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PRICE- FIVE CENTS.
SAN. ; . FRANCISCO, SATURDAY,' JULY ; 20, 1901.
VOLUME XC— NO. 50.
REPRESENTATIVE BUSINESS MEN OF SAN FRANCISCO LISTEN
TO CHRISTIAN COUNSEL EARNESTLY VOICED BY A LEAGUER
AT NOON EXERCISES IN COURTYARD OF THE PALACE HOTEL
Resignation o f Strong Accepted.
WASHINGTON, July 19.— It was official
ly announced at the War Department to
day that the President had accepted the
resignation of Captain Putnam ' Bradlee
Strong, quartermaster. United States
army, to take effect July 15.
J~)EL1ABLE information was] secured ';late^lasi]nigJit to the \effect that 'Detroit can '.-'have! the I
JiX^nexti convention if the represeiitatives \ of that- "city \ nozu here. desire it. It is understood* that .
a majority ' of the board of -control is against -Minneapolis, which \kas .. been ¦ the only city to '
make a decisive} struggle to r seciire : the c
the ': present r bui unll be referred to.^
trmtjyip that city will accept' the pro ffere'd; honor. 4 '• ' ' . . : : " ;' ' ' • . "•
DETROIT WILL PROBABLY BE MEETING PLACE
OF NEXT INTERNATIONAL EPWORTH CONVENTION
Leaguers ehall practice- tithing and teach
It wherever they go. -
• Achieved',* was the" thenie of
Rev. J. W. Saunby.B. A... of : Medicine^
Hat. Northwest Territory. He told of the
Epworth Leaguers in his territory giving
$25,000 annually and having thirty mem
bers in the foreign field. He also spoke
of the benefit of the missionary libraries
In the societies. Three thousand sets of
these have already been sold. Several
districts, he eald, are raising the whole
Work Before Us.
Messrs. Kerby and Turk, who have be
come very popular with the audiences,
sang "Redeemed by Love," after which
Rev. "W. W. Cooper of Kenosha. Wis.,
spoke upon "The "Work Before Us." He
spoke in part as follows:
We should aspire to become the greatest mis
sionary church in the world. We should lead
the missionary enterprise rather than remain
near the bottom of the list. We are giving
only 50 cents per capita per year to send the
gospel to two-thirds of the world who have
not, as yet, heard of the Savior, while the lit
tle Moravian church is giving over $2 per
Our hands are red 'with crime which was
perpetrated early in the history of the League,
and we are accessory to the crime so long as
we remain silent and do not rise up and wash
the stains from the pases of our history. It
is a crime before God that we have tied the
hands of our millions of young-j people an'J
say they cannot take a collection for other
than League purposes.
We need to dignify the most Important work
the church has to do by creating- a missionary
Personal Work for Christ.
Rew R. S. Cantine, D. D., of Los An
geles, • spoke on "Personal Work for
Christ." He said in part:
Gladstone's greatest work was not In Par
liament, but that for lost souls. The time for
this work is youth. Who ever saw a John
Wesley beginning: work when his hair was
Edward D. Soper, a young layman of
Harrisburg, Pa., was the last speaker of
the afternoon. His theme was "Young
Laymen as Soul "Winners." He said in
Bout-winning is absolutely necessary, on the
part of laymen for their own success. A lay
man's life muat be an active life or there Is
no life at alL Give him a Sunday school class,
make him a leader of meetings and keep him
busy until he Is fitted to personally direct
eouls to the Savior.
The preacher cannot do all the work alone.
The young people are afraid of preachers. The
ones that can reach the young: people, and
the only ones that can, are the y-jung people
.The session closed with the singing of
"Abide With Me," and a benediction by
Dr. Case of this city.
Free Car Rides Are Refused.
E. C. Gilbert, ex-general, secretary of
the California Christian Endeavor Union,
yesterday made a personal visit to the of
ficers of the San Francisco and San Mateo
Electric Railway and . the Market-street
system in behalf of the Epworth League
committee on transportation. The San
Mateo line issued permits for all white
cap ladies to ride free this week. He could
secure no favors|from Manager Vinlng of
the Market-street Railway Company, j
Large Party From Southern California Un
expectedly Reaches * the City to Take
Part in the Convention's Final Meetings
educated. Common Westy ought to be in the
SUs land an embezzfer la punished. Epworth
church of God. Xt\ we don't pay the Lord
fal» tithe we are emheazUn*. In the courts of
the afternoon session at the Mechanics'
Pavilion. O. M. Vesper opened the song
service. The ParE'slsters rendered "The
Palms,", and in response to an encore
played "The "World's Peace."
Rev. E. E. Scott of Vancouver. B. C,
presided and Rev. John Foster of New
Orleans offered the opening prayer. The
theme for Jthe session was "Forward
Movements in the Church."
Rev. S. R. Hay of Houston, Tex., is not
attending the, convention, and his place
upon the programme was taken by Rev.
Alonzo Monk \ of Knoxvllle, Tenn. Dr.
Monk's eubject'was "Systematic Benevo-
Ibnce." He £ai<i in part:
I don't want apjj man leading in prayer in
my church who giws less than a. tenth of hla
Income, provided tW ne has been properly
Fully 7000 Epworth Leaguers attended
Important Themes Eloquently
Treated at the Pavilion in
CONTRARY to the expectations of
the reception committee, a large
delegation of __ Epworth ¦ Leaguers
arrived in the city from the south
yesterday. The party numbered
200 and was made up of workers
from Ban Luis Oblspo and Intermediate
points. The leaguers came by boat and
were met at the pier # by the ferry recep
Word has been received that more than
one hundred leaguers who have been de
tained in the southern part of the State
on side trips Trill arrive to-day and take
part In the closing exercises of the con
vention. Arrangements have been made
by the committees for their reception and
necessary accommodations have been se
cured for them.
It was a busy day with the leaguers.
The day began 'with early morning prayer
meetings at several of the leading Metho
dist churches. At 9 o'clock there were
sessions of the convention at the Pavilion
and the Alhambra Theater. There were
rousing meetings at both these places, as
well as In Metropolitan Temple, in the
afternoon and evening. The interest
manifested In ell the sessions was most
At the noon hour there was a well at
tended meeting 1 of business men at the
Palace Hotel. Many representative mer
chants were In attendance and took
active part In the exercises.
A special missionary conference meeting
has been called for to-day in the rest
room of the art gallery in the Pavilion
by E. T. Colton, chairman of the com
mittee having mission work In charge.
Addresses vrill be delivered by Bishop.
Joyce, Dr. Berry and Dr. Bashford. Dele
gates from every district and chapter are
expected to be present.
The meeting of the board of control at
the Palace Hotel this afternoon is looked
forward to with Interest by the Minnesota
delegates, who are -urging that their State
b« honored with its selection as the meet
ing place for the Epworth convention of
1903. The chances are excellent that their
claims for recognition will be recognized
by the board. Thus far no decided contest
for the honor has developed.
FROM DAY TO DAY
Continued on Page -.Thxea.
DH. B. L. PAINE OF LINCOLN, NEBR?, ADDRESSING THE GATHERING' OF BUSINESS MEN AT NOON YES
TERDAY IN THE COURTYARD OF THE.PAUACE^HOTEL.; THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE OF MEN PROMI
, NENT IN THE WORK OF THE CONVENTION. .'.*¦_ . -. . ...
TO BUSINESS MEN
Dr. B. L. Paine of Nebraska Speaks Words
¦of Wisdom to Many Leading Merchants
Who Gather in Response to Invitation
IN the courtyard of the Palace yester
>day at noon some fifty business men
; resentatlve men '-of their class,' gatri- *
ered In response to the call .-of the
Epworth convention to take part in
religious services to be conducted by Dr.
B. L. Paine of Lincoln, Neb. Considerable
wealth was represented at the meeting,
and all listened with earnestness to the j
words that were spoken calling upon them
to attend to their spiritual as well as ma
terial wants in this busy, materialistic
age. .-.'.'/ ,
The singing of the league hymn, "When
the Roll Is Called," marked the opening
of the meeting. This finished, Dr. Paine
requested all present to join with him in
singing the national anthem. The
chants complied with ready' energy and
,when the grand -notes rose upon the' still ..,
air the balconies above were- soon i filled ' t
with hotel guests, who' occupied their .
points of vantage in deep silence through- ,
out the exercises. \ . . - >. ¦ ,
A chorus of fully 100 leaguers then sang '
"The Child of Sorrow," after which Dr."
Paine addressed the gathering. - His meth- ]
od was plain, \omelike and most con- ,
vlnclng. He said: - , .- _-.. ! 1
I come from the plains of Nebraska. T. too,
am a business man.' and I want to say that
.never before have I, been received .with such
"kindness as In San Francisco. I 'Wish to see
the business men here. I. know it Is difficult
for them to leave the mart of commerce and
finance during working hours, but at this hour
of the day. the hour of general relaxation from
care and work, men may possibly come to
Religion and business can go hand In hand.
It often does, and business men are often truly
religious men. When- a business man Is a
churchman and is a deacon or a Sunday school
teacher he Is more marked than his associates,
and that is why there Is made so much talk
when a business man who Is zealous In church
work goes astray. But how small the percent
age of such cases.
Love is the foundation of all religion, and
with love many things can be done.
The speaker urged his hearers to pause
In their struggle for wealth and commer
cial supremacy and give heed to the wel
fare of their souls. At the close of his
remarks the leaguers sang again and the
audience was dismissed with - a benedic
- Another meeting will be held at the same
place at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.' Sev
eral addresses by' well-known league mem*
bers will be delivered.
Journals ana of magazines, the grade of which
was never so high as now, there is, neither
time nor occasion to speak. The topic restricts
us to the relations of the church and the news*
Headers of the Daily Press.
Every reader Is better or worse In knowl
edge, morals and religion than be would be
without the dally press. Most dally papers are
allied with one political party and those who
take but one rely on it for facts concerning
measures, leaders and candidates. Independent
papers, when not personal organs; usually agree
with one particular party with much regu
larity. In free countries literature, science,
manufacture, commerce, agriculture, art and
politics are Inseparably united. Hence the
power for good or evil of the newspaper over
the man who read3 It or admits It to his home
Is incalculable. '
A newspaper In general consists of editorials,
edited departments, contributions, advertise
ments and that heterogeneous combination of
facts, rumors, guesses and predictions classi
fied under the head of news.
Newspapers ' may be roughly divided Into
strata. The lowest stratum prefers or is will
ing to serve moral carrion to the people rather
than to purvey to them things pure and sweet.
Every large city and many populous towns
have one 'or more practically the organs of the
classes who maintain themselves by some kind
of J villainy, such as the saloon . Interest, the
gambling interest, the prize-fighting- Interest
and the keepers of places where women descend
to the- level of the most degraded man. who la
sure there to find his mate, and the forms of
political or police protection which are hand
and glove with 'one or all of these abomina
tions. Such papers revel in divorces, domestic
scandals, elaborate details of suicides, murders,
fights.' trials ." and executions, .' and delight in
tearing to pieces the reputation of , families
previously respected and in fringing to public
not lew all the ancestors 'and collateral relatives
PRESS IS VYING WITH
COLLEGES AS AN EDUCATOR
Dr. James M. Buckley, a Religious Editor^
Delivers an Interesting Address..
At the morning: meeting of the dele
gates to the Epworth League Convention
in Mechanics' Pavilion the chief address
was made by Dr. James . M. Buckley, the
editor of the* New Tork Christian Advo
cate. The topic he- chose was "Ths :
Church and the Newspaper." j He handled
the subject in lively manner, saying In
part: - : ¦ . , .
Long ago it was said that the world Is gov
erned by three boxes— the cartridge box. tha
ballot box and the band box— force, votes. '
women. But now a fov.rth must be added—
the mall box, loaded by the countless products
of the printing press.
To-day the newspaper competes with semi
naries, colleges and universities as an edu- '
cator; with courts as a detector, exposer and
punisher of crime: with fashion as a regulator
of manners and with the church as a modifier'
of morals. Through its advertisements and re
ports of transactions and markets, from . tha
price* of garden truck to the plans and achieve
ments of the cosmopolitan financiers of the
exchanges and bourses, it is the chief reliance
of commerce. It can also nullify the acts of
legislatures and j the decisions ¦ of ! courts .. by
creating a sentiment -inimical to their "enforce
ment, and it even assumes to elect presidents,
to dethrone kings.' to ' declare war and* to ! criti
cize and direct the movements of armies and
The editorial "we" is annex of unknown
value' in an equation never worked out- The
phrase "in these columns" is in popular effect
a kind of equivalent of "by virtue, of my au->
thorlty as king." The fact that' editorials are
unsigned ' divests their authors ef fear and tha
combination of Its representatives In arguing,
and clamoring for the liberty of the press often:
protects them from -the' operation' of the law.
of libel. What no individual could say without
danger of his liberty or his life the press con-.
stantly says ' of governments, dignitaries, j In
stltutions, society and citizens; benca ' nothing ¦
is so much flattered and feared as the press. '
Of trade, professional, literary and scientific
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.