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Win. T. Stead, editor of the Review of Reviews and
the most famous newspaper writer in tlie world, recently
became convinced that the remarkable religious revival
in Wales was but the beginning of a world-wide move
ment for the extension of Christ's kingdom.
Mr. Stead thereupon visited Wales to get a personal
view of the phenomenal events progressing, and upon his
return was commissioned by the Newspaper Enterprise
Association to write a report on the movement and the
possibility of its spreading over the earth.
The accompanying article, which we have obtained
exclusively in this territory, is the result.
eThe grand duke's horses and carriages were blown lo
Sigut Are Blpe for a Great Awakening That Will Spread Around the
World and Bring 1 Fence and Good Will to Nations and People
Armament of Europe Has Brought the World to the Verge of a
Catastrophe From Which the Imagination Recoils, and This Re
vival. Only Started. May Save TJs From the Impending Disaster.
Editor Review of Reviews.
LONDON, Feb. 21.—There is no
phenomenon so constant as the
periodical recurrence of revivals of
religion. So judicial an observer
as John Stuar Mill remarked this
as a phenomenon of Christianity,
"Although the religious spirit may
flow as a perennial fountain. It ha?
ever its flux and reflux like the
tide. Its history is a series of al
ternations between religious laxity
and religious earnestness." But
while "every mariner is furnished
with exact particulars as to the
hour of high tide in every harbor,
the navigator of the vaster sea has
no exact Information as to the
dates of the ebb and the flow of
these great moral forces which
govern the progress of mankind.
All that can be said is that when
the tide is lowest it will soon begin
to turn. As it is ever the darkest
hour liefore the dawn, so the very
prevalence of religious laxity, of
materialistic self-indulgence is a
prophesy of the approach of the
revival. Such great religious
awakenings have occurred every
hundred years with tolerable pun
ctuality in the history of England
and they have always been fol
lowed by great social and political
changes. Alike to the statesman,
the reformer or the philosopher,
the possible advent of a revival
is only one degree less important
than to the church itself.
Revivals in History.
The political and national signifi
cance of a revival in no way de
pends upon the nature of the reli
gious doctrines associated with the
rising tide of moral earnestness.
In English history we have had
revivals in which the revivalists
were Roman Catholics. Caivanistic
Puritans, Armenian Methodists and
Quakers. Each of these revivals
directly heralded the dawn of an
era of social and political progress.
From the point of view of tlie dis
passionate social student, the phe
nomenon would almost seem to
justify the famous sneer of Gib
bon, that all religions were to their
followers equally true, to philoso
phers equally false, and to states
men equally useful. This is true
within limits, the definition of
which would have dulled the edge
of Gibbon's wit.
Ln England and in America, there
has been no such thing as a purely
secular, or even a non-Christian
revival. All revivals have hitherto
been associated with some form of
Christian faiih. The fundamental
doctrines; the existence of an ever
living God, who has not retired
from business, but is the loving
Father of all men; the manifesta
tion of His love through the life
and death of Jesus Christ; the di
rect influence of an invisible Di
vine Spirit upon the hearts and
souls of men; the need for repent
ance; the efficacy of prayer; the
Importance of public worship, and
the certainty that after death man
must account for deeds done in the
body; these are common to all the
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revivals which have profoundly in
fluenced the course of human his
tory. Granting that these leading
principes are preached as absolute
truths, it seems immaterial how
the revivalists adorn, disfigure, or
embellish the central body of their
creed with their own notions on
matters of detail.
Signs Are Ripe.
Those who are students of the
signs of the times have for the last
few years agreed in predicting the
early advent of a revival, which, in
the words of Dr. R, \\\ Dale, of
Birmingham, would be greater
than any that had blessed the
world since the day of Pentacost.
It is, however, not the old years,
so much as politicians and states
men who teach us that the revival
is due. When evil doth abound
then it is needful that grace should
much more abound. Without at
tempting a general survey of the
present state of the world in this
year of grace, I may point to the
appalling, irresistible advance of
the expenditure o£ the nations
upon armaments as the simplest
and most uncontrovertible demon
stration of the need for a revival.
The armaments of the nations are
the outward and visible sign of tlie
negation of the principle of bro
therhood which is a fundamental
principle of Christianity. Jingoism
is the anti-Christ of our time. Mo
loch-Mars has dethroned Christ.
And in the almost fabulous in
creas of the military and naval
estimates of Great Britain we see
the register at once of our sin and
of our doom. ,
It is the fashion in some quar
ters to pretend that the cause of
armaments is to be sought, not
in tlie nn-Christlike temper, but in
the clash of material interests.
But material interests would be
much more effectively defended if
they were pursued, not in the
spirit of anti-Christ, but with a
genuine determination to put our
selves in our rival's place, and do
for him as we would have him do
to us if lie were in our place. Cer
tain it is that persistence on the
other tack is bringing European
civilization to the verge of a cat
astropbe from which the imagina
tion recoils.
The czar saw it six years ago.
and proclaimed it aloud in the
hearing of all nations. They met
ta The Hague and devised machin
ery whereby, if the nations were
but in a Christian mood, their dif
ferences would be adjusted by an
international tribunal. But the
mood was lacking. Hence the
South African war, which was the
direct result of refusing the oft
repeated request of the Boers to
end all differences to arbitration,
but procrastination on the one
hand, and precipitation on the
other, brought down on both dis
asters, of which we have but seen
the beginning. What is wanted
everywhere is a change of mood,
similar to that which has quite re
cently taken place in the relations
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world as much today as they ever
did. But in the changed temper of
Paris and London they are seen to
be capable of amicable adjust
ment, and the race of competitive
armaments between France and
England has been suspended by
mutual consent. Nothing material
has altered, there has only been a
change of mood, which may be des
cribed as a change of heart. It is
zecause such a change of heart,
not in two nations, but in all na
tions, is indispensable if civiliza
tion is not to perish beneath the
weight of its armaments that there
is growing up a wonderful belief
that the revival which nas broken
out in Wales is but the precursor
of a great international revival,
which, if it does not lead nations
to beat their swords into plow
shares and their spears into prun
ing books, will at least produce
such a return of santy and good
feeling among our nations as to
lead to an enormous abatement of
the crushing burdens of military
and naval armaments. For a re
vival that did not effect that, would
lie a revival hardly worth the
name. It is no use proclaiming
Christ as our Savior, Lord and
King in our churches when in our
senates and courts we pay supreme
homage to the anti-Christ of jingo
Domestic Strife Ends.
In Wales, where the revival has
the most hold, the result is most
marked In the cessation of domes
tic strife. There is an almost ma
gical disappearance of wife-beat
ing, of fighting, of violence and of
crime. Long separated families
have come together, ancient feuds
have been healed, a new temper
prevails. It was the same in South
Africa after the revival services
held by Gipsy Smith at the begin
ning of last year. The most aston
ishing reconciliations Uijk place
between the English and Dutch.
Men who had never spoken since
the outbreak of the war ment ni
tears, in the inquiry room, and
united in praise and prayer to their
common Father. What the revival
lias effected in private life in
Wales, and in a community torn
by racial war in South Africa, it
may yet accomplish on a still
wider scale in allaying internation
al enmities, and substituting a
sense of international brotherhood
for the dominant mood of interna
tional hatred. In other words, I
hoep and believe that in the good
providence of God, the good pre
liminary work begun at The Hague
in 1899 may be made effective by
a great revival of a spirit of bro
therly love and the enthusiash of
There is an awakened interest
in the revivals in Wales, through
out the whole of Europe, that is
astonishing to those who know the
cold indifference of contempt with
which evangelical movements are
regarded by free thinkers and Ro
man Catholics alike, in Russia, if
the present turmoil should result
in any relaxation of the severity
of the law against religious propa
ganda, we may expect to see a re
vival of religious enthusiasm the
like of which »s comparable only
to the passionate enthusiasm for
liberty, fraternity and equality of
revolutionary France. For the
French revolution was in its way
a revival, a revival clad in hell
fire, as Carlyle would say.
Dut it is in the English speaking
world that we may expect to see
the first manifest signs of the reli
gous revival working out good re
sults in social, political and inter
national affairs. The great mission
which Dr. Torrey, of Chicago, and
Mr. Alexander, of Tennessee, are
conducting in the Royal Albert
hall, of Loudon, is a striking illus
tration of the unity of the English
speaking world in the field of
Christian service. Dr. Torrey, on
his arrival in England from a mis
sion tour round the world, tnade
the following remarkable declara
"I believe that you and I—l was
going to say are at the dawn, but
we are beyond that —we have
( crossed the threshold to one of the
a/eatest euochs ot the church of
Christ on earth. I believe you and
I are to see one of the greatest re
vivals of all time—one of the
greatest revivals in all the world's
If so be that Dr. Torrey and
other watchers of the signs of the
times be correct, then a great
blessing is in store for mankind
It is about time we had it. And
in view of the incalculable benefits
resulting to the world from any
great international religious awak
ening. I venture in all earnestness
to appeal to all those who care for
the welfare of their fellow men.
whether they call themselves by
the name of Christ or no. to be on
the lookout for the first signs of
the coming of the revival.
"Prepare ye the way of the
Lord; make his path straight!"
W. f Slcad
Worse than an alarm of fire at
night is the brassy cough of croup.
Which sounds like the children's
deatli knell and it means death un
less something is done quickly.
Foley's Honey and Tar never falls
to give instant relief and quickly
cures the worst forms of croup. Mrs.
P. L, Cordler of Mannlngton. Ky,
writes: "My 8-yeur-old girl had a
severe case of croup; the doctor said
she could not live. I got a bottle, of
Foley's Honey and Tar, the first dofe
gave quick relief and saved her life."
Refuse substitutes. Sold by Chas.
McNab, 402 Riverside avenue.
The time of Judge Huneke and a
Jury has been taken up today with a
legal battle between O. F. Smith,
proprietor of the Spokane Marble
works, and Mrs. Belinda Bonner of
Latah, Wash.
Smith contracted to furnish a mon
ument to Mrs. Bonner and place tho
same at the graves of her husband
and child in Latah. A fence around
the graves was also contracted for —
all at an expense, Including freight,
cartage and labor, of 1382.04,
The marble dealer says he carried
out his part of the contract and
erected the monument and fence just
as agreed.
Mrs, Bonr.er declares that the job
was a bad one. She says the monu
ment pu up by Smith is an "eyesore"
and she can not hear to look at it.
Her grief for the dead husband and
child when she is compelled to gaze
on the unsightly marble. She claims
that the monument she ordered was
a beautiful one, and she will not pay.
Twelve good men nnd true will
settle the controversy.
cause moke svrrxßtnro am>
If the kidneys are out of order the
win-le system Is bound tv suffer
lleadaehe, rheumatic pains and swell
ings, torpid liver, constipation, Indi
gestion, nervousness, drowsiness,
sleeplessness, skin troubles, malaria,
feverishness, yawning, cloudy urine,
sediment tn urine when It stands 24
hours, etc., all Indicate that your kid
neys have been diseased for months,
and If not properly t/eated without
delay, Bright's disease, diabetes, uri<
acid and blood poison, with convul
sions and death, will surely follow.
Warner's Safs Cure Is absolutely
the only complete, permanent, safe,
home cure for all diseases of the kid*
neys, liver, bladder nnd blood. ) It
soothes Inflammation, repairs the del
icate tissues and restores energy and
vigor to the whole body. Safe Cur*
ls made entirely of herns, contains no
harmful drugs and is pleasant to
take. Prescribed by doctors and used
successfully in the leuding hospitals
for 80 ytars. Cures where all olse
fails, At all drug stores, or direct;
60 cents and SI a bottle
Befnse Substitutes had Imitations
They ars worthless and very often
exosodlagly dangerous. Ask for War
ner's Bars Core; It will core you.
Our doctors will send free advice
and council to anyone. Write fully
and ln confidence. Medical booklet
free. Address Warner's Safe Cure
Co., Rochester, N. Y.
WARNER'S SAFE P11.1.8 move the
bowels genllv and aid a speedy curt.
The Kind Tou Have Always Bought has borne the signa
v tare of Chas. H. Fletcher, and has been made under his
{tersonal supervision for over 30 years. Allow no one
o deceive you in this. Counterfeits, Imitations and
i" Just-as-good" are but Experiments, and endanger the
'health of Children—Experience against Experiment.
Gastoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
- Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains
neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance.
Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays
Feverishuess. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. It
relieves Teething Troubles, oures Constipation and
Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach
and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. The
Children's Panacea—The Mother's Friend.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
>9 Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Union men of no class or trade
will work on the w. h. Cowles build
ing planned to be erected nt the
southwest Corner of Main avenue and
Post street until the fines imposed
by the federal union are paid by the
owner and the contractors who hired
non-union labor for excavating.
Tlie same rule will apply to the
M. Sellers building on Riverside
Last night the building trades
voted to stand by the laborers in the
federal union and recognize tlie order
which places the building on tlie un
fair list. This order applies to the
owner, the contractors and even the
tenants should the building be com
pleted, all of whom will be turned
down by the unions.
Tlie action of the building trades
practically settles the dispute In fa
vor of the federal union and makes
it Impossible to build the building
With union labor or union material.
When the excavating was being
done the federal union protested
against the employment of non-union
labor, but the protest was ignored
or evaded, the owner throwing the
blame on the contractors.
After trying to bring about a set
tlement, tlie federal union officers Im
posed a fine of $250 on the building
and $250 on the contractors, Mitchell
The payment of the fines were re
fused nnd the matter was taken up
with the building trades as these
would be the next to be asked to
work on the new buildings.
When there Is a feeling that the
heart or lungs, blood or liver, brain
or nerves are diseased, at once com
mence to doctor the stomach. That
is the foundation of the trouble In
mi cases out of every 100. Commence
to regulate the digestive organs, get
them in healthy working condition,
and the other troubles will leave of
themselves. Diseases which have
their beginning in (he stomach must
be cured through the stomach. The
medicine for stomach disorders and
half the ills of life, is Dr. C.unn's
Improved Diver Pills. They are sold
by all druggists for 25c nor box. One
pill ls a dose. These pills put all the
digestive organs in good condition
so that disease has no basis to work
upon. For sale by all druggists.
PORT SAID, Feb. 21.—The Greek
steamer Bplros has been seized hy
Turkish soldiers nt Yambo. All on
board arrived here ln a state of
A wonderful tonic for the sick and
afflicted. Get strength, health and
happiness by using Holllster's Rocky
Mountain Tea this month. A hrac-
ing family medi
cine. 35 cents,
Tea or Tablets.
Another document in the breach
of promise suit brought by Eleanor
L. Forbes against Captain McClei
lan of the Ondawa Inn was filed in
tho superior court today.
An amended complaint was re
cently filed against the captain,
who now interposes a demurrer
and claims that the complaint does
not state facts sufficient to consti
tute a cause of action.
Capt. McClellan makes the fur
ther claim that the action was not
brought within the time limited
by law.
If you want a smooth, clear com
plexion, take Holllster's Rocky Moun
tain Tea this month. Bright eyes
and red lips follow
its use. 35 cents,
Tea or Tablets.
NEW YORK. Feb. 21.—Justice
O'Gorman, of the supreme court
this afternoon dismissed the suit
of John R. Piatt, tne aged million
aire, to recover $65,000 from Han
nah Ellas, the negress, whom Piatt
alleged, by threats of exposure,
forced him to give her a large bulk
of lus fortune.
COPENHAGEN, Feb. 21—The Rus
sian third Raltle fleet today Is coal
ing near the Skaw, preparatory to
proceeding on its journey to the fat
TOKIO, Feb. 21.—Anticipating nn
attack on Vladivostok, the Russians
are throwing up entrenchments on
the northern bank of the Tumen
TOKIO, Feb. 21.—Oyama reports a
small detachment of infantry was at
tacked by the Japanese on Fang Shan
yesterday. The Russians shelled
Kapatai Sunday with heavy guns.
Makes hone and muscle faster than
any other remedy. Brings strength,
health and happiness to the whole
family. That's what Holllster's
Rocky Mountain
Tea will do. 35c,
Tea or Tablets.
LONDON, Feb. 21.—The Exchange
Telegraph has a St. Petersburg dis
patch which repor a state of anarchy
in tlie Caucusus. Massacres are oc
curring on all sides, oil wells are
ablaze, a train has been destroyed,
river navigation ls stopped and the
peaceable element Is in a stale of
Tlie authorities are Inefficient to
stop the anarchists' work.
Mr. W. W. Baker of Pl H lnview,
Neb., writes: "My wife had lung
trouble for over 15 years. We tried
a number of doctors and spent over
a thousand dollars without any re
lief. She was very low and I lost
all hope, when a friend suggested
trying Foley's Honey and Tar, which
I did; and thanks be to this great
remedy, it saved her life. She is
stronger and enjoys better health
than she has ever known in 10 years.
We shall never be without Foley's
Honey and Tar and would ask those
afflicted to try It." Sold by Chas.
McNab, 402 Riverside avenue.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Fib. 21.—
Samuel Karpf was reelected secretary
of the American Bowling congress
The next tournament goes to
Kidney complaint kills more people
than any other disease. This Is due
to the disease being so Inslduous that
it gets a good hold on the system be
fore it is recognized. Foley's Kidney
Cure will prevent the development of
fatal disease if taken in time. Sold
hy Chas, McNab, 402 Riverside aye.
Music by Pllster orchestra next
Sunday evening nt Pflster.
Perfumes - all makes and odors.
Rleger's coupons honored here. Wat
son Drug Co., Granite Block.
Ladles play billiards nnd pool
every day and evenings at Pllster
billiard parlor.
Harry J. Biddings, advance repre
sentative of tlie "Bonnie Brier
Bush" company is In tho city.
Free Instructions to ladles every
morning on howling hy experienced
lady Instructor at Pllster bowling
Social Dance and l'ri/.o Waltz,
Thursday, Feb. 23, at Riverside
hall, W. 15 Riverside, given by
Reemer's Orchestra. Good prizes
will be given for both ladies and
gentlemen. 88-5
The Hypotheekhank has brought
nn action against Edward .1. Brill
and several Others to perfect and
quiet the title to city property de
scribed as lot I, block 23, in Railroad
No one with a regular Income
should put off saving. "Time and tide
wait for no man." In our savings
bank department we pay Interest ut
the rate of 4 per cent per annum,
compounded semiannually, on the
minimum quarterly balance ln even
dollars. Spokane & Eastern Trust
(Soripps News Association.)
Our February Clearance Sale gains
in importance as it progresses.
Let nothing stand in your way in visiting
the Wonder during this matchless money-saving
sale A few Bargains quoted below:
Prices on Hosiery and Underwear for Men, Women
and Children make the occasion a great harvest
of bargains for the entire family.
25c Children's Fleeced i i
Underwear I *|C
Full double fleeced vests
35c Misses' Jersey l rv
Knit Underwear | "C
Full fleeced; well shaped; all
50c Misses and Child- <tr.
ren's Union Suits *j3G
Fleece lined, with drop seat;
all sizes.
75c Boys' Fleeced "Ids*
Union Suits OlfC
Come in gray and ecru; all
35c Ladies' Jersey
Knit Vests LO\J
Fleece lined; well shaped.
65c Ladies' Heavy IRr
Fleeced Vests OJC
Exceptional value; double
$1.00 Ladies' Wool JQ
Underwear 4*JC
A large variety to select from;
all decided bargains.
75c Ladles' Florence AQr
Union Suits 'tUlj
Come in gray and ecru; full
$1.50 Ladies' "Melba" Q4J
Union Suits </Ol»
Extra full at breast —"do not
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Principle de Gales 15c Cigar
But a pleasing sense
of satisfaction is en
joyed when settling
day comes around
and yourlightieg bills
arrive if we're sup
plying the current.
Telephone Main
The Washington Water Power Co.
Pur All Pin-pones.
Tel. Main 810. 12 lUvrrslle.
65c Men's Fleeced
Underwear OjC
Shirts or drawers; full fleeced
and ribbed.
$1.50 Men's Wool "Tr
Underwear /DC
Gray, knit, extra heavy and
$3.00 Men's Fine (T I Jfi
Union Suits .4"
A sample line; an elegant as
sortment of garments.
35c Boys' Fleeced 9 I r
Underwear L I C
Shirts or drawers; all sizes.
15c Men's I f\
Half Hose I UC
Fast black, with fancy stitch
17c Children's | /"|
Fast Black Hose IUC
Wide and narrow rib, for boys
or girls.
25c Misses' and Child- I r
ren's Sample Hose IOC
Fine or heavy kinds to select
20c Ladies' Fast Q
Black Hose Jij
Well shaped; all sizes.
35c Ladies' Black I Q-
Wool Hose I UV
Odd pairs; all good; all fast
3 for 25c
Mill and Sprague
Riverside and Lincoln.
Spokane Stamp Works,
Manufacturers or BUIBIB, STEED,
and DISS of every description.
Poatufllce Dulldlug.
Catalog l ies.

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