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THE ST. EOITIS REPUBLIC: MONDSY. KPBIL 11'. 1904."
I ft in ie in mr 01 pip HI EXTRACTS FROM SUNDAY SERMONS DELIVERED IN ST. LOUIS PULPITS. "Many a noblo jouth tu-day Is troddlnp; tho Slough of Despond because disobedient to the heavenly voices. The nkfs In nature have necr bcin i- lent as to sin: arid man Is fjst lejrnini- to recognize them as the ery voice of God." The Revirend It. C. Iiob-on. "We are not In any sense made alone for thU life; nor aro vvc made to en- ter Into and to enjoy ourselves alono in a far letter life bejond this; but ne are made to touch In our dy and generation a. world with the magic power of our existence and leid m n he iv en ward "The Reverend Doctor M. Uuniham. "Ton th is the pencil for formim- the mobt lasting fntndships. Youth Is open-Iunrted and unsuspicious. Ono"s life as a rule closes -ind yrrows s.us- plclous with tl-e co-nnif of .isc" The Kevi rend W I) Itr-.iclf.cld. ' DOCTOR BURMHAM'S REASONS FOR CHRISTIAN BELIEF. Men Wer- Created In U-ad Other to , ' Eternal Happiness ns Well 2 as Thcmsclv vi. "Why Am I a Christian?" was the sub ject of tho Reverend roctor M. Bum Rial's sermon at Pilgrim Congregational "urch list night. His text wis taken -from the Acts, xi. "And the disciples jwero first called Christians in Antioch." Doctor Burnham said. In part: "Two Sabbaths ago I spo on tho question, "What Is Chnstlanit ?' Uist Sunday cvenlnr- I spo!e upon 'What Is It to Be a Christian?" "To-night 1 a.sk a third question, 'Whj T8iou!d I Be a Christian?" "" "We will say for our own spke. To be za Christian U the lir.n principle of a true "THfe." sn;.s Carnegie Simpson. And evei man's dut is to be tiue to himself. It has " THE REV. DOCTOR M. BDBSHAM, Pastor of Pilgrim Congregational Church. truly, been said, lu a profound analysis of 'lie human heart. "There arc two voices, Oielther cl which is verv long .silent in the neart of any serious and honert-thlnking fcian. One Is a voice within, tint speaks to a man of himelf. The other Is the i:iul- Itudinoui murmur of humanitv. in Its tabor and sorrow, now an uncouth icar. as iof the breaking se-. now a mean as of the homeless wind." "Let u. take these two voices in the re- "Verse order: The hrst is the gleat voice jjjf humanity, in aH its m ljor or its minor -f trains. "What a pleading it is to every man constantly, night and day. that this 'world cannot s-itlsfj! That voice may tome from the marts of trade, from tne bed of s'cknpss, from the hour cf deepest prief. from all the struggle of ltumamtv, the pursuits of the world the scholar, the artist, the business man. the great world of activity cr of suffering I care not -jhere vcu look thrre is something borne dn upon us at everv moment that adds ther than take? from the Msul hunger after something this world can never give. jiJVils voice can be dulicd to the car; it can 3ose Its power on the conscience and on the heart by absorption with material, "present things, rather than with pirit- ,ii?l and eternal; but it cannot be silenced. This world can never satisfy a man. rThere is something in the heart too deep. There Is a longing in the soul after God Joo-frreat to be satifW with any des- Jlinv this side the stars. "There Is a place where 'a man shuts the door on the world and where he .stands face to face with his God, and 3Mtli personal responsibilities, his own .iporal Identity, his own individual char acter and his own destiny." There he Ulstens, and must llsttn, to the still small voice jot God in his own soul Elijah "tiPard' It at the entrance to the cave, 'after the wind and the tiro had spent 'tjielr forces; the tumult of nature nad 'Bone Its way: God TOke to him In the hush and silence of the spirit life. But 'Jhere he speaks, and will speak, to the end of time, lo the soul that will listen &rtd his voice Is clear and his voice in the .still Mlence of the inner sanctuary with t!od makes every man listen, and some 'tlmes in spite of himself a voice that 'f-annot be hushed in time or, for aught ,'J, know, in eternity, despite or empha Ied by sometimes the loud voices of tho world. There Is a still small voice piead JOrg with every man here to-night. If .he Mil listen. It has ppoken to jou again !&nd again overhand above the world's yoices, coming sometimes with the voice of providence, in the hour of grief. It poke to vou pocsibly at vour mother's crave; it "spoke to jou louder than the .temptations 'of jtars gone by. God has pleaded with you in hours the 'tperl encefi of the world have emphasized to jfive your heart to him Now both these vpices. arc a cll lo us to look to and Jearn of Jimis Christ. -."Buf Clmst himself has n i laim on us. AVhv should we be Christians? Christ de uiands It. He has a right; he has a claim on the scnl: he has an inheritance not onlv qvlth his church, but with the world, which . loved and for which he died on Cl Tnrv's crops. Xor can we honorably dis jHiarge that claim without civing our selves: there can be no n!st!lute with Whilst, Wecannot exchange for the i-oul mir property, our smiles, our tears, our paternal efforts: Christ demands the self; our very souls, absolutely, irrevocably, be long to him. He has purchased us with JJs own blood on Cnlvarv's tr-e. He has Hlvcn his very life that sou and 1 might come, into hU kingdom and take him as the soul's chiefest. highest good. There is ft "wonderful plea in this the pressure yhich Jesus himself, on Ills cross, in his open sepulchre, on his throne, puts upon jour soul and upon mine. 'The unmeas ured and unmerited goodness and grace of God' comes to us with a volco above eiery other voice and a claim above every Clher claim th's- evenins: and. whether se discharge that, claim or not. the ob'.l SBtlon rests upon us. "Whv should I bo a Christian? For the woild's sake. You and I nrc our brothers' keeper; our talents are given us for use in the Master's kingdom and every true life is developed under the claim, not nnly of its own soul and lts-Xord and Master, tut the needs, the crying needs, of the great world. f "Princely men in the heavenly king dom' have always had that cry of the irorld pressing' with a pathetic plea plead ing trtth them. Robert Morrison, "China's Protestant Pioneer," from youth up until "Gbe JSargain Dunters Forty dollars given away. Look "out for tho Bargain Advertise ment of Simmons Hardware Co. In Tho Republic next Wednes day 'morning. "il'awV-s- ' 1 VWS4J. G" - .slHaVSScSse''' SsbVskw. ' ' BBBBBBTflF BBhaBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ' V 'ssssV ''.EsssssssssslsssssssssssHf -f BSSSSMHSBBSMSSSDBSSSSBSSSSSSSa f 30 . 4) . e " i II C. Dobson. I hi work naf done. lived uptlcr the power of thu plo.i. John Kenneth Mackenzie. "Die Bc.Ti-v.ed I'hvslcian' In rhina. an swered lh.it appeal with his lire James tSIImour. The Apostle to the Mongol"," did the same thlnp;. So did John l-.lv inc rton Nevius. "Tile Christian Organizer in China.' So" did GcorRO Leslie Maokey. 'For mosa's Preacher and Teacher.' So did the Reverend Horace Tracy ntkln and the other prlncelv martyrs nf China's spiritual renewal have the same spirit. And time woti'ri fail me to tell cf the men who have wrought out grandest character under God in answer to Mich appeal. Life indeed with us Is a question of our relation to the great world In which we spend the few jcars of our earthly existence; but it is more; It Is to bo a factor in ItR character and Its pow er ami to win souls for Christ. We are not In any sense made alone for this life; nor are we made to enter Into and enjoy ourselves alone In a far better life bejond this: but we are made to touch In our day and generation a world with the magic power of our own existence and lead men heavenward "The.s are the reasons that prtss us to give cur hearts to Christ and to give thtm now. Hut add also this one thing, our Lord emphasized repeatedlv. tne guilt aim ounger or living in s-sn vou cannot listen to the language of our I-ord with- out ftellrg that it is not eift for any man to live In sin and It is nor safe for any man to die in sin. It Is every man's duty and snfft his only safety to accept Je sus as Favlor and to obe him as Lord." MUST FORM CHARACTER IN THE DAYS OF YOUTH. Rev. Doctor nroiHIeld Preaches on The Yoanfl Mini nnd Ills Corapnn- Ions' at Cook A venae Church. Tee Reverend W. D. Bradfleld. pastor of the Cook Avenue Methodist Church, is preaching a series of Sunday evening ser mons 10 young men on "The Young Man." Jjst evening ho spoke on "The Young Man and His Companions," and said, in part. "The desire for companionship is In stinctive. By nature we are social be ings. Isolation is distasteful. The mar velous growth of modern cities finds its pfulu-opny in this fact. The growth la not mootrn. nor is It rational; it is a world-movtment, and began In the be ginning, not for reasons ot saiety, nor for ton.mtrtial reasons alone, but for social reasons as well, the masffcs riock to great centers "People are more company than stump." sail the old Irish woman, who preferred btgglng In the city to comfort in the country, and this is veil nigh the vi hole philosophy of the growth of cities. '1 he desire for companionship Is peculiarly intcn.'o among oung men. They will have their companions, and they ought. "Youth is the period for forming the most lasting friendships. Youth is open hearted .uid unsuspicious. One's life as a rule closes and grows suspicious with the coming of age. Youth in the Impressible putty on the board of the glazier; age is the hardened, unlmpresslble putty on the window pane. So it happens that ojr r,ist friends, our lifelong friendir. are the friends of our youth. The 'dead line' is reart-ed in the life of many a minister, not because he studies less, or believes less, but because he loves less finds It incicasingly difficult to take his people upon his heart and number them among his personal friends. "The true basis of friendship is com munity of interest and participation In life's best things. "You'll not mind my saying, will you,'" said an officer on a Brillsn steamer, with whom Robert B. fcpeer had declined to drink 'you'll not mind my saying, will you, that I never do really feel quite at home with men who will not drink with me' "'O young- man! The tie of friendship between many men is participation in questionable things. He is my best friend who will drink with me. Nay, nay. The most enduring friendships are those which are the "interlinking of life In its deepest and best things.' Comrades in war. who hr-ve borne common burdens for the com mon hag of their country; soldiers of the cross, who have endured like hardships for their Iord these ar the best friend.-, and the Inspiration, the tap-root of their friendship, is "community of participa tion" In life's best things. "One's companions should be by choice and not by chance. John Weelev. his biographer tells us. entered Charterhouse i-chool a saint and left It a sinner. No marvel this, for Wesley himself tells us that he had not one religious friend among his companions. It was rffferent when Methodism's future founder went to Ox ford. He resolved, upon entrance, that his friends should be by choice and not by chance. "In that resolution Methodism had Its birth. Soon young Wesle, by careful se lection, was a-soclated with religious young men, and their devotion In the studv of the Word and their consistency of Christian life won for them the title of 'Methodists' a title which 7,000,000 of God's children are not ashamed to wear to-day. Yes, let your friends be by choice. Know who they are. Exercise a prudent reserve until you are assured of their character. "No Influence is more vital in shapins our characters than that of our compan ions. It was a wise saying of Euripides, "Every man Is like the company he is wont to keep." That of Cervantes was equally wise. Tell me thy companions and I will tell thee what thou art." "A greater than nil these has said, "Evil communications corrupt good man ners." Tho pity is that this corruption Is often. In Its heglnning. unperceived. The loss of moral and spiritual fiber through Impure associations Is often an uncon scious Iofs. Sampson, after his unholv companionship with his deceiver, said. 'I will go out, as at other times before, and shake myself." "Alas! "and ho wist not that the Lord was departed from him. S" pivotal moments come In the lives of m"ii. Crises are to be faced, and they sy. "I will go out, as at other times be fore, and shako myself," and discover, be cause of their unholy associations, they have power neither with God nor men. "Of what Incalculable blessing, on the other hand, is a noble friend: What an anchor to "tie to'! How he steadies us! How he discovers U3 to ourselves! Thcie Is a power In love." said Emerson, 'to dis cover another's destiny better than that other can. and by heroic encouragement hold him to his task.' "O young men, "there Is a Friend that stlcketh closer than a brother" Jesus Christ. He discovers us to ourselves. He discovers our Immortal destinv better than we ourselves can. He would, by the heroic encouragement of his deathless love, hold us to our task. However good you are. he tells vou that there Is yet a better man within you. However bad you may be. he tells you that there Is the potency of a saint within ou." CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH CALLS METHODIST MINISTER. Members of Webster Groves Chnraje Invite Des .Moines, la., Pas tor to Preach. The members of the Congregational Church at Webster Groves have called a Methodist minister to be their pastor. His name Is Lewis T. Guild, and he has a charge at Des Moines, la., where he is the pastor of tne Orote M. E. Church. Mr. Guild, it It said, does not like the three-year rule of his church, which com pels ministers lo change regularly at the end of that period, and aa a result he has E'.ven reason to think that he desires 4a make a change, but nothing definite 1 known as to his acceptance of the unani mous call tendered him yesterday. Should he do so he will succeed tho Reverend C7 U. Klass, who was called to Philadelphia January I. It Is upeotod that be will preach In The Reverend The Reverend 31. liurnliiiin. Webster Groves In the near future. In Des Moines ho built a $33.0uO church and increased the membership from X to 301). He is of the opinion, it is slid, that a longer term should be -the rule in his church, rather than having to move just as he Is getting his work well In hand. EVIL CONSEQUENCES OF SIN ARE APPARENT IN NATURE. Illernilj nf Coil nml llnninnllj Muu MlirdiiK rolnls of All llclltclon. It was expected that the Reicrend Doc tor Niccolls would be present to take part in the communion service vestcrday morn ing at the Second Prcsuvterl in Church. But. nn account of tin1 rewrltv of tho weather, lie was prevent il. The Reverend It. C Dobson, his assistant londucted tin communion ser Ice and reception of new members, and pretiLhed in the evening from the text: "Four we know only in pait "' lie said: "Th tirnltv of God and the humanity of man arc the starting iwiints of all re ligious belief. On the one hand we have all wUdom. all power, all life, omni presence, the One who Is declared to be from "everlasting to everlasting" On the other hand, we have limitation, botli as to time, place and power, and ot whom it is said. "Dust thou art, and unto dust thou sluilt return." Between the tun lies the gulf of time, which separates and dis tinguishes the one from the other, and which is so wide that wc can get but glimpses into the realm bejond; and that only bv divine aid. Yet, unlike the 'eter nal gulf." it does not exclude the one, from the other: nor Is the passage from the human to the divine ever closed, al though Into the fullness of that province we cannot come until wo have passed throusli the Vnl of Death" and been clothid with immortality. But while standing on the outskirts ' Hi's coun try and knowing but a part of his waj". there tiro wafted to us small whispers from beyond; which some day will break lntx full, round tones, and we shall under stand even the mjstery of his will, and THE REVEREND W. C. DOBSON. Associate pastor at tho Second Presby terlan Church. 'know even as also we are known." Until then, life is enshrouded in mjstery. So that throughout youth, manhood and old age, "wo know only in part, and can prophecy but in part."' "But in regard to hln and duty, the st'llnjsj has boon broken" by the voice of God. He haB spoken to us bDtli in nature and in revelation. The seer tells us that 'If Nature once whispered the folly of rln and Iniquity, now she thunders the way of right living." If the youth harbors evil thoughts and slviis h!melf up to excesses and vices. Nature weaves a cor responding coarseness in his face and de meaner. It was sin that wrecked the palace of Davln and ruined the genius of Solomon: nnd many a noble youth to-day is treacling the Slough of Despond because disobedient unto these heavenly voices. The voices In nature have never been si lent as to sin: and man Is fat learning ,to recognize them as the very voice of ""But,.Io! these are but the remotest out skirts of his ways For there Is yet a nearer approach to himelf. and a fuller tcno bieaklng through the silence to man. For In Ills Word he bath spoken, nnd In his Son he hath verified that Word. Close ly ltnklrg this earthly life to that heaven ly realm, Christ has come, declaring him self ."the way, the truth and the life." What wisdom is found In these words! What revelation for man's uplifting In the life and work of the Christ! What con decenslon for his salvation In his self seciflce nnd death! What glorification aial transforming pow;r In his resurrec tion and ascension! Yea. to all the world and for all time he has spoken peace to the tr?ublcd heart, forgiveness to the sin ner, rst for the weary, strength to the weak, light to those who sit in darkness. Vnd to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion. to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of Jov for mournlrg. end the ga-ment of praise for the spirit of heaviness." "But when we have summed up our knowledge ot God. and have measured our wonderful opportunities In Christ, let us ask. whether in experience we know and realize as much as we could and should. Israel was forbidden to come near the mount while God was speaking to Moses at Sinai. He was privileged: to hear his voice and to come Into his presence, while they must view from a distance and hear only the whisperings of his voice. In the beautiful temple at Jerusalem there was a 'holy place." and far hidden within the "holy of holies." into the latter only tho high priest was allowed to come, and that cnlv once a jear. But unto us It is per mitted to come into the very presence of our King and to l'stcn to the Father's voice as he makes known his will to us. And by oft waiting at his mercv seat. In communion with him. we shall he re newed In his image and transformed Into his likeness from glory unto glory." REJOIClfoVER CLOSING SALOON Praise Services Held by W. C. T. U. in Union M. E. .Chuvcli He- gardiup Forest Park Cottage. Union Methodist Church, Garrison and Lucas avenues, was the scene vesterday afternoon of a meeting called under the auspices of the W. C. T. U. to return thanks for the closing of the Forest Park Cottage saloon. Ministers representing nearly every religious denomination In St. Louis were present, and those who could not attend sent communications expressing sympathy with the movement and willingness to co operate. Mrs. F. H. Ingalls, president of St. Louis Union, "W. C. T. C. presided, and ad dresses were made by the Reverends Doc tor Michael Burnham. F. G. Tjrrcll. E. Duckworth, Mrs. Clara Hoffman and Wil liam H. O'Brien, representing the Knights of Father Mathew. The pastor of the church, the Reverend N. Luccock, Invoked the blessing. The Reverend Doctor Duckworth stated that, while the Christian people of St. Louis were to be congratulated upon the fact that the bar had been closed in the Cottage, they should not stop at that, but do their utmost to have the Cottage aban doned entire'y. since the good of public morals demanded It. " Mrs. Ingalls stated that the next move of the W. C. T. U. would be to inaugu rate a war against the Sunday saloon, in which they expect to be as successful as they have been In the Cottage fight. Those in attendance wore requested to sign a petition to the City Council re questlnir the enforcement of the Sunday closlnr law. which will be presented to that -body at an early session. sy -- ' ' -vf 'sssssbSSssV V. ' " J & -? 7IssSSSTbV "S? Btfs?:- V v saBTBBBBBBBBM sHBBt JdlsttBftu v i TfsTBTBTBTBTsTi VsBv jlC! " ''lcssssssssf V$tfKl - "'' Zfr ' SaP 5 &'?&'. - ' ''"'''isSsBHBP'- ' sssssV '' iiasssssM?""?" '"Tsisssssssssssssi ' ' BBBBBBBBBHs4'"r''SBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB BSBBBBBBBBB "V X" "SSISBSSBBBBBBBBbII '' BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBf ' ' CHRISTfAN CHURCHES DECIDE TO UNITE Mount Cabanne and Central Con gregations Will Worship in Same Edifice. NEW PASTOR IS SELECTED. The Reverend A. M. Pliiljmt of California Called lo Succeed the Reverend Frank G. Tyrrell. . The union of the Mount Cabanne and the Central Christian churches was de cided upon at a Joint meeting of the boards of the two churches jestcrday after noon. The exact time for the consolidation has not been determined, but it is gcnorally understood that it will not be effected until about October 1. when the present church edifices will be abandoned and services conducted in the new Union Church, now In course of construction at Union boulevard and Von Vensjn avenue. A change of pastors will take place June 1. The Reverend Frank G. Tyrrell has re signed the pastorate of the Mount Caban ne Christian Church, to become effective on that date, and will devote his time to giving a series of lectures. The Rever end Howard T. Crce, who held the pastor ate at Central Christian Church, resigned a month ago, and is now in charge of the Christian Church at Atlanta, Ga. The committee decided to extend a call to the Reverend A. M. Philput of Santia go. CaL A member of the committee stated that Mr. Philput was highly recommended to them, and that the committee Is anxious to have him accept the call. Mr. Philput was pastor of a Christian church In New York City for seventeen years. It was stated that while both churches will continue to be occupied until the com pletion of the Union Church, no temporary pastor will be selected to replace Mr. Cree Arrangements will be made to have Mr. Philput alternate between the Central and Mount Cabanne chufches until the new edifice Is ready for occupancj. The committee having the matter in charge is composed of J. H. Garrison A. H. Duncan. L. W. Grant. Hamilton Gro ver, W. D. Pittman, S. H. Thompson, Frank P. Grant, W. P. Clarkson, R. A. Mills, W. O. Wait. Doctor L. A. Young. R. P. Crow. O. E. Scott. M. M. Mun, R. D. Patterson E. M. Brlggs. F. W". Jones and J. J. Seary. ACTOR FREDERICK WARDE IN EPISCOPAL PULPIT. Noted Tragedian Addresses St. John's Cona-rejration and ITrjres Closer Union of Religion and Stone. Frederick Wards, In an address from St. John's Episcopal Church pulpit, said yes terday that the stage is a factor for good, as well as the church, and that the latter often misjudged the former. Mr. Warde is a member of the Episcopal Church. The building was crowded to the doors with persons eager to hear the noted actor from the pulpit. A quartet from the Bostontans, consisting of Messrs. Howard Chambers, Douglass Ruth."cn, Campbell Donald and Harry Dale, was another Interesting feature of the cere monies. Mr. Warde said that he desired to call the attention of hie audience to the Act ors" Church Alliance of America, formed five years ago in New York by the Rev erend Walter E. Bentley. The Right Rev erend Henry C. Potter Is president of this organization and Joseph Jefferson is first Vice president. "The object of this organization," said Mr. Warde, "is to establish closer rela tions between the men and women of the stage and those of the church. "The stage grew from the church. - The mass was the first play, the priests were the first actors, and the altar was the first stage. But now the church and stage are prejudiced against, each other." Mr. Warde said that the stage had been abused by the church, and had answered abuse with ridicule. '"We want recognition of the integrity of our motive?, and the sincerity of our actions. There are quacks in all profes sions, but there cannot lower the stand dards. If frivolous or Immoral plays are presented, it is because the people demand them. When an exalted and Inspiring play Is presented, it Is the duty of the clergy to teach the people to attend. The preach er should come and see the play, before he abuses the stage. We not only preach our sermons, but we act them. "The schools, the church and the the ater are the great factors in mental de velopment, and they -should work to gether. Render unto the church the things that belong thereto, and to the stage its Just deserts." Mr. Warde was an Imposing figure in the pulpit When the services were over the congregation were enthusiastic In Its congratulations. A smoker was given In honor of Mr. Warde Saturdoy night by the St. Louis Lodge of Elks. t ANNUAL. DISTRICT COXFEBEXCE. Sessions to Continue Tsro Dnys. the Reverend Doctor Sharp Presiding;. The St. Iiouls annual District Confer ence of the M. E. Church. South, the Rev erend Doctor T. E. Sharp presiding, will convene at Klrkwood this morning' arid adjourn to-morrow evening. The programme for the two days is -as follows: TO-MORHOW MORNING'S SESSION. Devotional exercises, the Reverend E. J. Rlnkle. Roll call. Kle-ctlon cf wcretary. llxtnc hours for mfetlnir and adjournment. Apolntment of committees: Ucenso to Preach J VV. Iee. W. D. IJrad field and O. C. Fountain. Quarterly COnfarence Record O. H. Durglrs, W. Q Donnan and A. II. Robblna Mlflon J. H. 1'oung. Doclor O. M. Gibson and c II. Lanham Temtwanoe-C. VV. VVebdell. II. R. Single ton and K. J. 8nsen. Reports of pastors. Reports cf local preachers and passage of their characters, and renewal ot llcnsf. AFTERNOON SESSION. Devotional exercises. th Reverend Z. T. Mc Cann. Discussion J. W. Vaughan and C S. Hart rldze. ' Should We establish a D'aoontss Home and School V the Reverend W. M. McMurTy. D. D. General discussion. "Real Pastoral Vlaltlnrj: Its Value; How Done." the Reverend Josephua Stephen. Discussion, the Reverend VV- D. Bradfleld and the Reverend R L. Russell "As a Rule, Do Our Sunday-school Teachers Lead Their Pupils to Christr Messrs. W. B Harrison, a w. Hall and W. S Bak'r. Conversions at the Regular Services. What la Necessary" the Reverend C W. Webdell Discussion, the Reverend K. J. Rlnkle. the Reverend J. O. Eddlemon and Mr. C H. Lan ham The Church Paper: Ita alue." tha Rever end J. 8. Tiller. Discussion, the Reverend C. C. Wood". IV D. "Do Our Official Boards Attend l"raier Mft Irg and Sunday School?" Response b a lay man from each church Sermon, the Reverend H. R. Singleton, TUESDAY MORNIKO SESSION. Devotional exercises, the Reverend J. M. Stultx. Minutes of the afternoon session. Woman's Home Mission Society. Mr. Bassett. Woman's Foreign Mission Bocletr. Mrs. Land wehr. The Preachers- Relation to the Societies," Mrs J. W. Evane M , "Missions," the Reverend J. II. Toung. D. D. "Our City Mission and Churcb-Ebrtcnelon So ciety: Us Value," the Reverend J. W. Lee, D. D. Discussion, th Reverend W. T. McMur ry, D. D. "The Epworth .League Assessment." the Rer erened M. T. Haw. .... "civic Rithtenusnens: the Church's Respon sibility,", the Honorable X. P. WUflej. The Reverend W. D. Bi-adfield. S'rmon. the Reettnd J. E. McDonald. AITERNOON SKSSION". Devotloral exercltc-f. the Reverend W. Donnan Minutep Our College. ' rK D. D. the Reverend J. C. Mor- Reports of ommittees: License to l'reach Stale of the church Mlsvonj Quirterly Conference Reenr's l.lrUlon pT iIcIcemos to Annual conference. TenuH-riirtf. Announcement or Committee to I.icene Per suis tit I'reatli Commtttie to serve until the Annual Confereiut. Minutes Adjournment .Sermon, the Reverend W. D. Bradfleld. IIMIEIlSAI,Ir MKBTITtG. Reverend Joseph "vevvtoii Will lle-e-tnlillxh Church In St. Louis. The first move in re-establishing a Uni versally congregation in St. Louis was made In the Oilion jctrrd.iy afternoon hv tho Reverend Josrph Newton, who came here under the auspices of the Natioml l"nler.ili-t Convention Mr New ton conducted a service and ex plained the nature of his work. The form al on;an'7ation of tho church will be ef fected ".ime time this wrk. and services will be lieM rest'l.irly every Sunday after noon In the rev.lt.il hall of the Odcon. Mr. Newton staled that some ears ago a I'niver'-.ilist ihurch was suppoited here, and he is crmlirient t'l it the movement will meet with favor. Clinrrh Choir Concert. St. Anthonj's Church choir v 111 give a concert next Wednesday evening in the Parish Hall. Mcramcc street and South Cornpton avenue, under the direction of Professor M. P. Betkrr. The programme will include compositions by Beethoven, Kuecken, Kreutzer. Strauss, Gounod and Verdi. I.n dies' Mil SoHety Sale. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Maple Avenue M. E. Church will conduct a oIe Tucday morning in the Dolph building. Seventh and Ixicust streets. The ladles have been gathering samples from mer chants ove- the country, and these will be, disposed of for the benefit of the church. Will serve- Dinners. The ladies of St. Mary's Guild of the Church of the Advent will serve a dinner next Thursday. Tridav and Saturday from 11:00 to '2. o'clock at No. 81 J Locust street. NEWS FROM THE PARISHES. United Irish League to Give Riv er Excursion. The United Irish League of St. Louis will give lis first river excursion of the season on the new steamer. Corwin H. Spencer. Sunday, April 17, 1504. The boat will leave the foot of Locust street at 10 a. m., and return at 1 p. m. The Young Ladle-sV Sodality of the Vis itation Parish, under the auspices of the Bon Ami Club will give an. informal dance at Dc Hones 's Hall, No. 39 Olive street, Wednesday night, April .3). A euchre for the benefit of SL Wences laus's Church wl.l be given in the school hall. No. "MS Oregon avenue, by the ladles ot the parish on the night of April 20. The Reverend Fathers J. J. Conway and J. Sullivan. S. J., have returned to the St. Louis University, after being absent giving retreats. The Reverend William Cunningham, S. J , of riorissant, closed a retreat last week for the joung ladles at Mount Notre Dame Academy, Reading, O. St. Mary's congregation. BellevWe, wUI givo a supper next Saturday night In the Hufrs Hall for the benefit of tho church. The Reverend Father Mullance, C. S. S. R., Provincial of the Redemptorlst Order, Is In New Orleans, where he was called en account of the Berlouu illness of his sister. The sodalities of the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel have elected offi cers as follows: St. Ann's Sodality Prefect. Mrs. J. Llne han: vice prefect. Mrs. P. Massing; secre tary, Mrs R. Troll; treasurer, Mrs. Crum ble: medal hearer. Mrs. Sutherland. Young Ladles' Sodality Prefect, Maggie Reed: first vice prefect. Nellie Goetx; sec cond vice prefect. Matle Rural; secre tary. Mamie Cousins; treasurer. Mary Foley; medal bearers. Misses Nellie Feeny and Agnes Clifford; consulters, Alice Lon ersan. Mary Shea. Stella Unland. Maggie Cousins, Emma Nolan, Stella Dcming, Nellie Crumble, Kate McGrath. Alice Sutherland and Mabel Walters. St. Agnes Sodality Katie Walsh, pre fect: Llllle Garrett, vice prefect; Nellie Dower, secretary; Sadie Powers, treas urer; Josle Lonergan, medal bearer. The tower ot the St. Philip's .Church, French Village.'HI . was so badly' damaged during a recent storm that It will prob ably have- to be rebuilt. The parochial residence was also damged- A company of fifty members of the First Regiment, Hibernian Knights, has been formed to compete In the drill con tests at the World's Fair on Hibernian Day. July 2L The company will drill in St. Bridget's Hall. JefTerson avenue and Stoddard street, under the direction of Captain T. R. Roemer. At the military dress ball to be given bv Division No. 6. Ancient Order of Hi bernians, in Uhrlg"s Cave Hall. Jefferson and Washington avenues, next Thursday night, all members of Campanies A. B and C of tho division will wear their uniforms, with the exception of sword and belt. A euchre for the benefit of the Young Ladies' Sodality of St. Joseph's Parish will be given on next" Thursday night in SU Joseph's School "Hail. Eleventh street, between Oass avorrue and O' Fallon street, commencing at 8 o'clock. A guess ing contest for nonplayers will be pro vided for. . "THE B4HGAI-J HUSTERS." Fcrty dollars given away. Look out for the Bargain Advertisement of The St. Louis House Furnishing Co. In The Re ptb'lc next Wednesday morning. MISSISSIPPI ON A STAND. Levees Have Stood the Strain and Danger Thought to Be Past. Memphis. Tcnn . April 10 The Missis sippi River at this city to-night has come to a stand, with a stage of 39 feet shown on the gauge. This is a rise of three tenths of a foot since SatUrda night. It Is predicted hv the United States Weather Bureau officials that the water will remain stationary to-night and to morrow will begin to recede. Thus far all levies In the Memphis terri tory have withstood the overflow, and it Is tl ought that when the water begins to re cede all danger will be over. Clinton Pottery Destroyed. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Clinton. Mo., April 10 The Clinton pot tery was destrojed at 10 o'clock this morn ing by a firo which originated in the boiler-room. Fifty men nro thrown out of work, he plant was owned by P. A. Folckmer of Kansas City, hut negotia tions are pending to merge It into an as sociation backed by Chicago and Cincin nati capital. Its rebuilding Is considered doubtful. Mother Abnndoned Child. Mr. Melissa Gordon of No. 7333 Olive street yesterday asked the police to care for a baby which was left at her home about one week ago by an unidentified woman. Mrs. Gordon stated that the woman rented a room about a week ago. The next day Mrs. Gordon heard the baby crying, and found that the woman was gone. The child is a girl, about 1 month old. Tcnnnt Kills Overseer. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Texarkana, Ark.. April 10 I. Z. Rice, overseer on the Cutoff plantation on Red River, twenty miles northwest of here, was shot and killed by a tenant named J. H. Hobson jesterday afternoon. Hobson is in Jail. HnntsvlIIc. Tex., Homes Burn. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Dallas, Tex.. April 10. Fire last night at Hiintsvllle destroyed the homes of C G. Barrett and J. W. Robinett. Losses 113,0.1). Insurance 17,000. Married Women however, by the use of Mother's Friend before baby comes, as this great liniment always prepares the body for the strain upon it, and preserves the symmetry of her form. Mother's Friend overcomes all the danger of child-birth, and carries the expectant mother safely throogh this critical period without pain. It is woman's greatest blessing. Thousands gratefully tell of the benefit and relief derived from tho use of this wonderful remedy. Sold by all aM.tf fL a7 sc"oi.if.s m owner s book, telling all about am this liniment, will be sent free. mW gMmTmS mWm aW v Tli Brasfteld Regulator Co., Atlnta, to. F mmWSmmmM J0PLIN LEAD FIELD IS AFFECTED BY FIRE. Artlsltlrs May He Decreased This Weelk Ilecnase of Ilnrnln-c of Ser- Htre Smeller at Carters Hie. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Joplln. Mo , April 10. The burning of the Serage Lead Smelter at Carterville may result in a little less activity in the local l-ad ere market this trt. It was burned too late to affect the market last w eek. Lead prices were generaliv unchanged, the quotation being JM a ton, with ore selling .is high a $6y a ton for extra choice bins of ore. Zinc sold all week on an assay basis of 131 to C7 a ton of "0-P'r-cent zinc, with the highest price $10 tor one fancy grade bin of ore. A year ago zinc sold at 541.50 top and lead at a.. The corresponding week of lat year the sales of both zinc and lead were the greatest of any one week of list year, the values aggregating nearly J300.U'. The shipment of zinc last week was a little larger than the previous week, but the lead shipment was a little less, with a gain In the aggregate value of the two ores of SS.995. Meal prices and the prospective outlook of the market is better, and this, it Is thought, will have a tendency to keep the zinc ore market strong. Although the shipments have been less than the output for thrie weeks, the reserve stock is Btlll a thousand tons less than a year ago. "when prlces.wcre higher than now. Following are tne Eaics in pouno- ui zinc and lead made by the companies and individuals owning land and first leases In the various camps of the Joplln district for the week ending April 9, 1904: JOPLl.V. Zinc. 711.330 . H 234 S-0 "al.31' 141 5-n l--7.37' 103. SO -3') 7J.T-B 74.22-1 70O-1 6-jl E7 ?"-- .7n 47.7JO 43.71 v.7H- n. W340 M.T10 UT.i :t If 530 1S.3-.-I liS ir,3f-. 10.4-rt J0.3O3 so-a S.170 e.ooo Lead. 81.74) 4.139. 44.1-) Unlt'd Zinc Comnanii's Holmes, Cays & Roger Granby M. u P. Co Continental Zinc Co I-rairte Chicken Mining Co Joplln Separatlnr Co Hunkr Hill Mlnlne Co Missouri L. i. Z. CD Kentucky-Kansas M. & M. Co. Independence Mining Co Adirondack Mining Co hultana MfrUns; Co ErnnIre-Powr Co Wolcott-Dalrd land John Jack.cn Mining Co Pa. M . S. CO Reynolds i. P.rber..... .loplin Prospecting Co Consolidated Mlnlnr Co Walker-Conklia Milling Co Montgomery L. & Z Co Nemo Mining Co Mafsasott L. & Z- Co RoarinK Springs L. A M. OS.. Boqu Mining Co Rob Roy Mining Co Leonard Realty Co Mutual Mining Co F. L. Tale Jumbo Mining Co SaainawiL. ft z. Co BniKsjer & Co L. F. Williams land Triad Mlnlnr Co McKlbbn land South Joplln Mining Co .....?.. ie.170 .1.6-") iO) 4 13) isioii .H t.uvi TM JJ.7-0 771 S.9S0 ,- 16 "JO Hex u. fts v-o ..... Shoal Creek Mining Co Unclassified sales 34,5'X) Total sales Values Zinc, Ji.3- lead, . I,77,10 265.K0 J7.-00 Total. t3.- WEBB CrTT-CARTERVlLLE. Aylor land .v... American Z-. L. A S Co Underwriters Land Co , Eleventh-Hour Mining Co Bunmer Mining Co Portland Mining Co Majestic Mining Co - Homestead Zinc Co Perry ft Co , , Troup Mining Co Boston Get-There Zinc Co..-:.. helton & Co C B. Gammon lease Eldorado Mining Co Delia S. Mlnlnr Co Bradford-Kansas atr Co Thirty-Elrht Mining Co Edgar-Cnrl Mining Co Unclassified sales 472.1 24i30 211.(v-) -BS.73) 13.57V ix.r.0 in. 6io 94.72) 78 ) 73.5SO 4S.S.-.) 4191) 40.S13 11.0J) 11 (W 15 5-1) 1M70 13.750 i.y-i 34.60 33.S-0 7.6 2.3S1 SJ.73) 7.05O ""tio 4.4l 3. 40 3.-100 3334 13.79) Total sales' l.S-2,360 503JSO Values-Zinc. 53. 1M-. I-ad. M4.535. Total, 43- .1 7. DUENWBQ. Consolldatrt Jack Mlaes Co... 41to Mercantile M M. Co 194.170 Porto Rico Mining- Co et.K Old Cotonv Zinc Co CS.O) Obert Mining Co 55.570 Bcston-Duenwer. Mlnlnr Co.... 61. 30 Brooklrn Mlnlnr Co 42,i0 Underwriters Mlnlnr Co 39,:tt Wcmroaok Bros 8 D. Mitchell land High Ball Mining Co Crown Crest Mlnlnr Co. Leo lease ceoo 7.S0 Total sales 92S.9S.1 h Values zinc. ie.7S: lead. H.S00. Total. E30. PROSPERITr. Cresceus Mining- Co 13L110 Alberta Mlnlnr Co 117.390 Katy C Mlnlnr Co 15.030 Total sales S3 50 8.1 Values Zinc. 14.610; lead. 5M0. Total. J4 !i). GALEXA-EMPIRjr Murphy. Frlel & Co G. . Monlux Squires & Gelsslru-er Union Z and L. Co Harkor Z. & L. M. Co.., Battlefield Webster Mining Co S Roteson & CO Owl Mining Co New York Zinc Co Galena. L. ft Z. Co South'ide M. . M Co.. Pittsburg Mining Co. ... John Page Palmetto Z. M. Co , II Ciwlev Mag-ale Tajlor J. M. rollard M. Co Jcs. Murrh) Crusher Co. E. B. gchermerhorn , Russell . Co Unclassified sales moo J.570 i.4 "slao 540 4850 7S.J00 75.M0 51. aw 5S.S50 SO 640 45,370 41.670 31070 14.470 10.010 65 1.6 10 st.ro 11.540 12.110 s-so 6.S10 5 410 4I-90 2.360 1.0-0 1.S40 6.070 Total sales 7S0.45O 1-1170 Valjes Zinc J11.5M; lead. J3.600. Total. ls.- "" CAVE SPRINGS. L. B. Satcdy 8.1M Ihlsenr Mining; 0 4,(60 6.---0 Bt-nco i.goi) VVlllapus IVallapu 5-) Total sales 13.5SO 9,030 Values-Zinc. $:: lead. J-S0. Total. JS05. CENTRAL C1TT. Drumer Mining Co 30.1'") Derringer & Co 16 .50 lddy Iea-e ".6W K. C M. & M. Co lis-) Badger State 1,010 Total sales 49 400 11 K60 Values Zinc, I70O: load, J4C0. Total, JL100. ALBA-NECK. Penn Zinc Co 210 9W ... ., "J,9. HE MISSOURI SAFE DEPOSIT COMPANY Th groat ehrom stoal vaults tf Tho Mlourl Smtm Dsnoslt Company aro ABSOLUTELY PI RE and BURGLAR PROOF; furtharmoro, holna abovo tha atraot lovol, tholr contents aro not In -Jangoi from orator. Stool boxos of a varloty of ohaaoa and slsoo Flvo Dollars a yoar. DIRECTORS. H.N SlXURDf.il. S.W. BllSINQr.fi. BOLSMUS SUSCH. p.. a- rcnouson. THE MISSOURI SAFE DEPOSIT COMPANY Equltablo Buildlna. Ground Floor. 6th v Laeust THE MISSOURI SAFE DEPOSIT COMPANY Every womaa omit shapely, pretty f5gnr, aod many of them deplore the loss of their girlish forma after marriage. The bearing of children is often destructive to the mother's shapeliness. All of this can be avoided. (U, ffMUoCUn fU Uu&t4'' Forty dollars given away. Look out for the Bargain Advertise ment of Schaper Bros, in The He public next Wednesday morning. Lnke & Brown 129.4S9 Eclipse Mlnln-r Co 115.140 Grey Eagle Mintn-r Co 1M.SS Kith-t-jne Mining Co B1.730 Honey Mining Co. S3 .TO West Alba Mlnlnr Co iasia II. B. H.-Battle An Mine 49 SCO Total sa'- 1.3S0,d33 Value. VXXX. OROXOGO. La Tosca Mlniir Co RMSO Mornlnr- Star Mining Co fl.570 Iw Drop Mlnlnr Co B.3" Klondike Minla Co .Lsoo Arey & Co S.v Adams & Co I.7M 4JO Total silea 314.120 Value Zinc. n.J55: lead. J255. Total. ziNcrro Lucky Five Mining Co 7ono Liverpool Mining Co 64.2SO Transfer Mining Co 47,) East Hollow Mlnlrat Co "& tttsrart lc Co 1S.63--) t.170 JS.U0. Total sale Value-Zinc. J3SJ5. CARTRAGB. Kiheka Mining- Co Mav Mining Co VVaddell Zinc Co Consolidated Trou- Co Hudson Mlnlnt- Co Hudson. Jr . Mining Co 21T.W) ltW.O M.SM 4.1(- J4.411 2t.01O ZZS04 Total sales J4M7J Value Zinc U43. CARL JUNCTION. Oxford Mining Co -... 13.3 Isipmlng Mlnln-r Co De Garmo Mlnlnr Co..... Total sales H?.-"" , Value Zinc. -S: lead. tW. Total. I BADGER. Peacock Valley Mlninc Co - rJfjHg Badger M. & M. 5 H.SW Total sales ......... &l,0 Valus Zinc -4.U0. AURORA. Soott Coleman ..... MB.JOJ Kentucky Mlnlnr Co 143.3 Ctlcago-Auroni. Co. !f-I2 Boston-Aurora Zinc Co........ "-E Daugherty A Co .- 0.374 Clev eland -Aurora. Co. . United Zinc Comtaniet. JJ.4J9 Sandy Hill Mining Co JS." Llles land SU! Incla-rst&ed sales ... . .s Total sales .." i" Valus Zinc tvysi: av". M7. Total. EPRINO CU 1-SPURGIl. St. Paul Mlnujx Co . LJ Five Bees Mining Co........ MM Kno-uUl Mining Co....... . s.14 m 1U4 'ilia Tnfjtl sale-- . wK'T&S'l Valus Zinc. SSt: lead. B5EF BRAJ4CH. F. D. Pslt-s ....... -. MlHt Alta Mlnlnr Co ... ...... Georrlx 3finlnr Co.. ....... ...... ...... -ta. n.aD ..ar Valus-Zlne. 5-; lead. H.0T8. Total. B. GRANBT. An.h. S.f A- K fir. .. . S-CAOS SAT Valus-Zlnc -3.C30: lead. -0.K0. Total. I MITCHELL-rr.i-"-w Wflw r"ri 440B vaiiu u-tc hw; is-.--, nw. -- -.------ REED9. . Reynolds-rills Zinc Co , g ,. Value-Zinc. W.XI0. DISTRICT. The past week. !-?"? --x--f- VaiuT Zinc. HTMSO: lead. t.M. TK5. FtrtJen" weeks 1M.IASJ8 MM Value Zinc B4S.S06: lssd. JS.4,0. -rotfU. B.0GJS0. "THE BAKGAEI Ht-.-lTBaUJ ' Forty dollars stven away. Look out ftir the Bargain Advertisement of Schapsr Broa. In The Republic next We-dne-sdT mornlng. BELIEVES IT WAS BROTHER. Otto Ziller May Be Man Who Jumped From Bridge. John Zllles of Highlands. I1L. who eaBedl at the Fbur Courts yesterday, twU-rtcs that-the man who jumped from the Sada bridge and was drowned last Monday was his brother. Otto Zllles. ZlUes stated that his brother left horn last Monday, and has not been seen slooe. He describes him as being 34 years old. S feet 10 Inches tall, having; dark hair and mustache, and weartatc a black: flock coat and vest, black tro-jsers. soft clack hat and a reddish brown overcoat. This description is almost identical with that of the man who jumped from the JSads hridgc. Zllles offers HO reward for his brother's body. He has little hope that he Is not the man who Jumped from the hridre. Zllles stated to the police that be thonsht his brother wan temporarily deranged. When the missinjf man left home he had about 1100 on his person. ASSAULT IS "THE CHARGE. James Conroy Held at the Foor Courto. James Conroy of No. 2411 Blair avenue. who. It Is said, is a striking; fireman, and who was indicted by the Grand Jury on the charj-o of conspiring; to commit an assault, was arrested yesterday at Tenth street and Franklin avenue by 8pedal Officers Dooley and Stoops. Conroy was Indicted, with officers and members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The Indictment was not made public because his whereabouts were not known by the police. Conroy Is supposed to be one of the men who -cnt to the Laclede Gas Company's plant at Second and Rutger streets for the purpose of assaulting nonunion firemen. Canfey Soeeeeds Moore. Bloomlngton. 111.. April 10.-W. B. Caufey has been appointed superlntand dent of maintenance of mv nf th rhi- ! 5?s and Alton system, to succeed George i Moore, who goes to the Rutland system of v ri iiiuiiru H.C MUKSTICK. aacs h. mtoc. W. H.aelHTVRC. T. H SJcK-TTRICK. L. O. SJoNalR. cow. a. samf. cacc c. tssscu. c. G.tsasmcR. H. 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