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Felix Adler’s Explanation of
“The Rising Re
less Theological Hair-Splitting
and More Practical
The Two Pentecosts; or, A Plea for
Women’s Ministrations in
the Pulpit.
James Parton on tlie Religion of
the Coining Man—lt Will
Have No Theology.
General Notes, Personals, Sabbath
Smiles—Services To-
Wednesday evening last Prof. Felix Adler, of
New York, lectured to a brilliant audience in
Cincinnati, taking for his theme “ The Rising
Religion,” the motif of which he declared to be
more practical charity and less theological hair
splitting. Following is an abstract of the
There is do principle more firmly rooted in
the American people than the principle of lair
plav; fair play between the strong ami the
weak, fair play between the high ami the low,
fair play between the old and the new. Week
after week, year in and year out, from ten
thousand pulpits the old religion speaks to
you, and sends forth its utterances, its exalta
tions, and at limes its denunciations. lam one
of a small band that is struggling for anew
idea. 1 have come to you to-night, not as an
orator to please you, not as au advocate to
plead before you, but simply as one who has
certain downright things to say to you, with
certain ideas greatly at heart, und he wishes to
ask you in the name of the American principle
of fair play to give him an impartial hearing.
There is no doubt that the Liberal movement
is advancing in this country. The fact that
one society after the other in the interest of free
religion Is springing up is proof of it; the fact
that I am here before you to-night, aud thntyou
are here to-night, is evidence of it. I wish to
speak to vou nowxȣ what we are bound to de
stroy, and how wc Intend to destroy, and of
what we wish to construct, and of how'we wish
to construct it. There arc certain doctrine*
which, whether we share them or not, demand
our reverential respect, such as the doctrine of
the existence of a God und the immortality of
the soul. Whether we believe them or not,
they body forth in concrete shape hopes and
yearnings which I believe to beineradical in the
human soul. But there are certain other doc
trines which we do not respect, which arc so
baneful iu their influence that we hold all efforts
commendable that will bring them to their fall;
so poisonous iu their influence that in their ven
om thev are like snakes, corrupting the source
' of public morals.
1 will mention a few of the. coarser supersti
tions that prevail among the multitude. Among
the false views of religion that bring agony to
mankind 1 mention the awful doctrine of ilell.
You know that the history of all religious has
been the history of wars. There has been no
peace between religions from the beginning,
and these wars have been the most desolating
that have afflicted mankind. There is no bale
so bitter as religious hate; no war so fearful as
religious war; nj cruelty so cruel as religious
cruelty. It is strange they should hate each
oilier when the religions thev profess teach that
this hate soring* Irom God Himself, wnom they
adore,—a pure und all-wise Being, who, having
the power to give intelligence to all His crea-
our t-em pta
’ tions and to fortify us agaiusi* them, should
have left all this undone and prepared a Hell
for them in which they shall suffer endless
agonies. What human ingenuity lias rivaled
such cruelty! TVbat Nero has ever equaled it!
What fiend has ever been imagined so fiendish
as such a God! If religion could do naught
else than drive from the human mind this dis
mal nightmare, and give it freedom from these
fictitious dangers, it were a glorious work.
Mark me well. Ido not say that these doctrines
are necessarily debasing. It is possible to draw
sweet honey from the poison flower of Christian
doctrine, but Ido hold that to those who arc
‘ morally weak these doctrines arc a peril iu so
far as’ they contribute to weaken them still,
Ido not speak of the Christian only. I speak
ol all systems which cling to wnat is old merely
because it is old, which iostcr iu the hearts und
minds of men the poison of insincerity. Friends,
do you wish to know my definition of religion!
1 will try to give it to you. It seems to me iu a
country’like ours, in a Republic, the entire wel
fare of the State depends upon sincerity and
honestv. Do you complain of corruption in
high places; do you complain of the embezzle
ment of the public funds and of the corruption
of private morality’! The root and core of the
disease is insincerity. Dc Tocqueville, a wise
obeerver of American institutions and manners,
lays stress upon the influence which religion
should exercise in a Republic. Religion should
he the guardian of public morality, and prevent
men irom going astray into the paths of dishon
esty; religion should stand by our side and call
out to man, “ Your salvation is in truthfulness,
in perfect honesty and sincerity.” If you wish
my definition of religion, I will say religion, if
it is anything, is the very science of sincerity’.
1 said, iu-my introduction, that whether or not
we believe in the doctrine of the existence of
God, the doctrine deserves reverential
respect, and yet we bold that it would
be well that men should speak less of God.
For more than 3,OiX) years men have
been discussing and arguing and contending
■ concerning God, the Author of the law,
and the consequence has beqp that the law itself
has fallen into neglect. Now, I say in the name
of tlie Literal religion, we do not deny the ex
istence of God, we do not affirm it; we simply
ask you for the time to leave aside the Author
of the law, and begin to act out the law; not to
believe in Divine mysteries, but to do divine
things. That is our watchword. So as regards
the form of prayer. Persons have labored to
show me that prayer is a good thing. To any
* reflective mind it must be evident that if prayer
could be austvered it would be a precious boon
in certain circumstances of life. Let us look at
facts as they are. There comes no answer to
the prayer until Judgment-Day. Everlasting
law rules the universe, and all is ordered from
the beginning until the end. Be wise, there
fore; be men: study the laws that prevent dis
ease; be your own Providence, for there is no
Providence that will interfere on your behalf.
We should not seek our paradise in the clouds,
oor stand gazing idly upon dreamland; but we
should work out a paradise here ou earth, and
xaaketbis as near a heaven as we can make it.
i-Appiaust*.] The lesson is not that we should
look to the Hell beyond, but that we should
• open our eyes and see the present hell around ,
hs; a hell bt poverty and disease, where thou
sands of mothers are annually racked, where
pauperism never ceases to torment. We should
to with our word of salvation there; there the
work of redeemers is needed.
Here I come to the second and more impor
tant part of what I have to say. I will ask you
fo pass briefly io review the great stages of the
ramcal movement that have preceded us. I will
: mention to you four great stages through which
fhe radical movement has passed up to the
present day.
First— The stage of Radicalism. We find it at
» end of the last century. Then every religion
was revolutionary, it was an insurrection of the
against restraints no longer bearable. Free
religion carried the flaming torch; its head was
h°t; it rushed its battering ram against the
walls of superstition, and thought to level It
with one fell swoop. As representatives of that,
stage of free religion I mention the names
of Rymauses iu Germany, and Thomas Paine
in England and America. At the present day
we do not fully share the views of these men.
they were so enraged, these angry radicals, as I
would call them, that they often became unjust.
Jhey caught the monster of superstition merci
lessly with thorns taken from its own soft nide.
,i Bible were indeed written by God. and
then if it could be proven that a single word in
it is false, the value of the entire book would be
they mistook the character of
the Blule. The Bible is not at all a book, but a
i rat,ur(i * how absurd and unjust would
it be to say of a literature that it is either good
or bad •
. the English literature—can you say that
it is good or that it is bad? No, but there are
some parts of it which are bad, some which are
good. If some one were to tell us the Exglish
literature Is bad because be found certain gross
auiccts in certain authors, wc would laugh at
him. *.
But Paine and Rymanses had no listeners to
I their plans. They were forced to keep silence.
It is no wonder their thoughts became bitter
and sour with long standing. And if these
npifry radicals dared to enunciate their views as
lainc did, what were the consequences? Paine’s
name is reviled in this American land, and
among the children of those lor whom he
fought with pen and sword. All because he
strove to acquire for America spiritual inde
pendence ns he helped to break its political
The motto of the angry radicals then may be
briefly expressed in three words, “Bible bate,
priest hate, church hate.”
Then came the second stage, called Rational
ism. If the angry radicals had declared reason
against the Bible, these rationalists meant to
compromise reason and the Bible. They said,
“Wu-will reconcile the two.” But, of course,
their efforts proved abortive.
No scientist believes when he has explained
the hypothesis of matter and force as ruling the
entire world of mechanism that he has found the
key to unlock the secret of nature. But the
popular materialist believes this. He believes
that when he has explained matter and force he
has explained everything. This is the result,
I take it, of that great democratic movement
which.is going through the age; that move
ment which leads the common people to da>ra
that all things shall now be reduced to their
level; that there shall be no aristocracy in
thought as there shall be nope in politics; who
claim that the mvstery of the universe shall be
reduced to the level of their understanding; who
will not acknowledge that there is might in the
world greater than themselves. Whether they
are right or wrong, it is not mv business here to
investigate. Suffice to say that it has been, and
is still at the presentday, one of the prominent
types of Radicalism. It has no religion; it de
clares there is none.
The fourth class is Eclecticism. Eclecticists
are an inoffensive, mild class of men, that do
no injury to any one, least of all to t hemselves.
If you will listen to their sermons you will find
them delightful to the ear, gleaming with pleas
ant things, that remind you of the gentle sum
mer brook which bubbles murmuring along,
full of sunshine; a gentle, pleasant brook, but
not deep. They use some words that are com
.moh in .the theological vocabulary. They say
God;” but they do not mean your God. They
say “ soul,” but they do not mean your soul.
Thev say. “ morality,” but they do not'mean
•morality. They even pray, but in every legiti
mate sense of the word they do not pray. Thev
even calf themselves Christians, but they arc
willing, not anxious, to go beyona the limits
of their faith. In fact this is what character
izes them—their willingness to go beyond the
limits of their faith: hence we call them Eclec
tics. They have no massive corner-stone of any
convictions whereon to build. They have no
one great, vital, regenerative principle around
which to group. They always wait. They arc
the religious Micawbers of to-day, not the Eli
Now, in contradistinction to this, what* docs
the Liberal movement of to-day mean? What
arc the positive constructive objects of free re
ligion as we understand it? The Rationalists
had the dogma of reason: tiic Materialists the
dogma of negation; the Eclectics retained at
least the skeleton of the Christiaudogma. Right
here we rise and hold up our standard, on which
is written, No dogma, no creed at all, but deeds.
If you are a Jew, gooa; if you are a Chris
tian, good. Believe \ybat you like, disbelieve
what you must; that is a matter of choice. But
unite with us on that platform; unite with us
in the religion of doing good, for that is the pith
of our protest against the existing religions,
that the good which they accomplish is not
good enough. You may say, “Do they not
strive to benefit suffering humanity?’ 1 They do
good, but not good enough, and they do not do
it in the right way. 1 have lately read a report
Unit the Loudon Jewish Societv expends annu
ally SIBO,OOO upon the conversion of the
Jews in London. Now what good docs
that do? The American missionary socie
ties expend annually more than $0,000,-
000 upon their work. What good
docs it do ? I have been told that within the
last seventy-five years more than 108,000,000
Bibles nave been issued by the Bible societies.
Now, it you will just consider how much real
good might have been accomplished, how much
misery averted, how much sickness healed, if
the money that went into these 108,000,000
Bibles had’ been expended in that direction, you
will see what I mean by saying that the religions
of the day detract from the humanity of the
times. They withdraw this money which would
be belter applied elsewhere. We protest against
it as being not only in any respect useless, but
indirectly injuring the morality’ of the times.
They say people need religion; we must support
it for the'common people; that the common
ueople will not be moral unless they have re
-iigionr- That isaseriousmistake. "Themorality
of* the common people does not depend upon
the religion* of the common people. On the
contrary, I will undertake to say that the moral
ity of the common people is injured by the re
ligions of the day, in so far as thev arc absorb
ing for their own uses what would elevate the
morality of mankind if thus applied. I will
tell you what is injuring the morality of the
people. It is bad bonecsr bad food, overcrowd
ing. I have here an extract from the report
of Mr. Harris, our Sanitary Superintendent in
New York, which shows that more than 80
per cent of all criminals in our penitentiary
come from tenement-houses—from houses in
which the population is densely packed together.
“In these crowded places thieving springs al
most out of the atmosphere,” he says.
Overcrowding produces three different effects
—want of cleanliness, loss of privacy, and the
rapid spread of evil examples. Now, cleanli
ness is tile beginning of self-respect, Unless a
man can be Clean nc loses the alpha' of morality,
and begins to lose his human personality.
When we die the dust grows over us. When
the dust is allowed to grow over us while we are
alive, we arc beginning to feel as if we arc losing
our humanity.
Privacy of the home is essential. The mys
teries of the home must he veiled as the nursery
of every virtue, the seed wherefrom springs all
In overcrowded houses evil examples spread
rapidly. We have in some houses iu New York
twenty families. If there is one bad child in
the family, don’t you fear for the other children?
And how much more so where so many families
are gathered together? It is a statistical fact
that more than "SO per cent of our criminals
come from such homes.
1 say if you tell me the morality of the peo
ple depends upon their religion, it is the religion
of the people that injures their morality. It is
that religion which spends its millions upon our
magnificent churches in our great cities that in
jures the morality of the people. [Applause.]
Give me the million dollars which one prcacner
in Brooklyn has amassed during twenty years of
his ministry, and 1 will cure half the distresses
of an entire district. Give me the millions
which Trinity Church is spending upon her mag
nificent churches, upon the pomp of religion,
and I will build clean houses for tne people.
You associate now in churches and spend
thousands of dollars on them, because churches
are the means of making men moral. I have a
better means of making men moral, namely,
deeds. It men will do what is good they will
be the means of training them to goodness, and
the wav to do it is to do it. You waste your
monev'on churches, mere externals. Let our
associations be not lor celestial, but terrestrial
purposes. Let us endeavor to do the things we
ought to do.
So it was in Hindoostan. Buddha, the great
Oriental Christ; how did he obtain a hearing
among the masses? Was it not because he
broke the chains of the sieves? Way do you
not associate with twelve others like you, and
so operate among vourseives? If the world at
large is not ready for charity in Its true sense,
why do you not associate together uud assume
this sacrifice and lay the corner-stone of a new
church? Twelve men founded the Christian
Church, and never was Paganism stronger in
tlie history of the world than at the very time
when its death-warrant bad been sounded.
What liberal man desires to-day to construct
and build up an order, like the orders of the
Middle Ages, if you wish; an order for right
eousness; ail order whose threefold members
shall be Liberty, Justice, and Love? Such an
order will go forth and be to the world what the
statue is upon the market-place. As the statue
upon the market-place is an ideal of beauty,
such an order will be to tbc world an ideal of
Let the Jewish and Christian preacher join us
in this work; let them sink and forget the isms
and schisms; let them jom in tlie work of prac
tical regeneration; let them follow the lead of
their ancient prophets, and abandou tne tradi
tion of the priests. Let them declare in deeds
is the science of religion; Jet them throwaway
the crusts 'of theology, which tlie people are
tired of: let them throw aside the pomp, and
abandon their costlv edifices, of which Isaiah
would have said: “ They are the abomination of
your God; my soul hateth them, 1 am weary to
bear them.” Let them proclaim, as tlie ancieut
prophets did, 44 liberty throughout tlie land,”
and liberty will Dc their salvation.
„ To the Editor o/ The Tribune.
Chicago, Jan. 29. —The only authority which
any one can have for preaching the Gospel is
that derived from •• The Great Commission,” or
command given by Christ Himself, just upon
His ascension. Of this commission there arc
three accounts; and of these each one differs
from the other two, hut eontradicts neither.
If they are all authentic, as all Bible believers
claim, we must regard them as supplementary
to and corroborative of each other. So, to un
derstand this commission, we must take them
all into consideration.
The first account is Given in Matt., xxviii., 19
and 20, “Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name ot the Fatther, ami
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching
them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you; and 10, I am with you alway,
unto Uie ena of the world.”
Wc are told that these words were addressed
to the eleven Apostles, and it is assumed that it
applied to them alone, and to those whom thev
should elect as their successors; but this rule of
iuterpretation notonly revokes the ordination of
the seventy who had been sent fortli to preach,
but confines all the blessings-and precepts of the
Sermon on the Mount to those who were pres
ent and heard them preached. Before accept
ing such rule, we turn to .Mark’s history of this
all-important commission, which wc find in his
Gospel, chap, xvi., verse 15 to the end; “And
he said unto them, go ye into all the world and
preach the Gospel to every creature; . . .
and these’signs shall follow them that believe.
In ray name shall they cast out devils; they shall
speak with new tongues; thev shall take up
serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing it
shall not hurt them,” etc.
This throws no new light on the question of
who was commanded to preach; but, from the
signs following, we are forced to believe that
very little effective preaching has been done in
the last seventeen centuries; and so, to learn
• the truth as to who it was that was commanded
to preach, we turn to the account given hyLuke
in the twenty-fourth chapter of his Gospel, from
the forty-sixth verse to the end: “And lie said
unto them, thus it is written and thus it be
hooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the
dead ori the third day; and that repentance and
remission of sins should be preached in His
name atuongall nations, beginning at Jerusalem,
and ye are witnesses of these things, and behold
I scud the promise of my Father upon you; out
tarry ye in Jerusalem until ye be endued with
power from on high.”
This recognizes the self-evident truth that
eleven men could not preach to all the world,
still the preaching was to be done, and, ad
dressing the preachers, He commands them Lo
wait for “ power from on high.” As this power
was the seal of the commission, wo have only to
learn it in order to know who
were commissioned to use it In preaching to all
nations, and this we find in the first and second
chapters of Acts, where we have a concise his
tory of events closelv following the ascension.
First, the resurrect ion is verified by accounts of
Christ’s forty days* intercourse with His Auos
tlcs. His promise that they should be baptized
with the Holy Ghost is given, and wc arc told
that they waited for this baptism before begin
ning the ministerial work; also, that they “con
tinued in prayer with the women”; that the
number of the disciples was “ about an hundred
and twenty,” and that “ when the day ot Pcu
tecost was fully come” they were all with one
accord in one plficc; and suddenly there came
a sound from Heaven as of a rushing, mighty
wind, and it filled all the house where thev were
sitting, and there appeared unto them cloven
tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon eacti of
them; and they were all filled with the Holy
Ghost, am! beeran to speak with other longues
as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Now. this
must have been “ the power from on high ” for
w hich Christ commanded His appointed preach
ers to “tarry at Jerusalem.”
This “ power ” was the seal of the Great Com
mission, and is it probable that the Holy Ghost
affixed it to 10S counterfeits, or bits of black
parchment, and only to twelve Dona fide docu
ments! If the command given to the eleven on
the Mount of Ascension was addressed to them
“personally,” and not as the representatives of
all the disciples in Jerusalem, then this is just
what the Holy Ghost did. Now, 1 cannot be
lieve that Christ, the third person in the Trinity,
acted at cross purposes, or without a perfect
accord and mutual understanding.
So I assume and affirm that, in the scene on
the Mount of Ascension, the Apostles occupied
the same relation to Christ and all other believers
that they did on the Mount of Beatitudes; and
that the command “Go thou and teach all
nations, baptizing them,” etc., is just as broad
as the assertion, “Blessed arc ye when men shall
revile you.”
So, the commission being given to all the
disciples on the Mount of Ascension, and sealed
on the day of Pentecost, the promise must hold
good that Christ will be with the successors of
all “until the end of the world.” Well, logo
■back, and see who were the “all” whose
.commissions were sealed by 44 cloven tongues
like as of tiro” on the day of that first
Pentecost, we find that the occurrence called to
»gather* a large assemblage of people, who ex
pressed various opinions on the subject; when
Peter, the orator of the Apostles, arose and ex
plained! He pointed to the events passing be
fore them, events which so excited their aston
ishment, and said, 44 This is that which was
spoken by the Prophet Joel,” and quoted the
prophecy'thus: “And it shall come to pass in
the lost days, saith Joel, I will pour out my
spirit upc Tall fiesh, and your sons and your
daughters shall prophesy; and ... on my
servants and ouuiy handmaidens I will pourout,
in those days, of my spirit, and they shall
Now*, if the women, already spoken of as con
tinuing with the Apostles, had not been part of
the ail present, there must have been some
other women who had joined the assembly and
received the Divine seal of consecration to the
ministry. If there had not been women prophe
sying then and there, in sight and hearing of
the multitude, Peter could not have pointed to
them as bis own authority for proclaiming “ the
last days” of the Jewish dispensation and the
incoming of the reign of the Messiah.
Peter’s address would’ have been perfectly
pointless if the women in the assembly, the
daughters and handmaidens, had been sitting,
silent spectators of the scene. That women
did, on the day of Pentecost, receive the gift of
the Holy Ghost, is bevond question; that that
gift was 44 the power from on high,” the baptism
for which the commissioned preachers were com
manded’ to wait, is.also as plain os any fact in
the earlvhistory of the Church; and it is nat
ural; to conclude that the women whom Christ
had before commissioned to teach the Apostles
the fundamental truths of the Gospel were
among those then and there appointed to labor
with them for the conversion of 'the world.
During the three years that Christ walked and
talked with the Twelve, not one of them came
to understand His mission. They thought Ho
was'to be a temporal King, and when He was
crucified they were in despair, until He com
missioned some women to go and teach them
the fact of the resurrection. Having chosen
women for this, the most important mission
ever, given to mortal, He no doubt chose the
same women among them whom he formally
commissioned to 44 teach all nations, baptizing
them in My name”! and they were then teac£
ing when Peter pointed to them, on the day of
Pentecost, as the evidence of his own authority
and that of the other Apostles, to proclaim the
new Gospel.
Well, this was the day of Pentecost No. 1,
in the year 33, ami now, in the year of 1879.
wc have here iu Chicago another day of Pente
cost, or a Pentecost No. 3, in which women are
commanded to be silent in the work of evange
lizing the world, and confine their contribu
tions to cash or something which can be con
verted into cash, to making the meetings at
tractive by their presence, and swelling the list
of converts which shall reflect honor on and
bring profit to the second Pentecost.
If It is not too wicked to permit a woman to
ask questions in the press, after we hare all
been authoritatively silenced in the prayer
meeting, I should like if you, or some of your
readers, would tell me if this second Pcnte
costian era is the beginning of the new dispen
sation, of whose coming we"have heard so much,
—the 44 new religion ” which is to “supersede an
effete Christianity”: or is it only another ex
hibition of our Samson, captured and blinded
1,400 years ago by Philistines, who have ever
since held, him prisoner and compelled him to
grind, in the mills of despotism, grist alter grist
of masculine rule, and kingly rule, and ecclesias
tical rule, and to make the world a field of blood
that he might bring honor and profit to his
That cannot be Christ’s Gospel which silences
the successors of the preachers He ordained, —
the laborers with whom He promised to be until
“the end of the worldand Mr. Pentecost
might as well preach Mohammedanism by way of
Christianizing the world, as a Christianity
which contradicts Christ and sets aside His
authority. Jane Grey Swisshelm.
PARTON’S religion.
Last Wednesday evening Mr. James Parton
delivered a lecture in New York on “The Com
ing Man’s Religion. ” Mr. Parton said religion
was a difficult and distracting subject, and that
its history can only bo told in shrieks. There
were to-day in this country 5,000,QU0 people to
whom religion is the same as to Bridget in the
kitchen, the .compensation of taking the trouble
to live. “It is a chapter in natural history,”
said he, “and can be studied only by Darwin.
The prototype of all priests is found in the med
icine man on the Western plains, and the mass
is seen in the performances of the Indians when
they are about to go on a buffalo hunt. In Jo
seph Cook the old blood-red Cardinal lives
again. On Boston Common he would calmly
Bit and sec the editor of a Liberal paper roast
by a slow fire. If the people of New England
had not been possessed by terror they would
have laughed at Jonathan Ed wards, and he would
have laughed, and they would have bad a night
of it. And so there would have been no West
ley in England, no Wbilcfield in this country,
no Moody and Sankcy in this city. It is not cer
tain who Invented hell, but purgatory and the
Madonna were the inventions of the priests. To
religion we owe the immeasurable blessing of
Sunday. It is the best thing a man has got,
ten years in a lifetime of seventy years snatched
from the grind of daily toil; and the religion of
the future must preserve it. Ralph Waldo Em
erson came irom ancestors who were clergy
men, and there must be something good in a
thing that could produce such u result. And
the Sisters of Charity carry the Rope and the
Church. Whatever there has beeu of good in
the Catholic and Protpstaut Churches will sur
vive. Christmas and Easter are human wants.
The only question is, Who shall supply humau
wants? The Church supplies them after a fash
ion, but it bears the load of a number of obso
lete beliefs. The clergy themselves are In
bondage. They cannot say to their pupils, The
Bible shackles and limits you as it shackled and
limited the people of the Middle Ages. In evan
gelical schools or families you will find two
things, —a lack of understanding between the
old and lhe young, and a certain morbid tend
ency to pernicious pleasures. Still it is terri
ble’for children to ridicule the things their pa
rents hold in reverence.”
Mr. Burton then cave a graphic description of
a children’s meeting held by the Rev. Mr. Ham
mond, the revivalist, whom lie described as a
“ Western auctioneer wanting to make $l5O a
night.” The whole exhibition, he said, was
hideous and horrible. Then he described his at
tendance at a college meeting where twentv-ouc
verses of Scripture were read to students,* who
had the good sense not to listen to them; and he
said there are only two or three colleges in the
country that can afford not to have a Doctor 6t
Divinity in the Presidential chair.
u The coming religion,” he continued, “ must
induce u higher morality than the Christian re
ligion has inculcated. Any man who leads a
clean life at home and abroad is a better man
and a more intelligent man than any mere
Christian. The great triumph is to produce val
uable men, to breed great men. The coming
man’s religion will have no theology in it. All
questions us to the origin of things the coming
man will pass over to Cornell or Harvard,
where a clergyman is not u chief. It i» not
necessary cither to assert or deny a deity. It is
a mutter not important. The coming man’s re
ligion will have nothing but that which makes
the forty-seventh article of Euclid binding noon
the human race. The coming man will
be a democrat, staying at the bottom of the
social scale with all the great; will bs an aristo
crat, lord of himself and the servant of others.
The coming man will have religion, otherwise
he need not come. So long as life is life the
virtuous portion of the race will need to act in
concert, to cherish and warn each other, Man
is a limited creature, excepting in his capacity
to suffer. Hence the religion of the future will
have in it many hells. We arc now every hour
expiating sins committed by our ancestors, and
we are committing sins that in turn will be ex
piated by our children. This is the only Hell.
The coming religion will have its Heaven also, —
to improve mankind in this life and in no other.
The coming man must form an organization of
rational preachers, not those who devote their
lives to a study of the politics, geology, and
theology of an insignificant province in Asia
called Palestine. There must be a glorious re
vival of man’s love for man. Pope Leo XIII. is
justified in taunting the industrial centres and
saying, 44 It that la all science and industry can
do for man, it it'a sorry triumph indeed.” Re
ligion Is now disunited. The rich man goes to
his big cathedral, the poor man to another
place of worship. But let us help ourselves and
one another. That is the whole of the coming
man’s religion. It is said that women are ob
stacles in the way of the new religion. They
must have something positive—a congenial place
of worship. Then let them see men rising above
their low propensities, not discontented witn
their lot but with themselves. Then they will
join you, and not till then, when the secular and
final religion is established.
Boston “culchah” has culminated in the
establishment of a home lor intemperate
Leo XTfL has sent ten Jesuit missionaries
into the countriesifdiscovcred by Stanley, and
The rum and missionary shipments from Bos
ton have a rival in an Amsterdam Sunday
school which is held in a brewery.
The appointment of Cardinal Ferrieri to be
Secretary'of Briefs, to succeed Cardinal Asquini,
has given great dissatisfaction to the Jesuits.
The First Presbyterian Church of Springfield,
Mass., whose oulpit is now vacant, is 242 years
old, and has bad only eight pastors during its
entire existence.
The Roman Catholics have been steadily losing
ground in Holland us to numbers, though they
have been gaining in political, mercantile, and
scientific influence.
The French Jesuits, fearful that they may be
expelled from the Gallic Republic, have written
to their Canadian brethren asking for an asy
lum. The latter own property valued at over
one million.
The Edinburg Presbytery of the United
Presbyterian Church of Scotland has passed a
resolution recommending the Synod to declare
that marriage with a deceased wife’s sister shall
no longer he a bar to membership iu the
The Church Work of Canada gives a list of 73
clergymen who have come into the Episcopal
Church from oilier denominations. The Cath
olics contributed 11, Methodists 22, Presbyte
rians 9, Congregationalists U, Baptists 9, Jews
2. The remainder came from the minor sects.
The North Side Hebrew congregation of this
holds its services regularly under the roof of a
Christian church. Now a similar case lias oc
curred in St. ijouis; a Baptist congregation has
lost its church by tire, and. the Jewish Shaarc
Emctb congregation has offered it the use of
tlie synagogue.
The Union Swedenborgiau Church opened
Hershey Hull for evening service last Sunday
with encouraging results. The Rev. Mr. Mercer
has announced a series of discourses on present
issues iu religious thought, which called out a
very fine audience. The subiect for this even
ing will be 44 The Platform of the Fathers.”
The annual meeting of the North Side Sun
day-School xVssociatiun will be held at the Lin
coln Park Congregational Church, corner Sophia
and Mohawk streets. Tuesday evening, Feb. 4.
Addresses will be delivered by the Rev. C. N,
Pond on “Normal Class Work”; the Rev. 11. D.
Shepard, pastor of Grace M. E. Church, :iml E.
Payson Porter, on 44 Importance and Progress of
Associated Sunday-School Work.” The officers
for 18T9 will also oe elected.
The Episcopal Church has taken its work of
civilizing and Christianizing the Indians out of
the hands of its Foreign Missionary Committee,
and placed it in charge of the Committee on
Domestic Work. This recognizes the Indians
as citizens and brethren, rather than regarding
them in the old wav os foreigners and heathen.
By this change tlie machinery of collection and
distribution is simplified and the expenses re
duced several thousand dollars.
in the suit of William H. Gclsten, formerly
Treasurer of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, to re
cover $1,342 loaned by him to the Cliurcb, the
jury disagreed, standing evenly divided, hi the
courseof the trial it came out that Arhuckie. the
comet-player, subscribed SSOO to liquidating tlie
church debt, with the understanding that tlie
Trustees were to give him a benefit concert, or
fair, or something of the kind In the Tabernacle.
And this is Hie sensational way of joining mam
mon, music, uud religjon.
The Baptist “Yearbook” for 1879 reports
the total membership of Baptist churches in
tlie United Slates at 2,102,034, an increase of
77,810. The number of associations is 1,07.1. —
increase, 27; of churches. 24,499,—increase. 591;
of ordained ministers. 14,954, —increase, 358.
The additions by baptism were 102,731); bv letter,
40,040; by experience, 8,039; and by restoration,
13,257. The diminutions were 18,385 by death,
41,405 by letter, 30,200 by exclusion, and 0,523
by erasure. Georgia is still tlie banner Suite of
die denomination, reporting 210,902 members.
That Rev. .Mr. McCune whose uon-denomina
tioual church at Cincinnati created sucli a dis
turbance of Presbyterian peace, is now destined
to make some oi the Kansas cars barn, and
some of the home-missionary ears grow red all
along tlie fail length of them. Tnis bold bad
man addressed postal cards to every Con
gregational uastor in Kansas, to learn
what was tlie population of each town
and what tlie number of churches of
the Evangelical order in each city, town, or vil
lage. The replies have come in to sucli an ex
tent that be now feels ready to state tliat tlie
average attendance at each house of worship is
iifty-six persons, ami, in tlie opinion of his
brethren, mere ore now Did churches in a dis-
trict which needs only fifty. That is to say, that
the poor and struggling Christians of Kansas
have built eighty churches more than was de
manded by the Gospe*. Eighty churches that
were asked for not by public need, but by sec
The new lectiouary lias come into use in the
Episcopal churches in England. Ten years ago
a Koval Commission was appointed to revise the
rubrics. The Commission did the work, which
was legalized by Parliament, and the use of the
new lectionary is now obligatory. Dean Stanley
says it omits disagreeable and horrible detail,
historical accounts, long genealogies, and de
, tails of ceremonial ami social law, more interest
ing to the student than suitable for the ears of
a mixed congregation, and, on the other hand,
gives portions of {Scripture which bad been
omzuitted from the old Lessons. . k
Vicar-General Bessoines, oi Indianapolis, last'
week said, speaking of his little log church:
“ Father Neirinck was a noted man in the Cath
olic Church in its early days'. He lived at Bards
towu in ISIM-’o, and told’his parishioners that
when bitten by rattlesnakes they should come
to him to be cured. He gave no medicine;
merely blessed them, and they departed cured.
After he had left there and gone to the Far
West, it is said the bells chimed one midnight
without the help of mortal hands, and it was
found that lie had died at that verv hour in his
new location. Ah, he was a saint.”
There were some men who would sooner be
lieve that the Devil was a saint tban that a
Catholic was a good man. All the virtues of a
Human Catholic went for nothing. If an
were to come ami trumnet their
long as they had the name of Catholic on them
the angel might trumpet for nothing. So it
was with some men toward a Unitarian or a
Univcrsalist. These men had on the armor of
doctrine, and they would not be persuaded.
Men justified doing for a party ora sect that
which they would be ashamed to do personally.
There were multitudes of men who would scorn
to tell a personal lie, but would tell a oartv lie.
— H. W: JSccchtr.
The Bishops of Caithness and Edinburg have
consented to act as the spiritual heads of Fere
ilyacinthe’s new Giilliean Church, which has
Just been sanctioned by the French Govern
ment. The movement has excited the greatest
interest in England, where subscriptions have
been and arc being made for the support of
Perc Hyacinihe and his Church. Its numerous
friends are waiting anxiously for the opening
of the public services which will probably begin
toward the end of the month. Priests applying
to assist are not wanting in numbers, but the
quality often leaves much to djsire, ami Pere
Hyacinthe will accept only those who are sound
in faith ami morals. Some of the higher clergy
and it is said even Bishops in the Roman Com
munion arc said to sympathize secretly with the
A couple of weeks ago the Baptist ministers
of New York held a meeting at which was read
an essay on the Revelation of St. John, by the
Rev. G. W. Samson, of Harlem, who held that
the “beast” meant temporal power, and that the
Roman Church in arrogating to hcrsciKeinporal
power had taken upon herself the curses men
tioned by St. John. The RevTDr. Fulton, of
the Centennial Church in Brooklyn, took
and said that the beast was not a principle but a
person. He then launched into a side issue,
attacking Dr. Samson’s political attitude during
the War, and saying that “he had never opened
his mouth to say one word in favor of liberty.”
The meeting called him to order and demanded
a retraction, which be declined to make. He
was accordingly suspended from the privileges
of the Conference by a vote of 50 to 12 until he
recants. And the brethren are very unhappy
over the scandal which has been created.
The American Israelis of this week says the
popular story recently repeated, that the Jews
are engaged in purchasing Palestine, is not true.
.The Jews themselves have never heard of it.
Nothing has been published in any Jewish jour
nal warranting the storv. The Israelite says it
is “not very likely that one would purchase all
the Bruises, Arabs, Bedouins, thieves, and rob
bers of Palestine on a speculation.” The Jew
ish millionaires of Europe, the Jsrae ite says,
44 occasionally spend a few thousand dollars in
charity or in religious institutions, which is well
reported in the newspapers,” and “we never
bad much use for our manifold millionaires,”
and —
All the manifold millionaires of Europe do not
upend a million of dollars per annum on charity.
You may count every penny they spend in Jewish
.affairs, it will neverumount to that. All the Jew
ish scholastic institutions in the world, from the
Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati, or the Buda-
Pcsth Rabbinical Seminary, up to the oldest insti
tution of that description, none has a legacy from
the very rich to show.
Last Monday evening the bouse of Dr, L. S.
Major, No. 100 Forest avenue, was the scene of
a pleasant yet somewhat sad reception and sep
aration between the pastor and people of the
South Park Avenue Christian Church. Early in
September of last year the Society was Organized
by the Rev. W. D. Owen, who has until uow oc
cupied the pastorate, which position he was on
account of ill-hcaltli forced to resign. The con
gregation was not one to allow their sincere
iriend and his estimable wife to go from their
midst without taking with them some token of
their love and esteem. Consequently, when the
clock on Dr. Major’s mantel announced the
Hour.pf 10, there was a good deal of pleasant
expectancy expressed on the faces of the com
pany. The reverend gentleman and his wife
were apparently undcsignedly brought together
in the front parlor, facing Melvin McKee, Esq.,
who thereupon presented Mr. Owen with
a beautiful gold-headed cauc, and Mrs.
Owen witn an elegant gold waten
mid chain, both appropriately inscribed.
The surprise was complete, but the pastor soon
controlled his feelings sufficiently to express his
appreciation in words so kind and affectionate,
it is safe to say there were few dry eyes present
except those of a cast-iron reporter and an ir
religious lawyer. Mr. Owen retires from the
pulpit to practice law at CrawfordsviUe, Ind.,
where he takes with him the kind wishes of
hosts of friends, both iu and out of the delight
ful congregation of which he was the worthy
teacher and leader.
Queen Victoria celebrates the least of the
Epiphany by proxy.
Henry Ward Beecher’s advice to those about
to send up pulpit notices: “Don’t.”
The Rev. J. A. Wilson, of St. Louis, was re
cently fined §3OO for uniting in marriage a
couple under age.
The Rev. A. West, Presbyterian, of Path
Valley, has been chosen as Chaplain of the
Pennsylvania State Senate.
The Rev. Lucien H. Adams, who has been a
Syrian missionary for twelve years, has returned
to this country for a vacation.
The Rev. Francis Mansfield, late Hector of St.
Andrew’s Church, in this city, has received a
call from Trinity Church, Philadelphia.
The rumor that Dr. Talc, the Arch bishop of
Canterbury, is about to resign proves to be un
true, as he declares he has uo such intention.
Max Moses, a young Hebrew of Cincinnati,
was received into the Baptist Communion Sun
day night, by immersion, in the Ninth Street
The Rev. W. J. O’Brien, of Geneva, will be
ordained priest in tlie Cathedral of SS. Peter
and Paul by Bishop McLaren this morning at
10:30 o’clock.
Bishop Seymour, of Springfield, HI., recently
tendered tlie preceutorship of the Cathedral to
Canon Knowles, of this diocese. The latter felt
obliged to dcclino the call.
The Boston Gazette fears that the Rev. W. H,
H. Murray, who is now sojourning in this city,
will abandon 44 the staid, stately, and slow Bos
ton” for the “flavor of life in Chicago.”
The Rev. Aaron -Williams, D. D., a well
known Presbyterian pastor and teacher, died
recently at Economy, Pa., aged TL He was
author of a book on the women of the Bible.
The Rev, W. T. Wylie, having for some time
successfully administered the affairs of Wilson
College, Chambcrsburg, Pa., uow goes to But
ler. Pa-, to be pastor of the Presbyterian
Church of that place.
The Rev. C. T. Haley, who has been pastor of
the Roseville (S. J.) Presbyterian Church for
the past cigiiteen years, resigned his charge last
Sabbath morning. Failing health and need of
rest imperatively demanded tills action.
The Kev. >V. Underwood, D. D., M. D.. of
Fairfax, Vt., and a clergyman of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, having received a call from
Trinity Keloriued Episcopal Church, Indianapo
lis, to become iheir pastor, has accepted and en
tered upon his work.
It is understood that the Bishop of Peter
borough is to be transferred to (he vacant Bish
opric of Durham, and that the Rev. Teigo
mouth Shore will succeed him as Bishop' of
Peterborough. The latter Bishopric has an
income of' §23,000, and that of Durham,
510,00 P. -
The ultra pious members of Dr. Hepworth’s
church accuse him of keeping a circus in his
study, the “circus” consisting of dumb-bells,
trapeze, and Indian chibs, with which be devel
ops his muscular Christianity. According to
iheir ideas, there would be no bone for salva
tion if he were to indulge in a game of cricket.
clergy* 16 a^most hablt ual practice of the English
The Rev. Eueene A. Fnieauff, of Bethlehem,
ra.« a prominent Moravian minister, is dead, at
, ilc was elected last fail as one
k Relegates to the General Synod at Herrn
nut, Germany, tiavine: been also a member of
the last General Stood, which met in ISC7. He
bad charge many years of Linden Hall, a de
nominational school.
Adam was the Ist man to enter the garden,
although he went 4th from it.— Whitehall Timet.
A correspondent asks: “Does Darwin’s de
scent of man throw any light on Adam’s falll ”
• Some wicked wretch suggests that Deacons be
compelled to use a bell-punch when they take up
collections in the church.
Distinguished divine (to recent convert): u We
propose to baptize you by the Turkish bath
method. It is really the only means to scrub
your years of sin out of you.”
“ What a poor man, brethren,” said a South
ern preacher, “was the Apostle Matthew! Wc
read that he was a gatherer of tacks,—a man
who picked up waste tacks fora living!”
A New Haven pastor wrote, in an abstracted
"taoment, for the newspapers an announcement
of his Sunday sermon on the Third Person of
the Trinity, und it was published as he bad
written it—“ On the Holyoke Ghost.”
An anecdote is told of a Judge, profane .and
irritable, who never let a meal pass without a
sonorous invocation upon the repast. Once be
rebuked a deaf guest who innocently inter
rupted him while thus engaged, as follows:
u JJ—n it, don’t you see that lam saying gracel”
When the Philistine goes to the church fair
and sees the minister draw the Shakspeare, the
minister’s wife the set of furs, his daughter the
piano, the senior deacon the norse and carriage,
and siie sexton a barrel of flour, he comes away
sadly confident that he knows why the heathen
so furiously rage together.
Great grief certainly docs produce confusion
of ideas, und the worst thing a man can do under
such circumstances is to attempt to write po
etry. Let us illustrate:
She was such a little seraph that her father, who
is Sheri IT,
Really doesn’t seem to care if be never smiles
She has gone, we hope, to Heaven, at the early age
of seven
(Funeral starts off at 11), where she’ll never more
have pain.
One of Dr. Acland’s sons, when a little boy,
used to cet divinity teaching from Dean Burton,
then simply Mr, Bureon. The good clergyman
one Sunday went through the story of John the
Baptist to the child. He narrated with great
dexterity and at length the details of the
prophet’s dress, and las habits in eating and
drinking. Having tried to depict a living por
trait of the strangely-clad ascetic, he said, cheer
fully, “ And now, U you met John the Baptist in
the ‘High,’ would you know him*” The child
thought a moment, and answered: “No, I
shouldn’t know him; I should cut him.”
The Rev, Arthur Swazey will preach at 10:45 a.
m. at the Forty-first Street Church, comer of
Prairie avenue.
—The Rev. Dr. Halsey will preach-at 10:30 a.
m. In the Fullerton Avenue Church; the Rev. Mr.
Currcnsat7:3op. m.
—Prof. G. L. Raymond will lecture at 30:30 a.
m. and7:3op.m. atlheFitfh Presbyterian Church,
corner of Indiana avenue and Thirtieth street.
Subject for evening: “The Formative Elements
of Present Society.”
—The Rev, Artnur3fitchell will preach at 10:30
a. m. at the First Church, corner of Indiana ave
nue and Twenty-first street, and at 7:45 p. m. at
the Railroad Chapel, No. 715 state street.
, —The Rev. J. MunroGihson, pastor, will preach
morning and evening at the Second Church, corner
of Michigan avenue and Twentieth street.
—The Rev. A. E. Kittrcdge, pastor, will admin
ister the Sacrament at 10:30 this rooming at the
Third Churcu. comer Ashland and Ogden avenues.
Evening sermon at 7:30.
—The Rev. John Abbott French, pastor, will
preach at 10:45 a. m. and 7:45 p. in. at the Fourth
Church, comer or Rnsh and Superior streets.
—Prof. Francis L. Pation, pastor, will preach at
10:30 a. m.‘ and 7:30 p. m. at the Jefferson Park
Church, corner of West Adams and Throop streets.
Evening subject: “The Objective Side or Salva
—The Rev. J. M. Wofrall, pastor, will preach at
10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p..m. at the Eighth Church,
comer of West Washington and Robey streets.
—The Rev. E. N. Barrett, pastor, will preach
and administer the Sacrament at 10:30 a. m. at the
Westminster Church, comer of Jackson and Peoria
streets. Memorial services of 31rs. E. N. Barrett
at 7:30 p. m.
—The Rev. James Maclaugbtan, pastor, will
preach morning and evening at the Scotch Church,
comer of Sangamon and Adams streets.
The Rev. E. F. Williams will preach at the
Forty-fifth street school-honse morning and even
—The Rev. Charles Hall Everest will preach at
10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. at Plymouth Church.
Michigan avenne, between Twenty-fifth and Twenty
sixth streets.
—The Rev. E. P. Goodwin, pastor, will preach
at 10:30 a. m. at the First Church, comer of Ann
and West Washington streets. Evening service
conducted by the revivalists Pentecost and Steb
—‘The Rev. C. A. Towle, pastor, will preach at
10:45 a. m. at Bethany Church, comer of Paulina
and West Huron streets. Evening sermon by K.
A. Burnell, the evangelist, recently returned from
a trip around the world.
—The Rev. George H. Peeke will preach morning
and evening at the Leavitt Street Church.
The Rev. 3lr. Pentecost will preach aMO:3O this
morning, at Centenary church. West Monroe, near
Morgan street. Evening sermon by the Rev. Dr.
Thomas. •
—The Rev. E. 31. Boring will preach morning
and evening at the State Sired Church, near For
ty-seventh street.
—3irs. J. F. Willing preaches to-day at Em
manuel Church, comer of West Harrison and
Paulina streets. 3loming subject: “Freed Peo
ple.” Song service in the evening.
—The Rev. Robert D. Sheppard will preach
morning aud evening in Grace Church.,comer of
'North LaSalle ,and White streets. Morning sub
ject: “Suffering and Strength.” Evening sub
ject: “ Arc These Things So!”
—The Rev. J. 31. Caldwell preaches morning
and evening at the Western Avenue Church, cor
ner Monroe street.
—Mrs. Jennie 11. Caldwell preaches at the Michi
gan Avenue Church morning and evening, and every
evening during the week.
—The Rev. W. F. Crafts will preach at 10:45 a.
m. and7:3Up. m. at Trinity Church, Indiana ave
nue, near Twenty-fourth street. The Tennessee
ans will assist in the evening service.
—The Rev. S. U. Adams, pastor, will preach
morning and evening at the Ada Street Church,
between La kc and Fulton streets.
—The Rev. A. Wakeraan will preach at 10:30 a.
m. and 7:30 d. m. at the Jackson Street Cburcn.
comer of Oglesby street.
—The Rev. T. C. Clcndenning will preach at
10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. in. at tne Langley Avenue
Church, corner of Thirty-ninth street.
—3lrs. K. A. Burnell, a lay evangelist, will
speak at 10:30 a. ra. at Park Avenue Church. The
Chicago Praying Bund will conduct the evening
—The Rev. Galusha Anderson, D.D.,will preach
at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. at the First Church,
corner of South Park avenue and Thirtv-firat
street. All the members and friends of the church
are requested to be present, the occasion being
one of special interest to the church.
—Tne Rev. John Peddic will preach at 10:30 a.
ni. and 7:30 p. ra. at the Second Church, corner
Moreau and West Monroe streets.
—The Rev. J. W. Custts will preach at 10:30 a.
m. at the Michigan Avenue Church, near Twen
ty-third street.
—The Rev. E. B. Halbert will preach at 10:30
a. m. and 7:30 p, m. at the Fourth Church, corner
West Washington and Paulina streets.
—The Rev. A. Owen will preach at 10:30 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. at the University Place Church,
comer Douglas place and Rhodes avenue.
—The Rev. Robert F, Allison willpreachat 10:45
a. m. and 7:30 p. m, at tne North Star Church,
corner Division and Sedgwickstrecis.
—The Rev. C. Perren will preach at 10:30 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. at the Western Avenue Church,
corner of Warren avenue.
—Tbe Rev. K. K. Cressey will preach at 10:30
tt. m. and 7:30 p.m.at the Coventry Street Cnurcb,
corner of Bloomingdale road.
i —Tbe Rev. it. De Baptiste will preach at 11 a.
in. and 7:45 p. m. at Olivet Church, Fourth av
enue. near Taylor street.
—The Rev. L. G. Clark will preach at 11 a. m.
at South Church, corner of Locko and Bonaparte
t —The Rev. C. E. Dewitt will preach at 10:30
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. at Centennial Church, corner
of Lincoln and West Jackson streets.
—Tbe Rev. E. 0. Taylor will preach at 10:45
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. at Central Church, No. 290
Orchard street, near Soohia street.
—There will be services at 7:30 p. m. at the
Tabernacle. No. 302 Wabash avenue.
—The Rev. J. Q. A. Henry will preach at 10:30
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. at the Dearborn Street
Church, corner Thirty-Sixth street.
—Tbe Rev. L. G. Clark will preach at 7:30 at
the Twcniy-tlfth Street Church, near Wentworth
—The Rev. C. Swift will preach at 10:45 a- m.
and 7:30 p. m. at Evangel Church, Rock Island
W. J. Kermott will preach at 11 a.
m and 7:30 p. m. at tbe Halsted Street cnnrch,
oetwaen Forty-first and Forty-second streets.
The Rt. Rev. Bishop McLaren will officiate this
morning at the Cathedral, comer of West Wash
ington and Peoria streets. Holy Communion at
Ham. At 7:30 p. m. the Ut. Rev. Dr. Welles,
Bishop of Wisconsin, will lecture upon “ Re
miniscences of England, and tbe recent Lambeth
Conference.” _ . tt
—Theiiev. aamuelS. Harris, Rector, wiUof-
delate at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. at St James*
Chnrch, corner of Haron and Cass streets. Holy
Communion at 12 m,
—The Rev. E. Sullivan, Rector, will officiate at
10:45 a. m. and 7:20 p. ro. at Trinity Church,
corner of Twenty-sixth street and Michigan
arenne. Holy Communion at 12 m.
—The Rev. Henry G. Ferry will officiate at 10:30
a. ra. and 7:20 p. m. at St. Andrew’s Church,
corner of West Washington and Robcv street*.
—The Re*. J. Bred berg, Rector, will official*
atlo:2oa. m. und 7:20 p. ni. at St An*gariua»
Chnrch, Sedgwick street, near Chicago avenue,
—The Rev. Clinton Locke, Rector, will officiate
at 10:30 a. m. and 7-30 p. m. at Grace Church.
Wabash avenue, near Sixteenth street. Roly
Communion at 12 m.
—The Uev. Arthur Ritchie, Rector, will officiate
at 11 n. m. and 7:30 p. m. at the Church of the
Ascension, North Italic near Elm strecu. Holy
Communion at 8 a. m.
—The Her. Charles Stanley Lester, Hector, will
officiate ai 11a. ro. and 7:20 p. m. at Sr. Paul's
Church. Hyde Park avenue, between Forty-ninth
and Fiftieth streets.
—The Rev. B. F. Fleetwood.Recior, will official*
at 10:20 a. in. and 7:20 p. m. at SL Mark’s
Chnrch, Cottage Grove avenue, corner of Thirty
sixth street.
—The Rev. G. F. Cushman, Rector, will officiate
at 10:20 a. m. and7:3o p. m. at St. John's Church,
John&on street, between Taylor and Twelfth,
—The Rev. Luther Pardee, Rector, will officiate
at 10:20 ». m. and 7:20 p. m. at Calvary Chnrch,
Warren avenue, between Oakley street and \Veat
crn i£' cn , ue ’ H°ly Communion at 11:20a. m.
“The Rev. T. X. Morrison, Rector, will officiate
at 10:20 a. m. and 7:20 p. m. at Epiphany Church,
Throop street, between Monroe and Aduma
—^P-.^ eir * Petrie will officiate at 11 a.
tn. and *:2op. m. at the Church of Oar Savior,
corner of Lincoln and Belden avenues.
Bishop Cheney will preach at 10:45 a. m. and
7:45 p. m. at Christ Church, corner of Michigan
avenue and Twenty-fourth street. Morning s«o
--ject: 4 *A Well in Drought.' Evening topic: *‘Uow
Ho I Know that Christianity la Not the Work of
Impostorsor Fanatics!” being the third of a course
of lectures on the evidences of Christianity.
—The Rev. J. A. Fisher will preach'at 3:15-
p. tn. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, corner
of Jotcs and Homan streets.
—The Rev, F. W. Adams will preach at 11 a. ro.
at St. Mathew’s Chnrch (Masonic Hall) corner of
North Clark and Centre streets.
—The Rev. R. 11. Bos worth will preach at 10:45 a.
m.at Trinity Church (Tillotson’sHall) Englewood.
—The Rev. H. ii. Collison will preach at 10:20
a. m. and 7:20 p. tn. at St. Paul’s Church, corner
of West Washington and Carpenter streets. Even
ins subject: ” Socrates ami Christ; or, the Rela
tion of Morals to Christianity.’’
—The Rev. Si. D. Church will preach at 10:45
a. m. anrt7:4s p. m. at St. John's Church, Ellis
avenue, near Thirty-seventh street. Evening iod
ic: “The Marriage of the Kins’s Son.”
—Mr.lt. H. Burke will conduct the services at
10:45 a. m. and7:3op. m. in Grace Church, cor
ner of Doyne and LcMoyne streets.
The Rev. T. B. Forbush will preach momingand
evening at the Church of the Messiah, corner Mich
igan avenue and Twenty-third street.
—The Rev. Robert Collyer will preach at 3:30
this afternoon at the Third Church, corner West
Monrue and LaHin streets.
—The Rev. James Kay Applebee will preach at
11 a. m. at the Fourth Church, corner Brains
avenue and Thirtieth street. Subject: “Position?,
Responsibilities, and Duties of Free Religious
The Rev. Snmner Ellis will preach this morning
at the Church of the Redeemer, corner of Went
Washington and Sangamon streets. Vestry servuo
in the evening.
—The Rev. Dr. Ryder preaches morning and
eveningiu St. Paul’s Church, 3lichigan avenue, be
tween Sixteenth and Eighteenth streets.
Elder 31. N. Lord will preach at 10:45a. m.,
and Elder H. V. Keen at 7:45 p. m., at the Second
Church, Oakley avenue, between Adorns and J sea
son streets.
—The Rev. W. P. 3laupin will preach morning
and evening at the First Church, comer of Indiana
avenue and Twenty-fifth street.
—The Rev. A. J. Laaghlin mil preach at 10:45
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. at the church comer of West
ern avenue and Congress street. Evening subject:
“Siu and Salvation.”
—The Rev. G. P. Adams will preach morning
and evening in the Church comer of South Parle
avenne and Thirty-third streets.
The Rev. Edmnnd Belfour will preach at 11
a. m. at the Evangelical Church, comer of Dear
born avenne and Erie street.
The Rev. W. F. Pendleton wLH preach atll a. m.
at the Lincoln Park Chapel, North Clark near Me
nominee street.
—Theßev. I*. P. 3lcrcerwill preachat 11 a. m.
and 8 p.m.at Union Church (Herahcy Music-Hall).
Evening subject: ’'The Platform of the Future.”
The Rev. Mr. Pond will conduct the celebration
of the Lord’s Supper this morning at the Chicago
Avenue (Moody's) Church. Evening sermon oy
Mr. W. De Golyer.
—The Rev. N. F. Ravlia will preach in tho
Gospel Tabernacle, 381 West Madison street, at
10:45 a. m. Judge Lavton preaches at 7:45 p. m.
3frs. Cora L. V. Richmond, trance-speaker,
will conduct the services at 10:45 a. m. and 7:45
p. m. at the church comer West Monroe and
Lallin streets.
—C. Fannie Allyn will lecture at 3p. m. to
day to the Spiritual Conference at Athenaeum
Dali, No. 50 Dearborn street.
The Rcr. 3f. 3f. Parkhurst will preach at 3
p. m. at the chapel of the Washingtonian Home.
* —“Reunion and Liberty” at the hat): No. 213
West 31adiaon street, at 2:30 p.m. Topic: “An
Attractive Civil Government the Wisest and
—The Children’s Progressive Lyceum meets at
12:30 p. m. at the lecture-room of the church
corner Monroe and Lallin streets.
—Elder Raymond will preach at IX a. m. and
7:30 p. m. at Carr Mission Chapel, No. 389 Third
—The Rev. Alexander Munroe, pastor, will
preach at 10:30 a. in. and 7:30 p. m. at Union
Tabernacle, comer of Asblond avenue ana Twen
tieth street.
—The Kcv. A. Tonker, pastor, will preach
morning and evening at the West Side Tabernacle,
comer of Morgan and Indiana streets.
—Calvin .Pritchard, of Indianapolis, will officiate
in the Friend's Meeiins-iloase, Indiana avenue,
near Twenty-sixth street, at 10:30 a. ra.
—Dr. Muthcwson preaches in Green Street Taber
nacle morning and evening.
—L. O. Wilson will Investigate “Col. Ingcrsoll'a
Religious Views* 1 at 3 p. m. in hall 381 West
Madison street.
—The Rev* A. J. Langblin,
bold a series of Gospel nicotine? in the Cnristiau
Church, corner of Western avenue and Congress
streets, during each evenin'? of the present week.
The Women’s Christian Temperance Union holds
dally Gospel meetings at Lower Farwell Hall, en
trances No. 150 Madison street and No. 10 Arcado
court. The leaders fur the week are: Monday,
Mrs. L. A. Hasans; Tuesday, Mrs. T. B. Carse;
Wednesday, Mrs, 11. S. Furbnah; Thursday, Mrs.
C. 11. Cose; Friday, MissL. £. F.Klmoali; Satur
day, Mrs. \V. Y. Miller,
Feb. 3-Fourth SnndayaftcrEpiphany; PuriSca :
cation of the B. V. M.
Feb. 7-Fast.
Feb. 2—Fourth Sunday after Epiphany; Purifica
cution of the B. Y. M.—Candlemas-
Day, *
Feb. 3—Sr. Blaise, B. M.
Feb. 4—St. Andrew Coraini, B, C.
Feb. S—SL Agatha, V. M.
Feb. fr-St. TUub, B. C.; St, Dorothy; T. la.
Feu. 7—St. Romuald, Abb.
Feb. S—St. John of Matha, C.
Don't labor with your hands, mj boy—
No ••Gentleman" will do ic;
Of plows, and planes, and spades, be coy.
And you will never me it.
No “Lady" smiles upon a man
Whose hands arc hard and dirty;
With idle men she’ll play and plan.
And be a little flirt}’.
So, If you find you arc inclined
To /Arno* in silks and satin.
Then m your boots employ your jnicd.
And study Grceic and Latin. *
Tbe workingman can’t make it pay.
Can’t make toe dollars jingle.
Lite one whose name o’er the doorway
la branded on a shingle.
From labor rested, yon will feel
Vour keeping, and be spunky.
Have “cheek,” play **1031,” and tom a reel
Ah graceful as a monkey.
One “case” a week, an hour or two.
Will pay all your expenses;
While be who works the six days through
Has less, with worried senses.
Go be apneat, and feed the fold.
Beneath a toWrins steeple.
On truth once new. now stale and cold,
To please unthinking people.
The workingman’s ncconth and “green,**
No time for mental training.
In “good society** ne’er seen.
The butt of wits’ profaning.
Don’t be a fool,* and moralize
On things that can't be mended;
Be wise to-day, and seize the prize
While pride and grace are blended.
Take my advice, my boy, and turn
Away from manual labor,-
And with your mind a living earn
From sweat-drops of your neighbor.
Wkst Uuovx, la. Uhcociu Rgsnc.
of Indiana, wilt

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