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TO GREET THE NEW CENTURY.
her vic e# or will hic
l\ THK t HIUCHCfiI.
ftolrmn l*onlltrnl >!•• U 111 Rr Ole
hrßl*4 in th# ('•llirdnil of It. ,
•fnlin (he Vlnpttat, unci M. I*trlck*a
nnl Ihr *arrrl Heart I bnrrhfi— %
I nlnn Itrvlliig of Ihr fVnirrre
tinn of All thr H#ih©flt
Chnrrhrt to Hr Hrld at tirarr
I linrrli at Which Mllmp Hmilrli
W 111 l*rrach a hrrmun—Thr l.pla
copal i htirrhr* and thr Ltitht‘ran
fkurrli of Thr A •*#■• lon Will
Hold herxlee#. ,
Sot to rvery generation Is It ctr#n to
### the heflnninr of a esmury. and not
to maty fenerations Is It riven to *##
ons so rich In promts* of material aml |
sorimal b'.*nln(T mn that whl*h Will ha
ushered In Tuesday It Is but fitting
therefore that there shook. he a si*ecial
©basrv;nes of l(* advent si and, even mora
opprrrrlate. that this ob*ervanra should
take a solemn form; that this Is to he
feneraJ L shown by the number of re
lijriou* gathering* that will be held Mon- j
day night fo watrh the old year and old
eer.tury out and the new year and new
century in. meantime offering up a servlc#
of thanks for those bleslnga that have j
been received and prayers for a com In* i
uanre of Gad’s merries.
It was a spirit of this kind that caused
Hit Holiness Ij#o XIII to lewis the follow
ing universal decrea • © fiM the Catholic
bishops throughout thr world:
**lt is most bMombif that we. who ere
about to celebrate the commencement of
•he holy year, happily ivrorTstmed by our J
lb-dr Father. Leo XIII, should. In the *
depth of nleht. rise to #T#et the Author i
©? Time. and. prostrate before IVIs allars,
to offer the mm| acceptable victim, s ■<*
Is the Immaculate lamb, assisting at the
sacred banquet, so that at this most op
portune time we may And the aalstan> e
of His gra e and mercy; for our salva
tion I* nearer Behold, now Is the day of
**'ration. And. if the kingdom of heaven,
which Is the Church on earth. Is likened
to the ten virgins going forth In the
night to meet the bridegroom, each one
of us may. on the occasion of this solemn
festivity, consider more attentively th ee
Mured word*: Trim your lamps, for be
hokl. Site bridegroom cometh; go ye forth
to meet him.
•“Since, moreover. *1 mlUhight of Ihc last
da' of December of the coming year the
present century will come to an end and
• new* one begin. It la very appropriate
that thanks be given to God by some
pious and solemn ceremony for the bene- |
fits received during the course of th* j
present century, and owing to the urgent
necessity of the times that greater fav
ors be Implored In order to begin aus
piciously the new era.
“Thetefore, In order that the approach
fog year linn may begin happily through
the supplication of the assistance of <hd
Lid His Only Begotten B<*n. our Redeem
er, and that it may end. after a p.ospcr
©us course, by ushering In a still more
tvnppy century, as It Is rigid for us to ex
pect; Our Most Iloly Father. Leo XIII,
gr i* lonely concedes that, with tin? pru
dent consent of the ordinary of every
piece. *1 midnight on the Ist day of I*-
cembcr. both of the closing and of tin*
coming year. In all the churches and cha
pels where the Most Blessed 8a ram* nt
Is rightfully kept, the same Most August
Pucrament may lie exposed to adoration,
•ml permission Is giver, to read or to sing
*t the same hour "Oorwn ftsctissfrrao.'*
one mass of the Feast of the Circum
cision of our Lord and the Octave of the
Nativity; and permission Is given, by so
cial favor, to the faithful to receive Holy 1
Communion either during the or *f- j
ter It; all necessary conditions to be oh- J
served. All tninga to the contrary, not
The Itoman Catholic churches of 8a-
Yannnh will each have elaborate aerv- I
Ice*. At the Cathedral of Ht. John the
Baptist there will he the usual masses to
morrow morning, but **t midnight will be
celebrated solemn pontifical mass of
which the High: Reverend Bishop B. J
Kelley will be the celebrant. Tbe tifll
csrs of the nu.i will be Father It. F
Kennedy, assistant fre#t; Father Joseph
llftnnesy. deacon; Father Carey, aub-
Hmchi. Mr. Cornells# McCarthy, master
of ceremonies; Messrs. Han McCarthy
Mid Jam** Houlihan, nlculytes; etui
Walter Sullivan, censer I>eurer.
During the nnisa the Blessed Sacrament
will be exposed and will co continue un
til 12 o'clock Mew Year’s day. Public
odora'lon will last from 11 to 12 o'clock
and will be dosed by the benediction of
the lllesaed Sacrament.
The musical part of the midnight service
grill ivtnNiat of I lie !•*? fnjj of GO'JOod’?
•*Messe Solennetle,” or *’Mass to Ht. Ce
cilia ” and as an offer'©ry. "Av? Marii,*' ■
\ agsnd The choir conaista of un
ty-flvs voices, under the direction of Mr
F. K. Re barer. The Gounod mass Is the
same that was ao excellently sung at the
dedication oenricee of the Cathedra!
At the Sacred Heart Church, also, the ,
midnight mass will |#e given with most
elaborate music, Marco's mass In G hav
ing been selected for the occasion. It will
Ik* sung by a chorus of twenty-two voi •?*,
with organ and orchestra c onipanlrneirt.
The following will take part:
doptanos- Mrs. Way. Mis. Clark. Mrs
A-tlck. Mis* Clean*, Mias McGuire, Miss
Ztooner and Mrs. Dodd.
Altos Mia Dupont, Mrs. Taylor. Mrs
Craig. Miss Morgan and Mias Lnvnotte.
Tenors—Mr. Tree-*-, Mr. M< Bride, Mr
Know. Jlr. Deacy, Mr. Gaudry un<l Mr
Basse* Mr. Beckett, .Mr. Drummond
Mr. Woodberry and Mr. Freiberg.
Orchestra—'Mr. Connor. Mr. Baskin,
Violin; Mr. (luUTridi. flute; Mr. Nuesleln.
v alronet. Mi Hemenway, trombone; Mr
JLeon. viola, Mr. Tarr.it. boss. Mr. Miller,
cornet Mrs. K. M. Wilson, organist.
A benediction will Ik* given after mass
At St. Patricks Church also will be
given the mi in nvass with unusually
Sine mu-i< . the large and excellent choir
of that church being under the direction
of Prof. Jos Btcvg.
A Twentieth Century watch night ser
vice Will be held by th* congregations of
All of the Methodist Churches of the city
at Grace Church. This is In accordance
wJtli a call recently issued by Bishop
Charles R. Galloway, president of the
General Board of Kdiirutlon. to all the
el urchc* throughout the connection ft*
hold special watch niglit services in th*
Interest of the Twentieth Century Move
ment. For this service a special pry
has been prepared as follows;
Part first, which will last from 10 to 11
o’clock, experience meeting snd love
Hymn No. TIL
Retortions from Psalm CV or some other,
oia) Luke 1. F>-<7V
Hymn Not 716.
Brief statement of great educntlonal and
tjAdsslonary facts of Hie century.
f Personal experiences (expression* of
thunks for mercies past and reasons for .
Ilvinu No 717
Part 11. which will from 11 to 12.
* win consist of sermon by Bishop K. R
, Hendrix. D. D., LL. D.
■ Thank offering.
I A season of prayer.
The services to clone with Hymn No.
Particular Interest is cornered In the
review of the educational and missionary
information covering th* past century
Uiwhlch has been prepared by the comroit
and which will be read by Rev
HpMom Anthony of Trinity church.
IN At St. John's Church there will be a
* fiidrjgh* service on New Year's Eve be
f Winning at IHRO o'clock end lasting until
S|lMtfcln!ffir when Holy Communion will be
Afi Fsul's Episcopal Church there
will l*e two |enltsn4lol service* tomor
row o n* at noon, wlwn there will be a
service and sermon; and th# second hi
11 ri p. ro. with an addresji followed by
the Holy Communion ushering in the
At the Lutheran Church of the Aren
•ion there likewise will be special ser
vice* Monday night, beginning at 10 Bf>
o'clock avid lasting until the advent of
the new year The services, which w||
he under tt* direction of the luither
league, will be irite'eating and appropri
ate to the o r melon A special ad
<lr#e# will h* made by Rev. Dr W. C.
B<-haeffer, in which he will sp-ak of the
work of the past century and th# out
look for the new one.
Ihr. I. P Mend** also will speak of the
pad and new centuries under the title
"A Hundred Year# Ago.** when he re
sume* hi* Friday evening tenures st the
Temple Mlckva Israel, which he will do
DISCOVERY OF CHILDHOOD.
Mr. Ashmore *>• It I. ,h* Achieve
meat of fh* 1 entu ryr.
The grandest discovery of modem times
Is childhood The century just closing ha*
utilised this die ©very to an extent n' ver
before known in the world • history, and
to It Is due much of the wonderful pro
gress in civilisation during the pest ltf>
years. A little reflection will show that
the wonderful achievements of mind over
matter deptnd upon the superior develop
ment of the mental faculties and the im
proved method* of thinking.
In the d*'prmerit of primary education
the Improvements have been most marked
hen the century opened there were prac
ticably no book* aulted to primary edu
cation, and th# methods of teaching were
often very crude, unphtlosophlcai snd re
pugnant to the child To-day the modern
printing pres is turning out annually
thousand* of book* specially adapted to
the need* of cnfldr*n. the arrangement
Is philoeophhtot and uttmotive and the
K-hool df* of children is happy and prof
A hundred years ago the school houses
w *‘ r e poor, without proper heating, ven
tilation aid convenience; to-day
school ar.'nltectur** | H fveclal
ty and in the construction of
nuidern school houses every- circumstance
of health, convenience, lomfort and beau
ty I* taken Into conshleration.
• Among the vast Improvement* In educa
tion during il*i Nineteenth *eiitiiry I# the
system of public schoolm, in which greater
• ffi •m y and e<*oru>my #re attained by
a wise <Xvision of labor. The public
hh* are uoiv the school.' of all
|*cople, and In* vast advantage they po
!*->* i'h In efficiency and e-onomy are
acknowlelgcd In every state in the Union
and in every civilised country of the
w°rl l On* hundred year* ago there was
pra* ii ally no silence of teaching, and
scarcely a u>ok or nn (durational paper
printed In all the work! To-dny teaching
in a |profe*Hion. like law and medicine,
with it* science and art. nrwl it* literature
is extensive and rapidly Increastug The
teachers rf Savannah alone jk>*•(*# a jed
ugogl al library of more Hum one thou
sand volume*, codec ted in the ln**t four
years, and from thirty to fifty educational
periodical*, treating every phase of edu
cation In this country and Europe.
The coming century will see much tm
piovement In education, a* it will in
every other department of human endeav
or. New conditions will arise and tw w
problems will lie met As the population
of our country increases and com petit loti |
in the various activities of life becomes !
more sharp, skill will be more am! more
In demand Much of this skill will i H * of
thr kind needed in he workshop*. In me
* hanicel manlpuiatlon, him) const ruction,
and It wtll Ik- the business of the schools
to meet the demand.
Much of the t kill and energy of the
n vt century will be directed to the prob- j
Ictn of better living. The increasing con- |
trlbutiotis of science and *;r# to this great
end will un<iu>tionably stimulate edu- |
ratlcmal activity to the accomplishment
of thmisaiKls of problems that conduce
to a 1 a*iter and a higher life.
Never tmve #hc foluoaftonnl force* of
the work) lo*en confront' I with greater
responsibility than st present, in every
department of education- moral. Intellect
snd physical, the cotntng century will
dmand the best rnmd** and (he bent en
deavors of all the age* I,et US then,
*Tx>ok up and not down;
leok forward am) not hack;
Look out and not In.
And lend * hand ”
fill OIQO Fill! Olll'll\\ Gilt IA.
I mknown Donor Mode *t. Mnry's n
I. tlicr*l I hrisliniiH I'rrseat.
The nistera and gins of m. Mary's Or
phan Home have received a valuable and
useful Chrlstmu* present In an order upon
Messrs. K. A. Weil A <*o. for a pair of
shoes for each Inmate of the home. The
charitable donor Is unknown, as he pre
ferred to hide his light under m bushel
and let not his left hand know what hi#
right hand ha# done. Effort* were made
to leaf'll from Messrs Well A Cos. who h:d
made the dormilon. but the firm. hough
Instructed to honor the order Sigurd by
"A Frler.d of the Orphans." when pre
sented. were also Instructed to tnilntutn
the greatest secrecy a# to who the
"fr'eml" might l*v
*apt. TV F. Gleason, president of the
advisory rd of the home, call'd on
Messrs. Well A Cos on receiving the or
der and whs told that It would la* hon
ored on present}it lon. ('apt. Ghnson will
call at the home to-day and notify the
mother superior of the <ton.ition. Bne
lav next week the order for the aho* n
will be fllhd. The Hiaters and the girls,
of whom, in all. then* an* more than fifty
In the home, will nut know from whom
j the present# come.
Each v;r t Christmas contribution#
to the Catholic orphan* of G'-orgia in*
made In several of the large cities of the
state. The response# to the invitations
t but are left In the church for worship
per# to contribute arc lllwral. several
hundred dollars being raised every year.
The proceed* are divided between the
girl*’ home it* S.ivannuh and the boys'
home at Washington. Ga.
TURIN .%NMVFM* \HV Rtl.L
German \ olu at*cr* Will Enfert*ln
Their Friends at (•uarda* Hall.
The fifty-fifth anniversary hall of the
German Volunteer* will Ik* given at the
Guards’ Halt on Wednesday evening. Jan
5. The op(.*:itng march will b<* promptly
at k: 15 o’clock. The German Volunteer#
and their many friend* are looking for
ward with great tagemea* to the hall,
as the annual affairs of the company are
always greatly enjoyed by those who at
The following committee ha# charge of
th#- arringement# for the ba’l: (’apt. CV
11. Kotiemann. First F*rg ant John F.
Fie her. Hergl. F. 11. Kramer. Uorpl
George 1 Bentkotl. Privates K F. Krlc
ger. Joseph R Metxger. J A. II Vmba&rh.
J. A Raollx aiul Thomu* F. W iehrs.
and Pay Member* IV Kracken. H F
Hubs, A. Karsten and Lieut. R. Brhw #rtx
Invitation* for the affair have been sent
out by th* committee.
MADE IN r. SECONDS,
IS THE BEST.
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1000.
CHURCH SERVICES TO-DAY.
iti'Hor e. h nevimix to dowdut
I'll N ;t. fIHIVKIt.
Will Preach at Wealey HoHumeotil
fhnreh This Morning •* Will
Held I i.ton Meeting of the Con
gregations of Grace Gbnreh *nl
That of the Epwerth Chnrrh *• (hr
bgoorth Ch#rch—F-seeafl ve C*m
mlt tee of gf. Mlrlinel# ( h*prl tu
To-day I* the |**t RurddY In the pre#-
ent century. *nd whll# the principal *er
vicea commemorating the advent of the
new ceiilury will take pln*e to-morrow
night, yet (h* work of (he paG century,
the tendency of the present time, and It*
possible result# will be touched upon If
It doe* not furnish th* prln lpal them*
tn many of tna pulpits at to-day’a acr
Servlc#*# at t.ie Cathedral of Ft. Jonn
th* Baptist on Hunday wtll be •* follows: I
First me*#* at 7 o'clock a rn ; *ec#Kt I
mass at t. *l*o a children’# m**# In th#
baMemcnt, and follow'd by Sunday Bcbool
at the same hour; h;gn mas* and *er
mnn ♦ 10:89, end vesper* and benediction
of the blessed sacrament at A o’clock p m
Week-day *erv!ces will ba: First mass
at 6:30 o'clock; second mast, of which th#
Bishop will b#* the celebrant. 7. and
third moss at 7:30. <’onf#a#U>n# are heard
Oadt Haturday from ♦ M p. m. until !#
At 8t Patrick # Ghureh services will b#
held as fallow* First m**# at 7 o’clock
m rn . second ma#i* at 180 and high mas#
at 10:30. Vesper* *r#l b*i*dictlOfi will be
elebrated at 8 p m.
At the floored Heart <Tmrch •♦radees
will be a# follows First mass at 7
.'/clock a m . High mas# at 10. Bunda\
Hchool at 380 p. nu Va#ters and benedic
tion at R.
At Wesler Monumental Oturrh there |
will h# eer\lo** f* <lav at 11 rVrtock. a. m
and at 8 p m )flshof R. R Hendrix will
preach In the morning, and R#v Thomas
H. Thomson t night. Bishop Hendrix’s
strong spiritual discourse* during hi# visit
here have proved a rich benediction to the
congregation* hearing him. A large con
gregation will doubtless greet him this
morning Rev Thoms* It. Thomson I# j
a native of Huvannah. hut Is now station j
el at Darien. HU many friend* here will j
imll with pleasure this opportunity of
hearing him. The Hundgy Hchool will
meet mi 4 p m. The Fpworth 1-eague de- j
vortonal feting rakes place Tueislay at I
8:16 p. m. and the prayer tm etlng and
HIM* study Wednesday at th# same
hour. # rhe Junior League will reet on
Friday at 4 p. m. Fla#* meeting ! he;d
every Sunday morning at 10 o’clock.
The usual services wilt he held to day at j
Gra •• Methodist (’hurch at 11 O'clock Rev.
Thomas II Thomson of l>nrlen will j
preach. Mr Thomson U very popular In
Havannah. which Is hi* obi home, and hi#
many friends will la* glad of another op
portunity of hearing him There will h*
no service* at night, the congregation
living been Invited to attend the union
service at Kpworth Church, to hear a
sermon by Rl*hop E. R. Herwlrlx.
Special attention is railed to the watch
night service, conducted by Bishop Hen
drix Monday night.beginning at 10 o'clock.
All of the Methodist congregation# of the
city will unite tn thl# unique and Hgnifl
• service, and the public 1* cordially
Invited to attend.
The other service* of th* week will be
held at the usual time.
The usual services at Trinity Church
will be held of 11 o’clock a m , end at 8 |
p. m.. conducted by the pastor. Rev Ras
com Anthony. The Bunday Hchool will
rr.. M at 4 p in The Kpworth lsfu# de
votional ni'-etirrg will he held VV'*li hduv
at 8:18 iv ni , and prayer meeting on
Thursday at R p. m.
There will be preaching at Bpworth
Methcallst Church at U o’clock a. m . bv
the pastor. Rev. J. A. Smith A sermon
appropriate to the season will be dellv '
ored. At 8 p rn Bislrop E. B. Hendrix,
of Kansas I’Hv. will till the pulpit The j
congregations of Grace Church will Join j
with us In a union servlc*. Th* oitlsent j
of Hiivannah are cordially Invited to *t- !
tend th'--** services. The Sunday Hchool
Will meet at 4 p. tn
To-morrow idglu the congregation will
attend toe union service at Grace Church,
conducted by Bishop E R Hendrix.
The Hcnior Rpworth I/cague will meet
Tuesday at S p. u . and prayer service
<)! Held Thursday night *t lu* kmio*
At Rt John's Church, Rev. Charleo 11.
Strong, rector. Rev. J. Herbert Wo**i
ward. assistant, there will be a morning
prayer and s#rmon at 11 o'clock. Hunday
School at 4 p. m.. and evening prayer and
sermon a# H o'clock
To mark the dosing of the century
there will be * midnight service on New
Year's Eve. beginning t 11 *> o’clock.
A celebration of the Holy Communion
will take place Immediately after the
ringing of the midnight chtm**.
At Christ Church. Rev. Robb Write,
rector, there will he * servlc# and sermon
nt 11 o'clock m and nlo m 8 15 p m.
The Hunday B<*hool will meet ist 4 p. m.
Ar Ht. Paul’s Church. Rev J TANARUS,. Hcully,
rooter, fir** Hunday after Christmas the
service# will be n follows. Early cele
hralion at 7:*) o'ckx'k a. m . morning
prayer at 11 o’clo* k a. tn.. Hunday School
t 4 p. ni.. ntl evening prayer at 8.
The service* at Hf. Mi heel's Chapel
will i>** as follows: Morning prayer at 11
" c|o k i m.; evening prayer at 8:15 p.
m , and Hunday B'hool at 4 p ni Th#
rector’* Bible das# will tne# Thurstlay
venlng at 8:15 In the Hilde das* room
1 at tbe chapel.
At the morning service th# Christmas
j music will Ik* repeated. After the even
ing service there will he a meeting to
I elect an executive 'bmmlttee for th* en
( suing year. All member# and friends of
the mission are urged to be present.
At th# Havannah Baptist Church there
will be preaching at 11 a. tn by Rev. Roh
irt Van Deventer. There will be no night
service, the congregation will worship
with the Duffy Street Baptist Church in
a united service.
\t th# Duffy Bfr*#t Baptist Church an
"Outlook Service" will be conducted by
the d'm'nn# at 11 o'clock a. m Thl* ser
vice will he appropriate to the day. hHng
th** last Sunday of the year and of th*
nineteenth century. At a p m. the ser
vice will l* couluc!e*l. a usual, by ih#
pastor. Rev. Robert Van IVvcnter,
The Young People** Union will meet at
10 o’clock m. m.. and the Junior t’nion at
3 :*• p. m.
At l p. tn the Bible school will obacrv*
with appropriate exerdsea the passing of
the nineteenth century, th* day being Ih#
last Hunday of the century, art occasion
to be celebrated but one* In a genera
A special programme of rou#lc. with ad
dresses by Interesting speakers, will take
the place of the usual exercise# The
•orvle# wtll al#o have reference to the
entering In of the N*w Year and the cen
At th# lutheran Church of the Aacen
, a ion, there will be service# at U o’clock
u m.. and at Bp. m. The p*#tor will
preacn both morning and night upon
theme* appropriate to th# time.
Ta* service# at Ht. I l ©at*• Lutheran
Church will be oondi* td by the paotor.
No# M J Eptlng. *• • *'k a m
and at 8 p m The Christmas music wrtl
b** rer*e#t#d and the sermor.a will b* ap
tiropriate to the aeanon.
I'reehy • rrlaa.
Th* usual public services will b* held
at th* Independent Freobyterlan Church |
by th* pastor. Rev. J. Y. F*ir. at U !
o clock a tn. and at 8 p. tn.
There will b* preaching at th# Lutheran
M'-mori*. at 11 o’clock m . and at 8
V *n . by Rev. VV. A Nishot, the pastor
Al the Christian Church, Rev. D. P.
Iyurfch of Y'ale University will preach at
77 o'cl o*k a m.. and Faaior W. F. Wat
kin* at 8 p m., on tha subject: "Th#
Mi-eure of th* Closing Year." Th#
Christian Endeavor meeting will take
place at 7 15 p. m. ,
C hrlktlnu Oeleaoe.
At the Christian Science Chwoh
Hience" will be the subject
of the sermon at 11 'clock • m. The
Hunday Hchooi will meet at 12 in. The
Wedneaday testimony meeting wtll take
plore at 8.15 p m All eervi. es are held
al Metropolitan Hall.
The rwding room In connection with
the chruch 1* located at 18 Perry street
wt, and is ofen from 8 to f p. m
Y. M. C. A.
Th# opedal aervlc# at tna Young Men's
Christian Aeaodation thl# afternoon at
5 o'clock will doubMes* attract a large
number of men for It will he oe of un
usual Interest Hon R. M Hitch will
read the nddrt-wa ©f Vice Pre#lden:-#leot
RooeeveH nt (h* earn# time that It la be
ing delivered In New York and tu the
same time that It D being read In the
Y M <* A s all over the United Btate*
and Canada It Is a fact not known to
many that th* mother of Gev Rooeevelt
wrwe a Mis# Martha Bulloch of Ravftnnehi
At (he close of th# reeding Bishop E. R.
Hendrix of Kan#** City will deliver a
short appropriate address which is sure
to prove of value to those who hear It.
R Stephen*' Church will hold service#
to-morrow et 11 30 o'clock p tn. and holy
communion at 12.
At Ht. Benedict'# Church th# service#
will be First ma#w vt 7 o'clock a tn..
high mass a; 10:80, Hunday Brhool at 12.
vewpora and benediction at * p. m
On Monday at midnight there will be a
solemn pontifical mas# before the blessed
eacrameht. ar.d mas# will he celebrated
also at 8 o’clock The blessed #* 'rument
will remain exposed till noon Tuesday.
THEXTY-SKVKX YEARS PRIEST,
llleliop Kelley** Anniversary of Or
(Written for the Havannnh New#.)
Among (he radiant observance# of tha
rentury’* clone nn the night of Dec. 81. II
I# believed that the celebration at Ht.
John’# Cathedral In Havannah will ellipse
all other*, no matter where commemo
It will he a unique event. Coincident
with the solemn rile# that mark the pass
age of inn years from time to eternity,
th*' Bishop of Havannah will oba*rv*
the twenty-seventh anniversary of his
own ordination a* a Roman Catholic
priest, which transpired at Ht Peter’s Ca
thedral. Richmond, Vo., on D*o. 31. 1871.
Ill#hop Kelley was then but 36 years old.
having been born at Petersburg. V*.. Oct.
13. 1847. A not.'hi* feature of this ordina
tion was the fan that Rt Rev Ttiom is
A. Becker, D. D. la:e Bishop of Havan
nah. who then ruled the Hee of Wilming
ton, Del., officiated on the occasion. Lit
tle did lire young levlte who then re
ceived the *:t*redo:al unction Imagine that
le-“ than a generation later he would
grasp Bishop Becker*# crosier s hi# #uo-
essor In the government of thl# episco
pal see. Hitch are Time’s vicissitude#. ,
There are nearly 168 member* of the
Roman <’athoik* hierachy to-day In the
United Htate* but among them ail Bishop
K*4ley 1# probably the only prelate who
will sing pontifical mass a* (he midnight
hour of Dec. 81, not simply In honor of
the 'lying century, hut a# a thanksgiving
offering to Almighty God that he ha*
reached hi# twenty-seventh anniversary
In the ministry. Thr event l# worthy of
In this connection It may be well to odd
that, should th# primatial archdiocese of
Baltimore, founded Nov 6. 17 and which
originally embraced the Union, ever
again be divided, It 1* certain that Havan
nah will become an nrchleplscopat see,
with the other bishopric# of North Caro
| llna. South Carolina and Florida a* suf
fragan# Ho a well-known pastor of Bat
| tlmore n ently stated to the writer. It
I Is true that Charleston. H. C.. Is the o!d-
I est suffragan wee now existing In th* Bal
timore Jurisdiction -having been founded
In 1836—but that fact. It Is affirmed, doe*
not insure It* elevation to higher rank or
dignity when the next division of bishop
ric?. 1m made by Rom*.
outside* of Baltimore Itself, the Cathe
dral of Savannah. re,>ntly restored to
more than Its pristine lov'ilnc**, far i
-• el# that of any other Southern see; and.
on thlw account, whenever the Pop* deem#
It expedient to create another archdiocese
in the Houth. It is almost certain that Ha
vannah will Ik* the (mint selected. The
province of Baltimore was first divided
In 1647, by the creation of a western prov
ince at Ht. Louis; and since that time no
lc#t* than twelve other province* have
been created at various points from Maine
jo California. By reason of these divi
sions and subdivisions, the Baltimore
province now Include# only the bi*hoprLb
*f Richmond. Vo., Wheeling, W. Vt.,
Wilmington, I>el.. Havannah. Ga.. Wil
mington. N C.. Charleston, 8. C., and Ht.
If the province should be further di
vided by action of the next Plenary Coun
i ell of Baltimore— which will no doubt a*-
#emWe at in early date—the Indications
ir* that Havannah will be raised from It*
present rank a# a diocese, or suffragan
#ee. to metropolitan dignity. Thl* Is the
belief of many priests In th# Houthern
It would surely be a proud conwumma
, tlon of thr* honor# showered upon the
Bishop of Havannah since Dec. 81. 1873.
when h** received the sacred chasuble. If
* the pallium, or badge of metropolitan
rank, wrere to Ik* place*! upon his shoul
der# at Inat. Ills years of devotion In
the ministry, covering already over a
quarter of a century, well entitle him to
l this crowning glory. He deserve* It.
Those who have witness's! hi* deeds from
l 87: until 186 a# levlte. priest and bishop,
would hnil hi* uplifting to the pinnacle
of power with canticle* of Joy.
The Walter Wouldn't Lend.
j New Y’ork Letter In Pittsburg Dispatch.
A curious tase of highway robbery I*
l>e4ng Investigated. A waiter at Delmon
| IcO's was held up and assaulted early yee
j terday morning. Hl* assailant, on being
arraigned, tod the magistrate that he had
dined at Delmonico’# for flve nights. Dur
ing that time he calculated that he had
1 bestowed on the waiter in question tl.-
552.35 in tip* He was a good waiter But
this lover of good living found himself
fearfully embarrassed yesterday morning
On meeting the waiter he requested a
loan, and upon being haughtily refused
though he had enough of a proprietary In
terest In (he waiter, and. therefore, pro
ceeded to knock him down. The question
of ownership will be settled in court.
THE WORLD GROWING BETTER.
MVURAH HIMKTF.IH DMKTTM THE
II Was Oae of Greal Vteltgloas Prog
• *•••—The Greatest Hrllgioaa
velopßiieat la lb# World’* History
llftnfen Its (Iprslng and I lo*lna
Hoar*— I Th# Evil Elements Moy He
Mar* strongly Or*aas#d Than
They Have Ever Mr*n But Ihe
Ghnrehes Ar# H#tter rganlk#l to
Overcome Them—A loser Draw
ing I oßrtlifr of Dcaonilnaiions.
The Future the Goldrn Age.
With th* turning of the p***** of Rl**
tory into anew century, religious es welt
as serular. It is but natural for the stu
dent *f reilg.ou® ffa!ra to review th#
progress of the world during (he nine
teenth century from a religious tand|>o!nt
and to speculate, at least, If not prophecy,
ooncerntng the new century. That the
work) la grcwtng better, and that (he
religious progrers of the nineteenth cen
tury has lew the greatest of the world’s
history all atudents of religions agree
Perhape no more difficult proposition
could be oet to a prophet than to pro
phecy the religious future of the world.
The development of history*, the evolution
of science are comparatively easy propo
sitions to (hat of mapping out religious
events and conditions a century ahead.
The Morning News pre**cnts the views
of a number of Savannah's leading minis
ters mo to (ha world's religious status,
and the prospect of denominational unity.
Bishop Kelley of (he Roman Uathollo ;
Church, Rev Charles H. Htrong. rector !
of 8l John’s Church, and Re#'. John D
Jordon. pM>t or of the First Baptist
Church, are absent from the city. Several
who were seen, while they did no* deal
at length with (he subject, expressed
Ilev. Jaaei \. Fair, D. D., Indepewd
ewt V'rekln terlan ('htarrh.
1 emphasise (he progress of religion and
am confident in the belief that the world
is growing better, slowly 1t may be* but
nevertheless surely and ste.dit> . It seems
to me that this optimlstlo view rests upon
a Arm and broad foundation, which !#
perfectly evident, even to the most casual
and superficial glance back along the
shining pathway of the world'# progren
during the century. Beyond ail question.
It may be Ju#t,y call'd the grandest cen
tury of history. Never. In the same sfr.ice
of time, has the race progressed as rapid
ly or oeen lifted to so high a plane
In this splendid march of the age.reiigjon
has caught step snd kept p, e with the
intellectuwl and ma(erial progress of the
work). In the beginning of the century
It was pre )| *tei that Christianity wis
about to die out. The long and exhaust
ing struggle c; (he Revolution had left
upon the infant nation the usual demoral
ising effects of war.
The chilling and withering tnfL
ence of French Infidelity hung
around Its cradle. Balm "Age of
Reason" wra* the world’s text*h.rk
< hurchc# were few. Bibles and religious
t>.w>fcH extremely rare. In many place.* (he
Huhtiath desecrated. Public men of most
conspicuous position and widest influence
were not only professed nreptics. hut hit
ter and aggressive foes to Christianity.
The prosper for the church did indeed
seem dark; no wonder Ihe hearts of many
failed them for fear. But in the close
of the CHXUTJ-. what do w- „*•’ Th*> •!-
Ilnr un *vry v*n!n looks down upon
a n#w church erected to the wor*h!i> of
80 far from dytn* out. Christianity
waa haver eo alert, ao atrnn*. on influen
tial a* to-day. it in mu itiwlf
throughout the world at the avernae rate
of one church for every day In thr year
In the lons htutory of thr rhurrh it ha?
never, in any k\ Inclutlrd within tt*
fold eo many mrnih-ra. nor ha* ho much
money been lven for Its extension. Tht
century ha wttnewaed the rl*r of thr
*rrat mlaaionary movement*, who*.- im
pulse. like the ocean tide, sweep* around
the earth and touche* every *lu>re. itut
the of rellirton I* Indicated not
only in these (treat world-wide effect*; It
li> shown no ie* ('early In M* reflexive
Influence In our home-land. In the grow-
In* spirit of unity .imonr Chrlxtlans of
the various denonilnatlone In wine and
practical effort* for the amelioration of
man * physical and aoclnl condition, tn the
Inception of such Institution* .* the
Younff Men's ChrMlan Aeo Isllon. the
Voiintt I'aople's Society of Christian En
deavor, the Salvation Army ami the pow
er of the reilslous pre::. !'. J* upon such
evident nr.d gratifying fact* I twcltcate
my belief that religion Is progre*.-|ng and
the world growtrg better The rhurrh
wsp* across (he threshod of the new ,trn
tury with a lofty purpose, a boundlexs
hope and an undaunted eourage.
Many dlfllculttes. no duuht, wtll
lie along Its path: much avll and
many shadow* still linger. but be
i yond the *ha.lowa the future I*
tilled with the sunshine c 4 n golden
hope. I believe th*, step by step, <bd I*
lea.llng the race onward and upward
through the slow, ami, at times, painful
unfolding of hi* plan, lifting all (he na
tion* to a glorious consummation when
thera wlii he but one nation, one language,
one religion, one Heavenly Father, when
war will be unknown, when the dream of
the old Hebrew prophet will become a
glorious reality, and Ih* knowledge, of
the t*ord shall rover the tarih as the wa
ter rover* the great deep.
The am-lent poets located the
Oolden age of the world In the
paat, I believe It I* In (he future.
I do not know many thing*, but one thing
I feel I do know—eternal love Is enthroned
with eternal wisdom and eternal power
•'He doeth all things well."
Hrv. J. L. acuity. 84. Paul'a Episco
To write about the progress of religion
would require manifold more spare than
is allotted here, and much preliminary- ex
plaining before a standard of comparison
could be fixed. let me Indicate what
such a purview entail*.
In what direction or phase shall we
view the progress or regress' Intellec
tual or moral, material or spiritual, amel
ioration of the poor, or the condition of
woman, refinement of manners or miti
gation of the horrors of war? To assume
• that progretw haa been made |* to beg the
question. It Is to present an opinion am|
declare It a fact. To show the progress
Is a* difficult as 40 prove I*.
W* might narrow our field by comparing
revealed religion with natural. Jewish
with Pagan ami Chnstlanlty with both
j Or. r could limit our Inquiry to Phrls-
I tlan religion. Then another *ct ,>f dlttl
cullle* arise, what age or period wid
rt present the standard of perfect devel
opment? Khu.l It be the nineteenth ck*i.
tury. or the first? Shall It he the prog
ret* of Hie OilhOltC MMMriMM \.t
Ilah. Greek and Homan, shall Inquiry
limited to North or South America. Ku
ropa or North Africa? Who will decid*
that religion in Cuba la better or worse
j than In Georgia*
If we aay the age which produces tha
greatest men la th* best In the seal.',
! then It Is doubtful If we could 10-day
creat* a Senate equal to Moses In legis
lative wisdom. Plato and Homer, Virgil
and Bplctalus will coirjort with Kant or
Browning Th* author of the Book of
Job is a* great as Ooathe The Shepherd
of Tekoah la greater than the Bttrlck
Shepherd Hogg, or Burns. The composite
| perfection of Shakespeare's charnctete
, cannot compare with the portrayal of th*
"raalitad ideal of humanity" by St. l.uke
or St John. We boast of our achieve
ment in circulating the Scripture*. Tie
age which circulate* the book by meehwn-
Ical mean* cannot equal the age whlc.i
produced the author* and hearer*. A
fashionable congregation to-day would
yawn over a sermon like the Eplstlt t*>
the t'oloestdi-e Gur missionary effort* are
our boast But Ih* church In th* past
three centuries. In spite of deadly per
secution and with only fragment* of the
New Testament In her possession, quench
ed the urea on heathen altar* ami P<
on them the unbloody sacrifice, and took
Ih* temples of the heathen Into poeeea
s:on The Alpha-age when the faith wo*
once for all delivered. Is as great as the
Omega-age. when H# shall come again
with power and greal glory. The greal
. *1 period will be quantitative rather t nan
qualitative, when this faith "shall cover
the earth as the waters cover the aea."
It la therefor* difficult to discover the
progress, and It may be delusive to look
The church Is a divine Institution, not
the work of men's hsnds. therefor# we
trit-t. snd not because w "number the
people," or in doubt. Inquire. "laird' Are
there few that be saved’" God's King
dom ha* lie own laws of progrea*. and
He has Its purpose aod goal fixed In His
wisdom We face her altars, we declare
our . reeds In our devotions, we trust ills
trot I The gate* of hell shall not pre
vail against It;" we believe that He Who
founded 111* church In Jerusalem will
perfect |t tn the Jerusalem shove "which
I* the mother of us all." This should suf
Her. Baseom Islhont, Trinity Meth
Certainly h* world I* growing better—
the world if a whole. Some localities may
have retrogradwl. or some sptsclflc traits
of character may have been toned down
Into a feebler form, bill a* a whole the
world is vastly belter than It was a hun
dred years ago.
One thing tha! keeps the most pessi
mistic among u* from recognlxlng It Is
that the wickedness of Ihe wicked I* per
haps not only more pronounced than ever
before, but by rea. on of the telegraph and
daily press Is brought to public attention
after a sort unknown to our forefathers.
The- knew of the crimes of a single com
munity. we know the doings of Ihe whole
world. The murder of a negro In Tsma
rraw*. the massacre of Christians In Tur
key. or the doings of the Chines* In th#
Orient are alike familiar to us.
1 think It unquestionably true that th
wicked are bolder and more blatant than
This 1* because Ihev kNMM
congested In our cities and embolden each
other by mutual enuntenam-e and sup
port. One laid man In a community I*
timid and ape* virtue—a doxen become
bold an ! defiant Thl* I* due tn part to
the fact that In our cities Individuality Is
largely lost ami each man is not subject
to that personal ln*|rrtlon and rrltlelnm
that obtain In small communities with
such wholesome effect.
The world I* more charitable In Its Judg
ments than ever before A hundred year*
ago not to belong to one's own sect waa
tn be on enemy. Witness the perse u
ilnrs of the earl'- Methodists and Bap
tists tn thl* country. Such thing* are
not poaaMe today. Men are learning
the difference* between denominational
bigotry .md loyalty. A federation ol moral
f. Is taking place where one* only
bitterness obtained. A hundred year#
hence w ill w lines* the fulfillment of Mr.
Wesley's dream. "A league offensive and
defensive," between all the force* that
make for rlght*ousness.
Th* publl charities of to-day are on a
-rale unheard of in the past. The rleh
dve their millions and the poor the'r
mites till no class Is wholly neglect 'd,
lieligloua. economic and social questions
: are er.grossing the best thought of our
day. Gf this travail will he born a bet-
I ter and higher order of things Of coura*.
we are making some mistakes and m ist
j super some reverse*, hut each receding
wave wtll add It* volume to th* next
onrush of advancing water* that ahull
mirk anew point In th* world'* Im
Mv strongest reason for believing that
the world I* growing better la not found
In these things that ran be seen, but
because I believe In God. who I* over ail
thing* and has declared Himself the
champion of rlghteousne-s If wickedness
prosper It Is hut for a season, that It may
fatten as an ox for the slaughter. If
rlghleousnee* suffer an ecllime It is that
the gem may shine with greater luster
from a darkened background lie Is over
j ,|| and they who co-labor together with
j Him are a great company and arc bound
| ro succeed.
"But right Is tight, since God I* God;
And right the day must win.
To doubt would be disloyalty.
To falter would be sin."
Rn. Isaac P. Mend**. tolrkv* Israel
The questions you have propounded t#
the ministers of Havannah can be anrorer
ed to my way of thinking. In a very brief,
and In a very positive manner. 1 am an
1 optimist, and a* euch. 1 a.ways look at
the bright side of things, and have never
yet failed to find the beneficial effects of
Its healthy sunshine.
Undoubtedly the world has made rell
gtniiK progresa during the present cen
tury. We see It In the lnerr,*rd number
of places of worship, which have been
i raised to the honor of God; we notice It
In the earnest desire of the people, to be
come better acquainted with the teach
: mgs of pure religion, that they might ap
ply these teachings In their everyday
life; tve discover It In the anxiety of the
moving muss, to sift and to inquire into
the "why," and the "wherefore" of every
religion* requirement, not. however, for
the purpoer of rejecting everything, but
rather with th great object of selecting
the very beat, and adopting It as their
gi ld* through life; we see II in the efforts
of tntelllgftit, educnt<*l men. to eneour
agt me practice, ns well ss to leach the
theory of ,i common brotherhood, having
rea isrsl that religion, whilst It separate*
uion religious ininclple*. unites man
kind upon the hrtmd platform of love and
A hundred years ago. the synagogue,
the mosque and the church, each held Its
own. resenting any Intrusion whatever.
To-day whilst the moeque tlll remains
alone In It* excluslvenees. the synagogue
md the church hive broken the charm
and now welcome all who may f*.-| the
slightest Inclination to enter Ihelr **-
rr.*l precinct*, whether It be tor worship,
i l,r whether It tie for th* purpose of
Ing sympathy and good fellowship.
Hu. h records a* these prove conclu
sively. I think that the world has grown
'letter. *nd serve to assure us that the
good work of progress and enllghtment
will continue during the century whose
lawn we are now enjoying Those of our
descendants who live to see the close of
| the twentieth century, will have a* much
cause to feel proud of It* achievement* as
We of to-day are gratified at the mag
nificent result* of the hundred year#
whtcj, are n-.w numbered among the
!. ™ r ' > bl,t wh '°> *>y the
help of God will never tie forgotten.
I *' *■"' Malkina. Pastor of tlie Chris,
linn ( barrh,
j Th* present century has been one of
moat marvelous period* In the hlstorv of
the world. In all departments of human
activity. What mlehly atrldea have been
tskrn In the paths of the an* and
sciences. In practical philanthropy, m In
ventions, In scheme* for the better gov
ernment of nation*, and th* well-belm.- or
Pctwncx- Hurely .her. hs, b4n 7 won
' i • ,r * • lonr the line of hu .
man affair, pertaining to the w.ir.r. of
natton*. eoromunttle* and Individual l|f
Similar advance has been made also in
the church of Christ. Sectarianism hi
glvcn way. With th. dee.yT?’^,
I om* th* dissolution of parlies, Denomi
national lines are not drawn as oti -e Tha
spirit of unity I* In Ihe air. There has
been a marked softening of religious ,
pertttes snd an Increased recognition of
th. hrolherliood of all believers. The ...
pel has hetm surely winning Its way ,
the world. Despite all hindering h n,,.
eticea It has been "marching on" wi'..,
never-ceasing progress, and ootontlc-*
nurltitudeg have Joined the rni,„t
of God's army on. socloty atou.,
has Issued IM.fIOO.OOU copier of tha
Bible during the nineteenth ce t ,.
tury. Vast numbers of ambassaib r*
for Christ have borne to the people of
home and foreign lands Ihe good new*
of salvation—their ranks ever on the in
crease. and their suoces* growing wit;,
the flight of time. In our own counir.v
no class of the population I* overlooked
or neglected. Machinery of all kinds h>a
been put In opera lion to reach the young
and the old. ihe rich and the poor, th <
respectable and the outcast. lo*t even the
present spiritual Impetus continue, and
who will say haw soon the day shall
come when the Knowledge of Ihe Do id
shall cover the earth as the water* cover
the ***? The usurping prince of this world
has been fast losing ground during the
present century, and the twentieth cen
tury opens with signs of his final defeat.
There are abundant Indications that t
great revival In the Christian Church Is
at the door, not an emotional, but an ethi
cal revlvaL The century which is now
closing was born In the feud of an evan
gelical revival. I'ndouhtedly, ihe next
great movement will be a revival of right
eousness—that Is. the. applies 1 lon of re
ligion to the actualities o( every-day life.
There are streak* In the Kaatern sky; the
coronation day of Ui*' Christ Is cotntng on I
"King out. wild hells, to the wild sky;
King out the false, ring In the tiua;
King In the Christ that Is to be." ,
Iter. Ed. F. took, Wesley Monwmra
ts I fhureh.
The nlnttoeenlh century Is a marvel of
progress. Wonderful has been th# de
velopment of American clvlilga'lon and
wealth, wonderful tha progress tn civil
government, wonderful th* db .ivtrlc#
and inventions, wonderful the facilities of
commerce and International communica
tion But of all the wonders of this
great century nothing Is more wonderful
i hen the pi ogre** of the gospel of Clir'st.
In this ctntury th* gospel his mads
greater progress than In-all the centurleg
* The past one hundred year* have been
p-e-emlnently a period of religious prog
ress. Many Islands of the sea have b*eti
transformed from cannibalism and
agery to the noblest form of t’hrl tlan c|v.
IMz .Hon Christianity ha* posseei-ed th#
whole of the New World. The ports of
Ihe greal Eastern nations, so longe scaled,
tmve been thrown o|>en to the missionary
and to commerce. The very heart of India
has been touched by ihe gospel messago.
The great dark continent has been In
vaded by Immanuel’s forces. Tha heathen
world Is calling upon Christian nations
for teachers, preachers, new llghi new
One who macks Ihe progress of tha
timer end see# how God la tuming the de
velopment*. discoveries and Invention* >f
m* dern time* to account In the promotion
of Hi* kingdom Is compelled to recognize
■hat the world 1* growing hotter.
Evil 1* ever present and perhaps mora
marnlfle.l and organized than ever tie
fore. but to the student of history, dis
cerning the philosophy of events and (h*
signs of the lime*, the triumphant march
of ( hrf*tlan progress le indlspu aM \
Christian effort was never more organ
-IZ-.I and systemat zed than It 1* to slny,
nrd Ih* various Christian ilenomlti.itlon*
are drawing notably closer together In
co-operative effort lo overihrow evil anti
establish th* kingdom of righteousness.
These are significant facts and Indies'.*
gtwai strength and effectiveness for fu
Looking backward over a hundred ytnra
of American history we feel the force of
what Bmerson ha* said: "America Is but
another name for opportunity. Our wool*
history look* like the last effori of Di
vine Providence In behalf of the human
In the great how century soon t. dawn
there are greeter opportunities and re
sponsibilities than we have ever 't >OH!
bffrre. "What God'a people neeJ to im
anxious about Is lo work fully abreast
of the times."
Key. t . A. Ililuu* on the 211th Cen
On the line of Christianity In th* twen
j lleth century In addition to whut Havan
-1 nail's ministers have said, a recent state
ment of Rev. Charles A. Briggs. D. D.,
J who has been prom.nenlly before the ro
; Union* world during the last ten years*
! lie soys; The development of religion la
not marked by centuries; the crises In Ita
development do not correspond with th*
beginnings of the centuries. Hornetir.i.
more centuries than on* are required to
prepare for the crisis, then again th# pre
; imratnry movement* advance with great
j rapidity In a few years. Nevertheless, al
most all the Christian centuries have
\ their distinct oh ira' terlslic*. The slx
i icenth century was a century of reform,
the seventeenth of scholastle ro, rt lon. ilia
eighteenth of free thought, the nineteenth
of reconstruction of theology and life Ho
we know that the twentieth century wilt
have a character of Its own, whether w*
may Ire able at present to define that
character or not.
The whole history of mankind I* th#
divine training of our race. There I* no
caprice, there are no accidents. In history-
Whether we think of a Providential gov
ernment of the world or the evolution of
great original and Inevitable force*, every
rentury Is the legitimate successor of It*
predecessors; those thing* which are to
transpire In U are the children which aro
born In orderly succeaslon of the bridals
which were made by God In the great
tempi* of nature. Then-fore w* may prr
• ilct whal the children will lie from our
knowledge of the parents. That which It
transpiring before our eyes al lift' closo
of the nineteenth eemiyry will Inevitably
bring about that which will be In tbs
A moat sublime spectacle meet* u* at
Ihe close of the nineteenth century. Th*
United Btate*. tn concord with th* grot
European |>owers ami Japan, are united
to bring lo an end th* lasi great outburst
of heathen rage against Christianity.
Whatever th* merits of the duostlon n>oy
be. that Is the essential situation. This
roncord of th* powers, for the first tmo
In history, means that Chin* shall herc
aller lie open to freedom of commerce
and freedom of religion. The only remain
ing hnrTlcr to Christian civilization In tha
world Is Turkey. There can be little doubt
that, so sootl as the Powers have settled
Ihe Chinese question, they will take up
and settle once for all the ever-burnllMt
Turkish question. In the Interests of free
dom of commerce and religion.
Early In the twentieth century thn
Christian religion will have freedom of
acres* to all parts of the world Thl* I*
all that Christianity can ask, for to baa
always prevailed over all other religion*.
There Is no other religion In the world
wulch ha* ever been able to withstand
for any hngih of time the vital power,
the all convincing truth and the moral
vigor of Christianity. The heathen relig
ions melt before It a* snow and Ice to*
fore the breath of springtime The nine,
trenlh century; has been a century of
great missionary activity, of all th* great
churches of Christendom; the seed lot*
been sown freely all over the heathen
world. The twentieth century will be th
harvest. Missionaries have blundered In
China, as elsewhere; but they have had
marvelous success. Their converts have
stood the test of Martyrdom *• truly
and bravtly as theqnartyra of th# primi
tive church. ’s.
It la not rellgtoua enthusiasm hut calm
reasoning, that the close of the twentieth
rentury will witness a Christian world,
not that every on* will be Christian, but
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