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TIIE OMAITA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1002.
MEN TO DIRECT MISSIONS
Elected for Christian
A. M'lEAN OF CINCINNATI PRESIOENT
Audience Moved to Trin by the Pre
radiloii of Family of Man
Who Oi Hta Life in the -Work
(Continued from First Fage).
nap of the world, snowing whither run the
missionary lines of the society,
latrodnrea "Heroes" of the ftorlety.
As the "heroes" of the society. Fresldent
McLean then introduced some of its mis
sionaries who are In attendance upon the
Dr. Pye, from the Congo Free State.
Africa, said there were 10,000.000 people
there who needed the gospel and that only
t few were familiar with the Lord's Prayer,
which he then repeated In the language of
the people with whom he had been working.
R. L. Pruett. from Osaka, Japan, said the
laat convention of the disciples he had at
tended had been at Nashville, Tenn., ten
years ago, when It was held In a church
that could accommodate only 500 people.
He rejoiced that the denomination bad so
grown that It Is now able to eupport five
of the fifty missionaries that are laboring
at Osaka, within a day's pourney of which
there are 25,000,000 souls. Mrs. Dye sang
In tbs Japanese tongue.
Doora Open In Japan.
M. B. Madden, from Sondal. Japan, said
tbat doors there are open to American mls
alonarles now, that the lstter may trsvel
In safety anywhere, that Japan Is pagan In
religion, but Christian In everything else,
and tbat there have been 179 additions to
the church during the year. Mrs. Mad- 5
,dn was presented .with the Infant mem
ber of the Msdden family in her arms.
The latter was dressed as a Japanese child
Miss Effle Keller of Wu Hu, China, said:
"I hare often been aaked if we have any
real true Christians In China. I don't want
to see you put to the test that they were
-I'm afraid of your courage." In Chinese,
she sang "I Will Sing of My Redeemer."
, Miss Stella Franklin, from Damon, In
dia, said that as she watched the hundred
atalwart men who served the Lord's sup
per Sunday afternoon she could not but
think what a good those hundred could do
In India for Christ. She said that India
receives missionaries cordially and she
prayed that more would come.
Growth of Christian Interests.
Miss Wyrick, from Jspan, told of ths
growth of the Christian Interests since she
went there ten years ago and found but
one church of her denomination in the
entire empire. She begged every church
to link itself with the foreign field by
placing a missionary there.
O. W. CofTman. a Drake university gradu
ate, who has made a record In India, said:
"It ia your duty and mine to let the light
Into those dark minds; to lead to the
worship of the one true Ood those 300,000,000
souls who now worship 300,000,000 different
deities everything from the reptiles that
crawl to man himself, and even the little
material things , they use in their every
Others who were Introduced, but who did
not spesk were: Rosa Lee Oxer of Ohio,
Elsie Oardasr of Ohio, Dr. Lee Taylor, from
Porto Rico; Dr. and Mrs. Herbert P. Shaw,
who go to China next January; Mrs. Mad
den's mother; the ' parents of Fred E.
Hagan. now in Japan; Dr. Rljnhart, from
Thibet r ths father of Mrs. Osgood, and
W. H. Waggoner, who Is devoting his life
to the work of making church maps.
Old China Passing; Away.
President McLean read a benediction from
the workers In Japan; a cablegram which
aald: "Come over to Macedonia and help
lie." And a longer letter from China, which
said: "Old China is passing swsy; new
f'hlna is being born.' Never before has
there been such opportunity for effective
missionary work. We would exchange
placea with none, but we plead for rein
forcements." President McLean announced that of the
delegatea In Omaha from a distance only
4.887 had registered and he requeated all
the others to do so aa fast as possible. The
attendance at this convention is greater
than at any previous convention of the
church, except st that ot Jubilee year.
Most ot the singing of the morning ses
sion waa by the full chorus, lesd by
Evangelist Simpson Ely, but one solo was
contributed by Mrs. Princess Long, tho
sweet singer, from California. The bene
diction was by Rev. T. W. Plnkerton of
fialt Lake Cltr.
The two principal addresses of the morn
Ing were well received. The speakers
were of powerful and pleasing voice, but
to further aid them President McLean
who is somewhat of a Tom Reed in hli
methods, demsnded that the doors be
closed and kept closed, that no one talk
during the speaking and tbat even coughs
be smothered aa much as possible.
Tho Authority lor Missions
The first address was by C. C. Rowllson
O., on "Authority for Foreign
In part he said:
Missions rest upon the same authority as
any other enterprise for the relief of those
in need. They are the organised effort of
t hrtstlan people to send to those who are
ignorant or it a message wnicn naa been
lite and salvation to numberless peoples
The authority for carrying on these
benevolences la twofold. It ia primarily
the unanswerable demand made by the fact
that men are In need. This authority ought
to be sufficient. That a man Is Ignorant,
Said therefore Uvea In blindness so fur as
the beauties and mysteries or the world
are concerned, ought to compel the en
lightened to give him Instruction, or at the
least to educate his children. A Christian
conscience has. in many lands, provided
for the helpless In mind and body suitable
comforts ana medical treatment. Ho the
aery fact that whole nations of men have
.never heard the goeprl of the kingdom of
od should be, to the sona or tn kingdom
fcn all-sufficient motive for proclaiming the
message to every creature.
Nothing Is less attractive to the super
ctlllously refined than a naked, tatooed
avage. But to one who has caught the
spirit of Christ, thia very repulalvene s
draws him to the heart of Africa. Thus
tha aolrlt rf Ood. movlns uoon the hearts
of men, causes them to answer the appeal j
though of the highest qual
ity and most distinguished
design, costs no more than
the mediocre productions
of anonymous makers,
lacking the guarantee of
the Gorham trade-mark.
which in made hy the needs of the un
saved and the unwashed.
He). we sr- learning that the obliga
tion ot a gf-neratlnn i not wholly met
when It exerts all Its powers to save In
dividual men. Each generation must con
tribute Ita part In hastening "the on far
on divine event toward which the .whole
creation moves." Hence each congrega
tion and each Christian are learning, as
never before, that their efTorts must t.e di
rected at all times to the building up of
th kingdom of (Jort. "Thy Kingdom Come
is the dVejteat ileslre of every Informed,
conscientious dieclple of Christ. Th appeal
of the Kingdom Is. therefore, a furidamentil
authority for missions, ami tne Christian,
cannot be contented for a-jnoment until
"the kingdoms of this world "until
America and China. England and India all
"become the kingdoms of our Ood and of
What a. Million Disciples Can Do.
The o'her morning address wsa by Hugh
McLellan of Richmond, Ky., who was as
signed to tell "What a Million Disciples
Can Do." He said:
If a million disciples were to stand In
single file, the first man standing In the
state of Kansas and the reat atandlng cloe
enough to claep hands, the last man would
stand upon the Alleghenies and could see
the long Atlantic wash as it breaks upon
our eastern coast. A million disciples In a
population of eighty millions mean one to
every eighty. Properly distributed, this
one million could rive a message to every
man, woman and child In the United States.
If a million disciples were to give a dollar
each to foreign missions It would Increase
our force fivefold and would place in the
foreign Acid over a thousand workers. If
a million disciples were each to give one
silver dollar mark you. one silver dollar
and theee sliver dollars were to get to
Cincinnati on the Wednesday following the
first Hunday In March It would take sixty
express wagona to haul them to our secre
tary's office. If he could count aa fast aa a
clock ticks It would take him more than a
month to count them, and then his hands
would be so tired, his buck would be so
bent and his heart would be no glad that
Cincinnati could not hold him and he would
have to come over Into old Kentucky to
properly express himself.
But when we put the emphaals upon the
word "disciples" we have something more.
It ia not a million men, but a million pow
ers. Not a million men, bJt a million men
plus the Spirit of Ood. Who are the dis
ciples but the sona of Ood. and who re
the sons of god but they that are led by the
spirit of God. This makes all the difference.
Lesson of Pnal and Xtrxei.
Tf a million disciples were to stand but
fifty yards apart they would encircle the
earth. If each were to hold aloft In his
hand a flaming torch, old earth would seem
to have girded herself with a zone more
beauteous than the rings of Saturn. 8o a
million people might encircle the earth and
be but a dark streak upon its face, but if
tne spirit ot ijoo. in tongues or name sat
upon their neads, the light would be in the
feres of the nations. The esrth would be a
r.ew Jerusalem and every day would be a
When Xerxes marched out of Persia to
the conquest of K j rope he took with him
an army of 3.000.001) men and came back
leaving not a trace of his visit. Five hun
dred and twenty years after this one man
cr. me to this' very spot. He waa led of the
t-p:nt Into the city or rroas. No army was
with him. and when he crossed the Aegean
no one knew 1.1m. Yet that man carried
ur.der his robe the destiny of Kurope. The
spirit led him to the vision of a man of
Macedonia, and to the sound of a voice,
"Come over and'hrlo us." Xerxes failed
because he had mere millions. Paul suc
ceeded because Ood's spirit was with him.
Hrethren, we eland today on the heights
of a new Troas. We see Ethiopia and
India and Oceania stretching out hands;
we hear the ancient cry, "Come over," and
our answer to that cry should be, "In the
Spirit of Ood we come." I see thla million
of disciples rising in Ita might aa rises
the giant refreshed with new wine; I see
It rising as rises the young linn from Its
sleep. The earth will vibrato to the sound
of their feet. Go forward and "let thy
right hand teach thee terrible things."
Rains Talks Enthusiastically.
At its afternoon seaslon, attended by an
even greater number than was the morn
ing, the Foreign Christian Missionary so
ciety had the usual half-hour's devotional
service, elected the officers named In the
table above, were again addressed briefly
by the missionaries introduced at the morn
ing session, heard the reports of important
committees and listened to F. M. Rains, ths
thunder-voiced pleader with the open palm
snd the successful wsy of getting money
where others would bo. given a atone.
Mr. Rains waa assigned to tell Of "Our
Work in Japan and China," as he had seen
It in a recent trip he made. He seised the
opportunity to come out strongly in favor
of educating the foreign-reared missionary
In his native land Instead of America. He
waa talking of ths need of a bible school
for tho native convsrts In Jspsn when he
said: "It's a mistake to bring them here.
Over there they are accustomed to eating
on the floor, with chopsticks. Sleeping on
the floor and wearing loose garments; bring
one over here and the first thing you know
b.4 eats at the table, aleepa In a bed, wears
breeches and a high collar and tbat'a ths
end of him. He is as a stranger among hla
own people, and cannot reach thm as he
could before. Besides, it costs $300 Just
to bring him over here from Yokohsma and
send him back, whereas he can be kept
there and taught for $30 per month.
How Missions Fay.
Mr. Rains answered the inquiry as to
whether missions paid by citing ths $42,
000 that one foreign church alone had given
by telling of a woman la China who dressed
very plainly herself, but. gave $10,200 per
year for the support of the work of twslve
missionaries, and by relating tbat a young
Scotchman who had gone to China four
years ago and freely spent $400,000 of his
own money in mission work had since gone
back to persuade hla uncle to give $200,000
"We can take China for our King if we
will," exclaimed Mr. Rains. "I came to
realize the possibilities when I sat at the
Lord's supper with a congregation ot devout
Christians In Wu Hu. where, fourteen years
ago, ths name of Christ had never been
Before speaking Mr. Rains exhibited one
of the crosses used years ago in the In.
qulsltonary test known as "trampling ths
cross" in China; also a goddess of beauty
worshipped by the Japanese women. In In
troducing Mr. Rains, President McLean
called attention to the fact that when in
1393 the former waa employed to act aa cor
responding secretary the largest receipta
for any one year was $70,000, but that now
the sum is about $200,000, and that Mr,
Rains was largely responsible for the
" President Jenkins ot Kentucky university
explained so persuasively the purposes of
the "Forward movement for foreign mis
sions," which had Its origin In Luther D.
Wlshard's paper at ths Toronto convention
of winter before last, snd which Is having
marvelous growth, that lis persuaded the
convention to readily endorse hla report,
and by so doing to endorse the clause he
had inserted commending ths movement.
advising all young people's societies to give
It a part of their eupport, and advising stats
1 presidents to taks it up with the colleges.
and local colleges to orgsnlxe Individual
classes. D. E. Dannenburg has been chosen
to visit all Young People's Societies of
Christian Endeavor In Ohio, and doubtless
will be sent outside the state later to en
lighten others on the purpose of ths move
Rrpert ml "lvln" Committee.
A. B. Phllputt of Indianapolis read the re
port of the committee on "Giving," which
report deplored the fact that the mem
bership was not mors liberal la complying
with ths demand of Ood for a share of tbslr
Increaas. Summarised, the conclusion was
tbat proportionate and systemstlo giving be
urged upon all members, aa being the will
of Ood. necessary to the spiritual life of
the church and the only proper way to "re
lleve a constant and embarraaalng need of
more money." "We have," added the re
port, "done much Injury by encouraging
the wrong wsy. The pink tea, the oyster
supper and the basaar ought not to be re
lied upon to make up a church deficit." This
declaration was applauded quite lustily by
J. H. Hardin made the report of the com
mittee on "Supply of Missionaries." The
committee commends the missionary field aa
ons inviting to young yeople strong la their
faith; favors ths establishment of mis
sionary trailing schools after the fashion
of the Oordon school: calls atentlon te the
work that Harvard students propose to do
n India through Prof. Carter snd to that
which Yale will do In China, and concludes
ts report with ths suggestion tbat minis
ters encourage those so Inclined to turn to
missionary work; that the officials of the
church consider the matter at their Jaunary
meeting snd also the qualifications of young
people for the foreign field; that the Mia-
slonsry society's secretsry continue to keep
n touch with colleges with a view to ob
taining their best output for the foreign
Missionaries Appear Aaalo.
The missionaries who had sppesred st the
morning seislon and were recalled In the
ftcrnoon spoke only very briefly and maoe
an unvarying appeal for reinforcements In
fields that they have found so ripe for the
sowing of the seed, but so Urge that they
can cover only a fraction of what tiwls
sttentlon. Dr. Dye. from the Congo state,
Africa, displayed the robe of an African
chief, which garment looked like a junny-
sack fringed with excelsior; also the full
gsrb or sn African womsn, which really
wss so trifling a matter as not to be worth
mentioning. He held up two tiger rails.
the fetishes that are his people's only ob
ject of worship and which are supposed to
keep off diseases. He states that the Afri
cans ot his district hsve no Ood. or bsd
none until he brought them the true one.
He showed a five-pound brass ring taken
from the neck of a native girl 4 years old.
nd said that women wore smllar ornsmonta
weighing twenty-five snd thirty pound.
He showed a knife used by ths nstlves In
the rear of his village for decspltstlng men
for a cannibal feast only six months before
his arrival. The villagers are now being
converted In great numbers and are aban
doning their barbaric customs.
Miss Kellsr again pleaded with the con
vention to have faith in the Chlneae con
verts, reporting that some of them had to
stand true through fifteen days of torture
that ended In death, during the recout out
breaks. Mrs. Madden of Japan reported
the wonderful change In feeling toward the
missionaries there since she and her hus
band went there seven years ago.
Introduces Local Committeemen.
In the course of the meeting President
McLesn 'commended ribbon maps made by
girls near Cincinnati as worthy of Imitation
by girls everywhere interested in foreign
mission work; introduced Chairmen Payne
snd Judge W. W. Slsbaugh of the local
arrangement committee as men the conven
tion should know and instituted the plan of
having the doors closed and guarded so
that no one could enter or leave except
while the assemblage waa singing. The
benediction on the foreign work was pro
nounced by Rev. Martin, formerly of the
First Christian church of Omaha, but now
of Beilalre, O. The benediction on the as
semblage wss by Rev. Stephen J. Corey of
Rochester. Patriarchs of the church and
parents of some of the missionaries were
Introduced at various times during the aft
ernoon. Among the latter were Professor
and Mrs. J. Mad. Williams of Drake univer
sity, parents of Rev. Herman Porter Will-
ams, who has gone to the Philippines with
hla wife to do missionary work.
WOMEN STATE0FFICERS MEET
Discussion of Practical Work by Mrn.
bers of Women's Board of
It was essentially a business meeting
which was presided over by Miss Mo
Cleery of Nebraska at ths ' Knox Presby
terian church yesterday, when the stats
officers ot ths Women's . Christian. Board
ot Missions met In conference. Papers
were presented by several, of the officers,
but the real business was in. ths discussion
of those papers, which followed the read
ing ot the last one. The first paper pre
sented was "The Importance of Setting
a Standard for Auxiliaries." This waa
read by Mrs. Annette Newcomber of Des
Moines. In it shs dwelt upon the neces
sity of some well defined speclsl object
for the auxiliary and pointed to the work
done by the special department In the
'Finances, State and Local," were dis
cussed by Mrs. Msry Lyons of Ohio, who
said that the personal factor entered ao
largely in the securing of funds that no
general law could bo laid down; that
money ralaera are born, not made, and
only ope thing could be said ot general
application, and that was persistence in
personal application to those who have
money and are inclined to aid worthy ob
The third paper was by Mrs. Lura V.
Thompson ot Illinois, who spoke ot "The
Best Wsy of Instructing New Auxiliary
Officers." She gave some of ths well ap
proved methods, but said that personal
interest and application of tbs new officers
alons would result in the best work.
"Conventions Versus Personal Work for
the Growth of the Auxiliaries" waa tho
theme of Miss Anna M. Hale of Illinois.
Conventions have their place in ths board
work; people draw information and in
aplration from them, but close and atten
tive personal , work is. essential for ths
growth of the auxiliaries.
"Annual or Semi-Annual Conventions
Which?" was ths subject assigned to Miss
Sallle K. Jones of Indiana. The speaker
favored frequent conventions.
"Ths Best Method of Obtaining Complete
Reports, was ths subject of the paper pre
pared by Mrs. R. L, Brown of California
and read by Mrs. Atwater of Illinois. Ths
writer ot the paper believed that officers
should be Impressed with ths importsnre of
preparing these reports and that those offl
cers who were to receive them should la-
slat upon having reports from the proper
source and not put up with a substitute.
"The Work of District and County Man
agers," a paper prepared by Mrs. Ida C.
Coler of Michigan, was read by Mrs. Thomp
son. She said tbat ths manager should
attend all conventions and should visit over
the territory ia ber Jurisdiction; thst her
expenses should be paid to these conven
tions, and that shs should prepare the pro
gram for ths conventions; that ths organ
Her might be a better person than any
other to select ths manager, aa shs would
have greater opportunity to know ths
qualifications of ths women.
Mrs. Catharine 8. Llndsey of Illinois
spoke of the work of the Women's Social
union, an organisation composed of mem
bers ot women's missionary societies of all
churches. Such a society has been organ -Ued
at Springfield. 111., where it carries on
systemstlo study of ths books published by
ths Missionary Reading circle. She said
that the men might argue for church untty,
but it was the duty ot the women to work
tor it. and that this could be done in ths
best manner by Inviting the women to at
tend meetings of the women's auxllliary
boards and by members of those boards at
tending ths sessions ot other society meet
ings, thus bringing about a feeling of com
mon Interest, which would result ia a ualqn
NEED FOR FOREIGN ;MISSI0NS
Eloejueut Speakers Present (ho Cause
of the Heathen with Great
. Force. .
The night program consisted only of ths
devotional and song service and two ad
dresses. Ths speaker who preceded Mr.
Mott wss President R. E. Hleronymus ot
Eureka college, Illinois, who told of "The
Secret el Missions, which Is. be said, cob-
talned la the scriptural line: "The love of
Christ constraineth me."
This love, he aald, was the prompting of
Robert Livingstone when he lovsded the
dark and hazardous Jungles of Afrlrs; of
Carey, who labored In a similar field and
translated the Bible Into a score of lan
guages; of Hotcbklas. who thirty times pros
trated with fever, often sttarked by wild
animals and sometimes reduced to snts and
rhinocerl for food, was still content; of Mrs.
Judson st Burmah. when she gave up her
children that they might be taken away and
educated for the Lord's work; of Mrs. F.
Howsrd Taylor, when, standing amidst ths
ruins of a home drssolated by frenxled Chi
nese, she rejoiced in having suffered a lit
tle tor the Christ's sake; of Alexander
Duff, who gave himself to the work in In
dia; of Dr. Rljnhart, when she remained
firm as her little babe was laid away Ik a
pine box; of all the other mlsslonsrles who
sacrificed the esse and security of home to
preach the gospel to other living creatures;
and of Bishop Coburn, when he said: "There
is not the slightest use In preaching thi
most perfect doctrine If It be not a message
'All our colleges are richer today for ths
men they have sent to foreign fields," con
tinued the speaker. "The greatest work
before the Christian college now Is not to
turn out a good toot ball team, or a good
corps of debaters, bot to Inspire Ita young
men and women with a desire to visit the
dark places ot ths earth and there scatter
light and Joy. For 1900 years the world
has been committing the heathen to the
next generation. Tbs watchword should be
. Why Mott Rejoices.
Mr. Mott followed closely along -this line
in bis address, from which srs taken thess
It is Indeed an inspiration to speak to
a great convent. of a church that does
not apologise for world-wide missions. It
is only the ignorant - or thoughtless man
who could so apologise, because in doing
so he would be apologizing for all religion,
for the Lord's prayer; for the apostles'
creed; for the fatherhood of Ood and the
brotherhood ot man. Worst of all he must
apologise for Jesus Christ, who Is the
propitiation ot our sins and the sins of all
The asle of missionary literature Is In
creasing st geometric rste. Scientific!
studies of missions are being carried on
today more extensively than ever before.
I remember when there were in all our
colleges only thirty claases for the stsMy
ot such work. Last year we had more
than 600. Over 2.000 ot the best students
ot North America and the British isles
have, in a little more than a decade, gone
forth to proclaim religion In dark places.
Inspiration for Missionaries.
This work of foreign missions Is ' the
business of the church, not an incidental.
I grant there is need enough for It at home
to Inspire a resolve to do more than we
have done, but let us taks a Utile journey
about the world and bote the proportion
of aupply and demand. There is in the
United States and Canada one . Christian
workor for every forty-eight persons. In
Mexico and Central America there la one
for every 32.000. In Japan there are 100.000
more Buddhist and Shinto temples and
shrines than there are Individual Chrls
tlans; ot the 40,000,000 people there fully
30,000,000 have never heard an adequate
presentation of our faith. In China there
are 913 walled cltlea with' a population of
100,000,000 wherein that ( faith has never
been proclaimed; In the empire there Is
but one Christian physician for every 2.000,
000 people.' On ' one ' Island alone of the
West Indies there ' ste 24,000.000 people,
only 4.000,000 of whdfd ' nave 1 heard, with
any degree of Intelligence, df Jesus Christ.
In. India.' tf one letter ot each word in
ths Bible represented" one soul, it would
require seventy B(ble. to represent tho
total population; yet the Chrlstlaps counted
by the ssme method would be contained in
ths Book of Isaiah In .ons of those Bibles.
In India proper, where -we. are Just gaining
foothold, there are 60,000,000 Mohammedans
and 200.000,000 Hindoos, but that these
cannot be counted Christians will be con
ceded by any who have ever toured that
territory as I have done and seen the
awful Injustices and shames tolerated there.
Where Christ Taught.
"In the Levant, where our Savior came
and founded religion, there la but one
Christian worker to more than each 100,000
people. On the dark continent. In the
Stanley circle, there are 120,000,000 to
140.000,000 people, yet It Is only a few
scors, not a few hundred,' of missionaries
who have planted themselves there.
"But . let us taks another journey and
consider what has been done as a start in
this great work. The 12,000 Protestant
Christians in the Levant have developed
there within the life of one college pro
fessor with whom I talked while In Persia.
In Afrloa aavage chieftains have become
evangelists and where 400 were baptized
ons yesr, 7,000 were baptised last year. In
Central China I saw natives bringing idols
by the donkey load and by. the canal boat
load to be crushed and destroyed. In North
China will be proved again the fact that the
blood of martyrs is the seed ot the church.
It is not poealble to baptise the church of
Christ too much In blood.
Growth of Century.
"I might go farther With these details.
but to summarize, let me say that 100 years
ago In pagan lands there wss no Christian
scripture, no Christian witnesses and no
Christian institutions. Todsy there are
18.000 mlsslonsrles, 1,500,000 bonaflde dis
ciples, 5.000,000 adherents and tbs Bible has
been translated into 400 languages and dia
lects. "Christianity Is not 'a' religion. It Is 'ths'
religion. It Is not going to share ths esrth
with Buddhism or other- religions, but Is
going to extend from water to water.
"We want the 'beet, men In the most
destitute field that Is the Christ-like spirit.
I am not aure but Ood tonight is calling
soms of our most distinguished young pastors
to go to foreign fields. I beg of you parents
to put nothing in the wsy of your children If
they be Inclined to go. If we are to evange
Use the world we must do It In a genera
tion. Each gsnsration of Christians muat
evangelize Ita own generation of non-Chris
COTNER AND HIRAM MEN MEET
Alumni of the Nebraska and Ohio
Schools Hold . Separate
Last evening the alumni of Cotner unl
verslty ot Lincoln and Hiram college, Hi
ram, O., who are gathered together in this
city for the convention of the Disciples,
held college reunions sod banquets. Ths
University of Kentucky will have a similar
celebration at the Millard tomorrow even
ing. The Hiram college graduatea, 100 atrong,
dined at the Coliseum. Judge W. W. Bla
baugh acted as toastmaster and ths follow
ing toasts were given: "Hiram Preachers."
Chsrlea Wren.Scovtlle; "College Ethics." O.
O. Hertsog; "Garfield." Rev. P. J. Rlcs;
"Hiram and Missions." Rev. R.. L. Pruttt
of Osaka. Japan; "Hiram and Ohio Mis
slons," Rev. 8. H. Bartlett; "Influence of
Hiram on ths World," I. J. Cahtll; "Old
Daya at Hiram." Mrs. Welthla Collins;
"Hinsdale, for ma ay Years Ons of Our Moat
Able Presidents and Professor in Ana Ar
bor Before His Death," C. W. Henry; "HI
ram Girls," C. A. Freer: "Hiram Boys
Miss Mary Lyons; "Hiram and Its Socio
tie a&4 Associations' Mrs. Alice Wltoierj
-ymX . ... 5ahTrarvcl.,
"Cupid, the Sugar Camp and Big Hollow,"
Z. O. Uowand; "Hiram College," President
A. Beatty. The Invocation was made by
ReV. C. C. Smith, Miss Louise Shattuck
played several violin solos and the ex-
students sang "Blessed Be the Tie That
Binds," in conclusion.
Cotner university alumni, about 100 in
number, sat down at 10:30 o'clock to a six
course dinner at the Millard. After an in
vocation by Chancellor Ayleaworth, Toast
master A. P. Harmon made a pleasing ad
dress, which was followed by the chancel
lor with the toast, "Cotner and Christian
Culture," and Rev. Herbern N. Wlllltt, dean
of the Disciples' Divinity House in Chi
cago, who had ths subject, "Importance ot
Our Distinctive Educational Work In Fu
ture to the Disciples qt Christ." Vice
Chancellor Charles Hilton, C. C. Munson,
William ' Oeschger, Thomas: Rawllngs, Dr.
Keys, Rev. H. O.'Hlll, Rev; O.' K. Lewis,
Mrs. R. O. Cy Is worth and Mrs. Cora Henry
were to have responded to toasts, but the
lateness of the hour would not permit.
P0YNTER AT THE BANQUET
Former Governor of Xebrnskn At
tends Reunion of the Eureka
The aumnt of Eureka college of Eureka,
111., representing many atates, met at a
banquet at the Commercial club rooms last
night from 8 o'clock until 7:30. Ex-Governor
Poynter was the toastmaster snd the
following made short talks: A. McLean,
secretary of the Foreign Missionary society;
J. H. Garrison, editor of the Christian
Evangelist, St. Louis; Prof. Deweese of
Eureka college; ex-President Johann of
Eureka college; Henry T. Clark, Sterling,
Ky.; Rev. M. S. Haines, Lincoln; T. E.
Bryan, Kansas City; Miss Clara Davidson,
Miss Anna Davidson, Mrs. M. F. Richard
son. President Hieronymous ot Eureka col
lege introduced the toastmaster and made
a few remarks. The alumni banquet is held
annually in conjunction with the Christian
church convention. Covers were laid for
ninety last night.
Drives All Derore l.
A.h.a md nalna fl before Bucklen's
Arnica Salve. So do sores, pimples, bolls.
corns and piles, or no pay. 25c. For sale
by Kubn co.
WEDDED FOR FIFTY YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Blsgnara cele
brate Their Golden Wedding; -Monday
- In Kountzs Memorial church yesterday
evening was celebrated the golden wedding
of Mr.' and Mrs. Richard Bingham. The
bridal party was lead by Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Leroy White.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hill and Mr. and Mrs.
W. W. Bingham. The choir sang the "Bridal
Chorus" from "Lohengrin" for a proces
sional, and "Happy Bridal Days." from
Lucia de Lammermoor," for a recessional.
The church was decorated in gold and white,
with palms and golden chrysanthemums.
The women served refreshments stter the
service in the -parlors of the church, and
the couple was presented with Ave golden
eagles. Mr. snd Mrs. Joseph Evlson of
Beaver Dam, Wis. Miss Lottie White of
Wauwautoss, Wis., sod many friends of the
couple In this city we.-s present. Mr. Bing
ham has been connect! d with the commis
sion business in this city for thirty years
snd lives at 814 South Sixteenth street. The
son and daughter of the Blnghsms, Mr. W.
W. Bingham and Mrs. J. L. Hill, were pres
ent. It Is an interesting coincidence that
the parents of ths wife of the younger
Mr. Bingham snd the parents of Mr. Smith,
husband of the senior Bingham's daughter,
have each celebrated golden weddings
within eighteen, months ct the present fes
tivity. A Wonderful (.nance.
Weak, sickly Invalids are soon changed
by Electric Bitters into healthy men and
women. They cure or no pay. toe. For
sals by Knhn as Co.
Weodfork Finds His Family.
Alexander Wood fork turned up at the
police station yesterday evening In great
anxiety concerning his family, whom he
had lust gotten trace of through seeing the
paragraph In yesterday's Bee. A reunion
followed and an explanation. It seema that
Mr. Wood fork had meant Council Bluffa all
the time and had ben patiently waiting at
the depot there for his wife and children,
who had by mistake passed on to this city.
Woodfork has brn running a stationery
engine for a contractor during the summer
and has DUrchased a home at Nineteenth
and Broadway In lha Iowa City, where he
took bla family laat night after they had
been frtendleee and dcMtilule here eluew
c t sit ru ly as-a . Laxai i vo .
well-informed and to the healthy, because its com
ponent parts are simple and wholesome and be
cause it acts without disturbing the natural func
tions, as it is wholly free from every objectionable
quality or substance. In the process of
For lc by ell drucjeiata.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
City Oounoil Plows Deep Furrows Through
Files of Ksatins Basinesi
REMONSTRANCES AGAINST FRANCHISES
Protests . Made Against Granting
,. Rights of Operation to Three New
Telephone Companies and
Are Placed on File.
The city council met last night and trans
acted quite an amount of routine business.
A half score of ordinances was gone over
by the city. Clerk and referred to the Ju
diciary committee.' These ordinances per
tained mostly to special grading, sewer and
paving taxes and their preparation by the
city attorney has been mentioned before.
Remonstrances were read by tbe clerk,
protesting against the granting of fran
chises to the Home Independent Telephone
company, the Maglo City Telephone com
pany and the Inter-State Independent Tele
phone company. Mayor Koutaky, who oc
cupied the chair, directed that tbe remon
strances be placed on file. Queenan, how
ever, objected to this snd the remonstrances
were referred to the committee on railways,
telegraph and telephones. This committee
is made up of O'Connor, Broderlck and
' Later in the session Walsh, as chairman
of the judiciary committee, presented an
adverse report on the adoption of ordinance
No. 1,101, better known as the Inter-State
Independent Telephone company's ordi
nance. The mayor called for a vote and
the count showed that Adklns and Smith
alone voted In tbe negative while the other
(our members voted In favor ot tbe com
mittee's report. When the vote wss an
nounced the report was declared adopted.
Mayor Koutsky sent in the appointment
of John Mclntyre as stock Inspector. When
tbe roll was called for a confirmation of
the appointment four were opposed while
two, O'Connor and Smith, favored the ap
pointment. A number of reports from heads ot de
partments were received and filed. Quite
a number of protests against the payment
of taxes were read. In most Instances It
was asserted that clerical errors had been
A request for permission to erect a frame
building at Twenty-fourth and L streets
wss refused for ths reason that such a
building, If erected, would not be within
the Are limits.
Bond Premiums Due.
When tbe new charter ot South Omaha
went Into effect it provided for the giving
of surety bonds by certain officials. These
bonds were secured by the city shortly after
tbe spring election. An eastern concern
with a branch tn Omaha Issued the bonds,
but so far has waited In vain for the pay
ment of the premluma due. Tbe bond of
the city treasurer alone amounts to $600,
while the premium on the balance of the
city officials runs the total of premiums
due up to 80, At the time the agreement
for the payment of these premiums by the
city wss entered Into there was soms money
in tbe general fund, but now there rematna
only $131 in ths fund. A demand has been
made by the surety company upon ths city
for the full payment. Should the bond com
pany withdraw Its security at this time for
non-payment of the premium It might
cause a number of tbe officials considerable
trouble as well as to possibly Invalidate the
acts of ths treasurer snd members of tbe
Screens Badly Needed.
In the jail department of tbe elty hall
building windows are constantly being
broken, either by prisoners allowed In the
lobby or by outsiders who want to pass
tn articles to those confined. Several ef
forts have been made to stop this practice
rup of Fics appeals to the cultured and the
manufacturing figs are used, as they are
pleasant to the taste, but the medicinal
virtues of Syrup of Figs are obtained
from an excellent combination of plants
known to be medicinally laxative and to
act most beneficially.
To get its beneficial effects buy the
genuine manufactured by the
t c w Yo r k , fl . Y.
Priceufiftp cents per- bottlt.
and every night an officer makes the out
side rounds of the jail to prevent articles
of any kind being passed in to prisoners.
In spite of this vigilance the mischief con
tinues. As the weather Is commencing to
turn cold the prisoners will suffer to some
extent, but the jailers say the prisoners
are to blame. Steam Is kept on all night,
but with half of the glass out the heat
The council will be asked for a small
appropriation for heavy wire netting to put
between tbe outside bars and the windows.
In this way the city officials hope to keep
some glass In ths Jail windows during the
winter. Should this plan prove Ineffectual
one member ot the city council said last
evening that tbe lower half ot each window
would be boarded up.
Wreckage Cleared Away.
The Union Pacific wrecking crew worked
all ot yesterday afternoon - clearing the
tracks where tbe wreck occurred, Just
south of the Q street viaduct yesterdsy.
Hundreds of people gathered on the via
duct and about the wreck to witness the
operations of the wrecking machine. With
two or three minor accidents the process
ot wrecking went forward rapidly and by
night the portion ot the main line of the
Union Paclflo destroyed was restored. While
the wrecking crew was working a track
crew was engaged tn relaying the track.
The Union Paclflo passenger .engine was
still In the ditch late last night, but Its
position did not interfere with traffic.
Jones Makes Report.
The semi-monthly report of Milk Inspec
tor Jones was filed with the city clerk
yesterday. It shows that sixteen samples
of milk were inspected and that the high
est showed 4 per cent 'butter fat, while the
lowest wss 2.6. The avsrage was a little
abovs 3 per cent. Inspector Jones has
served notice off the dealers who are sell
ing milk below the standard and It la ex
pected that arrests may follow unless the
average grade of milk Is rslsed.
The Norwegian-American Republican club
of South Omaha will hold a rally on Thurs
day evening of this week at Franek's hall,
Twentieth and 8 streets. O. Johnson, presl-.
dent ot the club, and 'the other officers,
urge all members to attend. Matters per
taining to tbe present campaign will be dis
cussed. Magte City Gossip.
A daughter has been born to Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Bllek, Eighteenth and U
St. Martin's auxiliary will meet Wednes
day afternoon with Mrs. W. S. King, Twenty-fourth
and Q streets.
City Attorney Murdock went to Lincoln
yesterday afternoon to present some city
cases to the supreme court.
Jack Leonard waa taken to the county
hospital by the police. He has been a
charge upon the city for some time.
Dr. Don C. Ayer, chief of the bureau of
animal industry here, haa returned from a
three weeks' vacation spent In the east.
A building permit was Issued yesterday
to W. J. Frltts for the erection of a 12,000
dwelling at Twenty-fourth and U streets.
The South Omaha delegates to the Na
tional Live Stock convention held at Pitts
burg last week are expected home on Wed
nesday. A petition has been filed with the council
asking for a plank aldewalk on the north
side of J street, between Twelfth and Thir
An important meeting of the South
Omaha Saloonkeepers' association has been
called for this afternoon at 2:30 o'rlock.
This meeting will be held at the headquar
ters of the association, 2311 N streets.
Secretary I.ott of the Hoard of Education
telephoned The liee office laat night and
said that school warrants where claims
had been allowed were to be had by calling
for the same at the office of the secretary
In the high school building.
Let's have a bottle ot champagne and
don't forget that we'll have no other than
Cook's Imperial Extra Dry.
License to wed waa issued yesterday to:
Name and Residence. Age.
Frank W. Barton. Wllber : t5
Anna Boaclna, Omaha ,.,.,...13
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