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TKE WOED OF GO
AS PREACHED IN ST. PAUL SUNDAY.
Charity Eloquently PortrayedThe Fearful
Inference and the Conclusive Argument
Deliverance from DeathBible Society
MeetingReports, Addresses, and Election
of Officers
Christ Church
There was a large congregation at Christ
Church yesterday morning, which has not
yet laid aside its festive garb, the walls and
roof from portal to sanctuary still being cov
ered with chaste devices, scriptural texts and
emblems forming a vista of harmonious col
or seldom achieved by church decoration.
It is needless to say that the services and
hymns were excellently rendered by the
schooled and well-balanced choir. The Eev.
Mr. Ten Broeak took for his text, Colossians,
3, xiv., introducing his subject with an elab
orate and scholarly explanation of how the
oft repeated word charity fust was used in
in scripture. He explained that the
apostles used in their teachings and
writings the Greek languagethen
the language of culture, and that that
language contained three words which might
be translated lovestorga, eros, andpTiillia.
None of these, however, would do to express
the pure, heaven-born principle of Christian
love the first conveying merely the idea
of mutual affection, the love of a father for
his children, or a ruler for his people the
second had become so debased that it was
applied only to brutish sensuality, the lowest
animal passions, and the last implied only
esteem, regaid, friendship. The apostles
therefore coined a new word from a Greek
verb, by which to designate this pure, holy
principle. Homer, the peerless prince among
intellectual giantb, had laboied to elevate the
second word, eros, but to no purpose, and
the apostles gave a new name to the ruling
power of the new doctrine of Christianity.
Soon the Eoman empire gained the ascen
dancy, and the Latin became the tongue of
the people, the courts and of law, and hence
the necessity of wilting the Gospels in that
language. Jerome translated it and found
the same difficulty as did the apostles, amor
was low and debased, like eros dehgentia
was mere esteemhteially choice of a thing,
and of course too nanow in ite signification
and so he took a woid which might mean
nothing, or as much as need would demand,
and hence we have caritas or charity. But
the preacher hoped the time would soon
come when instead of the non-committal
word chanty, the grand old expressive term
lovethe sweetest word in music and mean
ing in our language will be restored to its
placeChristian love be preferred to Chris
tian charity. The preacher then went on to
show the influence ttis Christian love has
upon the world and demons
trated its effects by vivid,
skillfully drawn word pictures of the present
compared to the enlightened past, boasted of
by the scoffer, who says Christianity has
proved to be a failuie.
A picture of home with woman a slave, a
drudge, the tool of man, was contrasted with
what it is to-day. Children, too, in the olden
time, weie only regarded with the thought of
how to make them men as soon as possible,
to be food for battles. The legislatures of
antiquity thought only to teach a child to
steal, and provided the lash to chastise him
if found out. The Spartan tiaimng was the
highest of antiquity. The influence of
Christian love on society was next given,
with a harrowing picture of the abject state
of the masses, like poor brutes with their
very lives in the hands of their masters
sold in the shambles to the highest bidder.
Society before Christianity was sickening
and revolting in its utter rottenness, but
Christian love has stricken the shackles off the
slave and all men are proclaimed by it equal
absolute monarchs minister to the people's
wants and men are ashamed in the open
day of Christian light of the dark foul deeds
of antiquity, and under the influence of
Christian love shall go forward in the career
of endless progress. Christian love had
robbed war of many of its terrors. The
Florence Nightingales who go out with
their lives in their hands to assuage
the pain, the Red Cross commissions who
minister to the sick and wounded and alle
viate their sufferings, are outgrowths of
Christian love and lastly he alluded to the
great Geneva arbitration by which a terrible
and calamitous war which threatened the
greatest nations of the earth was avoided and
the differences settled by peaceful negotia
tion governed by Christian forbear
ance. The sermon which was purely
extempore was delivered with great energy
and the thoughts couched in the purest lan
guage. In connection with Christ church
there is just a little matter which calls for re
proofnot in the church itself or its regu
larly attending members, but in visitors.
Persons attracted by the unusually fine mu
sic enter the sacred edifice, sit down, keep
their seats without rising at the proper times
with the congregation according to the
rubric,and as soon as the singing is over they
get up and with all the noise and ussiness of
self satisfied snobbery walk out, showing an
amount of ignorant insolence which would
be resented if practiced upon a private fami
ly instead of a pastor and his flock.
First Bavtist Church.
This commodious church was well filled
yesterday morning and the audience
listened to the pastor's discourse
with the greatest attention. The Eev.
Mr. Cross took for his text, Judges 13th
ch, 22d and 23 verses
"And Manoah said unto his wife, 'we shall
surely die because we have seen God.' But
his wife said unto him, 'If the Lord were
pleased to kill us he would not have received
a burnt offering aud a meat offering at our
hands neither would he have shewed us all
these things, nor would as at this time have
told us such things as these.'"
He said that the words referred to the
birth of Samson, who is in many respects
one of the most remarkable characters made
known to us in Old Testament history. He
was raised up by God for the purpose of de
livering the Israelites from the Philistines in
whose bondage they were held. He was
a child of promiseThe direct
promise was that a child should be born,
and that he should be instrumental in de
livering the Israelites from the bondage of the
Philistines. All the persons we lead of in
the pages of inspiration, whose birth or in
fancy has called forth remarkable
divine manifestations have
been either typically or inst rumentally, or in
both ways, connected with mighty deliver
ance wrought by God for the children of
men. The preacher gave as examples of this,
Isaac, the type and progenitor of the Savior
of the world Moses, marvellously rescued
from the drowning river was destined to lead
forth the chosen race out of the house of
bondage Samuel, the child of many prayers
and many tears and dedicated by a grateful
mother to the service of Jehovah, proved a
national blessing John thf Baptist, whose
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birth was announced "by the angel Gabriel,
was the forerunner of the Messiah and Sam
son, who was to "begin to deliver Israel out
of the hands of the Philistines."
The wife of Manoah told her husband of
the "man of God" appearing to her. She had
not ascertained from whence he came nor
by what name he was called, but
there was such a majesty in his
manner, such a lustre in his eye,
such a dignity in his appearance as com
manded her respect and reverence, and con
strained her implicit belief and confidence.
The reverend gentleman then proceeded to
describe the whole scene of the angel's second
appearing in answer to Manoah's prayer,
the offering, the sacred fire, ana the angel's
ascension. The interview had filled Manoah
with unutterable awe and fearlike Jacob at
the brook of Jabbok they had "seen God face
to face could his life be preserved? He
was not so ignorant as to affirm that he had
seen the Jehovah, the Allsufficient and Ineff
able One, whom no man hath seen at any
time, it was enough that as he had declared,
they had seen "Elohim," "the Manifester,"
the messenger, and like Gideon, when the
apparition had passed away,' he supposed that
he could no longer remain in this world. But
mark! he was blessed with a good wife, and
the wife was wiser than the husband. She
looked at the matter in a religious and phi
losophical light, and she replied to her
alarmed husband, "If the Lord were pleased
to kill us He would not have received a burnt
offering and meat offering at our hands,
neither would he have shown us all these
things, nor would He at this time have told
us such things as these."
After giving this narrative the preacher
stated there were two things to consider.
1st, The Fearful Inference 2d, The Con
clusive Argument. The fearful inference is,
"we shall surely die because we have seen
God." Passages were next quoted in rela
tion to the belief of Manoahangels who
always beheld the face of our Father who is
in Heaven worship in the light, but they veil
their faces. There have been manifestations
of God in the world but they have been
through the medium oi Him "who was in
the form of God." He walked in the gar
den with Adam. To Moses there was given
a manifestation of the divine presence in the
burning bush. The holiest of men have
been filled with the painful consciousness of
their imperfections when they have realized
the immediate presence of God. The most
perfect man in God's estimation when
brought into close contact with Him said, "I
have heard of Thee by the hearing of the
ear, but now mine eye seeth Thee, wherefore
I abhor myself and repent in dust and ash-
es." The greatest of prophets "saw the
Lord sitting upon a throne," and he heard
the loud cry of seraphin proclaiming
the absolute holinesf of the Lord
of hosts and he said
woe is me for I am undone because I am a
man of unclean lips for mine
eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts.
Jacob records it as a marvelous circumstance
that he had seen God face to face and that
his life was preserved.
It was the commonly received opinion
that if men saw God they would die, and
thus tradition must have had its origin in
the universal consciousness of men. We
never get into the presence of the super
natural but we are ready to say, "Let not
God speak to us or we die." Whence comes
this fear? There is a time in your history
when God reveals Himself to you when He
is moie than a name when He becomes a le
lity You say is about my bed and
about my path. He is the besetting God. I
feel His hand on me I cannot hide myself
when I consider I am afraid of Him. The veiy
consciousness that you are haunted by the
Omniscent is so awful that you would fain
find some shade or darkness to escape from
a light which yuo cannot bear. The preach
er showed this universal dreap of God did not
come from the inviolableness of nature's
laws, from the regular succession of the
seasons, from the light and warmth of the
sun: Not from the beauty and harmony of
nature, not from the variety and costliness of
his gifts. His gifts are like voices that in
soft and gentle tones are always breathing
the love of our Father. But if some of His
ministrations come to us like angels of light
singing their sweet songs, others come like
angels veiled in sadness, uttering words that
fill us with fear. When God comes to a
man and separates him from other men and
takes him into the wilderness and speaks to
hur then the man feels and confesses
the sinfulness of his sin and at first thinks he
shall surely die. When God comes to us in
His displeasure and by a touch He causes our
flesh to wither, paralyzes the limbswhen
he removes friends far from us or strips us
of property and leaves us like Jobthen we
are filled with fear. It is only the sight of
God in Christ that can calm our minds and
quiet our fears. "God out of Christ is a con
suming fire." is then a terrible God, but
God's goodness shines forth in the face of
Jesus Christ.
In the second place the preacher went on
to show that the woman had arrived at the
truth, not by reason or argument, but by her
emotional nature. It is impossible to
follow the discourse through its
whole lengthy and eloquent argu
ment, but he concluded as fol
lows We are not left without some man
ifestations. We believe that there was a time
when God came to earth. Christ has been
and gone up again to heaven. Are we left
without any manifestation of God? There
are spiritual revelations for spiritual men
God does come to true and loving hearts.
Love will always come to commune with
love. Christ has told us that if a man will
love him the Father will love him, and he
adds, we will come with him and make our
abode with him." It is a fact then, that God
comes into men's homes still that there are
yet manifestations of his presence to men
and surely if God visits you there is ground
for the conclusion that God will save you.
We are not left without Divine
instructions as to the future. There
are assurances that this life is not all that it
contains, only the germ of the future, that
God will "shew us the path of life," that He
has given to us the power of an endless life.
Brethren, if you have seen Christ by the eye
of faith as your Saviour: if you see him in
this manner nowif you love him and serve
him, though in your own judgment it may
be very imperfectly, you need not be afraid
of death: you have the promise of victory.
Good Richard Cecil says: "I shall never for
get standing by the bed-side of my sick
mother. 'Are you not afraid to die?' I asked.
'No,' was the reply: 'I am not afraid, because
God has said, "Fear not when thou passest
through the waters.'"
Jackson Street Methodist.
At the Jackson Street M. E. Church, last
evening, the Rev. John Stafford preached
from these words:
"Oh, wretched man that I am! who shall de
liver me from the body of this death?"
Romans 7 ch., 24 v.
He said: There is an allusion in this text
to a certain custom of ancient tyrants in
warfare. See that captain yonder who has
maintained a long and useless struggle
against a superior foe. At length he is
wounded and taken prisoner.
His condition is made still more wretched
not simply by surrounding him with the
slaughtered, but by binding him to a dead
body? ap
compemng him tooajryit about
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'with him until the contagion of the putrid
mass takes away his life. Virgil describes
this scene as olluws:
What tongue can such barbarity record,
Or count the slaughter of his ruthless sword,
'Twere not enough the good, the guiltless pled,
Still worse, he bound the living to the dead,
There, limb to limb, and face to face he
joined,
Oh! Monstrous crime, of unexampled kind,
Till choked with stench the lingering
wretches lay,
And in the loathed embraces died away."
To my mind almost any form of punish
ment and death would be preferable to this
diabolically invented punishment.
The language of the text is not, as some
have supposed, a picture of the apostle's
Christian experience, but a representation of
the natural man under the law, in bondage
to sin and death. The natural man, looking
first to the law, and finding it too weak
to sever the cords which bound him to
the body of death, and then looking
with one agonizing glance in the face of
Jesus, he exclaimed, "There is therefore now
no condemnation to them that are in
in Christ Jesus."
These suggestions are for a class of per
sons who think they can never get beyond a
miserable and wretched experience, who
think they never can get beyond swooning
every hour andare therefore wretched avery
hour.
The text suggests two thoughts
1st. The religion of our Lord Jesus
Christ never flatters man. It reveals
to every man without regard
to his birth, education, circumstances, and
social position, the lowest depths of his de
pravityjust what manner of man he is
that is what it did for the Apostle Paul. Be
fore his conversion he was popular as a citi
zen, scholar, and religionist. He was what
might be called a first class man. But God
looked at him very differently. God saw
that he was proud, self-willed, that his heart
was "deceitful above all things and desper
ately wicked." On his way to Damascus
Christ revealed to him what
manner of man he was.
This is a peculiarity of Christianity that
can be found in no other system of religion.
And it is also an element of power and suc
cess in Christianity which would be an ele
ment of weakness and failure in any other
system. Other systems flatter men, and as
soon as they cease to flatter, men cease to
follow and to strive. This world is in a rage
for flattery. Men of mind and culture devote
their entire time to preaching it,to saying
to men they are good, when they are bad
they are right, when they are wrong that
there is no such thing as sin that what we
call sin is simply a little irregularity arising
from education and circumstances correct
these and men will develope as perfectly as a
flower in the garden. But God says, "a flat
tering mouth worketh rum."
The S8cond thought is this: That while the
religion of Jesus Christ never flat
ters man it never despairs of him.
This is apparent, first from the promises
and secondly by the character of those
it saves.
It saved Saul of Tarsus, the thief upon
the cross, and if it saved them it can save all
who will come unto Christ.
The congregation was large, and seemed
impressed with the discourse. The singing
is ot the good old fashioned congiegational
character, led by a trained quartet.
Ramsey County Bible Society.
In place of the usual service at Plymouth
Congregational Church last evening the
Ramsey County Bible Society held their
meeting. Nearly every seat in the church
was filled, and the following ministers were
among those present: The Rev. Messrs.
Hall, McKibbin, Cross, Lloyd, Breed and
Crist. After singing and a very appropri
ate and impressive prayer by the Rev. H.
Cross, the meeting was addressed by the Rev.
Mr. Lloyd, of the First M. E Church.
He said mat the Ramsey County Bible So
ciety was an auxiliary of the American Bible
Society, which was to that society the same
as the Bible itself is to other books as a
father is to the child and the object of that
Society is to disseminate the Bible, which,
talk of it as you may, and ignored or con
temned as much as it is, it is as superior to
everything else as night is to day. We claim
for it divine origin, and think of it as in
spired. He did not think it necessary to use
argument, but thought that its relations to
civilization and the grand work it had ac
complished were sufficient to show its worthi
ness of recognition.
If we deny its authority we stand in a far
greater difficulty than it is possibleto do by
accepting it. It is well to consider what the
Bible has done for us individually, for hu
manity, for the world. Under the light of
this truth we must at least admit that it is
inspiration to the human heart of all that is
noble and elevating. Many persons exclaim
against the expensiveness of the Christian
religionthere are Bible societies, missionary
societies, and home work to contribute to,
and the burden is grievous to bear. Let
us look at this. Is it expensive
in comparison to thei blessings
it confers? There are about 60,000 minis
ters in Americanot many to the popula
tion,"and the cost to maintain them is less
than $30,000,000. There are some 40,000
lawyers in our country, supported at a cost
of some $60,000,000. The speaker contrasted
the lelative expense of the bible and law.
It has been said, he continued, that the dogs
in America cost for their keep $60,000,000,
and yet $5,000 would buy every valuable
useful dog in the country. Still there are
those who grumble at the expense of Chris
tianity, without which we could not
have a Christian republican government
under whose benign institutions
we live to-day. How much more expensive,
he argued, would a military government be
to the people, when a single iron-clad, during
the war, cost a million. With ships and armies
to maintain, in place of a peaceful christian
government we should groan under the hard
oppression of unendurable taxation. Men
scoff at our Bible societies, and yet for
economy's sake it would be policy for them
to support them. More money is spent in
one year on tobacco and whiskey than would
have been sufficient to discharge the whole
cost of the support of all the ministers who
have existed from the time of the
settlement of Plymouth Rock.
The speaker next alluded to the lavish
expenditure in pagan countries in honor of
pagan deities, giving some curious and start
ling figures. Such men as Ingersol he thinks
should be banished, and compelled
to live ten years without the pale of civiliza
tion, and perchance then they would come to
their understanding, and acknowledge the
glorious work that the Bible has accomplish
ed among men. But if there were more
Livingstones, more misssionaries to carry
the scriptures to benighted lands, the Congo
would become to Africa what the Miss
issippi or the Ohio is to America.
The Bible's teachings insure protection to us
of life and property. He showed by quoting
statistics of murder that in England, with her
grand Bible education, one murder was com
mitted for 675,000 people Spain, one in
4,000, and in the Papal States one in 750.
He concluded by saying that it was wise pol
icy for a nation to support the Bible Society.
Mr. Noyes next addressed the meeting)
ting that he did so m.the absence of the
V.
State Agent of the Parent Society through
sickness. And in his address he gave some
very interesting details connected with the
first establishment of the Society and
its developement to its present vastness and
usefulness. The first book printed was
the bible, and so the greatest invention of
human intellect paid homage to the most
precious of all divine gifts, and now the
bible is printed in three hundred different
languages and the editions are go enormous
that no living man can enumerate them.
He showed that the society in this country
had also done good work. During the year
every house was visited by its agents, and
where there was no bible found one was left
if the person was unable to purchase, it
was given free of cost
$433.81 had been distributed in Bibles, and
although the number was not equal to last
year, that fact was rather a matter of con
gratulation than otherwise, because it
showed there were less people in need of
them. The Society, he said, was a little in
debted to the parent society, and donations
would be thankfully received by any of the
committee. Mr. Noyes was followed by the
Bfr Mr. Crist in a very able address.
The meeting terminated with singing and
prayer.
At the business meeting the following
officers were elected: T*
PresidentC. W. Hackett.
Yice PresidentD. R. Noyes, Jr.
SecretaryH. K. Taylor.
TreasurerJ. Davenport.
Executive CommitteeJ. H. Randall, Dr. B.
Mattocks, S. S. Taylor, J. R. Nicols, A. A.
Clark.
TOWN OF NICHOLSON.
The Name Chosen for the Odd Fellows
i Colony Town.
The directors of the Odd Fellows colony,
Watonwan county, have, by general request
of those interested therein, selected the name
NICHOLSON, as a substitute for the name
"Butterfield," which the station has hitherto
been called. If there is nothing to prevent,
the town site and station there, will subse
quently be known as Nicholson, on the maps
of the State.
The appropriativeness of this name will be
generally recognized by Odd Fellows. James
D. Nicholson, of Philadelphia, a Past
Grand Master of the Order, is probably the
most eminent Odd Fellow in the world, hav
ing held the highest office known to the
order, and is now generally recoginzed as its
most able, devoted representative member.
His ability, high character and exalted rank,
especially pointed to him as the one to re
ceive such a compliment, and all members
will unavoidably approve the selection.
We are gratified to learn that the colony
is succeeding very encouragingly. Mr.
Bell, the secretary, receives a handful
of|letters every day, making inquiries about
it, although, for want of means, the execu
tive committee have been able, so far, to ad
vertise it in only one publication, a maga
zine of the order of comparatively small
circulation. The directors are all men of
limited means, and having no funds at their
disposal, and no way of getting any, except
the small subscriptions made by a
a few members just to help it along, cannot
expend any amount on it such as should be
done. What they have done has been done
as a labor of love, and without any more
interest or profit than any one else.
They should not, however^ be compelled to
run an immigration bureau at their own
expanse when that, work is for the public
good and the benefit of the whole State.
As there is no immigration fund provided by
the State, why cannot our Chamber of Com
merce devise some way of aiding in this
work? It will probably bring into our State
this year 300 or 400 families, all of them
highly intelligent people, and well provided
with means.
The Sunday Globe.
The SUNDAY GLOBE, double sheet, took the
people by storm yesterday, and the large
edition issued proved entirely inadequate.
We owe the people an apology for underes
timating their appreciation of the enter
prise. At an early hour in the morning the
edition was entirely exhausted, and hun
dreds who desired a copy were unable, to ob
tain it. While we shall take care to have a
full supply hereafter, the surest way to avoid
the disappointment which befell so many
yesterday, will be to have the paper left reg
ularly, seven days in the week, for 85 cents
per month, or $2.50 per quarter.
Rose Wood and the Morrison Company,
The sale of reserved seats for this organi
zation commences at the Opera House box
office this morning, and we predict a very
large take. No star or combination have in
years created a more marked impression
dramatically speaking, than Rose Wood and
Lewis Morrison's fine company did on their
amusement going population, that when
they are satisfied with the real worth and
merit of a visiting organization, they are al
ways most liberal in their patronage.
We are informed by the management of
the Morrison Company, that it is their inten
tion to present to the public of this city all
the leading star attractions in sequence, and
that negotiations are now pending with
Misses Fanny Davenport, Adelaide Neilson,
Clara Morris, and others of equal celebrity.
Miss Clara Morris, who possibly will be the
next attraction, will include in her repertoire,
"Man and Wife," "Alixe,"' and "Jane Eyre,"
in which she has recently made so tremen
dous an eastern success, placing her far in
advance of all rivals.
A praiseworthy fact with regard to
Manager Lewis Morrison's Company is its
individual and collective strength no other
dramatic company since the days of Charles
Furbish, can compete with this party, which
seems to have gained the unanimously fa
vorable praise of the entire Western press.
Amongst the leading and well known
members we note Miss Josephine Craig, the
finished leading lady J. Edwin Irving, with
out a doubt the best general comedian we
have seen here: Miss Laura Craig, the pret
ty and talented soubrette Chas. J. Coon,
who is said to be unapproachable in his im
personation of the Centenarian (M. La
rogue) in "The Romance of a Poor Young
Man," and last, though not least, Lewis
Morrison himself, one of the best leading
actors in the country.
At the matinee on Saturday, we are
pleased to see, that we are to have Augustin
Daly's "Frou-Frou," one of the most fa
mous of the French society dramas, and one
of most powerful human interest.
Cf$
Honors to Silver Blond.
last appearance here, and it has always been .,,-,-.,x.
noiabfefcet, with regard to ft. St. Paol t^^^mdod^.nttej^gete^
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LEBANON, MO., Jan. 20.Citizens of Lebanon,
irrespective of party, gave a grand banquet
last night to Hon. R. P. Bland, the author of
the silver bill now before Congress. Almost
the entire community turned out to do honor
to our representative. It was the expressed de
termination to continue such representation
in Congresstill the silver bill becomes a law.
I'lJS/ Sherman's Victims. ^*1^%
NEW YORK, Jan. 20.John. W.Stont, a large
dealer in tinned goods, has filed a petition
bankruptcy, Labilities about 950.000.
PEACEKUM0KS.
COMING LIKE THE GENTLE HOVE.
Armistice Probably Signed To-DayThe
Turks Brag but Prepare for Surrender
Defense of ConstantinopleConflicting
Reports but Majority Peaceful.
LONDON, Jan. 20.A Vienna correspond
ent telegraphs the following: It is reported
from Constantinople that in consequence of
the decision taken at the government council
on the 17th, Jzyed Bey has been sent to Rus
sian headquarters with the first instructions
to Turkish plenipotentiaries giving them full
powers to sign, whereas they at first were in
structed to refer the conditions to the porte.
It is said this resolve was taken in conse
quence of the pacific tone of England at the
opening of the British Parliament, and also
because Russia has given notice she will in
sist on immediate acceptance or rejection of
terms.
In consequence of new instructions to
Plenipotentiaries it is expected in Constanti
nople, the armistice will be signed immedi
ately, perhaps Monday. Preparations for
the Sultan's removal to Russia are conse
quently suspended.
A Pera special also says Izzed Pasha con
veys to the Plenipotentiaries full powers and
will inform them that England is so likely
to go to war.
Another correspondent at Pera says nego
tiations have commenced. It is stated that
the Turkish representatives have been in
structed that they may offer to make Ba
toum a free port. They may also propose
the following programme for discussion by
the European conference: The Balkans to be
considered the southern limit of Bulgaria,Rou
mania to be independent, the Dardanelles to
be open to men of war of all nations, and the
settlement ofJMontenegrin and-Servian, ques
tions to be temporarily deferred. Difficul
ties have already arisen. It is reported Rus
sia has demanded that Adrianople be inclu
ded in Bulgaria. Also the cession of Ba
toum and the opening of the'Dardanelles be
to*Russian and Turkish men-of-war only.
VERY. PEACEFUL.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 20,Mukhtar Pa-
sha has been appointed to the command of
the army to be formed along the line of de
fense before Constantinople.
The exodus of refugees from Roumania is
assuming colossal proportions. Before leav
ing Adrianople the Turks burned their pro
visions and blew up their ammunition. The
British Consul at Adrianople telegraphed
this (Sunday) morning that a deputation of
inhabitants had goue to meet the Russians.
No news of the Russian entry has, however,
yet been received.
Layard denies that he has asked authori
zation for the British fleet to enter the Bos
phorus.
STILL PROPOSE TO FIGHT.
LONDON, Jan. 20An official Turkish tele
gram dated this morning enlarges upon the
means of defence still possessed by the
Turks, and says Suheman Pasha's army is
concentrating at Draina, south of the Adriano
ple railway. A later dispatch, however, says
nothing is known of Suheman Pasha's where
abouts.
LONDON, Jan. 21.A cabinet council is to
be held to-day.
Lord Derby is much better, and will re
sume his duties immediately.
A Russian official telegram, dated Kezan
lik, Friday, states that Turkish peace dele
gates arrived at Hermali, Tuesday, and were
received with military honors by order of the
Grand Duke Nicholas. They started with
an escort for Eenzailtek, where they were
expected on Saturday.
DENIAL AND EXPLANATION.
A Constantinople correspondent denies
that the surrender of Adrianople has been
agreed to in consequence of demands of
Russia. He asserts that the Turks have de
cided not to defend the place* because it was
considered untenable.
The same correspondent telegraphing
Sunday evening says it has been impossible
to communicate by telegraph with Adriano
ple for three hours and it is probable the
Russians have entered it.
ENTERED.
A correspondent at Pera telegraphs that
the Russians have entered Adrianople.
An Athens correspondent says troops at
Cholies have been ordered to the frontier
immediately.
A St. Petersburg correspondent says the
official statement of the minister of finance
estimates extraordinary expenses accrued by
the war, at 432,000,000
roubles..
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a balance between receipts and expenditures,
LONDON, Jan 21kA jraris correspondent
states that Slade, the Spiritualist medium,
after his expulson from Vienna, went to Ber
lin, from which place he was also expelled.
A telegram from the Hague states that a
marriage is contemplated between the Prince
of Orange and Princess Beatrice of England.
PARIS, Jan. 20.Henri Regnault and An
toine Becquaicl, distinguished physicists are
dead.
PARIS, Jan. 20.The Francais saysGam
bette agrees with the ministry that voting of
the entire budget is desirable. It states he
desires a vote to be taken in appeal, and
then to have the chambers adjourn through
out Limneor, so as to insure political quiet
during the International Exhibition.
THE AGITATORS.
Tne San Francisco Authorities Have the
Upper Hand.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19.The city is quiet
to-night except a minor disturbance at a
German mass meeting in Dashaway Hall.
The crowd in the street in front of the hall
became noisy and the police cleared the
street several times, using their clubs pretty
freely. Kearney and his coadjutors remain
in confinement in default of bail. The
militia are on duty at the armories, and will
be under arms all day to-morrow. The
usual Sunday meeting at the new City Hall
lots will not be permitted to-morrow, the
agitators say none will be attempted.
The act introduced in the Legislature
making incendiary language a felony, has
become a law, taking immediate effect.
SAN FBANOISOO, Jan. 20.No disturbance
has occurred throughout the day although
the authorities have maintained
every precaution against the event of any
rising. No attempt was made to hold the
regular Sunday meeting at the new city
hall lots although several hundred people
collected in the vicinity during the afternoon
laughing and talking matters in a quite way.
Several hundreds of Kearney's party went
over to Oakland and participated in the
meeting there, at which about 200 were pres
ent. Everything passed off quietly and the
tenor of the speeches was moderate. The
orators while supporting Kearney's move
ments deprecated the extreme violence of his
expressions as unwise.
The State convention of the Kearney wing
of workingmen is announced to assemble in
this city to-morrow. The object is stated to
be the adoption of a permanent platform,
and the election of officers, and the general
organization of the party. Delegates are ex
pected to be present from each county in the
State, from each ward-club of the city, and
from such anti-coolie organizations as choose
to participate.
Mayor Bryant announces that be will not al
low the Convention to be held, in accordance
with the policy now in operation of breaking
up all assemblages in the interest of incen
diary agitation. Leaders of the movement
state that if the Convention can not be held
here it will be assembled in Oakland.
WASHINGTON ITEMS.
Pope's
Hard on Sale of F. O. StampsGen,
Views.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.Third Assistant
Postmaster General Hazen has prepared for
consideration by Congress a bill proposing
important change in the law regulating the
compensation of the 4th class postmasters,
or all whose annual compensation is less
than $1,000. It provides that the basis of
their compensation shall be the face value of
stamps cancelled in their respective offices,
instead of value of stamps sold by them. It
also imposes severe penalties for making
false returns and for trafficking in stamps.
The present mode of adjusting salaries of
postmasters appointed hy the President will
be left substantially unchanged. The bill
embodies the recommendation of Postmaster
General Key in his last annual report and
will be by him transmitted to Congress as an
early day.
GEN. POPE ON THE ARMY.
The house military affairs committee has a
communication from Gen. Pope regarding
the army organization, Ac. He expresses an
opinion that 25,000 men is too small a force
for the needs of the country, and argues
that the committee, in order properly to de
termine the question of staff organization
and administration should provide for a
thorough investigation by aboard of officers
of rank and great experience, to be designat
ed by actjof congress. Gen. Pope holds
that an army no less than a
form of government must be suited
to a people, or it is sure to prove both
inefficient and unsatisfactory. To say that
because a system of army organization and
administration has worked well in Germany
or France, or elsewhere, signifies nothing.
There exists such wide differences both in
the character and habits of the people, and
nature of the military service to be per
formed, that it should therefore be adopted in
this country, is no more sound than to say
the same thing of any political form of gov
ernment. The logic of such a proposition
leads absolutely to the opposite conclusion.
GOOD INDIANS
We Must Think of Their Immortal Souls.
N EW YORK, Jan. 20.Anniversary services
of Niobrara League were held to-night,
Bishop Potter presiding. Bishop Hare of
Niobrara presented a report of the work of
the mission for 1877. It states that the year
has been a prosperous one. Congregations
and schools have increased, and the convic
tion is expressed that if the present policy of
the government is adhered to, the whole
Sioux Nation will become a peaceable
people. Among the Lower Brules at
Spotted Tail and Cheyenne Agencies good
work is being done. In the same place
there is an absence of law that should make
every man who sits at the national hall of
legislation blush.
Bishop Hare preached a sermon on Nio
brara missionary work, and urged his hearers
to think of the immortal souls of Indians,
and not to think of them as a race of sava
ges. Bishop Connor of Nebraska, is lectur
ing and collecting in Catholic churches of
this city, Brooklyn, for the purpose of se
curing funds to establish and maintain a
mission among the Sioux.
CRIMINAL RECORD.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20.A dispatch from
Boston says that an investigation by the
receiver of the Bridgewater Savings Bank,
showed that the Treasurer, E. C. Southworth,
now dead, added forgery to the other viola
tions of his trust, and his forged notes and
abstractions foot up over $80,000, exclusive
of sums due depositors in the banking firm
of Dunbar & Co.
BATH, M. D., Jan 20.The jewelry store
of Simon T. Rodburg, 190 West Baltimore,
was robbed last night of gold and silver
watches and diamond rings valued at over
$15,000.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 20.An establishment
for the manufacture of counterfeit trade dol
lars at 123s Callen hill st. has been seized by
secret service officers. One Cooper Witz, a
notorious counterfeiter, and S. Page, were
arrested.
CINCINNATTI, O., Jan- 20.Chas. H.
Dimiult, deputy auditor of Clermont county,
who was arrested and released some time ago
on charge of robbing the safe of $4,000,
has been rearrested together with a man
named Sinchfield.
Firey Items.
BOSTON, Jan. 20.The three story wooden
block on Western avenue, owned by Ann E.
Ayer, and occupied by a number of iudus
tries, burned last night. Loss, $45,000,
insurance $15,000, mainly on building.
BOSTON, Jan. 20.During a small fire at
Harrison avenue and May street to-night
Robert Young was suffocated.
ThrilUngly Important.
BOSTON, Jan. 20.The report of the Bris
tow dinner here as sent West accidentally
omitted to state that when the company
was called to order the chairman proposed a
sentiment in honor of the President of the
United States. Instantly every man was on
his feet, and while the band played the Star
Spangled Banner, three hearty cheers were
given for President Hayes.
Billiard Tournament.
N EW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 20.Billiard ties
between Rudolph and Slosson for second and
third prizes. Played off Slosson, 600 Ru
dolph, 315. Largest runs: Slosson, 83,82,
106, 101 Rudolph, 67, 44, 76. Average,
Slosson, 26 2-23: Rudolph, 14 7-22. Daly
and Dion play off ties to-morrow for the
fourth prize of the tournament.
A Texas Raid.
8t. Louis, Jan, 20.Advices from Texas say
the Indians raided into Mason county a few
days ago and killed two men and ran off a
large number of cattle and horses. United
States troops and Texas rangers are in pursuit.
*i*JZ -sv Weather.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 211 a. m.Indica
tions for the upper Lake region, upper Mis
sissippi and lower Missouri valleys: Cloudy
weather and rain areas, followed by clearing
weather, stationary or lower temperature,
stationary or bigh pressure and joortherly
winds. -*r TBs^ssf*-
Saturday stock sales are a new business
feature of Cannon Falls, Goodhue county.
The receipts of wheat at Waseca, the Her
ald says, averaged 6,300 bushels a day the
last three days of last week.
Rev. Mr. Humphrey of Iowa has become
the rector of the Church of the Holy Cross,
(Episcopal,) of Dundas.
The proprietor of a feed mill at Waseca
complains of a lack of winds this winter.
His mill's motive power is wind.
HE births in Lake City the last three
years were as follows: 1875, 80 '76, 81 '77,
69. Deaths, 1875,65 '75, 28 '77, 25.
The attraction at Moorhead Monday eve
ning of last week was the "Red River Con
gress," a burlesque of legislation in the style
of the "Third House," which is occasionally
assembled at St. Paul.
The Lake City Leader remembers that
Joseph Klein, a cigar maker who attempted
recently to commit suicide at Winona, is the
man who married the widow of Peter Sass,
who committed suicide at Lake City several
years ago.
The editor of the Lake City Leader, when
in St. Paul a few days ago, called at the
Northern Pacific land office and examined
the products of the Northern Pacific country
on exhibition there, and says: "They art
prodigious, both as to the product per
acre, and as to the growth and quality of the
wheat, oats, barley, rye, etc It is certainly
well worth one's while, when in St. Paul to
call and see this display."
This, [the decision of the Secretary of the
Treasury, that fiat boats on the Red River
will have to pay tonnage dues and come
under the regulations governing common
carriers] will undoubtedly very seriously
affect the flat boat business, but it will have
a tendency to build up and strengthen regu
lar and competing boat lines, and as the time
is now near at bad when the up-river price
of freights will be of full as much import
ance as those down stream, the result may
not be disadvantageous to the general public.
Moorhead Advocate.
The surveyors of the S. M. R. R. are still
in the field, and are now at work on the
crossing of the Blue Earth River. From the
amount of that kind of work that has been
put in along the banks of that stream, first
and last, one would suppose that the most
available crossing-place could be found. Or,
perhaps it is all in fun, just to keep the sur
veyors out of other and greater mischief.
Who knows?[Murtin County Sentinelr
Wheeling has been fair for the past few
days, and as a consequence the farmers have
been coming in with wheat pretty generally.
On Wednesday there were about four hund
red wagon loads came in, making an aggre
gate of some ten thousand bushels of wheat
received. Thursday there was probably
about the same amount received. [Lake
City Leader.
Charles Seasons, a son of John Seasons,
who is in the employ of Gardner & Moore,
made last week 185 flour barrels, which, at
the price paid, fifteen cents each, amounts to
$27.75. This is a good week's work, and we
would like to hear from the Cooper that can
beat it.[Cannon Falls Beacon.
The New Presbyterian church will be dedi
cated on Sunday, Jan. 27th Rev. D. R.
Breed, of St. Paul, is expected to preach and
assist in the dedicatory services. During
Mr. Breed's stay in Moorhead he will de
liver his popular lecture, entitled "Our
Young Women."[MoorJiead Advocate,
We are almost daily in receipt of letters of
inquiry from the Eastern States, as to the
price, location, quality of soil, etc., of land in
our county, the writers expressing their in
tention of visiting this county at an early
day, with a view of selecting a permanent lo
cation.]Martin County News.
The outlook for the ice-business, this sea
son, has been pretty discouraging thus far.
Lake Pipin has always been an ice bonanza
for the Southern country, but unless we
have some cold weather ere long, the crop
will be pretty thin.[Lake City Leader.
Mr. O. P. Laird, of this place, who receiv
ed a letter yesterday from his brother in
Mankato, informs us that the small-pox has
broken out in that place and is spreading
rapidly. Three deaths occurred on Thurs
day from this disease.[Waseca Herald.
Geo. F. Hatch and family, who have spent
the past year or so in California, returned to
their old home in Lake City, on Tuesday
last, where they will make a permanent resid
ence hereafter.[Lake City Leader.
Mr. W, Cotter, whose wife was recently
killed on the Chicago & Northwestern R. R.,
in Iowa, has recovered three thousand dollars
damages from the company.[Owatonna
Review.
Wilhelm Webshall, of St. Mary's, on Mon
day night took advantage of his knowledge
as to the whereabouts of his father's pocket
book and decamped with $150.[Wauca
Herald.
The main traveled roads are in good con
dition for wheeling, and teamsters are busy
hauling off the surplus flour that has accu
mulated in the nulls during the bad roads.
[Cannon Falls Beacon.
Mr. David B. Dole, formerly doing busi
ness in St. Paul and Minneapolis, has
lately spent several weeks here, combining
business with pleasure and recreation.
[Sauk Centre Herald.
Circle Lake is full of fish, and the boys
are after 'em daily. A number of parties
have returned heavily laden with pickerel.
[Dundas News.
A temperance revival is thoroughly arous
ing the people of Mower county. Great en
thusiasm prevails in some towns.[Republi
can.
Meetings are being held at the M. E.
Church this week, having for their object a
special religious awakening.[Owatonna Re
view.
The ice in the lake nas grown sufficiently
strong to admit of teams crossing it.[Lake
City Leader.
Janesville ha improved to the tune of $78,-
000 during 1877.[Waseca Herald.
PEBSONAI*
Hon. J. Farley and wife returned from
Dubuque on yesterday morning's train.
Dr. A. G. Bergen, U. S. A., is registered at
the Metropolitan.
D. K. Clink, the genial and popular trav
eling agent of the house of Wagner & Co., of
Philadelphia, is spending a few days in the
city with headquarters at the Merchants.
The following persons arrived at the Mer- ""J^Sg
chants yesterday: E. Rhodes, Boston J. Buck- I
ingham, Chicago L. Von Blessing, Cincinnati
A. Gray, Lowell, Mass. C. M. Webber, Chicago
Wm. Glindinaing, Philadelphia N. C. Free*
lercksa, C. D. Osborne, Chicago A. A. Mar
shall, Fitchburg, Mass. E. G. Lanz, Phila
delphia M. A. Cunningham, Hastings J. H.
Woolsey, St. Paul H. Giles, Milwaukee E. 0
Malsby, Richmond Jas. McMillan. 8. C. Baker,
Redwood Falls.
Criminal Aeetdeni.
NEWBPRTPOBT, Mass., Jan. 20.James
Hennesy, aged 12, to-day intending to fright- 5
en some little girls took a loaded gun, mien %t 1
it went off, instantly killing RosaFarrelL
aged 6, and wounding two others. ^t
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