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> VOLUME 27.
"Wo will display Monday, April
13, a choice assortment of
Sun Umbrellas,
Superbly mounted in Ivory, Pearl,
Tortoise, and Cornelian, in Marino
and now shades L Purplo, Shot, and
Serge Silks.
Black and Colored, Plain, Bonded,
and Embroidered, MOST ELE
GANT NOVELTIES, and at lower
prices than ever before ol)brod.
& CO.,
Ac., ly the Package or Repacked.
274, 276 & 278
Elegant New Styles
Curtain Goods,
Wo aro offering great inducements
in all of the above departments to
the wholesale and retail trade. Gen
eral inspection invited,
South Store Palmer Hotel.
Manufacturer and Wboloiale and Retail Doalor in
Sewer P» and Drain Tile.
Also, Dealer in
Bond for Price List.
Comer Quincy and Dearborn-sts.,
By C. C. THAYBK & CO.,
Real Estate Auctioneer# and Broken.
No. 599 North Clark-st.,
On Monday Afternoon, April 13, at 3 1-2
O’Clock, on the Premises.
Will hn#oM the elrguntroaldoneo No. £99 North Clark
eU, near Lincoln Park. Tho homo la* now 3-story and
bsaomont brick, finely finished throughout, has 15 room#,
bath-room, laundry, furnace, etc u with all modoro im-
Brovomcnt#. A well-built house, and ao arranged that,
desired, two families can occupy tho aatno. Turin#, \<
rash, purchaser to assume an lucumbrauco of $5,000 dun
la five year# from Amt. 1, 1878, and balance In 1 and 2
years at 8 per cent. Abstract furulabod. Title period.
O. O. THAYER A CO., IM Hast Madtaon #t.
Desiring to concentrate our business at our
Factory, cor. of West Twenty-second and
Flslc-sts., whore our Dock. Yard, Dry Kilns,
&0.. are located, wo oiler tho property ocou
pioa by us, at the cor. of Clark and TwoUth-
Bts., FOR BALE or FOB RENT: One Hun
dred and Seventy-oLx feet on Clark-st. by
One Hundred and Fifty-four on Twelfth,
covered with substantial brick buildings,
three and lour stories high, with tho excep
tion of Thirty feet on Clark-st. by One Hun
ared and Fifty-four feet on Twelfth. 8o much
toftho Machinery, Shafting, &0., as may bo
Jdesirod will be sold with the property.
TO RENT. 250 feet front on Twolfth-st.,
running back to tho Empiro Slip, with rail
road connections, near Twelfth-st. bridge.
Apply to w , M. PETRIE,
103 Washlngton-Ht.. Bnuernont.
6 Cts. a Glass.
A, deMajrt, bottled, for famllr on, at ai.ao. »t th#
ffTnnr’B ptjXAB, ooroor lUaaolyU «ad
tßfte P
Stale ail Eamsu-sls,,
Twcntj-sccraS-sL aiOlitliwv,
Have for the past few days receiv
ed about 100 CASKS OP MER
CHANDISE, positively the cheap
est goods wo have hah since the
Groat War.
Wo will give prices of few of the
BROWN SHIRTINGS, 6,8 ail 10c. JBf yfl.
BLEACHED la, lest mates, 12 l-2c.
BLACK ALPACAS, mncli Mowyalae, 25.
30, 35, 40 to 50C.
ALL-WOOL CASHMERES, new stales, at 50c.
FANCY SILKS, 65c. npwarfls.
$1.25 to $2,00.
AVo have also now in store our
complete stock of
At very low prices.
SOO Organs now la store. All orders from deal*
sra tilled with dispatch. Also Grand, Square,
sad Upright Pianos for rent or aulo.
Cor. State & Adams-sts.
And Pike's Opera House. Fonrth-at., Cincinnati.
Bo loot and familiarly known at "Brown*#" and tho
Khernmn llouao, baa located at
113 DR-A.3SriDOXjm-ST.,
With a fins selection of Liquors, Cordials, and Clears,
where ho will he pleased to do tbo usual honors to bis
many friends and ♦no public in general.
Insurance Hroltoi*,
131 IiASALLR-ST., 1100.11 10, CHICAGO.
Special attention given to placing lines of Insurance.
DU. M. W. SIIKRWOOD’S Dental-Room# nro to
moved to tho northwest cornor of SUto and Madlsoa-stn.,
Doro Block. Room 19. Tho host artificial tooth aro made.
Gives Vitalised Air, and extracts teeth without p&ln.
No. 1R Wall-st,, Now York, execute orders for STOCKS,
BONOS, AND GOLD, allow 4 nor cent interest on DK
POSITS, and transact a general Banking and Brokerage
Watobea, Jewelry, and Diamonds.
199 Statc-st., corner Adams.
TIIII COWAN MARBLE CO.. 11 North Olark-at.
G-unther’s Candies.
Celebrated throughout tho Union. ICrprcssed to all
Barts, COo. por lb. Address GUIS CHER, Confectioner,
Haverly’s Minstrels.
Tliroo liadU.es’ Uießts
Tlilw 'Wools.,
$5 Packages
How the Eov. Mr. Eavlin Pro
poses to Deal with
The Defeota in Previous Efforts—
necessity for Acting on
The Rev. Dr. Peek Gives Dis Hearty
Support to the Woman’s
He Looks Forward to a Temperance
President, Congress, Etc.
Dr. McOhcsnoy on the Wine of
tbo BiJ^lo.
Dio Lewis Creates a Sensation in
Reports from the Movement In New
England and the West.
A Great Anti-Crusade Meeting In Fort
Wayne, Iml,
Sermon by the Iter. Mr. Ita-illn, of the
Temple Church.
Tho Boy. Dr. N. F. Eavlin, of tho Tomplo
Baptist Church, corner of Sangamon and Har
rison streets, preabhed tho following eloquent
aormon on the Woman’s Temperance movement
to a very largo congregation last evening, his
text being:
For the weapons of onr warfare are not carnal but
mighty through God to tho pulling down of Btrong
hoida.—l. Coriuthl&Oß, 10,4.
Tho feebleness of man and the omnipotence
of God have been often conjoined in tho world's
history. Moses waved bis rod over tho sea like
a magic wand, and tho attoudont power of God
divided tho waters for tho salvation of his peo
ple and tho destruction of their enemies.
Joshua, bis successor, commanded tho sun in
tho heavens to stand still, and tho power of God
prolonged tho day and gave Israel’s bold and
fearless loader tho victory. Tho youthful David
mot, in seemingly unequal combat, Goliah, tho
Philistine giant, who had with impious effront
ery defied tho armies of tho living God; five
smooth stones bo chose from tho running
brook, and, with bis simple shepherd's sling,
he faced tho foe and vowed to vindicate tho
honor of his . Goa. With youthful fervor ho
whirled the sling, and God sped on that fatal
eto nc, and it sank like load in tho brnm'of
Piiiliatia’a boasted champion. Tho Prophet’s
fervent prayer looks up and unlocks tho clouds
of heaven. Tho obedient about, tho unques
tioning prayor of faith, and tho power of God
conjoined, toppled iuto ruins tho solid mansoury
of Jericho’s massivo walls.
Tho spirit of oil true reforms thus intertwines
itself around in conscious experience this groat
eternal truth, God over with us, a very present
help in every time of trouble. Gigantic systems
of wrong defy tho feeble efforts of men, and
mod: at tho prayers of womon, of themselves
alone considered. Slavery heeded not tho cries
and tears of millions that called up to God in one
mighty torrent of agony for 200 years. But
statesmen and soldiers did their duty, and God
wont forth with our hosts, and slavery is gone.
Tho warm heart's blood of slaughtered thou
sands killed tho roots of tho accursed upas troo
of slavery, and it has passed away forever.
Intemperance has struck deep its roots, and
sent out its spreading branches of deadly night*
shade over all tho land, and within the last ton
years, full 800,000 souls have been numbered as
its victims, out oIT, bloated, withered,
and accursed from tho walks of men, or
the hopes of eternity. Intemperance may ho re
garded as tho wicked one in groat power,'spread
ing himself like a green bay troo, and flourish
ing like tho cedars of Lebanon. It has hitherto
defied nil tho assaults made upon it.
There have been two elements of weakness,
however, in all past temperance movements.
One element of inefficiency bos been tho spas
modic, phenomenal nature of each succeeding
movement. Tho fire of reformation has burned
brightly for a while, and gone out, for the most
part, leaving denser darkness behind. Some
good t of course, has boon accomplished, but tho
100 is still master of tho situation on almost
every field, A few faithful workers may
bo always found at their post,
holding on firm to tho end.
But tho groat mass of temperance reformers
have soon grown cold, and their ardor has died
out; and mainly because of the Inadoquatonoaa
of the moans employed to tho end sought. It is
impossible to cleanse a fountain by purifying
tho streams that issue from it, or to change the
nature of a tree by cutting off tho branches.
And this brings mo to notice another element of
weakness in past reformatory measures.
They have boon too much in the line of human
expedients, and finite wisdom, in social and co
operative organisms outside the church; and
lacking very much that deep-loncd and heartfelt
reliance on God, and tho power of
eternal truth, to realize the accomplish
ment of the much desired result.
Temperance Una not boon enough a part and
parcel of our religion. Any movement separat
ed from tho moral power of God and truth, can
never hope to bo but partially successful.
Human instrumentalities are mighty as they arc
conjoined with truth, and irroHisttblo as they tiro
wielded, and energized by tho living power of an
almighty Christ. Repentance Is genuine that
begins in tho convictions and moral conscious
ness of tho soul. When, upon this principle, a
dram-sollor closes his shop, or a dram-dtinker
turns from bis cups, tho change is permanent,
and a real victory is achieved. But, upon any
other principle, sooner or later, tho “ tho dog
will return to his vomit, and tho sow that was
washed, to her wallowing in tho mire."
Tho present women's movement Is unlike all
others, not only in the spontaneity of its devel
opment, hut in tho intensely moral arid religious
phase attending Us rise and progress. They
can truly say with tho Apostle, “/The weapons
of our warfare are not carnal/ but mighty
through God, to the pulling down of strong
holds.'' And this war to bo successful, aud to
rid tho country of tho curse of rum, must ho
directed not simply against tho saloons; for,
wore every saloon-keeper concealed to-day, and
every saloon closed, while millions of dram
driukois, with unbridled passions and burning
thirst are crying, "Give mo rum! oh! give mo
rum," of what avail is it with this class uucou
quorod; they would soon start all tho infernal
enginery of bell, ami havotho|oomploto organized
oouortu of damnation in full operation. Lot this
movement not only compass tho saloons about
with tho wonderful force of prayer and song, hut
letlt undertake, as of paramount importance, and
as one of the best moans by which to close tho
saloons, to permeate tho minds of tho dram
drinkers with the force and power of truth, to
convince their judgments, to renovate their con
soionous, to restrain their appetites, and to turn
them away from their cups and their evil ways.
And if successful hero, tho whole work is ac
Every saloon will close from sheer necessity,
when none are found willing to pur
chase those wares ' of death. Take
away the patronage, and the thing is done.
Supply no more fuel and their fire goes out.
Educate public sentiment till you stop the work
of recruiting for Inclination by tho customs of
society *a<\ tho dsugerous habit of moderat*
nnd genteel tippling, and ono-half of your sa
loons aro closed at once; and every month will
lesson tho number remaining, till, with tho death
of tho last dlviaioa of tho now existing army of
confirmed drunkards, (ho work of closing
effectually oil tho saloons la tho loud will bo
fully accomplished. Lot young mon fool at
onco that to drink, oven moderately, is to nut
themselves outside tho palo of rcspocta
bio society. Especially lot thorn fool this to
bo true respecting tho society of ladies,
nnd depend upon It, a groat work is nccom
{dished, and one of tho strongest onpports to tho
liquor interest is demolished. But while licen
tious and tippling young mon are still received
into tho best society of ladies, and while tboy
aro nob made to fool that they havo lowered
themselves in tbo moral and social eoato by ihcir
abandoned course of life, depend upon it tho
saloons, especially In our larger cities, will pre
sent an unbroken front, and bid defiance to all
tho moral and logoi argument brought to boar
against thorn.
There is no usoindisgnising plain, undeniable
facts. This question must bo looked square in
tho faco from moro than ouo stand-point. God
forbid that X should scorn to apologize for tho
saloon-koopors. But thoy aro not tho only ones
at fault. It is an inexorable law that tho do
maud for any commodity creates, governs, and
controls tho supply. It is as tmo in tho liquor
business oa in any other branch of trade. Put
not a premium on vico by calling tho fast young
man smart, mid bidding him wolcomo to your
society and your homos. Let society correct
itself right horn at this point, and then, with
cleaner hands and a purer record, carry tho bat
tle to tho very gates of tho rum power.
And, to my mind, hero is ouo of tho great
works tho present movement has to perform,—to
correct, change, educate, nnd olovnto public
sentiment. It is a work of time. and it may tnko
years for its accomplishment. This movement,
to be of any signal or lasting benefit, must bo
continuous and permanent. -It had, in my opin
ion bettor novor have been inaugurated if it is
to bo kept up for a few weeks, or months, and
then, for lack of enthusiasm, bo abandoned. It
should bo a holy war to tho bitter end, an en
listment for life in a religious grand crusade
against tbo powers of darkness. With oaoh
seeming defeat, tbo faith of those holy women
should grow stronger, and draw them nearer
and nearer to God. If tho night darkens,
lot the faith shine clearer and bright
er, remembering that tho enemy will
never appear stronger or moro formidable
than tho moment boforo ho strikes his colors
and quits tho Hold* Lot tho saloon-koopors
and their victims Join hand in band, lot Mayors
hedge up your way and disperse your praying
bands by proclamation, lot Oommon Councilmon
ignore your petitions, and policemen rofuso
you* protection, and lot tbo oommon herd and
rabble insult you on tbo street, still, in tho namo
of tho living God, stand firm, press on;
stronger is ho that is with you than all those
that are against you. Your weapons of warfare
aro mighty. They havo pulled down many
strongholds. Thoy have subdued kingdoms,
have wrought righteousness, have stopped the
mouths of lions, quenched tho violence of firo,
escaped tho edge of tho sword, out of weakness
have boon mado strong, waxed valiant in fight,
turned to flight tho armies of tho aliens.
What those implements of war havo done, thoy
can bo made to do again.
Tho whole history of Christianity's sublime
achievements aro your encouragement. A groat
cloud of witnesses who have won tho prize aro
holding you in full survey, Ebouozor is tho
monumental-stone of Divine aid hitherto be
stowed. “Jehovah Jireh" should gleam in holy
radiance upon your banners of sacred truth. All
creeds, denominations, and sects aro merged in
ono grand, novel, Christian movement. This
gives tho religious phase of tho question power
and inlluouco it could not otherwise possess. It
unites tho various rivulota and rills of Chris
tian force into ono grand rolling river, froo
ns tho unlocked fountains of spring, and
full ovon to tho overflowing of its banks.
It rollo on in solemn majesty, gathering mo
mentum as it rolls, until, with irresistible power,
it sweeps away and carries into oblivion every
thing that stands in tho wav or dares to oppose
its proproso. If those Christian women uoop
right on, never faltering, never swerving, for
ten years, nnd unitedly work, notsimply inatroofc
crusades, but iu all virootious, lor tho ac
complishment of tho p~o grand result, who shall
mako an approximate estimate of tbo fruits
gathered from a decade of holy, untiring, un
selfish, united, and concentrated toil? It’needs
no prophet to toll you that tho atmnsphoro will
' bo purer, tho sky clearer, tho sun brighter, and
tho world of mankind freer and happier in
finitely than now.
Surely ouo might then think that tho Millenni
um’s holy horn* had dawned, and earth’s redemp
tion como at last. Tbo moral tonoof public
sentiment would bo so elevated that the saloon
busiuoss would rccoivo neither support nor tol
eration. If you cannot do this, if tho results I
havo anticipated are unattainable, then surely
tho rum power can novor bo exterminated by
moral forco. And I am not of tho number of
those who suppose that by prayer and song
alone in tho streets, and iu tho saloons, this,
work is to ho accomplished. And wherever this
idea has prevailed, to tho exclusion of every other
consideration, a roost lamentable mistake has
boon made, and a fearful reaction will very
soon tako place. Prayer itself presupposes tho
use of moans, and is perfectly consistent there
with. And in this wiufaro,while wo should pray
none the less, yet wo should uso all moans,
moral and legal, to back up our prayers, and,.
while God hears, let men bo mado to feel. They
may as well find out there is a God in Israel
under tho strong inlluouco of righteous law as
iu any other way.
For years tho saloon-keepers havo boon backed
up by tho almost universal force of public senti
ment. Commercial interests, social relations,
and political parties bavo more or less pandered
to tho liquor interest. It has been with the
utmost dilllculty that anything lilio prop
er legislation could be bad, and yet
even such laws ns wo have had havo boon for
tbo most part a dead letter, because not enforced
‘by tho piovailing sentiment of tho community.
To chaugo public sentiment, therefore, should
bo ono of tho first objects of this movement.
Tho securing of adequate legislation should bo
another. And then the prompt enforcement of
all tho laws should bo secured as the next stop
in tho programme. Tho license system should
bo abolished, and saloonists should bo treated as
tho violators of law,' instead of receiving the
sanction and protection of law. This can only
bo done by changing tho entire existing order of
Tho women have succeeded, under God, in
waking tho people up all over rue land, as thoy
have ul or boon woke up before on this subject.
Now is tho golden opportunity for them to ef
fect such a change in tho sentiment of tho
masses as shall do away with many of the
abuses under which wo have suffered, and in
augurate successfully tho now order of things;
There is nothing like going forward to attack
tbo enemy from a feasible base of operations
which is tenable and susceptible of defense.
Tho rum power is a suitable foe, and ho has
many strongholds that laugh at any ordinary
mode of attack.
Tho most persistent, long-continued, and skill*
ful use of moans, coupled -with tho subllmost
trust in God, and tli 3 most unfaltering faith in
tbo power of truth and right, aro necessary to
anything like a successful prosecution of this
crusade against tho powers of darkness.
'Women of Israel, have you counted tho cost?
Ilavo you surveyed tho strougth of tho onomy ;
and aro you ready tor tho fray till victory or
doalh shall decide tho issues of tho contest ? 1
hope this is tho determination of nil engaged iu
tills work, that there will bo no cessation of hos
tilities, no armistice but war5 holy, uncompro
mising war to tho end,
And iu tho end you must succeed. There is a
God iu heaven that hoars prayoi, and tho right
must and will prevail. It may take longer than
you think, and no finally brought about in a very
different way from whut you nave planned; but
it will come. You have undertaken to accom
plish one thing iu a certain way, but Ood may
purpose that you shall bring about many things
in different ways. Tho most sanguine of us
hnvo not yet fuliv understood tho for-rcaohing
nature of this movement, llosults are found to
ho reached that have not boon specially sought.
Tho political economy ot this country has be
come corrupt beyond all precedent, and from
woman, and tho Christian religion, must como
tho purifving influence to savo us. Whether she
is to do this through her moral and social rela
tions simply, or whether she is to wield tho
power of tho elective franchise, arc questions
for tho providence of God to settle.' She lias a
great work to do in this country, and with her
‘‘manifest destiny" nobody has ouy right to
Pluck no laurel from her \u*ow. Lot her go
forward iu her groat and holy work, with untir
ing fidelity, till an emancipated ami a redeemed
country shall gratefully 11 give her of tho fruit of
her hands, and let her own works praiso her in
tbo Rates." God npood tho day when tho proud
foe shall ho poworleej at her feet, And alllioue
ailjl ©fibme.
saved from tho horrible vortox of sin “rise up
to call her blessed."
Sermon by tbo Uov. J. O. Peek, of the Cen-
tomtry Church.
Tho Bov. J, 0. Pock, pastor of tho Centenary
Methodist Church, on Monroe street, near Mor
gan, preached to an immense congregation last
evening. His subject was “ Tho Woman’s War
—God’s Battle," nnd his text:
Bo not afraid, nop dismayed, by reason of this great
multitude, for tho battle fa not yours, but God’s. 3
CormlAions, xx. 15. '•
Ho said tho woman’s temperance movement
was of God. Never was tho initiation of a re
form movement moro manifestly divine. It
sprang directly out of tho groat revival wave of
religion that was swooping tho laud. It stood
on tho Book of Ages, and pleaded with prayer
and songs. Tho impulse that impelled it was tbo
woo of millions; the strength that clothed it
was faith in God, Tho object in view was tho
roscuo of tons of thousands of immortal souls
from tho drunkard's grave, and tho drunk
ard’s dreadful eternity,-tho restoration
of fallen humanity,—tho freeing of
thousands from enslavement, tho bringing back
of joy to wretched homos, tho rose on the pallid
ohobks of heart-broken wives, and tho return of
nun and gladness to tho dreary hearts of inno
cent children. If tho emancipation and enfran
chisement of 4,000,0U0 of colored people wore
cheaply bought iu four years of dreadful war, at
tho cost of tbo best blood, and mountains of
treasure, nnd vacant chairs in almost every fam
ily, surely tho redemption of millions of Amer
ican citizens and their families from tho ourso
and usa of alcohol, that struck wido os eter
nity and deep as hell, could not bo too
door when bought by prayer and toll, and
uprising of moral sentiment, and campaigning,
and pledging, and voting, and Ufo-loug fealty
to tho grundwork.
Tho movement struck tho people like a thun
derbolt out of a clear sky. Intemperance had
been oa tho increase for years. Tho money paid
for drink In this country in three years would
pay tho national debt. Thousands of tho bust
citizens were reeling down to destruction, and
tho armies of young mon woro enrolled on
tho muster-roll of alcohol, and woro on
tho march to ruin tand death; tho whole nation
was staggering. The largo cities wore in tho
hands of tho rum power. Men were bought and
sold in politics by tho saloons. In fact, rum was
dictator, and tho saloons made laws for our mu
nicipaltios. The nation seemed asleep or stupe
fied. Suddenly tho lightning Hashed over the
land tho nows that tho battle had boon renewed
in a little town in Ohio, in a strange wav. At
first tbo movement was treated with cold indif
ference. It continued to spread, and thou camo
ridicule, caricature, and contempt. Tho battlo
grow hotter, and downright opposition was
shown. Tho weapons, tho troops, tho tactics
were now; a consummate leadership maneuvered
tbo forces on tho field, with controlling, irresisti
ble skUL
At first mon laughed at this stripling move
ment, with its sling of faith and pebbles of
prayer, but Goliath began to storm ami stagger,
and now all tho Philistines wore in arms. Id
originated with no sect, and had drawn all soots
into tho current. It had birth under the au
spices of no political parly, but bold in its hands
tho destiny of all political parties. Tbo cause of
tomporanco was tho causo of religion and
morality, and social order, and security
of lifo and happiness.—tho causo of
humanity and of God; and if tho women of tho
land woro aroused, and consecrated themselves
by prayer nnd agitation to tho destruction of tho
power and sway of alcohol, tho political party
that opposed tho causo of God and humanity
would bo torn iu pieces by the awakening of
moral purposo and righteous indignation that
would swoop tho laud withan irresistible majesty
and might of an awakened public sentiment.
Tqp classes of persons bud mado mistakes in
their estimate of this war. Thoao who believed
it would accomplish nothing, and thoso enthusi
asts who thought that intemperance was for
ever to bo radicated by tho woman’s onisado.
Great good had boon done, moro would bo done,
beforo tho women of tho laud furled their ban
ners and disbanded choir armies ; hue intemper
ance would not bo wholly wiped out this year,
or In ton years. If Almighty God had not eradi
cated sin and conquered tbo world by tho Gospel
under tho agencies of enlightenment, progress,
education, churches, ministers, Christian litera
ture, and tho work of tho Holy Spirit in 1,800
years, It was fanaticism to think that tho most
gigantic and world-wide vice and iniquity was to
bo overthrown and destroyed in ono campaign,
however grand nnd magnificent. But a grand
beginning had boon made; now tho battle was
to bo pushed. Tho whole land had been aroused
to tho subject of tomporanco as novor boforo.
Moro and agitation, and action had
boon aroused in the last three months than in
years preceding. Tho battlo had been renewed
all along thoilino,'and hero ho saw tho greatest
benefit of the praying crusade. Its novelty at
tracted universal attention, and excited tho sen
timent of tho whole laud.
Ho did not behove any lovol-boadod man or
woman now believed that street-crusading and
saloon-praying wore the only potent plans to
eradicate the ovil of intemperance, lie thought
the movement was tho groat boll which God had
rung to recall tho attention of tho nation to tho
most important social and domestic problem af
fecting tho welfare of man. It had done this
work well. If not another saloon wore closed,
and not another prayer mado in tho street, tho
Women’s Crusade would pass into history as a
success in arousing tho public from apathy and
slumber. It had thrilled the world with a now
demonstration of tho power of prayer,—disclosed
a now species of artillery against which tho ono
my could erect no oasomutos or iron-clad fort
resses. It was God's answer to Tyndallism, mid
robukod tho absurdity of infidelity and human
philosophy reforming tho world.
Not until tho nation got down on ito knees and
cried mightily unto God did slavery perish. Our
armies woro defeated until wo recognized
tho moral principle—throw down our tem
porizing schemes and grasped and un
sheathed tho sword of Justice. God
had brought tho Temperance causo to his
throno on bonded knees, and tho day was coming
when a temperance party would sweep the laud
from Maine to California, when a temperance
man would bo President, when temperance men
will HU tho Cabinet, and have a majority in both
Houses of Congress, and represent us at foreign
Courts. But that time would never come until
men and women rose from their knees on elec
tion morning, and tho men—and, ho presumed,
the women—went to tho polls and deposited
their ballots under deep and all-pervading re
ligious conviction
Another groat aobiovraout of the movement
was . tho breaking down of sectarian walls
and tbo bringing together of all Christians.
Women who liau prayed and wept together
and faced howling mobs, would novor permit
the bigots to build tho denominational
wails so high again. Again, women had
boeu called to tbo front ns novor before.
They had novor boon prominent in moral suasion
movements of the past, and could not take part
in tbo politieal and legislative measures that had
boeu tried. Intemperance would nevor bo de
stroyed nntil women rose and struck tho blow
for their emancipation. Half a million men di
rectly or indirectly interested in tho protlts of
tho liquor business, having hundreds of millions
of dollars invested In the tralllo ; politicians, who
saw the way to olllco unit power through tho
suffrages cf tho saloons, and distilleries, and
breweries ; and millions more of men who had
tho appetite for drink, would not givo up tho
battle until after tho most terrific convulsive
moral conlliot that ever shook tho land. But
they could bo wiped out if the women of
America said it should bo done. There were to
ho hardships surpassing missionary life, and
thoro might have to ho some mur
ders ; but if a Christian woman—
ft wife, mother, or sister fighting God’s buttle
for tho rescue of husbands, sons, utul brothers,
should fall on tbo streets, wounded or killed by
bayonet thrust, or mob's revolver, or policeman’s
bludgeon, a cyclone of indignation, and ven
geance, ami retribution would riso in blackness
and terror, and sweep tbo land until every saloon,
and brewery, aud dmtlllory'should bo leveled to
the ground, and their keepers «md owners come
out with tho mark of Cain on their foreheads.
Women iwho never prayed in public be
fore, ami had always boon under tho misinter
preted crack of St. Paul's whip, us certain
ministers hud delighted to flourish it—Lot your
women keep silence iu the churchesmust
speak now. Bt. Paul said nothing about proying
in saloons or tho streets, and ho would liko to
boo tho miuistors who had opproved of Christian
women praying in saloons and in tho streets
Justify their sllouoo in the prayer-meetings.
Iu oojioIuaIoU) tho speaker eumnuisod (he
work that belonged to tho future. Tho social
custom of “treating" must bo uprooted, nnd
liquors banished from public feasts and private
sidoboads; but. above all. there must bo
awakened a public sentiment which would exact
stringent laws with reference to tho liquor
traffic, and enforce them to tho letter.
______ >
Sermon by tho Rev. JUr. lUcOlicsnoy, ’rln-
Uy ill. U, Church.
Tho Bov. Simon McChosnoy, pastor of’. ti.'ty
Methodist Episcopal Church, lectured bofoi p a
congregation last evening on tho subject, “L * &
tho Bihlo Authorize Wine-Drinking ?" The to. **
was taken from IX. Peter, ill., 10 t “ Tbingshan.
to bo understood, which thoy that aro unlearned
ami unstable wrest as thoy do tbo other . Scrip
tures to tholr own destruction." Ho spoke sub
stantially as follows:
Tho work of tho tomporanco reform seemed to
him to bo seriously complicated. Whether it
was not hindered moro by tho differ
ences between its professed friends
than by tbo opposition of its avowed
onomios, was an open question. Tho larger
share of real workers bad, after many experi
ments, como to tbo platform of total abstinence,
while another class assorted that their position
was extreme, radical, untenable, and impractical.
Tho latter said that tho Biblo could hardly bo
mado to sanction total abstinence, St. Paul hav
ing advised* Timothy to tako a littlo for his
stomach’s sake. If such assertions woro con
fined to bar-rooms, thoy might bo passed unno
ticed; but tho pulpit, to a certain extent, was
teaching the doctrine, and a few ministers who
could boast of an orthoxox creed advocated mod
erate drinking,
Such an interpretation of tbo Biblo would bo
gratifying to alt moderate drinkers. Those
Christian grocers who had departments for
wines and brandies because so many ladies used
them iu cooking, would enjoy that version of tho
Scriptures. Thoao pious men whoso buildings
had boon rented to saloon-koopors would proba
, bly prefer that Gospel to any other. Tho agree
ment of such a Gospel with the views of those
dramßollors who adorned the walls of tholr es
tablishments with Scriptural mottoes, like Paul’s
odvioo to Timothy, should not bo overlooked.
In court, when witnesses who never had a
chance to confer together agreed upon a point,
such agreement was very forcible; therefore tbo
remarkable agreement between a certain stylo
of preaching and tho views advocated by
saloon-koopors should bo considered. From
sucb promises, it seemed that tho distance
from tbo pulpit to tho decanter was not so great
as many had supposed.
Tho speaker at this point alluded to tho many
different interpretations which hud been given
tho Bible. Some persons, bo thought, would
raise tho objection to tho book that it was not
sufficiently definite on many points, and could
not bo clearly understood. His reply to such
was, that they would do woll to inquire whether
tho obscurity was not tbo fault of tho medium
through which tho light was refracted,
rather than tho result of any imperfec
tion in tho light itself. Jesus taught
chiefly in parables, which revealed tho truth only
to tho spiritually-minded, while thoy concealed
it from those whoso lack of spirituality mado
them dull of perception. Tho Bible was a groat
parable to tho sluggard. Ho could not got
through tho outward shell to tho deep meaning
—tho.roward for those who earnestly searched
tbo Scriptures as for hidden treasures.
If it must bo admitted that tho Bible sanction
ed tho uso of intoxicating wine as a beverage,
there wore’ three serious charges against that
book. First, it contradicted Nature,the wisdom of
God having constructed tho human body so that it
robollod against poisons. Nature could not tol
erate alcouol in tho system, and therefore it
was a poison. It was tho boost of
Christians that tho Bible was tho handbook of
civilization, and it could not well bo denied that
intemperance was ono of tho greatest barriers to
a perfect civilization, and ouo of tho greatest
dangers which it now encountered. It was ad
mitted that moderate drinking was a stop toward
intemperance. If it were admitted that tho
Bible authorized tho taking of this first stop, it
Was admitted that tho Biblo was hostile to civilU
zalion. To admit.tbnt tho Scriptural allusions
to wiuo roforred to an article which was ferment
ed, was to charge tbo Biblo with palpable con
tradiction. Ono class of passages plainly recom
mended the uso of wine j another class os plain
ly prohibited it.
Tho speaker quoted several seemingly contra
dictory passages, and said that if tho word wine
had tho same meaning iu each instance nothing
could savo tho Biblo from the charge of direct
self-contradiction. But thoro was no contradic
tion, for the reason that in ono class of passages
tho word wluo meant now wine, sweet wine, tho
fruit of tho vino, tho miformouted juice of tho
grape. In tho other class of passages it was
called strong drink, and described us having
boon fermented, and the people were advised to
“look not upon tho wiuo when it is rod," “when
it giveth his color," “ when it movoth itself."
This distinction saved tho Biblo from tbo charge
of contradiction, and tho explanation was sus
tained by an appeal to classic authors.
Some of tho passages most commonly quoted
in support of the assertion that tho Bible sanc
tioned tho moderate use of wine woro here no
ticed. Tho speaker suggested that Paul’s advice
to Timothy was from a medical standpoint, nnd
that it was not intoxicating wiuo which bo told
him to uso. Tho Christian Church had done, and
was doing every day, what a Jew, 2,000 years ago,
would havo as an offense unto God. It
had used intoxicating wine at its sacrament. On
Easier Sunday morning, the people were told that
God did not suffer Ilia Holy Ouo to die corrup
tion, and then thoy went to tho altar and drank
that which had seen corruption, as symbolical
of tbo death of tho inconuptiblo Jesus. Tho
officiating minister laid his hand on a cup which
smelled of tho fumes of alcohol, and tho people
Jiavtook of a villainous compound of alcohol,
ogwood, and other drugs. It was sacrilegious
to call such a mixture a symbol of tho blood of
the Lord Jesus Christ. The wonder was that
God over favored Ills people with His presence
at tho eaoramont under such circumstances. The
sin was ouo of heedtessness, not of willful
transgression. What tho Church owed to her
self ns tho guardian of saevod things, was to
purify her services, her membership, and her
ministry, to defend tho Biblo from a sacrilegious
interpretation, and to help tho weak, and not
put temptation in thou* way.
Special Dispatch to The Chicago I'ribune,
Boston, Mass., April 12.—Dr. Dio Lowls made
more of a sensation to-day, when one was least
expected, than he has created in Boston since
his debut as the leader of tho orusado against
intemperance. Tho Bov. A. W. Haskol, pastor
of tho West Boxbury Unitarian Church, sup
plied tho pulpit of tho Muslo Hall Society, of,
which tho Bov. W. B. Algor was tho last
settled pastor; and, during a sermon against
Exhibition, ho spoke rather sLghtiugTy of
>r. Lewis, who happened to occupy a
scat directly in front of him. Dr. Lewis at
tempted to reply wticn tho sermon was over, but
was prevented by tho Committee of tho Society,
the subject of Tomporauco came up in an un
expected form. The beginning of the move
ment was purely accidental. One of our lectur
ers wont West last September, and being well
received addressed himself to the suppression
of strong drink by moral susnion. Dr. Lewis'
career iu (loston and its neighborhood bad
nob impressed the people with his dovout
noss or his reliance on prayer; nor
could wo believe ho would over
httvo embarked in this enterprise if it wore
not for the ronumoratlon. A town was attacked
in Ohio, and the dealers succumbed everywhere,
hut a reaction came, and the women's prayers
wore Jeered at by an uproarious crowd following
iu their wake. The women’s crusade was aa
entire misconception of
but oomo good would result from it in arousing
the community to a true solution of the difficul
ty. Prohibitory legislation was un
to give man a free choice between good mid evil.
Ho did not, however, believe in the unrestricted
use of intoxicating liquors. The young and the
strong should avoid them aa they would enjoy
health, happiness, and long life; and ho wished
that his voice.might bo hoard by those men and
women who wore using intemperate means to
suppress intemperance.
from his seat ami asked to ho hoard,
One of the Committee told him ho could not
be allowed to speak.
Tho benediction was then pronounced, aud
(See isigbtli Fated
Present Condition of the Financial
Bills in the House.
The Inflationists Hope to Gain bj
Postponing a Vote.
Ready to Como to Terms with
\ the Democrats.
Tin., of War Aska Funds to
Carry on tho Hurtt Court*
Special DUpatch to The Chicago Tribune*
Washington, April 12.— 1t was generally be
lieved last night that there would bo but little,
it any, diflioulty in resuming tbo finance ques
tion In tho House to-morrow by general consent,
aa it was thought that tho general desire to have
the mottor finally disposed of would operate in
favor of going on with tbo struggle.
To-night, however, tboro oro indications that
tho resumption of tho discussion to-morrow will
bo resisted by thoao of consorvativo and anti-in
ilotion views, who fool that if they can postpons
tho question it will bo to their gain, and they
will, doubtless, when tho question comes up, usa
every endeavor to defeat it.
It is thought that if tho House refuses to taka
up tho ponding bill, Butler will movo to go to
tho Speaker’s table for tho purpose of taking up
tho Senate bill, but this will also, of course, meol
with opposition.
now ponding aro; First. An amendment moved
by Butlor to substitute tbo Senate bill for tho
ono under consideration. Second. The bill in
troduced by Judge Wilson, of Indiana, early
in tbo session, authorizing free banking
and forbidding banks to pay interest,
etc.; this is introduced as .an
amendment to Butler’s amendment, viz: to sub
stitute tho Senate bill. Foator’u
proposition to retire greenbacks as fast as now
National Bank currency is issued to the extent
of 25 per cent of such increase, till tho outstand
ing and unpaid legal-tender notes shall bo re
duced to 8300,000,000. Fourth. E. Rockwood
Hoar a proposition for tbo resumption of specie
payments on tho Ist of next September. When
the question comes up, this proposition will bo
voted on, beginning with tho one last intro
duced, which is Mr. Hoar’s.
Mr. Shanks, of Indiana, has indicated his pur
pose to offer an amendment, if ho can got per
mission to do so. providing that 845,000,000, in
addition to the circulation now allowed by law.
shall bo issued to tho National Banking Associa
tions now organized and which may ho organized
hereafter, and such increased circulation shall be
distributed among tho several States, as provided
in Sec. 1 of tho act entitled “An Act to Pro
vide for tho Redemption of the 8 per cent Com
pulsory Loon Certificates, and for an Increase
of National Bauk Notes, approved July 1, 1870:”
and that Sco. 1 of tho act entitled An Act to
Provide for tho Redemption of tho 8 per cent
Temporary Loan Certificates, and for an In
crease of National Bunk Notes, approved July
12, 1870,” ho amended by repealing tho second
provision in said section contained.
butler’s latest dodob.
There is some prospect that incase tho Senate
bill is passed, Butlor can iufiuonce a sufficient'
number of Republicans to unite with tho Demo
crats to defeat tho free banking proposition.
Butlor makes it a* condition, however, that th<
Democrats shall vote for tho Senate bill.
Special Dispatch to The Chicapo Tribune.
Washington, D. 0., April 12.—Tho Secretary
of War evidently fools that ho now has the ad
vantage of the economically-disposed Congress
men who propose to reduce the contingent fund
for his Department, lie has within a day or two
again given notice that ho will not bo able with
the moans at present at his command to furnish
the House with the papers in the Hurtt court
martial case for at* least two months. It is
probable that Mr. Salor, of Ohio, who intro
duced the resolution calling for the papers, will
to-morrow ask the House to take such action as
will authorize the Secretary to employ temporary
clerks, in order that the work may bo done at
once. The Secretary does not foil to improve
this opportuhity for pointing out the absurdity
of the proposition to reduce his clerical force,
and is apparently straining a point to give the
circumstance undue siguiticauco.
Eugene Halo, of Maine, is mentioned as the
Now England Congressman to whom tho Presi
dent is minded to tender tho position of Secre
tary of tho Interior when Delano is put at tho
head of tho Treasury Department. As was an
ticipated, Mr. Dawes, in denying the authen
ticity of tho report that ho was to -be made
Secretary of tho Treasury, states quits,
emphatically that ho would not accept the ap
pointment if it should bo tendered him. ■'
Massachusetts'men hero are growing very
much disgusted at tho failure of their Legisla
ture to elect a successor to Sumner. They
denounce tho stubbornness that has character
ized tho proceedings of that bodv so far in
round terms.
The Commissioner of tho General Land
Office has written a letter to Senator Hamlin,
Chairman of tho Committee on Minos and Min
ing, in which ho characterizes tho Sutro
amendments recently put by the
House on tho Senate bill for the protection of
minors* rights, as calculated to work groat in
jury to minors generally, while they would not
particularly benefit Mr. Sutro. Tho Senate will
doubtless now conour in these amendments.
Special Dispatch to The Chicapo Tribune.
Washington, D. C., April 11.—Tho House, in
tho morning hour to-day, passed tho Senate bill
to authorize tho employment of aliens who have
declared their intention to become citizens of
tho United States as engineers and pilots, with
an amendment requiring six mouths’ residence
in tho United States prior to appointment.
{To the vlttociatetf Press.]
■Washington, D. 0., April 11.—This morning
Augustus Buell filed in the Circuit Court a pe
tition for a writ of certiorari to Judge Small, of
the Police Court, commanding him to send up
the record and papers iu the case of the petition
er, who is charged with a criminal libel of Sen
ator Chandler. Buell's attorneys represent,
among other things, that the Police Court is not
legally constituted for the trial of offenses by
jury. Judge Corttor said ho would be very slow
to decide the act creating the Police Court un
ccfCTfUntionol, but would probably hoar the case
on Monday.
* The President has pardoned Albert Lemon,
convicted of forgery in November last in the
United States Circuit Court of Indiana. Also
Walker Dawson, of South Carolina, convicted of
United States Minister Pile and ox-Ministor
DoLoug had an interview with the President to
Secretaries Robeson and Belknap are absent
from the city.
Wahiiinoton, April 12. The Light-House
Bouid gives notice that on aud after the opening
of navigation iu tho spring of 1874, a light wiu
bo oxhioiled from tho tower recently oreotod
on Petite Point au Sable, thirty miles south of
Grand Point au Sable Lighthouse, on tho east
ern shore of Lake Michigan. The apparatus,
which will illuminate 2HB degrees of the horizon,
is of tho third order of tho system of Fresnel
lenses, and will show u fixed white light, varied
by white flashes, at intervals of thirty seconds.
New Orleans, April 13.—Tho river is station
ary, yet above high-water murk of 1871. Bon
not Carre orovasso is reported 125 feet wide and
15 foot deep. Tho water is pouring through like
a mill-race and oau he hoard for ullle*.

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