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with entire confidence that it will meet every
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X Sol Agents, Hawaiian Territory.
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given prompt amd aareful attention
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We have ths
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msn prepared to furnish speelal
of Mrw
Read the Advertiser,
Statistics of the Work of the Great
Missionary Body in its Nine
tieth Year.
ST. LOriS. Mo.. Oct. 10. The ninetieth
annual meeting of the American Board
of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
convened this morning- in Pilgrim Con
gregational Church and will be In ses
sion three days. Between two and three
hundred corporate members, officers of
the American Board and women's auxil
iaries, missionaries from foreign and
home fields, a well as prominent minis
ters and laymen from many Congrega
tional churches, were present. Rev. Dr.
Michael Burnham, pastor of Pilgrim Con
gregational Church, delivered a short ad
dress of welcome, A fitting response to
Dr. Bumham's eloquent remarks was
made by Samuel B. Capen, LLD., of
Boston, president of the American Board,
who said, in part:
"There will be two thoughts constant
ly before us all through these meetings.
The first is that it is the closing year of
the century, which will be known in nis
tory as the great missionary century.
"And the second thought will be the
fearful story from China. Never before
have we held our meetings under such a
shadow. We remember the noble mm
and women from our firesides who wear
the martyr's crown; we remember the
native Christians who have not hesitated
to show their fidelity by shedding their
1'fe-blood, and our prayers will go out to
the home friends whose hearts are bleed
ing and torn. Nineteen years ago in this
city, the Shan Si Mission was inaugurat
ed, this year It has been practically ex
tetminated in awful massacre.
"St. Louis has held many conventions,
pianned business the last few years but I
venture to predict that none has been as
Important in the greatness of Its outlook
as the meeting of this American Board.
It reaches In Its influence around the
wcrld and has to do with the mightiest
forces that can lift the nations.
"The Interest of the press in all these
gteat world movements Is one of the most
significant things of this generation. How
different all this Is from the conditions
even twenty years ago, to say nothing of
the periods in the early history of the
"And it ought to be noted to the credit
of the daily press as well as the great
magazines that as a rule they have un
derstood the great crisis in China,
Speedily the great truths came home to
them that the Chinese uprising was not
chiefly because of the missionaries. They
saw that the great reason was the in
justice of the great foreign nations In
st aling their ports and territory and the
commercial progress which had often
selfishly and heartlessly run rough shod
over Chinese traditions arid which was
depriving laborers in great numbers of
their employment. I am not familiar with
the facts in the West, but our press In
the East has editorially recognized the
humanity and unselfishness, at least, of
most of our missionary effort. When we
hear of sweeping criticisms, let us re-n-ember
there is another side, and recall
the great service the missionaries render
for humanity and righteousness."
Rev. Charles R. Daniels, D.D.. secretary
of the home department, read his annual
r port, which is the special report of the
prudential committee. It was as f allows:
The report of the prudential commit
tee, home department, stated that death
naa claimed rrom the ranks of the cor
porate body ten of Its members whose
services have ranged from 1S51 to 1898.
During the year forty new missionar
ies have been sent to their several fields
of appointment eleven men, three of
whom are physicians, and twenty-nine la
dies, twelve the wives of missionaries and
two of them physicians.
It is expected that at the coming ses
sion of Congress a bill will be introduced
Including, among other features, the re
peal of the legacy tax to Institutions of
a literary, educational or charitable char
acter. During the past year there has
been a rebate In rent to the Congrega
tional missionary societies from the
Congregational House income of $1,124.
The press has been an effective agent for
good. The magazines and the secular
press have aided the work greatly.
In addition to the missionaries assigned
under the auspices of the forward move
ment committee, some twenty-two mis
sionaries or missionary families have
been assigned through other agencies. In
two cases missionary families have been
taken by Individuals. In two cases by en
deavor societies grouped for the purpose;
In two cases by churches grouped, and
the other cases by Individual churches.
The Missionary Herald circulation Is In
creasing, though slowly. The Congrega
tional Work enters about 60,000 families.
The wants of the children are still met
by the Mission Daysprlng, Issued con
Jointly by the American Board and the
Woman's Board.
The Rev. Charles C. Cregan, D.D., dis
trict secretary, makes the following re
port from the Middle District, Including
Connecticut and Ohio, and the Middle
and Southern Atlantic States:
The total receipts are only slightlv less
than last year, notwithstanding $1,000,000
has been gathered for the sufferers In
India from organizations largely center
ing in New York.
The contributions from the living have
increased $16,585. while the legacies have
decreased by the sum of $17,278. From the
Y. P. 8. C. E. and Sunday schools there
has been a gain of $1,354. The women
have Increased their gifts $1,019.
The Rev. A. N. Hitchcock, Ph. D.. dis
trict secretary, presents the following re
port from the Interior district, the dis
trict including fourteen State's and Terri
tories west of Ohio, and the Southern
Mississippi 8tates: The twelve or fifteen
churches which have undertaken tne
support of their own foreign missionary
pastors, while largely increasing their
gifts during the past year, have not In all
cases fully renewed their pledges at the
expiration of the year. There has been
an Increase In donations from all sources
of $,640. Additional gifts for famine re
lief and orphan work have probably ag
gregated $10,000. The number of
churches contributing from some sources
has Increased by eighty, while the num
ber taking public collections is less by
thirty-two. There has been a gain also
In Sunday school contributions.
The Rev. Walter Frear. general agent,
makes the following report for the Pa
cific Coast agency:
Mission freight was sent by the Aeolus,
a schooner newly built for the Jalult So
ciety, and by the Queen of the Isles.
Four missionaries were sent to re-open
work on Ponape. Tne miBsioiKs
Ing to and fro have included forty-four
adults, and, mciuaing cmiuicu, !Vj
persons. The churches of Southern Cali
fornia and Oregon have made decidedly
the largest gains in gifts to the treasury
of the board this year, as did those of
Northern California the year before. The
receipts are larger by $1,638 than in the
previous year. The Women's Mission
Board of the Pacific Coast made up the
amount pledged, and have a small sur
plus They are also undertaking to raise
$2 000 for the twentieth century fund.
Report of the secretary of the American
Bible Society. Rev. E. W. Gilman. D.D.:
Since September 1, 1899, we have put at
the disposal of your missions in Spain
and Austria for the purpose of circulat
ing the Scriptures, $850, and we have also
made consignments of 12,798 volumes of
the Scriptures, of the value of $2,32, for
sale and distribution through your mis
sionaries in Ceylon, South Africa and Mi
cronesia (including Guam). In other
part? of the world, where the American
Board Is at work, direct and efficient aid
has been extended by means of resident
nj-.fnts of e American Bible Society.
The American Tract Society has made
good grants to missionaries of the Board
in five of its missions to the amount of
The Congregational Sunday School and
Publishing Society has contributed Sun
day school literature to representatives of
the board of six different missions, and
at nineteen different stations, in value
One year ago we reported the increase
in receipts from individuals and churches
as most satisfactory, amounting to over
$39,900 for the distinctive work of the
Board, and above $19,000 for the distinct
ive work of the women's foreign boards.
There has been a gain from these sources
this year, but by a much smaller figure.
Sne year ago we reported a serious fall
off In legacies. This year there has
been a remarkable Increase over the pre
vious year. The officers and committee of
the Board subscribed nearly $37,000 to the
twentieth century fund. The plan is to
raise a fund of $250,000 from those who
are able to give an extra offering which
will in no particular conflict with the
regular Income of the Board. At least
$125,000 has gone from our constituency
this year in answer to the cry of distress
from India.
There are aboui 5.G00 Sunday schools
from which we might expect offerings.
Of these schools 1,246 made contributions
to the work of foreign missions, or a
gain of about 78 per cent. The amount
contributed was $17,204, or a gain of about
5 per cent over the previous year. There
are 3.696 endeavorer societies connected
with our churches. Of these societies 1,
637 contribute to the work of foreign mis
sions through the Board. There are 2,158
societies left to be brought Into line. The
total contributions from these societies
are $22,496, as against $21,577 last year.
This sum Is divided between the Ameri
can Board and the Woman's Boards in
the ratio of $11,779 to the former and $10,
157 to the latter.
The regular donations from individuals,
churches and various societies were $516,
5345. a gain over the previous year of $26,
186. Of this sum $214,774 came through
the contributions of the several Women's
Beards, an Increase of $14,664 above the
receipts of the previous year from the
same source. To the distinctive work of
the American Hoard the record of last
year, with Its increase of $39,465, is still
further increased by $11,484. The income
from legacies shows an Increase over the
previous year of $52,663. The Income rom
the permanent funds exhibits a large in
crease over last year by $7,125. The in
crease of special donations for the year
amounted to $19,568.
The receipts for the eear from all
scurces. Including $1,272 for the debt are
$737,957, an increase from last year of
$93,756. This Is more than the average
for the past five years by the amount of
increase in legacies, which was a little
over $50,000.
The total expenditures of the Board
from all directions have been $732,051, anil
the debt now resting upon the Board is
The report of the treasurer, Frank H.
Wiggin of Boston, showed that in expen
ditures the cost of missions had been $676,
165; the cost of agencies, $17,119: the cost
of publications, $9,304; the cost of admin
istration, $29,461; balance for which the
Board was in debt September 1. 1899, $88,-
6.17; total, $820,588. Receipts. $737,957; bal
ance for which the Board is in debt Au
gust 31, 1900, $82,631; total. $820,588.
The British wul hold Shan-hai-Kwan.
The Russians have evacuated the
summer palace.
The Fiench are provoking riots in
Yunan province.
Eight thousand German soldiers will
winter in Peking.
Half the Japanese army in China will
Boon be withdrawn.
There is renewed persecution of
Christians in Shantung.
Wholesale massacres by Russians are
reported from the Amur.
The powers may destroy the Chinese
fleet in Formosa Straits.
LI Hung ("hang will go to Peking
with a Russian bodyguard.
Ching Wan Tao, a Chinese port, has
been occupied by the British.
After its capture Moukden was burn
ed and looted by the Russians.
The United States and Great Britain
are now in diplomatic relations with
Prince Tuan's successors are liberal
minded men from the province of Man
churia. Russians will give the Peking-Tlen-Tsin
railroad over to German manage
ment. Chang Au. the ancient capital of Chi
na, may be re-occupied by the imperial
The Chinese court will go further in
land and remain for a time in Shen-si
The Empress Dowager was reported,
on October 7th, to be seriously ill in the
province of Shan-si.
The spirit of the Chinese court, in the
conduct of the peace negotiations, is as
anti-foreign as ever.
England is the only one of the powers
that has not agreed to the German pro
posals in regard to China.
The American signal corps beat all
other detachments to Peking, and had
the first wire working into Peking. The
Japanese were next.
The order made by General Chaffee
for the surrender of all the property
held by the Americans along the water
front at Tlen-Tsln has been revoked.
It is reported In St. Petersburg, ac
cording to the correspondent of the
Times at the Russian capital, that the
Chinese fleet in Formosa Straits at
tempted to engage the Russian armored
cruiser Rurik, but the latter's speed
frustrated the plan.
Li Hung Chang has ordered the re
lease and safe escort to Peking of five
Belgian engineers and fifteen mission
aries who have been kept prisoners
many weeks at Pao-tlng-fu. Ll Hung
Chang is apparently doing his utmost
to please the powers.
The British river gunboat Woodcock
has gone to Hankow to survey the Han
river. It is significant of future events,
regarding the capture of the Chinese
port that the British river gunboat
Woodlark is surveying a landing plac
near the Kang Yin forts.
"The United States Government has
proposed to the powers to Insist that
Prince Tuan be beheaded; that the Em
peror be induced to go to Peking to
form a government of progressives, un-
Vle ',1Epo ot European bayonets,
and that the Empress Dowager be de
posed. ' So says a London paper.
"I write to say that my father-in-law
has the right to possess everything that
I have. I hope he will take good care of
my children. We had been living in Chris
tie lane, and during toy absence my wife
did something which took her away from
me. She left my children from 5 in the
morning until 11 at night almost starv
ing and went to dark places with this
gcod-for-nothing fellow. I don't
think there is any harm in killing a wom
an of that sort. Dear reader, will you
please look to my children? Good-bye.
I have no further time but to say
that this good-for-nothing fellow and my
I wife caused all this trouble. My father
j In-law has a right to everything. He has
' absolutely nothing to do with the crime.
I I hope he will look out for my children,
la The things my wife has done were
Benjamin Stelgmann before attempting
to murder his wife and kill himself pre-
pared for the end by writing letters ex
onerating his father-in-law, M. Dollin-
jger, and telling of the infidelity of his
wife. The letters were written in French,
while a number of statements as to his
business affairs were In Hebrew and Rus-
jsian. J. H. Schnack, one of the jurymen,
'translated the French letters, while M.
Dollinger, the father of the woman who
is now lying in the Queen's Hospital.
translated with a trembline vi
Russian and Hebraic characters
ii wa a premeunate,
letters all showed.
The coroner's jury, compost ...
. P. H. Burr,.... ' .
srs. J. H. Schnack, P. H h,,,.;... 1 Jli
Camarinos. Wm. RmitMo ' " G
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idge and P. Desney. after hearlni v"
testimony of Dr. Emerson y
and Officer Hanrahan, render .v
lowing verdict: lhe fol
"We find that B. SU-lgmanr
his death in Honolulu Octotx-r r r l
juries to- the brain, result of a I?m
wound from a bullet discharh-ui 0m ,
revolver held in bis own hand witk f
cklal intent." 'th
M. Dollinger, who was pre sent whe
tragedy took place, testified iu the f 'h'
as already given in the Adveruw.
count of the shooting. c-
Officer Hanrahan testified to vv
statements made by the dead mar i2
had heard Deputy Sheriff ChillinCWnu
ask Stelgmann as he lay dvinir a. I?
hospital, if he had shot his wife St
mann answered, "Yes." He haj
I Mrs. Stelgmann In answer to a auestiT
ot the Deputy Sheriff state that her hu.
band had fired the shots into her hod'
She had also stated that her father V
not shot her husband.
Mrs. Stelgmann was reported ream
easily last night shortly before midnuthi
but that she was failing rapidly.
Challenge was Sent to New York
for an August
LONDON, Oct. 10. Sir Thomas Lipton,
later in the day. informed a representa
tive of the Associated Press that his
challenge is on board the White Star
steamer Germanic, due at New York
Thursday, and that he prefers that all In
formation as to its contents be given out
by the New York Yacht Club. The letter
challenging contains a suggestion as to
the date of the race, which, it is under
stood, will be in August.
It is reported that the challenge yacht
will be built on the Thames and that she
will be named Shamrock.
According to rumor, Robert Wrlnge, one
of the commanders of the old Shamrock,
will command the' new racer.
LONDON, Oct. 10. It Is reported here
that a challenge from Sir Thomas Lipton
for another series of races for the Amer
h's cup reached the New York Yacht
Club this morning. At the office of Sir
Thomas Lipton today the report that his
challenge had reached New York was de
nied. It appears, however, that it was
recently mailed or that it is about to be
sent to New York.
NEW YORK, Oct. 10. J. S. Vodie, sec
retary of the New York Yacht Club, said
tbat a letter was received today from Sir
Thomas Lipton, announcing that the
Lipton cup for seventy-footers is on the
Germanic, due here tomorrow. There
was no challenge, he said.
Not Enough Men to Care for the
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. Accompany
ing the report of Major General Brooke,
commander of the Department of the
East, to the War Department, was a re
port by Major Story, Seventh Artillery
Inspector. Major Story states that the
personnel of the artillery Is manifestly in
adequate to serve the armament already
mcunted, and he believes there is such
ge t eral recognition of this fact that
there will be an increase In artillery
fcrces at the coming session of Congress.
"It should be remarked in this conn
tion," he says, "that the enlisted foit
required for one relief to serve the rmj
ern coast armament in this military flt
partment is estimated at 15,010 men m
on the 3Pth of last June the enligtl
strength of the heavy batteries n th
department amounted to only 4.9S3 men
and of these quite a number of artBlen
soldiers are required by the exigencies or
the service to garrison posts whi
not properly artillery stations.
"It may also be stated that, with the
exception of the artillery school at Fort
Monroe, Va., there is not in any imtor.
tant harbor In the United Statt s , r
the minimum number of officers require:
by the coast artillery regulations for tht
service of the modern armament, ft
control and direction."
Major Story comments upon the anil,
lery reorganization bill now pending in
Congress, and says it is a serious defw;
of the measure that it does not supply
sufficient officers for staff administration
"The number of officers now aiwer,;
from their batteries," he says, "is prolj.
ably in excess of 40 per cent, and thert it
no prospect in the near future of im
provement in this respect. If the bill
passes In Its present form this unfortu.
nate condition will be aggravated, sln.e
officers must be withdrawn from the
batteries for staff administration. It L
therefore earnestly recommended that (lie
artillery be put upon the same bayis a?
infantry or cavalry In providing i:T:r
for staff work."
Be venue Bulmgs.
Revenue Collector William Haywood
calls the attention of local tobacco
dealers to the rule of the United Stat"?
Treasury department forbidding the
removal of tobacco from the original
stamped package for display in Bhow
windows. In San Francisco recently
there have been several confiscation?
of tobacco used for display purpose?
which had been removed from the orip
lnal package.
Dealers are also reminded that it a
illegal for wholesale dealers to remv?
goods from stamped packages for w.le
to retailers. Retailers are only allowed
to buy from wholesalers in full pack
age lots and violations of this proviroi
may mean severe punishment.
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