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2c. per Copy. Pabllshed by OABBINQTOK & CO. . THE LARGEST DAILY NEWSPAPER THE CITY. OFFICE 4WO BTATB STREET. VOL. LU. NEW HAVEN, CONN., MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 23, 1884. Price Two Cents I s i 1 : i 1 T 1 : ' ; ; . i . J. N. Adam & Co making a heavy bid for trade. All the reductions and special bargains that we offered last week with a view, to REDUCE STOCK will continue in force this week, so far as the goods hold out ; and in addition to these we of fer the following: A discount of Ten Per Cent. from every sale of Col ored Woolen Dress Goods. A discount of ten per cent. from every sale of Ma dras Curtains. A discount of ten per cent. from every sale of Cloaks, Sacques ( not ferseysj and Shawls. IV e redttced our Jer seys so much last week that we cant stand a7iy more off the7n. Remember, all the bargains announced last week (please look up your old newspapers and see what they were ) will be continued, unless the goods are sola out, and the above dis counts will be given in addition. We are determined to rush things. These discounts we prornise only for this week. Whether we con tinue any or all of them longer than that will depend on circumstan ces. Considering the acknowledged uniform ly low scale of prices always charged in our store, the above offer is certainly the most im portant concession yet made to the buyers oj dry goods at retail in New Haven. There is ?io lottery about it. You get a substantial tonus right into your hand, the exact amount oT which yott can see at once. Bare uia wines. WE hare en band a small gsanttty of farrj-jear-old Port. Sherry and "lW'nM, la bottles, wblob wo guarantee to be as iqmnM as ESardiaM. Nothing Bn.r MiUtad anywhere a nrlo: Psrtl.larly suitable for tb. holiday see- ML d.U IPWASD K. HALL St BUB. Extra Fine, Fresh Kennebec Salmon Only 25 Cents per Pound. nwwnnoTrr mveb shad, sea bass, si-biped i?5rOKO9, FRESH MAOKEBBU BLCJC- ?h il irlh, klatkirh, bound and ioiaOtSS. LIVE LOBSTERS, ALSO BBANFOBD LOBSTERS. Mutton. Lamb. YtmL Fresh Pork. Spring prime Beer, 'i Fovla dreesed to order. , ohVOnd Bunm. Sh'mld.M. Breakfast 0k0le,Kdnd Dried Beef. Fulton Market Baoon. Bmosea tY n. lummii Onions. fa,?SS?BXirll.o.. sua ow ""jUDSON BROTHERS' Packing and Provision Co 600 BUS TELS HUNGARIAN AND GERMAN OR GOLEN MILLET. SILVER-HULL AND GRAY BUCKWHEAT. TUENIP SEED, ALL. KINDS. FRANK S. PLATT, 374 and S76 State Street. Jel7dswtf NEW BUTTER. Price greatly reduced and quality vary fine. Ckoisest Delaware eounly Creamery 80c lb. Fine new Butter 28, as and 20c lb. Good Cooking Butter 17o Id 10-pound tuba. STRAWBERRIES. STRAWBERRIES W. bave commenced the season In good earnest and will have a large supply of tbe fie eat and freshest berrlea each day. and will offer them at tbe lowest prices. Be sure and examine our berries before pur chasing elsewhere. SUNDRY BARGAINS. Two bunches Asparagus 25c. Pieplant 3c lb. Lettuce 5c. Best salt Codflab 5c lb. Fine Porto Iiloo Molasses 50c gal. . Lard 12c MEAT MARKET CONNECTED. None bat prime Fresh and Fmoked Meat sold. Particular attention siren to select Id k line Teas. Oofleee and Spice. A apiendid f amily x lour, Kew Jfroceaa, fu.75 per barrel, wc per Dag. I. U. KEAMEY, ELM CITY CASHGROCEUY Congress Avenue end Hill Street, mj21 Foot of Temple Street REMOVAL. THE NEW YORK BRANCH LOiiM OFFICE, now rermaneniiy i.ocai6ii AT 43 Cliurcli Street. nONET LOANED. Liberal advance made on all kinds of personal property. Unredeemed Pledges For sale at low prices. Square Dealing- With All. SOL.OMON FRY. .10 OF UAMES' GOSSAMER CLOAKS TO BE SOLD For the IextBO Days EACH AT !Me. AT THE GOODYEAR RUBBER STORE 73 Chureh Street, cor. Center, opposite the poetofflce. F. C. TUTTJLiU, Prop. fe7 " VAULTS AND CESSPOOLS. Be sure your (Vaults and Cess pools are In good condition before bot weather gets here. Send your address to A. N. FA It NOAM. P. O. BOX 275, CITY, OR MAYBE LEFT AT B. B. BRADLEY A CO.'U, 408 8tU street, UOBT. VEITOH A BON'S, 974 Obapel .treet. mlS 1. S.M1JLL.HU, 31. 1). 818 Chapel Streeet, between Orange and Church Streets, Residence. - Tontine Hotel, NEW HAVEN, CONN. OFFICE HOURS 8 to 12 a.m.. 2 to 6 p. m., 7 to 8 p.m SUNDAY 9 to 10 a. m, 6 to 6 p. m. m?3m ORNAMENTAL IRON RAILING WWS IRON FIRE ESCAPES of 11 capacities furnished a reasonable notice by A. A. BALL & SON. deso is AunnnoN htbeet. For the Seashore. Low Price Decorated Dinner Sets 015to$2O. Neat and serviceable. Just tbe thing: for mountain or sea shore cottages. ' Wash Bowls and Pitchers, Cham ber Bets, Slop Jars, Candlesticks, Ice Water Pitchers, Tumblers, Goblets, Dishes, suitable for sea shore houses. Odd Stone China Plates 40, 50 and fiOo per dozen. Oyster Bowls. 141 dozen Fluted Handled Coffees 90c do sen. After Dinner Coffees, blue and pink, $1.20 per dozen. ALFRED W. K1IN0B, Crockery, China & Glass Dealer, 51 Church Street, je7daw Opposite th. PostoAlce. Reaches New Haren at 7.45 a. m. on tbe day of publl cation. D. Mitchell, E. Dowi.es, T. H. Pease si Son Dowses News Co., James 1. Carr will supply 11 promptly on order, or we will send It by mall tt 50 cents a montb. Address l,W.EHGLaIID, Publlsbsr "Thx huh, ' Hew York City. ma243BC FEISBIE & HART, 350 and 352 STATE STREET. Our Savin Bock Branch is now Open. Ws snail have constantly on band at the West Haven Shore daring the summer a first-class stock of KEATS, VEGETABLES, GROOKRIES, FRUITS, BUTTE B, EOG9, ETC.. ETC. Residents at the Shore will fled It to their advan taee to visit our market, thereby obtaining their sup- Biles fresh from tbe refrigerator. We take orders from the cottages dally, through our driver or by tel ephone direct. View Street, north of Sea View House. J 85 Business Opportunity. I CAN offer very low for cash a good bnslness. or would exchange it for honse and lot or renting property. This ia a grand opportunity for anyone wanting a good, light business to tarn la tbe equity in taeir nonse ana 101 ana get into a gooa paying Das- GEO. A. ISBELL. Offlc. Stmt., earner Elm street, Todd's J7 esiacK. MRS. M. E. COWiiES, ML . CHROSIC DISEASES A SPKCIAIaTT, V3 011V. Street. Office boors 10 to 13 and 3 to 4. nil Sm Larffetooice ! Tie Peoples Dry ANOTHER GREAT BARGAIN -IN- LADIES' Wejhave just closed out from a New York importer, 250 dozen Ladies' Full Regular Cotton Hose, In Fancy Stripes and Solid Colors. This is a $3 to $ 5.50 per dozen to import, we Bbaii sen tma lot at 25 cents per pair. At this price it is the cheapest Hose ever sold over a retail counter. CHILDREN'S HOSE. 45 doz. Real French Derby Rib Fancy Stripe Hose, Fall regular, double heel and toe, at 12 1-2 cents per pair. Cost $3.75 per dozen to import. The usual retail price 37 l-2o per pair. GENTS' FURNISHING DEPARTMENT. 150 dozen Gent' Satin Lined Ottoman Silk Scarfs, In Puffs, Flats and Tecka, in plain, white ground. Elegant stjiea at Twelve and a Half Cents Each. Worth doable the price. 175 DOZEN GENTS' HALF HOSE, Fall regular French toes in Fancy Stripes and solid colors, at 25 cents per pair. Reduced from 38 and 50 cents. PARASOLS. We bave reduced prices on our entire stock of eisewnere. 1 837 CH4PEL STREET, (Matches, Jetoelrn, to. Important Information. To those In want of fgla . 1 rtnt has pur cbmseft one of Dr. Brochlln's Op iha) moieopU tst lenses for testing the eyes. It is tbe best thitisT Aver ftn- vented. Ca.il and. see It before o itig to an oca - sitsf . now Will l.aTe money and 'fa nerfectlv fit ted j. H. 6. DURANT, 385,40 Church St. Je3 Wells & Gunde, Watchmakers and Jewelers. Sole agents In New Haren for the BocMQoicIc Trail Wddn 260 (Uhapel Street. Repairing o .11 kl nrts im.i Whatsoever a Man Soweth that shall he also Keap. SelUghness, Dishonesty and Low Grade of Groceries and Meats cannot be found at J. A. "WRIGHT'S, 748 State Street, Merlin's Block FOR SALE. BLACK mare 8 years old; 1,060 pounds: pony built, sound, kind and gentle; not afraid of cars or road roller; gTeat endur ance, free driver, safe.fer lady: snltable for cart or twoeeated wagon; good under saddle. Ad dress " BOX 1.(08. astf w LEADERS IN GHUROH STREET. Money refunded where Wall Papers CeiliDff Having found it necessary to remodel my Broadway Paper Store, corner of Elm and York streets, I have decided to sell out my stock of wall papers, regardless of oost, rather than abuse the stock by handling over and over. amine, AND TOU MUST BUTT, THEM. N. B. to cut prieces. my3 FOR We have a large line of .SuitiDgs, Overcoatings and Trouserings which we will make up at a great redaction for the next thirty days to make room for spring goods. X. B. Pants made to order at 6 hours notice. Xi. H. FREEDMAN, 99 CHURCH STK.KKT. 1" " cnll is properly BMrnrlauad, quiet r:gbta a- JUjUilB UaififV childhood are the le rlsnlts. TbousaBds of in- uiania are peevlah and Hretrul beoause they are ?ing siowjy sarved, owing to tbe Inability ol iuuat,r. so supply tbe proper nourishment. ifiidarA'a V n . a J.. 1 o w aa iiiwuulR. Igood healthy flesh with :jp;enty of bone and mas. .cm. inacH. tbousands naV. WTm .aavaacawaaaaiy nws un 4-lUftt) . JTOOd SlOne Put up In cans, f.ur sizes, at 350 and upward. Bold by Druggists'. WG&LBIOH k CO., on labels. JeSd&wlm Ms. 334 Cksi.l Strawc. .w BSTsa. C Goods Store HOSIERY. lot of manufacturers' samples, coating from and figures, in black, blue and red on white PARASOLS. See them before purchasing Dentistry G.U. Gidne:, Dentist, 787Cb.pel St north aid. bet. Stat, and Unu. M , a " Without Pain by tbe use mi joiner or usi ;ju l.enil, Toeth filled and Artlflclal Teeth made of the finest materials and warranted. Prices the LOWEST con sistent witn nrst-clofls work. 116 I nrJT,jL a.. j'aibxjS, ill. IK. 144 laEXI.GTOIV A VKMJf.:, RfiAlt aotb St ' NK VV VIIUK. I Hoars , 8 to I and 9 to 7, Diseases of the Nervous system, Oonlto -Urinary or ' gsn. impotence and sterility. mcaawam. ANDREW GOODMAN. OLDXO. SS CROWN ST. iEWOS.160&162CROWN. EGGS ! KGG! 21 o per do.fi, 5 doz. il . S lb caziB Tomatoes 7c, 4 for 95c. Winslow Jones' SaccoUah 1 3c can. 2 for 26o. Oolnmbls Iliver Salmon 15c per can. Quart bottles new Maple 83 rap, pnre, 35o. 13 lbs Granulated Hngar, standard, $1. 15 lbs X C Sugar, standard. $1. Fine Old Government Java Coffee, per lb, 25c Fine Oolong and Japan Tea, per lb, 40a. Extra large Queen Olives, 46o per bottle. J bg ea Floor $1. Early Rose New Bermuda Onions 80 per quart. Sweet Oranges 25c per doz. Fine Butter 25c per lb.. lbs. $1. New Orleans Molasses 60c per gallon. 2-lb. can Cherriis 10c., 3 for 25c. Good many more bargains. Call and tee us. Goods delivered to any pare of tbe city. FINE WINES, SHERRIES AND BEAN DIES. Andrew Goodman, New Numbers 160 & 162 Crown St Goodman's finiltiinsx, Pour .Doors From Church Street Union copy. all Oxford Chaly beate Water. Orders for Oxford Spring Water may be left at Apothecaries1 Hall, 301 Cbapel street. It will be found efflcaciocs in diseases if tbe skin, kidneys and liver and a tonic in cases of ganeral debility. m3 4mo Goods prove unsatisfactory I need not quote prices. Come and ex To dealers. Ton mast not think I do this E. R. tTEFFCOTT. THIRTY DAYS. MM AN Decorations Seeing Two Girls Home FBOM a strawberry festival when tbey live In op posite directions 1. quits an undertaking for one fei'ow, but It has been successfully done, and now who dare Insinuate that we cannot sell the Bast New CreSLm Batter for 9S Mall or 1-a pounds tor Sl.OO. Good Choice Butter 30c, passable Good Butter 18c lb. Butter in 6 lb palls and Hi, IS and 40 tubs at 22e lb. BOO tubs Batter at wholesale special price to dealers. Pure .Id gov. Java coffee 26c. lb. Best tea SOo lb. Good tea 20. 80 and too china oup and sauosr free. Best family flour 16.60 per barrel ; by the bag tUe. Presents free to all Saturday. LBBieH COAIa A choice cargo at my yard, selling at 35e per ton cheaper than the combination. GiEO. W. O. DUGOES, Independent C onl Isvl.r, 3 Cnnrch St Jel locrnal snb Courier. EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY CABKINQTON & CO., Mm. 0 sKa. ItreH, CearUr BaiUdlM; swam s. o&raaoaosT. jOHSB.oABBiaaioa SINGLE COPIES TWO CENTS. DlUVKKKD BT CiBTtTPUB TJ THX ClTY, 12 42 Cists a Month, $5.00 a Yxab. Thx Baks Tunics Br IIaxl. Monday. June 23, 1884. FACTS FOB tVORKIlVOBlKlir. Some of oar consuls in European coun tries are doing valuable work in collecting facts concerning the pay and condition of mechanical and other laborers. The result of their efforts b interesting reading both for suoh laborers in this oountry and others interested in the matter. In 1883 the average earnings of farm la borers in England and Wales was sixty cents par day; of blacksmiths, $1.08; of carpen ters, $1.15; s)f bricklayers, $1.20; of plaster ers, $1.16; of stone-cutters, $7 per week; of plumbers, $7.20 per week; of coaohmakers, & 84 par week; f house-painters, $7.20 per week; of ship carpenters, $7.20 per week; or snoemaKers, 7.40 per week. The wages paid the same classes in France are not so good. The wages are given per diem with out board. Farm laborers received 35 cents, blacksmiths 60 cents, bricklayers 65 cents, carpenters 80 cents, painters 85 cents, plas terers 80 cents, shoemakers 70 cents, stone cutters 80 cents. The cost of subsistence in both countries is also reported. In England the prices of provisions were as follows: Flour, per pound, five cents; beef, sixteen cents; mutton, eigh teen cents; pork, eighteen cents; codfish, nine cents; cheese, eighteen cents; lard, four teen oents; butter, thirty-four cents; butter ine, thirty cents; rice, six cents; tea, forty eight cents; coffee, twenty-eight cents; pota toes, eighty cents per bushel of sixty pounds. rjosra lor worungmen, $3.12 per week, av erage. Bent, six-roomed tenements, $90 a year and rates paid by tenant. In France the prioes of provisions were as follows: Flour, per pound, four and a half cents; stew. ing beef, 16 oents; steaks, 21 cents; mutton, 20 cents; pork, 19 cents; salt pork, 24 cents; lard, 17 cents; cod, 9 cents; mackerel, saited, 22 cents; batter, 35 cents; cheese, 25 cents; potatoes, 60 cents per bushel; rice, 7 cents; milk per quart, 7 cents; tea, $1; cof fee, 40 cents; yellow sugar, 16 oents; coal, $8 per ton; rent, six-roomed houses, $84 per annum; men's board, per week, $2.50, aver age The cost of maintaining a workingman's family of two adults and three young chil dren in England in 1883 was $6 per week. The wages of the husband, a carpen ter, were twenty-five shillings. The annual allowance for clothes in the same family was $29 96. The prices of ordi nary olothingthere were as follows: Cotton cloth, seven cents a yard; prints, ten cents; linen, eighteen cents; ooarse woolens for shirtings, twenty-eight cents; average cost of a man's fall suit, $8 80; men's heavy boots, $3.80. The price of the same staples in Franoe averaged as follows: Brown cotton, yard wide, per yard, 16 cents; cotton flannels 36 oents; delaines, 30 cents; satinets, medium quality, 70 cents; men's heavy boots, $4. ' A comparison of these figures with those which show the rate of wages and the oost of living of the workingman in this oountry melancholy a condition as some of the 'free traders wonld bave ns believe. KIT! OKI A L AOlrS. The Republicans of Texas number at least sixty-five thousand, but hitherto there has been no Republican paper in the State. A Kepoblican weekly is soon to be started in Austin, and it ought to be well supported. General John B. Henderson, chairman cf the national Republican convention, who favored the nomination of Senator Edmunds, regards Indiana and Connecticut as surely Republican tbis year. He thinks that the Republican majority in Indiana will be from 6,000 to 7,000, in New York from 20,000 to 25,000, and in Ohio from 35,000 to 40,000. A ourious result of the recant earthquake shock in Sussex, Eogland, was that the wells in and around Colchester exhibited a rise in their water level of about five feet This gradually inereased for five days after the phenomenon until a height of eight feet was attained. The wells at last accounts bad ap parently permanently rested at the height of seven feet above their old water mark. Telephone managers in Rio Janeiro have a peculiar difficulty to contend with in the aasgeier, a large bird of the vultnre species, which, flying very low as it passes over the houses in scavengering the streets, hits the wires and entangles them. Good wire is very expensive in Bra ail. In consequence of the damage done by these birds the telephone people are com pelled to keep up a large force of men for repairs. Ho sooner are the wires manded in no part of the city than report comes of in. terrnption in another part, owing to the ope rations of the aasgeier. It is against the law to kill these birds, and as a result they in crease very rapidly in number. The Blaine and Logan ticket will have strong newspaper support in Virginia. The following is a partial list of the papers in Virginia that are supporting the ticket: Richmond Whig, Richmond Star, Richmond Planet, Petersburg Lancet, Petersburg Tri bune, Fredericksburg Standard, Norfolk Sea port, Gloucester Liberal, Shenandoah Herald, Shenandoah Press, Harrisonburg Spirit of tbe Valley, Harrisonburg People, Page Cour ier, Staunton Valley Virginian, Staunton Telegram, Loudon Telephone, Martinsville Herald, Tazewell Times, Alexandria Post, Bristol News, Scott Age, Marion Patriot aad Herald, Buchanan Vidette, Culpepper Times, Lee County Sun, Blacksburg News, Rock bridge Enterprise. The chief sphere of the female clerk in England is in the civil service. Altogether, including telegraphers, there are no fewer than 4,353 women in the government employ, or nearly 8 per cent, of the total number of civil servants. There are nearly 200 in the clearing house, 130 in the examiner's branch of the savings bank, and nearly 60 In tbe dead letter office of the postofKoe. Salaries vary from 14s. a week to as much as 170 for a principal clerk. This, however, is rare. The number of women earning 200 year in London is very small. Of their work the authorities speak very mgmy. xney are said to be more conscientious, if less am bitious, than the men, and they are steadily making their way. A great deal has been said about the help Mah Hm Taoaran rives her distinguished husband. She ia reported as speaking thus about the matter: I aid him Dy relieving mm of many details, but it is not right to say that I write his speeches, because it is not cor rect. I takajcharge of his correspondence, and I do this beoause the General is very con scientious. I read all his letters and lay all their contents before him. Most public men are at the mercy of their private secretaries, who do not have their interests at heart and who often abuse the confidence reposed in them. Every correspondent making a rea sonable request Is entitled to some sort of a response. The General has never deceived anyone, beoause he has known the contents of ail hii correspondence. I have also done muoh copying and have marked authorities on various subjects upon which be proposed to speak. I belong to that class of American women who feel that the glory of their hus bands is their glory. I choose rather to shin in the reflected light of say huband than to put myself forward. It has always been my sole ambition to be 'a good and useful wife and a true mother. I have been the compan ion of my husband, and I think this is the sole ambition of the great mass of American women, as it should be. An Ashtabula (Ohio) merchant has given a very provoking class of his customers a sharp lesson. A lady, after bothering his clerks beyond enduranoe, pompously ordered a spool of cotton to be sent to her house. Ac cordingly a common dray drawn by four horses was procured and four stalwart labor ers with bare arms were placed upon it to hold the spool. When tbe team drove up to her door everybody stared and nobody oould make out the purpose. After a deal of whip cracking and other impressive ceremonies the oar was backed against the curb. There, reposing calmly end up in the center of the cart, was the BpooL With the aid of a plank it was finally rolled, barrel fashion, safely to the sidewalk, and after a struggle it was '-upended'' on the (.urohassr's doorstep. They do say that she kicked it into the street when informed of the arrival. Colonel Edward K. Haskell, a prominent Republican of .Gloucester, Massachusetts, will not bolt the Republican nomination, and he gives his reasons for declining to do so. There was no leadership in the convention, he says, because no power under heaven could turn the people from what they had determined should be their choice. What ever may be thought of its wisdom the fact remains that Mr. Blaiae was and is decidedly the choice of the great mass of the Republi can voters of the country. Four years ago the unit rule was broken dewn, and for tbe first time in the history of the country the Republican convention this year was a representation directly from the peo ple. This was a great advance in political reform, and its first fruit is the nomination of James G. Blaine. Mr. Haskell does not believe, however, that the campaign is to be fought on personal issues. It will take higher grounds, on sueh commanding issues as the protective tariff and Civil service reform, to which the Republican party is thoroughly committed. There are loyal and honorable leaders in the Democratic party, Mr. Haskell admits, but they have the Democratic record of twenty-five years behind them and that will be their defeat. KECEKT PUBLICATIONS. 'There Once Was a Man" is the character istically odd title of Orpheus 0. Kerr's novel. Mr. Kerr's absence from active literary life has been regretted, but his welcome now is all the more cordial on that account. His story opens in the metropolitan society of the patrician old Knickerbockers, sixty years ago, and after a romantic prelude both sur prises and keenly freshens the reader by transferring characters and action to one of the most fascinating tropioal paradises of the Orient. Here the web of tbe story becomes piquantly "international" tbe best American and English social types com ing together in a series of soenes and adven tures as picturesque and animated as they are unhaokneyed. Upon the texture of a delicate and poetic love story are etohed, in. oidentally, the strange and stirring principal acts in the career of the famous English Ba- jab. Brooke, of Borneo; and through all the drama with the most beroio and chivalrous passages of modern personal history in the Orient, comes conspicuously forward the character of a great Darwinian naturalist, who has visited the home of the orang-outang, to work out the problem of the "miss ing link." Here an enormous ape ernes into the plot, in a subtly wovee scientific il. lustration, whiob, by a series of most strik ing piotures, brings a denouement suoh as none but the "Orpheus O. Kerr" of the mem orable papers could ever have devised. Pub lished by Fords, Howard fc Holbert, New York, for Our Continent Publishing com pany, and for sale in this city by Judd the bookseller. Rev. F. E. Clarke, a clergyman in Port land, Me. , has written a book called "Our Business Boys," in which he gives the an swers of eighty-three business men to the following questions: 1. What has experi ence taught you to be tbe most essential con ditions of true business success at the pres ent day ? 2. What especial dangers, from a practical business man's point of view, threat, en the youDg men of to-day? The an swers to these inquiries in nearly every instance was the same. Summed up into the smallest compass, the answer to the firat question was always " Go-at-it-iveness, stlck-to-it-iveness, politeness and honesty, ''and to the second, " Bad literature, cigars, low the aters, Sabbath-breaking, and evil compan ions." The book has great practical value. Published by D. Lothrop s Co., Boston, and for sale ia this city by Judd, the book seller. YOUNG. "The oldest inhabitant is usually a man, says an exchange. But it needn't be so if women would only stand up to their ages. Burlington Free Press. "What's your occapation, bub?" asked a visitor at the Capitol of a bright boy whom he met in the corridor. "I am running for Congress, sir," he replied. La me!" exclaimed an old lady who had been reading the hotel arrivals in a daily pa per: "how many people there be who come from 'Do!'" San Francisco News Letter. De Smith "What's the reason, I wonder, tbat the electrio lights always go out during a thunder storm?" Van Jones "Professional jealousy, I suppose." Washington Hatchet. A youth who asks how to make a aaous tache come out is respectfully informed that although there are several ways, the surest way is to pull out each particular hair with a pair of pinchers. Somerville Journal. "Oh, shall I drink, or will I kiss ?" asks a New York poet. Now, if we were a New York poet, it seems as if we should do both, but take the kiss first and the drink after ward, out of consideration for tbe girl. -Lowell Citizen. A young girl, beiog asked recently, as she returned from the circulating library with tbe latest novelties, if she had ever read Shakespeare, tossed her pretty head and an swered, "Shakespeare? Of course I have; I read it when it first came out." "John," said the proprietor of the ice cream saloon to his dusky menial, "has the oorn starch come yet ?" "Yes Bah." "And the oitrio acid ?" ' 'Yes sah." "And the three gallons of skim milk ?" "Yes sah." "Then you had better make four gallons of lemon cream. I think we are going to have a warm evening." Washington Hatchet. Tbe latest device of a Paris paper for at tracting readers is the engagement of two eminent physicians to attend gratuitously upon its yearly subscribers. Recently tbe manager of tbe paper notified one of the physioians "not to prescribe for X any more his subscription has expired." The doctor replied, "So has X." Boston Courier. Walter Davidge, in a Washington court the other day, listened patiently for an hour or so to the tiresome argument of the op posing counsel. "Your Honor," said tbe latter, toward the end of bis argument, "I have an idea" "Your Honor," broke in Davidge, "give him a writ of habeas oorpus to take it out of solitary confinement.1' Buffalo Express. A young lady from New York, who is vis iting friends in Wethersfield, saw a yoke of oxen going by tbe house, and said: "Oh, how I would like a good fresh drink of milk from those cows!'1 She is mortally afraid of cows, and coming on one suddenly one day she was too frightened to run; so poking her parasol at the beast, she stuttered out: "Lie down, sir; lie down! "Hartford Post. A man some foolish coarse will t.ke. And often make a Baal mistake. For sake of fan 'and ehaff; But ther.'s one thing he'll never do, XJnless he wants to quaff The dregs of bitterness solue lis second babe he ne'er will wake Only to see it laugh. Hew York Journal. Baccalaureate Sonnon, Delivered by President Porter, at Tals, aat Bntt.ll Chapel Snndny Mernina: Jan. aa. 1st Thssa. v. 3U Prove ail things ; hold f sst that wmo. is gooa. II Pet. x, s. And to virtue, knowledge. I Cor. xir, 30. But in understanding bs men. These words may seem to be common place so often used as to be entirely out worn, and in losing their freshness to have lost their meaning. There are reasons, how ever, why they may be taken as especially appropriate to the age in which we are liv-ina-. This ace may bs properly called, as above all others, the critical age, the age of criticism by eminenoe ; an age in wnich men literally attempt to prove or test all things more persistently and variously than ever be fore. The time-spirit, as it is now familiarly called, is pre-eminently a spirit of question ing analysis suoh as the world has hitherto never seen. Everything that man knows or fanoies. that he believes or denies, is now brought to the bar of the critioal reason and summoned to give an acoount of itself, to es tablish or renounce its claims. Systems of faith and systems of philosophy, theories of government and theories of revenue, the laws of fashion and 'the laws of trade, the creeds of religion and the creeds of atheism, dogmatic assertions and agnostio denials, ev ery eonoivable theory ot literature, poetry, diet, exercise and fashion are all distinctly challenged, as they pass in slow or rapid re view before the eye of criticism, and are tried and tested by its more or less compe tent tribunals. Men in other times were content to enioy. In these times they cannot enjoy unless they also understand. They are not satisfied to eat, even if they become healthy and strong, unless they have mastered the prooesses of digestion and can tiace tbe several elements ot nutriment and the relations of each to animal life. They cannot enjoy the raptures into which music lifts up the soul until they have mastered the theories of harmony or the special philosophy of the composer. They cannot pray without a completed phi losophy of prayer. They oan neither believe in man nor iu God without a series of criti oal questionings which begin with denying both, and which often end with only a naif belief in either. They cannot believe in knowledge itself without firet challenging the authority and trustworthiness of their own power to know, and ending in doubt as to whether they more than half know anything. We are concerned with tbe relations of tnis spirit to the religious life and with the appro priate remedy. In other words, we ask bow we can and why we should prove all things and hold fast whatever is good. In order to answer this question satisfactorily we need to scrutinize more closely the critical spirit it self. We notice 1. That it Is in part the legitimate out growth of the scientific spirit which is the glory of our times. Science is nothing if it is not critical. When it defines it sharply distinguishes, and it cannot distinguish un less it sharply observes When it reasons it must scrutinize evidence. When it experi ments it must apply every conceivable test. Wnen it arranges and completes it must ad just every fact or truth to its fellow with tbe most scrupulous severity, it must iook everything squarely in the face. To do this with continuity and success requires tne con centration of the attention either upon a limited number ef facts or a limited number of relations. It is all the same whether the scientist studies the universe of a drop of water with its animalou! or the universe of the Kosmos as to its celestial mechanics. In either case he limits his attention to a few subjects-matter. Hence every special science expands itself into the work of a life-time and occupies the microscopical as truly as the comprehensive attention of tbe devotee who is determined to master it. Whether it be the natural history of a family of plants or insects, or the geology of tbe few pre historic periods, or the science of politics, or morals or religion ; whether it be tne philos ophy of matter or spirit, or the relations and dependencies of eaoh, any one of these de partments may suffice for a life-time and oc cupy the dajs and nights of the sharpest ob server and closest thinker. Within each- one of these separate spheres each man is intol .actually at home and often is at home no- . where else. Beyond this sphere he finds lit- i tie interest and professes to few clear and laity he is confident and strong, walking in the light of accepted and luminous truth, and he walking with an assured and fearless step. In respect to what is beyond he mav be positive and dogmatic or timid and mod est. If h. has a true scientific spirit be will defer to the opinions of his neighbors in re spect to questions which lie within their pro vince. The geologist win not presume to meddle with the historian, nor the chemist with the literary critic. Even the most many sided men, the broadest and most varied thinkers, best know the specialties in which they are strong, and know as well that be yond these they are relatively weak. There is, however, one great domain be yond any and all of tat so separate fields of scientific truth, common to an men, inclu ding them all, having relations to all men, the presence or possibility of which all ac knowledge, if they will but think. How is it with tbe domain of faith? Into what atti tude does the critical and scientific spirit bring its devotee with respect to the unseen and tbe immortal, with respect to God and duty and eternal life ? Wc raise no ques tions here as to the compatibility of trusting faith with critical scienee. Ail that we as sert is that if these truths are not tried and tested by the scientific mind, after it has been sharpened by the analysis of logic and schooled by the evidence of fact, there is serious danger that they will be left unsolved in tbe limbo ot the unscientific prejudices of childhood, with the intellectual trumpery of an unscientific age and the traditions of un scientific thought. Here lies the chief dan ger from the scientific side of oar critical age. 2. In literature the critical spirit assumes another form. Whereai in science it i-i cau tious and modest, and sometimes narrow, in literature it assumes ts be positive, all-judging ana all-knowing. Its characteristic air ana aim is to seem to know everything in re spect to every question, and to express what it knows in forms so brilliant and imposing that no men shall have the presumption to question its authority. The enormous num ber and unquestioned ability of reviews and journals of every sort afford the amplest op portunity for the quiok eye, the rapid gener alization, the dogmatic boldness and the im posing diction in which literature delights, and which its leaders of the present day so muoh sffect. Next to this quality of our literature we notice the number of cultivated persons for whom it furnishes the bulk of their reading, who derive from it the most of their knowledge and their opinions. Of this potent instrumentality the time-spirit has taken almost complete possession, summon ing to judgment all opinions, theories and creeds, all philosophies and fashions, by the medium of its dashing leaders, its insinuating essay, its elaborate review. No subject in earth or heaven is too lofty for its aspira tions, no theme too trivial for its notice. The names of a few prominent writers, liv ing and dead, in England and America will ooour to you, who are fair representatives of critical writers, who have been esteemed ora cles ef wisdom in their time especially to the young, and from whom so many in the last two generations have indirectly and directly derived their principles in respect to the most important of all questions. As in other times so in our times, literary critics have exerted a potent influence upon tbe attitude of their generations with respect to the Christian faith. To their honor be it said that in eur times tbey have to a large extent inouloated reverence and respect for the Christian ideal of life, and for the Chris tian history as best symbolizing tbis ideal. But when they enoounter tbe supernatural and historical truth of the New Testament history, they too often either directly deny its reality or indirectly assume that it is -slowly disintegrated by the searching tests of modern criticism or has been already aban doned by the mysterious time-spirit. It would also seem that as fast as there goes out of modern literature the personal rever ence for the historio Christ, there goes with it a practical and fervent recognition of the living God as the father of men, who pities their sorrows and consoles their griefs and listens to their prayers and receives them at last to his loving embraoe in the heavenly heme not because this truth itself, could it be true, were not most precious and enno bling, but because in the keen atmosphere of the arrogant time-spirit it is oongealed into a blinding mist. Not that the glory of the supernatural Christ does not still re main for men as the truest and most touch ing symbol of what men need and long for, but that the news of it is regarded as too good to be true, and hence it is evaporated into a myth by our self-epicureanisni or re jected as a lie by the malignant pessimism of a generation qf professional critics whq have never learned what life aqd man are by doing and suffering wth their kind. Such are the aspects of this critical age, an age that seeks to test or prove all things by the tests of scienoe or of culture. I bave dwelt upon each for a moment in order to introduce my theme, which is the special ob ligation which rests npon men of eduoajjpn to prove and test their Christian faith lrfxha light of intellectual convictions. That this is his duty is evident from the following con siderations : 1. The nature of faith implies this duty. Faith, whatever else It may be or imply, in volves definite and strong conviction. Con- viotion requires evidence. Evidence is that objective truth which compels assent. Sub jectively and spiritually faith in a Fejee Is lander may be the same as it ia in m oultiva ted and reflecting man, but intellectually it cannot De-the same. Whatever the truth may be or in whatever form it may meet the mind, whether by an arsument or a person. or a dream or a phantasy, it must convince the intellect that something is true. It may come tnrougn a person, by a look or a word, as when the risen Lord said Mary and she answered My Master, or he looked, noon Pe ter and Peter wept bitterly, or confronted Saul on the way to Damascus, or appeared to Stephen at his martyrdom. It may be by memory, as when a reprobate youth tuiuae ui nut moiaor as Home on a Bunday morning when half around the globe and believes with repentant tears, or by sheer logic as when a hard-hearted Sadduoee yields to an often studied argument that becomes suddenly luminous with convincinc power. It may involve special spiritual in- nuences, as wnen be man rises into a soft ened and believing mood, he knows not wny or now, ana his thoughts bring tears to his eyes; and yet iu every one of these cases there is intelligent consent to the trotn ana lor good reasons. Mow the thlnkina man iust so far as ha tmnKs at all knows the reasons of his eon victions. He is trained to analyze his thoughts and to justify them. It makes no difference with what bis thoughts are occu pieu, just so xar as no is educated ne is trained to know what he believes, and whv he believes it and to state it more or less dis tinctly to himself and to others. If there is any class of his activities of which this is not true it baits and beoomes a drag upon the rest, ijet bim be ever so acute a geometer. if he fails to analyze an argument in political science his intelligence so far fails him. Tbis Pre-eminently true if a man s religious convictions are not abreast with his reflect ive thinking upon other subjeots. If he rarely asks himself why he believes in God or in (Jhrist, or whether he believes at all, or. more important still, if he rarely inquires with intelligence what the Christian life in volves in spirit or conduct, if his mind is blankly inane on points like these, he is so far doomed to be a dwarf or a sluggard in the kingdom of God, and so much the more the more of a giant or a prinae he is in tbe oth er activities or his being. Whatever bis reason for tbis neglect may be, even if that reason takes the form of a pious theory, it brings weaaness into nis character and inconsistency into bis life. 2. The scholar must deny as well as be lieve, and he oannot denv intelligently with out distinctly giving bis reasons. Conviotion in this oritical age is negative as truly as it is positive. The thinking man must say no as positively as he says yes, and nearly as often, and he can do neither without understanding what he rejects as well as what he accepts. Even if be is disinclined to say no to anybody or any thing he cannot avoid thinking no whenever he meets a man of another faith than his own, or a man of no faith at all. The sight of such a one of itself awakens the question, "Why do I deny what he believes? How can it be that he can believe what I reject as ab surd or irrational or at best as a half truth or an exaggerated troth on a plausible error?" No educated man in these days, no thinking man who oares enough about his religion to have his care amount to a semblance of faith, can avoid these suggestions. Why, in every villags where two generations ago every man, woman and cbild was contented with the traditional orthodoxy we find in these days almost every variety of belief and no belief. We need not go to India to find Buddhists or Brahmins. They are not un known in New England villages among the half dozen varieties of Christian believers with a plenty of materialists, agnostics and pessimists thrown in. Indeed, our age has proved itself so fertile in breeding varieties as almost to have run itself out, and a tend ency to reaction has set in in the form of mystical indefiniteness 6r of a faith in the philosophy of religion in general, with no creed in particular. But even with all this force of reaction tne luOugDts and theories of all sorts of men to the knowledge of those who read and think, and the question will constantly spring up. "Why do I say 'no' to what I reject?" and that question must be answered with some sort of intelligence. It is of no use to talk here of toleration and charity. Both these duties have their place and it is a large and important place, but tbat place does not in the least relieve the reflecting believer from the duty of posi tive dissent and of doing tbis with a more or less distinct statement of his reasons. Em phatically is this true of the Christian scholar. 3. A critical age tests and exposes those statements and reasonings which are weak and less important. Instructed and disciplined intelligence dis criminates between Christian truths of pri mary and secondary importance, truths which address the intelloct as a faith rather than the abstracting and defining faculty; truths wbioh, so to speak, are appropriate to the great temple of the philosophical imagi nation where all thinking men ean meet in common as contrasted with those truths which are remanded to tbecloset or private chapel where a special dialect is used and initiated disciples alone feel at home. I imagine myself arrested here by the objection that tbe logic already used re quires every intelligent believer to be a for mal and finished theologian, whereas nothing seems at times less fitted to satisfy and con firm the faith of many intellectual scholars than the technical terms and formal argu ments of catechisms and theological systems. I reply that the terms and the reasonings which are required by the technical theolo gian are by no means essential to a rational Christian faith. Modern science and modern criticism bave rendered an im portant service in bringing theology into liv ing relations to modern thought and scien tific and current speeoh. In this they have shown themselves to be by no means wholly demons of darkness herein, but have ren dered noble service to Christian truth as angels of light. Not only have they brought Christian philosophy into living relations with the philosophic thought and speech of the times, but tbey have helped man to distinguish be tween those great troths whieh are essential to an earnest Christian life and those which are of minor practical importance. We con tend that such a difference exists without un dertaking to draw the line between thj one class and the other. On the one side of this line are those grand and distinctive truths or rather those living powers which are no sooner thought of than tbey fill and expand the mind with some worthy eonception of its own greatness, or rather overwhelm and confound it by the contrast of its own littleness. Let us give a moment to some of these truths, divested of all time worn associations as, for example, to God, the self-existent, all-knowing, all-present, creating and yet none the less working after a plan from the beginning, as scienoe and history both declare, after which more and more complex forms of matter emerge into being, with in whose mysterious and befitting frames life appears, putting on more and more wondrous adaptations and richer sense experiences in the beginning of animal life with fuller and still fuller germs of intelligence, with more and more touching anticipations cf human affection and sympa thy, till sovereign man appears, "made a lit tle lower than the angels and crowned with glory and honor." Is there snelfv being thus related to the universe of matter and spirit ? And can man know him and love him and trust in him and hope in him ? Or is he utterly unknowable, smiting back into our very teeth the words of uplifted praise wbioh we essay to otter, and repelling by his ttony stare the fervent love which was going up to heaven from our hearts like tbe breath of the morning? Is this wonderful being a person? Does he re joice in the supreme and finished glory of conscious intelligence and conscious life which qualifies him to seek and find delight in sympathy with personal beings made in his image? Or is he that pale abstraction called the abso lute by modern critics, the blanched and faded residuum of man's utmost effort to put as far as possible from bis thought any living and concrete reality that is higher than himself. In other words, is there a living God and does faith in him justify itself not only to our personal needs and what same call our sentimental long ings, but to our sober and oritical analysis? 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