The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896, August 01, 1895, Image 1

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VOL. VIL
SO MOVES THE WORLD. .
"We tleep and wait and iloep. Dot all thing
moT;
The 8nn Dim tor ward to til biothr 8nn :
The dark Earth tallows, wheeled iu her elllpee;
And human thloirt, returning on theineelTna,
liar onward, leading up the golden year."
Cleveland is said to be a London idol.
There are 75,000 sewing girls in New
York and Brooklyn.
148 Italians drowned by collision be
tween steamers Mariep and Ordegia.
The express car of a Lake Shore train
was robbed at Reece Siding, Ohio, July
24.
A national association of wire goods
manufacturers was formed in Cincinnati
July 23d.
Seventeen gold mines in Colorado have
been purchased by the Portland Mining
Company.
Chicago claims to be the manufactur
ing center of this country, excelling New
York in present product.
The Pullman Company has again paid
its dividend as usual. In other words, it
has collected its plunder from the public.
The earth in the region of Brue, Bohe
mia, is sinking. 1800 houses have col
lapsed, causing a damage of 1,500,000
crowns.
Chicago is putting in free public baths.
New York provides some free, on the
river in summer, and others at cost in
the tenement district.
Carl Seitz, a Swedish aeronaut, is hav
ing a balloon built to carry him to the
North Pole. It will have an inflated sail
-or rud ler to steer it.
Bank crash in Canada. Six and a half
millions of deposits gone. The Banque
du Peuple closes its doors and the people
are swindled of their hard earnings.
A Massachusetts judge has decided a
Tight of way suit in favor of a bicycler,
whose machine was damaged- by being
run into, he having done his best to
,void collision.
A Massachusetts judge has decided a
sriirhr. nf wn,v suit in favor of a bicycler.
whose machine was damaged by being
run into, he naving aone nis Dess to
avoid collision. - .
The directors of the defunct Union
Bank of Newfoundland are accused of
appropriating nearly $ 5,000,000 of the
people's deposits. They have been in
dicted, but are out on ball.
The village of Kirkwood, Illinois seems
to be in danger of sinking into theearth.
A ten foot well which was being dug
-caved in and the earth keeps falling in
about it, and seems loose and shaky.
The wheat crop in the Red river valley
region of Minnesota and Dakota has
been very badly damaged by smut and
rust. The wheat crop of the three states,
the Dakotas and Minnesota, is now esti-
mated at only 100,000,000 bushels.
The Philadelphia street railway com
panies with country branches are to be
consolidated with alleged capital of $ 40
000,000, on which the public must for
ever pay dividends if it does not decide
on the Populist measure of public
ownership.
A society for the suppression of scandal
has been started in Insterburg, in East
Prussia. Every scandalous story spread
in the town will be traced, and the origi
nator prosecuted by the society. A fine
thing this. Ijet such societies be multi
plied. Let them cover the earth.
The priceof wheat has fallen in the last
few years below the cost of production,
and the class who control prices assert
that it is caused by over-production.
But the statistician of the Orange Judd
Farmer declares that we consume yearly
on the average only 4.77 bushels to the
individual.
Ontario, Canada, farmers are threaten
ed with failure. Dry weather has des
troyed their hay crop and railroad
freights are so high that hay cannot be
shipped in by them. In some parts of the
province farmers are shooting their cows
The condition of the farming class is
most deplorable and daily getting worse
Government aid is asked for.
A new bicycle has been invented by a
Chicago man, which dispenses with the
sprocket wheels, chain and forty per cent
of the frame, and the ordinary pedals
and pedal cranks. The driving levers
are nearly double the length of the pre
sent pedal cranks of the chain bicycle
and it is claimed an increase of power
and speed is obtained. The frame will
be constructed of bamboo, a process to
preveutsplittiug having been discovered.
The new coal trust south includes
nearly all the mines of Virginia, Ken
tucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.
The total value is about $500,000,000
and this is to be the capital stock of the
trust. The first action of the trust is to
advance the price of coal 25 per cent.
And there is nothing to hinder another
25 per cent, and another, and another,
except the fear that the people may de
maud the nationalization Of the coal
mines.
To Close Out Ladles' Waists.
50c. Waists for 84c.
72c. Waists for 49c.
1.00 Waists for 69c. at
Fiied Schmidt & Bno's.,
,8tl 9210 St.
Leccnune Cst Miles' Pin PUla. ,
Make Platform Contracts In Law
Hazard, Neb., July 24, 1895.
Editor Wealth Makers:
We have caucuses by law, and without
said caucus we bave no ticket at the con
ventions. We make platforms and nomi
nate a ticket and the candidate accepts
his nomination and accepts the platform
which is a contract between him and the
people; and the law should be that he
carry out the contract or step down and
out. If this were the law we would take
more pains in making the platform (or
contract), and we would take more pains
in getting capable men instead of look
ing for honest men who are as scarce as
hen's teeth, especially when millions are
chucked under their noses. 'Tis said
that man is iu the market and one of the
following things will fetch him, viz:
money, whisky or women. No matter
whether this be true or not, there can be
no harm in compelling an office holder to
live up to his contract with the people,
and the people will know just what to
look for. As it is there is no use iu mak
ing a platform. This should be the law
for all parties, and no election without
this contract with the candidate.
S. G. Swigabt.
Interest Laws Violate Nature
Palmyra, Neb., July 21, 1885.
Editor Wealth Makers.
The general tenor of the Jewish writings
known to us as the old testament de
nounces usury. Shakespere portrays its
workings in a very unfavorable light in
his celebrated play, "The Merchant of
Venice," but in recent times the term
has almost become obsolete. Now is
there no way by which we can assign a
scientific reason for this word, usury?
Methinks we can. . The arithmetical law
of interest, known in our schools, shows
that compounded interest is in itself an
impossibility, because there are forces in
nature that clearly declare such princi
ples to be beyond the power of nature to
meet.. Let us take the well known law
of compound interest on $1.00 for 1 per
cent for 100 years, and it increases to
$2.75, bat the same principal for 24 per
cent amounts to the fabulous sum of
$2,555,799,400. Any one of plain
comprehension can see that it is impos
sible to be carried out, and rational rea
sons can be assigned for its non-fulfillment,
as follows:
It is a well known law in nature that
all plants and animals have an immense
power of production under favorable
conditions, such as the rabbits in New
Zealand, herrings in the ocean often
choke out all other fish; but nature has
another force we play aud that is the
law of destruction, and between these
two forces nature keeps an equilibrium.
Therefore it can clearly be seen thatcom
pound interest as a factor in our labor
world must keep, or, more properly
speaking, be kept, in line with these two
forces; therefore the lawof our land ought
to regulate the use of our properties or
monies by these two laws, production
and destruction. For it is well known
that monies cannot of themselves in
crease without a labor attachment. And
for men to demand of one another a use
(the basic word of usury) for monies and
properties that cannot be fulfilled is
doing an injury to the labor element of
society. , Therefore our states and gene
ral government ought to enact laws in
accordance with the economic forces of
nature, and to do so effectively they
ought to create a Bureau of Exchange.
Loaning aud dispensing with monies at
as low a rate of interest in keeping with
these above named forces. It seems to
me that the idea meets the business re
quirements of all our mercantile, agri
cultural, and manufacturing classes.
That the loaning fraternity may com
plain of this I take it for granted, on
the same principle that Demetrius ob
jected to the Apostle, preachiug, tor "Sirs
ye know that by this craft (of Banking)
we have our wealth." "for the Shrines
of Diana brought no small gain unto
the craftsman."
Trusting that these suggestions may
give a start to our people, I remain an
enemy to the craftsmen.
John S. Maiben.
The Burlington has been chosen the
official route for Louisville G. A, R. En
campment. Special train with Comman
der C. E. Adams and staff also Woman's
Relief Corps will leave Lincoln 2:15 p.m.
Sept. 9th, leave Omaha 4:35 p. in., and
arrive in Chicago early next morning
and at Louisville via Pennsylvania Line
at 4 p. m. Sleeping car accomodations
without change, double berth $4.50,
Omaha to Louisville. Reservations for
berths should be made early so that am
ple accomodations can be arranged for.
For full information and tickets apply
at B. &. M. Depot or city office corner 10
and 0 streets. Geo. W. Bonnell,
C. P.&T.A.
OAR National Encampment at
Louisville. Ky
The Burlington will on September 8th
to 10th sell round trip tickets, via St.
Louis, at $18.35; via Peoria, $19.35;
via Chicago, $20.40, good to return un
til September 25th. For full information
apply at B. & M. depot or city office,
corner 10th and O streets.
G. W. Bonnell, C. P. & T. A.
LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1895.
Colfax County iiventlon Resolu
tions. '
Editor Wealth Makers:
I write hurriedly to inform your read
ers that the Populists of Colfax county
know the difference between the getting
together of two reform elements on some
grounds common to both, and the stu
pidity of a young and prosperous party
with a splendid chance in full sight to
carry the citadel of power aud plant the
flag of freedom far outside its present
environments hooking itself up with a
kicking minority of an old party filled
with the hallucination of getting a
crumb from the table presided over by
Cleveland and Carlisle. Herewith I
send you a copy of some resolutions
adopted by our county convention at
Howells, last Saturday.
J. A. Grimison.
Resolved, That we, the People's Inde
pendent party of Colfax county, in con
vention assembled, do hereby again de
sire to express our continued adherence
to the Omaha platform in all its de
mands for reform on the questions of
land, transportation, and money.
We further desire to express our in
creasing admiration of and confidence in
the sagacity and foresight of the pat
riots who framed that second Declara
tion of Independence at a time when the
purblind hocks of existing political par
ties and tbe mercenary hirelings or law
less greed were shoutiugAmerica's grand
prosperity from every housetop."
That while we readily concede the
great benefit to be derived from the free
and unlimited coinage of silver at the
ratio of 10 to 1, and feel grateful to all
good citizens who are disposed to assist
in this very desirable move in the right
direction, yet we recognize the ropulist
party, at this time, as the only true and
loyal exponent of money reform, because
its platform and purposes are broad
enough to finally emancipate tlie toiling
millions of earth from the fatal grasp of
the modern Shylocks, and in which the
rehabilitation of silver is but a primary
move.
That we deplore and regret the effort
which has been made, without authority
from any convntion, assemblage, or
committee of "Populists, to make unnat
ural and damaging alliances with fac
tions of those parties whose policies we
were organized to overthrow; and we de
nounce as unworthy of support all
those who seem to place an election to
some lucrative office above that manly
adherence to principle without which no
new party can ever gain the confidence
of the American people.
That the recent mongrel, grab-bug
disposition of state patronage, under a
hybrid name, unauthorized and irregu
lar in every particular, should be dis
owned and repudiated by every manly
man and true Populist as an unwar
ranted departure from the established
line of policy of the party in this state.
As Populists we are not willing to con
cede that men among us, who have been
honored by us with places in the halls of
congress, with corresponding salaries,
should have any greater influence or
power in our councils than many others
of equal or greater ability who have
carried our banners and preached the
industrial redemption of the great com
mon people, amid the jeerings of con
ceited ignorance, when there was no of
fice or emolument in sight. It is noil
populism to worship position or fawn in
the face of power. '
Recognizing the deplorable condition
of servitude to whfbh our beloved coun
try is hastening and the magnitude of
the battle to be fought for its redemp
tion and the ever increasing hopeless
ness of getting anything of any value
out of either of the two old political
parties, or any scion thereof who has not
proceeded far enough from theswaddling
clothes of the new birth to forget the
charm of his party name; we conjure our
fellow workers in the name of humanity,
in the interest of success, to be men,
to get out of the brush, to stop bush
whacking, to expurgate all combina
tions and arrangements which seem to
plnce the office above the principle in
volved, and to get into the middle of the
road where they can at least be consis
tent and command respect.
A nice line of Gingham's and Duckings,
former price 12c. per yard, reduced to
8&:. Fred Schmidt & Bros.,
- 9210 St.
For cash, off on boots and shoes.
Webster & Rogers, 104a O St.
The Bank of Salisbury Closed.
Salisbury, Mo., July 30. The Banfc
of Salisbury closed lis doors this morn
ing. Its condition is unknown. J. H.
Finks was cashier, P. B. Branham, as
sistant. An Official Killed by Appendicitis.
Washington, July 30. Robert K.
Gilespie of Gallatin, Tenn., chief of
the public land division in the general
land office, died last night of appendi
citis. One Fifth Off
on all Shoes. Foot-Form Store, 1213
OSt '
For cash, off on boots and shots
Webster & Rogers. 104.') O St.
IMPORTANCE OF SOCIOLOGY
Parallel to Theology and Forming
Its Basis - ,
I wil set forth the following as truths
according to my conception. -
1. You cannot sin against God directly I
You cannot commit an' evil except
through the medium, by the agency or
instrumentality of a human being, your
self or some one else.
2. Thus the direct object of man's sin
is humanity, himself or some other hu
man being.
3. On the other hand, you cannot obey,
serve God, or do good except through
the medium of man; by doing good to,
or serving your fellowmen. Hence the
good that we do in this world we do to
our fellowmen; and thus through these
human media we serve Christ, for he
accounts these good deeds to us as done
unto Himl "For inasmuch as ye did it
unto the least of these my brethren, ye
did it unto mel
4. We sin against God (in most every
instance) by doing wrong to our fellow
men. We bear false wituess, we covet, we
steal, We dishonor parents, we commit
adultery, all directly against others, yet
thereby violating God's commandments.
We fail to do good, to serve our fellows,
to clothe the naked, feed the hungry,
visit the sick and imprisoned, and it is
accounted to us by Christ in the judg
ment day as evil against us. "For inas
much aB ye did it not unto the least of
these my brethren, ye did it not unto mel
5. To see how all the possibilities of
man for obeying or violating the laws of
God, rest on the presence and medium of
his fellowmen, let us suppose that there
were but one man on the earth. What
evil could he do or sin could be commit?
Could he covet? What? Could he steal?
From whom? Could he bear false wit
ness? against whom? Could he kill?
Whom? But as soon as a brother man
appears upon the scene, he can violate
God's law by doing wrong to his brother
So that his brother's blood cries to the
Lord from the earth. And so if one man
alone existed, what service could he ren
der to God? Whom could he feed, clothe,
comfort and assist? Nerily God hath not
need of these things from weak, impotent
man! Yet Christ says that in doing these
very things to our fellowmen it isaccoun
ted and credited to us as doneunto Him!
Not that God needs any kind of assist
ance directly, from man; tliecreator from
the creature; but it is by Ood' 7aw duo
from mad to man. And God commands
us to do justly, righteously, yea liberally
to our fellows, if we wish to merit bis
blessing and approval and finally enter
His Kingdom. Remember then that man
has no sin apart from his fellows, and
alone with God and apart from His fel
lowmen. These opposite varieties of
character develop and appear, only in
man as he contracts and behaves toward
his fellowmen. Take him out of his hu
man association and man is neutral in
character innocent!
Thus sociology, man's relation to man
is parallel in importance with, and under
lies theology, man's relation to God!
Bellevue, la., C. Wirta, M. D.
Obituary Notice
A good man in the person of William
Quick of Emerald, Neb., passed from
earth last Friday, July 26. Mr. Quick
was 71 years old and had retired from
the most active work of life. He was a
native of New Jersey and had been a
resident of Lancaster county about
eighteen years. He was a prominent
member of the Farmers Alliance and was
a man of most sympathetic nature, in
stinctively taking the side of the op
pressed. He was to the close of his life
intensely interested in the great un
esttled questions of justice, and threw
his vote and utmost influence to help the
cause of the common people. For more
than thirty-five years he had been an
exemplary Christian and impressed all
who knew him with his sincerity and
love of his fellowmen.
He leaves a wife and two married sons,
who live in this county. "Blessed are
the dead which die in the Lord from
henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that
they may rest from their labors; and
their works do follow them."
Humphrey Bros., Hardware Co., are
agen ts for the Deering Binders and Mow
ers. We keep a full stock of repairs, and
weare still increasing our stock of Stude
baker and Moline Carriages, Buggies,
Phaatons and spring wagons' New goods
and new prices. The largest stock in tbe
state; 4 floors, power elevator. We bave
some bargains iu second-hand Buggies.
Surries, Phaetons and Carriages. Call
and see our stock. "X. B." grade full
leather top buggies, warranted at $05
cash.
Special sale for the next thirty days on
all lines of dry goods, shoes, etc. H. K.
Nissley & Co., Department More 1023 U
Street.
1-S off
On underwear, shirt waists, wrappers.
dress ginghams, lawns, ch allies and pon
gees at Fred Schmidt & Bros., 921 0 St.
Tbe Mission of Tbe Pulpit
BY MAYNARD L. DAGOY.
number n.
When Dr. Charles II. Parkhurst began
his crusade against sin in high places he
at once became the target at which was
aimed the arrows of two allied classes.
The braves of Tammany, the saloons of
the metropolis, tbe proprietors of dives
and dens, the blackmailers of officialism
were sure that the unconventional Doctor
was invading the sacred field of individual
liberty, and hence, united with the great
free press and the aristocrats churches
in a demand that the Doctor should con
fine himself to the "sinple gospel of
Christ."
True, they regretted the evil, but they
realized that "vested rights" might find
it inconvenient, if coming in contact with
the practical side of religion, they should
be forced to cry for quarter. Then, too,
religion was made for Sunday, and not
for every day, Their ideal allowed a man
to make long prayers on the Sabbath
day, while he practiced scientific rasca
lity from Monday morning until Satur
day night. Such an innovation as the
New York reformer was about to inaugu
rate, was looked upon as daugerous to
the social parages and they at once un
ited to oppose the rising waves of public
indignation. .
This circumstance clearly illustrates
conventions thought upon the subject
iu band. For centuries the church has
held to the belief that its mission is
primarily concerned with a future existr
euce. The result has been the undue em
phasis of creed and dogrna while its
duty in this world has been sadly neg
lected. This theory is manifest in the
sermons which so frequently come from
our pulpits, musty with the accumula
tions of ages. Too often the pulpit looks
at the veuality of political life, tbe in
equalities of industrial life, the corrup
tion of social life and then declares that
the church has naught to do with tem
poralities. 'I he pulpit has yet to com
prebend thereality of Christ's teachings:
it has yet to realize that man was made
for this world first and that religion was
instituted that he might realize his
potentialities in a life of full-orbed man
hood. ' .
What then is the true mission of the
pulpit? '
fundamentally, Christianity is con
cerned with this world1. Its purpose is to
lead men into closer fraternal relations;
to harmonize tbe conflicting interests of
life; to preach aud live the Golden. Rule.
Christianity knows no race, recoguizes
no class. The brotherhood of the human
family is its corner-stone. It seeks to
establish the reign of Christ a reign not
of dogmas, not of creed, not of cere
monies, not of bigotry, but a reign of
love a reign made possible by the
actualization in social life of the mutual
istic principle implanted in the heart of
man by his Creator.
Tho pulpit should be the friend and
counselor of the weak, the unfortunate
and the oppressed. This requires that
the minister should be able to adapt
himself to all classes of people. This
democratic spirit, tbe legitimate off
spring of Altruism, arises from a heart
that is filled with sympathy for all man
kind. To the unfortunates whose lives
are worse than wasted in the slums, be
should be the earnest counselor, whose
efforts in their behalf would lead the
world to eradicate this crowning evil of
the nineteenth century. Through the
pulpit should be proclaimed tha new
charity which would give justice to all
and thus help every man to assist him
self. Every movement which seeks to up
lift these unfortunate victims should
find in the pulpit an earnest, courageous
and conscientious ally. If the pulpit
realized that its duty toward the labor
ing classes is just as binding as its duty
to its prosperous pew-holder, the sum of
human happiness would be creatlv in
creased and the church would soon re
gain the affections of the masses. As
long as tbe unfortunate class can find
more sympathy out of the church than
it can within the magnificent interiors.
just so long will churches decrease and
saloons multiply. "The pulpit," says
Prof. Ely, "is so far away from the toil
ing masses that they fail to understand
their desires and motives to action."
That this is true, is evidenced in the
sickly dissertations on "dispensations of
providence," which are sometimes heard
after some conflict between capital and
labor has been compromised. The aver
age minister preaches as if it were poss
ible for a man reared in the environment
of poverty and vice, to reach the same
pinnacle as his parishoner whose culture
aud refinement largely arise from the
ennobling tendencies inherited from
sturdy ancestry and nurtured amid the
vitalizing air of a pleasant Christian
home. The ignorance of human affairs
as they exist iu the various classes of
society greatly curtails tbe usefulness of
Eulpit and largely increases the mutual
atred of social classes. Thus, the pul
pit, as the leader and moulder of public
opinion, becomes to a great degree re
sponsible for the delinquencies of church
members. Sociology will receive its
greatest impetus when the ministry en
deavors by scientific methods to put in '
practical operation the Christian motto:
"Look np; Lift upl"
It is to the pulpit that we must look
for the greatest agency in creating an
active public sentiment that shall assist
itself in the practical efforts to increase
I
human welfare. The present offers every
opportunity to the pulpit. A meeting is
called to consider the sweat shop curse;
to conciliate contending industrial
factors; to agitate some social problem
of common interest, but in such assem
blies are seldom heard the voice of tho
ministry. Thus forgetting that every
problem that concerns human welfare is
a moral problem, the most influential
element disregards the demand of civic
life, while the Almighty Dollar continues
to raise a standard based upon wealth,
which sanctions hypocrisy and rewards
the intrigues of the powers that be, while
genuine merit too often becomes the
prey of greed and avarice. The negative
attitude discourages the leaders in re
formatory movements and widens the
chasm between the church and tbe
masses. The pulpit is able to see at once
the wrongs committed by some poor
striker whose sense of injustice has over
powered his sense of social duty, but
when the offender is a Gould or Rocke
feller, who has levied legal tribute upon
the wealth producers, the sin is seldom
so apparent. Verily, a big pile of gold
covereth a multitude of sins. To these
there are many noble exceptions, and to
the influence of these exceptions may we
look for the factors that will arouse the
church from her lethargy. If in every
city there could be a Parkhurst an Ab
bott, or a Reed the ohurch would awake
from her slumbers and Avarice would fall
before 'a christianized conscience. The
pulpit should repudiate that paganistio
doctrine which would confine its influence
to a favored few, and thuB make it, of tea
unconsciously, the apologizer for wicked
ness in high places. It should ever re
main the courageous defender of the
right, the sturdy supporter of tbe weak,
the unflinching enemy of tbe wrong.
When tbe pulpit is baptised with that
Spirit: which inspired Christ to drive the
money changers from the temple, re
gardless of the taunts of convention
alism, then will the church become fired
with a zeal for righteousness that will
irresistibly storm the forts of wrong.
Those who advocate a broader sphere
of usefulness for the pulpit are olten mis
understood. The purpose is not to make
the preacher the champion of any par
ticular sect or the advocate of any speci
fic principle. .Nor would we lessen its
traditional dignity. The entire conten
tion is based upon the conviction that
Christianity is able to cope with the
problems of the hour, and that its ethi
cal principles should be the standard to
which human affairs should conform.
How may life be made better? How may
the conditions of all classes be improved?
How may the institutions of tbe world be
christianized? are questions which should
be discussed in every pulpit, although it
might in many cases lessen the contribu
tions of influential pharisees. A quota
tion from Prof. J. R. Commons, of Indi
ana State University, might not be in
appropriate at this point. "If he (the
minister) should take a hearty interest in
social questions, if be should hear the
bitter cry of the home heathen, if he
should take it upon bimself to present
their cause,soon the church would follow
in his steps, and no longer could tbe
blame for social ills be laid at the door
of Christians.
"There are two things which the minis
ter must do at present. The first is to
show the facts. This is the urgent need
of the hour. His congregation must
learn that there are ominous social
wrongs to be righted. The preacher
should be a student of social science.
"The second thing for tbe preacher to
do is to show the responsibility of Chris
tians for these conditions. We have got
beyond that age of materialism which
ascribes social conditions to the work
ings of so-called natural laws which man
cannot modify. Social conditions are
tbe result of the human will. The human
will finds expression in two ways in the
every day activities of individuals and in
legislation. These two facts are causes
of social conditions, and they are simply
the manifestations of the human will
acting individually or collectively. In
our country this means the Christian hu
man will; for it is the Christians whose
wealth and intelligence control legisla
tion, and whose t. saith and intelligence
in all private affairs outweigh all other
private influences.
"The preacher should do as Jesus did;
work on the hearts of men, give them
right purposes, show them the evils to
be overcome and the end to be reached
and leave to them the ways and means
for bringing about needed legislation."
While this paper is purely sociological
in its aspect, I do not wish to belittle tbe
importance or necessity of theology. We
would simply emphasize the fact tbat the
pulpit is primarily concerned with this
world in its political, industrial and
social life; that its mission is to realize a
heaven upon earth as well as m the world
to come.
The church of today has reached a
crisis; she stands at the parting of the
ways. For centuries the masses nave
bowed before the fetich of ignorance; to
day tbey are groping in semi-darkness,
seeking the truth. Old theories, ancient
creeds, time-worn systems, bave fulfilled
their mission and are passing away.
New conceptions, rational creeds, higher
ideals, are ready to take the place of the
old, when an enlightened people shall
bid them enter. The church stands with
a latent energy which only needs the in
spiration of an awakened pulpit to urge
it forward to regain lost territory and
win tbe world for right.
Greencastle, Ind.
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Webster & Rogers, 1043 O St. .
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