El Paso Daily Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 25, Ed. 1 Monday, March 20, 1905 Page: 3 of 8
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First Methodist Church..
At the First Methodist Episcopal
church last night the pastor, the Rev.
Charles U. Dalton, preached on the
ninth commandment: “Thou shalt
not bear false witness against thy
neighbor." Ex. 20:16.
He said In part:
Perhaps a strict and literal Interpre-
tation of this commandment would
require us to say that it is directed
not against all lying but only that par-
ticular form which Is “against thy
neighbor." It is the untruth which
injures our neighbor which we are for-
bidden to speak. But closer attention
to the spirit of this conimandment and
the basis upon which it rests serves
to convince us that it really takes in
every form of untruth. For in the last
analysts, every lie Is against our
neighbor. Truth is the only safe basts
upon which to rest our human rela-
tionship. A lie always reacts unfavor-
ably, in the long run, whether told in
our own Interest or in the Interest of
The very integrity of human society
demands truthfulness between man
and man. The slightest reflection will
convince you of this. Take illustra-
tions in two realms. First the spirit
of truthfulness IS eSSefitlarih fill com-
mercial transactions. Who could feel
safe in buying a railway ticket to a
distant city If he could not believe
that the agent had been truthful In
stating the fare and in making out the
ticket, and that the railway company
would be faithful in discharging the
obligation thus incurred. When a
boy I listened with Interest to a story
of a poor old negro who had been com-
pelled to pay his road tax twice. The
old man was Ignorant and cobid not
read. A man appeared and, represent-
ing himself as the road overseer, de-
manded the payment of two dollars
road tax. The old man paid and took
a receipt, in a few days the real over-
seer of roads came to collect the tax.
The old man presented the receipt
which had been given. He was quite
taken hack to find when It was read
to him that It read as follows, "This is
to certify that I have lifted two dol-
lars out of this fool nigger's pocket.”
Second, the spirit of truthfulness is
essential In all scientific investigation.
No scientist Is able to make a personal
investigation of all the cases upon
which he bases his conclusions. He
is of necessity dependent upon the In-
vestigations of others. The mistakes
they make are misleading enough:
but think how impossible science
would be if they wilfully misrepre-
sented their work.
There are Indeed exceptions to this
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. You don’t have to come
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demand upon us to speak the truth.
The rigorous ethics of Kant, who
maintains that the demand to speak
the troth Is absolute and under ail
circumstances unyielding, does not
meot the needs of society as It now is.
We are not under obligation to speak
the truth where the right to know
the truth from us has either never ex-
isted or has been forfeited. Suppose
that a tramp stands at the door of one
of the homes of our city. The hus-
band 1b absent. When the wife goes
to the door the tramp Immediately as-
sumes a threatening attitude. The
quickwitted woman calls to her hus-
band, though she knows him to be ab-
sent, and this frightens the unwelcome
and dangerous visitor from her door.
Her deception In such a case is Justifi-
able, because the tramp has put him-
self outside the pale of those mutual
social relations which have truth for
their basis. He has no right to the
truth; bat must be treated as a crim-
inal or a madman.
This principle might be further Il-
lustrated, but it Is not my purpose to
dwell upon the possible exceptions to
the all-embracing demand for truth-
fulness, which will largely adjust
themselves when the spirit of truth
is present, but rather to emphasize
The form of this ninth command-
ment at once suggests to us the court
of justice. The legal name for bearing
false witness la perjury. And per-
jury Is an offense to which a severe
penalty Is attached. We have seen that
it Is a gross violation of the,command
not to take the name of God in vain.
It thus violates two commandments
at once. It is an insult to God and an
Injury to man. It Is a crime which
defeats the ends of justice: and unless
restrained It would speedily reduce the
social order to chaos. Yet this crime
is said to be distressingly common In
our day, and many think it Is grow-
ing. Because of It, It Is exceedingly
difficult, and sometimes impossible to
secure convictions where personal in-
terests, appetites and passions are In-
volved. This is why the gambler and
the illicit liquor seller so often go scott
But the bearing of false witness
against our neighbor Is by no means
confined to the giving of testimony in
a court of justice. ..Whoever uses his
tongue against bis neighbor breaks
this commandment. James tells us
that, though the tongue Is a little
member, It Is a Are, a world of iniqui-
ty among our members, setting on
lire the wheel of nature and being set
on fire by hell; It Is an untamable,
restless evij, full of deadly poison. The
Rev. Philip Burroughs Strong has put
Into rhyme the proverbs of many na-
tions whereby they express the dan-
gerous character of the tongue:
“The boneless tongue, so small and
Can crush and kill,’* declared the
“The tongue destroys a greater
The Turk asserts, “than does the
The Persian proverb wisely salth.
"A lengthy tongue—an early death.”
Or sometimes takes this form in-
Don’t let your tongue cut off your
“The tongue can speak a word whose
Says the Chinese, "outstrips the
While Arab sages this impart.
“The tongue's great storehouse Is the
From Hebrew wit thp maxim sprung
"Though feet should slip, ne’er let the
The sacred writer crowns the whole
"Who keeps his tongue doth keep his
First Baptist Church.
“Spiritual Gravitation” was the
subject of a sermon by Rev. Robert
Bruce Smith, D. D., In the First Bap-
tist church 8unday night.'
Text, “Judas, by transgression, fell
that he might go to his own place,”
"And being let go Peter and John
wont to their own company,” Acts,
The following Is a synopsis of Dr.
Smith's sermon: "These two texts Il-
lustrate a great truth—the law of
spiritual gravitation. Judas by trans-
gression went to his own place; Pe-
ter and John, berag let go. we>nt to
their own company. Just as the ap-
ple, being let go from the branch, re-
vealed to Newton the law of physical
gravitation, so every man freed from
temporary restraints gravitates to
his own spiritual level. Let me cal!
your attention to a few practical appli-
Men Making Their Own Place.
“Every man, for good or evil, is
creating an atmosphere of influence
which not only reacts upon himself,
but also upon those around him. But
we may so magnify the Influence of
our environment as to make ourselves
the mere creatures of circumstances.
Some men excuse themselves by say-
ing: 1 am what I am by force of
circumstances.' In this they dethrone
their essential manhood.
"Men and women are repeating the
act of Judas every day. It Is one of
the common tragedies of life to see
how men, gradually breaking away
from all moral restraints of self-re-
spect. of home and loved ones, make
their own place of wretchedness. You
may try to help such on their feet
for a new start In life, but as soon
as your restraints are removed they
return to their own place. Just as Ju-
“But our second text gives us a
brighter picture. Peter and John
had made for themselves a hand of
kindred spirits In whose prayers and
fellowship their lives had become en-
deared. Their lives were not only
a moral disinfectant In the evil at-
mosphere of society, but they created
for themselves a place of respect and
influence among their friends.
"What kind of place are we making
in society? Around each one of us
there radiates an invisible belt of
magnetism, an -influence, which gives
tone and color to our own company.
“Beyond doubt the eleven disciples
began to be better and braver men
from the very day that Judas left
their company. His influence was
like that o< a typhoid germ, poison-
ous to moral life and endeavor. There
are society sets in this city today
that would be better in every way If
certain ones could be ostracized from
their circle. They are like a drop
of Ink in pure water. My brother,
would your friends, your fraterntfy,
your circle he better If your Influence
werer emoved? Some parents are
making It hard for their children to
serve Christ. Some husbands are
making it hard for their wives to at-
tend church. The place we make for
ourselves helps to make a place for
others at the same time.
“There are certain restralnipg in-
fluences which keep men for a time
from going to their own place. For
three years the blessed Influence of
the Master and the other disciples
restrained the secret treachery of Ju-
das. And for a short time the hands
of the persecutors restrained Peter
and John from Joining their compan-
ions. For all of us there are certain
restraining Influences which hold ns
back front the mural gravitation of
“Much of the BO-eaHed human good
Is simply a inaltor of restraint. There
are the Influences of God's grace, of
society, of the Lord's day, of church,
and of home that keep many a man
back from awful sin for a time. Hun-
dreds of young men come to this
great southwest from the restraining
Influences of a Christian home an.;
Christian Influences In the east or the
far south. Back yonder they were
looked upon os the very models and
exemplars In society and In the
church. Out hera they are gamblers,
Sabbath desecrators, frequenters of
the saloon, of the Sunday bull tight,
and other places of sin, never seen
in the Sunday school or church. How
do we account for their difference In
conduct? Breaking away from the
restraining Influences of their early
home life, they have gotfe to their
own place, their own spiritual level.
Other young men come here front
similar influences, and at once take
their places with their own Christian
companions. This Is the law of spir-
itual gravitation. This is what makes
the breaking of home ties so pro-
foundly solemn an event In a young
man's life. There are also evil in-
fluences that restrain many men from
the better life; wicked companions,
heredity, lack of encouragement, op-
position In the home life to all that
is good, and sinful habits.
The Restraints Broken.
"The words of our text teach us
that some day the restraints will be
removed and the true self will be re-
vealed. Sometimes we speak of the
strangeness of eternity. Yet In a sol-
emn sense there will be nothing
strange about that hour. Judas, by
his own (endencios. had prepared his
own place. Eternity is the revelation,
the illumination of time. Every man
by his own choice and conduct. Is
preparing his own destiny. In this
life we choose our own companions,
form our own habits, fashion our own
character, decide for Christ or again* t
Him, for eternal life or death. At
the end of this life we simply depart
to our own place and to our own com-
pany. If we have made friends with
Christ and His disciples on this earth
we shall depart to be forever with
Him and with them. This will be
heaven. Bat if on the other hand,
we have rejected Christ as our friend
and Savior, and have chosen the serv-
ice of the evil one, we shall depart
to our own companionships. This
will be hell. These solemn truths af-
firm the law of spiritual gravitation."
Yesterday morning at the Presbyte-
rian church Rev. Henry W. Moore
preached on “The Ministry of Si-
lence," using as his text, “None spake
a word to him, for they saw that his
grief was very great.” Job 2:13. ltj
part he said:
It is a great thing in this world to b6
able to say the right word and to do
the right thing at the right time. It
is a great thing to see the fitness of
things, not so much to make an oc-
casion but to enter into the spirit of
the occasion. It is one of the rare, fine
things of human nature.
One morning our distinguished pres-
ident had as ms guest at his breakfast
table his friend. Jacob A. Rlig. Mr.
Riis happened to remark that bis old
mother, over 80 years of age. was
quite Ml In Denmark and ne expected
any day to get a summons to cross
the Atlantic. Interrupting the break-
fast the president called for writing
materials and Immediately sent to her
the following message, “To Mrs. Riis,
Rlbe, Denmark, Yoar son is breakfast-
ing with us. We send our loving sym-
pathy. Theodore and Edith Roose-
velt.” Mr. Riis said in speaking of
the Incident, "1 do not expect to have
to go home now. MyStcople have such
a high opinion of the United States
and its president what after dear moth-
er gets that cablegram, I expect she
will be so overjoyed that she will get
out of bed and live ten years longer.”
But It was
to do it.
There Is a time to keep silent and
a time to speak, and the art of keeping
quiet Is often most praiseworthy.
“None spake a word to him for they
saw that his grief was very great."
How feeling that was Do you not
Another splendid service" was con-
ducted at the tent city yesterday aft-
ernoon at 2:3ft by Uie pastur, Kt-v.
G, M. Gibson, and the BpAorth league
of Trinity Methodist church.
The Ladles Aid society of the First
Baptist eh tier h will serve 'refresh-
, _____ taenia at their meeting Thursday af-
a beautiful thing in him ternoon from 3 to 5 o’clock. All la-
dies of the congregation including
strangers are cordially invited to at-
tend this meeting.
Next Sunday night Rev, Robert
Bruce Smith the pastor of the Baptist
church will begin a series of popular
see something rare in that? Job sermons on the general subject of
had lost all hiR beautiful, dutiful chit- j "Some Night. Scenes of the Bible."
dren by a succession of calamities, i There will be special music appropri-
ate heart of the patriarch was full of ate for the services every Sunday
grief. His property wa destroyed and
a bodily disease brought him almost
to distraction. His ffHmds vistted him
to show him sympathy, but “none
spake a word for they saw thaf his
grief was great.” They said nothing.
They entered into the spirit of the
occasion. There are times when
words are cheap. Silence la older
than speech, older than song, older
than prayer. It still abides, grave,
majestic, divine. Only here ami there
are thoso qualified or tine enough in
soul to exercise its holy priesthood.
Who of us have not been often
shocked, when bereavement, enters a
home at seeing people who insist, on
seeing the family anti who are per-
sistent to stare upon their grief and
drag Into conversation, what Is break-
ing their hearts? There is no place
where bad taste Is so persistently
shown as in the hours of sorrow.
There are those who would bolt Into
the privacy of sorrow when every
member of the family Is weakened by
the loss of sleep. How much better
a card left at the door, a handshake,
an offer to help In any way, a letter
written with some heart in it. If the
family offer to see you. all well and
good, but to drag It all Into conversa-
tion, 'to sit and stare al sorrow, to
stay when unwelcome, how almost
brutal it is.
1 remark again that when one
makes a mlstep in life —has fallen
morally or financially, they them-
selves feet the sling so keenly, so
bitterly that silence on our part Is
the host. Recrimination does no
good. Some non Is are most sensitive
to their own faults. No one feels the
shame as they do. Then Is the time
to keep silent ami lend a hand of
When dealing with sin the ministry
of silence nt times Ih most effective.
There are times when men have done
grievous wrongs. When they are
slung to humility by your call and
when just a little kindness and com-
mon politeness and forbearance will
do more than scolding or rehearsing
the wrong. 1 do not say that, silence
is nlways best, hut often it Is the
very best. Many a drunkard lias
been Hhained from his cups by Ihe
ministry of silence of some Godly
man or woman.
The ministry of silence. Herein Is
a profound lesson. Know when to
keep sllll. How often God uses the
ministry of silence. You are In trou-
ble. Your trouble may lie brought
on by your own self-indulgence, your
own reckless disregard for God, or
It may be bereavement God does not
scold or chide. He 1$ The Silent. No
voice cornea from the heavens. God
is saving, “Think, con your lessons.”
Ought not this to influence your life?
He leaves you alone with yourself.
There Is a place and a time for the
ministry of silence, Blessed are
I hose who are fine souled enough to
know when to use it.
The Ladles' Aid society of the First
M. E. church will give a pink tea at
the homp of Mrs. A. Hoffman. 009
Myrtle avenue, on Friday, from 3 to
0 o'clock. Front 7:30 to 10 lu the
evqnhig, at the same place, there will
be a church social with an interest-
ing program. A hearty welcome will
be given to everyone.
The Ladles' Aid society of the
Presbyterian church will have Its
spring sale of children's aprons, kitch-
en and fancy aprons and sunlmnnets
next Thursday, the 23rd, In the room
uext door to the Occidental restau-
rant on Utah street. Home-made
cakes will be for sale. Also a good-
lunch will he served at noon. Let
every one of us, with our friends, try
to make this undertaking a big suc-
cess. The money cleared will go to
the Easter offering.
Dr. Robert Bruce Smith announced
Sunday morning that plans hail been
matured after several weeks of con-
sideration to open a new Sunday
school in the Highland J’urk addition
vin the first Sunday of April ftt 3 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H Anderson have
kindly offered the use of t.ielr new
homo tn Highland park In which to or-
ganize the school and to house it un-
til larger and more permanent quar-
ters may bo secured The school will
he non-sectarian and for everybody
In Highland park. There Arc already
enough people In this new addition to
form a good school.
In preparation for the coming re-
vival services al the First M E.
church a series of cottage prayer
meetings have heeu Inaugurated. For
the coming week the following have
Tuesday, 7:30 p. in.:
.1. W. Davison, 1001 Mesa avenue..
......................C. W. Evans
Dr. J. H. Parsons, 113 Mill street..
......................(’. B. Dalton
REPORT OF THE_CONDITION OF
The State National Bank
AT EL PASO, IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, AT THE CLOSE OF
BUSINESS, MARCH 14, 1905.
Loans ami discounts ............................ $834,974.31
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured.........t-..... 36,759.35
U. 8. Bonds to socure circulation ............... 14,000.00
Bonds, securities, etc............................ 42,807.60
Banking house, furniture, and fixtures............ 25,500.00
Other real estate owned ........................... 12,685.00
Due from National Banks (not reserve agents),...! 44,041.56
Due from State Banks and Bankers............. 50,647.83
Due from approved reserve agents. .............. 304,667.57
Checks and other cash Items.................... 13,667.04
Exchanges for clearing house.........25,717.22
Notes of other National Banks................... 59,114.00
Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents...... 951.16
Lawful Money Reserve In Bank, viz:
Specte .................................... 138,298.00
Legal-tender notes .......................... 50,000.00 $693,104.37
Redemption fund with U. 8, Treasurer
(5 per cent of circulation)..................... 700.00
Total ...................................... $1,660,530.53
Capital stock paid lu ........................... $ 55,000.00
Surplus fund ................................... 30,000.00
Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes paid... 38,554,62
National Bank notes outstanding ........... 12,800.00
Duo to other National Banks...................$ 82,544.90
Due to State Banka and Bankers................ 156,354.82
Dividends unpaid ............................... 360.00
individual deposits subject to check............,.$1,013,699.61
Time certificates of deposit................ 286,808.89
Certified checks ................................ 6,800.00
Cashier’s checks outstanding ...................... 27,607.69 $1,523,815.91;
Total ...................................... $1,660,530.53
State of Texas, County of El Paso, ss:
l, J C. Lackland. cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief, j
J. C. LACKLAND.
Subscribed nnd tiworn to before me this 18th day of March, 1905.
R V BOWEN,
(Seal) Notary Public.
Correct—Attest: C. R. MOHEHEAD.
J. H. RUSSELL.
Mrs. Mary A. Spencer, 1312 Oclavla
...................W. S. Valentine
Thursday. 7:30 p. m.:
Daniel Huff, 90S Kansas street____
......................C. B. Dalton
J. T. Roe, 1122 Myrtle avenue.....
......................R. S. Crowley
Or. A. P. Morrison, 217 Myrtle....
...................Mrs. ,1. K. Fisk
All arc Invited to attend these serv-
First Christian Church.
Yesterday at the First Christian
church Rev. E. M. Waits, delivered a
sermon on the subject, "To Whom
Shall Wo Go?” taking Ills text from
John 6:6-8. In part he said:
To whom shall we go thou hast the
words of eternal life, John 6:68.
John's gospel is pre-eminently the
spiritual gospel—it Is a gospel of fresfh
things—it Is penetrating, powerful and
keen In spiritual insight, Us sentences
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
Dr. Smith of the Baptist church
will preach for the Y. M. C. A., at Ft.
Bliss uext Sunday at 4 p. m.
Mr, Gillen and the Trinity M. E.
choir sang at the Y. M. C. A. service
at. the fort yesterday at 4 p. m.
The W. M. S, of the Trinity M. E
church will hold their regular meeting
this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
The board of stewards of the First
M. E. church ^111 meet at the close
of the prayer service Wednesday
The ordinance of baptism was ad-
ministered In the Baptist church last
night In the presence of a large con-
Following the morning service at
the Trinity M. E. church yesterday
morning there were five additions to
The second quarterly conference of
the Trinity Methodist church will be-
held al the church Wednesday even-
ing after prayer meeting.
Tuesday at 3:30 o'clock at Mrs.
Shelton’s, 801 North Florence street,
the Missionary society of the Presby-
terian church will meet.
A congregaloinaf"" meeting of the
Presbyterian church Is called for
April 5th to elect trustees and to
hear the yearly congregational report.
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