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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1889.
0 IX THE KELIGIOUS "WORLD Closing Session of the Convention of tho Indiana Baptist Association, Work of the Presbyterian State Synod Book of Common Trajer Under Discussion Conference of the 31. E. Church South. I DIANA KAPTI3TS. Close of tlie Stat Convention Declared Strongly in Faror of Prohibition. 5ril to tJ.a IiiitanapoIU Journal. South Bkxd, Ind., Oct. 10. For the third day's session, the Baptist State Convention was called to order by President Billihgsly. The usual devotional meeting was held. Hot. J. M. Kendall reported on home mis sions. Sixteen hundred and sixtv-ouo dol lars were given this year 03-the Baptists of -Indiana. The report was very encouraging:. This society's work extends oyer nil North America. Tho report was discussed by Rov. 5. S. W. Sanders, of Green sbarg; D. K. Mc Gregor, of Blnffton. and Edward Ellis, dis trict secretary, of Detroit, Mich. The report on foreign missions was read by Kev. C. M. Carter, of Mitchell. Tho Missionary Union has received about $400,000 during the year, of which Indiana Baptists gave .$4,500. Ten thousand three hundred members were baptized daring the year. Kev. A. C. "Watkins and wife, of Mitchell, have, re cently gone as missionaries to Mnsqnis, Mexico; Kev. C G. Hartsuek, of Lawrence, to Leopardville, Congo. Africa, and Miss Inez A. Ulery, of Goshen, to Mandalay, Burrnah. Kev. Dr. Stitnson. of Tcrre Haute, the district secretary, addressed the con vention. Muncie was selected as tho place for the next annual convention, and Kev. W. B. Kiley, of Lafayette, was selected to preach the annual sermon, with Rev. E. S. Gardiner, alternate. The following strong prohibition resolution was enthusiastically adopted: Resolved. That all licence is wrong In princi ple, perverting public sentiment, protecting the trallic and making the State a partner in crime, And that we allsurport prohibition as theonly well-directed elforc lor the overthrow of the liquor corse. . The execntive board continued most of the old missionary stations and adopted Crawfordsville, Decatur, Bainbridge and liockville as new stations. Kev. Albert Ogle, who has done eo well during tho last year, was re-elected corresponding secre tary. This afternoon, Rev. H. A. McConnel, of Pleasant Lake, made the report for the Publication Society. Thirteen hundred and thirty-five dollars were civen by Indiana. Uev. S. F. G. Earle.of Chicago, and L. A. Clevenger discussed the subject of the re port. . - Drs. W. T. Stott, G. II. Elgin, Kev. S. W. J. Taylor. W. 13. Kiley and K. 8. Gardiner were appointed delegates to the National Educational Society. Kev. W. B. Riley made a report on the Aged Ministers' Home and supported it with a touching address. The constitution was amended limiting representation to contributing churches. The present plan of a governing board of five for all forms of benevolence in each association was continued. The convention closed to-night with a sermon by Rev-. W. F. Taylor, of Indianap olis. The sermon was delivered teforo a large and appreciative congregation. INDIANA SYNOD. Next Session to Be Held at Indianapolis Fi nancial Matters Discussed. Special to tlio Iui!IanaolIs Journal. Richmond, Ind., Oct. 10. Through the efforts of Rev. J. A. Rondthaler, D. D., the Indiana Synod of the Presbyterian Church to-day decided to hold tho next session in Tabernacle Church, at Indianapolis. The committee of the Indiana Synod of the Presbyterian Church on Hanover Collego nominated L. M. Gilieland and S. T.Bowen for trustees for four years, which was ap proved. The committee on ministerial re lief made a strong plea in behalf of honor Ably retired ministers who aro needy. The General Assembly asks this year for $150,000 for relief fund. Indiana is as&ed to con tribute $5,000. The treasurer reports receipts, $C38.SS; disbursements, S4S9.00; balance, $143.78. The committee on board of aid for colleges and academics report Indiana contributions. 005.38. Coats's College application for $2, 500 was allowed. The synod elected Messrs. Rankin. Whallon, Pugh, Wright and Jack Bon its trustees. The report of the home mission commit tee showed increased results. It recom mends Rev. E. S. Scott for chairman of the y nodical committee. The report of the "Women's Synoaical Society of Home Mis sions for Freedmen showed that the total contributions was $7,807.07. The report of the synodical committee presented a mem orial for deceased ministers, and prayers were ottered for them. ' The committee on education referred in their rejort to the dangerous tendency of secularizing pablic schools, and the exclu sion of the Bible from them; also, the omis sion of all names of the Divine Being from the text-books. The schools are in danger of being dominated and destroyed in this way by the papal church. The recent con flict in Boston ought to put people on their guard all over the country. Addresses were made by Drs. Tuttle and Fisher. M. E. CHURCH SOUTH. Annual Conference Imports Aid Extended to Churches Publishing-House Statt-nent. Nashville. Tenn., Oct. 10. The Metho odist Episcopal Church South met in an nual conference, in Mnrfreesboro, Tenn., yesterday. Bishop Keen presiding, but, outside of selecting committees and listen ing to the reading of reports, did little. ; The report of the Rev. Dr. David Morton, secretary of the church extension board, was read. This board was created at Nashville, in May, 1682, and was formally organized in June of that year, and char tered by the Kentucky Legislature. There are now forty-two auxiliaries, ono for each annual conference. The receipts from all sources, to March 27, and of the fiscal year, aggregated $07,915.78. This is near $10,000 moro than was received last ear. Besides, there is a pledge fund of $14,042.75. There was distributed of this fund and kindred sources, aid to 883 churches and parsonages, in twenty-six States andTeiri tories. Tennessee had thirty churches and one parsonage so benefited. Mr. D. M. Smith, business manager of the publishing house, was present at the conference, and presented the following statement from the report of tho agent: The summary of business for the tiseal year ending April 1, nw, is as follows: To tal sales iroin merchandise department, $117,0o7.40; total sales from Christian Advo cate, $41,088.37; total sales from Sunday fcchool periodicals. $97,143.52; total sales from Quarterly Review, $-.3,211.01; total amount from miscellaneous sources rent, job and contract work, $43.icn.87; total business from all departments. $3C;,G44.20; total business last year, $280,501.57, show ing an increase over last year of SU.OtfiGJ. From the above volume of business wo have a net gain of $TH5.So4.rG. Of the bonds outstanding April 1. ($15,700). "we have canceled during the year leaving Mill outstanding bonds to amount of $11,- 730. Besides the foregoing, tho agent set apart $12,500 to be distributed among super annuated preacher and tho widows and orphan 01 deceased ministers. A further sum of $1,500 was appropriated for tho ben ch t of Sunday-school literature. The cir culation of Sunday-school literature is now C bout l,000,0u0 copies. PKOTKSTANT EPISCOPALIANS. Proposed Chang In the Hook of Common Frayer Considered by the Convention. Nrw Yoiik, Oct. 10. After the opening services this morning the General Conven tion of the Protestant Episcopal Church went into regular session again to-day at 10 o'clock, with Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix in tho chair.. The secretary, Rer. Mr. Hutchins, read a number of messages from the house of bishops informing the house of depu ties thl a number of changes in tho Book of Common Prayer had been resolved upon, and the house of deputies concurring, notification of these changes should be nt to the several dioceses preliminary to action upon them at the next General Convention. Tho standing committee on Prayer-book reported in favor of substituting Psalm f4 for Psalm 09 in the proper psalms for Good Friday; that tho hvmnal Nunc Diinittis has lcen legally added to tho Book of Common Prayer, and that tho insertion of the Athanasiau Creed is deemed inexpedient. The reports went on the calendar. The committee, on constitutional amend ments reported in favor of an amendment to tho constitution providing that no change shall hereafter be made in the Book of Common Prayer or the articles of the constitution unless it has been adopted by a majority of the house of deputies and house of bishops of one General Convention and similarly approved by tho succeeding convention. Tne resolution was adopted. Dean Gardner, of Omaha, presented a memorial to the committee on liturgical revision, recommending an addition to the oilico for the burial of the dead commend ing the departed soul to its Creator and Savior. An objection being made, it went on the calendar. Kesolutions in reference to provisions for an increase of chaplains in the army, for increased religions pro vision for seamen, and for proportional rep resentation in the Geueral Convention all went on the calendar. . At 11 o'clock the report of the committee on the judicial system of the chnrch, being the order of the dav, came up for discus sion. After a long discussion tho vote was taken on the resolution, which reads: In every dioceso the mode of trying presby ters and deacons maybe instituted by the convention of the diocese, except in so far as the General Convention shall otherwise provide. The resolution was lost. The house adjourned, at 12:05 o'clock, un til 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. At 9 o'clock tho delegates partook of the lunch eon to which the missionary society had in vited them in the Academy, of Music, and in the afternoon they listened to addresses made before the society bv a number of missionary bishops, who told of their work and experiences 111 their respective fields. OTHER RELIGIOUS IIODIES. General Lutheran Council Oppression of tho Church In Russia Deplored. Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 10. Tho annual session of the General Council of the livau gelical Lutheran Church of North America began in this city thfs morning, and will continue a week or ten days. Ninety-eight delegates, representing noarly every State in the Union, aro in attendance. Tho council was called to order by President Jos. A. Seiss,D. D., LL. D., of Philadelphia, who delivered the annual address. In tho course of his remarks, President Seiss said: "At the convention of this body; in Chi cago in 1880, a resolution was passed ex pressing our 83mpathy with our suffering brethren of the faith resident in the Baltic provinces and oilier portions of Russia, under the "wrongs and oppressions indicted upon them by the Kussian government. The earnest prayer of tho council then was that, by the good providence of God, speedy deliveranco might be vouchsafed them. But instead of relief, latest ac counts are that they are being subjected to a still heavier cross. According to the latest information the authorities of Russia have entered upon a systematic effort to disablo and gradually suppress all German chnrches and schools in the realm, most of which aro Lutheran. We earnestly implore the Al mighty head of tho church to direct our brethren in their trouble and sustain them in the confession of His name, and send them speedy deliverance according to His infinite wisdom, goodness and mercy." - The election of ofiiccrs. which followed, resulted in the choice of Rev. G. F. Krotel, of Philadelphia, president: Rev. G. W. Mcchling, of Lancaster. O; Rev. J. Nieum, of Rochester, N. Y., recording secretaries; Kev. Dr. H. E. Jacobi. of Philadelphia: Kev. P. Phalteicher, of Pottsville, Pa., and Rov. E. Norelins, of Vassi, Mum., corre sponding secretaries; W. II. Staakcr, of Philadelphia, treasurer. The General Coun cil represents eight synods, 840 ministers, 1,461 churches, and 1550,000 communicant members. National Congregational Council. Worcester, Mass., Oct. 10. Tho Congre gational Council opened its second day's session with devotional exercises. Rev. A. ilazen, of Auburndale, was selected secre tary for three years; Rev. T. B. Forbes was elected treasurer, and D. N. Camp, of New Britain, auditor. The resolution relating to the consolidation of periodicals was re ferred to a. special committee. Kev. Dr. Twitchell read several resolutions adopted by the Congregational churches of Con necticut, favoring tho churches having control of the American board, and asking for a committee toco-operate with them. The matter was referred to a committee of five. A resolution favoring a consolidation of periodicals into a weekly journal was referred to the business committee. At the afternoon session it was resolved that the council reaffirm the work done by tho council of 1880, so that ministers might tend wholly to the work in hand without thought of sickness bringing want to their families. The American Collego and Edu cational Society gave the amount received for the colleges during the three years, and the amount paid to them for tho same term as $162,727. Tne following statement pre sents the amount received by each college: Colorado, $55,750; Doane, $27,504; Paciiic University. $10,000; Koll Whitman, $14,100; Yankton, $25,bU5. The receipts for the young men were $08,085, of which amount $il,05J was paid to the young men, and $8,123 was added to the permanent scholar ship fund. Will Meet Next In Indianapollf. Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct 10. The Northwestern branch of tho Woman's For eign Missionary Society elected tho follow ing officers to-day: President. Mrs. J. R. Hilt, of Evanston,. 111.; corresponding sec retary, Mrs. T. P. Crandon, of Evanston, 111.: treasurer. Miss Minnie Preston, of De troit; recording secretary, Mrs. A. L. Cal der, of Chicago. An invitation from the Meridian-street Church of Indianapolis for tho Northwestern branch of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society to hold the an nual meeting of 1800 in that city was unani mously accepted. Cumberland Synod or Illinois. Fpeclal to the XniUanaxwIis Journal. Mattoox, 111., Oct. l(t Members of the Illinois State Synod of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church met in annual session at Bethany to-day. Not all tho delegates have yet arrived, but fully two hundred are expected. The sessions will continue over Sunday next. BOSTON 11AK11AIUTV. The Wickedness of the Hub to Be Exposed to the Whole World by Citizen Train. Boston Special. Citizen George Francis Train is writing a book to pass away the time iniaiL Ho has two kittens for companions. The title of his book is "The Barbario Laws of Harvard's Modern Athens." Ho is con tented with his present lot, and says: "Tho only thing that annoys me is the fear that somebody will interfere in my case, and try to get me out. Anybody who'does so is no friend of mine. A man sells his honor and acknowledges his guilt by giving bail, and a man is just as big a criminal when out on bail as when locked up. He can only show innocenco by defying tho jails. I don't want to see any reporter. The papers give twenty columns to base-ball, three to the representatives of thewholo world who ar here visiting us and give Jara graphs to illustrious men. In my book am going to mako a point that I have Boston. Massachusetts, New England and tho whole Kepublic in jail. I am going to show how, under its laws, a man -with a judgment in any part of the world for $20 against him, who comes as an honored guest, can be sold as a chattel slave to his creditors. "Komo sold dob'tors as slaves, and so do tho Boston Lerces sell their Uncle Toms, with this difference the slaves had their liberty. I havo notified the sheriff that I hold Suffolk connty responsible for $100,000 for false arrest on a false ailidavit. When I come out if It var do, and it will not be of my own accord, 1 am going to show up those privato clubs in Boston, and I am go ing to prove that all the workingmen'a money that was in the savings banks is in Jay Gould's hands." . 5 This Is the best time of the whole year to puri fy your blood, because now you are more sus ceptible to benefit from medicine than at any other neaeoit. Hood's Sarsaparilla is the befit medicine to take, and it is the most economical one hundred doses one dollar. AMOXG THE MET A.L-WORKERS South Americans Visit Connecticut's Big Manufacturing Establishments. Tool-Works, Silver-Tlating Factories, and Brass-Jlills Inspected Tie ws cf Delegates Concerning European Jealousy. CONNECTICUT FACTORIES. South American Delegates Visit Workers In Steel, Silver and Brass Another Ilanqnet. New Havkx. Conn., Oct 10. Soon after the excursion party returned to the train last night, in Hartford, the rain began to fall and a steady down-pour lasted until the cars started for Collinsville at 7:30 this morning. "When that placo was reached tho rain ceased. The sun made its appear ance and thequarterof amile walkthrough the fresh country lane running from tho station to the works of the Collins Edge- Tool Company was enjoyed by the party. As time pressed it was necessary to make the vibit too short to afford a proper oppor tunity for a completo understanding of the complicated processes through which the steel passes from the ingot to tho &hining broad-axo or slender macheto, and ,the South and Central Americans saw for tha first timo how tho bush-hooks and machetes, with which they are so familiar, are produced, and learned, with surprise, that one-half of tho six hundred employes engaged in these works were making Span ish axes and tools for, shipment to South and Central America. After the inspection of tho works tho visitors wero presented with souvenirs, consisting of metallic pin cushions of oxidized silver, and with murderous-looking bowie-knives. At 10 o'clock the train was again boarded, and tho party started for Meriden, which was reached at 11:20. Mayor Wallace, at the head of tho reception committee, led tho vrtv from the train to tho works of the Merrden Britannia Company, where the evolution of plated ware, from blocks of white metal to the finished product was witnessed. At the huge brass-mill tho, party saw tho workmen producing 1,000 hanging-lamps per day, and later wero taken to the Meriden Opera-house, where there was a display of goods which had been made in tho town. Tho range of goods comprised band coffee-grinders, ex quisite onyx and brass goods, iron vises, bronze clocks, iron screws, harness goods, pianos, cut glass. guut and rugs. Many of tho business interests distributed price cat alogues with trade discounts plainly printed, and these were eagerly taken by the delegates from the south. At 1:30 o'clock places wero resumed on the train, and at 2 r. M. New Haven was reached. Mayor Peck and a committee re ceived the party. Thirty-eiirht carriages convej-ed tho delegates from the depot here out from the city and up to tho top of East Rock, which is being laid out by New. Haven as a park. Here the foreign ers saw the linest sweep of American scenery that has yet greeted them. Des cending again into the city, tho Yale Col lego buildings wero visited. In tho old library hall President Dwight briefly welcomed the visitors. He sail it was well . that they should bo received in that place. The university represented the universal brotherhood of mankind. Education and religion made all peoples one. He wel comed the southerners as friends. They were strangrs in this country, in their language, and, in some degree, in their customs, but the freedom which embraced the peoples of tho Western hemisphere made all men fellows and brothers in free dom. Each member of the party was in troduced to President Dwight, and all wero then driven to the train to prepare for the Chamber of Comiuerco banquet. At the banquet this evening President Dewoll, of tho Chamber of Commerce, pre sided. After an address of welcome in Spauish by Professor Knapp, .of Yale, ex JSenator Henderson responded for th cuiU gressional delegates. Ho strongly urged that after tho congress should adjourn, 0110 of our new war-ships bo loaded with tho goods of our Nation and sent south to be unloaded among the merchant there, that they might see the goods and learn tho prices, and bo convinced that reciprocal trade would be well for them and for us. That would bo what a Yankee would call business, and ho tho speaker professed to be a man of business. Applause. President Dwight, of lule, next spoko brieily. He dwelt upon the relation of the university to the people, and welcomed the delegates as a citizen of Connecticut and citizens of the United States. Delegate Calderon, of Colombia, in Spanish, ex- I tressed the good will of his people to tho Inited States, and his hope for closer rela tions. The guests wero then driven to their train, which leaves during tho night for Springfield, Mass. TALKS WITH DELEGATES. They Prefer to Deal with North Americans, and Cannot He llulldozed by Europeans. Worcester, Mass., Oct. 10. A reporter for a New York paper yesterday inter viewed the South American delegates on the persistent attacks mado by European, and especially English, papers on the Inter national Congress. Not one of th'o gentle men considered tho utterance of the hostile journals to have any weight' at atiy rato with themselves. Senor Jeronimo Zelaya, of Honduras, said: "The government of Honduras has taken the liveliest interest in this congress, and has gone into it with high hopes. Wo expect a good deal from it and that we shall be mutually benefited. We hope that something may be done in tho way of an arbitration treaty so as to establish some means to obtain perpetual peace. vWo desire to develop the natural resources of our countries.. Our govern ment is likewise much interested in having a common silver currency coin. There may be oome difficulties in obtaining that object, and just at present I cannot say what they are, but they aro probably not insuperable. If the English want to keep up their trade they havo tho facilities to do so, but by talking and criticising they will not accomplish anything. If they can improve their facilities and their pro ductions so as to make a better showiuir 111 competition with tho United States, all right. No matter what arrangement wo may make with tho United States, the English will have a chanco to do consider able trading. Wo have no canso to com plain of European merchants. They havo always doalt fairly and kind.y with ns, and so ought their newspapers now. This is a matter simply of commercial interests. Wo havo already several North American companies dealing with us, and we may find it more advantageous to trade still moro extensively with the United States, fhere is a warm feeling of fraternity exist ing between the two republics. Lately wo have come Into contact with a good many Americans, and we like their systems. In deed, we are getting to bo fond of every thing that is American." Senor Jacinto Castellanos. one of the delegates from Salvador, said: 4Oh, we are not to be influenced in tho least by what the Kritish and other journals say o'f us. When tho South and Central American republics accepted this conference they wero not to bo deterred from attempting to . accomplish their ex pectations by attacks from European journals. We naturally desire to be pros perous and rich, and therefore this confer ence with the United States should not bo considered an attack upou Kngland or any other European country Senor N. Bolet -Peiaza, delegato from Venezuela, said: "All the powers in Europe aro interested in incrcasingtheircommerce, and in -opening up markets by conouest. and placing their productions, which aro very largo. They see this congress will re duce some of their markets, and that tho opportunities will be transferred to the United States. Thei also know that this idea was a difficult oue to realize in past years. The political interest in America and in tho United States have developed a favorable policy toward other people on this continent, whereas tho Europeans, ,b' -:imt Your people have inspired us 't.'V'i a feeling of contidenco which Europo t. have not Americans have avoided pre. nation. You are now making goods th- i on compete with European goods. So ts.z everything seems to bo easy lor bring ing about closer relationship and inter course between the three Amer icas. Englishmen know'11 that as well as we do. The fear' they ex hibit is more eloquent than any thing thev can say. I have noticed that the English papers have advised Spain to take advantage of us. They have encour aged Spain in the steps which she has taken in asserting that 6he is the protector of our race. That is an idea which is be coming stronger and stronger every day in Spain. Spain, however, cannot again be come a first-class power in Europe. She can call hersell the mother country, but her im portance goes no further." South America's Trade with Europe. London, Oct 10. It is not surprising that the mercantile nations of Europe are fearful of a diminution of their trade with the South American republics. Tbey con stitute their best, though, of course, r.ot their largest market for certain goods. The African commercial trade, in its best days, could alone be compared with it The ne gro has grown shy of exchanging golddust and ivory for Birmingham goods, and, as a result -these and corresponding articles from other European centers of production are poured by the cargo into the southern half of the American continent. Clayed cottons and refuse iron ware from England and compounded wines and brandies from France are bartered for native products.at enormous profits, and under the most favor able circnmstances.it would.be the work of years to introduce American goods to the easy-going traders who are caught by the allurements of long credits. Lamenters for tho by-gone days of genu ine Cognac may derive some hope from the annouueement that the desolate districts of that once famous locality are being re planted with American vines, and there is a prospect that in less than a gen eration tho Gallic exporter will be able to send to his customers in North and South America something beside flavored Itotato spirits. These honest dealers have ately been thrown into spasms of virtuous iudignatiou by accidentally learning that Italian merchants have been guilty of tho reprehensible conduct of shipping their wines, taxable at 20 per cent, to Trieste and thence into France, as Hungarian and Dalmatian juice of the grape, which pays only 2 per cent BISJIAPiCK AS AX OLD MAX. Belief that the Close of the Career of the Great Statesman Is Not Far Distant nsrolil Frederic, in New York Times. I had the advantage tho other day of a long talk with an English public man who has just returned from a visit to Prince Bis marck at his favorite residence of Fried richsruh, some of the points of which may bo confided to the gossip type. Friodrichs mh is an estate of some 25,000 acres, lying On the outer edge Of Hamburg' ring of sub urbs, much as Versailles does on that of Paris. But the comparison would err if it sug gested any idea of palaces, or the elegance, or statcliuess of princely Bfo at Friedrichs rnh. When the estate was presented to tho Chancellor by the old Emperor, somo fifteen year ago, there were standing upon it two or three farm-houses and a hotel, but no mansion fit for the homo of its new and distinguished owner. The assumption was that ho would build a house, but, in stead, Bismarck concluded to convert the hotel into a residence. He erected a new hotel to accommodate the commercial travelers and others passing between Ham burg and Denmark, and moved into the old one nimself. The simplicity of the life ho leads there and of his uotions of domestic 6iirroundinirs is whimsically illustrated by the fact that, after all this lapse of years, the painted numbers still remain on the bed room doors of the Princo's mansion, just a-s they were in the hotel days. Here the Prince by choice spends the larger part of the year all the tme, in fact, that he can manage to put in away from Berlin. When the Reichstag meots or trreat state business presses he moves to his Berlin town house on Wilhelm-strasse, and thence it is easy for him to steal little vaca tion trips out to his other country place Varzin. But this latter he wes chielly as a rural adjunct to his Berlin residence. His real country home is at Friedrichsruh. Here, as at arzin, there are splendid woods, and from these ho used formerly to extract great cujoyment Now, ho no longer shoots, and increasing infirmity renders it difficult for him to walk about in the forests. But as ho cannot go to the woods.it is the pleasure of his old ago to make them come to him. By this I mean that he is one of the most enthusiastic tree planters in Europe. The other great old man of our. time has a famous passion for cutting down trees. Bis marck differs from Gladstone , in that his preference is for planting ' them and watching them grow. He has in his young plantation many rare species of lira and pines, among them numerous varieties of American origin, including the Colorado redwood, the magnitica, and 6omo of onr giant cypresses. These young trees he watches over with great solicitude. Last year there came a bad kind of beetle, which ate off tho leaders of somo of the most promising Tare spruce saplings, and Bis marck worried a good deal more about the malevolent tricks of this beetle than he did about the doings of Boulanger. Prince Bismarck is in appearance now a feeble old gentleman. Measured by that of some of his great contemporaries, his is not so very advanced an age. Ho will not bo seventy-live until next April foolVday, which means that he is nearly fifteen years younger than Count. Von Moltke, who is still halo and vigorous. Bismarck, too, is six years younger than Gladstone, seven younger than Cardinal Manning, five younger than Leo XIII, and ten years yonnger than Prince Gortchakoff was when he died. But ho is not robust at all, and I believe that ho frets a great deal over tho fear that he may not last much lougcr. His face is waxen and flabby, and his hands aro those of a very old man yellow and swollen in the joints and marked with un naturally big blue veins. He is once moro becoming very fat abdominally, and Dr. Schweninger is at his wits' end to keep this flesh down this time, for Bismarck is no longer able to walk much. To please his f)hysician he tries, from time to time, but lis legs hurt him too much to make this form of exercise possible. All this tends to depress him. and the further fact that his family have not been a long-lived race nerves to deepen his conviction that his days are numbered. This gloom, which has colored his mind for years, but now increases almost by months, turns, of course, upon his forbod incs for Germany's future. All that lay within a man of his aristocratic I had al most saia mediaeval limitations to do, he has done to avert the catastrophe which ho fears may come after his death. . Especially ho has trained his 6on Herbert. to all inner mysteries and traditions of the Ger man Foreign Office, and secured to him as well as he could the succession to the chan cellorship. Herbert is not a great man, bnt he is intelligent and plodding, and has so thoroughly imbibed the spirit of his illus trious father's policy that he fairly exudes it at the pores. So far as can be seen now, there would be no opposition to his suc ceeding his father, should the latter die unexpectedly, if only for tho reason that nobody else knows anything about tho in side workings of the German Foreign Office. But there are no signs that he would exert any marked personal influence upon the Kaiser and his court, and there are in that court many covert, and some few avowed, enemies ot the Bismarck "dynasty" idea. How the young Kaiser himself stand? ou this question, is not known. But it is cvi 'dent enough that those closest to him are least in sympathy with the Rismarckian circle. And this is what the old Chancel lor fears above all else. "After me the deluge1' had its origin as a phrase in circumstances totally different, but it reflects Bismarck's apprehensions very clearly none the less. He has mado a great and powerful empire in the heart of Europe, and now that he faces the illnesses and warnings of old age he sees that this empire has still got to justify its existence by force of arms. Its friends of to-day may not be its triends and allies to-morrow; but its two-tierce enemies on either 6ide will abate no jot or tittle of their hate. With immense labor and much sacrifice of per sonal inclinations he has preserved peace all these years. I am sure that Bismarck thinks of himself primarily as one who has kept the peace of Europe, and of his policy as having all along had that end chiefly in view. Now he begins to fear acutely that his own end is near, and it seems to him that then there will be nobody to keep the peace. Tho two great enemies to eastward 1 v ru 0 Ikj LAX 1m 73 JV UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Washington, D. C. By an analysis of Dr. Price's Cream Baking Towdcr I find it carefully compounded, and I regard it as tho best . baking powder in tho market in every respect PETER COLLIER, Late Chemist of the United States Department of Agriculture Dean Bros.' Steam Pump Uoriis NDIANAPOL1S, JND. DUPLEX PUMP. J-TV- A F0RAUFURP0515. IN VHTf'hS KNIGHT & JILLSON, 75 and 77 South. Pennsylvania Street. Natural Gss line Pipe. Drive Pipe. Tublfi. Cln. Boiler Tab of the manufacture of th NATIONAL TUBE WORKS CO. 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The jingle of spurs and the rattle of musketry are in this young man's ears all day long, and echo in his dreams at nitrht. He cultivates the habit of short ened hours of sleep in imitation of Freder ick the Great, and in his hlutf camaraderie with his soldiers, his efforts at philosophic al epigrams with the peasantry, and his at titude toward his courtiers he shows at every step how bitten through andthrough he is with the idea of modeling himself upon that founder of Prussia's power. Everybody in Europe knows that William counts on approving himself the foremost captain of his country before he dies. It has become equally evident to the outside world that he is surrounding himself with soldier courtiers who are also longing for a war. Nobody else comprehends this so .fully as does Bismarck. Nobody else real izes so well the danger that this young, hot-blooded camp court in Berlin would bo swept away into swiftly drawing the sword of the empire if anything which even looked like a provocation were offered. And what would come then! . The unwieldy, decrepit old gentleman pottering about among nis younjr trees, or limping slowly ahead of his mastiffs along the forest paths of Friedrichsrube, does ot know wnat would come then. The ter : lest the splendid imperial structure he as reared and maintained in peace so long should topple and fall in the crash of war after his death is gloomily persistent in his thoughts. Bismarck looks eastward, not westward, for the opening trouble. He has not be lieved at any time since April that Boulan ger had a chance of overthrowing the re public. He thinks Jules Ferry to be a real statesman and patriot, and he expects no open aggression or intrigue from the repub lic. But he hates the Russians, root and branch, the present Czar most of all. just as he always hated them, even when, to preserve peace and please his old master, ho went most out of his way to be civil to them. But even more than he hates he fears them and the day when at last they are ready to strike. THE METHODIST ItTJLE ON DANCING. A Southern Effort to Urlng the Question to a Head and to Put tlie Practice Down. Nashville Christian Advocate. In the General Rules, nnder the head of "Doing No Harm," one of the species of evil forbidden is, "Taking such diversions as cannot be used in the name of the Lord Jesus." This is founded, doubtless, on the Sassage, "Whatsoever yo do in word or eed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus;" and the parallel text, "Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." This is the crucial test to be applied to all worldly amuse ments; and since dancing, theater-going, the card table, horse-racing, etc., cannot abide the test, they are clearly forbidden. As no one can dance "in the name of the Lord Jesus," as modern dancing is now car ried on, so dancing is ruled out of the church. But notwithstanding this, which is eo plain that a "wayfaring man, though a fool, need not err therein," some Method ists, so-called, strangely and ignorantly tell us that, as dancing is not mentioned by name in the general rules, tho Methodist Church does not forbid it. If this sort of logic be worth anything, then tho church is not opposed to idolatry, murder, adult ery or gambling, for none of these are mentioned by name in the General Knles. Like dancing, they are species of doing harm, and are not allowable. But, to set the matter at rest, let ns con sult the Manual of Discipline. On page 110 the following statement is made of a de cision made by the Collego of Bishops in A prepldinpeMer decided, In the case of a local preacher complained of for having the art and science of modern dancing taucht, that the case came under the rule of the Discipline forbidding improper tempers, words and actions." This decision, on appeal, was sustained by the bishop, on the ground "that it is contrary to tho spirit of. the Discipline and of the New Testament to teach ths art and science of modern dancing anywhere, or to practice promiscuous dancing anywhere,' and all the bishops concurred. In 1870 the General Conference requested the bishops to address a pastoral letter con cerning worldly aud fashionable amuse ments to the church at large. It was signed in behalf of the General Conference aud the College of Bishops by Bishop Paine, and was ordered by the General Conference to be read in all of our congregations, and, printed in tract form for 'universal cir culation among our members." The follow ing is a short extract. A reunion of mere culture, amiabilities, and aesthetic tates, of sentiment, opinion, aud cere mony, may readily al'ow participation in di versions which, cannot be used iu the name of the Lord Jesus in dancing and reveling; in theatrical, and operatic, and circus exhibitions; in the gambling operations of the turf, i;ot to mention the recently revived excitement of the cock-pit. Hut the religion which Is a divine lire in the soul of Chrht's trut disciple heeds the voice of conscience, and feels the iower of the world to come. Such a reliidon needs not. detlres not, allows not participation in worldly pleasures, in diversions which, however sanctioned bv fashion, are felt and known to be I wrong by every truly awakened heart D f?fn . , JL SINGLE. r J f. . , J r SEND fcr CATALOGUE J 3 - -.J In conclusion, we beg to sugcest that the pastors of the Methodist Church South, pive need to these things in the administration of discipline. Indulgence In worldly diversions of the clas aforementioned we hold to be inconsistent with the baptismal vows of our members aud with their church covenant. In 2874 these evils were again denounced in another pastoral address, in which tho bishop said: "An explicit utterance was given by order of the last General Confer ence on the subject of worldly amusement. We abate none of its teachings. They hold the manifest inconsistency of such indulg ences with the spirit and profession of tho gospel, and say they "are denounced by the word of God, and by that part of our General Iiules which forbids the taking of such diversions as cannot boused iu tho name of the Lord Jesus." This language is plain enough to convinco any sune man that the Methodist Church, by authoritative utterances, is opposed, out-and-out, to modern dancing. Now, then, if these things be so. wo raise tho question, is this "rule" to he a dead letter in onr churches, or that which amounts to the 6ameT Is it to be construed as only advisory, and not mandatory? If the answer be "no," then how and why is it that dancing, no to say theater-going, etc., is allowed to go unchallenged by dia cipline and without strong and continual protest from the pulpit? Have we about agreed to surrender this point practically to the world and submit to the inevitable, and have we decided not to employ any disciplinary means in the cases ofjmembers who dancef We might infer this to bo tho case where tho arrest of a party for dancing in our leading charges is tne exception and not the rule. To preach openly against this evil is worth something, out merely to preach against it is insutlicient. Some uniformity is needed among Metho dist pastors on this dancing question. If the guns of our leading pulpits were with one consent to open on this evil, something after the fashion of the recent discussion on education, to be followed by judicious discipline, it would not be six months be fore something would happen. Keally, it is getting so that when a preacher, whose soul is burdened because of the prevalence of dancing among his members, and whose conscience not only impels him to protest in the pulpit against it, bnt moves him to use the severer meas ures of discipline to rid the church of this fashionable and popular sin, the dancers tell him: "You are the first preacher we have had who would not let us dance. Brother Blank never said anything to us about it" It is time for some one to sound the alarm and stir up dull consciences on this line. This worldly evil, if not on the in crease, will at least become so strongly in trenched as to be impossible to dislodge it. Methodists now openly violate and defy this rule, and satiny their consciences by pleading, "no harm." c C. C m s A GREAT GERMAN VlIYSICLiN. Some Few Facts About a Her 11 n Doctor Who Coins Money. London Standard. . Professor Schweninger, who was recently summoned to Turkey to attend Khaireddin Fasha, is at present the guest of tho Sultan, inTheropia. It is uncertain how long the distinguished physician will remain absent from nis numerous patients in Berlin. Since his success in treating the two Bis marcks. Dr. Schweninger's fortune in Ber lin has been marvelous. His practice to day is among the largest in the citv, where distinguished and celebrated physicians aro no raritv. Despite the opposition of Professors Von Helmholtz. Virchow and the late Dubois Kaymond, who refused to consult him. professionally or to receive him so$f ally, he has become a favorite of tho people, and the students who crowd the room in which he lectures. His income has become enormous. He has no lixed fees. His hallway is almost blocked dnring reception hours with per sons of high and low degree, anxious to say that they have the same physician as tho Chancellor of the empire. Ho courts their good graces, and is polite to all. His house, which he has built since ho arrived in Ber lin, is a palace in its appointments and ap pearance. The tierce, dark face, black beard, piercing eye, and the handsome figure makes ot themselves an interesting person of Dr. Schweninger, who is also a familiar sight along tho principal streets of the metropolis. lie is an especial favorite of Princess Bismarck. : General Grabb't Colored Protege. Trenton Girette. General Grnbb was found at the house. He was completely tired out. having len on the go night and day all the week. With him was a colored man, Edwin Randolph, who was brought up and educated by the General. The General's wife taught him how to read, and then the General sent hiru to school, and later to college, whero he graduated with honor. He is now a citizen of Kichmond, Va., where be is a member of the City Council. He is a lawyer by pro fession and has a courtesas, manly bearing, which wins for him respect wherever ho goes. He has come all the way from Vir- f inia to stump the State for General Grnbb. t is his own idea, born of his love and re spect for the General. As soon as he heard that he was nominated for Governor, Kan dolph packed his grip aud started North to tell what he knew of General Grubb, Takb Ayer's Pills for constipation and as a purgative medicine. Cafe and ciiecluak