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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE THE GLOBE CO., PUBLISHER^ (Ml PIPH <^g||||j|3> CITY OF ST. NIL Entered at Postofflca at St. Paul, Mlm.. .ij Socand-Clasi Mattj.-. TELEPHONE CALLS Kcrthwestern—Business. 1065 Main. EdltsrUt. 78 Main. Tw'.» City—Business. 1065. Editorial. 73. CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS. By Carrier I Imo I 6 mo> I 12 tnoi D.llyonly +0 $2.25 $4.00 Dafly and Sunday 50 2.75 5.00 Sunday 15 .75 1.00 COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTION -1 By Mall I 1 mo | 6 mos I 1 2 mos Pallycnly .25 $1.50 53.00 Dslly and Sunday I .35 2.00 4.00 Sunday I .75^ 1.00 ERANCH OFFICES. New York. 10 Spruce Street. Chas. H. Eddy in Charge. Chicago, No. 87 Washington St., The F. S. Webb Company in Charge. SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1903. WHY NOT SETTLE MINNESOTA? One of the most surprising things in connection with the legislature is the opposition in the house to a bill providing for a bureau of immigration for the state of Minnesota. This is the more surprising because the world is on the move at this time to a remarkable de gree, and people do not have to be induced to seek new homes. They are seeking them, and it is only a question whore they will select them. It is estimated that this week 10,000 people have passed through St. Paul bound for North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Canada. The union depot has been so packed some days that it was with difficulty regular travel could pass to and fro. The newspapers have been reporting these throngs all during the week, but the reporters never speak of set tlers as going to points in Minnesota. They all go be yond us. This is not because Minnesota does not present ad vantages, but because she does not advertise them. None of the sections of country where the settlers passing through us are going begin to offer the advantages which Minnesota does, and still the legislature does not seem to think it worth while to give this information to the public. Of the 83,000 square miles in this state, only 15,000 are occupied. There are 11,000 square miles of waste land, the majority of which will be reclaimed in the course of time, and 16.000 square miles are covered by the 7,000 lakes in the state; 40,000 square miles are still unoccupied. This is equal to 25,600,000 acres of land. Some idea of this enormous space can be formed from the fact that the state of Ohio has but 41,000 square miles, while the arable land still remaining unoccupied in the state of Minnesota is but 1,000 square miles less in amount than the entire state of Ohio which maintains a population of nearly 7,000.000 people. The surprising feature of the opposition to the meas ure is the fact that representatives from the southern part of the state, which is fairly well settled, unite with representatives from the northern part of the state, which .is sparsely settled, in opposition to the bill. The bureau is not designed for any specific section of the state but for the entire commonwealth,- apd while its operation would tend to Increase the value of farm lands, it would also increase mercantile and every other interest in the state, for if we add 1,000,000 people to our population thej' will have to live. They will also be producing and sharers in the burden of taxation, so that all the people and every class of business will be advanced by adding to the population. The present tide of immigration will noT, of coifrse^ be lasting. It is a literal illustration of the saying that there is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at its flood leads on to fortune. The legislature ought to mount the present tide by establishing an immigration bureau. Roosevelt walked in safety among the bears and other wild animals of the Yellowstone park, but when he gets back to Missouri he should keep his hand on that gun in his overcoat pocket. The boodlers may get him. J. PIERPONT'S BIRTHDAY. J. Picrpont Morgan was sixty-six years old yester day and he might have pointed with pride to the fact that he had been fairly successful in active life in spite of the fact that he did not start by working in a country store for $16 a year and his clothes. Mr. Morgan started out with serious handicaps for a man who was to make such a stir in the world. His father was rich and bestowed on his son wealth to the amount of $10,000,000 or more. The future king of finance might have easily dodged his fate and gone down the ages as a poet if he had so desired, for it is recorded of him that he wrote poetry quite bad enough to be the product of a youth who had millions in prospect. At the time he was writing poetry he was called "Pip" by his associates. He has lived clown the two distinguishing attributes of his youth. He writes checks instead of poetry and his intimates do not call him "Pip." And in getting rid of these two distinguishing marks he has taken on others. At the age of sixty-six his work is far from done. He is far and away the most notable of the world's financiers. He has made deals innumerable which netted more than $r,000,00o —though he sometimes had to share the profits. For organizing and financing the United States Steel company he received the sum of $12,000,000. He is one of the world's greatest art collectors. He knows more about books than some of the world's most noted bibliophiles. He is a churchman of much prominence and one of the props of the Episcopal church in this country. He reads poetry now with as much gusto as he once wrote it. Altogether J. Picrpont Morgan has been fairly suc cessful in life and the anniversary of his birth serves to remind us that it is not necessary that a boy fre born on a farm of poor but honest parents who fed him rarely and worked him much, in order to attain to great emi nence and affluence. > ■ , Richard Croker has notified Tammany of his inten tion to remain in England all year. This makes the elec tion of a Democratic mayor of Greater New York a sure thing this fall. = :t:' 1 THE CLOSING OF THE MILLS. The great flouring mills of Minneapolis are shut down as the result of a difference between the millers and the railroads over rates on flour to the East. What ever the merits of the contention it is very certain that the closing down of the mills, the restriction of the flour output and the throwing of 2,000 men out of employ ment is in the form of a many-headed calamity. Means should be sought at once to remedy the existing state of affairs to the end that the mills may resume grinding with the least possible delay. The millers have made the statement that it is not possible for them to continue their operations in the face of the fact that they are compelled to pay more than twice as much to have their product hauled to the East as it costs to transport wheat. The consequence of this is, they say that Eastern millers get their wheat *t practically the same price as that paid by the Minne- apolis people and escape the freight on the flour haul to the consumer. It is possible that there is something more than is apparent on the surface in this shutting down of the mills. It was brought about by unanimous action and even with some trumpeting. "We cannot go on losing money and simply had close the mills," said one of the operators. If the action was taken for the purpose of arousing public sympathy for the millers and against the railroads it was a most effective bid for the applause of the galleries, though it must involve much hardship for thousands of people—and not alone the employes of the mills. The further announcement that it was quite pos sible that all the mills of the Northwest would shortly close in case the railroad rates were not reduced may or may not be true. Probably not as most of the smaller mills sell their output in their neighborhood in which it is produced. Whatever the moving cause in the closing of the mills it should be rectified and at once. This is a matter in which the millers and transportation companies are not the only parties concerned. The people of Minne apolis in particular and the Northwest in general are very vitally concerned. A great industry, the greatest in this section of the country, and the most important flour manufacturing center in the world, is paralyzed be cause of certain conditions that must easily be within the reach of remedj'. Let the remedy be found and applied at once. The people cannot afford to pay for the consequences that must follow on the suppression of the activity of a force that makes, or is capable of making, 75,000 barrels of flour a day. If the product be curtailed to that extent for a few days the public will be at the mercy of those who have been wise enough to store a surplus of the first necessary of life in anticipation of just what has here eventuated. Now that the author of the analysis of the work of the board of control is known that important contribu tion to state affairs loses nothing in interest. Mr. J. A. Vye, accountant of the agricultural college, is a man whose writings on such a subject are entitled to most re spectful consideration. The analysis was not prompted by Mr. Vye's connection with the college, but was made by him to supply a public want. It served a useful pur pose in giving in explicit and simple form much infor mation not otherwise obtainable. It is a notable fact that the board of control has not undertaken a refutation of the analysis. AMHERST H. WILDER CHARITY. The will of Mrs. Fanny S. Wilder, widow of Am hcrst H. Wilder, was filed yesterday and makes certain the establishment of a splendid institution in St. Paul for the relief of the worthy poor, irrespective of age. sex, color, condition or religion. The will supplements that of Airs. T. W. V. Appleby, her daughter, filed a few weeks before. An estate, the value of which is in the neighborhood of $3,000,000, is devoted to the worthy charity which had its origin in the liberal heart of Amherst H. Wilder, who accumulated the fortune while a resident of St. Paul. His wishes have been faithfully carried out by the sym pathetic daughter and wife and the city of St. Paul is to be enriched by a practical charity that shall be a blessing" to thousands in years to come and an enduring monu ment to the name of Wilder. The poor are with us always and the worth}' poor, too. Their care and relief is enjoined upon us by every dictate of humanity. It is impossible to overestimate the beneficence of an act of kindness modestly done. And on the large scale of the Amherst H. Wilder charity the blessings to follow its sympathetic administration can not be appreciated. Generations will rise up to bless the name of Wilder. The idiocy that women do oft lives after they are forgotten. Here's the Butte ball team struggling under the awful handicap of the name "Mary Mac Lanes.". HELPS CITY FINANCES. The passage of the Hickey bond bill will afford im mediate relief to l|e city of St. Paul in that it will per mit the authorities to reduce the rate of interest on many of the outstanding obligations of the city and provide for such necessary improvements as have been contemi i^d. And this may all be done without increasing the tax levy. This latter was a contingency to be deplored, but it is not to be doubted that it would have been imminent if this bill had not passed. There is a considerable sum outstanding in bonds upon which interest is being paid at the ruinous rate of 7 per cent. These bonds may now be redeemed and re funded and in the present state of the market and the city finances it is certain that the interest can be reduced 50 per cent. The difference to the city will be great and well be felt immediately. In other respects the Hickey bill will remove difficulties that stand in the way of the city's progress. Altogether the measure is a most meritorious one and it is to be hoped that the governor will make no difficulty about signing the act. Jones he caught a lion's cub and offered to tic it to a tree if the president wanted to shoot it, but the offer was declined with thanks. The first warm day we had the ice company sent chills up and down our back by suggesting higher prices for the summer. Cap'n Anson, of baseball fame, has been tryino- for years to break into the political game in Chicago but hasn t scored yet. Buffalo has no rival in the artistic finish of its mur der mystery. A man does not go over the high bridge after a high Del 11. Home without a baby is flat despite the landlords. It may snow in May, but we can't have oysters. Wood and the Jai Alai. From the Chicago Chronicle. Fresh developments in the Cuban jai alai business show clearly enough why Gen. Leonard Wood hastened off to the Philippines instead of demanding a court-mar tial. The general knew that such a tribunal could not but find him guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer and tleman in accepting a service of valuable plate from°the Havana gambling syndicate. There is no longer any dispute respecting the char acter of th^ place which devoted $5,000 of its winnings to the purchase of a silver service for Gen. Wood. The Havana Post of April 1 contains an article complaining that even children are allowed to gamble in the jai alai establishment and calling upon the government to close the place. It was this concern that was regarded so fa vorably by the general that he not only protected it but played there himself. In other words, Gen. Wood, whose vanity and ego tism had been enormously fattened by his rapid rise in rank from that of army surgeon to a brigadier genera? came to look upon himself as a sort of dictator not sub ject to the ethical obligations binding upon other army officers. He assumed to do as he pleased, and in this assumption he has been sustained by the secretary of war and by his patron, the president. Charges like those against Gen. Wood cannot, how ever, be ignored, though they may be temporarily put aside. If the accused officer remains in the army he will sooner or later have to defend himself against these charges when those who are now protecting him no longer have the power to -shield hinr from merited dis grace and punishment. THE ST. PALO, CiLOBE; SATURDAY APRII, 18, 1903. ■ .... „y fl 1- -- - ( '■ ' . AT ST. PAUL. ' THEATRES VtrxruHr*-^^ «_n_n-ri_-i_r jmnr^iyArinfuinnn Fred E. Wright's "York State Folks" will close Its engagement at the Met ropolitan wlfh\a popular price matinee this afternoon Sand the last perform ance tonighr. ■ The play is presented with the same, cast as seen hare last season and itosinade even a greater hit than before.f.; 1 Commencing next Sunday night at the Metropolitan opera house, for four nights and 4/ matinee, James O'Neill will present his greatest success, '"The Manxman." The play is by Hall Came, author of "The Christian" and "The Eternal City," and it is said to be much stronger than any of the other plays. Seats and boxes for this engagement are now on sale at the Metropolitan box office. Commencing Thursday, April 23, Miss Mary Shaw will begin an engagement of one week at the Metropolitan, pre senting Ibsea's "Ghosts." Miss Si!aw has created considerable talk wherever the piece has been produced and will no doubt play to large houses during her entire engagement. Homely philosophy is the kind, after all, that counts, wears well and is good for every-day use. There is a lot of such good material in "The Manxman," In whdch James O'Neill is to appear in this city. Hall Came put in the mouth of "Pete" Quilliam a lot of wise sayings that are worth remembering. The man had to make his own per sonal laws, but out of his conscious ness he drew wisdom that the wisest can appreciate. Here are some of the clever lines given to Mr. O'Neill as the hero in the play: "Love can't be guided with a rudder, like a boat." "No man fell in love for the why, but because he could not help it." "The man that's got the most of his mother in him, has most of God in him." "A sour apple now and then makes you return to honey sweeter." "There never was wrong doing in this world that didn't In the Lord's own time bring its own punishment." "If woman: got man out of paradise in the old times, it has been atoned for since by women." "Fiddles arid the like is all right; but it's the tunes you play on them that counts." "There is one thing that comes to a man without teaching, and that Is never to harm a woman because God would not let her love him." "Well, Job had many a pain to try his temper, and lie kept it; but the Lord knew where he was weak and never sent a woman to ask him ques tions." ' "A woman's questions are generally so near what a man does not want to tell, but there is only two ways of an swering- them—one is by perjuring himself and the other is by holding his tongue." "It's a woman's way to love that man that's done Ij^r wrong." Al H. Wilson will close his engage ment at the Grand with a matinee at 2:30 and the final performance tonight at 8:15. The matinee today will be a souvenir one and complete Diano copies of Mr. Wilson's songs will be given to the women attending. His new play, "A Prince of Tatters," has proved popular, for large attendance has been the rule for the week. "The Little Church Around the Cor ner" will begin a week's engagement at the Grand opera house, beginning to morrow night. The play Is one that ia said to hold the interests of the audi ence throughout. The attendance at the ladies' mati nee at the Star yesterday afternoon broke all records. The house was crowded and very largely by women. The bill .given by tile Knickerbocker company'is clever and clean and was much applauded. The. fompany closes its- engagement tonight. Revenue Bills Introduced. The revenue bill for two fiscal years ending July 31. 1905, was introduced in the house yesterday by the committee on ways and means and passed both the house and senate under suspension of the rules. The bill provides that the state auditor shall levy a tax for state revenue pur poses, not to exceed 1 mill. The amount to be raised for 1904 is $775,000 and for 1905 $800,000. Although the total appropriation made by the legislature including the omnibus bill aggregates almost $7,000,000, only $1 - 600,000 will -have to be raised by "direct tax levy, the remainder coming from the railroad gross earnings and insurance taxes and miscellaneous sources. Falls Into Coal Hole and Sues. Because he -fell into a coal hole, Samuel C. Ray wants damages in the sum of $4,150. The two companies from whom Ray expects to recover this amount are the Manhattan Light. Heat and Power company of this city and Jones & Adams a coal company of Chicago. While the latter company., was delivering coal to the Manhattan building, Ray says he was going along the;J walk and stepped into a coal hole, receiving serious and perma nent injuries. ■ Ray Is an express messen ger running but of St. Paul. Fairmont Wants Guards. FAIRMONT, Minn.. April 17.—A peti tion has been; circulated and freely signed asking that a company of the national guard be located here as soon as there is a vacancy in the regiments. TODAY'S WEATHER. Minnesota—lncreasing cloudiness Sat urday; rain at night or Sunday in south portion; fair in north; colder Sunday; fresh to brisk south winds becoming west Sunday. I'pper Michigan—Fair Saturday; Sunday probably showers; fresh to brisk east to south winds. lowa—lncreasing cloudiness Saturday, followed by rain in west portion, warmer li* east portion; Sunday colder with rain In east and fair in west portion. South Dakota —Showers and colder Sat urday; Sunday probably fair. Wisconsin—Partly cloudy Saturday; warmer in southeast portion Sunday, with cold in afternoon or night; fresh to brisk south winds, becoming west Sunday. Montana—Showers Saturday; colder, ex cept in extreme southeast portion; Sunday probably fair. North Dakota —Fair in north, showers and colder in south portion Saturday; Sun day colder and probably fair. St. Paul — Yesterday's temperatures taken by the United States weather bu reau, St. Paul, W. E. Oliver, observer, for the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night—Barometer corrected for tem perature and elevation. Highest tempera,, ture. 59; lowest temperature, 38; average temperature, 43; daily range, 21; barom eter, 30.04; humidity, TO; precipitation .0; 7 p. m. temperature. 58; 7 p. m. wind, southeast; weather, partly cloudy. Yesterday's. Temperatures— •"SpmHighl *BpmHigh Alpena 42 441 Jacksonville ..60 66 Battleford ..54 54|Kansas City ..62 66 Bismarck -68 70|Mar<iuette . ...46 5" Buffalo .......36 48|Milwau?:ee ....50 50 Boston 44 44 Minnedosa . ..58 62 Calgary . ...:.54 56|Montgomery ...64 68 Cheyenne . .«..46 60' Montreal 44 $•> Chicago 4« 46iNashvllle 60 64 Cincinnati «.*.58 60|New Orleans ..68 72 Cleveland 4$ 46jNew York 50 58 Davenport .-,.54 60iNorfolk 56 58 Dcs Moines ..60 64|North Platte...6O 70 Detroit ...>..64 58|Omaha 64 68 Dcs Moines._.iil) 641 Philadelphia .50 58 Detroit 54 58|Pittsburg 50 58 Duluth . .if.frt 54!Qu'Appelle ....^>o 5G Edmonton i. v -i»- 54jSan Francisco.s2 56 Galveston 6V 70jSt. Louis 60 64 Grand Haven..42 SOiSalt Lake 46 54 Green Bay 52 58|Ste. Marie 44 50 Helena 54 56; Washington ...56 60 Huron 66 72! Winnipeg 52 64 •Washington time (7 p. m., St. Paul.) River Bulletin- Danger Gauge Change in Stations— Line. Reading. 24 Hrs. St. Paul 14 B.S *0.2 La Crosse 10 8.4 *0.2 Davenport 15 9.9 0.0 St. Louis 30 23.9 0.0 1 *Rise. The Mississippi will continue to rise I Blowty in the vicinity of St. Paul during the next 24 hours. SCHALLER DOWNS • COMBINE Continued From First Page. students should not be offered special inducements. He said that one-sev entn of the attendance at the university was listed with the law school an-i maintained that this could only mean that a large number of incompetent at torneys were being turned loose on the HICKEY BOND BILL PASSED. Measure Authorizing Bonds for Perma- nent Improvements. w££ c blll at Representative James R. Hickey, of St. Paul, authorizing cities of m«f:e n than , 150 000 inhabitant" 5 to issue $600,000 m bonds for the construction of main sewers bridges and public buildings passed the house and senate yesterday and will reach the governor by Monday or Tuesday. The measure is especially for St. Paul, and was amended so to meet the approval of the Hennepin county delegation. The bill allows the issuance of refunding bonds to care for any outstanding indebt edness, in addition to the permanent im provement bonds. Not more than $200 - 000 of the $600,000 of bonds authorized are to be issued in any one year and at least one-third of the cost of im provements must be met by the current tax levy. The bill requires a levy of one-half a mill after bonds are issued under its pro visions for the creation of a sinking fund. The bill had previously passed the house, but yesterday passed the senate, where it was amended slightly, and was brought back and repassed by the house. MINNESOTA BERRIES REGULATED. Senate Recommends the Shepard Berry Box Bill for Passage. The senate wasted considerable of its now valuable time yesterday morning wrangling over the Shepard bill to es tablish a standard size for berry boxes. The Benators wanted the boxes deep and wife, but Senator Calhoun, who as a fanner has handled thousands of boxes of bei ries, explained that the deen boxes allowed the top layer of berries to press down and destroy those underneath. He asked the indefinite postponement of the bill and the top weight argument almost won, the bill being recommended to pass by a vote of 25 to 24. Senator Schell's amendment to pack the berries between layers of thin ice was rejected on the advice of the farmer sen ators, who insisted that this wuuld injure the taste of the berries. SANITARIUM FOR WALKER. Senator Ferris' Bill for State Institjtlon Passed by the House. The house yesterday pa.s.sed the bill by Senator 1-erris, of Brainerd, providing for a state sanitarium for the cure of consumptives at Walker, Minn. The bill carries an appropriation of $25,000 and was advocated by the greater part of the medical profession of the state. Dr. J. H. Dorsey, of Glencoe, made a short plea for the bill, citing instances where such sanitariums were maintained, Snd the results accomplished. Dr. At. S. Jones, of Battle Lake, opposed the bill, and said that consumption contracted in Minnesota could not be cured in this siaie. Dr. J. D. Budd sharply replied that this was not true. NORMAL SCHOOLS ESCAPE. Schutz Bill to Abolish .Three of Them Is Killed. * Senator Schutz' bill to abolish the nor mal schools at Moorhead, Mankato and Duluth and turn the school buildings into manual training, mining and cheese mak ing schools was killed by the senate yes tenlay afternoon, after being recommend ed for a place on the calendar. Senator Brower had the Schutz bill excepted from the list of bills recommended to pass by the committee of the whole ajid mov ed that instead it be indefinitely post poned. Senator Brower declared that the "horse play" had gone far enough. Senator Schutz explained that the bill bad been introduced in good faith, but as a number of the senators who had prom ised to support it had deserted, he was willing to give up the fight. House Passes Senate Bills. ihe house yesterday spent almost the entire day. upon the calendar and passed a .score and a half of bills. A letter from Lieut. Boy. Ray \V. Jones was read in the morning, in which he said it was reported that house bills were being dis criminated against in the senate and as sured the house that such was' not the causu. The house has been holding senate measures on th e calendar for several 'Jays. The senate Thursday passed a long list of house bills, and the house bUIs ytsterday afternoon passing senate 1 here was some talk of a night ses sion, but this was abandoned, as it win round the calendar could be finished to day, and general orders considered, which will furnish a long calendar for Monday the last day when bills can be passed Sleeping Car Tax Bill Passed. The house yesterday passed the bill by Representative S. A. Nelson, providing for the taxation of sleeping. dining! buffet and parlor car companies by the same method as contained in his freight line taxation bill, which passed the house .Thursday. The bill provides for a report of the stock and bonds, and property of the company, and that the portion to be tax ed in Minnesota shall be determined on the basis of the Minnesota wheels to the total wheelage of equalization, and the rate is to be the average rate of taxation throughout the state Reduced Rate or Corporations. Senator Wilson's bill to reduce the fees fixed for corporations filing their articles in Minnesota was recommended to pass by the senate yesterday afternoon Sen ator Morgan opposed the measure, claim ing that it was entirely itinecessary The senator from Freebdrn denitd the"argu ment that the present fees forced corpora tions to file in other states, and insisted that the passage of the bill would be simply offering an inducement to corpora tions to inflate their statements and water their stock. LEGISLATIVE GOSSIP. At the close of the session of the sen ate yesterday, Senator Wilson served no tice that he would move at the session this morning that the lule compelling: bills to He over one day before bring placed on the calendar be suspended. In Sn attempt to hurry the work of the senate. Senator Lord yesterday secur ed the adoption of his motion limiting all speeches to five minutes. Dr. Henry Waldo Coke, representative of the Lewis & Clark purchase exposi tion planned for Portland. Or., for 1905. appeared before the senate yesterday and asked that the Minnesota exhibit to the St. Louis exhibition be held intact for the Portland exposition. A resolution to preserve the exhibit was introduced by Senator Wilson and adopted by the sen- Senator Gjertsen's motion to reconsider the vote by which the Dowling non-par tisan judiciary bill was defeated was de feated by the senate yesterday morning. Representative J. F. Rosenwald yester day wanted the report of the railroad committee on his bill providing maii mum rates for the transportation of grain, but finally withdrew his motion. The house yesterday passed the bill by Senator Laybourn submitting to the peo ple a constitutional amendment which would permit the abolition of the grand jury system. Former Mayor W. H. Eustis. of Minne apolis, visited the house yesterday, and was called upon for a speech. He made a brief talk congratulating: the members on the work of the session. The house yesterday passed the bills by Senators Laybourn and Scha-i'er ex empting the property of fraternal so eietie». from taxation. The Laybourn lull applies to societies with rituals, tnd the Sehaller bill to societies which have no ritual. The house members indulged in a few moments of horse play that gene"'.My de notes the last day of the sessk v after adjournment yesterday, and wast* paper baskets, books and papers whei:' the chief weapons of warfare. The fin sub sided in a few moment, but some o' the members received scratches al»»r •. the faf« it will be hard to con ;al to day. What the Religious World Is Thinking' About and Doing SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S TOPIC COMMENTS BY WILLIAM T. ELLIS. AN APOSTLE'S PILGRIMAGE International Sunday School Lesson for April 26—"Paul's Journey to Jerusa lem'"—Acts 21, 1-16. Three weeks age we studied Paul's farewell to the Ephesian elders at Mi letus, interrupting the course for two weeks to consider passages from PauFs letters written about his time. Today's lesson finds the journey resumed, and the following Sunday we shall see the peregrinating apostle at Jerusalem, his present goal. The man who Is telling thjs story. Dr. Luke, was a member of the party, and his narrative has many lktl/ touches that testify to its genuineness. The sights that filled the traveler's eye are not neglected by his pen; he cannot refrain from telling of his stops at Cos and at Rhodes, where the ruins of the Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the world, were still visible. The change of ships at Patara is men tioned, and the passing of the Isle of Cyprus on the left. We can Imagine Paul standing by the ship's rail, watch- Ing the familiar shores of Cyprus, and recalling the conversion of Seisins Paulus there, and the dramatic encoun ter with Elymas, the sorcerer. V. almost tempted to wish that Luke had left some of these details out, and told us more of the words and conduct of Paul: yet Luke's pen moved by wiser direction than we could give, and we thank him for these vivid, personal and graphic touches. Finding Friends at Tyre. It was only thirty years from the cross to this period, yet up in Tyre Paul found a company of Christians, as he did later at Ptolemais and CacV sarea, and as he had found at many remoter places. The rapid and wide dissemination of the gospel truth Is a dramatic feature of the history of the ♦arly church. Caesar's soldiers carried the glory as the legions penetrated to the confines of the known world. The ships that sailed the main bore mes sengers of the good news, as crew and as passengers. The caravans across the desert, and the solitary pilgrim from city to city, wise means of spreading more widely the seeds of truth. In every direction, and by all means, the gospel was making its marvelous way. "The fellowship of kindred minds." of which we sing, was very precious to Paul. When he came to a new city, he at once sought out fellow disciples, if there were any. We have so many side lights on his fellowships that we know he must have been of a very sociable, genial disposition. He sets a good ex ample for Christian travelers today; wherever they go they should search out Christians and churches, and iden tify themselves wiLh the friends of Christ. They will both get and give strength, and many delightful fellow ships will be formed, A man who recently crossed the con tinent is authority for this statemeni : "One gets a new and vivid Impression of the übiquity and usefulness of Chris tianity on such a journey as this. He finds Christian men and women every where, and a multitude of varied Chris tian forces at uuik for the service of mankind. And I must say, too, that Christian fellowship is never so sweet and precious as when a man is away from home." » Advice That Was Not Followed. The disciples with whom Paul's par ty spent seven days at Tyre —and Tyre must have been filled with thrill- Ing 1 associations to such a student of the Old Testament as Paul — tried to dissuade him from continuing his jour ney. To them the Spirit revealed the hardships awaiting him theiv, and they inferred that therefore he should not go forward. I^ike every <nh r man who does a new and hard work, Paul had to go counter to the advice of so licitous friends. 'Span- yourself," they pleaded. "I count not ir.y life dear," he responded. Men are not commonly made heroes by the counsel of friends. We reached our best by following our own star, obeying our own inner call. A domestic touch is given to the picture by the presence of the women and the children, who were of the com pany that followed Paul down to the ship. This is the first direct mention of children in the Book of Acts. Seven days had been sufficient to endear the grizzled old apostle and traveler to all classes of Christians at Tyre. Even the children loved him. A Seaside Prayer Meeting. Extremes of sorrow and joy bind men to Ood. He is an unusual man who approaches the marriage altar, or looks into the faci of his new-born child, or who stands beside the bier of a loved one, with no thought of God in his heart. -God bless you," is the deepest farewell of even the non christian. Even infidels cry to God in the hour of peril. All deep experiences are essentially religious. It was fitting that this Christian company should separate with, a pray er, to warm all their hearts and to fortify them for approaching trials. So they knelt on the seashore, an early type of the "surf prayer meetings" that are held in the summer time at many of the Christian resorts along our coast. Anywhere may be a proper place for a prayer meeting-. The Sal vation Army meetings on the street corners; the Christian Endeavor serv ices on convention trains, and the shop prayer meetings of the Y. M. <'. A., are all of a type with this farewell prayer meeting to Paul at Tyre. A Preacher.and His Daughters. The old saw about preachers' chil dren fsHls to cut nowadays, for It has been too often proved untrue. Every noble walk of life has recruited leaders from the sons and daughters of the parsonage. When Paul reached Cae sarea he made his abode with Philip the Evangelist. The church had i•>■.• ated Philip one of the seven deacons (Acts vi., 1-16), but God had made him an evangelist. He had been selected to '"serve tables." but he had shown himself qualified to preach the word from place to place. His home was notable not only for its head, but also for four daughters who had the gift of prophecy and were eminent in the life of the,church at Caesarea. What a delight that Christian home was to Paul, and what a delight he was to it! No one could be more warmly welcomed than he. and during his sojourn of possibly ten days there were many subjects of common inter est to be discussed. There is no fel lowship" like that of kindred spirits in a Christian home. A Prophet's Doleful Message. At every turn on this voyage Paul was met by gloomy predictions. l-'.-l low Christians kept telling him what he already knew too well, for the Spir it so testified to him In every city, that bonds and imprisonment awaited him at Jerusalem. The most dramatic of these was delivered by Agabus. the man who predicted the famine at Jer usalem, to relieve which, in the case of the Chiistians. Paul was now carrying the contributions of the churches. Agabus, by pantomime and speech, portrayed the fate thrit the apostle would mtet at the holy city. Taking Paul's girdle, he bound his own hands and feet, declaring that thus the Jews would bind the man owning the girdle and deliver him to the Gentiles. ;'. Upon this, the .friends. ..at;: Caesara and Paul's "own fellow- travelers, their pleadings that he-should not go up to Jerusalem. There was no com pulsion forcing Paul forward, except his own loyalty to the will of God. He could have turned aside at anjr point, and found abundant salva for his conscience in so doing. But Paul was Paul, the Christian hero, who had heard Jesus say. "Follow me." '•None of These Things Move Me." If Chritianity. as some say. produces only milksops, its character has alter ed since the days when Paul was one of its products. For he held to his hard course like a hero; nothing could turn him aside from duty, even when duty meant death. The pressure of his mistaken friends, however, wrung from the apsotle's heart this cry ac sublime as it is pathetic— "What wo ye, weep ing and breaking my heart? For I am ready, not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." Paul loved life, but he loved duty more. He might be killed, but he would go to his death like a brave man and a Christian, with lias (lying and with his face to the foe. To him the will of God was more to hi' desired than free dom from suffering. The spectacle ir resistibly recalls that otlvi- 11 to, Paul"s example and Inspiration, who through long years never swerved aside from the sorrowful way that ended at a criminal's cross on top of a skull-shaped hill. "GREENLAND'S ICY MOUNTAINS" Terse Comments on the Uniform Prayer-Meeting Topic of the Chris tian Endeavor Societies, Baptist Young People's Unions, Etc., for April 26—"An Evening With Arctio Missions" —Job xxxviii., 22-23, 29-30. Tiie m.>st familiar missionary hymn is "From Greenland's Icy Mountains/ and yet there is scarcely any mission field of which so little is popularly known. <>ne reason, and the princi pal one, perhaps, is thai the great American missionary boards are not represented there, so the news nl' how' the gospel has warmed the hearts of the natives of the cold regions has not been systematically spread abroad in our land. Vei Greenland and other fields within the arctic circle, have witnessed sublime heroism and tri umphs. climate apparently has little effect upon hearts, however much it may tell on bodies. We find tii • people of far thest North as given to sins of the flesh as the natives of the warmer climates. The North and the South, and all that lies between, need the gospel of Jesus to purify men's hearts and exalt their living. Much of the missionai a- "work that i.-» done within the arctic circle is to American home missions, for the va ried important Christian enterprises that are being carried on in Alaska ar.> all under the Stars and Stripes. Alaska has been the seen.- of great missionary success.-s and great missionary i. isms. Until the coming of the mis sionaries, the natives were a squalid, treacherous, senßua] lot, and life was^ not safe among them. Today then > native Alaskan preachers, college in the United Slates, who are pro claiming the gospel t<> i heir fellow countrymen. The native population "f Alaska may now he said to lie civilize I, except as the white man has un i/.e.i it by his rum. gambling and other vices. The northernmost missionary station in the world, and the loneliest, Is In these United States of Am ri Point narrow, Alaska. The Presby terian missionary there is reach,.,) only on< c a year by a whaling vessel. Those of us who unconsciously lonic upon missions as an enterprise of the present generation may ponder such .1 statement as this: The Moravians be gan missionary work on the w «a coast of Greenland no less than ITo years ago. On March 3, L9OO, the sion was formally closed, all the pagans having !>•••!! converted. one of the most up-to-date mission ary enterprises Is conducted In good part, within the arctic circle, and min isters to Eskimos and fishermen, it is the Deep-Sfa mission of Dr. Wl Grenfell, who Is a former college ath lete, a student under Sir Andrew Clarke, the famous surgeon, and th-» scion of a distinguished English fam ily. He haa mission ships sailing along the coast of Labrador, and hospitals ' and stations ashore, where he minis ters in a variety of ways to the I. and souls of these people whose lives are continuous hardships. One of Dr. Grenfell's ships is practically a floating hospital, with a staff of trained n aboard. Missionaries In the Eskimos found as one of th sir obstacles the fact that the language contained no words with vvhteh to express i liglous truth, so destitute of spiritual lift- were the- peo ple. Cumberland sound Eskimos meet in a snow church! Let us hop.- that it \a not "cold" in the sense in which churches in warmer countries are cused of being .old. Probably the work of Missionary William Duncan, at New Metlakahtla with the Indians whom be has taken to this [stand, after leading them out of gross savagery, Is nearer td the social ists dr.-am of an ideal community than anything that can be found In the Western hemisphere. If any man la skeptical as to the results of missions let him look at th.- New Metlakahtla, community, under the American flag and be convinced. OUR FOREIGN BORN POPULATION Comments on the Epworth League Prayer Meeting Topic for April 26— "Missionary Meeting — Missions to Foreigners in Our Own Land"—Jonah 3, 1-10; Matt. 25, 36-40. It has often been said that America is the most important mission fif-i.l in the world. The mflrience of this nation upon other people is great ami increas ing. Moreover, we have in our mi. 1-1 a foreign element that needs the gospel as truly as the most benighted heathen in all India. Patriotism unites with religion in urging Christians to evangelize th* great multitudes of foreigners *ho dwell witUln our borders. The quick est, easiest and best way of making them good American citizens is to con vert them to the faith In which this ra tion wa« established. The principal danger of the nation lies in the cities, and the principal dan ger of the cities lies in the foreign ele ment that is congested m them. In almost evejry large city there Mre now being conducted various forms of missionary wotk in behalf of the for eign born population, from the Je\v< to the ••hint-sc. and in many cases re markable success results.