topeka daily capital 19 july 1903

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AS JESUS WOULD 00 Run Store and Restaurant as Savior Would. PASTQR SHELDON'S IDEA. A Community in Philadelphia Has Been Started Which Is Based 6trictl7 Upon Divine Law. I It not the duty of every Christian to conduct his business as well as all the other affairs of life, according to the laws laid down by Christ and the Bible? It seems that there can be but one an swer to this question, and that a simple affirmative. Yet every attempt to carry i out this plain rule meets with more or less derision. Some people appear to think it sacrlligious to combine religion and busi. ness. The task is undoubtedly one of some difficulty. In spite of difficulty and derision, how ever, there are from time to time sincere efforts to carry out business as the Savior would have done it. They have been more numerous since the Rev. Charles M. Sheldon Sheldon wrote his remarkable book, "In His Steps," in which he showed how all the affairs affairs of a community could be conducted strictly according to the divine laws. Now" a community has been started in Philadelphia which is based upon the same principle. It is called simply t'The Church of God." This is a strong and straightforward straightforward beginning. The community is situated situated in the vicinity of Fritzwater and 6Uteenth streets in Philadelphia. It is not an Isolated community like most others of a similar character, which have been started. . It aims to spread gradually through the great city, converting those living in the neighborhood by the force of example. The members obey literally all the laws and commandments- commandments- laid down in the Bible both in the Old and New Testaments, pay ing, of course, special attention to those of the latter. First of all they obey the golden rule, "Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you.' They obey strictly the Ten Command ments. They endeavor to carry out to the . letter all the pure and noble teachings of the New Testament They do not lay up treasure of gold and silver, but live only to spread the Gospel among their fellow fellow men. They will not take money or payment of any kind for preaching the Gospel, but work only that they may have a little money or time to devote to religious religious work. The Church of God has been quite successful successful in Philadelphia. Its members are steadily increasing in numbers, and have set an example of good behavior to every : body. The wayfarer realizes that he is in their neighborhood when he sees the start-llngly start-llngly start-llngly religious signs over all the stores and places of business. These may not seem in perfect taste, but doubtless they are used with all reverence. The brethren brethren are a simple people, as all who attempt attempt such experiments are. Over a very ordinary looking grocery store at the corner of Sixteenth and Fits-water Fits-water Fits-water streets you are astonished to read: t Church of God Grocery, : : Conducted by Saints of Christ. : The hungry man approaching a Fits-water Fits-water Fits-water street restaurant In quest of simple food is confronted with the words: : Church of God Restaurant. : When a woman of this neighborhood goes out for a spool of thread she reads upon the door of the dry goods shop: t Daughters of Jerusalem. : : Noah's Ark Store. : A reporter wandered through this neighborhood neighborhood the other day. The houses, set shoulder to shoulder in straight rows, seemed deserted. Two men approached eaoh other, their footsteps resounding in the silence, and with' affectionate smiles they kissed each other. The inquirer entered the grocery store on the south side of the way, between Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets, and said to the man behind the counter: "What is the meaning of all these religious religious signs? Your sign here Church of God Grocery what does it mean? And Just now I saw two men kissing each other. What did it mean?" The young clerk whose name was James Jackson smiled. "The meaning of all these things, sir. Is," he said, "that we are living back washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet. The young man said that in other re spects ' his church resembled the rest of 4he Christian churches, pnly it was stricter. "Our Bishop Crowdy is a great proph et," the young man declared. "What has he prophesied?" "He prophesied the Topeka flood, the Martinique disaster and the , assassination assassination of McKlnley." Then in detail he' told how Crowdy had prophesied the McKinley assassina tion and the Tqpeka flood. Bishop Crowdy could not be seen him self, as be was in Washington. Two years ago he came to Philadelphia a stranger. Brother Jackson then explained the- the- nature nature of the grocery he conducted. ' "I conduct it," he said, "for the benefit of the leaders of our church. We pay, you see, no salaries, but the leaders must live. They live by working, not "ty preaching. They preach to save souls, and to make enough money to keep them they run grocery stores, restaurants, printing offices and dry goods stores." The church is in Quaker City hall, at No. 1416 Fitzwater street. This hall is very old and shabby, though its auditorium auditorium is of good size. The galleries and stairways leading to the auditorium are tumbledown. The followers of the new creed need a new church, and they think that they will have one soon. They are not rich, but they have made their quar ter of Fitzwater street very picturesque. The members of this new church are. to a great extent, copying the example set by the founders of Philadelphia, the Quakers, over two hundred years ago Their principles were literal observance of the Scriptures and extreme simplicity. simplicity. The same idea is being attempted by the Doukhobors, sometimes called the Russian Quakers, who have been driven to Canada by the Russian government They have taken the injunction "Sell all that thou hast and give to the poor" so literally tnat tney nave given or thrown away all that they have until many of them are starving. It is less difficult to apply the literal injunctions of Scripture to a specially or ganized isolated community in the coun try man it is to a business such as keeping a store in the city. If you do not observe the ordinary laws of trade how can you pay your rent and keep going? going? Nevertheless many people have tried to apply religious principles to the storekeeping business. One man thinks he. has solved the problem by giving no credit. Thus he saves his customers from the sin of running into debt. New York American. WOMEN WHO WOULD VOTE Great Gain of the Female Snffrage Movement Attracts Attention. Increasing: evidences that the cause of woman suffrage is gaining ground throughout the world compel the inquiry whether the "women who want to vote" are not now n a fair way to win a universal victory. A majority of the bills passed by the Colorado Legislature at Its last session were either introduced by women or directly In their interests, and the feminine influence on legislation was declared to be distinctly elevating and healthful. In far off New Zealand we find Premier Seddon, one of the bitterest bitterest opponents of woman suffrage before before its introduction into that colony, now warmly qommending the system, having having been "thoroughly converted by its practical workings." New Zealand was never so prosperous as now, and the interest manifested by her women cit izens in the welfare of the colony is evidenced evidenced by their active participation in public affairs, says Robert Webster Jones in the July Housekeeper. The compilation compilation of the electoral rolls in New South Wales shows that about 300,000 men ana so.uoo women are qualified to vote at the next legislative elections. An interesting point is that, in nearly one-third' one-third' one-third' of the electorates, the women voters outnumber the men and will, consequently, consequently, absolutely control the selection selection of legislators in these districts. However, However, it need not be assumed that the women will choose members of their own sex exclusively where they have the right to dictate who shall hold office. In many of these districts men of worth and judgment will be elected by women constituents, constituents, Just as Indistricts controlled by men women have often been mg the successful candidates. In this connection the following reasons for believing in woman suffrage recently recently given by Bertha Rlrsch Baruch, of Philadelphia, are of interest: 1. Because, woman like man, was created created a reasoning being, notwithstanding the attempt of many men to prove the contrary. 1 Because a woman is an individual, responsible for her actions to her fellow men and women, and as amenable to the laws of her community as man. Hence, she Is neither an irresponsible child nor an idiot, as we are led to infer from the statute book's ommissions and commis-sions. commis-sions. commis-sions. 3. Because her importance in the affairs affairs of the family, the city, the state, the country, is at least as great as that of man, if not greater. . ..... . . - . . in tJiDie times a own nere. "Back in Bible times?" "Yes. indeed. We ealute down here with the holy kiss; we wash one another's another's feet, and we avoid all sinful habits. We do not drink or smoke. We belong to a new church, the Church of God. Crowdy is our leader and our prophet. W. S. Crowdy, who lives over the shop." The young man took out of his pocket a handsome Bible. "The Church of God is young." he said, "but already has 2,000 foi!iwrs Vi Philadelphia. Philadelphia. It is based oh the Scripture". Let me show you our authority for all the things we do that may seem strange to you." He opened the Bible at the sixteenth chapter and sixteenth verse of the Epistle Epistle to the Romans. "All of us 2.000 followers of the Church of God kiss one another whenever we meet. Why? Because the Scriptures tell us to." and he read from the Book the verse: Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of. Christ salute you. "Foot washing," he said, "Is done when a new member Is admitted. The acting minister washes the feet of the new person. person. The thirteenth chapter of St. John Is our authority for this ceremony." He read: He rlseth from supper and laid aside his garments: and took & towel and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the tewel wherewith he was girded. 6o, after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them: Know ye what I have done to you? Te call me Master and Lord, and ye say well, for s I am. It I then f our Lord and aiaaUr, have CAUGHT THE GHOST. The Bays of an Arc Light Scared a Lot of Nervous People. The ghost which has been frightening people on the Edgmont avenue side of Chester Rural cemetery has been put out of business. The specter was of the vaudeville vaudeville order, dancing a weired fandango over a grave and- and- prouueing a hair-raising hair-raising hair-raising hair-raising spctac!e. ' The ghost was caught at work early this morning by a late-returning late-returning late-returning news paper man, who entered the cemetery, and found that the . spectral shape was caused by the rays of a distant are light shining through the branches of the trees upon the side of a polished granite granite shaft, the moving of the brancs giving the appearance of the death dance. Chester. Pa, Correspondence Philadelphia Philadelphia Record. AFTER THE TRUSTS Action Will Be Taken Against Some Operating in Florida. Considerable stir was caused in business circles here by the announcement that Attorney General Knox- Knox- had sent directions directions to United States Attorney Stripling, Stripling, In Jacksonville, to begin proceedings against certain alleged "trusts" la Flor. Ida under the Sherman anti-trust anti-trust anti-trust law. The concerns mentioned are a wholesale wholesale grocery company located In Jacksonville, Jacksonville, with branches In Tampa, and other points; the Consolidated Grocery company, company, Wholeshale Grocers association, the Jacksonville Fish and Ice company, the Brokers association and the Retail Grocers association. Charles A. Tyson, a merchant of Jacksonville Jacksonville made the complaints upon which action has been taken. Tampa Correspondence Correspondence New Tork Herald, painstaking comes part printed at nature but papers their to say during Legislature of of cause of The recent report F. the with deals stock subject, gives We Biennial Pastor-alist published and Co-burn, of 1,127 of of certainly book in of in of of chief taken the meetings days, lady meeting vote laws and of He was the

Clipped from The Topeka Daily Capital19 Jul 1903, SunPage 13

The Topeka Daily Capital (Topeka, Kansas)19 Jul 1903, SunPage 13
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