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. COMMANDER EVANGELINE BOOTH
FRANKLIN K, LANE
TO "FOLLOW ON"
Accepts Invitation to Become Na
tional Chairman of Salvation
Army's Annual Appeal
WASHINGTON'S BEST BELOVED
RESTARTING LIFE AT 55.
Former Cabinet Officer Before Enter
ing the Gil Business as an Execu
tive for the Doheny Interests Will
Lend His Great Abilities to the
Church Militant Organization.
Franklin K. Lane, referred to far
and wide as "Washington's best loved
man," is undertaking two notable inno
vations at an age when most men think
mainly of retiring^to the quiet of pri
vate life. One is to "earn enough
money to support my family and keep
my bills paid," and tlie other is "to step
down from a high pince to resume my
place among the shirtsleeve boys and
give them a hand if I can !"
Two history making statements from
a man of Mr. Lane's attainments and
station in life! And the remarkable
part of it all is that he puts the shirt
sleeve matter-the thing about helping
his neighbors-ahead of that other
thing-making more money in order
the better to underwrite the Autumn
of his life!
Few men reach a higher niche In the
affections and confidence of the public
mind than has this remarkable man
from the West, who was once an ed
itor, then a lawyer and finally a mem
ber of the President's cabinet and who
withdraws from public life to "earn a
better living" after rendering a service
to the government the extent and value
of which would be impossible to esti
mate. Still fewer men are called to
such responsible place? as Franklin K.
Lane will now occupy. He will enter
the oil business as an executive for the
Doheny interests and will be estab
lished in New York city for that pnr
pose by April 1. But the rosy prospect
of making "a living wage" after sev
eral years spent in struggling along on
the salary of a cabinet officer has not
blinder] Mr. Lane to another opportuni
ty-that for striking a few powerful
blows on behalf of the "man who ls
down, but never out !"
Franklin K. Lane has accepted an in
vitation from Commander Evangeline
Booth to become the national chairman
for the Salvation Army's annual ap
peal for funds In 1920. Ho is already
?n this job, although Wall Stroet docs
not groot him as an oil well executive
for another month.
"It is a genuino privilege to find op
portunity for encouraging a work so di
rect and practical and so valuable to
the masses of the people as tho work
of the Salvation Army." said Mr. Lane
at his office in Washington the other
day. "When Commander Miss Booth
asked me to take the responsibilities
of national chairman for the liL'O ap
peal of that organization," continued
the secretary, "the first thought that
flashed across my mind was. How cnn
I spare time for such work when I
am entering upon a commercial task
of gn-at responsibility?
"And then there flashed across my
mind a vision of the things the Salva
tion Army does-the help it gives to
men and women and little children just
when and where they need it most
and I thought to myself that, after all
there could be no moro important
thing than this. So I accepted-along
with tho other job-and I am trusting
to the generosity of my new employers
to indorse my action in the matter.
"I believe every right thinking man
and woman in America owes tho Salva
tion Army some of his or her time
.every year. And I am going to pay
my share. I am going to get myshoul
)d>r squarely behind tho movement for
Jiumaa tliat can win '-lie hearts and
FRANKLIN K. LANE.
the confidence of the common people
like this Salvation Army has won them
in recent years. I am going to pull
off my coat and do some real work
that will show where I stand when it
comes to weighing the homely, unos
tentatious and highly practical relief
methods of this amazing hand of work
ers. I heard the call. The problems of
the poor are there to be solved, and
they can use my poor efforts perhaps,
so I have answered the call.
"I won't do much talking in the com
ing drive. I will do real work, and
when I do talk I don't want to talk to
anyone but actual workers. There will
be no speech making by me to those
who might he curious to hear a former
cabinet officer in action, hut who are
not interested in the work of the Sal
vation Army. I shall talk to workers
and only to workers. The day for ora
tory in such matters has gone. We are
down to brass tacks.
"I think I owe it as a citizen of
America (o show my understanding
and appreciation of the helpful work
the Salvation Army is doing in its res
cue homes, maternity hospitals, free
clinics, industrial homes, fresh air
farms and tenement house relief work.
"My testimony Is not needed, how
ever, In thig matter. There are 2,000,
000 or 3.000,000 of young Americans
who went into the recent war either
unaware that the Salvation Army ex
isted or having no use for Its methods
If they did know of it. So far as I can
learn these men came out of that war
unanimous on one subject-and that
was that the Salvation Army under
stood the average man, knew how to
deal with him and simply 'delivered
the goods' on the 100 per cent basis.
"There is no division of opinion on
that one subject. There could have
been no greater test for the Salvation
Army than the test It received in the
war. So after all I am merely adding
my voice to the mighty chorus I have
referred to when I say that the Salva
tion Army has long since won the right
to make an appeal to the rest of us
for its maintenance, and I am sure lt
will not make that appeal in vain.
"The Salvation Army one year ago
abandoned its old custom of begging
in the streets the year around so that
its workers could devote all of their
time and attention to the poor. It
makes an annual appeal each May.
Personally I know of no greater bul
wark that could be raised against the
rising tide of human unrest than to
strengthen the hands of this hand of
self sacrificing Christian toilers who
have the confidence of all mon and wo
men, regardless of race, creed, color or
position In life. I think it is Impor
tant for the interests of our advancing
civilization that such a practical and
wholesome work be stimulated and
maintained to the utmost.
"They say there are no 'down and
outers' any more. Personally I do not
believe it, or if I did believe it I would
know that the nhnormal times have
swung the pendulum buck ton far on
one side-and that it will swing far
to the other side directly. There will
always he a bottom to society. The
poor will always he with us. We owe
it to our fellow men lo know our neigh
bor and share his 1 roubles and prob
lems, and only hy that method can we.
in all fairness and righteousness, keep
the scales even in litis life.
"I am proud to face the problems of
the poor with the Salvation Army In
such a trying hour, and I hope tiiat
American men and women will stand
with me in the work ahead of us. But
they must bc workers. I shall have no
lime to entertain inore observers."
j Both for the organization that gives
I aid and relief to thc poor and for the
poor themselves, the high cost of living
has hoon a troublesome factor iu re
! cent months. Money does not go far
these days, but there's no one in the
world who can get more worth-while
work out of a dollar than can lho Sal
vationists. In this country they gave
away 3,699.767 meals In the twelve
month ending last September SO, and
provided 371,334 meals besides at ap
proximate cost. T'ney supplied fres
hods for 1,181,547 night lodgings and
1,498,887 at a merely nominal charge.
And in addition to all this and to all
that wis don1 for thousands in the
Anny institutions they gave tetuporfir;
relief to 709,351 persons.
By REV. W. W. KETCHUM
Director of the Evening Classes,
Moody Bible Inatitute, Chicago
TEXT-These things have I written
unto you that believe on the name of the
Son of God; that ye may know that ye
have eternal life; even unto you that be
lieve on the name of the Son of God.
I John 5:13 R. V.
Cnn anyone know in this life
is eternally saved?
This certainly is
an important thing
to know, if it can
The Bible, the
theme of which Is
If anyone, desir
I ng to know
whether he is
will go to the Bi
ble, it will tell
him, for it speaks
First of all, the
Bible states plain
ly that all people of whatever race
or class are lost.
This message of the Bible Is resent
ed by many, but why should we resent
knowing the truth about ourselves,
especially since God, who tells us we I
are lost, also tells us that he has made \
provision whereby we may be saved?
Is it not better that we know our
actual condition thnn to go on in ig
norance of it? If we know we are
lost, and also know there is salvation '
for tho lost, then we may be suved if
If for a single moment you doubt
that all men are lost, I would ask you
to read the third chapter of Romans,
and find out just what God says is the
actual condition of all men. The teach- j
ing of this chapter in Romans, which j
is confirmed by other portions of the '
Word of God, gives the plain, un- i
varnished truth concerning this matter.
It should stir us to the very depths of
our beings, and would leave us in hope
less despair if God did not at once tell I
us that he has graciously provided, in 1
the Lord Jesus Christ, salvation for all ;
men, and that they may be saved if i
they will take Christ as their Savior, j
In the next place the Bible makes
n clear distinction between people who
have taken Christ by faith as their j
Savior and those who have not done I
It says of those who have failed to ?
make Christ their Savior that because ?
of this failure, since they are afflicted,
with sin, they shall perish. What could .
be.plniner concerning this than the
statement of our Lord himself, spoken
to those who have not settled this mo-1
mentous question, "Unless ye repent j
ye shall all likewise perish ;" or this '
one, "He that believeth not the Son
shall not see life, but the wrath of
God nbidefh on him."
You see, the Bible does not leave
anyone, who has not taken the Lord <
Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, |
in doubt for a moment as to whether
or not he is saved, but plainly tells
him that he is lost.
Now what does the Bible say of that
person who has by faith accepted the
Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior? Does
it say of him that he is eternally i
saved, or does It leave him In doubt? |
Logically, if the one who has not tak
en Christ as his Savior is eternally |
lost, then conversely it is true that the i
one who has taken Christ as his
Savior Is eternally saved. But does
the Bible tench this, and does lt as
plainly give'the believer in the Lord
Jesus Christ tho assurance of his sal
vation, as it gives the unbeliever the
assurance that he is lost? It certain
ly seems reasonable that if one who
fails to accept Christ as his Savior
can know he is eternally lost, the one
who accepts Christ as his Savior
should be able to know he is eternally
saved. This is precisely what our text
says the believer may know: "These
things have I written unto you-that
ye may know," not hope, nor feel, but
"know that ye have eternal life."
Numerous passages in the Word of
God substantiate this teaching, and lt
is only because we have hearts of un
belief that we ever doubt it. It is so
wonderful, and it seems too good to be
true, that God shourd eternally save
those who accept Christ as their per
sonal Savior. But it is true just the
same, for God has said it, and he can
It is a marvel of God's grace that
the believer In tho Lord Jesus Christ
nt once has eternul lifo (John 3:16);
that ho passes at once from death
I unto lifo, and that he shall not come
into judgment (John 5:24). God who
saves has promised to finish tho job,
and has made provision to do so. It is
not for us, if we really have appropri
ated Christ as our Savior, to doubt
that God will faithfully finish our sal
vation : but as Paul tolls tho Philippi
ans (Phil. 1:6), so should wo be con
fident of this very thing, "that he
which hath begun a good work in you
will perform it until the day of Jesus
Church Must Be Democratic.
An undemocratic church in a demo
cratic ago is an anachronism, and no
matter how ancient her lineage, or well
J established her historic posilion, unless
i she is in close and sympathetic touch
with those great world movements she
is doomed to defeat and to spiritual
deadness and decay.-Bishop Guerry.
whether or not he
The German People Yearn for
The German people will one day be
ruled again by the Hohenzollerns.
The former German Kaiser does not
mean to quit. The German people do
not mean to quit. They mean to have
a Hohenzollern on the throne to di
rect German affairs, and the Hohen
zollerns mean to get on the throne
and strive again for the mastery of
TheEuropcan people seem to have
but little faith in any form of gov
ernment unless it is headed by a
monarch. This is so, not even except
ing France. The French republic is a
republic today but the French people
have such a feeling of confidence and
sympathy towards a monarchial form
of government that the French re
public may again be overthrown and
an emperor put on the throne of
While a majority of thc French
people want a republic now, yet there
is still in France a large number of
people who feel a certain insecurity
in their present form of government,
and would gladly turn again to king
craft and all its ills.
The people of Europe havo never
known anything in the way of gov
ernment but "God save the King."
They have been taught for hundreds
of years, and from generation to
generation, to reverence with equal
awe their God and King. They have
been taught that the king could do
no wrong, that he was divinely sent
and inspired, and that he was their
provider, defender and protector.
They have been taught that the hap
piness of the people, their prosperity
in peace and their success in war,
lay in the direction and guidance of
Thus the people of Europe know
scarcely anything of government but
that headed by a king, who moves
grandiosely among his awe-stricken
subjects, and whose ears hear the
deafening cries of the populace "long
live the King, long live the Empire."
The German people are thoroughly
monarchial in' feeling and belief. In
peace, prosperity smiled upon them,
and they gave the Kaiser the credit.
In peace, they were a happy and con
tented people, and the Kaiser was
hailed as their sole benefactor. Now,
in their woe and sorrow, in .their
tragic impoverishment, when the
hour demands a strong and powerful
government, thc German people feel
an unstability in popular government
and they will yet recall from Amer
ongen their former idol and king and
place his with acclaim on the throne
he so cowardly abdicated.-Augusta
Bodies of 70 Per Cent of Sol
diers Coming Back.
Washington, March 13.-Bodies
of seventy per cent of the Ameri
can soldiers who died in the world
war will be returned to the United
States for burial, Secretary Baker
informed the senate today in a re
sponse to a request for information.
In all about 50,000 bodies are to
be brought back at a cost Baker es
timated at $30,000,000. From twen
ty thousand to twenty-five thousand
will lie in the "field of honor" to be
provided in France.
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