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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 2G.
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Abiding? In the Darkness
Perilous Position of Those Who Will Not
Accept the Christ
Sermon by the "Highway
Chicago, Sunday, March 27, 1904.
Text: "The people that sat in darkness
Eaw a great light, and to them that sat in
the region and shadow of death, to them
did light spring up." Matt. 4:16.
"And this is the Judgment, that the light
13 come into the world, and men loved the
darkness rather than the light; for their
works were evil. For every one that doeth
evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the
light, lest his works should! be reproved."
5S5J WICE has God sent
lignt into me
world. Once in
when He swung
the great sun into
its place In the
heavens, and again
when He sent that
greater light, the
Son of Righteous
ness, into thedark
ness of the world's
sin. Some one has
said that "the first,
w on d e r f u 1 and
beautiful as it is, is but a faint type of
the true and glorious Light of Life.
To every man that second Light is as
free as the first, and if he will accept
it the darkness is forever past. More
God cannot do. The Sun of Righteous
ness is shining even more brightly
than the orb of day, but, if men will
shut themselves up in the darkness of
sin, as in a subterranean vault, they
alone are to blame that His glorious
rays do not penetrate its blackness."
And as the man who would shut him
self away in the dark cavern where
the sun could never penetrate might
refuse to believe that there was any
sun and any glorious light, so the man
who loved the darkness of sin and re
fused to come to the Divine Light
might contend that there was no Sun
of Rignteousness, and no glorious
Light to chase away the blackness of
sin, but it would not alter the facts
in either case. The great sun is in the
heavens giving freely, fully and con
stantly of its glorious, life-giving light,
and the greater Light, the Son of God,
has come into the world and shines
with ever increasing brilliancy and
seeks to draw men from the darkness
and "the region and shadow of death"
to the light and safety in Him. The
man in the sunlight does not need ar
gument to convince him that the sun
Is in the heavens sending forth its
light. He knows it because he sees
and feels it. But the man in the cave
might be prone to argue the point and
you would never be able to convince
him while he clung to the dark recesses
of his retreat But get him out in
the sunlight and all doubt and all de
sire to argue would disappear.
NOTWITHSTANDING the fact that
Light has come into the world,
there are many who love darkness
rather than the Light. They prefer to
sit in the shadows instead of coming
out into the blessed, life-giving Light.
They abide in the darkness. They see
the Light, even as one in a dark cav
ern might see far in the distance the
glimmering light of the sun as it crept
through the crevasses of the rocks.
They know it is shining out in the re
gions beyond them, but they cling to
the place of darkness. Such were those
who came into touch with Jesus when
He was upon earth His neighbors at
Nazareth who allowed prejudice and
envy to blind their eyes and who
sought to destroy the true Light which
had shined unto them the scribes and
Pharisees and the multitudes that fol
lowed their leadership; all these were
they of whom Scripture declares that
the Light shined in their midst and yet
their darkened minds and hearts of un
belief apprehended it not. And such
are those to-day who come into touch
with the Light of the Gospel Christ in
the world in the Spirit and yet who
will not turn to that Light but prefer
the darkness of their own ways. Pre
ferring the darkness when the soul of
man was intended to find life in the
Light. We do not wonder that the
earth worm delights to burrow into
the dark bowels of the earth. We do
not wonder when the hideous crawling
things which lurk in the darkness flee
from the light and plunge into the
darkest hole that can be found. It is
their nature. They can know nothing
higher and better. But think of the
bright-faced flower whose beauty and
very life depend upon abiding in the
glorious light of the sun, choosing
rather the darkness of some damp cel
lar! Could it thrive? Could it live?
Indeed no, you say. And neither can
the soul of man thrive and live in the
world's darkness of sin. It has been
made for a higher and better experi
ence; for Light instead of darkness;
for Heaven instead of eternal separa
tion from God in the outer darkness.
GOD calls it darkness, for such it is.
But the Devil gives it other names.
He calls it worldly enlightenment, per
sonal liberty, pleasure, ease, luxury,
indulgence, etc., etc. The Devil always
likes to change the names of things.
He learned the trick away back in the
beginning of man's history when he
called the fruit of the forbidden tree
good, and wholesome and desirable.
And the present advertising age has
learned the tricK. to an amazing degree,
and attractive and high-sounding
names and phrases are tacked upon
articles for sale which help sell the
goods, but do not in the least change j
their true character. The world has
answered the question: "What's in a
name?" by replying, "Everything, ev
erything!" The name sells the goods.
And the Devil likes to call the dark
and Byway" Preacher.
by J. M. Edson.)
ness of this world by other and attrac
tive names. Sin is pleasure; self-indulgence
is independence; unbelief is
intellectualism; what God calls the
whited sepulchre, full of dead men's
bones, is culture and refinement and
elegance, and religious forms and cere
monies. And by this method the Devil
keeps his dupes sitting in the darkness
and the region and shadow of death.
God calls it darkness, the Devil calls
it light; God calls it death, the Devil
says life, life, life in abundance! Let
ua enjoy it! But it is darkness, black
darkness, no matter what the Devil
says. No matter how people choose to
delude themselves with the thought
that this indulgence, that desire or am
bition, is not darkness, it is darkness
unless Christ the Light is the center
and purpose of it all. God calls it dark
ness now because that which is not of
the Light is to be darkness throughout
DARKNESS means separation from
God. You cannot mix light and
darkness. Where the light is there is
no darkness. In the presence of God
and His Christ the ' darkness disap
pears. But like the great piling rocks
which shut out the light from the dark
cavern beneath, so the world's unbe
lief and sin shut out the Light of the
Sun of Righteousness. Separation from
God! That may not mean very much
to you in this life. It did not mean
very much to the rich man. He fared
sumptuously every day. He had friends
and a good time. Seemingly there was
nothing which his heart could wish.
But he was in the darkness and would
not realize it. He was separated from
God, and he did not seem to care. The
Light shined near him, at his very
gate, but he would not leave the dark
ness that he might come into the Light.
And as we have said he did not seem
to be conscious of separation from God,
but when the few fleeting years of his
life had fled away and time was swal
lowed up of eternity, then he realized
what separation from God meant. He
knew the awful pressure and torment
of the outer darkness. The man with
out the wedding garments on of Jesus
parable is the picture of the man who
had abided in the darkness through
this life and then thought he could
somehow slip into the light and joy of
Heaven, but he was quickly detected,
and the judgment upon him "bind
him hand and foot and cast him out
into the outer darkness, there shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth" shall
be the final judgment upon every soul
that continues to abide in the darkness
rather than come to the blessed Light.
The outer darkness is where they be
long. Separation from God here means
separation from God throughout eter
nity. What an awful price to pay for
the few miserable, paltry pleasures
which this life can give! And yet it
Is the price which thousands of pre
cious souls are paying.
N EPHESIANS Paul speaks of the
1 "rulers of the darkness of this
world." The Devil and his minions
hold despotic sway over the regions of
darkness. Think you, oh, man! oh,
woman! that if you refuse the dominion
of the Ruler of the Light, Christ Jesus,
you escape all rule and power? I want
to tell you that you are under the do
minion of a power that is seeking to
crush your soul to hell. He will give
you all the latitude you want in indulg
ing every whim and desire and passion
and lust, but you are under his power
while you think you are rejoicing in
your so-called freedom, and at last the
ruler of the darkness where you have
been abiding will have your chains
forged so strong and fast that the end
less years of eternity will not be suf
ficient to break their power. You are
a prisoner of the darkness, and do not
know it. You are Intoxicated with the
wine of the pleasures and purposes and
desires of life and do not realize that the
ruler of the darkless is in control of
your life and destiny, and that while
you abide in the darkness you cannot
escape his power. So many, many peo
ple who are abiding in the darkness
fight heroically against the baser rule
of the Devil. They seek what they call
the highest and , best In life. They
overcome the sinful indulgences of the
flesh and then flatter themselves they
have emerged from the land of dark
ness into the land of glorious light,
but theirs is a more perilous bondage.
The Devil is still in control through
the heart of unbelief, and what cares
he what delusion keeps them within
the borders of his darkness. While they
are there they belong to him, they are
under his dominion. They never can
escape until they get into the land of
Light where Jesus holds sway.
NOTICE the attitude of the people
who are abiding in the darkness.
"The people that sat in darkness," in
the position of ease and rest, as though
that was the safe and proper place for
them to be. There are those who are
in the darkness, who are ill at ease;
who have an ill-defined sense of their
danger; who know in their inmost
hearts that the Light which they see
before them is the place for them to
be. And then there are others who are
"sitting" in darkness. There is every
thing in the attitude and bearing. Do
you recall, the scene at the river where
Gideon led his army? There were those
who scooped the water up to their
mouths as they ran, and then there
were the larger number who came and
getting down on all fours as though
there was no other important business
on hand; as though that was th
place for them to stay. There was
Bunyan's Christian groping in the land
of darkness, conscious that he was in
the place of danger, and then there
were the members of his household,
and his neighbors and friends who sat
at home and ridiculed his anxiety and
tried to get him to sit down quietly at
home. Thank God! Bunyan gives us
the picture of the wife Christittna
rising and following her husband later
into the land of Light, whither he had
gone, but in that city of Destruction in
the land of darkness there were many
who never were troubled and who nev
er arose to flee the darkness and come
out into the Light. What is your at
titude in the land of darkness? Are
you at ease? Are you satisfied? Are
you sitting, sitting, sitting, enjoying
all that this life can give and utterly
indifferent to the Light which is shin
ing for you? Do you realize that you
are sitting "in the region and shadow
of death?" Think you that there were
any who were content to ait quietly in
the house while the angry Mount Pelee
was belching forth its fire and smoke
and deadly ashes? "In the region and
shadow of death." There were none
who sat then. The danger of death
forced them to flee. Death stalks
through the land of darkness as surely
as destruction wasted Martinque. Dare
you sit contentedly in the darkness?
Dare you be Indifferent to the Light
which is shining for you? Flee, flee
to that Light and escape the region and
shadow of death!
THEY who abide in darkness are un
der judgment. "And this is the
judgment, that the Light is come into the
world, and men loved the darkness rath
er than the Light." "He that believeth
on Him (that is, he that cometh to the
Light) is not judged;" but "he that be
lieveth not hath been judged already."
Under judgment! Do you realize what
that means? It means that here and now
the sentence of death has been passed
upon those who persist in abiding in the
darkness; who will not come to Christ,
the Light. It means, that those who
are abiding in the darkness become their
own judge. Somehow or other the Devi
has circulated the thought and impres
sion that judgment is not passed upon
guilty and unbelieving mankind until
the presence of God is gained, and then
it is hoped and expected that some ex
tenuating circumstances will be pre
sented; some loophole of escape dis
covered; some way In which the Judge
may be mollified and punishment es
caped. How often you hear one saying
that he will take his chances in the next
world. That he will do the best he can,
and thinks it will be all right. And what
does this attitude of mind mean? It
means that there is no thought that judg
ment has already passed upon those who
will not come to Christ. They think
that the matter is not settled until the
presence of God is reached. Of course,
the ruler of the darkness seeks to delude
his subjects in that way. Why should
he no't try to still the conscience and lead
people to hope for escape from the dark
ness beyond the grave? But, oh, friend,
you who are abiding in the darkness,
hear God's Word! Believe no longer
the Devil's lie! The Devil calls you
a good man. He holds up before you
all your virtues. He shows you all the
ugly failures and sins of those who are
trusting in Christ, and then he says:
"It will be all right, my boy. God
will never condemn such , a splendid
fellow as you are. Take your chances."
But stop! The Devil is blinding you
to your peril by an awful lie. God is
not the one that will judge you. You
pass judgment upon yourself when
you turn from Christ, the Light. God
only executes that condemnation
which you have pronounced against
yourself when you choose the darkness
rather than the Light. "And this is the
judgment, that the Light is come into
the world, and men loved the darkness
rather than the Light!"
AND why do they love darkness rather
than the Light? "Because their
works were evil." This may require a lit
tle examination to discover Its exact and
full meaning. What is evil in God's
sight? Is it only what evil means to
man the baser manifestation of sin?
Or does it include everything which can
not meet the white light of God's right
eousness? Why was it Jesus could say
to the woman sunken in the grosser sins
of the flesh: "Neither do I condemn
thee," and then could turn to the scribes
and Pharisees who had been her accusers
and who perhaps were not guilty of any
such gross sin, and say: "Woe unto you,
ye hypocrites?" Was it not because their
attitude of unbelief was a greater sin in
God's sight than that of the grosser in
dulgences of the flesh? The term evil
includes everything from the positive
sins of the flesh to the sins of the heart
and head which shut out the Christ by
unbelief. And those who are abiding in
darkness are there because their works
are evil, because they love the darkness
(self and sin) better than they love the
Light which God has sent into the world.
They come not to the Light because they
do not want to see themselves as sinners.
How man does fight that declaration of
God that "all have sinned and come short
of the glory of God." "Ephraim is joined
to his idols; let him alone." Shall we?
No. Not while the blessed Light is shin
ing! Not while we have voice and pen
to declare the glad message of deliver
ance from darkness and salvation from
sin! You who are sitting in darkness
and the region and shadow of death, be
hold the Light! It is shining for you.
Listen in the darkness which now sur
rounds you and you will hoar the voice
of Jesus say:
"I am the dark world's Light;
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise.
And all thy day be bright."
And then if you will leave the darkness
of rebellion and unbelief and come out
into His Light, you may sing vrith all the
"I looked to Jesus, and I found
In Him my Star, my Sun;
So in that Light of life I'll walk
Till traveling days are dons."
f Arise.' my lean and liag thy Easter Song I
To the great anthem of returning bird.
And sweetening boi an j green, axendicg bliie.
Aii thou tfiy word..
Long was the winter and the-" waiting long:.
Heart there were hoars, indeed, than wert afraid.-
So long the Spring delayed.
Shut in' the 'Winter's alabaster tomb.
So . white and still the sleeping Summer lay
That dead she seemed:
And none might know how in her magic side
Slept the young Spring, and moved, and smilec.
. and dreamed.
Behold, she wakes again, and. open-eyed.
Cazes. in wonder, 'round the leafy room.
At the, young lowers. Urtoa this Easter Day
Awaken, too. my heart, open, thine eyes.
And from thy seeming death thou. too. arise.
Arise, my heart : yea. go thou forth and sing f
Join thon thy voice to all this music sweet
Of crowding leaf and busy, building wing.
And falling showers;
The murmur soft jof little lives new bora.
The armies, of the grass, the million feet
Of marching lowers.
How sweetly blows the Resurrection horn
Across the meadows, over the far hills I
la the soul's garden a new sweetness stirs.
And the heart ills. ,
And in and out the mind low the soft airs.
Arise, my heart, and sing, this Easter mora:
In the year's resurrection do thy part.
Arise, mv heart I
Agnes Norwood sat alone in her room
where, indeed, she sat always, now
her face buried in her hands. She was
not weeping. It had been long oh, so
long since she had shed tears. She
only strove to shut out from her mind
the vision of a happy world that mocked
her grief. What was Easter to her,
Easter with its joys, its glad songs and
beautiful flowers? If those who called
themselves her friends could understand
how they probed the unhealed wound
of her aching heart, would they be so
thoughtless as to urge her to sing. How
could she sing, she whose song had been
so sudden and ruthlessly hushed months
ago? Can the woodland songster flutter
ing among the dead leaves, its breast
pierced by an arrow, tune its little throat
CHRI5T.THE LOJD.IS KIX.
LONG AGNES KNELT OVER THE
to melody ? No more could she sing with
a heart that throbbed only to pain.
A ray of spring sunshine crept in
between the folds of the window cur
tain. She arose and drew the shade.
Agnes Norwood had once been a
part of that world of brightness and
beauty to which she seemed to belong;
but her Gethsemane had come at the
supreme hour of her life at a time
when she was radiantly happy and
Its dark shadows had wrapped them
selves so closely about her that
she had not since been able to pene
trate their gloom. It was in May that
she had promised to be Arthur Came
ron's wife. Before the June roses were
gone death had claimed him. There
had been a short illness, a sudden
alarm, and then the end. The brilliant
young life had gone out.
When Agnes strove to recall what
had taken place in those awful days
of darkness and hopelessness she had
a confused sense of the solemn hush,
the sorrowful faces, and a kind voice
that tried to point her to the "stars
shining through the cypress trees."
The only reality was the great wave
of desolation that had settled down into
her heart when that which represented
all that life had for her was carried out
of her sight.
Since then the days had come and
gone alike, as one long painful dream.
In vain had the anxious parents and sym
pathetic friends tried every expedient
to waken within her the old passion
for music. In those other days Agnes
sweet voice had thrilled large audiences.
The congregation of the First church had
not forgotten the Easter solo of last
year. They were eager to secure the
same singer for the coming Easter. But
Agnes refused to see any one, and in an
swer to all entreating letters on the sub
ject wrote a firm refusal it was impos
sible for her to sing.
When the church bells rang on Easter
morning there was no music in the
chimes to the heavy-hearted girl. Their
notes jarred upon her sorrow. The per
fume of the Easter liles in the sunny
bay window of the breakfast room op
pressed her. When a robin, on of the
earliest of the season, alighted in a tree
by the open casement and poured forth
his little soul in a burst of melody, Ag
nes involuntaril3- put her hands to her
ears. Ai last she impulsively donned
her wraps and fled from the house.
The home of the Norwoods was well
out on the outskirts of the city. Only
a mile away was beautiful Woodvale
cemetery. Spring had come early. The
snow was nearly gone, and in places the
ground was already quite dry. This
Easter morning a south wind blew softly
and the warm sun lingered lovingly on
the low mounds in the sacred city of the
dead. It shone with particular bright
ness on one marked by a slender gran
Agnesentered thecemetery and walked
rapidly down the avenue that lay nearest
this mound. Leaning her head wearily
against its monument, she remained mo
tionless, with closed eyes and drawn
brows. What though the south wind
caressed so lightly the silent home of
the sleepers? It would pass on to riot
among scenes of gaiety. The sunshine,
too, would soon desert them for some
less lonely spot. Darkness would come
as the darkness that had settled over her
life. How could there be light hearts
and songs and gladness in this sad, sad
world? Life was so pitifully brief, and
death was over all. Yes, life itself was
death. They had trid to tell her that
she would meet her dearest again, but
did they know? No, no, they could not.
And she was young yet. How could she
endure the long life that stretched be
fore her, the years that must pass be
fore she could interpret the mystery of
death? Oh, if she might only receive
some message, some least token that
Arthur still lived!
She shifted her eyes for a moment
to the blue sky and then brought them
wearily back to earth. Close by the
monument a little pale flower, one of
spring's first hepaticas, had pushed its
frail petals above the ground and was
lifting its tiny head to the sunlight.
Agnes bent over it and tenderly drew
away the dead grass. How came it
there? By human hand? No, it had
risen from the dead. "Risen from the
dead," she repeated softly to herself.
Yes, it had died with the summer, but
only to await earth's resurrection day,
when from the germ of its old dead
self sprang this wondrous new life,
this pure and beautiful thing. She
touched tenderly its petals with a
strange feeling of awe. It seemed to
breathe out a message of hope and
trust, a token of God's own love. It
told her of the new life that begins with
the decay of the old, of immortality
beyond death, of an eternity when
time shall end. It whispered of a
faith that'is stronger than sight, and
of a God of love.
Long Agner knelt over the little
blossom that spoke comfort to her soul,
until she had come to learn that life is
not death, but death is life; that love
lives beyond the grave, for it is eternal.
Her heart was softened at last. Then
came tears like rain the first that had
wet her lashes since that terrible day.
When, after a long time, the passion of
her sobs had worn away, she rose and
left the cemetery, taking with her the
little flower that had brought her a mes
sage from him who, though the doorway
of death, had passed into life.
The morning service in First church
was not yet concluded when a little fig
ure clad in black entered softly and
stole into the first vacant pew. The
beautiful Easter lilies at the altar had
a message for at least one soul in the
congregation that morning. From the
pulpit came the closing words of the
sermon: "Because I live, ye shall live
also." They are the words of the Son
of God himself, who hath tasted death
for every man. In the face of this Di
vine attestation to the immortality of
the soul, we canont but cry: "Oh, Death,
where is thy sting? O Grave, where is
Upon the hush that followed the min
ister's words came the strains of the
great organ, which swelled and throbbed
with its glad message. The congregation
arose and sang, "Christ, the Lord, is risen
With the last stanza, a voice of won
derful power and patho3 rose above
the others, and the people turned to
see a fair, sweet face, upon which shone
the light of a faith triumphant, as Ag
nes Norwood sang the words, as she
had never sung befofe:
"Made like Him, like Him we rise.
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies."
In Austria and Hungary.
In the Austrian Tyrol Easter pranks,
like our April fool day jokes, are perpe
trated. Hospitality is universal at this
time and nobody asking for shelter is
refused. A Hungarian Easter custom
in the Kalaka. It consists in the farm
ers gathering together the corn or hay
and doing a day or two of labor gratis
for their poorer neighbors who cannot
employ hands. The wife of the peasant
for whom the work has been done awaits
them with an excellent supper. This is
generally followed by a dance, and the
festivities are kept up until morning.
Hunting Easter Eggs in Germany.
Easter is a very important day in Ger
many. It is looked forward to by the
children with almost as much pleasure
as Christmas. After breakfast the hunt
ing for eggs begins and it generally takes
a long time to find them, for hares are
shy little creatures, and the nests are
always hidden away in the queerest
The children usually find the eggs in
pretty baskets or boxes, and sometimes
they will come upon a beautiful white
sugar hare, sitting on a mossy nest filled
with colored eggs. Union Signal.
The April sunshine bathes the April
hill, the Easter bonnets and the Easter
bills. Atlanta Constitution.
SWEPT BY STORM
Eight Persons Injured and Exten
sive Damage Done to City and
WIND BLEW SIXTY MILES AN HOUR
AND THE RAIN FELL IN TORRENTS.
Several Bnlldlnjrs, Including the In
dustrial School of Reform, Un
roofed, and the Entire City, For a
Time Flooded Many lluniei
Louisville, Ky!, March 26. Eight
persons were injured and extensive
damage was done to city and suburban
property by a storm which 6wept over
The injured are:
George Reiss, policeman; skull frac
tured. Henry Schmidt, skull fractured.
Frederick Bauer, leg broken.
Charles Hildebrand, badly bruised.
Henry Bohlsen, Jr., cut by flying
Gus Wilberding, bruised.
Benjamin Rittman, patrolman; ja-w
Alexander Lawson, bruised.
Storm Moved Northeastward.
The storm was central over the cen
tral Mississippi and Ohio valleys, and.
according to the weather bureau, has
moved northeastward to the Atlantic,
with a cold wave close on its heels. In
Louisville the wind attained a velocity
of CO miles' and the rain fell in tor
rents, acompanied by heavy thunder
and lightning. The entire city was for
a time flooded, Third avenue, near the
confederate monument, being three
feet deep in water. Street car service
was suspended for sveral hours, and
cn one or two lines it remains at a
Many Buildings Unroofed.
The roof of the main building at the
industrial school of reform was blown
completely off, and a panic ensued
among the one hundred boys sleeping
in that section of the school. The boys,
when they heard the roar of the wind
and the crash of the falling roof, be
gan a rush for the ground floor. They
were finally stopped without anyone
being injured. The building was flood
ed. Two hundred and forty-five inmates
of the Masonic Widows' and Orphans'
home were marched into the center of
the building after the storm had torn
away a part of the roof. It was feared
the building would collapse.
Several Persons Hart.
In an area of a dozen squares, of
which Preston street and the Louisville
& Nashville railroad crossing is the
central point, ten hou,ses were unroofed
and several persons were hurt.
The residence of Henry Dubourg, on
the Eighteenth street road, a mile
from the city limits, was blown away,
and his family of eight had a remark
able escape from death. Near the Du
Lourg home Alexander Lawson was
caught under the debris of his wrecked
home and severely injured.
Reports from variots parts of the
city indicate that about 150 houses
were more or less damaged. A part
of the distillery of Bernheim Bros, was
unroofed, and the wires of both tele
graph companies from Louisville to
the south were laid low.
OKLAHOMA AND ARIZONA.
The Creation of Two Sfew States
Proposed in a. 1)111 Just
Washington, March 26. The states
of "Oklahoma" and "Arizona" are
created in a bill which has been com
pleted by the republican members of
the sub-committee of the house com
mittee on territories. The democratic
members of this sub-committee have
been plated in possession of the bill
and after they have considered it for a
few days a meeting of the full sub
committee will be held. The two states
mentioned are composed of Oklahoma
and Indian territory as "Oklahoma"
and Arizona and New Mexico as "Ari
zona." The admission of the latter
two territories is not delayed by any
restrictions of law, but may be ef
fected as soon as a convention can be
called to form a state constitution.
Boxtnic Boats Vetoed at Cornell.
Ithaca. N. Y., March 26. President
Schurman has vetoed boxing matches
at Cornell university. A recently
formed sparring club was making ar
rangements for a fistic tournament to
be held Monday night, but the presi
dent has refused to grant the use of
the gymnasium for the show.
Charged With Fraud.
Chicago, March 26. Alexander Vree
land and J. R. McDonald, machinists,
and Morris Levine, a cigar dealers,
have been arrested, charged with try
ing to defraud the American Tobacco
Manufacturing Co. by means of coun
Harder In First Degree.
St. Louis, March 26. A verdict of
murder In the first degree was re
turned by the jury In the trial of John
Meinhardt, after two hours' delibera
tion, for the killing of Hazel Smith in
Rothschild's saloon, on January 17
Pauline Hall Seeks Divorce.
New York, March 26. Divorce pro
ceedings have been instituted here by
Pauline Hall, the actress, against
George B. McLellan, the well-known
theatrical manager, whom, she married
CAMBRIDGE WAS WINNER
Sixty-First Annual Boat Race Be
tween Oxford and Cambridge.
The Cambridge Crew Were the Win
ners, Crosslug the Finish l'onr
Lengths Ahead of Oxford.
Pu,tney, March 26. The sixty-first
annual race between crews of the uni
versities of Oxford and Cambridge was
rowed, Saturday, over the Putney to
Mortlake course, about 4Vi miles, and
was won by the Cambridge men, who
crossed the finish line at 8:19, four
lengths in front of their opponents.
Cambridge won the toss, and chose
the Surrey side of the river, though
under the prevailing conditions there
seemed to bo little choice either way.
The boats were sent away at 7:57
o'clock, in a slight, drizzling rain and
very hazy weather, Oxford striking a
36 stroke and Cambridge pulling 35.
At Crabtree, Oxford was leading by
At Hammersmith bridge Oxford was
still leading, but by only a quarter
length, rowing a 32 stroke, with Cam
bridge also pulling 32 and pluckily
When Thorneycroft's was reached,
at 8:10, Cambridge, favored by the
bend, had assumed the lead.
Devonshire meadows were passed at
8:12, with the Cambridge men half a
length in the lead, and both crews go
ing well, making a fine race.
At Barney railway bridge, which was
reached at 8:14, the Cambridge crew
had increased its lead to two and a ,
half lengths, which was further in
creased to four lengths at the finish.
Oxford seems to have been outrowed.
The Cambridge men won well within
themselves, but the Oxonians looked
to be done.
According to the official announce
ment, the time of the winning crew
was 21 minutes and 34 seconds, and
their lead at the finish line four and
THREE SUSPECTS ARRESTED.
Three Men Snspeeted of the Fulton
(Kan.) Hank Robbery Arrested
at Rich Hill, Mo.
Rich Hill, Mo., March 26. Chief of
Police Bankston arrested three sus
pects, Friday, who answered the de
scription of the men who robbed the
bank at Fulton, Kas., and for whose
capture $1,500 is offered. When searched
several pistols, a large quantity of
cartridges and a case of fine finger
rings were found. They were also sup
plied willi a large sum of money. They"'
refused to give their names.
DENIED A NEW TRIAL.
The Chicago1 Car Barn Bandits Aro
Condemned to Die On
Chicago. March 26. The car barn
bandits, Marx, Niedermyer and Van
Dine were denied a new trial. The
date of the execution was set for April
Nearly 400 Filipinos, representing six
tribes, have arrived at St. Louis for
te native village on the World's fair
The housue committee on judiciary
reported in favor of impeaching Judge
Charles Swayne, of the United States
court of Florida.
A cloudburst occurred at Frederick
town. Mo., doing thousands of dollars
worth of damage to property in the
city and vincinity.
A destructive tornado visited the
town of Pomona, Mo., and demolished
several buildings. Mrs. James Ewing
was fatally injured.
The house of representatives rein
serted the provision favorable to rural
mail carriers and passed the post of
fice appropriation bill.
In a cave-in of the side walls of a
sewer in St. Louis, Friday night,
George Fitzpatrick, aged 45 years, was
smothered to death.
It is rumored in Paris financial cir
cles that German and American steel
magnates are discussing the formation
of a gigantic combination.
Count Bonl de Castellane created a
scene in the French chamber of depu
ties, Friday, by objecting to the credit
for President Loubet's visit to Rome.
The plant of the Armory Warehouse
Co. in Chicago was destroyed by fire
Friday night. Three cottages adjoin
ing were also burned. The loss is
The hoise committee on merchant
marine reported favorably on the bill
requiring that all United States troops
and supplies must be shipped in ves
sels flying the American flag.
Xts. Sherry Spann, who was arrested
at South McAlester, I. T., for the mur
der of Joseph McKay, insists that she
was not ou,t of her home when the
crime was committed.
Thomas Horan, 38 years old, dropped
dead on the porch of his home, ir. St.
Louis, Friday afternoon. His death
is supposed to have been caused by
James Hahn, a well-to-do and highly-respected
citizen residing two miles
west of Lathrop, Mo., committed sui
cide by hanging. He was, as far as
known, in good circumstances.
Duval P. Bull, chief deputy under
Jailer James Dawson, at St Louis, and
former assistant deputy coroner, died
at Mullanphy hospital from blood poi
soning, following the cutting of a
Gov. Bailey of Kansas has pardoned
Robert Y. Noel, serving a "hang" sen
tence in the penitentiary for the mur
der of his father-in-law at Kiowa, Kas.
The murder was committed on election,
day in November, 1838-