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Pre3byter:an Assembly Commit
tee Condemns Sunday Open
ing of Coast Show.
to facilitate the religious observance
of servant. The assembly Is recorded
sa requesting the faculties of colleges
and seminaries not to schedule any
rec'tations for Monday mornings in
i order that students may not be tempt
ed to use Sundays to prepare such
Under the head of victories durtrg
the year the committee called atten
tion to the passage by New York and
come schools for crime and bestiality,
and are thus self-prepetuating.
"It has Increased disease and pov
erty. Amid the depressing and un
natural Influences of the jail, men be
come easy victims of disease, espe
cially tuberculosis. Ex-convicts are less
able to earn a livelihood for themselves
or their families."
In the recommendations the commit
tee urged the support of the Presbyter
ian denomination for the plan of "pro-
.C!-.!raEO. III.. May 21. "King George
of Fcgland ha esraMished the rule
Massachusetts of one dai's rest in
seven laws. Modifications of theRe I bation for ordinary casual offenders
lav s are contemplated in bills Intro-j and imprisonment for life of vicious
duoei or about to bo introduced, de-1 and incorrigible criminals. We disap-
! prove." it read, "of the practice of
tor bimseif and his family never bytrian, to take 'a flrm g.aad againRt imprisonment of persons merely be
trzvel m Sunday unless it is absolute-1 hny weakening of the acts. The rec-c,LU8e ' their Inability to pay fines.
It necessary. Would that in uurconn-jcrd of observances cf the Sabbath in-j deeming such a practice an unjust dls-
officials of pur govern-; """le" n diverse mentions as t hat : v "-" ,," '
York nrinn keener, taklne " cuiiuemu uuqudinicu.;
try the tipb
,r v i . . : . . i. ...it
lone dav off every week, and IfiO.ow)
tins, would aiopt the same rule and , p. d KnfsUad mlUimf.n petitioning
n an example to the American peo.jthir customers to be contented with
r'.e. A!aa. it f. cot so at resent." J one delivery S:;nday morning.
Th committee on Pabba'h rbserv- I "'iovernment is but the sum of in
ace of the Presbtteriaa gnrral av 1 divlduals which cannot do as a whole
seablv. in ,-,ficm here, drew this ron-jwhat l" forb!ddn to its members. We
cm: -eda- in iu rpr,rt The results A1"1 nothing in the teaching of Christ
r '. 5.1 rears- wrrk r,f r, s.hh.th n, v wnif ii auuionzes or suggesis in- ngni
Observance committee were la 11 b
ONE AIM TO RIGHT
President Wilson Insisting on
Settlement of Land Ques
fere the asscniM;.
I of government to revenge itself on its
d' llnrjuent members."
'kfrwa cause for rejoiring . the p. j ortls '"r P'!J? with delinquents
cf Sunday rest laws bv 47 states. ' ',ri"on refornl committer of the Pres-.
prison contract system, and call upon
every state to abolish it.
"We approve the honor system in
use in many of our states, under which
convicts are employed upon outdoor
"We deem it of the greatest im
portance that the qualifications of
judges of the criminal courts should
include a knowledge of social and in
dustrial conditions, in order that they
may be properly equipped for dealing
but Icsued a circumstantial rebuke to
' byterian general assembly submitted
-v ,. ,. . a report todav condemning virtually
re management of the Panuma-Paci'io , , ,. , '
. the entire operation of the penal sys
tem i.i this country, both courts and
prisons. The entire structure is erect
ed on the failary that a prison is a
place of punishment, the report de
clared, stating further that the best
outlook at present is through the ex
tension of probation and honor sys
tems. ( rte pit" itm ronnrt read "It
l-aai to eeP cpen Sunday. N a practlcai impossibility for govern
. W" h?:tancy." the report n)pnt tf p,mKh offenders in such a way
assertr a. on the part of fome ortanir.- . , - ...... j i. v.i n .n
acns to participate in a congress i.i Mo3ev anrf influence are of decided
wcnecTKm wi-h an ex-osi:ion the af)vantaee in defending against crimi-
" wnicn would le open on Sun- nal nrosecutions. There Is. moreover.
but in viw of the fart that Call-1 .P-n, nrlnnra nmnnr ludees in their
exprsit'on fr,r jlanr.ir.g to op?n Its
ea:e on ?OTday.
A number of Sunday nbservarre or
Cnizatiors seririwiy mdit?.tei refus
ing to take rny part in the in days'
Lord's day cenfe-crjoe to b hld at
the PaMia-PaciPr expoiiit-cn. it was
declared I3 th? rcpor ". on account of
their repi.-pnanre to the exposition
Surprising Statement Made by
Dr. Salmans, Returned
rn.a is rae only state without a Sab- severity or leniency, and the particu
Hth aa,i ja fD nope that ,h, con-' jar humor In which a Judge happens
FTm wocid be Influenzal In obtain!ng ;to be. often determines the penalty."
t passage of such a law, the Lord's j The conclusions of the committee
y AU'ance decfrjed to take part in : concerning prisons were thus stated:
tt congress, reserving, however, the ; -As might naturally he expected
r-at to enter reso!i:TJMig of protest ;cf a fiystern bused upon a wrong prln
Eint having the exposition oren ou ; ciple. our penal system has utterly fail
Haadayt. Pl to accomplish the purpose for
Tie exposition thus far has not ask-; which it was intended.
w a government graat. It wu de
'wi in the report. In crder that the
tovernment might not make Sunday
elosing a condition of its support.
Ceaeral adoption cf a Saturday balf
tolHay as g'ving opporrunity for
Ptparafoa fcr the Pabbath was ad
jcuted in the resolutions which closed
report Families are urged Cot to
Jrcy nvth!iig on tbe Sabbath, to re
"in from reading Sunday papers and
"It bas not reduced crime or law
lessness. Uoth appear to be con
stantlv increasing. Our penal Instltu
tiens by compelling their inmates to
live unnatural lives, separated from
every influence which naturally tends
to elevate and improve men, are little
calculated to normalize those who are
abnormal or subnormal.
"Through the association of the pro
fessional and the amateur. Jails be-
Makes delicious home-baked foods
ol maximum qualify at minimum
cost. Makes home baking
pleasant and, profitable
That mediation probably will not
cure Mexico's ills is the opinion of
Dr. Levi n. Salmans, who has Just ar
rived In New York from Gunajuato,
Mexico. Dr. Salmans has lived in
Mxlco for nearly thirty years as a
medical missionary under the Method
ist board of Foreign Missions.
"The policy of mediation." says Dr.
Salmans, "has already somewhat re
lieved the irritation by indicating to
the Mexicans that we are ready to act
fairly. It will not. however, influence
Huerta to resign from the presidency,
nor coerce the rebel leaders to offer
a truce to the dictator. '
"The warring factions In Mexico to
day can hardly be expected to reach a
mutual agreement and set up a united
government for the country, unless
help comes from the outside.
"Many Mexicans are not unfavora
bly disposed to American interven
tion, because they realise that the ob
ject of such Intervention is not to ex
ploit but to help.
"To say that the cry 'Down with the
gringoes' is on the Hps of every. Mexi
can I3 grossly unjust. The Americans
asa whole are loved and respected by
Mexicans to degree but little under
stood In the United States. This es
teem has been built up within the past
"All along it has been the desire
that the Americans remain In the
country. A most kindly spirit was
shown by Mexican public officials and
soldiers at the time of the departure
or American refugees from the interior
to the coast cities.'
Alpha Couple Wed.
Alpha, 111.. May 23. In the presence
of home folks Miss Stella Calkins and
David Carlson both of Alpha, were
married at the home of the bride
Wednesday, evening. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cajk
Ins, the former a well to do retired
President Wilson will not lift his
band from the Mexican situation until
he is assured that the wrongs suffered
by the great mass of the people there
are in process of satisfactory adjust
ment. In his opinion, these wrongs
originate in the present inequitable
distribution of the land and the efforts
of its owners and foreign adventurers
to exploit it.
He will insist on a settlement of the
land question by constitutional means
as a preliminary to the establishment
of nu orderly and righteous govern
ment. These are 'the ideas which Mr. Wil
son has set up to guide him in his
Mexican policy, according to an au
thorized interview which appears in
the current number of the Saturday
Evening Post. They are an expansion
of his recent declaration at the funeral
of the men who died at Vera Cruz that
the United States has gone into. Mex
ico for the sake of humanity.
They are the president's answer to
the query as to what he proposes to
do after Huerta has been eliminated.
He declares they will be carried out
no matter what the result of the medi.
ation of his differences with General
"My ideal,' the president says, "is
an orderly and righteous government;
hut my passion is for the submerged
85 per cent of the people of that re
public, who are now struggling toward
"It is a curious thing that every de
mand for the establishment of order in
Mexico takes into consideration, not
order for the benefit of the people of
Mexico, the great mass of the popula
tion, but order for the benefit of the
old-time regime, for the aristocrats,
for. the vested interests, for -the men
who are responsible for this very con
dition of disorder.
"So one asks for order, because or
der will help the masses of tbe people
to get a portion of their rights and
their land; but all demand it so that
the great owners of property, the over
lords, the hidalgos, the men who have
exploited that rich country for their
own selfish purposes, shall be able to
continue their processes undisturbed
by the protests of the people from
whom their wealth and power have
"The dangers that beset the repub
lic are held to be the Individual and
corporate troubles of these men. not
the aggregated Industries that have
been heaped on this vastly greater sec
tion of tbe population that are now
struggling to recover by force what
has always been theirs by fight.
"They want order the old order,
but I say to you that the old order It.
dead. It is my part, as I see it, to aid
in composing these differences, so far
as I may be able, that the new order,
mblch will have its foundation on hu
man liberty and human rights, shall
It will be the settled policy of the
president, according to hia interviewer,
to keep Mexico territorially intact.
The United States mill not seek to
gain a too', of territory under any pre
text and while legitimate business In
terests will be encouraged no aggran
disement by American investors or
adventurers or capitalists will be per
mitted. He will insist on a constitu
tional settlement of the agrarian ques
tion under some such scheme, perhaps,
as was followed in New Zealand.
When he was asked whether hi&
plans for helping the Mexican people
would be carried out in the event of
successful mediation President Wilson
"I hope so, for it is not my inten
tion, having begun this enterprise, to
turn back unless I am forced to AO
so until I have assurances that the
great and crying wrongs the people
have endured are in process of satis
"Of course it would not do for us
to insist on an exact procedure for the
partition of the land, for example, for'
that would set us up in the position
Mobs and Demonstrations Evi
. dences of Demand for Equal
Tokio, Japan. May 23. Everything
in Japan today indicates, to use the
words of a leading Japanese newspa
per, that "Japan is in the midst of a
silent but great struggle between the
democratic forces and the conserva-
of dictators, which we are not and tive and bureaucratic machines." The
return to power of Count Shigenobu
never shall be; but it is not our in
tention to cease in our friendly offices
until -we are assured that all those
matters are on their way to success
Every phase of the present situa
tion and its ultimate settlement, ac
cording to the ideals of the president.
is based on the condition that those in too much to say thatthe recommend
de facto control of the government 1 ation of Count Okuraa as premier by
Okuma, who has astonished his best
friends by the radlcalism-of his utter
ances in the past few years, shows
that democratic forces have won a sig
nal victory for the moment. It is not
de facto control of the govern
must go before Mexico can realize
its manifest destiny. He regards tbe
situation as somewhat similar to that
In France before the revolution.
"The function of being a policeman
in Mexico has not appealed to our peo
ple. Our duty is higher than that.
If we are to go in there, restore order,
and immediately get out and invite a
repetition of conflict similar to that
which is in progress now, we-had bet
ter have remained out."
The president considers this a great
opportunity to prove to the world that
the Monroe doctrine Is not an excuse
for gaining territory but to advance
the cause of human liberty.
"And eventually," Mr. Wilson' says,
"I shall fight every one of these men
who arc now. seeking and who will
then be seeking to exploit Mexico for
their own selfish ends. I shall do
what I can to keep Mexico from the'.r
plundering. There shall be no indi
vidual exploitation of Mexico if I can
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GERMAN CATHOLICS TO
MEET AT EDWARDSVILLE
A number of delegates from here will
attend the 22nd annual convention of
the Federation of German Catholic So
cieties cf Illinois, opening tomorrow at
Edwardsville and continuing through
Tuesday. The chief business to come
before the' societies will be the adop
tion of a new name for the association
and the incorporation of the body.
Other business to be considered in
cludes creation. of a young men's sec
tion, election of officers, proposal to
recognize the Christian Sollttarlst of
Springfield as the official organ of the
society, and the broadening rff the leg
islative work, cf the association.
the few remaining e'der statesmen of
the empire was really out of deference
to the voice of the people.
I The elder statesmen, or genro, had
previously selected Viscount Kipoura
in an attempt to keep the reins ot
government in the hands of the bureau-1
cratg and reactionaries, but the pro
test from the different groups in the
house of representatives was so strong
that Kiybura was forced to abandon
his task of forming a cabinet. At the
same time the genro, who now number
fewer than half a dozen very aged
men, were severely condemned by the
press as no longer representing the
new Japan which desired that the gov
ernment should pass from the hands
of a few men into the hands of the
people. Count Okuma himself had
been a member of the genro, but his
radicalism mads him no longer wel
come among the bureaucrats and he
The astonishing feature of this most
remarkable chapter in recent Japanese
history is the shift from a man of the
Kiyoura type to Count Okuma. The lat
ter has always Joyfully preached his
belief that he 'Will live to be 125 years
old. This gives some inkling of the
Jocular, democratic nature of the man
hiruse'f. When he formed h's cabinet
he called the newspaper reporters into
his office and said: "Now I want you
to give us a fair chance. My mission
is to remove all the forces of bureau
cracy which have impeded the prog
ress of constitutional government, es
pecially when it has joined hands with
the so-called political parties. I a in
goln gto be the captain. The crew
and passengers must trust the captain.
I have a good deal to do. I am an old
sea commander, but if I keep aboard'
too long I wi:i have to take back my '
old declaration about living to be 125." '
The new premier Js .now 75.
Count Okuma said be wanted to get'
rid of the .evils 'of clan government -and
clan favoritism. He wanted to
stop the friction between the army
and navy and establish harmony on T
questions of national defense. He would'
stop all corruption. He was optimistic
about Japanese - finances, believing it '
to be on a healthy and sound founda
tion.. ' He would try to make it still
more stable. .The people were heavily
burdened with taxes, but this was to
be relieved by administrative reforms
he had In mind.
The new premier has gathered about
him a striking corps of ministers. Bar
on Ti-kaaki Kato, the foreign minister,
is one of the ablest men in Japan to
dty. He has served in the office before
and wag . once ambassador to Great '
Britain. He is regarded as a forceful
diplomat and as the probable heir to'
But perhaps the most interesting "
personality in the new cabinet is Yukio '
Ozakl, former mayor of Tokio, and one
of the, leaders of the opposition in the "
lower house. He has been warring al-.
ways for a more representative gov
ernment, and he is especially oppoe4
to the domination of the army and."
navy class. . He has Just written a 1
series-of papers on constitutional gov-.
ernment with such headings as "Clan
influence in lawmaking," "How the peo. -1
pie have been kept under control,'' and'
"The navy must be cleaned before It
He declared that the true constitu
tionalists in Japan demand a fair field
and no favor. "At present," he said, :
"they are bound hand and foot In tbe
iron chains of lawg and regulations;
and conventional official ideas, whil
tlielr opponents are quite free under
the protection of the same laws and
The reformer concluded: "All inteli
Hgent observers have recently noticed
great changes in the political phychol.rv
ogy or Japan, but few see Its tru
cause. The mobs, the demonstrations
and all kinds of excitement have butt
ons root cause, namely, the strong de-'A
sire and Increasing struggle for equal :
opportunities." ' s . l"i
Buried at Csntralia.
Cambridge, May 23 The remains of ;j
Mrs. Martha Ann Evens, wife ot Rer. i
week, were taken to Centralta. I1L, tor -s
burial. Deceased was 44 years of
age. She leaves 6 children and her
husband to mourn.
El Evens, minister of the Baptist
urch at this place, who died this J
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