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RELIGIOUS.
Decreased Church Growth
Caused by Too Much Ma
terial Prosperity.
An luteresting Description of the
Methodist Mecca in
London.
Condition of tlie Ad
vanced Ritualists in
England.
General Notes at Home and Abroad-
Personal Mention—Sabbath
Hilarities.
THE HIGHER ROCK.
Above the surges* wildest roar.
And mad seas thundering on the shore.
How fixed, how heedless of tbe shock.
Thy steadfast strength, eternal Kock!
When the fierce tempest round me sweeps.
When sinks my soul in soundless deeps,
O Kock divine, faith clings to thee.
Still let thy clefts my refuge be.
Beyond the desert’s burning sand
Thy shadow. In a thirsty land,
Eefresbment sweet and verdure brings.
And music of perennial springs.
From noonday drouth and smiting heat
To thy coni streams direct my feet.
O riven Kock; life Hows from ihee.
Thy quenchless fount my portion be.
Beyond the ecttin* of the sun
Tbere’s rest in thee when toil is done.
Beneath thy sbadoxv falls no m?ht;
Thy clefts are portals to Heaven s light.
In life or death my soul would tly
To thee, the Hock that’s higher than 1.
O Uock! O Christ’ how blest to be
O’ersbadowed, sheltered, saved b> Thee
CHURCH GROWTH.
MATEHIAI. pnospnurrv A XI) l-OVE OF
MO.VF.Y ITS CiKKAT OI’I’uNK.NTS.
A letter from the peu of the l!ev. 11. L.
Stanton, U. XL, appears in tlie current num
ber of the Interior, in which is considered
the gradual decreased growth during the
past'seven years of the Presbyterian Church
of the United States, and interentially that
■of other denominations. He asks, “Whatis
Our Condition as a Church?” and says:
Take, first, the recently published com
parative summary of the Slated Clerk of the
General Assembly. His figures are official
and trustworthy. Passing by all other items,
notice the additions on examination to the
Church throughout Uie United States ending
in May last, They-amount to 1.494 less than,
the number added the year previous. The'
summary covers a period of seven y eai s,
from 1575 to I SSI; and, beginning with I*7o,
the comparison shows a regular falling-off,
each year, in the number added on examina
‘ tion— namely: in ISTT, 3.172 less than
were' added in ls*0; in ib*s. h'-‘■“
less than in 1877; in is*- 1 , ’*.°?l
less than in ISIS; in ISSO, d.dss le-s thaii in
187 -in Issi, 1.494 less than in IbsO. T iiat
“figures do not lie,” is a proverb; but they
can be used to bring out true or false conclu
sions. ' These figures will probably be so
used by various persons according to their
moods, judging from the many and some
■what ingenious methods employed last year,
by many writers, running through many
months, to explain away the unpalatable
facts which the Stffted Clerk's comparative
summary then brought forth. .
A good test bv which to determine whether
the Church is fulfilling her mission—though
not the only one—is seen in the milliners
gathered from the world and added to her
communion from year to year, i ned by tins,
the progress of the Presbyterian Church.for
the last several years, has not been haltering.
The results shown above are all the
more remarkable when we note other
facts of tlie Staled Clerk's summary.
The increase in tlie number of ministers
has been constant, Horn year to year, during
the whole period of the seven years covered
—viz.: respectively from 1873 to 1851.55.0.,
100.37, 104, 4i \\ pile, therefore, the labor
ers'in the vineyard have been constantly in
creasing cadi year over tlie previous one, as
shown bv these figures, the fruits of their
labor, so' far as additions to the churches on
examination are concerned, have been corre
spondingly less and less, with some fluctua
tions. 1 Tl'iis simple truth should awaken
serious reflection. . ,
fly object is not to give an exhaustive view
of this comparative summary, but to notice
a few of its salient points. Deeming, tliere
-1 fore, conversions to Cnrist and tlie conse
■ ouent growth of the Church thereby a very
important test as to whether the church is
properly fulfilling her mission—perhaps as
good a 'test as call be made when it embraces
a period of seven years—the natural ques
tion arises. Why is tlie Church accomplishing
so little'.’ Why are there so few additions?
■Why this regular descending series during
seven years ? Why is the preaching of the
Gospel attended with so little power, while
the number who preach it is constantly 111-
. creasing'.’ “Watchman, what of the night?
Here, again, moods might influence tlie
answer. Mv mood takes on this hue: that
our material prosperity, more than any other
one thing, is tlie occasion of the present
spiritual inefficiency of tlie Church. Take a
careful surveyor the whole country, and it is
plain that no such materia! prosperity was
ever before known inn nation, on so grand a
scale, and embracing ail tlie elements ot a
progressive civilization, since time began.
The particulars of this need not he related;
suace will not admit ot it: nor is it neces
sary, for they are known and read of all
men. This prosperity affects all classes,
aiany are made-crazy by it. The haste to be
rich Is a temptation before everybody. Mu j
titudes yield to it Many are successful,
mauv fail, while tlie spirit of gam pervades
'the whole land. It enters the Church and
carries upon its tide many of its members—
thousands to their deep spiritual injury,
many to their rum. h hile this absorbing
and forbidden love of the world prevails
. -spirituality declines, perishes. -It 13 im
possible that tlie two should live in har
inony. “Ye cannot serve God and main
mon ”
See how this material prosperity acts upon
another item shadowed forth in the btated
Clerk’s summary. - He shows almost a regu
lar decrease in mo number of candidates lor
the ministry during the period mentioned.
This decrease, for some time past, lias often
been noticed in tlie religions press. Our
Secretary of tlie Hoard of Education has
made It the subject of an appeal to tlie
churches. All denominations have felt sore
ly pressed by it Why .is this? Onr young
men are swallowed up in tne vortex of com
merce and trade. Parental example, and
often parental counsel, gives their mind mat
bent The Church has not spirituality
enough to embrace her sons by faith, in her
prayer that tlie Lord would.scml more labor
ers into tlie harvest She is. herself, so
largely carried away by this material pros
* verity, that such prayers would seem to he
almost a mockery of God .'■ ■
The Stated Clerk gives an item which sus
tains the foregoing view witliSmguhir sig
nificance. Our great Presbyterian Church
has not forgotten her whole duty.
Though she may have failed in increasing
her numbers, by reason of worldliness, tlie
material prosperity which is so largely her
spiritual detriment has filled the treasury of
her boards to overflowing. She . contributed
to tlie various purposes of the Gospel at home
and abroad during the year ending May last,.
$8,1574.291, a much larger amount than was
given in any one year, except two of the seven
embraced in me summary. This, so tar,
speaks well. A few years ago it was the
fashion of the boards, with rare exceptions,
to go up to the General Assembly annually
with a heavy debt. Now they show* full
treasuries. For this we thank God and take
courage. Hut we trust the day is far off when
the Church shall feel that she can get to
Heaven upon her money. We fear there are
- some members in her communion who trust
largely to their money to open the pates of
, ; Heaven to their souls—trust thus, not form
ally, but unconsciously.. .
■ ' " 'there is no sin in being rich, nor 111 getting
rich; and we should rejoice that, so many
rich men are so liberal with their' wealth.
The Church must have money, and a great
deal ot it, to enable her to “ preach tlie Gos
pel to every’ creature.” But this is not, at
present, her chief need. Ucrgreat want is,
on the one hand, to be weaned from worlrt
liness, and on the other, as essential to this
weaning, to receive a fresh manifestation of
the power of the-Holy Spirit. Should this
take possession of lier ministry
pie so as to secure such afull conseciation as
Christ demands, another ecclesiastical ,> ear
could notroll round without the
downward tendency of so many J tars in J
sard to the numbers added on < V“ l '
Our condition fur years pas'. N'l icl our
official tables show, will recen
scrutiny. Various will be the
signed for it. Many will be cm e<i lilh.s
suggested as a remedy, but, ;dtua.li
ever our ill-success maybe acu
there is but oneenre-a ' . l
the Holy Spirit upon ministers and people.
■THE METHODIST MECCA.
mi-pAIIATIONS FOIi TIIK ECf.MKXIC.Vt. COX
FKKKNCK IN LONDON.
Loxnox, Aug. IS.—For the past few days
1 have peered iu and around the region of
London least known to Americans and
rarely visited by tourists of any nationality.
This may be concretely called 1-msumj.
Once it was known by and still lias the local
name of Moorliclds. Great moors formed
this outer part ot London on the north by
west, and on these moors two windmills,
which gave a part ot the locality the name
of Windmill Hill, and what is. known as
Windmill street From Moorlields to the
southern part of the great city road entered
London wall by the then opening called
Moor-Gate, and now known as Moorgate
street Today the only remains of Unsold
Homan London wall can be seen in a little
avenue intersecting Moorgate street in
this very' Finsbury -/.one. In this lo
cality of Moorlields you can lind Homan,
Greek, Russian, Scotch, Welsh,- Quaker,
and Wesleyan places of . worship in
close proximity, and, 100, you can lind liete
Israel’s synagogs growing up with a historic
wealth of past ages and present power never
dreamed of 100 years ago by the snpincst of
Christians or Uie most zealous of faith fac
tiouists. But at this moment tne greatest
interest hovers around what I have been
pleased to style the Methodists’ Mecca. 1 ids
is the Wesleyan Chapel, situated about
three-quarters of a mile due north-on this
city road from the Bank ol Bujrhuiu. It \\ as*
founded on the very rainy Monday morning
01 April til, U7T, and on Uie moisl and dis
mal Sunday afternoon of Nov. 1, IGs, it was
completed and opened fur dedicatory serv
ices. Joint Wesley was at this time in ins
75th year, hale, hearty, and hol\. lie
preached a sermon on that day from part ot
Solomon's prayer, and i have just mushed
reading it in Uie very room .wherein he
composed it-at the very table whereon lit
wrote it, and in the chair wherein he sat and
studied it, iu the “Wesley llouse, adjoin
ing this chapel. That part of Urn cii> load
whereon the Wesleyan Chapel, or the--Metho
dist Mecca, Is situated is called Koyal row.
The ground leased for the graveyard and
the site of the chapel was original!}* skilled
on the front by little houses, designated as
Koval row. But -after giving John \Vcslc>
his’lease, the city authorities, claiming terri
torial right of way, pulled down this row of
houses, and opened up to Uie fiont the \\ e*-
leylor. This lot was lIS feel from nonh to
south, or front, and 314 feet deep. On it was
built the present chapel, which duly became
larger by alterations, and is now mg enough
to hold comfortably tbe coming Ecumenical
Conference delegates to tile number ot over
Uie stipulated 100, and twice as many more.
It is a square-built structure, solemn and
solid-looking. - Within it is more imposing
than without. A line, lofty. Hat ceding
sheds a single gas •• sunlight” ot great
power over the rectangular pews and the
great, galleries. The pulpit stands out prom
inently in front of the recessed sanctuary,
which is a sort of added ample alcove to the
chancels, effectively lit up by three very
large windows. 1 noticed some twcnty-loui
or twenty-live monumental tablets in Hus
chapel. Six or seven are within the com
munion rails, aflixed-totlie walls. They are
to tiie memory of the Kev. John \Vcs!e\, tit_
Kev, John Fletcher, the Kev..»osepli Benson,
on the north side, and on" the south to me
Kev. Charles Wesley, the Key. Dr. Xhoinas
Coke, and Uie Kev. -Adam Llarke. Oiuside
the communion rails two monumental palais
to the memory of the Kev..[abe/. Bunting,
D I>. ami the Kev. i.lieliard A arson aie
very effective to the visitor taking a coup
d'ohl of this interesting chapel from the en
trance door, Between Uie windows of me
main walls other monuments can be seen.
One attracted my attention, and I mav be al
lowed to describe it. „
1 believe the inscription is attributed to one
of Wesley's own trustees. Dr. Whitehead;
Outlie tup of Uie laulet is a marble design
typical of a globe and exhibiting Burope,
Vsia, Africa, and America. This sigmnes
Uie expanse of Methodism.;! ■suppose, all
over Uie world. This globe is upheld bj a
Bible and liturgy, and Uie backs of two
other hooks can be seen, marked “ sermons'
and “Minutes.’ 5 Then, in suitable juxtapo
sition. are a shepheid’s crook and winged
trumpet, typical of gathering in Uie Hock and
the lina! summons of the angel ol the Lout.
Above all is a white Heating cloud, t-nroug.i
which the rays of “light ” to enlighten toe
world glint. Then comes the inscription,
which at this season of Methodists meeting
I mav give from my note-book, as 1 stopped
to copy it. It commences with one of John
Wesley’s own sentences:
“ The best of ah is, God Is with us.”
Sacred to Uie memory of
’ Tbe Kev. John Wesley, M. A.
A man in learning and sincere piety scarcely
inferior to anv; in zeal, ministerial labors,
and extensive usefulness superior, perhaps,
to all men since the days ut Bt. 1 anl. l,e
gardless of fatigue, personal denser, and dis
grace, lie went out into the highways and
hedges, calling sinners to repentance and
publishing the Gospel of peace. lie was the
founder of the Methodist societies mid the
chief promoter and patron of the plan of
itinerant preaching, which he extended
through Great Britain and Ireland, the West
Indies and America with unexampled suc
cess He was horn the ITth J one, ITO:!, and
died the 2d of -March, 17U1. in sure and certain
hope of eternal life through the atonement
and mediation of a crucified -Savior.
He was sixtv-five years in the ministry and
fifty-two an itinerant preacher, lie lived to
see in three kingdoms only about alO itiner
ant and 1,000 local preachers raised up from
the midst of his own .people, and SO.UUO per
sons in the societies under ins care, ins
iiamc will be ever held in grateful .re
membrance by all who rejoice in the
universal spread of the gospel of. Christ.
“ Soli Deo Gloria.” 1 am iold the
orimnal lines have been altered from “the
patron and friend of the lay preachers, by
whose aid he extended the-plan of itinerant
preaching,” to "was the chief promoter and
patron of the plan of itinerant preaching.”
Otherwise the foregoing is as f)r. Whitehead
wrote it, and it has been my pleasure to see
the original draft, now in file possession of a
Dr. Whitehead living at Gravesend, and who
is Ute descendant of Wesley's trustee.
Close to this monument is that ot John
Wesley’s most potent defender, the renowned
John Fletcher. lam told lie is not buried
here.- Appropriate is the design of this tao
let It represents the ark of the covenant,
tv ideal of Fletcher’s evangelical thoughtful
zeal and his constant communing with his
Maker. 1 can recollect one of Ute finest trib
utes to this divine given by a popular Method
ist in Petersburg, Va., some twenty-live
years ago. when Fletcher’s combat on the
“Antinbnian” heresy created a revived sen
sation in those Virginia days, fie was horn
at Xyon, in Switzerland, but became V tear of
Madly, in Shropshire, where he died anti is
buried, lie was the meekness and the wis
dom indeed in the coadjutor of John \\ esley.
Benson's tablet is a pediment ot scrollwork,
the centre encircling a butterfly. A zealous
practical commentator, laborious and. con
sistent, was this orthodox Benson.
1 was struck witli Ute tablet to. Jahez Bunt
ing. it carries a profile likeness of this di
vine. Great force of individual character is
indicated, and withal' a powerful, broad
catholic spirit pervades the expression. Elo
' quent, intrepid, and persistent in religious
thought and feeling was this man. A glance
across at Mrs. Mortimer’s memorial tablet.
It is verv attractive. lam told site was one
of tbe “'first ladies of Methodism.” Certain
ly her career made her a Christian example
well worthy of emulation by less lovely
women. Site was the most exemplary and
earnest of Christian women in her day. To
her John Wesley gave the only portrait of
himselt by Sir Joshua Beynohls, as a gilt to
accompany his gold seal bearing his initials.
1 mav here mention that Mrs. Mortimer was
a Miss Kitchie. 1 look at another interesting
tablet, it is to the memory of the Kev. Hub
ert Newton. Two weeks ago 1 read bis life,
written by Mr. Thomas Jackson, and I never
was more chanhed with a career and charac
ter of untiring energy, boundless fidelity,
and earnest faith, remaps there is no book
in Ute English tongue more touchingly beau
tiful in style and purity of diction than tins
of Jackson’s. -
Hook at the monumental ottering to ute
memorv ot Charles Wesley. And this is the
poet, preacher, and churchman whom Ox
ford dons first signalized by giving him the
sobriquet of “ Methodist” lie was the first
man ever so designated. I have read nis
poems and psalms often, and always with
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delight. lie is symbolized in tins chapel
with emblems on the pediment of his monu
ment. signifying the sacramental cup ana
brc;uf with tlie lyre close by; thus preacher
and poet are combined., What a hue lnic is
this above the insignia: God biiriLSilis
workmen, but carries on His work. *
tlie Jomr tribute to Charles Wesley, however
beautifully composed. 1 never felt so much
desire to die and have a decent epitaph be
fore now. Posthumous praise is tetj nice
for your rich relations. 1 pirns over ti e tab
lets to the Hcv. Thomas Coke, as ho that
wiinieth souls is wise,” is alone a volume of
tribute. And tins is aVUmu Clark s iiioiiu
ment before me now. Adam Cla.kc. \\ hat
an inlinit roll ; of recollections does not
this name arouse I! |.. u.^ohipt
schoolboys even. A white tablet,
with a freely ornamented pediment in the
centre whereof is an eagle, reminds, me of
the greatness ’‘our bird’ istipicalot. a ftp
scrolls are partly open, and on them ate wttf
ten Hebrew and Greek lines, indicating
Adam Clarke’s mental vigor, vancul learn
ing, and Christian zeal. Lut. nidetd, his
uraise is in all Christian churches, and I
need say no more of his character. Looking
at his portrait yesterday, 1 was sti ack v. it.i
his month. It is large and loosely formed,
vet indicating generous expression. JUs
i>vcs are of a laughing, somewhat slj ly ent
ical cast, and his long, curly hair serves to
make a ideasing picture, be it a portrait oi
not. He was an extempore preacher, and
made points tolling and truthful—a very
prominent feature in his eloquent. addresses,
He looks like a dramatic courtier, with a
three-cornered cocked hat on. in fact, -t is
one of our Colonial Kevoluliouary hats, and
John Wesley was favorable to this head-geai,
which gave a Napoleonic style to some, and
sedan chair carrier’s mode to others. A lace
like Adam Clarke’s became tins style of hat,
and he seems to have been very fond of it,
for he had his portraits always painted with
11 The phii’u white marble slab with its in
scription to Lady Mary h iitzgerah also in
terests me. This lady left the lashionabh,
world “and joined the faith” by the oxer
lions of u noble relative. She was brought
to death’s door by being set on lire through
a slight accident. 1 leave the interior of this
chapel and go on to the rear ol it, where lies
the body of John Wesley. Ot him the thns
tain world knows all. 1 come to the trout of
the chapel and there see Lire monument to his
mother. It is fourteen feet high and ot
Sicilian white marble. Such a son and such
a mother make examples worthy ol those
who would live and die well. 1 now go into
lire little adjoining house where John \\ cs
ley lived and died. You can enter by the
back. It is a little, low-sized door, with a
dingv coal of green paint and a small non
knocker to announce your presence. 1 pre
sunt my curd, and am at once shown to the
reception-room of the present incumbent, the
jtev. Mr. Ponder, who .soon appears. He
is a handsome man in his lacc and
a good man in his expression. Ami
this Is the room where John Wesley
received his guests. It is about twenty
feet square and of equal lofty proportions.
\n old glazed book-case linely made and
worthy of copying in this age of retrogressive
art furniture is on the north side of the
room. The chair in which John Mosley
sat, studied, wrote, and conversed is on the
west side between Hie two windows, it is to
all appearance of hard Italian waiiiut, with
but few joints. Not a Chippendale chair aim
not a Queen Anne absurdity. It is •early
enough in simplicity and charming enough
in comfort, and would make a fortune toi
any esthetic upholslererund furniture manu
facturer if amply copied and called • the
Wesley chair.” 1 (ind tlie rest of the articles
in the room simple and few, but modern. 1
go into the adjoining and communicating
rooms. The first was Wesley’s bed-room.
Here lie died. In this little room, fourteen
bv eighteen lect, was his small .and nanow
bed. It is now gone. His escritoire or up
right writing-desk is still there and where
the bed stood. It is a peculiar and pretty
desk. The inside of the doors are pasted
over with engraved portraits of \\es
levan divines and zealous laymen.
The china “ eraokiey ” •kettle ot Wesley is
the occupant of Uie book-shelves, and on it
is tlie usual grace before meals that in those
davs marked pitcher and platter, kettle and
cup. it is one of those rotund, pule,-yellow
ish-white earthenware kettles, with a straight
spout at an angle of 10 degrees elevation
from the budv. It has done duty in bawin
iiali, (la., as well as in Finsbury, Loudon.
Near the desk is a tiny four-legged table,
withal! the marks of “ the slave ol the lamp.
On this John Wesley wrote many a pungent
letter. Tins room is lit by one window, ami
from it you can see the rear grave-yard where
the great preacher lies mute, but whose
spirit is abroad and aloud today. This win
dow casts a rav of eastern light upon an oll
painting bv some unknown hand and repre
senling imiiiferently John Wesley. It is a
poor painting of a pious preacher who toned
for per annum. 1 learn that John W es-
Icy was short in stature, below live feet live
inches, spare in figure, but generous in activ
ity. Jiis face was of the long lean type, yet
lull of u beaming warmth that was inspiring,
ilis nose was of that type Napoleon always
picked his best men from—a long nose. Ills
eyes were light, lustrous, and large. Ills
mouth energetic and prominent, lie
possessed the face of u .Paul-like
preacher, because it was ever saying some
thing dircctlv and indirectly. A great, mov
ing face. Beyond this bedroom ol \\ esley is
the merest apology y£r a room. It is a sort
of glorified sentniu x. Here he had hi»
papers filed away.ijoDu told that he Jacked
order as bv rule in arranging his
papers, and vet heCwas most orderly m Und
mg ail lie wanted. 'Jiis whole life was sys
tematic. On the Willis of the kitchen, so
small and so dark, and yet so cleanly, he had
a placard to Hie effect that everybody should
go to bed at U o’clock and get up at 5 m the
morning. And they did, and were happy,
.wealthy, and wise! I could sketch a pretty
picture from my notes of John Wesley;s
death-bed room. There the good Miss Litehie
and the .saintly Mrs. Bradford—there the sim
ple window received the morning rays of
light on the *Jd of March. 17l»l, as John W es
ley feebly whispered, “Farewell! tarewcll !-
and his earthly light was put out; there the
°roup of relatives and friends, who united to
sing, with saddened hearts and sweet voices:
* k Wuitlmr to receive thy spirit,
, Lo! taeSavior stands above.
Shows the purchase of His merit,
Ueachcs out the crown of love.
Now, look out, unci you will sen where the
nursery o£ Methodism originated. It was
culled ‘the “.Foundry,” anil stood alone to
compete with the aerial arehiteetiire on
Windmill Hill. In ITH! the British Govern
ment. ever alive to war trophies becoming
niateriallv or morally useful, resolved to es
tablish asmelting-furnace on Windmill Hill,
southeast hut a little distance from tlie pres
ent Chv Bond burial grounds. Here the
Duke of Marlborough’s great eaptured guns
from the French armies were patriotically
hauled bv the populace and prepared lor re
smelting'by one Col. Armstrong, Inspector
of lUrdnance. A strolling Swiss looked at
tlie recasting molds and pronounced them
defective liv reason of dampness. But no
British subject, and particularly an ordnance
tilliccr, could he instructed by a Swiss then
,or now. The melted brass was duly poured
into the molds, and .then followed a fright
ful explosion, and the death of some intelli
gent British artisans. Then public procla
mation was made for this Swiss to return
and talk to’Col. Armstrong. He came, he
saw, mid he comiuered the British ordnance
oliicer, and moved the Moorlichls was not
the place for a foundry a.id that Woolwich
was. And the Swiss, Schalch by name, gave
to England a lesson she has really con
descended to learn well. Then the Foundry
became a vacant min on tlie highway. Tins
was the cheap and attractive place for the
preachers driven out ot churches, amlTiere
John Wesley first called the first Ecumenical
Conference known to Methodists. Tins event
isiioted down as taking place in the Foundry
on June 23. ITB, and it continued for five
davs. Six clericals and four laymen were
present. The program was: First, “ M hat
to teach ? ” second, “ How to teadi ? third,
“ What to dote regnlatedoetrine, discipline,
and practice?” Here, then, the cradle anti
the nursery of Methodism. Where its
boundaries and its growtlf.’
When I contemplate 000,000 American
Methodists, with their vast appliances ot
puloits and prayer-meetings on Hie high
roads and hedges, in chapels and meeting
houses, their schools and their hooks, their
citizenship and their industries, I may lie
pardoned in devoting one entire letter to
them. 1 could give twenty more, and tcdl
much not yet published ot the cradle ami the
Mecca of Methodism in this zone where
more millions are now to he represented by
clerical and lav delegates on the coming 7th
of September than have ever been before
congregated in this moving and mighty
Christian and nn-Christian age. when the
armor of righteousness is to be buckled on
by every true man to fight Uie good light.
TUTUAXiIS.M IX EXGLAXD.
•‘THE IXCEESIASriCAI. COURTS REGFT.A
TTON HIM.COSTS .VXD SEQUESTRATION
—.MR. GREEN ANI> Ills COMPANIONS. IX
TRIRLT.ATIOX LEGISLATIVE INTERFER
ENCE—THE PROSPECT.
. .Wit* Ytrrk Hemld.
An additional misfortune has, during the
past week, befallen the unhappy ritualists.
“The Ecclesiastical Courts Regulation bill.”
a bill which had for its object the release
from prison of the Kev. Mr. Green, of Miles
Platting, and which had been hurried
through the Rouse of Lords, lias fallen
through for the season. It was brought up
on Tuesday evening by Mr. Beresford Hope,
a warm friend of the Ritualists, for a second
reading in the Commons, when the House was
suddenly counted out. The contumacious
priest must, therefore, submit to Ids fate
until Parliament reassembles. The absorb
ing Interest which has been universally taken
in the Irish Land hill lias prevented the gen
eral public from giving to the politico-eccle
siastical question the attention and consider
ation which it deserves and which otherwise
it would have had. It is a question on which
public opinion in England is much divided.
Among rich and poor alike, in political and
ecclesiastical circles, in town and iu country,
the imprisoned clergy have friends as well
as foes. If by the one class they are de
nounced as schismatics and disturbers of the
peace, by the other class they are regarded as
martyrs for liberty, for conscience, for the
truth; ami if the Bishops, as a rule, are op
posed to them and unwilling to grant relief,
workingmen’s societies in London and else
where convey to them their sympathy and
proclaim the iniquity of the laws under
which such things can bo done.
The three clergymen who now command
most attention are the IV?vs. T. Pelham Dale,
K. \\ T . Knraght, and S. F. Green. The two
former are no longer in prison, bi|t are under
suspension from ollice. Naturally, therefore,
interest ; centres most in Mr. flreen. Each
has allowed himself, to be taken to prison
rather than change his opinions or his prac
tice. They are, therefore, companions in
sympathy, as they have been mid as they still
are in tribulation. There are hundreds of
clergymen in the Church of England who
hold the opinions of those proscribed priests,
and who even now habitually indulge in the
liitualistic practices for which they have been
condemned and for which they now sulfer,
and, from the sympathy which the case of
Air. Cireen in particular has evoked, it is
abundantly manifest Unit liitualistic observ
ances have found favor with a large number
of the English people. This whole body,
clerical and lay, identities itself with the in
dividual sufferers and makes the cause com
mon. It is this fact which gives importance
to the entire affair. Punishment does not
reach all the offenders, and even if it did it
would not root out the disease.
Dr. Piisey regards Mr. Green as a “ hard
working, devoted priest, torn from ids peo
ple. whom lie loved, mid by whom he was
loved in return, and immured in a jail for
felony, instead of laboring forsouls for whom
Christ died, mid all because he could not
read‘.i‘not’into a simple direction-of the
Prayer Hook.” Dr. Pusey doubtless cor
rectly expresses the general sentiment of the
ilitualists. Whatever he the merit or dement,
of Mr. Green, however righteous or unright
eous liis punishment, it is undeniable that he
has suffered—suffered so severely as to com
mand a deep mid widespread sympathy. It
is bad enough , for such a man—a man de
voted to his work mid accustomed to all the
amenities of. !ifc-to be immured in a com
mon prison, condemned to idleness, and shut
off from all the comlorisjof honie. 'I Ins. how
ever, it appears, docs not complete the sum ot
Mr. .Green’s sufferings. It is unnec
essary to go into all the details ot
Mr Green’s offense mm imprison
ment. His primary offense was persistent
indulgence in ritualistic practices, the of
fense, however, for which he suffers impris
onment is entitled ‘•contumacy and in con
tempt.” The peeuliaiity of the ease called
for the interference of the Lord Chancellor,
and it was under the direction ot the Lord
Chancellor that .Mr. Green was arrested mid
lodged in Lancaster Jail. -Mr. Green was
condemned by Lord Penzance in the costs ot
the several proceedings of the .Chancery
Court of the Province of York. These costs
were taxed, ami, as they were not paid, Uie
Lord Chancellor first ordered-sennestration
to issue, and then ordered Mr. flreen s fur
niture to he sold. It w=s declared by the
Lord Chancellor at the same time that the
profits of Mr. Green’s living could not tie
taken until all his temporal property had
been exhausted. Mr. Dale has since .found
himself in a similar predicament. In Ins
extremity Mr. Green appealed to the House
of Lords'; hut that House liassincedismissed
the appeal without, however, adding costs
aggainst the appellant. . , ,
It would have been strange indeed if. tinder
these accumulated and accumulating trou
bles. sympathy bad not been called tortb on
behalf of the imprisoned and iiinch-suffcniig
clergyman. It was in these circumstances
thaU-he petition was sent to the Home Secre
tary urging Mr. Green’s release, and that the
proposal was made to send a similar petition
direct to’hcr Majesty. This sympathetic tccl
ing found its way to the House of Lords, and
Lord Deauchamp introduced what he culled
•• The Ecclesiastical Courts Regulation bill,
the real object of wliicli was to secure the
release ot Mr. Green. This bill reveals m a
striking manner the peculiarities ot English
law. 7 rite law under which Mi'. Green was
imprisoned was passed in ISlti. . lu its
original form it prescribed imprisonment
as a means of enlorciug the orders of a
court: it made no provision for release. It
was . amended in I*lo to meet the case of a
certain Mr. Thorogood, who was 1111-
prlsoned because'he refused to pay Church
rates and for disregarding the citation to
appear before an ecclesiastical court, and
lienee it was called Tliurogood’s act. In its
amended form it allows the release of a
prisoner incarcerated under a writ tie con
lununce capiendo at the expiration ot six
months with the consent of the other parties
to the suit. U is now proposed to further
amend the bill byumittimr the proviso re
(Miinmrthe consent of the other parties to
the suit. If Lord Beauchamp’s amcmUmi
hill had been carried it would have provided
for six months’ imprisonment without any
oualilicafums. In such a case Mr. Green
would have been a free man at the expira
aiui of six months from March lU, the <late
of his imprisonment, it will thus be seen
that the conntimr out of the House on 1 ues
dav last, and their setting .aside the hill until
the reassembling of Parliament, was some
what of a misfortune to Mr. Cireen person
ally, and also to the ritualists generally, bo
tar us the law is concerned. Mr. Green must
remain in prison until Parliament shall have
met and taken some suitable action m the
not improbable that Lord Beauchamp’s
Ecclesiastical Courts Peculation bill may
be taken up and pushed through on the re
assembling of the Houses. It would not be
wonderful, however, if It were .made to give
way to some more comprehensive measure.
Lt meets a diliieulty, but it does not meet the
whole case. Mr. Green, for example, under
such a law, would be tree at the expiration
of his six months’term ot imprisonment
free to .go forth and tree to obey the law.
Unfortunately, however, he would be tree
also to disobey it, and unless some rad tea
change has passed over him what likelihood
is there that he would not disobey it. what
thenV it is difficult,-indeed, as-the Arch
bishop of Canterbury well puts it, to under
stand u how a gentleman with such convic
tions its Mr. Green has is to be kept
out of prison after lie has once
been released—how ho is to be pre
vented from getting into prison again.
As was pointed out in these columns last
Sumlav, Mr. Green is his own jailer. Hy ex
pressing a willingness to conform to the re
(Miircmcnts of the law he could command Ins
immediate release. It is unite e,videnc that
the British Parliament lias not yet found out
a cure for this peculiar ecclesiastical disease
called ritualism. Mr. Green and his com
panions in diliieulty might do well to imi
tate the example of'Stopford Brooke—step
down and out of the establishment. But
this, it is to be feared, is an extremity on
which they do not calculate, it will not he
wonderful, however, if as the result of the
labor of the Boval Commission, already tak
ing evidence as to the working of the eccle
siastical courts, some such action should be
forced upon them. The present condition of
Hituzs in the Church of England is neither
dignified nor becoming.
GENERAL NOTES.
A liberal man who chooses to do good by
stealtli lias contributed the entire cost for a
new steel boat for the Baptist missionary ex
pedition on the African lakes.
Tlie French Government pays to the Bish
ops and clergy of the nation salaries .aggre
gating over 510.0C0.000 per .annum. A’ine
tciiths of the people are nominally Catholics,
bufwilh many it is based upon respectability
of religion rather than allegiance to the
Pope.
Another tribute to the value of American
missions in the East comes from an dfiicial
source. Sirßobcrt Biddulph, High Com
missioner and Commander-in-Chief of Cy
prus/ writes to the London Times acknowl
edging the good work accomplished in the
girls’ school at Larnaca, which is managed
by ladies connected with Uie u omen s
Union Missionary, Society of N ew) ork, and
asking the aid of the British public for its
continuance, pointing out that the expense
should more justly fail on the British than
on the American people.
A circular letter lias been issued by the
Kabhi Huelf dated “Memel-on the day of
the destruction of the Temple Ah oth 00-U
(Aug. 4, 1SS1),” asking aid tor the unfort
unate Israelites who were burned out m the
Russian Towns of Minsk, Koretz, blomm,
Augnslovo, Chwodau, and Nenstudt, neat
the Russian nontier.
Tlie Jewish population is estimated as fol
lows by Jlichard Amlrie
Europe.
Africa.
Asm.
America..
Australia.
Total.
Accordin'; tn the statistics presented at the
Connecticut Conference the Congregational
churches of Unit State contain 55/2U2 mem
bers. There were :m ministers and hity-two
licentiates at work during the year, 'i lie ad
ditions to the Church by letter and profession
of faith aggregated '-,158, of winch I.OJb
were by letter. The rcaiovals were as tol
lows: J3y death, 037; by letter, 1,034; ami
by discipline, 172; making a total of
There were I,UW baptisms. The total mem
bership of the Sunday-schools was
There were families represented in the
congregations. The donations amounted to
§2.57,022; the legacies to $215,504.
The llev. Dr. Timothy Dwight, Professor
of Divinity at Vale College, in bringing to a
close the series of papers on the b irst LPisiie
to tho Corinthians which he has contributed
to Public Opinion (London) writes .asfol
lows: “We have thus passed in review tho
changes and improvements which the revis
ion contains in the First Epistle totheLo
rinthiaus. it has not, indeed, been possible
to refer to them all, but so many illustrations
have been given in the several classes de
scribed that the reader will have a satisfac
tory survey of the whole subject. Whatever
may be said of other portions of the .New
Testament we think it will be generally ad
mitted that in this Epistle the changes have
improved the old translation. 1 hey are such
ns make the English version, conform more
completely to the Greek original. It this be
true tile revisers have done a good woik lor
the Church. If it be true with regard to all
the New Testament books, the work which
they have done will remain as a blessing to
the readers of these books for generations to
come. Put the blessing will be only in the
clearer presentation of the Divine truth, and
therefore it will be only to theglory ot Dod.
The citizens of Hinsdale have undertaken
the completion of the Union Congregational
Church, work on which was discontinued
after the panic of ISTtt. After that lime the
basement was used for church services, but
the recent large attendance and increasing
interest has demanded better facilities. Ihe
society is indebted to William llobbms, ot
that place, tor a gift of tho church lot and ot
the greater portion of the expense which, up
to this time, has been incurred. Much ot
the material is now on hand for the comple
tion of the work. The estimated expense is
about £5,.500. It was thought that it tho
people of the tillage subscribed §:5,000 the
remainder could be procured through con
tributions by the wealthy dmrdies of this
city, but so great lias been the local enthu
siasm that over §5,000 has already been sub
scribed, mostly by Uie people of the village.
The building will be constructed of stone,
surmounted by a tower. The contracts will
be let early in the present month, ami the
building inclosed by the Ist of December.
The' pastor, the llev. Mr. Ellis, has greatly
endeared himself to the people, and it is
greatly owing to his ministry and genera
efforts that the citizens of the place of ail
shades of religious belief have so generously
responded to the calls made upon them.
'J'lie Roman Catholic Church makes pros
ress In Norway, according to 3lgr. Dcniaid,
ITefect-Apostdlie of that country, who writes
to tlie.V/.Vcsfon.v Ciitholi'iuts from Christian la:
“1 am happy to inform you Unit the year ItvsO
has been nmrkod by consoling progress. In
onr various stations there have been some
lifty conversions. Tin) lYefeetnre-Apostohe
has bail its members increased by a small
community of missions of l.a Salettc, who
arc established at Trondlijeim; tins Church
of the Sacred Heart Ims been blessed and
opened for worship. The stations of 1 lamer
test (Lapland), Tromo, and Alton are devel
oping. The station of Freilenekstaat, re
cently opened under tiie direction ot 31.
Kjelsberg. a Norwegian missionary, contin
ues to score many conversions, and we shag
leave ere long to. think of building a church,
with its presbytery and school. I' redencks
hald, favored with a special mission, is also
making palpable progiyss. At Christiania,
the capital, and at Bergen, which ranks as
the second town in the kingdom, the church
es of St. Olaf and St. I'aiil are well attended,
and especially in the capital, the returns to
Catholicism increase every year, the Staters
of St. Joseph, who are now unite popu.ar,
feel encouraged in their idea of opening a
small hospital. This year wo have to thank
J living Providence tor having: led the Oov
ermnent to ipcrea.se our reiigionsTiborties
and give a fresh proof of its spirit of fairness
towards all its subjects.”
msiiop ii.vvEX on death.
The late Bishop E. O. Raven in June last
sent to the Christum jlih'ocutc an article
entitled " Eight ami Darkness in the Last
Hours,” accompanying-it with a note in
which lie said: “This will do as well at one
time as another. I write it at this time be
cause 1 felt like it, and believe that its publi
cation might do good.” The editor laid the
article oiie side temporarily, intending to
keep it until some event lent it peculiar sig
idlicance. Its publication now; follows the
death of the Bishop .himself. In the course
of the article Bishop Haven said: " One
characteristic of Christian comfort in the de
parting hour is the apparent absence
of all conscious bracing up tor tlio
occasion. The Christian docs not seem
to lie nerved to meet a foe. He is peace
fully or joyfully about to start on
journey, and he seems to feel no me.: ot
pleasant society, on the wav. It is a parting
without the usual grief on Ids side. . . .
Some Christians, perhaps foolishly, indulge
fears about death. It is really to one who
dies a matter of no conseunence at all
whether it is slow or sudden, attended with
peace or jov, or not. 1 have long since de
termined to indulge consciously no choice
on the subject. But it js noticeable that
some who have feared it have been wonder
fully sustained when the dreaded moment
came.” The article closes as follows: “An
English philosopher could relieve the uncon
cealed anxiety of ids later hours by a fan
cied dialog between himself and tlia ferry
man who should bear Ids soul over the fan
cied river; the old Homan could cover Ids
face, and turn to the wall and die; it is left
to the Christian to remain unmoved and pas
sive, and receive the summons which thrills
the soul with the foretasted joys of Heaven.”
THE AIX-I.A-CIIAPEI.LE CATIIEDKAL.
Since the completion of the Cologne Cathe
dral the hand of German architects who ac
complished that great work have naturally
been looking out for some other undertaking
of similar 'character. German ardor like
wise seems more willing to expend itself in
great works of restoration and completion
than original achievement. The restora
tion of Strasburg Minster was long con
sidered. but finally it lias been decided that
Aix-la-Chapelle shall be the next great na
tional undertaking. This beautiful basilica
dates back to the time of Charlemagne, and is
far richer than Cologne in areh.eologieal in
terest and historical associations. Indeed,
no other building in Germany can claim such
a momentous past as that which contains, the
tomb of the lirst German Emperor. It is. of
course, a national duty that such a building
should lie preserved as far as possible, hot it
is doubtful whether posterity will thank the
present age for its completions and reconst ruc
tions. one of the main proposals at Atx-la-
Chapeileis to rebuild the tower of the eastern
facade, which was burned down two centu
ries a-o. Tills is to be rebuilt according to
the original design; but it is not stated now,
in the nineteenth century, the faith and as
uirations ;in> to bu reconstructed out 01 which
such buildings grew, as it were, spontane
ously, in medieval times. -Nmv, at best, all
that can lie attained is a forced imitative con
struction, not a free growth; and, this being
the case, it might be wiser for the present
age to express Us own thoughts and science,
rather than attempt to turn hack to the de
signs of an age of faith, when the faitli nec
essary for carrying them out lias long been
dead.— London Academy.
PERSONAE.
The Rev. J..3L Greene, of West Brighton,
Staten Island, is going on missionary work
to Mexico.
: Mr. A. W.Wnterbnry, of Saratoga, is about
to take holy orders in order to join the mis
sionaries amon the Tclngus.
Tlie Rev. David S. Scliaff, who for four
vears lias been the- laborious and success
ful pastor of the Presbyterian Church at
Hastings, Xeb., litis resigned his charge to
engage m literary work in N cw Yor«. in cm»
nectlon with his father, the Ret. Ur. Plulip
Seliaff, o£ Union Theological Seminary.
The Rev. G. W. Woodall, of the Methodist
■mission at Hyderabad, is at Shelter Island,
recuperating his shattered health.
The Revs. 11. R. Williams, of the Tchisn
mid W. 11. Roberts, ot the Baptist Mission
in Buniiah, are in the city visiting friends.
SUNDAY SAIAD.
“ I take my tox (lis morning,” said a col
ored preacher, “front dht potion ob do
Scripture whar de Postol Paul pints his pis
tol to de Fusions.”
On being asked what he thought fireflies
were made fur, a little boy answered. ‘ 1
think God made them for candles to light
the little frogs to bed.”
.0,
, 40VJ5M
. 152.547
. uounh
. 20,000
■A worthy Ueacon in a town not far away
gave notice at a prayer-meeting the other
night oi a church-meeting that was to bo
held immediately after, and unconsciously,
added: “ There is no objection to the female
brethren remaining.”
A minister overtook a Quaker lady, and
politely assisted her in opemm:
site was a comparative stranger m “
said: “ Vou don’t know, perhaps,
Mr. : haven't yon lieatd me preach.
“Ihave heard thee try, was the quick re
joinder. ‘. ‘
.Ministers have been funny eversince they
began to preach. Tito chaplain of James J.,
when speaking of the depravity of the .i.e,
said: “Almost all houses hava been made
into ale-houses: men iu these degenerate
days make matrimony a matter of monei,
and they are apt to risk their parmlist 011 a
pair o’ dice. Was it so in the daj» of Noah.
Alt, no.”
The Archbishop.of Cologne has had a
curious experience in a recent examination
of children, “is the sacrament of continua
tion necessary to salvation;* ’ he inquired of
a boy. “Nu, Monsignor,” responded the
lad; “but when there is an opportunity of
receiving it we should not lose it. well
said,” responded the prelate, llien, turn
ing to a girl, he asked if the sacrament of
matrimony was necessary to salvation. it
is not,” was the quaint reply; but when
the occasion arises it should not be lost.
.6.05U.132
An elder, while baptizing converts at a re
vival meeting. advanced with a wiry, sharp
eveil old cliap in the water. Jle asked the
usual (inestion. whether there was any rea
son why the ordinance of baptism should not
be administered. After a pause a tall, pow
erful-looking man, who was looking (inietlj
on, remarked, “Elder, I don’t want to inter
fere in yer business. but I want to say that
this is an old sinner you have (tot hold ot,
and that one dip won’t do him any (rood. It
von want to get the sin out ot him you II
have to anchor him out m the deepwater
over night.” ____
CAJjENDAII FOU THE WEEK.
Eriscor.u..
Sept. 4—Twelfth Sunday after Trinity,
Sept. U—Fust.
CATHOLIC.
s; C pt. 4—Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost,
Sept. o—St. Lawrence Justinian, li. C.
Sept. U—Form.
■soptls—XaUvltyof thoB.V.M.: SJ.Adrian, M.
Sept. I)—Of the Octave of tho Aainity, ot,
Gorjroulus, M. _
Sept. 10—St. Xioholaa of Toientmo, C.
army reunion.
Program of tlio Ueunion of tlie Society
of'tlie Army of tUc Cumberland at
Chattanooga, 'l’cnil., Tills JSonlli-
Tlic aimuul reunion of the Society of the
Army of the Cumberland will he held this,
year at Chattanooga, Tenn., on tho 21st anil
•Alii of this month. The close proximity of
the historic battlefields of Chiekamauga, Mis
sion Ilidge, Lookout .Mountain, and Wau
hatchie makes this a very interesting point
for the reunion, and many old veterans will
avail themselves of the opportunity
to revisit tile points dear to them
on account ot participation in some
one or all of these battles. A new feature,
for these army reunions is to be inaugurated
on tliis occasion. The Society of ex-Confcd
erate Soldiers have been invited to meet at
the same time and place, and a greeting of
file two (onee) hostile armies will take place,
anil tho Stars and Stripes will he raised on
a llag-statf by delegates from the two armies.
The local committee announce that they
will he "able to' accommodate about 1,-AKJ
people in the hotels on the mountain, in the
city, mid M private residences, at prices
ranging from S-I to ?:t per day. Many of the
or lr ani7.atiuns will retain their sleeping ears,
which will be side-tracked lor their accom
i|ll('iem° John TV Wilder, Chairman of the
local Executive Committee at Chattanooga,
announces the following program for the
two days. Sept. 21 mere will he a salute ot
thirteen guns at sunrise from the top ot
Cameron Hill by Col. Hamilton's batten.
Fifth Artillery, U. S. A. the Society of the
\rmy of the Cumberland and kindred socie
ties will meet at the court-house and organ
ize fur business. The meeting will be ,
loonier at II o’clock by Gen. John I.'VihJ
er. who will introduce Lieut.-Oen. 1. li-
Sheridan, U* S. A., President of the society.
An oration by the orator of the* day and a
visit to the battlefields will close the lirst
day’s program.
Tlie second day, after the business meeting
tho Society of tlie Army of the Cumberland
and kindred societies,.ex-Union soldiers, and
invited guests will form at the l k ew.House
and march to the top of Cameron Hill, where
they will be met by the Association of ex-
Confcderatc Ollicers and Soldiers ami other
cx-Confederate societies. At Iti o’clock the
American Hag, the Stars and Stripes, will he
raised to the top ot a llag-statf by Federal
and Confederate, soldiers.
An address ot welcome by the representa
tive of the Confederate associations will be
responded to on behalf ex-Federals by Lieut.-
Cen. I’. li. Sheridan. The day will then be
devoted to sight-seeing, and in tlie evening
tficre will be a grand display of fireworks
and-an illumination of the city. A corps ot
buglers have been secured, and regular bugle
calls, at regulation hours, will be an incideu.
of the reunion, reeallinc the former lite on the
tented field. There will also be several ex
cellent bands present to dispense music.
The local Society of the Army ot the Cum
berland for me Northwest have made ar
rangements for all who wish to go to tlie re
union from this city. .
Capt. Charles A. Stone. Corresponding
Secretary of me association, has prepared
mo following information tor all who desue
to go to Chattanooga: The ronnd-tnp fare
from this city, including sleeping-ear from
Louisville, which will be used lor tour day s,
being side-tracked at Chattanooga, will he
S2L The excursion train will leave me
depot of the Kokomo line, corner of Adams
and Canal streets, atSi-HJa. m. Sept. 19, reach
ing Indianapolis at iism p. in., and Louisville
the evening of tlie same day, where sleeping
cars will be furnished. Stops will he made
at Nashville, .Murfreesboro, and other points
familiar to old veterans.
Onitc a number of ladies will accoiiip.ini
their husbands on the trio. It is siigges..Ml
that those going take as little lu,-„.i,,e as
possible to avoid the burden and annoiaiice
of looking afler it. ft is estimated that the
trip will lake six consecutive days.
POIIUV.
p.ir The ('lilcU'j'i Tribune.
How like a spirit from rho grave
Your careworn face appears!
Can it be the old. old love
Has slumbered all these years?
• I totally ga/.e Into your eyes—
I see their answering sign;
But what a world of sorrow lies
Between your heart and mine!
Tho vears go by—the roses die—
The lilies fade from view;
But Spring again, ami Summer-rain,
r Will make them bloom again.
With what a thrill of Joy I feel
Vour hand In mine once more;
But that sweet dream of bygone days
Will cheer our nearts no more.
You've drifted widely from my side—
Our early hopes arc past.
But we may meet beyond tho grave,
in deathless love at last.
The years go by—rho ruses die—
The lilies fade from view;
But Spring again, and Summer-rain,
Will make them bloom anew.
Mir.LAKD Avenue Station. Eugune J. Hall.
'Music soon to be issued.
An Accomplished Slog—He Appears to
Understand the English Language
Completely,
Jiritifh CnUmUt {Victnrtau
Mr. Prusher Howard, Hie author of the “Cali
fornia Calculator,” is in town, and gave an ex
hibition of his powers at the Adelphi corner last
evening. He Is accompanied by Chunk, a dog of
the setter breed, whose intelligence is so re
markable os to appear abnormal, and yet, Mr.
THE OLD LOVE.*
Howard says, every dog is capable of unde r
smndiuir and doing all mat Chunk am do. the
trouble Is that man docs-not understand do.-;
dog understands man perfectly well, aim only
renulrlng proper Instruction to Uo his binding in
all things. Here Is what 100 persons witnessed .
vesterdav on Government street. Chmnc was
sauntering lazily up and down the sidewalk
when his master addressee him in an otdmary
tone of voice, placing strong emphasis upon the
most important words: ‘Micro! On rlio opposit
side of the street there is a new-build.tig. Lross
the street. Enter the building. Initjou wi.l
lind a wbeelbiirrow. Get into the wheelbarrow
and wait there until I call you back.- ’1 he dog.
vvhrt hflll CVCd bIS JllilstCl WDuC he
spoke, ami listened attentively to wbat bti
said, slowlv crossed tho street to the new
Belmont factory, found , the v.beelbamm',
jumped into it, and stood there until his ,
master waved him back with bis band, when be
slowly rcerossed the street. “In front of that
larjre white buildint? is a back. Jump upon the
driver’s sent and sit there till 1 call you.
‘•Chuuk” moved olf again until became to a
hack in front of the post-office, upon which he
jumped with the gravity of a real Jehu. M bea
recalled he was told to leap into an express
tmn on the opposit side of tho street. He
urn so with alacrity, and stood there, “ Did t
not tell you to get on the seat? shouted Mr.
Howard, and the animal took the seal. Upon
his return a gentleman ottered “Chunk * a
cracker, which ho refused, barking his de
clination. His muster then took' the
cracker. ‘>Now,” said be “‘Chunk.’ tell me
what become of dogs that take food from
strangers.” “Chunk ” laid down on the ground
and groaned terrible, kicked violently, and gave
up tho ghost apparently, but rallied at the bid
ding of his master to receive a bit of cracker as
his reward. "Sow," said Mr. Howard, “if you’ll
say ‘William’ you shall have tho rest of tho
cracker.” “Willyum,” cried tho dog, and
earned the cracker. He performed several*
cither tricks equally surprising, and ho is alto
gether a wonderful dog, having accompanied
his muster through Great Britain and tho Conti
nent of Europe, and astonished tho natives
with his cleverness. Uo Is the smartest canine
that has visited these pans or any other.
SMOKE-BURNING IN LONDON.
Special Correspondence of The Chicngo TriSune.
Losnox. Aug. 12.—As early as IS.VI an act was
passed by Parliament rendering compulsory the
abatement of dense smoke, but owing to the
lack of effective apparatus little or nothing was ,
effected iu tho direction of tho law, and until
within n month or so tho ordinance has been.
practically a dead letter, when tho advent of an
American inventor with a smoko-consuming
devieowhieh demonstrated that even the cheap
est slack could bo used for steam purposes with- -
out the emission of smoke at once attracted tho
attention of leading manufacturers. Engineers
and legislators and tho smoke question became
a verv prominent feature ot the day. Sir An
tonio Brady communicates the subjoined letter
to tho Loudon press:
MMtYUSP POINT. StuatpoiU), Pith July. ISSk—
Sill’- 1 beg t«* itckmovlcdco die receipt of yournuta
of the Idih lust., ivhlch 1 received on my return front
liriahtun vcslcnlay. Vou suite that you hiivo been
directed lb cormuunlculc with Messrs, savlll, Brotti
ers Mr. Morion, ami llie Oceal Lastern Utllwar
Comnanv, rcque»tl«K them to abate the nuisance of
widen I complained. 1 art» obliged to vou lor this
courtesy, bui I bcu to remind you Uiiit tlmLsnuaa
-iwarw wy Ictior, iirwhieh t repeated my former In
cuiry. dated Kith June, wherein 1 requested you to
state, “ U anv. what steps your board were prepared
to take to rid Hits neighborhood oi the inabtlul
nuisance of which I complained. ,
1 have no wish to make this a personal matter. I ap
noalert to you on behalf not only of myself, but of the
t-rjM) people in this parish «most of whom canm»c
heln themselves) as well as of those living In parts oC
London which are Invaded by the dense smoke pro
duced in this district whenever the wind acts la their
see Ov the Stratford Express that on the discussion
of inv letter a .Mr. Davy expressed surpriseat to/
sending such a communication to your board lam
eraliiled. however, that several members of the board
vindicated my proceedings, although Mr. Moeaon ar
gued against the board. - jumping *£ t *J«
adoption of tho Smoke acts, and said the qucsUon
should be brought fully, before the board.
It was my object in writing to jou that the matter
which from time to time has been before the board
should be fully discussed, and the decision Of tha
board made as curly as possible.
This bright, sunny any this place has been en
veloned in a dense cloud of smoke, coloring the at
mosphere for miles, and darkening the sun. I here
Imjo need for this, when there s of many
appliances by which smoke may be avoided. I maf
mention I saw one only today atGray s Inn nimh
which was inexpensive in apolicuUon. perfectly
cucctlve.aiid.il be!ieve.eaua b! u of effectingaconajdtfr
uble economy in fuel. Common slack at
per ton was being burnt In the lurnace. jetnoamoU
whatever Issued from the chinmev*. • -„ m
lam no advocate for driving man u rs f / h 0“ .
this place, as slated; but what I do say la that the/
are bound to carry «n their works with the least pos
sible iniurv to the community- ..
In conclusion let me say. In answer to Mr.
that there Is no act to adopt, lor bv the olueiy-tt»s
section of the I'ubiie Health ucu la.j.' M Any chunney
{not being the chimney of a private
sending lorth black smoke ni such uuantlty to bo
a nuisance, shall be deemed a nuisance liable t
be dealt with sumnntrlly in manner provldcd by the
J( llavlnjr shown that there is no practical difficulty
or hardship in the matter, mid. Umt a great sMVtu*
may be made. I have maun in press u l’ , ’ n , tl %°“
propriety of vimr board giving notice to Ml maim
lacturers to abate the smoke nuisance, “
in n:y last letter, and I have to request that you w u
move your board to inform me whether they will do
so or no. I ant* dear air. tour* ««“«»*;„ BBAUV :
Ami John lairitv. Esg.. of tho firm of Abel *
Itnrav, amonjr the most eminent ot consultm*
cusrinucrsin Europe, reports us follows:
Smoke-Consuming Apparatus. Orland D.
Patent. Ucport ot John Imray. Member Institute
C.K.: Member Instituto M.K. On the Jtli day of An
ansi, Isal, * examined a set or &mojte-bonsuinhu. Ap
paratus applied to two Cornish boilers la limy s Ifcn
r The apparatus is of a very simple character. A
small pipe leads steam from the upper i>art of the
boiler front to an injector fixed at the aides of the
tire door. The current of steam issulnu from the
small nozzle of the injector draws a considerable
current of air up a pipe projecting down from the In
jector, and directs this current or. air and steamasa
blow pipe blast over the surlace of the fuel on the
tire grate. just beyond the dead plate. An Injector Is
provided at each side of the lire, and
charuehlr pipe Is bent towards the middle of tho Art.
the two oxylivdroeen currents conspire to product j
very complete combustion as indicated b> the bright,
° employed was very small coal, or slack,
almost coal-dust, of a highly bituminous character. I
had the lire* stoked wua tins fuel without the blast,
and with the blast, in order to usceria.ii what enect
•the apparatus produced upon the smoac. ~
Without the blast, a great volume 'd dense blaax
smoke appeared at the chimney toy. hut w sotoh as
the smoke eonsuraorwns turned on. tiio smoke com
nlotelv When the tires were stoked
with tie bias: in action. no black 'vlirytever
was produced; indeed, all that could be seein ai: the
ehlrancv top consisted of a lew thin wreallw or i-nt
vapor, less tnnn are produced from sn okeloss fucl.
I was, from ot»servaiions,c*.*midetcly >atu th- i
ns to the eilieacv of the apparatus in preventiu- lM
V The ?Voker slated that before the apparatus
plied to bis boiler* he bad.to use coalaia
m"h price, nitd could not use slack sttulb but m»w* t
with Use apparatus applied. be used nutbuurbut* at-,
which is so much cheaper than the
that t!ie '-avhn: in price much more than
fur the smell steam Atall event* the
stoker has nodidlculty in keeping the steam
required pressure, noiwithsiandmi: that a snml n « a ‘J* t
tloliul uuanllty has to be Konemted for
liiust. liven if the use ol steam in th.s v.a/ * n 'eived
ullUlo-cxtra expenditure, the complete suppn.*sslo»
St V.n.K- WU...A ... my yp|u.u...l!rv-at | y ..uwelab W
consideration ut cos'- When.- however, I llnd ilutlby
means of this apparatus* it becomes
the cheapest quality o. fuel without Amb-la
at all, 1 cannot avoid the coneajsion that a f
success has been achieve*!, and that c?n
iu,# the siunoyance ol smoke, there must tn very
"i.T,5.i“”<0......iy «f ...«} uy tl.c ciuborti-m. Pt
smote. w1.1t.-a would otherwise represent a 1-.^
venlalte of tael wasted. .liin.t
■These statements, together with the fuel tan.
several of the iunrest nmnulaelunn;,' eonccrns
‘in la.n.lt.a testify to the groat utility ot the sen
lee ia onestion. after thoromrh tests uiioa thex
own furnaces, prove hey..ml .|iii-slion 'hat .-om
uliancu With tno fuUest requirements ot tjw
smutto ordinances is easily ia-aetivahle. 1 send
yon this article in the inlcrusts of the ci < iz ‘’ n ?
of Chicago, ami every other sinrnte-eursecl cl'},
to show bv htyl. authority ami nmie.vahle pram
tlc-il tests', that steam pnaUlc. l rs t.-an preveni
tho perpetration of a gre.it pahlie nnisanw. and
that, at a lartre saving to themselves m luelaaa
the wear of boilers uiul •
OUR CHIEF.
f*<*r The Chictv:o Trlhtine.
The Nation shouts'ln gladness, for God hati
spared its Chief — ~
Through the prayers of loyal subjects, wiliuo
i-ver my belief.
Though \v*t kuotv that (»od hath spared him. n»
reasons stone can tell— .
Ye: nom* will doubt ills wisdom, for lieuueia
. all things well. ~ nf
Uun the Hag up to the mast-head—emblem oi
tho free ami brave— '
Our glorious starry banner that gave freedom
to the slave. *
Let the penile zephyrs lift it and unfurl it to but
Paying courage and respect to a Hero just and
Who from infancy to manhood, whiletloatiasr ,,a
idle's tide, ... .1- rtf
So performed his every duly that nil
ban with pride; ,
He has shown by his example that one v.hooco
Can, like 'Phivnix from the ashes In unseat
days, arise.
Prom a I.fe among the lowly, ny efforts that
were grand. „ . •. . w„.»m
He reached the proud position of tuo higher
May noticed or act in future dim the brightness
of his name. fn his
But his earthly Journey ever mid halo to
So the. great hereafter when he answers
to the call, ’ . , tnfl «
*• Well done, good and faithful servant, m *
be uttered by us all. ;
Let our thanfts rinsf out in chorus for the safety
of onrChUd": o£
Universal joy and gladness usurp the puce oi
And sfneere prayers ho offered to Him who rules
We nS thought his wound was fatal, yet HedW
not let him die: . k ,.
Ho returned him to our midst; thoush Ul3 rra
sons none can tell, . -n
All know He acted wisely, for Ho doom w*
things well. ' ,
Chicago, Sept. 1,1631. Bus Clka' s<
Winchester’* iiypoptiosphUe* .
will cure consumption, coughs,
bronchitis, and- general debility. Establish* 1
twenty-one years.

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