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.THE PIT1SBTJ1KJ DKSPATOT:
MONKAiTf vDEOEMBER i2; 1892.
AS SEEN BY OTHERS.
Leading Kew York Clergymen Talk
on the Pittsburg Movement .
THE VIEWS OF KEF. DR. TALMAGE.
A General Impression liat Great
Ehould Te Ixercised.
PLANS THAT ABE OUTLINED IN PAST
Ke-w York, Dec. 11. A page of to-day'i
Herald is devoted to the recent movement
of Mayor Gourley and Pittsburg's minis
ters. The tone of the article is decidedly
critical, but it includes interviews with
such prominent figures as Kev. 1. DeWitt
Talmage, Father Thomas J. Ducey, Eev.
Thomas Dixon, Jr., Rabbi Aaron "Wise and
Eev. Dr. J. H. Kjlance. In introducing
the subject the Herald says: " 'Go and sin
no more' is not the gospel as preached in
Pittsburg. There they have cuanged it to
Go and sin somewhere else. Tne stu
dents of sin and its cures are convinced
that yon cannot cure such women with a
club. You must wean them from tneir
wickedness. The Pittsburg crusaders of
fered tneni the dilemma, sin or suicide. No
tender was made to them by the churches
of an opportunity to relorm. women can i
reform iu the gutter."
"When Kev. X De "Witt Talmage was
found he said: "The law has po right to be
harsh. Judges, juries, district attorneys,
sheriffs, police, constables have no right to
be harsh. All of their actions, though they
be firm, should be tempered by mercy 'and
He had in mind the recent crusades
aeainst fallen women of this city and of
Pittsburc. He spoke with the vehemence
of thorough conviction. There was no mis
taking his meaning, and if there had
been any possibility of a mistake it
would have been immediately dispelled
by nis Aigorous repetition of the re
marks. Nothing Gained by Harsh. Measures.
'"Nothing is ever to be gained by harsh
measures," he continued. "The law of the
land, of course, must be upheld, and those
in whose hands its execution has been
placed must do their duty fully and firmly.
If the law is not enforced there is no de
fense for society; but the enforcing must
not be harsh. Put a man down, throw him
into a dungeon, punish him harshly and be
will brood and brood over his unequal con
dition and his unfair treatment by his fel
low creature. He broods and what will he
hatch out but vultures? There is nothing
good in that
"The Church has a tremendous resnonsi
bility upon its hands. The law may de
fend societv. but it remains for Christianity
to complete the work. Christ and His fol
lowers must reform society and give to it a
new being. These spasmodic attacks upon
vice and immorality are futile. ' AVhat is
needed is a new morality, an enlightenment
by the spirit of Christ "Before that and be
lore that alone will vice vanish. It is not
for us to say to the fallen: There you are
and I am not sorry for you. Outuponyou!
Serve you right for your iniquitous con
duct' Rather let us approach them in
kindliness of spirit aud mercy.
"How few "of us realize that we, too,
might have been in their position, might
have fallen into the same depth of degrada
tion that they have! Where would we be
to-day if we," too, had been rocked in the
same'iniquitnus cradle in which these poor
wretches nave been rocked? Where would
we be if the same baleful influences had
guided our footsteps and dominated our
career? JKow then Bhall we dare to be
harsh? The social evil, or anv other evil,
is not to be stamped out of existence under
an iron heeL Let the law do its duty and
let the Church follow with its beneficent
offices. Then there will be a hope for a
The Gospel of Cnarlty.
Father Thomas J. Ducey, when asked for
his views, said: "If the reports as presented
in the nrcss are true, it seems to me that the
action of the representatives of religion was
worse than pagan. It certainly was not
after the example of the Divine Master,
Jesus Christ. To an outcast, an unfortunate
woman, well known in Jerusalem, He ex
tended every kindness and courtesy. He
protected her from the attacks of the hypo
critical Pharasees and scribes. In my
judgment no one should be treated with
greater kindness than the poor outcast child
of sin when she seeks protection and de
sires to amend hei unhappy life. Jesus
Christ commanded us to teed the hungry,
to clothe the naked and to house the home
less. And who is so aked or so homeless
as the woman excommunicated from society
by her Hie of shame? If we would bring
them back to virtue, make their lives of
any hope or usefulness, it must be by char
ity and purity of action."
"I haven't followed tne Pittsburg matter
closely, so cannot answer as to details,"
says Rev. Thomas Dixon, Jr. "But I can
say this: Tnere is now a growing move
ment in all our civic customs for a cleaner
public life. It is the advance move of a
great revival of practical religion. It
amounts to a revolution. There are not
ki aves enough in office, or fools enough in
the pulpit or out of it, to stop it. It will
nweep this generation with resistless power.
The man who resists fights against the very
stars of heaven. It is sure to result in a
larger incarnation of righteousness in public
Only Methods of Indirection.
Eev. Dr. J. H. Rylance, of St. Mark's,
says: "As to the matter you ask my judg
ment upon the clerical doings in Pittsburg
I can scarcely trust myselt to speak, so
senseless do I deem all such methods of
dealing with what is called the 'social
evil.' Tnere are no methods available, in
my judgment, of healing this and other
such open sores, except methods of indirec
tion. But men of hot moral impulses can
not wait for results from these methods.
Let them somehow be prevented from doing
public mischief, hoever. If our moral de
tectives are re-illy bent upon saving the
fallen let them get ihera into 'homes,' where
the moral nature might have a fair chance
to recover itself. But even this were im
practicable, or would only prove eflectual
in a mitigating decree."
This is what Babbi Aaron "Wise thinks:
"In answer to your question a command of
the Talmud occurs to me 'Cast away with
thy right hand; with thy left hand draw
him nearer. Chastise and fondle together.
Administer correction to the wicked, but
immediately alleviate the pain of his pun
ishment' In the treatment of the great
social evil, which engrosses the thoughts of
all men, should our measures for relief not
beinflcenced by the lofty sentiment con
tained in the teachings of the rabbis? That
there exists an evil which must be elim
inated, that action must be taken ere it
gains too strong a foothold, who would
deny? And yet we cannot demand an un
conditional surrender. The weakest enemy
has the right to expect some quarter if it
. yield to the superior power. Shall we
then oppose this unrighteous enemy to the
social and moral order with harsh, immod
erate measures, without any concession to
its imperative needi? We must seek to
exterminate this incubus, but we dare not
refuse protection to those whom we thus
Knows No Compromise.
Eev. Madison C Peters writes: "I know
no compromise; boldly condemn the sin, but
have Christlike compassion for the sinner.
Luther trulv said, 'This is a hard world for
girls.' Their woes should commend them
to our loving care. I believe that one-half
of the women who go to the bad are driven
there through scanty wages. Think of many
of our large stores paying competent girls
lrom ?2 60 to 55 per week. Let our churches
and philanthropists open doors of refuge.
While Christ lives none are beyond hope
Matron 1'rindle, of the Florence Mission,
says: 'I believe it to be the duty of every
Christian worker, all clergymen and lay
men, to seek the salvation of all fallen
women, and especially after their haunts
Mrs. Lyman Abbott
Wife of the pastor of Plymouth Church, in
Brooklyn, and one of the most experienced and
earnest women identified with American church
work, shows the wisest manner of
Conducting a Ladies'
Aid Society '
in a special article, full of suggestions for members
of Ladies' Aid Societies, in the Christmas Ladies'
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have been raided and they are left to secure
other places of abode more terrible still.
"It ministers ana missionaries went hand
in band with the police, and while one was
administering the law the other, with love
and good will, should band forth the bread
ef lite to win these poor motherless, home
less girls back to God and virtue, it would
be a glorious work."
"For the sake of society," says the Eev.
Dr. G Ellwood Hash, pastor of the Church
of Our Father, Brooklyn, "whose very
foundations in the home it undermines, th,e
social pest should be stamped out remorse
lessly, immldiately. The individual sinner
should be dealt with in exhaustleis pity as
a soul to be saved. Repressive measures to
be effectual must be continuous, not parox
ysmal. The laws are already strincent.
The police are guilty of their non-application.
Rampant, ruthless partisanship is re
sponsible for a bribable police. The voters
who sustain them are to blame for reckless
partisanship, and thus for the default of
the police and the persistence of the plagui.
Enforce the law and give the gospel crauk
a more vigorous turn."
TUree Interested Parties.
The Eev. David James Burrell writes:
"With respect to the uplifting of the
fallen, as in other benevolent movements of
our time, there are three interested parties
"First The civil government, upon
which devolves not merely the punishment
of the guilty, but their reformation for
"Second The Church, which custom
arily relieves the State of much the largest
pari ot its-reformatory work, and
"Third The fault finders, who are of no
use whatever in these premises except to
malign the Church for neelecting at times
to entirely perform this particular function
of the civil authorities. In the special
cases referred to the Pittsburg clergymen
were probably as short of accommodations
for fallen" women in their homes as the
municipal authorities were in the public
institutions of the city."
Eev. Joseph E. Kerr said: "The Pitts
burg clergymen meant well, but for the
time being they were trapped by their own
rashness. They inaugurated a crusade
which they found themselves unable to fol
low up logically and thoroughly. The
Mayor stepped back with the plea that he
did not look for his official order to be so
promptly enforced, and the ministers were
invoked to face the new situation with the
good Samantanship of the gospel. The
gun kicked, and if the shot went out of the
muzzle the recoil was stunning. There wag
no lack of courage, but there is more than
one kind of that admirable virtue. Expe
rience justifies the belief that ministerial
leadership along municipal and civil lines
is not the most fortunate. Nor is it neces
sary in this.day,when there is such a splen
did' host of educated and consecrated Chris
tian laymen entirely competent to concert
measures and lead in their execution, aided
and encouraged by the moral support of
spiritual guidance of the ministerial pro
fession." A Mother's Story
"Wben my boy was 2f years of ago, a fall
brought nn hip disease, which gradually
grew worse nntil, when
lie was 6, lie conld not
walk, and wo had him
treated 9 months at the
Children's Hospital in
Boston. But when be
came borne be was
worse, and the doctors
said nothing conld be
done. I began giving-
'Willie Duir. and he Improved at
once. The 11 abscesses on his hip healed np,
bis appetite improved and be could walk, at
first with crutches, then without. Ho is now
perfectly well, lively as any boy." JlRS.
Emma V. Dcrr, Walnole, iluia.
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