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SAN. ; . FRANCISCO, SATURDAY,' JULY ; 20, 1901. VOLUME XC— NO. 50. REPRESENTATIVE BUSINESS MEN OF SAN FRANCISCO LISTEN TO CHRISTIAN COUNSEL EARNESTLY VOICED BY A LEAGUER AT NOON EXERCISES IN COURTYARD OF THE PALACE HOTEL Resignation o f Strong Accepted. WASHINGTON, July 19.— It was official ly announced at the War Department to day that the President had accepted the resignation of Captain Putnam ' Bradlee Strong, quartermaster. United States army, to take effect July 15. J~)EL1ABLE information was] secured ';late^lasi]nigJit to the \effect that 'Detroit can '.-'have! the I JiX^nexti convention if the represeiitatives \ of that- "city \ nozu here. desire it. It is understood* that . a majority ' of the board of -control is against -Minneapolis, which \kas .. been ¦ the only city to ' make a decisive} struggle to r seciire : the c the ': present r bui unll be referred to.^ trmtjyip that city will accept' the pro ffere'd; honor. 4 '• ' ' . . : : " ;' ' ' • . "• DETROIT WILL PROBABLY BE MEETING PLACE OF NEXT INTERNATIONAL EPWORTH CONVENTION Leaguers ehall practice- tithing and teach It wherever they go. - • Achieved',* was the" thenie of Rev. J. W. Saunby.B. A... of : Medicine^ Hat. Northwest Territory. He told of the Epworth Leaguers in his territory giving $25,000 annually and having thirty mem bers in the foreign field. He also spoke of the benefit of the missionary libraries In the societies. Three thousand sets of these have already been sold. Several districts, he eald, are raising the whole conference assessments. Work Before Us. Messrs. Kerby and Turk, who have be come very popular with the audiences, sang "Redeemed by Love," after which Rev. "W. W. Cooper of Kenosha. Wis., spoke upon "The "Work Before Us." He spoke in part as follows: We should aspire to become the greatest mis sionary church in the world. We should lead the missionary enterprise rather than remain near the bottom of the list. We are giving only 50 cents per capita per year to send the gospel to two-thirds of the world who have not, as yet, heard of the Savior, while the lit tle Moravian church is giving over $2 per capita. Our hands are red 'with crime which was perpetrated early in the history of the League, and we are accessory to the crime so long as we remain silent and do not rise up and wash the stains from the pases of our history. It is a crime before God that we have tied the hands of our millions of young-j people an'J say they cannot take a collection for other than League purposes. We need to dignify the most Important work the church has to do by creating- a missionary department. Personal Work for Christ. Rew R. S. Cantine, D. D., of Los An geles, • spoke on "Personal Work for Christ." He said in part: Gladstone's greatest work was not In Par liament, but that for lost souls. The time for this work is youth. Who ever saw a John Wesley beginning: work when his hair was gray. Edward D. Soper, a young layman of Harrisburg, Pa., was the last speaker of the afternoon. His theme was "Young Laymen as Soul "Winners." He said in part: Bout-winning is absolutely necessary, on the part of laymen for their own success. A lay man's life muat be an active life or there Is no life at alL Give him a Sunday school class, make him a leader of meetings and keep him busy until he Is fitted to personally direct eouls to the Savior. The preacher cannot do all the work alone. The young people are afraid of preachers. The ones that can reach the young: people, and the only ones that can, are the y-jung people themselves. >. .The session closed with the singing of "Abide With Me," and a benediction by Dr. Case of this city. Free Car Rides Are Refused. E. C. Gilbert, ex-general, secretary of the California Christian Endeavor Union, yesterday made a personal visit to the of ficers of the San Francisco and San Mateo Electric Railway and . the Market-street system in behalf of the Epworth League committee on transportation. The San Mateo line issued permits for all white cap ladies to ride free this week. He could secure no favors|from Manager Vinlng of the Market-street Railway Company, j Large Party From Southern California Un expectedly Reaches * the City to Take Part in the Convention's Final Meetings educated. Common Westy ought to be in the SUs land an embezzfer la punished. Epworth church of God. Xt\ we don't pay the Lord fal» tithe we are emheazUn*. In the courts of the afternoon session at the Mechanics' Pavilion. O. M. Vesper opened the song service. The ParE'slsters rendered "The Palms,", and in response to an encore played "The "World's Peace." Rev. E. E. Scott of Vancouver. B. C, presided and Rev. John Foster of New Orleans offered the opening prayer. The theme for Jthe session was "Forward Movements in the Church." Rev. S. R. Hay of Houston, Tex., is not attending the, convention, and his place upon the programme was taken by Rev. Alonzo Monk \ of Knoxvllle, Tenn. Dr. Monk's eubject'was "Systematic Benevo- Ibnce." He £ai<i in part: I don't want apjj man leading in prayer in my church who giws less than a. tenth of hla Income, provided tW ne has been properly Fully 7000 Epworth Leaguers attended Important Themes Eloquently Treated at the Pavilion in the Afternoon. TIMELY TOPICS ARE DISCUSSED CONTRARY to the expectations of the reception committee, a large delegation of __ Epworth ¦ Leaguers arrived in the city from the south yesterday. The party numbered 200 and was made up of workers from Ban Luis Oblspo and Intermediate points. The leaguers came by boat and were met at the pier # by the ferry recep tion detail. Word has been received that more than one hundred leaguers who have been de tained in the southern part of the State on side trips Trill arrive to-day and take part In the closing exercises of the con vention. Arrangements have been made by the committees for their reception and necessary accommodations have been se cured for them. It was a busy day with the leaguers. The day began 'with early morning prayer meetings at several of the leading Metho dist churches. At 9 o'clock there were sessions of the convention at the Pavilion and the Alhambra Theater. There were rousing meetings at both these places, as well as In Metropolitan Temple, in the afternoon and evening. The interest manifested In ell the sessions was most marked. At the noon hour there was a well at tended meeting 1 of business men at the Palace Hotel. Many representative mer chants were In attendance and took active part In the exercises. A special missionary conference meeting has been called for to-day in the rest room of the art gallery in the Pavilion by E. T. Colton, chairman of the com mittee having mission work In charge. Addresses vrill be delivered by Bishop. Joyce, Dr. Berry and Dr. Bashford. Dele gates from every district and chapter are expected to be present. The meeting of the board of control at the Palace Hotel this afternoon is looked forward to with Interest by the Minnesota delegates, who are -urging that their State b« honored with its selection as the meet ing place for the Epworth convention of 1903. The chances are excellent that their claims for recognition will be recognized by the board. Thus far no decided contest for the honor has developed. LEAGUERS ARRIVE FROM DAY TO DAY Continued on Page -.Thxea. DH. B. L. PAINE OF LINCOLN, NEBR?, ADDRESSING THE GATHERING' OF BUSINESS MEN AT NOON YES TERDAY IN THE COURTYARD OF THE.PAUACE^HOTEL.; THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE OF MEN PROMI , NENT IN THE WORK OF THE CONVENTION. .'.*¦_ . -. . ... EARNEST ADDRESS TO BUSINESS MEN Dr. B. L. Paine of Nebraska Speaks Words ¦of Wisdom to Many Leading Merchants Who Gather in Response to Invitation IN the courtyard of the Palace yester >day at noon some fifty business men JkQf.Sari 5Yanclaco>'nian>«o£.them.rep-*.: ; resentatlve men '-of their class,' gatri- * ered In response to the call .-of the Epworth convention to take part in religious services to be conducted by Dr. B. L. Paine of Lincoln, Neb. Considerable wealth was represented at the meeting, and all listened with earnestness to the j words that were spoken calling upon them to attend to their spiritual as well as ma terial wants in this busy, materialistic age. .-.'.'/ , The singing of the league hymn, "When the Roll Is Called," marked the opening of the meeting. This finished, Dr. Paine requested all present to join with him in singing the national anthem. The chants complied with ready' energy and ,when the grand -notes rose upon the' still .., air the balconies above were- soon i filled ' t with hotel guests, who' occupied their . points of vantage in deep silence through- , out the exercises. \ . . - >. ¦ , A chorus of fully 100 leaguers then sang ' "The Child of Sorrow," after which Dr." Paine addressed the gathering. - His meth- ] od was plain, \omelike and most con- , vlnclng. He said: - , .- _-.. ! 1 I come from the plains of Nebraska. T. too, am a business man.' and I want to say that .never before have I, been received .with such "kindness as In San Francisco. I 'Wish to see the business men here. I. know it Is difficult for them to leave the mart of commerce and finance during working hours, but at this hour of the day. the hour of general relaxation from care and work, men may possibly come to hear us. Religion and business can go hand In hand. It often does, and business men are often truly religious men. When- a business man Is a churchman and is a deacon or a Sunday school teacher he Is more marked than his associates, and that is why there Is made so much talk when a business man who Is zealous In church work goes astray. But how small the percent age of such cases. Love is the foundation of all religion, and with love many things can be done. The speaker urged his hearers to pause In their struggle for wealth and commer cial supremacy and give heed to the wel fare of their souls. At the close of his remarks the leaguers sang again and the audience was dismissed with - a benedic tion. - Another meeting will be held at the same place at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.' Sev eral addresses by' well-known league mem* bers will be delivered. Journals ana of magazines, the grade of which was never so high as now, there is, neither time nor occasion to speak. The topic restricts us to the relations of the church and the news* paper. ¦ Headers of the Daily Press. Every reader Is better or worse In knowl edge, morals and religion than be would be without the dally press. Most dally papers are allied with one political party and those who take but one rely on it for facts concerning measures, leaders and candidates. Independent papers, when not personal organs; usually agree with one particular party with much regu larity. In free countries literature, science, manufacture, commerce, agriculture, art and politics are Inseparably united. Hence the power for good or evil of the newspaper over the man who read3 It or admits It to his home Is incalculable. ' A newspaper In general consists of editorials, edited departments, contributions, advertise ments and that heterogeneous combination of facts, rumors, guesses and predictions classi fied under the head of news. Newspapers ' may be roughly divided Into strata. The lowest stratum prefers or is will ing to serve moral carrion to the people rather than to purvey to them things pure and sweet. Every large city and many populous towns have one 'or more practically the organs of the classes who maintain themselves by some kind of J villainy, such as the saloon . Interest, the gambling interest, the prize-fighting- Interest and the keepers of places where women descend to the- level of the most degraded man. who la sure there to find his mate, and the forms of political or police protection which are hand and glove with 'one or all of these abomina tions. Such papers revel in divorces, domestic scandals, elaborate details of suicides, murders, fights.' trials ." and executions, .' and delight in tearing to pieces the reputation of , families previously respected and in fringing to public not lew all the ancestors 'and collateral relatives PRESS IS VYING WITH COLLEGES AS AN EDUCATOR Dr. James M. Buckley, a Religious Editor^ Delivers an Interesting Address.. At the morning: meeting of the dele gates to the Epworth League Convention in Mechanics' Pavilion the chief address was made by Dr. James . M. Buckley, the editor of the* New Tork Christian Advo cate. The topic he- chose was "Ths : Church and the Newspaper." j He handled the subject in lively manner, saying In part: - : ¦ . , . Long ago it was said that the world Is gov erned by three boxes— the cartridge box. tha ballot box and the band box— force, votes. ' women. But now a fov.rth must be added— the mall box, loaded by the countless products of the printing press. To-day the newspaper competes with semi naries, colleges and universities as an edu- ' cator; with courts as a detector, exposer and punisher of crime: with fashion as a regulator of manners and with the church as a modifier' of morals. Through its advertisements and re ports of transactions and markets, from . tha price* of garden truck to the plans and achieve ments of the cosmopolitan financiers of the exchanges and bourses, it is the chief reliance of commerce. It can also nullify the acts of legislatures and j the decisions ¦ of ! courts .. by creating a sentiment -inimical to their "enforce ment, and it even assumes to elect presidents, to dethrone kings.' to ' declare war and* to ! criti cize and direct the movements of armies and navies. . The editorial "we" is annex of unknown value' in an equation never worked out- The phrase "in these columns" is in popular effect a kind of equivalent of "by virtue, of my au-> thorlty as king." The fact that' editorials are unsigned ' divests their authors ef fear and tha combination of Its representatives In arguing, and clamoring for the liberty of the press often: protects them from -the' operation' of the law. of libel. What no individual could say without danger of his liberty or his life the press con-. stantly says ' of governments, dignitaries, j In stltutions, society and citizens; benca ' nothing ¦ is so much flattered and feared as the press. ' Of trade, professional, literary and scientific THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL.