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TILE 1'ACIPIC COMMERCIAL ADVEUT1SEK; UOJSOJLUL.U, MA 1" 7 1895.
a BRETHREN DISAGREE UNIVERSALISTS DIVIDED OVER THE CASE OF REV. A. N. ALCOTT. For the Firnt Time Iu ! History tli Unlrersalist Chvcb SiiKpenda a Wnfat r For Kxtreme Liberality The Pastor's Congregation Sustains Him. The Uuiversalist church has so long been -distinguished for liberality both of creed and practico that the announce ment that Rev. A. N. Alcott, a minis ter of that denomination at Elgin, Ills., had been suspended from the fellow ship of the chnrch for extreme liberality was received with widespread wonder. A heresy trial has never been known in the Universal 1st church, and suspension on such a charge is unprecedented. It is therefore not strange that the case of the Rev. Mr. Alcott should attract in terest in communities far removed from the scene of his pastorate. Mr. Alcott is secretary of the Illinois state congress of liberal religions, and to his active work in behalf of that organ ization is due his present misunder standing with the leaders of his denom ination. At a meeting of his church last December a year's lcavo of absence was granted to the pastor for the purpose of enabling him to devote his time to the work of the congress of liberal religious societies. The fellowship committee of the Uni versalist church of Illinois disapproved of this procedure and suspended Rev. HEY. A. N ALCOTT. Mr. Alcott from the ministry until Jan. 1, 189(5. They claimed that the work of the liberal congress was inimical to the interests of tho Uuiversalist church and cited the fact that Mr. Alcott had en gaged eight members of the congress of liberal religions, none of whom was a Universalist, to supply his pulpit dur ing his absence as an evidenco of dis loyalty to the denomination. In fine, Mr. Alcott 's course was interpreted as tending to demoralize and destroy the Universalist church. Judge Sylvanus Wilcox, a prominent member of Mr. Alcott 's church, thus voices the opposition: "The Universal ist church has a profession of faith. Strictly speaking, tho congress of liber al societies has no profession of faith. Can any one bo said to be in harmony with and seeking the growth and suc cess of tho Universalist denomination when his sympathies are with and his talents, time and attention are devoted to organizing, establishing and building up societies that do not recognize open ly before tho world a belief in God, Christ or tho Bible?" Rev. Mr. Alcott proposes to contest the order of suspension and will if nec essary appeal his case to the next gen oral convention of the Universalist church at Merideu, Conn., Oct. 23. When the suspension was announced, tho members of tho Elgin Universalist church warmly indorsed their pastor and adopted the following resolution: Resolved, That the members of the First Universalist society of the city of Elgin hereby ratify and confirm their former action ba granting year's leave of absence to the Rev. Mr. Alcott for the purpose of permitting him to engage in missionary work, as stated in Ma letter to the fellowship committee, and reaffirm our approval of the noblo work in which Sir. Alcott is engaged and pledge him our undivid ed sympathy and loyal support, believing f ur position just. And we trust tho fellowship committee will, on a further consideration of tho matter, in a spirit of fairness, conclude that a more liberal and generous construction of our ecclesiastical laws may justly be made in the highest interest of a broader Christian ity, tho healthful growth of religious thought and life and the improvement and upbuilding of mankind. Rov. Mr. Alcott has been steadily drifting toward liberalism since he first entered the ministry 25 years ago, and should his present difficulties result in severing his relations with the Univer salist church tho experience would not be novel to him. He was originally or dained as a Presbyterian minister, and ten years in that denomination con vinced him, he says, that "the doctrines which many are now trying to revise in the confession of faith became too diffi cult for me to accept, and I went over to liberal Christianity. " Mr. Alcott received his early educa tion at the Vermillion institute, Hays ville, O. He was graduated from Wash ington and Jefferson college in 186a. From Washington and Jefferson he en tered the Western Theological seminary of Alleghany City and in 1869 was li censed a Presbyterian minister. In 1882 he was called to the Universalist church at Kalamazoo, Mich. While there he studied law and was admitted to the bar, but never practiced. He was nomi nated for congress on tho Prohibition ticket. From Kalamazoo he moved to Elgin nine years ago. Mr. Alcott's pastorate at Elgin has been very snoci ssfcL His friends say that be lias built the church membership up form 60 to 269, with an average at tendance of between 800 and 400. The estimated value cf the church property has grown from $1 0,000 to $So,000. Should the case of ReT. Mr. Alcott be brought before tho general convention at Meriden it may eventually cause as much dissension in tho Universalist church as tho Dr. Briggs trial did among the Presbyterians. AN EXPERT ON MONEY. w. Harvey Has Been a Rolling; Stone, but Ha Gathered Considerable Financial Mo. The all absorbing topic of tho hour is the financial question, and one of the nu merous expert.-, who believe they can solve tho problem ia Wil-" liam Hope Har vey, author of "The Elementary Principles of Mon ey," "A Tale of TwoNatlons ' and ' Coin's Financial School, 1 1 three vol umes that have at tracted considera ble attention. Mr. Harvey is a native of Buffalo, W.Va., n. harvev. and will bo 44 ears old the lGth of the coming August. He was educated In the common schools at his birthplace, and at the age of 16 be gan teaching the young idea how to shoot on his own account. He read law at the same time, and after a three years' clerk ship was admitted to the bar at the early age of 19. Despite his youth, he soon took high rank at the local bar and be came noted as a shrewd and erudite attor ney In Cabell county and in other coun ties In the Kanawha valley. In 3875 he removed to Cleveland, where he practiced his profession for two years, and then made Chicago his home. Two more years of bis life were spent in aiding with his eloquence the agitation of Chica go's gusty atmosphere, and then he moved again to Gallipolls, O., where he became counsel for several wholesale firms, part ner in the dry goods house of John T. Halllday & Co. and life partner in the matrimonial firm composed of Miss Anna Halllday and himself, which firm has since been increased by four young mem bers. In 1881 Harvey abandoned Gallipolis and his law practice and located In Den ver, where investments became his special line of business. It is said that three mov Ings are as bad as a fire, but moving evi dently has no terrors for Harvey. He re mained in Denver until 1890, when ho made Ogdcn, U. T., his homo. Three years later ho returned to Chicago, whero he has since devoted himself to the author ship and publication of financial litera ture. His works havo commanded wide spread attention and havo attained to a remarkable degreo of popularity, it is said, among people who are interested in finan cial questions. BOOMING A BIG FAIR. Government, Press and Railroads Have Aided Atlanta's Exposition. Every great enterprise has a press agent nowadays. Ho is the mouthpiece of the project, and Its success or failuro is largely due to his efforts. If ho docs his work well, the whole world becomes Interested and makes the enterprise a success. If he is a man of littlo energy and ability, tho world is apt to hear very little and care less about tho enterprise. Tho wholo world just now is talking about the com ing Cotton States and International ex- The Hawaiian. Gazette is issued on Tuesdays and Fridays. WALTER G. COOPER, position in Atlanta, and this gratifying fact is largely due to the work of Walter G. Cooper, who is at the head of tho de partment of publicity and promotion. Ho has been laboring faithfully for about four months, and the news of the exposition has now reached every pert where our flag floats and every country where civilization has gained a foothold. Applications for space havo been re ceived from countries as remoto as Tas mania and Japan, and even the little is land of Croto, near which tho Apostlo Paul was wrecked, has forwarded samples of its manufactures. Mr. Cooper finds the United States government is the greatest advortiser an enterprise can possibly en list in its behalf. It has an army of agents scattered throughout the world, and once this army begins tho work of interesting the peoples of tho earth tho success of a great exposition is assured. In the case of the Atlanta exposition the invitations to foreign governments were issued through the state department and were presented by the various United States ministers and consuls with warm assur ances of Uncle Sam's good will and urgent requests that each country be represented by exhibits. Another great vohicle for spreading the news and gossip of a great exposition is the daily, weekly and trade press. "The dally papers are tho best all round mo diums." Mr. Cooper says, "but the most influential medium for securing exhibitors is the class journal. The avorage man be lleves a good deal of what he sees in his favorite newspaper, but he will swear by his trade journal. It is his oracle. Next to the press the railroads furnish the best medium of publicity in this country. Over a hundred lines and systems are dls trlbuting the exposition prospectus, and a large proportion of them are using ex position cuts on their own literature. The railroad men at the heads of passenger and freight departments are powerful friends of the exposition. They oontrol $5,000,000,000 of capital and 10,000,000 of men, and u large proportion of the em ployees are enlisted in behalf of the ex position." Hiccoughed Seventy-two Hours. A cure of a prolonged case of hiccoughs is reported in the London Lancet. A man had hiccoughed steadily for 72 hours. Chloral, morphine and chloroform didn't stop it. Finally a strong subcutaneous in jection of a solution of atropine and mor phia put the patient to sleep, and on hi J waking there was no return of the trouble. A New Kind of Bird. A new kind of bird is reported to havo made its appearance near Aberdeen, Mil. It is said to be larger than an English sparrow, dove color, with yellow feathers under the throat. It does not hop liko a iparrow, but walks. FOR THE TWO MINUTE TROTTER. Horsemen are much interested in a new sulky invented by Henry Ismail, of Hartford, Conn. The driver's seat is above the horse mod the wheels are beside in stead of behind him. Inventor Small believes thai the snlky "ill be si fast that use will hasten the arrival of the two minutt- tr.?;. :-. The record is now 2 : 03 3-4. 1 If? L Jk . - ' m Nil J 'J I $ 1 I If 11 I I W o XT JR T I L, 1 E S Are more charming than the book. Even the mind is not more open to impres sions than the leet. It's cl aracteristic of our shoes that they always make a de lightful imprespion, not only on the feet but on the eyes as well. The style of our footwear is the Trilby, all the go. end the value above par. It's easier than walking down hill to get a rerfect fit from our t tock, while their elasticity and softness make our shoes ideal means cf ease and comfort. There are to ehces like ours and cer tai nly no prices like ours for such shoes as these. THE MANUFACTURERS' SHOE COMPANY'S BIGr SHOE STORE, 516 Fort Street. CONTINUAL ADVERTISING IS THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SUCCESS. RESERVED FOR N. S. SACHS', 520 Fort Street Honolulu EX GAELIC, NEW GOODS Consisting of Floor and Furniture Matting of all giades. Underwear, Crepe and White t-hirts; Parasols and Umbrellas; Straw Hats of superior quality ; Flower and Vegetable Seeds of great variety ; Bamboo and Flower Baskets of all sizes ; Black and Green Teas. IRAK h fits? a r S. TAKEMUR A, 405 KING 8TKEET. BEST MADE AN THE WOULD. TOH&MERRli 1 o JE STANDPURITV: Baking powdER ALL OTHERS ARE IMITATIONS. L. B. KERR, QUEEN STREET, .... HONOLULU. IMPORTER OF European and American Dry Goods Just to Hand: New Suitings, Serges and Tailors' .Requisites, Denim, Drills, Flannels, Blankets, White Cottons, Towels, Mos quito Nets. DRESS GOODS. Victoria Lawns, India Linens, Nainsooks. Lace Stripe-. Snteens, Cotton Pongees. GUSTGFItVMS. Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, Ribbons, Laces, Flowers and Feathers; Sailor Hats; Silk Handkerchiefs and Shawls; Buttons; Braids. SOLE AGENT FOli Til IV, Celebrated "Pearl" Sewing Machines Embracing all the Latest Improvement and Attachment. L. B. KERR, QUEEN STREET, HONOLULU The above MOLINE WHEEL WALKING PLOWS we now carry in stock and can fill orders for same promptly They have been thorougly tried and the fact that we havo sold SEVENTEEN on the island of Hawaii alone during the past two months shows that the planters know a good thing when they see it. We still sell the well-known Hall Breaker, 12, 14, 15 and 16 inch, which is also made by the MOLINE PLOW COM PANY. One of our latest customers says this: "Send me a 16 inch 'Hall's' Breaker, I have tried other makes lately and find they do not do the work that yours will." We have all sizes of Plows from 4 to 16 inches; also side hill and furrow Plows. We have the most complete assortment of Tools of all kinds for cleaning sugar or coffee lands. Our stock of SHIP CHANDLERY and ROPE has bee; added to lately and we can furnish almost anything needed. "WAUKEGAN" BARBED WIRE is far ahead of any other make; try it and you will be surprised with the results. If you prefer galvanized or black plain Fence Wire we have a heavy stock. If you want a perfect wire stretcher send to E. O. Hall & Son. I HE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK RICHARD A. McOURDV President. Assets December 31stf 1894 : $204,638,783.96 A Good Record, the Best Guarantee for the Future. FOR PARTICULARS, APPLY TO S. B. ROSE, General Agent for Hawaiian Islands. YOU MUST HAVE TO MAKE GOOD CROPS. FERTILIZERS ! THE HAWAIIAN FERTILIZING COMPANY keepe always and constant!? on hand all the well known CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS and offers them for sale at the lowest market rates. ... , , They manufacture complete High Grade Fertilizers to any epecial formula and truarantee the analysis, and all that other firms do. Planters would do well to wrue me unaereJKn5'1 uwiure uruouuS . . m 1 11 J A dollar saved is a aonar maae. A. F. COOKE, Proprietor and Manager Hawaiian Fertilizing Company. Join the Columbia Bicycle Club,