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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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11? 1 1' ''T' - JI-I1- "f -. !.. 1 n"
ST. LOU1S.MO.. SATURDAY. 1MAKCII 17.11)00.
ST. LOUIS MINISTERS ON
COURT OF APPEALS
WILL BE IGNORED.
Q MOVE AGAINST
THE STANDARD Oil
In tin- Kvcnt of :m Aihi-r-c I !-
imi Ttivlur Will Aaiii Ai
:il ? .i-!iiil-a.
Kfotiltilii.u in tii" li'inse tu l'ro-
i-if.il I'lnliT S!iTHi:iii
Consensus of Opinion Is That as a Newspaper the Topeka
"Capital" Is a Failure This Week Commend His
Purpose and Sincerity.
SUSPECTS WERE ARRAIGNED.
RECENT ENORMOUS DIVIDEND.
9 - .m,-.-Mm&i&,. WPV9 j&Vi&e,l9
X ! jV
In oiinl.s otpressed in r.-pwnse to ia-q.iri.-,
made bt The P.ipul.h . a r.-mber
of M. I.'ut ministers. r presenting the
titions denominations of the Prole-lam
. lurch. practi-all unanimously -tcriv. that.
, a ticwsitaper. the Toh1..i capital, under
tie direction of the Ilevcrend Charles M.
jil.tl.ion. has betn si failure.
7v.ii ii?i"rs say Slut tl.-y -i'tPd noth
ing f'om the ap- rimeiit. and that they
Another declares that the attempt to con-dt,.-t
a d.iiiv i.tvtsp.per -.s hnsl would do
Jtjl-inv. like sacrilege- to tun;.
jS. t.i.il ctprt-ss keen disappointment In
JT . r.suit of Mr. Sheldon's effort." and
t,'hcrs dctlaro that It has lusrt the au-e
la ro istii u n is L.eii-'ni. ai 11.
Some cor.ttnti that. whatever mistakes
li- 1. .- minle as. an editor, liN work of this
week i ill b'x a powerful fat tor for good In
.tl.e r:.d, and tli.it It mill wne to Uvito
"llr standard of daily i.ewspaiier?. Mr.
SueKon luti-U a t'oimregatifi.aii-t. the min
isters of thi'. ! nomination in this olty e-j-K-iaUy
' a-ki d t- Kite their view, cou
timing his management of tin- Capital.
Zintt Uin . Mii.HUII.i
-IP IN .MIT V MlM'AlT.lt."
The question .if 'What Would Jesus no?"
1? one lyina I -.. nd tht lints of our Int. lil-Fnee-
Christ is the unique fan of ht-torv.
Tlit: real qutstioii ot "iirWlanltj is iln-:
What would Jcus have us do?'
This question can b- satlsfactoilly an-i-wtred
only when vv- legard the teiehing
o- Christ as the embodiment of principles
j.r-d r.ot a category f rules. Even then there
v..ll remain many qti.stions In the outcome.
.f life's activities which will liover be sat--!a-tonly
answered if we must have
-:: ammity as the mark of tinal solution of
-! problem involved. Mr She ldon ha-
kn the tlrst rather than th second
..thod. and yet. in many respects, ho has
.duved tho tinal action to an alignment
.vjth the M-eon prcqiosition. There is thu
... MnfiK'nn in the minds of many p-upl-.
a:id a coiu-cqu- nl lack of unanimity in the
idstr.cnt passed upon his venture..
"In the inaitir of present moment there
IsViuch to h- said, the first of uhl.li !.- mat
ihiSt'ir of th. hour Is indicative .if the f . t
that humanity believes In a golden ai,e mid
-nill never test content with unvtnlns slmrt
vf an ideal tonditioti. 1 take it that Mr.
t-he!don Is doin
ood work in illustrating
v,i fai-t The hone and astiiration of m- 11
is one of the happy indications of the use.
All of our best papers have munualed tins
truth, but this venture placed a peculiar
tmphasls uiKia the fact.
'There is a second ;jct. a It appears to
me. in the venture. It is found in th- as
mmHtion that in three of life's r. litio..-.
tiere is a possibility of Jumping imrr.edi
t.!eiy Into a, place of perfection, and that
this publication i to reveal the rr-lhod
by which such a movement lak.-s plao- 1
refer to the got la I. reliRiuus and po!Iil.-al
life of men. and. of coursA-, as related to
S.'ir newspaper wor'.l.
"As resatrta the lirs.t I cannot see that tho
Tor..ka 1'apit.il has any mi 'ae for us
1 is not a new-paper.' for the i:ew.spapr
! related to the n.as of nv n, and whal
irtr tK-ars on the social life of m-n lias a
nht 10 publication in the pre-s. The Capi
tal is fublished evidently on the theory that
the ire-s is not a l!."-"-tnIiiaior f news.
1 tak- .t that the publicjtiuii of n.-ws has
lrr. Uvirins on the studj of so.jolos. ai.d
tl ..1 service lnvond c.i:upuiati.ii is ren
al. r.-l bv the vvidi spread ! of the prss
y ifr day l.-ionali. I am of th- .ipmb-n
teTi the study and supiirc-bm ot .ri!ii- are
led fjr more than know by the ;jth-
tria and publicat.on tif p.-ws of tnl kind
'')n the othr haicl. a Iarne plaue is niada
!u .he '.ipi:ai f-ir ! ws a- teiat'si to be:it.v-
0 -1 " Hut tii. tleid is alrta'ly vell w a
7.d It is a fa' I thai the rlifiIous prcs
2. jK"-.- a sji.-( 1 -Uy of this work. X'.t tir.!
s bat It i .'! nf th cr.dt fa-'ls of m.I-
-n h'tor t'.at in th- mult-r of relief f'-r
1 i:.Tntritk.n and slonnswepi leKions
t:. r ha b.n no ni..re i-tll- inT w ik a. -
mjdish-l than thai done b.. the ns. It
is no", uiitotnmon for the v nole f.nce aod
'ies of a Bieat daily paper to b- turned lulu
11 M.r au of tvlk'r on such .e jslorts
"As tezrds the i.-ligK.iis 1 elation, it mut
sia Otii our .leriimlr.tlioiial p.iprs ..c
eupv tht i.iriiorv It nuv not ! exp. ct-il
n.at a Christia- d.alv will dl-pla- our
u nominatloi j' ..-e-rs Tne unity of the
fliurch.s is a verj pretty theory. Hot when
e eorar to the ur.l!nar s ukir paier we
ic-iy r.ot forg. ; that it is punilsn.-. tor the
P't.e. and that th. re l xn-t more then a !
lour.Kof our population In the churches. A
i.silraiivfly reli-ious daily would not r.-arti
the mrti of ile people vvIhij published In
"inrK-iltlon witn a mwilen.. llrt-cl.iss
metropolitan paper. Not or.ly so. but the
n-surapticn that becai;s. our modern paper
J- for the people at large, and. thtrtfore,
r.ot distinctively Christian, it i. therefore,
unefiilstlan. Is an absurd mistake. Chris
tianity is laboriiiK for the creation of an
Idem people and an ideal state. It labors
Hlom: its ovvn peculiar Jir.es So every
tlitor who is worthy a place In our mod
ern Christian tmliz-aiiou is laboring to the
tame end. The fact that the daily paper "f
jtn-day Roes into all the homes makes its
kwer for c.iod onlv th
rifcthe da.ly ,!r for v.i.rs-. and it i nn I
oisj'huast.on in m mind as ,.. the relative
Ii.ti.ien.e for etnid as between the prut
T-per ,. the touati and the ..llous
Tress. Pradubly boih hav.- their sph. re. In
iuh . Vf i ., '. . :"KdT '
fi. ,rlal the inculcation of po.!- ,
r,..S. r""7, ?f ""- "Jf 1'- I
Ilcation ur relislous news, the Capital rt- ,
teals to us nothms new. and meets no w-nt
nt't already su plied by our be.si daily pa-
"In so far as the Capital oes Into jiolitleal
lire it has apptarid to me that snae mis.
take must exist out In Kansas as ree.ir.is
the facts of modern life. Tb.i tMnSs iniM
be said here First, that the Kiest que- j
thins of inimical hfo are not moral per se I
Tlie truth, as I si- It. Ls that the Important I
ivaint In political questions Is the nor..l
lHiint. or the bearing upon morals winch
.1.- i t.. .. ... .. i a. I
'.hey may have. As I see It. no man who
i.as been intimate!) connected with polit
ical life can fall to see this distinction, ll'it
is not this fact the basis of modtrn news
paper iliscusslon? As l read the press we
nre rapidly nttalnlnjr a place where the
moral relations of life enter Into all polit
ical questions. Head the press remarks
i.f-mr.K upon the Cuban trouble, u;on the
Kaitefn question, uion the lloer war. upon
t!it money question and the Mormon aucs-
ti.yi- If It Is meant that tho press tea lies
ortnr.iT t( its light, that is another mat-
r. and when Chiistian daillo are estab-
ishcl In ever- city we will still have dl--
t'lr.iant via-ws in ethics so long as nn'ii
i piv ninerentlv to the question of what
Ji sus would h ive me do.
"I'll the whole. 1 consider the value of
Mi fcheldon's experiment to lie in the tact
that we have fotus?d attention a;nln upon
the dreams and aspirations of the world
l'oi a still better condition of life. Aside
from this I cannot see that the jKipcr ex
presses, anything of value which Is not al
ready embodied in the great publications
of our day. The rrcss and the pulpit and
tile school all work for the betterment of
men. They are the three irreax forces of
the world. There should lo no unkind
criticism between them, hut they should
provoke on another unto love und good
SVorka." The Reverend Howard S. ilac-
Aveal. jnst.ir Central Ootisrf i;tlon.il
II. I .IlllIwroN:
it i:i:m" ti.i: ami ri.vr.-
"It would Ie.lire some Mretrh .if lan
puare to call Sheldon' i-.ue a new.-pal-er.
It may be lec.iu-e my newspajier diet has
I'tn highly splc.Nl-but this paper --ems
Male and tl.u. it lias .wcurred to me that
platitude on piuhibition. sveLilitn prison
r.fnnn and s'Jth lopis inilit endure for .1
week, but what would vvt l if we had th-m
verv mormtiK fur the rest of ur llv.s" Th
p.i;H-r ".rems to tn .t i;id .1. .il like Ws fa
mous l.nok a "lame and Impotent cenclu
I.i:." Irom a l.ifiv and ainbill.i'is p-eml-e. It
may be I .xpt.ud tuo mm h certainly my
eipeetatlois are n.it rfallz.il " The i:.-ier-end
It. l Juhnstuii. pastor Third Baptist
('. 1.. K1.U-.S I.IKi:i IT I'Oll
mi: iikv it ni:iM(ii-:.N'i.
"1 like the Sheldon dally nio-t of all for
the idea it represent" The -amis resiKinsl
blllty Ihat rets on the pulpit i- laid on
the newspaper: if aiiviiilng .1. a sreu. r !
BTee on the latter, since it reach-s nivre
jcopl. . The end -md ohjtit of both. :!..!.
Indte.1. of ev.rv prr at n:l:.ti rln f 1. tor .f
wir common life, should lie t mak- tbH a
Rood world t- live in. This the aper oti-j-ckntiously
seeks to do 1 h re i- no nn-
i taking the obje. t. U exploits th" permanent
factors of civilization and progress, i.wn
cal facts are given tlrn pljce.
There I no hate or alue In It. thotiqn
from tlie avuKe ritirisms evokI. ai..l tne
siiisjudj-i: s of Mr. Sheldon's motives ..11 the
par: of his brolht r ministers and others,
there micl't s.'-m .-ome jirovocatlon for li
The Issus -o far are lt.llnct with the
broadest chanty and philanthropy.
The jiaper assuni. s that ;..odn -s .an b
made tnoro fascinating thar a lillmp-e r
lull, purity more attractive than v!i-;
moral sanity more eb-.-atlnf: than the pub
luhiiiR of a delirium of morbid bull-".
"I like the iuikt. too. f-.r wr-.at It dors
not prii.t th- vicious details, ware Iliads
and fake n.lvern-emen.s. It Is quite re
ftehlng to we no piciuro of "It. foru and
after taklna.' "wonderful discoveries .and
cure-all-.' t ostrum ad nau-eam.
I like 11 btM-auso rejiorters and "H'ors
I;n their names to article., thus fasten.
p.B e--ponsibillty, and filvit-s play tor in
"It is manlf-tly unfair to compare It as
a. t.ewsjiaper with the trejit tip trupu.ilun
patiers. Hy the -ide of T.i-kas ilh r daily
it is tnocJupedio and an an.l of Usht.
It 1- a bit loo majrazlnis1 . and ha.s in-my
oth-r defect-, but th bst thini: -Uout
it I that. alHiv- nil lt limitations, it is
j a prophecy ot whit Is lomii-ir an endowed
christian newspaper In ewry fireat cit, of
mr land. It must come: to brtak down
the still exisuut s-ctariaiilsm. to unify
men of evry cred. to ral! the divideil
moral fun.., aad to orfianlze the civic
conscien'-."-T:.. Itevtr.-.ii Charles U
K!u.. pastor Wtbster Oiuves Cuusresa
tlonal C hutch.
r. 11. iMTliiN 111:1.11: vi
iht it WII.I. UO (.CI.
Th-re 1 no uue-t on in in. mind about
the unsellishness and sin-erltt of Mr. Shel
don's motive. To sneer at "inti a tn.c.eminl
Is In very bad tase. to ay the least. Mr
Sheldon Is lu.ikli.i; an hutiest and -rr.cst
attempt to d whit his Mastei would do
under similar rlrcums(ati es Tin- should
command the sv miath of all llke-mlnd.il
people, and hou'd lead th-m to "jer.iH
cl.arltv a t au short, omnnrs In the !. -tall"
of ii- vvspap-r vv J'k lnvolvd In a novi- o
takini; c harg- of a sreut .hulv It raaj not
be- the most i-adahl- paper In to- world,
hu: It surely I s.xn'Ui.ui; t' hav a paper
puolished fur one short week without th
tr.il ..f the strpent in It from b-Kinnlni: to
e-u.l. without ev-n on- slimy .idv-rtisenirit
111 Its columns I believe the ventute will di
l,.Hi. If it do.-s iiothlm; el-e It will tall
attention to the imm-nsc interest of Chris
tian people In I.aviui; Jourt.all -tu proji-rly
cor.duttetl. It s.houl.1 le.d our dallies to de
vote more sp.,.,. to i.liloU". moral and
humaiutaiiaii matters, and ewntualv i.ijlir
larger 1 ecognltioti to Ch.l-'liii tdeiN In
the tnaiiaKinient of ill. lr pars-ts. As to Mi.
Sheldon's opening numb-i. I think he tlul
right In putting the India fjmli.e ij tho
front. Tho-e who know the nppallr.,; na
ture of India's dl'treis understand that no
railroad wretk or ureal fire or other Items of
ordinary newspaper inter st can compare
with U as a tatastrophe. If there i such
a thuK as brotherhood of man. which v.e
hear -o tnui h about In bo.ik and spe..fjts
and labor union", it sure'v would manifest
itself here 1 cp t x3 -.ee man.- of our
paprs wrl'im: up the h-dia famine iioa
:hat Mr. Sheldon has '.tiled attention t
it "Tl.e Htverend Cornelia- M I'atton,
uistor First Congr cation.il churth!
nr.Mti ;mii)m:ii ci.ia
11 1 VI A JOHN tin: lit I'll V'.
"The whole world admires a man who will
strive ufttr the ldtal. If Mr. Sh Idon falls
In s-itnc respects to conduct the Tuptka Cap
ital as lie conceives Jeus would do were,
he here, most men will be charitable. Xo
man ever realized his Ideal, but It is well
to have one. Tor a week. Mr. Sheldon will
be a John the llajitU:, polntliiK the way
toward the highest form of Journalism.
Ills editorials are clean, puro and Inspir
ing. He would not take rank with oirr
tab-nted editors, but his charitable, broad
vi ay of batidlinK a si.bj. cl draws one to hint.
11a aat ..Unit.. 1 .. ..-. ...I.. -.. :.U I
""'t' ,l" "'?'" mu,u0. me i.ipeKa
' ' YJ"V ? J.a "!'"lr '" f;'r
,",",u ' fr"m ,,nM f ' K and l.le of the
"'' ' ""L'' I"" -'- - ,'""
I ls-r in . .nil State or larce city would sua-.
ms ;i I.t re ! miil nf tht -n-
,""t PI''- are demJndlnB s,1( h a paper for
f .. Kwcr,nil Henry Gardner.
pastor 1...- Avenue Pr.-byletlan Church.
3I- nl I'ltKHHTS
llltl II vv 11,1. Vltllliv lttl IJICM.
"I have not wen the Sha-ldon edition of
the Topa-ka Capital. I subscribed and paid
but the paper iI.ms not come. I hnve only
sn.,. ...j. ..nmm..nts an.t ,.in..ia a-
,(n,a r experiment, it cannot In so
,,i,ort si time prove anythliiK. 1 think It has
,,nivoj nlreadv that Mr. Sheldon did not
wtiKi. , ,.,,., ... an thmcs ....refi.Iiv
nor .- hl. an ,siitn,. ii... ..... .,, ,,'.
- " ......
at wnicn ne is aiminc win, i dare say. be
accomplished, viz. to call attention of "tho
prts and tone up the press to do greater
things In reform. I think, too. he Is seek
imr an endowment for suih an enterprise.
As an editor, he will learn some ihlncs
by this movement, too" The Heverend
Doctor M. liuruham. lastor I'litrrim Con
.M. K!1I)I SAYS tiOOll
is mil n to cum: ur it.
"Mr. Sheldon's venture Is unique It has
at least challenged the thought of Ihe read
Ins vvorld. and as the aim of the author of
the tnltrprlse Is sincere and In hthalf of
the world's highest c"d, Raaod Is bound to
come of It. I corless thai 1 was, refreshed
by the novtltv .uw character of the tirst
Issue. There was soim thing in my heart
that responded to It. It has this point of
pewcr: Had men will sneer ut it and bad
Journalism will condemn It. 1 have faith
enough to bellevo that we have reached a
point of virtue amunir the (tropic of atur
land, a lonKtns for something purer and
more real for Ihe home, to make such a
(taper a possibility. I predict as well as
hope that the enterprise will enhance) the
moral tone of tho regular rress, and put
lestralnt where restraint has lone been sad
ly needed. I am not condemning the regu
lar press. I am only Intimating that Im
provement Is possible and needsi" The
sri;i.;: -on. mi:. vi:atiiki:man. i-lkask uivk is wixtki:
llev-ntid rwtor M llll.al. . lu--..' St
Mark's J'nplisli l.'ith-'r.in . i:t ti
j. w. 11 i 1 r is . 1. 11 i:11t
. t om'isi:i) rvn.i m:.
"An opinion of tl.e Shei.lun vi.nnii 1 is
a Utile Invalldat-tl bv the fact that It s
already a cnle-ed f.ulure. I had no sttn
pathv with the v-ntur.'. and am tail. it'
prised that tnt- modtrn 1 -aru- n-w - ji. ar
the sun 1 !- the wa wlnits 1:.. 1;. .1 1 -pre-.s
has within !! the iM-dj. u! I.. ..ii
better prowih and. with ill !- .1111. rf. -tiorts.
Is more useful to the . omnri. :n than
such 'in Iucoiilti uoas c.tmMmi'icr o' aire
the like of n c 0 J.s.is hini-eif o. prt :.-d
In the w. il-knor -aviiv as to ! "Iiiiik
of .te.-ir.' 1 Mpt ti.- -iiir.pt ti" -t ...' ..II
IrfTHL'f It Is of l.u h Ip t.l l- T--s :..!
will Injur., t'le standing or Mr. Sh. Id..c"
profession in ih niiiel- of n. n n.10 - r. -
sivct and svmpithv ir .! 111 mil.: 1
most ne-rd- antl who ti .st n. .-. a me..i
ministry o! .I'm t cmnioti i - r. .In- .11 '
The It't-.r.iid li. Jot.' . Li.v. r't..r
of the chor. 11 of the . -!..i
. c. i-maicii: -n .i:k:
i.iki: iiiu.i::i: in vu:.
"l 0 not ttliivc Je-u.s wuid Iks . nie I'.
etlitor of a dally iair If h- wtr- !ir i-.
the rlesli. ..Ttainlv i.ut for one w.ek only.
Nor uo 1 think Mr. S!i ldon. i.or any ..th.-r
man. eunis-tt ut to till u. i.uw he vvuld do
it, 'VI n tlloimil Il should alu so V lllla
there Is oburdai-t i.sjm for Ituprova mem ui
the dallv jira-s. it -.ni- 1,1.1 - 1. r'lei;.. .,
maa to alo what Sii.ldon is ila. 1 t; this ....at.
I fear thai 1." httle h.nm will In th. r -suit
11a, ue s i ly rnlo" wMI .o!i ,t
baneful Inllu.-n. e after the SV l.ioii w.-k is
fori., tten."-Tl e I:. v r nl ! ir S a"
I'ai-r.T. I'a-tor Iifj;.-tle I-j-k IT-Ii-
terlan Chur !i
IIISHIII' it'll. i: J.DIIIts I'nu
.mi 11:11 i.m:t i:i'n:i.-.
"I do r.ot think the It.vr-i.il lr S -1-d.Jti
s expetlmen; will ti.iv ... f. t
t h.'itever In th.- vvav of ihuiuwi 1 it rt n
In t:ie newspaper ..,. It, rr..- ..:, j ;
KoVerunn lit and nti-in s-, ji a.-i .- t lai.
that a. mliit-ier ! ii"t vv i 1 1- 1 n,a 1
to .-It as ci -.'or In t'-e aiitorial ..til a
riSht-Tiiin.l.sJ iajmaii v.ho l...on- : -Ieiien.
o .f the m.it'ers tiv.-r wl.iii I.- is
. ens.,r." The K.-v.r. :id Iiuc'.t i -tit. 1 s.
Tut tl, i:p!--opal Itishop of .Mis.url.
j. 11. fi.Aiimsii.N Mi:i- in
i.Mii:it i.i tiu or i:i:t.
"It Is a Utile too earlv t ..u'dg" .Mr. siiel
dcn'.s dailv. The Ms-..n.l a-liiioi - -11s .0 In
an improvarnaia un tha- :lrsi. It vvi.i aioiiii1
l""s lmprovaa throush the wa-ak a he j,-es
his hand in. Mr. Shadu..if. pi..it..t la k.
as manifested so far. seei.iw 10 Im an ti !...
valuation or a-utreiii eiliti' al ...its :, I
lsuas. No papr that Is to 11 r m II
.tropic of this country tan ii .re 1 h 1.--
MR. SHELDON A SOCIALIST
'S PLATFORM IN BRIEF.
Topeka. Kas.. March li Two more !suei
of the Sheldon Capital will tnd the "Chris
tian dally newspaper" xperuneut, and the
palter will return to its old jnanagentent.
Iloth Saturday and Sur.dav edl.mns will l
printed to-rourrow. for Mr. She.don is op
liosed to prlntlr.3 a ner.siuipt r Suml ly
mornli.g. Tho Sunday Issue will be an the
prisi b) 6 o". lock Saturday rveiiite. to In
sure publication of the edition l-f-re mid
night. Tl.o novelty of the Shaddou sch. mr has.
worn off and regular ri-adrtu of lha. isiprr
will welcome buck the old Capital, with its
telegraphic. State mid local news The Itev -erv-r.al
Mr. Sheldon savs j, w.-uid maU.i
.in entlr.i ch-inse In the a hiraeter of matter
If lie should conujet the Capital another (
wfeK. J no strong s.Kri:iiisiie u-wu'iuv .ta
the paper thus far ln.ln.ates ln.it there !
would be no change in this fe.itur.-. j
A local polltl.-al Hem whl-h apiearal In !
the Capital this morning In a prominent
place Indlcateaa that the Itev'ercn.l Mr. Shel-
alon Is a friend of John . llrtdemh.il.
letdlnc Topullst funJtdate f.- (;..ternir. '
Ex -Lieutenant tlovernor A. M. flnrvey J
withdrawn ns a candidate for Governor, and
In an extended Interview gives as b! ra-ason i
that the people cpp'.-ar to want Mr. Itralden- j
thil for tlovernor. and that he believes In
allowing the jfople to have what they want. .
K publican politicians say that Mr. Sheldon
would supiKjrt the I'opnllst (.artv wero lie i
to remain In charge of the Capital.
Mr. Sheldon Is opiiomsI to war. Is a So- I
clalist. Is lit favor of rauulctpal twner-n!p
of public utltltl'. opposed to the Ucerslng
of s-'iloons, favors the rrit.-r traiciiie ..f
children lit tho kindergartens for the duties i
of citizenship, and would form into one .
Craml brotherhoo.1 all men and women who
rtrofess Christ. i
This. In brief. Is his platform.
This Is Mr. Sheldon's opinion of ihe rhil
iroi . .a. .
"Whatever view wo may take politi.ally '
of the war In the PhlUppinu ra ike- no i
difference with the fait of war'-: awful
brjtallty In Its actual effect on human life.
Tl.o war In the Philippines Is a litplnrabl
wnr. xlcwed fnam any stand;sil:it. simply i
because It Is war. Christian civilization Is j
a misnomer If its accompanying effe-ta are j
sevn In the exercise of brute force It Is not j
Christian civilization; It Is barbarism. We 1
are yet, alas! a good way from being civil- I
Ized when, after so many years of Christ. I
r. cannot nna tor say wo cannot) any
other way to pettle troubles with other peo
ple than by killlns them."
When the foreman was making up the
, s a m ife now before thLs ointrv. To.
1 t.-. a a.:;.. , -woralllna" Is nad to.nl for -m
' v.r of .'.allv papar. I am pbiil of Mr.
I s,f., L,n'H rlnient. h"Va v r " Tlaa. I:--v-
er- 'al Ink r J II laarrison. elliar thai
hei I,.,,. Kvanselist.
. i:. Ill 1 KV lllli II: -I M
; m:i:i'i.v m. iimiti:i.--
j "1 :ar.i al. .pp. lU-aHH.riteal. and ra-gard tho
ap:m.i as a hjm.hatln lsiaadof ' -:
r; 1. If ' 1 io tl.e . ,Iue ..f Christ, It will
l-Ii .li- .r Ir. .adiiii al making
I .. k- s tul e. ai o !ilf a treat .latly
1- 14 ..'. 1. ..ih.i li N Hiixlu'r proof thiit
1...1 sv o ! I ti- r k-a p t iheir . allint;.
1 d. 'I t.rik 1 Will have .11, fTea't.
...t io m k- i..e th..'l ai.d the atJitor apis...-
rl-il -ta .' s Mr Sh'h.oii 1- without
d.-iil i s.n-'re. 11 id a man : abilltv. but
1 i. IT. . rdila.r. il is .1 r ItKlous e-rlual-jl.
b .1 not .1 ne-wpupar "--The i:ev-repI
: I ': kwortl.. Ift.-r St J ..ine. -a tpl'topal
w. w. mill)! -i i:ii:-i :
.MIl'MIMi, VMI II VV i: I. IIP I !'.
'T m k .. i.ew dauattr. i jairnaluam
s.: ...' .1 vta.ulal sa'in t. !4uire ati edit r
What p.f-s..-s.sj jot only tu.l.Ve ftlTls. iut
lat" .jM.a. :i. e In the pta.ti al manait.i
n a i.t aaf a newspaper. The Sheldon eperi
in''. t s-ern- to la. k Iwth l thce pr.s.
reaiulslta-s. It has fl.I: trial m els-.-ti-
tl. !-. 1 eM. tasl nolliir.i:. and Uava ;ol It."
Th Ilav-ra-nd Iaaa tor . . ltaayd, pa"!air
S-s .,..u Uapilst Chura li
'. 1:. -11 vui': i 111; 111 : v
11 t mii: in i w.-
"I.i rej..rd Sh-ld.ei's p.iper, I dai nt
'a':'" 1 a an lal..tl t'hrlsi.an na.w.pai. r.
Ha i .1 all K s Wall s r.VCst a dtlai's a.f nn
"l-tl t " Itt.i tlaa- lli:. of a "hnstl.n
da.l. lV'-i;T h..s i a.ln- to stay. I III
lo: e 1: ii...-- I. ai nit Son body :n fur
as'i to is " ft-- ltet.r. n.l Ia.aa.tar T. K.
St.. p. :i lor Wanoiier iia.-e M. K.
1. ir I
suii::,sti,i:t -vr mittiii:
oM.t riicviv in' 111 11 inn:.
"T!.- t.i.i,,:- a.f the Ifa-verend Mr. Sliel-
aho. i- a lavs' woiabr. 1 don't think
it vt ill lii. anv .'If. .1. in.itert.ilty ir otha-r-wl
. ..ii the r. w-n r world. It's not the
'.i.' fe ak ol our time '" llnbbl Samuel
Sale, tui'd-:. r Ta mple Shuaie Kmeth.
.1. i". nwn i.mi
hi'i:cti:ii mi 1 him;.
1 .i-.l.al r.olhinR from lh heldiin
n..t-p.ii'.r vr:: ure. and my epectatlons
h:.v. In . n mat Its aillly eftoa't on the
p. w pais-1 vtoild will !e to yA- some
tan.ri'.ils an p!irti!!iltv to make "ntu. li ado
alaaallt ll'.t llllll! ' TI" U'Wreud Do-toT .1
V 'i-iti"ti. pnsior i;i-!l Alenae Presby
ter .jti a';,'irli
tlrst page of Ihla morning's Capital, the
tel-graph editor handed to Mr. Sheldon ths
As-iHinl.d Press Item nbJt Standard OH
dividends. II.- held the dispatch in his hand
and wroie this editorial, which followed It
In the iiaper.
"When stub Immi'tise sums ns these -an
be mad" on th sa tlf ..no of the earth's
pr.Mlucts, th. .piestlon which th iteople ask
alaout il cannot le- sileicaMl That qiiesilon
is this.- I, there a lawful limit to Uio aea u-m.iI..-loii
of capital, asltle from Its combl
n.H ion In a trust? jiucht not thl JJI.i.aj.ivi.
lusta-aal a-f ba-mg distributed as an extra
cj.-h dividend, to hat'.- hern UJasl either u
.t lin-nis for Increaslt.g the wuges of tho.o
who toi:.-.l hartlest lo make th- prodio t
mark, table r used, in ome sart, ut least,
for the immediate physical blessing of a
largo number of p-cnle !n suffering? On
fliu. Iiage we call attention lo the awful
want of our brothers a,,d sisters in imiia
If dpttal In the shai- of investment of cor
porations like the Standard Oil Comiuny
tan result In the cash Increase of a I2).i...0.ax)
iiuarterly .Pvid-'nd. to thftic lit fill man in
America mn res!t the a-onclusi.n that no
man air group of men cun by any hon-t
I'Xertlon of aither brain air hand aetiully
.tut htunstl) earn that amount of monct "
Thesa- are sme if the (oluted sentence
In Mr. riheldon's Ifading etlitorl.il on ".Moral
"There is r. Lincoln for the temperance
c:ause to writ." a (trot tarnation of enianii
Isitla.n m ,. clarlng all souls free from the
"We du utit llcanso murder, or Iheft. or
ursa.n. or (.crjury. for so much a year."
The saloon Is a glginltc evik There is
no other treatment of a ln except to take
It away. There Is no other remedy for an
ovil a-xcept to wipe It out "
"The Sa-rmon on the Mount Is the best
lexibuiMtk on the social problem ever
"The tjolden llut. and the thirtct-nUi chap
ter of 1. Cormthlans are worth mote as real
solut'.u.s lo an th,. p,.rpleltl's of 'labor
and 'wages' and 'capital' and 'distribution'
I ban all the volumes that men have writ
ten in th.- last twa-nty-live vears."
Mr. Sheldcti ..till refuses to le interviewed
nbou. Ins Christian newspaper experiment.
When asked to-nlglit If he was satisfied
with the effort, he said:
'I cannot talk about it. The paper must
upeak for Itself."
Mr Sheldon's close friends say that he
thinks the agitation for cleaner Journalism,
brought about by this experiment will do
a great dal of good. The Sanday Capital,
which will gi to press at C p. in. to-morrow-.
wkatuki: in VIT::,
will have no pre?" report, except that fur-Iii-h"
.1 f--r the afternoon papers.
The Topek i Stat- Journal to-rdght says;
"IMlP.r S' eldoii will, of cours. laaear In
rol'..l In l-iiine his Sunday substltuio
Saturday .vnlr. that the Capital's con
tra. 1 With tie A'SOalatasd lies. WJH n.,t
(rmlt I! 'a print .it,-l alfulate any of tl..
A.-Ms-'at. ! Press news of Saturday b-fore
!I p. m, Sa'uiMay nlgia That S'nlo Journal.
. at. T-f-rv t . ... , Is a-r.tlr- ly v illlng to
v .It.- fa.r laa-mni-r. n an ,f ? I. As. Li'ed
Press right- li. :u- ai.tlr. If Mr. Sheldon
will print pro'nlr.-ntlv . n !ve rl- t pat;- f
h- ( -iplt-i: w.rai- to tie effect tlr.t any of
the a) v Ass,Httf.s! Pra-ss telegraph.- r.'-(-rl
apifartlg In the Capital's Saturday
right Jt(ar I. -. l ,v :t.,. aoart.. and
cam-ent ..f th-- T- p-ka "!.;,. Jarn.il."
Capital Mity lie I linnieil.
A n re-ult of the peva-rer.d Charlaii M
Sheldon's ep.-r.-r.a rt tnls w-fk in a-on.hict-!i.g
tie Top ka a'apital. there Is u.mot cer
tain to lie a mark.-d change in ih.- iTitis-
lieitt p.. . t .'.LI .-'t'e of t'le (.Jbll- atlot.
Vo tht .rres(.uiiaaei.: ..' -!e .so. iate.l
Pres, r. ,j p5ri.:.a. prlr.tlpil owi.rr of
the palter, said t.-nlsr-r:
"Wh n we : ut r. eat the Capital nvr to Mr
Kha-ldon. we fully exjiaetasl t- restnra It to
the add form. line for Una- and letter fair
1'tter. but. alter conlderaiion of the mat
ter during the week, we have de Med that
some . ! al-c-s a an lie made f. hi. h wPi be
ativontagous. The . luinx-es it, pe made
will le dr'lr!'-:v tie-Mad tipa-n at a rntetlng
of -In- .rat,.', to be h-i.l Majnday. ui.il the
v-xc pa.ilcv will be auiioiatHe. n the paper
Tuesffciv mar:.i"c '
It Is nt.l th tt the underl; Ji.g p-lr.-iples
..f Mr Sl.aWor.'-. plan vvlii be . arri.si out.
I-i.: :hai hi. ( r-unal opinions will ttait
re. a-s .sari'v b fol!oaei The papa-r will
reniafn Kepubll-un !n laolitk.s. but lit other
ra-pa.i.st li I :..,t llSely pi depnii radi. ally
from ihe s-h.-M n platlairn..
Mr Sh. '.Jon ;.-aiiIr.g editorial to-raotrow
raoriilr.i; will I an lit'.ltu:lo:t :u :h- realt-rs
of tl t.apar to 'Xprts. ih-lr views regard- i
ln Its f .: ire viija t The replies re Ivcl
will to saiavj extent determine Ihe . lunges
to fce rnadf
It Is UKt.r-.iHeI Ihat Mr Sheldun will he
as.soi!nt.sJ wi b the j. wr In a fr!..:;d!;. wuj.
ou will hmc no active part in Its manage
ment. The, i:a..r-::d Slewat: Sh' Idcn. father of
Ildi.or ShaiiK-:.. will , oMrlbiite an a-tic.e
to-tnorrovv a-!t ,sns th. oilli in of public
"- . i - hi.. au-'.iiiii!'jsiie.j - ,n win
appena ,it, eji; .rji .-, , iorsing thB idea.
PRINTING PLANTS BURNED.
01ti Wt-stfiii I niou ISuililiug Vis
hcil bv 1-iiL-.
With almost zero temperature and a raw
March wind blowing, the entire Ore De
partment wus .iiileil out for a blaze m the
four-story building ot the northeast corner
of Third and OIlvo streets last night The
Intense cold made the tak of lighting the
llama's very dlllkult and dangerous, but thoy
were extinguished within little more than ui
huur. The tUtmage to ihe building was esti
mated by lire Chief Svvlnglcy at S3.W0. The
building wan occupied by printing turn
paules and thilr Ios was tutrd to estimate,
but probabl will not txeea-d H0.(."J.
I'ollLt'inan l)-l:ki dlscoverett the blaze In
tliti uppa r stor shortly after ' o'clock ami
turneal l:i an aiarm. Uefore the Ilrsl engine
hail rcaih. d the .s. tne tht flames had spread
over the entire top Ulnar and were bursting
out throah the rout and windows. The
dangerous hu.-.rtt r of some of the build
ings close bv and the thlt.iter.ll'.g aspect of
the lire cuim-d a general alarm to be iivni.
le'idders were I an up on the Olive street
and third street sid.s of the; building and a
tower at the totii.r lanes ol h..-e were
turrit. 1 over to the north and through the
Caovetnnieiit building across C'IKe street.
With IlIP an stream! of water pouring In on
everv slile the lite apinki) ulasj out.
The floor where the lire started was occu
pied bv the St. Louis Knveloi-e Company
and laetwren the tl-nies and tne water tile
stotk in attnost an entile loss. It was valued
ut about W.".'t. uuu was partly Insured.
Henry 11 UJs is president ai.d manager
ot ihe comiMii. lii. basement ana nist
1'iO.jr aro U'" tipi"l by ihe Comm. rclal Print
ing Con.pauv . vvoiii th- U S. Tavlor Piint
nig Cotiilsin ..copies the s.-eoiwand third
Poors M.r-ils is a.f the laltar Ilrm could nan
makt a il....- . -lim.ue ..f th- loss last nunt.
The st k ii-i;t.d of I-aper and punting
ntat.ri.iU ami u.a iiluei. ait of which aro
le-t.ull.irlt su-sceptlble tit damage bj water.
The Salvage Corps -overed cvervthlng. hut
the entire building was drenthed niih water.
It was Ik iievid tna! the luss would be com
The bull.lli-g was formerly occupied by Ihe
Western I nion Company and was. nearly
df-stroved by lire several ea ago. It is
owncti ! Mrs l.ojj-v Spankb r of Vlclotin
i;ritsi Columbia, and is In charge ot il M
Kltzga-rrll. Xo -i .North Klghth street. The,
present tan.mis had octup..sl the piace only
u few months.
Heller Hills Introduce,!.
Jn th- Houso of lelegala-s last night a
number of rtlitf bills vver- passssL Th-i
most Important wire. Appropriating J3.CDJ
to the six children of William Foley, a Un
man run over and killed by a tire engine;
$5.r"J to the relief of John Wynn. perma
nently Injuted in tlie N.Uerworks Depart
ment at the Chain or Hocks. S2,ty) to the
relief atf C.imllle Kuehner. whose. tVyenr-aild
jn. Oustave. was run over an! killed hy a
Fire Department wagon; OT.rj to the reltcC
ot ('. J. and D. F llhrcns. for lumber
furnished the House or Hefuge; Jl to the
reller of J. II Brown, withheld by tha
Building Commissioner on a contract for
the erection of a music stand and shelter
In Lafiivctte Park. JMi a to the relief of
Porter White, for repairs nt the City Hall.
W. L. fl:i.iipi Ii'dfiiM-iI rini.-r
Ilfiivy HiiiM. I'tiMUii'i-s li I!f
Hi-aril .MuiiiJ.iy I njtiiK
Frankfort. Ky . March IC-Federal Inter
vention will in- asked by W S Taylor lii
th- vrtit the Cou't of Appeals ileeldis ihat
he Is in, longer the flovernor of Kentii'-Sy.
This action was d. clda-d uin this nfier
noon at a conference In'ino-n Taylor nd
ix-Mavor O'orce D. Tivji of I.ouisvll'-.
John W. Verkcs of DicvIUe and itirMl
V. W Lindsay of Frankfort.
The exit, t plan of proclure was not mad.
iubllc. but it wli! be In the nature of . .-all
or. Co. I'pa-ld.-rt f-.r the Ir.i.n-ii i. -i ajf
lVderal trof.js o:t the ground that a stile
cf ra bullion exists.
The laeclslature not lalr.g In seasl.-.n. the
Ooverr.or may. In such an ever.'. ta.I for
the Intervention of the Federil jii ho-!!--,
t-s wus don- In Idaho during aije strike hist
ve.ir. ard If the Pr-sHent ehould r-..-nlze
Taylor as Covrnnr troo; ,.jld Lv
sent on Ta1or'a application, whether Tai
lor's ilnlni of rebellion should be Irue or
not. as this) would have to b .5ef...n-tra:e,
later. First of tail Taylor will end .i em
mlttee to Wnshtcptdn with an appeal to
the President as a feeler.
Taylcr ar.ttrlrntes that the Court of Ap
peals will hold that th- ac-ion of the Legis
lature was final Ther.-utxjn Oova-mor
IJeckham will ptocee.1 to dermnd the o:Mce.
Taylor, who has d--iare'l in advance thit
l.e will not recognize the Court of Appeals,
a-on:. riding that the .jies-i,,,, (s a F Ier.il
on... will thereuisiri alefend himself and pro-r.l-ilm
a state a.f rebellion a?a!nt his au
thority. If h's preent pi in Is carried out.
There Is, considerable doubt whether
Pra-sl.lent MrKInlay would r-vognlze Ta.v
lor as i lov. rr.-r. fan the uriit-r hand. 1: l
believed that Tajla.r would not have das
elded ut".n suth n lo-trse unbss he has
assurances that hi reqpa.t would be hon
ort.l. It Is admitted that he will have to
stretch a pa.lit to d-'lare a rebelliam. b-at
an attempt to oust him would be sulli. lent
ground. In his opinion, for such a declara
tion. John U Powers. Captain John Pavis.
William II. I'ulion and W. I Ilazllpp were
arraigned before County Judge Moore to
a'av for allaga-al compllrltv In the assassina
tion a,f William Uoebel. In the case af
Hazlipp a motion for b-ill was unni paed
and it was fixed at $Iu.w.", which was readi
In that three other cases tho prlimlnary
neanng Mr ball was s,t for next -MoitJaj.
The Commonweulth contended that It could
not have Its case prepare.1 by thai time,
but Judge Moore h-ld that that question
would have to be d.-Mtd w.'.cn Monday
came. The Commonwealth will oppose ball
for Powers umt Culton. It Is said, bur m.iv
grant ball to 1'avis. Ait agreein-nt was
mad- ,i whl'h Culton Is to ! ie-rnjittal
to vNil his wife te a day. she being
The ltepuLlltnns ure preparing to make
a strong def-tre of all the at. u-r.l men,
and will make a ca,mrr.on cause for all who
may be. accused In nni manner of i-onn'f-tion
with the tass.iasln:tliani. Kx-Uovernor
liraiwn has be. n r-tained with the at
torneys for th- drf-ne. A subs, rlptlon
fund Is being started to alefend the men
and 11. W. Knott. John II. Wu.-d. Ardr-w
''owarr. Morris II. lielkmip ur.d Donald M -
iKjimi.i or lajulsiiu- will have tharge of
th- fund. It Is hoped to raise at least as
mui-h as the amount nppioptt.tte.1 by the
lo-Klslaturr. as rewards for the gutltv. The
money will be useil Independent of the
money rals.d for the carrln.r on of the
It thus Leiumes apparent that the trials
will be bitterly fought, and that money will
! ntallahln In practically unlimited sums
l. toth sides, and the great danger Is In
lr.ip-oj.cr uses. The reward offer, d by the
la gislsture aati only be txptuded In the
fit nt of conviction, and no more than Cwo
Is to Is; paid for any one conviction.
.OIE.MILU A.VtWEU I'll.KII.
Louisville. Ky . March 16 The emended
answer of the Republicans In that Injunc
tions suit of th contending- Governors was
filed before Judge Field In the Cbmmcn
Plena division of the Louisville Circuit
Court to-dio. The answer is, rcmarkublu
lor Its brevity, teintr only 1.im words In
Tlie State Constitution Is attacked as be
ing In conflict with the Federal Constitution
In so far us tt gives power to the General
Assembly or the Contest boards to decide
the corneals. In question. This charge Is
ina.de In the hope that It may give ground
fur review by the L'nltrd States Supreme
The answer uvets that Taylor adjourned
the Legislature to lair.dfn upon the shooting
of Got'lfl because of threats to destrov the
Kxecutlve building; that somtj of the mem
bers of the Legislature Conta-st committees
were not qualllted to sit, having expressed
opinions; that testimony was heard orally
Instead of by d-po-dHim. that math of the
fstimonv was Improper, and that the
Legislature Is grven too much power In tho
question of cotittts. thus overriding the
Fcaltr.il Constitution. All other questions
are Ignored. Judge Field having already de-
tlded that th.- cannot be taken up In the
Th- Democrats will a: once We a de
murrer to the umended an.swer. and ut the
earliest opportunity It will be argued. Di
rectly upon Judge Field's decision un appeal
will be taken. If the Court of Appeals de
clales in favor of the lower court then the
Democrats will at once lake possession of
th. t.!tlta-s. but the ib-publlcans will refue)
to give up. and will hold out for a review
by thi Supreme Caiirt of the I'nlted Stat .
The lash, thtrefore. will come upon the
eletbdon of the Court of Appeals.
JI DCK HII.K HILI.M..
Lexington. K . March IS. The case of
Secretary of State Powers and Captain Da
vis were called to-day before. Police Judge
Rllf j-. Judge George Denny. Jr.. for the de-fer.s-.
asked Tor a rule a'alnst Chief of
police John McD. lloss to show nuv why
tho prisoners wero not In court to answer.
Judge It! ley held that ns he Issued ntlther
warrant nor inlttamusi In the ease, und as
the prisoners hud been In charg" of the
Sl.iiiff and not of the lollce. neither wus
the Chief re.sitonlb:e nor did his court hive
jurisdiction. He. therefore, ordered all rec
ords beforo him taken before tlt Grand
Jury fcr Investigation.
Hcfore the Grand Jury. Thomas II. Crom
well, who swore to thi atlldavits against
Powers and Davis, Police Chief and Cap
tain John aicD. Kos.s. and Jerry Keagan,
Detective Jenkins of the local force and two
soldiers who were on tho train when the
nrrests were made, were examined. Numer
ous other witnesses were sent for. Tho Grand
Jury determined thoroughly to Investigate
and may Issue summons for the prisoners
Si.'itr.. tu !! tii- !:."i'l Kfxiilt of
thi' Iiii-nii.si' f Thia't' Vm?
:i i;:illiiit in tii". I'ri
Washington. Mnnh K- At tu n.-
of th- Judiclarv- "'iii.iolt e .' to- !!
tit-day. Chairman Itay appomte-d "he s .o
lommittee of sa-va-n vhS- h vv.U tak- up the
consideration of tne subject ef tru-t-
Th- rnemle-r of the subeomnutn'e . rB
Messrs. It t, a,f N-w Ya.rk. Jenkins of tt .s
..nsin, Ovimrtsst of Indiana. LtttltfieM I
Maine. Ferry of Arkunsas. Iainh-.m of
Texas ar..l Klllott of South Carolua
Ieurei-:.tutv- cttzg. r.-ld a.f .Mi-. hn-
Mr'.t-. teeala. i' tr.i.iaas i a resolution, wh. a
vt..s r.rrasj to tl.e Judhlary Commute.
It jire.pos.es: to ellrett th. Attorne General
to instil ito pre-aeduii:s agalns' the,
Standard i e; Company under the Shtrman
Mr. Fitzgerald is i-d to take p. s a.
tlon by hi belief tnat tlie r-t-nt ini reaeI
dtvlttend of the Standard has been .i.o
ellrect result of an Inertase of S c-t.ts a.
gallon in the price of II.
Th- resolution follows:
"V.'hTcas, It appears as a matter of I ub
11c record that 'he Standard Oil C mrany
jsjld. In the City of New York, on March
1st 1.". the sum of J1T.0W.'vj". this amount
be'ng an extra, dividend. In addition to the,
regular quarterly dividend of SS.WC00. and
"Whereu. It Is u matter of public rtcord
hat this last dividend I K:Uv?i in excess
of th lst ejuarterly dividend paid by this
. orporatlcn; and
"Whereas. It is also a matter cf public
record that the price ct kt.ros.ene oil. t'-e
sole tr.'ans of lighting; used by th mlddi"
and ("jorer clas-fs of people, during thi
period of tlmo between the declaration of
the-e dividends, was Increased 3 cents per
gallon, constituting u tnx on every home in
the land; therefore, be It
"ll-solved. That. In the opinion of Con
sras. this action of tl.e Standard oil Com
pany Is in elirect violation of the provisions
if th- Sherman anti-trust law. and. there
fore, pualshable by fine and lmprisenmt.ni,
and th- Attornev- General Is hereby alt
rected. In accordanto with the provisions
of Ihat act. to direct the several District
Attorneys of the United States, In their re-s-peetlve
districts, to institute proper pro
ceedings) to bring th cltove-namcd violators
of taw to Justice."
MISSOURI M. E. CONFERENCE.
Hoard of Church Kxtensious' Work
KlrksvH!-. .Mo. March 1C The Missouri
Confererco opeueil tho third day of Its ses
sion with devotional services in chargo of
Doctor I. S. Ware.
Doctor V. A. Spencer of Philadelphia waj
Introduced and addressed the conference In
the Interests of the llourd of Church Ex
tensions He said that the growth of tho
M. K. Church In thirty-four years. In Sun
day school scholars, members and churches
has. teen an average of Ki) per cent west
eif the Mississippi, and lt per cent east e.f
It; that the Increase In church buildings
had. b-eii l.sAe per cent wtst and ItU per
cent eist. ar.d the- increase in missionary
contributions had been l.TtW per cent west
and Tej ir cent east of the river
W. A. Yetter and C tt". Coons were elect
ed to elders' orders and tt". I". Krnney and
N K 1C Nickel to the local deacon order.
J S Troxel. J. U. Hariter. I'rofcssor tt"
I'. Null. K.'gar Nash ard K. C". Gorman
wfr admitted on trial In th- conference
Hlder Hoea Northctit of the Christian
hurv!t and Hev trend Maggarl of the M.
Chart h. outh, were lntroiluce.1.
Thee election of delegates to the General
Conference, to be held at Chicago, beginning
May 2. V.H' rsulted In the choice of i:. It.
Lytle of Maryvlllt and Doctor J. J. IJenttey
of St. Joseph, on the first ballot, and Doc
tor J. O. Taylor of Chllllcothe on the fourth.
The laymen of th- conference. In session
to-daj". effected their organization bv the
election of J. K. Sw anger of Milan as
chairman and Ilcmtr Hall of Trenton as
tt". H. Prattler of T.vrklo and C. tt". Proc
tor of Klrksville were chosen as lay dele
gates to the General Conference and J. tt.
Pollocd of Carrollton as provisional dele
gate. In the afternoon. Mrs. Zt. S. Houston of
Ilurllngton. la., und Miss Alice Otto of
Hirosako, Japan, spoke and a,t night Rev
erend Doctor A. U. Leonard of New York
bpoke on missionaries.
Sensational Development Lead to
Accusation of Murder.
l"enn. III.. Marth IS. Harry Hubbard
was held In Ja.! bond to-day, charged
with tho murder of William Espy. It waa
at first thought that Espy committed sui
cide. Inve-itigntlon showed that ho had
beeti assassinated. Hubbard and Espy wcra
young men, and tho developments have
shaken the county to Its foundation. The
families are- prominent and Well known
throughout Southern Illinois.
Tho trial or Hubbard, which is set for
May. vvill bo a battle royal between em
inent leg.kl talent. Judge tt". FV Williams,
Judge C. J Layman. h "IL Youngblood
and Judge tt". F. Dillon have been retained
by the defense, whllo State Attorney
Flanlgan will be assste.l In the prosecu
tion by Judgo tt". 11. Hart. W. S. SpllUr
ACTRESS SUES FOR DAMAGES.
Savs Hor IIusbands Affections
IlKI'l I1I.IC SPLC1AU
llloomlngton. 111.. March 15. Mrs. Kathar
ine Hedlnger, through her attorney, to-day
brought suit In the Mclv:an County Circuit
ijourt here for J2a.X" damages ag.iJnst tt'Il
Ilarn It. Hedlnger and wire, of Normal, HI.,
alleging that they have alienated from her
the affections of her husband. John Bedtn
ser. Mrs. Hedlnger is an actress, known to tha
dramatic world as1 Katie Jones-Kel.l. She
Is a slste-r of Ida Aurora lones. the song
writer, recently of Latndon; also sister of
"llulfalo" Jones, the frontl-rsman and ex
plorer. Mrs. Ucdlnger was deserted by her
husband some months uso. The defendants
are wealthy and prominent citizens.
Coulter & Hoff Announce a Ten-I'er-Cent
ILoise April 1.
Greensburg. Pa.. March 16. The miner;
employed at the works of Coulter & Huff
In this locality will be given an advance
of 10 per cent on April 1. There will be
about 5.0 affected. The advance comes unsolicited.