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A Jewish View of Jesus of
Sermon liy the Roy. Dr. Kohler, of
Sinai Congregation.
Tho Eov. Dr. Collycr Preaches
on Gcrrit Smith.
xio Lessons of His Life.
BOrtnon ?iy tho It ox-. Rr. Kohler, of
Nlnal Coitsrrgudon.
Tho Rev. Hr. Kohler, Itahhi of tho Rinai Con
gregation, spoke yesterday on •* Jesus nf Naza
reth/’ as viewed from a Jewish standpoint. His
text was :
Inicriho a mirk upon the foreheads of tho men who
elgli uml cimiplniu Ixu-aus* uf all iho uliuminitiouß
. . . and smite, but emm not near any man upon
vrtiotn the mark It,—H:tkid ir., 4-5.
Tho sermon was as follows i .
Difficult na it is to draw a true picture of a
prominent person, portrayed in different colors
ou tho canvass of history, tho task is aggravat
ed when tho same personality hjs become n
power, ruling the destinies of mankind, and
counting Us wornhlporri by tho millions, while
those wiio refused to kneel before it wero crush
ed with tlio sword, and silenced by burning fag
gots. filnoo, however, not lluicmeifiDd Messiah,
but the lofty teacher, is hold forth in Jcmm by
modern Christianity, it well behooves ns, no
Jews, 1 think, to reflect upon His life, viewing it
from our standpoint. For much as wo reject tho
god, wo love the man Jesus, yea, claim Him as
About 1,810 ysara ago, nn tho days preceding
llio Passover festival, a largo crowd of people,
mostly of tlio lower clans, wan nefcn marching
along the streets of Jornnalom, bearing branches
of palm-trees, and shouting! “Hosanna I Hail
to tho non of David!” The peaceful Inhabitants
'• of tho city bohoUl with amazement tho uummal
scone betokening tho proclamation of a now
Messiah. “Who is it, pray, to whom tho popu
lace pay such homage?” they asked each Other,
gazing at the noble figure of tho man with mild
features riding in tho midst of llio procession.
“It is a Galilean, by the name of Joshu, from
Nnzarotb,” was the reply. But neither the man
oor tbo town wore known to thorn, merely iho
mentioning of tho province of Galileo at once
called before their mimU the memory of tho
licry Judas. who, twonly-livo yearn heroic,
had ' induced his countrymen to defy tlio
Homan Kmporor by reiusmg to.pay him tho
taxes, duo only to God and His temple, hut full
a victim to his patriotic zeal. Will this Galilean
also venture his life to deliver us from tho iron
yoßo of Homo ? Or shall we again witness
bloodshed and war as wo did bin shortly ago,
when Pontius Pilate set np images of Cieaar m ’
the Holy City, in Order to provoke our people?
While tho limes of tlio people harbored such
thoughts, tho magistrates and tho priestly
aristocracy apprrh*ndoci danger from this
pageant, as it threatened to rclmtdlo the smould
ering llamo of haired against Home, and to
arouse tho suspicion of tho procurator.
In tho meantime Jesus had ascended tho IToly
Monet, ovonhroivu tho tables of the money
changers, and the seats ol those selling doves
for the saciilicrs. exclaiming, “It is written, my
bouse shall ho u house of prayer, and you made
it a house of thieves.” Hut whiln addressing
the crowd in tho couit of tho temple, amidst in
creasing fallouts of Hosanna to iho Hon of David,
Ho nos arrested by tho High Priest and sum
moned before tho HynticUimn, which hold its
sittings iu an adjoining hull. This body, con
sisting mostly of ttadducccs of tho Hcrodcan
stamp, and being deprived of the power to exe
cute capital punishment, brought the case-be
fore thu Governor, who resided in tho city dur
ing the festival season to prevent disturbances
emanating from the groat conflux of people.
Pontius Pilate, fearing tbo sympathies of the
people might mcreaiu amt endanger the peace of
tbo city, speedily condemned him to suffer a rob
el's penalty of death. Tho soldiers iiiHlniitiysoizod
Him, and put a scailet robe around His body, a
crown of thorns upou Ills bond, and a reed in
His hand, mocking by exclaiming, “ Hull King
of Jews I ” as they crucified Him.
Jew or Gentile, who would tbou have suspect
ed that an event like this was to shako tinman
society at its foundation mid change tho aspect
Of the entire woild ? llowjinauy protomkrj to
tho Mu.'Shihßhip had arisen unto tho people
like blight stars of hopo iihining through tho
eight of its oppression, only i.o leave, him a me
teor. a much deeper darkness behind. Thu oc-
Dtirroueo of other events of fur greater impor
tance Boon made them forgot tho entluudaßtic
martyr w ho had bacnticud His life for a hopeless
cause, though they pitied Him tho more
when informed of ilis having boon a
disciple of John tho Baptist, who bad
liven as a smut and died a martyr. Of
Jesus, however, they know nothing except His
touching end. Only a small number of those
who witnessed tho wonderful -scone would never
forget Him. Their fahh in Him was too strong to
bo shakun. Hy His death, tho impression He had
made upon them was too deep over to become
faiut. To them Ho eccmcd u man of superior
nature, endowed witb magic • powers ; a teacher
surpassing all tho doctors of the law, yea, great
er than nil the prophets—a Divmo being. Ho
remained enthroned within their hearts as the
.Messiah, in spite of His Had fate. Missing Him
during the day, they dreamed of Him at night ;
praying and longing for Him when awake. Ho
appeared to* them in vision, while entranced.
Thus beholding Him in wonderful attire, sitting
&t tho right baud of God, as His
chosen Hun on tho heavenly throne,
they wore confident of His speedy
return In all Ills glory, in anticipation of which
they led a life of abstinence and brotherly com
munion, partaking of their meals and sharing
their properties in common with each other, and
shunning the state of matrimouv. Twelve of
Hm disciples there wore, who waudorod about,
performing miracles, healing tho sick, casting
d tvils out of those believed to bo possesßod with
thorn, by mtotlng tho name of their Master, and
preaching tho gospel of tho Kingdom of Heaven,
loon to come.
Nor were they disappointed at the Jong delay
of thoir’Masler, for while they felt the workings
of tho Holy Ghost upon them, communicating
with Him hi their ccstacics, they ever enlisted
new members to Join tholr “ holy assemblages.”
Withal they regarded themselves Jews, and woro
so considered by thoir Jewish brethren, merely
differing from them ab«to tho belief in tho Mos
aishfehip of Jesus, towhooo death they attributed
a kind of atoning virtue, Recording to a similar
opinion entertained by Jews in regard to saints,
—calling Him tho flrst nnd-tho last of men, tho
AiephaudtheTav. There still exists an authentic
t;ttimouyof the oldest form of Christianity, a
menage, as it appears, originally written in He
brew, sent by tho Apostle John to the seven
CnurcliM in Asia Minor, during the siege of
Jerusalem. I refer to the Hook of Jlovolalion,
?i 0W tho last place among the hooks of
tbo New Testament. In it Johu describes bis'
vision, revealing unto him the Messiah standing
*s a lamb of sacrifice before God, amidst tbo
seven spirit! surrounding His throne. There is
, l V® approaching advent of Jesus,
aung with His sword Homo, the dragon, and-
Uniting Himself with Jerusalem. His raadorned
bride, brmguig resurrection and life to 12,000
i, of , twelve tribea of Israel,
orurinft 8 8,1 ifo ou tlicir furheads. Tho
fx W T C w°^ tuco with our toxt (Ezekiel,
fctkW.i 1 b , ol, ?*°t a “ Tar ot I'fe,” moaning
whh?b e 1 l ¥ ,t lettor of tbo Jewish alphabet,
■• I l s*n e ® r »owm- Hence, it may
« * .TO»k « 01 ““ cru “
thuir ranks slowly, and
Wt <ho JmSil «,5S, orar a hil umiitellifisut classes
( '(of an Iriden a EH ll * l atul enerjrnticmau
’.♦ollocl “ ud w t “*H«eiouß in.
, ■ /|nrlu.o. u dpa,&^ OIM *“•«■■* » new ns
£ VC?Milliner tee P healhcn w‘otl.l° r i‘P
(rtfi? nitKon ol Thtreiii hwi. 1 ’• • Jewish
, wJllv«iS“lff “ ,lcr "
•'“‘hi with rutiljiuleal MSl|f,° r ai,(l lm
, authuiity but Ins own a.?i i 1 a E* WilUont nuy
, he west forth V l “Euouced by risioue,
i the Jlcssiali ta t)io G °epel of
| bite tho holy community ,Vi U *“l * nil «*Jiultlin B
h>B to accept thTSSfoKJ Itoltum? 7 V 1 1" "‘“l
Jesus, tbo Hon of God «*)■■% **°*duy power of
ell hi* opponents in (ho background. The thoo
1-jyif'Al spb it of liiH sebhol prevailed, soon form
ing tin nlhfliico with many pbilusoplierH of the
■lewinli-Akyntidrian wcliuoi, who, in allegorizing
the RoiiMure-*, npo!:o « f riumnn nn tho first be
potion :«r n of God, mi I tho mleotnorof mau and
of wind* mi na 1)10 mother of tho uni
voip'?. It ii Paul and bin school to
wiiojii Ghrhtiaiilir, na * separate crend,
and the Now Testament, as distinguishing
itself from tho old covenant, owe* itn origin.
]’>ythc>,o men. at their very outset bostilo to
wards ll.n Jewish iion, tho Hinrios about
.IflHia v-t-ro handed do •.n to thorhiirrii. tainted
nth un.mostly and poisoned by hatted against
tho .lu-.-.s. Savings and prophecies concerning
I! o Temple, tlio f.iviv, and the Jewish |jeo|do
were put In his month, in contradiction to nil
Mint is olhornise related of Him, to correspond
villi a time and with views lir alienated from
His own.
Throning, then, nil tho discordant Gospel
stones ioio.Mio crucible in aider to urnve at tlio
gold imiiilcd from tho dmo*. Ictus consider whut
.irpim r.uilly raid and accomplished in capacity
of a Mciifliiili. a performer of miracles, and a
teacher, and in wimt His tiuo and per
manent value c-insintod. Of the different
dames into which tho Jewish people were
divided, tho Essenes, to whom Juim flic Ilaptiut,
and Jesus Ids disciple belonged, nrc tlio must ob
scure sind problcniiuio. Figtuiiiguudcr (he names
of “the humble.” “tlio pious, 11 “the virtuous, ’’
“ tlio hoiv Olios, 11 the “morning Itaptists," they
may bent ba chmctcnzod ns nu order uf ascetics,
loading a life of abstinence andnf Utmost purity.
Tliey shunned soolotv with its luxuries and con
ventional forms, choosing for their maxim,
“ Shako off tlio yoke of tho caithly kingdom in
order to hear only the burden of the heavenly
kingdom.” Soma lived in tho wilderness, others
in viilagkS, in a state of communism, cultivating
tlic soil, ami practicing the values of benevo
lence and brotherly love. They refused to swear
an oath ami avoided marriage* while otheia even
roftnined from outing unimul food, drinking
nine, and wearing woolen cloth. They
bathed themselves every morning before
sayinp their prayers, mid .devoted their
time to contemplation nud study
to lit them for receiving the Holy Ghost. Their
oujticics won them the reputation of prophets,
they believed In dreams, end interpreted them;
In evil spirits, and expelled them; used m.gio
hooks, whose origin they traced back to King
rioloiuon, and their prayers wero regarded ns
meet effective. Tims, according to Josephus and
tlio Talmud, in timed of drought, Unias, the
noble martyr, prayed to God for rum, and it Vdl.
in cacc of luckncoH they were tlio [lopular physi
cians. healing, like Elijah and oilier Prophets
in Israel, not with scientific remedies, hut by
svmpathelio cores. lu Jcrutialchi and ether
cities there undoubtedly lived physicians
schooled Jn Alexandria under the care of tho
disciples of Hippocrates, but they wore looked at
with as muchdistrust by tho good village people
dwetllngftlonetlio shores of the Jordan as those
of to-day arc by the common people uf Ituutagua.
or Houtucru Franco. In those cud Mid rigid
smuts alone, they liad faith, as thoyllattcrcd and
fostered their Baporsliiions. Of course, they
knew the name of the spirit producing each
disease, oud how to mat-tor it. Musing over the
mysteries uf nature, in their eremitic life, they
seem to have adopted (lie whole demonism of
the Parseoe, dividing tho work! between a good
god with his seven spirits of light, ami a wicked
gud with his seven spirits of darkness, and ex
pecting the Anal overthrow of the empire of the
evil power by the advent of Koeiosii. the Savior.
Heading in the Zendavcsta of the creative woid
(Ilouovor) tho purifier of eVefy tincleanucss,
and future destroyer of Ahiiman, tho Ihiuce
of Darkness, one is struck by meeting a
mediator there also, helping man by the
j.eifurmaiico of good works, and by
conquering all evils, by purifications and exor
cisms to create as many good angels as to curb
tempting demons. It is Mithra. tho l/nnco of
Light, mentioned as a mediator Uiso in the Jew
ish Cabbala, who was tempted by Ahriimm and
resisted him. being originally tho t-nn-god.w boao
birth was celebrated ou the 2otb of December; ■
Finding such a niixluro of Persian end Jewish
notions to have prevailed in thuso circles in
which Jcsns lived, wo may coapo to wonder at
Hie strange career and bold claimu. His firm
belief iu evil spintH, and His own mastery over
them, seems to mo the only key to all His acts
andcayinen. To-day, of course, llm ravs of cn
liuliloument, having pierced the darkest hut of
obscurity, tho miracle-stories in tho life
of Jesus aro read with incredulity by a
great many Christiana even, but they
cannot bo reasoned away, nor aro they ex
plained by a foolish denial. Much us tho four
Gospels differ iu regard to His sayings and
teachings, they all agree to the fact of His
having wrought miracles, and tlms|won his repu
tation. Iu His eyes the devils were an awful
rcalltv, rebuked only by diviuo power. When
called upon to heal tho lame, tho blind, or the
maniac, Ho was as earnest iu casting out' the evil
spirits as was Luther wucii throwing his ink
stand against tho tempting devil on the Waft
burg. Wo may distrast.tbo fact, and bo did tho
rabbis and educated Jews in tho cities, buiug of
a more suhor mind aiid a deeper insight into
nature. Jesus, however, llndmg unaliakeu faith,
and i in ' natural consequence thereof amazing
success with UiH Galilean countrymen, wan
easily led to Loliova in His own super
natural power. Without dnnbt, Ho poskkHS
cd many attractive graces and virtues,
securing uuco Him. ahovo others ihu
sympathy of those intrusted to His care. Boon
the magic influence of Hib name helped oven
His followers and disciples m performing tho
sumo miracles, until Ho was accredited with be
ing a superior man, Iho Mcbsiuh, who ulcuo can
subdue balttti.
Still, tliis would scarcely Imvo oufllccd to put
tho crown of diviuo royally upon ills bead, had
not the political distress and thu great buiferings
of tho peoplo-undcr tho Herodcun Ktugs crico
aloud (or a deliverer from tho hoodago uf Homo
and her creatures. Iu Galileo especially, a prov
ince bordering ou Byrla and compiling a groat
many 'nationalities besides the Homan troops
stationed there,-so that a friction of these vari
ous elements could scatccly ho avoided, iho de
sire for redemption was deeply felt. There
it merely required a kindling spark to
not tho whole province in flames.
Thcro Ilczokias and hia sou Judas
roused a rebellion, which proved a failure.
There, ‘fifteen years after Jcbuj, .Thaadas arose
as a Alessiah, by miracles instigating his people
to revolt. Hut while these men unsheathedtho
bloody sword to save their peoplo, the Etscuca
looked for a redemption to bo effected by divine
power, through wotkaof holiness. Thus John
the Baptist exclaimed, “Hepout, for the King
dom X)f Heaven is near,” at tho biuuo time exhort
ing man to practice virtue, righteousness to
wards man, aud pioty towards God,.lnviting tho
pious to receive the Holy Ghost by batLiug in
the Jordan. By him Jcsns w&b baptized. It is
the language of llio Kssoue, keen and uncom
promising. Rounding like thuuder unto the ears
of the rich which is again beard from tho Naza
reno prcachor, in phrases like, “It is easier fora
camel ; to go through tho oye of a needle,
than for a rich man to emor iho Kingdom
of Heaven,” or, “If thy hand offend theo, cut
It olf“ If thy eyo olfcnd thee, pluck it out
or, when turning away from His mother and sis
ters. and turning to ilia. disciples, “Behold my
mother and my brethren 1" Learning of tho
death of His-master at the hand of Herod, Ho
probably anticipated divine iuterforeuuo.
Henceforth ho proclaimed hinder tluu before
the Kingdom of Heavon to bo at hand, declaring
tho time to have been fulfilled as Boon as Peter
would pronounce Him Messiah, (button of tho
Living God. It is uot likely (not Ho aspired to
political power, although ho said, “ I came not
to «eud peace, but the aword.” . “ The Kingdom
of Heaven is within you.” is ono of His original
sayings 5 and when asked by Galilean zealots
whether it woro right to pay taxes to Homo, Bin
answer was. “ Bonder unto Guitar the things
that are Ciosar’s, and unto God. tho things that
are God’s.”
Indeed, Howas uo revolutionist; His claims
on the Mossiahehip were of a higher order, fie
never protended to ho an offspring of David or
of Hothlchemilio nativity, us various eud self
contradicting legends represent Him. All those
stories m aicoHiance witli Scripture teats prove
to he fabricated altogether iu latter days as nec
essary apparel fitting tho Messiah, Hoing a moro
carpenter’s son, Jesus heard tho knoekiuge of
the divine spirit wuldu Himself, but misunder
stood their meanings. He toll the touch of tho
finger of God au His heart, hut misinterpreted
its melodlouß strokes. He had a divine mission
to fulfill; He was sent, to ho u teacher, yea, a
reieomor. Hut neither was lie the instrument
of a new revelation to supplant tho old, as Ho
use not willing to change one iota of the Jaw,
h aviug come. *• not to destroy, hut to fulfill it.’’
Accepting the Jewish luith, os expressed iu
“ Hoar Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is
One.” Ho with the rabbis found the whole law
auu the prophets comprised in tho command
ment to love' God and felluwmcn. Nor did Ho
deniro tho Gospel to ho preached to Gentiles, not
willing to “throw thohroud beforolhe dogs.” Hu
was a Jew. and never in alt His life .rose above
LheUoiuon of Judea, being m this respect iu
forlor to nillot and many others. Hut He was to
tho tower classes what Hillol and others were to
the learned and rharifioes. While the
rabbis stood aloof from tho ignorant,
despising tho shepherds, tho fishermen,
and the-pubhoauß, He opened the gates of the
ileavsufy Kingdom lor them, and assigned
equal claims upon holiness to them'with the
Pluirinoo.-i. who hud extorted tilths from tho
priest*. He was tho echo 01 illilel’s . teachings,
pouiiiog to-Uio KuwamUcui t os the upiiutf oi.ro*
ligiun. He tvns, however, not only an echo.
His aunt ovci(lowed wiih music, His tongue
was a seat of grace. With tho originality of a
genius, ho coined phrases of wonurous beauty
In tho mint of His mind; Ho poured forth keen,
alining sentences of enduring value.
Wlicn looking at pictures usually seou of
Him, I have often asked injself, Hid Jesus
l oilly wear such a face? There is too much of
an Apollo and too little of the Jew In it. In
tho pictures given of both Ilia mind and ilia
body, the beauty of the Greek genius Is com
bined with tho depth of tho Jewish heart.
Christianity undertook to bring about a
harmony of Shorn and .Tfiplmt, hut
failed. Heathenism overwhelmed Monotheism;
the Church departed from her Christ.
Judaism, to save Us pure fntfh In tho
One and all-loving Father and nndivldcd man
kind. had again to build Chinese walls around
itself. Hut. thanked ho God. tho bright dav Is
dawning when Christianity and Judaism will
clasp each other 1 * hands, both owning Jpmiih uh
their own flesh wnd bono, yet aspiring to still
higher ideal *, to M. Pcs of man cr.iii'inr and more
peifcet. Then no more the (.Tops will be the
svmbol of hie. but the tree of I-Mcn, and not tho
grave with it-t rnvHteiics. but Um com
of our limriottiilitv while livinir, v.-.-ll bo the
t'vkon and pledge of our share in the Kingdom nf
Hoavou. Amcu.
sorinou I»y tiio Hcv. (Cohort Collycr.
Tho Ilov. Robert Cotlyer preached yesterday
moiniug on the late Gcrrit Hnutb, taking as his
Mark (he perfect man and behold the upright, for
the ornl of tliiit man 1b peace. I’a. xxxvtl.; at.
I think the time will come when we shall begin
to make a calendar of tho saints of this now
world, which will blend naturally with that of
our statesmen, patriots, soldiers, inventore, and
writers of groat books, in our almanacs and
histories, and ho counted as essential an element
in onr greatness and glory as the greatest and
best beside.
I imagine also that when thin is done, those
who live to see it will find that by some note In
stinct, born of our new life, cur calendar will
differ widely from that which lias gradually corno
to us out of the old times. It will bo a record of
those who have won dh.linctiou for Iho loftiness
of their religious character, who Lave lived in
Iho world rather Ilian above it, and, true to
tlio whole truth rather than to some special
word of it, have made their mark as
pure and holy men through their identity with
us in all true wa>», xathor than through their
Isolation from uh in anv wav; of whose devout
ticsa wo shall hear but little, while wo hear a
great deal of their devotion, for their religious
services wid be imt in word, but in deed and in
truth. Wo shall find, perhaps, that they rather
grudged tlio time spent on their oud -account in
communion with Heaven, which might bo turn
ed to a hotter account among tho etorn’realities
of life, ami cared hut little about making their
own calling and election sum, while there was
another mnn in tho world they could pluok as a
brand from tlio burning, and wliosu hulinehs was
fcimply and entirely whelenei'S. according to iho
tiu'uftate of their manhood, touch thorn where
you nil).
And when that time comes, I think mv friend
Gerrit Hmith <> ill ntaud ub good a chance*of can
onization in this now order of saints as any man
of our generation. For if they are to uioasuto
him by such u standard of goodnokS as this I
have pointed out. ho has lolt no better man that
I know uf behind him. Ho I want to touch
Komo thoughts thm piorniug that have come to
mo in connection with ids life aad character as
iny true, Inttui-miv saint, to note
A<Vid—liiii iKuu-o \
Thii'rf— l'is wo: 1:; mid.
I 'ourth —The cujchl-ioii.
And in pay liisi: That in his nature he B?ems
to have l*m‘u one of iho most fortunate of men,
Hslsmncji, they will all bo wo inscribe in Hie
now calendar, lor wo shall have in see that good
ness, as certainly cw genimu is In its primal cs
tonco a gilt of God. and iu this sohro is not
of works, le&t anv man should.boast; and that,
wlilie hi the old order ol saints the body was of
no account, and was nteauily treated mi a thing
to be despised, to be scorched, and froznn, and
starved, and Hogged, and trailed thrum'll the
mire, and torUiVcd wdb hair-cloth and spikes,
and made to sit up mghtu when it ought to bo
asleep, and have ail tho holy tides of nature
dammed up, ami dammed that so iho uaul might
prosper and God • might be glorified.—niy latter
day saint was ii, oil llii»gn the contradiolioii to
tins ugly and evil conception of tho truest life,
so far as such a hie rises ou» of tho body. Haul
sneaks of a glorious bodv ns an ' expectation ;
Gerrit Hmitii bad one &s a pdtfßtfkslob’. ' I ■mnw
pouo ihoy have eometiiing bolter in Heaven, and
may have ou tbo earth iu some far future. Wo
have a right to expect that, when
wo notice what an advance wo have
made since tho stone age ; but in comparison
with tlio groat majority uf iris follow-unu, ho
was lar in advance of his ago in tliia respect,
and had raUier that body that shall bo than this
wo bliurc in common. Tail, wide, deep, clasc
kiiillcd, end clean, wcll-lovcd, well-fed, and weil
tcmpeiod with all the elements that were akin to
it from tho first day to the last, honored and
reverenced as tho temple of tho Holy Ghost,
my Iriond's natural organization was so fine and
btrong that 1 never know a man who would have
poured out hm own shame more shamefully had
ho turned tho magnificent oigauism to vile lists,
for in tills measure ho was predominated and
railed to bo a saint from tho foundation of tho
world no fow moti aro wo cun over meet. He
ranks in this reaped with WiißhingUn, and Go
eliic. and Humboldt, and Thomas ClinlmorO, and
Bui »o have to seo accondly that this is only
thu iiifct condition of n holy hie, or in other
word*', that my uaruro waits cm mv quality, and
singular as this gift of (lod wan* iu and *to my
iribiid. ho was only ouo of a good many we may
liavu known or hoard of who have failed after all
to ho pure uud good men, not because God had
failed to do His part, but because they failed to
do thohs. In this second question of quality,
indeed, Ido not know where to draw the nno, 1
do not like to think that in this original endow
ment of a- clean, whole, well-balanced organiza
tion, 1 am mnch behind Gerric Hmitb, and ret I
hare no idea that 1 have dune us well by com
prison, and I know other men of almost
or qmto im equal natural endowment who,
lu all chanty and love, 1 have to sav,
can lay no such claim to poi faction ns
ho might, if bis genuine simplicity had permitted
him to harbor such a thought. For boro is one
of the low men 1 over knew or heard of, lor
whom I durst pledge my soul now aud forever,
that in his youth and early prime ho never sowed
a single handful of wild outs. The sou of one :
of the richest men in the llrstState in the Union,
with as keen an appetite for all that seems
pleasant aud entrancing to onr youth and early
manhood as any man that was over bum into this
world, and with the singular and terrible tempta
tion* that always beset the' sons of very rich
men 'lighting for him on all sides,—l venture to
say, from what I know of him, that there never
was a cleaner man and a purer on the American
continent than Uemt Smith. 1 seriously doubt
whether ho know the differenco between beer
uml Burgundy, between whisky and Sautome,
between hasheesh and tobacco, between cham
pagne and eider, mid 1 had nearly said between
tea and coQoo, while in the more delicate reaches
of his Ufa, where I may not follow him, 1 still re
peat my conviction, founded, indeed, only on an
instinct which I think I possess but cannot de
scribe, that lie was a a pure ami clean as any saint ,
that over tied God's eurtliv Permit me tosav
this, fur the sake of thu .young men in my church
who may be tempted in all wavs as he was, and
for the sake of some grand, rich natures that
hold their own so that the angels hlotm them
dean on to their latter prime, uud thou they go
to the pit, when the shining onus are making
one their papers for the skies. Hors was a man
who had a peerless chance of eating
or drinking his way into Lis grave,
of shot toning his days and lengthening
his nights any time between 17 and
the day when the bony Ungers would have
touched his heart, and the voice whispered,
••Time's up; come along.” But froiu 17 to 77
Gerdt HmttU'beaid that voice wo all hear, “l.ct
thy garments bo always white.’’ Uml whispered
to him what Hu whispers to vou and mo. “ho
then faithful nnto death, and I will give thro a
crown of life." I)o not, I beg you. think it was
easy sailing down a placid rivet lor him, aud for
us a terrible fight against the rapids. It was a
man on duty guarding a soul; it was a man
against a demon, and tha man won the day. For
Gorju hmith heaid that voice, and answered,
“1 will try,” andin real trying he found tboso
cret of bis power to be a whole, true man. Ho
saw tha toad within the.oxquitito seguing, and
and needed no angel to touch it with his spear.
His appetite fur Illusions was full mid
strung; ho would have made a marvelous
prodigal son; that-poor dead Fisk, could nut
Lave hold a caudle to him Lad he been minded
to take the bit in hia teeth, and go storming
down the way of death, because Fisk had at
least to steal his money before he spent it. and
even stealing takes time..
Aud this quality of purity la the more striking
because it Luke Into another equally remarka
ble. and that was bis independence. Ho would
call no mao master in the conduct of bis life.
A religion* man in.the vary grain of his ua*
tufa, he was more (ice from super at iiaUou than
Voltaire, and for that reason more entirely true
in seaicliint.' for the truth. Ho found the truth
ho sought for in no church or creed. Ho tried
in I’cterboro to form a sort of church which
«ould he an largo as his Idea uf religious
freedom, but 1 tbink, after all, it was
very much Os if an eagle ahmild
try to have n cage as wide and
high as his wings could go, and thou found
that, (hough ho might not want to go outside
tho cage, the trouble lay in the feeling that if
he wanted to soar higher ho might not be able,
but uonld have to beat his wings against tlio
tars. And I want to crnnlmalze Hits perfect
freedom, for two reasons. Tim first ih, Mist in
the old idea of a saint it lias noplace; neither
him it a place in the modern idea of a saint, ao
for as we allot* eanonizotinn in tho Protestant
communion. Vour most holv man is always
remarkable for his most perfect aubjeciimi To
bin church. He is never a free thinker outside
her lines ; hie grand quality is nelf-abimgallon :
bn goes where she fends him; lie
does what she bide him ; he bMiovus what
site tells him, and his holiness is in the measure
of his wholeness as a churchman, fn this re
epod*., then, Gcrrit Hmith was no saint. liingraml
quality lu the religious thought and life was not
Bcir-nhcjrnation, but Belf-usM-rtion. Hin nature
was so large, so sinceie, and bo free in that re
spect. that anv mere church or creed of man got
l<».d in it, instead of ills getting loat in the church
or creed. And the second reason why f men
tion with emphasis (his free mind of my saint,in,
that wo may see how it wan an intimate clement
m that pure life I have noted as tho first nuality
in his manhood. Foritia always tho implied.-
and liotratul thou the outspoken, reproach of
those who wtand by the older—and ahall Imv the
narrower?—faith, (hat tiiese frec-think'-rs arc
free-livers; that, being a law unto themselves,
they become lawless, and make tliuir libortv
eooner or later a cloak for their liccnlioiumosH
and finding themselves m no respect bound by
tho feeling of tho notable young man vbo nald
ho nbould have had a splendid time
In Paris if ho had not pot religion btfore lie left
home. The inference is that. oH the freMhlnkor
lias not got wimt they are pleased to call relig
ion, ho has what ho calls a splendid tun-. I
think It is time to cad this charge into court,
and it oan never bo done to a surer purpose thou.
by bringing it face to face with a man i(ko Getrit
Smith, and shaming It down in that hi«hpurn
presence standing now fast by tlio throne of
God. Here is a man who will challenge the
world at once as afice-thiuksr and a puro Jivet,
who had only regard to a commandment written
ou bis own heart, and on the heart of the uni
verse; who could onlv receive tlio very Sermon
on tho Mount iu a froo spirit; who had no other
purpose iu this world fts a i thinker than ;
To scnr.’h through all lie fr't utkl p-.tv
Tlietpntigs uf file, the «1 jnii-i of hwc,
Ami le-iCh iho law vdihu, ti..- hv..
And thlH wan the fruit of It. rp pure ami clean
a pioco of mnnlmo 1 nn ever trod the earth. ’Jow
I say, this wa, ih.i legitimate result of his i r t©l
(loin, and tint u lilrti freedom in a imin of tills
nutlto will nh\ ay* give you this rcKult. Wi» mar
diileriu rmnorthiDps; mv nuat tnav ho ficrrit
Smith'u poison, hut williln the grand hues of es
sential wholeness, cleanness, and inlegril v that
tho Christ Himself would observe the tnie'fre''-
thinkcr, if ho is also a religious thinker. lives,
and moves, and has his bring. I do not quc.-tiou
the worth of other ways to those who need them.—
ard I think vast nuinhcie do need tlmm.
YVliod we cannot keen that peaco of God widen
f ussoth all umicndai.dmg, without giving lx mis,
why, then, wo must give bauds; but do not
mistake this for something hotter than that
torvico of God which is perfect freedom.
For this was tho last secret of Gerrit Smith’s
purity and tiuth as a man. that with his peifect
freedom there was blended a perfect rcvoienco
and davoulneps of hoait like that of Gov,
Amlrow. Before any man and all men he was
Germ Smith ; before God he was a little child.
Holding himself free to read his Bible as ho
would read any other hook, ho found in its
pagfm what no other Look in tho world could
give him. It was a GodWpeil to him ; ho hud
itlnot on his lips, hut in his tmart. Scorning ail
prayer bv roto and rule, ho was a man of
who snake with God as a man Hpoukotii with hiu
friend. and as ho prated ho unrig because some
gcoat throbs of thanksgiving could only tind an
adequate utterance in a psalm. It was
father and child with him down to
smirk oon the 27th of December, IS7I, when
the Angel of Death camo to hear him into tho
rest that remains, and found him thanking God
for a good night’s lost.
Hero it is again in tho third place (hat wo
touch tho secret of the worth of his work. A
mau of no special genius as a thinker, his heart
was so largo and so true (hat Us quality got into
hit> brain, and created, through hiri deeds, that
which some men bring with thorn. A Presby
terian by education amt early preference, ho
found that great church oa tho side of the slave
holder against tho slave, and then, mother
church as Hho was to him, ho left hia homo for
the pinion where the poor imago of Christ lav
helpless, ai d never lolt him until he had done
what any muumightdo to set him free. Apoaco
ful. man and easy to bo entroatod in all
mutltiiH that did nut involve a nviuctplo, for tho
sake of ono principle after Another bo plunged
into shell perpetual warfare that uao became a
second nature: so that it was ono of the things
I could always count,ou, when any great question
was up before tho natim, to receive u lung
envelope addressed in tho well known hand out
of which I would pull Ills quick word, tho lastof
which, ou tho present political outlook, cams to
mo within a week of his death. A peace mart its
woll-ft« a peaceable, when he found there wan
uo help for uk any longer but in tho awful ordeal
of hatilo, buttle it was. and nil hia theories went
down the wind, to bo collected and arranged
again when tho storm was over. Yet so sad was
tho havoc tho slaughter mado with his nature
lliut it ia hard to say whether, like good
Mr. Greeley, ho would not . havo taken
lees than the full price of penco, for this white
Houl had its limitations on the aide of pity and
relenting. ,
Inheriting a fortune In bod larger. I presume,
than that of any other man in onr u«v in Amer
ica. and bo placed by bin interests on Urn tide of
a mopt baleful and dun;reroun m- nopolv, bo saw
tli© dancer and denounced It, giving it ‘no quar
ter, and, us a pledge of his siucuity, pure away
moiotban 2(JO,UUO acres m homesteads of <lO
acres each; giving those the first chatiro to whom
we wore ut that time In ibo habit of giving the
taut. llocoguuing the almost immortal worth
to a nation like cure of the timber ranees of
education, no poured out bis wealth on
such schools as ho thought most worthy
with what it would bo an insult to
Ins memory (o call a princely cenoroaltv,
as Princes go nowadays, and still soomca
to bo watching for a good place to hide some
more. Always upon to u tender pity, sometimes
1 fear oven to a fault. It was still a piece of his
religion to challenge the best there was left in
n man, and help Imn to help himself. He would
not undermine u manhood if ho could help it by
bis bounty, ami so, if there was any hope left, be
said to the poor rouu who came to seek this
bounty, “Go work in my vineyard, and 1 will
give you that slice in foe-simple for doing it;
Just as much as yon can uro well you shall
poßsot-s." There is whore 1 fiud his genius.
That is the clear, original stroke., Ho set men to
work his laud oh shares, and ids share was the
satisfaction of seeing the self-supporting and
self-roopccling heads of families. This is
(ierrit tiuuth's epic, the word which will
never die while America Las a
name and place in the world.
It is the final element in my saint of the now
order. The good men of the old kind were per
petually Haying to iiyotoot folk, “What can I
do for you? I will gf.tt you my coat, my crust,
my life, asking for nothing again except your
piomiso that you will try to col into heaven.”
lint thisgood man ofthonew tlmosaid, “Stretch
out thine hand; take up thy bed ami walk; go
to thine house and say nothing more about it,
lull take light hold; ilon’t oven stop to say
•thank you, master:' I will take that in straight
furrows uod children.going to school{ in sung
homesteads, and clean door-yards, in a drink of
the water from your noli, ami a carthouso apple
when I happen round."
That such a man should sec John Drown and
take his measure before any other muu in
tho world, ami cleave to him as Jonathan
to David, and minister 'to him, and
sorrow for him, with auohheart-breaking anguish
that his very soul for a jjsasou passed info a to
tal eclipyo, is but the perfect culmination of a
life so singularly noble and true, hooking over
this nation through tins century it is hard to liud
another man more worthy of that great place of
the glory of it, and the sorrow, the momentary
condemnation, and then tho applause which must
deepen and widen through tho centuries. It is
one of tho nrondost recollections of my life that
I was one of no great crowd which met in this
city on tho night when John Drown was hung to
say niy poor word o( thanks that such a man
should have come forth at such a crisis to make
the blood of tho martyr the weed of the Church.
1 cannot, after ail. these years, lay a tribute on
ttie grave of bis good and dear friend with this
white blossom to his memory plucked out.
And now, last of Hit, what is the conclusion ?
Is there not a story in our auuaiaof two men
who were among the foremost in the Dedication
of Independence living full fifty years mure,
clear on to the year of jubilee, and theu on that
very dav being caught up to Ood? It is in aomo
euca harmony my great good friend, gicat be*
cause of ids goodness, dies, 77 wars or ago, his
three eoore and ton aod a Habbalh of years over,
with hia w.yk done up to dale, with the Christ
mas gladness in Ida heart, with thousands of
poor folk in this world to whom it was a happier
Chiislmae than it could have been but for Lis
vast bounty, reaching hade through ho many
yrnrH. In the Metropolis of the land he loved
with his whole heart. In the morning light while
he was thanking God for a good night’s rest,
true wife and true husband together to tho last
In this perfect moment, the inge! of death came,
and as such a man would loro to die, he died, m
perfect pcaco and satipliod. Nowand then we
do seem to hear tho hells of heaven chiming au
dibly through tho turmoil of this lower life:
there is sndi a sound to mo In this blending of
life into death and of death Into life. It was of
all things lifting that Gcrrit Smith should de
part at holy tide when (ho year was full in tho
fresh morning. ir*o from paio, and with tho
faithful, tender old hands to closo his ei es, We
can none of iih hope to match his bouhiv. Wo
may match his generosity, for that is in tho
measure of our means. Home of us may feel,
perhaps, that we have no Hindi manhood behind
us. hut if wo will hut have faith that
wo have still such a manhood before
uh, we need not despair. I urge upon you
young men especially Lis grand example. Von
can each in your degree touch an equal purify
and uot>ilii v. His Father is your Puttier, bis
God your God. that Christ ho followed with
steadfast steps still walks tho world watching
for such men to win that thov may sit down with
Him on His throne. bodies are the temples
of the Holy Gho«t. You also can Lo free, and
simple, and devout, as ho was, and self-forgetful,
while still yon hold your own against the world,
ahd thou, whether soon or late, death may come,
you w ill have won human hearts to love you. to
ram Knn on your dead lace, ahd to cherish vour
memory loti? after you Have passed into the
everlasting hie.
I'm; ivxai B’lUTir.
.TSpctlJiffol District (iraml bodtre *Vo. 0.
The Independent Order of U’uai il’iith i'Scihb
of Hie Covenant) is a secret organization similar
to the Order of Odd-Pctlowu.’ It is the most
prosperous and influential Jewish organization
of this hind in the country, and the must prom
inent Israelites arc counted among its members.
There aro lodges in nearly every city of the
United Hlatos where Israelites reside,
and at present tho Order consists
of seven District Crrand Lodges, which
are under the jurisdiction of tho Grand Lodge of
tho United Htateii, These District Grand Lodges
are composed of 201 local lodges, with a total
membership of 19,000. To show the benevolent
character of the organization it will only bo
necessary to state that, during tho last year,
• -9147.000 has been paid out as relief to widows
and orphans. Besides this, tho Order accom
plishes a great deal of good. It agists the needy
contributes to the education of the young, and
supports two matt excellent Orphan Asylums, at
Cleveland and New Vc.rK, where the orphans of
members are well cared for. The local lodges
in the Htates of Illinois. Wisconsin. Michigan.
lowa. Minnesota, and Nebraska, constitute Dis
trict Grand Lodge No. (1..
The annual convention of thin Grand Lodge
'was held at Covenant Hall, comer of Lake and
LaHullo streets, yesterday. Mr. Adulph Moses,
tho President of this Grand Lodge, ji, the chair.
’flie Convention opened in tccret session L.r
tho purpose of conlerriog degrees on Past-Pres
the first mintAii ncsiscss
transacted in open session was tho reading of
tho minutes of the last session bv tho Grand
Secretary, Mr. I’lulip Bteiu. The General Com*
mittce submitted its report, which recommend*
an amendment to the by-laws that ledges
should bo established in such places only where
tho population warrants growth and prosper ity,
and mil for the purpose of deriving IwtieliH
from endowments. Jc also states that no new
lo Igos have been established tho past
year. The Order now consists or bmui District
Grand Lodges. 201 local lodges, nnJ a mem
bership of 13,000, with a total capital of about
A Committee on Credentials was appointed,
which reported
-entitled to eoatu in the Convention ?
S. Olickauf, J. Kuhu, .4, Souncuth-to, B. 11. Selig
nun. of Sovereignty Lort’i-. hh ; J. Benjamin. M. Ja
rul>«, Uennao iltracb. Zuiuk.i Lodge, No. K'J, Quincy.
Hi.; M. Wi-raiiauer, 4, HirtiL-nfela, J. CjrJozo. Mimic
ilta Lodge, 1f.7, St. Paul. Minn.; the Bay. Dr. Ei.p
■t-'iu, J. tStrnsky, M. Tewclu«, Milwaukee Lodge, 141,
Milwaukee, AW.; S. He.ivenncli, B. Cohn, U, Preli,
11' B-h Lodge, 111. Detroit, Midi.; A. P. Levi, Ja-'ob
David, I. Hjttnger. Orlciilial Ixtdge, l»? t ChJ-
C. I.cl,r«cljt, Davenport Lodge, ITt,
Ibivtnport. la. ; L. Bcnjnnun, M. A. Lanjrs,
Panes J/xJge. C 7, SjiriuglMlth lib; D. Ad-
Dr, It. Itelehman, M. lii|rk«\s;-r, ExccMor
li-idpt?, 170, Miiwatiuct, Wj».; A. lliraiteimer, 4. Ktma
► «n, H. O.iritA.wjli, Cr« intfux Lodge, lay, LiCm ■>*,
. Wis,; S. Littailer, b Hrei tler, A. firatjowsky, ll;iv CHv
l/nIHL*, 17H, Uiy City, Mich.; J. Duul-truer. j-Janil
hidgc, IC'.'. Ro.l: 1-Uud, 111.; M. Ui-rliu.r, 8. Calm,
M. HunluriUer. Ollhol Lodge, 41; J. l>rnsteln, H.
Kalleu, J.. inveabauui, J, Ahrabam, Jonathan
Lodge, 130, Chb’ugu ; K. iViscUthal. Dr. lb IVl
aenthul, Ch. Komnlnaky, L. Salomon, Ikiniah
Ledge, .‘t:i, Chicago; H. Ullnm>, .s. luu-n
--lior;:, M. Ola rlorfcr, Progress Lodge, 1J;(, Peoria, 111.;
M. A. Lereru, Oh. Goodnt.m, M. Baw, Quincy Lo<las,
16' J. Quincy, 111.; 4. J. Degcu, liiunhiMt
Lodge, isu, Ottawa, HI.; A. Kobn. M. Kattfcr, L
Hlraltiiold, p.niicl Lodje, J‘dS, Alcrtregor, la.; Pallln
Hitin, T. Huml'cch, 4. ShlUuun, Mejer Ljdjje, Ur.,
Chicago; 11. Lsdrivr. D. Hamel, Pot Hirer Lodge, soy.
Applctou. WD.S A. Wn, 4. Omundorf, L. Unhooitz,
L. J. Nima, J. Van lhalcu, JIIIIG Lodge, 73, Chicago,
The total number of lodges represented was’
2-1. aud tho lodges alisont, 2. On motion of tho
Hov. lb Folseuthal, tho report of tho General
Committee mm referred to a committee of five
witu lUHtractionf iuic|iort.
The Scrretarv eubmirted hi* report. It states
durii.u D 74 tlio following smoauts were re
ceived from asaessments :
AHfe»s:nu-nt 22.
Acto-ci.riit 21.
AMcnwnent 21,
AtH.ißmtnl 2 it.
Am“Krt!nenf 27.
A’-ttwmieut 2*,
AefOßKnimt ISO.
Tho financial report statra that there was re
ceived from the late Secretary s'ifi7.U, and re
ceived during tho year $1,1152.87, making total
receipts of 42,012.45. Tho total disbursement*
amounted to t2.urj.49. The balance on hand
amounted to $1,262.28. The report was referred
to aenmmitteo of five with iustiuctionuto report.
Tho Convention then bad a little more secret
acßHion. to confer degrees upon a few more past-
An adjournment was then had until 11 o'clock
p. m.
On reassembling, the Committee on Orphan
Asylum submitted its report, which was accept
ed. The special committee to whom was in
trusted tho saperintondenoy of the enlargement
of that institution, reported that a suitable
addition had been made to the building, and
that the girls’ dopartracat nos now entirely sep
arated from that of tho boys. Tho income of
the Asylum had boon during last year
and tbo expenses amounted to ij lM'.iO.Tti. leav
ing a deficit of $5,107.01. This report was also
referred to a committee of five.
The Dev. 11. i'elsouthai asked to ho released
from tho duties of Trustee of the Asylum, which
request wus temporarily laid on tho table.
A largo number of communications were read
and ordered printed.
A committee of live was appointed on the
state of the Order.
A motion ttiat the assessment should ho Ca
cents per member when tho membership of tho
district rhaehee 1,70U, ami 50 cents when it
roaches 2.000, was referred to tho Committee on
Amendments (o tho constitution and by-laws
wore next considered, and the dsbato which en
sued took up ali the afternoon.
President Adolph Moses slated that the Chi
cago lodges had decided to do away with tho
custom of giving banquets andballs to tho dele
gates. They had dune this because it bod
worked against tho selection of smaller places
forthe Grand Lodge meetings, winch -would ho
by right entitled to tho honor. Chicago was a
magnanimous city, and in thus taking the bull
by the boms would give tho other places a
chance to see .the Grand Lodge within their
Thu Convention then adjourned until 2 o’clock
this morning.
Curlnor tho Hiccough*
I’he Iteeae Kiver (Nev.) Jfcctiile tella the fol
lowing; A young gentleman who attend* the
Austin public school bad boon told that & sudden
chock or fright would cure the hiccough, and
tho other evening, white ho wan studying hia
lesson fur tbo morrow by drawing a picture of
the school-ma'am on his elate, bln icspeclcd
progenitor was seized with a lit of hiccoughs.
Too old gentleman was tilted back in hia chair,
with hia feet reeling uu the stove, and the young
hopeful concluded to try the cure ou him. Just
aa the old man waa “raathug" with a heart
breaking hie tho boy jumped up and yelled
‘’Fire!’ The old man waa juat gutting out
cuh-cuh, but he never cot it out. lie gave a
jump which tilted over hid cbair.;aud, m endeav
oring to regain hia lost equilibrium,hia foot dew
up against tho table, unaoitiug it and a student
lamp which Blood u[ion it. and hia bead lauded
in the aahea ou tho stove-hearth, The old lady,
bearing the racket, cume running in from the
kitchen and tupped over tho old man’s prostrate
form, knocking down a whatnot with a lot of
plwa ami china ornaments. When that hoy’s
fulher arose from the wreck and shook the aohcs
*nd splinters of gloss out of hln htir and
clotliOß ho wo* cured of tbo hiccoughs, hut there
was » look of sternness in hiseyo s tho boy save
n . kno ,? 11 WM a “stern" look—feclint'ly
"*«">• afl he ran testify. Ho says tright is a
splendid euro for tho *• hiccups,” 'hut that the
stern look it occasions la tin no hundred
thousand tunes worse than tho 11 hiccups.” lie
■f, ,a iTbow. ns ho says his mother has
forbidden him. and he Bits on tbo edge of tho
seat at school and lies on bis front when in he !,
and silently murmurs that tho oh) man can hie
cup Ins consumed old head off before ho will
ever again try to cure him.
Tl»o Mxrrrtiltiglr nimtnmiro Foanda-
tinn I poii Which It floated*
To tJif r.iU’or of Tht Chicago Tribunt
I.rie, J'a., Jau. (h—Having seen adiapatch in
your paper under tho date of Doc. 30, 187-1,
headed •* Village Scandal," and knowing as Ido
that said dispatch is a haso fabrication designed
to injure Mr, Burnham, I haro thought proper,
in justice to Mr. Burnham and tho community
in which ho lives, to say to yon that every speci
fication in said dispatch is false, and ask you to
publish tho followingfitatemeuts which aro true;
I. It in not true that there was any such trouble
at tho Lauder House in Erie, I‘a.; no difficulty
ever having occurred between him and his wifo
at that or any other hotel In Brio or el-nwhore;
neither did Mr. ilumham over reside in the State
of .Now York in his life, or ever swap wives or
anything of the kind.
it. It in not true Hint Mrs. Burnham went West
a year ago. or at anv other time, leaving a sister
or sisters of hers at her house; ami, in fact,
Mrs. Burnham has no sistcra unmarried.
3. Neither is it true that a son of Mr. Burn
liam or Mrs. Burnham ever had intercourse with
such sisters, or any other girls, at bis house,
leading to tho results mentioned in tho dispatch ;
no abortion was procured upon them. Nothing
of the. kind ever occurred, or anything upon
winch to found any such suspicions.
4. As regards thik transaction, or the reported
affair at tho I.andor House, there is not a word
of truth in tho a-serinm that said house was a
house of ill-fame, no house in this or any oilier
rflctioa of tho country being kept with liimh
strict propriety. Neither is it true that any girl
who nas maided m Mr. Burnham's family has
given birth to a child, or is mcu from that or
any other cause.
6. Neither jh it true tlm! sm girl ha* made a
eomuaiut agsin.-t Mr. B.irnuam, charging him
wltu being tho lather ot a child horn ur in pros
pective. 1
The only thing upon which tho whole Btorv
wart toumioii in thin : Under the intluencc ot
designing parties the girl Alzada Lindiy did
!uuko an nfildavit that Mr, Burnham hud com
mitted adultery with her (hut did not all-go that
Fho was enceinte}, and had Mr. Burnham nr
icfted : out, as Bonn as ho learned of the com
plaint. ho went and gave bail for his appearance
in court to answer tho charge, and, on tho eren
.°* h ,i? Barao day the complaint was made, tho
pul cai.io voluntarily to Mr. Burnham. and, in
1 presence of several witnoaseß, stated that the
cjmgcH, aho h-td matin against Mr. Burnham
«c:c all faljt. and th.c ho t Burnham) had never
had anything to co with her. She also made tho
eamo statement as to the falsity of tho charges
the next day to several permits*.’
Now. Mr. Editor, every sre ■•th-atirm in veur
concspondeniVdiHratch of iuv. :;u. ; :j. r .; Tn .
gards Mr. Burnham, ihT.ilhp, and fu fiat rcai'oit
I ash you to pullrsh the above statement ]',c
fpoctfully, C. Br.uu*.
King Alphon«o phonld proceed to liberate hn
cousin. Bnnce who ih iu a Uieuch jml
fur trying to swindic lion Carlos on to the
throne, lint petlmps ho thinks Ids American
cutisiti a poor relation, fit only for troa«o:i;«
stratagems and spoils. I’riocess Perkins is a
iiieco of i^rtheha.
su.i: uy wiu.ap.d a SMiiti, room h,
-* „ Aiiic.uu/i UmldlaK.
Xn. J).-(liana- iv.
No. I'r.une-av,
Ne. 1 .*(■■> Prui*-i ,-av.
I\<». lit. liuiiaaa-ar.
No. 1 I'M Ml.Uiuaa-ar.
No. B-6 W o»t .MdariKi.it.
N j. k.Vi SonUi i’nrk-ur.
No. 'AS PorlUn J-av.
No, ICo Souib <lrll-.'r»on-it.
No. ItSbontn Park-a*.
No. Tl Nurtti HhciUon-st.
Ain, 4t» HaralltoD-ar.
Nos. igaitd is Soiitn Clark-at.
_«!»o unm.i.rured |*roji-rt>- <>n Waba»b and Pnlrle-ar*._
bartciin lor hall caab. 11. WHIPPWv,
li'Oß fiA CP.—PRICK - RRS?i)EXf;KS UN vi'EST
X Adama, Monroe, ami Aberdeen.*!*,, and oa Miclit
f \°!9°S „ v ej7 cheap. Apj.ljr to E. It.
i-A Ml Lb A SON, Jt-T (datk-st., Room 3.
- A V .~~T Wos,'i'i)JtV
X Iratne house. U ro<»ai«, brick b«a-tn<*nl. lot
t.. 1(1 li. alloy, JOH.S u. OSBUIIKK. l*s Lahalle-it.
1 of Clark and Imllana-*«. A. J. AVEHELL. IJT
luaibom-»t.. Room u.
1,-um HA I.K-« M W 11.1, BOTA I.Ot' AT VXnk
»i L /' ?a * J 1 ‘ j dw'.ui aud *.i ft month until paid; duo
liliTCk from }l»pat; rroperty ahown free, flieai'e.t
c. tjm mrkei._lUA HIUUVN. UdLaMillo-.t.,
J cheap loti at nest tnrcaln*. ; mntl be «»)d at once for
A oorner of Arhland nv. and Klghty-ftflb-at.: lio« Inca
*J,d w> o*ay terms. JOHN
O. UMlilllMi, Me LaSallv-st.
1 lilts. A splendid ruir-strlp* mink mull, with boa.
worth 460. price #A,; a hind-ome «dk mink »u for an
olvgaiit st*i»oal-*klu act, *l.; a mink muff and collar,
ffW; r ranch aval. lynx. or marten muff ami boa, 410-
rreneli vrmlun children's nnid and boa. 43; genuine
seal muff and boa, 415; in Ink muff and collar, AS- hand
► imn seal aacqucv, only tkut). Warranted new and perfect.
Ihlrata residence, W5 Michlgau-ar., north Siitevn(h-Ht.
restaurant for sale oliaap; or will oaohaose. 13.
CUI.K A SON. I*M Wvpl .Malltsen-sr. *
. 1,143.75
. 1,140.71
, 1,14:1,75
. 1,1tU.5d
, 1,104.25
. 1,10d,75
. 1.H1.55
i. 1 warn trum aevrral bankrupt concerns. Great bar
gain* offered. A. W. WHhKLKU. Ml
L Btinatur: waxnontl In nrery rase. Contracts taboo.
Call cm or address ARTHUR OAKLEY, 6fh Sutc-si.
J 1 acrea of pine, cedar, and umarack Hn.bor ou the
•tump.« mile* trom SonfH Chlcuigo. Call at II North
CUrk-at.. Uu.mi 1. ■
i uvni;rr>r.ns who desTrk to itEAciVrouN^
-L try rra.ieracau da aula the bast and chvaprct ruau
nor by nsln*ono or moreaootlonaot Kelli.ffg'tnicatNewa.
paper Lists. Apply to A. N. KKLIAMiIt. 7k Jackaon-st.
-A the tiirftest price by JONAS A. DItIEI.SMA, 3il
Hsutn Ciartt-ac. _OrderaJ>y mail promptly attended to.
<■o.llll i-Aliu" THE TUlM'l.Alt HUMAN H4IH
I Haraar, hti tciuotwl to 12t< Writ MadU. n at. and
616hlate-at.. and atlll cuntbmea to soil at a aaorthce.
Human balrgwidi at 60 emu. Un thu dollar. Ladle.,
bring el >ag your eombingo; wo make them op for23«enu
|M*t UUUC't.
nnvo aprfs’6V~Mixk~Pt^iK'XvrPsTfvkß al
X g.mtlnu.n a and ladlM* lino gold watfibo, tor aalo
very cheap. LOAN OM ICE, IHS South Clark .!., Room
tluniand i««d addrv**, who can control Jl.Jhj for
a few week*, tan have an oiijco elluallun, permanent and
nlen.ant, at caahier of the boMtietr. r>n lalary <>> with
imcreat, wufibeMJtjUa vaar. No patent u-ruby n»r b»>a'
play. Addreaa liUMNKhS, I*. O. Uuallin. Clilc*.j, ill.
A few hundred doixarh mirs a half
iiitvTcm in acaeh Luiliimb. |>ayin* more than enough
luanpiwrt two famllli*. imSoiiih i'Utk-»f., R.mtudi.
I (*<t In <me («r two) popular tiet«l« lu atarunaml
thrlflnff oily (u lln West f.iraaln. Tutal annual prolU
can bo abutm to ho about«jn,iw). Ruawma (vr aidlinK
nut attain** (law buolnrai. To any acceptable party tlata U
a rare cnance. Foi particular* addrcai U el, Tribune
X . hatolhcm by prorti* pm*rty. Come tako thru,,
li la very cold. ALLAN PaMvEUTUN, 11*1 and lw
tJ teouiliai., conUptlui a low billa whicnaru n( im iw
u» any one but owner. Uj lemmiii* aarae to A. HoOTll.
corner Slate and Lake-au., will bullburally rewarded.
] OST-O.V TUK'KyKNlS'o'or .IAN. K-.'UJA u£
1J tween Union Stuck-Vart* ami Market.t.. a brown
Imnaandbay uaiu; horae weighing about l.lkw poutd*.
rnar" Mid. Any person It milt* or glrlnu In turm.it it ta iu
jfai.lliia aaine, will be aui ably rewarded by addteaalug
THOMAH HANLON. 1607 SotihlUUti.lar.
Cr ’n’l \ REWARD-LOST,”A L A IUK.V 'PK A 111.
ring, yulurday uuoa. Abate repaid wiilbe
,f Ti
oath; can buy one-half loi«r**> lu a lewelry boti-e
located iu the «ury Uwt la Chicago. Thu bn.l
nuaa la anoceuful. and to the rlabt p«rty Ic wIR be abown
up Lu bU aaiiafaulbu. IndebUdnea* of Ibu huua« will nut
amount to f j.Wd. Addr—a Alt O I>. Tribmo oihuo.
wtiney pay* fur them. WM. R. PROSSER A CO.,
<74 Buia-a., u»ar yu Uorca.
I baud (donut aud braan*. Runtime a amcUlty. WM.
R. PROSSER A CO., «4 SiaU-aL. near Vau liuren.
X *trv» hi Omen Lake County. \Vl»„ well improrvd.
S.kxl hutldmji, ami well watered: uear good acheuL, aud
SI mLua (r-a* a tlfoly flllage, lar a wiil-Lvaled rw.-l
duiicj. wuriuJr.mi jiitu tuAIXOuU. X will iHm a suwd
trade. B. 0. SEATON. M Munroa-at. **»•«««*
Tpftftftv in.^u-um
JLL_“to »f.ira_»4.«l._App,Mt M LaSallMt,
It'ANTI-n-Ml'Nj OUTFITS «1 TO U2f»* PAT*
plnn ol rn-iklna %y) In $:o a WBelc, Bnmplen free. RaT
104 i,.ut JUndolyb-u., Hoorn la,
\V A L7^ D '*.l aleN^ s % T OßKT.L>llK~"'Ln'»i^
l> « r »i "kV '< * ,r * L.lf(n*iinno." oomploto.
\V A .£T^ r * l (loor) JhotToiuvriw. kobkh,
■ Indn f.' 10 T rnn ? l? P r '* lt for bank}
iloglo ia«*a
iKAXTFn-A fjrnn emu, to do general
»» huiuawDrlt, at w» Wm M*|[«on-*t. KA|J
M MHultSlr*"^r,?.rV l , Scl. P,! *’ ••
\l r >NTF:i)—a FEW Flr:-c L a sh*"dmN(3-!ro6 Vt
. ’ ... S l *'*. Nt tbo Adama linuso, footol bake.at.
Employment Affoncir..
W S';!’ rrt?,W t JnL 4 SD , Scandinavian
V'wrlSft.* *fib bWt ° f A* dmt II (JT,°iVqi Ml”
tdTTI/ATION’ tVA NTKi ( -- ||V A VTT'T r tjrr-n\r
•s , "ii7rt?,OT&yj5 | !v , r r f* *»«*«* iMiw
a b'.t«l: Hci f>V.i'irn ~ J r> ’ " T hnen-room of
and ilMllvnr<'l.'it\'in». , s • ~Ji I O rn;-iv«. murk,
liiblisbiiirnt In d l o,?|| ’ bo V c *
-- “ '-“'i. ii irll.uno ollicß.
Ectployiucat Acoats.
S l Viml T /V , *ti' VA i‘ VTn,, r rA3,l,,,, ' :s IN WANT OP
»t r"s J I r t rr,,oT ? h, , b esn ho suptdlcd
DL.-'Ki- oiithco ftud h.iiutlry, to Mllwaukeu-av.
t-«. a Mr a I VXS uVi',;,"i , , , ." n “ n
J • ' e^-J‘ C i r .* ‘ ,r;l ! n nr <'- a;:d to rli lowing; wit?*
» J »f’*. Addro.s.l in, 1 nbiirio i.Uiee.
S l l’-V AVl !Mi»Y‘wnu
' } 'J 1 -tiiil lixu a i<l-ataiit him'. a id in take nm>lc le.snnt
•-W *“ etcli,ln * 3 tar Ul»
i. ’ !>-mo:i n* c irai<niiori o. lady. op to take cliarjjooi
r'Ui.lf,.._A i lr -- ;U5 h» in;. MHwi.iikrp. tVm.
r ~, n. *!U f! r l c ' 11 •'cent* on tno dollar. At Dir t<
h. I.( t.iLIMI 1.1.1. A CO., twi llaHallo-at.
•\|osi;y tuuia.%- os diamonds, watches,
» f . ftt h-M'.N Hi lt s prlraiu offloo, 120H»»
(ixlpb-0., Hour Clark. Eaiablhlicn lajj.
r napsr wanted, M. (J,
«/»f*DWIN .t CO., >u I-asallr-Bißoom £l.
currant : al«o nn tnipr ivnl nrntinr'y for a term
i'. }!‘ i.-u. i >LI \ kit 11ESI.V, I.it WiistiingUm-st., Hoorn CJ.
■i,rnV property on favorable terms. J.
.“’i'lKfr and oilier ««h1 collaterals. Prtl.
»..:<• fr>in -.ho'. It,i(Jark.st., UnomJ. np-»tatr«.
i -it or ,l o J{, n properly, i’rtacipals address O td.
« » tirarricrt tnl 'p'lir evclmively p, convoyanclna
0"d t i« ciaa.lnaUr.n nf iN.uk tloanlr rent estate iltlus, tj
aMiinni'iiii* I't' .' ;r «• intracts, aa t)ac»«cinont whl
ciiii or m-irn Imilni! iii-Htntfntiu op real os lain buyers. U
dni 'itT.)au<Unr_an<l make i.xatainailoas nf title for thr
current jenr; rrtprfnp'M rnit u-rfTis p> bo inutosllr saila
t»i;torr._Addrcs* A o - , 1 ntiiiao odice.
fti(|o Odd T '° I’VUCUASE kuort-xlm/
' , I c-mintretal and nwirtsaM nsnor: ea«
Si!^? 4 £i*’ge.sk c- Lo.Vq i
mto . n l.att \\ t»hlag , nn-*t.
South Side.
J. J ' j la l tea or r;enilcrn-u. $4 to *5 Dor week, with us*
m piano; tickle room?,
north Side.
»j I i» wiili hoard, second and third floon Ibronjih. or
ituplo rooms.
A bams house, foot of lake-st, (orrosma
■‘C Unlou Uejiotl -Sun house, L ewr furniture and bed
<Jlnp; hrji-eiisa tahle; tianslant board, par das.
bau-faefory errantetaenu made for ponnanent board:
trbl.'-board |li per «n k.
VrKv.\]>.v mrn.i;; waijash-av., between
-*• i Madi«.m and Mrn'roo-ita First-class board, f7 per
w.-sk; two In a rood, 40; day-board, traoalont, «I.M
to 4- per day.
± Hin-it., near HaUtvd—Furululi accouimodatlona an
toojl aa are to In found at a wellregnlatsd Irotel. Largs
parlor, n'i»dlng.r.>uri. library, euwing-ruom, and bath
room, with hut and cMd water on eaou floor. Has be-n
In oj-draii.iu orer »f»}enri,fural«hia*r a comfortable atul
bam'y home for many hundred lady boarders, both per
manent and tramieut. Ad entire success from the open -
Jp*f» Iho building thneigliout heated by etaatn ur I
by gas. I .ad 11» frnrn the country, on buslne j -.
will nnd the Unman'* U dnl a quiet and pleasant tl ;
Prion, por day, 41; regular board, byn •
JJ North hide for »elf and wife, both young. I’rofcr
suite of roomaand to bo with >onng, companionable pei>-
ph*. Please give term*, etc. Can’t pay very high price.
Address U §7, tribune office.
■3 3 Araorfcan family whore there are no other Lo-irder*.
tidier im tbu West or South Side. Address fK, Tiibunu
fro rent-two hulk houses, new. s-stouy
L and 6 room* each t all modern ißiprorviuetila and eon
vt>nii*ni-os; t and In Irviug-placo, W|w.-ca Jjjavtltand
Oskloy.«(i., West Bide. Apply at 913 Wot Fulfon-it,,
near Western avi
M’O lIK.VT -4W--7)CT7\~fi6.V KiTTne front two.
L •lory anil baMnnoni hous». B2 langivyar. Key at No.
S.I. 1.. F. WORK A CO., l.’s Ij>«11u-»1.
.1 room, well lurnUhvd, for ouo or twu geutlomcn. 41
S>mth i'aipnatcr-«t., near Wa.hlncton. •
I mill "love* *nJ c.t*. to reipvctahlo partlua only, lu
ll ■lire of P. F. KVA.V, imO West Madumi-at.
i wuiur, nIP per niotitb. 117 Abcrduou-at.
a*. H.°sVlUFitLLVl^.^^ lß4 Aa “ BMt - ConU,r ***'
I iiivur, ilura, loft, (.uivo, •|i , ipiiig-r\>>nu, dwelling
lions tr, < r bankliig-mom*, will find a largo list at muons*
bit* price-, at J. M. MARSHALL’.') it-ial Latate and
Hearing flfflee, P7 South Clark at.
of fnan 10 to 15 remit*. lecaied within a mile of (by
Ourt-Uomo. Addruia MRS. S. 1.. IVES, Tribune;
nttice. '
)AYS .tin., m.
I'inWt wubln* to purchnaa hortoa nt our place can
bate an of trying them lha day boloteaalo,
that they may tmi be dooolrod.
1’ uUa, iiorre rovera and Mar.kn*, ovoruoaU. jaokuU",
dra»,cuat». umi blouae*, v ■* lon a4>rt» and drawers, bat*,
rubber imnrhea and blanket., and vurlau, other sued*,
100 niirnomua to uionll'in, thoap for cull. Apply at JW
and la* Like-aL, up timr*.
uiLUibaioa, alllaguodardor, with orwltbout ttlau
a..o,ai«u<iii cba'i*.tbya. Address nr apply to JOHN.
M)N •» MIkPHKKD, Twonty-aeaunth-at.andNkutb-av.,
New York Cm.
WANTED -8 IX'la R( iv: ~sTa K KS~ roll lIIUSEDINtJ
nr | l i L |'l l>y * 0J ** 1,0 Al T3iSI4U-it., at 4p.
tliimaahut.laaitwln* tpaclilmt. piicotd.. Ruadsr!!
you con make immey bdllnjr the ’’llutae bbuttlo"
wbnucr youareeipcilonced In the Lu»lnp»» or nut. If
you wub to buy a aowiu* mnenluo lor family uae. our alf
oulara will almw you bow to bu\o monoy, Addreaa JOHN*
SUN, OLA UK i CO.. Cbicago, 111.
Aokn’i's wanted- everywhere, 'ro bell
thf> Eureka No-CUlutnay Coal Oil Uurnur and liA)
>.Jinr i.i»i->o lnu( anirb*"; partli-ulurafree. C. M. UN
ISO TON A 11UO., 177 Ka»l Madlaou at.
.J\ \Vewaiitaiir»l-oU»ea«cii( inetury county in tCeUaited
I'Ut.-h, toocll tbo uorM-renowuecl \>lltun Bfmttle Kewin*
Micbmva, aud the Wiboii inauafa.liinui (qaoblnoa. 19
whom wo aia iirepara.l to oiler oitrahrvlinary ludueu*
in. ui*. For lull particulars, apply to. or ndilccfi, Wl£» '
.. lieu 111 -mic --I. Maul)iiie«awlduauiunUilypayuiCliUl
IU i'» r rum lor
M Aui’in, Ll.» South HaUtod nt. Micuuwe fold wu 1
monthly paymuola, rented and repaired. *
fl'WO FaMH.V LATK IMPROVED, OJffifiiKiel Vt7
1 ami u- * .u..'i A I‘uk 1 it.vu at bolt i.-... r . ~,
Luaucu.c< lie .suau CU>« »'.. up-Hoirj,

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