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r tf V "S J" --. -y ft - ilrio j ----- -r- t . w 4 -J1-h UX 1.JU V -tap' - FTSPmr- ---it.---- ' " T3-r- tt -Vi 'I-" TtlE REPUBLIC: MONDAY. DE0E3IBEE 7, 1903 10 INFLUENCE OF THE BIBLE By the Rev. WORLD'S HOPE IS SUNDAY SCHOOLS -By the Rev. John lj. Brandt. KNOWLEDGE OF GOD By the Rev. J. C. Horning:. Jesse K. Brennan. Kfj.V v .iti i ? Icf- Iv it" v POINTED EXTRACTS FROM SERMONS IN ST. LOUIS SUNDAY PULPITS. "Ju-t :i every kooii man nt his lust mirs autl stiitmhiicr- the host iu oilier niii so. lint to a far mure tr-iiiscciiiliiiil tli'groo. Cod stirs ami Miiiiiil'ilo lo llic best those who .ieciit Ills infliicnw." Tlie Keveieutl Jesse K. Itreiumn. lniiihtit'st Kici of the vwiihl is siifiijitli of life sniiincss n'-iiU's in cli.ir.n ter. Willi such now :iml -noli liovvu iu- admire." The llowrenil "The luslii'st and and i li.u.irtrr. Xi ue IT vo :lle llltltlOIIced. .lohu (.'. Iloiniii-r. Thoie cm novir be two tniiYei -inns just alike until thoie .no two )cr-uiis just al.Ke. With ililTel elites in imlmdn:il tcmpoi-unt'iit tlioio is inevitable variety in lU'onle's rdisiotis exponent es." The Hoveieml I. H Duuliostpi. ' i 'Tie Snud.i.v -tlino's (if ilio land .lie now cniiviii; out the diit of ( IniM's le.ii liinss tow.uil the onus, and nie eM-ililisltinj; theii u?hl. svuoleiiiii-r their Imps, and tlireivvtii; aiound tliim the lawns 11 ill of linitei lion." The Kevoiollil John I. Kl.llldt. B ssx0s. INFLUENCE GF THE BIBLE SAYS THE WORLD'S HOPE IS EVERYWHERE FELT. I IS IN ITS SUNDAY SCHOOLS. Man xtiij I'inil Ihr limiirr t Ills Ihrrj Pel I (Ion Within I he snerrtl scrlpf uirs. Snvi the llcvcrcutt .). K. Ilreiinaii. The Rcicrend Jesse K. l'.rcnnan Preached M-tcnl.ij morning nt St. Mark's nplsiopal Church on "The Bible." having for the text of hi- dis course II TiiiRithj in Ifi "Everv Scrlpti.fr Inspiied of God is also profita ble, for rcpioof. 'for correction, for in siruction. which is in nghtepusncs." Mr. Bicuuan s-dd, in fart: "Our "church calls on us to-d ty to medi tate on the value of the Holy Scriptures. For thnt purpose St, Paul's words arc the Itluht Training: or Ihr Chllilrrli Make Perfect lien, Declare tile Itewrcnil .1. 1.. llramll. Tun i:Bvi:rji:Nn jessk ic urexxax, Rector of St, llark's IJpiscopal Church. cU5ic trxt. It ii tilled with ugKstic ness. First, it sciti that there are writ ings inspired of God. "And the question aric, "What i- m--piratlon?" Many unwarranted ileflnltions hac been shen lint it can only mean the arouslnc nf mjn' Tlnt bj God's spirit. Just as eeo Rood man at hi best stirs and stimulates the bet in otliir men ho, but to a far mure transcendant de Rrce. God Airs and stimulates lo their host those who accept his influence. Arc there, then, decrees f inspiration? Most assuredly, since mcn'.dlffer in natural ca pacity and ato in susceptibility to the di Wne influence. Does inspiration make tlioe under its, influence incapable of mis takes and errors? How can it unless God's spirit completely supersedes the human spirit? "A great deal of human limitation re mains in the most exalted mood-. In spired wrltirgs must letain this human element in -..irjlns desrei. Howeiei ex halted a man s spiritual facultj . he nmt Mill be limited by the ientine and hls- m.nnt Vnnnlmlcm itf liiu riV I'lll. lllller- sal human testimony llnds the qu ilitj of llitnlmtlcm in the writlllCS WC C ill the Bible. Throuch all the arinr subjects and treatment there runs tins unnjine principle of a high --pirilual ovaltation. Tills jdes to the Hible tlie power to kindle in others the same lire in the soul the wTltcrs felt when they wrote. "In arjinc degrees, then, but even where throughout its pages, the Bible is a lie book, klnrllins spiiitual life in those who read it, .timuUtiug and encouiagins and instructing the best in us. the God life in us, the immortal flic ot tlie Holy Ghost. It is not alone in this power oth er good books have it In their degree but it transcends all others in this direction, rnd, in fact, is the source of much tint the best books gic. "We are told, first, that it is profitable for teaching or knowiislge Where else shall we find such knowledge of the hu imn soul? Will re such .i histori or all its manifold experiences, from the murderer whipped bj the awful lash of conscience to the saint caught up In ecstutic vision of heaven's hifden heights? Where elre -hM we find such knowledge of God, from thojdread Jehovah or natural liw and un lelVxing Justice to the all-pltjing. ali forglving, self-renouncing Chrisf "We arc told, again, it is good for re in oof. All the sins of all the world stand pilloried in its pages. Here they all aie the sinners of vusteidiv and to-d.iv and to-morrow desicllc Kings, pclflsh jioli licl.ins, libertines drunkards, money wor--hipers. the towards, the cruel, the tieaeherous. the gluttons, the idle, the 1 .z litre they all aie. painted in the Iiin enus colors ot sin; here all their oubtci fnges are unveiled, and we see them as God ees them lepers, hideous grinning skeletons of death and doom! Around their heads the thunders of divine wrath reverberate aa.l the lightnings of destruc tion plaj. Xo mask of hocrisy or self delusion iieie hides the awful face or Evil. "We are told, again, that it is profitable for correction oi reform itlon The Bible does not leave the sinner to his awful doom without lope of pudon and pence. It bids him turn from ev it and put on lighteousiiess. for God loves to pirdon rntlur thin to sHj; has piovhhsl a wa thioiigli repentane-e to pence. It sings the triumph ong of restored lives, of re formed chiractcrs, from Divid to Saul of Tarsus, fiom the Magdale-n to the thief on the cms-. 'Though our lns lie ik xearlet. th shall he as white as -non.- eric.- Isaiah. "I here is jov In the pie-rnce of the angels of God over one -miur that lepuitetli.' speaks tlie Master. "Again we arc told that the Bible is profitable for institution In righteousness Trom the -torm-oipned top of Sinai the Ten Commandments thunder down to tha fars of ages of sinner- I'rom the green, flower-decked slopes or the Mount the beatitudes waft tin ir rerfume nf hope to .ill who eek the wav of hullm " Trom psalm and proveib. fiom hlsiorv and prophecv. from parable and epistle, fiom in; mai-snc preiuoe or Genesis to the sflb l'me climax of Hevelitlon 10.0OJ -vpeti- tiers and 100m voices join in teaching Hie wavs of righteousness, so that the vv.ij farlng man, though a fool, cannot err therfin. "No words or orator or of noet can tell the large place the Bible holds in the life f man. AH literature is enriched bv it ill art gets Inspiration from it; all Gov ernments get their justice and their au thority from It: its heroes and saints, its I nets and propnets. its apostles and mar t;rs walk with usiia the home, in the ihurch and in tlie riiarket place. "Men who never open its covers are vet suri-ouinled bv- It. as bv an impalpable "at mcMihcrv, and live- thnt never hid the gratltud to acknowledge their indel ted necs owe to it wl at or sweetness and light their lives have known "Its power is as undving as tile sun light, n- unfading as the blue vk. as g-mle as the --ummer -howers or the soft all-pa nioniag. all-puriiv Irig snow. When oui bodies are dust and our names erum nlsi rrom the marble, generations jet un did -wd "hall gladly pav- tribute more fine .ird opreelatlve than any wp can render nf their undying gratitude and its unfad ing l-ower." At the Tiist Cliristian Church vesterdav morning tho Rev ci end John I Iliandt prciclud on "Tlie Successful Surd i School " He said, in part: 'The mightiest procession of the Nine teenth Centtirv is tlie tramp of the Su'i-da.v-sehcol pupils and teacher- Their ' mustir rolls contain the names of ""JOoO- Ouu people. A host larger than an tue standing armies of the world. "Following tlie Sunday-Sehool Conven tion that has iceentlj been held in our eit). it Is IHting that we speak of the Sunday school and its woik. "Tills institution assigns Hie ni-t place to the childien nvcijlwdv is welcome, but the children have lir-t p'ace. Jesus never pionounced a eulog on geiiiu-. but his benediction alwajs icsud on little children Saiil he, 'hulfcr the little ones and foibld them not lo come- unto me. toi of such Is the kingdom of heaven. L. ccpt ve he converted and become, as Utile children, ve sli ill not enter Into the king dom of "heaven' He commanded t" Apostle l'eu r. 'Feed niv lambs. Hie Mind t school is now earning out tlie spirit of Christ-- teachings toward the voung and I- establ.sning meir ns'is, sttcc.enlng their lives and thiowing around them the loving aim of protec tion. , , . "It K an Institution to stiidv and to teach tlie Bible. Jt stands foi tin word of God In past oges Bible stud was not a prominent factor in the activities of the church but tewlav the Bible is the student's test-book on the gieat snbject of s-aUation. and as a icsiilt the vital god hnc's is moie minlfest In Christian lie. "Sund.iv -school children or to-dav know moie about t.-.c Bible than did adults of a eentuiv ago. S'jnie men ma scorn the Bible, east It aside, but the Suiidaj -. Imol will take it up as a banner of. God and heat It aloft till the song of icdeinp tiou Is heard througliout the world "llns lile-s, d instltuiioii is hastening chui.li union It Is a fulnllment of the word-, 1 will give them one heart and ""The'Vamc les-oii is taught to all the cons.didated aimv. It unites all in tlie same liu-me-s; all march undi r the same banner; all n.aith to the same vielory. 'thus icnomiiiation haulers are bioken down, cacli step is made quicker, each voice is made stronger, and eveij d i hastens the fulnllment of the Master s piavcr that we shall all be one. Tho Sunday school Is the hope of the fuluie An eastern proverb savs me world bi longs to the oung On this fact the Sundav -school teachers build their fondest hopes Here we are ti .lining oui future citizens Here round ition worK is liilng done that will tell upon the desti nies of the laJid.' Tlie Sundav. school will soften the heart ol the Slivlock and mike the nionev kinjs of the luture consecrate their wealth to tho Lord 1 he.v will strengthen the right convictions of the statesman and help to purifv politiis They will help to -olve the problem of reaching the masse "Tlie childien can be reachid: thej can le had for the asking. It takes no philos opher to grasp me thought th it If vou se cure the children of to-dav 5011 will hive tlie men and women of to-morrow. No wondir that John Bright said no fl-ld or church woik die so much for England as tho Sundav school If the children or to rt iv aie proporlv taught the masse- will l."evani-pllzeJ. the heathen will hear of Christ, politic villi lie purified, intcgiilv iu ruvlness will ircvail social life will be virtuou", and God will be glorified. A good beginning is half ended. Start the cuig people tight, irniu up a child in the way he should so and when he is old he will not depart from it. "Then, W.tchei-. do jour dut and tlie words will be fulfilled: 'Instead of thv fa tin rs shall be the children whom thou mavest make princs in .ill the earth' There will b" a multitude whom no miui can number who In theh beautv will be fairer than the moon, clear as the sun. and folio in tilth strength will be beauti ful as an ai-m with lrinncr, and who iu their wors will bo mightv as the apostles and whose tilumphs will be o gre.it that the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of tlie Lord Jesus Christ." change his disposition, begin to follow Christ and cultivate ilHIne taste1. t hen a man thus turn- about God's spirit docs the woik of transfoi niation "But this purzlcsl Jt siis'- e irned inlet viewer. To his query, 'How cm these things be" the Jlnslm said. 'Marvel not that I said unto vou, jc must be born from abov ' The 'how' of evtrv thing is mvsterlous, but tlie 'must be' is plain "I do not i.now how wheat glows, but I know it mu-t be planted nnil grown for IHOpie to have hie id I do not know how taking lonil makis mv blood red and c,ivct. Miuigth and vitalitv to nerve and muscle, but 1 know that 1 must t ike food It I would live, tv liv do we not b t God's pirt iilone in lellg'on as we ilo 111 lainiui ii1 citing, and attend to oui own p-il faithfullv? Nieodimus did not wait for niWeiv in be expl lined b fori acting. VAhv should vie" It was a nienioiable night when that noble Jew find tie gie.il M istei and set tled right the mi it qui -lion of his r sonil attitude toward Clnlst mil hi . king dom hen we see Niiodenius later In Ihf ilaik liouis ot the trlii and ciiu iri-lon. ltualh stimlin: bv the Mviot we r.al ize tint he men amp whatever timiditv lie had at hi- first mttivlcn with Jesus This should eneouiage .mv of us who dirlnk fiom acting upon 0111 Oiiistlin tonv'c- I'.n. e'lirisi wants men to, Iitervicw lilm now. biiiigs holj inntietue lo persuaile us to b". onie ids di-tlpl!-. -.lid enli I his kingdom, bin he is .ouitio.is We 'lull !,. t no neaie tlie kiiiKiioui until wo -how genuine eordiilltv toiv.nd him Tlie hour of Chiitsliu dmsion is .1 nn mm able one Iti grets aie alw 11s foi our delav-. ncvei for prompt action ' KNOWLEDGE OF GOD FITS MAN FOR LIFE'S BATTLES. assume the dut'es Januau 1 of Ids new charge Mrs. Jlarj V. McWorter. State ptesi dint of the UullcV AiLxiliary of the A. C. II., nf Illinois, organised 1 division of the older in St. r.jul- list week at a melting, he'd at tl.n IJr.dell Hotel Mrs. Aon 1 Kellj vvas elected president, MIs ICltle Beglev Uee pie-Idtllt. Miss AMI' I PutTcy retordins secretin Mls .Iniianna Mocklei linaneial -eerctaiv and Mrs. Anna Sheeliin ticKsmer The imnibeis of the f'lulno of tho Sailed lie nt of Ji sits 1'arish will give a uielire a-d dance In Noithwcstern Hall. Elliot and St Louis avenues, on 'luc-iliy of 111 t will: A eiiehre will he held in tlie afti rnoou and also In tho evening A diamond ling, pallet clock, eoal-nll i.ince and several iocker will be i-norg the p:i7rs St. Josepli s Binevoknt Sonety Pild out S.Vi in siek hi ncflts dtiiini the list uionlli The Right Roveie.id Bishop Jans-cn of nellevillc. III. last week dcilnated 111 addition to St Andiew's Hospital .it Mur-phv-boio. Ill wlileh h.i" licrntlv hei 11 tiul-ln d Tlie cost of llu Improvement w is -111 (A The Reverend C. Schaucrte Is pasioi- at .viurpnjsooro. Tlie fea-t of St. Baibara was cele biatid last I"Tld,iy at St. Barbara's Church. Solemn hlah ma's was sung by tho Reverend W. Rcnsmann. The Rev el end J. B. Picas was deacon, and the Reverend II hloite subdeacon. The Rev erend 1 . G. Holweck delivered a sermon. Til" forty hours' adoration liegun yes- Icidiy in St. Colunibkille's Church, St. Vincent de Paul t Church. St. Nicholas's Church and St. Alphonsus'.s Cliurch. St. Louis, ami In tlie Imm icuiate Cone ptlon Pl.nrh TtnMnllnl Mo . will Ctld tO- morrow'. It will be ill Id at the Convent or tlie Sacied Heirt at St. cuariis. -no., neit Wi ilne-ilnv and Prlday. and in St. Vincent' Chun li. Cape Girardeau. Mo , next !YIda, Saturday and Sunday. Arrangements are completed for the en tertainments to lie given by tlie members of St Mirk's Parish in tlie .old church bulletin,;, i'le boulevard ami Academy avenue. 11. xt Wedn.-d iv. Tliursdiy and Ciid tv 1 inlug. A euenre will He given nn Wiianewl.i. menin" -in.l on TllUrsdav . veiling n dance Mis. V. X. Walsli will hive eh.iige of the eui lire and R. .smith of tin d nice. HAPPENINGS IN EAST SIDE CITIES AND TOWNS. Reverend .1. C. Horning; Vdvises Ills CougrreKfitio" to Kniin the I oril. The Reieiend John C. Horning pleached veMcrdu moi ning in the Maple Avenue Reformed Churih on the text, Dulel xi. SI: "'Ihe people tint know tluir God shall be strong." 11. said, in put. "Any exhibition of strength 01 power leaves .111 impiission upon us The steam engine exerts a power tint keeps in mo tion the whiels of a greit faitorj. 'the locomotive goes thumb ling along, draw ing its tiain of e.irs over pi nils or aero'! the mountain-. The steimir plows its way through the billowy waves of the sea. f F III1 ' I lHP;'f- ?';: NEGRO CRAPS GAME CAUSES -A SHOOTING. Kle shot II111I" ( rosn. '1 hei : iv e llini- -eir t p. in it "Rud" Cro-S a well-known I". it St. kuils negro, was shot thrrugh tie abdo men and piobibli filallv injur.d b I.on ICi.e also 1 negro, during a quarrel ovei a craps game ii Eat St Louis jester dij. Cross is at St. Mniy's Hospital and Kvle gave liiins. if up at the police headquar ters an hour aflei the shcoting Cross Ills a criminal leeorel on the East Siele ami has bipp in Jail several times 011 iharge- of assiult. Ho is a verv laige man and 1- termed the negro glint of E ust St. I ouis by manj of tlie other negroes 1. miles l.Iter-irj t Irele. The Lnllis I.ltcrarv Circle of the Sum mit Avenue M. I Church will give an ei ti rt.uuinent, "Tlie Wedding of Nations." it Ihe Music Hall Piiday evmlng of tills week ouilg folk, of Elst St. Louis will ippi ir in 10-tunies of the vaiious loun trlcs and will go through the widdmg 1 ere monies as leifotmcd in these coun tries 'lliev will lie atttml'd by nil of the elaborate detail in vogue in the nation thev will nnresent. Musfc and iiterarj seleetioi v ill be Interspersed toe: cot into the cli'km eoop an I did th ii im-e TJie C-var-nIl child nr Jlr. ami Mr" Wil li on Herli-s of Ovslnl nine- fell acalnn a ril Iiot stove jc'ITdfi It nuv receiver from Iu injuries i m:r i, oi cit'TAiv coi,Lif. ' mrmM& mJlll xa "H I &m iWrM) VLJL iiMM 1 iv S-V tSp---p s t i- l irvx. ? r i S V-? 6-Ji KW JA 1-L I O i k -&1 .C) S -Si' " STT- r XH 7, y&Y y L J V3 V-2fez X iLT7-r-re. x--?ftfl.fe4 uyv&&r i .Ir-1 rSxJlA ., fc 7-t ff'j LSF::::::--rzr-' f JfeyFUvU i- if. TT . I S'?f 1 1 i i""1 - I -! 7 5 1 It r Within Reach. jM st. Louis Rlrernien Attend Serrlcen for Comrade nt Alton, 'i he fiini ral of Captain C. E. Collins, late pilot of the United States steamer Mln-uetont- '.. took place jestcrdav afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Collins home In State Httcet, Alton. Tho. Reverend II M. Chit tenden, rector of St Paul's Episcopal Church, officiated The pallhr.irpr- were member" of the Masters and Pilots' Association No. IX. ..t SI ljuls 'I hev were: Henry Partee. John McCuilnugh. Phil Hat leer. P P Drown. Steve Grteawell and Hunter Ben Jenkin-. 1 he buri tl v. is In the Citv Compters . ""aptein Collins tlitd on Fridjy morning. Ho was seized with the fatal attack of Brighl's disease while on the Mlnnetonka at Mcii'phi'. Captain Collins was one of the bet knoirn rivermm on the MIssidpi.I River and had been In tho Government service feu the J 1 t quarter of a eenturv. IC. of I tlfltreri. Queen Citv l.od'c. No. -110, Knight- of PUhlas. of East St. I.ouis, has elected of ficers as follows: c C , J. J. Adams: V. C. Gus Wilhelm: M W Morris l'nuig. P.. J. II. Burke; IC. of It. S. A. J. Biilev. M of E . Thos . Voung: M. A., lohu Twlgg. I G. John Hnrsch. O. G . E P I'lslier; irus-teo foi one v.nr, Archie Williams, trustee for to jcar', W. J Crocken: trustee for three jears, Geo M Ridgelj - NICODEMUS A TYPICAL SEEKER AFTER SALVATION. Tin Horcreiiil I II. Horelie-ter :rrnclic on Ills Mulit Inter view Altb Jesns. 'J lie Reverend 1.. H. Dorchestei lai7 night preached the third of a -erics of sermons on "Bible Night Scenes." The ser mon was entitled "A Memorable Night In terview." and the text was John ili, 13 Mr. Dorchester s-ald. in part. "There will alwajs be spccul itinn re garding Nlcodemus'.s coming to sec Jesus by night. But whether he had tonardly fears or not, he actually came, and he came to talk about religion. "Night h,is aiwavs been a favorite time for religious onvcrsatlon and consecra tion. It nas been the church's great har vest time to gather her converts. With tho closing out of dav light from our eves and with the stillness of the night there Is a tendency to be Introspective and re flective. At night more than at am other time we feel conscious of ourselvc The busy day make r.oi-e and crowds of tin us fed thnt we are members one of an other. But the silence and isolation or night make us reallc we are- Individual sphlts in the presence of the infinite. "Night gives us a hint of what it is to be all thought, feeling, conscience, soul to have our whole being waTched and pene tiatcd bv the presenre and ?cruliny of the holy God. Night piomote interviews with God "But these night Intel views are distress ing to manv persons, btciu-c God is not congenial to them, and o thev seek all -orts of pleasures and compiiiionhlps to dltert their minds from -.oicmn realitle tn evade the divine spirit But It would be as senseless for a hungrv man to run .1w.1v from a Thanksciting Dav feast, ci a naked man to run mwny from a cloth ing house, as for erring human relngs to run awav from God, for he ls our B'ather, our Savior, our gracioui and bountiful p-ovicer. How our thinking upon God af fects us reve.sls aip ,nMt.i .1 ..... character aflinlties. We should not bo dis turbed if b such thinking our needs are disclosed, for that wa- true of Nlcodemus vears ago. and it proved very beneficial to mm. "Conversion was the specific topic of that memorable inteniew. The subject of "25ieers ho,ls..qu,,e su,cs to perversion. Notice that tlie mcess tv of belnc- -horn SS'Vi' V," leCl',re'1 '"" o bvBJebsu" iU at L? il,"0"-l person, and not to a child further. Jesu did not lay down any single form of experience for all per sons becoming Chiisiians. There can never be two conversions Just nllke until there are two persons Just alike. Wit differences in individual ternerament there Is inevitable vaiiety in peoplcvTre liglous exrerle-'tes. eye s. re "The necessitv or conversion Is Just here. When a person Is not alive to God, Is lacking In love ror divine things, and ii not obedient to Christ's calls, he must . . . THE REVEREND JOHN C. HORNING. Pastor of the Maple Avenue Refoimed Churth Niagaia pours its mightv flood of wate"- ovei the precipice of rock. Tlie volcano b. Iciic- forth its fire and smoke and pours It- stnam of lva down over the moun tain side. The t irthquake sh ikes the foundations of the mount litis All these exhibitions of power call foith oui admira tion "We like to -re men of plivsical strength, of st.ilw 11 1 frame aid brawnv limb, nip.ibie of endurance ami haul 1 1 bor. It is not brute folic, but bodilv strength developed to Its fullest measure and xcrel-ed 111 useful seivice. Rising a step higher, we have mental strength, tlie power to think, to g etlici fact", to arrange them into sv stems, to discern the law of nature and man. to think God's thoughts after him. How the thought of one man Ins influenced the thinking or man . Knowledge indeed i nnwei !.nl eve ndmire such powel. "But. above tin phs-knl and the mental prnvci is Ihe moil! and spiritual pown. The spiiitml powet rises above the men til povvei as the liiain rise- above brawn Tills highest poivei is the sliengtii of cli.ar.ictei and lite True greatness re slele in iharactei. V ith such power we are inttumct.1 and such pen ei we admire lid hight st power we timl iu its high est d. ant? in tlie Christ! in Take the mi 11 that htv" exerted the gnate-t and most lasting influeme foi good In the woild. and we Had that thev hive been Cinis tl 111 men. m-u after God's own lie nt Thill powei las coim fiom God. llu V linv known God Jio-. s wis stiong. Isaiili was stiong. Daniel wis strong. John wa- stiong. Paul was siiong. iMt was tlie secret of then powir' Tin knew God; th"V walked with Goil; the woiktd with God. and God was with t hem There was the hiding of theii povi r. "To know God Is not me relv to hear what has been s iid eif lilm We hue a silence of God that tells 11- he is all-row - rf ill. all-knowing, all-wl-e and cvrrv- XV here pletelit. bill til It lloi'S not IHies- sarilv t.it'sp us to know him. We h.ive I card aiiout Alexander, tlie great con queioi; Caesnr, tlie Rom in ruler; Wash ington, the fauiel eif ellll eouutiv. but we tlo ii.it know lb m. we onlv know of them So. if we liiv" simplv li aid of God with out know lit,; him we aie weak We must know him bv cxpeiienclng hie life and love in our Ilie-s liuougli faith and love dri"? lie enter oui beings, ami we fee! ills pnsenec and ki ow lh.it In is God 'He tint lovelh. I.t.owetli God, for God is love.' "Wh it v as it tint made Mo-, s the mightiest mm In all Egvpt, the greitest man of his time? It was tliat lie km w God. he w.i- with God and God was with lilm In powir. Whit was It tli.it made Joseph tlie greattsl exetutive in all EgJPl" Wheat e was his siiperioi wls elom? Even the King recognized Its ouice. Th- Spirit of God was upon him. He knew God "What was it thnt made Daniel the mightiest man in the Babylonian Empin ? Tlnee timo-s ri dav he opened his window towaul Je-usilem and ptavtel to God He knew God, and tiiat was the -ecret eif bis I ow er. "What w is it tint made the eliseiples of our Eoid such n in of power.' All the vic toiies or tlie battlefli Ids cannot equ il th.it v.hlch wan won hi these humble men Whence the power? 3 "01 three vea-s iliey vv liked with Ji-us and worked"with him They were pravlnr men who at ever: cri sis looke to God for help aid lie was Willi thim They srake the word with boldness and pone. Thev accomplished the impos-ilil.. and hov ? 1 he people took knowledge that thev li id lieen witli Jesus. Their -trength c:.me from the r.-ct th it they knew God "In thus knowing God are we tions strong foi lovo. strong foi sirvice, sliomi i.n- woik e11.11 1,011 would nave .is do j ne work is (jod s, the po-v III Eniplft Vlore VIeii. The new gas-he itod furn ice of the Obtar-Ne'toi Gl'is Works will be in op eration by Deecmbet 7, It is expected. This addition to the two furniees at the plant will necessitate tlie emp'ovment of si lentv-hie more gl tsci blower1, and twice that riny helpers and boes The pa roil, it is s tid. will be close to V0,W) a mouth. Ilcalh of John Jiudbroek. John Sudbrork. a blower at tlie plant of the Illinois Glass Company at Alton, died vesterday morning at St. Joseph's Hospi tal from nervous prostration. He was 31 vears old. The funerii will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the horn" of his brother-in-law. William Brande v.eide, to the City Cemetcrv. Within Reach. Because of its low price Ivory Soap is within the reach of all. Besides its low cost it has the advantage that it will do the work of half a dozen kinds of soap each intended for a special purpose. Its purity fits it for use where the ordinary soaps are unsafe. Ivory Soap 99koo Per Cent. Pure. MITCHELL AND PEABODY CONFER. Elks llnti bt. I.onts Memorial. E?sl St. l.ouls Ilks held memorial serv ices nt their clbhrooms jtsbrdav after noon Ihe rltn ilislie exercises of the or der were tarried out in full The Elks quaitet lendend seveial votal selections and W. E Trainman delivered tlie ad drcs. J. l,von Woenlruft pronounced the benediction. will bo The Knst M. I.nuls Items. The -Amplilon e'heril union will mf-t Ihe l-,ist St. I, ills' V M 1' A room 1 1 ivenlng. ,n cxteuth committee spirited Uoik Ins t en st-irti-d Re-demptlon " Tlie Sail ition 11nj of li-t St liuis U nrr-ilifc.lni; ti mike tin pcir ut Knst fit Ismis prestnts nf iMsltPt ilinntr- ins'rad nt lti usual flirlctmas Jlnrer The werk l nmier the fliriethm of e'atjtain and 31rj William IirMin - rim liist St 3 ouli sk, tch Club will pre sent 1 three net cimitdv. 'A e omnirelal Pruin 111. r" at the In-t St I.nui vtusli Ball nn Uee'lcdav evening liccemlier l .1 1' Svmnpf. artlmislcr of the VV,ebrnh lMIP-nil at ljtinlur. Ill will lo-d ij ns sune ehircc or ihe jrds and vv 11 nsh icrml nals In -i I outr, East St I.uul. Granite Cite and lerguse'i The enc-iccm. nt wis aiinoiin. ed pterdnv nf .ucust rennan t-m of file e'omptrollcr !.Knmu tf Ka5t -t lyiuls, -nil Mi-. Prcdn -iimipi ilaiishtr of Lwctnr llni II "-itinma of Nu TT'T I lorfsrjnt avenue, ht lyiut? A st-heol of le-tnitllea for i-emlers of ih Knights of tMliuis will Uo I eld at lell x 111. .n l.-cerh'i 1 Hie llnlcion st,( tolv of the 3irt 1'ievM trrian e hilieli U1 live 1 haznr nnd a.yi er in the Iecture-10. ill of lie thnnli .11 tin .ift tiiion and evrntinr of Ue'eiib.r IP Vlr and XIrs ji il Stephen, are nnvlsK Into their haiidsniej ntee rifid. nee on 1 can s' hunkl avenue .nofber llenrnt ('lull. Alienist li-'inoenit club was organized at Jersevvllle on Saturdi evening, with a chat ter-membe r-blii of C"7. J. 1. Jlr Greadv vvns 1 1 rti d presidi nt. J. W. Roberts iii't vice presulint, C. Roy Cory -ei ond vice pipsiilcnt, Dsvid Croi.o third vice-pie sldenl. Gite-C It Smith, fourth vice president. O lladjii Rit bald- secre tat) ; II A. Shephud treasurer .Ierse villi Viitili. The Ilivennd lie. toi Jav In-ii itrene.'ieil at lae 1 Irrt Itaptl't liurtli In Jer-ijville es- .oe-lon ne me Hef UtMiit'iii of Coioindo Stiike Scpiiis ;1s DNtiint jis Kver jlilit.irv Issues Stiitcuioiir. D"nver. Colo. Dec. C President John Mitchell and Governor Peabody held a conference to-dav, ,uid to-night a settle ment of the strike is as far distant o eier. Mr. Mitchell infermed the Governor tint tlie strike would continue to the bit ter end. and the Governor just as posi tively informed the strike leader that he would toltrate no violence, but would or der cut the troops at the first provocation. W'hllo the conference came to naught both Governpi Piabc-dy and President Mitchell uNiirec"red themselves as pleased with the Interview, each saving he had set urcit a better conception of tho other After tlie conference Mitchell departed foi Chicaco to attend the conference in the Interest of the Illinois miners. .MILITARY STATEMENT. Cripple Creek. Colo.. Dec. 6 Adjutant Gen. ral Bell, who has arrived here, has isucl a statement defining martial law as It will be enforced. He defines "milltarj necessity," insurrection" and "treason." Of the latter he savs: "Armed or enarmed resistance by citi zens of the United States against the law ful movements of the militia is treason and punis'i ible with death." James Gnughnn. I'ndcrsheriff, whose ac tion In teleasin,? an imprisoned striker agiinst whom an Information charging tis siult was to be filed, wus the immeell ite taiisp of sending troops to this district. PLAY MANAGERS LOOK TO ST, LOUIS, Business at Local Houses "As tounds Unsuccessful Promot ers in the East. DOWIE ESTABLISHES IY HARMON I Proposes to Settle With Creditors on Cash Basis and End the ! Ecceiven-lun. BIG SLUMP IN NEW YORK. Henry B. Harris Discusses Disas trous Seasons, but Fajs This City Could Support Ad ditional Theaters. FRIENDS COME TO THE RESCUE r,ttmiiaii Ik.- o-veii by the iniUMrj. remoxed from office NEGRO HIGHWAYMEN AT WORK Charles f'olo Hobbod ami Coat Collar Cut. Within a d(or of his own home Charles Cole 'if No. kSvJ Eabadie avenue was held up by threo negroes carls ye-sterday morning, and when the footpads failed to secure money or valuables one ot them slashed their victim's cxmt with a knife. Tho weapon cut in twain Cole's collar and silt his shirt, hut Inflicted no wound. Pitrolmcii Ijepkcr, Craig, Bergfeld and McNamani of the Tentn Ijistrict arrested George Fisher, a negro, who has been identified bv Cole bp one of the men who altimpled to 10b him. Cole told the police that he left a Cass avenue car at Whlttlcr street, and was ready to enttr his 110110 when the three negioes approached him. With a levolver pointed at Cole's head one of lae lobbers, celling Cole bv name, elemanded his m.et rg of the 11 unl nf I money. Cole was searched, but had noth i 1 onntj ulll ! h'M at in,tefvalje. terrine mornlm: on The rrti Churih and In.t .veiling on SIIe.it Torres IIm.li vtontj,omrtrv of e'hiciico is a viitor in lerstyviue Tlie D.Cinilxr Supervisnis of Ifr Jerr-v!lt to ilaj Hie Iteveitnd 1 (! Klne irr-ic'ud at the I'irst I'rist.jiprina t'hurth In Iirsivlll m. terln morning on Isdom Pioin Ahoee tend list Mining en TI" lllble, and VMij v.'e Delle It -The ItceeicnJ ).i.;or T. hn II Vnr.l. the Presltllnr Rider of the Alton VI r Ulstrlet. prnieheil nt llu First VI K Church In Jerney villi jestinlnv morning I-nst tuning tti; Jteecrend f HaviUli Ci)Ke of st Jymis coni invnred a series of e him llllo inert! i- WILL IJIStlSs SEPTIC TIVK, lor 111 the a mid er is God .' NEWS FROM THE PARISHES. Officers p;iecttl by Hi. Hose',s Branch. C. K. xi L. (,f a. St. Rose's Branch. No 137. Catholic Knights and Eudies of America, at its meeting 'ast Tuesday eicnin-r In St. Rose's Hall. Etzei and Goodfellow ave nues, elected officers ai follows: Charles J. Byrne, presldert; Mrs. .XI. Gllibons. vice president; Miss Trances McEnnls. secretary; Mrs. Charles J. Bv rne. treasur er; Mrs. M. Hennigan. sentinel, and Doc tor W. J. Langan, medical examiner. Mrs. chosen delegate to held In John FREDERICK G. GLEASON DEAD. Well-Known 3luhie Director and ( "ompoM-r Dies in Chicajfo. C'lcngo. Peb C Frederick Grant Glea tron. director of the Chicago Auditorium Conservatory, dieil here to-dav of acute j:xll.i:ilc-i! Tbnt lost of Work Will " """"" ' rail Below 1-ltMHIO. 1-roic-sor cieason, wno was . -u 11 inrrtrii , iini, 1 ti i,u nit-i vti iii iiir The -potic tank question will come up "' "" '' '"' ""' "- mne- rn i. dt-ii li ii iitr niii-lnn r .iimrificr r for dlscus-lou by tlie members of the '", , ,"- i.... ....... - .- nll, ll! r-tt, feuiwi! this e.inln-' jlii-i-uohmi-iiiuh- on lor nril tlie-iciokoi- Bcilevllle t-ltj t ouncit 11ns e,ijnn.. ..,,. nni.,i ,,,,,1,1 1,.. 1,, me lt has been tl'cidtti lint the septic tank one of the few American compei-crs who the onlv -Hint Ion cf the sewerage quo- ha' e rail tncir v.orlcs piajcd bv tne great lion in Belleville, and the- membeis f ,1,0- nr v". '.'1, '' '.''i ',?:, . hI,h ,, nl. Council will d' cuss tre plans ror ihe . on- traded the groitt 't notice are a three-act ver-Ioii of th Richland rick into an in- romantic oncia. "Otho Vlscontl." another tereepling sower .... . roirant'c onert. "Mcntczuma," two ean- Tlie co.t ef the "OIK 11 nas oeen 1 .11- . ,.,-.. . -...a .,,, i.i, . na "Ihn mated bv Major Kern will fall lelow MO.- culprit Pi-"': also a "Pinio Pong to Har- monv ..nil tie svmpnonie pot iiik, and "Tfu Song of IJfo. to be mil Mrs Cliarles J. Birne w the National Convention IEoulsvllle Kv.. next Mav MesIng alternate. The Reverend P. Fallon of Jerscviile. III., and the Reverend Father Krooger of New Franklin. Mo. were visitors In St. Eoul.s last week. Tather rallon. wlio has lieen appointed pastor at Paris. Ill . will ono winch K le-s than half of tin osr 't 11-Jt estimated Maor Kern inttiids th it I tIs' ll.e .pi.tr.KT v-itiii, .. '." in-- -.-inn- iiuiiv reduction, will be in operation befoio iiet numniei. Ed- ej.ks viEvtoRivi. si:iiici. Mck Perrln IJeliv eroil Ihe Prlnel- pnl Address. impres.ive services wee held it the Belleville Elks iodgcrooms estenlay, in memory nf the departed Elks. I'riends and relative- of the J:iks were present. J Nick Perrin delivered the atldiess of the dav. Other addresses were ln ide by G P. McNultv ard Ron Turner. Jr. The Invocation and benediction wtie by the Revererd E. J Krounson. Solos we-o surg bv M'ss Aurell 1 Puderer, Robert M. Smith and T. W. McCoinughv. Itelloviltp ."evvs .oles. Tli- Chnral-s.'5mrr-onj Sorl. te ..f 'lJtllillle ban ilccl.le.1 to give- a care Ijiuntlllj to lu members at Its hall ta I-n't ilnin nr.et Mr" 'orn H Pav Is of Greenville Ji t. curst of Mrs. R- I Rv ins of Rist Urse-tnet. Tlere are no 13 prlcuiei" In the St Cli!. Countv Jail lIn Rielicrr. of Rn't ri"t Ftreft Is le-i covering from a severe Illness. Phillip SViip and Thtiiua Slav. .Ir , lost four Uen thlekena atturde, nlshu A irjy 'I In re Rcsitlcueeit niiiiinscrcl ,i Klre. The res-idence of Rich ml M nldeii. at No. "ins Brll avenue. sufTered JI 000 dama;e in a fire, caused bj a defective flue, jes teiday morning Tlie relderce of P. W. Ilnsett, No. JICT Bell avenue, adoinlns Mr. Mudden's premises, was also dam aged. Furniture in -Mr. Hansctt's house suffered to the extent of $100 Insurance covers the damage to the buildings. The furniture vvas not insured. Pound IlentI in His fell. nra-fULir speciau St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. C George Fouts. 3S years old. awaiting trial on the charge of mirglary and larceny, was found dead in nis cell in the county jail to-night. Delirium tremenn caused his dentil, the Jail phvician Mid. Fire nt Anlinrn. K)r. BowlliiBf Green, Ky., Dec. C I'ire to day at Auburn, a town of only SOO in h ib'anl-, eighteen miles south of Bowl ing Green, caused a lorn of 575.0V) Thu origin of the fire Is unknown. There Js ver little irsurance. Henry B. Harris, generally known to the theatrical profession as "Harry Har ris," j? in St. Louis this week to supervise the rehearsals of Robert Edeson'q new- play, "Rnnson's Polly," a dramatization of Richard Harding- Davis's story of that name. Mr. Harris is the owner cf "Soldiers of Fortune," which is the attraction at the Century Theater this week, and which is to he recast after the St. I,oius engage ment. Mr. Edeson and h,'s principal supporters nre to open in the new play, while per formers that Mr. Harris has brought here from New York will fill the xacanclcs in "Tlie Soldiers of Ftortune" company. "The theatrical season ln the East has teen a disastrous one for a great many managers," said Mr. Harris, "although our business at the New Hudson Theater In New Tork has been satisfactory. AVe opened with Ethel Barrjmore, and did a big business. "The general 'lump in the theatrical kuslnes in the East, however, is at tributed to hard tlm-s nnd the East is seeing mighty hard times. "When tne aounrs oegm 10 cu-aj'ieiii the first enterprise to suffer is the theater. The theater Is a luxury and peop'.u won't patronize the plays w hen their purses are light. "It cannot be denied, however, that there hns been n shortage of good plns this season and the ralhire ot some of the best itars has been due to their Inability to get a proper vehicle for the dlspla of their talents. "That wlich has caueri the greatest comment among theatrical men In New Tork is the fact that while business has been exceedlngli bad In the East, the Western houses are cnjovlng a season of prosperity unprecedented in the history of tee show business. "The business done by St. Txiuis houses has astounded tho unsuccessful managers ln tho East. The reports' we have rr leived show thut ail tne good companies have done capacity bu-incss In St Fiuls. This Indicates that there must be plenty of money in the World's Fair city and also lntucaees mui mere must ne a great many more thousands of people here than theTe were a 3 ear or two ago. BIG ST. LOUI8 BUSINESS. "I think the day Is rapidly approaching when St. Eouls can supply business for two or three more first-class theaters, and it is also apparent that St. Iiuis is de serving of letter than week stands." Mr. Harris l3 j. BOn of William Harris of the theatrical firm of Rich & Harris, who have been associated with Charles I"i oilman for many years. Henrv B. Harris was born In St. I.ruls at a time when his father was a member of ,1 local stock compnnj-. In speaking of this event last night. Mr. Hirrls mid: "My father had Just finished his art when the stago manager announced to lilm the conilne- of the new star. Thev all predicted that tho new boy was going to be a great in tor. However, my father get Into the business end of tlie theatrical 1 uslness a few jears later, and Instead of Bracing the footlights. I followed his foot steps and remained clcce to the bos office." Immense" Orders'' oiT Hand' '"for Lace and Candy Will Net Thousands To Lay Plan Before Court. Chicago. Dec. 6. By a sfroko of diplo macy John Alexander Dowle has estali lishcd harmonv between Zlon. its receiv ers and Its creditor? in and out of court. He proposes to settle with his immediate creditors, to arrange with others on a. reasonable time basis, and to end the ' receivership. At a conference to-day between the at torneys representing the heaviest credit ors and Jacob Newman, attorney for tho receivers. Dowio showed the lawyers a statement setting forth Zion's assets and liabilities. He declared he valued Klon's estate at Sll.WJ.CW above all liabilities. He exhibited large orders for lace and candv. He said neither the lace nor the cantiv factory could supply ILn orders. He showed an order for seventy-five carloads of candy from a Cincinnati firm. He showed a draft for JMiono from a wealthv-well-wlsher rnd declared he could draw for KOflOOf) more on one of Zlon'a friends 01 .. 1seoos.11. On this showing he offered to 3ettl all urgent claims In cash to put Zlon on a eah basis In .ill future dealings with the outside world. With his heaviest creditors out of the way. he said, his debts de manding immediate pajment would not amount to more than M"0.fino :,., Stevenson's Judgment notes for 00,lCO aro not jet due. Doctor Dowie's presentation of figures and his offers of settlement were satis factory to tlie attome. His plan will be , V submitted to-morrow ton meeting of the fek recelvers1. their attorneys and the attor-A T nejs for the creditors, and, it is believed. will be accepted. In that event, receiver!" and all creditors will Join hands with Doc tor Dowie In a. plea to Judge Kohlsaut to -tllmlss Ihe pending litigation, and permit Doctor Dowie rreedom to gather funda and set lie obligation.. CHINESE WILL SEEK OUTLET IN MEXICO. Capital iinil Labor Look to I-anit of HonlriumM for n Ilrven. 1S Ind'an Territory and luck via jr.. IC & T. Ry. December S. Severe Olnse at erarU. Newark. O. Dec. 6. Early this morning fire partially deslrojed the I'nlon block In this city, burning out the Powers-MII-Ier Company's department store, and en tailing a los estimated at SlS!-00 The Individual losses are: The Powers-Mill-r Company. loss SlCO.OCe); insurance JK5.CC0: Newark Real Estate ComDanv. owner of the Union block, loss J20COO. insurance 15.000: the L. A. Norton Compmy, books and stationery, loss SI.209. fully Insured: Hoover Ball Company, bicvele tires, loss 2 000. fully insured. Mexico City. Dec. C Preident Ens Hok Pons of the China Commercial Steamship Company, and Ionian Mowry. general counsel for the company. left to night for San Francisco. They have arranged their business with the Government, and on their arrival at j San Francisco will make arrangement " to dispatch their steamer to Hong-Korur i on time. They expect that Chinese of wealth will come here to enter business, bringing millions of dollars with them Capital in Cuba tarns little, and the op portunities for investment here are al luring to the Chinese. .Mr. Mowry regards it as feaslblo to open up large direct butt ress between this country and China, be s'des bringing here great numbers of Chinese laborers, so much needed in mine and on plantations. There are nearly 10,000 Chinese laborers in the States of Yucatan and Champech. Americin planters on the Isthmus of Te huantepec will take large numbers of Chinese, as laborers there are scarce and unsatisfactory. Indemnified for ProvUlon-. REPUBLIC SI'ECIAU Washington. Dec. 6 The Court of Claims has awarded C. B. Holland of Bates Countv. Missouri, T3.07S. for pro vision, etc.. taken from his property by the Federal troops during the Civil War. Clllnrse Cotton Crop. Shanghai. Dec. C The Chinese cotton crop shows splendid 'results. CASTORIAMfe ST" www ww aiwMw wm ?; m&, 1 i I S" V 4 . &S&&3SS$&m3iA 3F --a . .L 3A &" t.-SgltA s&tt-grt-aa JJTtPnl1ffff s.