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OT3 WASmsrGKTOI TIMES, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1894.
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TWO IKP0STA5T CONVENTIONS.
By the Faetor of the People's Church.
The -R-oet beginning August 7 witn6ol in
"Washington two of the most sicuiflcaat ooa
ventionti bald within our limits for a long
time, viz. : that of the Brotherhood of St An
drew and that of the Spirittrttltete of the
I nited States. Theoe bodies derived their
importance, not so much from the numbers
they brought or represented, as from the
ileus for which they stand and the purposes
for which they came together. To the super
ficial onlooker the ideas and purposes of these
conventions would fceem, indeed, to have little
in common; as little, perhaps, as their respec
tive members had of conscious sympathy or
fellowship with each other. But to the
thoughtful obeervor the student of social
forces the great undercurrent in these or
ganizations was seen to be moving, con
sciously or unconsciously, in the same di
rection. The Brotherhood of St. Andre w de
c lares its sole object to be ''the spread of
Christ's kingdom among young men."
This means if it means anything worthy,
anything more than the cheapest sort of
cant the adoption by these young men of the
C hrist-purpose and spirit of life; that is, the
consecration of themselves to the constant
and loving service of their fellows.
This, I take it, is a movement on the part
of young men in the Episcopal Church to
lraeticalize Christianity, to apply some of its
principles to daily life here and now, to bring
something more of the kingdom of heaven
into the business and bosoms of men right
here on the earth. I am the more inclined to
ibis, view because several of the leading men
c f this church, both in the clergy and laity of
this country, as well as England, have been
striving most earnestly to stimulate the
church to effort in this direction.
The seed sown by Canon Eingsley through
such wotks as 'AHon liocke';' by Canon
Ireemouth in his masterly works, "The
' "World as the Subject of Redemption," and
' "The Gospel of the Secular Life," I cannot
' 3ut think has something to do with this
growing crop of earnest young workers.
Then, too, Henry George and Trot. B. T. EI3-,
v Loth earnest laymen of this church, have
done much to raise the aims and quicken the
energies of its young men.
I am disposed, therefore, to see in this
Brotherhood of St. Aiidrew the promise of a
mighty power for the spread of God's king
dom the kingdom of righteousness, of peace
un 1 joy in a loving spirit right here on this
jlanet. If the movement means anything
less practical than this it can have no perma
nent place in the life of the future. For the
religion of the future, and the near future,
too, will not content itself with helping men to
'Lead their titles clear to mansions in
the skies." It will see first of all that some
thing is done to secure for them decent
homes in which to live and rear their chil
dren here on the earth. I trust that titcse
young men are building better even than they
know, and that the steps they are taking in
the right direction will lift them to heights
where a broader and grander field ol activity
will invite and attract them to still noWer en
deavors. Nor does the movement for organized effort
among the Spiritualists seem to me any less
significant. It is a distinct confession on the
part of these people that the individualism
which has prevailed among them in the past
is utterly inadequate to the work of tbe fu
ture. It was inevitable that the earlier period
of their history should be individualistic and
to a large extent chaotic They were, and
still are, a peculiarly heterogeneous company.
They came, and are still coming, in great
numbers, from every branch of the Christian
Church, and from that large and more diver
sified multitude outside of all the church 05.
They were drawn generally not by the phil
osophy but by the phenomena of Spiritualism.
"Whetner these phenomena waijp genuine or
fraudulent, or partly both, is not important
to our present purpose. It suffices to say
that they have been sufficiently convineiug
to secure hundreds of thousands of converts
la this country. And if we are to oount the
jcople still holding their places in the
churches, who have seen and partly believed,
we shall have to number them by millions.
Now to great numbers of those who have been
longest in the ranks, Spiritualism has boeomo
hiefly a philosophy and a religion.
The phenomenal is to them its least im
portant feature. The continuity of life; the
powerleseness of death to effect change in
haraetor; the possibility and actuality of
intercourse between spirits in the body and
those vho have passed out; the close and
intimate relation between the life of ovory
to-aay andoveryo-morrow;tho final triumph
of the spirit, unuVx the government of in
finite goodnoss, over all that obstructs its un
foldment and progros3, and its ultlmuto en
trance into the boatitlc life of lovo and har
mony; these are tho great thoughts under the
power of which tho Spiritualists of this
country are coming together and organizing
themselves for missionary endeavor.
Fidelity tb tho spirit ol these truths means
much for the life of men and women, here and
hereafter. It will carry tho Spiritualists of
the country along the same lines of divine
law, and the saino unselfish and helpful
activities as those which oncngo tho powers
and energies of the Episcopal brotherhood.
Thore will be diversities of operation, but one
and the same spirit in all morally earnest and
loving souls. The church of to-day, in all its
branches, is more indebted than it knows to
Spiritualism for the bright and cheerful viows
with which hosts of its people arc ablo to
srwak and think of death. This great land
slide of the church toward the spiritual
philosopy is not any accident in lho provi
dence of God. It is the gravitation of souls
toward truths which the church in its blind
ness suffered to fall into obscurity and neglect.
Wo welcome tho now organization to tho
great sisterhood of workors for tho truth and
the right. Alex. Kent.
THE ALDRICH CASE.
Tho uncertainty of circumstantial evidence
has again been demonstrated in tho outcome
of the Aldrich case. Judgo Colo will un
doubtedly, in tho futuro, bo very careful with
oridencoof'thnt character when ho is con
cerned with it, as the presiding judgo instead
of as ouo of the parties to a suit.
Tho significant point in tho case is the de
velopment of tho fact that a man may not
know his own signature, oven when ho has
occupied a position in which mistakes of
judgment are supposedly least likely to occur.
It is quito probable that many innocent men
are now behind prison bars because they un
wittingly became entangled in a mesh of sus
picious circumstances similar to those that
seemed to make the conviction of Hr. Aldrich
Bight at this almost indistinguishable part
ing line, where facts fade into indications, tho
trained judicial intellect should separato tho
ovidonce and describe its varying character to
tho jury. Judge Cole, from his civilian stand
point, has had a sovere object lesson on tho
sacred duties of the bench.
Incidental to Sir, Hugh J. Grant's appear
ance on tho scene as the new Tammany can
didate for mayor of Now York city is a trans
action which affords an Interesting insight
into the peculiarly undemocratic methods em
ployed by that organization.
When Mr. Grant accepted the nomination
"laid at his feet," he immediately made it tho
condition sine quo non that tho ticket of
which he is to he tho head mustio recon
structed. Not only has he objections against
some of the candidates for municipal offices,
but it is understood thnt ho is specially intent
upon a recasting of the Congressional slate.
If his "conditions' are respected some of tho
men now on the ticket must stop down and
out to make room for those acceptable to Mr.
It is this stepping down process not a vol
untary one, by any means, but entirely com
pulsorythat furnishes food for reflection.
There is a popular superstition that nomina
tions for Congress are made by tho peoplo
through certain delegated agencies, and that
at all times they represent directly the wishes
of the respective constituencies. Whether
these nominations be made through primary
elections or by conventions chosen for tho
purpose, makes little difference, so long as
the choice is really the expression of tho pub
lie will. This is truly democratic.
In the case of New York city, however, it
is quite otherwise Hero Tammany or the
State Democracy, so-called, takes up this
man or that and nominates him; and, as m
the present instance, takes him up again and
drops him. It says come and he cometh, or
it says go and ho goeth. There are Congies
sional districts in New York as elsewhere In
tho country that much is learned from the
Congressional Directory but for all the
voice tho peoplo have in the selection of those
that are to represent them in tho National
Legislature, they might as well be sticks or
stones. Tho dreaded Council of Ten of
Venice was not more absolute in power and
in tho use of it as is Tammany Hall in the
city of New York.
This concerns the whole country not h lit
tle. It is true that by no act of the poople
outside of the metropolis can tho existing
condition of things be changed, but a warn
ing voice can at least bo raised against it.
Such regime as is exercised by Tammany is
undemocratic to the last degree. It causes
apathy and lack of interest in public affairs
on the part of those who rest under it, and
leads to the corruption of all who can and
do profit by it. The disclosures before tho
Lexow investigating oommitteo are ample
proof that the foregoing assertions aro not
It is not manhood suffrage that obtains in
New York, but the degradation of that fran
chise. Attaohed to Mr. Grant's acceptance was a
large and varied assortment of strings.
This government liad better decrease tho
unemployed army before it increases the
Sr-EAK&ro of robbers and their pals the
Gorman-Havemeyer combination puts up u
very foi spectaclo of '"Comrades."
That Marlboro' mob might better have
lynched King Whisky. Ho was evidently
responsible for tho outrage.
The esteemed Star refers to tho post-ofUce
eurio museum. Which?
Caul Brown writes, from his temporary
quarters in a police station, that a crusade in
Wall street is not what it's cracked up to bo.
Now tiiat tho Chinese have repulsed their
opponents, Li Hung Chang's chances for a
winter overcoat are increasing.
Paor. William L. Wilson appears to have
the unqualified support of his class in politi
It is about time for Judgo Colo to have
sorious doubts as to his own identity.
Ex-Adxibal Da Gama's strenuous efforts to
keop up tho excitement aro receiving tho
unqualified support of tho South American
Hon. Tisiothx Caxtbeliv. Btoutly resists tho
imputation that ho has gone to grass.
"Darling." pleaded the college man,
"won't you please fix the day? I am simply
dying for the moment when I can call you
"Very well." replied bis fiancee, "suppose
wo say Thnnfcsgiving Day."
"Great Scotti" ropllod her lover, "are you
crasy; that's football day!" Syracuse Courier.
COMING TO THE THEATERS.
After an absenco of two years tho favorito
romantic actor Robort Mantell will begin his
engagement at tho Grand Opora Houso to
morrow evening. In addition to his usual
re'pertolro ho will bo seen for tho first tlmo in
this city in tho new Greek tragedy "Parr
hasius," which was producod in Now York
last season and scored an unqualified success.
Tho story is an interesting 0110, and Is founded
on a narrativo related by Seneca. The tragedy
Is in throe acts, and represents tho famous
painter Parrhasius painting tho world-renowned
portrait of "Fromothcus chained to
tho rock." Ho will bogln his engagement
with his successful play "Monbars," to bo
followed on Tuesday, Tlmrsday, and Satur
day evenings by. Alexandre Dumas' romantic
play, "Tho Corsican Brothers," In which 3Ir.
Mantoll will appear in tho dual rolo of Louis
and Pabiau doi Pranchi. "Parrhasius" will
bedono on Wednesday evening, "Hamlet" on
Pridny, whilo for tho Saturday roatinco
"Romeo and Juliet" will bo given. Every
enro and attention will bo paid to tho proper
mounting or these plays. Now scenery, hand
some costumes, and properties have been pro
vided, and elaborateness of detail will mark
tho production. Mr. Mnntoll has tho advan
tage of a strong supporting company.
Beginning to-morrow ovening wo shall
hnvo tho pleasure of seeing onco moro per
haps tho greatest American actress on tho
stage to-day, Miss Adn Rehan. Sho will ap
pear as Vera In "Tho Last Word;" as Katha
rine in"Taming of tho Shrew," Tuesday night
and Wednesdny matinee; as Lady Teazle in
"School For Scandal," Wednesday night; as
Annettoin "Lovo on Crutches," Thursday
night; as Viola in "Twelfth Night." Friday
night and Saturday matinee, and Rosalind in
"As You Liko It," on Saturday night, at tho
New National Theater. This will bo Mis3
Rehan's llrst appearance in Washington sinco
her triumphant season at Mr. Daly's London
Theater. Tho critics nuroad were unanimous
in their praiso of her, and, whilo they simply
confirmed tho opinions of tho American
critics, still it must bo gratifying to accom
plish somothing which has boon accorded to
no other star or artist who visited tho old
country from this sldo. Tho pi ays to bo
given during Miss Rehnn's week's stay at Tho
National have been specially selected so ns to
allow Miss Rehan to appear in a widely
different range of characters, suited only to
tho great abilities of this artist. Miss Rohan
will bo accompanied by tho following of Mr.
Daly's company: Mr. Georgo Clarke, Messrs.
John Craig, Charles Whcatleigh. William
Owen, Sidney Herbprt. Lloyd Daublguy, Mis
ses Sybil Carlisle, Lilly Post. Evangeliuo
Irving, Ida Molesworth, and Mrs. Thomas
At tho Academy to-morrow will occur a re
vival of ono of the American comedies of fif
teen years ago, "Struck Oil," and a thor
oughly pleasing ono from every standpoint.
Manager Augustus Pitou has mounted tho
play lavishly and with nrtistic effect, as ho
does all hi3 productions. Tho play tolls a
pathetic domestic story, but it never bores.
A rich vein of comedy runs through it. Tho
naturalness of tho piece is one of Its chief
merits. It is not boisterous or noisy at any
time. Of course, like all othor plays, thore is
a villain. Mr. Al II. Wilson has a strong part
in that of tho old German shoemaker who
goes to tho war to save his home, and ho
makes the most of it. Ho is a comodian who.
some peoplo think, is capable of woaring tho
mantle of the gifted J. It. Emmet.
Miss Jane Stuart, who has been seen and
admired her before, is a favorite from tho
minute that sho steps upon tho stage. Sho
has evidently fallen into a character that will
make her famous in that or parallel lines. It
is that of "Lizzio Stofel," a little German
girl whoso comedy is essentially of tho higher
Ono of the brightest of our yoang American
actrosses, Miss Sadio Hasson, will present her
new play, "A Kentucky Girl," at tho Bijou
Theater all next week. Tho play contains
everything that goes toward making up an
attractive entertainment; lively dances, melo
dious songs, and bright and wholesome fun.
There are a number of realistic bits intro
duced in tho pioce, notably an express train,
a saw mill, with the saws in full operation, a
thrilling race for life on a railroad between a
girl on a railroad bicycle and four men on a
hand car. Miss Has3on has scored quito a
success throughout the country in this play,
in which she is supported by an excellent
Next week will be one of special importance
at tho Lyceum, the attraction being Hyde's
comedians. At tho head of tho aggregation
of artists is Miss HelonoMora, tho phenomenal
lady baritone, in her descriptive characteriza
tions. Every song that sho has introduced
has had an enormous sale. Others in tho
company aro John and Emma Ray. in an
original sketch; the Drothers Dixon, Eng
land's famous boll soloists; the Electric Quar
tet, in selections and imitations; Forbes and
Quinn, in humorous dialoguo and songs; Al
burtrus and Bertcam, college boys on vaca
tion; Filson and Errall, sketch artists; the
Edisons, lu their refined musical act, and
Richard Snow, the scientific balancer. Tho
performance will concludo with the laughablo
absurdity entitled "Mistaken Identity."
There will bo matinees Tuesday, Thursday,
The many musicians in this city to whom
ho is well known wero much interested last
Wednesday in tho announcement made in
The Times that Wulf Fries was coming hero
in tho National Lyceum course. Mr. Fries is
a recognized mastor of tho 'cello, and ho wa3
for many years the life of tho famous Men
delssohn Quartet, of Boston. Now Mr. Fries
is at the lead of a 'cello quartet whi ch will
bo hero in tho spring, accompanied by a well
known soprano. This concert, coming on the
filh of March, will bo a fitting end. as Walter
Damroscb's lecture, December 5. will bo an
auspicious opening for tho new course of
National Lyceum entertainments. Mr. Dam
rosch in his lecture will discuss tho great Ger
man composer, Wagner, and will analyze tho
motives of his music dramas. Mr. Damrosch
makes his lectures interesting by illustrating
them at tho piano. To music lovers Mr.
Oamrosch's lecture 13 probably the most in
teresting feature of tho series, though thero
aro several good concert companies. Ollio
Torbett and tho Swedish Soxtet aro in ono of
theso. The Mozart Symphony Club is another.
Tho Wesloyan College Glee Club will furnish
a special class of jolly music during tho holi
days. Other attractions in tho courso aro
readings by Georgo Riddlo and Jennie O'Neill
Potter and lectures by H. H. Rngan. Miss
Mary Proctor, and Lewis Harvi o Flnnoy. All
of theso people aro under positive contract to
appear on the dates named in the amusement
Tho s'tory of "Madamo Sans-Geno" as told
in tho play which Mr. Augustus Pitou will
produce in such-gorgeous stylo at Albaugh's
Grand Opera Houso is ono sufficiently strong
to interest tho most blaso theater-goer. AYhon
Madamo Sans-Geno was a simpio washer
woman. Napoleon, then a sous lieutenant, was
ono of hercustomers,with more admiration for
her than shooranyoneelso imagined. In after
years a word from her carried almost a3 much
force as a letter do cachet before tho revolu
tion. Sardou has written this plav in his in
imitablo style, and considers it as tho best ho
.has ever written. He paints Napoleon as a
man of human instincts, who had his loves
and his jealousies as any common mortal, and
who, on moro than ono occasion, made those
sorry'who interrupted tho flow of what he
considered his truo lovo.
Public Sale Set Aside In the suit of Mary
A. Ashburn against Ann Dunn, tho receiver
was yesterday authorized to accept tho offer
of 84,250, by J. F. Brown, for lot No. 30, in
squaro No. 195. At public auction $3,950 was
bid by Mrs. Nellie O'Keefo, and a deposit of
$200 made. The court directs that tho $200
be returned to Mrs O'Keefo and tho public
salo set aside.
When old friends meot drink VaL Blatz
GALLERY, FIT, AND GREENROOM.
Soldi and his orchestra will bo heard in a
series of concerts In Washington this autumn,
an announcement which will no doubt glvo a
great deal of pleasure to tho Capital City's
music-Joying public. Among tho composers
whoso works M. Soldi will interpret aro Wag
ner, Dvorak. Berlioz, Tchaikowsky, Liszt,
Grcig, Beethoven, Raff, Bach, and Chadwlck,
tho latter an Amorcan. Tho soloists for tho
season will include Madame Emma Juch,
Miss Lillian Blauvelt, Miss Julia P. Wyman,
Miss Lotta Millj. pianist, a young Washing
tonian, who is said to hnvo a promising future;
Sig. Campnni, Hcrr Emil Fisher, Ysayo, tho
great Belgian pianist, and Ben Davis, the
celebrated English tenor.
Tho (Irst concert of tho sorios will he given
on Tuesday eyening next at Metzorott Hall.
A superb programme has been arranged.
Tho wedding of Isaac Strebig and Ada Mel
rose in Cincinnati recently was a happy affair.
Mr. Strebig is well known and popular' as a
manager, whilo Miss Melroso is an actros3
who is a favorito with a largo portion of tho
Mary nampton is making a deep impres
sion through Now England as Rosamond in
"Sowing tho Wind." By some dramatic
writers, who saw tho originial Empiro pro
duction of this piny, her Interpretation is
placed abovo A'iola Allen's.
n. J. W. Dam, formerly well known as a
newspaper man in Now York city, has been
engagod by Honry E. Abbey to Americanize
"Tho Queen of Brilliants," in which Lillian
Russell is now appearing in London. Mr.
Dam has written an opera called "The Shop
Girl," tho music for which is being written
by Ivan Caryll, Goraldlno Ulumr's husband.
Rehearsals of "Tho Coming Woman" by
Carrie Tumor and her company began at tho
lifth Avenue Theater, Now York, yesterday.
Carrio Turner, in a picturcsquo hunting
habit, devotes an hour daily to horseback
riding at an up-town. Now York city, acaaomy.
Miss Turner is breaking n high-spirited horso
for a sensational trial seono in her now play,
"Tho Coming Woman." Frank Melville is
Graco nenderson has settled in Paris for
tho winter. In tho spring she will spend somo
time in London. Sho is enjoying tho French
theaters and studying, with a keenly ob
servant oyo, tho French players.
Rofereo Gilbert M. Spoir has reported to
the Now York supremo court, and a decree
has been trranted for a divorco in favor of
Daisy Way Emmet and against Joseph K.
Tho aldermen of Nowark havo amended
tho ordinance in that city relative to hill post
ing by providing that proprietors of theaters
shall havo tho right to put postors on bill
bonrds owned or leased by them without pay
ing tho $100 license heretofore exacted.
Paderewski's tour will begin at the Metro
politan Opera House, Now York city, on De
Kate Bateman, who will bo recalled as Leah
In tho production of tho play of tho same
narao at Nlblo's Garden, New York, during
tho sixties, is coming to America shortly to
givo a series of readings. Miss Bateman
played a wido range of parts In hor father's
theator in London when Henry Irving was
leading man of tho company, and latterly bos
attained pronounced success as a reader
throughout England and Scotland.
Lillian Russell will sail for this country
from Liverpool next Saturday.
Wilson Barrett will sail for this side on No
vember 1-1, opening in New York on Novem
Alico Fischor-Harcourt has been engaged
by Charles Frohman to play tho part of Helen
Lnrondio in tho "Masqueraders" at the Em
piro. Myxa Leo Civalier, of Alexandria, will soon
adopt the stngo professionally. She Is said
by competent judges to possess remarkablo
talent. Miss Civalier has appeared recently
as Virginia and Calantho with Edwin Ferry
in Alexandria and neighboring places, and
her acting has called forth tho warmest
praise. Sho is also credited with success in
comedy parts. Sho will probably bo a mem
ber of a company in Washington next summer.
Miss Civalier is a granddaughter of tho late
Col. Richard Bland Lee, who was a first
cousin of Gen. Robert E. Leo.
In Buffalo a reformer is getting signatures
to a petition for a law forbidding women to
wear hats in public halls and other places
where tho sexes congregate. But tho reform
never can bo worked in that way. Moral
suasion mixed with at leastan equal part of
flattery alone can accomplish it.
Tho directors of tho Now York Casino Com
pany last week elected Rudolph Aronson
president, William Frank Hall vico president,
S. Webber Pnrker treasurer, and Joseph A.
Arnold secretary. Theso officers, with tho
addition of Albert Aronson, constitute the
board of directors. Tho plan for changes in
tho interior arrangements of tho building
havo been finished, and tho work upon them
will begin in November. Rudolph Aronson
is now in Europe, whero ho willongngo vnudo-
villo performers for tho opening under tho
Tho burglar, the bridge jumper, the pugil
ist, and others of strongly savory note who
havo embraced tho theatre aro being fol
lowed by the old-timo faro dealor, the dive
keeper, tho plug-ugly, with nothing but his
plug-ugliness to recommend him. Tho col
lection, ns a whole, 13 as interesting as a
menagerio of strange creatures unknown to
orderly and civilised persons. It smacks
nothing of histrionism. and will never so
smack, but it will pay as a sop to a vitiated
curiosity which promises to bo succeeded by
a taste "moro normal in tho sweet by-and-by.
Mr. Mansfield's irritability sometimes loads
him to say and do odd things, but now and
then ho speaks to tho point. His public pro
test against tho unfairness and tho injustice
of tho practico somo managers havo of luring
away actors from other companies by offering
ri slight increase in salary, is both timely and
Tho thing is done constantly. I don't know
that Charles Frohman, whom Mr. Mansfield
singles out in this connection, is moro ad
dicted to this unprofessional courso than
others that might be mentioned with equal
propriety; but tho fact is that a number of
managers not only bribo actors to leavo posi
tions in which they havo becomo valuable to
somo ono else, but they do it even when they
know that they are crippling their colleagues.
This reprehensible custom does not indicate
"enterprise," or shrewdness, or brains. If
reveals simply n lack 01 business consclonce.
Thoso who may havo Imagined that in
offecting his ambitious purpos'es abroad Au
gustin Daly had lost touch at homo aro re
forming opinion. Mr. Daly is still a potent
factor in nmusements. His project of starring
Miss Rehan has been brilliantly successful.
That fine actress bears her new dignity liko
ono to tho manner born, and hor receipt of
over $27,000 in two weeks at Boston refute
any theory that art is no longer appreciated
in this country.
Mr. Crano is entitled to more credit than ho
has received for his sumptuous production of
"Tho Merry WivesoI Windsor" in New Yorlr.
That a popular star should venturo in these
ticklish theatricnl times to stop asido from
tho beaten track and risk a largo amount of
his earnings upon a rovival solely in tho in
terests of dramatic art is worthy of tho high
est admiration. That Mrr Crano cherishes
ambitions that aro beyond moro considera
tions of gain is shown by his departure from
the eomodies with which ho has been identified
mo'st profitably in order to bring Shakespearo
fittingly to tho fore.
Had Mr. Irving or M. Coquelin or any
foreigner made such a sumptuous, scholarly
and expensive production of a standard play,
columns of praise and description would
havo been written about it by our erudite
critics. But it was just an ovoryday Ameri
can actor who gave us this flno revival and
for that reason it was regarded, in tho naturo
of things, as a matter of courso.
Tho majority of theso critics, by tho way,
said that Mr. Crano's Falstaff lacked tho
qualities that made his American characteri
zations notable. When ho returns to his
familiar walk in "The Pacific Mail," thoso
same critics will probably deploro tho fact
that Mr. Crano should descend from Shakes
pearean comedy to a form of interpretation
that is ephemeral by comparison.
TEN YEARS OF GOOD Y0RK
Members and Friends of the Central
Union Mission Will Celebrate.
ITS HISTORY AND METHODS
Now Eocognizod as tho Evangelization Soci
ety of Washington Programme of Exer
cises at the Threo Sunday Sorvicos Facts
and Figures That Are Elognent
To-day will bo a gala occasion in tho his
tory of tho Central Union Mission.
It is tho tenth anniversary of tho founding
of this worthy and far-reaching religious or
ganization, and tho day will bo appropriately
celebrated with praise, prayer and song. At
3 o'clock in tho aftornoon there will bo hold
in tho main auditorium of tho mission build
ing a reunion of converts, which will'be pre
sided over by Rev. E. D. Bailoy. Tho pro
gramme will include song service, prayer,
scriptural reading and opening address by
Hey. J. D. Smith, chorus, testimony of mis
sion converts, boIo by Georgo W. Havel!,
brief addresses by Rov. Alexander Mnckay
Smith, D. D., Rev. Hugh Johnston, nnd Rov.
Tennis S. Hamlin; doxology and benediction.
Tho main anniversary service will take
place at 7:30 o'clock p. in. in tho New York
Avenuol'resbyterian Church. Mr. N. A. Rob
bins will preside. First on tho programme
will be a stirring' song service, conducted by
Mr. Georgo W. Havel!; scripturo reading and
prayer, by Rov. Dr. Sunderland; solo, by
Percy S. Foster; reading reports of tho work
of the Mission and testimonies by converts;
solo, Georgo W. Ha veil; address, Rev. William
A. Bartlett; chorus; remarks bv Rev. S. H.
Greene, Rev. R. H. Mcltiin, Rev. L. T. Wider
man, and Rev. S. Domer.
The gospel wagon will also hold an out
door anniversary mooting on Market Space,
commencing at 5 o'clock p. in.
WOUTHT WOBK or THE MISSION.
Tho report for tho past year, to bo read at
the evening meeting, will stato that "tho year
has'been full of hardships and triumphs. At
tho beginning of tho year tho board was con
fronted with mere difficult problems than at
any previous time in tho history of tho mis
sion. Barely repairs onough havo been dono
to accommodato tho old work, without room
for expansion. Seats for tho auditorium
had just been secured, but thero is no heat
ing apparatus, tho rooms for tho industrial de
partment wero still a howling wilderness, tho
financial resources had been taxed to tho ut
most to get so far, and nobody could see
whoro moro could bo obtained to mako oven
what had been dono of nny avail.
"Thon came tho demand for unusual charit
able exertions to help the poor. , It is no won
der that the overtaxed members of tho board
felt the tension and found it necessary to sum
mon all the graco they could command to
keep in lino and share the responsibility.
Tho entire building has been sufficiently re
paired to bo available for use, an important
industrial department has been fully organ
ized and has demonstrated its utility so com
pletely that" no ono questions tho wisdom of
its existence, a creditable dining room is in
full operation nndsustains a largo number of
men and women daily, tho lodging apart
ments havo furnished shelter to more than
12,000 homeless men during tho year, tho
women's department has been a blessing to a
small army of friendless women, tho laundry,
run by the womon, promises to bo an Im
portant ally of tho industrial department, a
steam-heating apparatus for tho auditorium
has been put in at a eosf of over $-100, and a
ilro escape at a cost of $500. a furnaco at a
cost of $117, and other repairs and improve
ments tho cost of which can hardly be safely
estlmated even, because tho work was dono
by unemployed men tor lodgings nnd meals.
3IOST WONDEEFUL EECOUD.
All this i3 a most wonderful record. Mean
while tho spiritual work of tho mission has
been kept up fully to the standard, and tho
numbers reached aro teyond all previous
years. Whilo a largo discount is to bo mado
on the figures for reasons which every ono
will understand, yet as a matter of fact moro
than 1,700 persons have signed tho covenant
card promising to lead a Christian life. This
is at least a third more than any previous
year. The attendance at all of the services
has been greatly augmented, and an expan
sion, for which we were hardly prepared, has
Tho Men's and Women's Bauds havo con
tinued to do valuable service, from ten to
twelve branches havo been maintained in
different parts of the city, suburban evangel
istic services havo been held, children's
meetings havobaen sustained, station house,
hospital, and house-to-houso visiting has
been dono as usual, excellent services have
beon eataelished at tho Soldiers' Home, and
every part of tho work has been carried for
Statistics for tho past twelve months will
bo presented as follows: Number of re
ligious services held. 2,170: number of per
sons in attendance, 213,231; requests for
prayer noted, 5,219; number of converts re
ported, 1.740: number of persons visited by
missionaries and others. 2,893; number of
lodgings furnished, 20,431 number of meals
furnished, 8,405; number of persons clothed,
35-1; number for whom employment was se
cured, 34; number for whom transportation
was secured, 5; number sent to hospital, 35;
number of Bulletins distributed. 293,500;
meals sold in March and April, S,S23.
BAND OF CIiniSTIAN MEN.
The Central Union Mission was organlzod
by a band of Christian gentlemen, of whom
all but two (since deceased) nre still actively
L engaged in the work of savingtho souls of the
masses and relieving tho hungry and
wretched poor of tho city. Tho first hall oc
cupied was at No. 209 Pennsylvania avenve.
Tho success of the work was such that a
larger hall (tho ono now used by the Salva
tion Army on Pennsylvania avenue, near
Tenth street) was "secured. Crowds Hocked
to tho services. They wero charmed by the
sweet gospel songs that wero sung, and somo
wero astounded at tho testimonies of men who
had been converted at the Mission which
seemed almost incredible, judging from tho
sketches they gave of their past lives of dark
Thoso men to-day aro doing well in busi
ness and aro respected members of society.
Tho mission's success still grow beyond the
dimenshms of its second home, and tho
board 01 directors caino to tho conclusion
that tho mission ought to havo a building of
its own which would afford accommodations
and facilities for tho prosecution of its many
methods for tho carrying out of its main hall
and work and its contemplated system of
charity and benovolence. Tho largo six-story
building, C22 Louisana avenue, opposite Sev
enth streor, formerly tho Seeton House and
city post-offlco, was purchased at a bargain.
Tho property is valued to-day at $100,000. It
is most eligibly located for reaching tho
masses in the midst of two of tho leading
business thoroughfares and promenades, and
is easily accessible by all tho street passenger
In tho summer of 18SG an omnibus was used
as a "Gospl wagon" andthreo meetings wero
held every Sunday in different sections of tho
city with splendid results. In ono section
alone soventy-flvo persons, mostly heads of
families, wore converted, and tho llrst branch
mission, known as "Providence Hall," was
established. In tho spring of 1887 an Improved
"Gospel wagon" was built, at a cost of $775.
Branched cf the mission have sinco been or
ganized in different sections of tho city, cot
tage prayer meeting hold in the homes of
converts, tents orectod, homes, hospitals, jail,
workhouso, and lodging-houses visited, until
the' mission has become tho city evangeli
zation society of Washington.
Edict of Nantes Anniversary Tho annf
vorsary of tho revocation of tho Edict Nantes
ocoumng to-day, Rov. H.W.Enm'3, of tho West
ern Presbyterian Church, will preach a morn
ing sermon appropriate to the occasion. In tho
ovening thero will bo a children'3 service.
The children of tho Chineso Sunday-school
will be present, and will recite the command-
I ments and sing hymns in their native tongue.
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