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ST. PAUL. SUNDAY. OCT. 6, 1878.
THE bar has taken the matter in hand and
placed Judge Wilkin in the field in a very
forcible manner. He would probably have
received both the Democratic and Repub
lican nomination if this action had not been
taken, and now his election is sure to be
CINCINNATI has become so insufferably mean
that people abroad are tempted to believe that,
in utter recklessness of the death that lurks in
rotten tobacco and strychnine, she has gone to
drinking her own whisky.Louisville Courier
Oh, no. People who drink Cincinnati
whisky are mado goodpermanently good,
just aa Lo becomes a good Indian when he
gets a bullet in his bread-basket.
Tnt Paducah News says that for some
time prior to the appearances of yellow
fever there were no regularly appointed pas
tors over the churches in Hickman. In
Memphis, however, all of the churches had
pastors, and most of them ran away as soon
as the fever broke out. If you are going to
point a moral and adorn a tale don't hear
but one side of the story.
CONSIDERING the magnitude of the failure
of the City of Glasgow bank, the financial
excitement in Great Britain is^ insignificant.
A few failures of considerable extent have
taken place, but the losses appear to be
pretty well secured, and the distress oc
casioned promises to be circumscribed. All
the depositors of the City of Glasgow bank
will be paid in fall, the heaviest losses fall
ing upon the stockholders.
"THE whol6 of Bosnia and Herzegovina is
subdued, and the country is in our hands,"
Bays a telegram from Sarajevo to the Aus
trian government. It is to be sincerely
hoped that the success of Austrian arms will
be wisely improved, and that those who have
been conquered by superior force will have
no cause to regret the change in their alle
giance. As brave a people as they have been
deserve a liberal and intelligent government.
LETTEES from the South show a trait of
the negro oharacter that is not altogether
commendable. When any of the race is at
tacked by yellow fever they are at once aban
doned by every person of their own color, and
were it not for the attentions of the whites
they would be allowed to die and rot alone.
This is the more singular as the negroes are
among the best and most faithful nurses of
the whites who suffer from the disease. They
seem to have a superstition that is over
powering in case of people of their own race
stricken with the plague.
THE gallows appears to be the very gate
way of heaven. Among all of the criminals
exeonted for heinous crimes against their
fellow men within the past ten years it has
been the exception to find one who, like the
negro executed at Magnolia, Miss., on
Friday, was not prepared to die and hoped
to meet all of his friends and enemies in
heaven. When such dastardly felons find it
SO easy to find forgiveness for their hellish
crimes, is it any wonder that honest men
learn to scoff at a religion that gives promise
of eternal bliss to such men and denies it to
others whose lives have been blameless?
THE Jewish people are becoming liberal.
Heretofore the most rigid of all peoples in
the enforement of the tenets of their re
ligion, they have become infected with the
progressive spirit of the age, and one by one
their old prejudices are being swept away.
Marriages between Jews and Gentiles are
now of no uncommon occurrence, and sel
dom occasion remark. The marriage of the
daughter of Dr. Alder, of New York, during
the ten penitential days, has, however, cre
ated a profound sensation among the Israel
ites of the metropolis, and may gD far
towards still farther liberalizing the sect in
this country, if it does not cause a reaction
and stiffen the prejudices of the adherents
of the strict Hebrew faith.
STAND BY THE ORGANIZATION.
The Democratic party in Ramsey County
has suffered a great demoralization and many
partial defeats by the failure to abide by
party discipline. It will not take but one or
two more such episodes to destroy the party
in this county entirely.
The only proper course to pursue is to
make the contests in the nominating con
vention, and who ever wins is entitled to the
full and cordial support of the party. The
coming Democratic Convention affords a good
opportunity for putting this policy into
practice. There will be an animated con
test for some of the positions, but the win
ning man must not be stabbed as has too
often been the custom. Let the Democracy
of Ramsey county enter upon a new era
with the coming convention and instead of
tearing down their organization strengthen
it. The men who do not win to-day, may
have a nomination to-morrow, but if they
have shown a disregard of party
regulations they cannot complain if
it comes their turn to suffer
The country is on the eve of going into
the hands of the Democracy. Both branches
of the next Congress will be Democratic and
in 1880 a Democratic President will be
chosen. The men who deny party allegiance
now, and refuse to stand by the nominees,
would be the first to appeal for recognition
when the party comes into power through
out the country. The men who wish to
be the gainers when the days of pros
perity dawn must be those who
have been faithful in adversity.
THE GREED OF RICHES. "~t
Better is a little with righteousness, than
great revenues without right.PBOVEBEB XVI:8.
Thus spoke the preacherhe who was en
dowed with greater wisdom than any other
man of his time. The advice of the father
of to-day to his son is, "Get moneyhon
estly if you can but get/ money." The de
sire to accumulate riches is inborn in most
men. To be able to live in ease, to have
servants, and houses, and lends, and bank
accounts to be in a worldly sense superior
to those about them, is the sole ambition of
the young and the middle-aged of this gen
eration, and to gratify that ambition comfort
is sacrificed, the nobler qualities of the heart
are dulled, and often avarice gains the
complete mastery, destroying every sense of
honor, honesty and compassion. The widow,
struggling for a bare maintenance for herself
and her fatherless little ones, is robbed as
ruthlessly by her grasping landlord as the
wolf robs the fold the unfortunate debtor
finds tha savings of a lifetime swept away at
one sweep because of his inability to meet
the usurious interest of the money-lender
the prosperous business man is reduced to
penury by the inexorable creditor who re
fuses that clemency to which, perhaps, he is
indebted for his present financial standing.
Nor is this the worst. It frequently happens
that people entrusted with the keeping of
the money or property of others contrive, by
hook or by crook, to gain possession of that
which does not belong to them by right.
Sometimes they steal it outright more fre
quently by underhanded methods they drive
what are called in the slang of the day "sharp
bargains" and cheat those who trusted them
under the protection of the law. When accused
of unfair dealing they boldly challenge their
accusers to point out a case wherein they
have violated the law, and with haughty in
solence parade their shame by defying their
victims to seek legal redress. These men
are perhaps more dangerous to society than
those who are openly dishonest for they are
received with distinguished regard in social
circles and held in high esteem in the
But men are not alone guilty of a repre
hensible greed of gain. The other sex, too.
often sell themselves for wealth and social
positionconsummate a bargain loathsome
in the sight of God and repulsive in that of
man. How often do we see a young woman,
in the fresh bloom of maidenhood, join her
self in marriage to a dissolute, worn-out
roue, whose only recommendation is his
money. And this is done with the sanction
of the church, the priest invoking the divine
blessing upon a union that is from its first
conception accursed of God and condemned
by man. Friends flock around the wedding
feast, and while inwardly despising the bar
gain and sale consummated before their eyes,
and loathing the purchaser, though perhaps
pitying his purchase, heap benedictions upon
their heads and predict a life of happiness
and contentment. The victim and her
friends console themselves with the thought
that "it is better to be an old man's darling
than a young man's slave." Such a delusion
has been so often swept away by sad experi
ence that we should think people would learn
wisdom but so great is the halo that sur
rounds riches that victims are ever ready to
sacrifice their happiness in the hope that
they will be able to live a life of ease and
shine in society.
The SUNDAY GLOBE desires to enter its
protest against the inordinate greed of wealth
that is so all-pervading at the present time,
and it desires to enlist the clergy in a crusade
through which dishonesty shall be made
odious. "Better is a little with righteous
ness, than great revenues without right."
The clergy must bring this matter home to
their congregations. They must cease to
fawn upon the rich of their congregations
who have grown so through extortion, op
pression and downright dishonesty. They
must refuse to become particcps crimini in
the crimes of these men, remembering that
the receiver is as bad as the thief. Because
a member of their church is rich they must
not hesitate to denounce in fitting terms the
means through which he has accumulated
his money. He must be given to understand
that sharp practice is but a polite name for
downright robbery, and is odious in the
sight of heaven besides being offensive to
ministers of religion. They x:.ust cease to
give their sanction to ill-assorted marriages,
which are no less prostitution than the open
debauchery of low life. The clergy must
have more boldness in denouncing crime
and unrighteousness wherever found. When
they fail to do so they disgrace their high
calling and degrade the cause of religion
among the masses. They must more strictly
obey the divine command in this respect,
and then they can consistently ask others to
join them in laboring for the advancement of
other branches of religion, but until they
can summon up courage enough to condemn
a rich man for his evil deeds, their denuncia
tions of sin among the masses will fall upon
idle ears. Example is far more potent than
Mr. Hodgson has resigned his position as
a member of the committee appointed by
the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce to inves
tigate the charges against the Minneapolis
Millers' Association, etc., and indulges in a
screed to the public alleging that he retires
because he was abused by the GLOBE.
This is a very thin excuse. The GLOBE
certainly does not think that Mr. Hodgson is
a proper man to serve on the committtee, be
cause he has interests which are in conflict
with the object of the investigation. His
speech at the chamber of commerce last
Monday shows that his sympathies are with
the millers rather than with the producers.
It is true he raises some wheat, but
he is also interested in elevators, and
he would at least be wavering
between his different interests. After
his comments upon Mr. Hodges, the
chairman of the committee, they could
hardly be expected to work in unison.
These facts the GLOBE plainly stated, but it
did not abuse Mr. Hodgson. We did not
expect he would retire from the committee,
though it was eminently proper that he
should do so under the circumstances.. As
he has a quasi-connection with the ring which
is to be punctured, he could not make that
innwtial report which Governor Marshall's
resolution requires. It is the people whose
interests need watching in this matter, and
not the wheat ring, for which Mr. Hodgson
seems to have a kind regard.
To a great extent the religions world has
set its face against an indulgence in nearly
all of the popular sports of the day. Games
of chance have received merited condemna
tion from the pulpit, and games in which
chance plays only an unimportant part have
also been spoken of as pernicious and de
basing. Cards, billiards, horse-racing, boat
ing, ball-playing, and all manner of other
sports, have been denounced as sinful in
themselves, and as tending to promote dis
solute habits, gambling and debauchery.
The SUNDAY. GLOBE has not been wholly in
sympathy with the clergy on this subject.
Recognizing as it has done that there is
much force to the objection to these sports,
it has felt that the condemnation was too
broad, and that all of the sports mentioned
were harmless in themselves, and to be en
couraged if not perverted. Cards afford a
means of relaxation in the home circle or
the social gathi ring billiards is a harmless
game, requiring great skill, coolness and
geometric accuracy horse-racing is not hurt
tul, for there is nothing wrong in a display
of speed between two or more finely spirited
animals, while boating, ball-playing and rifle
practice are strengthening to the physical
frame and calculated to develop many
manly qualities. We believe that men of
culture and gentility, Christians and sinneis
alike, can indulge in any or all of these
sports without detriment to his moral or
physical nature, and we have all along been
inclined to encourage the effort manifested
for several years past among sporting men
to raise these sports to a high level, and
make them worthy of the coun
tenance and support of clergymen and
gentlemen of every grade. A billiard
table in a home is an attraction to the youth.
It tends to keep them off the street and away
from the saloons. Nor is a public exhibi
tion or match to be condemned as long as it
is made a test of skill between experts.
So with a horse race or a rowing match.
Both are absolutely harmless as long as they
are properly conducted, and ought to be
encouraged by gentlemen and patronized by
But we regret to observe that of late many
of these sports have been passing under a
cloud which threatens to destroy them and
render them worthy of all the condemnation
that has been heaped upon them. A few
billiardists have striven to make the game
respectable, but the majority have endeav
ored to surround it with all the allurements
of vice. As publicly played it has become a
gambling game,and not a fair gambling game
at that. Matches are made between skilled
players and "sold," to use a sporting term,
whenever those outside of the ring have been
inveigled into risking their money in wagers.
So with horse-racing. A few tracks have
rigidly excluded the gambling element, but
the majority allow it full swing. Even boat
ing has become contaminated with the con
tagion, and instead of being a manly strife
for the mastery at the oar it has degenerated
to the level of the gaming table. The three
or four races that have recently taken place
at the East between Hanlan and his com
petitors have done more to bring boating
into disrepute than anything else that has
occurred since the sport first was recognized
as attractive. And so with other popular di
versions. They have all fallen more or less
under the baleful influence of the pool-room,
and are manipulated in the interest and for
the benefit of the gambling fraternity.
We hold that public athletic sports are a
positive benefit to a mtion, and ought to re
ceive the encouragement all classes of the
community. But this encouragement can
not be had nor expected so long as they are
conducted as at present. There is nothing
debasing in any of the sports we have named
if they are managed as they ought to be, but
if they are turned over to the gamblers and
made a means of encouraging that most rep
rehensible of all vices, they will deserve and
receive the severest censure. It behooves
those interested in their maintenance to
make an earnest effort to elevate the stand
ard of their surroundings, and make the
billiard room, the face track and the ball
ground every way reputable resorts for men
and women of respectability and refinement.
This cannot be done without a strong, de
termined effort, for the gamblers will not re
lax their hold without a struggle. But if
athletic sports are to become popular in this
country they must be made respectable.
When this result shall be attained the SUN
DAY GLOBE will come to their defense and
sustain them with all its great influence.
But until that time we must be allowed the
privilege of criticising and condemning
their conduct in the interests of public
Internal Revenue Statistics.
The collector of internal revenue, in ac
cordance with instructions from Commis
sioner Raum, has compiled some interesting
statistics regarding the liquor and tobacco
traffic in this district. From May 1 to date
special tax stamps, formerly licenses, have
been issued to retail dealers in liquor, accord
ing to nationality, as follows: German,
565 Norwegians, 70 Irish, 100 Swedes, 80
French, 40 Scotch, 1 Americans, 328 Rus
sians, 7 English, 4.
Brewers: Germans, 54 English, Swede
and Americans, 1 each.
Rectifiers: German, 5 Irish, 2 English
and American, 1 each.
Wholesale liquor dealers: Germans, 20
English, 1 Americans, 6 Irish, 3.
Dealers in malt liquors: Germans, 54
French, Irish, and English, 1 each Amer
Dealers in manufactured cigars and to
bacco: Americans, 1,107 Germans, 853
English, 4 French, 88 Irish, 183 Swede,
183 Scotch, 3 Russians, 9.
The deputy collector of customs reports
the receipts from ail sources for the month
of September as follows:
Duties on imports $ 479 09
Marine hospital tax 106 15
Miscellaneous custom receipts 93 00
Inspection of steam vessels 267 17
Licenses from engineers, pilots, etc... 45 00
Storage, labor and cartage 6 50
Official fees 49 20
Total tVj jr tl,045 09
A WASHBUBN APPEAH
How He is Going to be SupportedIf He
Runs for Congress as well as He Ran in
Debt He tvill Distance all Competition
TJie "Globe" Urged to JLet wp on the Wheat
To the Editor of the Globe.
The newspaper war that is raging at this
time between Minneapolis and St. Paul
editors must certainly become very unpleas
ant to a large proportion of their subscrib
ers who are piously inclined. The recent
change which has been made on our end of
the P. P. has only added new strength to
the flames, which must, if continued, do
harm to our local trade. While we are
quarreling among ourselves over a selfish
feeling, other places of business are quietly
taking our trade away from us, and soon
men of business will follow, as life is too
short to outgrow such a state of things. We
at this end expect to elect W. D. Washburn
to Congress, while you, on tha other hand,
are confident of electing Ignatius Donnelly.
This slight difference of opinion will be set
tled on election day, so we might as well
keep our temper below fever heat in the
shade, until the excitement is over. We up
here don't think anything more of Wash
burn than you of St. Paul, and only support
him on local grounds. It is true we have
the Governor, but that is no reason why we
shan't have a member of Congress. Turn
about is always regarded as fair play. Our
Billy Washburn is the man we want. He
has a soul as big as an ox, and will run like
a greyhound when you get him frightened,
which you are doing all the time. And we
up here are becoming alarmed that you will
kill him off the same way that the Republi
can party killed Greeley.
They have the impudence to say that our
Billy ran in debt over $700,000, and the
day he made an assignment he borrowed
some 120,000, which shows that his paper
was first-class, and that he had funds enough
on hand after the assignment to take him
and his family to Europe. You may say
what you please about our candidate, but if
he runs as well for Congress as he did in
debt there is not a man in the State can
beat him nor touch him with a ten-foot pole.
Some of you St. Paul folks intimate that our
Billy got rich stealing pine lands. That is
one reason why we want to send him to Con
We elected Bill King for the very reason
that he had the name of being a little slip
pery, and having been educated for the min
istry we concluded he would steal Minneap
olis rich in two years but sfter his election
he experienced a change of heart, and went
back on us Republicans, and in going to
Washington lost the way, and took up his
boarding in Canada, where the victuals were
good and much cheaper than at Washington.
King made a good record for we Republi
cans in Congress by not voting on anything.
Who can blame him, as the legislature re
solved that he was playing the fool by
staying in Canada when he was
wanted at Washington. If our Wash
burn does half as well we are
all right, as we are not asking Congress
for any more tunnel appropriations, and all
we want him to do is to keep St. Paul from
getting a nip at Uncle Samuel.
You charge our Billy, when he was a mem
ber of the legislature, of attempting to squan
der our State internal improvement lands by
taking to himself 75,000 acres. This may be
true, but if our Billy had got it he would,
like Bill King, have spent it here to buitd up
our city. If he had given Gov. Austin a
good slice he would not have vetoed the bill.
Washburn has accomplished more in reliev
ing Uncle Sam of his pine lands than any
other man in this State, and from this fact
alone, a seat in Congress is but a small com
pensation and, as Ignatius Donnelly is a
poor farmer, he won't know the difference.
We, up here, want you down there to keep
shady on our wheat ring. If you don't, we
can prove by Ole Fletcherson and Bill King
that the Washburn family never belonged to
any ring. That mill that was blown up did
not belong to them or it would be there yet,
as no explosives can hurt the family. We,
up here, don't think you intended to bring
the grade of wheat into our Congressional
fight, but some way or other it is raising the
very deuce with the farmers, and they are
going, to a man, for Donnelly. This is bad
news to us, but Washburn is sending out
runners with plenty of greenbacks to buy
them up to vote for him.
We, Minneapolis folks, intend to stand up
to Washburn. He, like Bill King, came
here a poor boy, and has made it pay big,
not by hard work like some others that have
remained poor to this day, but by a faculty,
or rather an instinct, to get rich out of the
industry and honesty of the working-class.
As Bill King is running your P. P., we can
keep that paper right for Minneapolis and
Washburn, and all that now troubles is the
GLOBE. Set your price, and Billy will come
down with the silver. But this is private
between you and I. You may think that I
am a politician, but such is not the case. I
feel more like going into the ministry, and
preach to you sinners to forget the past, and
love your enemies, (that means us,) and do
good to them that despitef ully use you, (that
means Bill King,) and that says all manner
of evil things against you, (that means Dave
Blakely.) The best opening I have ever seen
is in these two cities and I would propose
that the ministers next Sabbath take for their
text, "Love thy neighbor as thyself, and do
unto others as you would wish others to do
to you," and should their teachings prove
effective hereafter, the editorials of this end
of the P. P. would be easily digested. (Now
it is kicking at Joseph as bad as one of Col.
Fremont's Belgium muskets.) But before I
close this short epistle, don't say any thing
in your paper about our Billy belonging to
that nasty wheat ring. We will vote for him
just the same. REPUBLICAN.
Minneapolis, Oct. 4, 1878.
Gave it to the Wronc: Man.
The GLOBE spoke yesterday of a woman
named Phillips, sick and destitute, who had
applied to Chief Weber and recei zed passes
to her home in New York. To-day a sequel
to her story is related. Subsequent to ob
taining the relief, she came to the City hall
with a note owed her by
some party at her former place of
residence in the State. She proposed plac
ing it in Chief Weber's hands for collection.
Reaching the station, she met, as she sup
posed, Chief Weber, and passed the note
over to him with directions and explana
tions. Yesterday morning she called again
on the chief, to thank him, and referred to
the note. The chief was surprised, and made
her aware of her mistake. She then
came to the knowledge of her loss, and on
closer scrutiny saw the Chief was not the
man to whom she had given the note. Who
the individual is neither she nor Chief Web
er knows. Steps have been taken to have
any person who tries to collect toe note ar
rested, and explain how oaice into ti.i
A Roman Catholic priest in New Orleans was
refused admittance the other day to the house
of a parishioner by the attendant physician, on
the ground that it would endanger the patient's
life, and thereupon applied to the chief of po
lice for assistance. His request, however, was
denied, the doctor's authority being very sen
sibly regarded aa paramount. -i
IBefore Judge H. R. Brill.]
The district court opened yesterday at 10
o'clock A. M., Judge H. R. Brill on the bench.
In the case of Isaiah Gervais vs. Belisle,
the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff,
assessing damages at $180.65.
The court then took up case No. 70, entitled
John D. O'Brien and R. B. Galusha, receiv
ers of Flynn & Mullen, vs. the City of St.
The cause involves $300, retained by the city,
in the matter of the Broadway sewer. The
merits of the case have already been published
in the GLOBE. Mr. J. D. O'Brien appeared for
plaintiff, and City Attorney Murray for the
The bondsmen of Lawrence Fabrinski,
charged with assault, came into court and
asked to be released from the responsibilty as
such. They were accordingly released, and
Fabrinski given into the custody of the sheriff.
The case on trial was resumed and given to
the jury at 2:30 o'clock, with instructions to
return a sealed verdict Monday morning.
Thereupon the court adjourned until to-day
at 1 o'clock p. at.
Oct. 14th: 14. 83, 81, 84.
The consideration of criminal cases will be
taken up next Tuesday morning. During the
trial of this class of cases Judge Wilkin will
preside. Each case will be brought forward
so soon as the county attorney has his wit
nesses on hand.
The special venire served for petit jurors for
the next two weeks gives the following names:
L. Kohlman, William Markoe, E. W. Johnson,
Daniel O. Sullivan, I. G. Prideman, W. 8. Wil
son, Charles R. Groff, Louis Klinefelder, Ben
jamin Good kind, Edward Tierney, Clarence E.
Judd, W. T. Van Deyn, Samuel Poucher, R. A.
Lampher, Dillon O'Brien, Findley Mc
Cormick, W. T. Mayfield, Louis Nickan,
August Hammer, M. A. Bigford,
D. W. Phillips, P. N. Kirk, John Purvis,
David McCane, Albert Bolt, M. C. Ten Eyck,
N. T. Porter, Adam Decker, Charles J. Maley,
Charles Huebner, J. H. Matthews, R. S. Under
wood, Edward S. Reynolds, W. C. Sargent, W.
The court, yesterday, excused Wm. B. Burk
hard and Charles Hildebrand from further
service on the petit jury.
[Before Judge Wilkin.]
The Wheel and Seeder company vs. Orvis et
al. Motion for new trial to be heard by Judpe.
Brill, Oct. 7.
Warren Woodbury vs. Artemus Gale:
Richard Slater vs. St. Paul Workingmen's
Building company order to show cause ar
gued and submitted.
Jacob S. Wetmore et al., trustees, vs. E.
Darwin Litchfield order to show cause exami
nation of George L. Becker taken pursuant to
the order of the court herein. The examina
tion of Horace Thompson continued until next
Howson & Co. vs. Frederick E. Penny et al.
Motion for reference attorney for defendant
Thomas Cochran, Jr. vs. The St. Paul Street
Railroad Co. et al motion for final decree sub
Groff & Berkey vs. Z. B. Fifield order to
show cause. Continued to next special term.
(Before Judge Flint.
William Johnson, assault and battery fined
$5, which was paid.
James Connelly, drunkenness committed to
iail for seven days.
John Moore, drunkenness fined $3, fine paid
and defendant discharged.
Franz Kohout, disorderly, fined $3 and $3.30
costs, which were taid and defendant dis
William Leip, selling liquor without license
took out license and paid #1 costs.
A. R. Capehart vs. Mary A. Kennedy an or
der made revoking former order transferring to
in the St. Croix is still rising
Water Johnny Sheehy is now the puncherof
ticketson the St. Paul & Duluth road.
Decline of two cents in the price of wheat.
Nos. 1, 2 and 3 are now quoted 85c, 80c and
W. J. Stone leaves for the East to-night
to purchase as ock of jewelry and visit his
The Stillwater Mills last week received
3,085 bushels of wheat and shipped 1,200
barrels of flour.
The Ada B. yesterday brought down from
above 2,700 bushels of wheat billed Town
send & Proctor.
Emil Wiers, aged 12 years, son of Mr. E.
Wiers, fell from a wagon yesterday, breaking
his arm below the elbow.
A surprise party of a dozen couples of
young folks spent an enjoyable time Friday
evening, at the residence of Al. Hospes.
The Nellie Kent arrived from Afton yes
terday with 2,900 bushels of wheat for Du
luth and 200 barrels of flour for Wyoming
The levee committee have secured Isaac
Staples' pile driver, and the work of driving
piles will begin to-day under the charge of
M. Collins, Esq.
The St. Paul & Duluth road were obliged
to run a freight train to White Bear Friday
and Saturday nights, to accommodate the
immense quantity of freight on hand.
Isaac Staples' running horse, Governor
Neptune, has been entered for the great
stake race coming off some day this week at
Baltimore. The winning horse receives
The raising of the Alex. Gordon, which
partly sunk in front of the levee the other
day, was in progress yesterday. Mr. A. Gil
lespie intends to send the boat to Prescott
and have a new hull put in.
Shipments on the St. Paul & Duluth road
Friday and Saturday were 50 cars of wheat
and 15 of flour, for Duluth 16 of lumber,
St. Paul, 2 of rope, Minneapolis, and 5 cars
of miscellaneous freight for" different points.
Ttvo Accidents at Hersey, Bean & Brown's.
On Friday Eben Leighton, in an attempt
to jump on the edging car while in motion,
missed his hold, and to preserve himself
from falling over the bank a distance of 20
feet, caught hold of the rail with one hand.
The hind wheels of the loaded car passed
over his band, splitting the second "finger
and tearing the skin and nails off the third
and fourth fingers.
Henry Costello, while changing the rotary
saws at noon, let one of them dior, Dadly
cutting three of his fingers.
It has been ascertained by actual count that
the total average attendance at ten of the lead
ing churches of Boston is 7,59d, the full seat
ing capacity of the churches being 12,950. The
largest attendance was at Tremont Temple,
which, with a seating capacity of 2,000, had for
four Sundays an average attendance of 2,093.
This leaves a rather beggarly account of empty
pews in the other churches.
Connecticut has 296 Congregational churches
with a membership of 53,308, an increase of
14,699 in twenty years.
The Michigan Congregationalists have 224
churches, with a membership of 16,911. This
is a net gain of 1,559 over last year.
The Methodist church of Hyde Park, Mass.,
has reduced its debt of $30,000 to $10,000 that
at Winthrop has paid its debt of $4,000.
Rev. J. A. Durkee has resigned his pastorate
at Guelph, Ont. The church voted him $200
extra on retiring and much regretted his leav
Four ministers from the Methodist Episcopal
church have joined the Oregon Congregational
association this year as ministers and licen
A Dniversalist church of thirty members was
organized at Osage, Iowa, a month ago by Rev.
B. F. Bowles, who goes to a pastorate in San
A part of the $25,000 gift recently received
by Andover Theological seminary has been ap
propriated to the *long contemplated renova
tion of the old chapel.
The Baptists of Charlottetown, Prince Ed
ward island, are building a neat brick church
edifice which they hope to have ready for wor
ship before Christmas.
D'Aubigne's great work on the Protestant
Reformation, begun more than forty years ago,
will be completed in a few days by the issue of
the concluding volume.
The Episcopalians are building a handsome
church to the memory of St. James, in New
Bedford, Mass. They hope to have it in readi
ness for worship in a few months more.
Rev. Mr. Springer says that "he will not lec
ture or preach for money." We don't see why.
He writes for money, for the Christian at Work
recently paid him $1,000 for a series of contri
Quiet has been restored in St.^James' Church,
Hatcham. The vicar abstains from incense and
candles, and, in obedience to Lord Penzance's
order, the six paintings on the panels of the
altar have been planed out.
The Wesleyan Mission to the Friendly Islands,
in the South Pacific, instead of being a charge
to the society, now contributes tihout $10,000 a
year to its treasuiy. Freely they Lave received
and now as freely they are giving in return.
The number of Congregational churches in
Vermont is 197, of which sixty have pastors and
100 acting pastors. The total additions the
past year have been 1,094, making a total net
gain of 797, and an aggregate membership of
The Brooklyn Tabernacle church is begging
in England for its lay college enterprise, and a
few weeks ago buffered judgment by default to
be entered against it for $544.25 debt, interest,
and costs, which one of its officers advanced, as
the treasury was empty.
The Presbyterian press are now discussing
the weighty problem whether the Roman Cath
olic baptism will hold valid in a convert from
that church to Protestantism or, in other
words, should a convert from the Roman Cath
olic church be rebaptized?
At the First Congregational church at Wil
liamsport the treasury is too low to admit of
the services of a pastor, so a newspaper con
taining Talmagc's sermons is taken, and one of
the sermons is each Sunday read from the pal
pit by one of the brethren of the church.
'"Sal," cried a girl looking out of the upper
window of a small grocery, and addressing an
other girl who was trying to enter at the front
door, "we've all been lo camp meetin' and got
converted so when joU want milk on Sunday
you'll have to come around to the back door."
Bishop Coxe, of western New York, thinks
that Chateaubriand and Pere Hyacinthe were
the two greatest French orators. The same
prelate contends that the Roman Catholic
church is but a creation of the Council of
Trent, and that "its impertinent claims have
A liberal friend of the English Church Mis
sionary society, who has always coutributtd
large amountn for missionary w\r has offered
$125,000 to the .society, to be invented for the
development of the native church in India.
From another person comcb an offer of $25,000
for a similar object.
The Moody tabernacle at Chicago now shel
ters the Secona regiment of that city, includ
ing some cavalry. They occupy a portion of
the basement, and the stamp of the temporal
war-horse is now heard beneath the platform
whereon the heavy tread of the spiritual war
horse was heard during the winter of 1876-77.
American Episcopalians are somewhat divid
ed in opinion concerning the value of the late
Lambeth conference, in which so many of their
bishops took part. It was purely a private as
sembly, and yet it undertook to ishue an ad
dress to dioceses and people who were not rep
resented nor interested in their private ch*ts
Bisho Herzog says the Old Catholics of
Switzerland number 90,000 members and sev
enty-five clergymen, and that within a brief
period he has confirmed 4,000 young people.
Compulsory confession has been abandoned
among them, and it is left to each parish to
say whether they will receive the communion
in one or two kinds.
Rev. C. Huebener, pastor of the German Lu
theran church in Middletown, was some time
ago accused by a Mrs. Zella of having taken
undue liberties with her daughter, a young girl
fifteen years of age. After a full investigation
of the matter, the board of trustees of the church
fully exonerates Rev. Heubener, and Mrs. Zella
withdraws the charges.
Time ig sometimes slow but always sure in
bringing about its revenges. When Richard
Cceur de Leon conquered Cyprus in 1171, he
ordered that no Jew should be present at the
ceremony which completed the conquest. To
day, eight centuries afterward, England covers
Benjamin Disraeli with its proudest honors for
having given it repossession.
There is talk of organizing an effort in the
Protestant Episcopal Church to break down its
exclusiveness, and place that Church in effect
ive co-operation with other Protestant Chris
tians in Christian work. This would probably
be an herculean task, but it would be one of
the most effective ways of heading off the Re
formed Episcopal Protestant Church.
They take hold of things in the West with an
energy that insures success. On the 22d of
April last Rev. A. M. Darley visited Alabama,
Col. On the 24th he organized a Presbyterian
church of twelve members. On the 25th lots,
lumber and subscriptions had been secured for
a chapel and the building commenced and on
the 21st of July was dedicated the first Presby
ie-ian. cl.'jrcn building in San Inis park
A-. 'to'ial dtatement ii issued from the pub-
Ii*bi:. juse of the Methodist Episcopal
Church South to the effect tnat the present in
debtedness of the publishing house has been as
certained to be about $300,000, and that the
house, although doing a good business, cannot
make both ends meet if required to pay inter
est on so large an amount. There seems to be
no probability of providing for this debt as it