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LANCASTER PA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 188(1 Price Twe Ceils. DRY THE HOLIDAYS AT JOHN WANAMAKER'S, CHESTNUT, THIRTEENTH AND MARKET STREETS, AND CITY HALL SQUARE, PHILADELPHIA. q'HE.IIOLiDAY.S. J. There is nowhere in Philadelphia e vaiieda collection et rich goods as here such as fath ers, mothers, brothers, bisters levers, leek for a little later. Therj is an end even of Gills. Our collection is large enough and rich enough, one would suppose, even for a less frugal city than Philadelphia. These goods arc an: new at the hcightel theirglery. Thcchoicc.-tef them aie hen; ; elhcis will come of course ; but the choicest are going. What is equally te the purpose, buyers are new about a-, many as can be comlertably served, and the throng will be denser every lair day till Chri- lums. JOHN WAXAMAKElt. rOlLET FURNISHING. X Sachet-, lilie-,Iainp-shadc-s, pin-eushiens bexc. in --atiii and phtsh, embroidered anil painted. JOIIX WAXAMAKElt. First ciicle. .-tilth west from the centre. JACKS. j Duchc-i; vcl with Point medallions, W) ; the .-aincm:iv be seen elsewhere at 70. JOHN WANAMAKER. Xine counters, southwest from the centre. fM LOCKS J Sd.S.'i te $14.10. all giiurautccd. s-i.sr te $14.10, .JOHN' WAXAMAKElt City-hall square en trance. T OV. Xew room, new toys. .IUIIM WAJSAMAKEilC. Outer circle, we.- of the CI est nut street en trance. HOOKS. L A catalogue el books may be had at the book counter. We want every reader te Ir.ive it. Tin: liit of children's holiday books Is es pecially complete, JOHN WAXAMAKElt. i-eeend counter.'nerthcast from the centre. LADIES' VLSTERS. Then: are two general styles, one closed at the back, t he et her etieu ; the latter is known as ceachmaii'sslyh'. In detail et trimming there is great variety though there is also marked simplicity. G real variety Iu cloths tee. $0.50 te . Cloaks, foreign and heuie-made. Our collec tion is iinjineeedeuttil, whether you legard va riety, quant ilv or value. A lady who buys a eleak of any" sort iu Philadelphia without looking these ever misses the best assortment, perhaps, in the whole country. $5.50 te $2.10. JOIIX .WANAMAKER. Southeast corner of the building. . MISSES' COATS. Mis-ic-.' coats in mere than 70 cloths, shapes and decoration beyond counting. Sizes 2 te 10 veai s. Ulstcrclles in 5 clelln. ulsters In cloths and havelecks in cloths. Sizes (1 te 1G. JOIIX WAXAMAKElt. Southwest corner el the building. UNDERWEAR AND ifOSIERi. We have the best goods the world affords, and the next best, and the next, and seen. There is no place anywhere, where you can see se large a collection el the different grades el geed, all passing for what they are, and nothing ler what it is net, cotton for cotton, mixed ter mixed, wool for wool, silk ler silk. JOIIX WAXAMAKElt. Outer circle. Chestnut strct, entrance te Ttiiiieentii street entrance. f ,; .'MIHMIDERIES. Ij New Embroideries' are already in. Our stock is new in the condition you expect te find it iu at. Xev. Year's, i", c. the sluing novel ties are here. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. Third circle, southwest from the centre. CARPETS. The choicest luxurious carpets; the most substantial carpets; the lowest prices: punc tual service. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. Market street front, up stairs. SILKS. " Evening silks in the Arcade, cast side. The same and many ether patterns are within. JOIIX WAXAMAKElt. Next outer circle, southeast from the centre. 1?iM BROIDERIES. Zi Our next spring's novelties iu embroi deries are jut new received ; tbey usually come, at New Year's. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. Next outer circle, southwest from 1 he centre. J ACES. j Laces change daily. Our sales are large, our variety always large, and but little of any one sort. Compare prices. A quarter below thcmaikct is net uncommon. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. Xine counters, southwest from the centre. WRAPS, &c. Such a stock of foreign cloaks as Phila delphia lias net betere seen, $10 te $250: shawls near by ; dresses up stairs. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. Southeast corner cl the building. 3?URS. Furs of all sorts arc going fast. They went fitst last year and advanced iu price as the sea son advanced. They are going up again. We shall net i-.use prices till wc have te buy. Ex pect te lind hcie whatever you want, irem a bitel trimming up. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. Thiileenth street entrance. COATS AXI ULSTEKS FOK CHILDKEX. Xet se great variety, as for ladies ; but much larger than anywhere else here. Coats. 2 te 0 years : in thirty different mate rials, drub, blue ami brown cords with fleecy black: cellar and cuff? et plush ; also in ten camel's hair cloth, trimmed with seal-cloth. Coats, 4 te hi years : in thirty cloths trim med with plain stitching, plush, seal cloth, chiuchillaiir and velvet, $2 te $!C. Ulsterettes, 0 te l(i years ; in five cloths, with seal cloth cellar and cuffs. Ulsters, 6 te 10 years; in eight cloths, trim med with plush stitching, heed and plush. Havelecks, 4 te 1G years ; two styles. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. BOYS' CLOTHING. Our trade isj list what it ought te be for the lacilitiesnnd advantages we enjoy. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. East el central aisle, near Market street. CHINA AND GLASS WAKE. Tackloeng prcelain, -plates only, for din ner or desf.crt, five patterns, $25 te $30 per dozen. llaviland dinner sets ; Camillc pattern, $140 ; elsewhere. $200. Tressed, 140; elsewhere, $200. Tressed with Moresque border and decoration of grasses and butterflies, $225; elsewhere, $275. The latter is in the Arcade, Chestnut street entrance, te-day. Table glas-iwaie. English, fctrawberry-dia-niend cut : every article required for the tabic useful or ornamental. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. Northwest corner et the building. PLUSH HAND-BAGS. And a great variety of ether kinds. Alse pe.-ket books, embroidered leather ciril c-ises, cigar cases, and everything in leather geed". JOIIX WAXAMAKElt. Third circle northwest from centre. Chestnut, Thirteenth and Market streets, and City Hall square. JOHN WANAMAKER, Chestnut; Thirteenth and Market Streets, And City Hall Square, Philadelphia. irZXJIS AXD S. CLAY MILLER pE3PECTFULLY calls the attention of his friends as well as Ew the public in general te his Superior Stock of Old Whiskies; Gibsen's, Dougherty's, Gughenheimer, Hanniesville, Overhelt and Gaft's Pure Bye, from four te eight years old, which he has recently bought -from first hands for Cash, and will sell from the original package at reasonable prices, at Ne. 33 Penn Square. uoens. GIFTS. Te buy Holiday Gilts early Is geed art vice : The best trade is early ; and the best trade carries off the best things. JOHN WAXAMAKEIt. , , LFKED WRIGHT'S PERFUMES. J HIS Mary Stuart is probably ihc most j lasting el all the agreeable perfumes; hone of I the lereign ones approach it. It is very rich, strong and lull of lite; it isagieeablc te mere persons, probably, than any ether perfume. I Wild Olive is next in popularity ; this also I is singularly powerful and lasting. White - Re-cis delicate and latin We keen the nrel'errcd odors of all the lirst- i elass periuiners, such as Lubin. liuilcy, Atkin son ami ceiuiray ; uutei Alfred v rights we keep all. Bring an uii'H'rfumed handkerchief; ami you shall h ive a sample of any odor veu wish. JOHN WAXAMAKElt. First circle, northwest from the center. C" 10 LORE I DRESS GOODS. Tnc following, just received, are away down iu prices : French Camel's hair, 47 inch, $'.7iund .8."; French cheviot suiting, silk and wool, 45 Inch, $').7."; French feule, all wool, 28 inch, $f).2S. 113' looking out for such opportunities a lady may often save half. JOHN WAXAMAKElt. Xine counters, Thirteenth street entrance. BLACK GOODS. A lady wanting any of the lollewing will be obliged for the mention of them ; Silk ami wool satin dc Lyen, 85 cents ; silk laced veleurs, $1; meiilie cloth, 75 cents; datnasse drap d' etc, $1.50 ; damasse cashmere, $1.25. All the prices cxcpt the first are probably below the cost of manufacture, and even the first may be. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. Next outer circle, southwest Irem the center. '1'RIMMING FOK DKESSES AXD CLOAKS. X Our trade requires the largcstand Ircshcst stock of these goods, fringcs,passemcnterie or naments, girdles, tassels, spikes, rings, balls, buttons. We have novelties net te be found anywhere else. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. Xexleulercircle, northwestfreui the center. 4J HAWLS, &c. O A few shawN are shown in the Arcade; gentlemen's dressing gowns anil smoking ja'ekets iu the same case. Mere are within. -. JOHN WAXAMAKElt. East of the Chestnut street entrance. 1?UKS. I Our work-room is full of preparation, se lull that wc cannot crowd it faster. We have ready, also, alarge stock of finished garments, fur and fur lined. We have sacqucs and dolmans in sealskin dyed in Londen we have none but London Lendon Londen dyed seal. Wc have them in great numbers, and, of ceur-c, inallsizcs including extremes. Prices, from $125 te $250. Louden controls the seal market el the world There have been two advances in price since our furs were bought. Wc shall net advance till wc have te buy again; we have net advanced at all, as yet. Wc have, at S1U5, seal sacqut-s such us you will leek in vain ter elsewhere at the price. Fur lined circulars ami dolmans -in very great varierv. We use mostly Satin de Lyen, gres-grain, armure and brocade silk and Sicil ien ne ; ler mourning, Henrietta and Drap rt'Ete. The latter are made le enler only. We have everything worth having in sets trimmings, robe, gloves, caps und the thou-saiiil-:ind-eue. little tilings i hat are kept iu the completes! lists. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. Thirteenth street entrance. SKIRTS. Felt, all colors mid variety of styles, .Vjc te $1 25 ; lhtnucl, blaek, blue, gray, brown and scarlet, $2.5) te $5.75; satin, black, $1.75 te $10.5(1 ; satin, blue, scarlet, brown ami black, $12.30 te $20 ; Italian cloth, black, $1.25 te $5. The variety is very great. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. Southwest corner of the building. 1OYS' OVEKCOATS. ) Xetice t hese two satr.ples : Blue chinchilla sack, velvet cellar and de tachable cape, lined with Fermer's satin, horn buttons. $0.50, Is there another such coat for $6.50? We have sold hundreds et them. Krown-red-and-old-geld diagonal ulsterettc soft wool lining, sleeves lined with a durable, silk-straped fabric, horn buttons, $3.5 J. These are. but but specimens of many. 11 they seem inviting, ethers mav be mere se. See them. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. Central aisle, next te the outer circle, Mar ket street side. 11I5I10XS AXD MILL1NEKY. XV Kihbens and Millinery, you knew, wc have much mere of than any ether house. JOIIX WAXAMAKEK. North of Thirteenth street entrance. LINENS. A very great variety el the finest linens, a very great variety et staple linens, and the lowest prices in Philadelphia. . JOHN WAXAMAKEK. Outer circle. City Hall Square entrance. J IX EN HAXDKEKCIIIEFS. j New goods just received from abroad. Wc have, without doubt, the richest and fullest stock en this side of the Atlantic. We buy from makers, direct, knew the quality of our linen beyond question, and keep below the market besides. JOHX WAXAMAKEK. Second circle, southwest from the centre. SILK HAXDKEKCIIIEFS. The very finest English and French hand kerchiefs and Mufllers; handkerchiefs $1.25 te $2.50: mufflers, $1.50 te $1.50. Else where they arc sold for a quarter mere, at least. JOHX WAXAMAKEK. Second circle, southwest from the centre. UNDERWEAR. Every individual article et Merine or Silk Underwear that we buy we examine te see whether the buttons are sewed en securely anil whether the scams are right and properly fastened. If anything is wrong, back the gar ment gees te the ir.aker, or we right it at his expense. Such has been our practice for a year and a half. Is there another merchant in' Philadel phia who lecs the fame, or who watches the interests et his customers in any simil.tr way? Defects may escape us, ueveithless. Yen de us a taver, if you bring back the. least imper fection te be made geed. JOIIX WANAMAKER. Outer circle. Thirteenth street entrance. "VrUSLIX UNDERWEAR. JlVL Our assortment of all muslin undergar ments is as full as at any time of the year : and when the demand for such is net generally strong we arc often able te buy at unusual ad vantage. We have very nearly the same goods the year "round : but prices vary mere or less. New, for example, probably, there is net te be found In this city or in -New Yerk muslin un dergarments equal te our regular stock except at higher prices. Wc knew et no exception whatever. JOHN WANAMAKER. Southwest corner of the building. RUBBER OVERGARMENTS. De you knew, many are net or Rubber.at all, and arc net waterproof? Wc sell as many as all Philadelphia besides ; real articles only ; and guarantee them. JOHN WANAMAKER. Centra! aisle, near Market street entrance. LIQUORS. CLVltllXU. FALL OPENING H. GrERBART'S l MONDAY, OCTOBER Uth, 1880. A Complete Stock et Cleths, Suitings AN1 OVERCOATINGS. which for elegance cannot be surpassed. The Largest Assortment et ENGLISH AND SCOTCH SUITINGS in this city. Prices as low as the lowest at H.GERHART'S Ne. 51 Nerib Queen Street. FALL A 'D WINTER OVERCOATINGS ! Te-day wc display a full line of the Latent Novelties in Overceatings far the Fall Season, in all the Xew Coloring-, with Silk Facings te match; alsoasnperierlineot Heavy Weights in Xew Designs. Fur Beaver, Seal Skin. Elysianj Mentanak, Ratina and Chinchilla Beaver. Deuble und Treble Milled, all the Xew Mix tures. . Tayler's English IViutrjs, in Plain and Fancy Hacks, Combination Col Cel ors, all made up and trimmed in thw highest Style of Art. SM ALI NG'S THE ARTIST TAILOR, 121 N. QUEEN STREET, MYV&S CLOTHING ! CLOTHING! We have new ready for sale an Immense Stock et Fall and Winter, which are Cut and Trimmed in the Latest Style. We can give you a GOOD STYLISH SUIT AS LOW AS $10.00. PIECE GOODS In great variety, made Je order at short notice at the lowest prices. 1 B. HesMur 4 Sed, 24 CENTRE SQUARE, K-lyrt LANCASTER, PA. tJAJtMSTS. H IGHKST CASH PRICE WIM. K PAID FOK EXTItA NICK CABPET HAGS. Carpets made te order at short notice and satislactien guaranteed. Karc chances in Carpets te reduce block el c AT AXD BELOW COST. CrJl and satisiy ycureclf. Alse, Ingrain, Kag and Chain Carpctslnalmestcndlessvarlety .at H. S. SHIRK'S CARPET HALL, 203 WEST KING STREET, LANCASTER PA. UliSlTUltE. JAa IX WANT OF A CHRISTMAS PRESENT I would respectfully say that new is the time In order te avoid being disuppelntcd te have your presents selected and put aside, and then when the rush comes a little later you will be sure or having your present just when you de sire. I cordially invite a call te sec my assort ment of HOLIDAY GOODS, Furniture and Picture Frames. II myt East King Street. mm ReuuT-Me doing Lancaster Intelligencer. SATURDAY EVENING, NOV. 27, 1880. IS THE STATE "CHRISTIAN?" Governer Hejt's Thanksgiving Procla mation. Why the Werd "Christian" Was Omitted. A Jewish Rabbi AVbe Disagree With Dr. Greemrald. "What Our Lutheran Divine Thlnlcs Make L'sh "Chiistian" Commonwealth. Harrisburg Telegraph. We much fear that some of the geed people of our state may be betrayed into ibrgctfulncss ei the numerous and sub stantial grounds for thanksgiving and a failure te pay humble and devout obser vance te the day, by reason of a- miserable perversion of an. insignificant incident at tending the issne of the proclamation from the executive chamber. We say this be cause wc note in several of our religious exchauges some comments which betray either a misconception of simple facts, or exaggeration in inferences drawn from them. The burden of their complaint is that by reason of "animadversions of prominent Israelites" and demand from them, a change was made in the proclama tion from Christianity te "Judaism or Paganism." and that te quote from one, "Christ is thus crucified again in 1880." Such criticism may be sincere but it is preposterous, if net blasphemous. The statement of the actual fact will remove all excuse for alarm and dispose te cheer ful hearty enjoyment of the national festi val. The proclamation as originally pre pared for the printer, contained the words "I'recChristiaii commonwealth."An attache of the state depart men t under whose eye it was passing suggested that the words might he liable te a sectarian construction ; the truth contained in ths sucstien was recognized, and the sentence thereupon slightly modified. In the meantime a copy iu its original form had get te the telegraph office and was published in the papers as originally dr.iwu. The change was net therefore made en nccenut of any " animadversion" from any source there was no demand and consequently no con cession. All the assaults made against "prominent Israelites" en this false as sumption arc thus unjust and must mis carry. After the printed form was issued one or two entirely respectful letters from well-known Jews were received at the state department free from arguments or "animadvcisieus" and they received re spectful reply. It is impossible te raise a serious issue ever this incident. The gov ernor and the secretary of the common wealth would probably held, personally, net only that this was a " Christian com monwealth," but that it was a Protestant Christian state. Their individual views should mil limit the scope of a state paper. In that they have invited, as was their duty, all the people te a festival in which we arc te worship a Common Father. The call was net intended as an ecclesias tical ukase nor encyclical letter. As a governmental act it need net proceed en any lower assumption than that of " one bleed He hath made all the nations of men for te dwell en all the face of the earth." Jew and eutite in the Synagogue. At the Snyagegue liedcf Shalem. Bread and Green streets, Philadelphia, en Thanksgiving Day, there was a large con gregation at the morning service, a large proportion of whom were Christians. The usual praj crs, with these for the president, governor and ethers in authority, were of fered by the Rev. Sir. Jastrow, the rabbi, after which he introduced the Rev. Dr. W. II. Furness, and stated the object the con gregation had iu view in inviting a minister net of their own creed te occupy their pul pit en this occasion. In doing this Dv. Jastrow used the following language : "There arc cci tain words and phrases that long survive the ideas they were orig inally designed te represent. Wc still speak of sunrise and sunset, although the Copernican system has long ceased te be a mere conjectural theory. Wc speak of a coat of-mail and armor of strength, though knowing that gun-powder has changed the system of defense in warfare beyond rec ognition. Harmless as the presentation of such verbal relies is in poetry and figu rative speech, it cannot be tee severely protested against in public and social life. It was such a pretest that recently was raised against the use of the phrase " Christian Commonwealth," in a publi cation addressed te the citizens of this state, net as professors of a certain creed or creeds, net as Christians or Jews, but as members of a commonwealth which all et us claim te be attached te with sincer ity. "The promptness with which the chief magistrate of Pennsylvania has tried te correct an error, of which he had been mere of a victim than a participant, was creditable te himself as it was te these di rectly interested in his action. The iden tification of the word "Christian" with "civilization," is one of these verbal relics of antiquated views which carry with them dangerous prejudices. Modern research has established the fact that the two cur rents which combine into making up our present civilization are the Greek, with its aesthetic refinement, and the Hebrew witli its stern morality. History further shows that the Jewish people occupied a high position in science and enlighten ment at a time when the se-called Chris tian world was busily engaged in destruc tive sports of all kinds. Every impartial observer of our own days readily admits that in this point of charity and humanity Jews may fairly claim at least an equal rank with their Christian fellow-citizens. Yet, it is but a few days age that in our city .of Brotherly Leve the words " Chris tian love and sympathy " fell inadvertently from the lips of the presiding officer of a charitable society which, counts among its co-laborers many an active Jew and Jew ess. " It pay be that, owing te centuries of continued oppression, we are a little mere sensitive than is reasonable ; yet we claim nothing but justice for ourselves when we are anxious te abolish from the dictionary of daily talk words which modern thought has proved te be misapplied. It is in order te contribute our share towards the purifi cation of our glossary, that this congrega tion has deemed it fit, en a national day like this, te demonstrate that, in public and social life, we are before all men, human beings, all endowed with the same faculties by Him who recognizes no face and takes no bribery.; in the second place, citizens enjoying equal rights and 'subject te the same duties; acd, in the third rank,Jews,guidedby,the principle, Have we net all one father, has net one Ged created us? Why, then, should we deal faithlessly with our author ? It is in this season that we wish te give utterance te the idea, that when the nation calls us cither for prayer or for action, we knew of no distinction of faith no barrier separating creed from creed. It is for the purpose of giving os tensible evidence of these our sentiments that we have this year again invited te occupy this pnlpit, net one of our own re ligious creed, but one of our faith iu the brotherhood of mankind a faith of which we can find no nobler representative than Rev. Dr. Wm. II. Furness." Dr. Furness, in the course of his ad dress, which occupied about half an hour in delivery, referred te the equality et all men before the law in the United States, and te the fact that we had no privileged classes. We had seen, net only iu Europe, but in this country, the curse of inequality wiped out by streams of bleed, aud the distinctions of class productive of as much misfortune te the privileged as te" the op pressed. He also spoke at some length of the cordial welcome offered by bur people te European immigrants, and especially te these Jews Ueeinir from oppression in Roumania, their native land, whom he welcomed, net only for their industry and thrift, but also as furnishing anetheir evi dence of the wisdom of Providence. Though politically ruined, he said, they are still a nation teachers of religion, descendants of that people that gave us Himwhesuifered death for the salvation of mankind. On adny like this, continued Dr. Furness, all denominations can join in thanksgiving te the Lord for blessings net only et a material character, but es pecially for these of a spiritual nature, in asmuch as the ideas of humanity aud the brotherhood of mau issuing from this country prove that our people arc des tined te be teachers of mankind in the same manner as the Jews have been te this day. Oar Christian Commonwealth. Kev. Dr. Greenwahl's Thanksgiving Sermon. Where is there a higher or mere beauti ful type of civilization thau in our coun try, where the whole laud is dotted ever witli churches aud school houses ? Here Christian devotion, education and social culture arc essentially blended together. Here intelligent, refined, virtuous, happy; Christian homes, arc seen everywhere. See the quiet Sabbath stillness that pre vails everywhere iu city and country see all classes blending together with mutual sympathy in joy and in sorrow sec the beautiful amenities in the social circle, where male and female unite in perfect equality, with unicscrvcd frankness, yet with the highest purity and modesty see everywhere the happy homes of the daily toiler, where pity governs the hearts of parents and children, and love has its "home. Where is this scene surpassed for beauty aud pleasure ? Jews and infidels share its advantages aud blessings as de all ethers. And it is Ciiristiuiuty alone that has produced it. It is in Christian lauds alone that this spectacle is seen. It is net in Jewish lands, nor in heathen lauds, nor in Mehammedan lands, nor in any laud but in lands where Christianity gives tone te religion aud morals, and social culture, where these beautiful scenes are beheld. Would "prominent Israelites" destroy it ? Would blatant infidels break it down ? Would we gain anything, if they did ? Would Jews and intidels be happier them selves, if they would change and destroy all this ? If we renounce Christ and Chris tianity silence all our pulpits ; shut all our churches ; burn all our Bibles ; step all offerings of prayer and singing of hymns iu the name of Christ, ami convert our country into a land of Pharisees aud heathens, and infidels, would our typu of civilization be highev, our morals purer, our homes happier ? Te ask these ques tions is te answer them. A very unwise aud sad exchange would the people of this country make if the "animadversions" of Jews and infidels would be successful in bringing about the change. We may we'll thank Ged te-day that our holy Christian ity is se firmly rooted in the affections of wise and geed men everywhere, that the bitter hostility of its enemies is net likely te shake their confidence in it, or their love for it. Let us extend our inquiry into another direction and ask, What has Christianity done te remote the evils of the icerld, and te promote the geed order, morals and security ej society : Tne Dark Contrast te I lie Foregoing. We knew what the world was before the light and sanctifying influence of Christi anity were brought te bear upon it. It was in a sad condition as te morals and safety and happiness, lint a very brief glance at it will suffice for our description of it this morning. The gods of the most enlightened pagans were monsters of vice. The actions as cribed te them bring the blush new upon the check of virtue. Paul says it is a shame even te speak of them ; and se it is. Their worshipers weic like them. The gods were patrons of vice, and the people practiced vice. Human victims were sacri ficed te their gods, and their worship was offered in the bleed of their fellow men. The wickedness and impurity practiced iu their worship were such as no virtuous man could read without shuddering. The gods were entreated by costly offerings, en splendid altars, te favor the indulgence of unnatural lusts, and the most horrid mur ders. Seneca, himself n pagan, says they lisp the most abominable prayers te the cars of their gods, and if a man is found listening they are silent. What a man ought net te hear they de net blush te rehearse te Ged. Scenes of bleed and slaughter were public diversions of the people. Hume, the skeptic, says of the Remans, at the most illustrious period of their history, that se common was the hoi rid practice of poisoning each ether that iu one season a prscter had upwards of three thousand cases before him. Se de praved in private life, says Hume, were the people whose history wc se much ad mire that suicide was net only extensively practiced, but was commended as virtu ous. Seneca pleaded for it. Cicere was its advocate. Brutus and Cassius, with many ethers, both defended and practiced it. These were the great lights of the heathen world. Ne wonder the ignorant populace were in darkness, aud practiced scenes of crime and vice at which wc shud der. Infanticide, was se universally prac ticed that the Reman empire was stained with the bleed of murdered infants from one end te the ether. What must have been the state of domestic virtue when such an inhuman practice was defended by the learned as wise, was countenanced by the magistrates as useful, and was regard ed by public sentiment as innocent ! Every indecency was common. Even Hume says that among the polished Greeks and Remans "men and women laid aside all regard te jchastity." Such low and de graded vices and crimes were net only practiced in private, but were sanctioned by the public laws, and were perpetrated without shame. Neither were ethers who witnessed them ashamed of these who practiced them. Their most rcnewed phil osophers practiced and defended infamous vices that are tee revolting even te be named. And yet these are the men whom modern infidels would held up for the inti mation of the young of our day. New let it be understood that this de scriptien belongs te the most intellectual and cultivated people of the pagan world. It is descriptive net of the low, ignorant and debased classes but of the high, wealthy and best classes--philosophers, magistrates, aud teachers of ethers. Such was the world, and had been for ages iu its highest and best estate, when Christ was born, and when Christianity began its dif ficult work of reforming the religion, and morals, and institutions of society. It was a hard work, but Christianity accomplished it. It had never been attempted before. It was never eveu thoughtef before. Chris tianity, single banded, attempted the great work, and the results are wonderful. See f what it has done. "Loek around," says Bishop Mcllvaine, "upon the countries ever which the in fluence of Christianity has been exerted : these especially where the religion of Jesus has been enjoyed in its greatest purity and cultivated with truest devotion. Where are the remains of the abominations that prevailed before? Crime exists, indeed, but only in hidden dens. It shuns the light. Laws de net afford it countenance. Public sentiment drives it into concealment. What would the feeling of society new say te a show of gladiators ; te the legalized exposure and murder of infants by the hands of mothers ; te the public, deliber ate murder of worn-out slaves ; te the jus tification of suicide and theft; and lying, aud assassination, and the acknowledged practice of the most odious and indecent sensuality, by theso who are looked up te as the moral teachers and examples' of so ciety ? Hew would idolatry, with all its cruelties and obscenities ; its profligate deities, its human sacrifices, its hidden mysteries of iniquity and uastiness, and public ritual of vice and prostitution and impurity affect the public mind, were its temples, and images, and lascivious cere cere cere monicsnew set up, and publicly practiced iu our cities ? It is net enough te say that in countries where all these abomina tions once existed without restraint and in full sympathy with the public taste, they have long since been driven away with ab horrence." This is much but there is much mere than this. It required a terrible struggle te banish them. They died hard. But they were net only banished, but some thing infinitely better was put in their stead. Infidelity new would tear down Christian institutions, but it gives us nothing and does net even pretend te give us anything better in their stead. But when Christianity tore down pagan ism and its abominations, it gave the world something far better in their stead. " Positive blessiengs, in every form, and for every class of society, have risen up in their place. A measure of virtue which would have singled out an ancient pagan philosopher as a wonderful exception te the rest of the . world, is absolutely necessary new te a character of ordinary decency. Benevo lence, sii'jli as was net known in Greece or Reme, a:i I, had it appeared, would net have bee. i comprehended, is new a matter of common, daily intercourse between man and man. An incalculable improvement has been effected in all departments of hu mau affairs, from the administration of national government, down te the most retired relations of the family circle. The cruelties and vices which were daily prac ticed by rulers of nations, aud for which they were applauded, would new arouse the indignation of all classes of the people, te such a pitch that they would be hurled from power with uuivcrsal contempt. A spirit of equity, moderation and respect for the inteicsts aud happiness of the com munity, is rcquired iu the governments of countries under the influence or Christian ity, which was hardly conceived of by the nations of antiquity, and, if it ever ap peared, was a marvelous exception te the general rule. Laws, regenerated in their principles, arc enacted in wisdom, and ex ecuted with a faithfulness utterly unknown te the heathen. Instead of the despotic harshness with which a father was once permitted te rule ever his children aud his wife, as his tools and slaves, universal sen t iment demands it, as necessary even te decency, that he shall be kind te them as his own flesh, and as the rightful sharers iu all his comforts. Women have been ele vated from the rank of beasts of burden te an equal participation in all the refine ments and blessings of society. The con dition of the dependent classesef the com munity has been raised from that of con tempt, and oppression, and utter ignorance te a level, in peiut of natural right, te the condition of the highest; while education shines upon their dwellings, and religion seeks their souls, as worthy of all sacrifices which Christian bcncvolcnce can make for their salvation."! t .Hellrainc's Evidence of Christianity, p. 291. 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