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12 Monday, November 4, 1912
PUNS 10 Bill ALL PRESBYTERIANS
NIO ONE GREAT CHURCH
Moderator Matthews Declares That Much Progress Al
ready Has Been Made Toward Organic Unity; the
United Brethren Start Great Charity Work;
the Balkan Peoples Look to America For
a Modern Layfayette in Struggle.
Rev. Dr. Marke A. Matthews, of Se
attle, this year's moderator of the
Presbyterian general assembly, has
been saying to Presbyterian leaders In
th east, where he has been attending
to Ale care of all of the churches, that
the next thing to do In the direction
of unity is to bring the Presbyterians
together, all of them. In this union
he states that he does not mean sim
ply his churches north and south, or
even the small United and Reformed
Presbyterian bodies, but he does mean,
he says, the Congregationalists. the
Reform Church in America and the
Reformed church in the United States.
The moderator intimates that
further progress has already been
made in the direction of organic unity
than the public is aware. He would
allow, he says, each body to keep all
that it now has. That Is, he would
grain unity by addition not by subtrac
tion. What is being done in Canada
can be done here, he declares. In
Toronto, for example, even the An
glicas have just joined in a plan for
a. general theological school, combin
ing faculties and saving expenses.
Presbyterians in the United States will
3ad in unitv plans. The moderator
is telling his eastern friends that the
time is passed for talk. Real fellow
ship must now begin.
The utterances of moderator Mat
thews, especially those made about
waste of time by ministers, poor pul
pit work, lack of personal study, de
sire to boss everything, etc, have
caused no end of talk throughout not
only Presbyterian but all churches.
Prominent laymen by the thousands
have saved up the newspaper clip
pings of the moderator's declarations,
and ministers will hear further from
them in session and vestry meetings,
so these lay officials say. At a
luncheon tendered to Rev. Dr. Mat
thews, present moderator, by his pre
decessor. Rev, Dr. John F. Carson, of
Brooklyn, the Seattle pastor fired this
final shot to the Presbyterian min
isters: . ... . . ..
"When you preach. Uon't forget t
pot bullets In your gun."
GREAT TJNITBD BRBTHREX
""" CHARITY WORK STARTED
One of the smaller of America's re
ligious bodies attempts one of the
greatest charities ever entered upon.
United Brethren, with largest strength
in Ohio and Pennsylvania and number
ing in all about 300,800 members, have
purchased a former Shaker community,
with 4000 acres of land and half a
hundred buildings, located in War
Ten county. Ohio, about 86 miles due
south of Dayton. The price paid is
said to have been $326,000. Or rather,
agreed to be paid, for this not strong
body, with almost no money in sight,
has entered upon this great enter-
Soon after the close of the revolu
tionary war Shakers had part in a so
called religious revival that swept the
country of that time. They originated
in England, but in the form known
here they settled first near Albany,
and later spread into central New
To-k. The community in southwest
ern Ohio had its beginning near the
first of the last century, and grew
out in part of a religious revival that
had swept Kentucky and many other
parts of the Ohio valley. There was
built up on the land a vast community
of bouses, bams, halls and a church,
most of them built to endure for gen
erations. The Shakers dwindled in
numbers, as have many other com
munities, until for years the church
had been used as a storage house for
grain. Many acres of land remained
untitled. United Brethren will make
here a denominational headquarters
for tsharities. The buildings are to
be used for homes, for the aged min
isters, for orphans, and possibly some
will be ntiltzed for a time at least for
schools. It is estimated that $600,000
would hardly replace the buildings
available. Only a few Shakers
SENTENCE SERMONS IN
PULPITS OF EL PASO
"Am God freely forgives oar offence which are bigger than we can set
right, so ought we to forgive ear fellowman his offences against ns as often as
he needs forgiveness." Rev. E. H. Combs, of the St. Paul's Lutheran church.
Any man who thinks only to save himself makes the work of the world's
savior a mockery,"' Kev. Henry Easter, of the ChHrch of St. Clement.
"When the enemies of Jeans called In question hU credentials, oar Lord de
fended the gospel which he preached by saying: 'I seek not my own will, but
the will of the Father which hath sent me.' This should be our defence.'' Rev.
C. Wesley Wcbdcll, of the Trinity Methodist church.
If the chnrch embroils Itself "in every economic and political strife It will
come into contempt and be regarded as a mere factional organization Instead of
the great, bread, splritnal body that it was Intended to be." Rev. J. E. Abbott,
of the Westminster Presbyterian chnrch.
fhe command of onr Savior to ocenpy till I come makes It our duty to
attend to aH due affairs of his kingdom until he comes again." Rev. R. T.
Hanks, of the Houston SqHare Calvary chHrch.
"The splritnal life Is not a thing apart from the rest of life. Perhaps It Is
not a thing at all, Imt rather an attltadc towards things." Rev. Perry J. Rice,
ef the First Christian church.
"The Lord expects us to witness for hlra not only In El Paso, but through
out the state, the nation, to Japan, and to the nttermot parts of the earth.'
Rev. C L. Overstrect, of the First Presbyterian church. v
"Our religion sbeald net be like ar Sunday clothes, vthich vc put on
only for the day, bnt should be the ame out of God's house as It Is within."
Rev. Kenneth Brown, of the El Paso Presbyterian church.
"There Is a great Mes4ng In store for all of God's children who ar"e wlll
lr t labor for It. therefore we should not become weary In well doing, says
Panl. for In due season we shall reep
llcan, of the East El Paso Baptist chu
We ought to look on the bright sde of thngs and see that by the grace
of Ged the general tread Is towards go d. I believe Tennyson spoke the truth
when he wild that good weHld somehow be the final goal of III. Rev. J. F.
Williams, of the First Bnptlst church.
"Instead of going direct to Jesus h Imsclf we get our Idea of him through
Augustine and PaHl so nack the worn e for us." Rev. Miles Hanson of the
First Congregational chnrch.
"The fcHprcmc aatherlty ef the scripture and justification by faith through
grace were the guiding principles of Dr. Luther la his work of reforming the
church." Rev. P. G. Blrkrannn, of the Zien Lutheran church.
"The Kingdom ceaceptlon-To balance the extreme Individualism of our
constant personal appeal, we need also frequently to present the kingdom of
God In all functions of fullest state. Jlatthcw 2S, IS to 20." Rev. E. C. Mor
gan, ef the Highland Park Methodist chHrch.
"When the Lord said if any weald be great let him serve, he did not mean
great in reputation for the course of true aervlee often brings the reproach of
the world, bet wealth of experience, gre at heart capacltyand large returns of
happiness, are the rewards of lowly service." Her. A. E. Boyd, of the Highland
Park Raftju w-iiT,
main, hardly more than enough to
transfer the property, and for them
one building is reserved for a period
of ten years, at the end of which
time it is calculated none will be left.
Possession Is to be taken by the
United Brethren oij March 1, next
PNAMA CANAL TO HAVE
EFFECT OX CHINA i-YNIJ AMERICA
Bishop W. S. Lewis, of the Methodist
church south, just back from China,
declares the Panama canal is wholly
to change the relations long existing
between China and the United States.
He reports interior China to possess
rich gold fields. More valuable, but
less likely to create excitement is a
coal field of 30,000 square miles,
capable of producing coal sufficient to
last the world a thousand years. Few
Chinese today have either enough to
eat, or enough to keep them warm in
their not 'warm climate.
Transportation facilities have here
tofore interfered with American sup
plies of food and clothing going to
China, or of China's wealth, of which
she has much, coming here. The
Panama canal is to change all this.
Bishop Lewis believes. Supplying
400,000.000 people with things to eat
and to wear will be a profitable mat
ter. China now cultivates every inch
of soiL There lis no more there. Yet
China has undeveloped wealth which
we can use. The vision of profit
which bishop Lewis holds up is suf
ficient to arouse anybody.
Mehodism is doing Its part. Bishop
Lewis reports, to make in China a
Christian civilisation. He believes the
Protestant type, not divided as here,
but united, is to be the dominant one.
A reason why he thinks it will is the
emphasis now being laid upon educa
tion. The colleges that are under
Methodist control, those that are under
cotnrol of other American bodies, and
to which Americans are giving money.
are the forces that are educating and
charging. Never was so great oppor
tunity presented by any people to any
nation as tne jninese pnacui .
America, nd in the bishop's judgment
never did a great improvement like
the Panama canal open up at a more
LOOKING FOR LAFAYETTE
TO HELP THE BALKANS'
Emissaries arriving here from
Greece and Bulgaria, of whom three
have now come, ask for money to
equip hospitals, and also express won
der whether there be not in America
a young man of wealth and influence
who will go to the Balkans to help,
much as Gen. Lafayette came to
America during the war of the revo
lution. They intimate that the mocal
effect, rather than the military one.
would be quite as great in the Balkan
nations as was that of the coming of
Lafayette from France.
Already a few Christian men and
women in this country have responded
with money for hospital relief. Greece
has secured the largest sums, but a
little money has gone to Bulgaria.
The reason for Amfsrlcan assistance,
say the givers, is greater than it
otherwise might be since British sym
pathy with Turkey is so strong as to
preclude possibly, any considerable co
operation from that quarter. Usually
Americans and Englishmen operate to
gether in such a cause. Small con
tributions are going through the mis
sion boards, strictly for relief and not
for war purposes. ....,,
It is now said that immediately fol
lowing the general election action will
be taken by the churches toward af
fording relief to Balkan Christians
especially in their hospital work. It is
known that the question of launching
such movement is being canvassed. It
is argued that money will be needed
for some years, to care for orphans,
to rebuild destroyed churches, and to
help a new educational policy that
must be put in. A strong appeal, to
tvo T-eliml on not a little. Is relief for
the same Macedonia which Christians
If wc faint net." Rev. Edward L.
of the early church were asked to
come over and help. Keen interest is
felt by Christians generally in the
nossible downfall of Constantinople
I and the return of St. Sophia to Chris- )
THINKS TURKISH TROOR6
HAVE SURPRISE IX STORE
Rev. Dr. George E. Herrick was for
more than 50 years a, missionary in
Turkey under the American board, sup
ported by Congregationalists in this
country. He is just now in New York,
at work upon a revision of the New
Testament in Turkish. After the long
residence in Turkey he evinces some
sympathy for the Turkish prospects,
but speaks from an intimate knowl
edge of affairs. He says in effect:
The able military leader and
strongest man of Turkey of, today is
Shevet Pasha, but for some strange
reason he has not been heard of in
the newspaper despatches. What may
be the reason he is at a loss to know.
A difficulty with Turkey at the mo
ment is that all of her leaders are
men of advanced years, and most of
them have been compelled to return
from retirement to cope with present
conditions. Kiemil Mukfitar and
Chazi Mukhtar, who are brothers, he
regards as very able men, but says
they are very old.
He admits being amazed at the
showing made so far in the war with
the allies by the Turkish soldiers. He
recounts that they have always been
fighters of renown, and that they
have lately been trained by German
officers. He thinks the showing, un
less improved, will cause inquiry to
be made concerning Germany's train
ing, possibly not creditable to Dutch
pride. He thinks ,it possible the
Turks are laying low near Tohorbi,
which is about 30 miles from Con
stantinople, and may there engage the
Bulgarians in a greater conflict than
the world has yet seen, and a bloodier
While the fate of Constantinople
seems to hang in the balance he does
not believe, he says, that Bulgarians
can hold the city. There are 200,000
Greek residents of the Turkish capital
city, and only about 10,000 Buigars.
The Greeks would take a hand, he
thinks. He is quite certain the Euro
pean will not stand by and see the
Balkan states take Constantinople and
keep it. Russia has wanted the city
for centuries, and might move its
capital from St. Petersburg to the
Bosphorous bank. The czar will surely
take a hand, and if he does Austria
will take one, too. He fears the end
id a long way off.
Speaking of cruelties, he says it is
notorious that the Bulgarians, and to
some extent the Greeks, kill the Ar
menians and others of Macedonia. The
turmoils are incessant, and both sides
are to blame, not the Turks alone. He
thinks Americans may well go slow in
bestowing sympathy upon allies mere
ly because classed as Christians. One
side has fomented quite as much
trouble as the other. All of his cal
culations have gone awry by events
'T Fill MOTE
SAVS IEM J. IKE
Modem Issues Are Coni-
joared With Those in
the Time of Moses.
"A Solemn Ac"t of Citizenship
the subject of Rer. Perry J. Rice, pastor
ot the irst Christian church, Sunday
evening. It was a. sermon intended to
impress upon voters the solemn sis-.
niticance of voting. Reading from Ro
mans xm: 3-i. wnere the duties of
citizenship are employed. Mr. Rice
reterred in the beginning to the com
ment of The Heram a few nights ago
on the experience of one of the candi
dates for president to the effect tnat
the American people take their politics
Tins,"' said Mr. Rice, "is due, so
far as it is true, to intellectual inertia,
a moral indifference or selfishness or
to all of them combined It is tie curse
"On next Tuesday some 15,000,000 or
18.000.000 Of voters will av aown their
work and go to tne polls to cast tneir
Daiiots it is an impressive fact to re
flect upon, for thus eacfn one of them.
contributes his mite toward determin
ing the policy or policies tnat snail
maintain in tne immediate future, it Is,
indeed, a solemn act ot citizenship
which no qualified voter has any moral
right to disregard or slink. But it snould
be done intelligently and wim a sense
of the importance which attaciies to it.
"X want, however to give a little time
to a discussion of the issues involved.
Of course I do not intend to do this in
any partisan way nor witn any party
bias. That would be cheap and Deneatn
the dignity of the occasion. Rather let
us see wnat is their character what
underlies them, borne will say the ls
auis are secular, they are economic.
They have reference to tne tarnf, to
trusts, to questions of capital and la-Jj
bor, to tne conservation ot our national
resources, l am not disposed to deny
their economic significance, but 1 in
sist that at heart tnty are moral ques
tions, xes. religious questions, xney
are questions of justice and social
righteousness, an are not these re
ligious questions? If Uiey are not,
I hae read my Bible amiss.
"1 wish I could take you on an ex
cursion through the scriptures taught
to show you how amply am justiued
in this statement.
"What were the Patriarchs abo-t?
What do the scriptures record concern
ing them and the struggle they were
making to secure economic justice and
sacred righteousness? W hat was Mo
ses about when he led the children of
Israel out from Egyptian bondage, but
this very thing ol securing economic
justice and social righteousness.' Mo
ses was the first great industrial, de
liverer in history. He led the i-.-st
strike. What was he about when he
gave that fundamental law known as
the ten commandments? Read again
the record of the, kings and see what
the people were struggling for in those
days. The result ot Juroboam was a re
volt against unjust and oppressive tax
ation. All the prophets trom Elijah and
Elisha to the last one had social jus
tice as the burden of their theme.
The issues involved in the campaign
about to close are in a peculiar way
issues involving justice and economic
righteousness. There have grown up in
our midst mighty engines of injustice.
There has been some fearful stealing
going on until the wealth of the nation
13 held in the grasp ot too few people.
Labor has been oppi eased and men have
been compelled to work in hazardous
and unwholesome places. Children have
been employed to , their physical nd
moral hurt. Evils, such as the saloon
and gambling have been allowed to
thrive. The courts have rendered unjust
decisions, and aosses have controled
parties and legislatures.
"But some new leaders hae arisen,
and they are voicing the people's de
mands. All the parties know it and
are seeking to answer. God is interest
ed as of old in these issues.
"He hath sounded forth his trumpet
which shall never call retreat.
He is sifting out the souls of men be
fore his judgment seat.
Be swift, my soul to answer; be jubilant
For God is marching on.
Tuesday permits an opportunity for
every man to register his convictions.
an opportunity which none of us can
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EL PASO HERALD
CARDINAL GIBBONS IN SEBW1QN ON
SUPINE CIMyiyOES NOT VOTE
Distinguished Churchman Declares if History Ever Re
cords the Decline of the American Republic, It
Will Be Because of Lethargy and Political
Apostacy of the Nation's Own Sons. ;'
Baltimore, Md., Nov. i. Cardinal
Gibbons, in the cathedral nere on Sun
day delivered an election eve sermon
designed to awaken "the supine citi
zen who never takes an interest in
the political welfare of his country."
He declared that if the future his
torian is called upon to record the de
cline and fall of the American republic
he will ascribe as the cause "the in
difference, lethargy and political apos
tasy of her own sons."
The sermon was non-partisan as to
the personal preferences of the cor
dinal toward the three conspicuous can
didates for president. He asserted his
intolerance toward pessimistic proph
ets, who each campaign predict the end
of 'the government unless their favor
ite candidate is elected and by a dis
cussion of our form of government
sought to show that the results of our
election cannot seriously affect the en
durance of the republic.
-It Is the habit of pessimistic nroph-
Lets to predict that our government will
soon come to an ena, ana tnat. it is al
ready in the throes of dissolution, and
the disaster is sure to occur if their
favorite candidate is defeated. These
prophecies are usually more frequent
on the eve of a presidential election. I
have been listening to these dire prog
nostications for over half a century.
"But in every instance the American
people wake up on the morning after
election to find that they were dis
quieted by false alarms, and that the
government is transacting its business
in the same quiet and orderly manner as
"Our system of government is very
complex. It may be compared to a co
lossal engine containing innumerable
wheels within wheels. 7ach wheel
works in its own orbit, like the plane
tary system. If the great federal wheel
gets out of order, the smaller wheels
are not much deranged, but keep on
moving till the big machine is repaired.
'W' eare all familiar with the memor
able Titanic disaster, which resulted in
the loss of so many precious lives, as
well as the peerless vessel itself. Had
all the compartments of that steamship
been watertight, the los of life would
have been avoided.
"Now our government is often called
a ship of state. - This great ship of
state is divided into 4S minor stales.
Eeach of these states may be said to be
waterproof, in the sense that the en
gulfing of one would not involve the
sinking of the other. California, for
example, might be overwhelmed by the
waters of a political revolution without
disturbing the neighboring states of
Washington. Nevada and Arizona.
"If our states were mere provinces
or territories, without autonomy and
sovereignty, like other republics less
favored than ours, we would enjoy less
stability and less hope of enduring free
dom than we now possess.
"The safety and permanence, there
fore, of our republic largely depend
on the autonomy of the several states,
without the danger of absorption by the
general government. Should -our gov
ernment and legislators ever become
the subservient creatures of the federal
government they would be mere pup
pets, subject to the will of the chief
executive. They would cease to be
waterproof and would share the fate
o fthe Titanic.
Two XatlonnI Crises.
"Two momentous crises occurred in
my own day which were well calculat
ed to test the citality and strength of
the republic The first was the war
between the states, when the nation
was cut in twain, when fratricidal blood
was shed over the land and a tre
mendous conflict was carried on for
four years. This calamity has happily
ended, and the dismembered states are
now more firmly united tha' never be
fore, because slavery, which .was the
bone of contention, has peen removed
once and forever.
"The second crisis occurred in - the
residential contest in 1876 between
Tilden, and Hayes. Mr. Tilden was
robbed of the fruit of the victory which,
I believe, he honestly won, and by ques
tionable devices Mr. Hayes- was de
clared the successful candidate.
"A nation that could survive these
terrible strains must be possessed of
extraordinary vitality and resources,
and leads up to hope that in any future
emergency the leaders and statesmen
of the republic will rise to (he occa
sion and bring order out of chaos.
'Richteousness,' says the Book of
Proverbs, 'exalteth a nation, but sin is
a reproach to the people.' If our re
public is to be perpetuated, if it is to
be handed down unimpaired to future
generations, t must rest on the eternal
principles o' justice, truth and right
eousness; and downright honesty in our
dealings with other nations; it must be
sustained by ti.e devout recognition of
an overruling Power, who governs all
things by His wisdom, whose" superin
tending Providence watches over, the
affairs of nations as well -as, of men.
without whom not even a bird can fall
to the ground.
Recognition of a Higher Power.
"One of the leaders or tlje conven
tion that assembled in Philadelphia to
frame the constitution of the United
States made the following sage remark
to his colleagues: 'We have spent many
days and weeks in our deliberations,
and we have accomplished little or
nothing1. We have been gropillg in the
dark because we have not sought light
from the Father of Lights to illumine
our understanding. I have lived for
mand years and the older I grow the
more I am convinced that Supreme
Power Interposes in the affairs of man
kind. For if a sparrow cannot fall to
the ground without His knowledge, how
can an empire rise without His cooper
ation. And we also know from the
Sacred Volume that 'unless the Lord
build the house, he laboreth in vain
"It is true, indeed, that we have no
official union of the church of state in
this country. But we are not to Infer
from this fact that there is any an
tagonism between the civil and relig
ious authorities, nor does it imply any
Indifference to religious princples. Far
from it. Church and state move in
parallel lines. The state throws over
the church the mantle of its protection,
without interfering with the Gtjd-given
rights of conscience; and the church on
her part renders valuable aid to the
state in upholding the civil laws by
religious and moral sanctions.
"No man should be a drone in the
social beesive. No man should be an
indifferent spectator of the political
and economical questions which con
front him. Indifference and apathy in
clvie and political life are as hurtful
to the state as indifference in religion
is hurtful to the Christian common
wealth. Our Lord says to the bishop
of Loodicea: 'I would that thou wert
hot or cold; but beeause thou art luke
warm, and art neither cold nor hot, I
will begin to vimit thee out of my
Supine Citizen a Danger.
"A sincere man who in, attacking
Christian faith honestly believes that
he is right, is less blameworthy that,
the torpid, lukewarm Christian who
never takes an interest in the religion
of Christ In like manner, a citizen,
who earnestly espouses a faulty politi
cal principle, is less dangerous to the
state than the supine citizen who never
mi -It refreshes your mouth brightens your f
P BUY IT BY THE BJJ'"-
SOUTHERN METHODIST CHURCH
HERE MS HUD RAPID EHOWTH
Forty-one Percent of the Increase in the El Paso District
Is in.El Paso Five Resident Ministers of the Church
Are Located Here Baptists of the State
Will Convene at Fort Worth.
The Southern Methodist church of El
Paso has shown remarkable growth and
development during the past year.
While the entire New Mexico confer
ence shows a net gain of 10 percent in
membership, 25 percent of that gain was
in El Paso. Forty-one percent of the
increase in the 1 Paso district was in
At the last session of the annual con
ference, held in Las Cruces, Oct. 9-15,
two new organizations were established
in the city, one in East El Paso, north
of the G. H. & S. A. tracks (Alta Vista),
and one in East LI Paso, south of the
tracks. Two new men were put in this
field. This makes five resident min
isters in the regular work that the
church now has, not counting the mis-
sionaries to the Mexican population.
About S10.000 will be paid to these
ministers during the year in salaries.
Not only has the church enterprised
these new works for the coming year,
but those already established. Trinity
and Highland Park, are planning larger
things on account of the almost un
paralleled growth. The Highland Park
church has voted to increase its pas
tor's salary $UU0 over last ear, taus
putting it among the leading secondary
appointments of the conference.
Trinity, under the leadership of Dr.
C. W. Webdell, added over 3U0 to its
re 11. and as a token of the esteem in
w!ich he his held by his people and as
a recognition of his labors and the re
sults accomplished, his official boad
increased his salary $500 more than last'
With the added efficiency of two new
laborers the church expects to do a
great year's work.
The Woman's Missionary society of
the Trinity Methodist church will meet
at 3:30 oclock. Mrs. J. Mack Crawford
will conduct the devotional exercises.
The board of stewards of the church
will meet Tuesday night at 8 oclock
when the first quarterly conterencc will
be celebrated. J. Allen Ray will preside.
There were four additions to the church,
and Sunday morning it was stated the
church celebrated the largest com
munion service in its history.
Baptlots to Meet at Fort Worth.
For the purpose of attending the ses
sion of the Baptist convention which
convenes at Fort Worth, Tex., next
Thursday, several of the local ministers,
and other representatives, of that de
nomination will leave Monday and Tues
day en route to that city.
The convention will include every
Baptist church in the state, and it is es
timated that over 2000 will be in attend
ance. The session will last from Thurs
day until Monday night, when after the
eleetlon of officers for the ensuing
year, adjournment will be taken.
A reiew of the missionary work that
that has been accomplished during the
past year in all parts of the state will
be one of the features of the conven
tion. Plans for enlarging, and starting
new work for the coming year will be
discussed and adopted.
Those who will attend from here are
Rev. Edward L. Millican. of the East El
Paso Baptist church; Rev. R. T. Hanks,
of the Houston Square-Calvary Baptist
church; Rev. J. F. Williams, of the First
Baptist church, and Miss Lizzie HalL
W, M. Courtney will attend the session
ns a representative from the Highland
Park Baptist church, while the pastor.
Rev. A. K. Boyd, will be in attendance
at the New Mexico Baptist convention,
takes an interest in the political wel
fare ot-his country.
"It is my profound conviction that if
ever the republic is doomed to decay, if
the future historian shall ever record
the decline and fall of the American
republic, its downfall will be due. not
to a hostile invasion, but to the indef
ference, lethargy and political apostasy
of her own sons."
which convenes at Alamogordo, N. 31,
on the same Thursday.
Men's ClHb Elects Officers.
With the reorganization of the Men'4
club of the First Presbyterian church,
plans for enlargement and future meet
ings are being planned. The officerj
of the club are: President, T. J. Jones;
vice president, W. V. Long; secretary,
E F. Anderson; treasurer, J. S. Wright,
Three committees appointed were: Ke-.
ception. E. A. Shelton, chairman; menu
bership, G- A. Graham, chairman, enter
taJnment, James A. Dix, chairman. Ty
night the executive committee of thai
club will hold a meeting at the chnrch,
Tuesday afternoon at 3 oclock th
Woman's Aid society will hold a session
The committees which were appointed
sume inne aso wm oner tneir reporu
J on the proposition of dividing the cits
J into six divisions for- the purpose of
sciiius Deuer aoqnaintea with the dut
It-rent members of the church. Monthlj
meeting will be held by that societv
At i :30 oclock Wednesday night a gen.
eral topic, including, immigration, sta
tistics on growth of population and re
ligious forces of the country will bi
discussed. The program will be in im
with the home mission work which wil
be conducted by all the churces of '
city during the latter part of November
A session of the church and trustees hai
been postponed until Tuesday of neV
Woman's Aid to Meet.
The Woman's Aid society of the Hous
ton Square-Calvary Baptis chnrch wil!
meet at that church Tuesday afternool
at 3 oclock. Mrs. J. Whitney Webb wiL
conduct the devotional exercises. - ol.
lowing the business session the mem.
bers will be entertained by Mesdame:
Hanks and Hicks. The regular Wednes.
day prayer meeting of that church urii
give place to the lecture on Philathcj
The Woman's Aid society of the Mrs:
Congregational church will hold i
meeting at 3 oclock Thursday after
Tuesday afternoon the Woman's i:ia
sionary society of the First Christiai
church will meet with Mrs. R. B. to
man. 1923 Arizona street. Tuesday nigh
the officials of that church will meet ai
the same place with Dr. R. B. Homaq
A general social of the chnrch and
Sunday school of the ast El Past
Presbyterian church will be given a.
that church Friday night. The Woman i
Missionary society will meet a'.
2 oclock Thursday afternoon. There wil'
be a session of the woman's prayer an
Bible classes held at that church Wed.
nesday afternoon at 2 oclock. It will b
conducted by the pastor. Rev. Kennetl
Send Bex to Orphans.
The Woman's society of the WeStmin
ter Presbyterian chnrch is fixing up t
Jox of clothing and supplies for th
Orphan home at Files Valley. Tex. TlM
box will be sent from here in time t
arrive at Files Valley for Thanksgiv:
ing. Contributions will be received a:
the home of Mrs. S. F. King. 90S NorM
Florence street. The Woman's Aid so
ciety will hold a meeting Tuesday after.
noon at 3 oclock. The monthly businest
meeting of the Christian Endeavor so
ciety will be held Thursday night a-'
7:30 oclock at the residence of Mrs S
H. Rogers 304 East Rio Grande street
Rev. J. E. Abbott, pastor of the chnrch:
announced at the Sunday morning
service that the special roll call serrict
would be celebrated Sunday mornlog;
Nov. 24. At this time the pastor -113
read the names of the members of the
congregation and they are expected to
answer "present." Those who are an
able to attend the service are expected .
to send greetings. These also will bt
read to the congregation.
Meetings at St. Clement.
Tuesday afternoon the Woman!
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