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How the Pastors Discharged Their Steward-
shipSubmission and ObedienceWhat
Christ Offers to His FollowersHow Shall
We Be CleansedThe Shadow of St. Peter.
The Si. Paul churches were reasonably
well attended yesterday, and below will be
found reports of some of the more notable
First Baptist.
The First Baptist church was well attend
ed both morning and evening, the pastor,
Rev. H. Cress, preaching at both services.
In the evening he preached from the words:
"And I will bring the blind by a way that they
knew not I will lead them In paths that thoy have
Tnot known: I will make daikness light before them,
and crooked things straight. These things will I do
xxnio them, and not forsake them."12d Isaiah,
There are few things in which the deceit
fulness of the human heart more strongly
evinces itself^than in the readiness with
Which man allows the moral superintendence
of God, and to the ingratitude with which he
practically denies it. That God is the God
of mysteiythat He is shrouded in a dark
ness which no eye can penetrate, is the spirit,
if not the language of a universal creed. To
the Christian this is especially true. To him
the works of creation, the scheme of re
demption, the methods of Divine grace are
full of mystery there is mystery in him and
in everything around him. And yet what is
the practical influence of this conviction
upon our minds, whenever God is bringing
us by away we know not, and leading us in
paths that we have not known? Does it
make us follow Him more implicitly? Does
it cause us to giasp His hand yet more firmly?
Not always I am afiaid. There is still the
desire on the pait of the Christian to sketch
out his own plan of life. He thinks that he
knows the wa}', and at all events would like
to see the end of the way, and if he cannot
see it, his faith forsakes him he thinks that
God is dealing unkindly with him and he
fancies the only cup of happiness which
earth has to bestow, is being dashed from
his lips. Oh! when will men's lips and lives
unite in repeating the same lesson? When
will men's conversation prove, that they feel
that which they would consider it a practical
infidelity to deny, that God is ''holy in all
His ways, and righteous in all His works?"
Let us then learn the lesson of submission
and obedience which is taught us in the pas
sage before us. If it be true that "God's
way is in the deep," and that '"His path is in
the great waters," and that "His footsteps
are not known," we suroly must arrive at the
conclusion that our truest happiness is to go
with God into the deep, to keep close to Him
whilBt we are passing through the great wa
ters never to think of ventuung upon these
untiied depths alone, or yielding to tho lash
and presumptuous thought that know better
than God can tell us, the way that leads to
everlasting happiness. Our text asserts three
things. That God often leads His people by
an undesired and unexpected -nay: "I will
bring the blind bp away they know not I
will lead them in paths that they have not
known." God leads us to infer that this way
shall in the end prove to be the way of hap
piness to them that walk in it, for He says:
"I will make darkness light before them, and
crooked things stiaight." God gives the as
surance that through the way, and to the
end of the way His mercy shall never for
sake us. "These things will I do unto them
and not forsake them."
God often leads His people by an unde
sired and unexpected way. I suppose this is
true in the experience of all. The mysteries
of Providence which distress us most are
those which come nearer home. Wo sup
pose, we believe, wo feel conscientiously per
suaded, perhaps, that wo are desiring noth
ing at God's hands, but what would be per
fectly consistent with our Christian profes
sion, and perfectly lawful accoidmg to the
dictates of Scripture. We know that we are
not lovers of pleasure, we are not devotees of
gold, we are not the slaves of ambition, we
are not inordinate pursuers of any object on
which we could not ask God to smile why,
then, may we not be allowed to chalk out our
own path in life, why may we not be per
mitted to construct our various fabrics of
earthly happiness? Why, brethren! Be
cause if we did, we should be sure to build
them on the wrong foundation we should
mistake sand for rock, and should construct
fabrics for eternity out of the perishable
elements and materials of time. But God.
in mercy, will not let us perish thus. He
sees us while we are eaily and late piling
stone upon stone. He sees us, as it were,
preparing a costly ruin for the tempest and
the flood. Then, before it is too late, before
we have perished beneath the pressure of
our own crumbling edifice, God is pleased to
"bring us by away we knew not, and lead us
by a path that wo have not known" to a
"rock that is higher than we." There we
may build and though the floods may de
scend, and the winds blow, and the rain beat
against that house, it falls not, because it is
built upon a rock.
Marvel not thtn my fuends, whenever
God is pleased to lead you by away that you
knew not, it may b9 by a way that you
would not have desired. Life is full of
changes. Every day and every hour we live
frustrates the purposes and the wishe3 of
millions of millions who seem to think that
in this particular providence, the only avenue
to earthly happiness is closed up against
them. And all thi3 is because they are
blind. They know not the way by which
God is bringing them, or they would not
think He was taking their best hopes away.
One, for instance, is surrounded by relations
and friends who are near and dear to him
without these he thinks life would be no life
then." interests seem inseparably bound up
with his, and he cannot see in what sense or
by what means their continuance with him
should ever become a stumbling-block in the
way to heaven. And yet, in a moment God
"leads him by a path which he knows not,
and takes away from him the desire of his
eyes with a stroke." Another, perhaps, has
an entiie family dependent upon his indi
vidual exertions their hopes, their prospects
of usefulness in life, nay, it may be then
moral training for eternity would seem to
depend upon the continuance of his health
and strength and his power to watch over
them with perpetual care. Yet, in* a mo
ment the chastening hand of God is upon
Lim, causing his beauty to consume away, as
it were a moth fretting a garment. And
what is all this but God "bringing the blind
by away they knew not, and by a way that
God never intended that they should know,
at least in thi3 present state. There are
many things which occur in the course of
God's providence, for which even looking to
moral consequences alone, we are not able to
give any satisfactory solution. Sometimes
1 find myself gieatly perplexed when called
upon to minister comfort to those who have
been called to pass through great trouble.
Brethren, we can give no account of these
matters. We are all afflicted with a common
blindness. "God is bringing us by away we
,vr Jcnow not, and leading ns in paths we have
not known."
i This dark mysterious way is the right way
and will be seen to be so in the end. God
here says: '"I will make darkness light be
fore them, and crooked things straight."
The preacher next proceeded with the sec
ond part of his discourse, showing that the
dark mysterious way is the aight way and
will seem to be so in the end. God here says
"I will make darkness light before them and
crooked things straight." And then in third
place he showed that we have the assurance
that through the way and to the end of the
way God's love and compassion will never
forsake us. Showing why God cannot for
sake us. first because He '*is not man that
He should lie, nor the son of man that ho
should repent." Secondly, because He must
put honor upon His own gift and he con
cluded as follows. Thirdly
God will not forsake us, because he would
thereby tarnish the lustre of the Saviour's
victory. Were God to forsake man, he
must leave him to his spiritual foes he must
leave him to perish. We know that Satan
never forgets his purpose of ensnaring and
destroying souls and were God to forget his
purpose of protecting them, man must be
forever lost, and the Saviour spoiled of his
promised inheritance. But this can never
be. Christ and His Father are one their
glory one their triumphs one and when one
of Christ's flock shows a desire to obey the
good Shepherd at once, and to follow the
track of his Redeemer, even though it be "by
a way that he knows not, and in paths
that he has not known," God will prove to
that poor wandering sheep, that, though he
may be brought through these dark paths, the
darkness shall yet be light and thus through
the way and to the end of the way, the love
of God shall never forsake him.
Let us learn then the lesson of obedience.
At Plymouth church, the Rev. Dr. Dana
preached an able sermon, and so edified his
congregation that they are unanimous in
the desire to secure him as their future pas
tor. His text was:
Acts 5: 15 (1. c.) "That at least the shadow of
Peter passing by, might overshadow some of
This was the subject, according to the
Scripture narrative of bringing into the
city's street, those who were sick. It was
enough to secure for such the healing they
needed, if only the silent shadow of the
Apostle fell on them. Peter himself, now
the leader of the apostolic band, had pro
duced a most profound impression upon
those who heard his pentecostal sermon. Now
fresh from the startling scene with those
who had sought to deceive him by their lie
to the Holy Ghost, with the awe that early
tragedy had awakened attending him, the
multitude, it is said, crowded about him.
All could not of course approach his person,
so they who had brought their sick ones to
see him, in their earnest faith, anticipated
the Apostle's steps, and laid ftheni along his
courbe, so that his shadow might fall upon
them. Thus, it was believed they could be
cured, and in this way they really were
cured. Nor is this the last instance in
which the shadow cast by a truly Christ-like
person, has had a signal power. Well
friends, we cannot hope in the self same
v.ay to bless those in need, now of remedial
help, but this is still true, our own shadows
fall upon the weak, the needy and the sinning
as really as did St. Peter's, and our traveled
ways have those along them who receive
upon their persons our passing shadows.
We raise accordingly this very practical, but
grave question, viz what rssults from our
meeting and passing those who thus for a
little come under our personal influence.
1. In the outset, then, let it be held as
true with all that it involves, that the insensi
ble or unconscious influence flowing out
from us all the while, is the shadow cast for
our characters. Everyone who lives affects
those whom he meets, or with whom he as
sociates. He represents certain sentiments,
incarnates certain principles, feelings, be
liefs, and as he moves daily through the
community, ho cannot help making some
kind of impression. In other words, he
casts a shadow wherever he goes. For this
reason every man is responsible not only
for what he purposely does, but as well for
what he unconsciously does. The very fact
that we are moral beings, having choices
aims and characters of our own, gives us
this power of casting a shadow, and of this
power no one of us can divest himself.
There is a secret, undefinable influence that
everyone possesses, which is really the un
conscious reflection of his own selfhood.
The real power, therefore, of religion lieb
not so much in its written creeds as in the
perpetual and mysterious influence ot its
long line of confessors. In personal charac
ter, let us never forget, resides that invisible
potency which gives to the virtuous their
sovereignty over men, and which, when lost
by crime of any sort, saps off all influence
the statesman's eloquence, the business
man's name. The public will trust them no
more, because that sweet musical accompani
ment, called personal uprightness, has ceased
to follow their words and deeds.
2. Again, notice that it is by this shadow
casting we do our chiefest good or harm. It
is not a small thing for us to be so consti
tuted that we cannot be in the world a single
day without influence of some sort. It's our
characters, varied and variable as they are,
which cast the shadow, and we cannot so
guard ourselves that others shall not see and
teel this projective of our real selves.
What harm, when we think of it,
comes from men who wear
oh for those who, whether as tradesmen or
mechanics, whether as engaged in business
or the professions, shall be embodiments of
genuine goodness, making the World feel the
charm of their earnest piety, because of
which they shall become healers of strife,
and by the mesmerism of a pure heart,-shall
exalt and sweeten the social and oivic life
about them, holding the world to belief in
honor and honesty by the potency of their
character, whose shadow was a perpetual
4. Here, finally, is pointed out one way in
which we may all be of benefit to others. It
is not always our voluntary efforts which do
the most good, nor is it the most eloquently
spoken words that convince men the quick
est. It is by shadow casting we can often
times do more. No one can have a manly
religion and not reflect it. We do not mean
to disparage concious inflnence, nor those
purposes which lift the soul to great
ventures but point to the fact, not
sufficiently noted in these days of hurried
and wearying endeavor, that the Apostle
wrought most helpfully, as he walked amid
the weak and needy, and let fall on them
only his shadow. This is the mother's and
teacher's secret of power. I is the voiceless
shadow cast by their daily life transfigured
by love and sacrifice, which works with most
effect, long after any words they may have
uttered have been forgotten. Deem not, then,
the figure you make before the world as not
worth regarding, for it is that shadow which
gives shape and meaning to your shadow.
Live as if you felt it was a grand thing to be
able to bless and help men by the faith and
piety which overshadows them. Live as if
you believed it was grand to incarnate
personal influence in forms and forces
that shall forever bless and exalt mankind,
that unmistakable earthly look, and stir up
what is low and verminous in ewmp age, and
who live on shadowing over some one by the
use of pernicious talk and sentiments, yet
forget the sovereignty for good, which the
earnestly Christian man gets in the same
way. It was Dr. Johnson who once said,
"No man could be under the same umbrella
with Edmund Burke for a few moments and
not feel that he was the greatest man in all
England," and genial, gifted Norman Mc
Leod of Scotland, wrote in his diary after
visiting the devoted missionary and scholar,
Dr. Barth of Germany "May God make me
such as he, and I will pity Caesar." Of many
sweet and lofty persons could it be said, in
the words in which Dante described Beatrice,
"God seemed in their countenances to re
joice." So will it be a classic story, because
illustrative of that instructive reverence true
goodness excites, that the suffering soldiers
in the Crimean hospitals, in which Florence
Nightingale labored with such a gentle and
pure heroism, used to kiss the shadows she
unconsciously cast, as she moved on her er
rands of mercy through the wards crowded
with the victims of disease and the casualties
of battle. You need not go on foreign mis
sions of love, you need not preach your good
thoughts in order to excite your loftiest
influence, is enough, if just where
you are, you will so live as to make your
shadow a blessing to whomsoever it falls
3. Once more, does not this point out to
us, where we need most to watch our in
fluence. If we would have eur hours of
quiet unconstrained life tally with those lit
up by the inspiration of high Christian en
deavor, we must be at all times and in all
places truly charitable persons.
St. l'aul's Church.
St. Paul's, though by no means im
posing in appearance, is decidedly hand
some within. It is built in the Medieval
style and its beautiful chancel, spacious tran
sept and handsome stained-glass windows,
with other internal arrangements, impart a
cathedral-like air to the visitor.
Yesterday the sacred structure was
thronged by a large and fashionable congre
gation, whose quiet and devout demeanour
bore favorable comparison with that of some
other congregations whom it has been our
duly to visit. The services and anthems
were rendered by the choir in that superior
manner which is characteristic of the ser
vices in this church.
The Rev. Dr. Kidney, of Faribault, of
ficiated, in the absence of the rector, the
Rev. E. S. Thomas.
The reverened gentlemen preached a ser
mon from the 19th chap. 27 verse of St Mat
thew, Then answered Peter and said unto
him, Behold we have forsaken all and fol
lowed thee what shall we have therefore?
It was a scholarly exhortation couched in
chaste and simple language and delivered
with a quite earnestness that at once carried
conviction to the heaits of the reflective, and
commanded the respectful attention of all.
Referring to the conversion of St. Paul,
which is commemorated by the church dur
ing the coming week, the preacher called at
tention to the exceeding amount of self-sac
rifice made by the Great Apostle to the Gen
tiles, in becoming a preacher and follower oi
Christ, and showed that the question contain
ed in the text was as oppobite to the case of
St. Paul, as to that of St. Peter^seeing that
the former was also an Apostle, Behold
said he, we have forsaken all and followed
Thee, what shall we have therefore
The twelve Disciples-suinuiing up their
small self sacrifices up to the time of the as
king of St. Peters question, little
knew the fearful troubles still in
store for them as His. Apostles or
they would not have been so anxious
to know the leward for the little they had
yet done. With the exception of St.
Matthew, the all they had left for Christ was
but little, and the sacrifice purely made
though it was to be tested by an after
and fiery ordeal.
But with St. Paul the case was widely dif
ferent. By both birth and cultivation his
position was much higher than that of any
of the twelve. His father had attained by
distinguished service to tho Empire ihe
proud standing of a Roman citizen, so that
St. Paul was free-born, and as such entitled
to various high privileges. His familv also
were probably wealthy, ki he was educated
by the most learned Rabbi of bis time.
Had he adhered to his native religion,
there is probably no eminence among hia
people that he ought not have attained.
Consider then how much he sacrificed in
obeying the call of Jesus all his present
importance, all his prospective destina
tion, and instead thereof he must
take poverty, disgrace and persecution. Just
ly, then,* does the church claim for him a
place among the Apostles.
Our Saviour replies to St. Peter's question
thus: "I say unt^ou that ye which have
followed me in the regeneration, when the
Son of Man shall sit in the throne of His
glory, yo also shall sit upon twelve thrones
judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
We may infer from these words that some
exaltation is promised the twelve as payment
for their humiliation.
But our Lord goes on to speak words ap
plicable not only to the twelve, but to all
christians: "And every one that hath for
saken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or
father, or mother, or wife, or children, or
lands for my name's sake, shall receive a
hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting
Here, as in other portions of Scripture, He
promises not only a future recompense, but
a present reward for every act of self denial
done for His sake or the Gospel's. And
the truth of this all christians have realized.
What christian does not find that true piety
even on earth bears its own reward? Who
has ever felt the poorer for anything he has
given for the Gospel's sake?
But we in these days do not often need to
give up much to become followers of Christ
some besetting sin, some indulgence, some
selfish dream, and the little we do give up,
will be amply compensated. But still in
order to enjoy the higher christian compen
sations, we must be self
sacrificing leave something more
behind for Christ's sake. Abandon even
an innocent pleasure if it offended your neigh
bor, give more time to honest and holy work
and less to*ease and indulgence, and see if
He will not fulfill His word upon you and
give you manifold more even in this life,
"and in the world to come eternal life."
Here all our satisfactions are transient, there
they will be permanent. We may in this
life invest with worthy affection our home
and our home associations but we must
leave them ere long. Christ has a better
mansion for us in Heaven, wider fields, more
glorious prospects, and all this never to be
wrested from us but to be ours forever. The
relatives we cherish here will be tenfold
dearer in Heaven but think you we shall
exhaust our capacity for loving in Heaven
with those we loved on earth, when God
shall put about us circumstances for the dis
covery of countless ones, all faultless, all
fitted to be Mends and brethren.
All this and more even the vision of Christ
even the fruition of God does" Jesus promise
to those who now will leave all things to be
come his disciplesTo gain all this would it
not be worth while to endure even the self
denials of St. Paul, for the longest life that
can possibly be ours. Shall we not then for
the much or little of life that is left us give
up more for Christ. Make this venture
which is liable to no shipwreck lay up now
in that treasury which pays such interest as
no earthly bank can afford, and that is
doubling and compounding itself to all eter-i
Reuse of the Qytd ShepJierd.
At the House of the Good Shepherd there
wa as large congregation, and the singing
was well led by a choir of about sixteen voices,
with whom all assembled could harmonious
ly join. The Rector, the Rev. W. C. Pope,
B, D.. preached from St. Matthew, VII., 3,
"And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched
him, saying, I will be thou clean. And im
mediately the leprosy was cleansed."
The Reverend gentleman said, although
the maxim "Cleanliness is next to Godli-
ness," is not found in the" Scriptures, it is
in entire accordance with their teachings.
If an invited guest made his appearance at
a social entertainment with begrimed face
and hands, he would be considered intoxica
ted. How much greater a stigma must be
uncleanliness of soul?'
The different impurities of Bpeech and
deed which sprung from those, of unclean
mind are a source of annoyance to those
pure-minded but not spotless companions.
How then can an Almighty and infinitely
pure Creator hold communion with such?
Every man on earth is more OT less un
clean, though human nature was originally
created pureand this from the leaven of
the Fall. In our physical existence alt dis
eases might be considered unclean, but the
Scriptures attach the term only to one, lep
rosy, and this disease, so terribly pathetic in
all its hideous phases, is a peerfect type of
the moral qorruption, Sin.
As in the mouth of the Leper the piteous
cry "Unclean! unclean!" was reiterated
whenever he moved about the city in which
he dwelt, so from the heart of the sinner
conscious of his sin the same cry is wrung.
At this season of the Christian year we ap
propriately turn from our Lord's beautiful
childhood and j'outh to his first entry upon
his ministryfrom the pathetic and beauti
ful quietude of the carpenter's workshop to.
the stern realities, wants and sufferings of
that humanity which He came to seek and
to save.
His first miracle in ^heahug the leper is a
beautiful illustration of His power to save:
He healed him by a touch.
It is well to remember that there are many
evils in this world beyond man's power to
alleviate. Some leprosies, both moral
and physical which can only be
healed by the hand of God.
In most cases too much trust is placed in
man's finite powers.
It is through Chiist's Human Personality,
that these healing gifts of God are to be han
ded to man for Christ is God and that
in order to participate wc must find and
touch the Saviour. There are many means
of finding and touching our SaviourIn
prayer.In keeping his commandments, in
all those good works which are so constantly
open to us in our intercourse with our neigh
bors. But the motive power of our actions
should not be a rigid regard for any set of
rules. An exact man who regulates his life
lika a piece of mechanism is at the best an
uninteresting unattractive being. It is bet
ter to be continually seeking Christ than
stringently keeping the law.
To live a happy life ws ought to try to for
get sin and find Christ, thus making His ser
vice our perfect freedom instead of being
throughout our hfo in bondage to the law.
The lav/ of the Old Testament is put in
the background by the fuller teachings of
the new and occupying the former promi
nent position of the Decalogue and far supe
rior to it though not in any way at variance
with it, we have Jesus Christ and Him cru
cified and His law of love.
First Methodist.
At the First Methodist Episcopal church
congregation, was not a large one but ap
peared to be very earnest and devout. The
pastor Rev. Lloyd preached from the words
"But God hath revealed them unto us by his
spirit, for the spirit searcheth all things yea
the deep things of God." 1 Cor. 2d ch.
10 v. He said our age is a practical eclectic
age yet there never was an age of so many
theories either in science or religion. Theo
ries may be valuable as the results of search
or logic but practical experience is far better.
Theology may be good in creeds and ftera
ture and valuable as a basis of faith inspiring
to individuals and organized effort but sim
ple truth alone is that upon which the soul
must feed. A system of leligion that fails in
its application to reach the heart and pro
duce therein a better life is wanting in
essential elements.
Lo, the Master said: "Do men gather
grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?" The
lesson for the hour is christian conscious
ness, or the value of christian experience in
its relation to the Gospel. Christianity de
pends not to-day upon past history for
stablility. Rob her of the history of the
past "festooned with garlands of centuries,"
and yet she will live by the power of truth
through experience. For a full comprehen
sion of truth there must be a spiritual un
folding in the heart and by the heart.
Quoting from Andrew Fuller, he said: "Di-
vine subjects exhibit life and beauty utterly
incomprehensible to an unholy mind." An
old maxim says: "He whose eyes are forever
on the sand, cannot see the stars." A man
must belong to a fraternity before he gets
passwords and gripsa countersign for a
friend, not an enemy. "Can a blind man
judge of colors?" "No man cometh unto
the father but by me."
There is much that is common to life
known only by experience. No one can ap
preciate sorrow who has not experienced it.
Can a man judge of music who never heard
and knows nothing of it? So it has been
said that "Christian faith is a grand cathe
dral with divinely pictured windows. Stand
ing without, you can see no glory, nor can
possibly imagine any. Standing within,
every ray of light reveals a harmony of un
speakable splendors."' The preacher also
quoted from Pascal Guizot and others, and
afterward applied these sayings to the sub
ject, showing there is a special and superior
manifestation of the truth to those who ac
cept salvation by the cross. When the heart
so accepts salvation many of the elements of
truth hitherto dark become plain. "God
hath revealed by His spirit," but the spirit
does not reveal to a rebellious soul. Artists
represent Christ with a light shining about
His head. There is a light on that cross
in the face of Jesus Christand abiding on
that is like the movent where the divine
is manifest to confiding disciples. It is ex
perience that must verify the assent of faith
in the sacrifice, nature and extent of the
atonement. Intellectual power can never
fully grasp this great truth. It belongs to
the heart regenerated and made new. Moral
obliquity or mental limitations are the two
comprehensive occasions of errors of judg
ment respecting the truth. And the answers
which truth gives a man depends very much
upon the questions which he puts to truth,
and also tne manner spirit and the channel
through which they are presented. The
reason men do not come to foil oomprehen-
sion and confession of Christ is because they
stand outside the Cathedral. They may see
the beauty and symmetry of the building
without, and so the beauty of Christ's char
acter on the human side, but no morethey
must go inside. Some, also, have been in
side, and then gone out to lose
the memory and protection from the soul.
Mr. Lloyd next proceeded to refute the as
sertion of rationalists that nothing produced
all the piety, virtue and philanthropy of the
church, quoting from Mr. Swing. After
quoting from Dr. Conolley, Von Muller, and
Cheever he proceeded to show that it is the
testimony of experience that to-day is one of
the grand agencies in holding the church
and world to God. To show the immense
power in the testimony of a clear experience,
the reverend gentleman related the circum
stances of Hugh Latimer's converson, by
Thomas Bilney, and an anecdote of a coun
tryman and an atheist. "My God," said the
countryman, "is so great that the heaven of
heavens cannot contain him and so little he
can dwell in my poor heart."
We talk of greatness among men. Prof.
Aggassiz, Bryant, and a host of others might
be named, and yet true greatness is in hu
mility, like a little child, receiving Christ
and His kingdom. Millions have had this
same experience, and gone in triumph of its
hope to the other shorethe home of the
ransomed. This alone can satisfy the im
mortal longings of the soul. With this we
can patiently wait for the manifestation of
the sons of God. Have we this revelation
by the Spirit to the heart?
Kansas Has Another VisitationThe Bob
bers Unsuccessful.
TOPEKA, Mo., Jan. 27.A daring attempt
was made to rob a passenger train on the
Atchinson, Topeka & Santafee railroad
this morning between three and four o'clock.
Five armed and masked men entered the
station at Kaiusley, Kansas, and captured
Wright, telegraph operator who was ordered
to open the safe. He refused to do so, al
though his life was threatened. The west
bound express arrived at this time, and the
operator by a desperate effort broke loose
and ran to the hotel nearly arousing the in
A volley of pistol shots was fired into it
and as the train was stopped the conductor,
Wm. J. Mallory, was met by two robbers
who presented pistolsto his head and ordered
him into the baggage car. He stepped and
closed the door instantly, starting the train
by pulling the bell cord. Mallory and the
baggage master then armed themselves with
carbines carried in the car and then stopped
the train, after running about a mile from
the station. They went back through the
coaches with arms but found the passengers
had not been disturbed.
Immediately after train started the robbers
reported to be 10 or 15 in numer mounted
their horses and rode off rapidly towards
Ark river. A party was at once organized in
pursuit and started only two or three miles
behind the robbers. A second party started
at 7:30 with fresh horses and
provisions and the chances are good
that the robbers will be captured.
The superintendent of railroad also sent
lequisition to the commanding officer of
Fort Dodge for a party of soldiers to join
the pursuit. Answer has been received that
a squad of cavalry has been sent out with a
wagon of supplies. Present indications are
that Kinsley is an unhealthy locality for
train robbers.
3:30 P. ar.One of the party returned, and
reports that the robbers had crossed the Ar
kansas river nine miles west of Kinsley.
New Board of TradeAbortionMeeting
of Workingmen.
[Special Telegram to THE DAILY GLOBE.]
A new free board of trade will be opened
in Chicago to-morrow for direct deals in
grain and pork, the exchange charging one
eighth of one per cent.
A German midwife named Ida Kunze was
arrested last night here for abortion, result
ing in the death of Ida, wife of John Mo
Kay, a farmer living at Englewood, in this
county. An inquest will be held to-morrow.
Workingmen met in the council chamber
last night and adopted a platform in favor of
eight hours as a day's work, declaring
against contract system on publio works, and
opposing prison labor except on public im
provements. All speakers repudiated the
communistic element of party.
Sudden Death.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27,Hon. John B. Kerr
died suddenly this morning at his residence
in this city. He was a native of Maryland,
son of D. S. Senator John Leeds Kerr, and
was himself member of Congress previous to
President Fillmore appointed him Minis
ter to Central America.
f(t Bobbing a Train.
TBENTON, N. J., Jan. 27.Early this morn
ing as the Philadelphia through freight train
was passing a loading station on the Penn
sylvania railroad three miles from Trenton,
a car was broken into by thieves, and a large
quantity of silks, cloths, liquors, cigars and
other goods thrown out, loaded in wagons by
accomplices, and taken away.
How Sherman will pay Bonds.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27,Secretary Sherman
in reply to Senator Morrell writes that he
had never changed his opinion as to the
technical legal right to redeem the principal
of the five-twenties in greenbacks, but will
not do so until legal tenders reach par in
The Beturnins Board Thieves in Jail.
NEWOBLEANS, Jan. 27.Anderson, Cas
sinave and Kenner remain in parish prison
but will give bajj Monday. Wells has not yet
surrendered but will probably do so to-mor
row when the trial will commence.
Baker Still in Office.
[Washington Post.]
Some days ago we called attention to the
fact that James H. Baker, Delano's corrupt
ex-Commissioner of Pensions, was still hold
ing the office of Surveyor-General of Min
nesota. Can Mr. Schurz find time, while
looking after the Indian Ring, to investigate
this bad man, or is one of the old ring still
backing Baker? Has Mr. Hayes read Gen
eral Hurlbut's report on the Chicago Pen
sion Agency, which sets forth Baker's vil
lainy? It is good Sunday reading, and Ba
ker still holding office is a disgrace to any
partv. Perhaps the Republican knows
something about it.
Want to Know the Laws.
[Hokah Blade.]
There is an effort being made by the mem
bers of our legislature to abolish the publi
cation of the laws in the newspapers of the
State. We do not think the people desire to
have this done, for if they pay representa
tives for going to St. Paul to make laws they
no doubt want to know what kind of a job
their employes have performed, and through
the newspapers is- the only way of finding
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The Condition* Purported to be GivenThe
Supplementary Tote la Parliament to be
Taken To-Night and John Bull Greatly
Agitated Over the Event.
[Special Telegram to the DAILY GLOBS.']
LONDON, Jan. 27.Advices from Vienna
and Berlin, show that Austria and Germany
will insist that the treaty of peace must be
submitted to the great powers for approval.
Turkey will consent to open the straits to
Russian war ships.
It is believed here that the Government
will net ask Parliament for a supplementary
estimate, and that the statement to that effect
will be made Monday. If the vote is per
sisted in, in face of the acceptance by Tur
key of the Russian conditions, the liberal
party will oppose it.
The Russian official announcement of
losses in Europe to January 5th, are eighty
thousand, four hundred and thirty-five men.
[Western Associated Press.]
LONDON, Jan. 27.A Cabinet Council was
held to-day. All the ministers were present
except Lord Cairns and the Duke of Rich
mond who were in the country.
Agenee Russe contradicts the rumors that
the Russians are marching on Gallipoli and
that peace conditions contain a special ar
rangement relative to the Suez canal.
The morning papers publish the following
official announcement:
"We are authorized to state that after ex
planations with his colleagues and stoppage
of fleet [in Besika Bay, Lord Derby, who
had offered his resignation at the same time
as Lord Carnarvon, continues in offices.
The Standard understands Lord Derby is
not opposed to supplementary revolt.
Newspapers publish "whips" from both
sides, requesting the presence of their sup
porters for a division on the supplementary
vote to-night. The ministerial whip is
very urgent, and says a division of
the greatest importance is certain.
A Constantinople correspondent says the
porte has received a telegram to the effect
that preminariesli of peace have been signed
and that Turkish delegates and Grand Duke
Nicholas would reach Adrianople Saturday.
The same correspondent states that Eng
land had the portes permission to enter the
Dardanelles. The Post publishes the follow
ing as an official version of the preliminary
conditions of peace:
FirstAutonomy for Bulgaria boundaries
not denned, under a governor to be ap
pointed according to stipulation of Constan
tinople conference. The Turkish military
forces to be withdrawn to certain localities,
to be determined upon.
SecondThe independence ofRoumania
with compensation for territory near the
mouth of the Danube, which she will make
over to Russia.
ThirdLocal autonomy for Bornia and
Herzegovinia, and independence of Servia,
with territorial ratifications. This ratifica
tion of the Servian frontier may mean the
transfer of title of Zwerink to Servia, but in
deference to Austria and other powers, the
question is left quite open.
Fourth, aggrandizement for Montenegro
subject to the approval of the powers.
Fifth, the cessation of Baltonu and payment
of indemnity money in territory or some
equivalent to be determined upon.
Finally, the Sultan to undertake to con
sider and protect Russian interests in the
passage of the Dardanells
LONDON, Jan. 28.The Post says the
Marquis of Hartington, the Liberal leader in
the House of Commons will refrain from
taking immediately an adverse attitude
towards the supplementary vote as the gov
ernment proposed decisive consideration.
Statements in reference to terms for peace
will be made in both houses this evening.
If the Marquis of Hartington does not op
pose the supplementary vote Mr. Ryland,
Liberal member for Barnby, will, as he has
already given notice, make a hostile motion.
Mr. Gladstone writes relative to the vote:
I have a firm conviction that this most in
discreet proposal will be steadily and power
fully resisted in Parliament. I hope the
country will intelligibly express its opinion
on the subject.
The Times, in its leading editorial says:
"The demand was originally announced as a
rate of the supplementary estimate for army
and navy in the current year, but the official
notice of the order shows it is transferred
into an account of credit beyond ordinary
grants of parliament."
A special expeditionery expenditure is
thus contemplated and reported to parlia
ment, and the vote asked for refers to the
definite cost of some definite movement. f*s
The efficiency of the army and navy is to be
increased in view of any particular duty
which may be cast upon them. The leader
concludes as follows:
We return to the belief that Sir Stafford
Northcote must announce the postponement
of the proposed vote. Br, however improba
ble,the alternative isstill maintained,the Mar
quis of Hartington will move adjournment
of the debate until Tuesday, and it is under
stood the government will be willing to con
sent to it immediately. The Times con
siders that the governnment cannot be
lieve in the reality of danger
or in the reality of the measures it recom
mends as safeguards, or it would not submit
to this. The Times says up to this moment
definite and official announcement of the
terms of peace is not forthcoming, and min
isters may, on ibis account, justify their hes
itation in abandoning the proposals for a
supplementary vote.
"Weather Indications.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.Indications for the
Upper Mississippi and lower Mississippi
Valleys, colder, clear, and partly cloudy
weather, northerly winds and rising barome
ter possibly followed west district by falling
barometer and warmer southerly wind.
Clear or partly cloudy weather will prevail
on Tuesday east of the Mississippi river,
The Leading Silver Men to Speak in Cooper
InstituteGlover Has a Bill Which Will
Enable Committees to InvestigatePro
tecting Railroad Employees.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.Hon. Thomas Sw
ing has accepted an invitation to address a
mass meeting in favor of the remonetization
of silver, and to discuss the effects of eon
traction and resumption, to be held in
Cooper Institute by next Wednesday even
ing. Several other members of Congress
have been invited to address the meeting.
Among the Senators, Jones of Nev., Jones
of Fla., Voorhees, Gordon, Merriman, Mat
thews, and Representatives Bland, Butler,
Bright, Kelly, and others, some of whom
will be present if their duties will permit.
Representative Glover will to-morrow in
troduce a bill to amend the revised statute
relating to investigations by congressional
committees so as to authorize any member
to administer the oaths to witnesses and
provide for the immediate arrest of witnesses
failing to appear. Also that a witness re
fusing to testify shall forthwith be placed in
custody of the sergeant-at-arms without
waiting for the House to order his arrest
and his conttt^Jy shall as soon as practica
ble be reported to the House for its action.
The bill makes the refusal to testify con
tempt of authority and punishable with not
more than $1000 fine or impris
onment not more than one year or
both in the discretion of the House or Senate
It also provides that the protection of the
act of January 24th, 1857, exempting from
all penalties witnesses who may criminate
themselves in testifying before committees,
and forbids the discharge of witnesses in the
several departments of the government,
who may report or testify concerning abuses,
corruption or extravagance or unlawful or
immoral acts of oppressive extortion or proof
of other official misconduct within one year
of the date testifying, or at least a months'
notice of such removal, including thirty
days leave of absence with pay and payment
in full for services rendered by such persons.
A penalty is provided for violation of this
prohibition. Committees are empowered to
impose secresy on witnesses concerning the
nature of their testimony. This aims to
prevent unfounded charges against
innocent persons from being circu
lated before the examination by the
committee.penalties are also imposed on per
sons attempting to induce witnesses to refuse
to appear or testify, or otherwise conspire or
prevent the committee from ascertaining
the facts. Witnesses are exempted from
arrest by other authority while coming,
going or attending the committee. The bill
abolishes the responsibility of contumacious
witnesses to any committee, the punishment
to be inflicted by that House of whose au
thority witness is in contempt.
Representative Whilthorne will to-morrow
introduce a bill giving to all employees or
laborers of railways, chartered by Congress,
on which they may be engaged in interstate
commerce, a lien on property of the re
spective companies, for wages due, which
shall have a priority in equity and right, of
all other claims, and which may be enforced
by attachment or otherwise, in the U. 8.
District Court.
The sub-committee from the House com
mittee to investigate the interior department
has been promised every assistance by Sec
retary Schurz.
Secretary Sherman, Monday, will entertain
at dinner, members of the Senate and House
Committees on finance, and leading officers
of the Treasury Department.
Samuel Bowies' Will.
The will of the late Samuel Bowles has
been presented for probate. It bequeaths to
his wife $10,000 and the personal property
at his late home. All the remainder of his
estate, including $10,000 additional of life
insurance and his interest in the Republican,
is bequeathed in trust to bis son, Samuel
Bowles, and Charles Allen, of Boston, who
are authorized to dispose of it as they shall
see fit, and make full or partial distribution
of it among his heirs. The whole manage
ment of the estate is left in their hands,
with the single reservation that in making
the distribution they shall bear in mind the
sums already paid to some of the children.
The will was written by Mr. Bowles himself
and is free from legal verbage, and in his
characteristic and incisive style, brief, clear,
and to the point. It is dated Nov. 14,1877.
only two weeks before the fatal attack of ap
JEsop Revived.
[Philadelphia Times.]
One of the fables of iEsop relates that
wolf surprised a lamb at a brook and desired
to pick a quarrel. Said he: "Sirrah, you
muddy my drinking water!" The lamb
mildly remonstrated that he drank lower
down the fall of the brook than the wolf.
Then, in a great rage, the wolf cried: "Never
mind, thou logician! thy father was a villain,
anyway!" So the wolf, having an appetite,
did not care what pretext he took for eating
the lamb. This was the way with the Blaine
debate. Massachusetts was the lamb. Mr.
Blaine had muddied his own puddle, but he
could prove her great-grandfathers villains,
Washington Gossip.
[Washington Cor. Chicago Times.]
Mrs. Representative Stewart, of Minneso
ta, a new-comer, with exquisitely pink and
white complexion, and beautiful gray hair,
wore black silk, very stylishly made, and pe.
culiar agate jewelry. At the President's
levee the following evening, Mrs. Stewart
was dressed in an elegant sweeping black
velvet, elbow sleeves, rich lace, and diamonds.
She was one of the handsomest ladies in the
White House. Miss Stewart, a dark-haired,
slender girl, very pretty, wore a bonnet com
posed entirely of flowers, green shaded ivy
leaves, and lillies of the valley. Her dress
was pale mauve polanaise over black velvet
Democratic Newspapers in Iowa.
[Harshalltown Statesman.]
"Why don't you buy a power press,
Cook?" mquired several enthusiastic Demo
crats, as we took our locked-up pages of type
through the streets on a wheelbarrow to a
steam printing press, owned by a rich print
ing firm. Why don't we buy the Boardman
House, Woodbury Block and the publio
square? Why don't we raise h1 on four
dollarsand a half? It is easy to do all
these things provided we have the collaterals,
but at the present writing confess we have
not enough money to buy a cheese press.
Printing Democratic newspapers in Iowa
is like peddling peanuts in a graveyard.
The Pope Worse.
ROME, Jan. 27,The pope is said to
worse to day and confined to his bed
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