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TITE REPUBLIC: MONDAY. JANUARY 1,1000.
SERMONS AND SERVICES AT THE CHURCHES.
Facing the Futuro, 1 the Reverend E. Duel;, vorth Tho l.evorond T.
C? Carlton n My I test rtwsi.ile Si'lf (.....V Daiioi- Sifiuals. by
the Kevcrend C II. Tattou Doctor I)unj;.in on What t Fnrjii't.
to HVinember and to Do -Doctor Winchester on What tin' Nine
teenth Century Has Wrought Memorial .Services hy the IJhi
- ciil Society.
Taking the futuro" was the subjeet or the Ile-vcrend 17 Duckworth n1
James's Episcopal Church. He sail that wo should approach the future. tirt. in .
eplrlt if thankfulness for the mercies of tho pist and for the opportunity '"
again; secondly. It a spirit of humility, caused hy memories of cpportunllle-- " "rx''
gifts wasted or misused. Hope never falls to display Itself with the beginning '
near year. rt,
Tho Reverend C. IT. Pattern preached at First CongrcgatlonM Church on l'tij.
Signals." He picture .1 the rtible a systetn of divine danger signals, corn spomlln..
to thj Rtia'-ls and devices which the Govprntnont maintains to protect human 1. e
ar.d proper. "h) do rnon rirtit inese spiritual warni'.gs when they reloleet In t "'
many rrovl'lor.s for their r.dily safety? Hod would not Inspire his prophet to ii
such strong words u ! -s there was something terrible Into which men eie haste-n-
n&-" . .,
"My Rett Possible Seir was the thetnej of the Tteverend T. C Carlton a la
fayette I?apti-t Church. The range of the possible, man between good and ''" ne
said, 19 marvelous. Min's best Is an Ideal Uotid mot of us, because ii"t all of u
havo ten best heridit.iry rifts and most favorably environments. There' H however, a
best possible for ev ryot1''- To achieve It, each, with the Indispensable lie'i of l,
should strive earnestly.
Doctor V. K. L'ungan, pastor of Cat-ami e Christian rhurch. delivered a sermon on
"What to Forget, to lie-member and to D." lie thought we should forget self in Its
importance, our a hieiemeiils, good qualities and tbe Injuries done us. We should
remember our bless, lugs, oar duly t God. country and Mlwini n, and oar own future
states We should live rightly, help others, watch ourselves and Increase our gtvl.".i ti)
tho cause of Ood.
"Wh.it the Nineteenth Century lias TTTouicht" was tho subject of Doctor Win
chester, who occupies! the pulpit at Ascension Church. He remarked that in this cen
tury the number of christian people has increased from two hundred million to four
hundred and twenty n iliion. Magnificent
tlons fortnel for the uplifting of humanity.
The Ethical Culture Society held memorial
John W. Noble spoke . n the I'nlted States,
Both, reviewed optmast:. ally the prorr.-s
GOD'S DANGER SIGNALS
ARE SEEN EVERYWHERE.
Tho subject it o s. -mm In llr-t Con
gregational Church t.v the Kever.-i..i c II.
I'atton at the n: ru: g -..-ivic- bjs HaPgcr
Signals." lie t -fe a" r.is text "Turn je.
tarn yo from your evil ways, for why will
ye die, O hous of Israel," Ezek.. ixxill. U.
Ho said In part:
"Hy message .to ou this momlnir Is a.
wanilnji", anJ also an entreaty. On this
last Sunday of tho tar I nant to met
a dasger slpnal. I want to stand like
Kxek'.cl of uld on his watch lower, and warn
the peovla of the dangers In their spiritual
way; but also like Eitkirl to sound tho nolo
of lo e and sympathy and entreaty. lan
jrer slcnu are ail about us in theso days.
Their frequency ani errecileaess are tho
plory of uivKurn civ .llzatlon. Whero a
street is Ir.- bad oondiiion the city erects a
sign warning us vi thut fact. At every
crowded ci jssms imIIi etnen are placed to
indlcato v.l.eo it h. aato to rt. The rail
roads h-vo red lishts at ecr on tub. and
MnnL- ctt.titi ainnif rtie Tlhole riifli! arc be-
J' comics common. Thty place flanun at
', tho cro6sir.es to waj n the pui.be. and tho
law required Ux u.siftx-rsi to rias "" "
"Whtn uu leave t!ie land and sail upon
the tta. ou are Mi.i under tha protecuun
of eo.rnmnt warnings. There are U5ht-hous-
oa ..hi refc . .u buoy, on the bhoals
Frun: ilai.-.c to i-Wtila and troni l.owtr
Callfornia to Alaska is one sucoes-ion of
llKhthoi-.es. buojs and fugbeii. rot cun-
. tent with this, vve have a u- partmeiil whoso
buslr.-.ia la to dlsvuver tat ptro-ichinj;
stcrtus ar.J warn the rjeople in time to pr-
para for them. e aie wurned of iil
lalls, no aro wamea ot bad wea,thtr, wo
are warded of iesu.ei.ee.
"Shall t.id do les for our souls than
our Ooveiuiiint docs for our bodies? It
is ineviiabio that tho Hible Is full of spirit
ual warnii.Ks. Uu.umr tiiuals are on al
most eirj page from Uecebis to Itevela
tlon. Our ll-at parems were vvarniti of tho
danger of sin, evtn before the. did wrong,
and ua tho last pa,o of ltev elation the
words "urjust etiil tlumo oat like a torth
in the ii,Bnu Jesus v.eiit up and down tna
roads ot Uililt., sainK in every place,
Strive to enter in by the narrow door
"Why no ni'.n retni th- se spiritual warn
ings wnon they rejoice in I. o many prvvi
tior.s for their boaily saut .' Why will a
man reward hanisort.eij the nlfihtwa-lihinan
who lL'iuuns him tiiai h. .ou-s is on urti
t-tid turn a cold Fhoii tltr to tho fapirliual
watchman who b.us aim beware of damrer
to his soul through e.ermtj ? I pnsamc
tlicro art many ar.swi ia to that questi.-u,
but an tvidciit one is this. Utause they dis-soi-iato
the spiritual warni-s trom 1U U
neilceut purpose. CbrNUan workers are
toraetimis at tault In making this impres
sion possible, if not r.6n-sir. They fcep
arate the warnlr. f:om tha entreaty, or
they state It in b.iro mechanical terms .is
based on authonty rather than upon re.i
ton. I have even known them to v.arn sin
ners In a spirit of real spile.
"Warning and entreaty always go hand In
hand In the liiblo. If a uaner siKual U
erected it polnu to tho danger and also
to tho way of escaje. Adam was not told
of eln without teiLg made aware of th"
delight of holiness. Ihe "unjust still' of the
last page oi tno mine is iimoweu uy, oira
tho spirit and the bride say tome." J-n
Issued most e'oletnu exryistulations as
went about, -but Jiu-. also w.pt. Ezeki. i
blows tho trumpet from txe watch tow-r.
but after the tirt rleree blasts of warn
ing come ttj swiot notes of invitation.
"Turn je, turn e fitim vtur evil ways, for
why will j) die' j hou-e of Israel." Aft
er threatening the pfoj.Ie fur their tins ho
reasocs with them, tav ing. 'As I live, saith
the Lord, I d.sire not tho deth of tho
wricked, but that tho wicked turn from his
evil ways and live'
"God would not Inspire his prophet to use
such words unless thro was something
terrible Into whii h men were hastening
and also un:ess there is fsmcthlns magnif
icent Into w hlch they may c jme. The text
tolls us explicitly what both are. The ono
Is death and the other Is life. Tha way in
Is by 'evil ways' jjid tho way out Is by
Doctor I'atton rresj-ed these latter truths
homo In a prarthai and iwrsonui ffav. and
closed with an apt e-l to the uneunvertt 1 to
ucccpt Christ without d lay.
TO FACE THE FUTURE.
"Facing tho "Cut .ire" was tho subject of
tho lloven-nd 12 Iuckworths sermon ys
lrday at tho St James Episcopal Church.
Ho taok for has t U "Arise, let u go
2uSace," St. Jolm'rf soupe' xlv, 3t, and spoke
I as follows:
"Tr.eso woTdj wra spoken by our blessdi
Jjord lo his dbacit'les in uio up;ier room, in
Jtrusalem, Immediately after they bad eat
en tho Passcver Supj.iT, and he had Insti
tuted that feint, w Inch should for ver h"
In remembrance of him. Their hearts had
lieen pioi ..uidly stirred by his declaration
tiiat lie was about to d-pait from them,
but th.t declaration hud been made so
grocl'.u-.y th.it the stmg c.f It had been
taltei. w iv, fur bo had promts d to prepare
a p. a. i lor tlum. to ei me again, and to
take- to' m to ll.at prepared flan, th.it they
niighl ..t.lde with Mm for. ver. Now, how
ever, ih. time haj ouio for preimratlon
and action. The hours oi sweet fellowship
must give place to service aid suffering.
For Ills hour h-,d i .wn- .
The parting s-idii' ss was hallowed by his
great prayer in their I -naif, ami in t
lialf of them. who. through their word,
should b aeie on him
"Uut w tiither vas he colng? He was
going to Goihsem uie. to the ki-s of Judas,
to di-s-ertion by his own. to fac false wit
nesses, to the ciuel cross and to thnt in
conceivable anguish of sh,u1. which leu hail
to say. lly soul Is tc.ding sorrowful
even unto dU- liii. this darkiu ki and
conflict he luvlt'd lis ..l-llples to go with
him. Arc tut ti W..I.1 ot this command
l peculiarly appropriate to us. as we stand
today lacitu.- tne n w i:ur ikch lu not
say to us. -arls, Ki us go hence" Such
a command for us iuvolveu eiar-ation sep
aration Iron the old je-ar. with all its glad
fellowship. Its holy worship. Its) u-lf-denj-lng
tulnlblrlos. Its broker, vowa. Its shat
'Like the dkclplc?, wo also must press
forward to the old place of prayer, where
duo priparaiiun must be made for the forc
ing days, wutih r they Is- dais of s, rv.ee
or suffcrlrg. How n.any apprelu ns-lous
arise? What dois the future contain for
us? W'hat unexpected ch.vngcs! What start
ling Burprist: Whiit dark acthsemanes!
But, as tho command is imperative, wo
must go hence.
Two truths, however, go with this com
mand, that ought tn give n Inspiration, if
o will but . i i.ri i n.ite t cm IV-t. 1 '
holds the krj t ! .- faiui. 'i hive th-'
keys of m'I "ii - itl. 1 ij si . ii l.e
docs noi -K c.s to (. . i 1. i. i,ot nm
j-ay "tjo ye. bui Lai Us go hence If wo
can but grip tins trath. wo shall havo rest
nd (Strength. '.My p.cseaco shall so with
charities oae been built up and IrstlU-
services on the end of the year General
and Charles Naget on "'Individual Uteris'.
made during the century.
thee, and I will eirn tbfe re:t.' So far s
outward circumstance-, are eoncerue-si.
'hrlNt future and ours are unlike, for ic
loresaw what was .-omlng. while we .
tt rough a glass .iarklv Of this only a
we mire, th.t the 'ang'; of his priscn
wiU -ae us.'
ith fhe rtrooirfietli e nrrest and dfalh
of their niat.,ei. the prtdMMlittco are thtt I
sou.e of the Iim lpU anti' iil-! tl.tlrovfrn '
arrtst and d ith In this, howtver, thfcy
wre mlstnken Ilmv oft. n thl- is the cab. ,
with us Wo are ani..u- .noi irplf od
aMut many things will, h i.er eome lo
pa-. We carr. t urdi lis that were nev tr
de-icn'd for us. and ; rmit multitudes of
.nrei imaginary tilings to oecupy us. to
unsettle i,f. ,(nd make u- unlit for the P id
parj"'"'- of oi.r b. ing c must unburc! ?n
our inin.ls of th worries that we have. In
Older to make room for the realities of II fe.
Wliat a slt.rioUh e-arrple the master Ki es
us In his attitude toward the future. ! lo
stand3. ready to fulMll his father's w II,
calm arid unrtlsturld. ard seeks to n
tourago his dlseiples by declaring. 'Tt. m?
ttdngs have I sfnken unlo jou, that in no
ye might have peace. In tho world e Eh M
havo tribulation, but be of good cherr I
liave overeome the world.'
'How. th. n. ought we so to face the
future that -u.-h an end mav bo obtain- d?
I an-wr !lri. that w. mm fare the fit ire
In tl e spirit of th.mkfulms. The innum ar
able nn rcles of thi pasi vear ought to In
spire this, but how much more the TPttv
lletes on which we ure now about to er.tpr?
The Psalmist prujid long ago 'oh fffre
me th n I mav recover my strength l-ffcro
I go hence- He di sired another oi portipii
ty so that he might preparo himnelf to
stand In the presence of (Sod. This oprf'r
tunlty Is afforded us. We have seen inn
ve.tr li. and tiro now permitted to share
In this hour uf waltlt.g at the throne) of
grace, that wo rnav renew our strength. And
if qualified to inter tho open doors! of
"Educators, statesmen, philanthropists
and most thinkers and labours for Ihe
common wal are tilled by this hope, nnd
In thtlr own souls already live In this r.ew
world. Jlire rapldltv In transit, Eov-el
methods of communication and all rarely
mc!ianlcal thins'? mut slve place to p'o
founder probh mi: problems relating to tho
condition of soclrty. What will bo tfc ef
fect upon tho coming raw of our present
day literature, art. lu atlon, Kovernit.'rt.
n .igion and thit great rru'tltude of outilde
influences resulting from tho ingenuity of
man In the Held of s-hncf? Will a nc'ihr
man be produced? Will It brlr.g to 3s a
hlcher, illvinr social life? Surely th up
ward movement of the pat, thotich flow
and tedious, and tho sure word of divine
promt-! are a sullb'tont b.isln for the largest
possible hojie It Is useless and unneces
sary and imionil)Ie for us to read the fu
turo for ev.rjthlng seems to be In a state
of transition, and It U not for us to know
the times and the se.ipots Nevertheless,
thi ro is a "power that works for rlBhteous
ness.' now opt rating In the ouIs of men,
and the d.tv will diwn when this nowir
shall have transformed men Into the imago
of the 'righteous I-otd. who loveth rlsht
eousriet "In th- second plae we ousht to face tho
future in the spirit of humllttr. Tht past
ought to have t night this healthful lesson.
Ib.vv tho mglccted years cry out pgalnst us,
obDortunltles peornel. cltt was'csl, nay.
oven worse than wasted, misused. jnd to
the hurt of otlurs. Still we are horh.g to
: do belter. Hope nev r fails to d'splay its' If
with the beginning of a new jeir Men pull
I themselves together for a fre.-h start, ami
' as the divine spirit r-news the face of the
! eatth every "prlng time. the (aim grne
I ious spint touches thi souls of me-i To cet
the best ou' of our aspirations .md striv
ing we must leave the things that ire be
1 T-i J. it Is o'er "
I vvate n't tliv davs In vain rfirret
..neve m u n' mure.
Liilt now bef.-e
Ard n..t brhl-l the. Do net frt
The rM n o it
Thy fiain in m
Anil thou bust cur t r rtrrow. ;
Tet. grieii "h- u no more.
1 sw mem. irv'r drir.
That dsv ! od. that sun haj i:
The tt iff o'er.
Thre itre In pt.ie
F..r tb'e !lll harpr dars. Fentnt
Orleve tbi.u no more.
"Neither let us poil by our pile of
strength, or our shrewdne-s. the jure im
pulses of this reason 1-t us .o 1-an on
(litl for "tnngth and wlsilom that there
mav -ome o us as the result ,,f ot piau
ninn and toillnc. :tn lnerial meiyre of
knowlixlge. Mritlgtb. puritv and gl.uness
A VERY PROPER TIME
TO SERVE THE .ORD.
Th Kevrri-nd Iootor r It Dungin, pas
tor of Cabani.e hilsiig-, i hurih. jreiiehisl
vesteniay morning . n -What to lorg-t.
What to Itemember ni.d What to )o " He
U)k for his ti xt Phil J:i. u and !-
"Ilrethri-ti. I ount no: mwif ttt , have
laid hold, but one thing I do. forgeinK ih.i
things whhh arr behind, and strctcing for
ward to the things whiiH an- lfuri, j pr,.s-s
or. toward the go u unlo the prl f th
iiiKn ctiiiiiii; i.i ..on in
spoke as toll.iv.s:
Iirist Jfvs. He
'lt se.ms a v-ry rro-i
er time t
the events of the ir a. form
intlnns for good rt st , ,
which we ar alHiut to i
are doing that to-d.i,
me to give things ;l r
.1g tile r upon
iter Hu!S manv
s.ms pop,.r for
re unguis turn.
Tne ex, geSls of th- 1. 1
ac.i ti eontext
hfs mm n the
will show that Paul I114
r.-o-e oure, using it 1 . ,
il- had rut v.-i I tl ' lml
the ,Tzi; but
to tin,. n,i tnat
f ;n-Jrace To
raiii not be
he was berillr.g cverv 1 nj?
ne migii' no so n in.- mj
be sui-ces-tul in a v.i e i,t
too much in-.i t ''! In th.
or evn the . 11 -. ..r rrera.'
back on the w i vviil trnped,
hi j progress,
''is hltn to
mage a crjai run. pn
slumble, and leav th prlt.
ir his op-
I ov. r th
Ieek ami 01, ..
1 s . t i:s-j
I but two
I aLe W ll
bv Moses, fall
1 in one;
He that s ts his han 1 id the plo
oa 1. IS unnui .o "i in
who remembers the il
likely bo mm r or a sa;
tins analog t.-i n
things whli li w jgh
for the oreser' w. c
things which vv. ought
"We ought to tor,
ance. He who th'i.ks I
will not think imi h
lie who sinks s, 'f a
the afmumls of 1.1s
lb- who forgets self id
Christ, and In an efr..r
will be regard d worth
f to save
10 walk h white.
"Ugh Krea trllmtn.
Such may come up tn
tior. bit: it will lie said
enter Into the lovs, of t
"Our achtev i tr.c ts ,
mav lie r men. b rid b
be Is tt. r off t.. -. set
t,- ncar-l ur iriport.tj
ro them. -Veil done.
t"I splenii de-ed
.othiis. bu we will
i-m We re liable
A' and so-pe that
bv others ...a .e
we .r un li -csiiniatJ
unUapr . and sour
id SUlkV. .Il rtroo
uu or tne votk unicn iiioU expts to do.
.' . . ... 1. . - 1 .
I have known persons
U3 tho special faorlts of heav
' neh fe
nt. Uut 7.
re to cof
"'J In 1 1 lmpor"
h abc himself
about 1 duties.
0 row. -.. ai..
J A UEJ
havo had su.-h a wonderful exrience thnt
the, fiel th it their way has len paid tri'l
the) have i im to Ihi pi.irlv inirtals .nil
the si . ping . ar ticket thrown In. Hence
thev are gil for nothlnK They ttil us
all tin- time what thev have bi-en and whit
th. v hnvi done. Thej ate "have tuens."
but urn worth nothing now It would 1-' a
g.-'.l thlni: If the could hove .nine new ex
lerem . s that eonie to tis by liard work
tn tie- s. rvl. .- of the Lord
"i me id the worst things for any ono t"
rriu. tiiI.t ! the wrong which has lten
ion. A man Is m ver liijur.il so much bv
th. I i.l .i.tl. .lis of oth.-ix toward him as
..v n in. int.. ring them And the Ihs-1 thing
u. I- d.me to a had at tlon Is to forget It
Win should I injure mvself bv harboring
tin me in thing in iny leitrt . It wan never
lit t. I". in aiij ones heart, ami certainly
I . iih( not to Injure invself bj another
I1MK s Vil
W hit oiicht wo to rcmemle-r' (led n"-mln-ii.)
sri. I frisiuenilv of Ills mercy In
n-.ii iiilng them trom the lior.dig" of
!-pt M.mj tliiii- Paul reiuiiiiKd the.
tiiistiims m the time tha: tht.v hail bi-en
s'.i.in-i-., tli.it they hud Um mrsiil by tl'o
tvn t tli it In. had ruled and reigned In
Ihiir niort il IhmIIiw; but that they had died
ti. sin. hail been buriiil In baptl-m and hid
ris. n t.. walk In a -ew life He would tail
hav th. m to foigrt anvthlng like that.
Hi 111 Vt. I'.il II J UlleVe it Wi.tlld be .1
g.K. I thing to n member our tiilsi!iki t'ri'
. ne nilKht orrvei them Not sit d..wn md
en ..v.r tl'itn. but to lesidvo against tin m
in.! so ahead We should not forget the re-
lutr. nonti ..f tl.Hl mir tluit we have been
.! a-s,. fr.mi our old sins. Surelv we
ouulu never in f.,rget that we .ire the
lul ir.-n of tlod. ar.d that we nun not ait
at i.n lltiio In a wav (hat will dl-frace the
j oih. r mi nilH-rs of ihe famllv Wo ought
I to n !neml'r the promt-vs of ibi.1 Lot us not
lorgi t on. ..f tin in It i.s throUKh these
Kr. :it an I pnvlous promises that we nro
iiia.ie partakersior the divine nature. It will
be well t.. riminiKr that we -iiust die. and
tint bsith will bo toUouo.1 bv a Judgment.
Whether we will or we vvont, we must
f-o-e dejith and tho judgment. Llfo ! the
tinir to prepare for the gn at hereafter, and
if th.-e opportunities) are pi'rmtlti'l to pus
without Itnprovimi 1 1. we wilt not be able
t.. pen ai the t-vinilnattiin or graduate for
"W hut to do Paul was Interested dl
re. tlv imlshlng his course with Joy. He
wis renlv to lay s,ie tho weight, tho
!ies anl the sins, which cam- In for their
-hare In temptation, that ho might run
with patti-nci the nice which had been sit
b..re him We should avoid every appear
..!.... ..f .,ii Whlli evils will hurt us and
prevent our success In tin race. ev n the
'!: arim f ,vll will injuro others. It is
the 'irst duty of our race to honor (Jod
w'th .air w .rshlp, our obedience and our
livn I w. u!. be well to resolve that we
will s. tz,. ev ry rpportunity to do good;
that we will imitate the Savior, who, bo
lig inolnted with the holy -pirlt. went
uhnut doing good- Cirtalnlv v.e can kc. p
the . n.leavnr' pledge bv attending all the
metlng .f the church ami participating
in the worship We ought to resolve hero
ard now. to work for the church during
this vear. In evirv way wi can.
'And vet we must not become so Inter
ftl In others as to forget tur own sp'rlt
u illty We need to natch ourselves, to
ini for ourselves-, take an Inventory of our
spiritual go.K!, and sc If Christ Is In us.
f r if ho Is not we are r probates (II Cor..
Mil. r.) We ought to eont nd earncstlv for
ihe faith, and oppose all that stands In
the way of the suec..i of the r:os of
Christ Just now It Ls coming to 1- re
garded as pc. ntlsl to o-ir growth In Christ
that we stu.lv the rilble dally I am clad
of this for 1 believe It to b eorrect Thern
whs ;n -.ir.Ing In what the mister said In his
prav 'Sanctify them by thy truth; thy
word Is truth.'
'We ought to Increase our giving for tho
support of the cans" of tVd We hsd bird
times, and had to limit our giving, but
those times are past, and vv must now
give at the old rate. Every disciple of Chrbt
oupht to be a preacher in sorro senpe W
ihii cause manv to know- the wav- of life If
vie will We can persuade many to eevmant
with God. Ami It Is of gnat lmi-ortanco
that we should do so.
"Now Is the time to servo the Lord, and
tho time to mako the start In that service."
WHAT THE NINETEENTH
CENTURY HAS WROUGHT.
Tho "fleverend Hoetor Wlnchesier occupl!
tho ptilplt jesterday Rt Ascension Church
nnd preached on "What the Nineteenth
Century Has Wrought." He took his text
from psalm. !th, verse 12: "So teach us to
number our d:iS that vve may apply our
In-art unto wisdom." He spoke as follows:
"These words aro associated with the
most solemn occasions of our lives, when
tho cut In the human heart and thut In the
boso-n of our Mother Earth come together
In the awful silence of the burial oilier.
We have learned to Interpret the text In
thu light of him who ls the "resurrection
and the life." Tho text has two clear state
ments. First, there Is a prajer, "Teach us
to number our days." Second, the result of
that praer Is our subsequent life, our
h-arts, applied to wisdom. And by wisdom
hero wo understand the practle-al uso of
all tho knowledge we acquire, to that our
affections may he set upon that which
changes not on him. whose years do not
"In the history of humanity there nro
pausing places when we gather out of tho
jiast lessons that ate valuable for tho
future, tf God has been our help in that
IMSt. ihe ntrisspec-tlun Is comforting, tho
lntiosj ectiun i-e-ai 1 f ill and the prosjecllon
hopeful. It makes all the difference whether
God ls with us or not. If not. then the es n
illtiiui is that of tho prisoner who had
tattooeil on his arm the words, 'the past
has dee ived me. the prestut torments me
and the futuro terrifies me. To-day we
are sitting. : It were. In a el f t of tho
centuries, with God's hand over us and
s.e his godns-s passing before us. as
.Moses of old amid the InloKil si tics of his
mountiiin life. Ever where we s.e mani
festations of his mercies, his power and
Ms love to us as a iieople. and we "ay .
'What has (Kid done'" Just as Jli ses re
viewing the jeiirs of Israelis tiistori got
wlseiom to direct, onlrol and guMe the
might hosts commlltid to him. so vve
learn lessens for the duties awaiting us
"Tin- prar has p.-cullir fori, as coming
from the g-e.it leader f lsra I This last
il.t of a fading c nttiry pr seut.s .1 pan-
ram:i of rdstiiri lief.ee whih the woild
pans All around us are visible marks of
progress at 'vrrv step ar signal proots
of mer 1 s and loving kindness to tho
children of men The npplieatlon of steam,
as ivolv.d from the k ttb on the hearth
to the rushing palace on lam' and sea. the
development of eleotrb itv. us elrnwn from
tin cloud by a siring, now matilf'-st In
brilliant Illumination, banishing night ami
In making audible a little whisper to the
listening ar far away, the ellsroverles bv
means of microscope- and scalpel of thoe
germs of disease whleh once swept away
multitudes of our fellow-creatures such
progTi-ss that makes the black plague of
the Seventeenth e'entury lmiosible. which
sajs to man's phjsleil foes 'so far shall
thou go and no farthe- '
"Not "! in the scientific, but In the
educational also we trace the hand of
Christian civilization. The holv liible trans
lated Into the dialects of the world and
Inirted lanr-uiges j biding up ihelr inscrip
tions confirming the Scriptures ejur own
o;.ng country, with the blu-h of ,1 cen
iurj on her fair cheek, having In her public
libraries more volumes than the libraries
of all Europe The post nfflee system, car
rving detailed news to the remotest corners
of our Ian J, srhool houses ne-stl.-d Ir every
sparselv settled neighborhood, so that tho
darkness of HU'cra v has been banish -d
from our shores Illustrated lectures have
brought to our poorest the geography of tho
world It ts now possible for the poorest
sludert to become the g-vntest scholar
"Such are the educational blessings the
Nineteenth Century has brought us. These
ble-lngs we are giving the wot Id and this
Ls ihe primllle l.ving at the basis of our
present administration For this purpose
our Mag-has been onfurled on the fortresses
of Havana and Santiago, and for this our
sollters are laying down their lives in tho
1-lands of the Pacific It ls a policy Isased
upon a conviction 'hat we have a mission
to perform, carrying a bette- civilization to
the uttermost parts of the earth.
Tnis urings os o me liiuu ie.-ituro or
progress In the times, which makes real th
Arabian Night dreams. At" the .-lose of ih
i-ii-hieenth Century there were 31rt.0.jo.mi
(Christian people ln the world: at the close
o' the Nineteenth Century there are UVi".
OoO And wtiat merciful differences we dis
cover ln our own land -Christian people in
cordial co-operation, building up the mag-nlm-eni
charities for the afflicted in mind
and boily of our fellow -creatures, and
touching with a hand of love the brute
creation In n better wny than humanity a
few centuries ago was touched. Hy means
of co-operntlon. a combination of Christian
trusts, as representee! In prison reform, hos
pitals, orphanage s. free- kinilergarters, prov
Uent associations, we are uplifting the
masses and bettering humanity everywhere
Interest In ml"flon work at home nnJ
abroad Is sucn a force that none can stop
Its progress Surel God's hnnd Is ap3n us
as we sit ln the cleft to-day and catch
glimpses of his goodness as ho passes hy.
But beyond all those world-wldo blessings
ero those pcrtalnlair to our own. personal
life; each sees for himself the marvelous
things t!od has done for his -alvatlon
Thus, considering what the j.ars reive
brought us. are we iiiakini, the proti. il
application of the wisdom.' liol his pl.t. i-d
iik In u tlellgli'soin. Imid. a -Faradls. It. -gained'
by the sacrifice of agony in liith
simine bi.iutlful with Its snow -capped
mountains, irrlgiti.l In Ids of golilin giaiti
md lus. -bins fruit and rainbow lUarai ts--a
ganleii of the Iord, a gar.l. n that we
Hlmtilil love, whero ilotl iiui-ts us fare to
fa.-o and diuiamls that wo k.ip it and
till li. a land of liberty, where
wo can wor-hlp God amid !!
be.iutirul worl.s-with u (jovernment tha
Insiins friedm.i. a govirninent or th. jno
pie. for tho pioplo and b tho ;s-..pli Tts
here we sk. that in.livMu illty brought ut
whli h makes our soldiers heioi-s on the
lb Id of battle. Then- N Impress d a per
sonal rcspouslhllltv uiHiu cverv one When
some oii as-ke.I Webster what was th-graie-t
thought that ever occupied Ids
tnliid he In Jsald to have replied 'My pr
soiini i.sponslbliltv to nlinigluv Hon'
'And Ihls beiomis the I. si-oii wo barn
to-day God having bi-tn so good to us we
must in tutu irvo him aceiptabl We
cannot afford to be Idle v.-hi n tl.- Ilelds of
"(lime, (iiuciitloii and religion ,ip. up. u.
Inviting u ti Iab..i and rs.lve fnun h
master Christ a blo-s.i row ird. A tudler
falling on bittlelleld said. "It Is a glorious
tiling to die looking up"; but we think it Is
a more glorious prlvihg- to live looking up
dallv to si loving God to guide us aright
"Kill.-ctl. ti has brought us to the words
of our L. ni. 'Give an account of thy stew
ardship l lh. What have We done to nd
vains. our Savior's cause on earth Wh-it
are we doing for hl-t children won, off than
ourselves In this world' Whit u-. are we
milking of tho gcspcl prlvlleg. s to Inlp our
own souls hi tli Ir aspirations for things
eternal" Willi th- opening century the
grave of every one to v. horn I s-ik Is
opuiisl. and God calls to eiich of us. saving.
Go work in my vlnevnnl; my grace 1.1 suf
licieut for tl.i-e' "i'was n. t a Christian
pint who wiotn In his decayed life, .ii till
age of .I'!-
"Mv divs are in tt.e vellrw leaf;
The rt .with a- d fruit of I ve are gnne.
Thi .rrn ll-e r inker and the grl-f
Are mine ulune.
"Had llron made ChrlM his hnfie thero
would have been no withering of his leaf.
Of tho righteous It is said. Their leaf shall
not wither' The saintly I Sonar had tl
true sentiment, though he maj havo lacked
the Yoetle genius that marked the gifted
11 ron. Theie Is a solace In his svvnt
w rds. ,.) taken from The Heeling Pile:
"Win re the hlil.Vn w sind is henb-il. where the
I lixhte.! tlfh- ni'l.-.ms
Where the -niMten heirt the Ireahnees of its
tuoant n.iltli relimi.
Wnre the h.ve that h-re e bivlsli on the willl-
frtrc Ieie ( Itine
Shall hue fa.lei.su n wers to fli m In sn err-
Fprhnf hrlKtil cllr.e
Where wi tin the J y of Invln? as we ner
n un. Inlld, un'ilnil'iiil l-.lr on. e ant
everm. re '
MAN TO ATTAIN HIS
BEST POSSIBLE SELF.
The Kevercnil T. C. Carlton preached at
L.afiictte Paik Itaptlst Chun h yesterday,
taking feir his subject. ".My J!et Possible
S. If.' text. Eph. Iv. 13: "Till we ull come
unto a perfe-ct man, unto the- rniastire of
the stature of tho fullness of Christ." He
spoke as follows-
"The rat go of the possible man ls marvel
ous. Uolwecn the best possible and the
worst p-issiLle there Is a vast re-alni
thronged with good and b iter, bud and
worse Man was made but little lower than
the impels, made In the Image of tied.
Tlo Christian may say to lift brethr. n.
Ueloved, now are we the Rons of God. nnd
it dotii not yet appear what we, shall Is-.
Hut we shall be like Christ, shall b with
him and reign with him ' Man s best, and
man's worl-oh. hoirors! Halite's start
ling verse and Don-'H awe Inspiring pictures
fall to reach th- depths of Iniquity and
diabolism Into which man may go whm
given over to the devil O tn-in, thoie ls
nothing too high tor thy lofty, aspiring
soul to reach ar.d nothing below tho degre-
Iiitlon Into which thou mav est plunge
"Man's best ls .m Ideal be end most of us.
Manv factors are to be brought into 10
o oration. If man ls to reach the U.st s
sible. Ills ancesters for generations, his
home, school, college, companions, himself,
and. aliov all. God. All these must work
together. 11 ru Is a utgnllle int lesson fr
us as paicnt.s, teachers and companions.
We muy help. We will help, to make or
prevent the best io?siib for our children
and their children, four our pupils and their
pupils, for our companions and tlnir com
panions. "Hut leaving out of consideration our an
ce'str and nil that Is beyund our e-ontrol
there I ti b."5t possiblo for us for you and
me. 5ihI nnd ourselves, doing our best with
the material at hnnd. ire may rea. h a gl.iry
of achievement and another glory of at
tainment above the very angels. To secure
our best we must ln'ir In mind that we. are
soul and boil v. and the oul Is the chief part
of us We must r.nn mher. too. our rela
tion to God. that we can do nothing good
without him: th.it we mav 1I0 all we ought
with him And we must not forget the jms
stbllltv of evil, ilnngir and ruin before us
eiur possible lest is phiseal. mental and
spirltnnl. Horaco Hushnell says God has a
plan for every life, and who can doubt if
The machinist has a plan for bis machine,
the bull ler for his building, then why
should Goil make his noble.it work without
a plan" His plan Is our bevst possible.
Ce.uMst thou tn vl-lcn tee
Thjself the rann e;.jd meant.
Thou never m-re w. uitt te
The man thou arttuntest.
"Li t us1 find Goel s plan for 113 nnd put
ourselves into hearty co-opei atlon with him
In working It out. This has to do with two
world" and two Hve-s tho life he.ro and the
lief here-after The reverent soul that obedi
ently follows the leading of God will llml
tin vvisrp and woof of his web of life. In
all Its joy and sorrow. Its trial and triumph,
a putt rn of heaven's ele.slgnlng.
' M best wslble self will bo strong mid
health In bodv. capable of enjoinent and
hard work. It will be free from the evils
eif ellipallon. and the Indulgent e of bad
temper, malice, envy, e-ovctousne.ss It will
be ngri cable nnd hi lpful, not easily 1 ro
vokfil. patient and kind It will seek and
us, every orporlunl') for mental develop
ment, discipline and knowbslge It will
make the most of the splrltj.il life, strive
for its highest good una grutst usefulness
It will let God chooe and follow his hoien
It will enthrone Christ In the heart of life
and be loyal to him aiwavs and e-vervwhere
It will be reverent and aspiring In worship,
zealous ln go w rks for the klngdem e.f
God. diligent ami hone-st In business, loving
and lov.iblo in home, and pure in its pleas
ures 1W 11. tHko to our hearts a les.n no lesan can
the wajs of the tapestry iimii on th
oth.r side of the sea.
Above thetr hei.1. th i-uttern hingi: they stuar
tt with rare.
The while their r.nuers Jeftlr work, their e-jos
nre fastene.l there.
They tell this curious thlnx beel.V. of the. rm
tlnt. plo.lil!n weaver;
Ho works on the wrong tl le erermer btit works
fcr the rVbt side ever.
It Is enlv when the weaving stos, and th web
lr lrsMed and turred.
That he sees his nil hnnillivork that Us mar
velous skill 1 learned.
The yerjrs ef rr.nn urn th. Inems ef God 11
down from the fine, if th sun
Wherein we nre wmilnR atn-ay. till the mystlo
web Is 1i,t:o
Weaving Mindlv but weaving surely eirh for
himself his f-ite
We mav net . h..w the rlrht El.h looks; wo
can nlv wesve an.i wait
luit luDklnr above fir the pattern. ni we-er
need haie feiir.
Ills Inn .halt te sei.ter than bonv his wear
ing is sure to be richt
BY THE ETHICAL SOCIETY.
The Ethical Society held memorial rer-b-e.s
yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at
Memorial Hall; at Nln. tenlh and locust
Hrv.tH. The subject of the memorial al
elresses at the meeting yesterday was: "A
Memorial Day; the Year li0 as tho Clos
ing Ytar of tho Nineteenth Century"
The sjieakers wero General John W. No
ble and Charles Nagel. lioth reviewed tho
work of tho iist century and discussed
briefly the achievements which, ln their
opinion, liad contributed mtK to human
happiness. Gene-nil Noble took for his sub
ject the e-stabllshnie-nt of the L'ntted States.
In part, he wald.
Tho period of time it takes the earth
to rotate around the sun Is one vear This
j be-ing so, I do not think that jm vears
win nave passeni until tne can n has rotated
around the sun lfry times, and that will not
havo lien the case unlll the end of the year
UmO. lie that as It may, however, all are
agisted that to-morrow will be tho last New
Year's Day of the: century, anil It ls meet
that at thl tlnv.' vve should review the rec
ord nf achievements of tho century now
drawing to a close
"In my Judgment, tli" greatest accom
plishment of tho Nlne-tecnth Century h is
been the eJtubllsliment of a firm and stable
republican form of government, as exempli
fied ln our Govejrnmont and tho ierfet
Uous it has attained from tho da? of its
fomiilatlon tn th" present. Trun. this
Gi.virnment was ist-.blL-l.id at the close
of the Klghtes'tuli e-. iturj. but It was not
....11 l..i... Il.rvl, .11 .1... .,. .. ... .uitie.ler
....,,. ... .... ...... . ... .-,....,... ,. .--
ine..e .it e.,iA. .!... ti ii.stil..1
IIOIIS going ilowil III llle . I.isll Ot Iierce esjll-
tenelli g fintloiis was liinlr.ilt.-.i. and tho
llni ..eii.Tii t.t In c int. uiifl..l. r.el v sj.tind nnd
"olid to withstand tho shock of every crisis
"Wars with foreign nations nnd civil
struggles came and tried the stability of
our institutions Through all the Fnlon wus
pnservid. and tlo Gi.riiinetit triumphed
To-d iv slnnrl'. ton mii-l ..ot. inr nations of
tin. eMrth an example tor all the world"
G-iieril Noble spoke at length uinm the
limni ere. ,'e. .1. Iknf l...... l.nn tiroillfhl
Mr Nngtl jMke briefly on "Individual
Libert " He contended that during tl
of the past and looking far as the human
eye can st. Into the future, we net lioth as
historian and prophet. In my opinion. In
dividual liberty Is the tnos; distinctive ac
compllshmei.t of the centur now drawing
to ,e close Not onl Amri-H. but also
England. Germany. France-. Ilussia tin! all
the great nation- of the earth havo ex-
. ...I 1 .1-. Ill .l . .....! ...I......lu IITlttl
ii-iiiie.i iiie lUMTlies in lot-ii -uhj" , ......
to-dii Ihe p. oiile In n. "illty rub. There has
be in a c-eni ra! . ndency tow ird popular
government aim ng all the p-adlng nations
of tin e-arth While !t is tru.- that many
have not abaii'. t id ihe i.ld tmins. still they
hivo ,o modllled then re.- to make a rnar
Velom advan e in in-llvilual indepe-ndeticej.
STELLA JOCELYfJ'J IDENTITY.
Ih'i" Fustfi" I'aii-iits, Out of the City
A Di'iitist's Opinion.
Tl mvstery surrounding the en- of Stel
la Jeicelvu who. as was printed ln yi'ster
da's llepubll. Is s.e-klr.g to llml out her
own name and who wero her parents, re
mains utiep;uini .1 Yesterday efforts were
niiiilc to s.e IxUr 1 1,1 mi J Joeelyn at his
home. No. ACT Washington avenue, but
the eloi-ior w.is either out of the city or
would not be s-n by newspaper me-n or de-tes-tlves.
An elderly woman at his home said that
Doctor Joeelvii bad gone to some town In
Illinois, but niiilil not recall tho name of
the pla' Mrs Joei-ln. she - xld. was
away and would not return lor several
das. vi a en she would e-omo back with her
husliahd The woman profe-s.-e..l absolute
Ignorance of the history of Stella Joieln.
From a dentist, who was lornn-rl jsso-i-laled
with Loetnr Jocel.vn. it was learned
that th- girl had live-.! with the family
for a number of ve'ars and was generally
thought to 1k Do tor Joeelvn's own daugh
ter. Two vears ago she learned that she
was not his daughter, the dentist s:iS. and
determined to barn the truth e-oneerning
her luirmt.s I i-e.U ntly a weil-dressi-d
woman calb-1 at the hotie nnd talked to
the little girl. She always left mone with
the little gill, anil once, when th. dentist
was at JiHelvn's house, he- snvs he saw
th- Veiled woman kl.-s the child aff.-ctlon-ate
ly and shd te-ars when sh' dejiarted
Ho di scribes th strange weunan as being
ve-ry handsome, anil saysj that he had fre
quently s, ea her in the shopping districts
of this city. Mie was usually, ho state', K
comiiauled bj a young worn. in.
U a-.hlratton. IVs-. 31 -Foretajt for Monday aid
Ark.ixsas Fair: continued coll Monday and
Tu.-ni-e . wester!) winds
Iowa and Iisur Fair, continued cM Men
.lav and Tu-!.J.y. frejih r.est to ni.rtheet win is.
N.-rth Iak..i, Kan-ju anu Nl.n.ska Fair
M. r.il i) arnl Tuesday, variable winjs
Indiana snow in eeistern. fmr tn vvi-ceni por
tion Monilar. ru-siay. fair, continued Cill. fies'i
Il!ln.l-Kir Mon.Lav and Tielfly. ppece-Iid
b sm w len.lav mornirg ln ir-rtlieiist pnrtlrn.
ce.ntini-d cold, tre.h w.t to northwest wlnlj.
Ft. Iuls. Saturday, nee. SO. 15C0
..ui a.nv. ss p-ra.
Itammeter. Inches i) .SSI
Tl ermometer. ibcre-es c ts
ItelrttlVe IiUmlilitV S.V H
Iiri:tlon of wind SW W
el.--ltv eif wiisl 7 U
W cither at i. U ii. m. clear; at S.9 p. m,
cle-ar. maximum temperature. 17, minimum
It, J. HYATT.
Iyval Fore-cast Ofliclal.
Iss-emls-r 31. 1W,
t. m. at ttventj
I. tile lts-k ... .
Me ti phi. ..
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UutsVllIe ... .
Parkershurg . ..
(mud Haven .
Itiiar-o . . ..
li.mniM.rt. .. ..
Aljiii ulture. Weather r-ureau
s..rati ns n-.-el.l at St I.iuis
. at y p m . lecal time and -
fltth meridian lime at all fta-
.. .. s
Har. Tp Ml lre. Weather.
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; ) i is
St liuls .
I"lp . ..
j : :i
1 2 n
barsaa l tty
Rapid city ....
trfin.lr . . ..
North I'laf.e ..
I re efliw .
Ih.lire e,ty.. .
Amajillo . .
li is .CM Clear
1 i: near
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in lna .ors!:dilA
lw I 111 A i 1.
fyval Forecast Official.
It-ill To-Ni'jht in lloiKir of Mi.soiiri
Jefferson Cltj . Mo . Dec SI To-morrow
night Governor ami Mrs. Stephens will glvo
their annual New Year reception to the Na
tional Guard eif Missouri. All the officers
of these organizations, with their wives, nnd
tho m mbers of the Governor's stnff are
expected to bo pro-ent. Tho First llegtment
Hand of Ht Iaiuls will furnish tho mu.siu.
This band will gl e a concert at tho ( ipera
House, hero during th" afternoon.
Great preparations are being made for
this reception, as It will be the opening of
the social season at the capital.
PARDON FOR RIOTERS.
Kin;, iliiiiiliert of Italy Has Pro
Home. Dec. 31. King Humbert to-day
proclaimed amnesty for all persons charged
with crlmfs against the public security and
the freedom of labor, us well as political
This lmplle.v a pardon for those punished
for partlcli-atlng In the riots that startled
Italy in the e-arly part of the year.
Savs He Ts Not a Candiilatc for
Frankfort. Ky he 31. P. Wat Hardin
ttviilght .said that he was not h randid.ite
for the I'nlti-d States senatorshlp.
Ilradley wants a e-.iucus nomination to
morrow for the Minn office, but t-nlght :.
rival apiears tn Hie in-rson of Congr'ss
man Vincent liore-ing of the Eleventh Dis
trict, and It Is probable that he will win
Telegram From J'alva, Tex., Causes
Dallas. Tex.. Dec. r.L A telegram from
I'alva, I'residlo County, says excitement Is
keen there over thi discovery of deposits
of quicksilver. A wagon road ls being built
from Marfa to the mines to facilitate their
mir Government during this century.
Chi f among Mem he e otisid.-rid the aboli
tion of humtii si vry. II also dwelt upon
the js-rfect understanding lietwe-en men of
111 North and -south, who steKxl togethir
In support of the nation ln tts war with
Year Just Closed Was a Ilernnl-
Hreaker in All Lines in
FAILURES NOTABLY SMALL.
Enormous Ailvanres in tlie Iron
Trailo Kcview of Conilitioiii
in Stock Markets of
the Count rv.
New York. Dee. 31 Throughout tho
American business world, the year I's'J
showed activity lejond all precedent. Tho
nggregatn of manufacturi-il goods, the vol
umo of foreign and domestic trade and the
arnlngs of the omntry's railroads were
tho lirgest of any ln history. Tho record
of failure-:! was notably small. In no other
vear weh the aggregate of bank clearings
In th Iron trade, the boronicter of the
country's business, prb-e-s advances! n anv
l'O per cent. On the New York St'-ck Kx
chango transactions ln shares made a n w
high murk, vet tho year was not without
Its unfavorable f fatun s. Compare-d with
1K-3. the value of merchandise Importeil In
creasesl nearly fl"V,' vvhlle the net ln
ceaso ln exjeorts of elornes'ir mcrrb.indlse
from tho pelrt of New York lncr'asi-d only
Sl.&TS.&sei. In 1S!iS the net impeirts of gold at
this peirt amountesl to J'j7,7;,7; In lS'J thj
geild movement rrsultesl ln a npt loss of
JT,'3".. Tho i-!ds of leading crop-, al
though l.irfie. elld not come up to the pre
ceding yi-aris llgures. notably ln wheat and
cotton. Triceps of se-curltles reaehesl n. ne-w
high IevI. but the crash on the stock mar
ket at the close of the j-nr demonstrated
that the ndvanes were elue to general ln
flut'on and unwarrantesi optimism
Crentlon of Trusts.
rrol-obly tho most noteworthy of the
yeir's ib-veIopmr.ts was the extensiv-e crea
tion e.f Industrial combinations and !ae
ce rporatlons. It ls cnleulan-d t.iat the as
grgjt. capitalization of 'lie strict'y "-!r-dustrlnl"
corporations form. 1 in the .ueiio
months is mo-e than two olllions of ! I' irs,
and that consolidations ln other buslnes
lines bring up the total to nearly ;.- M.
(. In addition, th formation of eit'n-r cor
porations hav Ing an aggregate capttal.zaiioi
of nr.rly $l.!vJ..')."."i, was bi gun. out was
not .sample teal at the tn,i of th.. e.ir
Among the price, movements of the vear.
the most notablu was the advance in tin
figures fur iron ar.d steel orodaets. !i rn g
the twelve months. No. 2 foundry p.g lrf.11 I
rose iroui i.elow 51; to 5.3 a lo 1. '.Mile
steel rails rose-, from $1S to SS Itie-se i-d-vances
are the more renn.-'table In view
of the fact that they have ai-cumpaiiteel a
remarkable incr.ase ln the ojtput c. lion
and steel. At the beginning of the year th
wtekly output of pig Iron .vas aboisi JZZ '."X)
tons. At tho close It was n arly "J.il The
actlv. demand that brought alKwt t.a. ,-e
advances tn proiluctloii and price-t. taxetl
the Iron foundries of the -ountry to their
capacity and tilled tho mills with ordjrs for
months to come.
I'ncts for cereals declined during tho
J ear Wheat. ern. outs, etc., all com
manded lower prices at the close e.f the year
than at thu beginning. Wool and ecu 0:1 anil
manufactures, however, advanced sharply.
ln but few of the staples do closing puces
van materially from those, which obtained
In the security markets the ye?ar was pro
ductive of much activity and excitement
and sharp price movements. Although new
re-cords wero made during tho twelve.
months although many securities reached
llgures never before reached -stocks clo-ed
the year with comparatively smill average
gain over the prices tluii obtained at the
end of December, lie-...
The wild speculation that carried securi
ties up to wonderful prices resulted ln a
heavier volume of trading than has ever
before been known ln this country. Trans
actions ln stocks were greater than In lsss
by many thousands of shares. In both
Government and railroad bonds, however,
the trailing was lighter than ln the pre
ceding year. I'rices advanced rapidly in
January, and the transactions on thu Stock
nxchiiiigo were tho heaviest known before
or since. In Februnrj stocks had gone up j
to much and tne ouiiook was so rosy mat
conservative xeople lecarre frightened.
For a time tho market hesitated, but only
for a time. The advance- lugan again and
continued on through March and Anrll.
rarrving prices to undreamed of he.-jhts.
Karlv In May came tho tirst s rious blow to
the fabric of high price th- .bath of
Former Governor l'.oswell I". llovver, who
hud been for a yiar ami more tha bull
leader For a time, there was panic, tho
Flower stocks leading the vvhol- market in
Harly tn June tho Industrial share' showeel
renewed weakness Money again became
close and gold was shlpin-l abroad. Tria-t
stocks were thrown out of loans by banks
In all parts of tho country ani lor the first
time since their appearance ln the market
distrust of th" Industrials was shown, be
fore the eni of the month, however, a rally
sea ln and the. announcement of New York
(Vntral's ucijuLsItlon of the Itoston and
Albany system caused u. better feeling.
I'nder tli leadership of the Yruiderbilt
stocks the miirkut advancrd during Jnly
and August, although interruptions came,
from unexpected mlierso developments, the
most lmiortant of which was tho strikei on
the lines of tho Brooklvn Itaplel Transit
Company. During all this tinio there was
he aw sellinu of stocks by tho large in
terests to whose efforts had be-en due tho
prosperous huoynncy. This was not ap
parent at the time, but It was afterward
Ucvcrscn In the Market".
Karly In September came foreboding- of
war In the Transvaal Foreign markets
wero ilepre-sseil and Kur sold largo
amounts of American securities In this mar
ket. Again money tlshtt-ntd and tli. sur
plus reserves of tho banks began to shriiik
Tho market we-akeii-id and began Its de
cline, although speculative sentiment cnii
tlnuesl altogether bultUh. Call money rates
rose as high as 40 j--r cent ln September.
In tho next month tho Hank of England
raised Its discount rate, going -o for us to
make two changes in the ngures ln a. rlnglo
wesk. Continued selling depressed the stock
market until the Transvaal war began.
After that there, was a. rally. A small
amount of gold wa Imported, and tho
Treasury Department gave encouragrr.ent
bv offering to dl-icount the Interest on tho
public debt up to July. 110. A concerted
effort bv the banks re-duced outstanding
loans, and for a time Iho money market
-romlsed ease. Despite these things, h' w-
ever. the market saggesl again Tho money
market wai the factor, ami when the:
banks" surplus reserve disappeared alto
gether, for the first timet since KB, appre
hension became genera! Secretary Gage's
offer te redeem te,'"'.'"1 of bonds rallies!
the- market temporarily, but not for long
Dec. mbor was a p.anlc month. The Hank
of Krgland raised Its discount rate to 0
per cent; money b-came higher all over
Hurope. the Supreme Court handed elown
an anti-trust decision ln the Addyston Pipe
Company case, Freside-nt McKlnIey"s an
nual message to Congress contained anti
trust remarks; the Iloers were victorious
e.ve-r the llrltish In many Important battles
In South Africa, a ptnle elevelos;d In tho
lyndon stock market.
The result of thc-so was a sharp decline
here extending over several days. In which
the trust stocks suffered most, and a panic
on IHcember IS when prices rencheel a
lower le-vel than had been obtained for
many months Money on call ruled for a
time at l"l per cent Gild exports began
again. From the panic level there has besn
a sharp recovery ln prices, and the year
has closed with the market strong and
with Wall street confident again, but ner
vous anil distrustful ami allvo to dangers.
Ileititrlit Cnrs In t. laetiis.
James A. Trimble, who represents several
tramw.av companies of Kngland, was at tho
IT.ante-rs Hotel Saturday, but ebjiarttd hom
last night. While In St. Ixiuls. Mr. Trimble
signed a contract with the St. Ixiuls Car
Company for eighty double-decked tram
car?, such ns are In use on I'tulish street
railways, and expects to be back again In
a short tlmo to ordr more cars. Mr.
Trimble sahl h" ewpects to sell a great
many street railway cars In England.
Fire ut Clnjleen.
Fire broke out about II o'clock last night
I Distiller FR1
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flit, so aurifB ly ti:Iftei
OS!::!. (S ctl !w.Z rst!t'rct3ry s:;n r::e:tti,J
irvtamiKtccrctxc'rc: w: mill retrr: rr IJI0.3
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fi KrJmeax l)sj.-ia Ecili; Cen'i .'.iKclt. j
KAYNER DISTILUN'G CO..
fteet Filth iintl. CiVlC"i. C1S0.
)r'rt fcr A:li C'l Cu Hih. Mont-. I
Me- tr I &. V.-silr. Wro.. mult!
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FksjeT.-s t. -a Yelltw levr. T;phuU j
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ABSOLUTE SPEOIHO P,
COLOS, SHilTEEEO HERVES.
A Pet Tt 3 tts V rest r.!l. Tniti nclv tt
' 111 1J 1 e.aei :,- Y Vr. & ttil
In the parlor rf F W Sangunef's roos3
ver !.- r. it shop ..t "1 ivton The Comei
origin-led ln the tb.'.r ur. Ier ihe open fire
place. The- fan:iT. Sanur.ett. his v.ifo ami
four chi'-'ren of whom the youngest 1 J
y..ars olel. escapesl in safety. The iaytoa
vilunt-cr tlremen were- a. ross te str-et at
the hotel eng.'gesi In mlldlv c lebra'lng hei
New- Ye-ar's eve The r. 'i Inro the b"m
n:g room mid put out the- lire with three
hand grrn-nl s fiirtlshre! bv the hetel man
ag.r The darnag' to the floor, mant.1 CCaI
furr.lturci was about 'Ji.
VANDERBILT INTERESTS. r
Thcv Will Ho I.fprvsent.'d in the
New York. Dec. DI. The World t3-xr.or-
row- will ay:
"By the conssalldatioa of the Pullman anl
tho Wagnt r Palace Car c.imriles Wll!lem;
K. Vanderbi't. FresleT'ck K. Vanderbnt.
Doctor W. Seward Webb and J Pierpont:
Morgan Leconie direr -,rs of tho Pullman,
company. When the ,-onseH.btttou plan, was
agreed to ln I'nlcago on October ?., 1-LSt.
it vvas dated that it would rot bo many
months le fore th- Vanderbllts w'oubl hava
a man whei represt-rtcd them as president
of the -Pullman Company. Tho incumbent:
ls Koliert T Lincoln, son of Abraham Lin
coln. The capital s'och of the Pullman
Company Is rd.. ) Fly the I.j'ng oi
sr.iijKj shares to pay for the Wagner 'om
1 any. It became 7".oo'.i. but It Is generally
be.b ved that It will 1m: lncrc.ied to JUe).-.
"The capitalization of thee Wagner Com-.
pany was JOi.rti ).. One of the conditions
lielli-ved to have been attached to the con-,
r-ol.datlon. though not publicly announce-!,
was an agreement by the Pullmans Hi turn
over to the Varderbilts all their holdings,
in the I'orston and Albany and the rScston,
and .Maine railroads. Such a transfer"
would help the Vanderbllts in new terri-
Meets To-Day to Klett I'?pubiican
Columbus. O.. Dee. SI -Tho Seventy,
fourth Gene'.al Assembly will meet to-mor-M
row at lo a. m.. and v. Ill remain ln session
Just long enough to organize! by electlasj
tho Ilepub'lcan caucus nominees. Lieuten
ant Governor Jones v.IU preside ln tbs
Senate His successor. Judge John A. Cald
well, of Cincinnati, will not qualify until
next Monday, when Governor-elect Naahl
villi be Inaugurate!. Governor Hushnclla
message will bo submitted to tho legislature-
Almost the sole topic of legislative ar.il
political circle, to-d i hss iiwn beeJt tha
action of the Ilepiilllcan S-naie caucus ln.1
excluding Senator Frown, the trali-pend-nt
Ilepublican of Hamilton '""ounty Tile a
tloo of the Ilepublii-nn Senators is render d
anomaloi'.t by the fact fiat the Kepubll.-an,
House am us irtn'it.i the lndpendcnr:
Ilepublican Ikpn' ::iitncs from Hamil'-JTi
Count; to nprtuipi.i. The act.on of t.-.u ,
Senrt- e..ui s vas r.o anticipa-ed, tho al
mlttinceof the iii'ittm. nts to the Houss
c-iueiis having lieen p-e- 'rngeel. It ls n"W
claimed, tc inmre ;h- n mutation of ilt
Klroy for Clerk of the Heioi
FAILURES IN FIVE YEARS.
Compai-.itivc Statistics IJoIatLve ia
Tf-xas ami Indian Territory.
D-ilIa.". Te-x . Doc. CI air. Nar S. Grerrt,
formerly of Springfield. Mo., bat for tho
last several years nunager at Dallas for
It. G. Dun & e'o . to-day prepares! for the
jirtevt tho following isin.-l.-e- statistiinl states.
ment of failures during the last bve vears,
lu the- elistrict comprising is; countle i m
Texas., aisl the Choektaw and Chicka xiwr
Nations In tho Tc-rritorv:
Year N.. Asse's Ua'ill ties.
l'? rt! si.va.r.a cj,-3.s.j
lss.; , st..4. ..'.''!
lis: -7J tin 1 1 :
l . .. Jo :- 1 i.j, .
liVJ ... . 147 2. s, (4,c 3
Flrianclal steitistics .how that tli'- b.k clear
ings for Imllas J. r t yar IV-'. -,. uat. 1 l
SlKeo-i.'o, Utnk eleposits amount- d t j 57.1., c J.
Speakershiji Contest H Teen Kiis
sell and Anders, eii.
Jackson, Miss., Dec. Si. Members of th.ct
Legislature are arriving In the ci-3- on every
train, preparatory to the .-eselon which as
sembles Tue'day at noon. Much lot tying
Is In progress for the speakership of th-i
lower house, th- contst being btv.eeu V.
J. Russell of Iiuderelale and George And. r- ,
son of Warren.
Chnrles M. Iieirr.
Pummerswoeth. N H., Dec. SI -ChTlesi
M. Dorr died of pneumonia to-ela. . d ',i
vears He was national l-nnk examiner far
isew Hampshire. He had sat lu the Legis
lature. Colliers Ailvtme. AViikcs.
Elkhorn, W Vn. De c. 31 - The two lead
ing collerles In this field will to-morrow ad
vance the intnirs" wages l'.ctnts. Ov r 1XU0
men a-e aff. ted
'7ir'.''iiitZl' t? tis-.iT1