6 REPORTS AND RESOLUTIONS
Amid the awful conflgration the church will survive and
will come out regnant with garments white and unsullied,
move on with accelerated pace to the conquest of the world
P. J. BLACKBURN, Secretary.
JOHN COLEMAN, Chairman.
September 18, 1918.
To the Bishop and Conference:
In the dawn of a new day, when the souls of men are
trying to find themselves it is perfectly natural for the
struggling pilgrims of earth to propound many questions
concerning the live issues of the day. Some are asking
when will this war close and the reborn nations of the
world find a new freedom and live anew under the canopy
of an eduring peace. Others are asking what will this war
of wars cost, in tears, in suffering, in men and in gold?
Yea, what will the result be? Still others are sounding a
compromising note amid the din of battle by saying, why
not close ranks, reform the popular evils of the world be-
cause it is unadvisable to use precious time in blotting them
out, when all efforts should be concentrated upon winning
the war. While our hearts and souls are engaged in the
big 'job" of making the world a safe and fit place in which
to live, every evil that makes man unhappy, whether it be
war or some other hydra-monster, should be attacked now
with "tanks" and other destructive forces until blotted out.
Evils can't be reformed; most people, long ago, have given
up that idea, and time used in an attempted reformation is
time wasted and lost forever. The greatest foe of happi-
ness to-day is the liquor traffic. Its power is greater than
the Kaiser's with his armies and his great engines of war.