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VOL Xl NO 12. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. SATURDAY MACRH 3. 1894. PRICE. FIVE CENTS rn Tl This Week. WHAT IS SERVED ITS RF A OE RS. THE PRIEST GOMES C // AGAIN. //*? Replies to Hov. Z. I). Lewis. Tho Retirement ot Post ru;ist or Russell. General Morgan and Race Prejudice, A Reply to the Richmond, Pa., Religious I font hi. Editorial Briefs. News from Washington. I Democratic Turmoil. More Societies foi- the Lodge Direct orv. Out of the City Correspon? dence, Tho Second Baptist Church Replies to Hov. Graham1 a Cuni. Biiown? Died January 81, lS'.U. Step? ney Rrown. Sr., at his late residence Car? ter St., (llarvie Town) near lin- malt' orphan any lu m. He was in thc 80th year ol his age an<i hud been a sufferer with rheumatism lor a good many years. He lived the lite ot ti christian ami died in the lull knowledge of his Savior leaving live children and a number of friends to mourn their lost. Hearest father thou hast left us We thy lost most deeply feel ; Hut it's (iod who Iiun l?ereft us, He can all our sorrow heed. Child ri Say Tat, you had better make your date while von can, or \V? will take her to Bee "The Little Tycoon." -We return thanks for the invita? tion received to attend the merriam*' of Miss Lena Allen kennedy to Mr. .si? ward Augustus .loliUHOn, Thursday mornirg, February 22, at ten o'clock. Shaw Iniversity Chapel, Haleigh, N. C. Y. M C. A. The girl's meeting Saturday was ex? cellent. A large number was present and much business was done. They elected their officers whom we hope will prove faithful for the g u>d of the Lord's work. Miss Mary Clarke, President; Miss. Lizzie Hardway, Vice-President; Miss Fannie Dixon. S. cretary ; Miss Martha E. Barrell, Ass't Secretary; Miss Lula \\ atkins, Treas ; Miss Antionette Turner, Organist; Miss Bessie Keene, Assistant Organist. Regular monthly uniting of the girls to day H 1*. M. Regardless of the storm Sunday, the boys crowded our rooms ami were ad? dressed bv Master Eddie Ellis, subj-ct: "The Tongue. Men's meeting was good. We are very much encouraged to know that our pastors are interested in the Easter Offering which is to be made to the Young Men's Christian Association at the Shar >n Baptist Church, March 26th. Today!! P. M., Prof. C. R. Hovey will explain the Sunday School Lesson. Come and bring a friend. Boys' Meeting Sunday, 4 P, M. AC dress will bo delivered by President F, C. Rolling. We ask every home to have a specia prayer for us; for we need mo?< strength. ?ge Johnson, pa,^*or of Wt Baptist Church will address th< rf our city, Sunday, 5:80 P. M., a our rooms. Let every man come am hear him. All members of the Association are rt quested to meet at the rooms, March 9 Fridays P. M. We are very grateful to the friend and public for their help in the Concert given for the benefit of the poor. Th amount realized is $-10.00. The Wm. Ellis who is reported t have been excluded from the Secon Biptist Church in January was not Wi liam Eilis, Jr., the paper hanger of 2* W. Leigh Street. Dark, you wont be in it if you do n< seeure two tickets for "The Little T BOM." .Hm is going. Attention of our readers is special called to the Cum Booting and Paint a vertised in our columns; it is ready f use, easily applied and a very low prc< reliable articl". Not bing latter for a u< roof, or an old roof needing repai They will mail you a sample if you wr them at once, and mern ion this pap World's Fair Photographs The following World's Fair Pho graphs, Part i are now ready : Dedication of Exposition, <)|>en Dav, Court of Honor, Statue of the " public." Peristyle, Columbus (Juadri; Columbian Fountain and Admiuist tiou Building. Read advertisement. Send five 1 cent stamps or ten cents in cash toge er with threw coupons cut out of ?'i,ankt and they will be sent yon. Out of the city subscribers, two ce extra for postage. iO CAN FORGIVE SIN 1 M CatboBe Priest Cites Moro Evidence on Cath? olic lilith's. Questions Answered. E PROMISES A PROLONG? ED DISCUSSIOS. to? ing K? ra ;wo th the nts THE CHAMPION. A Pkama ix one Act. M I. Boom ia I mer 2nd and Lei^h autoed. Va. brother i^wiHwen tiding the Plankt Suddenly throw - K it duwu and wildly gesticulating he claims : "That terrible little Priest ! e is bothering the life out of me with s qm stions ! "Ah me ! what perils do environ The man that meddles with hot iron." hat is to be done in so sad a plight '.' Scene ll. nocking is heard at the door. Bro. I>?'wis : "Come in !" :iter Doctors and Heneons. D's and D's : "How do you feel Broth ? Lewis ?" Bro. l,ewis : "Bad, friends, mighty ad !" Os and D's. "What's the matter? laving the toothache '.'" Bro. beerie : "Worse than that, (hand lgthe Pi.ankt) read that and tell me hat is to 1h> done." Dr. A. : "I would not trouble myself bout that little Priest. You know "an ugle does not catch flies." lUsides he is mly au untutored neophyte who has no irain Bro. I-^'Wis : Yes; I thought so myself mee; but he has hurt nie too badly even nthout any brains. Terrible ! Awful I "1 who was once as great as CsMMT Am now reduced to N? huchudm And from as fained a conqueror As ever took degree in war. Or did his exercise in battle Bv Him turned out to grass with cat? tle." By him I yes, by that little prit st ! D's and D'* ; " Bo jr Brother Lewie '." Bro. Lewie : "What can I do I If 1 glee it up now, what will the people say, ?specially those over whom the Holy ShOSl has made nie Bishop'.' They will io doubt think I am a big fool. Deacon A. : "Yes. Brother, I heard mine of our Baptist brethren say that Already." Dr. B. : "Well. Brother, we feel very sorry for von. Couldn't you lind some? thing more in 'Yictor Hugo's novels?' ihat little sto'y was very ?ff dive Or why not consult the 'Outlook of July 99, 18987' " Bro. l^ewis : "Weil friends ! the out? look of July l.s<.*3 was nright enough, but the outlook of February L8M is dark, very dark ! The trouble is. you know he want** me to bring proofs for my interpretation of Johu 80311?lil, and that I can't." Dr. A. : "Try tin1 Inquisition again or talk about the ignorance ol Catholics." iK'acon IL : "But what has the luqui sit ion or any other thing to do with I hut tt xl '.'" Bro. Lewis : "Hush up ! what do you know about such things ? The Deacon should follow his Bishop. D's and D's : ^Goodbye, Brother, we wish you success. nut Doctors and Deacons. Cut tain. Now, Brother l*>wis, since these gen? tlemen ure gone, allow mea word or two in reference to your last letter, winch for want ol a better word, 1 must eall a tissue of falsehoods and childish bahhling. And first,as to the reading of the Bible. You say: "you also state why the people shouldn't read the Bible." Here you ilm honestly aud maliciously left out the lit? tle word "whole" and tims to suit your purpo-*e,you willfully changed my mean? ing. If there could be any further doubt a* to what 1 meant, it would disapjiear by my excepting only the Old Testament to (-onie extent. Even with regard to this 1 simply said that it was not good for every one to read, while there was abso? lutely no prohibition to read the whole, surely we may do a thing which is only good and useful if done in the proper way and with the proper precaution, without believing that it is necessary. Such is the case with reading the Bible. The Church hands us that Book assur? ing uh that it contains the word of Hod. Knowing, however, both from the expli? cit teaching of the Bible itself and from sad experience that it is dangerous and difficult to understand, she tells her chil? dren to rca \ it with due submission to her teaching, riajOe she, and not the Bible is the divinely appointed teacher of man kind. If read in this way, the dangers disappear and hence it is good and use? ful to read it. While, however, we be? lieve this reading to be good aud useful, you say, or at least imply, that it is nec? essary lor all to read the Bible. If this is so, then you will be able to show us le plain words from the Bible, that Christ l?H.vc> ouch a. commHixl tr* nil. Iq your next letter we shall look for a satisfacto? ry answer to this question. Remember your Minous : "Search the scriptures,' and the warning I gave you with regan: to it. The following may also be a lit tie help to show how much we may relj on your statements. Richmond, Va., Feb. 36, L8V4 Rev. L. J. Wei berg, Dear Sir :?In reply to yours of thi morning we would say that we alway keep the Douay Bible in stock, but ha^ ing sold out during the holy days, w neglected to put in stock at once. W are happy to say, however, that we aol have them in diffeient bindings and ca supply any number of copies wante within 24 hours. Respectfully, J. W. Randolph & C< You doubted if you could lind oi Bible in a Catholic home in this city. showed two instead of one and ask* if you wished more. This proof you ti to pass over by saying that the tw houses are a mile apart. If tvi do not satisfy you, although you ask. only for one, tell me how many you wu and 1 will furnish them. In my former letter I might have me Honed that we ourselves keep a smi bookstore. Cor. 1st and Duval St s , which a number of Testaments are f sale. Come and see them. Where did you find that saying of Bit op Spottswood ? We want you furnish us book and page and hope y will be more successful in this than y were with Yictor Hugo's novel. Many a reader of the Pi.ankt mi have smiled when he whm off -red i following choice morsel : "Let the p pie read and think and you will ne catch them in the trap ot Roman Cat licisui." "Every little helps" and the ! lowing may help to show the truth your statement for which I CMBOt Un proper hm me. lt is taken from a ree< number of thc English Protestant Coi kn kn ai.. "We are assured that der men ove bat lav ed I w o: ere? nm ma all "re kin cul doi KU| mi Ca Ch t st. fol is Il? ea on vi ft th th pr Pl m so bs v? th III .ll tl) te then tort ther. the fiis thai Bar ord den I us I and (IDI is a sup if \ can awi the ma nia be I I thi e Vt Ba tio po fyi I th' fol to ?>M wti fig Tl tic \vr 1 ed y sit as Ml' pr gi t if Bi ni wi SCI II Ol tl li 1 U al H st rn n ? I. a ti t i of the Church of England are iroing I worl r to Rome 'not in single tiles, bur in i won talions' * * lhere are also many | A verts?these are strongly represent :>y recruits from literary men and men of some status." " Poor deluded Oures" that never read and thought I willfully inn into the trap of Bo? il Catholicism ' Perhaps Captain /'mi, Col Cownrdin and many others, it Catholics of this city, never ad and thought." But ot course, ?wing th* souree from which this ridi ous stateinei t comes, we will par i it. ip;irt fi oin ? vt ry thing else, is it not Mvuie'y nd culous that a protestant luster pretends to know more about tholic doctrine, than a priest of that nreh who ha* been studying for 20 irs in different parts of the world ? Another little question. In what indnrd Catholic book did you rind the lowing stupid maxim ? "Iguorance the mother of devotiou and order." hallenge you, sir, to show us wJiere it ii lie fouud. \.ud now as to the subject which is the ly legitimate one in this discussion, i reit.iud you. -in say, of the fiddler Kl pl.t . Iiiwiiih' tune, ry good. But have you forgottcu at when 1 promised to furnish you all I music you wanted, you on your part omist d to dance ? The rentiers of the .wkt *i I admit that I kept my pro ise and furnished you good music, but far yon have not danced yet. Why don't you answer my questions 1 arguments as I asked you twi<?? I not done it as yet, I will play e old tune once more, hoping that I av shame you (if any is left in you) to mee at last and like a man answer y arguments or make at least nu st mpt. The only question is : "Did Christ give > his Apostles the power to forgive ns?" The steoiid question: "Had ley any right to transmit that power?' uni question is useless until the rst is settled. If Christ did not confer mt power, of course tiny could not ?ansmit it. That Christ really gave that power to is Apostles is plain. 1. Because he promised it. "Amen, men I say to you whatsoever you shall inti upon earth, shall be bound also in i aven ; him! whatsoever yon shall loose poa cart li shall he loosed also in heav u."?Mat. 18:18. We are still waiting ir your first word in reply to thie. letM don't keep ns waiting so long ! 2 Christ actually conferred that power n his Apostles. In John 2<>:'Jl?88. hrist thus addresses His Apostles, and ? |( remembered His Apostle ai.onk : As the Father has sent Me I also send on. When He had said this He brea!h d un them and He said to them. Receive e the Holy Ghost ; whose sins you shall itrgive they are forgiven them and vhose sins you shall retain, they are re? amed." Hereweare informed that "the true Henning of that passage is that whoso >ver sins ye declare or pronounce fortiv n * * * * they shall be orgiven.also win,soever sins ye PKCI.AKK in forgiven * they Bri mforgivi ii I answer. This is what mi say and not Christ. What right lave you to tamper with the words of the Saviour ami give them a meaning erhieh was practically unheard of lor L600 yea: That Christ really meant I er of forgiving sin on His Apostle*, is evident from every nord of His from every circumstance. There is question here ol that pardon ?f sins. 1. Whose author the Holy -t Himself is, wherefore (hrist. ht - hire giving that power said : "Receive ye the Holy Ghost," that is to say, by your ow n power you eannot titi st), but the Holy Ghost will work through you. 2. They rtceive the same power of par? don as Christ Himself poaooenod, of course dependant on Him. "As the Father has sent Me. I also send you."' 8. The same words are used as in those places where God is suit! to grant par? don, wh'ther hy Himself immediately, 0 i nu e linters through some one eh e ap pointed by Him. Against this we are told, that in this solemn, plain commission Christ merely directed His Apostles to announce the conditions upon which that pardon was io be- granted. On what grounds, rir, you say so, is incomprehensible, as sure? ly it dors not appear Irom the words quoted above. The commission you speak ot. was included in that gen? eral command''0o and tea*"h all nations, go and preach the gospel." Christ need BOt have commissioned his Apostles in so impressive and solemn *?. manner it they were merely to announce the conditions. Faith and repentance, hope in the Redeemer, have always been u.-eessary for the pardon of sin, even be? fore the coming of Christ. In the New hiw, a new condition was added: to confess the sins and receive pardon through those whom Christ had appoint? ed to carry on his mission. Again you object that Christ merely speaks of the pardou which we should give those who have offended us. Wrong again. That duty was laid before all, not before the '.''leven only.iu the sermon on the mount, and again in the answer given by O.rist to St. Peter when the latter asked Him how often he ought to forgive his brother. Also in Matt. 18:15, Luke 17:.'H as quoted by yon. In those words ot John 80:91 etc., Christ speaks of a two-fold power ; tuat ol forgiving and retaining, Do you mean to say that Christ should giv< the Holy Ghost that the Apostles might sometinn i forgive ther- brother rn ? i i>^ th* all with eter.-ftl tla n ii they i to do ? . ! How , I shocking 1 ? I ThU, I insist, makes it as clear as the noonday, that ('hrist gave to His A pos> ties the power to forgive gin in his name, note that expression : "in his name." In my first letter I also added that those words have been understood in this way by the whole church for 1900 years. The writers of the first, gecond, third and following centuries interpreted them in this same way, and I venture tc say that they knew nearly aa mud about what our Lord meant than yoi do. How did you answer thie? Noi one word. And what have you to sai to those cogent arguments from Scrip ture ? Nothing, absolutely nothing tx eept this : Having given my Interprets tion of that oassige, I will not givei here." For the last tim- now I ask voa to ar ewer these arguments and refute ther ?il you can?by a clear passage froi scripture; otherwise admit that rho* words of Matt. 18:18 sad John 30:21 2'A mean exactly what ('hrist said an people have believed for 100O years. 8. That the apostles claimed th power is evident from the words of S Paul: "But all things are ot God, wt has reconciled us to himself by Chrii and has given us the ministry of reeo dilation. 2 Cor. 5:18. That he speaks here not merely of a nouncing the conditions on whio'i pt dou wan granted, but ol effecting it, cleir from the scriptural teaching on t effect of Baptism, lu Baptism, suppo ing faith ami sorrow in those who a capable, there is really a remission sin. Thia appears Irom the very wor of Christ. "Amen, amen, I say to ye unless a man be born again of wal and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter ttl the kingdon of heaveu," John A Here Christ plainly attributes the n ;KT ' birth, supposing pardon for sin, to 1 KJ- water, through which the Holy Gh< >. ie I d w to to ?ll ih n ,11 in or in? to on on 1st Un? co? ver ho ft il of da ?nt ma'1 say., or rt ti..i a p Malt que*. quit ?erm if yo som cop sho* mad W wee ly b Mat W peo| swei ina" ano cs. when used by the Priest with the is which he preHcribed later on. Kain. Acts 2:3S: "But Peter said to [i : do peuauce and bi- baptised * * ;he reui'ssion of your sing." Here i again St. Peter clearly attributes remission of sins to Baptism. Ol new fangled doctrine which gaye | sins ti.ust be taken away before itism, and that Baptism is merely an inauce, a ceremony the apostles evi? lly knew nothing. n Ti*. 11:5 wc ri'ad again "He gavin] ay the laver (water) ol regeneration renovation ol the Holy Ghoet." ?e more in this text the pardon ol sin ttributed to Baptism, and does not pose it already, but is said to effect Vito a gneer you tell us : "Christ ie saying, not have your sine washed *v, etc." The following coming from Holy (ihost over the lips of St. Paul y serve aa a reply: (Acts 22:10. Anna a sava to Saul (Paul) "Bise up and baptised and wash away thy sing" lead this and sneer again, 'hat the early Christians believed in s efficacy of Baptism, io admitted >u by protestants. I quote from the ptist Church Directory "by Rev " Hiscox p. 20H. "very early < n began to prevail that the ?* uset-sed a mysterious tffloe ng power." sow from this scriptural teaching ^u I effects of Baptism, 1 conclude the lowing: ' Since the apostles claimed ? fleet a reconciliation with God in ptism, they also elaina d it for those ola! fallen from that first, grace.and sin stood in need of reconciliation icir c'aim to the ministry of reeoncifia in is universal, including Baptised aa II ag unbaptised. [ may quote here what "a poor delud creature" said to a few heretics 1500 ars ago: "wherefore do ye baptise if is cannot be forgiven by man ? For suredly in baptism there is remission of sins* What matters it whether iests claim this right aa having been ven them by means ofPenance or Bap mi '.' One is the mystery in botn. it thou sayest : lt"?s the grace of the ystery which operates in baptism. And lat operates in Penance, (priestly ab 'ution) is it not the name ol God ? " Tonr challenge then is answered, since proved that the apostles forgave not dy the sins of one but of?t least 800L 1 might also show from the Bible how ie Christians in apostolic times prac ced confession; but not one word shall wav, until vou have answered Matt. 5:18 nnd Jone '20:21-2:1, as also the bose array of texts. I maintained moreover, that even if ie scriptures dd not give a plain in? auce ol absolution after BuptiHiu? hich. however, mark this well?I will ot admit?it cannot possibly effect the hove plain positive statement of our ord. The "argur entume e-lent io" the rgument from silent*, says the Protee int Dr. Davidson, is of no weight/' In rot'iU'tion, Vol. A, p. 868 It would be ery easy to explain this omission?if vally it was om itted. 1 will do eo if OS tell us all about the above texts of lett 18:18 and John 80:81?98, etc., tit before. Apart Irom the scriptures, you say, ow does he get hie information as to he doings of'Christ and his apostles? las he a more accurate book ? If so ie does not need the Bible at all la rc i anoH ^r iittle i : Will you she o in ole the cominan.. -v. ue .nber hon keep holy the Sabbath day (Satur lay) " has Imm?n changed and the Sun lav, the first dav, substituted for it? challenge, you, sir, to show us one iota o prose this change. I may say again n advance that 1 am quite familiar with bc little texts with which you seek to naintain your position. Bring them, ind*we shall see what becomes of them. Sow 1 ask in your own word: Apart Irom the Bible how do you know that that change has been made bv God? Have you'.a more accurate book;ifso you do not need the Bible at all. Here you find yourself in a hole, do you not ? My ! don't saucy boys get dirty jackets ? " No doubt, it is hard for you to take in the teaching of the Bible on the ef f. cfs of Buptism, being so much opposed to vour doctrine, which, however, aa has hens proven has not one text of scripture to support it. I am well aware that you have a few texts by which you at? tempt to do so. Bring them, and let me finish them off. But "can water save?" Of course not; but in the hands of the prieet the water becomes an instrument for the Holy (ihost. Thus the water in the pool of Bet hsaida was stirred by the angel and exercised a healinar power on the body. Why then cannot God give power to the wat*?r used by tbk 1'iiiKHT to heal the soul? lt will be useless to bring your fa? vorite objection "God has not done all Ile could do." I took care to prove that He has really instituted Baptism for the remission of sin, and confession with priestly absolution tor sing comndtted after Bap tig m. rVhy, 1 ask again, did Christ put spit? tle in the ears of the deaf man, and why clay on the eyes ol the blind mau? I gay that in this arrangement of our Saviour God's power appears to the greatest ad? vantage, who "has chosen the weak things of this world, that he may con? found the strong." Not satisfied with my former clear an? swer you ask a second time: "Why did not Pope Peter forgive the sim of Si? mon." Well, to my former answer I will add: Been nae He found Simon as hard? headed and impenitent aa you are. 1. Could the apostles transmit the power of iorgiviag sins? Most assuredly; for if their mission to preach and baptise waa to be transmit? ted, so that also of absolving from sins committed after baptism. The ministry of reconciliation is necessary to the end of the world. The public, I am sure, will thank me for having succeeded at last in getting from you a proof (?) for the fact (?) that the Holy Ghost has made you Bishop. And oh ! such a proof! Risum teneatis amici ! Don't laugh friends. We expected also to hear from you where and when Christ said to you "Go and preach the gospel, go and baptize." Not one word about that. But really, can you be seri? ous in offering such stuff aa proof to any sane man? Any amount of raul ot im aginary qualities, cannot con'er a divine right and mission. Not even St. Paul.tc whom you compare yourgelf with great mi lesty, dared to exercise the ministrj before he had received the right throngl the hands of the Apostles. "Then they fasting and prayiug, and imposing theil hands upon them (Saul (Paul) ami Bar nabas) seut them away." Acta 13:3 Many more texts I might bring to shot that the right to exercise the ministr was always conferred by those whi Themselves had received it from other* I am willing to take this point ap for I special discussion. But really you make yourself ridiculou by this statement. You claim that yo have been gent by ('hrist to preach thu children must not be bapti'/'d. Yon Methodist brother claims that he ha been called by the same Christ to say i is not whom; to baptize children, whi yourQuaker friend assureayou with equi sincerity, that Christ haa commission; him to preach that baptism is not neei ed at all. You felt, no doubt, the absui ity of your position and hence your e treme reluctance to come ont with ? answer. How true is the saying "facil descensus averni,"the way down is eas >at Had 1 the space I might mention a grei em % pr? P-T t' th ii lip* ma h^a Mei pc* gm ti I aw nm did th? thi no tot thi gin rm ?rn Rii on "1 20 ph wt th ! on ev th he m m m ju Pl Cl I ri lt Ht Ol III tai hi ti i? Cl (n ti tl e il t .1 c V f 1 r more inconsistencies. Suffice it to REV* rou have not one scrap ni Scripture Mon to defend your ridiculous posi 0 would like to know who made me Has that anything to do with 1*18 or John 80*1-28? My who made you a Bishop? waa to the point aa it contaiued an an? io your second question. However, t would like to know, drop in here evening at 0 o.clock and take a ?I tea with me and I will cheerfully ? yon by documentary evidence who li mea priest. > I not mention the reason why t ictimks use Latin? I answer: simp wnuse it has nothing to do with Sand John 20:21-2:1. ?bjection have I of letting the [> know what we say to God?^ An r. jone whatsoever. Do you imag Ibit every catholic ia aa ignorant ^^Hnt is going on in our churches Wino Wi do Ko Mi H. Om ad. in your brotl thize ment thy c Ou son, theb ness seen soon and Disp idem you lind and our i Colei , I rather a serious charge when I e ?"d of telling a lie; bot we shall nt Jv nee on whose side that whop When 1 said : "If you were writ yos might nae Lat u or lage." 1 knew ol eonrse to whom I *?* writing. *nfljn rsPnuab? ^aat you know irttfw- -, orb??? "hw, I t*k? what m - your charge have. Ie sot i tn ' Qty big one to fal! from the . whom the Holy Ghost has r1 hop? If, however, yon know ) ages, I must plead guilty, not c VP*> but a mistake, for I never ?r?? any one had ever exceeded Mezzo fanti wan another > ?ant catholic like myself, bat 1 rainless head managed 52 lan if 1 of which he spoke fluently. U including I will again state 1 must insist on having an- j tDe i. ... isfactorily. 1. Prove?if you j flirt ?tuting text after text, that Christ j an(j ve the power to forgi*? Bins in i wo Se quoted. If you fail to answer p. w eli all all conclude that you can i, a Issy point will be proved, viz : ?flat gave to his A nos tl es and "?ceaaors the power to forgive Tn your last you make a dying a get over these plain words : 'hose aye u shall firaivethey are for . John 20 22-23, by saying ithout the slightest proof: ipoetles) understood from John L that they were to take the ice ot christ in making known to the 3rld the conditions of entering into e Kincora of God At of tl ertS| soni mim W to ti brol bon ic Lod hus! "Tb Wb Wit (Dr 0 his lab whi Sow, T^sk you to bring us one text, wjf ily ou< from the Bible, from which it is that the Apostles understood ia. *">r "spart from the scriptures >w d \>a get your information as to bat i apostles understood by thone arda John 20 22 23 ? Have you a ore. Mjrate book; if go, you do not ied tee Bible at all ? Bring us one text, st one to prove your assertion. A rove OT plain text from scripture, that irisf j??almanda all to read the Bible. You^ll kindly furnish us your autho? ly for Bishop Spottswood statement. Btnem'' "ic or Hugo's novels. 5. Al ?yo I y for the alleged maxim [the burch, "Ignorance is the io*h ?m and order." Remem ?? t I (>. What authority Sts aying that the Bible cnn ii I neseasary and particn ir: r ge of tbs Sat urday to jon ofl A pal sai sh< vel em an Ch i sm thi al ba "1 At Tl :>i: ii *t hs* I W1 you to preach and bap-1 ?? ixe. i for yourself the office of ne A hich as you said, consist d in j baptizing and announc ig tin if ions on which pardon was d In your own words of miu.r: . "the authority of their oin oe attested by miracles and ronde Now, I leaae brother, do raise some one rom the dead and we will cheerfully be ieve y> We of .'.ourae can show that many of mr apostolic men have really done so; mt the* e were extraordinary gitta. St. .'auls right to preach an i baptize, etc. lid not'depend on his power to work mi ?acles. Such gifta were necessary at the >eginniig of Christianity, but not so * hen thia was once established, when people ? ould convince themselves by oth ?r mears. Well, Bro. Lewis, we shall anxiously iwait ; out answer especially to the first point,v bile of course you are also expect sd to b*stow due attention on every oth sr one. Remember that no catholic doc? trine i on tria', but your dkniai. of a doctrine believed by 300,000 000, and believed irom the day that Chrigt spoke those words of John 20:21-23. ?No>er gay die!" Make another at? tempt4 but remember that if you fail to anawer my strictures on your interpreta tiont. John 20:21-23, I shall simply not r. luce that point again. I 90,'jo* the gentle hint you give me 1o' * let you off. No, girl I will give you no I ?? quart^rl I ghall keep mv word, and \ when these Don's are finished I shall re? turn to your first letter and take up point 4 which, being foreign to the sub? ject, 1 could not notice at the time. Thia saying may be hard for you; but aa long as the Lord grants me life and the editor allows me the space, I shall use my pen aa well aa my tongue to defend the trnth aa once delivered to the saints, and this ageiutv you or any other slanderer. There can be but one issue in thia quee " Magna veritas et praevalebit!" tenth i- *"**?" -hty, and it will conquer! A Catholic Priest. ll NOTICE ! iv A. Thompson, Jr., having letnrned he city can now be found at his old pla- with Mr. Younger Loving, 112 E. Brc d, Street, with a fine stock of fine S| liquors, cigars and tobacco. He guarantees satisfaction to all former pa , rons, friends and the public in general. COLES' DEATH LAMENTED IX AFBICA. w's Son Lodge of Masons Sends Resolutions of Condolence. w's Son Lodge, No. 7, bertsport, Cape Mt. LinsuiA, Jan. 1"., 1884. $ 1kl\ - Dear Sister:?The Lodge had been ied of your sad loss in the death of dear husband and our beloved ler J. J. Coles. We greatly sympa with you in such a great bereave , and you will ever have our sympa* md prayers. r brother waa a good and true Mar hence bis death is keenly felt by all irethren; yet we bow with submissive to the Wink Pkovmucnck who haw fit to call bim to rest, where we all shall follow. We commend you the orphans into the band of the knskk ot that wise prov ;e, who is the Fatubr of the father ?nd Oon ol the widows to care for and comfort you. Enclosed pisses the copies of the resolution parsed eulogy read in the lodge on behalf of Beteemed brother, the Rev. J. J. %. O Ba H. Shannon, Sec. W. S, L. No. 7. the regular stated communication ie Widow'g Son Lodge, No. 7, Rob [>ort, Republic of Liberia, held in Ma c hall Jan. 8, 1804, the following ates were adopted: hereas, it has pleased Ai.micuty Con ake from our midst our worthy ;her, J. J. Coles, from his earthly la? rs, therefore be it "solved. That the condolence of thin ge be extended to the widow, with hope that Hk who has seen flt to af her will protect her from all trouble, conduct her safely to her worthy band. EULOGISTIC REMARKS. ie vale of death! that hush'd Cimme? rian vale pre darkness brooding o'er unfinished fates li raven wings incumbent waits the day ead day) that interdicts all future change." ur brother baa fallen?he haa gone to reward! After nine years of faithful or for Christ among the Veys, during ich time Bro Coles connected himself h the Masonic order in Liberia, bv ling the Widows Son lodge, No. 7. Rober tsport. ls a missionary, Brother Coles did his rt aa a faithful steward, although as led by enemies who would have made >rt work of bis reputation and life, I being faithful in hie work, he was ibled to explode their machinations d to prove himself the gentleman and ristian minister he was. La a Mason, he was unique, lie kept :red and inviolable the mysteries of a order; he loved the study of the liber arts; a faithful and affectionate hus nd and a loving father. ? <eaves have their time to fall id flowers to wither at the north winds breath, iou hast all seasons for thine own. I > death." Bro. Coles left these shores for t>t U. 8, .~o*N?r. >snHjh. ?jr Goo's II In was permitted to secure a home r his family and had just nettled down i work in earnest when the summons ,me: and after 10 days illness, he was Jled before the (1. A. (). T. C. Yes, we are all born to die: we follow ir friends to the brink of the grave and anding on the shore of a vast OSSOn, i' gaze with exquisite anxiety until the st struggle is over, and we see them nk into the fathomless abyss. We bil ar own feet sliding from the precarious rink on which we stand; and a few more ms and we too will be whelmed neath ttlh's awful wave, to rest in the stilly lades and darkness and silence will ?igu around our melancholy abode. Now, brethren, see to it, and ao regu Lte your lives that when the (j. W. of raven may call for us, we may like our pparted brother be found ready to en W "that house not made with bands, Vernal in the heavens." "I .et us each in times commotion Heavenly light, and truth implore, Thus we'll pass life's stormy ocean, .banding on a happier shore. Obertsport, E. Z. B. Jon ks, Jan. 8,'U4. J.W., W. B, L. No. 7. w w ets, lon the tick* Pla Strc mot sent mot you tim Pla ets eigl euri moi cun mo: Y the wh T six 814 sen wh CO| Hu x2< for A pri sel ets J an Se' qu i Cl t< hi al P< in ti w a Oh, yes, we are all going to see "The Jttle Tycoon" next Monday and Tues lay nights, at True Reformers' Hall. In coneequence of the inclemency of he weather Monday night, Feb. 2<*>tb, he lecture at the First Pregbyterian ihurch (colored) Corner Monroe and katherine Streets, was postponed until Monda" next, March 5th, 8 p m. Rev. Moses D. Hoare, D. D., will deliver the lecture instead of Dr. R 1\ Kerr as waa announced. Miss Sarah A. Kemp, accompanied by Prof. M. N. M. Bennett of the Richmond Theological Seminary will add to the occasion by solos. Festival afterwards. Admission - - - 1 "> Cents. "The Little Tycoon" in something fine and don't you forget it. FOR SALE !-W e have for saleone of the best built, most convenient and thoroughly arranged dwellings on Navy Hill. We allude to No. 900 northwest corner Oth and Baker Stn. If you with a splendid home, this can not be excelled. Chewning & Rose, Agents, No. 6 north loth Street 422 EAST BROAD STREET Between 4th mad Ltk Street* t Stein Shoe Company, Proprietors, Successor to Wertheimer. *dhs Butte* 8ho te t FfUft Tja, $1} Mi Ladies and Misses Spring neel, $l.00i , $lMi Ladles Sprti Say* iV5dd/ Shots, $1.0$, u *di?3 Buttes Shoes, FfUut Tip, $1.1 Misses School Shoes, $.85; I Ladles end Misses Spring Heel, #?00/ AfrA Cat Sprriif Seel Boote, ilMi Ladlee Sprthm Heel High Cut $1.1*1 MetSe A(Mlt Con^Tfst, *1.00; le *l d i We ssM yon f ons wseutag 8BOS3 al Ins lowest Prices, ?UQf IstOS 00* 418 m. UweA gt, osax Stn 8t ^HtT sJwJ5* ^^ ^Sf 500 IN^PRIZES. The Grandest Offer Yet. e You Ever Tried to Obtain a PLA SET Pi ito? Ifr*ot, Now is Your Chance. Il You Work, You II Find No Blank Number. e h&ve placed tickets for the workers to handle. HEAD THIS GRAND OFFER. e have decided to issue tick each one of which is good two months subscription to Planet. The price ol tn ets will bc only 25 cents, hen brought or sent to the net Office, 814 East Broad et, they will be regarded as icy and the Planet will be : to any address for two iths; two tickets will secure the Planet for four months; :e tickets will secure you thc net for six months; tour tick will secure you the Planet for it months; live tickets will se ; you the Planet for ten nths and six tickets will se e you the Planet for twelve nths. ou must buy these tickets of ticket sellers?the persons o are working for the prizes, b every person who brings tickets to the Planet Office. t East Broad Street, we will d the Planet for One Year ich is $1.50 and give them a >y of Christ Before Pilate, it magnificent oil chromo 17 \t inches, which sells at retail $1.00. TO THE PRIZE-SEEKERS. Ve shall offer the following zes to the persons who shal I the highest number of tick i. Lst Prize?Fine Gold Wateli d chain or Sewing Machine. 2nd Prize?Handsome Silvei rvicc. id Prize?Gold Bracelets or E ivalent. 4th Pita?Cooking Stove eater or Equivalent. 5th Prize?Marbleized Clock. 6th Prize?Gold Ring, 7th Prize?Handsome Rockin: liair. 8th Prize?Barrel of Sugar. 9th Prize?Barrel ol Flour. Oth Priz?-Ton of Coal. How is* ance! Iuordc ive decided to supplement ti. aove offer by another. We shall give a prize to ever :rson who shall sell twenty c lore of these tickets, the prize ) range in value in accordam ith tue number of tickets sob All persons who sell 20 ticker nd over will receive a prize. All persons who sell 40 tieke nd over will recei ve a prize. All persons who sell 80 tickets and over will receive a prize. All persons who sell 150 tick? ets and over will receive a prize. All persons who sell 250 tick? ets and over will receive a prize. All persons who sell 350 tick? ets and over will receive a prize. All persons who sell 500 tick? ets and over will receive a prize. For list of prizes given for each group of tickets sold, see Prize Circular. In this grand distribution will be given away Gold Watches, Silver Watches, Gold Medals, Silver Medals, Jewelry, Clocks, Crockery, Clothing, Parlor and Chamber Suitcs.^Fine Shoes, Sew? ing Machines, Groceries, Baby Carriages, Bic3'des, Guitars, Or? gans?in fact every thing that the heart could wish. TAKE NOTICE. Persons who win any one of the first ten prizes will be enti? tled to one of those in the list of the number of tickets sold. Par example, if the person who secures the first prize sells 500 tickets, in addition to the first prize he will be allowed one ol the prizes offered for the per? son selling 500 tickets. This rule will applj in the case of 350 tickets, 250 tickets and so on. TO THE WORK. ?STThc tickets will be ready for distribution on and after March 1, 1804.. WHO CAN SELL THEM. Persons who arc known to be reliable or can give good refer? ence will be allowed to handle these tickets. REPORTS, WHEN MADE. Bach ticket-seller will make report! once in two weeks. The name of each person who gets the tickets will be published in tlie^Flanet tor " ??** ?ber of ti. , 'i!.1 ; b a^o Viii DC cvW?.ti' ?.?-> mpm -**? ol competitors. Send for list of prizes. Send for outfit at once. If your application is accept? ed, tickets will be issued you on and after March 1,1894. All who work will receive a Erize. There are no blank num ers. Address all communications to John Mitchell, Jr., 'Phone 935. Publisher of the PLANET, !i4 E. Broad St: Richmond, Virginia. Easter Offering TO THE Colored Young Men's Christian Associat'n AT THE Sharon Baptist Church, Corner Leigh and First Streets, March 26, 1894?At 8 P. M, AN ADDRESS WILL BE DELIVERED B\ REV. EVANS PAYNE. $2,or>0.'must be raised for thi* year's work. Will you not give 5 or 10 cents towards this amount? If so, do not fall to punch our Cards. Our Cards must be returned March 2Cth, 8 p. m. He who helps where lt ls needed. God will bless. Tuesday Night, March 27th, ths boys of the Junior Department will con duct a Mock Court. Case?Stolen, f 25,000. The thief has been captured by Detective Ben j. Kersey, and will be tried before Judge Fleming of the Junior Department,,Hustlng Court at the Sharon Baptist Church at 8 o'clock p. m. Counsel for defense : Lawyers H. Lennis and Eddie Ellis. Commonwealth Attorneys, Lawyers Evangelist Jackson and Charles McLawrence; Jessie Smith, Clerk of Court, Joseph Gilpin, Prisoner. Come and hear the trial. March 28th.?An entertainment by the Junior King's Daughters. The Ladies'Auxiliary will hold a FESTIVAL in vestry of the Church each night. Single Admission, lOcts. Season Ticket, '.Lt.