v, JFroitt the New York Herald, of Tuesday.
CENTENARY OF METHODISM.
Idfircss of r Chief Justice Chase.
Uft, Pleads for Civil and Political
Eights for Emancipated
iA public meeting was held last
evening in St. Paul's Methodist
" Church, corner of Fourth Avenue and
Twenty-second street, under, the. aus
pices of the Ladies' Central; Centena
ry Association, being the second of a
. series of meetings -which are to be
leld during the present year, which is'
lie" hundredth year of the existence
. vof the Methodist Church in America.
!f he church, which is the largest in
. he city, was crowded long before the
opening of the exercises. Aside from
the importance and interest of -the
movement, bo far as this influential
denomination is concernedl the an
nouncement that Chief Justice Chase
would preside, :would have been, suf
ficient to have crowded the bouse. It
Biust not be understood that the Chief
-'- Justice, in consenting to preside, is a
tion; but there"! reason to believe
ibat he, like every other good citizen,'
is interested in the furtherance of all
religious and philanthropic naove
xceuts especially in connection with
. denomination that is so intimately
" identified with the rise and growth of
. the .American' nation. As' soon, as
Chief Justice Chase appeared he was
" 'arplauded. The exercises wer
cpeaed-i-by the - singing -of the hymn
r " FroiM all that dwell below the skies
Let the Creator's praise arise."
3lcv. Dr. Cummings led in prayer,
and appropriate . selections 'of Scrip
ture were t read ly tl.e Rev. A. C.
Bishop Ames then said; , "It af
, fords Ee pleasure to introduce to the
, audience the Hon. S. P. Chase, -Chief
, Justice of the Supreme Court of the
r United States, who will preside dur
ing the meeting this evening. "
SPEECH ' OF CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE,,,
, . .The Chief Justice on arising to ad
dress the vast audience, was received
' - with great enthusi ,. He ?pcke as'
; ''." I have accepted, my. friends, the
invitation extended to me to nreside
on this occasion with
I feel that it is good to he here, and to
participate in the great work, how
ever Humbly, oi tins rear. T nm fnM 1
that on taking the chair I ough4. to
address a few words to thp people
here assembled .,.31yer rgagements have
been suc'ift a so arduous that it baa
;-Jeen vjjjpoggibie for me to prepare for
-f ny thiDg like a regular address, and
' ;you will not expect that I shall ac
complish all that I hope, if I express
ed the earnest sympathy I feel in that
work which has called you together
to-night t It leads us to look back,
: and it bids us to Igok forward a hun--jLred
years ago and a hundred. years
s cence;: a hundred past, reaching
. back-to a period, of time when none
! ; cf this vast audience, hardly any of
. 'the vast multitude which people the
whole of the face of the earth, lived;
; reaching forward a hundred years to
another point of time when all that
, , .are' engaged in the activities of life
. . over the whole face of the earth shall
V have gone to their final account It
' ' is a very interesting moment this
.-. moment .between the two centuries.
if Go back to the beginning of it, and
"sir nation was not;, this great. Amer
ican people ' had no existence except
in the hopes and in the faith, perehps,
of a few patriotic men. Then the
' ' foundation of this great church,
which now fills the land with its heal
ing influences, were laid, oh, in what
feebleness. - ' Who would have thought
that the seed dropped into the earth,
.lmoetj as it were, to the human . eye
by accident, was planted by the Provi
dence of God to spring up and grow
x (all great growths are slow) slowly,
slowly, yet .surely, and extended
r t- its - borders .until it embraces a
"L land,' - the like,' of . which the ; sun
j 'ti Bever- has shown upon in its power,
and its grandeur and its strength. The
v'juurcju, wnose. centennial year we are
celebrating now, wajtedintbA
' steams .ot the i devolution.. JLt was
f yitsetf a - great asserter of human lib
t L rty.'f It asseTted the right to proclaim
the gospel among men, no matter what
1 'ecclesiasticism might stand in the way.
jvicltfi founder himself a zealous adhe
rent of the Church of England was
tJ lead, through, the Providence of God,
jo to assert his independence of all earth
i ;..;ly dominion, and looked only to God
if , while he. founded the Church in the
u .New World. ' So, too, our country.
c-l loyal 'Vj' 'the core, earnestly desiring to
r : maintain its allegiance to the British
- crowniwasforced to sever the bor.ds
m of that allegiance; and oh! how un
willingly the patriotic men of that age
found themselves obliged to take their
.places among the nations of the earth.
CotemporaneOusly the great Church
and the groat nation were founded.
lApplause. And so they have lived
together, the Church multiplying her
adherents, increasing every where her
t' "works, building her temples in every
Dart of the land, and gathering everv
.' where the lost and forsaken, into the
i lola oi Uhrist, seeking to do good in
ti the epirit of love, ' until to-day. she'
Spreads her borders throughout the
jast extent of the republic. It is
vTPE EVANSVILrLE PAIL.Y JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY,
natural that in such growth there
should be some divisions, some alien
ations, some oiF-shoots; but may we
not hope that, as the causes of division
pass"; one by one aw&yr'at length : alj
the brethren who have been divided
may stand together in one faith, own
ing the Lord and loving each other
with one heart? (Renewed applause.)
A hundred years ago ! A nd ao w we
are at the end of this hundred, years.
The church, which,' at the beginning,
was rocked Jby the storms of the Rev
olution, has just passed through an
other revolution. The last days of
the century, even more than the first
days of the century, . have been agita
ted 'by storm and tempest; and in
these last days what a mission it has
been for this American Methodist
Episcopal Church to perform. I have
bad, as you know, somepart to bear in
this trying erisis myself; and bow of
ten I have thanked God that the Meth
odist Church throughout all the loyal
land knew only one sentiment that
of devotion to God, . and, under God,
to our country. iADDlause.1 But.
my friends, I am glad to stand before J
you to-night and say. how we have
leaned upon you how we have leaned
upon your Bishops how we have
leaned upon your ministers how we
have leaned upon your great people
and we have recognized among the
bravest of the brave the men who have
gone from the . Church - to the battle
field, Believing that if it was their
duty to racriSee lifa for God, it' was
no less their duty, if need be, to fuc
riSce life for the country. Applause.
And so we ' have passed through
this storm, and we are emerging from
it under the guidance of the same prin
ciple of love and justice which was the
dew by which the early church was
watered and nourished. Some think
that there are great dangers around
us. So' tlrrafe are. - We exist every
moment in the midst of great dangers;
but for the Superintending Providence
of God, which preserves all the ele
ments in their places, and all the ele
ments in their respective functions,
we could not exist for a single hour.
We are always in peat danger, but we
are in no greater danger now than we
have been in many times before; and
I feel perfectly confident that He who
has led us thus far throsgh the storm
and the tempest when the waves jan
highest,, and the winds, swept most
fiercely over our society, when the
storm was at the very loudest, t hat-Vie
will guide us through the-.-e waves
which still heave their r'sarsres upco
the shore. But theatre not the waves
of the tempest-, 'they are the waves of
the subsidirug storm. Cheers. But
wbj;iit is the principle which led to the
ioundation ot tne Church ( 1 take it
that it was love to man and love to
God precisely the reverse of the old
pagan .Principle, which was selfishness
and hate; and as that separated peo
ples and nations, so this new principle
gathers together peoples, nations and
individuals.' As they planted repug
nance and distrust, these plant con
cord and mutual trust. And now that
these principles of mutual trust, mutual
dependence and mutual' help have
brought together this nation, this
?;eat nation, from the Atlantic to the
acific, from the ?ulf to Canada, and
bind them together by indissoluble
ties, this same principle must guide us
still: and we we" have how to-day the
illustration of it in the steady nro-
gress which the nation is making, as
well as the- Church, in recognizing
the rights of man and ; the duties of
man to man I Cheers. V e can
not any longer look upon the face of
any human heing and not feel that he
is our brother man. Renewed ap-
Jilause. A slave," represented upon a
Ionian stage in a play written by a
Roman who was himself a slave, , ut
tered eighteen, hundred years ago,
this sentiment, standing in front of a
Romati audience r ," I reckon 4 nothing
that is a' human, is. alien to myself.
Think of the force of those words in
that ; day ! . ' Roman, citizenship em
brace all that there was that was con
sidered valuable; inHhe, world, 'and
here was a man' outside of the pale
of Roman citizenship standing up and
saying. -;I reckon , nothing human
alien to me," and thunders' ofi ap
plause greeted that sentence from Ro
man lips. Now, then, it was a mere
sentiment; it was not . a principle, as
aU : history attests. ' It was nothing
for which any man - was 'Willing to
Jia l lni m imi li i I ii ii!JiLjflmogjnwii I
from Heaven; it comes from Himwtio
died to redeem mankind; and lie who
shed His precious blood for all men
now has breathed upon the heart1 of
this rcat nation that sublime thought
that it counts nothing human alien to
it, and that it is willing and ready to
do all its duty by the humblest and
Sjorest of mankind. Applause!
r owthcn, I shall never forget with
what sentiments I learned that one
great act of justice was to be perform
ed in the name of f the American peo
ple by him. who, through an assassin's
hand, has been sent to his home, we
trust, in Heaven, and will be perpetu
ally remembered among men tor his
kindness of heart, his consciencious
ness and his goodness. He resolved.
as he told me himself, one night lying
1 1 1 : 3-a A? . ll .
in nis Dea, meaiiaung upon ine state
of the country, that if.it should please
God to drive the army of Lee f rom
Pennsylvania, that he would proclaim
freedom to the slaves. Lee was driv
en from Pennsylvania, and Mr. Lin
coln said to me, I wish he had been
driven further ; but I have got to do
it. and I will issue the' proclanuation"
f applause'r and the proclamation
was issued, now cautiously and gradu
ally, you know, at first ; but the ninety
or one hundred days arrived, and the
first of January came, and the pro:
clamation was made the great fact in
American history. . Renewed , ap
nlause.l Every human beinj? through-!
out the whole length and breadth of
this land received the pledge that they
should be maintained in their freedom ;
and so now this proclamation has been
consecrated as a part Of the American
Constitution by the action of . this
same American people. But there is
more work to be do;ie. Slaves eman
cipated are but half men. They must
be educated they muffc have the gos
pel preached .to. then; and we have
missionaries going abroad throughout
the, length and breadth of, the land
preaching to , them, and everywhere
noble women and loble men are con
secrating their energies to the work of
their instruction. , But this is not all
that is necessary. The faith which
has been pledged to them by the na
tion, that they shall' be maintained in
their freedom, mist be redeemed, and
to-day we have the intelligence that
the Congress of the United States,
representing the heartfelt sentiments
and the fixed resolves of the whole of
the American loyal people, have de
clared that tlese emancipated slaves.
shalMiave eiual civil rights Ap-i
plause. A step fm-tlrcV remains
among the steps- for it is a long work
this raising a whole people; but one
of these stips, as I count it, is that
they to.wlom yon have given freedom
must be permitted to defend it by the
ballot. Loud applause. And speak
ing here between the two centuries, I,
should 1 ft unfaithful to my own con
victions ?f I retrained from uttering
that word before you. But. then, let
us look ,1'orward. This work is all to
be done; civil rights are to be secured,
political rights are to be secured, fra
ternityis to be established, and we are
to fee that every man who wears ths
imagfi of God is entitled to alJLfthe
right c which God has given o his.
chi3f ren. Applause. Everything is
to r e left,-then, to ? 'he operations of
tho e natural laws by wlith men raise
the macUs in society, each selecting
thf vehnm he nref rs for his asso-
ci ate and no man deaming that any
G ther'man has a Iff "ght to life, lib
e rtv and the piiait of happinewad
c ill the me-'. bJ" which lite, liberty,
r and the of happiness areguar-
aQd deiended, taan he hashim-
scii. And now, my friends, so much
for what the nation and the Church
have done together thus far. A hun
dred years to come! When we look
back and see what God hath wrought;
when we see what He has been pre
paring in these later days through all
this great work of mercy and en
franchisement, what can we think a
hundred years to come? Who can tell
what this nation is to become if it is only
faithful to itself? Who can measure
the work that this church has to per
form in making this nation true to it
self and to its God? I verily be
lieve that but for this Church noth
ing of that which we have thus far
realized could have been accomplish
ed.'. I verily believe that, God in His
! Providence raised iip this Churclu I
doot say that He did hot give appro
priate ' spheres of action to other
churches ; but I do verily believe that
God raised up this (the Methodist
Church) for the purpose of aiding in
leading this nation to these grand re
sults. .Now this Church is celebrating
her centenary 'year. She is calling,
upon the members of her own denoni- ;
ination, and I am glad to know that
many other households of the Chris- j
tian name are ready to come forward
and stand with her, recognizing all j
that she has done, praying for her,
success, and anxiously sympathizing'
with her, anxious that she shall attain
greater measures of efficiency and use
fulness. I say this Church, thus aid-
P(1 this vear U nrpriarino- tn tikp hpr
ed tms year, ts preparing fto ttake,ner
place not to take her place--she has
taken it but to keen her nlace and to
move forward) in her place in the van
of Christian and niorab regeneration.
And then 'I shall not ' undertake to
portray the future, as it rises dimly be
fore me; and I see ' the great multiv
tudes now filling the land doubling
and quadrupling and quintupling; and
I see such churches as this rising all
over it, and vessels, winged with
steam,, bearing the messengers of sal
vation to earth's remotest corners,:
and telegraphic wires girdling , the
earth in ...every direction more i nu
merous round the world tnaa ' tuywtr
to-day through N"ew , York so that
every pulsation of every heart is re
sponded to throughout the world, and
the Church multiplied in her niim-,
bers, purified in her faith, standing
between, the worldand. ,Gpa, bearing
aloft the standard of regeneration and
salvation the powers of language and
of. conception fail. No human being
can . paint what the centenary fof
Methodism is to bring forth.-. It is in
the hands of God. ' lie who has
wrought , thus . far, will work still.
Only be it ours our part, however
humble, to do something while we yet
live, that these glorious hopes may, be
realized for those who are to come af
ter us. ' ' ,; ;. .. -:..) -The
Chief Justice! was repeatedly
applauded during the delivery of his
speech., : ' ' . i
The street railroad has just been
put in operation at Warsaw. The In
dianian says : . Early ,on Saturday
morning last, the street car was placed
upon the- track, decorated with .flags,
and with four spirited horses attached
to it; commenced making regular trips
from the corner at the Wright House
to East Wersaw and return.
To , Southern Dealers.
IMMENSE STOCK OP
Notions! Notions! Notions!
V;- M- M. SWEETSER, v
20 M A IN S I R E E T. 20
1 Wholesale Dealer and Jobber in ;:;
Notions ! Notions ! Notions 1 1
; Notions . iExflusively: J
Tiie finest and largest Stock ever brought
... , i . to the Southwest i t
H. M. SWEETSER, NO. 20 MAIN ST.,
Would call the attention of Merchants
and dealers abroad to his fresh and lately
opened stock of the Choicest Notions ever
imported to Evansville, which he is offer
ing at less prices than thesame artielescan
be bouitht West or South of New York city.
size of ktoek and Prices with the goods on
hand; for-no house not doipg an exclusive
Notion business can appreciate the wants,
and prepare to meet the wants, of dealers
in that line. "
My s?oods are all of the very Latest Im
portation, direct from the Houws of the
great Kast, and of the best manufactories
of the Old World. To finish up my Stock
in every particular, I selected in all from
thirty-two bouses and -manufactories, in
cluding the best and most reliable brands
of all articles known as
N O T I O 1ST
In my ample stocky may be found the fol
lowing, in part, viz. :
Spool Cotton, Braid Buttons, Bindings,
hewing Silk, Pins, Needles, Elastic
GofkVsi, Tapes, Combs, Soaps,
Perfumery, Toilet Ar
'' Beads. Hoop Skirts,
Corsets, Wallets, Jet Goods,
Head Nets, RlbboiiM, Neck Ties. Sta
tionery, Linen Thread, Sundries. Collars,
Gloves, Ladies Hosiery, Suspenders,
Shirt Bosoms, Woolen Goods,
Carpet Bags, fcc, &e.
' 10,000 ARTICLES NOT MENTIONED I
As I am engaged exclusively in the Not ion
Jobbing Business, I can otter better and
more complete Stocks t han tboe who deal
in Notions and other Goods. My Sux:k is
the Largest and Best ever brought to this
city, and I solicit an examination of my
Stock. Dealers will rind everything in the
Notion line at No. 20 Mais Street.
H, M. SWEETSER,
mar8tf ' Evansville, Jnd.
f?l TR ANGERS, AND FAMILY SUPPLY
3 Dealers, and the public generally, in
want of Dry Goods at Retail are respectful
ly invited to call on
'. i - . ,. .HEAD & MOONEY.
Xo. 40 Main street.
O YOU WANT NEW STYLES IN
Prints and Delaines, at tne lowest
prices? Go to ;
HEAD & MOONEY'S, .
No. 40 Main street. .
. rtfiregg Goods.-
0 YOU WANT A NICE DRESS T 'For
an assortment go to
EAD & MONNEY"S.
Parasols. : .'-,
B6 YOU "WANT A FINE PARASOL
or sunshade? For variety and ele
gance go to ,
HEAD & MOONEY'S.
' - '- Silks. :
DO YOU WANT A SILK DRESS? FOR
quality and cheapness go to,
, . . , ; HEAD & MOONEY'S. .
! TTAO YOU WANT TRIMMINGS, EDG-
f jj in Bultons Aa7 For something
, tHmgold-: i . . - - -
head & nuuxux .
DO YOU WANT BLEACHED AND
Brown Cottons, all widths and kinds,
at wholesale prices? Go to !
,' I 1 1 ; f U I H EAD & MOONEY'S.
O YOU WANT FINE LACES, FINE
Fans, Gloves, Hosiery, real iace uoi
and HaM'chiefs? Goto:
.i i , HBAH-MOOSEY'e. -
-': .-,o EcoBomizcJwr''vs ' f -t.
DO YOU WANT TO REDUCE YOUR
expenses? Go and JUST PRICE (be
fore buying), at ' ' i
7 , HEAD A MOONEY'S,! -inar!33m.
No. 40 Main street.
N. M. GOODLETT
O. MAGHEE CO.,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN PLAIN
'"- - AND FANCY .; ' .
STREET, EVANSVILLE, IND.
BODIAM COAI. MIXES.
tween Main an Locust Streets. -
constant supply, and oTder prompt-
APRIL isf l'
NEW MOTION HOUSE.
NE.W'' a b O D S.
Sax. N. Cukiick James L. Cuesick.
WHOLESALE hBALEES IN
STAPLE ft FANCY NOTIONS
weft r ' 3 - B A 4-&-ferrtB
V, and attractive assortment oi every
thing desirable and new in our liue. The
G'ds on hand and arriving daily are are
al) Nkw, Fkesh and CI.BAN, direct from
To dealers we desire to say t ha t no better
opportunity has ever been anotded to pur
chase the right Goods, at the right, prices,
at the ripht place, and at the right time.
Let aU who desire good Goods cheap give
us an early call, and we. will guarantee sat
isfaction. CURNICK BROTHERS.
- No. 8 South First St., Evansville, I nd.,.
janlO Next door to new Bank Building.
Milinery, Notions, &.C.,
nVDSPETH,' - ADA1IS : & CO.,
i : 4 1
t. ' . ; t
C3 Main Street.
;We take pleasure in informing our cus
tomers, and the public generally that we
! ! ' 1 !
are receiving our
Spring and Snmmer Goods,
. ..'Consisting in part of-
;,.:;.: : '. " f --' '. ;
'-V,i.r: :', -! ,.vt'i'
vtjr.t f.'TfKt! If L 4 ' "hi Ti:l
Brown and Bleached Sheetings, Shirtings,
. . i -i :' -' ' FrintR... ; ,
- it;? H andDelaines, . 1
u f..,f ,' b- ' f ff"r
'. .' ',. Plain and Fancy Dress , ,
Goods of every variety, Black, j
Cloths, Fancy Cassimeres, Casinets.f
Satinetts, Jeans, Tweeds, Ac, A large Stock
- of Plain and 'Twilled Flannels, lin-j
. ' . , seyft, Bed Blankets, .4c - A
'". - ! ' large and carefully se- ' ' -
i; ; - f- -.-it I
Fall and ' ?
Winter Shawls, Balmoral Skirts, Breakiant
't-'i'r.w Baen'8 Misses' & Chii.
i aren'8 Hoods and Scarfs, t
. - -i . - ... .. .-
. Cloths, Sacques, Basques and Circa- .
in Stock, or Made to" Order on Uort
notice." A large Stock and great va
riety of Hosiery, Notions, Ac. ? , t
t' -Ti In-: A ,t .-h'-? -.;-.
.1.!jv,'r j:.,! f--.! 'ii-n. -.i.-il) v.-
TfTE RATE, ISABDITION TO THE
y above, a large and well selected stock
of MILLINERY, which w offer at whole
Bale or retail. We are confident that we
can make it to the interest of all to call
and examine our Stock and Prices.
Schapker, Bussing & Co.,
v. - r;r-.-.: rv!--
Millinerj & Fancy Goods,
il & 49 MAIN fcXr.EET,
EVA NVI LLE-tfV. IKBIAKA.
Large Retail Dealers in
Millinery & Fancy Goods,
ft & 49 MAIN STREET,
New York Store
Wholesale and retail.
l-t- ,1 !.!
t - i
. .. .. I
. i.f .lhl. i
New SOIes Spring and Summer
RICH MOIRE ANTIQUE SILKS,; - j""
RICH PLAIN. SILKS, .", ,
' RICH REP SILKS,' ' -
" ' ;iJ ,? RICH M ANTI LLA SI LKS.
i ' 1 i . ..... J. . .
Nevr Spring Sacks, "' ' 'f '' ,t
Black Silk Basquines,' 5 ' ' ! i
Light Cloth Talma, i J -s.
Lace Points and Circles,
't l&kr? fFSlilfS
, 'i i ; urt Km uic )Ln. I inax Anu urpM inni
mings. Fancy Gooda, Buttons, Ac, ice., ail
at greaujr nuutxu pnws.
f,j,; '!: r,' i . 1 "' "!',.r.,
; 14 and '46 First Street,
V i 1 i V iXH I. ii. ili'K ,n'...,f
,l";ffiUT MifxJ W'.'i i.r.l
Three doors west oi Sherwood lloost.
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