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Number I. 



Volume XLIV. 



THE 



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ST. LOUIS. JANUARY 3. 1907. 




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THE OLD AND THE NEW. 

i^HE New Year is born of the breath 
Of the Winter. Life out of Death 
Is the message it brings to all! 
So let the mantle of the j^old > ear fall 
On the new prophet. Drop no tear— 
Elijah has gone but Elisha is here. 

What matter? God's ways are old- 
Chariot of fire or chariot of cold! 
His prophets come as His prophets go— 
His chariots rule in the storm-cloud and snow! 
Let fall the mantle of the white-haired sage- 
Welcome the New Year and the Newer Age! 

CHARLES BLANCHARD. 




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THE CHRISTIAN -EVANGELIST. 



January 3, 1907. 



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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 be. 

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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. 

J. H. Garrison. 



CONTEXTS. 

Centennial Propaganda 3 

Current Events 4 

Editorial — 

A Forward Look 5 

Is this an "Experiment"? 6 

X 1 ites and Comments ' . 6 

Editor's Easy Chair 7 

G tntributed Articles — 

"Just as Good Old Days Ahead." Har- 
old Bell Wright 8 

ting to Christian Endeavorcrs 
from National' Superintendent.... 8 
The Middle-of-the-Road Preacher. C. 

A. Freer 9 

The Elderburg Association to 

\ I'aclu-lor's Christmas Reverie II 

igelizing in Cons:oland. A. F. 

Hensey 12 

• >ur Budget 13 

A Leaf from Modern Church Historv. 

Judge C. J. Scofield 16 

News from Many Fields 19 

Evangelistic 22 

Midweek Prayer-meeting 23 

Christian Endeavor 23 

'I'll, Bible School at Work 24 

Sunday-school 24 

P( 1 iple's Forum 26 

Obituaries 26 

1 !• ime I >epartment 27 



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Volume XLIV. 



ST. LOUIS, JANUARY 3, 1907. 



Number 1. 




CENTENNIAL PROPAGANDA 

OHVROHES OF= Christ- 



centennial FORERUNNERS. 



Of course the Christian Woman's Board 
of Missions will succeed in its Centen- 
nial enterprises, and even surpass its al- 
lotment of things to be done by 1909, but 
it is always interesting and helpful to study 
successes in their making. This is one of 
the reasons for assigning Sister Harrison's 
article to our conspicuous Centennial page. 

If there be noticeable lack of symmetry 
in our development at the grand review in 
Pittsburg, it will doubtless be in the educa- 
tional arc. Though we earnestly contend for 
''instruction in righteousness," we have not 
yet given creditably for the endowment of 
schools of instruction. Notable progress is 
being made in numerical growth, in zeal 
for missions, and in the exemplification of 
"the Gospel of the helping hand," but it 
is necessary that Christian education 
should have eloquent advocacy such as is 
given it by Brother Smith, and equally 
eloquent giving. 

College Endowments 'and the Centennial. 

BY H. D. SMITH. 

It is open to a church college to try any 
one of at fewest three methods of financial 
support. And in fact all of these are now 
being or have recently been tried by the 
Disciples. With what success let us re- 
mark in connection with each method 'as 
it is mentioned. 

(1) The college may depend for sup- 
port upon its tuition and other fees. And 
it may succeed commercially, yielding its 
management a goodly profit. But its com- 
mercial success must be had at great cost 
to its educational character and opportu- 
nity. In order to such success fees must 
be relatively high, thus hindering, if not 
debarring, the poor youth or maiden who 
should be an object of special and tender 
care to the church, both because he or she 
is poor and therefore needs help the more 
in securing an education, and because from 
the homes of the poor hereafter, doubtless, 
as heretofore, the church must obtain many 
of her noblest leaders. Or if the fees are 
moderate there must be a small, over- 
worked and perhaps underpaid faculty and 
poorly equipped buildings — in a word, an 
inferior institution. And not least of all 
in the case of such a college, there is a 
constant and strong temptation to consult 
the patron's wishes to the detriment of the 
institution's ideals. The general truth is 
then that a college depending upon its fees 
for financial support is either practically 
closed against those of small means or it 
is deficient in teaching force and material 
equipment. 

(2) The college may derive its financial 
support from fees and from yearly contri- 
butions of churches, other societies and in- 
dividuals. This must be sooner or later 
the method of the most if not all schools 
.which try the first method. For the 
most of them will not turn utterly away 
from their mission to the poorer classes. 
Nor will they sacrifice utterly their stan- 



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dards of discipline and culture. But doing 
neither of these they cannot maintain them- 
selves. What then? They have recourse 
to the churches and individuals in their 
respective regions, asking and receiving 
from them with more or less regularity 
year b}^ year such sums as added to their 
fees. And what they can borrow enables 
them to exist. 

What shall be said of the second method? 
Even a casual glance at our schools will 
reveal its grievous deficiencies. Debt is the 
common heritage of such schools. Interest 
payments consume the net income, if there 
be any. Repairs are to be made each year 
and there is no money with which to pay 
for them. Improvements are needed — ad- 
ditional rooms, some new books, some new 
apparatus. There is not a copper for these 
purposes. An appeal is made to churches 
and the societies of churches in the neigh- 
borhood of the college. One church in 
twenty or thirty responds in a trifling sum. 
An individual here and there — one in a 
thousand perhaps — is quite generous. The 
sum raised never does fully and thoroughly 
that for which it was raised, because it is 
never enough. And then there is more 
debt. In the meantime men whose time 
and undistracted thought should be given 
to the work of training our youth are kept 
in a ceaseless battle with debt and the hate- 
ful army of ills born of debt. In desperate 
loyalty to their institutions such men have 
again and again given large percentages of 
their meager salaries and then mortgaged 
their own household goods that they might 
feed the maw of insatiable debt. Over- 
worked, weary, depressed by repeated and 
cruel disappointments, grieved that they 
must so often turn aside from their own 
proper and high function of teaching, hero- 
ically hoping against hope, these men wait 
for the day that all too often never comes 
— the day of freedom from debt, of fair fa- 
cilities and of minds sufficiently at leisure 
from other things to permit them to do 
their best as teachers. 

Nor are the deep and indescribable suf- 
ferings of many of our teachers, and the 
consequent loss of value in their class-room 
and other proper work, the only ills flow- 
ing from this financial scheme. It is one 
of the tragedies of institutions as well as of 
individual men that often when they need 
help most then they are least able to obtain 
it. It is apt to be so with the college. Its 
very needs serve to lessen and even to de- 
stroy respect for it in the minds of those 
most able to relieve. The prompt, accurate 
and successful business man has a con- 
tempt for its slowness in meeting its obli- 
gations, for the enforced delinquency of its 
officers in the same regard — for its appear- 
ance of poverty and failure. Not very dif- 
ferent is the attitude of the well-to-do 
member of the church to which it belongs, 
who lives in its shadow. Its buildings and 
grounds are not in such a condition as must 
be those of the institution where he enters 
his daughter and son. Thus many a prom- 
ising source of gifts and fees, the very 
things upon which it depends for its life, 
(Continued on Page 15.) 




Mid-Winter Centennial Meetings of the 
C. W. B. M. 

BY IDA W. HARRISON. 

The executive committee of the Christian 
Woman's Board of Missions has recom- 
mended that the auxiliaries hold midwinter 
Centennial rallies, beginning with the New 
Year and continuing until the time of mak- 
ing ready for the Easter thank-offering. 
Nearly one year has been given to a cam- 
paign of education and preparation for the 
Centennial work of the Woman's Board. 
Ten leaflets and two sets of cards have 
been issued and 156,700 of these have been 
sent out during the year. The ministry of 
the spoken word has been added. to that of 
the printed word ; many of our national, 
state and local workers have presented per- 
suasively the meaning and aims of the 
movement. 

The states have been thoroughly organ- 
ized ; definite amounts have been appor- 
tioned, definite work has been undertaken 
and state and auxiliary Centennial secre- 
taries have been appointed. The period of 
preparation has been completed, all things 
are now ready, the time has come to put 
this admirable machinery in motion, and to 
begin the realization of our aims. This we 
hope to do by these midwinter meetings. 

In arranging programs for them it is" 
eminently desirable that they should include 
a backward look at the beginnings of our 
religious movement. If we thus gain a 
more' intelligent and general appreciation of ' 
what we stand for as a people a good aim 
will be realized. Our eleven Centennial 
missions should be carefully studied and 
attractively presented ; our great ideal of a 
doubled membership should be urged and a 
long step taken towards its accomplish- 
ment. Information has been disseminated, 
inspiration has resulted. The time for re- 
alization is beginning. It is hoped that 
when the six weeks' campaign shall have 
closed the Christian Woman's Board of 
Missions will be richer in membership, 
in offerings for the Centennial missions, 
and in that spiritual uplift without which 
both, numbers and money would be vain. 
Indiana, always in the forefront, has begun 
her series of meetings in advance of the 
time. An all da}' Centennial rally was held 
in the Central Church at Indianapolis, and 
a distinct impetus given to her special work, 
the Missionary Training School. Twelve 
rooms at $500 each were reported from the 
state, and pledges from other states were 
mentioned. The site of the school will be 
selected shortly, plans will be studied and 
the work begun before many months shall 
have elapsed. 

It is trusted that this is but the begin- 
ning of many such meetings. Uniform pro- 
grams are not to be expected at these ral- 
lies, as the states having special Centennial 
work will desire to emphasize their particu- 
lar missions. The secretary, however, has 
prepared an outline of a general program, 
and these can be procured without charge 
by applying to her address, 530 Elmtree 
Lane, Lexington, Ky. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 3, 1907. 




There is a federal statute which makes it 

a misdemeanor to sell or give intoxicating 

___ . , , , liquor to an Indian. 

Whisky and the ™, - , 

, ,. Ihis law, in spite ot 

Indians. , , 

lax enforcement at 

certain times and places, has done more for 
the good of the Indians than all the ra- 
tions and blankets ever issued by a gov- 
ernment that is generous but not always 
just to its aboriginal wards. But there is 
one class of Indians to which, according to 
a recent court decision, this protection from 
fire-water does not extend. These are the 
Pueblo Indians of New Mexico. Unlike 
all the other Indians, these are citizens of 
the United States. They can vote if they 
want to. They do not live on reservations, 
but own their own land. The court holds 
that they are therefore not Indians, within 
the meaning of the law but that citizenship 
has conferred upon them certain inaliena- 
ble rights, among; which are life, liberty 
and liquor. Unfortunately, however, the 
bestowal of citizenship has neither dimin- 
ished their thirst nor increased their self- 
control. The agent for these Pueblos, who 
is himself the superintendent of a great 
Indian school, recently wrote : "All the 
efforts put forth by a magnanimous gov- 
ernment to educate and civilize the Pueblo 
Indians is being offset by the liquor traffic." 
The same might be said with equal truth 
with regard to others than Indians. 



Bryce for Am- 
bassador. 



It has been decided ,that Mr. James 
Bryce is to succeed Sir Mortimer Durand 
as British ambassa- 
dor at Washington. 
No appoint ment 
could be more suitable or more popular 
in this country. Mr. Bryce is one of those 
scholarly statesmen who constitute one of 
the chief glories of English political life. 
And he is especially familiar with the 
spirit and the form of American institu- 
tions. Bryce's "American Commonwealth" 
and De Tocqueville's "Democracy in Amer- 
ica," one by a British and the other by a 
French author, are the two most important 
and successful studies of American affairs 
that have yet been made by foreigners. 

A little island in the Pacific has sunk. 
It was not much of an island, just a tiny 

ring of coral named 
Lost: An Island. Hikuern which none 

of us ever heard of 
before. It supported neither population 
nor vegetation, but pearl-fishers used to 
visit it occasionally. Yet in spite of the 
insignificance of this coral atoll and the 
absence of personal interest on our part 
in its welfare, its disappearance gives one 
a slightly creepy feeling of insecurity. We 
like to feel that, however shifting and 
treacherous the waves of the sea may be, 
dry land is really dependable. We want 
terra firma to be firm. We know that in 



ages past, when the earth was raw and 
crude and the fossils were swimming or 
crawling according to their several procliv- 
ities, the land rose and fell in alternate 
emergence and submergence. This instabil- 
ity was necessarily incident to the process 
of laying the keel and the tie-ribs of the 
planet. But we like to feel that the geolog- 
ical processes are complete and that the 
separation of the dry land from the waters 
which are beneath the firmament is final. 
The earth, however, is not yet a finished 
product. Wind and water, fire and frost 
are still at work on it and very likely the 
changes in it are proceeding now as rapidly 
as they have done at any time since fiery 
star-dust first began to collect in nebulae 
to form a dwelling-place for man. 

The program which is now announced as 
representing the intentions of Congress 
(that is, of the half 
Tariff Reform, dozen •Republican 
leaders who make 
programs for Congress), contemplates no 
revision of the tariff until after the next 
presidential election. It is of course phys- 
ically impossible to take up so vast a sub- 
ject at the short session. Nobody expected 
that. The consideration and passage of the 
necessary appropriation bills will take up 
most of the time until March 4. There 
had been a lively hope among the tariff 
reformers that the President would call a 
special session on the adjournment of this 
one to take up the tariff. The President, 
according to the present report, has decided 
that nothing is to be gained by calling Con- 
gress to meet in special session to do some- 
thing which it is not willing to do. If he 
calls it, it will have to meet, but it will 
not have to legislate unless it wants to. 
Apparently it does not want to. The lead- 
ers, who would be glad to postpone tariff 
reform.- until the Day of Judgment, or -the - 
day after, if they could, believe that the 
thing can be staved off two years longer 
if the party will go into the next election 
with an explicit promise to take uo the 
tariff for revision in a special session of 
Congress immediately after the inaugura- 
tion of the new president (or the re-in- 
auguration of, the old one), on March 4, 
1909. The Republican party has been 
keeping itself in power through the last 
two or three elections partly by an appeal 
to the apparently self-evident proposition 
that the friends of the tariff, rather than 
its enemies, ought to be permitted to revise 
it. This phrase has a certain convincing 
and almost axiomatic flavor. But is it not 
equally appropriate to say that the work 
of tariff revision should be entrusted to the 
friends of tariff-revision rather than to its 
enemies. The friends of tariff-revision are 
not all in one party. Certainly many of 
them are in the Republican party, but un- 
fortunately for the prospects of immediate 
revision, most of the present Republican 
leaders in Congress are such enthusiastic 
friends of the present schedule that they 
wish to protect it from revision as they 
would .protect the shrines of their gods 
from sacrilege. We suggest an amended 
axiom, with only a slight verbal change, 



but a great alteration of meaning: Not 
the revision of the tariff by its friends, but 
tariff-revision by its friends. 

The compilers of statistics have counted 
up the total amount given in large sums 
for charitable and 
Benefactions. benevolent purposes 
in this country dur- 
ing the year 1906. It amounts to $51,- 
230.294, with the last few days immediately 
before and after Christmas still to be ac- 
counted for. And this includes only gifts 
of $100,000 or more. The greatest single 
benefaction was that of Marshall Field, who 
left $8,000,000 (which he could no longer 
use) to the Field Columbian Museum. Of 
the total amount approximately $18,000,000 
were given for education, $11,000,000 for 
museums and art galleries, $11,000,000 for 
hospitals, asylums and miscellaneous char- 
ities, $3,000,000 for church enterprises other 
than schools, and $1,300,000 for libraries. 
The relatively small figures under the last 
head show how completely Mr. Carnegie 
has covered the ground in former years. 
There is no probability that the gifts for 
education or charity will reach the point 
of sufficiency for many years. There have 
been a few large donors in whom the ad- 
vertising spirit has furnished no part of 
the motive, as is evidenced by several im- 
portant anonymous gifts, including half a 
million dollars for a university at Louis- 
ville and gifts of from one to three hun- 
dred thousand to Barnard and Oberlin Col- 
leges and Union Seminary. Among the 
large gifts to somewhat unusual objects 
were $200,000 to the anti-vivisection society, 
$150,000 to the cause of spelling reform, 
£500,000 for the advancement of prohibi- 
tion, and $300,000 to establish a magazine 
for the blind. 

@ 
The .President's spelling reform order 
has been revoked because Congress failed 
to approve it and it 
did not seem proper 
for the government 
to use two systems, one in executive and 
the other in legislative documents. The 
message to Congress was printed in the 
simplified system, however, and one would 
scarcely have noticed the difference except 
for "thru," "tho" and "lookt." But sim- 
plified spelling still continues to furnish a 
theme for the magazine writers. Professor 
Munsterberg has an argument against it in 
the current McChire's and Henry Holt, the 
publisher, who is also an author of re- 
'Hite, argues in favor of it in a recent In- 
dependent. Mr. Holt estimates that five 
per cent of the letters used in our language 
are superfluous by the most moderate sys- 
tem of reform, and he makes an ingenious 
calculation of the annual cost of teaching, 
writing, type-writing, printing, engraving 
and painting these superfluous letters. He 
figures it at $100,000,000 a year for the Eng- 
lish speaking nations. To make this finan- 
cial argument entirely fair, the spelling re- 
form ought to be charged up with the cost 
of printing all the magazine and newspaper 
articles which it has called forth. It would 
be a big bill. 



Back to the Good 
Old Way. 



January 3. 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



5 




A Forward Look. 

"We walk by faith, not by sight." 
We look by faith, also, and not by 
sight. Who knows ■ what a day may 
bring forth, much less a year? We push 
the prow of our vessel out into unknown 
seas. We face an unknown future. One 
thing only we know, and that by faith, 
but that means much. We know that 
the same God who has ruled in the oast, 
will rule in the future. That means that 
the same great, all-pervading laws will 
prevail both in the material and spiritual 
worlds. Day and night will succeed 
each other, and the seasons will move 
on in stately and orderly sequence as in 
the past. Right will still be right, and 
wrong will still be wrong God's revela- 
tion of himself abides, and whatever 
gain has been made in true progress will 
be the basis of yet further advancement. 
The past, the present and the future will 
constitute one continuous history, be- 
cause behind all human events is the 
same guiding hand, and over all is the 
same gracious providence. 

The religious journal of to-day sails 
on stormy seas. The hand that pilots 
it to some distant port, must heed 
neither wind nor wave, but steer right 
on by the fixed stars of truth. The only 
safe course is the right course, and who- 
ever guides his craft by any other prin- 
ciple must come to shipwreck sooner 
or later. Better a thousand billows and 
as many opposing gales in following the 
star that leads Christward, than the 
easier course where popular breezes 
blow, or the dead calm of self-compla- 
cency where no winds of God fill our 
sails. The religious world, like a wind- 
swept sea, is in a state of unrest. It 
can find no rest until it finds its equilib- 
rium. Its equilibrium can be found only 
in complete subjection to the mind of 
Christ. This process of learning what is 
Christ's will and conforming to it is the 
essential condition of all progress. This 
is what causes the present religious fer- 
mentation. 

In entering upon its forty-fourth an- 
nual volume The Christian-Evangelist 
has no need to proclaim its principles. 
These are known through the wide 
realm where the paper circulates. Its 
very name has become a synonym for 
certain well-defined ideas and ideals. 
When a correspondent wrote recently 
that a certain convention was "Chris- 
tian - Evangelist in tone and spirit 
throughout." he could not have described 
it more fully in a dozen pages of fools- 
cap. It was a brief way of saying that 
the prevailing sentiment of the conven- 
tion was fidelity to the great cardinal 
principles of our religious movement, 
with utmost loyalty to Jesus Christ borh 
in doctrine and spirit, the largest liberty 
consistent with such loyalty, emphasis 



upon the duty of union and the manifes- 
tation of the spirit of union in Christian 
co-operation, together with an open mind 
and a receptive heart to all the new 
truth which God may wish to show to us 
in his ever-enlarging revelation of his 
will and purpose through history, 
through scholarly investigation and 
through the enlightenment of his in- 
dwelling Spirit in his church. When we 
add to the foregoing what is therein im- 
plied, the duty of applying Christianity to 
all the religious, political and industrial 
problems of our time, you have a fair 
outline of the things for which The 
Christian-Evangelist stands and has 
stood for these many years. To those 
whose hearts and intellects respond to 
that kind of a program and propaganda 
we look for the necessary support and 
co-operation in carrying forward the 
work which we feel that God has laid 
upon us. 

"What of the Night?" 

As we face the New Year, and 
study the outlook for New Testament 
Christianity, as we have been pleading it 
for nearly a century, what do we see? 
Much for which to be grateful in the 
way of progress made and achievement 
wrought; some things to be regretted 
and remedied; but nothing to dishearten 
those who believe that God is in this 
movement and that he will prosper the 
right and true and overthrow that which 
is evil. Much has been accomplished in 
the way of evangelization; organization 
of local churches, bringing them into 
helpful co-operation for work at home 
and abroad ; establishment of schools 
and papers, producing a literature and 
modifying the religious thought of our 
times. The misconceptions and hurtful 
extremes which we have outgrown and 
left behind, is evidence that others which 
still hinder our progress will go the 
same way. Not the least hopeful feature 
of the situation is the truer conception 
of our place and work in the religious 
world, which has gained acceptance with 
the great body of our ministers and 
members with whom, under God, rests 
the future of our movement. 

This optimistic outlook, however, does 
not prevent us from seeing certain evil 
tendencies which need to be checked, 
lest they mar the unity and effectiveness 
of a cause which God has greatly blessed 
in the past. The most characteristic 
feature of the early church was the love 
which its members had for each other. 
This attracted the attention of the out- 
side world. There is a manifest lack of 
this principle in mueh of our newspaper 
discussions and criticisms, and in the at- 
titude of non-forbearance with each other 
among those who hold different opinions 
on current questions. How to differ and be 
kind and fraternal at the same time is a fine 
art which only love can teach us. And 
then, that which has befallen other re- 
ligious reformations threatens ours — ar- 
rested development. There is always a 



tendency to stop where the fathers left 
us and crystallize into a denomination 
with fixed doctrinal beliefs to depart 
from which is heresy. From such crys- 
tallization there always come, in due 
time, disputatiousness, strife and divis- 
ion. At the opposite extreme there is 
noticeable a tendency among a few to 
surrender certain positions and practices 
which have been held in a too legalistic 
spirit by some, but which have a legiti- 
mate place in our plea for unity on a 
return to the Christianity and church of 
the New Testament. Nothing is clearer 
than that each one of these extremes 
feeds and nourishes the other. They 
have an idea that they are deadly antag- 
onists, while they are mutually serving 
each other's purposes. 

The great body of the Disciples of 
Christ do not belong to either of these 
extremes, certainly not consciously so. 
We are not to forget, however, that "a 
little leaven leaveneth the whole lump." 
We can not too zealously guard our 
great plea for Christian union against 
the evil influences of these hurtful ex- 
tremes. There is one, and only one sure 
remedy for these evil tendencies and 
others that might be mentioned, and that 
is a deeper spiritual life nurtured by 
prayer, by the indwelling Spirit, a better 
knowledge of the Scriptures, and a more 
perfect consecration to the work and 
will of God. Divisions grow out of car- 
nality, and unity flows from the life of 
God in the hearts of men. It is vain to 
look to any other source for a remedy 
for the evils which retard our own prog- 
ress and that of the whole religious 
world. 

It is the recognition of the fact just 
stated that has shaped th-; spirit and 
policy of The Christian-Evangelist 
these many years. To this continued 
work we pledge the best efforts of its 
editors and its staff of regular contrib- 
utors, and in its behalf we solicit the sup- 
port and helpful co-operation of all who 
are like-minded with us. "The grace of 
our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all." 

® ® 

Is This an "Experiment"? 

We clip the following piece of informa- 
tion from "The Scroll," of Chicago : 

The Monroe Street Church of Disciples in 
Chicago, where Rev. C. C. Morrison has re- 
cently returned to the pastorate, adopted the fol- 
lowing resolution December 5, 1906: "Resolved, 
that we, the Monroe Street Church of Disciples, 
feeling as we do the shame of the divided condi- 
tion of Christ's followers, undertake to illustrate 
in our practice a method of Christian union by 
receiving into our fellowship persons of Christian 
character from other evangelical churches withput 
waiting for such persons to be immersed.,,. This 
resolution in no wise surrenders or modifies our 
practice of immersion only in the case of persons 
who unite by confession of faith." 

This plan makes no distinction with reference 
to membership in the church of those who have 
been immersed and those who have not. It is one 
of several experiments being made by ehurches of 
Discioles in different parts of the country looking 
toward a practical solution of the union problem. 
For years unimmersed believers presenting letters 
have been received as associate members of the 
South Broadway church in Denver, Dr. B. B. 



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1907. 



Tyler, pastor; the Central Church, Denver, Rev. 
W. B. Craig, pastor; and the Shelbyville Church 
in Kentucky. In the- Hyde Park Church, Chicago, 
they are received as members of the congregation. 
The indications are that such experiments are 
growing in favor and that they are proving the 
practicability of union between the Disciples and 
other religious people. 

We can only express our profound regret 
for this action of the Monroe Street 
Church. It is no "experiment." It has 
been tried time and again and never with 
success. History is against it. Many Bap- 
tist churches in England have tried it, but 
the Baptist cause in England does not pros- 
per as in this country. The "Christian 
Church" .(Christian connection) are trying 
it in this country, and their growth com- 
pared with that of the Disciples tells the 
story. A few local churches among us 
have attempted the "experiment" without 
success. 

But vastly more important is the fact 
that the New. Testament is against it. That 
book knows but "one baptism" and that is 
a burial with Christ in water, accompanied 
with the action of the Spirit. If the New 
Testament does not teach that only baptized 
believers were received into the churches 
of that period, then nothing is certainly 
taught. But the fact that this church is go- 
ing to insist that those making confession 
of faith shall be baptized, shows that it ac- 
cepts this as the authorized practice. 

That this action, condemned as it will be, 
by ninety-nine one-hundredths of the 
brotherhood, should have been taken in the 
interest of Christian union is the humorous 
side of what otherwise may prove a serious 
incident. We do not know the constitu- 
ency of the Monroe Street Church, but if 
there is not a considerable minority of 
faithful members that will protest against 
this action it is a very exceptional congre- 
gation. That way points to division, not 
to union. How soon will the Monroe 
Street Church effect a union with Baptists 
on that basis? Not any sooner will they 
form a union with any pedobaptist church, 
while it refuses to practice sprinkling and 
pouring and infant baptism. No, whatever 
may be the motive behind this action — and 
it is no doubt sincere — the action itself is 
open to the objections (1) that it is di- 
visive; (2) that it is a departure from the 
principles of the brotherhood of which that 
church claims to be a part, and (3) is con- 
trary to the teaching and practice of the 
New Testament. 

As to the "Associate Membership," said 
to be practiced in some other churches, we 
do not know definitely what is involved 
in that phrase, but we are sure that all that 
any of these brethren desire to accomplish, 
namely, to furnish a religious home for 
those who do not see their way to be im- 
mersed, may be realized more satisfactorily 
without ever raising the question of mem- 
bership. Say to such believers: "Come 
and worship with us and make yourselves 
at home. The minister will visit you in 
sickness and do what he can for your hap- 
piness, and you can do such work in the 
church as you feel at liberty to undertake. 
If at any time you come to see it to be 
your duty and privilege to render a more 



perfect obedience to Christ in baptism, we 
shall be glad to assist you in rendering 
such obedience, and in extending to you a 
welcome into the membership of the church, 
Meantime we shall respect each other's 
honest convictions of truth and duty." 

That there are some good brethren who 
believe that our practice in insisting on 
immersion as the only baptism and as a 
condition of church membership, is a mis- 
take and an obstacle to Christian union, 
we have known for some time. For the 
most part we think these brethren have 
not studied the history of such departures, 
and their necessary results in producing 
dissension and division. It is one thing 
for people who thoroughly believe in the 
scripturalness of sprinkling and pouring to 
recognize and practice these forms, but a 
very different thing for those who have 
not 'so learned of Jesus, and who have 
committed themselves before the world to 
the program of restoring the primitive Gos- 
pel with its creed, its ordinances and its 
life, to turn aside from this program of re- 
form to hasten Christian union by unau- 
thorized methods. On the matter of a 
church being loyal to its congregational or 
collective life and subjecting itself to the 
consensus of judgment in the larger broth- 
erhood of which it forms a part, for the 
benefit which comes from such unity and 
fellowship, see our editorial in our Christ- 
mas number on "Some "Vexed Questions." 

We do not anticipate any great . spread 
of this departure from our original pro- 
gram. The great heart of the brotherhood, 
while large enough for the widest co-op- 
eration, beats loyally for the plea to return 
to original, apostolic Christianity. 



Notes and Comments. 

I desire to express to you my high appreciation 
of a recent editorial in The Christian-EvangEL- 
ist with reference to "Sanctification and Christian 
Union." You present the thought that complete 
sanctification to the will and teachings of Christ 
will cause party names and creeds to disappear. 
May God bless you richly ! Fraternally, 

W. O. Moore. 

Yes, we believe that, and more than that. 
We believe the party spirit, which created 
party names and party creeds, and which 
makes and perpetuates divisions, will dis- 
appear with a complete sanctification to the 
will of God, in Christ. 



"The Labor of Love," published in Santa 
Fe, N. M., in the interest of the American 
Sunday-school Union, comes to us with the 
following marked paragraph : 

Rev. Madison C. Peters, of one of the leading 
Baptist churches of New York City, is reported 
as saying, that, with an investment of $3,000,000 
and an expenditure last year of $400,000, the sev- 
enty Baptist churches in the city had a net in- 
crease during that time of only nine members. 
He says also that the other churches of the city 
did little better. What is wrong? 

If this is a correct report of Dr. Peters' 
statement, the question, "What is Wrong?" 
is exceedingly pertinent. It may be a de- 
layed report of what was said some time 
ago. We are sure that the few churches 
representing the Disciples of Christ in that 



city, did very much better than these fig- 
ures would indicate. One of them, we hap- 
pen to know, had about 200 additions in a 
single meeting, during the year now clos- 
ing. But there is abundant reason why the 
great Evangelical Protestant bodies of 'this 
country should, at the beginning of this 
year, face this question honestly and fear- 
lessly — "What is wrong?" 



Under the title, "Let us Have Peace." 
the "Christian Weekly" has an editorial 
which strikes a note we are glad to hear. 
The following is an extract: 

No one can fail to see that there is among us 
a spirit of friction, contention and strife that is 
wholly out of harmony with the teaching of Christ 
and his apostles on the subject of love and union 
on the part of the children of God, and this fact 
is calculated to beget anxiety and uneasiness in 
the minds and hearts of all those who are con- 
cerned for the welfare of the church of the living 
God. We believe that the time has come to take 
a calm and dispassionate survey of the field, that 
we may recognize existing facts, perceive their evil 
tendency, and cast about for a remedy. 

The remedy is not far to seek. It is 
not, as Brother Briney suggests, in avoid- 
ing discussion of questions that need 
discussion, for that would be cowardly 
and unmanly. He thinks the remedy is 
to keep in the background certain 
"mooted" questions upon which we can 
not agree. But there will be difficulty in 
drawing the line there. Our remedy is 
simpler and far easier of application. It 
is simply to treat each other as brethren 
equally honest and equally desirous to 
know the truth, and cease attempting to 
read out of the church those' whose opin- 
ions differ from ours. Brotherly love 
and courteous discussion will at once put 
an end to all unseemly dissension and 
strife. Let us try it. 



If anything in addition to the exercise of 
brotherly love and Christian courtesy is 
needed to prevent dissensions and unpleas- 
ant controversies, it is more faith in God 
and in the power of His truth to win its 
way against error. There is no need for 
any of us to become panicky because of a 
departure here or there, at one extreme or 
the other, from what we believe to be the 
New Testament order and the Christian 
spirit. Such departures have occurred in 
every age of the church, even in the apos- 
tolic age, but the truth ultimately triumphs. 
Let us possess our souls in patience and 
make our appeal to reason and to the 
Scriptures, and bide our time. The stars in 
their courses fight for those who fight with 
God. Those who feel that their position is 
based on the authority of Christ can afford 
to be calm and unruffled when their position 
is assailed. There is need at this time for 
that quiet confidence in God, that patience 
with men, and that charity which thinketh 
no evil, which should characterize a great 
religious movement that is seeking to ac- 
complish God's purpose in the world. Only 
such words as are spoken or written in this 
spirit can serve to promote the cause of 
unity and fraternity anions us, and with 
other friends and followers of our common 
Master. 



January 3. 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



Editor's Easy Chair. 

This first installment of the Easy Chair 
for the New Year is written on a crowd- 
ed car of a swiftly-moving railway train 
that is bearing us homeward from a fly- 
ing visit to a neighboring state. This 
fact reminds us that time, like a hurrying 
train, is bearing us all on to our perma- 
nent home. We are only on a flying visit 
to this planet, for we have no abiding 
city here. This is no depressing fact, 
rightly considered, but a glorious prom- 
ise which makes the future radiant with 
hope. Meanwhile there is work to be 
done, and it is the magnitude of this 
work, compared with the brief period al- 
'lotted to us here, that makes the years 
seem to pass more rapidly as we near the 
end of our pilgrimage. We have now 
entered upon another year's work. Shall 
it be a year of hard drudgery in which 
our toil shall be unrelieved by any 
thought that the tasks we are perform- 
ing have been assigned us by God and 
that we are workers together with Him? 
It will impart a new sense of dignity to 
our daily tasks to regard them as the 
opportunities which God has given us for 
discipline, for self-expression and for ris- 
ing to other more difficult if not more 
honorable duties. Then the humblest 
callings of life will be glorified by the 
consciousness that in the faithful dis- 
charge of the duties of these callings we 
are carrying out God's will and can rely 
upon His help and blessing. 



Herein is the great distinction between 
the world's workers. It is not that one 
man has a highly remunerative calling 
and another one that pays a bare living; 
or that one has a very honorable and re- 
sponsible position and another a very 
humble and obscure one; but it is in the 
spiiif in which each one does his work, 
and the amount of self-development and 
character-building he gets out of it. One 
man does his work as dull drudgery, and 
looks for his joy and his promotion out- 
side his labor; another sees in his 
work his God-appointed tasks and his 
opportunity for advancement in work 
well done. The latter finds his chief joy 
in his work, because he thus comes into 
closest relation with God, whose will he 
is seeking to carry out. Once we get 
this point of view we will envy no man 
his lot in life, but shall be content with 
our own as the one best fitted to our con- 
dition and capabilities until another has 
been assigned us. What we have said is 
not to repress the laudable ambition to 
rise in the world, but to emphasize the 
law of promotion which God approves 
and honors, namel}', to do the humbler 
task so well, so conscientiously, as to pre- 
pare one's self for the higher and more 
responsible position which is . always 
ready for the man who is prepared for it. 
It is wonderfully instructive to note that 
the great promotions from humble to re- 
sponsible positions, in the Bible, were of 
men who were faithful in humbler positions. 



Not the position which we hold confers 
honor, but the way in which we fill it. 

"Honor and fame from no condition rise; 
Act well thy part; there all the honor lies." 



But to return from this digression to 
the flying visit. Away back in the early 
'70s, when the editor of this paper lived 
at Quincy, 111., and this journal was in 
its struggling infancy, and when the 
editor worked all week without salary 
and preached on Sunday, to earn a liv- 
ing for his family besides trying to do 
some good, one of his regular preaching 
places was Carthage, 111. And now, after 
a third of a century has elapsed, he was 
invited back to his old field of labor to 
speak on the occasion of the Annual 
Meeting of the church. We found a 
much greater and stronger church in 
every way than the one we preached for 
in our young preacherhood. It is giving 
more for missions now. than it raised for 
all purposes at that. time. It has a com- 
modious house, very superior ,to the one 
in which it met a generation ago. But 
it had faithful members then, else it 
would not be the vital force it is to-day. 
There is a heredity in churches. Many 
of the pillars of that early period have 
been removed to the upper sanctuary, 
but some remain as venerable patriarchs 
Avho have come down from a former gen- 
eration, whose hoary heads and ripe 
Christian characters lend honor and dig- 
nity to the church. It was our privilege 
to speak in the afternoon and evening of 
Friday last to fine audiences, made up 
mainly, but not wholly, from the church 
membership. Besides the election of offi- 
cers, which was done in an orderly and 
satisfactory way, there were reports 
made from the different departments of 
the church showing a most healthy and 
vigorous condition of church life. This 
is a "living-link" church, which contrib- 
utes to the support of a minister at Mo- 
line and another at Alton. Brother 
Henry, the Moline missionary was pres- 
ent and gave an interesting report of the 
work in that city. This generosity in 
missionary work is a fine tribute to the 
missionary zeal and efficiency of the 
present pastor, J. M. Elam, as well as to 
the liberality of the church. A pleasant 
feature of the evening service was the 
presentation, by Judge Scofield, of an ele- 
gant rocking-chair and gold-headed um- 
biella from the congregation to the preach- 
er and his wife, both greatly beloved. 



We were entertained in Carthage in 
the home of Bro. C. J. Scofield, widely 
known as lawyer, judge, preacher and 
author, and highly esteemed by all who 
know him. Bro. Scofield was a boy of 19 
or 20 when we preached at Carthage, and 
not many years thereafter began preach- 
ing for the church, which he served 
many years, as will be seen from the in- 
teresting historical sketch from his pen 
to be found elsewhere. The story nf 



any church that has stood in any com- 
munity for more than two score years, 
with reasonable fidelity to its mission, 
furnishes abundant proof of its benefi- 
cent influence in the good it has wrought 
in moulding the character of the young 
and in the comfort and strength it has 
imparted in times of sorrow and tempta- 
tion. The Carthage church has made an 
honorable record in its forty-two years 
of history. Only a few who were active 
in the work of the church when we were 
there yet remain. Among these is the 
venerable Brother Williams, who is now 
in his 86th year, and is yet faithful. There 
are also Brothers Jones and Griffin, 
whose acquaintance dates back to the old 
Abingdon days We met several also 
who were at one time connected with 
the Burnside church near there, which we 
organized in 1869, or '70. It was very 
delightful to renew these old acquaint- 
anceships and to recall the scenes and 
incidents of that earlier ministry when 
neither heat nor cold, nor indifference, 
nor opposition, dampened our ardor or 
lessened our zeal. The old station at 
Burnside recalled the incident of our hav- 
ing been driven to it from Burnside in 
a sleigh when the thermometer was 20 
degrees below zero, having baptized sev- 
eral candidates that morning in the 
church we had just dedicated at Burn- 
side. We had winters in those days! 
But there was no suggestion of frigidity 
in the reception which the Carthage 
church gave us after an absence of a third 
of a century. 

It is an illuminating experience in the 
life of any man to go back, after the 
lapse of a generation, to the scenes of 
his early labor, and witness the changes 
which have been wrought by time. The 
changes which one sees all about him in 
those whom he knew in earlier days, re- 
minds him of the changes which he him- 
self has undergone. The individual 
members of a church come and go, but 
the church itself abides. This is because 
there is in it a divine life which flows on 
through the organism from generation to 
generation, gathering new converts, 
making fresh conquests, and deepening 
and widening its current with the passing 
years. This is why the gates of hades 
can not prevail against it. What is true 
of a local church, in this respect, is true 
of the larger brotherhood of local 
churches, and even of that church uni- 
versal whose metes and bounds no man 
knows. In so far as it is a channel of 
the life of God for a perishing world, it 
will persist through all the changes and 
vicissitudes of time. Its outward form, 
its doctrinal beliefs, its method of admin- 
istration, may change, and will change, 
but the divine life which it incarnates — 
that alone is immortal. Does it not fol- 
low-, therefore, that in so far only as our 
individual lives and our church lives 
become partakers of the divine nature 
will they abide forever when the tran- 
sitory things of life have passed away? 



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T 

January » i90/ f ,^ 



"Just As Good 




Days Ahead " 



This is the season of the general round- 
up, when we gather in our stock — and our 
neighbor's stock too, if we can — and count 
whether our bunch is larger or smaller 
than twelve months ago. 

It is a time for wishing we hadn't or 
thanking God that we did, as the case 
may be. 

Happy is he who has more to be glad 
for than to regret. Twice happy is he who 
can forget the things he should regret. 
Three times happy is he who can be glad 
whether he lias much or little to regret. 
Seven times happy is he who is big enough 
to have no regrets. 

Most of us will find that we have spent 
half of the year trying to do things we 
ought not to do — and the other six months 
in wishing that we had not tried. 

Right often too it has happened that our 
greatest successes came to us when we 
failed — but few are wise enough to see it 
that way. 

Of some things we may be sure : We 
are older than we were a year ago — wheth- 
er or not we are a year wiser and better, 
others perhaps know better than we. 

1906 is gone — with its burden of sor- 
row, its weight of woe, with its treasure 
of gladness, its wealth of joy; with its 
smiles and laughter, its frowns and tears, 
it is gone — gone with all that belongs to 



By Harold Bell Wright 

it of good and bad — gone where all the 
years have gone, where all the years will 
go. — Let it go. 

Man has learned to do many things since 
he lived in a cave and earned his living 
with hunting-weapons of wood and stone, 
but he has not yet found out how to make 
yesterday to-day. If he should find out 
how he would be a fool to do it. 

No, 1006 will never come back. What- 
ever it ought to have been it can never, 
now, be — whatever it might have been it 
is now as it is. — Let it alone. 

All that remains of life is before us. 
That one who handicaps himself with a 
weight of dead years is very foolish. You 
cannot win the race if you look behind. 
You cannot climb Pike's Peak backward — 
battles are not won by those who face to 
the rear. - 

The one great question asked by life of 
every soul is not what have you done — but 
"what are you going to do?" 

The test problem placed for solution be- 
fore every boy and girl in this old school 
is the problem of the future ; and upon the 
scholar's solution of this problem depends 
his rank and standing on examination day. 
After all, the vears are much alike. 



Each seems to hold its just proportion of 
light and shade. A bit different in the 
framing, perhaps, but the pictures easily 
show the touch of the same brush. Fear 
not then — to-morrow will bring all you 
need of sadness to soften your life. Don't 
carry over the woes of to-day. To-mor- 
row will bring enough, too, of gladness to 
brighten your life, so don't fret your soul by 
sighing for the good old days. There are 
just as good old days ahead as you or any- 
one else has ever seen. 

Let us lay our plans and make our res- 
olutions for the new year just as carefully 
and earnestly as we did at the beginn *g 
of this. What if we did fail co follow the 
chart all the way, a vessel is not wrecked 
because a gale carries away the captain's 
cap or the cook falls overboard. What if 
our resolutions were damaged a little in 
the fight — a battleship is not lost because 
a ball goes through the smokestack. 

Aye, Aye, Sir— Plan your plans and res- 
olute your resolutions, and then take to 
heart the wisdom of that Hoosier who 
knows more than most men how to get 
the best out of life : 

"Jest do yer best, an' praise er blame 
That rollers, that counts jest the same. 

I've allers noticed great success 
Is mixed with troubles, more er less 

An' its the man who does his best, 
Et gits more kicks than all the rest." 



Greeting to Christian Endeavorers from National Superintendent 



Dear Fellow Endeavorers : — I come to 
you at the beginning of this New Year 
with some words of kindly greeting. 

Since the Buffalo Convention, at which 
I was elected your national superintend- 
ent, circumstances have been such as to 
make it almost impossible to bring before 
you anything concerning our plan of work 
for the year. I am now glad of the oppor- 
tunity to make a few suggestions to be 
followed by the societies if deemed wise. 
First, however, let me express my sincere 
appreciation of the honor conferred upon 
me. I deem it a great honor indeed to 
be granted the privilege of leading our 
hosts of young people into larger and bet- 
ter things for Christ and the church. I 
feel my own lack of opportunity to do the 
work as it ought to be done. In the midst 
of a busy and somewhat difficult ministry 
I cannot spare as much time to devote to 
this great cause as the position itself de- 
mands.- Pressed, therefore, as I am for 
time, I must rely in a very great measure 
on the various state superintendents for a 
large part of the actual work. 

It will be quite impossible for your na- 
tional superintendent to come into per- 
sonal touch with all the societies and 
workers. Lack of both time and funds 
forbids even the hope of this, except as we 
may come to know each other through our 
state superintendents and the columns of 
our papers. I am confident of the most 
heart}- co-operation of all the state super- 
intendents, and earnestly urge all the socie- 
ties among us to keep in touch with them. 



In nearly every state we have a state 
superintendent, and where at present we 
have none, steps will be taken as soon as 
possible looking to the selection or election 




Claude E. Hill, our n ew Superintendent 
of Christian Endeavor. 

of proper persons to superintend and direct 
the work of the societies. 

Report to your state superintendent con- 
cerning your work. Let them know of your 
progress, your plans and your problems. 
They stand ready to render every assist- 
ance within their power. Be certain to 
make correct annual reports to your own 



state superintendent ; that is the only way 
we can gather statistics, and be correctly 
represented as to our strength in the United 
Society of Christian Endeavor. When new 
societies are organized, pastors and presi- 
dents are especially urged to report the 
same, not only to your state superintendent, 
but also to the secretary of tne United 
Society of Christian Endeavor, Tremont 
Temple, Boston. 

Your national superintendent will be 
very glad to answer all correspondence ad- 
dressed to him, and will render all help 
possible to the local societies. It is our 
purpose to attend as many state conven- 
tions as possible, and through these con- 
ventions come into touch with the work- 
ers and leaders in the various states. 
Christian Endeavorers should be repre- 
sented on the program of every state, dis- 
trict and county convention. We are sure 
. that the brethren who have the • making 
of these programs will be glad to give this 
cause proper representation. 

Christian Endeavor is, in a very impor- 
tant sense, contributing to our growth and 
development as a people, and proper appre- 
ciation of this fact should prompt us to 
give to it all the encouragement possible. 
We desire to direct the attention ot all our 
societies to the report submitted at the 
Buffalo convention by the committee on 
Christian Endeavor. In every way, this 
report is admirable, and we commend it to 
the societies, as outlining the course we 
should pursue in our work during the 



January 3. 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



9 



yc n. It deals with matters of importance 
; . of ii. -reaching interest in the cause of 
v .risti Endeavor among us. 

Your national superintendent hopes, 
during the course of the year and just as 
soon as possible, to prepare uniform leaflets 
for the use of societies as recommended 
in paragraph six of the report. There are, 
however, some matters recommended in the 
report which the societies can take up at 
once. These are, First. Each society can 
institute a campaign of "increase and bet- 



terment." Second. Our Centennial aims 
can be kept before the young people, and 
education in our history can be promoted, 
in connection therewith. Third. Pastors 
can organize and train classes in soul win- 
ning. Fourth. Systematic Giving as repre- 
sented by the Tenth Legion, can be 
encouraged. Fifth. Our young people can 
use the programs now in course of prepa- 
ration by the American Christian Mis- 
sionary Society. Sixth. Home Mission 
Topics, for the year. The use of these 



programs will educate our societies as to 
the needs and importance of home missions. 
With all this a deeper spiritual life can 
be fostered in the societies and in the 
hearts of our young people. We can re- 
new our devotion to Christ and the 
church, and the measure of this devotion 
will be the measure of all our fruits and 
activities as laborers together in his King- 
dom- Claude E. Hill, 

National Superintendent. 
Mobile, Ala. 



The Middle-of-the-Road Preacher By c. A. Freer 



The preachers among the Disciples of 
Christ, like all Gaul, may be "quartered 
into three halves." The classification 
would be like this : 1. The up-in-the-air 
class. 2. The narrow, ultra conservative, 
more or less bigoted, cock-sure, nc plus 
i.tra class. 3. The great middle-of-the- 
road class. A short dissertation is here 
attempted on each class in the order of 
their size. 

There is a very small class of our 
preachers, all must admit, who are at- 
tempting to live in the air. Like all who 
attempt such flights, it is hard to tell just 
"where they are at." They are men of 
fine character. They make quite a pre- 
tense of scholarship, but like some rifles, 
are great repeaters. Hence there is a strik- 
ing similarity in diction. They have not 
been accused of being deep original think- 
ers. Some of them have many degrees, 
many of them seldom disturb the baptis- 
mal waters. A few have an itching to be 
called "Doctor" ; and quite a few need 
some doctoring. Most people do not take 
them so seriously as they take themselves. 
Sometimes these men impress one as being 
really heroic and possessing the martyr's 
spirit towards the "old plea." At other 
times they give the impression of self- 
appointed prophets, to lead the Disci- 
ples of Christ out from all their bondage 
into larger freedom. That the last is a 
secretly cherished purpose most everybody 
really feels. But no real orophet was ever 
self-appointed nor perhaps conscious that 
he was a prophet at the time of his ac- 
tivity. Hence all such among us need give 
us no real uneasiness. Every man event- 
ually goes to his place and they will be no 
exception. 

The second class is much larger. If they 
are not walking backward, they are surely 
going sideways. ' The only thing they do 
see ahead is danger ! They are the cour- 
ageous mastiffs to whom has been given 
the careful guardianship of past achieve- 
ments and future possibilities. They bark 
much, especially at the sects and the first 
class of preachers named. Their sermons 
on Higher Criticism are wonderfully and 
fearfully made. They have no borrowed 
vocabulary, often being quite original in 
pronunciation. "Baptism" and "conversion" 
are still realities in their speech. They may 
i know that a razor cuts deeply and quietly, 
but a saw is much more easily handled and 
does not require any skill. Then the fel- 
low sawed knows .it at the time of the 
operation, whereas if a razor was used he 



might not find it out so soon and the oper- 
ator might not get all due credit. These 
preachers would rather show the crook- 
edness of a stick by mathematical meas- 




C. A. Freer. 

urements, even if it does take a long time, 
than to do it by laying a straight one down 
beside it. 

These men, as a rule, have but one foun- 
tain of religious literature and they drink 
deeply weekly draughts that furnish inspi- 
ration for the barking. In reality they are 
the most sectarian of sects. They are strik- 
ing examples of what they unmercifully 
condemn. They remind one of the Irish- 
man who was brought before the Queen 
for her special benediction for bravery in 
the army. The guard reminded him that 
his hands were quite dirty to go before the 
Queen. "Begorry," said Pat, "if ye think 
me hands air dairty ye ought to see me 
feet once." These preachers see many 



PRAYER. 



'Eternal God, who committest to us the swift and 
solemn trust of life; since we know not what a 
day may bring forth, but only that the hour for 
serving Thee is always present, may we wake to 
the instant claims of Thy. holy will; not waiting 
for to-morrow, but yielding to-day. Lay to rest, 
by the persuasion of Thy Spirit, the resistance of 
our passion, indolence or fear. Consecrate with 
Thy presence the way our feet may go; and the 
humblest work will shine, and the roughest places 
be made plain. Lift us above unrighteous anger 
and mistrust into faith and hope and charity by 
a simple and steadfast reliance on Thy sure will. 
In all things draw us to the mind of Christ, that 
Thy lost image may be traced again, and Thou 
mayest own us at once with Him and Thee. Amen. 
— James Martineau. 



dirty hands, but alas, what feet! We have 
much of Higher Destructive Criticism, 
but here we have the Lower Destructive 
Criticism. Which brings the most pain to 
the head of the church and the most harm 
to men it is hard to tell. 

These good men need a new spirit. 
They need to become positive instead of 
negative. They need to announce Christ 
more and denounce men less. May this 
.tribe constantly and speedily decrease, 
which it evidently will. 

But we have a very large and great ma- 
jority of our preachers who are in the mid- 
dle of the road. They crave the unity of 
the Spirit in the bonds of peace. They are 
preaching a positive Gospel. They try to be 
Christian in spirit and conduct towards 
those they deeply feel are in error. Nor do 
they apologize or condone the error. They 
try to restore the one in error, whether in 
life or doctrine, in the spirit of meekness, 
lest they also might not be well pleasing to 
God in all things. They are not ranters. 
They are men of culture, real Christian 
culture and refinement. They mostly 
think twice before they speak. But they 
speak with power and persuasion when 
they do talk. As a class, they do not 
write for the press as much as the second 
class named. They have less confidence 
in their own ability to settle all questions. 
But these men know some things well. 
They know that Christ saves all who will 
come unto him by faith. They know sin 
damns. They know what not to say in 
the pulpit. They know how to lead better 
than they know how to drive. They have 
their faces to the rising sun. They are not 
afraid of things new. They are still stu- 
dents. They read books and accept all that 
is good in them but do not harp on what 
they can not accept. They are nearly all 
graduates from our own colleges and are 
the mightiest appeal for our own schools 
that we have. These men are doing things. 
In social, civic and temperance reforms they 
are at the front, and do not growl because 
the "sects" want to help. In short it can 
truthfully be said that the middle-of-the- 
road preachers among the Disciples of 
Christ are to-day the most practical, effi- 
cient, potential, genuinely evangelistic, spir- 
itual-life-building, aggressive and faithful 
to God and man of any set of preachers on 
earth ! A wonderful statement, but true ! 
Happy is the man who finds himself in this 
company. May the Lord save us from ex- 
tremes, and keep us in the middle of the 
road. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 3, 1907. 



The Elderburg Association 



CHAPTER XL 
Brother Editor Reviewed. 

Before beginning- his review of 
Brother Editor's narrative Brother Law- 
yer asked the janitor to bring out his 
(the janitor's) banjo. When the old man 
had complied with this request the re- 
viewer began: 

"When a young man has graduated 
from West Point or Annapolis, our gov- 
ernment requires him to serve it certain 
months or years ; in the army, in the case 
of the West Pointer ; in the navy, in the 
case of the Annapolis man. The nation, 
having educated these young men very 
liberally, demands, in return, a reason- 
able portion of their time, and a reason- 
able use of their mental and physical 
abilities. No one would question, I 
think, the justice of this demand. By 
parity of reason it follows that when 
the Lord has been at the expense 
of giving a man a valuable, highly spe- 
cialized training in church finance, as in 
the case of Brother Editor, he ought 
to have some years of service after the 
graduation of his cadet. I have used 
the word 'expensive' advisedly; for when 
this case is fairly considered, after mak- 
ing liberal allowance for the wrongs done 
him, the fact remains that it has actually 
cost the cause something to educate 
him so liberally. It was not fair for him 
to quit the moment he received his de- 
gree of C. F. D. (Doctor of Church 
Finance.) 

"I doubt if the witness' experiences 
may be fairly called representative, ex- 
cept in spots, here and there. Yet they 
are possible enough, perhaps even com- 
mon enough, to be interesting. When- 
ever a congregation with slipshod finan- 
cial methods and a preacher with slip- 
shod financial habits get together, there 
will probably be trouble, irritation on 
both sides, and much hurtful scandal. 
Pastor and congregation part company 
mutually damaged. I believe, however, 
that there are more churches with lax, 
unsound and unscientific business meth- 
ods than there are preachers with care- 
less and slovenly business habits. 

"Nevertheless, the preachers are to 
blame — largely to blame — for the lack of 
sane business methods on the business 
side of church management. Who shall 
educate the people in these matters if 
not the preachers? Who shall make it 
plain to the individual Christian that his 
covenant to pay money into the church 
treasury is at least as sacred as any other 
covenant; that promptness in the dis- 
charge of this obligation is at least as 
much a virtue as promptness in paying 
his store bills; that it is neither for the 
glory of God nor for the dignity of the 
church to have the pastor dodging 'bill- 
collectors because his salary is unpaid: 
who shall do this if not the pastor? And 
can the pastor who neglects this have a 



conscience void of offense toward God 
and man ? To me it has always seemed 
rather pitiful that a minister should have 
to throw open his cupboard door, and 
show the church board the barrenness 
there, in order to persuade them to col- 
lect enough of his salary to keep his fam- 
ily from actual suffering. That sort of 
thing is not for the good of the cause 
nor the edification of the saints: and, 
especially, it is not for the edification of 
sinners. Yet evils like that must be cor- 
rected by the preachers or they will not 
be corrected. 

"I am not an expert in this matter of 
church finance — would that I were — but 
it has always seemed to me that the 
churches, some churches at least, have not 
been taught to place this service of support- 
ing the Lord's work on the right plane. 
What a pity it is that men will continue to 
think of their church contribution as a 
gratuity and not as an obligation. Who 
shall teach us to put away from church 
collections the taint of mendicancy it 
bears to our own thought? When shall 
we cease thinking of the money given 
to the church, in aid of her divine mis- 
sion to preach the everlasting gospel, 
as we think of the coin dropped into the 
hat of a beggar at a street crossing? 

"Which of us has not heard that- 
mournful cry which rises up continually 
from all parts of the Lord's harvest field 
— louder perhaps from the rural part of 
it than from any other, but audible every- 
where? Mournful, but not altogether 
pathetic; not like the voice of Rachel 
weeping in Ramah, but rather like the 
voice of the whang-doodle mourning for 
its first born-ah. 'Tis the voice of the 
Protestant a protesting against 'begging' 
in the church. Some years ago I pub- 
lished a song bearing on that subject of 
begging for the church. Let me tell you, 
the manner in which the public prints — 
magazines and newspapers, religious and 
secular — neglected to pay any attention 
to that poem will surprise you, when you 
hear it. as .you shall. If the janitor's 
banjo is in tune I will now sing it for 
you, if he will kindly accompany me." 

"Yass, sir; jes' hum de chune over, a 
little bit, tell I get de hang un it. Dar 
she is." 

Brother Lawyer now sang, in a rich 
mezzo-soprano voice, the following : 
A LAMENTABLE, LAMENT. 
(Air— "The Whang-Doodle Mourneth.") 
"Oh. its money, and its money, and its beg, 

beg, beg! 
Its money by the barrel, and money by the 

leg; 
A penny here, a nickel there, and here and 

there a dime — ■ 
Oh, they're after me for money, and they're 

comin' all the time. 

"At Sunday-school the teacher hands to me an 

ong-va-lope, 
And smiles a smile compounded of expectancy 

and hope, 
So't I have to brace my upper lip and stiffen 

up my chin, 



Or I'd break my penny limit and put a nickel in. 
"Sometimes I stay to meeting; oh, the swelling 
tide of song 
Lifts me, drifts me upward tow'rds the golden 

gates along — 
Up, towards the heav'nly portals, wafted by 

some heavenly breeze- 
Drifting — drifting — home — to glor}'; safe — on 
flow'ry beds of ease ! 

"Ah! the singers shut their hymn books and I 

come to earth and see — ■ 
Deacon Billson with his basket. Is he jabbin' 

it at me ? 
Avoid thee, Deacon Billson! Go away and 

lemme be ! 
Sordid is thy basket, deacon — and unlovely for 

to see! 

"They say a splendid golden crown, with jewels 

all bedight, 
A flashing, flaming wonder that shames the stars 

of night, 
Wrought by celestial craftsmen, on holy brows 

to shine, 
Is laid up for me in glory and may certainly 

be mine. 

"And yet this diadem so rich, (how sad the 
thought to me), 
Cannot be all net profit, as a diadem should be; 
'Twill have cost the frequent penny and the 

intermittent dime, 
'Twill have cost me upwards, maybe, of one dol- 
lar at one time!" 
(Repeat the first four lines as chorus, after 
each verse). 

"I am not satisfied with this tune. I 
am better at writing poetry than I am 
at composing music. I am willing to 
give the copyright of these words to any 
competent musician who will set them 
to music — in the right minor key, to the 
right whang-doodle melody, provided the 



NAUGHTY "SCHOOLMA'AMS." 
Not Always Fair to Themselves. 



"I taught school for a number of years." 
writes a Vancouver lady, "and like many 
other brain workers forgot how necessary 
the right kind of food is, and therefore suf- 
fered greatly from indigestion. 

"My system became run down, mv blood 
impoverished, and I had to take a year's 
holiday in the hope of regaining my 
strength. 

"I saw Grape Nuts food highly spoken 
of, tried the food and became very fond of 
it. After eating it with cream, only for 
breakfast, I gained quickly in strength and 
energy, and went back to work. 

"When I married I soon convinced my 
husband that it was his heavy breakfasts of 
meat, potatoes, hot biscuit and white bread 
that caused his feelings of languor in the 
mornings. 

"Since eating Grape-Nuts and fruit, he 
has become hearty and well. 

"It is now many years since we began to 
use Grape-Nuts, and the food seems as 
'necessary in our household as salt.' A 
favorite dessert is alternate layers of sliced 
apples, sugar, nutmeg and Grape-Nuts, 
cooked in the oven until the apples are 
done." Name given by Postum Co., Battle 
Creek, Mich. Read the little book, "The 
Road to Wellville." in pkgs. "There's a 
reason." 






January 



1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



11 



said musician shall agree to send a copy 
of the words and music to all makers 
of phonograph records, and to all man- 
ufacturers of hand organs and organ- 
ettes in Europe, America, Asia, Africa 
and Polynesia. I should like to have 
that tune associated in the minds of 
men with the words of that chorus — 
"beg. beg, beg' — go lilting around the 
world; I should like to have it played 
on all hand organs, concertinas and or- 
ganettes, on all street , corners, in all 
cities and in all villages; I should like 
to have it whistled bv all small bovs and 



negroes, and sung ii. concert halls and 
in the tents of patent medicine fakirs. 
Thus it would, in. time, become a burden 
to the ears of men and a weariness to 
their souls. A song like thai., so ex- 
ploited, so wearisomely iterated and re- 
iterated in connection with the words of 
that chorus, might hasten the day when 
any Christian man, though in the mid- 
dle of the Mammoth cave without a 
light, at the hour of midnight of a cloudy 
night in the dark of the moon, with no- 
body but the blind fish in the '.under- 



ground river to witness his emotion, 
would nevertheless blush to apply the 
word 'beg' to the righteous demand 
which the church makes upon him for 
money to carry on her work. The preach- 
ers ought to co-operate with me in 
bringing this condition about, even 
though their work may be less artistic 
and literary than mine. 

"As to Brother Editor, this court — I 
mean this reviewer, cannot acquit him 
of blame in this matter. Also he is not 
the victim he thinks he is." 




Bachelor's Christmas Reverie 



My Dear Friexd — Your Christmas 
greeting — "A happy Christmas to you !"' 
found me this morning sitting in my bache- 
lor's room at an Arkansas boarding 
house, sans friends, sans children, suns 
kindred, but not sans joy. The old Christ- 
mas spirit has stolen over me and I am 
living 'way back yonder in the -remote 
nooks and dales of childhood. I see the old 
chimney with its hearthstone and crane, 
with its backlog and blazing fire — my 
ringers still tingling from the frosty ax 
handle. Was there ever such wood? Sugar 
tree and shellbark hickory — even the smoke 
was flavored with the aromatic sap that 
oozed from the pores of that sweetest of 
wood. Then there was the long line of 
stockings pendent, awaiting the descent 
adown the "chimbley" of old Santa Clans, 
the mysterious, omnipresent old man, 
with his benevolent face and hearty good 
cheer for the "good children." For it was 
our understanding that we had to be good 
for at least several days before Christmas. 
And there were mother and father, good 
natured and kindly, who hurried us early 
to bed that we might not frighten away 
the dear old mysterious visitor. Yes, it 
was mothers busy fingers that made the 
knitting needles fly in and out so deftly 
that fashioned the stockings that were to 
hold the Christmas gifts. Those dear, tired 
fingers have long since rested from toil and 
have been folded these long years across 
a peaceful breast. What hearty haste in 
the morning, when' even before peep of day 
we slipped from between two feather beds 
and rushed to open the stocking. And was 
there ever such joy as thrilled the hearts 
of those sturdy boys and girls as they drew 
out the striped sticks of candy, the dough- 
nuts and tops and whistles, and occasionally 
a Barlow knife! Those were the bucolic 
days, when a simple nature tingled to the 
finest filament of life with the old time 
Christmas cheer that silently stole into 
possession of unsophisticated children. 

"Happy Christmas !" Yes, thrice happy, 
though I shall not receive a single gift this 
Christmas. I heard music this morning. It 
was from the upper choir. I walked out 
on the streets of this strange city and 
watched the faces of passing strangers. 
Package laden were they, faces beaming 
and a cordial "good morning" from many 
a one to whom I had not been introduced. 
The report of explosives thrust its frequent 
staccato note into' my music, but even that 



did not annoy me. I said that is at least 
one of the ways the jocund joy of boyhood 
has of expressing itself. It is only a parf 
of the universal gladness. Old men seemed 
boys again, with the wrinkles ironed out of 
anxious features by the gentle sway of 
good will. 

"There's a song in the air. 
There's a star in the sky; 
There's a mother's deep prayer, 

There's a baby's low cry. 
Ar.'l that star rains its fire, 

\\ hale the beautiful sing, 
The manger in Bethlehem 
Cradles a King."' 

That is the reason. After that cradle 
rocked it has never cost muck to gladden 
the heart of a child. What did it matter 
that our socks were knit by mother's hand, 
of yarn spun by her fingers, and that we 
were clad in homespun garments? That we 
were admonished to be careful of our 
"boots." for the one pair must last until 
we could go barefooted in the spring! And 
where is the modern boy who can recall 
the pride of a genuine old fashioned "stone 
bruise" of the regulation type of a purplish 
hue! Yes. I am having a happy Christmas 
in my bachelor reveries — mind, don't spell 
it "revelries." 

"How dear to my heart are the scenes of my 

childhood, 
When fond recollection presents them to view!" 

I sat nine years ago within two hundred 
yards of the old log cabin where mv child- 
hood was passed and saw the pain-racked 
form of my mother grow quiet under the 
orders of the death angel. Her old neigh- 
bors were there in their mute sorrow, 
watching through tear-swimming eyes the 
final earthly leave-taking of my mother. As 
the peaceful sleep stole over her body the 
anguish lines smoothed out and I heard 
again the invisible singers whose sweeping 
melody led the shepherds to Bethlehem in 
that morning of the long ago. 

Oh, if our ears were fine enough, what 
music should we hear this morning ! What 
multitudes that no man can remember have 
gone to join that choir ! 

Bachelor as I unfortunately am, I have a 
love that is well nigh reverence for little 
children, and I can scarce pass a babe on 
the street of a strange city without a desire 
to stop and bless it with my good will for 
its sweet and unspeakable innocence. And 
motherhood, what poet can sing or artist 
pamt or prophet speak the adequate appre- 
ciation of its sanctitv ! 



Into this almost divine dignity has this 
blessed office been lifted by that event yon- 
der in Bethlehem. 

I have seen the poor little tot with shabby 
dress, looking into the show windows of 
the toy-laden stores, with the shadows of 
sadness struggling with the ripples of glad- 
ness over the doll without its reach, and 
mv heart has ached when I reflected that 
the plethora of plenty in some homes only 
accentuates the plentitude of poverty in 
others. "And this shall be a sign unto 
you. You shall find the babe wrapped in 
swaddling clothes and lying in a manger." 

This is the unspeakable gift — that the 
King of kings, the Savior of the world, 
should have taken his place at the very bot- 
tom of humanity's weakness and want and 
pledged God's measureless power to lift it 
up. At both extremes of life does he taste 
our sorrows. "There was no place for 
them in the inn." "He saved others ; Him- 

CRIED EASILY 

Nervous Woman Stopped Coffee and 

Quit Other Things. 



No better practical proof that coffee is a 
drug can be required than to note how the 
nerves become unstrung in women who 
habitually drink it. 

The stomach, too, rebels at being contin- 
ually drugged with coffee and tea — they 
both contain the drug — caffeine. Ask your 
doctor. 

An la. woman tells the old story thus : 

"I had used coffee for six years and was 
troubled with headaches, nervousness and 
dizziness. In the morning upon rising I 
used to belch up a sour fluid regularly. 

"Often I got so nervous and miserable I 
would cry without the least reason, and I 
noticed my eyesight was getting poor. 

"After using Postum a while I observed 
the headaches left me and soon the belch- 
ing of sour fluid stopped (water brash from 
dyspepsia.) I feel decidedly different now, 
and I am convinced that it is because I 
stopped coffee and began to use Postum. I 
can see better now, my eyes are stronger. 

"A friend of mine did not like Postum, 
but when I told her to make it like it said 
on the package, she liked it all- right." 
Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, 
Mich. Always boil Postum well and it will 
surprise you. 

Read the little book, "The Road to Well- 
ville," in pkgs. "There's a reason." 



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T I IE C 1 1 1< I ST I A N-U.VANGEUST. 



January 3, 1907. 



self he could not save." In birth and in 
death did he seem farthest away from what 
we call success. There was place in the inn 
for the well-fed priest, for the merchant 
and doubtless the gambler; but in her hour 
of awful expectancy she must house with 
the beasts of the stall and recline in her 
agony on a pallet of straw. 

I have seen the halo the artist has thrown 
around the Nativity group, but that is a 
vision the Christian centuries have helped 
the artist to see. The utter solitude of that 



little family and the humility of every inci- 
dent in the event bespeak the assurance that 
he was purposed of God to save to the ut- 
termost. If our preachers could but catch 
the spirit of that "Christmas gift," and in- 
terpret the orophetic value of the swad- 
dling clothes and the manser cradle, how 
it would save us all from the panic of 
"Higher Criticism !" 

When shall we follow again the original 
clue and allow to stand along with other 
miracles the fact that "the poor have the 



Gospel preached to them*' ? In him we 
see the victory of failure. How our age 
has been worshiping at the shrine of "Suc- 
cess" ! He lost the world to gain life ; we 
lose life to gain the world. "These be thy 
gods, oh Israel." But, thank God, this de- 
cadent year 1906 is singing into the dawn 
of the new year its swan note of a better 
hope. More Christmas spirit this year than 
any previous year has opened the hearts 
of the rich toward the poor. My New 
Year greeting to you, my brother, and to 
your great Christian-Evangelist family. 



Evangelizing in Congoland By a. f. Hensey 



You will be glad to know that Eben 
Creighton and I have just returned from 
our long-planned trip up the Bosira riv- 
er. We spent ten days on the journey, 
and penetrated as far as Mbala, 300 miles 
from here. 

Though our main purpose was to spy 
out the land, and find out the situation 
in that section, we also wished to sow 
the seed of life; so Dr. Dye chose out for 
our paddlers twenty of the best Chris- 
tian men in the church. Every paddler 
was a preacher, and every preacher a 
paddler. So we held a meeting in prac- 
tically every town on the river bank. 

In the section visited there are three 
forces that we knew we had to deal with, 
the Catholics, the people, and the gov- 
ernment. 

We found the Catholics strongly in- 
trenched in a few towns near the state 
posts, and very active in their propa- 
ganda. They are following their usual 
policy, which is to adapt their religion 
to the people among whom they labor. 
As you well know, the natives have great 
faith in charms and fetishes, and a great 
love for gaudy ornaments. So "our 
friends, the enemy," have literally plas- 
tered these poor deluded creatures with 
Catholic charms, crosses and other bric- 
a-brac. A favorite one is a piece of blue 
cloth (cut from the very dress of Mary!) 
on which is daubed a red cross, then sus- 
pended about the neck by a string. 
When one or more of these ornaments 
constitutes practically the whole attire 
of a person, the sight is at once ridicu- 
lous and sad, for silly as these things ap- 
pear to us, they form a large part of the 
strength of Catholicism, because the ig- 
norant native accepts the Catholic em- 
blems as a new and more powerful fetish. 
Then he is taught that these Catholic 
fetishes are saving in themselves, and is 
apt to prefer the visible token of re- 
ligion without change of life, to an invis- 
ible one with its insistent demand that he 
turn his back on the old things. 

But I can assure you that when we 
stormed these Catholic towns, our evan- 
gelists, thanks to Dr. Dye's splendid 
teaching, were able to cope with any 
Catholic or Catechist we met. At one 
place a man was doing his best to de- 
fend "Mompey," the priest, and was 
boasting of how he could perform mira- 
cles, heal the sick, etc. Then our big 
elder, Intole, thrust his long arm over 



into the disputant's face, and said, "If 
your priest can perform miracles, why 
does he come down to Dr. Dye for med- 
icine when he is sick?" That was a 
"stunner," and the whole crowd shouted, 
"He is answered," and we had gained 
the day. 

The people welcomed us gladly every- 
where, and listened attentively. They 
brought us presents of food, asked us to 




A. F. Hensey. 

give them teachers, and at one town 
where we preached at noon, offered us 
five chickens if we would stay there and 
preach again at night! At Lunga we 
have three Christians, who were bap- 
tized last March. Some months ago we 
were compelled to go to the government 
to get permission for these three young 
men to preach in their own town. 
When we arrived there we found that our 
boys had taught and lived so faithfully 
that the people had told the Catholics 
that they did not want them any more. 
There are about thirty anxious inquirers 
there now, two of whom have built a 
house, enlarging the front part of it for a 
church, and two others returned with us 
for more teaching. We found several 
other towns where the people had told the 
Catholics that they were not wanted. 
Our experience but confirmed our be- 
lief that if the state would keep its finger 
off the pie, the preaching of the truth 
and the disgust of the people would 
force the Catholics out of the section. 



But I can assure you that the Congo 
State is a force to be taken into consid- 
eration. Perhaps our experiences at the 
three state posts in the district will show 
you its attitude. At the first one on our 
way up, we were heartily welcomed by 
the chief, who very kindly had the bugle 
sounded and the people gathered on the 
parade ground, standing beside us while 
the evangelists gave forth no uncertain 
message. But at the next one, as we 
were getting into the rubber district, the 
chief forbade our preaching at the post 
and intimidated the native chief so that 
he did not allow a meeting in the village. 
We reached Mbala, the farthest post, at 
about midnight in a pouring rain, and I 
was sick in the canoe. The chief with 
his native wife came down to meet us, 
but refused to let us seek a house in the 
village, and very reluctantly allowed us 
the use of a shack on the post. In the 
morning I was still ill, and we sent over 
to the state officer asking for some drink- 
ing water. He refused, saying: "I'm not 
your boy." 

Now, to conclude, this is my humble 
estimate of our problem up there. Some- 
thing can be done by itineration, if one 
of us can always go with the evangel- 
ists. But the policy of the state has 
driven the people back from the river, 
and the towns are so far apart that very 
little permanent work can be accom- 
plished in that way. The only solution 
is a station up there, from which we may 
reach the towns away from the river. 
But you say, "If the government treats 
you as described above, will it grant you 
a site?" You must remember that these 
are only subordinates, a long way from 
the seat of government. We have rea- 
son to believe that if any mission can 
secure a site, we can, and the B. M. S. 
has recently secured two. Of course, 
we can not hope that the state will sell 
us a site, but we would be well content 
with a fifteen or twenty-five year lease. 

Also we must have assurance that you 
will give us the workers to man the new 
station, if granted. Mr. Creighton is 
very willing to go there, and a man who 
knows something of building would be 
necessary for beginning the work. But 
another doctor would be an imperative 
essential, as sleeping sickness and ma- 
laria abound. Besides, our hope of the 
state's giving us a station is founded 
mainly on the fact that we will expect to 
found a medical mission. 

We here on the field are not willing 
that this populous section should be left 
to the Catholics and Satan, but believe 
that these deluded, tax-burdened children 
of the forest should have the hope which 
cometh from him who is "the Way, the 
Truth and the Life." 

Bolerigi. 



January 3. 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



13 




— Weigh anchor! All aboard for an- 
other annual voyage. 

— It is gratifying to know how few of 
our passengers are disembarking at this 
New Year's port. 

— It is equally pleasing to note how 
many new ones are coming on board and 
paying their fare to Port 1908. 

— The tried old ship, The Christian- 
Evangelist, which has weathered many 
a storm, was never more seawoithy and 
never turned its prow to the deep with 
greater hope and courage. 

— Preachers and others wishing their pa- 
pers sent to new addresses should state 
this fact on a post-card and write plainly 
name, place being left, as well as the place 
to which you are removing. We have to 
keep a record of thousands of names, and 
these are not placed in alphabetical order, 
but are registered under the name of the 
place where you live. If you simply give 
us the name of your new address you may 
have to wait a long time before you again 
receive your Christian-Evangelist. 

— We begin a new department for the 
benefit of Sunday-school workers. Bro. 
Hardin wants your co-operation. 

— C. S. Osterhus has started his Scan- 
dinavian paper in the interests of Chris- 
tian union. We have received a lengthy 
article from him. We trust Bro. Oster- 
hus will receive help in his work, and we 
hope to give him some space to state 
his cause. 

— Join our family circle and begin this 
week our new serial story in the Home 
Department. 

— When you have read your copy of 
The Christian-Evangelist, pass it on to 
your friend "in another town." 

— Let Christian Endeavorers take no- 
tice that there is a new national superin- 
tendent. His message on another page 
has been delayed. We hope to print the 
very admirable "Recommendations" of 
the Buffalo convention, written, we be- 
lieve, by H. A. Denton. 

— Harold Bell Wright is worth read- 
ing. Indeed, every article in this issue 
is to the point. 

— A paragraph, dictated by the Assist- 
ant-Editor, in our issue of December 13, 
has had an entirely wrong construction 
placed upon it. But as only two sub- 
scribers called our attention to the pos- 
sibility of our meaning being misinter- 
preted we did not feel, in view of all the 
kind words that we and others have said 
in The Christian-Evangelist, about Bro. 
Scoville, that our readers would suopose 
that we were making a covert attack 
upon him. The first words of "Our 
Budget" paragraph in that issue, as well 
as commendatory notices in our columns 
that same, preceding and succeeding is- 
sues, make such a thought seriously im- 
possible, and before our attention was 
called to the matter we had written to Bro. 
Scoville himself in reference to having a 
fuller report of his meeting sent to 
The Christian-Evangelist, which appears 
this week. We thank God for Brother 
Scoville's power to win so many 
souls, and we have no thought of con- 
trasting those seeking to serve the Lord 
and our special plea through itinerant 
evangelism with those seeking the same 
ends in a settled pastorate. There is a 
great call for each class of workers. We 
would have made no further allusion to 
this matter were it not that our Cincin- 
nati contemporary seeks to twist our 
meaning. 



—Graham Murray reports progress at 
Fate. Texas. 

— D. G. Dungan has taken the work at 
llliopolis. 111. 

— H. W. Wilhite is having a meeting 
at Buffalo, Mo. 

— J. H. Wright takes at once the pas- 
torate at Atlanta, 111. 

— E. W. Allen is leading the Central 
church at Wichita to success. 

— H. G. Connelly has resigned at Charl- 
eroi. Pa., and will enter Yale University. 
— Herbert Yeuell is in a meeting at Ben- 
tonville. Ark., where J. W. Ellis is pastor. 
— G. E. Shanklin can give one-fourth 
time to some church within reach of Mar- 
shall. Mo. 

— S. W. Traum has resigned at Madi- 
son. Inch, and has taken the work at 
Richmond. 

—We are glad to learn that, after a 
struggle of over sixteen years, the church 
at Ottawa, Kas., has lifted its debt. 

— W. E. Harlow will be with H. O. 
Pritchard and the church at Shelbyville, 
Ind., the first Sunday in January. 

— S. G. Inman, Monterey, Mex., writes 
that he is planning to translate "Christian 
Union/' by J. H. Garrison, into Spanish. 

— A. R. Moore writes us of the good 
work done for the church at Seneca, Mo., 
by a visit of O. G. Blackwell and wife. 

— Albert Bennett, late of Greenville, 
111., paid a visit to The Christian-Evan- 
gelist office on his way to Lawton, Okla. 
— J. M. Rhoades has been released, at his 
■request, by the church at New Franklin, 
Mo., which wants a preacher for half time. 
— A modern, up-to-date church along in- 
stitutional lines is being planned at Terre 
Haute. Ind., under the direction of pastor 
L E. Sellers. 

— Robert Simons' first work with the 
State Board was in setting some things in 
order at Stoutland and receiving money for 
half time preaching. 

— G. W. Wise, of Alton, 111., was prevent- 
ed from attending the meeting at Cartilage, 
but preached for the Fourth church. St. 
Louis, on New Year's day. 

— N. Ferd Engle, Phinville, Kan., takes 
field work, and C. C. Gordner, who, with 
Neal Overman, held the meeting with his 
church, succeeds him. 

— Mrs. Ferrin. who has sailed for Africa. 
is to be the bride of Brother Hensey, 
some of whose Congo experiences are 
told on another page. 

— J. P. Adcock is now located at Ft. 
Scott. Kans., and ready to serve congre- 
gations within reach of that place, or to 
hold meetings anywhere. 

— The church at Rialto, Cal., has given 
Oscar Sweeney a very warm welcome. 
Established only a year, and with less 
than 70 members, the foundation for a 
new church to cost $7,000 has been laid. 
— Charles Chasteen has left Garland, 
Texas, where C. E. Moore, of Clinton, Ky., 
will succeed him, to take the pastoral du- 
ties at Lockhart. Texas. 

— James C. Creel has taken the work at 
Tipton. Mo. During his past year at 
Jonesboro. Ark., there were 25 additions 
and $273 were raised for missions. 

— J. A. Cunningham, Tupelo, Miss, is 
getting out a new book on prophecy, cov- 
ering Daniel's vision of the five universal 
empires and the cleansing of the sanctuary. 
— L. L. Carpenter ought to know. He 
writes us that there never was a time of 
greater activity among our brotherhood in 
building houses of worship than during the 
year just closing. 

— The church at Bolivar, Mo., has just 
given J. H. Jones and wife a very "sub- 
stantial" farewell reception. Brother Jones 



Home Missions 



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Sunday School 




If you did not observe 

CHILDREN'S BAY FOR 
HOME MISSIONS 

Send us an offering 
before you forget it. 

Don't fail to get in line. 

Remit to the 

American Christian 
Missionary Society 

Y. M. C. A. Bldg., 
CINCINNATI, OHIO. 



is ready to hold meetings or work anywhere 
in Western Missouri. 

— T. W. Dunkeson, Manchester, 111., has 
a copy of the Campbell-Rice debate which 
he would like to dispose of to assist in his 
support, as he is all alone in the world, 
and needs this assistance. 

— Henry W. Hunter, writing from Butler, 
Mo., says that Elizabeth Chapel is a soul- 
winning church. He leaves it after two 
years' ministry to take charge of the Mt. 
Washington church at Kansas City, Mo. 

— The Foreign Society needs a man for 
Havana, Cuba. A strong man with some 
experience in the ministry is preferred. He 
must be a good preacher and a man with 
organizing ability. This is a Macedonian 
call for some man. 

— The church at Wellsville, Mo., de- 
sires a pastor who can sing as well as 
preach. He must be a resident and 
might possibly preach for the church 
at Middletown also. Apply to Elders 
Straube or Broughal. 

— The St. Louis annual city mission rally 
will be held at the Hamilton Avenue 
Church on Monday, January 14. A fine 
program is arranged for the afternoon and 
evening. Prominent speakers from outside 
the city will be present. 

— Our Church Extension Board has re- 
ceived an annuity of $200 from a friend in 
Ohio, who considered that the best place 
to make her money do perpetual work was 
in the Church Extension Fund. Address 
G. W. Muckley, Cor. Sec, 600 Waterworks 
Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 3, 1907. 



— The Board of Church Extension has 
received $1,000 from -Mrs. Ewers, of Fay- 
ette, Ohio, to be invested in our Church 
Extension work as an annuity in favor of 
her son, John Ray Ewers and his wife. 
Brother Ewers is pastor of the First Chris- 
tian church of Youngstown, Ohio. 

— J. Edward Cresmer has received a 
unanimous invitation to continue in the 
work at Ashland. Neb., where the year 
closed with all debts paid and the budget 
for the coming year provided for by popu- 
lar subscriptions. The official board has 
declared itself highly gratified. 

— H. R. Murphey, of Havensville, 
Kans., has resigned there and has taken 
charge of the church at Clay Center. 
There have been, during his pastorate at 
Havensville and Soldier, 59 additions — 52 
by confession and baptism. Both 
churches are in a prosperous condition. 
His successor has not yet been called. 

— The membership of. our two churches 
at Monterey, Mexico, is a few over a hun- 
dred, most of them extremely poor; yet 
they averaged nearly a dollar (gold) aoiece 
in their C. W. B. M. collection. And he 
American Sunday-school contributed $16 
Cgold) to the Home Mission offering on 
Children's Day. Brother Inman writes that 
another preacher is needed. 

— The First Christian Church of San 
Antonio, Texas, is only a little over three 
months old. Edward O. Sharpe took 
charge of the work on October 1, and there 
are now over 100 members, 15 having been 
added by obedience during Brother Sharpe's 
ministry. The church has very bright pros- 
pects and is alive to all missionary causes, 
the first offering being $25 for Texas mis- 
sions. 

— W. A. Fite has for some weeks been at 
work with the church at Fulton, Mo. His 
success in the past makes us hopeful that 
he will harmonize the elements at Fulton, 
which have for a brief time not been able 
to agree in some matters of church work. 
Brother Fite's late pastorate of fifteen 
months' duration with the church at Wind- 
sor shows a record of $2,511 raised, with 
$485 given to missions. This church, too. 
was rent by division when he entered upon 
its pastorate, but it is united and harmo- 
nious now and the fact that .it is advanced 
in a financial way is substantial testimony 
as to the sterling quality of Brother Fite. 

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— Geo. C. Ritchey continues to do good 
work as State Evangelist of the N. W. Dis- 
trict, Oregon. Following a good meeting 
at Tillanook. he secured about $600 to- 
wards a minister's support. He is to be 
assisted by A. W. Shaffer in the autumn 
of next year, but in the meantime Bro. 
A. F. Ritchey, of Omaha, Neb., will be with 
him as singer. 

— There is no condition of life so bad 
but that it has its bright side. "The Chris- 
tian Helper" of Marshalltown. la., which we 
never had the privilege of seeing till now, 
although it is numbered Vol. IV, No. 23, 
illustrates this truth in the following obser- 
vation : "While Mo. has no loyal paper of 
her own, she has the Primitive on one side 
and the Helper on another side of her 
boundary line." Thus "Mo." will have to 
hobble along the best she can on these two 
crutches outside her "boundarv line" until 
she can afford a "loyal paper" of her own. 

— Last week we published the joint ap- 
peal of the Home Board and the Church 
Extension Board for an offering from the 
churches to help the brethren in and about 
San Francisco to rehabilitate the churches 
in that stricken city. The time of this offer- 
ing is less important than the offering itself, 
which should be taken at such time as will 
best suit the condition and circumstances. 
It ought not to interfere with any of the 
regular offerings of the churches as it is a 
special offering to meet a special emergency. 
But we have a debt of obligation to our 
brethren who have suffered such serious 
loss. 

— O. C. Larason, clerk of the church at 
Newark, Ohio, writes us that O. L. Cook, 
of Lexington, will lead the meeting in Feb- 
ruary, 1907, while Harlow and son have 
been engaged for another in January. 1908. 
H. Newton Miller is the present pastor of 
this church, which was organized bv John 
F. Rowe some twenty years ago, and now 
has a membership of over 700. Brother 
Miller is doing excellent work and is 
heartily supported by his congregation. 
Every department makes a good showing. 
During November, for instance, special of- 
ferings were as follows : Ohio missions. 
$60; Children's Dav, $42: Bible School of- 
fering, $76; these in addition of course to 
regular church offerings. The Christian 
Endeavor Society deserves special mention. 

— D. E. Hughes, writing of a meeting 
just conducted by W. A. Haynes at Mon- 
mouth, Ills., speaks very enthusiastically of 
his work. "He makes the pastor strong 
with his people, steers clear of abuse or 
unfavorable mention of other religious bod- 
ies, while he declares the truth with such 
power that many are made to say that sec- 
tarianism is sin." Not the least value of the 
meeting, says Brother Hughes, was the 
coming over of Geo. P. Keeling, of Camp- 
bell, Minn. He has stood high in the ranks 
of the Congregational church but was for 
eight years an independent evangelistic 
worker. He held the pastorate in Chicago 
for four years. He is a good speaker, is 
pure in life and ought to be of great value 
to our work. He may be addressed at 
Campbell, Minn. 

— Notwithstanding the Christmas spirit 
was in the air the brilliant reception, 
with the farewell tributes, given by the 
church at Paris, 111., to Finis Idleman and 
his wife, had the tinge of sadness that 
might be expected when a popular pastor is 
about to leave his field of work. The 
church was handsomely decorated and a 
fine musical program was rendered. Judge 
A. J. Hunter and a number of ministers 
made speeches expressive of their appreci- 
ation of the retiring minister, with words 
of counsel to the church. Different organ- 
izations through appointed speakers, pre- 
sented to Brother and Sister Idleman hand- 
some tokens of love — the Women's Socie- 
ties a dining-room table, the C. E. a set of 
sterling spoons, the Bible class a library 



We All Know 
December Sixteenth 



has passed, but that will not ex- 
cuse any church that neglected 
the offering for Ministerial Re- 
lief. If justice be done, no oth- 
er interest has right to con- 
sideration until you have dis- 
charged your obligation to 



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port. If you pass this by now 
you'll forget it and then some- 
body will suffer because of 
your neglect. The just and 
right thing to do is to take the 
offering at once and send the 
amount to 

Board of Ministerial Relief 

120 E. narket Street 
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. 



table and the Sunday-school a set of silver 
knives and forks and other silverware. 
Charles Reign Scoville was among those 
present — it was for this church he held one 
of his greatest meetings — but it was a mat- 
ter of great res-ret that Mrs. Idleman was 
not able to be at the reception. 



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College Endowments and the Centennial. 
(Continued from Page 3.) 

are dried up at the sight of its need of 
them. No adequate church college is pos- 
sible upon such a foundation. 

(3) The college may get its support 
from three sources ; the two already men- 
tioned and from an interest-bearing endow- 
ment, the last being its chief resource. 
Of course a grave question at this point is 
how shall the endowment be obtained. But 
that is beside the purpose of the present 
article, which is merely to direct attention 
to the necessity of endowment as a means 
of acquiring for our people the best kind 
of schools of higher learning. The failure 
of other financial methods at our disposal 
is conspicuous. It remains therefore to note 
the advantages, if any, of endowment as 
our chief dependence. 

First, then, adequate endowment would 
enable the church college to make its fees 
slight without correspondingly reducing its 
efficiency or enlarging its debt. In the next 
place such an endowment would furnish an 
income whose amount could be foreknown 
with sufficient accuracy to be safely made 
the basis of the management's proposed ex- 
penditures for any ensuing twelve months. 
Again, no class is more subject to nervous 
strain and mental fatigue than the teacher. 
None therefore is more in need of occa- 
sional rest and recuperation. The teacher, 
considering the priceless value of the human 
material upon which he works, requires im- 
peratively the best possible personal equip- 
ment. And the college and university 
training of his youth, however excellent it 
may have been, will not suffice for a life- 
time, if he is to work at his highest capac- 
ity. Occasionally opportunity must be 
given him for self-culture through travel, 
special studies, contact with leaders among 
teachers, and quiet meditation, if at all 
practicable, among the great and impressive 
objects of nature. But such rest, recuper- 
ation and self-culture are as a jjjJ_e_^ossible 
only to the teacher in tk^'^elT-endowed 
institution. 

Finally, sufficient endowment would give 
the church college the reputation of finan- 
cial, solidity. It would meet the world with 
no suggestion of the beggar in its look, but 



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Grace Pearl Bronaugh. 

She guarded the gate of the setting 

Of suns and she teemed secure, 
But she trusted in gold, forgetting 

That the treasure in heaven is sure. 
Death came like a thief that morning 

To that Queen by the Golden Gate. 
Let the cities of earth take warning, 

For the sins of the earth are great. 
Our spirits are sick with pity, 

But we learn this truth therefrom, 
That we have no continuing city 

Save the City that is to com*. 
She fell and the sound of her crashes 

Smote sore on the ears of men; 
She hath lain in the dust and ashes, 

But the city wiJl rise again. 
Alas for the glory that filled it, 

And alas for human vows ! '&■■■■$$ 
^They labor in vain who build it, 
Igf Except God build the house, g 
How vain is our boast of to-morrow, 

And the work our hands would begin; 
Enough if it bring no sorrow 

Because of some present sin. 
But the city hath wept for her sinning, 

And the angels were glad to behold, 
For her tears meant a better beginning 

Than was made when she built for 
gold. 
Let her build on the Rock of the Ages, 

And not upon earthly sands, 
And learn, from God's luminous pages, 

Of the City not made by hands. 
Stockton, California. 

rather with the benignant countenance of 
the bountiful Giver. Its friends would be 
swiftly multiplied and all its opportunities 
to impart the Christian culture of which it 
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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 3, 1907. 



A Leaf From Modern Church History 



In writing this brief historical sketch of the 
Christian Church of Carthage, 111., I do not make 
any pretension to absolute certainty, having no 
records before me, but I give my recollections in 
a desultory way, and yet, as I believe, with sub- 
stantial accuracy as to the facts. 

Prior to the year 1864 distinguished preachers 
of the Christian Church had visited Carthage, and 
had preached the Gospel to small audiences, and 
under adverse circumstances. Such meetings 
were held in the courthouse as the only avail- 
able building, the courthouse in those days an- 
swering multitudinous purposes and uses, from 
the trial of criminals and pyrotechnical dis- 
plays of forensic eloquence to sleight-of-hand 
performances, school exhibitions, and the re- 
ligious services of houseless congregations. At 
last, in the spring of 1864, arrangements were 
made by the few Disciples residing in this vi- 
:inity to have religious services at the court- 
house for a period of ten days or two weeks, 
and Bro. M. M. Goode and one of the Erretts 
were secured to hold the meeting. My recol- 
lection is that these brethren preached alter- 
lately. The audiences were small, and the 
opposition from the outside manifest. The 
preachers, however, were earnest, faithful and 
courteous, and, while they preached the Gos- 
pel with great force and clearness, they did 
so with the utmost kindness, and without sar- 
:asm or invective. I remember one occasion 
when certain ladies smiled their dissent or 
contempt at some reference of Brother Goode's 
to the subject of baptism, and were rebuked 
by him in such gentle and sweet-spirited man- 
ner, that the smiles quickly faded away, being 
succeeded by a graveyard solemnity. 

TVe congregation was organized during one 
of the afternoons of this meeting. As I re- 
member it, eight persons present became 
"charter members," the names of a few others 
who were unable to be present being added 
soon afterwards with the same effect as if 
they had been present at the beginning. This 
was truly an insignificant and inglorious be- 
ginning, at least in the eyes of men, but great 
and glorious, doubtless, in the eyes of the Al- 
mighty, who judges not by outward appearance 
but by latent potentiality. Some of these "char- 
ter members" are still living, and I name them, for 
they are worthy: Brother and Sister J. C. Wil- 
liams, Sister Elizabeth Hughes, and my aunt, Mar- 
garet Hill. I think Sister Rebecca Spangler, now 
residing elsewhere, was also a "charter" mem- 
ber." 

It meant something to be loyal to the faith in 



The Annals of a Local Congregation. 

By Judge C. J. Scofield 




Tyler, then a young man just out of school, vis- 
ited the congregation and preached for us most 
acceptably for a week or more, and H. D. Clark, 
then entering upon his career as a minister, 
that day, for there existed then among the peo- preached for us also, taking his first confession, 
pie, both members of other churches and members as I understood it at the time, and baptizing the 
of none, a strong feeling against the teachings of convert, an aunt of mine, in Crooked Creek, about 



the Disciples. The effect of this feeling, however, 
was really beneficial, for it bound the members 




George W. Jones. 

of the congregation together as by an indissoluble 
tie, and made of them one common sympathetic 
family. 

From the time of the organization of the con- 
gregation until the early part of the year 1865, 
there was no pastor in charge of the work, but 
the congregation was blessed with occasional 
preaching of the finest quality. As we look back 
over the past we have reason to feel proud be- 
cause of the embryonic ability which descended 
upon us during that brief period of time. B. B. 




six miles northeast of town. We were indebted 
also to Brethren Coffee and Featherston, who 
were living in this vicinity, for some excel- 
lent sermons. It was said of Brother Coffee 
that he had memorized the book of Psalms, 
and I remember listening with wonder and ad- 
miration while he recited Psalm after Psalm 
without an open Bible, and as readily as I 
could repeat the alphabet. 

The civil war, while a hardship in many 
particulars, brought to this part of Illinois 
much of blessing in the way of exiled preachers 
if a high order of ability. These godly men 
came from the state of Missouri, remaining in 
Illinois for some years, and then returning to 
Missouri after the disturbances of the war 
had ceased. I do not know just when E. J. 
Eampton came to this state, but I know he be- 
came the pastor of this congregation in the 
early part of the year 1865, preaching for this 
congregation one-half of the time until the fall 
of 1868. In that day churches were accus- 
tomed to live on half rations. I say live, ex- 
ist, not thrive. If Brother Lampton had been 
employed for the whole of his time »y this 
congregation I have no doubt the effects of 
his consecrated labors would have been greatly 
multiplied. He preached one-half of the time 
for other congregations many miles distant, 
to be reached on horseback or by vehicle, and 
he went to his appointments regardless of 
weather or circumstances. His abundant la- 
bors in this county greatly endeared him to all 
with whom he came in contact. 

The necessity for a house of worship was 
keenly felt by the members of this little con- 
gregation, and Brother Lampton had not been 
here long until the erection of a building of 
moderate dimensions was planned, and, after much 
sacrifice and anxiety, accomplished. Its dimen- 
sions were 32x48, and it boasted no baptistry or 
dressing-rooms. But in that day faith stood in 
the place of conveniences and it was regarded as 
no hardship to ride several miles in a lumber 
wagon to the creek for baptism, even though the 
temperature was below the freezing point and one 
had to ride back in stiffening clothes. To my un- 
tutored eyes the scene in that little church on 
the Saturday evening preceding dedication day, 




J. M. Elam. 



Judge C. J. Scofield. 



Mrs. J. M. Elam. 



January 3. 1907. 



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when the first sermon was delivered within its 
walls, was one of gorgeous magnificence. 

This first church was dedicated on September 
2, 1866, President B. H. Smith, of Christian Uni- 
versity, a great man, physically, intellectually and 
morally having charge of the services. After the 
dedication the church continued to prosper 
throughout Brother Lampton's pastorate, not as- 
suming any considerable proportion, but making 
constant an •' substantial gain. 

Our next pastor was Bro. William Griffin, who 
ns still with us, and one of the teachers in the 
Sunday-school, and who had been one of the pro- 
fessors in Abingdon College before coming to 
Carthage to take charge of the congregation. 
Brother Griffin was an able man, whose exposi- 
tion of scriptural teaching was clear and con- 
vincing. He was elected county superintendent of 
schools, after which he had no time for pastoral 
work, but continued to preach for the congre- 
gation as before for half the time, contributing 
ihis services freely and without compensation. 

In the early part of the '70's J. H. Garrison, 
tthen living at Ouincy, in this state, and publish- 
ing there a paper, which was afterwards trans- 
ferred to St. Louis and became in time The 
Christian-Evangelist, was chosen pastor of this 
congregation, visiting Carthage and preaching for 
■us once every month. Brother Garrison's com- 
ing was looked forward to with longing, and his 
sermons were listened to with rapt attention. He 
seeemed to get hold of the affections of the mem- 
bers of the church and to win the respect of the 
community. Members of other churches came to 
Jiear him, as did also pronounced skeptics. 

It was during the early part of the '70's also 
ihat H. R. Trickett ministered to the congrega- 
tion. He was a man of great learning, fluent of 
speech and eloquent under favorable circum- 
stances. Some of the best sermons ever deliv- 
ered in this city were delivered by him, one of the 
ablest being the touching and appropriate address 
on the afternoon of the dedication of the second 
church. 

These brethren were followed by George 
Brewster and Eli Fisher. Brother Brewster held 
a meeting here in March, 1877, with a .larger 
number of accessions than had ever come into the 
church before at a single meeting. It was at 
about this time that the planting and sowing 
of former years began to manifest itself in a 
permanent growth and enlargement of the con- 
gregation. 

I think I preached my first sermon for the 
congregation in the fall of 1877, after which I 
preached occasionally for a time, finally settling 
down to a morning sermon every other Sunday. 
When Eli Fisher took charge of the church,, it 
was arranged that he should preach half of the 
time, and that I should preach the other half. 
"This was because of the inability of the congre- 
gation to employ Brother Fisher for more than 
2ialf the time, while such provender as I could 
furnish was to be had for the asking. Brother 
Fisher did excellent work, both as preacher and 
pastor, and was materially assisted by his wife, 
an earnest and consecrated Christian woman. 
After Brother Fisher went away to another field 
1 took up the work regularly, preaching two dis- 
courses every Sunday, and continuing these labors 
until my illness in March, 1895, a period of more 
than 15 years. During all this time I was prac- 
ticing law or serving as one of the judges of 
this circuit, for which reason I was unable to 
give much time to pastoral work. This was un- 
derstood by the congregation, and unnecessary 
pastoral work was not exacted. 

About the time of the commencement of my 
pastorate good workers from other congregations 
began moving to Carthage for educational and 
other advantages, and in this way the church was 
refreshed and strengthened by valuable acces- 
sions. In January of every year for a number 
of years I held a three weeks' meeting after the 
week of prayer, receiving into the church from 
20 to 25 persons at each meeting. In all these 
ways the membership was increased and the 
congregation strengthened, until after a while a 
new building was planned to meet the increasing 
wants of the congregation. This commodious and 
comfortable building, to which the old building 
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2, 1S88. exactly 22 years after the dedication of 
the first building. J. G. Waggoner came to us 
on that occasion, alive with enthusiasm, and gave 
us the benefit of his superior ability, both in 
preaching the Word and in raising money for the 
church purposes. 

For about seven years after moving into our 
new church home, I continued my labors- for the 
congregation, except that I held only one or two 
protracted meetings, other brethren being called 
in for that purpose from time to time, notably 
such able and distinguished preachers as J. Car- 
roll Stark, George H. Hall, A. C. McKeever, 
and H. A. Northcutt. During these years I thor- 
oughly enjoyed the pulpit work, and I took espe- 
cial satisfaction in the attendance of young men 
and young women from Carthage College at the 
Sunday evening services. Carthage College is an 
English Lutheran institution, of excellent reputa- 
tion, and a potent factor since 1870 in the edu- 
cation of our citizens. Among the students who 
came into the Christian Church while attending 
the college may be mentioned George A. Miller, 
who has developed into one of our ablest preach- 
ers. 

In consequence of my illness above mentioned, 
William P. Shamhart was called to the pastorate 
of this congregation in the spring of 1895, and 
remained with us until December, 1896. Brother 
Shamhart was active and energetic, and faithful 
to his trust. He was followed by J. C. Coggins, 
who remained with us for a year. Brother Cog- 
gins was a student and an able preacher of the 
word. When Brother Coggins went away, the 
work fell to me again, and I preached for the 
congregation until the illness of my wife five 
years ago necessitated my resignation. Brother 
Sherman Hill succeeded me and remained with us 
for nearly three years. He was essentially a stu- 
dent, a man of culture and refinement, and gifted 
with the ability to express his thoughts correctly 
and fluently in choice English. Our present pas- 
tor, J. M. Elam, came to us from Rennselaer, 
Ind., in September, 1905. Brother Elam is still 
with us. Although a young man, he has had 
considerable experience in evangelistic as well 
as pastoral work, and also in campaigning against 
the liquor power, and in securing funds in the 
field for our missionary and charitable enter- 
prises. Through his efforts this congregation be- 
came a living-link in the home and state work 
for the year 1905. Brother Elam presents a 
splendid appearance in the pulpit, is kind of 
heart and loyal to the Savior. He preaches the 
old Jerusalem gospel fearlessly, and yet without 
bitterness, speaking ever in all sincerity and 



preaching the truth with an evident feeling that 
he ought not to preach anything else. 

During Brother Shamhart's pastorate, W. J. 
Wright held a successful meeting for us with 
more than 100 accessions to the church. While 
Brother Hill was here a union meeting was hild 
in a tabernacle 'in the courthouse yard with the 
Rev. William Sunday as evangelist. About 500 
persons were converted, a fair proportion of whom 
came into the Christian Church under Brother 
Hill's preaching which followed the close of the 
Sunday meeting. Last winter Brother Elam, as- 
sisted by Brother Huston, singing evangelist, of 
Indianapolis, held a successful meeting, with a 
large number of accessions. 

Time would fail me if I were t© undertake to 
recount the deeds of faith and heroism on the 
part of members of this congregation during the 
forty-two years of its history. I might teil of 
the hundreds of Sunday mornings when there was 
no preacher to preach, but when the brethren and 
sisters nevertheless betook themselves to the 
church to partake of the Lord's supper, under the. 
direction of a faithful eldership. I might tell of 
a little old-fashioned enthusiasm, when the good 
old brethren during the closing song of the cl urch 
service became inspired to grasp each other by 
the hand, and so to convert the service of song 
into a service of hearty hand-shaking as well. I 
might recount a thousand and one incidents, }.ll 
interesting to me, but not so perhaps to persons 
not in actual contact with the occasion, illustra- 
tive of the uplifting power of faith in Christ and 
the beneficent effect of earnest endeavor in his 
cause. But if I were to undertake so pleasing a 
task, whole issues of The Christian-Evangelist 
would be required to the neglect of other and 
weightier matters. Neither do I dare attempt the 
necrology of the church, lest, from momentary 
lapse of memory, I might omit some precious 
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Nebraska Simultaneous Campaign. 

The Churches of Christ in Nebraska are to 
engage in a great simultaneous campaign during 
September, October and November, 1907. A 
committee has been appointed by the state board 
of the N. C. M. S. The churches are falling into 
line enthusiastically, and a large number of our 
leading evangelists have signified their readiness 
to assist. The list of both churches and evangel- 
ists is growing daily, and a great campaign seems 
to be imminent. No church for its own sake can 
afford to miss the influence of this great move- 
ment. Preachers and church officers are earnestly 
urged to see to it that their respective churches 
are enrolled at the earliest possible date. Let us 
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Forest Avenue (Kansas City) Meeting. 

The Forest Avenue Church has just closed the 
greatest meeting in its history, among the results 
being 184 additions. Bro. H. E. Wilhite's ser- 
mons were not of the stereotype variety. Sister 
Wilhite's Bible drill work was a feature. She has 
the teacher's instinct and her pleasant manner 
soon made her a favorite with the children. Pro- 
fessor Tuckerman's work with the chorus was 
satisfactory to the congregation. The results of 
the meeting were amazing to the Kansas City 
brethren. Brother Muckley said, "it was the 
greatest meeting Kansas City ever had." At the 
start the church was without a pastor (I did 
not come until the meeting was two weeks old), 
and in the second place the church had lost a 
number of its influential members. They, believing 
the "downtown" effort a hopeless one had united 
with the "uptown" churches, but fortunately For- 
est Avenue had a good Bible schol, lead by 
Langston Bacon, and an Fndeavor Society full 
of zeal and enthusiasm. These, supported by the 
official board, stood by the meeting. Our church 
is united and harmonious and we are looking for- 
ward to greater work. J. T. Thompson. 



Garrison on Christian Union. 

I have just read with great pleasure and profit 
J. H. Garrison's new book on "Christian Union." 
It seems to me that he has said the last word on 
this absorbing present-day problem. I find my- 
self in most hearty accord with nearly, if not 
quite, every sentence in this timely, and as I be- 
lieve and hope, epoch-making book. 

It is written in good English, in fine style. 
Always a graceful writer, in this book the au- 
thor excels himself. The spirit of the book could 
not be surpassed, and one feels in reading it that 
the writer is filled with the spirit of Christ, the 
spirit of union and love of the brethren. The 
historical statement is so clear that argument 
seems wholly unnecessary. The statement in ref- 
erence to organized union should be carefully 
studied. It removes the most serious difficulty in 
the way of Christian union. The position of the 
fathers in their relation to the subject is a revela- 
tion. The place given to the great reformers does 
honor to the head and the heart of the writer, and 
will prove satisfactory to their most ardent admir- 
ers and the claim that they are ours as well as 
theirs is eminently just. The chapter on federa- 
tion ought to put to silence all cavillers. It makes 
opposition most foolish, if not criminal, and on 
the part of the Disciples absurdly inconsistent. 

In closing the little volume I felt as if I would 
like to place it in the hands of every sincere 
preacher in the land. It ought to have, indeed it 
certainly will have, a wide circulation. 

T. P. HAI.EY. 



Oklahoma Bible Schools. 

I began my work as state superintendent of our 
Bible schools in this territory June 1. I have 
visited fifty churches and Sunday-schools. In- 
cluded in the list are most of our larger churches. 
I have held rally-institutes for six of our strong- 
est schools, covering a period of three to six days. 
As a rule these have resulted in great good both 
to the church and school. In no case has there 
been a failure where we have had the hearty co- 
operation of the pastor. The shortage of preachers 
in Oklahoma, is the serious condition confronting 
us. Establishing "our cause" in the cities and 
towns and building meeting houses has been the 
policy of our State Missionary Society, and is the 
policy this year. 

The kind of work we are doing as State Bible 
school superintendents is greatly needed, but not 
enough of our churches and schools are ready to 
give the work adequate support. If some generous 
Disciple would make the state superintendent of 
Bible schools of Oklahoma his "living-link", he 
would get quicker and larger returns from his 
investment, than in any other field. 

Brother Smithers never penned truer words 
than in his recent Los Angeles letter. Our .preach- 
ers ought to see visions and dream dreams of the 
impossibility of a rapid growth of the church, 
except through the Sunday-school. Such -visions 
and dreams would cause them to make large plans 
for the growth of their schools and provisions for 
more efficient teaching. A teacher-training class 
is the imminent need of every Sunday-school. 

Some of our. best churches in Oklahoma, have 



normal classes, but altogether too few of them 
have. Our appeal to our pre_a.9li.ers and super- 
intendents is to stand by aur State Sunday-school 
Association work. We urge them to see that the 
quarterly apportionment of their schools tor state 
work is promptly sent in. Also that they invite 
us to hold for them a rally-institute or to visit 
them, in the interest of both the church and 
school. We shall be glad to respond and make 
the earliest date possible. H. S. Giluam, 

Oklahoma City, Okla. State Supt. 



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The Foreign Society is engaged in the largest 
campaign of missionary rallies ever undertaken. 
The greater part of November and December has 
been occupied in the Southern and Central States. 
During January and February President A. Mc- 
Lean, and David Rioch, of India, will conduct a 
campaign from the Central States east. Secretary 
Stephen J. Corey and Dr. E. I. Osgood, of 
China, will go from the Central States west. The 
following are the rally centers for January: 

EASTERN RALLIES.— CONDUCTED BY A. 

M'LEAN AND DAVID RIOCH. 
Jan. 7— Bluefield, W. Va., J. T. Adams. 
Jan. 8- — Roanoke, Va., R. E. Elmore. 
Jan. 9 — Winston-Salem, N. C, J. A. Hopkins. 
Jan. jo- — Danville, Va., S. A. Morton. 
Jan. 11 — Lynchburg, Va., F. F. Bullard. 
Jan. 14 — Richmond, Va., J. J. Haley. 
Jan. 15— Norfolk, Va., J. T. T. Hundley. 
Jan. 16 — Washington, D. C, F. D. Power. 
Jan. 17 — Hagerstown, Md., G. B. Townsend. 
Jan. 18 — Baltimore, Md., Peter Ainslie. 
Jan. 21— New York City, S. T. Willis. 
Jan. 22 — Philadelphia, Pa., G. P. Rutledge. 
Jan. 23 — Troy, N. Y., C. J. Armstrong. 
Tan. 24 — Svracuse, N. Y., Jos. A. Serena. 
Jan. 25— Wellsville, N. Y., L. C. McPherson. 
Jan. 28— Buffalo, N. Y., R. H. Miller. 
Jan. 29 — Youngstown, O., W. S. Goode. 
Jan. 30 — Newcastle, Pa., W. L. Fisher. 
Jan. 31— Johnstown, Pa., E. A. Hibler. 

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Deathera-ge, J. A. — Vin, Ark., to Erie, Kan. 

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Harris. E. B.— Palo Alto, Cal., to North Waco, 
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Limerick, J. J. — Corning, Cal., to Sheridan, Ore. 

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Mayfield, William H. — Dighton to Healy, Kan. 

Mills, R. W. — Bartley, Neb., to Highmore, S. D. 

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son avenue, Clinton, 111. 

Reynolds, S. R.— Des Moines to Clearfield, la. 

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NEWS FROM MANY FIELDS 



Southern California and Arizona. 

Phoenix, the capitol of the territory, is a beau- 
tiful place. Arizona is the world's greatest and 
best sanitarium. The Salt River Valley is far 
famed as an alfalfa region. The soil and climatic 
conditions are favorable to the development of 
anything in which the germ of life exists. The 
great dam Tonto. which the government is now 
building, will afford an abundance of water for 
irrigation, all of which insures a wonderful future 
for this mountain walled land. At Phoenix we 
have a splendid church. Under tne energetic 
ministry of J. Cronenberger it has freed itself 
from a cumbersome and long-standing debt and 
pushed itself into the very forefront of religious 
and moral activity in the city. It is a matter of 
deep regret that Brother Cronenberger is com- 
pelled to leave his work so well begun. The long, 
hot, dry summers are too severe on some en- 
feebled constitutions, and Brother Cronenberger 
has been compelled to seek the lower altitude and 
milder temperature of the coast climate for his 
wife's health. He takes the work at Santa Bar- 
bara January I. A man and wife, strong phys- 
ically, mentally and spiritually, are needed to do 
the work at Phoenix. There is no field that draws 
more heavily on the vitality. It is a mistake to 
locate a preacher there to recuperate. The church 
can and probably will pay a good strong man 
not less than $1,500 a year, and send him to the 
mountains or the coast for three summer months 
with salary paid in advance. Or, what is better, 
put him into the hands of our Evangelizing Board 
for that time and they can use him in preaching 
the Gospel in Arizona's mountain towns and min- 
ing camps, salary guaranteed, of course. (The 
attention of the Phoenix Church is respectfully 
called to the above paragraph.) The Phoenix 
Church heard our message with interest and 
seemed happy to be made to feel their fellowship 
with a great company of Disciples in the mighty 
task of "'The Redemption of the great South- 
west." They subscribed liberally toward a fund 
to enter Tucson and hold a meeting as well as to 

sustain the work at Tempe. That proverbial 

cause of the tourist's smile, "unusual weather," 
came upon us at Tempe in the form of a down- 
pour of rain, which completely circumvented an 
evening meeting with the church. The secretary 
was here for business, however, and persistently 
stood in with "the stand patters" until the "clouds 
rolled by." Then with horse and buggy we sought 
the church in its »homes. Tempe is a mission of 
our society, which appropriates $25 a month 
toward the support of its pastor. W. H. Salyer, 
of Ohio, has just accepted the work, and it was 
our business to help him get things in order. It 
is here that our beloved brother. R. A. Hopper, 
is held in everlasting remembrance. Years ago he 
scattered the seed of the Kingdom here, by word 
and life, and others are now entering into his 
labors. The lot which he purchased and the foun- 
dation stones are awaiting a building. There are 
only a few brethren, but they have held together 
without a preacher for a term of years. W. S. 
Austin drives ten miles that he may worship with 
his brethren. The liveliest and most business-like 
session of a Ladies' Aid Society I ever attended 
was here, presided over by Mrs. Amanda Rich- 
ards. We called the members together for a bus- 
iness meeting at the home of Mrs. G. N. Gage 
at which officers were elected, business affairs 
systematized, and sufficient money and labor do- 
nated to build a comfortable tabernacle that will 
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Debt Removed at Ottawa. 

After a struggle of over sixteen years this 
heroic church has at last lifted the debt. On 
December 2, in the presence of a large audience, 
John Jefferies, a veritable patriarch in our Israel, 
burned the papers that had held the church in 
bondage. Brother Jefferies will soon be 88 years 
old. He has been a member of this church for 
28 years, has preached for it when it could not 
employ a minister; has given largely of his means. 
In addition to the $438.60 indebtedness on the 
building we had some $150 floating indebtedness. 
We paid all our floating indebtedness in addition to 
the mortgage held by the Extension Board, $200 
of which would not be due till next June; in- 
stalled new circular oak pews and other furniture 
amounting to nearly $550; redecorated the walls, 
put a new carpet on the floor, bought 100 new 
song books and made other improvements on the 
interior of the building, amounting to over $150, 
all of which is provided for. An individual com- 
munion set, costing some $40, is the gift of Brother 
and Sister W. S. Fallis, who have recently come 
into our midst. This has been accomplished since 
February 1 of last year, on which date I accepted 
a second call from the church. We respond to 
every call for missions. Thirty have been added 
to the membership and new life infused into every 
department. The church has extended me a call 
for another year. I am in my sixth year's resi- 
dence in Ottawa. Geo. W. Muckley helped us 
in June and on December 2 L. L. Carpenter pre- 
sided at the rededication, when we raised in cash 
and pledges $1,000. J. SetliFf, 

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Kansas City Notes. 

H. M. Barnett, who gave up the work at Forest 
avenue is in the evangelistic field. The Sun- 
day-school of the First Church observed Boys' 

and Girls' Rally Day. The offering was $92. 

Miss Pearl Denham succeeds Miss Eva Lem- 
ert as assistant to George H. Combs at Inde- 
pendence Boulevard church. She comes from 
Des Moines, la., where she had been assisting 
Brother Breeden. The meeting of the minis- 
ters of Kansas City and vicinity for November 
was addressed by Frank Waller Allen, pastor at 
Odessa, whose subject was "The Religion of 
Robert Eouis Stevenson." All were pleased with 

his treatment of the subject. The West Side 

church, W. O. Thomas, pastor, has had a 
good year. The debt on the church has been 
wiped out and a brick parsonage erected. A 

$700 debt on the latter is gradually being paid. 

Regret was expressed by every minister in at- 
tendance at the last meeting at the enforced de- 
parture, by reason of his health, of J. J. Morgan 
for a Southern pastorate, as already announced 
in the Christian-Evangelist -John A. Dear- 
born, whose death has been announced in the 
Christian-Evangelist, was minister of the Chris- 
tian church for sixty years. D. O. Smart, 

whose useful life came to a glorious close while 
he was attending the protracted meeting at the 
Independence Boulevard Church had a class of 
young ladies in the Sunday-school, every one of 
whom not already in the church, made the con- 
fession on the Sunday after his death. The lo- 
cal union of Kansas City Christian Endeavor So- 
cieties met every second Monday in each month 
of the past year and starts in the New Year with 
enthusiasm. The meetings are held at the First 
Christian Church. A full house is the rule rather 
than the exception. Thirty-eight societies are on 

the roll. The Sunday-schools of the Linwood 

Boulevard and the Hyde Park Churches are hav- 



ing a contest. The points covered are to-wit: 
(1) Attendance; (2) on time; (3) offering; (4) 
new pupils in school; (5) new members in home 
department. Thus far Hyde Park school is in the 
lead. Both schools have been greatly benefitted 

by the friendly rivalry. The South Prospect 

meeting, J. H. O. Smith, evangelist, resulted in 
71 added. The Independence Boulevard meet- 
ing, James Small, evangelist, resulted in 240 
added. Within four weeks after the meeting closed 
42 more were added. James Small went im- 
mediately from the meeting at Independence Boul- 
evard Church to the Linwood Boulevard Church, 
T. P. Haley, pastor, and in three weeks 201 

were added. Forest Avenue Christian Church 

closed a four weeks' protracted meeting Sunday, 
December 16, with 172 added. At a reception 
to the newly installed pastor, J. L. Thomson, and 
to the new members, which was also made the 
occasion of a farewell to the evangelist H. L. 
Wilhite, and the singer, C. E. Tuckerman, ten 
more were added, making a total of 182. 

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Cincinnati Letter. 

Geo. W. Mills, of Hustonville, Ky., has been 
called to the pastorate of the Madisonville church 
and is already at work there. He is pleased with 
the outlook. We are glad to welcome Brother 
Mil's to Cincinnati. Marshall G. Long, of Wa- 
bash, Ind., has accepted a call to Harrison and 
began his work December 2^. Many good words 
come to us about Brother Long, and we are 
glad to extend to him the hand of welcome also. 

C. M. Fillmore, of Carthage, is somewhat 

improved in health and is able to attend to a 
part of his work. During his illness his congre- 
gation has stood by the work nobly. J. I. 

Irwin, of Bellevue, Ky., reports that his work 
there is growing, and that the brethren are look- 
ing forward to a new building. Cincinnati has 

a new church, known as the Grace Street church, 
in Mt. Lookout. J. A. Lord and some other 
brethren stand back of the work financially and 
otherwise, and Brother Lord will probably preach 

for the new congregation. The following 

brethren constitute the executive committee for 
the Scoville campaign in 1907 : R. O. Newcomb, 
W. J. Wright, J. L. Hill, Russell Errett, R. W. 
Abberley, Cincinnati; W. L. Glazier, Newport, Ky. ; 
J. W. Hagin, Covington, Ky. J. J. Cole, for- 
merly of Butler, Ky.. has recently left the hos- 
pital here where he had to undergo an operation. 
He is now at Jackson, Ky., and word comes to us 
that his health is still such that he will be unable 
to do active work for several months. Mrs. Cole 
was also in the hospital a short time before her 
husband went. These are worthy servants of the 
Lord and we think it only fitting and brotherly 
to ask that they at least be remembered in the 

prayers of the brotherhood. It has been about 

one year since our first letter went to The 
Christian-Evangelist, and nor; in this let us 
wish all the brethren in Christ a happy and hope- 
ful New Year. 

W. G. Loucks, Sta, R. 



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New Zealand Letter. 

YV. J. Hastie. of Dunedin, has been to Mel- 
bourne and Sidney, Australia, to meet his wife 
and children who were coming from Albia, Iowa, 
his late field of labor. They stopped here en 
route for Dunedin, where Brother Hastie has a 
five-years' engagement with the Tabernacle 
Church, giving me an opportunity to have a good 
■visit with friends from old Iowa, where seventeen 
years of my life were given to the Master's cause. 
Brother Hastie has been in Dunedin nearly one 
year already, and is doing much in many ways 

to put our cause there on a better footing. 

For quite a number of weeks Hamilton and Gar- 
mong, our American evangelists, who arrived here 
some months ago, have been holding meetings in 
Dunedin. Their labors have been very successful. 
Over 150, I am informed, have been added to 
the church, of which Brother Hastie is pastor, 
as well as quite a number of our other churches 
in that city. Hamilton and Garmong are now 
commencing a tent meeting in the city of Christ- 
church, one of New Zealand's largest cities, where 
Ralph Gebbie, another recent importation from 
America, is the preacher. Brother Gebbie, with 
his wife and daughter, reached here a short time 
ago from Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada, 
where he had his last pastorate. He is a native 
of this colony^, but was educated at Lexington, 

Ky. Our people in Australia and New Zealand 

are bound to have a college of their own, where 
their young men can be educated without the 
expense of sending them to American institutions, 
and the danger of their being lost to their home 
country where ministers are so greatly needed. 
They are now pressing the matter with a rigor 
that means business. The college is to be located 
in Melbourne, one of the finest cities in Aus- 
tralia, and where our brotherhood is the strongest. 

Wellington. Hugh T. Morrison. 

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Minnesota. 

From all reports and indications the year closed 
has been one of substantial growth and prosperity 
among the Disciples of Christ, and the year 1906 
will beyond doubt go down as one of the best 
years for the Disciples in Minnesota. Our 
churches are not numerous nor large in numbers, 
but they are generous givers and loyal to the 
cause and are persistent in their efforts. In Du- 
luth we are forging ahead. We have cut down our 
church debt, have made substantial growth in 
all departments of work. The church is harmoni- 
ous and the older members say it has not been 
in better condition for years. C. R. Neel, our 
state evangelist, held a meeting for us in Novem- 
ber. It was very helpful to the church and 
there were six baptisms and one restored. Brother 
Neel is a strong preacher, simple and direct, true 
to the gospel and consecrated to the work. He is 

doing a PC'd service throughout the state. 

Rochester Irwin held a meeting at his home 
church at Rochester with the assistance of Brothers 
Osgood and Baumer, neighbor pastors. He re- 
ports several baptisms and a good revival. He, 
in turn with Brother Osgood, assisted at Simp- 
son, and five were baptized. In this way a closer 
fellowship is kept up among the churches. C. 

B. Osgood is doing a faithful work at Winona, a 

C. W. B. M. mission point. Lockville M. Smith 

has come to Browerville and is reviving the 
church and organizing for advance movement. He 

spends one Sunday at the Batavia church. 

Wm. H. Knotts is the faithful pastor at How- 
ard Lake, where the building has been improved. 
The church has just given the pastor an old-time 
donation party. The Ministerial Institute meets 
with this church February 19-22. — ■ — P, J. Rice 
at Portland Avenue Church, Minneapolis, is get- 
ting the work in hand, and T. J. Dow, recently 
of Des Moines, is at the Grand Avenue Church. 

A. D. Harmon is in his tenth year at First 

Church, St. Paul. The membership has been 
built up and an elegant church building has been 
erected. Our corresponding secretary, J. H. Bick- 
nell, is with the Central, St. Paul. Among his 
many other duties he edits "The Minnesota Chris- 
tian," a newsy little paper. At Redwood Falls, 

Brother Nicholson is building a new church. He 
has some fine helpers there and they are doing 
a loyal, self-sacrificing: work. Brother Bicknell 



dedicated the church at Austin December 2nd.' 
Chas. Forster, of Sayre, Pa,, has been called and 
they are arranging for a meeting with Brother 

Neel assisting. Frank Forster takes the work 

at Garden City. B. V. Black, our C. E. Supt., 

is happy in his work at Mankato, where he is 

being greatly blessed. Minnesota is a great and 

needy mission field. Baxter Waters. 

Did nth, Minn. 

North Carolina. 

Our State Missionary Board is sending out the 
rallying cry "Five Thousand Dollars for State 
Missions this Year." W. G. Walker, correspond- 
ing Secretary, will spend some time canvassing 
for students and money for Atlantic Christian 
College, situated at Wilson, N. C. There ought 
to be an effort set 'on foot to secure $50,000 

endowment for this institution by 1909. R. N. 

Floyd, of Ruralhall, recently held a meeting at 
Jefferson Church. — — Our Bible School's Children's 
Day offering for Home Missions was $25.06. 
C. W. B. M. Day was also observed with an of- 
fering of over $16. While the committee to 

arrange a schedule for the various missionary 
offerings is at work our board . of officers here 
has agreed on one for 1907. The first Lord's 
day in each month is to be set apart for a mis- 
sionary or benevolent offering as follows: Janu- 
ary, education; February, local poor; March, for- 
eign missions; April, benevolent association; May, 
home missions; June, Children's Day; July, min- 
isterial relief; August, district missions; Septem- 
ber, church extension; October, state missions; 
November, Children's Day for home missions; De- 
cember, C. W. B. M. We will try this plan, 
believing that if every first Lord's day is a mis- 
sionary day, it will become a habit, and will be 
expected. It is systematic. If we find the com- 
mittee gets a better arrangement we may find it 

best to change. One young man was baptized 

recently. 

Winston-Salem, N. C. J. A. Hopkins. 



Toronto Notes. 

Those interested in pur cause in Toronto will 
be glad to read of the growth of the churches here. 
R. W. Stevenson, our Toronto evangelist, has en- 
gaged in a successful meeting at the Junction (A. 
N. Sympson, pastor). — —The Wychwood Church 
has nearly doubled its membership during the 
last year, and half of its indebtedness was paid. 
Next year they propose to wipe out the rest. 
Brother Dietz, the pastor, is doing an excellent 
work. They have not observed the fifth anniver- 
sary of the dedication of the new house. I 
preached in the morning, A. N. Sympson at 3 
p. m., and the pastor in the evening. Encourag- 
ing business meeting was held on Monday. 

Steps have been taken toward the organization of 
a central evangelistic board looking toward the 
opening up of new missions. There are. some 
promising centers within the city where we could 
now go in and in a short time plant new 

churches. Since my vacation there have been 

forty additions to the Cecil Street Church — seven 
by statement, 13 by baptism and 20 by letter. 
Plans are being considered for the enlargement 
of the church. The cause in Toronto is prom- 
ising. We shall certainly plan to be abreast with 
the forces in the Centennial campaign. — J. M. Van 
Horn, Toronto, Ont. 



West Kentucky. 

The new church building at Mayfield is pro- 
gressing slowly on account of bad weather, but 
it will be the finest church edifice in West Ken- 
tucky. Many congregations are now without 

regular preaching. - There is room in this section 
for quite a number of preachers who are willing 

to serve for a small compensation, Roger L. 

Clark closed his four years' pastorate at May- 
field, December 30th, and at once takes up the 



work with the First Church, Savannah, Ga. His 
work at Mayfield has been blessed with rich re- 
sults. — G. H. C. Stoney, of Murray, has re- 
signed and will serve the church at Cadiz, be- 
ginning with the new year. During his successful 
pastorate at Murray, his congregation erected one 
of the best houses of worship in this part of 
the state. West Kentucky College at May- 
field closed an unusually fine fall session. The 
attendance has been excellent and the character 
of the work done very high. The senior class is 

the largest in the history of the college. At the 

meeting of the Sunday-school Association of the 
23rd district held at Fulton, the district was »r- 
ganized for more aggressive work under the lead- 
ership of R. O. Hester, of Mayfield, as president. 

None of the Paducah churches have as yet 

secured permanent pastors. J. C. Shelton, of 
Mayfield, is giving one-half his time for the pres- 
ent to 10th Street Church. W. J. Hudspeth, our 
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Scoville in Indianapolis. 

Charles Reign Scoville's meeting with the Third 
Christian Church of Indianapolis, was the largest 
"large city" meeting ever held by our brother- 
hood. Within seven weeks' time 7 7° persons 
either confessed their faith in the Master, or else 
renewed their covenant with him. 

I wish to outline some of the causes contribut- 
ing to this remarkable result. Let it be under- 
stood that this report has to do only with the 
human elements entering into the problem. 

i. Room for the people. Many meetings are 
killed because held in too small a place. Sinners 
are the raw material out of which great meetings 
are made, and their presence must be diligently 
sought, and their comfort provided for. 

The meetings were held in the Indiana National 
Guard Armory, newly built, 100x120 feet. This 
gave ample room for a large platform, robing 
rooms and baptistry, and then ample seating space 
for nearly 2,000 people, besides standing room for 
special occasions for many hundreds more. The 
whole time the building was comfortably filled, on 
Sunday evenings uncomfortably crowded. The 
people will come, brother, if you will nuke a 
plan for them, and then give them something 
after they have come. 

2. Careful preliminary preparation. For months 
in every possible way the coming meeting had been 
talked of and advertised. Throughout the church 
and community committees were appointed. Spe- 
cial work was undertaken, prayer services were 
held and everything done to impress the church 



along convenient and contributing car lines. Im- 
mense blackboards with great bulletins changed 
daily kept the public informed of all matters of 
special interest in the meeting. An immense 
streamer at one of the principal downtown cross- 
ings kept our meeting before thousands. Many 
small hand bills, cards, tickets, etc., were freely 
used. I think it is safe to say that the church 
spent fully $200, if not more, upon the matter of 
advertising. 

4. The evangelist spoke in all offered places, 
at stores in the closing hour, at factories, work- 
shops and the postoffice at the noon hour, the Door 
of Hope, the workhouse and the Y. W. C. A. 
and Y. M. C. A. boys' meeting. Brother Scoville 
also spoke once at the big meeting for men at the 
English Opera House, under the Y. M. C. A., 
addressing the largest meeting thus far this year. 
At all of these places the evangelist delivered ap- 
propriate, telling addresses. 

5. I must not omit to mention the kindness of 
the "Daily News," and of the "Morning Star." 
Both of these great dailies gave large space to 
the meetings and to the sermons, so that our 
whole city and multiplied thousands all over the 
state were kept well informed as to the progress 
of the meetings. 

6. Next to the evangelist were his corps of 
helpers. Charles Reign Scoville leads all evan- 
gelists. Chapman and Moody have some elements 
that I would incorporate with him if I could, but 
as a master of assemblies he excels them all. I 
do not say this to flatter. It is the sober truth. 



that day, three by confession and three by letter; 
Just before the benediction of the evening service* 
Dr. Herbert Martin expressed a deserved apprecia- 
tion from the church to both the minister and his 
faithful wife. In the afternoon meeting messages 
were brought from other churches of the Disciples 
in the city through their ministers. On Monday 
afternoon a conference was held and Dr. Martin 
read an interesting paper. The conference was 
the guest of Brother and Sister Willis at supper, 
and in the evening E. Jay Teagarden, Danbury, 
Conn., L. G. Batman and G. P. Rutledge, Phila- 
delphia, spoke. On Tuesday evening the minis^ 
ters of the neighborhood churches brought their 
greetings. The 169th Street Church is 10 miles 
from the battery, which is the lower end of Man- 
hattan Island and the city limits extend ten miles 
beyond 169th street. The greatest mission field in 
America is the Atlantic Coast cities. The people 
are in these centres, and long faithful pastorates* 
plodding and self-denying policies will gain the vie- 
torv. December 16, 1906 will be remembered as 
such a day to the Disciples in New York City. 
Baltimore, Md. Peter Ainslie. 



Dedication and Meeting at Granite City, 
Illinois. 

The meeting and dedication closed at Granite 
City on December 23. There were 51 added to 
the fellowship of the church. There were 40 
added bv letter and otherwise and eleven by con- 




The Armory, Where the Meeting Was Held. 



and community. The fact that this meeting was 
but a part of a great simultaneous evangelistic 
campaign contributed much to the arousal of 
general and popular interest. 

3. Window cards, large cards containing the pic- 
tures of the evangelist and announcements of the 
meetings were freely used in the residences in our 
neighborhood. We advertise thus our political 
preference, why not our religious? 

Large advertising boards 13x15 were placed 



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Dedication in New York City. 

The most important event in the history of the 
Disciples of Christ in New York City in recent 
years was the dedication on December 16 of the 
handsome church edifice on 169th street, where 
S. T. Willis ministers. The long road to the 
achievement was a great history and the day itself 
was marked by a great occasion. 

Work in our great Eastern cities presents diffi- 
cult problems and conditions are not understood 
frequently by persons who live away from these 
centers. In my own little town of Baltimore with 
its 600,000 people, the problem is hard, but in a 
great city like New Y'ork with its 4,000,000, none 
can understand it except those who fought in the 
hottest of the fight. In New York City there are 
150,000 more Jews than the entire ponulation of 
Baltimore, or 18 per cent of New York City's pop- 
ulation. There are 360,000 Roman Catholics 
there, or 9 per cent of its population. There are 
320,000 Protestants, or 8 per cent, and a nonpro- 
fessing and indifferent population of 2,600,000, 
or 65 per cent. There are only 600 churches of 
all creeds, and very few of those are ever full 
of people. The larger the city the more difficult 
is it to get an audience, and consequently it is a 
great achievement to build up a congregation in a 
great city. Seventeen years ago, or in 1889, when 
S. T. Willis came to New York, he found a 
membership of twenty-five in the 169th Street 
Church, worshipping in a small frame building 
which had been given to the church by Lorin 
Ingersoll. Frequently Brother Willis preached to 
from fifteen to twenty-five people on Lord's days, 
and this was a church reaching back through 
many years of history to which a number of our 



leading brethren had ministered. In the early 
years of his ministry there Brother Willis gradu- 
ated from Union Theological Seminary, followed 
by six years of post-graduate work in the Univer- 
sity of New York City, and at the same time he 
kept hard at his ministerial work, and later be- 
came a regular lecturer for the board of city edu- 
cation, which position he still holds, giving about 
forty lectures a year. 

Through many struggles, and sometimes sur- 
rounded by the most discouraging conditions, the 
work steadily advanced, vvntil in 1900 they began 
to agitate the building of the new house of wor- 
ship. Not being rich they had to move slowly. 
First they built their basement, and this was 
opened November 1, 1903, in which they wor- 
shipped until December 16, when the main building 
was formally opened. This is a handsome struc- 
ture, 54x103 feet on a lot 61x106 feet. It is built 
of light Norman brick, with Indiana Lime-stone 
trimmings, covered with slate. The auditorium 
seats 500 and there are twenty other rooms in the 
building. The membership of the church is 300, 
and the Bible school 350, with Endeavor and mis- 
sionary societies, besides three mission study class- 
es. They are a living-link, supporting A. E. 
Cory at Wuhu, China. In 1895 they opened a 
mission on the Southern Boulevard, and erected a 
chapel there at a cost of $1,500. They have 125 
scholars in that school. They had previously 
raised $25,000 and the Church Extension prom- 
ised to loan $10,000 and $5,000 were needed to 
cover the cost. Of this $4,000 were raised on 
dedication day, and some kind friends at a dis- 
tance might help to raise the balance. The lot is 
valued at $35,000 making the total valuation of 
the property $75,000. There were six additions on 




Prepare your church and your place for a meet- 
ing, brother, and then get Brother Scoville and 
his helpers to hold. it. Y r ou will not be disap- 
pointed. 

7. I must not forget, also, to include the splen- 
did way in which the church board and the mem- 
bership of the Third Church stood by the evan- 
gelist. They did everything he asked, as far as 
they could. The results are known. 

Chas. B. Newnan. 



G. A. Hoffmann and some of his young 
people at Granite City. 

fession. The meeting continued for nearly fiVft 
weeks and was a great blessing to the church. 
Only four of the additions were under age. Oil 
Lord's day at the close an appeal was made for 
tunds to clear the house of debt and $4,00? Were 
raised. The building when completed will cost* 
together with the value of the ground, about 
$9,000. It has an audience room which will seat 
400, baptistry, robing rooms, Ladies' Aid room, 
large kitchen, library, furnace room and Sunday- 
school and social room. The church is built out 
of white concrete blocks, has partly leaded win- 
dows and presents a most beautiful and artistic 
appearance. 

J. M. Hoffmann, of Des Moines, la., did faith- 
ful work, by his preaching and in raising the 
money necessary to cover the indebtedness. 

The church has a bright future before it and 
bids fair to become one of our strong churches. 
G. A. Hoffmann. 

® & 
Jamaica, W. I. 

Kingston is such a contrast to Missouri! When it 
was apparent that it would be wise to seek the 
more even climate of the tropics before the win- 
ter set in, the church at Harrisonville, Mo., of- 
fered me the time between November 1 and the 
end of the year, when my resignation would take 
effect, paying my salary in full for the two 
months. We can not speak too highly of the Har- 
risonville brethren and trust a good man will be 
found to take up the work there. A very lively 
welcome awaited us from a friend in Kingston, 
and we were soon settled. On Sunday morning 
we worshiped with the Duke Street Churehi 
Brother Cotterell had come over from the nortlt 
side of the island to fill the pulpit for the dayt 
At night I preached at Torrington where there 
was a good and very attentive congregation. Th€ 
earnestness and devotion of the C. W. B. M. 
missionaries is showing itself in the churches and 
is being felt throughout the part of the island ill 
which most of our work is situated. These breth 4 
ren and sisters need the prayers of the churcheS 
in the states. 

We landed in time for the opening of the an» 
nual Jamaica Christian Endeavor convention on 
Lord's day afternoon. The opening rally took 
place on the race course. A large company of 
Endeavorers and friends gathered and the rally 
was a most enthusiastic one. Our own brethren, 
with Brother John Randall, in the lead, take a 
very prominent part in the Endeavor work of the 
island. The denominational young people's S0» 
cieties so prevalent in the states are not known 
here, and the ministers of all churches join in a 
blessed fellowship under the Christian Endeavor 
banners. The denominations are not ready for 
union as set forth in our New Testament plea, 
yet they are coming closer together under the 
influence of such a movement as Christian En- 
deavor. Wm. r, EARN'. 



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We invite ministers and others to send reports 
of meetings, additions and other news of the 
churches. It is especially requested that additions 
be reported as "by confession and baptism," or "by 
letter." 

California. 

Covina, Dec. 24. — A week's meeting followed a 
successful union meeting led by Evangelists Bulgin 
and Gates. Miss May Gowans, of Redlands, ren- 
dered valuable assistance as - singer. Thirty-two 
were added — 21 by baptism, 2 from the Methodists 
and 9 by letter and statement. We expect to be 
in line with the great simultaneous campaign 
among the Christian churches of South California 
^.ext autumn. — W. G. Conley, minister. 

Illinois. 

Mattoon, Dec. 23. — Our meeting closed with 57 
additions — 30 by baptism, the remainder by letter 
and statement. — D. N. Wetzel. 

Chicago, Dec. 2;.— Four added to West End 
Church — one by confession and baptism. One 
other made the good confession and will be bap- 
tized soon. The work prospers. 

Newman, Dec. 21. — Harlow and Ridenour closed 
a short meeting with 27 additions, nearly all by 
baptism. No interest, spiritual or financial, was 
left untouched. People in great numbers from all 
churches heard the evangelist. — O. L> Lyon, min- 
ister. 

Lexington. — Louis 0. Lehman's meeting with us 
closed with 25 additions. The church members 
viii brought to see their responsibility. Brother 
j.elvian is in earnest and free from "claptrap." — 
I'. H. Sealock. 

Waynesville, Dec. 20. — In our five and a half 
weeks' special effort 64 were added — 46 by con- 
fession and baptism, 18 by letter and state- 
ment, 12 from other religious organiza- 
tions. Every department of the church was 
strengthened. Evangelist J. A. Barnett and 
Miss Manie Bowles did us good service. 
When I became minister here eight months ago 
we began preparing for the meeting; it was talked 
and prayed about; then we used printer's ink, dis- 
tributed many copies of The Christian-Evan- 
gelist and posted the town and cross roads with- 
in a radius of several miles with large bills. Be- 
ginning in corn gathering time and having much 
rainy weather we did not get a large regular at- 
tendance from the country. But we thank God 
for the blessings that have come to us. — J. F. 
Smith. 

Monmouth, Dec. 19.- — Our meeting conducted 
by W. A. Haynes, of Mound City, Mo., closed 
last night with 47 additions — 33 by confession and 
baptism, 4 by letter and 11 otherwise. In many 
respects the meeting was one of the best held 
in this place during the eight years' pastorate of 
!he writer. Nearly one-half of the accessions 
stood at the head of families and many of the 
confessions were from other religious bodies. 
Brother Haynes seems to have the Bible written 
upon his mind so thoroughly that both the Old 
and New Testaments are quoted with great power. 
Our church was a unit in calling him 10 our 
help in October of next year. Let me re- 

mind you of the value of our religious papers 
in the homes of non-church members as pre- 
paratory to revivals. Many of our best acces- 
sions came as a result of soliciting their subscrip- 
tions to the "Standard" and The Christian- 
Evangelist. — D. E. Hughes. 

Indiana. 

Butler. — Five additions; all departments of 
church activity are prosperous. Attendance at 
■ M '. — Robert B. Chapman. 

Huntington. — Ten additions — five baptisms and 
five from other churches. I have been preaching 
sermons on our position. Evangelist Scoville be- 
jran a meeting with ' the Huntington Church De- 
iember 30. — Cephas Shelburne. 

Frankton, Dec. 14. — Closed 20 days' meeting, 
resulting in 51 additions — 44 baptisms. J. W. 
YVittkamper preached the Gospel. We were as- 
sisted in the music by Brother and Sister Ernest 
E. Bilby. Brother Bilby is open for January 
2nd February. Address him at Frankton. I join 
A. L. Crim in February for the year 1907. — 
H. K. Shields, singer and helper. 

Hamilton, Dec. 24. — With home forces we held 
3 successful meeting, adding 23, and many of our 
best citizens interested. All converts were adults, 
17 being heads of families, who will give us 
.strength. Our helpers were faithful. Our Sunday- 
ichool has gained 60 per cent in two months. 
Our Ladies' Aid redecorated and carpeted the au- 
ditorinm before the meeting. I have been pastor 
three months. — W. A. McKown. 

Iowa. 

Allerton, Dec. 26. — In a three weeks' meeting 
five added — two confessions, two from other 
religious bodies and one by statement. E. W. 
Bowers, of Des Moines, did the preaching. Bad 
weather and scarcity of material account for small 
success. — R. H. Ingram. 

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Idaho. 

Star. Dec. 20. — Three baptized in Boise river 
here Sunday, four confessions before the church' 
and five or six otherwise since report two weeks 
ago. Church now has seventy members, is in 
prosoerous condition, and ha's competent leaders. — 
B. W. Rice. 

Kansas. 

Toronto. — After three sermons, closed on ac- 
count of rheumatism ; five by baptism and three by 
relation. — G. W. Rogers, minister. 

Pardee, Dec. 23. — Three at regular services — 
two. by confession and baptism. — Franklin Doak, 
minister. 

Healy, Dec. 20. — In 18 days' meeting 17 ac- 
cessions — 1 1 by confession. The church greatly 
revived. Wm. M. Mayfield, minister, of Digh- 
ton, was the preacher. George A. Butler, of 
Mound City, Mo., the singer. A good helper may 
be had for a meeting in March. — W. M. M. 

Osage City, Dec. 26. — In spite of stormy weath- 
er, spiritual lethargy and sectarian prejudice, our 
meeting grew in interest. The brethren, few in 
number, had become discouraged and had even 
ceased to meet. At the close we organized with 
53 members. Some good material was taken into 
the organization, so they are much encouraged, 
and are wanting to locate a pastor for half time. 
They are free of debt. We have a few open 
dates for early spring. Churches desiring meet- 
ings, write us at Richland, Kan. — Jas. E. Steb- 
bins and wife, evangelists. 

Highland, Dec. 27. — In a three weeks' meeting 
with J. W. Hilton, of Betnany, Neb., as evangel- 
ist, 19 were added — sixteen baptisms. Our work 
was advanced immeasurably in the community. — 
Hugh Lomax. 

Kentucky. 

Latonia, Dec. 24. — One confession and one re- 
claimed. J. W. Rogers, of Walton, Ky., 
preached.— H. C. Runyan. 

Missouri. 

Phelps, Dec. 26. — Conditions here due to quar- 
rels, very discouraging; no preaching for two 
years; people unfriendly to ovir church; weather 
bad yet three additions. — T. P. Haner, evan- 
gelist. 

Sedalia, Dec. 21. — In our meeting at the Broad- 
way Christian Church, in which A. N. Lindsey 
did the preaching, we had 21 additions. Several 
mature men were baptized. — W. F. Hamann. 

Red Bluff. — S. M. Martin's meeting closed with 
95 additions — 70 by confession and baptism — the 
best revival ever known in this town. Our church 
is now stronger, numerically, than any other two 
churches. — E. R. Clarkson. 

Michigan; 

Fremont, Dec. 24. — Ten nights at Tyndal 
school house; 13 confessions and a number of 
others reconsecrated themselves. Baptized on De- 
cember 23, ten persons and had 1 1 additions that 
dav with one confession at the afternoon services. 
— T. W. Bellingham. 

Nebraska. 

Ansley, Dec. 25. — In a meeting here I 
preached for three weeks; 22 were added. O. A. 
Adams continued the meeting for another week 
with nine others, making 31 in all. J. E. Lintt, 
of Lincoln, led the song service. — T. C. Mclntire, 
minister. 

Omaha, Dec. 26. — Seven men baptized at First 
Church. — S. D. Dutcher. 

Wakefield, Dec. 21. — Melvin Putman and Miss 
Emma Egbert closed a three weeks' meeting; 18 
additions, 2 from Adventists and 16 by confes- 
sion. A great meeting for Wakefield. The evan- 
gelists go to Brock, Neb. — John L. Stine, pastor. 

Humboldt, Dec. 27. — In our meeting with State 
Evangelist R. F. Whiston there were 40 additions, 
mostly adults, four being school teachers and 13 
strong young men. Three meetings have been 
held before this in the last four years. Brother 
Whiston's preaching has not been excelled in this 



church. Blackboard charts, a question box, solos 
were used nightly. The church has been strength- 
ened, is praising God and is pressing on to 
greater things. — Bert Wilson, p-stor. . 

Ohio. 

Hamilton, Dec. 24. — Three confessions at the 
Lindenwald church, two by statement, one con- 
fession the Sunday preceding. — W. H. Hedges. 
East Liverpool, Dec. 27. — Two additions at the 
Clr-rch this week. The outlook good for 
meeting beginning December 30. The Netz sisters 
with us two weeks.^E. P. Wise. 

Pennsylvania. 

California, Dec. 24. — Closed meeting; sixteen 
confessions; four yet to be baptized; work gaining 
slowly. — Dr. Thomas Martin. 

Philadelphia, Dec. 16. — I have been here in the 
work at Kensington church three months. I have 
baptized five and three have been added other- 
wise. — D. T. Stanley. 

Texas. 

Greenville, Dec. 24. — Three additions yesterday; 
two two weeks ago. — J. W. Holsapple. 

Texarkana, Dec. 24. — Four were added to the 
Central church yesterday, ^5 since I came two 
months ago; great prospects are before us. — Na- 
thaniel Jacks. 

Abilene, Dec. 25. — Two additions at the First 
'" 1 .-t.jn Church recently. — Granville Snell. 

Washington. 

Ellensburg, Dec. 24. — Twenty additions at 
regular services yesterday — 17 by confession. We 
have had 142 in 1906. — C. H. Hilton. 

Wisconsin. 

Belle, Dec. 27. — A ten days' meeting conducted 
by Evangelist R. B. Havener resulted in ten ad- 
ditions- — seven by confession, two by statement and 
, e r-pr' aimed. It was a great spiritual uplift and 
we look for a great ingathering in September, 
1907. — James M. Brewster, minister. 

West Virginia. 

Bluefield. — In a twenty days' meeting conducted 
by the pastor, J. T. Adams, and Stephen Davis, 
of Tazewell, Va., 30 were added. Brother Adams 
?*nes for W. H. Book Columbus, Ind., during 
January and then locates at Scottsburg, Ind. — 
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Enduement for Service. 

Topic, January 9 — Acts 1:7, 8; 2:1-13. 

It is a glorious promise. What is the 
promise? Salvation — yes. But along with 
the promise of salvation goes the promise 
of the Holy Spirit. "Repent and be bap- 
tized, every one of you, in the name of 
Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and 
ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." 
The "gift of the Holy Spirit'' is the remis- 
sion of sins, do you say, as some say? It 
is God that forgives sins, it is the Holy 
Spirit that convicts of sin and of righteous- 
ness and of judgment. It is the Holy 
Spirit that bears witness with our spirits 
that we are the children of God; and if 
children then heirs, joint heirs with Jesus 
Christ. Christ is the mediator. The Holy 
Spirit testifies, convicts, commands, con- 
strains, comforts. The Father forgives. 
The Holy Spirit is the agent of both the 
Father and of the Son in revealing and 
testifying the message to men. 

We are called to service. "Whom he 
saved and called with a holy calling." The 
first preparation for service is to be saved. 
The saved must save the unsaved. This 
is the divine plan. We talk much about 
the "plan of salvation." O brethren, it is 
God's plan to save the world through the 
saved ! It is not more machinery, more 
method we need, but a better, broader re- 
alization of the need of salvation, for our- 
selves and for our kind — our kindred, 
neighbors, friends, our enemies. It is 
Christ's way. It is the "simplicity of the 
Gospel" concerning which we hear so 
much. "Saved and called with a holv call- 
ing!" O that the words might pierce our 
souls to the quick! That they might sing 
themselves in our hearts till we ourselves 
are filled even now with joy unspeakable 
and full of glory! It was this realization 
of his holy calling that stirred the great 
soul of Paul and swept him forward with 
impetuous and imperial tread, and with a 
shout of triumph. 

To feel this need of salvation, this holy 
call to holy service, must bring to every 
sensitive soul the sense of humility and 
with this overwhelming of our human help- 
lessness, a keener realization of the need 
of spiritual enduement for service. Only 
little souls are sufficient of themselves. 
Those who have wrought mightily for God 
and for the redemption of the race have 
been men who felt most fully their need 
of the divine help, and who were filled 
most completely with the Holy Spirit. We 
may differ, as men do, about the manner 
of the Holy Spirit's operation. To deny 
the personality and power of the Holy 
Spirit is to do despite to the "Spirit of 
grace," to endanger our own salvation, to 
despoil our souls of heavenly comfort, to 
rob our lives of the thrill of power from on 
high and of the note of triumphant re- 
joicing, which, even here, is a part of the 
portion of God's people. "The promise is 
unto you and unto your children, and unto 
all them that are afar off, even to so many 
as the Lord our God shall call." 



The Holy Spirit is the "Spirit of 
Truth." The message comes to us through 
the truth. Yes ! But the truth is some- 
thing larger and more luminous than 
words. There is the "word of truth" and 
the "Spirit of truth." Dear brethren, we 
need the word of truth, we need to have the 
words of Christ dwelling in us richly unto 
all wisdom. But how shall this be except 
the Spirit of truth dwell in us? "He shall 
be in you." It is this part of the "promise 



of the Father" that we need to claim for 
ourselves, to fit and fill us for service. "Be 
filled with the Spirit." It is our privilege. 
The power of the Holy Spirit is not a 
dream or a delusion. Some have made ex- 
travagant and foolish claims, without doubt. 
Ignorance is not a passport to peace or to 
the possession of heavenly treasures. Hu- 
mility is still a great grace however. "Re- 
ceived ye the Holy Spirit since ye be- 
lieved?" Let the question startle us, stir 
our souls, shame our stubbornness, strip us 
of our self-sufficiency and set us face to 
face with ■ the Christ whose parting words 
were, "Behold I send the promise of my 
Father upon you." 



Christian Endeavor 



By Geo. L. Snioely. 



January 13, IQO?. 

God's Image In Us. — -Gen. 1:26; Col. 
3:1-10. 

DAILY READINGS, 



M. Created Anew. 
T. Like Our Father. 
W. Manifesting God. 
T. A Marred Image. 
F. A Restored Image. 
S. We Mav Bear It. 
S. Topic. 



Eph. 4:23-32. 
Heb. 1:1-8. 
John 17:1-8. 
Gen. 3:8-19. 
Luke 9:28-36. 
1 Cor. 15:45-49. 



There is little difficulty for one who has 
never yielded to say "no." when asked to 
drench the image of God within him with 
the defiling drink. But when once he has 
surrendered, the next time he says "no," 
there is a betraying quaver about his voice 
that gives his tempters assurance of victory. 
Never go beyond the original "no" pro- 
nounced on any temptation. 

It is a gambler's age. Men are reckless- 
ly gambling on the future prices of stocks 
and bonds, grain and lands in the business 
world. And in convivial realms they are 
gambling on how near they can approach 
the whirlpool of destruction without being 
swept over. They take desperate chances 
who sip the first drink of liquor — and an 
immortal soul is the prize for either gam- 
bler or Satan. 



Alcohol is the most efficacious means Sa- 
tan has yet discovered for the effacement 
of God's image from the human form di- 
vine. With a thorough application of al- 
cohol other destructives can then be em- 
ployed that formerly had no more effect on 
the soul than does magnet on gold. Alco- 
hol also makes it an easy matter for Satan 
to scrawl his own hideous image on the 
degraded spirit. 

One may well admire his body. In all 
astronomical appliances, steam or electrical 
engineering, or the dreams of an Edison or 
Bell expressed in copper or steel, there is 
no other mechanism comparable to it. One 
should not only devoutly thank God for 
giving him such a medium of communica- 
tion with the world, but he should revere 
this divine handiwork sufficiently to pre- 
serve it. The first step in the process of 
proper reverence for one's body is rever- 
ence for him who gave it. Adoration is the 
very foundation of all personal ennoble- 
ment and exaltation. 



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lives out into the sunlight of truth and into 
the genial atmosphere of God's love and 
the image will appear bright and fair. No 
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the vision of this resurrected image gives 
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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 3, 1907. 



The Bible School at Work 



Conducted by J. H. HARDIN, 

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



Introductory. — Space too precious for 
more than a few words: I will furnish 
this column once in two weeks. Send 
your question, state your difficulty, tell 
me your trouble, write me what plan 
succeeded. These things from any work- 
er anvwhere in the world. Address above. 

Questions. — Q. Would you confine the 
adult Bible class to the same lessons 
used bv the primary? A.— If the teacher is 
one of "resources, the class may be trusted 
to map out its own course under the 
guidance of such a leader. It ought to 
keep, in a general way, with the rest of 
the school. With the ordinary teacher 
the class ought to follow the regular 
lessons closely. 

Q. — How can the attendance at our 
school be increased? (J. H.) A.— Can- 
vass the whole church and community 
for personal promises to attend. Make 
the school one people will think it worth 
while to attend. Get it out of the ruts 
and keep it out. 

Q —What do our superintendents need 
most to render their work effective? 
(A. A. A.) A.— To read the good books 
now being published on the organiza- 
tion and management of the school. 
Even one or two books a year will put 
sew life into the schools of those who 
will read them. 

Q. — How can substitute teachers for 
those absent be secured? (Superintendent.) 
A. — Organize a teacher-training class 
and those preparing t be permanent 
teachers will be glad to substitute as a 
part of their training. 

Q _ What proportion of the adult 
members of the church attend the Sun- 
day-school? (S.) A.— From 5 to 15 per 
cent, so far as we have been able to in- 
vestigate. How is it with your church, 
reader? . 

q _ Will you suggest the points for a 
star class? (Teacher.) A.— Marion Law- 
rance gives the following: Each mem- 
ber present, on time, with his own Bible, 
a prepared lesson, and an offering. Other 
points may be added, or altogether a dif- 
ferent list selected. 

Mottoes in Missouri— Here are a few 
of the things our Missouri association is 
trying to advance this year: 

All the church and as many more in 
the Bible school. 

The organization of every school on 
scientific principles. 

Every Sunday-school a real Bible 
school. 

A teacher-training class in every 

school. 

Every teacher in the training class. 

As many more in training as there are 
teachers at present. 

A teachers' library in every school, and 
every teacher induced to use it. 

Every teacher an evangelist to the 
class. . . 

Every school a missionary-training 

station. 

A home department in every school, 
enrolling all who can not be brought into 
attendance upon the active school. 

A'cradle roll in every school enrolling 
every baby under three years of age. 

The conversion of all now in our 
schools not yet in the church. 

The organization of not less than 100 
new schools in Missouri this year. 

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A Promotion — Dr. Frank K. Sanders, 
late dean of Yale Divinity School, has 
been appointed secretary of the Congre- 
gational and Publication Society. 

Books — Our workers ought to know 
that an entirely new literature on Sun- 
day-school work is now issuing from the 
various presses. Those who are failing 
to read these books are missing .the vital 
culture they need. They will soon fall 
behind the advance of the movement. A 
feature of this column will be to keep its 
readers informed on the new books. 

Needs of Our Bible School Work- 
Several years ago at our national con- 
vention in Detroit there was organized a 
National Bible School Association for 
the Disciples. A board of managers 
was elected, and for a while it seemed 
that something effective was about to be 
done; but for lack of funds and other 
things the board was not able to ac- 
complish the results greatly desired. It 
is now proposed to take up the subject 
in earnest. Before this is published 
there will have been held in Indianapo- 
lis an important meeting of the board 
from which important results are ex- 
pected. 

Money for State Work— Let all Mis- 
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the state association, so that we may 
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Man Made in the Image of God. — Gen. 
1:26-2:3. 

Memory verses, 26, 27. 

Golden Text. — God created man in his 
own image, in the image of God created 
he him. 

The creation of man, together with the 
creation of land animals, is assigned by the 
author of this narrative to the sixth and 
last day of creation. According to this ar- 
rangement, man becomes the crown and cli- 
max of God's creative work. Through six 
days (or through countless aeons of geo- 
logical time, as we have come to believe), 
the earth was being prepared, in the per- 
fecting of its own structure, in the enrich- 
ment of its resources, in its climate, in the 
development of its vegetable and animal 
life, to be the home, the work-shop and 
the training-school of man. 

Three points in this account of man's 
origin are especially significant: that man 
was made in the image of God ; that he 
was given a commission to subdue and 
possess the earth ; and that, when God 
looked upon his finished creation, includ- 
ing man, he pronounced it good. 

God created man in his own image. This 
is one of the three or four facts of the 
first magnitude which are stated in the 
Bible and which bear upon the nature, des- 
tiny and value of man. Out of the misty 
dawn of the primitive Hebrew thought 
about God comes this essential fact. With- 
out it the whole history of redemption be- 
comes impossible. God loves man because 
man is in his image. God can desire and 
expect love from man because man is in 
God's image. God hates siry because it is 
the marring of the divine image in man. 
God can appeal to man's conscience and 
reason and can expect his sanction to the 
moral law because man is in God's image. 
And because some outlines of the image of 
God are still present in man even when 
he has befouled himself with iniquity, there 
is hope that sinful man may be redeemed 
by the restoration of the divine likeness 



in him through the perfect image of God 
which is in Christ. 

"Let them have dominion over all the 
earth." This is man's commission for the 
conquest of nature. As kings used to give 
to favored subjects the privilege of explor- 
ing, conquering and (under the royal au- 
thority) governing unknown lands, so God 
gave to humanity as a whole le++<"-" ~' ' * 
to the good green earth, to ( 
subdue, to conquer and use it ,. all such 
purposes as are proper to beings who are 
themselves created in the image of God. 
The men of science, the students of nature, 
the inventors and discoverers are obeying 
the divine command. The sailors have sub- 
dued the sea until, to an age which uses 
steamships and submarine cables, the proph- 
ecy "there shall be no more sea," seems 
scarcely a blessing. The powers — that 
great fraternity founded by Adam in the 
Garden of Eden — are subduing even the 
waste places of the earth to man's most 
important uses. The electrician, the miner, 
the explorer, whoever finds in the world a 
new resource or uses an old one — these all 
are fulfilling the divine behest. 

Man is in the material world but he is 
not of it. He is a part of nature but he 
is above nature. By whatever degree of 
kinship his body may be allied to the brute 
creation, yet there is in him another element 
which gives him command over it. We 
may say if we like that this came about 
through the evolution of intellect out of 
instinct. The author of this first chapter 
of Genesis states the kernel of the matter 
when he says that it is the will of God that 
man should have dominion over the earth. 

"And behold, it was good exceedingly." 
The world as God made it was a good 
world. The physical was never meant to 
be the enemy of the spiritual, though in 
some ages of the world good men have 
thought that virtue was possible only by 
the mortification of the flesh and the for- 
saking of all the joy and beauty of the 
life that now is. We are in little danger 
of falling into that danger now. We are 
in greater danger of abusing than of aban- 
doning the world. It is a good world, but, 
since living here is a part of man's training 
in character with reference to a life that 
shall be eternal, it must offer opportunities 
for doing wrong as well as for doing right. 
There is no training where there is no 
choice. 

This then is the message of this first 
chapter of Genesis to us ; that we are made 
in the image of God, creatures but more 
than creatures ; that the world is a good 
world, worthy of our respect nd admira- 
tion ; and that we are to subdu it and use 
it in all ways that are appropriate for beings 
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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 3, 1907. 




1907 



THE CHRISTIAN 



1907 



Some Questions and Answers. 

ANSWERS THAT ARE NOT ANSWERS. 

To the Editor of The Christian-Evangelist. 

"Can a man have a Christian character and not 
be a Christian?" 

Attention is called to an attempt recently made 
in The Christian-Evangelist by Bro. A. B. 
Jones to answer certain questions. The answers 
would be satisfactory doubtless to the preachers 
and leaders and moulders of thought in any of 
the religious bodies which have sprung up in post- 
apostolic times, but to those (or some of those) 
who are giving their lives to the work of restor- 
ing apostolic Christianity these answers are very 
unsatisfactory. Let us try putting several things 
together. Martin Luther is the accredited father 
of the doctrine of salvation by faith alone. This 
faith alone means, and always has meant, just 
what is now being called "Christian character" — 
the mind's belief that Jesus is the Son of God, 
and the resultant response of the heart to his 
call, and again the resultant leaning of the life to 
Christ. 

The Discipline of the M. E. Church says: 
"Wherefore that we are justified (saved) (made 
Christians) by faith alone is a most wholesome 
doctrine and very full of comfort." 

For almost one hundred years we have been try- 
ing to show the world that in addition to this 
iaith, which leads to this forming of character, 
the Eord's plan is to have such "put on Christ," 
and this, according to the teaching and practice of 
the apostles inspired and appointed by Jesus to 
show us how to become Christians, was and is 
done by being "baptized into Christ." God's 
blessings attended our efforts and now that we 
are about to succeed in teaching the world this 
great lesson, some among us are joining Luther, 
the M. E. Discipline, et. al. 

Compare now what Luther and the Discipline 
said with this. 

"A living faith in a saving Christ, is the es- 
sential factor in a Christian character." 

"Christian character is the one thing that makes 
one a Christian." 

Question : "Is a man a Christian who is not in 
Christ?" 

Witness the juggling of words. Answer: "The 
phrase 'in Christ' does not mean in his person," 
"but it means in Christ, whatever that is, and if 
Paul was inspired to say, "baptized into Christ," 
then it takes a baptism to bring into Christ, and 
no amount of juggling with words can change it. 
Either Paul or the man who gives these answers 
is uninspired. I take Paul. 

But now, look at this. Question: "In order to 
get in Christ is it necessary to .be 'baptized into 
Christ'?" Answer: "In order to get into Christ 
formally or ceremonially it is necessary to be 
'baptized into Christ' " Who or which of the in- 
spired teachers or writers has said anything about 
getting into Christ 'formally' or 'ceremonially'? 
It is in Christ or out of Christ, and not a word 
in the Book about 'formally' or 'ceremonially.' " 

But let us follow this up a little. 

"In order to get into Christ really (the man 
who is in Christ formally or ceremonially is not 
in Christ really) — more juggling — and spiritually it 
:s not necessary to be baptized." 

Now you have it. Paul and Peter, go way back 
and sit down. You were not spiritual, but mere 
legalists. 

What have we here? Here is a man who is 
really and spiritually, but especially really in 
Christ,_ but not formally or ceremonially in Christ. 
Here is another man who is both really and for- 
mally or ceremonially in Christ. They have the 
same faith and character. Our writer who an- 
swers these questions is preaching for a certain 
congregation. These two men present them- 
selves to him before the whole congregation. Each 
man hands to the good preacher a church letter. 
On reading these letters he finds that one of them 
is from a people calling themselves Church of 
Christ. He asks this man no questions, but re- 
ceives him into the local church. The letter pre- 
sented by the other man is from the M. E. 
Church. The preacher holds with him a whis- 
pered conversation. He says: "I know you are 
spiritually and really in Christ, but let me ask, 
are you formally and ceremonially in Christ?" 
The astounded man demands an explanation. "Oh," 
answers the pood preacher, "I mean have you 
been baptized?" 

"Why, yes, certainly," says the man. "The 
church from which I came receives no members 
who have not been baptized." 

"Pardon me," continues the preacher, "but how 
were you baptized? By sprinkling. Ah, then, we 
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"Why will you not receive me into the church?" 
"Well, I will' tell you. I am committeed to the 
work of restoring apostolic Christianity to the 
world, in doctrine, ordinances and life. The_ prim- 
itive church was composed of immersed believers. 
I could not bear my testimony to the truth nor 
be faithful to our restoration movement by en- 
dorsing a different course." 

Thus it is that this preacher and teacher of the 
people shows that he prizes' the formal and cere- 
monial above the spiritual and real. What a 
corner to be forced into! 

'■When a man enters into Christ spiritually he 
'puts on Christ' spiritually. When he enters into 
Christ ceremonially he 'puts on Christ' ceremo- 
nially." Indeed! Who said so? Where is it 
declared? So, the man puts on Christ twice. 

Some questions will keep coming up. In 
which does he put on Christ first? Again, hav- 
ing put on Christ he has Christ on. Must he put 
off Christ that he may put him on again? Again. 
If it is two separate putting-ons, then he must 
find it impossible to have both at one time. 

"The expression baptized (eis) into Christ oc- 
curs, I think, , but once in the New Testament 
(That is enough for some of us), while the phrase 
believe into (.eis) Christ, occurs about twenty-five 
times." Argument. A man believes into Christ 
and by this puts on Christ and is in Christ, and 
after this he is baptized into Christ, and by this 
puts on Christ, and is in Christ. 

The Pagan, the Jew and the Christian were 
the three classes. When Pagan or Jew became 
a Christian he was called a believer. 
, I think when we see clearly the things of God 
we shall know that baptism is spiritual. Obedi- 
ence to any command or law of God is spiritual. 
Christians are Christians, and are entitled to all that 
belongs to Christians. Every Christian is entitled 
to membership in every Christian church. Every 
earnest lover and follower of Jesus Christ, how- 
ever much he may be mistaken on some points, 
is entitled to our love, and to receive kindly 
treatment at our hands, but "to be faithful to our 
restoration movement" (to be faithful to Christ), 
we must not say he is a Christian who is not in 
Christ. E. L. F'raziER. 

Morristown, Ind. 

[We will allow Brother Jones, to whose 
recent article this is a reply, to make such 
rejoinder as seems to him proper and then 
we trust this question may give place to 
others that are of more oractical value. — 
Editor.] 



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inserted free. Obituary memoirs, one cent per 
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NORTHCUTT. 

Few men are more extensively known in the 
brotherhood than Bro. Hosea Allen Northcutt. Hav- 
ing preached during the past year almost every 
night, finishing his meeting in St. Joseph, he 
went to Mexico, Mo., to visit his daughter and 
only child, Clara, wife of E. R. Lock, Tuesday, 
December 18. That night he was taken ill, but 
was better by morning, and without any one re- 
alizing the seriousness of his sickness, at two 
p. m. Wednesday he suddenly passed away. He 
was born in Ralls County, Mo., November 13, 
1843, being at the time of his death 63 years, 1 
month, and 5 days old. On December 20, 1865, 
he was married to Nancie E. Beech, who crossed 
the river 34 years ago. Brother Northcutt united 
with the church when he was but ten years of 
age. He was ordained to the ministry March 



16, 1871, by the congregation at Milport, Mo., 
with which he had united when a boy. Services 
were held at Mexico, Mo., Brother Kokendoffer 
preaching the sermon, and selecting for his text: 
"Know ye not that there is a prince and a great 
man fallen this day in Israel?" 2. Sam. 3:38. 
The remains were then taken to his old home at 
Knox City, Mo., where the services were held in 
the church, which was crowded. The writer had 
been asked to preach the sermon, assisted by 
Brother Furnish, pastor at Labelle. The same text 
as was used above was selected for the sermon. 
Brother Northcutt has held several pastorates, the 
longer one being at Bloomfield, la., where he 
preached for nine years. The other, his last 
pastorate, at Kirksville, Mo., where he held two 
pastorates, the one of five years and the other 
of four years duration. The writer having spent' 
four years in the former field, and now occupy- 
ing the latter as its pastor, has had opportunity 
to know of the work of Brother Northcutt. No 
man was ever more loved by his people. We 
have met hundreds of those' who were under his 
pastoral care, and never have we heard an un- 
kind word against this man of God. Neither 
have we ever heard of one who ever heard him 
speak an unkind or ungracious word to any. 
The verdict of all men has been that they n^ver 
heard him but he made them have a longing to 
be a better man. His life has been beautiful 
and his ministry a gracious one. But few men 
among us have been more apt in illustration than 
he. His greatest strength, and most eloquent 
sermon was in his life. Brother Northcutt was 
in his element as an evangelist. He approached 
as near the ideal, in the evangelist, as the 
writer has ever met. Yet it was a surprise when 
we learned that there had been converted nearly 
22,000 persons under his ministry, nearly one 
thousand of these during the past year. In him 
the church has lost a great and good man, one 
who was ever true to the Old Book and true to 
his Master. Sunday morning a memorial service 
was held at Kirksville in memory of the one who 
has done so much for the church in that place. 
The writer also delivered the sermon on that oc- 
casion. We share with the many who knew him 
the feeling that we have lost a true and dear 
friend. 

The following poem read at the close of the 
sermon at Knox City is added by request of his 
daughter: 

' Sleep on beloved, sleep and take thy rest, 
Lay down thy head upon the Savior's breast; 
We loved thee well, but Jesus loved thee best — 
Good-night. 

Calm is thy slumber as an infant's sleep; 
But thou shalt wake no more to toil and weep; 
Thine is a perfect rest, secure and deep — 
Good-night. 

Until the shadows from this earth are cast; 
Until He gathers in His sheaves at last; 
Until the twilight gloom be overpast: — 
Good-night. 

********** 

Until made beautiful by love Divine, 
Thou in the likeness of thy Lord shall shine, 
And He shall bring that golden crown of thine — 
Good-night. 

Only "Good-night", beloved, not "farewell", 
A little while and all His saints shall dwell 
In hallowed union indivisible — 
Good-night. 

Until we meet again before His throne, 
Clothed in the spotless robe he gives nis own, 
Until we know even as we are known — 

Good-night. 
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To live and let live. 

To speak well of those who chide us. 

To be merciful that mercy may be 
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duties entrusted to us. 

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AGNES OF THE BAD LANDS 



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By J. BRECKENRIDGE ELLIS. 




No matter where the Bad Lands lay, 
whether in the heart of "downtown" New 
York, or along the water line of Chicago, 
or in St. Louis between Pine and Market 
streets, near Jefferson. It is enough that 
they lay in the heart of a great city, where 
the few sunbeams that peeped around the 
angles of huge overflowing tenement-houses 
had to make their way through billowing 
clouds of smoke rising from distilleries and 
soap factories. Somewhere near the cen- 
tre of the Bad Lands, stretched the district 
known as Death Valley — a section of the 
city where people did not live very long, 
not that they hastened to change their 
abodes for another part of town, but be- 
cause they left the town entirely,without the 
aid of a physician. It was, indeed, a net- 
work of dark and crooked streets, where 
crime and vice, one might imagine, would 
have darkened the sky if the sunlight had 
blazed overhead in all his splendor. 

In Death Valley stood the Court of 
Smoky Shadow. That is where Agnes 
lived. Three tenement-houses joined their 
corners, forming a square letter "C." The 
open side of the court bordered upon a 
dark narrow street that led to other dark 
narrow streets that in their turn led to 
other streets of like nature— or to the river. 

To Agnes, there seemed no escape from 
the darkness and the narrowness of her 
world. Only for an hour or so each day 
could the sun climb above the ragged sky- 
line formed by the irregular roofs of the 
three tenement-houses. And even then the 
smoke was always pouring overhead, turn- 
ing the sun to a dull yellow ball which 
one might gaze at with unblinking eyes. 
From a distillery that ran day and night, 
and from a soap factory, issued the two 
black rivers of ceaseless smoke. You could 
always smell the factory smoke and tell 
it from the other. Sometimes its odor was 
terrible, sometimes a gracious wind carried 
it another way; but one could always be 
aware of its presence. 

Agnes was only seven years old, but, al- 
though she was small for her age, she 
looked old — oh, how old she looked! And 
although she had never been to school a 
day in her life and couldn't have spelled 
"dog"' for you, she knew many, many 
things that girls of seventeen have not 
"come to" in their higher studies. For in- 
stance, she knew, when a voice called from 



the third-storv window of the middle tene- 
ment house "AGGIE !" that she must draw 
a bucket of water at the court hydrant and 
carry it up to the third story, and that she 
must be quick about it ; and that while she 
would never get a word of praise for obey- 
ing, she might get a slap or a blow of the 
fist, or a kick if she were slow in coming. 

Agnes had mastered this branch of sci- 
ence to such a degree that no matter what 
she might be engaged in, the call of "Ag- 
gie !" from her step-mother" made her spring 
instantly toward the hydrant, snatching up 
the bucket on the way. One beholding this 
step-mother might with reason inquire her 
object in sending for so much water, see- 
ing, that apparently none of it was wasted 
upon her own grimy exterior. Mrs. Hilton 
"did washing"' in her combination of bed- 
room, kitchen and laundry, for such of her 
friends as thought it worth while to make 
a stir about cleanliness. Mrs. Hilton, who, 
by the .way, was known by the less dignified 
title of "Cindy" had never shown the 
slightest kindness toward her little step- 
daughter; but as she was just as lavish of 
blows and abuse upon her own children, 
and quite as abstemious in the matter of 
endearment — being, indeed, a total abstainer 
when it came to kisses — Agnes could not 
complain of partiality to her two step-sis- 
ters and her step-brother, Dick. 

Mrs. Hilton might be accused of carry- 
ing her impartiality to the extent of real 
injustice 1 ; for whenever, in a fit of anger, 
she whipped one of the children, she always 
beat as many of the others as she could 
lay hand upon ; for it seemed that one 
child was insufficient to relieve her of the 
storm of fury in her breast. Once when 
the saloon-keeper's wife was chasing Jack 
across the court, a bystander remonstrated, 
saying, in language much too emphatic for 
publication, that Jack "hadn't done any- 
thing." 

"Don't I know that?" retorted the fleshy 
woman, panting and red-faced, but trium- 
phant, with Jack squirming under her burly 
arm. "But I tell you. Cindy is so mad, 
she'll just die of appleplexy if she don't 
get to take it out on somebody.'' 

Perhaps Agnes was small of form, thin 
of member, pinched of face, hollow of eye 
and scraggy of neck because Mrs. Hilton 
had so often "taken it out on her." But 
Mrs. Hilton was no exception to the women 



who lived in the Court of Smoky Shadow. 
At any time you might pass the square 
pavement with its hydrant in the middle, 
you would hear some child screaming, ac- 
companied by the thud of heavy blows, and 
any time you might peep into that enclos- 
ure of dirty walls and foul corners, you 
would see some weak-backed child going 
to the pump on a run, or leaving it, bent 
sideways by a brimming pail. 

But the carrying of water from the base- 
ment to the third floor, was only one branch 
that Agnes had mastered thus far in her 
education. Another course in which she 
was skillful was Being Somewhere Else 
when her father came "home." When her 
father started forth in the morning, it was 
different. He liked to see her then. One 
day he had stopped to pat her upon the 
head — what a day to remember! But when 
he came in at night he was always drunk. 
There was never an exception to this rule, 
Agnes often and often wished he would 
either forget to get drunk, just once, or 
that he would forget to come back. But 
those were two things he could remember 
perfectly. There was no use to ask him 
to remember anything else. 

And when he was drunk Mr. Hilton did 
not like people. He would quarrel and 
snarl at his wife until he fell asleep, and 
the four children would hide across the 
hall until his voice died away, then sneak 
into the room like criminals, and slip to 
the pallet in the corners — the six had but 
one room to live in. 

Once Mr. Hilton had been a better man, 
and it seemed that he was now all the 
worse, because he had been so different 
And yet, it is difficult to understand how 
the people of Smoky Shadow could have 
been much worse than they were. The first 
stories of the tenement houses were saloons 
which blazed all night long. And all night 
long the crunch of heavy boots on the sod- 
den bricks, the passing of feet up and 
down the stairways, the rattle of glasses. 
the moaning of suffering, the blows and 
curses, formed as much a real part of that 
world, as the nauseating, greasy odors by 
day. 

In such a scene as this, bounded by 
smoke and filthy walls, with a life given 
up to violence and crime and vice, a place 
shunned by the police, a quarter of the city 
where men's bones lay undiscovered in dark 
cellars, and murders were too usual to 
excite surprise, and sudden disappearances 
were attributed to the river as a matter of 
course, what can you expect of Agnes? 
What can you expect of this girl, or of the 
tens of thousands of children being born 
and being reared in the Bad Lands of the 
cities? Did Agnes grow up to form one in 
the great criminal class of ths world — that 
class which was made in its childhood? 
That, indeed, would be too every-day a 
story ! That the children of crime should 
become criminals is too evident. But it is 
because Agnes proved different from her 
kind that this story is written. 

This story of one pure life in the midst 
of corruption seems to me stranger than 
marvelous tales of adventure ; tor, that 
God can keep growing and blossoming the 
flower of innocence in one soul surrounded 
by the vile and vicious is, to my mind, 
more wonderful than the miracles of Christ. 
Agnes had always been different from 
the other children of Smoky Shadow, and 
the other children had felt it and mis- 
treated her. or ignored her according to 
their several natures. She did not know 
why she was different, but she felt the 
truth, and wondered and wished it were 
otherwise. Few were the games of inno- 



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cence in Death Valley of the Bad Lands, 
but games there were, for the most vic- 
iously stunted childhood longs to play. But 
no one wanted to play with Agnes. The 
children with whom she was thrown, swore 
with the drawing of their breath ; curses 
were the first words whose repetition had 
caught their infant minds. Agnes had 
never sworn since she could remember ; she 
didn't know why; she "just didn't." The 
young gathered in the corners of the court 
to chatter like old women, so skinny their 
arms and so peering their little eyes. Agnes 
didn't like to talk with them, she did not 
like the stories, the jokes, the laughter. 
Perhaps it was the foul breath that was 
lowered in recounting some story of vice; 
perhaps it was the snaky glitter in the eye 
when evil spoke from the tongue. Agnes 
didn't know. 

Of all the people Agnes knew, only one 
most remotely resembled her in nature ; 
that one was her father at, say, eight or 
nine in the morning; Mr. Hilton, therefore, 
was the only one Agnes loved. When he 
came home at night there were degrees in 
his drunkenness. When not too drunk, he 
took the little girl to dance at his favorite 
saloon. He played the violin with master 
skill, and as long as he played he could 
have as much liquor as he could drink. 
While he made himself drunker and drunk- 
er, Agnes danced and danced. And the 
men looked on and laughed and sometimes 
threw Agnes a dime and sometimes a quar- 
ter — for money came easy in the Bad Lands. 

One night as Mr. Hilton played his vio- 
lin with unsteady hand, and Agnes danced 
upon the table wearily — oh, so wearily, one 
of the spectators cried out angrily, "As 
God lives, Hilton, you will kill that child !" 

But Mr. Hilton cursed and drank and 
played on. The words of the bystander 
smote upon the child. She stared at him 
and stopped dancing. Was God a person? 
Did he live ? She had never heard of God, 
but she had heard his name In curses. 
They had meant no more to her than other 
oaths. So deep was her wonder, that the 
next morning when her father rose from 
his bed of straw, red-eyed and uncombed, 
and started forth, Agnes followed timidly. 
She followed him down one flight of stairs 
and then another, until at last he heard 
the sound of her bare feet. 

He wheeled about, and seeing who it was, 
looked almost kind. "Well, Agnes? Don't 
follow me, girl. Your mother'll want you." 

She said shyly, "Papa, do you remember 
vvhat that man said to you last night?" 

( 'No," said Mr. Hilton starting and star- 
ing fixedly. "What did he say?" 

"He said that God lives. Papa, who is 
God?" 

His face grew black in marvelous trans- 
formation. "Listen, girl," he said, grasp- 
ing her thin arm cruelly, "never mention 
that name to me as long as you live. Do 
you hear?" His manner grew wild, fren- 
zied. "I say, do you hear?" he repeated, 
shaking her back and forth. "Never men- 
tion that name if you don't want me to kill 



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The Minister's Mother. 

BY SUSAN HUBBARD MARTIN. 

The richest parishioner of the little 
church told the pastor on prayer meeting 
night, that she was going on a journey, 
and then she spoke of the proposed route. 

"Why, your way leads through Finley," 
the minister exclaimed, his pale face light- 
ing up, "and at Finley lives — my mother. 
I wonder if you could — if you would stop 
and see her?" 

The richest parishioner looked into her 
pastor's expressive face. 

"I am going to stop there two days," 
she answered, gently, "and I shall be very 
pleased to call upon her. How long since 
you have seen her?" she queried, still 
gently. 

A shadow crossed the minister's face. 
"Five years, in reality, but in spirit I am 
always with her. My blessed mother! No 
son has a better one." Then, with wistful 
insistence, "You are sure you will stop at 
Finley?" 

"Very sure, and I will bring you back 
your mother's every word." 

The richest parishioner arrived in Finley 
in due time. 

"Aunt Katherine," she said to the elderly 
relative she was visiting, "my pastor's 
mother lives in this town. Perhaps you 
know her?" 

Aunt Katherine, comely and comfortable, 
was bustling about in the kitchen. "What 
is her name?" she asked. 

"McDonald— Mrs. Rachel McDonald." 

Aunt Katherine came to the window and 
pointed to a dwelling only a little distance 
up the street, small and unpretentious and 
guarded bv a white picket fence. 

"Mrs McDonald lives there," replied 
Aunt Katherine. "I know her well, one of 
my best neighbors and almost the oldest 
inhabitant." 

"Will you go with me to see her, then?" 
asked the niece. 

"Gladly, and whenever you like." 

And so it happened that same afternoon 
they knocked at Rachel McDonald's door. 
A woman, large, noble and white-haired, 
opened it. She glanced at her two visitors, 
at the older woman with a smile of wel- 
come, at the younger one with gentle kind- 
ness, quite unmixed, with .curiosity. . 

"My niece — Mrs. Percival — Mrs. McDon- 
ald," announced Aunt Katherine. "She 
came to see you because she's from your 
son's town in the west and a member of 
his church." 

"Ah !" It was good to see how the beau- 
tiful old face lighted up. "From my son's 
church. Oh, what a privilege it is to see 
you ! Five years — five years since I last 
saw him. Is he well — is he quite well? He 
was never strong — but come in — come in." 

She ushered them into a clean little room 
with braided rugs about and plants bloom- 
ing in the windows. A bouquet of carna- 
tions stood in a vase on a small table cov- 
ered with a white cloth. 

"I had a birthday last week and my son 
sent me these. They were quite fresh, all 
but one, and I put that away to press. Mal- 
colm knows how I love flowers. Now sit 
down and tell me about my boy — of his 
work, of his wife, of the baby I have never 
seen." 

And so the richest parishioner, sitting 
opposite the strong, noble mother in that 
humble room, told what she knew. She 
spoke of the minister's Bible class, the 
young men's league he had inaugurated, 
the sermons he preached, the souls he had 
converted, the calls he made, the friends 
he held, and his kindness to the sick and 
weak and afflicted. 

The old. mother sat and listened, losing 
not a word. Her wrinkled hands were 
clasped together, her head bent forward. 

"It's just as I knew it would be," she 
answered dreamily. "Malcolm was always 
such a blessing to his mother. And he 



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heart hungers for him — it would grieve 
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boy that I used to rock to sleep — whose 
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"How alike thev are," she mused, "and 
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Kate Percival thought of it now. She 
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melted into tears. 

"Me!" she cried. 

"Why not — you must see your son's 
church and the parsonage and the baby — 
and the son himself." 

Kate Percival had risen and had taken 
hold of the wrinkled hand. "You will 
come, will you not?" she entreated, gently, 
for his sake — he loves you so." 

And so it came that the son who could 
not go to see his mother had his mother 
brought to him. 

An Eastern train two weeks later 
steamed into the little western station. 
Among the passengers were two people, one 
woman, young and beautiful, with an older 
one, wrinkled and white-haired, vet with a 
commanding grace and dignity all her own. 

A man, tall and pale, with eager eyes, was 
waiting. As she came down the steps of 
the car, the older woman saw him. 

"Mother!" he cried, striding toward her 
and folding her in his arms. "Oh, mother, 
mother." 

"My son," she whispered in a choked 
voice. 

He dropped his head upon her breast and 
the two stood quite still, wrapped in each 
other's arms. The richest parishioner had 
turned away, but the next moment the 
minister grasped her by the hand. 

"Let me thank you," he cried, brokenly. 

"Don't," she entreated, smilingly. "Don't, 

for if you do, I warn you, I shall ." 

And then the beautiful lips quivered. "I 
— I have no mother, she died two years ago. 
Can you not see how pleased — what a privi- 
lege I deemed it to bring you yours?" 

The minister looked into her face and 
saw the grief that a mother's loss must ever 
bring. 

"God bless you," he murmured. "God 
bless you. Yes — yes, I understand." — 
Ram's Horn. 

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January. 

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Sleepers in Church. 

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old record is furnished by Elsie E. Hatch 
for the New England Magazine: 

"1646. June ye 3: Allen Bridges hath 
bin clios to wake ye sleepers in meeting. 
And being much proud of his place must 
need have a fox-tail fixed to the end of a 
long staff, wherewith he may brush the 
faces of them yt will have napps in time 
of discourse ; likewise a sharpe thorne 
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sounde* One ye last Lord, His day, as he 
strutted about ye meeting house he did spy 
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his head kept steadie by being in ye corner, 
and his hand grasping ye rail. And so 
spying, Allen did quicklie thrust his staff 
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ous prick upon ye hande. Whereupon Mr. 
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he had committed, lie seemed much abashed, 
but did not speake. And I thinke he will 
not soon againe go to sleep in ye meeting. 
Ye women may some time sleep and none 
know it by reason of their enormous bon- 
nets. Mr. Whiting doth pleasantlie say yt 
from ye pulpit he doth seem to be preach- 
ing to stacks of straw with men sitting 
here and there among them." 

A Bit of Secretary Shaw's Philosophy. 

Leslie M. Shaw, Secretary of the Treas- 
ury, is quoted in The World To-day, for 
January, by F. G. Moorhead, as follows: 

"When I firstj began teaching school they 
gave me the toughest school in the neigh- 
borhood. Some of the boys were bigger 
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day; when I called on one of the big boys 
to spell bucket, he spelled 'p-a-i-1' and gig- 
gled. This started the rest of the room 
giggling, too. I saw I'd have my hands 
full in a minute. I had to do something. 
I waited for the giggling to stop, then I 
caught that boy's eyes and we began star- 
ing at ^ach other. I don't know how long 
we kept it up, but I know the whole room 
was watching us in silence. I didn't say 
a word until, pretty soon, the boy blinked 
and dropped his gaze on the floor. 'Now, 
then,' I remarked, 'you spell bucket. But 
there was still some fight in him and he 
tried to raise his eyes to me. He got them 
as high as the top of my desk and there 
they stuck. 'Spell bucket,' said I, more 
sternly. He made one more attempt, but 
his eyes slid down to the top of my desk. 
'Bucket,' I shouted in my deepest voice. 
'B-u-c-k-e-t,' he said, meekly, and went on 
looking at the top of my "desk. I didn't 
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"But what did the top of the desk have 
to do with it?" the Secretary was asked. 

"H'm, well, you see, I had a three-quar- 
ter inch hickory stick there to help my eyes 
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until he had had his laugh out that he 
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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 3, 1907. 



Woman's Greatest Opportunity . 



By VIRGINIA HEARNE. 



I have come in touch with many women 
in mam- kinds of homes. Nothing has so 
impressed me as their utter failure to see 
the significance of their position as mis- 
tresses of homes. One and another has 
spoken envious words of the possibilities 
of service that were mine in a semi-public 
life of active church work. I have tried to 
lead some to realize their own infinitely 
greater opportunities. To some rare souls 
I have even tried to reveal the results of 
my experience in an effort to make them 
comprehend the magnitude of their oppor- 
tunity. I am increasingly convinced that of • 
all the gifts granted to women, none is 
comparable to this gift of home-making. 
In my college days I became interested in 
woman's suffrage, but this interest has been 
nearly lost since I have seen how women 
fail to govern their own homes and their 
own children. 

The women are all so busy — so busy — 
and what are they doing? In the poorer 
classes they work out — their children adrift 
anywhere ; in the middle classes they cook 
foolishly elaborate meals, overtrim their 
own and their children's clothing, or they 
gossip and do fancy work while their chil- 
dren are rushed off to school or else play 
in the streets without supervision. 

The women of wealth fill their lives with 
so-called society duties ; their children have 
no home and even very little childhood. 
Mothers go to clubs and parties of every 
variety, and even to so-called church duties 
— with small thought for the where- 
abouts of their children. Mr. Cleveland 
may be too harsh in his denunciation of 
clubs, but it is true that no club and no in- 
stitution can ever be substituted for a gra- 
cious home — and Americans are losing 
their beautiful home life. When Dr. Oxer 
returned from India she was greatly trou- 
bled about the anxious, overburdened 
women of America. She said that when 
she thought of the leisure of the Hindu 
women her sympathy was not all for the 
women of India. 

The mistress of the home spends much 
time in tending it. and artistically furnish- 
ing it with a thousand useless things. She 
makes it beautiful within and attractive 
without and then does not use it — she does 
not even know how to use it. She has 
"tithed anise and mint and cummin, but 
she has left undone the weightier things of 
the law." 

How many women have any really defin- 
ite aim in life? Why should women sigh to 
exert a small influence over many people 
when they have it in their power to influ- 
ence a few so strongly that the effect may 
really count in the sum total? Jesus 
touched the masses, but he trained the 
twelve. 

It is through the home that the "good- 
man of the house" is to gain that courage 
and that faith which is to enable him to 
live bravely and fairly in the world. And 
then the children ! Through the whole life 
the mind goes back to the early home, and 
if it was a real home, the child gone forth 
is made strong in many a moment of de- 
spair. Do you remember Walt Whitman's 
wonderful picture of the child who went 
forth ? The child became what he saw ; the 
apple blossom, the early lilac, the mother's 
quiet face, the children going to school, the 
reeling drunkard in the street — all became 
a part of the child as he went forth into 
the world. 

"There was a child went forth one day, 
and the first object he looked upon, that ob- 
ject he became; and that object became a 
part of him for the day or a certain part of 
a day, or for many years or stretching cy- 
cles of years." 

I have been frequently asked if my work 
made me pessimistic, and I have answered 



that my wonder only grew that such good 
men and women could come from such 
poorly trained children. Most children, 
like Topsy, "just grow." Mothers do their 
conventional duties to their children, but 
very few of them realize that whether they 
will or no, they do fashion the characters 
of their children. 

First of all, then, the mistress of a home 
must see that it fulfills its mission to her 
own family. But she can only do this by 
comprehending that her home has also a 
mission to the world at large. Society is 
made of families, and each family is a part 
of society. We might compare the rela- 
tion to a tree with its foliage — each leaf 
has its own life and its own function as a 
part of the tree ; but the tree would die 
without its foliage, and the leaves only live 
through the life that pervades the whole 
tree. » 

The housewife has not time to give to 
the world? Then, I say, she must make 
time. The family cannot spare the money? 
I tell you they must spare it. Like Mrs. 
Wiggs, they can put more water in the 
soup. It was vastly better for Billy to 
hear his bread splash when he swallowed it 
than to have permitted him to grow selfish 
and inhospitable. 

I knew a family who had lost heavily in 
the Civil War, and a security debt left them 
nearly penniless. The father had been so 
wounded that he never wholly recovered ; 
and, having been the son of a gentleman, 
he did not know how to work for a living. 
When I first knew the family they lived in 
a simple little home. They had no carpets, 
no curtains, scarcely chairs enough to go 
round. There were six children and a half- 
blind mother. These children went bare- 
footed, perhaps nearly hungry, but they 
were happy children, for their mother was 
brave of heart. She taught them simple 
pleasures and strong virtues. If Christmas 
saw them unable to purchase gifts, they 
filled their stockings with paper and blocks; 
they forced back their disappointment and 
made merry. If guests came, means were 
resorted to worthy of Mrs. Wiggs, but the 
guests were sure of their welcome. Was 
there a friendless person in the neighbor- 
hood, he was the special charge of that 
family. Was there illness, all knew where 
to send for help. These children had al- 
most no advantages outside of home, but 
everv one of them has grown to noble man- 
hood, while a thousand other lives have 
been uplifted by the life they lived "by the 
side of the road." After the cliildren were 
grown, and life was less strenuous, the 
mother explained one day why they con- 
tinued to live so simply. "You knowthe 
less we spend on draperies and hangings 
the more we have for our brother in 
need." t 

I knew one woman who gave her Sun- 
days to lonely young cadets living in a 
dormitory. One of the mountain boys said 
to her : "I have been in college three years, 
and yours is the only home I have entered 
in this city." (And it was a Southern city 
famed for its hospitality!) 

One of our own young editors lived in 
Chicago for a whole year, and was only 
thrice asked to share in a family meal. C. 
M. Sharpe's article on hospitality was 
needed. His story of the negress who 
believed one ought to "tribulate" when the 
Lord sent tribulation was to the point. 

I would have every home be a Neigh- 
borhood House — and why not? This 
would only take from the home that which 
it was best the home should spare, and no 
more — but no less. The home-maker must 
remember that the iceman, the milk-boy, 
the servant, the clerk in the store, the 
chance caller, the neighbor, the fellow- 
churchman, the preacher, each and all, have 
a real claim upon her home. 



We might add a verse like this to Foss' 
"House by the Side of the Road:" 

There are many who strive and many who perish, 

For the lack of a friendly touch; 
There are many to hearten and many to cherish, 

If we love not ourselves overmuch. 
Just a thought — a word — some part of ourself — 

This is the way of 'God's infinite plan 
For those who would live on the side of the road 

And be a friend to man. 

Where is there an end to the possibilities 
of the home? And nothing has been said 
of civic duties, nor of the co-operation of 



What Sulphur Does 



For the Human Body in Health and 
Disease. 



COSTS NOTHING TO TRY. 

The mention of sulphur will recall to 
many of us the early days when our moth- 
ers and grandmothers gave us our daily 
dose of sulphur and molasses every spring 
and fall. 

It was the universal spring and fall 
"blood purifier," tonic and cure-all, and, 
mind you, this old-fashioned remedy was 
not without merit. 

The idea was good, but the remedy was 
crude and unpalatable, and a large quantity 
had to be taken to get any effect. 

Nowadays we get all the beneficial effects 
of sulphur in a palatable, concentrated 
form, so that a single grain is far more 
effective than a tablespoonful of the crude 
sulphur. 

In recent years research and experiment 
have proven that the best sulphur for medi- 
cinal use is that obtained from Calcium 
(Calcium Sulphide) and sold in drug stores 
under the name of Stuart's Calcium Wa- 
fers. They are small chocolate coated pel- 
lets and contain the active medicinal prin- 
ciple of sulphur in a highly concentrated, 
effective form. 

Few people are aware of the value of this 
form of sulphur in restoring and maintain- 
ing bodily vigor and health ; sulphur acts 
directly on the liver and excretory organs 
and purifies and enriches the blood by the 
prompt elimination of waste material. 

Our grandmothers knew this when they 
dosed us with sulphur and molasses every 
spring and fall, but the crudity and im- 
purity of ordinary flowers of sulphur were 
often worse than the disease, and can not 
compare with the modern concentrated 
preparations of sulphur, of which Stuart's 
Calcium Wafers is undoubtedly the best 
and most widely used. 

They are the natural antidote for liver 
and kidney troubles, and cure constipation 
and purify the blood in a way that often 
surprises patient and physician alike. 

Dr. R. M. Wilkins, while experimenting 
with sulphur remedies, soon found that the 
sulphur from Calcium was superior to any 
other form. He says : "For liver, kidney 
and blood troubles especially when resulting 
from constipation or malaria, I have been 
surprised at the results obtained from 
Stuart's Calcium Wafers. In patients suf- 
fering from boils and pimples and even 
deep-seated carbuncles, I have repeatedly 
seen them dry up and disappear in four or 
five days, leaving the skin clear and smooth. 
will find in Stuart's Calcium Wafers a far 
proprietary article and sold by druggists, 
and for that reason tabooed by many phy- 
sicians, yet I know of nothing so safe and 
reliable for constipation, liver and kidney 
troubles, and especially in all forms of skin 
diseases, as this remedy." 

At any rate people who are tired of pills, 
cathartics and so-called blood "purifiers" 
will find in Stuart's Calcium Wafers a far 
safer, more palatable and effective prepa- 
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January 3. 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



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home-makers working together for the 
'common good. 

I have been interested in listening to the 
convictions of many exceedingly useful un- 
married women, and I have not met one 
who has not advised' young women to 
' marry and make a home. One of these 
splendid women said to me recently: "Yes, 
there is a work for us unmarried women to 
do, and a noble work ; but, after all, it is 
an abnormal life. When I see a woman in 
her home, really controlling it and truly 
traini-ng her children, I bow mv head before 
her." 

Such homes are all too few, but an in- 
creasing number of children are learning 
their power of ministering through a home. 
A busy mother told me a little story with 
great glee the other day. She had heard a 
"'literary" woman boasting of her work to 
a mother of seven children. At last the 
boastful one seemed to come to herself and 
■ceased abruptly with, "but 3-011 do not 
write, I believe." The mother, with a wave 
of her hand toward her little- group, re- 
sponded proudly. "Oh. but I do. I am writ- 
ing seven volumes at once." 

The interest in Domestic Science is a 
long step in the right direction, but we want 
the larger science of Home-making. Our 
college women do not need to measure 
themselves against men in the work of the 
world, for they can remake the world if 
they will only learn that it is . theirs to 
mould the next generation as they will in 
their very own laboratory — the home. 
President King says there are no condi- 
tions in general, only conditions in particu- 
lar. Then let women still their longings 
for the general big world, and learn that 
their own home is as much a part of the 
world, and a far more vital part of it, than 
anything that could be crowded into its 
place. 

® @ 

If you wish to be miserable, think about 
yourself, about what you want, what you 
like, what respect people ought to pay you. 
In this way you can spoil everything, make 
misery out of everything, and be as 
wretched as you choose. — Charles Kings- 
lev. 



He Knew. 

"Can any little boy," asked the new 
teacher, "tell me the difference between 
a lake and an ocean?" 

"I can," replied Edward, whose wis- 
dom had been learned from experience. 
"Lakes are much pleasanter to swallow 
when you fall in." 



Just Call Me Cat. 

Mother had been trying to teach little 
three-year-old Dorothy to spell her name 
but with poor success. At last she said 
that no one would think her very smart 
if she couldn't spell her own name. 

"Well," exclaimed Dorothy, "why 
didn't you just call me cat, and then it 
would be easy to spell? Big names make 
little girls tired." — Sacred Heart Review: 



Gen. Sherman once had occasion to stop 
at a country home where a tin basin and 
a roller towel on the back porch sufficed for 
the family's ablutions. For two mornings 
the small boy of the household watched in 
silence the visitor's efforts at making a toi- 
let under the unfavorable auspices, but 
when on the third day the toothbrush, nail- 
file, whisk-broom etc.. had been duly used 
and returned to their places in the traveler's 
grip, he could suppress his curiosity no 
longer, so boldly put the question : "Say, 
mister, air you always that much trouble 
to vou'se'f?" — Junior Christian Endeavor 
World. 



"MY POP." 



BY WILBUR D. NESBIT. 



My Pop, when he goes to work 

He lets me go with him part way: 
He'll catch the street car with a jerk 

An' call "Good-by," an' then I'll stay 
Right on the corner till I see 

The street car turn way off somewhere, 
An' think of what he says to me 

Sometimes: "We'll take life share and share. 
'Cause you and me are pardners, Jim," 
An' I couldn't do without him, 

An' he 
Couldn't do without me. 

You see, we're all there is; just Pop 

An' me; that's all there is of us. 
He says that's why we mustn't stop 

Our good times long enough to fuss 
Or scold each other, but we'll just 

Have all our good times share and share. 
"We'll eat our cake, or eat our crust, 

An' always have a crumb to spare," 
He says, "to them that's worse off, Jim!" 
An' I couldn't do without him, 

An' he 
Couldn't do without me. 



A Boys' Town. 

The trustees of the Winona, Ind., as- 
sembly have announced that they have 
authorized Judge William Brown, of 
Salt Lake Juvenile Court, to organize a 
town to be populated by five thousand 
boys, policed and governed by them for 
their pleasure and profit, as a feature of 
the coming year's assembly. The boys 
will live in tents, and, in connection with 
it, there will be a school for Y. M. C. A., 
officers, Sunday-school, public schools, 
juvenile court judges and settlement 
workers. 



Questions For All. 

Have I, as a church member, paid any- 
thing to the church during the past year? 

Do I know how much I have paid? 

Am I satisfied with that amount? 

Have I paid what I promised the Mas- 
ter? 

Am I leaving it for others to supply what 
I enjoy? 

Do I allow others to purchase my tickets 
to the theater or entertainments ; to the 
park ; provide my board and clothes ? 

Can I enjoy Christmas, the presents I 
give or receive in memory of Christ until I 
answer these, questions fairly and consci- 
entiously? 

$ • 

Nor Indians With Indian Pudding. 

Simeon Ford tells of a woman in a Chi- 
cago hotel who was known as the most 
inveterate "kicker" the hostelry had ever 
known : 

One evening at dessert the lady, who was 
always complaining, asked why the dish 
served her was called "ice cream pud- 
ding." 

"If you don't like it, ma'am, I'll bring you 
something else," suggested the polite 
negro. 

"Oh, it's very nice," responded the lady. 
"What I object to is that it should be called 
ice cream pudding. It's wrongly named. 
There should be ice cream served with it." 

"Yes, ma'am," replied the waiter, "but 
that's jest our name for it. Lots o' dishes 
that way. Dey don't bring you a cottage 
with cottage pudding, you know." 

Fairy Dot. 

Such lovely stories as Aunt Emily 
could .tell — stories of fairies and goblins 
and of little flaxen haired princesses ! And 
how Dottie Dudley did love to hear 
them! 

"I think, Aunt Emily," said Dot, "that 
I like best of all the story of the wish 
fairy. I wish I were a fairy, and that I 
could just grant wishes, wishes, all day 
long." 

And what do you suppose Aunt Emily 



No matter if he's tired at night 

He's got the time to sing to me, . 
An' see how well I read an' write — 

Or mebbe, if it's pleasant he . 
Will take me on a trolley ride 

Or to a show, or to the park, 
An' hug fne close up to his side 

When we ride home, 'way after dark; 
An' he'll say: "Good old pardner Jim!" 
An' 1 couldn't do without him, 

An' he 
Couldn't do without me. 

My ma's in heaven — she went there 

So long ago that I forget 
About her, 'cept her pretty hair 

An' soft white hands that used to pet 
Me like Pop does now. An' so 

Sometimes I think when my Pop goes 
To heaven, he'll wait in the glow 

Before the gate they never close 
An' tell the angels: "Wait for Jim, 
'Cause I couldn't do without him 

An' he 
Couldn't do without me." • . 



did? Made the loveliest crown of shining 
gold paper, and put little blue bows and 
bells on Dottie',. shoes and a sash round 
her waist and a wand of glistening paper 
stars in her hand; and little Dottie Dud- 
ley was transformed into a sweet little 
hazel-eyed fairy. Aunt Emily kissed her 
and sent her off to "Fairy Dell." 

"O, dear," said grandma, "I wish I 
could find my glasses!" 

And away Fairy Dot flew, upstairs and 
downstairs, and back came grandma's 
glasses. Grandma's wish came true. 

"O," said little brother John, "I wish 
someone would help me put my soldiers 
away." 

And there on the spot 
Was Fairy Dot. 

Mother wished her flowers were 
watered, and father wished for his news- 
paper; Aunt Emily wished for someone 
to help stir the cake and seed the 
raisins, and Bridget wished she knew 
what the clock said ; Towser looked as 
though he wanted a drink, and the kitten 
begged for some milk; and there were 
wishes, wishes, verywhere in "Fairy 
Dell." Wasn't it good Fairy Dot was 
there ! — Bessie C. Clymer, in the Kinder- 
garten Review. 

A Willful Waste. 

"He has a quick temper, you know,' 
was the excuse given by a friend in be- 
half of a boy's rude act. 

"Is he quick at his lessons?" was the 
question. 

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— The following notice of one of our 
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look:'' 

Helps to Faith. By J. H. Garrison. Christian 
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It is a dynamic and moral rather than a doc- 
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liefs or creeds, but much on personal allegiance 
to Jesus as "the Way, the Truth, and the Life." 
At the same time various points of intellectual 



difficulty with certain . doctrines are incidentally 
touched in a way to relieve the difficulty.", • Still J 
more might, have been done in this line, and the 
conception of faith in Christ for salvation front 
sin needs expansion into the thought of faith 
as a looking to and following him as our "Cap- 
tain" in a soldierly service. 

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"I have taken some time and trouble to go 
carefully through "Gloria in Excelsis." I find 
myself in a constant and growing delight at the 
splendid selection and adaptation not only in what 
the collection contains, but in what it does not 
include. There is no disappointment and that is- 
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your faithful and careful work. — J. A. Joyce, Cor. 
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The following to the editor from a 
brother who does not often rush into print 
is a fair specimen letter of many each 
day's mail brings to the editor's desk: 

I want to tell you how helpful and encourag- 
ing your optimistic editorials are. While there 
are possibly many who are disturbed by certain 
apparent aberrations in the theology of some of 
our thinking brethren, and these are the more 
ready to speak out, I am sure there are many 
thousands who are in blissful ignorance of the 
fact, or hopefully conscious of the power of the 
truth. Mainy who are glad to be led to think 
of the "true" and "pure" and "lovely." 

Let us not fail to see the sun in our determin- 
ation to magnify the sun-spots. We are glad to 
have you pluck the roses and strew them in our 
pathway and keep out the thorns as much as pos- 
sible. We are glad you like to do this. Riley 
says, 

"For the world is full of roses, 
And the roses full of dew, 
And the dew is full of the love of God 
That drips for me and you." 

I am sure I speak for the many who seldom 
rush into print when I say we like tne policy of 
your oaper. L. E. MURRAY. 

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ABRAHAM, The Friend of God and Father 
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TACOB, The Father of the Twelve Tribes. 

TOSEPH, The Savior of His People. 

MOSES, The Leader, Lawgiver and Literatus. 

TOSH U A, The Father of His Country. 

GIDEON, The Mighty Man of Valor. 

TEPHTHAH, The Misinterpreted Judge. 

ELL The Pious Priest but Indulgent Parent. 

SAUL, The First King of Israel. 

DAVID, The Great Theocratic King. 

SOLOMON, The Grand Monarch of Israel. 

ELITAH, The Prophet of Fire. 

JONAH, The Recreant but Repentant Prophet. 

DANIEL, The Daring Statesman and Prophet. 

BALAAM, The Corrupt Prophet and Diviner. 

ABSALOM, The Reckless and Rebellious 
Son. . , „ 

NEHEMIAH, The Jewish Patriot and Re- 
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THE CHRISTIAN -EVANGELIST. 



January io. 1907. 



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 


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he brighter age to be. 


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faith against tradition, 


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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. 




J. H. Garrison. 



CONTENTS. 



36 



Centennial Propaganda 

Current Events 

Editorial — 

The Question of Our Future 37 

A New Study of Some Old Doc/ 

trines 37 

The Making of Men 38 

Notes and Comments 38 

Editor's Easy Chair 39 

Contributed Articles — 

Co-ordination of Religious Educa- 
tional Agencies. W. J. McKit- 

trick. D. D 40 

A Battleground of Character. Robert 

P. Shepherd 41 

The Aims of a Christian College. C. 

B. Coleman 42 

As Seen from the Dome. F. D. 

Power 44 

Facing a Great Danger. J. M. 

Rudy 45 

Our Budget 47 

New-; from Many Fields 51 

The Work of the Year ,.53 

Evangelistic 54 

Christian Endeavor 55 

Midweek Prayer-meeting 55 

Sunday-school 56 

People's Forum 57 

The Home Department 58 



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CENTENNIAL GLEAMINGS. 



H. A. Denton, Missouri Superintendent 
of Christian Endeavor for the Disciples, is 
one of "Father" Clark's ablest lieutenants. 
With pleasure we convey to hosts of young- 
hearts his earnest appeal to chivalrous 
youth for personal consecration and en- 
thusiastic endeavor to realize the hopes of 
the brotherhood finding expression at the 
Buffalo convention. The age of chivalry 
is not in the past. There was never greater 
need for it than now. What bugle can 
arouse more heroism in a noble heart than 
these calls to enlist in the army of soul 
winners, or to help the Tenth Legion in its 
attempts to overcome prevailing greed, and 
to make known the Saviour and the beauty 
of holiness to all the world ! 



R. A. Long, of Kansas City, has made 
another proposal. We heard the other 
day of a man who had gone into part- 
nership with the Lord. Each succeeding 
year since May, 1893, he has written on 
the fly-leaf of his ledger a promise to 
act as God's steward in a definite man- 
ner. This Minneapolis man gave half 
of the $5,000 he made last year to the 
Lord's work, and has no desire to go 
back to his old way of doing business. 

We do not know whether Brother 
Long has any such definite plan of giv- 
ing, but we believe he can be numbered 
among our princely givers, and that in 
his _ gifts he always seeks to inspire the 
giving spirit in others. And Brother 
Long is original. At the annual dinner 
given by Brother and Sister Combs to 
more than one hundred church offi- 
cers and workers, Brother Long was 
among the speakers. He said that 
what he could do for the Centennial 
he wanted to do through the church of 
which he was a member. He thought 
the time had come when the church, the 
Bible school and the Christian Endeavor 
society could each bear its share of the 
Centennial campaign, and each one of 
these he thought ought to give $5,000. If 
they did. he would contribute in each 
case $2,500. This would make $15,000 
from the Independence Boulevard 
church, Brother Long contributing 
$7,500. But there is something more. 
Brother Long stated that he desired 
very much to take part in the Pittsburg 
gathering and he wanted a large delega- 
tion from his church for its sake to be 
present. Thereupon he invited all the 
officers and workers present to go with 
him on his own private car, all expenses, 
hotel and others, to be paid by himself. 

® @ 
Christian Endeavor and Centennial. 

BY H. A. DENTON. 

At the recent Buffalo convention the in- 
terests of Christian Endeavor were not 
neglected, and in the coming preparation 
for the celebration of the one hundredth 
anniversary of the Declaration and Address 
Christian Endeavor will be in the front 



rank of those interests which represent the 
Disciples. The following report of the 
special committee on Christian Endeavor 
will indicate the advance steps before our 
young people : 

Your Committee on Christian Endeavor sub- 
mits the following report : 

1. That the Forward Mission Study Course 
be extended in every possible way. 

2. That literature upon American Missions 
be selected and that our Societies be enlisted 
in the study of Home Missions. 

13. That the Tenth Legion — or systematic 
giving — be fostered to the end, that our young 
people be educated in the fellowship of giving. 

4. That the interdenominational opportu- 
nities offered by state and interstate and na- 
tional conventions of the United Society of 
Christian Endeavor be used by our young peo- 
ple as in the past, for the furtherance of the 
mission of God's people. 

5. That our Centennial aims be kept before 
the young people, and that education in our 
history be promoted in ,'conn/ection with the 
same. 

6. That uniform leaflets on the fundamen- 
tal principles and plans of Christian En- 
deavor work adapted to our needs, be prepared 
by the National Superintendent, to be used by 
himself and State Superintendents, expenses 
to be paid out of National Superintendent's 
expense fund. 

7. That a systematic effort be made to en- 
list all our societies in a campaign of increase 
and betterment. 

8. That pastors be enlisted in the . organ- 
ization of classes in soul winning and personal 
work to the end that we may have young peo- 
ple who can read the Bible and talk with the 
unconverted. 

9. That our National Superintendent rep- 
resent all our national interests and societies 
and see to it that the great army of young 
people in our communion be symmetrically de- 
veloped in spiritual exercise and ministration. 

10. Our opportunity with the youn" people 
of the Society of Christian Endeavor is worthy 
of so great a people as we, and we would dis- 
courage on the one hand any tendency to be 
a thing apart from the church and, on the 
other hand, any disposition to suspect our En- 
deavor hosts of a cooling ardor. 

11. We are not unmindful of the faithful 
work of our National Superintendent, R. H. 
Waggener, and we express our regret at his 
announcement of his intention to retire from 
the work. 

12. That the National Superintendent be left 
free, as in the past, to plan and prosecute his 
work, to prepare his national program, to have 
his usual time for program, Saturday night, 
and that he be furnished money for the neces- 
sarv expenses of his work. 

Submitted in the warmth and - hope of Chris- 
tian Endeavor. 

H. A. Denton, Chairman. 

E. I. Meacham, O. 

G. P.. Van Arsdall. la. 

L. G. Batman, Pa. 

E. R. Edwards, Ind. 

A recent letter from the new National 
Superintendent. Claude E. Hill, Mobile. 
Ala., tells of plans under way to carry out 
the report of the committee, and, in addi- 
tion to this, to advance our young peoples' 
work most vigorously. No one who knows 
Brother Hill doubts for a minute that he 
will do this. Let us rally to him in this 
matter. 

The State Superintendents can share 
largelv in this work. Think what a work 
could be done if every state superintendent 
should set himself to the matter of increas- 
ing the membership, each in his own state. 
Last June -closed a year's campaign in Mis- 
souri which added 5,000 members to the 
societies. There is yet opportunity in the 
increase and betterment p 1 an, and you can 



invent some new feature, offer some special 
inducement to the societies, or do some- 
thing that will stir an unusual interest. Let 
us all move together. 

State Boards, and the program commit- 
tees of state conventions, can render help 
by giving Christian Endeavor a place wor- 
thy of the great cause that it is. In my ex- 
perience as an Endeavor superintendent, I 
have had many a fight for time and a 
place, but, the Lord be thanked, the impor- 
tunate prayer, and the ceaseless coming, has 
not failed to secure what was wanted. Im- 
agine some of these old brethren in bed 
with their pet notions and favored inter- 
ests, the doors closed, ready to sleep the 
sleep of self-satisfaction, saying to Miss 
Christian Endeavor when she calls for shel- 
ter and comfort and a hearing: "Oh, I am 
in bed, and my children, dear little pets, are 
in with me. and besides my 'jints' are 
stiff, and I don't believe in new things 
anyway — don't bother me." Pray on, and 
knock on, Miss Christian Endeavor, it will 
do the old man good to crawl out and 
limber up his 'jints.' 

Local leadership is sorely needed. One 
consecrated and gifted young man or 
woman in a church, and the rest is as- 
sured. And nearly every church has at 
least one. Where this is the case, all things 
are possible. Look over the brotherhood. 
Count the wonderful advances in several 
hitherto ploddino" churches, and what is the 
secret? The consecration of some compe- 
tent local leader. Young man, } r oung 
woman, if this means you in your circle, 
large or small, will you not give the^Lord 
two of the best years of your life between 
now and Pittsburg 1909? 

We sorely need some half dozen well 
written pamphlets on different phases of 
our Christian Endeavor work, taking up the 
subject from how to organise to how to 
reach out into all lines of work. These 
the National Superintendent is amply com- 
petent to write. He is no doubt at work 
upon these plans now. We need to put a 
little more money into this department, if 
greater things are to be accomplished by 
the Centennial. It costs money to print, 
but it brings results. It pays. We need 
several one page leaflets answering the most 
common questions and difficulties that con- 
front the societies. We need these printed 
in such numbers as will enable all the 
state superintendents to have each a good 
supply for wise use. 

It is not ours now to discuss whether 
Christian Endeavor has spent its force, but 
it is ours to rally the thouands of young 
people, acquaint them with the old plea, 
tell them of our splendid Jiistory, of our 
unique mission, and consecrate them, soul 
and money, to the work that is before us. 

Secretaries, pastors, leaders, shall Chris- 
tian Endeavor serve her full purpose among 
us and add to our thousands assembled at 
Pittsburg 1909? Shall the Endeavor session 
of that memorable convention be the great- 
est demonstration of young Disciple blood 
in the whole hundred vears of our mission? 

Marxvillc, Mo. 



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What, precisely, is the issue between 
the French government and the Catho- 
lic church? Perhaps 
The Trouble in a clear _ cut under . 

France. standing of what the 

government is trying to do is not com- 
mon enough to render a restatement 
wholly valueless. Two laws are involved 
in the discussion. The law of 1906 pro- 
vided for the separation of church and 
state, and required churches to organize 
lay boards of trustees to hold their prop- 
erty. Those churches which so organize 
are to continue to hold their property, 
and their priests will receive stipends 
from the government for the next nine 
years. Those which do not will lose title 
to their property, which will revert to 
the government and will be maintained 
by the government for religious purposes. 
Churches which ignore the law of 1906, 
therefore, lose all their property rights, but 
they may retain the right of meeting by 
conforming to the law of 1881. The law 
of 1881 required that any person, or group 
of persons, who contemplate holding a pub- 
lic meeting of any sort shall give formal 
notice thereof to the municipal authorities. 
The government declares that it is contrary 
to public policy to permit the ownership of 
the vast estates of the church to be vested 
in persons who, in both citizenship and sym- 
pathy, are foreigners to France. This is 
especially true, because a large part of 
what is considered church property is really 
public property, which has been devoted to 
religious uses during the centuries of union 
between church and state. If the ecclesi- 
astical authorities have conscientious scru- 
ples against organizing secular boards of 
trustees under the law of 1906, they have 
only to comply with the very simple re- 
quirement of the law of 1881 to secure en- 
tire freedom of worship. It is difficult to 
see how one can object on purely consci- 
entious grounds to giving notice of an in- 
tention to hold a meeting. The real ground 
of the objection, of course, is the desire of 
the church to maintain its status as an in- 
dependent state within the state. 

The extent to which the dark and myste- 
rious continent of Africa is being opened 
to civilization is 
forcibly indicated by 
the recent outcry 
against the destruction and threatened ex- 
termination of game in that continent. Ele- 
phants and ostriches, quaggas and ante- 
lopes, are, it seems, in imminent danger of 
going the melancholy way of the American 
bioon. The first two have the misfortune 
to be commercially very valuable. Not only 
do white men kill immense numbers of 
these animals, both for sport and for profit, 
but whole villages of natives have no other 
occupation than hunting elephants, whose 
tusks they dispose of to the traders. The 
native equipped with the white man's weap- 
ons can do more slaughter in a year than 



Game Protection 
in Africa. 



his ancestor with club and spear could do 
in a century. Game laws might be enacted 
by the governments which have African 
possessions, but they probably could not be 
enforced. The prohibition of importation 
of powder for five years- has been suggested. 
The affair has reached a point of serious- 
ness sufficient to warrant the issue of a 
voluminous Blue Book in which the British 
government nas recently set forth the facts 
in the case. Things have changed in 
Africa since the days of Livingstone. 
4& 



An Experiment 
in Mexico. 



Government ownership of railroads is to 
be tried in Mexico. It is to be brought 
about in an up-to- 
date manner by a 
method similar to 
the familiar merger of high finance. A 
new corporation is to be organized to ac- 
quire the properties of all the principal 
railway lines in Mexico, including the Na- 
tional, the International, the Interoceanic, 
the Northwestern and the Mexican Central. 
In this new company the government will 
become the majority stockholder by issuing 
its own bonds in exchange for stock. The 
government anticipates a profit from the 
transaction in addition to an improvement 
of the service. The experiment will be 
watched with interest by advocates of gov- 
ernment ownership in the United States. 

There is a ripening conviction in the 
minds of both educators and citizens that 

the public school is 

Moral Training not making the most 

in Schools. Qf hs opportunities 

for the inculcation of good morals and 
the training of character. This is true in 
Europe as in America. The Catholics say 
that it is because there can be no effective 
teaching of morals apart from the teaching 
of dogmatic religion. Most of us. while be- 
lieving in positive religion as the chief bul- 
wark o.f morality, think that the elimina- 
tion of doctrine from the curriculum of the 
oublic schools should not mean the de- 
struction of all moral influence. But the 
problem is, confessedly a difficult one. As 
the result of a conference held in London 
about two months ago, an international as- 
sociation has been formed to study the 
question. The American committee of this 
association includes such men as President 
Nicholas Murray Butler, of Columbia Uni- 
versity; President E. A. Alderman, of the 
University of Virginia ; President G. Stan- 
ley Hall, of Clark University; President R. 
H. Jesse, of the University of Missouri, and 
President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, of the 
Universitv of California. 
© 
Jewish parents and rabbis attempted to 
prevent the usual Christmas celebrations in 
the New York pub- 
lic schools. They 
say it means the in- 
troduction of sectarian teaching into the 
schools. If an institution so broadly Chris- 
tian as Christmas is to be accounted secta- 
rian, that is, if anything which favors one 
religion more than another is sectarian, 
then there is plausible ground for the corn- 



Christmas in 
the Schools. 



The Mormon 
Issue. 



plaint. But it is a little hard, in a nation 
whose religious sentiment is overwhelm- 
ingly Christian, to eliminate from public 
life everything which is distinctively Chris- 
tian. We have succeeded in getting it down 
about to the minimum. Christmas is, to be 
sure, essentially Christian. It ought to be 
more so than it is. But the Christmas cele- 
brations in the schools are not intended as 
a propaganda in the interest of Christians, 
but are meant for the encouragement of a 
spirit of love and unselfishness which ought 
to be as acceptable to good Jews as it is 
to good Christians. If Jews, Brahmins, 
Confucianists, Mohammedans and other 
members of the minority would rather have 
their children miss the moral lesson and 
the joy of Christmas than risk their learn- 
ing its religious lesson, they ought to be 
permitted, without prejudice, to keep their 
children at home during the Christmas cele- 
brations in the schools. 

& 

The Honorable Champ Clark, so well 
known to many of our Missouri readers, in 
his weekly press 
letter, has this to 
say concerning a 
case in which the country has become 
considerably interested: 

Senator Reed Smoot, the Mormon senator from 
Utah, could with great propriety have wished 
himself, or, more properly speaking, could have 
congratulated himself, on a merry Christmas. 
Clearly he was in a position to do so. He is 
quite likely to die of old age in the senate if 
he remains there till he is unseated or expelled. 
Julius Caesar Burrows may tune up his aeolian 
voice to concert pitch and say all manner of 
things about Reed, but the latter knows he is 
safe by reason of the entente cordiale entered into 
between the Republican leaders and the Mormon 
hierarchy. "O temporal O mores!" 

As Mr. Lincoln said of the rat hole, this 
will "bear looking into." If there is any 
alliance "between the Republican leaders 
and the Mormon hierarchy," by which Mor- 
monism is to be shielded, with the under- 
standing that Republican representatives are 
to be sent up from that State, the. people 
ought to know it, and will know it; If Mr. 
Clark has any direct, non-partisan testi- 
mony on this point, which he can present 
to our readers, from the point of view of 
good citizenship and good morals, we 
should be glad to have it. 

m 

The message of Governor Folk to the 
forty-fourth general assembly of Mis- 
souri was read be- 
Governor Folk's fore that body on 

Message. the 3rd inst> sev _ 

eral parts of it being received with ap- 
plause. It is. a statesmanlike document, 
dealing with many questions of public 
policy. He declares against child labor 
as the enemy of civilization, wants a new 
primary law bringing the government 
nearer to the people, favors the initiative 
and referendum, recommends a state ex- 
cise commissioner to deal with the re- 
fractory saloons, wants legislation 
against lobbying and a new system of 
taxation, a 2-cent passenger rate and the 
abolition of free passes. He deals with 
the question of corporations and recom- 
mends certain insurance legislation. Al- 
together the governor outlines a good 
deal of work for the legislature and as 
it seems to us, in the interest of the 
people. 



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The Que tion of Our Future. 

What will we do with our colleges? An- 
swer that question and we will undertake 
to prophesy of our future as a religious 
movement. The plea for Christian union 
on the restored basis of the New Testament 
Church has attained to its present position 
of influence and power as a factor in the 
religious life of the nation and of the world, 
under the leadership of men of college and 
university training. If it should ever lose 
such leadership its decline would be as 
rapid as has been its growth and develop- 
ment. So closely linked is the growth and 
prosperity of our colleges with the future 
prosperity and permanent influence of our 
movement, that we never feel that we are 
doing more effective work for the cause 
we plead than when we are presenting the 
claims of our colleges. The Christian- 
Evangelist has been an ally of our colleges 
throughout its history. It has voiced and 
advocated their claims for larger endow- 
ment and more liberal patronage. 

For years we have felt and have declared 
both by pen and voice that there is no other 
interest among us that has higher and more 
urgent claims upon our liberality than our 
colleges. The great demand of our 
churches to-day is for an educated and 
trained ministry. Not only so, but the de- 
mand for educated men and women comes 
from every department of Christian activ- 
ity and from every walk of life. The need 
of disciplined minds and trained intellects, 
as well as of true hearts, is recognized in 
this strenuous age as never before. Chris- 
tianity is entitled to the very best advocacy 
which the trained mind and heart can give 
it. It is not treating it with proper re- 
spect nor its Founder with proper reverence 
and devotion, to offer on the altar of its 
service anything less than the best. The 
best thing the church can give to Chris- 
tianity is a well-developed and trained in- 
tellect that can do clear thinking in con- 
nection with a heart that has been brought 
into fellowship with Christ, and consecra- 
ted to His service. The church can make 
such offerings only through the institutions 
of learning which it builds up, endows and 
equips. 

It has taken a long time to get "Educa- 
tion Day - ' established among us. It has 
not yet come into universal recognition. 
And yet a larger number of our churches 
from year to year are coming to regard the 
third Lord's Day in January as the day 
in which our colleges are to be remem- 
bered in our churches, and their claims pre- 
sented by our ministers, prayers offered in 
their behalf, and an offering made for their 
support. We hope that a much larger 
number of churches will observe the day 
this year than ever before, and that the 
offering will be commensurate with the 
needs of our colleges and with the supreme 
value of the work which they are doing 
for our churches and for our cause. One 
of the ends which it is hoped to accom- 



plish by the observance of this day is the 
bringing of the churches into closer touch 
with our colleges, through a better knowl- 
edge of their condition and needs. This 
will no doubt result in increased patronage 
of our various colleges from our churches, 
and the churches themselves will thus re- 
ceive benefit directly and indirectly from 
the observance of this day. 

We trust all the ministers and church 
officials among us who appreciate the rela- 
tion of our colleges and of their work to 
our future growth and prosperity, will see 
to it that "Education Day" is properly ob- 
served, and that our colleges have the rec- 
ognition and supportavhich their work de- 
mands at our hands. 

A New Study of Some Old 
Doctrines. 

I. — Justification by Faith. 

Everything moves. There is nothing 
stationary, not even the North Star. 
Human thought is moving like all things 
material. It is impossible that our point 
of view of any subject should be exactly 
the same now as it was a decade ago. 
This fact would seem to make desirable 
a frequent study of the great doctrines of 
Christianity that they may be the more 
real and vital to our thought and life. 
Hence it has occurred to us that a fresh 
study of some of the old and well-estab-^ 
lished truths of our common Chris- 
tianity in the light of modern Bible 
study, in so far as we have been able to 
profit by such study, might be profitable 
to our readers, (1) in provoking a re- 
study of subjects whose meanings have 
never been exhausted; (2) in putting 
these old truths in new settings, thus 
awakening new interest in them, just 
as a new translation of a familiar pas- 
sage of Scripture attracts fresh atten- 
tion; and (3) last, but not least, in bring- 
ing these old themes to the minds of 
many new converts, who might not oth- 
erwise have opportunity to study them. 

It seems to us that there is need just 
now for a re-study of the old Protestant 
doctrine of justification by faith. We all 
recognize that it is a fundamental doctrine 
of Protestantism and that it holds a prom- 
inent place in the New Testament, both in 
the teaching of Jesus and of his apostles. 
The occasion for the emphasis which this 
doctrine has in the New Testament was 
the legalism which prevailed among the 
Jews in the time of Christ and immediately 
following. The occasion for the re-state- 
ment and emphasis of this doctrine by 
Luther and his co-laborers, was the same 
legalism re-appearing in the Church of 
Rome, inherited in part, perhaps, from Ju- 
daism, and developed by that Church into a 
system of meritorious works, which, so far 
as it prevailed, nullified the doctrine of jus- 
tification by faith. There is reason to be- 
lieve that some positions are held to-day 
by some of our -writers that are inconsist- 
ent with this great fundamental truth of 
Christianity. 

When . the Jews asked Jesus : "What 
must we do that we may work the works 



of God?" His answer was: "This is the 
work of God, that ye believe on him whom 
he hath sent." The answer is significant as 
showing the fundamental and inclusive na- 
ture of faith, especially of faith in Christ. 
In the thought of Jesus it sums up our 
whole duty to God. It is "the work of 
God" — the one thing that can bring man 
into right relations with God. Hence the 
need of Paul's emphasis of this doctrine 
against the legalism of the Jews, and of 
Luther's emphasis of the same doctrine 
against the legalism of Roman Catholicism. 
The doctrine is based on the view of man 
which regards him as essentially spirit, con- 
sisting of intellect, sensibility and will, mak- 
ing up a human personality. It is further 
based on the view taught by Christ and cor- 
roborated by the best modern psychology, 
that the moral quality of an action resides 
in the intention, in the will. What a man 
wills to do, that he does, so far as the moral 
quality of the act is concerned. If he wills 
to murder, he is a murderer in the sight 
of God, whether the act be accomplished 
or not. This is the teaching of Christ, and 
it is the teaching of the best moral phil- 
osophy of our time. 

In view of these facts what is the funda- 
mental error in legalism or the theory of 
justification by law? Is it not this: that 
it requires and implies a perfect obedience 
to God, which no human being has been 
able to render? "For by the works of the 
law shall no flesh be justified." The at- 
tempt to even up with God for these short- 
comings by accumulating works of right- 
eousness, or by doing works of penance, is 
the legalistic spirit, whether it manifests 
itself in Judaism or in Christianity. The 
doctrine of justification by faith means that 
the matter of our being brought into right 
relation with God is taken out of the realm 
of the impossible, where men have placed 
it, and put within the reach of all who 
believe on Christ. Faith in Christ brings 
the heart and will of the believer in alle- 
giance to Christ, according to one's un- 
derstanding of Christ's will and his power 
to render obedience. This would not 
justify under a system of law, but it does 
justify under a system of grace. 

Herein is the infinite superiority of the 
Gospel to the law. "For what the law 
could not do, in that it was weak through 
the flesh, God, sending his own Son in 
the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, 
condemned sin in the flesh : that the ordi- 
nance [requirement] of the law might be 
fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, 
but after the Spirit." That is, through a 
purified heart and a quickened and renewed 
spiritual nature, a better righteousness is 
secured than was possible under the law. 
The law operates as a force from without; 
but the Gospel as a power within, through 

faith. 

But it may be said that even the principle 
of faith does not issue in a perfect out- 
ward obedience. True, but under grace 
justification does not wait on a perfect out- 
ward obedience, but upon a complete sur- 
render of the heart and will to God, man- 
ifested in such obedience as is possible. 
What God looks at, and estimates as of 
chief value, is a loving and loyal heart and 



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will. Men judge after the outward appear- 
ance, but God judges by the heart. Other- 
wise who of us would have anv hope of 
acceptance with God ? "By grace are ye 
sared. through faith, and that not of your- 
selves : it is the gift of God." 

Now' to insist that the believer in Christ 
shall repent of his sins so far as he is able 
to discern sin in his life, and to be baptized 
as an expression of his faith in Christ, and 
a declaration of his purpose to follow 
Christ, is not inconsistent with the doctrine 
of justification by faith, as it is some- 
times claimed, because these are but ex- 
pressions of faith, and lead on to its goal. 
But to hold any loving and loyal heart, as 
under condemnation, because of an imper- 
fect understanding of God's will, either as 
respects repentance, which is a progressive 
act deepening with our increasing moral 
perception and spiritual insight, or as re- 
gards baptism, when obedience in these re- 
spects is up to the measure of the believ- 
er's understanding, is to fall into the error 
of •legalism, and to antagonize the doctrine 
of justification by faitk. 

Is this teaching' calculated to give en- 
couragement to lax views of obedience to 
Christ's requirements? On the contrary, it 
offers the highest possible incentive to 
bringing our obedience up continuallv to 
harmonize with our knowledge of God's 
will. It is not grace, but legalism that 
'deadens the conscience and produces self- 
satisfaction, instead of an earnest hunger- 
ing and thirsting after an ever-increasing 
righteousness. 

The Making ofM'n. 

A few days aga we quite accidentally 
ran across a clipping from an old Indian- 
apolis paper containing a report of the 
speech delivered by the then newly-elected 
president. W. E. Garrison, from which we 
make this extract. as appropriate to Educa- 
tion Day for our colleges : 

"This morning as I came to Irvington, I saw 
a sign in a car, 'Men Wanted.' That is a uni- 
versal cry, now and always, 'Men Wanted.' There 
would be no need for this college or any col- 
lege if it were not so. This faculty would have 
to go out of business — or into business, perhaps — 
if there were no such need. But the college fills 
the need, 'Men Wanted.' 

"Once, when I was a small boy, a visitor asked 
my father, who is a preacher himself: 'Garrison, 
what are you going to make of that boy— a 
preacher?' 

' 'H ti!.' my father answered, 'I am going to 
try to make a man of him. Then, if he wants to, 
he can make a preacher out of himself.' 

"We are not here in college to make preachers 

la rers or business men. But we are here to 

make men and women — to make the tool steel. 

When you get out into the world you can put 

an edge on that steel. 

"The world is turning to the colleges to fill that 
need— 'men wanted.' They call us visionary 
sometimes, and impractical, but the men who are 
doing things in the world are college men. They 
have the tool steel, and the world has given them 
the working ed,ge. 

"Soiih people think that boys are equipped for 
work at 15 or 16, but there is nothing in it. You 
can make a hatchet out of iron and put an edge 
on it— but it won't work. The college men have 
behind them the strong fundamental training that 
makes them capable, self-dependent and trustwor- 

11" w easy it is to distinguish those 
preacher-, for instance, whose minds have 



been disciplined and tempered like steel for 
clear and consecutive thinking and fitting 
•expression, from those who have had no 
such discipline, either in college or out of 
college ! It does not require educated men 
to make this distinction, for the "common 
people" have an instinct that enables them 
to discern the difference between' those who 
"talk to the point." and reason clearly, and 
those who merely declaim and who think 
loosely and speak irrelevantly. 

Yes. let our colleges give us men and 
women with high ideals, with characters 
strong enough to resist temptation, and 
with minds and hearts tempered like "tool 
steel." and if. in addition to this, the spirit 
of the college is such as to turn young 
men's minds towards the ministry as a 
great field of usefulness, they will be giving 
the very highest service to the church and 
humanity. 

Notes and Comments. 

A telegram from Robert Lord Cave, of 
San Francisco, requests a "clarion call" 
for the San Francisco Fund on the sec- 
ond Lord's day in January. He says: 

"Need immediate; opportunity eminent. Dol- 
lars now mean tens hereafter. 'West Side' spared, 
pleads for stricken sister churches." 

We regret that the time fixed for 
this offering comes just before Educa- 
tion Day. The Christian-Evangewst does 
not favor side-tracking our colleges 
for any other interest, but it does 
heartily approve the call of the Home 
Board and the Board of Church Ex- 
tension for a special offering for our 
stricken churches on the coast. We 
hope both these appeals will meet with 
a favorable response, but the order in 
which these calls are met must be de- 
cided by the churches themselves. If 
in view of the near approach of Educa- 
tion Day, the churches should decide 
to .postpone the offering for California 
until that day has passed, we hope that 
postponement will oaly mean prepara- 
tion for a more liberal offering. 

Any disposition to neglect or crowd out 
the offering for the colleges on the third 
Lord's Day in January cuts at the roots of 
every other interest amoiag us. Our 
churches, our missionary societies, our be- 
nevolent work and our representation by 
strong men in all the walks of life, depend . 
on our colleges to furnish the educated men 
and women. It is simply suicidal for us to 
starve out the colleges to which we are 
looking for the trained and equipped men 
and women who are to lead in all depart- 
ments of our work. Let all preachers and 
religious papers that believe in an enlight- 
ened Christianity, and that the cause we 
plead is entitled to the ablest advocacy we 
can give it. call the attention of the churches 
to Education Day as an opportunity for , 
rendering much needed service to the most 
neglected feature of our general work. 

There are a few of the brethren yet who 
regard a union meeting as "a compromise 
of the truth." Bro. C. S. Medburv, min- 



ister of the University Place church. Des 
Moines, is defending the Chapman union 
evangelistic meetings recently held in that 
city against the criticisms of a brother, in 
the "Christian Union" of that city. This 
good brother thought that the co-operation 
of our brethren in this union meeting 
showed that they were "tacitly willing to 
give away a part of the truth in order to ob- 
tain union." In his reply Brother Med- 
burv says : 

We asked these men to visit our community to 
help us break through a fearful crust of indiffer- 
ence to God. To this end they would toil for 
days and nights. At the end of a given series 
of services we would go before the people, many 
of them stirred to the depths of their hearts, 
and plead with them to come to Christ. If one 
word against the Divine Master, one breath of 
suspicion ae to the divineness of the Scriptures, 
one single slur as to an ordinance of the church, 
had escaped the lips of these faithful men the 
condition would be different. But when they 
preached Christ, as we delight to preach Him, 
• in the fullness of His life and the glory of His 
power to save, and when the Word of God was 
exalted and the church magnified we cannot take 
exceptions. 

That "fearful crust of indifference to 
God." of which Brother Medburv speaks, 
and which is the supreme difficulty in the 
way of advancing the kingdom of God. is 
exactly what calls for united effort, and it 
is the failure to realize the peril of this 
religious indifference, and the perfect feasi- 
bility of working together to break it up, 
that is at the bottom of all this criticism 
against these union efforts. Brother Med- 
burv points out the gracious results follow- 
ing these meetings as sufficient vindication 
of their wisdom. 

"Is it true." asks a thoughtful reader, 
"that many of our preachers have unduly, 
or at least disproportionately, stressed cer- 
tain passages referring to baptism and other 
external acts without sufficient emphasis 
on other passages which teach the necessity 
of internal and spiritual change?" Doubt- 
less that has been a fault with many of us 
in our attempt to even up with those who 
reversed this emphasis. But the tendency 
now is, indeed we may say the custom now 
is, to give proportionate prominence to 
these two sides of Christianity. Indeed, 
there is danger now that some will gravitate 
toward the opposite extreme and treat as 
irrelevant or unimnortant those ordinan- 
ces which externalize faith and spiritual 
change, and which symbolize great and fun- 
damental Christian truths. Avoid these ex- 
tremes and you will be about right. 

We all like consistency, even when we 
cannot approve the principle upon which 
it acts. The "Octographic Review" is op- 
posing a certain Bible college which some 
of its friends have established, on the 
ground that the Scriptures are "silent" con- 
cerning Bible colleges. That ought to set- 
tle the question, at once, according to 
Brother Sommer. But the fact that the 
Scriptures are entirely "silent"' concerning 
the publication of "Octographic Reviews," 
does not seem to carry the same conviction 
to his mind. If only it would, and the 
paper should be stopped, for lack of specific 
authority to carry it on, we should be half- 
converted to the beneficence if not the cor- 
rectness of the Editor's interpretation ! 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



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Editor's Easy Chair. 

Once upon a time, it is said, there 
was a man who owned a very poor 
farm, and who, after trying several j^ears 
to make a living upon it, grew discour- 
aged and sold it for a very small con- 
sideration, and went elsewhere to better 
his condition. The man who bought 
the place, being more enterprising, be- 
gan at once to study its possibilities in 
order to find out what was on it or in it, 
that was most valuable. The result of 
his investigations was the celebrated 
diamond field of Golconda! It is not 
difficult to imagine the feelings of that 
discouraged farmer that had gone walk- 
ing all these toiling years over dia- 
monds, without knowing it, and had sold 
his valuable possession for a trifle. But 
this folly is often repeated in human 
life. We seldom appreciate at their full 
value our blessings and opportunities 
until they have passed from our posses- 
sion. Many a man has allowed a dia- 
mond field of opportunity to pass from 
him without improving it. Life itself 
is such a field, rich with diamonds of im- 
perishable value, if we only had eyes to 
see. and enterprise and energy to de- 
velop them. Many a man passes through 
life seeing nothing worth living for — no 
diamonds in the rough to polish and 
cause to shine — while others are contin- 
ually discovering these precious dia-t 
monds with which they adorn their own 
lives, and beautify the world. Many of 
us no doubt will look back over the life 
that now is, from some great Mount of 
Vision in the future, and see in it by the 
light that shines down from the eternal 
world, priceless things which we might 
have gathered upon our journey had we 
only been gifted with spiritual discern- 
ment. It is not necessary, however, for 
us to wait until eternity dawns upon us 
to understand the beauty and value of. 
life. In a real sense, however, eternity 
has dawned upon us when we have 
learned to look at the world and human 
life, through the eyes of Christ, and see 
their deepest meaning and use as He 
saw them. 

# 

What is true of individuals, as respects 
the holding of unappreciated treasures, 
is true also of governments, of institu- 
tions, of the church in its largest sense, 
and of religious movements within the 
church. Let us consider this truth in 
relation to our own religious reforma- 
tion. It has been our conviction, which 
the passing years and increasing experi- 
ence have deepened, that in what is most 
fundamental in our religious movement 
we possess a coign of vantage which 
many among us do not appreciate. 
There is in its cardinal principles a re- 
ligious liberty which offers opportunity 
for the largest growth, and a bond of 
loyalty which, if appreciated, would 
hold us in closest union with Christ and 
with each other. One of the leaders of 
religious thought in this country said 
to us, not a long time ago, "I look for 



the greatest advancement among your 
people within the next twenty-five years 
that will be made by any religious body 
in Christendom, because you are un- 
hampered by the creeds and traditions 
of the past, and are free to adapt your- 
selves to the growing thought and chang- 
ing conditions of the world, while you 
are safely anchored to the evangelical 
position by the supreme place which 
you give to Christ in your faith and 
practice." Here was a man of keen 
spiritual insight, who, though not of us 
in name, apprehended much more clear- 
ly the strength of our position than 
many a man who is championing it. Lib- 
erty to go on thinking God's thoughts 
after Him, whether in nature or in rev- 
elation, and yet ever under the leader- 
ship of Christ, whom we acknowl- 
edge as Lord and Saviour — what an in- 
finite opportunity is here for realizing 
God's purposes in His church! "In 
things essential, unity; in things non- 
essential, liberty; in all things, char- 
ity." The three precious diamonds em- 
bodied in this ancient motto — are Loyalty, 
Liberty and — the Koh-i-noor of the whole 
collection — Love. There are unhallowed 
or thoughtless feet trampling upon 
these diamonds as if they were common 
earth. Some would barter away one, 
and some another, but yet they are in- 
separably related, so that either one 
without the others would lose something 
of its luster and heavenly beauty. 



In these times of investigation and 
the overturning of ancient theories and 
dogmas it is of infinite value to the 
soul to realize that its faith rests, not 
upon those things which can be moved, 
but upon the immovable and the un- 
changeable Christ. If our faith is built 
upon a series of doctrinal propositions 
drawn up by men -in the distant past, 
how do we know but that the founda- 
tion may be removed by the growth of 
knowledge and the better understand- 
ing of the Bible? But whoever builds or 
is built on Christ, has a sure foundation. 
And this is one of the diamonds in our 
possession. How few of us appreciate 
it ! What have we to fear from the dis- 
coveries of science, and the develop- 
ments of historical criticism? Theories 
scientific, theological and ecclesiastical, 
may go, but the Christ of Galilee abides, 
and with Him all the infinite treasures 
of truth and of knowledge concerning 
God, and human duty and destiny, 
which He reveals. How miserable would 
be our condition if we had to wait until 
the theologians and the Biblical critics 
had solved all their problems before we 
could find a place of rest for our weary 
souls! Of all the people in the world, 
we who claim Christ Jesus alone as our 
foundation, have least cause for dis- 
quietude, because of the attacks and 
counter-attacks upon this or that theory 
relating to inspiration, date and author- 
ship of the various books which make 
up our Bible. Xo one has expressed 



this truth with greater clearness, per. 
haps, than Professor Shairp, in his lines: 

I have a life in Christ to live, 
And ere I live it, must I wait 

Till Science shall true answer give 
Of this or that book's date? 

I have a life in Christ to live, 
I have a death in Christ to die, 

And must I wait till Science give 
All doubts a full reply? 

Nay, rather, while the sea of doubt 

Is raging wildly round about. 
Questioning of life and death and sin 

Let me but creep within 
Thy fold, O Christ, 

And at Thy feet 

Take but the lowest seat; 

And hear Thine awful Voice repeat 
In gentlest accents, heavenly sweet, 
"Come unto Me and rest, 
Believe Me, and be blest." 



A brother editor has raised the timely 
question as to how we may avoid the 
unseemly controversies which prevail in 
some of our religious journals. Many 
a wearied heart among us has raised this 
question through many years. This re- 
minds us again of our parable of the field 
of diamonds. The most precious stone 
in all the cluster of heavenly gems — the 
Koh-i-noor, as we have stated — is Love. 
It was brought from heaven to earth to 
settle this very question of strife and 
alienation among men. It is the only 
solution of the old and complicated 
problem of human relationships. If 
permitted, it would settle all labor dis- 
putes, prevent all strikes by preventing 
causes for strikes, make war impossible, 
heal all the divisions in the church, and 
unite the divided army of the Lord and 
send it forth a conquering host. Of 
course, then, it would put an end at once 
to all unseemly controversy and strife 
among brethren, for each would be so- 
licitous about the welfare and reputation 
of his brother, and whatever in the way 
of criticism or correction there might 
be, would be stated in such terms of 
brotherly kindness and appreciation as 
would strengthen, rather than weaken 
the bond of unity. It is vain to look 
for any other remedy. Intellectual 
agreements in all things we shall never 
reach. The only place in which the 
heads of all men point in the same di- 
rection is the graveyard. Love bridges 
over these differences and sees in them, 
often, only the different facets of truth, 
or truth not wholly disengaged from 
error. Faith sometimes weakens, and 
hope grows dim, but love never fails. 
Nor does it ever misrepresent, or under- 
estimate, or put the worst possible con- 
struction upon language, or seek to in- 
jure another's standing or usefulness, or 
knowingly give unnecessary pain or bur- 
den to another heart. Is it not obvious to 
all who have eyes to see that unless 
love is to have a more commanding in- 
fluence in our religious newspapers, in 
our religious discussions, and in our mu- 
tual relationships, that we shall fail in 
our supreme mission as promoters of 
the cause of Christian unity? 



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'HE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January io. 1907. 



Co-Ordination of Religious Educational Agencies' 



In order to pave the way to any healthful 
and helpful co-ordination of religious edu- 
cational agencies in a community. Chris- 
tian people must open up their minds to 
some very vital and far-reaching truths. 
One is that religion is God's education of 
man ; that the old time treatment of nature 
and the supernatural as two enemies striv- 
ing for the master}" in the universe is being 
cast out from both philosophy and theol- 
ogy; that there is not a blade of grass that 
could hold itself erect and green for half 
a minute were it not for an unseen and in- 
tangible power above it and beneath it ; and 
that no miracle has ever been performed 
upon the face of the earth that was not the 
most natural thing in the world for Him 
who performed it. This gulf so long fixed, 
but now being filled, between the God of the 
heavens and the God of the earth, the God 
among his great stars and the God among 
his grapevines and cornfields, has created 
and sustained a conception of religion that 
has put but little emphasis upon its edu- 
cational nature and covered it over with a 
series of decrees, covenants, transactions 
and satisfactions in the counsels of a far-off 
heaven. Religious education is the core of 
the Old Testament. "Thus saith the Lord" 
is not a proclamation shot down from the 
skies, but a "Thus saith the Lord" through 
the vital spiritual experiences of men, a 
personal and growingly intimate and grow- 
ingly significant relationship between child 
and father. And the disciple-band of the 
New Testament means the same thing. A 
group of souls coming to a consciousness 
of their power, their potentiality, their pre- 
destination and their destiny with the grad- 
ual ascent and onward reach that charac- 
terize all forms of life, the steady upward 
march of vitalized and illuminated faculties, 
the slow-footed, sure-footed entrance of God 
into human life that has for its object and 
its glory the transformation of the common 
man into the divine man. We are coming to 
this. There is Scrinture and reason at the 
bottom of it. and there is in it a rational 
conception of the heavenly fatherhood that 
will give wings to all our efforts for Chris- 
tian educational co-operation and confeder- 
ation. For it will clothe our religion in 
terms of life, and life is something we are 
all interested in. 

And another prerequisite of such co-op- 
eration and confederation is a realization 
of the utter unwisdom of putting into the 
life of childhood the religious conceptions 
of manhood. Every great doctrine of the 
creeds of Christendom, the growing creeds 
of Christendom, the enlarged and liberalized 
creeds of Christendom, has something in it 
for the laughing souls of boys and girls, 
and it is poor religious teaching that would 
stop that laughter or turn it into a morbid 
emotionalism or an artificial trickle of tears. 
Our Bible schools must remember that a 
child is a child, a growing thing, from little 
crumpled fingers running alon^ the rain- 



*Dr. McKittrick is pastor of the First Presbyte- 
rian church in St. Louis, and this address was de- 
livered at a recent conference of the Religious 
Education Association in this city. 



By W. J. McKittrick, D. D. 

bows to the beauty and strength of man- 
hood, facing the world for toil and battle. 
We are told that the heavy doctrines will 
come up afterward through the child's con- 
sciousness and reach the surface by the 
time he becomes a man. Better put in some- 
thing that will come up now and reach the 
surface wdiile it is plastic and do some good 
in the present tense. I would not -care much 
for any co-ordination that would unite the 
Christian educational forces for the deeper 
reach and the wider spread of religious con- 
ceptions that must be gotten rid of with a 
better knowledge of the Bible, and as more 
of God's revealing light breaks in upon the 
minds and souls of men. A ten-year-old 
child weeping over Adam's sin or the lost 
condition of mankind would better be out 
in the yard jumping rope or swapping jack- 
knives. It can be told of sin, but better 
leave Adam out. It can understand sin, 
but it can not get very close to Adam. 

And another thing that will lead toward 
co-operation and co-ordination in religious 
education will be a trip-hammer emphasis 
on the essentials of Christianity. If we are 
going to meet anywhere, this is where we 
must meet, and the horizon here is all lined 
with light. We are getting hold more and 
more of the vertebral column of Chris- 
tianity. Our little old battlefields are feeling 
the flowers creeping over them and the 
blossoms of the trees of life falling down 
upon them. It is not a matter of sentiment, 
but a huge bulk of sane and sensible con- 
. viction that is beginning to dominate the 
whole realm of religious thought with the 
persuasion that if we are going to win men 
to Christ, it must be by the Gospel of 
Christ, and not by the gospels of the coun- 
cils. Some of these non-essentials are very 
beautiful, and some of them are as dry as 
dust; some of them waft a little celestial 
perfume as they rustle by, and some of 
them are encrusted in glorious historic tra- 
ditions of the militant church. But under 
them all, and more important than them all, 
are the ribs of the faith, and it is the ribs 
and the ribs alone that are going to count 
in bringing in the millenium of our Chris- 
tian union. There will be no co-ordination 
of anything worth anything among the lit- 
tle tangles of our ecclesiastical fringes. It 
must be in "the innermost rim of the 
heart's red center." It must be Christianity 
reduced to its common denominator. It 
must lie its universal appeal to the univer- 
sal man. There is such an appeal and there 
is such a man, and they will come together 
if we will only let them. We do not know 
whether the Christian church shall ever fall 
into a single organization; but whether it 
does or not; it shall fall and it is falling 
into a single spirit and into a loyalty to its 
essential truth that shall open up pathways 
to a co-ordination in evangelism, in edu- 
cation, in mission work and in many other 
ways that shall be like a veritable wind of 
God, blowing over its pulpits and down its 



aisles. We have no program. The pro- 
gram will .come with the arrival of the men 
and the arrival of the spirit, and with the 
arrival among other things of an immense 
realization that our religion must be put 
into terms of life ; that a child relieion 
must be taught to a child and that the basis 
of all our union must be found in the essen- 
tial truths and principles of the Christian 
religion and the Christian ethics. It will 
start in the local church under the hands 
of the minister and go out into the larger 
field under the direction of the Spirit of 
God. and it will be encouraged, helped, in- 
spired by such work as the Religious Edu- 
cation Association is doing, by the widening 
of Christian sympathy, by the finding of 
profound unities among manifold perplex- 
ities, and by such love for human souls and 
such watchful care over their development 
as shall strip away- from us our little big- 
otries and fill us with an enlightened en- 
thusiasm for humanity and the Kingdom of 
God through which they can not be seen, 
but only the Master's arms around 'the Gali- 
lean children. 

How to Double the Preacher's 
Power. 

In discussing the subject of "How to 
Double the Power of the Preacher," I 
would say: Get hold of the young peo- 
ple. Have frequent children's services — 
the sermon and all the service for the 
children. Preach your best, most elo- 
quent sermons to young men, young 
women, boys and girls. Get hold of the 
children and young people, the older ones 
will follow. Nothing will solve the 
problem of church- attendance so quick- 
ly as having young people in attendance 
upon your services. If the young peo- 
ple go the parents will go, and if they 
come into the church the fathers and 
mothers will follow. If a church would 
do its most hopeful work it must be done 
here. The period of conversion, the 
period in which the great mass of Chris- 
tians are won to Christ, is included in 
the years from 9 to 21. "So far as 
tested comparatively few churches re- 
port conversions before 9 and after 21." 
Remembering that fully 75 per cent who 
come to Christ come through the Sun- 
day-school, it will be seen that any min- 
ister who has the gift of eloquence for 
children more than doubles his power as 
a preacher. 

As an illustration of what I would en- 
force, when I took charge of the H. 
church there were very few children at 
any service or in any way connected with 
the church. We began a series of ser- 
mons and services for children and young 
people. Soon they were attracted our 
way, and every service has abundance 
of children in it. The church member- 
ship has been doubled, all the young 
people's societies greatly augmented, and 
the Sunday-school quadrupled. In a 
great meeting in which there were 250 
additions, the first 75 converts were chil- 
dren. The superintendent says, "Going 
over books to-day I find that out of our 
entire enrollment of 400 there are but 
twelve who have been absent both of 
the last two Sundays. I doubt if such 
a record can be equaled in many 
churches." So I say, Come, let us work 
for the children. Cephas Shelburne. 
Himtineton, Ind. 



January io. 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



41 



A Battle Ground of Character 



The American school system comprises 
common school, college and university. 
The first is designed to provide the rudi- 
ments of knowledge for effective citizen- 
ship ; the second to develop character by 
means of wider learning; the third to 
broaden scholarship and enrich knowledge. 
When the educational system reaches its 
ideal adjustment the emphasis in com- 
mon school work will rest mostly on tool 
studies, in college work on material stud- 
ies, and in the university exclusively on 
problem studies. 

But the ideal adjustment of parts of a 
system is not the most pressing and urgent 
need of to-day's practical life. We are 
properly less concerned with mechanical 
systems than with the immediate problem 
of bringing the best life out of our chil- 
dren, youths and maturing men and 
women. And in the face of this urgent 
necessity many earnest parents have grown 
well nigh disheartened over the prospect, 
impending or in process of consummation, 
of seeing the children of their hopes and 
prayers lost in the desert of flippant in- 
fidelity. 

The high school age commonly marks 
the close of the home life of the boy and 
girl. If they drop out of the educational 
line at this point, work, social engagements 
and enjoyments and mating claim their time 
and energy. Quickly the old home wakens 
to its emptiness and finds itself repro- 
duced in the new home. And we have 
come to regard it as inevitable that work, 
the world's work and the home work, put 
an end to definite and effective educational 
work". 

At the further end of academic institu- 
tions stands the university. It receives to 
itself men and women. Its world is the 
thought world, its problems are thought 
problems, its product scholarship trained 
in thought. The discipline of home, school 
and college, is unknown there. The ends of 
this discipline are taken for granted. Char- 
acter is presupposed. Degrees, professional 
and non-professional, are issued on a basis 
of relative proficiency of thought in the 
department chosen by the scholar. 

Between high school and university lies 
the battle ground of character in the schol- 
astic world. And the reality of the con- 
flict is witnessed no less by those who 
come off victorious than by the multitude 
which is lost to reasoned faith and Chris- 
tian living. Those who have themselves 
passed through this tragedy of the reason 
and of faith, those who have been privi- 
leged to be in confidential touch with those 
who have passed through triumphantly, 
those who have been compelled to stand 
by helplessly and see brilliant promise go 
out in gloom or a loved life wander off 
into the desert of unfaith — these have no 
need to be pe'rsuaded that the battle ground 
is real and that the issue of the struggle 
is life or death. 

Many causes conspire to make the col- 
lege age a period of sharp unsettlements, 
of transitions unexpected and in part in- 



By Robert* P. Shepherd 

explicable, and of peculiar mental and moral 
stress. Physical conditions which mark 
later adolescence ; mental conditions in- 
separable from changed and changing or- 
ganism ; freedom from accustomed surveil- 
lance of the home; new social conditions; 
incentives to debauchery and prostitution 
seductively brought in by immoral agents 
of both sexes ; the non-religious character 
of so much of the curriculum and the im- 
perative demands put upon time and effort 
to accomplish daily tasks, are a few of the 
elements which constitute the battle field. 

More important, however, than any one 
of these, possibly more important than all 
of them combined, is the almost inevitable 
readjustment which the college student 
must make to maintain intellectual integ- 
rity in the larger world of thought into 
which his studies bring him. It is this 
real tragedy of the intellect which makes 
the contest a life and death struggle — a 
Peniel — wrestling with the unrecognized 
Guest whom the student will not let depart 
simply because he can not. He may weary 
of the struggle, but he must fight on des- 
perately and determinedly until he recog- 
nize and know his Master or. in coward- 
ice, turn and flee back to the wilderness of 
perpetual unsettledness. 

The conflict is intense and tragic because 
it is the struggle of an individual mind with 
the fundamental realities of all thought, 
God. Nature and Man. Oucs-'de of thes.-- 
the mind can not think. Inside of them the 
wider knowledge of the maturing mind can 
not remain content with the simple and 
concrete imagery which satisfied childhood 
perfectly and apart from which childhood 
cannot think. And unreasoned faith be- 
comes reasoned only along the pathway of 
heartache and mental sweat. 

James Lane Allen dramatically portrayed 
some of the sharp anguish of this charac- 
teristic period. He failed miserably to in- 
dicate the philosophic mire in which his 
hero floundered unto death. He wasted a 
splendid opportunity to present some more 
adequate foil for philosophical skepticism 
than the unstudied and unreasoned faith of 
the childlike school teacher. He merited 
severest censure for wilful misrepresenta- 
tion of persons. But he did truthfully por- 
tray the battle ground of Christian char- 
acter in the individual. And parent, ped- 
agogue and parson may well give heed to 
the rocks and shoals whereon lie strewn 
innumerable shipwrecks of Christian faith. 

The college takes to itself the heterogen- 
eous output of all sorts of homes. This is 
the material with which it must work to 
turn back into the stream of this world's 
life a homogeneous citizenship imbued with 
"college spirit." The college man whom 
the college sends back to the home is a 
changed and transformed individual from 
the college boy which the home first sent 
out. Sober society properly judges the 
college less by the scholarship of its alumni 



than bv their moral fibre and social trust- 
worthiness. 

Is it trite and superfluous to say that 
Christian citizenship must depend more 
upon the home and the college than upon 
any institutions of our civilization? Is it 
needless to reiterate that the college must 
depend upon the home for the moral cul- 
ture of the raw material which comes to its 
halls just as the Christian home of the 
future must depend so largely upon the 
moral fibre of the college output which it 
sends back into the world? And does the 
church need to be told yet again thaf it has 
no obligation to humanity comparable to 
the obligation it holds to the home and the 
college? 

Thirteen years of purposeful observation 
under advantageous circumstances has only 
deepened the conviction that the Christian 
people of this land must rally to the small 
Christian . college, give it needed equip- 
ment, man it throughout with Christian 
men — not one exception, multiply the num- 
ber as need deman Is, and make loyalty to 
Christian colleges a badge of loyalty to 
Christian manhood and womanhood. 

The most pathetic letters which come to 
ministers and Christian friends at univer- 
sity centers have to do with the moral de- 
fections of loved boys and girls in the col- 
lege department of the institutions. Bible 
work in connection with big institutions is 
a noble work and does much good, but it 
does not, and in the nature of the case, 
cannot touch more than the fringe on the 
outer hem of the garment of Christian 
culture. If our Christian civilization is left 
in any large part to depend upon the morale 
of the faculty and students of big colleges 
and universities we may confidently expect 
our civilization to become yet more flip- 
pantly indifferent or loftily patronizing to- 
ward all that the heart of the Christian 
.holds most dear. 

The college is in an eminent degree a 
battle ground of character. The honest 
and inquiring mind of the young man and 
woman must meet the struggle with vary- 
ing degrees of intense earnestness. Give 
the youth at least an even chance to fight 
out this battle in surroundings where the 
odds, if not sweepingly in his favor, will 
not be sweepingly against him. And rather 
than send the young people from the home 
into an atmosphere of supercilious uncon- 
cern or preoccupied indifference to religion, 
patronize the college whose faculty have 
no aim but character and whose chief com- 
pensation for much otherwise unrequited 
toil is the symmetry and useful beauty of 
the characters which their personality has 
helped to fashion and direct. 

In the name of humanity going on unto 
perfection, for the sake of our Christian 
civilization much beset by heathenism, in 
the name of moral integrity much needed 
and much wanted in these days, for the 
sake of all that blood-bought Christian 
freedom means to politics, industry, society 
and the Church, stand by the Christian col- 
lege. Give it patronage, welcome to your 
churches and your homes, give it your 
money that it may not be crippled as a 
character factory. Above all else surround 
it with an atmosphere of prayer and in- 
tercession that, though a battle ground in 
deed and in truth, it may be crowned with 
the glorv of conquest of character for 
Christ. 

Berkeley. Cal. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January io. 1907. 



The Aims of a Christian College By c. i. Coleman 



I use the word Christian in distinction 
on the one hand to denominational, and 
on the other to private or state. A de- 
nominational college stands not for 
Christianity but for the propagation of a 
sect. Its management, therefore, must 
be exclusive; entirely in the hands of 
members of a certain stamp, its student 
body drawn from adherents of a certain 
theology, its teaching unchanged; fixed 
by those who even if in their life they 
responded to the needs of their time 
soon die and pass beyond the reach of 
earth's needs and questionings. Of a 
similar nature are those lectureships en- 
dowed in times past for the discussion 
of certain questions, then deemed vital, 
but now dead beyond the consideration 
of any self-respecting scholar notwith- 
standing the rich stipend attached to 
them. It is entirely possible for a de- 
nomination to start and maintain a col- 
lege in all essentials nondenominational — - 
a Christian college in the broadest sense 
of that word, and it is entirely possible 
for a denominational, a sectarian insti- 
tution to spring from a nondenomina- 
tional movement. A college, sectarian, 
denominational, is to-day not worth the 
founding, nor the maintaining, scarcely 
worth discussion. 

On the other hand there are technical 
schools, certain private colleges and 
state universities, which by the provis- 
ions of their charters, by the very na- 
ture of their connections and support, 
can not make any religious motive, what- 
ever, an integral part of their work. They 
are not irreligious nor un-Christian, 
their student body under such influences 
as the Young Men's and Young Women's 
C, A. may be dominantly Christian, but 
that is accident; their own specific work 
lies elsewhere, in scientific research, for 
instance, or in training for enlightened 
and scholarly citizenship. Such institu- 
tions are developing very rapidly to-day, 
in numbers and in size, so rapidly as to 
overshadow all others, and to provoke 
a spirit of envy, if not of hostility in 
others. It can not be too strongly in- 
sisted upon that there should be no such 
hostility or competition, that each col- 
lege has its own problem, its own type 
of life to develop and in this there can 
be no competition. There is necessity 
for variety of type in colleges. In cer- 
tain things uniformity is essential, in re- 
quirements for admission, amount and 
character of work required for degrees. 
But in size, in general tone, in emphasis, 
in work offered the key word is diversity. 
It is a fallacy verging on infatuation that 
colleges seek to conform to any fixed 
pattern: that small colleges seek to be- 
come large colleges, that city colleges 
seek to become country colleges. The 
colleges at Oxford and at Cambridge are 
quite different from each other in their 
tone and work and it is well that they 
are. for the latter has given England 
nearly all of her great writers, and the 



former has started most of the popular 
movements which have shaken the 
British Isles to their very center. With 
us it were fitting that a state college em- 
phasize its connection with the state, 
the public service, trained political lead- 
ership, that a private institution devote 
itself to research, that a religious col- 
lege cultivate especially Christian cul- 
ture, that each student community have 
its own distinctive life. Let students 
who seek more than one type migrate 
from institution to institution as they 
do in Germany and as they are getting 
to do in our West and Middle West. 
In the desire of each college to do the 
work of all the colleges it is too often 
the case that it loses all distinctive flavor. It 
stands for nothing except one more col- 
lege in tables of statistics. The state 
college turns out no better political lead- 
ers than the denominational college, and 
the denominational college sends out no 
better religious leaders than the state 
university, and where is the profit of 
either? 

The institution which forms the sub- 
ject of my paper is both an educational 
and a religious institution ; its calling in 
both respects is holy. As a college it 
must have educational value, it must be 
an intellectual center. It should aim at 
sound, progressive scholarship, its stand- 
ards should be high, not only in catalog 
announcement but in the daily class 
room; its students must not be ashamed 
of their work when they present it for 
credit at an alien institution. The re- 
ligious world has no right to foist upon 
the educational world institutions, large 
or small, masquerading under the name 
of colleges and lowering the standards, 
of scholarship. None should be so anx- 
ious to prevent this thing as religious 
leaders themselves. Sham and inade- 
quate education does harm to its re- 
cipients which no amount of religiosity 
can blot cut, nor even conceal. Nor 
does it bring religion into repute when 
its champions break down the hard-won 
paths of scientific advance and weaken 
the foundations of the patiently reared 
structure of modern scholarship. The 
Christianity of a Christian college must 
manifest itself first in the honesty of its 
catalog announcements, in the prepara- 
tion its instructors bring to their posi- 
tions, in the conscience they put into 
their professional work, in the adequacy 
of the training which it gives its students. 
To allow the slip-shod student to slip 
along unconscious of his weakness, to 
send the competent student to higher 
activity unprepared for the work he 
finds, and unprovided with the tools of 
modern scholarship, this surely should 
not be done in the name of him who said, 
"By their fruits shall ye know them." 

As a religious institution our college 
must be heartily and honestly religious 
m tone, recognizing unashamed the dig- 
nity and worth of Christianitv. There 



must be religious instruction and, with 
President Hyde, of Bowdoin, "by reli- 
gious instruction I mean the direct pre- 
sentation of religious truth, not any one 
of the many approaches to it, or sub- 
stitutes for it, or evasions of it, like the 
Bible considered as literature, or church 
history as an aspect of universal history, 
or Christian ethics as a phase of ethics 
in general" (Aims of Relig. Educ, p. 17. 
Proceedings of Third Convention, Bos- 
ton. Religious Education Association, 
Chicago.) As President King, of Ober- 
lin, said at the convention of the Reli- 
gious Education Association, "there is 
no reason why the Bible should not be 
studied frankly as a moral and religious, 
book, and not merely as literature. It 
is literature, but its importance does not 
lie primarily there, and there is only 
loss in pretending that it does." (Ibid 
p. 116). There is moral and intellectual 
force in Christianity which entitles it to 
recognition in even the highest centers 
of culture. A college can use again the 

NEVER TIRES 

Of the Food That Restored Her to 
Health. 



"My food was killing me and I didn't 
know the cause," writes a Colo, young 
lady: "For two years I was thin and 
sickly, suffering from indigestion and in- 
flammatory rheumatism. 

"I had tried different kinds of diet, 
plain living, and many of the remedies 
recommended, but got no better. 

"Finally, about five weeks ago, mother 
suggested that I try Grape-Nuts, and I 
began at once, eating it with a little 
cream or milk. A change for the better 
began at once. 

"To-day I am well and am gaining 
weight and strength all the time. I've 
gained 10 lbs. in the last five weeks and 
do not suffer any more from indigestion 
and the rheumatism is all gone. 

"I know it is to Grape Nuts alone that 
I owe my restored health. I still eat the 
food twice a day and never tire of it." 
Name given by Postum Co., Battle 
Creek, Mich. 

The flavor of Grape Nuts is peculiar to 
itself. It is neutral, not too sweet and 
has an agreeable, healthful quality that 
never grows tiresome. 

One of the sources of rheumatism is 
from overloading the system with acid 
material, the result of imperfect diges- 
tion and assimilation. 

As soon as improper food is abandoned 
and Grape-Nuts is taken regularly, 
digestion is made strong, the organs do 
their work of building up good red blood 
cells and of carrying away the excess of 
disease-making material from the sys- 
tem. 

The result is a certain and steady re- 
turn to normal health and mental activ- 
ity. "There's a reason." Read the little 
book "The Road to Wellville" in pkgs. 



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43 



words an apostle wrote in the infancy of 
the church: "I am not ashamed of the 
Gospel ; for it is the power of God unto 
salvation to every one that believeth." 
(Rom. 1:16). Nor is there necessarily 
anything incongruous in hearty and full 
accord between a college and a definite, 
specific religious movement, one at least 
which stands for something positive and 
worthy. There, it ma}- be, its greatest 
work lies, there its mission may be per- 
formed. 

This discussion of the nature of a 
Christian college has already revealed its 
aims, but another approach may also be 
helpful. Let me ask: "What may a re- 
ligious movement expect to accomplish 
by founding and maintaining a college?" 
It may not be amiss to remind you that 
perhaps the majority of the teachers in 
our church colleges approached their 
present occupation through this question. 
They have seen, or thought they saw, 
needs in our movement which could be 
met in no other way than by educational 
work, and with their belief in this move- 
ment dominant in their hearts they have 
devoted themselves to college work. 
What do they, from the point of view of 
our movement, what may you, whom we 
ask for support and co-operation, justly ex- 
pect to be accomplished by our colleges? 

I answer, first and most obviously, the 
training of a ministry, a ministry adequately 
prepared to be the leaders and the mouth- 
piece of our plea. 

This involves general preparation, physi- 
cal, social, intellectual, moral. This general 
preparation it is the task of the college — not 
of the Bible college or the theological semi- 
nary — to give. It must precede the special 
preparation. Ask any reflecting man and 
he will tell you that it would be better for 
a man to enter the ministry without min- 
isterial training and with a college educa- 
tion, than to enter it with a ministerial 
training and without a college education. 
Man\ r law schools, and medical schools and 
several theological schools now require A. 
B. for entrance, and much is to be said for 
that course. More fundamental than our 
plea is the Christian religion, more funda- 
mental than the Christian religion is reli- 
gion itself ; more fundamental than religion 
is humanity itself: humanity culminating in 
a universal movement of the human heart 
upward and outward, toward the heavens 
and toward fellow man, toward God and 
toward our common brotherhood. 

Not only must general culture precede 
special training, but the latter is best ac- 
complished in the atmosphere of the former. 
The ministerial training school must be con- 
ducted in conjunction with and in the same 
locality as the college. Statistics show con- 
clusively that Bible colleges and seminaries 
established apart from colleges or univer- 
sities have fallen oft" rapidly in efficiency, 
and now have a most appalling dearth of 
students, ranging as low in some cases as 
10 or 12. To have a trained ministry is 
then our first aim, and to get it we must 
have good, reputable institutions of learn- 
ing, including both colleges and schools of 
theology. 

The second aim we seek to accomplish in 



a Christian college is this: The full and 
adequate expression of the movement for 
which we stand. Unless a religious move- 
ment works out somehow, sometime, a sat- 
isfactory, intelligent expression of its mo- 
tives and purposes, .which will pass muster 
in the world of thought, it is doomed, a 
failure. Humanly speaking, the reason 
Christianity triumphed over its pagan rivals 
in the Roman Empire, notably over My- 
thraism. which challenged it in extent and 
exceeded it in its hold upon government cir- 
cles, the reason why Christianity conquered 
and became the universal religion of Euro- 
pean civilization, was that it gained the 
centers of culture. The catechetical school 
at Alexandria, the theology developed in 
Asia Minor, the constitution effected at 
Rome gave the final victory. The influence 
of the church upon the world is made chief- 
ly, of course, by its moral life, its indwell- 
ing power. But in all ages, and most of all 
in this, the scientific age, one great chan- 
nel of influence is the expression of its 
truths in intelligent terms. For this we 
must depend largely, directly or indirectly, 
upon educational institutions, the natural 
intellectual center of all such movements. 
Here we must look for that sunreme unity 
of thought and of sentiment which may be 
called, indifferently, the Christianity of cul- 
ture, and the culture of Christianity. 

For this a certain degree of intellectual 
freedom is necessary. I do not mean that 
a college shall have liberty to depart en- 
tirely from sympathy and fellowship with 
the movement which gave it birth and still 
claims support from it. But for this I plead, 
that men, even college professors, shall 
have the privilege of searching for truth in 
book, in society, in nature, with open mind 
and with the assurance that all truth will 
be welcomed. When a private benefactor 
objects to the teachings of a department in 
a college which he has founded, and se- 
cures the discharge of the instructor be- 
cause the truth he teaches reflects upon the 
way the wealth was secured, as is reported 
to have occurred some years ago in the far 
west, the educational world cries shame and 
a stigma attaches to the institution thus en- 
dowed. I can not see that the matter is es- 
sentially different in the case of a religious 
movement and its colleges. Intellectual and 
spiritual freedom should not be at the 
mercy of prejudice. Suspicion on one side 
breeds aloofness on the other; let both dis- 
appear before warm, helpful sympathy. To- 
gether we stand or fall. Let us move for- 
ward, then, knowing that often through dif- 
ferences and through changes our real pro- 
gress is made. We started as a movement; 
we still like to think of ourselves as a 
movement, not a denomination. Let us 
keep moving, then, for the moment we cease 
moving we cease to be a movement ; and 
when we are no longer a movement, what 
can we be called but a denomination? Is it 
too much to ask that in our educational in- 
stitutions there should be frank study even 
of the principles of our own movement, that 
so we may grow into a fuller conception of 
the truth as well as gain a fuller expres- 
sion of our plea? 

The third thing we ought reasonably to 
expect our colleges to engage in, and the 



aim which many of us keep more or less 
constantly before us, as the old Hebrews 
did their laws, is the cultivation in the stu- 
dent body of a genuinely Christian charac- 
ter. Honesty, unselfishness, kindness, benev- 
olence, meekness, a public spirit and purity 
of heart — these and the other fruits of the 
spirit a Christian college should cultivate. 
Amid conflicting principles of business, 
amid changes in the ethical systems of man- 
kind, Christianity must ever stand for these 
fundamental virtues. 

The sons and daughters of those who 
founded and now maintain our colleges 
come into our walls, and upon our souls rests 
the burden of the shaping of their character. 
In a desire to become like other colleges, 
perhaps we have not always kept dishonest 
practices out of our athletics and have fal- 
len to the same plane or lower than those 
who make no pretense of being Christian 
colleges. Just as sometimes in our churches 
the standard of business and political honor 
is no higher than among those who do not 
profess to follow the lofty teachings of the 
Master. In the hope of increasing oiir at- 
tendance, perhaps, we have lowered our 
standards of work, thinking that a poor stu- 
dent is better than none at all. Perhaps, to 
gain in favor, we have compromised the 
truth. If so, these are the temptations and the 
sins that lure the Christian college from the 
path of duty ; the fantastic and the en- 
chanting visions that tempted St. Anthony 
in his hermitage. We must and will put 
them behind us and be true to our holy call- 
ing, which is the attaining of the stature of 
perfect manhood and womanhood, the ideal 
of physical robustness, of intellectual vigor, 
of moral excellence, fused and transformed 
in the glow of the Christian life. 

A BANKER'S NERVE. 

Broken by Coffee and Restored by 
Postum. 



A banker needs perfect control of the 
nerves, and a clear, quick, accurate brain. 
A prominent banker of Chattanooga tells 
how he keeps himself in condition: 

"Up to' 17 years of age I was not 
allowed to drink coffee, but as soon as 
I got out into the world I began to use 
it and grew very fond of it. For some 
years I noticed no bad effects from its 
use, but in time it began to affect me un- 
favorably. My hands trembled, the mus- 
cles of my face twitched, my mental 
processes seemed slow and in other ways 
my system got out of order. These con- 
ditions grew so bad at last that I had 
to give up coffee altogether. 

"My attention having been drawn to 
Postum Food Coffee, I began its use on 
leaving off the old kind, and it gives me 
pleasure to testify to its value. I find it 
a delicious beverage; like it just as well 
as I did coffee, and during the years 
that I have used Postum I have been 
free from the distressing symptoms that 
accompanied the use of coffee. The 
nervousness has entirely disappeared, 
and I am as steady of hand as a boy of 
25, though I am more than 92 years old. 
I owe all this to Postum Food Coffee." 
Name given by the Postum Co., Battle 
Creek, Mich. "There's a reason." Read 
the little book "The Road to Wellville" 
in pkgs. All grocers. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January io. 1907. 



Seen From 




»Ome iy F- !>• Power 



The new year comes in with a bright, 
warm sun. Washington has been under 
clouds. Strangers for the last few days 
of the oid year have been execrating our 
climate, and it is not always that of 
Southern California in its balminess and 
beauty. Then we have had deeper and 
darker clouds because of the terrible 
loss of many of our people in the rail- 
road wreck the last Sunday evening of 
1906. To the whole community it 
brought sadness and threw all New Year 
festivities into mourning. The watch- 
night services were services of prayer 
for stricken homes. Never in its his- 
tory has the national capital suffered so 
frightfully from the railroad collision 
horror. Are we traveling too fast? Are 
our means of transportation crude and 
unsafe? Has commercialism made us 
reckless of human life? Is "the narrow- 
ing lust of gold" the chief thing to ring 
out, and "the larger heart, the kindlier 
hand," the chief thing to ring in for 
1907 and for all time? It is a time for 
pause and pondering. 

In no respect does 1906 stand out 
prominently more than in the loss of 
life, especially through the great con- 
vulsive forces of nature. Sixty thou- 
sand have been victims of earthquake 
and flood, of typhoons and volcanic dis- 
turbances. Then we have had turmoil 
in Russia and France and Cuba; and 
perfect peace has not been ours in the 
United States, as Atlanta and Browns- 
ville and the Philippines will bear wit- 
ness. Many of those living when we 
ushered in the year with rejoicing 
twelve months ago are now silent in 
death. Shining marks are among them. 
President Harper, Speaker Henderson, 
Marshall Field and General Wheeler, 
General Schofield and Susan B. Antho- 
ny, Professor Shaler and Professor 
Langley, Bailey, the circus man, and 
Huntington, the portrait painter; Pierre 
Curie, the radium discoverer, and Daly, 
the turfman; Carl Schurz and Ibsen, 
Russell Sage and Mrs. Craigie and Lady 
Curzon, Gorman and Hitt and Hoar and 
Shafter, Mrs. Bottome and Adelaide Ris- 
ton, and Mrs. Jeff Davis — are some of 
the foremost names in the procession. 
A\ e have had Dowie and Crapsey and 
Thaw and Castellane and Stensland and 
the insurance people, and meat 
packers and Standard Oil on our hands. 
We have had thrills from the White 
House and wc have caught the clearest 
and closest vision of the North Pole 
which has come to any nation. Our 
boys won at Athens and lost to John 
Bull. Joe Gans and the Japanese have 
interested the Pacific coast, and the Pan- 
ama Canal and the President have given 



us over here something to think about 
The cause of religion has held its own. 
There have been no unusual ey.ents. 
Gipsy Smith and Torrey and Alexander 
have been at work, and there never were 
such great meetings among the Disci- 
ples of Christ as have been weekly tele- 
graphed to our papers. Archbishop 
Bond, primate of Canada; Sam Jones, 
Bishop McCabe, Bishop Coke Smith and 
Bishop Arnett ceased from their labors, 
but the forces and the men were never 
more alive in the kingdom of Christ; and 
there never was a greater year in mis- 
sionary and moral and Christian endeav- 
or and advance. The convention at Buf- 
falo showed the high water mark on all 
lines of development among our own peo- 
ple. The cause of union among all follow- 
ers of our common Lord has been stead- 
ily growing. The workers in the for- 
eign field have greatly increased. The 
evidences of an overruling Providence, 
a Supreme Being, all-wise and gracious, 
whose hand directs not only the course 
of the earth about the sun, but the des- 
tinies of nations and of men, were never 
more abundant and convincing. 

With us the biggest thing under the 
shadow of the Dome on the opening of 
the new year is the President's recep- 
tion of the people. Later on there are 
more formal functions, but on New 
Year's day everybody goes. No card 
is required. Eight thousand five hun- 
dred and thirteen greeted him on this 
occasion and he was fresh as a rose 
when the last hand was shaken and the 
last "Dee-lighted!" spoken. Everybody 
used to receive here on this day; now 
it is limited to the White House, and 
cabinet homes. Roast turkey and ham, 
boned turkey and terrapin, salads and 
cakes and fruits, punches and even egg- 
nog were seen, and everybody was 
calling, rushing, laboring to get around 
before it was too late. In the eighties 
all this disappeared. Men no longer 
tore around in broad daylight with full 
evening dress as of old, and the women 
had a rest. Madison inaugurated the New 
Year's reception. In 1810 the first func- 
tion of this kind was held at the White 
House. Washington Irving was one of 
the guests. He spoke of Mrs. Madison 
as "a fine portly buxom dame who has a 
smile and pleasant word for everybody." 
"But as to Jemmy Madison, ah, poor 
Jemmy!" he went on, "he is but a with- 
ered little apple-John;" and so Jeffrey 
of the "Edinburg Review" said of him: 
"He looked like a schoolmaster dressed 
up for a funeral." 

It is a great sight, this Presidential 
reception, with the lights and flowers 
and music and "braw people." Nothing 
can be more dazzling than the diplomats 
in their court dresses, and army and 
navy officers in their gorgeous apparel, 
grouped with the most beautiful and 



best-gowned women in the world in the 
Blue Room. People gather on the street 
and in the park by thousands to see 
them assembling. My first one was in 
Grant's second administration. Fafther 
back they served refreshments, but that 
interesting feature is dispensed with. At 
General Jackson's reception in 1836 a 
gigantic cheese was cut and distributed 
among the guests, and limitless punch 
and other drinkables, which created such 
a scandal that the practice was forever 
discontinued. I attended two special 
receptions of Mr. McKinley's where 
elegant refreshments were served, but 
there is nothing of this kind on January 
1st. It is just a long line of folks in all 
manner of dress and decoration who file 
past the chief magistrate, grasp his hand 
and move on. First comes the Diplomat- 
ic Corps covered with gold lace, plumed 
and spurred, with swords and orders 
and gorgeous ornamentation; then Uncle 
Sam's show of military and naval heroes 
in best bib and tucker, following the 
line of the Supreme Court, and Senate 
and House, in sombre citizen's dress; 
then the Marine Corps and militia in 
their best, caparisoned so handsomely 
as to strike with awe the vulgar multi- 
tude; then last of all the "Hoi Pol- 
loi," which means the best of all. There 
used to be a large number of Afro- 
Americans, but some one counted only 
fourteen in this line. The President is 
in disfavor. But everybody and his 
wife may enter the White House on 
New Year's Day. Three boys came 
down on roller skates and marched by 
with their skates on their shoulders. A 
little girl carried in her arms her "Teddy 
Bear" and the President displayed his 
teeth. A middle-aged woman who had 
never before seen such an experience 
was so excited and overawed by the 
brilliancy of her surroundings, and the 
glory of a big policeman as she passed 
the Red Parlor and was approaching 
the psychological moment, that she mis- 
took the limb of the law for the Presi- 
dent and with courtly bow took his hand 
for that of Mr. Roosevelt, but her hus- 
band hustled her along. The President 
was the simplest dressed man in the 
company. Everybody else seems to have 
his clothes described and discussed but 
the central figure of the function. Uni- 
forms and gowns get the chief notices. 
Panne velvet and lace, chiffon cloth and 
diamonds, crepe de chine and pearls, 
pale blue silk or pale blue satin empires 
are unquestionably the thing. "Alice," 
for example, was "in a gown of deep 
cream panne velvet, made with empire 
effect and trimmed with lace. About her 
throat was a superb string of pearls and 
a chain of diamonds which hung almost 
to her waist line." Think of it! Solomon 
in all his glory was not arrayed like one 
of these. Eve was not in it. 



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45 



Facing a Great* Danger Byj. 



To-day American life is characterized 
by rush and hurry. In almost every 
sphere of human interest and human 
action we notice this "hurry up" spirit. 
The American surprised his English 
cousin by making inquiry for an eleva- 
tor that did not stop at every floor. He 
wanted a "through train" from bottom 
to top. He had no time to waste wait- 
ing for other passengers. Men want to 
get from office to office like a ball gets 
from a cannon's mouth. Life between 
birth and burial has become a series of 
leaps, jumps and pushes. Already after 
men have passed a certain age they are 
no longer wanted by the "captains of in- 
dustry." After, a while the men who 
desire to work for corporations will have 
to have their pulse beats counted by an 
expert to determine whether they move 
with alacrity or just creep along. Dr. 
Hillis calls attention to two new dis- 
eases peculiar to America — viz.: "Ameri- 
canitis" and "Nervosity." He further 
calls attention to the significance of the 
following notice posted in a depot: 
"Hereafter only ten minutes can be al- 
lowed for luncheon." 

We have heard so much about the 
strenuous life in recent years that we 
want to rush all the seasons. We would 
bring sowing and reaping closer to- 
gether. When we found out that the 
hens would not do "strenuous" sitting we 
banished them and got incubators — thus 
gaining in number of chickens sufficient 
to bring the time of hatching down to 
just minutes enough to warm the eggs, 
if the same work should be attempted by 
the mother hens. 

Whether sweet or not, our courtships 
must be short, and of course following 
the logic of the times our marriages must 
be short, too. Thus while they have not 
decreased in number they have in- 
creased immensely in "variety." 

The get-rich-quick concerns are only 
a sign of the times. 

In all our interests and duties, what- 
soever their meaning or their associa- 
tions, we meet the demand "to hurry 
up." Recently the driver of the hearse 
in a funeral procession called out to the 
driver of the pall-bearer's wagon just 

in front, "Trot out'." "Hurry up!" this 

on a rough road." The answer made to 
the strenuous escort of the dead was: 
"Sir, you are under no obligation to 
hurry up a job like this." It should 
strike no student of modern life with 
surprise that this spirit had gotten into 
the church. We are hearing more and 
more that the work of the church be 
done like the work of the world — in a 
business way. True, the work of the 
church should be carried on in a busi- 
nesslike way. This is taken for granted; 
only the careless and slothful would do 
the work of the church in any other 



"Be Still and Know that I am 
God." 

than a businesslike way, but a church 
is not a "business institution;" if it had 
been it would not be here to-day. The 
business of the church i!s incidental, 
secondary. Important? Assuredly. It 
is important that we eat, but we do not 
live to eat. We eat because we want to 
do something more than eat. The church 
pays expenses, meets her financial ob- 
ligations, but if she does not do more 
than this, what does she more than a 
merely secular institution? 

One of the best financed churches I 
ever knew was one of the coldest and 
most worldly that I have ever seen. It's 
worship seemed mechanical as a military 
drill. There are churches, like men, 
which seem to meet their bills — this and 
nothing more. In these churches there 
is no need to talk about the preacher, 
they have no real preacher. These 
churches engage a man to administer 
the affairs of the church, and to talk 
a little on Sunday. The "little talks" 
serve to entertain the people and put 
everybody in a good humor. This and 
nothing more. In these churches every 
song, every prayer, even the communion 
seems to say, "Hurry up" and "Get 
through." In what direction is this lead- 
ing? 

1. It is breaking down and destroy- 
ing the power of the pulpit. And the 
preacher who yields to this demand for 
"the quick and practical" will find him- 
self scratching the surface instead of go- 
ing down to the deeper level and find- 
ing the gold of truth. 

A traveling man remarked to me re- 
cently, "Why don't the preachers 
preach? Many of them seem to think 



THE DAILY NEEDS. 

BY THOMAS CURTIS CLARK. 

Vision to see Thy love 
In every flower and tree; 

In every star above, 

A thought, O God, of Thee! 

Wisdom to seek Thy power, 
When tempted to the wrong; 

In every troubled hour, 
Faith still to breathe a song; 

Pity for those who fall, 

Defeated in the fight; 
Love, as a lamp to all 

Who wander in the night. 

Strength for each waiting task, 
Courage that can not quail; 

For these, O God, I ask; 
With these, I shall not fail. 



that any sort of a little talk will do for 
a sermon." 

How can they preach when they are 
sandwiched between a "program" and the 
dinner hour? Fifteen or twenty minutes 
to develop some great doctrine of the 
Word of God whose roots reach back to 
Genesis in the Old and branches spread 
forth through the Gospels of the New 
Testament. It is simply impossible. 
You can start a toy engine on a toy track 
in a few seconds; not so with the engine 
that draws a load. The preacher is 
almost compelled to paddle around for a 
little shallow water. He must make 
"short practical talks." The people want 
this — many of them — but the people 
need the prophet's vision and message. 
Dr. W. G. Blaikie says: "The German 
pulpit, which became so great a power 
under Luther and Melancthon, has not 
sustained the fame of its early days. 
We all know how it was deadened and 
all but destroyed by the withering blight 
of Rationalism. Towards the end of 
last century many of the sermons 
preached were on such topics as the 
care of health, the necessity of industry, 
the advantages of scientific agriculture, 
the duty of gaining a competence, the 
ill-effects of law suits and the folly of 
superstitious opinions — topics of which 
some might form part of a parochial min- 
ister's instructions, but which it is fear- 
ful to think of as a substitute for the 
great and saving doctrines of sin, grace 
and redemption." 

These are wise words and they should 
come as a warning to the preacher at 
this time. 

The demand for the young "hustler" 
as a preacher betrays a rather sad ten- 
dency. How many, many people need 
the doctrines and teachings which have 
been tried and tested in the life of the 
minister ! They need to come into con- 
tact with ripeness of experience and ma- 
turity of thought. 

But the clamor seems to be for some- 
thing "green." We would hardly wel- 
come corn in-the-ear for our dinner, 
hard, cold, uncooked corn. No, we 
want bread well seasoned, well baked, 
steaming hot. 

Even so there should be a desire for 
the truth that has been converted into 
life, and the word that has become flesh. 
God save us from an uneducated, un- 
cultured, untrained and unspiritual min- 
istry. This is what we will have if our 
old men are discarded. Culture always 
respects the wisdom of age. 

In a subsequent article I wish to show 
how this "hurry up" spirit is in a meas- 
ure responsible for that strange some- 
thing known as "Christian Science." For 
1907 let us 

"Take time to be holy. 
Speak oft with thy Lord, 
Abide in his goodness 
And feed on his word." 
' Scdalia, Mo. 



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January io. 1907. 



An Earnest Word to the Whole Brotherhood 



Probably the offering for foreign mis- 
sions the tirst Sunday in March, 1907, 
involves more than any we have ever be- 
fore taken. "We believe it will be more 
generally observed. Our churches are 
coming to a larger and more enlightened 
and an altogether more useful life. The 
provincialism and indifference that char- 
acterized some churches in the past is 
rapidly passing away. For example, there 
were .344 more churches that gave to 
foreign missions last year than the year 
before. 

It is important that the approaching 
offering be a great one for the following 
reasons, at least: 

1. The Marvelous Growth of the Work. 

The Foreign Society has built up 
Christian communities where before only 
heathen darkness reigned. Its mission- 
aries have preached the Gospel in many 
cities and communities where the glad 
story of redemption had never before 
been proclaimed. These heralds of the 
cross have baptized penitent believers in 
waters never before disturbed by the ob- 
servance of the sacred ordinance. They 
have spread the table of the Lord in 
numerous communities for the first time. 
Tens of thousands of children to whom 
the story of the cross had never before 
come have been gathered into schools to 
learn of him whose cradle was only a 
manger. Hundreds of thousands have 
received the kindly and healing touch of 
the medical missionary who before had 
never so much as heard of such merciful 
and helpful skill. Christian homes have 
been planted; the opium eater has be- 
come the evangelist and church builder; 
the idolater now worships in spirit and 
in truth; and the licentious life has been 
transformed into one of purity and holi- 
ness. What a mighty work has been 
done before our eyes! 

2. Our Present Obligations. 

We are wearing out the lives of a 
number of our best men and women on 
the mission fields. Every year brings 
home one or more impaired in health for 
life. Every year some brave missionary 
gives up his life and lies down to sleep 
in heathen soil to await the resurrection 
morn. Wc owe these heralds of the 
cross a debt that must be paid. When 
we sent them out we made a solemn vow 
to God to properly support them. Will 
we keep this vow? They need more 
workers; they need more buildings; they 
need hospitals and homes and chapels. 
They must be fed and clothed and pro- 
vided with tilings honest in the sig ht 
of the heathen. The education of their 



children must be carefully and seriously 
considered. If we neglect these, our 
own brethren and representatives, we 
do so at our peril. God will reckon 
with us. 

3. Our Abundant Ability to Give More. 

We are able and more than able to 
provide all their needs. The material 
prosperity of this country is probably 
without a parallel in the history of the 
world. Our brethren are growing rich 
at a marvelous rate. We are no longer 
a comparatively poor people. We are a 
rich people and our wealth is multiply- 
ing at an almost unprecedented rate. 
Our churches are increasing in member- 
ship; the number of our churches is 
rapidly multiplying, and new and costly 
buildings are going up on every hand. 
We are a growing, and a mighty people. 
We must not, we can not, we will not, 
plead poverty. 

4. The Offering and the Centennial. 

As one preparation for the Centennial 
we are hoping that our people will read 
afresh the New Testament with a view 
to knowing the mind of Christ with refer- 
ence to the evangelization of the world. 
They will there see that the redemption 
of the whole world is the central truth 
in his teaching. What Christ made cen- 
tral no church can afford to put on the 
circumference. Missions is the plan of 
God. The evangelization of the world is 
the program of Jesus. The teaching of 
the Bible is unmistakable on this point. 
From Genesis to Revelation the Bible 
is a missionary book. From the call 
of Abraham to the last vision of John 
is one overwhelming theme of saving 
the whole creation. The Campbells and 
Stone and Scott plead for the union of 
the people of God to the end that the 
world might be evangelized. We can 
not fittingly prepare for the Centennial 
in 1909 unless we keep foremost and 
uppermost the missionary theme. 

5. For the Reflex Influence. 

Xo church can hope to grow and pros- 
per that stands aloof from the mission- 
ary enterprise. If a missionary church, 
then living; if nonmissionary, then dis- 
eased and dying. There are no excep- 
tions to this rule. "Send or end" are 
the only alternatives. "Extend or end" 
is the certain law of church life. The 
whole church should be made to feel 
that if missions are not made of first 
importance, God's gracious designs can 
not be accomplished. "Use or lose" is 
the Lord's message to every church. 
To cease to "go" is to cease to "grow." 
Missions is the one supreme business of 
every church of Jesus Christ. It has 
no other business; everything else is 
accidental and incidental. Every church 
must preach or perish, teach or tarnish, 
evangelize or fossilize. 

All know we have an army of nearly 
500 workers scattered over the world- 



field. They must depend upon us at 
home for supplies while they do the 
Lord's work. They are the elect of 
God. They are men and women tried 
and true. 

March Offering Supplies. 

The March offering helps this year 
are exceptionally strong and attractive. 
We are sure they will be helpful in 
awakening a larger interest. They are 
furnished free of charge, envelopes, sub- 
scription books, pastoral letters, Mis- 
sionary Voice, etc. We recommend that 
the churches order these at once. 

Preparation is the word to empha- 
size now. The time for the offering 
draws nigh. Simply give the number in 
your church and all necessary supplies 
will be sent in due time. 

Please address 

A. McLEAN, Pres., 

Box 884, Cincinnati, O. 



More Money and Less Effort. 

The Living-Link idea of the Foreign So- 
ciety is certainly very patent with us. We 
are raising much more money for foreign, 
missions than we raised before we adopted 
it, and we are raising it with less effort. 
The great power of the idea seems to reside 
in the defmiteness of the appeal which it 
makes to givers. Many feel no doubt what 
was bluntly said by a certain business man. 
He said in effect, "I don't care to throw 
my contribution at a billion people." The 
needs of so many often perplex, daze and 
even paralyze one. Not so those of a sin- 
gle village, city or district. One can meas- 
urably lay hold of the latter with his under- 
standing and the small gift of the average 
giver seems to him more worth while. 

Further, support is asked for a particular 
missionary or group of missionaries. The 
missionary or the group becomes known in 
its aptitudes, activities and personal peculi- 
arities, as it is not possible for the whole of 
a congregation to know missionaries in gen- 
eral. The Living-link is, as the name im- 
plies, a person to be communicated with, 
helped, befriended, loved — a spirit with def- 
inite and vita! spiritual relations to the 
spirits of those who constitute the church 
in whose stead he works. How the mis- 
sionaries in general do, does not concern 
the average Christian much. That is to say, 
one is not apt to be moved most by the 
needs and abilities, the successes and fail- 
ures of a class. What a particular man of 
a class needs or does may grip us mightily. 

Again, we are responsible as a Living- 
link church for the support of a particular 
missionary. If we do not support him, he 
must either be recalled or somebody else 
found to care for him. In either case, we 
shall suffer shame unless, indeed, we first 
suffer such disaster as should make his sup- 
port impossible to us. Our experience here 
with the Living-link idea has been very sat- 
isfactory. H. D. Smith. 

Hopkinsville, Ky. 



January io. 1907. 



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— Remember our colleges on third 
Lord's day. 

— That is only remembering our boys 
and girls and the future of our cause. 

— As soon as the churches can possibly 
get to it, let them remember the special 
offering for the San Francisco churches. 

■ — A card from M. E. Harlan, now of 
Indianapolis, says he is "gradually im- 
proving," and that he is "feeling well, 
eating well and sleeping well." We are 
sure this will be good news to the breth- 
ren. 

■ — A subscriber who reads our leading 
papers and says he likes them all, adds 
this word: "I would advise those who 
are anxious and troubled about many 
things to take The Christian-Evangel- 
ist." If we are making the paper helpful 
to this large class of people, we are very, 
glad. 

— We hope to publish next week "Our 
Pioneers" number. It will contain ar- 
ticles by men who were personally ac- 
quainted with many of the pioneers in 
our Restoration Movement, and other 
matters of interest to the workers to- 
day. It will be abundantly illustrated, 
among the reproductions being another 
fine portrait of Alexander Campbell, 
Barton Stone's Bible and Sermon Notes, 
an album inscription by Alexander Camp- 
bell, never before published, a leaf from 
a letter of Walter Scott, portraits of 
many of the pioneers, etc. The front 
page illustration alone is one that every 
reader of The Christian-Evangeust will 
want, and churches ought to circulate 
this edition in large numbers. Orders 
should be given at once so that they may 
be completed before our presses stop. 
The cost of this edition is great, but we 
want it to be widely circulated, so the 
price will be 25 cents for six copies, 50 
cents for 20 copies and $2 per hundred 
copies. 

♦ ♦ *$♦ 

— Dr. John Lujttenberger takes the 
work at Carondelet, St. Louis. 

— John L. Brandt is in a meeting at 
the Hyde Park church, Kansas City. 

— E. A. Child reports that the church 
at Nampa, Idaho, has wiped out its debt. 

— W. L. Harris and his singer, J. E. 
Lintt, are in a good meeting at Corydon, la. 

— H. James Crockett has resigned at But- 
ler, Mo., and taken the work at Abingdon, 
111. 

— P. C. MacFarlane has made another ef- 
fort to occupy his pulpit at Alameda, Cal. 
He is still very weak. 

— W. A. Haynes begins a meeting at 
Guthrie Center, la., January 10, and Blue 
Springs, Neb., February 8. 

■ — The Hull Brothers began a meeting 
at Kendallville, Ind., January 6, and will 
be at Garrett during February. 

— R. R. Hamlin and Leonard Daugherty 
are in a meeting with Morton L. Rose's 
church at North Yakima, Wash. 

— The death is announced of the old- 
est living graduate of Christian college, 
at Columbia, Mo., Mrs. Mary Redmon. 

— R. E. McKnight goes to San Francisco 
to take charge of the Sunset Mission. John 
Young, of Lodi, succeeds him at Bakers- 
field. 

— At the last election of officers at Co- 
lumbia, Mo., S. E. Lenoir was elected dea- 
con for life, which is a deserved tribute 
to a worthy man. 

• — Brother Scoville, with his full evange- 



listic force, has begun what promises to be 
a "great meeting at Fluntington, Ind., for 
Cephas Shelburne. 

— St. Louis Christian churches' City Mis- 
sion Rally. Monday next, Hamilton Avenue ! 
Frank Bowen, of Kansas City, will be one 
of the speakers. 

— O. S. Reed has resigned at Veeders- 
burg, Ind., to accept a call from the 
church at Ladoga, where he has just en- 
tered upon the work. 

— J. A. Clemens, who is an untiring 
worker, has taken charge at Roseville. 
111., where the prospects, judging by 
this start, are excellent. 

— S. W. Jackson and wife, who have been 
evangelizing at Tulia, Texas, write that 
lots have been purchased and over $1,300 
raised for a church building. 

—J. M. Bell, who has recently located at 
McKinney, Texas, which is one of our 
strong southern churches, writes that he 
looks for a good year's work. 

— John McKinnon writes us that the little 
church at Sumner, Wash., is in peace and 
unity and that their present minister, though 
a young man, is doing good work. 

—David C. Peters, wdio has recently en- 
tered upon his sixth year as minister of 
the church at Trinidad, Colo., has just gone 
to Manzanbla, Colo., to help L. S. Dudley. 



Some of our subscribers will re- 
ceive in their ChrisTian-EvangEeist 
during the next few weeks pink bills 
stating the amount due from them cm 
their subscription account. Will 
they please remit to the Christian 
Publishing Company, 2712 Pine, St. 
Louis, Mo., at once, and thus save 
us needless trouble? 



— The number of timers has grown at 
Atchison, Kan., as a result of a recent ser- 
mon by Pastor AY. T. Hilton. Atchison 
and Wichita Sunday-schools are in a con- 
test. 

— We very much regret to learn of the 
death of Martha E. Avlsworth, second wife 
of John Aylsworth, father of Pres. W. P. 
Avlsworth of Cotner, and N. J. Aylsworth 
of Auburn, N. Y. 

— W. G. Hearne has closed his work at 
Eldorado Springs, Mo., by reason of his 
wife's poor health. He will divide his time 
during 1907 between Jasper City and Rich- 
ards, Mo. 

— William A. Greenwell writes us that 
the brethren at Mt. Sterling, III, are now 
in their new building. He reports _ 241 
present at their Sunday-school, which is in 
a contest with Camp Point. 

— W. G. Connelly, whose resignation" 
at Charleroi, Pa., we have announced, 
leaves a membership approaching 400. 
The church building is free from debt, 
and in 18 months of his ministry 119 
were added. 

— B. B. Tyler requests all Disciples of 
Christ who expect to attend the World's 
Sunday-school convention in Rome next 
May to send to him their names and ad- 
dresses at once, at 158 South Penn avenue, 
Denver, Colo. 

— Harold E. Monser has organized a 
church at Findley, III, representing 55 dif- 
ferent families. A considerable sum of 
money was raised toward the minister's sal- 
ary. Brother Monser goes to Vermont, 
111., this month. 

— Rochester Irwin has just entered upon 
the pastorate at Washburn, III, where we 
have one of the best churches in that state. 
Last year over $500 was contributed by it 
to missionary enterprises. Brother Irwin 
leaves Rochester, Minn. 

— The recently elected governor of Colo- 
rado is also Chancellor of the University 
of Denver. He invited Brother Tyler to 



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oreach the convocation sermon at the open- 
ing of the new session, and his subject was 
"Christianity and Culture." 

— J. W. Larrimore has dedicated a new 
house of worship for the little congre- 
gation at Readstown, Wis., and raised 
enough money in cash and pledges to 
cover all the debt. J. P. Wright is just 
beginning his ministry there. 

— F. D. Ferrall, for whom Brother 
Northcutt was to hold a meeting at 
Bloomfield, la., writes us that his re- 
moval leaves many a sad heart there. 
Brother Ferrall had not, when he 
wrote, secured another evangelist. 

— The church at Boulder, Colo., has 
.caught the Centennial spirit by paying off 
the mortgage indebtedness, and is encour- 
aging two young men to study for the min- 
istry. S. M. Bernard has entered upon his 
fifth year as minister, with bright prospects. 

— R. H. Love confesses that he is a min- 
ister of varied experience and not unac- 
quainted with the gift of oratory, but all 
of his powers of speech were shackled on 
a recent occasion when the members of 
the Christian church at Ponca City, Okla., 
presented him with a gold watch. His wife 
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January io. 1907. 



—Small and St. John have just begun a 
meeting with the church at North Tona- 
wanda, N. Y., of which Earle M. Todd is 
pastor. This association will be peculiarly 
pleasant, seeing that there is the kinship 
of close association in the work in England 
between evangelist and minister. 

— A. M. Harral leaves the church at 
Sapulpa, I. T., with a new building, all 
financial obligations paid, and the outlook 
most hopeful for his successor, S. J. 
Vance, who enters upon the work at 
once. Brother Harral goes to Texas, 
where he will travel during the winter. 

— Prof. Charles M. Sharpe is now at 
Chicago, where he will carry four stiff 
courses preparatory to taking his doctor's 
degree. He would be glad to do supply 
work for pastors and churches accessible 
to Chicago, and may be addressed at 60.32 
Woodlawn avenue. He will be found a 
bright man in the pulpit. 

— H. O. Breeden is now in a meeting 
with the Lenox Avenue Church, New York. 
It will be remembered that C. R. Scovilk 
held a most successful meeting with Brother 
Lichtenberger last year. Brother Breeden 
goes straight from the union meeting with 
Dr. Chapman in Des Moines, and is to de- 
vote himself to evangelistic work this year. 

—The American Society was gladdened 
bv receiving a draft for $1,500 on the an- 
nuity plan on the last day of the old year, 
and a bequest of $500 a few days before. 
The Society enters the new year with the 
brightest prospects of her history. Sec. W. 
J. Wright, Y. M. C. A. Building, Cincin- 
nati, O., will give information. 

— O. Waldron Jennings has returned 
from a visit to our church at Haskell, I. 
T., where he preacned several times and 
lectured. He has arranged to return in 
the spring and hold a protracted meeting. 
Ours is the only church building in the 
town and there are fine opportunities for 
aggressive work both at Haskell and some 
neighboring towns. 

— The church at Wichita. Kan., where 
E. W. Allen is now the minister, is pre- 
paring for a great forward movement day 
January 27. At the Christmas Sunday- 
school festival every one of the 25 classes 
responded with something for the poor, and 
over $80 in money, besides food, clothing, 
etc.. were brought for distribution to local 
charities and our National Benevolent As- 
sociation. 

— The Foreign Society will be holding 
Missionary Rallies throughout January and 
February. A Foreign Missionary rally 
brings a National Convention in miniature 
within reach of those who cannot go to the 
larger gathering. Business men will find it 
profitable to participate in one of these ral- 
ii • It is a great help if the house is full 
when the services begin, and if the audi- 
ence remains until the close. 

— We regret to learn that J. W. Holsap- 
ple has tendered his resignation at Green- 
ville. Texas, to take effect April 1. He will 
be open for engagements after that date 
for evangelistic or pastoral work. Brother 
Holsapple has served some of the best 
churches in Texas, has been both corre- 
sponding secretary and president of the 
Texas Christian Missionary Convention and 
has an excellent record. He is a man of 
Strong convictions and thoroughly devoted 
to our cause. 



Pure at the Source. 

Milk is the chief article of food in the 
sick room and hospital. Every physican 
and nurse should know the source of 
supply before ordering in any form. It 
i- not enough to know that it comes as 
"country milk." Borden's Eagle Brand 
Condensed milk, the original and lead- 
ing brand since 1857. — Integrity and ex- 
perience behind every can. 



, — R. E. L. Prunty has been called for 
the seventh year by the congregation at 
Brookfield, Mo. A local paper speaks 
very highly of his work. When he took 
it in charge he found a small, struggling 
membership, with a very primitive 
church building. Now they "have a large 
and united membership, and one of the 
best buildings in the state, which will be 
dedicated this month. Brother Prunty 
is appreciated abroad as well as in his 
own town, and has had good success in 
evangelistic work. 

— O. E. Tomes has resigned after two 
years of successful work with the Hillside 
Avenue Christian Church at Indianapolis 
and entered upon the pastorate of the En- 
glewood Christian Church. He is a grad- 
uate of Butler College and has had a good 
record. He is the state superintendent of 
our Christian Endeavor Societies and was 
the general superintendent in the recent si- 
multaneous evangelistic campaign. The 
church to which he goes has a membership 
of 250 in a rapidly growing part of the city. 
R. D. Smith, who was pastor of the Hill- 
side church at one time, will succeed him. 



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Our New Church in New York City. 



—The statement in our columns" last 
week that J. H. Wright takes the pastor- 
ate at Atlanta, 111., was a mistake. At- 
lanta is Brother Wright's old home, and 
he has been visiting there for the past 
month. Of course our readers are aware 
of the fact that Ivan W. Agee is the pas- 
tor at this place, as was recently stated 
when a member of The Christian-Evan- 
gelist staff visited his church. Brother 
Agee has been there for the past fifteen 
months, and continues indefinitely. 
Brother Wright becomes pastor at Lov- 
ington. 

— The meeting at Marshall, Mo., has 
'been postponed because the evangelist was 
not able to come at the first suggested date. 
This church is led by B. T. Wharton, a 
brother of the beloved G. L. Wharton, who 
recently died on the mission field. Brother 
Wharton is one of our valued ministers, 
though his name does not often appear in 
public prints. He will have as his evange- 
list A. N. Lindsev, who is equallv at home 
in pastoral work or in the evangelistic 
field, to which he has lately been giving 
much attention. The singer will be E. E. 
Bilby, of Franklin, Ind.. who is well 
known in concert work but is giving most 
of his time now to evangelistic singing. 
Three hundred copies of The Christian- 
Evangelist will be used by this church in 
its forward movement. 

—The "Globe-Democrat" gives a first 
page half column announcement of a 



We All Know 
December Sixteenth 



has passed, but that will not ex- 
cuse any church that neglected 
the offering for Ministerial Re- 
lief. If justice be done, no oth- 
er interest has right to con- 
sideration until you have dis- 
charged your obligation to 



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in an offering toward their sup- 
port. If you pass thi.s by now 
you'll forget it and then some- 
body will suffer because of 
your neglect. The just and 
right thing to do is to take the 
offering at once and send the 
amount to 

Board of Ministerial Relief 

120 E. market Street 
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. 



noted whist champion, rising in the 
midst of the sermon at the University 
Place Christian Church, Des Moines, 
last Sunday, and renouncing card games 
forever. She was the holder of the na- 
tional championship of Woman's Whist 
Club. No doubt Bro. C. S. Medbury was 
glad to be interrupted in that way. It 
is said that her friends in the great au- 
dience of nearly 1,000 persons, who 
knew her pride in whist, "gasped in 
amazement" at her action. When Chris- 
tianity strikes into the heart it works 
radical changes in the life. 

— We have enjoyed visits during the 
past week from Leonard Daugherty, en 
route for the northwest; Marion Steven- 
son, the able Sunday-school leader of 
Illinois; O. P. Spiegel, a good represent- 
ative of the go-ahead south, and on his 
way to hold a meeting at Ottumwa, la., 
and Frank C. Huston, who is to lead the 
music in a meeting at Higginsville, Mo., 
with George Combs, of Kansas City, as 
evangelist. It would have been a sur- 
prise to some folk, no doubt, could they 
have heard the Editor and the Assistant- 
Editor of The Christian-Evangelist 
and the General Superintendent of the 
Christian Publishing Company carrying 
the tenor and bass while Brother Huston 
led some of his admirable evangelistic 
songs, with Poet Clark at the office or- 
gan and W. W. Dowling beating time. 

— We reported at some length in our 
last issue the meeting of Brother Sco- 
vllle at Indianapolis, and regret that with 
so many other claimants on our columns 
we have not space for an interesting re- 
port from Mr. Merle Sidener, city editor 
of the Indianapolis "Morning Star," and 
advertising manager of the meetings. Its 
special interest is in the fact that it is a 
recognition on the part of newspaper 
men that Brother Scoville makes "copy." 
What he says and does the newspapers 
can not ignore from the news standpoint, 
and as a result "The city awoke. Business 
men stopped and took notice. Emploves 
from the factories and the big depart- 
ment stores sought the Armory, where 
they might see and hear for themselves. 
They went a-way with new ideas of life, 
with more definite knowledge of the ap- 
plication of Christianity to the daily life." 



January io. 1907. 



Our Scandinavian Paper Started. 

Having both faith and hope for the prospering 
of the New Testament plea among my people, 
and putting implicit faith in God and our great 
brotherhood to stand by me in this sacred mis- 
sion, I have just launched a paper to advocate 
our cause, although I have no more of a fund 
than enough to pay for the first one or two is- 
sues; but I have faith that the brethren will stand 
'by me in every way possible to insure the success 
of this enterprise. It has been no small burden 
to assume the responsibilities and liabilities for 
all the work and all the bills, without any salary 
from any man, board or church. Even should 
some assistance be granted at some future day for 
my personal support, so as to enable me to de- 
vote my entire time to this mission work, still 
there will be no fund for carrying on the paper, 
so I have been compelled to make all arrangements 
trusting to God, both for my ttjpCfr - support 
as well as for the printing expens*w Of course, 
we hope to receive some he'.} from subscriptions, 
Ibut the printing bv£ ; alone v. ill exceed the income 
from this source for some thru at least, r{_i at 
the outset we have to spend quite large s-v. ,s of 
money in printing and scattering thousands of 
free sample copies to introduce the ^nirr; as this 
can only be sent out under the heTd of third- 
class matter the expense is four times more than 
the publisher's rates for the regular second-class 
matter, while in many cases we shall have to use 
a ic stamp on each copy sent out. 

The manuscript for the first issue is in the hai*.. s 
of- the printer, and by the time these lines are 
-jn print will be mailed. I have ordered 3,500 



1 HE CHRIb.IAN-i.VANGEUST. 

co.iies to start with and given instructions to 
electrotype this issue, as it outlines the whole 
object and program of the paper in full. I hope 
to secure ten or fifteen thousand names of inde- 
pendently standing Christians after a little and 
send them a copy of this prospectus. This I will 
do as soon as I cm secure the names and the 
money to pay for this special work. I am getting 
hundreds of names every day of the very people 
I want to reach, and have several thousands on 
hand, but there are many more, if I could only 
get word to them. It cost me much planning 
and work and money to do all these things all 
by myself, for 1 have no money to hire help nor 
to get a stenographer or typewriter, all of which 
would be a great help: but I am full of joy and 
~>eace. and am exceedingly glad to see the work 
prosper and grow. 

I am exceedingly glad to find that our good 
friends of two years ago stand by us by the thou- 
sands in spite of the efforts of some of the papers 
now circulating among them to overthrow the 
work and crucify the workers. We have been 
terribly handicapped because we have had no news- 
paper to assist us, while the papers in existence 
have opposed us. but I am receiving scores and' 
scores of letters from every direction from people 
who are interested in our work. Now is the time 
to sow the good seed broadcast among this mul- 
titude of earnest disciples of Jesus Christ. 

There are about 4,000,000 Scandinavians within 
the borders of our land now. Shall we not en- 
courage them in the right paths by a strong 
publishing establishment scattering the old time 
idea of the New Testament among them. They 



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have escaped the bonds and fetters of some of 
the stiff ceremonial state churches of the old 
world. Sectism is about them here, but thousands 
of them have a deep desire to be Christians only. 

1 hope that every Scandinavian who reads these 
lines will subscribe for our paper at once. It 
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language, which can also be understood by nearly 
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foreign countries, but we must have substantial 
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A SIMULTANEOUS CAMPAIGN FOR DENVER. 



The congregations of the Christian Church in 
Denver will engage in a simultaneous evangel- 
istic campaign during this month. 

"The Mother Church," W. Bayard Craig, pas- 
tor, will be assisted by W. J. Lockhart as preach- 
er, and W. E- M. Hackleman as singer. The 
Highlands Church, J. E. Pickett, pastor, will be 
assisted by M. M. Nelson, of Rocky Ford, Colo. 
The South Broadway Church, B. B. Tyler, pastor, 
will be assisted by J. B. Hundley as preacher, and 
t>y Mrs. J. B. Hundley, of Canon City, Colo, as 
singer. The East Side Church, J. B. Haston, 
pastor, will have the assistance of J. T. Stivers, 
evangelist. 

With the exception of the South Broadway 
Church these congregations will begin their evan- 
gelistic work January 6. South Broadway ex- 
pects to commence Jan. 13. 

Brother and Sister T. B. Hundley are doing a 
fine work at Canon City. They are leading the 
congregation in the erection of a fine house of 
worship. Meantime the Ladies' Missionary So- 
ciety, auxiliary to the Christian Woman's Board 
of Missions, proposes to become a Life-Line aux- 
iliary by the payment of $75 per quarter, or $300 
for the year, to aid in the support of a pastor- 
evangelist, probably at Durango, Colo. 

M. M. Nelson has done an exceptionally good 
work during the last; five years at Rocky Ford, 
Colo. It is said that he is the most popular and 
oest loved pastor in the town. 

J. T. Stivers is one of our best known evan- 
gelists. He is not a "clerical spellbinder." He 



has lit Id some solidly good meetings dur 
last year or two in this western count 



ing the 
rv. All 




Dr. G. W. Perrin, k— ^enntendent of the 
Central's Sunday-school. 



who are well acquainted with Brother Stivers and 
his work, use commendatory terms in speaking 
of him and it. 

The Berkeley Church at present has no pastor. 
F. W. Henry, a member of the South Broadway 
Church, will supply until about May 1, when, it 
is expected, a pastor will be installed. Flourney 
Payne, its late pastor, is spending some time at 
Rifle, Colo. He will be open for a permanent 
engagement with the beginning of the new year. 
Address him at 4180 Navier street. Denver, Colo. 

\V. J. Lockhart and W. E. M. Hackleman are so 
widely and well known 'as to need no characteri- 
zation in tlV=se notes. Their coming to the 
"Mother Church" will be a benediction. 

The Central Church, the "mother of us all," is 
having a wonderful experience. Doubtless you 
remember the contribution of more than $600 to 
missions last spring. This offering was an in- 
spiration to the work of the Discinles in Col- 
orado. But a more remarkable thing is taking 
place now. The Sunday-school, which for years 
had an attendance per week of 125 or 150, at the 
utmost 200, has an average attendance at the 
present time of more than 400; the attendance 
has reached 460. For an old and a down town 
church this fact deserves prominence in our 
chronicles. 

But the Central Christian Church has a for- 
midable rival in its neighbor, the Trinity Metho- 
dist Church, in its Bible school. Trinity was in 
much the same condition as the Central. It now 
has a regular attenelance of 700. On one Lord's 
day there were 750 persons present in trie Sunday- 
school. It looks as if we are on the eve of a 
revival of interest in Bible studv. So may it be 1 

B. B. Tyler 




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National Bible School Work. 

The members of the National Christian Bible 
School Association, at the meeting in the Cen- 
tral Church, Indianapolis, Ind., were J. T. Lcgg, ■ 
J. H. Hardin, I. W. Gill, Herbert Moninger, 
and R. M. Hopkins. By invitation Marion Ste- 
venson of Bloomington, 111., and W. C. 
Pearce, of Chicago, were present also. Impor- 
tant matters were discussed in the business ses- 
sions of the board among which may be mentioned 
Centennial interests, the program for the Nor- 
folk national convention, relationship of the 
N. C. B. S. A. to the International Sunday- 
school Association, the issuing of leaflets and other 
literature, and the employment of a national su- 
perintendent. A memorial to the American 
Christian Missionary Society was prepared and 
adopted to be presented to the acting board of 
the Home Society at an early date. Also a cen- 
tral executive committee was appointed pom- 
posed of Herbert Moninger. chairman Cincinnati; 
Charles M. Fillmore, Cincinnati; P, M. Welshi- 
mer, Canton, O. ; T. J. Lcgg, Indianapolis; R. M. 
Hopkins, Louisville, and W. H. McClain, St. 
Louis. This committee will hold quarterly meet- 
ings in Cincinnati. 

Open sessions were held, also, in the Central 
Church, in which addresses were made by Marion 
Stevenson, Herbert Moninger and J. H. Hardin, 
and a round table service was conducted by R. M. 
Hopkins. The next meeting will be held in Louis- 
ville, Ky., about January I, 1908. 

R. M. Hopkins, Secretary. 

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First Living-Link Church for Missouri 
State Missions. 

The Church of Christ at Monett has the honor 
of being the first Living-Link church for Missouri 
missions in the state. It has subscribed the money 
and tendered to the state its pastor, Robert Sim- 
ons, as its Living-Link for S. W. Missouri Mis- 
sions. The church very reluctantly parted with 
our Brother Simons, who has done such great 
things for us as pastor, but we would not be cut 
entirely loose from him, so we made him our 
evangelist, From the reports from Brother Gay- 
lor he is the right man for this work. We think 
we have struck the keynote of church extension; 
and while we have somewhat departed from ac- 
cepted tradition of modern times, we have adopted 
and put into active operation the methods of the 
primitive church, who sent their best to do the 
work of missionaries, each church constituting 
itself an independent missionary society, bearing 
the burdens and receiving the blessings direct. 
We believe such independent action of a congre- 
gation enables it to develop and wield the full 
power of its individuality, thus inciting to emula- 
tion in a powerful manner other churches. In 
addition to this the church has called to the pas- 
torate Reuben W. Blunt, one of the most promis- 
ing of our young preachers, thus demonstrating 
the determination to fight an aggressive fight in the 
home field, which is already white unto the har- 
vest. We shall have great results from Brother 
Blunt's ministry, for we have a united, aggressive 
church to support him. The Monett church is 
commonly spoken of by "the men in overalls" as 
the "poor man's church," because it is not only 
concerned in the spiritual wants and needs of men 
and women, but we are also vitally interested in 
their temporal welfare. Like our Master, we in- 
tend to take care of men's bodies as well as their 
souls, for we reason that if we can build church 
houses we can also build houses for the poor and 
needy of God's children, and we intend to ask 
God's help and guidance with the assurance we 
shall have it in this matter, and then we will put 
together our dimes, assured of success. We be- 
lieve this is the most effective manner of inspiring 
a general interest in the restoration of primitive 
Christianity. This, which has greatly increased 
the interest in "Our Plea" at Monett, is proven 
by our progress. 

The church is mainly composed of poor people 
earning their living by manual labor, but all there 
is small about us is our incomes, for we have seen 
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Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Elwood. Ind., Jan. 6. — Great meeting 
in progress, no building in the city large 
enough; opera house packed; hundreds 
turned away; sixty added to-day. Rob- 
ert Sellers had everything ready — most 
thorough preparation I ever had. Ar- 
thur Wake is in his first meeting with 
me. We continue together permanent- 
ly. He will be with me in our theater 
campaign in Boston and in the campaign 
in England this spring. — Herbert Yeuell. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

McAlester, I. T., Jan. 6. — Missionary 
rally to-day; raised $420; church be- 
comes a living-link in the home field. — 
J. Crockett M'ullins, pastor; S. R. Haw- 
kins, corresponding secretary. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Huntington. Ind., Jan. 6. — -Fifty-two 
added at Central Church to-day. Cephas 
Shelburne is the consecrated pastor. In 
seven days 152 added. Many of the 
noblest citizens confessed Christ to- 
night; 5.139 in 1906. — Scoville, Smith, 
Kendall and Ullom. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Fredericktown, Mo., Jan. 7. — Great day 
yesterday ; roll call and consecration ; had 
14 additions. — R. O. Rogers, minister. 

his cause as though it was our highest pleasure, 
giving thanks for the fellowship (partnership) in 
this great work of saving men. We are anxious to 
have the prayers and co-operation of all good men, 
so we would like to have this published. 

Officers of Monett Christian Church. 



Christmas Gifts for Benevolent Associ- 
ation. 

The Benevolent Association was the happy re- 
cipient of several Christmas gifts. Mrs. Lucy 
James sent $200. Though an active member of 
the Presbyterian Church, she heartily approves 
of our benevolent work. For years she has been 
its steadfast friend. 

Another good man, who never forgets the 
Lord's poor, is Bro. Asa Pixley. On Christmas 
day he sent his check for $100. This has been 
the annual offering of this steadfast friend for 
years. 

C. R. Noe has again demonstrated his confi- 
dence in the association and his deep interest 
in the work of Christian benevolence. He has 
just sent a check for $300, on the annuity plan. 
This makes $1,000 that Brother Noe has invested 
with the Lord in the Christlike ministry of the 
Gospel of the Helping Hand. 

The Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New 



York, has paid into the treasury of the Benevo- 
lent Association the sum of $1,000 in settlement 
of the death claim upon the life of Mrs. Mary 
C. Briscoe. This good woman was deeply in- 
terested in life in the care of orphan children, 
she insured her life for their benefit. At her 
death she did for them what she could not do in 
life and has erected her own monument, and 
beautiful it is. 

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complimentary copy of "Christian Union." 
In this volume you have made a valuable 
contribution to the work of bringing to- 
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Of course we all rejoice in the brotherliness 
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Illinois Notes. 

One of the most public-spirited, energetic, up- 
to-date churches for the size, is at Kinmundy. 
It has about ioo members, enrolls more in the 
Sunday-school, a splendid Ladies' Aid Society and 
an Endeavor Society of 40. It has recently com- 
pleted a beautiful modern brick church, costing 
about $5,000, but still has a small debt. F. O. 
Fannon preaches for the church every two weeks 
and is most dearly loved. He needs no introduc- 
tion to our people. There were five additions 
to the church the Sunday previous to my short 
visit. When I found the. conditions it was no 
surprise to find a cordial interest for Christian 
education. A true preacher and a live church are 
sure to produce such a condition. Brother Fan- 
non has a son in Eureka College, just beginning 
to preach the Gospel and he bids fair to duplicate 

his father's power. Edgewood has a good 

church, hardly awake to its possibilities, but grow- 
ing into the larger life under the ministry, half 
time, of W. H. Boles. Here is a field for a strong 
church and our people will not be satisfied until 
the whole people shall have opportunity to hear, 
and are urged to obey the Gospel as it is in 

Christ. Effingham has one of our older 

churches. Henry G. Keller located here many 
years ago, to whose faithful service the present 
church is largely due. He has crossed the river, 
but his venerable widow remains and is faithful 
to the church. Several preachers live here, but 
preach mostly elsewhere. The church is without 
any one who feels it is his special business to care 
for the church, although some of the brethren 
preach each Lord's day. Prof. D. R. Bebout is a 
young man of fine pulpit ability and now that he 
lias left the class room ought to be regularly in 
the pulpit. Churches wanting a good man would 
•do well to write him. W. T. Gordon sells goods 
for a living, and preaches for a good conscience, 

as opportunity offers. He is a good man. 

T. YV. Porter is holding the fort as well as ad- 
vancing the cause at Chapin. Eighty-five have 
been added in the fifteen months of his service 
here. The church numbers 200, with a good 
Sunday-school of 125: C. W. B. M., C. E-, etc., in 
full service. It was here that I. W. Agee, of 
Atlanta, grew to manhood; also here F. W. Burn- 
ham, who goes to the First Church, Springfield, 
-succeeding C. C. Morrison, was born and reared. 
This church has been especially fortunate in secur- 
ing good ministers, Ed H. Kellar. W. H. Cannon, 
L. G. Huff and J. W, Porter being among the 

efficient men who have served" the church. 

J. W. Camp has just closed his work of two years 
at Concord. The church gives him up with great 
reluctance. He moves his family to Eureka to 
put his children in college and will preach in 
accessible churches. He is a man of noble spirit 
and fine ability and will doubtless not be long 
idle. He and his wife were both educated at 
Eureka and are anxious to have their children 

enjoy the same splendid opportunities. 

The Winchester Church is the result of the early 
fidelity of a few Disciples, who met together to 
worship from house to house in the thirties. The 
•complete organization was perfected in 1841. This 
was one of the early preaching places of J. S. 
Sweeney. William Brown and possibly Alexander 
■Campbell preached here. It is a strong church of 
300 members, a fine Sunday-school of 150 and a 
Christian Endeavor of about 50. The C. W. B. M. 
for the present is quiet, but doubtless will be 
ready for business when conditions are more fa- 
vorable. This is the home of Hon. J. M. Riggs, a 
student in Eureka College 50 vears ago. His 
"head is now white. He is a lawyer of consider- 
able distinction, served his county as judge and 
liis country as United States congressman, but 
his place of largest faith and devotion is the 
■church, which, through all its severe trials, found 
in him a loyal, steadfast, wise helper. He is the 
chairman of the official board. This is also the 
home of J. H. Coats, who has been a useful 
preacher in connection with secular business, and 
3s still active and useful to the church. 



The church at White Hall numbers 100 members; 
lias one of the best and most beautiful houses of 
worship in the state for the cost, which was about 
$6,000. The Sunday-school is active, enrolling 
about 100 members; also a good Endeavor So- 
ciety. They are trying to get a minister, with 

success almost in sight. At Roadhouse we have 

a good church of 120 members, with an active 
Sunday-school and Christian Endeavor. A com- 
paratively new house, costing $5,000, furnishes 
good accommodations for the church's work. 
W. W. Wharton, of Jacksonville, preaches for 
them on Sundays and the work seems to be in 
a prosperous condition. The final payment on the 

church has been paid. The Pleasant Hill 

church, with its 150 people, is in a position of large 
usefulness and if it can secure the right man as 

preacher a bright future is before it. -The 

same is true of Nebo, where a hundred people 
seem troubled to keep house for the Lord's work, 
but they keep the Sunday-school doing good busi- 
ness and meet to break bread each Lord's day. 
Bro. J. W. Pearson was the last minister and is a 

promising young man. Isaac Beckelhymer has 

i ust closed a short meeting at Pearl with several 
additions. He is a hard worker and thoroughly 
consecrated. The brethren are improving their 
house of worship with a $1,000 addition. The 
Sunday-school is prosperous and the young people 
active. Our great lack of preachers is painfully 
evident in this part of Illinois — Concord, Win- 
chester, White Hall, Manchester, Carrollton, Pleas- 
ant Hill, Nebo and Pearl, all without preachers — 
and do not know where to find them. These are 
not penurious churches nor are they in poverty; 
every church mentioned is able to have preach- 
ing, some only part of the time, 'tis true, and 
every church wants preaching. There may be 
some faults that could be remedied. We may 
be too particular about the kind of preacher. 
Every church can not have the best orator. The 
preacher's character must be above reproach and 
the preaching scriptural; these with industry will 
build up any church. Sometimes, otherwise good 
brethren will refuse to co-operate with adjoin- 
ing congregations in supporting a man. These 
deserve no pity, but often the innocent and more 
needy suffer most. J. G. Waggoner. 

Eureka, III. 

Idaho. 

I have accepted the combined call of the Meridi- 
an and Nampa churches to become their minister. 
The people are zealous, hospitable and generous, 
wide awake and ready for service. One family kept 
us ten days while our goods were delayed by the 
congested traffic of this great and growing country. 
The official boards met and shouldered the bur- 
dens of church building and pastor's salary like 
men. appointing their committees and going to 
work in earnest. We are expecting great things 
in this great country of possibilities and modern 
wonders. Several new families have moved in 
and are taking membership with us. The young 
people are attentive and our audiences are good. 
One week after we had entered our home the peo- 
ple of Meridian came in a company of about 75 
or 100, each bearing a sack or package, or basket 
of provisions, and a few days later a brother came 
in with a load of apples — O such apples! 

The Nampa church wiped out its debt last Dec. 
o, and three were added to its numbers, with oth- 
ers promising. The women are at work with a 
will, and the men are awake to their privileges 
and duties. Judge Snell is the efficient president 
of the board of officers and Dr. Semones the ex- 
cellent secretary. Both of these men are on the 
State Board, in which capacity they serve most 
acceptably. Dr. Semones is acting as correspond- 
ing secretary. To know him is to love the man 
for his splendid character as well as liis ability 
and grace. He held several pastorates in Iowa 
and other States east. Idaho is indeed fortunate 
in these two men, as well as others, who are 
standing by the faith for which the restoration 



movement pleads. We are now in a meeting of 
great promise at Meridian. We need a score of 
ministers and evangelists in this great state at 
once. The whitening fields will support them 
from their own reaping. E- A. Chied, 

Meridian. Minister. 

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Carthage, Mo., Meeting. 

W. II. Pinkerton. of Paducah, Ky., with F. H. 
Cappa and wife, of Louisville, Ky,, held the most 
effective meeting the church in Carthage has ever 
had. There came forward 108 persons; of these 
102 united with the church — 50 were immersed, 37 
came by letter or statement, 7 were reclaimed and 
14 came from other religious bodies, among them 
a Baptist preacher and family. When it is borne 
in mind that not for several years has the church 
here tried to hold a meeting, save one feeble effort 
two years ago. and that Carthage has been 
branded as "a tough proposition," I consider this 
a great meeting. For the first time this city has 
heard our plea and been shaken by it. The verdict 
everywhere is: "That is a great meeting;" "You 
have done our city good;" "I never knew and un- 
derstood Christianity as well as now." I can not 
speak in too high praise of W. H. Pinkerton, both 
as a man and a preacher. He did not reap a 
great harvest here, but he planted and the yield 
will be an hundred-fold in the future. F. H. 
Cappa and wife, in song and personal work, did 
their part well. Our congregation is pleased be- 
yond all expectation with the meeting. 

Newele L. Sims, Minister. 

Colorado's Largest Ingathering. 

As a result of the greatest meeting ever held 
in the State of Colorado, 175 have been added to 
the Christian church of Grand Junction. There 
were 96 confessions, 45 from other bodies, most 
of whom were baptisms, and i\ by letter and 
statement. The church debt was liquidated, pas- 
tor's salary raised from $1,000 to $1,200, money 
left in the treasury, the city aroused and the con- 
gregation inspired. Pastor Frederick Grimes and 
his people worked in perfect harmony in the pre- 
paratory work, and all was harmony during the 
meeting, which began with John T. Stivers as 
evangelist and Arthur Wake as singer on Nov. 4, 
closing Dec. 23. On the first day we had 16 ad- 
ditions and on the last 31. Of these additions 
35 were from the pupils of the Teller institute, an 
Indian school near here. These pupils will carry 
the good news of a crucified and risen Saviour to 
their people. Brother Stivers preaches Christ with 
power and effect. He pleads for loyalty to Him 
and that we all unite as Christ prayed we should. 
Mr. Wake is a power in song. Brother Stivers is 
now, as I write, in a meeting at Rifle, Colo., 
whence he goes to Denver for the simultaneous 
campaign. Jasper BoguE. 



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At Huntsville, Texas. 

three-weeks' meeting held at Hunts- 
V iiie wa= conducted by State Evangelist W. A. 
Bodges* of Dallas, and Singing Evangelist Mrs. 
M °R Cox of Newcastle, Pa. There were 29 
additions. : i Hy number of them were con- 

versions and reclamations. A Ladies Aid was 
organized A. W. Genres, of Brook, Ind., will 
begin his pastorate there the first of the new year 
Huntsville is a college town of between three and 
four thousand people. The college is a state 
normal, with students among the five hundred en- 
rolled from every section of the state. The 
church expects to make the most of the wide influ- 
ence they have and their present outlook is prom- 

Webb City Adds 105. 

Our meeting with W. J. Lockhart and W. E. 
M Hackleman closed with 105 responses to the 
invitation, and of this number the church has 
received roo new members. This is a great vic- 
tory in Webb City and the church feels strength- 
ened and encouraged in every department of its 
activity. At the closing fellowship service the 
new members pledged over $400 to the support 
' of the church for the coming year, and the pas- 
tor' = salary was increased by a unanimous vote. 
The work of Brother Lockhart and Brother 
Hackleman was in every respect of the highest 
order. They presented the Gospel with such 
earnestness, both in sermon and song, as to 
clothe the message with power. During the last 
sixteen months our building has been remodeled, 
doubling its capacity and convenience of arrange- 
ment, nearly every department of the church has 
been doubled in numbers and working power, 
and the membership has been increased by a net 
gain of 115. With grateful hearts to our Father 
we "press on." W. E. Reavis, Pastor. 

Webb City, Mo. 

Hamilton-Garmong Meetings in Dune- 
din. 

Dunedin, New Zealand, is a beautiful city of 
60,000 people, nestled among the hills overhang- 
ing the bay. It has been built up by retail, whole- 
sale and factory business. It is a city grown from 
a settlement formed by the hardy Scotch, who 
came out from "ye banks and braes" over 13,000 
miles of sea to establish homes as colonists. The 
meetings were held among these people, noted for 
their caution and conservatism. 

The Tabernacle Church of Christ is centrally 
located and seats about 900. In this the main 
part of the campaign held forth. W. J. Hastie, 
minister, formerly of Albia, Iowa, began his work 
here seven months previously. He had lead them, 
meanwhile, into greater things. A debt of about 
$4,000. hanging for years, had been provided for. 
The main part of the city had been thoroughly 
billed with permanent posters. Several thousand 
four-page calendar leaflets, with pictures of the 
Tabernacle, the evangelist, singer and minister 
were distributed. After the meetings began (called 
mission here'' 4.000 tickets were put out each week 
for special afternoon meetings the following Sun- 
days— 'Tor Men Only;" "For Women Only," "For 
Unmarried People Only." A four-page paper 
contained the calendar for each week, notes and 
brief boiled-down articles on fundamentals, charts, 
etc. Fou tnd were distributed by workers 

each Saturday. The newspapers were used as 
much as possible. The papers in this country 
charge heavily for every church announcement. 
Briefs or. what has already happened are received, 
if at all, free of charge. A large canvas sign, 7 
by 48 feet, was hung on the front columns of the 
Tabernacle. Others, smaller, were placed along 
main street car lines. Personal workers' meetings 
were held from time to time after the evening 
meetings. The results obtained could have been 
had in less time had the church and people been 
accustomed to expect and work for larger things. 
Despite preparation, a great part of the battle was 
to deepen faith and broaden hope. The average 
mission of the Churches of Christ here continues 
only two weeks, with results in proportion to the 
small Pttempt. During the six weeks in the Tab- 



ernacle and three weeks in a mission point in 
South Dunedin, 300 came out for Christ. Marie 
Davis, a "sister" and preacher, for six years and 
up to the time of her coming an assistant in the 
Central Methodist church here, obeyed in baptism 
and united with the host in the plea for "one peo- 
ple." Since her coming she has been engaged as 
assistant to Brother Hastie in the Tabernacle. 
Sunday-school teachers and a C. E. secretary came 
in answer to his prayer. A bartender in a Dune- 
din saloon for twenty years came out, resigned 
his place, and was baptized, immediately obtain- 
ing another position. 

We agreed to come to New Zealand for the 
freewill offerings of the members, our plan being 
to visit the Holy Land from this vantage ground. 
They ask money from the actual membership only. 
No evening offerings are taken as a rule. How 
many effectual doors would be opened to the work 
should they broaden enough to court the fellow- 
ship, in giving, of disciples of the Lord in the 
denominational world. That day is coming. The 
members are loyal in giving. It has been a jour- 
ney of faith as to support as well. -How much 
mo're faith work should be done! May God rich- 
ly bless the good people of Dunedin and give them 
an effectual ministry of love. With a man of 
faith to lead in Brother Hastie, and with a big 
family that labor in love, they may expect a glad 
fruition. 

O. E. Hamilton. Evangelist. 

T. P. GarmonG, Singing Evangelist 
Invercargill, N. Z. 

Southern California and Arizona. 

The secretary found himself flood-bound at 
Tempe. To learn the situation prospectively for 
the Disciples a day was spent at Tucson. Here 
we have no church. Commercially speaking, this 
is the largest and best town in the territory. It 
is the supply station for a wide region and the 
seat of the Territorial University. Some Disciples 
wishing to be identified with the religious life of 
the city have attached themselves to the churches 
already established. There is possibly a company 
of fifty who would welcome a church of their 
own faith and order. We found and talked with 
a brother preacher by the name of J. B. Grant, 
from Tennessee, who is undertaking to get a 
work organized. We offered to bring to his help 
our fellowship of 10,000 Disciples as "rope hold- 
ers," but as he has "scruples" against being "un- 
der a Missionary Board," we left him alone with 
the situation, to "work out his own salvation with 
fear and trembling." By all means this year must 

see a church organized at Tucson. We arrived 

in Bisbee on Sunday morning, just in time for 
preaching services. Bisbee, for all it is the largest 
city in Arizona, is a typical mining camp. It 
winds its tortuous length up the narrow confines 
of a mountain gulch. Its houses are built tier 
upon tier. Its streets, formerly prosnectors' trails, 
wind here and there "every which way," and are 
so narrow that custom or ordinance demands the 
teamsters to drive in but one direction. The 
boundaries of the lots are irregular, the lines hav- 
ing been drawn according to the peculiar and un- 
certain demands of "squatters' rights.". The great 
Copper-Queen and Calumet mines are located at 
this city of 20,000 people. Here we have a church 
of 70 members. J. C. Bennett and wife are its 
efficient pastors. The work is self-supporting. The 
liberality and zeal of I. W. Wallace, coupled with 
the loyalty and good works of School Superintend- 
ent Philbrook, account for our having a splendid 
church property, free from debt, and a congre- 
gation of no mean influence in one of the largest 
mining camps in the world. This church delights 
to have a share in our co-operative work, and Pas- 
tor Bennett and wife are most loyal supporters 

of the brotherhood's missionary enterprises. 

Sunday evening found us at Douglass, where a 
week's meeting was to be held. Here Mark Gary 
Smith, of Texas Christian University, holds his 
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and greatly estemed by his congregation. Doug- 
lass is a town of 9,000 people and growing rapidly. 
Here are located the great smelters of the Copper- 
Queen and Calumet mining companies. This 
smelter city is the Pueblo of "the Great South- 
west." Already there are 2,000 men employed 
in the smelters. Many railroad men. with their 
families, live here, Douglas being a division point 
on the El Paso & Southwestern railroad. Our 
church numbers about 90 members: It is pre- 
eminently a young married folks' church. It 
speaks much for their loyalty to Christ that during 
these years of self-denial in the building of their 
own homes they are sacrificing to build up the 
church of God. We know of no more loyal, de- 
voted a band of Disciples than these and of no 
point more deserving of the expenditure of mis- 
sion funds than Douglas. Both the State and 
A. C. M. S. boards have been helping this place. 
One week's work resulted in 12 additions to the 
membership, the enlargement and organizing of 
the official board, providing for $200 current ex- 
pense debt, and so systematizing the finances as 
to provide an income that will warrant the State 
Board in withdrawing its help after Jan. 1. This 
church made a liberal offering for territorial 
work. When the returns are all in the Secre- 
tary is confident this missionary journey, involv- 
ing more than 1,500 miles of weary travel, not 
only confirmed the churches in the faith, brought 
strength and encouragement to struggling congre- 
gations isolated by long distances, and discovered 
the situation and prospects in new fields, but also 
developed the funds necessary to pay the expense 
of entering a new field like Tucson, holding a 
meeting and organizing a church. The Arizona 
churches are not needy supolicants before the Cali- 
fornia Board, but helpers in our great work, who 
need encouragement and who rightly look to the 
California Board for leadership in the great work 
of evangelizing a splendid field ripe unto the 
harvest." May they not look in vain! If the A. 
C. M. S. can not appropriate $1,500 directly to 
the Arizona fields, we pray them to assist South- 
ern California in a great campaign for Home 
Missions among the churches of "the Great South- 
west," and apply the proceeds' to the evangelization 
of the ripest and most responsive territory in the 
great west. Arizona is not "the land which God 
forgot." and neither should it be a territory over- 
looked by his children. 

Grant K. Lewis, Secretary. 
Long Beach, Cal. 

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Georgia Notes. 

T. Troy Cornwell, of Monticello, sent the writer 
$6.75 on renewals from that place last week. Let 
others do likewise. — The church at Ellenton, S. C, 
wants a preacher and wants one bad. A young 
man is preferred. Write to W. T. bmith, Ellenton, 

S. C. D. R. Piper, of Watkinsville, preached a 

C. W. B. M. sermon at that place last Sunday. 

R. W. Simpson, of Macon, is canvassing the 
state, making conditional propositions to start a 
state paper. Under present conditions I consider 
it an unwise undertaking, but it may take ex- 
perience and money to convince some as to the 

truthfulness of my statement. R. L- Clark, 

who for several years has been preaching suc- 
cessfully in Kentucky, has accepted a call to the 
church at Savannah, Ga. Brother Clark is a 
"Georgia boy" and all Georgia gladly welcomes 

him back. Christmas 1906 has come and gone 

and the year's labors are ended. Now let us be- 
gin making our plans for the greatest year's work 
in our history. Let the preachers, churches, Sun- 
day-schools, C. W. B. M's., W. S. G. M's., pull all 
together and be of one mind in the Lord and great 

results will follow. You will notice that my 

address is changed from 187 Edgewood Ave., At- 
lanta. Ga., to Acworth, same state. : Please re- 
member this when you write to me. 

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SOME 
BRIEF FIGURES 




Year 



FROM 
ANNUAL REPORTS 



BLOOMFIELD, IA. 

Our church mortgage was burned Dec. 30. Dur- 
ing the year ioo were added without assistance of 
evangelist — 71 by baptism (62 added to Bloomfield 
church and 38 at Stiles, la., this county.) $500 
have just been received as a gift toward a pipe 
organ fund. — F. D. Ferrall. 

TYLER, TEX. 

We had 142 additions. We paid off all in- 
debtedness resting upon the church and we go 
into 1907 unincumbered, ready for good work. — 
J. J. Lockhart. 

XAMONTE, MO. 

All reports of our annual meeting showed 
growth in the spiritual life of the church. Sev- 
enteen hundred dollars were raised for all pur- 
poses. The church is out of debt. The Bible 
school and Christian Endeavor are doing ex- 
cellent work. A Young Ladies' Mission Circle has 
been organized and we go forward into the new 
year with bright prospects. I go to Kansas for 
a few days' visit with my brothers. — I. H. Fuller. 
BLUE - MOUND, ILL. 

At our annual meeting a membership of 319 
was reported. Our preacher, W. H. Harding, 
and wife, were presented with tokens of the 
appreciation of the congregation, 
BRUNSWICK, MO, 

In my eighteen months' pastorate here there 
have been 95 added to the membership — 59 bap- 
tisms and 35 by statement or letter. We close 
the year out of debt. We begin the new year 
with some $300 in hand in all departments. — - 
E. H. Williamson. 
BEATRICE, NEB. 

A report of my first year's work here shows 117 
added to the church — 70 conversions and 47 by 
letter and from other religious bodies, our total 
gain being 100. We are building a new house of 
worship, to be one of the best working build- 
ings in the west. It will seat 1,200 people and 
have every facility for Bible school and general 
church work. Our offerings to missions in- 
creased and the C. W. B. M. has grown from 
75 to 105 members. Other departments also show 
growth. — J. E. Davis. 
CONNERSVILLE, IND. 

It required the united effort of our members 
to carry the financial burden that came with the 
new church building in 1905, but the Christian 
training and culture that came with the building 
enterprise was a greater triumph than our $40,000 
building itself. In 1906 we started with 432 
members, but the motto was: "Connersville for 
Christ." The meeting of Charles Reign Scoville 
was like a new birth to the church; 666 were 
added to the membership and among these are 
many of our truest members. The president of 
the Senior Society of Endeavor, the two su- 
perintendents of the Intermediate Society, the 
leader of the mission study class, and many of 
the teachers in the Sunday-school, have been 
chosen from the converts of the year. The 
Sunday-school, prayer-meeting and church at- 
tendance have more than _doubled. There have 
been additions every week of the year save five; 
the total numbering 784; the pastor had 142 ad- 
ditions. The present membership is 1,128. The 
debt on the church building was reduced $9,077 
and is now $9,250. The total offerings of the 
year were $13,801. The church is united and 
happy. This is my sixth year as pastor. A new 
parsonage will soon be ready for occupancy. — 
James C. Burkhardtt. 

ROCK FALLS, ILL. 

Roy Stauffer has entered upon the second year 
of his ministry here, where his first year's work 
resulted in a gain of more than 50 per cent in 
the membership and the paying off of a $400 
indebtedness. A new baptistry and furnace have 
been installed and the Sunday-school has gained 
from an average of less than 60 to 152. During 
this month H. H. Peters, of Dixon, is to hold a 
meeting. It is the aim of this mission to become 



self-supporting by the end of the present mis- 
sionary year. 
BRAZIL, IND. 

E. L. Day has recently entered upon his sixth 
year of ministry here. The Endeavorers gave him 
a kind of surprise party and the whole church 
manifested its love. There has been the heartiest 
co-operation and during the past year it wit- 
nessed the rededication of the church home; more 
than 200 were added to the membership and the 
Bible school doubled in attendance. During the 
past five years Brother Day has made more than 
5,000 pastoral calls, received into the church 456, 
which is a larger number than constituted the 
church membership when he went there. The 
congregation during this time has raised over $25,- 
000. The prospects for the future are of the 
brightest. 
EFFINGHAM, KAN, 

My year's record covers two points. During 
ten months pastorate of the Central Park church 
at Topeka there were 43 additions. Since com- 
ing to Eningham in September there have been 
six added. I have received a call to remain 
with this church indefinitely. — Carl A. Poison. 
OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLA. 

The past year was the best in the history of 
the first church of the city. The obligations were 
promptly met, 273 new members were added, 
making 461 additions during my 28 months' min- 
istry. Most of these have come at the regular 
services. The present membership is about 800, 
and the various departments were never in so 
flourishing a condition. — Sherman B. Moore. 
PLEASANTON, KAN., CLEVELAND AND 
FREEMAN, MO, 

I gave half time to the first appointment. All 
are good congregations to work for. There were 
112 additions in all, including a meeting held for 
the church at Hume, Mo., where J. W. Rogers 
ministers. I will preach for Pleasanton, except 
one Sunday each month, when I will be at Free- 
man. — O. A. Ishmael. 
LEXINGTON, KY. 

During my evangelistic year I held ten meet- 
ings, all in Ohio. Five of the churches had no 
minister and the congregations were very weak. 
The total number of accessions was -271, being 
a gain in one church of 200 per cent, in another 
of 100 per cent, and in a third of 60 per cent. 
The difficulties to be overcome were great. My 
wife helped me as director of music. — J. J. Tay- 
lor, Evangelist. 
ST. JOSEPH, MO, 

At Mitchell Park Christian Church we have 
had 33 baptisms and 31 additions by letter and 
statement, total 64. We paid $532 on the build- 
ing debt, leaving about $1,000 which we will pay 
by May of this year. We raised $124.63 for 
missions. For all purposes, from all sources, we 
raised $1,907.97. The State Board and the First 
Church of the city gave us $380 between them. — • 
C. A. Lowe, pastor. 
CAMERON, MO. 

The year 1906 was the best year in the history 



of the Cameron church, where L, O. Bricker min- 
isters. 109 members were received, over $6,000 
raised for all purposes; $2,500 were raised to pay 
off an old debt of deficits, and for the first 
time in ten years the church enters a new year 
without owing a penny. The official DOard unan- 
imously raised the minister's salary to $1,800 per 
year, an increase of $600 in the past two years. 
This church has great congregations, a united 
and loyal fellowship, and a hold upon the best 
people of the city. 
COFFEYVILLE, KAN, 

Additions, 93; confessions, 32; by letter and 
statement, 61; letters granted, 18, removals by 
death 4; net gain in membership of 71. Our 
house has been raised and a good stone founda- 
tion put under it at a cost of $700. — Ellis Purlee. 

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January io. 1Q07. 




We invite ministers and others to send reports 
of meetings, additions and other news of the 
churches. It is especially requested that additions 
be reported as "by confession and baptism," or "by 
letter." 

Arkansas. 

Bentonville. Dec. 30. — Before entering upon his 
meeting at Elwood, Ind., Herbert Yeuell gave us 
a short meeting of twelve days. The preaching 
was exceptionally good, earnest, scriptural and 
eonvincing. The interest widened and deepened 
from the beginning. It was a great disappoint- 
ment to us that Brother Yeuell and Arthur 
Wake, the singer, could not continue the meet- 
:ng. As it was we had 18 additions. There was 
one confession at the regular service to-day. — J. 
W. Ellis. 

Colorado. 

Denver, Dec. 30. — Eleven additions to-day at 
Central church. Twenty-four in past three 
iveeks. — William Bayard Craig. 

Boulder. — Three young men made the good 
confession on the last Lord's day in 1906, and 
were baptized that night. — S. M. Bernard, min- 
ister. 

Trinidad, Jan. 1. — One by statement and one 
confession December 30. Eighty : two in 1906. — ■ 
David C. Peters. 

District of Columbia. 

Washington, Jan. 1. — Present at ministers' 
meeting: F. D. Power, T. E. Stuart, ",Y. G. Oram, 
W. T. Laprade, B. E. Utz and the writer. Re- 
ports: 9th St. (B. E. Utz) one confession; H. 
St. (W. G. Oram) two by letter; 15th St. (J. E. 
Stuart) one by letter. W. T. Laprade spoke 
recently at Downsville, Ind., and F. D. Power" 
at Newport News. \*a. B. E. LTtz won the hearts 
of the 9th St. congregation during the three 
months in which he has acted as supply pastor. 
We should like to keep him busy in this dis- 
trict. — Claude C. Jones, secretary. 

Illinois. 

Saint Elmo, Jan 4. — Three added. — N. A. 
Walker. 

Findlev, Dec. 20. — I have organized another 
church under the auspices of the Sixth District 
Board. The church is at Findley and has 87 
members. Twenty-six were added by primary 
obedience, 22 by statement, 5 reclaimed, and 33 
from other religious bodies. — Harold E. Monser. 

Edinburg, Dec. 29. — One confession and bap- 
tism at our prayer-meeting Wednesday night. The 
interest in our work is growing. — D. W. Conner. 

Clinton, Dec. 31. — Closed a two weeks' meeting 
with the Texas church December 29. G. W. Zink, 
of Eureka, did the preaching and E. K; Roth, of 
Stanford, 111., led the singing. There were four 
confessions. Fine interest. — Lewis P. Fisher, 
pastor. 

Clinton, Dec. 29. — Three accessions at Clinton 
last Lord's day, making seven since the first of 
November. — J. W. Reynolds, pastor. 

Freeport, Tan. 1. — Eleven were added by letter 
and statement Sunday and Monday. — T. A. Bar- 
nett. 

Catlin, Dec. 31. — Have had nine additions since 
last report — seven by confession and two by let- 
ter. — Lewis R. Hotaling. 

Litchfield, Jan. 3. — Baptized one last night. One 
hundred and eighty-seven came through the rain 
to Sunday-school last Sunday. On bright days our 
attendance is about 300. E. E- Violett will begin 
a meeting here February 17.- — M. S. Johnson. 

Rushville. — Closed a 19 days' meeting at Beth- 
any December 22, with seven additions, six bap- 
tisms. ' Miss Mary Baily, of Angola, Ind. led 
ihe singing. — Walter E. Harman. 

Indiana. 

Huntington, Dec. 31. — A great meeting has be- 
£iin. Twenty-two added first day. Scoville, Ken- 
dall, Ullom, Smith and Mrs. Scoville are a great 
evangelistic force. We expect great things for 
God. — Cephas Shclburne. 

Medaryville, Jan. 4.- — Just closed an interesting 
meeting with nine accessions by baptism. Brother 
Genres of Brook, Ind., did the preaching. — E. P. 
Couch. 

Hillsboro. — S. S. Jones, of Danville, 111., has 
just closed a three weeks' meeting at Hillsboro 
with 24 additions. Seventeen of these were by 
tonfession and baptism. — O. W. McGaughey, min- 
ister, Yeedersburg. 

Indian Territory. 

Tulsa, Dec. 12. — Two additions since last re- 
port, nine for the month and ninety-nine for the 
year. — Randolph Cook. 

Sapulpa, Jan. 1. — Two additions by letter at our 
elosing services last Sunday. — A. M. Harral. 

Kansas. 

Humboldt, Dec. 24. — Closed a ten days' meeting 



here with four additions, iwo by baptism — N. 
Ferd Engle. 

Plainville. — Meeting closed with great results. 
Town stirred as never before. Eighty-one addi- 
tions, money raised for next year's work, and 
C. C. Gordner. of Indiana, located as pastor. 
Overman and Gordner conducted this revival. I 
enter the evangelistic field. — N. Ferd Engle. 

Massachusetts. 

Everttt. Dec. 30. — Closed our evangelistic meet- 
ings December 21. We had two baptisms. Evan- 
gelist J. N. Robbins proved himself to be an able 
teacher of the Word of God. — A. T. June. 

Michigan. 

Ann Arbor. Jan. 4. — Two additions December 
16. — Twenty-three additions the last three 
months. — A. C. Gray. 

Missouri. 

Phelps, Dec. 26. — Meeting one week old with 
three additions. The unfavorable weather has 
greatly hindered us in the beginning of the meet- 
ing. This is a very hard field. — J. P. Haner, 
evangelist. 

Buffalo, Tan. 5. — Wilhite and Tuekerman are 
with us in a meeting. Twenty-six added to date. 
Largest crowds ever gathered in the church. — T. 
Q. Biggs. 

St. Joseph. Dec. 29. — J. T. Bays, of Conway 
Springs, Kan., just closed a very successful meet- 
ing with the King Hill Christian church. Owing 
to the evangelist's illness the meetings were closed 
in the midst of the third week, and when in- 
terest was intense. Forty-seven were added. — E. 
C. Baird, minister. 

Canton, Jan. 1. — Closed a 15 days' meeting 
December 30 at Hines, Mo., with 13 additions — 
eight confessions, three from other religious bod- 
ies and two by statement. — Thomas C. Hargis. 

Butler. Dec. 30. — On our closing day with 
Elizabeth Chapel we had one confession. Thus 
the good work goes on. — Henry W. ■ Hunter, 
minister. 

Clarence, Dec. 31. — Glosed a meeting of one 
week at Bevier with ten additions, four bap- 
tisms. — J. B. Lockhart. 

Lathrop. Jan. 2.— Two by primary obedience, 
one by letter and one by statement since last 
report. — B. F. Creason, pastor. 

Kansas City. Jan. 3. — Two by letter and one 
confession at Louisburg at my last appointment. 
— Clyde Lee Fife. 

New London. — We had a good meeting with 31 
additions — 21 by confession and baptism. All were 
pleased with Singer Altheide. Hope to have him 
next year. — E. M. Richmond. 

Nebraska. 

Ashland, Jan. 1. — Three added since last re- 
port — two confessions and one by letter, making 
a total of 26 confessions and four by letter dur- 
ing the year.— J. Edward Cresmer. 

Chester, Jan. 3. — We closed our fifth year's 
work with the Chester church December 23. On 
December 16 two were added, so they persuaded 
me to remain another week, at which time eight 
more came forward. There were 15 baptisms, 
two reclaimed and one from another religious 
body. — D. G. Wagner. 

Oklahoma. 

Weatherford. Jan. 1. — Four accessions last Sun- 
day at regular services, and one the Sunday be- 
fore. Our prospects for the new year are bright. 
— Isom Roberts. 

Hunter, Dec. 24. — Meeting closed last night with 
22 additions to the church. This was a large 
ingathering for Hunter. Brother Trimble did the 
preaching. The church has been strengthened in 
all departments. — W. L. Dalton. 

Chandler. Dec. 31. — Held a short meeting at 
the New Zion church four miles in the country. 
Twenty-two were added to their number, 16 bap- 
tisms and six otherwise. — Oscar Ingold. 

Oregon. 

Halsey, Dec. 28. — Five added to date. — George 
C. Ritchey. 

Pennsylvania. 

Charleroi, Jan. 2. — Two confessions and bap- 
tisms since last report. — W. G. Connelly. 

Philippine Islands. 

Yigan, Nov. 21. — Seventy-six workers enrolled 
at Haoag Bible Institute November 1. Hanna 
baptizing many. Bullagao district reports the fol- 
lowing recent baptisms: Smart three; Vigan two; 
Bangued five. — Hermon P. Williams. 

Texas. 

Lubbock, Dec. 26. — We began a short meeting 
here Christmas night. I am raising money to 
build a good church here. — S. W. Jackson and 
wife, evangelists. 

Washington. 

Dayton, Dec. 26. — Our four weeks' meeting 
with N. H. Brooks closed December 23, with 
26 additions, 15 by baptism, 6 from other relig- 
ious bodies, and 5 by statement. H. A. Easton 
sang for us the last two weeks.— J. A. Pine, 
pastor. 



— W. T. McLain, minister at Manhat- 
tan, Kan., who went there a year ago 
from the Lawrence Avenue Church, 
Wichita, will begin a meeting at Man- 




W. T. McLain. 

hattan, with home forces, on January 
13. E. M. Hutto will lead the singing. 
During the year there were 61 additions 
and the church is united, happy and 
hopeful. They will use 300 Christian- 
Evangeusts to help them. 



Ministerial Exchange. 

O. D. Maple, Marion, O., has an open date for 
February. Can come for salary or offerings. Can 
furnish song leader with 250 books. 

Churches desiring meetings address, T. D. Hull 
118 S. State St., Kendallville, Ind. 

Mrs. Dwight R. Sprague, Princeton, Ind., writes 
that she is prepared to lead the singing for meet- 
ings. References: J. F. Charles, chorister; H. J. 
Otto, pastor Christian Church, Princeton, Ind. 

J. J. Taylor and wife, evangelist and singer, 
Lexington Ky., have a few open dates occasioned 
by other dates being canceled. 

The church at Astoria, 111., is in need of a 
minister, and solicits correspondence from preach- 
ers who are thinking of a change in their field of 
labor. Address Fred W. Kost, Box 124, Astoria, 
Illinois. 

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Christian Endeavor 



By Ceo. L. Snively. 



January 20, 190J. 

"More Than Conquerors." — Gen. 3:4-6; 

Matt. 26:41; Prov. 8:37. 

DAILY READINGS. 



M. David's Temptation. 
T. A Tempted Church. 
W. Fighting Temptation. 
T. Jesus Our Helper. 
F. Temptation Overcome. 
S. We Shall Overcome. 
S. Topic. 



1 Chron. 21:1- 
Rev. 2:8-11. 
Eph. 6:10-16. 
L,uke 22:31-34. 
John 12:23-33. 
1 John 5:1-6. 



[Contributed.] 

Eve was overcome because she confused 
evil with good. The tree was of the "knowl- 
edge of good and evil," not of good or evil. 

Eve fell because she was willing to put 
her will against God's will. We must learn 
to pray — "not my will but thine be done." 

We should keep in mind that God who 
fashioned our lives knows how we may 
best live if we are to get out of life all 
that he has made possible. 

The unavoidable, inevitable fact of temp- 
tation may dismay a timid soul and invite 
disastrous defeat. 

On the other hand is the glorious fact 
of victory so marvelous that we may be 
"more than conquerors" through him that 
loved us. 



Inasmuch as we may be more than con- 
querors why should any one through fear 
court defeat? Rather the first question qf 
the new hope is how may we realize this 
great victory? How may we deliver our 
souls from eternal disaster? A look at the 
Scripture lesson will answer the question 
for us. 



Eve forgot this when she allowed the 
suggestion to be lodged in her mind that 
there was a better way to live than God's 
way. 

This is what Jesus meant when he said, 
"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by 
every word that proceeded out of the 
mouth of God." 



Eve might have conquered the temptation 
if she had not trusted her senses as against 
the plain word of God. 

This is what the New Testament means 
when it urges us to "walk by faith and not 
by sight." Our eyes and ears often argue 
with us against the Word of God — but al- 
ways to our overthrow. 



We can be more than conquerors if we 
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Topic Jan. 16: Matt. 25:14-23; 1 Cor. 
15 :58; Rev. 2:8-11. 

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way of emphasizing the "business end" of 
the kingdom. The church is a business in- 
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vidual matter after all. The parable espec- 
ially emphasizes the relation of the servants 
to the Master. "It is as when a man is 
going into another country, called his own 
servants and delivered unto them his 
goods." The Master is going to take ac- 
count of his "own servants." He is going 
to look after his own goods. He asks us, 
as his servant, to do this while he is gone, 
but he is coming back, and there will be a 
reckoning. O. that we might remember all 
this ! 



What an honor to be his "own servants" ! 
Do we really recognize that in serving the 
church, in doing faithfully and to the finish 
the tasks that fall to our lot, we are serv- 
ing the Lord Christ? "Phoebe, our sister, 
a servant of the church in Cenchrea," is 
commended by Paul unto the church at 
Rome. (Rom. 16:1, 2.) And there have 
been many like her since, "succorers of 
many." It is a beautiful thing to thus serve 
in humility and faithfulness. Few of us 
have received five talents, more of us two, 
all of us one, at any rate. Or if, perchance, 
we do not fall among the talented servants, 
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as the ten servants in the parable of the 
pounds. (Luke 19:12-27.) Somewhere in 
these two parables the Lord finds every one 
of us. Where are we and what are we 
doing? I want the question to startle us 
and stimulate us at the threshold of the 
new year. The question is not whether we 
have five talents, or tv. 0, or one, or simply 
a pound, but what are we doing with 
it? Answer! It is beautiful to serve. It 
is blessed to serve believing that our "labor 
is not in vain in the Lord." There are 
these . two classes of workers. We have 
them in all our churches. The one class 
plod along in a sort of hopeless way, doing 
what they have been long accustomed to 
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large faith in the outcome. Bless the plod- 
ders ! But there is a better way. To be 
"steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in 
the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you 
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thing. It is better to abound than to plod ! 
It is better to work by faith than to go on 
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thusiasm, without expectations. 

Of Moses it is said : "He had respect 
unto the recompense of the reward" and 
"endured as seeing him who is invisible." 
Of these heroes of the faith in the ages 
gone it is written : "These all died in the 
faith, not having received the promises, but 
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their fruit, where serpents speak, where 
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obscure theme. Most of the elements of it 
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People's Forum 



Parthenogenesis. 

To the Editor of The Christian-Evangelist. 

I have just been reading William Durban's letter 
in The Christian-Evangelist of this week. I 
note that Brother Durban does not maintain his 
usual suavity of style in dealing with the ques- 
tion of parthenogenesis. I offer no criticism. 
On the contrary 1 am really glad Brother Durban 
feels keenly about it. But perhaps we should all 
remember that such questions are not settled by 
the use of unpretty adjectives. 

The miracle of the virgin birth of our Savior 
is most easily received viewed in association with 
the series of miracles that characterize his earthly 
career. When we see him speaking miraculously, 
healing miraculously, living an ethically miracu- 
lous life, dying miraculously, rising miraculously, 
passing away miraculously to God's invisible pres- 
ence, it is not hard to believe that he came to 
us miraculously. His divine career furnishes the 
best credential for his divine birth. 

One of the most illuminating paragraphs I 
have ever seen on the subject is in Edersheim's 
"Life and Times of Jesus." It forms the intro- 
duction to his chapter entitled, "The Resurrec- 
tion of Christ from the Dead." Those of your 
readers who have access to the work will do well 
to turn to this chapter. I quote his most incisive 
sentences: 

"If the. story of Christ's birth be true we can be- 
lieve that of his resurrection; if that of his 
resurrection be true we can believe that of his 
birth. In the nature of things the latter was in- 
capable of strict historical proof; and in the na- 
ture of things his resurrection demanded and was 
capable of the fullest historical evidence. If such 
exists the keystone is given to the arch; the 
miraculous birth becomes almost a necessary pos- 
tulate, and Jesus is the Christ in the full sense of 
the Gospels'" W. J. Lhamon. 

Bible College. Columbia. Mo. 



To the Editor of The Christian-Evangelist. 

The writer of notes on the Midweek Prayer- 
meeting topic for December 26 rightly emphasizes 
the "universal quest for God and the instinct 
guiding men to him." That this has been the 
saving element throughout all the dark ages of 
the paganism of race aoostasy is without dispute. 

But it seems like making a partial truth equal to 
the whole, when he accounts for all the phenom- 
ena of the coming of the wise men to Bethlehem 
by appeal to the instinct in question. True, he 
introduces a saving clause by saying, "This com- 
ment must not disparage miracles." But he im- 
mediately annuls its force by adding, "But if the 
wise men's coming was miraculous, the day of 
miracles is not ended." He thus indicates that 
that miracle is in no point differentiated from 
the coming of all men to the Christ in answer to 
their "guiding instinct." 

The account in Matt. 2 has distinguishing fea- 
tures which no "guiding instinct" can account for. 
The query, "Where is he that is born king of the 
Jews?" implies information from some external 
source. And information positive, definite, not 
inferred or implied. So also their statement, "For 
we saw his star in the east." To "instinct" a star 
could mean nothing definite, unless there were in- 
structions accompanying. There must have been 
some voice to enable them to understand that it 
was the star of the "King of the Jews," and' to 
induce them to follow it. 

As to the star itself, no natural phenomena 
known to science answers its performance; for we 
read, "And lo, the star, which they saw in the 
east, went before them, till it came and stood over 
where the young child was." No planet or comet 
or astral formation of the starry heavens could 
do this: for at such immense distances they can 
not "stand over" a place so as to point out the 
very village, if not the very house, in which the 
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to the south. 

To my mind the incident of the wise men is of 
comparatively little moment, if it is merely an 
account of a few pious men finding the Christ. 
To him who will take account of all the bear- 
ings and historical references and prophesies con- 
nected with the birth of the Christ the event must 
appear so vital a witness to a divine fact, so far- 
reaching and embracing an example of the world 
love of God through the Christ, so fitting and ap- 
propriate an act of installation of the new-born 
King in human affections, as to render the literal 
accompaniments by miraculous phenomena not only 
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of human instinct or poetic fancy. In avoiding 
that superstition which ascribes the miraculous to 
every event in sacred history, however trivial or 
natural, it is not necessary to go to the other 
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In The Christian-Evangelist of January 
3, under the caption, "Is this an 'Experi- 
ment?' " is a timely criticism of the recent action 
of the "Monroe Street Church of Disciples," in 
Chicago, which deserves a hearty commendation. 
See the article if you have not read it. Receiving 
the unbaptized into that church is not a new 
thing, as I understand it. A bid of this kind for 
members Carries with it more weakness than 
strength. Many of our members moving into 
Chicago would not take membership in such 
churches if they knew such a practice prevailed 
in said churches. 

This practice is unscriptural, and therefore out 
of harmony with the plea we are making. It is 
calculated to create trouble in these churches 
among their members, and will keep out more 
baptized people than it will gain of the unbap- 
tized. Such a course will not pay these churches 
from a business standpoint. Then the name they 
have assumed, "Church of Disciples," is likewise 
unscriptural and in keeping with the resolution 
to receive the unbaptized. 

Such a departure toward denominationalism is a 
detriment to the great union movement in which 
we are engaged for the healing of divisions among 
God's people and the conversion of the world. 
But it is not intended by those leading in this 
departure from apostolic practice to be a detri- 



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OLD JIM. 






'epartmen 



Well, Sary, I guess I'll jest turn old Jim out, 
He's past twenty-six now, er nigh thereabout; 
Yes, twenty-six years it is since he was foaled, 
I mind now the night, ah, my, Oh! But 'twas 

cold. 
An' how I took bed quilts and covered him up, 
An' that night he kicked me, the blamed lit- 
tle pup. 
Twenty-six years. My! That's been a good while, 
An' since then old Jim's .pulled me many a 

mile; 
But he's gettin' stiff, an' not fit fer much now, 
I'm too chicken-hearted to kill him I 'low; 
I'll jest turn him out an' allow him _ to roam — 
Some one else may want him an' give him a 

home. 
He's too old fer my work, an' don't 'mount to 

much, . 

Too stiff to do drivin' — could do truckin an 

such ; 
An' somebody'll take him an' give mm his keep, 
Er he'll find a strawstack 'round somewhere to 

sleep. 
'Tain't no use a fussin' now, Sarv you know 
When I set my head to things they've got to go. 
You know 'at old Jim ain't at all wuth his feed, 
Besides that I've got one more hors'n I need. 
'Tain't no use a-cryin' now, Sary I say 
When I've got my head set, why things go that 
way. 



Well, Jimmie, old boy, I'm turning ye loose — 
But some way I feel like a bloomin' old goose; 
I s'pose it's 'cause Sary's a takin' on so 
Since I've 'bout decided 'at I'd let ye go. 
You've been mighty faithful, old rascal, all right, 
An' ready fer business bv day er by night; 
But you're getting old, an' ye ain't wuth yer 

keep, 
An' I'd rather put yer feed into some sheep, 
Er some calves, er some pigs, er some good thing 

like that, 
What'd keep on a growin' an' takin' on fat; 



ain't wuth much 



You're mighty near blind 

to me. 
An' I'll turn ye loose on the road an' we'll see 
Ef some other feller what's got lots of hay 
An' thinks lots of horses'll 'low ye to stay 
An' take up yer residence maybe with him— 
Fer you've got a mighty good record, old Jim. 
You once was a dandy, an' none of yer size 
In this here whole country'd throw dust in yer 

eyes; 
An' tough an old chap as a man ever worked, 
An' ready for bus'ness, an' never have shirked 
In saddle, er buggy, er wagon, er plow, 
An' we've been real chummy fer many years 

now. 
You've been purty decent, Old Jim, that's a 

fact — 
I 'xpect when yer gone I won't know how to act, 
'Cause we've been together a good many years, 
An' we've seen some joy, an' a good many tears. 
An' somehow it seems that it's jest like as not 
'At you've helped to make about all 'at I got. 
An', Jim, I remember as I now look back 
An' recollect things as has come in our track 
'At you've been a mighty good nag, Jim, that's so, 
An' I'm kinder sorry 'at you've got to go. _ 
Right now I mind Willie, our dear boy 'at died, 
An' how he liked you, an' how he would ride 
On that back of yourn, an' we all never feared 
"At he would get hurt, 'cause you never got 

skeered, 
An' cut up mean didoes, like some horses do, 
An' how Willie'd says it, "Old Jim. I like you." 
"An' Jim is the bestest old horse in the land," 
An' how you'd eat sugar right out of his hand. 
I'll tell you, Old Jim, I've a mind to give in, 
Some how I jest feel I'd be doin' a sin 
Ef I'd turn ye out an' have no place to go 
'At you could get shelter from rain an' the snow. 
I'll tell you, Old Jim, you've been faithful an' 

true, 
I wouldn't had much ef it hadn't been fer you; 
An' ef the good Eord'll my meanness forgive 
I'll keep ye, old boy, jest as long as ye live. 
Indianapolis. Frank C. Huston. 



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AGNES OF THE BAD LANDS 



By J. BRECKENRIDGE ELLIS. 



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Dance of the Wine Glasses. 



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It was a cold winter night and a driving 
sleet pelted the walls and pavements of 
the court of Smoky Shadow. Air. Hilton 
had not come home, and Agnes hoped he 
might be too drunk to carry her away to 
the saloon. She waited in the chamber 
where most of her indoor-life had been 
passed. It was on the third floor of the 
central tenement house. The floor was 
bare, and the walls and ceiling were almost 
black. The plastering presented strange out- 
lines where the rains had leaked in, or 
where grease and the discolored contents 
of the washtub had been splattered. Agnes 
often stared long at these grotesque pict- 
ures, trying to find in their accidental 
shapes resemblance to familiar objects. So 
she sat to-night upon the floor, looking 
above her head at a long, curiously mot- 
tled splotch of gray surrounded by black. 
Sometimes she fancied it the picture of a 
horse, sometimes that of a man crawling 
out of a gutter. 

It was cold in the room. The coal 
bucket was almost half full, but the order 
had gone forth that not another lump must 
be put into the stove. Fuel comes high 
when one buys it bv the bucketful. A dull 
glow was to be seen through the open 
damper of the small coal stove. It stood 
in one corner of the room, and it was be- 
hind this stove, pressed close to the two 
grimy walls that met in the corner, where 
Agnes sat. That was the warmest spot in 
the room. Often by day, when Mrs. Hil- 
ton was "doing the washing," the spot was ' 



so hot that you couldn't stay in it, no 
matter how cold you might be. But after 
the poor evening lunch, the fire died out, 
the floor grew cool, then the walls lost 
their cheer and turned cold. Finally, the 
corner became as the rest of the room, 
like a breath of the icy north. That meant 
bedtime. No one had to say "Time to go 
to bed !" in Smoky Shadow. 

Agnes was all alone save for her step- 
brother Jack. He was asleep on his pallet, 
making a prodigious noise at each mouthful 
of air. He was not always unkind to 
Agnes, and he had gone to bed thus early 
that she might have the warm corner — and 
because he was sleepy. What was the use 
of fighting for a corner when one might 
go to bed and stay warm? Besides, Jack 
liked Agnes, a little. He was big and 
strong and rough ; she was but seven, he 
was twelve. Why! every time he passed 
her in the court or upon the stairs, he 
could have pulled her hair or pushed her, 
or said something to tease her to tears.; 
and yet, he did not do these things oftener 
than once or twice a day ; he was not all 
bad, by any means, this Jack Hilton. 

The girls were "out." Agnes' stepsis- 
ters were twins of sixteen. Agnes knew 
little about them except that she must keep 
out of their way. The.y were not so good 
to her as Jack, for they never missed a 
chance to make her miserable. However, 
they were not often at home these days. 
Mrs. Hilton seemed to disapprove of their 
manner of life, particularly when they were 
in the room with her. When a girl is six- 
teen she does not receive slaps and blows, 
to sav nothing of flying sticks and even 
a hurled flatiron. with the docility of an 
infant. The twins, therefore, wandered; 



and if, like Noah's dove, they fluttered back 
to the old ark occasionally, there was a 
marked air of temporary convenience in 
their re-appearances which plainly intimated 
that before long they would find permanent 
dry land. 

As to the lady of the room, Mrs. Hilton, 
or, as her friends called her, "Cindy," she 
too was out. Mrs. Hilton worked pretty 
hard over the washtub and she felt that 
she earned every penny that came her way. 
Her problem was how to spend it before 
her husband came home. It would have 
been useless to try to lay by anything for 
fuel, food or clothes, for Mr. Hilton would 
have pounced upon it to spend over the bar. 
His lady, therefore, spent it over the bar 
on her own account, and often staggered 
UP the three flights of stairs to her bed- 
room thinking she saw six. 

Mercy ! what a home for Agnes ! What 
a life ! And all this she accepted as a mat- 
ter of course. Blows throughout the day 
with curses ; drunkenness with curses at 
night ; crime slipping along the foul-smell- 
ing corridors ; vice prowling in the filthy 
alleys and climbing the damp stairways and 
sleeping upon the sodden pallets at her side ! 

But of all this Agnes was not thinking. 
She was intent upon the formation in the 
plastering. Was it a horse? Was it "a 
crawling man? 

The door opened and her father entered, 
dissolute, ragged, degraded by his manner 
of life below the level of self-respecting 
animals. Oh, horror ! he was not very 
drunk ! 

"Come, Agnes !" he said, harshly, as he 
took his violin from the wall. 

"Father," whimpered Agnes, "it is sleet- 
ing so !" 

The man went out and paused in the 
hall for her to come. It was not worth 
the trouble to swear at her; he knew she 
dare not hesitate. Agnes left the corner, 
which, after all. was not warm. To each 
flight of slippery stairs there was one 
bracketed lamp, its dulled red blaze strug- 
gling through a smoked chimney. They 
reached the first floor. On one hand was 
a saloon; on the other, a saloon; but 
neither were their destination. Man is not 
without honor save in his own saloon. 

The sleet had encrusted the glass of the 
lamp post. It had swung white veils over 
unwashed windows. Agnes drew her gray 
shawl over her head and followed, occa- 
sionally shuddering from the piercing cold. 

They came in due time to the saloon 
where Agnes had so often danced, but never 
-willingly. She followed now, like a little 
slave, dully mechanical, paying no heed to 
the voices' that suddenly burst upon her 
ears at the opening of the glass doors. The 
atmosphere of warmth crept to her bosom 
filling her with a sense of animal comfort, 
but even then she hated the beery odor of 
the place, the dazzling lights, the coarse 
red faces, the loud laughter, and even the 
warmth that stole upon her from over the 
sloppv bar. Why did she hate all this? 
She did not know. It was the only scene 
of gaiety she had ever beheld, and no one 
had told her that there was anything wrong 
behind the mask of beauty. And to her all 
this was very beautiful. The three long 
mirrors with the muslin veiling their sur- 
faces, and the gaslights softened in their 
reflection, and the yellow borders of the 
mirrors, matching the bar, and the glitter 
of glass and gilt — it was wonderful. But 
Agnes, as if unconscious of all, went at 
once into a small back room where some 
women were cooking and cleaning dishes. 

She spoke to no one, but, sitting upon 
the floor, took off-her misshapen shoes and 



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her thin, ragged stockings. She went back 
into the saloon and some one caught her 
under the arms and lifted her upon a round 
shiny table. Upon the table stood six wiae 
glasses, all empty, three of them upside 
down. 

Mr. Hilton sat at another table, his violin 
in process of tuning. Presently he began 
to play a noisy galloping air. Agnes danced 
among the wine-glasses. The men at the 
bar watched her. Others lounged into the 
room and stood staring. These would pres- 
ently drift, as upon an invisible current, 
over to the bar. The faces changed; men 
came and went ; money and glasses clinked ; 
but Agnes danced on and on, skillfully 
stepping among the wine-glasses and never 
touching them. 

She whirled about like a top, she danced 
upon her toes with mincing steps, she wove 
ribbons about the glasses, she jumped over 
one after another, she showed how close she 
could leap to the thin edges without cut- 
ting her feet, she shuffled rhythmically all 
around the margin of the table-top, then 
lumped across, then jumped backwards 
into the middle space. The only chances 
she had to rest were afforded when her 
father stopped playing to drain a glass of 
liquor. This he did frequently, and, in 
consequence, his hand grew more and more 
unsteady, his face more and more brutal, 
his eyes more and more glazed. The front 
doors swung back and forth; the women 
•in the rear cooked and cleaned; the violin 
slid out its liquid notes in gliding profu- 
sion, and the thin, scantily clad form of 
little Agnes rose and fell wearily, her tiny 
feet flashing among their ramparts of glit- 
tering glass, that her father might drink. 

Once some one brought her cheese and 
crackers and little cakes crusted with bits 
of sweetened candy. As she stood still to 
munch them she recognized in him who had 
thus befriended her the same one who had 
spoken of God. She stared at him atten- 
tively as she ate, while her father cried to 
her to be quick about it. . 

He who had brought her the cakes was 
a very large man, taller than any of the 
others, and broader and stronger. But he 
was not old. His face was smooth and 
seemed the face of a boy. Perhaps he was 
seventeen. Agnes, even putting him at sev- 
enteen, thought him old, for she was such 
a child. 

After that, Agnes kept an eye upon him. 
He had ordered a lunch at a remote table, 
and he did not glance toward her, but she 
thought perhaps he was thinking about her. 
He took no beer with his lunch, and when 
he had finished, he paid his bill at the bar 
without ordering a drink. He must be a 
strange man ! Agnes wondered why he 
had given her something to eat. She had 
never seen him except that one time when 
he remonstrated with her father for mak- 
ing her dance so long. Would he remon- 
strate now? She was ready to fall from 
weariness. She wished he would say 
something. But no, he moved toward the 
door, without looking around. Just before 
he reached the door there was a discordant 
sound in the room. The violin had fallen 
from the nerveless hand of her drunken 
father. Mr. Hilton was unable to pick it 
up. The violin had been broken by its fall 
to the floor. The saloon-keeper, seeing the 
neck of the instrument dangling from the 
twisted strings said abruptly to his bar- 
tender, "He's no good now. Kick him out 
in the street !" 

Agnes, standing among the wine glasses 
upon the table, stretched out her thin arms 
toward the young man who had befriended 
her. She did not know what to do or say. 
They were dragging her unresisting father 
across the floor. 

"Get down, Aggie," said the proprietor 
roughly, "you're no good here. Clear out. 
And don't you come back any more. I'm 
tired of your pa making all this trouble. 
He can't drink like a gentleman, and your 



dancing isn't worth the liquor. he gets away 
with. Clear out now, you white-faced lit- 
tle imp !" 

The young man approached the table. 
"I'll look after her," he said shortly. 
(To be Continued.) 



A Dream. 

BY ALICE A. FROST. 

"Once upon a time," as the story writers 
would say, I heard a story which I think 
worth repeating. A beautiful rich woman 
lived in a most beautiful palace. And, not 
strange to say, she was proud, haughty and 
very self-righteous. She thought very highly 
of herself, for the same reason, perhaps, 
that many other beautiful rich people do, 
which reason we will not now stop to dis- 
cuss. She was a prominent church mem- 
ber, to be sure, as some people count prom- 
inence — she paid for her pew— the best in 
the church ; she attired herself in her most 
beautiful satins and laces, to attend, with 
due regularity on each Lord's day, the hour 
of worship. She paid her dues which though 
seemingly quite heavy could make but slight 
difference in any of her personal expendi- 
tures. But she never concerned herself 
about the "heathen" abroad, nor at .her 
door. She remembered not the poor. "Had 
not the Lord promised to care for them, 
and why should she take it out of his 
hands?" She thought them made of "other 
clay" anyhow, and they were repugnant 
to her. 

She had one very faithful servant who 
had no better home for his numerous fam- 
ily than the meanest of huts on the back 
part of her fine estate. But the man con- 
trived to toil for her, always faithful, al- 
ways guarding her interests, accepting- his 
meager pay without complaint. But his 
habitation ! It did not afford entire shelter 
from the storm, nor was it a barrier from 
the icy fingers of winter. 

The wind blew 7 his chilling blast through 
the crevices, drifting small heaps of snow 
and sleet over the inhabitants, until thev, 
already thin from poor fare, grew sick 
from exposure. For his family's sake, he 
modestly approached his landlady and re- 
quested shelter for them until the storm 
should pass. He received a haughty re- 
buke for his presumption. Permit those 
ragged, untamed creatures to enter her 
house ? The idea ! But her workmen hav- 
ing recently completed a fine commodious 
granary in- which to house the "fatness of 
her land," she, after some delay (which 
was meant to punish him for his imperti- 
nence), offered the man her old corn crib 
as a very suitable place for such a family 
as his to occupy. 

Not long after this she had a dream. I 
do not know whether it was a day dream 
or a midnight vision. It may have been the 
latter, but it was on this wise : 

She had just left this earthly sphere and 
found herself waiting at the Beautiful Gate 
to be conducted to her heavenly mansion. 
After what seemed to her an unseemly, dis- 
respectful length of time for one so exalted 
as herself to be kept waiting, a guide ap- 
peared and told her to follow" him. Some- 
thing in his manner restrained her from ad- 
ministering the rebuke she felt her own 
dignity demanded, and she silently followed. 
As they passed slowly along the golden 
streets, she paused again and again to feast 
her eyes upon the magnificent grandeur of 
this heavenly abode. It was beautiful be- 
yond all her earthly anticipations. It was 
entrancing, and she forgot all else in un- 
speakable admiration. The farther they 
traveled, the more wondrously beautiful be- 
came the surroundings. She kept saying to 
herself. "How glad I am that I lived such 
a good Christian life while on earth? It 
is worth while to have visited the sanctuary 
regularly and paid my dues (though they 
did, indeed, seem very large). It is worth 
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put on all the Christian graces. I must 
have pleased my Lord well to have part in 
such an inheritance as this." She paused 
before a mansion more beautiful, more ex- 
quisite in its architectural grandeur than 
any they had yet passed, hoping inwardly 
the while that the guide would tell her this 
was her own. She would "ask nothing 
better of her Lord than this." But as the 
guide was about to pass on she bade him 
stop and tell her who was to inherit this 
unsurpassable abode. 

"This," said the Guide, "is the home of 
your colored servant. He will again be 
vour neighbor. I understand he lived next 
door to you down yonder." 

"What!" said_ she in amazement. "You 
are mistaken. He never did anything for 
his Lord. He never kept the sacraments, 
nor attained the Christian graces. Why! 
he did not have anything to pav his dues ! 
His family lived in filth nor even remem- 
bered the Lord's day ! He could not have 
inherited such a home as this !" 

"But." said the Guide, "it is quite true. 
This house was made of the timber he sent 



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up here to build with !" The rich woman's 
eyes grow green with envy, for she had al- 
ways despised this black servant of hers. 
He had a way of making her feel uncom- 
fortable with his searching eyes, and his 
faithful, honest patience. She had hoped 
she would never see him again. She hur- 
ried on. She did not wish to be seen loi- 
tering near his house. Besides, her con- 
science was not quite easy on some points 
which she now suddenly remembered, and 
he feared he might now come out and ac- 
cuse her in the presence of the Guide. Then 
she became conscious of a great weariness. 
Her footsteps seemed heavy, and she found 
herself toiling along a slippery mirv path, 
her feet growing heavier at each step. They 
had left the golden pavements far behind; 
the houses now were small and mean. She 
stumbled blindly and fell just on the thresh- 
old of one more filthy and hovel-like 
than all the others. 

She rallied and haughtily rebuked her 
Guide for having brought her this way, bid- 
ding him to hasten on. "I could not have 
Relieved," said she, "that such a place as 
this existed in heaven ! Who, pray tell 
me," she asked scornfully, "has inherited 
this?" "This," said the Guide, "is your 
home, madam." 

"Mine!" she answered in great conster- 
nation, a look of deepest insult pictured 
upon her face. "Mine !" her indignation 
growing momentarily stronger. "Mine!" — 
and her face grew livid as a sense of her 
awful disappointment dawned upon her. 
"It is a horrible mistake ! Why," said she, 
piteously, "I loved my Lord; I always at- 
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the sacraments, was faithful in all the 
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can it mean?" said she faintly, as the aw- 
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out her hand entreatingly, motioning her 
Guide to lead her away. "I cannot," said 
the Guide gently, a wave of pity sweeping 
o'er him. "This house is built of the tim- 
ber you sent up here to build with! I can 
give you no other." 

The woman had lived an eternity of suf- 
fering in this awful moment. But she 
awoke to the earth life again, and, let us 
hope, to be a better woman, her lesson 
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When Editors Must Edit. 

BY EMMA C. CAMPBELL. 

Newspapers are much criticised for using 
what the critics term "poor English," and 
undoubtedly it is true that the English of 
the newspapers' is not so pure and elegant 
as that used by the magazines and in the 
books of authors of much reputation. 

Many causes combine to make this true. 
Most newspaper writing is of necessity 
done in haste ; a reporter frequently learns 
the details of an important story at a 
time which makes fine or careful writing 
impossible, and all that can be done is to 
write his article in as clear and forceful 
a manner as he can, using all possible care 
to avoid offences against pure English. The 
careful revision which would make errors 
impossible cannot be given, for trains will 
not wait, and the edition must be printed 
at a certain time. 

Then too. much of a newspaper's mat- 
ter is contributed by country correspond- 
ents, and in many cases these correspond- 
ents, although the best that can be found 
in their localities, and often really excellent 
news-gatherers, are sadly deficient in edu- 
cation. Their contributions are, of course, 
edited in the newspaper office, and their 
worst errors never reach the public eye ; 
yet enough do find their way into cold 
type to give some degree of truth to the 
accusation that the newspapers are not ex- 
actly fountains of "English undefiled." 
Still with a reasoning similar to that of the 
small boy who stated in his essay that pins 
had "saved a good many people's lives, by 
not swallowing them," we might say that 
the newspapers prevent people from reading 
a vast amount of poor English, by not 
printing it. 

A few examples culled from the matter 
which came to one newspaper office in the 
course of a short time will show that be- 
cause the newspaoer tries to guard against 
mistakes the readers miss much of the fun 
that the editor enjoys. 

The boys of the high-school football 
team had gone to a neighboring town for a 
game. Rivalry between the opposing forces 
was keen, and interest ran high, as was 
shown by the report which reached the 
paper, one part of which read as follows : 
"The great crowd watched the team eat 
through the windows of the hotel." 

In a notice of the death of one of the 
old inhabitants, a man who acted as stage- 
driver, when stages were almost the only 
means of travel in vogue, the correspond- 
ent made this statement : "He was a man 
of the old-fashioned, sturdy type, and 
thought nothing of driving in the coldest 
weather with his coat open from Blooms- 
burg to Mainsville." 

Another correspondent stated concerning 
a citizen who had died that "Mr. Jones 
was born in Canada, but several years ago 
became a native of this place." 

Death notices seem particularly apt to 
contain absurdities, as the following ex- 
amples show: "James McFadden died quite 
suddenly last night, aged eighty-seven 
years. He was thrice married, and is sur- 
vived by his widow and twelve children, 
two of whom are deceased." 

"The Rev. Samuel A. White, a former 
pastor of Grace Church, died at Baltimore 
on Sunday last, as a result of injuries re- 
ceived by a trolley-car." 

"Dr. Brown was a man who was well 
and favorably known, his wife having died 
over three years ago." 

"The sudden death of Mr. Blue is a sad 
affair, especiallv under such inconvenient 
circumstances." 

The publication of "cards of thanks," as 
they were known, was discouraged by 
every means in our power; but we were 
nevertheless frequently asked to publish 
them, and sometimes they were worded 
very peculiarly. One notice, which would 
no doubt have grealy offended one of our 
best physicians, included among other mat- 



ters for which thanks were extended the 
statement that the family desired to thank 
the physician, Dr. Jones, and the nurses 
for their assistance, in the death of their 
mother. 

The reports of social occasions also fur- 
nished many examples of the truth of the 
poet's statement that "to err is human." 
The description of a wedding showed the 
trouble that some fathers will take to please 
their daughters. The report stated that the 
"bride entered on the arms of her father, 
carrying a bouquet of pink roses, and look- 
ing charming in a gown of crepe de chine." 

Reporting a country taffy-pull, a corre- 
spondent said that "sixty were invited, and 
fifty enjoyed themselves." 

Concerning a surprise-party it was stated 
that "after enjoying a presumptuous dinner 
the guests departed, none the worse for 
their evening's jollification." 

The managers of the county fair pub- 
lished a circular letter in several of the 
papers of the county, in which they used 
the following language in urging the peo- 
ple to take an interest in the fair : "We 
want an exhibit from every member of 
your family'; the father can exhibit in the 
live-stock department," etc. 

At a memorial service of the Grand 
Army of the Republic, the chaplain in 
charge had a slight difficulty, which em- 
barrassed him not a little, and which a cor- 
respondent thought of sufficient interest to 
report for publication. He described the 
occurrence thus : "When the chaplain came 
to the end of the page, he had white gloves 
on, and found it difficult to turn over." 

A political meeting, which was evidently 
forceful, elicited the following report: 
"Edward McGraw, Esq., spoke on the issues 
of the campaign as they pertained to the 
candidates for assembly. The farmers for 
miles around heard the address." 

If the following report was true, it is 
probable that the teachers were not well 
pleased : "The board of education met last 
evening and went through the regular rou- 
tine of business. They also drew the teach- 
ers' salaries for the first month." 

In the report of a murder trial the fol- 
lowing statement was made: "He testified 
that while he was in the field milking he 
saw Eben and the murdered man pass, the 
latter saying that he was going to fish." 

A runaway is exciting at any time, and 
in the following case some of the circum- 
stances seem to have been unusual. "A 
thrilling runaway was indulged in yesterday 
by Stephen Brown's horse while the animal 
was tied to a post at the Northern Central 
Depot, Mr. Brown being inside." 

In the instance which follows it is not 
known whether the information was fur- 
nished by the physicians or not, but the 
bright young man who reported the acci- 
dent stated that "John Jones fell on an icy 
crossing, and broke his ankle at the corner 
of Fifth and Green Streets." 

In the report of the trial of a man 
charged with assault and battery the state- 
ment was made that "in November last the 
witness stated that he saw the defendant 
strike his mother between the barn and 
the corn-crib." 

The enterprise of a bank in a neighboring 
town brought forth the following gem : 
"The First National Bank building has been 
greatly improved and beautified by the 
oainter's brush, and a new roof adorns the 
imposing building, and a new concrete pave- 
ment." 

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tain store, the statement was made that "the 
store is now in Christmas grab.'' Possibly 
this was strictly true, but probably "garb" 
was what was meant. 

During a smallpox scare, the following 
was sent in: "Smallpox and rumors of 
smallpox have been spreading thick and fast 
throughout Potter county ever since the 
case of supposed smallpox was driven out 
of Austin two years ago with a horse and 
buggy." 

That a sleeping man can be useful in an 
emergency seems to be proved by the fol- 
lowing report : "Fire was caused by the 
upsetting of a lamp down the stairway of 
Abram Sweet, which was promptly extin- 
guished by John Lane, who was asleep in a 
downstairs room." And that even a dead 
man can engage in business appeared to be 
indicated in another instance, where the re- 
porter penned the folowing statement : "He 
came to this city, where he and .his two 
brothers, Abraham, deceased, and William, 
began business together." 

Under the heading. "A Miraculous Es- 
cape," came the following: "Mr. John 
Sharp, manager of the shirt factory, came 
near having a serious accident happen to 
him yesterday. Mr. Sharp came down stairs 
at the usual time to make the fire for 
breakfast, and after turning the spigots and 
finding the water not frozen he lit the fire 
and after putting on the coal he turned his 
back to the stove to wash his hands, when 
an explosion occurred. The stove was shat- 
tered to small pieces ; the window was 
broken clear through ; and the room was 
greatly damaged by flying pieces of iron. 
Mr. Sharp escaped unhurt, which was mi- 
raculous, as he was standing within two feet 
of the stove when the explosion occurred, 
and his trousers were slightly torn. It is 
not known exactly what caused the explo- 
sion, but it is thought it was on account 
of the water being frozen in the water- 
back." 

Punctuation, or the lack of it, often 
causes trouble, as was shown in a church 
notice that reached the office one day. The 
notice read: "Evangelist Grabill will talk 
about Hell in the Baptist Church to-night." 
The real meaning of the notice might have 
been less liable to misinterpretation had the 
notice been written thus : "Evangelist Gra- 
bill will talk about 'Hell,' in the Baptist 
church to-night." 

The use of typesetting machines causes 
some of the laughable errors that creep into 
all papers, in spite of all the precautions 
that can be taken to prevent such occur- 
rences. The secretary of the board of man- 
agers of one of our charitable institutions 
near Christmas time one year sent for pub- 
lication in the paper an appeal, the closing 
sentence of which stated that there was in 
the home one little girl who had never had 
a doll or toy. The appeal was signed with 
the secretary's name. An error caused the 
resetting of one line, which was inserted in 
the wrong place, and the closing part of the 
notice appeared in the paper in the follow- 
ing form : 

"There has lately been received in 
the home one little girl who 
never had a doll ortoy. 

Mrs. Mary Andrews, Sec'y. 
never had a doll or toy. 

Mrs. Andrews, as well as the little girl, 
was remembered that Christmas by appre- 
ciative friends; and in the future neither 
could say that she had never had a doll or 
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What a beautiful Christmas tree ! And 
just observe how loaded down it is with 
presents. Why, it will take several weeks 
to tell you all about all of them. Find 
vourself" a comfortable seat, get next to 
somebody you like if you can; our enter- 
tainment will soon begin. Of course you 
know this is the Christmas tree we have 
set up in Bentonvil'.e, Ark., and every pres- 
ent upon it is for our missionary over in 
China. The presents are really money, and 
they are not really presents to Drusie, but 
simply money to be spent in converting the 
Chinese to Christianity. You see then- 
name starts out all right with the first two 
letters, but we want to change the others. 
It is already time to begin our Christmas 
entertainment, but old Santa Clans is so 
long dressing (not the real unreal Santa 
Claus, you understand, but the thin man 
that stuffs the pillow somewhere about his 
thinness)— I say, he is so long getting made 
uo that we are obliged to entertain the peo- 
ple before he comes with a brief program. 

We will first hear, if you please, from 
Mrs. Rothwell. of Moberly, who has just 
seen the picture of Felix. She says— but, 
dear me! I can't find that letter at all; the 
whole familv has been searching for it. so 
you will have to look upon our first '•num- 
ber" as a victim of stage fright. While I 
am here before you I take occasion to 
thank those of you who remembered me 
at Christmas with visible remembrances. 
Those of you who did, know whom I 
mean, and those who didn't mustn't feel 
bad, for I'd rather have you hang some- 
thing on this tree for Drusie than for me. 

Perhaps you remember Wizzen of "The 
Bronze Vase." Here he is with a poem 
written by himself— you'll remember he said 
he could write poetry: 

There are some people what I know 

Which that they love to argue so 

To prove they're "sound," from hour to hour, 

They always keep a little sour. 

So scared they be you can not see 

That they is sound as sound can be; 

They keep theirselves both hard and tart, 

And ne'er grow mellow at the heart; 

Like apples with such toughened hides 

No worm can ever crawl ihsides. 

And mighty good, they is to keep. 

But give me something else to eat. 

Now that's Wizzen. Take your seat, 
Wizzen; that's enough. Dear me! why 
don't Santa Claus come out? We'll have a 
recitation from the little boy that always 
recites at entertainments, but who can't be 
coaxed or urged or compelled or bribed to 
recite for you in his own parlor — not that 
vou ever want to hear him. mind ye, but his 
parents are so desperate about it. Stand 
uo here, Johnny ; now, everybody keep real 
still: ,«,. 

Now, there is a cat named Felix; 
And when his tail up he stix 

Some old gold hair 

Floats in the air, 
For shedding at present is Felix. 

Tn a crowd very seldom does he mix, 
When he gets in a fight why, he lix. 

His ears they show nix. 

And his tail it has crix: 
O, a fine fuzzy feline is Felix. 

His whiskers with care does he fix. 
The choicest of mice always he pix; 
At skimmed milk he kix. 
But he never has (what dogs have'), 
O. a famous fine fellow is Felix! 

Good, good, good! Ha, ha! (Some- 
body slip around to the rear room and t?ll 
Santa that if he does not hurry up we'll 
get somebody else to be him.) 

Dr. J. H. Garrison himself has consented 
to appear upon our program; hear, him of 



the Easy Chair: "You may be surprised to 
know that I read the Advance Society de- 
partment occasionally, and as for my grand- 
daughter, she insists on having the first 
chance at the paper when it arrives; and, 
strangely enough, turns at once to your de- 
partment. Children are such queer crea- 
tures! Accept nv- sincere regards and best 
wishes for you all for the new year." 

Now that reminds me that I ought to 
have said something about this being the 
beginning of the new year. I am ashamed 
to have overlooked such an important fact. 
Who will join the Av. S. for 1007? Re- 
member, our prizes for best quarterly re- 
ports are given Feb. 11. You will have 
lots of time to get started and to keep four 
reports before Feb. II, 1908. Come on! 
Read five pages of history and thirty lines 
of poetry each week; what do you. say: 
And memorize a quotation each week, and 
read at least one verse of the Bible every 
day Now's the time to start, and 1 11 give 
a handsome book to the first four m rank- 
that is, to the four who at the end of the 
A.v S year have sent me the best regular- 
lv kept Av. S. reports. J>o it Get your 
friends to join with you. Each of the books 
will be cloth bound, publisher s price $i. 3 o 
and $1 25. But the book will be merely a 
token of my regard to you for your effort 
The main prize will be the improvement ot 
your own mind by regular— not by exten- 
s i v e_but by regular reading. 

\nd here is W. A. Warren, who saw 
what we said about him on this page two 
weeks a^o He writes from Philadelphia. 
"Yes by all means. I am absolutely sure 
that living the Christianity of Christ is the 
very best wav of inducing people to become 
Christians. The world has known no finer 
example of heroic strength and chivalnc 
o-entleness than Thomas Campbell, Father 
Campbell," as he was affectionately called 
around Bethany. The practice of apostohc 
traces is the best way of honoring the 
ereat and good men of one hundre I years 
acxo But the members ot the Av. S- who 
have tried know this is not so easy as it is 
simple It is easier to sit on the fence and 
talk crops than to get down and p ow. A 
great many earnest people have gander 
^tood what was meant by the *«row 
oate' The Advance Society will escape 
that' danger if they adopt y^.«£*^ 
plan of living their religion. This is Christ 
mas eve, so I close with 

Glory to God in the highest, 
\nd on earth peace among men 
In whom he is well pleased. 

The \v S. ought all to rise and make _ a 
bow to' our Centennial' Secretary who, in 
Se of the great bags of mail he is obliged 
S superintend, took time on Christmas eve 
to write us a letter like that. 

W el i hurrah! Here is Mrs Rothwell s 
letter found at last: "When . I look into 
the wide-awake eyes ot Monsieur Felix I 
feel that I am a big Missouri mouse and 
that he wants a closer acquaintance, rle is 
a fine 'teastie' and deserves a 1 the ^Unc- 
tion that has come to him. I wish him a 
lono - hfe— all nine of them— and then a re 

carnation as a nice Scotch setter, so he 
can 0-0 to the happy hunting grounds with 
his master. Felix, poor fellow, cats are all 
tabooed!" 

"I hear Santa's bells jingling, so will 
hasten only to add that L have already told 
you about $15— worth of presents upon this 
tree, so vou won't expect to hear Santa 
name them over. Here he is— my! how 



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fat and white-whiskered and perspiring! If 
he's come on a through ticket, I'm afraid 
the north pole is in danger of melting. He 
hasnt' a word to say, although he does 
mumble something through his queer im- 
movable lips that sounds as if he means 
well. So I'll have, to interpret him for you. 
by givng the names of those who send 
presents. 

M. M. Limberg. Salt Lake: "50 cents- 
just slip it into Drusie's pocketbook. I 
hope the Chistmas tree will be as successful 
as Charlie's ice cream social. I seem to be 
the only guest from Utah, but I shall al- 
ways try to attend." 

A. M. Carter, Higginsville, Mo. : "One 
dollar for Drusie's tree, $1 for Charlie ; 
may God's richest blessings rest upon the 
Av. S. work." 

Annie P. Smith, Howard, Kan. : "One 
dollar for the tree. I know Drusie will 
spend it wisely. God bless her. This is 
a noble work." 

Cove Dale, Ky. : "A fan for Drusie; I 
believe Chinese women usually carry fans ; 
she may want one." 

Mrs. E-. C. Junger, Soldier, la. : "Dollar 
for Drusie, and best wishes. Am all an- 
ticipation for the new serial story." 

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Evans, Fort Cobb, 
Okla. : "Fifty cents for the tree. We de- 
light in the Av. S. and are Christian- 
Evangelist readers of 15 years standing." 
Mrs. A. J. Cannen, Peoria, 111. : "One 
dollar, half for the tree, half for orphan 
Charlie. May they do much good in their 
lives. I do very much enjoy reading about 
the grand work of the Av. S. and I think 
those stories are fine. May you all be 
spared to help in the great work that is 
still to be done." 

Bertrand, Neb. : ''I have been a silent 
reader of the Av. S. ever since it started. 
If I were younger, I would join. I want 
so much to give my little mite for Drusie, 
good and faithful girl ; heaven's richest 
blessings ever be hers. Here's one dollar 
for the tree. Please don't publish my 
name." 

C. M. Reynolds. Letah, Wash.: "There 
are three of us in this family and here is 
.SO cents from each, for Drusie's tree. Let 
her buy what she wishes." 

Mrs. Clara E. Sandberg, Red Wing, 
Minn. : "Fifty cents for Charlie, and a 
fifty-cent pair of towels for Drusie's tree. 
I thank you for the good work you are 
doing." (That's to all of us.) 

Long Beach, Cal. : "$i for Drusie and 
$1 for Charlie, and a merry, merry Christ- 
mas to both ; from a loving friend." 

Detroit, Mich. : "This Christmas tree 
idea for Drusie is splendid. 50 cents for 
Drusie and the prayer that she may be 
richly blessed in leading souls to Him 
whom to know is life eternal ; this, from 
one who has known the joy of such ser- 
vice." 

Ethel Ross, Newberg, Oreg. : "The East 
Union Sunday-school send, for the tree, 3 
packages of candy, 2 handkerchiefs, lesson 
picture cards, ABC book, valise, whistle, 
rubber ball, tablet, song book, 3 dolls, a 
pair of stockings, French harp, pencils, sta- 
tionary. New Testament, total, $2.25." 

Oh, oh, oh ! the electric lights have gone 
out! What can be the matter? Well, we'll 
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I've sometimes heard my grandpa tell 
That folks who know just how to smell 
Can get the summer from one rose, 
Or from a little breeze that blows. 

And father says, no matter where 
You live, if you will just take care 
And make the best of your two eyes 
You'll see so much you'll grow real wise. 

And then my mother's often heard 
One little pleasant spoken word 
Tbat's made somebody smile and smile. 
And feel cheered up for quite a while. 

They say it doesn't matter much 
Whether a child has such and such; 
It's how she'll learn to "make things do;" 
And p'r'aps it's so with grown folks, too. 
-Elizabeth Lincoln Gould in The Congregation- 
al ist. 



"What's the matter with the baby?" 
asked a lady of a little girl whose baby 
brother she had understood to be ailing. 
"Oh, nothing much," was the answer. "He's 
only hatchin' teeth."— Driftwood. 



In a batch of selected curiosities from al- 
leged schoolboy answers, we find two which 
are truly admirable. In reply to the ques- 
tion, "What is a sinful act?" a lad wrote, 
"A sinful act is doing what you want when 
you know you ought not to do it." Another 
lad was bidden to "Name the seven great 
Powers of the world." He enumerated them 
thus : "Gravity, electricity, steam-power, 
gas-power, horse-power, armies and navies." 

Willing to Die for the Boys. 

A writer in a Chicago publication tells 
of a boy 15 years of age who was taken 
sick just after organizing a temperance 
band of twelve boys for temperance work 
in his own town. When the doctor ordered 
hot whisky to be given to him, and it was 
offered to him by his mother, he refused 
to take it, saying: "Mother, if I take it 
and live, I could not face the bovs with a 
broken pledge. If I die, tell the boys I 
kept my pledge — kept it for them." 

% @ 
"After Your Boy." 

_ One of the_ delegates to a State conven- 
tion of Christian Endeavorers, a young bus- 
iness man, dressed in a natty rough-and- 
ready suit, every movement alert and ea- 
ger, and telling of bottled energy within, 
came suddenly upon a red-faced citizen who 
evidently had been patronizing the hotel 
bar. Buttonholing the delegate a trifle un- 
ceremoniously, the latter said — 

"What are you fellows trying to do 
down at the meetings? You are hot tem- 
perance, I see by the papers. Do you think 
you could make a temperance man of me?" 

"No," replied the delegate, looking him 
ovr from head to foot, with a keen glance, 
"we evidently couldn't do much for you, 
but we are after your boy." 

At this unexpected retort the man 
dropped his jocular tone, and said seriously, 
"Well, I guess you have the right of it 
there. If somebody had been after me when 
I was a boy I should be a better man to- 
dav." — Exchange. 

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How Ruth Filled the Cup. 

"Can I help too, grandma ?" asked Ruth, 
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kitchen. 

Grandma was making pudding for com- 
pany, and Hannah was stuffing a big fat 
goose. Aunt Kate and mamma were set- 
ting the long table, and everybody was busy. 

"Yes, my dear, you can pick me a cup of 
raisins," said grandma. 

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to whistle." 

"If you whistle you can't eat, my dear, 
and the cup will get full quicker ; but sing- 
ing is every bit as good, and I would like 
to hear you sing about little Jack Horner" 

And wasn't it queer? When Ruth began 
to sing that cup was full in a jiffy. — 
Selected. 



Inviting His Mother. 

The public-spirited lady met the little boy 
on the street. Something about his ap- 
pearance halted her. She stared at him in 
her nearsighted way. 

The Lady.— "Little bov. haven't you any 
home?" 

The Little Boy.— "O. yes'm ; I've got a 
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The Lady. — "And loving parents?" 

The Little Boy. — "Yes'm." 

The Lady. — "I'm afraid you do not know 
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after your moral welfare?" 

The Little Boy.— "Yes'm." 

The Lady. — "Are they bringing you up 
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The Little Boy.— "Yes'm." 

The Lad\-. — "Will you ask your mother 
to come and hear me talk on 'When does 
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The Little Boy (explosively).— "What's 
the matter with you. ma ? Don't you know 
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THE ANALYSIS OF 
CHRISTIAN UNION 



Our latest book from the pen of J. H. Garrison, will cause one 
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given in full. 

INDEX. 
13 



introduction 



25 

32 

37 



3. Other Reformations 109 

(1) Presbyterian, (2) Independents, 
(3) Anglican, (4) Wesleyan, (5) 
Baptists. 

4. Status of These Protestant Move- 
ments us 

5. Post-Reformation Advocates of 
Union 119 



I. THE APOSTOLIC AGE. 

1. The Birth of the Church 

2. An Undivided Church , . 

3. Unity of the Early Church Tested.. 

4. Unity of the Early Church Im- 

periled 48 

5. Divisions at Corinth 52 ] V. PERIOD OF REUNION. 

6. "I Am of Christ" 56 

7. Was the Unity of the Early Church 

Organic? 61 

8. Summing Up Results Our Study 

Thus Far 71 



II. THE POST-APOSTOLIC AGE. 

1. Change in Polity and Doctrine 79 

2. Rise of the "Catholic" Church.... 85 

3. Speculative Questions of That Age. . 89 

III. THE GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD. 

1. First Division in the Church 96 

2. Condition of the Church in that 

Period 98 

I* THE PROTESTANT ERA. 

1. From Ecclesiastical Despotism to 

Religious Liberty 103 

2. Luther's Chief Work 104 



1. A Seed-Truth Taking Root 129 

2. Problem of Harmonizing Union and 
Liberty 13S 

3, Features of Catholicity in the Camp- 
bell Movement 140 

4. Have the Disciples of Christ Been 

Loyal to Their Ideals? 146 

5. Change of Attitude Toward the 

Movement IS 2 

6. Forces Making for Union 158 

7. Latest Step Toward Christian 

Union 164 

8. Basis of Federation 170 

9. Federation the Next Logical Step.. 175 

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11. The Inevitable Trend 181 

12 External Motives to Union 186 

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ST. LOUIS, JANUARY 17, 1907. 



Number 3. 




CENTENNIAL PROPAGANDA 

OHVRCHES OF CHRIST 



Looking Toward Pittsburg. 

— All will readily forgive Brother Lowe. 
His pride in our forefathers in this faith 
wherein stand The Christian-Evangelist 
and its great constituency, is perfectly jus- 
tifiable. It can hardly be said that they 
"builded wiser than they knew," for they 
were so thoroughly imbued with the knowl- 
edge and spirit of the New Testament that 
they knciv. If as a people the pioneers fell, 
or we their successors have fallen, short, it 
is in the doing rather than in knowing. But 
now zeal in missions, education, benevo- 
lence, actual Christian union, and practical 
application, of the Gospel to all of life's 
activities is rapidly bringing our doing up 
to the summit of our knowing. There will 
never be much in our teaching for which 
to apologize, and let us hope that by igog 
our omissions will be supplanted by do- 
ings that our Pittsburg greetings and deliv- 
erances may be wholly and sincerely con- 
gratulatorv. 



— An appeal for better equipped schools 
and more ministerial apprentices in this 
Pioneer number is very appropriate. The 
pioneers themselves regarded an educated 
ministry and membership generally as a sine 
qua non of our greatness and usefulness 
as factors in the religious life of the world. 
According!"- among their earliest activities 
was the establishment of schools at Beth- 
any. Lexington. Hiram, Abingdon, Canton, 
and other places where finances and a pos- 
sible student bodv would justify them. It 
is true their great reliance was "the Gos- 
pel," but it was a Gospel rightly divided. 
It was a Gospel from which things both 
new and old, accessible only to trained 
minds, were to be evoked for the edifica- 
tion of the saints and the instruction of the 
world in righteousness. They realized the 
necessity of developing within the house- 
hold of our own faith translators, exegetes 
and commentators, and nobly did they sac- 
rifice for the attainment of these ends. We 
do highly honor the pioneers when on Ed- 
ucation Day we worthily provide for the 
training of worthy successors who in pul- 
pit, officiary and pew will carry on the 
work that with trembling hands but brave 
and trustful hearts they committed to us. 



Looking Backward. 

BY JOSEPH LOWE. 

A brother of 80 gave the readers of The 
Christian-Evangelist an interesting letter 
in a recent issue, relative to the many 
changes that have occurred in the Christian 
church since his connection with it. Evi- 
dently he had been looking backwards. If 
we will turn the eye upon the historic page 
of other churches, greater changes will ap- 
pear. Within the memory of the writer the 
Methodist church, at their camp meetings, 
would surround the camp and with switches 
"chase the devil away." At such meetings 
they would hold "secret prayer-meetings" 
when the voices could be heard long dis- 
tances away. In the Sundav-schools, which 



: : : GEO. L. SNIVELY : : : 

I attended when eight years old, they 
taught that all good children would be 
angels and stand forever before God, and 
sing. I quit going because I did not un- 
derstand the nature of angels and did not 
want to be one, and nothing seemed so 
perfectly discouraging as to have "to stand 
up and sing forever." They also taught 
that we could not understand the Bible, 
so gave us papers to read, and in these I 
learned that ail good boys died early, and 
I quit the papers. All these things are 
gone from this great body of men and 
women. Even their most learned teachers 
will rarely define human creeds now. 
The "mourners' bench," once considered in- 
dispensable, is passing away. The early 
years of my life were passed under the in- 
fluence and teachings of the Old Baptist 
church. The good old preacher told us 
one morning in his sermon that he heard a 
noise in a tree as he came to church, and, 
upon examination he saw Christ sitting in 
the forks of the tree. A few months after 
this my good old grandfather voted to ex- 
clude a Baotist minister from the church 
for voting the temperance ticket. All such 
things have passed away with the age. We 
have nothing like any of such occurrences 
to look back to in our history. The organ 
and kindred nuestions are as nothing; com- 
pared with incidents given above. Our 
movement in its beginning was founded 
upon general and superior intelligence or 
we never could have accomplished the great 
work we have. 

It is wonderful how little we have to 
meet in looking backwards, of which to be 
ashamed, and how much we have to cheer 
and be thankful for. 

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Furnishing Wisdom's Table. 

BY CENTENNIAL SECRETARY WARREN. 

"Wisdom hath builded her house; she hath fur- 
nished her table."- — Prov. 9:1, 2. 

In every age the beneficent character of 
Wisdom must be maintained. At forty 
strategic points her house has been built. 
The size and beauty of these educational 
homes, from the stately Gothic pile of old 
Bethany to the classic elegance of the Mis- 
souri Bible College, is a matter of constant 
admiration. The immediate and perennial 
dutv of all who love the truth is to see that 
Wisdom's table is bountifully furnished. 
Education must always be a beneficence. 
The young cannot pay for it themselves 
and generally their own families are unable 
or unwilling to meet the expense. In a re- 
public all must be treated alike, so the 
state provides by taxation for the schooling 
of the children of rich and poor alike. 

The Christian believes that the most vital 
element of a complete education is neces- 
sarily omitted from this public provision. 
With great sacrifice and devotion on the 
part of founders, teachers and patrons our 
forty colleges have been built, equipped and 
maintained for education that shall include 
moral and religious instruction. In every 
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chief text book. From among their stu- 
dents come practically all our preachers 
and the men and women to whom we look 
increasingly for leadership in all Christian 
life and service. Everything about them 
bears the stamp and is imbued with the 
spirit of the Christianity of Christ. The 
youth who miss these influences at the 
plastic state of their lives can never secure 
anything that will compensate the loss; 
those who secure them become not only 
immune to contrary contagions, but them- 
selves radiators of the blessings enjoyed. 

Just as we have been unwilling that our 
colleges should exist in rented houses, so 
we must refuse to allow them to beg their 
subsistance from month to month. Let all 
disciples of the Teacher who came from 
God give heroically of their abundant pros- 
perity and before iqog we shall have pro- 
vided a Centennial Endowment for each of 
our schools that will yield it such a regular 
and sure income that its very existence 
shall nevermore be in doubt. "To him 
that hath shall be given." Bv the side of 
our substantial college buildings others are 
being erected as private memorials. They 
are more satisfactory monuments to men 
of means than costly sepulchral vaults in 
fashionable cemeteries. In the same way 
sums of a thousand, ten thousand and a 
hundred thousand dollars will seek safe in- 
vestment and perpetual usefulness in the 
company of the secure funds of firmly es- 
tablished colleges. From generation to gen- 
eration throughout the centuries that follow 
igog Wisdom shall be justified of her chil- 
dren. Let no church fail of an offering 
Education Day. Let no man fail of a be- 
quest. 



Schools and Preachers. 

BY S. S. LAPPIN. 

For the sake of our own blessed Lord 
and his Gospel let us helo the worthy col- 
leges among us this vear. Thev areour 
only hope for a ministry trained for the 
special work God has called us to do. They 
are our best hope for an educated young 
neonle who will love and =erve the Lord 
through their lives. On every hand are 
fields th n t need romp^er't men to lead our 
work. The State of Illinois could use 
even- man that will graduate from our Bi- 
ble departments and enter the ministry at 
next commencement. Help the colleges bv 
sending students. Begin at ovce to find a 
voun" phi or two for tbe ministry. He'n 
bv telline of the work that has been done 
paai"=t Teat odds and with little aid from 
the brethren. Help bv sntherin"- the of- 
ferings of vour rhiirch and sending them 
to some school that is true to our plea for 
Christ and his church, that von mav have 
fellowship with them in training men to. 
preach the srospel. It has come to me that 
Hiram college received $66.28 from the 
churches last vear. Inquiries sent to other 
colleges have not been answered. Perhaps 
thev received le^s or n r »thin nr . Educational 
Dav is our opportunity What preacher 
can fail to press the matter upon his people? 



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January 17, 1907. 



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CONTENTS. 

Centennial Propaganda 67 

Current Events 68 

Editorial — 

Our Debt to the Pioneers . . ; 69 

New Studies of Old Doctrines 69 

Notes and Comments 70 

Editor's Easy Chair 71 

Contributed Articles — 

Thomas Campbell. Charles Louis Loos.... 72 
Barton Warren Stone. J. Walter Carpenter. 73 
Stone and the Pioneers in Kentucky. Z. F. 

Smith 74 

The Handwriting of Alexander Campbell, 

Barton W. Stone and Walter Scott 76 

Missouri and the Pioneers. T. P. Haley.. 78 
Early Workers in Indiana. D. R. Lucas.... 79 
Some Pioneer Preachers in Ohio. F. M. 

Green 80 

Walter Scott. Charles Louis Loos 81 

Our Budget 85 

The Work of the Year 89 

Evangelistic 91 

Midweek Prayer-meeting 92 

Christian Endeavor .92 

The Bible School at Work 93 

The Home Department 94 




The Senate seems disposed to make a 
real issue, and as large a one as possible, 
The Negro out °^ t ^ ie President's 
Trooos dismissal of the negro 

troops which were in- 
volved in the Brownsville riot. A year or 
two ago the South was arising in its wrath 
and declaring that it would never speak to 
President Roosevelt again so long as it or 
he lived, because he had invited a negro 
educator to lunch with him. Now, while 
the senators of the President's own party 
are gravely critical of his action in the 
Brownsville case, the southern Democratic 
'senators are praising him for it. Some- 
times one wonders whether there are not 
several influential Republican senators who 
are getting feverishly, almost frantically, 
anxious to have the President make some 
awful mistake within the next eighteen 
months, which will put him in a bad light 
before the oeople before the next nomina- 
ting convention. There are really two is- 
sues involved in this Brownsville case. The 
first question is one of justice: Ought the 
soldiers to have been dismissed from ser- 
vice? The second is one of authority: 
Did the President have the right to dismiss 
them ? As to the first question the facts 
which have come to light up to date sup- 
port the opinion that the troops had be- 
come dangerous and insubordinate to such 
an extent that they were more of a men- 
ace than a protection to the public peace. 
It is of no use for us to keep a standing 
army to preserve order and "guard us 
while we sleep," if we have to lie awake 
at night wondering where they will start 
the next riot. The second question touch- 
ing the President's authority as comman- 
der-in-chief of the army to dismiss troops 
for the good of the service, is a technical 



Not a Crime? 



one which will have to be decided by the 
lawyers. There certainly ought to be some 
expeditious way in which a situation like 
this can be met. True to his instincts and 
habits, the President did the thing which 
he saw needed to be done, and left the 
question of his technical right to do it for 
subsequent consideration. 

Mr. George W. Perkins, who is a part- 
ner of J. P. Morgan and who was until 

When Is a Crime recentl * a high offi "" 
cial in the New York 

Life Insurance Com- 
pany, and a shining example for the young, 
and Mr. Charles W. Fairchild, who was 
President Cleveland's Secretary of the 
Treasury, have been indicted for forgery 
in the third degree. The offense of these 
gentlemen consisted in making such false 
entries in the books of the company, as 
would make it appear that certain railroad 
stocks^ had been sold which, in reality, had 
not been sold. The Prussian government 
forbids insurance companies which do bus- 
iness within its boundaries, to. own railroad 
stocks. The New York Life wished to ap- 
pear to meet this requirement so that it 
could do business in Prussia, and it also 
wished to hold on to its stocks. It did 
both, by the timely aid of the financial in- 
genuity and elastic morality of the eminent 
financiers above mentioned. On the books 
of the company it was made to appear 
(falsely) that the stocks had been sold. 
On the books of a certain bank it was 
made to appear (also falsely) that the 
stocks were held as security for a loan of 
some millions to a messenger boy and a 
colored porter. This act of falsifying the 
records is defined by law as forgery in the 
third degree. In bringing in the indict- 
ment, the grand jury qualified it by an ex- 
traordinary expression of sympathy and 
respect for the accused. Their act "falls 
far short of what the average man regards 
as a crime," says the jury, while it admits 
that "it was a mistaken, indeed a morally 
obtuse, judgment." We do not see that a 
man who deliberately falsifies records in 
order to gain an advantage for his corpo- 
ration, is entitled to any special sympathy 
on the ground that the average man con- 
siders such an act excusable. We do not 
believe, to begin with, that the average 
man's moral judgments are half so dull as 
the grand jury assumed. And even if they 
were, it would be no reason for excusing 
such an offense on the part of two men 
whom we had every reason to suppose to 
be far above the average man in general 
intelligence and financial integrity. 
@ 
The news comes through one of the ten- 
cent magazines that there is a benignant 
The New Bil- °'^ gentleman with a 

lionaire. long name ' a sliffht 

German accent and a 

retiring disposition, up in St. Paul, who is 
worth a billion dollars — or perhaps billions 
of dollars, for all anybody knows. "Richer 
than Rockefeller" is the most vivid term 
which can be found to describe his tre- 
mendous wealth. The man is Mr. Freder- 
ick Weyerhauser, who has for the past 
fifty years been getting control of timber 
properties throughout the west and north- 
west. He is said to own and control at the 
present time, about thirty million acres, or 
fifty thousand square miles of the most 
valuable timber lands in the west and 
northwest, which means the most valuable 
timber lands in the world. It is alleged 
that these lands were, obtained by deals 
with the railroads and by taking advan- 
tage of an inconspicuous clause in a bill 
passed in 1897, permitting any person 



whose land had been included in a forest 
reserve or national park, to choose in place 
of it an equal acreage anywhere in the pub- 
lic domain. Some millions of acres of the 
land given as a subsidy to the transconti- 
nental railroads, had been, rather by over- 
sight than otherwise, included in forest re- 
serves. Much of this was practically 
worthless. Weyerhauser got it from the 
railroads for a song (which he sang him- 
self to his own tune), and then traded it 
under this law for the richest sort of tim- 
ber land. The value of these lands is in- 
creasing enormously and if this increase 
can be called income, probably Mr. Wey- 
erhauser has a larger income than any 
other man in America. We do not know 
how much actual cash his properties bring 
him, but we hope it is enough to pay the 
salaries of the extra secretaries which he 
will need to take care of the requests for 
money for libraries, churches and colleges 
that will begin to pour in on him as soon 
as this story of his affluence has really got- 
ten into circulation. It is not every day 
that the seekers of endowments can dis- 
cover a new and hitherto unsuspected bil- 
lionaire, and the opportunity will not be 
lost. 

& 

The question of America's joyousness or 

melancholy seems to be affording material 

for varying opinions 

Are We Happy? among our foreign 
critics. A German 
writer in a Berlin paper, giving his im- 
pressions after a recent tour of America, 
says that "the Yankees are a joyous peo- 
ple," partly because they do not know any 
too much, and partly because they are born 
optimists and born humorists. From his 
description one would think that the entire 
continent was convulsed in one continuous 
silly giggle of undiscriminating hilarity. On 
the other hand, a recent -British observer 
asserts that the predominant note of Amer- 
ican life is that of settled melancholy. He 
found himself depressed by an all-pervad- 
ing atmosphere of gloom and despair. The 
feverish activity which we call enterprise, 
he interpreted as the desperate endeavors 
of men who were dead to hope, but in 
whom some spark of courage still survived 
to make the best of a life which was bound 
to be a failure in any event. Both of these 
were intelligent critics, and both doubtless 
tried to describe fairly what they saw — 
with some allowance, of course, for that de- 
gree of exaggeration in which everv trav- 
eler indulges by way of making his re- 
ports more interesting. If the comparison 
of these two estimates proves anything, it 
proves only that generalizing upon the 
spirit and character of a whole nation, is a 
big undertaking. It requires a broader 
knowledge of facts than any traveler can 
acquire without ceasing to be a traveler. 
We talk about the Englishman, the Ger- 
man, the Frenchman, and we have a self- 
satisfied notion that each of these is a type 
which we understand. But our generaliza- 
tions are, as a rule, not worth the time it 
would take to tell them. We met an 
Englishman once who was sweeping in his 
denunciation of what he called "the Amer- 
ican climate." When asked whether he 
meant the climate of Florida, or Oregon, or 
Arizona, or Iowa, he finally explained that 
he had once spent two weeks in August 
in New York City. Most sweeping state- 
ments about the American people, or the 
English people, are about as broadly based 
as this estimate of the American climate. 

# 
We are almost ashamed to say it after 
having prematurely announced it so often, 
but Mr. Cortelvou has at last actually re- 
signed as Chairman of the Republican Na- 
tional Committee. The dispatch savs that 
his resignation at this time caused some 
surprise. No wonder. 



January 17, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



69 




Our Debt to the Pioneers. 

The space which we are giving to the 
pioneers of our reformatory movement in 
this number, and have given in other re- 
cent numbers of The Christian-Evangel- 
ist, is not without a special purpose. It is 
believed that there is need in these days of 
recalling the memory of these worthy men 
who under God inaugurated a religious 
movement which is nearing the completion 
of its first century of history. The pur- 
pose of this revival of interest in the pio- 
neers is, to assure ourselves that we are 
true to the aim, spirit and method of these 
fathers, so far as these may commend them- 
selves to our hearty approval to-day, in the 
light of all that the century's experience has 
brought to us. Let us focus our attention 
on these three points : The aim, the spirit, 
and the method of the pioneers. 

/. The Aim. The aim of these pioneers, as 
we all know, was to promote the unity of 
Christians, in harmony with Christ's prayer. 
They saw a divided Christendom wasting 
its resources in competitive and mutually 
hostile efforts, instead of attacking the com- 
mon foe. They saw sect arrayed against 
sect, brother against brother, with heathen- 
ism prevailing abroad and skepticism at 
home. They became thoroughly convinced 
that all this was contrary to the mind and 
spirit of Christ, and raised the cry for 
union in order to win victory. Has time 
vindicated the wisdom of this view? Is 
there a leader in the hosts of Christendom 
to-day who will say that this was not a 
high and worthy aim, and in perfect har- 
mony with the will of Christ? In no one 
respect, perhaps, has there been a greater 
revolution in religious thought than upon 
the necessity and the practicability of a 
closer union of the followers of Christ in 
order to the conversion oi the world. 

Are we true to the aim of our fathers? 
As they subordinated everything but truth 
and conscience to this- sublime end, it is 
pertinent to ask whether the same zeal for 
unity characterizes those who to-day are 
carrying on this work. It is a question we 
may all well put to our hearts. It is cer- 
tain that we have not always acted con- 
sistently with that aim, but how far such 
action may have resulted from an honest 
misunderstanding of what is involved in 
the aim, is not for us to say. What we do 
insist upon is that the aim of our fathers 
should be our aim— the unity of all be- 
lievers on Christ in order to the conver- 
sion of the world. 

II. The Spirit. The greatest thing 
about these pioneers, as we study their 
history, is their admirable spirit of free- 
dom, of courage, and of loyalty to Christ. 
When we consider how that age was domi- 
nated by creeds and ecclesiastical authority, 
and how narrow and bitter was the party 
spirit of that time, it is nothing less than 
marvelous thait these men should 'have 
freed themselves from all such tyranny, 
and should have had the sublime courage 



to hear the voice of Christ, and to follow 
it, no matter how much it led them into 
antagonism with existing ideas and prac- 
tices. Herein was their true greatness. 
We may well ask ourselves whether we are 
possessed to-day of the same spirit of free- 
dom to follow the right, as God gives us to 
see the right, and the same, high courage 
to endure opposition and persecution for 
truth's sake. We can never recall the 
scene of that little group of heroic men, 
standing alone in all the world, because 
there was no room for them in any existing 
church, throwing off shackles of human 
creeds and traditions, and facing an un- 
known future, with Jesus Christ alone as 
their Guide, willing to forsake all and to 
be counted as the offscouring of the earth, 
if only they might do His will, without be- 
ing thrilled by the sublimity of their faith 
and courage. It is not necessary that we 
share all their opinions and interpreta- 
tions, but it is necessary that we share 
their spirit of liberty, courage, and devotion 
to truth, if we are to carry on successfully 
the reformation which they inaugurated. 

III. The Method. We may be sure that 
these pioneers did not begin their work 
in behalf of Christian union without a well- 
defined method of procedure. Two possi- 
ble methods lay before them: One was to 
seek for a platform that would harmonize, 
as far as possible, with existing views and 
practices in the different churches, and offer 
as little antagonism as possible to existing 
prejudices and predilections. The other 
was not to "consult flesh and blood," 
but to return at once to Christ's own ideal 
of His church, as reflected on the pages of 
the New Testament. They chose the latter 
course. They reasoned that as the church 
was united in the apostolic age on the sim- 
ple basis of a vital faith in Christ as the 
Messiah, the Son of God, and the personal 
commitment of its individual members to 
Him in the symbolic act of baptism, thus 
pledging themselves to a life of service to 
Him and of mutual fellowship with each 
other, this same broad basis of fellowship, 
divinely given, would be the proper one on 
which to restore the lost unity of the 
church. This involved, of course, the 
abandonment of human creeds as bases of 
fellowship, of party names, and whatever 
teaching and practice was contrary to this 
return to Christ. As the church of the 
apostolic age consisted of a number of in- 
dependent local congregations, meeting and 
worshiping at different places, but united 
by a common faith in a common Lord, and 
co-operating, as far as possible, in a com- 
mon work, so no ecclesiastical organiza- 
tion apart from the local church, was at- 
tempted and urged as a condition of union. 
This was their method of union. Has 
the progress of Biblical knowledge during 
the last century shown us a better way? On 
the contrary, has not the tendency, in Prot- 
estantism at least, been toward the simplici- 
ty which is in Christ Jesus? Has not the 
experience of the century made it increas- 
ing!}' apparent that no union is possible on 
any creedal basis less catholic and compre- 
hensive than the simple faith in Jesus 
Christ, which comprehends all that we can 
know of God and human duty? Nor has 



the world found any substitute for this 
living, vitalizing faith in Christ which leads 
to repentance and submission to Christ as 
Saviour and Lord in the confessional act 
of baptism. Is there a single item 
that we can strike out of this basis of 
'union without striking out the authority of 
Christ, and the original conditions of 
church membership? If so, let us strike it 
out; but if not, let us exhibit the same 
spirit of loyalty to Christ and of courage 
to stand by what He has taught which ani- 
mated the pioneers whose memory we 
revere. 

For one, we should not hestitate a mo- 
ment to reject the teaching of the pioneers 
as respects the method of union, if we 
should find it to be out of harmony with 
Christ's teaching. We are under no ob- 
ligations to follow them, except as they fol- 
lowed Christ. But if we maintain, what is 
of priceless value, the same high purpose 
to follow Christ at all hazards which the 
pioneers manifested, we shall probably find 
little occasion to depart from the method of 
union which they, and those who have fol- 
lowed them, have urged with such marvel- 
ous success. 

New Studies of Old Doctrines. 

II. — Nature of the Faith that Justifies. 

What is the nature of that faith which 
puts us into right relations with God? Faith 
may be defined as the seeing power of the 
soul — the power that apprehends spiritual 
reality. It is man's capacity for seeing 
spiritual truths, and appreciating spiritual 
values. The faith-faculty, or the power 
to belteve, is a part of man's original en- 
dowment as a being made in the image of 
God. Sin has done much to mar this ap- 
titude for spiritual things. There is a very 
close relation between faith and conscience, 
which is seldom recognized and which is 
yet to be fully traced out. The work of 
conscience, of course, lies in the moral 
sphere, while faith reaches above that and 
apprehends God, not only as a moral being, 
but as the God of grace also. 

The truth which the Scriptures teach, 
and which is corroborated by experience 
and observation, is that the defilement of 
conscience through disobedience to its in- 
junctions, leads inevitably to the decay of 
faith. Deacons are to be men, "holding the 
mystery of the faith in a pure conscience." 
(I Tim. 3:9.) Timothy was exhorted to 
"war the good warfare, holding faith and a 
good conscience, which some having thrust 
from them made shipwreck concerning the 
faith." (I Tim. 1:19). It is instructive 
to study in connection with these passages 
certain statements of Jesus in His sermon 
on the mount. "The lamp of the body is 
the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, 
thy whole body shall be full of light; but if 
thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be 
full of darkness. If therefore the light 
that is in thee be darkness how great is the 
darkness!" (Matt. 6:22,23). What the 
outer eye is to the body this "light that is 
in thee" is to the soul. This is the light 
derived from Him who "lighteth every man 
coming into the world." (John 1:9). Is 
not this conscience, which has been de- 



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fined as man's self-consciousness in respect 
to moral action — the faculty which ap- 
proves us when we do what we be- 
lieve to be right and disapproves 
us when we do what we know 
to be wrong? "When conscience wakes 
and speaks, it means that man is in spiritual 
contact with God, that God is making His 
will felt in the depths of man's constitu- 
tion." 

This suffices to show that faith, in its 
scriptural meaning, roots itself in man's 
moral and spiritual nature, and is not a 
matter of mere intellectual assent or con- 
viction. This is the first thing to be said, 
perhaps, concerning the nature of the faith 
that justifies. That Jesus recognized this 
moral root in faith is clearly indicated in 
His teaching. To the Jews He said : "How 
can ye believe, who receive glorv one of 
another, and the glory that cometh from 
the only God ye seek not." This is why 
He said to the same people, "Repent ye, 
and believe in the gospel." (Mark 1:15). 
It is probable that in our treatment of the 
subject of faith, too much emphasis, rela- 
tively, has been laid upon the matter of 
testimony, and too little upon this moral 
preparation for faith, without which no 
amount of testimony can produce the faith 
that justifies. 

The author of Hebrews gives us the 
nearest approach to a definition of faith, 
when he says : "Now faith is assurance 
of things hoped for, a conviction of things 
not seen." (Hebrews 11 :i). This is 
rather what faith does. It gives substance 
to things hoped for, and tests the reality 
of things not seen. This testing of the re- 
ality of unseen things is the supreme^ value 
of faith. The gospel promises new life, 
new strength, and new peace and joy, to 
those who commit themselves to Christ 
and follow Him. Faith puts this promise 
to the test, and finds the reality in the ac- 
tual enjoyment of these blessings. In this 
way God bears witness to the soul of the 
reality of its faith and of its acceptance 
with God. In this way the ancients "had 
witness borne to them," says this author of 
the Hebrews, that they were accepted of 
God. Faith, then, instead of being a leap 
into the dark, is actually conforming to the 
scientific princiole of testing the reality of 
Christ's religion. 

It remains to be stated that the only faith 
that has the power to put man into his right 
relation with God, and give him peace with 
God, is the faith that lays hold on Christ 
as a personal Savior, and as the Revealer 
of God to men. The acceptance, intellect- 
ually, of all the creeds of the world, and of 
all the orthodox theories of salvation, is 
powerless to relieve the soul from the do- 
minion of sin, and bring it into the freedom 
which is in Christ. This requires a per- 
sonal faith that reaches down to the moral 
depths of our being. 

If this brief study has accomplished its 
purpose, it will lead us to look for difficul- 
ties in the way of faith in moral rather 
than in intellectual grounds, and will en- 
able us to deal more intelligently with un- 
believers, by showing them that the way to 
a saving faith in Christ is obedience to the 
light that is in them, and the forsaking of 



whatever evil they know to be in their 
lives. Faith comes not through hearing 
alone, as we often use the word, but 
through an attentive, obedient hearing, of 
one who longs to know more of God and 
duty. 

Notes and Comments. 

It is a mistaken idea which some seem 
to have imbibed that any manner of getting 
together the members of different religious 
bodies is Christian union. We venture to 
think that- there is no Christian union where 
there is not essential agreement upon the 
great fundamental verities of Christianity, 
upon the constitution of Christ's church, 
and the program which Christ outlined for 
the conversion of the world. Any union 
that is not based upon these great bed-rock 
principles, and upon unity of spirit and pur- 
pose touching the work of the church, is 
hardly worthy the name. That means that 
Christian union must be a growth. No ar- 
tificial union manufactured in any ecclesi- 
astical carpenter-shop, will meet the de- 
mands of Christ's prayer. It must go 
down deeper, extend out wider, and build 
up higher, to fill the dimensions of the di- 
vine ideal. Whatever helps to promote 
this growth and this mutual understanding, 
is in the direct line of Christ's will for the 
union of His followers. 

@ 

If we had entertained any doubt as to 
the attitude of the great body of our lead- 
ing men on the question of changing our 
historic practice in relation to church mem- 
bership, which we never did, that doubt 
would have been dissipated by the letters 
which have been pouring in upon us since 
the paper containing the article reached 
our readers, from all points of the compass 
and from both liberals and conservatives. 
Most of these letters are of a personal 
nature, but this general acknowledgement 
we hope will suffice as an expression of 
our appreciation of the approval of our 
readers. Sometimes we are compelled to 
say things which are not so generally re- 
ceived, but which we are none the less sure 
need to be said for the well-being of the 
cause. Whether with approval or disap- 
proval, we must bear our witness to the 
truth as God gives us to see the truth, and 
leave all the consequences with Him. We 
are in receipt of a kindly personal letter 
from Bro. C. C. Morrison, pastor of the 
Monroe Street Church, Chicago, whose ac- 
tion was criticised, in which he expresses 
his conviction that the action of the church 
is in entire harmony with our plea for 
Christian union. He encloses a pamphlet 
containing his views on the subject, to 
which we may call attention later on. We 
feel assured, however, that the more this 
question is studied, the more clearly it will 
appear that the course indicated by the 
resolution passed by that church is ill-ad- 
vised, without divine warrant, and that it 
promises no compensating advantages for 
its evil influence. 

A brother, having a scientific turn of 
mind, referring to the action of a Chicago 



Christian Church in resolving to receive 
persons into its membership from other 
churches without regard to their baptism, 
says : 

"It may be described as an attempt to ascer- 
tain whether hybridism in institutional church 
life will or will not be doomed to the same sterility 
as in the animal realm. Can there be such a 
combination of Baptist and Pedobaptist positions 
as will function productively?" 

Even the necessity for this scientific ex- 
periment might have been avoided by re- 
membering the prevalence of "natural law 
in the spiritual world." We have always 
felt that it was a beneficent arrangement 
of providence that imposes sterility or non- 
productiveness upon unnatural combina- 
tions. 

In a notice of the Editor*s book on 
"Christian Union" by the "Christian Week- 
ly," complimentary on the whole, the ed- 
itor says : 

We confess that this part of the book is some- 
what disappointing to us, in that it fails to deal 
with two of the greatest hindrances to union that 
exist. It takes no notice of either infant baptism 
or affusion for baptism, and we are scarcely able 
to understand how such an omission as this 
could have occurred in a treatise professedly de- 
voted to the subject of Christian union. If we 
are not mistaken, the word "immersion" does not 
occur in the volume. 

And, Brother Brinev might have added, 
it does not deal specifically witii a hundred 
other errors that weaken and divide Christ- 
endom. If we had undertaken that task 
we should have had to write a tome, in- 
stead of a small volume. Principles of un- 
ion are stated and defended, however, that 
cut all these errors up by the roots. Prob- 
ably the word "immersion" does not occur 
in the work, but Brother Briney will agree 
that its equivalent is used. "Immersion" 
does not, we believe, occur in the Ameri- 
can Revised Bible, but we all agree that 
its position on this question is not doubtful. 



The "Outlook" has an informing article 
concerning the difficulty in France which 
calls attention to the significant fact that 
the battle there is between Roman Cath- 
olics, and not between Roman Catholics 
and Protestants ; that the legislation to 
which the Pope objects is the legislation of 
the people of France, who are Catholic 
by a large majority, while the policy of the 
Roman Catholic Church has been deter- 
mined by one man — the Pope of Rome. It 
denies that the. action of the French gov- 
ernment looks to any spoliation or the re- 
pudiation of any debt which France owes 
to the Catholic Church. The meaning of 
the course which France is pursuing is 
thus stated by "The Outlook" : 

That the union between Church and State 
shall be severed; that the Roman Catholic 
Church shall no longer be a privileged religion; 
that all sects shall stand on the same footing be- 
fore the law; that liberty of conscience and free- 
dom of worship shall be guaranteed to all; that the 
government will no longer sustain official relations 
with the Pope; * * that no religion shall be sal- 
aried or supported by the state, etc. 

If this be what France means, there are 
few Americans who do not sympathize with 
its purpose, and hope for its speedy ac- 
complishment. 



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Editor's Easy Chair. 

Heavy clouds veil the sky this midwinter 
morning. Scattered flakes of snow are 
drifting down through the air as if they 
were forerunners of a bountiful supply of 
"The Beautiful" which floats in the upper 
currents. The feeling in these midwinter 
days is something akin to the sensation 
which one experiences in midocean when 
he realizes what a vast stretch of water 
separates him from either shore. And yet 
the ocean has charms and wonders of its 
own, as does the winter. We are not to 
wait, impatiently and with frequent com- 
plaint against the weather, for the spring- 
time to come and the flowers to bloom. Let 
us rather use wisely the opportunities 
which winter furnishes and make it a sea- 
son of enjoyment in our work and in our 
play, as well as the summer time. What a 
splendid opportunity these long nights fur- 
nish for reading and studying, and also 
for getting acquainted with our families 
and our friends ! Now, especially, every 
home should be abundantly supplied with 
good books, papers and magazines of the 
best quality for the use of the family. With 
modern facilities for securing the best lit- 
erature, every home may become a sort of 
university extension, where the best 
thoughts of the best minds are utilized to 
promote the culture of head and heart. 
Have a care for the kind of books ?.nd pa- 
pers which the boys and girls are reading, 
for their ideals are being formed, and char- 
acter and destiny may be involved in the 
selection. Few of us can recall brighter 
memories from out of the past than the 
pleasure and profit we experienced in read- 
ing some good book as we sat by the fami- 
ly fireside way back in the childhood days 
of the past. 

And this leads us to utter a warning- 
note to parents and teachers. The Easy 
Chair is not given to censoriousness, but in 
view of facts which have come under our 
observation, we should say that parents 
are often very indifferent as to the kind of 
literature their children read. We are not, 
of course, condemning fiction as such, for 
much of it is valuable, both for the infor- 
mation it gives and for the inspiration 
which it furnishes ; but there is much of it 
that is vapid, and mentally and morally en- 
ervating, and some of it blights with its 
polluting touch all the pure and noble in- 
stincts of youth. This latter class of vile 
books and pamphlets is often read secretly, 
and great care is required in guarding the 
young from its blighting influence. When- 
ever girls or boys consent to read a book 
which they are unwilling to show to their 
fathers or mothers, they have entered upon 
a moral downgrade which may lead to the 
abyss. The best safeguard against such 
reading is to supply an abundance of pure, 
good literature that is both interesting and 
profitable, for the young ivill read. Some 
parents practice fatal economy at this point, 
with the saddest results. Country homes 
are often found very barren of good lit- 
erature. Every home on the farm, espec- 
ially, should not only have a generous sup- 
ply of pure, wholesome literature, suited 



to old and young, but innocent games as 
well, if it is to be regarded as "the dearest 
spot on earth,' and a very wellspring of 
blessed memories to those who shall go 
out therefrom to do their work in life. 
Fill the home with good reading, beautiful 
pictures, music, innocent indoor games, and 
the spirit of good cheer and unselfishness, 
and few will be the feet that wander there- 
from in forbidden ways. 

In these midwinter days, too, the 
churches are holding their annual meetings 
and making their reports, summing up the 
results of the past year's work. It is a 
very interesting and profitable thing for a 
church to pass in review the work of the 
year and note carefully what successes have 
been achieved and what failures have been 
made, and the causes underlying each. The 
real test question which every church must 
put to itself is, whether it is doing a busi- 
ness for the Lord that justifies, or is com- 
mensurate with, the plant which it has and 
the amount of money and labor invested. 
What has it done for its own members and 
for the children, and for the life of the 
community, in the way of spiritual develop- 
ment, and what help has it rendered to the 
great work of world-wide evangelization 
outside its immediate localitv? Churches 
once seemed to think they were doing very 
creditable work if they paid their preacher's 
salary, the janitor's wages, and other cur- 
rent expenses, and came out at the end of 
the year free from debt. This is now seen 
to be a very low ideal. No living church 
is satisfied with such a record, if it has 
passed out of the mission stage. No live 
church now feels that it is fulfilling its 
mission in the world unless, in addition to 
paying its own running expenses, it has a 
share with its sister churches in the wider 
work of benevolence, of education, and of 
missions at home and abroad. A locomo- 
tive engine that is only able to run itself, 
without Dulling a train of cars after it, 
would be a very useless piece of machinery, 
and would be sent to the scrap pile. So 
is the church that centers all its thought 
and activities on itself, and sooner or later 
it will be remanded to the ecclesiastical 
scrap pile, unless it repent. The growth of 
all the general interests in the brotherhood 
has its root in this conviction, which is 
spreading among the churches. 

A dispatch in the daily press from the 
goodly city of Jefferson, wherein is located 
the capitol of Missouri, where the Solons 
of the state are now assembled, tells us 
that we now have a. "freak legislature" in 
Missouri, and the proof which the dispatch 
offers of its freakness is the fact that two 
or three bills are pending looking to the 
more stringent regulation of the saloon 
business of the state. To this moulder of 
public sentiment t hrough the press, it 
seems nothing short of wild capriciousness, 
or a striking deviation from the normal 
course of things, that men charged with 
the responsibility of enacting laws for the 
welfare of the state should attempt to 
check the tide of evil consequences result- 
ing from the liquor traffic ! The sad thing 



is that this is a very prevalent view of the 
secular press. It is, perhaps, not strange 
that brewers, saloon keepers, and the pa- 
trons of the saloon should regard such reg- 
ulation as freakish ; but that the daily and 
weekly press of the state should echo such 
a sentiment is not easily understood, apart 
from the exigencies of party politics. It 
is a dangerous thing, politically, to interfere 
with the liquor business, in which so much 
capital is invested. To attempt such a 
thing is "freakish." But is it not a danger- 
ous thing, morally, to allow this nefarious 
business, that has as its natural conse- 
quences murders, riots, drunkenness, pov- 
erty, broken homes, ruined manhood and 
womanhood, starving and neglected child- 
hood, to go on its wicked way unchecked 
by strong legislation? Perhaps there are 
several men in the present legislature in 
Missouri who so feel, and hence they are 
"freaks" in the estimation of this public 
Censor! This characterization has given 
us a higher opinion of the present legisla- 
ture, and we shall expect some legislation 
looking to the moral welfare of the people 
of the state. Of course, the man who be- 
lieves in allowing the present regime, in 
respect to the saloons, to continue, is no 
"freak" ! Then may God give us more 
"freaks" who will accept our state •motto 
at its face value — "The safety of the people 
is the supreme law!" 

m 

Hear a parable: Many years ago we 
had in St. Louis several competing lines 
of street railways in which the cars were 
drawn by horses and mules, and these rival 
lines had no dealings with each other. A 
few years ago electricity displaced the 
horses and mules and the different lines 
were consolidated into two competing sys- 
tems with partial transfer privileges. But, 
beginning with the first of the present year, 
these two great railway systems were uni- 
ted into one, and the whole plan of run- 
ning cars has been readjusted with the 
-view of giving the best service to the oub- 
lic, and a universal system of transfers has 
been adopted by which passengers can be 
transferred from any line to another with- 
out paying additional fare. What we need 
in Christianity is such a union of our re- 
ligious forces — such a readjustment to each 
other and to the great Head of the Church 
■ — as will make possible the harmonious co- 
operation of all the several parts thereof, 
and a universal system of transfers by 
which connection with any local congrega- 
tion will entitle one to a transfer that will 
be honored in every other church when he 
desires to change. This, of course, will re- 
quire that the several co-operating bodies 
shall agree upon and adopt the same terms 
of admission into their membership. The 
only terms of membership in the church 
that can ever be universally agreed upon 
are those prescribed by its Founder, as re- 
corded in the New Testament. If there is 
not universal agreement among the 
churches as to what these terms of mem- 
bership are, then Christian scholarship 
should be focused on that point until all 
reasonable doubt is removed. Until agree- 
ment on the very terms of initiation into 
the church is reached we cannot have a 
universal system of transfers, and maintain 
a good conscience toward God. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 17, 1907. 



ThomaS Campbell By Charles Louis Loos 



[The writer of this article is perhaps the 
only man living who can write of "Grand- 
father Campbell" from personal knowledge 
of him. — Editor.] 



This brief sketch is not biographical; it 
proposes simply to set forth some of the 
most prominent traits of the character of 
this eminent man, whose mind and heart 
and life have been so deeply impressed on 
the religious reformation that received its 
first impulse from him, as we believe, un- 
der the divine guidance. 

Thomas Campbell was a most profoundly 
religious man, and of the most evangelical 
type. He looked at everything in the clear 
full light of the divine will as revealed in 
the Holy Scriptures. This was the central, 
all-directing, all-inspiring force of his life. 
Walter Scott, who knew him so well, set 
this forth in his wonderful vision of the 
ship Restoration out on the sea, with the 
other two ships representing the religious 
bodies with which our reformatory move- 
ment in its earliest history was involved. 

In this vision A. Campbell as the strong 
man is at the helm, and steers the ship ; 
Thomas Campbell stands at the binnacle 
steadfastly looking at the compass. That is 
the grand old man to whom the Divine 
Word is all in all. Never for a moment 
' does he withdraw his attention — his mind 
and heart — from the Law of God. He fully 
realized in his soul the sublime majesty 
of the great word of Isaiah. 

Hear, Oh ye heavens, 

And give ear, thou earth! 

For Jehovah has spoken. 

When the Lord spoke he heard ; and the 
Divine Voice was in all things, and beyond 
all doubt and all controversy, the supreme 
law of life to him. I have often heard 
him, in public discourse and in private inti- 
mate conversation, and such was always the 
impression this man of God made upon me. 

This was "the fear of God," of the man, 
that directed him, endowed him with pow- 
er, and irradiated with light all his life, 
till his latest hour. 

Is it not good well to know and well to 
remember that this was the all-controlling 
characteristic of the man, in whose soul 
was born the thought of the religious re- 
formation to which we have devoted our 
lives? 

Thomas Campbell was a man of a large, 
liberal, generous, warm heart, free from the 
hideous taint of prejudice and bigotry, those 
vulgar and foul vices. The special incident 
that became, unconsciously with him, but 
providentially, the first cause of the turning 
of his life into the strong reformatory cur- 
rent, is an illustration of this so strongly 
marked characteristic of the man. 

He came to America in his 44th year, in 
1807, as a minister of the Seceder branch 
of Presbyterianism. He was sent by the 
Synod sitting at Philadelphia to southwest-- 
ern Pennsylvania to the Chartiers Presby- 
tery. By this body he was sent on a mis- 
sionary tour up the Allegheny Valley where 



the ministerial service was rare. To this 
servant of God the Lord's supper was one 
of the most precious means of divine grace. 

On this missionary tour he called the 
people of the churches he visited together 
to enjoy this gracious ordinance. But he 
also invited others, not Seceders, to the ta- 
ble of the Lord. This was an irregularity 
with his brethren with whom very close 
communion was the rule, excluding even 
other Presbyterians. 

On his return home his companion, a 
young preacher, reported this infraction of 
the Seceder order to the Presbytery, and 
Thomas Campbell was called to account for 
this violation of the "testimonies" of the 
church. He bravely defended himself by 
the Word of God ; he would not for a mo- 
ment admit he was wrong and apologize. 



strong argument. He had a number of 
this pamphlet printed at intervals; and 
whenever a preacher or other intelligent 
person came to Bethany, he would take oc- 
casion to hand him a copy and generally 
expounded it to him. . 

After the college was established, he 
would now and then invite a number of 
the ministerial students to some house in 
the evening, and after tea one of us was 
chosen to read this Prospectus by para- 
graphs, and he would with great intelli- 
gence and much force — for he was of re- 
markable force of thought and speech — ex- 
pound these paragraphs to us. This office 
of reader once fell to my lot. 

It was "Grandfather Campbell's" custom 
on these occasions to inquire first into our 
health before the reading began. ■ Then he 



The end of this controversy with the \ would always give to us his famous pre- 



Seceders was that he organized a free 
Christian association, that was not con- 
trolled by any human creed. 

This "straitness" of the Seceders was ab- 
horrent to this man whose heart was full 
of Christian charity. He braved coura- 
geously both the Seceder Presbytery and 
Synod. 

From this small beginning originated the 
movement that now numbers over a million 
of adherents, realizing the sermon his emi- 
nent son preached in the early days of this 
reformatory effort from the text, 

"Though thy beginning was small, yet 
thy latter end should greatly increase." 

These noble men believed in God, and 
had confidence in the victory of the truth. 

Thomas Campbell, while unyielding in 
his convictions, was always inclined to 
peaceful and amicable methods of advoca- 
ting the cause he had inaugurated and es- 
poused. He would in a private way argue 
vigorously in defense of what he regarded 
the truth. I have witnessed a discussion 
of this sort between him and his son 
Alexander, conducted with the utmost cour- 
tesy and respect on both sides, for an hour. 
He maintained his ground with unyielding 
persistency. But neither he nor his son 
had the least respect for the habit of de- 
bating once so common among us. 

On one occasion several preachers, as 
was very usual in those days, had met at 
Bethany, and were recounting with pleas- 
ure debates that they had had with oppo- 
nents. Thomas Campbell listened to them 
for some time, when at last he said in a 
strong earnest manner and voice, as his 
habit was, "Brethren, remember that Paul 
i classes debate among the works of the 
flesh !" This suddenly put an end to the 
glorying of these good men in their de- 
bates. 

It was a great concern of this eminent 
reformer that the true character and pur- 
pose of our cause should be well under- 
stood and maintained by us, especially by 
the preachers. To this end he drew up, 
with great care, what he called The Pros- 
^pcctus of the Reformation. This was a 
concise, clear statement of our plea. It was 
presented in an admirable logical form, sus- 
tained at every point by Scripture and by 



scription which he called the Pulvis poly- 
chrestes — the powder of many virtues. This 
too it was my part to write out, procure 
at the store, mix and distribute to those 
who needed it. 

Thomas Campbell had studied medicine 
[in his youth ; and among his papers, was 
: found a certificate or diploma as doctor of 
medicine. This explained his knowedge of 
the curative art and his strong inclination 
to prescribe for the sick. 

A most beautiful characteristic of 
Thomas Campbell was his delight in 
hymns. Many of these he committed to 
memory, and would recite in private and 
in public. "The Hymns of the Church," 
I have often heard him say, "do and should 
present the very cream of religion." He 
was right. I commend these words to 
thoughtful Christians. 

He was for many years a mentor and 
guardian of what was published at Beth- 
any. His eminent son owed much to his 
father's great knowledge of the Bible and 
to his sound judgment in matters of doc- 
trine. 

The prayers of Thomas Campbell were 
a benediction to all who had heard them, 
Few men were so powerful and soul-search- 
ing in this holy exercise as this man of 
God. He discoursed much on prayer, as 
a duty and a gift of divine grace to the 
saints. His faith in prayer was a tower 
of strength, an assurance of incomparable 
comfort to him. 

His soul was never touched, even in the 
least degree, by the rationalistic spirit. He 
abhorred this theological and religous lep- 
rosy with all his soul. His faith was of 
the strongest and purest evangelical sort. 

The divinity of Jesus Christ was to him 
the corner stone of Christian doctrine, and 
in common with his son and Walter Scott, 
the true conception of the divinity of our 
Lord was his deity. 

Those among us, if any such there be, 
as I am inclined to believe there are, whose 
notion of the divinity of Jesus is quasi- 
Unitarian and rationalistic, are in this as 
far removed in their conception of our Di- 
vine Lord from the Campbells and Scott, 
as the west is from the east, as earth is 
from heaven. . 



January 17, 1907. 



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BartOIl W. S t O ll e* fi y J - Walter Carpenter 



All human history centers in the lives of 
great men. Every epoch has been marked 
bv the rise of gigantic leadership of men 
who possessed fresh and clear visions of 
truth. Church history forms no exception 
to this rule. I count myself happy to ad- 
dress you upon the career of one of these 
epoch-making leaders, Barton Warren 
Stone. 

On the day before Christmas, 1772, near 
Port Tobacco. Md., Barton Warren Stone 
was born. His boyhood gave promise of 
the ripe scholarship he was afterward to 
attain. Four or five years were spent un- 
der a private tutor who taught him the 
three R's (Readin', Ritin' and Rithmetic), 
and pronounced him a "finished scholar." 

At eighteen years of age Stone entered 
an academy at Guilford, N. C, "determined 
to acquire an education or die in the at- 
tempt." Here Stone came under the first 
strong religious impressions of his life. One 
James McGready, a Presbyterian minister, 
conducted a revival. The doctrines public- 
ly taught were, "That mankind was totally 
depraved, so that they could neither believe, 
repent nor obey the gospel ; that regenera- 
tion was the immediate work of the Holy 
Spirit, whereby faith and repentance were 
wrought in the heart ; now was not the ac- 
cepted time ; now was not then the day of 
salvation, but it was God's own sovereign 
time and for it the sinner must wait." Mc- 
Gready- possessed able powers of descrip- 
tion and exhortation, and led his hearers 
the rounds of heaven, earth and hell, urg- 
ing them to flee from the wrath to come. 

Though much impressed by this zealous 
and intensely earnest man. Stone did not 
yield himself in obedience, thinking that 
religion would impede his progress in his 
studies and would also interfere with the 
practice of his chosen profession as barris- 
ter. Later, however, he listened to a ser- 
mon by one Hodge, on the subject, "God is 
Love." This truth triumphed over his Cal- 
vinism, and he fell at Jesus' feet a willing 
subject. He saw now that "the sinner was 
as much authorized to believe in Jesus first 
as last ; that now was the accepted time ; 
that now was the day of salvation." 

Stone determined to be a preacher ; but, 
like all reformers, was not in harmony with 
the spirit of his times. The spirit of divi- 
sion dominated all religious thought. The 
different religious bodies, like armed camps, 
rallied about their own standards, ready to 
do battle for their peculiar dogmas. Arian 
combatted Calvinist, Unitarian fought with 
Trinitarian. The believers in a general 
atonement (that Christ died for all men) 
pummeled those who believed in a particu- 
lar atonement (that Christ died for a select 
number), and the Universalist drew swords 
against all. 

At the age of twenty-one Stone became 
a candidate for the ministry in the Presby- 
terian church. The subject assigned him 
for his trial sermon was, "The Being and 
Attributes of God and the Trinity." Per- 
plexities crowded his mind, and before the 
next meeting of the Presbytery, where he 
was to have received his license, having 
concluded not to preach, Stone went to 
Georgia and filled the chair of languages 
in a Methodist academy near Washington. 
Fulfilling his engagement, at the close of 
his year he returned to North Carolina, and 
having reconsidered the matter of preach- 
ing, attended the next session of the Orange 

*An address delivered at the W. Pa. Annual 
Convention of Christian churches at Homestead, 
Pa. 



Presbytery and received his license. 

Stone then removed to Kentucky and set- 
tled in Bourbon county, in the neighbor- 
hood of the Cane Ridge and Concord 
churches, for which he began to minister. 
The first two years of his labor were so 
successful that they called him to become 
their settled pastor. A day was set for his 
ordination. Stone began at once the study 
of the Westminster Confession of Faith 
that he might be prepared to adopt it on his 
ordination day. But difficulties crowded 
afresh into his mind, so that, compelled by 
conscience, he went to the leading Presby- 
terian members and told them his trouble, 
asking that his ordination be postponed. 
To this they would not agree, so the day 
came. When asked, "Do you receive and 
adopt the Westminster Confession as the 
system taught in the Bible ?" Stone re- 
plied "aloud, so that the whole congregation 
might hear him. T do, so far as I see it 
consistent with the Word of God.' No ob- 
jection being made, he was ordained." 

In 1801 a revival broke out in southern 
Kentucky and northern Tennessee, under 
the preaching of James McGready and other 
Presbyterian ministers. Large crowds at- 
tended. Marvelous physical manifestations, 
commonly called the "jerks," appeared. 
Saint and sinner, male and female alike, 
were affected. The news of the wonder- 
ful revival spread far and wide. Stone. 
hearing of it, determined to visit it and 
see for himself. He thought the revival 
was the work of God. His inborn evan- 
gelistic spirit was awakened. Stone was 
the Scoville of his day. 

Returning to Cane Ridge, Stone began a 
meeting. The sleeping church was aroused. 
Multitudes came from far and near to hear 
the saving message. Thousands camped 
in the groves. ' Here, too, the strange cata- 
lepsies, seen in the McGready meetings, ap- 
peared. Stone boldly preached the "univer- 
sality of the gospel, and urged sinners to 
believe noiv and be saved." Large numbers 
turned to the Lord and united with the 
nearby churches. Methodist and Baptist 
preachers joined in the revival, and for a 
time party feelings, party names, and party 
creeds were lost in the feeling of Christian 
love and union. 

Stone and four other Presbyterian 
preachers now boldly forsook Presbyterian 
traditions, and wherever they went public- 
ly taught "that Christ died for all men ; 
that the divine testimony is sufficient to 
produce faith, and that the Holy Spirit is 
given not in order to faith, but .through 
faith" 

This forsaking of Presbyterian tradi- 
tions soon brought the offending preachers 
into trouble with the Synod, and in 1803 
one of their number (Richard McNeman) 
was brought uo for trial at Lexington, Kv. 
Seeing that the trend of proceedings was 
against them, they drew up a protest, de- 
clared their independence and withdrew 
from the jurisdiction of the Synod, but not 
from the Presbyterian communion. Thev 
at once constituted themselves into the 
Springfield Presbytery and continued- their 
work of preaching and planting churches. 
But this movement savored so much of 
partyism that in about a year thev dissolved 
the Presbytery (in 1804), and forsaking all 
human creeds took the name of Christian 
as the one divinely given to the earlv dis- 
ciples at Antioch. As a man nearing the 
close of his life prepares his last will and 
testament for the proper disposition of his 
earthly goods, so the Springfield Presby- 
tery, acting on the same plan, drew up its 
last will and testament, a humorous, but 
intenselv earnest document. To show the 
spirit of the men and the movement, as 
well as the principles for which they stood, 
I quote a few of the articles : 



"Item First. We will that this body die, 
be dissolved, and sink into union with the 
Body of Christ at large; for there is but 
one body and one Spirit, even as we are 
called in one hope of our calling." 

"Item Seventh. We will that the people 
henceforth take the Bible as the only sure 
guide to heaven ; and as many as are of- 
fended with other books, which stand in 
competition with it, may cast them into the 
fire if they choose ; for it is better to enter 
into life having one book, than having 
many to be cast into hell. 

"Item Eighth. We will that preachers 
and people cultivate a spirit of mutual .for- 
bearance ; pray more and dispute less ; and 
while they behold the signs of the times, 
look up and confidently expect that redemp- 
tion draweth nigh. 

"Item Tenth. We will that the Synod of 
Kentucky examine every member who may 
be suspected of having departed from the 
Confession of Faith, and suspend every 
such suspected heretic immediately, in order 
that the oppressed may go free and taste 
the sweets of Gospel liberty. 

"Item Tzvelflh. Finally, we will that all 
our sister bodies read their Bibles carefullv, 
that they may see their fate there deter- 
mined, and prepare for death before it is 
too late." 

Stone was now fully launched upon the 
trackless sea of his life work. The name 
Christian was the only flag that floated at 
his masthead. The Bible was the only chart 
and compass to point out his way. Chris- 
tian Union was the port toward which he 
steered. Christian liberty for churches and 
individuals was the breeze that swept him 
on his way. And trust in God, in the right- 
eous life was the ballast that made all se- 
cure. 

The religious movement inaugurated by 
Si one swept on apace. The Christian 
pieachers rilled Ohio, Kentucky and Ten- 
nessee with their doctrine. In 1826 Stone 
began to publish "The Christian Messen- 
ger," a periodical devoted to the reforma- 
tion cause. The spread of the Christian 
movement to the north and east brought 
them into contact with the Reformers, an- 
other religious movement, with a similar 
plea for Christian union and for the Bible 
a? the only book of authority for the 
church. The Reformers were led by 
Thomas and Alexander Campbell, with 
headquarters at Bethany, W. Va. 

The acquaintance of the two bodies rip- 
ened into friendship and both saw that, 
having messages so similar, both pleading 
for union, consistency demanded that they 
become one. The communities also saw 
the likenesses and expected them to unite. 
Sb, in 1830, on Christmas day and a few 
days following, both bodies met in mass 
meeting at Georgetown, Kv., to discuss the 
union question. And on New Year's day, 
1831, they met at Lexington, Ky., to bring 
it to pass. 

John Smith spoke for the Reformers and 
Stone for the Christians. After Smith 
closed his address, in which he presented 
the basis of union. Stone arose and said: 
"I have not one objection to the ground laid 
down by Brother Smith as the true scrip- 
tural basis of union among the people of 
God. And I am readv to give him, now 
and here, mv hand." He stretched toward 
Smith his hand, trembling with rapture 
and Christian love. And Smith grasped it 
with a hand full of the honest pledges of 
fellowship. The audience was moved to 
like action, and Christians and Reformers 
struck glad hands, thus cementing the 
pledges of Christian love and fraternity 
that welled up in every heart. 

B. W. Stone was the John the Baptist of 
the Reformation cause, the harbinger of the 
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Stone and the Pioneers in Kentucky By z. F. Smith 



Not many abide to-day who in religious 
youth were privileged to enjoy the com- 
panionship and fellowship of the consecra- 
ted men of Kentucky who were the pioneer 
founders and builders of the Church of 
Christ restored to the simple apostolic 
ideals, as we assume it is in the belief of 
our brotherhood. Indeed, none are now 



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Samuel Rogers. 

living who are able to give full direct tra- 
ditions and personal reminiscences of the 
first founders of one hundred years ago. 
Of these and the work done then, we learn 
only from recorded memoirs and biogra- 
phies and detached mentions, too fare to be 
generally read. 

Speaking of Boswell's life of Dr. John- 
son, some one has said : "Blessed is the 
man who has had a good biographer." 
Alexander Campbell was fortunate in find- 
ing his biographer and historian in Dr. 
Richardson, whose work is an imperishable 
monument to the name and to the charac- 
ter of the man pre-eminent in his day as a 
teacher and leader of religious thought and 
reform. The history of the initial work 
done of founding and building anew the 
Church of Christ on the simple founda- 
tions of the apostles, under the teachings 
and leadership of Barton W. Stone, in 
Kentucky, has never yet been written in 
the full light of the then existing religious, 
social, and political settings, the remoter 
causes of origin and outgrowth, and the 
vital issues and strenuous controversies, 
which attended the labors that gave birth 
and being to the movement. Such a work 
in existence to-day, complete and equal to 
the subject, would not only be a valued 
contribution to church literature, but, like 
Dr. Richardson's "Memoirs," an inspiration 
to the Brotherhood in the great propa- 
ganda of co-operative union and evangelism 
in which it is now engaged as never 
before. 

Barton W. Stone was, as nearly as any 
uninspired character in history, the incar- 
nation of the spirit and letter of a Christ- 
like evangelism. The recovery of lost souls 
from sin, the care of the children of God 
that they might continue to grow in divine 



grace and knowledge, and the union of all 
God's people in the one simple faith and 
fellowship for which the Master prayed 
and labored, were the passionate desires of 
his soul, for which he gave all his life. 
His writings and teachings breathe this 
spirit. Of the union between the Christians 
and Reformers in 1832. he says : . "We 



But fo.r the unselfish wisdom and conse- 
cration of Barton W. Stone, there might 
have been no union even in Kentucky; 
but two factions, parties moving on 
parallel lines, in the same direction, and 
to the same end. Such a condition would 
have been a disaster to the cause both were 
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plainly saw that we were on the same 
foundation, in the same spirit, and preached 
the same gospel. We agreed to effect a 
union of our different societies. This was 
easily done in Kentucky, and I have no 
doubt, would have been as easily done in 
other states, but for contentions and stub- 
born men on both sides, who were more 
influenced to retain and augment their 
party, than to save the world by uniting 
according to the prayer of Jesus." 



John Rogers. 

and in the northeast states where the old 
Christian movement had obtained foothold. 
Wherever Stone personally evangelized, es- 
pecially in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, 
such was the power and influence of the 
man, and such the veneration of his breth- 
ren for him, that union with oneness of 
spirit and fellowship was made gladly and 
in good faith. The same spirit of love and 
of tolerant forbearance was displayed by 
the scores of his children in the gospel, 




John T. Johnston. 



January 17, 1907. 



'HE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



whom he converted, trained for the minis- 
try, and put into the mission fields of Ken- 
tucky, Ohio and other adjacent states. No 
one better knew from experience that the 
most hurtful and obstructive elements to a 
great community movement are not those of 
opposing sectism and partyism without, but 
rather those from within, whom we have 
fellowshipped in love and confidence, but 
who in the spirit of discontent, and strife, 
and schism, turn against us to oppose and 
to bring to naught the good works in which 
they were once partakers with us. We 
quote a last admonition of Elder Stone: 

"My dear brethren in the ministry: Per- 
mit an old man now about to leave you, to 
speak plainly. We have a superabundance 
of hard speeches against us by our secta- 
rian neighbors, without our adding to these. 
'Let us love one another, for love is of 
God.' Not long since I read an address 
of an elder to his preaching brethren. It 
was short and to the point, in these words : 
'Be humble! Be humble! Be humble!' I 
adopt the language and sentiment, with 
application to you. We may get a name 
among men, but the grave will, soon bar 
us from its enjoyment. Eternal things will 
eclipse all the dim splendors of time. Avoid 
all reproachful, irritating language ; it gen- 
ders strife, and chills brotherly love, and 
may from small beginnings end in con- 
tentions. We are all imperfect, and liable 
to err. If we are wise, we know our own 
weaknesses, and can bear with the infirmi- 
ties of our weak brother, co-operate heart- 
ily together in the great work of saving 
souls and of building up Zion. Are vou 
editors? Say and do nothing to the in- 
jury of a fellow-editor, nor admit into your 
columns that which needlessly offends. 
Finally', brethren, farewell ! 'Be perfect, be 
of good comfort, be of one mind, live in 
peace; and the God of love and peace 
shall be with you.' " 

Elder Stone moved from Kentucky and 
settled in Illinois in 18.34. This was in my 
boyhood days, too early for me personally 
to have known him. I well remember in 
youth, however, that his name was a house- 
hold word among the older brethren. ■ My 
mother and grandmother would relate the 
fact of his making our country-home in 
Henry county his stopping place, on his 
•visits to and from a church for which he 
preached some miles away, even before my 
birth. They spoke of his great power as a 
preacher, as beyond that of anv others of 
his day — a common testimony of the peo- 
ple. A few years later found me a fellow 
student at Bacon College with his grandson 
and namesake, Barton Stone Moore, 
about my own age. Some of Father Stone's 
posterity, of the fourth and fifth genera- 
tions, yet live in Central Kentucky, and 
are well known as among our best people. 

I may mention here a reminiscence, 
which has since impressed me as a strange 
coincidence. Elder Stone had two sons 
named Barton W. for himself. One, a 
child of the first marriage, died young. 
The second Barton W. Jr., of the second 
marriage, was a young man when his father 
died. In his "Memoirs," we are told that 
Father Stone died in the arms of this son 
at Hannibal, Mo., in 1844. In 1881, some 
business called me to Dallas, Texas, for 
several months. I met there this Barton W. 
Stone, Jr., who had moved from Missouri 
several years before. His friendly cour- 
tesy soon made us good friends. His wife 
was of a Kentucky family well known to 
me, and I begged of them the privilege of 
boarding with them while in Dallas, which 
they kindly granted. Two months after I 



became their guest, I was called up from 
my room at midnight, amid cries of dis- 
tress from the family room. Entering as 
soon as I could, I found Colonel Stone 
stricken with apoplexy, and unconscious. 
He died in my arms within an hour after. 
Though the privilege of personally know- 
ing the venerated Barton W. Stone and his 
first associates in the ministry in the ori- 
mary pioneer age of the Reformation was 
denied me, vet I count it a providential 
good fortune to have known more or less 
intimately the collegiate of devoted minis- 
ters and evangelists who succeeded these in 
the secondary pioneer age of the Restora- 



David G. Burnett, and others beyond the 
borders of Kentucky, whose names and 
achievements add luster to the pages 
of the world's history. But I must 
not tarry here for further remin- 
iscences. The bare mention of the 
names, in part, of the galaxy of grand and 
consecrated men of God, who were our 
fathers in the common plea for a united 
church of Christ upon the foundation of 
the Apostles and Prophets only, is an in- 
spiration. 

The Restoration movement passed 
through two pioneer stages in being 
brought down to us. As intimated above, 




"Raccoon" John Smith. 



tion movement in Kentucky, who so ably 
and eloquently plead and defended the 
cause which the early Fathers intrusted to 
them." Grand men they were, too, worthy 
of the high trust committed to them ! 
Worthily and nobly they fulfilled their mis- 
sions. Ever revered and honored in mem- 
ory, and in the pages of history, be the 
names of Elders William Morton, Samuel 
and John Rogers, Benjamin F. Hall, Jacob 
Creath, John T. Johnson, John Smith, John 
A. Gano, Aylette Raines. Philip S. Fall, 
Curtis J. Smith, L. L. Pinkerton, R. C. 
Ricketts, Asa Maxey, Jas. Shannon and oth- 
ers we might mention, who bravely bore up 
the cause in Kentucky, and helped to make 
it what it is to-day. These are the connect- 
ing links between the pioneer beginnings of 
the first quarter of the nineteenth century 
and the age of fulfillment in which we are 
co-workers to-day. We have not time or 
space here to more than mention the names 
of these brethren of the secondary age. 
They are worthy, each one, of a mono- 
graphic memorial, if we would do aught 
of justice to their memories. As I write 
their names here, I seem to hear again the 
echoes of their powerful gospel sermons 
from the pulpit, to meet and greet them 
once more in our missionary conventions, 
and to enjoy their godly fellowship in the 
social circles, sometimes as guests of our 
own home. In the same pride of privilege 
I count it a joy of memory to have lived 
to personally know, as well, Alexander 
Campbell, W. K. Pendleton, Walter Scott, 



it had its age of Beginnings, through the 
period of the first quarter of the century, 
to 1825, under the lead of Barton Warren 
Stone. This we may call the chaotic pe- 
riod. Since creation, every great world 
movement, marking development, has had 
its Beginning in chaos, followed by order. 
In the beginning of the Jewish dispensa- 
tion, from Egypt to Sinai, was its period 
of chaos ; order began with the giving of 
the law. In the beginning of the Christian 
dispensation, from the baptism of John to 
the day of Pentecost, was its period of 
chaos ; order came with the constitution of 
the first church of Christ. Luther battled 
with the trials and terrors of revolutionary 
conditions through a period of chaos, be- 
fore his great work of Reformation reached 
the constructive and formative stages 
of order. To rightly estimate the primary 
foundation work of Barton W. Stone and 
his fellow-pioneers, we must view it in 
the light of this chaos and change from 
the dogmas and formulas and rituals of in- 
tolerant creedism cast in the molds of pre- 
vailing and dominant Calvinism, through 
which they had to emerge into the clearer 
light of gospel truth, to the period of con- 
structive order which followed after in the 
second quarter of the century. This came 
with union, co-operation, and missionary 
evangelism, and made us what we are to- 
day. Now should come the fulfillment, and 
to this mission those of our generation are 
called. 
Louisville, Ky. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 17, 1907. 



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Nothing in this special number de- 
voted to the Pioneers will be more ap- 
preciated, we believe, than the reproduc- 
tion, slightly reduced in each Case, in 
order to permit the publication in our 
crowded columns, of the handwriting of 
three of the great leaders of the Restor- 
ation. The first is from the pen of 
Alexander Campbell and was written in 
the album which the mother of the As- 



sistant Editor of The Christian-Evangei,- 
ist kept, when a girl about 16 to 18 years 
old, for her preacher friends. It will be 
noticed that the Sage of Bethany did not 
always dot his V's and that in this mes- 
sage he omitted a quotation mark. 

The second lac simile is of some ser- 
mon notes of Barton W. Stone, found 
in his Bible, an illustration of which 
appears on another page. These be- 



long to Mrs. Albert E. Morgan, a 
blood-descendant of the reformer. The 
notes are fairly easily read by the eye, 
but we had to employ all the arts known 
to the photographer in order to get a sat- 
isfactory reproduction, so nearly alike 
now in its brown tones is the paper to 
the ink with which the notes were writ- 
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The handwriting of Walter Scott repro- 
duced on this page tells of the great im- 
pression his tour to the west made upon 
him. The reproduction is of two pages of 
a letter written from Mayslick, Ky., under 
date of July 15, 1856, and was addressed 
to Bro. J. O. Carson, of St. Louis, who is 
now in his 87th year. It begins : "The 
Lord bless you, the Lord make you a bless- 
ing to many people. These few lines go, 
I trust, to find you and your jewels in 
good health. As for Sister Scott and my- 
self, the Lord has dealt bountifully with 
us and restored us to our sweet home in 



health and perfect safety — thanks to his 
holy name for this mercy. Our journey 
from the time we were constrained to say 
'adieu' — through Illinois, Indiana and Ohio 
• — was a very pleasant one, indeed. We 
were surprised at the vitalizing nature of 
the railroad. We passed through villages 
of all sizes and of all ages from six weeks 
to twenty years. The neighing of the iron 
horse arouses everything." Then follow 
the pages we reproduce in his own hand- 
writing, which is continued as follows : 
"over which the God of heaven according 
to his promise is far and wide, diffusing 



the kingdom of his son, our blessed Re- 
deemer, the Lord Jesus Christ. I would 
go this day to the west could I obtain the 
consent of one near and dear to me. But 
although she cannot consent at present, she 
bids me say that she hopes to see you and 
our dear Sister Carson with her precious 
jewels sometime next spring. The Lord 
bless her and all her sweet children. Did 
I leave a note book in your house? If I 
did, please put it in a piece of paper — a 
wrapper, and mail it to my address, Mason 
county, Ky. May God, our Father, through 
Jesus Christ make you perfect. 
In Christ, your brother, 

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Barton W. Stone. 

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better day. As John of old prepared the 
way for and then gave place to a greater, 
"willing to decrease that he might increase," 
so Barton Warren Stone was to labor for 
the kingdom and then resign the leadership 
of the united movement to Alexander 
Campbell. But no complaint nor discon- 
tent, no envy nor jealousy came in to mar 
the harmony of these two lives tuned by 
the master hand. Later in life, speaking of 
Alexander Campbell, Stone said: "I will 
not say that there are no faults in Brother 
Campbell, but there are fewer, perhaps, in 
him than in any man I know on earth ; and 
oyer these my love would throw a veil and 
hide them from view forever. I am con- 
strained, and willingly constrained, to ac- 
knowledge him the greatest promoter of 
this reformation of any man living. The 
Lord reward him." 

Stone continued the advocacy of the 
reformation cause with tireless energy and 
zeal. 

In 1834 he removed to Jacksonville, 111., 
where he continued to publish "The Chris- 



tian Messenger," and from whence he made 
preaching tours far and wide. 

In 1841 he suffered a stroke of paralysis, 
from which he but partially recovered. Two 
years later he visited the churches in Ohio 
Indiana and Kentucky, and finally, in Octo- 
ber, 1844, started on a visit to the churches, 
relatives and friends in Missouri. 

On October 21, at Bear's Creek, much 
debilitated in strength and shaking with 
the palsy, the old man preached his last 
sermon. His white hair, his fervent piety, 
and his unblemished life gave powerful em- 
phasis to his words of instruction and com- 
fort to Christians, and his words of advice 
and warning to sinners. When the congre- 
gation gave him the "parting hand" in a 
last and long farewell, no eye was dry. 

A few days more and Stone was hasten- 
ing homeward, ill. He got only as far as 
his daughter's at Hannibal, Mo. Here, sur- 
rounded by relatives and friends, he waited 
the end. One day his attending physician, 
Dr. D. T. Morton, asked him: "Father 
Stone, you have been much persecuted on 
account of the peculiarities of your teach- 
ings. Are you willing to die in the faith 



you have so long preached to others?" 
Stone replied : "I am. During my long 
life I may have made some errors in minor 
points, but in the main I conscientiously 
believe I have taught the truth ; and I have 
tried to live what I preached to others. But 
it is not by works of righteousness which I 
have done, but according to His mercy he 
saved me by the washing of regeneration 
and the renewing of the Holy Spirit which 
He shed on me abundantly through our 
Lord Jesus Christ. It is all of grace. It is 
all of grace." 

Thus, on November 9, 1844, in the seven- 
ty-second year of his age, freed from its 
shroud of clay, his soul made its way 
toward God. Stone was one who had 
"fought the good fight, who had finished 
his course, who had kept the faith." His 
soul was one "washed and made white in 
the blood of the Lamb." His life had 
yielded all the "fruits of the Spirit." 

Among the graces of his life faith and 
hope and love shone out with superior bril- 
liance, as a triplet of gems encircled in a 
setting of precious stones. But with Stone, 
of faith and hope and love, the greatest was 
love. 



78 



THE CHRISTIAN-^ VANGEUST. 



Missouri and 



In the Pioneer number perhaps a brief 
sketch of the "meeting houses" will be of 
interest. For the most part these were the 
residences of the hardy pioneers, the family 
room serving as the auditorium, the beds 
and larger pieces of furniture, if any, be- 
ing removed to another room, or set out 
of doors. 

Generally room was found for a long 
table, and after the sermon, morning or 
evening, all who had come from a distance 
were invited to share the hospitable bounty. 
Here and there throughout the sparsely 
settled country was a log school-house with 
puncheon floor, clap-board roof and stick 
chimney on the outside. In the summer 
time Sunday services and protracted meet- 
ings were held in the "grove," or under 
an "arbor." At these meetings "basket 
dinners" were introduced, of which the 
multitude partook, without money and with- 
out price. The intervals were delightful 
social hours. 

From 1840 to 1850 was an era of church 
building. In these years many log churches 
in the country, and wooden buildings, with 
a few bricks, were erected in the towns. 
Many of these were union "meeting 
houses," in which at least four of the 
"leading denominations" worshiped. 

Of the more prominent "pioneer" preach- 
ers perhaos enough has been said in the 
various books and papers on the subject. 
With most of these I had the honor 
of a personal acquaintance, such as 
Thomas M. Allen, of Boone county ; 




for the most part without compensation. 
Their- prominence, culture and wealth gave 
them access to the best families in the 
state, and accounts for the fact that from 
the beginning many of the best families of 
the state have been identified with us. These 
men not only preached on the. Lord's Day, 
but on almost every day and night in the 
week. They were all evangelists. Mod- 

ern pastoral work was almost unknown. 
Confessions and baptisms were reported at 




Jacob Creath. 

almost every service. These were all men 
of high character, of unblemished reputa- 
tion, living in one community 'the greater 
part of their ministerial lives. Of organ- 
ized church life they knew little. They had 
first of all to build churches and then look 
after co-operation. 





Allen Wright. 

Joel H. Haden, of Howard county; 
Henry Thomas, of Monroe ; Dr. D. 
T. Morton, of Hannibal; Jacob 
Creath, of Palmyra ; Francis R. Pal- 
mer, of Jackson county; A. H. F. 
Paine, of Clay county; Allen Wright, 
of Randolph county; Hampton L. Boone 
and William C. Boone (brothers), of- 
Howard county. These were names as 
familiar as household words in the 
homes of the Disciples of this great 
state, and many still linger who knew them 
well. Some of these men were in easy cir- 
cumstances, most of them owning farms 
and servants, preached without salary, and 




January 17, 1907. 

By T. P. Haley 

were great in goodness and rich in loving 
hearts. Of this class may be mentioned 
the McBrides, Marcus P. Wills, Thomas 
Thompson, William White, Duke Young, 
Frederick Short, Esau Ballinger, Isaac 
Foster, Brother Prather, William Fox, 
John S. Allen, George Flint, Martin Side- 
ner, William Elgin, Mason Summers, 
Samuel Trice, Richard Morton, Jacob 
Wariner, Alfred Wilson. Thousands of the 
best Disciples Missouri has ever had, with 
their children, were the converts of these 
humble and yet mighty men of God. 

Of the learning of the schools they knew 
little, but they were mighty in the Scrip- 
tures. At the time these men were preach- 
ing in Missouri there was not a college 
graduate among them. Jacob Creath had 
been carefully trained for the Baptist min- 
istry, and was, perhaps, the most scholarly 
man among them. 

From 1840 to 1857 Alexander Campbell, 
president of Bethany college, made at 
least three tours of Missouri, and lectured 
on education and an educated ministry in 
all the more prominent churches in the 
state. A considerable amount of money 
was raised in these visits for the endow- 
ment of a chair in Bethany college. An 
educational spirit was awakened, and many 
young men were inspired with a desire for 
higher educational advantages. Under this 
impulse a number found their way to Beth- 
any college. Alexander Procter, of 
Randolph county, was graduated 
from said college in July, 1848, and 




James Shannon. 

There were many other pioneer preachers 
whose names should not be forgotten, and 
whose memory should not be permitted to 
perish. They wrought in more limited 
fields, and in more obscure surroundings, 
and made even greater sacrifices ; for often 
"their plough stood still in the field" while 
they preached the gospel to their fellows; 
and while not intellectually so great, thev 



T. M. Allen. 

was the first graduate among the 
preachers of the state. During this 
period other prominent preachers vis- 
ited the churches. Among these were 
D. Pat Henderson of Illinois ; James 
Shannon, who afterward became the 
president of the Missouri State University; 
John I. and Samuel Rogers of Kentucky; 
John T. Johnson and W. J. Pettigrew. All 
these men fostered and encouraged the ed- 
ucational zeal which had been aroused. 
Then came in rapid succession Moses E. 
Lard, John W. McGarvey, L. B. Wilkes, 
William Henry Robinson, Joseph K. Rog- 
ers. About this time also Dr. W. H. Hop- 



January 17. 1907, 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST 



79 



son, George W. Longan and other scholarly 
men appeared. These could be regarded 
as pioneers only as they had been in touch 
with the great men of the beginning. 

Under the presidency of James Shannon 
came out such men as L. B. Wilkes and 
T. K. Rogers, already mentioned, John C. 
Risk, James A. Meng, James A. Berry, J. 
A. Wright, A. B. Jones, from Franklin 
college, Tenn., S. S. Church and others. 
To the present generation all these doubt- 
less appear as pioneers ; to the writer they 
are pioneers of the third generation. These 
and many others all wrought well and 
should live in the memory and heart of 
posterity. 

Another order of the pioneer ministry 
worth}' of mention are the elders 



of the pioneer churches. Since there 
were few, if an}', settled preachers, 
usually called pastors, the care and the 
discipline of the churches, so far as they 
had any, devolved upon the elders. Indeed, 
they did the teaching, and administered the 
ordinances and looked after the discipline. 
In many instances they did it well and have 
not been surpassed, if they have been 
equalled, by their successors. 

Among the more prominent the follow- 
ing are recalled : Dr. David T. Morton, of 
Hannibal; Cephas Fox, of Paris: W. T. 
Rutherford, of Huntsville ; A. J. Herndon, 
of Fayette; A. Johnson, of Brunswick; 
Dr. L. Tull, of Carrollton; Joseph Hughes 
and Dr. Mosby, of Richmond; Levi 
Vancamp and Hiram Bledsoe, of Lexing- 



ton ; Dr. Gordon, of Wellington ; Dr. 
Bryant, of Independence ; Dr. William Mor- 
ton, of Liberty ; Judge Wyatt, of St. Jos- 
eph, and Roland T. Proctor, of Randolph, 
and many others who might be mentioned. 
Alfred R-iley, of Gilead, and Mason Sum- 
mers, of Haynesville, must not be omitted 
from this list of honorable mention. 

A great host of worthy men used the of- 
fice of a deacon well, and purchased to 
themselves a good degree and great bold- 
ness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 
While honoring these worthy officials, let 
us not forget that great host of faithful 
women, who have contributed so largely to 
make our churches and societies what they 
are. But time would fail me. God be 
thanked for all his faithful ones. 



Early Workers in Indiana By d. r. Lucas 



Whenever I begin to write anything in 
regard to the pioneer preachers of -Indiana 
there is so much of interest that a volume 
seems necessary to do in any way adequate 




Elijah Goodwin. 

justice to the subject. A few of these men 
were born near the close of the 18th cen- 
tury, and consequently were in middle life 
when the real movement began to take 
form in 1823 by the beginning' of the 
"Christian Baptist" by Alexander Camp- 
bell, and the "Christian Messenger" by Bar- 
ton W. Stone. Among the pioneers of In- 
diana born in that century were John 
Longley, born June 13, 1782; John Wright, 
December 12, 1785 ; Joseph Hostetter, Feb- 
ruary 27, 1797 ; John B. New, November 7, 
1793 ; Beverly Vawter, September 28, 1789 ; 
John P. Thompson, March 6, 1795; Joseph 
Wilson, October 3, 1796; Benjamin F. 
Reeve, October 28, 1798 ; Thomas Lockhart, 
1793, and Absalom Littell, 1788. The 
consequence was that they were men al- 
most in middle .life in 1830, when the union 
between Campbell and Stone took place, and 
had been educated in all the superstition 
and fanaticism that gathered about the re- 
ligious teachings of the time, and when 
they were willing to lay aside all their 
early prejudices and take a stand on the 
Word of God as the alone and all-sufficient 
rule of faith and life, they manifested a 



courage of conviction worthy of the high- 
est order of mind and heart. To stand up 
in the face of a popular prejudice and say, 
as Luther said at the Diet of Worms, 
"Popes have erred, and councils have erred. 
Mv conscience is held captive by the Word 



can and will recant nothing. Here I stand. 
I cannot do otherwise. God help me ! 
Amen !" required something of the same 
courage and domination of the same consci- 
entious conviction and purpose. 





George Campbell. 

of God. It is neither right, nor safe, to 
do anything against conscience. Unless 
with proofs of the Holy Scriptures or with 
manifest, clear and distinct principles and 
arguments, I am refuted and convinced, I 



James M. Mathes. 

With them there was a class of young 
men born at the opening of the 19th cen- 
tury who had to choose a life work with 
all the assurance that they must share the 
fate of all men who side with an unpopu- 




A. Littell. 



Jacob Wright. 



John Wright. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 17, 1907. 



lar cause, content to share the crusts of 
poverty for the privilege of being pioneers 
in an effort to reform the divided church 
of the time bv a restoration of the primi- 
tive church in teaching, practice and life. 

Among these men were Michael Combs, 
born February 7, 1800 ; John O'Kane, Feb- 
ruary, 1802 ; Francis W. Evans, February 
24, 1802 ; Samuel K. Hoshour, December 9, 
1803; Elijah Goodwin, January 16, 1807; 
George Campbell, February 8, 1807 ; Ryland 
T. Brown, October 5, 1807; James M. 
Mathes, July 8, 1808; Jacob Wright, Octo- 
ber 9, 1809; Joseph W. Wolfe, April 19, 
1810, and Love H. Jameson, May 17, 1811. 

These men may properly be called the 
pioneer preachers of the "Restoration" in 
Indiana. It is true there were other men 
associated with them, but the pen of the 
historian has left us 110 record of their life 
and work, but their words and deeds are 
in the everlasting book of remembrance that 
is kept in heaven and we must wait for the 
angel of the covenant to read it to us 
when we have crossed the river. 

When, a young man of twenty, in i860, 
I came into the ranks of the Restoration, 
it was my good fortune to become oer- 
sonally acquainted with nearly all of them 
who were then living. In the very nature 
of the case they were all men of strong 
individualities and personal peculiarities. 
John O'Kane was perhaps the most ag- 



gressive in his nature, a warrior with the 
whole armor on at all times. Eloquent, pa- 
thetic, sarcastic, he was a master of plead- 
ing conviction and ironical condemnation. 
He was often described as the man who 
could laugh out of one eye and cry out of 
the other at the same time. 

George Campbell was, perhaps, when 
aroused, the most eloquent of them all. 
Often rather slow, halting and tedious in 
his opening, as we would say in modern 
parlance, "warming up" slowly, when once 
he was possessed of his subject and his sub- 
ject possessed him, then like a fiery volcano 
there burst forth streams of the most im- 
passioned eloquence. You forgot the first 
half hour in the glory that burst forth in 
the closing half hour. 

I was, perhaps, better acquainted with 
Dr. Ryland T. Brown than many of the 
others, and it can be truthfully said of him 
that he knew more things and knew them 
well, than any man of his time, for he was 
an omniverous reader and an everlasting 
rememberer, if I may use this form of the 
word, of everything he ever read. He was 
for some time engaged in the practice of 
medicine and served as professor of Nat- 
ural Science in Northwestern Christian Uni- 
versity for years, and had a great influence 
over the students that came under his 
teaching. 

Love H. Jameson was known far and 



wide as a "Sweet singer in Israel." James 
M. Mathes and Elijah Goodwin were the 
editors of the "Christian Record," the state 
paper, published part of the time as a 
monthly and part of the time as a weekly. 

These men came from different religious 
bodies and that they were so united in 
their faith is certainlv an evidence that 
when men cast aside everything else they 
must find a unity in the plain words of 
God's Revelation. Longley was a Baptist, 
John Wright a Free Will Baptist, Littell 
a Baptist, Hostetter a German Baptist, or 
Tunker, Goodwin a Methodist, Hoshour a 
Lutheran, Campbell a Unitarian Congre- 
gationalism and so on, representing in their 
education every form of doctrine known 
to the time. Casting aside all traditions 
of men, all speculative creeds, they united 
together on the principle that "nothing 
shall be required of any man as an article 
of faith or rule of life for which they did 
not have a 'thus saith the Lord,' either in 
express terms, or an approved precedent 
of the Apostles." 

We now reap the fruit of their labor in 
the great body of Disciples in Indiana who 
have demonstrated by practice that the 
theory of the pioneers was a correct one, 
but one that was a practical basis of Chris- 
tian union. 

Indianapolis, Ind. 



Some Pioneer Preachers in Ohio By f. m. Green 



It is a commendable trait of human char- 
acter which induces a reverence for the 
past, and especially for its heroic men and 
noble women, and their achievements. The 
present life of men or churches is indebted 
to the pioneers for its success, and for its 
leading traits of character. 

The pioneer preachers among the Dis- 
ciples of Christ in Ohio and especially in 
northern Ohio were not a numerous body; 
but they were men of fine character. They 
were truly men "full of the Holy Spirit 
and of faith" ; fiery zeal and invincible 
courage. They had a message ; they be- 
lieved and, therefore, spoke. Some of them 
were great men whose names are as im- 
perishable as if written between Orion and 
Pleiades. 

The names of Thomas and Alexander 
Campbell and Walter Scott are written lar- 
ger and larger as the world goes on ; and 
we believe that their names are written 
large "in the Lamb's Book of Life." They 
looked ahead and went ahead, ever mind- 
ful of their responsibilities to both God and 
man. Others stood by them and worked 
with them with equal enthusiasm and con- 
viction, else the result would not have 
been the triumph that it is. Of these I 
call the names of some and give them 
place in the Pantheon of our remembrance 
and love. 

Of these William Hayden easily leads the 
list. He was born in Pennsylvania on the 
Lord's day, June 30, 1799, and died in 
Chagrin Falls, O., April 7, 1863. He was 
ten vears old when the Campbells began 
their work in Western Pennsvlvania. He 
received a license to preach from the 



church at Canfield, Ohio, in May, 1828, and 
in October following he was ordained at 
Austintown, Ohio, by Walter Scott and 
Adamson Bentley. He preached over 9,000 
sermons ; an average of 261 for each year 
of his public life. By the force of his 
character, the power of his intellect, and 
the truthfulness and honesty of his nature 
he won a distinguished position and influ- 
ence over his fellowmen. 

Almon B. Green was a worthv associate 
of William Hayden among the pioneer 
preachers of Northern Ohio. He was born 
in Litchfield, Connecticut, January 12, 1808, 
and died in Cleveland, Ohio, March 31, 
1886. On September 10, 1833, he began the 
ministry of the Gospel which continued un- 
til his earthly life ended. In the prepara- 
tion for his pulpit work he was as stu- 
dious and anxious in his later years as at 
the beginning; of his ministry, and he never 
crossed the "dead line" as a preacher of 
"the faithful word." He was a favorite 
preacher everywhere, and his intelligence, 
dignity, candor, faith and love for God and 
man commanded universal attention and 
respect. 

Jefferson Harrison Jones began his min- 
isterial life in 1833 at the age of twenty 
years and for 71 years the music of his 
message and his voice charmed the multi- 
tudes who heard him gladly. He was born 
in Trumbull county, Ohio, June 15, 1813, 
and died in Alliance. Ohio, May 21, 1904. 
He was the great exhorter among these 
pioneers. His vital forces were harmoni- 
ously adjusted, and his movements were 
easy, yet strong as those of an athlete. He 
had a strong, penetrating voice, as rich in 



its flowing as melted silver, with a carry- 
ing power that enabled him to be heard 
by the largest audiences in either hall or 
grove. His style could not be called analy- 
tical, synthetical or classical, but he 
blended in a happy union the didactic, the 
hortative and the persuasive. His platform 
and pulpit efforts were not equal, but de- 



FOOD DOES IT 

The Most Natural Way To Get Out of 

Trouble. 



"I have been troubled with my stomach 
for years, having the habit of vomiting 
and spitting up my food and was all run 
down and September last I had a fearful 
hemorrhage which completely prostrated 
me. When I got up even a rare porter- 
house steak distressed me. 

"Then I happened to meet a lady who 
had trouble just like mine and who used 
Grape-Nuts food and it agreed with her 
so I bought a box and found I could keep 
it down and it nourished and built me up 
and I have used it constantly since then, 
usually twice a day. I have gained in 
flesh and can eat almost anything I want 
and my stomach takes care of it without 
any hesitation, but before I toned and 
strengthened my stomach on Grape-Nuts I 
could not handle any food but it was li- 
able to come up again. 

"I am over sixty years old and people 
here consider my cure remarkable." 
Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, 
Mich. "There's a reason." Get the little 
book, "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs. 



January 17, 1907. 



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pendecl largely on the "mood" he was in 
when he spoke. But he was as nearly a 
universal favorite as any public speaker of 
his generation. 

Jasper Jesse Moss was born July 13, 
1806, in Onondaga, New York, and died 
May 14, 1895, at Bird's View, state of 
Washington. He was the "fighting parson" 
and woe be to the enemy who stood be- 
fore his logical batteries. If he was ever 
defeated- he never knew it. People called 
him "Rasper Moss" instead of Jasper. His 
voice was harsh, with a sort of a thrill to 
it, which stung like a gad fly on an ox 
team. His active years as a oreacher were 
the years of the most vehement and relent- 
less religious controversy, in which, like the 
war horse, he "sniffed the battle from 
afar." and he was never happier than when 
charging upon the adversary's well formed 
line of battle. While the battle was on 
his words were never tempered with 
mercy. In his religious controversies his 
appeal to the Word, with which he was so 
familiar, was merciless as a hammer, and 
as scorching as fire. The gnawing of a file 
would be about as toothsome a business as 
meeting the arguments of the exasperating 
debater. He was a great preacher. Within 
his outer roughness he had a kindly heart 



and his last days were as mellow as the 
rays of a summer's sun. 

Among the pioneer proclaimers of the 
"ancient gospel" on the "Western Reserve" 
in Ohio none gained so great a celebritv in 
so short a time as John Henry, of Austin- 
town. His ancestry was Irish, but he was 
born October 1, 1797, in Washington 
county, Pa., and not far away from the 
place whence, in 1809, Thomas Campbell is- 
sued his famous, if not immortal. "Dec- 
laration and Address." He died May 1, 
1844. A. S. Hayden says of him: "His 
memory was as capacious as the Medi- 
terranean." He was a man of one Book. 
The Bible was his storehouse, his arsenal, 
his treasury, and his exhaustless fountain. 
He read it morning, noon and night, and 
all he ever read he remembered. He could 
repeat it by chapters and by books. His 
was a brief but brilliant career, and there 
was great lamentation in all the churches 
when he died. A deep, sad, silent grief 
filled the hearts of the Disciples when they 
heard that his life's work was done. Alex- 
ander "Campbell said of him : "A great 
man has fallen in our Israel. . John Henry, 
as a preacher of a particular order had no 
equal, no superior. He was not only 
mighty in the Scriptures as a preacher and 



teacher, but was also eminently exemplary 
in the social virtues of Christianity. His 
praise is in all the churches in the Western 
Reserve and circumjacent country. His la- 
bors in the cause of reformation were very 
considerable. His useful life and excellent 
character will long be remembered." 

With the.se few brief sketches I must 
close this article, except to call the roll of 
others of these pioneer preachers whose 
names are worthy of lasting remembrance. 
With the most of them I had a boyhood 
acquaintance, and some of them were my 
helpers in the early days of my own min- 
istry: Adamson Bentley, Ebenezer Wil- 
liams, Aylette Raines, William Moody, Wil- 
liam Collins. John June Smith, Pardee But- 
ler, Philander Green, A. S. Hayden, Oba- 
diah Newcomb. John P. Robinson, Warren 
A. Belding. Edwin H. Hawley, Holland 
Brown, S. R. Willard, William A. Lillie, 
Lathrop Cooley, Marcus Bosworth, Benja- 
min F. Perkey, Isaac Errett, J. W. Lan- 
phear, Symonds Ryder. Calvin Smith, Tim- 
othy J. Newcomb, Matthew Clapp, Jonas 
Hartzel, John Schaeffer, W. K. Pendleton, 
C. L. Loos, Judson D. Benedict, Lyman P. 
Streator, Walter Bartlett, Myron J. Streat- 
or. Harvey Brockett, Silas E. Shepard, Ed- 
win Wakefield and Thomas Hillock. 

These men did their work well, and they 
have left for us wise lessons. 

Akron, Ohio. 



Walter ScOtt ®y Charles Louis Loos 



Walter Scott was born in Drumfries- 
shire, Scotland, and received his education 
at the University of Edinburgh. Like his 
two fellow-reformers, Thomas and Alexan- 
der Campbell, he was reared in the bosom 
of the Presbyterian church, which was a 
blessing to^all of them. For nowhere is a 
deeper religious feeling, a more profound 
respect for the Bible, found in the hearts 
of the people, than among the Presbyterians 
of Scotland and their kindred in the north 
of Ireland. It is a striking coincidence, that 
these three — the Campbells and Scott — -who, 
as A. Campbell wrote to Scott at an early 
day in our reformatory work, were the 
only men who really well understood each 
other and the cause in which they were 
leaders, came of the same religious origin 
and had received the same religious train- 
ing. This fact is not to be overlooked by 
the student of our history. That it was a 
great blessing to our cause of reform can 
not for a moment be doubted. It pre- 
served the beginning of our reformation, 
and thus far certainly its progress, from 
any serious error in doctrine. These three 
men, all of remarkable intellectual powers, 
of excellent education, and of thorough 
evangelical faith and of entire unity of mind 
and heart, all working with extraordinary 
power together in the same direction, gave 
permanent character and direction to this 
reformation in doctrine, motive and life, 
that have made us, under God, what we 
are to-day ; and that have so firmly estab- 
lished us in what is right and true that 
no false currents that may now strike us 
can easily turn our course into false and 
evil ways. 

Walter Scott was an intensely religious 
man. He was so from his childhood. The 
good influence of the training he had re- 



ceived in his early life remained with him 
in its full force, to the end of his days. 

I have never known a man more deeply 
devoted to the Holy Scriptures. His head 
and heart were full of the Word of God. 
His knowledge of the Bible was oftentimes 
something surprising to us who heard him 
in his public discourses and in his private 
conversations ; and it was evident that he 
had been a very diligent student of the 
Divine Scriptures. He not only knew the 
words of the Bible, but he had earnestly 
sought out their meaning. I have again 
and again heard him say that he had with 
long and patient study and much prayer 
striven to discover the thought of the Holy 
Spirit in its utterances in the Scriptures. 
"What is the truth?" was ever a great 
question with him. A great ambition with 
him was to bring men to know and accept 
the truth. The Lord Jesus Christ was an 
object of profoundest love and reverence 
with him. He wanted everybody to know, 
to reverence and love "Our; Lord Jesus," as 
he would say. 

Oh one occasion I went with him into 
the public library of Cincinnati. He met 
there- a Jewish citizen, an eminent man 
whom he knew and respected. He went 
up to him and greeted him courteously, 
and then said, "Ah, why my friend, do 
you not reverence and love the Lord 
Jesus?" The Jew replied kindly, but Scott 
pressed the question upon him. On an- 
other occasion I took him to hear the dis- 
tinguished Wendell Phillips, the eloquent 
Anti-slavery Boston lecturer, at Cincin- 
nati. Phillips, in the course of his address, 
as was his custom sometimes, made some 
censorious remarks about the Christian 
churches and the ministers of the gosoel. 
Scott became indignant, and I could with 



difficulty restrain him during the speaker's 
discourse. When we left the hall Scott 
broke forth : "What does he know of the 
religion of our Lord Jesus Christ? The 
Lord's ministers are great men, greater 
than he is or can be !" 

The divinity of Jesus was the centre of 
his religious faith. This stood out with 
supreme prominence in his discourses and 
writings; this he advocated with special 
zeal in his editorials. So much so that I 
have know his correspondents to sign them- 
selves "Yours, in the divinity of our 
Lord." Pie -insisted that every believer 
should acknowledge the deitv of Jesus 
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COSTLY PRESSURE 

Heart and Nerves Fail on Coffee. 



A resident of a great western state puts 
the case regarding stimulants with a com- 
prehensive brevity that is admirable. He 
says : 

"I am 56 years old and have had con- 
siderable experience with stimulants. They 
are all alike— a mortgage on reserved en- 
ergy at ruinous interest. As the whip 
stimulates but does not strengthen the 
horse, so do stimulants act upon the human 
system. Feeling this way, I gave up cof- 
fee and all other stimulants and began the 
use of Postum Food coffee some months 
ago. The beneficial results have been ap- 
parent from the first. The rheumatism 
that I used to suffer from has left me. I 
sleep sounder, my nerves are steadier and 
my brain clearer. And I bear testimony 
also to the food value of Postum — some- 
thing that is lacking in coffee." Name given 
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. There's 
a reason. Read "The Road to Wellville," 
the quaint little book in pkgs. 



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January 17, 1907. 



God be thanked for this in the faith and 
teachings of our fathers ! 

Walter Scott was a fine literary and 
classical scholar. His language was distin- 
guished for its purity of diction. He was 
a master of elegant English. I think I 
can say that Scott was, at times, the most 
eloquent man I ever heard in the pulpit. 
He had from his early life read and culti- 
vated the best authors in our noble Eng- 
lish tongue. His pronunciation was beau- 
tiful, his tones sonorously melodious. He 
had striven to reach excellence in this re- 
spect. His attitude before an audience 
was striking and impressive on the audi- 
ence. I have often heard him say_ that 
the mouth was an important matter in an 
orator. His manner as a speaker had 
much to do in giving him the almost mag- 
ical power he at times possessed over an 
audience. 

Alexander Campbell made no mistake 
when he recommended young Walter Scott 
as the general evangelist for the churches 
in Eastern Ohio, when the Mahoning As- 
sociation by unanimous vote decided to give 
up the Baptist name and creed, and went 
over bodily into the reformation movement. 
An evangelist was called for to preach the 
apostolic gospel to those churches within 
the bounds of this association, and A. 
Campbell named Scott for this service. He 
was accepted, and his preaching of the 
primitive gospel was a wonderful triumph 
throughout the entire region ; for his zeal 
in the great cause of apostolic reform, and 
his power in the pulpit, were something 



so new among the people that they swept 
everything before them. I have often 
heard the people who then heard him re- 
late how wonderful was Scott's power in 
those days as a preacher. 

One of the most delightful traits of 
Walter Scott was his love of the poetic 
parts of the Old Testament. He was an 
admirable reader of Scottish poetry, and 
it was no uncommon thing for him to be 



■ 




Walter Scott. 



asked to read Burns. He would take up 
this poet and give us some fine readings 
of his best lyrics. Then he would say, 
"Ah brethren, but the Psalms of David are 
grander still ; let us hear some of them." 
He then would recite from memory some 
of the best of the Hebrew odes of the 
sweet singer of Israel. 

I remember an occasion of peculiar de- 
light as well as interest to a number of us 
young men when in company with this 
admirable man. It was in the late sum- 
mer of 1847. We were going from Pitts- 
burg, where Scott was then living, by boat 
to attend the great annual meeting of Co- 
lumbiana county in Ohio. We landed at 
Wellsville, whence we had to go by land 
to New Lisbon, where the meeting was to 
be held. Walter, as he was usually called, 
was in peculiarly fine spirits, as New Lis- 
bon was the theater of his first great 
triumph as a preacher. We all walked up 
the high river hill, in advance of our car- 
riage. At the top we sat down under a 
wide-spreading', dense oak tree, Walter in 
our midst. He was in his element. He 
discoursed to us as teacher. He espec- 
ially strove to impress on us the value of 
the Psalms to the preacher. Then he 
would with his fine voice recite to us some 
of the sublimest of these Hebrew melodies. 
It was an occasion of unusual delight to us. 
He always called us "My sons." His large 
heart that day under the wide-spreading 
oak, poured forth to us its rich treasures 
of thought and feeling. His voice was 
music itself. 



WALTER SCOTT AND PROMINENT WORKERS IN OHIO. 






Wm. Hayden. 

Walter Scott died and was buried at 
Mayslick, Ky., where the monument over 
his grave, as shown below, was erected by 
popular subscription. In the graveyard at 
Cane Ridge, near the scene of the great 
meetings there is a modest shaft of marble 
bearing these words : "The church of Christ 



J. Harrison Jones. 



Almon B. Green. 

at Cane Ridge and other generous friends 
in Kentucky have caused this monument to 
be erected as a tribute of affection and 
gratitude to Barton W. Stone, minister of 
the Gospel of Christ and the distinguished 
reformer of the nineteenth century. Died 
November 9, 1844. His remains lie here. 
This monument was erected in 1847." The 
Campbells were buried at Bethany. 




The Graves of Scott, Stone and Alexander Campbell. 



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Dr. Robert* Richardson By w. t. Moore 



Justice often lags behind but it some- 
times catches up with the procession. In 
the case of Dr. Richardson it is still far in 
the rear. Much praise has been bestowed 
upon other men connected with our reli- 
gious movement, but very little has been 
said in honor of him whose name is at the 
head of this article ; and yet, it is doubtful 
whether any other man, save Mr. Campbell 
himself, contributed more to the success of 
the movement than did Dr. Richardson. 
He brought into the movement some ele- 
ments which were not contributed by oth- 
ers, but without which the movement would 
have been shorn of a large portion of its 
power. He possessed much of the spirit of 
Walter Scott, by whom he was baptized. 
Richardson was at that time a practicing 
physician in Pittsburg, and when he was 
convinced of the truth as it was advocated 
by Scott and others, he traveled a hundred 
and twenty miles in order to make the good 
confession, and to obey his Lord in bap- 
tism. 

For years he continued to practice medi- 
cine, but during all of his life he was an 
active preacher and writer. In 18.35 he was 
induced by Alexander Campbell to remove 
to Bethany, where he became Mr. Camp- 
bell's colaborer in conducting the "Mil- 
lenial Harbinger.'' At Bethany he occu- 
pied the chair of Chemistry in Bethany 
college, and it can be safely said that in 
this position he was not only eminent as a 
teacher, but no one in the faculty exerted 
a more salutary influence upon the students 
of the college than did the sage of Beth- 
page. 

Mr. Campbell made no mistake in select- 
ing Dr. Richardson as his right-hand man 
in the great work which he had under- 
taken. He was Mr. Campbell's most trusted 
adviser in the college work, as well as in 
the management of the "Harbinger." But 
it was in the latter position where Dr. 
Richardson's influence was most supremely 
felt. It is a well-known fact, by those ac- 
quainted with the history of those days, 
that Dr. Richardson's influence over Mr. 
Campbell was very great, and that to him 
may be ascribed a great amount of the suc- 
cess which attended the religious movement 
inaugurated by the Campbells. 

Dr. Richardson was endowed with 
splendid intellectual gifts, and he cul- 
tivated these gifts with unwearied in- 
dustry to the close of his useful life. 
He was especially a fine critic. His 
scientific studies were helpful to him 
in forming exact conclusions in respect 
to Biblical interpretation, and nowhere, 
perhaps, did he manifest greater abili- 
ty than in the field of Bible exegesis. 
It was here that he was a great 
helper to Mr. Campbell. The latter's 
fondness for generalization sometimes 




led him into doubtful statements with re- 
spect to particular things. Not so with Dr. 
Richardson. He was careful about the 
most minute matters, and while many of 
his criticisms and Biblical interpretations 




Dr. Robert Richardson. 

had upon them the stamp of originality, 
he never, in a single instance, so far as I 
can remember, advanced any position which 
may not be defended on purely critical 
grounds. Indeed, it is well known by some 
who are now living that he saved Mr. 
Campbell from some critical mistakes which 
the latter would have made had it not been 
for his trusted and able colaborer. 

Dr. Richardson's literary ability was no 
less than his knowledge of the Bible. He 
read much, but he studied more. He was a 
thinker. His library was well selected, and 
he literally lived in this when he was away 
from his active duties. He cultivated a fine 
literary style, and this is shown in all his 




writings. His magnum opus was his life 
of Alexander Campbell, which is a model 
of pure English, although it is somewhat 
marred by uninteresting details. However 
it should be judged from the point of view 
occupied by the writer. He was evidently 
not aiming to produce simply an interesting 
hfe of Mr. Campbell. He was rather look- 
ing at Mr. Campbell with a view to furnish- 
ing material for subsequent historians A 
popular life of Mr. Campbell is yet to be 
written, but its facts will be mainly fur- 
nished by the admirable work of Dr Rich- 
ardson. 

It should be said to the praise of Dr 
Richardson that his contribution to our 
religious reformation was not specially 
controversial, though when he chose to 
write on controversial subjects he was 
worthy of any man's steel. Nevertheless 
his chief contribution was of a spiritual 
character. His little book entitled, "Com- 
munings in the Sanctuary" ought to be 
read by every Christian of the present dav 
while his work on "The Holy Spirit," 
though written in a few weeks, has never 
been excelled in literary finish or spiritual 
insight by any work published by our 
brethren. It is a classic on the subject it 
discusses, and as the ages go on it will be 
more and more admired. A distinction 
which it makes _ between Christian unity 
and Christian union is not only a true one 
but it should be emphasized to-day through- 
out the whole of Christendom. It does 
much to clarify the atmosphere with re- 
spect to all union movements, and it is my 
decided conviction that the general circula- 
tion of Dr. Richardson's book would do 
much to hasten the destruction of sectarian- 
ism and the union of all true Christians on 
the one foundation of Apostles and Proph- 
ets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief 
corner stone. 

Four great men may be mentioned in 
connection with the earlv davs of our re- 
ligious movement, namely: Thomas Camp- 
bell, Alexander Campbell. Walter Scott and 
Robert Richardson. Thomas Campbell 
contributed, perhaps, most to the union 
sentiment which was pro'mn-nt in our nlea 
at the beginning: Alexrnder Campbell 
contributed most of the constructive ele- 
ment, both theological and ecclesiastical; 
Walter Scott contributed most of the 
evangelistic spirit, while Dr. Richardson 
contributed most to the devotional and 
spiritual side of the movement. These 
men constituted the "Big Four" of the 
movement during its earlier days, and not 
the least important member of this magni- 
ficent quadruple phalanx was the last 
mentioned, though the youngest, and in 
some respects the greatest of the four. 
Stone belonged to another class. 




Alexander Campbell. 



The large picture is from a painting by Bogle, owned by W. C. 
photographs taken near the close of his life. 



Pendleton. The others are from 



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STRONG ARGUMENT FOR. THE MARCH OFFERING 



Convincing Testimony from Eminent Sources as to the 
Value of Foreign Missions. 



Ail-Around Influence. 
"Who can estimate their (the mission- 
aries') value to the progress of the na- 
tions? Their contribution to the onward 
and upward march of humanity is be- 
yond all calculation. They have incul- 
cated industry and taught the various 
trades. They have promoted concord 
and amity, and brought nations and races 
closer together. They have made men 
better. They have increased the regard 
for home; have strengthened the sacred 
ties of family; have made the community 
well ordered, and their work has been a 
potent influence in the development of 
law and the establishment of government. 
Wielding the sword of the Spirit, they 
have conquered ignorance and prejudice. 
They have been among the pioneers of 
civilization. They have illumined the 
darkness of idolatry and superstition 
with the light of intelligence and truth. 
They have been messengers of righteous- 
ness and love. They have braved dis- 
ease and danger, and death, and in their 
exile have suffered unspeakable hard- 
ships, but their noble spirits have never 
wavered. — President McKinley. 

Missions a Grand Success. 

The success of the mission in Terra 
Del Fuego is most wonderful, and 
charms me, as I always prophesied utter 
failure. I could not have believed that 
all the missionaries in the world could 
have made the Fuegians honest. The 
mission is a grand success. — Charles Dar- 
win. 

Work of Higher Importance. 

Incidental to my travels in various 
countries I have studied the work of 
foreign missions in Egypt, India, Cey- 
lon, China and Japan. I have found that 
the missionaries are nearer to the na- 
tives, understand them better and can 
give more reliable information than any 
other class of foreign residents. They 
are, as a class, well informed, self-deny- 
ing, earnest and consecrated men and 
women, and the work they are doing is 
of the highest importance in freeing the 
people from superstition and darkness, 
and giving to them the light and truth 
of Christianity and modern civilization. 
— Lucien C. Warner. 

As An Investment. 
In all my life I never saw such oppor- 
tunity for investment of money that any 
one sets apart to give to the Christ who 
gave himself for us. As I looked at the 
little churches, schools and hospitals, 
and inquired the original cost of build- 
ing and expense of administration, I felt 
a lump of regret in my heart, that I 
had not been wise enough to make these 
investments myself, and wished a hun- 
dred times I had known twenty-five years 
ago what I learned a half-year ago. — 
John Wanamaker, ex-Postmaster Gen- 
eral, U. S. A. 

Highest Types of Devotedness. 

There are men and women at work 
in obscure corners of Japan and China 
and India who are the peers of any that 
can be named. Their self-abnegation, 
their concentration of the highest gifts 
upon a remote and obscure field, their 
comparative isolation, their fidelity un- 
seen, their steadfastness to the privi- 
leges in which they read their duty, 
furnish one of the highest types of de- 
votedness of which history has any 
record. 

The more closely one looks into the 
mission fields, as seen in India, China 



and Japan, the more carefully he stud- 
ies the underground relations and in- 
fluences of the truest missionary work, 
the more sensible does he become of the 
fact that the results are not to be stated 
in figures. — Edward Abbott. 

Prejudice Removed. 

I had conceived a great prejudice 
against missions in the South Seas, and 
I had no sooner come there than that 
prejudice was at first reduced, and then 
at last annihilated. Those who de- 
blatterate against missions have only one 
thing to do, to come and see them on 
the spot. They will see a great deal of 
good done, and I believe, if they be 
honest persons, they will cease to com- 
plain of mission work and its effects. — 
Robert Louis Stevenson. 

Seeing is Believing. 

Tell your friends who do not believe 
in foreign missions (and I am sure 
there a good many such) that they do 
not know what they are talking about, 
and that three weeks' sight of mission 
work in India would convert them whol- 
ly. — Phillips Brooks. 

No Apology Necessary. 

I do not apologize for mentioning from 
time to time the institutions which 
altruistic Americans have scattered over 
the Orient. If we can not boast that 
the sun never sets on American terri- 
tory, we can find satisfaction in the 
fact that the sun never sets upon Amer- 
ican philanthropy; if the boom of our 
cannon does not follow the orb of day 
in his daily round, the grateful thanks 
of those who have been beneficiaries of 
American generosity form a chorus that 
encircles the globe. — William Jennings 
Bryan. 

Their Own Vindication. 

The benefit conferred upon this peo- 
ple (the Hawaiian Islanders) by the 
missionaries is so prominent, so palpa- 
ble and so unquestioned, that the frank- 
est compliment I can pay them, and the 
best, is simply to point to the conditions 
of the Sandwich Islands in Captain 
Cook's time, ^nd their condition to-day. 
Their work speaks for itself. — Mark 
Twain (Samuel L. Clemens). 

Greatest Need Supplied. 

I admire and reverence those devoted 
men and women (the- missionaries), and 
I regard them as taking to China pre- 
cisely the commodities of which she 
stands most in need, namely a spiritual 
religion and a morality based on a fear 
of God and the love of man. — Sir Edwin 
Arnold. 

A Worthy Study. 

Many of our countrymen in China are 
too indifferent to inquire or examine for 
themselves the work that is being done, 
and the character and conduct of others 
is such that they studiously avoid mis- 
sionaries. But, those who will take the 
tr<juble to go and see, soon discover a 
great work. I have£ seen it myself in 
Shanghai, Tientsin, Hankow and Peking, 
and can speak of it frqm personal knowl- 
edge and observation. Indeed, the ig- 
norance of Christian people at home 
about this great work amazes me. — Mr. 
J. P. Donovan, British Officer in China. 

Diplomatic Relation. 

Much diversity of sentiment has been 
expressed by writers upon the effects of 
the labors of the Christian missionaries 
in the Orient, but the better judgment 
of candid observers is in favor of their 



beneficial influence on the rulers and 
the people, even aside from the religious 
consideration involved. Their useful 
service in connection with the diplomatic 
intercourse of the western nations with 
the Far East has been especially con- 
spicuous. — John W. Foster, Secretary of 
State and Diplomat. 

Love Shall Outrun Greed. 

The enemies of foreign missions have 
Spoken tauntingly of the slowness of the 
work and of its great and disproportion- 
ate cost, and we have too exclusively 
consoled oursejves ai»d answered the 
criticism by the suggestion that with 
God a thousand years are as one day. 
We should not lose sight of the other 
side of that truth — one day with him is as 
a thousand years. God has not set a. 
uniform pace for himself in the work of 
bringing in the kingdom of his Son. 
He will hasten it in his day. The stride 
of his church shall be so quickened that 
commerce will be the laggard. Love 
shall outrun greed. — Benjamin Harrison, 
Ex-President. 

Aid to Science. 

Few are aware how much we owe 
them (the missionaries) both for their 
intelligent observation of facts and for 
their collecting of specimens. We must 
look to them not a little for aid in our 
efforts to advance future science. — Pro- 
fessor Louis Agassiz. 

Victoria Cross Men. 

We second-rate fellows here at home 
are the militia; a very respectable lot of 
hard-working men, but just militia! They 
are the fighting-line — theirs are the med- 
als with the bars — they are our Victoria 
Cross men ! — John Watson (Ian Macla- 
ren). 

Not To Be Surpassed. 

In this day of our pride and exulta- 
tion at the deeds of our young heroes 
in Manilla and Cuba, let us not forget 
that the American missionary in the 
paths of peace belongs to the same heroic 
stock and is an example of the same 
heroic temper. 

I have regretted to hear in this debate 
some sneers at the missionaries, and the 
sons of missionaries, who have redeemed 
Hawaii and who are presenting her at 
the gates of the people of the United 
States. There is not a story of true 
heroism or true glory in human annals 
which can surpass the story of mission- 
aries to this or in foreign lands whom 
America has sent as the servants of civ- 
ilization and piety. — George S. Hoar, 
United States Senator for Massachusetts. 

The Conclusion. 

The conclusion of the whole matter is 
this: Order March offering supplies to- 
day and prepare for the greatest offering 
in the history of our churches. No pea- 
pie in the world has a more splendid mis- 
sionary force on foreign soil than we 
have. No other body of missionaries 
have more to show for their years of 
toil and sacrifice. There are no argu- 
ments against the work. No reasonable 
excuse can be offered. It is the will of 
the Lord that his gospel be preached to 
the ends of the earth. 

Now is the time for preparation in all 
the churches for a great day March 3. 
Do not delay. Do not put off to the 
last moment what ought to be done now, 
now! The time for preparation is grow- 
ing short. 

Give us the number in your church 
and we will send you the necessary sup- 
plies. 

Address F. M. Rains, Secretary, Box 
884, Cincinnati, Ohio. 



January 17, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



85 




■ — Hail to the pioneers ! 

— Study that splendid frontispiece, with 
its group of four historic faces. 

— Observe the memorable motto that in- 
tertwines so gracefully among these heroic 
men, with its two clauses — the upper one 
guaranteeing loyalty ; the lower one liberty. 

— Notice the scales in which the Bible 
is being weighed with the creeds of Christ- 
endom, and is found to outweigh them all. 

— At the right hand, lower corner, the 
cross and crown are combined, showing 
their inseparable connection. In the oppo- 
site corner is the anchor, emblem of Hope, 
which has been so marked a feature of the 
movement. 

— Altogether it is a great historic picture 
not appearing now for the first time, but 
re-appearing now with some others repre- 
senting the same movement, "lest we for- 
get." This design was prepared and copy- 
righted by our brother, J. D. C. McFarland 
of Des Moines, Iowa. We are glad- the 
business department has had several hun- 
dred copies of this first page group struck 
off on four-ply super-calendered paper for 
the benefit of readers who mav wish to 
frame and preserve it. 

— It is, of course, impossible, within the 
limits Gt" a single number of a newspaper, 
to give even an outline of all the pioneers. 
We have had to select from some of the 
most important centres some of the lead- 
ers of the earliest stages of our restoration 
movement. We are glad to have from 
Brother Loos — probably the only man 
among us to-day who knew personally 
Thomas Campbell, articles upon him and 
Walter Scott. Nearly all the writers of 
our special articles have an intimate knowl- 
edge of the history of our movement and 
had a personal acquaintance with many of 
its early adherents. We are sorry that 
two articles from Brother Power have 
failed to reach us in time. This is probably 
due to a misunderstanding as to the date 
of the appearance of this special number. 

■ — We have not included a sketch of 
Alexander Campbell, the foremost figure of 
all the pioneers, as we recently gave a 
whole issue of The Christian-Evangelist 
to him. But we are glad to be able to 
publish three pictures of Mr. Campbell 
different from the many we have already 
published. 

— The placing of the pictures under the 
different states is partly due to the necessi- 
ties of the printer's "make up," for some 
of the pioneers belonged in their work to 
several states. The securing of pictures 
and other historical matter is not easy. 
But we are glad to announce that we have 
other material in hand and we expect dur- 
ing this year to publish several special 
numbers that will be of wide interest and 
value. 

— Education Day next Lord's day! 

— Most of Our societies present their 
pleas in this issue. 

— Turn through these pages till you find 
the pink circular telling the amount of 
your arrearages. A "paid in advance" pa- 
per is most helpful and enjoyable. 

— -"Strong Arguments for the March 
Offering" on page 84 is a mighty array of 
facts from eminent sources. Many will be 
surprised by the testimony of some sub- 
mitted. And vet this evidence could be 
multiplied many times. The time has 
passed for infidelity on the subject. 

—Joel Brown will be at Knoxville, la., 
Mi February. 

— The Hull brothers, who are in a meet- 



ing at Kendallville, Ind., will be at Garrett 

during February. 

—J. A. Canby has succeeded T. P. Ullom 
at Traverse City, Mich. 

— J. Williams is now in charge of the 
church at Wayland, Mich. 

■ — J. S. Clements will continue to be the 
pastor at Lee's Summit, Mo. 

■ — M. M. Amunson goes from Wabash, 
Ind., to St. Thomas, Canada. 

— E. Williams will soon locate at Coats 
Grove and West Sebewa, Mich. 

— E. E. Violett will begin a meeting with 
the church at Litchfield, 111., Feb. 17. 

— The church at East Orange, N. Y., 
expects to begin a new building ere long. 

— D. R. Bebout, of Effingham, 111., is to 
be in the field instead of the district work. 

— J. B. Lockhart will devote his time this 
year to the work at Clarence, Callao and 
Bevier, Mo. 

— D. N. Manly, who has recently begun 
his work at Okmulgee, I. T., writes that the 
outlook is very encouraging. 

— As a result of a meeting at Freeport, 
111., held by J. A. Barnett, a permanent or- 
ganization has been effected. 

—Howard C. Rash has a class of 100 
young ladies, and David S. Shields a class 
01 95 young men at Salina, Kans. 

— J. E. Storey has been called to the 
church at St. Elmo, 111., N. A. Walker re- 
tiring to devote himself to evangelistic 
work. 

— Thomas C. Hargis writes thart the 
brethren at Hines, Mo., are endeavoring 
to have preaching half time instead of less 

frequently. 

— Bruce Brown, of Michigan, reports a 
church of 60 members at Sault St. Marie, 
and he has now started a work in Calumet 
and Marquette. 

— N. Ferd Engle, writing from Hum- 
boldt, Kans., where he has been holding a 
meeting, says the church is greatly in need 
of pastoral care. 

— E. P. Couch writes us that the Sunday- 
school at Medaryville, Ind., has doubled in 
six months and the brethren expect to have 
a parsonag'e soon. 

— Mrs. E. I. Bagby reports the work at 
Aurora, Mo., going on smoothly under the 
ministry of George E. Prewitt, with larger 
plans for this year. 

— W. G. Hearne, by reason of his wife's 
health, has resigned his pastorate at Eldo- 
rado Springs, Mo., and takes the work at 
Jasper City and Richards. 

— Thomas J. Easterwood, of South Ha- 
ven, Kan., very emphatically commends 
the Berean plan of Bible study, and will 
give information to any who seek it. 

— G. M. Weimer, of Pawnee City, Neb., 
sends us a beautiful commendation of the 
work of C. A. Freer, our Ohio correspond- 
ent, during his recent evangelistic meeting 
at Pawnee City. 

— D. G. Wagner, who closed his fifth 
year's work at the end of September with 
the church at Chester, Neb., writes of the 
pleasant relationship he has had with the 
brethren there. 

— E. T. Edmonds, for whom R. F. Fife 
has recently closed a good meeting at Ft. 
Smith, Ark., commends Brother Fife both 
for his sermons, his tireless work and the 
effective practical results. 

— Thomas Wallace reports the work at 
Croton, O., as moving forward satisfacto- 
rily. A mission class, a normal Bible class, 
and a teachers' meeting have recently been 
started. 

— It has been a pleasure to D. Munro to 
serve as secretary of state mission work in 
Michigan since the Grand Rapids conven- 
tion until F. P. Arthur was able to take 
the field. 



$250,000 

For Foundation Work 

The Centennial Program 

of 

THE AMERICAN 

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY 

SOCIETY 

contemplates the annual 
establishment of more 
churches in America. 

This means the broaden* 
ing of foundations for all 
oth er work. Once we make 
strong and wide and deep 
the American supports, our 
cause will speed around the 
world like light. 

"The shortest route to 
China is by way of Amer* 
ica." Let us preach the 
Gospel throughout America. 

WM. J. WRIGHT, Cor. Sec'y, 

Y. M. C. A. Building, 

CINCINNATI, OHIO. 



— In a contest between the schools of 
Butler and Auburn, Ind., the attendance at 
the former place, where Robert B. Chap- 
man is the minister, has, we understand, 
doubled. 

— J. H. Jones who, upon leaving the 
church at Bolivar, Mo., received many 
tokens of love, is now ready to hold meet- 
ings or to accept work anywhere in west- 
ern Missouri. 

— The West End Christian church, of 
Atlanta, Ga., recently presented their min- 
ister, Bernard P. Smith, and his wife some 
solid silverware, as well as other tokens 
of their esteem. 

— L. L. Carpenter will dedicate at Farm- 
ersburg, Ind., Jan. 20, where J. H. Mavity 
is pastor. Brother Carpenter will, on the 
next evening, deliver his lecture on his re- 
cent trip to the Orient and the Holy Land. 

— D. B. Titus, who has just closed his 
pastorate at Longmont, Colo., sends an 
interesting note about his work, to be found 
under "the work of the year." He goes to 
Rupert, Idaho. 

— S. B. Norveil has resigned the pastor- 
ate of the South church, Toledo, O., to 
take effect Feb. 24. The year has been a 
prosperous one, and the work will be left 
in good condition. 

THE SCROLL 

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January 17, 1907. 



— C. C. Waite has resigned his work at 
the Third Avenue church, Troy, N. Y., 
after four and one-half years of service, 
and enters upon the pastorate at Martins- 
burg, W. Va., Feb. 10. 

—Geo. L. S'nively, of the Christian Pub- 
lishing Co.. is preaching at the First 
Church, St. Louis, while John L. Brandt 
is evangelizing in Kansas City. There were 
5 additions last Sunday— 3 by confession 
and baptism. 

—J. F. Grissom. pastor of the Christian 
church at Elvins. Mo., and Miss Ada 
Hampton, of the same place, were united 
in marriage bv Edward Owers, at Farming- 
ton, on Dec. 21. The Christian-Evangel- 
ist extends its congratulations. 

— E. C. Wilson, who is the business man- 
ager of the "Tennessee Christian," has re- 
signed the oastorate at Forest Avenue, 
Knoxville, after more than seven years of 
ministry, and will 'take charge of the Sher- 
man Heights church, Chattanooga. 

— The church at Greensburg, Ind., un- 
der the care of James Mailley, has taken 
on new life, and as an expression of the 
congregation's gratitude a call was recently 
made upon the minister and his wife and 
two handsome leather rocking chairs were 
left in their home. 

— J. P. Garmong and O. E. Hamilton, 
whose good work at Dunedin, New Zea- 
land, we reported in our last. issue, now 
send the news of another fine meeting held 
at Christ church, with 153 additions and 
$5,000 raised' toward a new church. 

—George W. Leek, elder of the church at 
Payette, Idaho, in writing of the closing of 
the work of W. E. Davidson with the 
church there, says they are loath to part 
with him, but do so because of previous ar- 
rangements which he had made to take 
charge at Washington, Ind. 

—We are glad to learn from a recent 
note from Prof. A. R. Milligan that his 
mother, who is the widow of Professor 
Milligan, one of the strong men among 
what might be called the second generation 
of our pioneers, is in her usual health, 
though near the end of her 92nd year. 

— In G. P. Rutledge's church in Phila- 
delphia, every member is required to con- 
tribute at least 52 cents a year to the 
church in order to be in good standing. If 
they can not do this they are investigated 
as worthy of charity from the church. 
There are 400 members — all contributor's. 

—Dr. W. H. Rhodes, of Lahoma, Okla., 
in writing of a very successful meeting 
there, conducted by J. A. Tabor and re- 
sulting in 65 additions, reports a Christian 
Endeavor society organized. Dr. Rhodes 



himself teaches one of the Sunday-school 
classes. 

. — The work at Gas, Kan., under the 
ministrations of the new pastor, J. W. Ball, 
advances. The Sunday-school and church 
attendance is on the increase and at present 
a meeting is being held. The members of 
the Ladies' Aid has done work which will 
bring $100 into their treasury. 

— Rufus A. Finnell, a student at -Eureka 
college, where he is preparing especially 
for the evangelistic field, will enter on a 
campaign at Tampico, 111., where Guy L. 
Zerby ministers, about the middle of this 
month. Brother Finnell has a good repu- 
tation as a faithful and interesting speaker. 

— A good sister at Akron, O., has gone 
back to the payment in kind. In order to 
help the fund being raised for a new lot, 
she has given the Wabash' Avenue church 
400 Homer pigeons to be sold. These can 
be secured at very reasonable rates and 
those interested can address Dr. A. E. Held 
or A. F. Stahl. 

— D. W. Robertson, church secretary at 
Artesia, N. M., informs us that J. M. Bla- 
lock has accepted the pastorate there, that 
he is rapidly growing stronger, and the 
church is delighted with him and planning 
for aggressive work. Brother Robertson 
writes that New Mexico has been a neg- 
lected field and is in need of more men of 
ability. 

— F. F. McHale is at work in his new 
field, Lafayette, 111. On leaving Hoisington, 
Kan., the church gave him a farewell. 
After paying his salary in full they had 
money left in the treasury. There is a 
seven-room parsonage and everything in 
good condition for his successor. He and 
his wife were remembered with gifts from 
the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs. 

■ — The ministers of Kansas City recently 
placed upon their minute book the following- 
resolution with reference to John A. Dear- 
born: "Be it resolved that in his death 
the church has lost an able and devoted 
preacher of the gospel, society an elegant 
and accomplished Christian gentleman, his 
children a devoted father, this association 
one of its accomplished members." 

— I. N. Grisso has begun an evangelistic 
campaign at Waynesboro, Pa., and the local 
papers give a prominent space to what he 
is saying. Brother Grisso, at the outset, 
made a dignified statement of our plea as 
the gospel he proposed to present. "The 
Herald" states that the congregation was 
captivated by his eloquence and fine de- 
scriptive powers. 

— J. M. Baily has left Frankford and 
Perry, Mo., and taken the work at Monroe 



■ ^w^wa a Btt i-a m B igia c 



We All Know 
December Sixteenth 



has passed, but that will not ex- 
cuse any church that neglected 
the offering for Ministerial Re- 
lief. If justice be done, no oth- 
er interest has right to xon- 
sideration until you have dis- 
charged your obligation to 



"THE OLD GUARD 



j? 



in an offering toward their sup- 
port. If you pass this by now 
you'll forget it and then some- 
body will suffer because of 
your neglect. The just and 
right thing to do is to take the 
offering at once and send the 
amount to 

Board of Ministerial Relief 

120 E. narket Street 
INDIANAPOLIS, INDfANA. 



City. He reports the church at Frankford 
as a good one and needing a good pastor. 
H. H. Brown is the clerk. During Brother 
Baily's two years' pastorate there were 
about 80 added. On his last dav at Perry 
the full amount of debt, $825, was raised, 
Applications should be made to B. J. 
Coyle concerning the pulpit there. 

— The "American Christian Home Mis- 
sionary" for December, which contains the 
year book for 1907, has been received. It is 
a decided improvement, in some respects, 
on former year books, containing more in- 
formation. We wish to emphasize here the 
importance of our ministers making a re- 
port to the Home Society about the first of 
December to insure their correct address 
appearing in the year book. 



Greek and Latin by Mail. 

You can take the Normal, Classical or 
Bible course, leading to degrees, on the 
Home Study Plan. Catalogue free. 
Write Pres. Chas. J. Burton, Christian 
College, Oskaloosa, Iowa. 




..'"» 





Barton Stone's Bible. 



Tolbert Fanning, 
a mighty force in the South. 



John T. Jones, an Illinois Pioneer. 



January 17, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



87 



— E. B. Redd has tendered his resigna- 
tion of the superintendency of the Masonic 
Home of Missouri, St. Louis, and will move 
his family to Columbia the first of March. 
Brother Redd will be open to preaching en- 
gagements within reach of that educational 
center. He needs no commendation from 
us as to his ability for this work, but we 
are glad to make it known to the brother- 
hood that he will be available. 

— On New Year's evening the Editor 
of The Christian-Evangelist addressed 
a large congregation at the Fourth Chris- 
tian Church in St. Louis. The church 
had an all-day religious service with ad- 
dresses by different brethren and reports of 
the work of the church the past year, and 
the election of officers. Brother McFarland 
is to be congratulated on the splendid 
record of the church during the past year. 
— A new Christian church was organized 
at Overland Park, a new settlement six 
miles west of city limits, on Sunday after- 
noon, the 30th of December, consisting of 
fifteen members. This work has been in- 
augurated by Bro. and Sister G. E. Ireland, 
missionaries of the St. Louis City Mission- 
ary Board. Representatives of several of 
our city churches were present and a short 
discourse was preached by J. H. Garrison, 
of The Christian-Evangelist. 

— The church at Converse, Ind., is in a 
special meeting conducted by its pastor, 
J. M. Baker. An excellent little bulletin 
has been put out by Brother Baker, full of 
information about the working force of the 
church and the plea for which it stands. 
We note that the Converse school, in its 
last quarter's contest with that of Peru, 
won every point except church attendance. 
W. H. Petty, superintendent of the Peru 
school, has suggested that the contest be 
continued throughout the year. 

— During the eleven months of service of 
Milo Atkinson at the Tabernacle Church at 
Marion, Ind., there were 60 additions in 
the regular services^ no revival having been 
held. The association of minister and 
church was of a most pleasant kind. He 
has left Marion to take up his work with 
the First Christian church at Covington, 
Ky., leaving a kindly feeling behind him. 
The local paper states that nothing definite 
has been decided by the committee having 
the selection of a new pastor in charge. 

—Louis S. Cupp, pastor of the Hyde 
Park church, Kansas City, sends us an ac- 
count of the Bible school contest with the 
South Side church, which we would like to 
publish had we the space. The number of 
points stand : Hyde Park 8,293, South Side 
6,417. There was a very material increase 
in numbers and general interest. Hyde 
Park's average of offerings was $20.50 per 
Sunday, which Brother Cupp says is con- 
sidered the best in the citv for the enroll- 
ment. He emphasizes the value of the 
Home Department, and concludes that both 
schools were greatly benefited. 

— We are pleased to see from an official 
statement in the "Christian Century" of 
the 3d inst, that the financial clouds which 
have obscured the sky of that paper for 
some time, causing its friends considerable 
uneasiness, have been largely dissipated by 
wise business management and the enter- 
prise of some of its business friends, and 
that a reorganization has been effected 
which promises permanency in the future. 
Herbert L. Willett continues to be the 
editor, while R. L. Handley, released from 
his church work, will devote himself to 



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SOME 
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The Work of the Year 



FROM 
ANNUAL REPORTS 



FORT SMITH, ABE. 

About 150 united with the church during 1906 
— 80 in Brother Fife's meeting. Our present mem- 
bership is fully 500. We are having additions 
at nearly every service. The treasurer's state- 
ment showed that we raised $6,551 for all pur- 
poses, $2,185 being on our building debt. — E. T. 
Edmonds. 
LONGMONT, COLO. 

I closed my work with the end of the year, 
after nine months' service, during which time 
forty-four were added to the church and 
more than $1,200 raised for all purposes. We 
made our Christmas a giving instead of a receiv- 
ing Christmas. Four tons of coal and two loads 
of provisions and clothing were given to the 
poor of the community, and into a big stocking 
hung near the Christmas tree was dropped nearly 
$50 for the church's two preacher boys at Drake. 
I take the work at Rupert, Idaho. — D. B. Titus. 
SALEM, 0. 

During the past year a debt of $500 was 
provided for and $800 worth of repairs on the 
building. Current expenses were met by 
weekly pledges. The Sunday-school attendance 
has been almost doubled and there were present 
about 800 for the Christmas program. More 
than 500 were present at the general church rally, 
and a unanimous vote was passed for the re- 
tention of our pastor, H. H. Clark, whose first 
year's work was drawing to a close. He has 
proved a faithful minister. We have secured the 
services of Evangelists Shelburne and Rnight 
for a meeting now in progress. — George H. 
Mounts, clerk. 
EL EENO, OKLA. 

The church has had ninety-four additions 
during 1906 — forty-four by confession and bap- 
tism, 25 by letter, 21 by statement, and four 
restored. Our net gain was 62. The church 
lost heavily in a financial way by the removals. 
The Bible school has more than 575 in all depart- 
ments. Christian Endeavor enrollment is 60, and 
the C. W. B. M. and Junior Societies are in 
a healthy condition. O. L> Smith is the pastor. 
FAIR VIEW, MO. 

D. Dunkleberger was the minister here, but 
moving to Oskaloosa, la., the church was with- 
out any minister for three months. The annual 
report, read by Brother Monta Ray, showed that 
there were 27 additions during my nine months' 
preaching. The entrance to the church was re- 
built, the inside papered and painted, money raised 
for all purposes, $252.64; a large box of fruit 
and sack of clothing sent to the Orphans' Home 
in St. Louis. All bills were paid and the church 
enters the new year free from all debt. I will 
preach for them one-fourth time this year and 
we hope to have one of the best meetings ever 
held in the county. There are here seven sub- 
scribers to The Christian-Evangelist. — W. A. 
Dameron. 
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versity, with 2,000 students in attendance, some 300 
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bers of the Christian church. Here is Christian Col- 
lege with more than 150 girls from Christian 
homes. Here is located, also, the Missouri Bible 
College with about 300 pupils coming under its 
immediate influence, 25 of whom are preparing 
for the ministry or the mission field, besides 
other colleges which make Columbia the great edu- 
cational center of the state. C. 1^. Winders, the 
present pastor, has been located here over eleven 
and one-half years. During that time there have 
been over 1,500 additions. The present member- 
ship is about 1,000, or more than double what 
it was eleven years ago. A debt of $12,000 on 
the church building has been paid, $35,000 have 
been contributed to educational institutions in the 
town, and $9,000 have just been pledged to cover 
a debt incurred by improving and enlarging the 
church about one and one-half years ago. The 
church hopes this year to become a living-link 
in both the foreign and home work, supporting in 
the foreign field Miss Jennie V. Fleming, one 
of its own members. 
BIG RUN, PA, 

The year closed was the most successful one in 
missionary giving. The church gave over $225 to 
all missionary enterprises and more than $150 
to benevolence in addition to something to Beth- 
any College through its financial agent. — G. B. 
Evans. 
ELDON, MO, 

On December 31, 1906, this church celebrated 
the thirteenth anniversary of its present house of 
worship. Thirteen years ago on that date J. H. 
Garrison preached the dedicatory sermon and as- 
sisted Brother Wilkes who, at the time, w,as pas- 
tor of the church at California, Mo., and 
preached monthly for the church at Eldon. At 
the dedication the entire amount to cover the 
indebtedness on the building which cost about 
$3,600, was raised. Our membership at present is 
250" and it is a fairly good working congregation. 
During the past year a change was made from 
one-half to full time preaching. There were 54 ad- 
ditions, 32 by confession and baptism. At the anni- 
versary meeting each member was asked to tell the 
history of his own Christan life. Brother Garri- 
son's article in The Christian-Evangelist, de- 
scribing the dedication and the past of our cause 
here, was read. After a song and praise service 
a social meeting was held. One dollar pledges 
added $28 to the Ladies' Aid. These meetings 
will be a regular feature of the work in the fu- 
ture. We hope to take steps during this year 
to overcome the hindrances in central Missouri, 
due to the lack of efficient local organization and 
co-operation. — J. F. Bickel. 
NORWOOD, 0. 

Joseph Armistead has been called as minister in- 
definitely at a material increase ( salary. Annual 
reports show 60 added, $780 given to outside be- 
nevolences, all indebtedness and expenses paid, and 
surplus in treasury. 
GREENVILLE, TEX, 

The annual report of J. W. Holsapple, of the 
Central Christian Church, shows: Additions, 83; 
present membership, 422; cash raised for all pur- 
poses, $4,144.50. A resume of his three annual 
reports there shows a membership of 350 at the 
close of 1904, 398 at the close of 1905 and 422 at 
the close of 1906. The offerings for the three 
years were: For 1904, $3,282.43; for 1905, 
$3,434.35; for 1906, $4,144.50; making a total of 
$10,861.28. The indebtedness of the church has 
been reduced about $1,000. The missionary of- 
ferings amounted to $1,432.32. 
PARIS, TEX. 

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The Church and Ministerial Relief 



MEANING OF MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 

To meet in part the responsibility laid upon His people by 
our Lord in that "go ye into all the world and preach the 
gospel to every creature," this department of our general 
work was organized by our National Convention in Dallas, 
Texas, October, 1895. The need of the work was clearly 
seen and wisely begun, giving us in our Foreign, Home and 
Ministerial Relief Boards, the organized front lines, middle 
forces, and rear guard of missions. These departments 
bear such inseparable relation to each other that they must 
be regarded as one. The importance of each carries with it 
the importance of the others. The divine obligation to sup- 
port the one, the same obligation to support the others. It 
is a question of support of the gospel ministry, and there- 
fore resolves itself into the question of a proper division of 
funds; how much for the support of the lines? how much 
for the middle forces? how much for the rear guard? and 
this each individual or church must determine. 

WHY SUPPORT MINISTERIAL RELIEF? 

Both the ministry and the support of the ministry are 
ordained of God, and involve the divine purpose in the 
world's redemption. The support of the ministry, therefore, 
is neither a charity nor a benevolence, it is a divine ordi- 
nance. The now homeless and helpless men who laid their 
lives upon the altar of the gospel ministry are neither char- 
ity patients nor the recipients of a benevolence. John 
Smith, active in the ministry, or John Jones, worn out in the 
ministry, has divine wisdom declaring that he shall live by 
his ministry. By their labors and their sacrifices both have 
their support. Their names are on the honor roll of the 
kingdom. Because these things are true, the honor of 
every man now in the active ministry is involved in his 
treatment of this question of Ministerial Relief. The honor 
of the whole church is also involved, and the matter ought 
to be given due consideration. 



$25,000 NEEDED THIS YEAR. 

The above amount is needed to meet the demand made 
upon our Board of Ministerial Relief in caring for our aged 
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north, east, south and west comes information of the failing 
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Measured by our ability, $25,000 is a mere pittance, but a 
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THE TIME FOR THE OFFERING. 

December 16th has passed, but duty and responsibility 
remain, and will remain until the churches are given their 
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local work $2,556.63 and for missions $255.53. 
A good payment will be made on the parsonage in 
the spring. Homer T. Wilson held a meeting for 
us in May with five confessions and baptisms, and 
R. R. Hamlin was with us in October, with three 
confessions. Brother Hamlin came to Paris 
shortly after closing a meeting nearby with more 
than 100 additions, and went from Paris to Ne- 
vada. Mo., where he had 150 additions. This 
suggests that Paris is a hard field to work, by 
far the most difficult that I have ever attempted. 
Yet I believe that God has blessed our efforts 
here. We have a consecrated band of workers. — 
J. T. Ogle. 

DEXTER, MO. 

The report shows 24 additions and the sum of 
$2,368 raised for all purposes. Of this, $326 was 
for missions and benevolence, and $626 for im- 
provements for Sunday-schooT uses. Dexter has 
one of the most progressive and wide-awake of 
superintendents and the school is steadily grow- 
ing. In 1907 the school will cam' a regular ad- 
vertisement in the local paper. — R. H. Lampkin, 
minister. 

WICHITA, KAN. 

The annual report of the Lawrence Avenue 
Church showed that 32 were added by primary 
obedience and 30 otherwise, $247.45 contributed 
to missions, and $2,117.12 raised for building 



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FARMINGTON, MO. 

All departments are in a healthy condition. 
After deducting removals and deaths there is 
a net gain of ten members. Money raised for all 
purposes $2,002.25, a gain of $126.22 over last 
year. The missionary offering was a gain of 
$30.70 over 1905. The indebtedness on the par- 
sonage, $1,215.50, is all provided for. Edward 
Owers is minister for this congregation. 

AKRON, 0. 

There were 136 additions. The Sunday-school 
shows an average attendance of 603, while the 
money it, raised amounted to $1,376. In com- 
petition with Jacksonville, 111., during the last 
quarter, Akron made 33 points as against 13. The 
various societies of the church raised nearly 
$2. = 19. $1,495 °f which were devoted to mis- 
sions. The church itself raised $4,438, and $1,810 
for missions. This makes a total of $8,796 raised 
in the whole church, of which missions received 
$3,300. This is the best showing ever made by 
the church. George Darsie is the pastor. 

GIRARD, ILL. 

Reports of the year show the church in a 
thriving condition, out of debt and a balance in 
hand. The membership is 175- The Bible school 
has 130 enrolled and a good list of teachers. 
The other societies are all working ones. At 
the annual meeting the last note was burned so 
that the church starts this year with a brighter 
outlook. The membership is a sacrificing one. 
The church was organized back in the 6o's and 
has passed through many struggles. A history 
of the congregation was compiled and read by 
Sister Hattie Shenherd, and was ordered printed 
for the benefit of the church. — P. F. York, min- 
ister. 

FLORA, IND. 

The reports of the South Center Street Church 
were, as a whole, pronounced the best in its his- 
tory. Thirty were added during the year and 
the additions during the present minister's two and 
one-half year's service, have been 100. For local 
and benevolent purnoses nearly $1,827 were raised. 
The outlook is full of promise. — A. B. Houze, 
minister. 

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 

The annual report of the North Park Church, 
of which Austin Hunter is minister, shows the 



amount of money raised $3,515.70; missions, $265; 
additions, 114; present membership, 500; aver- 
age attendance at Sunday-school, 302. 

BROWNSVILLE, ORE. 

The last Sunday in the year closed thirteen 
months' of service with this church, during which 
28 were added to the membership, about 12 re- 
moving, leaving us 60 strong. The Christian En- 
deavor has been strengthened, the Sunday-school 
almost doubled in numbers and more than doubled 
in finances. All home obligations were met, more 
than $250 expended on the building and more 
than $50 contributed to missions. We enter the 
new year with bright hopes. Sister Humbert, of 
Eugene, held us a short meeting in November 
with seven additions. — A. H. Mulkey, pastor. 

EL PASO, TEX. 

There were 60 additions at regular services 
during the year. Total recerpts from all sources 
were $6,542.77. The number of regular con- 
tributors was about 100. Twenty-five hundred 
dollars were paid on the building fund debt The 
Ladies' Aid raised $925. The missionary fund 
amounted to nearly $275. The Sunday-school 
raised nearly $240; the EncTeavor, $122.75; Mis- 
sionary Auxiliary nearly $201. Edward M. Waits 
is the pastor. 



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We invite ministers and others to send reports 
of meetings, additions and other nezvs of the 
churches. It is especially requested that additions 
be reported as "by confession and baptism," or "by 
letter." 

Arkansas. 

Hope, Jan. 8. — Two additions by confession and 
baptism. The future is bright. Two by letter 
on January 6. — Percy G. Cross. 

Bentonville, Jan. 2. — At the prayer-meeting 
service -Wednesday evening, I baptized seven 
upon the confession of their faith. — J. W. Ellis. 

California. 

Stockton, Jan. 
lahan. 

Ukiah, Jan. 4. — One baptism last month. Be- 
ginning my fourth year here. — O*" a Wilkison. 

Visalia, Jan. 5. — Eight were added here recently 
while visiting the church, during which time I 
preached for one week. Four have been added 
since taking the work December 23. — I. H. Teel, 
pastor. 

Canada. 

St. Thomas, Jan. 7. — Yesterday first Lord's day 
here. Large audiences. Four additions by let- 
ter, one confession.— M. M. Amunson. 

Colorado. 

. Rifle, Jan. 7. — John T. Stivers closed a twelve 
days' meeting here on Sunday, with 21 additions. 
— Flournoy Payne. 

Denver, Jan. 7. — We began here with W. B. 
Craig yesterday with 14 added. — William J. Lock- 
hart. 

Idaho. 

Payette, Jan. 1.— E. E- Davidson closed his 
work here last Lord's day with five additions, four 
of them by confession and baptism. — George W. 
Leek, elder. 

Illinois. 

Bloomington, Jan. 12. — Eighteen accessions to 
the First Church the past seven weeks, 232 in 
all since September 1. — Edgar D. Jones, 

Streator, Jan. 8. — Three additions on Lord's day. 
Our meeting just beginning here. S. S. Lappin, 
of Stanford; is preaching. Charles D. Hougham 
is pastor. I ping at Danville, 111., in February. — 
Charles E. ^cVay, song evangelist. 

Golden, Jan. 7. — Closed a four weeks' meeting 
at Stillwell December 23, with 46 accessions — 36 
by confession. This is the best meeting in the 
history of the congregation. W. H. Kindred did 
the preaching. — W. A. Taylor. 

Clinton, Jan. II. — Two additions Sunday — one 
by letter and one by confession and baptism, mak- 
ing nine since November. The work as a whole 
is hopeful and pushing ahead. — J. W. Reynolds. 

Newman, Jan. 9. — Five additions last Lord's 
day; two the Sunday before — O. L. Lyon. 

Centralia, Jan 11. — Five additions at the regu- 
lar services here last Sunday — three confessions 
and two by letter. 

Iowa. 

Olwein, Jan. 12. — Last Lord's day four, a 
whole family, made the good confession. Sunday- 
school and church attendance on the increase. — 
C. C. McKim. 

Vinton, Jan. 8. — Our meeting of four weeks 
closed to-night, with 54 additions in all. A. B. • 
Elliot is the faithful preacher. — Charles G. Stout, 
general evangelist. 

Mount Pleasant, Jan. 12. — Three were added 
here last Sunday by statement. — L. A. Chapman. 

Corydon, Jan. 7. — W. L. Harris, evangelist, and 
J. E. Linnt, singer, are in a good meeting here, 
' where Robert W. Lilley ministers. Twenty-one 
additions the first few days. 

Adel, Jan. 8. — Twenty-one additions, at regular 
services, not previously reported. Eleven by bap- 
tism, 10 by statement and four from other re- 
ligious bodies. — Robert W. Moore, minister. 

Indiana. 

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Valparaiso, Jan. n.- — We have just closed a four 
weeks' meeting for the Sauktown church, with 32 
additions, almost all of these by confession. — 
Snodgrass brothers, evangelists. 

Indian Territory. 

Ada, Jan. 10. — One addition. — E. L. Kirtley. 
Okmulgee, Jan. 7. — Two added, one by letter, 
one confession. — D. X. Manley. 

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Hoisington. — There were seven baptisms and 
two by statement added to the church here on 
December 30. — F. M. McHale. 

Missouri. 

Bethany, Jan 7. — I have just closed a meeting 
with W. L- Crim, of West Frankfort, 111., re- 
sulting in 15 additions. — Mayme Eisenbarger, 
gospel singer and helper. 

Bolivar, Jan. 11. — Three additions here since 
last report. — J. H. Jones. 

Kansas City, Jan. 12. — The Hyde Park revival, 
with John L. Brandt as evangelist, starts with 
unprecedented interest in this community. Forty- 
one added in six days. — Louis S. Cupp, pastor. 

Buffalo, Jan. 6. — Closed a two weeks' meeting 
here last night, with 34 additions, 31 by confes- 
sion.— H. E. Wilhite. 

Fredericktown. Jan. 7. — Our two weeks' meet- 
ing conducted by R. O. Rogers closed with 12 
additions — five by confession and baptism and 
seven from other local churches. — A. W. Grigsby, 
pastor. 

Springfield, Jan. 7. — Nineteen additions during 
last six weeks at Central cliurch. — F. F. Walters. 

Kahoka. — Three at regular services January 6. 
— Albert Buxton. 

New Mexico. 

Monterey, Jan. 9. — Our revival meeting, under 
the leadership of Rev. F. B. Jimenez, is three 
days old with 14 confessions, eight of these last 
night. Nearly half of these are pupils in our 
school. Brother Inman is directing the music and 
personal work. Some of our Mexican brethren 
are doing nobly in visiting and talking to the 
unsaved. Our audiences grow nightly. We hope 
for great things in the name of our Lord. — Jasper 
T. Moses. 

Roswell, Jan. y.- — Two additions here yester- 
day. Four the previous Lord's day. — C. C. Hill. 

New York. 

No. Tonawanda, Jan. 12. — Small and St. John 
are in a month's meeting here with Payne Ave- 
nue Church. E. M. Todd is the minister here 
since November, 1905. The meeting promises to 
be one of great interest, and one that will benefit 
the whole community. One conversion Friday 
evening of first week. St. John is a great leader 
and his solos are beginning to draw large audi- 
ences. Brother Small is warming up to his work, 
and we hope for many accessions. — S. B. Lind- 
say. 

Ohio. 

Galion, Jan. 2., — My work in Galion closed last 
Sunday. There were eight accessions not re- 
ported. — C. A. Pearce. 

Salem, Dec. 28. — Twenty-six accessions to the 

churdh at our regular services during past five 

weeks. H. H. Clark is our pastor. — George K. 
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Shawnee, Jan. 7. — Two accessions by letter yes- 
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West Virginia. 

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Januaky 17, 1907. 



Midweek Prayer*Meeting 



By Charles Blanchard. 



The Joy from Service. 

Topic January 23. Luke 10:17-20; Heb. 
12:1, 2. 

The note of rejoicing sounds through all the 
sacred Scriptures of God's chosen people. In 
the midst of wars and rumors of wars,_ of bit- 
ter experiences in captivity, their psalmists and 
prophets break out into triumphant strains of re- 
joicing. David, the shepherd king, has filled the 
earth with the melody of his psalms of praise 
and thanksgiving. You may search the world's 
literature for anything approaching the sponta- 
neous and sublime outbursts of joy to be found 
in the Hebrew writings, in psalm and prophecy, 
in evangel and epistle. 

This note of joy is peculiar to the Hebrew 
Scriptures. Other sacred writings there are with 
beautiful imagery, as shown in Edwin Arnold's 
"Pearls of the Faith" and "The Light of Asia." 
But the thrilling note of gladness and of joy 
unspeakable and full of glory, that marks the 
faith of psalmists and of prophets and of apos- 
tles, is sadly lacking. This high note of rejoic- 
kig has found expression in the songs of the 
Christian centuries. 

"Joy to the world! the Lord is come: 
Let earth receive her King; 
Let every heart prepare Him room, 
And heaven and nature sing — 
And heaven and nature sing — 
And heaven and nature sing!" 

This familiar hymn to the music of Handel 
has swept the skies in great swelling strains of 
triumph, and will thrill the spirits of the re- 
deemed till the anthem of the ages breaks over 
the heights of heaven and finds final and full 
expression in the new song of 

"Salvation to our God that sitteth on the throne, 
And unto the Lamb forever and ever!" 

To find joy in simple service is the secret 
of the saints, of those who, in sincerity, even 
while they sit amid the silences, wait upon the 
Lord and abide in his love. Success is not the 
true measure of joy. Jesus intimated this when 
he said to the disciples, when they returned, 
flushed with victory over evil spirits, "Rejoice 
not that the spirits are subject unto you, but 
rather rejoice that your names are written in 
heaven." It is the hope of heaven that sings 
in the heart and inspires the faith of those who 
serve in high or in humble places. Joy in service 
"does not depend on the size of our field or the 
bigness of our salary. Some of the happiest 
of all his servants are the nameless ones on 
earth, yet whose names are written in the Lamb's 
Book of Life. Such are all they who can say 
with the great apostle, "I know whom I have 
believed and am persuaded that he is able to 
keep that which I have committed unto him 
against that day." 

The rejoicing of the Master suggests another 
of the secrets of his joy in the joy of his serv- 
ants: "In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit and 
said, I. thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven 
and earth, that thou hast hid these things from 
the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them 
unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemeth 
good in thy sight." Humility and the child-heart 
are the Master's conditions of happiness. And 



we all know the truth of this. Blessed are the 
pure in heart, the meek, the peace-makers. It 
is the Master's message to men, to all men, in 
the midst of strife, with brawls and bloodshed 
filling the land. 

The supreme joy of life is found in a great sin- 
gle, supreme purpose, such as moved the Christ to- 
ward the Cross with the irresistible impulse of 
love. "For the joy that was set before him en- 
dured the cross, despising the shame, and sat 
down on the right hand of the throne of God." 
It was a like purpose that fired the spirit of 
Paul, the apostle and servant of Jesus Christ, 
with a living and lofty zeal. That he might 
finish his course with joy and the ministry which 
he had received of the Lord Jesus was his con- 
suming object in his ministry. . __■ , 




Christian Endeavor 



By Ceo. L. Snively. 



January !J. 

Home Missions. — The Progress of the 

Indian. — Isa. 43:16-21. 



DAILY READINGS. 



M. Aborigines. 
T. Their Religion False. 
W. Not to be Robbed. 
T. Showing Kindness. 
F. Fair Treatment. 
S. Christ's Neighbors. 
S. Topic. 



Josh. 13:1-13. 
Ezra. 9:10-15. 
Ezek. 47:22, 23. 
Judg. 4:11, 12. 
Deut. 2:1-9. 
John 4:7-30. 



The Indians are fast learning that the "worm 
of the still" has done most to destroy their par- 
adise. When propositions were made to those 
in Indian Territory to purchase their lands and 
give them statehood, they imposed as one con- 
dition to any consideration of the matter the 
imposition of laws preventing the sale of liquor 
in the new state. 



Our Centennial is rapidly approaching and to 
this day we have not one church among the 
aborigines of America. Some isolated Endeav- 
orer may know of a splendid opportunity of es- 
tablishing a mission school among the Indians. 
If his eyes fall on these lines, will he not seek 
wide fellowship in transforming that opportunity 
into a monument to successful missionary en- 
terprise? 



God's image in Indian bronze is as fair to 
him as though appearing in Caucasian marble or 
Ethiopian ebony. While no great effort has been 
made to adorn the church or heaven with this 
material, yet earnest endeavor has always richly 
rewarded the sculptor. Even if we have gen- 
erously helped in the transformation of native 
Africans and Asiatics in their eastern lands let 
us also lend a hand in leading native Americans 
to the higher Christian altitude they are capable 
of attaining in this western world. 



A church of more than 1,000 members has been 
established among the Pima Indians in Arizona. 
Six other churches have sprung from this that 
now have a membership of more than 1,400. 
Would that "our people" would display this as 
proof of our own missionary zeal and triumph. 

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scendants of the ten lost tribes of Israel. Whether 
or not this be true they have wandered far from 
Eden and it is our duty to help them home— and 
in the festal joy of reunion we ourselves will be 
made to rejoice. 



We have heard much of the stoicism of the 
Indians and yet it is proven that they are very re- 
sponsive to overtures from on high, and when 
their religious emotions are rightly played upon, 
may be brought into the highest estates of ecstacy. 
Neither the sadness of the Hindu, the impassive- 
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misanthropist are impenetrable armour to the joy- 
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of these "red wards of the nation" the gladness 
of a life hid with God in Christ Jesus. 



We believe the possession of America by the 
Anglo-Saxon can be fully justified by what the 
race has done for the world from this field of 
operations. Nor can history exhibit a parallel 
to the generosity these conquerors have shown 
a vanquished people. They have been given 
land and gold and guardianship and schools — 
everything but God. In America was room for 
both the pale face and the red man. Had the 
missionary been as conspicuous as the soldier and 
love rather than avarice prevailed, we believe _the 
j udgment day would have confirmed our right 
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Sunday-School 

January 27, 1907. 



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The Story of Cain and Abel. — Gen. 

4:3-15. 

Memory verses, 8-10. 

Golden Text. — Whosoever hatefh his brother 
is a murderer. — John 3:15. 

The early stories of Genesis are almost as re- 
markable for what they omit as for what they 
tell us. We would be glad to know how the 
Hebrew tradition pictured the life of Adam and 
Eve after their expulsion from the Garden. How 
did they learn the arts of life? Did they worship, 
and if so, how? When and how did the practice 
of sacrifice originate ? Perhaps we would have 
answers to these questions if the whole body of 
early Hebrew tradition had been preserved. But 
there are plausible grounds for the surmise that 
the inspired anthor selected from the mass of older 
material only those portions which could best be 
made the vehicle of the religious truths which 
he wished to convey. 

Whatever may have been the origin of the prac- 
tices, we here find Cain and Abel pictured as till- 
ing the soil, keeping sheep, worshipping Jehovah 
(but compare Gen. 4:26), and offering sacrifice. 
The author is not interested in explaining 
things — hence he gives us no data for answering 
the ancient and senseless question as to where 
Cain got his wife — but he is interested in teach- 
ing the necessity of a pure and acceptable wor- 
ship of God. 

Why was Abel's sacrifice accepted and Cain's 
rejected? We are not told. Note especially that 
the record does not even hint that Cain's fault 
lay in the nature of the offering which he brought 
to the altar, or because of any technical or cere- 
monial defect. The presumption, based on the 
whole story is that the fault lay in Cain rather 
than in his offering. Here then is the first great 
lesson — a lesson much dwelt upon by the proph- 
ets — that no sacrifice has value with God except 
when offered by a humble and contrite heart. 
"By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent 
sacrifice" (Heb. 11:4). 

The second great lesson of the story is the 
unity and interdependence of the race. Cam in- 
herited from his parents not onlv a share in the 
punishment of their sin in exclusion from the 
Garden and from the more intimate presence of 
God, but also the tendency to commit sins of his 
own. So also men are bound together by chains of 
mutual obligation. Cain's "Am I my brother's 
keeper?" must receive an affirmative answer. 

Other moral and religious teachings of the story 
are that sin is punished by banishment from the 
presence of God and of good men, that it brings 
with it increased complexity and difficulty in the 
means of life and changes work from a joy to a 
misery, though a redemptive misery. 



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The Bible School at Work 

Conducted by J. H. HARDIN. 

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National Bible School Board. — The annual 
.meeting at Indianapolis, reported in thfe last 
Christian-Evangelist, planned great things. Now 
push things. 

Combined Church and Sunday-school Services. 
— School opens at 10 o'clock. After lesson, with- 
out closing, church services proceed, and close at 
12. Several strong churches have adopted this 
plan. Many people are advocating it. It is more 
nearly Scriptural than the present way. What 
are the leading objections to it? 

"Opening" and "Closing-" Exercises. — Such 
we still call the worship before and after the 
lesson. We ought to cease to so speak of the 
worship. The school is "open" when the first 
hymn is announced, and it is not "closed" till the 
benediction. The school ought to be taught to 
start of itself without bell, announcement, or 
any of the common "starters." 

Q- — Now that we are studying in the Old Tes- 
tament again, can you suggest some books to 
help leaders of teachers' meetings and adult 
classes? (W.) A. — Among many the following 
may be used: The Men of the Bible Series; 
Edersheim's Bible History Series. 

_Q- — How can we induce children of our reli- 
gious neighbors living near our church to attend 
our school? (Mrs. C.) A.— Eet the neighbors 
see that the school is conducted on broad Scrip- 
tural and undenominational principles, and make 
it such a desirable place that the children will 
want to come. 

Q- — What change ought to be made in the mak- 
ing of reports on Sundays? (H.) A. — Almost 
any change that will do away with the perfunctory 
and mechanical reading of "totals" in the same 
form fifty-two Sundays in the year. Use the 
blackboard. One Sunday call attention to one 
item, the next to another, and so on. 

Q- — How can we improve the music in our 
school? (Superintendent.) A. — It depends upon 
local conditions. Have you a good supply of 
clean song books with good sones in them? "Dog 
ears" and dirt describe the few books found in 
many schools. Do you try to get the young people 
to take a leading part in the music? They will 
build it up if you will give them a chance. 

A Book for Every Teacher.— Seven Laws of 
Teaching, by John M. Gregory, can be bought for 
50 to 75 cents. Suppose you get this book and 
make its contents a study this year. Your teacher- 
training class or your teachers' meeting, or your 
normal class might discuss the contents of this 
book as a part of their work You will be a better 
teacher, always, from the time you read this little 
volume. 

The Christian Lesson Commentary. — Do you 
want this year's lessons in a volume complete with 
select notes, maps, blackboard illustrations, etc., 
etc.? Get the Christian Lesson Commentary and 
you will possess a fine supply of material for the 
year. 

Anniversary Bally.— February 3, 1906, there 
was organized the Officers' and Teachers' Union 
of our Bible school in Greater Kansas City. On the 
anniversary of this organization there will be held 
a great rally to look over the first year's history 
and to plan for still larger things. D. P. Gribben 
is president. 

Engagements.— The St. 7oseph campaign began 
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River, 4; Mountain Oak, 5; Fredericktown, 6, 
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Liberty, 17-24. 

Notes on Missouri Work. — Horace Siberell 
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31. Another man will be found for the southeast 
district. W. S. St. Clair can not begin till later 
because his wife is seriously ill. R. B. Havener 
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No book ever issued from the press of the brotherhood has ever met with a 
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INTRODUCTION 



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I. THE APOSTOLIC AGE. 

1. The Birth of the Church 25 

2. An Undivided Church 32 

3. Unity of the Early Church Tested.. 37 

4. Unity of the Early Church Im- 

periled 48 

5. Divisions at Corinth 52 

6. "I Am of Christ" 56 

7. Was the Unity of the Early Church 

Organic? 61 

8. Summing Up Results Our Study 

Thus Far 71 

II. THE POST-APOSTOLIC AGE. 

1. Change in Polity and Doctrine 79 

2. Rise of the "Catholic" Church.... 85 

3. Speculative Questions of That Age. . 89 

III. THE GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD. 

1. First Division in the Church 96 

2. Condition of the Church in that 

Period 98 

IV. THE PROTESTANT ERA. 

1. From Ecclesiastical Despotism to 

Religious Liberty 103 

2. Luther's Chief Work 104 



3. Other Reformations 109 

(1) Presbyterian, (2) Independents, 

(3) Anglican, (4) Wesleyan, (5) 
Baptists. 

4. Status of These Protestant Move- 

ments US 

5. Post-Reformation Advocates of 

Union 1 19 

V. PERIOD OF REUNION. 

1. A Seed-Truth Taking Root 129 

2. Problem of Harmonizing Union and 

Liberty 135 

3. Features of Catholicity in the Camp- 
bell Movement 140 

4. Have the Disciples of Christ Been 

Loyal to Their Ideals ? 146 

5. Change of Attitude Toward the 

Movement IS' 

6. Forces Making for Union 158 

7. Latest Step Toward Christian 

Union 164 

8. Basis of Federation 170 

9. Federation the Next Logical Step.. 175 

10. To What Conclusion ? iR" 

11. The Inevitable Trend 18c 

12 External Motives to Union 186 

13. How Shall Christian Union Come 

About? 19a 

14. When Christ's Prayer for Unity is 

Fulfilled 199 



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THE OLD HOMESTEAD. 

BY MARY ELLEN BUSH. 



Home of my fathers, deserved and still, 
Sweet are the thoughts that with memory thrill. 
No sounds, save the echo of footsteps, now fall 
On my ear as I tread the ancestral hall. 



Proud lover, fair maiden, Oh, where are ye 

ilOW? 

The south wind is swaying the old oaken 

bough. 
But naught of their destiny reveals it to me, — 
Oh, where are the dear ones whose presence was Their secrets are buried forever with Thee. 

light, 
Whose glad beaming smile gave a welcome so Where now are the children whose light pressing 

bright? feet 

Methinks with the boatman they each one have Skipped through the old hall and with voices so 

crossed sweet 

To the bright golden shore where the loved and Filled the air with glad music and laughter so 
the lost gay? 

The children, like others, have all passed away. 
Are watching and waiting and beck'ning us 

"come," In silence and sadness I turn me away 

Away from the earth's cares to our glorious home; And leave the old homestead to dust and decay, 
To the beautiful city with streets of pure gold While the wind chants a requiem soft, low and 



Where pleasures await us that never grow old. 

And these noble old trees with their wide-spread- 
ing boughs, 

Beneath whose shade lovers have plighted their 
vows, 

Could tell many tales of an old olden story, — 

Sweeter because of their youth's proud glory. 



sweet 
O'er the graves of the loved whom we hope soon 
to meet. 



The author, who is deceased, was the wife of 
Bro. J. H. Bush, Ellenton, S. C. She was a tal- 
ented and Christian woman. C, E. S. 



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AGNES OF THE BAD LANDS 



By J. BRECKENRIDQE ELLIS. 



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At Home in a Cellar. 






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The winter storm increased in violence. 
The tiny white grains of sleet or hail cut 
one's face like particles of flying glass. 
The wind swept the slippery streets of the 
city as if making ready for a ball to which 
only ice-maidens were invited. Near the 
lamp-posts one could see the sheets of 
driven hail twisted, and shaken, and wound 
round and round, and torn to shreds. But 
the lamp-oosts are set rather far apart in 
the Bad Lands, and for the most part the 
howl of the winter blast triumphed in the 
murky gloom. 

Agnes had put on her shoes and stock- 
ings. She followed the strange young man 
out of the saloon. Ugh ! how cold and dis- 
mal after the warmth and glitter ! Her 
father lay in the gutter, motionless. The 
broken violin was in his hand. "Oh," cried 
Agnes, forgetting her suffering and running 
to the prostrate form. "Father ! you will 
freeze to death ; father !" But her father 
was quite drunk now. He did not even 
mutter a curse. 

"Do you live far from here?" asked the 
strange man, his great form . standing out 
against the whips of sleet and hail as if 
unaffected by a sense of cold. 

"Oh, yes," Agnes sobbed. The wind 
penetrated her thin dress and seemed to 
take her emaciated body in its freezing 
arms. "We live in Smoky." It was thus 
the knowing referred to the Court of 
Smoky Shadow. 

"Then you follow me," said the giant, for 
to Agnes he seemed of immense propor- 
tions. He picked up the unconscious father 
and holding the limp form against his 
bosom, marched straight against the wind. 
Agnes started to follow, then remembered 
the broken violin. She darted back for it 
and came flving at the heels of her new- 
found friend. 

"Are you going far?" she called up at 
the great head that seemed lost in the 
clouds. 

"We're nearly there," the voice dropped 
down from the clouds. 

"Let's hurry!" shivered Agnes, folding 
her arms over her breast toTiold the dead- 
ly cold at bay. She did not see whither 
they went, because her head was ducked 



forward to keep the pelting grains out of 
her eyes. The man stopped only a block 
from the saloon. He lifted a wooden door 
in the pavement and then an iron grating. 

"Scoot down the ladder," he said. Agnes 
obeyed without hesitation. The thought of 
a cellar appealed to her as a secure refuge. 
Still clinging to the violin she waited in 
intense darkness while the man climbed 
upon the ladder. He was rather slow about 
closing the double doors behind him, on 
account of the drunken man slung over his 
shoulder. However, at last he stood upon 
the ground. 

"Here we are," he said, as he olaced Mr. 
Hilton upon the earth. He struck a match 
and took down a lantern from the wall. As 
he stooped to light it, Asrnes stared at him 
with keen curiosity. The glare of the 
match, held close to his face, brought out 
the large features in grotesque relief. As 
the wick caught, light streamed over his 
burly shoulders and brought into view the 
huge felt hat. now crusted with ice. His 
face was red from cold and exertion. His 
great hands showed lack of care. They 
were scarred and unwashed, and the nails 
were broken and grimy. At sight of those 
hands Agnes felt at home with him ; they 
were, except for their strength, so like her 
own. 

As the lantern dipped forward Agnes 
saw that the cellar floor was but the bare 
earth, uneven, marked by little hollows, 
and beaten hard. When the lantern bobbed 
upward, she saw the stone walls of the 
cellar and the undressed wooden beams, 
gnarled and blackened, overhead. The man 
huner the lantern up on a nail driven into 
the lime between two stones of the wall. 
He turned up the wick. "There!" he Slid. 
"Whit do you think of that for illumina- 
tion ?" 

Asrnes looked about for something that 
might answer to so large a name. She 
saw the coarse mattress upon which her 
father had been dumoed. and the bed- 
clothes all twisted together in the corner. 
There was a little conl stove, a good deal 
like the one in her mother's room, and there 
was a pile of coal as r ainst the wall, with a 
shovel sticking noright in its black side. 
There wis a stack of wooden boxes, some 
of them huge — taller than Agnes when she 
stood upon tintoe ; and there were barrels 
also. Some of these receptacles were full 



and others empty. While she stood ad- 
miring these things she continued to shiver, 
for, although the cutting blasts whistled 
overhead in vain, the air of the cellar was 
damp, close and cold. 

"I'll fix you," said the man heartily, as 
his bold, shrewd eye detected her discom- 
fort. He kindled a fire, then took a soap- 
box from the stack of boxes and set it 
against the wall. "Here's your divan," he 
said, smiling. "Be seated." 

The forlorn little figure seated itself upon 
the box, and the knobby knees were drawn 
up in the transparent little hands. She 
stared at the tall, heavy man with wide 
eyes, and the man, sitting down upon a 
larger box, stared at her with his big black 
eyes. The stove grew warm and after a 
time Agnes could feel a delicious wave 
beating the cold air away from her be- 
numbed feet. The stove showed a tiny red 
spot on its cheek, and the child drew a long 
breath of delight, for she knew this was a 
symptom that presently there would be a 
"breaking out all over." She feared the 
man would throw open the door in order 
to save his coal, but the man never stirred. 
Presently there was a roaring in the pipe, 
and little red sparks appeared on the out- 
side of the joint near the ceiling. 

"Ain't you 'fraid?" Agnes asked. 

"I'm just going to wait till you tell me 
to turn her off," said the man. 

Agnes rubbed her thin legs with immense 
satisfaction. "I expect you'd better," she 
said. The man grasped a heavy poker and 
whipped open the stove door. The glare 
of the flames was upon both their faces. 

The man suddenly asked, "Won't any- 
body miss you, little girl?" 

"If they do they won't keer," said Agnes, 
contentedly, "just so's I get there soon 
enough in the morning to go to work." 

"Who do you work for?" 

"Ma. She ain't my first ma, but a new 
one. But I never knowed my first ma. She 
died long, long, long time ago. She was 
put in the ground. That was the end of 
her. Papa says he don't care how soon 
they put him in the ground. He says he 
won't get cold in the ground. But I'd 
druther be cold. I don't want to die ; do 
you?"« 

"No," said the man, shaking his great 
uncombed head, "I do not." 

"Neither do I," said the child. "It seems 
so lonesome." 

"It is lonesome," said the man conclu- 
sively. 

"I'm hungry, you know," said Agnes con- 
fidentially; "ain't you?" 

The man rose. "I never thought of 
that," he said. "I just ate a hot lunch; but 
I'll fix you." He went to one of the boxes, 
and his head, shoulders and arms disap- 
peared in its depths. When he came into 
sight he held the hard end of a baker's loaf 
and some pickled tongue. Agnes hailed 
the vision with gurgling laughter. 

"Do you want to see how much of that 




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[ can eat?" she inquired. "Now, don't you 
turn me off till I tell you to !" The man 
saw her joke at once, and showed both 
rows of big strong teeth in a sympathetic 
grin. She began to eat as only a child can 
who is kept half-starved all her life. 

"What's your name ?" he asked, when her 
face came out of the loaf. 

"Aggie," answered a choking voice. 
"What's yours?" 

"Alley Jim." 

Agnes was so astonished that she almost 
ceased to eat. "Alley Jim !" she exclaimed. 
"You're joking!" 

"No, I'm not. I'm Alley Jim. You've 
heard of me, I see." 

'Heard of you? Oh, oh! You lead the 
gang, don't you?" 

"Used to." 

"I would never of thought," said Agnes, 
staring hard. "I would never, never, never 
of thought! You are Alley Jim? Every- 
body's afraid of 3-011, ain't they? But me, 
I ain't 'fraid of you a bit." 

"I'm awful strong," said Alley Jim, hold- 
ing his arms above his head. 

"I don't keer," said Agnes, munching 
away. "I ain't 'fraid of you a-tall." 

"Maybe you've never heard of the things 
us boys have done ?" he said. 

"I've heerd of things that's kept me 'wake 
nights," said Agnes, '"but you don't seem 
like you can be one' of the gang, and any- 
way, not Alley Jim." 

"I'm different, that's why," said Jim. 
"I've quit the gang. I'm doing different 
and feeling different." 

"What made you different, Jim?" 

"That's the curious part ; I don't know." 
The young man stared meditatively at the 
child, and the child finished the tongue 
and bread. He inquired, "Want any 
more?" She shook her head. "There 
isn't any more," he explained, "but I just 
had the curiosity to know how much you 
could take aboard." 

"I'm an awful eater," Agnes remarked, 
"and I reckon I could eat lots more if it 
was a change, but you can't hold on forever 
with the same thing, you know. Jim, I want 
to ask you—" she looked shrewdly toward 
where her father lay unconscious upon the 
mattress, then lowered her voice — "Do 
you remember the time you tried to get 
papa to let me stop dancing? And you 
said something I've thought of ever since. 
It was like this : 'Go d lives.' " 

"What of it?" returned Jim. "Of course 
lie does." 

"But who is he?" Agnes asked. "Where 
does he live?" 

Alley Jim stared at her with his immov- 
able black eves. "Haven't you ever heard 
of— of him, Aggie?" She shook her head. 
"Well, I reckon not," he nodded ; "he ain't 
no particular favorite in old Smoky. You 
just know his name from folks swearing, I 
guess. I'm not the one to tell you any- 
thing about him. It's little enough I know, 
Aggie." 

"But I'd like to know who he is," said 
Agnes. "Ever'body seems to of heard of 
him, but papa won't let me mention his 
name. He hates him, and I guess he's 
'fraid of him, too. But I want to know. 
And papa's asleep now, so he can't hear us 
talking." 

"It's this way," said Alley Jim, doubt- 
fully, "not as I am any speaker or a public 
man, but it's this way ; now we get at it 
this way. Who made the world?" 

Agnes meditated upon this for several 
minutes, then shook her head. "Nobody, I 
reckon," she said. "It was here since I 
can remember." 

"Now you take the stars," said Jim, "and 
the sky. to sav nothing of the sun and 
moon. Where'd they come from? Why, 
somebody made 'em, same's that loaf of 
bread you ate. They was melted and 
mixed up and rolled out, and cooked, and 
there they are. You never knew a loaf of 
bread to pop out of the ground, did you, 



nobody knowing where it came from, and 
people saying maybe it just happened, like 
a stone? No, sir. Whenever you see 
victuals you know there was somebody to 
cook 'em ; and whenever you see a star, you 
know there was somebody to whittle it out 
of bright, shiny stuff and stick it up there 
where you see it. Verv well, that's God. 
He makes all those things people can't 
make, else they wouldn't be made, don't 
you see ? That's how you come ; God made 
you. Men couldn't make you any more 
than they could me. You go out and try 
to make a man. What'll you do? Why, 
you'll make a fizzle, that's all. And "et 
I'm made, and so are you. Who did it? 
It must have been God. I ain't a public 
speaker, but I guess I can cart this idea 
around in front of you so you can see it, 
hey, Aggie ?" 

Agnes looked at him in solemn awe. "But, 
Jim. wouldn't I of been if God hadn't made 
me? And wouldn't you. wouldn't nobody?" 

"Nobody in the world," cried Jim, de- 
cidedly. 

"Oh, Jim, then why don't people love 
God? I do; don't you?" 

(To be Continued.) 



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Bethany and the region round about. At 
a night meeting on Salt Run, Ohio, he 
arose before a full house, announced the 
hymn in usual manner, and requested some 
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"I hope some brother will raise the tune." 
All were silent. Closing the book he said : 
"The apostle James says: 'Is any merry, let 
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Returning Good for Evil. 

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and said to him: "If it is any satisfaction 
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can do it with the assurance that you can 
never incite me to retaliate. You may de- 
pend on my doing you a kindness whenever 
it is in my power." 

"Comfortably Fixed." 

Mr. Wightman's hospitalitv has been 
mentioned. Tables were carried out in the 
yard, under the shadowing maples, plenti- 
fully loaded with provisions. There was 
neither stint in the supply nor attempt to 
number the people who partook thankfully of 
the profusion set before them. After dis- 
posing of his guests one night, Wightman 
came to Wm. Hayden and said: "Brother 
Hayden, the best lodging I can give vou is 
on the floor, for everything is full." "I 
will not sleep on vour hard floor." said the 
witty William. So taking two benches he 
placed them together and camped down on 
them, sayinsr. "Now I am comfortably fixed 
for the night." 

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ville circuit, named James Findlay, and our 
little neighborhood, being but seven miles 
from Barnesville, was included in the "cir- 
cuit." Father and mother, having united 
themselves with the Methodists, took their 
four children to meeting when the preacher 
in charge was present, and, as they hon- 
estly supposed, had us dedicated to the 
Lord in the sacred rite of baptism, by the 
"office and ministry" of Mr. Findlay. Rath- 
er an amusing incident occurred on this 
occasion. David, then the babe, had learned 
to say a few things, one of which was the 
word enough, which he would shout vocif- 
erously when anything occurred not agree- 
able to 'him. Just as the gentleman was re- 
peating the formula, and scattering a few 
drops of water upon the child's face, he 
cried out at the top of his voice "enough ! 
enough! enough!" to the great discomfiture 
of the preacher and the devout members, 
and th.e amusement of the less serious of 
the congregation. 

Gunning for the Baptizer. 

On one occasion during this vear. I 
preached on Sandy Creek, some eight or 
nine miles above Minerva, in Stark county, 
Ohio. I gave an invitation, to which a 
woman responded, and I baptized her on 
the same day. which was the Lord's day. 
I left an appointment at the place for the 
following Thursday evening, came back at 
the appointed time, and opened the services 
as usual. Soon after I began to speak, I 
observed in the crowd a man who was 
weeping, and who continued to weep until 
I concluded with an invitation to sinners, 
when he promptly came forward and gave 
me his hand, as an indication that he de- 
sired to obey. I immersed him the same 
hour of the night. Next morning-, in com- 
pliance with his urgent solicitation, I called 



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to see him at his own house. I never saw 
a man happier, or one that appeared to re- 
joice more at his release from sin and from 
bondage to Satan. He told me that on 
Monday morning, after the evening of the 
immersion of his wife, he took his rifle and 
watched the road for hours where he 
thought I would pass that forenoon. He 
knew where I lodged over night, and 
watched with the full and deliberate inten- 
tion of shooting me for having immersed 
his wife. 



A Poser. 

The following conversation was related 
to me as having once occurred between the 

Judge and a noted Doctor E , of 

Western Pennsylvania, a popular Baptist 
preacher, and a bitter opponent of what he 
called "Campbellism." The doctor was so- 
journing at the judge's, not having any 
idea that the latter had the least sympathy 
for the views held by those whom Dr. 

E called "Campbellites." As innocently 

as a child, he said to the judge: "Judge, 
I don't know what we are to do with the 
'Campbellites.' I believe in my heart they 
will take the country unless they are 
checked. What can we do to stop their 
progress?" 

The judge was a sedate, candid old gen- 
tleman, and though by no means wanting 
in civility and courtesy, was not loquacious 
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lieve they are making considerable progress 
and I do not know how we can manage to 
stop them until we first get the Bible away 
from them." This was a poser. 




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The Windows of the Mind. 

If the windows of your mind are thrown 
wide to the sunlight there is no place for 
the darkness. 

If they are thrown wide to good cheer 
there is no room for sadness. 

If they are opened to sweet thoughts 
there is no quarter for the bitter. 

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If they are filled with gratitude there is 
no place for benefits forgot. 

If they are filled with milk of human 
kindness there is no room or refuge for 
ill will.— Chicago Tribune. 



Just as sweetness comes from the bark 
of the cinnamon when bruised, so can the 
spirit of the Cross of Christ bring beauty 
and holiness and peace out of the bruised 
and broken heart. — Frederick IV. Robert- 
son. 

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A Cure for Low Spirits. 

Take one ounce of the seeds of resolu- 
tion, properly mixed with the oil of good 
conscience. Infuse into a large spoonful of 
salts of patience ; distil very gently a com- 
posing plant called "Others' Woes," which 
you will find in every part of the Garden 
of Life growing under the broad leaves of 
disguise. Gather a handful of the blos- 
soms of hope ; then sweeten them properly 
with a syrup made of the balm of provi- 
dence, and if you can get any seeds of true 
friendship, you will have the most valuable 
medicine that can be administered. But 
you must be careful that you get the right 
seed of true friendship, as there is a seed 
which very much resembles it, called self- 
interest, which will spoil the whole compo- 
sition. Make the ingredients up into pills, 
which may be called pills of comfort. Take 
one night and morning, and in a short time 
the cure wil be complete. — People's Friend 
Almanac. 

The soul that is set to heavenly music 
can never be out of tune. — A. B. S. 



Husband Study. 

I wish girls could all be made to under- 
stand how important it is for them to study 
their husbands, and never stop ; to know 
how they will be repaid if they do so, and 
if they try to realize that they are one, yet 
with two different natures, and see if they 
can not make the new nature part of their 
own, and adapt their ideas to each other. 
O, how close together you can grow, and 
how far apart you could get if you didn't 
stop to think and try to understand each 
other ! I know now how much I have to 
thank a good mother for, and I see so 
many young married people who seem to 
be gradually pulling apart, without knowing 
the reason why. They cared enough at 
first — but the little things seemed trivial 
then — and now they don't realize that it was 
just the little things bunched together that 
made the general discontented feeling. 

Never hesitate, girls, to speak frankly 
in a good, friendly way about anything. 
Discuss everything you are in doubt about, 



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and make him understand that it is the lit- 
tle, wee things that count with women. If 
he forgets some of ' his little attentions 
after you are married, don't keep your 
grievance to yourself; tell him of it and ask 
him to try to remember that it is these 
tiny little things that go to make up your 
happiness. Tell him in a nice way. and you 
will find that if you are as considerate of 
his thoughts and feelings he will gradually 
get where the little things are never forgot- 
ten, and you will find your lives growing 
closer all the time, and his love for you 
greater instead of less. I have proved it 
and I speak from my own happiness, and 
four years of trying hard to live up to my 
mother's precepts. — Good Housekeeping. 

New Way to Ripen Fruit. 

B. H. Thwaite, an English electrician, is 
authority for the statement that fresh fruits 
and berries are commercially possible even 
in cold climates all the year around, the 
ripening processs being accomplished by 
electric light. Extensive experiments have 
ben carried on at Manchester, with results 
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The fruit, under the electric light treat- 
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Her Gift. 

A poor blind woman at a missionary 
meeting in Paris put twenty-seven francs 
in the plate. "You can not afford so much," 
said one. "Yes, sir, I can," she answered. 
On being asked to explain, she said : "I 
am blind, and I said to my fellow straw- 
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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



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Preserving Health and Beauty. 



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Charcoal sweetens the breath after eat- 
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and completely neutralizes a disagreeable 
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Charcoal effectually clears and improves 
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in the year for oil for your lamps when it 
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Wrongly Labeled. 

I saw a few days ago a gardener's label 
bearing the bold and conspicuous legend, 
"The King's Own," and the plant it labeled 
was dead. A boastful label; but no sign 
nor promise of floral wealth and beauty ! A 
flaunting dogma ; but no corroborating wit- 
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Get Busy. 

Don't say, "There's nothing doing; 

It's no sort of use to try." 
There's heaps of things a-brewing 

For a ten-strike, by and by; 
And the man to whom it's coming 

Is hot upon the trail; 
Not in a corner, humming: 

"Guess— I'll— fail!" 

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When you're looking 'round for work. 
A man of pluck advances, 

But excuses mark the shirk. 
Just you make a place and fill it; 

Be certain you will win. 
A hole is wanted? Drill it; 

You'll— fit— in! 
— Arthur Chamberlain, in Leslie's Weekly. 



Teacher : "Johnny, what is a hypo- 
crite?" Johnny: "A boy wot comes to 
school wid a smile on' his face." 



Some Riddles, New and Old. 

Which is the swifter, heat or cold? Heat, 
because you can catch cold. 

Why does a Russian soldier wear brass 
buttons on his coat, and an Austrian soldier 
wear steel ones? To keep his coat but- 
toned. 

What is the difference between an old 
cent and a new dime? Nine cents. 

When is a bee a great nuisance? When 
it is a humbug. 

What is the difference between a hill and 
a pill? One is hard to get up, the other 
hard to get down. 

Why is a lazy dog like a hill? Because 
he is a slow nup (slope up). 

A man and a goose once went up in a 
balloon together, the balloon burst and they 
landed on a church steeple. How did the 
man get down? Plucked the goose. 

A man had twenty-six (twenty sick) 
sheep and one died, how many remained? 
Nineteen. 

What is the oldest table in the world? 
The multiplication table. 

Whv is a professional thief very com- 
fortable? Because he usually takes things 
easv. 

Whv is A like a honeysuckle? Because 
B follows it. — Children's Magazine. 

@ @ 

Speaking of kindergartens for colored 
children calls to mind the experiences of a 
matron who was teaching one of the little 
colored girls on her plantation how to 
spell. She used a pictorial primer, and over 
each word was its accompanying picture. 
Polly glibly spelled "ox" and "box," etc. 
But the teacher thought she was making 
"right rapid progress," so she put her hand 
over the picture and said : "Polly, what 
does 'o-x' spell?" "Ox." answered Polly, 
nimblv. "How do you know that it spells 
'ox,' Polly?" "Seed his tail," replied the 
apt Polly. 

The Tramp Dog at the Picnic. 

The picnic grounds were growing bare 
and dry and well tramped down, for sum- 
mer was drawing to a close. The children 
were sitting in the shade of a tall elm after 
dinner, watching the play of the waves on 
the sandy beach, when a tramp dog came 
wandering along. He was gaunt and be- 
draggled, poor fellow," as if he had never 
known tender care. He sneaked about 
among the covered baskets back of the 



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sponded ; and, when he had eaten a good 
dinner, he tried in every wav known to dog 
nature to express his gratitude. 

Kindness is a language that is alwavs 
understood ; it meets with response wher- 
ever it is found, and wins back lost confi- 
dence. 



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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 


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For the 


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CONTENTS. 

Centennial Propaganda 103 

Current Events 104 

Editorial — 

Brother Morrison's Explanation. .. 105 

A New Study of 'Some Old Doc- 
trines 105 

Notes and Comments 106 

Editor's Easy Chair 107 

Contributed Articles — 

The Plan of Human Redemption. 
W. J. Russell 108 

The Practice of Christian Union. 
Charles Clayton Morrison 108 

The Elderburg Association 109 

As Seen from the Dome. F. D. 
Power in 

Life, Not Death (poem). Metta 
Crane Newton in 

Good Tidings from Dr. W. C. Wid- 

dowson .....' 112 

Current Literature 113 

Our Budget 115 

News from Many Fields '....119 

Dedications 121 ■ 

The Work of the Year 122 

Evangelistic j 2 ^ 

Sunday-school ' 124 

Midweek Prayer-meeting 124 

Christian Endeavor 125 

Obituaries I2 g 

The Home Department 127 



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Number 4. 




CENTENNIAL PROPAGANDA 

CHURCHES OF! CHRIST 



CENTENNIAL GLEAMINGS. 

No one anions- us in recent years has 
done more to purify the great temple of 
State than Brother Brooks, whose article on 
Civic Righteousness and the Centennial 
follows. Few, if any, did more than he to 
make possible the Folk regimen in Mis- 
souri; and in his adopted state he is de- 
voting exceptionally high abilities to secure 
for the Decalogue practical recognition in 
the affairs of the commonwealth. Hosts of 
friends will be pleased to see this entire 
page assigned him for the exposition of 
this, his favorite theme. 



Civic Righteousness and the Centennial. 

BY CRAYTON S. BROOKS. 

Among all the great themes which have 
received enthusiastic attention in the Cen- 
tennial Propaganda, the subject of Civic 
Righteousness has been neglected. 

If our religion is live and practical, if it 
is real Christianity, it will find expression 
in a splendid citizenship, Bryan, Roose- 
velt, Folk, LaFollette, Jerome, Hughes, 
Moran, and others have done and are do- 
ing a splendid work in behalf of a revival 
of civic righteousness in the nation. These 
mighty heroes of peace do not always have 
that aggressive and unanimous support of 
the church which they deserve, 

I know that this subject will cause cer- 
tain misguided disciples of partisan politics 
to blow a blast of warning against the dan- 
ger of a union of church and state. I do 
not plead for such a union. We do not 
need more politics in our religion. We have 
too much already. But we need more 
religion, more Christianity, in our politics. 
The reader who can not differentiate be- 
tween, these two statements need have no 
uneasiness as to his eternal future. The 
Lord will take care of him. 

The gifted John J. Ingalls, of Kansas, 
once said that purity in politics is an irides- 
cent dream and that there is no place in 
politics for the Ten Commandments or the 
Sermon on the Mount. Kansas retired the 
brilliant orator to private life. His friends 
said that it was due to his position on a 
certain great national question, but this is 
not true. The conscience of Kansas was 
sound and her heart was true and she re- 
tired her most gifted statesman because 
his ideas and ideals of political integrity 
were low. 

The public press has told remarkable 
stories of graft and intrigue in a dozen 
states and a score of great cities. We have 
seen colossal insurance frauds exposed and 
have been witnesses of the purchase of 
seats in the senate of the United States. 
It is not that there is more unrighteousness 
m the country to-day than formerly, but 
;t is true that these officers excite more 
indignation than formerly, and receive 
more publicity. We have this day reached 
a critical period in the religious and civil 
developmental' our country. In the midst 
of an era of unprecedented material pros- 
perity, such as the world has never before 
seen in any country, there is greater op- 



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portunity for the use of reckless methods 
in money-getting and greater temptation to 
extravagance and its attendant evil results. 
With the work of reform barely begun, the 
question now is, shall we complete the task 
or shall we lapse back into the old condi- 
tions? 

We have all about concluded that the 
occasion, if not the cause, of our local as 
well as state and national corruption lies 
in the blindness, stupidity, prejudices, or 
carelessness of the people. Dr. Parkhurst 
says that 99 per cent of the people care 
nothing for matters of government. His 
percentage is too high, but there is too 
much truth in what he says. We hold 
that all the churches should be one, in real 
organic union, but if that is impossible now, 
on account of differences of theological 
opinion, we should certainly be a unit 
against iniquity. The Christian should re- 
member that he is also a citizen and owes 
certain duties to the state. In time of 
peace there is little need for the soldier, 
but there is a crying need of heroes who 
are willing to live for their country. Every 
citizen of the republic ought to read .the 
article of Governor Joseph W. Folk, of 
Missouri, on the "Soldiers of Peace," ap- 
pearing in the "Youth's Companion" of 
January 3, 1907. 

Jesus ■ said, "Render unto Caesar the 
things that are Caesar's," and in that pun- 
gent saying he has commanded obedience 
to civil laws and has declared for the 
highest patriotism. In the midst of the 
awful carnage of war, Lincoln warned the' 
people against the gravest of all dangers ; 
the subordination of the people through 
their blind party prejudices to the selfish, 
thieving schemes of designing men. It is 
said in defence of the plain citizen that 
he has no voice in the public affairs. If 
citizens have no voice it is because they 
have demanded none. In a recent impor- 
tant election in the city of St. Louis one- 
fifth of the voters went to the polls. Four- 
fifths were too busy, or, because of indif- 
ference, remained away. The busy lawyer, 
physician, minister, artist, merchant prince, 
clerk or other professional and business 
men were too much occupied with their 
own affairs to register their opinions at the 
polls. These four-fifths of the voting pop- 
ulation have small right to complain if the 
remaining one-fifth, composed largely of the 
saloon and criminal elements, secured what 
they wanted in the "city election. 

In his charge to the jury recently a cer- 
tain judge said. "The spider weaves its 
web in the palaces and the owl hoots its 
plaint in the towers of the Greeks and Ro- 
mans, because they permitted bribery and 
the bribed to administer their government/' 
We read history and straightway forget its 
lessons. By these historic methods it may 
be that we have begun to dig our own na- 
tional grave. 

There are those who object to ministers 
or laymen speaking one word on these 
subjects because they believe in "keeping 
politics out of religion." So do I. But it 
should be our most fervent desire to thor- 
oughly impregnate politics with religion. 




The simple teaching of Jesus will affect 
politics only for good. Those who so se- 
riously protest are only those whose prac-, 
tices the religion of Christ condemns. Is 
it preaching politics to say, "Thou shalt 
not steal" ? Then condemn Moses for the 
same offence, and Almighty God, who 
spoke through Moses. Is it preaching pol- 
itics to quote the command of God, "Thou 
shalt not bear false witness against thy 
neighbor," or "Thou shalt not covet"? 
Then the Almighty has been preaching pol- 
itics from the beginning, giving us excellent 
precedent. Christ, in the sacred temple, 
scourged the money changers and drove 
them out, and taught us by that example 
that no place is so sacred that in it we can 
not denounce wrong. And yet many graft- 
ing, thieving politicians object strenuously 
to the Christian and more especially to the 
minister taking a hand in politics. So does 
the devil. 

The Centennial should develop a mighty 
army of independent voters. The hope of 
the country lies not in the blind partisan 
who always "votes her straight," but in the 
intelligent, independent voter. It is a hope- 
ful sign when men like Taft will, on the 
stump, declare against Boss Cox and his 
den of thieves in Cincinnati. The vote of 
Missouri, Massachusetts, Minnesota and 
Pennsylvania in recent elections ought to en- 
courage the friends of good government, in 
that it shows independence of gang rule. 
Pennsylvania in 1904 gave to Roosevelt 
a plurality of 503.000; but it was my good 
fortune to be at Newcastle a little more 
than a year ago when tha^t same. great state 
elected an honest, capable Democratic state 
official by a plurality of 100,000. This dif- 
ference of 600,000 votes means that there 
are 300,000 independent voters in Pennsyl- 
vania. 

Whatever may be the history of the past, 
no self-respecting citizen can be a hide- 
bound partisan now. The difference be- 
tween the two great parties now . is the 
distinction between tweedle dum and twee- 
die dee. Some one asked recently, "What 
does the Democratic party stand for?" and 
a facetious Texas editor answers truthfully, 
"Because the Republicans will not get up 
and give us the leather-covered chairs." 
The only difference between the parties that 
I can see is that one is, in and the other 
is out. It is not so important in elections 
that the states or the nation go Democratic 
04- Republican, but it is important that they 
go honest. To pass honest, capable men 
and elect selfish, thieving spoilsmen to pub- 
lic office is like passing by a Daniel Webster 
and asking an African ape to speak in his 
stead. The good people are in the major- 
ity everywhere, in every state and city. 
They must lay aside party prejudices and 
vote together for honest government or our 
glorious Republic will repeat the history 
of Greece and Rome. Mr. Root said in the 
New York City election of 1905, "The selec- 
tion of a district attorney is not so much 
a question of one party against another, 
as it is of all honest people against all the 
crooks and criminals of every kind." In 
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Jaxuasy 24, T907. 




It has recently been discovered by the 

public that, just as prohibition does not al- 

„. . ways prohibit, so the 

The Block . , , 

block system does not 

necessarily block. We 
have all been crying for the compulsory 
adoption of the block system on all rail- 
roads as a means of preventing accidents 
and saving life, when suddenly an accident 
costing scores of lives occurs where the 
block system is in operation. What is the 
matter with the system? Nothing at all, 
the matter is with the men who work it. 
The block system displays signals by which 
the engineer, if he is awake, may know 
whether the track ahead is clear. But if it 
happens that the engineer, as in this case, 
has had thirty-three hours of consecutive 
service, one need not be surprised if he 
happens to be nodding when he passes the 
block, and it is no evidence of moral tur- 
pitude on his part if he does so. The re- 
sulting accident is not the fault of the sys- 
tem. Again, one of the great railroad 
presidents has been saying that the require- 
ments of traffic every day on every big road 
in the country compel two or even three 
trains to be at some time within the same 
block. If roads are so operated that en- 
gineers must get accustomed to passing a 
danger-signal without regarding it the value 
of the signal is largely destroyed. It has 
been wisely observed that no machine can 
be made fool-proof. No system for pre- 
venting railroad accidents, or for doing any- 
thing else of much consequence, can be 
devised in which the human element will 
not be as essential as the machine. The 
block system is perhaps the best method 
yet devised for preventing railroad acci- 
dents, but it will not prevent them unless 
it is worked by men who are taught and 
trained to work it, and who are kept at 
their highest degree of efficiency by proper 
conditions of living and limited hours of 
work. 



Church and 
State. 



Cardinal Richard, archbishop of Paris, in 
his published appeal to the people of Paris 
against what he calls 
the spoliation of the 
church in France by 
the government's recent action, says : "It 
must not be forgotten that the church was 
born and grew great in poverty, and that 
it attaches no importance to the possession 
of material goods." We are glad to hear 
that. If Cardinal Richard can persuade 
the faithful in France that it is of no con- 
sequence what happens to the material as- 
sets of the church, the present excitement 
will very soon subside. In justice to the 
state, however, one should not lose sight 
of the fact that the question is not as to the 
religious use of the property of the church, 
but only as to the manner of holding it. 
The state insists that the church shall hold 
its property in a manner prescribed by law. 
The church insists on holding its property 



as it pleases. The method of holding prop- 
erty is a legal and not a religious question. 
The state is strictly within its province 
when- it enacts legislation on this subject. 
It is the modern phase of the old "investi- 
ture" controversy. In feudal days, the 
bishops, as large land-holders were mem- 
bers of a complicated secular organization 
with tenants under them and feudal over- 
lords above them, while, at the same time, 
they were members of a religious hier- 
archy. The bishop was a baron, as well as 
a priest. Then the question arose whether 
the bishop-baron could escape the common 
obligations and duties of all other barons. 
It was a long fight and the outcome of it 
was a practical working agreement that in 
the discharge of their secular functions, 
prelates were subject to secular control. 
They were ?ood Catholics who insisted 
upon so much secular control of the church 
three centuries before Luther. It is the 
purest humbug for Cardinal Richard, or the 
Pope, or any one else, to profess that the 
government's present attitude is hostile to 
Christianity. 

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The first installment of the life of Mrs. 
Eddy in "McClure's Magazine," has called 
forth a prompt and 



whole thing seems to be largely a question 
of veracity between Mrs. Eddy and her new 
biographer, and the reader can afford to 
take time before deciding the issue, if he 
cares to decide it at all. 



The Life of 
Mrs. Eddy. 



emphatic reply from 
Mrs. Eddy herself. 
This, in itself, is a somewhat notable 
achievement. Any one who can smoke out 
Mrs. Eddy or Mr. Rockefeller is, doing dis- 
tinctly well. The writer of this biography, 
which claims to be based on a careful study 
of the original documents and other first- 
hand evidences, asserts that Mary Baker 
was a spoiled and petulant child ; that she 
had fits; that her education was extremely 
meager ; that she was solely dependent 
upon the charity of her friends and family 
for her. support after the death of her first 
husband; and that her divorce from her 
second husband was not granted for the 
reason which she has stated. None of these 
things are crimes, but some of them are 
not compliments and all of them conflict 
with the published statements of Mrs. Eddy 
about herself. To all and sundry of the 
above, the defendant enters a general de- 
nial. She says she was a good, sweet, 
lovable child ; that she learned Greek and 
Hebrew from her brother, and taught 
school for awhile; that after the , death of 
Mr. Glover, she had an ample support 
from her writing (this was when she was 
23 or 24 years of age and she does 
not specify what the nature of these 
writings was) ; and that. whatever 
(he court record says about it, her former 
statement about the divorce is true. About 
the only thins; in the biography which is not 
denied, is the statement that she joined the 
church a f 'he age of seventeen. It would 
be hard to deny this, for the entry in the 
church record is reproduced in photo- 
graphic fac simile, showing. the date. It is 
an interesting trifle, too, in view of the fact 
that Mrs. Eddy has published a touching 
story of her conversion, including a preco- 
cious religious experience, and the joining 
of the church at the aa:e of twelve. The 



Negro 
Soldiers. 



Preservation 
Ruins. 



of 



Suppose a man has a coachman and a 
butler. Suppose there is positive and in- 
disputable evidence 
that one of the two 
has robbed his em- 
ployer and killed a member of the family. 
Suppose, furthermore, that it happens to be 
impossible to tell which of the two men is 
the guilty one. In such case, what would 
a sensible man do? Would he keep the 
thief and murderer in his employ lest he 
should do injustice to the innocent servant 
by discharging him? Or would he dis- 
charge them both for the sake of protecting 
his property and the lives of his family? 
The Brownsville case is parallel to this. 
Even the most critical members of the sen- 
ate do not seem inclined to deny that some 
members of the discharged companies were 
guilty of serious crimes, and are therefore 
to be regarded as dangerous and lawless 
persons ; but they do seem inclined to the 
opinion that neither the coachman nor the 
butler should be discharged until the guilt 
has been personally located, and that mean- 
while the employer must take his chances. 
It does not look that way to us. The gov- 
ernment surely ought to have the same 
right to protect itself that any individual 
has. 

There is a growing interest in the preser- 
vation of the ruins and memorials of the 
prehistoric races in 
North America. Most 
of those east of the 
Mississippi have already been swept away, 
but in many parts of the west there are 
antiquities which are well worthy of study 
and preservation. It is to the newest part 
of our country that we must go to study 
archaeology. The man who says we have 
no antiquities in the United States forgets 
that the people of Greece and Rome, 
although the most highly civilized, were 
not the only peoples of the ancient world 
who lived and wrought and built. The 
government is taking steps to preserve all 
antiquities which are on public lands, for- 
est reserves, national parks or Indian reser- 
vations. The matter is now under the 
jurisdiction of the secretary of agriculture 
and the secretary of the interior, and much 
closer supervision than heretofore will be 
exe'cised over the excavation of the hun- 
dreds of ruined cities of the aborigines in 
our west and southwest. 

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"Without a grave, — unknelled — un- 

crjfuned and unknown!'' That describes 
the fate that came to 
many a human being 
'it Kingston, capi- 
tal city of beautiful Jamaica. Earth- 
quake, fire and tidal wave have com- 
pletely destroyed the city and perhaps a 
thousand lives have been lost. The first 
quake came without warning, with the 
people thronging the streets. Fire fol- 
lowed, and other quakes, as at San Fran- 
cisco and Valparaiso, and later a tidal 
wave. American warships were the first 
to take relief. Many of the dead have 
been burned in great funeral pyres. 



Destruction of 
' Kingston. 



January 24, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



105 




Brother Morrison's Explanation. 

In another place will be found the first 
installment of an article by Bro. Charles 
Clayton Morrison, minister of the Monroe 
Street church, Chicago, in explanation and 
defense of the recent action of his congre- 
gation, as commented upon in a late issue 
of The Christian-Evangelist. We are 
very glad to give Brother Morrison this 
opportunity of explanation and defense. 

Brother Morrison says that "the implica- 
tion of. our customary practice in refusing 
to accept letters from other churches and 
to receive their members into our churches 
is that they are not Christian churches nor 
their members Christian people." This 
statement is inaccurate for, as a matter of 
fact, we do receive members from other 
churches into our fellowship, both by letter 
and by statement, when it is known that 
they have previously been baptized. What 
our brother means is, that,' in refusing to 
accept unimmersed persons from other 
churches into our fellowship we deny that 
such churches are Christian churches and 
that such members are Christians. We 
deny this implication. The question as 
to whether churches practicing affu- 
sion are Christian churches, or whether the_ 
members of such churches are Christians, 
is not raised at all by our adhering faith- 
fully to our understanding of the New 
Testament conditions of church member- 
ship. Baptists, for instance, require im- 
mersion as a condition of church member- 
ship, and do not say by such action that 
none others are Christians but those who 
have been immersed. The church, in the 
sense in which we are now employing that 
term, is an objective, tangible, visible or- 
ganization of believers, which, in' the na- 
ture of things, and in common with all 
organizations, has its fixed terms of initia- 
tion. Human institutions fix these terms 
to suit themselves. The church, being a 
divine institution, has its conditions of 
membership fixed by divine authority. Its 
membership is made up, so far as we can 
know, of Christians, but God has not said, 
and we are not authorized to say, that there 
are no Christians outside of these local and 
visible organizations. What we are re- 
quired to do, is to be faithful to the New 
Testament terms- of church membership as 
we understand them. 

True, our plea for the union of Chris- 
tians implies that there are Christian peo- 
ple outside our churches. It does not im- 
ply, however, that these Christians, or the 
churches of which they are members, can 
be united, except upon some mutually 
agreed-upon basis of union, and our posi- 
tion is that there is no such basis except 
that which is clearly taught in the New 
Testament. Brother Morrison says, "Our 
problem is, to remove the contradiction be- 
tween our practice and our belief." The 
supposed contradiction here is, no doubt, 
the admission that there may be Christians 
who, though obeying Christ to the best of 



their knowledge, have not accepted all the 
New Testament terms of membership, and, 
therefore, have not been regarded as 
eligible to membership in our churches. 
Where does the "contradiction'' exist, 
except in the mind of the writer 
who makes no distinction between 
"the only practicable basis of union," di- 
vinely authenticated, and the terms upon 
which God may, in his goodness, accept 
those who do not see their way to accept 
such basis? This view would open the 
door of membership to those holding con- 
flicting views about the action of baptism, 
proper subjects of baptism, the relation of 
faith to baptism, and infant church mem- 
bership — questions which strike down to 
the very foundation of the church. 

Our brother's idea that his church can 
preserve, without compromise, its basis of 
unity and its program of restoration of 
the Christianity of the New Testament as 
the only basis for union, while receiving 
into its fellowship those who have not ac- 
cepted this basis of union, is an illusion 
which only time is necessary to dispel. To 
the extent that the new departure succeeds 
in bringing in members who do not accept 
the basis of union on which the church 
stands, the church will be "a house divided 
against itself." Moreover, this practice, if 
continued, will have to be defended, and 
already we notice that our brother, in a 
sermon justifying his action, speaks of "the 
decline of the dogma of immersion," a 
phrase which no man uses except when he 
is seeking to defend a departure from New 
Testament practice, and a statement which 
we are sure the facts do not justify. 

Brother [Morrison's, remark, that the 
church is seeking to embody in its practice 
two things — "the admission that other 
churches arc Christian churches and that 
immersion is the only practicable form 
of baptism upon which the church can 
unite," suggests two very obvious state- 
ments in reply: The first is that we are 
not called upon nor authorized to "em- 
body" any opinion or conviction of our own 
in the terms of church membership which 
we require. The opinion may or may not 
be correct, but in either case we are held 
to the constitutional requirements of the 
church, as they are given in the New Tes- 
tament. The second remark is. Why 
should our brother say that "immersion is 
the only practicable form of baptism upon 
which the. church can unite," when his 
practice indicates that it is not at all essen- 
tial to union, since he is "practicing Chris- 
tian union" by ignoring it in certain cases? 
After all, it is not "practicing Christian 
union" to depart from "the onlv baptism 
upon which all Christians can unite." It 
is only an effort to get at these peo- 
ple, that they may ultimately be made to ac- 
cept the true basis of union. But since, as 
we have pointed out in a former article, 
we may get at them just as well, and more 
effectively, without compromising our prac- 
tice, there seems to be no adequate motive 
for such departure. 

It does not meet this difficulty to say 
that the immersed and the unimmersed 
may "come together without raising the 
question of baptism," for it must be raised 



either before or after they come together; 
and, indeed, they have not "come together" 
in their understanding of baptism and the 
terms of church membership, until they do 
settle this question. Why raise the ques- 
tion of baptism with those coming into the 
church by primary obedience? May such 
not have honest convictions about baptism 
different from those which the church 
holds? Why not give them the same lib- 
erty given to others bringing letters, and 
sprinkle or pour water upon them? Brother 
Morrison's answer to this would be that 
he does not believe in that form of baptism 
and could not conscientiously practice it. 
How then can he accept that which he can 
not himself do, when it is done by another? 
Of course, the easy way around that diffi- 
culty on the part of the candidate would 
be for him to unite with some Pedo-bap- 
tist church, and then secure a letter of 
commendation and offer it to Brother Mor- 
rison, who would be bound to accept it! 
A course of action involving such incon- 
sistencies can not be based on truth. 

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A New Study of Some Old 
Doctrines. 

III. How Faith Saves. 

We have already seen that faith is the 
soul's vision. We are told that Moses was 
enabled to endure the afflictions of his 
time "as seeing him who is invisible." 
This is the office of faith in one of its 
most important aspects. To see God by 
spiritual vision is the highest quest of the 
human soul. Through all the ages, since 
man has been upon the earth, God has 
been seeking to disclose himself to men. 
This is why he "at sundry times and in 
divers manners spake in time past unto the 
fathers in the prophets," and why "in these 
last days he lias spoken unto us in his 
Son." 

We are too apt to think of revelation as 
intended simply to give us knowledge of 
God's will concerning us. It certainly does 
that, but back of God's will is his charac- 
ter, and we never can fully understand 
God's will until we know' his character. 
"And this is life eternal, that they should 
know him the only true God, and him 
whom thou didst send, even Jesus Christ." 
All progress in religion has come about 
through a better knowledge of God. The 
chief reason why the various systems of 
theology which were once in vogue have 
had their day and ceased to be. is because 
they are seen to be inconsistent with the 
character of God. Certain theories of the 
atonement and of future punishment, once 
deemed to be the very essence of ortho- 
doxy, are now- repudiated because they do 
violence to the character of God as we now 
know him. The final test of every doc- 
trine, of every institution, and every form 
of worship, is its harmony with the char- 
acter of God. The progress of knowledge 
as to the character of God in Old Testa- 
ment times, is indicated by the new names 
applied to him, for these names expressed 
the highest conception which the men of 
different ages have had of the Almighty. 

We have said, in a former article, that 
the faith that justifies is faith in Christ. 



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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 24, 1907. 



We can now see., in the light of the above 
truths, why faith in Christ is the essential 
faith. Jesus Christ is the perfect revela- 
tion of God. He came to show us the 
Father. No man knoweth the Father but 
the Son and '"he to whomsoever the Son 
willeth to reveal him." We see manifes- 
tations of God's power and wisdom and 
glory in the material universe, but we see 
his true character, as the God of grace 
and truth, of love and of infinite compas- 
sion, and yet of righteousness and holiness, 
in Jesus Christ. "For the law was given 
through Moses ; grace and truth came 
through Jesus Christ. No man hath seen 
God at any time ; the only begotten Son 
who is in the bosom of the father, He 
hath declared him." This, then, is the 
reason why faith in Christ is the essential 
saving faith. It conveys the true, knowl- 
edge of God. 

This shows the central place which 
Christ holds in the Christian system. This 
is why he could say, "I am the light of 
the world." These are the considerations 
that have led the advocates of this Refor- 
mation to exalt Christ, in his official char- 
acter and divine personality, as the creed 
of Christianity. There have been those 
who have criticised our position on this 
point, as defective, in that the confession 
of faith, which we require, is inadequate. 
But such criticism fails to take notice of 
the fact that God has revealed his char- 
acter, his will, his grace and his truth, 
through Christ and that in -receiving Christ, 
as the Son of God and the revealer of God, 
we receive all that God would reveal to 
us through him, including God the Father 
and the Holy Spirit, our Guide and Com- 
forter. The theology of the future will 
recognize, in this advance step, this seizing 
upon the central truth of Christianity as 
the essential and vital faith which includes 
all necessary truth, one of the chief con- 
tributions made during the nineteenth cen- 
tury to the simplification of Christianity, 
the unity of faith, and a better knowledge 
of God. 

Faith saves, then, by enabling us to see 
God in Christ, and seeing him, to be won 
by the perfection of his character and es- 
pecially by his love for humanity, as man- 
ifested in the gift of his Son. This vision 
of God in Christ awakens an answering 
love in the human heart toward God, begets 
a new life through the Spirit, and so brings 
the soul into loving allegiance to God.' 
There is no other way o-f salvation than 
this. In the cross of Christ we have the 
highest manifestation of God's love of man 
and his hatred of sin. This is the very 
heart of the gospel which is "the power of 
God unto salvation to every one that be- 
lieves." How superficial is the objection 
sometimes urged by infidels, that faith 
is an arbitrary condition, having no power 
to influence character and conduct ! This 
may be true of a mere intellectual assent 
to certain abstract doctrines ; but it is cer- 
tainly not true of that vision of the soul 
which sees Cod in Christ, and which brings 
the mind, the heart, the conscience and 
the will, under the dominion of the higher 
ideals' revealed by Christ, and so delivers 
one from the bondage of sin. 



• Notes and Comments. 

We have received from A. B. Payne, 
clerk of the church at Old Orchard, a sub- 
urb of St. Louis, a copy of the preamble 
and resolution passed by that congregation 
on Lord's day, January 13. The preamble 
points out the business standing of Mr. 
Rockefeller as the head of the Standard 
Oil Company, charged with securing his 
-wealth by unlawful means ; that many 
charge Mr. Rockefeller with "using his ill- 
gotten millions to buy social toleration and 
immunity from the wrath of an outraged 
public;" and that "to accept hush money 
under such circumstances would in our 
opinion be to share the guilt, and subject 
the recipient to double censure;" and re- 
solving that it has heard of the gift of 
$10,000 to the Foreign Christian Missionary 
Society, with '.'sorrow and shame" and 
urging the Society to "return immediately 
the price of blood to the guilty donor," etc. 

This whole question wa-s thoroughly dis- 
cussed more than a year ago in connec- 
tion with Mr. Rockefeller's gift to the 
Congregationalists. At that time we took 
occasion to express our judgment in trie 
matter and have seen no occasion for 
changing that judgment. We pointed out 
the distinction between- the methods by 
which a man may procure his money, and 
the use he makes of it. The one may be 
very bad while the other may be the very 
best possible under the circumstances. No 
one can be in doubt as to our opinion of 
the methods pursued by the Standard Oil 
Company, for which we have no doubt 
Mr. Rockefeller is. in a degree, responsi- 
ble. W« have no word to say in justifica- 
tion of those methods. Perhaps the very 
best that can be said about that company 
is that it has been governed by the same 
spirit of selfishness in beating down com- 
petition, as far as possible, without much 
scruples as to methods, which has been 
too characteristic of other corporations and 
monopolies in American industrial life. 
But no man knows what Mr. Rockefeller's 
motive is in giving large sums of money 
for educational and missionary purposes. 
For aught any of us know, Mr. Rockefeller 
may feel compunctions of conscience as to 
some of the methods employed in build- 
ing up his fortune, and is seeking to make 
such reparation as is in his power. As it 
is the public that he and his company have 
especially wronged, perhaps he "feels that 
the best restitution he can make is to endow 
institutions and enterprises intended to pro- 
mote the public welfare. 

In any event, who has the right to come 
between Mr. Rockefeller and his purpose 
to distribute his money for worthy ends, 
and forbid him. thereby necessitating its 
use for unworthy purposes? Besides that, 
if any missionary board should undertake 
the task of determining the moral quality 
of the motives lying behind the gifts which 
they receive, before accepting .the same, 
they would have an endless task on their 
hands ; yea. an impossible task. But if a 
wrong motive on the part of the giver, or 
the fact that the monev given was secured 



by unfair means, not only deprives the 
donor of the spiritual blessing attached to 
giving, but involves in guilt those receiving 
it, and using it, then such investigation 
ought to be made. But as this would be 
impossible, then the whole matter of re- 
ceiving gifts for religious purposes would 
have to be abandoned. This is the inevita- 
ble rcductio ad absurdum of the position 
that gifts may not be received from indi- 
victuals' or corporations suspected of using 
unfair methods. , 

"We see that Mr. Rockefeller has given 
$100,000 to the Presbyterians, who are put- 
ting the larger part of it in a college in 
Egypt for educating and training native 
workers for that field. Can any one be- 
lieve that this gift will not prove a bless- 
ing to that institution, because it came from 
Mr. Rockefeller? Of course if. it were 
"hush money." or if any conditions were 
attached to the gift which would make its 
acceptance a virtual endorsement by the re- 
cipient of the business methods of the 
Standard Oil Company, no honorable per- 
son would accept it. In the absence of 
any such condition there is no reason why 
we should speak of it or regard it as "hush 
money." For our part, we are glad Mr. 
Rockefeller is giving so much of his wealth 
for educational and missionary purposes, 
for that part of it at least will continue to 
do good in the world long after the donor 
shall have gone to give an account of his 
stewardship to his Lord and Master. 
Among the sins he will have to face, we 
do not believe his gifts to charity, to edu- 
cation and to religion will be numbered. 

m 

A reader of The Christian-Evangelist 
wishes to know if the Bible teaches that 
we can absolutely know that we are saved, 
and if so, how? 

WTiat we know concerning our relation 
to God we know hy faith; but faith reaches 
a degree of certitude that borders close 
on to knowledge, and is often spoken of as 
knowledge. "For we know that if the 
earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, 
we have a building from God," etc. "We 
know that we have passed from death" into 
life, because we love the brethren." "I 
know him whom I have believed," etc. This 
faith, which mounts up to knowledge, is 
based both ..upon the sure word of God and 
upon that inner consciousness of peace 
with God, which is Christ's legacy to his 
disciples. There is no need that any one 
should be in doubt as to his salvation. Any 
one can know of a certainty whether 
he has committed himself wholly to Christ, • 
and Christ says : "Him that cometh to Me 
I will in no wise cast out." And then : 
"He that hath the Son hath life." So if 
one has spiritual life he must have the Son, 
and is of course saved. 

The Religious Education Association will 
hold its next convention at Rochester, New 
York. February 5-7. A strong program, as 
usual, has been prepared for this convention - 
and it is to be hoped that Missouri and 
other states west of the Mississippi will be 
liberally represented in this convention. 
This Association has for its great pur- 
pose, to emphasize the value of religious 
education and to lift up higher ideals and 
better methods in all religious educa- 
tional agencies. 



January 24, 1907. 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



107 



Editor's Easy Chair. 

The destructive earthquake at Jamaica 
following so soon after that of San Fran- 
cisco, the eruption' of Vesuvius, and the 
destruction of Martinique, interspersed 
with hurricanes and tornadoes here and 
there, would seem to indicate that the de- 
structive forces of the earth are in very 
active operation. If this, however, were 
the worst that could be said about the 
earth it would be a much better place to 
Jive in than it is. There are other forces 
at work far more destructive to the hu- 
man race and to the happiness and well 
being of man than the earthquake and tem- 
pest and fire. The moral ravages of sin 
in the world constitute its darkest and 
most pathetic pages of history. We have 
just been reading of the downfall, morally 
and socially, of some of our young men in 
our own community who stood high in so- 
cial circles and who occupied responsible 
business positions. The old serpent of sin 
beguiled them into the violation of their 
trusts, and the flaming sword of justice has 
driven them from their Eden of home and 
society into the disgrace of the prison and 
the felon's cell. The pathetic side of it is 
the shame and sorrow which have come to 
innocent wives, and children and parents. 
What do the so-called destructive forces of 
nature amount to as compared with the 
awful ravages of sin which go on night and 
day without ceasing, and extend as widely 
as the human race? We are powerless, of 
course, to prevent earthquake, volcanic 
eruption, or hurricane ; in the gospel .of 
Christ, however, we have a powerful rem- 
edy for sin, but the church and Christian 
people have been all too faithless in apply- 
ing it to the moral and religious needs of 
men. 

Many of our Easy Chair readers are, no 
doubt, familiar with the classic story re- 
lating the adventures of the wise king 
Ulysses who, after the siege of Troy, spent 
ten long years in trying to get back again 
to his own little kingdom of Ithaca. One 
of these adventures relates his visit to 
the Enchanted Island, in which was the 
Palace of Circe. You will recall how 
Ulysses himself, being warned away from 
the palace by a beautiful bird whose plain- 
tive notes of warning he heeded, saved 
himself, but how a company of his men 
less cautious than himself, and goaded on 
by their appetites, ventured afterwards into 
the palace in the hope of finding a feast. 
They were welcomed by the beautiful Circe 
and her maidens, and given the desired 
feast, but, alas, the wine which they drank 
and the rich viands of which they partook, 
under the power of the enchantress, trans- 
formed them into swine, and they were sent 
to the sty! Herein is portrayed the sad 
fate of a very large number of people, even 
in Christian lands, who, following their ap- 
petites and passions, and disregarding the 
warnings of conscience and of friends, en- 
ter the doomed Palace of Circe and are 
changed to swine, if not in form, yet in 
disposition and ruling passion. As a rule, 



there is enough of the human left in these 
brutalized men to make them conscious .of 
their degradation, and, at times, to long for 
restoration. One of the English poets of 
the last century, Austin Dobson,- in a poem 
entitled "The Prayer of the Swine to 
Circe,'' thus describes the situation : 

"But 'the men's minds remained,' and these for- 
ever 
Made hungry suppliance through fire-red eyes; 
Still searching eye, with impotent endeavor, 
To find, if yet in any look, there lies 
A saving hope, or if they might surprise 
In that cold face soft pity's spark concealed, 
Which she, still scorning, evermore denies; 
Nor was there in her any ruth revealed 
To whom with such mute speech and dumb 

words they appealed. 

* * * * * * *•«■ «■ # 

"If swine we be, — if we indeed be swine, 
Daughter of Perse, make us swine indeed, 
Well-pleased on litter straw to lie supine, — 
Well-pleased on mast and acorn shales to feed, 
Stirred by ali instincts of the bestial breed; 
But, O Unmerciful! O Pitiless! 
Leave us not thus with sick men's hearts to 

bleed!— 
To waste long days in yearning dumb distress 
And memory of things gone and utter hopeless- 
ness!" 

m 

In this legend of Ulysses and the En- 
chanted Isle it is told that there were lions, 
tigers and wolves in the grounds about the 
Palace, which had once been men, but 
whose form had been changed to these wild 
beasts, according to their ruling dispositions 
and tempers. As for these, however, the 
story tells us that "Ulysses thought it ad- 
visable that they should remain as they now 
were and thus give* warning of their cruel 
dispositions, instead of going about under 
the guise of men and pretending to human 
sympathies, while their hearts had the 
blood thirstiness of wild beasts. So he let 
them howl as much as the}- liked, but never 
troubled his head about them." This was 
a sad fate, indeed, for these human beasts, 
but, after ail. Ulysses was right in suppos- 
ing they would do less harm in the form 
of wild beasts whose ravenous nature would 
be known by men and avoided, than in the 
guise of men, in which they could deceive 
and destroy their helpless victims. If this 
legend of the old Greeks could be made 
reality to-day, and men and women should 
assume the outward form of the particular 
animal whose chief characteristic they 
manifest in their lives, what a transforma- 
tion would take place, and what amazing 
and terrifying sights would greet us as we 
walked down the streets of our cities, or 
visited the busy haunts of men ! It is true 
that these ruling passions of the heart do 
tend to externalize themselves on the face. 
Have we not all seen the swine, the bull 
dog, the hound, the terrier, the cat, the 
tiger, the ape, the donkey, and even the 
hyena, represented in the faces of people we 
have met? But, by the same law, the human 
face may take on the divine lineaments, 
with the passing years, and, in spite of 
homely features, grow beautiful under the 
transforming power of truth, purity, love 
and high and noble ideals. 

The poet, whom we have quoted above, 
was right. It were better to be brutes, in- 



deed, than to be brutalized men, bound 
with the chains of overmastering appetites 
and passions, to the circle of low desires, 
yet with enough of the spark of divinity 
left within us to fret against our prison 
bars and struggle vainly for higher things. 
To every soul, no matter how depraved it 
may be, there must come, at times, the 
remembrance of the sweet days of child- 
hood and innocence, sounding like the 
chimes of far-away evening bells, calling 
the soul back to its lost Eden. As the shell 
picked up from the seashore and carried 
thousands of miles inland, when put to 
the ear, sings the song of its -ocean home, 
so the heart of man, coming from God and 
made for God, no matter how far it may 
wander from him, must, at times at least, 
if we could hear its inmost breathings, 
moan out its lamentation for God — for the 
living God ! It is the glorious mission of 
Christ to come to this imprisoned soul, and 
open the prison door and bring it out into 
the libertv of truth and of life. To aid 
Christ in finding access to hearts thus en- 
thralled, that they may hear the message 
of freedom and walk forth in the new- 
found liberty of the sons of God — this is 
the supreme mission of all those who have 
themselves experienced the transforming 
power of the gospel. If this duty were 
more faithfully performed — to return to the 
thought from which we departed — there 
would be fewer of these moral tragedies 
which darken so many homes and bring 
so much reproach upon the church and 
the cause of Christianity. 



The Talmud relates an experience of a 
writer, which is so .suggestive, and just 
now so timely, that we cannot refrain 
from quoting it : 

"Walking on the mountains one day, I saw a 
form which I took to be a beast; coming nearer, I 
saw it was a man; approaching nearer still, I 
found it was my brother." 

We often see each other with distorted 
vision, and imagine each other to be, if 
not wild beasts, yet men of alien and savage 
natures, when a closer view and a clearer 
vision would show that we are brothers. 
The nearer we get to each other the more 
apparent becomes our brotherhood. As a 
rule, men are neither so bad, on the one 
hand, nor so good, on the other, as we 
imagine them to be. There is much we 
all have in common. Perhaps if we knew 
the inmost heart of that one whom we 
imagine is seeking to overthrow the cause, 
we would find that he is struggling to 
know the truth and to be loyal to the 
truth as he sees it. Let us judge each 
other charitably and ourselves severely, if 
we would strengthen the ties of brother- 
hood and promote the~ cause of unJty. 
If you suspect some brother's honesty and 
sincerity, come closer to him and trv to 
know him better and you will probably 
find one deserving your love rather than 
your hate. "Judge not, that ye be not 
judged. For with what judgment ye judge, 
ye shall be judged; and with what meas- 
ure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you." 



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'HE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 24, 1907. 



The Plan of Human Redemption 



[This article was written a few weeks 
ago at our request. It may have been the 
last one Brother Russell wrote, for he died 
last Thursday morning suddenly, as an- 
nounced in "Our Budget" pages. — Editor.] 

The Bible is the book that reveals 
God's plan of human redemption. Sin 
and guilt are recognized as universal. 
In the Roman letter it is asserted that 
all have sinned, Jew and Gentile. In re- 
sponse to this every man is compelled 
to say. ''It is true; I have sinned." Not 
only so, but there is in human nature the 
conviction that sin causes suffering, and 
will continue to do so till it is removed. 
Hence the whole world is interested in 
knowing how sin can be blotted out. 
And man also wants the way of obtain- 
ing this pardon to be made so plain that 
he will know certainly that he is at peace 
with God. He longs for definiteness and 
not uncertainty in this most important 
matter. 

The Bible is the book, and the only 
book, that presents the way of escape, 
or the antidote for sin. "For God so loved 
the world,, that he gave his only begotten 
Son. that whosoever believeth on .him 
should not perish, but have eternal life." 
In the gospel of divine love we have the 
remedy for sin. This most blessed 
book brings to us the remedy for sin. 
This most blessed book brings to us 
the manna for a hungry world. Milton 
grandly describes the Archangel Uriel 
as descending to earth in a sunbeam. The 
revelation of the Bible is a beam on 
which the Father of lights descends into 
men to dwell with them. Sweeter than 
the dews of six thousand summers is the 



By W. J, Russell 

living bread which the Bible brings to a 
perishing v odd. What though it rained 
gold and pearls and king's crowns on our 
guilty race, it were better to give them 
the Bible. Salvation! Behold the Lamb 
of God! Look unto Christ, who is the 
Bread of Life. Gaze upon him, as he 
hangs upon the cross, bleeding, suffering, 
dying for you. Love him, trust him, ac- 
cept him, enter into sympathy with his 
great heart of love, and know that it is 
God's heart. He is ready, willing, wait- 
ing to be gracious to you and to save you 
from your sins. A wonderful Savior! 
Words can not estimate the salvation he 
offers. "Weigh it against all created 
things. Measure it by eternity. Lay the 
plummet ot infinity to ite blessings. Ap- 
peal to him who weighs the mountains in 
scales and the hills in a balance to teach 
you its worth. Climb to the throne of 
the Eternal, where the universe collects 
her glories to decorate the palace of our 
King, and thence survey all things that 
are made. Salvation excels all you know 
and see; for it makesGod himself your 
everlasting portion." 

The following illustration has been re- 
peated many times, but it will never wear 
threadbare: A stranger was seen one 
day planting a flower over a grave in 
the cemetery at Nashville, Tenn. A 
gentleman passing by asked him: "Is 
your son buried there?" "No." "A 
brother?" "No." "A relative?" "No." 
After a moment's pause the stranger 
said: "I will tell thee. When the war 



broke out I lived in. Illinois. I had a 
large family dependent upon my daily 
labor for support. I was drafted. Hav- 
ing no means to pay for a substitute, I 
prepared to go' to the war. In the neigh- 
borhood was a young man who had heard 
of my circumstances. On the day I was 
to start, he came to me and said: "You 
have a large family to care for; I will go 
in your place." He did go, -was killed, 
and here in this grave rest his remains." 
The stranger, with tears of gratitude, 
told of his long journey to see this grave, 
and delighted to recall the fact that "he 
died for me." 

The blessed book, the Bible, tells us 
how the beloved Son of God bore our 
sins on Calvary's cross to give us life. 
He suffered in your stead and in mine. 
He relieved us from the consequences of 
an eternal, lost and ruined state, and set 
before us a plain road to everlasting life. 
Such a Savior should not be rejected. 
By his deavh he has elevated the world, 
snapped the shackles of doom from hu- 
man feet, bcre the race upon his bosom 
and carried it to highest plains of purest 
civilization. This Jesus who reveals 
himself from heaven to every weeping 
eye and aching heart, who reaches down 
the hand of love and lifts a" faltering 
frame — this is the Christ, the Savior of 
men, who says: "Come unto me, all ye 
that labor and are heavy laden, and I will 
give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, 
and learn of me; for I am meek and low- 
ly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto 
your souls. For my yoke is easy and 
my burden is light." (Matt. 11:28-30.) 

Frankfort, Ind. 



The Practice of Christian Union 



So many inquiries have come to me con- 
cerning our practice of Christian union at 
the Monroe Street Church in Chicago, that 
I feel called upon to make a statement in 
The Christian-Evangelist of what we 
have done, and why we have come to do 
it. In this way I may be able to reach not 
only those whose personal acquaintance 
with the - writer leads them to send di- 
rectly for some explanation, but also that 
large company of readers of the editorial 
in The Christian-Evangelist of January 
3. While I do not assume to represent the 
minds of all the individuals of the Monroe 
Street Church or of any of them in every 
particular. I think I am safe in speaking 
on their behalf, inasmuch as a thorough 
statement of the whole question which I 
formulated was printed in our church pa- 
per and became the basis of the discussion 
which eventuated in the adoption of the 
plan. 

The problem we are facing is that of our 
relationship to the churches around us and 
to the individual members of those 
churches. The implication of our custom- 
ary practice in refusing to accept letters 
from other churches and to receive their 



By Charles Clayton Morrison 

members into our fellowship is that they 
are not Christian churches, nor their mem- 
bers Christian people. And yet not one 
of us would for a moment consciously 
make such an admission. We believe them 
to be Christian people and their churches 
Christian churches, whatever faults they 
may have in matters of creed or polity. 

Moreover, our plea for the union of all 
churches and all Christian people implies 
that there are Christian people and Chris- 
tian churches to unite. Our problem, there- 
fore, is to remove the contradiction be- 
tween our practice and our belief. But 
when we fcurn to do so we are face to -face 
with our conviction that to us is commit- 
ted a sacred trust — that of restoring simple 
original Christianity. This conviction can 
not be ignored. For a century we have 
proclaimed it as the only possible basis of 
the union of Christ's divided people, and 
to surrender it now, when it is triumph- 
ing not only in our own brotherhood's suc- 
cesses, but in the whole tendency of the 
religious world, would be ignoble. 

The Monroe Street Church wishes to 



practice the -widest possible fellowship with 
people who are Christians, who are mem- 
bers of Christ's church, and yet it refuses 
to surrender one jot or tittle of its convic- 
tion that its program of restoration of the 
Christianity of the New Testament is the 
only basis for the union of Christ's people. 
We have, therefore, resolved to receive 
into our fellowship persons of Christian 
'character who are members in any evange- 
lical church, without waiting for such per- 
sons to accept our belief that immersion is 
the only proper form of baptism. Our 
present and historic practice of immersion 
only is not modified by the adoption of the 
plan. Nor does it involve the abandon- 
ment of the contention that immersion in " 
water was the sole method of baptism in 
the apostolic church and tha,t Jesus him- 
self was immersed. But it is an attempt 
to do two things: (1) to embody in our 
practice our frank and hearty -admission 
that other churches are Christian churches 
and that members of other churches are 
Christian people, without surrendering our 
conviction that immersion is the only 
practicable form of baptism upon which 
the divided church can unite. (2) To il- 



January 24, 1907. 



"HE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



109 



lustrate in our practice a method by which, 
so far as baptism is concerned, those de- 
nominations earnestly seeking union may 
come together, viz.. by not raising the bap- 
tismal question in the case of those al- 
ready Christians and. in the case of those 
uniting by primary obedience, agreeing to 
practice immersion only. 

The problem we are facing is one upon 
which the New Testament does not throw 
any direct light in the form of rule or pre- 
cedent. No such condition as modern or- 
ganized denominationalism obtained in 
apostolic times. We are to be guided by 



New- Testament principles and spirit, but 
may not hope for positive pronouncements. 
It is because our understanding of the 
spirit of Christ and the whole teaching of 
the New Testament impels us. that we have 
gained our consent to depart in any way 
from our previous custom. 

But, reduced to its most conscious mo- 
tive. I suppose our reason for adopting the 
plan is that we may be simply honest when 
we say to the religious wo-'.d that we have 
no creed or test of fellowship but personal 
faith in Christ and a willingness to do 
his will so far as his will is understood. 



To make a dogma of a certain interpreta- 
tion of the New Testament teaching on 
baptism and to set it up as a bar to fel- 
lowship, is the essence of sectarianism. We 
cannot expect the religious world to stop 
long enough to hear what we have to say 
about Christian union if they see us de- 
nying fellowship to a large proportion, if 
not a majority, of their communicants. 
They cannot be persuaded that we illus- 
trate Christian union at all, but only the 
triumph of our sectarian interpretation of 
the things of the gospel. 

(To be Continued.) 



The Elderburg Association 



CHAPTER XII. 

Rich Experiences of Brother County 

Clerk. 

Brother County Clerk, who now came to 
the stand, appeared to be about thirty-seven 
years old. He had a high forehead, deeply 
set, dark eyes, and thin, pale cheeks. A 
long, thin, dark beard came down over his 
shirt front. He wore a long, black alpaca 
coat with a holder for his eyeglasses fas- 
tened to the lapel. At first sight, the be- 
holder would estimate him as a good, clean, 
rather austere man; and the beholder 
would not be mistaken. 

"The janitor," said Brother C. C, "is at 
liberty to remove his banjo, as I shall have 
no occasion to sing anything in which I 
shall need the aid of his instrument. When 
I hear a man, once a minister of the gos- 
pel, now a candidate for the dignified and 
important office of judge, singing a comic 
song in a public place, to a banjo accom- 
paniment, I do not wonder that the 
churches are going to the devil. 

"Just as our Brother Lawyer will seek to 
be, I trust, a terror to evil doers, when he 
is elected judge, so I, in my ministry 
among the churches, sought to make myself 
a terror to wolves without the fold, and to 
black sheep, pied, breachy and mangy sheep, 
within. It is well enough, my friends, to 
warn the sheep and the young lambkins of 
the unsanitary conditions in the low 
grounds of sorrow, where the wolves dwell 
and the miasmas breed, but how about the 
sanitary conditions inside the Lord's pin- 
fold? Who attends to that? Who charges 
himself with the duty of keeping the 
mange-dip and the tar-pots ready for im- 
mediate use? 

"I fear Brother Paper-Hanger is right 
when he says the time is come when the 
people will no longer endure sound doc- 
trine ; though I doubt, if he will pardon me 
for saying so, whether sound doctrine ought 
always to be administered scalding hot, 
with a garden hose. But he is right in his 
conclusion, especially as to that kind of 
sound doctrine which comes under the head 
of admonition. 

"We may not deny, brethren, that what 
is called church discipline becomes more 
lax every year among us. Time was when 
the office of elder was no sinecure. Time 
was when the scriptural qualifications for 
that office had some manifest relation to 
the discharge of the office. Time was when 



the elder, being apt to teach, was expected 
to teach ; when, having some gifts of 
speech, he was expected both to exhort and 
to convince the gainsayers. Time was 
when, in the case of one overtaken in a 
fault, the elders were expected to restore 
such an one in meekness and love. All 
that is now obsolete The chief duty of 
the elders, as modern churches understand 
it. is to meet with the 'board' and suggest 
ways and means to pay the arrears in the 
preacher's salary. All this I have seen for 
years, and, seeing, I have done what I 
could, in whatsoever fold I worked, to re- 
place this matter of church discipline on a 
footing strictlv apostolic and primitive. I 
have never labored in any congregation — 
and I have labored, briefly, in a good many 
— where I did not discover, almost from the 
moment I arrived, people who needed to be 
disciplined. In almost every instance exclu- 
sions have been needed.. Always my first 
business, as soon as I had taken charge of 
a church, was to weed it carefully, as a man 
weeds his garden. 

"It saddens me yet when I think of the 
buter experiences I have undergone in do- 
ing my duty as a pastor by some churches. 
The unkind things said; the imputations of 
bad motives; the personal abuse; the ac- 
tual threats of physical violence ; things, in 
short, almost unbelievable. I will relate to 
you the story of my troubles in my last 
field, Tribulation Bayou. 

"Tribulation Bayou, near the slough of 
that name, in Tense county, is a junction 
point, where the railroad from Zeal to In- 
considerate intersects the Grand Trunk 
line between Malaprop and Maladroit. It 
is a lively town of some considerable im- 
portance. As the church there had a bad 
reputation as a 'preacher-killer.' I accepted 
the call with some misgivings — misgivings 
too soon realized. 

"I had not been there long when my at- 
tention was called to the conduct of young 
Sister Anne Mayree. She had been guilty 
of dancing, under circumstances of peculiar 
aggravation, to-wit : At a Moose-club 
ball, with a whisky-drummer named Kaggs. 
and with a man named Swat, pitcher for a 
Sunday baseball club. When I called on 
her to admonish her privately, she admit- 
ted part of the offense, and professed her 
willingness to make public acknowledge- 
ment of the fault, so far. She admitted 
that a Christian ladv ought not to attend 



a ball given by the Moose club ; and she 
frankly acknowledged that whisky drum- 
mers and pitchers for Sunday ball games 
could not be considered as choice partners 
in the saltatory exercises of young church 
members ; but she could not be brought to 
acknowledge, in public, the sin of dancing — 
in the abstract — being, I discovered, rather 
giddy and worldly-minded. 

"Symptoms of trouble began to appear 
when this case was first brought up, offi- 
cially, in our board. The matter was in- 
troduced, at my request, by Bro. Immacu- 
late Smith, who recited the facts and sug- 
gested that something should be done. 
Bro. Suddea Brown, who. is some kin to 
@ ® 
WHITE BREAD 
Makes Trouble For People With Weak 
Intestinal Digestion. 



A lady in a Wis. town employed a 
physician who instructed her not to eat 
white bread for two years. She tells the 
details of her sickness and she certainly 
was a sick woman. 

"In the year 1887 I gave out from over- 
work, and until 1901 I remained an in- 
valid in bed a great part of the time. Had 
different doctors but nothing seemed to 
help. I suffered from cerebro-spinal con- 
gestion, female trouble and serious stomach 
and bowel trouble. My husband called a 
new doctor and after having gone with- 
out any food for 10 days the doctor ordered 
Grape-Nuts for me. I could eat the new 
food from the very first mouthful. The 
doctor kept me on Grape-Nuts and the only 
medicine was a little glycerine to heal the 
alimentary canal. 

"When I was up again Doctor told me 
to eat Grape-Nuts twice a . day and 
no white bread for two years. I got well 
in good lime and have gained in strength 
so I can do my own work again. 

"My brain has been helped so much, 
and I know that Grape-Nuts food did 
this, too. I found I had been made ill 
because I was not fed right, that is, I did 
not properly digest white bread and some 
other food I tried to live on. 

"I have never been without Grape-Nuts 
food since and eat it every day. You may 
publish this letter if you like so jjt will help 
someone else." Name given bv Postum 
Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Get the little 
book, "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs. 



110 



THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 24, 1907. 



Anne Mayree — second cousin or something 
— said he was most decide "lly opposed to 
cancing, but if we were now to go upon 
the trail of offenders, he thought we should 
be no respecters of persons. 'There are 
other sinners in this congregation,' he said, 
whose tracks are j us> as easy to follow 
as Cousin Anne's.' Brother Smith grew 
very red in the face and abruptly left the 
room. 

"You will not appreciate the poignant 
nature of Brother Brown's remark until I 
have told you something of a feud which 
formerly existed between the Brown and 
Smith families when they lived on the low- 
er Bayou.. 

"One Saturday afternoon, a long time 
ago. Brother Brown had taken his son, 
Nimrod Acteon Brown, down by the slough 
near the 'simmon patch, where he made for 
the lad several dead-falls, which they baited 
for mink. Monday morning, bright and 
early, young Nimrod started out, with a 
light and joyous heart, to visit his traps. 
It is important to remember that a light 
snow had fallen Sunday night. On the way 
down the boy met Immaculate Smith and 
his two boys, Dan'l Boone and Simon Ken- 
ton. The Smiths showed Nimrod a 
'possum, which they said they had caught 
with their dog. Young Brown found hat 
only one of his traps had 'been sprunar,' 
and it was empty when he reached it. The 
top timber of the dead-fall was lying off to 
one side. On both the upper and lower 
pieces there was hair and blood ; and there 
were tracks in the snow— tracks of a dog, 
tracks of human beings. Nimrod declared, 
subsequently, that he measured the tracks 
of the human beings, compared the meas- 
urements with known tracks of Smith and 
his boys, and the measure fitted the tracks 
perfectly. 

"The Smith-Brown 'possum feud is still 
remembeied on the lower Bayou. There 
were a good many kinfolks on both sides, 
and they all took a hand. To speak of the 
bickerings, the fist-fights, the lawsuits (as- 
sault and battery cases) that grew out of it 
would take toj much of my time. The two' 
families, once rather intimate, did not 
speak for years, except when they fought 
and called each other names. Gradually, 
however, time softened the asperities, other 
interests occupied the minds of the parties 
concerned and peace resumed her sway. In 
later years, when the two families moved 
to town, the 'possum issue appeared to 
have become innocuous, if it was not en- 
tirely forgotten. The families worked har- 
moniously in church. If Brother Smith had 
not been, unfortunately, chosen by me to 
bring up the Anne Mayree case, the old 
quarrel might never have been renewed. It 
happened, unluckily, that Anne was kin to 
Sudden Brown, and blood is thicker than 
water;, and the family cat has a long tail 
which must not be tramped on by people 
accused of 'possumcide. 

"After Brother Smith departed, the 
board voted to recommend the congregation 
to withdraw itself from the fellowship of 
Anne Mayree. On the Sunday evening fol- 
lowing, after church, outsiders having re- 
tired by request, the case was taken up. 



The minutes of the board meeting were 
read, in so far as they related to that mat- 
ter, and the congregation was invited to 
take such action in the premises as seemed 
good to it. 

"Sister Mayree, mother of Anne, got up 
and said, in a tremulous voice, that Anne 
had been accused of dancin', and couldn't 
deny it : but, thank the Lord, she had never 
been accused of petit larceny. 

"'Amen! Thank the Lord!' said Sudden 
Brown fervently. 

"Immaculate Smith rose and said he was 
glad to hear that sort of commendation 
from the young lady's friends. He would 
go a step further and say he believed she 
had never tried to lie away the reputation 
of a neighbor, which was more than he 
could say of some of her relatives. 

"Mrs. Smith said that while she was will- 
ing enough to begin to make an example 
of dancers, she thought that liars and back-, 
biters ought to come next. She was ready 

to prefer charges 

" 'Sister Smith,' I interrupted, 'there is 
but one case before us now. All this is out 
of order, and — ' 

"At that point Sister Smith, her husband, 
her daughter Malvina, and her sons, Dan'l 
B. and Simon K„ got up and left the house. 
Malvina remarked audibly as they left that 
if the Browns were the only people who 
had a right to speak there, it was time for 
them to go. (This family went to the 
Baptists later.) 

"Bro. Bitter Jinks arose and remarked 
that he, for one, was unwilling to proceed 
against a girl for dancing until the church 
was ready to take up the cases of deacons 
who would not pay their debts. (This was 
a dig at old Deacon Deliberate White, be- 
tween whom and Jinks there was a dis- 
puted account which, somehow, they could 
not get settled. I do not know which was 
to blame, but the remark seemed to blight 
the deacon. He almost ceased after that 
to attend board meetings, and refused the 
communion when Jinks- was present.) 

"Bro. Legal Johnson desired to know 
how many members were enrolled on the 
church books, rated as in good standing 
and full fellowship, who had not paid their 
church pledges. Might he ask how the 
sin of covenant-breaking compared with 
the sin of dancing in the minds of that 
board? (This, I understood, was a thrust 
at Bitter Jinks, who had once repudiated a 
monthly pledge because he didn't like the 
preacher.) 

"Sister Sanctified Swope, president of the 
local W. C. T. U., said she thought this 
matter of Sister Mayree's offense should be 
recommitted to the board, with instructions 
to make a clean sweep of all offenders. She 
had been informed that certain records at 
the court house would, if examined, dis- 
close the fact that an elder of that congre- 
gation had once signed a petition for a 
saloon license. ^ Did the church records 
show that he had ever acknowledged the 
fault? Dancing was bad enough in the 
abstract; dancing with a whisky-drummer 
was peculiarly wicked, but, etc., etc. (This 
was a dig at Bro. Accommodation Greene, 
who, some five years before, had signed a 



petition for a saloon license. He had never 
repeated the offense, and he has told me 
that he has repented of it in sackcloth and 
ashes. His feelings were now deeply hurt. 
He arose and offered his resignation, and, 
to make matters worse. Sister Swope 
moved that his resignation be accepted. I 
ruled "both out of order.) 

"On the proposition that Sister Anne 
Mayree be excluded from the fellowship of 
that congregation, about' one-third of those 
present voted. Of these a small majority 
voted no. I promptly resigned, . on three 
months' notice, as I was firmly resolved 
that I would not preach in a congregation 
where dancing and such worldly amuse- 
ments were tolerated. I spare you any ac- 
count of the life I led in that community 
until the expiration of that period. No ; I 
do not believe the people in these days will 
endure sound doctrine. 

"If you think I left the pulpit because 
of the rebuffs I have met in the conscien- 
tious services I have rendered the churches 
in this matter of discipline, you are mis- 
taken. I quit because I got tired of paying 
freight on my household goods between 
widely separated fields of labor. It is the 
long-haul and the inhuman freight rate that 
have overcome me." 



A raw Scotch lad had joined the local 
volunteers, and on the first parade his 
sister came, together with his mother, to 
see them. When they were marching 
past Jock was out of step. "Look, 
mither," said his sister, "they're a' of 
'em oot o' step but oor Jock." 

A DOCTOR'S SLEEP. 
Found He Had to Leave Off Coffee. 



Many persons do not realize that a bad 
stomach will cause insomnia. 

Coffee drinking, being. such an ancient 
and ' respectable form of stimulation, few 
realize that the drug— caffeine— contained 
in coffee and tea, is one of the principal 
causes of dyspepsia and nervous troubles. 

Without their usual portion of coffee 
or tea, the caffeine topers are nervous, 
irritable and fretful. That's the way with . 
a whiskey drinker. He has got to have 
his dram "to settle his nerves"— habit. 

To leave off coffee is an easy matter if 
you want to try it, because Postum— well 
boiled according to directions— gives a 
gentle but natural support to the nerves 
and does not contain any drug— nothing 

but food. 

Physicians know this to be true, as one 
from Ga. writes ; 

"I have cured myself of a long-standing 
case of Nervous Dyspepsia by leaving off 
coffee and using Postum Food Coffee," 
says the doctor. 

"I also enjoy refreshing sleep, to which 
I've been an utter stranger for 20 years.- 

'•'In treating Dyspepsia in its various 
types, I find little trouble when I can in- 
duce the patients to quit coffee and adopt 
Postum." The Dr. is right and "there's a 
reason." Read the little book, "The Road 
to Wellville," in pkgs. 






January 24, 1907. 



TIE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



Ill 



SOME 
PIONEERS 



As Seen From the Dome 



By 
F. D. POWER 



We owe a great debt to our pioneers. 
Our young men and women should learn 
what a splendid heritage is- theirs in the 
character and work of these men. We can 
not too faithfully hold up their teachings 
and examples as worthy of our imitation 
and the admiration of all good men. First 
comes Stone, the pioneer of our pioneers. 
Kentucky claims him, but he was a son 
of Maryland. Born the day before Christ- 
mas, 1772; the child of the inevitable John 
and Mary; going to Virginia during the 
Revolutionary War, struggling with pov- 
erty, educated in North Carolina, preach- 
ing in Tennessee amid perils from the 
Indians on the frontier, he finally settles 
over the Cane Ridge and Concord 
churches in Kentucky. His conflicts over 
the Confession of Faith and the story of the 
great revival are memorable. It was June 
28, 1804, that he and his associates re- 
solved to take "the Bible alone as a rule 
of faith and practice to the exclusion of all 
human creeds, confessions and disciplines. 
and the name Christian to the exclusion of 
all sectarian or denominational designa- 
tions or names ;" and for forty years most 
sincerely, industriously, consistently and 
successfully he advocated the doctrine of 
Christian union, making preaching tours in 
many states, publishing his "Christian Mes- 
senger,'' and dying in Hannibal, Mo., in 

1844. 

In 1831 came the union between the fol- 
lowers of Stone and Campbell. Thomas 
Campbell's "Declaration and Address" was 
issued in September, 1809. "Where the 
Scriptures speak, we speak ; and where the 
Scriptures are silent, we are silent," was 
its great sentiment; and the first church 
was organized at Brush Run, Pa. His 
work was fundameiltal. His spirit gave 
a most devout and spiritual .tone to 
our beginnings. "I never knew a man," 
said his son Alexander, "in all my ac- 
quaintance with men, of whom .it could 
have been said with more assurance that 
'lie walked zviih God.' " The great deed 
of his life was the preparation and pro- 
mulgation of the "Declaration and Ad- 
dress." The formal and actual commence- 
ment of the reformation plead by the 
Campbells began with the issue of that 
document. To restore "the ancient order 
of things," to stand upon the same ground 
on which the church stood in the begin- 
ning, to bring to this basis the whole body 
of God's people — this was the magnificent 
conception. 

Alexander Campbell took up this as his 
life work, was set apart to the ministry 
on the first day of the year, 1812, at Brush 
Run, was immersed June 14 of the same 
year, and from that time until his death 
in 1866, like the Apostle Paul, was "in 
labors more abundant." An incident in 
Mr. Campbell's life has found its way into 
many volume's of illustrations. To make 
arrangements for their debate Mr. Owen 
visited Bethany. In one of their excur- 
sions about the farm they came to the 
family burying-ground when Mr. Owen 



stopped, and addressing himself to Mr. 
Campbell, said: "There is one advantage 
I have over the Christian — i" am not afraid 
to die. Most Christians have fear in death, 
but if some few items of my business were 
settled I should be perfectly willing 
to die at any moment." "Well." an- 
swered Mr. Campbell, "you say you have no 
fear in death; have you any hope in 
death?" After a solemn pause: "No." 
said Mr. Owen. "Then," rejoined Mr. 
Campbell, pointing to an ox standing near, 
"you are on a level with that brute. Pie 
has fed until he is satisfied, and stands 
in the shade whisking off the flies, and has 
neither hope nor fear in death." 

Standing with Stone and Campbell 
in the leadership of this nineteenth century 
movement was - Walter Scott, a sturdy 
Scotchman, born near Edinburg, October 
31, 1796. and of the same ancestry as the 
great Sir Walter. Here was another son 
of John and Mary. Educated in -the Uni- 
versity of Edinburg, he came to America 
in 1818 and began as a teacher in Pitts- 
burg. Like the Campbells, he saw the 
error of infant baptism, that baptism was 
a personal duty, and could no more admit 
of a proxy than faith or repentance, and 
he was therefore immersed. He journeyed 
to New York. Baltimore and Washington 
seeking a field of labor, and returned on 
foot to Pittsburg, and settled down to the 
work of the ministry in Ohio at Steuben- 
ville near Bethany. In answer to the 
question in Acts 2:37, he first gave the 
reply Acts 2 :38 at New Lisbon in Novem- 
ber, 1827, and his great work began. Scott 
restored the ordinance of baptism to its 
proper place as one of the conditions of 
pardon, and in place of dreams, visions, 
sensations and emotions, emphasized obe- 
dience as proof of acceptance with God. 
"The Mahoning became a second Jordan, 
and Scott another John calling' the people 
to -repentance." There is a good storv of 
Scott and the children. Pie arranged the 
conditions of pardon in true Scriptural or- 
der as given in the second chapter of Acts. 
Riding into a village near the close of the 
day he spoke to a number of school children 
and gathered them about him. "Children," 
he said, "hold up your left hands. Now 
beginning with your thumbs, repeat after 



LIFE, NOT DEATH. 



Mettle Crane Newton. 

Thro' toil and strife 

Of mortal life 
The wearied soul ascends 

To peaceful s hades, 

And sunny glades, 
And joy that never ends. 

Courage, oh soul; 

The longed-for goal 
is scarce beyond our sight; 

Amid the storms 

Heaven's morning dawns, 
And there is no more night. 



me : Faith, repentance, baptism, remission 
of sins, gift of the Holy Spirit— that takes 
up all your fingers. Now, again : Faith, re- 
pentance, baptism, remission of sins, gift 
of the Holy Spirit. Now, again, faster, 
altogether: Faith, repentance, baptism, re- 
mission of sins, gift of the Holy Spirit !" 
The children were greatly amused, think- 
ing hi m a harmless crazy man. "Now, 
children," he said, "run home. Don't for- 
get what is on your fingers, and tell your 
parents that a man will preach the gospel 
to-night at the school house as you have 
it on the five fingers of your hands." Away 
went the children telling the story all over 
the village, and the house was thronged 
to hear the crazy preacher. 

John Smith, "Raccoon John," was the 
most unique of these pioneers. Reared in 
a log cabin, and graduated at Swamp Uni- 
versity, he became a mighty preacher. A 
pair of homespun cotton pantaloons, loose 
enough but far too short; a shapeless hat; 
a shirt, coarse and soiled and devoid of 
collar; socks too large for his shrunken 
ankles and hanging down over his foxy 
shoes, is described as his costume when he 
first appears as a convention preacher, but 
multitudes hung breathless on his words, 
and thousands obeyed the gospel under his 
teaching. Smith's sermons were usually 
two or three hours in length and had three 
divisions: 1. Correcting misrepresenta- 
tions ; 2. Exposing popular errors ; 3. Pre- 
senting the simple gospel to the people. 
His salary at his best was $300 a year. 

As an illustration of Smith's kindly hu- 
mor and at the same time his remorseless 
logic, it is related that on one occasion he 
was holding a meeting on Slate Creek, Ky. 
A Methodist minister nearby was also con- 
ducting a revival and according to the cus- 
tom of his church one day applied water 
to an infant without regard to struggles or 
cries. The. next day Smith baptised ten 
persons and the Methodist brother was in 
the congregation. Seeing him, he walked 
up and, seizing him by the arm, pulled him 
gently but firmly toward the stream. 
"What are you going to do, Mr. Smith?" 
said the preacher. "I am going to baptize 
you, sir." "But I do not wish to be bap- 
tized!" "Do you not believe?" asked Smith. 
"Certainly I do." "Then come along," said 
"the dipper," as he was called; "believers 
must be baptized." "But," remonstrated 
the man, "I'm not willing to go. It cer- 
tainly would do me no good to be baptized 
against my will." "Did you not yesterday 
baptize a helpless baby against its will? 
Did you get its consent first ? Come along 
with me, for you must be baptized." But 
the man loudly protested and "the dipper" 
released him. "You think," he said, "it is 
all right to baptize others by violence, but 
when 3'ou yourself are made the unwilling 
subject you say it is wrong, and will do 
no good. Well, go ; but, friends," he said 
to the people, "let me know if he ever 
again baptizes others without their consent, 
for you have heard him declare that such 
a baptism can do no good." 



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THE CllRJSTlAN-iiVANGELIST. 



January 24, 1907. 



Good Tidings from Dr. W. C. Widdowson 



[The Foreign Society sent Dr. Widdowson out 
to Africa and this letter tells of his late arrival at 
Bolengi. Every nine members of this church, it 
will be remembered, supports the tenth as an 
evangelist. — Editor.] 

After a nine and one-half da s' journey 
up the Congo River by state steamer from 
Stanley Pool. I reached Bolengi at noon 
of October 30. just fifty-two days on the 
journey from New York. On my steamer 
trip up the Congo River I had much ex- 
perience with African diseases. I was 
busy from morning to night, treating both 
white and black. There were two hun- 
dred and fifty soldiers and ex-soldiers with 
their wives and children on board, and 
among these almost all diseases common 
to tropical Africa were to be found. I 
treated as many as possible the best I 
could under the 
conditions that ex- 
ist on a Congo 
steamer. The cap- 
tain was an ex- 
ceptionally fine 
man in every way 
and gave me free 
access to the state 
medicines on 
board, and even 
went with me to 
see some of the 
native patients and 
acted as interpre- 
ter, which is a 
very unusual thing 
among the cap- 
tains of the gov- 
ernment steamers 
on the Congo. 
When they find a 
native sick on 

board it is the rule to put- him off at the 
next stop and without food. Several of 
the natives on board expressed a desire 
to come to Bolengi and be taught concern- 
ing the God of the white man. I told 
them to come and we would welcome them 
gladly. 

I was very politely treated by all on 
board and had the pleasure of dining at 
the captain's table in company with the 
best passengers on board. There were 
many gentlemen of the state on board, a 
few of whom I met and had the privilege 
of rendering medical assistance to some. 
On my arrival here at Bolengi I was re- 
ceived most fraternally by both missiona- 
ries and native Christians. As the steamer 
drew near the landing I could hear the 
Christians singing in their native tongue 
"Happy Day." It certainly makes one feel 
good, to know that a great work is being 
done among these people to advance the 
Master's Kingdom, to hear these old famil- 
iar hymns sung by the "Blackman" in the 
heart of the "Dark Continent." 

All the way up the river missionaries, 
statemen, captain and traders kept telling 
me of the beauty and healthfulness of Bo- 
lengi, so that I had a picture in my mind 
of a very fine station indeed, but it far 
surpasses my expectations in every way, as 
to beauty, location, buildings, and above 



all, in the character of the Christian work 
done here. I cannot conceive of a field 
more worthy, more hungry for the Gosoel, 
larger and more needy than this surround- 
ing Bolengi. 

Mrs. Dye's health at the present is very 
much improved. She has done and is still 
doing, though confined to her bed, a great 
work among the native women. She is at 
the present spending six hours each day pre- 
paring a grammar of the language. Dr. 
Dye has had a great strain on himself in 
caring for Mrs. Dye and being at the head 
of all departments for a year. Mr. Hen- 
sey is well along with the language now, 
and hopes to re-open the school soon. Mr. 
Creighton spends the most of his time 
itinerating, a very serviceable and needy 




Dr. Widdowson Arriving at Bolengi. 

department in the work here. I took my 
first lesson in the language the next day 
after my arrival. Mrs. Dye is my teacher. 
I hope with strength from God to be of 
some service here from the start. 
Bolengi, Africa. 

CHINA IN THE CRUCIBLE. 

BY WILLIAM REM FRY HUNT. 

An ancient story says that crucibles were 
marked with a cross to prevent the devil 
from interfering with the chemical opera- 
tions performed in them. In China the 
tests have been severe and the melting ores 
have been run into molds which are the 
best that the Christian and scientific conti- 
nent can afford. 

It is the opinion of the leading mission- 
aries that our mission holds the strategic 
key and the clearest plea in the winning of 
the thinking masses to the superiority of 
the Christian faith. In daily evangelistic 
work, in lectureships, in the training of 
preachers, in the medical field, in literature 
and in the educational realms, our mission- 
aries are efficient, wide-awake and conse- 
crated. What is needed is a higher appre- 
ciation of the grandeur and glory of this 
supreme work of evangelizing these four 
hundred millions on the part of the home 
churches. To-day the empire stands at the 



parting of the ways. It will either choose 
a cold, dead materialism or the living pro- 
gressive life in Christian civilization. 

The greatest living missionaries in China 
stand appalled at the situation. Within a 
decade China will be recast. The chal- 
lenge to the Christian church is greater and 
superior than the challenge made to infant 
Christianity by the Roman empire. China 
is a thousand years in advance of these j 
classic empires that tested the mettle of 
Christianity and purified its life in their 
blast furnaces. What shall the issue be in 
China? 

# 
AMONG THE- WILD BEASTS. 

BY F. K. STUBBIN. 

During the last month we have gone 
into the wildest part of our whole dis- 
trict, where bears, panthers and tigers 
reign. I was 
nearly eaten up 
by a bear. He 
came across my 
pathway just five 
yards ahead, 
stood still and 
looked at me. I 
pretended to 
throw at him and 
he cleared. If I 
had been a little 
closer to him 
there would cer- 
tainly have been a 
fight, for he cer- 
tainly would not 
have run away. 
Several buffaloes 
were killed by a 
tiger and a pan- 
ther close to 
where we camped. 
I crossed a gully and saw where both 
tiger and bear had ieen drinking. 

We left our tent and got two coolies 
to carry our blankets and food and I 
and the two evangelists started on a 
trip twenty-five miles in the jungle 
where we reach a village about every 
five miles, and then the village consists 
of perhaps ten houses set down in the 
center of the jungle. We made a circle 
of about eighty miles in five days preach- 
ing in eighteen different villages. At 
night we slept under some convenient 
tree or some friendly veranda and had 
the pleasure of eating only native food 
for five days. But we enjoyed it very 
much. The people listened to the truth 
with rapt attention, and when leaving 
some of the villages, we called on the 
crowd to cry out with us, "Victory for 
Jesus," and they took up the cry with 
vigor, even many of the Brahmins join- 
insf in the cry. If I could get a good 
reliable man to place in the center of 
this part, we would soon see fruit for 
our labors. The people are of a sturdy 
built race called Gouds. I have one 
man that could be placed there, but I 
need him so much with me where I am. 
I could place sixteen to "twenty men to- 
morrow in different parts of the district 
for evangelistic work, but the difficulty 
is to get the men. 
Ha ft a. C. P., India. 



JANUARY 24. rgOy. 



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Her Letter. His Answer and Her Last Letter. By 
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One of the most delightful books put out in this 
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tree was fashioned out of time. The tree was 
Christmas Eve. Its boughs were hours, its twigs 
were minutes, its seconds were tiny offshoots, 
even the smallest of them strong enough to sus- 
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"This is the world's Christmas Tree! What will 
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This is a scholarly, instructive, up- 
to-date study of the apostolic age, 
in the light of modern scholarship, 
and can be read with interest and 
profit by any one seeking to become 
familiar with that interesting period 
of church history. Without endors- ■ 
ing every conclusion which the au- 
thor reaches, the careful reader will 
not fail to be stimulate'd and bene- 
fitted by the careful study of this 
book, for it is a book to be studied 
rather than to be read merely. The 
work is finely illustrated with pic- 
tures of ancient cities, and scenes, 
maps, tablets, etc. 



The Aristocracy of Health. A 
Study of Physical Culture, Our 
Favorite Poisons, a National and 
International League for the 
Advancement of Physical Cul- 
ture. By Mary Foote Hender- 
son. Harper & Brothers, pub- 
lishers. New York and Lon- 
don. 1906. Price, $1.50. 

There can be no question but that 
the American people pay far too lit- 
tle attention to the matter of health and physical 
culture. This volume by an able writer is well 
calculated to develop interest in this subject and 
it conveys a large amount of information on 
questions of diet, exercise and things to be avoided 
in order to health. Alcohol, coffee, tea, to- 
bacco, are all classified as poisons and the evil 
results of their use pointed out. Of course there 
""are many people who, knowing this, will con- 
tinue to "se these things for the invn^dntp s-i«-.v 
faction which they get out of them, but there are 
others who aie ambitious to make the most out 
of themselves that is possible and who will avoid 
everything which they have good reason to be- 
lieve is injurious to the body, which is the instru- 
ment through which the mind is to accomplish 
its work. This class will be greatly helped and 
benefited by a study of this volume. 

Praying in the Holy Ghost. By Rev. G. H. C. 
Macgregor, M. A., author of "A Holy Life." 
Fleming H. Revell Company. 

Perhaps the author of this volume is not 
wrong in saying that "The greatest need of the 
Church of Christ to-day is the need of prayer." 



From OAMPFIRE MUSINGS 
Copyright 1906 X.Sm H. REVELL COMPANY 

evidently by one who speaks from personal 
knowledge. Incidentally Kentucky is described 
in a way to account for the hold which that state 
has on all its sons and daughters, however widely 
tin v may roam from the "Old Kentucky home." 
The beautiful love story which runs through the 
book is of that pure, healthy tone which will en- 
noble while it entertains its readers. In a word 
Mrs. Pittman seems to us to have scored a dis- 
tinct success in this novel, whether viewed as a 
pure love story or as a contribution to historical 
knowledge of the period covered in the work. 
We congratulate her on her literary achievement 
and wish for her book the success it truly merits. 

The World's Christmas Tree. By Charles E. Jef- 

■f'rso' 1 Ni w ork. riiomas 1. Crowell & 
Co. Net, 75 cents. 

The author is in the spirit — the spirit of Christ- 
mas — on the ' ve before Christmas, and in vision 
sees the whole Christian world getting ready for 
Christmas. People of different races, colors, lan- 
guages and governments were all intent on mak- 
ing gifts. It was an inspiring sight. But on 
closer inspection of the recipients of the gifts, 
he was seized with the fear that "it is possible, 



Out of the Ashes. By Harney 
Rennolds. The C. M. Clark 
Publishing Company. Boston, 
Mass. Price, $1.50. 
This is a story of divorce re- 
pented of and followed by remarriage, 
presented as "a possible solution of 
the social problem of divorce." It 
is a well-told story, the scene of 
which is laid in the south and it is 
enlivened with graphic touches of 
colored life which lend verisimilitude 
to the narrative. The tone of the 
, book is entirely healthy and one 
"could wish that it might have a wide 
'reading for the sake of its possible 
influence as an antidote for the di- 
vorce evil. The story of how this 
i man of wealth, the husband of a 
[.lovely wife, became infatuated with 
I' 1 a woman of fashion and of intrigue, 
l and how he became cured of his in- 
"fatuation, after securing a divorce 
from his wife, and how he realized 
i too late what he had sacrificed on 
the altar, not of love, but of lust, 
and sought again, and not in vain, to win the love 
of the wife he had wronged, has its frequent 
counterpart in the first part of the narrative at 
least, but too seldom we fear, in the sequel. 



To emphasize the need 'of prayer and to show its on the night before Christmas to forget the per- this volume valuable help in tk preparation 
relation "to ttie Holy Spirit is the purpose of this son after whom Christmas day is named." He then their lessons during the present year, while we 
little book. While there is nothing new or start- in vision saw another Christmas tree. "The m the Old 1 estament. 



Leaders of Israel. A brief history of the He- 
brews from the earliest times to the downfall 
of Jerusalem, A. D. 70. By George L. Rob- 
inson, Ph.D. (Leipzig), Professor of Old 
Testament literature and Exegesis, McCor- 
mick Theological Seminary, Chicago. New 
York. International Committee of Young 
Men's Christian Association. 

As the coming year is to be devoted exclusively 
to the study of the Old Testament in our Sun- 
day-schools, this volume, with its personal studies 
of the leaders of Israel, and its maps, charts, and 
illustrations, will be found of special interest. 
The work seems to be written in the spirit of 
reverence for the inspiration of the Old Testament 
Scriptures, and yet in the light of modern his- 
torical study. It is written for study rather than 
for reading, and therefore divided into lessons fol- 
lowed bv questions and may be made a profitable 
side study for the Sunday-school lessons for the 
coming year. Teachers, especially, will find in 

of 
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THE CHRISTIAN-EVANGELIST. 



January 24, 1907. 



Remove Them Before the First* Sunday in March! 



The three who hinder the progress 
of the Foreign Missionary enterprise are 
Ignorance, Prejudice and Indifference. 
They are "the lion in the way." In the 
above picture the artist has expressed 
his conception boldly and strikingly, yet 
faithfully and eloquently. 

Ignorance. The chief hindrance is 
lack of information. The people do not 
know the facts. They are blind to the 



lack vision. They do not see the world 
with Christ's eyes, nor feel for the world 
with Christ's heart. Prejudice is a hin- 
drance hard to remove. Only a close 
study of the New Testament, and a deep- 
er religious life will prove really effective. 
Indifference.. But Indifference is per- 
haps the greatest hindrance. These be- 
lieve in Foreign Missions. They always 
talk on the right side. But they need 



BLOCKING THE WAY. 




THE THREE WHO HSNDER. 



marvelous things which are being done. 
They do not read missionary books or 
other missionary literature. They do 
not attend our conventions and Mission- 
ary Rallies. Some preachers do not in- 
form themselves that they may enlighten 
their churches. Such people are to be 
pitied rather than censured. If they 
knew the facts they would be enthusias- 
tic advocates. No man who ever hon- 
estly sought to inform himself upon the 
subject failed to be a warm supporter of 
the work. Whoever saw a doubtful or 
hesitating or pessimistic returned mis- 
sionary? Those who know the most are 
those who feel the most, and give the 
most, and pray the most for the work. 
Prejudice. T,arge numbers of people 
are prejudiced against Foreign Missions. 
They do not like people of other lands, 
of strange customs, and of odd clothes 
and manners. They have no sympathy 
with the dirt, and ignorance and deep 
need of the millions who grope in dark- 
ness. These are foreigners. That is 
enough. Th°y love the man of America. 
In him alone do they see possibilities. 
These are usually good people, but they 



to be aroused. We have on our list more 
than a thousand churches who believe 
thoroughly in the work done by the For- 
eign Society, but fail to respond in the 
March offering. They offer petty ex- 
cuses. They are simply indifferent. If 
they have a live missionary preacher, 
they do their duty, if their preacher is 
indifferent, so are they. If their preacher 
is wide awake and aggressive, they easily 
follow. They are always happy when 
they Jo their duty in securing a large 
offering. They make no defense of their 
neglect. They confess it and promise to 
do better. . . 

Let us do all in our power to remove 
the three great hindrances before the 
first Sunday in March. 

Please order March Offering supplies to- 
day. We furnish, free of charge, March 
Offering envelopes, Pastoral Letters. Sub- 
scription Books, Gold Nuggets, a large pos- 
ter printed in two colors, announcing the 
offering, the above picture enlarged for a 
poster, and the March offering number of 
the Missionary Voice. Please give the 
number in your church and all necessary 
supplies will be sent. Be careful to give 



local name of your church, such as Mt. 

Pleasant, Sixth street, etc., when different 

from the postoffice. 

F. M. Rains, 
Stephen J. Corey, 
Cincinnati, Ohio. Secretaries. 

A New Vision. 

The work of the Foreign Christian Mis- 
sionary Society during the past year is 
worthy of all commendation. The in- 
creased receipts, the number and efficiency 
of the new missionaries, the new stations 
opened, the strengthening of the older sta- 
tions, the building of suitable homes m 
which the missionaries may live and do 
better work, the great number of converts 
won to Christ — all these things fill us with 
great joy. And they ought to be a most' 
lively incentive to very greatly increase our 
offerings for 1907. Every minister, every 
congregation among us ought to be enthu- 
siastic and liberal in obeying the last com- 
mand of our risen Lord to evangelize the 
whole earth. The Christianizing of the na- 
tions is the chief business of the church of 
God. No preacher, no congregation can 
afford to be indifferent to this, the great- 
est of all the obligations resting upon the 
church. O, that, every one of us might 
catch a new vision of the conquest of the 
world for Christ ! May the Father help us 
to do that which is worthy of our day and 
opportunities in making known to the ends 
of the earth the name of our blessed Re- 
deemer ! Walter Scott Priest. 

The Broad Street Church, Columbus, 0. 
@ 
An Appreciation. 

If wise leadership, consecrated business' 
sagacity, aggressive and up-to-date methods 
count for anything, the Foreign Christian 
Missionary Society deserves the loyal sup- 
port of the brotherhood. The choice of 
Stephen J. Corey as secretary was a wise 
one. We had him with us in a rally here 
last week. The spell of the man is still on 
me. Of fine presence, gifted with a "low 
and musical voice, courteous and enthusi- 
astic, he is a fit man for the place. Surely 
the Foreign Society knows men. Let us 
all be thankful for Corey's selection to the 
place he now graces. I like to think of 
him as the Robert E. Speer of our Broth- 
erhood. Edgar D. Jones. 
Bloomington, 111. 

The Foreign Society. 

The work of the Foreign Society is pat- 
ent to all who keep in touch with the great 
forward movements of the day. Christi- 
anity would be immeasurably impover- 
ished were its activities to cease. Person- 
ally, I am so welL pleased with the oper- 
ations of the society that I shall not be 
satisfied until our church here supports 
more than one living-link missionary. 
. We should raise a half million for For- 
eign Missions in 1907. R. H. Crosseiei.d. 

Gwcnsboro, Ky. 



January 24 1907. 



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— Did you forget the colleges in your 
church? 

— If so, remember them yet in a liberal 
offering. 

— If we were to print the commenda- 
tions of The Christian-Evangelist now 
pouring into this office, for its position 
on current questions, there would be no 
room for anything else. 

—We appreciate them, if we do not 
print them, and as a rule they are not 
intended for publication. Every editor 
is indebted to personal and confidential 
letters, both of criticism and commenda- 
tion, which are intended only for his eye. 

—Following the great earthquake and fire 
in San Francisco and neighborhood comes 
another similar disaster at Kingston, Jam- 
aica. For both these places financial help is 
urgently needed that our brethren may have 
,a start to rebuild their homes and churches. 
The work in Jamaica is under the care of 
the Christian Woman's Board of Missions, 
- which lost considerably by the terrific hur- 
ricane of 1903, since which it has been re- 
building churches and mission homes. Now 
comes the earthquake and fire, with prob- 
ably complete destruction of all our mis- 
sion property. No word has been received 
up to the time of going to press, from the 
missionaries. 



— F. M. McCarthey is the new pastor 
at Leesville, La. 

—The new house at Chehalis, Wash., is 
ready for occupancy. 

—The Bible schools at Kenton and Belle- 
fontaine, O., are in a contest. 

— L. A. Johnson has taken up the pas- 
torate for Monroe and Ruston, La. 

— The work at Sumner, Wash., where 
Roy L. Dunn has had charge since June 
last, has made progress. 

'» — The Foreign Society has borrowed sev- 
eral thousands of dollars from the bank to 
pay the missionaries their salaries until 
March 1. 

— B. H. Allen, formerly of Mt. Vernon, 
Wash., is now pastor at Montesano. R. H. 
Shelley is one of the pillars of this con- 
gregation. 

— J. T. Eshelman is doing a fine work at 
Puyallup, Wash., where he recently had 20 
additions in one day, and where he 
preaches on Sundays. 

—Thomas J. Shuey, who recently left 
Abingdon, 111., has been welcomed at Seat- 
tle. R. E. Dunlap writes that he is all and 
more than was expected. 

— B. B. Tyler, pastor of the South 
Broadway Church. Denver, Colo., expects 
his church to become a living-link in the 
Foreign Society after the first Sunday in 
March. 

— R. M. Messick will divide his time be- 
tween Starbuck and Washtucna, Wash. At 
the latter place we have a good house of 
worship and the membership at each place 
is about forty. 

— Louisiana has this past year quadru- 
pled all past records. Six new churches 
were organized and five new pieces of 
property secured without a dollar of debt 
being contracted. 

THE SCROLL 

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Address, THE SCROLL, 5508 Kimbark Ave., Chicago 



— A. J. Perkins is a lonely Disciple at 
Buxton, Ore., and would like to see other 
brethren settle there. 

— February is the month to be given up 
in all the churches to preparation for the 
March offering the first Sunday in March. 
The offering will amount to but little with- 
out careful preparation. 

— The closing days of W. W. Sniff's pas- 
torate at Rushville, Ind., are days of vic- 
tory. He will preach his farewell sermons 
on January 27. and enter upon the pasto- 
rate of our church at Paris, 111., Feb- 
ruary 3. 

— Grant K. Lewis is seeking to interest 
the whole state of California in a simul- 
taneous campaign' next spring. Efforts will 
be made to secure at least six of our strong 
eastern evangelists and hold them for 
some time on the coast. 

— We are £>lad to hear that the revival 
meetings at Monterey, Mexico, have been 
so successful. The audiences were the 
largest that ever attended a distinctly re- 
ligious gathering of the local congregation. 
There were fourteen confessions at the end 
of three days. 

■ — O. I. Johnson, of Lopez Island, Wash., 
has organized a good Sunday-school and a 
small congregation there. We are glad to 
learn that he seems able to take up some 
work again. Brother Johnson was very 
seriously crippled some five years ago by 
falling from a cupola while painting the 
Caldwell church. 

— The brethren of -the Soniat Avenue 
church, New Orleans, are drawing plans 
for the new front to the church building 
which they are putting on, in anticipation 
of the national convention visiting that 
interesting southern city in October. iqoS. 
The First Church is beginning its new 
building. 

— From 60 members three years ago, 
there are now 260 at Ellensburg, Wash. The 
new church building is being rapidly pushed 
to completion and ours will be the most 
commodious and best in the town. W'e are 
glad to note that the Presbyterians have 
offered our brethren a home with them 
until the new building is completed. 

—The Ohio C. W. B. M. have taken upon 
themselves as a Centennial memorial, to 
erect the first Christian Church and mis- 
sion in South America. Its campaign be- 
gins with this month. It will be remem- 
bered that W. J. Burner, who was our first 
missionary to South America, is being 
supported by the L'nion Avenue church, 
St. Louis. 

— We understand that the brethren at 
Norfolk, Va., propose to erect a building 
on the grounds of the Jamestown Exposi- 
tion Company to represent the Christian 
churches, for use during and after the Ex- 
position. The expense will probably be 
" met by the sale of stock, and those inter- 
ested may address R. E. Steed, office of 
the city clerk, Norfolk, Va. 

— The brethren in New Orleans are be- 
ginning to stir themselves and their state 
in the matter of the national convention. 
W. M. Taylor is calling upon each church 
in the state to take a special interest in the 
matter and asks them to make preparations 
for a large convention chorus from dele- 
gates all over the state. He says the fact 
of the convention comins" to New Orleans 
will put the work forward in all the 
southern country at least ten years. 

— We have received a copy of our new 
Norwegian paper which makes a very ex- 
cellent appearance. Its name, interpreted 
in Ens-fish, is "Bible Friend." Sub-titles 
are "Unitv-Advocate," and "Peacemaker." 
The prominent line of type under the title 
tells us that it is "an imoartial paper for 
the establishing of Christian unity." All 
those who can read the Dano-Norse ought 
to subscribe for it, while other brethren, 
who have money to spare, may with great 



$250,000 

For Foundation Work 



The Centennial Program 

of 

THE AMERICAN 

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY 

SOCIETY 

contemplates the annual 
establishment of more 
churches in America. 

This means the broaden' 
ing of foundations for all 
otherwork. Once we make 
strong and wide and deep 
the American supports, our 
cause will speed around the 
world like light. 

"The shortest route to 
China is by way of Amer* 
ica." Let us preach the 
Gospel throughout America. 

WM. J. WRIGHT, Cor. Sec'y, 

Y. M. C. A. Building, 

CINCINNATI, OHIO. 



profit to our cause give a helping hand to 
the editor, Bro. C. S. Osterhus, Ossian, la. 
— It will interest the brotherhood to 
know that the Congregational church, in 
which our national convention at San Fran- 
cisco met, is being rebuilt and the indica- 
tions are that within two months it will 
be open for worship again. We under- 
stand., too, that the Hall of the Native 
Sons, where our convention headquarters 
were, is also to be rebuilt. The St. Fran- 
cis Hotel, where many of us stopped, will 
soon be ready for occupancy again, and will 
be one-half larger than it was at the time 
of our convention. This is just an indica- 
tion of how a new San Francisco is rising 
from the ashes of the old. 

@ m 

AT THi FIRST SIGN 

Of Baby's Torturing, Disfiguring Humor 

TJse Cuticura Soap and Cuticura 

Ointment. 

Every child born into the world with an 
inherited tendency to torturing, disfiguring 
humors of the skin and scalp becomes an 
object of the most tender solicitude, not 
only because of its suffering, but because of 
the dreadful fear that the disfiguration is 
to be lifelong and mar its future happiness 
and prosperity. Hence it becomes the duty 
of mothers of such afflicted children to 
acquaint themselves with the best, the pur- 
est, and most effective treatment available, 
viz. :" warm baths with Cuticura Soap, and 
gentle anointings with Cuticura Ointment, 
the great Skin Cure. Cures made in child- 
hood are in most cases speedy, permanent, 
and economical. 



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January 24, 190- 



— The "Pacific Christian'' announces that 
W. T. Moore has been asked to visit Cali- 
fornia in the interests of the fund for the 
churches and brethren that were crippled 
by the earthquake and fire. The arrange- 
ments are in charge of Bro. J. Durham, of 
Irvington; Cal. Brother Moore is to preach 
on -Sundays and give lectures during the 
week. He plans to reach southern Cali- 
fornia about the second week in March and 
proceed northward as arrangements may 
demand. He would prefer to start a little 
earlier, but may be detained by his new- 
book on "Preacher Problems,'' which is 
now in the hands of the printers and which 
is scheduled to appear among the spring 
publications. Brother Moore will .have 
nothing to do with the finances, one of his 
stipulations being that all money must be 
handled by the brethren in California. 

— C. C. Garrigues, of Albion, III. 
preached his closing discourse for the 
church in that place on Sunday evening, 
Jan. 13. The Congregational and Presby- 
terian churches adjourned and came to the 
Christian church in a body to signify their 
appreciation of our brother who is clos- 
ing his pastorate there. There was an 
impromptu symposium on Christian union 
at the close, in which the ministers of the 
other churches took a leading part, and 
the service created a profound impression 
on the' community. Brother Garrigues 
began his work with the Hammett Place 
church in this city on last Lord's day. 
With such helpers as Brothers Dowlins-. 
Cree and Sanford of the Christian Pub- 
lishing Company, and other active workers 
in that church, we anticipate a fruitful 
ministry for our brother, in whose coming 
we rejoice. 

- — We learn, through Sister Helen E. 
Moses, with profound regret of the recent 
death, at Oklahoma City, Okla.. of Howard 
Atkinson, only son of our lamented A. M. 
Atkinson, and of his beloved wife, N. E. 
Atkinson, who has been so long promi- 
nently identified with our Christian Wom- 
an's Board of Missions. We have known 
Brother Howard from his boyhood and 
have watched with interest his develop- 
ment into manhood, taking his father's 
place in business, and the hope and stay 
of his mother. He was highly esteemed 
by all who knew him, for his business in- 
tegrity and for his purity of life. He died 
of pneumonia after only a few weeks' 
residence in Oklahoma, and his bodv was _ 
carried back to Wabash, Ind., the old fam- 
ily home, for interment. Our sincere sym- 
pathies are extended to the bereaved wife 
mother and sister in this heavy affliction. 

— All our educational institutions need 
help in the way of endowment and* new 
equipment. Just at this moment we are 
especially interested in the effort which 
Butler College is making to raise $250,- 
000. The grand total promised, up to 
January 8, was $172,675. But considerably 
more than half of this is promised on the 
special condition that the whole $250,000 
shall be raised before a certain date, which 
leaves the college only a few weeks in 
which to get nearly $80,000 still needed to 
secure the $100,000 pledge of Joseph Irwin. 
What is wanted is more liberality on the 
part of the Disciples of Christ of Indiana, 
and former students of the college. In this 
connection let us state that the C. W. B. M. 
has closed negotiations for the purchase 
of ground in Irvington for their office and 
the training school which has been pro- 
jected. It is. one of the finest sites in In- 
dianapolis, being close, to. the college and 
adjoining the Bona Thompson Memorial 
Library. The board contemplates establish- 
ing its offices at this place and the school 
will be for men and women. Facilities will 
also be afforded for courses of instruction 
in religious work for converts to Christi- 
anity from India, Persia, Porto Rico, Mex- 
ico, and other foreign lands. The C. W. 
B. M. board anticipates that eventually a 



large number of interesting students from 
many nationalities will be brought to- 
gether. 

REVIVAL AT MARSHALL, MO. 

A. N. Lindsey, whose likeness ap- 
peared in our columns a few weeks ago, 
is assisting Pastor Wharton, a brother of 
the lamented missionary, in a meeting. 




C. E. Benlehr, Damoh. India. 




E. E. Bilby. 

E. E. Bilby, who has won success on the 
concert platform, is in charge of the 
music. The Marshall church is a living- 
link in the Foreign Societv, with C. E. 
Benlehr at Damoh, India. 



— The work at Lincoln, Xeb., under H. H. 
Harmon, prospers. 

— J. D. Williams has just organized a Bible 
study class at Eldara, 111. 

— H. O. Breeden is to begin a meeting Feb- 
ruary 3 at Walla Walla, Wash. 

„ — The brethren at Moline. Kan., led by T. A. 
W. Brown, are just beginning a revival ' with" 
home forces. 

■ — £' '£" Wharton > of Niagara Falls, is assist- 
ing B. S. Hayden at Forest Avenue, Buffalo, N. 
V, in a special effort. 

— J. W. Garner has begun a meeting at Stig- 
ler, Okla., where we have no organization. He 
is preaching in the Presbyterian church. 

— E. W. Yocum will continue to preach at Ce- 
darville, Mo., one of the best young congrega- 
tions in the district, and 'will give half his time 
to Jerico Springs. 

— J. W. Lowber has begun bis eleventh vear 
with the Central Church of Austin. Texas, where 
there were additions nearly every Sunday during 
1906. 

—We have received from Brother Breeden a 
message based on his recent meeting in Xew 
York, but it comes to us too late for publication 
this week. 

— W. H. Scribner and wife were reeentlv sur- 
prised by the congregation of the church at Be- 
loit, Kan., who left a very handsome present 
for the preacher and his family. 

— Three of the denominational churches are 
in a union meeting with our own church at 
Pontiac, 111. William G. McColley preached dur- 
ing the second week of the meeting in the Pres- 
byterian church. 

— E. L. Carpenter wil dedicate the new building 
at Canton, Kan., January 2j. Brother Carpenter 
will also dedicate at Riverton, la., February 3, 
and the following night will lecture at Hamburg 
on his Oriental trip. 

— VV. A. Morrison, who resigned at McPherson 
to accept the work at Windsor, Mo., is already 
on his new field of labor. There were two bap- 
tisms at McPherson on each of his last two Sun- 
days there. The church passed strong resolutions 
commending Brother Morrison, who has been their 



As We Go to Press. 

Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Monterey, Mexico, Jan. 20. — Eighty-three 
confessions in two weeks, the record for 
Mexico. Meeting continues. — S. G. Inman. 

;>pecial to 'I he Christian-Evangelist. 

Shelbyville, Ind.. Jan. 20. — In fifteen days 
of Harlow's meeting seventy added. Rain- 
storms ever}' day. — H. O. Pritchard, pastor, 
especial to The Christian- Evangelist. 

Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 20. — Twenty-two 
added to-day, fifty-eight during the week. 
People turned away. Wilhite and Tucker- 
man the evangelistic force. — W. O. Thomas, 
pastor. 

Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Eldorado, Kan., Jan. 20. — One hundred 
and one additions in first two weeks. 
Weather very bad. Town stirred. Popu- 
lation 3,000. House too small for the 
crowds. S. W. Brown the pastor. We 
continue. — Fife and Saunders, evangelists. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Corydon, la., Jan. 21. — Since Evangelist 
Sunday has been here almost impossible for 
another man to hold good meetings. Pastor 
Lilley sick and very bad weather, yet in 
twenty-five days we had 52 added. Great 
crowds. J. E. Lintt is singer. I preached 
six sermons to-day. Go to Riverton, la., 
next. Address me at Bethany, Neb. — 
W. L. Harris, evangelist. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Farmersburg, Ind., Jan. 21. — L. L. Car- 
penter dedicated good house. Five thou- 
sand dollars raised. — J. H. Mavity. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 
. Monongahela City, Pa., Jan. 21. — 
Clarence Mitchell's work stirring entire 
community; sixty additions in fifteen 
nights.- — Garry L. Cook, minister. 
Special to The Christian-Evangelist. 

Huntington, Ind., Jan. 21. — Three hun- 
dred here to date, and that in the worst 
weather we have ever encountered; sun 
has appeared only twice since we came to 
this city. Thirty-one added yesterday; 
continuing with greatest possible in- 
terest.- — Charles Reign Scoville. 



January 24, 1907. 



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minister for three years, and they gave him and 
his wife a parting reception. 

— Harry G. Hill continues to be in great de- 
mand for addresses to men. He has just been 
the guest of the Owl Club, Maitland, Mo. Last 
Lord's day he spoke to the Y. M. 0. A., at Adrian, 
Mich., while next Lord's day he is to give his 
fifth address to the men of Springfield, Ohio. 

— A note from President Zollars indicates that 
work with reference to the Oklahoma Christian 
University is proceeding. January 21 was ap- 
pointed for opening the bids on the contract for 
the buildings. The faculty will be elected in 
February. Further particulars we have not space 
for in this issue. 

— The first Sunday in February is Endeavor 
Day in the interests of the Foreign Christian 
Missionary Society. An excellent program enti- 
tled "The Dawning Day," has been prepared by 
the Society and will be sent free to such socie- 
ties as will send ah offering for the foreign work. 

— Flournoy Payne, who has been supplying the 
pulpit at Rifle, Colo., for a month, has, upon 
che urgent request of the church, decided to en- 
ter upon the regular ministry during this year. 
It is an enterprising, zealous, young church. A 
good meeting has been held there by John T. 
Stivers, and a parsonage is to be begun imme- 
diately. 

— Mrs. Mary Miller writes us that as a result 
of R. B. Havener's visit to High Hill, Mo., the 
first work towards a church home was undertaken 
and almost $900 subscribed. 

— The annual report of the church at Mans- 
field, O., shows that it is prospering under the 
efficient ministry of Bruce Brown. The Brooks 
Brothers will soon begin revival services at this 
historic church. 

— James Sharratt is still in the general evange- 
listic field and will be glad to serve" churches to 
the best of his ability. He may be addressed 
S13 W. 2 1 st street, Kansas City, Mo. Brother 
Sharratt has recently visited Moorhead, Iowa, 
where he found an active missionary church. 

Death of W. J. Russell. 

We were startled by the receipt of a telegram 
on Thursday from Frankfort, Ind., announcing 
that W. J. Russell, pastor of the First Christian 
Church of that city, had died suddenly that 
morning. The full particulars of this sad occur- 
rence have not reached us though we sent at 
once to get all the information possible. We 
have learned, however, that Brother Russell died, 
as he often expressed a wish to do, with heart 
trouble, without a moment's warning. At the 
lime he was stricken an unfinished letter to a 
friend in Cincinnati was in his typewriter, his 
iast sentence being in reference to Frankfort as 
a beautiful city in which to live and enjoy one's 
self. At the time of his death he was engaged 
on a work called "The Life of Christ." A 
part of the manuscript was before him on the 
table. In another column of this issue of The 
Christian-Evangelist will be found perhaps the 
last article he wrote, sent to us by special re- 
quest. Brother Russell was born in .Michigan, 




W. J. Russell. 

January 28, 1859, and was a graduate of Butler 
College. He took up the work at Frankfort not 
wry long ago, having formerly been at Pitts- 
burg, Pa. . Other pastorates he held were at 
RushVillf, .lhd.,r Detroit and Grand Rapids, Mich. 
He was_the .author of a number of books, chief 
anionL them being "What is Your Life?" which 
the^ Chiristtan Putuishing Company counts, itself 
happy to have on its list of publications. He 
leaves a widow and family and his father and 
mother who live in Michigan. Brother Russell 
was_ a strong man from every standpoint of 
Christian life. He worked for the best things 
and our brotherhood has lost a man noble in 
character and powerful in service. The Editor 
was asked to preach the funeral sermon, but 
engagements prevented. 



Carterville, 111., he says, where the brethren in- 
tend to erect a fine building in the near future, 
is in need of a good minister who can take 
charge on a salary of $900 a year. 

— Edgar D. Jones, of the First Church, Bloom- 
ington, 111., is preaching a series of five evening 
sermons to young people, which are attracting 
large audiences. A mission study class of 44 
members is a feature of the work and is ac- 
complishing much good in this church, and a bus- 
iness men's class in the Bible school has just 
been organized with Attorney Robert E. 'Williams 
as teacher. 

— The great demands upon our space have pre- 
vented us from giving publicity to a communica- 
tion from Joseph Keevil, of Brooklyn, who ex- 
presses the appreciation of the brethren there of 
M. E- Harlan, and their regret at the necessity 
of his relinquishing the pastorate of the Sterl- 
ing Place . Church. Brother Keevil and the mem- 
bers of the Humboldt Street Church remember 
the wise counsel and firm friendship of Brother 
Harlan in their days of struggle. 

— We are very glad to know that J. W. Yoho, 
of Bethany, has been unanimously elected as cor- 
responding secretary of West Virginia. With the 
help he can bring to the work, with Brethren 
Linkletter and Crites already in the field, we look 
for a forward movement. We are glad to an- 
nounce that Brother Power has in preparation an 
article for The Christian-Evangelist on the 
pioneers of Virginia and contiguous territory. 

— "Progress" is the word that comes to us 
from Bryan, Texas, where James Challenner leads 
our church. Appreciation of the pastor and his 
wife was recently expressed by the invasion of 
their home and many additions to the larder. 
Bryan is quite an educational center, and three 
of the denominational churches have each com- 
pleted handsome modern buildings. Our own 
building is not adequate for the needs of the 
work, and while our brethren are not wealthy, 
they are planning a new house to cost from 
$6,000 to $8,000. 

— The brethren at Coshocton, O., held a very 
successful rally on January 13, for their church 
building fund. Two hundred and sixty dollars 
were raised although $200 was the aim. There 
will be a building fund rally eviery month until 
dedication. The new building is well under way 
and wiil, perhaDS, be completed by April 1. We 
shall hope to give further particulars of it later. 
The Ladies' League of the Franklin Circle Church. 
Cleveland, of which Coshocton is a living-link, 
recently sent a donation of $25. There was no 
money in the treasury when the start was made 
so that it is very largely a work of faith. J. N. 



Johnston, the pastor, writes us that Miss Zoe 
Shrake, treasurer of the building fund, will re- 
ceive contributions from any desiring to assist. 

— The Sunday-school at Olwein, la., is in a 
contest with that at Albia, and Kendallville is 
contesting with the First Church at South Bend. 
Let us state here that we are glad to receive 
brief and vital news about our Sunday-schools 
and will use as much of it as we can in The 
Christian-Evangelist. A special department re- 
lating to the Sunday-schools has been opened in 
"Our Young Folks," which is a paper especially 
intended for Sunday-school workers and attend- 
ants, and we direct the attention of pastors, su- 
perintendents and teachers to this department. 

— J. Q. Biggs has tendered his resignation of the 
pastorate at Buffalo, Mo., where an excellent 
meeting was held a few weeks ago by Brother 
Wilhite. Brother Biggs desires to take some 
studies in the State University and will remove 
to Columbia about February 1. He would like 
to preach for some church in that neighborhood 
on Lord's days. The church at Buffalo will be 
sorry to lose him, for he has done a good work 
there and endeared himself to the members. The 
total expenditures during the past year amounted 
to $2,150 and the collections for missions 
were five times the amount raised for some 
time previous to Brother Biggs taking charge. 

— Brother Breeden's pastorate with the Central 
Christian Church, Des Moines, terminated with 
the end of the year, and on January 6, Finis 
Idleman, late pastor of the great church at Paris, 
111., entered upon his new field in Des Moines. 
Brother Idleman writes: "The Central church 
has welcomed us beyond all merit or expectation. 
Brother Breeden did everything within his power 
to make the new program begin auspiciously. 
Des Moines scarcely knows what to do without 
him. Brother Medbury and the University Place 
Church have been all that heart could desire in 
Christian fellowship. Our own churches are fol- 
lowing up the Chapman meetings in this city. 
The Central Church begins its meetings the first 
Sunday in February. We will hold our own 
meeting, assisted by P. M. Kendall, in the song 
service." Brother Idleman has not an easy field, 
but we have every confidence that he will use 
good judgment and earnest consecration. 

— In another column will be found an an- 
nouncement about the G. L. Wharton memorial, 
and the resignation of F. W. Norton at Irving- 
ton, Ind., in order to enter upon the work of 
Field Secretary to secure the money needed. 
Brother Norton has been pastor of the Downing 
Avenue Church for six and one-half years. He 
has been faithful and successful. We have re- 
ceived from James W. Conner, on behalf of the 



Our Churches at Kingston Destroyed 



From all reports of the terrible earthquake and 
fire at Kingston, Jamaica, it sterns almost certain 
that our churches and the homes of the mission- 
aries of the C. W. B. M., as well as of many 
of the membership, have been destroyed. Imme- 
diately on receipt of the news of the disaster 
we asked to be kept in touch with the situation 
and herewith give a message from Mrs. Helen 
E. Moses, president of the C. W. B. M., who 
speaks from intimate knowledge of the field. The 
hearts of the whole brotherhood will go out in 
sympathy with and prayer for the workers and 
their flocks: 

Indianapolis, Ind.. Jan. 10. 
I write to tell you we have not yet had an 
answer to our cablegram sent early Wednesday 
mew-ning. The silence of our friends and the 
nature of the reports make us sad indeed. Often- 
times th< re is a confusion in such reports that 
is easily recognized by those who have b^en on 
the pround and are familiar with it. In the case 
of *the reports from Kingston there is no such 
confusion. To one knowing the c'ty, there is an 
orderly and terrible development in the reports. 
First it is the business section ox the city. 
Then stret ts are named, then sections of the 
residence portions of the city, then suburbs, then 
inland towns. In each case the detail has been 
clear and orderly, given in the manner you would 
expect either good or sad news to develop. 

When details concerning Duke and button 
streets were given we knew if they were true 
it meant the destruction of our best church and 
mission home on the island, and the destruction 
of our rental property on Sutton street. When 
the word came of the destruction of the Baptist 
church we knew the portion of the city in which 
some of our best and most earnest workers live 
had gone., When the later word came that Con- 
stance Springs hotel was gone, we were almost 
overwhelmed, for if destruction had reached out 
that far we could scarcely hope our Torrington 
church and King's Gate church and mission house 
were saved. Our sadness is not so much because 
of the -loss of valuable property, while that 
means a great deal, but it is bdiWse in these 
districts are faithful missionaries afad loyal Chris- 
tian people. We do not forget that other Chris- 
tian communities are suffering; we remember tnem 
and pray for them, but our people, those to whom 
we are bound by the strong tie of Christian friend- 
ship and service, for these our prayers ascend, 
and our hearts long. In Kingston our missionary 
force comprises Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Randall, Mr. 
J. E. Randall, Mr. and Mrs. Win. Pearn and 
Miss Isabel McHardy. Mr. and Mrs. Randall 
have been faithful workers in Jamaica for more 
than thirty-five years. They are known and hon- 
ored throughout the Island. They have reared a 



large family, the members of which are faithful, 
intelligent Christians, supporting their parents in 
all good works. Their son, Mr. J. E. Randall, is 
one of the most highly respected young men in 
Jamaica. He is secretary for the Island of the 
United Societies of Christian Endeavor, and was 
offered the secretaryship of China by Dr. Clark. 



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Miss Isabel McHardy, City Missionary, 
Kingston. 

He has been pastor of our churches at Mt. Zion 
and Mt. Carmel, and was very recently chosen 
to minister to our Duke street church. Mr. and 
Mrs. Pearn but recently returned to Jamaica 
from Harrisonville, Mo., and were supplying at 
Duke street church. We have (God grant they 
are still there), a company of intelligent, faithful 
Christians. They are earnest and active in their 
work. On the very day the news of the terrible 
disaster came we had letters from several of 
them telling of plans for forward work in the 
church, and rejoicing in the fact that five had 
just made the good confession. These friends 
must be helped through these days and weeks of 
danger; do not forget their needs. 

Helen E. Moses. 



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January 24, 1907. 



We All Know 
December Sixteenth 



has passed, but that will not ex- 
cuse any church that neglected 
the offering for Ministerial Re- 
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church, a statement which we cannot give at 
length owing to the great pressure on our col- 
umns, but which expresses the appreciation and 
love of the church for its pastor. "It is," writes 
Brother Conner, "with many regrets and much 
sorrow that the church has consented to release 
him that he may leave for this important work to 
which he is now called. This church would not 
have consented to have released him for any 
other work than this sacred ministry in the in- 
terest of world-wide missions." We are sure 
that the brotherhood will aid Brother Norton 
in every possible way in securing this memorial 
to a man whom we all loved and honored, as we 
do the cause of which he was such a glorious 
exponent. 

— In a letter from Charles E. Varney, of whose 
visit to this office we spoke recently, as a well 
known lecturer and minister who, with his wife, 
were turning away from Universalism, to identify 
themselves with a movement seeking the unifica- 
tion of Christendom on the original basis, he 
says: "With us it is simply that we feel that 
philosophy is neither life nor food. No phil- 
osophy of the future is potentially as valuable as 
a vital fact in the present. We have come to 
the place where we can say that there is no 
philosophy, no theology, and no religion other 
than that which may be summed up in Jesus 
Christ. It is our purpose to surrender ourselves 
completely to him. We are resolved to know 
nothing but Jesus and him crucified. Where he 
leads us we will follow. We have said tWs and 
we feel that he is leading us out into the larger 
fellowship and the greater field of service that 
the Christian church presents. Our optimism 
leads us to look to some far off divine event 
toward which the whole creation may be moving, 
but the event can come only as the whole cre- 
ation acknowledges one divine Lord and Saviour. 
And betore that far off possible event the whole 
world is grovelling in darkness and suffering 
and sin, needing to be brought to the light and 
saving grace of our Lord and Master, Jesus 
whose we are, and whom from this time forth 
we desire actively to serve." 



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The G. L. Wharton Memorial. 

The readers of The Christian-Evangelist 
doubtless saw the announcement made by the 
Foreign Christian Missionary Society that they 
are co-operating with Hiram college to establish 
a home for the children of missionaries and to 
endow a scholarship to provide free tuition for 
these children, and that this home and endow- 
ment are to be made a memorial to Greene Law- 
rence Wharton, our first missionary to a heathen 
land, and one of the most sainted and worthy 
Christian men among the Disciples of Christ. 

Frank W. Norton, for seven years pastor of 
the church at Irvington, Ind., has accepted the 
position of field secretary to secure the $25,000 
necessary for creating the memorial mentioned 
above. A warmer friend of Brother Wharton 
and of the interests of the missionaries could not 
be found, and it is with an especial consciousness 
of an opportunity to honor so worthy a man and 
to help so worthy a cause that he is devoting 
himself to this enterprise. ' He begins his work 
at once. 

Every church should plan to observe a Wharton 
Memorial day, in which to relate the splendid 
work of this devoted man, to speak of the sac- 
rifices our missionaries are making, and 'the needs 
of a home for their children, and also to call 
upon its young people to consecrate themselves 
to the work which has had to be left unfinished 
by the worthy man who has fallen at -his post. 

C. C. Rowlison, 
President Hiram College. 



St. Louis City Missions. 

The annual meeting of the Christian churches of 
St. Louis, constituting the St. Louis Christian Mis- 
sionary Society, met at the Hamilton Avenue 
Christian Church, on Monday evening, January 
14. In spite of the downpour of rain there 
was a good attendance, especially at the evening 
service. The reports showed the best year's work 
which we have had for some time, with the most 
encouraging outlook. G. E. Ireland, who has been 
selected as city missionary, and who is ably sec- 
onded by his good wife, submitted a report show- 
ing one new church organized, with two or three 
other encouraging openings. Addresses were 
made by W. H. McClain, G. A. Hoffmann, J. H. 
Garrison, and the evening address, by F. L. 
Bowen, city missionary of Kansas City. Brother 
Bowen's visit was highly appreciated, and his ad- 
dress stirred us all up with the inspiration of the 
possibilities of city missions. 'The ladies of the 
Hamilton Avenue Church served refreshments 
between the afternoon and evening sessions. The 
same officers were elected for the coming year, 
with the exception of E. B. Redd, secretary, who 
is to leave the city in March. The officers are, 
George L. Snively, president; J. H. Allen, vice- 
president; J. A. Gardner, secretary; G. A. Hoff- 
mann, treasurer, and W. H. McClain, auditor. 
These constitute the executive committee, and* the 
board consists of the minister and one other mem- 
ber from each ' congregation. Brother Hoffmann's 
report of the progress of the work during the past 
year we hope to publish later. 

The Disciples' House at Jamestown. 

The brethren at Norfolk, Va., have determined 
that we shall have a Disciples' building at the 
Jamestown Exposition. . The local church has 
bought a lot inside the fair grounds, and J. T. 
T. Hundley, the pastor, is in the field raising 
money for the building. The Exposition ground 
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a permanent character. The Exposition company 
expects to sell these buildings after -the Expo- 
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Our brethren have wisely selected their lot with 
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S FROM MANY FIELDS 



Illinois. 

The good old church at Carrollton is hunting 
a preacher. There are many faithful and true 
people here. Some of these good churches seem 
to be a kind of reserve force, ready almost any 
time to be called into action and possessing great 
power for fine execution when they get .at it. 
There is haidly a church in the land in which 
great things -are not possible with proper leader- 
ship. This was the home of the venerable E. E. 
Craig, and from here he sent out the "Gospel 
Echo," the fust religious paper subscribed for by 
the writer. It was a four-page blanket-sheet and 
was finally absorbed by The Christian-EvangUL- 
ist. It was a fine teacher, especially to a boy just 
getting Lis footing on the rock and his heart on 
the Christ and his mind on the Book. What re- 
sponsibilities editors do have; always somebody 
getting his bearings by such stars as chance to be 
in his horizon. Many a destiny Is determined by 

a single page. At Girard P. F. York is just 

beginning a very promising pastorate. He is a 
man of mature judgment and able in word 
and doctrine and in every way a man "of 
the people and for the people." The church 
numbers 150, with a Sunday-school of 100. 
E. G. Thompson, who is now the missionary sec- 
retary of Colorado, began his ministry here. 
Nicholas Magee grew up in this congregation and 
is a preacher of ability. Here J. P. McKnight, 
of Los Angeles, Cal., found his wife. Whether 
it be a greater work for a church to produce a 
preacher, or such a preacher's wife as is the tal- 
ented daughter of J. D. Metcalf, is too fine a 
•question for me to try to determine. Here still 
resides the widow of that princely preacher, J. W. 
Ballenger, in her cozy little Lome near the 
church. The Endeavor Society and the C. W. B. 

M. are doing good work. At Virden H. J. Hos- 

ietler is pushing the work of the Master with his 
accustomed vigor. There have been 115 addi- 
tions since he began his work at Virden, 92 by 
confession, 100 in Sunday-school, Junior Chris- 
tian Endeavor 28, Intermediate Christian Endeav- 
or of 32 and a Gideon's band of 50, and a small 
C. W. B. M. Here resides J. FT Henderson and 
his r-oyal family, who have not only counted so 
much in the local church but in all our great 
enterprises. Brother Hostetler preaches, also, on 
Sunday afternoons at Auburn, where we have a 
splendid little struggling band growing into a 
useful church. -Brother Underwood is just leav- 
ing Cantrall, after a good year's work, to return 
to college. The church is old and tried and faith- 
ful. It has a good field and, with the proper lead- 
er in divine things, will be able to do much for 
the souls of the splendid population in the vicin- 
ity. : Eureka has just enjoyed a splendid meet- 
ing by the Brooks brothers with more than 100 
additions in two weeks. They do splendid work, 
straightforward earnest gospel preaching, for the 
want of which thousands must perish, and in 
the use of. which few men fail. The singing was 
ideal, fervent, spiritual, reverent, calm. Many of 
the additions were from our students, who, while 
■attaining their literary education, have learned 
to sit at the feet of the great Teacher and 
gather inspiration and guidance in life's career 
from him. This is one advantage of a Christian 
college, if the student will take what is offered; 
the alien is guided into the greatest kingdom 
on earth, and the young Christian is strengthened 
and led into still higher service and to nobler 
views of what the larger life means. But of how 
little weight rest such momentous matters upon 



many Christian parents. A. W. Taylor had made 
studied and well executed preparation for the 
meeting and was most diligently devoted to its 
interests. J- G. Waggoner. 

Eureka. 



Good Work at Mozier, 111. 

John W. Pearson, the regular minister, com- 
menced a meeting at the Bay Church, Mozier, 
111. I continued the work eighteen days. There 
were 34 added — 22 by baptism. Our anti-breth- 
ren have a church building near by, and during 
the entire time of our meeting one of their chief 
debaters harangued the brethren on the wicked- 
ness of organs, Sunday-schools and missionary 
societies. He wanted to debate, but I answered 
him after the manner of Nehemiah 6:3, and just 
went on with the meeting. This is the second 
time I have ignored their challenges. The first 
time 44 were added to the Lord's work. I am 
growing more_ confident every day that the day is 
past for debating these questions and that they 
bring strife and division and settle nothing. The 
Bay Church has a fine school of over 100, a 
splendid Endeavor society and some of the best 
personal workers I have ever found. 

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The work at Jackson is reported as progressing 
very well by W. J. Dodge. At Pikeville C. M. 
Summers is not only pushing things but is plan- 
ning a meeting. W. L. Lacy, in Morgan coun- 
ty, added nine and brought order out of chaos. — 
Irvine had W. C. McCallum to supply one Sun- 
clay. He says there is a prospect for future suc- 
cessful work. G. W. Adkins added three and 

did much general work in eastern Kentucky. 

There were five added in Sandy Valley as the 

result of the labors of S. J. Short. There were 

ten additions in the work of Z. Ball, who says 

he is getting his new field well in hand. - 

Thirteen additions at Pikeville and Paint Lick 
resulted from the labors of W. J. Cocke; $500 
additional raised on Pikeville house and the 

building enterprise stimulated at Paint Lick. 

Latonia had two additions and H. C. Runyan 

most enthusiastically called for another year. 

The work at Hazel Green and West Liberty moves 
on well under H. L. Atkinson. An evangelistic 
institute is to be held by W. J. Wright at Hazel 

Green. Edw. B. Richey is pushing forward at 

South Louisville. Worthville has arranged to 

have Earl Barr during 1907. D. C. McCallum 

closed at Valley View and O. J. Young has been 

called to preach half time. J. W. Masters 

added 12— to by baptism. He is now in Clay 
county looking after a building that is being 

erected.- T. S. Buckingham closed his labors 

with Edmonton and has removed to Lexington, 
being now in anti-saloon league work. A preacher 

for one- fourth time has not yet been secured. 

W, H, Cord closed his labors with the Cannel 
City congregation and commends them for the 
continued help of the state board. He is preach- 
ing for some of the good churches of Montgomery 
county — being engaged also in an excellent school 

of which he is principal in Mt. Sterling. W. P. 

Walden has closed his labors with the Springfield 
congregation and will take up the work at 

Lebanon.- J. B. Briney will preach half time 

during this year at Bardstown and the outlook is 

good. L. B. Haskins closed the year of 1906 at 

Erlanger with the work in good condition in 
every way and the best prospects in the history of 

that field. Raymond G. Sherrer reports for the 

rebuilding of the Jellico house of worship, about 
S210 raised during December. More than ten times 
that much is neede'd to put them in as good 
condition as before the explosion of a car load of 
dynamite in the town. The need of help is urgent. 

The collections of the month amounted to 

$1,444.56, made by H. W. Elliott, secretary and* 
treasurer. As compared with last December this 
is a loss of $120.87. The receipts since October 



1 show a gain of $142.18 over the receipts of the 
corresponding period of last year. Not many of 
our large churches have as yet sent in their offer- 
ings. We urge prompt remittance of every avail- 
able dollar. We have paid out every cent received 
and did not have quite enough to meet our obliga- 
tions to January 1. H. W. Elliott, 

Secretary and Treasurer. 
Sulphur, Ky. 

Pennsylvania. 

The bane of our ministerial life — change — has 
fallen upon this district. Bro. E. D. Salkeld has 
gone from Homestead to Cleveland. Brother Saw- 
telle has taken evangelistic work in Indiana coun- 
ty, after two years in Duquesne. Brother Brew- 
ster has gone from McKees Rocks to Observatory 
Hill. Bro. J. D. Garrison is our newest acces- 
sion from the Hoosier state. Somerset is to be 
congratulated. — — Among the additions in our Mc- 
Keesport meeting was Miss Pauline Kern, a Jewess, 
who had been doing missionary work among the 
Baptists. She is now at work among the Jews 
surrounding the Central church, Pittsburg. Broth- 
er Thurgood speaks in the highest praise of her 

work. The mission among the foreigners of 

McKeesport is prospering under Brother Knesseff 
and Miss Vasicek. The work has outgrown its 
room and the problem of securing larger quarters 

confronts us. Brother Frick has taken the 

work at Crafton, where the work has been largely 
done on a new building. This leaves no one at 
Franklin and Butler. We need at least six strong 
men in this district. The work in every one of the 

fields is hard but the results are sure. Our 

churches are looking hopefully toward 1909. 

McKeesport, Pa. Howard CramblET. 

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Ohio. 

C. A. McDonald has resigned at the Fourth 
Church. Akron, and accepted a. call to the church 
at McKee's Rocks. Pa. Brother McDonald has 
done good service at Akron and we do njt like 

to see him leave Ohio. December 30 marked 

the close of several pastorates in Ohio: Shel- 
burne at Toledo Central, Taubman at Ports- 
mouth, Pearce at Ga'ion, Kerns at Massillon, Lowe 
at Athens. So far as known successors have not 
been chosen for any of these fielos. A. M. Jen- 
kins ha; ceased to be minister at Chesterland and 

Fowler's Mills. The church at Van Wert is 

doing weli under the leadership of George Wat- 
son. They recently spent $300 on interior decora- 
tions and have arranged ior a meeting to begin 
February 3. with Shelburne and McKnight as 

leaders. H. E. Beckler is the successful leader 

at Belle Centre, where a new church is to be dedi- 
cated on January 20. The editorial in' The Chris- 
tian-Evangelist of January 3 on, "Is this an 
'Experiment'?'' will be most heartily approved by 
the great majority of the brethren. Let us all be 
sure to know where we are and when we know, 

stand. If you have 50 cents you would like to 

spend very wisely send it to the Christian Pub- 
lishing Company and get J. H. Jowett's "Passion 
for Souls." It will interest you profoundly. It 
will enrich your soul and suggest a half dozen 
good sermons. , C. A. Freer. 

Pairieszille, O. , 

® @ 

Texas. 

I dedicated the new church in Farwell, or 
T\ T orth Texico, the first one in the town, on 
Sunday, December 23. It is a frame building, 
costing With the lots, $2,100. It will interest 
many of your ceaders to know that Mr. Hamlin, 
at one time connected with the Christian Publish- 
ing Company, was a liberal contributor to this 

new church. Our missionaries, S. W. Jackson 

and wife, have recently rendered valuable aid to- 
ward securing good church building sites in 
Tulia, Plainview and Lubbock, on a new railway 
running through the heart of the west Texas 

plains. The new congregation at Childress has 

just secured a fine location, where a church build- 
ing will . soon be erected. Arthur W. Jones has 
been added to our missionary force. He has been 
quite successiul in this field and, with Virgil L. 
Groves and W. A. Boggess, will give us a strong 
evangelistic force in the field for the winter cam- 
paign. These, with the missionary pastors and 
district evangelists, will make us a total of thirty 
workers. We expect to increase largely the num- 
ber and inaugurate a stirring spring campaign. 
San Angelo Church, S. T. Shore, minister, will 
continue to support her own missionary; so also 
of the church at Marfa, of which T. D. Secrest 
is minister. Our monthly organ, "Texas Mis- 
sions," which was published at the first as an 
experiment, has won a substantial place in our 
Texas work and enters its fourth year with a 
cordial receptior and support. We are planning 
to publish soon one number as a Texas year book. 
We will welcome any date, any correction of our 
list of ministers, churches, or Bible schools. Look 
over the 1907 year book, published by our home 
board, and write us suggestions for the Texas 



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