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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BKE: MAY 22, 1010.
LAYMEN RAISING FINDS
Nation-Wide Missionary Movement
Beaches Successful Culmination.
GREAT MEETING IN CHICAGO
Nearly Tkree Hanlrtt Thottattml Dol
lar Raised by t'hnrrliea In Ilia;
IHr br the Lake t.caeral
roller la Ootllncd.
BY D. V. FRANCIS.
S"LV YORK, May 21 (Special Dis
patch to The lice.) The laymen's
missionary movement lias had Its full
hare In the public mind during
the pant winter. The great con
gress, the crown and culmination of the
long (cries of conventions that have
reached cverjr part of the country and
ntli red each to higher resolves and nobler
inthUBlasms, began on Die afternoon of
May 3. The Auditorium, which can seat
4,200 was well filled, save for the upper
galleries. Hie audc:ices ranging from 2,500
to 3.000. Local lriteret has been routted
and stimulated by the city convention that
had Immediately proceeded, and from fifty
pulpits on Punday the cause of missions has
been proclaimed. It had been hoped that
llie denominational meeting might Increase
Chicago's offering from $113,000 to $250,000
for the coming year, but by Saturday even
ing It was found that this mark had been
far overstepped; more than $JS6,000 had
been promised, and there are several bodies
yet to be heard from. Increased activity Is
reported also in othtr branches of Chris
tian endeavor as a result of the conference.
The Methodists, beside undertaking to give
$7S,000 In place of the $43,000 given last year,
promised to Increase their other work 13J
per cent. The Presbyterians raised .their
standard from $42,000 to $85,000; the Con
Rreeatlonalleta from $34,000 to $.,; the
Baptists from $1,000 to $30,00; Churchmen
from $5,000 to $10,000. A meeting i ap
pointed for June 1 to hear of the progrt-ss
In "making good."
Thus all was made ready for the great
meeting in the Auditorium, which Home
have not hesitate to describe as "the
most remarkable religious gathering ever
held in this country."
Address of Bishop Anderson.
TThe great speech of the convention was
undoubtedly the opening address by Bishop
Anderson of Chicago. It had the true ring
of an inspiration and stirred the vast
audience to a holy seal for true Christian
unity which was manifest throughout the
entire conference. The bishop said In part:
"We must learn to ask one another not
'What must wo give up? but 'What can
we give?' We had no right to give up any
thing that we thought likely to be of value
or believed to have dlvlna approval. There
could bo no union by elimination." Ha
wished a church not of minlmuma, but of
maximums, , But .he knew that enough
energy and money are wasted by rivalry
and overlapping of tho different denomina
tions In America to preach the gospel to
the whole world. "We must get together
and stop this waste," continued bishop
Anderson. "Out divisions are unchrtstlan
Uke and unstatesmanllke. They are un
christian, for Christ-like Christians cannot
be kept apart. When we all become
Chrlst-llke Christians we shall find the
way to unity. Our divisions are unstates
manllke, for In unity there Is strength.'
A reunited church possessed with faith
and seal would be Irresistible. It could
evangelise the world In a generation. : '
I nlty la Not Uniformity.
"Unity Is not uniformity, but neither Is
R organic separation and rivalry. I would
not put the economic argument In the first
place. Better waste $1,006,000 .than sacrifice
a single truth or a single spiritual convic
tion. Better a hundred churches standing
on a hundred separate spiritual realities
than a single church united on an Irreduci
ble minimum Incapable ( of Inspiring
niurtyidoni. But some things," he con
tinued, with a smile that won the heart of
his whole audience, "we can give up. We
van give up som of our pride, some of our
ecclesiastical conceit, some of our Jeal
ousies, our prejudices and 'perhaps even
tumi of dup Ignorances." . .
Here was a movement In which all could
take part the Roman Catholics, If they
but would. For It united the convictions
of all who believed In Christ for th world
and the world for Christ, and by such unity
It was producing 'greater sacrifices and
greater efficiency. The greatest problems
that lay before the Christian church to-,
day were the Christianising of the world
and the reuniting of the whole church.
"Let us undertake these tasks In the spirit
of faith and courage and love. Let us all
be prophets, prlewts and apostles united.
Let us spend our lives and spend our mil
lions In unifying the church and in unl
vereallslng the gospel of Christ."
utlonnl Missionary Toiler.
A national missionary policy was ndopted
by the National Missionary conRres. hold
at Chicago Mty 3-8, 1910. I wish that my
pace permitted giving It to you In full.
The following paragraphs givo somo Idea
of the spirit In which It was conceived.
In view of the Fatherhood of God, tlui
unity of tho human race and the suffi
ciency and finality of the Gospel of Christ.
Knowing that the field 1b-tho world and
that this Is the only generation wb can
This first National Missionary congress
In the. I'nited States, rrpresentlnu more
than JO.O'XI.O-X) church numbers, recognises
tlte cr.lral and commanding obligation
res lug upon all Christian churches and
dtclare Its conviction that the church of
tur generation can and should ob-y liter
ully the great commission of our Lord, to
preach the gospel to every creature.
As Indicating the measure of effort re
quited among the non-Christlnn peoples of
the earth, we accept as a working policy
the standard that, in addition to the na
tive agencies, there should be provided
from the churches of Christian lands an
average of at least one missionary to every
ii.OoO of the people to be evangelized. This
would requlro the quadrupling of our pres
ent force of workers, and a corresponding
Increase In contributions from approxi
mately $11,000,000 last year to about $15, OOJ,
000 annually. This estimate Indicates the
measure of personal duty at home rather
than th method of missionary work
abroad, in determlntre; which diversities of
conditions In the work, dissimilarities of
equipment and power. among the workers,
the part to bei taken by the native churches
which are to be raised tip to the great
bulk of the work as self-supporting and
self-propagating agencies, must all b
taken Into account.
Pray, Plan and Give.
We declare our conviction that, according
to their ability and opportunity, the laymen
of the churches are equally responsible
with ministers to pray and to plan, to give
nd to wgrk for tho coining of tho king
dom of God upon tarth. Wo billeve that
the cull to share actively In extending tho
knowledge of Christ present? to every man
his supreme opportunity and development,
Usefulness and satisfaction, and we appeal
t men everywhere to Invest their Intelli
gence, their lnf'uonce, their energy and
llulr possessions In tlte united erf ait of
tlte church of Christ to evangellsa the
wr I Id.
While seeking the enlistment of all the
laymen of the church In fulfilling the nils
nonary task of our generation, we declare
our belief that this work Is the work ol
the organized church, and thst the natural
leaders In It are tbo minister and the mis
sionary agencies cf the various churches;
and It Is our conviotlon that all that Is
done In the name of the laymen's mission
ary movement should help to strengthen
theso leaders and the agencies through
which the churches as such must discharge
their missionary responsibility.
Mr. Kvan Roberts, the Welsh revivalist,
who since HXH, when he broke down after
the revival throughout Wales, has been
staying with friends at Ielccster, la now
living In the suburbs of Swansea. He Is
quite strong again and Is preparing for
another aeries of revival meetings.
By a cablegram from London we learn
that Lord Klnnalrd, president of the na
tional counct of the Young Men' Christian
associations, together with other leaders
In the movement In Great Britain, ha is
sued a call to the members to make the
year 1910 memorable by a return to the
fundamental principles of tho organisation
with relation to Its religious work. The
social work, ho declares, threaten! to
swamp the purely Christian features. This,
lie claims, would be disastrous, as the
Young Men's Christian association is pri
marily n Christian organiratlon, and If
this basis Is permitted to deteriorate the
whole structure will 'soon fall. The Young
Men's Christian association In this country
is facing the same kind of peril.
BRYAN'S SPEECH AT OMAHA
(Continued from Page Five.)
better attend to your own business and not
be running your hands Into other people's
business. (A Voice: Amen.) (Applause and
laughter.) You are going to have enough
to do to take care of the liquor Interests In
your county without Insisting that you
make laws for tho counties where the con
ditions are different from yoyrs.
Mr. Bryan: But I have no thought of en
tering Into an elaborate dlsousslon of the
question of county option. I only touch
upon the subject because I find that It Is
fear of county option that has led loitn to
opprse the initiative and referendum. Whsn
that question is up I shall discuss It moro
at length, but I would much prefer to
have the discussion of It postponed for
two years, so that we can discuss and settle
now the question of the Initiative and tho
But I cannot allow this opportunity to
pass without calling the attention of tho
democrats of the state to the strength ot
the moral Ismis, and I know of no better
place .o emphasize, this than Omaha.
It is now less than two years since the
legislature parsed the 8 o'clock closing law.
It was not In the platform of either party,
ai.d I believe a majority of the democrats
of both houses voted against It, but the
measure came before the governor for his
signature or veto. A special train went
from Omaha to Lincoln to carry a crowd
of protesting democrats. They brought
every possible pressure to b-ar on tha
governor, r woi dor If there are any here
who went In that crowd! (Laughter.) It
there ere any of you here who wnt down
with that crowd you need not be ashamed
of It if you did what you thought was
right. (Voices; Yes, yes, yes.) Quit a
ntmber. (A voice: Sure.)
They brought every possible pressure to
bear upon the governor. They told him
that he would ruin his own. chancea for re
nomination and re-election If he sttrned the
bill; they told him he would ruin the
chances of the party In the state, that he
would greatly disturb the business ot
Omaha and greatly Injure the state. But
In spite of pressure, he signed It, and then
the wrath of the city was turned against
When the president of the United States
visited Omaha tha governor was not in
vited to attend the banquet. There was
room at the table for some of the pros
perous brewers, but not room enough for
the governor of the state. 3hame on you:
Shame on you that you should insult the
chief executive of the state! (Prolonged
rpplause.) Shame on the brewer who could
sit at that table In a governor' place and
not be red In the face with the recognition
of his Impropriety of his taking the place
of the chief executive. (Applause.) i
It looked for a. while as If the governor
would have to make a circuit around
Omaha when going eaat. (Laughter.) But
within two years the governor's act has
been vindicated. Tha opposition to the S
o'clock closing law has disappeared, and
even the aaloon keepers are compelled to
admit that a hard drinker can, if ha works
industriously, become drunk enough by S
o'clock to last him all night. (Laughter
and applause.) The governor is stronger
because he signed It; the democratic party
la stronger because It was a democratic
governor who refused to b frightened by
the opponents of the law.
Lot the vindication of the moral principle
Involved in the $ o'clock closing law be n
warning to those democrat, who think It
Is safe to make tho democratic party trail
along at the tail end of the liquor proces
sion. There is a moral issue that we cannot
afford to offend; there is a public con
scienco that we cannot afford to defy. It
th modern Pharoah, the liquor Interest,
will not let the people go; if the people
are to bo denied the right to voto on
public questions merely because they
want to vole on the liquor nutation, let
tho fatu of tho ancient Pharoah be re
membered! Tho democratic party has many members
In it who use liquor to a greater or lets
extcpt, and many of these democrats may
be opposed to drlvlnir the taloon from
their town, or their county, or their state,
but theso democrats era Interested In other
thlnjtu besides drinking:. They arc bellov
ers In free- government, they are interested
In national politics, and thoy believe In the
right of the poople to rule. Tlwy ftra nol
In favor of the dark-lantern methods that
arc being employed In this state, and they
are not willing to surrender their views on
all questions In order to gratify tho man
who make money by cultivating the, appe
tite for drink.
I still hope that we may have a special
session of the legislature and secure Hie
submission of the initiative and the refer
endum, but if that Is made impossible by
the sordid Interests that havo thrown them
selves across the path of this popular meas
ure, then our first business la to remove
this obstruction, and with the next demo
cratic convention as the forum wo shall
Invite the champions of the brewers and
tho distillers and the liquor dealers, to
show cause why they shall not be driven
from politics in the state of Nebracka
I have said, my friends, what I enio
her to say. I have no apology to offer to
anybody for saying It. I shall not allow
anybody to impeach my right to speak a
a democrat. I shall not allow any repre
sentative of the liquor interest to say that
because he nukes money out of his bufl
neis and makes money out of the thwarting
of the will of the people of this state, that
he Is necessarily more Interested In the
welfare of the democratic party than I am.
It ta now some fifteen years, )'. It It
about sixteen years tine that convention at
which we succeeded In securing conttol of
the state organisation. For sixteen years
w have had harmony lit the democratic
party fur sixteen yesis we have had
scarcely a disturbance over a plank In our
platform. About 130.000 mm have marched
sldo by side and shoulder to shoulder, a ad
w have agreed on pullulea and on caadl.
dates. During this time they have called
me a leader.
I hava not attempted to think for thsi
people. I have bien content to think with
tl em. I hava never aked them to do a
thing that their conscience and their Judg
mrrt did not approve. I owe lo this people
all that I am In the world. It I con trawl
thiough every land and be welcomed a a
representative of American rltlienshlp. It
is hi cause these people of Nebraska gave
me the prominence that coslilrs me lo en.Ioy
these distinctions. I owe all to these peo
ple, and when (hey aked me if I would run
for the senate I said, no; I have a greater
work to do; I owe more to these people; of
Nebraska than lo receive an honor at
their hands and to draw the salary that
would como to me. I knew ftiat as a
candidate for the aepate I would have to
either evade this question, or, if I spoke my
sentiments, I would have people telling me
that I was Injuring the democratic party.
I therefore preferred to make this fight
as a private cltixen. I owe you more than
to desire jou to help me. I owe you so
much that I desire to help you. All I ask
row Is that I may have your confidence
and your cars that I may tell you what
I know and what you yourself know. I
have said to the opponents of county option
what I have said to you. my friends. 1
have told them what I knew was going
on, and what Is their answer? Why. they
say, that has been going on for years
They don't deny It. NoSody denies It.'
Nobody can deny It. And their on? an
swer is, well, they have done It before.
Well, my answer Is, they will not do It
I enjoy having your confidence, and I
would have enjoyed tonight being met by
a committee of friends and escorted up
here and having this stage filled with
friends, but I was not willing to embarrass
I don't know what your situation Is. 1
don't know how free you are, to speak. Cut
I am free. I can speak what I please. 1
do not have to ask anybody for the rleht
to live or the right to speak, and I shall
exercise that right to speak.
Down In Otoe county, that I carried whn
I was a candidate, they would not let me
have the court house to speak In when I
went down there to speak, but I spoke there
Just the same, and I had a larger hall than
the court house. They got It there and In
vited me to come, and I had three times as
many to hear mo a I would have had If
they had given me tha court house.
I know the people of this state believe
in free speech; I know they believe In free
government, and because they believe In
free government they believe in the Initia
tive and the referendum as a means ot
bringing the government within the reach
of the people. I know, too, that they be
lieve In county option. They don't have
to say they are for the skloon or against
It; All they have to say is they believe the
pecplo of tho county hava the right to do
what they please upon th subject. That
Is all It means, and that Is all I am aklna
for, and The Bee knew It when It said 1
came her to make a prohibition speech
that It was false. It knew that I was not
coming to make a prohibition speech. I
kr.tw that county option does not mean
prohibition; and It is cowardly for a paper
to hide behind prohibition because It dared
not answer the arguments In favor ot
county option. (Prolonged applause.)
I am going to put It to a vote here. You
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There isn't any slavery but ignorance. You are kept with your
noie to tue grind-stone beeauso you do not know of tho opportunity
that would burst the shackles of your unproductive routine.
You never saw a clerk who wag proud of his job. You never
saw a human brain reduced to the mechanics' all-ordered tasks for
each day of life, that was proud of the job.
Oet out of tho rut man! Do something! Join the array of
men who are developing tho great, wide, waste spaces of the west.
You can do It, and If you do uot know how, we can show you.
We will point the way to success, and that bucking jackaas of a job
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may not fejel as free to vote on this as you
did on the other, and you don't n-cA to
vole unless you ant to. It does not mat
ter to mo how you vote. I want, you to
vole a you please: I am going to ask you
to rise if you believe that the peoi'lt ot
tho county should have .a right to 1 cltl
this question as they want to decide It.
I am going to ask those who bellovo that
the county should have the rlnht to rise,
and then I will ask th people opposed to
It. who think the county ought not to hav
the right, I will ask them to rise.
A voice: You don't put it honestly.
Mr. Bryan: How many will rise and say
that the people of tha county have the
right to vote on this question and decide
it. How many of you will rise?
Please be seated. How many ot you peo
ple think the county has not the right and
ought not to have tha right to vote on
this question? Will you plea rise?
PERMANENT OFFICE :
NEW CITY NATIONAL BANK BUILDING,
(Note: After a pause of a few seconds
Mr.' Bryan said:) Not even the man.
(Laughter.) Not even th one!
My friends, I am much obliged to you.
This is bettor than I had supposed. Tho
next time I come 1 will invite you all to
sit on the stage, and we will Invite a new
crowd to come and listen to these argu
ments. ' (Laughter.)
I appreciate the honor you do me in com
ing. I am coming again and a?xtn. 1 don't
know how long I am yet. to live, hut as
lung as I live my services ato at your com
mand. I have said that nil that I have 1
owe to you. No matt-r how long I live 1
cannot pay that drht In full. I will pav
it in Installments as rapidly as I ran, and
I will promise you that in the future, as In
the past, I will study every question, I will
try to find out what Is right, and when I
find out what I believe to be right, 1 will
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