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RELIGIOUS NEWS.
Mission Sunday-School "Work
in tho Northwest.
Dr. Eytlor on Univorsnlism and tho
Evangelical Alliance.
Tho Baptist Centennial Campaign-Baptist
ministerial Association.
Matters Discussed by the Religious Press
—Home Literary Lectures.
The Baptist Convention nt Amboy, HI.-
Personal and OlUor Notes.
Programme of Sorvlcos In Uio Cliurchos To-
Day-Calendar for tho Wook.
THE MISSION BDKDAY-SOJIOOIi WORK IN TUB NORTII-
WK9T,
•Ibo Sunday-school Is, without question, ono
of tbo most offootivo and economical branches
of Christian work. It roaches tho young at tho
moat favor able, time in tholr lives for. religions
truth to mako permanent impressions upon tholr
minds and load them to boeprao Christians.
There is, however, a branch of tho Sunday
school work which Is quietly and wisely carried
on, that Is. nob as often brought before the
■benevolent public aa Its real merits deserve..
For nearly, fifty years tho American Sunday-
School Lnlon, has been prosecuting this
work in tho pioneer settlements and destitute
places of tbo land, until it has organized' 61,000
Sunday-schools. . i
Tbo method of doing this work Is to send com
petent men to tho settlements whore thoy havo
no Bunday-sohoola, and, for tho most part,;no
preaching, and denominational effort does not
roach tho people, and provide for thorn} and
then to organize Union Sunday-schools. Those
missionaries remain upon their field during tho'
year, and watch over and aid tho schools thus
•organized until thoy booomo self-sustaining or
grow into churches, so that tho
work Is not ephemeral,'• hut - per
manent. It Is economical, booiuso it enlists
all tbo pooplo in its support. When. denomina
tional schools could not bo supported or proaoh
lug sustained, a Union Sunday-school can and
does live, and Is'solf-Bustalolng, requiring only
tbo outlay necessary to pay tbo salary and .ex
penses of tbo missionary, and often only a small
donation of books or papers to help tho people
start tho school.
Wbiile the question is being raised In many
.minds bow the work of homo-evangolizatibn
may bo conducted so as to reduce the annual,
heavy drafts upon the various Home Missionary
Boards, may it not bo that here is one very prac
tical answer ? The groat Instrumentality that is to
:accomplisb the reformation of , tbo world and
tbo elevation of mankind is the Bible; and.
what better method can be devised than to nnito
mil the people in studying it, which the Union
Sunday-school does, and in such a manner that
the people sustain the chief expense of it them
selves, except for that of the missionary -who
enlists thorn in it ?
The Union baa organized 829 now Sunday
schools in tho Northwest during tho year
ending Nov. 1, and aided 422 other schools,
in which there wore 4,273 teaobera and
81,150 scholars. Besides this, it has distributed
some 8,000 Bibles aud Testaments. Such a work
cannot fail to bavo a great and good influence
upon the future of tbo interior. It Is not, how
- ever, merely an effort for ono year; itispe>'
ißlstontly followed up year of ter year,—as, for
•example, in the throe years ending M&roh 1,
1878, It organized 932 now schools in this depart
ment, and aided 1,948 schools, in which there
Were 20,796 teachers and 164.811 scholars.
The Society is national. While Buck a groat.
work is being done in tho Northwest, tbo efforts ‘
of this Society extend to ell ports of tho coun
try, and last year it organized 1,003 Sunday
schools aud aided 2,866. in which there were
14 890 teachers and 205,256 scholars.
Among its officers are Bobert Lennox Ken
nedy, of Now York, President; George* H.
Stuart, James Pollock, Balph Wells, E. fl. Toboy,
N. S. Bouton, John V. Eurwell, S. M. Moore,
Myron Phelps, Vice-Presidents.
Tho office of the Northwestern Department of
Missions is at 261 West Madison street, Chicago,
.and P. G. Ensign is General* Superintendent
. ministers to all. Says one who has boon in
this work fourteen yeom; •* DoolQoo all time*
figures show, wo have fed tbo hungry, clothed
’ the destitute, sought out tho lost and wandering,
the sick and the sorrowing, and buried
■ their dead. Wo have stood in tho
•cabin of tho pioneer, sad, and lonely.
. disheartened by losses, and and
.aided such to struggle on iu tho battle of life.
Wo have soon churches grow into life from our
fiunday-scboolfl, aud scores and scores, in tho out
•of tbo-way places, brought into tho Kingdom, and
many delightful' proofs of tho transforming
Sower of Divine Grace upon individuals in fanc
ies : cached by this work in almost all national
ities.”
Thus followed up, with ministering to tho tem
poral as well as the spiritual wants of the people,
this must be a permanent work. Its Influence
upon communities and individuals will remain
whether the schools continue longer, than a sin
gle season or not; but the experience of tho So
ciety, according to its report, Is, that from
three-fourths to nine-tenths of tho schools it or
ganizes live.
A missionary who has been over his field, and
learned of tho cases of destitution, thus reports
Jho distributions:
“ Package No. 1 was given to a family who
were brought to the extremeet want by sickness
and other misfortunes. This package, added to
what the poor neighbors gave, clothed the fam
ily for church and Sunday-school. No, ‘2 was
given to a man whose children wero going in
Uieir bare feet in the midst of winter. This pro
vided shoos for them. No. S was given to two
neighbors who wero badly frozen in the
stoim of January last. One of these lost
his hand, the other bis life. No. 4
was given to a family where there
wore a number of small children, and the father
was lying sick with little hope of recovery.
No. 6 was given to a poor widow whoso husband
perished in the terrible storm of last January.”
This is but a single paragraph of a long record
of the work of this Society, as supplementary to
its main service for the children iu our frontier
settlements. It seldom comes to'pubilo notice,
because it is quietly carried forward by a system
that seeks to do the people good, and trust to
the friends of the poor to respond to its quiet
appeals and oid its work,
usually it lakes about 625 to start anewachool
•'and set it in full operation. A missionary
costs about 6800. How many people who have
abundant moans could, without feeling the' loss
of $25, send that amount to the Superintendent
of this Department, and thus proyido some fortv
• or fifty cUUdrou iu some frontier settlement with
good reading, a good Sunday-school, and whole
. some religious instruction, for a whole yew* ?
A benevolent gentleman iu New England, who
boa sustained a missionary of this tiooiety in
lowa for several years, paying his entire salary,
says, “ The report of Mr. D. hut confirms tho
opinion I have long cherished, that tho work of
tno American Sunday-School Union secures
more immediate, extensive, and permanent
.results than that of any other of
•our religious benevolent institutions.” Tho
importance of such a woik can hardly ho
overestimated, in whatever aspect it Is regarded,
educationally, politically, religiously. And so wo
feel after reviewing tho Boport of this old and
good Society, now just closing Its first half
century of most valuable service: and wo would
gladly see its power fur doing Its work multi
plied a hundred xoU by tho liberal support of
the benevolent.
What wo need Is nob so much to build costly
temples or erect magnificent asylums, hut to
build character,—num and women who will ho
*.iuo to themselves, their God, and their country;
best time to begin this work is iu child
hood and youth. It is easier, cheaper, ami a
thousand times better to form than to reform,
pn. hydku on oniversalism and ins evan
gelical ALLIANCE.
Tho Rev. Dr. W. H. Ryder, of this city, pre
pared a paper which was to have represented
bis views of Uuivcrsullsm buforotbo Evangelical
Ailianoe* This paper appears Ju tho current
number of tho Covenant and la important aa
showing tbo vlowo of an eminent alvino in
that denomination, It la confessed that certain
views of salvation in Ohrlat are bold which are
not approved by certain denominations. "But.
notwithstanding this difference. it is contention
that in rofornnoo to tbo Word of Qod in matters
of faith, and on tbo divinity and Son
fliip of Christ, tboy are agreed.
\Vith that form of bnliof which denies the
inspiration of tho Scriptures, and practically
r-Mecls the Bible as having authority upon tho
rVsou and oousclouoo of nun, the Doctor do-
Clares they are not in sympathy. With equal
decision does.ho rojoot all attempts to reduce
tho Christ of tho Gospels to tho lovol of a more
man, thus robbing Him of tho orowu of divinity
which tho Gospels place upon ids brow, and thus
also virtually denying that God has by His Son
revealed himself to mankind.
“ Our religious belief," says tho Doctor, “Is
that which we think the Bible teaches; and tho
Lord wo love, and In whom wo trust, both for
timoand eternity, is the Christ of history, and
tho .authorized representative of tho Father.
So ' far ns loyalty to Christ, and faith
In tho Biblo as the sufficient rule of faith and
practice are Concerned, wo holiovo tho Uuivor
sallst i denomination is as united as any soot
represented in the Alliance."
On tho Christian doctrine of conversion lid
gives ;hla views with equal doflnitouoas. Ho
quotes a leading clergyman ou the uoint, who
says (hat “Unlvcrsallutsbeliovo in the import
ance and indispensable necessity of repentance,
—that is; a Godly sorrow and a true reforma
tion of heart and life. Uuiversalistß holiovo in
a now birth, or a change of heart, effected in tho
soul by a cordial belief of Gospel truth, aooom-
Sanicd by tho sanctifying infinonccs of tho Holy
pirit."' It is-further staled, that “ Universal
salvation rests upon tho assumption of universal
obedience;"
Those are tho prominent features of tho Alli
ance letter prepared by tbo Doctor, who now
adds the following remarks, which show his esti
mation of the Alliance:
. i It la my opinion,' for I have no right to claim any
thing tnOra, that the presentation to tho Alliance of
some such paper ha this would have done good, not
only as informing certain members of that body who
xn»y not truly understand our position on the groat
theme discussed, hot ss placing uo right upon tho rec
ord, and.oponUig the yay for u bettor understanding
aUnroaud,’. ;; y .
• But It is too late now. The Alliance, after a series
of very useful and creditable sessions, h to adjourned.
Borne narrow and unworthy things were said, but, on
the whole, the addressee were • catholic to spirit and
Worthy the occasion. All lu all. it seems to mo but tho
truth tb say, that tho Evangelical, Alliance recently
hold iu Now York was (Uo maxt useful and the mast
hopeful assemblage of lho.profoßflcd followers of Ohrlat
over held In this country.
•THE BAPTIST CENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN OPENED.
The Wectorn Advisory Committee of tbo Na
tional Education Commission met in the SLiclu-
jon Avouuo Baptist Church last Tuesday morn
ug, for the purpose of devising plans of co
operation in the effortanow being mode by the
Baptists of tbo country to raiao $10,000,000 for
educational purposes. After a careful and ma
ture consideration of tbo subject, it was agreed
that tbo effort needs to bo .at onco general and
special, each State and each institution caring
for its own, and yet all, So far. as may bo prac
ticable, acting together. ■ TUe thing to bo espe
cially feared in a oaso like this, it was believed,
is, that,, in tbo lack of organization, and of pro
vision for timely organization and duo direction,
tbo responsibilUy, belonging to no one in par
ticular, will fait to bo adequately taken up at all,
and so the work be either languidly done, or olso
wholly fall through. It was hold that every
body’s business, must 'bo made, in a
certain ' express - way, somebody’s business,
or there would bo no guarantee whatever
that the groat work will bo done. Mindful of
this, tbo Committee will make it one of tbo
special aims lu the general plan and propose to
so adjust tbo work as not to assume wliat be
longs to others. As a matter of fact, in nearly
all tbo Western States, .independent action,has
boon taken already upon this subject and com-’
dittoes appointed empowered to hold the mat
ter in oborgo, and, in concert with other States,
or in such a way as may bo found preferable,
organize and push on the work.
The Western Advisory Committee appointed
at this meeting a sun-committee to look after
this point, consisting of the Bor. Dr. J. A.
Smith, of Chicago (Chairman); the Bov. Dr.
Brooks. President of Kalamazoo College; ibo
Bor. Dr. OrifQtb, of Milwaukee; and Drs.
Northup, Bally, and Thomas, of this city. This
Committee will correspond with the general
State Committees, and, if agreeable to the lat
ter, co-operate with them iii organizing* the
Western wing of the great obntennial cam
paign. They are also empowered, if they deem
it expedient, to recommend to the Executive
Committee in-New York of the National Educa
tional Commission a suitable mau for appoint
ment as a Western Secretary of the Commission,
or with some other official designation, to bo at
the head of tbo movement in the West, and aid
this in whatever way bis 1 services may bo re
quired. The Bov. Dr. Smith, -as Chairman of
both committees, was also instructed to take in
charge such correspondence as may bo found
necessary. The mooting adjourned to moot at
the call Of the Chairman.
TUK BAPTIST MUUSTZEUL ASSOCIATION.
Tho bocoud rheoting of the Baptist Ministerial
Association, recently organized, took place In
the Stajidard onice-ldsfc Monday. Aboat fifty
persona wero present to tuko part in the occa
sion. :
The Bov. A. J. Frost, pastor of tho University
Place Baptist Obnroh, read a very interesting
paper, the subject of wbioh was “ Obedience.”
Tho sohedulo of aocossions for tho month, aa
reported, is aa follows
Ny t/upcUm. experience,
Goodapeed, Second Church, Chicago--* 3 0
Noad, Stock Varda 0 0
Whitehead, North Star , 0 1
Duela, Twenty-fifth Street. 0 4
DoDaptlalo, Olivet... 0 2
Everts,. First .. 6 8
McCarthy, Union Park 1 2
Langridgo, South..;. 0 1
Frost; University Place 0 4
Kermott, Coventry Street 0 1
Gordon, Western Avenue..... 2 14
Eounsborry, First Church, Aurora.,... 0 2
Palmer, Union, Aurora...,; 3 4
Ellis, Englewood., 2 7
KUne, Hinsdale 1 4
Smith, Wheaton 0 2
Mahle, Oak Pork 0 1
...: n
NOT EXACTLY SATISFIED.
Total,.
.The. adjustment of Mr. Tilton’s lato “un
pleasantness” in Mr. Beecher’s church is not
very satisfactory to our OooßrogatioDol organ,
who gets. off tho following sentence about tbo
matter:. ,
But it will bo a great mistake If those unacquainted
with OougrogatlouQliem conclude that It la no hotter
fitted to cope with the duties of church discipline than
this action of Plymouth Church would Imply, or that
it 1b such an unorganized, gelatinous system as might
be Inferred from the remarks made by Mr. Beecher
on tUat'occaalon. .
; QUERIES.
A writer in the XHoceae, who has been read
ing Bishop .Cummings' position respecting his
conduct at tho late Alliance, puts the following
queries, and hopes that some one will respond t
•Writ—Why is not tho practice of recognition more
general?:
Second—Why are the Wardens and Vestry of a perish
prohibited invlUug other than Episoopally-oroalnod
clergy to minister iu their Ohurch ?
Third— Why do lilshops roordaln ministers who
come from tho denominations into the Church 7
Fourth— ls there one law for Bishops and another
for laity, - -
congregational communion.
"In response to the investigation, ” Does Gon
.gregatjonal usage allow a Deacon to conduct
communion services iu the absence of tho minis
ter ?” the Advance saya t
If It is not practicable to secure a minister to con
duct the service, It is not only proper for tho chinch
to direct tho Beacons to ollicluto, but it Is every way
much hotter than to omit tho regular communlou ser
vice, A church without a pastor specially needs a co
hesive Influence, while it happily illustrates what Con
gregationalism believe to be the Scriptural idea of the
functions of tho local church.
THE RELIGIOUS PRESS.
. The religious press of tbo city camo out too
early to note tbe result of tbo county and munic
ipal elections. That subject will bo in order
next week, if tboy wish to take it up.
Tho Jhoccse, which is the special organ of tho
Episcopal Church in tho State of Illinois, has
been resuscitated; and now makes its appearance
as a monthly, in charge of the Rev. J. F. Walk
er as editor, and Mr. Charles Francis as pub
lisher, with Ilißbop WhUohoUßo, tbo Rev. Dr.
Locke, tho Rove. E. BulUvuu, Ed
win Goan, and Canon Knowles, as
editorial contributors. It la a live-col
umn, four-page, neat-looking paper, well tilled
with church news, and treating editorially in this
number'on tho “Canonical Collections," the
Evangelical Alliance, and tho u German Prob
lem.'* The editor surmises that, while Sec
tarianism on tho one hand, and Romanism on
tho other, are taking deep hold of the Gorman
population of this country, tho Church is doing
comparatively little, so little that there is a grow
ing conviction among tbo American Churonmon
that there is some deep-seated uuoongoniaiity
between Anglicanism and the' Gorman mind;
and thus cornea tbo “ German Problem, 1 ' which
is said to bo a “troublesome; ono." Without
tho presentation of any dollmto solution, tbo
editor closes as follows:
nationalism has already taken deep, anil la aim tak
ing deeper hold upon Rio thought mid fulth of mod
aril society. And there 1b no question hut.tho Immi
gration of German thought und German poomo into
Uilh country fa ono of tho loading Intluiuj. cs that are
lu.iiglna about this state of thing*. And ao how to
(tea) with it may bo waphaUeaily termed "The uor
I*lll3 CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: StrNnAV, ;;oyemßEß 6, IsW.
• man Problem," It is a problem Germany la forcing
upon us every day with Increasing urgency. Lot
those whoso cuUuto and experience nave given thorn
words of wledom and weight to speak, prepare to
apoak them now* . . .*l*,
Tho Adoanoa opens with an editorial on
41 Hard Times," in whioh it is assorted that
“ Hopofnhioßs " la tho first duty, “ Economy "
the second, and “ ObrlalSan Activity "the third,
—tho last if attended to. resulting, during tho
coming winter, in a “ wlao-anroad and powerful
revival."
Another editorial appears on tho AlHanco,
touching on the “Communion Question," in re
gard to whioh tho editor says wo must fool our
way stop by atop, and aot by persuasion, and not
by foroo. Tho Baptist brotliren aro exhorted to
bo truo to their convictions until those convic
tions ‘ change, whioh will take plaoo In duo
season. As a general hit at all objections and
objectors, tho following illustration is given t
'What should wo think of tbo professed civilization of
a community in which it wss accounted a singular
thing for children of tho samo family to sit together
around tho samo toblo; so that whan it occurred, tho
newspapers must needs chronicle tbo event, and com
ment upon tt? And yet hero aro the'ohlldron of Qod,
whoso spiritual life Is lovo, and who are all one in
Christ Josas, debating whether It wilt answer for them
toßitlocolbcrarounatbo Lord’s tablo { and it some
such spectacle In witnessed, tho world is antontsbod, tbo
fact Is reported everywhere by telegraph, and
the entail rejoice over It - ecstatically: as if what
ehould bo tho first and easiest lesson of religion was its
last and most difficult I Qod hasten tho day when truo.
charily shall bo so universal that llllbcrallty shall ho
tho exception among Oltrlstiaus, and when overy In
stsnco of bigotry ahotl move Christendom to astonish
ment. . . -
The ourront number of the Standard Is largely
devoted to. tbo.doings of . anniversaries. A
couple of abort editorials appear,—ouo on tho
Higher Life," and tho other on 44 Old-PasU
louod Homo Missions,"—the latter containing
tho following paragraph :
Homo missionary work In this country—taking the 1
country,in lta_extcot—antedates all home mission
societies; Whoever writes its history will find tho In
troductory chapter of that history itfl moat interest
ing one. There would be recorded namoa. among
the most honored and dear, in American Baptist ;
annals, ; and labors among - tho l most self
denying and heroic ■ since apoatolio times.
Thoao missionaries wore - solf-appointod, and to
somo extent solf-RUBtained. When they did rocolva.,
aid toward provision for.those simple nccessarlos of
life with whioh tboy and theirs had learned to bo
content, it was In a great degree from tbo hands of
those to whom they ministered that it came, while the
farm or the Hook at home at homo supplied the Inevit
able deficiencies. Long Journeys by simplest modes
of conveyance, and through what 'was still mostly a
wilderness wore fumlhar incidents.. They knew what
it was to lodge at ulghfby tbocamp-flro dr in thero
moto stiller’* rutlo cabin, and could -find in any hum
ble shod a sanctuary, provided them, might, bo even a
few to Join with them there in tho worship of the liv
ing Gofi.
Tbo topics which come under review in tho
columns of tho Advocate aro, 4 *Let tbo.Lord
Work/ 1 tho 4> Coming Session of tho Mission
Committee," tho “ Farmers and tho Crisis,".and
44 Ono Stylo of Preaching." Tbo Mission Com
mittee will soon be called. upon to report
upon the plans . for tbo missionary
campaign. Tho editor trusts no “hard-times ”
policy will control its actions, and adds:
Wo pray that no plana shall bo dwarfed, no pressing
work curtailed, no missionaries withdrawn, no fields
abandoned, no retreat of any kind wrought into the
sacred ;ecoro of our bugle-calls. ■ Lot ths appropria
tions be largo and brave. Something of stringency
overspreads the country, hut wo believe that by tho
time the new appropriations are comprehended by tho
church our financial eklea will brighten, and the
1 money will enter tho sacred treasury. Moreover, ’ tho
present “hard times ” come of dishonesty, specula
tion, and stock-gambling,—ln a word, of financial sin
and unholy greed. Let the Committee sound the
summons to Money to become regenerate and re-enter
the Lord’s bank,, whence it has been unduly abstract
ed. • . . • ■
The editor of the Hew Covenant has just re
ceived a present of a gold-mounted, ebony bane,
which has alarmed him, and yet ho promises to
flourish it in that way becoming to a man who is
only an editor and parson. The euWeota which
pass under review editorially are, the ” * Cause In
Ontario,” Church Etiquette,” etc. A long •
sermon appears on the first page by the Bov. E.
H. Chapin, on “ Hungering and Thirsting for
Bightoeusnoss,” from which we quote the fol
lowing j
It la not singular that such » perfect portraiture an
that of Jcaua OUrlat la presented to ns. when wo con
sider la wbat a broken way It cornea, Tbe gospels are
fragmentary, and wo make a great mistake if wo ap
ply to them tbo aomo lawa of criticism that apply to
any groat history Uko that of Tbuoydldoa or Greta.
They are more fragments,' memoirs serving as ma
terials tor history to us, sketches bore and there of the
character of Christ; and it la not remarkable that
these artless sketches, slight as they are, should pre
sent to ua that perfect portraiture of moral goodness
and spiritual loveliness 7 We cannot suppose them to
have boon Action; no man could have Invented Jesus
Christ; no genius could have Imagined a being which
has thus attracted all hearts in all ages ; there must
have boon an overshadowing roalltyto have produced
as bright a reflection; and there stands that glorious
portraiture—tbo goodness that wo should hunger and
thirst aftosv-tbo goodness of Jeans Christ.
. Tho > Western Catholic discusses tbo “ Boal
Design,” *• No Neutral Ground,” u Accusations,”
tho “European Nows,” and “Ireland.” It ven
tures the following about England:
England had, for years,.been diplomatically on tha
aide of the Pope, whilst spiritually his adversary. This
double-doing will not last long. Tbe enemies of or
der, of religion, of justice, of freedom, will prevail In
that country. After England is severely scourged, sbo
may come to a true knowledge of her status in tho
OhnsUan’Eingdom. It is true that much ot Christian
firluclplo has been retained by tho English nation, but
t requires the whole to preserve her from misfortune.
Obstinacy in error leads to the direst results with in
dividuals, aud so with nations.
HOME tiTTBUABT LEOTUHE9,
Tho Boy. M. J. Savago, pastor of the Third
Unitarian Church, has arranged for a . course.of
Home Literary Lectures iu hia church, on the
•ornor of Monroe and Laliln streets. The fol
owing are the persons secured and the times
fixed tor the lectures :
Bu letter or
Robert Coliyer, Nov. 24;
Dr. M. E. Thomas, Doo. 11;
M. J. Savage, Deo. 22;
Dr. Ryder, Jau. 8 ;
•Mrs. Wftughop, Jan. 22 s
William Alvin Bartlett, Fob. 5;
Prof. Swing, Fob. 9 ;
Dr. Powers, March 6.
TUo lectures dolirered by Meaara. Swing,
Bartlett, and Powers will bo written for the oc
casion.
THE BAPTIST CONTENTION AT AMBOY.
A meeting of the Ottawa and Dixon Baptist
Associations has Just closed at Amboy, 111.,
which began last Wednesday. A large number
woro present, among them some of tne leading
talent of Northern Illinois. Wo give the foUow«-
ing synopsis of the proceedings:
Mr. Hobart, the Secretary of Home Missions,
laid out tno claims of North America, especially
the mission-fields of Illinois, particularly urging
“ the ovangellcation of the foreign population
in self-defense, or else they would demoralize
us.” He lifted an outcry against corruptions
which wero pouring in upon us from other
nations ] and assorted that the Gospel was the
only adequate remedy.
Dr. Hewitt’s sermon was an exhibition q{ the
Gospel as the sufficient and efficient sword to be
wielded by the armies of our Master- gain the
victory for the truth.
The subject of Foreign Missions was well in
troduced by the essay of the Bov. S. B. Gilbert,
'of Freeport. He showed that Christ's spirit was
the true missionary spirit which we should-all
imitate. It was not selfish. It did not propose
to take North America alone, bat the world, and
make the whole people to bo blessed by the Gob
fiol sway. Foreign Missions, ho claimed, em
erged the heart, fired the zeal, and sot the fol
lowers of Christ at work.
Dr. Hewitt claimed that it was the spirit and
work of Foreign Missions which created and de
veloped those grand characters • which the Free
Boligionint, Abbott, mourned for as wasted on
the desert airs of India and China.
Dr. Halgh showed that tho Divine method was
not to plant Christianity m a cortuln country,
and then work out la widening circles from tho
ono point, . but rather that It was like
leaven. which was to be thrown
Into the mass of heathenism. hero,
and there, and everywhere, end It would work
out the purification of all nations. The Twelve
Apostles wore called the seed-corn, but those
kernels must he stooped in the spirit of tbo
Divine Master, and planted in all tho soil of
earth, to bring forth tho harvests of tho nations.
Dr. Ologhom left tho subject a little to sneak
for tho foreigners of our country who bad boon
so ahusod on tho previous day. He thought tho
American-born might possibly contaminate some
of tho emigrants from tho Old World. Ho told
tho story of his father, who brought a good old
fashioned family of twelve children to America,
and, oooiug the Babbatlr desecration of Ameri
can-born people on their way to llsh and shoot
on Sunday, bis- mother prepared to return with
her ohlldrou to good old Scotland, lest they
should bo destroyed by the example of Ameri
cans. Ho believed In prooohing the Gospel to
tho nations which wore pouring in upon us, and
purifying tho fountain at homo.
Secretary Tulman, of Chicago, had lived four
years among the heathen of Asia, and was able
to speak from personal experience. He argued
Foreign Missions from tho command of our
Lord and Master, and showed that no ono oonld
bo excused from a share In tho work. Ho urged
it from tho consideration of the design
and adaptation of tho Gospel - for ovory
inhabitant of the world alike. Ho por
trayed tbo nations in the - darkness of
heathenism, standing lu perishing need of the
Gospel.—lllustrating it from touching scones In
his missionary life lu Control Asia. Ho gave
figures showing that his denomination had bap
tized over 125,000 converts-from heathenism os
the inlit in part of tho small expenditure of
money and anorlilco of lifo in Foreign Missions.
Tboy bavo over 62,000 communicants iu their
mission church, with 000 native preachers and
teachers, and only 160 American missionaries in
tholr nlhotoon foreign mission fields.
A largo and most deeply attentive andionoo
listened to tbo essays, papers, reports, and re
marks of tho womou, vrbo conducted a mooting
of lasting interest. Deports wore presented by
the District Secretary, Mr. Ilalghi and groat
truths and wise plans were suggested by tbo
titato Secretary, Mrs. Loach. It appears that the
women of tho West aro supporting six ladies as
teachers In tho missions of Asia, and a largo
band of Biblo women and a number of Behoofs.
Membership in those auxiliary societies is only
$1 a year, and tboy bopo to enlist every Baptist
woman In tbo lana iu tbo nobio enterprise, and
at tho same time not to diminish any other work.
Dr. Powell preached a sormoti, which closed
a mooting of groat profit.
PERSONALS.
' Tho Bor. Dr. Willis Lord, lalo of this city,
and recently President of Wooator University,
0., has received tbo title of LL.D.
Tho ,Rov. J. O. Peek, of tbo Centenary
Molbodliit Church, proaobed a powerful sermon
ou totnporanoo. last Sunday evening, during
whiob ho was frequently applauded.
Tho Bev. Moses Smith, of this oity, preaches
In tho Congregational church at Jaokaon, Mich.,
to-day.' ' '
Tho Bov. John Wilkinson, .Rector of Graco
Churob, Madison, passed through tho oity ou
his way South last wook. i.
Tho Rov. Richard Miller, of tho last class In
the Chicago Theological. Seminary, has been
called to tho Emerald Grovo and Johnstown
churches, in Wisconsin*
Tbo Rov. I. O. Hughes, a graduate of tho Obl
oago.Thoolopical Seminary, has Just boon or
dained pastor of tho- Town Street Church,
Columbus, O. -
Tbo Rov. T. N. Benedict, of Wyoming, HI.,
was in the city last wook, tbo guest of tbo Rov.
O. R. Street. Ho officiated last Sunday at tbo
Cathedral of 89. Fetor and Paul. -
Tbo Bov. H. 0* Kinney has resigned tbo Rec
torship of tbo Church- of tho Atonement, and
boa accepted the portion of Missionary Assist
ant of tho Cathedral.
' Tbo 'Rov.' Goorgo-O. Street baa resigned his.
position as Associate Doctor of tbo Omircb of
tbo Ascension, and accepted tbo appointment of
Special Agent of tho Society for the Increase of
tho Ministry, with headquarters in this oity.
- Prof; Sheppard; of tho Chicago University, has
• beon invited by Prof. Baynes, of tho University
of St; Andrews, 1 in Scotland, to'“do Chicago’ 1
for the now edition of tbo Encyclopedia Britan
ntcauow being prepared under'his direction.
Tbo foreign Professor says bo wants a 44 good
thing on Chicago." •
NOTKS.
A SIO,OOO Methodist Church, Bald to ho very
lino, will bo dedicated In South Evanston to-day.
According to tho JHoceae, which gives a dlrcc- •
toryof thh samo, thoro arc fifteen Episcopal
churches and seventeen Episcopal clergymen in
this city.-
. The Advance says of tho Rev. Robert Laird
Collior’o dedicatory sormon, preached in tho
Memorial Chapel, last Sunday: ’ "It was remark
able for its exceeding appropriateness and*
beauty;" ... •
An illustrated eight-paged Sunday-school Sup-;
ploment is hereafter to. bo issued monthly in,
connection with the Advance. • It will abound in'
littio pictures and appropriate notes, oto. -
Religious-services have-been bold in tho
Fullerton Avenue. Presbyterian Churohdurtng
tho week, previous to the Communion season,
which takes place to-day. There is considerable
religious interest in this church at present.! iTho
Bov. W. 0. Young is the pastor;
Tho first reception was given by tho Bov. L.
T. Chamberlain, in the now chapel of tho Now
England Church, last Friday evening. It was
a very happy occasion for tbo congregation and
tliolr friends, and successfully tested tho capac
ity and convenience of the new rooms.
The Baptist organization at Oak Park was of
ficially recognized as a regular Baptist church
last week. Tho Bov. Dr. Northrup preached tho
sormon of the occasion, and tho Bev. T. W.
Qoodapood, F. M. Smith, and Goorgo Hunting
ton wero participants. Tho pastor of the new
enterprise is the Bev. H. O. Mabio, formerly of
Rockford.
Tho Executive Committee, of tho Board of
Directors of tho Presbyterian Theological Sem
inary met last Monday, and took measures to
secure a Financial Agent for tho institution. A
I committee, consisting of tho Bov. Abbott E.
Kittrodgo, George O. Noyes!, and H. G. Miller,
was appointed to correspond with parties an tho
subject, tbo report of which will bo printed to
morrow.
■ Tho Congregational Union, which emUraccs
all tho Congregational muiiaiorß and deacons of
tho Congregational churches in Chicago, will
hold thoir next regular mooting in tho New En
gland, Church, next Tuesday evening, at G:SO
o’clock. A supper will bo provided by tho ladies
of that Society,-after which tho interests of
Congregationalism in tbo city will be considered.
Tho regular mooting of - the Executive Board
of the Baptist .Woman's Missionary Society of
tho West was bold aa Tuesday morning, at tho
office of the Standard. Tho Treasurer repotted
tbo receipts tor October at $63i.59. -Mass
Watson, of Michigan, received au appointment
as missionary, after certain conditions are com
piled with. Letters wore road from missionaries',
- already in tho foreign field, and various matters
of interest connected with the work of -tho*
Society wore discussed...
The Bov. J. E. Clough, missionary at Ongdhv
India, i who has baptized, during tho past six
years,'over 2,000 converts from Hiudooism, was
- in this city last Tuesday, and loft on Thursday
morning, with his family, for his foreign homo.
Ho has neon visiting the churches of this coun
try for tho past nine. mouths; and. has raised an,
endowment of $60,000 for a theological somi-i
nary at Romapatau for tho Toloogoos, and has)
also secured four now missionaries,—making]
thirteen missionaries now on thoir way to India..
China, and Japan, for the Baptist churches ox|
tho United States.
THE UEV. NEWMAN HALL.
Tho following auotbh: o t tbs Roy. Nowman II all
ia taken from tho current number of tho £ (or
Weekly, and was written by tho Roy. Dr. FowVor,
of Evanston;
Few mon como to our community in 'whom tbo mui
of the people have deeper Intercut than they have iu
Newman Hall. Two hemisphere* have him in thought.
The New "World la lavish of carouses and confidence,.
tho Old of criticism and curses. There, men who mate
public opinion feel hla force aud tho rebuke of bla ac
tivity, aud. so hurl criticism at him. Hero, imou. mold*
ing public opinion arc removed from rivalries, and so
cau give full credit to his greatness. There, the ques
tion of greatness turns on writing Latin verve, and
ability in dullness. Here, tho question of greatness
turns on reaching results, and on availability. As wo
might expect, such a bxuy man os Newman Hall would
bo appreciated more hignly iu America than In En
gland, : because hla gift ooueUts In causing thfcuga to
como to pass. a
Ills father was an .Inebriate, and brought to tbif
homo the ordinary concomitants of that typo of demo-*
niaoy. ; Ho was converted, and gave his vigorous iifu tor
tho good of his fellows,' lie is chiolly known by hla'
tract entitled “ All for Jesus,” which has reached nud\-
helped thousands, lie resided at Maidstone, in Kout,p
whore young Newman was raised. . *
■The son was converted by Methodist preaching, and'
has found his warmest friends among tha itinerants.
Ho received his training iu a non-conforming college,
and received the degree of A. B. from the Loudon
University. Ho was early settled at Hull, whore ho
wrote tho “ Life of Dr. Gordon, or tho Christian Phi
losopher.” This book gave him a wide reputation. Ho
married tho daughter of Dr. Gordon, who brought him
eome money and much trouble, a few pounds aud many
poundings. Ho is now being released I'rom this wom
fn, that she may follow her tastes with a more congen
ial companion—her coachman.
Ho moved to London to become tbe successor of tbe
Itav. J, Sherman, a popular preacher at Surrey Taber
nacle. This is the church eo long. renowned for the.
occupancy of Roland Hill. It rests on the Lady Hunt
ington Foundation.
Dr. Hall u&os tho liturgy of the OlSurch of England
In tbo morning service. Ho has a wonderfully active
mind. ; Beading at odd times, ho passed the oxomlua
ilous in law in the London University, and took LL.B.
in honors, and received tho gold modal. His exam
inations for a degree wore eo marked thot tho Exam
iners urged him to compote for other honors. He had
less than a week for special preparation. Ho preached
old sermons on tho intervening Sunday, and gave his
days and nights to the work, aud swept everything be
fore him.
Dr. Hall is a marked man. He is tall, be Is put to
gether to slay, and ia able to eiyluce tost and protract
ed work. Ho Is neat in tho extreme, dresses ia tho
last touch of the fashion of hla culling, has all tho
marks of a gentleman, and looks the preacher, from
his elegant, ohMte features, to hlslsimplu and gentle
manners.
Ho is u scholar and an orator. Ho is plain, straight
forward iu hit speech, goes directly to the mark, mov
ing in tho midst of simple Saxon. Ho is forceful
often, aud sometimes eloquent.
He is Armenian in theology, Congregational la gov
ernment, and world-wide iu his sympathies. Hu is
tbo friend of (he working classes, bus opened his
church fur free looturcs for them, aud has often lec
tured to them. Ho is pre-eminently practical, Hla
life Is busy beyond comparison, and ho never tiros.
Hu has six day-schools and live Sunday-schools con
nected with his church, besides other mission work
and night-schools. Ho uas confidence In his plans, Is
a marvelous organizer, has vast faith iu Newman Hall,
aud so Uls enemies call him vain. But these uro his
works. ‘ I wish wo had ton thousand such workers hi
this land, even if tbpy were aa old as ho—about 00.
SERVICES TO DAY.
EPISCOPAL.
The Rev. H. 0. Klnnoy will culiclatoas usual at tho
Church of (ho Atonement,
—The Uov. Charles Edward Cheney will preach this
morning at Christ Church on u Tho Victory," uud this
evening ou “ Au Old Piece of Advice." .
• —The Jlov, Arthur Urooks- olliclatca this morning
and evening at St, James’ Church.
—The Jlov, Dr, stocking otUelatca as usual at tho
Church of the 1 Epiphany. Tho morning subject jb,
“ Elijah at Zsreptatli { a Lesson fur the Times."
—The Jlov. DUward BalUvan will officiate as usual
lu HttiUue’i mih • •
—There will ho services as usual at the Oburob of
tbo Holy Communion, , ,
—Tho Hov. Henry G. Perry will officiate m usual at
All Saints* Church, ~ , .
—Tho n«v. J. p, Walker will preach this mornlngln
Calvary Church, on “Thoßawof ’and
thin evening on “A Now Attempt to Adjust an Old
Quarrel,” ... ,
—Taoro will bo full Cathedral service* this morning
and evening at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul,
nArtiRT, . ..
The Hev. N. P, Havllu will preach u usual this morn
ing and evening at tho TomploChurch. . ...
—Tho Hov. Jenio B. Thomas preaches as usual at the
Michigan Avenue Olmroli, , ,
—Tuo Hov. T, W. Qoodapeod preaches this morning,
and tho Hov. E, J. Qoodspood this evening, at tho Sec
ond Church, •
—Tho Kov. L. T. Bush will preach this morning, and
tho Hov. K. 0. Mahlo.of Oak Pork, this evening, at tho
Twenty-fifth Blroot Church.
—Tho Hov. Florence McCarthy will preach as usual
at tbo Union Park Church,
—Tho Hov. A. J. Prost will proaoh as usual at tho
University place Church.
—Tho Hov. W. W. Everts will preach this morning
In tho First Church.* In tho evening B. P. Jacobs will
lead tho Gospel meeting.
—W. W, Everts, Jr„ will preaeh this morning, and
Ur. Everts this evening, at tho Indiana Avenue Chapel,
UKTUODIST.
Tho Hev. S. MoOhesnoy will proaoh (his morning at
Trinity Church. In the evening the Itov. E. VT, Hall,
President of Johnson College. Macon, 111., will preach,
—The Hov. J. O. Peck will this morning address and
receive probationers Into full communion, and this
evening preach on “The Transfiguration,”
—Tho Hov. Air. Bandy will preach os usual at tho
Ada Street Church. Tho evoulng subject la “ A Hem
ody for Hard Times.”
—The Hev. James mil, of tho Methodist Church,
will preach at Smith's Hall, In Englewood, this morning
and evening.
—Tho Hev. Br. Thomas will preach this morning at
tho First Church. In the evening ho will lecture to
young men on tbo Elements of Success.
—Tho Hov. Br, Polton will preach this evening at
Grace Church on *• Christian unity.”
—Tho Hev. A. Tonker will preach os usual at tbo
Western Avenue Church.
rnEsBTTEnuN.
X ~f,9X1 X X ,
—Tho Hot. Br. McEsig will preach this morning and
evening in tho Ninth Church.
—Tho Hev. Bon. E. 8. Ely will preach os usual in
Grace Church.
—Tho Hov. James Harrison will preach as usual 1a
the Tenth Church, •
—There will ho services as usual In tho First Scotch
Church. In tho evening thoro will be a lecture bn
Elijah. . ,
—Tho Hev, U, B. Gullck will officiate as usual in
tho American Reformed Church. Tbo evening ser
mon will ho tho eecond In the series to young men on
the “ History of Joseph.”
—The Hev. Charles L. Thompson will preach as
usual in tho Fifth Church. Tho evening subject la
“ Tho Church and Social Reforms,”
—Tho Rev. A. E. KUlrbdgowill preach this morning
at the Third Church on " Getbsenmno,” and this even
ing on “ The GhrUUan'a Joy and tJaefulncaa."
—Prof. Swing will pronoh this morning at McViokcr’a,
—The Rov. Arthur. Swazoy, D, D., will preach thU
morning at the Ashland Avonuo Church. •
UNIV-TJBALTBT.
Tho Rev. R. H. Pullman will preach, ns usual, at.
Murray Chapel, All tho frionda of the parish are re
quealed to ho present, as important business matters
Will ho brought before them.
—The Rov. J, Efforrealer will ptoaoh at tho Church
of tho Redeemer this morning on “Autumn Leaves,"
and this evening on "Amusements.”
—Tho Rev. Dr. Chapin, of Now York, will preach
for Dr. Ryder this morning at Aiken's Theatre.
CONGBEOATIONAL.
Tbo Rev. James T. Hyde will preach this morning
and evening at Oakland Church.'
—Tbo Rov. William Alvin Bartlett will preach, as
usual, at Plymouth Church. - - -
—The Rev. E. P. Goodwill will preach, as usual, at
tbo First Church. The morning subject is, "Tbo
Place of Children in the Kingdom."
—Tbo Rov. Albert Bnahooll will preach this morn
ing ami evening at the Leavitt Street Church.
—Tbo Rev. Me. Dudley, of Milwaukee, will preach
this morning and evening at tho Union £ark Church,
UNITARIAN,
Tho Rev. Robert ColWor will preach at Unity Church.
1 , —The Rov. Laird Collier will preach this morning in
the Memorial Chapel of the Church of tho Messiah. ■
—Tho Rev. Minot J. Savage will preach a sormon to
' children this morning at tho Third Church, and In the
evening, ho will lecluioon "Sowing Wild Oats.” He
‘will also preach this afternoon at the house of 0. B,
■Dupco, corner of Forty-sixth street, and Woodlawn
avonuo.
MISCELLANEOUS,
Tho First Society of Spiritualists meets for confer
once this rooming and evening, in tho hall over No.
181 South Clark street.
—The Rev. O. Day Noble will preach this afternoon
to tho Second Swedonborgian Society in Plymouth
i Church, on " The Secrecy of Solf-Sacrlflce.”
—W. J. Uowo will preach this morning and evening,
at the Christian Church.
—Tho Rov. Dr. Cooper, having returned from Mexi
co, wilt preach this evening, at Immanuel Church.
—W, A. Shaw will preach at No. 108 West Madison
street to the Advent People.
—Elder George G. Mullins will preach at tbo Central
• Christian Church, this morning, on "JWhat Think You
•of tbo Christ—Whose Son is Ho?” and in tho evening
on “ Thou Art tho Man.”
— l There will bo a Friend’s meeting, this morning,
tbo Mothodiat Church Block.
—Prof. Taylor will preach at the Globe Tbeatro at 3
o’clock, under the auspices of tho Free Religious
Movement. Subject, "Tbo New Movement—What
Does It Menu 7” Seats free. No collection. The
Committee on Organization will report at oloso of scr
view.
—The Rev. Prof. H. Peck will preach this morning
In the English Lutheran Church.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK.
• EPISCOPAL.
A'or. D—Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity,
HOMAN CATHOLIC.
Xov. o—Twenty.third Sunday after Pontecoit; Patron
age of B.V.M.
J'i’ov, 10—St. Andrew Avellino. 0.: S3. Trypbon,
itcantciufl, ond Kympna, IDI,
tfoo. Xl—Sf* Martin, B. O,; St. Meunas, M.
Nov. 12—St. Martin, P. M.
jVoU. 13—St. Didacua, 0. - .
Jfoo. H—St. Sltnilfllaß Koicka, 0.
Jiov. I&—St, Gertrude, V.
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Anecdote* of Prince Napoleon*
Parti Corrtipotulenee New York Time*, ■■■ ■ 1
Prince Napoleon mot tho fate of tbo mou who ;
got a little ahead of their time. If bla latter had
appeared to-day, for inatauco, it might have j
hcoQ 'Toll received. It happened' to come just
when tbo idea of an alliance was,thought of, and
whoa it waa too startling to bo at once accepted.
But both tbo Oaulois and the Pays now confess
that tho Bonapartist and Republican parties
must act together, and while euoh an alliance is
rendered necessary by. the' nature of things,,
neither party would have any words about it. It
is a league for common, defense-and nothing
'more, and in acknowledging tho fact both par
ties speak with regret, and both would have
the documents which have to bo inter
changed passed with a pair of longs, as tho
; money was passed to Simon Doutz, the traitor,
who gave up tbo Duohosae Do Barry. But being
before his hour, Prince Napoleon has mot with
the fato of a looso dog, and is kicked first on
;*mo side, and then on the other. Tho Pigavo
f'dovotes a pago to him. in which *somo onrioua
! stories are related, when tho Prince Imperial
>lwas bom he was so muoh enraged that it re
squired a threat to mako him comply with tho
vilaw which makes it obligatory upon Princes of
ittho blood to aseit at tho accouchement of an heir
vto tho throne. When tho Duo d’Anmalo’s lottor
. appeared ho was in a groat fury, and created a
scandal. His wrath was the subject of comment
I at the Tuilorios. The . next day ho called, and
■ changed to find tho Empress with her baby. .
1 “What, you hero!"criedEugoulo; “ I thought
you had loft for Belgium.”
- The Prince made some excuse for hla pres
°n*‘lf that boy wore fifteen years older," cried
tho Empress, rising and leaving the room, “ ho
would bo already across tho frontier.”
The Duo d’Aumalo had provoked tho Prince to
a duel, and ho did not accent, because, as &
General suggested, ho did not like tho idea of
getting a ball in the stomach.
“If my poor cousin gets a ball in his stom
ach,” said tho Emperor, smiling sadly, “ I fear
it will be because ho swallowed it.”
But the most carious part of this article is tho
story about tho lottor writton to tbo Empress
'after tho death of Napoleon HI. Prinoo Jerome
i wroto to ask tho guardianship of the Prinoo Im
. porial m order to take him about tho world for
• tbo purpose of completing his military educa
tion. Tho Empress thought that her sou was
. safo at Woolwich, whoro ho might get as good a
i military education as any Priuco Jerome was
• likolv to giro him. Tbero was also a fair amount
‘of cllroniquo ecandalouso. At a gay suppor at
I the houao of a favorite of tho day, a nag was
. hoard, and the servant came in with alarm do
■ pioted upon hor faco to say that Mouslgneur was
) “ \Vhat Monsignour ?" asked ft wit, about half
(gone In his cups.
> “ Prince Napoleon.”
I “ Tell him tho Duo d’Aumalo is here, and see
| how he will file oil.”
I Tho druukon message was given, and the
Prinoo loft. No mention is made of Oora Pearl,
who says sho owns hor hotel in tho Hue do Ohail
lot to the Prince’s bounty.
A Party of nuntors and Their Cook*
From tho Dtmer Ntwa.
LaHt spring a party of buffalo-hunters, six in
number, vroto camped at Two Buttee, about 20
railoH from tho present town of Oranada, In Bent
County. A man, known only by tbo name of
11 Jimmy," was tboir cook. Boon after eating
breakfast on tbo morning In question all bognn
to feci sick, and in a ebort while-it became evi
dent that tbo food they bad eaten contained
poison. They bad recourse to tobacco tea,
which oauaod them to vomit the poisoned food.
“ Jimmy " was suspected and watched. llocently
bo was soon to put some white powder, wb^b
S roved to bo arsenic, in tbo coffee. Tbo ecoun
ro) desired to poison tbo buutors to aoonrotbeir
outJlt, Tbo buutoru made a target of "Jimmy,’*
and, when they wore done with bin), bo wasn't
of much use to himself or any one else. Ho was
forniojiy a Now York rough, and bis bones are
bleaching upon the arid plains of Southern
Colorado. 1
NEW YORK.
Wliy Europeans Do Not Understand Amer
ican Affairs—Queer Ideas Abroad
of tlio Present Disorder.
Cause of tlio Her. Dr. Brindley’s Dealft—
An Evangelical Editor Arraigned
as an Infidel.
JVow Our Own Correspondent,
New York, Nov. 0,1873.
• Wo often express astonishment that tho peo
ple of Europe, especially of Groat Britain, havo
so little understanding, or rather so groat Igno
rance, .of America or American affairs. Tho
reason, doubtless, Is, that their sources of in
formation are so inadequate, not to say Incom
petent; tho chief sources being Reuter’s tele
grams and tho American correspondence of tho
London Times,which, for Homo Inoxplicablocauso,
is mado up in Philadelphia. (Why does not tho
Times receive its ttans-Atlantio .nows of tho
Republic from Salamanca, Fa., or Joliet, 111.,
which, as commercial centres, rank nearly as
high us Philadelphia? What would it think, I
wonder, of a Now York journal that should gain
its ideas of Britain from Leeds or Exeter ?)
EOCENTIUO NEWS.
Bo you over scan Router’s telegrams, and tho
Philadelphia correspondence of tho London
Times t Indeed aro they fearfully and wonderful
ly made. Tho former, in announcing Jay Cooke
& Co.’s failure, asserted that it was owing to
" % Bull movement ia goodsand recently de
clared that " Tho Texas Control Railway would
he able to meet Us interest, on account of tho
removal of tho quarantine' from tho month of
the river." What this gibberish meant, nobody
under heaven can divine. It is likely that tho
telegrams may have boon mixed, that tho com*
E bettor was drunk, or that tho proof-reader may
avo boon Buffering at tho time from a rush of
brains to the foot. Whatever the cause, it shows
that the Europeans are not ' altogether to blame
for a want of comprehension-of tho financial
troubles 1 now pervading the country, or, in
sooth, of anything else occurring on this sido
of the eea..
A. PERPLEXED JOURNALIST.
As an oxamplo of tho befogged mental con
dition of all persons dependent on European
sources of American news. 1 may mention aNew
York Journalist, of high intelligence and wide
experience, who • haa been abroad the greater
part of the year. Familiar as he la with matters
and things here, he has boon, trying in vain, for
the past two months, to got some idea of the
monetary situation on this aide. Within a day
. or two 1 have hoard from him, and ho says that
tho Panio must be nearly equal to Block Friday.
When wethlnkthattho Stock-Exchange has been
paralyzed; that.the decline in values has boon
hundreds of millions: that all tho groat specu
lators have been nearly ruined; that Wall street,
for the first time in this generation, is without
a leader; that tho strongest and wealthiest
firms in tho country aro embarrassed; that
few aeonntV'*; save those of tho Government,
are i doomed safe or solvent; that tho trado of
tho nation Is largely stagnant; and chat inabili
ty to pay is the rulorathor than tho exception,—
it is impossible hero not to comprehend tho dlf
erenco ‘between a state of affairs like the pres
ent, and the conspiracy and needless alarm of a
day. If tho sagacious and native Jouraiist over
there can bo so deplorably ignorant of affairs
bore, what oan be expected of the average stu
pidity of tho European people at largo ?
SLAIN BY SATIRE.
You have heard of tho sudden and unexpected
death of the Bov. Dr. Brindley, who followed
Bradlaugh to this country to negative tho evil
Influence whioh >ho supposed tho Bad
leal doctrines of tho English Bopub
lican must Insure. Poor Brindley
was an earnest and enthusiastic, though narrow
minded and extremely sectarian person. It
sooms that ho was a littlo crazed on the subject
of bis adversary, and believed it to ho his mis
sion to thwart the latter's wicked purposes.
Brindley was so disappointed at his utter failure
hero, and so mortified by the satirical ar
rows shot at him by tho British Badical at bis
first appearance iu public, that ho lost hope and
heart, sickened aud died. The change in tho
spiritual atmosphere from tho Old World to tho
Now was entirely too much for tho unfortunate
clergyman, and his first discomfiture sealed his
doom. •
While there was something supremely ludi
crous in tho conduct of the representa
tive of tho Ohutoh of England, thero is
something pathetic in the faac that the self
same conduct brought him to tho gravo. It is
not often that a single phrase, however sarcas
tic, extinguishes human fife ; but I understand,
from tho timo that Bradlaugh said, in Stolnway
Hall, "I hope that you will be willing to
listen to the representative of the Church of
England and tho British aristocracy," that the ill
starred minister drooped, and never after fairly
hold up hift head, since Keats, according to
Byron, was snuffed out by a single article, there
has boon no parallel, except this, of a human
creature snuffed out by a single sentence,
BETWEEN TWO FIRES.
The subject of Orthodoxy brings to mind the
singular and rather amusing position in which Dr.
Holland, editor of 'Scribner's Monthly, has been
placed. Not a few persons among the literary
and cultured class have found fault with the
masrazino, whether justly or unjustly, because it
bad too much of a loaning to Evangelism; hold
ing that literature and art must necessarily be
narrowed through any measurement by creed.
The Doctor, always earnest and conscientious,
and one of the by no means many Orthodox au
tbom of the time and country, accepted the edi
torial position, as ho baa bimeelf declared, with
the determination to render Scribner's “ a Chris
tian power in literature."'After the Reverend
Blaurolt began to publish his articles on “ Mod
ern Skepticism," which are full of common
sense and strong logic, tho sectarian weeklies,
like the Observer and. Christian Intelligencer ,
pounced upon the magazine and Holland as as
sisting tho cause of Infidelity. This has natur
ally roused tho Evangelical editor, who yields
to nobody in exemplary piety, and bo baa re
taliated with fervor on tho journals in question.
They, of course, will return to tho charge,—
there is no bitterness and ferocity like that of
oreed, —and the prospect is, that tho weeklies
and tho monthly will have a regular iheologio
•war. *
What tho upshot of it will bo, no one mar say..
The skeptics think that Dr. Holland will be
made so indignant by unjust accusation that ho
will be insensibly driven into opposition to tbo
accepted theology, and become a Radical in
spite of himself. It must bo annoying to
mm to bo charged, on ono hand,
with an excess of Orthodoxy, and, on tho other,
with Infidelity. No wonder tho Doctor is wi ath
ful; ho would bo a saint if ho did not lose tem
per under olrcujnstancos so exasperating.
A LUCKLESS IDEATES.
It really seems os if play-houses, like persons,
sometimes had inevitable lli-luck. This is ex
emplified in tho Lyceum Theatre, recently
closed (without any premonition) until further
notice. The reason of the closure is, as usual,
pecuniary. Tho manager, who took it after
Fochtor’a quarrel with Sherman, tho owner of
tho property, spent a good deal of money on tho
house, aud felt certain of resuscitating its fallen,
fortunes. An Englishman by birth, bo-spent
two years hereto acquaint himself with tho
taste and temper of tuo people, before embark
ing in his dramatic enterprise. Ho is, 1 under
stand, so much involved that there is no hope of
his recovery.
The thoatro was built for the acting of French
plays; some seven years ago, and, during that
time, has boon under tho direction of at least a
dozen persons, aU of whom havo failed and lost
heavily, except Bateman with (bo opera boulfo,
and Grau with the IMatorl Iroupo. Fetoher
spent about $75,000 in refitting tho building,
and I am informed, that not loss than $400,000
or $500,000 has boon sacrificed, first and last,
in attempting to carry on tho thoatro since its
firnt opening. Who mil be tbo next bold un
dertaker—this word might be accepted In a
double sense—of tho luckless Lyceum ? It will
firobably remain closed for some months,—at
oast until tho money-stringency bo over.
DOES rOETIIV PAV ?
Several biographical sketches of Edmund Clar
ence Stcdnian havo appeared since his new vol
ume of poems was announced. It bus not boon
mentioned, however, that, when his “Diamond-
Wedding" was printed in tho Now York TH&mio,
ho roooivod uot a penny for It. Uo askod tho
then managing editor if he was to get nothing,
and tho reply was, that tho •Tribune never paid
for poetry, but that it would give tho author. If
he insisted, tho prlco usually allowed for origi
nal prose matter. The rate was $5 a column,
and. Os tho “Wedding" filled about that space,
Stodman was credited with that sum. But
ho declined to -call for tho -money,
and tho Tribune to this day stands
indebted to him for $5 for writing tho remark*
ably-clevor and now-famous poem of the “Dia
mond Wedding."
I'ricoß have unproved com© what since, The
*• Wedding,” with Stodman’s reputation, would 1
now command, perhaps, from SSO to SIOO. Tbo
labor alono on each a poem, expended in [somo,
strictly business-way, would eccuro at least
SSOO.
SALMAGUNDI*
Aldon B. Stock-well, who became a lamo ancle,
some montliß ago. In Wall street, has recently
concluded that ho wasn’t so unlucky after all t
that, If ho had continued to operate, ho would
have lout much more in the autumn than ho did
in tlio early summer.
Clara Morris—she lately disagreed with Daly,
and entered into au engagement with the Union*
Square Theatre—ia to receive, It is srtld, SIOO
for each appearance, though her appearances
are not to bo regular or continuous. Throe or
four years, ago sho wan playing at tbo Fifth
Avenue for $lO a week, and very glad to got
that.
How heroically candid some folks nro I A
stranger met a well-known journalist, inclined ;
to plainness and waggery, In Park Row, tho
other day, and, adzing him by tho hand, said,,
“ You are Mr. O ,of Cleveland, I behove
,“tfo,” was tho answer, “I am Mr. -—, of New
York. But lam sure if Mr. O— resembles
me, that ho must bo a good-looking follow.”
"On tbo contrary,” replied tho plain-speaking)
.tfroviudaliat, "ho has tbo reputation of being
tuo ugliest man In Ohio.”
Within tho last throe weeks, hundreds of men
of all callings havo como to tbo Metropolis ia
scorch of employment, and. of course, there is
uo possibility of their obtaining situations.
Now York to-day has more idle hands than any
other four cities in tho country.
Fisk A Hatch, tbo suspended bankers, expect
to resume business between this and the Ist
prox., having arranged for an extension with al l
their largo creditors. t '• • • .*
Several large creditors of tbo deceased dally
Standard , having brought suit* against Thomai
Murphy, Gen. Butlor, and other stockholders,
are in a fair way to got what is their duo, though
tbo lattor have made stubborn legal redstanco.
... Colstoun.
THE INFANT OF THE PERIOD.
flow We Treat It.
' From th* Science qf UtaUh, •
Let ua glance for a moment at tho clothing ot
"tho Infant of the period. 11 . First in order in
tho dressing of thoyoung infant,'comes the‘in*
evitable bandage, or "roller: "’this la’commonly
made of flannel, wrapped twice around tho body,
and pinnod so tightly that it is absolutely im
possible for tho child to use, properly tho ab
dominal muscles iu breathing. For tho first
few weeks of a child's life, breathing and crying
■aro almost the only exorcises it Is able to indulge 1
in; and every garment should be, loose enough
to admit' of free intercostal and abdominal
muscular action. But as baby's clothes are
worn, wo hare quite tho reverse of this. Tho
bandage above referred to so compresses tho
walla of the abdomen as. to prevent lateral, ox*
' mnslon ; and whenever tho baby cries, the in*
ostlncs are pushed down into the pelvis, not in*
frequently causing infantile hernia; for at thla
early ago the opening to the'inguinal canal la
often only partially closed,. end it requires hut
littlo force to cause tho bowels to protrude. ■ .
The next piece to be considered Is tho ; diaper. .
and a more uncomfortable article could not well
bo Imagined. It is generally made of cotton
flannel. doubled twice, making four thicknesses
of this hot material, which is pinned tightly
around the pelvis. Add to. the above a thin*
rubber article now iu our market, and which is
used by some, and see what wo have. Ho won* .
dor so many children have prolapsed bowels and
inflammation generally in that dolioato region.
Only think of it, mothers I for two long years
this heating process is kept up day and night
without intermission 1 Suppose you bound tho
child's head or lungs up in cue same way and lor
tho same length of time, what do you think tho
consequence would bo ? You would probably
injure those organa for life, If, indeed, the child
survived the treatment. -
Next In order in our little toilet comes “baby’a
shirt." a littlo scrap of very fine linon, which,
considering its crimp dimensions, is for all enda
and purposes a consummate nuisance. Then
como tho flannel skirts, nicely plaited or gath
ered on to a ootton hand, whioh nas also to bo
pinned round tho body, under tho arms, so that
overy timo baby is tossed around tho skirt la
dragged down over his abdomen, thus adding an
other binder to tho already overbound parts. Last
comes the dross, made of somo thin material,
with or without alcoves, according to the
fashion of tho times, or taste ot the
mother, who yory rarely knows anything about
physiology, and, if sho did, would bo indifferent
to its laws rather. than have her child look Just
like other people's babies. We have, then, you
see, arms and cheat relatively bare, while Just
below is tho petticoat baud above referred to:
and just below that come the thick hot plaits of
flan'nolover the littlo pelvis. In this manner
tho blood is drawn by overheating tho vital parts,
and kept there; while it is driven away from th»
tiny bauds and arms, leaving them blue and.
cold, overy timo the infant Is exposed to the air.
Tho clothing of a littlo child, as well as that
of a grown person, should, in the first place, ba
made loose enough to allow the free use of all
the. muscles. . Not only that, but every portion
of the body should bo .covered evenly; there
should bo os many thicknesses on tho.arms and
chests as there are on any other part. Aft
respects bandaging of an infant, all that Is need
ed is a piece of thin, soft muslin,,to bo worn 1
loosely round..tho body, for tho flrafe
week or . so, . until tho umbilicus heals.
Tho under' garments' should be. made of
soft cotton material, Instead .of .flannel, og
this ia very apt to irritate and chafe the tender
skin ; and Is one groat cause-of "gum rash,”
which Is'annoying to both mother and child, A
littlo waist should be made with long sleeves
and high nooki with a deep hem round the hot- .
tom, and buttons for fastening. the skirt to.
This latter should bo made of the same mate
rial, 1 gored perfectly plain, with a narrow band
or nem around the top, in which to work the
button holes. In hot weather, the above gar*,
mont. with a gored dross, made with high neck
and 1 long, sleeves, is all that is required. la
cooler weather, a flannel suit should he worn be
tween the two; made tho same as the outaida
dross, and buttoned down tho front. Children,
as a general thing, ore kept too warm. After
dressing them, they are often wrapped in a thick
shawl, and placed in tho warm bod beside tba
mother, face and all under cover, with not even
a littlo hole to hroatho' through. Horo it re
mains for hours,, breathing over and over again
tho air laden with the exhalations from its own
body and that of tho mother’s. It is also very
common to allow the child to sloop in tho sam?
clothes It wears in daytime. This is all wrong;
little folks, as well .as big ones, should ohanga
their clothes before going to bod, taking owe ta
hong up for a good airing tho ones they take off.
Tito Auitcrity of the Early New En»
glanders*
Tho two hundredth anniversary of tho incor
poration of Duustablo, un ancient Now England
townooverlng territory now occupied by several
towns in Massachusetts and Now Hampshire,
was celebrated tho other day. Tho speaker Ulus*
tratod old time manners as follows : '
The fundamental principle of the equality of
aU men before God was rigorously observed All
titles were forbidden Mr. Wold. Even plain
“Mr." was not allowed, either to clergymen or
laymen.' Tho “simple prefix of ‘Rev.* was con
sidered an innovation of vanity." Tho austerity
of our fathers was carried into minor matters.
Dancing at weddings was forbidden. William
Walker, ono of the colonists, was Imprisoned a
mouth for courting a maid without tho consent
of her parents. Long hair or periwigs, and
“superstitious ribands,” to tio up and decorate'
tho hair, wore strongly prohibited. AU orna*
mont was “ a vain show, aud beauty a Delilah."
Christmas was a Popish day, aud not to be ob
served.’ To turn the back up'oi tbo public wor
ship before it was finished ap* *ho blessing pro-'
nouncod was “profaneness,’ zhd was prohibited
by law.
A “ cage ” was eroded near tho meeting-house
for the confinement of all offenders against the
Sabbath; One Sunday, John Atherton, a sol
dier in 001. Tyog’a company, most scandalously
lirofahed tho day by wotting a pieco of au old
mt to put Into his shoos; which chafed his foot
on tho march. Ho was flood forty shillings foe
his flagrant wickedness. Throo months* inten
tional absence from tho church brought the of
fender to the public whipping-post. Even in
Harvard College students wero whipped in tho
presence of professors and follow-students for
gravo offenses committed in tho ohapol. Tho
order of exorcises at tho infliction of tho penalty
was, first, prayer: second, tho whipping; third,
a closing prayer. No Sabbath-boll •• knotted them
to church. 1 ’ Tho plain, unstoopled, baru-Uko
mbetiug-houso never resounded to &u organ, or
to a profane Instrument of any kind. The win
dows of tho humble edifice, neither large uoi
numerous, wore guiltless of a pane of glass fc»
fifteen years. Neatness and propriety reigned
without and within. A widow kept tho meeting
house clean, and look care that no damage o&ms
to tho glass. Tho tithing man kept Ida eye on
tho boys in tho broad aisle and tho “hind
floats " that they might bo “ watched over ac
cording to law." Loose ; stones, wore cleared
away outsldo tho house, A now horso-bwok was
sot up.! All persons woro forbidden to tie thoit
homos to tho raootlng-houso ladder. No “ faith
ful dog could boar his master company " within,
tho sacred products, and every dug was soru
afraid pf Samuel Ooold, who was “chosen dog*
wbipperfor theiuodlng-Uouse.’
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