Trinity Echo: Volume IV, Number 10
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U> 2*73 VlA^U V OL. IV. Denver, Colo., February, 1899. No. 10 THE TRINITY M. B. CHURCH. REV. C. M. COBERX. Pastor. Ye editor wants items of news for the Echo. Miss. Williams wdl take your items and we are then into the appropriate columns for perusal by the reader. Send all items of interest to her for this purpose. Expansion. The sentiment embodied iu the word expansion is the uppermost political thought in the popular mind. To expand or not to expand is the question politicians and those in authority are asking each other. Like most questions there is mere argument in thought than in words. Misunderstandings at times cause much useless discussion. Pet words like pet theories sometimes throw disputants into violent expressions altogether inapplicable to the real question at issue. It has never been understood that acquisition of territory or enlargement of boundaries constituted American expansion. To be sure states have been added by the dozen since the Union was founded, which states have been carved out, of territory acquired by peaceable and martial negotiation. But the addition of states does not measure Ameri can expansion. America might own so to speak the whole earth and be much less expanded than now. While our government is looking at the Philippines let us not lose sight of America. The war with Spain did not settle the domestic questions agitating the American miud before the war began. Embalmed beef and the petty jealousies of civil and army officers may attract momentary attention but the undercurrent of thought flowing in the mind of the common people (and we are all common people) concerns other subjects. Much is said about expansion of our cpayern&^toL It has boen found necessary by those engaged in the expanding business, to first expand our standing army. We believe in expansion, but we are fearful of that kind of expansion that requires an army to aid it. Our nation has expanded fare more in other directions thau to the westward. Its expansion has been of a sort inimicable to war. War is often necessary but a large standing army is not necessary to aid a free and enlightened people in their enjoyment of our national greatness, neither was it useful in its attainment. The sword has not wrought the greatest things written on the historic page of the closing hundred years. Is it not true that the sight of one sword causes another to be drawn? We believe in expansion. Can we deny the same belief to the half savage Filipino? If we show the Filipinos that our ways adopted by them will expand them will it not be better than making them alien to our civilization by forcing our institutions upon them by war? We do not fully understand their nature and intentions. Can we expect them to more perfectly understand us than we do them? They have been oppressed and mistreated by Spain for many years. They chafed under Spanish rule as we would chafe under the same rule. We know that the rule of England is superior to the rule of Spain. Suppose we were under the Spanish yoke righting for independence would we willingly give up to English rule because the fortunes of war caused Spain to relinquish to England whatever she considered her rights over us? As to the desire of independent the Filipinos have shown themseives of similar mind to Americans. It is not necessary for anyone to haul down our flag from any where it has be-n placed, neither is it necessary for us to go and forcibly haul down anyone elses flag merely for the purpose of putting ours in its place If our government is best for the Filipinos ihey will in due time see that it is best for them and will of their own accord, not only refuse to have our flag hauled down but it will mean to them precisely what >t means t os— liberty protected by law. They have been thought to be slaves to Spain and without much light on the subject they consider the transaction at Paris but a change of masters and not a change from slavery to freedom. If we intend it to be a change of condition instead of a change of ownership it will do no harm to let the Filipinos, the most interested parties to the transaction, know it. Except as intimated by President McKinley at Boston a few days since, they have had no knowledge of our intentions. That speech containing sentiments of supreme patriotism and humanity, scattered among the Filipinos might help our cause on the Philippine Islands far more than several additional regiments of soldiers. Epworth League. G1 ory! Glory 1 G1 ory! God is blessing our league nightly. Wa feel your prayers friends. Keep on praying for us. The membership is rapidly increasing. In the month of January we took in about twenty new members. In our after meetings, showers of blessings have been poured upon us. Praise his name! God has given us souls every Sunday night. Friends if you can't stay down with us, lift your hearts in prayer to God, wherever you are, that he may bless the efforts' made in His uame. Come in with us, and get a blessing yourself. Leaguers! Remember the league does not belong to the cabinet, it is our league. That means each one of us. It is our business to see that our league is out of debt. When a collection is called for let, us respond more heartily. Think of calling for $7 and only getting i>2. Leaguers I am afraid we conld~ have done better. If every one of us give a little we would have the required amount. Let us do better next time. We are having cottage prayer meetings once a week. Leaguers if you want one of the greatest blessings you ever had, come with us. Many thanks to "those Who have 3ff kindly assisted in the singing. The league choir are a wonderful help in the singing. Singers let us just ask you one thing more. He in your places at 6:15. The Song Social given by the leaguers last month was greatly enjoyed. The next social will be given Thursday, March 2d' It is to be "A President's -ocial." Everyone is to wear something to represent one of the presidents. We expect to have a very pleasant evening. Leaguers come and help us have a good time. Strangers in tin* church come in and gel acquainted with us. The cause of'our treasurer"?, Mr. Hamilton's eight by ten grin, is the arrival of a boy at his home. We are glad to hear that Mies Alice Wilson is having a pleasant time on her California trip. We hope to have her back with us the last of the month. We are missing the presence of our ex-president at our league. Where are you Mi" Rienhardt? The Junior League is doing tine work under the direction of Miss Nelson and Miss Mae Hughes. I. N. Rogers & Son, of 1531 Champa street, undertakers, are men whose services may be commended. An old- established firm, whose careful and sympathetic attention to your loved ones in time of distraction and grief, you may be assured of, and whom you may safely patronize. Telephone No. 95. czti,(,mn Tmiotr
|Call Number||C287.678883 T736tr|
|Title||Trinity Echo: Volume IV, Number 10|
|Creator(s)||Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church (Denver, Colo.)|
|Physical Description||4 p.|
Trinity United Methodist Church (Denver, Colo.)--1890-1900.
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church (Denver, Colo.) -- History.
Methodist Episcopal Church -- Colorado -- Denver -- Periodicals.
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church (Denver, Colo.) -- Periodicals.
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