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Tint Chicago Tribune is an independent
Republican journal, which supports Greeley
and Brown and the Cincinnati Platform. It
believes that, since all the distinctive prin
ciples of the Republican party have been ac
complished, and all organized opposition to
those principles has ceased, there is some
thing better to engage the attention of the
people than to fight old battles over again.
It holds that the most important thing to he
done now is to effect a complete reconcilia
tion between the North and the South. These
two great sections of onr common country
have been in hitter hostility toward each
other more than a quarter o£ a oontnry
in reference to the institution of Slavery.
Eleven years ago, this hostility broke
out in. War. Seven years ago,
the War terminated, the Rebellion
was crashed, and Slavery abolished both by
force of arms and by Constitutional Amend
ment. Since that time the Southern States
have been reconstructed. Impartial Suf
frage has been established, the payment of
the National debt secured, and the payment
of the Rebel debt prohibited, by Constitu
tional Amendments. All the old obstacles
to Permanent Peace and Reconciliation be
tween the North and the South have been
removed. To effect such a return of friend
ship and fraternal feeling, to' the end that
there maj no longer he any enemies of our
Government incur own midst, is the princi
pal mission of the Liberal Republican
party which assembled at Cincinnati
on the Ist of May, whoso
platform and nominees have been
wisely and patriotically indorsed by the
Baltimore Convention.
Tee Chicago Tbibune is an organ of
Pkogbess. It believes that there are a mul
titude of abuses to be reformed, and that no
time should bo lost in combatting them.
The Civil Service of the Government has be
come an instrument of party tyranny, and
an object of selfish greed. It is the great
cormptor of public morals and legislation.
The Federal offices are openly used to con
trol conventions and elections,—that is to
say, the taxes collected from the People are
employed to override the People’s will. The
evidence ot this fact is presented to the pub-
Ho every day, and the proofs of it were
umiahed overwhelmingly hy the re-
Ent Custom House investigation
ft New York. No Administration
«s ever carried this practice to such danger
ous lengths as that of President Grant, and
it is now becoming a question whether the
People themselves are strong enough to
throw off the yoke that has been imposed
upon them. The Chicago Tribune will
labor for a thorough .Reform of the Civil
The country also reeds a Reform in the
Revenue System, whereby the tares col
lected from the People shall go into the
Public Treasury, and not into the coffers of
private inlividuals and corporations. The
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of Proteoion is a delusion, whereby millions
of dollaa are lost each year both to the pro
ducer aid the consumer. It will labor, there
fore, fo j such a Reform as will gradually re
duce the Tariff to a Revenue standard, to the
end tint Industry may be as free as the rev
enue requirements of the Government,
econcmically administered, will admit.
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Head Past to bury its dead. It claims for its
course the merit of Honesty and ludepend.
ence. It has no affiliations with any class
of office-holders or office-seekers. Its rela
tions are with the People only. It seeks to
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and morality, and to encourage independence
of thought, among its readers. In this en
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Chicago, Illinois.
Better than any practical treatise on
Banking and Insurance is Mr. Dickens’
lively description of-Montague Tigg, Esq.,
President of the Royal Anglo-Bengalee
Mutual Disinterested Loan and Insurance
Company. Tigg hanked on his talent, and
on the deposits which his assurance caused
to he confided to him by those whom his
elegant apparel, his expensive counters,
and his luxuriously-furnished Directors’
room imposed upon. Otherwise he had
not a cent. His instincts tanght him
when he got a deposit to suspend, and
never to resume again till his
till was empty. He had a “ mutual disin
terested’’ horror of resumption equal to
that of J. Y. Scammon, of our own city.
“Anglo-Bengalee” was an inter-oceanic
prefix, which meant that he cared not
which of the continents his victims came
from. His was a Loan and Trust Com
pany in the sense that whoever trusted
him withanymoney would find themselves
compelled to regard it as an interminable
“loan,” resembling, in this respect, hut in
no other, the British consols. Tigg, as a
banker, was invulnerable to crises, panics,
and convulsions. He feared but two dis
asters. One was his creditors considered
as a mob. The other was the Sheriff,
Chicago, however inferior to London in
other respects, has its mutual-disinterest
ed hanker, and once had a concern cor
responding to the Royal Anglo-Bengalee ,
Loan Insurance Company. We refer ;
toMr.J.I. Scammon and his departed i
Marine and Fire Insurance Company. Mr
Scammon’s business is like that of Tigg'
to afford to a confiding public the means '
of safety. If they will place their money
in his . hands, he, like Tigg,
will ’ assume the risk of its I
return, and of the loss of interest on it in '
the meantime. In 1801, Scammon’s hank,
like Tigg's, suspended. The erroneous
report went abroad that he failed, too ;
but he did not. The suspension was a
great success. Among the other parties
which had deposited money with him
Was the City of Chicago,—a fact which i
brings* out in rich, warm colors Mr.
8 common's willingness to diffuse
the benefits of his philanthro
py equally over the whole City of
Chicago. On individual deposits private
persons only were losers, and they could
blame only themselves for having trusted
Mr. Scammon without reasonable provo
cation. But the loss of the city and
School Fund deposits, amounting to some
$OO,OOO, diffused itself evenly among all
tax-payers,falling, like the rains of heaven,
pnthe justand the unjust. None lost the
opportunity to ‘participate in Mr. Scam
mon’s benevolence. For the'same $50,000
of which the city was scooped
he afterwards donated to found
an observatory, where a light
ning calculator might recons true
the stany firmament to the great glory of
Scammon. The ’school-children were
pinched in their accommodations: but the
Dearborn telescope in the Scammon ob
servatory made up for it all and more.
If any dear friend of the city ask ns why
the city did not collect its $50,000 out of
Scammon s Mutual Disinterested Loan
and Insurance Company, we answer, it
was because Scammon was not only a
philanthropist, but a politician. As a
philanthropist, he would toss you
a sixpence in charity so kindly
that you could not muster heart to de
mand the dollar that he owed you. Asa
politician, he had treated the city officers,
m so many ways, so condescendingly, and
had patronized the city so magnificently,
that no corporation officer had the
audacity to collect from him what he
owed the city. It has since become known
that, by a singular oversight, the defunct
hank accidentally omitted to mention in
the list of assets the little sum of
$90,788.26 due it from Gibbs & Griffin,*
and since collected, besides a mere trifle
of other assets, amounting in all to some
$90,000 more. Here are some $186,788.26
of assets concealed by a bankrupt com
pany from the city at the time Scammon
effected his settlement with the public
officers, on which he has
since been sued by the city.
We fear the large attention Mr. Scam
mon is giving to securing county and
city officers who will continue to abolish
Slavery and put down the Rebellion, indi
cates an unselfish obliviousness, on his
part, of the risk he runs of again being
burdened with the responsibility of the
city deposits. If he should get them,
and his banks should fail again,
is he quite sure they could
conceal a part of the assets,
and so enable him to apply
$50,000 of the city’s money te the building
of another observatory 1 Perhaps if he
should leave the vulgar details of politics
to the people, and let them select their own
ticket of city and county officers, the
funds of the city might remain in the
hands of that vulgar class of bankers, ut
terly without genius, who, instead of re
turning the city its deposits in the form
of an observatory, actually repay the
money itself on the city’s check, as if it
were an ordinary transaction in busi
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As long as'the rendering-establishments
on the river are allowed to continue their
obnoxious business, as long as the Healy
Slough and Ogden Slip are permitted to
poison the air with the exhalations from
their accumulated horrors, and as long as
the weather retains its present sultriness,
dampness, and heated temperature, and is
subject to extreme and abrupt changes, it
is folly to expect any encouraging sanitary
statement. At the same time, it is possi
ble to mitigate the pernicious influences
which the atmosphere and the Tenderers
hare combined to exert, just as it is possi
ble for every man in the community to
set up a case of cholera-morbus at twelve
hours’ notice by his own folly and impru-
I deuce. Two cases, reported at first as
Asiatic cholera, but subsequently
turning out to be cholera-morbus, which
recently proved fatal in New York, illus
trate this point. One of the victims, it
was shown, while in an overheated and
exhausted condition, ate imprudently, and
then drank a quart of iced cider. The
second, a barber, at the close of his day’s
work, indulged in lager beer and butter
milk to an unreasonable extent. Both
these men were directly responsible for
their own taking off. and the same degree
of ignorance or recklessness would be a
sufficient warrant for calling in an under
taker for any person who had not the
stomach of an ostrich. Iced cider, butter
milk, sliced cucumbers, and many other
such pestilential delicacies, in a hot
day, have individual epidemics in them,
which pass for cholera, and sometimes for
visitations of Divine Providence. Chol
era-morbus, and many other diseases pe
culiar to the summer temperature, are
within the province of every man’s free
will. The heated atmosphere, the fetid
exhalations, Healy Slough, Ogden Slip,
and the rendering-establishments simply
prepare people for the acceptance of these
diseases. Their systems are ready for the
absorption of any of the manifold forms
of cholera; and all that remains for the
ignorant or reckless victim to gulp down
the disease‘is unripe fruits, sliced green
vegetable abominations, or fluid irregu
larities, and his system will absorb the
disease like a sponge.
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At the same time it does not
follow that, because diseases of
this type are prevalent, it is necessary for
a person to have them. A few simple
precautions may, and in the great majori
ty of cases do, carry people safely through
the most unhealthy summers. The first
of these is a personal cleanliness, which,
according to the old adage, comes next to
godliness. Daily ablution, at the proper
time, will enable a man to look even
cholera calmly in the face. Second, it is
indispensable that a man should eat
plain, healthy food, in moderate quanti
ties, at regular times, eschewing both
fruits and vegetables which are unripe or
stale, ‘avoiding immoderate drinking of
fluids, eatingonly those things which agree
with him under ordinary circumstances,
and omitting excesses of eveiy description.
Thirdly, it is an excellent precaution to
keep cool. It is possible for every man
to commence the day quietly and calmly,
without any unnecessary fret or hurry,
and then the chances are that he will
finish the day as he has commenced it;
whereas, if lie commences the day by
getting heated and throwing himself into
profuse perspiration, he will find it im
possible to cool off before night. Those
who can afford to get away to
cooler breezes and purer air should,
do so, and those who cannot afford it can,
at least, afford an umbrella to protect
them from the sun in the streets, a fan,
ice, and open windows in' the hot parts
of the day. Lastly, an excellent precau
tion against disease is to have a good con
science, an even temper, and no fear. A
good conscience will inevitably tend to
produce calmness and serenity of dispo
sition, which, in turn, engender physical
coolness. An even temper avoids worry
and fret, prevents injurious effects from
the wear, and tear, and asperities of busi
ness. Courage has warded off many a
disease, while fear has brought it on.
The imagination alone has con
vinced men that they had the
I ? . 10 ; 1 era when they had nothing of the
■ others who have been exposed
i ,an indeed could show every physi
cal reason for having it, have escaped by
nret+ifc 14, from a disease, and it is
pretty sure to overtake you. Meet it face
to face and defy it, and the chances are
all in your favor. Assuming that a man
keeps himself clean, that he avoids ex
cesses in eating and drinking, that ho :
I keeps himself cool, that he has a clear
conscience, placid temper, and a firm back
bone, he stands a very excellent chance of
surviving the unhealthy effects of
the atmosphere, the Healy
Slough, Ogden Slip, and the
rendering-houses combined; although
this does not furnish any argnment why
these nuisances should not be abated,
promptly and peremptorily, in behalf of
those who cannot or will not use precau
tions, and especially for the sake of chil
dren, who are the greatest sufferers, and
among whom the harvest of death this
season has already been terrible.
The question whether the business of
gambling can he broken up in Chicago is
now about to ho tested by judicial pro
ceedings. The act of the last Legislature
on this subject went into operation on the
Ist of July. This law, known as the Foss
bill, repeals all previous laws on the sub
ject, and provides :
Whoever beeps a common gamlng-bonae, or la
«py Dnrdlrg. bootn. yard, or garden, by" btmor
"i- agent need and ooonpied, procures or per
mits any per, onto frequent or to ooioe togecoer
0 Play lor money or other valuable tblnir, at any
gairn : or le>np, oi eaff.rs to be kept, any tabUo,
or other apparatus, tor the purpose or playing at
>-ny game or sport, tor money or other vsluavie
tung, shell, upon conviction, for theflrstoffonoa.
ot Used not less than smo, etc, eto.
It will he seen that this law is confined
to “ whoever keeps ” the gaming-house by
himself or agent. It has been supposed
that, by having a non-resident keeper,
owner, or proprietor, the gamblingihouses
may he practically exempt. The law
does not, upon its face, apply to the agent
or frequenters; it is directed to the
keeper, and makes him responsible for the
acts of his agents and subordinates in
“keeping,”oriu “permitting,” gambling
in or upon any premises. The District
Attorney, however, claims that the law is
ample to enable him to punish under it
the real actors, and that the expedient of
having a non-resident or irresponsible
keeper or principal will not defeat the
end of tie law. The rule of law is, that, in
misdemeanors, all persons participating
in the crime are principals, and
are all equally amenable to the law;
tlat, therefore, the person who acts as
agent or servant of “whoever keeps” a
gambling-house is, iu contemplation of
law, guilty equally with the proprietor.
It will he noticed that the law provides
no penalty for gambling. Any person,
therefore.who, in any way, either as player
or gambler, becomes cognizant of the
facts, becomes a witness, and, not being
amenable to any law, cannot plead the
privilege of refusing to testify. Prosecu
tions are confined to the keepers, and all
persons found therein as spectators or
players can he compelled to testify to
what they have seen and what they know.
The question of guilt, and, consequently,
of responsibility and punishment, turns
upon the question of "keeping” or of
“permitting”in premises under control
of the person indicted.
Certain persons have already been in
dicted and held to bail. The whole mat
ter will be tested upon the trial of the in
dictments to be found at the next term of
the Criminal Court. As there is now no
special law against renting premises to
persons to be used for gambling-houses,
the Police Commissioners will be free
to appear before the Grand Jury
and before the Court, and tell what
they know as to the keeping of
gaming-houses; and, unless the Court fails
to sustain the interpretation of the law by
the State’s Attorney, it is possible that
something may in time be accomplished
to break up the business of keeping com
mon gaming-houses in Chicago.
The election of 1870, in Arkansas, was
marked by gross frauds, and by Federal
interference to protect, not punish, the
wrong-doers. Clark County, with COO
legal voters, polled 1,100 votes. Chicot
County, with 1,400 males over 21 years of
age, returned 2,000 votes. The United
States District Attorney, Whipple, and
the United States Marshal, General John
Catterson, brought these facts to the
notice of the Grand Jury, which indicted
four prominent adherents of Clayton, in
whose interest all these rascalities had
been perpetrated. Instantly these four
telegraphed to Senator Clayton, urging
the removal of the Attorney and
Marshal, and the appointment of Stephen
R. Harrington and Isaac C. Mills in their
places. One of these two worthies had
already been convicted, in a United States
Court, of fraudulent registration and bal
lot-box stuffing. Clayton laid the case be
fore Grant. This President, who avows a
belief in Civil Service Reform, hastened
to grant the modest request 0 f the four
indicted men. He discharged Whipple
and Catterson, thus punishing them for
doing their duty in trying to punish bare
faced frauds. He appointed as their suc
cessors the very men—one of them a con
victed wrongdoer—whom the persons in
dicted had asked for. This is a repetition
of his conduct in Texas, when Governor
Davis was on trial. In both cases the
guilt of the accused parties was notorious.
In both, they asked to have the
United States Attorney dismissed,
and a creature of their own appointed. In
both. Grant acceded to the request. In
both, the result was the same. As in
Texas, so in Arkansas, the new District
Attorney let the accused go scot-free.
This interference decided the fate of the
Grant party in that State. Senator * Rice,
Chairman of the Regular Republican
State Committee, called a meeting to con
sider the advisability of sending dele
gates to Philadelphia. The feeling was
strong against it; but the Committee ad
journed, without action, to May 22, call
ing a State Convention on that day. Be
fore that time, five Clayton members
bolted, and called an irregular Conven
tion, which met May 18,
and chose delegates to the City
of Brotherly Love. The regular Con
vention assembled May 22, and voted
unanimously to indorse the Cincinnati
ticket. Thus it appears that Clayton and
his adherents, while impudently claiming
to be the Republican party of Arkansas,
are really, in the Grant dialect, “traitors”
and “ renegades” to that organization.
Soon after this bolt, the United States
Senate Committee began its farcical ex
amination of Clayton’s case. The main
charge against him was, that he had,while
Governor of Arkansas, given a fraudu
lent certificate of election to Con
gress to a certain Edwards, who had
really fallen 2,100 votes behind his
competitor, Bolles. The latter contested
the election, and the House Committee,
by a unanimous vote, gave him the seat.
There was, therefore, prima facie proof of
fraud against Clayton. S. M. Barnes, of.
Little Rock, appeared as attorney for the
Republicans of Arkansas. His utmost ef
forts succeeded in inducing the Commit
tee to examine just two witnesses, who
happened to be in Washington. They re
fused to summon a single man from a .dis
tance. Clayton, having been previously
notified, had his men on hand. All of
them were examined. Although the last
one testified a full month before the
adjournment of Congress, no report
was presented until the last hours of the
session, when it could neither be discuss
ed nor refuted. It whitewashed the cul
prit, as a matter of course. This man,
Powell Clayton, who, by Grant’s zealous
aid, has debauched Arkansas politics and
punished honest Federal officers for their
temerity in trying to check him, is prom
inent among the signers of the call for a
soldiers’ meeting in -honor of Grant-next
fall. He is on the Grant National Coffi
mittce, where he finds a worthy compeer
in Kemble, of Pennsylvania, the believer
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in “Addition, Diviaion, and Silenco.”3Fjc
is one of tlie cliief leaders of the party If
Everlasting Hate. [
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Governor Oglesby, in his speech on Fri
day night, omitted to deny the charge tint
heiaa candidate for the United Stales
Senate, and hence that his candidacy (or
Governor is a mere fiction to defraud the
people of their votes for the office of Gov
ernor. The people of this State behove
that it is of some importance whom tttey
elect for the office of Governor, If tiey
want Mr. Beveridge for that office at Iny
time, they will signify it by electing Urn
directly, and not in the roundabout wav
contrived by Oglesby.
The Salaries of inaaielaoi.
As an evidence of the remunerativeness of
the musical profession to those artists who
have achieved great success, the salaries
paid in connection with the recent World’s
Peace Jubilee are to the point. Strauss was
the best paid of any of the foreign ar
tists. He received $17,500 for the season,
besides a guaranteed $2 500 (gold) benefit,to
gether with transportation and expense! of
himself, wife, and two servants. In addition
to this he received $3 300 teold) for his tfaee
New York concerts, and sold his Jubilee
Waltz for $550 ; so that he went back toEu
rope, after his throe weeks, visit, with atone
$25,000 iu his pooket. Madame
Pesohka-Leutnor received for her sea
son of tbirreen concerts $l6 000. Franz Abt
who conducted one of his own compositions
at four concerts, received $1,200,—5300 jjfor
each. Arabella Goddard received $5,000, lit
erally for doing nothing; Franz Boudtfi
$2,000, and Wehli $1,250 for two appearances.
The sums paid to the bands and orchestra
were also enormous. The great orchestra
drew $72,000 out of the treasury for the first
week's salary. The mutieiana from other
cities than Boston drow $lO a day per man
and transportation, and the Boston players
$8 per day. The home brass bands received
on an average $25 per man for the week.
The foreign hands cost about $5 per man
a day, exclusive of expenses and
transportation, board alone averaging about
$3 a day. The Irish Band cost, relatively,
more than the rest, —although they were the
poorest of all,—inasmuch os they did not ap
pear until the last week of tne festival, al
though they were under pay for the whole
time. The total expense of the four foreign
bands was abont $lOO,OOO.
While these sums teem enormous, it must
be remembered that tbe attainment of musi
cal excellence sufficient to draw such sala
ries as these requires many years of un
remitting and arduous labor, at a
great outlay of money, with the prospect
ahead that a capricious public may, after
all, not stamp them with the seal ofjancoess!;
and that, while one out of twenty gets this
handsome salary, nineteen others get noth
ing, and have the poor consolation of look
ing back upon a life thrown away, and pur
sning a profession at the expense of penury
and public mortification.
Mononre D. Conway has found a religions
service in England after his own heart. Ha
describes it at length in the Christian Regis •
•er. Tne ceremonies began with a hymn:
Earth, of man the bouateons mother,
Feeds him still with euro and wine, etc.
then the priest read extracts from Solo
mon’s “Proverbs,” Boddha’s “Sayings.” and
Carlyle’s “Life of Sterling.” The meeting
closed with an “ Adoration of Prayer,” which
eyes alKl hearts to those great prin
ciples which snrronnd ua on every h.nd : those
eternal hills whence oometh all one strength,
principles of goodness, of )nstlee. which enter
everywhere, and may ennoble the hearts and
lives of men.
This sort of thing Mr, Conway styles “ a
rapt utterance,” “ a morning walk along the
heights whose glory is the light of the spirit
of God,” It is odd that, when men revolt
from the idea of a personal God, they enter
these half-way houses on the road to no
worship at all. Comte substituted a system
of religion more cumbrous than Catholicism,
bnt one in whioh the Deity became a sort of
abstract of humanity. This, like the cere
monial we have just noticed, is only a step
towards a goal that mnst be reached. Men
who weary of the definiteness of the Chris
tian conception of God will inevitably weary
of the definiteness of any conception, no
matter how vague, and will finally follow
Herbert Spencer into the realm from whioh
Science utterly exolndea Religion,
The Contemporary Review of July contains
a options suggestion by an unknown author,
to whom Professor Tyndall has lent the
weight of his name. It is, in brief, a propo
sition to test the efficacy of prayer. The re
covery of all the patients of one particular
hospital is to he made the especial subject of
prayer by the Christians of the world for
three or five years. At the end of that time,
the average duration of sickness and the
average mortality at that hospital are to be
compared with the same rates for the same
Glasses of .diseases in similarly-sitnated hos
pitals, and the benefits of the petitions of
fered are to he reckoned from the amount of
the difierenoe, if any exists. The article has
been variously received. Many persons have
thought it the work of a believer, and have
been ready to try the plan. Many others
have denounced it as the transparent triok
of an infidel. Professor Tyndall’s repeated
attacks on prayer, in his “ Fragments of
Science” and elsewhere, seem to sustain the
latter hypothesis. Whatever the anther
meant to do, he has succeeded in awakening
a deal of bitter feeling, whioh can only work
It is marvellous how much faster those
who stay at home and read acquire
edge than those who go abroad and travel.
Dr. Livingstone has been lost to sight to
memory dear since 1860, and he supposes he
has discovered that the Chambesi and Zam
besi Rivers, though confounded by the Por
tuguese and previous travellers, are two in
dependent rivers, and that the Chambesi is
the Nile. Bat an English reviewer declares
that the only man who ever supposed the
Chambesi and Zambesi were one
river was Livingston© himself; that
this mistake was pointed out
by critics in their reviews of his published
letters. As for the Chambesi being the Nile,
the critic peremptorily asserts that it can
not be the Nile of Speke or Baker, or the
Nile of Egypt. From this it would seem
that the true way for Livingstone to dis
cover the source of - the Nile is to come home
and ask the English reviewers. What is
not known to the Royal Geographical So
ciety in England certainly cannot be discov
ered in Africa.
Mr. Scammon has probably made more
money and more nnpopnlarity out of broken
banks and insurance companies than any
other person in the United States. Some time
after the failure of the Marine Bank, he con
cerned the idea of running for an office in
this city. He offered himself to the electors
of South Chicago as a candidate for member
of the Constitutional Convention. He
secured the regular Republican nomination
for this office. The district had a Republi
can majority of about 1,200. But so intense
ly obnoxious was Mr. Soammou to the
Marine Bank depositors and their friends
that he was defeated by about 2,500 major
ity, notwithstanding he expended a large
sum of money to secure his election. Mr.
Scammon is emphatically a whited sepul
chre. If the Grant ticket is beaten in this
city and county this fall, the result will be
largely due to Mr. Scammon’s advocacy of
Mr. Scammon says that The Chicago
Tkibukk is “fast hurrying to bankruptcy.”
He says this, well knowing it to be false.
Whether Mr. Scammon is fast hurrying to
bankruptcy or not, we do not know. We do
know that he owes more than ten dollars to
our one. He is one of the largest borrowers
on the money market of the country. We
can pay all of our debts on any day of the
week. Mr. Scammon cannot do that. He
does not even pay what he owes to the city
Schooll Fund, although repeatedlyjurged to
do so by the public authorities. Is he not a
pretty example of financial solvency ? Is he
not a fit person to admonish the public in
regard to the dangers of impending bank
ruptcy I
We loam that Columbus, Ohio, is to have
a ** Cat Infirmary ” soon, by the terms of the
will of a wealthy gentleman, as eccentric as
he was rich. The Infirmary is to have rat
holes and rats for sport, areas for “ amatory
converse,” and exercise grounds, with sev
eral sheds on which the fierce grimalkins
may wage war at will. Oddest of all, how
ever, is the final clausa of the instrument,
which provides that the intestines of the tea*
tator shall be made into fiddle-strings, ani
that they shall be played upon in the “ audi
torium” of the Infirmary,—‘the playing to
be kept npfor ever and ever, without cessa
tion day or night, in order that the cats may
have the privilege of hearing arid enjoying
ibe instrument which is the nearest approach
to their natural voices.”
Would it not be wiser to have the deceased
testator tried before the Stokes jury and
pronounced insane ?
Charles Heade’s new story, "A Simple
ton,” is begun in the August Sarper, The
characters are the same that have figured in
nine-tenths of his works. There is the same
father who talks about young people’s
“spooning,” as, in the guise of father or
uncle, he has talked since Heads began to be
read. There is the inevitable heroine,
“straight, elastic, and rather tall,” who has
passed down tbe long line of. novels, from
“Lore Me Little, Love Me Long” to a
♦‘Terrible Temptation.” Keade has never
painted a pallid woman, except in “ Foul
Play,” and then he restored her to vigorous
health forthwith. This one, like Julia Dodd,
has some small complaint, which brings in
the blundering doctors, who are described
at such length in “Very Hard Cash.” Then,
too, there is an uncle who mixes Heade’s
Americanisms with English
epithets, and discourses thus to the strong,
symmetrical hero:
Oroe many, and you join the noble army of
foot-pad?,leeches, vultures, paupers, gone coons,
babblers about brats, and I disown you!
The novel, as a whole, is said to be iu the
author's earlier vein, rather than his later,
and is, therefore, free from impurity.
The story of the way French contractors
plcndered French soldiers has not begun to
be told. Every investigation reveals fresh
instances of rascality. At a recent trial of
four contractors in Lille, one man testified
that he had officially examined some mus
kets bought at exorbitant rates. They were
old flint-looks, transformed* Out of twelve
tried, eleven burst. Cartridges offered for
sale were found to have no bullets in some
of them, the bullets in the wrong end in
others, and no powder in still others. They
were refused, and certain papers denounced
tbe witness as a traitor, and said that he
ought to be shot. Another man swore that
he saw many French soldiers without shoes.
They had straw around their bleeding and
frost-bitten feet. One had a pair of shoes
slung over his shoulders. When asked why
be did not wear them, he said, “Sir, the
Government has been cheated: they have
given me children’s shoes; I cannot get them
An enterprising Parisian is reaping golden
gains from a mummy-manufactory. He not
only supplies provincial museums with a
“Cheops” or “ Pharaoh” to order, but does a
large exporting trade, sending his peculiar
wares even to Egypt. It is darkly whispered
that more than one credulous traveller has
been permitted to see an old tomb exhumed
in the very shadow of the Pyramids, and
has joj folly purchased the bran-new Paris
ian-made mommy, inserted therein the night
before. It is a shame that France should
monopolize this industry. There can be no
better raw material for mummy-making than
an Am erican Indian. A factory in full blast
in Arizona would settle the Apache difficulty
in a tiice, and gain its proprietor the money
of foreigners and the thanks of his conn try
The appropriation made fcy the South
Carolina Legislature for the quarantine ser
vice has been stolen to the last cent. The
< fficers and crews employed in the work
have received no pay for months, and are
fast resigning or deserting. The whole coast
bids fair to he left wholly unprotected from
disease. Already, affairs are at a stand-still
in Charleston harbor. A vessel, laden with
pestilence and plagne. Jmay enter any day.
and will find nothing and nobody to prevent
ber steering straight to the wharves and
landing her passengers and oargo.both bear
ing the seeds of death wherever they may
go. The citizens of Charleston are trying to
raise a fund for the protection of their lives.
They have long ago given np the vain at
tempt to protect their property.
To citizens who abhor paying taxes, we
commend the ingenious device of Mr. Henry
Nash, of Twickenham. England. The Tax-
Collector and the Constable visited him
with a distress-warrant, and began to take
an inventory of his fnrniture. Nash gnashed
bis teeth in rage. Suddenly a direful revenge
suggested itself. He stepped into the garden
and instantly returned with a hive of bees*
which he overturned in the room, saying:
•‘Take an inventory of them.” Securely
wrapped in the muslin window-curtains, he
watched the inglorious rout of the minions
of the law. who gave np the battle and fled
just as the crafty Nash rolled on the floor in
laughter. Bnt, if any one of onr readers im
itates him, they should beware of his fate.
A due of 40 shillings and a month’s impris
onment rewarded the success of his scheme.
Wendell Phillips has published a long let
ter. in which he defends the workingmen
from the charge of folly in their strikes. H«
argues that it was their last resort; that
they bad tried everything else to get their
wrongs even noticed; and that they will
hereafter force them into prominence and
getby demand the remedies they failed to get
by request. There are a few thor
oughly characteristic touches in the
letter. Witness this: “Several of the
Republican press of Boston treated
them to scolding, wrapped in sneers and
flavored with liesand this: “Attention
be must have. So he thrusts his naked hand
among the cog-wheels of the industrial ma
chine, and stops it. Capital, aghast, asks:
* What’s the matter I ’ ”
Colonel Cold, of Richmond, said, at Balti
more, that Henry A. Wise, John H. Gilmer,
and James Lyons would he utterly power
less to do anything in Virginia against Gree
ley, inasmuch as the people were for him.
This remark, in a very distorted form, came
to the ears of the last of the trio, and a fiery
note was forthwith despatched to the offend
ing Cold. Richmond was wild with delight
at the prospect of an old-time dnel, but was
doomed to disappointment. A high-toned
and ohivalrio correspondence ensued, which
terminated in complete satisfaction to the
two principals, and a deal of dissatisfaction
to the kind friends who were egging them on
to the fray.
What has become of the laughter in which
the Grant men indulged immediately after
the Cincinnati Convention? If Mr. Greeley’s
nomination at Cincinnati was so. funny, why
wasn’t it still funnier at Baltimore? The
Grant party profess to believe that every
tbingis lovely, that Grant’s prospects never
were blighter, and that Mr. Greeley is now
driven to the wall. But they don’t laugh
anymore. There hasn’t been a smile or an
allusion to the Old White Hat since the Bal
timore nomination. For men who are per
fectly contented with things, tbeir gloom
and apparent unhappiness are very remark
Kemble, the Professor of “ Addition, Divis
ion. and Silence,” is sick. The Grant Nation
al Committee is deprived of his invaluable
aid. Its members are consoled by the pres
ence of George C. Gorham, This gentleman
represents California. The Bulletin, Chroni
cle, and other Grant organs of San Francisco
are appealing to the Committee to keep this
Gprbam away from his own State. They
fay that his presence on the Pacific Coast
will insure the overwhelming defeat of the
party he represents. His unsavory connec
tion with railroad swindles and steals has
made him odious to the whole people.
The Churchmen of England breathe more
freely since the discovery, in the Public Li
brary of Utrecht, of a copy of the Athaua
sian Creed even older than the one lately
found at Venice. This contains all the
damnatory clauses in their perfection, while
that.it will be remembered, omitted them.
The London Spectator, commenting on the
•joy expressed over this discovery, says:
“ The Right Reverend Bench (of Bishops)
would, we fear, almost prefer to be damned
under a creed as old as the seventh century,
to being saved under one of later date.” *
Secretary Bontwell objects to “clasping
bands across the bloody chasm.” He wishes
the chasm to be filled up, first. A slight re
search into the mythical .annals of Rome
will show Mr. Bout-well that a yawning
chasm there closed as sodn as a man on hone-
back leaped into the gulf. When the Liberal
party thrusts the modern “ man on horse
back ” into the chasm, this, too, will close,
and the people, if not the Secretary, will bo
As yet the first Democrat has to he found
in Columbus, Ohio, to vote for Grant.
—Senator Thurman will take the stump
for Greeley, in Ohio, Aug. 15, and thence
forward be at the disposal of the Committee.
He has every confidence that Ohio will vote
for Greeley,
—A Washington special says:
TTJ?£!2 r Q; had<St ™ Stanton, a Paymaster In the
Army, nan be«-n detached from
£. u, 7.°* w,e . p *cm-’ '’oast, and ordered to
ffi this oiiy 8 I3C editing one of the Grant organs
This is, unquestionably, the most singu
-ar Presidential campaign that the country
ever witnessed, and one well calculated to
render useless the experience and data of
the past as elements for judging the future.
—Boston Journal .
—oa.fi, ix paelps, a low comedian in the
employ of Mr. ScauimWg newspaper, speak
ing at Elgin for Grant, the other o-i* •
He Vnrw who tbe Democratic candidate* were,
atd be «onld not to or cm m Loch at Koemer.
who was the candidate for Governor of tbe Lib
erals and Democrat*; he was a Ball way Comm<s
-Joner, a? d yet he waa an attorney for the rail
wajs B:t»ok is tbe candidate for Lieutenant
Governor, and be was in Black's parlor and drank
< b»icpagre. when Black was tight as anybody.
Hekn*-w Bun men who w»a an intriguing fellow;
*nd, as for D*n O’Hara, be was a diabolloal-Liok
iogfrllo*—be was - he mos* infamous-looking M
low In existence Were we com* t » give up whai
we bad wcsl No! No!! Not!! No!!!!
—Uncle Horace’s strength among the He
publican lawyers of this city is among the
most noticeable events of the times. We
were shown a list yesterday which comprises
the names of several of the most prominent.
The la wy ere, as a class, are a shrewd peo ole;
they can see what’s a coming, and will make
themselves felt ere long*— Fxtishurgh Boat,
Itmbide, heir to the Mexican throne, is at
Cane May.
-Ex-President Woolsey. of Tale, will spend
the summer at Jefferson, N, H.
—Elijah L. Hamlin, ex-Mayor of Bangor,
Me., brother of the Senator, died on Tues
—C. H. Knight, a well-known citizen of
Holyoke, Mass., and for several years past an
overseer in the Lyman Mills, died suddenly
on Monday of obolera.
—The wife of FranoisHegot, of Stephenson,
N. Y., eloped on Monday with a nice young
man named Alfred Tessant. They stole $3OO
fiom the husband.
—Alexander Johnfton, of Westmoreland
County, Pa., father of ex Governor William
F. Johnston, died on Tuesday -evening last,
jged 99 years.
—Mis, McCarthy has begun proceedings
in Albany, If. Y f , against Mr. Thompson, of
Utica, whom she attempted to shoot in a
*ireet-car, for support for her two illegiti
o ate children.
—The late Hon. Andrew Stewart, of Penn
sylvania, was first elected to Congress in
1620, and waa the last time a candidate in
1870. Within these 50 years he was elected
nine times and defeated five times.
—A. E. Shepherd, Executive Officer of the
Board of Public Works of the District of
Columbia, has been designated the Baron
Ganssmanof the National Capital.
—The friends of Commander Cashing will
be pleased to hear that an award of $lBO,OOO
pi ize money has been made for the destruc
tion of the Hebei ram Albemarle.
—H. W. Chittenden,formerly Superintend
ent of the New York Central Hailroad, is ly
ing dangerously ill at Ms residence, in Syra
cuse. His son in-law and his friends still
have hopes of his recovery.
—Areport comes £romWaverly,Pike County,
Ohio, that Judge j. Bowers Underwood.
Pension agent at that place, has made him
self scarce with about $20,000, most of it be
longing to soldiers’ widows and children.
—The Countess de Blanohery has just had
the Cross of the Legion of Honor conferred
on her. She fought with a musket, like a
cemmon soldier, at the combat of Patay,
near Orleans.
—The Rev. Dr. Lemuel Moss, editor of the
National Baptist, of Philadelphia, has retired
from his position and accepted a Professor
►tip in the Crozier Theological Seminary.
His i-nccessor .in the editorship is the Rev.
H, L, Way land.
—J. M. Eddy, Superintendent of the Town
Lot Department, in the Union Pacific Rail*
road Land Office at Omaha, has resigned to
accept a position on the Southern Pacific
Mark Twain’s “ Roughing It” has reached
a sale of 73,000.
—Meenra. Osgood & Co. have published
‘The Dickens Dictionary.” by Dr. G. A.
Fierce and Mr. W. A. Wbeeler.
. —'*Vaihek” has recently been reprinted
by Miller, the New York publisher.
—Mr* Justin McCarthy is to add farther
sketches of English notables to those which
have already appeared in the Galaxy .
—Edmund C, Stedman, having lost his
health in Wall street, will give himself up
to literary labor.
—lt is said that the Queen of Holland
spends three fourths of her immense income
in gratifying her literary tastes.
. —Another life of Faraday has been issued
by Macmillan & Co., written by J. H. Glad
stone, M. D. This makes the third.
“Professor S P. Baird’s wholly new work
on “The Birds of North America,” will soon
appear from the press of Little. Brown &
g?., Boston. Dr. T. M. Brewer and Robert
Ridgeway have co operated in the work.
—A fortnightly journal, devoted to Wom
an's Eights, and named the Cornelia, has
been started in Floreno j. Signora De Luna is
—J. B. Ford & Co. have in press anew
’* History of New York City,” by Mrs. M. J.
L>.mb. a member of the New York Historical
—George Sand is said to he at work upon a
“Lileof Chii»t.”
—The moral of Disraeli’* forthcoming novel
will be drawn from the bisto vof Socialism.
—Cbailes R*ade’s new novel, to begin in
be August number of Harper 3 a Magazine, is
entitled “A Simpleton.”
—Anew comio illustrated paper, called
bizarre, has been started at New Orleans by
Douglas £. Jerrold.
Captain Burton, the English traveller,
bas gone tolceland, upon which country, its
™SpurtlS?wo&7* k® is about to produce
wU1 ’ “ fntnre - edit
-Samuel,Smiles’ “Self-Help" has been
trsuslated into Japauese.
—A new English brochure. “The Fresh
Dispute at Dame Enropa’e School,” shows
how the American Boy tried to take in the
English Boy, and how the English Boy prov
ed too much lor him. ■* .
—Miss Fox is-shout to publish, through
Messrs. Macmillan, a "Hiatoryof Hollaid
House.” The hook will he noh in anecdotes
abont Charles James Fox. Addison, Rogers
and others. It will he illustrated witli 1
steel engravings and wood oats of the honse
and grounds, and of family portraits by
tome of the old masters. J
. The enlarged City of Pittsburgh la to
i nave thirty-aix wards.
■ . ,T Itia l '. ald that the name of Orange street.
i bi L ot^ ng :, d to P lo “se some of
the Catholics who dwell upon it.
«-rw eW m°£ 1 ? ailB 1 ha 9 a debt of $2O 763.-
i 608 21. Totei value of property, $135,000,000.
lax on the hundred, $3 031.
. —Of the thirteen and one half millions of
producers in England, eleven and one half
m , I “infreeeive as wages, on the average,
only $l5O a year.
. —According to the index of the last revi
sion of the statutes of Maine, it is illegal
to expose veal for sale that is lees than
fttur ytan old.
nrc ? ie< yonr t°rs© going up
pm is the inscription on sign-boards about
to pepntup at the foot of hills in andaronnd
ttoeton by the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals.
—lt is stated that 45 per cent of the gross
prod net b of California is from agricultural
sources, while but 16 percent is from gold
and other metals.
—R K.Wallaceand John Mead, of Elmira,
?tt'€° j pred fo walk across the apron of a dam
in the Chemung River, on Sanday, for bath
mg purposes. when both were drowned,
7—The grave of Thaddena Stevens is still
wuhout monument or head-stone to mark
Ithe&pot. The Great Commoner sleeps his
last elt-ep in the shadow of a common school,
Five kittens were born from a oat foni?
days dead on Saturday morning last. The
fact is vouched for by several most reliable
and creditable witnesses. Certainly it ia the
most marvellous birth ever recorded. Three
of the kittens are still living nnd promiHe
»o be healthy and long-lived.— Kentucky Be
—The twenty-five London banka, with
their branches, realized a profit of £1.197..
744 during the past year. Their expenses
wereonir $418,815, and rhe net profit, there
fore, $778 829. From this it would appear
1 hat the English banks expend only about
35 percent of their earn in cs in carrying on
the bucineirs, while the ratio in other conn*
tries is said to be much higher.
—lt is authoritatively stated that at
the next meeting bf the owaem
of ocean steamers, to he held
in New York, Mr. .farms Alexander,
the Boston aeentof the Canard line, will
press for a redaction of fares by that line
fiom Liverpool to this port, on the ground
that it is considerably nearer f be starting
point of the emigrant than N«w York
and also on account of the abolition of the 1
bead money tax by the last Legislature. ]
The early autumn, it ia confidently predict
ed, will see the cost of passage to this port a !
Treat deal less than it is now.— Boston Ad - 1
A CenvM «f Braday Evealas Leetnre* te
be Given la tbe Academy ef dlatie—An*
neaßCcxncßt ef Services in the Tarleas
Churches I#*Day.
A course of Sunday evening lectures are to bo
given at the Academy of Mnaio, commencing one
week from this evening, July 38. The first lecture
of the course will be given either by the Rev.
Bobers Collyer or Professor Swing, bothof whom
, have offered their services lor the coarse. The
beet musical talent in the city will be secured to
add to add to the interest and attractions of the
The Bev. Wm. A. Bartlett preaches, this morn
ing and evening, in Plymouth Church.
The Bev. Myron Adams, of Dunkirk, preaches
this morning and evening in the Union Park
—The Oakland Chnroh will be re-dedicated to
day. The Bev. Dr. Gnlliver will preach In the
morning, and in the afternoon addresses will be
made by different clergymen.
—Tbe Bev. E. H. Smith will preach this morn
ing and evening at the New Eog'aud Choroh. .
—The Rev. xs. r. aooawm, D. D , will preach
this morning and evening at the First Chnroh.
During his vacation, the pulpit will be succes
sively filled July 31 by the Bev Prof J, H.
Seelje. of Amherst; July 28 by the Rev A. L.
Chapin D D, of Beloit College: Ang. 4 and
11 bv Prof. Swing, and Ang. 18 and 2S by
the Bev. Minot J. Savage, of Hannibal, 111.
Tbe Bev Dr. Thomas will preach, as usual, at
the Park Avenue Chnroh.
—The Bnv. E. M. Boring wilt preach this morn
ing and evening at the G-ant Place Church.
—The Bev. Dr. Fowler will preach this morning
1 and evening at toe Centenary Chnroh.
MoCabt will preach this morning,
and tbeE**v, B D. Sheppard this evening, at the
Michigan Avenue Chnrt-h.
—There will be pr» aching under the auspices of
Central Park M. E. Mission, at Goodhue Hall, on
Davis street, just north of Fulton street, this
evening. Also Sabbath School in the afternoon.
The Bev. Mr. Griffith, of Galesburg, Til.,
preaches this morning and evening at the Unl
-1 verity Place Church.
—The Bev. Jesse B. Thomas will preach this
morning at the Michigan Avenue Church, on
"Stimulants to Prayer,” and this evening on
Agent* in Conversion ”
—The Bev. J A. Smith, D. D « preaches this
morning to tbe Englewood Chnroh.
—Ft; e Church, corner of Loomis arid Jackson
streets. Preaching morning and evening bv the
T , a*tor-Bev. O. B. Gr-fflfih, Morning aubjeot;
- The Warning Neglected.” UXIUUS ouujoui.
Bey Chsnncey Glb-s. the distinguished preach
er and author, will officiate on the next three
Sundays, at 3:30 o'clock in the afternoon, In the
union Park congregational Chnroh, and will de
liver moonree bis sermons on 41 Death.” “The
Resurrection,” and •* The Judgment” Tbe seats
“F e ana a U who arft interested In the Lord,
ibe Bible, and Eternal Life, are invited to attend!
He will also preach In tbe evening of the same
Sundays at tbe Plymouth Congregational Church.
oornMr of Zldrldge court and Wabash avenue.
_ KT Goddard, of Cincinnati, an
able and highly-esteemed minister of the New
Church, win officiate at Plymouth Chnroh. every
Sj“ d *£ aiming at lO;go a, m. till further
tlce. Ihe seate are free, and all who would like
to leam Something of the Lord’s New Church,
will bn welcome
—Bev. C. D Noble, of the same church, who
has preached in this city for the past two years,
baa returned from his vacation, and will be eu-
£ B ,f® d li y®k*ionary work during the stay of Mr,
Giles and Mr. Goddard.
Grewfchurch 8 mornlDgaild afternoon services at
H - ?• Powers will offloiata this
mo ™i D fy>na evening at Bt. Join’s Ctanroli.
~’P}® Eev - J W. Osborne will preaoli tils
" rd ewolOß ta AU Saints CUnrob.
.j* - Coleman will preaobtb's
mg™t Trlni”t? rafureh’ - Ar “‘" BrMta tbla e ™ n '
»«i«w.K v * Thomp-on this morn
-1 -TbA at the Thirty first Street Cburoh.
“Toeßev J H Walker wiiipreaoh this morn
at R-untcu Chnroh.
o D . l Sullck will preach this morning
Bnfl fmf en s* ln i lia American Befonned Churnh.
Bea E 8- Ely will preach this
morning and evening at Grace Church.
p^v2ks. Berv l ce A oonduoted by the Bev. Robert
rSiSS • J!?, oha P #, l of the New England
notice 1 * b ° dlBOOntiliao A until further
mw -r> . _ anffCBLLAHEOUS.
The Shoemaker will preach this morn
’ogaod evemngatthe Church of God.
_ “"Th® R p v. F Richards will preach this after-
Evangelical Lutheran con-
n ’ lll tta Swedish Chapel, No. 65 Erie
, 2-?? Broereasive Lyceum meets
this moraingat No. 99 West Randolph street.
, E« v O- A. Burgess will pre*oh this mom
ing and evening at the Christian Church.
rea will be held at the West Side :
2^ ra Eandolph street, at 3
°.l : ved. That tha admission :
women in the administration of our Govern- <
Sc?” promote honesty, better laws, and j os- i
Rw.^'. I t t ?."’.^ Btlllfrwl J, ,be beld at Room 19. \
m. lu Jr InvuiSf on Dearborn atr6et,at3p. ,
_ , _ . SviseopaL ,
Jxtly 21— Eighth Banda, alter Trinity. '
July James. i
t , ,-Roman Catholic. ±
d ^ -v ® im<lfly ’ a^ter Pentecost; St. , t
Ju/v32—Bt! Mary MagdalAD, f
Jtt/y 28-Bt. ApoUluaris, B. M.; St. Llborius, I
Jwfj/24—Vigil of Sfc. James; St. Christina, M, H
Jit/yss“Br. James. Ap.
July 26— St. Anne, Mothers. Y. M.
July 27“ Immaculate Conception: St. Panta
iton, M.
„ . _ Jewish,
July S3 —Fat t—Siege of the Xemplo.
Few pPTFore are aware that there la a Society
oi the Mormons In Paris, who conform to the
social and spiritual habits of Salt La*r« City. It
was only through the statistics of different re
ntiers, recently published by the Minister of
Jnstio*, that the fact became known.
—A London letter says: “Some of the effects of
the iodgmentof the Privy Connell In the Bau
r ett case already begin to appear. As the lodg
ment was to the effect that while it wa> not true
that the consecrated bread and wine contain the
b< dyand blood of Christ, it was lawful to teach
that they do not contain that body and blood,
the effects of the decision are various. One low
chnrch clergyman, who has been In what he
** B Ns schisms * for five years, now writes to the
Archbishop of Canterbury saying that he now
embraces the Catholic doctrine/ and begs
jonr Grace’s absolution for my sins/ An
other low-ohnroh clergyman takes Inst the oppo
se course, and writes to say chat he gives up
his living and renounces his holy orders, be-
P* DF ® cannot remain in a church which allows
Idolatry’ to he taught. And a hlgh-ohuroh
clergyman, instead of being contented with the
declMons, announces that since it is lawful to
reach the Bom an doctrine, he may as well go
the whole hog, and that he accordingly will go
over to Rome, and hopes to take all his congre
gation with him.”.
-A correspondent writes: « Professor Leohler,
of Leipzig, ta about to publish a lire of onp great
reformer, Wicllff He has been engaged in this
, A° r several years, and has discovered in
«f Vienna several manuscripts of
w iollff which have never been published; he has
also made a careful examination of ths Hussite
manuscripts. His work will throw considerable
andiilonal light on WicllfTs intimate connexion
with Hues and the Bonemlan reformers The
woikis in such a state of advancement that it
win probably he published in the course of the
autumn.” s'
—A converted Indian preacher In Kansas says'
he can always tell a Christianized Indian by the
treatment of his squaw. When she rides a
horse and the husband walks, it is conclusive
proof that the work of grace has been accom
—Moßs'gnore Oapel having publicly asserted
that he bad received into bis church more than
forty of the parishioners of a Rev. Mr. West,
within six months, Mr. West denies the state
ment in a letter to the prelate, and challenges
him to produce the names even of five such con
} —The Rev. Mias Babcock entered on her pas*
1 foral possession or the pulpit of the 'Warren
9 Street Church, in Boston, last Sunday.
, ~At the late commencement at Gambler, Ohio *<
I wx of the graduates were ordained to the Deaft
, conate la the Episcopal Church, and six ad*
yanced to the Priesthood. Fonrof the deacons
pastoral work In the diocese.
Pmteatanta In .Germany offer the “Old”
Catholics the nee of their churches.
„,7?? e ,, New Yl ’ rl E Advocate (Methodist) speaks
ot tbs changes that have taken plane la the camp
ms stings ot this country. Originally they were
a focns of religion, fire, bnt now Msume the
• with? of a speculation In real estite,
: she5 he aooe.eorles of the watering places, ex’
5 “hops" and horse races for preach
ing, boating and games of croquet.
■ —Episcopalians have started another norm an
; si
: of 6 ?™; lnom“ iSg the n^Tto*n 6 aOdl6noe
arr? lhh, .! p tipple, of the Episcopal diocese of
Minnesota, says, in his annual address, that there
r e°^r^T^rd 6 “rslri
them, they remain unoccupied. ADa 10 6ttatam
session of the Second Presbyterian
kerees swab p V 8m«ov T orlc - i»««a th?Qa“
pft re »eh‘ , e lasWeekor
nw ianor tome or the member* , nnrHnn
iheßeformed General Svnod lost held at
& r "»o TOtffor W . a idtJ 016 ’feiita mem
tnm was at 6 last 11 ?,. 36801 ’ 118 r ° e «>*«-
ornreh ?or if.iw' I? r ~ 116 <leol«loii of each
rhnn>h.s f Moat of 416 Koformed
VIT. not 8 wellian to vote In ohnreh
natters, hnt there are exceptions.
R.-^Thnmap^revfHl.* 1 >V^ re B at^oaa^*94a * wltß
ChJrintteOin?tr. T“gm r i£" tor ’ llare 88Itle<1 “
Epi.oopal ladles of
vmTr^- k ave placed in 81-hop Clarkson's
wt«Vlv«w f . T ». In . oy -»? 1^ Ilf y sofflolenttobulldamerao- I
T<s< ohprrb in Nebraska, in .honor of their de
< ea?ed patents I
r«TTI?.a« aD “ (IIaD Pwßhy*erlan uhuroh has on Its
Sthr^ifi^i?* 68 hundred ministers, “none
wiinruteharge»» ,
£ ev - Henry 8. Dennes, of Hammonds- i
t, ,‘Lfi, *•• “ a » renounced the ministry of the
ivuthooisis Crhnroh, and become a o*rdid%te for *
New York* lQ Eplecol>al Diooes6 of eBtern ■
* ~lT*? e Missions in Syria have <
trouble among themselves on the subject of s
Pf ■ ®”*' an< l f r oe commnoion with each ocher is \
vutnally prohibited on account »f differences of f
opinion m the churches at home on the subject l
of pPHinjß and hymns. *
““Th* statistics of the Episcopal Church show ‘
‘bat, within a year, fifteen clergymen, twelve of }
>ht-m pripfte and three deacons, have been de-
P° f^ or dUpl&oed from the ministry
—The Rev. Walter 0. A r ex»nder go»s as a mls-
Morarj to Italy, under the ansploesof the C
garloral cbnrob. H- has been pa-tor of a church ii
a* B*clne. Wisconsin, for n*ars*ven years. °
—Lest year the .camber of deaths among the t*
fVncregaTlonal ministers of Massachusetts wa* Ti
fifteen. The ages of fourteen of them averaged n
nearly 67 years, and their years of ministerial life d
ranged from nineteen to sixty-two. averaging o
more than forty years. The number who died n
last rear la double that of the preceding year.
—Thirty-seven year** avo the Pejse Islands were a
an entire Mark—not a book, a chapel, a church, o
or a Christian man in it. Up to this time they a
have had ir4,(V'o converts to Christianity, and ft
low number 23,703 in lull church communion. A
They have 690 bouses of religions worship, and
47 710 pop Is Id ih* Sunday schools.
—Since tbs Pope's pretest troubles commenced
itls *»id that bn has i6c>lved from Italians »l9ua
oodct buttons amounting to over 90,000,000 of
• fraref.
i —The Bev. Dr. Cuyler, of New York, writing to
the Ar avgttUt, from Scotland, says of the cele
brated hymn writer. Dr Horatio Bomar, that he
Is short andst-ut, and does not look like a po
-1 et op preach like a poet, but he prays as If
, tore language were bis mother tonne.
, —The Cor gregationallate and Methodists la
3 Auckland, Mass., have temporarily oo«le*eed.
. Th»- CVcgrepatiODrlist# furnish the meeting-house
i and the Sunday school teachers, while th* Meth
odists contribute the preacher and the Sunday
-9 school Superintendent.
> —The Boose of Bishops of the ProtestautEpla
-3 oopal Chorrh bad am-eting In New York for tna
purpose of electing a Ml slonary Bishop for Af
rica, but failed in onis-qaenoe of the small at
tendance, and therefua4i of rhe prospective o*n
. dldate to accent the appointment
—The Lee Avenue Reformed Church of Wil
liamsburg. N. Y., have completed the
B arrangements for changing th-ir
c ecclesiastical relations. and are
now Congregationalism The membership is
about twnbundred. and are temporari'y supplied
- byE»v. Mr A lison, of Milwaukee. The report
3 that the General Synod of the Reformed Church
. hod Instituted proceedings to reoovertha proper
-9 ty is not confirm* d. and Ida not supposed that
any such action will be taken
—There la oon-tderable alarm In the German
unlver ltlea regarding the fa line of! in the num
ber of theoiogio»l scureota. Thr fallowing fi/urea
i are given in illustration : Ten ye*rs ago, lu 18«,
the stnoents of theology in tb** sixteen universi
ties of Germany numbered 9 563 : there are no ar
only 1,986. and four fifths of this decrease la la
the Prussian kingdom. At the present time the
• division runs thos :In the seven non-Prussian
1 are 1.C06 theological students Forty vears a*o
over cne-Uurd of »ll the Prussian students were
Protestants; now there are less than one eighth*
In 1826 the theological students in Prussia worn
3.119; they are now as above.
p lO Rev, Sheldon Jackson. Superintendent
of Miraions tor Colorado Mnaun-t, Utah. Wye
mlug. and New Mexico, the Presbyter! Ms have
' iSSSSS O^S? b , UT “again.. Ills nffl.ia. Ona
would tmnk this large fit-id big enough forbalf
; a oozen Bishops, and quite too b-g fop ooe man
1 to keep paoa wit; Its growth Bat, If tha record
of one twenty days la a fair specimen of his
KSSllJif-TS 1 P ro,l s»'»l those states and
Territprlfs »i»h churches as fast as they are
needed On Friday May 30, he organized a
church In Gallatin City, Mootana, on the next
sonr-ay one at Bozmu, on Monday at Hamilton.
> on Wednesday at Virginia Olcy. on the n»xtt
Sunday at Deer Lodge, on Wednesday at Mia
flonia, and on the next Sunday at Helena. At
all these peaces he ordained eiders, but not
pastors. He also edits tha Rocky Mountain
PresbyUnan. At that rate the Methodists will
have to look out for their prestige.
_—And, now the Sublime Porte and the Sea of
Peter are in cor 11 ct, it will be remembered that
Ha&aouD, the Armenian Manning, was elected
Patriarch of the Armenians by a packed conven
tion. The Grand Vizier refused to aporovetho
election, and leaned a permit to the Armenians
to elect their patriarch In the usual way. aw
anti-infaMblllst, Archbishop of Kupeltam
of Dlarbekir, was chosen ; and hence
we have t»o factions of Ca'holioa
ATOenlan*. tbe opponents of in-
npD6r h * a<l in this case.
The Meohltariats. a famous colony of Armenian
monks established for a long time past in Ven
ice, side wirh the opponents of Ha**oun. As they
ate a very learned body, their example cannot
fail to have influence.
—According to the 2forth German Gazette, there
arc in Prussia 97 religion* orders of men and con
gregations, containing m all 1,069 members OC
these there are 11 houses or th*» Jesuit*, with 160
members; and6booe-s of Bedemptoris'e, w|n|x
®V, in Bavaria there are 71 convents, composed
w* 1,015 members; and in the Grand Dnohyof
flease Darmstadt 4, with 29. The entire number
W and associations in Prussia id
? S £iS a JS bU * b ? ento ’ wlth 5588 religions, or aboafi
iJS?v?r?T e tbe bomber in 1865 Bavaria has 183
establishments, with a.633 members. fTha oon
aF® malnl y under the control of
superiors of Italian nationality, though there are
® uu®ber with French superiors.
. “The remains of the Jesuits who were mar
** dtlriD k the Commune are now •
J n^f aOI L oTia carfta * The last cure report
vnnS a ? 7 Buffering from a serious ner
vtms malady, "and physicians were In vain”
He made a Novtna (nine days* devotion) to tha
°i ar KF 8,811,1 the malady was gone,
.. “~®>P oar< i °t Church Erection of the Preahy-
SS nrob ’ B ,b°w* lto work for the year fit
ift*'«£23»S? ,l f 1 / ep ?lV T £® principle on whloh
v acts is to aid In tha erection of church
JSS^i ln places when Its oontnbu-
UoubwiU complete tha edifices and leave them
one of debt, the Bnard in no case giving more
tb ® CoFt * Ic haS in this
manner 211 cbnrohes daring the year, to the
amount of $113,783, the average appropriation
f»nSfoS S fc : a v a bftS bad apolloations for aid
5 °J?., 2o £.°bnrcbes, scattered over 26 States end
111 r * 0 S4O.
MMRscn aidf, property valued at
a ca Parity for aocommodat-
P'o” 1011 of the Churches aid-d
S2^J?f*.s? dd!e Btates The total means for
e ®T. mnja dd of the Boavd amounted
fStSJf'^S 39 ?f or P*ulzed churches without
worship, 630 are reported, some of
a n?SSr b flf?K In PXlst f noeJor 1« w 20 years.
wa-ISS, i uf 7a ? nQal of the Board of
BlonB of the Church
* tbe F«>pa receipts of the Board for tSa
SSfA*®* 1 yf" we *157 3X2 35; the expenditures,
ißOiDdingthedebtnf the prevlonsvear.t(B7 969 43-
® Pr&-ert debt of over $3O too. Tbe Board
hasrmPs.ons in Mexico. New Mexico, and in some
Jhp^^t? Bl BtJ‘l2B 8 t J ‘12 8 of Ear °p o - Many trioes of
the American Indians have been enrolled among
the earliest of the Board's benelMarle*, and its
laholic ? among remnants
SlfKSt l ?£ ev k Y . OTk anrt Pennsylvania But the
nations of tbe Oriental world have received the
largest share of the Board's attentfon. Ic* mis
sions are planted at many points in Western
Amca,Syrla Persia Northern India fliam, China.
Japan, and also in Columbia and Brazil m South
America among the Chinese in California, and
the Jews in New York. Brooklyn. Williamsburg.
v!I?« 80 5. e oU)e rpitleß In onr country. The Board
has in these ya’ inn* fields two hnndred and sixty
t»ne laborers, heolaea sixteen uuderappolntinen^^^
4 ** A Fellow by the Name of
Z r o e t° o k:
. inVsK
Blinder brought by his son. The ota man’s at, oS
5 “ d . Mt bltogelhor s?inUy ?u thS
) So*J?l a z 0n °/ “®r stepson, had spoken severely of
s j W i! fe ’ 811(1 he prosecuted for slander aa
j was supposed by some more to get the om -
i y *v* aD peace in the family. They had
* tbroogh the evidence, and Lincoln maie the
’ the rathS e rn C hi« A^^F pr ° ac^ ed tba close
tne rather to bis side before the inrv and nnotrn «r
. S® P|P«t there preSd “n .man St
1 ni-Vr 7 ; >?i ha .defending himself against the co n .
RalsI “S his hand higher than that
I S?^l ed f 6Oll, Be summoned the spirit of the depsrtM
mother to console the defendant in these unmerited
, sorrows; to shield him in these days when to“«d«I
, some requital of affec ion from the assault'of S
1 m»| Lk , eF M Chila ' H £ r Bpirit of 1070 ia nil that
mains to him now. For—
“ The mossy marbles rest
On the lips that he has pressed
In their bloom;
And the names he loved to hear
Have been carved for many a vear
On the tomb.”
These lines fitted in like an exquisite niece of
mechanism The case was gained. A witness of
h. "5? roports Ihe case says that at the close
he asked, “Mr. Lincoln, who was the author of those
ines yon repeated?" "On,” said he, “Xtwasa teL
lew by the name of Holmes." This “ fellow by the
name of Holmes" had become pretty widely known
sixteen years aOer. when Mr. Lincoln toot nn hia
abode m the White House; hnt the lines which had
helped Ihe lawyer so well in gaining his case clang
to tie memory or the President, who was accustomed
10 refer to “The last Leaf asi iuexpressibfytSSSSg.
and those six lines specially as the finest in tS.
English language for time pathos. 1 ln “ e
I Domai,
j A good anecdote of Alexander Damns. There
I are thousands of good ones, hnt this la particular!,
charset, ristlc of the great writer. One day his ao?
whose pocket-hoot was very light at that time ™
strolling along the boulevard, when he met a literar.
chum, and afier a few minutes’ conversation It wm
proposed (hat they should go to the Maiaon d’Or and
enjoy a Aral class breakfast. “ Woll and good ” said
Dumas fils “but I have only five francs; how much
have you?" “Three." “Eight francs will neve?
do for the royal meal we desire, so we had hotrej
abandon the idea." ■- Where is y’eer flther ?" «ted
be Wend “ rren. / I forgot; he will lend me twenty
, f !. an And off rushed.Dnmas/i s to the author of
Ihe Three Musketeers. Ten minntes nftor ho re
tnrned, isoghingheartity “Well," said the chum,
“did ire give it to you?" “No,” answered Dgnu
jus! on the contrary, he borrowed my five francal’*
The ITledcl Aneitoarcri-
The late Georgp Bobmewaa famona for hia genius
in tbo direction of puffing his auction wares. On
one occasion he made the beauties of an estate so
enchanting that be found U necessary to hlur It by a
fanlt or two, lest It should prove too bright and good
for human nature's daily food. But there are two
drawbacks to this property,” sighed out this apostie
of the mart. k, the litter of the rose-leaves and the
noUe of the nfcbilnnales.”
Yet he mubt yield the palm to Mr. Christie, who
described one portion of a paradise he was about to
offer for sale as adorned, among other charms, with
a “banging wood,” which the disgusted purchaser
found out meant an old gallows.—” Otub Room'* m •
Avgutt Galaxy,

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