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STATE JOTJKXAL. FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 25. 1894.
5 THE RAFTERS RANG With tlie Singing of the Cliristian Endeavorers. A CYCL03E OF EKTHUSIASM At the Blc Meetings an Myriad Brtcbt Bemuki-Tw Tfcoaiud IpIIere. "Will all the speakers and all those that can sing', please come up here on the platform, now," said L. L. Roby, the state secretary. That ia what the great Christian Endeavor state convention be gan with at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The First Presbyterian church waa crowded. "Now, let's all rise and sing All Hail the Power of Jesus' Xame,"and the audi ence sang- it with an enthusiasm that made the docorations nutter. Prof. Sam uel Tracy was a good leader. It ii indeed inspiring to hear an audi ence of 2,000 singing the grand old gos pel hymn-, and especially these young Christians. "The people of Topeka are always glad to welcome all things that are good," said Mayor Harrison. "There are two things I like about this society. I like the -society of young people,' and I like the 'society,' because you are tne people from among all the people. "the question is often asked: What church would Christ join if he were on earth? I say, none! What political party would he join? I s-ty, none! "If he joined any association he would join the Christian "Endeavorers." And such applause at the close of his speech of welcome was never heard in Topeka. Christian Endeavorers don't applaud like they were afraid of being sacrilegious. They applaud ju-it like a political convention; only more so. Some of the young ladies unable to control their fetlinga squealed in their delight. This maie things interesting. Rev. W. L. Byers of Xorth Topeka, said: "Everybody, from Susan B. Antho ny down to Simpson comes to Topeka. "Yon are not here lise some, to get offices to advance their own cause, nor like the Coxeyites who wish to plunder. 1 wel come you in behalf of the pastors and churches of the city." The songs of the convention are very well selected and the way they are sung shows that everyone means what ha or she is singing. The delegates are "tick led to death" with Topeka and her peo ple. Rev. A. F. Irwin of Hutchison said: I believe this is the best governed city In the United States. We are glad to come to Topeka. We are not like a crowd that came up here two years ago, led by Douglass,Dunsmore and the deviL The people of Topeka learned to like sensational things, but our forces will not harm your city." And they don't look like they would. Rev. F. E. Clark, the national presi dent of the Christian Endeavorers, was present and when introduced they didn't cheer him, or clap their hands. They gave him even a more hearty welcome than that they gave him the Chautau qua salute. The Chautauqua salute is like this: Somebody highly to be honored ia in troduced. Suddenly the whole human sea is ruffled with an inaudible wind which tosses it into foam. The whole house flashes white, like a popper full of corn at the right moment. The means everybody waves his or her handker chief. Dr. Clark is a tine looking man of me dium height, with sideburns slightly tinged with grey. He is a good talker, lie told of his work somewhat in this country and in Australia. He wears the gold emblem of the society on his watch chain. A good sized diamond is set in Jhe center of it. But the most Interesting services that the Endeavors have are the prayer meet ings. They enjoy them as much as the small boy does a nice big piece of bread and butter with sugar on it, when he's hungry. Rev. C. A. Forbes led the prayer meet ing. "Now, I would like about seven short prayers," and thev were given quickly. They weren't 'the loifg, dry prayers that are sometimes heard. They were practical prayers. At the Kvenin- Metting. "Can't you find any more chairs?" was the cry last evening at the First Presby terian church. The answer invariablv was, "No, there are no more." Rev. W. L. Byers invited those who were stand ing to go to Representative hall, as there were plenty of seats there. But nobody wanted to go. The Wichita chorna sang a pretty melody with appropriate words Bet to it. Rev. W. C. Veazie thanked the Lord for pleasant weather. "I want to introduce a man who won't make a speech," he said. He introduced to th audience, the treasurer, Mr. Geo. O. Foster, of Lawrence. He made a bow and Rev. Mr. Byers said that he hoped all who hadn't paid up their dues, would hunt up Mr. Foster and settle with him. Prof. D. S. Kelly's annual address as the retiring state president of the so ciety, was interesting.' He is a nervous man, and talks rapidly. He urged the societies to try to quell any discord that might be in the societies by praying with those who are not in ac cord with the others. He congratulated the delegates from Kansas City, Kans., on their efforts in trying to blot out the gambling eviL The closest attention was paid to the speaker, and his remarks seemed to fjust suit the Endeavorer3. There were fully 2,200 pairs of eyes riveted on the presi dent, and that many pairs of ears intent upon hearing every word that waa spoken. Some of the absent-minded ones sat with their mouths open. Christian Endeavorers like to give their money to the advancement of the cause of Christ. When the "hat" was passed the En deavorers, and their friends for there were lots of friends there .put in their part. The main feature of the evening, of course, was the address of Dr. F. E. Clark. Rev. Mr. Byers sDoke of him in introducing him, as "the father of Chris tian Endeavor." He said: "I am heartily in favor of this mother's Christian Endeavor movement. We have a Junior League, and there ought to be a Mother's C. E, for there ought to be something jf or everyone to do." He paid a tribute to Topeka, its Chris tian Endeavor societies. He held that consecration was a very important feat are in the life of a society. Dr. Clark is the author of numerous Christian En deavor tracts, and has traveled all over world. Dr. Clark talked for over an hour, but the Christian Endeavorers didn't get tired. They could have listened to him all night. A small matter of time is nothing to the Christian Endeavorers; they are working for eternity. Miss Margaret Horne sang "The Work er," in a forcible manner. She pleased the audience very much with her rendi tion of the solo, which was sung as one of the contest numbers at Hutchinson. A novelty that was introduced was the singing of "At the Cross," as the im mense crowd dispersed. The" Endeavor ers sang it for at least a block after leav ing the church. At Representative Halt. While the constitutional and legally organized Christian Endeavor conven tion was playing to a packed house at the Presbyterian church, about a thous and christians endeavored and success fully to get into Representative hall at the capitol, where an overflow conven tion had been advertised. Historic, war-scarred Representative hall was not itseif last night. It is doubtful if Speaker Douglass or Speaker Dunsmore or Bill Hjggins would have recognized it. A big banner was sus pended from the center chandelier bear ing the inscription "For Christ and the Church." Society emblems were every where. Where party enthusiasm was wont to raise the roof, such songs of praise as "Onward, Christian Soldier" tilled every nook and corner of the vast halL The atmosphere in the hall, which is usually akin to that of a jury room and blue with tobacco smoke, was last night filled with an air of spirituality and de votion and the choicest perfumes. Rev. J. Ii. Thomas was the "speaker" of the service, and he recognized Iiev. J. F. Cowan, the gentleman from Pittsburg, Pa., who made an able and scholarly ad dress on "Methods, Principles and En thusiasm." Prof. D. S. Kelly of Lyon county made the president's annual address. Speaker Thomas led the singing and "joilied" the people into giving a liberal collection. At tlie Church This Mornine- The Endeavorers filled the First Pres byterian church again this morning and many had to stand up back of the pews. It wasn't a sleepy, drowsy audience either. Almost all of them had attended the sunrise prayer meeting at the First Christian church, the Central Congrega tional church, and the North Topeka Congregational church. They were bright and cheerful. They didn't look cross Christian Endeavorers learn to be cheerful; that's the first and most important thing to learn. National President Dr. F. E. Clark said: "You all know about the Coxey armies that are going over the country, not particularly to get work, but to be fed and sheltered. I'm gla 1 to see such a large Coxey army as this." This made the Endeavorers laugh. Then the doc tor said: "In the ranks of the unem ployed there are two classes those who would work if they could procure it, and then those who would not work if it was offered to them. They are mere tramps going about living on other people's re sources." Dr. Clark i3 a magnetic speaker. One man, an evangelist living in this city, with flowing auburn sideburns, who was leaning against a radiator, became so interested that his mouth was wide open. That didn't interfere with his enjoying every word. Dr. Clark said that Eng land had had a taste of the unemployed also. -mere is a problem of the un employed in every church. I don't want this to be taken as a political speech for any political party. I want to make this a christian speech. We are not going to vote for any one political party. We are going to vote so that it will make this country more Christ-like. We will vote for a man that we think is best fitted for the place." Dr. Clark said he had a little mathe matical problem that he wanted to tell the Endeavorers. He said: "There are 1,500,000 Chris tian Endeavorers, not counting the Jun iors. It is safe to say that 300,000 of these are wage earners. The average in come is f 500 a year. "Ten $500 multiplied by 30,000 makes $15,000,000. Now if a tenth of the in come were given to this work, then there would be $1,500,000." State Secretary L. L. Roby's annual re port interested the Endeavorers greatly. Here are some of the figures that make the hearts of the Endeavorers glad: In 1S92 there were 331 Christian Endeavor societies, and 61 Junior Christian En deavor societies. In 15'J3 the numbers had grown to 564 C. E's., and 1S3 Juniors, and at the present time there are 717 C. E's., 225 Juniors, three intermediate and five Mother's societies. This makes a total of 950 Christian Endeavor societies in the state of Kansas. Mr. Roby has held his office for two years, and has given a great deal extra time to the work. He is a great favorite with the Endeavorers. The state treasurer, Mr. Geo. O. Foster, made his annual report. He said: "I didn't get to talk last night, but 1 wanted to." He said that there was about $293 to be raised to settle the debts incurred during the past year. Tne Endeavorers will settle this debt though before they leave, for they believe in paying as they go; or rather before they go. The most interesting of all meetings of the convention are the reports from the different districts of the state. Such en thusiasm! One man gets up and says: "We're alive, and we are growing." Then another district president gets up and tells of his district. One lady arose and said: "We are alive, and next year we will be live-er." The Christian Endeavorers enjoy a joke just as much as anybody else. In fact they seem to enjoy a good joke in a more wholesome manner than other peo ple. D. R. Lowell, chaplain in the United States army at Ft. Riley, is a Christian Endeavorer. He told the Endeavorers that there was a Christian Endeavor so ciety at the barracks at Ft. Riley. "I bring you greetings from an unusual source. I bring you greetings from the regular army of the United States. What are you going to do with the United States army? We are some of us good sometimes, and in spots." In speaking of the kind of men that the army is com posed of, he said: "I know of five Meth odist preachers' sons in the army, and 1 think you could find as many of other denominations. I come to ask you to study us see whether or not we are sober study how we live. Then lend a hand to us. If you can't help the United States army, no organization can. "We have two army otHcers who are Christian Endeavorers." This pleased the Endeavorers, and they clapped their hands enthusiastically. "Again, I bring you greeting and ben edictions from the Coitei States mok TCD 1 ;ULiii 1 I Wl I riniJ Are you looking for in the city and will give very lowest prices. Our Leader, A eod Wool Cheviot Malt For $6.50. o O Single Breasted Prince Albert Suits in Cassimeres and Worsted. s ss 100 Children Suits at For this Week. c3 HATS. HATS. The new shape FEDORA HATS, sold everywhere for $2.50, Our Price $1.48. Negligee Shirts. We bought this stock of the Standard Shirt Co.. which was sold at assignee's sale and we will give our customers the benefit of it If you i eai uargam ass ior our ii.ou shirts, which cannot be duniicated for that, our price is T 2 o. Open Tront and Back, Shirts. Regular Price, Just received 2 case of Fast Black and Plain colors Hosiery sold everywhere for 25c, while they last onr price will be 2 pr. for 25 c. S3 2. LADIES! Wed more Blouse Waists all other stores are not in it when they commence to compare with our Suits Jersey Suits Sailor Suits Juvenile Suits Wash Sailor Suits Linen Suits LADIES Again we say come and see our Children Suits. Celluloid Collars 10c. The best 25c Neckwear in the Dr. Clark. Quettom 11 ox. Dr. F. E. Clark's "question box" was very enjoyable. All formality was laid aside, and the Endeavorers asked him questions and they were answered. "I have a request here," said Dr. Clark, "which I had hoped would not be made, but I'll try to answer it. It is the question: "What is to be done with the Christian Endeavorers who insist on dancing and playing cards?" "Well, that used to be asked very often, but that question isn't asked halt as often as it used to be." This made the Endeavorers glad,1 for they don't care to indulge in worldly amusements. The "Pastor's Period" is one of the happy services of the convention. It is a kind of "love feast". The preachers were limited to speak only two minutes. This was pretty hard for them to do. The Baptist was represented by Rev. F. J. Rice of Auflrusta, the Christian by Rev. B. T. Wharton of Paola, the Luth eran by Rev. J. G. Griffith of Lawrence, the Church of God by Elder E. T. Turpin of this city, the Methodist Episcopal by Rev. W. J. Osborne of Kansas City, the Methodist Protestant by Rev. S. W. Mar tin of Peabody, the Presbyterian by Rev. F. 11. Gamel of Cherryvale, the Reformed church by Rev. L. S. Faust of Iola, the Reformed Presbyterian by Mrs. T. J. Allen of Sterling, and the United Pres byterian by Rev. M. F. McKirahan of this city. The preachers invariably began with "Mr. Chairman and fellow-workers It gives me great pleasure to speak to you today. When the secretary informed me that I was to confine my remarks to K yp taiaateg. I didn't eee haw i ws to good ready-made CLOTHING- equal to Custom work. We carry the largest stock you such low prices that you cannot but help purchasing All the new styles at the TEE BEST s i o. mm SSSk mi " h , - WY' m'MW frnkviU The Leading Styles For Boys. Are kept by us and our stock of them surpasses anytning ever snown m tne city, w e i i aiine n .t i , i -ii less than carry all the above styles with any number oi additional ones, and invite you examine White Laundried rjf C fl 81. 50. Our Price I uv esire to call your attention to our Children's Department. It is Novelties in CHILDREN'S SUITS AND BLOUSE WAISTS fhP morft nt thA A Good Blouse $2 FEDORA HATS, in city. All goods marked in do it, but " and hardly any of them got "wound up" in two minutes. The Wichita people want the next meeting of the convention at that place. They have had a large number of dodg ers printed which resemble a ribbon badge. Printed on the paper ia "Wich ita. y95." The Holton chorus is present, and they sing very welL The leader is a musi cian, and he also leads the congrega tional singing. FOB CHRIST AND Til E CHCBCH." Th Object, of tba IToaag- People's 80 cisty of Christian Endeavor. The object of the Young Peoplo's So ciety mt Christian Endeavor ia "to pro mote an earnest Christian life among its members and to increase their mutual acquaintance." It is undenominational and most of the evangelical churches have local societies. The principal feature of the society is the weekly prayer meeting about which all the other work revolves. The mem bership of the society is divided into two classes, active and associate; the ac tive members are members of the church and they hold the offices and do the voting. The associate members have the privileges of all the entertainments and meetings held by the society of which they are members. The class of work done is shown by the special committees which work through each local society. The "Look out committeee" brings in the new mem bers. The "Prayer Meeting committee" assigns the leaders and the topics for the weekly prayer meeting. The "Social committee" arranges for entertainments i apd,.C9cUlB and, ml&ea t&e. members ae,l KANSAS SUITS EVER OFFERED. -am -i mm' stock purchasinc: to call and attached them. Open Front and Back, Shirts. .Regular Price, 100 dozen Unlaundried Shirts as good Jf o as ever offered for 75c. Our price while s 0 they last, 4:8c. 11 spasnn as we carrv so manv Waist For 49c. Black and Brown, 98c. plain English Figures. ThB quainted with one another. The "Ex ecutive committee" looks after all the business of the society. Then most so cieties have a "Sunday School committee" which hunts up new scholars; a "Music committee" which arranges the singing; a missionary committee which has its special work to do; a flower committee which supplies flowers for the pulpit on Sunday and then distributes them among the sick members; a temperance commit tea; a relief committee to look after the sick and destitute, and a good literature committee, which sees that the members are supplied with religious papers and gives tracts to the unconverted. The Christian Endeavor society ta in reality the training school for the church, as the motto indicates it ia, "For Christ and the Church." Judge Samuel P. Wheeler of Spring field, I1L, is visiting W. A. Sloo for a few days. Awarded Highest OH" P H30 F S 15) 5 m mm . eTTi i ii ki m ii Hi mrL& t r mm 9m aFW a mm mm u kb i iW.i v.r La Ei rl Wttmaw The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum. Used in Llillioqg of Homes 40 Years the Standard- Our Leader. Jk. Cood Wool Cheviot Mail For $6.50. o CD O o Long Sack Coats and Regents in all the latest styles at the lowest prices. This Week We OfTer 100 Children Suits at HATS. HATS. We carry the largest line of Straw Hats and will give you a One Dollar Hat for 50c. Iaiin dried Negligee Shirts. Everybody who has seen our line concede that we have the C5 handsomest and best styles in the city with detached or attached collars. Our of them is too large and we will make you prices on them that you cannot but help a good Laundried Shirt with collar 7 5o. White Laundried 75C. 81. 50. Our Price without doubt replete with than any other house in the stvles or tnem anu as for line Velvet Suits Reefer Clay Worsted Suits. Celluloid Cuffs 15c. LARGEST Assortment of 25c Mecfcwear. GLADSTONE DOING WELL The Operation on II Im Ky IVaa Slioplr to Strengthen It. London, May 25.- Dr. S. II. llabershon, one of the surgeons who took part in the operation yesterday upon Mr. Glad stone's right eye, says that the main task of the doctors was to increase the sight and strengthen the eye, and that there is no reason why this should not be accom plished. The following bulletin has been its sued: Mr. Gladstone has passed a quiet night, free from discomfort. His eye is progressing quite we.ll, and his general health is excellent. Parties going to Emporia will find the Laland Hotel, opposite Santa Fe depot, a first-class house cn American and Eu ropean plan. Lunch counter and restau rant open all night. Honors World' Fair. 4lSSW esc