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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE-FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 9, 1896.
Mrs: flow said one day. on her Florida
plantation, to her uneducated negro ser
Vant, whtf had at least a legal right to
vote, "Sambo, don't yoti think 1 ought to
have a right to vote an well as your" Ho
replied, ""Law, Missus, does you thinlt
woman has sense enough to vote?
(Laughter). I am not asking for woman s
suffrage, but I am asking that those who
vote, whether men or women, black or
white, native or foreign shall huvo "sense
enough to vote."
CHANGE THE ADVOCATES.
Since 1SS0 I have been advocating what I
hope the Kndeuvorers will also urge, that
just as soon as possible we shall pass
laws, to take effect on the first day of
the twentieth rentury. giving everybody
full warning by passing them soon, that
all new voters, native and foreign, must
after the dawn of the twentieth century,
fcy an educational qualiilcation or test of
some sort, prove, before they receive the
scepter of suffrage, that they have sense
enough to vote.
There are three necessities of life In a
republic like ours. We must have Intel
ligence enough to resist the sophistries
of the demagogue. We must have con
scientiousness enough to resist the bribes
of the corporations, never so templing as
now, for the citizens as well as for their
selected legislators. And. we must also
have u spirit of equality, only the Sab
bath can give us as a people the intelli
gence and the conscientiousness and the
spirit of equality that are the three ne
cessities of life in a republic. What is the
matter with the Spanish republics ami the
French republic? When you read news I
hope you have the habit of looking be
hind the. news, for the philosophy that
underlies the facts. France has more
cabinet changes than oil the rest of Ku
rope together. It Is a republic "good for
this dav only," lying in the crater of a
not extinct volcano. lAK)k at the Span
ish republics south of us. I was an eilltor
recently for two years, and read one hun
dred und fifty newspapers a week. I think
there was never a week during those two
years, mid I think there has never been a
month in the lust live years, when there
have nol been from one to live revolutions
going on down there.. Whenever election
time comes, they get out their guns, bet
those who think a written constitution
makes n safe republic remember that these
Spanish republics have got Just as good a
constitution as we have, for they have
'THEY 1IAVK NO SABBATH.
What is the matter with these republic?
The matter Is tliey have no Sablmth. The
tollers spend their Sabbaths in labor, and
the leisure classes in brutish dissipation
and chiblisu.pUy, and therefore they can
not develop manhood enough of the spirit
of equalltv. not enough of conscientious
ness and Intelligence to govern themselves.
Hob Hnulette said very sigullicantly, and
ll takes in this Whole question of the
Continental Sunday as against the Amer
ican Sabbath, from the civic and polit
ical standpoint: "The Declaration of In
dependence was not born In a beer hive
on Sunday afternoon not by a long shot."
Another need of our country, besides
this one of citizenship, und the outcome of
It, Is Christian statesmanship: and here lit
tne recur to that same monument of
Washington, as 1 saw il from a most pic.
turesnqe point of view. 1. think it has
never been brought to the public notice,
but I Udieve that the Washington monu
ment was place'bwhere It Is with reference
to the window in the white house back of
the president's desk. When In the presi
dent s room 1hls Hashed upon me, for
right back of Ills desk Is all arched win
dow, which lie looks through as he comes
In: and all the presidents, one ufler an
other, as lliey come from their private
apartments; each president seeing every
morning before he takes his seat, as if
framed in I hut arched window, a picture
ot what a president ought to be, a monu
ment of -the first president, which, like
him it celebrates, is simple und lofty and
strona. . We want statesmen llku Wash.
Iiigton in all those respects.
Itecently New York has built ' a cen
tennial arch In honor of Washington, and
selecting from all his writings a single
sentence to put upon It, New York has
cut into It these words. In which Washing
ton Tcbnkp.1 the substitution of expediency
for right: "Let us raise u standard to
which the wise ami the honest may repair.
The event Is In the hands of Clod." (Ap
plause). How New York can write a li
cense law under the shadow of that arch
1 do not understand. I would like to write
across every liquor license those worn
of Washington and the words of James
Hussell Lowell: "They enslave their chil
dren's children who make compromise
NOT A PRETTY PAIR.
The panels as we put Ihem up, Washing
ton on the one side, and the average poli
tician of today, nu. tin other, do. not. make
a pretty pair. 1, was reminded, when all
the people were so. relieved and satlsllcd
at the adjournment of the last congress, of
a funeral where a passer-by said to the
sexton, "Who is dead?" The name was
given of a cross, crabbed, unpatriotic cit
izen. "What did he die of'.' What was
the complaint?'.' The old sexton replied,
"No complaint. Everybody satistled."
Hut why were we so short of statesmen,
just when a great eominerclal and monet
ary crisis made them nceessaiie-i of life?
The better citizens In such cases often stay
home on election day, a thing they would
have no need to do If they had not stayed
at home on the night of the primary. Very
likely the primary came on a prayer meet
ing night, because prayer meeting Chris,
tians were not Inlluential enough in poli
tics to be considered, and because they
were neither wanted nor expected. Hut
they Were needed. And it would have been
better If they had left praying to tho wo
nieu, and gone to the primaries, u.-t one
church did. pastor and nil.
, How often it happens that the good man
that ought to have been nominated was
not, no matter what better political ma
chinery we get, even though Immigration
be restricted and educational tests for suf
frage established, we shall never get bet
ter otlicers unless we nominate better can
didates, ami that such will not bo nomi
nated unless good citizens attend the pri
maries which even now they could usually
control. If they would. Let us gel better
primaries, and in the meantime use tnose
At the close of Mr. Craft's address
H. J. Raymnre conducted an open par
liament on the theme: "One thousand
new societies organized nnd ten thous
and souls saved this yenr by the Kn
deavorers of Pennsylvania, now ran it
be done?" This subject called forth
many suggestions from the delegates,
The Frothlngham was filled to over
flowing in the evening, when the last
session of the Christian Endeavor con
vention wns begun, William M. Hen
ham, of Pittsburg, presided over the
meeting and Rev. W. (1. Watkins, of
the North Main Avenue Baptist church
Of this1 city, conducted the song and
devotional exercises. Rees Watkins
and the North End section of' the
united choir, led the congregation In
singing. Rev. Mr. Moffatt. of the
Washburn Street Presbyterian church.
offered prayer and the choir and con
gregatlon sang again.
Secretary McDonald Introduced to the
audience tBe members of the commit
tee of '6. As the members of the com
mittt-e ranged themselves along the
front of the stage they were greeted
with the Chautauqua salute by the
audience. Then Secretary McDonald
. introduced each one to the audience.
Charles E. Daniels, chairman of the
committee, was the last one Introduced.
He made a short farewell address,
lvnien was roundly applauded.
The report of the nominations com
mittee was then read and their report
adopted. The new officers were each
in turn presented to the audience by
Mr. Benhum, the presiding officer of the
meeting. Rev. A. B. Pbilputt, of Phlla-
dplnhln. the newlv-elcrtorl nrpalHnl
-thanked 'the convention for the honor
conferred upon him and pledged him
self to endeavor to conduct the office
to the best of his ability. '
MR. WOOLET'B ADDRESS.
John O. Woolley was then Introduced
by. Mr. Benham. . Mr. Woolley spoke
on "Christian citizenship." His re
marks were on the duty of Christian
voters In politics. He said:
"The political economist talks to him
and he understands him . not; then
.comas the nnh-rnmmlttsl tnlnfator
who belongs' to the politician, and he
speaks unto him and makes a failure.
The then practical politician builds a
fire under him of political chicanery,
but he.never budges.- Those who never
voted yet can be saved from that kind
"Young men. Imagine this nation
Beventy-flve million times larger than
yoursvir; anytning mat would be mean
In you would be ignoble In a candidate
for office: anything that would not be
. right for the Individual can not be
. right for a legislative body. I have the
. Idea- that In five years young women
Will i) -voters, -The schnolhouse Is the
' greatest reformer In the world. It's
muteuf- inecniarn to leauo BUJTaiion
mi ane iierseii uoe not Keep new nanus
, outof dirty politics. - . - -.
-''The country spends l,M0,000,000-for
whisky and tobacco yearly, twice as
much as is spent for bread, tiivie tnis
country hiore gold. It will buy more
champagne. Give us more silver and
it will buy more beer. This Is no. Joke.
There is a parallel between the hon
est, thrifty man and the drunkard and
spendthrift, but it Is widely separated.
I feel the pinch of poverty and want to
know a remedy. . What Is to be done
for the poor? Are you to explain the
financial situation to him? or ten mm
to quit drinking? which? I despise the
man who Is a professed clean church
man but a dirty politician.
'The Christian man . should do his
own political thinking and not be so
weak as to let others do his thinking
for him. I want to exhort to duty the
Christians who see the right and knows
how to do It, but who says he can t.
I touch no particular party, but score
the inlluence of liquor and corruption
You say you don t see the Lord In
politics? You don't know-how to focus.
You are not trying to find the Lord.
Your lens wavers. I wish no one to
think I want to mnke political con
verts, but no Christian can afford to
vote any but a clean ticket for a clean
man and we don't see much of either
In the two big parties."
HIGHER SPIRITUAL LIFE.
The choir sang an anthem at' the
close of Mr. Woolley's address, after
which Rev. Sidney N. lTsher. of West
Chester, was introduced. Rev. Mr.
Usher spoke for a higher spiritual life.
His was the last stated address of the
Rev. Grant C. Teuller. of Chicago,
sang by request, "As You On," a hymn
dedicated to the convention and tho
words of which were written by Mr.
Rev. E. II. Romlg. of Lebanon, con-
ducted consecration services. Tho clmlr
and congregation sang anil Rev. Mr.
Romlg offered a short prayer ami then
made a short exhortutory address. The
meeting was closed with a benediction.
IN ACADEMY OF MUSIC.
There was a good attendance again
Inst night at the closing Session In the
Academy. Rev. Joseph K. Dixon, D.
D., of the Penn Avenue Baptist church,
presided, and the West Side choir led
in the congregational singing. Rev. O.
L. Malce. of the United Evangelical
church, Cupouse avenue, conducted the
opening devotional service.
William Turner, cr-Mrman of the
nominating commute, read the recom
mendations agreed upon and they were
adopted by an unnnimous raising of
The committee of '!MJ was brought to
the stuge and euch in turn introduced
to the audience. Each, was greeted
with generous applause and a veritable
ovation was tendered ChurleS E. l)un-
lels, the chairman of the committee.
Mr. Diinlels acknowledged the recep
tion with a few graceful remarks, con
cluding vWlth the statement that no
convention could boast of its finances
being In better shape than are those of
the convention of '06.
The new olllcers were next Intro
duced. Rev. Dr. Phllputt, the new
president, was the only one to make re-
tiarks. He commended himself and the
work Into the hands of God and trust
ed that with the praye,-' and active co.
operation of the Endeavorers of Penn
sylvania, the results of the year would
be most gratifying.
Rev. J. H. Wood ring, of Allentown,
spoke on the subject, "Winning Souls."
It was a masterly nddressind won for
him warm cotnmendutlon from Dr.
Dixon, the presiding otllcer. and the
audience, which frequently Interrupted
him with appluuse, and as he concluded
gave vent, to such enthusiasm that it
brought forth the remark from Dr.
Dlxon'that the convention was waking
up. Rov. Mr. Woodring spoke as fol
lows: 'Said Rev. Dr. Francis E. Clnrk at.
Allentown, February, ISHti: 'This new
movement Endeavor movement is the
old '. evangelistic movement, the old
soul-saving movement.' I am glad
thnt Dr. Clark, the father of the En
deavor movement. Is keeping the soul
saving Idea to the front and for this
reuson, It emphasizes the need of deep
er, fuller, stronger spiritual life. A
brother wrote me the other week:
'Nothing this side of Heaven Is like
helping to savo a human soul.' I fully
concur In this. I can truly say that for
years, and more and more so as the
years come and go, there is to me noth
ing like the exuberant joy that comes
to my heurt when successful in win
ning a soul for the kingdom. What
wonder that this should be su!
"Let Him know thnt he who con
verteth the sinner from the error of his
way shall save a soul from death and
shall hide a multitude of sins.
"Think a moment of the Scriptural
description of the dignity of a soul.
'Let us make man in our Image.'
'Thou hast made him a little lower
than the angels, and hast crowned him
with glory nnd honor and didst set him
above the works of Thy hands." If
any of us could claim to be lineal de
scendants of the Queen of England or
Emperor of Germany, what lofty de
meanor would distinguish us! Every
body would take off his hat and say,
'Good morning.' Vve are vastly higher
In rank. We ore creatures made In
God's likeness, a little lower than the
angels. If you win a soul you' have
the double honor of being a prince and
elevating a prince: of blessing yourself
and another on whom Is the seal and
stump of a Divine royalty.
THEY MUST BE WON.
"Now, souls can be, must be, won.
'He thnt wlnneth souls Is wise." Chris
tian Endeavor Is Christian effort. It
is an attempt to do something for
Christ and for others. The true En
deavorer Is the young man or young
woman who is making an honest efTort
to discharge his or her duty to Christ
and to humanity. Young people, wake
up! Your work is not the maintenance
of an organization; It Is the salvation
of souls. It is not the gathering of
members Intp the Christian Endeavor
society; It Is the crowding of the gates
of Heaven with redeemed souls.
"There are certain forces which we
may call "winning forces" which are
indispensible In soul-wlnnlng Endcavrr.
These forces are of two classes: Those
on God's side those on the human
Bide. Those on God's side are. Grace,
the Scriptures, The Holy Spirit. We
cannot win souls without these. The one
who would win souls for Christ and the
Kingdom must himself be a thoroughly
converted person, must have the garce
of God in his own heart. He must have
to know how to use the word of God.
This is the sword of the Bplrit. It Is the
Instrument God uses to convict of sin,
to reveal Christ and to regenerate men.
"The Bible Is the instrument upon
which we must rely and which we must
use In bringing men to Christ. And
then.of cardinal Importance is the "bap
tism of the Holy Ghost." :'Ye shall re
ceive power after that the Holy Ghost
Is come upon you," said Jesus to his
disciples after having given them the
great commission to go out and be His
"The Bunreme condition of soul win
ning power Is the same today. "After
tpat the Holy Ghost is come upon
you." This Is an absolute necessity.
This trinity of forces on the God-ward
Bide. Grace, the Hook, the Holy Spirit
is omnipotent ana is always operative
when the conditions are met. . "Twas
these that Peter had on Penticost.
Paul always relied on them; hence his
mighty work.. Luther, Knox, Wesley,
Whitfield, Albright, Seibert. did the
GAS STOVE USELESS. .
"A man from the country went to
the city and saw there on exhibition In
a store a gas stove and was so im
pressed with It that he Invested in one,
although there was no gas in -.the
small town In' which he lived. He did
not know why-the thing-would -not.
work until he had made a second trip
to the city with hi complaint A gas
stove without gas la a useless an en
cumbrance. And so any kind of ma
chinery, even' church' or Endeavor
machinery, without Impelling force
without motive power Is utterly Inef
fective. "Liut there ore forces on the human
side In winning souls. "A wire hung on
pules has no power in it, cannot give
light, cannot move street cars: but
when the -wire Is properly attached to
the battery, the force of the electric
current flows through it, and trolly
cars are driven by it. or light fills our
homes. The wire itself is nothing, and
yet the wire is necessary." Living
men and women must serve as the flow
to win, quicken, save, elevate souls.
"The great principle of Christian En
deavor, leaning on God, and the next
which follows logically Is promise of
obedience, and the next Is obedience in
every possible line of Christian activity
all of which centers in winning souls.
"Among the "winning forces" on the
human side, the man-ward side, I would
simply mention these: prayer, faith,
consecration, courage, tact, persever
ance, love. All important and neces
sary. "If there Is anything the average En
deavorer In this hurrying age needs to
have impressed upon him, it bJ the ne
cessity of more prayer. By praying
more we will not work any less and will
accomplish vastly more.
"What will not faith, consecration,
perseverance, accomplish? Faith, con
secration bring perseverance, courage,
enthuisasm. And they are always 'ac
complishing the impossible.' Difficul
ties have been yielding to these ever
since the world began.
VERY COSTLY BUG.
"Secretary Morton, who is a better
statesmen than entomologist, was
showing a reporter through the Ento
mological bureau, the other day, and
this is part of what the reporter says
he said: 'I've got a bug In there that
cost the government $i'u,onO; he don't
look It, but he did. It's u. fact. One
dny an outfit of scientists started in
pursuit of this bug. They ranged all
over the hemisphere and stuck to his
trail like bloodhounds: they ransacked
North America all the way from the
Isthmus to Alaska. After the most re
murkalde adventures by Hood and field,
they treed their bug and took him
prisoner. He was then brought cap
tive to 'Washington, and he's right
there now in that brick house, the
ARTHUR R. FOOTR,
of Scranton, one of the Chairmen of the
Hall Committee. .
highest priced bug on earth. A round
up of the total expense of thnt one bug
hunt en me to over $20,000. Hut we got
the bug.' .
'How this should send the blush of
shame to our cheeks when we become
su easily disheartened nnd discouraged
in the grainiest, niddest, most glorious
work under the sun winning souls! It
is true us John Elliott wrote on the
title page of the grammar of the In
dian language which difficult language
he had spent twelve years in learning
and reducing to writing: "Prayer and
pains, through faith in Christ, will do
TACT A GREAT FORCE.
"Then tact Is a great winning force
on the humun side in this endeavor. We
must adapt our methods to the condi
tions and needs of tho people. We
must not be ufrald to get out of the
old ruts, away from the humdrum rou
tine. We, as Christians, have a defi
nite, aggressive mission to find tho
lost. After ull. Is It not better to be n
drummer in the Salvation Army and
bang an old drum through this world
for the salvation of men then stand in
the mightiest cnthedrul on this earlh
nnd preach most eloquently to a hand
ful of good men nnd women who ure
securely established in the faith.
'Our mission as Christian Endeavor
ers, our business Is to be Chrlsts's wit
nesses to tell the story of His love and
thus win souls for Him. You say: 'I
have tried, have spoken sometimes and
It did not seem to make an impression.'
How did you speak? God tells us to
pray, beseech, entreat. We may speak
in such a way as to drive sinners uway
from Christ, lint we may also speak so
as to draw them to the Snvlour. Go
In the Master's name, und speak us He
would speak, words of kindness of
love; hearts are sura to break then.
Some years ago, some twenty or thirty
women met for pruyer In connection
with the work of trying to rescue some
of the poor fallen ones. There was a
girl sitting there, with her face almost
us bright as an angel; she had only
been converted a little while, and she
said she would like to tell about it. She
lived In one of the worst streets In New
York. She was taken ill. No one came
near her; she had been left alone for
two or three, days, when one day a
knock came to the door, nnd a young
ludy came In. 'I have hurd about you,'
she said to her sick sister, 'and I have
come to see if I ran help you.' She
swept the room, started a fire in the
stove, smoothed the invalid's pillow,
and said she would come again. When
she wont away she repeated a text of
Scripture, but it did not make any Im
pression on the sick one. She came
again, did up the little room and went
away, repeating a text, still It made no
Impression. She came for several days
and one day she came, swept the floor,
cooked some dinner, and mude every
thing look nice. 'Then,' continued the
narrator, 'she came and looked at me,
nnd put her hand on my brow, and
stooping down, she kissed me. As she
kissed ine I saw a tear trickling down
her face. It was that kiss that tear
that did It.' I tell you friends that is
what we want to speak as If we meant
and believed what this blessed Book
NO SPECIAL TALENT NEEDED.
"You, my friend, can become a soul
winner. No special talents are needed.
But a special consecration of your tal
ents must be made. Only tho gifts that
are on the altar can God use. Do you
desire to be a soul winner? Will you
pay the price? Absolute renunciation
of evil. Entire consecration to the
work, complete trust in God through
Christ, nnd full dependence on the Holy
Spirit for power are the terms; will
you meet them?
"It costs something. But you may
have heard the story of Mnhmond, the
Idol-breaker, the great Mohammaden
conqueror of India.. How he is said to
have come to the huge Idol, fifteen feet
high, at Somnat, and when he was
about to destroy It, the priests threw
themselves before him, and offered
on enormous ransom If lie would spare
their Idol., After a moment's pause,
Mbhmond declared that he would rath
er be' known as tho breaker than the
seller of idol,., and struck the Image
with his macei His example was fol
lowed: the Image was brinten by the,
blows, when- from its hollow Interior
were poured forth euch a quantity, of
diamonds and precious stones as more
than repaid him for the ransom he re
fused.' .' ' ; .
So it Is that, whatever pleasures and
delights the Idols of our hearts may
offer if we spare: them, whatever of
peritubal ease "and comfort they hold
nut we shall find that In their destruc
tion. In letting God "rule supreme and
alone" in our hearts, and giving our
selves earnestly, faithfully, diligently to
winning souls, there come to us tor
greater riches of Joy and blessing.'
They that be wise shall chime as the
brightness of the firmament, and they
that turn many to righteousness, as the
stars forever and ever."
Among tho shining ones In glory, the
redeemed forever happy, the happiest
will be those earnest faithful laborers
for Christ who caught every oppoitun
ity to do good, and, by co-operating
with the divine Spirit, won precious
souls to the Master.
SALOONS MUST GO.
After Mr. Woodrlng's addross came
Hon. John G. Wooley's most entertain
ing effort. Dr. Dixon, in lntroduciug
him, said: "I want to say to Mr.
Wocdey before he begins that I enme to
this city recently and took charge of a
church located on a block that has
eight saloons. That church or those
saloons must go. It wont be the
"I don't know," said Mr. Wooley, "but
what that Is a pretty good place for a
church. At least, I would favor It as
a location for the churches, of some
ministers. Thev might, then, wnke up
ho a realization of the terrible evil of
the liquor traffic."
Mr. Wooley was given rapturous ap
pluuse and a Chautauqua salute and us
he conducted his address and started
for the Frothlngham the applause fol
lowed him to the door.
The solemn and impressive Christian
Endeavor consecration service brought
the meeting to a close. It was led by
Rev. It. W. Miller, of Reading. After
the. Endeavor benediction Mizpuh
had been given the audience filed out
singing "God Be With You Till We
RALLY OF THE JUNIORS.
Certainly one of the most sightly and
probably one- of the most important
feutures of the day -was the rally of
the Juniors. There, were about 1,500 of
them. They gathered in the Penn Ave
nue Baptist church early In the after
noon, and, headed by Mounted Police
man Richard Burke and Bauer's band,
marched down Penn avenue,. up Spruce
street and to Jefferson avenue, where
they countermurched before ' entering
the church. . .
. Following . the .. band were J. W.
Browning. C. H. Chandler and Rev. W.
Hi Stubble.bine, respectively chairmen
o the local finance, music nnd press
committees, and then came a proces
sion of young people which reached
from Linden street nlung Jefferson ave
nue and. down Spruce Btreet to Wyo
ming avenue. As they marched , they
sang that familiar Endeavor song
which does not seem to . grow. old.
"There is Sunshine in My Soul. Today,"
and "Onward, Christian Soldiers," nnd
"We're a Little Junior Band." Es
pecially In the vicinity of the church
was there a large crowd waiting to see
the marchers pass by and to hear them
The lower floor of . tho church had
been cleared by the ushers and the
Juniors marched into - the edifice
through the two doors on the Linden
street side, while the band in the street
MRS. HANOI PRESIDENT.
Mrs. J. F. Hangl, the' city superin
tendent of Junior work, whose recent
efforts have been followed by a remark
able gain in the strength and organ
ization .features of the younger Kn
deavorers, presided over the rally.
There was an opening song servire, a
recitation of the ninety-first psalm tind
prayer by Rev. George B. Guild, of tne
Providence Presbyterian church, of this
The address of welcome was by Miss
Mary Graves, of the Grace Reformed
Episcopal church, of this city. The re
sponses were by State Senior Secretary
McDonald and Attorney W. M.'i Bern
ham, of Pittsburg, ex-president. of that
city's union.- According to the pro
gramme, Miss Jumeison, -the - state
Junior superintendent was to make
the responsive address, but could not
be present. A message from her was
read by Mr. McDonald.
During the roll-call the societies re
sponded by ui selection of scripture and
brief reports of presidents and secre
taties, the whole showing a condition
thut was highly satisfactory. There
were three one-minute reports by the
There were brief addresses by Dr.
McCrory, the state president, nnd Rev.
Dr. orrall, who is temporarily occu
pylhg the pulpit of the Green Ridge
Presbyterian church. The latter part
of the programme was interspersed
with chorus singing. .
There was a reception in the church
parlors at tho close.
Yesterday's exercises of the third and
last day of the Christian Endeavor
convention were opened by a series of
sunrise prayer meeetings. These meet
ings were begun nt 6.30 o'clock nnd
were held in the Penn Avenue Baptist,
Second Presbyterian, Plymouth Con
gregational, Providence Presbyterian,
Green Ridge Presbyterian, Dunmore
Presbyterian, Hickory Street Presby
terian nnd Elm Park churches.
The meetings were all well attended,
many besides delegates being present.
Following the afternoon services In
the Frothlngham theater and Elm Park
church there were denominational ral
lies in eight churches, the Frothlngham
and the Academy of Music as follows:
Presbyterians, United, Reformed and
Cumberland Presbyterians, at the
Frothlngham; Rev. J. A. Little, D. D.,
Hokendauqua, In charge.
Methodist Episcopal,' Primitive
Methodist and Protestant Methodists,
Elm Park lecture room; W. L. Turner,
United Evangelical, First Presbyter
Ian church: Rev. H. F, Schlegel, Mey
Baptists and Free Will Baptists, Penn
Avenue Baptist church; Miss Frances
M. Schuyler. Wllllamsport, presiding.
Reformed Calvary, Reformed church.
Rev. J. W. Menninger, Lancaster, pre
Colored delegates. Howard Place Af
rican Methodist Episcopal church, Jus
tus Crump, Scranton, presiding.
Lutherans, Second Presbyterian
church; Rev. W. N. Hinman, Colum
Episcopnl and Reformed Episcopal.
Grace Reformed church, Rev. Sydney
N. Usher, West Chester, presiding.
Congregatlonalists, ih the Academy
of Music; Rev. Thomas Bell, of Scran
Denominations not mentioned In the
above. Young Men's Christian Associa
tion; Rev. W. G. Watkins, Scranton,
EXCURSION TO FARVIEW TODAY.
If fair weather prevails It Is probable
that a large number will take advant
age of the low-rate excursioh to sight
ly Farvlcw today. Tickets will be Fold
at 75 cents each for adults and 40 cents
for children And are goon on nil out
going Delaware and Hudson trains- up
The return trains will reach Scranton
at 2.27, 3.25, 4.37 and 5.45 p. m., the lat
ter connecting with the Black Diamond
express on the Lehigh Valley railroad
Railroad tickets are good to return
on any trains up to and including Mon
day.. Miss ' Delia P. Evans, of the West
Side, Is the only woman among the
Persons who foreet the name of Dr.
Stewart, of Harrlsburg, refer to hlnr us
the "handBome" preacher. 1 .
" There , were.' Informal gatherings ' at
the Hotel Jermyn and Hotel Terrace
after last night's session.
Nearly all the state officers are quoted
as saying that the arrangements made
for this convention were the most com
plete In the history of state Endeavor.
Noonday open-air evangelistic meet
ings were held yesterday, as on Wed
nesday, at many shops and factories
and In several suburban districts in the
Miss Runk, the leading spirit of the
Allentown delegation, became ill on
Tuesday and was confined to her room
in the Hotel Jermyn until yesterday
What Mrs. J. F. Hangi has done as
city Junior superintendent was very
forcibly illustrated in thenumbers and
doings at the Junior rally in Elm Park
Church In the afternoon.
Rev. Charles Roads. D. D., of Phila
delphia, Is one of the most widely
known and popular Endeavorers In the
state. Evangelistic work Is his forte.
He Is of the most unobtrusive and calm
natures imaginable, but has a fund of
quiet humor and Jovlalty which Bpreads
itself In any congenial gathering. He
and Rev. C. A. Oliver, of York, are
dubbed "The Evangelistic Chums."
Dr. Crafts, during his address in Elm
Park church and the Frothlngham in
the afternoon, exhibited a small car
penter's saw which years ago he
brought from Nazareth, in the Holy
Land, the birthplace of Christ. With
this saw on the stage of the Academy
of Music, several years ago, he dubbed
Hon. T. V. Powderly Knight of Labor.
The occasion was a public meeting In
the Interest of Sabbath Observance,
over which Hon. Ezra H. Ripple, then
mayor, presided. Mr. Powderly sat on
the platform nnd was one of the speak
ers. At the conclusion of Mr. Powder
ly's address Dr. Crafts approached him
nnd striking him on the shoulder with
the saw, said: "T. V. Powderly, I dub
thee Knight of Labor." Mr. Powderly
was at that time grand master work
man of the Knights of Labor.
A Scheme for Proving Identity in
. Various Countries.
From the Globe-Democrat.
Passports are intended primarily for
the purpose of Identification. The same
Idea is the object of a scheme which
has been adopted lutely by a number
of the nations of the world. The ques
tion whether it shall be taken up by the
United States is to be discussed at tho
convention to be held in Washington
The Idea referred to Is nothing more
or less than an identification book
which enables the holder to establish
his identity wherever in the world he
may be. This is often a. matter of the
utmost Importance. . Travellers ignor
ant of the language ot the country
through which they ure Journeying are
apt to have trouble in securing mail
addressed to them. In cashing money
orders, and In various other ways. They
may even find themselves stranded for
lack of the very funds which are await
ing them at the post office, simply be
cause they are not personally known.
It Is mainly through agitation of the
subject by tourists that the Identifica
tion book has become an accomplished
The book of identification is a small,
green paper-covered book of convenient
size for the pocket. It costs only ten
cents and muy be bought nt any post
office. On the Inside of the cover is
placed a photograph of the holder, tied
In place und fastened by a sealed rib
bon. To this is attached the slgnutun
of the person, tin the opposite page is
a declaration signed by the post office
official saying that photograph and Big
nature are genuine. Of course the of
ficial witnesses the making of the sig
nature and Is ensily able to determine
whether the portrait Is a likeness of
the applicant or not. On the next pnge
is a full description of the holder of the
book, giving details as to height, eyes,
nose, forehead, chin, mouth, coloring,
hair, and "particular marks." Thus,
If a man has a wart on his nose it is
Now follows a declaration to the ef
fect that "on presentation of this book
and the signing of a receipt any post
olilce is required to deliver to the hold
er all mull matter addressed to him."
It Is necessary, however, that the Big
nature on the receipt shall correspond
to the signuture on the book and that
the lineaments of the person shall
agree with the photograph and of the
description given in the book. Two
thirds of the book of Identification is
made up of a series of receipts ar
ranged like bunk checks, which may
be torn out nnd given in exchange for
mall matter or money transmitted by
It is easy to see that the plan Is cal
culated to save an Immense amount of
trouble. The postolfice which receives
the last receipt of a book of identity
retains the stub of the receipt book,
and It the holder of the book demands
it must Issue to him a new bonk with
out requiring further proofs of Identity.
The sheets of the book, duly numbered,
are attached to the cover by a ribbon
in the national colors of the country
that sells the book, and the two ends
of the ribbon are fastened by an offic
Already the scheme has been ndopfed
by France, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey,
the Argentine Republic, Brazil. Bul
garia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt,
Greece, Liberia, Mexico, Paraguay,
Portugal. Roumania, Tunis, Venezuela,
and Chill. It remains to be seen
whether It will be accepted by the
TJIack-browed Pete, the hero of a hun
dred stage robberies and thirty-seven
train wrecking, sat lost In thought. His
dark brow was knitted und he held his
chin in his hand, us he had seen other
villains do. He was thinkink; thinking
thoughts of extra, large calibre und big
His wlfp, standing In the dusk and sha
dow of tho curtain, her white lingers
woven together, watched his face furtive
ly, and her woman's heart told her things
were going to happen.
At lust he spoke.
"Unless," he said slowly, though lie did
not forget to place the proper inflection
on his last three words, "I get a Job, we
are doomed. We will return to Chicago,
where, in its wilderness, I may once more
lend mo wild, wild life."
The woman shuddered.
"Why, oh why, Pete?" she implored,
and the howling of the wind outside sup
plied the shiver music. "Cannot we stay
hero? Do not drag me back to the lire I
huii hoped we had left behind us for-e-e-ever!"
"Cease, woman!" commanded her hus
band weaiily; "I do nothing willingly, but
Fate Is against me. 1 have roobed one
hundred and six stages, wrecked thirty
odd tiuitis, saved twenty-three people
from drowning nnd perishing In the flames
and Jumped from the ten highest bridges
in the world, and yet I have been In New
York ten whole days, and not a manager
has offered to star me! "fls a cruel
And In the silence that followed the gen
tle throb of his faithful Waterbtiry might
have been heard operating- against his
stalwart fifth rlb.-K. J. A., In Truth.
SUE MARRIES HIM ACT Kit ALL.
From the Union and Advertiser.
You love me? Ah, I know.
As pirn love, no better, dear.
Worship? Yes, a month or bo.
TendersneM? Perhaps a year.
After that, the quiet s-nse
Of possession; careless cure,
And the calm Indllference
That-all married lovers wear.
Blame you, dearest! Not at nil.
As fate, made you. so you stand.
As fate made you, so you fall
Fur below love's high demand. '
Yet stranges Is love's deep law!
1 can look you through and through,
Tracing plainly nuture's fluw
in the heart she gave to you.
Knowing all my heart must stake,
All the dunger, all the fear.
And yet glad, even so, to moke
This I any, losing bargain, dear! -
WILL BE SCARCE
The Next President Will Have Few ot
Them to Give Away.
AN EMPTY POLITICAL PIE PLATE
The Civil Service Blanket Covers
Nearly All of the Positions in the
Government ServiceSome Fat
Jobs Still Itcmniu, However, Al
though Most of Them Are in the
The next president of the United
States will be In one way the poorest
man that ever occupied the White
House. He will have hardly any gifts
to distribute, in the shape of offices,
among his friends and supporters. The
civil service law has spread its blanket
over nearly all the positions In the gov
ernment service, and under it the pres
ent Place-holders rest In security. They
cannot be removed to make room for
new appointees. The misfortune If
such it shall be called was made-complete
a year ago by Mr. Cleveland's or
der extending the law In question to the
government minting office ana to con
suls drawing salaries between $1,000 and
fi.WO per annum. In short, to put tne
case crudely, but truthfully the politi
cal Ple-ulute is empty.
. What a change in twenty years! Only
so short a time ago an incoming presi
dent had at his disposal 80,000 offices,
without counting postmastershlps
enough to satisfy a great army of politi
cal adherents. Now he has only about
2,000, outside of the postotllce depart
mentscarcely a sufficient number to
whet the appetite of the greedy place
hunter. Twelve thousand clerks are
employed In the executive departments
at Washington. All of them draw tut
salaries and chuckle over the fact that
their situations are secure, no matter
who wins the election.
Hitherto chiefs of divisions In the de
partment have been changed with each
new administration. These Jobs are ex
ceptionally well-paid and easy.. Many
of them are almost sinecures. There
are hundreds of them, and they have
been bestowed customarily upon spe
cially favored political and personal ac
quaintances of the president and mem
bers of the cabinet Mr. Cleveland's re
cent order made them situations for life,
practically. The same order gave an
.equal protection to all messengers and
laborers In tho departments. The for
mer gets from $60 to $70 a month, and
the latter $40 to $50. Uncle Sam gives
nearly twice as much for clerical . and
manual work as is paid by business
firms. Where else than In government
employ do women get $1,000 to $1,800 a
year for typewriting and other tasks
requiting no greater skill, with a month's
vacation and another month allowed for
The next president will have no nlace
to give In the departments except a few
assistant secretaryships, audi tors h rw.
and such Important posts, filled by and
with the consent of the senate. The
most Important feature of Mr. Cleve
land's recent order was the paragraph
which extended the civil service law to
the government printing office. This
establishment, which is the largest
printing office in the world, has 3.000
employes. No places there are left open
save those of the public printer and a
rew conndentlal men. The same execu
tive proclamation Included the 150 em
ployes of the Inter-state commerce com
mission. The bureau of engraving and
printing, with Its 1.500 employes, nearly
half of thPm women, has been covered
by the civil service law for many years.
The same remark applies to the Indian
service, except for the agents, who are
appointed by the president and confirm
ed by the Benate.
Some very profitable Jobs will remain
In the president's gift, though they are
not many. The-best of these are In the
consular service. Most desirable of all
from the financial point of view is the
consulship nt Liverpool, which, thanks
to remunerative fees, is, worth about
$:t0,000 a year. Next conies the place
of consul general nt London, which
yields $25,000. The post of consul gen
eral at Paris 1s nearly as good, having
an Income of ubout $20,000 attached to
it. Then there are a few very Juicy
consulates, at Bradford and Manchest
er, In England; at Lyons and Bordeaux
In France, and at Hamburg and Chem
nitz, In Germany. There Is quite a list
of diplomatic posts abroad, to be filled
by ambassadors and ministers, at $17,
500 per annum, but It can hardly be
said that they are desirable for the
suke of the salaries. The persons who
hold them are obliged to maintain such
a style of living that It is hard for
them to get along at all unless they
have private fortunes. More in this
way is required of an ambassador than
of a minister; yet congress did not see
fit to raise the pay when ministers at
certain posts were lifted to the rank
of ambassadors of the United States.
There is no longer such big money In
consulships as was formerly the case.
All the fees obtained by United States
consuls used to go Into their own pock
ets; now the bulk of them must be
handed over to the treasury. That is
why the consular service costs this
government less than nothing, being
actually a source of revenue. The of
ficial fees of tho consul general at Lon
don run beyond $60,000 per annum. Con
suls have a first-rate opportunity for
speculation, but the wrongful with
holding of fees by such an official Is
punishable as a felony. Even nowa
days consulships are among the most
eagerly sought of government places.
Incidentally, It is worth mentioning
that a consul ranks with a captain in
the navy or a colonel In the army. When
he visits tho flagship of an American
squadron In. a foreign port, he is enti
tled to salute of seven guns.
The president Is still at liberty to ap
point collectors of ports. These places
used to be exceedingly profitable, those
who held them getting such a rake-off
in the shape of fees that four years of
Incumbency was equivalent to a for
tune. But now the fees are so cut
down that the profit Is no great matter.
United States marshals formerly were
able to gather in the dollars at a sur
prising rate. It was no extraordinary
thing for such an official to earn $20,000
a year. Fees for arresting people, for
transportation .of witnesses, for mile
age, etc., ran up to high figures. But
the new law has reduced the fees great
ly. Of course, all post office clerks, rail
way mall clerks and carriers are under
the civil service law, and their places
can be filled only by competitive exam
ination: Leaving aside the postmast
ers, nearly nil of tht? vast army of Fed
eral office-holders outside of Washing
ton is under the blanket of the so-called
Now, It would be entirely within the
power of the now President to upset
the whole of this business by with
drawing the operation of the civil ser
vice. He could even annul it to all in
tents nnd purposes for a time. Then
he might discharge as many of the
government employes as he chose, re
placing them with other clerks and offi
cials of his own selection. The law In
question docs not control the Chief Ex
ecutive, but merely permits him to ex
tend tho system over such parts of the
civil sendee as he sees fit. But It may
safely be said that no President would
dare, without obtaining the approval
of Congress, to abrogate the civil tw
vice law. He would not even venture to
withdraw Its application, to any great
extent for to do so would excite wide
spread popular indignation and the
emphatic disapproval of tine national
The civil service law Is widely mis
understood. It does' not torW J any hemd
at a department to dismiss an many
of the ' employes as ha likes. But ha
cannot appoint to the- vacancies any
persona other than those who are of
fered) by the Civil Sen-vice Commission.
After having passed saUsTactory exam
inations. Thus the incentive to dis
charge subordinates fur political reas
ons is removed. The reform has had' a,
marked e tract on politics. Naturally,
there is not. sq much enthusiasm now
adays among political workers of the
office-seeking class. At the same time,
the army of office-seekers at the open
ing of a new administration 1 almost
as numerous as ever. The number of
available places being- limited there
are one hundred applicants for one po
sition where erstwhile there were only
half a. doen perhaps.
There are many hardships incidental
to the Presidency, and of these not the
least Is the office-seeking nuisance.
At the beginning of the present ad
ministration Mr. Cleveland made a la
mentable outory about that annoyance
declaring tltat he eagerness of a cer
tain class of American citisens to se
cure situations la the government's
employ was shameful and indecent.
Apiiarently, he forgot that he himself
had been so recently .n office-seeker
and a successful one. After the White
House had been Subjected to a siege
for several months he put a stop to
the whole business by referring all
place-hunters of whatever description
to the heads of the executive depart
ments. During the first three months
of Mr. Cleveland's present term 6,000
letters a day were received at the White
House. They did not bother him to
any extent, because the bulk of them
were handled by his clerke, and he saw
only those which he wanted to see.
The President, though he never sees
them, gets an immense number of let
ters from lunoltlcs ot all persuasions.
There are thousands of them on the
so-calledl "crank fUe" at the White
House. Some of them contain threats.
More than half of them are from peo
ple who have gone crazy over religion,,
and these are usually quite incoherent.
Some of the religious cranks keep up
a regular correspondence with the White
House yeiar after year. If the lunatics
were satisfied with communication
through the malls there would be no
harm, but they are apt to start right
away for Washington whenever they
get out of the asylum. Some of them
object to the President's occupancy of
the White House, because they say they
own it; others are proprietors ot the
whole United' States and want the
Chief Magistrate to take the territory
In trust for them; yet others have pa
tents to exhibit, and occasionally one
turns up with a gold mine to sell.
Women are the most persistent office
seekers. They have two methods fas
clna'tion and tears. The former is em
ployed only by young and pretty ones;
the latter Is the more usual resort.
Not Infrequently they wear mourning,
In order to elicit sympathy. They are
willing to da anything even scrub, if
required. Once having succeeded In get
ting employment, not thirty days
elapse till they ask for more pay and
extra leave. Well they know men's
weakness in their regard. Old Jerry
KuKk once said: "People usually con
sider me a hard-headed, practical bus
iness man, but I am a d d fool where
petticoats are concerned. Men address
to me the most piteous appeals of em
ployment, and I coldly refuse; but a
11 Lt se- woman In a b,ack dress will
come Into my office, flop over on my
desk, and the first thing I know I am
hustling around to find a position for
her with a comfortable salary."
Presidents, like llinces, are frequent
ly accused of ingratitude to their
frtends. Certainly ono exception to this
rule, If such It be, was Mr. Pierce.
After his election an application was
made him by William F. Colcock for the
place of Collector of the Port of Char
leston. All tiie congressmen, from South
Carolina were opposed to him. Never
theless it was asserted by Mr. Venable,
of North Carolina, that Colcock would
get the position simply because Pierce
never went back on a friend. Pierce
and Colcock had been In Congress to
gether, and, according to a story told
by Venable, they were going home at
night on, one occasion In company,
when they were obliged to crors a
stream known as (.loose creek. Plerco
got over all right, but Colcock fell In
the mud and slioutsd to his companion
to extricate him from the bng. "I can't
possibly give you any assistance," re
plied Pierce, "but If it will do yuu any
good. I will go back and Kit down- in
the mud with you." True to Vendible's
prediction Colcock was appointed to
The plan of appointing employes un
der the government by competitive ex
amination Is sometimes referred to
sneetingly ns the "Chinese system."
It Is true that the Chinese have pur
sued this method since time Immemor
ial. The executive departments at Pekln
open at noon and close at 6 p. in. Cooks
are regularly hired at he Emperor's
cost to supply them with meals. The
clerks ara not on duty every day, but
are divided into squads which report
for service alternately. Salaries run
from $::oo up, and nn paid quarterly,
partly in silver and partly in rice.
CLKAHKI HIM CLIENT,
The Able Argument Thnt Saved a
Cracker from Going to Jnil.
There are four bosom companions In
Jacksonville the broker, the dentist,
the undertaker, and the capitalist.
Where you see one of them you will
find the rest taking a drink. The un
dertaker and the capitalist admire the
dentist and the broker because they
can tell such wonderfully clever stories.
The broker and the dentist revere and
lOve the undertaker and the capitalist
because they are such wonderfully
This happy, admiring quartet form
an ideal roundtuble, and around this
roundtable the two listeners often hear
good stories by the dentist and the
broker. The dentist Is an Imaginative
sort of a story-teller, who manufac
tures finales to fit Incidents. The
broker Is a great reader, a realist and
One night the broker told of a law
suit In Alabama. A cracker from the
mountains was on trial for shooting
and wounding a "nigger." He was ar
rested, and, having no money, the Judge
appointed the broker to defend him.
The broker waB not a lawyer in the
legal sense of the word, but the Judge,
who was an old college mate of his,
said he was an Idiot because he wasn't
one; in other words, that he was a
lawyer by instinct. The broker cross
questioned the witness briefly, sending
in now and then a sarcastic and dis
comfiting trajectory. When he came to
make a speech, he said:
"Oentlemen of the Jury, I have taken
great pains to show you that my client
was a respectable citizen. Ten wit
nesses have asserted on oath, mind
you that he stands high 1n his com
munity." The defendant was six feet three
Inches tall, and the Jury smiled.
"He stood high In his community, and
that is sufficient.- Now for the law. We
find In the thirtieth verse of the six
teenth chapter of Chitty on Pleadings
Chltty, gentlemen, was one of the
bravest generals In the Confederate
army this well-established principle
Here the broker snaps his eyes to
gether and adjusts his glasses, holds
the book far off, elevates his chin, and
" 'No respectable white man can be
guilty of crime.'
"That, gentlemen, is enough. I leave
the ense In your hands."
Each Juror changed Ms quid, looked
at his neighbor, nodded, and without
leaving their seats rendered a loud and
emphatic verdict of "Not guilty," and
then Joined In three cheers for the de
fendant and his lawyer.
The undertaker found fault with the
story because nobody In lt had been
The dentist remarked that If any
body deserved killing it was the broker.