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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1901.
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THE NEWS IN" BKIEF.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
vlrft m the flfTT f Qf t-.-
hospital at Pueblo, Col., on the 30th,
did S2n.ooo damaeo and oanspfi much
excitement. Most of the patients were
removed from the buildi-ig, and some
or them are suffering from shock,
William II. Woodward, president of
the Woodward & Tiernan Printing Co.,
of St. Louis, one of the largest con
cerns of its kind in the west, dropped
dead of heart disease on the 30th.
One man was killed and several were
injured, on the COth, by an iron beam
which fell from the roof of the Park
building in New York into a throng of
people passing through Nassau street
The beam, weighing 500 pounds, was
being hoisted, when It slipped from its
fastenings and fell to the ground.
Acting Secretary of War Oliver has
directed the discharge, "without hon
or." of Private John T. Smith, hosnital
corps, stationed at Fort Mott, N. J., who
is said to have married a negress. and
whose discharge was recommended by
Nan Patterson, the actress, awaiting
trial charged with the killing of her
lover, Caesar Young, was, on the 30th,
reported ill in the Tombs prison with
At a meeting of the Cuban cabinet,
on the 30th, it was decided to set aside
the credit of $10,000 for the erection of
a hospital for Infectious diseases at
Michael Kelley has sold his coal in
terests near Danville, 111., to an east
ern syndicate for $3,200,000.
Mrs. George Henry (Grandma) Gil
bert, the oldest actress on the Amer
lean stage, died In her rooms at the
Sherman house, Chicago, on the 2d,
shortly after having suffered a stroke
of apoplexy. Mrs. Gilbert was 83 years
Fire, which broke out about mid
night, on the 2d, destroyed or dam
aged "Ancient Rome," "Old St. Louis,'
"Fair Japan," "Quo Vadis" and "On
tne uowery, Pike concessions on the
St. Louis World's fair grounds, and
threatened, for a time, to do still
greater damage. Arthur C. Dunn was
arrested while trying to extend the
fire into the "Hereafter." Three Japan
ese were injured.
With confirmation of the news of
the loss of 203-Meter hill and the fail
ure of their forces to recapture It. the
Russian war office is prepared to hear
of the fall of Port Arthur at any time,
Chief Justice Robinson of the Mis
wari supreme court issued a tempo
rary rule in prohibition againrst Judge
Foster, of the St. Louis criminal court,
to prevent him from proceeding with
I he trial of Edward Butler in his court
on the charge of bribing Charles F,
ICclly to leave the state and avoid tes
tifying against him in the boodle
Gen. Porforio Diaz was inaugurated
president of the Republic of Mexico
for the seventh time, on the 1st, under
the most auspicious circumstances.
The Japanese having accomplished
the capture of 203-Meter hill, overlook
ing the harbor of Port Arthur, are In
a position, as soon as they get the
necessary guns mounted, to destroy or
drive out of the harbor the remnant
of the Ruscinn feet.
The last night on the Pike at the
World's fair in St. Louis was a scene
of revelry. Gayety reigned supreme
from the time the lights were turned
on until midnight. The presence of a
large force of police, mounted and oa
foot, Jefferson guards and armed pa
trols of the Sixteenth United States
infantry kept any disposition towards
rowdyism in check.
President David R. Francis and
Treasurer William H. Thompson of
the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Co.
were the recipients of costly souvenirs
at the hands of the directors on the
closing day, consisting of 500-piece
solid silver table services costing $17,
000 and $13,000 respectively. The pre
sentations were made at the public
ceremonies on the Plaza of St. Louis.
The attendance on the closing day
of the World's fair, "Francis day."
was about 223,000, making the total at
tendance daring the seven months, in
round figures, 18,500,000. The day
was an ideal one for December.
A head-on collision between two
trains on the Danville & Western di
vision of the Southern railway at
Stokesland, Va., on the 1st, resulted in
the death of Fireman O. G., Minter, of
Stockton, and Sam Staples, a colored
An explosion, on the 1st, at the Un
ion Electric Light & Power Co.'s plant
at Tenth and St. Charles streets, St.
Louis, wrecked all the dynamos and
generators in the building, and left a
part of the city in total darkness.
The top works of the central sha-ft
of the Woodside Coal Co., located
south of Springfield, 111., caught fire,
on the 1st, and were destroyed.
President Roosevelt announced, on
the 1st, that he would appoint a grand
son of Gen. Stonewall Jackson to West
Three man were killed by a head-on
collision of Rock Island freight trains
aear Peabody, Kas., on the 1st.
The great Louisiana Purchase expo
sition at St. Louis closed on the 1st.
They Are Not Nuisances.
The Tennessee Supreme Court
last week held as constitutional an
act of the legislature of 1891, rela
tive to the non-liability of certain
corporations from damage alleged
to accrue to vegetation from smoke
f pnm nnnnpr Tnnciinnr nvoTic in Tif
cision is in lavor of the several cop-
per companies at Ducktown, and
dissolves a perpetual injunction
granted by a lower court, inhibiting
he operation of copper roastmg
be4s on , the ground that they: are
nuisances. ine oupreme uourc
holds they are not nuisances and
damages cannot be recovered as a
result of the failure of vegetation
to thrive thereabouts.
Baby Burned to Death.
A 3-year-old daughter of II. L.
Forrester, a prominent farmer south
of Dyer, was burned to death a few
days since. The mother was pre
paring to do so'me washing at a
spring near the home. She made a
fire and went to the house after
some articles, leaving two children
by the fire. When she returned the
youngest was - enveloped in flames.
The mother seized the child and
plunged it in the spring, but the
iiames had alreadv been inhaled and
the child died six hours later.
Upholds the Will.
Chancellor Allison at Nashville
last week rendered an opinion in the
contest over the bequest of the lat
W. A. Goodwvn to the Goodwyn In
stitute, to be located at Memphis
holding that as Mrs. Goodwvn had
acquiesced and not dissented from
the bequest, her heirs were barred
from contesting under it. Chancel
lor Allison further held that the
State had duly and legallv accepted
the trust. An appeal to the Su
preme Court will probably b taken
by the complainants.
Old Factory Bought.
The Chattanooga Wagon Com
pany has purchased the properties
and business of the Hickman v aerota
Companv of' Hickman, Ivv. The
plant at Hickman, which has been
in operation fortj-six years, will be
closed. Ihe capacity of the (Jaatta-
noorra plant will be increased to
20,000 wagons per year, making it
by far the largest industry of the
kind in the South.
Ex-Senator Thomas B. Turley is
now being discussed in State politi
cal circles as the Democratic nomi
nee for governor two years hence
mere scorns to do a fnowiujr leelinjr
among politicians that AVett Ten-
ee should furnish the next gov-
Jim Davis, a bricklaver of Clarks
ville, has just had an operation per
formed on his left foot which was
of an unusual character. Two years
ago he was accidentally shot in the
foot while hunting. The wounds
healed and gave no other tro'uble
until lately, when the foot beran to
pain him and an operation was de
cided upon, jsire birdshot were
removed. Davis is now relieved.
Suit for $100,000.
The administrator of the estate
of Ralph Mountcastle, president of
the Jefferson Citv Voolen Mills.
who was killed m the famous New
market wreck on the Southern, filed
;uit in the Federal Court at Knox-
ville last week for $100,000 dai:
ages. -uountcasue was ;b years
old and had an annual inco'ine of be
tween $S.000 and $10,000.
Placed Under the Ban.
Christmas coming has brought to
Morristown a number of small boys'
rilles and airguns. There have been
seven narrow escapes from the mis
sies of these guns, and the town
council has passed an ordinance
against their use in the corporation.
The police are given strict instruc
tions to arrest, and the small bov of
that place is in despair.
Maj. Robinson Resigns.
It -is reported in Johnson Citv
that Maj. Frank P. Robinson, chief
surgeon of the Soldiers' Home, lias
forwarded his resignation to ouieiyls
in Newr York. The board of mana
gers meets in New York this week,
when action will be taken on the
Supreme Court Again in Session.
The Supreme Court is in session
at Nashville. Cases will be heard
from the Middle Division of the
Robert Lumpkins, a negro convic t
who escaped from Bruslry Mountain
prison September llth Avas cap
tured by the Knoxville police last
week. Lumpkins was sent up from
Shelby county to serve a two 3-ears'
tern for larceny.
Charges Indignantly Denied.
Prof. R. R. Luman, vice-president
and general manager of Draughon s
Business College, in Nashville, was
indicted in four cases last week in
which he is charged with embezzle
ment, fraudulent breach of trust
and larceny. The indictments grew
out of Luman s dealings with the
postage stamp account, as he is said
tn hfivn hnnn nccicfmrr in f rftrrn-
spondence of the school. He indir-
nantlv denies the rharp-e.
The charter of incorporation of
tlic Tennessee Packing and Provi-
sionsion Company was filed for rec-
ord last week. The capital stdck is
$o00,000. The company will operate
the old AashviIIe packing plant and
will begin killing at once.
Cut by a Bandsaw.
Ray Collins, a young man about
18 years old, was seriously and pain-
fnllV f vn l 4i, n.
:V V"VJ " ""T" ttL
neia .Manufacturing Company s
piant a iew uags ago. llie bandsaw
ran an. and struck him on the neck
and cut an artery. It is thought
that he will get well.
The Trenton Cotton Mill, lately
organized, has applied for a charter
The capital is $48,000. The mem
bers of the new firm are J. Freed,
A. S. Elder, J. A. Landis, Harry
11. Elder and Lee Freed. The hands
are busy repairing the mill and
getting it ready to run.
After Freight Feeder.
The statement comes from an un
official source that the Tennessee
Central railroad is planning to
operate a line of steamers on the
Cumberland river to act as a freight
feeder fo'r their railroad lines.
To Prevent Spread of Smallpox.
Ihe town of Halls has taken
stringent steps toward preventing
the iurther spread 01 smallpox.
Nine negroes have been taken to the
p3sthouse and will be compelled to
remain there lor some time at the
expense of the corporation.
Dyer Well Lighted.
For the first time since Septem
ber 11 th, when the electric light
plant was destroyed by fire, the
lights were turned on in Dyer last
week. A new brick powerhouse has
been built and a new dynamo in
stalled, insuring better service than
before the fire.
Hard on Delinquents.
Those who have not paid their
water and light bills in McMinn-
ville will have a hard time until the
accounts are settled. The town
cctmeil, by resolution, has delib
erately cut them off from light and
Big Forest Fire in Madison.
One of the largest forest fires ever
occurring in Madison county started
last week on the timber farm of Joe
Howard in the Tenth district. The
area burned embraced several thou
sand acres, and the spreading of the
names was checked onlv after
twenty-four hours of arduous woVk.
Claim He Is Innocent.
Tullahoma is joilted to its center
because of the arrest of T. D. Law-
son, one of the most prominent citi
zens of the town. Mr. Lawson i:
accused of being connected with the
defalcation of Cashier Alan Parker,
of the First National bank of that
town. The citizens are loud in
their assurance as to the innocence
of Mr. Lawson.
In a published card, F. G. Ewing,
chairman of the executive commit
tee of the Dark Tobacco District
Planters' Protective Association,
states that reports from all the
counties throughout the dark dis
trict are so satisfactory that the as
sociation feels authorized to state-
that it is now read- to entertain
ropositions from prospective buyers
of dark tobacco.
College Building Burned.
The main building of the School
of the Evangelists, a college located
at Kimberlin Heights, eleven miles
from Knoxville, and under the con-
trol of the Christian Church, was
totally destroved by fire a few davs
ijrd. Less is between $15,000 and
$20,000. No insurance.
Gouging the Public.
Taking advantage of a shortage
n coal cars, jnoxvme coal eeaiers
ast week advanced prices-to $4 and
$4.25 per ton. The rate is exor
bitant. Joe Folk's Brother.
Rev. II. B. Folk, of Nashville,
brother of Joseph W. Folk, governor-elect
of Missouri, has been
called to the Baptist church at Mid
way, Ky. He has accepted the pastorate.
ACTORS HONOR JANUSGHEK
Little Band of Thespians Weep Over
Bier of Dead Actress.
Simple Ceremonr Wai la Marked
Co nt raw t to the 31 any Stlrrlnff
Event of Her Fast Life.
New York, Dec. 3. A little band of
actors gathered In the chape lof an
undertaker's establishment, j'Tiday, to
take part in the funeral service over
the body of Madam Francesca II o
maaa Januschek. once a noted actress.
WilU U1CU lafel W CUUCSUdY iU tfc
on 8 Isid. The very simple cer-
I emony was in marked contrast to the
I many stirring events of her long life.
It consisted of the reading of brief
service of the Roman Catholic church,
and an eulogy by Milton Nobles, a
member of the executive committee
J of the Actors' fund, which cared fcr
J Mine, januscnek's comfort in her ay
In the course of his address Mr.
"If another object lesson were need-
ed to ImPres3 "Pon us the ephemereal
u"' . ""-
thing which we call fame, here it lies
If this once great woman had been
summ0ned 20 years ago, In the zenitfc
of her powers, the great ones of earth
would have been proud to do her hom-
age- Now, the only ones to do her rev-
erence Is this group of ner reiiow-
I craftsmen. In a strange or at least a
foreign land, who knew and loved her
for herself alone."
EVIDENCE POINTS TO NEGRO
Ex-Convtct Arrested at St. Joaepti
la Tli ought to Know Something
of tlie Gay Murder.
St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 3. Casalui
Brown, a negro ex-convict who recent
ly came to St. Joseph from Joliet, 111.,
where he served 22 years for assault,
was on Friday positively identified aa
the man seen near the home of G. W.
Gay, of Agency, before and after the
murder of Mrs. Gay. A watch and hat
in possession of the negro were iden
tified by Mr. Gay as having been
stolen from his home at the time of
the murder. An effort was made to
lynch Brown by a frenzied mob ol
farmers, wno are neighbors of the
Gays. A strong force of policemen re
moved the prisoner to the county jail,
and a guard established to prevent
PASSENGERS IN A PANIC
Dig Ferryboat Struck in Midstream
Or a llundaon RWer
New York, Dec. 3. Eight hundred
passengers on the ferry boat Paunpeck
were thrown Into a panic Friday even
ing, and several were injured, when
the ferryboat was struck in midstream
by a Hudson river steamer.
The overhang of the Paunpeck was
torn, away from the paddle wheel aft
to the rear end of the men's cabin.
The shock of the collision knocked
down a number of the passengers, sev
eral were struck by broken timbers.
The Paunpeck was able to proceed tc
her pier, in Hoboken, under her own
steam, and there the injured wer
James Norrls was probably fatally
GOV. YATES EXPLAINS
Illinois Executive Issues Statement
Regrardlnsr the Situation at
Springfield, 111., Dec. 3. Gov. Yates,
Friday night, gave out the following
statement regarding the situation at
Zeigler, after hearing the report ol
Assistant Adjt,-Gen. Reece.
Theer is nothing to be said relative
to the presence and action of the state
troops at Zeigler, except that two com
panies were sent there, and are there
now, for the protection of life and the
preservation of peace.
They were sent on demand of the
sheriff of Franklin county, who said
in three different telegrams that he
was absolutely unable to preserve or
der. There has been no proclamation
of martial law. The sheriff asserts that
the presence of troops is still neces
sary. Both the adjutant-general and
assistant adjutant-general have visited
Gen. Scott was there before the
troop was sent, and Col. Reece has
just returned, and the department is
and will be fully advised of the situa
tion constantly by the officers in com
mand. Ship Partially Burned.
Oakland, Cal., Dec. 3. The ship Con
tinental, belonging to the Alaska Pack
ers' association, was partially destroyed
by fire Friday. Capt. Stannard and his
little stepson were the only persons on
board. The captain made a gallant
fight against the flames. He wa3 se
verely burned about the face and
hands. The vessel cost $30,0C0, and
the damage done amounted to $10,000.
Sam Parka' Coworker Kills Himself.
New York, Dec. 3. Oscar Haas,
formerly one of Sam Parks' lieuten
ants in the Structural Iron Workers'
union, ended his lit- by snooting. Haas
had trouble with the union some time
ago, and gave up his position as walk
Marshal of Inaugrural Parade.
Washington, Dec 3. Gen. John M.
Wilson, chairman of the inaugural
committee, has appointed LieuL-Gen.
i Adna R. Chs-ffee, chief of staff, U. S.
I A., to be grand marshal of the in
j augural parade.
Sermon by the "Highway and
(Copyright, 19M, by J. M. Edson.)
Chicag-o, Sunday, Dec. 4, 1904.
Text: "Brethren, my heart's desire and
prayer to God for Israel is, that they might
be sa-ed. I have great heaviness and con
tinual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish
that myself were accused from Christ for
my brethren, my kinsmen according to the
flesh." Kom. 9:1; 8:2. 3.
HE Gospel which
Christ has given
to the world is in
tensive and exten
sive Intensive, to
the point of mov
ing the Almighty
God to give His
best treasure to
earth, and leading
the Son of God to
give His life freely
for the sin of the
in that the whole
world was includ
ed In God's plan of salvation and in
that the sacrifice which Christ made
wrought redemptionfor all the world.
The terms in which Jest: is referred
to all through the Bible from the time
when God promised Abraham that in
him should all the nations of the earth
be blessed until John came crying:
"Behold the Lamb of God, which tak
eth away the sin of the world," are
those which reach out beyond Israel
Into all the world. This intensiveness
and exteiisiveness is the very heart of
the Gospel. It Is the conception of the
Gospel which every Christian should
have, and its spirit must pervade the
heart and life, if one is to do effectual
and faithful service for the Master. It
Is the man with the large vision that
aims the highest and goes the farthest.
The king who was looking for an ad
ministrator for his kingdom examined
each aspirant for the place and asked
what were his qualifications. Each had
much to say of himself and what the
kingdom was to be through his admin
istration. At last there came one with
modest, quiet manner, but with a far.
deep light kindling in the eye. His
vision was not of self, but of the king
dom, his qualifications were not those
of self-dependence and the assurance of
conceit, but rather of earnest, faithful
devotion to the vision of the high des
tiny of the kingdom. "Thou art the
man for whom I have been looking!"
exclaimed the king. "Into thy hands
shall be committed this trust." 1
JOSEPH in Egypt was prepared for
the large service by his vision of
the far-reaching commission and des
tiny of Egypt. Daniel in Babylon was
fitted for the control of the kingdom by
the revelation of the place that king
dom held in the plans of the eternal
God. Jesus was prepared to become
the world's Saviour by the realization
of God's purposes in Him for all the
world. And the Christian is equipped
and prepared for service by this same
vision, this same realization of the in
tensiveness and extensiveness cf the
glorious Gospel. This condition and
attitude of heart characterize the life
and writings of Paul. His ministry
everywhere, whether from the prison
cell at Rome or at Athens, or Corinth
or Ephesus where he preached to the
multitudes, throbbed and pulsated with
the intensity cf the Gospel's power to
save to the uttermost, arid its exten
siveness to reach out and enfold all the
needy world. It was from such a
heart, a heart filled with a realization
of the power and possibilities of the
Gospel, that there burst the cry: "My
heart's desire and prayer to God for
Israel is, that they might be saved.
I have great heaviness and continual
sorrow in my heart. For I could wish
that myself were accursed from Christ
for my brethren, my kinsmen accord
ing to the flesh." A heart burdened
for souls. So burdened that he would
gladly have given his life and his hope
if thereby the lost souls of his brethren
might be saved. It was the echo of
the cry of Moses in the wilderness, as
he asked God to blot him out of His
book if His mercy could not be extend
ed towards a sinning people.
THIS buroen for souls should rest
upon the heart of every Christian.
It Is not an experience which should
be confined to ministers and evange
lists, and a few of the more spiritual
church members, but is one which
6hould be manifested In every heart
that has felt the cleansing power of
Jesus' blood anl the quickening power
of His life. The burden for souls should
characterize the Gospel, rather than be
the unusual and infrequent expression
of that Gospel. But such burden can
come only as the soul catches a vision
of the lost world, hopeless and help
less in its sin, and forever separated
from God, and a vision of the Christ,
and the world-wide salvation which
He is able to olfer through the atone
ment which He made for gin. This
two-fold vision it is the privilege of
every Christian to have, and without
it he may not know the intensiveness
and extensiveness of the blessed Gos
pel. But let him have these two vis-
Ions, let him awaken to the intensity
of the life ar.d sacrifice of Christ and
the extent of His mission and such
a burden for souls will roll in upon his
heart as will send him forth a soul
winner, ihe me-savine crew, sta
tioned upon the rock-bound coast by
the government, would never be moved
to push out iuto the raging deep after
the perishing souls on the sinking ship
If from the lookout they turned their
gaze towards loved ones and life's
cherished hopes in the cottage resting
afely under the lee of the rock-ribbed
shore, Instead of searching the expans
of waters In the other direction for the
ship in need, for the men going down
to death in the black waters. They need
the vision of the lost ship and the per
ishinff souls to make them forget ev
erything else and send them out upon
their errand of mercy.
AND the Christian needs the vision of
a world perishing in its sin to bo
aroused to the work of rescue. He needs
to turn his eyes from the direction ol
the shore where all is safe and secure
and look out upon the engulfing waters
of sin, he needs to see the shipwrecked
souls tossing helplessly about and going
down to death; he needs to behold the
lowering clouds of God's Judgments
upon sin, to feel the fierce blasts of His
wrath against all urgodliness. Ah, how
complacently we view life, the world and
thejnen and women in the world! We
have the narrow, limited human vision
of things. We blind the eye and steel
the heart against the true vision whict
God gives us in His Word. God says:
"A world dead In trespasses and sins.'
We say: "A world so alive, and pro
gressive, and good." God says: "There
is none that doeth good, no not on"
"All have sinned and come short of the
glory of God." We say: "What an ex
cellent record man has written. How
proud God ought to be of him." We view
human life with complacency and satis
faction. We look Into the faces of ac
quaintances, friends, loved ores, and
smile and talk, and forget that within,
oh, too often! there is the perishing
soul. We live for time; we wear the eye
glasses which the present fits to our
eyes and through which, we see the world
in roseate hues; we forget that it is not
all of life to live or death to die. We
forget and are Indifferent while the
whole world Is a vast graveyard, with
perishing, lost souls masquerading in
the bright, attractive covering of the
human life. Oh, for the vision that will
help us to see as God sees: A lost world
instead of the attractive world in which
so much of our thought and desire and
ambition are centered! A sin-ruined
race, in spite of all the polish and veneer
which man can cunningly devise. But we
need a second vision. A vision not only
of the world's need, but of the world's
Saviour. What Joy to the life saver
when he sees the sinking man and is
able to put forth the strong arm and
drag him in safety from the hungry
death-waters. What Joy, what un
speaKame joy, comes to tne ennsuan
whom God has placed as a life saver
in the world, as he sses the perishing
soul and Is able to bring him safe to
the rock Christ Jesus. There is nevei
a case too hard for Jesus. Wait foi
the vision of the Christ who is mighty
AND this is the fruition of the bur
den which comes with the double
vision of the world's need, and the
world's Saviour: First, the Christly
leve which seeks. Second, the Christly
love which tells. Third, the Christly
love which wants to die. Some bur
dens crush, while others become step
ping stones to newer and better things.
Paul's burden gave birth in his heart
to a larger love, a deeper purpose, and
fuller consecration. The burden for
souls never leaves the heart bruised
and discouraged, nay, rather with it
comes the inflowing stream of Christ's
presence. With the burden for souls
there comes a sense of the love which
could bring the Son of God all the way
from Glory to this sin-cursed earth
seeking lost man, which could make
Him tell the blessed Gospel story with
His matchless life, and which could
bring Him gladly to the cross and the
grave. We talk of the love of Christ.
We say that we want it. But we never
can know that love until the burden
for souls fills our hearts with the
ysarning which will send us out into
the highways and the hedges seeking
the lost. We shall never know that
love fully until the burden for souls
fills our hearts with the message and
unlocks the lips that it may be given
forth. Nay, more, we can never know
that love in all its blessed fullness until
the burden for souls makes us cry out
to our God In our yearning, and long
to die if need be that souls may be
saved. Have you the love that seeks?
Have you the love that tells the glad
message of salvation everywhere"
Have you the love that would die in
order that souls may be saved?
THE burden for souls rested so
heavily upon Paul's heart that h6
had reached the superlative degree oi
Christly love. He felt as though he
would gladly surrender his hope in
Christ if thereby his brethren mighi
be saved. Death that there may b
life. It is the order established bj
God. "Except a corn of wheat fali
into the ground, it abideth alone, but
if it die it bringeth forth much fruit.'
This was the expression of Christ"!
love for the world. A dying that there
might be life, a sacrifice that there
might be a cleansing from sin. It is
the law which must govern the Chris
tian life if it Is to be fruiiful for the
Master. The burden for souls must
lead down into the grave cf a dead self.
We must be willing, yea anxious, to
die in order that out of the grave of a
dead self may spring the fru'tful
branch. Have you loved so as to go
out and seek? Have ycu loved and
then eagerly and gladly told the story?
You must love yet more. The burden
for souls must rest upon you so heavi
ly that you will be willing to have self
die with all its desires and ambltlon j
and have only God's perfect will rulint
in the life. Such consecration of self
will bring new power into the life,
and result in blessed fruitage of souls
for the Master. God grant that the
vision of the world lost in sla, and o
the Christ, the Saviour of the world
may bring its burden lor souls that
shall have Its fruition in Christliljj
love, which is eager to seek, bold tc
tell and willing to die, that souls may
A STARTLING DISCLOSE
MADE TO CONGRESSIONAL COM
MITTEE SENT. TO PANAMA.
COVER)! EM DEFRAUDED OF $150,000
Job Perpetrated by French Stock
dolders Members Assert That Esti
mates of the Cost of the Canal Are
Absolutely Worthless, and That It
May Cost Many Millions More Than
at First Supposed.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 5. Repre
sentative Shackelford, of Missouri,
member of the house committee on in
terstate and foreign commerce, will
throw a bomb into the house of the
fifty-eighth congress tomorrow in the
lorra of a resolution. The explosives
m the bomb were gathered while the
committee was in Panama looking
over the great Isthmiau canal property
at clcise range.
The resolution to be introduced to
morrow will ask congress to empower
tne committee on interstate and
i'oreisn commerce to investigate the
afraii;i of the Panama Railway Com
pany, going into every detail of man
agement, operation, condition of prop
erty, franchises and to ascertain ii
dividends have been paid to any stock
holders not authorized by law. The
committee also desires to ascertain if
the Panama Railway Company has en
tered into a contract with any steam
ship company or companies to nionoj
oli.e traffic in restraint of trade. The
resolution will set forth that the
United States is the owner of 98 per
cent of the shares of capital stock of
the Panama Railway Company, and
that congress should have knowledge
cf its affairs.
It is understood that the proposed
resolution of Representative Shackel
ford is based upon sensational dis
closures made to the committee on in
terstate and foreign commerce while
inspecting conditions in Panama. It
is understood that the United State?
suffered to the extent of $ir,0.000 in
the purchase of the Panama Railway.
nd that the loss thus sustained wa?
he result of a job perpetrated upon
this covernment by certain French
strckr.clders. It is claimed that after
tho United Slates had negotiated for
the purchase of the railway in ques
tion ihe old company declared divi
dends in excess of the gross receipts
to the extent of about $150,000. This
is understood to be one of the dis
closures which the committee pro
poses to show by its investigation.
That the whole Panama canal proj
ect has been fearfully handled up to
this time is practically the opinion of
Representative F. C. Stevens, a Re
public.tn. of Minnesota, a member of
the committee on interstate anrt
fnrrisrr" commerce. Hi3 statement?
are sensational. He claims that tho
estimates furnished up to date are not
worth the uaDer they are written or.;
that no man can determine at thi
stn"o of nrooedure what it will cost
the United States to dig the canal.
,nvth;-ir like an intelligent idea or
the vcixiness of the undertaking and
the necessary expenditures, in Repre
sentative Stevens' opinion, cannot be
arrived at until Chief Engineer Wal
lace ai:d Gen. Davis make their report.
Ho thinks the canal is just as liable
to osl a million million as it is $100.-
000,000. Ho thinks tnat tne istnmian
Canal Commission as at present or
ganize:! is a failure, save as to Chic"
Engineer Wallace and Gen. Davis.
Ho. thinks the commission should be
reorganized with a view to better ser
In the opinion of the Minnesota
representative there has been too
much sitting around in Washington
in drerss suits, while the real exigen
cies cf the canal situation wore al
lowed to suffer for lack of earnest oi
ficial attention. In contradistinction
to this nroeram he would have Pana
ma divided into five districts. am3
place one member of tne commission
in cha.-ee of a district. This arrange
ment, he thinks, will facilitate the
work of straightening out the tang:
in the canal zone.
A CRISIS AT HAND.
Black Sea Fleet to Pass the Darda
nelles in-Spite of England's Defi.
- London. Dec. 6. The St. Petersburg
correspondent cf the Daily Mail pub
lishes an interview with Admiral Ka
znnakoff, who states that, after a dec
laration to that effect, the Russian
Black Sea fleet will pass the Darna
nelles, confronting England with ai:
The admiral points out that stron '
reasons exist for the belief that t'-
British government will do nothing 5u
Reports received from Moscow res
tive to tho sudden movement of trooi-s
toward the Afghan frontier seem i i
bear out the belief that Russia vr- I
send her Black Sea fleet through ti i
Dardanelles and take her chance
about the consequences.
It Is stated upon good authority that
an entire division of Russian troopi
has left the Caucasus for the frontic-.
and the only explanation for th;?
move 13 offered by the fact that the
question of the passage of the fleet
has entered the acute stage.
To Stop Exports of Coal.
London, Dec. 6. The insurance cor
respondent of the Times, in today's
"It may be assumed that the British
government intends to stop all direct
exports of coal to the-Russian fleet.
The direct exports of steam coal to
the Russian fleet are trifling in com
parison with exports of similar coal
to Vladivostok, which merely come
under the head of conditionally con
traband trade. Yet the coal for Vladi
vostok is as surely intended for the
Russian fleet as those cargoes carried
direct to the vessels.