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THE SCKANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 3, 1897.
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Rev. Thomas Hell, who some tlmo
ago resigned the paBtoratc of the Ply
mouth Congregational church of the.
"West Side anil named July 17 ns the
date when It would bo Into effect, has
received n, call from the Presbyterian
Rev. THOMAS BELL,.
church at Summit Hill, Carbon coun
ty. Mr. Hell filled the pulpit of the
.church several times recently and made
such a favorable Impression that ho
was unanimously requested to become
pastor. He has decided not to nccept
the charge, however. Another call has
also been extended to him and Is now
The late Ksuo of the Lackawanna
Presbyterian gives an Interesting table
of Presbyterian statistics In Lacka
wanna Presbytery for the last few
years, denoting the growth In the vari
ous depaitments of church and Sun
day school work:
Added on exam 1,111
Added on cortlll 40.!
Total membership ... 13,819
Adults biptis-cd 437
Infants baptized 47-
S. S membership 17,311
Home nil slons JT7.M.J
Fotelgn mlsslcns .. . Vifiii
S. S. work
Aid for colleges
Gen. assembly .
Rltjlo society 1'jT
Number oz reporting
schools In the Pres
Officers and teachers. 1.710
Total membiibhlp .... 17,309
Av. attendance 11,130
Scholars In full mem
bership of chi'tch .. 3,0V,
Baptized schelars ... 1.2SJ
Using of Westmin
ster Helps S3 S3
Tomorrow IU. Rev. Bishop O'Hara
will bless, the new church of tho Holy
Cross of Belleuo, of which Rev. W. I.
O'Donnell Is pastor. Tho dedication
M-rvlcos will begin at 10 30. Rev. Jo-
heph Coroner, of Forest City, will cele
Iji ate the mass and Rev J. W. Malone,
of the cathedial, will preach the dedi
cation seunon. The music will be In
charge of Piof Davis and Miss Anna
Bell, of PioIdenee, will bo oiganlst.
(Several of the solos of the mass will be
sung by Prof A. AV Kelly, of Paison,
who, with Miss Anna Brown, of Oly
phant, will sing the solos at the vesper
service at 7 30 p in. Rev. J V. Hussle,
of Behtley Cieek, will conduct vespers
service and pi each the sermon. Prior
to the dedication of the church In the
moi ning there w HI be a parade of Cath
olic societies of Scianton, Dunmore and
Mlnookn. John E. Regan will be grand
marshal! and Captain W II. Buike
chief of staff The paiade will move
at 9.1.r over the following louto: From
Seventh stieet to Railroad avenue,
Railroad avenue to Fouith avenue, to
Bellevue Place, to Third aenue, Third
aenue to Fellows stieet to Fourth
avenue, to Emmet stieet, to Bioadway
to Holy Crot?H church, coiner of Fifth
avenue and Broadway and dismiss.
The First Chinch of Christ, Scientist,
on Monday petitioned court to grant
articles of Incorporation. The petition
says that the chutch is to ho for the
purpose if supporting ' the public wor
ship of dod accoidlng to the faith, doe
tilne, discipline and the principles and
usage of l hi 1st Ian Science ns bet forth
only In thf Bible and the writings of
the Rev Mary Baker G, Eddy." The
directors for the first year, ending De-
enibT 31, 1S07. are Alfred Harvey.
IMS Wyoming aenue; Miss Jennie
Cnpwell, 153S AVyomlng avenuo; Mrs.
Susan Spencer, 310 Wyoming nvenue;
Mis Charles M. Maynard, 1S03 Nny
Aug avenue: Simon Thomas, 224 Reese
street, A L. Frlnk, 33G South Hyde
Park avenue; C. G. Avery, 519 Adams
avenue, O. W. Maynaid, 1S0S Nay
Rev. J O. Eckman, D. D Rev. J.
L. Race and Rev. G. T. Price, repre
senting the Methodist Episcopal pas
tors of tho city, have addiessed a
communication to Mayor Bailey which
says; "Complaints having come to
us that quiet citizens have been dis
turbed by Sunday ball playing within
the limits of the city, the Methodist
urejttheis' meeting appointed a com
mittee to respectfully request your
honor, to use prerogatives of your high
Ilelilng. caly, bleeding palnn, ibipeleei oalli,
and jmlnful linger endi, plmplci, blackhead),
oily, roolhy kln,dry, thin, and falling hair, Itch.
Inn, tcaly acalni, all yield quickly to warm baths
-with CimcuiU Soir, and gentle anointings
wIUi.Cdticuiu (ointment;, the great akla euro.
Ii Bid Ihroujititral th voiU. Fottii Dtco Airs Catu.
- How to hoduc.Bon.WMU lUnd.," fit.'
Jo.unllr folliTtd br
Neufe of the Week t
ollce to suppress the same. We nro
pleased with the efforts already made
In that direction and will do all that
Is In our power to support the author
ities In preventing Sabbath desecra
tion." Princeton men will be Interested to
learn that the Rev. Dr. Burroughs, of
the class of '73, will preach at the First
Presbyterian church tomorrow. Dr.
Burroughs Is president of Wabash col
lege, Crnwfordsvllle, Indiana. He was
connected with Amherst college for
several years as college pastor. He Is
n young man for a college president,
and has great personal attractiveness.
He nbly teprcsents the younger Prince
ton which Is making Itself felt ns of old
In the pulpit. Dr. Ilenry Van Dike
and Howard Duffleld, of New York, and
Dr. MacPherson, of Chicago, are his
classmates. Dr. Burroughs has been
engaged by the Second Presbyterian
church for Sunday, July 11.
Dr. Throop's will contains the fol
Twelfth To the Homo for tho Friend
less, I havo subscribed three thousand
do'.lurs, and as that also may be paid in
the same way, It must also bo deducted
from tho sum hereby bequeathed,
Thirteenth To St. Luko'e church, I
Khali continue pcylng tho sum of one
thousand dollars a year, as I have been
doing for some time for Its support, and
at my demise to glvo It to tho vestry for
any purpose they please to tho amount
ot Ave thousand dollars, to to used whero
Religions News Notes.
Rev. Tho: las Bell, of North Lincoln
avenue, pivic'iei last Sunday In the
Presbyterian church at Summit Hill,
The silver jubilee of Rev. Patrick
Murphy, pastor of St. Patrick's Catho
lic church, of Olyphant, was celebrated
Tuesday night by his patlshoners.
Tho People's Chrlstlnn Prohibition
church hae moved Into new quarters
In the Carter block, 608 Linden street.
They expect to have preaching there
every Sabbath during tho summer.
Rev. V. C. Byers, who recently re
signed as pastor of the Peckvllle Pres
byterian church, has gone to his homo
In St. Louis where ho wilt spend the
summer. Mr. Bycis" resignation has
not been accepted and an effort will
likely bo made to resume his pastorate
at Peckvllle In the fall
Thcie will be a patriotic service at
the Railroad department Young Men's
Christian association Sunday, July 4.
PatrIotHaddresses by the Rev. Thomas
Bell, of tho Plymouth Congregational
church. Railroad men and their fam
ilies welcome. Patriotic airs by tho
quartette. Meeting begins nt 3.45
Tho committee lepresentlng the Ep
worth League of this section has com
pleted Its nnangements for tho trip to
the International convention at Toron
to on July 14. They will go by way of
tho D., L. & W. road and will leave
Nantlcoke nt C.20 a. m and Scranton
at 7.30, running through to Lewlston,
from whence, they will go by special
boat to Toronto.
The Volunteeis of America are con
ducting their meetings in their tent
on Linden stteet and court houso
square- cvciy evening at 8 o'clock. Chil
dren's mtetlns every Saturday at 3
p. m. Gospel feast Sunday 3.45, and
a. ien1 Volunteet's Catherine Sunday
evening 8 p. m. Monday, July 5, they
will hold a Volunteer Ice cream fete
In the tent all dav and evening.
Cospel meeting Sunday afternoon at
.1.45 nt the Young Women's Chtlstlan
association. Miss Alice Wcrkhelser
will lend, subject "Patience, James,
v:16-17. Short meetlns; come with
your friend Muslcale at Young Wo
men's Christian association rooms July
13, at 7.45. Mrs. AVllllam Hand, Miss
Julia Allen, Miss Richmond and Miss
Blaekman will have charge. A silver
offering nt the door. Picnic July 31,
at Nay Aug. Meet at rooms 2.30.
Sunday eenlng at the Hickory Street
Presbyterian church patriotic exorcises
will be held In observance of July 4.
The follow Ing programme will be
given: Prelude, Prof. Gus Schmidt;
Invocation; hymn; reading of Scrip
ture, Psalms 32; chorus, church choir;
prayer; hymn, "O Columbia, the Gem
of the Ocean," three verses; reading
the Declaration of Independence;
hymn, "My Country "Pis of Thee;" ser
mon; the Lord's Prayer; chorus, chutch
choir; hymn and collection, "There
Comes a Sound Like Thunder's Roll;"
Evangelist W. II. Smith, of Scran
ton, and C. F. McVagh, of Eldred. Pa.,
have erected their large 10x70 foot pa
vilion on the corner of Church avenue
and Ferdinand street, wher.' thev will
conduct a series of go3pil meetings,
lasting fur several weeks. Their teach
ing diffeis somewhat from that of most
of our modern evangelists being moio
after the manner of teaching the bible
They af a simple God-f taring people,
and their o-ilv object is to win souls to
Christ. Their peillon Is nicely dcci
tated, comtottnbly seated and no ef
forts will be pard to make it pleasant
for the .jeo.ile Fust service Sunday
evening, July 4, t 7.45. All are re
quested to brlnS, their b'ulej.
St. Luke's parish Rev, Rogers Israel,
rector; Rev. Edward J, Haughton, cur
ate. Third Sunday after Trinity. St.
Luke's church, 7.30 a. m., holy commun
ion; 9.15 a. m., Sunday school; 10.30 a. m.,
morning player, sermon and holy com
munion; 7.30 p. m., evenlntf prayer and
sermon. St. Mark's, Dunmore, 8 a. m
holy communion; 10.30 a. m., mornlns;
prayer and sermon; 3 p. m., Sunday
school; 7.30 p. m., evening prayer and ser
mon. St. George's, Olyphant. In Ed
ward's hall, 3 p. m., Sunday school; 4 p.
m., evening prayer and rermon.
Elm Park Methodist Episcopal church
Dr. C. K. Qlllln, pastor. Communion ser
vices, 10 30 a. m,; evening services, 7.30, at
which the pastor will deliver a pati lotto
address. Subject, "Have AVe Freedom In
These United States?" Ezra Griffin post
and AV. N. Monies post. Grand Army of
the Republic, will attend.
Grace Reforn ed Episcopal Chuish AVy
omlng avenue, bolow Mulberry street.
Prayer and praise service, 9.30 a. m; di
vine worship, 1030 a, m, and 7.30 p. m.j
Sabbath school, 12 m.' Young Ptoplo's So
ciety of Christian Endeavor, 0 30 p. m.
Seats all free at all services. Strangers
always welcome. Preaching by the pas
tor, morning, "Trusting," II Kings, xvlll,
19; evening, "The Seven Days of the
Ilible," P3alms IxxU", 10. Union niblo class
for lesson Btudy Thursday 7.15 p. m. All
welcome. At the c'ose of the class, tlf
teen minutes' btudy of the dlspensatlonal
First naptlst Church Scranton street.
Rev. S. P. Matthews, pastbr. Prayer
meeting, 10 n. m., led by James Allan.
The subject for Sabbath morning will be
"Dlessed Is the Nation AVhose Ood Is tho
Lord," Psalms xxxlll, 12. In tho evenlnr
aro Lord's supper will be observed. Th
offerings of tho day will be on behalf of
the Keystone academy. Sunday Bchool, 2
p, m Dr. Ueddoc, superintendent. Young
People's prayer meeting, G 30 p. m., leader,
Mattlo Watklns, All are cordially In
vited. versary meeting In memory of the late
Hon. J. J. Albright, who did so much
for the church. Rev. Samuel C. Logan,
D, D,, will preach the memorial sermon.
Professor George A. Morris, of Newark,
N. J., tho well known descriptive bari
tone soloist, will sing a few of hlo stirring
Jackson Street Baptist church Preach
ing ut 10 30. Rev. Thomas de Gruchy, pas
tor. Topics, "The Multiplying Christ."
At 2 p. m Bible school; Continental mis
sion Bible school nt 2 p. m. Eenlng ser
vice nt 7. Praise and song service, Will
iam Stanton, ccrnctlst: William Allen,
violinist, assisted by a largo chorus, fol
lowed by a short pattiotlc address, "Our
Independence." Come, Wo always wel
come every one with plensure.
Providence Methodist Episcopal church
Hev. Wm. Edgar, pastor. Tho usual
services will bo hell. The pastor will
preach at 10.30 n. m. on "Christian Civili
zation;" subject nt 7.30 p. m.,."The Tri
umphant Cry." This Is sixth In series on
"Last Words of Jesus." Sunday school
nt 2 p. m. This Is monthly missionary
day. Epworth league at 6 45 p. m.
Hampton Street Methodist Episcopal
church F. P. Doty, pastor. Services at
10 30 a, m. and 7.30 p. m. Preaching by tho
pastor. Morning theme, "Christian Citi
zenship;" evening theme, "Suppression of
Evil." Sabbath school at 2 p. m.; Junior
league at 3 p. m ; Epworth league at 6 30
p. m. A free seat and cordial welcome for
the stranger at all services.
St Mark's Lutheran Church Rev. A.
L. Ilamer, Ph. D pastor. Third Sunday
after Trinity. Services 10.30 n. m. and 7 30
p. m. (Morning subject, "A Knowledge
of God Is a Nation's Best Defense "
South Side Gospel Mission 311 Plttston
nvenue Prayer and praise service at
3 30 each Sunday nftcrncon. Services ev
ery evening at 7.43 o'clock. Blblo read
ing Thursday evening. A welcome to all.
Green Ridge Presbyterian Church Rev.
P. R. Ross, of Wavcrly, N. Y will preach
nt 10.30 n. m. and 7.43 p. m. Bible school
at 12 o'clock. Endeavor society meeting
nt 0 4, p. m.
Providence Presbyterian Church Rev.
George E. Guild, pastor. Morning sub.
Ject, "A Themo for the Day, tho Christian
In Civil Life;" evening theme, "Caleb, a
Patriot and Hero." Sunday school at 12
o'clock. Junior Endeavor 3 o'clock. Sen
lor Endeavor 6.30 o'clock
Tho People's Prohibition Church Rev.
Dr. Bird, pastor. There will bo regular
preaching services on Sabbath In the
Carter block, No. BOS Linden street, at 3
p. m. and 7 30 p. m. Afternoon subject,
"Pagan Idolatry In Christian America "
Evening subject, "Is the Dream of Lib
erty a Stupendous Farce?" Everybody
Washburn Street Presbyterian Church
Hev. Johr P. Moffat, pastor. Services at
10 3") a. m. and 7.30 p. m Bible school at
12 m. Junior Christian Endeavor dis
continued until September. The pastor
wilt preach a patriotic sermon in tho
morning. In the evening the Senior Chris
tian Endeavor will have charge of the ser
vice, wl-kh will bo of a patilotle n..t ire.
Several addresses will be given and a
specially prepared programme rendcied.
The pastor w 111 bo piesent and participate.
Thcro wllil bo no Chilstlan Endeavor ser
vice nt 0 20, the usual hour. Tho churcn
will be handsomely decorated with the
First Church of Christ (Scientist), 519
Adams avenue. Sunday service 10 30 a. in
Testimonial meeting Friday evening at S
o'clock. All welcome. Seats free.
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church
Short avenue, I'urk Place Divine ser
vices 10 30 a. m. and 7.30 p. m.: Sunday
school, 2 30 p. m. All aro cordially wel
come to tho services Kov. W. C, L.
Giaca Lutheran church, corner Madison
avenue and Mulberry street Rev. Foster
U. Gift, pastor. Sc rviccs at 10 30 a. m.
and at 7.30 p. m. Holy communion In the
Ply mouth Congregational church Ser
vices at the usual time. Preaching 10 30
a. m. and 7 30 p. m. Sunday school, 12 m.
Sunday Sclool lessm for July 4
FIRST CONVERTS IN
Acts XVI., 6-15.
CONTEXT. The lesson of May 23, our
last In apoatollc history, treated tho con
ference at Jerusalem. (Acts xv., 22-19).
Shortly afterwaid Paul set out from An
tloch, on his second missionary Journey,
accompanied by Silas. Passing thioush
Syria and Cllcltla, ho visited the churches
which ho had founded. At Ljstra, Tim
othy, a young disciple, probably converted
on the former visit (Acts xlv, (,), was or
dained to tho ministry (I. Tim. iv, 14), and
added to the party. Thence traveling
northwest the mlsslonailes directed their
btcps in paths untioddcn by mesengua
of Christ, into the dark depths of pagan
ism, Llttlo Is known of what transplied
on tho way. Tho Inspired writer had nls
mind on an objective point to be reached
lurther on, nn account of whlcn will bo
given In toduy's lesson. The entire New
Testament nairatlve Is a recital merely
of those Important events on which his
tory turned, leaving other events un
noticed. (Jchn xl, 25).
JOURNEYING. - Our lesson opiMis
(verses C and 7) with a bare mention of
the countries, all Roman provinces,
through which the missionaries Journeyed.
The first, Phrygla, directly west of Ly
caonla, contained three Important cities,
Hlcrapolls, Colosse nnd Laodlcea, but
Paul deputed EpapharaB (Col. Iv, 12), a
Chrlst'an of Gieck parentage, to labor
there, and pushed on with Silas and Tim
othy Into Galatla, a provlnco to tho
northeast. Tho Gnlatlans wero descend
ants of a band ot adventurous Gauls, who,
about threo centuries before the Christian
era, removed from their home In western
Europe, fought their way through many
obstacles and finally settled In Asia Minor.
AVarilko and democratic, these people gov
erned themselves, nnd under the Imperial
dominion retained their own rulers. Paul's
preaching made a powerful Impression on
their sensttlvo natures, and they cordial
ly heard him and accepted the Gospel.
(Gal. Iv, 13).
RESTRAINING.-On closing the labors
In Galatla tho missionaries retraced their
steps, moving westward to tho boundary
of Mysla, one of the districts ot tho most
western provlnco called Asia, from which
we obtain the name now applied to the
whole eastern continent. Here a doublo
restriction was laid upon Paul, He was
first forbidden by tho Holy Ghost to
preach In Asia (verse 6). Inferring that
this Indicated the Lord's pleasure as to
the next field of labor, ho was disposed
to movo northward and enter Ulthynla
(verso 7), a province lying along tho
southern shore of Pontus Euslmus, or, as
It Is now termed the niack sea. Hut the
Spirit again Interposed, This shows that
the missionaries did not act freely they
were not moved by their own Inclinations,
hut by a supernatural Illumination and
Impulse. Spirit-guided with closed lips
they passed directly across Mysla and
came to Its chief city, Troas by the Sea
(veue 8), which stood near tho slto of
ancient Troy, the sceno of Homer's Im
DIRECTING. Having; been brought
Young People Society of Christian Kni
deavor, G.30 p. m, Tho pastor will preach
morning and evening' The Sherman Ave,
nue Mission children's oxerclses at 11,14,
Tho publlo cordially invited, Tt Boll,
AH Soul's Unlversallst churchRev, F,
W. Whlppcn, pastor, Mornlntr and even
ing services. Tho morning sermon will
b for Independence Day,
South Side Gospel mission, 511 Plttston
avenue Prayer and pralso ervlco at 3 30
each Bunday afternoon. Service every
evening at 7.45 o'clock. Bible reading on
Thursday evening. A welcome to all,
Howard Placo African Methodist Epis
copal church Rev. II. A. Grant, B. D
pastor. 10.30 n. m., subject, "Witnesses of
Christ;" 2 p m., Sunday school; 3 p. m.,
Rev, J. Russell, pastor of tho Shlloh Hap
tlst church, will preach; 7.40 p. m., nnnl-
Simpson Methodist Episcopal church
Rev. J. B. Sweet, pastor. Quarterly meet
ing. Services commencing nt 9 o'clock
with love feast, and holy communion nt
10.30. Sunday school, at 12 o'clock; Junior
league, nt 3 o'clock: Epworth league, at
fi.30; eveilng preaching servlco nt 7.30
o'clock. Sermon by tho pastor; subject,
"Our Independence," a patriotic dis
course, to which all nro Invited. All
seats free. A welcome to all.
Tho Second PrcBbyterlan Church Rev.
Charles IX Robinson, D. D., pastor. Ser
vice at 10. 30 a. m. There will bo a pa
triotic service In tho morning when tho
pastor will preach on "What Our Country
Demands of Us." No servlco In tho even
ing. Penn Avenue Baptist Church Rev. Jo
seph K. Dixon, pastor, will preach at 10 30
nnd 7.30 o'clock. iMornlng theme, "Soli
tudes with Christ," Sacrament of tho
Lord's Supper at the morning service.
Subject for the evening, "Shadows on
tho Nation's Dial," and Independence Day
sermon. Special national music. Blblo
school at 2 o'clock. Nay Aug Falls mis
sion school, 3 30 o'clock, at 1320 Mulbeiry
street. Young J'copln's meeting at 0.30.
AH cordially welcome.
Court Street Methodist Episcopal
Church Rev. Gtorgo T. Price, pastor,
preaching at 10 30 a. m subject. "The
Power of Holy Joy." In the evening at
7.30, subject, "Tho Remedy for Hard
Times." Epworth league prayer moat
ing at 6 30 p. m.
Calvary Reformed Church Corner Gib
son street and Monroe avenue. Rev. Geo.
W. Welsh, pastor. Services, 10 30 n. m.,
subject, "Our National Resources." Sun.
day school, 12 in.; Junior Christian En
deavor, 6 30 p. m.; Senior Christian En
deavor, 7 p. m. Service, 7.43 p. m., sub
ject, "The Reign of David."
CONCERT AT FARVIEW.
Progrn lino That Will lie Rendered
by Bauer's linutl.
The following programme will he ren
dered by Bauer's band at Fat view
March, "Stars and Stripes Forever,"
Overture, ".Morning, Noon and Night,"
Selection, "Wizard of tho Nile". ..Herbert
Ihreo Quotations Sousa
(a) King of France.
(b) I, Too, Was In Arcadia.
(c) In Darkest Africa.
A Musical Episode (descriptive)... Voelker
A Hunt in tho Black Forest.
German Before Paris Trenkler
Selection from Brian Horn Edvvnrds
Patrol, The Blue and Gray Dalboy
Selection, "El Capltan" Sousa
Medley, "A Gay Old Time" Beyer
WORK OF BURGLARS.
They Entered tho Hotel of J. J. Price
Burglars entered the hotel of J. J.
Price at Rendham Thursday night nnd
stole a quantity of cigars and liquors.
An entrance to the building was af
fected by cutting a pane of glass from
one ot the front windows. Mr. Price
and his family reside In the building,
but were not disturbed by the burglars.
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American Society o"f Religious Education.
Into a country where they aro not allowed
to speak for Christ what are the preachers
to do? They were not left long In doubt.
In tho night Paul had a vision. A Mace
donian stood before him, crying, "Como
over Into Macedonia and help us." ( trse
9). That man was the lit representative
of powerful nations which had, accom
plished great things in the domain of
politics, but were growing old and feeble.
"Writhing In the restlessness of doubt at
the foot of their vvorld-fumous altars of
art and beauty, they were turning tired
eyes toward the east, seeking there a
deliverance from evils of which they had
no longer any hope In themselves "
Claudius was then tho ruler of tho world.
The puppet of mistresses and favorites,
ho had lr.ld upon the whole empire a yoke
of deepest humiliation, a slavery accom
panied by no redeeming jay of gloiy. It
was therefore a most opportune time tor
Paul and his associates to enter Europe,
cnnylng tho everlasting Gospel, tho only
infallible cure for the Ills of man,
OBEYING. Paul rightly Interpreted
this vision as the call of God to a new held
of labor, and he Immediately obeyed.
(Verso 10). Taking boat at Tioas they
sailed westward over the Aegean sea. Ac
cording to Eudeblus (Ecclcs. Hist, HI, 4),
another helper was added to the company;
at this point, Luke, the physician, des
tined to be tho Inspired chronicler of the
apostolus age. After a voyage of ono
hundred and fifty miles, Samothracla, an
Island near tho coast, was touched, and
next day the missionaries debarked nt
Neapolls, on tho mainland, then a city
ot considerable Importance, whoso ruins
to this day may be seen a little distance
from tho Turkish village or Kavalla,
(A'erso 11). Losing no tlmo the mission
aries pushed on into tho interior, to Phll
Ippl. This city, built by Philip II, and
rendered Illustrious by the famous battle
In which the Roman republic finally suc
cumbed under Brutus, had become a
nourishing colony, the most Important In
all that region. Paul, Silas, Timothy,
Luke, obedient to tho heavenly vision
(Acts xxvl, 19), were for the first tlmo on
the soil of Eutope.'
PREACHING, Tho restraint Imposed
In Asla'belng removed the full function
of tho ministry may be exercised. Rut
whero? Naturally Paul and Bllas Luke
and Timothy .being Greeks turned to their
countrymen llist of all, among whom they
might most certainly expect sympathy.
The Jews wero not numerous In Phlllppl,
nor was their religion acceptable to the
people. Tho culture of ancient Greece,
devoted to the worship of form Idolatrous
of beauty both In language and In art,
was unfavorable to the purer morals In
culcated by the synagogue, while tho cor
ruption of manners and the political and
religious despotism ot Rome opposed any
religion brought In from without. Tne
Jews were therefore compelled to go out
of tho city f6r worship, liutldlng an ora
tory by the river , side they were accus
tomed to assemble there for prayer on
the Sabbath. To that nlaco PM.U1 re
paired (verse 13), and, finding a small
Tho Country club's celebration of In
dependence Day will take placo this
afternoon and evening. A Scranton-Wllkes-Barre
golf match In the after
noon nnd n band concert, dancing and
fireworks In the evening will be tho
mediums of celebration.
The golf match will begin nt 3
o'clock. The Scranton players will be
chosen from among (Messrs. Watklns,
Hunt, Jr., Bedford, Huntington, J.
Brooks, Simpson, Walker and Fuller;
Wllkes-Bnrre will be represented by
Messrs. F. and G. Hlllman, Harding,
Woodruff, Loveland and Chuse.
Fireworks and dancing will accom
pany the following programme of band
March, Althotas By Fnrrar
Overture, Luslrplcl By Keller Bala
Columbian National Potpourl,
By Thomas Coatcs
Intermezzo By Czlbulla
Lovo'8 Dream After tho Ball.
Stars and Stripes Forever .By Sousa
Grand National Fantasia By DaMiey
Germans Before Paris By Trenkler
Patrol, The. Blue and Gray ....By Dalbey
Medley, A Jolly Night By Bejer
Star Spaigled Banner By Bauer
The Sterling Social club enjoyed an
outing to Mountain lake Wednesday.
In the party were: Misses Shaw,
Jones, Hemens, Combs, Goodwlch,
Dawklns, Pross, Parfley, Powell, Ge
"bershy, Ace, the Misses Wclsenfluh,
Connell, Lewis, Suydam, Thomas, Ed
wards, Boldry, Jnmes, Sensenbaugh,
Motenbocker, Lawrence, and Messrs.
Meyers, Marsh, Haword, D. Hall, AV.
Hall, Dolph, Bone, Cooper, AVelss, Rob
erts, Strong, Frank, Hepburn, Feln
bcrg, Alloms, Angle, Petery, Larimer,
Finn, Case, Allen, Beers, St. John. The
officers of the club nre: H. Adams,
II. Angle, and II. Strong.
Tho Tuesday Afternoon Catd club
were entertained last Tuesday by Miss
Ray AVllllams, of North Sumner ave
nue. Mrs. John II. AVllllams and Miss
Edna AVllllams assisted in receiving.
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Dickson gave
a charity barn party at their country
home at Dalton Tuesday night, the
proceeds of w hlch will go to the Lack
awanna hospital. The guests left this
city early In the evening and returned
on a special train after midnight.
Mj-s. T. F. Torrey, of New York city,
gave a dancing party nt the Scranton
Bicycle club house Tuesday evening for
her son, Dickson, and the hitter's
friend. AA'illlam A. Campbell, of Schen
ectady. Supper was served by Hunt
ington at midnight. The music was by
Bauer. Mrs. Toney, Miss Ethel Boles
nnd Mr. Torrey received. Mrs. Lavlnla
Fuller assisted In the entertainment.
The last social In Turner's hall was
given AVednesday evening by the La
dles Clicle and active Turners. It was
a rose soclnl.
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Kassmann cele
biated their twenty-fifth anniversary
at their home, 522 Myrtle street during
A surprise party was tendered to
Miss LIHInn Sharp Tuesday evening
at her home on Larch street by the fol
lowing: Misses Isabella Hazleton, Ada
Kirk, Venice McPeek, Bertha, Steftln,
Susie Paradlso, Ida Cleveland, Rachel
Seeds, Doia Scott, and Masters Thom
as C. Prosser, "Willie Hazleton, Ray
mond Deltner, John AVllson, Herbert
Hill, Harry Sharp.
Miss B. Gallagher of Luzerne street
entertained a number of young people
AVednesday evening at her home. In
honor of Miss Rose Conway, her niece
A dancing party was given Tuesdaj
company of women assembled ho sat
down with them and preached his first
sermon in Europe.
BELIEVING.-In that little audience at
the river side was a woman named Lydl i.
Formerly a resident of Thyatlra In Asia
she had como acro3 the sea and settlen
In Phlllppl to engage In the sale of purple
fabrics, made in her own country. Those
goods were cdored with Hiuld taken from
the glands In the throat of a fish by u very
difficult and expensive process. Hence
the clothes v ere highly prized nnd were
worn by kings and dignitaries. Heathen
though she was by birth, sho had re
nounced tho religion of her father, and
had become a worshiper of tho God of
Israel. In so doing she made protest
against tho universal sensuality nnd at
tached herself to the only purifying force"!
of the city. As Paul spoke that day a
strange Influence camo over the woman.
Her mind grasped the truth and her
heart ylealed to Christ as her Saviour
The warmth of a new spiritual life en
tered. Old things passed away. She passed
Into he company of Christ's followers,
tho fl'at convert, a sister in the household
INA'ITING.-Lydla brought her whole
household Into the church with her by
baptism. Tho number and character of
tho persons a not recorded, neither Is
there any mention made ot tho Influence
by which this Ingathering was secured
It Is quite probable that she had a large
number of servants. The conversion of
Lydla was followed by a desire to assist
tho men who had delivered the message
of salvation. As they were strangers In
the city she tendered them hospltnllty, on
act all tho more Important becnuse It ac
corded with Scripture precept (Heb. xlll,
2), and with oriental practice. Her in
vitation was In the spirit of humility.
"If ye havo found me faithful to the
Lord," sho said, as It she entertained ex
alted conceptions of her guests, nnd
Judged that they would bo careful to know
the character of their host. Evidently
she regarded the acceptance of her offer
as an honor, and such It truly was. The
minister of Christ, because of his calling,
Is the most dignified ot earthly visitors,
CONCLUSION. Thus began tho evan
gelization of Europe. The first convert,
as known to history, was made at a wo
man's prayer meeting. Tho first Euro
pean church was organized In the house
of Lydla. A'levved from tho sldo of human
wisdom this was not an auspicious begin
ning. Thero were no worldly elements of
success In It. Money and social Influence
are generally esteemed to bo nocessary
to tho accomplishment of any great de
sign. And yet Lydla's household pointed
out tho greatest agency to be employed
In advancing the cause of Christ In all
centuries. The holiest men that have ever
lived have como out ot Christian hom;s.
Woman, once degraded ard enslaved, now
freed and elevated. Is building by the si
lent yet potent Influence of her gentlo na-
' ture a now civilization.
evening by MIbs Norah AVoodbrldgc ot
Tenth street to a number of her
Tho following West Side young peo
ple spent Thursday at Bald Mount:
Misses Jennie Fellows, Lolo Fellows,
Nellie Fellows, Oertrudo Follows, Ethel
Fellows, Edna AVllllams, Pearl Porter,
Lelfl, Porter, Grnco AVllllnms, Carrie
Hutchlngs. Moosicj Anna AVllllams,
Clark's Summit; Fnnnle Kennedy,
Elizabeth Helser, Bessie Manger, of
Philadelphia; Edna Saxe, Hagan. Chap
and Messrs. Arthur Sancton, John
Beamish, AValter Bannister, Charles
Sweet, AVIIUs Sweet. Leo Campbell,
Lester Losle, Tracy Tcwksliury, AVInl
fred Fellows, Solomon Drclsen, AVll
llam J. AValsh, Jr., John Howell, Moons
Crngo, AVI11 Crogo, Turvey Breese,
Howard AVllllams and Arthur Van
Miss Jennie Price, of Eynon street,
entertained a party ot friends at a tea
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mullaney gave a
lawn party at their homo on Hampton
street, AVednesday evening.
On Tuesday tho following left for
Lake Sheridan, where they will spend
two months: Mr. and Mrs. A. J. AVIne
brake, Mr. and Mrs. AV. Jeffreys and
child, Dunmore; and Miss Suslo AVIne
brake and AVllllam McMillan, of Hyde
In honor of her guest, Mlsa Stqvens,
of Boston, Miss Bertha Reese, of Ntirth
Hyde Park avenue, entcitatned a nuM-,
ber of friends at a whist party Monday
A number of tho friends of Miss
Lydla Jacobs tendered her a surprise
party laBt Monday evening at her home
on Bromley avenue.
Mr. nnd Mrs. G. AAr. Spencer, of Clay
avenue, Dunmore, celebrated an Inter
esting event In their lives Monday
night. It was the twenty-fifth anni
versary of their marriage and a num
ber of their friends were present to
celebtate the occasion. Among the
presents they received was a solid sil
ver tea set, the gift of their sons.
At Lyons, N. Y., one week ago to
day, J. George Elsele, chief clerk in the
Delaware and Hudson coal department
In this city, was married to Miss Orff,
of that place, at the home of Mrs.
Cordts, sister of tho bride.
Fred Carter, of the North End, was
married to Miss Knto Kennedy, of
Breaker street, Tuesday evening at the
St. Paul's church parsonage, by Rev.
P. J. McManus.
Lewis L. Holden, of Elmwood, N. J,
and Leah L. Stone, of 1332 Penn ave
nue, city, were married AVednesdnv
morning' at tho home of the bride's
uncle, by the Rev. F. S. Ballentlne
rector of the Church of the Good Shep
herd. Miss Sara E. Archibald, a teachor at
the School of the Lackawanna, wa
married Tuesday afternoon to the Rev.
John Alexander Macintosh, pnstor of
the Congregational church at Malanp,
N. Y. Tho ceremony took plnce at the
lesldenco of Rev. Thomas Cann on
Jefferson avenue and was performc3 by
Rev. Mr. Cann and Rev. C. E. Robinson,
D. D of the Second Presbyterian
Miss Mame R. AVhetstone, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Phineas G. AVhetstoiii
of Fourteenth street, and Horace G.
Keen, of North Sixth street, were mar
ried AVednesday at noon in the AVash
burn street Presbyterian church by tho
pastor, Rev. J. P. Moffntt, and Rev.
George E. Guild, pastor of the Provi
dence Presbyterian church. The ush
ers were Herbert Hnll, AVllllam Burall,
AVnllace G. Moser, A. E. Morse, Fianl
Thornton, Charles Seeley. Mr. and
Mrs. Keen will reside at 430 Tenth
street upon their return from their
wedding tour and will be at home aJter
Miss Hannah Thomas, dauchter oi
John M. Thomas, of 1311 Lafayette
street, was married to Horace Coslar
AVednesday morning at the residence of
the bible's parents. Rev. Hugh Davles,
pastor of the AVelsh Calvanlstlc Metho
dist church, officiating. The bride was
attended bv Miss Elvira Reese, and
the groom by George Thomas, a bro
ther of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Coslar
will reside at the corner of Price street
and Bromley avenue.
Miss Richmond Caroline Jeffry, of
this city, was man led to Charles Ed
ward Stevens, of Catbondnle, at 7
o'clock AVednesday evenlnc, In the
Washburn street Presbyterian pat soil
age, by Rev. J. P. Moffatt, pastor cf
the church. The bride was attended by
Miss Gvvendolln M. Price and Miss
Jewel Bennett, of this city. Mr. and
Mrs. Stevens w 111 reside in Carbon
dale. At tho home of the bride, In Glen
burn, Pa., AVednesday evening, June 30,
1S97, Mr. Chailes A. AVllcox, of Scian
ton, and Miss Blanche B. Oilflln, ot
Glenburn, were married. Rev. James
Fielding, of Factoiyville, performed
the ceremony. The following guests
were present; Mrs. P. A. Smith and son
Henry, of Green Ridge; Miss Ida Cn
hoon, Miss Mabel Dershlmer. P. II. AVll
cox, Scranton; Miss Gertrude Northup,
Glenburn; Miss Laura AVoodvvard,
Glenburn; Rev. nnd Mrs. James Field
ing, Factoryvllle. Tho parlor where
the ceremony was performed was beau
tifully decorated with ferns, laurel
blossoms and boucjuets of roses. Mr.
and Mrs. AVllcox left Scranton nt 11.55
on the D. L. & AV. railroad for a wed
John P. Mahon, clerk of the common
council and Miss Kate Glbney, of Main
avenue, AVest Side, were married in
St, Patrick's Catholic church, Tuesday
morning. Miss Nellie Dwyer, of AVay
mart, was bridesmaid and T. J. Jen
nings groomsman. Mr. and Mrs. Mahon
are spending their honeymoon at At
Miss Blna AA'orth, of AVIllow street
and John AVarren, of La Plume were
married AVednesday evening at the
bride's home by Rev. AY. A. Nordt.
Miss L. AVorth and Miss M. Frank were
bridesmaid and Peter Kellerman and
John Sweet were groomsman.
AVednesday morning Miss Kate Saltry
of AVest Market street was married to
Attorney AVllllam H. Gillespie, of Pitts
ton, In Holy Rosary church by Rev. J.
J. O'Toole. The bride was attended by
Miss Katie Thornton, of AA'est Market
street, and tho groomsman was Dr.
John MtCormlck of Ashley. Upon re
turning from their wedding trip Mr.
and Mrs. Gillespie will resldo at Pltts
ton, In the Green Ridge Presbyterian
church Miss Blanche Louise Jenkins,
daughter of ex-Recorder of Deeds nnd
Mrs. Ellezer D. Jenkins, was wedded
at noon AVednes'day to John Harris
Chapman, of Duryea, by Rev, T. C.
Edwards, of Kingston. The bridesmaid
was Miss Grace Jenkins, sister of the
bride. Dr. AV. C. Snow attended the
groom. The ushers wero Joseph Chap
man, Charles AVelnoke, Andrew M.
Fine, of Scranton, and Carleton Brown,
of Afllkes-Bnrre. Mr, and Mrs. Chap
man left on the 3.30 Delaware, Lack
awanna and AVestern train for Asbury
Park. They will be "at home," 1599 Ca
pouse avenue, after July 20.
Miss Maggie Gahagun, of Chicago,
III., and Michael S. Staff, of Fifth ave
nue, this city, were married Thursday
at Deposit, Broome county, N. Y., by
Rev. Father Tounch, pastor of Bt. Jo
seph's church nt that place. A recep
tion followed the wedding at the homo
of Mrs. L. T, Gage, cousin of the groom.
After their wedding tour Mr. and Mrs.
Staff will return to Scranton nnd talco
up their residence on Fifth avenue.
George Herbert of Plttston and Miss
Julia Flood, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs.
John Flood ot Elm street, were married
Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock In St.
John's Cathollo church by Rev. E. J.
Mclley. Miss Catherlno Crnno was
bridesmaid, and Patrick Kenny
groomsman. A wedding supper was
served at the bride's home.
In the bride's home on the South SIdo
AVednesday evening Miss Cnsslo
Mursch was wedded to John Hartmann.
Rev. AV. A. Nordt tied the nuptial
Miss Hardenbcrg has returned from
New York city.
P. II. Mongan and son, Frank, of Dun
more, aro in Chicago,
Samuel Katz, of Honesdale, was In
Scranton on Tucrdny,
Miss Ida AVcIdmnn, of Marlon street, Is
Visiting In Philadelphia.
Attorney and Sirs. J. Alton Davis aro
visiting In Philadelphia.
Miss Roso Wormscr will spend tomorrow
with friends In Sunbury.
Miss Mary Strlcklcr, of Lansford, Is
visiting on tho AVest Side.
Dr. J. Burnett and daughter, Vivian,
aro visiting In New York.
Mr, and Mrs. Iteese Lloyd left Monday
fcr a visit ut San Francisco.
Mrs. V. E. Arnold and daughter, Ro
maync, are In New York city.
Mrs. Nelson Ball, of North Rebecca
avenue. Is visiting ut Buffalo.
Dr. II. F. Hellr.erwlll spend the Fourth,
with his parents at Shamokln.
Captain T. C. Palmer, of Wllkcs-Barre,
was a visitor hero on Thursday.
Rev. AV. S. Ballon, of Huntington, L. I.,
visited Scranton friends Tuesday.
Mrs. Martin Gibbons, of East Drinker
street, is visiting at Philadelphia.
Frederick Hewitt, of Plttston avenue.
Is visiting friends at Stroudsburg.
District Attorney Treadwell, of AVayno
county, visited Scranton this week.
Mrs. AVllllam De Sllva and daughter, ot
Plymouth, are visiting on the West Side.
Gordon Noakes, a guijst of Attorney J.
R. Edwards, has returned to New York;
Dr. I'. F. Strurplor and family, of
South Muln avenue, aro visiting at Monti
Joseph Green and family, of Noith Sum
ne avenue, will spend a week at Gravel
Mrs. T. L. Morgan, of Svvetland street,
Is entertaining Miss Lily Bcvan, of Shen
andoah. Dr. and Mrs. AV. F. Connors attended
the wedding of a relative at Honesdale
S. B. Fenner, of Franklin nvenue, went
to Rochester, N, Y., on a business trip
Mis. Stephen Kittle, of Merrlfleld street,
entertained Mr.i Singer, of Oirbondalc,
Miss Mary McCrea, of Prescot avenue,
has leturned after a visit with friends nt
Dr. Geoige B. Reynolds, of North Main
avenue, visited relatives In Reading dur
ing the week.
County Superintendent Tuvlor attended
tho State Teachers' convention at New
castle this veck.
Charles Grancher, of Gouldsboro, Is the
guest of Mrs. Stowart Blesecker, of North
Attorney John J. Murphy left AVednes
day for a trip to San Francisco and In
John Reese nnd h's mother, of North
Hyde Park avenue, have gone to Rock
land, AVls., to visit.
Mrs. T. I Morgan, of Svvetland street.
Is entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Glynn Mor
gan, of Forest City.
Miss Lucy Carroll, of Madison avenue,
has returned from Honesdale, whero sho
spend several days.
Miss Catherine- Price, of the AVest Side,
attended the commencement exercises at
Bloomsburg this week.
Miss Belle Shimberg, of Syracuse, Is tho
guest of her sister, Mrs. Benjamin Silver
stone, of Madison avenue.
Attorney A. D. Dean attended the com
mencement exercises of Brown university,
Providence, R. I., Monday.
Mrs. J. S. Ames, of Ha,wloy, was the
guest Tuesday of Mrs. H. P. AVoodward,
of Tripp avenue, Dunmore.
Thomas Connell, a Htudent nt Blooms
burg State Normal school, Is home to
spend the summer vacation.
Hev. D. Jones and family, of South Lin
coln nvenue, went to Lake AA'lnola. this
week, to spend the summer.
Philip J. Daniels, of Eynon street, has
leturned from Exeter college, where he
graduated with high honors.
Miss Hattle Greaver, of Jefferson ave
nue, Dunmore, has returned from an ex
tended tour thiough the South.
Mr. nnd Mrs. W. N. Darte. of AVellcs
boro, are guests of theli daughttr, Mrs.
M. L. Smith, of vvhceler avenue.
Miss Mary Harris, of Eynon street, left
Hank, N. J., uro visiting Air. and Mrs.
Daniel Protheroe, at Milwaukee.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. HIchaidson, of Red
Bank, N. J., are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
John Reynolds, of Hampton street.
Mrs. Jamns Roso and children, of Lan
caster, uro visiting her sister, Mrs. Frank
Hallctt, of North Sumner avenue.
Mrs. S. M. rield and granddaughter.
Miss Gcotgla Mosier, ot AVest Plttston,
aro visiting relatives on Adams avenue.
Robeit bherwln, formerly of this city,
but now at Paterson, N. J., visited his
parents on East Market street during tho
Mrs. M. AV. Kelly and children, Leo and
Bertha, visited Mrs. Kelly's daughter,
Mrs. John O'Malley, at Kingston, this
Mrs. G. AV. Powell, of Bellevue, nnd
Mrs. John B. Davles, ,of Bromley ave
nue, will sal! today for a trip through
Mr. and Mis. D. J. Smith, of Cherry
street, Is entertnlnlng their daughter, Mis.
IMward Gagle, and her children, of West
Rev, J. J. Loughran, of tho cathedral,
was yesterday appointed assistant to Rev.
AVllllam P. O'Donnell, at the Church of
the Holy Cross.
Mr. AV. N. Brooks went to AVorccster,
Mass., Tuesday to attend tho funeral of
his father. Mrs Brooks and son, Carl,
Dr. and Mrs. Peter O'Donnell, ot
AVIlkes-Barre, were tho guests of Mrs.
O'Donnell's mother, Mrs. Lavelle, of
Breck street, Sunday,
Mr. and Mrs. J AV. Tltmaif, Charles J.
AVelchcl and Richard O'Brien, of this
city, were registered at the St. Denis, In
New York, last week,
Mr. and (Mrs. Howard Beldlemah, ot
AVobster avenue, attended the com
mencement exercises at Bloomsburg
State Normal school this week.
Miss Frunces Taylor, of Pittsburg, nr
ter a visit to Mr. and Mrs. George Falr
chlld, of South Main avenue, left Mon
day for a stay at Atlantic City.
Miss Lulu Knapp, of North Bromley
avenue, who graduated from Stroudsburg
Stato Normal school, ranking fourth In
her class, Is homo for tho summer,
Mr. and Mrs, Milton Rclchart, daughter,
Florence E., and son, Howard, of Cata
sauqua, havo returned homo utter a visit
with Mrs. G. L. Robblns, of Tig street.
M. J. Murray and daughters, tho Misses
Lydla and Ethel, of Dunmore, attended
the commencement exercises at the
Stroudsburg Normal school AA'ednesday.
Thomas nnd Dudley Hanley, of Pltts
ton avenue, have returned from Holy
Cross college, Worcester, Mass., and will
Bpend the summer vacutlon at tholr home,
Mlsa Edna. Evans, of South Main ave
nue, nnd Miss Laura Hughes, of North
Sumner avenue, are homo for the summer
vacation from the Uloomsburs State Nor
Miss iMary Qutnnan, of tho AA'est Side;
tho Misses Sarah O'Connor and Kate
Kennedy of Now street, and Miss Johan
na E. McCaffrey, of Jefferson avenue, left
on Monday for a two months' trip In tha
Mr. and Mrs. B. Morris left Monday tot
New York, w hence iMr. Morris sailed yes
terday for Europe for a three months'
sojourn of England and the continent.
Mrs, Morris and daughter will spend tha
summer at resorts near Lake Michigan,