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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1903.
TRUSTS "HEREAFTER ORGANIZED."
By a vote of 245 to o. the lower house of congress
unanimously passes the Littlefield "anti-trust" bill.
The principal provision of the bill is to require pub
licity by company reports to the government in regard
to corporation operations and finances. But the peculiai
feature is that the bill is general and compulsory in its
operations only in regard to trusts; '"hereafter organ
ized!" ; ' .. .'",.-
The interstate commerce commission may in its dis
cretion call for reports from other corporations; if it
should feel specially moved that way: but the mandatory
feature applies only to the trusts of the future and not >b
those of today.
Congressman De Armond, in behalf of the Demo
cratic minority; asked for an amendment to incorporate
the words, "now or hereafter organized." But the Re
publicans could not stand for that. Publicity of the
present trusts, which have given such valiant service to
the Republican cause, would not be right; and the Dem
ocratic amendment was voted down— 70 to 96.
The people of the United States, who have labored
under the delusion that Republican "anti-trust" legisla
tion was aimed at existing trusts, need indulge in that
illusion no longer. It is only the trusts "hereafter or
ganized." the trusts that do not exist and may never
exist, that the Republican whip is cracked at. It is the
trust of the misty and visionary future, that is the "bad"
trust; and all the trusts of today are "good" trusts, ac
cording to the latest Republican interpretation.
The Democrats demanded that "publicity," that
great slogan of Republican administrative reform,
be applied to existing trusts —the Standard Oil trust,
-which last year declared nearly $100,000,000 of dividends
on $100,000,000 of stocks, as well as the steel trust with
its $1,500,000,000 of capitalization and the sugar and coal
and kindred trusts, favored by Republican tariff laws—
but the vote of 70 to 96. with 74 members dodging or
absent, kill the proposition to place the octopuses of the
present day and generation on the publicity programme. '
There are today something like a total of 300 trusts
in the United States, capitalized at about $8,000,000,000.
To force publicity from this grand army of octopuses,
layman would naturally think, would be vastly accept
able to the Republican administration and to the officials
of the country generally, who are interested with the
enforcement of the Sherman and interstate commerce
laws. That was what the Democrats thought; but how
mistaken was their idea! There were fifty or more Re
publican members who dodged the issue by retiring to
the cloak room or otherwise not voting, but there was
no long and loud Republican demand for such trust pub
licity—not enough demand on the part«©#Kthe entire Re
publican delegation to materialize into*one good affirm-"
alive vote. ,': . ' '&& ***?*
There were upwards of 200 trtmfe* capitalized*!***
$6,000,000,006 that are protected by;«ftepublican tariff
schedules, and as the result of such protection charge fai
higher prices to American than to foreign consumers.
The Democrats thought it a good thing to compel these
government favorites to make publicity reports. But
the Republican management thought otherwise by a ma
jority which settled the business.
Mr. Overstreet, in behalf of the majority, said they
wanted to "steer a middle course;" so the govern
ment could call upon an existing trust if it saw fit. This
means, of course, that if a trust is "bad," that is to say,
supports the "other fellows," it will get publicity and if
it is "good." i. c., supports the administration, it will be
In Dresden. Saxony, there are seventy-three people
of over ninety years of age. and an investigation has
been started to ascertain the secret of their longevity.
Here is a catalogue of interesting facts: All are mar
ried; practically all are of medium height; not one is
bald; all are toothless; few can read without spectacles;
most of them are deaf; all sleep eight or nine hours
daily; all except five are jolly and full of pranks; the
women arc in the majority; only part of the men smoke
most of the men and part of the women take their oc
casional schnapps, although the oldest of all, one hun
dred years old, is a total abstainer; all have excellent
digestions; but none of them is specially partial to fresh
air or bathing. Of the seventy-three, fifty are women
and twenty-three art men. If you wish to live long,
therefore, the above is your programme.
THAT ROCKEFELLER OPPOSITION.
One of the cheapest canards that the Republican
management has seen fit to send out from Washington
is the report that Rockefeller is actively fighting the
Littlefield "anti-trust" bill.
The bill passed by a unanimous vote—24s to o. Is
it to be supposed that a corporation whose dividends
reached the mountainous total of $100,000,000 last year
—a corporation that can muster 50 to 75 votes on any
bill it sees fit—a corporation which is one of the strong
est supporters of Republican policy and owes much of
its dividends to the protection of its bye-products in the
Dingley tariff—could not muster a single vote against
the Littlefield bill?
The result shows that Rockefeller was for the bill
and that every trust in the United States was for the
bill; for that is not a trust that is devoid of influence
that it cannot command a single vote in congress.
And why should they not be heartily in favor of the
Littlefield bill, a mfasure which punishes and applies to
only trusts "hereafter organized," and thereby extends
protection and immunity to trusts now organized?
The silliness of the Republican canard is seen in the
story itself. The report is that no less than six con
jgressmen have received telegrams signed, "John D.
Rockefeller," urging that no anti-trust legislation be en
acted. The text of the alleged Rockefeller telegrams
"We are opposed to any anti-trust legislation. Our
counsel, Mr. , w jh see you. It must be
Did anyone ever hear of an intelligent person, as Rock- \
efeller is supposed to be, undertaking to defeat legislation
by such a fool proposition as this? It is safe to say that
there was never a telegram sent to a legislator by a cor
poration lobbyist signed by the president of a great
corporation, except for the purpose of having the tele
gram delayed for a nurnose. The plain purpose in
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, MONDAY FEBRUARY 0, 1003.
i!\ia case was to assist the passage of the bill in ques
tion; as hr has every reasun to desire dune.
To kill two birds with one stone, namely, help the
passage of a bill which protects the existing trust by at
tacking the trust "hereafter organized," and at the same
time blind the public into thinking that the law was aimed
at existing trusts, looked such a nice game, that perhaps
for the first time in his history the Standard Oil presi
dent allowed his name to be publicly used in a legisla
tive deal, that his workers might display the magic
phrase "John D. Rockefeller" and thereby make the
Beginning with his entertainment by the king at
Windsor Castle, Gen. Miles has been the lion of the hour
in London and is being whirled through a programme
of entertainments at the hands of the British most high,
that has seldom been paralleled in history. Special trains
and special steamboats do his carrying, and the keys of
the kingdom are placed in his hands-—all of which the
carping and court-aping little non-combatants who do
military etiquette in the government war department and
never saw battle or felt a scar, would do well to note.
SHRINKAGE IN EXPORT VOLUME.
It is a fact of significance, but not one of great credit
or glory, that the exports of merchandise from the
United States for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 1902,
show marked decline, as compared with those of both
1901 and 1900.
In 1900 the high water mark of $1.477,946,113 —■
nearly $1,500.000,000 —was reached. This was the great
est export volume recorded by any nation in the history
of the world's commerce. In 1901 there was a slight drop
to $1,465,375,860; but in 1902 there is a shrinkage reach
ing over $100,000,000 and leaving the total at $1,360,
The current explanation is that breadstuffs are re
sponsible for the shortage. But that does not fully tell
the story. The shortage in corn and wheat accounts for
only a trifle over half of the deficit; while flour practi
cally held its own.
There was a loss of about $10,000,000 in the value
of the raw cotton exported; but the increased exporta
tion of cotton goods practically made up for this.
There is not much question that one of the chief
factors in the sharp reduction in export volume was the
overreaching of the trusts in stiffening the prices of their
wares. Co-operating with this is the hostility of Euro
pean countries which have begun to resist what they
term the '"American invasion."
Take the exports of iron and steel, for example, the
products that are controlled by the United States Steel
company. For the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 1900,
the total exports of iron and steel manufactures were
$1^9.633480, as compared with $102,534,575 in 1901 and
$97,892,036 in 1902. This is all the more significant in
view of the fact that finished products, like locomotives,
typewriting machines, sewing machines and machinery
and builders' hardware generally, which is not produced
by the steel trust, and yet are included in the iron and
steel total, exhibited marked growth in export volume.
The machinery and hardware items here named as not
produced by the trust showed an increase of fully
$8,000,000 in 1902 over 1901. This means a shortage of
$15,000,000 to $20,000,000 in the trust exports in each
of the past two years.
The beef trust is doubtless responsible for.a further
reduction in export volume, as the export business in
provisions is substantially a trust business. The aggre
gate shortage in the provision column is about $20,
In mineral oil the shortage in export volume is
$4,000,000, as compared with 1901, and $6,000,000, as
compared with 1900. So it appears that tTie Standard
Oil company also overshot the mark a trifle; and that
foreign opposition to the big octopus is being felt.
It is essential that the trust needs to pay close at
tention of the law which forbids charging more than the
traffic will bear. It may also be a good thing for the
trusts to stop and consider whether the foreigo».trade is
going to prosper under a tariff law which is^astile to
commerce. Less protection and more freedom- might
j>e better for the protected trust than for the ua^retected
TO THE HAGUE TRIBUNAL.
Minister Bowen has triumphed to this extent, that
he has forced the blockading allies to appeal to The
Hague international tribunal; and that is victory enough
for one man to achieve in a diplomatic contest with
three aggressive land-grabbing powers, like Great Bri
tain, Germany and Italy.
The world will now know once for all whether or
not in this enlightened twentieth century a programme
of bombardment and butchery entitles a nation to pref
erence over more peaceful nations in the settlement of
An international precedent will be established by
the highest source of international law, and that prece
dent will govern the future conduct of the nations. Each
claimant against Venezuela, and the United States,
France, Belgium, Spain. Holland. Denmark, Norway and
Sweden are included with the three blockading powers.
will name its representative and Venezuela will appoint
another, who will pass upon this question and doubtless
settle it for all time.
With seven peace nations and Venezuela against the
doctrine that a war settlement has priority over a peace
settlement, there ought to be little question as to the
outcome. It may almost be predicted in advance, that
the present case is the last in which world powers will
seriously set up that contention.
Doubtless the powers will seek to evade the plain
issue involved by asking for an adjudication on other
points. They may simply ask for settlement of the
point recently raised as between a six-months and a
thirty-day preferential in the collection of Venezuelan
customs. But Minister Bowen has it in his power to
name the ground of arbitration and he will naturally see
to it that the main issue is not obscured.
Another important victory is the lifting of the
blockade. This means that Venezuela will now be free
from the domination of the blockading allies in Ven
ezuelan waters and will have a chance to protect itself
successfully against the revolutionary party which kas
threatened the existence of the government.
A commentary upon the imperial government is the
announcement that Emperor William, with all his re
ported fearlessness, never moves, or lies down to sleep,
without the daily and nightly guard of 450 imperial po
lice and 200 plain-clothes men, who shadow and protect
his every movement. Is life worth living under such
bonds? Who would not rather be a plain American cit
izen? What is poorer than the king business?
The way for a literary man to get rich is to wait
until he is dead. An auction of Whittier's unpublished
stanzas and a few letters—stuff not considered worth
publishing while he lived—brought $10,000 the other
day. A, little poem on "School Boys,"-nine short stanzas
brought $540; a message from Lincoln brought $845 and
a letter from Tennyson brought $400.
Marconi is going to amend his wireless system so as
to cope with "potentialities beyond the drearys of sci
ence;" among other things, publish daily newspapers on
board ship. If he gets his "ads" and collects his sub
scriptions by wireless long-distance solicitation he cer
tainly will have attained the ambition quoted
A Chicago investigation into the cause of divorce 1
traces 25 per cent to the wife's bad cookery Does this
imply that one-fourth of the divorced males^of that town
-fell in love \viffc;somebody-<:lse's cook?
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f / Af BT. PAUL
"Th« Gay Ujcjrfl Qtex" at the Metro -
| I pclitan.
Originality may justly be claimed for
"The Gay Lord Quex," for it is a dis
tinct departure from the more fa
miliar types of society play. But that
this originality is in its favor is open
to question and as the piece was pre
sented at the Metropolitan theater last
night it can hqfrdly be said that it was
in all ways a pleasing performance.
Departure from the well beaten paths
appears to have been the ruling
thought of the author, and he has ac
complished his purpose, although in
doing so he has sacrificed naturalness
to an extent which puts his composi
tion into that class of plays for which
there seems to be no excuse.
There is no great moral lesson in
"The Gay Lord Quex" to excuse it as
an expose of the immoral side of so
cial life In high circles and the presen
tation is made with a boldness that
is startling, if not actually shocking.
Brandon Hurst, who appears in the
character of Lord Quex, is a finished
actor and personally is admirably suit
ed to the part; and to his efforts is
due much of the pleasure that the
Without any great strain upon her
capabilities or opportunity for great
things. Miss Sylvia Lynden treats the
character of Sophie Fullgarney skill
Miss Ann Washington as the duch
ess of Strood contributes scarcely lesa
than the two principals already named
to the success of the performance, and
of the rest of the payers it max. be
said that they are only acceptable.
"Kerry Gow" at the Grand.
Joseph Murphy, whose "Kerry Gow"
and Shaun Rhue" have been making a
bid for popular favor for over a dec
ade, may not appeal to some, and his
voice, a peculiar monotone, with no
inflection whatever and little accent
uation, may not find favor with the
most exacting, yet his two productions
are undoubtedly well received.
Last night Mr. Murphy inaugurated
the week at the Grand with the well
known Irish play, "Kerry Gow," and it
struck popular favor to the extent
that the gallery and the audience down
stairs vied with each other in extend
ing it and Mr. Murphy an enthusiastic
The story of "Kerry Gow" is too well
known in St. Paul to require repeating.
Sufficient to say that it is thoroughly
Irish, endowed with enough native wif
to make it entertaining and with suffi
cient heart interest to hold an audi
ence without fatiguing it. The play
has a "Kathleen Mavourneen" flavor
and this is sufficient to recommend it
to lovers of Irish drama.
Joseph Murphy is still the Dan
O'Hara of the story. As of old, he
deftly converts into a neat horseshoe
a shapeless piece of steel, dividing
the time with a rapid fire of pointed
jokes and native Irish wit, but his voice
jars. He looks the part, in fact, he
acts it—but that exasperating mono
tone fails to tell what the heart should
Mr. Murphy's support is very good.
Miss Mary Firmer makes an acceptable
Nora Drew. Rosy cheeks and a be
witching Irish air impart a true flavor
to the character aid are further en
hanced by faithful attention to de
An excellent interpretation of Ray
mond Drew is furnished by Franft
Donovan, the MaJ. Gruff of John Daly-
Samuel Coit in f:he role of Patrick
Drew does commendably with a char
acter that demands much.
"Kerry Gow" necessarily carries a
few villains and the parts that they
take in the story receive excellent ren
dition at the hands cf James E. Mul
vey and William T. Shee*han.
An Irish -breakdown and a vocal
number, both excellent, were contrib
uted by Miss-.Lillian Slorris and Miss
Inez BaVlow. Mr. Murphy accompany
ing with music from his anvil.
The feature of the attraction is a
blacksmith shop, in which Mr. Murphy
makes a horseshoe and deftly halls it
to a horse's hoof.
, Kyrle Bellew, the distinguished Eng
lish acton will appear at the Metropoli
tan Thursday, Friduy and Saturday of
this week. He will be supported by a
cast of .New York players in Harriet
Ford's dramatization "trf Stanley Wey
man's famous story, "A Gentleman of
"A Night on Broadway" at the Star.
Replete with fun, beauty and good
singing ia "A* Night on Broadway"
presented at Ihe Star this week by
Harry Morris' company. The show is
a musical con} ?dy and different from
the class of plays usually seen at the
Star. Instead t>f a burlesque, an olio
and an afterp»ce, there is a comedy
having a plot dealing with the sequel
of a carousal on Broadway.
Henry FHeder, candy manufacturer
and politician, gets into complications
through the exchange of a hat, and his
trouble, with several incidental occur
rences, is depicted in a succession of
funny situations. There is but one
specialty, tt*at of Frank Emerson, as
Harry Morjrfe, as Henry Fleider is the
feature and Tils handling of the part
was highly appreciated by the audi
ence yesterday. Mr. Morris is sup
ported by a company all the members
of which deserve credit for their clear
cut and effective acting. Mildred
Stoller as La Minarda makes a good
impression. Carl Anderson and Ed
ward Adams fill their roles well and
Mr. Adams evoked hearty applause
Nellie Fenton and Carrie Webber are
pretty and pleasing.
The production as a whole is meri
torious and the management of the
theater is to be complimented for se
curing it. The show is entirely free
from objectionable features.
President Getting Too Fleshy.
Special to The Globe.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. B.—
President Roosevelt is alarmed at his
rapid gain in flesh. He weighs near
ly, two hundred *. pounds and cannot
keep hi* avoirdupois down.
. Minnesota —Fair Monday. warmer In
west portion; , "Tuesday fair, colder in
west, probably snow In oast portion:
fresh to brisk south winds Monday
Upper Michigan—Fair Monday; Tues
day probably snow, variable winds.
I Wisconsin—Pair Monday, fresh west to
south winds;- Tuesday probably snow.
■■ lowa—Fair ? Monday; Tuesday rain or
snow. ;•, ■.. .> fe 1 \. ... ,_
Montana— Monday, colder in north
central : portijM^.ruesday fair.
: North Da^pp -Fair, warmer Monday;
■ Tuesday faliikfe'cfder.,- :.•-■:;
South Dakota -Fair,>~ warmer Monday; !
Tuesday fair. j| -*x*-.
St. Paul —TS 'Sterdaj-s temperatures, j
taken by th||TSited States weather bu
reau. St. PaijE W. E. Oliver, observer for
the twenty-four^iours ended at 7 o'clock
last, night—Barometer corrected for ter- i
perature and el« atlon. Highest tempera
ture, 25; low€st'|tenip«rature, 15;. average
temperature, 20; daily range. 11; barom
eter. 29.96; humidity, 89; precipitation
.01; 7 p. m., temnerature, 14; 7 p. m., wind
southwest; weailier.v cloudy.
Yesterday's T ntperatures—
• •.-' '■;- •SpraSigb-J v:,.j •SpmHigh
Alpena' *£<& 22 Kansas City . .36 40
Battleford , .t,.S! 34!Marquette ... 26 28 ■
Bismarck 1: .. .Its -0' Milwaukee ".. .24 28
Buffalo .. 2* 36lMJnnedosa ...14 32
Boston ••■.-.■'.... 4i 42! Montgomery .46 46
Calgary .S« 46; Montreal .....20 20
Cheyenne-;... 3« 3ftjNashvllle .V..40 60
Chicago ........2* 28|New Orleans .50 50
Cincinnati .--32 i6lNewYork city.3B 44
Cleveland ... .80 4Z|?Corfolk .....AS 60
Davenport ... 26 "< 28tNorth Platte .22 30
Dcs Mpines - ..26 28jOmaha ... .:.. 26 -30
Detroit .\ 26-28) Philadelphia .38 46
Duluth ......20 ?6Pitteburg .....30 44
Edmonton . ..32 42|Qu'Appelle ...22 24
Galveston . ...54 3 60lSan Francisco.so 54
Grand - Haven.^S ?;3« 3t?jLouis : : .. .34 36
Green Bay. ..22 ,3t)j Salt Lake City 24 26
Helena .. 34 42;;?te Marie r;..24 26
Huron ....... I^Washington .. .44-46
Jacksonville -.60 70|Winnipeg .... 6 24
-■-•*Washington, time (7 p. - m . * St. Paul). »
Appeal For a Lenten Revival
Issued by Central Commit
tee, Composed of Leading
Religious Workers of the
Country, Ministers and
Special to The Globe.
NEW YORK, Feb. S.—The central
committee of the Twentieth Century
National Gospel Campaign, of which
Mr. William Phillips Hall is chairman,
has just issued an appeal for a na
tional Lenten gospel campaign, ad
dressed to the Christian ministers and
leaders of America. The committee, in
this appeal, says:
Pursuant to the avowed purpose and
work of this committee of nromoting
a national gospel awakening," "through
existing organizations and agencies,"
for the spiritual, moral and social
rescue of the unsaved millions of our
beloved country, we send you. in the
name of our divine Lord, this our
fourth appeal for your prayerful, prac
tical and simultaneous co-operation
with us, and with all others who may
be likewise engaged in the great move
ment for which this committee stands.
We are encouraged to issue this call
just at the present time by the fact
that the manifest blessing of the Head
of the Church has rested upon the past
efforts of the committee in the way of
"inspiration and education." Those
who receive this appeal will see rea
son to thank God that in various move
ments in the line of aggressive evan
gelism, local and national, our sugges
tions and plans have been adopted and
carried out, and have helped, with the
blessing of God, to quicken the con
sciousness of evangelistic opportuni
ties and responsibilities in the minis
ters and members of various branches
of the Christian church. Everyone who
loves the Lord Jesus will be glad to
join in thanking God for the present
awakened interest, and in praying that
it may lead to the fulfillment of the
undoubted obligation of the churches
for the full and final execution, in
this generation, of the great commis
sion given by the risen Lord. We
therefore invite your prayerful atten
tion to the suggestions following:
National Lenten Gospel Campaign.
The Lenten season has of late years,
owing to the special emphasis placed
upon it by some branches of the
church, and the resulting temporary
staying of the tide of worldliness and
frivolity at that time, proved peculiar
ly favorable to the promotion of reli
gious interest. Its connection with
the death and resurrection of our
Lord increasingly recognized in all
branches of the church, would seem
to make it a most opportune time for
the quickening of Christians for spir
itual life and service.
We therefore respectfully suggest a
plan for making the most of this Lent
en opportunity this year for the fur
therance of the spiritual advance for
which the present crisis so urgently
Day of Humiliation and Prayer.
Would not every minister or leader
receiving this appeal do well to pre
pare for and initiate this movement by
making: Feb. 25, 1903. known as "Ash
Wednesday," a special day of humilia
tion and prayer? Let him invite his
people to join in confession and in
humiliation in view of past sins and
shortcomings and in supplication and
Intercession before God, on the basis
of Luke xi.. 1-13, for the blessings of
which the churches stand in such per
That the praying may not be cf
that general and indefinite kind that
never brings answer, the committee
enumerates some of the things for
which there is pressing call for prayer:
1. For a return to absolute faith In
the Bible as the inspired, authoritative
Word of God, and as furnishing the
churches their only credentials and mes
sage; and for an immediate revival of
earnest and systematic study of that
Word in order to learn what Gcd would
have us do In the present condition.
2. For a quickened sense of the sin
fulness of sin. and of man's lost and hope
less condition without Jesus Christ.
3. For a new vision of the greatness,
sufficiency and efficacy of the atonement
of Jesus Christ as the only hope for lost
4. For an overwhelming sense of the
obligation and responsibility, on the part
of every disciple of Christ, "for witnessing
to the lost soul—and to all lost souls he
can reach—of the saving power of Christ,
and urging the immediate acceptance of
salvation through him.
5. For a mighty outpouring of. and en
duement of the Holy Spirit that the
church throughout the entire nation may
be equipped to do her God-appointed
work in sharing the mission of the master
in seeking and saving the lost.
We think it would be well that on
that day the church doors should be
thrown open from morning until the
close of the evening service, and that
the Christian community be urged to
come in silence to the house of God, at
any convenient hour, and there in gen
uine travail of soul, pray for a national
and universal revival of the religion of
Observance of the Rest of Lent.
We beg to suggest that, following
the Day of Prayer, and continuing un
til April 10th, every Christian minis
ter, in his own church or in co-opera
tion with the ministers of neighboring
sister churches, undertake the work of
personal, positive evangelism among
the unsaved. Let evangelistic sermons
be preached, let special gospel music
be sung, let there be discreet and en
terprising advertising done through the
public press, circulars, cards, and bill
boards, so that the attention of the en
tire church shall be focused upon the
supreme work of winning men to
Christ. Let the gospel work be car
ried out in the cottages and shops and
halls of the community until every soul
shall receive the hearty personal offer
of Christ as a personal Savior.
We suggest that during a part or the
whole of this period Sunday and week
night evangelistic services be held in
the individual churches and in groups
of churches, in theaters, music halls,
opera houses, and other public meeting
places where non-church-going peo
ple may be reached by the Gospel of
In order further to emphasize public
ly the intense desire of Christians to
reach and make welcome the non
church-going people, we would suggest
that all church buildings be open to
the public each day, from morning un
til the close of services at night, during
the Lenten season.
Let every possible effort be made to
prove to the non-Christian public that
extraordinary sacrifice of effort, time
and money is being made by Christians
everywhere to lead men to a saving
knowledge of God in Christ Jesus.
We earnestly invite and appeal for
the active co-operation of officers and
members of all young peoples' societies
and other Christian organizations, in
carrying out this plan.
May we not ask the religious and sec
ular press to lend its influential sup
port and co-operation in the movement,
in making public this appeal, with a
plan of campaign, and to further the
beneficent work which it aims to ac
May we not ask every ministerial as
sociation, and other similar organiza
tions of clergymen and laymen, to take
this matter energetically In hand at
each local point, and let the coming
month of March witness, in God's
GIVE A HONUMENT
The Daughters of the Confederacy have presented to the city of Balti
more a magnificent bronze group typifying Southern valor, heroism and
endurance during the great Civil war, and the brave part taken by South-
T™ ™m<?fl the f rein. The group is nine feet high and weighs 5,000 pounds.
The magnificent piece of work was shipped to Baltimore Feb. 5.
good pleasure, the greatest evangelistic
uprising that has ever taken place in
the history of the Church of Christ in
Personnel of .Qommittee.
The committee is willing and will
be glad, as far as it can, to assist with
suggestions or plans of work along
the line of this appeal, and invites cor
respondence with those ministers and
leaders who wish to co-o"p~eTate in the
movement, -and *by so' doing assist in
promoting further this great wqrk for
the Master, upon which the life or
death of the natfon and the church
may depend. The address is signed
by the national central committee of
the Twentieth Century Gospel Cam
paign, William Phillips Hall, chairman,
whose address is 113 Fulton' street,
New York, and the names of the com
mittee are: Rev. Francis E. Clark,
D. D.; Rev. John L. Withrow, D. D.;
Rev. A. C. Dixon, D. D., ajid Mr. H.
M. Moore, Boston; Rev. D. J. Burrell,
D. D.; Rev. D. S. Gregory, D. D.; Rev.
R. S. Mac Arthur, D. D.; Rev. S.
Parkes Cadman, D. D.; Rev. B. Shaw,
D. D.; Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman, D. D.;
Rev. John F. Carson, D. D.; Rev. Louis
A. Banks, D. D.; Rev. T. S. Hender
son, D. D.; Gen. O. O. Howard, Mrs.
Margaret Bottome, and the Messrs. An
derson Fowler, John Willis Baer, Rich
ard C. Morse, John R. Mott, D. W. Mc-
Williams, James Talcott, John M. Cor
nell and John M. Huyler, New York;
Bishop Rondthaler, Salem, N. C; Hon.
John Wanamaker and Mr. John H.
.Converse, Philadelphia; William R.
Moody, East Northfteld, and Dr. L. L.
Doggett, Springfield, Mass. The sec
retary of the committee is Mr. F. H.
Jacobs, and the treasurer Mr. Duncan
D. Parmly, with headquarters in Ful
ton street, New York.
Camp Hardee Hopes the Hanna Pension
Bill Will Pass.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala,, Feb. B.—Camp
Hardee, United Confederate Veterans, to
day passed the following resolutions in
dorsing the bill in the senate allowing
pensions to ex-slaves:
"That we heartily indorse this bill and
sincerely hope that congress will act upon
it and give to all worthy ex-slaves in real
r.eed a pension sufficient to keep them
from .suffering and want. A most kindly
feeling, almost that of comradeship
prompts us to express ourselves in this
matter, realizing the fact that the South
ern slave was not the cause by any act
of our own of shedding one droD of blood
On the contrary ,he remained on the farm
peaceably and quietly laboring day by
day without reward. Since then he has
been law abiding and industrious and"
the smallest number has been guilty of
crime. "We feel that the United State 3
and Confederate soldiers will go down in
history as honest in their convictions."
MRS. GIBSON FAILS
TO GET THE MONEY
Judge Refuses to Receive Copy of Mil-
lionaire's Will for Probate.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. B.—Judge
fcippert today refused to receive for
probate the copy of the will of the late
John McCormtck Gibson, millionaire,
in which he made Miss Henrietta Ce
celia Wolfe his heiress. Miss Wolfe
married him on his death bed and he
died a week later. The original will
could not be found and a copy made
from a stenographer's notes was pre
sented. The court said the copy was
shown to be a true one, but the evi
dence did not show that the testator
had not revoked the will. By this de
cision the estate of Gibson is inherited
by his mother and brother.
WASHINGTON, Feb. B.—The National
Museum today received a meteorite
weighing 350 pounds, which was recently
found on a farm in Christian county,
Ky. While it measures barely a foot arid
a half in length or breadth, it la so
,heavy that it- required several men to
Fred B. Smith Warns Large
Audience of Men of Its
Social impurity was the subject dig
cussed at the Y. M. C. A. convention
meeting in the Central Presbyterian
church yesterday afternoon. Though
advertised "for men only," there was
not a word in the whole address which
might not have been spoken from any
pulpit or platform to a mixed audi
ence of men and women.
Not only was the church packed to
the doors, but the school room annex
and balcony were also crowded and a
number were unable to gain admission.
A good musical programme added to
The speaker of the afternoon, Fred
B. Smith, of New York, is a powerful
ly built, enthusiastic man who, while
not by any means eloquent, is very
impressive, as was shown by the large
number of men who at the close of
the meeting made open profession of
conversion. There were some three
hundred of these, and for their benefit
a short after service was held.
Mr. Smith classes the three great
vices of the age as gambling, which
he terms an euphonious name for steal
ing; intemperance and impurity. For
the gambler and the man who is in
the grip of the drink habit he pro
fessed every sympathy, but said he had
none whatever for the young man who
was "fooling" with liquor with thfi
idea that it would do him no harm.
A young man of this type, he de
clared to be an unmitigated fool who
ought to have a guardian appointed
to look after him, as certainly the top
of his head must be an open cavity
if, in the light of what was known of
the terrible results of the drink habit,
any one would deliberately thrust
himself into its grasp.
But impurity was the greatest and
most dangerous of all the vices, not
only because it attacked every man,
but for the further reason that in its
discussion the two greatest forces in
modern morality, viz: the press and
the pulpit, were muzzled and could
not speak out openly as they did
against other evils. The dangers of
impurity, he said, were due first to
innocence and Ignorance, and after
wards to viciousness, finally resulting
in the "hog degree," which was the
lowest and most wicked type of man
kind. He dealt briefly with the moral
and physical results of vice, the low
ering of ambition and dissemination
of disease, while untold injury was In
flicted upon Innocent persons led
The remedy he suggested for the evil
of impurity was the assertion of a
man's manhood coupled with constant
appeals to God for help, and he partic
ularly impressed upon the audience the
absolute requirement of refusing to
listeii to or relate foul or indecent
stories, while men seeking to be pure
should in every way avoid those
places frequented by the impure.
Mr. Smith will speak tonight at the
Minnesota university at 7 o'clock.
The evening service at the Central
Presbyterian church, which wound up
the convention, was also largely attend
Missionary Work Among Indians.
NEW YORK. Feb. B.—Bishop Hare,
Episcopal bishop of the Dakotas.
preached this afternoon at the Church
of the Incarnation on the work among
the Indians In his jurisdiction. Bishop
Hare traced the history of the Niobra
ra league from its inception thirty
years ago. The missionary work has
been successful, he said, and at the
present time there are eighty-five con
gregations, with both, native and white