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Sgar On reliable Furniture. About one' ||S|
fourth as many pieces to show you
as we had three weeks ago. Here is
Sp| a list of the odds and ends we have
One $15.00 Vernis Martin Parlor Chair for SIO.OO jill
Above has a pretty decorated priDtl in tbe back.
JSI the seat is upholstered in green Satin Damask.
|||| One 514.00 Solid Mahogany Parlor Table for 57.50 jgj
The leg* are joined together with a nea*. scroll JSS
work in piace ot i lover sbelf.
One $3.50 Rocking Chair. Antique Oak, for $2.00
Has Handle Seat and Polish Finish. jaj
jaa Cane seat, antique finish
One sl7 Mahogany Fnish Toilet Table for $7.50
Has a beveled French Plate Mirror, one long drawer pcS
and a lower shelf.
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Our stock is still too large for invoicing
and must be further reduced.
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Table Linens. Crashes, Underwear and Hosiery.
ALL WINTER GOODS SACRIFICED.
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BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY OO
'IN HIS STEPS. ; r ■
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;; By Charles >L Sheldon. ; ,
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What ii that to thee? Follow thou me.
When Rollin started down the street
that afternoon that Jasper stood li ickinsi
out of his window, he was not thinking
of Rachel Winslow and did not exjs-ct
to see her anywhere. He had come sud
denly upon her as she turned into the
avenue, and his heart had leaped up at
the sight of her. He walked along by
her now rejoicing, after all, in a little
moment of this earthly love he conld
not drive ont of his life.
"I have just been over to 6ee Vir
ginia said Rachel. "She tells me the
arrangements are nearly completed for
the transfer of the Rectangle property."
"Yes; it has been a tedious case in
the courts Did Virginia show you all
the plans and specifications for build
"We looked over a good many. It is
astonishing to mr where Virginia has
: mai: ; ged to get all her ideas about tliif
"Virginia knows more now about
Arnold To; r:t>e ■ and east end London
and institutional church work in,Amer
ica than a : >■ d many professional slum
I worker Si, h; ls-en sp -nuing nearly
i all sni .inni in g-tting information.'
! Rollin was Isginning to feel rm.re at
| ii- as t »ai!:ed over this coming
j work f< h .anility It was safe coia
: nion ??:•< .
"Wli .t have you ls-en doing all sum
| incr? I liav not se-n much of }< ,'
! Racli I lily u: i; d. and then her
fac war!,; ! with its quick lli>h of
tropical C-. . if >h-* mi 'it have im
plied t( ch int-r -t in ! '■ Uin or t JO
much r • f ! ■ t seeing liini oit« ner
*"1 have i' n lm.:y. replied Rollin
"Tell m«* something about it.' per
listed ii .'-; I Yon say so little Have
I a right to a ;k ?'
She put ' li n ■ ' :iy.
turning to'. . - in to > - -
"Ye--, f-.r' :..y,' 1. •! ..:i a
jratel .1 "I • > certain
Ijb i can I.i ;m u '. 1 h ivo been
I ■ :ig t i f;i (1 . v. to l« .'!i the
rn< :i I . n< ■ via them into
more r> ■' .1 lii* .'
I' vt lenlv, as if ho v,*ero
•i al: >' ' - : t < 1 not
v< nairo to 11 t . :b;ng
"I have ) a a i>. •»:> r< f the Sfinie
company to v.hicli yo-1 \ : d \ ir /inia be
loj; ' coiitintsed I? a I uning
again. "11l .•(: made '■.. p'.ei; ■to do
*•1 believe J \s wo::' ! .!« ;ud it is
iii trying to;.:. r Ii: • te.n that
I have be. u doing my wor-:.'
"That i •,/iiat 1 do not un * :• tand.
Virginia toi l me alxint the other. It
•e. i,n wonderful to think that yon are
trying tok ' pth pie'ige v.,th Put
what can you do \m!i the < inbmeii?"
"You have as': me a oirect ques
-1 tion, and I shall have to answer it
now," replied Rollin, smiling again.
I "Yon see, I:■ iad my ."If after that
j night at tie tent, you r member" he
spoke bnrri iy, and his voice trembled
j » little "what pnrpose I could now
i have in my life to redeem if, to satisfy
' my thonght of < hri fian di - ir,!< —liifi,
i and tie- more I thonght of it the more I
wax driven to a place where I knew I
! must take up this cross. Did you ever
\ think that of all the neglected bein m
! in our ws ial »ystem none are quite so
i completely left alone as the fast young
| men who fill the clnbs and waste tie r
time and money as I used to? The
chnjehes look after the ]<oor, miserable
creatures 1 ik-- tlio-e in the Rectangle,
they make some effort to reach the
: workingmen, they have a large con
| stitnency among the average salary
j earning people, they send money and
1 missionaries to the foreign heathen, hut
i the fashion ible, dissipated yormg men
1 around town, the clubmen, are left out
j of all plans for reaching and f'hri: tian
; izing, and yet no class of people needs
! it more. I said to myself: 'I know these
j men, their good and bad qualities. I
' have been one of them. I am not fitted
to reach the Rectangle people. I do not
| know how. Put I think I could po-sibly
reach some of these young men and
boys who' have money and time to
spend ' Hit that is what I have been
trying to do When I asked, as yon
; did, 'What would Jesus doV that was
jmy answer It has been also my
Rollin'ti voice was so low on the last
| sentence that Rachel had difficulty in
i hearing him above the noise around
i them, but she knew what he had said,
i She wan ted to ask what his mcthisls
| were, but she did not know just how to
, ask him. Her interest in his plans was
: larger than mere curiosity. Rollin Page
was so different now from the fashion
able young man who had asked her to
I his wife that she could not help
| thinking of him and talking with him
as if be were entirely a new acquaint-
I They had turned off the avenue and
I were going up the street to Rachel's
i home It was the same street where
j Rollin had asked Rachel why she could
| not love him. They were both stricken
by a sudden shyness as they went on.
Rachel had not forgotten that da}', and
Rollin could not forget it. She finally
broke a long silence by asking bun what
she had not found words for before.
"In your work for the clubmen, with
your old acquaintances, what sort of
reception do they give you? How do
yon approach them? What do they
Rollin was silent when Rachel s(s>kc
He answered after a moment
"Oh, it depends on the man! A good
many of them think I am a crank. I
have kept my membership up and am
in good standing in that way. I try to
be wise and not provoke any unnece.,
sary criticism, but you would be stir
prised to know how many of the men
have responded to my appeal. I could
hardly make you believe that only a
few nights ago a dozen men became
honestly and earnestly engaged in a
conversation over religious questions
I have had lb" great joy of seeing some 1
of the men give tip bud habits and be
gin a new life 'What would Jesus do?'
I keep i- iking it The answer comes |
slowly, for I am feeling my way along 1
One thing I have found out the men
are not fighting shy of me. I think '
that i a good sign Another thing I
have actually interested wiiiid of theui
in the Rectangle work, and when It is :
started up they will give something to
help make it more powerful, and, in
addition to all the r<- t. I have found a .
way to save Home of the young fellows 1
from going to the had in gambling "
Rollin spol.-e with enthusiasm His I
face /;... t r : f'oi w-d by Ins intcr< t in
the ■ct which had now become a
pinto hi ii il lib Rachel again noted
tie- Iron,' manly, healthful tone of
his speech. With it all the km v.- was a
deep, underlying sri .u-n -- which frit
the burden of the » -s even while car
rving it with joy Th ■ next time she
sp>.ke it was with a sv.-ift feeling of
due to Rolliu and his new life.
••Do yon reuK-mbtr I reproached yon
once for not having any purpose worth
living for?" s.he asked, while her benn
tifnl face seemed to Rollin more beau
tifnl than ev. r when he had won snfli
ci-nt -. If control to 1««>k np. "I w A ant
to tay I feel th • need of saying, in jus
tice to you now, that I honor run for
yonr courage and your obedience to
yonr promise. The lif. you are living
now is a very noble one."
Rollin tr. nib! d. His agitation was
greater than lie c<>nld control. Rachel
could not help seeing it. They walked
along in silence. At last Rolliu said.
"1 thank y<- i It lias l»een more than
I can tell to hear yon say that. " He
look'd into her face for one moment
She read his love t' r her in that look,
but 1. • did not speak.
When they separated, Rachel went
into the house, and. sitting down in
her room, she put her face in her hands
and said to herself "I am beginning
to know what it means to lie loved by
a noble ana I shall love Hollio Page.
Iffa r all v. : BMIMI
toTitiblov.-, have you n" —
Shu- ro and wal.:"d LJ.I - :;nd forth.*
She was d 'y m 1 N . .'iii less it
w • evident to I. i'.-elf that her emotion
was not that of r.-,.Tet or sorrow". Some
how a gl d. n ;v>- joy had e - le to her.
She bad entei> <1 another circle of ex
pwience, and later in the day she re
joiced with a very strong and sincere
gladn- that her Ci ir-tian disc-ipit-ship
found I(H.IU for thi crisis in her feel
ing. It was indeed a part of it, for if
she wer beginning tc> love Rollin it
was the Christian man who hau won
her heart. The other never would havo
moved her to this great change.
And Rollin as he went back treasured
a hop • that had been a stranger to him
since Rachel had said no that day. In
that hope he went on with his work as
th day sped on, and at no time was
li- : succes.-i'nl in reaching and wiv
ing his old acquaintance:-" than in the
time that follow, d that chance iu< < ting
with Rachel Winslow.
Tie.- summer had gone, and Raymond
was mice more facing the rigor of her
winter season. Virginia had been able
to ac< omplish a part of her plan for
"capturing the Rectangle, " as she
called it, but the building of houses in
the field, the transforming of its bleak,
bare a -poet into an attractive park, all
of which was included in her plan, was
a work too large to be completed that
full after she had secured tlm property.
Unt a million dollars in the hands of a
person who really want! to do with it
as Jesus would ought to accomplish
wonders for humanity in a short time,
and lli nry Maxwell, going over to the
scene of the new work one day after a
noon hour with the shopmen, was
amazed to see how innch had been done
Yet he walked home thoughtfully,
and on his way lie could not avoid the
qn<wtioii of the continual problem thrust
into hiH notice by tho saloon. How
mnch had l»•••n done for the Rectangle,
after all? Evi n counting in Virginfa's
and Rachel's work and Mr. Gray's,
where had it actnally counted in any
visible quantity? Of course he f.aid to
himself that the redemptive work begun
and carried on by the lloly Spirit in
his wowlerfnl displays of power in the
First church and in the tent meetings
had had its effect, on the life of Ray
mond, hut as he wlked past saloon aft
er saloon and noticed the crowds going
in and coming out of them, as he saw
the wretched dens, as many as ever ap
parently, as lie caught t he brutality and
squalor and open misery and degrada
tion on conntlf sft faces of men and
women and children, lie sickened at the
sight. He found himself asking how
much cleansing could even a million
dollars j ton red into this cesspool accom
plish ? Was not the living source of
nearly all the human misery they
songht to relieve untouched as long us
these saloons did th<-ir deadly but legiti
mate work? What could even such un
selfish Christian discipleship as Vir
ginia's and Rachel's do to h- sen the
stream of vice so long as the great
spring of vice und crime flowed as deep
and strong as ever? Was it not u prac
tical waste of lieuut.ifnl lives for these
young women to throw themselves into
this earthly hell when for every soul
rescued by their sacrifice the saloon
made two more that needed rescue?
He could not escape the question. It
was the same that Virginia had put to
Rachel in her statement that, in her
opinion, nothing really would ever be
done until the saloon was taken out of
the Rectangle Henry Maxwell went
back to his parish work that afternoon
with added convictions on the license
lint, if the saloon were u factor in
the problem of the life of Raymond, no
less were the I'irst church and its little
company of disciples who had plcdgeil
tliem ' Ives to do as Jesus would do.
Ib-nry Maxwell, standing at the very
center of the movement, was not in a
position to judge of its power as some
one from the outside might have done,
hut Kaymond itself felt the touch of
this new diseipleship and was changed
in very many ways, not knowing all
the reasons for the change.
The winter had gone, and tho year
was ended, the year which Henry Max
well hud fixed us the time during
which the pledge should be kept to do
us Jesus would do. .Sunday, the anni
versary of that one a year ago, was in
many ways the most remarkable day
the First church ever knew. It was
more imjiortaiit than the disciples in
the First church realized. The year had
made hi tory HO fa t, and so serious that
the people were not yet able to grasp
its significance, and the day itself,
which marked the completion of a
; whole year of such discipleship, was
characterized by such revelations and
coufc- ions that the immediate actors
' in the events themselves could not un
j derstand the value of what had been
done or the relation of their trial to tint
rest of the churches and cities in tho
It hupl>encd that the week before
that anniversary Sunday the Rev. < 'al
] vln Uruce. 1) l> of the Nazareth Av
| ejiue church, ('hicago, was in Ray
inond, where he hud come on a visit to
j some old friends and incidentally to sen
his old ( '-miliary clu mat. Ib-nry Max
well. He was present at the I'M I
(lmi'li and was an ' weediiiglv at ten
live and interested spectator Hi a<
count of events in Raymond and e»-p.
daily of that Sunday, may throw more
light on the entire situation than anv j
dtsc i; :i ;i < . • c-.t-d fro:aother soared.
Dr. Brr.ce's statement is therefore here
[Letter from Rev Calvin Bruce, D
D.. i.f '.lie Nazareth Avenue church.
Chicago, t.- R v. Philip S Caxton. D.
D.. New York city]
"Mv DI:AR CAXTON —It is late Sun
day night, 'out I am so intensely awake
| and so overflowing with what I have
| seen and heard that I feel driven to
i write you now some account of the
situation in Raymond as I have been
studying it and as it has apparently
come to a climax today So this is my
only excuse- for writing so extended a
letter at this time.
"Yon remember Henry V LSW.II in
the seminary. 1 think you said the last
time I visited you in New York that
you hail not seen him since we gradn
ated. He was a refined, scholarly fellow,
you r.-member, and when lie was called
to the First church of Raymond within
a y,. r after leaving the seminary I said
to my wife: 'Raymond has made a
go J I choice. Maxwell will satisfy them
as as< rtnonizer.' He has been
years, and I understand that up to a
yi ar ago he had gone on in the regular
course of the ministry, giving good sat
isfaction and drawing a good congrega
te ,n to his morning preaching service
His church was counted the largest,
most wealthy church in Raymond. All
the be t p [i" attended it. and most
of tliem belonged. The quartet choir
WKS fatuous for its music, especially for
it- <«iprano. Miss Winslow. of whom I
shall have more to say, and. on the
whole, as I understand the fact. Max
well was in a comfortable berth, with a
very good salary, pleasant snrronnd
ings. not a very exacting parish of re
fined, rich, respectable people, such a
church and parish as nearly all the
young men in the seminary in our time
looked forward to as very desirable.
"But a year ago today Maxwell came
into his church on Sunday morning and
nt the close of his service made the
astounding proposition that the mem
bers of his church volunteer for a year
not to do anything without first asking
the question. 'What would Jesus do?'
and. after answering it. to do what in
their honest judgment he would do, re
gardless of what the result might be to
"The effect of this proposition as it
has been uiet and obeyed by a number
of the members of the Fir-t church of
Raymond has b -en so remarkable that,
as you know, the attention of the whole
country has been directed to the move
ment I call it a 'movement' because
from the action taken today it seems
probable that what has ltccn tried here
in the First church in Raymond will
reach out into the other churches and
cause a revolution in church methods,
but more especially in a new definition
of Christian discipleship.
"In the first place, Maxwell tells mo
be was astonished at the response made
to his proposition. Some of the most
prominent members in the church made
the promise to do a: Jesus would.
Anions them were Edward Norman,
the editor of The Daily News, which
has made such a sensation in the news
paper world; Milton Wright, one of
the leading merchants in Raymond;
Alexander Powers, whose action in the
matter of the railroads against tin- in
terstate commerce laws made such a
stir about a year ago; Miss Page, one
of Raymond's 1< uding society heiresses,
who has lately dedicated her entire for
tune, as I understand, to the Christian
daily paper anil the work of reform in
the slum district known as the Rec
tangle. and Miss Winslow, whose repu
tation as a singer is now national, but
who, in obedience to what she has de
cided to be Jesus' probable action, has
devoted her talent to volunteer work
among the girls and women who make
np a large part of the city's worst and
most abandoned jiopulation.
"In addition to these w -11 known
people has lieen a gradually increasing
number of Christians from the First
church and lately from other churches
in Raymond. A large proportion of
these volunteers who pledge themselves
to do as Jesus would comes from the
Endeavor societies. The young people
say that they have already embodied in
their society pledge the same principle
in the words, '1 promise him that I will
strive to do whatever he would have
me do.' This is not exactly what is in
cluded in Maxwell's proposition, which
is that the disciples shall try to do what
Jesus would probably do in the disci
ples' place, but the result of an honest
obedience to either pledge, lie claims,
will be practically the same, and ho is
not surprised that the largest numbers
have joined the new discipleship from
the Endeavor society.
" I am sure the first question you will
ask is, 'What has been the result of
this attempt, what has it accomplished,
or how has it changed in any way the
regular course of the church or the com
"You already know something from
roportsof Raymond that have goneover
the country what the results have been,
but one needs to come here and learn
something of the changes in individual
lives, and especially the change in the
church life, to realize nil that is meant
by this following of Jesus' steps so lit
erally. To tell all that would be to
write a long story or series of stories.
I am not in a position to do that, but I
can give you some idea perhapsof what
has hapi>eiicd here from what has lx-en
told me by my friends and Henry Max
"The result of the pledge upon the
First church has 1.-een twofold it has
J brought about a spirit of Christian fel
i lowship which Maxwell tells me never
before existed and which now impresses
him as tieiuK very nearly what the
Christian fellowship of the apostolic
churches must have been, and it has
divided the church into two distinct
groups of members. Those who have
not taken the pledge regard the others
lis foolishly literal in their attempts to
! imitate the example of Jesus.
"Home of them luivo drawn out of
I the church and no longer attend, or
they have removed their membership
entirely to other churches Some are
an internal clement of strife, and I
heard rumors of an attempt on their
part to force Maxwell's resignation I
do not know that this element is very
strong in the church. It has been held
in check by a wonderful continuance of
spiritual power, which dates from the
first Hunday the |>|cdge was taken a
year ago. and al>»> by the fact that no
many of the mo-'t prominent members
have been identifU-d with tli" move
"The effect on Henry Maxwell is
Very marked I heard him preach at
jur state association four years ago. lie
impre <d me at the time ax having
consideraiih) power in dramatic deliv
ery. of which le- hiinseif w;i» oiiiewhat
conscious Hiv, sermon was well writ
ten and al»• iniled in wht Ile . iiiimiry
students um-d to call 'fine passages.'
Tile died "I it WM" what tile average
congregation would la. l plea ing This
morning I heard Maxwell preach again
for the fir'.t time since then I shall
spealt of that f'lirtlin on ile is not the
same man llegjvi- iin tie impre ion
of one viio has d through a crii is
i.f revolution Ile t• I! iin- t his rcvolu
t ion i iimi'l' in rll nof Cbri
tin II iii ill li lip. I • ri. inly has
-hanged II mn of lib* "J., view His at
ly opposite to t!i one h" > ntrrtaincd a
year a go. and in his . :it • -thought of
hi- mini-try. his pr.l; it -.mi parish
work I fiud he has made a complete
I change. So far as I can understand,
j th<' i<i-*ii that is moving him on now is j
the idea that the Vliristianity of onr
tini'-s must represent a mort literal im
itation of Jesus, and especially in the
element of suffering. He quoted to me
in the corns:* of onr conversation sev
eial times the verse from Peter, 'For
hereunto were ye called, because Christ
also suffered for yon, leaving yon an
example, that ye should follow his
steps.' and he seems filled with the con
viction that what our churches need
today more than anything else is this j
factor of suffering for Jesus in some
"I do not know that I agree with
him altogether; hut, my dear Caxton, ,
it is certainl) astonishing to note the
results of this idea as they have im
pressed themselves upon this city and
upon this church.
"You ask how about the results on
the individuals who have made the
I pledge and honestly tried to be true to
it. Tho.-e results are, as I have said, a
part of individual history and cannot
ite told in detail Some of them I can
; give vou. so that you may see that this
> form of discipleship is not merely sen
; timent <>r fine posing for effect.
"For instance, take the case of Alex
ander Powers, who was superintendent
of the machine shops of the L. and T.
R. R. here. When he acted upon the
evidence that incriminated the road, he
lost his position, and, more than that,
I team from my friends lu re his family
and social relations have become so
changed that the family no longer ap
pear in public. They have dropped out
of the social circle where once they
were so prominent. Py the way, Cax
ton, I understand in this connection
that the commission, for one reason
ami another, postponed action on this
case, and it is now rumored that the
L. and T. R It will pass into a receiv
er's hands very soon. The president of
the road, who, according to the evi
dence submitted by Powers, was the
principal offender, has resigned, and
complications which have arisen since
point to the receivership. Meanwhile
the superintendent has gone back to his
old work as a telegraph operator. I met
him at the church yesterday. He im
pressed me as a man who had, like
Maxwell, gone through a crisis in char- '
acter. I could not help thinking of him
as being good material for the church
of the first century, when the disciples
had all things in common.
"Or take the case of Mr. Norman,
editor of The Daily News, ne risked
his entire fortune in obedience to what
he believed was Jesus' probable action
and revolutionized his entire conduct
of the paper at the risk of a failure. I
send yon a copy of yesterday's paper.
I want yon to read it carefully. To my
mind, it is one of the most interesting
and remarkable papers ever printed in
th" United States. It is open to criti
cism, but what could any mere man
attempt in this line that would be free
from criticism? Take it all in all, it is
so far above the ordinary conception of
a daily paper that I ain amazed at tho
result. He tells me that tho paper is
beginning to be read more and more by
the Christian people of the city. He is
very confident of its final success.
"Read his editorial on the money
question ; also the one on the coming
election in Raymond, when the question
of license will again be an issue. Both
articles are of the best from this point
of view. Ho says he never begins an
editorial or, in fact, any part of his
newspaper work without first asking,
•What would Jesus dot' The result is
"Then there is Milton Wright, the
merchant. He has, I am told, so revo
lutionized his business that no man is
more beloved today in Raymond. His
own clerks and employees have affec
tion for hint that is very touching.
During the winter, while he was lying
dangerously ill at his home, scores of
clerks volunteered to watch or help in
any isissible way, and his return to his
store was greeted with marked demon
strations. All this has been brought
about by the element of personal love
introduced into the business. This love
is not mere words, but the business it
self is carried oil under a system of co
operation that is not a patronizing rec
ognition of inferiors, but a real sharing
in the entire business. Other men on
the street look upon Milton Wright as
odd. It is a fact, however, that while
lie has lost heavily in some directions
he has increased his business and is to
day respected and honored asono of the
best and most successful merchants in
"And there is Miss Winslow. Hhe
has chosen to give her great talent to
the poor and wretched of the city. Her
plans include a musical institute where
choruses and classes in vocal music shall
Ist a feature. She is enthusiastic over
her life work. In connection with her
friend Miss I'ago she has planned a
course in music which, if carried out,
will certainly do much to lift up the
lives of the people down there. lam
not too old, my dear Caxton, to be in
terested in the romantic side of much
that has nhu been tragic here in Ray
mond. and I must tell you that It is
well understood there that Miss Wins
low expects to lie married this spring
to a brother of Miss Page, who was once
a society leader and clubman and win.
was converted ill a tent where his wif<
that is to be took an active part in tin
service. I don't know all the details ol
this little romance, but I can imagini
there is a little story wrapped up in it,
and it, would be interesting reading il
we only knew it all.
"Tin e are only a few illustrat .tron of
results in individual lives owing to
obedience to th" pledge. I meant to
have spoken of President Marsh of Pin
coin college. lie is a graduate of my
iilma mater, and I knew him slightly
when I was in the senior year lie has
taken an active part in the recent, mu
nicipal agitation, and his influence in
the city is regarded as a very large
factor in the coming election lie 1111-
pli ■ .-d me, as did all the otlierdisciplcs
in this movement, as having fought out
some hard questions and as having
taken up some real burdens that have
canned and till do cause that suffering
of which llenry Maxwell speaks, a snf
fering that does not eliminate but does
appear to intensify a positive and prac
"lint I am prolonging this letter,
possibly to your weariness I am un
nble to avoid the feeling of fascination
whii h my cut ire stay here has increased
I want to tell jon something of the
meeting in the First church today
"A." I siid I le-ard M ixwell preach
At bit earn I i•q 11 • t I had preached
for him tin- S indnv before, and this
was the first time I bad heard him since
flu-a oc in t 'on four years ago 11 imi> r
mi in this morning was as different from
In sermon tie n an if it bad been
thought out and preached by some one
living on another planet I was pro
foundly tombed. 1 believe I actually
shed tears once Others in the emigre
nation were moved like myself His
text wa 'What i« that to thee? Ko|
low thoii fne ' And it was a most, un
usually impn ive appeal to the < 'liris
tians of Ravmoiid to o!sty Jesus' teach
and follow in his str jis. regardless
of what others nii;.'ht do. I cannot give
you cv n the plan of the sermon. It
would take too long. At the clu.-e of the
service thi re was the usual after meet
ing that has become a regular f> ature
of the Fii>t church. Into this meeting
have come all those who made the
pledge to do as Jesus would do, and the
time is spent in mutual fellowship, con
fession. questions as to what Jesus
would do in special cases and prayer
that the one great guide of every dis
ciple's conduct may In 1 tho Holy Spirit.
"M ixwell asked me to come into this
meeting. Nothing in all my ministerial
life. Carton, has so moved me as that
meeting. I never felt tho Spirit's pres
ence so powerfully. It was a meeting of
reminiscences and of the most loving
fellowship. I was irresistibly driven in
thought back to the first years of Chris
tianity. There was something about all
this that was apostolic in its simplicity
and Christ imitation.
"I asked questions. One that seemed
to arouse more interest than any other
was in regard to the extent of tho
Christian disciples' sacrifice of personal
property. Henry Maxwell tells me that
so far no one has interpreted the spirit
of Jesus in such a way as to abandon
his earthly jxissessions, give away all
his wealth or in any literal way imitate
the Christians of the order, for exam
ple, of St. Francis of Assisi. It was the
unanimous consent, however, that if
any disciple should feel that Jesus in
his own particular case would do that
there could be only one answer to tho
question. Maxwell frankly admitted
that lie was still, to a certain degree,
uncertain as to Jesus' probable action
when it came to the details of house
hold living, the possession of wealth,
the holding of certain luxuries. It is,
however, evident that very many of
| these disciples have repeatedly.carried
their obedience to Jesus to the extreme
| limit, regardless of financial loss. There
| is no lack of courage or consistency at
this jHiint. It is also true that some of
the business men who took the pledge
have lost great sums of money in this
imitation of Jesus, and very many
have, like Alexander Powers, lost valu
able positions owing to tho impossibility
of doing what they had been accus
tomed to do and at the same time doing
what they felt Jesus would do in tho
same place. In connction with these
cases it is pleasant to record the fact
that many who have suffered in this
way have at once been helped financial
ly by those who still have moans. In
this respect I think it is true that these
disciples have all things in common.
Certainly such scenes as I witnessed at
the First chnrch at that after service
this morning I never saw in my church
or any other. I never dreamed that
such Christian fellowship could exist in
this age of tho world. lam almost in
credulous as to the witness of my own
senses. 1 still seem to bo asking myself
if this is the close of tho nineteenth cen
tury in America.
"But now, dear friend, I come to tho
real cause of the letter, tho real heart
of the whole question as the First
church of Raymond has forced it upon
me. Before the meeting closed today
Htejis were taken to secure tho co-oper
ation of all other Christian disciples in
this country. I think Henry Maxwell
took this step after long deliberation.
He said as much to mo one day when I
called upon him and we we re discuss
ing the effect of this movement upoii
the church in general.
" 'Why,' he said, 'suppose that the
church membership generally in this
country made this pledge and lived up
to it. What a revolution it would cause
in Christendom 1 Bnt why not? Is it
any more than the disciple ought to do?
Has he followed Jesus unless ho is will
ing to do this? Is the test of disciple
ship any less Unlay than it was in Jesus'
"I do not know all that preceded or
followed his thought of what ought to
be done outside of Raymond, but the
idea crystallized today in a plan to se
cure the fellowship of all the Christians
In America. The churches throngh thoir
pastors will bo asked to form disciple
gatherings liko the one in the First
church. Volunteers will be called for in
the great liody of church members in
the United States who will promise to
do as Jesus would do. Maxwell sjioke
particularly of the result of such gen
eral action on tho saloon question. lie
is terribly in earnest over this. He told
me that there was no question in his
mind that the saloon would be beaten
in Raymond at the election now near
at hand. If so, they could go on with
some courage to do the redemptive work
begun by the evangelist and now taken
up by the disciples in his own church.
If the saloon triumphs again, there will
be a terrible and, us lie thinks, unnec
essary waste of Christian sacrifice. Hut,
however we differ on that point, he has
convinced his church that the time has
come for a fellowship with other Chris
tians. Surely, if the First church could
work such changes in society and its
surroundings, the church in general, if
combining such fellowship, not of creed,
but of conduct, ought to stir the entire
nation to a higher life and a new con
ception of Christian following.
"This is a grand idea, Coxton, but
right here is where 1 find myself hesi
tating. I do not deny that the Christian
disciple ought to follow Christ's steps
as closely as these hero in Raymond
have tried to do, bnt I cannot avoid
asking what tho result will be if I ask
my church in Chicago to do It. I am
writing this after feeling the solemn,
profound touch of the Spirit's presence,
and 1 confess to you, old friend, that I
cannot call up in my church a dozen
prominent business or professional men
who would make this trial at the risk
of all that they hold dear. Can you do
any better in your chnrch? What are
wo to say that the church would not
ri'Spond to the call, 'Come and suffer?'
The actual results of the pledge as
obeyed here in Raymond are enough to
make any pastor tremble atid nt the
same time long with yearning that they
might occur in hisown parish. Certain
ly, never have I seen a church so signal
ly blessul by tho Spirit us this one.
But am I myself ready to take this
pledge? 1a I; the question honestly, and
I dread to face an honest answer. I
know well enough that 1 would have to
change very much in my life if I under
took to follow his steps so closely. I
have called myself a Christian formally
years. For the past ten years 1 have
enjoyed a life that has had coinpara
tively little suffering in it. lam lion
ostly I say it living at a longdistance
from municipal problems and the life
of the j the degraded and the aban
doned. What wonld the obedience to
thi < pledge dciiialulof me? I hesitate to
answer. My chnrch is wealthy, full of
well to do. satisfied people The stand
ard of their disciphwhip is, I am aware,
not of a nature to respond to the call
to suffering or personal loss. I say, 'I
am aware ' I may be mistaken. I may
have erred in not stirring their deeper
life ''avion, my friend, I have spoken
my iimio t thought to you. Shall Igo
back to my |s-oplo next Sunday and
stand up before them In my large city
church and nay, 'l>et us follow Jesus
closer; let. us walk in his steps, where
it will ci -t us something more than it
is 10- ting UM now; let us pledge not to
do anything without first asking.
'What would Jesus do?' If I should go
Is'fore them with that message, it would
« Strang'' and startling
Bnt why? Are we not roallyjtofollow
him all the way? What is 11 to be a
follower of Jesus? What does it mean
to imitate him? What doetf it faiean to
walk in his stops?"
The Rev. Calvin Brnce, D. D., of the
Na/.aii tli Avenue chnrch, Chicago, let
his jH'ii fall 011 the jiaper. He had come
to tin? parting of the waysi and his
question, he fi-lt sure, was the question
of many and many n man in the min
istry and in the chnrch. He went to his
window and opened it. He was op
pressed with the weight of his convic-
I tions. and he felt almost suffocated with
tlie air of the room. He wanted to see
the stars and feel the breath of the
The night was very still. The clock
i in the First chnrch was striking raid
i night. As it finished a clear, strong
| voice down in the direction of the Rec
j tangle came floating tip to him as if
' loroo 011 radiant pinions:
"Must J.sus bear the cross tlone
An»! all the world pro free?
So! Tin-re's a cross for every one.
Ami there's a cross for roe."
It was the voice of one of Gray's old
converts, a night watchman at tho
packing houses, who sometimes solaced
his lonesome hours by a verse or two
from some familiar hymn.
The Rev. Calvin Bruce tnrned away v
from the window, and after a little
hesitation he kneeled down. "What
would Jesus do? What wonld Jesus
do?" Never had he yielded himself so
completely to the Spirit's searching re
vealing of Jesus. He was on his knees a
long time. lie retired and slept fitfully,
with many awakenings. He rose before
it was clear dawn and threw open his
window again. As the light in the east
grew stronger he repeated to himself:
"What would Jesus do? What wonld
he do? Shall I follow his steps?"
The • sun rose and flooded the city
with its power. When shall the dawi
uf a new discipleship usher in the con
quering triumph of a closer walk with
Jesus? When shall Christendom tread
more closely tho path he made?
It is the way the Master trod.
Shall nut the servant tread it still?
With this question throbbing through
his whole being the Rev. Calvin Bruce
went hack to Chicago, and the great
crisis of his Christian life in the mill
istry t uddenly broke irresistibly upon
[TO BE CONTINUED.J
THE COOK UNDERSTOOD.
snld She Dill Aii>-tiny, bnt Sequel
I'rui ed Her Ulatakea.
von Kunils. concert master of
the Pittsburg orchestra, and his bride
hail a humorous experience during
their lit Kuropeau tour. Tliey visit
ed France. England and (Jermauy and
wound i p in Vienna, where they found
a charming little hotel to stop at.
Wandering around that city one aft
ernoon. they <nine across a stall In the
market where several jsmall but ex
ceedingly tempting watermelons were
exposed for sale.
• "I'hose are the lirst watermelons 1
have seen since we left home," said
Mis. von Uunits. "Let's buy one and
tal.e it to the hotel."
They bought one and had it delivered
at the hotel, where the landlord and
the landlord's wife and the cook re
garded it somewhat as a curiosity.
They had seeu watermelons before,
they said, but had never tasted one.
"How do you cook them In Ameri
ca?" inquired the landlord. "Is it cook
ed, boiled or roasted?"
The Pittsburg tourist explained that
all the cook would have to do would
be to have the melon good and cold
for them In the morning, ready for
breakfast, and they would eat It tlicu.
They suggested Ice as the best way to
cool It. The cook said she understood
perfectly what to do.
Next morning when Mr. and Mrs.
von Kunlts came down stairs to break
fast the watermelon was awaiting
them on Hie table. It was actually
sweating. It was so cold.
"I can't resist the temptation to eat
a slice of It right now," said Mrs. von
Kunlts. "It looks so appetizing."
Then she picked up a knife to cut
the melon and discovered that It had
already been halved through the mid
dle. Opening It, she fouud that the
cool; had scraped out all the Inside of
the melon anil tilled the shell with
The Plttsburgers laughed until the
landlord and Ills wife and cook came
In to see what was the matter.
"Well," explained the cook, "I tried
to take out all the seeds, but couldn't
I do It without removing all that nasty
red stuff with them. I threw that part
away because I never Imagined that
anybody would eat that." —Pittsburg
Not Heart Trouble.
Coming down on a Kuclld car the
other day a man with a high col
lar of an old fashioned shape, a gray
chin whisker and a derby hat a size too
small for him occupied the extreme
front seat. He was a nervous man
and attracted the attention of the pas
sengers on tho seat opposite by Ills
queer starts and grimaces.
At Case avenue the car stopped to
let a Wade park car swing by and
then started up again with a very un
When the Jerk came, the man on tho
front seat suddenly slipped his hand
Inside Ids coat, an expression of sharp
pain crossed his face, ho breathed
heavily and seemed to grow pale.
An alarmed and sympathizing man
on the opposite seat leaned forward.
"11l nit trouble?'' he anxiously asked.
The other man glared at him.
"Heart trouble nothln," he growled.
"1 busted th' point off my lead pen
cil!" Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Ffiira of the VaJr^f#
"Have you not read the handwriting
on the wall?" cried the warning volco
In terrifying accents.
The man of sin puled.
"I>.» you have reference to my wife's
cooking school diploma?" ho asked
faintly, with ashen Hps.
The fears of the vulgar mind, It will
l>e observed, are moved by tho literally
concrete rather than the figuratively
abstract Detroit Journal.
l-'.ilucntlnir the Women.
"Why Is It that you always keep your
neat while women have to stand?" one
Harlemlte said to another on the way
home by elevated train.
"I do It with malicious Intent," was
the reply. "I am helping to educate wo
men to watt for the next train."