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THE 3IOUNIKG TIMES, MOKDAT, MAT 24, 1897.
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IT THE FIRES! UTUt
Discourse on (ho Bountiful Good
ness of Religion at Home.
EXHORTATION TO PARENTS
f "Where tho Gospel of God Exerts Its
Influence There la a Mnrlc ot
Happiness in the Family Clir it. tVi
Religion Neeeswtry ia tho Dis
cipline of Children.
Dr. Talmage,in his notices before his ser
"This is ttie tlmu of year -wnea the graves
of Northern and Southern soldiers are
decorated. We will give next Sabbath
morning and .venlag to the cultivation of
Christian patriotism, and in sermons nuil
songs' commemorate those -who fell in
Army aud Navy during the civil war."
The sermon following was upon the sub
ject, "Home EeUglon," the text being
from Luke 8:39: "Uetum to thine own
house, and show how great things God
hath, done unto thee."
"Alter a, fierce and shipwrecking night,"
entd the preacher"Christ and his disciples
are climbing up the slaty shelving of the
beach. How pleasant it is to stand on
solid ground arter liaving been toiwd ou.
the blUgwsl While the disciples, are con
gratulating each other on their marine
escape, out from a, dark, deep cavern, on
the Uadarcno hills there is sometuing
swiftly and terribly advancing. T& it an
apparition? Is it a man.' Is it a wild
I benb? It is a maniac who has broken
away from ills keepers, perhaps a few rags
on his person, and fragments of stout
shackles which- he liaa wrenched, oft in
terrific parovysm. With, wild yell, and
Weeding wounds of his own laceration, he
fhes down the hill.
"Back, lo tlie boats, ye fishermen, and
put out lo sea,, and escape assassination.
Out Chriit stand his ground; so do the
disciples; ana as this flyiug fury, with
gnashing teeth and uplifted fiati, is.he.-
at Christ, Christ says, -Eamls otf! 1 own
at My feet, thou poor sufferer,' and tlw
demoniac dropsi liarmlets, exhausted, wor
sliipful "Away, ye devils!' commanded
Chiij:r,,and the two thousand fiend which
had bMn tormenting t poor man ari
transferred, to the two thousand swiue
which go to sea with their accursed cargo.
"The restored demoniac sits down at
Christ's feet and wants to stay there.
Christ says to him practically,' Do uot stop;
you have a mbsion to execute; was U off the
filth and the wounds in the sea; smooth
your disheveled locks; put on decent ap-parclandgof-tralghtta
and tell your wife and children that you
will in mo re af fright them, and no moredo
them harm; that you are restored to reason,
and that I, the Omnipotent Son of GoJ,
am entitled hereafter to the worthlp of
your entire household.
Tes, the house, the home. Is the first
place where our religious gratitude ouctit
to be demonstrated. In the outside world
we may eeern to have religion when wc
have It not; but the home tefs whether
our religion is gennine or a sham.
"The six wise men of Greece gave
prescriptions for a happy home. ?oion
says a nappy home is a place where a
man's estate was gotten without injus
tice, Rcpt without disquietude, and spout
without repentance. Chilo says that a
happy home is the place where a man
rules as a monarch a kingdom. Mas
says that a happy home is a place where
a man does voluntarily what by law he
is coms'oUed to do abrend. But you and
I, under a grander light, give a better
prescription; A happy home Is a place
where the kindness of the GosptI of the
Sou of God has full swing.
Ton need the religion of Christ in the
disciplineof your children. The rod, which
ia other homos may be the first moans
used. In yours will be the last There
will be no harsh epithets 'Tou knave, you
villain, ynu scoundrel; I'll thrash the life
ont of you. 1'ou are the worst child r
ever knew." All that kfudof chastisement
makes thiovco, pickpockets, murderers and
the outlaws of society. That parent who
in anger strikes his child across the head
deserves the penitentiary. And yet this
work of discipline must be attended to
God's grace can dfrect us. Alas for those
f who come to the work, with fierce passion
and recklessness of con&ecpiences Between
severity and laxatlveness there fs no
choice -both ruinous and both destruetlve.
But there is a healthful medium, which the
grace of Godwin show to ns.
"We need the religion of Christ to help
us In setting a good example. Xbur chil
dren are apt to think that what you do
is right. They have no ideal of truth or
righteonTiess but yourself. Tilings which
you do, knowing at the time to be wrong,
they taTre to be right.
"However worldly and sinful people are,
they want their children good. How are
you golngto have them good? Buy them a
few good books? Teach them a faxr excel
lent cateohisms? Bring them, to church?
That is all very well, bnt of little final re
sult unless you do it with the grace of God
in your heart.
"Aie there not some here who were
brought up In Christian home?, uid yet are
not religious? ITes, the old folks are pray
injr for you still. Would God I conld waken
those sacred memories.
"Again I remark, we want religion
in all our home perplexities and sorrows.
There are 10,000 questions that come up
in the best regulated household thntmutt
be settled. Terhapg the father has one
favorite In the family, and there are many
questions that need delicate treatment.
Tyranny and arbitrary decision have no
place In a household?" If parents love
Godr there wilt be a spirit of self-sacrifice,
and a spirit of forgiveness, and a
kindness, which will throw its charm over
the entire household.
"Bat misfortune comes: to the Christian
household. If religion has full sway ia
that home, they stoop gracefully They
say 'This Is right.' The father says,
'1'erhapy money was getting to be my
IdoL Perhaps God Is gclng to mate me
a better Christian bypattingnrethnjugrrrhe
f crnace- of tribulation.
But there are families- where- religlonr
has been a great comfort And to other
homes trouble will come. I say it not
that you may be foreboding, cot that you
may do the unwise thfag: of taking- trouble
by the foreloct, but that you may be
Teady. We must go one by one. There
will be partings In alL otur households.
We must say farewell We must tlfe.
And yet there are tiiumphant stmhis
that drown these tremulous accents, there
are anthems that whelm theclirge. Heaven,
is full of the shout of drtirerpd capUves.-
"My mind runs bade to one of the best,
of early homes. Prayer, Ute a roof over
it. Peace, like an atmosphere in. It Par
ents, personifications, of faith in trial and
comfort in darkness. The two pillar
of that earthly home long ago crumbled
to dust- But shall I ever forget thatearly
home? Yes, when the flower forgets, the
6un that warmed it. Tesr "When the
mariner forgets the star that guided him.
Yos, when love has gone out on the heart'
altar, and memory has emptied Its rrm
Into forgetfrriness. Then, the home of
my childhood, I win forget thee; the
family altar of" a father's Importunitj
and a mother's tenderness'.
"When a queen died, her three sorts
brought an offering to the grave. One
son brought gold, another biought silver,
but the third son came and stood over the
grave and opened one ol his- veins mid let
the blood drop upon his mother's tomb,
and all who saw it said it was the greatest
demonstration of affection, liy friends,
wliat ia tne grandest gift we can brlng to
the sepulchre-. of a. Christian ancestry? It
Is a life all consecrated to the God who
made us and the Christ who redeemed us.
I cannot but believe that there ure parents
in 'this house who have resolved to do
thoir whole duty, und that at this moment
they arc passing into a better life.
AIOUNT VFJISOX PI.AGI3 CHUKCIT.
Mr. Bisffey Preaches ou the Under
lying Principle of. Christianity.
Rev. J. W. Duffey, of the SI. 12. Churrh
South, preached to a large congregation
at the morning tervice f nun the text "He
saved others, himself he cannot save."
He (aid that this was uttered as an execra
tion against our Saviour, when he was
hanging on the cross. It was the meanest
thing our fallen humanity could do, to wait
untd he was nailed to the cross and then
to hull at Him their Jeers and mockery.
"I do not know," continued Sir. Duffey,
"whether the enemies of Christ wepj
sincciewheu they said 'Ife Kived others;' "
but they stated a piinciple "Which they did
not themselves comprehend. The puzzle
was. How i it that He can gave others
and cannot save himself?
"The preaching of the gOKfcl is fcollth
ness to the wicked, who do not discern
the things of God. Jesus saved others,
and in so doing He could not save Hiin
wlt He could not give Himself for
others and spare Himself.
"The lireman who would refceue a per
son from a burning building cannot elt
down and count on the chances of his
own life, but rashes to the lccue nt the
peril or his own life That is tho prin
ciple stated in this text, the piinciple of
f eel f-sneri flee.
"We are now but enjoying the results
of this spirit of self-sacrifice. This land
of ours as we have it now Is the result
of labor of others. Our ancestors had ro
work in the fields carrying their weapons
with them, and while they worked some
had to stand guard. It Is so with every
material interest of our country. Such
-self-forgetfiilness and effort has brought
this country to what it is. We have
fine churches, and there is a sort of
fancy that this has always been the
ca"e, yet all we now have is only the
outcome of the heroic effort and self
pacnlce of those who have lived before
"But you may say that wo have entered
into a splendid Inheritance and we have
a right to enjoy it and make the most
out of it. This is a mistake. Some of
you are giving your strength to the
work of having something or of leaving
a business for a son to enjoy after you.
That son will do one of two things. He
will either have a good time and fooii
run through with the whole business, or
he will say that this represents the life
work, the tears and strength of my
father and mother, and I will take hold of
it with the purpose of leaving it in better
Khape than when I found it This is the
true spirit of self-sacrifice-
"But how arc we to determine whether
we have this spirit? You can determine
the grip that this principle has on you
by the measure of your response to God
when he calls upon you for your service
andsacrinces.especiallyof your substance.
"It was said that in the last jiolltlcal
campaign one man gave $100,000 to his
party campaign fund. I take no part In
politics, bet that man. showed the wisdom
of a m3n of business, and the faith he
hart in his party.
"Lot It be proposed to enact a law
against the sahon, and If money can
accomplish anything the saloon mei will
pour out their money like water to defeat
It. That Is the way the men of tho world
do, and this use of our material nourcs
is a splendid test not only of business
Interests, but of religion, too.
"Go forth like the true patriot when his
country is invaded, not counting- your life
dear unto you, and you shall receive life
CTimmKX'S DAY liXKHCISES.
The Little Ones Take Pos.pjs.slon of
At the Sletropolitan Church yesterday
children's day exercises were held hi
place or the regular 11 o'clock ervice
The church was thronged to the doors
with children, their parents and friends
The pulpit platform was filled with the
smaller children, In their gay dresses and
shiny, rosy faces, and was banked with
great masses of daisies, roses and lilies.
The service consisted of the singing
of many hymns and a program of dia
logues, recitations and songs by the pri
mary and intermediate classes of the Sunday-school
The introductory was by BuTrell Slar
tln. There was a recitation, "Story of
Little Annie,7 by Nellie Lutz; a quartet,
"We Have Been to the Wood," by Jessie
Harnsbfirger, Agnes Sfeagher, Curnel Butt
and Franlr Hanison; a dialogue and reci
tation by Ealph Waring, Alice Griffith,
Jame Woodbum, Walling Harvey, George
Harvey, Elhle Sray, John Eldrldge and
Eileen Colonna, and a recitation, "The
Maiden and the Bird," by Josephine
Jlises Gertrude and Nellie L,utz sang
a duct, "Beautiful Roses;" Alice Arm
strong and Kdna Smith gave recitations;
Bcssfe srinor led a conversation of "Sum
mer" and Alma Wilson led a tong.
The SITsscs Lynham, Snoot,. Stick el and
Grtgg sang a quartet
Another feature of the program was
the granting of certificates to members
of the primary and intermediate classes.
During the service there was a baptism
of several little children.
GROUXD WORK OF TlilPISEANCE-
Duty of Christian Churches to Dic
tate Terms in It.s Hehalf.
Rev W. H. fiichanlpon, pastor of Gor
suoh Chapel, made an interesting address
yesterday afteruoon atFoundry Chuich, on
the subject of "Temperance,"
"The liquor interests exist today," said
Rev. Rfc-hardMwi, "entirely by the suffer
ance of the Christian people; by reason of
the fact that the Christian churches hold,
the balance of power, and if they would
but make their demands- known the political
parties must concede to the same.
"Tire liquor power dictates' id? own
terms, and its desires are catered to
largely by those fn authority.
"Heroic measurea are necessary upon
the part of the church. While high license
reduces the number of saloons, it does not
reduce the sale of intoxicants. It throws
around aboot the liquor Interests an air
"The chnrch has said that the liquor
traffie cart never be licensed without sin,
and if every communicant or Christian
would demand respectful attention to such
a seDthwnt tmderpoin of withholding-their
suffrage, the great rartles would soon see
the necessity for conceding to their de
mands. "Let us stop theorizing and talking-about
the evils of intemperance and begin active,
energetic- wort in putting down the ev,
"God vented his displeasure on ancient
nations that were given over to sin, and
tnis will He do to America if His people
fall in the obligations placed upon them."
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DEDICATED 10 RELIGION
Impressive Services at New
Trinity M. E. Church.
SERMON BY BISHOP HDEST
Unlver.snl Postal Congress Itoferrcd
to ns a Sign of the Unification of
God's Creatures Tho World Ono
Neighborhood and Mankind One
Brotheriood OenerouH Donations.
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church was
dedicated yesterday with Imposing and
The soft lines .employed in the frescoes,
the windows andfurfilshings of the church
were varied by the bright Bunshlue of a
perfect day, the brighter hat& and gowns
of the women, and tho brightest of flowers,
which were banted around the pulpit.
The dedicatory sermon was. delivered by
Bishop John F. Hurst!, the music was tup
plied by the chhlr, under the leader&lup
of It. K Strattan, and the amount pledged
toward the liquidation, of the church debt
was $9,000. '
At 1 1 o'clock the choir rendered a grace
ful, swinging hymn. Rev. Dr. Huntley,
pastor of tnc cnurch, Introduced Rev Dr
E. L. Hubbard", of Baltimore, who offered
prayer. Dr. Hubbard asked the Almighty
to accept Trinity as an offering from His
faithful children. He asked that the
Ruler of all things help these faithful
children in their humble effoits to be
oome the image of their Slaker. He
asked Divine blessing upon all the homes
represented in the congregation and upon
the rulers of the nation.
Bishop Hurst read selections fiom th
Second Book of Proverbs, and from the
Epistle of Taul to the Hebrews. Tho
selection from the Book, of Proverbs was
from the sixth andseventh chapters: "The
Lord said he would dwell in the thick
darkness, but I have built Him a house
for His dwelling."
The contribution boxes were then passed
at the suggestion of Pastor Huntley, who
urged that the donations be generous.
During the clinking or the coin Sir. Percy
Thompson, of Trinity choir, sang a solo
with dramatic effect. Hymn No. SG2 fol
lowed, and then the bishop arose to de
liver the sermon of the service. He began
by congratulating the officers of the
church, the members, of the congregation
and Uie citizens of the neighborhood on
the completion of new Trinity He 6ald
that the completion of the church was the
result of gieat labor, intense prayer and
magnificent faith. Bishop Hurst read the
third verse of the eighty-seventh fwalm.
"Glorious things ore spoken in thee. Oh,
city of God."
The church, he said, had often been
called the city of God In the ancient time
the clly represented the cpnter of se
curity and the seat of the Intellectual IdV
of the nation. It was usually porchedon
a mountain tide, to be more secure from
its enemies, and in order to escape the
heat of the plains of the eastern countries
One conception of the church was that it
always pointed heavenward, and in it all
the time liurued a light for the guidance
of the mind and the steps.
One of the functions of the church was
to harmonize the antagonisms of men.
In the church, the rich and the poor met.
There is no longer any opposite tide to
this world. There aie no poles, and there
Is no equator. ThewprldiHnll one neighbor
hood and mankindone brotherhood Bishop
Hurst mentioned, many of the discoveries
and iaventh us which hart done their share
toward unifying the pvople of the earth.
He talked of steam, of electricity, and
laid great stress upon the t-oweis of the
psintlng press. He paid a iaaing tilbtite
to the Universal Postal Congress as one
of the signs of the unification of God's
creatures. lie mentioned the fact that
today the Bible Is printed In 3G0 lan
guages, while wittiin his pulpit experience
it was printed in only 200.
Then the bishop paid tribute to the
English language. It was absorbing other
languages. It was better understood in
the three northernmost countries of Europe,
Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, than was
the German tongue. It Is easier to make
a tour of Eurojie with a knowledge of
English than with a knowledge of French,
which only a few years ago was the cos
mopolitan speech. To show the rapidity
with which English was absorbing and
killing other languages. Bishop Hnrst
said that it was not so very long ago
when in India, 300 languages and dialects
were spoken, but today only 100 are
Bishop Hurst said that the churches
were also coming together In a beautiful
unity. The great friction between the
denominations which ran riot 100 years
ago, was no longer heard of In thepnlpit.
Bishop Hurst spoke of what he termed
the"undcnominatioiiallsmof theage." He
said there stilt existed differences, but
the lences between the churches, were
getting lower each year.
Then the Lichop told of the good which
has sprung from the Christian church. He
first instanced the eleemosynary institutions
oCanon-pretariancharacter. He maintained
that Christianity is the crystal spring, from
which the current of charity flow?. In the
Roman empire during its greatness there
existed no orphanage; no institution for the
blind or the needy.
He maintained that the Christian church
was the center of the intellectual life of
the world. In the last quarter of a cen
tury, more than $120,000,000 had been
given to the cause of education In the
United States. He traced the origin of
Harvard, Yale. Princeton and many other
seats of learning to Christian sou rcss.
Bishop Hurst pafd his respects to what
has been called "higher criticism." He
wondered why they caned ft "higher
criticism." ITe could not determine, un
less the higher criticshad caltert It so them
selves. The "higher criticism' had never
stopped the building of a single church.
It had never stifled a single prayer. ,
The people are stubborn. Despite this
"higher criticism' the people persisted
in sending their children to Sunday
school. He reported that, despite the depression
in business during-thelast year, the Sleth
odist EpiscopaL church had spent as much
money as usual irf the spreading, of the
He closed by admonishing the congre
gation that its work had been but; begun
He wanted them to make every ragged
man or woman and every homeless child
tliat passed the door of the church feel
thatklnd hearts beat there and that loving
word were 6pokem there. He advised
them to find the man who attended no
church and the child that had never been
to the Sunday school, and to lead thern
Into the church. ,
Pastor Huntley read a statement of- the
financial condition of the church. It had
cost $60,000. Snlcs of real estate had
brought the church $46,000, leaving a
balance of $14,000, which must be raised
bv subscription. They expected to raise
it before the day was doae.
Dr. Hubbard then took the platform and
proceeded to urge subscriptions- He started
with a request for $1,000 donations, then
dropped o$500t.$3QOrtQ $20Q,andso
on, down to ?3' Nine thousand dullars
were subscribed Irt.alout one hour.
The choir sang hymri 770. Bishop Hurst
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CASH Olt CREDIT.
MAYER & PETTIT, 415-417 Seventh Street.
drew the officers of the church before the
pulpit and read the service of dedication.
The doxology was sung and benediction
proaoanced by the blshop-
The choir was composed as follows:
Director, R. R. Strattan; organist, Edna
Mae Fitch; sopranos, Mrs. A. B. McCathran,
Mrs. L. K. Snif fin, Mrs. F. M. Beck, Miss
Annie Prospcrl.Miss Aspaia Prosperi,Miss
Lizzie Prosperi, Miss May Bohannan, Miss
Mamie Farran, Miss Nettie Selby; altos,
Mrs. W. J. ralmer, Mrs. M. Otterback.
Mrs. M. Keys, Miss Lottie I'anons, Miss
Martha Gartawalte, Miss Sadie Trazzare,
Miss A. C. Espay; tenors, W. J. Palmer, F.
M. Bach, E. IC. Berkaley, F. Auk ward; bass,
C. K. Davtes, C. E. Webb, Percy Thompson,
H. F. Belt.
31 A- SHOULD OBEY GOD'S VOICEU
Necessity That Ever Exists for Re
newed Evangelical Efforts.
Rev. KIttredge Wheeler, D. D., of Chi
cago, delivered a ecrmon yesterday morn
ing at the E Stieet Baptist Church fiom
the text. Exodus Ill:xiii, "Who shall I
say hath bent me?" Rev. Wheeler touched
open the fact of the icccut discovery of
the royal Egyprijinmuiruiiies.iucluding the
mummy of Pharaoh, the oppressor, who
was Instrumental in causing the ancient
Lsraeii'.es cons-ideraUe discomfort while
they were guests in this country, and from
ivho-e tyranny Moes secured their libera
tion. The fact was cited that Moses was ill
prepared to present himself before Pha
raoh to demand the release of the Israel
ites, owing to the fact Uiat he had bsen
po long away from tbe refining and polish
iDg influences of the royal court. Not
withstanding this fact, however, Moses
obeyed the voice of the Lord, and suc
ceeded in accomplishing the mfcs-ion laid
out for him, in effecting the removal of
bis people from Egypt. One of the great
est questions of the day, said Rev.
Wheeler, Is.who is it thathahcommis&lon-id
me to do Christian work? The fact that
with the majority of people this question
has cot been satisfactorily settled in their
own minds leads to the great amount of
indifference and spasmodic Christian ef
fort In this and other countries.
D! each man and woman could realize
the fact that it is God wlio calls them to
perform Christian service there would un
doubtedly result a renewed effort In evan
gelical work that would have incalculable
SERMOX ON MISSIONARY WORK.
ilr. Puddefoot Speaks on tlie Neces
sity nnd Success of It.
Tho Rev. W. G. Puddefoot, of Boston,
Mass., preached to a large congregation
at the First Congregational Church yes
terday morning, on "The Methods and
Success of Missionary Work."
During the course of his sermon he held
up to ridicule the people who button up
their pockets and cry hard times when
ever they are called upon to contribute
to tho support of missionary work at
home or abroad. This kind of people,
he said, can deplore the hard times while
they dine at the cost of 10 per plate or
sail on the bosom of the peaceful ocean
in $250,000 yachts. Then again there
are women who contribute a pitiful sum
for Christian work, but can be heard
to say, "I only gave $3 for these violets,
but if I ronld have gotten my favorites,
I would not have minded paying $1 for
them." This spirit, Dr. Puddefoot said,
would always keep missionary societies
In order that the intention of his re
marks would be folly understood and ap
preciated, Dr. Puddefoot stated that the
missionary society of the Congregational
Ci'urch, like that of all others, is In debt.
A great work had, however, been accom
plished, and the results could be seen In
every section of the country. It should,
howei-er.be remembered, he said, that it
is not the missionary society which Is to
debt, but. jthe churches which are in debt
to the society.
Dr. Puddefoot gave an Interesting ac
count of his experiences in Kansas, where
he said the people were not near so bad
as the newspapers often pictured them.
He bad known the people of that section
to ride thirty-rive miles to hear the gcspel
preached, and then beg-for a minister to
be sent them, if only once a month, ne
described how the communion was served
in a little wooden structure, the altar a.
little pine table covered with a small
towel, which would shrink out of sight
when wet; tlie wine given from a catsup
bottle, and the bread served from coffee
saucers. Bnt while the people were crav
ing and begging for this fabulous sums
were squandered Inother places forpleaa
ure. In conclusion. Dr. Puddefcot said there
will be no good times until thereis satis
faction,, but there can be no satisfaction
until we find God.
It Ts trie Best or EarttiJ
That is what Edwards & Parker, mer
chants, of Plains, Ga., say of Chamber
lain's Pain Bairn, for rheumatism, lame
back, deep-seated and muscular pains.
Sold by Henry Evans, Wholesale and Re
tail Druggist, 933 F t;, and Conn. avo.
and S st. air.
rl iTH 9
mis jl v-o
MAYER &. PETTIT,
FESTIVALS FOR CHARITY
Weddiug3 to Take Place in the
Rosy Mouth of June.
Congratulations to 3Ir. and Mrs.
Heuj. Summy Upon Tlielr Slxty-
fourth Wedding Anniversary.
Mr. Frank P. Mitchell and family, of ihia
city, will spend the summer at Newport,
where ttiey have leased the cottage be
longing to Col. George E. Waring, of New
Among the Juue weddings will be tbatot
Miss May Elinor Barrett, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jamea Herbert Barrett, to Mr.
Clmrles A. Dolau, winch will occur on the
9th of the moiitu.
The ladies of the association of the
National Homeopathic Hospital, are com
pleting arrangementa for a garden party
lo be given on May 28, at Chevy Chase
Inn, which bas been kindly placed at
the disposal of this charity by Mrs. Eou
ligny. The hours are to- be from 4 to 11 p. ro.,
and there wlIL be music and dun-cing.
Among the ladies on the reception com
Ttitceeare Mrs. McKnlght-Moses.Mrs. Huff,
Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Daizeli, and others.
Another charity rete will occur on
Wednesday next. IC is to be given by the
young people of Georgetown, in theinter&sC
of the Chlldren's Hospital, and will be
given at No. 3051 Q street. West Wash
ington, from 4 to 1Q o'clock. Amateur
theatricals, magic lantern exhibitions, and
a dime museum axe only a few of tbe at
tractions to be offered.
In cnatge of the ice cream and cake will
be Mrs. G. T. Dunlop, Mrs. Downs L.
Wilson Mrs. M. J. .Adler, Miss Addison,
Miss Julia WUson, Miss Entwisle, Msa
Willett, Miss Moffatt, Miss Earrow. ML-s
Crclghtoa and Miss Cralgen. The flower
booths will be,, in charge of Mrs. Walter
WhcaUey, Mrs. William Dunlop, MLss
Bridley, Miss Morgan, Miss Kate Dougal.
Miss Elizabeth Tylt'r and Miss Gordon.
The confectionery will be attended to
by Mrs. F. r. Leech, Mrs.G. E. Nicolson,
Miss Janney, Miss Dodge, Miss Whit
comb, Miss Snyder, Miss Huntington and
The lemonade will be presided over by
Mrs. Rich, Miss Marbury, Miss M- Cahdl,
Miss Mary Key Dodge and Miss Taels.
Tlie surprise tahle Is in charge of Mrs.
A. W. Ferguson, Miss E. Green and Miss
The committee on entertainment are
Miss Tyler, Miss Hayden, MIsa Brewer, Miss
f Testetits and 3Iiss Gordon-
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Summy. of 920
Nineteenth street northwest, were the
recipients of a pleasant surprise Friday
night, when a number of relatives aud
friends, the latter members of the Vermont
Avenue Christian Church, with which con
gregation this aged couple have teen
identified for nearly fifty ycara. called
to congratulate them upon the sixty-fourth
anniversary of their marriage A pleasant
evening was spent in the well-fnied par
lors, where many beautiful remembrances,
consisting of flowers of ever description,
were massed in every available spot.
Mr. and Mrs. Summy have recently passed
their eighty-fifth and eighty-fourth birth
day, respectively; are enjoying good
health, and were not the least active of
tho-oe present. The party separated after
a Iong-to-be-remernbered..evening, by sing
ing, at the suggestion of Rev F. D. Power,
their pastor, "Blest be the tie that binds'
etc.aud nprayer by Rev. W H Schcll.
Those present were Miss Sammy, Mr.
andMrs. N. J. Hilhnan.Mr. andMrs.O. D.
Summy, Miss Carol M. Summy. Mr. Frank
M. Summy, Frank Summy, ir.. Miss Ethel
Sammy, Mra. Frick and Miss. Frick of
Shelby, N. C; Rev. and Mrs. F. D. Power,
Rev nnd Mrs, W. H. Schell, Mr. and Mrs
C W. Shclton, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moore,
Mrs. Edward Mulligan. Mrs. J. K. Bririge,
Mrs. Frank "Anderson, of Richmond, Va.:
Mr and Mrs. Thompson, and William. Hud
son, U. S. A.
THE SECUXAR LEAGUE.
Mr. Kirk Discusses the Evolution
of tho Higher Elfc.
The speaker at the Secular .League yes
terday afternoon, Mr Hyland C. Kirk,
discussed "The Evolution of tbe Higher
Life.' He contended that not even the
wisest physician, understands the human
body,. nor the wisest metaphysician, wheth
er thci-logian, philosopher or scientist, un-
f derstands the human mind. The most im
portant knowledge of all, he asserted, is
lacking to us, and yet we are accustomed
to worry about every other subject moie
r than thls.
Hls. argument went to show that the evo
lution of man is not yet complete either
physically, mentally or focially, and that
i the pershteuce of force, under the law of
equilibrium, indicates that sooner or later
man wIU attain this- knowledge, and wlUi
HJllITT NATIONAL TIIKTKK.
IV ART AUD ELOQUENCE!
MONDAY EVENING. MAX 2M-
liX MR. JOHN P. CLUM.
A TOUR OF THE L.MTKli STATES.
Superbly illustrated with
175 SCENES IS NATURAE TINTS.
THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONGRESS
Will attend as the nation's guests.
Heats now on sale regular pnees.
TOXICHT A.T 8:30
Matinee Saturday at 2:15.
Prices-Night, 23, 50, 75c
Matinee, 23, COo.
COLUMBIA STOCK CO.
In the Fantastic Comedy,
Next week -A SUP ER FLUOUS H US BAND.
Lafayette 50i Week IneK
Evenings a: S. Mats. Wed. and Sat. a: 2.
PRICES : Evenings 25c, Sic, 75c
. Mitmou.. 25c, 5jo
V.oxc, Etc., U.50. SVT5- Mats, 3, K.53.
CASTLE SQUARE OPERA CO.,
Chan 3r. Southwell, SIsr..
IN A SUPERB PRESENTATION OF
Bicycles checked rree Rose Mat. Wedncsdaj
wiKT Paul Jones Snle.
KiiUXAN'S LYCEUM THSATEB
All This Week,
Matinees Tuesday, Thursdav and Saturday
HA Kit V W.SfcAMON'S
Introducing an extraordinary array ot
Vaudeville and Burlesque Artists.
2-XKr -NI'lf'Y UViSt.fViH f J
ext Week ISILUl'3 OCTOROONS.
Moudav Evening. Mav 31 TESTIMONIAL
BENEFIT to Mgr. EUGENE KERNAN.
MUSIC. AND DANCING
Every eTCnmg in the paTiiioa at
CHEVY CHASE LAKE.
Donch's popular band and other attraction-,
including new hydrucycles on tho
Nothing but carfare needed for an even
ling at this delightful resort in the para
Howling alley, ehoottng galleries, re
freshments. THE LAST WEEK OF THE GREAT
Dally 20, 4:30 and 8.-U V. M.
AH Exhib.tions Tuesday. May 2S, for tao
benefit or Flfetefcer M, E. Chnrch.
FOR CAB! JOHN
Glea Echo Chautauqua
Athletic Bicycle Park.
Take Electric Cars at 3Gth st. and Pro
Tho Green (F street) Electrics takB yoo
to the spot.
Most" beautiful scenery In the DIstrlcJ.
In Eight of the Potomac all the way.
Steamer T.V. Arrowsmith
GRAND EXCURSIONS TO
Saturday, May 20, at G p. m.
Returning arrives tiome, 5 a m.
Sunday, May 30, at 3 a m.
Returning arrives home, loam.
Monday, May 31, at y a m.
Returning arrives home, Id p. m.
Kxcuv-lon fare, round trip. oO cents.
Every day in the year for Fortress
Monroe. -Norfolk; Newport News and
all point3 South by the superb, pow-
crrul steel, palace steamers New-
port NewsV Norfolk" and Wash-
tngton." on the following schedule:
Southbonn'I. f Northbound.
Lv. Wash" ton 7:03 pm Lv. Portsm'th. rsfl pra
Iv. Alexandria 7iT1 pmi Lv. Norfolk... C-.VJ pra
Ar Kc Monroe bra jiuiLv. FtMonroo 7: 0 pra
Ar. Norfolk... 7: am Ar. A'exantl'a BiJftaai.
Ar. I'ortsia'th. SHU ;m Ac. Waah'gtoo. C: 0 am
Visitors to Chambcrlln's new hotel,
"The Hygela," and Virginia Beach
will find tliia the most attractive
route, Insuring a comfortable nlgbt'a
Largs nnd luxurious rooms heated
by steam and fitu-d throughout with
electric light3. Dining room service la
a la carte, and ia supplied from th
best that the markets of Washingtaa
and Norfolk afford.
Tickets on sale at TJ. S. Exp.-esi
office, 817 Pennsylvania avenue;513-.
619, 1421 Pennsylvania avenue; B.
& O- ticket office, corner 13th street
and New York avenue, and on board
6tcamers, where time t.vhle, map, etc.,
ca n also be ha d.
Any other information desired- wul
be furnished on application to the un-
dcrsigned at tne coninany'a wharf,
foot ot 7th St., Washington. D. O.
Telephone No. 750.
JNO. CALLAHAN. General Manager.
VIA PALACE STEAMER
P" BL a & ST 9 SV
. uinS, &..!.
Charter days open Tor churches. Sunday
scnooLs, societies, clubs Liberal money
making ternis. Only excursion steamer
allowed to land at Colonial Beach. All
privileges exclusive Colonial Beach
Hotel tor rent, orrice, 1321 F at. nw.,
between. 2 and 4:3U p. m.
NO DUST. NO DIRT.
"Quickest and Safest Route"
Unity (except Sunday at 10 a. m. and
2:30 p. m. Returning-, reach the city at
2 and 6 p. m. FAKE. ROCND TKLP, 50a
Admission to grounds. 25c ELEGANT
CAFE ON THE STEAMER. Tickets, with
Mount "Vernon admission coupon, for sale
at wharr and at hotels.
L- L. BLAKE. Captain-
At MARSHALL HALL,
EVERY BAY DURING MAY.
Steamer CHARLES MACALESTER "Will
leave Seventh street wharf at 10 a. in. and
2.30 p. ra. Returning, arrived at Wash
ington at 215 and & p. m.
FARE, ROUND TRIP, S5 CENTS.
DINNER on arrival of boat, including
the celebrated Marshall Hall Clam Chow
der, ts CENTS.
Passengers can remain at Hall one or
five hour. For charter and special dinner
lartles,appl vatofflce of cornpany.Seventh
ChaHIs. Fignra- and Polka Dots, At.
STERN'S. tfjXM7Ui Si. nwi 4Z. ?$ c
it a higher kind of life than he now pos
sesses. He also argued that evolution logl'
cally refers to life upon thia earth and not
to a spiritual existence, though such ex
istence was neither affirmed nor denlnd.
A discussion followed participated In bi
Prof. W.M Coleman, W.B. Burbage,Chast
Royce, Maurice Rechin, Col. Richard Hia
ten and others.