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r - 13 HEWS OF CHURCHES. A Pastor's Personal Appearance Too Oflen Secures Him a Charge. FEESH AND INTERESTING GOSSIP. Opinions of Ministers Expressed at Quiz Meeting Monday. the BEADABLE ITEMS POE CHRISTIANS Jnst now there are many churches with out pastors who are seeking those who shall, Sabbath after Sabbath, occupy their pul pits, be visitors at their homes, and be looked up to as their leaders in religious work. In calling ministers, however, how many there are in the congregations that seem to lose sight of the real work and worth of the minister. How many sermons preached by candidates" are listened to for the real benefit to be derived from them? "Walk out among the congregation that has just heard a "candidate" preach and hear the remarks. Are they in reference to the sweetness of the gospel he has proclaimed? Hot always. It is the cut of his coat, the color of his necktie, the gestures he uses, the loudness or the quietness of his delivery, the rapidity or slowness with which he speaks; does he use manuscript or memorize his sermons, and so discard the use of paper in the "pulpit? Is he graceful in appearance, is be married, and, it so, what kind of a woman is his wifeT We have known a case where one of the beet preachers of the day was voted against because he had a mustache; another because his neck tie was not as straight in place as it might have been. Churches that are candidating ana changing pastors need more of a looking glass religion than the microscope land we ha e too much of at present. There is unrest among the ministry, truly, but it is not all on their side, home churches would do well to think it better to bear the ills we have than fly to others we know not of." If all ministers can say love watches o'er my quiet ways. Kind voices apeak my name. And lips that find It hard to please Are blow at least to blame then they will feel encouraged to labor on and say 1 have the things I ask ofTcee, hat more shall I desire? That still m v soul may restless bo Ana only xnee aebire. . At the "Quiz" meeting of the Presbyterian Ministerial Association on Monday, led ts Rev. L 2?. Bays, D. D., Dr. Kumler thought letters of recommendation should not bo given to those who had not discharged all their obliga tions to the church, including financial, as, if they had not they were not honest. Rev. J. T. Gibson thought licentiates might officiate at marriages, as well as ordained ministers. Rev. W. P. fahrom, D. D., -would admit those of moral character to membership who had not been converted, although much depended on circumstances. Rev. J. J. Beacom, D. D., thought that young men should not preach be fore their licensure.laslthey could not prepare to preach and preach at the same time. Cap tain Wisbart thought no man should be al low ed to preach or sell liquor without license. Rev. D. S. Kennedy would publicly rebuke those who were talking in the choir; choristers should be Christians. Rev. John Fox thought it no worse for the choir to tal It than for visit ing ministers in the pulpit. The question to which most interest was attached was post poned, as Dr. Robinson was not present to answer it Other theological questions ere discussed by Prof. K. T. llcClelland, by proxy, and Dr. Purres. Church Notes. The Methodist boards ask $2,331,134 for mis sion work the coming year. The Baptist Ministers' Conference will listen to "reports" on Monday morning. ' MCCaxdless Avenue Presbyterian Church added 11 new members last Sunday. At the Japanese Mission in San Francisco tea yonng men were recently baptized. Bishop Wai.dk. has been chosen to visit the M E. Missions of South America. Saxeh, Mass., has the original First Church of .North America. It was erected in 1631. The second week in November is the "Week of Prayer throughout the world for young men. THEifational Council of the Congregational churches will meet in Worcester, Mass., No vember 9-li Twelve hundred adults were baptized into the membership of the M. E. Church in North India last year. The revival singer, Ira D. Sankey, has de cided to settle down, and will make his home on Long Island. The pastor of the Third TJ. P. Church, Rev, E. S. McKitrick, will resume charge of the work to-morrow. Rev. G. C. VrNCEXT, D. D., pastor of the TJ. P. church, of Latrobe, lies very sick at his home lu Allegheny. The General Council of the Lutheran Church will appoint ministers to preach in the churches to-morrow. Next Thursday evening at 730 the Synod of Pennsylvania will meet in the Second Presby terian Church, Altoona. Rev. "W. D. Ieoxs, McDonald. Pa., will preach at the Jit. Washington TJ. P. Church next Friday evening at 7.15. Many of the pulpits will be supplied to-morrow by members of the M. E. Conference now meetinc in Emory Church, East End. Rev. "W. H. McMillak, D. D., of Alle gheny, commemorated the twenty-fifth anni versary of his ordination on Sunday. The organ is again causing trouble at the TJ. P. Church, Canonsbnrg. Presbytery will be called on to quiet the warring elements. St. Benedict's Cjtholic chapel (col ored), on Fulton street, is being extensively re paired. This was formerly the Oldshue man sion. The old United Presbyterian Church, corner Seventeenth street and Penn avenue, will give way to a new St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church. Religious meetings for yonng men are held every Tuesday and Saturday evenings, also on Sunday afternoons at 4 o'clock in the Y. M. a A. rooms. Rev. Me. Aitlegate has resigned the pas torate of the McKeesport Co-operation Church. He went there from Rock Island, Ilk, about a 3 ear ago. A lady has given 510,000 a year for church extension of the Reformed Episcopal Church, and property worth S300.000 to the seminary of that body. Fourth TJ. P. Church, Pittsburg, received 35 members on Sunday last, making a total of 417. The Wllkinsburg Church received 19 tho fcanic day. A DUJ.EAB.D minister at TJmontown, Pa was put on trial fur allowing women in his congregation to wear fancy bonnets, feathers, bustles, etc ' Christ Church. TJnivcrsalist. started May L now has 66 members. Rev.Tv. Williams, pastor, is pushing the work energetically and aggressively. A farewell reception to Rev. T. E. Cum mings and bride, "Rho go to India, was given at the Third TJ. P. Church, Allegheny, on Thurs day evening. The semi annual meeting of the TJ. P. Wo man's Missionary Society was held at Etna on Thursday. A balance of 8312 was reported in the treasury. The Btate Sunday School Conventisn was . held at Williamsnort this week, at which them Was a large attendance of prominent Sunday School workers. Rev. James E. Ikvike is called to the pas torate of the Third Presbyterian Church, Al toona. Ho was formerly a member of Alle gheny Presbytery. Rev. J. C. Heerojt, lately pastor of She nango and Sandy Lake congregations, died October Z He had been sick for nearly a year with heart disease. The subject at the Presbyterian Ministerial Association next Monday morning will be "The Hebrews of the Present Day," to be opened br Rev. E. R. Donehoo. A union farewell missionary meeting will be held in the First TJ. P. Church, Allegheny, on Sunday evening. Dr. J. B. Dales is expected to deliver an address. Rev. W. J. Reid. D. Dm will conduct tho ktudy of the Sunday school lesson to-day in tho Fi, A.r5?,ni'-. Subject: "Tho Ark Brought Back to Zton." The annual meeting of tho Woman's Homo Missionary Boclety of the Methodist Episcopal axa WWfr Church will be held in Roberts Park Church, Indianapolis, October 31. Bishop Phelas issued a circular, which was read last Sunday in the churches of the Diocese of Pittsburg, asking for contributions for the Johnstown churches. The State Association of Congregational Churches is in session at Corry. Rev. A. M. Hills, pastor of the First Congregational Church, Allegheny, Is in attendance. Rt. Rev. Bishop Phelan- will administer the sacra ro ent of confirmation at StMary's and St Joseph's Churches to-morrow, the former at 10 A. H the latter at 3 p. M. Rev. George Hodges, of Calvary Church, will deliver an address at St Mark's Guild House, South Eighteenth street on Thursday evening next, on "The Crusaders.'' The constitution of the Society ot Christian Endeavor has been translated into German, French, Tamii, Chinese, Japanese, Zulu, Turk ish and various dialects of Southern India. St-od of Pittsburg will bold Its twenty eighth annual meeting at Indiana, Pa., next Tuesday, at 2 P. M. The opening sermon will be preached by Rev. A. R. Anderson, D. D. The First Co-operative District of the Dis ciples Church raised 59,000 last year, and 87 new members were admitted. Their convention was held in the First Church, Allegheny, this week. Rev. J. W. Harsha, in his paper on "Fu neral Reform," before the Ministerial Asso ciation, advocates short and simple religions services, private interments and much less display. At the Woman's Home Missionary Society of Washington Presbytery, it was reported that 52.122 81 had been donated the past year. The society pledged 5200 toward building a school in Alaska. Gospel temperance meeting will be held in the W. C. T. TJ. rooms, in Wilson's building, Frankstown avenue. East End, to-morrow at 2.30. A minister of the M. E. Conference will deliver the address. At a congregational meeting of the Elmer Street Presbyterian Church, held Monday evening last a unanimous call was extended to the Rev. Beth K. Gordon, of Parnassus, Pa., to become their pastor. Mrs. Florence Wischnewetsky has given herself up to the amelioration of the condition of the working women. She is the daughter of Jndge W. D. Kelley, better known as "Pig Iron Kelley." The Centennial Roman Catholic Congress will meet in Baltimore NovemDer U, and will be called to order by the Hon. John Lee Car roll, grandson of Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Rev. Db. Seiss. of Philadelphia, preached the opening sermon on Thursday morning at the General Council of the Evangelical Lu theran Church of North America. It is 21 years since uus body met in rittsDurg. The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian JChurch, New York, of which Rev. John Hall,D.D., is pastor, has 2,411 members, and contributed 5250,712 last year, all ot which went for mission and charitable work except $35,681. Rev. T. W. Joj.es, of Philadelphia, and Rev. W. Puddyfoot "the John B. Gough of Mis sions," will deliver addresses at the First Con gregational Church, corner Franklin and Man hattan streets, on Snnday evening. In 1873,the Reformed Episcopalians separated from the Protestant Episcopalians. Now they have 106 churches, 7 bishops, 10,000 communi cants, church property worth $2,000,000, and a theological school in Philadelphia. At New Castle this week has been held the annual meeting of the Y. M. C. A Rev, Dr. Purves, of this citv, delivered the principal ad dress. Mr. Ira I). Sankey presented to the as sociation the new $50,000 building and library. The Methodist Episcopal Church of Miamis burg has just gone over its record for several years and paid up all their deficiencies in pas tors' and presiding elders' salaries. Many other churches might learn a useful lesson from this action. T&B Ministerial Association, on Monday next, will discuss the question, "Can Pure Gospel Literature, Without Fictitious Embel lishments, be Made Attractive to Children? If so, Howl"' Rev. R H. Hood will open the dis cussion. The audience room of the Seventh TJ. P. Church will be reopened to-morrow morning. Rev. S. R. Frazier, of Yonngstown, "O., will preach. The church has been frescoed, painted, carpeted and cushioned. Rev. J. D. Sands is the pastor. Rev. Dn.ToWNSEND,pastor of the Unitarian congregation, which meets in McCance Block, widely known as the founder of the New The ology movement, was for 18 years a Methodist minister. His last work with them was the Asbury Church, Buffalo. The Rev. E. E. Fife will preach In the Sec ond TJ. P. Church, Allegheny, at 1030 A. M., to morrow. Mr. Fife and his wife will sail on Wednesday for India to engage in mission work. He will be supported entirely by this church for a period of ten years. Rev. J. H. Aughet has resigned the pastor ate of Mountain Top Presbyterian Church. He does this because the railroad companies have removed their engines from the mountain. 1 He was presented with a beautiful reclining chair and Mrs. Aughcy with a handsome al bum. Pittsburg and Allegheny districts of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Bociety met at North Avenue M. E. Church on Friday last The report showed that SI 889 had been received, 5100 more than last year. Mr. Charles M. Miller spoke on India, exhibiting idols and other curi osities. Mrs. Rev. Dillon Prosser gives the use of her elegant residence on Madison avenue, Cleveland, for five years to the Methodist Epis codal Churches to establish a deaconesses' home. The rooms will be furnished by the churches, and the deaconesses will look after the infirm, the sick and the dying. Cardinal Gibbons in a pastoral letter says: There is a population of 9,000,000 Roman Cath olics in the United States, with 13 archbishops, 77 bishops, 8,000 priests, 10,500 churches and chapels, 27 seminaries for candidates for the ministry. 650 colleges. 3.100 parish schools and 620 hospitals and orphan asylums. The salient points of discussion in tho Protestant Episcopal Convention the past week have been as to the constitution of her courts shall each diocese have a court of its own, or shall there be a national court? Many earnest words were spoken in favor of a conrt of ap peal. The abridged service was ordered Incor porated in the Book of Common Prayer. Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, D. D., has been oven two months' leave of absence by hl church, during which time he will visit the Holy Land, especially to get information for the "Life of Christ," on which he is engaged. He starts on the 30th mst, and will be accom- SaniedbyMrs. Talmage and their daughter lay. They will take withthema stenographer and an artist In the United States there are 101,824 Sab bath schools, 8,315,431 scholars, 1,100,104 teach ers. Pennsylvania is the banner State In num ber of schools, having 8,729, though New York has more scholars. Pennsylvania has 964,599, New York 879,413. Louisiana is at the toot, with 522 schools and S2.617 scholars. Philadel. phia leads all the cities, with C16 schools and 178,865 scholars. New York has 600 schools and 172.000 scholars. Brooklyn, 263 schools and 97. U33 scholars. MEXICO'S BEST BUSINESS MAN. Louis Hncllcr, Who Owns 3,300,000 Acres in Chlhnuhua State. Chicago Times. A carriage drove rip to the Leland yester day atternoon and there alighted a short, heavy-set man with a dark mustache. He gave some directions about a eonple of steamer trunks and registered. He was Louis Hueller, Mexico's greatest business man and one of the wealthiest capitalists in J America, ite cas been the nrst owner ot all the extensive grants given by the Mexi can government for the last ten years. He comes here irom Germany, whither he has been on a most important mission. So says one familiar with the business transaction of the Mexican concessionaire. It is said that Mr. Hueller has completed negotiations with the German Government and several big German syndicatesby which large tracts of land in Chihuahua will be colonized by German immigrants. In that State Mr. Hueller owns some 3,500,000 acres. Prince Hohenlohe is the prime mover in the enterprize, which is looked upon with favor by Bismarck. Mr. Hueller would say noth ing about his plans last night, though he stated that Germany has offered to loan Mexico 530,000,000 to pay the subsidy of her railroads. IV'Our Congress of Americas," said Mr. Hueller, "is strongly disapproved by Ger many and England. The European nations, fearing that ere long the United States will control all the trade of Mexico and Central America, are naturally displeased; and it would not surprise me if they took active measures to counteract any treaty made by the United States." 'MEBLmD PRIME MA rfcu' story for the llltle ones in to-morrow's DlSPATCH- nBTMTBBrffr !pi-i - THE WITH ALL ITS FAULTS Washington is Yet the Place for the World's Big Reception. A LADY GIVES ITS PROS AND CONS, Recalling the Crudities Dickens Criticized 30 Tears Ago, COMPARED WITH WHAT HE DIDN'T SEE COItEE6rONDEJ)CE or TILE DISPATCH.! "WASHrxGTON, October 1L The selec tion of a site for the World's Exposition -is simply becoming a craze. If we listen to the zeal ot nationality, the passion of patri otism and honor, the consecrated memories of the martyrs of liberty, Washington is the city that the heart of the American will choose, and the world therefore pay homage to the capital of the greatest government on the globe. The American, from the North and the South, the East and the West, will make the pilgrimage, and behold, perhaps for the first time, the Mecca of the Union. A national celebration of such import ance can only fitly be held at the national capital. The memories, humorous, pathetio and historical, that cluster around this city, are dear to every patriotic heart. After the timid affected Anglo-maniac, how exhilarat ing it is to hear even a great hulking West erner express himself, for he shows his heart L and his loyalty when he says: "i nave traveled over jsurope, seen Br. Paul's and Westminster Abbey, St. Peter's and the cathedrals, and I have never seen a building yet that comes anyways near the capital at Washington it is so big and so white!" Not until the great conflict between the North and South threatened our capital, did the city of Washington become truly the capital of the nation; but, in the honr of danger, it became sacred to millions of people. . ITS SIMPLICITY. The simplicity of our Republican Govern ment is illustrated in the rise from humble positions in the capital to seats in Congress. Many of our best Senators have thus worked their way from a page or employe to honored positions. In the days when the Senate sat with closed doors (if we glance over Congressional records, we shall find) human nature was just as hard to manage and as inharmonious as now. These records show that the men now alluded to as dignified statesmen were very human some of them pos sessing fiery tempers, sensitiveness to criticism and temperaments obstinate over an opinion hastily formed. Closed doors kept the world from knowing of these cyclones of sectional passion. The despot of the debates, for many years, was the ec centric John Randolph, whose replies to sentiments he did not favor were full of stinging criticisms and angry sarcasm. He was followed by John Qumcy Adams, whose delight was to raise a storm of de bate. Cold-blooded, logical anl merciless, no insinuation or sarcasm exasperated him, and attacks on him were like throwing fire crackers at an iceberg." There is surely less interest taken in Con gressional proceedings now than in the old days. The question now is "How long did he speak?" not "What did he say?" As the Senators begin to congregate, groups are formed until a rap from the presiding officer commands silence. The prayer that follows does not often have many devout hearers. The members, comfortably seated in easy chairs, PEETEND TO LISTER, if the session is their first, but soon attain that concentration of thought which enables them to read newspapers, write letters or retire to the cloak rooms, and yet vote on the question, with no other forfeiture of principle than the sweet sin of wielding official power as they will. The forms oHrasiness in the House, too, are unintelligible to strangers, and the gesticulations and cries of "Mister Speaker" not heeded, for Mr. Speaker is keeping his promises of days before, in recognizing those members who have had the promise of the floor. "I have beep a member of this House three successive sessions," said an angry Representative a day or two ago, "and dur ing that time have caught the measles, the whooping-cough and the influenza; but I have never yet been able to catch the Speaker's eye." "Wire pnlling" is, perhaps, the most effective business of the Senate also. Through the press representatives legisla tive action is daily reported to millions of people. The oratory cannot compare with the days of extemporaneous speaking when the sentiments came from the heart of the speaker and were not penned by some "hired secretary." In the old days speeches that were desired for publication would be written out in full by the Senator after they had been delivered. To-day eo much do some of the speeches belong to other minds that the Senator who reads would scarcely recognize his "eloquent utterances" after the lapse of a few weeks. Washington has been called "the, head quarters ot tobacco tinctured saliva'," and critics thought they could not exaggerate the extent to which the habit is practiced. The judge, the lawyer and the prisoner IS ALLOWED HIS CTJSPIDOEE, while jurymen and spectators cannot be out done in this habit. It is not SO years since Charles Dickens wrote a description of Washington, saying: "Plant a great deal of coarse turf in every place where it ought not to be; plow up all the roads; erect three handsome buildings in stone and marble anywhere but the more entirely out of everybody's way the better call one the postoffice.'one the Pat ent Office and one the Treasury; make it scorching hot in the morning and freezing cold in the afternoon, with an occasional tor nado of wind and dust; have a brick field without the bricks in all central places where a street may naturally be exDeeted. Spacious avenues that begin in nothing and lead nowhere; streets, mile long, that only want houses, roads and inhabitants; and that's Washington 1" Peace to the ashes of the departed En glishman! Dickens, with all his keen per ception of the hidden springs of action in human nature, couldn't see that here all find protection, homes and friends; a voice in our laws, and a recognition, whether they be sons ol the peerage or of the yeo manry. Critics condemn the architect of the Cap itol, the paintings that mean nothing but glare, the statuary with their meaningless and soulless countenances; hut it is the country's Capitol, and the highest man in the nation owns nothing here that does not belong equally to the humblest of her sons. Within its walls every State holds its memoirs; every arch and alcove, every painting, artistic or not, is eloquent with the history of its past. We have preserved our Government from anarchy and rebellion at the cost of the lives of 1,000,000 men and the tears of more than 1,000,000 women. To-day, as the seat of the national Govern ment, is Washington the Mecca of the loyal American; as it should be the site of that cosmopolitan congregation we expect, to honor Columbia in 1892. M. M. For a disordered liver try Beecham's Pills. Peabs' Soap the purest and best ever made Specialties for evening wear in brus sels net, crepe du chene and mouseline de soie; latest novelties, direct from the Paris market. Huaus & Hacke. TTSSU Closing out all goods regardless of cost or value. Come quick and get a bargain. P. Schoenthal, 612 Pena avenue. Pbatjenheim & Vilsack's Iron Citv beer grows in favor every day. 'Phone 1186. MAUD HOWESSESSESS question, "Are women dectiifuW TWW! ' DISPTOH, SkTUBD At8RPWBiWBB PITTSBTmr MORMONS 10 LEAYE UTAH. Prediction of a Largo Exodai to Arsentlno nt an Early Date. New York Star.l E. G. Sprague, the artist, who has just returned from Utah, where he had been making sketches for Harper' and other periodicals illustrative of Mormon life and customs, said to me last nigh relative to the reported breaking off of negotiations be tween the Mormon leaders and the Mexican Government in regard to the purchase of a large tract of land in Lower California: "The Mormons will go somewhere out of Utah, and that soon, for their very existence depends upon at least a quasi state of inde pendence for them. Only that the Argen tine Kepnblio is so far away they would go there, for, as I have been informed, they have been offered a guarantee from the Govern ment of that country of freedom from pres sure of any kind something, in fact, like the privilege of Statehood if they promise to settle there in numbers ot from 10,000 to 20,000. They are in a minority in Utah. Within the last ten years the Gentiles have crowded in and are still coming, and this, with the law, enacted in Congress against polygamy, will soon result in an exodus of a very large portion of them." "What do you think of the Mormons as a people?" I asked him. "Well, they have their faults and their virtues, like most of us," he said. "Physi cally, they are not a handsome lot, and a peculiarity that struck me in the rising gen eration of chUdrem is that they all resemble one another. This may be a mistake on my part, but, if not, I cannot account for it I did not see a beautiful woman in Salt Lake City, though I must say I like their custom ot calling folks they 'meet brother and sister." SOUTH DAKOTA'S BAD FIX. Senators From tbe State Mast be Chosen Ere It U a State. St. Paul Globe. There is some confusion in the minds of Dakota correspondents over the meeting of the South Dakota Legislature. The con stitution requires it to convene next Tues day and elect the two Senators. There will be some little irregularities connected with this, as the State cannot be formally de clared such by the President by that time, and there will be no State officials in legal harness. The United States law also specifies that the election of Senators shall take place on the second Tuesday of the session. On the other hand, the State con stitution is imperative that the State Legis lature shall meet on the 15th and elect Senators, adjourning at once to January. But good Bepublicans will be elected, and the Senate will readily seat them without noting little irregularities. It will be re membered that it is the first time South Dakota has been in the Union, and allow ance will be made for slight awkwardness in getting the attitudes just right. QUEEN VICTORIA'S SIMPLE DRESSES. Eerr American Clerk Wives Who Do Not Have Store New Ones. If common gossip is to be believed, there is scarcely a clerk's wife in the United States who does not have more new dresses in a year than the Queen of England, says a London letter to the Augusta Chronicle. What she buys are, however, of the best quality (in mourning material), and she has them made over as carefully as the clerk's wife ought to do. The Queen is said to have quite a friend- ship for Mme. Elise, and society was horri fied two or three years ago by the whispered rumor that the dressmaker was to appear at a drawing-room. It was not verified, but since then a pret ty granddaughter of Elise's lias been pre sented at court upon her marriage into a noble family. But then her dot was a large one, and it is not the first time that a rich tradesman has married his, daughter or granddaughter into the aristocracy. MISPLACED CONFIDENCE, SURE. A Case of Better Beer vs. Moral Coarnge, Won by the Plaintiff. Baffalo Courier. A young man walking along Main street started into a saloon. He went as far as the door, stopped, hesitated, and then turning walked away. A religious exhorter, notic ing his action, hastened after him and plac ing his hand on the young man's shoulder began to praise his moral courage, etc fiOh, that isn't," said the youth, "but you see he doesn't keep as good bee rasjSilly does,',' and he stepped into another resort, leaving the horrified dominie with a text for his Sunday sermon. JAMES WfllTCOMB RILEI ILL. The Hooslcr Poet Is Farced to Cancel All Lecture Dates. rsrscLU. telegram to the dispatch.: Akron, O., October 11. Three thousand people gathered at Columbia Eink to-night to hear James Whitcomb Biley, the Hoosier poet, open a lecture course. Biley was prostrated at his hotel this evening, how ever, and couldn't appear. His doctor says he is suffering from a very bad case of ner vous prostration, and serious consequences may follow. He will be obliged to cancel lecture dates indefinitely. HARRY HILL'S TRAGIC END. Tho Noted Boomer Probnbly Fatally In. jarcd in a Quarrel. Wichita, Kan., October 11. Harry Hill, one of the most noted of the original Oklahoma boomers, and known as "Okla homa Harry," became engaged in a quarrel in his office with George Morgan over a matter of business yesterday, and was struck on the head with a paper weight. It is doubtful if the injured man can rocover. A Shark With a Bad Digestion. Ban Francisco Evening Post. Fortunately a great man-eating shark caught in the bay yesterday came just as the bathing season is over. It has been sug- guested that this seal-eating monster was a side partner to the one killed in Santa Cruz Bay last summer. This theory is strength ened by the fact that the full complement of buttons of a Colonel's full dress coat were found as ballast in his stomach. No Such Conditions Here. In Erie the electric road refused to run downs certain street on account of having to cross a number of railroad tracks. As the Pleasant Valley line will cross tracks on Sandusky and Anderson streets, Colonel Stone was asked if it wonld interfere with the road. He says the crossings will not. Dry Goods. New Tohk, October 1L There was a better feeling in the drygoods market to-day, thongh there was no new developments. The condi tion of supplies and tbe favorable accounts from the interior give some cause for buoyancy of tone. Transactions in spring fabrics also con tinue active. There was a fair business in bleached cottons, but the demand for prints was irregular. JDrets goods continue In good requeet Prices were without change and for the mot part Arm, print cloths alone tending downward. The jobbing trade was fair, but without special incident. Boston The business in wool continues moderate, the sales for tbe week amounting to only 2,150,000 pounds. There were sales of Ohio and Pennsylvania at S2S3c for X and X and above, and 3435c for XX and XX and above Michigan X moves slowly at 30. There Is more inquiry for combing and delaine selections. No. 1 combing sold at 3940c for one-quarter and thrpe-eights blood. Unwashed combin" Mld at 2729c Ohio tine delaines sold at 34$ 35c. Michigan fine delaine brought 3233Uc Territory wool sells freely at Sty- for inedinm and 60c for tcourert tine and fine medium. Hpring Texas wools 6old freely at 1723c Ore gon wool Is quiet In spring California wool there have bean s&lcs at 16S10i fjpnrci .! BV4Ult4KVWfVt DO THE HELPS HELP? Many of the So-Called Commentaries Servo Only to Mystify. LESSON LEAVES OP LITTLE YALUE. The Bible Story 8imple Enough for All to Understand. OLD E0LES BESTTERSED IN BACKED LORE tWBITTElT OB THS DISPATCH. It is a question whether the so-called les son helps with which Sunday schools or these days are flooded are of any real value to teacher or pupil. Every church denom ination issues its lesson leaves, quarterlies, child's papers, etc, and tbe amount of solid wheat to be found in these documents is in very small proportion to the chaff. Instead of studying his Bible the average teacher looks ud other men's opinions of the Bible. It is very doubtful whether the aver age Sunday school scholar of to-day, with all, his advantages, is as woll versed in Bible lore as those of a generation ago. Some one, after reading the "Pilgrim's Progress," once remarked that the story of the pilgrim, as traced by Bunyan from the City of Destruction to the City of God, was perfectly plain and simple. He had no difficulty with Bunyan's part of the busi ness, but those explanatory notes at the foot of each page gave him any amount of trouble to understand. HOT "WHAT THET CLAIM TO BE. So it is concerning the old, old story, fiven with such unexampled simplicity and irectnessin the New Testament. Multi tudes of the so-called helps are just the re verse of what they claim to be. The Bible story is so simple that he who runs may read it, and expositors very often envelop the text with mystery by their philosophiz ing, when the common-sense reader, by tak ing the record, could reach the truth at once. The truth is often obscured by at tempts to make it more plain. A story is told of a gentleman once addressing a Sun day school, who said in his introduction: "Now, children, I will give you a summary of the lesson you have just been studying. The superintendent suggested that some of the little urchins would not probably know what he meant by "summary." He added before proceeding to throw a cloud ot mys tery on -the lesson. "Children, summary is synonymous with synopsis." ' A NEW LITE OF CHRIST. It seems from a recent announcement in The ;DispaxchJ that a new "Life of Christ" is on the stocks from the pen ot Brooklyn's great preacher. There is no question of the preacher's ability to tell the story in graphic style. But, after all, is there any possibility of improving on the simple, unvarnished; story as given by the immediate companions of our Lord, and found in an old book called the Bible. Of "Lives of Christ" there is no end. The one furnished by "eye witnesses of His Majesty" is good enough. It is adapted to the lowliest as well as the loftiest intellect. And if 41.A nlnin vt&n.la nr.ll n rvi. in if laying aside preconceived notions and prejudices founded on earlv training, they will find no better "Life of Christ" than the authoritative one which all churches accept I, for One, can testify that so-called helps to the understanding of the Scripture have often obscured passages instead of throwing light on them, DIDN'T THINK HIM OEEAT. Bev. Dr. Herrick Johnson, one time pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church of this city, but now of Chicago, used to tell a story of one of the great lights of the church who was noted for his simplicity and homely English in pulpit ministrations. The great preacher had among his hearers on a certain occasion when assisting a brother at com munion, an elderly lady, who had walked many miles to hear him preach. Her atten tion was gained and kept throughout the hour's discourse, but passing out of tbe church she said to a friend, "And is that the great Dr. 1 have heard about all my life? I could see nothing great in that sermon, for I understood every word he said." There are not a few like the old lady who think there is something great in a sermon or speech which has about it an air of mys tery. There is no plainer book than the Bible, but multitudes of the commentators are very abstruse. A teacher or writer is well up when he learns to call a spade a spade. A Webster or Gladstone are easily understood. Only the half educated are mysterious. J. H. Y. ARNOLD ON AMERICA. First Impression of the Author of Tbe Light of Asia. "It is wonderful for a British Islander to discover what a mere step upon your broad States a thousand miles make," says Sir Edwin Arnold in Frank Leslie's Illustrated' News, "and to conclude from what he sees what must be the life, the enterprise, the opulence, the energy, the natural and in dustrial resources, the boundless future possibilities of the territory he has not seen. A feeling of gladness and confidence about the earthly part of man's development be yond all expression has possessed me in per ceiving how strong and sound your national vitality is, how little you are really spoiled in courtesy of manners, in civic kindliness, in social grace and in reverence for law by your large liberties. "An Englishman no doubt notices here an absence of deference and formal attention, but he also notices the presence of a nearly universal and most manly and frank com radeship, the blossom, perhaps, of a wider and healthier air. I am far irom saying this to flatter America. The impertinence ol such an intention would be rebuked by its absurdity. Your nation of 60.000,000 stands well beyond the reach of compli ments. History rather waits to see if von will deserve the gifts and opportunities which destiny has brought you 'in both hex hands.' "I should not be an Englishman, how ever, ii I did not grumble, and you must allow me to denounce and execrate the cob blestones of your New York streets, that rob the Briton of sleep by night and rack his bones by day; the snake-fences, which waste alike land and lumber, and torture the eye of an artist; the lack of official lug gage porters at your railway stations, and those monstrous, ugly, unpainted, telegraph poles, with which you mar the vistas of your finest streets. But your public build ings often astonish and enchant me; your colleges, libraries, museums and observa tories leave positively no excuse to Ameri can youth. They must henceforth create and not import poets, authors, artists, sculp tors' scientific geniuses and astronomers. You really owe us, with all your glorious chances, a galaxy of great names." A CLEAN-CUT JOEY BILL. Twelve Good Men and Trna Want $72 for Baths and Sbnvcs. SU Paul Globe.: That the Blatz Jury was composed of 12 very good-looking gentlemen every body knows. That they" were from aristo cratic circles was evidenced by a bill presented to th'e County Commissioners yesterday. The bill was from Deebach Bros., the Eyan Hotel tonsorial artists, and called for $72. Of this amount J37 for Turkish baths and $35 for hair cutting, shaving and shampooning. The county dads adjusted their glasses, scrutinized the bill, figured out that $35 was sufficient Jto pay for just 233 Bhaves and disallowed, the bill. CDABA BELLE iS52!2a22PE .Jjvcuo: m$ peerless ote water cathitr A BIG ADIRONDACK PARK. Officials Who Don't Believe In Kulnlnaf the Remaining Forests. Beport of If err York state Fish Commission. A large part of the Adirondack forest is already lost to the people forever. Enough remains, however, if legislation is obtained at once, to leave a heritage of inestimable value to those who come after us. The Adi rondacks should be preserved for the people of the State, and their right to this great public park should be kept inviolate. By the report ot the Forest Commission it is seen that there are several large tracts now owned by the State which by the pur chase of intervening tracts would form an area of sufficient size to serve as a nucleus for a great publio park. This could be E laced under the care of wardens appointed y the Forest Commission, if desired, and stringent laws should be enacted by the legislature for its preservation. A com paratively small sum of money would ac quire title to connecting tracts, and if tbe experiment proved a success other tracts could easily be added'from year to year. We believe no investment made by the State could produce greater and better re sults. This park would prove a grand sanitarium and preserve even in its present condition. Its forests, lakes and streams could be made a source of amusement and health to gen erations vet unborn. There is nothing like it this side of the Mississippi, and that it should be devastated and destroyed, like the section along the Cbateaugay Railroad or the Sacandaga country, is a shame and, disgrace. The commission would recommend the enactment by the next Legislature of some legislation providing for the establishment of a public park in the Adirondack. This is absolutely necessary, else in a few years, within tbe lives of the majority of us, the grand Adirondack wilderness outside of the preserves of sporting clubs will be a region of blackened stumps and dried-up water courses. ALL MIXED IN HIS MENU. A Hallway Superintendent Who AtethoFUn Sauce for Sonp. Chicago Herald.2 John D. Besler is the General Superin tendent of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Bailroad. He is a plain German, whom the boys sometimes irreverently call "Wooden Shoes," but he is a pretty good man to have around a railroad, all the same, because he can run an engine, "fire," throw a switch, or "brake," as he did dur ing tbe famous Burlington strike. He is a hard worker and does not lice ceremonvbut he has to submit to a little of the latter when he makes trips over the road once' in a while in GeneralIanager Stone's special car, along with the other officers. On one occasion he was on this sort of a trip with Messrs. Stone, Bipley, Howland and Mor ton, and the whole party sat down to dinner in tne car. JTisn was served to an except Besler, who appeared to be getting away with a big bowl of soup. Mr. Stone called his colored man and said: "John, how is it that Mr. Besler gets soup and we do not?" "John shifted uneasily from one foot to the other, and hesitated." "What is the matter?" demanded Mr. Stone, rather sharply. John saw no help for it, and stammered out: "Mistah Beslari am eatin' de egg sauce fo' de fish. Dat ain't soup." The laugh was on Besler.but it did look like soup. THOUSANDS OP EQUINE BEAUTIES. The State Stud of Hungary, With Its Horace From Arabia. The Hungarian State keeps altogether four studs, says the London Standard, viz., Mezohegyes, with 1,646 horses of various breeds; Baboina, with 539 horses, and Fogaras, with 421, both for Arabian horses; finally Kisber, with 609 horses, principally for the importation and breed of British horses, racers as well as half-breds. The State keeps other depots of stallions at dif ferent places, having altogether 2,300 there in 1887, the latest year for which a return has been prepared. The review at Kisber lasted over two hours. The Emperor was seated on the covered tribune of the open riding school, and all the generals and other staff officers, as well as the military attaches, were al lowed to go where they liked, in order to have the closest inspection ot the splendid horses and the whole establishment. His Majesty and the visitors afterward made a round of the stable3, pasture places and the rest of the breeding establishment. For each couple of mares there is an inclosureof nearly two acres of pasture land, with a stable divided into two parts in the center of it. The mares have their colts and fillies until the latter are taken away to put on a puszta and handed over to the picturesque Esikos for supervision while grazing on the vast plain. FRENCH COOKING K careful preparation of food is discussed by Adrien Tenu, a famous chef, in to-morroio's Dispatch. S5 I J If ' r" ryj f i ii j v II 111 MM IB 0 I Iff Soapona HANDS UNINJURED. CLOTHES PURE AND, SWEEt ' DISHES WASHED CLEAN. THE GREAT WASHING POWDER. .L'S BUFFALO SOAP B-tTg rOH. WATYfil BX ATiXi OROCHRS. '-. AfeJlslsssnaMK) 1 - t?tfitrffiC!$r?tfiWVri$rts3''i- feiMaaa t i - ,.-.',,- .. fftja&aaa LATE BEWSffl BRIEF. President Sloss. of the Alaska Commercial Company, proposes to make a vigorous war on the seal pirates. State Treasurer Hemingway, of Mississippi, Is president of a stock company formed to buy the 6V00U acres of land owned- by Jefferson Davis on the White river, in Arkansas- It la valued at JIOO.COO, and the company expects to sell enough stock at $10 a share to soon buy it. A vein was struck yesterday by a party of men who were sinking a shaft for natural gas near Pueblo, CoL A terrific explosion fol lowed shortly afterward, tbe gas beln.r Ignited from a lamp at the mouth of the well. One man was cremated, and two other men and one woman were badly burned. At least 00,000 pounds of tobacco in Ken tucky has been entirely destroyed by the frosts of the last three nights. About one-half of the crop had been boused and cared, but tbe rest baa been cut late and placed lu open sheds and frames In the fields, and was not suf&cient Ip cured to withstand the frosts. r-A New York evening paper says that Tam many Hall offered to make ex-President Gro ver Cleveland Its candidate for Congress In the Ninth district, to succeed the late B. a. Cox, but that Mr. Cleveland declined tbe honor. The same paper says that Amos J. Cummlnss Is now slated for the position. The Inman lirie steamer. Citv of New York. which ran aground in the mud off Gedney's Channel Wednesday, was relieved of the weight of her cargo vesterd uaypy two Uzbter vessels, it being impossible to I mil her out of the mud. It Is expected she will ODO I get off to-morrow. It is f earea the vessel la seriously damaged. Delegates to tbe International Marine Con ference, which meets In Washlnzton next Wednesday, are beginning to arrive in that city. It Is expected Secretary Blaine win re ceive the delegates at the State Department prior to the formal opening. Tbe conference expires by limitation January 31, and will probably sit out Its full term. A dispatch from Helena, Mont, says: The vote of Jefferson county was canvassed yesterday, the result being that the Democrats lose a State Senator. This leaves the Upper House of the Legislature a tie, but tbe Demo crats will have a majority of seven on joint bal lot. Tbe canvass of the vote in all counties will not be completed before to-morrow, if then. Secretary Blaine yesterday heard the com plaint of Benciall. the Morocco merchant, who claims he paid "William Balrd Lewis, United States Consul at Tangiers, $435 for protection while doing business in an Interior town of Morocco. After the hearing the Secretary ordered Lewis to appear at the State Depart- mem uu puuu nis connection witn ue affair. An order from the British War Office to the commanders of the militarj districts In Canada asking them to take immediate steps to ascertain tbe facilities for the transportation of troops from one part of the country to an other has caused considerable excitement among Canadians. The order Is without prece dent, and the officials are at a loss to know what it means. Some time since Murat Halstead, in the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, charged that James Campbell, Democratic candidate for Governor, was corruptly interested lu a ballot box contract, and published documents show ing that state of affairs, purporting to have been signed by Mr. Campbell- These papers have been proven to be forgeries, and Mr. Halstead has made a retraction. William Moore, a negro train hand, on the Savannah. Florida and Western Bailroad, was taken from the train at Jeaup, Ga., by a posse of citizensyesterdayand lynched. While passing that place Wednesday he had soma words with a citizen, and as the train pulled out. no tnrew a stone wnicn Btrucc a oystander. A, posse waited for his arrival yesterday, and, taking him off the train, made short work of hlra. Advices from Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, say that the report sent out September 30, that J. K. Tallier, the leader of the gang who robbed a train on tbe Sonora Bailroad a year ago, had been shot by the authorities. Is not true. A few minutes before the time set for his execution a message was received from the authorities at the City of Mexico ordering a suspension of tbe execution and Tallier still lives. Hehadmadaa desperate effort at sui cide by strangling, and the day ot his execution could not stand on his feet. The Republican City Convention of Balti more yesterday made nominations for elty offices and members of the Legislature. The ticket selected is made up of Republicans and Independent Democrats. It Is a follows: For Mayor, Major Alex. O. Bhaw, Republican; Chief Judge. Robert H. Smith. Rebnbllcan: Surveyor, Gilbert H. Bryson, Republican p oiieiui, Aauaiu Aicvorsrr, xnaepenaent demo crat: Clerk -of tbe Superior Courts, Thomas McCready Slater, Democrat. Tbe legislative portion of tbe ticket is also divided between Republicans and Independent Democrats. Tbe Bassnae Smasher Barem Oat Glory. From the St. James Gazette.1 We could pardon the Americans for all their undesirable importations into this country the newspapers without news, the actors who can't act, the circus riders who don't know how to ride, the preaching pugil ists and pugilistic preachers if only they would acclimatize over here their ethereal mode of dealing with the baggage nuisance. Salvation Oil is guaranteed to effect a cure in. all rheumatic and. neuralgic affec tions. Price 25 cents. Those who desire a pure article of rye whisky at a reasonable price will find it at the wholesale establishment of T. D. Casey & Co., 971 Liberty St., where all the best brands of old Monongahela will b discov ered in stock. Fob all the latest styles in ladies' long and short wraps, jackets, etc., for fall and winter wear, visit our cloak room. ttssu Htjqhs &r Hacke. ItRSSTP. HP A MUM? ! to-morrows .vuuuui juuLaiujuuu DISPATCH cusses the marriage question. dts- The Great Raiser of spots and dirt is PEARLINE. Try it on the spot it is as cheap as dirt. It makes nouse-work easy and your -washing light. You could do no harm with it if you tried. It refines the finest things ; makes them like new; and cleans quickly the coars est It is ready to help you if you are ready to have it. OIL. -. -. tricksters I lj n c rn pliers rXl(4,J, 1 powders of w X they say "s these selling which they say "same as Pearline ""good as Pearline." Keep a leen edge on your wits against such. PEARLINE has no equal. i5 JAMES PYLE, New York. oeiaos 'i. 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Alter receiving two months' treatment froa tne'physiclans at the Polypathia MedieaJ IbsH tnte, lie cave tbe following interertteg Motory, witn permission to publish it. He saMi "IkM ranch pain across my back and lewervart ef my body. My bands and feet woaJd ones get cold, and sharp cramps would oftea seize me. My nearc woma at times palpitate as n ttwesta jump ont of my body. Hot flashes wosm often come overate. I was always tired es getting up in tbe moraine. Tbe disease- flaaily ex tended to ray lanes, causing raneb pais and tightness in my chest. In vain I tried to find Some doctor who could care me, but cooM only get s little relief, and so I suffered on In this way for ten years. I finally read in tbe papers of wonderful cores beiDg made by tbe pay. slciaMof tbe Polypathia Institate, asd as I read that they made a specialty ot say disease. 1 began treatment, and I am glad to state thai I nave been cured." DB. SHAKES. Beae&ber the Polyps tMc Me&eal IaaMfcrta Is permanently located atFittafeBT&tfSFeBft avenue, for tbe treatment or all feraM of kid ney and urinary diseases. Ofiee hoars, 19 A, X. to4P.3C.and8to8p.sc Sundays, 1 to p. K. OC12-TT3 DRUNKENNESS ur mo Liquor Habit Potitlvely Cai by Admlflistertna Dr. HstsM Cared uoiaen sseeme. It esn be-given ma cap of coffee orteawHbeai the knowledge of tbe nSersoa taking ltt Is abao lately harmleu, and will esTeet a permanent and Speedy cure, -whether the patient la a moderate rlnker or an alcoholic wreck. Thousands of Drunkards have been made temperate raeawba bave taken tJolden SpeelSc In their coffee wltbeat their knowledge and to-day believe tbeyqpst drinking from their own free will. IXHEVBK VAILS. The system once Impregnated with the si 3E- Federal st., Allegheny. Tirade supplied by Heo. A. Kelly & Co., Pittsburg; Pa. aef-js-TTS Do You Know It? 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