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VOL. XL. NO. 12,299.
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13S SIXTH STREET
BULLER'S BOLD MOVE
Successful Turning of the Boer
Position in Natal.
HE IS EXPECTED TO PU5H ON
Heater Operatlnc In TraBrraal Ter
ritoryFree Staters Wealeenlas
Treatmemt of Prisoner.
LONDON, May 15, 3:45 A. M. General
Bullet's, turning of the BIggarsberg posi
tion was made by a bold movement. The
Boers had evacuated Helpmaaker, but
were making a stand Monday evening at
Blespoplaagte, seven miles from Dundee.
The corps on the spot "regarded this as a
rear-guard action, Intended to cover the
retreat of the army. At the same time
General Hildyard took Innoba. and it is
reported that the Boers withdrew in dis
order. General Buller, who seems to be
employing his full strength, is expected to
push on. His first marches were 40 miles
in three days. He is thus breaking Into
British territory which has been admin
istered for six months by the Transvaal
era as though It were part of the repub
lic, they holding courts and levying taxes.
His success, therefore, has political aa
well as military consequences.
While Lord Roberts' infantry are con
centrating at Kroonstad, where they will
rest for a day or two. his horsemen have
penetrated IS miles northward. In the
squadron which cut the railway 15 mllea
beyond Kroonstad was -the American
scout, Frederick Burnham.
Two hundred Boers who bad hidden In
the river Jungles near Kroonstad to es
cape service have surrendered to the Brit
ish and taken the oath of allegiance.
According to a dispatch from Bennett
Burleigh to the Dally Telegraph, dated
Thursday. May 10, Paul Botha and Mac
Donald, members of the Free State Volks
raart, demanded that the chairman should
call a meeting to sue for peace, as further
resistance was suicidal, and proposed to
make President Steyn a prisoner.
Nothing definite has been heard about
the expected relief of Mafeking. The Cape
Town correspondents continue to wire
that relief Is imminent, fixing Tuesday or
"Wednesday as probable dates. Inquirers
at the "War Office are told that the news
of the relief will be made public immedi
ately upon its receipt. No word had come
to hand at midnight.
The latest supposition concerning Gen
eral Hunter Is that possibly he Is march
ing up the north bank of the Vaal, with
a force sufficient, in co-operation with
Lord Roberts, to render Boer defense ol
the Vaal frontier Impracticable.
East of Bloemfonteln, General Rundle
Is advancing toward Ladybrand. His
troops and those of General Brabant are
stretched over a distance of 30 miles.
Tho Boers are described as quite disor
ganized and as retreating northward.
President Steyn's Lieutenants trying to
rally them. The same stories of rising
disintegration come from nearly everj
point where the English correspondents
are. Mr. Hollawcll, formerly a corre
spondent at Mafeklng. who was put over
the- Transvaal -border,, telegraphing from
Lourenco Marques, Sunday, says:
"Judging from talks I have had with
the Boers, the end of the war will come
In a month or six weeks. Mr. Stelnkampf,
chairman of the 8econd Raad. who trav
eled with me, said If the burghers were
pressed from Pretoria they would retire
to tho district of the Leydenberg Moun
tains, which had already been provis
ioned. He remarked that he hoped the
burghers would stand firm, but he feared
that they were too broken In spirit. I
gathered from him that the whole avail
able force of the Transvaal is now In the
field, the final commandeering having
taken place last Thursday, and that It Is
only the powerful magnetism of Presi
dent Kruger that Is getting his burghers
At the British hospitals In Bloemfonteln
deaths from fever average from S to 10
The War Office has published a dispatch
from Lord Roberts, dated Kroonstad, Sun
day, May 13. giving the correspondence
between Lord Roberts and President Kru
ger relative to the alleged Ill-treatment of
Colonial prisoners. The Transvaal's reply
was .to the effect that there was no dif
ference In the treatment of the prisoners,
and that only a few who had contro
verted martial law, or who had tried to
escape, or who. It had been suspected,
might try to escape, had been placed In
Jail for security. Otherwise they had been
treated like the other prisoners of war.
Regarding enteric fever, the Government
of the Transvaal said It was prevalent
among the prisoners, and every remedial
measure had been taken.
Lord Roberts replied April 22 that he
was glad to receive President Kruger's
assurances, and pointed out that no dlf
ferencewas made by the British authori
ties In regard to the Boer prisoners
against whom there might be reasonablt
ground for suspicion that they would try
to escape, adding that such exceptions
gave room for abuse by officials without
the knowledge of the authorities.
THE CAMPAIGN IX NATAL.
Bailer's Movements, as Reported by
PRETORIA. Saturday, May 12. VIa
Lourenco Marques). A war bulletin has
been Issued here announcing that the
British are advancing against the Feder
als at Helpmaaker and Tonders Nek. The
burghers this morning attacked Mafe
klng. The telegraphist at Malope says that
a heavy rifle and cannon fire was heard
before 6 o'clock today, and that the Kaf
fir location was In flames within an hour,
and was totally destroyed. At 10 o'clock,
he adds, everything was quieter.
At a meeting of 350 Afrikander women,
held yesterday, it was resolved to ask
the Government for arms and ammuni
tion, and suggest that they do the work
of the men officials In the town, who they
declared, "ought to be fighting at the
front." The resolution was carried unan
imously. The Vojkstem asserts that the British
.prisoners In the hands of the Boers will
first feel the effects of the embargo placed
on tinned meats and c'othlng destined
for the Transvaal at Delagoa Bay.
State Department Investigating: In
the Sonthern Republics.
WASHINGTON. May 14. In view of
the significant references to the enforce
ment of the Monroe Doctrine by Secretary
Root. Senator Lodge and other promi
nent men, the State Department has
taken steps to secure data on the subject.
The burden of these speeches has been
the startling increase of the German col
onies In South and Central America,
which have been regarded as menacing
the Monroe Doctrine. It has also been
asserted that these German colonists
maintain 'their home customs In the new
land," deal almost exclusively with Ger-
many, use only the German language,
have almost autonomous governments
within the limits of the American Repub
lics and are, In fact, little Gcrmanys
The Sate Department has addressed
Instructions to every Minister and Con
sul In South and Central America to In
form the department fully on all points
to which reference has been made. Of
course. Germany is not referred to by
name, for such a direction might natur
ally give umbrage to the German Gov
ernment. The circular applies to colo
nists of all nationalities, though It Is, of
course, expected that the Consuls, in com
piling their reports, will differentiate the
Important Matters to Be Considered
CHICAGO. May 14. The M. E. Con
ference today adopted a motion, made by
Bishop Hurst, that a commission be cre
ated by the General Conference consist
ing of one delegate from each district
to select 129 delegates to the Ecumenical
Methodist Conference In London. A lit
tle politics was Injected into the pro
ceedings by a resolution to allow dele
gates the privilege of vacant seats In
their delegations for their friends. This
was opposed, on the ground that It gave
too much operation for lobbying, and
The time of the session was extended
to hear Chairman Buckley's report No.
2 from the committee on episcopacy, the
report being on the effectiveness of the
board of general superintendents. The re
port, which was adopted after a short
debate, recommended that the whole list
of present acting bishops be declared ef
fective. The conference then adjourned
for the day.
Following the choice of bishops will
come tho election of editors for the var
ious Christian Advocates and of secre
taries for the different church societies.
The book concern committee is expected
to report on the consolidation or aband
onment of several of the unprofitable
weeklies Wednesday, and the number at
editors to be voted for will probably be
smaller than at any previous conference.
The questions of the right of women to
seats in the general conference and of
laymen to representation in the annual
conference will. If possible, be taken up
later In the week. Following this the
committee on the state of the church will
deal with the question of amusements
and what to do with the discipline on
The committee on temperance, of which
Samuel Dixie, of Michigan, is chairman,
and of which Congressman Johnson, of
North Dakota, author and champion of
the anti-canteen law. Is a member, adopt
ed resolutions today which. In the minds
of a. number of the committeemen at
least. Is a direct slap at President Mc
Klnley because of his acquiescence in the
decision of Attorney-General Griggs, de
claring the law Ineffective. The resolu
tions are a portion of the report of a sub
committee into whose hands the task had
been placed, and were adopted In the face
of a motion to substitute for them a
minority report from Dr. Jacob Price, of
the New York conference, after a two
hours debate. In which tho members al
ternately arraigned and championed. Pres
ident McKlnley in his stand on the anti
canteen law. The report reads as follows:
'We are. however, chagrined, humillat-
edHand rxasnera'ted "bv the tiuprfte'flnd
absurd construction placed up"on t"fie ant!-'
canieen jaw, so cauea, Dy me Attorney
General of the United States, and with
all due respect to his exalted station we
record the fact that we are pained and
disappointed at tho course of the Presi
dent in accepting as final and satisfactory
an opinion without binding force. Such
an abuse of power Is nullification in Its
most dagerous form. Upon the President,
as Commander-in-Chief of " our Army,
rests the responsibility for the canteen
saloon, an evil which he has ample power
to suppress, and which, to quote the epis
copal address, 'la a more deadly foe than
bullets or tropic heat.' We urge upon the i
President an early exercise of the power
vested in nlm trt Via anH flint iv -itVi.-
itv f th, r..n,.nt r.7:..;r?fc.i.-LM
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used to place temptation before the sol- n ,.', v.. t..-... o. . ."l.e saxa ...
dier shall' be used to save him as far as!
possible, from the moral hazards Incident
to military life."
After a stormy session the committee
on episcopacy today decided to recom
mend to the general conference that two
new bishops be elected, to provide for pos
sible deaths on the Board during the next
The time limit for Methodist preachers
seems doomed. By a vore of S2 to 21 the
committee on Itinerancy today decided to
presant to the general conference a re
port favoring the abolition of the time
limit pow before the conference.
IN CENTRAL AFRICA.
Germany Selxlnfj Congo Free State
LONDON, May 15. Lionel Decla, who Is
conducting a Cape-to-Calro expedition,
fitted up by the London Dally Telegraph,
sends by wire and steamer from Uvlla,
north of Lake, Tanganyika, tho following:
"The situation bere is critical. The
Germans have forcibly seized all the Con.
go Free State territory up to Ruzlzl Riv
er, occupying 3000 square miles of Congo
Territory with 1000 soldiers,. 15 officers
"The Belgian officer withdrew from his
station under threat of instant attack.
The Germans burned the station. Their
officers acted on instructions from Mer
lin." Bomb Explosion In Paris.
PARIS, May 15, 5 A. M. Some commo
tion was caused about 9 o'clock last even
ing on the Avenue des Champs Elysees
by the explosion of a bomb under a car
riage of M. Raphael, the banker, who
was accompanied by his wife. The explo
sion occurred Just as the carriage reached
the Junction of the avenue with the Rue
Bolthle. Although considerably fright
ened, the occupants of the carriage were
Dreyfus In Paris.
NEW TORK, May 14. Captain Alfred
Dreyfus left Geneva last evening and ar
rived with his wife in Paris this morning,
says a Paris dispatch to the Herald. The
Government Is much worried by this
journey, which was quite unlooked for.
and will take measures to have him leave
as soon as possible, owing to Its fear of
Tne German Torpedo Fleet.
BERLIN, May 14. The torpedo flotilla
arrived at Mayence at noon today. The'
Grand Duke of Hesse went on board the!
vessel or ine iiouiia commander, and the
guns of the fort saluted. Immense
throngs lined the shores. Two steamers
containing the military and civil author
ities greeted the arrivals.
ACCRA, May 14. Runners who arrived
here today report that Kumassie Is still
closely lnested by theAshantecs, but
that the garrison is holding out. The
Adasis. .neighboring tribes?, threaten the
BekwaI,'who arc loyal to th'o govern
Supreme Court Declares the
Law is Constitutional.
IT APPLIES TO LEGACIES ONLY
Aad Not to Estates As a. Whole Ex
planation of the Progressive
Feature of Ike Law.
WASHINGTON, May 14 The Supreme
Court of the United States today an
nounced opinions in the cases arising un
der inheritance tax provisions of the war
revenue act, and also In a case Involving
the applicability of the state Inheritance
tax law of New Tork to estates com
posed of Government bonds. TheTe were
five decision under the Federal law, and
one under the state law, but two In the
former class applied, as did one of. tho
latter class, to tho taxaUbn of Govern-
SHELBY M. CULLOM, OF ILLINOIS.
"WHOSE RE-ELECTIOX.TO THE UXITED STATES SEXATE IS ASSURED.
ment bonds. The court held that neither ' argued that It cannot operate with geo
under the state nor National enactment J graphical uniformity. Inasmuch as testa
were National bonds exempt from taxa- I mentary and Intestacy laws may differ
tlon. The validity of the general Federal I in every state. It is certain that the
law was affirmed, but It was held to be J same degree of relationship or want of
purely applicable to legacies and not to relationship to the deceased, wherever
the entire estate of deceased persons, the i existing. Is levied on at the sams rate
court holding that the tax Is on the pass- I throughout the United States. The tax
Ing of legacies or distributive shares of. j is hence uniform throughout the United
personality, with a progressive rate on states, despite the fact that different con
each, as separately determined by the sum ditions among the states may obtain as to
of each of such legacies or distributive I the objects upon which the tax is levied."
shares. The decisions dealing with the ! "With reference to the. ohteetlons to the
feature of tho law. Justice
Justice White reviewed the law at
length, considering the question whether
the law applied to entire estates or mostly
to legacies. The opinion took the ground
that It was the intention of the act to
Impose a tax on legacies only. He also
said the contention that the tax was a
direct tax and was. thprpfmv iminntl.
tional. was untenable, as also was the !
contention that the matter of inheritance
taxes was one for- state regulation only.
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provision of the Constitution was not Mo-
lated by the law, as that was merely geo- .
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tatcs. consisting of United States bonds, .
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bonds were subject to this tax.
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down by Justice White covered the case
of Eben J. Knowlton and Thomas A. Buf-
fum, executors of Edwin F. Knowlton,
brought here from the eastern district of
New Tork. The opinion of the Circuit
Court was adverse to the validity of the
law, and accordingly lt was reversed. The
dplnlon is a very luminous one, and dis
cusses exhaustively every phase of the
law. Referring to the "progressive"
feature of the act. Justice White said
that it was conclusive that it created no
new subject of taxation.
"It simply provides," he said, "for the
progressive rates on property mentioned
In the opening sentences, which is de
scribed exactly as It was In the act of
1S64. Now, as the act of 1S64 taxed not
the whole estAe. but each particular leg
acy or distributive share, the conclusion
cannot be escaped that the present law
does the samo thing, except that there ls
added thereto a progressive rate."
Then he took up the question as to wheth
er the law commands that the progressive
rate shall be measured by the amount of
a legacy or the personal estate, the con
clusion being reached that it was not the
Intention to tax the entire estate, but the
"separate and distinct sums or Item3 of
personal property passing." The conclu
sion then was announced that the tax
is "on the legacies and distributive shares,
the rate being primarily determined by
the classifications establishing progressive
Increases, according to the amount of tha
legacies or shares." Continuing on this
line the Justice said:
"As the whole amount of such personal
property as aforesaid relates to the sum
of each legacy or distributive share con
sidered separately, lt follows that all leg
acies below $10,000 are not taxed, and that
those above that amount are taxed pri
marily by the degree of relationship oi
absence thereof, specified in the fle clas
sified conventions contained in the statu e.
and that the rate of tax is progressively
increased by the amount of each separate
legacy or distributive share. This being
the correct Interpretation of tho statute. It
follows that the court oelow erroneously
maintained a contrary construction, and
therefore, the tax assessed and collected
was- for a larger amount than tho sum
actually due by law."
The decision held that the tax was not
a direct tax within the meaning of tho
Constitution, but a duty on an excise tax.
Within the point of "uniformity," as re
quired by the Constitution,. Justice White
said the. Constitutional requirement as
geographlcal, "considering the text." He
"It is apparent that the word 'uniform
means 'equal and uniform,' in the sense.
now asserted by the opponents of the
tax. the words, 'throughout the United
States,' arc deprived of all real signifi
cance and sustaining thy contention must
hence lead to a disregard of the elementary
canon of construction, which requires that
effect be gfven each word of the Constl
tlon. "One of. the most satisfactory answers
to the. argument that the uniformity re
quired by the Constitution Is the same as
the equal and uniform clause which has
been embodied In so many of, the state
constitutions result from a. review of the
practice under the Constitution from the
beginning. From the very first Congress
down to the present date. In laing duties.
Imposts and excises, the rule of Inherent
uniformity, or. In other- words, intrin
sically equal and uniform taxes, has been
disregarded, and the principle of geo
graphical uniformity consistently en
forced." On. another point of uniformity he said:
"It is yet further asserted that the tax
does not fulfill the requirements of geo
graphical uniformity for the foliating
"As the primary rate of taxation depends
upon the degree of relationship or want of
relationship, to a deceased person. It Is
xne review wnicn we nave made ex
hibits the fact that taxes Imposed with
reference to the ability of the person upon
whom the burden is placed to bear the
same have been levied from the founda
tion of the Government. So also some au
thoritative thinkers and a number of eco
nomic writers contend that a progressive
tax Is more just and equal than a pro
portionate one. In the absence of Con
stitutional limitation, the question wheth.
er lt l3 or ls not is ief-isiame and not Ju-
diclaL The ge consequences which, lt
ls must , In the future
,f r,ght to ,evy a pr0Bresslve tax be!
recognized. Involves In Its ultimate as-
t the mer6 asscnlon that free and
reprcsentatUe government is a failure,
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foreshadowed, unless the courts usurp a ,
i PUim lCbUiautu xutiuuuii. ii .ihrt:
! should eer arise where an arbitrary and
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other form of tax. It will be time enough
to consider whether the judicial power
can afford a remedy by applying Inherent
and fundamental principles for the pro
tection of the individual, even though
there be no express authority in the Con
stitution to do so. That the law which
we have construed "affords no ground for
the contention that the tax Imposed is
arbitrary and confiscatory Is obvious."
Concluding, he says:
"It follows from the foregoing opinion
that the court below erred In denying all
relief, and that lt should have held the
plaintiff entitled to recover so much of
the tax as resulted from taxing legacies
below $10,000, and from increasing the tax
rate with reference to the whole amount
of the personal estate of tHe deceased
from which the legacies or distributive
shares were derived."
Justice Brewer dissented, on the ground
that the progressive feature of the tax
is a -violation of "uniformity," but con
curred on all other points.
In cases Involving the right to tax in
heritances consisting of Government
bonds, which were handled, in an opin
ion handed down by Justice Shiras, the
"We think the conclusion fairly to be
drawn from the state and Federal cases
is that the right to take property by will
or descent ls derived from and regulated
by municipal law, that In assessing a tax
upon such right or privilege the state
may lawfully measure or fix the amount
of the tax by referring to the value of
the property passing, and that the Inci
dental fact that such property is com
posed In whole or In part of Federal se
curities does not Invalidate the tax or
the law under which it Is imposed."
This opinion was rendered in the case
of Piummer vs. Controller Coler. of the
City of New York, and Involved the state
law of New Tork.
Solicitor-General Richards, who conduct
ed the case for the Government before the
Supreme Court, later In the day made
the following statement in explanation of
the provisions of the law:
"The tax on legacies and distributive
shares. Included In the war revenue act
of 1S0S, Is graded In two ways, according
to the degree of kinship of the legatee
and according to the value of the legacy.
TO ADJOURN EARLY
No Hopes for Passing the
Nicaragua Canal Bill.
ALTHOUGH FAVORABLY REPORTED
Quarter of a Million for Improving
tne Month ox tke ColmaTaltt
WASHINGTON. May 14. Senator Mc
Bride, speaking of the action of the com
mittee on tho Nicaragua bill, said that
he had always left Instruction with Sen
ator Morgan that whenever the canal bill
was to be voted on his vote was to be
counted in favor of the bill. He onlx
consented to hearings on tho statement
that they would onlyvjelay the matter two
or three days, but also stated that tha
hearings would not change his opinion. k
and that ho would vote for the Nicaragua
route. He says he- will vote to take up
the bill at the first opportunity. Not
withstanding the report on the bill, thers
ls not tho slightest possibility of lt pass
ing the Senate at this session.
Already the notice has gone forth that
Congress must adjourn by Juno 15, and
a- statement said to have come from the
White House today confirms this, which
means that the canal bill cannot pass.
More than this, tho President Informed
the Pacific Coast delegation that called
on him some time ago that while he had
no objection to the bill passing the House,
he did not think it ought to become a
law at this session.
Hanna's vote against the bill Indicates
the purpose of the Republican leaders who
are opposing the bill while the treaty la
hung up and before tho Walker commis
Money for the Columbia.,
Senator McBride today offered an
amendment, favorably reported by the
commerce committee, appropriating 250,
000 toward improving the mouth of the
Columbia. This amount is to be expended
in repairing the existing Jetty and in do
ing other preliminary work in anticipa
tion of a full appropriation next year. He
also offered an amendment, favorably re
ported b" the public lands committee,
appropriating &000 for making an Inves
tigation with a view to adjusting the
claims of persons who entered lands
within The Dalles military wagon road,
Representative Lacey, of Iowa, has con
tributed a very interesting chapter to the
political literature of the day, which will
be of benefit to the Republicans in the
coming campaign. He has printed, as a
part of his speech, statements showing
the conditions of the country under the
Democratic Administration of four years,
taking occasion, by the way, to commend
the good action of PresidentrCIeveland la
standing for sound money in the face of
Democratic clamor, but pointing out how
the Democratic promises and attempts to
legislate on economic subjects generally
resulted in such disasters to the country.
As every one knows end It was pointed
out very clearly In the message of Presi
dent Harrison to the session of Congress
which convened in December, 18S2, th
United States has never been In a raore
prosperous condition than lt was In that
year, when lt decided to turn the entire
Gov ernment over to the Democratic party.
What f olIowedTn the. four years, beginning
in 1S93 and ending In 1S97, when a Repub-.
Hcan President was Inaugurated, ls still
stored in the mind of every business mait
and many of the working men and farm
ers throughout the country. Representa
tive Lacey accentuates this by showing
from the newspaper accounts what took
place In those years and what, followed
under Republican rule, making a con
trast In favor of the Republicans which
should certainly continue them In power.
More than this, he takes from Bradstreefsr
tho monthly reviews of trade and prints
them side by sde. comparing 1S33 with
1S57. 1S34 with 1S9S. 1S95 with 18S0, and 1SD5
with 1S00, as far ao this year has pro
greteed. Those years in the early 303
show constant shutting downs, men out
of employment, millions of people In pav
erty ?nd the worst poes.ble conditions for
the laboring men and the farmers. The .
other four vears show the opening ot
mills, employment of men everywhere,
better prices for farm products and in
every other way a most prosperous condi
tion of affairs
While lt might be necessary. In being
absolutely fair, to say that perhaps these
conditions were not wholly due to politics,
yet It ls well known that the Wilson tariff
bill did close down many factories and
retard business all over the United States,
but the threats of what the Democrats
would do If they had an opportunity
caused even more damage than what ac
tually took place in the bill as lt finally
passed. More than this. It was known,
that the Democratic ascendency In all
brarches of the Government seemed &
menace to everything In the way of Indus
trial development, as the Democratic
party has always stood In tho way of pro
gress. At the same time.. In taking the
conditions of the preset'. It would be
absurd to say that In passing over to
Bryaniero, free silver and all the other
Isms which he stands for, the country
would be better off than lt ls now, wheaf
lt 1s certainly on the top wave of pros
perity. The lesson of 1893 ought to fee
fresh enough in the minds of the people
to convince them that they should not
make another mistake.
NEEDS OF THE CHURCH.
Aew York Minister on tbe Effect el"
SAN FRANCISCO. May 14. Rev. T. J.
Wills, of New York, read a paper be
fore the Presbyterian ministers of this
city today on "The Greatest Needs of the
Church." He deplored the tendency of
ministers to try to hold thelrx congrega
tions by preaching materialistic sermons.
Speaking of the higher criticism, he saldx
"We ministers dare not contend against
higher criticism dare not contend against
lt for fear of being spoken of as unlet
tered men. What shall we have left It
this work ot unbelief continues? We need
nothing so much as a thorough revival
of Pentecostal religion. Science, In its
most erratic and irreverent days, never
did one thousandth part as much to un
settle confidence In the divine revelation
as the Immature, half-digested and un
demonstrative theories which our critics
have been putting forth have done. It Is
not the Bible which Is suffering at their
hands, but lt is the faith In the Bible
which Is Imperiled. They might as well
shoot peas at Gibraltar with a child's
popgun as to try to undermine the good
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON, May 14 Today's state
ment of the Treasury balances in the
general fund, exclusive of the $150,000,000
gold reserve in the division of redemption,
Available cash balance fl43.402.61t
Gold -: 74,730,143
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