. Thus he swayed us 
with his eloquence, bringing tears 
more than once, and I felt my spirits 
rise with him as he rose on the wings 
of his talents. Perhaps he was more 
than two-thirds through when he sud- 
denly halted abruptly — only a few sec- 
onds of hesitation, but the torrent of 
language was broken, the limpid flow 
interrupted. I held my breath! Had 
Piatt's memory played traitor? Was 
all to be lost? Quickly and dramati- 
cally he took a step forward and, as it 
seemed to me, involuntarily, drew out 
with his right hand the white silk 
handkerchief from his shirt bosom and 
crumpled it in his palm. Atthe same 
time he swung his left arm upward, 
and catching instantly the thread of 
his theme went right on. I drew a long 
breath and glanced at the faces in 
front of us. I knew Piatt had dropped 
a half dozen sentences, but I saw at 
once that few if any realized it. 
But the slip was as a spur to Piatt. 
Perhaps he coupled with it the remem- 
brance of the hisses. However that 
may have been, he was now at his very 
best and at the most critical time, too. 
Splendidly and with consummate elo- 
quence he concluded with his final 
thought, expressed in that fine anony- 
mous poem, "The Water Lily": 

"O star on the breast of the river: 

O marvel of bloom and grace! 
Did you fall right down from heaven. 

Out of the sweetest place? 
You are white as the thoughts of an angel, 

Your heart is steeped in the sun: 
Did you grow in the Golden City, 

Of my pure and radiant one? 

Nay, I fell not down out of heaven; 
None gave me my saintly white; 



Slowly it grew in the darkness, 

Down in the dreary night. 
From the ooze of the silent river 

I won my glory and grace: 
White souls fall not, O my poet. 
They rise to the sweetest place." 

Piatt took his seat and O how the 
boys did cheer and yell and call! I 
could scarcely keep from making some 
demonstration mj'self, but he re- 
strained me, saying: 

"The thing isn't over yet. I came 
very near losing clear out." 

"Few noticed that slip, Piatt," I as- 
sured him. "You hid it most effect- 
ively." 

'"I am not so sure about that," he 
replied; "as I stepped forward I am 
pretty sure one of the judges made a 
note against me." 

Then came the last speaker, Peck- 
ham, of "Harper." He was fairly 
(good, too, but the pace had been set, 
and the audience was getting weary. 
Still, he received a goodly round of 
applause as he finished his speech. 
The contest was between Piatt and 
Gardner, we all saw that. The com- 
mittee withdrew for consultation. 

The orchestra began again. The 
noisy demonstrations were taken up 
anew. 

During the trying wait Piatt and I 
found diversion in reading the con- 
gratulatory messages sent up to him. 
Some of them were characteristic of 
the writer. This for instance: 

"Old man, you have done yourself 
proud," "Balbus." This from the 
"Bishop:" "Don, you'll win in spite 
of that lapsus and attitudinizing." 
No name was signed to the following: 
"Say, Parson, didn't you deliver one 
of your old sermons to-night?" 

From Prof. Goldwin, of "Central's" 
English Department, came this: 

"Accept my congratulations. Your 
oration was most excellent." 

We were getting nervous now. The 
climax was close at hand. Gardner 
looked confidant. His delegation was 
trying to out-yell our own and was 
succeeding pretty well. A burst *of 
applause! The judges had made their 
decision. One of them, a middle aged 
lawyer from the state capital, came on 
the stage to announce the winner and 
present the medal. The chapel became 
quiet again. I could feel little quivers 
running through my body. The mo- 
ment was intense. 

"I have a boy at home," began the 
lawyer. But the crowd thought they 
scented a long winded anecdote and 
the patience of such an audience is 
anything but proverbial. 

"We don't care if you have a dozen," 
some one cried. 

"Let him stay there," yelled an- 
other. 

"Give the medal to Gardner." "Give 
it to Piatt." "Let the preacher have- 
it." 

The lawyer laughed, but he was bent 
on finishing that sentence. 

"I have a boy at home and I never 
like to disappoint him. I regret that 
I have to disappoint a good many 
boys to-night." 

Here an uproar and cries of 
"Out with it." "Who won?" "Let 
us have the name." 

"In the judgment of the committee, 
the medal belongs to Mr. Donald E. 
Pi — , and then — Bedlam vied with Pan- 
demonium and everything was crim- 
son. 



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Our Colleges 



Berkeley Bible Seminary. 

Berkeley, Calif. 

The Berkeley Bible Seminary has 
had the best year in its existence. The 
year opened with the summer school 
at Santa Cruz in which Pres. J. W. Mc- 
Garvey and Dean Hiram Van Kirk 
gave each a series of lectures on the 
Acts of the Apostles, with enrollment 

of 119. 

At Berkeley the regular seminary 
work has been conducted as usual. 
Also Dean Van Kirk gave two courses 
as lecturer in Hebrew history in the 
University of California. 

Thus the institution has been able 
to do three grades of work. 1. Regu- 
lar seminary classes with an enroll- 
ment of 15. 2. University classes 
reaching in all 143 different students. 
3. A Sunday Bible-class of the Bible- 
chair grade reaching 20 students. 

In addition to the above, Dean Van- 
Kirk has served as chairman of the 
committee on religious work in the 
two universities under the state fede- 
ration of churches under which a 
course of lectures has been conducted 
and other work done. Thus a great 
open door has been providentially set 
before us among a body of 3,000 stu- 
dents coming from every nation and 
tongue under the sun. Now is the 
time for entering in. There ought to 
be no halting between two opinions 
among the Disciples of Christ in lay- 
ing hold of this opportunity. Hence 
the seminary has grave needs. There 
are 

1. A building to stand on the well 
situated lot as a permanent home for 
the work. 

2. An increased endowment in or- 
der to support at least two additional 
teachers to care for the great variety 
of students who come to us. 

3. A prompt emergency fund to 
make good losses in finances caused 
by the late unjust attack of the ene- 
mies of the cause of true education on 
our seminary. 

With thanks to God for his loving 
care and with keenest appreciation of 
the kindness of the great host of our 
brotherhood. 

Hiram VanKirk, Dean. 

Bethany College. 

Bethany, W. Va. 

Bethany College has just closed one 
of the best sessions in her long and 
honorable history. A year ago, our 
board of trustees unanimously voted 
that an effort be made during the sum- 
mer to increase the enrollment of the 
college to two hundred. This effort 
was entirely successful and the enroll- 
ment for the present session reached 
the unprecedentedly high mark of 221. 

This does not count the summer 
school students, which would make a 
total enrollment of students, for the 
year 260. During the past year more 



than $60,000 was secured for our en- 
dowment fund. We now have $100,- 
000 of productive endowment and 
eighteen thousand dollars that belongs 
to the college from a bequest which 
does not bring any revenue for the 
present. We have about $15,000 sub- 
scribed toward a third block of $50,000 
and we are making heroic efforts to 
complete this block within the next 
year. Our funds are invested perma- 
nently through the Mercantile Trust 
Co., of Pittsburg, Pa. Only the inter- 
est can be used for current expenses. 
The principle is not liable for any ob- 
ligations that may be contracted. 

Commencement Hall is being trans- 
formed into a boys' dormitory of 40 
rooms. The rooms will be large and 
airy. There will be baths and water 
on each floor. The building through- 
out will be lighted by electricity and 
every convenience and comfort to be 
found anywhere will be provided for 
the students. Prof. W. D. Turner and 
wife will reside in this hall and will 
have personal supervision over the 
young men. One floor will be given 
up to boys in the preparatory de- 
partment. A large study room will be 
maintained and these boys will be un- 
der the direct supervision of Prof. 
Turner. We believe that this plan 
will provide such care for boys as is 
not offered in many of our educational 
institutions. We shall give special at- 
tention to the preparatory department, 
and parents who have boys to prepare 
for college will find the arrangement 
at Bethany very satisfactory. 

A system of water works and electric 
lights for the college and village of 
Bethany is now being installed. This 
will be in operation by mid-summer. 
The long desired and longexpected rail- 
road to Bethany is now in sight. Several 
hundred men are at work upon the road 
and two and a half miles of this road 
will be ready for operation by the first 
of September, and the promoters an- 
nounce their intention of completing 
it through Bethany in the very near 
future. 

The outlook for Bethany College 
grows brighter constantly. Never, in 
years have there been so many inquir- 
ies from prospective students as at 
present. We confidently expect next 
year's enrollment to far exceed that of 
the past session. 

T. E. Cramblet, President. 

A 
Christian College. 

Columbia, Mo. 

The Renaissance of Christian Col- 
lege, which began with such earnest- 
ness some few years ago, is still going 
on. Many ideals having been realized, 
the goal is set forward, and there are 
greater achievements just before. The 
three splendid new buildings, which 
have been erected in the last four 
years, are but a beginning of what we 
hope for in the future. 

Last session 210 students were en- 
rolled, and of these 140 were in the 
boarding department. There were 



34 academic graduates and 9 in the 
special departments, making 43 in all. 
Twenty-three gold medals were given 
in various departments as a reward of 
special merit. Neary 100 girls identi- 
fied themselves with the Christian 
College Daughters' League and the 
Christian College, Auxiliary to the 
Christian Women's Board of Missions. 
The League is banded together for in- 
crease of spirituality and Christian 
work. The Orphans' Home in St. 
Louis has been the principal object of 
interest, and this benevolent work has 
reacted upon the lives of those enga- 
ging in it. Our auxiliary to the C. W. 
B. M. contributes regularly to the 
missionary cause and spends one Sun- 
day evening of each month in the 
study of missions. A fine missionary 
library is freely consulted. Year by 
year the course of study has been con- 
stantly improved. It now admits 
without further examination into ad- 
vanced standing in our State Universi- 
ty. A practical course in cooking, 
food-values, home sanitation and 
needle work has been introduced, so 
that nothing is neglected in the entire 
education of the daughters sent to 
Christian College. 

There is no reason why there should 
not be built up here, as a permanent 
landmark, a great western school for 
young ladies like the best of those in 
the east. Our western daughters 
should be educated in their home sur- 
roundings, and for life in this great 
Mississippi Valley. The friends of 
school days are the friends for life, 
and the associations of those days 
carry an indelible imprint into the 
future. There is something more in a 
college education than mere scholastic 
training. There is a cultus from 
association and surroundings that is 
worth more to a young lady than all 
else. This is obtained only in a first- 
class college atmosphere and is what 
we claim Christian College offers. 
For a young woman to be really edu- 
cated, she must grow in all the ele- 
ments of refinement, as . well as in in- 
tellect. A proper environment is, 
therefore, absolutely essential to the 
development of an all-round educa- 
tion. 

While expressing deep thankfulness 
for what has been accomplished in the 
past, and while profoundly grateful to 
all our friends for their help in schol- 
arships and donations, we trust there 
are still others who will liberally con- 
tribute toward expanding our work so 
that it may be equal, in every respect, 
to the demands made upon it. Chris- 
tian College has a right to claim a 
generous support. It has won this 
right through 52 years of unbroken 
usefulness. The property is all in the 
hands of trustees for the benefit of 
woman's education forever. In order 
to its highest usefulness the college 
should be liberally endowed, and we 
trust the great brotherhood of the 
state will furnish the means necessary 
to this end. Mrs. W. T. Moore. 



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Cotner University. 

Bethany, Neb. 

In nearly all respects the year just 
closed has been the most successful 
for the past eight years. The total en- 
rollment, including the colleges of 
medicine and dentistry, has been 
three hundred and twenty-five. Of 
this number, one hundred and fifty- 
two were enrolled in the literary de- 
partment. While the class receiving 
bachelor's degrees was smaller than 
for a number of years, the increase in 
the number entering regular college 
classes was marked. 

Much interest was taken in the de- 
partment of biblical study. Thirty- 
three were enrolled for Bible study 
with a view to the ministry. Many are 
already successful ministers of the 
gospel. A newly arranged course, 
called pastoral helpers' course, prom- 
ises much good. Many who do not 
expect to engage in the ministry desire 
preparation for Sunday-school work 
and such other practical drill and in- 
struction as is needed for pastoral 
help. A course of one year is arranged 
to cover this demand. A certificate 
will be granted at its completion. Not 
only the efforts of the faculty will be 
given, but other experienced and prac- 
tical workers will be called in to aid in 
making it successful. Many students 
are seeking preparation for a business 
education in connection with general 
culture. In order that this want may 
be more fully met, the commercial de- 
partment has been considerably 
strengthened. A suite of rooms has 
been furnished with desks, office fix- 
tures, typewriters and all other modern 
appliances. The attendance upon this 
department more than doubled last 
year, and it is expected to be much 
increased in the coming session. A 
normal course is sustained, and teach- 
ers are not only trained in theory, but 
in actual teaching. In fact, an effort 
is made to meet all wants of parents 
who wish their sons and daughters ed- 
ucated under Christian influences and 
in an atmosphere of safe and refined 
culture. No better or more thorough 
schools of music and expression are to 
be found in the west than those con- 
nected with Cotner. 

The former members of the faculty 
remain. One, a teacher of English, is 
added — Miss Rilla Lane. She is a 
graduate of Drake, has recently trav- 
eled and studied in Europe, and has 
had considerable experience. Profes- 
sor Young is now in the University of 
Chicago, taking special work in mod- 
ern languages. J. W. Hilton received 
the master's degree in philosophy last 
week at the State University of Ne- 
braska. All are ambitious to do the 
best work. 

Special efforts this summer and dur- 
ing the year will be made to arouse the 
attention of the brotherhood in this 
part to the need of loyally sustaining 
the school, not only. financially, but by 
sending their sons and daughters here. 
With such help, great advances may 



College Days, 

By Clerin Zumwalt. 

[Written for the banquet of the Gamma 
Sigma Literary Society at Washburn Col- 
lege.] 
The days may go as waters flow, 

In shadow or in light, 
But on the shore we nevermore 

May find a scene as bright 
As the gladsome scene of college days, 
For the stream oft flows in darksome wcys. 

We love to pass through the camp us gr'ss, 
'Neath the elm end cedar shade. 

We love to stroll on the grassy knoll 
And watch the daylight fade, 

And the college bell as the shadows fall 

Proclaims a victory won at ball. 

The moonlight gleams with its silver beams 

On the vines and rugged walls, 
And the soft lights stray like a dream of 
day, 
Through the leaves where the night bird 
calls, 
And on the breeze, from the farther side 
Of the "Shunganung," the echoes ride. 

But years must pass and scenes must 
change, 
And the campus elms must die, 
And newer days with faces strange, 
Must pass where the shadows lie, 
While Washburn's halls grow old and gray, 
Where the mosses cling and old vines 
stray. 

Those halls themselves must pass away, 

And newer buildings rise, 
And ages pass and stones decay, 

With broken human ties. 
While generations come and go, 
As the tides of ocean ebb and flow. 

But the mind that in these halls gave birth 

To Genius, ne'er can die, 
For knowledge rules the lords of earth, 

Tho' centuries may fly. 
And the soul that lives for its fellow-men 
Can never sink to the dust again. 



Last year was a*striking example of 
this. The session opened under the 
most favorable conditions. The Uni- 
versity building had been thoroughly 
renovated and refurnished at an ex- 
pense of about $4,000. The attend- 
ance was 50 per cent larger than dur- 
ing the preceding session, 37 of the 
students were in the ministerial de- 
partment and confidence had been 
completely restored, when, on the 
afternoon of March 23, fire completely 
destroyed the noble building that had 
done service for just fifty years. 
Within ten days after the fire, the citi- 
zens of Canton had subscribed $15,000 
for a new building; the insurance had 
been collected, other subscriptions 
had been and are being secured from 
the friends of the university, plans 
for a larger and more modern struc- 
ture were made and sadness gave 
place to hope. The old building con- 
tained 16 rooms, the new one will con- 
tain 27, including a chapel with 400 
seats, a library, a museum, three 
laboratories for biology, chemistry 
and physics respectively; a gymnasium 
for women, a gymnasium for men, 
social rooms, study rooms and enough 
class rooms to accommodate our pres- 
ent faculty of 14 members. The build- 

£& <£ 

BIT HIM. 

If it Had Been a Bear. 



^ ^ ?& f& ^ 

be expected in the halls of Cotner dur- 
ing the coming year. 

W. P. Avlsworth, President. 

A 

Christian University. 

Canton, Mo. 

For fifty years the school has been 
educating the sons and daughters of 
the church. The results have been 
most gratifying. More than 500 minis- 
ters of the gospel have received in- 
struction, while those students who 
did not become ministers are usually 
leaders in the congregations of which 
the}* are members. The student preach- 
ers, while still in college, usually re- 
port from 700 to 800 conversions an- 
nually and the good they are doing is 
incalculable. 

Christian University, like all our 
schools, has had its periods of depres- 
sion and hardships, but all these have 
been safely passed, because of the 
loyalty of the students, faculty and 
board of trustees. 



Sometimes it is good to be in a posi- 
tion where you can turn around to your 
shelves and take down food that is a 
rebuilder and life saver. A prominent 
grocer of Murrysville, Pa., had heard 
so many of his customers praising the 
food Grape-Nuts that he finally gave it 
a trial himself. He says: "For several 
years up to 16 months ago I was hardly 
fit for business from indigestion which 
"also affected my head. My brain was 
dull and I could hardly keep my books. 

"One day I heard one of my custom- 
ers praising the food Grape-Nuts so 
highly that I wondered if it would fit 
my case, so I took a package from the 
shelf and said that I would use it, and 
even if it failed I would not be much 
the loser. 

"But before I had finished that one 
package such a change came over me 
that I thought it wonderful, and by the 
time three packages had been eaten I 
had changed so you would not believe 
it if I told you about it. My head grew 
clear and my mind strong, and my 
memory was very much improved and I 
was well in every respect. I can only 
give you a faint idea of all the good 
the food has done me. It is all I eat 
for supper nowadays, and the rest of 
my family think as much of it as I do. 
Truly it is a great food, and if it were 
not a great food it would not have 
done me so much good and have such 
a tremendous sale in my store." Name 
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, 
Mich. 

Send for particulars by mail of ex- 
tension of time on the $7,600.00 cooks' 
contest for 735 money prizes. 



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July 2, 1903 



ing is to be heated by steam, lighted 
by electricity, thorougly equipped with 
electric bells, speaking tubes and all 
other modern conveniences. The con- 
tract for the entire building was let 
more than a month ago, and we expect 
to occupy the new structure early in 
the fall. 

The work of the university was not 
interrupted for a single day by the 
fire. Four of the churches in Canton 
were generously tendered us, and the 
work went on as if nothing had hap- 
pened. Not a single student left us 
because of the fire. Seven students 
were graduated from the full course in 
June. The next session will open on 
Sept. 22. Carl Johann, President. 

A 

Disciples' Divinity House. 

University of Chicago. 

The total attendance of ministerial 
students in the Disciples' Divinity 
House for the year just closed was 50. 
Of this number three graduated with 
the D. B. degree, and one with the A. 
M. The income available for opera- 
ting expenses amounted to about 
$1,500. New gifts to the institution 
for the year amount to $1,500; $500 was 
given to reduce indebtedness. 

The institution is hopeful that at 
least $50,000 will be given for endow- 
ment, and $50,000 for fellowships 
and buildings before the centennial 
celebration. 

Errett Gates, Secretary. 

Eureka College. 

EureKa, 111. 

The attendance of students in Eu- 
reka College during the past year was 
eleven per cent greater than that of the 
year before. There has been a steady 
gain in the attendance for the past 
four years. Of the graduates from the 
collegiate department this year seven 
are ministers of the gospel. One of 
them is a colored man, Henry A. Cot- 
terell, who goes back to his native Ja- 
maica to preach and teach among his 
people. He is able, energetic and 
scholarly, and we expect to hear a 
good account of him in that field. An- 
other, John M. Home takes up the 
work with the church in Brockton, 
Mass. Wm. H. Kindred goes to Mich- 
igan to enter the service of the state 
missionary board. Robert H'. Newton, 
who won the prize in the Illinois Inter- 
collegiate Oratorical contest last year, 
goes to take the pastorate of the 
church in Chester, England. Orlen 
L. Smith becomes the pastor of the 
church at Flanagan, 111., and B. S. 
Wray, of the church at Lanark. Rol- 
lin D. McCoy will enter upon a year of 
special study, and will then go to 
the foreign field as a teacher, under 
the direction of the F. C. M. S. An- 
other of the class, J. D. Deihl, goes to 
Germany for a two years' course in the 
German language and literature, to 
prepare himself for teaching. 

It will be seen by the above that a 
large proportion of the class, 14 in all, 



go at once into the work of preaching 
or of Christian education. This is 
true of the classes of former years in 
a remarkable degree. Space will not 
allow the mention of all who are filling 
pulpits, or of those who are occupy- 
ing important positions as teachers. 
More than eighty of the alumni of 
Eureka College are now actively en- 
gaged in preaching, and scores of 
others are so engaged who received 
their education in her walls, but did 
not, for various reasons, complete the 
course. Seven of her graduates and 
several other of her children are labor- 
ing as missionaries in the foreign 
fields. 

The work during the past year was 
satisfactory, both as regards the in- 
dustry and progress of the students, 
and the freedom from insubordination 
and rowdyism. "College spirit" mani- 
fested itself in most honorable and 
amiable ways — such, for example, as 
the voluntary making of about eighty 
dollars worth of cement walk on the 
campus by the senior class. The work 
of the literary societies is carried on 
with an enthusiasm which has put 
Eureka College first in the intercol- 
legiate oratorial contests almost unin- 
terruptedly for the past seven years. 

The prospect for attendance next 
year indicates that there will be a 
larger increase over this year than was 
the attendance of this year over that 
of last year. More friends of the col- 
lege are bestirring themselves in her 
behalf than ever before. The member- 
ship of the Illinois Christian Educa- 
tional Association is rapidly growing, 
and the entrance of J. G. Waggoner 
upon the work of its field secretary in- 
spires universal hope and confidence. 
B. J. Radford. 

Hamilton College. 

Lexington, Ky. 

Hamilton College has just closed a 
most successful year, having had a 
fine attendance and graduating an 
academic class of 36 students — the 
largest in its history. 

Beginning with July 1, 1903, the in- 
terests of Hamilton College and Ken- 
tucky University will be allied. This 
does not mean that Hamilton College 
is to be merged into Kentucky Uni- 
versity. It does not mean co-educa- 
tion for Hamilton in any sense. Ham- 
ilton is to remain a separate institu- 
tion, distinct and apart, with its own 
buildings, its own faculty, its own 
graduating class. It simply means 
co-operation between two established 
institutions. 

By this combination both colleges 
can be greatly strengthened in their 
work. A far higher grade of instruc- 
tion can be given at Hamilton College 
than has ever been given before. 
University professors will offer courses 
of instruction at Hamilton to the 
young ladies of that institution, pro- 
fessors who are able to command 
salaries that could never be paid at 
Hamilton College. 



The young ladies will have these ad- 
vantages without additional expense. 
They will also have access, always 
under the strict chaperonage of their 
instructors, to the libraries, labora- 
tories, gymnasium, and other equip- 
ment of a large university plant. 
This will give the opportunity of a 
high grade of collegiate instruction, 
always under the close supervision of 
their professors and always with the 
additional advantages of the same 
strict seclusion which they have 
hitherto possessed. 

This plan means that the standard 
of work done will be elevated and the 
young woman who finishes the course 
at Hamilton can take full credit for 
what she has done if she desires to 
pursue more advanced work in the 
University or in eastern colleges. 

The outlook for the future of Hamil- 
ton under the presidency of Mrs. 
Luella Wilcox St. Clair, is most prom- 
ising. The school has just issued its 
(Continued on page 23.) 

SURE, NOW. 

The Truth About Coffee. 



It must be regarded as a convincing 
test when a family of seven has used 
Postum for 5 years, regaining health 
and keeping healthy and strong on 
this food drink. 

This family lives in Millville, Mass., 
and the lady of the household says: 
"For eight years my stomach troubled 
me all the time. I was very nervous 
and irritable, and no medicine helped 
me. 

"I had about given up hope until 5 
years ago next month I read an article 
about Postum Cereal Coffee that con- 
vinced me that coffee was the cause of 
all my troubles. I made the Postum 
carefully and liked it so much I drank 
it in preference to coffee, but without 
much faith that it would help me. 

"At the end of a month, however, I 
was surprised to find such a change in 
my condition. I was stronger in every 
way, less nervous, and at the end of 6 
months I had recovered my strength 
so completely that I was able to do all 
of my own housework. Because of 
the good Postum did us I knew that 
what you claimed for Grape-Nuts must 
be true, and we have all used that de- 
licious food ever since it first appeared 
on the market. 

"We have 7 in our family and I do 
the work for them all, and I am sure 
that I owe my strength and health to 
the steady use of your fine cereal food 
and Postum (in place of coffee.) I 
have such great faith in Postum that 
I have sent it to my relatives, and I 
never lose a chance to speak well of 
it." Name furnished by Postum Co., 
Battle Creek, Mich. 

Ice cold Postum with a dash of lem- 
on is a delightful "cooler" for warm 
days. 

Send for particulars by mail of ex- 
tension of time on the $7,500.00 cooks' 
contest for 735 money prizes. 



July 2, 1903 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



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^€ News Fron\ Many Fields ^ 



Louisiana. 

The seventh annual convention of the Dis- 
ciples of Christ met in Baton Rouge June 16- 
19. This was the largest and most enthusi- 
astic convention ever held by our people in 
this state. The growth of the work in Louisi- 
ana during the past year has been marvelous, 
and there were abundant grounds for rejoic- 
ing. Over 500 additions, and nearly $15,000 
raised for all purposes. This is a glorious 
report for such a difficult field as Louisiana, 
and where we have only about a dozen 
churches. When the convention last year ad- 
journed to meet with the Christian church at 
Baton Rouge (where we at that time had no 
congregation) some of our brethren in other 
states asked if it were presumption or faith. 
Later developments have shown that it was 
unbounded faith, for we sent our evangelists 
there, and when the convention assembled it 
found them holding the fort with 62 additions 
and the meeting only in the height of its in- 
terest. A splendid, centrally located lot has 
been purchased with the assistance of the 
church extension board for $3,000, and the in- 
dividuals in attendance upon the convention 
made the young congregation a present of 
over $1,800 as a starter on their building fund. 
Our program was splendid, such persons as 
Benj. L. Smith. G. W. Muckley, G. A. Faris, 
Jno. Dearborn, Geo. L. Snively, and Miss 
Bertha Mason delivering addresses. 

According to precedent and now established 
policy, the convention adjourned to meet next 
year with the Christian church at Alexander, 
where we have at present no congregation at 
all. W. O. Stephens. 

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New York Notes. 

While we have not as many churches in the 
empire state as in some others, yet we rejoice 
in the fact that every church in the state save 
one, is a missionary church and in co-operation 
with the New York Christian Missionary 
Society. A church planted in New York 
means something for our cause, and the large 
growth of our brotherhood here in proportion 
to the membership shows what may be done 
in the east. It is not because the east is too 
conservative, but because ice have been too 
conservative that we have not more churches 
here. This state has one-tenth of the popula- 
tion of the United States and is the grandest 
mission field in America. We send mission- 
aries to heathen lands and pay their expenses 
(God speed the day when we shall send ten- 
fold more). The Lord seems to look upon our 
solicitation for the heathen with great favor, 
for he is putting it into the hearts of millions 
of them to come to this country at ilieir own 
expense. But when they are at our door we for- 
get we have a duty to them. There are thou- 
sands upon thousands in New York state who 
are as ignorant of the gospel as the Hottentot. 
There are many thousands more who are 
ignorant of the simplicity for which we plead. 
To neglect a great, strategic and needy field 
like New York with its teeming millions, for 
fields with one-tenth the population is as irra- 
tional as for a woman to sacrifice a good, 
warm winter coat that she may wear a boa 
about her neck. There are 104 towns and 
cities in New York with a population from 
3,000 to 100,000 that have no congregation of 
Disciples. 

We could fill both Chicago and Philadelphia 
with people in New York who have no oppor- 
tunity of hearing our plea. The city of New 
York contains one million more inhabitants 
than the state of Missouri. That great city 
has but six congregations of Disciples of 
Christ, while Missouri has nearly seventeen 
hundred. If our plea is right, it is Tightest 
where there are the most people to be reached 
by it. Let us not become self-satisfied with 
the growth in the central states. May our 
eyes be opened to the great Macedonian cry 
of the east! Come over and help us! 

Your correspondent is making a tour of the 
churches in New York in the interest of an 
onward movement in aggressive evangelism. 

We rejoice to learn that the receipts for 
foreign missions have gained $15,000 during 
the first eight months of the year. If $7,000 
more is gained between now and Sept. 30, the 
coveted $200,000 will be reached. It ought to 
be reached. With the resources we have it 
ought to be doubled. I received a letter from 
a friend who is pastor of a United Presbyte- 
rian church the other day. His congregation 
averaged $4.50 per member for missions last 
year. The missionary spirit ought to increase 
in proportion as people attain nsore of the 
truth. We believe we have our vision cleared 



for the truth. Let us remember that the New 
Testament church was on fire for the evan- 
gelization of the world. For clear vision to see 
that truth I fear we can neither claim original- 
ity nor pre-eminence. If we could the members 
of our faithful home board, would not now 
have such a great burden of anxiety on their 
hearts for fear the homework will have to suf- 
fer retrenchment. 

The June meeting for central New York 
was held at Pompey, June 12-14. Both the 
meeting and the fellowship were exceptional. 
It was a two days' feast of good things. 
Bro. A. B. Chamberlain, our pioneer preacher 
who has been in the ministry 40 years, was the 
life of the meeting. He is a young man of 72 
summers and can preach the gospel with 
power and freshness. We were greatly edi- 
fied bv his splendid sermon on "Be ye Per- 
fect." 

The church at Syracuse, W. D. Ryan, pas- 
tor, began a mission last Lord's day with 53 
present at Sunday-school. This looks like a 
good opening for a new church. 

The church at Gloversville is in a good 
meeting with W. J. Wright, eastern evangel- 
ist. 

The South Butler church where F. H. Reed 
is pastor, reports nine additions recently. 

The writer is visiting the churches of the 
state in the interest of a new evangelistic ef- 
fort and increased loyalty to state work. 
Will begin a meeting at Cato July .5. 

All aboard for Wellsville for the state con- 
vention, Sept. 24-28. 

Stephen J. Corey, Cor. Sec. 




Church at Alexandria, Mo. 



Ohio. 

Accusation was made in a recent letter 
against West Virginia, for getting two of our 
Ohio preachers. We have "got back" at 
them once. J. F. Stone, of Huntington, W. 
Va., has packed his effects and told the rail- 
road to take them to Findlay, O., where he 
will begin his pastorate July 12. We con- 
gratulate Findlay and heartily welcome 
Brother Stone. 

Geo. A. Ragan, our new state evangelist, 
closed the McConnellsville meeting June 22, 
with 48 additions, thus making 72 members in 
the new church. He goes to Byesville July 
12, to begin a tent meeting, in which J. E. 
Hawes will donate the singing. After this a 
similar effort will be made at Caldwell. 
Building enterprises will be launched at 
both places. 

R. W. Abberley and C. A. Freer preached 
farewell sermons at Columbus last Sunday. 
They came to Columbus at the same time 
over five years ago. Then there were two 
churches with about 650 members. Now there 
are four churches with about 1,100 members. 
Next Sunday Brother Abberley will begin at 
Portland Avenue, Minneapolis, and C. A. 
Freer at Collinwood. 

H. C. Boblitt, who preaches half time at 
Wellston, will give the other half to the 
church at McArthur. 

Bellefontaine recently entertained the na- 
tional German Baptist or Dunkard Confer- 
ence. The attendance ran into the thousands. 
These people are simple and whole-hearted 
Christians, but they have some very peculiar 
notions. Much time was consumed discus- 
sing the orthodoxy of a sack or frock coat, 
bonnets, beards, etc. High collars' for men 
were "turned down." Life insurance was 
branded as dangerous. Photographs were 
condemned as steps toward idolatry, yet the 
local papers had no trouble in finding half- 



tone cuts in the preacher's grips. The poor 
working men of Denmark were advised not 
to join labor unions till the standing commit- 
tee could investigate trades unions. Just 
what these men are to do for bread during the 
year of investigation was not settled. These 
people are honest to a fault and pay as they 
go, but spend no money unnecessarily. They 
are in the world, but not of the world, and 
glory in the fact till it almost becomes idol- 
atry. Missouri gets the next conference. 

A. Martin, of Muncie, Ind., will supply at* 
the Central Church in Columbus during July. 

C. A. Freer. 

Collinzcood, O. 



South Dakota. 

The Lord's work at Miller is in good condi- 
tion at present. There has been one confes- 
sion since our last report; four in all since we 
began our work. Our Bible school is taking 
up the second revival plan, having completed 
the first, with its membership doubled. The 
C. E. is wide awake. The ladies' auxiliaries 
are doing good work. Our audiences ar«e en- 
couraging. Bro. J. A. Seaton, of Brookings, 
delivered one of his splendid lectures, "That 
Boy," here recently, woich was well accepted 
by those who heard him. The writer de- 
livered the memorial address in the Opera 
House to a large and appreciative audience. 
We are improving our parsonage and will 
soon begin remodeling our house of worship. 

I have been absent in a two weeks' meeting 
at Highmore, closing June 21. The church is 
without a pastor, as Bro. H. B. Baldwin has 
resigned his work there. Notwithstanding a 
smallpox scare, sickness and three deaths, 
and a commencement exercise we had a good 
meeting, and left the brethren in good spirits; 
one confession. They will call a pastor soon. 

Bro. Burt Dawson has taken ut> the work at 
Wessington. The brethren are"well pleased 
with his labors, and we expect good reports 
from that church in the future. 

Bro. Howard Sweetman and wife are visit- 
ing Mrs. Sweetman's parents here. We are 
planning for an early meeting this fall. 

Miller, S. D. A. O. Swartwood. 

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Nebraska. 

G. J. Chapman reports additions at York 
every Lord's day for six weeks last past. 
Number not given. Brother Chapman was re- 
elected corresponding secretary of District 
No. 6. Out of a district apportionment of 
$21.30, he collected $19.34. No. 6 is the only 
district that has paid more than the appor- 
tionment of the churches for state work. 

Edward Clutter is working in the interests of 
Corner University this summer. He baptized 
a lady at Blue Springs on the 18th. J. E. 
Wilson, of Wilber, will visit Wymore soon. 
E. J. Sias and F. McVey are in a rousing 
meeting at Exoter. They had to leave the 
church and go to the opera house for room. 

District No. 6 held a very interesting con- 
vention at Exeter, and No. 5 the same week at 
Belvidere. Both districts are asking for some 
changes in missionary districts. This is 
needed in all the western part of the state. 
Bro. D. G. Wagner, of Chester, is the new cor- 
responding secretary of No. 5. Work was 
planned for the early fall or late summer. 
No. 4 will be in session at Magnet, beginning 
June 26. 

The secretary assisted at the dedication at 
Overton on the 14th. Attended both conven- 
tions of Nos. 5 and 6. Presented state work at 
Broken Bow on the 21st. Will attend Iowa 
state convention and be at Masrnet on the 
28th. 

June 30 will close the missionary year 1902-3, 
and another will be opened July 1. It has 
been a good year. There has been much 
work done, and yet there was more to be 
done. The cry for work to be done has not 
abated. Apparently the demand will never 
be satisfied. But in the meantime we are do- 
ing the Lord's will. Send up an offering for 
state work. We "nave paid our bills through- 
out the year. We want to go up to the con- 
vention with a report that says no debt hangs 
over us. The pastor of the church at Bea- 
trice says that if other churches will join 
them, that congregation will assist in bring- 
ing up the deficit that now seems pending. 
This church has already given the most of 
any church in the state. "This double giving 
will not be necessary if the churches that 
have done nothing or only a portion of appor- 
tionments, will come to the front and do their 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



July 2, 1903 



duty. It is a sad situation when congrega- 
tions will allow other and often weaker 
churches to do a work that they should do. 

Now for the state convention. Let us keep 
talking about it. The date is Aug. 4-9. The 
place is Bethany Camp Grounds. The rail- 
road fare will be as follows: For ail places 
within 200 miles of Lincoln, one fare plus 50 
cents. Where this extra 50 cents would make 
it one and one-third fare, that will be the 
rate. That is, from all points 50 miles and 
less from Lincoln the fare will be one and 
one-third for the round trip. No certificate 
required. On sale Aug. 4-12, and good to re- 
turn till the 14th. Transfer to the grounds 
from Lincoln will cost 15 cents each way. 
Baggage at reasonable rates. Tents and cots 
at the usual price for the week. The program 
is going to be fine. The grove is in excellent 
condition, and the outlook is for good 
weather. 

The ministerial institute begins July 20 at 
Cotner. W. J. Lhamon and W. P. Aylsworth 
are the principal lecturers. Preachers and 
others interested in Bible study will find this 
a most profitable place to be. Tuition is $2 
per week. Board will be 15 cents per meal at 
the dormitory. Room rent will be as reason- 
able as one could ask. W. A. Baldwin. 

Lincoln, Neb. 

Indian Territory. 

Our last notes left us at Purcell, the last 
congregation on the Santa Fe road to the 
north. Across the river from Purcell, is Lex- 
ington, O. T. This congregation is out of our 
territory; but the peculiar conditions seem to 
us to make it our duty to look after this work. 
There has been a congregation at this place 
for years, but it has always had more or less 
dissension, and of late years become more 
intense, and that about questions that ought 
not to trouble the church. Now, in view of 
this, it was decided to see what could be done. 
The first of April it was arranged to hold a 
meeting here. The C. P. Church was secured 
and the meeting began. It resulted in the 
organization of an active church, not only on 
the apostolic foundation, but with the apos- 
tolic spirit as well, and now all seems to be 
harmonious. They will have a new house of 
worship. We have at Lexington some of as 
good people as can be found anywhere; one 
by one we are bringing into line our churches 
in the Indian Territory. We are hoping and 
praying for the time to come when we will 
know no more of this spirit of strife and con- 
tention, for nothing stands so much in the 
way of the progress of our church as the un- 
holy bickerings among ourselves. 

In the country lying between the Santa Fe 
and Frisco, we have a great many good peo- 
ple, but most of them are what we call 
"antis;" oppose all our efforts to extend the 
truth in any co-operative way, and this adds 
greatly to the burden of building up the work 
in the territory. 

At Madill, on the south, is our first church 
on the Frisco. Here we have a great many 
good people. They were organized about one 
year ago, and have lately employed Brother 
Walker, of Texas, to preach for them half the 
time. This church is co operating with the 
church at Roff in the employment of Brother 
Walker. 

At Roff is one of our young churches, but 
very active. They are in perfect harmony, 
and have perfect confidence in their leader, 
and he will do them goad. 

At Ada is our next church on this line. Bro. 
H. O. Breeden, of Arkansas, preaches for this 
congregation, and all seem to be doing well. 
He has only been there about six weeks. We 
have many good people here, and with the 
right conditions will grow into a strong 
church. 

We come now to Holdenville, a good town, 
a good church house, and many good people. 
This is the home of our brother, M. T. McCon- 
nel. He is one of our Indian Territory bank- 
ers who ought to be preaching; but making 
himself very useful • in the establishment of 
the church at this place. This is one of the 
congregations of the territory now looking 
for a pastor. 

On this line of road we have eight churches, 
but only two houses of wdrship — the ones at 
Ada and Holdenville. Besides the towns 
named above, we have churches at Weleetka, 
Okmulgee, Mounds and Sapulpa. At the first 
we have a man. Brother Teener, preaching 
for the congregation all his time. He is a 
good man and the kind we need in our Indian 
Territory churches. He is not afraid to soil 
his hands if it is necessary to make the work 
go on. He is a success now. The churches 
at the other three places are at this time 
without pastors: but we hope soon to have 



them supplied, and when they are, will have 
some good work. In the church at Weleetka, 
we have the Blackman family, late of Marys- 
ville, Mo. They are bankers. At Okmulgee, 
we have a Brother Smith, one of the promi- 
nent bankers of the territory. We also have 
at this place, Bro. W. W. Wood, from Warrens- 
burg, Mo. At Mounds we have many good 
people. The same is true of Sapulpa; but we 
will have more to say of these churches when 
we have pastors located, which we hope to 
have soon. G. T. Black. 

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Kentucky Letter. 

Prof. Erwin W. McDiarmid, a son of the la- 
mented H. McDiarmid, of Hiram, Ohio, and 
Miss Allie May McCorkle, were married at 
Eminence on Thursday afternoon, June 18. 
Both are teachers in the school at Morehead. 
We join with their many Kentucky friends in 
congratulations and best wishes. 

W. M. Baker, of Glasgow, recently closed a 
good meeting at Burkesville. He is now be- 
ing assisted in a meeting at home by Mark 
Collis, of the Broadway Church, Lexington. 

The church at Owingsville is in the midst 
of splendid meetings with home forces. W. 
Kent Pendleton is their efficient preacher. 

Our central Kentucky preaching force has 
recently been greatly strengthened by the 
addition of two well-known preachers, viz.: 
Carey E. Morgan, who has recently come from 
Richmond, Va., to the Paris church, and 
Philip F. King, who comes from Henderson 
and Carlisle. Both have begun work under 
favorable circumstances. We welcome them 
to the Blue Grass. 

Twenty-five young preachers from the Col- 
lege of the Bible will spend a part of their va- 
cation in special evangelistic work in the 
mountain portion of our state. A number are 
already at work. We look for splendid re- 
sults from their labors. 

E. L. Powell and wife, of Louisville, left 'this 
week for a three months' trip through Europe. 
We understand the trip is a gift from his con- 
gregation. 

Pres. J. W. McGarvey, of Lexington, will 
supply the pulpit of the Broadway Church, 
Louisville, at the Sunda}' morning service 
during the months of July and August. 

A strenuous effort is now being made by the 
friends of our College of the Bible to raise 
the amount necessary for the endowment of 
the McGarvey chair of sacred history within 
the next 90 days. The faithful financial sec- 
retary, M. D. Clubb, should have the hearty 
support of all the "old boys" in this glorious 
work— in fact, every member of our great 
brotherhood should make a contribution to 
this fund. Have you subscribed as yet? If 
not, send a contribution at once to Bro. M. D. 
Clubb, Midway, Ky., and get others to do the 
same. 

A rally was Held in the Broadway Church, 
Louisville, on the 14th inst., in the interest of 
the College of the Bible endowment. Over 
$1,000 was subscribed for the McGarvev chair 
of sacred history. 

We are glad to see the increase in our for- 
eign mission offerings this year. If the 
preachers and members of our various con- 
gregations and our Sunday-schools will put 
forth a little extra exertion, the coveted $200,- 
000 will certainly be raised. 'g 

W. S. Cash has resigned at Bardstown. 

D. F. Stafford, of Louisville, recently as- 
sisted A. T. Felix in a very helpful meeting 
at Springfield. Geo. W. Kemper. 

Midway, Ky. 

Dedication at Long Point, Illinois. 

Long Point" is a thriving town on the Santa 
Fe railroad, located in one of the richest 
farming communities in the rich garden state 
ot Illinois. The church has just completed a 
beautiful modern house of worship, which on 
Lord's day, June 21, we dedicated to almighty 
God, free from debt. Bro. M. L. Pontius, a 
young man of great worth, is the very accept- 
able pastor of the church. 

Brethren Spencer and Robertson, of Ancona, 
Smith, of Flanagan, and Dean, of Taluca, were 
at the dedication. They report their respec- 
tive churches as flourishing. Brother Par- 
vin, pastor of the U. P. Church in Long Point, 
took up his services both morning and night, 
and attended the dedication. 

The weather was ideal; the attendance very 
large; the singing and music excellent; the 
giving generous, and the Joy at the success in 
providing for the debt was great. 

Wabash, Ind. L. L. Carpenter. 



The Sunday=School. 

July 12. 
Saul Chosen King. Sam. 10:17-27. 

Read 9:1-10:27. 

Memory Verses 23-25. 

Golden Text:— "The Lord is our King, he 
will save us."— Isaiah 32:22. 

Samuel, as instructed by Jehovah, an- 
nounced to Israel that their petition for a king 
had been granted. The prophet still viewed 
this change in the administration as a depart- 
ure from the pure theocracy of the old re- 
gime. It was recognized that under kings 
the theocracy would be modified and limited 
by political exegencies and to this extent the 
sovereignty of Jehovah would be rejected. 
The situation may be compared in some re- 
spects to the beginning of the temporal power 
of the papacy. When the papacy had devel- 
oped into complete political independence 
and sovereignty it became in a large degree 
the creature of political circumstance. So, 
when the priestly nation of Israel took on the 
forms of secular government, it secularized it- 
self and interfered with the working out of its 
mission to the best advantage. Yet God used 
some of the kings of Israel as he used some 
of the popes, and much more signally. 

Saul is introduced by a simple incident 
which gives a picture of Israel's internal con- 
dition at this time. It is the narrative of 
Saul's search for the lost asses (chap. 9.) 

The story of the visit to the seer (9:6 foil.) 
indicates some of the functions of that per- 
sonage. He was a finder ' of lost articles: 
in general, a discerner of hidden things for 
the convenience of private individuals, as well 
as an interpreter and announcer of the will of 
God to the public. When he performed a pri- 
vate service a fee was expected (9:7-8.) The 
seer was the forerunner of the prophet, as is 
parenthetically explained (9:9 ) The paren- 
thesis which explains that the word "seer" 
was in early times equivalent to the later 
word "prophet," is either a later addition to 
the narrative or else is an indication that the 
narrative itself is of considerably later date 
than the events which it describes. The sac- 
rifice on a high place outside the city (9:12) 
shows that the worship was not yet settled in 
its centralized form. 

Samuel warned in advance by Jehovah, re- 
ceived and entertained Saul, assured him at 
once that the objects of his search had already 
been found and turned his mind to loftier 
themes. The hint of political advancement 
(9:20) was received by Saul with becoming 
modesty. 

The following morning as Saul started on 
his journey, Samuel took him apart where no 
one might witness the ceremony and anointed 
him. This anointment did not make Saul 
king of Israel. Anointment was a very com- 
mon ceremony among the Hebrews and had 
many meanings: its most general religious 
meaning was dedication to God. Jacob 
anointed the stones at Bethel (Gen. 28:18): the 
tabernacle was anointed (Ex. 30:26); the 
priests were anointed (Lev. 8:12): Elijah was 
told to anoint Elisha to be a prophet (1 Kings 
19:16). In Saul's case it was a setting apart 
to the service of Jehovah, and its purpose was 
not to confer upon him the kingship, but to 
show him that the political office which he 
would later receive was to be fundamentally 
religious. 

As a special sign of the divine presence, 
Saul was given for a single occasion the pro- 
phetic inspiration and he joined the band of 
prophets whom he met (10:6-12). Just what 
their prophesying consisted in, it is impossi- 
ble to say. Very likely it was some form of 
ecstatic utterance similar to the New Testa- 
ment gift of tongues. The important feature 
of it was that it was accepted as a sure indica- 
tion of the presence of the spirit of Jehovah. 

The assembly met at Samuel's call at Miz- 
pah. The name means "high place" or "watch 
tower" and there were several places of that 
name. This one was probably near Samuel's 
residence at Ramah, just north of Jerusalem. 
After another protest against the establish- 
ment of monarchy, the choice was made, 
probably by lot, as this was considered to 
represent the will of God, first among the 
tribes, then among the families of the chosen 
tribe, then among the individuals of the 
chosen family; and the choice fell upon Saul. 

Saul was brought out of his modest retire- 
ment and hailed as king, but he was not yet 
really inducted into office. He had yet to 
prove his fitness for the kingship. The king- 
dom does not start off with great eclat and a 
complete organization. Samuel dismissed 
the assembly and the people went home. So 
apparently did the king-elect. The old regime 
went on until there was actually something 



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for the king to do. Then at once he took com- 
mand and became king de t'aclo as well as de 
ju re. 

Lesson Thoughts. Political power may be 
a doubttul blessing for a nation, and worldly 
power may be a doubtful blessing for a man. 

God uses some means of which he does not 
wholly approve. He is represented as disap- 
proving of a monarchy yet he chose and 
blessed the king. We can afford to co-oper- 
ate with people with whom we differ even on 
important points ifnhe cause of right may be 
advanced thereby. 

The new king set a good example to his 
people and made a good start for his reign by 
not allowing his head to be turned by sudden 
advancement. 



The Teaching Function of the Church. 

The ever-increasing estimate in which 
Bible-school work is held by those who are 
endeavoring to bring the world to Christ and 
build the Christian up in Christ, is only an- 
other evidence of the trend of the times back 
to apostolic Christianity. The teaching func- 
tion of the church is one which during the 
dark ages was ignored, and which even to-day 
is too little regarded. The great word has 
been, "Preach the gospel," and the preacher 
has been the center of the activities of the 
church. So much has this been the case that 
without the preacher we have thought we 
could not have "church." We might have a 
prayer-meeting, a song service, a social, a 
Sunday-school, at the house of the Lord with- 
out the preacher, but if he was not present, 
we had no "church." It is not strange, there- 
fore, with this taint of Romanism upon us, 
that everything about the house and the work 
generally was arranged with the preacher as 
the center. Our houses are auditoriums in 
which he may preach, rather than school- 
houses in which the people might be taught. 
The church assembles, not to search the 
Scriptures, but to hear the preacher preach. 
The Bible-school, in many cases, is not even 
considered a church service, and it is not ex- 
pected, in any way, that the church members 
should be present. This session is for the 
boys and girls. Of course, if any church 
member chooses to attend, it is all right, but 
no obligation to attend is acknowledged by 
the membership; and no' obligation to "teach" 
except by the lecture process of the pulpit, is 
considered of authority by either elders or 
preachers. In this respect there needs to be 
a restoration of the primitive order, which 
provided that all nations should be made 
"disciples," that these disciples should be 
taught, and made it a requirement of the 
elders that they be "apt to teach."— J. H. 
Bryan, in Iowa Bible-School Year Book. 

Christian Endeavor. 

July 12. 

The Help of the Holy Spirit.— John 16:5-15. 

The presence and help of the Holy Spirit 
represents the continual and abiding presence 
of God in the hearts and lives of men. The 
Spirit is not to be thought of as merely a 
vague influence but as a person— yet a person 
nearer to us than any human person can ever 
be and dwelling in our hearts and ruling our 
lives if we will but let him. 

The guidance of the Holy Spirit is God's 
way of helping his children to grow in grace 
and in the knowledge of the truth. Jesus 
said, "I have yet many things to say unto 
you, but ye cannot bear them now." We are 
born into the kingdom as spiritual babes, 
having the spark of a life that is from above, 
but weak and almost helpless, lacking in 
strength and wisdom and unable yet to un- 
derstand the deeper things of God or even the 
hard facts of our own experience. The spir- 
itual world seems full of mysteries and con- 
tradictions. Some of its facts seem to us in- 
credible; others useless, for our outlook upon 
it is as the outlook of a child upon a world 
full of strange things which he cannot yet un- 
derstand. 

It is the province of the Holy Spirit to lead 
the children of God by a gradual but steady 
growth up through the stages of infancy, 
childhood and adolescence to spiritual ma- 
turity in the fullness of the stature of Christ 
and to bring to him one by one those things 
which the Master said he had in store for his 
disciples, but which they were not. at first 
able to receive. 

By what means does the Holy Spirit thus 
act as the agent and instrument of Christian 
grow'th? First, through the word of God in- 
spired by the Spirit of God, which conveys to 
men a revelation of divine truth so profound 



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and so perfect that men may grow by feeding 
upon it, but may never outgrow it. But 
Christian growth means more than a growing 
knowledge of facts about God or of the will 
and purpose of God. It includes a spirit of 
willingness to do his will and to be used in 
the carrying out of his purposes. It includes 
also the ability to interpret the experiences 
of our own lives in the light of God's pur- 
poses. 

Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit as the com- 
forter, a term full of hope and reassurance. 
We all need a comforter at times and a com- 
forter is always a strengthener and encour- 
ager and in some sense a teacher. We need 
to be taught how to view the changing for- 
tunes of life from the standpoint of the eter- 
nal realities. To learn this lesson is to be 
comforted in misfortune, encouraged in des- 
pair and strengthened in the hour of weak- 
ness. And this is the lesson which the Holy 
Spirit is ever ready to teach through the in- 
spired word, through the lives of the good 
and great men of this and other times, and 
through the experiences of our own lives. To 
be so comforted and strengthened and en- 
couraged by the larger outlook upon the 
world of real things and by a closer commun- 
ion with the heart of God is to become more 
devoted and a more efficient minister of men 
in the common ways of life. 

DAILY READINGS. 

M. The Holy Spirit Given. Acts 2:1-13. 

T. The Work of the Spirit. John 16:1-15. 

W. The Promise of the Spirit. Joel 2:28-32. 

T. The Words of the Spirit. Acts 2:14-36. 

F. The Power of the Spirit. Acts 2:37-47. 

S. The Indwelling Spirit. Rom. 8 1-11. 

S. The Fruits of the Spirit. Gal. 5:16-26. 

A 
Midweek Prayer=Meeting. 

By Frank G. Tyrrell. 
July S. 

Putting the Heart into Things. — 2 Chron. 31:- 
20, 21; Matt. 18:23-35; Acts 8:36-38, 
Col. 3:23, 24. 

Coldness and formality may have a place, 
but that place is not in the life of a Christian, 
Disciples of Christ are not running a refrig- 
ator line. The gospel had its birth in the 
throbbing heart of infinite love, and there 
must be warmth, vitality, heartiness, in every 
newly begotten soul. 

The churches of to-day have been criticised 
for lack of heartiness: Mr. G.Campbell Mor- 
gan says they are passionless. May it not in- 
deed be that the tendency to formalism has 
been permitted to seal the founts of sympa- 
thy and smother the fires of love? It is an old 
proverb — "Whatever is worth doing at all is 
worth doing well." If religion is worth any- 
thing, it is worth everything. It ought to in- 
spire every atom of a man's being. 

What are some of the elements of hearti- 
ness? 1. Strong conviction. One must be 
fully persuaded of the truth of what he be- 
lieves. Nothing must be left misty and dubi- 
ous. It is not so much having convictions, as 
convictions having him. 2. Undivided loyalty. 
There is room in the human heart for many 
objects of affection, but only one can be su- 
preme. Is that one Lord of all? 3. Deep feel- 
ing. Some do not consider it "good form" to 
feel deeply, and so they cultivate a shallow- 
ness of nature. But there are times when not 
to feel deeply is not to be a man. 4. Energy 
of action. "Whatsoever thy hand findest to 
do, do it with thy might." Every right action 
should be energetic. If it is right to sing, put 
your heart into your voice. Give energet- 
ically, that is, generously, gladly. Embark 
into every worthy enterprise with energy. 5. 
Sincere Affection. This is the capital quality. 
All that you do ought to be under the sweet 
constraint of love. 



The immense value of intensity may never 
be fully realized. While one who fights the 
battles of the Christian life with flaming ener- 
gy may be occasionally defeated, he cannot 
be permanently defeated. But the Meroz dis- 
position will not even fight. 1, He who puts 
his heart into his religion is saved from many 
perils. Low vitality invites disease. If your 
heart was not enlisted in the obedience of 
faith, retrace your steps, and live again those 
first days. 2. You will be saved from neglect 
of the means of growth. "How shall we es- 
cape if we neglect so great salvation?" 3. You 
will avoid covetousness and all forms of 
carnality. If the heart is fixed on God, mam- 
mon cannot lure you, nor will you burn in- 
cense at the altars of pride. 

A degree of earnestness which enlists the 
whole heart will enable you to endure. Hard- 
ships come, sorrows come, defeats come, but 
none of these will move you. And again, put- 
ting the heart into things will make every 
service fruitful. They prosper who serve 
God with their whole "heart, as did Hezekiah 
in his beneficent work for Israel (2 Chron. 31: 
20,21). The testimony of the church will be 
mightily strengthened. "We are witnesses," 
but a hesitating, wavering, forgelful witness 
injures a cause more than he helps it. Of 
such testimony we want none. 

Laodicean lukewarmness chills the church 
and postpones the redemption of the world. 
We can bring ourselves into an atmosphere 
of enkindling warmth by observing its condi- 
tions, by looking to the source of all life and 
power. We must seek to be "strengthened 
with power through his Spirit in the inward 
man." Every period of striking activity in 
the history of the church since Pentecost has 
been signalized by deep devotion, by stead- 
fast reliance on the Spirit of God. There 
may be a species of enthusiasm without the 
animating Spirit, but it will not compare in 
effectiveness and beauty with that which is 
divinely derived. 

Prayer. 

From the cold rigor of death thou hast 
brought us, O God, to glorify Thee in service 
and sacrifice. We bless Thy name for spirit- 
ual resurrection, and we would receive in still 
larger measure of Thy life. Deepen every 
channel of pure affection, and fill us with Thy 
love. Make us earnest, genuine, heroic, 
steadfast, until the jubilant shout of victory, 
through Jesus Christ our mighty Captain. 
Amen. 

Topic July 15: "A Sectarian Spirit." — Mk. 
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—Here we are in our new-old form, slightly 
changed in appearance, but the same in 
spirit, aim and principles. 

— If you like the form and contents of the 
paper and are willing to help us to circulate 
it, now is the time to say so. 

—Read what the brethren say, elsewhere. 
A paper deserving such compliments ought 
to have the hearty assistance of its readers in 
extending its circulation. 

— The problem of doubling the circulation 
of a paper is easily solved by each reader 
sending one new subscriber. See premium 
offered to old subscribers for a new one until 
the end of the year. 

—We hope this number, presenting the 
claims of our colleges, will be carefully and 
fully read by all who are interested in our fu- 
ture development. We cannot permanently 
succeed without well-endowed colleges. 

— The large amount of educational matter 
we publish this week, prevents us from giv- 
ing a fair exhibit of the various departments 
of the paper, which it will ordinarily contain. 
Some of the departments which we have 
hitherto had to omit or greatly condense, will 
receive due space in our present form. 

—J. A. Canby, of Cameron, W. Va., began 
work June 21, with the Memorial Church, Ann 
Arbor, Mich. 

— The whereabouts of C. A. Bentley, former- 
ly of Sedan, Kan., is inquired by C. N. Brink- 
erhoff, also of Sedan, Kan. 

—Frank H. Marshall, of Texas Christian 
University, is spending the summer with the 
church at Spencer Brook, Minn. 

—William A. Ward, of Goshen, Ind., has ac- 
cepted a unanimous call from the Park 
Church, New Albany, Ind., to begin July 5. 

— D. R. Bebout delivered the baccalaureate 
sermon to the graduating class of Austin Col- 
lege. Effingham, 111. The subject was "Drift- 
ing." 

— The twenty-first annual session of the 
Northfield General Conference for Christian 
workers will meet at Northfield, Mass., Julv 
31-Aug. 16. 

— Edgar D. Jones, of Erlanger, Ky., has ac- 
cepted a call to the Franklin Circle Church, 
Cleveland, O., where he will begin the pastor- 
ate Sept. 1. 

—John Williams, who lately resigned the 
pastorate at Missouri Valley, la., supplied the 
pulpit of the Jackson Boulevard Church at 
Chicago, June 8. 

— G. W. Muckley addressed the state con- 
ventions of Texas, Louisiana and Iowa during 
the month of June on the subject of Church 
Extension, and conducted a missionary rally 
at Paola, Kans. 

— T. A. Lindenmeyer has resigned at Say- 
brook, 111., and began the pastorate at Gold- 
field, la., June 28. He delivered the decora- 
tion day address at Goldfield and the memo- 
rial sermon to the Odd Fellows, June 14. 



-T. L. Lowe, of Athens, O., delivered the 
annual commencement sermon at the Ohio 
State University and received the degree of 
D. D. This is the oldest educational institu- 
tion in the state of Ohio. 

— W. M. White preached the convention ser- 
mon at the recent state Christian Endeavor 
convention at San Diego, Cal., and also deliv- 
ered an address on "Boys and Girls in Service 
for Christ and the Church." 

— W. H. Kindred has moved from Eureka, 
111., to Belding, Mich., to become state and 
home missionary evangelist, giving half his 
time to each. His first work will be to organ- 
ize a congregation and build a house at Beld- 
ing. 

—J. A. Hopkins, of Rockville, Md., writes 
that he can put a good preacher in corre- 
spondence with a place where two or three 
churches can co-operate and pay full $500. 
The preacher can live sixteen miles from 
Washington, D. C, at a point reached by rail- 
road and an electric line. 

•—Great preparations are being made for the 
International Endeavor Convention at Den- 
ver, July 9-13. The main sessions of the con- 
vention will be held in a great tent with a 
seating capacity of 10,000, which will be 
pitched, at the corner of Detroit St. and E. 
Colfax Ave. 

— S. M. Bernard is succeeding in his new 
field at Boulder, Col., where there have been 
about 50 additions at regular services since 
Jan. 1. The summer Chautauqua begins 
there July 4. Brother Bernard's little book, 
"Our Religious Neighbors," has met with an 
encouraging sale which it well deserves. 

— The Worcester (Mass.) Telegram says: 
Rev. Dr. J. M. Van Horn is unanimously 
asked to reconsider his -resignation as pastor 
of First Church of Christ. 

The Worcester church evidently knows a 
good pastor when it tries him. We do not 
blame them for holding on to Brother V. as 
long as they can. 

—The receipts of the Foreign Society these 
days are very encouraging. It is hoped that 
every church and Sunday-school and individ- 
ual will lend a helping hand to insure the 
$200,000 that we started out to raise at the be- 
ginning of the year. If our people give $200- 
000 this year for world-wide missions, they 
a.re not likely to ever give less. 

—The returns from Children's Day are en- 
couraging. The receipts for the week ending 
June 25 amounted to $12,917.78, a gain 
over the corresponding time last year of 
$3,272.97. It seems certain that the offerings 
from the Sunday-schools will go above the 
$50,000 mark, and it is hoped, will reach at 
least $60,000. If the schools give $60,000, the 
$200,000 is sure to be raised this year. 

—A sister writes: "I have just finished 
reading Brother Jones' book, 'The Spiritual 
Side of Our Plea.' I want to thank him for 
the comfort it has given me. I had wondered 
if I were drifting away from our cause, and 
prayed earnestly for God to enlighten me. I 
feel I have the answer in this book. I am 
true to our plea, and it is in harmony with 
God's word. I will take pleasure in lending 
the book, especially to those who say we do 
not believe in the Holy Spirit." Brother 
Jones' chapter on that subject alone is well 
worth the price of the book. 




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—The Christian church at Oxford, Ind., cel- 
ebrated its semi-centennial, June 21. The 
pastor, William Grant Smith, had made com- 
plete and effective preparation for the cele- 
bration, which was largely attended by the 
people of Roxford and by representatives 
from the churches in neighboring towns. The 
church now numbers 252 members and is in a 
thoroughly healthy condition. 

—Last week the Foreign Society received 
two gifts of $500 each on the annuity plan, one 
from a friend in Arkansas, and the other from 
a friend in Ohio. These gifts from aged dis- 
ciples are a great help to the society in pro- 
viding buildings on the mission fields. This 
arrangement provides a certain income dur- 
ing life, and the money goes at once into the 
service dear to all Christian hearts. 

—The Maxinkuckee assembly, in which our 
brethren in Indiana are much interested, 
presents an unusually attractive program this 
year. The Chicago Glee Club. The World's 
Fair Ladies' Quartet, The Hoosier Ouartet, 
Charles R. Scoville, J. H. O. Smith, J. V. Up- 
dike, Prof. Wiles, W. H. Waggoner are among 
the attractions. Frank C. Huston will have 
charge of the music. For information ad- 
dress Dr. W. E. Callane, Flora, Ind. 

—The quarterly convention held at Troy. 
Pa., June 18-21, was well attended in spite of 
the inhospitable weather. About 75 visiting 
delegates were present. A good program has 
been prepared and the topics were ably dis- 
cussed. The next meeting will be at Grover. 
Pa , in September. L. D. Vosburgh, of Syl- 
vania is president and E. A. Rockwell is sec- 
retary. L. S. Harrington is pastor of the 
church which entertained the convention at 
Troy. 

—J. M. Rudy, of the Jefferson Street 
Church, Buffalo, N. Y., has accepted a unani- 
mous call from the church at Sedalia, Mo., 
and will return to Missouri and begin work in 
his new field about September 1. He writes: 
"I have had a year of pleasure, profit and of 
blessing with the Jefferson Street Church'of 
Christ. There are few better and more con- 
secrated people than many in this church." 
Brother Rudy began bis religious life among 
us, in Missouri, and his friends here will be 
glad to welcome him back. 

— The annuity plan is steadily gaining in 
popularity among the donors to all of our 
missionary societies. During a recent visit of 
B. L. Smith to Texas, S. R. Ezzell and his 
wife, Mary C. Ezzell, gave to the home socie- 
ty $4,400, being a payment on a gift of $5,000 
on the annuity plan, which at the death of the 
donors will be converted into a named memo- 
rial fund. Henry Matley, of Lodi, Cal., has 
given to the same society $500 on the annuity 
plan. Ten such annuities have been received 
within the last two months. 

—The sixth district of the Nebraska Chris- 
tian Missionary Society held its annual meet- 
ing at Exeter, June 16 to 18. The convention 
was helpful from start to finish. The address 
of welcome was given by the Methodist min- 
ister. Ten ministers were present, including 
our state secretary, state Sunday-school 
superintendent, and Chancellor Aylsworth.of 
Cotner University. On the 18th, G. Binga- 
tian, a native convert of Armenia, gave an in- 
teresting lecture on that country. The next 
meeting will be held at York, Neb. 

— Joseph W. Folk, of national fame as a 
prosecutor of criminals, has been solicited by 
a California brother to pause in his prosecu- 
tion of boodlers and bribers long enough to 
prosecute the editor of this paper for printing 
the official report of the trustees of Berkeley 
Bible Seminary. Mr. Folk is probably too 
much engaged otherwise to undertake the 
task, but no doubt other lawyers will be 
found wanting a job. Why does not this- 
brother demand an investigation, as we ad- 
vised him, from his own brethren in Cali- 
fornia, where he is best known? We would 
be too glad, as stated, to publish his vindica- 
tion. 

— -Hiram Van Kirk, dean of the Berkeley- 
Bible Seminary, has sent us a copy of an arti- 
cle he has also sent to the Christian Standard, 
replying to the criticism recently reprinted 
by the Standard from the Church Register of- 
several years ago, touching some lectures de- 
livered by him at Albany, Mo. As our readers 
have not seen the article from the Register 
we do not need to print his article, which is 
an emphatic denial of the correctness of the 
report of these lectures. In this article Dean 
Van Kirk calls on the editor of the Standard 
to meet him with the witnesses, before any 
tribunal of the Disciples of Christ to substan- 
tiate its charges or retract them. Brother 
VanKirk is no longer on trial. He has been 
vindicated. The Christian Standard is now 
on trial, whether it wills or not, at the bar of 
the conscience of the brotherhood. 



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—Visitors to the Endeavor Convention at 
Denver will be heartily welcomed at the 
Central Christian Church whose new building- 
is located at the corner of 16th and Lincoln 
avenues. The headquarters for the delega- 
tions from Indiana and Japan will be there, 
the Christian Endeavor museum will be in 
one of the parlors, and the meals will be 
served in the dining room. 

—George H. Combs, of the Prospect Avenue 
Christian Church, Kansas City, fainted in his 
pulpit Sunday night, June 21, at the close of 
his sermon. He was worn out by constant 
work in behalf of the flood sufferers during 
the previous week. He recovered in a few 
hours. Brother Combs' family had already 
gone to their summer home at Macatawa, 
Mich., where he followed them last week. 

—A venerable brother whose fame is as 
wide as the brotherhood, in writing to 
us concerning a certain religious paper 
that seems to be suffering from a moral in- 
firmity, lays down this philosophical proposi- 
tion: "Bat the paper will never be cured as 
long as it pays to be sick." Whose business 
is it to see to it that it does not pay perma- 
nently for a religious paper to be morally- 
sick? Will not such sickness become epidem- 
ic if it comes to be understood that it pays? 
We should say that these questions might well 
receive the serious attention of the brother- 
hood just now if we are going to maintain a 
high ethical standard. 

-The Assistant Editor had the pleasure of 
attending the Eureka College commence- 
ment this year for the first time since his 
graduation there eleven years ago. The 
weather was perfect and the spirit of the 
whole occasion was such as to fill the hearts 
of Eureka's friends with joy for the present 
and hope for the future. The commencement 
address by W. F. Richardson, of Kansas City, 
on "The Universal Art," was full of inspira- 
tion. President Hieronymous, who had suf- 
fered almost a complete relapse the week 
previous as a result of over-work, was able to 
preside at the commencement exercises, to 
the great joy of all. The work of President 
Hieronymous at Eureka has been of the 
sterling quality that does not make the great- 
est immediate showing, but counts most in 
the long run. Both the president and the col- 
lege have the complete confidence of the 
brotherhood of Illinois and it is to be hoped 
that the Illinois churches will realize in 
greater measure than ever before how great a 
service they can do to themselves and to the 
cause by giving the college a generous sup- 
port. The financial condition of Eureka is 
not by any means what it ought to be. Not 
one of our colleges has anything like an ade- 
quate financial basis, but that of Eureka is 
more obviously and excessively inadequate 
than any of the other colleges of equal rank. 
How the college manages to do such work as 
it does with practically no available income, 
except the tuition fees, is a mystery. But 
the fact gives evidence of what they would do 
if their constituents would support the insti- 
tution properly. J. G. Waggoner has recently 
been appointed financial agent for the college. 
His connection with Eureka has been long 
and his interest is deep. Those who know 
him will know that the institution has found 
a worthy representative, and those who know 
the college know that Brother Waggoner is 
pleading a worthy cause when he asks the 
churches to support Eureka. 



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Iowa Convention. 

We have just closed the greatest conven- 
tion in the history of Iowa. The largest at- 
tendance. Enthusiasm was at boiling 
point. All interests of the church were well 
represented. The educational feature was ex- 
ceptionally prominent. Our educational com- 
mittee recommended that the churches of 
Iowa continue the co-operative plan of secur- 
ing educational funds. They also established 
the third Sunday in January as educational 
day, and urged the churches of the state that 
had not adopted some co-operative plan to 
take an offering for Drake University on that 
day. It has not been the idea in Iowa to ap- 
propriate any money meant for other mis- 
sionary interests to the cause of Christian 
education, the only purpose being to devise 
some means whereby our missionary inter- 
ests and also the educational interests might 
be properly supported. 

The year 1905 is the fiftieth anniversary 
of the Iowa Christian convention. The con- 
vention instructed its educational committee 
to assist in raising an additional $300,000 en- 
dowment for Drake University by that date. 
Governor Drake was present at the conven- 
tion for the first time in several years. He 
was enthusiastically received by the people 
and seemed to be in excellent spirits. The 
Iowa people were glad to have Brother Dun- 
gan with them in their annual meeting. He 
conducted a Bible reading each morning at 
nine o'clock. 

The climax of the convention was the ad- 
dress of Dr. Susie J. Rijnhart, who took the 
place of Brother Rains on the program. At 
the close of her talk, though it was high noon, 
and an excellent dinner was waiting in the 
basement, the audience could not be dis- 
missed until they had raised $500 to supply 
her with the needed surgical instruments for 
the hospital in Thibet. Greater enthusiasm 
was never witnessed before in any missionar)- 
gathering of our people. Five volunteered to 
go with her to that distant land, namely. 
Brother and Sister S. G. Griffith, of Boone; 
Brother and Sister Huntley, of Primghar, and 
Bro. H. H. .Hubbell, of Leon. These are 
among the best workers in Iowa, and if they 
can pass the medical examination will do 
honor to the work in the foreign field. 

Joel Brown. 

& 

Bible College of Missouri. 

This institution rejoices in a growing and 
promising work. Our enrollment both of 
ministerial and of university students is 
larger than during the previous year. Our 
ministerial students are in demand among 
the churches. All who are competent are em- 
ployed, and we are beginning to receive in- 
quiries for more. University students who 
took work with us as hearers are planning to 
continue with us next year, and are recom- 
mending the work to others. 

During the year we gave work in the follow- 
ing courses; Life of Jesus and Harmony of 
the Gospels; Literature of the Bible; Intro- 
duction to the Pauline Letters: Introduction 
to the General Epistles, the Gospels, Acts, 
Hebrews and Revelation; Principals of Inter- 
pretation: History of the Apostolic Church: 
Homiletics, and The Legislation of Moses. 

The lectures on the Laws of Moses were 
given by Dr. W. T. Moore. A class of twenty- 
seven was enrolled, nearly all of whom were 
from the College of Law of the university. 

In addition to the above, the dean con- 
ducted a class in missions under the manage- 
ment of the university Y. M. C. A. It is un- 
derstood that this class will be permanently 
in his hands. Also, during the last semester 
he conducted a class in The Life of Jesus for 
the Y. M. C. A. of the normal academy. This 
class will be continued during the coming 
year. 

The class in the Life of Jesus, including 
Christian College students, numbered 31. In- 
troduction to the New Testament Books, 8. 
Literature of the Bible, 23. Laws of Moses. 
27. Missions, 18. Normal Academy in Life 



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Aside from the normal academy students, 
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the foreign field; four of these are members 
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Under our cheering prospect of a handsome 
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been elected to the Old Testament depart- 
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We shall surely co-operate in the movement 
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aim. With $50,000 now in our endowment, with 
a most admirable building site, with every 
prospect of a fine building, with a great 
brotherhood rapidly coming to know and ap- 
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advantages, we are not inclined to aim at 
meager things. W. J. Lhamon, Dean. 

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July 2, 1903 



C. W. B. M. in Missouri. 

We desire to inaugurate a contest to be car- 
ried on for the few months remaining till our 
convention in September. Will you send us a 
suggestion for a state motto? The one we had 
last vear, "Our Best Gifts for God," was so 
popular with the sisters that we decided to 
retain it for this year, and we are glad we did 
so since Miss Burgess so beautifully fulfilled 
it. Now, we urge that you help us to formu- 
late one for next year. Let many sisters, 
workers, friends, auxiliaries try each to send 
the best. We desire a spirited contest, and 
offer as a prize a C. W. B. M. pin, the conven- 
tion to decide which^motto is adopted. Dear 
sisters, help us in this work. We want you to 
have a part in it. Think earnestly and lov- 
ingly, bring the subject up at the auxiliary 
meeting, talk of it with your friends and then 
when you have decided, send to our secretary, 
Mrs. Bantz, with your name and address. 
Beautiful thoughts and aspirations come to us 
all. Why not express them? Do it now. 
Most lovingly yours, 

Mrs. M. M. Goode, 
Pres. C. W. B. M. in Mo. 

The quarterly union meeting of the St. 
Louis auxiliaries, which took place at Tuxedo 
Church on June 23, was one long to be re- 
membered as a season like unto which we 
hope to enjoy in the mansions with many 
rooms in our dear Father's house. 

The sisters of Tuxedo though small of house 
are large of heart, and welcomed us right 
royally. The numbers taxed the capac- 
ity of both their house and their coffee pot- 
fortunately, they have a beautiful lawn about 
the house, on to which the overflow could 
move, there to enjoy the sweet June sunshine, 
tempered with the north breeze. Not one on 
the program failed. Miss N. Stevens, of Tux- 
edo, led the opening devotionals, which pre- 
pared all for the feast to follow. "Good 
things" from all auxiliaries were given by the 
respective officers, some fourteen participat- 
ing. Bro. J. L. Brant, pastor of First Church, 
followed with an address of encouragement, 
cheer and promise (on his part) which 
brought a vigorous response of hand clapping. 
Reports of auxiliaries, which showed a healthy 
growth, closed the morning session. 

The afternoon was given to junior and in- 
termediate interests, many children being 
present to inspire with their bright, little 
faces. Mrs. J. H. King, city Junior superin- 
tendent, had charge. Songs and recitations 
filled in the brief two hours, the more notable 
of which were a recitation on Deacon Brown's 
Hair, by Miss Lillian Spurlock, a solo by tiny 
Lucile Shephard and a recitation by Miss Sue 
E. Sanders, on "Tother and Which," two little 
black kittens, all of which deserve special 
mention. 

Mrs. W. D. Harrison led the closing Quiet 
Hour, a season of refreshing indeed. Specific 
prayers was the thought, and special petitions 
were voiced by different sisters for our 
workers on the field, our stational officers, 
our state officers, our auxiliary officers, and 
our auxiliary members. 

We sorrow to lose for a while Brother and 
Sister Bartholomew, who have each missed 
but one of the quarterly meetings since their 
inauguration nine yeaas ago. We trust they 
will enjoy many others with us in years to 
come. Mrs. L. G. Bantz. 

5738 Vernon Ave., St. Louis. 

Dedication at Chapel Hiil, Ind. 

The congregation of Disciples at Chapel 
Hill, Floyd county, Ind., having outgrown 
their old house of worship, have just com- 
pleted, paid for and dedicated a new modern 
house, which is the gem of the community. 
It is substantially built, has the main audi- 
torium, Sunday-school rooms, baptistery, rob- 
ing rooms, corner entrance, vestibule and 
tower, etc. It is well lighted, neatly furnished, 
has a silver communion service, organ, etc. 
It was dedicated on Lord's day, June 14. Not 
more than one-third of the people who at- 
tended could get into the house. Money was 
raised to pay for all indebtedness. A great 
basket dinner in an adjoining grove, where 
1,000 people partook of a most sumptuous din- 
ner, was one of the features of the day. We 
were delighted with our visit with this people. 

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Marriages. 





SNYDER -UTTERBACK.- Married, at the 
home of the bride's mother, near Sigourney, la., 
June 24, 1903, C. H. Strawn officiating:, Mr. Eug-ene 
Snyder to Miss Nora Utterback. 

STONE— LISLE. -Married, J. P. Stone, of Hunt- 
ingdon, W. Va„ and Miss Dallas. G. Lisle, at the 
home of the bride's father. Dr. J. M. Lisle, at 224 
West Tenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, June 23, 1903, 
T. H. Kohr, of Bryan, O.. officiated. 

MOSS-KING— Married, at the home of the 
bride's parents, on Wednesday, June 9, Thomas S. 
Moss and Tressie A. King-, both of Greenwich, O., 
James E. Hawes officiating:. 

Obituaries. 

Notices of deaths (riot more than four lines) inserted 
free. Obituary memoirs, one cent per word. Send the 
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HALL. 
Mrs. Nancy Hall died April 16,1903, ag-ed 83 years. 
Five children mourn her departure. 
Monte Vista, Col. M. Conaway. 

BALDWIN. 
Samuel Baldwin passed to the other shore May 
24, 1903, ag:ed 62 years, 4 months, 18 days. He had 
been an elder of the church where he lived for 25 
years. He was a man of fine intellectual powers, 
larg:e executive ability and business capacity, but 
above everything: he loved the church of Jesus 
Christ. His faithful wife and loving: daughters are 
sustained in their bereavement by the knowledge 
that he departed to be with Christ. 

T. A. Hedges. 

Texas, the Land of Opportunities. 

I have been in this great state' nearly two 
years now, and the longer I am here, the 
more I marvel at the greatness of the state 
and her innumerable opportunities. There is 
scarcely an industry that she does not have, 
and in each of these there are opportunities 
that men of the older sections of the country 
in the north and east cannot grasp. I have 
just held a little meeting at Sabinal, a beauti- 
ful little village about 280 miles west of 
Houston, and about 80 miles west of the his- 
toric San Antonio, where still stands the fa- 
mous Alamo, the cradle of Texas liberty. (By 



the way, I stood on the very spot where died 
the heroic Davy Crockett.) The first 70 miles 
west of Houston is a great prairie, pasture 
land, rice and sugar land. Men are making 
fortunes raising rice and sugar cane. Then 
the other 210 miles is a glorious land of prom- 
ise. She stands with open heart and beckon- 
ing hands, offering to thousands of people her 
rich soil and her exhilarating and healthful 
climate, where they may make for themselves 
beautiful farms, elegant homes, and leave a 
glorious heritage to their children. This is a 
veritable Eden. I saw thousands of acres of 
corn in the silk (May 30), and rich and black 
like the best in Indiana and Illinois. Also great 
cotton fields that will yield $50 per acre. But 
hundreds of thousands with nothing on them 
but wild grass and scattering musquite bush- 
es; and this is the richest of land. This land 
can be purchased for from $4 to $10 per acre. 
It is one of the best climates in the world. 
This is indeed the land of opportunities. 
Houston, Tex. E. W. Brickert. 

A Summer Trip Unsurpassed 

on the Continent. 

The trip to Salt Lake City or to the Pacific 
Coast via that point over the Denver & Rio 
Grande system "The Scenic Line of the 
World," is the most beautiful in America. 
No European trip of equal -length can com- 
pare with it in grandeur of scenery or wealth 
of novel interest. Then Salt Lake City itself 
is a most quaint and picturesque place and 
well worth the journey. Its Mormon temple, 
tabernacle, tithing office and church institu- 
tions; its hot sulphur springs within the city 
limits; its delightful temperature, sunny cli- 
mate and its Great Salt Lake— deader and 
denser than the Dead Sea in Palestine— are 
but a few features of Salt Lake City's count- 
less attractions. There are parks, drives, 
canons and beautiful outlying mountain and 
lake resorts. Imagine, if you can, a bath in 
salt water a mile above sea level and in water 
in which the human body cannot sink. In- 
quire of your nearest ticket agent for low 
tourist rates to Salt Lake City, or write for in- 
formation and copy of "Salt Lake City, the 
City of the Saints," to S. K. Hooper, general 
passenger agent, Denver, Colo. 



July 2, 1903 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



23 



Our Colleges 

(Contitmed from page 16.) 

Year Book for 1903-04, one of the 
handsomest sent out by any college. 
The next session opens September 14, 
1903. I. J. Spencer, 

President Board of Trustees. 

Hazel Green Academy. 

Hazel Green, Ky. 

Hazel Green Academy, the Kentucky 
Mountain Mission of the Christian 
Woman's Board of Missions, has just 
closed one of its most successful 
sessions. The enrollment for the year 
was 249, of whom 140 were boarders. 
These pupils came from many differ- 
ent communities of the mountains, 
and especially from the central-east- 
ern section. 

The work done by the student-body 
was good. Special interest was taken 
in spiritual matters; many of the 
pupils came into the church during 
the year. As they have gone back to 
their mountain homes, they will carry 
many good influences from the school 
and church, and thus we reach, through 
them, the people of their home com- 
munities. Of those in attendance at 
the academy more than 60 will teach 
in the public schools of the mountains, 
and through this channel we indirect- 
ly reach 3,000 or more of the boys and 
girls back in the rural districts of the 
mountains. Sunday-schools and En- 
deavor societies will also be organized 
by these young men and women. Some 
of these pupils have gone out into 
the business world. And so through 
all the varied channels, in which the 
young people of the mountains are 
called to work, there is no end to the 
influence of the mission school in the 
mountains. 

Our work has been materially hin- 
dered by lack of suitable boarding 
facilities. We have no boarding 
houses of our own. Some buildings 
have been rented, but they are not at 
all suited to our needs. We badly 
need a large home for our girls es- 
pecially. 

The outlook for the future of Hazel 
Green Academy is indeed bright, and 
hundreds of young men and women 
will throng our halls if we have suit- 
able boarding houses. 

Wm. H. Cord, Principal. 

Kentucky University, 

Lexington, Ky. • 

The session that has just closed at 
Kentucky University is pronounced by 
its friends one of the most successful 
in its history. The attendance was 
heavily increased; there were 66 more 
students than in the preceding ses- 
sion, which is a good 20 per cent more 
than the preceding year's enrollment. 
There were 345 students enrolled in 
the College of Liberal Arts, and 78 in 
the College of the Bible, making a 
total of 423 on the campus. If the 
Commercial College and Medical Col- 
lege be counted also, the total reaches 
1,166. 

Of the 345 students in the College of 
Liberal Arts 81 were not altogether 
prepared for college classes and were 
taking studies in the academy; which 
leaves 264 students actually enrolled 
in full in college classes. 



Of the 423 students in the College of 
the Bible and the College of Liberal 
Arts, about 130, as nearly as we can 
estimate, are studying for the minis- 
try. 

The income of the institution was 
considerably increased bv this large 
percentage of increase in the number 
of students; but the necessary expense 
was also naturally increased, for col- 
lege education that is conscientious 
always costs instead of pays. The in- 
come from all sources in the College 
of Liberal Arts alone is something 
like $20,000, in the College of the 
Bible about half that much; so that, all 
told, the university uses about $30,000 
a year. 

The College of Liberal Arts has suc- 
ceeded in raising almost the entire 
sum needed for the endowment of the 
chair for the dean of women, some- 
thing like $23,000 out of the needed 
$25,000 having been subscribed. An 
addition of $9,000 was made by the 
sale of the site for the Carnegie li- 
brary — ground that could not other- 
wise have been realized upon. The 
Bible College has added about $12,000, 
so that the past year has seen an ad- 
dition of about $44,000 to the funds of 
the university as a whole. This brings 
the endowment to a total of over 
$350,000. 

As colleges go in the south, this is 
a very favorable financial outlook. 
This amount should be increased to 
half a million in the next few years. 
Any institution south of Mason and 
Dixon's line which has $200,000 of en- 
dowment may be considered safe. It 
will not die. And an institution pos- 
sessing half a million is fairly well-to- 
do. So, in a short time, if all goes 
well, Kentucky University ought to be 
on a very solid financial basis. But to 
raise an additional $150,000 will re- 
quire heroic effort from all the friends 
of the old institution. 

The university will certainly join in 
the movement for a centennial endow- 
ment fund for 1909. What amount we 
shall decide to go after is a question 
for careful deliberation. What we go 
after we want to get. Let the old 
friends of Kentucky University speak 
up. What will they advise? 

Burris A. Jenkins. 

A 

Texas Christian University. 

Waco, Texas. 

I take pleasure in making the fol- 
lowing statement concerning the year's 
work that has just closed. We have 
had a total enrollment of a little over 
300 students. We outline a broad 
ministerial course and it is in success- 
ful operation and the number of stu- 
dents that are taking this course is in- 
creasing. During the last year in the 
neighborhood of twenty young people 
enrolled, who are looking forward to 
the ministerial or missionary work. 
We confidently believe that we will en- 
roll two or three times this number 
next year. 

The Brotherhood of Texas is en- 
thusiastically supporting the school 
and we expect to realize a large en- 
dowment for the institution in the 
near future. 

The work of Texas Christian Uni- 
versity during the past year has been 
in a high degree satisfactory. We 
have had an earnest and enthusiastic 



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body of students and the class-room 
work has been of a high order through- 
out the year. We have a very excellent 
faculty and our maintaining courses 
equal in strength to the best institu- 
tions of our brethren. 

We are the one school of the state, 
so far as we know, that increased its 
patronage over any former year. The 
drouth in the southwest for the past 
two years has had a very depressing 
effect upon the patronage of the 
schools and nearly all schools had a 
drop in patronage last year, but Texas 
Christian University made a good 
healthy increase over any former year, 
which is a great encouragement to us 
and the prospects are that the patron- 
age will greatly increase next year. 

About fifty-thousand dollars has 
been put into buildings and improve- 
ments during the past two or three 
years and we have one of the finest 
educational plants in the southwest. 
The property of the University at the 
present time represents a money value 
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July 2, )903 



lars. Texas Christian University is 
destined to become one of the great 
schools of the Christian brotherhood. 
It has an almost unlimited field and 
is'destined to do a great work. 

tuij&E. V. Zollars, President. 

The Female Orphan School. 

Camden Point, Mo. 

The session closing May 28 was one 
of the most successful for years at this 
institution. The boarding patronage 
was as large as the building could ac- 
commodate, the day enrollment was 
good, and so regular was the attend- 
ance that the register showed a larger 
number of students present at the 
close of the last than at the close of 
the first term. All schools showed ex- 
ceptionally earnest and enthusiastic 
work. The total enrollment was nine- 
ty-four, from six states and territories. 
An unusually large number expressed 
their intention of returning, and the 
prospects for the coming year are very 
bright. 

During the year the financial agent, 
T. H. Capp, though making no active 
canvass, secured some three thousand 
dollars in cash and pledges toward 
liquidating the debt of the school 
amounting to about six thousand dol- 
lars. Nearly a thousand dollars was 
expended in improvements and re- 
pairs. The total 'income was more 
than double that of last year. 

Impressed with the hopeful outlook, 
and realizing the need of additional 
building to accommodate even the 
present number of students, and pur- 
posing to improve the school and en- 
large its capacity, the incorporators 
at their May meeting recommended 
that the executive board devise ways 
and secure means to erect an addition 
to the present building and to equip 
for thorough modern school work. 
Plans are now under advisement. A 
committee was also appointed to con- 
sider and report at the next annual 
meeting the advisability of a' change 
in the name of the school. Whatever 
may be done, the work of the school 
will not be changed, but it is believed 
that a name, representative of the char- 
acter and work of the college, will en- 
large its usefulness. 

A new and worthy feature of the 
school the coming year will be the de- 
partment of industrial arts (tailoring 
and cooking) with a trained instructor 
in charge. This is made possible by 
the help of Mr. E. S. Gosney, of Flag- 
staff, Arizona, who is enthusiastic in 
the practical education of girls. Its 
work will be scientific. 

We are grateful for what we have 
accomplished in the past session, and 
are confident of being able to do better 
in the year to come. As an institution 
founded and maintained largely by the 
church in Missouri, we esteem it a 
great pleasure to assist in all enter- 
prises of the church. It is more blessed 
to give than to receive. 

E. L. Barham. 

The School of the Evangelists. 

Kimberlin Heights, Tenn, 

This school has enjoyed a year of 
growth. We have added a good river 
bottom farm to the school's resources, 
and also a swine raising department 
and expect to greatly enlarge our 



dairy before the opening in the fall. 

We have improved our course both 
in English and in the classics, we are 
doing up-to-date work in all depart- 
ments. 

We have a young and growing facul- 
ty, men and women who teach to 
serve. 

We graduated eleven preachers 
last year, representing eight states 
and England, bringing our alumni up 
to fifty-one. There are ten in next 
year's graduating class, all preachers; 
we do not graduate anyone else. 

We enrolled 131, representing 29 
states and countries last year, about 
125 of them were candidates to the 
ministry. 

We have nailed this invitation over 
our door: "There are room and op- 
portunity here for any converted young 
man who wishes to preach the gospel 
whether he has money to pay his way 
or not." 

We seek no endowment. Catalogue 
free. 

Ashley S. Johnson, President. 

Kimberlin, Heights, Tenn. 

William Woods College. 

Fulton, Mo. 

The Disciples of Christ in the state, 
the church everywhere, and the friends 
of education, have great reason to re- 
joice in the continued and unparalleled 
prospects of this institution. 

During the session closing May 29 
last, one hundred and ninety-five 
pupils were enrolled in all the depart- 
ments. Of this number, one hundred 
and forty were in the boarding depart- 
ment, whose capacity was so taxed, 
that provision will be made for the in- 
creasing patronage. 

The school has not only grown in 
numbers, but in efficiency and thor- 
oughness. It has conquered an hon- 
orable footing among the best schools 
in the state. Its curriculum is equal 
to the best for young ladies. Its grad- 
uates are taking and holding positions 
in the public schools and in other use- 
ful positions. 

The department of music, instru- 
mental and vocal, art, expression, 
shorthand, typewriting, and expres- 
sion, are adequately and ably equipped. 

In the literary department there 
were seventeen graduates; in vocal 
culture, one; piano department, three; 
shorthand, one; elocution, one. 

The exercises were of a high order, 
and the best training manifested. The 
watchword is enlargement. 

New buildings are proposed, and 
the management hopes to make defi- 
nite announcement at an early date. 

During the past year over twenty- 
five thousand dollars were received 
from various sources, and expended in 
the equipment and direction of the 
schools' affairs. 

More than twenty thousand dollars 
of this money came from the paying 
patronage of the institution. Present 
endowment, though now more than 
$50,000, is wholly inadequate to meet 
the expenses. Indeed the school 
would be an utter failure without a 
paying patronage. But even with the 
proposed half million movement, the 
paying patronage must continue, since 
experience proves that the co-educator 
of all classes secures the best results 
to all. 



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William Woods College was the first 
to propose the gratuitous education 
of the daughters of foreign mission- 
aries. With bonds for two scholar- 
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dowment. 

The manual training department, 
sewing and cooking, optional at pres- 
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course of instruction. 

Dr. W. S. Woods and wife attended 
the closing exercises of the school, 
and though indebted to many friends, 
it is just to these generous friends to 
sav that their liberality has made the 
present prosperity of the school possi- 
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As the school belongs to the brother- 
hood, the churches should feel a just 
pride in its success and co-operate 
with its management in every way 
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July 2, 1903 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



25 



From Tent to Marble Palace in 
Fifty Years. 

(Continued from page 10.) 

followed by Rev. Jacob Adriane, rid- 
ing a pony. The city now has church 
accommodation for abont one-third of 
its population. There are 150 church- 
es and missions, as against 375 li- 
censed saloons. Some of the edi- 
fices are as fine as can be found in any 
city. It has, too, a fine body of minis- 
ters, among those best known to En- 
deavorers being Dr. B. B. Tyler, for- 
merly of New York City, and president 
of the International Sunday-school 
Union. "Parson Uzzel" is the best 
known worker among the people, his 
Tabernacle, a new building in the erec- 
tion of which he- had considerable help 
from the late millionaire Stratton, be- 
ing nearest the tenderloin district. 
Almost any evening -small bodies of 
Salvationists and Volunteers may be 
heard on the corners of 16th and Arap- 
ahoe, or 16th and Larimer streets, 
where many laboring men and out-of- 
works congregate. The Y. M. C. A. 
occupies a portion of a large build- 
ing on Arapahoe. It is a live as- 
sociation and does a great deal of good 
work. Its secretary, Mr. Win. Danner, 
is a man, a delightful gentleman and 
a Christian and philanthropic worker. 
The Y. M. C. A., with its 1,500 mem- 
bers, means a great deal, not only to 
Denver, but to a throng of young men 
who are still acting upon Horace Gree- 
ley's advice. The Y. W. C. A., too, is 
a useful institution in Denver, and is 
happily provided with a good home. 

Every line of material industry 
showed great strides in advance in 
Colorado during 1902. And spiritual 
interest increased, too! But there are 
many conquests for Christ yet to be 
made and the field is so difficult a one 
that the ministers and Christian work- 
ers long for the time when the young 
people from all over the country will 
storm the city with their enthusiasm 
and Christian joyfulness. The Sun- 
day-school convention did much last 
year; the Christian Endeavor conven- 
tion this year will do very much more. 

And what about 

The Holiday Feature? 

Denver is a starting point for all ex- 
cursions. Special ones will, of course, 
be organized for the benefit of the 
Christian Endeavorers. The trip to 
Georgetown takes you through Clear 
Creek canon and some of the earliest 
and still most productive mineral ter- 
ritory. Then you must visit Cripple 
Creek and travel one way, at least over 
the Short Line. Colorado Springs is 
a pretty little city near Manitou, the 
Garden of the Gods and the Cave of 
the Winds and Pike's Peak, Pueblo, 
further south is the Pittsburg of the 
west. Here are are some great smelt- 
ers, the works of the Colorado Fuel 
and Iron Co., and Clark's famous mag- 
netic mineral spring. 

The way the Denverite spends his 
summer is to take a strong wagon, a 



reliable team and go into the moun- 
tains, plant his tent or 

E.rect a "WicK=i=up" 

which is a single piece of canvas 
stretched from a couple of trees, or 
some poles or the top of the wagon 
to the ground, at an angle of about 45 
degrees. When he desires, he moves 
on to some other camp. Some spruce 
tops and some blankets, he wants 
them warm, for I have known the tem- 
perature to be in some localities 90 de- 
grees at ten o'clock in the morning and 
the water in the bucket freeze at night, 
constitutue his bed. If one is fona 
of out-door life this is a delightful way 
to spend a few weeks. I had two 
months of it last year and returned to 
Denver with some experiences, fifteen 
pounds of extra flesh, a sparkling eye 
and a knowledge of the west that pos- 
sibly I could not have gained in any 
other way. 

A wise old proverb says that variety 
is the spice of life. A visit to the En- 
deavor convention and the great silver 
state, with its marvels, its beauties, its 
invigorating climate, its many mineral 
springs, its turquoise sky, would be 
such a change to thousands of people 
as may be compared to the storm 
which shakes up the ocean of human 
experience and keeps it from getting 
stale and insalubrious. 

Bethany — The Mother of Us All. 

(Continued from page 11.) 

Cowgill, A. Linkletter, Oreon Scott, 
F. M. Gordon, Mrs. George Darsie, 
Jr., H. H. Moninger and wife, Misses 
Lonia Tebbs and Drusilla Johnson, 
Mrs. L. W. White, C. A. Kleeberger 
and George E. Curtis. 

College songs, baseball and "biz" 
had their usual prominence. The stu- 
dents this year represent 12 states and 
Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, 
England and Canada. There is good 
assurance of not less than 300 the com- 
ing session. The summer school 
opens with a good attendance, June 
23, the assembly will be held July 22 
to August -i, and the next session will 
open September 22. 

Bethany's faculty is an excellent one. 
Professors Pendleton, Wynne and 
Keith are justly entitled to be styled 
patriarchs. Professors Kershner and 
Johnson, Streator and Erskine are 
walking worthily in the footsteps of 
the teachers that have made Bethany 
a fountain of blessing. The professor 
of elocution, Miss Cogswell, and Pro- 
fessor and Mrs. Hertzog will retire 
from the faculty this year, and Pro- 
fessor and Mrs. W. D. Turner, of 
Shelby, O., and Mrs. Annie Bourne, 
late of Kentucky University, will take 
their places. Prof. Philip Johnson 
has been called as assistant pastor of 
the Vermont Avenue Church for the 
summer months. He is an old Ver- 
mont Avenue boy and will render the 
best of service. 

Commencement day closed with the 
Neotrophian exhibition, when J. L. 



Streator made the address and M. M. 
Cochran conferred the diplomas. The 
president gave his usual farewell re- 
ception, and vale, longum vale, vale el 
salve, was heard on every hand. The 
next day the corridor and campus and 
the little town among the hills were 
strangely quiet. What a sweet, restful 
place is Bethany! 

A Lord's day in this Vale of Tempe, 
with the sweet tones of the church 
bell, and the gathering of the village 
folk for worship, and the memories of 
the historic church on the bank of the 
Buffalo, and the opportunity to preach 
from the old pulpit where I was accus- 
tomed occasionally to speak my maid- 
en sermons thirty or more years ago — 
a pulpit consecrated by Campbell and 
Richardson and Pendleton and Loos — 
was a delight that does not come often 
to a metropolitan. Then the fellow- 
ship of the Barclays and Campbells 
and Naves and Keiths and Wynnes 
and Crambletts and Miss Cammie and 
the rest — where can it oe surpassed? 
Professor Keith is now the pastor of 
the church. Mother Barclay still 
graces the Bethany mansion. Colonel 
Alec is as reminiscent as ever, and as 
hospitable, has eschewed politics and 
gone to gardening, in which he has 
but one ambition, and that, to equal 
Professor Wynne in the timeliness and 
quality of his onions and potatoes. 
My old landlady, Mrs. Davis, continues 
to dwell in her cottage on the creek, 
near the spot where I had my ears 
frozen while skating. Mrs. Chapline, 
Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Wooley and Dr. 
and Mrs. Whitsett are yet among the 
stand-bys. A sky scraper is going up 
on Main Street which the whole town 
watches wonderingly. The hills and 
woods were never greener or more 
beautiful, and the walks up Council- 
man's Run and to Washboard Falls 
and over Pendleton Heights and else- 
where, never more attractive. One bit 
of vandalism is regretfully recorded 
here — the mutilation of Mr. Campbell's 
monument. Some barbarian has been 
chipping it for souvenirs. At one time 
Colonel Campbell had a quantity of 
marble chips thrown at its base to sat- 
isfy this craving. These are gone, 
and now the shaft is being desecrated. 
Another of the penalties of greatness. 

Bethany's course, to use John Mil- 
ton's good word, is "uphillward." 
With her success there must come to 
all our institutions help and cheer. All 
along the line should spring up a 
mighty revival in behalf of our educa- 
tional enterprises. None are more de- 
serving, none more pressingly needed, 
none more blessedly useful in all de- 
partments of our work. Let this 
prayer go up from all our pulpits and 
all our hearthstones: O Lord, bless 
our schools and colleges. Preserve, in- 
spire and sanctify the teachers of our 
youth. Quicken our people to a just 
appreciation of their duty to the great 
cause of education, especially to the 
call for the preparation of laborers for 
the harvest of immortal souls. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



July 2, 1903 



Evangelistic 



Additions Reported Last Week. 

Baptisms and letters... 1136 

Denominations 48 

Total 1184 

Dedications, 12. 

The Sunday-school at Harrison, O., raised 
mare than its apportionment Children's Day, 
M. L. Buckley. 
Harrison, O., June 25, 1903. 

Special dispatch to the Christian- Evangelist. 

Bluffs, Illinois, June 29.— Meeting closed. 
Church organized with 97 members: nearly all 
adults, 39 men. Bible-school 96.-Harold E. 

MONSER. 

ALABAM A.— Mobile, June 22.— There were 
three additions to the church here yesterday: 
one by letter and two by confession of faith. 
Our audiences are larger each Lord's day. 
Nine have been added in three Sundays.— 
Claude E. Hill. 

ARKANSAS. -Eagle Mills, June 23.-Began 
a ten days' meeting here last night.— James 
H, Brook, 

ILiLINOIS.-Saybrook. June 20.-One con- 
fession last Sunday.— T. A. Lindenmeyer. 

Cisne, June 22.— Large audiences yesterday. 
One baptism same hour of- the night. Chil- 
dren's day offering $10. Observed flag day 
Monday night at the Christian Church. House - 
filled. Made the address for the W. R. C; all 
enjoyed the service.— Otha Wilkison and 
Wife. 

INDIANA. — Madison, June 25. — Two acces- 
sions last Lord's day — one by letter and one 
by baptism Every department of church 
work doing finely. The Christian Endeavor 
bociety of the First Presbyterian Church 
came around and visited us last Lord's day 
and aided us very much. Our union services 
for the summer begin first Lord's day in July 
and continue through August. I will attend 
tae Caristian Endeavor convention at Den- 
ver.— J. Murray Taylor. 

Terre Haute, June 22.— Yesterday we had 
one more addition by statement at the Second 
Church.— Leonard V. Barbre. 

Knightstown, June 22.— Three additions by 
letter at regular services yesterday. Our 
work here starts off encouragingly, with all 
departments not only in working order, but 
working.— Allen T. Shaw, pastor. 

INDIAN TERRITORY. -Ada, June 22.- 
Work here is improving. Good interest. Had 
two good services yesterday, with two added 
to our working force by statement. Expect 
our new pews this week. With the exception 
of one, all working in harmony. — W. O. 
Breeden, pastor. 

IOWA.— Centerville, June 20.— Centerville 
is in the middle of a union meeting of all 
churches. Brother "Billy" Sunday is doing 
the preaching. Since the meetings have been 
in progress, we have succeeded in getting a 
saloon petition majority of near SO wiped out 
and a safe number to hold in reserve. The 
meeting began the first of June, and will con- 
tinue four weeks. Meeting is being held in a 
tent that holds 1,500 people, and it is crowded 
all the time. Many are accepting the Christ, 
and a great interest is being manifested.— 
C. F. B. 

Ames, June 22.— Six united with the church 
during the regular work of last week; four by 
letter and statement and two by confession 
and baptism, all heads of families. Our Sun- 
day-school cantata, "The Dream of Fairyland" 
netted an offering of $32. With the envelope 
offering and birthday jug, and our Children's 
day collection amounted to over $52. — F. D 
Ferrall, pastor. 

Des Moines, June 23. — Had two baptisms at 
Willow Creek, Minn., last week, making four 
since last report. Also one at Lewisville, 
Minn., same week. Have closed my work at 
Lewisville, Minn., and Willow Creek, Minn. 
My successor not yet chosen. Applicants 
please address Wm. White, Willow, Minn.— 
Leslie Wolfe. 

Woodbine, June 22.— Three confessions and 
one by letter since last report. The pastor 
gave Memorial Day address here and on June 
19, an address before the district Christian 
Endeavor convention at Fort Dodge. A new 
barn at the parsonage and new lights in the 
church are recent acquisitions.— J. H. Wright. 

KANSAS. -Stone City, June 24.-Our series 
of meetings at this place closed Sunday 
night, June 21. with 32 additions, nearly all by 
confession and obedience. Our church, cost- 
in- a little over $800, was dedicated Sunday. 



Most of the money was raised. We expect 
within a few months to have all bills paid. We 
have a .thriving Sunday-school, and last Sun- 
day we' organized a Y. P. S. C. E. Our mem- 
bershiD is now over 80. We have regular 
service on the first and third Sundays of 
every month. — W. C. Willey, pastor. 

Cherokee, June 24.— At Cherokee on the 
second Sunday there were 4 additions, 3 by 
letter and 1 by confession. We begin a regu- 
lar weekly prayer-meeting at this place this 
week. Our Y. P. S. C. E. will give a special 
program Sunday. The Juniors are doing good 
work. I preach here on the second and fourth 
Lord's days of every month.— W. C. Willey. 

McPherson, June 24. — Our tent meeting 
closed last Sunday. We continued four weeks, 
but the first two weeks we were almost 
stormed out. There were 20 additions: 16 con- 
fessions, 2 by statement, 1 from M. E's and 1 
from the Baptists. B. B. Burton, of Des 
Moines, la., was our evangelist. His preach- 
ing was of a high order. He is one of the best 
men to work with I ever met. There was 
perfect harmony from first to last. He did 
untold good here and made many friends. 
Churches wanting a first class evangelist and 
a thoroughly good man will make no mistake 
in getting Bro. Burton. He ought to be kept 
busy.— W. T. Adams. 

MICHIGAN. -Waldron, June 22.— Baptized 
two yesterday after our morning service. We 
have had two mo:e added not previously re- 
ported: one by letter and one by statement.— 
L. E. Chase, minister. 

Saginaw, June 22. — We are pleased to report 
clear day and good services yesterday, with 
three confessions— young ladies. A confes- 
sion during the week and baptism of a very 
fire young man — an engineer. This makes 
seven since last report. The weather man 
has not been good to us this month, but our 
general work is doing well. Prayer-meeting 
fine. We begin to see the silver lining behind 
the clouds. State convention at Durand, June 
8-12, was enthusiastic if not large. The gen- 
eral work of convention excellent.— E. E. C. 

MISSOURI.— Kirksville, June 24.— Three 
additions last Lord's day, making 5 since last 
report. We attended to the ordinance of Bap- 
tism to-night at prayer meeting.— H. A. 
Northcutt, pastor, C. E. Wagner, Ass't. 

Joplin, June 27.— Our Bible-school ran an 
excursion train to Sulphur Springs, Ark., yes- 
terday. Ten passenger coaches were loaded 
with people and a baggage coach with dinner 
baskets. We had a great, good time and the 
school will clear nearly $200. Since the con- 
vention we have had 4 added at First, and 6 
at South Joplin.— W. F. Turner. 

St. Louis, June 29.— At the Christian minis- 
ters' meeting this morning the following ad- 
ditions were reported: Carondelet 2; Old 
Orchard 1; Cabanne 1; Hammett Place 6; 
First Church 3. 

Wellsville, June 25.— Two by baptism added 
to the church here Wednesday at prayer 
meeting, and two by the same ordinance at 
at Bellflower, Sunday afternoon. In both 
cases the converts were husband and wife.— 
G. F, Assiter. 

Elvins, June 22. — Nine additions }'esterday; 
5 by confession, 1 from the Baptists and 3 by 
statement; 22 additions during the past week. 
Bro. T. J. Head, of the Bible-school is assist- 
ing in the work. Much interest is manifested. 
—John G. M. Luttenberger. 

Appleton City, June 24.— Nine confessions 
at our services from Saturday to Tuesday, at 
Center schoolhouse. We will begin a series 
of meetings there July 19. We will use a 
large tent or tabernacle, as the house we are 
using is entirely too small. The outlook for a 
good meeting and a new church is bright.— 
Frank Jalageas. 

Potosi, June 22.— Five additions the first 
Sunday in this month. Also 3 here yesterday. 
—J. B." Dodson. 

St. Louis, June 22.— One addition and a fine 
Children's Day exercise with a good sum for 
foreign missions at Huntsville yesterday, 
while a great rain storm raged without. — W. 
H. Kern. 

Troy, June 22.— Since Feb. 1, 1903, under the 
ministration of our beloved pastor, Bro. J. D. 
Powell, there have been added to the church 
by confession, 2; letter, 3. Our church newly 
covered, painted inside, newly carpeted, 
granitoid baptistry, new windows, etc, cost in 
all $480. The church has contributed to state 
missions, foreign missions, state Bible-school 
work, home missions and orphans' home. 
Young People's Christian Endeavor Conven- 
tion of the Presbyterian and Christian 
churches just closed a grand meeting of 3 
days and nights, leaving great rejoicing in 
our city. Brother Powell is a success as pas- 
tor, preacher and man.— William Frazier. 

NEBRASKA. -Edgar, June 22,-One more 
confession at Ox Bow yesterday. Work mov- 



ing along nicely, with good interest. Pray for 
us. — E. W. Yocum. 

Broken Bow, June 22. — One addition at 
Anselmo at last meeting. Prospects promis- 
ing. — Jesse R. Teagarden. 

NEW YORK.— Syracuse, June 22.-Yester- 
day afternoon the Syracuse church organized 
a mission Sunday-school in the west end of 
the city, known as the Rowland Street Chris- 
tian Mission. Fifty-three were present at the 
opening service. A good building has been 
secured and the outlook is very-hopeful.— Wm. 
D. Ryan. 

OHIO. -Athens, June 22.— There were ten 
additions at the regular morning service yes- 
terday: two reclaimed, two from Baptists, six 
by letter. Miss Mary Kelley, of China, spoke 
to a large audience in the morning, and she 
again spoke at the Children's Day exercises 
at night, when scores were unable to get in 
the building. Offering more than apportion- 
ment.— T. L. Lowe. 

Galion, June 22. — There have been five ad- 
ditions here within the past month, four by 
letter and one baptism. Our Children's day 
was a great success. The offering when all 
in will be at least $40.— Chas. A. Pearce. 

Bowling Green, June 23.— John Ray Ewers 
closed a successful pastorate of three years' 
duration here, June 14. In this time 231 have 
been added to the church, $7,000 raised for 
local expenses, $12,000 for benevolences. This 
is one of the best 'missionary churches in the 
brotherhood. There are now 420 active, 
united members. The church is in splendid 
condition in every way. Mr. Ewers was be- 
loved by all, and his departure was universal- 
ly regretted. He left in order that he might 
do two years' work at the University of Chi- 
cago, where he is already at work. 

PENNSYLVANIA.— Scranton, June 22.- 
Children's day at Tripp Avenue Christian 
Church a success. House packed. Offering 
$100.-A, M. Growden. 

TEXAS. -Cisco, June 24.-Five added since 
last report: one by letter, one by baptism and 
three by statement. All departments of 
church work Drospering and the outlook hope- 
ful.— R. E. McKnight. 

Houston, June 23 — I have closed my pas- 
torate here and will be in the evangelistic 
field all the time.— E. W. Brickert. 

Changes. 

Charles E. Underwood, Irvington, to 423 W; 

Sixth Street, Marion, Ind. 
T. A. Lindenmeyer, Saybrook, 111., to Gold- 
field, la. 
C. A. Freer, Columbus, to Collinwood, O. 
Volney Johnson, El Paso, to Midland, Tex. 
Dr. Albert Buxton, Norfolk, Va., to Dexter, 

Mo. 
R. A. Smith, Philadelphia, Pa., to 309 Scott 

Street, Vincennes, Ind. 
O. L. Smith, Eureka, to Flanagan, 111. 
John Williams, Missouri Valley, la., to 1398 

W. 20th Street, Chicago, 111. 
G. E. Jones, Pattonsburg, to 909 Newton 

Avenue, Sheffield Station, Kansas City, Mo. 
A. M. Growden, Findlay, O., to Scranton, Pa. 
Leslie Wolfe, Lewisville, Minn., to 1344 27th 

Street, Des Moines, la. 

A 

A Fine Kidney Remedy. 

Mr. A. S. Hitchcock, East Hampton, Conn. (The Clo- 
thier) says if any sufferer from Kidney and Bladder Dis- 
ease will write him he will direct them to the perfect home 
cure he used. He makes no charge whatever for the fa- 
vor. 

Photographs of Summer Resorts. 

The Pere Marquette Railroad, th3 Michigan 
Resort Scenic Route is sending out a hand- 
some souvenir of the resort country in the 
shape of four photographs of beautiful scenes, 
each 6x8 inches, mounted ready for framing, 
and without advertising printed on them. 
These make a handsome reminder of the sum- 
mer days and will be sent to any address on 
receipt of 25 cents. Address H. F. Moeller, 
G. P. A„ Pere Marquette R. R., Detroit, Mich. 



A GOOD MONEY=RAISING SCHEME. 

I have discovered a good scheme for raising 
money in the Sabbath-school. Our school raised 
f 120 in two weeks and expects to raise $2,000 by ral- 
lying day. The scheme is absolutely new, unob- 
jectionable and very interesting. 

Any Sabbath-school superintendent who desires 
to know all about it can receive full information by 
inclosing to me $1.00, which amount will be used in 
paying the debt on our Sabbath-school building. I 
will agree to refund on application the money which 
may be received from any one who is dissatisfied 
with the information I send him. Address 

Joseph P. Tracy, Superintendent 
Tabernacle Sabbath-school, Ravenswood- 
Chicago, 111. 
I fully indorse this scheme. 

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Fifth United Presbyterian Church, Chicago, 111. 



July 2, 1903 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



27 



Opinions of the Christian - Evangelist 



As we are asking our readers to join 
with us in a vigorous campaign to in- 
crease the circulation of- the Chris- 
tian-Evangelist during the next six 
months, closing the fortieth volume of 
the paper, it seems altogether proper 
that we should present a few state- 
ments from representative brethren 
giving their estimate of the paper and 
the place it holds in our religious 
literature. We are permitted to use 
the following statements and extracts 
from a number of well-known breth- 
ren which will be of service to our 
readers in assisting them in the work 
of securing new subscribers. We have 
space for only brief statements from a 
few of the letters we have received, 
which we give below: 



"Its conception of the plea of the 
Disciples of Christ is correct and its 
presentation of this plea is manly and 
consistent." W. S. Lowe. 

Topeka, Kan. 



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been a mighty factor in bringing the 
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J. F. Ghormley. 

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"The Christian-Evangelist is an 
ideal religious weekly. Every family 
in the brotherhood ought to have it. 
Its splendid corps of writers is making 
it second to no paper printed by any 
religious body in the countrv." 

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"I believe your policy is, there is 
nothing too good in the newspaper 
line for the friends of the Christian- 
Evangelist. The matter contained in 
recent issues is sufficient earnest that 
more of the same kind is coming." 
James H. Brooks. 

Newport, Ark. 



"I value the Christian-Evangelist 
for many things, but just now I feel 
like laying stress on two things: (1) 
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tesy, and (2) its admirable balance. It 
has no crochets or hobbies. It goes to 
no extremes." George Darsie. 

Frankfort, Ky. 



"I- have observed that the readers 
of the Christian-Evangelist are loyal 
to 'our plea' and love their brethren in 
Christ everywhere; that they stand for 
truth and righteousness; that they do 
not claim to have a monopoly of truth, 
or that wisdom will die with them." 

Ka?isas City, Mo.. T. P. Haley. 



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our great brotherhood as now. The 
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Springfield, III. J. E. Lynn. 



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sweet spirit, liberal views and high 
literary character." 

E. V. ZOLLARS, 

Pres. Texas Christian University. 
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"Such a plea to be effective needs a 
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Cecil J. Armstrong. 

Winchester, Ky. 



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face us." Carlos C. Rowlison. 

Kento?i, O. 



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great and glorious liberty whose only 
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plain teaching, character and spirit of 
Jesus Christ." E. L. Powell. 

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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



July 2, 1903 



Family Circle 



The Poet's Moving Day. 

Now, we had intended to write something 
splendid 
A poem majestic and grand. 
But you know man proposes and woman dis- 
poses, 
And nothing we want is at hand. 

Our volumes of rhymes, which we do need at 
times, 

Is packed with the kitchen utensils: 
And the moving man took our synonym book, 

Along with our red and blue pencils. 

We must worry along with a frowsy old song 
'Till the Fates will allow us a neater. 

And the corn man will treat our metrical feet. 
While the gas man is fixing the meter. 

—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. 

Healthful Living and Thinking. 

By Sara H. Henton. 

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do much toward making us happier 
and better. With good health one has 
beauty usually. Health and beauty are 
not alone attributes of youth. They 
may be found among the elderly and 
the old. They may be cultivated or 
in part acquired. Physical charms 
such as perfect features may delight 
for a time, but the possessor of perfect 
health attracts by the atmosphere of 
exuberant vitality. 

Exercise is necessary to healthful 
living and thinking, and so is regular 
bathing. Every woman owes it to her- 
self to do all in her power to preserve 
the good points nature has endowed 
her with, and to improve as far as she 
can the bad ones. In regard to bath- 
ing, let us say you should avoid hard 
water as a pestilence, for it hardens 
and roughens the skin. If you are so 
situated you cannot possibly get rain 
water every day, keep a box of pow- 
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put some in the water every time you 
bathe. It will soften the water and it 
is healthful for the skin and softens 
it, and disinfects and purifies the open 
pores. It is not sufficient to wash the 
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arms daily. The whole body must be 
so treated, or those parts which are 
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feet or to bathe them daily in warm 
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By J. SrecKenrldge Ellis 



Lizzie L. McLain, Thayer, Mo.: "My 
quarter ended yesterday. I enjoy the 
Av. S. Letters, and I like to keep the 
rules, so I couldn't forget them if I 
tried. If one just thinks so, he can 
find something interesting in every 
line he reads." (Yes, but sometimes 
it's so hard to think it!) "I really 
hope Bertha Beesley won't fail in tak- 
ing the teacher's examination. I feel 
sorry for her if she has to teach in a 
place like I did last year. It was out 
among the great high hills, and there 
was only one pretty spot there." 
(You?) "A high wall of solid blue 
rock rises perpendicularly from one 
side of the river for about 200 feet. In 
the crevices of this rock grow grasses 
and plants. A pine or small cedar 
grows here and there in the rock. The 
top is covered with long grass, while 
stumpy cedars are scattered over it. 
The rock forms a wall around the bend 
of the river for about 200 yards, then 
gradually slopes, forming a long line 
of beauty high above the river. I went 
with a friend to the top last fall, when 
the leaves were changing to many 
beautiful colors. We stood on the high 
rock and looked down upon the breeze- 
tossed treetops. It made one dizzy to 
look at the winding river. If Mollie 
Turner ever comes to see the Mam- 
moth Springs, she must come to see 
me, for we don't live very far from 
them. I have been there many times. 
I must stop, for it is nearly Sunday- 
school time." 

Manie Bayless, Mulkeytown, 111., has 
sent me her note book. On the last 
page she sums up her work thus: 
"Finished my first quarter June 9. 
Read 501 pages of history (biogra- 
phies), 1,633 lines of poetry, besides 
'Lucile,' which is 375 pages — didn't 
count the lines; memorized 12 quota- 
tions" (she gives them all) "and read 
179 chapters in the Bible. I find it 
very little trouble to keep the rules, 
but I don't know how it will be this 
summer, as I generally read very little 
in warm weather." 

Burleigh Cash, Hood River, Ore.: "I 
am reading 'Giants of the Republic' 
for my history. We are very busy now, 
right in the midst of strawberry pick- 
ing. I do the packing; Henry, Ashley 
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is nearly full of pickers — Indians, Japs, 
blacks and whites. Four camps of In- 
dians (about 40) camp on our farm, in 
the woods. They are going to have a 
dance not far from here soon. I have 
not seen those sleighs coming down 
the Columbia yet. I ate part of your 
share of the strawberries and all of 
mine; consequently — well — ahem! You 
know the result. How I wish I had 
kept up in the Advance Society. It 
would be about my 20th report now. 
You should have a Charter List. Of 
course I'd want to be on it, because I 
was among the first to join when your 
first article came out. (Now I am not 
bragging on myself). Well, well! I 
thought I would turn the sheet over 
and write my name on the back, arid 
here I have written a whole page!" 

"A Friend," Missouri: "I am not a 
member of the Av. S., but I think it 
will please you to hear that one of 
your members (just 16) stayed all 
night with me this week. She asked 
for the Bible and said she must read 
at least one verse, because she be- 
longs to the Av. S. If I get to the 
World's Fair, I will time my visit so I 
can see the Av. S. members gathered 
together. The boys and girls who be- 
long to it will make a band of good 
men and women, I feel sure. My 
prayer is that God will bless the Av. S: 
and its leader and dear Bro. Garrison." 

Claire Saunders, Ozark, Ark.: "I 
send in my report. At the end of the 
10th week, I did not get the work I had 
done that week on my secretary book, 
before I went to bed. Will that count 
a miss?- I hope not, for this is the 
fourth time I have tried to get on the 
Honor List." (We will count it a miss 
on the Honor List; I mean Miss Claire 
Saunders.) 

Maud Gorman, Ozark, Ark.: "As 
Claire Saunders told you what we did 
on your birthday, I will write about 
something else. We have planted a 
great, big goober-patch. If you will 
come down this fall we will give you 
all the goobers you can eat. I will 
send you one of my best quotations, 
from Madaline Bridges: 'Give the world 
the best you have, and the best will 
come back to you.' " 

Vina Hawkins, Ozark, Ark.: "I want 
to tell you about an old hen that fell in 
a well." (Do!) "Eva and I went over 
to Mr. Wagner's one afternoon. When 
we got there, the children were very 
much excited over an old hen that had 
fallen in the well. Their papa and 
mamma were away, so we had to get 
her out the best way we could. Grover 
let the well-bucket down to try to get 
her." (Yes, I always heard Grover 
liked to go fishing.) "He said, 'Oh, 
sister! if you ever want to see day- 
light again, you had better get into 
this bucket.' But she did not get into 
the bucket. So we got a fishhook and 
line and fished for her a while, but she 
would not bite. Then we got a grab- 
hook and line and fished for her with 
that." (Why didn't you try a seine?) 
"At last we caught her leg and wing, 
and drew her out. She had her eyes 
shut, so we laid her in the sun to dry, 
while we went off to catch crawfish. 
We got an awful big one, and three 
little ones." (You ought to have made 
a little pond to put them in.) "When 
we got back to the house the old hen 
was walking around; I hope she will 
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Eunice Saunders, Ozark, Ark.: 
"Claire and I went over to play with 
Eva and Vina Hawkins. We rode one 
of our horses, Old Legs. We had a 
good time, as we always do when we 
get together." (Wish I could see you!) 
"When we got ready to start home, 
Eva and Vina were going a piece with 
us. We could not agree whether Eva 
and Claire, or Vina and I should ride 
the horse. So to settle the thing we 
all climbed on." (I'd think that would 
have settled Old Legs!) "Somehow, 
Eva got her heels in Old Legs's flanks 
and she began to buck. We had it 
lively for a while, and all of us fell off 
in a heap. I was underneath. When 
we got up, Old Legs was standing in 
a corner looking at us. I was laid up 
a week with a sprained wrist. The 
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Perfect Love. 

By Charles Blanchard. 
Hills rise on hills and meet 

The mount of God afar; 
And, standing at its feet, 

We see Love's lofty star, 

As Moses saw His face, 

But could not look thereon: 

Its path of light we trace 
Dimly, and it is gone! 

Beyond our highest reach 
Such perfect Love still lies; 

And holiest Life for each, 
Beyond these bending skies! 

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Being Popular. 

By Marianna Wood Robinson. 

"Who was elected, Rob?" 

"Tom Leighton, of course. No other 
fellow had any show at all. He's the 
most popular boy there is. They say 
it is because he is so good natured." 

"Well, Tom is the kindest boy — the 
kindest big bo> — I know," said Sadie, 
Rob's sister. 

"Huh! That's all right, but what 
does he have to keep him from being 
kind? He has every single thing he 
wants. He never has to work till the 
very last minute before school time. 
And he always has lots of money to 
treat the fellows with. I could be 
kind, too — maybe I could be popular, 
if I had time. You have to have some- 
thing to make you popular." 

"Right you are, my son. I have felt 
that way a great many times. It's the 
men who have money, so they can do 
things for people, or leisure to make 
themselves agreeable, that are popu- 
lar. It takes time even to be kind. 
When a man has to work all day in the 
shop, as hard as I do, he's got no time 
to make himself popular." 

"It doesn't seem as if that were 
quite the right idea of making one's 
self popular," said Rob's mother. 



"What do you think, Aunt Katie?" 

"I was just thinking," answered 
Aunt Kate, "of the two most popular 
men I know in our neighborhood at 
home." 

"Oh, is one that nice old gentleman 
who sat on his porch so much and 
used to give me candy when I went 
by?" 

"No, dear; he isn't one of them." 

"Well, then," said Rob, "it's some 
of those swell fellows over on Lee 
Avenue, two blocks from your street." 

"No, Rob, it isn't exactly any of 
them. I was just thinking," she went 
on, "about what you said it took to 
make boys or men popular. I'm sure 
the same men are both extremely pop- 
ular, but they both work at manual 
labor every day in the week, one of 
them, at least, all the year round, with, 
perhaps, a couple of weeks off." 

"They must be awfully smart men," 
said Rob, "to do all that, and have 
time to make themselves popular, too." 

"No, I don't consider them especial- 
ly smart, as we usually think of smart- 
ness. They are able to do their work 
well and faithfully, and that is all." 

"Well. I suppose their work is not 
the kind that frets or bothers them. 
They don't have to put their mind 
right on it," said Rob's father. 

"I don't know about that. I should 
think the work of one would be very 
tedious and vexing, and as to the oth- 
er, most representatives of his calling 
whom I have known have been as cross 
as bears, without a word for any- 
body." 

"Just like our postman," said Sadie. 

"Yes, that's just what he is — a let- 
ter carrier; and the other is the janitor 
of the Washintgon school. The post- 
man has a kindly, interested word to 
say at every door along his route. If 
you have been away, he is glad to see 
you back. If you don't get the letter 
you are expecting, he is as sorry as 



you are. If a package you are depend- 
ing on is delayed, he tries to plan 
some extra way for you to get it in 
time. If you are sick, he inquires for 
you every day. 

"The children run to meet him, and 
take turns going a way with him. 
They tell him their little secrets, and 
exchange stamp pictures with him. 

"At Christmas time he enjoys his 
work more than ever, because it makes 
so many people happy. He seems to 
make his work the means of his pop- 
ularity." 

"Well, what about the other one, 
Aunt Katie? He can't be much like 
our janitor." 

"The other man is much the same. 
You would think, wouldn't you? — I 
should — that he would see enough of 
the bothersome children, and would 
never speak to a child unnecessarily. 
But, instead, he is really interested in 
them, their home life, their older broth- 
ers and sisters who have gone from the 
school. He will often take a little tot 
on his knee, to warm her feet by the 
furnace in the winter mornings. 

Somehow, instead of regarding him 
as their natural enemy, as janitors are 
apt to be regarded, every one of these 
five hundred children consider him a 
friend. I know lots of rich people and 
people of leisure, but these two are the 
most popular men in our part of the 
city." 

"That's it," said mother. "Rob, 
you and your father are wrong. The 
best way to make yourself popular is 
to be really and truly interested in 
people." 

"I shouldn't say, either, 'make 
yourself popular,' " said Aunt Kate. 
"I doubt if any one who directly tries 
to make himself popular, ever really 
becomes so. Be thoughtful and kind- 
ly, right in the midst of your work, 
and the popularity will take care of it- 
self.' ' — Southern Presbyterian . 



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The College and the Masses. 

( Continued from page 9 . ) 

more efficient minister to the public 
weal, a more sympathetic and helpful 
brother to all who bear the divine 
image in the form of man. 

The public is asking of the college 
man, and it is justified in asking, not 
"What is your learning worth to you?" 
but "What is your learning worth to 
vie and to the others who are without 
learning?" The culture of the college 
has justified itself from the standpoint 
of the man who has it, but can it justi- 
fy itself in the eyes of the man who 
does not have it? Can the men with 
the hoe and the hod and the hammer 
be made to feel that the man with the 
book is really contributing something 
to their welfare? 

This is the most serious, the most 
vital problem which the American col- 
lege has on its hands to-day. It is 
vital, because, if the college perma- 
nently fails at this point, it will wither 
and die like a plant with its roots 
taken out of the ground. It is vital, 
because in most cases the college de- 
pends for its material support upon 
those who are not college men and 
who have, therefore, no interest in the 
perpetuation of any sort of education 
which is to be merely a private intel- 
lectual cult. It is vital, because we 
are all involved in a body politic in 
which all the members will suffer if 
any considerable group of members 



fail to contribute their part to the 
common good. Political and religious 
society is constantly threatened by the 
dangers of ignorance and selfishness, 
and the college is one of the chief de- 
fensive barriers standing between the 
principle of democracy and these 
perils which stand ever ready to de- 
stroy it. 

A few days ago several thousand 
persons in East St. Louis were living 
and doing business on dry ground sev- 
eral feet below the level of the swollen 
river. A dike protected them. The 
dike had been placed there for just 
such an emergency. They did not 
know whether the dike would be strong 
enough to resist the force of the flood 
until the water should subside, but 
they devoutly hoped that it would, and 
when it weakened in spots, they 
strengthened it. A few persons, want- 
ing to be in a position to give aid at a 
moment's notice, took their stations 
on the top of the dike. They ate there 
and slept there. But it was not their 
dike. Its business was not to keep 
them out of the flood, but to protect 
the low-lying miles and the thousands 
of people behind it. 

Now the college bears something of 
the same relation to the dangers of ig- 
norance and selfishness on the one 
hand, and the great level plain of com- 
mon humanity on the other, that the 
dike bears to the swollen river and the 
protected' city. When the college be- 
comes supercilious and thinks of it- 



self as existing for its own sake, it is 
the dike forgetting its mission, and 
saying to the bottom land, Behold, I 
am higher than thou. When college 
men and women look upon education 
as a means of gaining a private ad- 
vantage over the less fortunate, it is 
the people on the dike leaving their 
work as rescuers and hunting comfort- 
able corners where they may be at ease 
abovethe flood, as if the dike were built 
for them. And when the public looks 
askance at the colleges as luxuries for 
the few, and cherishes a feeling of re- 
sentment or hostility toward college 
men, it is the dwellers on the low 
ground growing angry at the dike and 
plotting to destroy it to spite the peo- 
ple who are on top. 

This, then, must be the attitude of 
the college to the masses, and of the 
masses to the college. If the twenti- 
eth century shall put this principle 
into practice and shall imbue both the 
colleges and the public with this view 
of their mutual relations, it will have 
contributed to both education and 
democracy all that may reasonably be 
expected of one century. 



Washington Christian College 

Washington City. 

The Highest Order of College Work. 
A University Faculty, 
For catalogue write 

DANIEL E. MOTLEY, Ph. D., Pres. 
Washington, D. C. 



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COLLEGES: 



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College of Liberal Arts 


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College of the Bible 


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College of Law : 


4, 


College of Medicine : 


5 


Normal College : 


6. 


Conservatory of Music 


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College of Pharmacy : 


8. 


College of Dentistry : 



A new $25,000 Music Building is in course of construction and 
will be ready to use at the opening of the fall term. Thirty- 
five new pianos will be installed in the building for the use 
of students and instructors. 

A splendid new Medical Building, costing $25,000, will be com- 
pleted by October 1, 1903. This will give the College of 
Medicine of Drake University the best appointed medical 
building in Iowa. A free dispensary and excellent facilities 
for clinics are special features. 

Four additional rooms for the Business College have been 
fitted up at a cost of several thousand dollars. 



SPECIAL SCHOOLS: 

1. The College Preparatory School 

2. The Primary Training School 

3. The Kindergarten Training School 

4. The Music Supervisors Training School 

5. The School of Oratory : : 

6. The Commercial and Shorthand School 

7. The Summer Schools : : : 

8. The Correspondence Schools : : 



Our newly organized Schools of Correspondence will enable 
young men and women to pursue profitable courses at home 
at very little expense. If interested in these schools 
write to us. 

Attendance last year exclusive of summer schools, 1,208. 
Students can enter at any time and find work suited to their 
needs and advancement. 

Each college and special school is represented by a special 
announcement. Write for the one in w-hich you are in- 
terested. 



Jill Correspondence Regarding any of the Colleges 
& & & & careful attention sho 



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HANDSOMEST COLLEGE BUILDING FOR WOMEN WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI. 

Ji Sound-Proof Music Hall(f903). A Splendid $58,000 Auditorium and Library Building (1902) 



TUTAGNIFICENT new $75,000 Dormitory (1899) accommo- 
■*■ dating 150 students. Furnishings and equipment unri- 
valed. Rooms en suite; heated by steam; lighted by elec- 
tricity; hot and cold baths; gymnasium; library of 5,000 
volumes; physical and chemical laboratories : : : : 



"PREPARES for advanced University Work. Academic De- 
■*■ grees of B. A. and B. L. Schools of Music, Art, Oratory 
and Domestic Science. Twenty-five Instructors of the best 
American and European training. Students from 22 States. 
Beautiful park of 18 acres. Tennis and Basket-Bali : : 



Jt Combined Christian Home and High = Grade College. 



Next Session Opens September 16, 1903. 



Rooms should be engaged early. For Engraved Catalogue, address 

SECRETARY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, Columbia, Mo. 
MRS. W. T. MOORE,, President. 



Texas Christian University 



North Waco, Tex. 

Embraces the following schools: 

I. THE ADD-RAN COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES. 

II. COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE. 

III. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS. 

IV. COLLEGE OF MUSIC. 

V. COLLEGE OF ORATORY. 

VI. SCHOOL OF ART. 

VII. PREPARATORY SCHOOL. 

Faculty composed of twenty-five experienced teachers 
who have prepared th-mselves by special University train- 
in?. Music teacher* have enjoyed the best advantages of 
Europe and America. 

Commodious Girls' Home. Neatlv furnished Dormitory 
for yourg men. Well-equipped Laboratories. Good 
working Library. Excellent Recitation Rooms. Acorn- 
modations first-class in every particular. One of the finest 
educational plan's in the South. Buildings heated by 
steam and lighted hy electricity. 

Evoenses are very low considering the advantages of- 
fered. 

The Next Session Opens September 8, 1903. 

Send for catalogue to E. V. ZOLL4RS, 

President Texas Christian University. 



KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, 

LEXINGTON AND LOUISVILLE, KY. 

UNIVERSITY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH -:- BURRIS A. JENKINS, A. M., B. D ., President 

FOUR COLLEGES 



College of Liberal Arts, Lexington, Ky. 
Commercial College, - Lexington, Ky. 



College of the Bible, Lexington, Ky. 
Medical Department. Louisville, Ky. 



Courses of study leading to the Degrees of A. B.. A. M., B. S., M. S., B. Ped., M. Ped. and M. D., and 
in the College of the Bible and Commercial College, to graduation without degrees. 

Co-education, 1,166 Matriculates last session. Well-equipped Gymasium. Fees in College of Liberal 
Arts and Normal Department, S30.00; in College of the Bible. $20.00. for session of nine months. Other 
expenses also low or moderate. Reciprocal privileges. Next session of these Colleges begins in Lexing- 
ton, Monday, September 14, 1903. For catalogues or other information, address 

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CONTENTS 



Current Events 

Editorial: 
Life and Organization... 
Reverent or Destructive. 
Moral and Positive Law 

A Needed Revival 

Editor's Easy Chair 

Notes and Comments.. 



Contributed Articles: 

Faith and Uncertainty. N. J. Ayls- 
worth 

America Revisited. William Durban.. '. . 

Personalitv in English Literature. Prof. 
W. D." Howe 

The American Christian Educational So- 
ciety and its. Problems. R. P. Shep- 
herd 

One Touch of Nature. E. C. Ferguson.. 

The Use of the Symbol. Olive A. Smith.. 

Diugdong 

News From Many Fields: 

Ohio Letter 

Texas Echoes 

The Awful Food ".'.'.. 

C. W. B. M. in Missouri 

Missouri Bible-School Notes 

Iowa State Convention , 

Whitman County ( Wash. ) Co-operation . . 

Commencent at Hiram 

The Sunday-School 

Midweek Prayer-Meeting 

Christian Endeavor 

Our Budget 

Correspondence: 

A Day on Hiram Hill 

"Reverent or Destructive" 

Bethany Assembly 

Leaving-Taking at Red Oak, Iowa 

South Dakota Convention 

Christianity at the University of Mis- 
souri 

Working for an Education 

Program for the Tidewater Convention.. 

Iowa C. W. B. M. Convention 

Marriages 

Obituaries 

Evangelistic 

The Pulpit 

Family Circle 

With the Children 

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Vol. XL. 



July 9, 1903 



No. 28 



Current Events 



The Postal 
Inquiry. 



In spite of the obstruction by some 
interested parties, who ought really to 
be interested in secur- 
ing the fullest possible 
investigation of any 
alleged irregularities in the depart- 
ment, the postal inquiry is now well 
under way. The President has refused 
to be influenced by the counsel of 
some of his too nervous advisors. No 
sane and sober minded person believes 
that the administration has anything 
to fear from the most rigorous investi- 
gation into the postal department, 
though some of the administration's 
appointees may have a good deal to 
fear. When a bookkeeper in a business 
house defaults, no one thinks it neces- 
sary to impeach the president and the 
entire board of directors. But if any 
member of the board of directors puts 
obstacles in the way of an investiga- 
tion when there is good ground to be- 
lieve that an employee is abusing his 
trust, then that director lays himself 
open to criticism and suspicion. Post- 
master-General Payne has tried to 
pooh-pooh away the report of Mr. 
Bristow, fourth assistant postmaster- 
general. In this attempt he has been 
most unsuccessful. There are several 
things besides Banquo's ghost that will 
not down, and this is one of them. Mr. 
Payne has pointed out that some of 
the suspected officials were appointed 
by the late President McKinley and he 
thinks that a proper respect for the 
honored dead would preclude any 
inquiry into the conduct of his 
appointees. Such reasoning is unac- 
countable folly. Mr. McKinley's repu- 
tion is not involved and it cannot be 
made a cloak to hide the transgres- 
sions of postal officials. It is to be 
hoped that the President will find some 
means of conducting the investigation 
so that it will not be thwarted by the 
reluctance of the postmaster-general. 
The assistance of the new department 
of commerce has been invoked for the 
purpose of discovering the names of 
the stockholders in all of the corpora- 
tions which have secured favorable 
contracts from the postal department. 
The law which created the new depart- 
ment gave it authority to make such 
inquiries. It is suspected that some 
officials in the postal service and other 
influential politicians will be found to 
be financially inte'rested in the con- 
cerns to which contracts have been 
awarded. 



Political 
Geography. 



While the vice-presidency itself is 
rather a barren honor, having no 
special attractiveness 
except the glamour of 
the campaign and the 
possibility of succeeding to the presi- 
dential office through the death of its 
incumbent, yet the choice of the candi- 
date is counted as having some sig- 
nificance as giving to the state from 
which he comes that peculiar and elu- 
sive something called "recognition." 
There are some, for example, who say 
that the Republican party in Missouri 
ought to be "recognized" by choosing 
Mr. Roosevelt's running mate from 
that state. It is to be noted that those 
who say this are Missouri Republi- 
cans. Others say that California 
ought to be recognized and suggest 
the nomination of Ulysses S. Grant. 
Fourth Assistant Postmaster-General 
Bristow, of Kansas, is also mentioned 
largely for the same reason. Just 
what the politicians expect us to un- 
derstand by that term "recognition" 
is not easy to understand. What we 
do, as a matter of fact, understand by 
it is that an appeal is made to state 
pride for campaign purposes. It is 
realized that in a national election, 
other things being equal, a state will 
give its vote to the ticket which bears 
the name of one of its own sons. But 
this holds good only where other things 
are very nearly equal, and for that 
reason political expediency demands 
that the nomination for the vice-presi- 
dency shall" go to one of the doubtful 
states. That Mr. Roosevelt can carry 
California without the aid of a Cali- 
fornian on the ticket with him is al- 
most as certain as that he cannot 
carry Missouri even with the help of a 
Missourian. Why then waste powder 
by giving the nomination to either 
of these states? Better give recog- 
nition where it may influence the 
result of the vote. If Indiana may be 
considered a doubtful state — and it is 
probably more uncertain than any of 
the other northern states having a 
large electoral vote — it would seem 
that a vice-presidential candidate 
might well be chosen from that state, 
especially as it has two senators who 
are perfectly eligible for the office, if 
they will accept it. Senators 'Beveridge 
and Fairbanks are both suitable men 
for the vice-presidency if they will ac- 
cept it. And after all, while the office 
is seldom a stepping-stone to anything 
higher, it is far too important a post to 
be filled by a man of less than presi- 
dential caliber. Too often it has hap- 
pened that a vice-president has been 



Contemporary 
Slavery. 



called to the executive chair by the 
death of the president. At this pres- 
ent time, with an example of this be- 
fore our eyes, it would be the highest 
folly to nominate a man who would be 
incapable of filling the highest office 
with credit in case of an emergency. 

A 

We have gotten pretty well accus- 
tomed to the statement that the Fif- 
teenth Amendment is 
inoperative in several 
states of the Union, but 
it has undoubtedly come with a shock 
of surprise to most of us to learn that 
in parts of at least one state the Thir- 
teenth Amendment has been quite as 
effectively nullified. That a system of 
peonage or serfdom "exists in several 
counties of Alabama has been proved 
by the confession of some of the guilty 
parties in the federal court at Mont- 
gomery. Ex-Sheriff Pace, who seems 
to have been the moving spirit in the 
whole business, plead guilty and has 
been sentenced to five years' imprison- 
ment. This man owns plantations 
and mills requiring a large amount of 
labor. By co-operating with a ring of 
scoundrels in official positions, he se- 
cured the conviction of large numbers 
of negroes for imaginaryscrimes, and 
inaugurated a system of convict labor 
for his own benefit. The stories that 
are told of the cruelties practiced on 
these serfs would be incredible if they 
were not so amply authenticated. The 
following case is typical and is worth 
repeating in the words of one who has 
been making an investigation on the 
ground: 

One case in Lowndes county reveals the 
torture of a negro named Freeman. It is said 
he tried to get away from people who en- 
slaved him. 

Whatever it was that angered them, he was 
tied with his hands and feet, bound behinda 
horse andjdragged a long distance along the 
road. This occurred less than thirty miles 
from Montgomery, the state capital. 

Freeman was sent for by the Federal 
authorities. Two of his employers accom- 
panied him to the very door of the govern- 
ment building. They rigged him out in fine 
style, with the best outfit of clothes obtain- 
able, and when he was questioned he said he 
got nothing bat the finest of treatment from 
his employers and remained with them wil- 
lingly. 

The Federal authorities were astonished at 
this statement, for their information about 
Freeman's treatment came from reliable 
sources. 

Two hours later Freeman returned. He 
had gotten away from those who intimidated 
him. "Boss," said he, "if the government will 
protect me and I won't have to go back to 
Lowndes county, I'll tell the truth." He was 
assured full protection. 

He confirmed the entire story of being tied 
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only that, but he told of inhuman beatings. 

Government officials are loth to believe 
him under bis previous statements and asked 
what he had to prove the truth of his tale of 
cruelty. He stripped and showed his back- 
one mass of welts, wounds, bruises and sores. 

His evidence and that of others will be pre- 
sented to the grand jury as soon as it can be 
gotten together in proper shape. 

The steps which are now being 
taken in the federal court to break up 
this barbarous practice and to punish 
the culprits have the support of all the 
good people of the state. Happily, no 
political question is involved. It is 
not a matter of political rights or so- 
cial equality or the negro vote, but 
merely a question whether the slave- 
driver is to be permitted to ply his 
trade in Alabama, defying the consti- 
tution of the state and of the United 
States, and prostituting the forms of 
judicial procedure to his own criminal 
ends. 



Demands or 
Agreements. 



A New York judge, in passing sen- 
tence upon a striker who had assaulted 
a non-union man, said 
some harsh things 
about the unions, in- 
cluding some things which are, in our 
opinion, too severe to be just. But 
with these he uttered one true word: 
'"The question of wages is one to be 
settled between the employer and the 
employed, and cannot be dictated by 
any body of men." This does not 
mean that labor ought not to organize, 
but it does mean that the unions act 
ill-advisedly when they fix the rate of 
wages without consultation with the 
employers and without an adequate 
knowledge of the employer's side of 
the business. The terms of a con- 
tract are most amicably and satisfac- 
torily arranged when the parties con- 
sult in their formulation. For one 
party to formulate its ideas in the 
shape of "demands" and present them 
as an ultimatum to the other party, is 
a procedure which puts all further dis- 
cussion on a war basis. At the best 
it is "shirt-sleeve diplomacy" applied 
to a business requiring fine adjust- 
ment and infinite tact — the diplomacy 
of rolled-up shirt sleeves, at that. The 
unions and the employers both ought 
to know by this time that to begin ne- 
gotiations by presenting "demands" 
is the quickest way not to get a satis- 
factory agreement. 

In one city at least, Independence 
Day has been changed to accommo- 
date the saloon men. 
We had supposed that 
the Fourth of July was 
not exactly a movable feast, but it 
seems now that the Fourth of July 
does not necessarily occur on July 4 — 
especially if the lrquor sellers can 
make more profit out of it on another 
day. At Bloomington, Ind., a celebra- 
tion was planned and a fund was 
raised by subscription to defray the 
expenses. The saloonists pledged half 
of the money and thereby got great 



An Insult to 
the Fourth. 



Coaling Stations 
in Cuba. 



praise for their patriotism. Then they 
remembered that July 4 was a legal 
holiday on which their resorts must be 
closed. So the celebration was moved 
up a day to accommodate them, and 
on July 3, was held as beery a Fourth 
of July carnival as the most bibulous 
patriot could desire. It was a charm- 
ingly simple expedient and quite in 
keeping with the current popular view 
of our national holiday. The carni- 
val's the thing, not the day nor the 
historic event for which it stands, nor 
the patriotic sentiment which is sup- 
posed to be fostered by it. The main 
point is to make a noise, to have a 
holiday, to sell beer. The day is only 
the excuse — and a slim enough one it 
is for all that is put upon it. The 
average Fourth of July celebration 
tells all this plainly enough, but the 
painful and pitiful part is seldom so 
clearly proved as in this alteration of 
the day to suit the convenience of the 
saloonkeepers. 

Our government has selected the 
points on the Cuban coast which it 
wishes to occupy as 
coaling stations, ac- 
cording to the Piatt 
amendment. The treaty embodying 
the terms of the lease has been signed 
and only awaits ratification. The 
Cuban government will buy from its 
private owners the property which has 
been selected, the money for this pur- 
chase being advanced by the United 
States. This sum is to be considered 
an advance payment on the rental, 
which is to be at the rate of $2,000 a 
year. The United States surrenders 
any claim that it may have to sover- 
eignty over the Isle of Pines, the own- 
ership of which had been left to be de- 
termined by treaty. 

A 

There have been many false and 
premature reports of the Pope's ap- 
proaching death, until 
all such reports have 
come to be regarded 
with suspicion. But these erroneous 
reports cannot make him immortal 
and, with his frail physique and his 
more than ninety years the end must 
soon come. Dispatches from Rome 
assert that he is now lying at the point 
of death and that the news of the end 
may come at any hour. The aged 
pontiff has received the last sacrament 
and is prepared for death. The court- 
yard of the Vatican is filled with the 
carriages of the cardinals who- have 
hurried to Rome to be ready for the 
conclave which will meet immediately 
upon the death of the Pope for the 
election of his successor. The rival 
candidates are marshalling their forces, 
but there is very great uncertainty as 
to the outcome among such a wide 
range of possibilities. The only things 
that are comparative certain are that 
the next pope will be an Italian, that 
he will be one of the present cardinals, 



Pope Leo 
Near Death. 



and that he will be an old man. Short 
papal reigns are considered desirable 
so that the honor may be distributed 
among a greater number of persons. 
The cardinals are therefore careful, as 
a rule, not to elect a young and vigor- 
ous ecclesiastic with a prospect of long 
life. That is one of the chief objec- 
tions to the election of Cardinal Ram- 
polla, papal secretary of state. Leo 
himself was nearly seventy years old 
when he was chosen, and his long pon- 
tificate has been a great surprise to 
those who elected him. 



The Iowa Republican convention, 
which was held last week, resulted in 
a compromise between 
old-line protection and 
the so-called "Iowa 
idea," which consists in using tariff 
reduction as an instrument for curbing 
the trusts. The tariff plank in the 
platform was written by Senator Alli- 
son, upon whose orthodoxy as a pro- 
tectionist no suspicion has ever been 
cast, and was unanimously indorsed 
by the convention. On the other hand, 
Governor Cummins, the chief spokes- 
man for the Iowa idea, was unani- 
mously re-nominated on a clear state- 
ment that his views of the tariff were 
just what they had been during the 
past two years. So the convention 
really decided nothing as to the tariff 
question. What it did decide was that 
the two ideas can live together on 
peaceable terms without creating a 
schism in the party. 



Protection in 
Iowa. 



The Pacific 
Cable. 



Late on the evening of July 4 the 
laying of the cable from California to 
the Philippines was 
completed by the ar- 
rival of the cable ship 
at the archipelago. Now, for the 
first time, is there a complete line of 
telegraphic communication around the 
world. President Roosevelt and Mr. 
Mackay, president of the Pacific 
Cable Company, both being at Oyster 
Bay on the day of the opening of 
the cable, exchanged congratulatory 
messages around the world. The new 
cable touches only at American ter- 
ritory, Hawaii, Guam and the Philip- 
pines. In granting the franchise to 
the Pacific Cable Company our gov- 
ernment established a maximum 
rate of tolls under which it will save 
thousands of dollars a year over the 
former rates, provided that official 
dispatches should always have the 
right of way, and reserved the right 
to purchase the cable at any time at 
an appraised valuation. This arrange- 
ment is even better than a cable owned 
and operated by the government. In 
carrying this immense project to a 
successful conclusion, Mr Mackay 
fulfilled an ambition, which his father 
had long cherished and performed a 
task which he inherited with his 
fortune. 



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Life and Organization. 

Christianity and science alike have 
reached the conclusion that life pre- 
cedes organization. In other words, 
life is the cause and not the product of 
organization. While this is now 
recognized as a general principle, its 
application to church organization has 
never been clearly apprehended by 
many. And yet we are sure that, on 
reflection, it will be seen that this 
principle is as true in the domain of 
religion as in any other form of life. 
It seems to us to have important bear- 
ings on the whole question of church 
organization. Let us consider some 
of its bearings. 

Not only is it true that life precedes 
organization; it is also true that the 
kind of life determines the character 
of the organization. Organization is 
the method by which the life manifests 
itself and performs its normal func- 
tions. "And to every seed its own 
body," is the statement of this law as 
it relates to the vegetable world. Its 
use by the apostle, in connection with 
the doctrine of the resurrection, shows 
that, in his thought, enlightened as it 
was by the Spirit of God, the same 
principle applies to man, and that, 
too, in relation to his higher life. It 
seems safe to infer, not only from this 
argument of the apostle, but from all 
that we know of God's methods in all 
realms of life, that man's future 
glorified body will be a higher and 
finer organization adapted to the 
quality of the new and higher life, 
which man has attained through 
Christ. 

But we are specially concerned now 
with the application of this law to 
church organization. How did the 
church come to take on the particular 
form or forms of organization which 
seem to be indicated in the New 
Testament? One answer to this ques- 
tion is that Christ either personally 
directed the apostles how to organize 
their churches, mentioning the specific 
officers, or that He inspired them to 
give to the church a~particular form of 
organization. Another answer would 
be that the early church, following, of 
course, the advice of its inspired 
leaders, and guided by what seemed to 
be the needs of each particular church, 
selected men that would supply these 
needs. It seems more in accordance 
with God's method of working, to sup- 
pose that the early church felt itself at 
liberty to adopt such organization as 
the case demanded, that is to appoint 
certain men to do certain things, as 
they were needed, without any direct 
commandment from the Lord. It does 
not follow from this view that such 
organization was without divine sanc- 
tion, for these men were seeking 
divine guidance in all that they did for 



the advancement of Christ's kingdom. 
At the same time it disproves the idea 
that there is a fixed and definite form 
of church organization given in the 
New Testament which must be fol- 
lowed in all cases and under all cir- 
cumstances. It leaves the church 
free to adopt such methods of organ- 
ization as will best promote the edifica- 
tion of its members and conserve all 
its interests, without violating any of 
its principles. 

What we see, when we look into the 
New Testament after the church was 
established, is, at first, simply a body 
of believers. After a while certain 
of their number are appointed to serve 
certain specific needs. Later on, 
others were appointed to supply other 
needs. To say that such men were 
appointed under the guidance of the 
Spirit is not in conflict with the idea 
that this divine life in Christ was 
taking on an organism adapted to the 
work it was to accomplish. We can- 
not conceive that the Holy Spirit 
would suggest any form of organiza- 
tion that was not adapted to the needs 
of the church. As the cause spreads 
from Jerusalem to other cities, there 
were local congregations formed, each, 
so far as we can see, having the man- 
agement of its own local affairs, yet 
considering itself a part of that one 
Church of which Christ was the Living 
Head. Each of these congregations, 
after a time at least, seems to have 
had two classes of officers, namely, 
deacons and presbyters or elders. 
These last were also designated as 
bishops, overseers or pastors. The 
first of these seems to have had charge 
of the material interests of the church 
looking after its poor, assisting in the 
ordinances, and perhaps taking a sub- 
ordinate part in the religious services 
of the church. The bishops or over- 
seers were appointed to serve the 
spiritual needs of the congregation in 
teaching, oversight and correction. 

This much, then, we find in the 
New Testament in the way of church 
organization: the congregational 
polity, that is, the autonomy of the 
local churches, which were linked to- 
gether, however, in the bonds of a 
common faith and a common work, 
and each local church provided with 
deacons and bishops to look after its 
material and spiritual interests. The 
experience of nineteen centuries has 
confirmed the wisdom of both the local 
organization, and the two classes of 
officers to supply its two classes of 
needs. Whatever tiames may be given 
to the men who minister to these needs 
of the church, the needs themselves 
are enduring; and men qualified and 
set apart to such work, are a necessity 
in order to the continuous growth and 
edification of the church. But whether 
the life of the church finds sufficient, 
and its only legitimate, expression, in 
this simple form of organization, and 
whether other age-ncies may be em- 
ployed as needed, will be a subject for 
future consideration. 



Reverent or Destructive? 

We call attention to a letter from 
Bro. Allen Hickey, published else- 
where in this paper under the above 
head. According to Brother Hickey's 
understanding of the matter, those 
who recognize a human element in the 
Bible deny to that extent its inspira- 
tion. The word human is, with him, 
equivalent to false or erroneous. Those 
who see both the human and the di- 
vine elements in the Bible, are only 
"semi-believers" in the Bible, because 
they only accept an "element" in it! 
We wonder how many people have 
that conception of the Bible and of in- 
spiration? If the number is very large 
there is certainly need for a "cam- 
paign of education" on the subject. 

Is there a single intelligent Bible 
scholar in the world to-day that does 
not recoenize the human element in 
the Bible? Not so far as we know. 
Evangelical believers, as well as ra- 
tionalists, accept this fact; but the 
Bible with them is not less divine be- 
cause the Holy Spirit has used the 
human element in its production. 
Were not the prophets and the apos- 
tles human beings? Did not the Holy 
Spirit quicken their thought and il- 
luminate their understanding, and 
thus enable them to speak in harmony 
with the will of God? And yet each 
of these men used whatever talent, 
whatever literary style, whatever know- 
ledge, he possessed, and their individ- 
ual peculiarities are all manifest in 
their writings. Paul's style is very 
different from that of John, and Peter's 
is different from both of the others. 
Their way of conceiving and stating 
truth also differs. And yet what each 
of them said is no less inspired be- 
cause of this human element that is 
used in communicating God's will to 
men. 

The difference between evangelical 
and destructive critics, as we said, is 
that the former believe that in reveal- 
ing Himself God speaks in and 
thro7igh men, and that we have both 
the human and the divine agencies 
working together; while the rational- 
istic or destructive school of critics do 
not accept the idea of the supernatural 
manifesting itself in human affairs, 
and therefore attempt to account for 
all religious phenomena, including the 
Bible, without the agency of the super- 
natural. To speak of the first class as 
"semi-believers," because they recog- 
nize the human agency as well as the 
divine, in the production of the Bible, 
is to speak without correct knowledge 
of the subject. Of course, in view of 
the statements just made, our brother's 
request for some "infallible proofs" 
by which we may know "whether any 
particular passage in the Bible belongs 
to the accepted or rejected element," 
is seen to be based on a total miscon- 
ception of what is implied by the pres- 
ence of the human and the divine ele- 
ments in revelation. 

The Bible is a much more precious 
and valuable book for human beings, 



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such as we are, coming- to us, as it 
does, through human beings like our- 
selves, struggling with the great prob- 
lems of life and duty and destiny, of 
sin, of sorrow, and of death, uttering, 
each in hisfown way, the truths which 
God's Spiritjihas enabled him to see 
and to know, than if it had been 
handed down to us from heaven in 
some perfectjjlanguage of the celestial 
world, without human agency. As 
God came near to^us by manifesting 
Himself in' the flesh, "a man of sor- 
rows and acquainted with grief," so 
His will has come near to us by mani- 
festing itself in human life, in human 
struggles, in human thought, in human 
labor and achievement, a record of 
which we find in the Bible. 

A 
. Moral and Positive Law. 

Professor Grubbs, of the Bible Col- 
lege, Kentucky University, has an ar- 
ticle in a recent number of the Chris- 
tian Standard on "The Moral and 
Positive Law in Religion," which is 
marked by his usual clearness, and 
which, we think, helps to disentangle 
the subject from some confusion of 
thought. He points out that "the 
reason why the obligation expressed in 
a moral precept is binding through all 
dispensations, and never can be other- 
wise, is the essential relation which it 
sustains to the character of God." The 
commandment to keep the seventh day, 
as against any other day is not of this 
nature, he argues, since God might 
have selected the fifth or any other 
day for observance. But He never. 
could "make a world in which lying 
would be a virtue and telling the truth 
be a vice," because this would be con- 
trary to God's character. "Moral law 
is a mirror of the divine character, 
while- -positive law is an embodiment 
of the divine will." 

It may be said in reply to the fore- 
going statement, that the divine will 
is an integral part of the divine char- 
acter, just as our human wills are a 
part of our character; but while this is 
true, it is allowable to make the dis- 
tinction, by using the terms in a 
limited sense, as the Professor does. 
The following paragraph states the 
distinction between the two classes of 
commands very clearly: 

Let it be carefully noted that the difference 
between the two kinds of law pertains to the 
nature and source of obligation in each case. 
To show that a positive institution is not ar- 
bitrary, but reasonable and appropriate in its 
appointment, is no proof that it can be clas- 
sified with moral commandments. The fit- 
ness and appropriateness of baptism and the 
Lord's Supper in answering the general pur- 
pose for which they were ordained, does not 
show that they ever could have existed as re- 
ligious duties apart from the will of their di- 
vine Author, or that their existence is to be 
co-eternal with the existence of God Himself. 

- The old way of stating the argument 
in favor of the distinction above made 
laid emphasis upon the absence of 
any reason or fitness of baptism for 
the end it was intended to serve, and 
this very fact it was held, made it a 
suitable test of faith. It was the re- 



volt against this extreme position that 
has led to an effort to obliterate all 
distinction whatever between the two 
classes of commands. And yet it must 
be recognized that the command to be 
baptized, and that to be holy and 
merciful, are binding upon men for 
different reasons, the former because 
God's wisdom has ordained it, the lat- 
ter because God's character necessi- 
tates it. 

A 
A Needed Revival. 

We mean the revival of zeal for real- 
ity — for things rather than names. It 
is astonishing how many of us are de- 
ceived by mere words. We maybe ex- 
ceedingly zealous for words while com- 
paratively careless about what the 
words stand for. Let us get beneath 
words, which may become mere party 
Shibboleths, to the realities which they 
signify. 

We say we believe in Christian un- 
ion. Do we really believe in it, and 
love to mingle with other Christians in 
worship or in some form of public 
service, or do we love it as a party 
slogan? No doubt most of us love the 
real thing, but we are persuaded that 
some just love the theory, and care 
little about the practice. The man 
who really loves union will seek every 
opportunity of manifesting it and 
practicing it. We believe there should 
be a revival of our love for the unity 
of believers, such as animated the 
Campbells in ihe inauguration of their 
work, but it should be the real thing, 
not a party cry. There can be no real 
Christian unity except under the in- 
spiration and leadership of the Holy 
Spirit, who is the author of unity. 
Only as we are guided by the Spirit 
can we promote real unity. 

We believe in conversion. But what 
is conversion? It is the actual turning 
about of the sinner from the pursuit of 
unrighteousness to follow Christ, in 
daily living and daily cross bearing 
for His sake. Is this what we mean 
by the term? Let us see to it that we 
hold conversion up to this scriptural 
ideal. The church needs nothing so 
much to-day as really converted mem- 
bers, who are seeking to do as Christ 
would like to have them do. 

In a word, let us be done with all 
shams and pretenses in all depart- 
ments of our work, and in our indi- 
vidual lives, seeking to get down to 
the bed rock of reality. So shall we 
put ourselves in such relation to God 
as to receive the fullness of blessing 
He is ever ready to bestow. 

No one has been so severe in denun- 
ciation of the merely literal, or rather, 
apparent compliance with divine re- 
quirements as Jesus himself. Hear 
him as he says, "Why call ye me Lord 
and do not the things I command?" or 
"j'e tithe mint, anise and cumin and 
forget the weightier matters of the 
law." "Man looketh upon the outward 
appearance but God looketh upon the 
heart." 



Editor's Easy Chair. 

And this is Macatawa? Here, indeed, 
is the same old lake, singing the same 
old anthem and presenting the same 
wide expanse of blue waters, with 
their varying tints and changing 
moods. The same sand dunes lift 
their domes of silica against the 
further approach of the restless waves, 
crowned with the same trees clothed 
with an unusually luxuriant and fresh- 
looking foliage. Here, too, is Black 
Lake, one of the gems of inland lakes, 
set in a frame of green and gold — an 
important feature and factor in Maca- 
tawa life. Many of the same familiar 
faces that have greeted us in past 
years are here to greet us again. And 
yet this is not the Macatawa we knew 
a dozen years ago. Think of a broad, 
six feet granitoid walk, running west 
from the hotel to lake Michigan, and 
then south along the lake front clear 
past Edgewood-on-the-lake, and all 
brilliantly illuminated at night with 
electric lights! Up along the winding 
roadways, through the forests, electric 
lights gleam out at night, where once 
the fire-fly was the only rival to the 
moon and stars. 

■A 

The people call all this itnprovement, 
and so it is from a commercial or busi- 
ness point of view. But from the 
point of view of a man seeking rest 
from the ways of city life, and hunger- 
ing for rural scenery and an entire 
change of program, involving a return 
to a more primitive style of living, 
these innovations are of doubtful util- 
ity. Such an one prefers the winding 
pathway, soft with the leaf-mould of 
generations of oak, to the unyielding 
granitoid, the mild radiance of moon 
and stars and even of a candle, to the 
glare of an electric bulb, and the 
songs of the wild birds to the highest, 
ear-piercing notes of the prima do?ma. 
This, you say, is backwoods. Of 
course it is, and that is the very kind 
of woods for which a tired man's soul 
longeth, yea, even fainteth. Else why 
would he leave the city at all, where 
civilization is supposed to put on its 
latest touches, and where the heartless 
tyrant, Fashion, imposes her heaviest 
taxes and her most galling chains? 
£ 

It does not follow that one wishes to 
return to barbarism, or savagery, be- 
cause he is anxious to escape the con- 
ventionalities, the artificial burdens, 
and the social exactions of that highly 
complex thing which we are pleased to 
call modern civilization, as it mani- 
fests itself in city life. It means only 
that he would like to get away from 
artificialities and hollow formalities to 
the primal source of things, and look 
at life and its deeper meanings with a 
vision unobscured by the smoke of 
city factories and the disturbing news 
of the market reports. One can get 
nearer the heart of things lying on his 
back in a hammock, watching the 
white cloud-ships sail by through the 
upper sea of ether, than by studying 



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all the philosophies and political econ- 
omies issuing from our over-worked 
printing presses. There is no substi- 
tute for the direct, individual thought 
of each individual soul, stimulated it 
may be, but not determined or con- 
trolled by the thought of any other 
man. 

■X 

But then, thank heaven, men cannot 
obscure all the beauty of nature! And 
here at Macatawa there are large sec- 
tions of it, yet, to appeal to the heart 
of him that loves nature. The scene 
that lies before us now as we pencil 
these lines would attract the enthu- 
siastic admiration of most of our read- 
ers and all the lovers of the Easy 
Chair. The sheen of an afternoon sun 
has converted the great lake into a sea 
of glass. The Chicago boat, just ar- 
riving, is the only object to break the 
far-extended view. To the right, up 
Cedar walk, the roadway winds through 
a. green lane of trees. The boat is 
just entering the channel and its upper 
deck is crowded with visitors. The 
hotels and boarding houses will wel- 
come them, for the season is back- 
ward. T. P. Haley and wife, Major 
Hallack and family, T. Crittendon and 
family, all of Kansas City, have been 
here some time. Judge Sandusky and 
family and A. B. Jones, of Liberty, 
have just arrived. Brothers Hughes, 
Bennet and Earl have been here for 
many days. Geo. H. Combs has 
joined his family here, and is painting 
his cottage with his own hand. The 
colony grows daily. The blinds on 
"Edgewood-on-the-lake" have only 
just been taken down. 

Notes and Comments. 

■ The Christian Standard's silence in 
regard to its editor's late heresy on 
baptism is still almost deafening in 
its intensity. The Pacific Christian 
says that "the Standard's silence on 
the question mentioned is reverber- 
ating all along the Pacific coast in 
spite of the furious torrent of its ver- 
bosity on another subject. The well- 
known fact is that about a dozen years 
ago the" present editor of the Standard 
was arguing for the admission of the 
unimmersed into our churches. We 
have never heard from him any ac- 
knowledgment of his error on this im- 
portant point. There are a few things 
which we would like to know: First, 
has he changed his views on this sub- 
ject? Second, if so, when? Third, if. 
so, why? Was he moved to the change 
by assault or by persuasion? It is not 
on record that he was attacked bitterly 
when he held those opinions. His own 
experience (if he really has been led 
to put away his error) ought to con- 
vince him that gentle measures are the 
most effective in leading wanderers 
back into the way of truth. 

We referred last week to the com- 
ment of Bro. M. E. Harlan, of Brooklyn, 



N. Y., on a sermon by Dr. Hillis on 
the subject of Christian Union, as re- 
ported in the Brooklyn Eagle. It seems 
that the discussion has awakened con- 
siderable interest, resulting in a letter 
from Bro. Harlan to Dr. P. S. Henson, 
Baptist, who, in commenting upon Dr. 
Hillis's sermon, had taken very much 
the same view as that of Bro. Harlan. 
The following extract from Bro. Har- 
lan's letter will be of interest to our 
readers: 

I am ready to unite on the principles you 
announced in your last Sunday's sermon, and 
begin the practice of that union right here in 
Brooklyn, "the City of Churches." Our own 
personal opinions we will hold as matters of 
personal opinion, and not intrude them upon 
our brethren as tests of fellowship. We can 
afford to do this for the sake of union and for 
Christ's sake, as well as for the sake of the 
unsaved masses who have no churches and no 
pastors because a divided church has been 
squandering her Lord's money in building 
and sustaining many churches in the best 
localities on the same block through denomi- 
national pride and for denominational pres- 
tige, while the poorer districts are poorly 
equipped with churches. I am willing, if nec- 
essary, to resign my pastorate and advise my 
congregation to unite with this union church. 
The money that is now used to support the 
church where I labor can then be used in des- 
titute regions or on heathen fields, and the 
building which we now occupy can be re- 
moved to some more needy field. This one 
union church can then do a better work than 
two of the same kind in the same field. The 
church where I am now pastor is within three 
blocks of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. 
Instead of having two churches so close to- 
gether, we will then have one. The money 
thus saved can be added to the equipment for 
work, and make the church much more effi- 
cient. Why should this be thought to be 
visionary if we both are willing to wear New 
Testament names and engage in New Testa- 
ment practices? .... Our union church 
will then stand for a personal faith in Christ 
which leads to repentance and a regenerated 
life. We will practice New Testament bap- 
tism and wear a New Testament name. 

That sounds very much like practic- 
ing Christian union as well as preach- 
ing it. Elsewhere we have called atten- 
tion to the need of a real advocacy of 
Christian union which the advocates 
are willing to put into practice. Bro. 
Harlan's letter seems to be of that 
character, as is still further evident 
from the following additional extract: 

In addition to this I hereby offer myself to 
this union church as a missionary either at 
home or abroad. To this glorious end 1 am 
willing to sink all denominational pride, not to 
save Christ or to please men, but to please 
Christ and save men. Let us quit talking 
about the difficulties and about it being im- 
practical and view the question from Cal- 
vary. T'o the man of weak faith the salvation 
of the world is a very impractical and impos- 
sible thing. Let us be so busy with doing His 
will that we have no time to doubt His plans. 
We will be pardoned, I am sure, if we spend 
our time delivering His message and let the 
Lord settle the question of the "decrees" and 
"irresistible grace" and "God's sovereignty." 
Now while God's Spirit is striving mightily 
with His people, let us enter the matter 
prayerfully for this, "kind goes out only by 
fasting and prayer!" Let Him work in us 
"that which is well pleasing in His sight." 

Dr. Henson expressed himself to the 
reporter as "in entire sympathy with 
the fraternal sentiments expressed" 
and his willingness to do all he can 
"to bring about what he suggests." 
He adds: "It is in evidence that we 



are getting very near together, and 
that is gratifying. A union of two 
such denominations seems practical, 
but Dr. Harlan and I will meet and 
talk it all over and see what can be 
done." Our readers will watch with 
interest for the further develo;- ment of 
this correspondence. 

The Christian Standard of June 27 
is a specially large and copiously il- 
lustrated number. In the number and 
character of its half-tones, the variety 
and ability of its articles, and the wide 
territory it covers, the number is 
highly creditable to the enterprise of 
the publishers. Its success, too, in 
enlarging its circulation seems to have 
been phenomenal. In all this we can 
but congratulate our contemporary. 
We most sincerely deplore, however, 
its course in the matter of the Berkeley 
Bible Seminary. The report of the 
trustees of that institution, vindi- 
cating its dean against the charges 
which the Standard has made against 
him, would have been a most valuable 
feature of this number. No plea of 
fear of a libel suit can justify the Stan- 
dard in its failure to deal fairly and 
justly with men and institutions. A 
religious journal can better afford to 
have a dozen libel suits than to endure 
the suspicion that it is unwilling to 
apologize for its mistakes and unjust 
charges and make due reparation. We 
know that hundreds of the Standard's 
best friends sincerely regret its unfair 
course toward the Berkeley Bible Sem- 
inary and the California brethren. No 
prosperity resting on injustice can 
possibly be permanent. 



The Christian Church at Franklin, 
Ind., dedicated a $25,000 church build- 
ing free of debt last Lord's day. Z. T. 
Sweeney preached an able discourse 
in the forenoon and made an appeal in 
his own successful way for $10,000 to 
provide for all indebtedness, as $15,000 
had been previously subscribed. This 
was nearly all pledged in the forenoon 
and the remainder at night, making an 
aggregate of $10,247, which will be 
swelled by other subscriptions. The 
editor of this paper made a brief ad- 
dress at a union communion service in 
the afternoon and preached at night. 
The patience, courtesy and interest 
manifested by the entire audience, in re- 
maining throughout the money raising 
excelled anything we every witnessed. 
Their liberality, too, was most praise- 
worthy. The pastor, Charles R. Hud- 
son, who has been six years with the 
church, has given the highest pro)f of 
his efficiency in the erection of this 
new and beautiful stone building and 
in the character of the congregation. 
He graduated at the State University 
and afterwards spent a year at Yale. 
He goes East this summer for some 
special studies. We hope to present 
fuller report with cuts of building and 
pastor next week. 



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July 9, 1903 



Faith and Uncertainty «£ By N. J. Aybworth 



We live in a world of uncertainty. 
But few of the things that concern us 
most deeply, and on which we are 
called to act, rest on a basis of uncer- 
tainty. All our prospects, all for which 
we are living, is uncertain. This 
would be a most deplorable fact, but 
that we are provided with a faculty to 
meet and deal with uncertainty. 

In a world of light we have eyes; in 
a world of sound we have ears; in a 
world of difficulty we have energy; in a 
world of dangers we have courage; in a 
world of uncertainty we have faith. 

The youth has begun his education 
in early childhood, and expects to go 
through college and then study for a 
profession, finishing his course of 
preparation for life at perhaps twenty- 
five or twenty-eight years of age. All 
this long and laborious course of study 
is simply preparation for the life that 
is to follow. And yet a large part of 
the race die before twenty-five, and 
young people are falling on every side. 
This future for which he is preparing 
is very uncertain. There is only a 
probability that he will live to reap the 
reward of this preparation. Yet he 
works with the same energy as if it 
were certain. The vision that lures 
him stretches on to the eighties. 
There is no coffin in it. A coffin at 
twenty-eight would paralyze his ef- 
forts. He knows there may be one 
there, but thinks he has a probability 
of longer life; and he deals with this 
probability with the same energy as 
though it were a certaintv. 

Nor is this all. The uncertainty 
does not make him unhappy. He is 
heart-whole and as full of buoyancy as 
though his future were certain. He 
lives for and rejoices in the bright 
vision, without fear. A wonderful 
faculty, that enables us to rest, to be 
strong, and be glad in a world of un- 
certainty! In the presence of danger 
the man of courage is not unnerved. 
There is something of fear, but it is 
quickly met and quelled by courage, 
and he remains heart-whole. He is not 
unhappy. He may even choose a life 
of danger, as the man of energy re- 
joices in overcoming difficulties. So 
faith keeps us heart-whole in the 
presence of uncertainty, and quenches 
fear in the strength of a robust hope- 
fulness. The exercise of noble facul- 
ties is the highest felicity, and we 
should be less happy if everything 
were on a dead level of certainty. It 
is because this is a world calling for 
effort, for courage, for manly qualities, 
that man is man, and able to enjoy in 
his splendid way, and it is in an at- 
mosphere of uncertainty that faith 
takes wing and he becomes sublime 
and glad in a strong, new way. Heaven 
cannot be a world of lazy rest, or it 
would paralyze our nobler manhood. 
There is a sense of rest in all our mas- 
terful faculties — in energy, in courage, 
in faith — and this is the better rest. 



What is true of the student is true 
of all the enterprises of life. The 
farmer labors in uncertainty. He can 
never know that he will reap, but he 
toils on, happy in his probable pros- 
pect. So of the business man. Firms 
are failing all about him; his success 
is uncertain. The great financiers are 
masters in the realm of uncertainty. 
They can venture, they can wait, they 
can be calm (and calmness is rest) 
where others would be unmanned. 
They walk sure-footed at dizzy heights 
where others would fall. The saga- 
cious statesman beats with mighty 
wing an atmosphere of uncertainty. 

How largely our happiness depends 
on this splendid faculty can probably 
be best seen from those cases of 
disease where the mental faculties be- 
come weakened by exhaustion. Just 
as the man whose vital heat has been 
lowered by disease is chilled by the 
slightest cold, and must sometimes 
wear fur cap and overcoat in summer 
weather, so those whose robust hope- 
fulness has been weakened find all un- 
certainty painful. They may not dare 
to cross a street where men are mov- 
ing, or go into a crowd, for fear of get- 
ting hurt. They are afraid they will 
come to want, that they will have cer- 
tain diseases, or that their present 
disease will prove fatal, and have 
a thousand other fears so common to 
nervous exhaustion. They are not in- 
sane, but the faith faculty has become 
weakened, and they are a prey to fears. 
These things that they fear are not 
probable, but they are possible, and 
their power to meet uncertainty and 
remain restful has been weakened. 
Sometimes the fear of death is a per- 
petual torture to them. So would it be 
to us all without this faculty. Envel- 
oped in uncertainty and with the ar- 
rows of death flying all about us, we 
sleep sweetly and life is happy. 

There is, however, a degree of un- 
certainty which faith cannot master 
for happiness, though it may remain 
strong for action. If a little child lie 
nigh unto death, with but one chance 
out of many for its recovery, the 
parents will spare no effort and no sac- 
rifice to save it, but they cannot be 
happy. When evidence sinks below 
probability, faith may work vigorously 
even heroically, but the~situation will 
be painful. 

What religious lessons may we draw 
from these facts? 

The sceptic tells you that he will not 
believe anything that he cannot prove. 
Can he prove that he will live ten days? 
or that his business will succeed? Yet 
he lives and acts — labors hard — on 
these expectations, and without such 
faith he would soon come to want. 
Let him do regarding religion as he 
does regarding this life and he will be- 
come a devoted and energetic Chris- 
tian worker. He is a man of faith in 
this life; let him be so regarding the 



next. God has not placed the prizes 
of either world on the dead level of 
our lower faculties. They do not come 
to the lazy, who toil not; to the coward- 
ly who fear; to the faint-hearted 
who believe not. God has put the 
treasures of both worlds on a high 
shelf, where they are to be reached by 
the use of the understanding, by 
energy, by courage, by faith. Reli- 
gious verities rest on good, wholesome 
probabilities, such as we act upon in 
this life and are happy; and while cer- 
tainty is more comfortable in any case, 
it may not always be for the best — any 
more than idleness, which is more com- 
fortable than labor. Why should not 
this splendid faculty be made to work 
in religion as well as in the secular af- 
fairs of this life? Salvation is by faith 
in both worlds. 

While the evidence of probability for 
religious truth is ordinarily so strong 
that the heart can rest in it and be at 
peace, there are painful periods when 
this probability sinks to a lower level. 
In the growth of knowledge <there 
comes a time when all things rm*st be 
put to the test. The very fact that 
truths more dear to us than life ^lf 
should be brought to trial, is p t 

in the highest degree; and disqu ., 

but immature reports that ofte-i go 
forth during the investigation are ex- 
ceedingly troubling. But these things 
must be, and it is probably best. It is 
a perilous hour when the eagle stir- 
reth up her nest and casteth out her 
young to beat the thin air with their 
weak wings, but it is best so. It would 
be pleasant to lie undisturbed in the 
negt that our fathers have made, for it 
is easy to believe what has long had 
the stamp of approval; but it might 
not be best for our faith. Abraham's 
faith wrestled with awful uncertain- 
ties before he could become "the fath- 
er of the faithful." A drop in proba- 
bilities is a challenge to faith, and a 
part of its stern education. The body 
cannot thrive without toil, nor faith 
without trial. The present is a good 
time for the growth of faith, and faith 
with many is growing. It was a chil- 
ly time for faith thirty years ago, but 
materialism, that then threatened to 
engulf all, has not been accepted as 
the truth of life. The thud of the 
mallet is still heard at the founda- 
tions; it is our challenge to growth. 
But how grow strong? In many ays 
which I have not space to mer. tion. 
One is by being long-visioned. Be a 
man of the centuries, not of the mo- 
ment. This is not the first time that 
cherished spiritual verities have 
seemed in peril;but what has been lost 
that we would preserve. Take long 
views and be calm. Then, new inves- 
tigations are bringing to light some 
splendid confirmations undreamt of 
before. All will be well. Suspense is 
not comfortable; but faith was made 
for suspense, and a waxing faith may 
even grow restful in its presence. Do 
uncertainties encompass? It is faith's 
splendid hour. Grow mighty-hearted 
and be at rest. The very strain will 
give us strength. 



July 9, 1903 



THE- CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



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^America Revisited. I. ^e 



After an interval of three and a half 
years, it is my very great privilege and 
pleasure to land again on these west- 
ern shores. To see America once was 
no small advantage, but that experi- 
ence had the same effect as a first pil- 
grimage among the Alps. A thirst is 
awakened for a renewal of the ac- 
quaintance made. It is a law in poli- 
tical economy that the supply is 
created by the demand, but in psychol- 
ogy the converse principle 
works very potently, for 
the supply very often stim- 
ulates a further requisition 
of the soul for satisfaction. 
Having seen something of 
this mighty American 
country and people in the 
year of our great jubilee 
convention at Cincinnati, 
I have been longing ever 
since to come again. And 
here I am! But just where 
am I at this moment? 
7 „aKe Hopatcong. 

Fifty miles across the 
Hudfj»n lies, in the lap of 
tfr Srthern New Jersey 
\ one of the loveliest 

la... I have ever looked 
upon I Hopatcong is said 
to be the gem of the lakes 
in the whole region of the 
eastern states. Like a jasper jewel it 
is set in an emerald e/ivironment, for 
the Schooleye Hills, rising on every 
side, are covered from the water's 
edge up to the summit of every peak 
with primeval forest. Except where 
the tiny clearings are made for the 
pleasure-cottages that are dotted 
about the margin and in the bosom 
of the woods, the whole district 
is as God made it and the Indians 
left it. There is not a real village 
anywhere within ten miles. It is a 
curious anomaly that so wild and 
romantic a region, covering somelhun- 
dreds of square miles, should exist in 
its original condition within two hours' 
ride of New York. 

Of course this is a summer paradise, 
for only a few people have made it 
their permanent abode. But close to 
Mr. Hudson Maxim's cottage, where I 
am aying, dwells a remarkable man 
whose acquaintance I have hastened 
to make. Dr. Theodore Gessler, sec- 
retary of the American Baptist Con- 
gress, was the "discoverer" of|Hopat- 
cong, for he was the first man to pur- 
chase a lot and to build a cottage here 
for summer residence. This, he tells 
me, he did thirty years ago. I have 
been sitting with him by the shore 
talking of matters of mutual interest. 
He has handed me the report of the 
Baptist Congress held at Boston last 
November. It is a goodly volume. 
Some of the papers read by eminent 
men give singular evidence of the 
changes which are rapidly coming 



By William Durban 

over the spirit of American Baptists. 

JLcclesiastical Rapprochement. 

Dr. Gessler tells me that there is a 
confident expectation in his own de- 
nomination of a reunion at no distant 
date between the Baptists and the Dis- 
ciples of America. His reason for the 
hope is that the Baptists are steadily 




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River Styx, Lake Hopatcong, N. J. 

gravitating toward the position held 
by the Disciples on certain points, 
while there is a similar tendency on 
the part of the latter to smooth certain 
harsh angularities, not so much of 
opinion, as of the uncompromising 
expression of them. I explained to the 
doctor that I had been trained as an 
Anglican, had from conviction after 
investigation become what is some- 
times in my own country termed a 
"Spurgeonite Baptist," and had final- 
ly settled through further study 
amongst the Disciples of Christ. This 
seemed much to interest Dr. Gessler. 
He has been a Baptist all his life, and 
has occupied pastorates in succession 
at the First Baptist Church, Elizabeth, 
N. J.; the Central Church, Brooklyn; 
and Grace Church, New York City. 
And now in the beautiful sunset of his 
life he lives the year round in the 
superlative sanctuary which is here 
provided at nature's feet in woodland 
and lakeland, preaching and lecturing 
intermittently among the churches 
which best know him and most value 
him. 

The Broader Lines. 

In what direction do I thus discover 
that the American Baptists are broad- 
ening their horizon? Dr. Gessler is a 
good authority, and he makes it clear 
that the changes are in two directions. 
In the first place, there is on all sides 
a relaxation of the old rigid commun- 
ion regulations. In the next place, 
the hardshell canons of criticism are 
being cast into the modern melting- 



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pot. "A few years ago," said the 
doctor, "we determined when con- 
structing our congress program, to 
invite representative men from our uni- 
versities to put before us their views 
as to the higher criticism. We made 
a curiously embarrassing discovery. 
We found out that we could easily se- 
cure more of our collegiate professors 
than were needed to advocate the pro- 
gressive view, but could not obtain 
any one at all, of authori- 
tative standing, to under- 
take to argue in favor of 
the conservative side. This 
opened our eyes to the 
stupendous revolution 
which had been sentilly 
taking place." I took oc- 
casion, after listening to 
Dr. Gessler's conversation 
on this point, to say that 
in Britain there has been 
nothing like the same pro- 
portion of departure from 
the old lines. One reason 
is that we are within sound 
of the echoes of German 
neology, which has initia- 
ted such extreme ration- 
alist vagaries that the 
higher critics of the de- 
structionist school are 
viewed with widespread 
suspicion. Another reason for the 
more cautious acceptance of results 
which include at least a considerable 
measure of hypothetical and un- 
proved conclusions, is to be found 
in the strain put upon the Free church- 
es of Britain by their historic and con- 
stant struggle with the state church. 

Baptism and Membership. 

Though I did not come here to Lake 
Hopatcong in order to study, but 
rather to enjoy an interval of "dolce 
non far niente," as the idle Neapolitan 
lazzarone say, for I have been leading 
a very strenuous life — editing, preach- 
ing, examining Bible correspondence, 
papers, and writing magazine articles, 
— yet I have once more found that a 
holiday is sure for an active spirit to 
be a season of fresh thought. The 
great Baptist report which I have 
mentioned is giving me fresh sugges- 
tions, and these are of the most en- 
couraging kind. It is evident in the 
light of what I am reading in this vol- 
ume that the denominational life of the 
American religious society is not tend- 
ing to sectarian stagnation or crystal- 
lization, but that Christians are begin- 
ning to look each other in the eyes 
with glances of sympathetic yearning. 
I can see this, that on the crucial 
question of immersion^ as a test of fel- 
lowship the four millions of American 
Baptists are seriously contemplating 
the assumption of an attitude which 
will be almost identical with that of 
the Disciples of Christ. I long ago 
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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



July 9, 1903 



Personality in English Literature 

By Prof. W.D.Howe 



Mr. Stopford Brooke defines English 
literature as "what great English men 
and women thought and felt, and then 
wrote down in good prose and beauti- 
ful poetry in the English language." 
This definition is at best superficial, 
but will satisfy our present need when 
we wish to consider the varying de- 
grees of personality which these "great 
English men and women" have shown 
in the long story through the centu- 
ries. 

It may be generally affirmed that 
one of the distinguishing differences 
between primitive poetry (our earliest 
form of literature) and poetry of the 
highest civilization is that in the first 
the individual writer is nothing, while 
in the latter the personal pcet is every- 
thing. Thus the epic and the ballad, 
the earliest forms of poetic composi- 
tion, are characterized by impersonal 
authorship and appealed to a homo- 
geneous crowd of well-nigh equal intel- 
ligence; as civilization advances the in- 
dividuality of the author becomes 
more marked and the range of appeal 
is often more limited. So we pass 
from the epic, where the author is of no 
consequence, to the lyric where the au- 
thor's feelings, hopes, desires, pains, 
are of all consequence. This develop- 
ment will in the main apply, though of 
course there are exceptions. The main 
dictum, however, will hold that in the 
march of civilization the stress is more 
and more laid upon the individual, as 
author or as reader. 

Readers and students observe with 
interest the varying degrees of indi- 
viduality which these "great men and 
women" reveal. In this way we learn 
to know more or less of the work 
which makes up the literary record of 
the nation. As we go back to the host 
of writers that have given us this rich 
heritage we are surrounded by men 
and women who are better known to us 
than many of the real people about us. 
Geoffrey Chaucer, with the twinkle in 
his eye, his finger raised at you, lures 
you on from tale to tale. Not a smile 
escapes him, dry and dull he seems to 
be, yet how much of light, sparkling 
merriment ripples through the pages 
when he draws the people of his time. 
Yet back of all you see the. practical, 
active Geoffrey working at the docks 
in London, perhaps, and all the time 
wishing to be out among the daisies on 
May day. Whoever has read the lines 
of our first great poet and fails to see 
the real man behind the work, has 
read with little profit. 

There are so many such authors in 
literature. We read them over and 
over because we like to get a little 
closer to them as men and women. 
Thus the study of literature becomes 
a direct blessing to him who looks be- 
hind to the throbbing life that has 
created the work. Some critics seek 
to regard only the external forms of 



things. The work of the great author 
is only ore for the crucible, which by 
them is to be made over into some- 
thing worthwhile. Are we not rather 
to bring ourselves into sympathy with 
that which is the breath and spirit of 
the great men and women? It much 
repays the time and trouble to draw 
up close to those of the past and let 
them talk into your ear. 

Did you ever read Isaak Walton? 
Take him out some day when 3'ou are 
alone by the river and let him chatter 
to you in unison with the stream. The 
great out-doors will mean more to you 
and be a happier place for you to be. 
Why? Just because you have as a com- 
panion a happy, healthful, hopeful 
fisherman with plenty of humor and 
plenty of pathos half concealed. You 
can read page after page of the modern 
nature book and not get as near to the 
heart of the world as after a few min- 
utes with "The Compleat Angler." 

There stands pious Bunyan! The 
modern school boy (pity him!) has no 
time for Bunyan. Reading Bunyan 
will not make you earn a large salary. 
In the course of the specialist Bunyan 
will have no place. And yet this old 
Puritan has a great deal to say about 
something which was long before 
trusts and traction companies, and 
probably will be long after trusts and 
traction companies. Yes, Bunyan, the 
poor cobbler working by the dim light 
of a prison window, tells of life as it 
must be lived by every man and woman 
who treads this planet. 

Who does not like Dick Steele? Who 
does not pity Dick Steele? "Poor Dick 
Steele stumbled and got up again, 
and got into jail and out again, and 
sinned and repented, and loved and 
suffered, and lived and died scores of 
years ago. Peace be with him! Let 
us think gently of one who was so 
gentle; let us speak kindly of one 
whose breast exuberated with human 
kindness." What a rich heritage is 
the writing of a man so full of sym- 
pathy! 

So we may follow the stream down 
the centuries. Again and again the 
warm hand is extended out of the past 
to draw you close to a kindly heart. 
Thomas Gray, scholar and poet, takes 
you to him in his letters and gives us 
his little preferences and dislikes. 
Cowper, so gentle and simple, yet so 
sad, fills you with a deeper love for the 
little animals of the field and forest.' 
Above all Robert Burns, the poet of 
the Scotch fireside, and indeed of every 
fireside the world over, opens his heart 
in every lyric and to every beat there 
responds the heart of every lover of the 
simple life. 

We cannot extend our list by writ- 
ing of chattering Pepys, of sober Eve- 



lyn, of ingenious Daniel Defoe, of 
Samuel Johnson, dictator, of humor- 
ous Henry Fielding; nor of those who 
lived so near to us that they are al- 
most our contemporaries — Thackeray, 
the greatest satirist of life, Dickens, 
the moralist, Byron, the posing revo- 
lutionist, Shelley and Coleridge, the 
dreamers, Sidney Smith, the humor- 
ist, Lamb, the beloved Charles, or the 
cheerful R. L. S. 

As long as the great English men 
and women continue to write down in 
good prose and beautiful poetry their 
thoughts and feelings, we shall be 
eager to understand those thoughts 
and feelings. We should ever be eager 
to come close to some of the great 
spirits that have created work that 
endures. We should not forget that 
life is as far as we can get in this 
world, and that life should be our su- 
preme interest. If we remember this, 
we shall never cease to read literature 
and to strive to know the men and 
women revealed in literature. 



BABY WEATHER. 

Little Fellows Don't LiKe the Hot Days. 



Mothers should know exactly what 
food to give babies in hot weather. 

With the broiling hot days in July 
and August the mother of a baby is 
always anxious for the health of her 
little one, and is then particularly 
careful in feeding. Milk sours quick- 
ly and other food is uncertain. Even 
in spite of caution, sickness some- 
times creeps in and then the right food 
is more necessary than ever. 

"Our baby boy, two years old, began 
in August to have attacks of terrible 
stomach and bowel trouble. The phy- 
sician said his digestion was very bad 
and that if it had been earlier in the 
summer and hotter weather, we would 
surely have lost him. 

"Finally we gave baby Grape-Nuts 
food, feeding it several times the first 
day, and the next morning he seemed 
better and brighter than he had been 
for many days. There was a great 
change in the condition of his 'bowels 
and in three days they were entirely 
normal. He is now well and getting 
very strong and fleshy, and we know 
that Grape-Nuts saved his life, for he 
was a very, very ill baby. Grape-Nuts 
food must have wonderful properties 
to effect such cures as this. 

"We grown-ups in our family all use 
Grape-Nuts and also Postum in place 
of coffee, with the result that we never 
any of us have any coffee ills, but are 
well and strong." Name given by 
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. 

The reason Grape-Nuts food relieves 
bowel trouble in babies or adults is 
because the starch of the grain is pre- 
digested and does not tax the bowels, 
nor ferment like white bread, potatoes 
and other forms of starchy food. 

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The American Christian Educational Society and Its Problems 



The following language, used re- 
cently by one of New York's most 
felicitous editorial writers, is the im- 
pelling cause of this article, and will 
serve admirably for our text. Com- 
menting on a teapot tempest in a 
Maine college, the editor deplores the 
"utterly unnecessary row— which is 
also a pity, since, though Colby holds 
no exalted rank among educational in- 
stitutions, it has been of much real 
use to no inconsiderable number of 
more or less ambitious boys and girls 
whose resources were less than their 
needs, and who had to go to college 
where they could, instead of where 
they would." 

Two educational ideals lie implicit 
in the foregoing expression. Two 
classes of educational institutions 
have arisen for the realization of the 
two ideals. In one class are the in- 
stitutions which aim at nothing less 
than exalted rank as educational 
plants, and, in proportion to their 
realization of this ideal, they appeal 
for patronage to all classes and condi- 
tions. But no inconsiderable number 
find it, or think they find it, impos- 
sible to go where they would; they cast 
about to find where they can go. For 
their patronage are a multitude of 
competing schools and colleges, which, 
content with comparatively low educa- 
tional standards, base their claims for 
recognition on cheapness, short cuts 
to degrees, denominational loyalty, 
and a host of like allurements. 

It must not be thought for a moment 
that these classes of colleges follow 
along lines of proportionate bulk. 
Mere bigness is sometimes incompat- 
ible with exalted educational ideals, 
while a small college may have pro- 
nounced advantages compatible with 
the highest ideals of academic culture. 

It is scarcely too much to say that, 
taking our brotherhood as a whole, 
our educational consciousness, con- 
science, and definite ideals have barely 
begun to develop. 

The pioneers of our educational 
work did not accept as valid the need 
of endowments. Some disastrous ex- 
periments were needed for our practi- 
cal experience — and the experiments 
were made. Such endowments as were 
sought were rather for the purpose of 
perpetuating the plant than providing 
for constantly enlarging usefulness 
and conformity with generally advanc- 
ing educational standards. The re- 
sult of this policy is witnessed by the 
statement by the graduates of several 
of our colleges that had they not grad- 
uated at they would have gone to 

no college, since that was the only one 
within their reach. Such an expres- 
sion is quite common. 

The colleges have made commend- 
able efforts to unite these two ideals 
in a single institution, to appeal for 
patronage to those whom the low 
cost of a college was a paramount 
consideration, and at the same time 



By R. P.. Shepherd 

to keep pace with the higher and 
broader standards of the colleges of 
exalted ideals. Such a plan is by no 
means impossible to carry to success- 
ful issue, but it ought to be apparent 
even to the dullest intellect, that to 
succeed along this line requires re- 
sources far greater in proportion than 
if charges are to be raised correspond- 
ingly to increased cost of instruction, 
or the educational standard confined 
to the limits set by the necessities of 
cheapness. If all the advantages of 
high ideals of Christian scholarship 
are to be attained by our colleges it 
seems that but two alternatives are 
available, and no middle ground be- 
tween them. The cost to the student 
must be materially increased or, if this 
cost is to remain stationary or be les- 
sened, provision must be made for 
greatly increased income from invested 
endowments. If neither of these 
courses is possible and practicable, it 
seems inevitable that we must con- 
tinue to subordinate the ends of schol- 
arship to those of cheapness, and seek 
our patronage among those "whose 
resources are less than their needs," 
and who go to college where they can, 
and not where they desire to go. 

The problem of the American Chris- 
tian Educational Society is twofold; it 
has to do with the church on the one 
hand, and with the colleges on the 
other. The problem is complicated 
by our religious condition and by the 
situation of the colleges among them- 
selves and in their anomalous relation 
to the church. 

"We as a people" are essentially a 
religious democracy, a radical indi- 
vidualism, rather than a Congregation- 
alism or organized unit. Any sem- 
blance of denominational control is 
instantly combatted as a suspicious 
and dangerous invasion of our liber- 
ties. This condition constitutes our 
greatest strength in ail that pertains 
to pure evangelization. But we would 
be stronger for future labors of every 
sort if we could recognize and frankly 
admit that the entire lack of denomi- 
national control is the most serious 
weakness of our work in protecting 
our ministry, in insuring representa- 
tive journalism, and is the greatest 
handicap in all matters where con- 
certed action is desirable and essen- 
tial, particularly in all our missionary 
enterprises, including that of educa- 
tion. The expenses of our missionary 
boards are astonishingly low in view 
of the nature of their difficulty in 
bringing moral suasion to bear over 
such a heterogeneous body as consti- 
tutes our brotherhood. 

We do not consider the work of the 
colleges as essentially our work. The 
institutions have grown up somehow, 
no matter how, and here come their 
representatives asking us to support 
their work, a work in which we are not 



overmuch concerned. Only those who 
go before the churches in behalf of the 
colleges can appreciate the bare toler- 
ation they often receive from both 
preacher and people. Appeals for 
money are not regarded usually as op- 
portunities for investment in business 
enterprises of magnificent possibili- 
ties, but rather they are met by the 
most meager gift that will serve to get 
rid of the beggar and quiet the con- 
science of the begged. 

Statistics of college attendance from 
the families of our brotherhood are ex- 
tremely hard to get, and are always 
unreliable. But one of our conserva- 
tive statisticians estimates that five 
college students go from our homes to 
other colleges than our own, for each 
one who enters some one of our col- 
leges. Obviously, other institutions 
are giving inducements which our col- 
leges are not, and it cannot be along 
the lines of cheapness; examination of 
our catalogues reveals that that is one 
of our strongest competitive appeals. 

The situation warrants the conclu- 
sion that "we as a people" have so 
abandoned ourselves to the second 
and third items of the Great Commis- 
sion that it has taken great expense 
and effort to arouse us to the con- 
sciousness that the "Go" and "Teach" 
are inseparable items of the mission 
imposed originally upon men who had 
just finished a course of three years in 
the best college this world has ever 
known. 

To identify the interests of college 
and church in the individual minds of 
our Christian democracy is, therefore, 
one of the first and most imperative — 
as well as most difficult — problems be- 
fore the American Christian Educa- 
tional Society. 

The second feature of the problem 
may be summarized more briefly. The 
colleges, if they really desire the con- 
certed support of the church, must 
forget unseemly rivalries and merge 
their interests, co-operate unitedly and 
harmoniously in an insistent and per- 
sistent affirmation of their place, func- 
tion, needs and possibilities; they must 
seek to conform to the progressive ed- 
ucational life of which they are a part; 
appeal, not to the past, the sacrifices 
of the fathers, denominational loyalty 
(for we are short on that commodity) 
and alumni obligations, but to the 
worthiest and loftiest ideals of whole- 
some Christian culture for the rank 
and file of^ur young people, as well as 
for the incipient ministry. Things are 
not as they were. Men are giving to- 
day for the realization of ideals as 
they have never done before. We 
have our own Rockefellers, Carnegies, 
Hearsts, Pearsons and the like. Give 
to us preachers the best talking points 
on 'the practical and practicable ideals 
of the best Christian culture which 
your academic training and opportu- 
nities may inspire in your imagina- 
tions, and you will find your utterance 
multiplied with a surprising willing- 
ness. 

Such a consolidation of educational 
interests and inspiration is the second 
problem before the ambitious Amer- 
ican Christian Educational Society. 



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July 9, 1903 



One Touch of Nature: A Drummer's Story 



It was Sunday in the big hotel. It 
was cheerful and warm enough within, 
but out on the street the snow was 
coming in fitful gusts out of the north- 
west, the home and birthplace of that 
typical Americanproduct— thebiizzard, 
before it starts on its mad career of de- 
struction, with pitiless cold that 
pierces the very marrow. Guests were 
scattered round about, some smoking, 
some reading letters, few doing any- 
thing in particular. The hardware 
man was writing up his orders by a 
desk near the door. He had a grim, 
set face and his voice was as harsh and 
rasping as one of his own files, but it 
was generally known that when he 
went after orders he got them. 

The fat man who sold oil, talked to 
the day clerk in a soft, lubricating 
tone as he leaned with one elbow on 
the cigar case. The long, thin man 
who sold groceries sat with his feet on 
the rail looking out at the increasing 
storm. The very young, little fellow 
who registered from Indianapolis with 
a great flourish and who sold white 
goods, was demand- 
ing of the clerk's 
assistant when he 
could catch a train 
for Keokuk, and 
what was the best 
hotel, incidentally 
remarking that his 
house expected him 
to stop at the very 
best, all in a very 
unnecessarily loud 
tone. A first tripper, 
evidently. He had 
that fact written all 
over him. A tender- 
foot among veter- 
ans, but bless you, 
he didn't know it. 
At his last remark 
one or two looked 
knowingly at each 
other and smiled, 
and one man, with- 
out looking at him, 
advised him to "stop 
at the Newfound- 
land, corner . of 
Oglesby and 41st," 
and several more 
smiled at the fiction, 
but Jake, who had 
given the advice, 
kept his face as im- 
mobile as a statue. 
Still another man 
sat quietly by him- 
self reading "In His 
Steps." He had a 
curious badge or pin 
on his coat lapel — 
a pitcher and a 
torch. How many 
are there that know 
what that emblem 
of ancient Gideon 
signifies? And yet 



By E. C. Ferguses 

the number of traveling men now 
wearing them runs into the thousands. 

The snow came driving along with 
increasing energy, and the comforting 
warmth within glowed as if in opposi- 
tion to the elements, then something 
happened — just a trifle, but enough to 
break the monotony and quiet of the 
big hotel office. 

The door swung open and a midget 
of a newsboy stepped inside, pretty 
well covered with snow from head to 
foot. His face was very red, and the 
one ear his scant cap refused to cover, 
looked nearly frozen. He hesitated 
but a few seconds to get his bearings, 
then as the big, gruff hardware man 
was nearest, he made straight for him. 
"News?" he said, in a thin, piping 
voice, but the man with the iron face 
scribbled away unnoticing. "News?" 
again, with a hesitating step forward. 

This time the man looked up with 
his customary scowl and a "What's 




"This boy don't move until I get ready." 



that?" loud enough to be heard on the 
second floor. 

The boy said nothing, but pulled a 
mittenless, red, benumbed hand out of 
his pocket and clumsily picked out a 
paper and handed it toward him. 

Then the hardware man straight- 
ened up and looked the snowy appari- 
tion up and down, and without notic- 
ing the extended paper, said: 
"Where's your other mitten?" 
"Hain't got none," said the boy. 
"What you wearing such a hat as 
that, for, you'll freeze your ears." 

The boy was evidently getting a 
little bored. He shifted his feet a little 
and said: '"S all I've got. News?" 

"And your shoes; look at 'em! Why, 
you ain't got any overshoes on," he 
fairly roared. "And no overcoat to 
speak of; say, what you out selling 
papers for a day like this?" 

"Gotto," said the boy, bashfully, 
and then with an effort added, "Ain't 
got much coal." 

The oil man had walked softly up. 
The little dude from Indianapolis had 
followed, Jake, the 
clothing man had 
showedan interest, 
and the grocery 
man had moved his 
chair over and sat 
down near them to 
listen; then the 
clerk noticed the 
boy for the first 
time and sang out, 
"Boy, you better 
move on," and the 
boy started. The 
hardware man was 
on his feet in a min- 
ute, and with a 
heavy hand on the 
boy's shoulder he 
fairly roared at the 
clerk: "You shut 
up there; this boy 
don't move on until 
I get ready. How 
many papers you 
got, sonny?" 
"Ten." 

"Boys," he con- 
tinued, "we'll buy 
him out, and noth- 
ing less than ten 
cents goes." 

He took the pa- 
pers from the boy's 
trembling arm and 
handed them round, 
and ten men paid 
ten cents apiece for 
them. 

"Boys," said he, 
again, "think of a 
little fellow like him 
out such a day as 
this half dressed." 
Then the man with 
the pitcher and 
torch spoke up: 



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45 



"Perhaps some of us may have some 
samples we could spare. Here are 
some overshoes I think will just fit 
him," and he stooped down and put 
the boy's feet in them. Jake said not 
a word, but went to one of his many 
trunks marked youths', and brought 
an overcoat that just fitted. A man 
who sold caps and gloves out of Mil- 
waukee was the next contributor, and 
by this time you wouldn't have recog- 
nized the waif of the streets. 

The little fellow from Indianapolis 
seemed to think it was up to him. He 
sold white goods. Perhaps there was 
not much he could do. He turned 
away wiping his eyes very sus- 
piciously, opened a long case behind 
the clerk's desk, and brought out a 
white silk muffler and tied it around 
the boy's neck. The groceryman had 
nothing but some candy, but he added 
a half dollar to it. The hardware man 
covered the front of the boy with his 
portly form and put something into 
his hand, no one knew what, and said 
in a husky voice, "Run along, now, 
sonny, you've had a good day's busi- 
ness." 

The boy stood a moment in the 
doorway, facing the crowd of traveling 
men. He tried to speak, but in vain. 
Then with a profound bow he passed 
out into the street and the storm, and 
the voice of the man who wore the 
badge of Gideon fell like a benediction: 
"And a little child shall lead them." 

The Use of the ^Symbol. 

Olive A. Smith. 

A symbol is "anything cognizable 
by the senses which represents some- 
thing moral or intellectual; an em- 
blem; a type; a sign; a token." 

It is easy for us to realize the power 
and place of the symbol in the reli- 
gious development of the ages past, 
but it is not so easy for us to realize 
the amount of time and attention 
which we give to it, or the dependence 
we place upon it as the medium 
through which we approach spiritual 
realities. 

We know that our church ceremonies 
are but symbols; that public prayer, 
or even private prayer, is but a symbol 
of that continuous attitude of heart 
and mind which is the natural result 
of a reverent, well-ordered life; the 
natural attitude of a child toward a 
father. "Prayer is the contemplation 
of the facts of life from the highest 
point of view. It is the soliloquy of a 
beholding and jubilant soul. But 
prayer that craves a particular com- 
modity less than the common good, is 
vicious. As a means to effect a private 
end, it is meanness and theft. It sup- 
poses dualism, not unity, in nature 
and consciousness." 

What but the direst of superstition 
can convert the communion service 
into more than a symbol of the death 
of the Redeemer? And viewed in this 
light, it is perhaps not strange that so 
many thinking men and women who 



exalt the life rather than the death, 
are inclined to pass lightly by such a 
symbolism. In one sense, the death 
is a monument to the ignorance and 
fanaticism of a misguided people. 

These ceremonies were all given — 
suggested, at least — by the Christ. 
But it may not be presumption for us 
to ask why, and to answer the ques- 
tion if we can. His own life and 
words and deeds give us the answer. 
He made a continuous use of the sym- 
bol in order to meet the needs of a 
world which could see but faintly into 
the reality. 

"The Jews require a sign." "If I 
have told you earthly things and ye 
believe not, how shall ye believe if I 
tell you of heavenly things?" "Except 
ye see signs and wonders, ye will not 
believe." The Jewish religion was 
pre-eminently a religion of form and 
ceremony, and this Teacher knew, as 
all modern teachers seek to know, 
that between the known and the un- 
known there must be no rude break, 
no chasm of incomprehension into 
which the learner may fall. Is it 
reasonable to suppose that a brief 
ministry of three years could lift the 
world of that day into a comprehen- 
sion of spiritual truth where the sym- 
bol could be regarded as a symbol? 
To suppose so would be to disregard 
the principle of growth. 

The history of all religious move- 
ments shows us that the undue exalta- 
tion of the symbolic is one of the 
greatest enemies of spiritual life. We 
often see children who have been born 
and reared in Christian homes, whose 
spiritual senses have become so 
blunted, their consciences so dulled, 
that they are wanting, even in the com- 
mon virtues of honesty and reverence. 
Yet they cling with a pitiful self-satis- 
faction to all the forms and ceremo- 
nies of the church. Fed upon the 
symbolism of Christianity, they have 
accepted it as the reality, and are 
more hopelessly blind to the spiritual 
life than is the child who has never 
heard of the religion of Christ. 

But is the twentieth century church 
able to ignore the symbol? Clearly 
not; not able in itself, to say nothing 
of the duty it owes to the world to 
teach as the Nazarene taught. Nine- 
teen centuries of the existence of 
Christian faith must have served to 
give us some conceptions of truth be- 
yond those of the Nazarene's time, yet 
we are mere babes, and must cling to 
the tangible and the visible in order 
to grow in our knowledge of the spirit- 
ual. 

Says Dr. Holmes, "When a symbol 
which represents a thought has lain 
a length of time in the mind, it under- 
goes a change like that which rest, in 
a certain position, gives to iron. It be- 
comes magnetic in its relations; is 
traversed by strange forces which did 
not belong to it. The word, conse- 
quently the idea it represents, becomes 
polarized." 

As yet, this is all the church can do: 
to "polarize" its forms through the 



real spiritual life of its followers; to 
render them so magnetic that the 
great realities which they represent 
may be more effectually thrown upon 
the canvas. 

We may dream of the time when the 
symbol shall no longer be needed, and 
the world is full of men and women 
who endeavor to force the dream into 
realization. But until the symbol 
passes naturally through that process 
of reform which ever works "from 
within, outward," we cannot do better 
than to use it as its Giver intended it 
to be used— as a means to a firmer 
grasp of the "things eternal." 

13 Cedar St., Emporia, Kan. 

"There are two good rules which 
ought to be written on every heart: 
Never believe anything bad about any- 
body unless you positively know it to 
be true; never tell even that unless 
you feel it is absolutely necessary, 
and that God is listening while you 
tell it. Charity thinks no evil, much 
less repeats it."— Henry Van Dyke. 



"DABSTERS" 

People Who Do Things by Piecemeal. 



Many people are convinced coffee is 
the cause of their sufferings and stop 
its use from time to time to get relief. 
During these periods when they are 
not drinking coffee they feel better. 
They are getting well in small install- 
ments. 

"How much better it is to stop short 
on the coffee and shift to well made 
Postum and get well once and for all. 
As soon as this is done the destroying 
effects of coffee are stopped and a 
powerful rebuilding agent is set to 
work. Health comes back by bounds, 
and so long as the right food and drink 
are used and improper food is left 
alone the cure is permanent. 

A lady of Readfield, Me., says: "I 
was always a great lover of coffee and 
drank it so steadily that I would have 
to stop it at times on account of dizzi- 
ness in my head, gas in the stomach, 
and other troubles. I would leave off 
the coffee for a few weeks until I felt 
better, then would go to drinking it 
again. 

"I continued this for years and paid 
dearly for it, until about a year ago I 
read a Postum Cereal article and 
bought and carefully prepared some. 
It filled the place of coffee from the 
start so far as flavor and taste go, and 
it has righted my stomach troubles. 
I have improved so that my friends 
notice the change. I have exchanged 
sickness and misery for health and 
happiness. Through Postum I have 
got well all at once." Name furnished 
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. 

Ice cold Postum with a dash of 
lemon is a delightful "cooler" for 
warm days. 

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July 9, 1903 



ews From Many Fields ^e 



Ohio Letter. 

June 16, 1828, Walter Scott organized the 
church at Austintown, O. On Friday, Satur- 
day and Sunday, June 19-21, the 75th anniver- 
sary of the organization, was observed. Sec- 
retary Bartlett gave the historical address. 
From this church came the Haydens— William 
and Sutton-John Henry, the "Walking Bi- 
ble," Aylet Rains, Prof. B. S. Dean, et. al. 

Grant W. Speer dedicated the remodeled 
church at Beaver Dam, June 21. About $715 
was raised to pay for the improvement. Bro. 
Speer also preached two nights at a union 
service at Lafayette. 

The Franklin Circle Church, Cleveland, has 
called to its pulpit Edgar D. Jones, of Erlan- 
ger, Ky. He assumes the responsibility Sept. 1. 
We extend to Brother Jones a cordial Buck- 
eye greeting. 

The rebuilt house at Fostoria was rededi- 
cated July 5. State Secretary Bartlett 
preached the sermon. There was no cash 
needed. Strange dedication that. 

The work at Lakewood, Cleveland, is pros- 
pering under the leadership of F. D. Draper, 
There have been fourteen additions the past 
month. 

The preachers of Cincinnati and vicinity, 
with their wives, enjoyed Monday, June 29, 
with W. T. Donaldson at Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
The regular program was carried out and a 
picnic dinner consumed, and such other 
things as that part of Kentucky affords. All 
got home alive. The next preachers' meet- 
ing will not be held till September. 

Levi Gordon Batman has resigned at Mans- 
field after a five years' pastorate that has 
been very successful. He goes to the First 
Church, Philadelphia. Thus Ohio loses an- 
other good man. It will be in order for Mans- 
field to get another good man from Pennsyl- 
vania. 

The Bellaire Church gave $135 to the Anti- 
Saloon League, and a Children's day offering 
of $247. This church has given about $1,600 
for missions since last September. The 
church house is now being newly frescoed 
and carpeted. Two mission points, Shady- 
side and South Bellaire, will build this sum- 
mer. Mary Kelly is the "living link" of this 
church. 

Prof. E. B. Wakefield has been appointed 
acting president of Hiram College till a per- 
manent president can be found. It is said 
that F. D. Power gave the greatest address of 
his life at the recent commencement. 

How did you like the Christian-Evangel- 
ist last week in its new-old dress? Pretty 
fine, wasn't it? Better ask your neighbor to 
take it. C. A. Freer. 

Collimvood, O. 

Texas Echoes. 

Our state convention held with the church 
at Mineral Wells was in many respects the 
best we have ever had. Delegates were there 
from every section of the state, who came not 
for sight-seeing or for pleasure, but to take 
part in every effort made for the advance- 
ment of Texas mission work. The spirit of 
the convention was most excellent, and every 
one felt that it was good to be there. The re- 
port of the corresponding secretary showed 
material gains in all lines of work, there hav- 
ing been during the year 4,094 additions, 47 
churches organized and reorganized, and the 
sum of $20,902.10 raised in cash and pledges 
for state mission work, showing a clear gain 
in additions over the year previous of 1,537, in 
churches 24, and in money and pledges $7,475.- 
20. This is a wonderful growth within the 
short space of one year! Some material 
changes were made as to the future of our 
work in the enlargement of our state board, 
by making the secretaries of the various dis- 
trict boards members of the state board, and 
requiring the corresponding secretary to lo- 
cate his office in the city of Dallas, to whom 
all monies for state and district missions shall 
be sent, and whose time shall be given chiefly 
to office work. Bro. J. C. Mason was made 



corresponding secretary, and the former cor- 
responding secretary was selected as one of 
the state evangelists. It will take a little 
time to get our churches acquainted with the 
new order of things and with our new secre- 
tary, but we believe the system is right and 
we feel assured that we have the right man, 
standing at the helm as corresponding secre- 
tary and superintendent of missions. With 
him let all Texas preachers and Texas church- 
es co-operate, and our work will continue to 
grow and prosper. 

The recent heavy rains have greatly dam- 
aged the crops in nearly all the low lands, 
and in some sections almost totally destroyed 
them. 

Bro. B. F. Wilson, of Roswell, New Mexico, 
is temporarily filling the pulpit in San An- 
tonia, while his brother, Bro. Homer T. Wil- 
son, is superintending the Boulder Chautau- 
qua. The latter will be absent during the 
months of July and August. 

Waugh and Dauthiel have recently closed a 
very successful protracted meeting at Orange, 
in which there were 100 additions, the church . 
reorganized, a Sunday-school organized, and 
the whole city stirred as perhaps never before. 

Jno. W. Marshall, J. B. Boen and B. B. 
Sanders have recently held successful meet- 
ings respectively at Venus, Blooming Grove 
and Hubbard City, while S. M. Martin is 
shaking up Waco, and great results are ex- 
pected. 

Let the readers of the Christian-Evan- 
gelist note the change in corresponding 
secretaries of Texas mission work, and ad- 
dress their communications accordingly. 

Austin, Texas. B. B. Sanders. 

A 

The Awful Flood. 

The most disastrous flood that ever swept 
through the valleys of the Missouri and Mis- 
sissippi is the one that has just subsided, leav- 
ing destruction and death as terrible remind- 
ers of its power. The full story of this 
mighty torrent will never be told; it is an im- 
possible task for either tongue or pen. Only 
actual sight can ever bring to the mind any 
true conception of the largeness of this engine 
of destruction to life and property. 

It may be possible to estimate the property 
values that have been swept away, and yet 
figures, are, at best, poor conveyors of the 
real situation here, but who can estimate the 
value of the home life that has been destroyed? 
Who can measure aright the heartaches and 
soul pains that have come to many as they 
have seen their all swallowed up by the angry 
waters? It is beyond the power of the most 
fervid imagination. 

But worst of all is the loss of life. Nineteen 
are known to be dead, but there is a list of 
missing carrying over one hundred names. 
Letters have have come to us full of pathetic 
anxiety, asking us to search for news of loved 
ones, some we have been able to find, others 
are still among the missing. They may be 
found, but we fear not. 

This disaster has peculiar and sad interest 
to our people. All along the flood swept val- 
leys, in every town and village, we had con- 
gregations and church houses; many of these 
have suffered the loss of all things earthly. 
Take the Armourdale church as an example. 
The house was lifted from its foundation, the 
floor fell in, one wall was bulged and twisted, 
and practically the house has to be rebuilt, the 
lowest bid for its restoration is $600. The 
membership cannot do this. All of them 
lived in the territory swept by the flood, and 
many saved nothing but the garments they 
had on when compelled to flee for their lives. 
Brother Noblitt himself, the pastor, was one 
of the greatest sufferers. 

Our churches in Kansas City, Mo., are un- 
dertaking to care for this church. Brothers 
Richardson and Combs, both of whom worked 
incessantly through the awful days of disaster, 
are leading in this work of rescue and restora- 
tion. For this noble helpfulness our Kansas 
City pastors and churches deserve unstinted 
praise. 



But this church is only one of the many. 
Many others have met with the same calam- 
ity. Every mail brings us word of the desti- 
tution to which many of these valley churches 
have come. It is a testing time for them. 
But is it not also for their brethren? If we 
are at all worthy of the name we will not al- 
low our Kansas City people to stand alone in 
this matter. Help, large help, is needed. We 
shall be unworthy of our calling if we let the 
call go unheeded. Let the contributions come 
immediately, let them be worthy of the great 
need that causes them, and the great people 
from whom they are asked. Let not the ap- 
peal of these our brothers and sisters be in 
vain. One glory of the early church was its 
helpfulness to its distressed members: if we 
are restoring primitive Christianity, right here 
is a splendid place to show it. If you cannot 
give the large sums, send the small, send all 
you can, as soon as you can. He that gives at 
once gives twice. T. A. Abbott. 

311 Century Bldg, Kansas City, Mo. 

C. W. B. M. in Missouri. 

The Maysville auxiliary has taken a fresh 
start, and will hold meetings on Wednesday 
nights. We shall expect good reports from 
there. 

Grant city was reorganized on June 29 with 
twenty-one members. The officers are, Mrs. 
Dr. Ewing, Mrs. J. H. Vaught, Mrs. John 
Roudabout and Mrs. Albert Taylor. The 
Grant City sisters have worked hard and 
faithfully to help build their beautiful church 
home, and are now ready for active service 
for world-wide missions. The secretary 
found a delightful home with Brother and 
Sister McKenzie, the pastor and his wiie, dur- 
ing her visit there. Sister McKenzie is 
superintendent of the Junior Christian En- 
deavor Society, which is about seventy strong. 

Sister J. L. Moore is out in districts two 
and three. Both of these districts will hold 
conventions during the summer. Reports 
are coming in, but many are still due. Please 
attend to this important duty, my sisters. 

Careful preparation should be made for 
county meetings. Consult the Christian Mes- 
sage, published by Brother Abbott, as to 
dates. If suggested date is not practicable, 
consult with the brother who is county presi- 
dent and have him write Brother Abbott con- 
cerning change of date. C. W. B. M. work 
should be presented at every county meeting, 
to see that it is, is the duty of county mana- 
gers. Mrs. L. G. Bantz. 

5738 Vernon Ave., St. Louis. 

Missouri Bible-School Notes. 

Now that the Joplin convention is past, let 
us not allow its splendid enthusiasm to die 
out, but entering upon another year, may we 
push with greater vim and work with more 
unity than ever for the Master in Missouri. 

Carrollton's Home Department is not only 
the largest of any religious body in the state, 
but is by far the largest of our brethren in 
any state, while their increase by the recruit- 
ing campaign was remarkable to all. 

W. A. Moore will make his headquarters in 
northwest Missouri, and as soon as possible 
his address will be given, but in the mean- 
time write him here and it will be forwarded. 
Brother Moore is now making a tour of Sulli- 
van county and all are delighted with his 
work and will be more and more as they see 
and learn it. 

T. J. Head has just closed a fine meeting at 
Elvins, rather continuing one begun by J.G.M. 
Luttenberger, and the net results are 33 addi- 
tions to the cause and our evangelist has time 
engaged through July now. Do you want the 
help of such men? Then apply early. 

It is a mistake that the First Church, St. 
Joseph, Bible-school and church offerings are 
all taken at one and the same time, but the 
school as a school raised on Children's Day 
this year enough to support Bro. F. E. Meigs 
in the foreign field for a year, and|gave $50 to 



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home missions and will give $100 to the King 
Hill work in South St. Joseph. Think of that 
from a school that a few years ago gave 
scarcely anything to any work. J. M. Irvine 
is a "hustler" sure. 

The Monroe City Bible-school gave $172 to 
missions this year, and this, too, from a school 
that a few years ago did not give that much to 
everything. 

Will not all schools not having reported for 
the year ending May 31 last, please do so, giv- 
ing us school mempership, amount for local 
school expenses, amount to state Bible-school 
work, to foreign missions in 1902, also to home 
missions for 1902, and to Orphans' Home for 
1903, and number of conversions from 
school? Year Book is to go out the last of 
July and you must not be left out. Recruit- 
ing campaign goes right along, and one of the 
remarkable instances is at Old Orchard, 
where the enrollment was 44; at the close of 
the campaign it was 127. The offering the 
last day of the rally was over $20. 

The Carroll county meeting was wise in 
making Mrs. W. H. Rosenburry, Carrollton, 
county Bible-school superintendent, and hope 
other counties will select as good and let us 
'push our work this year through the county 
superintendents. 

New headquarters, 117 Locust Street, St. 
Louis: command us at any time. 

H. F. Davis. 

Iowa State Convention. 

The thirty-fourth Iowa Christian convention 
met at the University Place Church, Des 
Moines, June 22-25, and was unanimously pro- 
nounced the greatest convention that the Dis- 
ciples of this state ever held. The C. W. B. 
M. session opened with a large attendance 
and the largest success in raising missionary 
funds ever reported, over $9,000 in only eight 
months since the last convention. The ad- 
dress of Miss Anna Hale, state secretary of 
Illinois, set the missionary spirit of the whole 
convention to a high key from the very first. 
The work done by the C. W. B. M. during 
the year, the tone of the convention, and a 
very important address were in large meas- 
ure due to the excellent work of Miss Annette 
Newcomer, the Iowa state secretary. 

The regular session of the state convention 
was from the first full of life and interest, the 
credit for which should in large measure be 
given to the very [prompt and well-spirited 
work of the chairman, I. N. McCash. The 
convention enjoyed a series of delightful ad- 
dresses by Prof. D. R. Dungan, Canton, Mo., 
concerning the Christian ministry and the 
study of the scriptures. A series of excellent 
addresses [was given by S. B. Ross, A. F. San- 
derson, T. F. Odenweller, A. M. Haggard, 
H. O. Breeden,"', Percy Leach and many other 
brethren well-known and highly honored in 
Iowa. A veryjexcellent and stirring address 
on state missions was delivered by T. A. Ab- 
bott, state secretary of Missouri. 

The reports of the state work show a rapid 
advance of the cause in this state. The num- 
ber of [ accessions to the church by the evan- 
gelists that work under the state convention 
for the eight months numbered 1,205, of which 
a large proportion came in by primary obedi- 
ence. 

The total amount raised under the auspices 
- of the convention was $41,216 95 during eight 
months. This is certainly a very fine record 
of workjldone. Our Baptist brethren in this 
state during the year 1902 had three more 
evangelists than we, and preached three hun- 
dred more [sermons, and yet had only 240 ac- 
cessions altogether. 

The Bible-school Association did an excel- 
lent work during the year mainly through the 
enterprise and activity of the state superin- 
tendent, J. H. Bryan. Although this associa- 
tion is closing only its second year, it has been 
able to employ some other evangelists be- 
sides Brother j Bryan and still reported a sur- 
plus of funds in the treasury. 

Thisjiindicates a prosperous condition, but 
still greater'promptness in the support of this 
work by the (schools will bring yet richer re- 
sults for another year. 



The report of Drake University showed a 
gain of 55 students for the session of nine 
months over any previous attendance. The 
work of the University made a profound im- 
pression upon the convention, and the educa- 
tional address by Dr. Breeden was heartiiy re- 
ceived and its publication was requested. A 
special effort will be made by the friends of 
the University to raise a million dollar tndow- 
ment- fund. The prospect that this will be 
done, together with the fact that a new music 
building and a new medical building are now 
in process of erection, give an outlook such as 
the University has never before enjoyed. 

The Christian Endeavor progiam w; s 
spirited and excellent throughout; and the 
reports of the work for the year show that 
there is a remarkable activity in Endeavir 
circles throughout the state. 

The crowning event of the convention was 
the address of Dr. Susie Rijnhart, missionary 
returned from Thibet. She told the touching 
story of burying her little child in a land 
where Christian burials were before unknown. 
She told of the long tour made by herself and 
husband into the interior of Thibet; how that 
on their way, lacking provision, her husband 
went to a village to make some purchases and 
never returned; that she waited three days by 
the bank of a river encamped in snow, but 
could not secure any tidings from her hus- 
band; that through many perils of false guides, 
robbers and unfriendly rulers she barely 
made her way again alone to the borders of 
China. She expressed her readiness to return 
to Thibet, but lamented the fact that there 
were none to go with her, and that she was 
unable to replace the surgical instruments 
that were taken from her by the natives, and 
which would cost about $400. She had hardly 
closed her address when a proposition was 
made that voluntary offerings be taken to pur- 
chase -the instruments. In a few minutes 
more than $500 were subscribed. While the 
money was being received, the chairman an- 
nounced that two young people in the audi- 
ence had volunteered to go with Dr. Rijnhart 
to that most inhospitable land to Christian 
missions on earth. The young people were 
brought to the platform and introduced to the 
convention, Brother and Sister Griffith, the 
minister at Boone, Iowa, and his wife. The 
effect of this wonderful sacrifice moved the 
convention to tears, and the brief address by 
Brother Griffith plainly manifested the 
genuineness and heroism of the offer. The 
convention adjourned for dinner, but it was 
almost an hour before the people ceased to 
crowd to the front and bid a tender Godspeed 
to those earnest spirits that were willing to 
offer their labors and their lives to carry the 
gospel to the most distant place in the north- 
ern hemisphere. The spirit of this occasion 
pervaded the remaining sessions, and made 
the memory of the day a sweet souvenir to be 
carried henceforth in every heart. 

Clinton Lockhart. 

Drake University. 

Whitman County (Wash.) Co-Operation. 

Dear Evangelist: The camp-meeting'"of 
the Whitman County Co-operation which be- 
gan June 18, closed on the 28th. Thirty-three 
made the good confession. The preachers 
present were, J. N. McConnell, our district 
evangelist, Neal Cheatham, W. M. Roe. B. E. 
Utz, M. W. Smith. A. C. Vernon, F. E. Jones, 
F. C. Stephens and R. M. Messick. - We had 
the largest attendance every day that we 
have had for years. Three sermons each day, 
and I believe the audiences at every service 
during: week days averaged at least 400; on 
Lord's days, 1,200. The preaching was chiefly 
done by Neal Cheatham and J. N. McConnell. 
I don't believe I ever heard a better series of 
sermons. Brother Cheatham is one among 
the ablest public speakers I ever heard. 
Brother McConnell reported as the results of 
six months' work 160 additions, and of this num- 
ber 110 were by confession and baptism. He 
was re-employed by our district board for one 
year from July 1 on a salary of $1,200. He has 
more than satisfied the churches all over this 
county, and we confidently look for the larg- 



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est year's work in the history of the co-oper- 
ation. Twenty-three churches sent in their 
reports, and all were good. For the six 
months' labors of our evangelist he received 
$600, and very nearly $500 is now in the treas- 
ury for the second year's work. The conven- 
tion instructed hte board to engage the 
services of Brother McConnell for one year, 
and if the funds would justify the board in 
doing so, to employ an additional evangelist. 
We believe this can be and will be done. 

The Co-operation unanimously resolved 
that all the churches within its limits should 
be urged to co-operate freely and liberally 
with all mission work— foreign, home, state 
and district. The convention adjourned to 
meet at the same camp ground on Thursday 
before the third Lord's day in June, 1904. 
Respectfully, 
R. M. Messick. 

Garfield, Wash., June 30, '03. 

Commencement at Hiram. 

The fifty third year of Hiram's work closed 
June 25. There was a delightful company of 
old students gathered to renew old memories 
and greet the outgoing class. The degree 
of Master of Arts was conferred upon Mabelle 
Benton Beattie, Daniel Edward Dannenberg, 
Frederick Charles Lake, Mark Sisler Peck- 
ham, Robert Lee Pruett, George Abial Ragan. 
The Bachelor's degree in science, arts or 
philosophy was conferred upon thirty stu- 
dei ts. 

President Beatty's baccalaureate en Sunday 
morning was a masterly address. In the 
afternoon Robert Moffett preached and pre- 
sided at the ordination of four worthy young 
men, D. O. Cunningham, E. B. Kemm. J. H. 
Ladd and W. D. Trumbull. In evening. Miner 
Lee Bates preached at the Y. M. and Y. W. C. 
A. anniversary. The conservatory of music 
gave a fine program Thursday evening. On 
Wednesday evening the Alethean Literary 
Society gave a most, creditable and enjoyable 
program. Commencement day dawned bright- 
ly, and at an early hour the large tabernacle 
was filled to overflowing. It is not often that 
a large number of old students are gathered 
on the hill. The address of F. D. Power on 
the Master-Teacher, was a most fitting and 
beautiful address. 

The later address of Prof. E. E. Snoddy, as 
class-professor to his class, was truly excel- 
lent; and President Beatty closed with a noble 
exhortation before he gave out the diplomas 
and degrees. More than one hundred sat to- 
gether at the alumni banquet in the after- 
noon. S. H. Bartlett acted as toastmaster, 
and among the responses— all good— none was 
more welcome than that of Miss Mary Kelley 
on China. The Delphic Society closed the 
anniversary with a strong piece of drama in 
the evening. 

The trustees at their annual meeting found 
the general affairs of the college in good con- 
dition, but they were unable to find a presi- 
dent on the spur of the moment. They will 
find one duly. Meantime the faculty was in- 
structed to choose an acting president, and 
it at once chose Prof. E. B. Wakefield. 
Friends of the college may trust that '03 -'04 
will be a vigorous and fruitful year; 327 stu- 
dents this year. The library is being finely 
enlarged. Miss Henry will spend the summer 
at Harvard, and Professor Snoddy at Ann 
Arbor. A clear company of missionaries 
rendezvous at Hiram. The class of '03 is 
very strong, but the class of '04 hopes to equal 
it. The college has a noble constituency. It 
is very grateful, and will try to prove worthy 
of it. " Scribe. 



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The Simday=School. 

July 19. 
Samuel's Farewell Address.— 1 Sam. 12:13=25. 

Memory Verses: 23-25. 

Golden Text: Only fear the Lord, and serve 
him in truth with dll your heart. — 1 Sam. 12: 
24. 

(Read chapters 11 and 12.) 
The Meaning of the Monarchy. 

Saul had been privately anointed for the 
kingship by Samuel; he had been formally 
chosen by lot from among all the families and 
tribes of Israel before the great assembly at 
Mizpah; he had been hailed with loyal cries 
of "Long live the king;" and then the people 
had gone back to their homes and the new 
king had gone back to his home at Gibeah, 
without stopping to organize his administra- 
tion or to appoint any officials in the new 
government. In fact, it could scarcely yet be 
called a new government. The establishment 
of the monarchy marked primarily the intro- 
duction of a new ideal of national life, a new 
hope and a new desire; it was the ambition 
for temporal power, for an honorable and im- 
portant place among the nations. 

It was a patriotic motive which led to the 
demand for a king: the desire that the rule 
should not fall into the hands of Samuel's de- 
generate sons (1 Sam. 8:3-5), and the wish to 
make Israel great among the nations (8:20). 
This new ideal, which the monarchy em- 
bodied, controlled the destiny of the nation 
for many centuries. It led to the vain trust 
in political and military power which the 
prophets repeatedly denounced. Samuel's 
protest against the establishment of the mon- 
archy is paralleled by Isaiah's declaration that 
the kingdom must be destroyed and his pro- 
test against alliances with Egypt with a view 
to preserving the monarchy. Both were true 
prophets. Sam»uel saw that political greatness 
would become, and Isaiah saw that it had be- 
come, an enemy to righteousness and an ob- 
stacle to the realization of Israel's true reli- 
gious destiny. 

Saul's First Act of Leadership. 

The new king went back to his home, but 
there went with him "the host whose hearts 
God had touched." Here doubtless was the 
material out of which the new government 
was to be organized. It would be largely a 
military regime and its actual establishment 
must wait upon some occasion demanding 
military action. 

There was not long to wait. The men of 
Jabesh Gilead, who lived on the frontier 
across Jordan, were threatened by the Am- 
monites who offered them humiliating and 
dishonorable terms of peace for the avowed 
purpose of laying it "for a reproach upon all 
Israel." The men of Jabesh sent messengers 
in hot haste to Saul with an appeal for aid. 
He who had been anointed and hailed as king 
was found in the field with his oxen— a charm- 
ing touch showing the simple social condi- 
tions of the time. Saul was a farmer. It was 
while hunting for his lost asses that he had 
been anointed king. The first appeal to him 
as king finds him at the plough. He made 
from his oxen the first symbol of his author- 
ity, for cutting: them in pieces he sent them 
among all the tribes, and with them he sent a 
command to the warriors of Israel to assem- 
ble at Bezek, a point across the Jordan from 
Jabesh Gilead and just opposite it, far enough 
back to escape the observation of the enemy 
and close enough to be the starting point for 
a sudden sally. 

Three hundred men of Israel and thirty 
thousand from Judah responded to the call (a 
statement which indicates that this narrative, 
or at least this part of it, was written after 
the division of the kingdom): and the result of 
the battle was the total defeat of the Ammo- 
nites. 

Saul Made King. 

Saul's ability to secure united action by all 
the tribes proved that he was the man for the 
kingship. This was precisely what a king was 
wanted for. The victory over the Ammonites 
aroused great enthusiasm. The people wanted 
to put to death those "worthless fellows" who 



had opposed the selection of Saul for king. 
But Saul .magnanimously intervened and 
saved them. 

Saul has now made proof of his kingly qual- 
ities. He can fight and he can forgive. He 
can rise above petty personal jealousies, and 
so he can enable Israel to rise above petty 
tribal jealousies and unite into a solid nation. 
So they went up to Gilgal, the chief place of 
worsnip, and there they offered sacrifices to 
Jehovah and "made Saul king." 

A Justt Judge. 

The assembly at Gilgal was the occasion for 
Samuel's farewell as well as Saul's inaugura- 
tion. The old prophet-judge stood before the 
people whom he had judged so many years 
and called upon them to testify against him 
if he had wronged any man. "Whose ox have 
I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom 
have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I 
taken a bribe to blind mine eyes therewith?" 
It was a bold challenge. An innocent man 
can afford to be bold. But there was none to 
say that Samuel had ever perverted judgment 
or sold justice or oppressed any man. The 
retiring judge was vindicated before all the 
people. An official career could not have a 
more honorable close. 

A Philosophy of History. 

Samuel's chief interest was in Israel's con- 
tinued faithfulness to Jehovah. He enforces 
this by reminding them of some events in 
their history and by interpreting those events. 
Samuel's philosophy of history consists of 
three points: first, that success and happiness 
result from fidelity to Jehovah; second.that na- 
tional disgrace and defeat result from unfaith- 
fulness to him; third, that though Jehovah 
punishes sin, yet he is willing to forgive and 
to restore the blessings of obedience to those 
who will return to him. The "problem of 
evil" had not yet begun to puzzle the human 
mind. The sufferings of the righteous (as 
discussed in Job) are not taken into account. 
But there is a clear discernment of the great 
fundamental truth, which remains a truth in 
spite of all apparent contradictions, that right- 
eousness and prosperity are converted and 
that God gives his best gifts to those who are 
worthy of them. This is the truth which 
Israel's earlier history had illustrated and 
which Samuel wishes to be the basic princi- 
ple of her future career. 

What he had to say about the monarchy was 
in accordance with this historic truth. The 
monarchy was displeasing to God, but, if the 
people would be faithful to Jehovah even un- 
der the monarchy, He would forgive their 
sins of rebellion and would still be with his 
chosen people. 

Samuel ' s Parting Admonition. 

It was a solemn moment when the great 
leader came to lay down the staff of office and 
deliver his last message to the people whom 
he had ruled in love. There were many 
things that he might say; there was much ad- 
vice that they needed. But the last word was 
a re-inforcement of this principle dra wn from 
their history and an application of it: "Only 
fear Jehovah and serve him in truth with all 
your heart, and consider how great things he 
hath done for you. But if ye shall still do 
wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and 
your king. 

Lesson Thoughts. 

H Public office is religiously sacred. Saul 
was "made king before Jehovah." Religion 
and government ought not to be so far sepa- 
rated that rulers and officers shall cease to 
think of themselves as serving in the pres- 
ence of God. 

H A kingly office may be given, but kingly 
character must be developed from within. 
Saul had to prove himself kingly before he 
became king in fact. 

H Can every public officer to-day stand the 
test to which Samuel put himself before all 
the people? Strict uprightness silences the 
criticisms and wins the respect of even the 
worst in the nation. 

H Anything which dulls the sense of direct 
responsibility to God is an evil, whether, it be 



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Midweek Prayer=Meeting. 

By Frank G. Tyrrell. 

July 15. 

A Sectarian Spirit.— Mk. 9»38-42; 1 Cor. 
1:10-15. 

It is common enough, and humiliating 
enough: the sectarian spirit sometimes sur- 
vives sectarianism itself. That is, the out- 
ward form may go, and the essence remain. 

As advocates of unsectarian Christianity, 
the Disciples of Christ have assumed a tre- 
mendous responsibility. The world itself ap- 
plies the test of fruit-bearing: "By their 
fruits ye shall know them;" and it asks, "Do 
these advocates of unsectarian Christianity 
exhibit it themselves?" And we may well 
pause and search our own hearts; for it would 
be the irony of fate to depart from our high 
ground and become sectarian advocates of 
unsectarianism. 

Party pride, bigotry, intolerance, are of the 
very substance of sectarianism. Parties and 
sects are usually formed by an undue empha- 
sis upon the non-essentials of the faith. 
Opinion usurps the place of conviction, and 
theology that of religion. And once formed, 
the sect draws farther apart from other sects, 
and builds ever higher the walls of exclusion 
and separation. 

A sectarian spirit is a sure sign of a narrow 
mind and a small soul; and it further belittles 
and dwarls the soul that harbors it. The 
noisy and boastful sectarian is invariably ig- 
norant of other religious parties: his knowl- 
edge is small. He makes the mistake of the 
small mind in thinking a fragment of truth is 
the whole. And then there is a peculiar qual- 
ity or temper of mind which condemns the 
sectarian to fatal consistency; it is indicated 
in the old proverb, "A bigot's mind is like the 
pupil of the eye: the more light you pour 
upon it, the more it contracts." 

Such a lamentable spirit injures one's use- 
fulness. It is repulsive. The disposition of 
cock-sureness offends the other man, and 
arouses in him a spirit of antagonism. He, 
too, has convictions; he, too, possesses knowl- 
edge. The sectarian succeeds in inflaming 
the sectarianism of others, just as the parti- 
san in politics intensifies the party feeling, 
strengthening his own ranks, maybe, but 
winning no adherents from the enemy. Sec- 
tarianism is a sort of ferment; it spreads and 
sours and separates; like jealousy, it creates 
the meat it feeds upon. It is one of the most 
hateful of dispositions, and nothing can be 
more harmful, especially to those who have 
■ adopted the plea for Christian union. 

The sectarian spirit can be cured without 
killing the man who has it. And yet, in some 
hearts it lingers until old age has lent its 
mollifying and sweetening influences. Until 
the soul ripens for heaven, it is full of ascer- 
bity and acidity. But it will cease, or at 
least very much diminish, as soon as one 
learns his own limitations. There is an infal- 
lible pope in every man's bosom, who needs 
to be dethroned and cast out. Blessed is the 
man who has made mistakes, who doesn't 
know it all, and is aware of it! Still happier 
he who knows it and will admit it. 

Again, sectarianism will be eliminated still 
further by a knowledge of the good in others. 
Even out of Nazareth, good may come. The 
worst possible religion is better than none. 
There is something worth while in the Mam- 
macy of Mother Eddy, or she would lose her 
tiara. But above all, the intimate knowledge 
of Christ the Lord, and sympathetic com- 
panionship with Him will cure us of secta- 
rianism, if we have it. As He scourged the 
thieves of the temple, so He waits to scourge 
thievish passions and unholy dispositions out 
of our hearts. 

We write and talk about "our plea," and 
glorify the work of "the fathers." We re- 
joice in our numerical strength and our rapid 
increase. And all this is perilous. What is 
our plea but the plea of the Lord Jeeus 
Christ, which we have adopted? Did we not 
receive it from Him? Where, then, can we 
glory? 

Prayer. 

O God, teach us how to find and keep the 
unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace. 



Cast out of our hearts personal or party pride, 
narrow and selfish ambition, and enable us to 
rejoice in the success of all thy children, 
whether they follow with us or not. And 
hasten the day when all thy peop'le shall be 
one in Christ. Amen. 

Christian Endeavor. 

July 19. 
Religion Between Sundays. — Acts 2:42=47. 

When Jesus was reproached by the Phari- 
sees for doing good works on the Sabbath, he 
replied "the Sabbath was made for man:" It 
is equally true that every religious observ- 
ance was made for man. Religion itself has 
for its object the betterment of man. And 
this means that it is for the whole life of the 
wiiole man — the physical and intellectual man 
as well as the purely spiritual man; the man 
on Monday as well as the man on Sunday. 

The Sunday religion which is marked, like 
a railroad ticket, "good for this day only," is 
in reality not very good even for that day. 
Worship loses its value and meaning if it 
does not strengthen the soul for service 
among men. 

Religion between Sundays means religion 
made practical, religion expressing itself in 
gentler manners, in better thoughts, in purer 
lives, in higher ideals of duty and more con- 
scientious devotion to those ideals, in a 
greater desire to be helpful to the world, in a 
closer walk with God and an increasing Christ- 
likeness of character. 

Religious life is a process of growth, and 
growth cannot be healthy unless it is contin- 
uous. A growing boy cannot grow by feeding 
and exercising his body one day in the week, 
and starving and neglecting it the other six. 
But how many people think that the life of 
their souls can be wholesome and sound when 
for six days in the week they forget that they 
have souls and neither feed them on God's 
word nor let them breathe the atmosphere of 
prayer, nor exercise them in loving and help- 
ful deeds. Such neglected souls cannot grow 
into the fullness of the stature of Christ Je- 
sus. 

The Christian Endeavor Society has for its 
special glory that it encourages an active and 
practical type of religion, a religion which 
means well seven days in the week. Endeav- 
orers ought therefore to feel a special respon- 
sibility to exhibit this sort of religion and to 
apply it, all day and every day, in the rela- 
tions of the home, the school, the office, the 
shop and the market. 

Religion is not a state of excitement or of 
emotional ecstasy. It is not the feeling of 
awe and mystery that comes when the organ 
rolls and the lights are low in the great ca- 
thedral and the incense ascends in clouds be- 
fore the altar. It is not the thrill of joy and 
excitement that sweeps over the congregation 
when the revival hymn is sung and its swing- 
ing chorus is echoed by hundreds of voices. 
These are phases of religious life; they may 
be in their degree helpful to the promotion 
of religion; but they are not identical with re- 
ligion. If they were, it could not be said that 
religion is for every day, for these emotional 
experiences can be only occasional. 

Hear what James said: "Pure religion and 
undefiled before God the Father is this, to 
visit the fatherless and the widow in their af- 
fliction and to keep himself unspotted from 
the world." That is to say, it consists of two 
elements: to keep one's own life pure, and to 
help others. That is a task worth working on 
every day and working hard. 

But religion between Sundays means that 
there must be religion on Sundays. There 
must be Christian worship or there cannot be 
Christian work. The soul must occasionally 
come close to God, with all earthly thoughts 
shut out. Here the strength is gained for 
those acts of helpful service which should fill 
all the days of our lives. 

DAILY READINGS. 

M. The Work of Jesus. Luke 19:1-9. 

T. The Work of the Disciples. Matt. 10:1-8. 

W. The Work of Philip. Acts 8:26-40. 

T. The Work of Peter. Acts 8:14-25. 

F. The Work of Paul. Acts 20:17-27. 

S. A Work for Everyone. Mark 13:31-34. 

S. A Reward of Working. 1 Cor. 3:5-8. 



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July 9, 1903 




—The campaign is now on for the increase 
of the circulation of the Christian-Evan- 
gelist. 

—See elsewhere some of the things we have 
prepared for the remainder of this volume. 

—If you like the paper and believe in what 
we are trying to accomplish, now is the time 
to lend us a helping hand. 

-The revival of college endowments and 
interest in our own institutions is one of the 
most helpful signs of the times. Nearly all 
our colleges made encouraging progress last 
year. 

-Rev. Reginald John Campbell, Dr. Park- 
er's successor in London, is now on a visit to 
this country and has been addressing large 
audiences in New York and Brooklyn. There 
is a great desire in this country to see and 
hear him. 

-J. O. Rose has accepted a call to Warsaw, 

Ind., where he will begin his ministry at once. 

—The Tuxedo congregation of this city are 

reseating their church building with new 

pews. 

— G. P. Rutledge. of Philadelphia, has just 
concluded a series of sermons on "Acts of 
Apostles." 

-The West End Church of St. Louis is 
taking steps to change its name to Hamilton 
Avenue Christian Church. 

— W. H. Kindred has accepted the position 
of State and Home Missionary Evangelist, 
with headquarters at Belding, Mich. 

-The new building of the Christian Univer- 
sity at Canton, is progressing nicely and will 
be ready for school by September 22. 

— L. G. Batman has resigned at Mansfield, 
Ohio, and has accepted a call to the First 
Church in Philadelphia to begin October 1. 

-On Sunday, July 5, the corner stone of the 
new Church of Christ on 169th street, New 
York, was laid with appropriate ceremony. 

—Last week the Foreign Society received 
$1,200 on the annuity plan; $1,000 from a friend 
inKentucky.and $200 from a friend in Virginia. 
—If there is a gain of $3,000 in the receipts 
for Foreign Missions during the month of 
July, the Foreign Society feels confident that 
$200,000 will be reached this year. 

—The secretary of Church Extension is re- 
minding us again of "A Half Million by 1905" 
and that the churches should help to reach 
$400,000 by September 30. There is $370,000 
in the fund on July 1st. 

—On June 28, Bro. Chas. A. Chasteen was 
ordained to the ministry by the church at 
Pawnee, Okla. He was formerly a practicing 
attorney in that city. He is a young man 
with many years of service before him. 

—Letters have been sent to all our pastors 
this week by the Board of Church Extension, 
asking that supplies be ordered at once for 
the September offering. The board should 
receive prompt and generous responses. 

—The Foreign Society has received the 
$1,500 in special gifts for the new Christian 
Chapel in Osaka, Japan. This will cause 
great rejoicing among the missionaries in 
that city of a million souls. 

—During the 3 weeks following Children's 
Day, the Sunday-schools gave $27,093.98 for 
Heathen Missions, a gain over the corre- 
sponding time last year of $1,888.42. There 
was also a gain in the number of contributing 
schools. 

— Our Foreign Society has just appointed 
Miss Rose Armbruster, of Springfield, 111., as 
missionary to Osaka, Japan, to take the place 
of Miss Wright, who broke down and was 
compelled to return home. She will sail in 
September. 

— W. P. Bentley, of Shanghai, China, will 
fill the following appointments'for missionary 
addresses: July 12, Denver, Colorado Chris- 
tian Endeavor Convention: July 19, Des 
Moines, la,; July 26, Ligonier, Pa.; August 9, 
Massilon, Ohio; August 10 and 11, Bethany 
Encampment. 



—The dedication of the ground for the Jeru- 
salem Exhibit of the World's Fair will take 
place Saturday, July 11, "rain or shine." An 
elaborate program has been prepared and 
many distinguished guests will be present. 

-A. W. Gehres, of Shoals, Ind., has been 
called to the pastorate at Veedersburg, Ind. 
His entire time will be given to the work 
there. This is a forward move for Veeders- 
burg as heretofore they have had preaching 
but half time. 

—The church at Hunnewell, Mo., has just 
finished painting their building. The church 
at Mount Joy is following their good example 
in this respect. The congregations of Prairie 
View, Hunnewell and Mount Joy raised about 
$400 in money and supplies for the sufferers 
of the recent flood. 

—The church at Adrian, Mich., reports five 
additions by baptism during the past month. 
The congregation is very much encouraged in 
the work, and has recently purchased a build- 
ing of its own. The building is now being 
improved and is expected to be ready for oc- 
cupancy Aug. 1. Bro. B. W. Huntsman is 
pastor. 

— F. L. Davis has begun work for the 
National Benevolent Association. He was 
formerly pastor of the church at Redwood 
Falls, Minn., where he did some very effective 
work in organizing the congregation. During 
his seven months' ministry there were twen- 
ty-three additions, fifteen of these being by 
primary obedience. 

—On June 24, 1903, Walter S. Goode, the 
popular minister of the Central Christian 
Church of Youngstown, Ohio, and Miss Minta 
Fitch were united in marriage. The wedding 
ceremony was performed by C. B. Reynolds, 
of New Philadelphia, Ohio. The Christian- 
Evangelist extends its best wishes to 
Brother and Sister Goode. 

—I have just received and read with great 
delight your book on "A Modern Plea for An- 
cient Truths." Let me thank you for that lit- 
tle volume. I consider it a timely message 
for our brotherhood. It is concise and pleas- 
ing in style, apostolic in fact and in harmony 
with Christ and his gospel in spirit. — C. B. 
Reynolds, New Philadelphia, O. 
. —The Christian Century has recently en- 
larged its pages, as we have reduced ours, so 
that our pages are very nearly the same size, 
though ours outnumber those of the Century. 
Our Chicago contemporary issues 32 pages, 
however, the past week with the preceding 
chapters of Judge Scofield's continued story. 
We trust the Century is meeting with the suc- 
cess which its merits so well deserve. 

—The ceremony of the laying of the founda- 
tion stone of the walls of "New Jerusalem" at 
the World's Fair site in St. Louis will be per- 
formed with oriental rites Saturday, June 11, 
at 4 p. m. A company of fifty natives of 
Palestine wearing the costumes of natives 
will assist in the exercise. The gates to the 
grounds will be thrown open in honor of the 
occasion and all will be admitted free. 

-E. T. McFarland, pastor of the Fourth 
Christian Church, St. Louis, will spend a por- 
tion of a month's vacation at the Christian 
^Endeavor Convention in Denver, and the re- 
mainder of his time will be occupied in a 
visit to old familiar scenes in Holt county, 
Mo. On account of hard work and ill health 
Brother McFarland is in need of the rest and 
recuperation which it is hoped his vacation 
will bring to him. 

—Writing of the new Virginia Christian 
College at Lynchburg, Va., Josephus Hop- 
wood writes: "This work grows in interest 
and general approval. It is really a great op- 
portunity for the church's life and growth. 
Near the center of the state, a railroad cen- 
ter, a center as to the Disciples of Christ in 
the state and of easy access from West Vir- 
ginia, Maryland and North Carolina." The 
cut shows a splendid building already for the 
work. 

— The sixth annual summer school of the 
Illinois Sunday-school Association will be held 
July 30 to August 5, at the Chicago Theolog- 
ical Seminary, Ashland Boulevard and War- 
ren Avenue, Chicago. Though intended es- 
pecially for primary and juniorfteachers, it is 
open free of tuition to all Sunday-school 





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workers in Illinois or elsewhere. The fac- 
ulty includes some of the ablest teachers in 
the country. Cheap board at college dormi- 
tories has been provided for. For further in- 
formation and program, address Mrs. M. S. 
Lamoreaux, 583 W. 67th St., Chicago, or W. B. 
Jacobs, 132 La Salle St. 

—The Kimberlin Heights School of Evan 1 
gelists has been donated some lots in East 
Chattanooga, which the best posted men in 
that city believe will treble in price in a few 
years. The school needs some present money 
for the purchase of some additional land to 
carry on its work and wants to find some one 
with money to invest who would buy these 
lots and so help himself and the school. For' 
further information address Ashley S. John- 
son, Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. 

-On July 1, $1,000 was received by the 
Church Extension Board on the annuity plan. 
This is the 85th annuity gift to this splendid 
work, and there is now over $85,000 in this 
fund. It should be remembered that annuity 
money helps to build churches the same as 
the regular 4 per cent fund. Churches that 
cannot be helped with 4 per cent money are 
glad to get annuity money at 6 per cent. 
Write to G. W. Muckley, Cor. Sec, 600 Water 
Works Bldg., Kansas City, Mo., for full in- 
formation about the annuity plan. 

— The first communication from the Execu- 
tive committee having in charge the National 
Convention of 1903 at Detroit, is just received. 
They suggest as a motto a representative 
from every church. They announce that the 
Michigan Passenger Association and Central 
Passenger Association have granted a rate of 
one fare for the round trip and the Trunk 
Line Association, including the territory east 
of Pittsburg, have made the rate of one and a 
third fare for the round trip, certificate plan. 
Definite word has not yet been received from 
the Western and Southern Passenger Associa- 
tions, but one fare for the round trip is ex 
pected. 



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— Jos. D. Armistead has completed a post- 
graduate course at Kentucky University and 
entered upon his duties as minister of the 
Woodland Street Christian Church, Nashville, 
Tenn.,July5. This church has been waiting 
for Bro. Armistead since April. 

— Lewis S. Cupp, pastor at Platte City, Mo., 
recommends the following books as especially 
helpful to preachers: "Afternoon in the Col- 
lege Chapel," by Francis G. Peabody; "Doc- 
trine and Deed," by Chas. E. Jefferson," and 
"Brooks by the Traveler's Way," by J. H. 
Jowett. 

— C. E. Millard, the well-known singing 
evangelist writes that his field work com- 
mences with a meeting for September in 
Missouri and that he is open for engagements 
after September. He also says that he is de- 
sirous of establishing an art and musical 
studio in a city where we have a strong church 
and are in need of a musical director or 
soloist. 

—For financial reasons we are unable to re- 
tain our pastor, R. M. Robinson. We are very 
desirous of helping him to secure another 
charge as soon as possible, because we know 
him to be worthy in every way. Will you 
kindly insert the enclosed motive in your 
paper? Sincerely your brother, 

M. F. Little, 

Ml. Hope, Kans., June 30, 1903. 

—While in Kentucky where he had gone to 
attend to the burial of his father, Bro. A. W. 
Kokendoffer of Mexico, Mo., received a tele- 
gram calling him to conduct the funeral serv- 
ices of Capt. J. W. Bryan," father of J. H. 
Bryan, State Bible-school Superintendent of 
Iowa. Capt. Bryan was an old river captain 
formerly connected with the Anchor Line and 
lately in the United States service on the 
Mississippi river. He was baptized years ago 
by John A. Brooks and has since lived a life 
characterized by the highest integrity and 
honor. 

—Great Sunday-school, 233 present and $57 
collection; an average of over $11 per Sunday 
during the quarter. The envelope offering 
last Sunday was $34. This closes our work 
here. The people, without regard to creed or 
politics, join in a petition tor us to remain. 
Brother Bloom, of New York, takes up the 
work next Sunday and will find a church free 
from every debt and in perfect harmony. We 
go to Denver to the convention, then to Canon 
City, Col., for a meeting. My wife will ac- 
company me. H. C. Patterson. 

Le Roy, III. 

— The executive board of the Ohio federa- 
tion of churches and Christian workers has 
secured Rev. D. R. Miller, D. D., to act as 
field secretary. Dr. Miller is ready to help in 
the organization or reorganization of local 
federations, and to visit places in the state for 
this purpose and to assist in arranging a can- 
vass or other matters. He would be glad to 
correspond with all who may wish informa- 
tion. His address is St. Marys, O. The board 
was authorized to take this step at the last 
annual meeting, and it is believed that it 
means an important forward movement. 

—At the Los Angeles Presbyterian conven- 
tion the Corresponding Secretary of the 
Board of Education said; "No words can 
speak my joy to realize that I am, after all, 
only a chip riding on the crest of a wave of a 
great movement to build up Presbyterian col- 
leges. There is a deep, swelling, mighty tide 
lifting the college cause to a prominence 
hitherto unknown." Can we say as much of 
the revival of college endowment among the 
Disciples of Christ? We believe there are 
signs that such is the case. The Presbyteri- 
ans have fixed an Educational Day in which 
the claims of their colleges are to be pre- 
sented. Our board of education has already 
recommended such a day. 

—Casper C. Garrigues has resigned as min- 
ister of the South Philadelphia Mission 
Church. During the initial year of this work, 
conducted under the auspices of the Phila- 
delphia C. M. S., assisted by the A. C. M. S., a 
Bible-school of 58 has been built up and a 
membership of ten gathered. The sum of 
$225.38 was contributed toward local work and 
$58.52 raised for American and foreign mis- 



sions — an average of over $28 per member for 
all purposes. The last month has been the 
best in attendance and in offerings and shows 
an average aggregate attendance of 103 per 
week and a total of $52.14 raised. Mr. Gar- 
rigues' labors with the south Philadelphia 
church closed June 30;, he has accepted a 
unanimous call to the Kensington Church, 
where he enters upon his new work July 5. 

— Coming out of Indianapolis on a train a 
few days since we met with a man who wore 
a new badge. It was a pitcher and a lamp. 
He was a "Gideon." He told us the organiza- 
tion was four years old, that it had just com- 
pleted its fourth annual convention at Indian- 
apolis, and that it consisted of over 3,000 mem- 
bers — the conditions of membership being 
that one must be a traveling man and a 
church member. He said, "Twenty years ago 
we had bummers; ten years ago they were 
drummers; now we have Iraveling men, and 
ten years from now they will practically all 
be Christians." If this brother, Mr. H. A. 
Collins, of Havana, 111., is a specimen mem- 
ber, the Gideonites are an enthusiastic band 
of Christian workers. This is only one of 
many illustrations of how Christianity is in- 
vading the business world. Mr. Collins said 
their convention passed a strong resolution 
condemning the use of whisky, and gave it 
to the associated press, but he did not know 
whether or not it would be printed. Success 
to the Gideonites! 

Kansas Day. 

In harmony with the spirit of a resolution 
passed at our last state convention, we desig- 
nate the fourth Sunday in August to be ob- 
served by the Kansas churches as the Kansas 
Day, on which all arrearages for Kansas mis- 
sions are to be raised. To date, sixty-five 
churches have paid their apportionments in 
full, so there are over three hundred yet to 
hear from. Many of these have paid part of 
their apportionment, but should pay in full. 

Let all delinquent churches get ready for 
Aug. 23, if not before, and let us have the 
greatest offering in our history for our Kan- 
sas work. The outlook for this is bright in- 
deed, much more so than at this time last 
year. The K. C. M. S. expects every church 
to doits duty. W. S. Lowe. 

Topeka, Kan. 



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Statistics of Our Colleges. 



The following statistics are compiled from recent reports furnished by the presidents of 
the several colleges in response to a request from the Christian-Evangelist. We believe 
that the people will be more interested in our schools and will be more inclined to give to 
them if there is a frank statement of their condition and needs. 





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Eugene (Ore.) Divinity School 


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178 


264 


130 
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130,000 
2,400 


S44.000 
2,200 


Yes 
Yes 


? 
S50.000 


$350,000 
7,000 


Berkeley (Cal.) Bible Seminary... 




William Woods College 


195 




25,000 
7,500 
2,000 

13,000 
4,896 

19,000 
1,500 

18,000 








50.000 


Camden Point 


94 
249 
221 
325 
301 

50 


77 
119 
125 

29 
140 




2.800 


Yes 
Yes 
Yes 
Yes 




Hazel Green Academy 


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20 
50 
20 


20,000 
200,000 


none 

100,000 


Bethany 


60,000 
3,170 

42,500 
1,500 

20,000 


Cotner 


Butler 




225,000 


Disciples' Divinity House 


Yes 


200,000 


Texas Christian University 


300 
210 
126 






Christian College (Columbia) 










Christian University (Canton) 


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12,132 


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Eureka 


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The sixth and seventh columns refer to the recommendation of the centennial celebration 
committee, approved by the Omaha convention, that our colleges make a special effort to 
raise centennial endowment funds by 1909, and that each college decide upon the amount 
which it will try to raise. All the colleges which have considered the matter have adopted 
the suggestion, but all have not yet fixed upon its- amount. 

No report was received from Hiram College. 

Christian College (Columbia), Camden Point and William Woods Colleges have boarding 
accommodations for young ladies, and their receipts for the year include the amount paid for 
board. 

Kimberlin Heights is an industrial school. It has no endowment, and does not want any. 



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July 9, 1903 



Correspondence 



A Day on Hiram Hill. 

It is always a privilige to get among the 
Buckeyes, and especially among the folk who 
gather at commencement time in the little 
village in Portage county, known as Hiram. 
Whether named after the renowned King of 
Tyre or not, I know not, but it is a great 
place for artificers and laborers and for tim- 
ber stones and other material used in the 
building of temples and palaces. The Hiram 
fellowship is of the best. The work that 
Church and Errett and Mason and Rudolph 
and Ryder and Ford and Hayden and the rest 
of the fathers started in this little corner of 
God's country fifty-three years ago, lives 
after them, and it is a glory to stand where 
they stood and share in the cause for which 
they gave themselves. 

Hiram was a country crossroads when the 
career of the Western Reserve Eclectic Insti- 
tute began. It is to-day a very respectable 
village with neat cottages surrounding an 
eight-acre campus of great beauty, on and 
about which are fine college buildings. The 
site is a commanding one, 1,300 feet above the 
sea and 700 feet above Lake Erie, with a 
varied and noble scenery on every hand, of 
rich farms and forest clad hills. Here 
A. S. Hayden, Thomas Munnell and Phcebe 
Drake started the Hiram life, Nov. 27, 1850, 
and later were joined by Almeda Booth, 
James A. Garfield. Norman Dunshee, J. M. 
Atwater. H. W. Everest and others whose 
name are immortal. 

Garfield came into this fellowship in 1851 as 
a student, and served for two terms as col- 
lege janitor, making the fires, sweeping the 
floors and ringing the bell. In 1853 he is a 
teacher in the English department and of an- 
cient languages, and the same year preached 
his first sermon on "The First and Second 
Comings of Christ." The subject might be 
well-illustrated in his first and second coming 
to Hiram-first, in 1851, he came "unobserved, 
a student poor and plain," his second coming 
in 1881 was with banners and music, an ap- 
plauding multitude, and a host of correspond- 
ents to tell it to all the world, the head of the 
greatest of the nations. In 1857 he became 
the principal of the school, and served in that 
office until 1861. The Garfield house is one of 
the sights of Hiram, and over the front of 
Professor Dean's house is shown a specimen 
of his carpentry. Everest succeeded him as 
president. 

Hiram College began its work on the foun- 
dations of the old Eclectic. Aug. 13, 1867. and 
Dr. Silas E. Shepard was its first president, 
then Atwater, Hinsdale from 1870 to 1882. 
Laughlin and Zollars, 1888-1902. James A. 
Beattie succeeded President Zollars. June 25 
was the thirty-sixth annual commencement. 
The past year has been a good one. Three 
hundred and twenty-seven students were en- 
rolled, and $13,500 was added to the endow- 
ment fund. The net income of the college is 
about $18,000. There were thirty in the grad- 
uating class, representing five states. Canada 
and Japan. One seldom sees as fine a body 
of young men and women receive the honors 
of their alma mater. President Beattie de- 
livered an address to the graduates and pre- 
sented the diplomas. Prof. Elmer E. Snoddy 
was the class professor and presented them 
for graduation. The whole service was a 
most dignified and impressive one. Hiram 
now requires each graduate to prepare a the- 
sis, and there are no speeches from the class, 
but an invited commencement day speaker is 
given the hour. The exercises were held in 
the tabernacle, and there was the usual throng 
from Cleveland and the near-by towns and 
country side. Music and brilliant sunshine 
and happy reunions of old students, and the 
pathos of parting marked the occasion such 
as one always sees at the breaking up of the 
college session. 

Among the trustees in attendance were, 
Charles Fillius, Charles E. Henry, H. E. Mc- 
Millin, F. C. Robbins, W. S. Hayden, F. A. 
Derthick. W. J. Ford, O. G. Kent. Ci B. Lock- 



wook, F. A. Henry, M. L. Bates, W. G. Dietz, 

F. M. Green, Robert Miller, Alanson Wilcox, 
Abram Teachout and Lathrop Cooley. The 
last named are the patriarchs. Such men as 
Teachout and Cooley are worthy of peculiar 
honor. Nothing on Hiram hill interested me 
more than the library and telescope presented 
by these two loyal friends of the institution. 
They are beautiful gifts and of untold benefit. 
Professor Bancroft gave me a vision of some 
of the handiwork of God through the instru- 
ment which is his special pride. 

Six received the degree of M. A.: Mabelle 
Benton Beattie, Frederick C. Lake, Mark S. 
Peckham, Robert Lee Pruett, George A. Ragan 
and Daniel E. Dannenberg. Hiram is to be 
honored that it confers few honorary degrees. 
The woods are too full already of "doctors." 

Among the preachers in attendance during 
these festivities may be mentioned A. B. Grif- 
fith. G. P. Simmons, W. F. Rothenberger, F. 
D. Butchare, S. H. Bartlett, J. S. Ross, J. L. 
Garvin, W. M. Logan, M. L. Bates, William 
Adams, H. F. Miller. H. B. Cox, A. P. Frost, 

G. A. Ragan, J. L. Darsie. B. N. Tanner and 
G. L. Wharton. The missionaries were also 
represented in Dr. Oxer, Miss Gordon and 
Miss Kelley. G. L. Wharton has resigned as 
pastor at Hiram and goes back to India after 
some months of work for the foreign society 
among the churches. President Beattie has 
resigned the presidency of the college. He 
has rendered most faithful service. The 
board is undecided as to his successor. One 
other change will take place in the faculty, 
Professor Feuchtinger, the director of music, 
giving place to Professor Thomas, of Alliance, 

Hiram has a strong corps of teachers. It 
would be difficult to find abler men than those 
who fill the chairs at present. My old friends 
of Bethany days — Dean and Wakefield — grow 
better with the years, and Colton, Peckham, 
Bancroft, Paul Snoddy, Hall. Wells and the 
rest are all worthy successors of the noble 
men that have made Hiram. O. G. Hertzog, 
another friend of the Bethany time, is one of 
the leading Hiram figures. Who does not 
know Hertzog? When have two or three 
gathered together that Hertzog was not in the 
midst ot them? Where have men cultivated 
in any place the sinews of war that Hertzog 
did not appear to claim Hiram's share for the 
conflict? Hats off to Hertzog! He is all 
right. 

It may not be amiss here, however, to call 
his attention to Hiram's need of better trans- 
portation facilities. Compelled to use shank's 
mare both coming and going, it is proper for 
us to speak. No hacks at Hiram station, for 
they said, "We go the Garrettsville way by 
electric car. You are behind the times." 
Trying the alleged electric on my departure, 
it was half an hour behind, and having pulled 
us half way to Garrettsville, it decided to stop 
and rest, and we had to walk the remainder 
of the way. Then, having been lightened of 
its load, it managed to get started again and 



overtook us in the edge of the town. It re- 
called the story of the Englishman traveling 
in America, who, hearing a continuous toot- 
ing of the locomotive, asked an American 
what was the cause of the beastly noise, 
"don't you know," and was told it was a "cow 
on the track." Presently the train stopped 
again after the repeated and prolonged 
whistle, and the Englishman asked again, 
"What's the trouble now?*' "O," was the re- 
ply, "that confounded cow has caught up with 
us again!" 

It is fair to say this lack of power on the 
Eastern Ohio Traction Company will be cor- 
rected before the opening of another session. 
And let me close with a watchword which I 
trust will be heard from sea to sea and from 
the lakes to the gulf: Half-million each for 
Hiram and Bethany by 1909! ! 

F. D. Power. 

£ 

"Reverent" or "Destructive." 

The article in the Christian-Evangelist 
of June 11 and the appended remarks of the 
Editor have cracked the shell of the arcanum 
of so-called higher criticism, so that we "ig- 
norant and unlearned men" can begin to see 
some of its inside mysteries. Brother Lan- 
ham's question, "Why do we have two schools 
of higher critics?" is thus answered by the 
Editor: "All reverent criticism of the Bible 
recognizes the divine element in the Bible. 
If, by the 'two schools of higher critics' our 
brother refers to the destructive and the 
evangelical schools of critics, the difference 
is accounted for by the fact that the latter ac- 
cepts the supernatural element in revelation, 
while the other does not." 

That editorial remark is a stalwart blow 
that hits dangerously near the solar plexus of 
higher criticism. Possiby the Editor moved 
his right arm more vigorously than he in- 
tended. The "destructive" higher critics do 
not accept the divine, the supernatural ele- 
ment in the Bible for the simple reason that 
they see no supernatural element in the Bible. 
They are altogether unbelieving critics. Their 
critical work is only "destructive" and in the 
interest of unbelief. Their single aim is to 
destroy faith in the Bible. 

On the other hand, the "reverent" higher 
critics "recognize the divine element," they 
"accept the supernatural element" in the 
Bible. That is, they accept part of the Bible, 
they accept an "element" in it. They are a 
little higher than the "destructive" higher 
critics, for they stand on somewhat higher 
ground: they are semi-believers in the Bible, 
they are only semi-unbelievers. 

That editorial note gives the chief charac- 
teristic of each school of higher critics. The 
"destructive" critics do not accept any part 
of the Bible, not even an "element" in it; the 
"reverent" critics believe part of the Bible, 
they find an "element" in it which they ac- 
cept. Could the Christian-Evangelist give 



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us a half dozen or more names of leading 
critics of each of th'ose two schools? 

We would be thankful if some "reverent" 
taller critic would give us a few of the "in- 
fallible proofs" by which we may know, be- 
yond a doubt, whether any particular passage 
In the Bible belongs to the accepted or to the 
rejected "element," or how much of the pas- 
sage belongs to each "element." 

We people of the common sort are impa- 
tiently awaiting the publication of "the as- 
sured results" of the criticisms of the high 
and the higher and the highest critics, those 
"certain results" which we have heard of since 
the nineteenth century. We want to see 
their revised, winnowed, expurgated Bible, 
containing only the "divine," the "super- 
natural element." We want to know speedily 
and definitely how much of our old Bible they 
will leave us. Allen Hickey. 

Des Moines, la. 

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Bethany Assembly. 

The National Chautauqua of the Christian Church. 

The time is drawing near for the opening of 
our assembly meetings for the season of 1903, 
July 24-Aug. 17. Every indication points to 
the greatest meeting in the history of Bethany 
assembly. A very carefully prepared pro- 
gram has been arranged, so that Bethany's 
platform this year will be graced with some 
of the best talent that the brotherhood can 
furnish. 

The school for preachers, inaugurated last 
year, proved so satisfactory and successful, 
that we have arranged to greatly strengthen 
and enlarge it. Read the list of Bible teach- 
ers and lecturers on the faculty, and see if 
you can afford not to attend it. There ought 
to be large numbers of our preachers from 
every state in the union in attendance. Many 
others will find it one of the most enjoyable 
weeks of the entire assembly. 

The costly entertainments that will be given 
nearly every night that week, and the favor- 
ite assembly lectures each day, will make it a 
great week, not only for the preachers, but 
for all who may attend. 

There will be five night entertainments, 
and as many assembly lectures during the 
school for preachers, either one worth more 
than the price of your assembly ticket for one 
week. 

No tuition is charged: no separate admis- 
sion fee either to entertainments or lectures. 
All it will cost in addition to board will be 25 
cents for admission to the grounds during the 
week. The different conventions will be bet- 
ter than ever before. The C. W. B. M. will 
have some of its best talent on the plat- 
form. 

The Y. P. S. C. E., in addition to its con- 
vention, will have a school of methods. W. 
F. McCauley, of Cincinnati, will deliver a 
course of lectures running through the 
entire convention. The Sunday-school asso- 
ciation has secured McNiell, and they expect 
a great revival from start to finish of their 
convention. The Ministerial Association will 
hold its annual meeting for the first time in 
connection with the assembly. 

Brother McLean says that foreign mission- 
ary day will be a "stem-winder." No such 
program has ever been provided for foreign 
missionary day as they have provided this 
year. The temperance people this year will 
outdo themselves. They offer us Hon. Oliver 
W. Stewart, Mrs. Beauchamp and a gold 
medal contest among their attractions. But- 
ler College will give us the greatest program 
they have ever offered a Bethany audience. 

Children's day will beat their own great 
record. Two prize banners will be given, one 
to the school coming on the cars, and one 
from county schools sending the largest dele- 
gations. For the first time in Bethany's his- 
tory we have arranged to make closing day a 
great day. 

Wm. Jennings Bryan, the "silver-tongued 
orator of the Platte," will deliver one of his 
great addresses on that day. Remember that 
the assembly opens July 24 and closes Aug. 
17. Remember that every day will be a great 
day. Remember that there will be half-fare 



on all railroads in Indiana. Remember that 
the hotel, cottages, etc.. will be thoroughly 
renovated and refurnished. Remember that 
the mineral water will be as free as God's air. 
Brethren, all of you come. 

Wabash, Ind. L. L. Carpenter, Pres. 

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Leave-Taking at Red Oak, Iowa. 

Dear Christian-Evangelist: — We would 
be glad and thankful to have you make brief 
mention of the fact that we have been the re- 
cipients of a series of very pleasing events re- 
cently. 

Dr. and Mrs. T. R. Butchart recently gave a 
dinner in our honor, inviting the Red Oak 
ministers and their wives. A delightful even- 
ing was spent together. 

On last Friday evening, the church in a 
happy manner surprised us. presenting us 
with a handsome three section bookcase. Ice 
cream and cake were served, and a royal time 
enjoyed. 

Then on last Wednesday evening, the Y. P. 
S. C. E. (consisting of 50 or 60 young people), 
perpetrated another surprise. It was well 
executed and much appreciated. Refresh- 
ments characteristic of the good taste of the 
young people were served. 

These little courtesies make life's pathway 
brighter. They make one feel also a sense of 
unworthiness, and to feel like doing more to 
make other lives more bright and happy. 
Our prayer is for the good people we leave 
behind us here. May God richly bless them 
and crown their labors with success. 

Jno. Wm. Walters. 

A 

South Dakota Convention. 

The South Dakota Convention convened 
June 17-21. It was an enthusiastic gathering 
and a great inspiration. The reports showed 
a large gain in all receipts over the previous 
year. The increase <~ver last year's receipts 
were as follows: Home missions, 151 per 
cent; foreign missions, 25 per cent; church ex- 
tension, 18 2-3 per cent: other benevolences, 
10 per cent. 

The most of our churches are supplied with 
efficient pastors, and hence progress is made 
possible. 

Bro. C. C. Smith delivered several inspiring 
addresses, and Brother Wharton, of Hiram, 
brought a message from India that thrilled 
his hearers with the missionary spirit. 

E. A. Orr, of Sioux Falls, gave two Bible 
lectures each day which were simply grand. 
Bro. C. C. Smith and others spoke in very 
complimentary terms of our Sioux Falls pas- 
tor. Brother Orr is certainly a master in this 
work, and during the year will conduct several 
Bible institutes for different churches in the 
state. 

The addresses made by the pastors and 
delegates were above the average, and alto- 
gether the convention was a complete suc- 
cess. All came away with a deeper faith and 
with renewed energy for the work of the 
present year. M. B. Ainsworth, Cor. Sec. 

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Christianity at the University of Missouri. 

[A rumor having gotten into circulation and 
finally into print to the effect that nine young 
men from one county had gone to the State 
University and returned skeptics, we clipped 
same and sent it to Dr. Jesse for verification, 
if possible. Following is his reply. — Editor.] 

My Dear Dr. Garrison: — I thank you for 
sending me your letter' of June 3 enclosing 
the printed attack upon the university. This 
is another proof of your kindness. I venture 
to enclose you a letter which was written to 
me by the secretary of the Young Men's 
Christian Association. Will you be kind 
enough to return it to me? It explains itself. 
The membership in the Y. M. C. A. has been 
far larger this year than it ever has been in 
the past. 

I do not know whether nine men came here 
believers and left infidels or not. If it is true, 
I am sorry .It is absurd to hold the univer- 
sity responsible unless the change can be 
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Every sensible man knows that the religious 
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faith of the child resting upon the statements 
of father and mother, they often pass through 
periods of doubt before they reach the faith 
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phenomenon of life which is according to the 
law of nature. This change from the faith of 
childhood to the faith of manhood comes 
generally about the college period. Sensible 
people ought to know this. In the change 
some lose their faith for a season. The col- 
lege should not be held responsible unless the 
loss of faith is plainly attributable to the in- 
fluence of the college. 

How many men become infidels here I do 
not know. I hope with all my heart that the 
number of them is small. Certain it is that 
the administration of the university throws 
around its students every good influence 
which it can possibly command. Near the uni- 
versity is a Bible college which our students 
attend in considerable numbers. We have here 
the largest chapter of the Y. M. C. A. to be 
found in any college in Missouri. If it be 
urged that our numbers are larger, let me re- 
. ply that the per cent of our men that belong 
to the Y. M. C. A. is larger than in any col- 
lege for men in Missouri. 

We write in the fall to the pastor of every 
church in Columbia asking him to come to 
the university and make a roll of the students 
that belong to his church or that prefer it. 
On the entrance blank to the university is 
this question: "What church do you belong 
to?" Immediately following it is a second 
question: "If you belong to no church, what 
church do you prefer?" These entrance pa- 
pers are given to the ministers that call for 
them that they may find out what students 
belong to their churches and what students 
prefer their churches. The president earn- 
estly exhorts the students on all proper occa- 
sions to identify themselves with the church- 
es of their preference and to attend some 
Sunday-school, and to join the Y. M. C. A. 
The largest Bible classes in Missouri are to 
be found in the Sunday-schools of Columbia 
churches. A large number of students pro- 
fessed religion here last year, most of them 
identifying themselves with the churches. 
Ministers are brought here to preach the 
gospel and Christian workers come here to 
co-operate with the Christian association. If 
there is an infidel in the faculty of the uni- 
versity he is not known to me. 

But the mouth of slander is ever open 
and sometimes it is a so-called Christian 
mouth. Men do not hesitate to hurl at the 
university charges which they cannot for a 
moment substantiate. Do you think that 
Christ approves of such things? Certainly 
not the Christ in whom I believe. 

Very truly your friend, 
R. H. Jesse. 

Working for an Education. 

Texas Christian University is looking for- 
ward to the establishment of an education 
department where worthy young men and 
women who must earn a part of their ex- 
penses in order to get an education can do so. 
As to just how soon this department can be 
set on foot, we do not know, but some things 
are possible right now in a small way. For 
instance: 

We need a barber shop in close proximity 
to the school. Two young men who can do 
such work satisfactorily can earn enough to 
pay their way through school. 

In the next place there is good opportunity 
here for a small printing business. There is 
a printing office here that does from $60 to 
$100 worth of work every month. Two stu- 
dents who understand the printing business 
can run this office, or possibly it would make 
a support for three, as the work can be large- 
ly built up. This whole outfit can be secured 
for $500. A small payment in cash, say $100, 
would be all that is required, and the balance 
can be paid in monthly or quarterly install- 
ments. Two energetic young men that under- 
stand the printing business, that have $100 to 
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Virginia, Aug. 4, 5, 6, 1903. 

C. W. B. M. DAY. 

TUESDAY, Aug. 4. 

Devotional Exercises; welcome address; re- 
sponse; district secretary's report; report of 
field secretary; roll call of auxiliaries; address, 
C. W. B. M., "Finances," Miss Shackelford; 
Address, "Tidings," Mrs. Wm. A. Black; ad- 
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ings Interesting;" discussion; children's hour, 
song service; paper on children's work; report 
of Young People's secretary: symposium, 
"Christ, not Mine;" time, Mrs. Young: talents, 
Mrs. Moore; influence, Miss Jones; money, 
Mrs. Sutton; evening address to be supplied; 
recitation, "No Room for Wang Ling Le;" of- 
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CONVENTION PROPER. 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5. 
MORNING. 

Devotional exercises, L. A. Cutler, B. H. 
Melton; enrollment of delegates; address on 
state work H. C. Combs: report of district 
board, C. L. Williamson. 

AFTERNOON. 

Devotional exercises, I. L. Chestnut, A. S. 
Renforth; enrollment of delegates; address, 
"Our Debt to the Jew," Geo. J. Lindner; ad- 
dress, Geo. B. Ranshaw; what for Foreign 
Missions? What for Home Missions? What 
for Church Extension? What for Ministerial 
Relief? Open discussion of above. 

EVENING. 

Devotional exercises: address, Geo. B. Ran- 
shaw. 

THURSDAY, AUG. 6. 

MORNING. 

Devotional exercises; reports of commit- 
tees; business session. 

AFTERNOON. 

Devotional exercises; unfinished business; 
address, J. W. West, Anti-Saloon; address; 
sermon. 

EVENING. 

Devotional exercises; address. Rev. Peter 
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Iowa C. W. B. M. Convention. 

The convention was held in Des Moines, 
June 22, 23. As the previous convention was 
in September, the reports at this one covered 
only eight months. The state treasurer re- 
ported all bills paid and $200 in the treasury. 

The corresponding secretary, Miss New- 
comer, had spent six months in the field, and 
organized 16 auxiliaries. Money received for 
all purposes was $9,200. 

Plans were laid to increase our offering to 
the Burgess Memorial Fund. Helpful confer- 
ences were held on junior and auxiliary work. 
Good addresses were given by C. C. Smith, 
Anna Hale, of Illinois, Mrs. Gilliam, of Fair- 
field, and one by the writer. Iowa workers 
were all glad to greet Mrs. D'. R. Dungan in 
convention once more. 

Mrs. Emma Ogburn had a very instructive 
junior demonstration. 

It was counted one of our best conventions, 
and we hope that the inspiration derived may 
be sufficient to largely increase our offerings 
to the Burgess Memorial Fund until it shall 
reach one dollar per member and that the 
Miss Mills' birthday book may be crowded 
full because of the large number desiring to 
pay the day's salary. 

The convention was glad to have the oppor- 
tunity of re-electing their efficient set of offi- 
cers and hope to so support them in their work 
that the coming year may see greater results 
than has the past. The next convention will 
be held in June at Albia. May the year's 
work be so fruitful that it will be a time of re- 
joicing. Alice M. Wickizer. 

Bloomfield, la. 



Marriages. 



a a 

BALLMAN-COVALT.— Married, at Council 
Bluffs, la., June 28, 1903, Earnest Ballman and 
Alta Covalt, W. B. Crewdson officiating:. 

EVANS-WELLS.— On June 18th, G. B. Evans 
received his A. M. from Bethany College. On the 
same evening- he and Mrs. Lida Naylor Wells of 
Bethany were united in marriage. Their future 
home is Fairview, West Va., where Mr. Evans 
ministers. 

HALL— LAING.— Married, at the home of the 
bride's parents in Corydon, Iowa, Wednesday 
evening, June 24th, Miss Hallie Laing, one of Cory- 
don's most consecrated Christian girls, and Rev. 
B. F. Hall, pastor of the Christian Church at Ham- 
burg, la.. Elder C. E. Conner, of Chariton, Iowa, 
officiating. 

HAWORTH-CRAFT. -Married, at Winters, 
Cat., July 1, 1903, by J. E. Denton, Vacaville, Cal., 
Dr. M. W. Haworth. of Vacaville, Cal , and Miss 
Edith May Craft of Winters. 

LOWE-REDDEN.-Married, at the West End 
Christian Church, in this city, on the evening of 
June 14, 1903, Elder Collier A. Lowe, of Columbia, 
_Mo., and Miss Ann Redden, of Mokane, Mo., Frank 
J. Nichols officiating. 

PFAFF-GIBBONS. -Married, at Sigournev. la., 
July 1, 1903, C. H. Strawn officiating, Mr. Leo. H. 
Pfaff to Miss Nellie Gibbons, both of Sigourney, la. 

SURWEL-NORTHCUTT.-Married, at Elmna, 
Cal., July 1, 1903, John M. Surwel of San Francisco, 
Cal., and Miss Mattie K. Northcutt, of Elmna, J. E. 
Denton officiating. 

Obituaries. 

a a a 

WRIGHT. 

Isaiah Wright, 72 years old, a Christian about 
fifty years, died of heart failure, June 10, 1903, and 
many mourn their loss in his departure. God bless 
all the bereaved, especially an only invalid sister, 
his noble Christian wife and worthy children. His 
sons Edward, James C. and Lawrence are all 
excellent preachers. All six of his children are in 
Christ. He sweetly sleeps in the cemetery, four 
miles West of Jefferson, Iowa. May all meet in 
heaven. J. A. Walters. 

SMITH. 

Mrs. Amanda J. Smith, died at her home in 
Woodsfield, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 24th, 1903, 
aged 84 years. Eldest daughter of David and 
Pluma Kirkbride, she was born near Armstrong's 
Mills, Belmont County, Ohio, but had lived in 
Woodsfield since 1827. In 1841 she married Dr. 
James Smith, and in August 1844, she united with 
the Church of Christ under the ministry of Wesley 
Lanphear, of pioneer fame, and has been a 
most faithful and beautiful Christian ever since. 
Few persons ever manifested a riper Christian life. 
Her unselfishness, her humility, her increasing 
devotion to the church, her inspiring example of 
noble living has been a joy and strength to many. 
"She rests from her labors, and her works do 
follow her." She leaves two children, M. C. and 
Miss Ida, in the old home at Woodsfield, to mourn 
her departure. But they love her Lord, and will 
one day be with her in glory. The funeral was 
conducted by Sumner T. Martin, minister of the 
Bellaire Christian Church, in the presence of one of 
the largest congregations ever seen at a funeral in 
Woodsfield. She was lovod by all, and all were 
present as a mark of esteem and sympathy. 

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Evangelistic 



Additions Reported Last Week. 

Baptisms and letters 766 

Denominations 16 

Total 782 

Dedications, 4. 

M. L. Buckley. 
Harrison, O., July 2, 1903 

ARKANSAS.— Hot Springs.- Our first ef- 
fort at a down town revival closed Tuesday 
night with 64 additions: 30 by confession and 
baptism, 34 from the denominations and re- 
stored. The audience was large, and many 
heard our plea for the first time in their lives. 
Of the 64 only 30 will take membership here, 
the others scattering out among our churches 
from New York to Texas. This shows what 
a great mission field Hot Springs is, and dem- 
onstrates that this is a field for the church at 
large to take hold of and support. We must 
have a new church house and Christian home. 
Bros. Geo. T. Hall and J. V. Updike did the 
preaching, and it was well done. Brother 
Hall preached the first two weeks, with 14 ad- 
ditions, and Brother Updike the last three, 
with 50 additions. These men are too well 
known for me to make any commendations. 
They are great.— T. N. Kincaid. 

CANADA. — Grand Valley, Ontario, June 
29.— L. A. Chapman closed a two weeks' meet- 
ing at Grand Valley, on June 28, with 14 ad- 
tions, all by primary obedience. D. Dick, of 
Acton, Ont., conducted the choruses and as- 
sisted with the personal work. He is a true 
yoke fellow. On the last evening of the meet- 
ing Miss Cloa Lamson, a teacher in the deaf 
and dumb asylum at Columbus, O., recited 
"Rock of Ages" and "My Country 'Tis- of 
Thee." A local preacher and his wife from 
the Brethren were added at Marsville on June 
28.— L. A. Chapman. 

ILLINOIS. -Watseka, June 29.— Two more 
confessed Jesus Christ yesterday. Our quar- 
tette furnished some special music for two of 
the sessions of the 4th district missionary 
convention at Lexington, -111., last week. Ob- 
served Children's day June 21. Goodprogram 
and offering.-B. S. Fereall. 

Camp Point, June 29.— Preached here at 
home yesterday to a full bouse. One acces- 
sion at morning service. Took the offering 
for home missions. This church is still pas- 
torless. I will begin evangelistic work again 
the last Sunday in July, with a meeting at 
Brooklyn, Iowa. Time all taken until Jan. '04. 
— R. A. Omer. 

IOWA.— Council Bluffs, June 28. -Five ad- 
ditions to the church; two confessions, two 
from the M. E.'s, one by commendation. — W. 
B. Crewdson.. 

Moulton, June 29.— Had D. A. Wickizer with 
us yesterday. Raised all our old debt. Started 
on the weekly contribution system. Have had 
one addition by baptism since last report.— S. 
B. Ross. 

KANSAS. -Oxford, July l.-There were 3 
baptisms here last Lord's day. We begin the 
work at Bethany, Mo., July 5.— O. Orahood. 

Caldwell, June 29.— There were 2 additions 
at the morning service yesterday and 3 at the 
evening service; 2 were by confession and 3 
by statement; 1 from the Baptists and 1 from 
the Methodists. Nine added since last re- 
port.— B. A. Channer. 

MARYLAND. -Baltimore, June 29. -Three 
additions to the 25th street Christian Church. 
All from the Baptists.— Flourney Payne. 

MICHIGAN. -Saginaw, June 29.-We bap- 
tized 4 more yesterday afternoon, took 3 con- 
fessions at the morning service, 1 at night; all 
adults, 2 heads of families, a business man and 
a railroad engineer. Our ex-treasurer, W. H. 
Borrowman, a great worker, has returned to 
the city and will again be one of us when 
settled. We are rejoicing. — E. E. Cowper- 
thwaite. 

MISSOURI. -Hunnewell. July 2.— Two con- 
fessions.— Thos. Wallace. 
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place closed last night with 47 additions: 37 
by baptism, 5 by commendation, 4 from the 
Baptists and one from the Presbyterians.— A. 
J. Williams, district evangelist. 

Kidder, June 29.— Please report one addi- 
tion at Kidder yesterday, reclaimed. We had 
our children's exercises yesterday. Our ap- 
portionment was $10, but we raised $11.25. 
This was the best offering ever taken at Kid- 
der. All departments of the church work are 
prospering nicely. Our Bible school has in- 
creased until we only have room for a few 
more.— C. E. Hunt. 

King City, June 29.— One addition by state- 
ment to Pleasant Hill, Dekalb Co. Church 
yesterday. Good attendance both morning 
and evening.— C. W. Comstock. 

Kirksville, July 2.— Two additions last 
Lord's day, and two last night at prayer serv- 
ice. Baptismal services immediately follow- 
ing the regular prayer service.— Northcutt 
and Wagner. 

Maitland, June 1. — Two baptisms here last 
Wednesday evening. Children's day exer- 
cises netted $10 for mission work. Subscrip- 
tions are' being solicited for new church 
building. Prospects good for success. Work 
in fair condition.— T. B. Dry. 

Platte City, July 1. — One addition recently 
from the Baptist Church. Our ladies have 
just recarpeted the church with an elegant 
velvet brussels, costing $350. One of our 
good brethren here and his wife are preparing 
to give $40,000 for a building for the Bible 
College at Columbia in the near future. Our 
board to-day employed S. D. Dutober for a re- 
vival in October. I get about a month's va- 
cation in August.— Louis S. Cupp. 

Richland, June 30.— I had two confessions 
and baptized five the last time I was at Stout- 
land; also five accessions the last appointment 
at Crocker, one by baptism, one from the 
Baptist, and three by statement. We went 
to the county seat yesterday in a body, and 
fought a saloon petition and won a victory for 
Richland. This is the second victory for us, 
as we have shut down a blind tiger.— J. R. 
Blunt. 

Seneca, June 29. — Bro. Joseph Gaylor's 
meeting here resulted in 62 additions, 21 bap- 
tisms and the church thoroughly organized 
and at work. Have $450 raised and expect to 
build a house soon. Seventy-one present at 
Bible-school and $5.16 collected on last Sun- 
day. Will organize a Christian Endeavor 
next Sunday. Bro. W. S. Deatherage will 
preach for us every fourth Lord's day. We are 
rejoicing.— A. R. Moore. 

St. Louis, July 6.— The following is there- 
port of the churches for Lord's day, July 5: 
Fourth, one confession and two baptisms; 
Hamilton Avenue (formerly West End) one 
by statement; Mt. Cabanne, one by letter: 
Tuxedo, two by letter; Carondelet, two by 
letter. 

Elvins, June 30. — The protracted meeting 
conducted by our pastor and Bro. T. J. Head, 
during the past week resulted in 19 additions, 
mostly by confession and baptism. Brother 
Head is the Bible-school evangelist, and an 
enthusiastic Christian preacher. He is earn- 
est and loyal to the truth. Both he and our 
pastor, Bro. J. G. M. Luttenberger, labored 
hard to make the meeting a success. The 



church has been greatly benefited. There 
have been 13 additions prior to Brother 
Head's arrival. So in all we had 32 additions. 
It is the intention of the church to dedicate 
the house of worship in August. The church, 
Bible-school, Christian Endeavor and other 
departments are in good working order. 
Brethren, remember us in your prayers.— J. 
B. McDaniel, clerk. 

Carrollton.— The Christian Bible-school of 
Carrollton, Missouri, has an enrollment of 270 
in the Home Department, and 131 on the 
Cradle Roll. The Home Department has 
been the means of increasing the attendance 
at the main school. It has given the superin- 
tendent of the department an opportunity to 
enter homes, to ascertain the relation of the 
families to the church, and give a cordial in- 
vitation to attend the church services. We 
have endeavored to promote the department 
spirit by bringing its members together in 
the main school at least once. during the 
quarter. The greatest difficulty which we 
have encountered has been the slowness on 
the part of some members to comprehend the 
full meaning of the work. The disciples of 
Christ ought to lead in this work on account of 
the emphasis we place on the Bible and Bible 
alone as our rule of faith and practice.— Miss 
Jennie Jenkinson, pastoral helper. 

NEBRASKA. -Arapahoe, July 1.— I 
preached at Alma, Neb., morning andevening, 
June 14, and baptized 4, which with 1 addition 
by letter made five in all. — C. P. Evans. 

York, June 29.— The large auditorium filled 
yesterday and 5, 2 baptisms, added to the 
church. During the rainy quarter just closing 
we have had 17 added at regular services. 
Since June 30, one year ago, we have had 69 
additions, 35 baptisms. Seven of these were 
added in a meeting held by Bro. Simpson Ely. 
Bro. J. B. Frickey, our beloved Bible-school 
superintendent, is pushing the Sunday-school. 
We now have 322 enrolled in this department. 
If there is a ripple in the work, it has not 
come to the surface. We now have a church 
membership of 300.— G. J. Chapman. 

OHIO.— Dayton, July 1.— Six additions to 
Central Church in June; 1 by letter, 2 from 
the Dunkards, 3 by baptism.— I. J. Cahill. 

Minerva, June 29.— Two added at our regu- 
lar services here yesterday; 1 by baptism and 
one by statement.— Guy Hoover. 

New Philadelphia, June 29. — There has been 
3 additions to this congregation recently. 
About 500 people assembled yesterday even- 
ing to hear our children in the interest of 
world-wide missions. The program was 
pleasing, and the offering, $21.83, more than 
double our apportionment. — C. B. Reynolds. 

Cleveland, June 29.— Franklin Circle Church 
of Christ. Children's Day Offering $211,32. 
Home Missionary Offering $313.96 and more 
coming in. Four persons united with the 
church by letter yesterday morning. Edgar 
D. Jones, of Erlanger, Ky„ becomes our 
pastor. Sept. I.-Mrs. N. H. McCorele, 
helper. 

OKLAHOMA.— Norman, June 29.— We have 
had 2 baptisms and 9 added otherwise during 
June. 151 additions in 21 months. The people 
of Norman raised $52.30 and a large amount of 



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supplies for the flood sufferers of Kansas.— J. 
G. Creason. 

Pawnee, June 29.— Two by confession.— M. 
F. Ingraham. 

TEXAS. — Denison, July 1. — Closed mission 
meeting in 4th ward with 9 additions. First 
Church building, repapered, but struck by 
lightning June 21; covered by insurance. 
Began meeting with Bro. Euell, of Bonham; 
held 4 services with 2 confessions, when he 
took sick and left. We begin next Sunday at 
the cotton mills, over one mile from First 
church. Twelve additions not reported — J. A. 
Shoptaugh. 

Fort Worth, June 29. — Have just closed a 
successful meeting with the First Church 
here. The pastor did the preaching and John 
Brower conducted the song service. Sixty- 
two additions, 30 by confession and baptism, 
the balance by letter and statement. Have 
had 76 additions in my 3 1-2 months' pastorate 
here. Sunday-school has increased 60 per 
cent. — R. R. Hamlin. 

£ 

Changes. 

R. W. Abberly, Columbus, O., to Minneapolis, 
Minn. 

S. R. Reynolds, Des Moines, la., to Blockton, 
Iowa. 

S. J. White, Cameron, Mo., to Millersburg, 
Ohio. 

W. C. McDougall, St. Thomas, to Brace- 
bridge, Ont. 

Guy Hoover, Minerva, O., to 4938 Calumet 
Ave., Chicago, 111. 

C. A. McDonald, Kent, O., to Coshocton, O. 

Jos. D. Armistead, Lexington, Ky., to 513 Rus- 
sell St., Nashville, Tenn. 

E. E. Manley, Altoona, Pa., to 813 Inwood St., 
E. End, Pittsburg, Pa. 

J. A Canby, Cameron, W, Va., to Ann Arbor, 
Mich. 

W. H. Kindred, Eureka, 111., to Belding, Mich. 

A 

Dedication at. Tamalco, Illinois. 

Lord's day, June 28, was an ideal one as far 
as weather was concerned. It was a red-letter 
day for the church at Tamalco, and one that 
will be long remembered by the people of the 
entire community. The Christian Church 
there had completed a new house of worship, 
and on that day it was formally opened and 
dedicated to Almighty God. On arriving at 
Tamalco, we found the brethren unanimous 
in the opinion that the debt could not be pro- 
vided for. When we left on Monday they 
were greatly rejoicing because, through their 
liberality, it was all handsomely provided for. 
Bro. J. E. Story, their pastor, worked hard for 
the consummation of this work. To him and 
Brother Shank is due much of the praise for 
the successful prosecution and completion of 
this house. L. L. Carpenter. 



A New Service. 

Last Lord's day evening a new and interest- 
ing service was introduced: it was the first 
annual graduating exercises of the Junior 
Christian Endeavor society. A nice program 
was rendered. Other societies would profit 
by trying it. The main reason for starting 
the custom is this. Our Junior president, Miss 
Pearl Griffin, says that after a child reaches 
the age of 15 or 16, they desire to be classed 
as seniors, and the smaller children are too 
timid to take an active part in the meeting 
when the older ones are there, hence this new 
service. There were 43 in the graduating 
class. The ranks will be filled again from the 
primary class of the Bible-school 

H. A. Northcutt, pastor; C. E, Wagner, 
Assistant, 

Kirksville, Mo. 

The Anti-Mormon Association. 

The National Anti-Mormon Missionary As- 
sociation of the Churches of Christ will hold 
its next meeting in Detroit, Mich , on Mon- 
day, Oct. 19, 1903, at 1 p. m., at the Central 
Christian Church, corner of Second Ave. and 
Ledyard St. 

While our association is not a year old, yet 
we have made substantial progress. We hope 
at this meeting to perfect arrangements for 
verv effective work. 

Our general secretary. John T. Bridwell, 
goes this week to old Virginia to debate with 
a Brighamite. So soon as he gets through 
there he will be ready for another Brighamite 
or any other Mormonite. Give him a call. 
You need not fear results when Brother Brid- 
sS-ell is .-it the helm. 

Let all interested in the Anti-Mormon work 
be present at the Detroit meeting. 

James W. Darby, President. 

Mc Arthur, Ohio. 




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Psalms 37:7. "Rest in the Lord and wait pa- 
tiently for him." 

The gospel of Jesus is a gospel of work. 
The Master says, "Why stand ye all the day 
idle?" "Go work in my vineyard to-day." His 
call is a call to service. While this is true, 
God sometimes says to his servant: "Come ye 
apart and rest awhile." But the servant de- 
murs: "There is so much to be done, the har- 
vest is ripe and the fields are waiting." The 
Master replies: "I want to test your loyalty in 
another field of service. I want to teach you 
lessons which can only be learned in the 
school of suffering." 

Sometimes the command is given, "Speak 
unto my people that they go forward;" and 
again, "Stand still and see the salvation of the 
Lord." Sometimes the Christian soldier must 
say, "In the name of the Lord will we lift up 
our banners;" and then again, "Wait on the 
Lord, be of good courage and he shall 
strengthen thy heart." Sometimes the call 
comes to us as to Abraham, "Get thee out of 
thy country and from thy kindred and from 
thy father's house to a land that I will show 
thee;" and then again with Job bereft we 
must say, "Naked came I out of my mother's 
womb, and naked shall I return thither; the 
Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; 
blessed be the name of the Lord." We can 
manifest our devotion by patiently submitting 
to affliction as well as by faithfulness in the 
field of service. "They also serve who only 
stand and wait." 

A literal translation of the text is, "Be 
silent to Jehovah, let him mould thee." For 
an illustration we can cite the experience of 
the apostle Paul. At one time in his career, 
Paul says there was sent him "a thorn in the 
flesh," and that he "besought the Lord thrice 
that it might depart from him," but God said, 
"Be silent, I am moulding thee; I would have 
you learn that my grace is sufficient, and that 
my power is made perfect in weakness." 
Paul learns the lesson and says, "Most gladly 
therefore will I rather glory in my weakness 
that the power of Christ may rest upon me. I 
take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in 
necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for 
Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then am I 
strong." It is not possible for us all to re- 
joice in sickness. "Chastening seemeth for 
the present to be not joyous, but grievous." 
In the spring the rise of the sap in the trees 
is no easy process, to make its way through 
ttfe toughened fiber, chilled and retarded by 
the cold wind to every limb and twig of the 
tree; but when the fall comes and we see the 
ripe fruit hanging from every branch we re- 
call the apostle's words, '.'Nevertheless, after- 
ward it yieldeth the peaceable fruits of 
righteousness to them that are exercised 
thereby." The Master said, "In this world ye 
shall have tribulation." The tribulum was 
the beam used in olden times for threshing 
the wheat. It was a hard experience for the 
wheat to be flayed beneath the heavy tribu- 
lum, but only thus could the grain be sepa- 
rated and gathered into the barn. So by our 
tribulation, God is sifting the chaff from our 
lives that he may gather us as pure wheat into 
his garner. John learned that those who 
stood upon the throne were "they who had 
come up out of great tribulation and had 
washed their robes and made them white in 
the blood of the Lamb." Above all things 
God desires character. He has no other way 
to produce character than by burning the 
dross and refining the gold in the fire of af- 
fliction; only when there are tears and the 
dark cloud of sorrow can he show us the bow 
of his promise. 

"The world's great altar stairs slope through 
darkness up to God." "Sweet are the uses of 
adversity." "Crosses are the ladders by 
which we climb to heaven." "He had foreor- 
dained us to be conformed to the image of 
his Son." "But the Captain of our salvation 
was made perfect through suffering." 



There are many forms of trouble, and 
God's purposes in them all are beneficent. 
Let us consider, for example, sickness and 
its compensations. First, it teaches us we are 
not indispensable. God says, "Stop." We an- 
swer, "How can I; who will do my work?" 
But God says, "Wait." The work goes on, the 
family machine continues to run, the store is 
not closed, the church is not ruined, the Sun- 
day-school does not go out of existence. The 
tendency of sickness is to humble us. It 
shows that God's work is not dependent upon 
an individual. The kingdom of God made 
progress before we were born and will go on 
after we have departed. While many a man 
may be useful, he is not indispensable. 

Secondly, that man is not immortal. One 
who is free from sickness for many years be- 
gins to regard himself as immune to disease. 
He will learn better. His time will come 
sooner or later, and then he realizes upon 
what a feeble thread hangs his immortal life. 
The fever has only to climb a notch higher, 
the spark of life burns low and is ready to 
flicker and go out. The lesson comes, "Watch 
and be ready." 

Thirdly, the value of human sympathy. It 
reveals the number of our friends and the 
depth of their love. It affords opportunity 
for heroism. The wife puts in jeopardy her 
life for the sake of her husband; the mother, 
frail and feeble by nature, ill-fitted to perform 
the ordinary duties of the home, spends 
watchful days and sleepless nights in coaxing 
back the spirit of the child from the gates of 
death. 

Fourthly, the perfection of divine sym- 
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Every one has troubles of his own. No one 
can enter fully into the consciousness of an- 
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sorrows." "He knoweth our frame." "He is 
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diseases." We know that "the eternal God is 
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lines terminating within her borders. 

One of the most important of these roads 
to St. Louis is the "WABASH LINE, from 
the fact that it draws the commerce of 
nearly all sections of the country to this 
metropolis, as a magnet draws kindred 
metals to itself. 

The great arms of this growing system 
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Albia and Ottumwa, la.; Chicago, Toledo, 
Detroit and Buffalo, and attract business 
from beyond these important gateways, 
even from the remote Pacific Coast, the ex- 
treme Northwest, the Great Lakes and the 
Atlantic borders. 

It is commercially aggressive, and in its 
never ceasing activity is to-day reaching its 
great steel tentacles toward Pittsburg, Pa., 
and Baltimore, Md. In a little more than a 
year these two beehives of industry and all 
their tributary territory will be bound to 
St. Louis by the continuous rails of the 
WABASH. 

Its through-car system is perfect, run- 
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and day service to Chicago, Kansas City, 
Omaha, Des Moines, St. Paul, Minneapolis, 
Toledo, Niagara Falls and Buffalo, and 
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Montreal, Denver, Portland, Ore., Los An- 
geles and San Francisco. 

Its train equipment is modern in every 
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consisting of Observation-Cafe and Library 
Cars, Reclining Chair Cars, Dining Cars, 
Day Coaches and Combination smoking and 
Baggage Cars, which are models of beauty ( 
and neatness, representing the highest state 
of development in car building. 

This road will be called upon to transport 
hundreds of thousands of visitors to the 
World's Fair in 1904, and its facilities will 
be found ample for so gigantic an under- 
taking. , 

THE WABASH is essentially a St. Louis! 
line, having its General Officers, from thcj 
President down, located here, and has acf 
army of employes, necessary to carry oc 
this vast system, who are citizens of St.! 
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It spends its money largely in St. Louis 
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Truly this is "A GREAT RAILROAD, " 
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Dingdong. 

By George Darsie. 

The most forcible word in the Eng- 
lish language, so says a high author- 
ity, is the word dingdong. And the 
secret of its power is not far to seek. 
It is in that old and familiar thing we 
call repetitioti. 

No one can instruct, impress or 
train who does not appreciate the value 
of dingdong. Human beings, old and 
young, are both inattentive and forget- 
ful. The truths that tell upon them 
are those made familiar by iteration. 
The lessons that count are those re- 
peatedly enforced. Child-rearing is 
not infrequently a failure because the 
necessity of telling the same thing 
over and over is not understood. Sol- 
omon's "train up a child in the way he 
should go," involves in it nothing 
more manifest than endless repetition. 
Isaiah made his message to his coun- 
trymen a burden on their souls by 
everlastingly harping on it. "Precept 
upon precept, precept upon precept; 
line upon line, line upon line; here a 
little, there a little," was what made 
them feel its power. The pulpit that 
in fear of Mrs. Grundy severely rules 
iteration from a discourse will leave 

i little impression upon the memory of 

feits hearers. The sermon that sticks 

;, and pricks like Spanish-needles re- 
peats and re-repeats its leading points 
till the people cannot get away from 
them. The power of Phillips Brooks' 
preaching was his habit of going over 

fend over his leading thoughts till the 
most listless auditor was forced to re- 

: tain them. He well knew the value of 
dingdong. It is better for a preacher 
to run the risk of tediousness than to 
fail of being understood and remem- 
bered. 

And from year to year the pulpit 

Imust again and again go over the car- 
dinal points of Christian doctrine, 

. however familiar to many, that all may 
be instructed therein. The cry once 
so common, that some preachers 
preached nothing but "faith, repent- 
ance and baptism," indicated a habit 
of repetition that, so far as the preach- 
ing went, was at least effective. Better 
a limited range of teaching well im- 

\pressed, than a wider and fuller range 
but slightly impressed. 

And nothing is truer than that a 
doctrine at first repugnant to the 
mind, often comes to be accepted and 
believed when made familiar by fre- 
quent explanation and enforcement. 
Mrs. Browning truly says, "Mankind 
gets its opinions by iteration chiefly." 
It is not argumentation so much as 
felicitous statement and re-statement 
|hat shapes men's belief. They yield 
to the pressure of constant repetition. 
There is a mental as well as a physical 
inertia, and it is best overcome by con- 
tinued applications of the moving 
parce. "The world does not stand in 
need of instructing so much as it does 
of reminding." Each wise repetition 
of doctrine and duty, like the cease- 
less flowing of the stream, wears deep- 



er the channels of conviction and con- 
science. And the very familiarity of a 
truth well presented, and of an obliga- 
tion well enforced, gives power to the 
utterance which brings them afresh to 
the mind. 

In a word, he who hopes to accom- 
plish anything worth while in*the in- 
struction and training of human 
beings, must learn the power and value 
of dingdong. 

America Revisited. 

{Co?iti?iued from page 41.) 
saw that the Disciples had solved the 
problem involved, and that was why I 
was lead among them. To my great 
astonishment I even find that some of 
the master minds amongst the Ameri- 
can Baptists are strenuously advocat- 
ing the view that baptism is not an es- 
sential to church. membership. I say 
that this astonishes me, for I had 
thought that while some of the denom- 
ination were prepared to go in for 
open communion, no minister of in- 
fluential standing would proceed furth- 
er. But I commence reading the re- 
port, and I find that the first paper, 
read by the Rev. Dr. Rufus P. Johns- 
ton, of New York City, very powerfully 
claims that no Christian should be ex- 
cluded from membership simply be- 
cause unimmersed. This Baptist 
clergyman shows that the constant 
tendency in religious history is to the 
subordination of the inner to the 
outer, of the vital to the formal, of the 
substance to the shadow. "To make 
baptism essential to membership," 
says he, "Is to perpetuate a cleavage 
in the body of Christ along the line of 
ceremony only. It is also to empha- 
size ceremony rather than character, 
and to exalt the letter above the spirit. 
Such a position of exclusion compels 
us, is the further argument, to disre- 
gard the fundamental principle of the 
Bible with respect to individual inter- 
pretation of Scripture." Now, I con- 
fess I should never have expected to 
find a representative American Baptist 
prepared to take up the position of 
the "Open Church Baptists" of Eng- 
land. The position of Spurgeon was 
that of open fellowship with strict 
membership. This I believe to be 
very near to the ideal. Therefore I 
am a little bit bewildered when I find 
prominent leaders in America pull- 
ing up their anchors and quitting their 
moorings, and, more than that, going 
off to sea with no anchor at all. 

However, I have many things to 
learn while I am happily here once 
again for a season. And some of them 
may be acquired while I rusticate in 
the glorious groves of chestnut, white 
oak, rock oak, butternut, hickory, hem- 
lock, pine and birch, with wild straw- 
berries ripening about my feet among 
the thick^lichens and mosses, orioles 
and robins darting here and there, 
the chipmunk, unknown in England, 
attracting my delighted attention now 
and then, and the great grey squirrels 
rushing with amazing velocity up and 



down the trees. A great snapping 
turtle has just been brought in cap- 
tive, and a garter snake a yard in 
length has been killed with cries of 
excitement. I cross the lake in my 
kind host's steam-launch, or mount 
a cycle for a somewhat hilly ride along 
the road between the glades. Hopat- 
cong lies about a thousand feet above 
New York. It is a fisherman's para- 
dise, abounding in bass, perch, pick- 
erel, catfish and sunfish. Being sixtv 
miles in circumference, this lovely 
lake affords scope for countless differ- 
ent excursions. Its islands, bays and 
branches are romantic in aspect, and 
are associated with singular traditions. 
Here dwelt some of the various Dela- 
ware tribes of Indians, and of these I 
am learning fascinating histories 
which, if I were a novelist, would fur- 
nish me with pivots for many a plot. 
Lake Hopatcong y N. Y. 



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The Child. 

When Mary sang to him, I wonder if 
His baby hand stole softly to her lips 

And, smiling down, she needs must stop her 
song 
To kiss and kiss again his finger-tips. 

I wonder if, his eyelids being shut. 

And Mary bending mutely over him, 
She felt her eyes, as mothers do to-day, 

For very depth of love grow wet and dim. 

Then did a sudden presage come to her 
Of bitter looks and words and thorn-strewn 
street? 
And did she catch her breath and hide her 
face, 
And shower smothered kisses on his feet? 
—Bertha Gemeaux Woods, in Verses 
(Neal-e Pub. Co.) 



A Good Investment. 

John and James were twins fourteen 
years old. Their father was very- 
wealthy. On every birthday they ex- 
pected a rich present from him. A 
week before they were fourteen they 
were talking over what they most 
wanted. 

"I want a pony," said James. 

"And what do you want, John," 
asked his father. 

"A boy." 

"A boy!" gasped his father. 

"Yes, sir, It doesn't cost much more 
to keep a boy than it does a horse, 
does it?" 

"Well, no," replied his father, still 
very much surprised. 

"And I can get a boy for nothing, 
to begin with." 

"Yes," replied the father, hesitat- 
ingly, "I suppose so." 

"Why, papa, I know so. There are 
lots of 'em running around without 
any home." 

"Oh, that's what you are up to, is 
it? Want to take a boy and bring him 
up, do you?" 

"Yes, sir; it would be a great deal 
better than the St. Bernard dog you 
were going to buy me wouldn't it? 
You see, my boy could go about with 
me, play with me, and do all kinds of 
nice things for me — and I could do 
nice things for him, too, couldn't I? 
He could go to school, and I could 
help him with his examples and 
Latin." 

"Examples and Latin? God bless 
the boy, what is he aiming at?" and 
Judge Roding wiped the sweat from 
his bald head. 

"I know," laughed James. "He 
wants to adopt old drunken Pete's 
son." 

"Yes, papa; 'cause he is running 
about the streets as dirty and ragged 
as he can be, and old Pete don't care a 
cent about him, and he's a splendid 
boy, father. He's just as smart as he 
can be, only he can't go to school half 
the time, 'cause he hasn't anything de- 
cent to wear." 

"How long do you want to keep 
him?" 

"Until he gets to be a man, father." 

"And turns out to be such a man as 
old Pete?" 

"No danger of that, father. He has 
signed the pledge not to drink intoxi- 
cants, nor swear, nor smoke, and he 
has helped me, father, for when I have 
wanted to do such things he told me 



his father was once a rich man's son, 
and just as promising as James andl." 

"Do you mean to tell me that you 
ever feel like doing such things as 
drinking, swearing, smoking and loaf- 
ing?" asked his father, sternly. 

"Why, papa, you don't know half 
the temptations boys have nowadays. 
Why, boys of our set swear and smoke 
and drink right along when nobody 
sees them." 

"Don't let me ever catch you doing 
such things." 

"Not now, father, I think, for I am 
trying to surrender all — every vice, 
every bad habit, unnecessary pleas- 
ures. I don't see how I could enjoy a 
dog or a pony when I know a nice boy 
suffering for some of the good things 
I enjoy." 

"You may have the boy, John, and 
may God bless the gift." 

And God blessed the gift. John Rod- 
ing grew up to be a much better man 
because of the almost constant com- 
panionship of drunken Pete's son, and 
as for the drunkard's boy, everything 
he touched seemed to prosper. John 
and James' mother said it was because 
the Lord teaches us, "When your 
father and mother forsake you, then 
will the Lord take you up." The Lord 
had taken up drunken Pete's son, and 
he could not help prospering. 

Pete's son not only lifted up his own 
fallen family, but became as much of 
a prop for Judge Roding's family. His 
delight was "in the law of the Lord." 
He was like a tree planted by the riv- 
ers of water, and whatsoever v he did 
prospered. — Natio?ial Advocate. 

A Prize Letter on Training Children. 

One of the St. Louis daily papers re- 
cently offered a prize, for the best let- 
ter on the training of children. The 
following is the letter which won the 
prize: 

Blessed is the child who early learns 
from his best friends that he cannot 
have everything he wants; for he shall 
escape much tribulation. 

Despotisms make slaves or anar- 
chists. Commands should be given 
only for good reasons; but, once given, 
obedience must be exacted. 

Whippings should be resorted to as 
rarely as possible, and never in anger. 
The loss of some expected pleasure, a 
kiss, or meditation in solitude often 
prove more effective in conquering a 
little rebel. 

Hope of reward, which enlists the 
child's will in the cause of right, is a 
better motive than fear of punishment. 

Beware of nagging. It wears away 
love. Win and keep your child's con- 
fidence by sympathy and interest in 
all his joys and woes. It is a mighty 
bulwark against temptations. 

Teach him to be courteous to all, 
even the humblest. 

Love without law and law without 
love both fail to teach the child self- 
control. There must be a combination 
of law and love, wisdom and sym- 
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and mercy, so that out of the govern- 
ment of the child, for the child, by the 
parent there may grow the government 
of the child, for the child, by the 
child. 

The mother who neglects her child 
for society, the club, church work, or 
others reasons, is laying up trouble 



for future years. God gave the precious 
souls into our keeping, and how shall 
we answer for it if through our fault 
one of his lambs goes astray? 



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Four T's. 

There are four T's too apt to run, 
'Tis best to set a watch upon: 

Our Thoughts. 
Oft when alone they take them wings, 
And light upon forbidden things. 

Our Temper. 
Who in the family guards it best, 
Soon has control of all the rest. 

Our Tongue. 
Know when to speak, yet be content 
When silence is most eloquent. 

Our Time. 
Once lost, ne'er found; yet who can say 
He's overtaken yesterday? 

— Boys and Girls. 



Starved to Death. 

A bit of biography, as told by an- 
other, is suggestive here: "Early 
Carlyle wooed and won one of the 
most brilliant girls of his day, whose 
signal talent shone in the crowded 
drawing-rooms of London like a sap- 
phire blazing among pebbles. Yet her 
husband lacked gentleness; slowly 
harshness crept into Carlyle' s voice 

"Soon the wife gave up her favorite 
authors to read her husband's notes; 
then she gave up all readings to re- 
lieve him of details; at last her very 
being was placed upon the altar of 
sacrifice — fuel to feed the flame of his 
fame and genius. Long before the 
end came, she was submerged and al- 
most forgotten. 

"One day, two distinguished foreign 
authors called on Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle. 
For an hour the philosopher poured 
forth a vehement tirade against the 
commercial spirit, while the good wife 
never once opened her lips; at last the 
author ceased talking, and there was 
silence for a time. 

"Suddenly Carlyle thundered: 'Jane, 
stop breathing so loud!' Long years 
before, Jane had stopped doing every- 
thing else except breathing; and so, 
obedient to the injunction, a few days 
afterward, she ceased breathing so 
loud. When a few weeks had gone by, 
Carlyle discovered, through reading 
her journal, that his wife had, for want 
of affection, frozen and starved to 
death within his own home, like some 
poor traveler who had fallen in the 
snows beyond the door. 

"For years, without realizing it, she 
had kept all the wheels oiled, kept his 
body in health, and his mind in happi- 
ness. Only when it was too late did 
the husband realize that his fame was 
largely his wife's. Then did the old 
man begin his pathetic pilgrimage to 
his wife's grave, where Froude often 
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July 9, 1903 



$> With the Children $ 



By J. BrecKenridge Ellis 



Jennie Hollandsworth, Bismarck, 
111.: "I come back to-day, bringing my 
report with me. I suppose everybody 
is getting ready for the Fourth of 
July." (By the way, why not tell us 
how you spent the Fourth? I mean 
this to all the Av. S. members.) "I 
wonder why we never hear from Alta 
Tucker and Madge Masters? But then, 
I suppose hot weather is very trying. 
It surely is for the hens." (And so 
you conclude it must be for the chick- 
ens. If I were Alta or Madge, I would 
n't stand that!) "I hope the account 
given by Jessie Underwood will be 
very beneficial to the owners of hens, 
if not for the hens themselves. For 
fear I stay longer than I am welcome, 
I had better make my exit." (I don't 
think you stayed near long enough. 
The next time, you really must take off 
your hat!) 

' Lois A. Ely, Memphis, Mo.: "I have 
succeeded in keeping the Av. S. rules 
12 weeks. It does not tax a person's 
memory much to keep them after once 
getting started. Your name never 
appears on the Honor List. Have you 
tried keeping the rules and not suc- 
ceeded? (I do not put my name on 
the List because I keep it right here 
in the house. It's like kinfolks. And 
I would have to pasj upon my own re- 
port and give myself the prize, if I 
won it.) "Horace Wyndum must be 
quite an interrogation-point. I won- 
der if he is kin to the boy we read 
about, who was always asking 'Why?' 
I can beat E. Searcy in size. I am the 
same age she is. I measured five feet 
and almost eight inches to-day. I said 
there is an Advance Society organized 
in Rochester, Minn. I don't know how 
it is progressing. Probably quite 
slowly. There was only one person 
who had kept the rules when we left 
there." (You?) "We moved in May. 
I will close, as I have said fully enough 
of nothing." (I think you are too hard 
on your family.) "I never could write 
letters, but of course there is no use 
telling you that, as you have found it 
out by this time." (Indeed, I had not 
made the discovery.) 

Flossie Davis, Des Moines, la.: "I 
was on my 12th week when 1 got sick 
and didn't read my Bible. I had read 
my poetry, and learned a quotation. 
Now isn't it a shame that I have to 
lose all that?" (It will be a shame if 
you do. Of course you can't go on the 
Honor List, but the good we do is 
never lost. Even if it is forgotten, it 
has helped to strengthen our hearts or 
minds while it was going on; we are 
always the better for it afterwards.) 
"I am going to begin again next week. 
Some time ago, in one of Lois Ely's- 
letters, she wondered if I remembered 
her. Why, to be sure I do! I will tell 
you about one of my most enjoyable 
days at Lake Minnetonka, two years 
ago. My cousins have a little launch 
which holds about a dozen. There 
were nine of us that summer day who 
rode across the lake to Big Island, 
where we landed and climbed up a 
high, steep bank, at the top of which 
was a lovely place for dinner." (I 
have a splendid place for dinner at this 



very minute; it's inside.) "We took 
some fruit, a watermelon and some 
roasting-ears, and, oh, yes! some ham 
and eggs, which the girls fried over the 
fire and made ham anns. Did }^ou 
ever eat any ham anns?" (Never.) 
"Oh, my! they are delicious while they 
are hot." (Oh, my! I wish I had some. 
All the Anns I ever knew had to be 
spel'ed with big a letter, and I never 
saw any difference in them, hot or 
cold.) "We stuck the roasting ears 
on the ends of long sticks, and roasted 
them over the fire. After dinner we 
sat there and rested and talked quite 
a while. It was such a high place we 
could see ever so far. On our way 
home we landed at Stork Island. It 
isn't a nice place, at all, the brush is 
so thick. It is only inhabited by 
storks. We were pretty tired when we 
got home, but were well pleased with 
the day." 

Clara R. Pfrimmer, Corydon, Ind. 
"Like George Burne, I am puzzled 
about Zella Manley's letter, Zella, 
what are shakes? A few weeks ago 
we had an operetta here called the 
'National Flower,' that I was in. It 
was a red rose." (Must have been a 
big one.) "Have any of you seen it? 
The roses, daisies, lilies, sunflowers, 
goldenrods, clover, and even the onion 
and thistle came to compete for the 
honor of being the national flower. 
No one knew who the jury was going 
to decide, and it was very interesting 
guessing who was to be the one. We 
were all in costume to represent the 
flowers." (The one who represented 
the onion must have used 'most a 
bottle of perfumery.) "When the 
time came for the secret to be dis- 
closed, what do you think was the 
national flower? Why, a sack of 
flour! The second night we gave it, 
they wanted a different one. Well, 
there was an old maid among the 
characters; so of course wall-flower 
was the one chosen." 

New Honor List: Clara R.! Pfrim- 
mer, 6th quarter; Lois A. Ely, Olive 
Leavitt, Frankfort, S. D., (6th); 
Maud Gorman, Ozark, Ark. (2nd); 
Claire Saunders, Ozark; Eva Hawkins, 
Ozark (2nd); Lizzie McLain, Thayer, 
Mo.; Vina Hawkins, Ozark, (2nd); 
Burleigh Cash, Hood River, Ore., 
(15th); Harry Cash, (15th); Irma Cun- 
ningham, Manton, Cal.; Lula Taylor, 
Manton, (6th); Bessie Taylor, Manton, 
(6th); Ruth Taylor, Manton, (4th); 
Eunice Saunders, Ozark; Maude Kel- 
ley, Saskatoon, Sask, Canada, (7th); 
May Speece, Bucklin, Mo, (3rd); 
Manie Bayless, Mulkeytown, 111. I am 
proud of this Honor List. I should 
like to hear from the Fourth of July 
celebrations and picnics. W 7 ho got 
burnt? Who got left at home? Who 
had too much lemonade? Tell us 
about it. 

Plattsbtirg, Mo. 

A Chance to Make Money. 

I have berries, grapes and peaches a year old, 
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Last year I sold directions to over 120 families in 
one week; anyone will pay a dollar for directions 
when they see the beautiful samples of 'fruit. As 
there are many people poor like myself, I con- 
sider it my duty to give my experience to such 
and feel confident anyone can make one or two 
hundred dollars round home in a few days. I 
will mail sample of fruit and full directions to 
any of your readers for nineteen (19) 2-cent 
stamps, which is only the actual cost of the sam- 
ples, postage, etc. Francis Casey, St, Louis Mo. 



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For further information or catalogue, address 

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Current Events ' 

Editorial: 

Perfecting Organization 69 

Church Arbitration 69 

Some Special Features 70 

The Gift of Tongues 70 

Editor's Easy Chair 71 

Contributed Articles: 
The Insanity of Doubt. N. J. Aylsworth. 72 
Major Hopper— A Story. Fremont War- 

riner 73 

Paying- Church Debts. A. McLean . . 74 
The Bell-Buoy (poem). Walter Scott 

Hayden 74 

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Jesus and His Apostles in the Inquiry 

Room. W.T.Moore 77 



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Iowa 

Dedication at Tulsa, Indian Territory... 

Fourth District, Illinois, C. W. B. M. 
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Kentucky 

C. W. B. M. in Missouri 

The Sunday-School 

Midweek Prayer-Meeting 

Christian Endeavor 

Our Budget 

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Washington Letter 84 

A Hero and a Heroine 84 

A Modern Gideon, or the Evolution of a 
Traveling Man 85 






Did I Do Right? 

Dedication at Franklin, Ind... 

To the Kansas Brotherhood.. 

A Heart Thought 

America Revisited 

Book Reviews 

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Obituaries 

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"IN* FAITH. UNITY IN OPINION AND METHODS. LIBERTY; IN ALL THINGS. CHARITY: 



Vol. XL. 



July 16, 190 



5 



No. 29 




A Promise with 
a Loop-hole. 



The respective platforms of the Iowa 
Republican and Democratic conven- 
tions are interesting 
objects for comparison. 
The former conceded 
nothing to the "Iowa idea" of fighting 
the trusts^through tariff reduction, ex- 
cept a general statement that sched- 
ules that are too high ought to te 
lowered and those that are too low 
ought to be raised. This proposition 
has the value of being invulnerable, 
but it lacks the virtue of meaning 
something. To say that whatever is 
too high ought to be lowered is to say 
what economists and politicians of 
every possible complexion cannot dis- 
pute without casting a doubt upon 
their sanity. But the statement is as 
meaningless as X equals X, unless one 
defines his terms. What schedules 
are too high? What is the criterion 
by which it shall be determined 
whether a schedule is too high or tco 
low? If this reference to rates that 
are too high and too low is to be interj 
preted solely in the light of the para- 
graph re-affirming the historic doc- 
trine of protection, then it might as 
well have been omitted, for it adds 
nothing to that paragraph. Could it 
have been intended to hold out a 
specious hope of tariff reduction to 
those who favor that policy, while 
really committing the party to noth- 
ing more revolutionary than the first 
axiom of logic? If it was meant for a 
promise with a loop-hole, one would 
suggest that it lacks subtlety. The 
loop-hole is more conspicuous than 
the promise. 

The new Iowa Democratic platform 
has been generally characterized, by 
those not in sympathy 
with it, as foolish and 
vain because it de- 
mands some things which, whether de- 
sirable or not, are at piesent unattain- 
able. The criticism seems to us to 
lack force. It is not always in vain 
that one voices a demand for the unat- 
tainable. The Iowa Democrats ask 
for the removal of the tariff from trust- 
made articles; not a very definite de- 
mand perhaps, because of the difficul- 
ty of saying just what articles are 
trust-made, and one not at all likely to 
be granted so long as the lobbies of 
the capitol are thronged with repre- 



The Quest of the 
Unattainable. 



sentatives of the trusts whenever 
tariff revision is in the air. And yet it 
may be a very sane demand. They 
ask for a tariff for revenue only; im- 
probable, of course, but no more im- 
probable than Democratic victory in 
Iowa on any platform. If they must 
fail, why not fail on a frank expression 
of their sentiments? The Iowa Demo- 
crats refused by a decisive vote to en- 
dorse the Kansas City platform of 
1900 which Mr. Bryan considers the 
test of Democratic orthodoxy. But they 
accepted some so-called "socialistic" 
features, notably a demand that the 
federal government be empowered to 
seize the sources of supply and control 
the distribution of any staple product 
whose price becomes unreasonably 
high by reason of monopoly or com- 
bine, and that railroad rates should be 
so limited as to yield only a fair divi- 
dend on the capital actually invested. 
Personally, we think President Roose- 
velt's method of dealing with the 
trusts, as in the Northern Securities 
case, is likely to produce more good 
results and fewer bad ones than any of 
these sweeping programs. But that 
is no reason why a man or a party 
should be condemned for utter fatuity 
for advocating policies which there is 
no reasonable chance of carrying into 
effect at once. What we have more 
than once said regarding the present 
duty of the Democratic party is in a 
general way true of any and every 
party — that the true policy is not to go 
into a quadrennial spasm of anxiety to 
find a set of issues that will win a cam- 
paign, but to settle calmly and delib- 
erately upon some principles that 
ought to win and that will be worth 
something if they win, and then 
stick to them till they do win or until 
they are seen to be erroneous. One 
cannot but admire Mr. Bryan for one 
thing — his unwillingness to admit that 
defeat is a proof of error. It does not 
follow that the party must forever 
cling to the free silver doctrine, but 
it must in all honesty do so until it has 
a better reason for deserting it than 
the mere fact that it has twice led to 
defeat. # A great many Democrats see 
no convincing reascn for giving up 
the free silver propaganda; others 
think they have had such a reason 
and are honorably discharged from 
further service to the Chicago and 
Kansas City platforms; in the case of 
others the search for new issues is but 
the opportunist casting about for 
some sort of craft on which he can ride 
to victory. And the third class is the 
least honorable of all. 



A Campaign 
Sans Boodle. 



There seems to be a reasonable 
probability that Maryland is about to 
witness a gubernatorial 
campaign that will be 
almost unique in its 
freedom from corrupt practice. Such 
a prospect is especially surprising 
when one remembers that Senator Gor- 
man has been rehabilitated and re- 
stored to the United States Senate, 
and that he is now the dominant factor 
in the Democratic party in Maryland. 
It happens this way. The most prob- 
able candidate for the nomination on 
the Democratic ticket is Mr. Edwin 
Warfield, president of the Fidelity 
Trust and Deposit Company of Balti- 
more. Mr. Warfield is a man of busi- 
ness honor who has never discovered 
how a man can consistently be honor- 
able in business and dishonorable in 
politics. So he declares that if he is 
nominated he will not spend a cent ex- 
cept for legitimate campaign expenses, 
and that at the end of the campaign he 
will publish an itemized account of all 
disbursements, to whom they were 
paid and for what. Here is a laudable 
plan. It may, however, work out dis- 
astrously for the party, for some who 
are on the inside say that it will cost 
fifty thousand dollars to elect the 
Democratic ticket in Maryland. It 
will be a hard blow to Senator Gor- 
man's leadership if he does not carry 
his own state. The probable Repub- 
lican nominee, Mr. S. A. Williams, is 
also known to be opposed to the usual 
Maryland method of using campaign 
funds. 

A 

For ten days the world has been 
hourly expecting the news of the 
Pope's death. A com- 
plication of pulmonary 
and heart troubles brought him to the 
point of death more than a week ago, 
but there he lingers. The wonderful 
degree of vitality, which he retains in 
spite of his ninety-three years and his 
apparently frail physique, enabled 
him to rally when his heart seemed to 
be almost at the last beat, and for a 
few days there seemed to be some 
prospect of his recovery. But a re- 
lapse is reported, and it is asserted 
that the end can not be delayed more 
than a day or two longer. Unlike 
most of his fellow-countrymen, the 
pope is said to have been during his 
whole life a total abstainer from wine, 
and this fact gave added efficacy to 
the stimulants upon which his strength 
has been kept up during these last 
days. Leo's name before his election 
to the papacy was Vincent Joachim 



Pope Leo XIII. 



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July 16, 1903 



Pecci. It is now sixty-six years since 
he entered the priesthood, fifty years 
since he became a cardinal, and twen- 
ty-five years since he entered upon his 
pontificate. He has witnessed many 
and wonderful changes in the church 
and in the civil governments of Eu- 
rope. Out of the Napoleonic cataclysm 
have arisen the modern states of 
France, Germany, Italy and Greece. 
The papacy has ceased to be a tem- 
poral power, and in so doing has 
made possible a united Italy. As 
an Italian, Leo cannot but rejoice in 
the emergence of his country from the 
old regime of wars and revolutions 
into the new era of peace and stability; 
but as pope he has never forgiven his 
country for purchasing national unity 
at the price of what he considers an 
affront to the church, the abolition of 
the pope's temporal sovereignty. In all 
the manifold complexity of his situa- 
tion, as one who was a sovereign andyet 
not a sovereign, with more than royal 
claims and less than royal power. Leo 
has shown a rare quality of statesman- 
ship and a lofty character which have 
won the admiration of many who have 
been compelled to disapprove and op- 
pose his plans. Considering his long 
life, his wide experience, his shrewd 
insight into men and movements and 
his unique position, a volume of me- 
moirs written by him and giving his 
view of the events and men with whom 
he has been contemporary would be 
the most valuable memoirs of the cen- 
tury. 



Opium in the 
Philippines. 



An increasing volume of adverse 
sentiment is confronting Secretary 
Root in regard to the 
proposed Philippine 
opium monopoly. We 
have already expressed our opinion 
and have given our reasons for it at 
some length. The proposed arrange- 
ment would ally the government with 
a commercial monopoly, which is bad; 
it would ally the government with 
a monopoly for the sale a commodity 
that everyone admits is harmful, 
which is worse; it would add nothing 
to the difficulty of smuggling and 
would make it no harder for Ameri- 
cans and natives to get opium than at 
present; it would, like all limited and 
half-way measures, be hard to enforce. 
It seems to us worth while to quote the 
editorial opinion of one of the promi- 
nent illustrated weeklies on this sub- 
ject. Leslie's "Weekly for June 9 says: 

Regarding the use of opium, except for 
medicinal purposes, there is not, as in the 
case of alcoholic stimulants, any difference of 
opinion among rational men; it is everywhere 
regarded as a terrible vice, an unmitigated 
curse to humanity. To propose, therefore, to 
create a monopoly in this deadly and loath- 
some drug, to sanction its sale to a single race 
already enslaved to its use, seems on the face 
of it to be a measure so repugnant to an en- 
lightened conscience, and so contrary to the 
principles of our so-called Christian civiliza- 
tion, that we are led to wonder why a body 
made up, as the Philippine commission un- 
doubtedly is, of clear-headed and high-minded 



A Million 
A Year. 



men, shoiild have brought it forward for seri- 
ous consideration. 

The only attitude which our government 
should assume toward the opium traffic — and 
the only attitude it can assume, in our judg- 
ment, consistent with its declared policy and 
aims in the Philippines— is one of absolute 
prohibition, except for strictly medicinal 
purposes. In no form, direct or indirect, by 
license laws or monopoly concessions, should 
the United States government be a party to 
the spread or the perpetuation of one of the 
most damning and demoralizing habits known 
to erring humanity, a vice which in China 
alone is said to number over five million vic- 
tims and to be responsible for the ruin and 
death every year of over a hundred thousand 
persons. 

Not dollars, but immigrants. At 
the present rate of increase over the 
records of earlier years, 
it is estimated that not 
less than a million em- 
igrants will enter the United States 
during 1903. This is the estimate of 
Marcus Braun, who was sent by Pres- 
ident Roosevelt as a special commis- 
sioner to Europe to study the problem 
from that end of the route. One day 
in April, 12,500 immigrants entered 
the port of New York. During 1902 
the total number was about 750,000. 
The increase this year over the corre- 
sponding months of last year is strik- 
ing. March showed an increase of 21 
per cent, April, 30 per cent, and the 
percentage is increasing during the 
summer months. It is almost certain 
to reach the million mark. Here is a 
race problem of another sort. It less 
frequently breaks out in the form of a 
positive resistance to law or an incite- 
ment to mob violence, but it furnishes 
a steady negative force opposed to 
American ideas and menacing our in- 
stitutions, by reason of the incapacity 
of the naturalized immigrant to per- 
form those functions of citizenship 
which our institutions assume that he 
is capable of performing. The wonder 
of the age is that we have been able 
to assimilate this foreign stock so 
rapidly. The pity is that we have 
been willing to receive it so much 
more rapidly than we could assimilate 
it. It is one thing to talk grandilo- 
quently about our land being "an 
asylum for the oppressed of all the 
earth." It is another thing to keep 
our government so clean and strong 
that our land will be a fit asylum for 
anybody. There is such a thing as 
over-crowding a life-boat until all are 
lost; |and 'a country which goes into 
the asylum business with no limita- 
tions may likewise be swamped. Mr. 
Braun says: "In Russia, Italy and 
Austria-Hungary the tide is simply un- 
controllable. Whole communities are 
undergoing depopulation. Austria- 
Hungary alone is making sincere ef- 
forts to check the movement. Italy 
frankly regards the United States as a 
convenient haven for its surplus mass- 
es. The Kishineff massacre will 
greatly increase the emigration of 
Russian Jews. Unfortunately, it is 
probable that there will be a decrease 
of emigration from Germany and 



An Informal 
Alliance. 



Scandinavia." If we could apply a 
moral test to those who seek admis- 
sion to our country, that would be the 
best. But moral standards are hard 
to apply in any such wholesale man- 
ner. The next best plan is an edu- 
cational test more rigid than any that 
has yet been applied. 



President Loubet has returned King 
Edward's recent visit. During the 
French president's so- 
journ in the British cap- 
ital there were many 
evidences of friendly popular feeling 
toward him and his country. In this 
respect the visit afforded a gratifying 
parallel to King Edward's visit to 
Paris. The British, people, however, 
have never been quite so demonstra- 
tive as the French in giving expres- 
sion to the traditional antipathy be- 
tween the two nations. The visits of 
rulers are seldom without a political 
significance, and it is being generally 
conjectured that these friendly over- 
tures of King Edward and President 
Loubet, indicating as they unquestion- 
ably do a rapprochement between Eng- 
land and France, will have a special 
significance in the far east. Hitherto 
France, by her alliance with Russia, 
has been arrayed against the Anglo- 
Japanese alliance and practically 
against all the other powers who are 
represented there. Perhaps it has be- 
gun to dawn upon the makers of 
French policy that their government 
has nothing to gain by standing as 
the ally of Russia in her disreputable 
struggle for Manchuria and that 
she might profitably hedge*!? by 
making friends with her neighbor 
across the channel, who, with the 
United [States, stands for the open 
door as opposed to the Russian de- 
mand for exclusive privileges. If a 
tacit and informal agreement of this 
sort can be made between England 
and France — and of course there can- 
not at present be more than that — it 
will leave Russia in something of the 
status ofT'splendid isolation" which 
has been considered the distinguish- 
ing trait of British foreign policy — 
only there will be even more isolation 
and considerably less splendor. 



Brevities. 



The plan to hold union evangelistic 
services in St. Louis during the entire 
period of the World's 
Fair, under the direc- 
tion of Mr. Campbell Morgan, has been 
abandoned, owing to the failure of the 
committee and Mr. Morgan to agree 
upon plans. Mr. Morgan's idea was to 
erect a large central building to be 
used as the headquarters for religious 
work, but the committee thought it 
would be impossible to raise enough 
money to carry out this plan. Mr. 
Morgan has therefore withdrawn and 
other plans will be adopted. 



July 16, 1903 

Perfecting Organization. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



69 



The scientific name for what we are 
to speak about in this article would 
probably be, harmony with environ- 
ment; that is the co-ordination of the 
life-principle in the church with sur- 
rounding conditions and needs. This 
is the meaning and object of what we 
call church organization. We have al- 
ready seen what this was in its outline, 
at least, in the early church. We see 
no reason why all necessary develop- 
ment in the organization of the church 
for work and worship should not be 
based upon these main lines. They 
constitute, as it seems to us, the true 
form for church organization and gov- 
ernment. These are, as previously 
pointed out, the local church as a self- 
governing body, with suitable persons 
set apart to supply its material and 
spiritual needs, and such relations of 
fellowship and co-operation between 
these local churches as would natur- 
ally grow out of their common faith, 
their common life and their common 
aim. 

It is a great misconception of the 
spirit and intent of the New Testa- 
ment, however, to suppose that we are 
limited strictly to the organization 
which we there find. It must neces- 
sarily be that in the growth and devel- 
opment of the church, under new con- 
ditions, a further development of its or- 
ganization should take place, but 
along lines in harmony with the prin- 
ciples expressed in the original 
organization. We see evidences of 
this growth in organization in the New 
Testament itself, and there is no rea- 
son for supposing that it ceased, or 
that it was intended to cease, with the 
close of the first century. We have no 
exact pattern for what we now call the 
Sunday-school, for instance, in the 
New Testament, although it cannot be 
doubted that there was an effort to 
meet the same fundamental need which 
the Sunday-school is intended to sup- 
ply, not only in the apostolic church, 
but in subsequent centuries until the 
idea of the modern Sunday-school was 
developed. There is no such official 
in the New Testament as a Sunday- 
school superintendent, secretary, li- 
brarian, or teachers specially for such 
organization. 

What, then, is the real authority for 
this addition to the organization which 
we find in the New Testament? Does 
it not lie in the fact that the Sunday 
or Bible-school is accomplishing a 
work which has been laid upon the 
church, that of teaching the word, and 
that it is in perfect harmony with the 
whole spirit and aim of the New Testa- 
ment? If this be so, we have here an 
illustration of the principle stated, 
that it is the life of the church that de- 
termines the quality and quantity of 
organization. If a church were dead, 
having no spiritual life prompting it 
to teach others, or propagate its prin- 
ciples, it would need no Sunday-school 
nor any other form of organization, be- 
cause it would have no life to express 



or communicate. We have, then, the 
same authority for any other organiza- 
tion that has a legitimate work to do, 
and which can be done better by such 
organization than otherwise, as we 
have for the Sunday-school. If we 
had remembered this plain principle, 
and had acted upon it, it would have 
saved us from an endless amount of 
discussion and of wasted resources 
and opportunities. 

It is in the principle stated above that 
we have the necessary authority for our 
missionary, educational and benevo- 
lent organizations. These are but 
methods by which the churches of a 
common faith and a common life co- 
operate to carry out the work which 
has been laid upon the church by her 
divine Lord. They in no way inter- 
fere with the autonomy of the local 
churches nor with their local internal 
organizations. On the contrary they 
stimulate and greatly strengthen the 
local churches by furnishing channels 
through which the divine life that is 
in them may flow out for the blessing 
of mankind. The very moment such 
organization should assume authority 
to dictate to local congregations, or 
exercise any sort of tyranny over the 
consciences of individual members of 
the church, they would violate New 
Testament precedent and teaching 
and would forfeit the confidence and 
support of the brotherhood. In this 
fact we have a sufficient guarantee that 
no such role will ever be assumed by 
these general organizations. Besides, 
they are the creatures of, and are con- 
trolled by, the local churches and their 
representatives. 

We have found now the divine intent 
of church organization, the New 
Testament pattern, in bold outline, 
and the law which must govern the ex- 
pansion of organization. It remains 
for us to consider the question as to 
whether our organization to-day, as 
churches of the reformation of the 
nineteenth century, is adequate for 
carrying forward successfully the work 
which we are seeking to accomplish, 
and what, if any, modification or ex- 
tension is demanded to make it more 
successful. 

A 
Church Arbitration. 

The Pacific Christian has been dis-. 
cussing the problem of the settlement 
of disputes and misunderstandings 
among brethren in such cases as do 
not readily fall within the jurisdiction 
of the local congregation. Its atten- 
tion has naturally been called to this 
subject by recent developments in its 
own state. In a late issue of the paper 
the editor says: 

But one of the greatest questions confront- 
ing the Disciples of Christ to-day is that of 
the proper exercise of the judicial function. 
The importance of this question does not 
grow so much out of any local necessity or 
method of discipline, good or bad, as out of 
the necessity of a better understanding of 
principles of discipline as they ought to be 
applied in the larger circles of Christian ac- 
tivity; and as they must be applied to avoid 



confusion and disorder, and to save ourselves 
from failure and disgrace before the world. 

The editor believes, rightly, as we 
think, that the principle which Paul 
lays down in the Corinthian letter of 
the judication of troubles between 
brethren by the church rather than by 
civil tribunal, is a wise one which 
should as far as practical be adhered 
to to-day. 

If this be true, and the brethren gen- 
erally recognize its truth, then there 
should be some method of procedure 
agreed upon by which every case not 
coming fairly within the limits of the 
local congregation might be adjudi- 
cated. The editor cites a supposed 
case, which is really an actual case, 
as relates to the recent attack on the 
Berkeley Bible Seminary, and asks 
this question: 

In other words, if a man of large influence, 
however acquired, should spring up among us 
and attack a local church or attack a body of 
men representing in an official character a 
hundred churches, defying the authority of 
all, is the sense of justice and the love of law 
and order sufficiently acute and strong among 
us to compel that man to come himself before 
a tribunal and to be judged by the saints? If 
such a man would be above all tribunals and 
responsible to no one, there must be a danger- 
ous weakness in our church polity that might 
at any time prove fatal. 

While such a defect might not prove 
"fatal," it certainly is not conducive 
to good order, but tends to create con- 
fusion, weakness and an evil reputa- 
tion. A religious body that is jealous 
of its reputation for the orderly man- 
agement of its affairs, and for good 
discipline, ought to devise some method 
of avoiding such unpleasant episodes 
as that which has recently occurred 
among us. The editor of the Pacific 
Christian remarks that "our polity is 
scriptural, but it must be expanded to 
cover conditions under which men 
have done and are doing as they please 
to the deep humiliation of our wise 
and best men, and to our disgrace in 
the eyes of other people over whom we 
are sometimes inclined to boast." 
Few will dissent from the sentiment of 
that remark. 

The plan which the Editor proposes, 
in brief, is that each state convention 
"appoint a committee of three whose 
business it shall be to take cognizance 
of all such cases;" that the "mem- 
bers of these said committees choose 
a general or national committee of 
five, centrally and contiguously lo- 
cated; or let the general convention 
elect this national committee." It is 
to be the "business of all these com- 
mittees to arrange for arbitration, not 
necessarily to sit in judgment them- 
selves. Arbitrators should be satis- 
factory to both parties to a contro- 
versy, but the element of bias should 
be eliminated by denying either party 
the right to choose his special friend." 

The method of arranging for arbitra- 
tion is a matter about which brethren 
may differ, and concerning which 
there might be exchange of thought in 
order to secure the best results, but 
there does not seem to be any doubt 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



July 16, 1903 



as to the wisdom of applying the prin- 
ciple of arbitration to differences in 
the church, as well as to those which 
exist between labor and capital. It is 
a principle that is in entire harmony 
with the spirit of the New Testament, 
and is far preferable in every way to 
the sensational method of going to law 
before civil tribunals. If one feels his 
cause to be just, he ought to feel a 
greater assurance that he would re- 
ceive justice from the hands of his own 
brethren than from any civil tribunal, 
because his brethren would be apt to 
understand all the facts and influences 
bearing on the question better than 
outside parties. The question is 
worthy of the careful consideration of 
the brethren. The Pacific Christian 
has done well to bring this matter be- 
fore us, and the plan which it outlines 
does not seem to us seriously objec- 
tionable, but if any one has a better 
one, let him proceed to state it. 

A 
Some Special Features. 

It is unusual perhaps for religious 
papers to announce special features in 
the midsummer, but we have some ex- 
cellent things prepared for our read- 
ers for the remainder of the year, and 
our readers and friends might as well 
know it, especially as we are asking 
their co-operation with us in a six 
months' campaign to increase our cir- 
culation. We mention a few of these 
good things: 

1. A series of artrcles from repre- 
sentative men of the leading religious 
bodies presenting, from their own 
point of view, the things for which 
they severally stand. This with the 
view of promoting a better under- 
standing of each other's position, and 
so helping on the cause of Christian 
union. There is probably no greater 
obstacle in the way of Christian feder- 
ation and ultimate union than the 
mutual misunderstandings which even 
yet exist among the followers of Christ. 
To remove these misconceptions is 
the first step towards a closer co-oper- 
ation. It is believed these articles 
will also bring out the fact that there 
is much truth, and that the most fun- 
damental, held in common by all who 
call Jesus Lord. 

2. It is our purpose to deal edito- 
rially with questions of church order, 
organization, worship, discipline and 
instruction; the ministry, its prepara- 
tion and calling. We shall aim to call 
out the best thought of the brother- 
hood" on these questions, and stir up 
general interest in them. 

3. The question of evangelization 
is always one of pressing importance. 
We want a half dozen or more leading 
pastors to tell us the kind of evan- 
gelists they would like to hold meet- 
ings for them, and as many of our 
popular evangelists to tell us what 
kind of churches and pastors they like 
to hold meetings with. This inter- 
change of views will no doubt be mu- 
tually edifying. 



4. Here are the titles of a few ar- 
ticles which will appear during the 
next six months: 

The Present Status of Christian Un- 
ion and the Contribution of the Dis- 
ciples of Christ to Present Results, by 
M. E. Harlan. 

New York's Hotel Chaplain, by S. T. 
Willis. 

The Preacher at Forty, by T. W. 
Grafton. 

A Day on the Desert, by W. H. 
Bagby. 

The Second Coming of Christ, by 
Peter Ainslie. 

Unpublished Letters of Alexander 
Campbell. 

The Antiquity of Man on the Earth, 
by Prof. Frederic K. Wright. 

Pictorial Glimpses of the History of 
the Disciples of Christ, by C. C. Red- 
grave. 

A 
The Gift of Tongues. 

Brother McGarvey, in his Depart- 
ment of Biblical Criticism, devotes a 
column to the subject of the gift of 
tongues in the apostolic age, and in a 
most fraternal spirit he takes the 
Editor of the Christian-Evangelist 
to task for saying that he is "open for 
further light on the subject." Brother 
McGarvey quotes McGiffert, by way 
of showing what bad company anyone 
is in who thinks it possible that the 
gift of tongues may ever have been 
anything else than the speaking in 
foreign languages, and he says that if 
the gift of tongues was any sort of 
ecstatic and unintelligible speech it 
was no better than the "delirious 
shoutings" at a backwoods negro 
camp-meeting. But strangely enough 
he does not mention any of the consid- 
erations which have led some to be- 
lieve in the theory of ecstatic speech 
and impelled others to keep their 
minds "open to further light." Some 
of those considerations are the follow- 
ing: 

Paul says: "He that speaketh in 
a tongue speaketh not unto men but 
unto God; for ?io man understandeth' 1 '' 
(1 Cor. 14:2). This statement is just 
as explicit as the statement that the 
Parthians, Medes, etc., on the day of 
Pentecost heard each in his own lan- 
guage. No one has ever yet discov- 
ered how this description of the gift 
of tongues, as something which "no 
man understandeth," can be made to 
apply to the miraculous use of foreign 
languages as a medium of communi- 
cation with the people who spoke those 
languages. 

Again Paul says (1 Cor. 14:4): "He 
that speaketh in a tongue edifieth him- 
self ;but he that prophesieth edifieththe 
church." This description of speak- 
ing with tongues does not describe a 
rational discourse in a foreign lan- 
guage addressed to persons who un- 
derstood that language. 

"If I pray in a tongue, my spirit 
prayeth but my understanding is un- 
fruitful" (1 Cor. 14:14). This seems 



to indicate an activity in which the 
emotions participated but not the in- 
tellect. This would fit the idea of 
ecstatic speech. It does not seem 
quite likely that a special gift would 
be given to men to enable them to ad- 
dress God in a foreign language. 

Paul warns the brethren not to exer- 
cise the gift of tongues in the public 
assembly unless there is an interpre- 
ter present; in the absence of an inter- 
preter each must exercise the gift in 
private, speaking "to himself and 
God" (1 Cor. 14:27, 28). But why an 
interpreter if speaking with tongues 
meant addressing people in their own 
language? And why should one 
"speak to himself and to God" in a 
foreign language? The reference to 
interpreters indicates that, if it was a 
gift of ecstatic utterance indicating a 
state of emotional exaltation, there was 
a corresponding gift by which another 
was enabled to translate that mood 
and its ecstatic manifestation into in- 
telligible speech. 

Brother McGarvey quotes Paul's 
statement, "I thank God I speak with 
tongues more than you all," and 
jumps at the conclusion that speaking 
with tongues could therefore not have 
been anything so vulgar as unintelli- 
gible and ecstatic speech. But Paul 
himself goes right on to say (1 Cor. 
14:19): "Howbeit in the church I had 
rather speak five words with my un- 
derstanding that I might instruct 
others also, than ten thousand words 
in a tongue." Does this indicate that 
speaking with tongues meant preach- 
ing the gospel in foreign languages 
for the edification of foreign auditors? 

These are some of the facts to be 
accounted for by any theory in regard 
to the gift of tongues. The statements 
in Acts 2 are also to be taken into ac- 
count. But one who bases his inter- 
pretation on Acts 2 and ignores 1 Cor. 
14 has no occasion therein to plume 
himself on his superior loyalty to the 
Word of God over those who recognize 
the difficulties and obscurities of the 
subject as presented in these and 
other passages, and therefore keep 
their minds "open for further light." 
Meanwhile the foundations of our 
common faith are not tottering nor 
are the contents of Peter's pentecostal 
sermon in danger of being invalidated 
by any uncertainty as to the exact na- 
ture of the gift of tongues. 

A brother in Minnesota writes: "I 
want as many of our congregation as 
possible to read the Christian-Evan- 
gelist, as it makes them better and 
more earnest church members. I got 
the paper into one home at the first of 
the year and last Lord's day the fath- 
er, who was not a member, came for- 
ward and made the good confession." 
It often works out that way. Of course 
there ought to be a truly Christian 
paper in every truly Christian home, 
and, as a rule, there is. But a Chris- 
tian paper in a non-Christian home 
often makes it Christian. 



July 16. 1903 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



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Editor's Easy Chair. 

Or 

Macatawa Musings. 

Just as well call it by the old name, 
for muse we will under these surround- 
ings. The Easy Chair this morning 
sets by the east window of the study 
as of old. Readers of these Musings 
may remember that this window looks 
out upon a wooded ridge, the trees 
coming down close to the study, while 
a peach tree, the only thing in sight 
planted by human hands, lifts up 
some of its red fruit, now passing into 
the stage of ripeness, temptingly near 
the window. The editorial study has 
been undergoing repairs, as to its 
foundation, since our arrival, and is 
only just now habitable. This is a 
part of the penalty of building on the 
sand, but there is nothing else to build 
on in these parts. What beauty and 
force there are in that figure of the 
Master about building on the sand! 
How like the shifting, uncertain sand, 
are the vain hopes, earthly ambitions 
and time-serving policies upon which 
so many men are building! The other 
two windows of our study look out 
upon the lake — one to the southwest 
and the other to the northwest. Some 
days our mood takes us to the lake- 
view and at other times to the wood- 
land view, but in either case the spirit 
is soothed by the whispers of the 
leaves, and the changing tones and 
colors of the great inland sea. 
A 

The hot days which have prevailed 
since the coming of July have tended 
to rapidly increase the population of 
the Park. Whereas on our ariival the 
hotels looked lonesome and there were 
but few row boats on the lake; now 
the hotel verandas are scenes of great 
animation, and launches and row 
boats and sailing craft keep the water 
of the little lake in constant agitation. 
The warm weather in this region has 
been greatly relieved not only by cool- 
ing breezes, but by frequent rains. On 
the last two nights we have had two 
very different types of summer rain. 
The first came up over the lake with a 
rush and a roar, with lightning-flash 
and thunder-peal, and was on us be- 
fore we could get the chairs and rugs 
from the verandas and the decks clear- 
ed for action. The rain beat with the 
pitiless peltings of the storm-king, 
when his anger is aroused. The other 
came on quietly, banking its clouds 
higher in the western horizon until they 
had reached the zenith, and then they 
dissolved in one of those gentle sum- 
mer rains by the music of which we 
love to sleep. It pattered on the roof, 
it dripped from off the trees and from 
the eaves of the house. Its soft plash 
was heard out on the lake and upon 
the sand, and we could image the in- 
describably pleasant music it was 
making to the farmer's ear as it was 
falling upon the corn blades and upon 
the ripening wheat fields, hereabouts. 
But each in its own way accomplished 



its beneficent work. We have no more 
right to demand of the Creator that 
He shall send us His rains always in 
the same way, than we have to expect 
that He will make all human minds to 
think alike, feel alike and to work 
alike, upon the great problems of life. 
A 

It would be a great mistake to sup- 
pose that because a few people have 
left the cities for rest and recreation, 
and others to change their fields of 
labor, that there is nothing going on 
in the world of business or religion. 
The fact is the great tides of human 
interest flow on unchecked very 
much by the changing seasons. The 
world is doing its work. Religion is 
not suffering paralysis. Commerce is 
not growing rusty. In our own reli- 
gious circle there is an undertone of 
movement and activity throughout the 
brotherhood. Our religious papers 
show anything but signs of relaxa- 
tion. They are sounding the key notes 
of a forward movement, and are lift- 
ing up high ideals for the people to 
follow. Looking through a large num- 
ber of our own exchanges, as we re- 
ceive them here by the lakeside, we 
can see evidences in most of them of 
improvement, not alone in their me- 
chanical appearance, but in the spirit 
and tone of their contents. May the 
blessings of heaven rest upon every- 
one of them that is studying and ad- 
vocating the things that make for 
peace, for purity,, for unity, for spir- 
itual power and for ultimate victory! 
Our missionary, educational and be- 
nevolent organizations are none of 
them resting on their oars, but each, 
without any great noise or clamor, is 
quietly pushing its work right on 
through the heated term. The church- 
es that are churches indeed are not 
taking any vacation, but are keeping 
up the regular worship, and so much 
of their regular activities, as is possi- 
ble. This is all as it should be. Work- 
ers must rest and relieve each other, 
but the work must go on, for the time 
is short and there is much to be done. 



Up here in the lake region, where 
the air is very clear and the skies are 
unclouded with the smoke of furnaces, 
and the mind is untrammeled by the 
bewildering details of the work, we 
seem to see more clearly and distinctly 
the things which are needed among 
us than when we are in the midst of 
the hurry and pressure of the work. 
Looking at our great brotherhood from 
this geographical altitude, with a deep 
and passionate love, which grows 
stronger with the passing years, for 
the cause for which it stands, we 
would state some of its most pressing 
needs and duties thus: Let us 
strengthen our colleges, and lay in- 
creased emphasis upon an educated 
and trained ministry. Let churches 
take vastly more care in the selection 
of preachers, and feel vastly more re- 
sponsibility in the matter of preparing 



men for the ministry. Our general in- 
terests — missionary, educational and 
benevolent — represent the unselfish, 
philanthropic and aggressive power of 
our Christianity, and should be fos- 
tered and supported by all the local 
churches. Preaching should be vital, 
soul-piercing, searching. The pulpit 
should cultivate in the churches a pas- 
sion for personal purity and for right- 
eousness, and the preachers should 
lead the way. Greater emphasis should 
be placed upon the vital things of re- 
ligion and practical righteousness. 
Let us have more religion in the home, 
in the market-place, in our business 
offices, and in places of public trust 
and responsibility. Let us keep before 
the people the reason for our being as 
a religious reformation, and above all 
seek to exemplify by our practice what 
we preach in our pulpits — the unity of 
Christians. Let us purge ourselves 
from all party spirit and sectarian 
pride and seek to be used of the Mas- 
ter in carrying out his great and wide 
purposes in the world. 
Edgewood-on-the-lake, 

The silence has at last been broken 
— cracked, at least, but not shattered. 
The Christian Standard has the fol- 
lowing, which came to our notice too 
late for mention in last week's paper: 

As indicated some time since, we are deter- 
mined that no one shall draw us from the 
main question in the matter of the teaching 
at the Berkeley Bible Seminary until that is- 
sue is entirely disposed of. This explains the 
"silence" of the Standard with respect to ir- 
relevant things which our friend, the Chris- 
tian-Evangelist, would press upon our at- 
tention. One thing at a time; that disposed 
of, we have no objection to deal with other 
questions which our contemporary calls to 
our attention. Our "silence" has the signifi- 
cance here set forth— nothing more. 

The "irrelevant things" which we 
have been trying, without much pros- 
pect of success, to press upon the at- 
tention of our contemporary, are just 
these: first, the fact that the editor of 
the Standard was, a few years ago, 
advocating the abandonment of our 
position on baptism and the reception 
of the unimmersed into church mem- 
bership; second, the fact that he has 
never, so far as we know, publicly ac- 
knowledged his error; and third, the 
question as to whether the same sort 
of kind treatment which he received in 
the days of his heresy, might not now 
be very properly accorded to those 
whose opinions he considers unsound. 
That was all. And they strike us as 
being' extremely relevant. But we 
were not calling for anything so volu- 
minous as to crowd the VanKirk case 
out of our contemporary's columns. 
And yet even if it is going to take con- 
siderable space to clear the matter up 
— which Heaven forbid! — it seems to 
us that, instead of waiting until the 
Berkeley matter is entirely disposed 
of, it would be better to shorten the 
chapters and carry on the two investi- 
gations simultaneously. The con- 
trast and comparison would be most 
interesting. 



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July 16, 1903 



The Insanity of Doubt By n. j. Aykworth 



The study of anthropology has 
brought into prominence the fact that 
man is a religious being. A few ex- 
ceptions no more prove the contrary 
than an occasional hermit proves that 
man is not a social being. Enforced 
hermitage would amount to a blotting 
out of life to the greater part of the 
race. Robinson Crusoe even makes 
companions of the animals about 
him. So the destruction of religious 
faith would bring a darkness and 
enormity of disaster such as imagina- 
tion cannot compass. But if man be 
a religious being, there is but one 
rational conclusion — he should live a 
religious life. So says science, as 
well as the scriptures. This command 
is graven deep in his nature. 

But there is another science that has 
somewhat to say on this subject — a 
word which, so far as I am informed, 
has not yet been spoken. Medical 
science deals with the abnormal as 
contrasted with the normal. The sick 
body is not normal, and the phy- 
sician's aim is to restore it to the 
normal, which is health. But medical 
science deals not only with physical 
ailments. A most important branch of 
it is concerned with diseases of the 
mind. Great advances have been made 
in the knowledge of mental disease, 
and many forms of insanity are now 
recognized and measurably under- 
stood. "The insanity of doubt" is a 
medical term, designating one of the 
forms of insanity, or dementia. There 
are certain drugs which tend to de- 
stroy the mind's sense of reality — to 
make all things seem unreal. A more 
complete mental helplessness cannot 
be imagined than that which would re- 
sult from a complete destruction of 
the sense of reality. The eyes might 
see, the ears hear, and the intellect 
draw conclusions, but all would be as 
the idle fancies of a dream. All that 
concerned the beholder most deeply 
would be to him but visions without 
reality. Hungering for life, friendship, 
love, he would look forth upon a world 
of phantoms, mocking his design. The 
hell of Tontalus would be his perpet- 
ual doom. 

Such states belong in greater or less 
degree, not only to the effects of drugs, 
but also to disuse. There is an insan- 
ity of doubt — a weakening of the sense 
of reality — and this may take place 
even in severe neurasthenia, the men- 
tal disabilities of which are not usu- 
ally classed as insanity. In such 
cases, other things being equal, those 
truths that are not cognized by the 
physical senses are liable to suffer 
deepest occlusion. There is a weak- 
ened certitude in general, and some 
things pass entirely out of the grasp 
of conviction. This is quite likely to be 
the case with religion. The patient 
may come to regard himself as lost 
and beyond the hope of salvation, or, 
if he has been in the habit of thinking 



for himself, those evidences of religion 
on which he formerly relied may be- 
come unsatisfactory, and all become 
to him unreal. This may even go so 
far that he will adopt the "slaughter- 
house way of talking" (as Emerson 
puts it) regarding immortality and all 
religious verities; he has become a 
coarse infidel. If by proper treatment 
his ailment is healed, he gradually 
rises from this condition to his former 
refined - and aspiring faith. These 
things are well-known to those who 
are familiar with such cases, and they 
throw a strong light on the question 
of religious faith. Faith is superior 
faculty; unbelief is lack of faculty. The 
stage of the sceptic can only be 
reached by a large part of the race 
through a decay of faculty — dementia. 
As the man of feeble intellect stands 
at a level that may be reached by the 
philosopher only through a course of 
mental decay, so does the sceptic stand 
in regard to faith in the great religious 
verities, as compared with those who 
believe them strongly. He is not su- 
perior, but deficient. It may at first 
seem strange that he should not know 
this, but the reason is not far to seek. 
If a man's memory is weak he knows 
it, but the matter of faith stands so 
near to the central self that he cannot 
bring it into judgment; and he is prone 
to regard all as dupes who believe 
what he does not. 

Feeble capacity for belief is not al- 
together a native defect. It may be, 
and often is, the result of neglect. 
Charles Darwin, who in early life con- 
templated the ministry, candidly con- 
fessed in his later years that complete 
engrossment in another sphere of men- 
tal activity for a long period had re- 
sulted in a decay of religious faculty. 
It is so of every faculty, as well as 
of every organ of the body. It has 
been so in the long history of the 
animal creation. If through changed 
environment any organ fell into dis- 
use it degenerated. Those who, with 
religious faculty, do not live reli- 
giously must suffer atrophy and en- 
feeblement of that faculty. Things 
that have once appealed to them as 
real will cease to do so; and, with less 
intelligence than Darwin, they will be 
likely to regard their later state as su- 
perior, and due to a growth of the un- 
derstanding, forgetting that influences 
have been at work to weaken the be- 
lieving faculty. 

Long ago the scriptures declared 
that in matters of faith there were 
those who, having eyes to see, saw 
not, and having ears to hear heard 
not; and now two of the modern 
sciences, from their different points 
of view, are declaring the same thing 
— one that man is a religious being, 
and that any who are not so are lack- 
ing in one of the endowments of the 
race; the other, that many can reach 
the stage of the unbeliever only 



through insanity, or decay of faculty. 
The time has come when impotency 
of faith should be treated like all other 
mental defects — recognized as existent 
and so dealt with as to remedy it. The 
psychology of unbelief, so long out of 
sight, and working so much hidden 
mischief, should be brought forth into 
clear light and become a recognized 
factor in the estimation of cause?-, both 
with the world at large and with the 
unbeliever himself. It is time that the 
scientific view — which accord:: per- 
fectly with that of the scriptures — 
should be taken of this matter and 
that infantile or weakened faculty in 
this, as in all other departments of 
our being, should be recognized as 
needing development and subjected 
to the necessary means of culture — 
and this with the acquiescence and 
desire of the defect himself. Were 

the_ intellect treate d wit h the _ same 

neglect that the faculty of faith offers, 
anew Dark Ages would settl wn 
upon the race. Not without pe- nd 
immeasurable loss can any div-me en- 
dowment be treated with negle ct and 
suppression. The world is groaning 
in pain to-day for want of greater re- 
ligious faith to enforce raor law. 
When morality_ drops to policy it is no 
longer moral. To be ideal it mustSbe 
fed with heavenly fires. If God be 
not behind it it becomes bastard and 
barren. Religion alone can make the 
world sweet and just. With the knowl- 
edge of right, the world limps all too 
feebly in its right-doing. A leakage 
in faith always means a leakage in the 
life-blood of morality. No substitute 
can take the place of this benign force. 
Is the. time far distant when, on the 
broad basis of scientific recognition, a 
place shall be found for this faculty in 
the training of the human mind? The 
case has difficulties, no doubt, but the 
life of this world will limp heavily un- 
til it is done. The time has come when 
a recognition of the fundamental reli- 
gious verities should be gener,.., and 
when life in accordance with them 
should be recognized by the v orld at 
large as essential to aworthy manhood. 
Be his belief little or much, no man is 
excusable for not living a religious life 
in accordance with the light he has;and 
this will be the surest way to a larger 
faith. The rationality and importance 
of this course is put beyond doubt by 
the sciences themselves. How long 
shall this continent of our being be 
neglected? Civilization must 'emain 
a marred and soiled product s o long 
as it proceeds from a part of ■■ -man 
nature. Naught but a rounde man- 
hood can bring the golden age. A cry 
of pain will continue to go up 'till the 
floods of moral inspiration are ?n to 
all. Shall a self-perpetrated insanity 
of doubt forever keep this world a mad- 
house of wrong-doing and self-in- 
flicted pain? 
Auburn, N. Y. 



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Major Hopper — A Story 



The particular old stone church with 
which this story has to do, stood flush 
with the crowded thoroughfare, within 
a stone's throw of a famous old street 
where some of the most tremendous 
financial operations in the world were 
carried on. This might be demon- 
strated easily, but for a popvilar preju- 
dice against stone-throwing in popu- 
lous^districts — which does not matter 
so far as this story is concerned. 

Thi church itself was the property 
of o' i Tim Sharp. That is to say, to 
be exact and keep strictly within the, 
law, it really belonged to a church 
corporation, though not much used for 
purposes of worship, while Tim used 
it constantly for purposes of business. 
If use creates ownership, as some say, 
then we cannot be far wrong in ascrib- 
ing property rights to Tim, who did 
obb jobs for the public, using the 
stone steps of the sacred edifice for 
his counting-room, and had so done 
forbears. At all events, his long and 
xRP:. ^turbed lease had established in 
tfiw'jwn mind a prescriptive right, 
which no one knowing Tim's temper 
wotrrd have thought of bringing into 
question. So we think it may be 
fairly written down that the old church 
was'-'Tim's property. 

The surging, rushing, tramping 
crowd, passing day by day before 
Tim's eyes for years, intent on the 
multitude of things that engage the 
teeming minds of men, had come in 
his own mind to be the normal expres- 
sion of human activity. Tim admitted 
as much to me one sultry day as we 
sat together on the stone steps. 

"Although," he said, wiping his 
brow with an immense red handker- 
chief, "the case of Major Hopper 
makes agin' any such theory. Still," 
he said, blowing his nose thoughtfully, 
"Major Hopper is a man in a crowd, 
though separate from the common run 
in purpose." 

I asked him to tell me more about 
this) Major Hopper. 

rf Jt all come along of Tom Spottle- 
wodd's boy," said Tim. "Tom worked 
in avshop down below here and lived 
over yonder," which locality Tim indi- 
cated by a jerk of his thumb in the 
general direction of the big tenements. 
' ' Tom stops here now and then of a cool 
mornin' and smokes for ten minutes 
or so. Likewise Major Hopper, who 
is elderly and fleshy and puffs like a 
tug. Indeed I think he has an office 
down on the docks somewhere and is 
interested in a marine way. Some- 
thing like a year ago Tom stopped 
ifitMl bis usual chat. 

~n fj'It's mighty tough,' he says 'for a 
feller to go to work when he's dead 
fagged.' 

,qo 'There's no denyin' that Tom did 
look fagged. When I asked him the 
cause, he said: 

'You know my little boy Robert, 
which his mother calls him Robin. The 



By Fremont Warriner 

heat in our rooms is something terri- 
ble. Robin's not strong, and though 
I don't say nothin' at home, I fear he's 
growin' weaker. Last night he was 
very peevish and wakeful. Nobody 
seems able to do anything for him but 
me. I carried him in these arms,' 
says Tom, 'all the blessed night 
through, tryin' to give him sleep. He 
slept a little, but it's wearin', Tim, 
though I wouldn't mind if it'd do him 
any good.' 

"When Tom went away I thought a 
good bit of Robin Spottlewood. I 
thought of him more or less all day, 
and made up my mind I'd drop over 
and see him after office hours in the 
evenin'. Toward night along comes 
Major Hopper, who climbs the steps, 
puffin' as usual, and drops anchor 
alongside of me in jest about the same 
identical spot as you are now a-settin' 
on, sir. 

" 'I do believe, Tim,' he says, glan- 
cin' back into the dark recesses of the 
stone porch, 'that you've got the com- 
fortablest place to do business in the 
hull city.' 

'Yes,' I says, 'a mighty sight com- 
fortabler than some of the places where 
wimmin and babies is swelterin' in 
the heat.' 

" 'It is hard on 'em, no doubt, in 
some of them tenements,' says the 
Major. 

" 'Pertic'ler hard for Tom Spottle- 
wood'sbaby,' says I. 

" 'Who is Tom Spottlewood?' says 
the Major. 

" 'Tom Spottlewood,' says I, 'works 
in a factory below here, and he has a 
boy that is dyin' for want of air, which 
Tom on his present wages can't give 
him.' 

"The Major said nothin' at first, but 
takes a look at the strip of blue sky 
above the tall buildings, and then 
blowed his nose a pretty good stiff 
blow on his silk handkerchief ; when he 
asks whether it would be considered 
in the light of a liberty if I was to take 
him over to see Tom Spottlewood's 
baby. 

"Not seein' how it could be looked 
at in this light, I tells the Major no 
doubt he'd be perfectly welcome, and 
in another hour we was there. I in- 
troduced Major Hopper, who was 
made perfectly welcome. Robin was 
a sick baby, sure enough, which was 
plain to anyone that had eyes, and the 
two rooms they were livin' in was 
small and stuffy and hard to breath in, 
which made the Major puff harder than 
ever. Here I discovered in him a 
peculiarity that I've often noticed 
since. In business he was direct and 
to the point in all he had to say. In 
anything that wasn't business, he was 
quite the reverse. In the course of the 
evenin' he asked Tom quite casual 



whether he considered standing in 
stalls with plenty to eat and nothin' to 
do was good for ponies. It astonished 
Tom to be asked such a question, but 
he replied very polite that he had 
never been familiar with horses, but 
he supposed a proper amount of exer- 
cise would be better. 

'Which,' says the Major, 'is my 
opinion, too. You see,' comin'towhat 
he had to say in as roundabout way as 
possible, T happen to own a farm up 
in the country a good number of miles 
from the city, and I happen to have a 
pony there. My man writes me that 
he has no time to exercise him, and 
that he kicks up his heels in the stable 
simply because he has surplus spirits 
and no other way to work 'em off.' 

"The boys, for Tom had other boys 
besides Robin, began to look interested 
at this, and even Robin opened his 
eyes, all of which that good man noted. 
'And,' continued he, wiping his 
forehead and puffing vigorously, 'fve 
no time to go up and exercise that 
pony, which, by the way, his name is 
Grip, and he's too small and inde- 
pendent to be any good down here in 
the city. So if anybody was to find me 
a boy that would like to go up and give 
him a spin now and then to keep him 
from kickin' his stable into kindlin'- 
wood, it would be a great favor to 
me.' 

"Tom looked as though he was goin' 
to speak, but he never got no further 
than to open his mouth when the Ma- 
jor continued: 

' 'Besides that, there's a cottage on 
my farm, a rather small affair, fur- 
nished, too, in a sort of a way, and 
there's cows and oceans of milk and 
butter, a lake, a boat, and good fish- 
ing, and the air there is good. I've 
worried a good deal tryin' to find 
someone to go up and occupy that cot- 
tage that had a boy big enough to 
drive and care for a pony. You see,' 
here the Major looked hard at Tom's 
eldest boy, who was starin' at him with 
both eyes wide open, 'you see, I want 
a boy that likes ponies, and I want a 
boy that has a mother to be with him. 
If there was several boys it wouldn't 
matter. If I could find the parties that 
suited me I'd be willin' to pay reason- 
able for the service.' 

"Could he find such a party? Well, 
with such art had the Major concealed 
what I saw he intended as an offer to 
save, perhaps, the life of Robin Spot- 
tlewood, that even Tom swallowed the 
bait whole. But as he was about to 
speak the Major interrupted him 
again. 

' 'If Mr. Spottlewood here would not 
consider it in the light of a liberty,' 
said he, suddenly turning to me, as 
though I had anything to do with the 
matter, 'if he would be willin' to part 
with his family for a few months, 
which I know is askin' a great favor, I 
would be willin' to pay reasonable, 



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and possible it might be the means of 
bringin' back the roses to the cheeks 
of little Robin here. The milk and 
butter and other things they'd be quite 
welcome to. Bless you, there's plenty 
of it, more'n we know what to do 
with, and as I said, the air is good. 
But I want it understood that the pony 
is to be driven reg'lar, every day, ex- 
cept in case of storms.' 

"Here Tom, no longer to be re- 
strained, jumped up, seized the Major's 
hand, shook it heartily, and declared 
his offer accepted. Likewise Mrs. 
Spottlewood did the same with, I sus- 
pect, a tear in her eye and a voice that 
trembled with emotion. Likewise also 
the children one and all took him by 
the skirts of his coat and begged to 
know how soon it would be possible 
for them to make the acquaintance of 
Grip. 

" 'Why, as to that, you know,' said 
the Major, who appeared to gasp after 
his exertions, 'as to that, I'm afraid I 
wo-.ild have to insist on the arrange- 
ment bein' completed at the earliest 
possible moment. If such a thing was 
possible as makin' a start to-morrow 
mornin' — 

' 'To-morrow it is,' said Tom inter- 
rupting, 'your word is law in this mat- 
ter. Name your hour and I'll agree 
that the family shall be ready.' 

"And so the arrangement was made. 
It was carried out to the letter. I my- 
self went up one Saturday night with 
Tom. I could wish, sir, that you could 
have seen Robin before and after. It's 
almost beyond belief what fresh air and 
milk done for that boy, and likewise for 
the others, and how happy they all was. 
It's my belief there wouldn't be no 
Robin Spottlewood in this present 
world if it hadn't been for that. But, 
sir, they wasn't none of 'em happier 
than the Major, who often come puffin' 
up my steps, chucklin' and laughin' 
deep down in his throat as he told me 
how fat and hearty Robin was gettin' 
and how strong they all would be 
when the summer was over. 

"But the Major done more than that. 
He got Tom better employment and 
found him a small house over the 
river where there was better facilities 
for breathin' than in the stuffy tene- 
ment rooms. And then, still later, when 
Christmas time come, there was a 
party in the cottage to which I was 
invited. The Major himself sat at the 
head of the table and carved the big- 
gest and juciest turkey to be found in 
the best market in the city. More than 
that, when all were gathered about 
the table, the Major bowed his head 
and gave thanks to the great Giver of 
all good. This, to me, was a new 
character for him to appear in, but 
after acquaintance developed that he 
was full to the brim of just such deeds 
as what he'd done for Robin Spottle- 
wood. Which," said Tim, looking 
thoughtfully at the sky, "in my humble 
judgment, comes almost as near bein' 
right as buildin' churches like this 
one of mine." 




These years are like the seven years 
of plenty in Egypt. The country was 
never before so prosperous. It may 
not be so prosperous again in the life- 
time of the present generation. In 
these good times the churches that are 
in debt should put forth special ef- 
forts to pay what they owe. In most 
instances this can be done with per- 
fect ease. If the whole amount can- 
not be paid off at once, an installment 
can be paid now, and after a breathing 
spell, another can be paid. Churches, 
like individuals, should make hay 
while the sun shines. The Lord's 
money should not be wasted in riotous 
living or in the purchasing of luxuries, 
but in doing his own work. 

It should be remembered that church 
debts are a serious hindrance to the 
work the Lord has assigned his peo- 
ple. When worthy calls are made, 
the plea is urged that the debt on the 
church must be paid. People say they 
must be just before they can be gener- 
ous. So it comes to pass that most 
calls are positively refused, or are an- 
swered with meagre amounts. There 
is no disposition to branch out and 
take up new work as long as old work 
is not paid for. Debt is a lion in the 
path. It is a millstone around the 
neck. It is an obstacle to the prog- 
ress of the kingdom. 

Debts prevent the widest triumph of 
the gospel. Men do not care to unite 
with an organization that is heavily 
encumbered. They do not wish to 
have to bear a burden they did not 
create. They do not attend church, 
and therefore do not hear and believe, 
and consequently do not obey the gos- 
pel. Debts hinder in every way. 

Some years ago one of our ablest 
and most eloquent men went to a cer- 
tain city to serve a church. The con- 
gregation was large and far from be- 
ing poor. The building was an admi- 
rable one. But there was a debt on it. 
Every effort he put forth to secure 
funds for missionary and other pur- 
poses was met with the reply, "We 
are in debt." No one seemed willing 
to give anything for any outside pur- 
pose as long as the debt was unpaid. 
The man of God felt that his hands 
were tied and that he was working in 
vain. He called the officers together 
and told them that he was doing no 
good, and that he could do no good, 
and that he had made up his mind to 
resign. They were in consternation, 
and asked the reason for this resolu- 
tion. He said that whenever he pro- 
posed a step in advance he was met 
with the statement that the church 
was in debt, and that because of the 
debt the energies of the church were 
paralyzed and nothing could be done 
in that community. They said if that 
were all, there was no reason for his 
resignation and removal. They pro- 
ceeded at once to make provision for 
the payment of the debt. In a few 



rch Debts 

By A. McLean 

weeks the last mortgage and note were 
burned, and the church started at 
once on a new career of life and use- 
fulness. New churches were planted 
in that and in other cities, and the 
church soon took a foremost place 
among those contributing to all our 
great general enterprises. 

It is sometimes said that a church 
should never go into debt. There are 
those who think a debt is never justi- 
.fiable. This is probably an extreme 
view. A small body of Christian peo- 
ple with large faith, build not for 
themselves, but for the future. They 
see by faith the time when there will be 
hundreds of names on the register 
where now there are only tens. They 
feel that they must build on a scale 
larger than would be necessary if they 
were thinking of themselves and their 
present needs only. Those who come 
in later on can help bear this burden. 
They will not hesitate to do this if 
those who have led in the work show 
that they are determined that the debt 
shall be paid at the earliest moment 
practicable. Every year should see it 
reduced till it disappears entirely. 
Then new work should be begun. 

The report on our centennial cele- 
bration, adopted at the Omaha con- 
vention, suggested that, by the year 
1909, all debts on churches now in ex- 
istence should be paid off. This sug- 
gestion is one that should be heeded. 
It will be a great thing for the church- 
es themselves and for the Lord's 
work everywhere if this is done. Every 
mortgage burned and every note paid 
should be reported to G. A. Hoffman, 
our national statistician. Every re- 
port of this character will provoke 
other churches to go and do likewise. 

The Bell-Buoy. 

By Walter Scott Hayden. 

Upon the bosom of the sea 

Fitfully and slow, 
The bell-buoy is tolling mournfully, 

Tossing to and fro. 

It speaks the sea's vast mystery, 

Voice of the misty deep, 
The beat and throb and the endless 
sigh 

Of the boundless ocean's sweep. 

Of far dim shores and savage rock, 
The crested breakers' edge, 

The hurricane's shriek and tempest's 
shock, 
The ship on the sunken ledge. 

The spirit of the ocean wild 

Is in its tones for me. 
Scream of the sea-bird, tempest's 
child, 

Voice of the hoary sea! 



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75 



Church life, like individual Christina 
life, presents two clearly marked 
phases: the devotional and the prac- 
tical. This does not mean that the 
practical may not be devotional. 
Emerson says, "A man kneeling and 
weeding onions is praying for a good 
crop." Nor that the devotional is not 
practical, for "More things are 
wrought by prayer than the world 
dreams of." Both are necessary — 
"Useless each without the other." 
One represents inspiration, the other 
achievement. Without the practical, 
the devotional would be at last empty. 
Without the devotional, the practical 
would at last be blind. 

By the devotional, we mean the wor- 
shipful; the reverent seeking of the 
soul after God; quiet meditation be- 
fore him; holy contemplation and 
adoration; loving spiritual communion; 
the daily practice of the presence of 
God. Nothing is more manifestly 
clear than that God's people are to be 
filled with the spirit of devotion. 
Jesus, the only Begotten, complete ex- 
pression of the Father, perfect exam- 
ple for every child of God, spent days 
and nights in worship. He gave the 
law of worship. "God is a spirit, and 
they that worship him, must worship 
him in spirit and truth." He ex- 
pressed God's great desire, "The Fa- 
ther seeketh such to worship him." 

In this time of rapid material devel- 
opment, it well may be doubted wheth- 
er the devotional keeps pace with the 
practical. "Hustle" is the watchword 
in church and state. Workers in the 
vineyard sometimes wear a worried 
expression. A hectic flush marks the 
cheek, and lines of care furrow the 
brow. Yet the Lord would have a 
church "without spot or wrinkle or 
any such thing." 

We are in danger of the fever of zeal 
for tabulated results, due to the mil- 
lion microbe which is no respecter of 
persons, but attacks saint and sinner 
alike. Let us beware lest we find too 
much satisfaction in statistics — the 
"how many" of our churches, preach- 
ers, missionaries and accessions, 
rather than the "what kind;" the "how 
much" of our offerings, rather than 
the "how willingly." Given true wor- 
ship, and all things else are possible, 
nay, inevitable. 

Test our people for the presence of 
this element. How attractive to them 
is the thought of worship? Issue a 
call to prayer — how many will gather? 
Think of your last thanksgiving serv- 
ice; consider the prayer meeting of the 
average church. 'Tis at best but a 
gathering of the prophetic remnant. 
Then, too, it is npt purely a prayer 
meeting. There are spicy talks. Sup- 
pose it were simply for quiet contem- 
plation and prayer. Would the rem- 
nant dwindle like Gideon's army? 
Watch an audience during communion. 
To how many is it a spiritual exercise, 
a real communion with the divine One? 



By W. S. Goode 

What can we do? "How would you 
warm up a cold church?" said some 
one to Moody. Like a rifle shot came 
the true answer, "Build a big fire in 
the pulpit." Ask Brother McLean 
how to make a missionary church. He 
will answer, "Get a missionary preach- 
er." When we have true worshipers 
in the pulpit, we have them in the 
pews. Like Moses, the minister must 
often go up into the mount with God. 
He shall come back witii shining face 
and his message will be tinged with 
the glory and sweetness of his com- 
munion. Brethren, we can always 
lift up more than we can push up. If 
we are men of God, our presence will 
suggest God to men. If we have been 
with him, we cannot hide it. 

Phillips Brooks said the greatest 
compliment ever paid him was that of 
a working man, a worshiper in his 
church. Meeting Brooks on the street, 
he grasped his hand and said with 
feeling, "Mr. Brooks, I cannot think 
of you without at once thinking rever- 
ently of God." What minister would 
not give much to have that testimony? 
There is a sure way. Brooks was a 
worshiper. Like begets like. If all 
ministers were true worshipers, those 
born into the kingdom by their minis- 
trations would likewise be worshipers 
in spirit and truth. Says Emerson, "I 
cannot hear what you say; what you 
are, speaks so loud." We teach what 
we are. The first step, then, is to 
kindle the flame of devotion in the pul- 
pit. 

We should constantly ask, How can 
the church service be made more 
worshipful? How can it best help 
man to feel God's presence? What 
will contribute better to an atmosphere 
of devotion! 

A call to worship at the beginning 
is good. The Psalms are full of them: 
"Oh, come let us worship and bow 
down. Let us kneel before the Lord 
our Maker, for he is our God and we 
are the people of his pasture and the 
sheep of his hand. To-day! Oh, that 
ye would hear his voice!" Follow 
this by a chant of praise known to all 
and sung by all. As much responsive 
work as possible should be used. This 
draws people into the worship, giving 
them a feeling of participation. It is 
not likely to be overdone at present in 
our churches. Encourage the whole 
congregation to respond with the amen 
at the close of the prayer. It makes it 
more truly their prayer, giving them a 
a feeling of ownership and responsi- 
bility. 

The one who leads in prayer should 
get ready to pray. He should know 
intimately the lives of the people for 
whom he prays. He should have a 
deep sympathy for their neecte. All 



Church Life 

the week before, he should have been 
gathering knowledge and power for 
the prayer, as the cloud gathers elec- 
tricity for the lightning's flash. 
(Beecher says that more can be done 
by such a prayer than by a sermon.) 
Then with his heart full of the needs 
of his people, and a great trust in the 
hearing One, let him bear his people 
up to the very throne of grace. Such 
prayers lead men to God. Such pray- 
ers were Christ's, and men came 
yearning with this petition: "Teach 
us to pray." Ministerial courtesy 
should never delegate the prayer to one 
unprepared. 

Scripture reading should contribute 
more largely to worship. It is God's 
voice to us. Yet 'tis often read as 
trippingly as a Mother Goose rhyme, 
or else as heavily and mechanically as 
a legal document. It is often evident 
that the reader does not expect people 
to attend, and I have rarely seen him 
disappointed. 

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The music, too, is a great hindrance 
or a great help. Wisdom here is all- 
important. No man ever yet wor- 
shiped God to two-step or "rag-time" 
music. Some of our hymns are little 
better. But the great ,hymns, how 
they thrill the soul! How some- 
times they touch hitherto unsuspected 
depths within us-; now soothing and 
now stirring and quickening, until we 
catch the spirit of the great hearts 
who felt them first, and thus we share 
with them their thoughts, their hopes, 
their longing. Sing the great hymns; 
there are plenty of them, and life 
means too much to dally with the in- 
significant. An understanding of the 
hymns is second only to an under- 
standing of the Bible. 

What an opportunity the Lord's 
Supper offers us for communion with 
God in Christ! Its suggestiveness; its 
solemn quiet; the thought of the living 
Master present in Spirit; the prayers 
of thanksgiving that have just been 
offered; the tender hymn of sympathy 
that has just been softly sung. 

And now as the emblems pass, is of- 
fered a blessed opportunity for wor- 
ship in spirit and in truth. I believe 
that the very simplicity of our service, 
with the recognition given the Lord's 
Supper, gives us opportunity above 
others for impressiveness in worship. 
<£ 

There is one serious defect in church 
worship of to-dav that must be cor- 
rected. It is that church worship is 
carried on without the children. The 
church children, where are they? They 
seem to be in the church, but not of it. 
They get but little worship in the Sun- 
day-school. Most of them get none at 
home. What then? The future church 
is growing up, neglecting worship, un- 
trained in worship, ignorant of wor- 
ship. What percentage of Sunday- 
school children are church goers? Per- 



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haps fifteen per cent. How many boys 
and girls there are, members of church, 
gathered in from Sunday-school, who 
yet rarely partake of the Lord's Sup- 
per? Is the communion of spiritual 
value, then they must have it. It is 
Christ's will that the children be in 
the worship of his church. It is our 
work to see that they are there. Do the 
parents object? Then convert them. 
Is the service too long? Then shorten 
it. Is it not interesting to the child? 
Then make it interesting. Is the child 
indifferent? Set motives before him 
until he comes, and then recognize 
and welcome him. The church that 
lives and plans for its children will 
have them live and plan for it. The 
church that neglects its children, will 
in time be neglected by them. We dare 
not be indifferent to the child's indif- 
ference. 

Recognizing this, efforts are being 
made to hold the child in church, and 
some are meeting with great success. 
In some churches to-day, the children 
have a service of their own, adapted 
to their needs, containing all the ele- 
ments of regular church worship. In 
others, Sunday-school and church 
have been combined. The intermis- 
sion, that loop-hole between Sunday- 
school and church, has been done 
away. Sunday-school and church serv- 
ice have been shortened. Parents are 
then in Bible-school and the children 
in church service. My own church has 
tried this plan with fair success the 
past year. Other churches have de- 
voted the first part of the church serv- 
ice to the children, then dismissing 
them and proceeding with the service 
for the older ones. This has been 
found successful also. 



Yet church and school will largely 
fail without the home as their ally. 
What home has, the nation will have. 
What home lacks, the nation will lack. 
Why so many Christian homes to-day 
that lack the element of worship? Par- 
ents say they have not time, or they 
do not know how. It must be shown 
that there is always time for best 
things, and family worship is a best 
thing. Moreover, like most best 
things, it is a simple thing. Who can 
measure the potent influence of daily 
home worship in the child's life? It 
can be made second to nothing, not 
even to mother's love. Yet a Chris- 
tian father once told me that he had 
never had worship in his home, but 
that as soon as his children were 
grown and gone, he and the wife 
would take it up. Of his large family 
of children, not one was a Christian. 
It was a case of locking the door when 
the horse was stolen; of bringing food 
when the young birds had flown. 

Brethren, are we who are called to 
lead God's people, quietly giving our 
consent to the prayerless home? What 
are we doing to change matters? Do 
we preach on it? Do we pray about it? 
Do we set before our people the impor- 
tance and simplicity of home worship, 



and then plead in public and in private 
for its establishment? In one church a 
list of all families having the home al- 
tar was made. It was hung up in the 
church, and minister and officers ex- 
erted themselves to have it extended. 
They succeeded, too. Why might not 
minister and church officers, as shep- 
herds of the flock, visit the various 
family altars from time to time? Why 
might not devotional books be circu- 
lated industriously in church families? 
They would make greatly for devo- 
tional family life. Such books as Gar- 
rison's "Alone with God," "Half- 
Hour Studies at the Cross," "The 
Heavenly Way," enrich the soui. We 
should use them and see that others 
use them as well. 

Then, too, as a mother in Israel said 
recently, "We need in our church pa- 
pers less of controversy and more of 
Christ." They are his papers and not 
ours, and they should breathe only his 
spirit. Thank God, they grow better 
day by day, but now and then we see 
a disheartening reversion to the origi- 
nal type — that of the days when the 
office devil was much in evidence. In- 
deed, it looks as if some writers agree 
with the old colored brother, that 
"without controversy, great is the 
mystery of godliness," but with con- 
troversy, and plenty of it, all things 
will become plain and godliness will 
stand forth fully revealed. 
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What of Christian endeavor and de- 
votion? Is it helping? Greatly. Its 
membership pledged to daily worship 
and searching of the word, make it a 
leaven. Its use of the quiet hour 
means much now and for the future. 
Yet, by wise oversight and suggestion 
in devotion, by heart to heart talks 
with the endeavorers in the meetings, 
the pastor can assist, enriching the 
worship and deepening the spiritual 
life. 

And now, finally, what of the mid- 
week prayer-meeting? Is it an index 
of the spiritual life of the church? Not 
always, but often. In general, the 
warmer the church, the bigger and 
better the prayer meeting. I believe 
that the prayer meeting should be kept 
a prayer meeting. Stereopticons, so- 
cials, lectures should be kept out. It 
should be the people's meeting, and 
the pastor should, in general, be kept 
in the background. He should be the 
planner, but the execution should be 
largely left to others. Throughout, 
the aim should be, devotional rather 
than didactic. Instruction there must 
be, but let its end be worship. Let us 
not fret over the "how many" of the 
prayer meeting, but let us rejoice in 
the "what kind." At present, many 
look upon the prayer hour as the best 
part of their church experience, and as 
the church grows in Christlikeness, 
this number will grow. It is God's 
presence that men need. All must 
learn to say, "In the secret of his pres- 
ence how my soul delights to hide." 

The psalmist voices the deepest 



yearning of the soul: "As the hart 
panteth after the water brooks, so 
doth my soul after thee, O God." God 
speaks the divine method, "Be still 
and know that I am God." 

In worship we find rest and calm 
and peace. In worship, we place our 
lips to the water of life, that allows no 
more thirsting forever, and here we 
find inspiration for the achievements 
that will yet catch the eye of all men 
and will lead the great wide world to 
cry with us: 

"Holy! Holy! Holy! is the Lord of 
hosts!" 

Life and Death. 

By Charles Blanchard, 
Which is the greater of these, 
O, Holder of destinies — 
King on the hidden throne, 
Monarch of the unknown? 

O, Seer of the life to be, 

In the calm of the crystal sea, 

Shall the horse and his rider go 

down, 
And creation be robbed of a crown? 

And the voice of the servant dear. 
Spake ever this old word of cheer; 
"That which was first shall be 
Last" — and it comforted me! 

SLOW STARVATION 

The Dyspeptic's Diet Leaves no Chance 
fof Regaining Strength. 



The dyspeptic who starves body and 
brain because food will not digest, has 
no change to get strong again because 
bodily strength cannot be built up ex- 
cept on food that will digest. 

That is the mission of Grape-Nuts 
which any dyspeptic can digest and 
which will begin to build up and nour- 
ish at once. 

A Wisconsin man says: "For the 
last 7 years I have been a great suf- 
ferer with stomach trouble, and for 18 
months I could not eat or drink any- 
thing, not even a spoonful of milk, 
without great suffering. 

"It seemed I had tried every remedy 
in the world, and I had given up all 
hopes of ever getting better when a 
friend advised me to eat Grape-Nuts 
food. I was just about too much dis- 
couraged to do so, for I expected to 
die, and all my friends expected I 
would, too, but "I finally did send for a 
sample box, and when it came I was 
so weak I could not turn over in bed. 

"Then I began to take the Grape- 
Nuts, just a little bit at first, moistened 
with hot milk, and from this time I be- 
gan to grow stronger and before I had 
finished the fourth package I could 
eat and drink anything I wanted, and 
it did not hurt me in the least. So the 
right food helped me to health after 
everything else had failed. 

"Experience, actual use, proves ab- 
solutely the great power of the scien- 
tific food, Grape-Nuts." Name given 
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. 

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Jesus and His Apostles in the Inquiry Room 



X. — Human and Divine Methods 



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The sermon to-night was on the 
text: "Ask and you shall receive, seek 
and you shall find, knock and it shall 
be opened unto you." The evangelist 
made the following points: (1) Salva- 
tion is within the reach of everyone; 
(2) The only thing that hinders is the 
unwillingness of the sinner to receive 
salvation; (3) Salvation may be re- 
ceived for simply asking for it. 

These points were urged "with great 
earnestness. It was contended that 
this is what Jesus meant in the text. 
If we ask we are sure to receive, if we 
seek we are sure to find; if we knock 
the door will surely be opened unto us. 

At the conclusion of the sermon the 
preacher announced that he proposed 
to change the order of things on this 
evening. For a time, at least, he 
would conduct an "after-meeting" in 
the audience room. He said he would 
give an opportunity for those to leave 
who did not wish to remain longer, 
but all were cordially invited to stay 
until the close of the meeting. After 
a short interval, the evangelist began 
an earnest appeal for what he called 
"decisions." He said the time had 
now come when everyone who had 
been attending the meetings should 
take some definite position with re- 
spect to the salvation of his soul. At 
the close of his exhortation, he asked 
all who are willing to trust in Jesus 
and give themselves unreservedly to 
his leadership, to hold up their hands. 
More than fifty hands were raised. He 
then asked all of these to join earnest- 
ly with him in prayer, while he asked 
that their sins might be pardoned, and 
that they might be accepted by the 
Father as his children. Then followed 
an earnest prayer by the evangelist, 
which was supplemented by three or 
four short prayers by some of the 
workers. 

At this stage of the proceedings, 
one of the men who had held up their 
hands arose and asked that he might 
be informed just what his position 
was now in respect to the matter of 
his salvation. He said he believed in 
Jesus Christ with all his heart, and 
was anxious to be loyal to him in every 
respect. "But," said he, "I am not 
sure just where I stand. I have never 
been a very great sinner, according to 
the usual understanding of that term. 
I have been attending the different 
churches ever since I was a little boy, 
and have never known the time when 
I did not believe in Jesus. I learned 
to lisp his name from a sainted moth- 
er, and then to sing his praise in the 
Sunday-school. I am now thirty years 
old, and have been all my life asso- 
ciated with religious people. But for 
some reason or other I have never 
come out definitely on the Lord's side. 
I have been attending these meetings 
from their beginning, but to-night is 



the first time I have been able to even 
lift my hand on the Lord's side. Now 
I am not satisfied with that. Having 
made one step in the right direction, I 
want to go on to the end of the chap- 
ter. I am here to be instructed. What 
is the next thing for me to do?" 

Evangelist: "I am glad our friend 
has spoken so plainly and courageous- 
ly. There is nothing at all peculiar in 
his case. He is simply laboring under 
a false impression. He has what is a 
very common notion. He thinks that 
he must do something in order to se- 
cure salvation, when, as a matter of 
fact, everything has been already done 
for him. Jesus paid it all. When he 
died upon the cross, then and there 
every sinner's sin was cancelled. What 
the sinner now has to do is to believe 
that it is cancelled. Our friend tells 
us that he believes in Jesus; then why 
not trust him for all the rest? Why 
not cease to have trouble about doing 
anything else. We are not saved by 
doing. We are saved by Christ, and 
when we believe in him he saves us at 
once without our doing anything else." 

Inquirer: "Why, then, did you pray 
that all these convicted souls might 
receive the forgiveness of their sins 
and acceptance with the Father. At 
least fifty persons held up their hands 
to indicate their faith in Jesus and 
their willingness to follow him. You 
prayed that all these might be par- 
doned and adopted into the family of 
God. Now I do not quite understand 
how these have their salvation secured 
the moment Jesus died upon the cross, 
and yet they have to believe on him 
before they can receive remission of 
sins; and then I am furthermore puz- 
zled, when you say that we are all 
pardoned as soon as we believe, and 
yet you pray for our pardon and our 
acceptance with God. Nor is this all. 
Jesus has died on the cross for me. I 
do heartily believe in him. You have 
prayed for the forgiveness of my sins; 
and yet when all these things are taken 
together, I do not realize that my sins 
are forgiven, or that I have actually 
finished everything that ought to be 
done in order that I may have a defi- 
nite assurance of pardon." 

Methodist: "Let us all pray (con- 
gregation kneeling)." 

"Dear Father, have mercy upon this 
young man who has just spoken. He 
evidently has no clear vision of the 
cross. He is looking too much to 
himself. We want him to see Jesus. 
Be pleased to give him a clear vision 
of duty. Help him to make a com- 
plete surrender, such as saving faith 
will enable him to do." 

The prayer was answered with a 
chorus of "aniens" from every part of 
the house. For a few moments there 
was silence, and then there was an 
earnest response. 



W. T. Moore 

Inquirer: "I thank my Methodist 
friend for his earnest prayer. I feel 
confident he has a deep interest in the 
welfare of my soul. However, I fear 
he does not understand me. I surely 
do have a very clear vision of the 
cross. I see Jesus plainly crucified 
for me. I even hear him say, 'Come 
unto me and I will give you rest; take 
my yoke upon you and learn of me, 
and ye shall find rest for your soul.' 
But how am I to come to Jesus? What 
is it to take his yoke upon me? This 
is precisely my difficulty. I realize 
that my mental states are all right, as 
far as they go. What I want to know 
is, must I do anything else in order to 
reach assurance of salvation? I am 
not satisfied as the matter now 
stands." 

Presbyterian: "Of course there is 

something else to be done, but it has 

nothing to do with the pardon of sin. 

Our brother should now unite with 

( Continued on page 91. ) 

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EXPERIMENTS 

Learn Things of Value. 



Where one has never made the ex- 
periment of leaving off coffee and 
drinking Postum, it is still easy to 
learn all about it by reading the expe- 
riences of others. 

Drinking Postum is a pleasant way 
to get back to health. A man of Lan- 
caster, Pa., says: "My wife was a vic- 
tim of nervousness and weak stomach 
and loss of appetite for years, and was 
a physical wreck; although we re- 
sorted to numerous methods of relief. 
one of which was a change from coffee 
to tea, it was all to no purpose. 

"We knew coffee was causing the 
trouble, but could not find anything to 
take its place and cure the diseases un- 
til we tried Postum Food Coffee. In 
two weeks' time after we quit coffee 
•and used Postum, almost all of her 
troubles had disappeared as if by 
magic. It was truly wonderful. Her 
nervousness was all gone, stomach 
trouble relieved, appetite improved, 
and above all, a night's rest was com- 
plete and refreshing. 

"This sounds like an exaggeration, 
as it all happened so quickly, but we 
are prepared to prove it. Each day 
there is improvement for the better, for 
the Postum is undoubtedly strengthen- 
ing her and giving her rich, red blood 
and renewed life and vitality. Every 
particle of this good work is due to 
Postum and to drinking Postum in 
place of coffee." Name given by 
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. 

Ice cold Postum with a dash of lemon 
is a delightful "cooler" for warm 
days. 

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California. 



The tide is flowing toward Santa Cruz. 
Each;golden sunset may make its ebb on the 
restless, but the rising moon brings the in- 
flow from all over this great, of all the won- 
derful states. The clans are gathering; tents 
are being folded, trunks packed, new gowns 
made, hats trimmed, suits pressed, and sun- 
bonnets starched, all for the state meeting. 
New cottages are going up at Garfield Chris- 
tian Park; thus cords are being lengthened, 
staked strengthened, and enlargement is the 
watchword. 

The program has appeared and promises a 
feast of good things, and the good people are 
preparing to have their reason brightened 
and their souls filled, but they will not forget 
their fishing tackle nor their bathing suits. 

We are all pleased to know that the Junior 
editor of the Christian-Evangelist will be 
with us. He must not make as fast a wheeling 
trip through California as he did through 
Europe. Besides, if he tries much of an ex- 
tended tour on a ' bike" he may say "it's a 
rocky road to Dublin"— but we will put his 
wheel on the finest country roads he ever saw. 
The fact is we have so much oil that we are 
pouring it out on the country roads and mak- 
ing typical highways for the wheel and wagon. 
We can furnish, however, steam driven wheels 
in most every direction, even into the Pacific 
as well as into the mountains, but we are 
afraid "ye editor" would go so fast that he 
could not say as many nice things about us as 
he did about his "wheeling through Europe." 
But come anyway and be happy. [The Junior 
editor has, to his deep regret, found it impos- 
sible to make his contemplated trip to Cali- 
fornia and has cancelled his engagements at 
Santa Cruz and elsewhere.— Editor.] 

Brother Allen Wilson will give his best in 
evangelistic work which will be a privilege 
that will be greatly enjoyed, while it is enough 
to say that Brother E.'T. Nesbit is to be the 
music man. With such a force in word and 
song we hope and pray for good results. 

All the departments of our state work have 
been very prosperous this year, more so than 
for many previous years. Brother Dargitz, 
our busy state secretary, has kept the ball roll- 
ing. Brothers Gallahorn and Carroll, and 
Cal Ogburn have done grand work in the 
.evangelistic field. They are busy now and 
will hardly have time to go to Santa Cruz. 

The church work in every direction is push- 
ing to the front, yet all the Macedonian calls 
cannot be met. 

Again, where is our friend and Brother 
Aaron Prince Aten, the laureate poet? 

J. Durham. 

Irvinglon, Cal. 

Iowa. 

G. W. Burch, of West Liberty, has accepted 
the pastorate of the church at Pittsburg, Kan., 
and will begin work in his new field August 
15. We regret to have Brother Burch leave 
Iowa. 

Clinton Aber has closed his work at Akron. 
It is hoped that the brethren at Akron will 
lose no time in securing a pastor. 

Ute is still looking for a pastor. By co-op- 
erating with Soldier a man can do a good 
work and secure a support for a family. 

Jas. T. Nichols and wife are taking in the 
Endeavor convention at Denver this" week. 

Bro. C. G. Stout, our new state evangelist, 
is in a tent meeting at Coon Rapids. Brother 
Stout held a ten days' meeting at Meloy that 
resulted in adding 14 new members to the 
church. Had it been possible to secure a 
place of meeting there would certainly have 
been 50 additions. We hope to increase our 
evangelistic force so as to have as many evan- 
gelists as we have districts. 

At a meeting of the district boards and 
state board the month of September was se- 
lected as the time to hold the district con- 
ventions. 

The I. C. C. minutes will be ready to mail 
week after next. A copy will be mailed to 



each preacher and each church clerk whose 
name can be secured. It has not been pos- 
sible for us to secure statistics from all of the 
churches, and as a result cannot send to those 
churches that did not respond, unless I have 
been able to secure the name from some other 
source. We would like a corresponding sec- 
retary in each congregation, to whom we can 
look for information in case there is no pas- 
tor. We want the name of such a person so 
that we can send to each church literature or 
facts that will be helpful in the church work. 
Each congregation should select a correspond- 
ing secretary and send in the name at once. 
The minutes cost too much money for them 
to be sent out promiscuously. Take the mat- 
ter up at once and help us secure a complete 
list of church correspondents. 

The time has. come when we should begin 
planning to attend the national convention 
that meets at Detroit, Oct. 16-22. Detroit is a 
beautiful convention city, and we should send 
from Iowa a large delegation. 

Sias and McVey are in a promising meeting 
at Harlan. 

W. B. Crewdson is at Atlantic preparatory 
to his removal there as pastor. 

J. H. Carr and assistants are in a meeting 
at Anthon. 

Noah Garwick, of Griswold. has resigned. 
Brother Garwick is a splendid preacher and 
pastor. B. S. Denny, Cor. Sec. 

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Dedication at Tulsa, Indian Territory. 

The writer made his second trip into the In- 
dian Territory last month. The reports of 
that country are certainly not over-stated. 

It is a great agricultural country. My ob- 
ject in this visit was the dedication of the 
new Christian church at Tulsa. This is a 
thriving town of about 4,000 inhabitants, lo- 
cated on the north bank of the Arkansas 
river, and on the Frisco railroad. The M. K. 
& T. railroad is just building into the town; 
this, with a branch railroad, gives them three 
roads, with a prospect for a fourth. 

The town is a veritable hive of energy. 
Many new buildings are being erected, with 
two large brick plants just ready to begin 
operation. Their two oil wells add much of 
interest to the place. We have a fine nucleus 
here for a good church. We have perhaps 
more than one hundred members in the town. 
A few of these have not forgotten the Lord in 
their search for wealth. Several months 
since, an effort was made to erect a building, 
which was greeted with a success superior to 
all expectations. The church is a brick 
veneer, and will seat 250 people. A good base- 
ment has also been arranged. Cost of the 
building was about $2,500; $500 loan had been 
arranged for with the Extension Board, and 
between three ,and four hundred dollars above 
this loan was needed. 

July 14 was the day set for dedication. It 
was an ideal day. The churches of the town 
dismissed their services and the house was 
soon filled, leaving many to go home. Eight 
hundred dollars was called for and the audi- 
ence reponded very readily, until $850 was 
secured, together with some other pledges 
which came later, making nearly $900. The 



Liver and Kidneys 

It is highly important that these organs 
should properly perform their functions. 

When they don't, what lameness of the 
side and back, what yellowness of the skin, 
what constipation, bad taste in the mouth, 
sick headache, pimples and blotches, and 
loss of courage, tell the story. 

The great alterative and tonic 



Gives these organs vigor and tone for the 
proper performance of their functions, and 
cures all their ordinary ailments. Take it. 



ladies had banked the rostrum with flowers, 
which was most beautiful. The Mahr Broth- 
ers, who are doing a banking business, have 
been among the foremost in the construction 
of this building, and among the most liberal 
donors. One of the Mahr Brothers will be re- 
membered as one of Missouri's young min- 
isters, being a pastor for some 12 years. 
Brother Roberts, who has been the "bishop" 
among us in that region, and has done most 
excellent work among the churches, was pres- 
ent and assisted in the services. However, 
it seems to have been generally accorded to 
Bro. W. L. Darland, who was chosen as their 
elder, the moving spirit in the construction of 
the building.' Brother Darland was one of the 
elders of the Oskaloosa. la., church during 
the five years the writer was pastor there. We 
much regretted that, on account of Sister 
Darland's failing health, he was obliged to re- 
turn north just before the dedication. Brother 
Darland was one of our pioneer preachers, 
but his age seems not to have impaired his 
usefulness, as at Tulsa he doubtless has ac- 
complished the best work of his life. We re- 
gretted very much in not meeting our old 
friend, Bro. H. D. Robertson, who is located 
not far from Tulsa. As a people we have 
many members moving into this part of the 
country. Now is the time for us to. do our 
best work there. D. A Wickizer. 

A 

Fourth District Illinois C. W. B. M. Con- 
vention. 

The annual C. W. B. M. convention of the 
fourth missionary district of Illinois was held 
in Lexington, 111., on the afternoon and eve- 
ning of June 23. Many who have attended 
previous conventions pronounced this one the 
best ever held in our district. 

The afternoon session began promptly at 
2 o'clock. The devotional exercises were lead 
by Mrs. George Dement, of Lexington. Mrs. 
Dement also gave the address of welcome 
giving the delegates a very cordial welcome 
to their little city. 

Following the devotional exercises was an 
excellent paper on "C. W. B. M. as an Organi- 
zation," written by Mrs. J. C. Davidson, of 
Eureka. Mrs. Davidson, being unable to be 
present the paper was read by Miss Anna E. 
Davidson. 

Next came a discussion of the question: "Re- 
solved ihat the work of the C. W. B. M. in the 
foreign field is of greater importance than the 
work in the home field." The question was 
affirmed by Mrs. Ethel H. Johnson, of Stan- 
ford, assisted by Mrs. Gertrude Gamble, of 
Gibson City, who told of the work in India. 
Mrs. J. N. Thomas, of Carlock.toldof the work 
in Jamaica. The orphanage work was pre- 
sented by Mrs. George Waddington, of Bloom- 
ington and the work in Mexico by Mrs. A. 
Martini, of Washburn. 

The negative was led by Miss Mary E. 
Monahan, of Saunemin. She was assisted by 
a member of the El Paso auxiliary, Mrs. M. L. 
Miller, who told of Negro Education and 
EvangelizatioD. Miss Barbara Young, of 
Pontiac, told of our work among the Chinese 
and Mountain Whites. Mrs. Helen Wright, of 
Normal, presented the work of our U. S. Bible 
chairs and Miss Mildred Campbell, of Bloom- 
ington, the work of state boards. 

The discussion was then closed by a ten 
minute paper by Miss Anna E. Davidson, of 
Eureka. In this paper we were shown that 
the work in each field was equally important. 

Mrs. Ada Granfield, of Cooksville, gave the 
next paper, telling "How We Started Our Aux- 
iliary, and Results." This paper, showing how 
from a very small beginning great results 
may be accomplished, was followed by a re- 
port of our young people's department by 
Miss Lola V. Hale, of Athens. 

Our district secretary. Miss Bertha Wagon- 
er next gave her report which was very en- 
couraging. Comparing this year's work with 
that of last year we find we have made a gain 
in membership, a gain in the number of "Tid- 
ings" read and a better attendance at the 
meeting. Our district was apportioned $1,000 



July 16, 1903 



THE • CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



79 



for the Burgess Memorial Fund, of which 
$655 09 has been paid. Eighteen auxiliaries 
were represented in the convention and $20 
raised for convention expenses. 

The evening session was opened by devo- 
tional services led by Miss Bertha Wagoner, 
of Normal. 

Miss Theta Radford, of Eureka, gave a fif- 
teen minute talk on "Our Special Work" in 
which she set forth the vast opportunities be- 
fore us in the Calcutta work and the import- 
ance of our grasping these opportunities. 

After Miss Radford's address came the clos- 
ing address of the convention by Mrs. Mary 
Pickens Buckner, of Macomb. In this address 
the speaker very ably told of the prime object 
of our organization as set forth in our constitu- 
tion. 

At the close of the evening session the 
ladies of the Lexington church gave an in- 
formal reception in their church parlors. 
This gave the delegates an opportunity of 
becoming acquainted with each other and all 
went to their homes feeling "It is good to be 
here." Ethel H. Johnson. 

Stanford, III., July 6, 1903. 

We desire to call attention to the report of 
the home board for June, published below. 
There are some matters for earnest thanks- 
giving and congratulation. First, during June 
there was a gain in the offering from the 
churches of $5,000. This compensates for the 
loss in the month of May. 

Another thing to be noticed is the loss in 
the offering from the Endeavor Societies and 
from individuals. This ought not so to be. 
The loss in special funds is accounted for in 
the fact that the home board made a special 
appeal last year for Jacksonville, Fla., which 
was not made this year. 

If this rate of gain can be continued for 
two months more, we are sure that the home 
board will go over the $100,000 line this year— 
a consummation devotitly to be wished. 

In the comparative statement for receipts 
for the entire missionary year, since Oct. 1, it 
is to be noticed that there is a net gain of 
$8,738.63, as compared with last year up to 
July 1. We earnestly hope that this rate of 
gain will be continued until the home board 
shall be able to sweep over the $100,000 line 
before the great convention to be held in De- 
troit in October next. We ought, . by all 
means, to do this to correct our previous neg- 
lect for this work of home missions. 

Comparative statement of receipts to the 
A. C. M. S. for the month of June. 



lini'j 



1903 



Gai 



Churches contributing: 


519 


662 


143 


C.E.S. 


25 


21. 


4 x 


S. S. 


29 


24 


5 x 


L.A. S. 




3 


3 


Individuals 


43 


30 


13 X 


Other contributions 


58 


21 


37 x 


Contributed by churches 


$9,860 77 $14,865 36 


$5,004 59 


" C.E.S. 


106 32 


68 81 


37 51 x 


" S.S. 


285 72 


342 82 


57 10 


" L. A. S 




13 00 


13 00 


" Individuals 178 50 


127 21 


51 29 x 


Interest 


1,090 06 


1,132 89 


42 83 


Annuity 




5,900 00 


5.900 00 


Special Funds 


371 56 


11 00 


360 56 x 


Other contributions 


354 32 


4 95 


349 37 x 



Total 
Loss x 



,247 25 $22,466 04 $10,218 79 



The number of churches contributing: this year and 
not last, 204. 

The number of churches contributing: an increased 
amount, 239. 

The number of churches contributing" a smaller 
amount, 156. 

The number of churches contributing the same 
amount, 13. 

Comparative statement of receipts to the 
A. C. M. S„ Oct. l.-June 30. 







1902 


1903 


Gain 


Churches contributing 




1 683 


1,759 


76 


C.E.S. " 




225 


147 


78 x 


S.S. 




520 


673 


153 


L. A. S. 




68 


133 


65 


Individuals 




353 


279 


74 x 


Other contributions 




229 


287 


5S 


Contributed by church 


es 


$28,737 66 $31,987 84 $3,250 18 


"' C. E. 


S. 


930 65 


620 85 


309 80 x 


" S.S. 




4,380 28 


6,365 83 


1,985 55 


" L.A. 


S. 


277 00 


654 95 


377 95 


" Individuals 759 35 


3,277 56 


518 21 


Interest 




3.156 70 


4,061 29 


904 59 


Bequests 




2,449 10 


2,919 08 


469 98 


Annuity 




22,400 00 


22,500 00 


100 00 


Permanent Fund 






1,900 00 


1,900 00 


Special Funds 




898 60 


644 96 


253 64 x 


Other contributions 




1,589 79 


1,385 40 
1676.317 76 


204 39 x 


Total 


$67,579 13 


$8,738 63 



Kentucky. 

The meeting at Glasgow, in which the reg- 
ular minister, W. M. Baker, was assisted by 
Mark Collins, of Lexington, closed with 21 
additions. 

Edgar D. Jones, who has done such efficient 
work at Erlanger, Boone Co., for several 
years, has resigned and accepted a call to the 
Franklin Circle Church in Cleveland, where 
he expects to begin work Sept. 1. We are 
sorry to lose him from "Old Kaintuck." 

S. Boyd White has resigned at Athens, Fay- 
ette Co., after a faithful service of several 
years. His successor has not yet teen 
chosen. 

E. L. Powell, of Louisville, is furnishing a 
series of interesting articles to the Louisville 
Times on his travels in Europe. He will be 
gone several months. 

Jos. D. Armistead, who has been preaching 
at Kirksville, Madison Co.. for some time, is 
now at work in his new field, Woodland St., 
Nashviile, where he recently accepted a call. 

H. B. Smith, of Sulphur, will assist J. Ran- 
dall Farris in a meeting at Oxford, Scott Co., 
next month. 

Yutaka Minakuchi, the young Japanese 
student who has been attending the College of 
the Bible for several years, was married on 
July 9 to Miss Olivia Buckner. of Paris. The 
secular papers have announced that he will 
take his Ph. D. at Harvard before returning 
to Japan. 

John A. Shishmanian, a son of a faithful 
missionary to Constantinople, George N. 
Shishmanian, was awarded second prize at 
the Kentucky Chautauqua Inter-Collegiate 
Oratorical Contest held in Lexington on July 
9. He represented Kentucky University. 
Four other colleges were represented. The 
first prize was won by the representative of 
Kentucky State College, Clark Tandy. 

We are much pleased with the new form of 
the Christian-Evangelist. 

Prof. B. J. Pinkerton, at one time connected 
with the Christian-Evangelist, has been 
added to the faculty of Campbell-Hagerman 
College for young women, Lexington. 

W. G. Eldred, of Rochester, has begun work 
with the church at Fulton, where he succeeds 
E. M. Waits. 

Wm. Phillips, of Lexington, with Horace 
Kingsbury as singer, recently closed an 
eleven days' meeting at Beattyville, which re- 
sulted in 33 additions. 

Our tenth district convention will be held 
this year at Richmond on Sept. 9, 10. 

President J. W. McGarvey will be one of the 
speakers at the county meeting to be held at 
Station Camp, Estier Co., en Aug. 22. 

E. J. Willis has resigned as general evangel- 
ist under the South Kentucky convention, and 
J. W. Gant, of Elkton, has been selected to fill 
the position until the close of the present 



year. H. A. Macdonald, of Cadiz, was also 
chosen to devote half time to evangelistic 
work in the Purchase district. 

Clarence H. Poage, of Princeton, will begin 
a meeting with the church at Bethany, 
Bracken Co., on July 18. 

E. W. Elliott, of Eminence, recently as- 
sisted W. F. Rogers in a meeting at Vine 
Grove, which resulted in 15 additions. 

G. P. Taubman, of Portsmouth, O., will as- 
sist E. K. Clarkson in a meeting at East 
Union, Nicholas Co., beginning July 26. 

The Summer Bible School, recently held at 
Hopkinsville, was a success and will be con- 
tinued each year. 

The Broadway Church, Lexington, is under- 
going repairs Services are now being held 
in Morrison Chapel. 

T. S. Tinsle3 r , of Louisville, has just dedi- 
cated the new church at Union, Bath Co. 

The meeting at Uniontown, in which T. T. 
Roberts, of Morganfield, assisted the minis- 
ter, J. W. Ligon, closed with 13 additions. 

We are glad to report 8 additions at Mid- 
way at regular services during the month of 
June. Geo. W. Kemper. 

Midway, Ky. 



C. W. B. M. in Missouri. 

The secretary enjoyed a delightful and it is 
hoped a profitable season with the auxiliary 
at Maryville, being with the sisters in their 
regular meeting at the handsome home [of 
Sister Storm. In spite of a steady downpour 
until 2:30 p. m., twenty-two braved the ele- 
ments and muddy roads to be there, and were 
refreshed by the good things prepared by" the 
leader for July, Sister J. W. Ray. in papers, 
talks and music, as well as by that offered by 
the genial hostess, for the inner woman. 

A) brief visit was made to Pickering/on 
prayer-meeting night, when two members and 
two Tidings were added to the auxiliary. 

Only six weeks are left to round up the 
year's work, and the}' promise to be exceedly 
trying ones, but, sisters, we must not falter be- 
cause of the heat. Let us remember?our~dear 
workers in India, Jamaica, Porto Rico'and 
Mexico. They are all in warmer ^latitudes 
than ours. Let not one auxiliary abandon Tits 
meetings. Do not let the tempter reach'you, 
with the heat for an excuse, nor with„any 
other thing. 

Now is the time for those to whomijmuch 
has been trusted to make large gifts to the 
Calcutta Mission. Is there not one.disciplejn 
Missouri close enough to God to ! hear ;;.our 
prayers for one or more large offerings to 
this most worthy plant? Are there,not,many 
who will send $25, $10 or $5 for it now? 

Mrs. L. G. Bantz. 

5738 Vernon Ave., St. Louis. 




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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



July 16, 1903 



The Sunday-School. 

July 26. 



SAUL REJECTED AS KING. 
1 Sam. 15:13=23. 



Read 1 Sam. Chapters 13-15. 

Memory Verses: 20-22. 

Golden Text.— To obey is better than sacri- 
fice. 1 Sam. 15:22. 

The Old Conflict Revived. 

There had been peace for some years be- 
tween Israel and their inveterate enemies on 
the south, the Philistines. After Saul had 
been king two years he made an attack on the 
Philistine garrison at Geba. The attack was 
apparently quite unprovoked. It was a sort 
of border raid, involving only three thousand 
men. Under the immediate command of 
Jonathan, the raid was successful, but it 
was a costly victory, for it was no very seri- 
ous blow to the Philistine power as a whole, 
and it only enraged a dangerous enemy. In 
retaliation the Philistines sent an army of 
overwhelming numbers, before which the 
Israelites fled in terror, some into the barren 
places of their own land and some across Jor- 
dan. 
Saul's Presumption, 

Saul was no coward. He had his faults, but 
that was not one of them. He did not run 
away when his people were in danger. Saul 
was at Gilgal and there he stayed, and many 
of the people came to him there, trembling 
with fear of the Philistines yet feeling some- 
how that there would be safety in Saul's pres- 
ence. It was an unconscious tribute to his 
real kingly qualities. 

Neither did Saul lack faith in Jehovah. He 
recognized that safety lay only in an appeal 
to divine aid. And so he waited at Gilgal for 
Samuel to come and offer a sacrifice. But 
Samuel did not come. Seven days Saul 
waited, while the terror of the people in- 
creased and the danger became every moment 
more imminent. Still Samual did not appear. 
Saul had no right to offer the sacrifice: that 
was the function of the priest or the prophet. 
But the peril was pressing and Saul dared not 
go out against the Philistines without seeking 
Jehovah's favor. So he called for the sacri- 
fices and offered them himself, thus disobey- 
ing God's command at the very moment when 
he was seeking His aid. 
A Mis-use of Prayer. 

Saul's sacrifice and prayer were of a sort 
not uncommon in our day. They were an at- 
tempt to persuade God, or almost to compel 
Him, to do Saul's will, instead of an expression 
of willingness on Saul's part to do his will. 
Saul had stirred up the Philistines quite un- 
necessarily and without making any adequate 
preparations to meet the counter-attack which 
he ought to have known would follow. He 
had rushed blindly and rashly into an enter- 
prise which he could not carry out, and when 
.the inevitable danger threatened, he rushed 
to the altar as if he would by sacrifice compel 
God to save him from the consequences of 
his own folly. Such prayers are common. 
But it is an abuse of prayer to consider it as 
giving license to recklessness and as absolving 
one from the duties of intelligent foresight 
and reasonable caution. To rush into un- 
necessary dangers, either physical or moral, 
expecting to call upon God for deliverance, is 
a presumptuous sin. It is the sin which Saul 
committed here and it is the sin which the 
tempter set before our Lord when he urged 
him to cast himself down from the pinnacle 
of the temple, relying on the hand of God to 
sustain him. 

The Beginning of Failure. 

But God sometimes answers even a pre- 
sumptuous prayer, perhaps not so much for 
the sake of the one who offers it as for the 
sake of the innocent persons who would be 
involved in the catastrophe. So Israel was 
delivered from the hand of the Philistines, but 
Samuel, the prophet, foretells the failure and 



fall of Saul's kingdom and the setting up of an- 
other dynasty. "But now thy kingdom shall 
not continue. Jehovah hath sought him a man 
after his own heart and hath appointed him 
to be a prince over his people, because thou 
hast not kept that which Jehovah commanded 
thee." The beginning of Saul's downfall 
dates from this hour. 

The Degeneration of Saul. 

Saul's faults now begin to show themselves 
more clearly and' more seriously. More and 
more Saul became the military dictator. 
Less and less did he understand the true 
meaning of Israel's history and the true place 
of religion in the national life. He became 
more arbitrary, more cruel, more headstrong 
and willful. One illustration of this was in 
his command to his men to eat nothing dur- 
ing a long day of battle. The command was 
faithfully obeyed by all who heard it. Only 
Jonathan disobeyed through ignorance, for 
when the order was given he had been away 
from the camp performing a feat of daring 
which was the chief factor in winning the 
victory that day. But Saul insisted that the 
death penalty should be inflicted upon his 
son because he had disobeyed a command 
which he had not heard. But the people who 
loved Jonathan, interfered and rescued him. 
They knew that Jonathan spoke the truth 
when he said, "My father hath troubled the 
land." It was characteristic of Saul that he 
put this command in the form of a curse upon 
anyone who should disobey, thus attempting 
to make God a party to his own arbitrary and 
foolish project. 

The Expedition Against Amalek. 

At the command of J ehovah, spoken through 
the prophet Samuel, Saul made an expedition 
against the Amalekites, who dwelt on the east 
side of Jordan and were troublesome neigh- 
bors to the trans-Jordanic tribes. The com- 
mand was that they be utterly exterminated, 
young and old, male and female, ox and ass. 
It was a harsh command, but those were 
harsh days and there were harsh people to be 
dealt with. In a cruel age God must use cruel 
instruments. 

But Saul did not follow out this command. 
It was not pity which moved him, for he slew 
the common people. It was perhaps a desire 
to bring back visible tokens of his victory, as 
the old Roman generals used to bring home 
captives to grace their triumphal processsions. 
So he saved the best of the cattle and sheep 
and brought home Agag, the king, alive. 

Sacrifice or Obedience. 

When Samuel questioned Saul about his 
course in bringing home the spoil of the 
Amalekites, his excuse was that they were in- 
tended for sacrifice to Jehovah. Very likely 
this was a false explanation, in part at least. 
But Samuel did not stop to discuss that point. 
Even if Saul really intended to sacrifice them, 
it was a plain issue between formal worship 
and the , spirit of obedience. Saul had ac- 
cepted the command to destroy as from Jeho- 
vah. And yet he had dared to substitute 
something which he thought would do just as 
well and would please himself better. Here 
was the clearest embodiment of that willful- 
ness which was Saul's fatal weakness. Not 
Thy will, but mine, was his motto. He be- 
lieved in Jehovah, but his sacrifices and 
prayers were bribes by which he would 
wheedle God into doing his will. He would 
disobey God by sparing the best of the Ama- 
lekites and their cattle, and would make it 
right by dividing the spoil with Jehovah. 

Samuel's rebuke was clear and firm. It is 
one of the high points of inspired wisdom un- 
der the old dispensation. "Behold to obey is 
better than sacrifice and to hearken than the 
fat of rams." In a later age it was to be re- 
vealed through Paul that obedience to law 
was not the highest category of religion. But 
for that earlier time the lesson that was need- 
ed was that formal worship and ritual per- 
formance can never take the place of obedi- 
ence. And it is needed also in this time, for 
until one has learned the sacredness of God's 
law he cannot pass on to the still higher con- 
ception of the gospel of God's grace. 



Corrections. 

Readers of the Sunday-school article in 
last week's paper were perhaps surprised to 
see the statement that "righteousness and 
prosperity are converted." What we wrote 
was that "righteousness and prosperity are 
connected"— and the compositor did the rest. 

A more serious error was caused by the 
omission of part of a sentence. It was said 
that the statement that Saul marshalled 300,- 
000 men of Israel and 30,000 men of Judah., in- 
dicates that the narrative was written after 
the division of the kingdoms. The intention 
was to state this as only one possible conclu- 
sion. The alternative is to assume that the 
line of cleavage between the northern and the 
southern tribes was already somewhat clearly 
marked and that when the division of the 
kingdom came it was only the political sepa- 
ration of two communities which had for a 
long time been conscious of having separate 
interests. It will be remembered that the 
division between Israel and Judah was even 
more marked at the beginning of the reign of 
David, who was king of Judah seven and a 
half years before he became king of Israel. 

Don't "Do It All." 

The business man superintending a Sunday- 
school cannot "do it all." And he oughtn't 
to, if he could. By just so much as he does 
what others might be doing, is he lessening 
his own usefulness and depriving the school 
organization of strength. It is harder to dele- 
gate your work than to do it yourself. It 
means studying others, knowing their capa- 
bilities, watching their growth, training 
them, testing them. But it means the organ- 
ized strength that is the secret of the pre- 
eminently successful Sunday-schools. Even 
in schools where the personality of the super- 
intendent is strongest, this principle will be 
found to hold good. John Wanamaker's fa- 
mous Bethany Sunday-school feels in every 
department the impress of its chief, as do his 
great stores. But in both school and stores 
his motto is, "Never do yourself what you 
can get some one else to do as well." You 
say there are no others in your small school 
or congregation you can depend on? Then 
you must make them. Hunt for rough dia- 
monds; trust them with a little work; add to 
their responsibility gradually but steadily, 
and don't be contented till you've trained up 
a corps of trusty, dependable associates. One 
caution: Don't do it half-way. It is ruinous 
to delegate a piece of work and then half do 
it yourself. In order that others may feel 
the responsibility, they must have the re- 
sponsibility. — Sunday-School Times. 

Do You Know What it Means 

to Cure Constipation? 

It means to turn aside and throw out of the 
body all the woes and miseries caused by a 
clogged up system, and they are many. Con- 
stipation means that the bowels are weak, so 
that they cannot keep up that constant motion 
the doctors call peristaltic action. When that 
stops passages cease, the blood begins to ab- 
sorb the poisons through the walls of the in- 
testines and thus disease is scattered every- 
where. Death often lays its foundation in 
this way. Torturing diseases like dyspepsia, 
indigestion, kidney troubles, liver complaints, 
heart disease, headaches and a hundred and 
one other complaints start that way. A cure 
must come through toning up, strengthening 
and invigorating the bowels. This can be 
easily, gently and permanently done by Ver- 
nal Saw Palmetto Berry Wine. It is a tonic 
laxative of the highest class. It builds up the 
bowels, restores the lost action and adds new 
life and vigor. Only one small dose a day 
will positively cure constipation of any de- 
gree by removing the cause of the trouble. 
Try it. A free sample bottle for the asking. 
Vernal Remedy Co., 19 Seneca Bldg., Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

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July 16, 1903 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



Midweek Prayer-Meeting 



By Frank G. Tyrrell. 

July 22., 



HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT COMFORTS. 
John 14:15-27; 15:26. 



Christian Endeavor. 

July 26. 



A MISSION STUDY OF SOUTH AFRICA. 
Luke 2:25=32. 



These promises of comfort brought no com- 
fort immediately to the sorrowing disciples. 
Their Master stood under an impending 
calamity; the Shepherd was about to be smit- 
ten, and the sheep scattered. Sorrow filled 
their hearts. Nevertheless, it was expedient 
for him to go away. Out of the dark dis- 
guise would come radiant joys. 

And they did; to those first disciples on Pen- 
tecost came a rapturous revelation. The 
days of their mourning were ended. They 
rejoiced in new life and courage and trium- 
phant faith. And from that day on, the 
sacred narrative recognizes the presence and 
power of the Holy Spirit. He is the Com- 
forter, the Advocate, the Helper. The Holy 
Spirit's reign was inaugurated on Pentecost: 
we still live under his sway, for he has never 
been taken from the earth. But are we al- 
ways the happy recipients of his comforting 
and sustaining power? 

1. The Holy Spirit bears witness of Christ. 
The followers of Christ could not think of his 
leaving them. Who would not have said, 
"Let Jesus Christ stay in the world until the 
last soul is saved; he must be here to direct 
the affairs of his kingdom. The world can- 
not spare him." And yet he declares that he 
must be the first to go. Well, he strengthens 
our hearts by promising the Holy Spirit, who 
will testify of him: so that after all, it will be 
as if he were still here, only he is not subject 
to the limitations of the flesh. 

Evermore this blessed Spirit has dwelt in 
the church. Her history attests his presence, 
and the ages reveal and extend his power. 
He brought to the remembrance of the apos- 
tles all that Jesus had told them. He quick- 
ened their mental faculties, and enabled them 
to comprehend the truth. Larger and fuller, 
day by day, grow the revelations of Jesus 
Christ, through the witnessing power of the 
Holy Spirit. 

2. By the Holy Spirit comes the assur- 
ance of forgiveness and adoption. No sinner 
in his right mind wants to be comforted in 
his sins. The whole process by which the 
sinner is convicted and converted is for his 
comfort and salvation. Every saved man 
ought to know that he is a child of God: that 
he lives in God; that should death smite him 
at any moment. 

3. The comfort of the Holy Spirit is tran- 
scendent. No other ministry can be substi- 
tuted for his: neither can his be dispensed 
with. When the church walked in the fear of 
the Lord, "and in the comfort of the Holy 
Spirit," it was multiplied; it was edified (Acts 
9:31J . We know how a human friend com- 
forts us; what sweet words he pours into our 
hearts. How far above all human comforters 
is the help of the Holy Spirit, for he has the 
words of Christ. When the minister stands 
by the black bier, and the mourners are 
sobbing about him, does he attempt to soothe 
with his own poor words? Involuntarily he 
breaks forth in the language of John 14, "Let 
not your heart be troubled." 

Study the word of God; for there you have 
the testimony of the Spirit. None are so well 
fitted to be guided and helped by him, as 
those who make his word their daily delight. 
He cannot dwell in a wicked and impure 
heart. Cleanse the mind. Bind the sacrifice 
upon the altar. Live with but one purpose,— 
to know God and Jesus Christ whom he hath 
sent. 

Prayer. 

May there be none of us O God, who are 
ignorant of Thy Spirit, or indifferent to him. 
Help us to honor Thee in receiving him, and 
yielding to him in all the events of life. May 
he fill the church, and empower it, and make 
it victorious. Enlarge our own hearts, that 
we may receive him in larger measure day 
by day, through Christ the Lord. Amen. 

Topic for July 29, The Duty of Apprecia- 
tion.-! Thess. 5:11-13: Matt. 26:6-13. 



South Africa is one of the newest and most 
promising mission fields. It is a region under 
Christian government and containing a large 
number of Christian people. But there are 
native tribes who need to be taught the gospel 
and there is a new and vigorous civilization 
springing up which needs the saving influence 
of Christianity to keep it from falling into 
bondage, to commercialism and practical mate- 
rialism. 

The early Dutch settlers in South Africa 
were a God-fearing people, and their descend- 
ants are men who love their Bibles and their 
church. But religion has been to them rather 
a possession to be kept than a message to be 
proclaimed, and they have not impressed their 
Christianity either upon their white neigh- 
bors or upon the native tribes. 

The late war, whatever may have been the 
right or wrong of it, has had the effect of 
bringing South Africa to the attention of the 
world, opening up a vast area to settlement 
under just laws and a stable government, and 
giving a tremendous impetus to commercial 
and industrial affairs. Henceforth South 
Africa is to be a part of the civilized world, 
not a far-off settlement on the frontier of an 
unknown continent. 

But the question that remains to be an- 
swered is: What kind of a civilization shall 
it be? Shall it be one in which Christian prin- 
ciples are dominant, or one in which Christ 
has no part? If Christianity is to be the 
corner stone of this new empire, then the 
time to lay that corner stone is while the 
structure is being begun. It is too late to put 
in a corner stone when the roof is going on. 
When Christianity goes into the old and set- 
tled civilizations, like those of China and 
India, it -has a problem of destruction and re- 
construction on its hands. In these new 
countries it has the inspiring task of seeing 
that the construction is right in the first place, 
so that there will be no need of the tedious 
and expensive processes of destruction and 
reconstruction. 

In this respect. South Africa as a mission 
field is like our own western states. It is new. 
It is growing. Good and evil forces are racing 
to secure the points of vantage in it. Every- 
thing depends upon promptness of action. 
While we hesitate, the enemy gets ahead of us 
and is in on the ground floor, where we ought 
to be. In these great fields where the seeds 
of new civilizations are springing up, the 
command is especially urgent, "What thou 
doest, do quickly." 

The Disciples of Christ have at present not 
a single minister or missionary in South 
Africa. Our Foreign Society would gladly 
send representatives there if it had the 
means. Preparations are under way for the 
establishment of an independent and, it is 
hoped, self-supporting mission in South 
Africa. Missionary work there will have this 
important advantage, that it can be conducted 
in the English language. 

Since the close of the Boer war, there has 
been a considerable stream of emigration to 
South Africa from Australia and New Zea- 
land. We have a considerable membership in 
these colonies, and many of our brethren 
have been among this number. But the 
Australian churches have not felt able to send 
a minister with these emigrants. A mission- 
ary from this country would, however, have 
their support and would find in South Africa 
the nucleus of a Christian community. 

DAILY READINGS. 

M. The Ethiopian Convert. Acts 8:26-40. 

T. The Means of Salvation. Isa. 53:1-12. 

W. The Wav of Salvation. John 3:1-21. 

T. The Message of Salvation. Mark 16:1-20. 

F. Mercy in Salvation. Isa. 55:1-13. 

S. Confessing unto Salvation. Rom. 10:1-21. 

S. Rejoicing in Salvation. Rom. 5:1-21. 



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— C. A. McDonald closed a two years' pas- 
torate at Kent, O., June 22, and began work at 
Coshocton, July 1. 

— B. F. Manire is visiting his daughter, Mrs. 
W. B. Young, at Fayetteville, Ark., and 
preaching as opportunity offers. 

— E. F. Mohan, of Shelbyville, Ind., and C. 
R. Hudson, of Franklin, Ind., are attending 
the summer School of Theology at Harvard 
University. 

—The church of Christ at Carneiro, Kan., 
wish a pastor for half time; a young man pre- 
ferred. Can pay $260 per year. Write A. W. 
Sheridan, elder. 

— S. D. Dutcher, pastor at Oklahoma City, 
O. T., desires to correspond with a good sing- 
ing evangelist at once. Address, Box 636, Ok- 
lahoma City, O. T. 

—Geo. E. Dew has accepted the call to the 
church at Neosho, Mo. The church has thus 
secured a good man, and Brother Dew has 
entered into an excellent field. 

—Last week the Foreign Christian Mission- 
ary Society, Cincinnati, Ohio, received $1,275 
on the annuity plan. The annuity fund of this 
society is rapidly approaching $200,000. 

— We regret to chronicle the death of the 
mother of Bro. H. H. Moninger, pastor at 
Steubenville, O. She was sixty years old and 
was ill only one week with appendicitis. 

— J. M. Van Horn, who resigned at Worces- 
ter, Mass., three weeks ago, has withdrawn 
his resignation at the earnest request of the 
whole church and will remain at Worcester. 

—The First Christian Church, Cedar Rapids 
has about 125 copies of " The Standard Church 
Hymnal," in very fair condition, which they 
would be glad to donate to some worthy 
church. F. J. Stinson, Pastor. 

—The church at Queensvilie, Ind., where 
Willis M. Cunningham ministers on the first 
Lord's day, and the church at Braytown, Ind., 
where he preaches on the fifth Lord's day, 
will both be improved within and without 
during the summer. 

— H. H. Moninger, of Steubenville, Ohio, 
writes: Our Children's day offering was 
$463.27. A part will go for foreign missions 
and a part for a local Sunday-school mission. 
We hope that next year the mission school 
will contribute for foreign missions. 

— L. A. Chapman, of Grand Valley, Ont., 
Can., is enjoying a respite from his labors by 
filling the pulpit of Charles Bloom, of Scio, N. 
Y., during the month of July. He finds the 
work there in good condition. The people 
say that Brother Bloom is one of the strong- 
est preachers in New York. 

—The second annual encampment of ;the 
West Texas Christian Churches will be held 
at Brady, Tex., July 28-Aug. 9. Last year 500 
people camped on the beautiful camp-ground 
and the Sunday services were attended bj» 
twice that number. For information address 
Arthur W. Jones, Comanche, Tex. 

—"Our friends will, no doubt, be glad to 
learn that an eight and a half pound daughter 
came to our house on July 9. I hardl3' think 
I will be able to hold any more meetings for a 
month. Both mother and child are doiDg well 
at present." Harold E. MoNSeR. 

Speed, Mo. 

— "We have two dates open for meetings be- 
tween now and Dec. 1. We could begin 
either from the first to the middle of August 
or from the first to the middle of September. 
Address us at Ohio, 111., where we are just be- 
ginning a meeting." 

Lawrence Wright and L. R. Smith. 

—On Friday evening, June 19, Bro. J. R. Mil- 
ler, our pastor at Granby, Mo., was ordained 
to the ministry with fasting, prayer and the 
laying on of hands. Dean W. J. Lhamon, of 
Columbia, preached the sermon, and W. F. 
Turner conducted the services. Brother Mil- 
ler is held in high esteem by the church and 
community. He will return to Lexington, 
Ky., in September to finish his education. 



—For the first nine days of July the foreign 
society received $7,761.26 for heathen missions, 
or a gain of $1,337.53 over the corresponding 
time one year ago. The Sunday-schools in- 
crease their offerings for this world-wide en- 
terprise each year. 

—"The fortieth annual meeting of the Min- 
isterial Association of the Disciples of Christ 
of eastern Ohio, will be held in Hiram, Ohio, 
Sept. 1-3, 1903. Let all members take notice 
and prepare to be present if possible. A good 
program will soon be ready for announce- 
ment." F. M. Green, Cor. Sec. 

Kent, Q. 

— E. S. De Miller has accepted the invita- 
tion of the Ontario board to continue a third 
year as provincial evangelist. Churches wish- 
ing his assistance should apply to Amos 
Tovell, corresponding secretary, Guelph, Ont. 
Brother De Miller is spending July at his 
home in Columbus, O., and expects to be 
ready for work Aug. 1. 

—The Hammett Place Church, St. Louis, 
will open a new braneh school at the corner 
of Prairie and Hebert Avenues next Sunday 
morning. The Hammett Place school con- 
ducts its mission Sunday-schools or branches 
of the main school holding their sessions at 
the same hour, instead of having afternoon 
missions according to the usual city custom. 

—The American Christian Missionary So : 
ciety received two annuities during the last 
week, one for $1,000 and the other for $500. 
The home board has received $23,000 on the 
annuity plan since the national convention at 
Omaha, Neb. This plan is growing in favor. 
Write for annuity booklet to Benjamin L. 
Smith, Cor. Sec, Y. M. C. A. building, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. 

— D. E. Dannenberg, who is now leading our 
young people in the student campaign move- 
ment, is visiting the churches and Endeavor 
Societies in different parts of the country un- 
der the auspices of the foreign society. He 
is a graduate of Hiram College and will go to 
the foreign field next year. He is a man of 
great enthusiasm and awakens a larger inter- 
est wherever he goes. 

—The faculty for the Christian Conservatory, 
which has just been established in Chicago, is 
now being formed, and there is an opening 
for a fine soprano singer and teacher, as well 
as for a man director. The director must be» 
a vocal teacher and a good singer, capable of 
conducting. It is preferred that he be inter- 
ested in the Christian church. Address Mr. 
Frank Felton, Christian Conservatory, corner 
of Monroe and Francisco Sts,. Chicago, 111. 

— H. G. Bennett, pastor at Carbondale, 111., 
called at this office last week and reported 
his church prospering. On July 5 a special 
service was held celebrating the first anni- 
versary of the dedication of the new building. 
During the past year $19,600 has been raised 
for all purposes, most of which was for the 
church debt, which is now all paid except 
$2,700, and that is partly covered by pledges. 
There has been a net gain of 40 in the mem- 
bership during the past year. 

— W. E. Harlow has resigned his pastorate 
at Springfield, Mo., to take effect Sept. 30, and 
will re-enter the evangelistic field at that 
time. He has been notably successful in the 
past, and even while holding a pastorate has 
found time to hold some remarkable meet- 
ings. One of the best was the recent meet- 
ing at Jacksonville, Fla., with nearly one hun- 
dred additions. Brother Harlow will be a 
valued and tried addition to our splendid 
corps of evangelists in the field. 

—The Metropolitan Church of Christ, Chi- 
cago, of which Charles Reign Scoville is pas- 
tor, was rendered homeless a few weeks ago 
by the burning of the People's Institute. The 
congregation is now meeting in a large tent 
seating about 2,000, located at the corner of 
Harrison Street and Irving Avenue. But this 
is only a temporary make-shift. The church 
has decided to build a permanent home 
worthy of itself and of the work which it pro- 
poses to do. A large lot has been bought on 
the corner of Oajjley Boulevard and Van Buren 
Street. The lot cost $30,000 and is partly cov- 
ered by store buildings and flats which bring 
an income of $160 a month. The building to 
be erected will include some rooms to be let 



for business purposes, which will insure a 
permanent income to the church. The build- 
ing will be equipped for institutional church 
work, will probably have a roof garden among 
other features, and will be open seven days 
and seven nights in the week. We look for 
great things under Brother Scoville's leader- 
ship. 

— B. B. Tyler, of the South Broadway 
Church, Denver, is preaching a series of short 
Sunday evening sermons which he calls the 
"Reason Why" series. The topics are: Why 
I believe in God the Father. Why I believe 
in Jesus as the Son of God and the Savior of 
men. Why I believe in the Bible as the 
supernatural book. Why I believe that Jesus 
will come again. Why I believe in the Resur- 
rection and the life eternal. Why I believe 
in the church. Why I believe in my fellow- 
man. 

—The steamship, "China," sailing from San 
Francisco, September 29, will have on board 
the following missionaries of the foreign 
society: M. B. Madden and wife and three 
children of Topeka, Kans., to Sendai, Japan; 
Dr. A. L. Shelton and. wife, of Oswego, Kans., 
for Nankin, China: Miss Rose T. Armbruster, 
of Springfield, 111., to Osaka, Japan; Dr. Susie 
C. Rijnhart, of Chicago, to Nankin, China, en- 
route to Tibet, and possibly three others. 
This is the largest number of our mission- 
aries ever sailed from the American shore on 
any one steamer. 

-Dr. C. L. Pickett and Irs wife, Dr. Leta M. 
Pickett, of Tecumseh, Nrh . have just been 
appointed medical missionaries by our for- 
eign society to Laoag, Philippine Islands. 
They will be associated with Hermon P. 
Williams and W. H. Hanna. They both 
graduated at Drake University, and after- 
wards both took a four years' course in a 
medical college and received their degrees. 
They are members of the University Place 
Church, Des Moines, la. They will sail from 
San Francisco on the S. S. "Hong Kong 
Maru," Sept. 19. Our work is prospering in 
the Philippine Islands above anything we had 
any right to expect. We now have a church 
in Manila and a native preacher. This church 
enjoys constant growth. 

—"We thought you would be pleased to 
know of the 'great day' at Muncie, Ind., at 
the first church. There has long been a debt 
hanging over our church, and our beloved 
pastor, T. A. Reynolds, recently secured 
pledges to liquidate a $7,000 note held by the 
bank. To celebrate the event of the burning 
of this note there was a fine musical program 
prepared and the auditorium handsomely 
decorated. At the close of the sermon nine 
were added to the fellowship, two by confes- 
sion. Then 'Aunt' Emily Adamson, a beloved 
charter member, performed the rite of burn- 
ing the note, while the congregation sang, 
■Praise God from whom all blessings flow." 
At night three others were added, one emin- 
inent lawyer of some 70 years made the good 
confession. At this same service the church 
voted our pastor a six weeks' vacation on full 
salary and given a substantial purse." 

C. C. Pavey. 

— The college ofjthe Disciples at St. Thomas, 
Ontario, is in need of a principal for the com- 
ing session beginning Oct. 1, school year last- 
ing six months. This college has been doing 
an excellent work in preparing young men 
for the ministry and young men and women 
for efficient Christian work. Its curriculum 
embraces English, Latin, Greek and Hebrew, 
also science, philosophy and other branches. 
The principal must be a man consecrated and 
enthusiastic, of thorough education, and effi- 
cient also in gathering students and soliciting 
funds, and he may require for the present to 
supplement his salary by preaching for some 
neighboring church or churches. A broad 
field is open for this school, it being the only 
one our people have in Canada. Apply at 
once with references and stating experience 
and salary expected to R. W. Ballah, Box 601, 
St. Thomas, or to John Campbell, "Erie 
Mills," St. Thomas. 

—We learn trom the Christian Standard that 
our venerable brother, J. H. Lockwood, of Cin- 
cinnati, has departed this life. He was a charter 
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Society, and his face was familiar to those 
who attended our national conventions. He 
was always quiet, genial, full of the Holy 
Spirit and faith. We can well believe what 
the Christian says, that "In all the Cincinnati 
region no man was so universally loved 
among all the brethren as J. H. Lockwood." 
In May the editor of this paper met him at a 
public meeting in Cincinnati, when he looked 
as well as ever, and we remarked on his per- 
petual youthfulness. But it has pleased God 
to call his servant home, to rest. Blessed is 
the memory of such a man. 

— Madison A. Hart writes as follows about 
William Woods College: "For a year I have 
noted the character of the work being done in 
William Woods College. Well may those who 
have given money, time and prayers for the 
success of this worthy institution feel that 
they have not given and offered petitions in 
vain. It is an honor to the brotherhood and is 
worthy of the patronage of those who would 
have their daughters educated in the noble 
art of living and serving. President Jones is 
well fitted for his responsible position. He 
has the confidence of every one and is doing 
all in his power to increase the usefulness of 
this growing college. Those who are inter- 
ested in the development of young woman- 
hood and the onward march of truth should 
respond to the appeal made for the proposed 
building which will add much to the useful- 
ness of tne institution." 

—Brother A. F. Armstrong, of North Waco, 
Tex., writes to ask us to refer him to "a Bib- 
liography of works on the home training of 
children and family worship." The inquiry 
is of such importance and concerns so many 
people that we take the liberty of mentioning 
the request here and of asking any of our 
readers who can do so to mention a few good 
books on these subjects. This will not only 
accommodate Brother Armstrong, but a large 
number of others who are feeling more deeply 
the necessity for the religious training of 
children in the home. We are devoutly 
thankful that such a feeling is manifesting it- 
self, and we shall be glad to do what we can 
to foster it and to assist in the good work. A 
long list of books is not necessary, but two or 
three of the best works on the subject, by a 
number of readers, would be very helpful, 
and we shall be glad to prirrt the same. 

—A minister of the gospel, of fine character 
and ability, who for years has been seeking 
a pulpit among us, writes: "I am still preach- 
ing the Christian gospel to the Presbyterian 
people here, and strangely enough they take 
it gladly." After all that is not so strange, for 
the great religious bodies of the day hold 
much more truth in common than any one of 
them perhaps is aware of. Christ's prayer 
for the unity of his people is being fulfilled 
before our eyes, and many of us fail to recog- 
nize what is being done. "It is the Lord's 
work and it is marvelous in our eyes." Let 
no one suppose that nothing is being done in 
the direction of Christian union, if outward, 
organic union is not taking place. There 
was a vast amount of preparation necessary 
before such a thing was possible, and that 
preparation is going steadily forward. We 
may hasten it or retard it, but we cannot per- 
manently hinder it. 

— Bro. W. H. Hook, of Mexico, Mo., writes 
that he has read the Editor's address on 
"Church Federation," and says he likes it in 
the main, but that there are some things in it 
he is "afraid of." In the address it was stated 
that "A few years ago one of our St. Louis 
churches established a mission in a certain 
part of the city; the mission was prosperous, 
but in a little while another religious body 
planted a mission of its own within a block or 
two of ours and divided the school and church 
attendance. Local federation might have 
prevented this unchristian way of doing the 
Lord's business, but we had no remedy." 
Now Brother Hook wants to know that if the 
religious denomination referred to had plant- 
ed its mission first, whether local federation 
would have kept Us out. Under the same 
conditions that existed, we ought to have been 
kept out by federation, if not by common 
Christian courtesy and comity, because there 
were needy fields all round about where mis- 



sions could have been planted without inter- 
fering in the least with that field. Our mis- 
sionaries in foreign lands all observe this 
principle of comity. We do not establish a 
mission beside that of another religious body, 
but go- to a field that is unoccupied: Why 
should not we observe the same principle 
here, as long as there are needy and unoc- 
cupied fields? This is far from saying, how- 
ever, that we ought not to go into any town 
where other churches are at work, for in near- 
ly every community there is an element of 
the people that is waiting for us and we have 
a mission to them. But destitute fields should 
always have the preference. Our brother 
says: "I am just a little afraid of federation." 
In that respect he is just like a great many 
good people in all the religious denomina- 
tions. The friends of federation find their 
chief obstacle to be that fear on the part of 
the various denominations, lest their particu- 
lar cause will suffer from any united effort. 
But we who plead for union and co-operation 
ought to fear nothing but the surrender of 
truth and our honest convictions, and federa- 
tion asks for no such surrender. We thank 
Brother Hook for carefully reading the ad- 
dress and for his courteous criticism. When 
he sees what we have stated above, that fede- 
ration involves no compromise of the truth, 
he will be among its staunchest friends and 
advocates. 



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Correspondence 



Washington Letter. 

The capital is getting down to summer con- 
ditions. Ninety-seven in the shade July 3 
means business. The exodus to mountain 
and seaside has fairly begun. Wesley's 
bicentennial and the glorious Fourth had 
their proper consideration. The postal scan- 
dals and prospect of complications with Rus- 
sia received all necessary notice. The doings 
of King Peter and Sir Thomas Lipton of the 
Blue Hen state and "the dark and bloody 
ground" have been duly discussed. Now for 
the dies caniculares. Old Sol and the festive 
mosquito. 

What a fine season is the "good old summer 
time" for doing good? Those who go forth 
on their holiday recreation find many oppor- 
tunities to let their light shine, and those who 
tarry by the stuff are not without unusual 
privileges in the church and community 
where they dwell. In season and out of 
season, is the scripture motto. Too many, 
when they go away from home for rest, are 
like the little girl in the prayer before her 
visit to the Hub: "Good-bye God. good-bye 
Jesus Christ, I am going to Boston to-mor- 
row!" A young lady recently added to the 
Vermont Avenue Church, went for her vaca- 
tion to a northern city where we had no repre- 
sentation. On the first week of her stay 
there she put a notice in one of the papers, 
asking that any disciples in the city would 
communicate with her. Several found her 
out, and in finding her, found each other, be- 
gan soon to meet for the breaking of bread, 
and now there is a strong church in that 
great center of population. It is not always 
summer, and many have been compelled to 
cry, "The summer is past, the harvest is 
ended, and my soul is not saved." To every 
one the Lord presents good days and good 
openings ripe for service, as to Amos of old 
when he said, "Behold a basket of summer 
fruit." 

Among the inviting places for thought and 
rest and useful work during the hot season is 
Bethany Beach on the Delaware Coast. It is 
readily reached from Philadelphia or Balti- 
more by either Pa. or B. & O. to Rehoboth, 
Delaware. It is a resort for the Disciples by 
the seaside, and there are cottages and hotels 
and a summer assembly. Gospel meetings 
are to be held in the tabernacle from July 
26-31 by evangelists W. J. Wright and J. A. 
Hopkins. August 2-16 will be the assembly. 
Missionary day. Christian Endeavor day, 
Sunday-school day, temperance day. woman's 
day, and patriotic day are some of the great 
days. Lectures by Herbert Yenell, G. P. 
Rutledge, E. B. Bagby, T. E. Cramblet. and 
others: sermons and Bible lectures by B. A. 
Abbott. H. C. Kendrick, W. S. Hoye, J. W. 
West, Andrew Wilson, and others: concerts 
and elocutionary entertainments, and many 
other good things. Nine new cottages are 
going up. the board walk is nearing comple- 
tion, and the pavilion under way. 

Come and see the works of the Lord who 
made the sea and all that therein is, who lay- 
eth the beams of his chambers in the waters. 
Our Master loved the seaside, and his first 
disciples were fishermen. People living in- 
land know but little about the ocean, only 
what comes to them in the rain and tempests. 
They are like some Christians who dwell far 
from the great sea of God's infinite love, 
catching only the droppings of his grace and 
joy and truth. They need to draw near to 
hear what the wild waves are saying in their 
ceaseless .ebb and flow, "Thy way is in the sea 
and thy path in the great waters!" It is the 
sublimest of all music. Well might Xeno- 
phon's ten thousand cry out in their joy: 
•'Thalassa! Thalassa!" the sea! the sea! 

W. L. Harris, of Bristol, Term., takes the 
place made vacant by the death of the 
lamented Kimmel, and has already entered 
upon his work. He is a native of Normal, 
111., and was educated in the public schools of 
Lincoln, Neb., and in Cotner and Drake. His 
first charge was Dixon, 111., and he afterward 



preached in Nebraska. For the past year he 
has been located at Bristol, Tenn., and did 
excellent service there, adding 164 to the 
church. He is thirty-one years of age and 
has a wife and two children. The church 
at Whitney Avenue is wide-awake, united, 
and thoroughly in earnest, and should make 
rapid progress under the leadership of their 
new pastor. Kimmel Hall, their new addi- 
tion to the house of worship, will be pushed 
and is greatly needed for their Sunday-school 
and other services. 

An ordination service of unusual interest 
took place at the Vermont Avenue Church 
Sunday, July 5. John McDonald Home, of 
Mt. Pulaski, 111., was set apart formally to 
the work of the ministry. Brother Home re- 
cently completed a course of four years at 
Eureka. He married in September last one 
of our best young women, Miss Goldie Gideon, 
who is herself quite equal to good pulpit serv- 
ice in case he needs a substitute. He takes 
the church is Brockton, Mass., a town near 
Boston, of 50,000 people, where we have 75 
members. It is gratifying to see our capable 
young western preacher entering this eastern 
field, especially New England. There never 
were better opportunities, nor more satisfac- 
tory results for faithful and intelligent labor. 
It is painful to notice how many of our preach- 
ers are getting away from the duties of the 
ministry and entering upon lines of secular 
service, while here are great fields and a sad 
lack of laborers to gather the harvest. There 
is point inJGeorge MacDonald's little poem: 

I said, "I willjwalk in the fields." God said, 

"Nay: walk in the town." 
I said, "There are no flowers there." He said, 

"No flowers, but a crown." 

I said, "But the fogs are thick, and clouds 

Are veiling the sun." 
He answered, "But hearts are sick, and souls 

In the dark undone." 

I said, i'But the skies are black: there is 

Nothing but noise and din." 
And He wept as He led me back. "There is 
more," 

He said, "there is sin." 

I said, "I shall miss the light, and friends will 

Miss me, they say." 
He answered, "Choose ye to-night if I must 

Miss you, or they." 

I pleaded for time to be given. He said, 

"Is it hard to decide? 
It will not seem hard in heaven, to have 

Followed the steps of your guide." 

Our efficient and faithful M. E. Harlan has 
been getting some free advertising. He and 
Dr. Henson have been interchanging views 
on the union question. Then a reference of 
his to a well-known Salvation Army hymn 
called forth a holy remonstrance from that 
guardian of public morals and regulator of 
the pulpit which we call the press. The 
Brooklyn Eagle writes freely of the "Harlan 
horror," and our pious Washington Post feels 
called upon to devote an editorial to this way- 
ward divine. Both papers had to back down 
from their hasty statements. And now here 
comes the Pulpit Treasury with Harlan's 
picture, and an excellent sermon on "The 
Authority and Significance of the Communion 
Service." Our Brooklyn preacher is all right. 

Our Christian Endeavor union, consisting 
of the Christian Endeavor societies of our 
four churches here, has just finished paying 
for the lot for our fifth church. It is to be a 
Christian Endeavor church. The location is 
in the southeast section of the city, and im- 
mediate steps will be taken to erect a house 
of worship. We expect within a year to have 
another center of religious activity at the 
Capital. The Ninth Street Church gave their 
good pastor a large reception on the evening 
of June 26, in honor of his tenth wedding an- 
niversary. The youthful couple moved down 
the aisle of the church in the old way to the 
strains of the wedding march, escorted by ten 
little girls, "one for each year." There were 
decorations and music and a joyous multitude 
and a set of Haviland china and a very hand- 
some bride and groom, and "many happy re- 
turns!" What times these preachers have! 

F. D. Power. 



A Hero and a Heroine. 

At the Presbyterian parsonage I recently 
attended a reception tendered to Mr. and Mrs. 
Dryer, who will soon return to China. There 
is nothing remarkable in such a statement 
because the missionaries come and go all the 
time, but these two have interested me very 
much. They passed through the awful ex- 
periences at Shansi during the Boxer rebel- 
lion, and now after a furlough, just as soon as 
it is practicable for them to return, they turn 
their faces seaward en route to China. 

They were dressed as they appear at work, 
in Chinese costume, and presented a pic- 
turesque appearance before a congregation, 
young and old, that crowded the spacious 
building. The people listened with deep in- 
terest to a modest recital of some of their ex- 
periences in the heart of the land of Con- 
fucius. The real hero never boasts of what 
he has done: modesty is a part of the heroic 
spirit. 

For forty-five days on their journey to the 
sea coast the dangers were many, and when 
the sea coast was reached the party had to 
be carried, they were broken down com- 
pletely in body and spirit. What they passed 
through cannot be told by human tongue, and 
yet, like the hero Paul, "none of these things 
move" them— they count not even life dear so 
that they might publish the name of Christ 
to the perishing heathen, of whom one thou- 
sand an hour pass out into the hereafter 
without the knowledge of him whose blood 
cleanses from sin. 

The wife of this devoted missionary said 
that in going back they would feel repaid if 
they led one soul into light out of the unut- 
terable heathen darkness— repaid for all that 
they had suffered in the days when men, 
women, and even little children were slaugh- 
tered, nearly two hundred of them, slaugh- 
tered ruthlessly without a reason under 
heaven, save the very heathenism which 
stands as a great blot on our maps, and as a 
rebuke to "Christian" nations. 

One cannot but admire such spirits, because 
in their lives one gets a glimpse of the hero- 
ism which marked the apostles as they took 
their lives in their hands and confronted men 
more savage than the wild beasts of the 
forest. They were stoned and left for. dead, 
they were tortured, they were sawn asunder, 
but God's wonderful gospel lived, and will 
live, for it is vital, quick and powerful, and it 
shall now in China accomplish God's will. 
China shall yet bloom and blosom as the rose 
— it shall be rescued. Dr. Joseph Edkins, the 
nestor of missionaries, said to me in that in- 
teresting land: 

"There may be other troubles, but China 
will emer ge from the trialTpurified an d ad- 
vanced: the only thing thatjcan do it is the 
gospel." 

This hero and heroine, interesting from 
their experiences, and devoted even unto the 
point of daring, teach a higher lesson. 

It makes one wish that all might catch a 
great vision of the real meaning of life. There 
are many churches among us which need this 
vision. There are men and women, nominal 
numbers, posing as leaders who are strangers 
to such a line of thought. The heavenly vi- 
sion full of glorious light has never touched 
either their minds or hearts, and judging from 
the meager returns for world-wide missions 
many are wrapped in the mantle of pharisaic 
selfishness, while the great world moves on 
toward death. 

There are rich people who are ignorant of 
the needs of the world. To tell them that 
there are 500.000,000 Christless women in the 
world may wake a little shudder, but the 
spasm soon disappears. 

There are many who are not fully per- 
suaded that life is worth living because they 



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feel not the thrill of divinity stirring within. 
Ask those who suffer most from the contra- 
diction of sinners; ask those who see in man 
the image of God, marred but capable of be- 
ing restored. These are they who lift the 
world toward God and light divine. Thank 
God for our toilers, unselfish and true, at home 
and abroad. They are like-minded with Christ, 
who said: "My Father worketh hitherto and 
I work." Arthur M. Growden. 

The Modern Gideon, or the Evolution of 
the Traveling Man. 

It has been said that thirty years ago the 
average traveling man was regarded as a 
"bummer," twenty years ago he was known 
as a "drummer," ten years ago he was looked 
upon as a plain traveling man, but to-day 
thousands of them are known as active Chris- 
tian men. 

Four years ago two travelers chanced to 
meet in a humble tavern in Boscobel, Wiscon- 
sin. By reason of limited accommodations, 
they were obliged to occupy the same room 
for the night. Upon retiring to their room 
each learned that the other was a follower of 
the lowly Nazarene. That night they prayed 
together, and agreed that Christian traveling 
men ought to have some means of ready rec- 
ognition. On the following day each went his 
way, but in a few weeks they met again on 
the streets of Beaver Dam. They talked of 
their previous meeting and planned for a 
meeting of larger significance later at Wauke- 
sha. They met as per agreement and talked 
and prayed together. The necessity for an 
organization such as they desired was now so 
evident that they issued a call to all who were 
in sympathy with the movement to meet at 
Janesville as per date of announcement. 

There were seven (God's significant number 
for starting great things) present at the 
Janesville meeting. They here completed 
the organization begun at Waukesha, chose a 
name from the story recorded in the 6th chap- 
ter of Judges, and thus the "Gideons" were 
born. S. E. Hill, of Beloit, and J. H. Nichol- 
son, of Janesville, were the promoters and 
recognized leaders in the new movement. The 
first annual meeting was called for Wauke- 
gon. Christian traveling men on every hand 
rallied to the new cause, and more than 600 
members were reported at the first national 
meeting. 

Enthusiasm and hearty Christian service 
have pushed the work of the "Gideons" into- 
all parts of the land. At the second annual 
meeting held at Madison, more than 1,600 
members were reported. Long ere this they 
had begun publishing "The Gideon," a maga- 
zine issued quarterly for the dissemination of 
Gideon news, and this has been an important / 
factor in the movement. The third national 
meeting was held at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an,d 
about 2,300 members were reported. No 
movement ever received a more willing sup- 
port from any class of men. Its chief objects 
are "fraternity and recognition," and this to 
the end that the kingdom of God may be ex- 
tended. 

The fourth national convention was held at 
Indianapolis on July 3, 4 and 5, 1903. A memV 
bership of 3,220 was reported — a gain of about\ 
1,000 for the last year. About 250 delegates \ 
were present to transact business for the 
future of the great work that seems to have 
only begun. On Lord's day, July 5, the morn- 
ing services at fifty-five of the churches of In- 
dianapolis were conducted by "Gideons." 
More than a score of conversions was re- 
ported. The entire city received a spiritual 
quickening because of these meetings. The 
weather was depressingly warm, but the ardor 
of these Christian workers was not to be 
quenched. During their meetings of Friday 
and Saturday they planned and prayed to- 
gether. This is a glorious means of further- 
ing the cause of unity among God's people. 
They sang spiritual songs, and the exhortations 
and testimonies sprang from hearts that were 
on fire for God. The all-day business session 
of Saturday was punctured with bursts of 
praiseful song, prayers, "hallelujahs," "praise 
the Lord," "amens," and withal an immense 
amount of business was transacted — a revis- 



ion of the constitution and by-laws was com- 
pleted. At this meeting many of the state 
chairmen reported the organization of one or 
several "state camps"— local organizations, 
but under the jurisdiction of the head camp 
at Chicago. 

The Gideons found time to hold numerous 
"street meetings," and seemed to be "diligent 
in season and out of season." The venerable 
John V. Farwell, of Chicago, was in constant 
attendance, and his wise words, expressed in 
brief talks, were gladly received and appreci- 
ated. A score or more of states were repre- 
sented. Delegates were present from New 
Jersey and California. The great praise serv- 
ice in Tomlinson hall on Sunday afternoon 
will long be remembered. One brother said, 
"I have been at Ocean Grove, but this is 
better." 

The Ladies' Auxiliary (wives of the Gid- 
eons) was present to enjoy the meetings. It 
is evident to even a casual observer that a 
new and mighty religious force has sprung 
up. It was born of God through the prayers 
of men who are anxious to see his righteous- 
ness fill the whole earth. 

George W. Hootman, No. 1044, 

Eureka, III, 



Did I Do Right? 

In the early part of our civil war I was 
called on to attend the funeral of one of the 
first of the boys who was not to return to his 
home again. It was some twenty miles from 
my home. It was a thickly settled rural dis- 
trict, quite destitute of religious privileges. 
There were four families which were in sym- 
pathy with the Christians, who wanted me to 
come and preach to them as often as I could. 
The result was a Christian church of some 
fifty members, with a comfortable chapel. 
My health failing after three years, I dropped 
my appointments; only occasionally, as to at- 
tend a funeral. Since then, Methodists, Dis- 
ciples and occasionally a Christian preacher 
has preached for them. 

Three months ago I was with them. I 
found a few of three or four kinds; a good 
school, with occasional preaching. I told 
them that all those who loved the Savior and 
wanted to see his life promoted in the com- 
munity constituted the body of Christ— the 
church in that place. 

I advised them to organize as such; to be 
governed by the word of God as they under- 
stood it, in the fellowship of the spirit to do 
Christian work as thou needest, and grow in 
grace and the knowledge of the truth. 
1 Did I do right? S. M. Fowler. \ 

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who loved the Savior and wanted to see his 
life promoted in the community," without 
clear and definite instruction as to the faith of 
the gospel, and without a certain knowledge 
of what that faith required of them in the way 
of obedience and life, would not be much of a 
force for good in the community. It would 
lack that unity, vigor and aggressiveness, 
which come from conscious conformity to 
God's revealed will.— Editor.] 



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New Church at Franklin, Ind. 
Dedication at Franklin, Ind. 

The beautiful, commodious, new Christian 
Church of this city was yesterday dedicated 
to the work of the Lord amid the most appro- 
priate and interesting services. The new 
house of worship is a thing of marvelous 
beauty, being erected entirely of stone, the 
foundation is one blue limestone with the 
walls of buff Bedford stone trimmed in Ken- 
tucky white limestone. The estimated cost 
of the building when completed is $25,000 and 
of this amount nearly two-thirds has already 
been paid off, while the remainder was yes- 
terday arranged for by pledges to the amount 
of more than $10,000. Under the leadership 
of Rev. Zack. T. Sweeney, of Columbus, Ind., 
the people seemed anxious to assist in the un- 
loading of the church debt. 

Bro. Sweeney preached the dedicatory ser- 
mon to a multitude of people which more 
than filled the entire church, which has a 
seating capacity of nearly 1,500. Special music 
was presented by the church choir of 25 voices 
under the leadership of Prof. Oscar Sears 
Storey of this city. In a short sermon Bro. 
Sweeney demonstrated that this church had, 
like the apostle Paul, passed through the 
stages of the "promise" in which the church 
existed only in the minds of the few who 
were backing the movement for a new 
church; the stage of "preparation" in which 
the ground was broken and the evacuation 
begun; third, the stage of "Prophecy," in 
which the architect decided that the building 
should be of stone rather than brick and that 
it should be beautifully frescoed and decorated 
in tasty manner; and fourth, the stage of 
••proclamation," in which he proclaimed that 
the church was completed and that it was a 
marvel to the human eye. Brother Sweeney 
then stated to the congregation the amount 
needed to free the church of debt and pro- 
ceeded at once to the taking of pledges, which 
were most heartily given, the remarkable 
feature being that the members in only com- 
fortable conditions were anxious to help. 
When the pledges were lowered to the class 
of $25 or less, 20 minutes were taken up en- 
tirely by the people present making pledges 
as fast as the two clerks could make note of 
them. The pledges were given with a freer 
hand and more happiness than ever before 
known in 1 this city. 

At four o'clock a union communion service 
was given, Rev. Charles R. Hudson, the reg- 
ular pastor, being assisted by Rev. L. P. 
Marshal, of the local Presbyterian Church, 
and Rev. J. H. Garrison, of St. Louis, Mo., the 
individual communion sets being used for the 
first time in the history of this city. 

At 8 o'clock the evening service of the diay 
•was attended by more people than could find 
seats in the house many being compelled to 
leave while many others stood during the en- 
tire program to hear Rev. J. H. Garrison, who 
held the closest attention of the large audience 
for one hour, while he delivered one of the 
finest sermons that has been heard in this 
city in many a day. At the close of his ad- 
dress Brother Garrison stated that as the 
amount pledged in the morning was yet a few 
dollars short, the opportunity would be ex- 
tended to any of those present to make any 



Charles R. Hudson, Pastor. 

pledge they felt like stating and with a rush 
the pledges came in until about $1,000 was 
raised, when the meeting was dismissed by 
the pastor, C. R. Hudson. The day was a 
most profitable one. Arthur R. Owens. 



To the Kansas Brotherhood in Behalf of 
the Churches in the Flooded District. 

Dear Brethren and Sisters.— You are 
all aware that an awful calamity has befallen 
our churches, as well as those of the denomi- 
nations, in the flooded district along the Kan- 
sas river. Those of our churches most se- 
verely afflicted are the ones at North Topeka, 
Perry, North Lawrence, Aigentine and Ar- 
mourdale in Kansas City, Kansas. 

The superintendent of missions has visited 
three of these places, and made diligent in- 
quiry of the preachers of the other two. The 
situation in many respects is appalling and 
simply beggars description. In North To- 
peka the water was five feet deep in the 
church building. The furniture, including 
the organ, seats, etc., was ruined and many 
windows broken. In addition to this the en- 
tire membership was more or less affected, 
the majority losing everything. 

At Perry their new building was about half 
completed. Some of the material was washed 
away, and many families rendered homeless. 

The church building at North Lawrence 
was not in the flood, but fully fifteen families, 
composing the larger part of the m ember- 
ship, was in the flooded district. All lost 
their crops, many lost their homes and every- 
thing in them. 

At Argentine we have no building of our 
own, yet some of the best paying families 
were rendered penniless. 

At Armourdale che sight makes one heart- 
sick. In company with T. A. Abbott, the 
secretary of Missouri, the superintendent 
visited the scene on July 6. The building, 
a large frame in a good location, is a wreck. 
The water had been fourteen feet deep in the 
building. The entire floor with the pews and 
all other furniture had fallen into the base- 
ment, and was covered with tons and tons of 
mud. The west side of the house bulged out 
and the foundation at this place was ruined. 
It will require at least $1,200 to put this build- 
ing and furniture in as good shape as it was 
before the flood. 

The churches in Kansas City, Mo., are help- 
ing nobly in this work at Armourdale. A 
committee from the First Church in Kansas 
City, Mo., has been appointed and is doing a 
telling work, but we should not expect these 
brethren to do it ail. Our brethren in Kansas 
City, Mo., have already raised more than $15,- 
000 for flood sufferers. 

In all these churches, notwithstanding their 
pitiful condition, the brethren are brave and 
hopeful. In every case where a regular min- 
ister was employed, he is staying with his 
flock and sharing the losses and burdens. 
But so many of these brethren are helpless. 
At the very best they can barely house their 
families and get ready for winter, not to 
speak of their repairing their houses of wor- 
ship and maintaining preaching. 

The other churches are aiding their own in 



this dire extremity, and our brethren are 
looking to us. Shall they look in vain? Strong 
men with tears which they struggled to con- 
ceal said, "We want our brethren to help us 
repair our church buildings, and maintain 
preaching until we partly recover our loss. 
We will care for our families." 

Brethren and sisters, let us heed this heart- 
rending appeal from our brethren in this time 
of distress more terrible than the Galveston 
horror. Money is needed. It is needed now. 
The present need of clothing is supplied. 
Send all money to our treasurer, A. Rosalea 
Pendleton, Topeka, Kan. Mark it for the 
"Flood Fund." We should receive $2,000 in 
the next thirty days. For humanity's sake 
and for Christ's sake, let our response be 
quick and generous. 

It should be stated that money raised for 
the above purpose will not be counted on the 
regular apportionment for Kansas. That 
w ould not be helping our brethren bear their 
burdens, it would be simply shifting our own 
and placing a burden on our state work which 
it is not able to bear. 

Fraternally yours, 

Milton Brown, Pres. K. C. M. S. 

W. S. Lowe, Supt. K. C. M. S. 

A 

A Heart Thought. 

Dear Brother Garrison: Have just read 
your announcement for the fortieth anniver- 
sary of the Christian-Evangelist. I have 
not been able to preach since December, 
having at that time resigned the pastorship 
of the East Side Church in this city. I expect 
to commence preaching again in September. 

The first work I did when I left school was 
for the Evangelist, as it was then called, and 
edited by Daniel Bates, at Fort Madison, la. 
I was most intimately acquainted also with 
Bro. A. Chatterton, who followed Brother 
Bates as editor, also with Prof. G. T. Carpen- 
ter, who became editor after Brother Chatter- 
ton. I have been a subscriber from its first 
issue until the present time. I do not think 
you have or ever had a subscriber or friend 
who has followed your whole editorial life 
with more interest and Christian affection 
than he who pens these lines. Your announce- 
ment that the Christian-Evangelist was 
soon to come home in its old familiar dress 
touched my heart tenderly, and I could not 
refrain from penning a heart thought toward 
helping you celebrate the fortieth volume of 
a religious paper of the most remarkable 
growth and history, in many respects, of any 
paper within the knowledge of your corre- 
spondent. I send you two subscribers and 
wish it were twohundred. Yourpublic life and 
mine commenced about the same time and 
place. We have passed through grand and 
stirring times. Your life since then has been 
in many respects stormy and difficult, but 
you have safely touched the zenith of life with 
an honor that few men attain, and still seem 
young, brave and hopeful as in days of yore. 
I often sit with pleasure under the notes that 
fall from the Easy Chair, and feel charmed 
and cheered under the unfoldings of the mys- 
tic future that often seem dark, but never so 
dark as to obscure the sweet and cheerful 
light and music of the gospel of Christ. My 
Christian faith has never been stronger, nor 
the star of Christian hope brighter than dur- 
ing the long night from which I now seem to 
be emerging. I sincerely pray that your de- 
clining years may be even more useful and 
happy than ever before, and that your sun 
may set amid the glories that will come with 
the rising of the cloudless morning of eternal 
life. Joseph Lowe. 

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The Life of W. K. Pendleton. By 
F. D. Power. 

The work is well done both by the author 
and the publishers. The life of W. K. Pen- 
dleton has influenced many thousands to 
noble purpose, pure thoughts and holy living. 
He has left no influence on the other side. 
In scholarship, in dignity of knightly man- 
hood, in pure faith in Christ, in God and in 
the Bible, he had no superior. He was quiet 
during our struggle here, and yet he was 
loyal, loving his home and his country. As a 
teacher, he was courteous, amiable, firm. He 
spoke faultless English. Young men found 
in him always a true friend. He smiled a 
little (just under the skin) at the blunders of 
callow youth, and yet his love was so abound- 
ing and his heart so warm, he could see their 
good qualities and apologize for the rest. He 
could have cut them into any number of equal 
parts, and analyzed them in their presence, 
and removed their splendid conceit, which 
was the main ingredient of manhood with 
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I began some time ago to give the book a 
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sonably ask of any of our papers. 

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are some things in the book with which I 
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author and his general position. And I believe 
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held very closely to his text from beginning 
to end. He has not assumed "to deal with 
the official and authoritative theology of the 
Disciples of Christ," but only with Alexander 
Campbell's theology. The author has taken 
pains to clearly define what he means by the 
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The literary character of the volume is a 
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TEVITCHELL. 

David T. Tevitchell was born June 9, 1835 'n A - 
dover, Ohio. Got his early education mainly la tne 
hard materialist school of hard, honest labor, thus 
developing; a hardy, rugged manhood. During the 
civil war he took a military training in such schools 
as Antetam and the trenches around Petersburg. 
Was always a warm humanitarian and a lover of 
human kind. In him the distressed had a sympa- 
thetic friend, the needy found an open hand, the 
right found a strong champion, the wrong an un- 
compromising enemy, a kind, indulgent husband 
and father, a peerless neighbor, a friend without 
variableness on shadow of turning, was honestly 
personified. Espoused Christianity in 1870, united 
with the Christian Church and lived true to his pro- 
fession. His life was a demonstration of applied 
Christianity. Three children were born to him. 
One, a daughter, survives, who, with his loving 
wife, is left to mourn his death, after a long and 
trying illness borne with heroic fortitude. He en- 
tered into rest. May 9, 1903, at Archie, Mo., aged 67 
years. 11 months. Requiescat in paca. 

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Additions Reported Last Week. 

Baptisms 939 

Letters and statements and reclaimed .... 219 

Methodists 19 

Presbyterians 2 

Baptists 19 

United Brethren 2 

Congregational 14 

Catholics 1 

Unclassified 12 



Total 1.227 

Dedications, 5. 
Preachers, 1. 

M. L. Buckley. 
Harrison, O., July 9, 1903. 

ARKANSAS.— Hot Springs. July 4.-We 
closed our meeting with 64 additions, 30 by 
baptism, with about 30 to take membership 
here, the others scattering out among our 
churches elsewhere. We raised $450 for ex- 
penses of meeting, and about $800 in pledges 
for new building, with the general public un- 
canvassed. A reform movement came up, 
and so hot was the fight, that it would not 
have been best to go outside of the church 
members at this time. We can raise about 
$2,000 here in a general canvass. We did not 
close our option, the brethren who had been 
asked to serve on a building committee 
thought we had best purchase a site with a 
rentable building on it so as to secure the 
rents to pay interest on back payment, and 
as it was with the naked lot we had $480 inter- 
est to pay yearly, and no income. We will 
organize the brethren asked to serve on the 
building committee, and proceed with the 
work of raising funds. We have a number of 
good locations in view, and one will be se- 
lected as soon as we think advisable. Brother 
Updike thinks that a Christian home is the 
great need here, and he will aid the movement 
every way he can.— T. N. Kincaid. 

Newport, July 13.— Two short meetings re- 
cently held at Eagle Mills have resulted in a 
congregation of about 60. Two confessions. 
Since the organization in April they have not 
failed to meet on Lord's day. Prospects good 
for other additions.-JAMES H. Brooks. 

ILLINOIS.— Washburn, July 3.-Harold E. 
Monser, of Speed, Mo., has just closed a meet- 
ing at McLean for the fourth district, with 
the following results: By letter and state- 
ment. 20: reclaimed, 11: from Congregational- 
ism 19; from Methodists, 12; from Baptists, 13; 
from United Brethren, one; by primary obedi- 
ence, 21. An organization was effected, an 
executive committee selected, a good house 
rented for a year, preacher employed for full 
time, and the prospects seem the very best. 
Truly a great victory has been won and the 
cause planted where we were heretofore un- 
known. The field was ripe and we entered at 
just the right moment.— J. W. Kilborn, Sec- 
retary. 

INDIANA.— Jeffersonville, July 7.-At my 
last appointment at Bethel in Clark county, 
one more confession was taken.— F. E. An- 
drews. 

Little Flatrock, July 6.— There were two ad- 
ditions yesterday; one by confession and bap- 
tism. The other by statement. I am now 
in the third year of my second term of serv- 
ice with this church, or well into my sixth 
year of continued service, having previously 
served the church three and one half years.— 
A. B. Houze. 

Martinsville, July 6.— We had three confes- 
sions here yesterday at regular service. The 
church is makingsomeprogress. Our new pipe 
organ, after being thoroughly adjusted, is now 
giving excellent satisfaction. We are to have 
union services for the next six weeks on Sun- 
day evenings. — Theo. J. Freed. 

Brazil, July 5.— Two confessions recently, 
not reported." We shall greatly miss Elder C. 
M. Shattuck, who has been superintendent of 
our Sunday-school for so long and who soon 
goes to Memphis, Tenn., to reside on account 
of ill health.— E. L. Day. 

INDIAN TERRITORY.-Wagoner, July 7. 
—All departmeuts of the church are doing 
nicely. My call here has been filled. During 
the six months the membership was doubled 
with ten over. One meeting at Okmulgee 
with 12 added. Four additions here last Sun- 
day. We have also improved our building and 
placed pews in at a cost of $225.— J. B. Askew. 

IOWA.— Centerville, July 8. — Our great 
union meeting is closed; 896 in all have con- 
fessed the Christ. The four churches in the 



meeting are about equally divided on the in- 
crease. The meeting was a great tidal wave 
to Centerville, the effects of which are still ap- 
parent, as many men and women are coming 
into the kingdom. The revival of the churches 
is something wonderful. The evangelist, 
"Billy" Sunday, is certainly a great power, 
and the evidence is manifest among our peo- 
ple. It was the good fortune of your cor- 
respondent to entertain the preacher and his 
most excellent singer, Mr. Fisher, during the 
meeting. The secret of Brother Sunday's 
Dower is in his earnestness. He is an ora- 
tor in the truest sense. His preaching the 
old gospel in its simplicity, his apt and well- 
fitting illustrations moved the great audience 
to tears and action. Free will offering the 
last Lord's day to the evangelist was $1,500; 
for other purposes, near $700.— C. F. B. 

Ames, July 1. — Last Sunday night a young 
man confessed Christ and to-day obeyed him 
in baptism. Prof. Adrian M. Newens will fill 
the Ames pulpit, July 12, during my absence 
at Denver.— F. D. Ferrall. 

KANSAS.— Greensburg. July 7. -Clarence 
A. Hill and wife closed a very successful 22 
days' meeting here, June 25. We had a grand 
meeting and much good was done for all who 
attended the services. Thirty-seven were 
added to the church, 27 of them by primary 
obedience and 10 by letter or statement. 
Others will come in later. We are going right 
to work and see what can be done about build- 
ing a church. Brother Hill was assisted by 
Mrs. Hill, and together they can accomplish 
so much good. Our organization was very 
small, but after hearing Brother Hill we feel 
as if we could do so much more than we 
thought we could. If we could keep such peo- 
ple as Brother and Sister Hill with us we 
could soon take the town. — E. S. C. 

Wichita, July 17.— One accession to church 
Sunday. Four since last report.— W. T. Mc- 
Lain. 

Hiawatha. — Two baptisms, five by letter, 
and one withdrawn from in the last two weeks. 
Church in good condition and prospering.— 
Baxter Waters, pastor. 

MICHIGAN.— Saginaw, July 6.— Two con- 
fessions yesterday; baptized four; more to fol- 
low. Fine day, spiritual services, good audi- 
ences.— E. E.C., pastor. 

Traverse City, July 9.— Where we used to 
have 300 people at regular services we now 
have from five to eight hundred, and now we 
have rented the opera house on Sunday for 
all summer. The basket collections pay all 
expenses of the church and we are trying to 
spread the gospel in this beautiful city.— T. B. 
Ullom, pastor; Mr. and Mrs. Guy B. Wil- 
liamson, assistants. 

MINNESOTA. -Antelope Hills, July 6.- 
The church here began a meeting May 27 with 
J. W. Babcock, of Clarion, la., as evangelist. 
Meeting continued 21 days and resulted in 21 
additions to the church. All of these were 
adults: 4 from the Baptists, 4 from the Metho- 
dists, 1 from the Lutherans, 1 from the Mor- 
monites, 2 by statement and 9 from the world. 
This was one of the best meetings in the 
church's history. Brother Babcock is a fluent 
speaker and preaches the gospel in such a 
loving, earnest and simple manner that peo- 
ple's sympathies are won without arousing 
their opposition. He represents a type of 
evangelism that I can heartily commend to 
the brotherhood.— George F. Zimmerman, 
pastor. 

OHIO.-Bellaire, July 6.-Our Children's 
day offering was about $250. This, with the 
March offering, made over $600 for foreign 
missions. We have selected Miss Mary Kelly, 
of Nankin, China, now at home at Ashland, 
Ohio, as our living link missionary. Last 
night we were made glad by seeing 2 promis- 
ing young men turn to the Lord. We are 
planning to fresco and recarpet the church 
this summer. Other improvements are under 
way now.— Sumner T. Martin. 

OKLAHOMA.— Lawton, July 7.-Five addi- 
tions to the First Church here. More coming. 
This makes 42 during my ministry at this 
place.— O. D. Maple. 

MISSOURI. -Tarkio, July 6.-Three by let- 
ter yesterday; 16 have been added since I be- 
gan work with this church six months ago. A 
parsonage costing $2,000 has been purchased 
in the meantime, and about one-half of the 
amount is paid and the balance provided for 
in yearly payments.— M. G. E. Bennett. 

Kansas City, July 7. -One confession at 
Sheffield, July 5. On the 3rd, our second wed- 
ding anniversary, the preacher's home was 
stormed by the church members and friends, 
who left behind a supply of provisions and a 
generous cash gift. The work starts off nice- 
ly.— G. E. Jones, pastor. 

Kirksville, July 9.— Three additions last 



Lord's day. Baptismal services last night. — 

NORTHCUTT AND WAGNER. 

Rolla, July 9.-Meeting at Rolla five days 
old, 9 accessions. Interest growing. We 
expect a great meeting.— Joseph Gaylor. 

Elvins, July 10. -Had one confession and 
baptism last Lord's day. During the one 
week Brother Head assisted me, we had 21 
additions, 13 prior to that, making in all, 35 
additions within the last three months. 
Brother McDaniel, our new superintendent, 
and chorister and others of our faithful work- 
ers and the pastor have decided to spend our 
vacation in raising funds to dedicate the 
church the first Lord's day in September. 
Remember us in your prayers.— Jno. G. M. 

LUTTENBERGER. 

New Haven, July 8. — Closed a short meeting 
at Union some time ago, with two added by 
confession and baptism. Took home mission 
offering at Villa Ridge fourth Lord's day in 
June; amount, $10.75. Also took it for same 
here last Lord's day night and got $7.75. We 
have our belfry almost completed and a good 
bell hung. Christian Endeavor has almost 
doubled in numbers recently.— A. B. Jett, 
pastor. 

Butler, July 6.— Four added since last re- 
port, one by baptism. W. H. Waggoner, 
Eureka, 111., is to hold a missionary institute, 
July 27 to August 3. I preach at Passaic, five 
miles from here, every fourth Sunday after- 
noon. Some excellent people out there.— E. 
H. Williamson. 

Warrensburg, July 6.— There were two addi- 
tions at Lees Summit last night. Also three 
at Osceola since last report. — King Stark. 

Windsor, July 10.— Closed an eight days' 
meeting at Moundville, July 6, resulting in 12 
additions. 6 by primary obedience. The 
church wants a preacher for one-fourth time. 
I begin a meeting at Halltown, July 16.— R. B. 
Havener. 

Wellsville, July 11. — One confession at 
prayer meeting on Wednesday last.— G. F. 
Assiter. 

St. Louis, July 12.— Two added to-day. Came 
by letters from the Methodists.— Frank J. 
Nichols, pastor West End. 

Wellsville, July 13.-Six added by letter at 
Sunday's services. A series of Bible readings 
on Genesis at prayer meetings is greatly en- 
larging congregations and creating much in- 
terest.— G. F. Assiter. 

TEXAS. -El Paso, July 9.-I began my 
work last Sunday here under very favorable 
circumstances. Three additions at morning 
service. Volney Johnson, my predecessor, 
has left work in fine condition.— E. M. Waits. 

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Suffering and Glory. 

Text: "The spirit of Christ . . . testi- 
fied beforehand the sufferings of Christ and 
the glories that should follow them."— 1 Peter 
1:11. 

We all shrink from pain and seek for glory, 
yet the path of glory can only be trodden by 
bleeding feet. Note how the scriptures al- 
ways associate these: Luke 24:26: Rom. 8:17, 
18: 2 Tim 2:12; Heb. 2:10. 

The relation];of suffering to glory we may 
not fully know; some things were hidden from 
prophets and angels. "We know in part." 

We know that pain can be so endured as to 
purify the heart and strengthen the charac- 
ter. It also|gives us sympathetic ipower with 
others. 

Faith is the potion that strengthens the soul 
for the endurance of trials, and brings the 
glory of victory. "If we suffer with him. we 
shall also be glorified together with him." 
"The sufferings of this present time are not 
worthy to be compared with the glory that 
shall be revealed to us-ward." 

Carthage, O. Chas. M. Fillmore. 

Fellow- Workers With God. 

For we are laborers together with God: ye 
are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.— 
1 Cor. 3:9. 

Thus are we honored beyond all estimate. 
If the heart of Christian service is too feebly 
beating, this thought of Paul's is the most ef- 
fective of stimulants, and will cause it to pul- 
sate with mighty throbbings. In all the 
scriptures you cannot by most diligent search- 
ing discover a greater incentive and inspira- 
tion for our labor in the Master's vineyard. 
The words of the text furnish a lever by 
means of which we may raise the world of 
Christian thought and work to any desired 
height. Such conception of our toiling 
bounds it on every side by omnipotence, and 
gives us the advantage of limitless resources 
of inconceivable wealth. 

We are identified with a firm that never 
fails. Get this conviction of the apostle's, and 
your task will have a permanency and stabil- 
ity well calculated to entice us to supremest 
efforts. Repeat the text to yourself day by 
day and see what music it will mingle with 
your labors and what mighty hope shall come 
to your soul. The storms and tempests of our 
experiences may not be bidden nor com- 
manded into peace or stillness, yet we can as- 
sure ourselves and others that no life of faith 
will be lost Much of what clung to may be 
swept away and wrecked, but the thought of 
the text shall preserve the soul, and we will 
come safely to the heavenly shore. 

Bedford, Ind. E. Richard Edwards. 

A 

Family Fraternity in the Faith. 

Ephesians, chapters 2, 3 and 4. 

Paul's program for Christian unity does not 
demand uniformity. It did not demand uni- 
formity between the circumcision and the un- 
circumcision in matters of polity and in forms 
of worship, but declares for one structure 
made up of distinctly recognized buildings fit- 
ly framed together and builded upon the foun- 
dation of apostles and prophets, Christ him- 
self being the chief corner stone; and prays 
for the inward spiritual strengthening of 
every family in the common faith, and that 
all these may recognize the need for one 
body, one spirit, one Lord, one faith, one bap- 
tism and one God and Father of all . . . till 
all come to the unity of the faith, unto the 
measure of the stature of the fullness of 
Christ. 

This was delivered at a union service and 
created unusual interest on the part of the 
other pastors present-Baptist, Congregation- 
alist and Methodist. 

While admitting the possibility of families 



in a scriptural unity, a clear-cut plea was 
made for a practical unity for the sake of the 
end named in Christ's prayer (John 17), viz., 
the evangelization of the world. 

The following skeleton will suggest the line 
of thought: 

I. A plea for co-operation. 

1. Because it promises economy in the use 
of funds. 

2. Because it promises economy in the dis- 
tribution of our forces. 

3. Because it promises a multiplication of 
power as we stand against the foe. 

4. Because it is opportune. 

5. Because it will further the end named 
in Christ's prayer. 

II. A plea for Paul's program. 

1. One body of many members and one 
Spirit. 

2. One Lord. 

3. One faith. 

4. One baptism. 



5. One God and Father of all. 

The Congregationalist and Methodist even 
endorsed the "one^ baptism" for the sake of 
the grand [consummation of it all— the evan- 
gelization of the world. 

Ceneva\0. H. L. Atkinson. 

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The Strength of Hope. 

Awake .'awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; 
put on thy" beautiful garments, O Jerusa- 
lem, the holy city; for henceforth there shall 
no more|come] into thee the uncircumcised 
and the unclean.— Isaiah 52:1. 

"Strength assumed must be righteously di- 
rected. It is not![sufficient that the church 
should fall in with and thus augment public 
opinion. Its strength of hope should be di- 
rected, as a pioneer, to blazing out a path for 
all that accrues to the physical, mental and 
moral of the state and individual. It should 
be the awakener of civic consciousness as well 
as that of the individual, in connection with 
all evil^law, and law for revenue only, which 
vitiatesjjthe environment of the citizen and 
stultifies him to the viciousness of the many 
so-called "public necessities." 

E. J. Fenstermacher. 

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America Revisited. 



By William Durban. 

I recollect that when after my last 
Visit to America I had one evening in 
London been lecturing on this great 
country, an American preacher's wife 
who happened to be present came up to 
me to express her great pleasure. This 
lady somewhat surprised me by remark- 
ing that what struck her most forcibly 
was the fresh aspect in which I pre- 
sented many things American. She 
had been familiar with them all her 
life, but had never regarded them from 
the particular point of view in which 
an Englishman had noticed them. 
Perhaps in these letters, which will for 
a few weeks be written on American 
soil, I may show certain subjects in a 
style which would not be adopted by a 
native. 

Our Only New Jersey Church. 

When I landed here I found awaiting 
me some brotherly invitations from 
several quarters. Such as I could see 
my way to accept I willinglv responded 
to. Bro. R. P. Shepherd, of East 
Orange, N. J., kindly asked me to be 
his guest on commencement day at 
Columbia University, New York. This 
is an institution which I have long 
wished to see, and the opportunity 
was a very welcome one. I did n'ot know 
how extra pleasant the occasion was to 
be. The day which I enjoyed at Co- 
lumbia I shall not soon forget. I will 
say something of it in the latter part 
of this article. First I must speak of 
Brother Shepherd and his church. We 
will take the church first and then re- 
fer to the pastor. 

The Orange district is one 'of the 
beauty spots of America. I was 
charmed with even a cursory view of 
this corner of New Jersey, and am go- 
ing back in a week's time to extend 
my observations. As I preached in 
the Church of Christ at East Orange, 
and afterwards talked with a number 
of the people individually, I gained an 
idea of the extraordinary brightness 
and intelligence of the community 
which Brother Shepherd has gathered 
about him. Being invited to go again, 
I expect to have the impression deep- 
ened. 

A Fine Infant Church. 

This Church of Christ is only just 
over two years old. But what a splen- 
did American baby it is! The East 
Orange church was organized in Feb. 
1901, and moved into its newly built 
chapel the first Lord's day of the fol- 
lowing May. It had at that time a roll 
of 24 members. Its history is a real 
ecclesiastical romance. In Nov. 1899, 
pursuant to a general invitation pub- 
lished in the local papers and in those 
of the brotherhood, a few Disciples 
met at the home of Brother E. L. Kel- 
land in the city of Newark. This be- 
ginning of meetings was obscure 
enough, but it was destined to lead to 
a fine development. The front part of 
a plumber's shop was rented in a lo- 
cation chosen by a committee. On the 
first Sunday of 1900 a little company 
of eight men, four women and one 
child gathered about the Lord's table. 
From that time the meetings proceeded 
without any break. Such was the 
genesis of the cause. The history that 
followed emphatically proves the ad- 
vantages of organized missionary co- 
operation. The brethren early took 



steps for securing outside assistance. 
Countless private appeals yielded dis- 
appointingly small results; but the 
American Christian Missionary Society 
and its Church Extension Society de- 
serve abundant credit, and already 
have the profound gratitude of the 
church for their invaluable help and 
constancy of encouragement and fra- 
ternal counsel. 

The Value of Home Missions. 

I found Brother Shepherd enthusias- 
tic in his praises of the societies v/hich 
thus help infant churches in their 
struggles. He seemed to take as much 
pleasure in reciting to me this remark- 
able history as I felt in listening. 
The Church Extension Board pur- 
chased a desirable building site for 
the church, with the proviso that the 
congregation build thereupon a chapel 
at a minimum cost of $1,500. This re- 
quirement the unorganized church pro- 
ceeded at once to meet, and it was with 
happy and expectant hearts that the 
24 members who composed the new 
church welcomed a goodly number of 
their New York City brethren at the 
dedication of their modest meeting- 
place. The offering of $465 taken on 
the occasion was sent to the A. C. M. S. 
as a thank offering. Almost at once 
the mission church seemed to take on 
new life and to win for itself an abid- 
ing place in the social and religious 
life of the community. The Sunday- 
school has given us opportunity to 
reach very many homes, its enrollment 
of more than 200 representing more 
than 100 families. 

Brother Shepherd tells me that one 
of the most gratifying features of this 
church is that from its inception until 
the present it has been missionary in 
all its aims and aspirations. During 
1902 with a roll of 48 members it gave 
$450 for missions outside its local in- 
terests. 

Dr. R. P. Shepherd. 

I now return to Columbia Univer- 
sity. When I was present at com- 
mencement there I saw degrees con- 
ferred on 860 students. I have always 
understood that the best American de- 
gree is the Ph. D. of John Hopkins, 
Chicago, or Columbia Universities. 
Out of the crowd of successful aspir- 
ants for various degrees at Columbia 
only a few were made Doctors of Phi- 
losophy. One of these was our brother 
of East Orange, Robert Perry Shep- 
herd. I was proud to be present to see 
him thus honored in company with 
others of the little group, as also with 
Jules Jusserand, the French ambassa- 
dor to the U. S. A., and a few Euro- 
pean notabilities of similar fame. 
Columbia is very sparing of her high- 
est degrees. Brother Shepherd has 
deeply interested by an account of his 
career. He is the son of Dr. Shep- 
herd, a physician in large practice 
at Toledo, O., who has for years 
been also a devoted preacher amongst 
us in the central states, where he is 
well-known by the Disciples. Brother 
Shepherd is in the early prime of life, 
being just 35 years of age. He is of 
splendid build, and boasts happily of 
his perfect health. I find that his peo- 
ple at East Orange are passionately 
attached to their accomplished minis- 
ter. He treated me to a look at the 
new volume containing his thesis for 
his doctorate. This is on "Turgot 



and the Six Edicts," and gives an ex- 
haustive account of the peculiar condi- 
tion of France just before the Red 
Revolution. Brother Shepherd began 
to preach for the mission at East 
Orange in October, 1900. He was 
trained at Hiram before prosecuting 
his studies in the graduate section 
of Columbia University. He has 
just had the rare honor of declin- 
ing an urgent invitation to become 
president of Hiram. He recalls with 
pride that some of his best sermons 
were preached in the plumber-shop 
chapel to audiences of seven, most of 
the little group being young people. 
The membership of the little church 
has risen to 74. It has a truly envia- 
ble prospect for future usefulness and 
strength. What I wish more particu- 
larly to impress on our great brother- 
hood is that here in New Jersey we 
have this single solitary church. All 
around are flourishing cities by scores 
through which I pass, wondering why 
we do not in any one of them possess 
a church or a mission, for Brother 
Shepherd assures me that in all New 
Jersey there is no other representation 
of our principles. I have therefore 
sadly come to the conclusion that the 
eastern states resemble England in re- 
lation to our cause. In some respects 
I am comforted, for it certainly is en- 
couraging in a negative point of view 
to find others situated in a s} T mpathetic 
attitude with ourselves. The world is 
one. The vast field is a unit with re- 
spect to missionary operations. Old 
England and New England are in the 
same category. The states along the 
American Atlantic seaboard were oc- 
cupied by the forces of sectism before 
the work attempted by the new reform- 
ers had been thought of. Some day 
there will be very many Churches of 
Christ in the beautiful state of New 
Jersey. The more I see of that section 
of this magnificent country, the more I 
delight in its loveliness. But I am as- 
tonished to find how little is known of 
it by the average New Yorker. And I 
begin to understand why in past years 
our Churches of Christ in New York 
left this region just across the Hudson 
almost ignored. I understand that 
they now feel more deeply concerned 
about the splendid field to be ex- 
ploited. 

Amongst New YorK Baptists. 

As I knew that that old friend, F. W. 
Troy was settled once again in New 
York, though now as a Baptist minis- 
ter, I duly called on him for the sake 
of "auld lang syne." I preached in 
his beautiful church on Summer 
Avenue and heard very much of inter- 
est from him of religion in America. 
He is very busy in his great parish, 
and is certainly broadening the out- 
look of his people in a marvelous man- 
ner. Brother Troy tells me that many 
of his best people have been for years 
praying for a minister who would 
teach the whole church how to look be- 
yond the narrow old scope of Ameri- 
can Baptist theology. These people 
were determined after hearing Troy to 
have him as pastor, and it is manifest 
that they intensely admire and deeply 
love him. I learn from him that the 
prospect of an alliance and an ulti- 
mate union between the Baptists and 
the Disciples of Christ is every day 
growing brighter. I have been aston- 
ished by reading this week a report in 



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91 



the Brooklyn papers of a sermon by 
Dr. Henson, the leading- Baptist minis- 
ter of the city, which as severely con- 
demns sectarian divisions as if the 
preacher were a preacher amongst the 
Disciples of Christ. 

I can see on all hands signs that the 
work of the Disciples is beginning to 
tell on the age. We have only to abide 
by the word of God and we shall 
triumph with the victories of that 
word. 

Lake Hopatcong, N. J. June 17, 1903. 

Jesus and His Apostles in the 
Inquiry Room. 

{Continued from page 77.) 
some church, and as soon as possible 
enter upon some active service in that 
church. There is nothing helps to 
settle new converts so well as an ac- 
tive life in church work. This does 
not secure salvation, but it helps to 
develop Christian character, while at 
the same time it brings peace; for we 
are always happy when we are doing 
the will of the Lord." 

Baptist: "I am not quite satisfied 
with the instructions given to these 
inquirers. 1 quite agree with all that 
has been said with respect to the for- 
giveness of sins, but, after all, 1 think 
we must not ignore the command of 
Jesus to be baptized. Baptism is cer- 
tainly in the commission which Christ 
gave to his apostles. It was also a 
prominent feature in the practice of 
the apostles. Now if we are willing 
to hear what Jesus and his apostles 
say, then we must insist upon all 
these converts being baptized, and 
this I think would help them to real- 
ize their saved condition." 

Methodist: "I certainly have no ob- 
jection to their baptism, though I 
might object to their immersion, and 
especially if my friend Baptist insists 
that immersion is the only baptism." 

Baptist: "I do not care to discuss 
the question of the action of baptism 
at present. I want us to deal faith- 
fully with these inquirers, and I can- 
not see how we may do this without 
quoting to them the whole language 
of Jesus and also the whole practice 
of the apostles." 

Presbyterian: "I am somewhat dis- 
heartened. In spite of everything it 
really seems that we bring all of our 
discussions at last to some phase of 
the baptismal question. Why should 
we trouble these new converts with a 
matter which is so much in contro- 
versy as baptism? Why not let that 
question alone? It seems to me the 
text of our evangelist furnishes us a 
solution of our present apparent diffi- 
culty. If we ask we shall receive, if 
we seek we shall find, if we knock the 
door will be opened unto us. Now it 
is evident to me that these converts 
must receive the assurance of pardon 
in answer to prayer. And if they will 
seek this assurance they will find it." 

Baptist: "All this looks very well 
until it is subjected to a true critical 
test. The language gathered from 
Jesus was evidently addressed to his 
own disciples, and it is a stretch of the 
gospel conditions to make this lan- 
guage applicable to those who are 
seeking to be his disciples. However, 
I will not press this point any further. 
Doubtless it is perfectly proper for 



these inquirers to pray, but it is 
equally proper that they should seek 
and knock. Now it is not stated by 
what means this seeking and knocking 
may be done. One thing, however, is 
very clear, viz.: We are always safe 
when we are following the command- 
ments of Jesus, and undoubtedly bap- 
tism is a command, and therefore 
these converts ought to obey it. 
Whether their sins are pardoned be- 
fore or after baptism is not the impor- 
tant matter. What is important is the 
act of obedience, for a profession of 
faith without obedience is not some- 
thing upon which we can rest our as- 
surance of salvation. I am beginning 
to see with my friend Christian aX least 
that far." 

Episcopalian: "I am glad to hear 
our friend Presbyteria?i mention the 
church. There has been too little 
said about this in these meetings. 
Presbyteria?i says that these converts 
ought to join some church. I would 
like to modify his language somewhat. 
They ought to join the church; and I 
mean by that the Episcopal Church. 
There is realty only one church, and 
that is the one which can claim apos- 
tolic succession through all the ages 
of the apostacv." 

Congregationalist: "I must protest 
against discussing the question of 
church government in a place like 
this. We are here to deal with their 
enquiring souls, and they are sup- 
posed to have the privilege of joining 
whatsoever church may suit them af- 
ter we have dealt with them here. Let 
us stick to the gospel and the ques- 
tion of salvation and leave all other 
matters to be adjusted after we have 
shown these earnest souls the way 
into the kingdom of God." 

At this point the evangelist arose 
and stated that he hoped no contro- 
versial matters would be introduced 
into the meetings. He felt confident 
that no good could result from dis- 
cussing vital differences. He thought 
the main thing to be accomplished was 
first the conviction and then the peace 
of their enquirers. As to the bap- 
tismal question he had purposely 
avoided saying anything about that. 
A meeting where so many different 
faiths are represented cannot be suc- 
cessful, if points of controversy were 
admitted. He begged therefore that 
all these controversial questions 
should be dropped, and that the work- 
ers should confine themselves wholly 
to the essential things of the gospel. 
In his judgment, baptism was not es- 
sential to salvation. He was sure that 
millions of people would be saved who 
were never baptized at all; and while 
it had its proper place, and should be 
attended to by those who felt it to be 
a duty, he would not insist upon any- 
one being baptized in order to be 
saved. At this point Baptist arose and 
moved that in line of the sermon, 
usually preached by the evangelist, 
Christian should be invited to occupy 
the whole time of the next evening in 
explaining what he understands to be 
the teaching of Christ and his apos- 
tles with respect to such cases as have 
been under consideration. This mo- 
tion elicited some discussion, but as 
Baptist insisted it should be put to 
the whole meeting, it was finally car- 
ried by a large majority, and the 
meeting adjourned. 



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July 16, 1903 



Family Circle 



The Mother. 

Her life is narrow in its loved routine: 

Hers is an old and unamended creed: 
No liberal thoughts her stern beliefs between 

May find a way to lead to vagrant deed. 
Nor any gayer, loosening thread may find 

A place in her life's fabric, firm and gray— 
And we undisciplined of eager mind. 

Shrink from the shadow of her narrow way. 

But like a fixed star through the troubled 

night I see, 
Her face serene, and life seems good and real 

to me. —Louis Dodge. 

As Cross as a Bear. 

"You're as cross as a bear," said 
Bess to Billy. 

Uncle Jim whistled. "Bears aren't 
cross to members of their own fam- 
ily," he said. "Now, I knew a bear 
once — " 

Bess and Billy both ran to him and 
climbed up on his lap. 

"Did you really ever know a bear?" 
cried Billy, with wide-open eyes. 

"Well, not intimately," said Uncle 
Jim, "but I used to go hunting them 
when I was up in Canada, and one day 
I was out with a hunting party, and we 
saw right straight in front of us — 
what do you suppose?" 

"A real bear," gasped the children 
in concert. 

"Yes, a real mother bear and her 
little son. The dogs started after them, 
and the mother bear began to run, but 
the little baby son couldn't run as fast 
as she did, and the dogs were gaining 
on him, so what do you suppose the 
mother bear did? Leave her little son 
behind? No, sir-ee-ee. She picked 
the baby bear up on her stout nose and 
tossed him ahead; then she ran fast 
and caught up to him and gave him 
another boost that sent him flying 
through the air. She kept this up for 
a mile and a half. Then she was too 
tired to go any farther, and the dogs 
surrounded her. Then she sat up on 
her haunches, took her baby in her 
hind paws and fought the dogs off 
with her fore paws. And how she did 
roar!" 

Bess shuddered. 

"You could hear her miles away. 
She never forgot her baby; kept guard- 
ing him all the time. When the mother 
was shot the baby cub jumped on her 
dead body and tried to fight off the 
dogs with his little baby paws. That's 
the way the bears stand by each other. 
Sometimes I think they love each other 
better than brothers and sisters. Hey, 
Bess, what are you crying about? I 
guess I won't tell you any more bear 
stories if that is the way it makes you 
feel." 

"Billy," sobbed Bess, "you're as 
good — as good as a bear!" 

Then they all laughed together and 
forgot what they had been cross about. 
— New York Tribune. 

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Punctuate and capitalize the follow- 
ing correctlv: 

I wooed the wood as I would woo a 
lover new who knew L knew delights I 
see in sea to see the same I see the 
same as thee. 

Read the following so that it will 
make sense. 

He said that I said that that that is 
is that that is not is not that that was 
is not that that is that that was said is 
not that that he said I said. 

Mr. Short and Mr. Shot went hunt- 
ing. They had an accident in which 
both were injured. Here is a report of 
it. Capitalize the names of the man, 
Short and Shot and find out how it 
happened; 

Shot was short and shot a short shot. 
Because shot was short shot shot 
short. When short was shot then shot 
being short was shot, so because 
shot was short and shot short short 
being shot shot. 

A 

Technical terms have frightened 
not a few possible nature students. 

Lord Avebury, the distinguished 
English scientist, who has recently 
been visiting in America, was showing 
the heavens, through his telescope, to 
some neighbors and servants, when 
one exclaimed; "I do not wonder, Sir 
John, that clever people find out the 
sizes and distances of the stars and 
they move, but what beats me is how 
how yOu ever could tell their names!" 

A 

"Dar has been some complaints late- 
ly, Bruddren and Sistahs," remarked 
good old Parson Woolimon, before be- 
ginning the sermon upon a recent Sab- 
bath morning, "dat now an' den I gits 
too p'inted in my specifications an' hits 
some members obb de congregation 
too hahd, an' it has been'suggesticated 
dat I confine my shots to de debil in de 
future, an, quit po'in' de hot truck in- 
to my own bruddren. 

"Umph yas! Now, all de promul- 
gation I has to agitate on de suojec' 
am dat when I is preachin' I aims my 
denuncifications at de old boy, straight 
an' true; but if any pusson gits betwixt 
me an' de debil, cou'se an' consequen- 
tiously he is pow'ful liable to git hit 
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sinners in his world ob woe, if yo' all 
don't want to git hurt don't go pokin, 
in betwixt de pahson an' de prince ob 
darkness. De choir will now execute 
deir reg'lar vocalization." — Puck. 



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The Little Scholar'sJChoice. 

"Though I were sleepy as a cat," 
The little scholar said, 
I would not care to take a nap 
In any river's bed. 

"And though I were so starved I scarce 

Had strength enough to stand, 
I'd beg through all the valley ere 
I sought a table land. 

"But, oh! what jolly times I'd have ! 
I'd play and never stop, 
If I could only take a string 
And spin a mountain top." 

— Exchange. 

A 

The Secret of Success. 

One day, in huckleberry time, when little 

John Flails 
And half a dozen other boys were starting 

with their pails 
To gather berries, Johnny's pa, in talking 

with him, said. 
That he could tell him how to pick so he'd 

come out ahead, 
"First find your bush," said Johnny's pa, "and 

then stick to ij till 
You've picked it clean. Let those go chasing 

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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



July 16, 1903 



$ With the Children $ 



By J. SrecKenridge Ellis 



May Speece, Bucklin, Mo., sends 
these from Spratt and Mencius: "Cor- 
rect in yourself what you dislike in 
others." "The great man is he who 
does not lose his child's heart." 

Carl Per Lee, Grand Rapids, Mich.: 
"I inclose my report for the 2nd quar- 
ter, not the 7th. Last quarter you put 
me down for the 7th instead of the 
1st." (I am glad you called my atten- 
tion to this. I made a mistake between 
the figures 1 and 7. You know one is 
the other without a tail. 

Ethel L. Harpole, Nebo, 111.: "We 
are enjoying some very warm weather 
at present and the wind is blowing 
the dust over everything. I hope 
Bertha Beesley passed her examina- 
tion. I send in my cousin's report 
with mine. I have so many favorite 
quotations I cannot send them. I have 
kept the Av. S. rules almost 15 weeks, 
but have neglected sending my report 
until now." 

J. P. Reed, Hamilton, Ont., Canada: 
"Please give particulars as to the work 
of the Av. S. What is its constitution? 
I am very much interested in children's 
work." (The Av. S. has no constitu- 
tion, officers or fees. Anyone becomes 
a member upon resolving to read 30 
lines of poetry and 5 pages of history 
each week, a Bible-verse each day, and 
to memorize a quotation from a stan- 
dard author each week, and to keep 
an account of work done in a note- 
book. 

Clarence Per Lee, Grand Rapids: 
"Inclosed please find my Av. S. re- 
port for the 2nd quarter. Before very 
long I expect to send you a story of 
the Evening Press newsboys of this 
city. My brother and I are two of 
them, so we ought to know a little bit 
about them." (This story will be 
awaited with miach pleasant anticipa- 
tion. These are the kind of stories 
that are worth reading — stories about 
something that the writer knows from 
experience.) 

I select 3 quotations from those 
sent by M. J. O'Dell, Lebanon, Mo., 
which others may wish to learn. They 
are from Mary G. Cheney, J. G. Hol- 
land and Lowell: "Life is kind to us 
not as it brings us joy, but as it 
moulds our human nature into the 
likeness of that which is divine." 
"The heart given to our Father, the 
hand given to our brother, the life 
given to both — this makes life ad- 
mirable." "Be noble; and the noble- 
ness that lies in other men, sleeping 
but never dead, will rise in majesty to 
meet thine own." 

Elsie Venner, Trenton, O.: "('Elsie 
Venner' is my nom de plume.) Do 
you think of soon taking your great 
millionaire sleigh-ride? May I sit be- 
side the. author of 'The Runaways,' 
'Pete' and the 'Red Box Clew?' " (If 
you sit beside the author of "The 
Runaways" you will be pretty close to 
the author of those other things.) "I 
will be quiet or noisy, just as you say, 
as I understand you will be in chief 
command." (I want each one to be 
himself, unless she's a herself. If its 
your nature to be quiet, let the others 
make the noise.) "Why don't you 



write us another story? I think the 
Christian-Evangelist ought to have 
another of your good stories for With 
the Children. Our people say your de- 
partment is worth the price of the pa- 
per. I have read your 'Red Box Clew,' 
'Adnah' and 'Holland Wolves.' I like 
them all. I am an Advancer, and they 
say I am becoming the Socrates of my 
set. Well, I'd rather be like Socrate* 
than his wife — what was her name? 
She was a horrid scold, wasn't she?" 

Ruth Sampsel, Warrensburg, Mo.: 
"I have finished my 4th quarter and 
will send in my report, also mamma's. 
I have a pet field-mouse. I caught it 
in a log." (I know Felix would like 
to visit it.) "The last day of school 
two girls who had finished school came 
over to turn the school down." (They 
must have thought themselves mighty 
strong, just because they had gradu- 
ated.) "I ciphered one down and my 
classmate ciphered the other one 
down. I have finished Dickens' 'His- 
tory of England,' and will read the 
history of the books of the Bible. Our 
Evangelist is out." (Better bring it 
in, it is liable to rain at any time.) 

Melvin Ledden, Ospur, 111.: "Two 
classes from our Sunday-school went 
for a picnic to the woods a few days 
ago. We went on a hay-wagon; there 
were 30 of us. We fished, played ball, 
and a few other games." (Flinch?) "I 
caught a fish about 2 inches long; of 
course we were not loaded down with 
fish. We ate dinner directly after we 
got there." (Yes, indeed; who wants 
to see fat lunch-baskets sitting around, 
while a fellow pretends to be inter- 
ested in a game of ball?) "For supper 
we had ice cream and cake. One girl 
ate almost a quart can of beans. We 
started home at half-past six and got 
there about ten. We drove into town 
just as the band was playing. We 
drove through Main street and gave 
the town-yell and sang a few songs. 
There were 30 of us on the wagon." 
(Which shows that the girl who ate 
the beans did not succumb.) "Some 
one threw a lot of rice after us." (Saw 
the preacher and the beans-girl, who 
by this time must have grown quiet 
and thoughtful, and imagined a wed- 
ding, perhaps.) "Well, I am sorry I 
didn't get 'Adnah;' But I hope to get 
one of the other prizes, t hope there 
will be a great many Av. S. members 
at the World's Fair with their badges 
and pins." 

Harriet E. Dunn, Malta Bend, Mo.: 
"I have been keeping the Av. S. rules, 
but the lightning struck our house 
and we have been so busy ever since, 
I have not found time." (I do not see 
how an accident like that could be 
very well avoided.) "May Speece, I 
have read both Tshmael' and 'Self- 
Raised;' I like them ever so much. Pit- 
paw had a kitten in April, just the 
color of herself, black and white. 
It is just as fat as it can be. Pitpaw 
brings it lots of mice, and once she 
gave it a young ground-squirrel. The 
kitten's name is Fuzz. She is fuzzy 
and playful. I wonder how the other 
Pitpaw is getting along." (I don't 
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BERLIN, LEIPZIG, LONDON) use the methods of these Conservatories. 

Address President C. M. WILLIAMS, Liberty, Mo. 

k HARDIN COLLEGE AND CONSERVATORY FOR LADIES 

31st year. The College — a University trained faculty. German- 
American Conservatory, manned by specialists. Resident Pro- 
fessors— Guerne.Fichtel. Parkinson, Read, Robertg.Thomas, 
jj Hornaday, Clark. For catalogue, address 
JOHN W. MILLION, Pres., 40 College Place, MEXICO, MO. 

BETHANY COLLEGE, BETHANY. W. VA. 

SIXTY=THIRD YEAR BEGINS SEPTEMBER. 22nd. 

Classical, Scientific, Literary, Ministerial, Preparatory, Musical, Oratorical, Art, Normal. Book- 
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students. Boys in this hall will be given special supervision; a professor, with his wife, will have con- 
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Reduced rates to ministerial students. Expenses very low. Board, room, fuel, light, tuition and mat- 
riculation, $125.00 to $160.00 per year. For catalogue and further information address, the President, 
Brooke Co. T. E. CRAMBLET. Bethany. West Va. 




THE F. O. S. 



(Female Orphan School) 

CMMDEM POTA[T, MISSOURI. 

A School for Girls of the Christian Church, Particularly of Missouri. 

Fifty-sixth Year — Thirty-fourth under present name. 

Schools — Preparatory, Literary and Scientific, Music, Art, Oratory, Tailoring, Cooking. 
Faculty of Experienced College and University Graduates. 
Enthusiastic College Spirit — Croquet, Tennis, Basket-ball. 
Campus — High, Large, Grassy, Shady, Cool Summer (and Winter). 

Building — Heated by Steam, Lighted by Acetylene, Thoroughly Renovated for the coming 
season. Table board as good as can be found anywhere. 
Expenses the most reasonable. 

A few free scholarships still not taken (only orphans need apply). 
A few scholarships still not taken at $50 and $65 the term (conditions on application). 
Full scholarships at $80 per term (music or other special branch not included). 
Situated in an Old School Country Town, noted for culture and refinement. 

Session begins September 8. 

Apply for free catalogue and copy of F. O. S. Gleam, the college monthly. 

Address. E. L. BAEHAM. President, Camden Point, Mo. 

THIR.TY=FIFTH YEAR, 

HAMILTON COLLEGE 

FOR GIRLS ANB YOUNG WOMEN. 

Famous old school of the Blue Grass Region. 

Splendid Academic Faculty of University Specialists. 
Courses in Music, Art and Elocution. 

A Delightful College Home in a Great Educational Center. 

Next Session Opens September 14, 1903. 

For Year Book and further information, address 

PRESIDENT HAMILTON COLLEGE, 

Lexington, Ky. 



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For the church whose triumph speeds 
The prayer: "Thy will be done." 

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Fur the poor who've waited long 
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CONTENTS 



Current Events 99 

Editorial: 

Further Needs in the Way of Organiza- 
tion 101 

Feeling Tneir Way Toward Union 101 

Union of Baptists and Disciples 102 

Editor's Easy Chair 103 

Notes and Comments 103 

Contributed Articles: 
The Denver International C. E. Conven- 
tion. F. D. Power 104 

The Antiquity of Man on the Earth. 

Prof. F. K. Wright 105 

Lov- Much and Sing (poem). Charles 

Blanchard 105 

A Study of the New Birth. W. J. 

Burner 106 

P>pe Leo XIII. Cephas Shelburne ... 107 

Miracles. T. T. Holton 107 

A. Gleam on the Horizon. Logan Lenore 10S 
God's Instruments. H. T. Morrison 109 
Alexander Campbell's Study. C. C.Red- 
grave 109 

News From Many Fields: 

Southern California 110 

Ohio Letter 110 

Missouri Letter 110 

Michigan Notes Ill 

Nebraska , m 

Mississippi State Convention Ill 

The Sunday-School 112 

Midweek Prayer-Meeting 113 

Christian Endeavor. , 113 

Our Budget 114 

Correspondence: 
Among our New York Churches ... 116 

South Africa for Christ 116 

Missouri Bible-school Notes 117 

Dedication at St. Paul, Minn 117 

C. W. B. M. in Missouri 117 

Brethren, Are You All Coming? 118 

A Hustling Church 118 

The Right Mettle ' 118 

• Death of C B.Williamson .: 119 

Des Moines Items 119 

Marriages 119 

Obituaries 119 

Evangelistic 120 

The Pulpit 122 

Publishers' Notes 123 

Family Circle 124 

With the Children , 127 



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The Expert Cleaner. 

There are a score of things about the house that 
you will not undertake to clean. You fear that 
they would be ruined by soap and you intend 
to send them to an expert cleaner, an idea that 
comes down from a time before pure soap was 
made. The manufacturers of Ivory Soap arc 
constantly asked if they know how beautiiully 
this or that material can be cleaned with Ivory 
Soap. The uses of Ivory Soap are too numerous 
to be told ; with it anything may be cleaned that 
will stand the application of water. You can be 
your own expert cleaner. 



It is reported that the Czar of Rus- 
sia, by an imperial ukase has trans- 
ferred Vice-Governor Ustrovow, from 
Kishineff to a port in the Caucausis. 
This, in the mind of Russian officials, 
is a sort of deportation. 

President Castro, of Venezuela, has 
begun a suit in tie federal court at 
Caracas, against an American steam- 
ship company, to recover damages for 
an alleged breach of contract in the 
navigation of the Orinoco river. 

The Gould system of railroads is 
planning to make of Baltimore the 
greatest shipping point in the world. 
These plans which call for either an 
arrangement with the Hamburg-Amer- 
can or Cunard Steamship Line or the 



establishment of an entirely new line 
will be a hard blow at the shipping 
trust. 

The Christian Endeavor Union of 
St. Louis is considering the advisa- 
bility of erecting a World's Fair hotel. 
The expressions at the recent meeting 
at which the matter was broached 
were favorable. The proposed loca- 
tion for the hotel is south of the World's 
Fair grounds. 

At the meeting of the trams-Missis- 
sippi Commercial Congress at Seat- 
tle, Wash., August 18-21 an effort will 
be made to consolidate the several or- 
ganizations having for their object the 
development of the trans-Mississippi 
country. These include the irrigation , 
mining and commercial congresses. 



"IN FAITH, UNITY; IN OPINION AND METHODS. Li BERTY IN ALL THINGS, CHARITY." 



Vol. XL. 



July 23, 1903 



No. 30- 




Fifty Millions 
of Surplus. 



The fiscal year for the United States 
Treasury closed June 30, at which 
time the books were 
balanced and a state- 
ment of t he govern- 
ment's financial condition was pub- 
lished. In spite of the efforts that 
were made to reduce the surplus by 
removing the war taxes and in spite of 
the increase in appropriations, it ap- 
pears that the government's business 
for the past year has been conducted 
at a net profit of a little more than a 
million dollars a week; or to be exact, 
$52,710,935.52. The government's to- 
tal receipts during the past year have 
averaged about $2,000,000 a day. The 
work of collecting and dispersing such 
enormous sums is one of the biggest 
business propositions that the world 
has ever seen. A glance at the figures 
is enough to confirm the conviction 
that a business of such stupendous 
proportions ought to be managed by 
the ablest and best men and that all 
employees should be chosen with 
strict regard to fitness. The bigger a 
business is^the more necessary it be- 
comes to conduct it on strictly busi- 
ness principles, and when the billion 
dollar stage is reached there is need 
of the most vigorous application of 
these principles. To allow political 
considerations to outweigh considera- 
tions of good business policy is, in the 
long run, and very often in the short 
run, equivalent to plundering the pub- 
lic treasury. One of the prime needs 
of the present time is for a more gen- 
eral recognition, both in and out of 
official circles, of the fact that the gov- 
ernment's financial operations are 
strictly business, and that the stock- 
holders in this vast company, that is 
the tax-payers, have a right to expect 
the same sort of careful and economi- 
cal management that would be re- 
quired in a corporation organized for 
pecuniary profit alone. 

The existence of this large surplus 
raises some interesting questions. 

Is a Surplus ^ he firSt is whether a 

Desirable' large sur P ]us is reall y 

desirable? Of course 

it is more desirable than a deficit be- 
cause it may more easily be gotten rid 
of. The existence of this surplus 
keeps the government's credit at a 
high point and enables it to borrow 
money at a lower rate than any other 



government or corporation in the 
world. Even when the government 
does not need to borrow money this is 
an advantage, for it gives it a certain 
prestige among the powers. On the 
other hand a large surplus indicates 
too high a rate of taxation. The gov- 
ernment is a business corporation, but 
the citizens are its patrons as well as 
its stockholders. When this corpora- 
tion lays up great sums in the form of 
undivided profits, it means that the 
money of the patrons is being taken in 
unnecessarily large amounts and laid 
up to the credit of the stockholders. 
In the ordinary corporation this is 
precisely what the stockholders want, 
but when the stockholders and the pa- 
trons are the same person it is clear 
that there is no real gain in the proc- 
ess when carried beyond certain 
necessary limits. All the surplus that 
the government needs is enough to 
keep its credit good and to give it a 
working balance for its ordinary busi- 
ness. Beyond that the government 
has no more occasion to accumulate 
profit than a missionary society. 

It is reported from St. Petersburg 
that the Russian government has pos- 
itively and emphatical- 
ly declined to receive 
the petition which was 
to be sent through our state depart- 
ment touching the recent massacres at 
Kishineff. Formal inquiry was made 
at the Russian foreign office and the 
reply was equally formal and official. 
This'will probably put an end to Presi- 
dent Roosevelt's plan of forwarding 
the protest of the American Hebrews. 
His main purpose, however, has been 
accomplished. The whole world has 
been advised of the attitude of our 
government in the matter, and nothing 
would he added to the moral effect of 
President Roosevelt's action by carry- 
ing the matter still farther and insist- 
ing upon delivering a message which 
Russia has already declined to receive. 
This would onlv be going out of our 
way to invite humiliation and to ad- 
minister to Russia a wholly unprofit- 
able rebuke. Since the massacres, 
Russia's attitude has, on the whole, 
been admirable. Feeling, doubtless, 
the stimulus of public sentiment in 
the United States, Great Britain and 
elsewhere, she has taken prompt steps 
to punish those responsible for the 
massacre. Already there have been 
800 arrests, 350 persons have been held 
for trial, 400 have been referred to the 
court of appeals and 53 have been 
indicted for man-slaughter. This is a 



The Protest 
to Russia. 



A Victory for 
the Open Door. 



decidedly good showing as compared 
with the measures usually adopted for 
the punishment of outbreaks of mob- 
violence in this country. One can 
easily imagine that the Russian papers 
might find material for interesting 
comment in the recent Evansville riot. 
And it is not in evidence that the zeal 
of the authorities to punish the insti- 
gators of that disgraceful outbreak 
has been at all in excess of that shown 
by the Russian government in punish- 
ing the anti-Jewish rioters at Kish- 
ineff. In recognition of this it will 
seem to be only fair for our govern- 
ment to let the matter drop since it 
has already registered its disapproval 
of the act and has shown its willingness 
to do anything in its power toward se- 
curing a redress of the grievances of 
the Kishineff Jews. 

The open door policy in the far east 
has scored another triumph in the 
agreement of China and 
Russia to open a num- 
ber of Manchurian 
ports to the world's trade in the near 
future. This decision which is as yet 
only unofficially announced, comes as 
the result of a series of very dextrous 
diplomatic maneuvers by Secretary 
Hay who has shown a splendid com- 
bination of firmness and subtlety in 
combating Russia's efforts to monopo- 
lize the trade of that region. These 
negotiations have extended over a 
period of several months. Until very 
recently Russia would concede nothing 
furthur than a vague assurance that 
she would not oppose the opening of 
Manchuria's ports after the evacuation 
of Manchuria by the Russian troops. 
But, as there was good ground for 
fearing that this event would be in- 
definitely postponed until Russia 
could find some excuse for a permanent 
occupation, the assurance was of little 
value. The concession that has now 
been made is more definite and valu- 
able. It is said that exclusive rights 
for American trade could easily have 
been obtained, but Secretary Hay wise- 
ly preferred to stand by the principles 
which he has consistently urged from 
the beginning, viz: equal privilege for 
the commerce of all nations. 

The special session of the Colom- 
bian congress which convened June 20, 
has busied itself chiefly 
with the consideration 
of the Panama Canal 
treaty betweenColombia and theUnited 
States, and with such minor matters 



The Perversity 
of Colombia. 



IOO 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



July 23, 1903 



as are incidental and accessory to that 
main topic. Before the season opened 
it was generally considered that the 
preponderance of sentiment was 
against the ratification of the treaty, 
though the president was hearty and 
outspoken in his advocacy of it. Such 
reports as have come since the con- 
gress met indicate an increasing ap- 
preciation of the arguments for ratifi- 
cation. There are two principal ob- 
jections to the treaty from the Colom- 
bian standpoint. The one which is 
most vociferously and repeatedly 
stated is the objection to surrendering 
their sovereignty over any portion of 
Colombian territory. This is a good 
point of departure for a stirring ap- 
peal to the populace, but it is scarcely 
ingenuous, for the treaty involves no 
tranfer of sovereignty of the territory 
in question, but only the exercise of 
police power by the United States for 
the protection of the canal. The sec- 
ond objection, which is probably 
more potent with the politicians, 
though it lends itself less readily to 
eloquent appeal, lies in the hope that, 
if the treaty can be staved off until the 
concession to the Panama company 
expires, the government can get not 
only the $10,000,000 which has already 
been promised by the United States, 
but also the $40,000,000 which is to be 
paid to the Panama company. The 
Colombians generally claim that the 
old Panama concession expires next 
year and that the entire property of 
the company will revert to the govern- 
ment at that time. The company 
claims an extension of about eight 
years, and if the matter is not put be- 
yond controversy by the ratification of 
this treaty with the United States 
there will be some spirited litigation 
on this point. The chief hope for 
ratification lies in the option on the 
Nicaraugua route which is open. The 
Panama provinces of Colombia are in 
a chronic state of insipient or overt 
rebellion and the ratification of the 
treaty by which the United States 
agrees to recognize and support Colom- 
bia's sovereignty would be a distinct 
blow to the revolutionists. Some of 
the most thoughtful men of Colombia 
believe that it would be well worth 
while to adopt the treaty for this rea- 
son alone. 



Just fifty years ago, on July 14, 1853, 

Commodore Matthew Perry presented 

. „ „ _ to the Emoeror of 

A Half-Century T , - . 

. _ Japan a letter from 

oi Progress. _ r . , „.,. 

President Fillmore 

making overtures for a commercial 
treaty between Japan and the United 
States. At that time Japan was as 
much a hermit nation as Thibet is to- 
day. She had no foreign commerce, 
no diplomatic or consular representa- 
tives abroad, no ports open to foreign- 
ers for either trade or residence, and 
at every point turned her back inhos- 
pitably upon foreign ideas and modern 
improvements. President Fillmore's 
letter was the entering wedge. It led 



A Test oi 
Tobacco. 



to a commercial treaty in the follow- 
ing year, and in 1860 Japan began to 
have diplomatic relations with the 
European powers. Since that time 
the awakening of this wonderful little 
nation has afforded a constant series 
of surprises. Such has been their 
willingness to learn and such their 
adaptability to all sorts of conditions 
that, within this short period of half a 
century, the nation has sprung from 
medieval barbarism into a prominent 
place among the civilized nations of 
the world. Never before has such a 
transformation been effected in so 
short a time. Even the old religion, 
which is always the most potent of the 
conservative forces at such a time, is 
giving way, and it is for the Christian 
world to see that Japan is brought 
from superstition to true religion, in- 
stead of falling into infidelity in this 
critical transition period. If this 
point can be guarded, the future of 
Japan as one of the world's great na- 
tions and as the dominant influence in 
the Orient is assured. 

A 

During the past year the govern- 
ment experts at Washington have been 
making some interest- 
ing investigations in re- 
gard to the effects of 
adulterated foods. Especial interest 
was aroused by the borax tests in 
which two groups of men in identical 
physical conditions, so far as could be 
determined, were fed for several 
months on exactly the same food ex- 
cept that the food of one squad con- 
tained a certain amount of borax. 
The results of this diet were carefully 
noted and will form the basis for some 
definite knowledge of the effects of 
borax as a food adulerant. Other sub- 
stances which are used in adulteration 
of food are being studied in a similar 
way. The outcome is expected to be 
a body of demonstrated scientific con- 
clusions upon which rational pure-food 
legislation can be based. The divert- 
ed theories about alum and the diverse 
legislation on the subject in the vari- 
ous states furnish a good illustration 
of the need of such investigation. 
Both the lovers and the haters of tobac- 
co will be interested to know that Prof. 
Wiley, who has had charge of these 
pure-food tests, is preparing to con- 
duct a similar series of tests regarding 
the effects of the use of tobacco in 
different forms. The eighteen men 
upon whom the tests are to be made 
will be divided into three squads — 
smokers, chewers and snuffers. The 
amount and quality of tobacco given 
to each man will be carefully regulated 
and the facts in regard to each man's 
digestion, heart action, lung power, 
etc., will be carefully recorded from 
day to day. The allowance will be in- 
creased or the quality changed from 
time to time so that the effects of dif- 
ferent sorts of tobacco in all qualities 
may be recorded. The result of this 
investigation will be watched with in- 
terest. So far as we know it is the 



Brevities. 



first time the effects of tobacco have 
ever been scientifically studied under 
rigid laboratory conditions. 

The annual convention of the Na- 
tional Educational Association was 
held in Boston, July 
6-10. President Eliot 
of Harvard, was chairman of the con- 
vention and the program was very 
largely prepared by him. One of the 
most interesting addresses was that of 
Dr. W. T. Harris, United States Com- 
missioner of Education, who spoke of 
the essential difference between reli- 
gious and secular education and de- 
fended the public schools for confin- 
ing themselves to the latter. He did 
not discuss the question of the Bible 
in the public schools. 

The Kentucky Republican conven- 
tion, after a threatened stampede in 
favor of former Governor Bradley, 
nominated Morris B. Belknap for gov- 
ernor. 

Russia is having her share of 
troubles. The interference of the 
United States in the Kishineff matter 
and the pestiferous interest shown by 
Japan in her actions in Manchuria are 
not inclined to soothe "the bear." 

From the World's Fair statuary 
shops at Weehawken, N. J., three of 
the statues representative of the states 
have been received. They are: 
"Missouri," by Sterling Calder; "Kan- 
sas," by A. A. Weinmann; and "Colo- 
rado," by A. Zellar. Great progress is 
now being made at the grounds. 

Several concerns engaged i n 
the manufacture of bank, bar, and 
office fixtures in St. Louis have 
united in a suit to enjoin the Car- 
penters' and Joiners' Union from in- 
terfering with the conduct of their bus- 
iness and also asking damages re- 
sulting from broken contracts made 
with the union. The outcome will be 
watched with interest. 

On the tenth day after the death of 
Pope Leo XIII, the conclave of cardi- 
nals will elect his successor. The car- 
dinals are of three orders— bishops, 
priests and deacons— and there are, as 
a rule, six bishops, fifty priests and 
fourteen deacons. The custom of 
locking up the cardinals cum clave, 
from which the conclave gets its name, 
dates from the long-contested election 
of Gregory X, and became law by a 
bull of that pope after his election to 
the papacy in 1270. 

The latest railroad statistics, com- 
piled by the Interstate Commerce Com- 
mission, show the total mileage in this 
country to be 202,471. The railroads 
give employment to over a million 
persons who, with their families, con- 
stitute eight per cent of the total popu- 
lation. The amount paid in salaries 
and wages in one year is $676,028,592, 
to which should be added a consider- 
able part of the amount spent for 
materials and supplies which goes for 
wages in the manufacturing establish- 
ments. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



101 



Further Needs in the Way of 
Organization. 

We should say at once that our chief 
need now in not in the direction of ex- 
pansion of organization, but in the 
way of strengthening and making 
more efficient the organization we al- 
ready have. We have already seen 
that the number and kind of organiza- 
tions to be employed in Christian work 
are to be determined by the real needs 
of that work. That is only saying 
that the life which is seeking to ex- 
press itself and to communicate itself 
to the world, should have adequate 
means and methods of doing so. This 
principle should govern us in deter- 
mining the kind of men also to be se- 
lected to hold official positions and 
bear official responsibility in the 
church, both in local and general or- 
ganizations. 

Let us begin with the local congre- 
gation. Our present theory of local 
government through officers known as 
elders and deacons, is as nearly con- 
formed to New Testament precedent 
as is possible with our present know- 
ledge. But there remains much to be 
done in bringing the standard of these 
officers up to the New Testament 
ideal. We have too often been con- 
tent to have men called elders and dea- 
cons without being such in reality. We 
are aware that it is not always practi- 
cable to secure ideal men for positions 
in the Church any more than in the 
State, but there should be a constant 
effort to secure men for such positions 
who possess in a good degree the re- 
quisite qualifications. We say a good 
deal about an educated ministry, and 
not any too much, but we do not gen- 
erally include in such statements the 
education of men for the eldership and 
for the diaconate. But why not? Does 
not our whole history teach us the 
need of well-informed, well-developed 
and spiritually-trained men in these 
official positions? We predict that in 
the future men who serve as elders 
and deacons in our churches will be 
very largely composed of graduates 
from our colleges who have taken, not 
only the academic course, but a course 
in Bible study as well. This is an 
ideal toward which we should strive. 
How often have our churches suffered 
disgrace in the eyes of the community 
by being under the control of narrow- 
minded, ignorant men who have never 
enjoyed the liberalizing influence of 
education and whose minds and hearts 
have never been disciplined by a prop- 
er knowledge of the word of God. It 
is a noticeable fact that most of our 
church troubles arise in congrega- 
tions having uneducated and incom- 
petent men in their official boards. The 
offices of elder and deacon need to be 
greatly dignified among us, and this 
can only be done by keeping out of 
such positions men who are wholly 
incompetent to fill them worthily. 

It ought to be an honorable ambi- 
tion on the] part ofjany man:;in the 



church, no matter what his station in 
life, to aspire to be worthy of a place 
in the eldership or diaconate of the 
church. "If a man seeketh the office 
of a bishop (or elder) he desireth a 
good work." The same is true of the 
office of a deacon. They are both to be 
thought of as "a good work." That 
is what the word office means. It is a 
work. Only men of blameless lives, of 
religious zeal, and a good degree of in- 
telligence, are competent for either of 
these positions. This is especially 
true of elders, who are expected to be 
"apt to teach," capable of instructing 
the church in the things of the king- 
dom of God. But the deacons also are 
expected to be men "full of the Holy 
Spirit" and capable of developing in- 
to preachers of the Word. 

We have said nothing hitherto about 
deaconesses, but we believe they are 
needed in a complete organization of 
the local church. There are some du- 
ties to be performed, some work to be 
done, that consecrated women can do 
better than men, and as our churches 
are usually made up more largely of 
women than men, they should be repre- 
sented in the officiary of the church. 
They should be selected, too, because 
of their experience, Christian charac- 
ter, intelligence and general fitness 
for the work they are expected to do. 
Many of our churches have deaconess- 
es, and in our city churches particular- 
ly, they often have important functions 
to perform in connection with the ad- 
ministration of the poor fund, as well 
as in contributing their good taste and 
tact to the general welfare of the con- 
gregation. 

We are coming to attach greater im- 
portance continually to the Sunday or 
Bible-school feature of the church 
work. It is no longer thought that 
anybody can superintend a Sunday- 
school or teach a class. Special care 
should be taken in selecting a man of 
devout character, well-instructed in 
the Bible, and of good administrative 
ability, to superintend the -Sunday- 
school. Special effort should be made 
to train teachers for their work. How 
can one teach unless he be first taught? 
A well-conducted Sunday-school is the 
best possible evangelistic agency 
among the children, and it is about 
the only opportunity for systematic 
Bible instruction among the adult 
members of the church which the 
church offers. 

In the actual training of the young 
people for Christian service another 
organization has been found very help- 
ful, and every well organized church 
to-day has its Young People's Society 
of Christian Endeavor, or something 
that answers the same purpose. This 
organization is an excellent field for 
the development of the spiritual life 
and talents of the younger members, 
and especially to train them in various 
forms of actual Christian service. It is 
entitled to the sympathy, co-operation 
and wise supervision of the officers 
and older members of the church. 



Of course every working, efficient 
church has its various committees to 
look after various interests, but only 
such committees should be appointed 
as have an actual work to do, and they 
should be expected to do it. Nominal 
committees, or merely nominal officers 
of any kind, are to be avoided. Every- 
thing should be real and vital in 
church life. 

Every well managed church has its 
regular monthly meetings of its offi- 
cers, with reports from all depart- 
ment's of the church work, and thus 
keeps up its finances and looks after 
the spiritual welfare of its members. 
These monthly meetings afford oppor- 
tunity among the leaders of the church 
to take counsel together about, every- 
thing that relates to the material and 
spiritual welfare of the church. 

We have some things to say about 
the preacher of the congregation, usu- 
ally known as pastor, which we defer 
for a future article. 

<£ 

Feeling Their Way Toward 
Union. 

We have been watching with interest 
for some time the outcome of a confer- 
ence of representatives of Congrega- 
tionalists, Methodist Protestants and 
United Brethren, looking to union. 
The first meeting was at Pittsburg, 
and in that conference representatives 
of the Christian Connection met with 
the representatives of the churches 
mentioned, but withdrew. The others 
appointed a committee to formulate 
the details of a plan they had agreed 
upon, and to repeat to the full commit- 
tee. This sub-committee met in Wash- 
ington in the latter part of May and 
agreed upon a report to the full com- 
mittee, which was called to meet July 
1, 1903. This full committee adopted 
a report which they now recommend 
to the general bodies which they re- 
spectively ^represent. 

The plan of union, briefly stated, 
is the endorsement of the formulated 
statements of doctrine, as held by 
each of these bodies, by all the others; 
that each of the bodies is to retain its 
present name and autonomy in all 
local affairs, but they are to add to 
their official title the words "in affilia- 
tion with the General Council of 
United Churches." It is recommended 
that these bodies authorize the cre- 
ation of a General Council, composed 
of representatives elected from their 
respective bodies on the basis of one 
representative for every 5,000 mem- 
bers. The powers of the General 
Council shall be advisory, and any 
recommendation it may make shall be 
referred to the constituent bodies for 
approval. A committee of three from 
each of the general bodies represented 
shall be appointed to arrange for the 
time and place of the first meeting of 
the General Council. This General 
Council is to determine its own officers 
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ization. The purposes of the General 
Council are said to be the following: 

(1) To present, so far as we possibly can, 
a realization of that unity which seems so 
greatly desired by Christian churches. 

(2) To promote a better knowledge and a 
closer fellowship among the Christian bodies 
thus uniting. 

(3) To secure the co-ordination and unifica- 
tion of the three bodies in evangelistic, edu- 
cational and missionary work. 

(4) To adopt a plan by which the three 
bodies may be brought into co-ordinate activ- 
ity and organic unity, a unity representing 
some form of connectionalism. 

(5) To prevent the unnecessary multipli- 
cation of churches; to unite weak churches of 
the same neighborhood wherever it is prac- 
ticable, and to invite and encourage the affil- 
iation with this council of other Christian 
bodies cherishing a kindred faith and purpose. 

It is seen, from the foregoing, that 
the coalition thus formed is not re- 
garded as a perfect union, but as an 
important step in that direction. In 
the Letter to the Churches, which the 
joint committee has prepared,, the 
committee says that "doctrinal differ- 
ences did not appear;" that "with re- 
spect to forms of church organization 
and methods of work there are diversi- 
ties, and for the removal or adjust- 
ment of these, time and patience will 
be needed." The committee expresses 
its belief that "it is possible for the 
three denominations to form, at an 
early day, not merely a goodly fellow- 
ship, but a compact union, by means 
of which unnecessary divisions and 
frictions may be avoided and force 
economized in the common work of 
the kingdom." The letter further 
recommends that the missionary and 
educational boards of the three de- 
nominations should as soon as pos- 
sible, form a working agreement by 
which they may be co-ordinated in 
service and ultimately united. It 
earnestly urges that at their next reg- 
ular meeting these three denomina- 
tions carefully consider and act upon 
the suggestions of this report, and 
that meanwhile it be carefully and 
prayerfully studied by all interested. 

This is a very significant step as in- 
dicative of the spirit of unity that is 
abroad among the churches. We hail 
it with rejoicing, not as a final con- 
summation, but as the promise and 
prophecy of better things to come. 
Let us who have been set especially 
for the plea of Christian union, see to 
it that we are ready to meet overtures 
to union in the spirit of our Lord's 
prayer for the oneness of his disciples, 
while we seek, at the same time, to 
still foster the spirit of unity that is 
manifesting itself in so many ways 
throughout the church universal. We 
especially commend that feature of 
this report which indicates a willing- 
ness on the part of the representatives 
of each of the bodies concerned to ac- 
cept even a partial union, where a per- 
fect one cannot be obtained, and where 
the partial one looks directly to a com- 
pleter unity. It is only in this spirit 
that we are ultimately to reach the ful- 
fillment of the New Testament ideal of 
unity. 



Union of Baptists and Disciples 
of Christ. 

The recent correspondence between 
Brother Harlan and Dr. P. S. Henson, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y., and the conversa- 
tion between Dr. Gessler and Brother 
Durban at Lake Hopatcong, as reported 
by the latter in last week's Christian- 
Evangelist, serve to bring up again 
the subject of the union of the two 
great branches of the family of im- 
mersionists — Baptists and Disciples 
of Christ. The subject has often been 
discussed in the past, but the work of 
unification has been going on through 
all these years. The asperities of the 
past are becoming outgrown and for- 
gotten, and the irenic spirit in the two 
bodies has been growing, so that there 
is no doubt greater unity of sentiment 
and of feeling between them to-day 
than at any previous time. It may be 
too early yet to expect a consumma- 
tion which the best men in both bod- 
ies have desired for many years, but it 
can certainly do no barm and may help 
to hasten the desired end, to consider 
once more the reasons which make 
such union both desirable and feasi- 
ble. 

We take it that the time is past when 
it is necesjary to argue the desirabil- 
ity of Christian unity. Christian peo- 
ple generally have come to see the 
evils of sectarianism and of schisms 
in the body of Christ. The prayer of 
our Lord that His disciples might be 
one in Him as He and the Father are 
one, remains to be fulfilled in its high- 
est and best meaning. We all rejoice 
in the growing unity among the follow- 
ers of our common Lord and Master, 
but we cannot shut our eyes to the 
fact that there yet remains much to be 
desired before we can rejoice in a 
unitedchurch. It is a reasonable expec- 
tation, too, that this closer union should 
first manifest itself between those 
religious bodies which are nearest to- 
gether in faith and practice. There 
seems to be no good reason why the 
different branches of the Methodist 
and Presbyterian churches, for in- 
stance, should not recognize their es- 
sential unity, and fraternize and co- 
operate as brethren. The same thing 
is true in reference to the great Bap- 
tist family, or those who practice im- 
mersion and hold to a regenerated 
church membership. If it be true, as 
Dr. Gessler states, that "the Baptists 
are steadily gravitating toward the 
position held by the Disciples on cer- 
tain points, while there is a similar 
tendency on the part of the latter to 
smooth certain harsh angularities, 
not so much of opinion as of the un- 
compromising expression of them," it 
is plainly but a question of time when 
they will "gravitate" toward the com- 
mon center, Christ Jesus our Lord, 
and recognize their union in Him. 

We think it truer to the facts to say 
that both Baptists and Disciples have 
been steadily approaching the New 
Testament ideal of the Church, and are 



increasingly manifesting the spirit of 
catholicity which characterized the 
church in its beginnings, and which 
was characteristic of Christ Himself. 
Holding, as they do, that Christ is the 
Head of the Church, which is His 
body, and that the New Testament is 
the only rule of faith and practice for 
Christians, it is inevitable that they 
should grow more like each other as 
they each grow more like their com- 
mon ideal. There is absolutely no 
path of progress for the two religious 
peoples but that which leads to inevi- 
table union and co-operation. The 
only thing that can prevent such a 
consummation is the crystallization of 
one or both into a sect, whose opinions 
shall harden into an adamantine creed, 
preventing all future growth. This is 
hardly possible in this age of the 
world 

When we compare the things held 
in common by Baptists, and those who 
call themselves Christians or Disciples 
of Christ, it is a matter of surprise 
that they have remained so long sepa- 
rate. The great fundamentals of Chris- 
tian faith they hold in common with 
the rest of the evangelical religious 
world. In addition, they agree in 
standing for the sufficiency of theWord 
of God without any other authoritative 
rule of faith and practice; for faith in 
Christ as the all-sufficient creed of the 
New Testament; for a regenerated 
church membership; for the New Tes- 
tament baptism which is a symbolic 
representation of Christ's burial and 
resurrection, and of the believer's 
death to sin and his resurrection to 
newness of life; for the necessity of 
living a godly and pious life, for con- 
gregational autonomy, or the independ- 
ence of the local church; for co-oper- 
ation of local churches in missionary, 
educational and benevolent enterpris- 
es; for liberty of conscience and free- 
dom of thought within the limits of 
Christian liberty; for the everlasting 
difference in destiny between the ulti- 
mately righteous and the ultimately 
wicked; for the resurrection of the 
dead and the life everlasting. Surely 
here is a broad basis on which to 
unite, and to work and worship to- 
gether in the bonds of Christian fel- 
lowship. Suppose there are minor 
points upon which we disagree; is not 
that true within the limits of each of 
the two bodies? Do we not find it 
necessary to allow liberty for differ- 
ences of opinion among ourselves, even 
as we are? Are not the differences 
just as great between members of each 
of the two bodies, as between the two 
bodies themselves? Why, then, should 
we make differences of opinion insup- 
erable barriers to our mutual fellow- 
ship in. Christ? 

Of course the old debaters on both 
sides may wish to run out the propo- 
sitions they have discussed, and seek 
to make out of them a basis of union 
or barriers of separation. But no such 
union ever existed, nor did Christ 
ever pray for any such. The early 



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Church was united by a personal faith 
in, and allegiance to a common Lord. 
Its passionate love for Him broke down 
all racial, social or intellectual differ- 
ences, and made them one. Both Bap- 
tists and Disciples, in the past, have 
unduly magnified their differences and 
have not laid sufficient stress upon the 
great matters they hold in common. 
It is time for a reversal of this policy. 
We rejoice at the signs of union in 
the east. The first practical steps 
toward the merging of the two bodies 
into one are likely to be taken there, 
where there is less prejudice between 
the two bodies than exists in the south 
and west. It must begin somewhere 
and win its way gradually among the 
churches. It is not likely to be con- 
summated by a single stroke, among 
religious peoples who recognize the in- 
dependence of the local churches. It 
will be certain to meet with opposition 
in some quarters, but if it be God's 
will, it will overcome all opposition 
and ultimately prevail. May the spirit 
of God, who dwells evermore in His 
Church, guide the followers of Christ 
into that unity for which He prayed 
under the deepening shadows of the 
cross! 

A 

Editor's Easy Chair. 

Or 

Macatawa Musings. 

The religious life of Macatawa Park 
has now been fully resumed for the 
season. The established services here, 
as the old resorters know, are as fol- 
lows: Sunday-school at 3 p. m., preach- 
ing at 4, and the beach meeting at 
"early candle lighting." The fore- 
noon is given to rest, reading and 
meditation, by the religiously disposed 
who do not care to go to Holland to 
attend religious services. There are 
some who are prompt in church at- 
tendance at home who feel at liberty 
to remain away from religious serv- 
ices at a summer resort. But as a 
rule those faithful at home are faithful 
away from home. God is no respecter 
of places any more than of persons. It 
was a good audience that assembled in 
the auditorium on the hill at preach- 
ing service last Lord's day afternoon. 
Bro. H. S. Earl preached a good ser- 
mon, the main thought of which was 
so simple and fundamental, that we 
are in danger of overlooking it, name- 
ly, i hat the Christian life consists in 
following Christ; in being Christlike. 
It is not the length of our creeds nor 
the breadth of our phylacteries, that 
makes us acceptable to God, but the 
degree in which we embody in our lives 
and character the disposition, temper 
and spirit of Christ. 

A 

The meeting down at the beach, 
amid the music of the murmuring 
waves, was much more largely attend- 
ed, as is usually the case, than the 
preaching at the auditorium. Presi- 
dent R. E. Hieronymus of Eureka 



College, conducted this meeting, al- 
though it was his first attendance, we 
believe, at this unique service. He 
made a very admirable talk. He said 
the scene before us would naturally 
call to mind those scenes in the life of 
our Lord in which He gathered His 
disciples about the shores of the sea 
of Galilee and taught them His won- 
derful lessons. But when He had 
called His disciples to Him and had 
taught them, filling them with His 
great message of truth and life, He 
bade them go and tell others what 
they had learned from Him. This, He 
declared to be the duty of all of us — to 
communicate to others whatever meas- 
ure of light and life we have received 
through Christ. We always love to 
hear President Hieronymus speak. 
There is a note of sincerity, of reality 
and of power in what he says, that in- 
dicates an anointing from above. Sev- 
eral others spoke, and many of the old 
songs were sung, the music being led 
by Evangelist Bennett, who brought 
his little organ down upon the sand to 
mingle its notes with those of the mul- 
titudinous waves and with the voices 
of the people in praising God. It was 
one of those beach meetings, the mem- 
ory and the impressions of which 
will long linger in the minds of those 
who were present. 

Among the visitors at Macatawa 
Park during the past week was Bro. T. 
D. Butler, of Healdsburg, Calif., who 
is visiting his son at Grand Rapids, 
and who ran down to visit friends 
here at the Park for a day. Though 
in his sixty-fifth year he seems to be 
in the prime of a vigorous manhood. 
We had much talk with him concern- 
ing the progress of the cause on the 
Pacific Coast and concerning the cur- 
rent agitation over the Berkeley Bible 
Seminary brought about by injudi- 
cious newspaper criticism. He speaks 
in enthusiastic terms of the work Prof. 
VanKirk is doing at Berkeley, the hold 
he is getting on the University of Cali- 
fornia, and the wholesome influence 
he is exerting in the state, and regrets 
exceedingly the prejudice that has 
been excited against him and the Bible 
Seminary, by adverse newspaper cri- 
ticism, and against the protests of 
those who are officially charged with 
the management of the institution, as 
well as against the moral sentiment of 
the leading brethren of the state. But 
we doubt if any permanent injury. will 
come to the Seminary, or to the cause 
in that state,, from any unjust criticism. 
Our experience and observation have 
both taught us that unjust criticism 
recoils upon itself, sooner or later, 
and that "truth crushed to earth will 
rise again." The Psalmist of Israel 
noticed the same fact, and one of them 
sang: 

"Commit thy way unto Jehovah; 

Trust also in him, and he will bring :t to pass, 

And he will make thy righteousness to go 

forth as lhe light. 
And ir.v justice as the noonday.'' 



This is the early morning of the 
Lord's day. The other members of 
the household are yet in the bonds of 
peaceful slumber. The sound of ham- 
mers, saws, etc., which have resound- 
ed during the past week, while "Edge- 
wood-on-the-lake" has been under- 
going through repairs at the hands of 
carpenters, painters, stone-masons 
and plumbers, are silent this holy 
morning. Only the lake itself is lift- 
ing up its voice in audible tones in 
praise of its great Creator. It is good 
to be here, alone with God, in what 
the carpenters call "the little chapel." 
This designation they have given to 
our study and office building, setting 
back in rear of the cottage, is not in- 
appropriate. It is certainly "a subor- 
dinate place of worship," as Webster 
defines a chapel to be. But it is a 
place of private, not of public wor- 
ship. Every home should have its 
chapel — its quiet chamber where one 
may resort to commune with God. 
This morning is propitious of a glori- 
ous day. May all the places of public 
worship be crowded to-day with those 
who are hungering and thirsting after 
righteousness! May those who preach, 
"preach the word" in the power of the 
Holy Spirit — the only power that can 
convict of sin, comfort and edify! And 
may the peace of God, which passeth 
all understanding, abide with all who 
love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincer- 
ity, this day, everywhere! 

Edgewood-on-the lake, July 19. 



Notes and Comments. 

Rev. Cyrus Townsend Brady has 
been studying the theater at close 
range during the past winter. He had 
heard it stated that the theater had 
taken the place, or might well take the 
place, of the church as the teaching 
force of the community, and he con- 
cluded to sample it. Mr. Brady ap- 
pears to have made an unbiased study 
of the modern theater at its best, and 
his verdict is not favorable to the 
theater. He witnessed eleven plays. 
He says: "In every one of the eleven 
plays there were liars, scoundrels, ad- 
venturesses who did not all come to 
grief. On the contrary! — and divorces 
were as numerous as the}'' are in high 
society. . . . Taking all the above in- 
to account after a careful considera- 
tion of the eleven, and striving not to 
be prudish, I affirm that the effect of 
them generally speaking was bad. 
They left a nasty taste in the mouth, 
such as I never experienced in any 
church even after the weakest and 
most indifferent sermon." If this is 
the best that can be said for the best 
theaters, what could be said of the 
lower class of theaters, of which Mr. 
Bradv's analysis takes no account. It 
is evident that the theater must under- 
go a very radical conversion before it 
can b^ regarded even as a moral in- 
fluence in the community. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



July 23, 1903 



The Denver International C. £. Convention 



Christian Endeavor is way up. It's 
twenty-first convention was held a mile 
above the sea level. From 9-13 of July 
a host of over 10,000 registered Chris- 
tian Endeavorers gathered at Denver, 
and as many as 10,000 more friends 
and adherents of the great movement, 
joined in the enthusiasm and shared 
in the lofty privileges of the mighty 
assembly. White caps greeted the 
throngs and a white city awaited the 
coming of the delegations from all 
over the land. It was a great meet- 
ing and it was good to be there. The 
opening service was one of unusual 
power. B. B. Tyler conducted the de- 
votional exercises and words of wel- 
come were spoken by the governor of 
the state, and representatives of the 
city and of the churches, and respons- 
es were heard from north, south, east 
and west, from Canada and from 
abroad. There was one notable thing 
about this meeting, when sectarianism 
was pronounced a curse and the de- 
claration made more than once, "Sec- 
tarianism is on the retreat," there was 
abounding applause, while every ex- 
pression as to the virtue of denomina- 
tional loyalty was received in silence. 
These young people are not far from 
the kingdom — the united kingdom. 

"What of the past? What of the 
future?" was the theme of the second 
great meeting in the tent, Thursday 
evening, when reports came in, and 
Dr. Clark's address, and the installa- 
tion of the new secretary Mr. Vogt. 
"Holy, holy, holy," ten thousand voic- 
es sang. A waving sea of white 
greeted the president. Twenty thou- 
sand hands were joined above the ten 
thousand heads and shaken after the 
Chinese manner with the new secre- 
tary. President Clark urged a defi- 
nite increase campaign to double the 
number and efficiency of Christian En- 
deavor societies in a decade. Two 
thousand new societies have been 
formed within six months. The jun- 
ior societies within a year may be 
doubled, and the correspondence 
school for Christian workers will train 
superintendents for this important 
service. He proposed that every state 
strive to gain at least 10 per cent an- 
nually for the next ten years, thus en- 
tering into a ten years' extension cam- 
paign. As each state secures its 10 
per cent increase, a beautiful foreign 
banner, representing the fellowship of 
the movement, will be presented to 
the state. 

Mr. Shaw presented the secretary's 
report, showing the growth from one 
society in 1881 to 64,620 in 1903, repre- 
senting eighty denominations, in every 
land and language, with a member- 
ship of 3,822,300. Indiana received 
the Chinese banner for largest propor- 
tionate increase in intermediate socie- 
ties, and C. A. Medburg bore it off in 
triumph. The increase in foreign 
lands has been marked especially in 



By F. D. Power 

Germany, Finland, France, Spain, 
Sweden, Japan, Corea, Persia, India, 
China and South America. The great 
roll of local societies that have in- 
creased their membership from ten to 
several hundred per cent the past 
seven months shows the advance 
Christian Endeavor is making. The 
past year 175,000 have come from the 
ranks of the society into the churches. 
Three societies gave over $1,000 to 
missions the past year; the Oxford, 
Presbyterian, Philadelphia, $1,814, the 
Chinese Christian Endeavor society of 
the Congregational mission, San Fran- 
cisco, $1,516; and the Presbyterian so- 
ciety, Clinton, 111., $1,125. The ban- 
ner intermediate gave $311, and the 
banner junior $548. Other features of 
the report were most encouraging. De- 
nominational figures were not given. 
The Disciples rank third with over 
3,300 societies having gained 350 the 
past year. 

The quiet hour services the morning 
of July 10 were in memory of the late 
field secretary, C. E. Eberman. Two 
of these were led by J. N. Jessup and 
F. M. Tinder. Bible studies were 
from 8:30 to 9:30 in several churches. 
Those of Dr. James M. Gray, of Bos- 
ton, at the Central Christian Church, 
were specially helpful. Friday morn- 
ing at the tent was given to "Forward 
ward Endeavor — Why and How?" The 
discussions were very vigorous and 
practical. In the afternoon came the 
denominational rallies which are al- 
ways interesting. At the Central 
Christian, C. B. Newman presided, 
and B. B. Tyler, J. N. Jessup, W. P. 
Bentley, H. O. Breeden, R. H. Wag- 
goner, and C. S. Medburg, were the 
regular speakers, and among the many 
taking part in the meeting were B. O. 
Denham, J. M. Taylor, Miss Effie D. 
Kellar, J. S. Myers, W. J. Lockhart, 
W. F. Richardson, Miss Rebel With- 
ers, Miss Lulu Philips, B. A. Abbott, 
H. C. Patterson and others. It was 
an enthusiastic and delightful fellow- 
ship in the beautiful new Ceneral 
Church which was splendidly decora- 
ted and which welcomed W. B. Craig 
to its pulpit as pastor the following 
Lord's day. 

Friday evening was called a"Fellow- 
ship Meeting" on the program. Fully 
12,000 people greeted the speakers in 
the mammoth tent. The ablest and 
most effective address of the session 
was by Dr. Clarence A. Barbour, of 
Rochester, N. Y., who spoke on the 
old theme, the union of Christians. 
The speaker who attracted most atten- 
tion, however, was Rev. Reginald J. 
Campbell, Dr. Joseph Parker's succes- 
sor at the City Temple, London, whose 
theme was: "The Fellowship of the 
Nations and the Coming Kingdom." 
It may be that too much was expected 



of one filling the cathedral of non-con- 
formity, but the English preacher by 
no means met the expectation of the 
audience. He could not be heard and 
did not show any special power as a 
pulpit orator. He has a striking face, 
framed in grey hair and a graceful and 
kindly manner, and his language and 
thought are those of a scholarly, culti- 
vated man, but many of the men on 
the program were far more pleasing 
and stirring talkers. 

Saturday morning there was a great 
meeting at the tent which dealt with 
"Our Resources and how to Develop 
Them," and Saturday afternoon was 
given to the juniors, and Saturday 
night to the state rallies. There were 
also schools of methods, patriotic 
meetings, evangelistic meetings, out- 
door meetings, and rallies, and conse- 
cration services to fill in the spare 
moments of the young people. Sun- 
day was a great day. The churches 
were crowded, those at the Central 
and Broadway Christian being unus- 
ually large. The afternoon was given 
to men's meetings, women's meetings, 
boys' meetings, and girls' meetings, 
and the evening to great missionary, 
temperance, evangelistic, Lord's day 
observance and consecration services. 

Monday, the last day of the feast, 
will always be remembered by the thou- 
sands who went up to the queen city 
of the great American desert to cele- 
brate the coming to age of the Chris- 
tian Endeavor movement. The two 
themes for the day were, "The Field 
is the World," and "My Country 'Tis 
of Thee." Home and foreign prob- 
lems, immigration, Mormonism, and 
the money problem, the Indian, the 
liquor question, the Bible in the public 
schools, municipal politics, what other 
nations may teach us and what Amer- 
ica may teach the nations were some 
of the subjects under consideration. 
An appeal by Dr. Clark at one of these 
meetings for funds to carry on Mr. 
Eberman's work realized $4,000. The 
enthusiasm grew steadily, the speakers 
were earnest and strong in the deliv- 
ery of their messages, the young people 
thronged the services, and every one 
was happy. 

It is by a special providence I am 
permitted to write this story. Monday 
afternoon I witnessed the most start- 
ling and thrilling scene of my life. I 
was presiding over the great meeting 
in tent endeavor. There were fully 
8,000 people under the great canvas 
who were listening intently to the 
splendid program. Ira Landrith had 
made a great speech on municipal 
politics, and John Royal Harris, two 
men who as president and secretary of 
the anti-saloon league, had done such 
effective service in securing the four 
mile limit law for Tennessee. Several 
speakers had told what the nations 
may teach America. Rev. Mr. Horse- 
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The Antiquity of Man on the Earth 



[In a recent address by Prof. Frederic K. 
Wright, professor of geology in Oberlin Col- 
lege, at the dedication of Pearson Hall, at 
Drury College, on "Geology in a Liberal 
Course of Study," he referred at the close to 
the antiquity of man on the earth. From this 
part of his able address we are permitted to 
make a liberal extract which shows the latest 
scientific thought on that subject. It will be 
a surprise to many of our readers to find what 
a revolution has taken place in the scientific 
world on this controverted question. — Ed.] 

Finally, coming still closer to our 
own time, we find in the geology of 
this great region of which Drury Col- 
lege is the center, one of the most in- 
teresting class of facts setting limits 
to the speculations of anthropologists 
and historians concerning the antiq- 
uity and early condition of the human 
race, and preparing them to accept 
with greater docility the statements of 
early historians, if not of revelation 
itself, that man's career on the earth 
has been of a very limited duration, 
and that the progress of the human 
race has not been altogether in an up- 
ward direction. 

By pretty general consent, astrono- 
mers, physicists and a large number 
of geologists accept twenty-five mil- 
lion years as the age of the earliest 
sedimentary strata, or at least of the 
introduction of the lowest forms of life 
upon the earth. Of this period, they 
would assign about eighteen millions 
to the long drawn-out Palaeozoic era, 
which includes the Cambrian, Silurian 
and Carboniferous strata, which are 
most prominent over the Ozarkian 
Plateau; while four million five hun- 
dred thousand would be apportioned 
to the Mesozoic strata, represented by 
the Cretaceous rocks everywhere bor- 
dering the Ozarkian Plateau upon the 
west. This would leave but one mil- 
lion five hundred thousand years since 
the beginning of the Tertiary period, 
when the classes of animals to which 
our domestic varieties belong were 
first introduced. But it was only to- 
ward the close of the Tertiary period 
that this last Ozarkian uplift began 
which is so open to our study in this 
vicinity. Everything points to this 
period of elevation as comparatively 
brief, culminating in the glacial epoch, 
which cannot have closed in this coun- 
try earlier than from six thousand to 
ten thousand years ago. The recency 
of these last great earth movements is 
shown, as we have already said, to ad- 
mirable effect in the small amount of 
erosion which has been accomplished 
by the streams of southern Missouri 
since the uplift began, allowing them 
to cut deeper channels over the bottom 
of the broader valleys that have been 
worn in preceding ages. The recency 
of the unstable conditions characteris- 
tic of the glacial age, appears also in 
the limited amount of erosion which 
has been accomplished by the streams 
all over the glaciated region. The 
post-glacial gorge of Niagara would 
have been worn by the present stream 



By Prof. F. K. Wright 

at the present rate in 7,500 years. The 
gorge below the Falls of St. Anthony 
at Minneapolis, which is also post- 
glacial, would have been worn by the 
present stream in less than 8,000 
years. 

The small size of the troughs occu- 
pied by the streams which meander 
over the loose deposits of the glacial 
period, point irresistibly to a similar 
limitation of post-glacial time. In re- 
peated calculations, it is found that 
the present streams would erode these 
troughs in less than 10,000 years. The 
brevity of post-glacial time is further 
shown from the small extent to which 
the Great Lakes in the glaciated re- 
gion and the thousands of smaller 
bodies of water have been filled up 
with sediment. If the period is ex- 
tended beyond 10,000 years, it is clear 
to anyone familiar with the forces at 
work that the most of these lakes 
would have been filled with sediment 
so that their beds would have become 
dry land. The same conclusion is 
written upon the rocks in the fresh- 
ness of the glacial striae and in the 
small amount of disintegration that 
has taken place even upon the lime- 
stone rocks which have been exposed 
ever since the melting off|of the great 
ice-sheet from North America and 
Europe. 

It is therefore a no very startling 
announcement to make that the re- 
mains of man have been foundfin gla- 
cial deposits in various parts of the 
world, and last, but not least, in those 
which border the majestic river which 
has given the name to your state. |For 
the date which our glacial studies will 
assign to these deposits is not much, 
if any, greater than that which has al- 
ready been ascertained for the birth 
of the high civilization which charac- 
terized the irrigated valleys of the 
Tigris, the Euphrates and the Nile. A 
careful study of the recent geology of 



& & & & & 

Love Much and Sing. 

By Charles Blanchard. 
Love much! Love much! Who sings 
Must give to song the wings 
Of a supreme, strong love, 
Which bears his soul above 
His burdens- Be thou strong, 
First in Love, then in Song! 

Love much! Love and endure, 
And keep thy soul-life pure. 
Glad in this sweet content, 
Sing thou thy song, intent 
On this divinest thing — 
To love much and to sing! 

Who sings and keeps alive 
The memory of those who strive 
And conquer, for Love's sake. 
Shall come at last and take 
His place and praise among 
The heroes which he sung! 



your own state must lead anyone to 
new and rather startling views of the 
instability of the earth's crust, which 
manifested itself in the earlier periods 
of the history of the human race. 

But not only does geology teach us 
that man is, comparatively speaking, 
a new-comer in the world, but it points 
also to a limit of his stay upon the 
earth, and so helps to furnish a basis 
for that sober philosophy of life which 
prepares the way for the consolation 
of a religion which magnifies the 
worth of our spiritual nature. The 
world is not man's permanent abiding 
place. Not only is there a succession 
of individual life limited to threescore 
years and ten, but there is a succes- 
sion of civilizations and of nations 
which rapidly supplant each other. 
Science, moreover, points to the still 
more sobering fact that the human 
race is but a passenger upon a way 
train. It is only within a compara- 
tively few thousand years that the 
globe was fitted to receive him; while 
it is equally evident that at some time 
in the distant future it will be no 
longer fit to retain him, and the earth 
will pass into the condition in which 
our satellites and some of the planets 
have already passed, where it is 
scarcely possible that life should exist 
at all. 

It certainly is a striking coincidence 
that the recent speculations of our 
astronomical chief at Washington con- 
cerning the end of the world should 
coincide so closely with the glowing 
words of the apostle Peter. Foresee- 
ing the gradual loss of heat from our 
solar system and the consequent reign 
of death that must ensue, Professor 
Newcomb imagines a possible way for 
the restoration of the heat and the be- 
ginning of a new period of life upon 
the globe. The only way in which he 
can imagine it to occur is by the colli- 
sion of a dark body with the sun, 
when the arrested motion would be 
transformed into heat sufficient to re- 
store the original condition. In de- 
scribing the results of this collision, 
which would destroy every remnant of 
life that remained, he could do no bet- 
ter than to use the words of second 
Peter: "The heavens shall pass away 
with a great noise, and the elements 
shall melt with fervent heat, and the 
earth also, and the works that are 
therein shall be burnt up." 

A 

True loving is in itself attainment 
and reward. Even if one longs vain- 
ly for that which is noble and worthy, 
he has his full recompense, though he 
gains nothing more than the gain of 
high endeavor. A wife who early loses 
the husband she loved profoundly, the 
mother who loves the only child she 
ever bore, whoever has nothing just 
now but the bare fact of loving to re- 
joice over, has a treasure beyond all 
compare. — 5". 5". Times. 



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Christ's discourse to Nicodemus in 
the third chapter of John is unique. 
As lar as we know, Nicodemus is the 
only man to whom Jesus said, "Ye 
must be born again." He told the 
rich young ruler to sell what he had 
and give to the poor, and then to come 
and follow him; he said to the man 
who was lowered through the roof at 
Capernaum, and the woman who 
washed his feet with her tears of peni- 
tence, that their sins were forgiven; he 
laid down the law that if any man 
would come after him, he must deny 
himself, and take up his cross, and 
follow him; he commanded men to be 
perfect, as their Father in Heaven is 
perfect; but to Nicodemus he said that 
a new birth was a condition of enter- 
ing into the kingdom. Why this pecu- 
liar form to his teaching? 

Nicodemus was a ruler of the Jews. 
He was expecting the advent of the 
kingdom of God. His conception of 
the kingdom was, of course, the con- 
ception of his class and time. It was 
most emphatically a kingdom of this 
world, though brought into being by 
supernatural powers and connected 
with supernatural manifestations. In 
the language of the Psalms of Solo- 
mon, the coming son of David was to 
purge Jerusalem of the heathen that 
trample her down, and thrust out the 
sinners from the inheritance; he would 
then smite the ungodly nations with 
the word of his mouth, and gather to- 
gether a holy people whom he shall lead 
in righteousness; after which he would 
possess the nations of the 'heathen to 
serve him beneath his yoke, and glorify 
the Lord in a place to be seen of the 
whole earth. The kingdom was exter- 
nal, sensuous, and of course a sen- 
suous birth was all that was required 
to see it and enter into it. 

The high places, the chief honor 
and glory and blessing of this expect- 
ed kingdom, belonged to the descend- 
ents of Abraham according to the 
flesh, if to this descent was added an 
observance of the law. But the cor- 
rect genealogy was the first condition. 
So when Nicodemus is told that the 
first birth is not sufficient, his 
thoughts cannot move beyond the 
sphere of the flesh, and he asks how a 
second fleshly birth is possible. Jesus 
strikes at the root of the matter. The 
new birth is different in kind because 
the kingdom is different in kind. It 
was not an organization of men bring- 
ing them into political and religious 
relations based on fleshly descent, not 
something born of the flesh, but an or- 
ganization in which men are related as 
spirits, possessed of common moral 
qualities, combined by a spiritual pur- 
pose. The birth of flesh brought no 
eye that was able to see this king- 
dom. Spiritual descent was the thing 
required. This alone could bring the 
capacity to appreciate spiritual rela- 
tions, influences, power and hopes. 



Dr. Clarke, in his Outline of Chris- 
tian Theology says, "All good that ap- 
pears in man grows up under the fos- 
tering care of the Holy Spirit." Also 
that the new birth is "not a creation of 
something additional in a man, but an 
awakening of new dispositions which 
prepare him for fellowship with God." 
Now, it is evident that good grows up, 
and a new disposition which prepares 
man for fellowship with God is awak- 
ened by hearing and accepting the 
teaching of Jesus. Nor is there any 
other way by which this disposition 
can be produced. "He that heareth 
my words and keepeth them, he it is 
that loveth me." A man is born of 
the Spirit when he gets the spiritual 
valuation of himself and the world, 
the spiritual status of Jesus, and the 
only way to get it is to get it from 
Jesus; to become a disciple of Jesus. 
A correct spiritual descent is proven 
by possession of the spiritual quality, 
by being like Jesus. 

This birth is "of water." I think 
the reference is to John's baptism, but 
to an aspect of John's baptism which 
is seen in Christian baptism. Nico- 
demus and his kind had not gone out 
to be baptized by the wild wilderness 
prophet. They were not sinners! 
And John's baptism meant repentance, 
sharp and thorough and life long. It 
belonged to that very spiritual sphere 
which they had no eyes to see. Should 
they descend to the level of the un- 
clean, and endure the humiliation of 
publicly confessing their sins? Not 
they, Nicodemus has sometimes said 
to me (for I have met several of him) 
that baptism as a humiliation is the 
very thing to which he objects. 

Christian baptism is John's bap- 
tism with additions, but not with sub- 
tractions. It is still a complete immer- 
sion which symbolizes a complete re- 
pentance and pledges one to complete 
obedience. In addition, as a great 
Presbyterian scholar says, "Faith, in 
the sense of personal trust in a per- 
sonal Savior, so connects the water 
with the presence and power of the 
Spirit that the one is the means the 
other uses to impart his spiritual 
grace. In this way baptism is looked 
upon as one of the means of grace." 

The article on baptism in the Ency- 
clopedia Britannica says this is the 
doctrine of Protestant theologains as 
a whole. If this is the case, Protes- 
tant theologians as a whole are toler- 
ably sound on baptism, and "we as a 
people" are pretty close to the ancient 
Protestant doctrine. 

Jesus told Nicodemus that water 
was a means the Spirit must use to 
lift him out of the sphere of the sen- 
suous into the sphere of the spiritual. 
If Peter or John had baptized him, he 
would thereby have been most effectu- 
ally separated from the past and born 
into the personal sovereignty of Jesus. 



It would have brought him into that 
relation called "believing on the son," 
whose opposite is described as "obey- 
ing not," and whose blessedness is 
comprehended in the saying "eternal 
life." 

This birth brought a new moral stan- 
dard. He would leave off ceremonial 
washings and add deeds of mercy; he 
would seek the happiness that is found 
with the meek, the pure in heart, the 
poor in spirit, the peacemakers. 
Above all, he would De in a new rela- 
tion to all who sinned and all who suf- 
fered. The kingdom is salvation. It 
is love reaching after sinners. It is 
eternal intolerance of sin that can be 
removed and suffering that can be 
abated. The Christ-nature is the 
sphere of the kingdom, and the Christ- 
nature is service unto death. 

The church, as in the days of Nico- 
demus, deals with sin in the abstract. 
The kingdom, as in the days of Nico- 
demus, deals with sin in the concrete, 
and seeks to bring disposition and pur- 
pose into harmony with the will of 
God, and except the church be born of 
water and the Spirit every generation 
or two it cannot enter into the king- 
dom of God. 

A 

"SUMMER FOOD" 

Has Other Advantages. 



Many people have tried the food 
Grape-Nuts simply with the idea of 
avoiding the trouble of cooking food 
in the hot months. 

All of these have found something 
beside the ready cooked food idea, for 
Grape-Nuts is a scientific food that 
tones up and restores a sick stomach 
as well as repairs the waste tissue in 
brain and nerve centers. 

"For two years I had been a sufferer 
from catarrh of the stomach, due to 
improper food, and to relieve this con- 
dition I had tried nearly every pre- 
pared food on the market without any 
success until 6 months ago my wife 
purchased a box of Grape-Nuts, think- 
ing it would be a desirable cereal for 
the summer months. 

"We soon made a discovery, we 
were enchanted with the delightful 
flavor of the food, and to my surprise 
I began to get well. My breakfast now 
consists of a little fruit; 4 teaspoon- 
fuls of Grape-Nuts; a cup of Postum, 
which I prefer to coffee; graham bread 
or toast and two boiled eggs. I never 
suffer the least distress after eating 
this, and my stomach is perfect and 
general health fine. Grape-Nuts is a 
wonderful preparation. It was only a 
little time after starting on it that 
wife and I both felt younger, more 
vigorous, and in all ways stronger. 
This has been our experience. 

"P. S. The addition of a little salt 
in place of sugar seems to me to im- 
prove the food." Name given by Pos- 
tum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. 

Send for particulars by mail of ex- 
tension of time on the $7,500.00 cooks' 
contest for 735 money prizes. 



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Pope Leo XIII. 

By Cephas Shc-lburne. 

Born in the year of our Lord 1810, 
ordained a priest at 27, made a cardi- 
nal in 1853, elected pope by the con- 
clave of cardinals in 1870, now at the 
ripe old age of 93, Leo the XIII says: 
"I am now near my end. It is the will 
of the Almighty. Nothing can change 
it. Now I am ready to depart, having 
settled all my affairs. I feel I have ■ 
done all in my power for the good of 
the church and humanity. I do not 
know if all I have done has been good, 
but I certainly obeyed my conscience 
and our faith." Cardinal Gibbons has 
said that "The world will admire Leo 
for his loftiness of intellect, and for 
his great and abiding sympathy with 
humanity." 

Leo evidently possessed other quali- 
ties: He was broad of scholarship, 
possessed a truly statesmen-like mind. 
He was wise, firm, prudent. But the 
.conspicuous and admirable quality of 
the Roman pontiff was his goodness. 
And although, 1 suppose, it be the 
business of Protestantism to protest 
against the Church of Rome, we of all 
faiths should be broad and generous 
•enough to recognize the quality of 
goodness or saintliness "'wherever 
found, on heathen or on Christian 
ground." Pope Leo XIII has come to 
be recognized, both among Catholics 
and non-Catholics, as a good man. Cer- 
tain it is that he was respected, es- 
teemed and admired by Protestants to 
a greater degree than any Catholic 
prelate since John Henry Newman. 
Says a recent editorial comment, "We 
do not know of any being of modern 
times in whom character came to a 
more exalted and a more undisputed 
coronation than in this pope, Unless it 
be George Washington." It is this 
quality, no less than the fact of his 
being the supreme pontiff and head of 
the Catholic Church, that makes his 
present state of health a universal re- 
gret and sorrow. It is seldom that 
mortals, which pope and all of us be, 
vested with so great temporal power, 
can preserve inviolate the Christian 
graces and the beautiful traits of sin- 
cerity and humility. When Saul was 
chosen king to rule over Israel his mod- 
esty "hid him among the stuff;" "and 
when they sought him he could not be 
found." But Saul, like a great many 
others, could not stand prosper- 
ity, and a little later we have the 
lesson of Saul rejected as king. 
For a quarter of a century, head over 
the great Catholic Church, ruling 190,- 
000,000 of people who bow to his dicta- 
tion, assuming the title of "Most High 
and Reverend Lord" and "Vicar of 
Christ," and successor of St. Peter, 
holding in his fingers the Fisherman's 
Ring with which to sign all important 
edicts, and in his power the pontifical 
seal by which he issues his papal 
bulls and dispensations, Pope Leo 
XIII has yet held his kingship of char- 
acter and goodness, and calmly faces 
death, having obeyed his conscience 



and kept the Catholic faith, and say- 
ing with the great apostle, "I am now 
ready to depart." 

We do not pay our tribute to Roman 
Catholicism, or its sovereign pontiff, 
or the Vatican at Rome. But to char- 
acter and the quality of goodness, 
which shines as brilliantly in pope as 
in bishop, and in bishop as in the 
humblest Disciple of our common 
Lord. 'Tis noble to be good; and, die 
when he may, this may be affirmed of 
Leo XIII. Goodness itself is a uni- 
versally admired characteristic. Here 
we touch God and become like him. 
And here Catholic and Protectant must 
meet on common ground and in mu- 
tual admiration. Pope Leo XIII has 
come to be universally recognized 
among Protestants as a good man. 
May the conclave now being held in 
the beautiful Sistine chapel within the 
walls of the Vatican elect a worthy suc- 
cessor — one possessed with the qual- 
ity of goodness, a loftiness of soul 
rather than of office, and with a "great 
and abiding sympathy with human- 
ity." 

Htt n tingto n , In d. 

Miracles. 

By T. T. Holton. 

It has never come to my knowledge 
that there is any demonstrated theory 
that makes a miracle impossible or 
improbable. There is no fact-evi- 
dence against miracles. There is no 
proof against miracles. That the mir- 
acles recorded in the Bible never oc- 
curred is simply an opinion. There 
is not a man on the earth to-day who 
knows that Lazarus was not raised 
from the dead. All the evidence there 
is, is in favor of the miracle. Take 
the case of the burning bush. Moses 
was on familiar ground. He was in 
his prime. He knew bushes, and he 
knew fire. When the bush was not 
consumed he would have been the veri- 
est simpleton not to have perceived 
that it was a "sign" from God. All 
that subsequently occurred confirmed 
him in this. 

The miracles of the Bible were not 
given in elusive guise or a suspicious 
manner. There was plenty of day- 
light, plenty of time, and entire ab- 
sence of collusion. 

If the dead body of Lazarus had been 
disinterred— and the fact was certified 
by honest witnesses, who could have 
doubted the fact affirmed? The friends 
who could so credibly certify to the 
raising up of a dead Lazarus — would 
surely be equally competent to certify 
to the raising up of a live Lazarus. 

That it was possible for God to work 
these miracles there can be no doubt. 
That they would be "signs" of his 
presence, there can be no question. 
That they served a legitimate purpose 
in that they furnished proof of his 
presence and infallible credentials to 
those who were to make known the di- 
vine will, surely cannot be denied, 
Miracles are addressed to the reason. 
They compel conclusions. In writing 



of these "signs" John says, "these 
are written that you might believe." 

A miracle is proved, just as any oc- 
currence is proved. Seeing, hearing, 
handling, and continued companion- 
ship with the resurrected Lazarus, are 
as potent in evidence as they would 
have been in regard to the man Laza- 
rus in the ordinary occurrences of his 
life. The witnesses would naturally 
have been more careful in their scru- 
tiny, and more deliberate in their testi- 
mony, just because the occurrence was 
extraordinary. 

That Jesus was not shown openly 
"t» all the people" (Acts 10:41), was 
a wise arrangement in the divine plan. 
As it stands, the proof is of the high- 
est and most convincing order. The 
testimony of a mob is never satisfac- 
tory. In the mixed multitude there is 
every chance for a confusion and dif- 
ference. In a multitude many would 
not be qualified to be competent wit- 
nesses, for lack of opportunity and 
the proper knowledge and tests. Many 
would be careless and unobservant, 
even if they had opportunity. 

Some honest men do not make good 
witnesses. In a multitude taken with- 
out selection there would be dishonest 
persons whose testimony could be con- 
trolled by corrupt means. Peter says 
that Jesus, alter his resurrection, was 
shown openly "unto witnesses chosen 
before of God, even to us who did eat 
and drink with him after he rose from 
the dead." The apostles were well 
qualified by their former life and occu- 
pations to be eye and ear witnesses. 
In a moral and religious point of view, 
they were qualified by three and a half 
years of training in righteousness by 
the holiest and wisest teacher the 
world has ever known or can ever 
know. They had the fullest oppor- 
tunity to know the fact to which they 
testify. They were the best and only 
proper witnesses that God could have 
chosen. And the fruit of their testi- 
mony puts the seal of Jehovah upon it. 

The man that accepts the fruit of a 
tree as good, and calls the tree cor- 
rupt, sins against the Holy Spirit and 
his own spirit, and puts it out of the 
power of God to convince him of any- 
thing. The man that says he cannot 
believe this testimony ought not to 
stand in any Christian pulpit or teach 
in any Christian college. It is no in- 
dication of scholarship or advanced 
thought that a man does not believe 
that the Bible miracles were wrought. 
He may be unreasonable, narrow, and 
not up-to-date. The rejection of a 
well-attested fact is no sign of supe- 
rior scholarship or up-to-dateness. 

A 

Conditions do not favor the hermit- 
age of any nation or people. 

As we become better acquainted with 
one another, the world over, and the 
interests of each becomes more com- 
mon to all, the brotherhood of all the 
race will receive an abiding recogni- 
tion in the consciousness of men. — 
Religious Telescope, 



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More than thirty years ago a little 
band of Disciples organized a congre- 
gation on the one foundation. Under 
the shade of the trees in a beautiful 
grove they signed their names, with 
beating hearts, to the great charter 
of spiritual rights, and there they held 
their first meeting as a congregation 
of Christ. Summer was among the 
trees, in the wind and in the sky, and 
it was also summer in the hearts of 
the Disciples. Sweet harmony pre- 
vailed, between the music of the carol- 
ing birds and the melody of their tune- 
ful hearts. The cloudless sky an- 
swered to the shadowless horizon of 
their hope. As they planted their ten- 
der vine of life, they offered a prayer 
of trust for its fortunate growth and 
the fruit it would bear, and with 
steady hands and silent tongues they 
wove the myrtle of hope about its des- 
tiny. The first dews of heaven which 
watered its young life, fell from the 
eyes of the Disciples. Rich dew? The 
virtue of the sky was in it. 

In God's first temple, the pious 
preacher read the word of life aloud, 
within the hearing of the people, and 
gave the sense thereof, and attentive 
nature nodded a quiet assent. The 
woodland took up the melody of the 
hymn and wafted it upward and on- 
ward. God and nature and Christ and 
grace seemed to blend in one sweet 
communion that daj\ as the Disciples 
gave to one another the hand of fel- 
lowship, land stipulated to keep the 
ordinances of grace and to preach the 
gospel of salvation and to make their 
weekly offerings for the support of the 
needy. With one breath they sang 
and prayed, as they pledged to one 
another their sacred honor to contend 
for the faith once for all delivered to 
the saints, and waves of song caught 
their tears. Joy went from heart to 
heart, and hope mounted to its highest 
pitch. Purposes were framed before 
that rusticHpulpit, destined to be trans- 
mitted jfrom generation to generation 
for their full achievement. Prayers 
were offered with stammering tongues, 
which could not then be answered, but 
which would be answered in "seasons 
which the Father hath set within his 
own authority." The times for the 
answering of their swelling prayers 
were concealed from their eyes. 
Blessed obscurity! 

A foreign missionary society, or a 
Christian woman's board of missions, 
or a ministerial relief fund, or a board 
of church extension was not so much 
as dreamed of that high day. No word 
of instruction or exhortation was 
spoken of the responsibility of Chris- 
tians to the nations which sit in the 
shadow of death; much less was a col- 
lection taken to send the gospel to the 
heathen world. The duty of the hour 
seemed to them to lie closer at hand. 
They had no church to shelter their 
meetings against the summer's sun 



on the Horizo 

By Logan Lenore 



and the wintry storm, and to pay for 
the preaching from the rustic pulpit 
would drain their slender purse; be- 
side, the sects were in the land. The 
sects were giants before whom the Dis- 
ciples were as grasshoppers. 

The infant congregation was aflame 
with zeal for the union of Christians, 
although it hardly recognized the 
sects, inhabiting the country around 
the grove, as Christians at all. And 
why should it not have burned with 
such a zeal? The battle waged from 
week to week against the sects in the 
shade of those calm and peaceful 
trees. Arguments drawn from bib- 
lical injunctions against divisions, 
from facts of history, and from points 
of analogy were employed with telling 
effect. The saints were happy and 
the sects were mad. A sound argu- 
ment for the overthrow of sectism was 
heard in every prayer, and a synopsis 
of a fine sermon on union was sung in 
every hymn. 

Whether the covenanters had the 
spirit of union themselves, was an un- 
taught question, irrelevant and out of 
order. They could drive the sects 
from the field of battle with their log- 
ical weapons, and that was enough. 
On that day it was enough. It was a 
time to fight and not to hew marble; a 
time to drive the Canaanite from the 
land, and not to build temples. Those 
Disciples saw one thing clearly to be 
done, and they were acquainted with 
the use of the instruments they had 
to employ. They did not close their 
eyes against the light they had, nor 
did they let their weapons grow rusty 
and dull. They made no compromise 
with the enemy. Pilate and Herod did 
not unite in that grove to put Jesus to 
death. True noblemen of the Lord 
were those men, and those were glori- 
ous days. 

Things are different now. Long ago 
the ark of the covenant was removed 
from the hospitable shade of the trees, 
and was placed in a comfortable house 
of the Lord. The music of singing 
reverberates no more down the long 
aisles and through the lofty vaults of 
the forest. The incense of prayer — 
and sweeter incense never mingled 
with that of the angels around the 
throne — rises no more from that altar 
among the trees. Faces, luminous 
with a triumphant hope, which were 
then upturned toward those favoring 
skies, have faded away under the 
blight of death. The grove is silent 
now, save when the birds raise their 
chorus of praise. The temple of grass 
and tree and sky is still, with the 
quietness of the grave, until the night 
wind wails its requiem of the dead. 
No memorial feast of flesh and blood 
is spread under the limbs of those an- 
cient trees. Only a sweet memory re- 



mains to haunt the sacred place. The 
grove will never be the same place it 
was before the first feast of love was 
spread in the shade of those friendly 
trees, though the trees and their suc- 
cessors should stand for ages; for the 
footfall of a saint, the melody of a 
hymn, the emphasis of a sermon, the 
pleading cry of a prayer echo up and 
down the shady aisles and make the 
place enchanted ground. 

The Disciples also have changed. 
How those Disciples hated the sects! 
They called them the children of 
Babylon. And how the sects, in 
turn, hated the altar under the trees! 
The Disciples had the spirit of the 
Master, which must abide with them 
and with their spiritual posterity for- 
ever. They had also a spirit which 
was subject to the law of change, and 
which was destined to pass away. A 
broader faith, a sweeter charity, a 
larger hope, a better knowledge of the 
Redeemer would bring the Disciple 
and the sect into a closer fellowship. 

After many a year of wandering to 
and fro, a charter member was per- 
mitted to worship with the congrega- 
tion organized in the temple of nature, 
when lo! he beheld the Disciple and 
the sect worshiping at the same altar, 
uniting in the singing of the same 
hymns, placing their contributions in 
the same basket. For three months 
had they been bound together in their 
Sunday evening service by this blessed 
tie. The prayers were for mutual 
blessings. They were no longer ene- 
mies; they were allies. Their hatred 
of many a year ago, if not changed to 
perfect love, was softened down to tol- 
erance, where they could appreciate 
each other's faith and sacrifice and de- 
votion. They were one in their spirit 
and were one in their purpose, and 
were dwelling together as brethren. 
The Disciple and the sect were 
finding the "more excellent way."' 
A mysterious vision gleamed ten- 
derly among the lamps of the church 
as if to increase the light of the 
building; it was the image of the Mas- 
ter's face turned upon the recipients 
of his grace as they were answering, 
as best they could, his high-priestly 
prayer, poured out of a broken heart 
on the night of his betrayal, that they 
might be "perfected into one." Faith 
and love and hope worked on the 
problem of union in their own way. 
There was no goading faith or forcing 
love or driving hope. The Disciple 
spent no valuable time compelling his 
love; nor did the sect. These potent 
forces do not bring their results in a 
c ay. 

While the weapons of logic were 
good and were necessary, the "tie that 
binds" is better. The perfect union 
is more likely to be consummated un- 
der the visible image of the Master's 
face than when the sect hated the Dis- 
ciple and the Disciple hated the sect. 



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God's Instruments. 

By H. T. Morrison. 

One of the most striking- peculiari- 
ties in God's efforts to save man is 
that the instruments employed were, 
from a human standpoint, usually the 
most unpromising that could have 
been employed. God's choice of means 
from the very beginning has been such 
as to shock the worldly-wise. The 
history of the Jewish people is ample 
proof of this statement. What con- 
nection, for instance, could man have 
foreseen between the shepherd boy Jo- 
seph, sent in the providence of God 
into Egypt, and the mighty results 
which followed? Or when Israel was 
to be delivered, why hedge them in, as 
was done at the Red Sea, where they 
would be exposed to the fury of their 
enemies instead of leading them di- 
rectly out of Egypt by the natural 
route? And when the walled city of 
Jericho was to be taken it surely must 
have been a strange spectacle to the 
worldly-wise inside the walls when 
they beheld the Israelites, day after 
day, marching around their city blow- 
ing ram's horns. And not much won- 
der the proud Naaman rebelled at the 
thought of bathing in Jordan for the 
cure of leprosy. And the only reason 
why the brave Gideon ever consented 
to meet an army of more than 100,000 
men with 300, when he had an army of 
32,000 in the beginning, was because 
he saw not as man seeth, but with 
the eye of faith. 

For thousands of years the world 
had been expecting a deliverer. The 
Jews had had their Davids and Solo- 
mons, who had dazzled the world with 
their wisdom and splendor. The other 
nations had had their philosophers 
and kings and generals. But when the 
time has come for God to fulfill his 
promise, a peasant, born in a stable, 
reared by the humblest of parents, in 
the most despised town in all the land, 
without learning, and so poor that he 
hadjnot a place to lay his head, makes 
his appearance among men. Jesus of 
Nazareth had not one element of great- 
ness, such as the world then counted 
greatness, to commend him to either 
Jew or Greek. But he was God's 
chosen instrument, designed to smite 
down human wisdom and folly, and 
turn a foolish world back from its 
pride and self-worship, to loyalty, to 
its rightful sovereign. It is not much 
wonder that the learned Greek pro- 
nounced the preaching of Christ's 
gospel foolishness, and that to the 
self-righteous Jew, Christ became in- 
deed a stumbling-block. 

When we contemplated the class of 
men chosen and sent to be the first 
heralds of the cross, human wisdom 
again receives a shock. Twelve penni- 
less and unlettered men pitted against 
the pagan world, as it existed in the 
days of the proud Caesar, was cer- 
tainly a singular spectacle. 

This has been largely true of God's 
most effective instruments down to the 
present day. Those that have been 



the most signally used by him for good 
have usually been chosen from such 
lowly and humble sinners as to shock, 
at first the pride of a large class of 
church people. Again and again has 
God chosen the base things of the 
world, and things that are despised, 
yes, and things that are not, that he 
might bring to naught the wisdom of 
the wise. People, in the beginning, 
made light of such humble instru- 
ments as the monk Luther, John Wes- 
ley, Cary, Judson and the unlettered 
young man Moody; but these are the 
forces God has used, and is using, to 
turn the world right side up, in order 
that men may see and think as God 
sees and thinks. When our Lord laid 
such stress upon a two mite offering, 
made by a poor widow, he intended to 
teach a much profounder lesson than 
many people have ever understood. 
The lesson goes much further and 
deeper than the pocket-book. 

God has demonstrated again and 
again, and in a thousand ways, that our 
ways are not his ways, and yet how 
slow we are to learn the lesson! In 
this, the beginning of the twentieth 
century, I have little doubt but that 
the greatest folly the church is guilty 
of, and that is doing more to hinder 
the conversion of the world than any 
one thing, is that of substituting man's 
wisdom for the wisdom of God. 

A 

Alexander Campbell's Study. 

(See Picture on Cover.' 

Alexander Campbell's study is a 
brick structure, hexagonal in shape 
and stands a short distance west of 
the Bethany home. Formerly a wing, 
now removed, extended thirty-four 
feet from the rear of the study. The 
original circular skylight was de- 
stroyed by a storm a few months before 
Mr. Campbell's death. It is said that 
he preferred a skylight because it pre- 
vented his having sunlight shadows 
on his paper while writing. Not infre- 
quently he would facetiously quote the 
adage "Lux descendit e cado" — light 
descends from above. Ventilation was 
obtained by means of the little side 
windows of the door and on the sides 
of the fire-place. The large trees 
which have stood like sentinels for 
more than sixty years, were brought 
across the mountain by stage and 
planted by Mr. Campbell himself. 

Through the courtesy of Mrs. D. C. 
Barclay, of Bethany, we are able to 
present this excellent interior view of 
Mr. Campbell's study. Here in the 
earlv hours of the morning when the 
rest of his family were sleeping, Mr. 
Campbell busied himself preparing 
the manuscript for the printer's hands. 
Here on the shelves were stored away 
about three thousand books, many of 
them old and rare, and some of them 
with the stains of salt-water still visi- 
ble, the effect of the seabath off the 
Scottish coast, when he and the other 
members of the family narrowly es- 
caped a watery grave in their first at- 
tempt to cross the sea in 1808, To the 



right, in the picture, may be seen the 
chair with its extending bookrest or 
writing desk, in which the great man 
sat and wr*ote his famous debates, the 
Christian System, and other books, 
during the most active literary period 
of his life. The other chair is that 
occupied by the venerable Father 
Campbell in his declining years, and 
through the period of his blindness, 
whose "ever-during darkness he bore 
with the utmost resignation." Here 
also may be seen the busts of both 
father and son. The study is in a 
good state of preservation, and while 
no longer the sanctum of its erstwhile 
genius, it is an object of deepest inter- 
est to every lover of our plea, as the 
favorite workshop where the great re- 
former burnished the weapons so 
mighty in the defense of apostolic 
Christianity. C. C. Redgrave. 

COFFEE SE.NT HER 

Back to the Country. 



A young woman of Bradford, Vt., 
made her way to a good position in a 
big Boston store, and gave it up be- 
cause of sickness at home, but it all 
came out right at last and she tells the 
story this way: "Two years ago I had 
to leave a position as bookkeeper in a 
Boston department store to gO back 
home to take charge of the old place 
as mother's health seemed shattered, 
and what do you suppose proved to be 
the cause that forced me to return? 

"I found her very weak, unable to 
sit up all day and with a dizzy feeling 
if she tried to move about. She had 
been advised to stop coffee drinking, 
but as she had used it from childhood 
it seemed as though nothing could 
take its place. I had settled down to 
stay at the farm, when one day I got 
to thinking over the situation and con- 
cluded to try an experiment. I got a 
package of Postum Coffee. It was not 
cooked right the next morning and we 
were all disappointed. That was be- 
cause we had tried to make it like cof- 
fee. Next morning I had Postum made 
according to directions and we were 
all delighted. In a few days you 
should have seen the change in moth- 
er. Since that time we have never 
drank coffee and now we all drink 
Postum twice a day and sometimes 
three times and think it superior to 
coffee. 

"The change in mother's health 
since she quit coffee and took up Pos- 
tum has been wonderful. She is once 
more able to take the work again, 
quite well in fact, with no more weak- 
ness and nervousness, no more sour 
stomach, no more trouble of any kind. 
To cut a long story short she is now 
entirely well and I am going back to 
Boston in a few weeks, thanks to Pos- 
tum." Name given by Postum Co., 
Battle Creek, Mich. 

Ice cold Postum with a dash of lemon 
is a delightful "cooler" for warm days. 

Send for particulars by mail of ex- 
tension of time on the $7,500 cooks' con- 
test for 735 money prizes. 



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July 23, 1903 



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Southern California. 



We have just learned with much pleasure 
that we are to have Bro. W. E. .Garrison with 
us in the Long Beach convention. We hope 
to see him a little ahead of the time so we can 
show him Southern California with her sumj 
mer clothes on. 

Here comes the dear old Christian-Evan- 
gelist with another new dress on. It always 
Jooks prim and clean no matter when or how 
it appears. The writer of this has been a 
reader of the Christian-Evangelist ever 
since he was a boy. and he can say without 
any flattery that he does not call to mind a sin. 
gle time when the ed'tor of that paper has ever 
taken a position on any question that he could 
not heartily endorse. Further.hedocsnot call to 
mind a single issue of the Christian-Evan- 
gelist in all of these years that he would not 
have willingly put into the hands of anyone, 
inside or outside of the church to read. 

Summer in California! Well, to one who 
was never here it is hard to describe it. Re- 
member this letter is written in Orange 
county. Early in the morning we have a fog, 
which veils the sun till about 9 o'clock. By 
that time the coast breeze begins to blow, so 
that one in the shade is comfortable with 
light coat and vest on at almost any time in 
the day. By six o'clock it is quite cool, and 
one out in the evening will enjoy alight wrap. 
We sieep under two to three covers every 
night so far and this is July 10. 

The apricots are ripe and the canneries and 
driers are busy. An eastern man who has 
tasted apricots only from the cans knows 
nothing whatever of the natural taste of the 
fruit. We were surprised to find it fresh 
from the tree, to be sweeter and more deli- 
cious than our eastern peaches. The crop is 
not so large this year as last, but the fruit is 
of a much better quality so that the grower 
will probably market his fruit at a very much 
better price. 

There are many oranges yet on the trees. 
They are not so good this year as usual, and 
many of the growers have not tried to market 
them. I wished for the street boys and girls 
from some of our large cities recently. I was 
crossing a river bed where were dumped the 
the unmarketed oranges. I counted about 
forty wagon loads at one crossing. Much of 
this fruit is as good as is sold for from fifteen 
to thirty cents a dozen in the eastern market. 
To a tenderfoot it looks queer to see ripe 
oranges, orange blossoms, and growing 
oranges all on the same limb. The blossoms 
are gone now, but we have oranges of 
all stages of growth, from the size of a mar- 
ble to the full ripe fruit on the same tree. 

English walnuts look well and the promise 
is good for a fair crop. This is the prettiest 
tree we have seen in the state. It is so sym- 
metrical, and so clean. We think the walnut 
grove much prettier than the orange g-rove. 
Figs are getting ripe, too. They will continue 
right on from now till in the fall. The trees 
in our yard have some ripe fruit on them 
every day. 

And berries— blackberries, strawberries, 
Logan berries (this is a new one to the tender- 
foot); great big juicy, luscious berries. 
In the retail market 5 cts, a box, by the crate 
about three cents a box. 

We enjoyed the editor's description of a little 
fishing picnic with Brother Cree. They made 
one beautiful catch. How I wished they could 
come out here and swing a few that would re- 
quire both of them to do the landing. At 
least so our fishermen here report. 

We never fish, and cannot testify from ex- 
perience. But we can testify concerning 
game. We have quail by the thousands, doves 
are plentiful, and rabbits galore. How we 
wish the editor could come over and spend a 
few days with us about the fifteenth. of Sep- 
tember. We will promise him the merriest 
outing that he has had in many a year. 

It was our pleasure to have a visit recently 
from Mrs. John W. Garrett, and her daughter 
Miriam, of Colorado Spring. We all spent 
several days together at Arch Beach, and en- 



joyed much the fellowship while we listened 
the to thunder of the waves. 

We have but little church news to report 
this time. The work generally seems to be 
in a healthy conditions. People in this coun- 
try generally have a good time from the first 
of July till the first of September. None of 
the services are largely attended. Here in 
in Santa Ana, the First Baptist. First Chris- 
tian and M. E. church, south, are holding union 
Sunday evening services during the months 
of July and August. We had the first 
union service last Sunday evening at 
the Baptist church. The pastor of the 
Christian church preached to a crowded 
house. The next meeting will be in the 
Christian church and the Methodist pastor 
will preach. Then we go the Methodist house 
and the Baptist minister will be heard. The 
plan works beautifully. F. N. Calvin. 

Sati/a Ana, Cal. 

Ohio Letter. 

Lathrop Cooley preached his 59th anniver- 
sary sermon at North Eaton, Ohio, July 12. 
These fifty-nine years of ministry have been 
spent at North Eaton. N. Royalton, Paines- 
ville, Akron and Cleveland. Brother Cooley 
will be 82 years old next October. He is a 
vigorous man for one of his years and has 
promise of many days yet. It will be remem- 
bered that he has been a generous donor to 
several ot our missionary enterprises. Robert 
B. Chapman now ministers at North Eaton, 
and reports a new C. W. B. M. auxiliary and 
prospects for good meeting in September 
when he will be assisted by C. A. Pierce, of 
Galion. 

W. A. Brundige has been at Lima, Wayne 
Street, for nearly four years. In that time 402 
people have been added to the church. The 
school gave $50 for Children's Day and al- 
ready have over $2,000 in a building fund. A 
new building is greatly needed. 

F. F. Cook is doing an heroic work at Mari- 
etta. The remodeled building cost $3,500; 
$1,600 of this Brother Cook got from the 
churches of the state; $400 is yet to be pro- 
vided for. There have been four additions 
the past month. 

J. T. H. Stewart has taken up his abode in 
southern Ohio and will minister in word to 
the brethren at Lowell, Mile Run and Fair- 
field. He will live at Lowell. 

The Glenville church has a brand new pipe 
organ. It is the gift of Andrew Carnegie. It 
was inaugurated Tuesday night July 14, bv a 
recital by Prof. Andrews, of Oberlin. On 
Sunday July 19, S. H. Bartlett dedicated the 
organ by preaching a sermon. To say that 
the people of that parish, with their pastor, 
M. B. Ryan, are feeling hilarious is to tell only 
a part of the story. Hurrah for Glenville! 

It is pretty hard to run anything good with- 
out calling on Ohio. The management of the 
Bethany College Assembly has understood 
this and on the program for the Assembly 
which convenes July 21, to August 5, we find 
the name of H. H. Moninger, F. M. Rains, 
M. L. Buckley, S. M. Cooper, S. T. Martin, 
P. Y. Pendleton. But Ohio furnished Bethany 
with her honored and markedly successful 
president. Why should Ohio not be on her 
Assembly program? John Mullen has re- 
signed at Mungen. D. P. Shafer has done 
likewise at Chesterland. E J. Meacham has 
been called at Wilmington for three years in 
the future. M. L. Bates and J. H. Goldner 
will spend six weeks in Chicago University. 
Newton Falls is building a new house of wor- 
ship and will be "in it" by October. East 
Side church, Toledo, has enlarged its house. 
L. L. Carpenter was there last Sunday. Two 
or three good men at $500 and $600 salaries 
can be given work in Ohio. Write this scribe. 

The Canton Sunday-school averaged 355 for 
the past quarter, and the offering was five 
cents plus per scholar per Sunday. Pretty 
good, that. A. Martin preached at Ashland 
July 13, and lectured on July 14, on Spiritual- 
ism. The churches of Ashland hold union 
services during July and August. 1 he Lake 



Shore preachers held a conclave at Paines- 
ville. July 20. Each man told of the latest 
book he had read. The day was delightfully 
spent. 

The Eastern Ohio Ministerial Association 
will hold its annual meeiingat Hiram, Sept. 
1-3. The program is now hatching and will 
be one of strength and helpfulness. Let every 
preacher plan to attend. 

It is nearing the time for the fail conven- 
tions. The programs have been sent to the 
various districts. These conventions ought 
to be made much of. They can be a power 
for good. The places and dat s this year will 
be as follows: 

Dist. 3. Tues. & Wed, Aug. 25-26, Bellefon- 
taine. 

" 25, Thurs. & Fri., " 27-28, Piqua. 

" 10. Tues. & Wed., Sept. 1-2, Harrison. 

" 23, Tburs. & Fri. " 3-4, Russellville. 
7, Sat. & Sun., •• 5-6, Buford. 

5, Tues. & Wed., •• 8 9, Martinsville. 
" 24, Thurs. & Fri., •• 10-11. Ironton. 

" 18. Sat. & Sun., •• 12-13, Bradbury. 

" 14, Tues. & Wed. " 15 16, McConnel=- 
ville. 

1, Thurs. & Fri., •• 17-18, ZanesviUe. 

" 16, Sat. & Suii., •• 19-20, Martin's Fer- 
ry. 

2, Thurs. & Fri., " 24 25. Wauseon. 

3, Tues. & Wed., " 29-30, Ada. 

" 19, Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 1-2, Bowling 
Green. 

6. Tues. & Wed., " 6-7, Ashland. 

4, Thurs. & Fri. " 8-9, Loudonville. 
9, Tues. & Wed. " 13-14 Stuben- 

ville. 
National Convention, Detroit, Oct. 16-22. 
" 22, Tues. & Wed.. O.t. 27 28, Newton 

Falls. 
" 20, Thurs. & Fri., " 29 30. Lorain. 
15, Tues. & Wed., Nov. 3-4. Stowg. 

C. A. Freer. 
Colliuwood, O. 

Missouri Letter. 

This is the day of the county cocvtntion. 
The list has been published, but some 
changes have been made and need noting: 
Cass County, Bethany church. July 20-22. Holt 
County, 23. 24. Hickman Miils, 23. 24. Boone 
County, Ashland, 29-31. Callaway County, 
Friendship church, Aug. 3-5. Lincoln County, 
New Hope. 10-12. Gentry County, Farber. 17, 
18. Pike County, 19, 20. Rails County, New 
London, 24 26. Miller County, Tuscumbia, 
29-31. Two dedications also come next month, 
Northview, Aug. 16; Freeman. Aug. 23. Both 
new congregations and churches. 

Two splendid victories have recently come 
in our mission work. Joseph Gayior had one 
at Seneca, where, in the face of the greatest 
odds, he had a meeting with 62 additions. 
Church, Bible-school and Endeavor organized 
and part of the money raised for the erection 
of a house of worship. The other was by Bro. 
A. J. Williams in the Springfield District at 
Everton, with 47 added. In both cases the 
opposition was something amazing, and the 
victories complete. 

Brother Gayior is now in a meeting at Rolla, 
a particularly hard 'field; he reports 15 addi- 
tions to date. This is one of the most impor- 
tant towns in central Missouri. Brother War- 
ren is now in a meeting at Sarcoxie with good 
prospects. Bro. T. W. Cottingham is just be- 
ginning a meeting at Fairhaven, in Vernon 
County, a place where we have no church. 

Bro. G. E. Jones has just entered upon his 
work at Sheffield, Kansas City, and is meet- 
ing with delightful success. R. H. Fife is 
working like a Trojan in building the house of 
worship at Westport. Every male member 
of the Fife family old enough to work at all, 
are on the ground helping. Surely they are 
going to have one of the best and the cheap- 
est house in the city. 

The city mission work under Bro. F. L. 
Bowen is moving splendidly. Two houses, 
Ivanhoe and Seventh and Jackson, will be fin- 
ished this year, in fact, our cause in Kansas 
City was never in better heart than at pres- 



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ent. The county— Jackson— convention meets 
next week, and we are in hopes that great 
good will come therefrom. 

The Hammett Place Church, St. Louis, has 
opened up another Sunday-school. This makes 
three mission schools now under the auspices 
of that congregation, besides the one at the 
church. All of them meet in the morning at 
9:30 o'clock and close in time to reach the 
church for services at 11 o'clock. This is an 
example that could be wisely followed. 

Brother Ireland's work at Carondelet is 
moving slowly, but surely, in the right direc- 
tion, and when the house is remodeled, they 
will do still better. 

The flood situation has been relieved of its 
immediate acute distress, but conditions are 
yet distressful. Every member of the church in 
Armourdale was loser by the flood, and three- 
fourths of them lost all they had. It will cost 
$1,200 or $1,500 to put their house of worship in 
shape again, and they have no means to em- 
ploy a preacher at all. They must have help. 
Kansas City, Mo., churches have undertaken 
to put the house back on its foundation and 
refloor it, but the refurnishing and the 
preaching service will still have to be pro- 
vided for. Armourdale is only one; others 
have suffered as well. 

It seems one of the times when there should 
come a generous, hearty response: some of 
the churches have responded, for which, God 
bless them; but many others could make im- 
mediate and large offerings, and the Lord ex- 
pects it at their hands. "Inasmuch as ye did 
it to one of the least of these, ye did it unto 
me." 

We are now in the last quarter of the con- 
vention year, and many, very many, churches 
have not yet sent their offering for state mis- 
sions. The unlooked for and unexpected bur- 
dens have placed your board in an embarrass- 
ing situation. If the churches will make im- 
mediate and generous response, the situation 
will be wonderfully relieved. We are pray- 
ing for that, and believing it will come. 

T. A. Abbott. 

311 Century Building, Kansas City, Mo. 

Michigan Notes. 

D. Mttnro, corresponding secretary of Mich- 
igan, has located permanently with the 
church at St. Johns. 

F. P. Arthur is spending his vacation near 
Luther. 

G. G. Horn, of Boswell, Ind., has taken up 
the work at Fremont. 

Wm.' Chappie, of Columbus. Ind., has been 
spending his vacation at Cascade, Mich. 

One of Michigan's pressing needs is good 
men who are willing to preach the gospel for 
a small salary. The field is white to the har- 
vest, but laborers are few. 

Michigan is to have a preachers' assembly 
at Cascade, Aug. 17-22. This is a new move- 
ment among Michigan preachers, and much 
needed. The place selected for this assembly 
is one of the most beautiful summer resorts 
to be found anywhere. The expense will be 
light, and it is hoped that Michigan preachers 
will be well represented. A program has 
been provided, covering a discussion of all 
the books in the New Testament. This fea- 
ture of the program will be given each fore- 
noon at the grove. The afternoons will be 
given to recreation and rest. Each evening 
service will be held in the church. The fol- 
lowing subjects will be presented: 

Monday evening, "The Preacher a Teach- 
er," by F. P. Arthur, of Grand Rapids. 

Tuesday evening, "Church Problems," by 
E. E. Cowperthwait, of Saginaw. 

Wednesday evening, "The Preacher for the 
Day," by W. B. Taylor, of Ionia. 

Thursday evening, "The Boys and Girls," 
by T. P. TJllom, of Traverse City. 

Friday evening, farewell service. Mes- 
sages from older preachers. Let us make 
this a pleasant and profitable week. 

It gives us joy that our Foreign Christian 
Missionary Society has made such a splendid 
gain during the first eight months of this 
year. The increase in offering for this period 
was $15,000 over that of last year, and a gain 
of only $7,000 more is needed to reach the 




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$200,000 goal. Surely there are enough fol- 
lowers of Jesus in our great brotherhood who 
have not yet extended a helping hand to this 
divinely commissioned work, whose hearts 
will be touched by the world's great need of 
the gospel and will rally to the work by send- 
ing in an offering at once. It would be a 
shame to our entire brotherhood to come 
short of the $200,000 mark. It would send a 
thrill of gladness around the world and into 
the highest heavens for us to cross the line. 
Cascade, Mich. C. M. Keene. 

Nebraska. 

Additions to the churches have been as fol- 
lows as reported: Five at York, four by letter 
and statement at Tecumseh, one at Chester, 
one at Table Rock, four by letter, one confes- 
sion at Lincoln, 1st. 

A Bible-school has been organized at Over- 
ton, G. W. Darner, superintendent. The)- 
will be supplied during the summer by Bro. F. 
F. Grim, of Chicago. The church at Table 
Rock is repairing their house, and have 
asked Bro. C. C. Atwood to remain with them 
another year. Oscar Sweeney has accepted a 
call to Alma, and will be at work when this is 
read. We are glad to get him back to the 
state. W. W. Divine, of Minnesota, was at 
North Bend and Kearney recently. Hope to 
locate him at one of these places. 

We need to get new men into the state. The 
foreign society has appointed Dr. and Mrs. C. 
L. Pickett, of Tecumseh, to a post in the 
Philippines, and they will go in September. 
Brother and Sister Wilkinson will shortly be 
in Porto Rico under the C. W. B. M. Church- 
es in other states are figuring on other good 
men, and thus we need to be constantly till- 
ing our ranks to make up losses, as well as to 
supply the increase needed for our growing 
work. 

The new Brownville Church wiil be dedi- 
cated July 19. 

South Omaha brethren have sold their 
church property and bought a fine site and 
will build a new and suitable house of wor- 
ship. Brother Leander Lane is leading this 
church very successfully. He is a good or- 
ganizer. 

The church at Magnet will dedicate its new 
house July 26. 

Bro. H. G. Hill is giving his time to rais- 
ing funds in Omaha for the new church need- 
ed for the First Church. No evening services 
will be held during the hot weather. 

Earl E. Boyd, of Eastside, Lincoln, was 
sent by his endeavor society to the conven- 
tion at Denver. 

We are now within a short time of the state 
convention. We want to enroll a thousand 
delegates and visitors. If the preachers will 
take up the matter with the congregations it 
can be easily brought about. The railroad 
fare will be one and one-third fare for round 
trip from all points within a radius of 50 miles 
of Lincoln, or where the fare is $1.50 and less. 
Outside of this, up to 200 miles, the fare will 
be one fare plus 50 cents. No certificates re- 
quired. Tickets on sale Aug. 4 to 12 inclu- 
sive, and good to return till Aug. 14. This 
will cover the full time of the convention 
which is Aug. 4-9. From Lincoln, transporta- 
tion will be on street cars to University 
Place. From there by carriage to the grounds. 
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way. Baggage will be transported via the 
street cars to University Place, and thence by 
wagon to the grounds. Two deliveries each 
day. Bring plenty of bedding. It does not 
pay to be short on this, as the nights are 
often cool. Bring your rubbers, some toilet 
articles, some clothing that wiil be warm if 
needed. You can live- well and reasonably 
cheap on the grounds. Meals will be fur- 
nished for those who do not want to board 
themselves, at a moderate price. Hay and 
feed for horses, ice and milk will be for sale. 
Barber shop handy. Tents will cost $1.50 and 
$3 25 each for the season. No charge for 
space. If you have a tent bring it along. 
Floors in tents extra. If ordered in advance 
gasoline stoves can be furnished in limited 
numbers. Should have orders for these 
promptly. 

No church can afford to miss being repre- 
sented in this great gathering. We have a 
fine program for instruction and helpfulness. 
It is not an entertainment, but a great reli- 
gious gathering to plan for the evangelization 
of Nebraska. Vet the speakers are among 
the best. They will be masters in their 
fields. 

The Ministerial Institute begins at Cotner, 
July 20, and lasts till the convention begins. 
W. J. Lhamon and W. P. Aylsworth are the 
principal lecturers. This is a growing insti- 
tution in the state. Preachers and Bible stu- 
dents should patronize it generously. Tuition 
$2 per week. W. A. Baldwin, 

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The Mississippi State Convention of the 
Disciples of Christ meets with the Meridian 
church, August 26. Every effort will be made 
to contribute to the comfort and pleasure of 
all who attend. 

A most cordial welcome is extended to the 
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can come. All who contemplate attending 
the convention will please notify B. H. 
Grimes, Meridian, Miss., who is chairman of 
the entertainment committee. 

Richard W. Wallace, pastor. 

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July 23. 1903 



The Sunday-School. 

Aug. 2. 



SAMUEL ANOINTS DAVID.- 
1 Sam. 16:4=13. 



Read Chapter 16. 

Memory Verses: 11-13. 

Golden Text: Man looketh on the outward 
appearance, but the Lord looketh on the 
heart.— 1 Sam. 16:7. 

The Prophet and the King. 

Saul's willfulness and disobedience in the 
matter of the Amalekites and Samuel's re- 
buke brought about a permanent rupture of 
the relations between the king and the 
prophet. Samuel went back to Raman and 
Saul returned to Gibeah, and it is said that 
"Samuel came no more to see Saul until the 
day of his death." This break does not mean 
merely a break in the friendly relations of 
two men. It means an interruption of com- 
munications between God and Israel, a chok- 
ing of the channel through which divine guid- 
ance had flowed to the government and life of 
the chosen people. Even in our day, when we 
do not believe in the union of church and 
state, we regard it is an unfortunate and seri- 
ous condition when the sentiment of the reli- 
gious leaders unanimously condemns a policy 
of the government. It was much more serious 
in the case of Israel. 

Hoiv Long Wilt Thou Mourn? 

Samuel's break with Saul was no personal 
pique. It was as the prophet of God that he 
withdrew. As a man and a friend of Saul, he 
mourned for him as for one dead. In fact 
Saul was politically and religiously dead. He 
had lost his opportunity, had wasted and mis- 
used his great powers. It is always a sight 
worthy of tears to see a man of great native 
ability or of exceptional opportunities throw 
them away. The wreck of Saul's character 
was great in proportion as his personality had 
been strong and his powers remarkable, and 
it was not unfitting that such a ruin should be 
an occasion of mourning. But mourning was 
not the duty of the hour. It was a time for ac- 
tion. The hour of failure is a first-rate time 
to make a fresh start. And Samuel was now 
called from his mourning over Saul to take 
the first steps toward selecting Saul's succes- 
sor. 
Jehovah's Repentance. 

The most discouraging of all failures is the 
failure of some plan or enterprise which we 
were sure had God's approval. Such failures 
shake the very foundations of our faith in di- 
vine providence. Saul, who had been chosen 
by Jehovah and whom David afterward re- 
ferred to repeatedly as "the Lord's anointed," 
had failed. It must have taken some special 
re-assurance and encouragement to convince 
Samuel that God had not made a fatal mis- 
take. The assertion that "the Lord repented 
that he had made Saul king over Israel" 
(1 Sam. 15:35) is clearly a statement of God's 
attitude toward Saul as seen and interpreted 
from the human point of view. God's char- 
acter and nature are unchangeable: and 
therefore his attitude toward men must 
change as the character of men changes. But 
when a man alters his attitude toward another 
—for example, to withdraw confidence from 
one who has shown himself unworthy— it is 
described as a repentance, i. e., a regret that 
he had ever so misplaced his confidence. So 
to one who thought of God under the form of 
man, it was natural to describe God's change 
of attitude toward Saul by saying that he "re- 
pented." 
Fill Thy Horn With Oil. 

When one is halted by one of those discour- 
aging failures which seem at first sight to be 
God's failures as much as man's, it is hopeless 
to sit still and try to think the problem 
through to a satisfactory conclusion. Samuel 
might have spent all his declining years in 
unprofitable speculation as to why Jehovah 
should ever have chosen Saul for king, and 
his faith would have grown feebler all the 



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ing, as we all need to be at times, by the com- 
mand: "Fill thy horn with oil" — which is to 
say, prepare for some new enterprise, get 
ready for service, find in action the solution 
of your speculative difficulties— "and go." 

The Pilgrimage to Bethlehem. 

There is a striking parallel between this 
journey of the aged prophet to Bethlehem to 
anoint to the kingship a young shepherd, and 
the pilgrimage which was made to the same 
spot a thousand years later by the wise men 
of the East to hail a new-born king lying in a 
manger. Samuel was told to go to the house of 
Jesse, but was not told which son he was to 
anoint. God usually gives his instructions as 
he gave the manna— as needed. The journey 
was made with caution. The real motive 
must of course be concealed from Saul, who 
could not be expected to permit an act which 
meant the overthrow of his dynasty. So 
Samuel went as if to offer sacrifice, and doubt- 
less did offer it, though it is not explicitly 
stated. The sacrifice furnished an explana- 
tion of the mission not only to the king if he 
happened to inquire, but also to the elders of 
Bethlehem who doubted at first whether the 
prophet's visit was motived \>y good or evil 
intent. It might easily be that he came to 
rebuke or punish them for some sin. Perhaps 
the query, "comest thou peaceably?" was the 
cry of a burdened conscience which finds ac- 
cusers on every hand and lives in constant 
expectation of rebuke. 
The Sons of Jesse. 

After his experience with Saul, who lacked 
nothing in appearance and physical prowess, 
it might have been expected that Samuel 
would know better than to choose Eliab or 
Abinadab or Shammah for the kingship solely 
or because of their commanding appearance. 
But it is a delusion that dies hard — the de- 
lusion that face and figure are the true index 
of man's or woman's worth. One gains noth- 
ing by rushing into the opposite delusion, the 
notion of asceticism, that there is a virtue in 
sheer ugliness. David himself, when he ap- 
peared after Samuel insisted upon seeing him, 
was "of a beautiful countenance and goodly 
to look upon." The truth is, physical beauty 
and excellence is a very good thing so far as 
it goes. There is no profit, and usualy very 
little sincerity, in decrying it. David's elder 
brothers were not passed by because they 
were of splendid physique. But these physi- 
cal qualities become really serviceable only 
when the right sort of heart lies back of 
them. A terrible responsibility rests upon 
one who by his charm of personality can lead 
men after him, just as a responsibility rests 
upon one who has the power to sway men by 
eloquent speech. The fundamental question 
in each case is. Will he lead them the right 



way? Will he sway them toward the truth? 
David. 

There is nothing to indicate that David at 
the time of his anointing was a mere child as 
he is often pictured. In the next episode 
(1 Sam. 16:14-23), with no stated lapse of time 
intervening, finds him "a mighty man of 
valour, a man of war, prudent in affairs," as 
well as a skillful musician. It is in the latter 
capacity that he is brought into Saul's 
court to soothe the king by music when the 
melancholy and morbidness of his embittered 
life came upon him like a demon. 

So the spirit of God was with David and 
was not with Saul. The old king had brought 
failure and disgrace upon himself and his 
family. Jehovah departed from him because 
he ha'd departed from Jehovah. And the 
spirit of God was with David because David 
was willing to be used as God wanted to use 
him. 

A Superintendence of Attendance. 

The teacher is responsible for maintaining 
regularity of attendance upon the part of the 
scholars. An excellent method for holding 
the teacher accountable and at the same time 
"stopping the leak" in the school, is by the 
use of printed slips similar to this: 



Date Teacher. 



Please report names and addresses of schol- 
ars absent to-day. It is desirable that you call 
on these this week if possible. Mark X the 
names of any you cannot visit this week. 



Leave sufficient space for names and any 
needed comment. 

If the superintendent of the school has not 
the time or qualifications for working details, 
appoint a "superintendent of attendance" 
who can give close attention to this work. 
Place a slip in the hands of each teacher at 
the beginning of the lesson period to be re- 
turned when reports are made up. These 
slips will afford the "superintendent of at- 
tendance" all needed information and enable 
him to look after the absentees in person or 
by note at once. At the same time this method 
constantly reminds the teacher of his own 
duty and has an educative value on the entire 
school. Some person qualified for the posi- 
tion of "superintendent of attendance" is 
needed in every school to look after the en- 
listment of new scholars and the attendance of 
old ones. The superintendent of the school 
can then give all his time to the executive 
management of the school and the direction 
of the teaching corps. F. W. Norton. 

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July 23, 1903 



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113 



Midweek Prayer- Meeting 



By Frank 0. Tyrrell. 
July 29. 



THE DUTY OF APPRECIATION.- 
5:11-13; Malt. 26:6=13. 



-1 Thes. 



Is the art of appreciation one of the "lost 
arts?" It is something which all enjoy, a 
few exact, and still fewer receive. It is well 
called a duty, and if we will but discharge it, 
and so become familiar with it, we shall find 
it one of the most delightful. 
Merited. 

There are many who have earned our ap- 
preciation. They have loved us, toiled for us, 
and suffered, too; they have given themselves 
to us. Chief among this company are our 
parents. It is lamentable that the world does 
not appreciate its fathers and mothers until 
they have passed away, or at least, until the 
children are scattered from the home nest, 
and have children of their own. Teachers 
also come in for a large share of apprecia- 
tion. They have guided, instructed, quick- 
ened, inspired us, until what we are is largely 
of their making. The great army of the 
world's workers have put us into their debt; 
the builders, clothiers, farmers, sailors, en- 
gineers, etc., have all earned our apprecia- 
tion, as well as our money. And so. too, have 
the poets, artists, musicians, historians and 
eachers. In some way, however slight, the 
majority of those we meet, and multitudes 
whom we never meet, deserve our apprecia- 
tion. 

Unselfish. 

Appreciation is profitable to him who gives 
it. for it flows forth from unselfishness and 
increases it. Even if one does not possess a 
generous nature, he has occasional generous 
moods; and it is such moods that brood ap- 
preciation. If we withhold appreciation, it 
argues either a thoughtless or a selfish na- 
ture, — inability to see good in others, or else 
indifference to the expression of it. 

The alabaster cruse would never have been 
broken by a person whose heart was vitiated 
by selfishness. Beware how you court appre- 
ciation until you forget to give it; how you 
seek to live in the atmosphere of esteem un- 
til you are incapable of exercising it. For 
your own sake, as well as for the sake of 
others, practice the high and noble art of ap- 
preciation. It will make the miserable happy. 

Gratifying. 

"She hath wrought a good work upon me," 
said the Master. He was gratified with the 
costly gift. And so the aroma of apprecia- 
tion always gratifies. It is the assurance that 
labor is not in vain; that toil and anguish 
have their reward. It is sweet to know that 
there are natures noble enough to respond 
with the meed of thanks or praise. for the work 
done in their behalf. 

There is enough to vex and discourage the 
most earnest and valiant souls: let us deal 
largely in that which affords a goodly meas- 
ure of gratification. 

Inspiring. 

The assurance that one is appreciated stim- 
ulates him. It is the best possible invest- 
ment, for it improves the quality and increas- 
es the quantity of service. Appreciation in- 
spires. It costs nothing at all, even in its 
most valuable forms, compared to the good it 
produces. 

Hearts hunger for it. Praise is apprecia- 
tion set to music. A flower in the sick room 
is better than a wreath on the coffin. 

Prayer. 

Teach us, O God, the divine art of apprecia- 
tion. Enable us to think often of our bless- 
ings and our benefactors. May we give love 
to all, and may our lips, never withered by cri- 
ticism, be ever fragrant with praise, until at 
last we ourselves shall hear the sweet, "Well 
done." Amen. 

(Topic for Aug. 5: "The Great Teacher. 
His Authority."— Mk. 1:21-27; Jno. 10:1-9; Matt. 
28:18-20. ) 



Christian Endeavor. 

Aug. 2. 



LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF PAUL. I. 
2 COR. 12:7-10. 



The characteristic of Paul to which atten- 
tion is called in this text is his patience in suf- 
fering. So great is Paul's name and so splen- 
did is his reputation that we are apt to think 
of him as one who had but to speak and all 
who heard would believe and follow him. His 
missionary successes were so brilliant and 
the narrative of them is so simple that it 
seems that it must all have been very easy for 
Paul. But Paul's successes were not won by 
his brilliance, but by his patience and his will- 
ingness to suffer and be humiliated when 
such experience lay in the path of duty. 

Paul had a "thTn in the flesh." We do not 
know what it was. Many have that that it 
was some trouble with his eyes, since we 
know that most of his epistles were written 
by an amanuensis and once, when he adds a 
few words with his own hand, he calls atten- 
tion to the large letters which he made. But 
whatever it was, it was a grievous burden. 
Paul would have been more than human if he 
had not at first wished to be freed from it. 
He says "I besought the Lord thrice that 
it might depart from me." But it did not de- 
part, and then Paul learned the lesson: "My 
grace is sufficient for thee," and he did not 
again ask that his affliction might be taken 
away. It was a small price to pay for the 
blessing which it brought. 

Does it seem incredible that one should 
be even thankful for an affliction? It ought 
not to be so. Many Christians have in all 
sincerity recorded such thankfulness. Fanny 
Crosby, the hymn-writer, now eighty-three 
years old, whose sight was destroyed in in- 
fancy by a physician's blunder, says that if 
she should meet the physician now she would 
thank him; "and if perfect earthly sight were 
offered me to-morrow I would not accept it. 
Although it may have been a blunder on the 
physician's part, it was no mistake of God's." 

So Paul learned to "glory in my weakness, 
that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 
A consciousness of one's own weakness is the 
first step toward seeking and finding the true 
strength that comes from above. Sometimes 
God has to deal very harshly with a man (ap- 
parently) to free him from the conceit of his 
own wisdom and power. He has to let us 
make ignominious failures and foolish mis- 
takes till we are ready to seek divine guid- 
ance. 

Two things show the real nature of a man — 
the way he takes his pleasures, and the way 
he takes his misfortunes. A man can be 
judged by his amusements, for they show 
what sort of things he enjoys. He can be 
judged by his misfortunes, for they show how 
he endures things which he does not enjoy. 

But misfortunes are not simply to be en- 
dured. They are to be used. They must be 
turned to account and made to minister to 
one's usefulness or growth. It is not the at- 
titude of Stoic or Spartan indifference that 
is called for, but the truly Christian attitude 
which looks beyond the present suffering to 
the final outcome of life, and gladly accepts 
pain and sorrow if these are the instruments 
by which God's plans are to be most effective- 
ly worked out. 

M. Faithfulness in Prayer. Eph. 6:18-24. 

T. Study of God's Word. Josh. 1:1-9. 

W. Christian Living. 2 Tim. 2:15-26. 

T. Consecration to Duty Exod. 19:1-11. 

F. Love for Others. Matt. 5:43-48. 

S. Fellowship with Christ. 1 John 1:1-10. 

S. Overcoming Hindrances. 2 Cor. 12:7-10. 

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ate at the latter place. 

— The church at Edgar, Neb., has extended 
to E. W. Yocum a unanimous call to preach 
another year from Oct. 1. 

—Geo. E. Lyon, of Lyons, Kans., will spend 
the month of August on a vacation at his old 
home in Eastern Tenn. 

—We must have co-operation in our reli- 
gious newspapers, as in every other depart- 
ment of our general work. 

— Wallace Tharp, of Crawfordsville, Ind., 
has accepted a call to the pastorate of the 
First Church of Allegheny, Pa. 

—The annual meeting of the Churches of 
Christ in the Maritime Provinces of Canada 
will be held in Pictou, N. S„ Aug. 20-23. 

—Let every friend of good literature join 
heartily in our campaign for increasing the 
circulation of the Christian-Evangelist. 

—The Loveland, Colo., Church is raising a 
building fund and expects to have a beautiful 
chiy ch home dedicated early in the autumn. 

— F. D. Power preached in the South Broad- 
way (Denver, Colo.) Church, Sunday, July 12. 
He and Sister Power will spend some time 
in Colorado. 

—The annual meeting of the Executive 
Committee of the International Sunday-school 
Association will be held at Winona Lake, Ind., 
August 6-10. 

— F. P. Arthur, of Grand Rapids, is taking 
his summer vacation and the church is filling 
nis pulpit meanwhile with preachers from 
Macatawa Park. 

— T. P. Haley, of Kansas City, who came 
here in very poor health, is making steady 
improvement now and hopes soon to recover 
his wonted health. 

— Jno. J. Higgs, pastor at Payson, 111., 
preached the sermon on July 12, at the union 
meeting of all the churches in the Congrega- 
tional Church building. 

—The Christian churches of Jackson county, 
Mo., will hold a convention at Hickman's Mill, 
July 23, 24. The brethren at that place' will 
entertain all who attend. 

—During the first 15 days of July the Sun- 



day-schools gave for foreign missions $10,- 
918 67, a gain of $1,807.48. Every school 
should forward its offering at once. 

— B. B. Tyler is preaching a series of ser- 
mons in the South Broadway Church, Denver, 
Colo., during July, which he calls the "Reason 
Why" series. 

— Speak to your neighbor about subscrib- 
ing for the Christian-Evangelist. He 
ought to read it. It's the only way to get all 
the facts in an impartial way. 

—As the religious newspaper helps every 
other interest and seeks to serve the welfare 
of the brotherhood, it has a right to expect 
reciprocity from the brotherhood. 

— Evangelist Bennett writes that he has had 
14 years' experience, is a leader of his own 
music and is open for engagements. He may 
be addressed at Box 121, Macatawa, Mich. 

—J. P. McKnight, pastor at Oskaloosa, Iowa, 
is spending his vacation in the Summer Di- 
vinity School of Harvard University. Dean 
A. M. Haggard, of Drake University, is sup- 
plying the pulpit. 

— J. W. Lowber, of Austin, Texas, is de- 
livering a series of Sunday night addresses 
on "The Causes of and the Remedies for 
Crime," during the summer school of the 
University of Texas. 

—J. Murray Taylor, pastor at Madison, Ind., 
is spending a few weeks in Colorado. He 
preached for the church at Golden, in that 
state, July 12. He reports the work in that 
field as prosperous. 

—The success and popularity of the Dis- 
ciples' Club of New York has encouraged the 
brethren in and about Boston to form a simi- 
lar organization under the name of the Dis- 
ciples' Social Union of Boston. 

— Have you read "A Modern Plea for An- 
cient Truths"? If not, you ought to procure 
and read it at once. Although it has been 
published only a few months, the third edition 
is almost exhausted. Price 35 cents, postpaid. 

—In another place in this issue will be 
found our offer to send the Christian-Evan- 
gelist until Jan. 1, 1904 to a new subscriber 
for onty sixty cents, or to two new subscribers, 
reported at the same time, for only one dollar. 

— I am very busy, writes T. R. Hodkinson, 
of Eldora, la., but I feel impelled to use a 
minute in telling you that Aylesworth's ar- 
ticles on "Faith" in the Christian-Evangel- 
ist are worth, to me, the year's subscription. 

— E. B. Barnes, pastor at Noblesville, Ind., is 
able to be out again after a severe illness of 
seven weeks with malarial fever. He will 
spend the month of August in Canada. B. L. 
Smith addressed the Noblesville church, 
July 12. 

—The church at Hopewell, 111., wants a 
young preacher for half time. They can pay 
about $200 at present. Active man could soon 
make the work pay more. Communications 
should be addressed to Mrs. Carrie Shutt, 
Donnellson, 111. 

—President R. E. Hieronymous, of Eureka 
College, is spending a few days at Macatawa 
Park, recruiting his health. He says that he 
can note the improvement made each day, 
and hopes to return soon, greatly invigorated 
for his summer work. 

— Herman P. Williams, writing from Manila, 
Philippine Islands, under date of June 2, says: 
"Baptized 5 natives 2 nights ago. Chapel fin- 
ished in a few days. The printing press will 
be bought by American congregation. Every- 
thing in good shape." 

— Grant E. Pike, recently of Sweetwater, 
Tex., called at this office last week as he was 
passing through, with his wife and family, to 
Alliance, Ohio. We regret to learn that Mrs. 
Pike's health has not improved during her 
residence in the south. 

—J. F. Williams has resigned as pastor at 
Belle Vernon, Pa., because of demands made 
on his time by other matters in which he is 
interested. His successor has not yet been 
chosen. Applicants should address Elder J. M. 
Springer, Belle Vernon, Pa. 

—John Williams, who lately resigned at 
Missouri Valley, Iowa, supplied the pulpit of 
the First Church, Joliet, 111,, last two Lord's 
days. The cause at Joliet is growing steadily 



and substantially, and the prospects of this 
faithful church were never better. 

—Jos. C. Todd, pastor at Boonville, pays us 
the sincere compliment of sending in 19 new 
yearly subscriptions to the Christian-Evan- 
gelist because he believes it will greatly 
benefit those who read it Somehow we are 
partial to such commendations. 

-Bro. W. R. Jinnett called at this office last 
Thursday, on his way from the Endeavor Con- 
vention at Denver, to his new pastorate at 
Earlington, Ky. He has entirely recovered 
from his severe attack of typhoid-phneumonia 
and is in better health than before. 

—We expect to find out before this canvass 
ends, who are the working friends of the 
Christian-Evangelist, and their names 
will be written in a book of remembrance. 
We are already hearing from them, and we 
believe they constitute a great host. 

— The new church at New Franklin, Mo., 
will be dedicated July 26. A cordial invita- 
tion is extended to all who can attend. There 
will be an old fashioned basket dinner. The 
provisions for entertaining those who come 
are very complete. Arthur N. Lindsey is 
pastor. 

—President Ashley Johnson, of Kimberlin 
Heights, Tenn., called at the office of the 
Christian-Evangelist on his way to Gi- 
rard, 111., where he will spend a week preach- 
ing and visiting with the brethren. He re- 
ports a bright outlook for the school at Kim- 
berlin Heights. 

—The receipts for foreign ir, issions during 
the first nine and one-half moniiis of the mis- 
sionary year amount to $157,809.02, or a gain 
of $14,813.97. A gain in the receipts of only 
$6,860.35 in the next two and one-half months 
will insure the $200,000. It will take work, 
but it can be done. 

—During one year's pastorate of J. M. Mor- 
ris, at South Haven and Hunnewell, Kans., 
there have been 43 additions, 22 of whom were 
by baptism. Both churches are making im- 
provements in their buildings. During the 
year about $1,100 has been raised for home 
work and $150 for missions. 

—The Sunday-school at Traverse City, 
Mich., observed Children's Day on July 12. 
Under the direction of Mrs. Guy B. William- 
son they gave "Light and Life" before an 
audience of 800 people. Without any special 
appeal, the offering from the congregation 
was $65. Thos. P. Ullom is minister. 

— Herbert Yeuell, of Uniontown, Pa., has 
been stirring up the town by an onslaught 
against the street fair or carnival in that 
place. The parties criticised are talking 
about slander suits and all tnat sort of thing. 
As a general proposition it is pretty hard to 
slander a street fair. Most of them are be- 
neath it. 

—John Lemmon, of Springfield, 111., has re- 
cently given Eureka College $1,500. This 
was a generous offering to a great cause and 
ought to inspire the great brotherhood of 
Illinois to place Eureka College in the front 
rank of educational institutions in the state. 
It has a most honorable past and should have 
a great future. 

— F. L. Davis, representative of the Benevo- 
lent Association for southern Illinois and 
western Kentucky and Tennessee, who is 
spending a few days at the headquarters of 
the association in this city, favored this office 
with a visit. The Benevolent Association 
can be said to be largely represented in the 
territory mentioned. 

— The conference of young people and mis- 
sions held at Lookout Mountain, Tenn., July 
1-8, was a signal success.. There were 164 
delegates in attendance from 19 different 
states. The conference was interdenomi- 
national and embraced representatives of 
almost every church in the land. Thirteen 
young men and women volunteered for work 
in foreign lands and will be sent out by the 
various boards as soon as practicable. Every 
one present experienced a quickening and 
deepening of the spiritual life and went away 
determined to do more for the cause of 
world-wide missions throughout the coming 
year than ever before. We do trust that next 
year our people will have a large representa- 
tion at this conference. 



July 23, 1903 



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-The W. 4th Ave. Church, Columbus, Ohio, 
ias made a splendid showing during the first 
<6 months of 1903. Children's Day offering, 
$100; last year, $40. Home missions, $67; last 
year, $33 89. Foreign missions, $50; last year, 
$31.46. Other mission work, $150. During the 
same term of 6 months, the pastor, M. E. 
Chatley, has made 342 calls and received 41 
persons into the church. 

—After trying for a year to do without the 
Christian-Evangelist, one of our western 
preachers gives up the attempt and petitions 
us to restore his name to our list. His re- 
quest will be granted as he professes a com- 
plete cure from his foolishness. Don t try to 
do without this paper aid don't let your 
neighbors do so either. See our special 
notice concerning new subscriptions. 

—J. J. Limerick, pastor at Marceline, sends 
us the following report of his six months' 
works with that congregation, commencing 
May 1; three added to_t.be membership by 
confession, two by letter and two reclaimed. 
For Salem Sunday school, located about seven 
miles in the country, he sends a detailed re- 
port showing an average attendance of twen- 
ty-seven and a total collection of $6.32. 

—Unavoidable circumstances having de- 
layed the collections for foreign and home 
missions at the church at Kingfisher, Okla., 
Sunday, July 12 was devoted to that import- 
ant work. Isom Roberts, who took charge of 
the pastorate March 1, reports that the 
church raised $10 for foreign missions, a like 
amount for home missions and that the Bible- 
school raised $18 58 for foreign missions. 

— In a letter just received from Wm. Rein- 
fry Hunt, Chu Cheo, Cnina, he reports that 
the work in that land is being vigorously 
pushed. He says that the placing of the 
Bible College, with F. E. Meigs in charge, on 
a solid and permanent basis is one of the best 
things the brotherhood has ever done for 
foreign missions. The college is rapidly be- 
coming self-supporting and will furnish the 
future preachers to carry on the work in that 
region. 

—An old reader said to us recently, "I do 
not know whether the last issue of the 
Christian-Evangelist was so much better 
than usual, or whether it was because I gave 
it a more thorough reading than usual, that I 
seemed to appreciate it so much." It was 
probably the latter. We find it to be the case 
with ourselves that a hasty glance through a 
paper gives us no proper appreciation of its 
contents. Read carefully if you would appre- 
ciate fully. 

— Much to the regret of the congregation at 
Webster City, la., H. F. Burns resigned the 
pastorate, July 12, resignation to taKe effect 
Oct. 1. During his brief ministration the 
church has prospered in both spiritual and 
financial affairs. Bro. Burns resigns that he 
may take a further course in hi* theological 
Studies. He has not quite determined which 
school he will enter, either Chicago University 
or Yale. The committee appointed to secure 
his successor is composed of H. B. Hummel], 
J. D. McGuire, Dr. Elbert Storer, H. S. Lee 
and J. E. Clark. 

— Geo. W. Hootman writes concerning the 
report of the Gideon convention published in 
last week's Christian-Evangelist. The 
compositor did a good job, except in stating 
what 1 said of the all-day business meeting on 
Saturday. I said it was "punctuated" with 
songs, hallelujahs, praise the Lord, etc, while 
the compositor made me say "punctured," 
etc. I fear that this will leave the reader to 
conclude that we were a "windy" set over there 
and while the traveling man is famous for his 
talking ability, I am quite sure it was all used 
to the glory of God in that great meeting. 
So I protest against this evident unintentional 
"freedom of the press" in this special in- 
stance. 

— Walter Scott Priest, who has served the 
church at Atchison, Kans., during the past 
eight years with such signal success, has ac- 
cepted a unanimous call to the Central Church 
at Columbus, O. It will be a great sacrifice 
for the church at Atchison to give up Brother 
Priest for he is attached to the whole com- 
munity by very strong ties, but there are rea- 



sons which urge him to the acceptance to the 
call at Columbus, chief among which is the 
fact that it brings him nearer his aged mother. 
The church in Columbus is to be congratu- 
lated in thus securing one of our most success- 
ful pastors and consecrated preachers, and 
we sincerely trust that the church at Atchi- 
son may find a worthy successor to their be- 
loved and departing pastor. 

—There is a significant conjunction of items 
in the last issue of our esteemed Cincinnati 
contemporary— the Christian .Standard. We 
had suspected that there was a connection be- 
tween the alleged libel suit of a California 
brother against the Christian-Evangelist, 
and the Standard's reason for refusing to pub- 
lish the report of the trustees of the Berkeley 
Bible Seminary, that it would lay itself open 
to libel suit in doing so. The former was to 
give color to the latter. It needed color. Did 
the Christian Standard really fear that its 
California witnesses would bring libel suit 
against it for publishing the official report of 
the trustees? Those who think so ought not 
to stagger at any unreasonable proposition, 
but gulp it down. Now the Standard prints 
our regrets that its "Circulation Number" did 
not contain this report of the Berkeley Trus- 
tees, and follows it with a paragraph from the 
Christian-Evangelist to the effect that 
Joseph W. Folk, of St. Louis, had been re- 
quested to prosecute us f jt criminal libel for 
publishing such report, as its complete vindi- 
cation! This, on the surface, looks as it there 
were an understanding between the Christian 
Standard and its California co-adjntor, and 
that the latter had come to the assistance of 
his Cincinnati co-worker in its tim-; of need. 
Does the Christian Standard imagine that the 
Christian-Evangelist would be deterred 
from publishing an official report in the inter- 
est of truth and justice, because of any threat 
of a libel suit? If so. it does not know us. By 
the way, the Christian Standard calls in ques- 
tion the genuineness of the report of the 
trustees of Berkeley Bible Seminary saying, 
"It would take a search-warrant to discover 
who wrote it." What does it matter who 
wrote it, if the men whose names are attached 
to it approve it? Does the Standard mean to 
insinuate that this document is a forgery, 
without the sanction of the men whose names 
are attached to it? This is the culmination of 
injustice. And yet the Standard says "As 
soon as we can legally do so we shall publish 
it!" We would advise it first to satisfy itself 
of the genuineness of the document. 

—The Christian Standard publishes the 
"Open Letter" by Jesse H. Hughes, which we 
declined to publish, and in a lengthy and 
labored editorial reads us quite a lecture on 
"honorable journalism!" By the way, it prints 
in its editorial a private and personal letter 
written to Bro. Hughes by the editor of the 
Christian-Evangelist, without our con- 
sent. It may astonish the editor of the Chris- 
tian Standard to know that there are papers, 
secular and religious, which do not regard 
this as "honorable journalism." It might well 
be that one would say in a personal letter 
what he would not care to publish to the 
world. But since the Christian Standard saw 
proper to print the "Open Letter" of Bro, 
Hughes, we are glad it also printed our rea- 
sons for refusing to publish this letter. Those 
reasons given in our personal letter to Bro. 
Hughes, are the only reply needed to the long 
editorial. The editor of the Standard com- 
ments on this personal letter as if he were 
ignorant of the fact that the policy outlined in 
it as respects the publication of charges 
against brethren, is that which is observed in 
every well-regulated newspaper office. It has 
been the rule of the Christian-Evangelist 
during its entire history, and it was formerly 
the rule in the office of the Christian Standard, 
that personal attacks on the character of 
brethren are not to be published; but that 
when an official report is made by the person 
or persons whose duty it is to investigate and 
report, such a report is to be published, and 
no private reply to such official report is ad- 
mitted, which would mean a re trial of the 
case in the paper. The party feeling himself 
wronged may appeal to another tribunal. If 
the editor of the Standard does not reoognize 



the wisdom of such a rule, he is hardly capa- 
ble of giving lectures on "honorable journal- 
ism." In the case in hand, the report involv- 
ing the name of Bro. Hughes, was made by 
the trustees of Berkeley Bible Seminary 
which had been attacked. They are the official 
custodians of that institution, and their re- 
port, as the Standard very well knows, touched 
the reputation of Bro. Hughes and others only 
so far as their defense of the Seminary ana 
its dean made it necessary to do so. We re 
gret exceedingly that the Standard should 
give its influence against this orderly method 
of settling difficulties, especially a difficulty 
which its own newspaper policy' has brought 
about. 

The Pope Is Dead. 

On Tuesday, July 20, at 4:04 p. m. the aged 
Pope Leo XIII breathed his last after a strug- 
gle of sixteen days against death. 

The news was received with mingled relief 
and regret; relief that his sufferings in the 
hopeless fight were ended; regret that the 
most intelligent, progressive and liberal of 
all the popes was no longer at the head of the 
Roman church. Leo will be rightfully known 
in history as a great man— not merely the oc- 
cupant of a high office. He was. truly wise; a 
keen observer of the trend of affairs and dip- 
lomat enough to keep in the current of them. 

We believe be was animated by a more 
charitable, far more charitable spirit toward 
the Protestant world than any of his prede- 
cessors and did what he could to direct the 
teachings and actions of his church according- 
ly- 

With the evils and failings of the Roman 
system our readers are sufficiently familiar, 
but in passing on Leo XIII as a man and as a 
pope, justice requires that we regard those 
which have been softened or removed rather 
than those that remain. 

Let us hope that in the selection of his suc- 
cessor, if such there must be, that no back- 
ward step looking toward the diminution of 
that liberal and progressive spirit which has 
begun to manifest itself in certain quarters 
of the Roman church, be taken. 



Death of C. P. Williamson. 

The sudden death in Brooklyn, N. Y„ on 
Thursday, July 16, of C. P. Williamson will 
cause sincere grief to the brethren. Although 
it was known that he had been in failing 
health for some time, his death was not ex- 
pected and the shock is therefore greater. 

He was widely known and admired for his 
usefulness, both as a preacher and as an edu- 
cator, in both of which callings he met with 
success. 

He was a native of Virginia, being born 
near Bowling Green, in that state and was the 
son of Gabriel Williamson, of the United 
States army. When a mere youth he enlisted 
in the Confederate army, and earned an en- 
viable reputation as a soldier. 

Forsaking the commercial life he had taken 
up at the close of the war, he entered the Col- 
lege of the Bible, Lexington, Ky., in 1868 to car- 
ry out his cherished purpose of equipping him- 
self for the ministry, and graduated in 1872. 

Four years later he completed his course in 
the College of Liberal Arts. He married in 
September, 1872, MissBettie Johnston, grand- 
daughter of Jno. F. Johnston. 

His educational work was with Hamilton 
College, Lexington, Ky., Madison Female 
Iustitute, Richmond, Ky., and Richmond 
Seminary, Richmond, Va. His most import- 
ant pastoral work was at Atlanta, Ga. 

Since March, 1901 his residence had been in 
Richmond, Va. To that city the bereaved 
wife has returned while the son accompanied 
the remains to Kentucky for burial. 



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July 23, 1903 



Correspondence 



Among Our New York Churches. 

While this visit to America lasts I am anx- 
ious to learn as much as possible of our 
churches of Christ in such places as I have 
time and opportunity to visit. The more I 
see of my brethren in and around New York 
the more am I convinced that their efforts are 
destined to be crowned with success beyond 
the general expectation of the great Ameri- 
can brotherhood. I am here at an unfavor- 
able season of the year for seeing the 
churches in their proper strength, neverthe- 
less, I have seen and heard enough to impress 
on my mind the idea that a fine forward 
movement is at hand. 

The Seven Churches. 

Our New York Churches of Christ have 
now reached the apocalyptic number. I will 
not begin to recite the history of these seven 
promising communities, put will simply 
glance at certain hopeful incidents and char- 
acteristics. I have already given an account 
of our brilliant brother who is leading the 
young congregation at East Orange, across 
the Hudson, Dr. R. P. Shepherd. Though this 
station is in New Jersey, it is solitary in that 
state, and is reckoned in the New York ring. 

Last Sunday will be vividly remembered as 
long as I live. I was fortunate in being in 
New York on the very day when the members 
of the church on 169th Street were to lay the 
foundation stone of their new building. Emer- 
son maintains that we are to estimate a man 
by what he has done. According to this 
criterion it is premature to attempt an ade- 
quate estimate of Pastor S. T. Willis, for 
though what he has done is admirable, he is 
still doing, and is going to do far more yet, if 
God should spare him the natural span of life. 
Belonging to the stalwart Kentucky stock, he 
has had a bright career. I have for many- 
years noticed that the men usually best fitted 
for long usefulness in arduous city work are 
those who were cradled and reared in rustic 
surroundings. Brother Willis was reared on 
a farm. His record is interesting, and he is 
altogether a striking personality, being the 
incarnation of a peculiar blend of vivacity and 
stolidity rarely found. Very lively men are 
apt to be restless and nomadic, adopting the 
orbit of a comet for their ministerial circuit. 
Men of staying power are apt to become 
"stickit ministers" beyond the endurance of 
their congregations; therefore, the combina- 
tion of sparkling fascination with indomitable 
tenacity in the same temperament is of im- 
mense value. Brother Willis was called to 
his New York sphere on Oct. 1, 1889. He and 
his wife, who is as indefatigable as himself, 
and belongs to Knoxville, Tenn., seem to be, 
if possible, more firmly riveted in their posi- 
tion than when I visited them four years ago. 
They are too well-known to the readers of the 
Christian-Evangelist for any further per- 
sonal description to be needful. But I may say 
that I do not believe that Brother Willis 
would have succeeded as he has done in New 
York, but for his fine scholarship and culture, 
added to his possession of the proper spiritual 
gifts of a Christian minister. He is an excel- 
lent Hebrew scholar, and has gone through 
several years of study in connection with New 
York University. 

169th Street Church. 

A church of 200 members, located in Upper 
New York City, must naturally interest the 
whole brotherhood, especially when it is 
stepping forward in a new departure. On a 
plot valued at $20,000 the new sanctuary is to 
stand. Brother Willis on Sunday afternoon 
laid the stone himself. I had the honor of de- 
livering one of the brief addresses. In the 
evening I preached to the congregation in the 
pretty Mission Church, which forms a branch 
of the work. The existence of this in itself 
shows how aggressive are Brother Willis and 
his people. They are in reality running two 
causes, so that in due time there will be an 
eighth church in New York. But for some 



time to come, during the process of building, 
the daughter will have to take in the mother, 
for the new building is to be erected on the 
site of the old, the latter having been de- 
molished. I was informed that the work of 
preparing the foundations has been delayed 
somewhat seriously like many another build- 
ing enterprise in the same city, through the 
effects of the great strike and the caprices of 
the walking delegates. 

In Beautiful BrooMyn. 

Brooklyn is my favorite spot in America. 
To its long, leafy, lovely avenues, stretching 
away for mile after mile across Long Island, 
my mind constantly turns when I am at home. 
Many of the members of the Sterling Place 
Church of Christ seem like my personal 
friends. Of this church the brightest hopes 
ought to be entertained, for it seems to have 
entered, under the pastorate of Dr. M. E. Har- 
lan, on a career of splendid promise. This 
minister is an inspiration to everybody com- 
ing into contact with him. I have been read- 
ing with delight some of his "disputatious" 
letters in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. He has 
in its columns been sustaining a friendly war 
with Dr. Henson, the pastor of Hanson Place 
Baptist Church, Brooklyn, on the vital topic 
of "Christian Union," and he has even at- 
tacked certain positions adopted by that able 
and eloquent successor of Beecher in Plymouth 
Church, Dr. Hillis, whom I rejoice to acknowl- 
edge as my own personal friend. Brooklyn is 
famous for its preachers. They are as mag- 
nanimous as they are learned and diligent, 
and they have always been given to amicable 
controversy which is intensely interesting to 
the public. Brother Harlan tells me that he 
is to meet Dr. Henson in conference on 
Christian Unity. That is a sign of the times. 

Creenpoint and Kensington. 

Sterling Place has been fruitful in local 
mission work. Two promising Brooklyn 
branches owe their existence to its enterprise. 
Though these are not yet powerful, they are 
likely to become in their turn important cen- 
ters of development. The churches planted 
at Greenpoint and Kensington will in due time 
be heard of. Bro. J. E. Keevil is the new pas- 
tor at Kensington. He is regarded with great 
esteem, and great results are expected 
from his ability and his energy. Greenpoint 
also will grow to need and support a minister 
of its own. Thus is the work in Brooklyn 
ramifying. 

Lenox Avenue Union Church. 

With special pleasure have I made the ac- 
quaintance of Bro. James P. Lichtenberger, 
pastor of the Third Church of Christ in New 
York Proper, situated on 119th Street, between 
Lenox and Fifth Avenues. It was organized 
in 1889 under the ministry of J. M. Philput, 
who resigned when suffering from debility 
after a severe attack of typhoid. Brother 
Lichtenberger is a man of most fascinating 
personality. He possesses that same attrac- 
tiveness of aspect and manner which gives 
such a charm to R. J. Campbell, of the Lon- 
don City Temple. But he is also full of zeal 
and energy, and is in love with his work in 
New York. I never met with a more enthu- 
siastic set of men than these New York min- 
isters of ours. Our cause must succeed with 
such leaders as these. And I notice as I con- 
verse with them how their one wish seems to 
be to stay at their posts. Each seems to 
think he is in the right place, with the right 
church about him. So we are likely to make 
splendid progress in New York and Brooklyn. 

First Church. 

It has not been my good fortune to met 
with Bro. B. Q. Denham, pastor of the First 
Church, which is located at West 56th Street, 
New York. This is the mother church. 
Brother Denham has gone off to California 
for his vacation and has thus entered on re- 
gions in which I cannot follow him. But his 
praise is in all these churches. At this im- 
portant sphere the beloved B. B. Tyler la- 
bored for 13 years. During Brother Den- 
ham's ministry the encouragement of minis- 
ter and people has been constantly increas- 
ing. The membership has reached nearly 



450. The cause is becoming a powerful and 
popular one. 

Thus, it is evident that in New York and 
Brooklyn a magnificent harvest is destined to 
be reaped. Those who did the preliminary 
toil in earlier stages labored not in vain. And 
I shall return to England with the hope and 
expectation that there also, where the difficul- 
ties resemble those encountered by workers 
in New York, the tide may rise for our great 
encouragement and that of a sympathetic 
brotherhood. William Durban. 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

South Africa for Christ. 

We wish to spread before the readers of the 
Christian-Evangelist our reasons for be- 
lieving South Africa to be the most inviting 
missionary field on earth to-day, promising 
the largest, quickest, most permanent and far- 
reaching results. 

Natural resources. The Transvaal is the 
richest of any country in the world. Listen 
to Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. Blelock and Mr. Far- 
rar, who are authorities: "There will be great 
numbers going to develop not only the min- 
eral resources of this country (Transvaal), 
but those still greater resources which we 
know to exist. In every kind of business oc- 
cupation—manufacturing, industrial, mining- 
there must of necessity be great development, 
and this country (England) will be drawn 
upon for the majority, at all events, of those 
who carry out that development,"— Chamber- 
lain. 

"It is self-evident that when American coal 
is one-half the price of British coal, provided 
the quality is nearly as good, then all the in- 
dustries in which British coal secured to 
Great Britain a practical monopoly in the 
past, will, sooner or later, be wrested from 
her. The Transvaal has the raw material in 
as vast quantities, and probably of equai 
quality, to the raw materials of America. 
Why not found a Pittsburg there and make 
the beginning of the inevitable change of sit- 
uation of the great British iron industry? A 
few weeks ago this country (England) seemed 
to be seriously contemplating war with Rus- 
sia about China, a country already thickly 
populated, and whose total export and import 
trade, with all her 400,000,000 and 5,000 years, 
is only about twice as much as that of the in- 
fant Transvaal."— Blelock. 

"A country that produces $100,000,000 of 
gold per annum, and which has vast deposits 
of coal and iron, will one day be as prosper- 
ous as the United States of America."— Mr. 
Geo. Farrar. 

"Those who have established branches or 
agencies in Johannesburg have not had long 
to wait for handsome returns. They are now 
settled, wy;h splendid stores and warehouses, 
in the best business parts of the city, and do- 
ing extensive and growing business, and 
ready to take advantage of their position in 
the Chicago of South Africa." 

This is not all idle talk. The Transvaal is 
divided into twenty districts (Transvaal is as 
big as Missouri and Louisiana together, with 
population, both white and Kaffir, of less than 
one-half million). 

1. Pretoria, area 6,258 square miles, is part 
bush veld, part h'gh veld. Bush veld is ex- 
cellently adapted for grain and fruit trees: 
high veld for grain and cattle raising. . . . 
There is an abundance of water. 

2. Patchefstrom, gold, iron, diamonds and 
copper found here. . . District is exceeding- 
ly well suited for agriculture and gardening. 

3. Rustenburg, area 10,665 square miles. 
Gold, silver, copper, lead and iron are found. 
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grow magnificently. Translated from "Stad's 
Almanack," 1898. 

Then look at Orange River Colony, in extent 
50,000 square miles, as large as New York 
(49,000 square miles). The area is approxi- 
mately 15,000,000 morgen (a morgan is 2,112 
acres). Farms cannot be bought in the bet- 
ter districts under £2 ($10) a morgan (5 an 
acre). The whole area is healthy and emi- 
nently suitable for Europeans. 

There is a wheat district in Oregon colony 
of about 2,000,000 acres, where wheat is of fine 
quality and good yield. 

Mr, Blelock says: "It would be difficult to 
adequately describe the magnificent vigor- 
producing climate of the Transvaal high veld. 

Time fails me to speak of the Natal coun- 
try. See how railroads are building all over 
South Africa. It takes no prophet to tell that 
in twenty years will be accomplished in South 
Africa what took 100 years in this country. 
What does it all mean? 1. English speaking 
people. 2. A new people, new environment, 
good soil for the pure gospel. 3. Who are 
equal to the task of evangelization? They 
who, under somewhat similar conditions, did 
the work in this country. 4. What does it 
require? Enterprise, enthusiasm and the pio- 
neer spirit. 5. Put the United States in 
South Africa, with its Pittsburgs, Chicagos 
and Denvers, and its all rail route into Asia, 
its clear water route all over the old world, it 
requires no prophet to tell the influence that 
will be exerted on these ancient un-Christian 
and anti-Christian civilizations. 

Carroll/on, Mo. E. H. Kellar. 

Missouri Bible- School Notes. 

R. B. Havener did a fine work at Mound- 
ville, resulting in not only reviving the school, 
but in additions to the church, the one always 
influencing the other. He is now at Hall- 
town, Lawrence county, hoping to put better 
methods into their work and more system 
into their exercises, while preaching Christ. 

Lindenwood: O. T. Morgan, reports "68 en- 
rolled in school Sunday before the campaign 
opened; 85 the first Sunday of the campaign: 
114 second Sunday. Send more buttons." 
That's the report from all quarters where 
worked. 

W. A. Moore has just visited Lucerne, Put- 
nam county, new congregation, new house 
and now a new Bible-school with A.J. Fields, 
superintendent. R. W. Blunt, who has done 
such good work in north Missouri, has been 
prime mover in the work at Lucerne. In ap- 
preciation of what Brother Moore did for 
them and in co-operation with him in the good 
work of the Master, the bretheren gave him 
$20 cash. 

Senator Clay, superintendent at Farmington, 
reports their campaign closed with one of the 
happiest occasions— picnic— after a most inter- 
esting siege, the beginning of which showed 
69 enrollment, the close, 107, and the offerings 
more than doubled. 

Has your school sent in a report for the 
year ending April 30, 1903? How many on roll, 
not average attendance? How much to state 
Bible-school work, how much to home mis- 
sions, to benevolence, to foreign missions, 
and how many conversions from the school? 
Please give us this immediately for the 
Second Year Book, which must be out on or 
before August 1, 

J. T. Head is now in a meeting at Winona, 
fine prospects, and hopes to put the cause on 
substantial basis in that community. By the 
help of friends, the tent is nearly in sight. 
Will you lend a hand by sending one dollar to 
J. T. Head, Mountain View, Mo? We want to 
use the tent at Doe Run in August. Help 
quick. 

J. T. McGarvey, writing cheerily of his work, 
says the Joplin convention assisted in quicken- 
ing some of their membership who were slack 
before this, and their Bible-school is taking 
on new life in all its departments. 

Bowling Green and Huntsville will enter 
upon the campaign, as the summer term does 
not seem to affect some people at all. 

W. A. Moore has a county Bible-school con- 
vention at Harris: reports are that every min- 
ister in Sullivan promises to be present. 
Think of that, you laggards! The Harris 



brethren gave him $16.50 for state Bible-school 
work, feeling well compensated in the work 
by the good things given them by the evan- 
gelist. 

The county and district conventions in north- 
west Missouri will be visited by W. A. Moore, 
and the brethren will help him and us by 
making dates in time and writing him so that 
he will be able to plan his work so as to be 
with you. Notify him of any and all changes. 

The Year Book will go out without cost to 
our- treasury by the kindness of the Harford 
Printing Company of this city. 

H. F. Davis. 

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Dedication at St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Some two years ago Bro. L. E. Scott took 
charge of a small mission church that had 
been organized in St. Paul numbering at that 
time some fifteen members. Through his faith- 
ful labors that number has been multiplied 
by three, so that now the church numbers 
forty-five. Of these, six are men, and thirty- 
nine are women. Not one of them owns the 
house they live in, and, while they are rich 
in faith and hope and good works, they are 
poor in this world's goods. Yet they have 
bought a good lot at the corner of Leech and 
McBoal streets, and have built them a beauti- 
ful house of worship costing $8,000. 

On Lord's day July 12, the writer preached 
the opening sermon and dedicated this new 
and beautiful house. 

At neither of the three services were there 
more than 200 people in the house at one time, 
and yet at these three services we raised in 
cash and good pledges the magnificent sum 
of $3,100. We have frequently at dedications 
raised many times more than the above 
amount, but never before have we known as 
large an amount raised from such a handful 
of brethren, practically representing no 
wealth at all. It was an evidence of devotion 
to the cause of Jesus Christ, and a willingness 
to sacrifice for it, such as we have never 
seen before. 

We believe that the blessings of that God 
who loveth a cheerful giver, will be with this 
earnest, godly band of Disciples, and that a 
great congregation will be built up in that 
part of the beautiful Gity of St. Paul. 

We have never met with a people where all 
seemed so fully to. realize that "it is more 
blessed to give than to receive." 

All the services were most inspiring, and 
we shall never forget our visit to one of the 
twin cities. 

The First Church with Brother Harmon as 
pastor, is building an $18,000 house which will 
soon be completed. 

Brother Harmon is doing good work in St. 
Paul. We were also glad to hear of the suc- 
cess of the good cause in Minneapolis. It was 
a great pleasure to meet Brother Abberly, an 
old Ohio friend, who now has charge of the 
Portland Avenue Church there. Several others 
of our preachers in the twin cities favored us 
with their presence and words of cheer and 
hope. Of course we visited beautiful Minne- 
haha Falls, and looked upon its "Laughing 
waters." 

We are glad to know that the good cause of 
primitive Christianity is pushing ahead in 
this northwestern country. 

Wabash, Ind. L. L. Carpenter. 

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Think of the little children (and big ones, 
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send the money to build it. I know some little 
boys who make from 30 to 50 cents a day selling 
lemonade. I know one little girl who makes 
money by sweeping and scrubbing the 
porches. Every bright boy or girl can earn 
enough to send a quarter for this building 
during August, if they only try. Only 25 
cents. Will you send it, boys and girls? Will 
you help them, mothers and superintendents? 
"Train up a child in the way, etc." 

State convention at Columbia the beautiful, 
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July 23, 1903 



Brethren, Are You All Coming? 

On Friday, July 24, Bethany Assembly, the 
national Chautauqua of the Christian Church, 
will open wide her gates, and most cordially 
invites our brethren to come in and enjoy the 
assembly meetings for the season of 1903. 
The program provides the best bill of fare 
ever presented to the Bethany family. All 
who attend will surely have a "feast of reason 
and a flow of soul." At no other place known 
to us can you find so delightful a place for 
your summer outing as at "dear old Beth- 
any." Her beautiful campus with its abun- 
dant and delightful shade; its health-giving 
mineral water, where you can drink and 
bathe and have your health renewed; the de- 
lightful fellowships of "kindred in Christ;" the 
great sermons, lectures, entertainments, con- 
ventions, school for preachers, schools of 
methods; the special days, such as children's 
day, temperance day, Butler College day, 
Bethany rally day, patriotic day, etc., etc: the 
privilege of hearing such preachers on Lord's 
day as Stewart, of Chicago, Blount, Reed, 
Aylsworth, of Lincoln, Neb., Beattie, of 
Hiram, Ohio, Deweese, of Lexington. Ky„ 
Dungan, of Canton, Mo., Hootman, Sniff, 
Smith, of Buffalo, Powell and Findiey, of Chi- 
cago, coupled with the privileges of the assem- 
bly lectures, the concerts, entertainments, 
schools, etc., etc,— certainly you will want to 
enjoy this great feast of good things. 

And then at no other similar assembly can 
you spend your outing with so little outlay of 
money. Tickets good for one day cost only 
10 cents; for a whole week only 25 cents; for 
the entire season only 75 cents. This admits 
not only to the grounds, but to all the exer- 
cises of the assembly. And then you can buy 
tickets on all the lines of railroads operated 
by the Central Traffic Association in Indiana, 
at one-half fare. Buy your tickets to Bethany 
Park, Ind., not Brooklyn. 

The Martinsville and Indianapolis inter- 
urban road runs through the assembly 
grounds. It gives hourly service from all 
points between Indianapolis and Martinsville. 
Tne hotel, annex, cottages, etc., in the hands 
of, and under the management of the Bethany 
Ladies' Aid Society, will give you fine enter- 
tainment. 

So, brethren, take your wives arid children, 
and come to Bethany during the sessions of 
the great Chautauqua, and you will never re- 
gret either the time or the money that it will 
cost you. L. L. Carpenter, Pres. 

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A Hustling Church. 

There have been added during the past 
year to the church at Steubenville, O., H. H. 
Moninger, pastor, 246, of which 182. were bap- 
tisms; 43 were granted letters and 9 were lost 
by death; 4 have been baptized, who have not 
as yet received the hand of fellowship, so the 
net gain for the year comes very near to 200. 
The present membership is over 900. The 
financial year ends April 1. From April 1, 
1902, to April 1, 1903, the weekly subscriptions 
and loose collections have amounted to $2,- 
507.93. All debts are paid, and we start the 
new year with a neat sum in the treasury. 
Receipts for the year from all sources, lin- 
cluding the church debt, thank offering, regu- 
lar offerings, Sunday-school and all, run about 
$6,000. 

All missionary apportionments have been 
met, and a good increase is shown in all offer- 
ings. The offering for foreign missions was 
nearly three times as much as ever before. 
The church is now supporting Hirai San, a 
native minister in Osaka, Japan. 

The missionary offerings, (not including 
the LaBelle View Mission or the money given 
by the two auxiliaries to the C. W. B. M.) 
were as follows: Foreign. $235; home, $60; 
state, $120.15. Total, $415.15. 



The Right Mettle. 

Kentucky University is to have in its stu- 
dent body next year a remarkable and prom- 
ising young man, George M. Posey, of Indian- 
apolis, Inch He was employed at driving a 
delivery wagon for a butcher's shop in In- 
dianapolis some five years ago when he took 
it in his head to obtain an education. He 
gave up his job, sent his grandmother, whom 
he had been supporting, to the country to her 
daughter and went downtown and rented him 
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North Central Indiana. 

Our work at Logansport is prosperous as 
usual. We have had five additions to the con- 
gregation in the past five weeks, all excellent 
people. Yesterday morning at the 11 o'clock 
service, the house was filled with an excellent 
and attentive audience, and at the close of the 
sermon, Bro. Wilber R. D. Winters was for- 
mally set apart to the ministry by the elders. 
Elder G. N. Berry gave the charge to the 
young minister, the pastor read the scriptural 
charge and offered the dedicatory prayer. In 
the evening Rev. Yeats Hill, of the First 
Presbyterian Church, led in the opening 
prayer, and the pastor again preached on 
"Christian Power and Influence in the World." 
There was one addition by letter at the 
close. 

We are sorry to report that our state evan- 
gelist, T. J. Legg and wife, have moved from 
here to Indianapolis, so as to be nearer their 
central field of labor. Brother Legg has for 
some years been one of the efficient elders in 
this faithful congregation. He will be great- 
ly missed for his timely council, although he 
was absent much of the time on account of 
his arduous duties elsewhere in the state 
work. We understand that his absence, how- 
ever, is only a temporary one. 

Brother Milo Smith is now giving all of his 
time to Walton, Young America, and Onward. 
He is proving himself to be a preacher of 
power and ability. 

Brother Edward Owers has taken up the 
work at Wolcott. The5>- had their anniversary 
rally last Lord's day, and Monday, in the even- 
ing, the writer preached for tttem and as- 
sisted in raising the remainder of their $500 
on the church property. They are now out of 
debt and have money in the treasury for 
church repairs. Brother Owers is a wise 
builder and an excellent leader and good 
preacher. He came to us some time ago from 
the Baptists in Buffalo, N. Y. 

While at Remington, we found the church 
there in the care of Brother S. F. Rogers, 
formerly of Brook, Ind. He had gone to 
tempt the finny tribe on the beautiful Tippe- 
canoe, so we missed his brotherly greeting. 

Brother Parker informs us that their as- 
sembly will be better than ever. The Maxin- 
kuckee assembly has every indication o£ 
going to high water mark this year. Many 
inquiries are coming in. The program is par 
excellent. A. M. Hootman. 

Loganspoi/, Ind. 



Des Moines Items. 

As the Des Moines churches haven't been 
conspicuous in the papers recently, a little 
sketch of the present situation may not be 
amiss. 

There are, of course, no large things to tell 
at this season, but conditions are perhaps as 
satisfactory as they ought to be, for if it were 
possible to reach such a Utopian state that 
we would be entirely satisfied, all incentive 
to further effort would probably be gone. 

H. O. Breeden went to the Christian En- 
deavor convention at Denver, where he evi- 
dently gave one of the principal addresses, 
and from there to his regular summer resort 
at Grand Lake, Col. 

The summer work at the Central is well 
cared for by Roy H. Caldwell, the wide-awake 
associate pastor. As the central group of 
churches have union evening services, Brother 
Caldwell will be heard at some of the mis- 
sions Sunday evenings. 

I. N. McCash will deliver the baccalaureate 
sermon at Highland Park College, July 26, and 
with other brethren, will spend the month of 
August at Spirit Lake, la. The supply of the 
University Church pulpit is not so much a 
question of who can be had as who to select. 

T. J. Dow, of the East Side Church, is at his 
farm, among the lakes and forests in northern 
Minnesota, where he is investing his ministe- 
rial surplus and coaching himself for a farmer 
when he reaches the "dead line." 

When these three brethren return, the Edi- 
tor of the Christian-Evangelist will have 
heavy competition in the line, of "fish stories." 

The church at Valley Junction, our western 
suburb, has a fine new building — much the 



best in the place— nearing completion. Park 
Avenue, at the southern limit in the direction 
of Fort Des Moines, our new army post, is 
building a parsonage. 

Highland Park Church, at the northern ex- 
treme, near Highland Park College, is rejoic- 
ing in the payment of its debt and arranging 
to improve its house, while Grant Park, at the 
east end, has nearly liquidated its debt and is 
making good improvements. 

We have three mission churches— South 
Side, Ninth and Shaw, and Chesterfield— in 
the recently inundated district. 

The South Side building was completely 
wrecked b)' wind and thoroughly soaked di- 
rectly afterward. The house at Ninth and 
Shaw was flooded to the window sills, and the 
one at Chesterfield considerably damaged by 
wind. The people in all these localities were 
driven from their homes and lost nearly every- 
thing. It looked as though no one could be in- 
duced to live in the path of such devastation 
again, but that whole region is already assum- 
ing much of its usual aspect. Those who did 
not return are replaced by others. Large 
plans are under consideration by citizens and 
city authorities for preventing future floods. 
The wrecked building has been sold, the 
lot' traded for a higher one, and another 
church rented for use until further develop- 
ments, and the Sunday-schools and church 
services resumed at each point. 

H. H. Slayton, for nine years superintend- 
ent of the University Place Sunday-school, 
has gone to Chicago on account of business 
interests. The important vacancy is filled 
temporarily, until his return to Chicago Uni- 
versity in the fall, by Prof. W. L. Carr. 

The outlook for Drake University was never 
so bright as at the present time. The attend- 
ance during the past year was the largest in 
the history of the university, 1.208 not includ- 
ing the attendance at the summer schools. 
Many improvements will be made before the 
opening of the school this fall; the new Music 
Building costing $25,000, the new Medical 
Building $20,000, and various betterments 
such as a new heating plant for Science Hall, 
frescoing the Auditorium, laying of new 
walks, etc., being among the items of im- 
provements. Donations to the university 
since September, 1902, now almost reach 
$100,000. S. C. Slayton. 

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Marriages. 



PARKER— MORAIN.— Married, at Sigourney, 
la., July 4, 1903, Walter C. Parker, of Competitive, 
la., and Miss Dora V. Morain, of Martinsburg, la., 
C. H. Strawn officiating:. 

TAYLOR-SOUTHERN. -Married, in South St. 
Joseph, Mo., June 17, 1903, Richard A. Taylor and 
Miss Theodosia Southern, both of South St. 
Joseph, N. Rollo Davis officiating:. 

SMITH— BINGART.— Married, near Edinburg, 
111., July 1, 1903, Arthur E. Smith, of Beecher City, 
111., and Miss Belle Bingart, of Edinburg, 111., S. A. 
Ennefer officiating. 

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CLARK. 

Cora M. Clark died at her home in Mt. Pulaski, 
111., July 8, 1903, aged 24 years. She became a 
Christian at the age of 13, under the ministry of J. 
R. Speck. Hers was a beautiful character. Her 
life was a great power for good. 

Rushville, III. C. B. Dabney. 

FOSTER. 

F. A. Foster was born in Virginia, Feb. 19, 1836. 
In early manhood he served four years in the Con- 
federate army. He came to Missouri in 1868 and 
engaged in the furniture business in Rockport. Was 
twice elected to the office of county treasurer, 
which he filled most acceptably. The latter years 
of his life were spent in Fairfax, Mo., where he 
died, June 7, 1903, loved and mourned by all. 

J. Gresham. 

GARRETTSON. 

Edna M. Garrettson was called to her eternal 
home, July 1, 1903, after having blessed the world 
for nineteen years. She was a graduate of the 
Elyria high school, class of 1903, her death occur- 
ring two weeks after her graduation. She has now 
received a diploma given by the Savior, admitting 
her into his presence. In every relation of life she 
maintained the character of an affectionate, helpful 



and devoted Christian girl. She was a member oi 
the Christian church, and her life was sweet, pure 
and good. She was fully prepared to meet her 
Savior. Rout. B. Chapman. 

North Eaton, O. 

MARTIN. 

C. C Martin, our beloved elder and staunch sup- 
porter of the church, passed away this morning. 
Funeral services, conducted by the writer, to be 
held in the church on Monday. The leading citizens 
of the city he served, will do him honor. The flags 
on the bridge are at half mast. At the hour of serv- 
ice Monday, all work and traffic on the Brooklyn 
Bridge will be stopped in honor of our illustrious 
brother. Our loss is great. M. E. Harlan. 

Brooklyn, X. Y„ July 11. 

NORTHCUTT. 

In August, 1901, Alexander S. Northcutt was 
stricken with paralysis and after patient endurance 
was releaged by death, July 1, 1903. He was born 
May 30, 1828, and on Nov. 3, 1863. was married to 
Mrs. Araminta F. Trevis, who, with three of their 
four children, survive. He was a member of the 
church nearly forty years, and lived a consistent 
Christian life. G. F. Assiter. 

SUMMERS. 

At the home of his daughter, Mrs. P. Wells, near 
Marling, Mo., July 9, after an illness of two weeks, 
C. L. Summers fell asleep at the age of eighty-four 
years. He was born in Boone county, Ky., Nov. 
17, 1819, and removed to Pike county, Mo., in 1835, 
where he married Miss Sally A. Bryant five years 
later. Price's BraHch church was organized in his 
home, and he was a helpful, faithful member until 
his death. His wife and one of his nine children 
have preceded him across the river. 

G. F. Assiter. 

WESTFALL. 

Born in Darke county, O.. Nov. 22. 182S; died in 
Wichita. Kan., June 23, 1903, contains the opening 
and closing chapters in the life of John Westfall. 
He was a member of the Christian church for sixty 
years, and an elder for forty years of that time. 
Largely through his efforts was the church house 
at Valley Center built and the organization 
strengthened. He had made his home at Valley 
Center since 1883 until this spring, when he went to 
the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. Waller, in Wich- 
ita. He was a man of standing in his community, 
and his character was above reproach. His two 
daughters, Mrs. L. Waller, Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. 
W. P. Matlock, Emden, HI., survive him. 

B. F. Stallings. 




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July 23, 1903 




Additions Reported Last Week. 

Baptisms and letters 1,416 

Denominations .260 



Total 1,676 

Dedications, 5. 

M. L. Buckley. 
Harrison, O., July 9, 1903. 

ARKANSAS. -Eureka Springs, July 13.— 
Three confessions and two added otherwise 
at our regular services on the last two Lord's 
days. 

COLORADO.— Denver. July 13.— Six addi- 
tions to South Broadway Church yesterday. 
Four hundred and seventy-five in our Sun- 
day-school.— B. B. Tyler. 

ILLINOIS.— Watseka, July 15.-A most ex- 
cellent lady confessed her faith in Jesus 
Christ at our morning service last Sunday, 
and two others were received into the fellow- 
ship of this congregation. Audiences fine for 
July.— B. S. Ferrall. 

Martinton, July 13. — Three additions last 
month by confession and baptism: heads of 
families. Yesterday a young man united by 
letter.— T. F. Richardson. 

Bloomington, July 17.— A meeting at White- 
flock, near Plymouth, resulted in eight bap- 
tisms. A few faithful members were living 
in the vicinity, and they with the new mem- 
bers organized a church. We have time for a 
few more tabernacle and other meetings this 
fall.— J. Orville Walton and Wife, evan- 
gelists. 

Camp Point, July 13. — One addition here 
yesterday. I have been supplying at home 
during my vacation.— R. A. Omer. 

INDIANA.— State Line, July 14.- Held a 
four days' meeting at Old Union last week, re- 
sulting in five additions. Two others else- 
where recently. I engaged to preach for Old 
Union one Lord's day each month, and to hold 
a meeting this fall. Churches desiring meet- 
ings for fall or winter address me at State 
Line. — Chas. E. Shultz. 

IOWA.— Coon Rapids, July 13.-Chas. Gil- 
bert Stout commenced a tabernacle meet- 
ing here last Friday. There were six addi- 
tions on. Lord's day. — M. C. Hutchison, pas- 
tor. 

Shenandoah, July 13.— One added here yes- 
terday by letter. We have gotten along well 
the first half of this year. The outlook for 
the future is good.— H. C. Littleton. 

KANSAS. -Wichita, July 13.— Three acces- 
sions to South Lawrence Avenue Church yes- 
terday, two by statement and one by confes- 
sion and baptism. — W. T. McLain. 

South Haven, July 17. — One added by state- 
ment, July 12.— J. M. Morris. 

KENTUCKY.-Lexington, July 17.-A two 
weeks' meeting has just closed at Fairview, 
Grant county, Kentucky. There were twenty- 
four additions. The writer did the preach- 
ing, and Fred Carter, of Dry Ridge, Ky., led 
the singing. The meeting was opened by the 
dedication of their new church house. The 
work at Fairview is very encouraging.— W. A. 
Boggess. 

MICHIGAN. -Saginaw, July 13.-An ideal 
day yesterday, fine hearing and two confes- 
sions; a wife in the morning and her husband 
at the evening service. Fourteen active mem- 
bers were added to the Christian Endeavor 
Society. The reception of these young 
Christians was made impressive by the presi- 
dent, Ralph Hoyt Wilson. Denver enthusi- 
asm among us — E. Everett Cowperthwait. 
MISSOURI. -St. Louis, July 15.- Two con- 
fessions at my regular appointment at Elvins 
last Lord's day. I baptized both converts be- 
fore leaving for home, Monday morning. Our 
Bible-school and the other departments are 
constantly increasing in numbers. The idea 
has crept into the church that unless we have 
a "big protracted meeting" people hesitate 
about becoming Christians. While it is true 
that an experienced evangelist, with the help 
of a pastor, can do better