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German on pensions.
Forbes' Artlck on Our Army by Th« Gallant Tecumsah—Th« Justice of Pv'"f Liberal Pensions. tfymM Augaat 1£—A <*11 on Gen. resulted in a Ulk shout Archi ed Forbes" article on "The t'nited Bute* Vna*" in 'he North A morion Review for tuiro't The t.eneral expressed a heartr appreciation of the keen perception and 2curate descriptive powers of Mr. Forbes. He bail readthe «rticie with great interest •nd pleasure. "Forbes." fie said, "is a rtrr close and just observer. Hisconapwi ^ are fair, and bis statements are TT fi.Mlv understood by the civilian bv the "soldier. He pnta our or,*a»oa tion in s favorable light, and does juatioe I to the efficiency of our small array. The I General took up tb« topics treated of by I Vr Forbes, and. tarning over the leases of j tbe maga'ln*. discus>ed, in an off hand war the joints made by the writer. He said that, whi'e it was true that our soldiers I «x»t #l.WO per year each, against a fourth I or a tiftb «»f tbat sum paid in France aid Germany for a soldier, the immense area >f I our rruutrv ucounts for a good part of the expetoe We feed, clothe, and nouse ou* n en Mter. it is true, but the movement ' gf Ibera Is the *reat coat. To senc a recruit from New York to New Mexico (Mis as much as a tourist would expend, jn France or Germany he weald go on a rovernnient railroad without cost.compara tiveljr. Kngland sends a soldier to Alex andria for a tilth of what we could send one ' to Santa Fe. Transportation is an enor luou.s drain on our appropriation, not Only tor the soldier, but for ail that he eats ana ' wears, and formerly all that his horse eats, a!-o. Then we buiKi post* long in advance of civilization and railways. The lumber to build them may be bought in Chicago, jhipp'l I.<W miles by rail, and then wagon ed hundreds of miles more over deserts and mountain-. The result is that the lumber costs f.M'or fcfiO per 1,000 feet before it is i usl lo Build Quarters • .t. arm* *oon the post-ettrac.* . ,or the «®y , every valley near itia «!S' iuh settlers; and then comes the tilled When uiai comes there ia soon minwi «-b lhe hjst(jry of EE^ fSo .nd I**?. rtcptly : *u'! to f*" a!*ndoned. Bmlt within a , ^ ; Mat infn.,n« -t. and now use ! "• wt ?aid tbe VieneraU my order k iu!o« r h«rm started the Senators and »*•»*«ifc»ny«r ^ Kin^ I\2i7»lwork to stop the abandonment. £|J L'.ple about the forts want the soldiers m kL b and spend their money among 5£ £ 1 *** 1 haye to abandon my uaeless posw by degrees. „ The i-oB»p.»risons instituted by Mr. Foibesbetween the rewards showered by the Kriti-di government upon her successful amm.n.l-rs d-d not stirthe any expression of dissatisfaction with the lo L> American officer. He thoufht that S,v «ere well treated. at least while due. In the matter of pensions, the faml1'" f°* British mnquerers had an advantage for iin,e tensions were otten continued to the xci>n<l and third generation £•*; ™J wife.' said he. - were I to be killed on tlie plains in an Indian tight, would get no more than would the wife of a private soldier. So we are all on an equality after we are dead. He be lieved. however, that in no country were , successful commanders more beloved an i . honored bv the people than here, "rotes s:onal politicians are the only men in tne I'nited States jea! >us of the emoluments snd popularity of the soldiers who crushed tbe rebellion. The people are now as en thusiastically the friends and admirers ol j the (■eneraN of the late war as they were j n H«.r». • There might be forty Governors <>r Senators on a train willing enough to ■.peak to the dear people. Hat Let Phil .Wtiertdaa step on the rear platform and all the streets would call for 'Little Phil' to say stmething. although he can't make tQUch niore of a speech than his horse. It is the same with Hancock, and would have been tbe same with Meade orTnomaa. The hold f.rant has in the hearts of the people is a mystery to the politicians. If they were wise, instead of trying to get him out of their way by abusing bira, they would do as the Chinese do with 'Josh,' feed him up 1 with honors, until he became so fat, good natured and lazy that thev need ] not be longer afraid of him. I I swung round the circle with Presi dent Hayes from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back, and 1 think the people liked to see me just as well as ever." "The popularity of the soldier is enduring.' con- J tinned the eeneral, "while that of the pol itician is ephemeral, at !>est. W hat the soldier did covers a multitude of mistakes ! and follies, as well as a few sins. An un- ! timely letter may snuff out the most suc cessful political ieader and lay him on the j shelf Vnder the same circumstances the people forgive the soldier and conclude that writing is not his trade. "We have | gone said he. "to the verge of extrava gance in canting pensions to our privates, but I believe the people are satisfied that j We should err in I he In reel ion of Too Nnrh, rather than too little. The soldiers of the | late wur returned houie 17 years ago. aud strove to get hack into the traces of civil j life. The mass of theiu did so, but thou- | sands found themselves at a disadvantage. The e\|H»ures ami toils had sapped some of their vitality, and camp life left them less aMe to cope with business. Every year in crraxd the difficulty; wounds began to tell, and so the people found their soldiers poor —the veterans were dropp«d to the rear in the battle for bread. The people demand ed the pension iucrease, rather than the soldiers, and they will pay it without a •-mnilde. They don't want their heroes in the pour house. Besides, it will not be for long. Every year wilt decrease It, and only a few n will pass until ; fnajn^yt jte paid off as he drops into Tbe <?e*. ipuon of th^tera.la of a squad * TTjiTtifciy to* 1 scout, at Fort Cuatmings, t> leaned 4w general greatly. He thought Ueniy d*d Janice to the effi ciency of our^flM as \he|!ains. I>isplay %onld be on| ef ptece. 4ut nothing was E; Thw »«4wS Iktroit "**r | Detroit ha* genuiria lAlW t - Vt one of the seare^OMHflilrt^WhuKa- | l.bkmd, l>ut one tliJMfc li hMM(|H|>y an pi -»■ i \ I ijliM s. The writer hi<(fcp®that ne-tenths of those who read this ar Lk'le will exclaim "Pcohl" at the first | Ine, and so would he, a few hours ago, I I :.v any hauuted-house story that was «KI written. But he had occasion yes-1 u-rvliy to investigate a reputed case,and | |do o|e, had they accompanied him, I Wu have had tne slightest doubt re- I I waiting. To those who desire to inves tigate for themselves, he will give the MM of entirely reputable witnesses, | | not only one, but a dozen or more. Dots street there was erected four | y«ut ai^> a neat, pretty, six-room cot- | taftf.i* ith a grass plat and shade trees i in frvfct, and a large, airy yard in the I I tear,' lie fore the house was finished it I l*cu:oe Known that it was for rent, and there were plenty of would-be tenants. A young married couple, with a baby and nor* girl, were tne accepted ones. I I They remained there precisely six days, Soicg away one morning very early and unexpectedly. There was some wonterment expressed, but another amiy moved in a day or two after *ardt, and nothing more was thought Jjuheoecurrence in the neighborhood. The n»w tenants were a middle-aged *idowaud four grown-up children— I two study young mechanics and two lluij*es »f perhaps 15 and 17 years of age. This arnilv remained in the pretty rM|» leariy two weeks, and then | 'juietly 4eparted. To a young lady in tne neighborhood, whose acquaintance «>e had brmed during the fortnlght,and who*. home she ran at the last moment io say "good-by," the youug est daughter said, in reply to an inquiry ■*> to the cause of their leaving,"Mother she would not live there if the Bonier would give her the house and Ettia 00 °* the ■ >rom that day to this that house has ■r*n vacant much of the time. Every KT* «»ys a van of furniture has come up Kj\e *tr«*t, and the articles been eurieal ■nto that house. For a day or two wommb ■*ould t». _ m would reappal Mm* morning, the' furniture would k« reloaded and driven off, and the o*fc> would onoe more tick up tbe "Toftent" sign. Of course such frequent oocurrencea have not pa«s^i %not*d, and of late there has oeen o^kierable comment thereon; ®o moth *> that the house has bad but few fcatfata the past year. About two weeks a Free Preu re porter noticed tfcattye house was once more inhabited, !*Mre marked to a Ger man grocer, wh<fce 4pre i* nearly op posite: "Schneider, I se* Nu have some new customer*." "Yes, py golly, bAi I doa't drust dbem for notinkk'' I "Why so?" 1 "Pccause dhey ®u't shtay long enough. Puddy vxi dhey'lf move right away eudt." T "What's thereaam to one stays In that house?" 1 "How de devils do I know aboudt dhat?" exclaimed tie j&ocer testily, as he walked Into bis *to&, leaving the reporter on the aide«'a](. Yesterday morning <4 the reporter came in sight of the foniap,there wad the same old spectacle of workmen piling Airniture upon a van. ■<* gentlemanly looking man was superintending -the loading, and the repirt* determined to interview him if he shot for It. "Is this house to rent?,T he inquired of the retiring tenant. "I presume so." "How much per month}" "Better ask the owner." "Have you any objection to telling me how much you have paid, aud if you are moving awav because your landlord has raised your rent?" "You had better ask your questions of tbe landlord. The fart is, I haven't lived here a month." Taen in a low tore, a* if only intended for the ears of his will, who was standing by his side, "Nor r vouldn't for a hundred dollars a month.' J "Why are you moving away?" "Bt cawe 1 do not care to remain." "WhatU the reason?" "That iamy business, sir." "Pardoune, sir; but for four years I have seen jrople moving in and out of this house, lone of them remaining long enough to get acquainted with their neigbb?s, and I would like to know the fason. Is the house haunted?" \ "Yes, sir, itk." "By what?" "The most unartlily noises man ever .listened to. M«ley would not hire me to remain here." "Cannot youa9crtain the source of tbe noises?" "Oh, yes! In tha bouse there is a boy who is teaming to play the accord ion, and on the othei side there lives a voung girl with a very shrill voice,who leasts that she cai sing two tones higher than ever l*a;epa Rosa could, and I am satisfied that she doesn't lie about it. Yes, sir, the house is to reut" THE PLUCK OF YOUNG FIELD. OvfrromtDg DKcoii ragiiir ObsUfln wild ^fnklaf n I'oriuoe. from the Detroit ^Yul and Tribune. The boy. Cyrus W. field, was not studi ous or meditative—not languic or dreamy. He didn't want to go college. He was active, shrewd, canning, commercial. He was known to have whittled out a willow whistle that wouldn't gdand trailed it for a good jack-knife. "He \von't do for the ministry," said his father!'I'll put hiaiin a store." As an infant he wis an invalid"—so weak and frail that his litye body bad to be supported in a frame, i^ which he man aged to roll himself around\ tie rootu; but he recovered, and then he n^ule up for the time he had lost, in pretem^ural activity and vivacity. When he ^15 fifteen he went to New York and entered A. T. Stew art's "tore as a clerk. Six yeato of this was enough for him. When he wa twenty-one he set up as a naper m&nuftturer* He bad not learned the trade, he hfcl no expe rience in it, and had no capital,%ut he ha4 pluck and restless industry, aqjl he suc ceeded. Cyras W. Field had a boyish theory that $•250,000 was enough for any man, and so he registered various vows in various places that when he had made that he would absolutely retire from btsiness. When he was thirty-three he had reached the prescribed goal, and he said o his friends, "Now. behold how virtuous 1 man can be!" He retired—at any rate he legan to taper off by a six month's tour to Smth America, in companv with the distingtish ed artist. Church. When he came bad he settled down as a retired merchant, for a w«ek or two. and then his empty hands beam to be uneasv. He suddenly got hold of lie Atlantic cable idea, or rather A. C. I. g>t hold of him. and it shook him over tie gulf of disaster and despair lor twelv* years. He subscribed $10,000 to it, and tlien $20,000, and finally had to pay oat $3J0.000, and Peter Cooper, Marshall O. Roberts and Moses Taylor each as much more, merely to get the cable to Newfound land. Then he raised $3,000,000 iu Eug land for the Atlantic cable. The cable broke in mid-ocean, carrying all his for tune with it, and he came home and went into the paper business again. He made another fortune, and put it at once into the imperiled scheme that so many other friends were deserting sick at heart In lf<65 the cable broke again. Still he persisted, raised $3,000,000 in England, making $*>,000,000 in all, and at last suc ceeded. I think he never went out of has iness after that, and he soon found that ten times the "sufficient fortune" of his youth was not enough. Mr. Cyrus W. Field's summer home, one of the finest in the country, is at Irvington, on the Hud son. - grasping her taper waist ; he had leu ner into deep water by clasping both her little bauds; and to none of this polite handling had she demurred. It was when he put discs on his hands that their amicable relations exploded, with a sound somewhere between a dull thud and a sharp smack. Made bold )>y an hour's familiarity with the water, she resolved to take a header into an incoming wave. Clasping her small bauds over her head, she changed ends with Incoming grace—her head going into the water and her feet coining out. At that instant, when she was oent, as'twere, in mid-air, in the ftill view of hundreds, the young man was tempted hy the glorious opportunity into giving her, with tl»e broad, Hat disc, one re sounding spank. Mad? Well, it may liave been the concussion that redden ed her face as she walked right out of the water alone, but I guess not, be cause, in my opinion, it was the glow of undying hatred for that shameles spanker. RuUp Behavior With Cork Dines at Coney Island. THE MATTER WITH THE CLOCK. A vouth sat on a sofa wide . Withiu a parlor dim: The maid Who lingered by his side Was all the world to him. What brought that glsd light to his eye That cadence to his tone? Why born* the lamp «f Love so high. Though midnight's hour hath flown? The clock n bo re the glowing grate Has stopped at halt-past ten; And long as that yoang man may wait It will not strike again. The artful maiden knows fall well What makes the clock act so. And why no earthly power cau tell 1 he time for him to go. Chicago Tribune. AT SETOF SUN. If we sit down at set of can And count the iniuas that we have done* And counting And One self-denying act, one word. That eased the heart of him who heard; one glance most kind. That fell lide sunshine where it went. Then we may count that day Well spent. Bnt 11 through all the life-long day We've earned no heart by yea or nay; If through It all WeVe done no thing that we can trace, that brought the sunshine to a lace; j No act, moat small, That helped some soul, and nothing coat, Then count.that day aa wezae than lost. —SUa WKetler. He who cornea up to his own ides of greatnen must always have had a very low sUudacd of it in his mind. TOTAL ABSTINENCE. Bishop Ireland's Address Bsfore* the National Total Absti nence Union. Before the National Catholic Total Ab stinence union, in session at 8t. Paul, Minn., Bishop Ireland delivered an ad dress last Wednesday, the principal portions of which were aa(fo]lows: The thesis' Is maintained by most able physicians that alcohol ia no food, pro ducing neither heat nor strength; that it is no stimulant that increases the healthy ictivity of any organ of the body,although it may allow of disorderly action. Alcohol/ Lhey say, is simply a narcotic and a sedat ire, ind only in exceptional sanitary conditions an it bring positive bene tit to the human system. Were we to consent to the claims which other physicions put forth in its furor we still would have to confess with them thai a most limited supply suffices for 'all salutary effects, and that all draughts in »xcess of this limited supply are hurtful to tuind and body. At best, alcohol ia useful, bat in slight quantities. But what do facts tell us? Alcohol, ocean-like, flood* the land. Mild dilutions, as wines, do not satisfy us; fermentation and distllation are called into active service to provide it in more undiminished visor ; and whether it be wine, or beer, or whisky the vile art ot adulteration is often employed to enhance its maddening power. According to the report of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, dated July 1, 1881, we find in the United States engaged in the sale of dis tilled liquors (this calculation leaves out those who are engaged exclusively in the sale of wines or fermented drinks) 4,112 wholesale dealers and 170, K40 retail dealers. This state ment gives us one retail dealer, i. *., one whisky saloon keeper, to 300 of the popu lation of the country, men, "women and children. We know that all whisky sellers Jo not honor the government with a report of their traffic, and when to this fact we add that children and women are gen erally to be taken out of the list of con sumers. we begin to see what immense quantities of alcohol in its fiercest forms tire used by the adult males of America. We are not to supj>ose that saloons exist on small sales. Those who have paid at tention to the business assert that an av erage of $1-5 per day is by no means an unreasonable estimate of the sum paid to each saloon of the country for drinks, besides, we have from the commissioner of revenue the figures in gallons of the amount of distilled liquor sold in one year, 117,728,150 gallons, ». e.. twoandone-third gallons to every person, man. woman, or child, in the oountry. At least 10,000,000 barrels of beer and ale are manufactured and sold in the United States, and in addition to distilled and fer mented liquors, a very large quantity, cer tainly, of wines, native and imported, is In the United States the cost of alcoholic liquors to the consumers in one year has been $750,000,000, or an average of over $15 to every man, woman, and child in the country. In Great Britain the cost in a year has been £142,000,000 or $740,000,000, an average of over $20 to every one person of the population. It is difficult for the mind without some term of compari son to comprehend these figures. The sum spent in four years for alcoholic drinks in Great Britain would purchase all the rail roads in the country, and the sum spent in six years would pay" off the national debt. The aggregate of wages paid by all the manufacturing establishments in America during the year I860 was only $775,584,000, but slightly in excess of the drink bill for the same year. The total value of all church property in the country in 1870 was $354,4&t,OCO. Six months' abstinence from drink would buy it out. You will permit this plain question: Amid the general ruin and devastation caused by drink, how fares the Irish peo ple'.' The Irish people do not drink more alcoholic liquors than others; they drink positively less in Ireland than the English or Scotch do in England or Scotland. Still, this much is true, alcohol does them more harm, because their warm nature yields more readily to its flames, and in the areck which follows they have more vir tues to sacrifice. Nor do I mean to say that intemperance is the sole cause of their woes; yet this iuuchistrue,it is a great cause of woe for them, and were it once a memory of the past other causes would not long linger among them It there is a man who should curse alco hol, and visit upon it the full wrath of his soul, it is he who loves sincerely the Irish people. Far more than landlordism, said one of the most zealous opponents of Irish land lordism, Mr. A. M Sullivan, has intemper ance impoverished Ireland. Fifty-five mil lions of dollars have been spent in one year (1877) for intoxicating beverages. Absentee landlords, accounted one of Ireland's great est curses, draw annually from her people but $25,000,000. Mr. Villers Stuart, M. P. for Waterford, made the statement lately in Dublin: "One-half the amount of what was annually spent in drink in Ireland would if annually applied for the purpose buy in fifteen years the fee simple of all the farms in Ireland." Suppress civil commotion and intoxica tion :n Ireland and you can close courts and jails. If in other countries, 75 or 85 percent, of crime results from drink,-1 vould not fear to say that in Ireland 95 per fc?nt. or more would be the correct figure. S> good are the Irish people without whis kj—eo bad with it Lord Morpeth, when Secretary of Ireland, during Father Math ews crusade, gave these statistics: Of cases of taurder, attempts at murder, offenses against the person, aggravated assaults, tne«e were in 1837 (before Father Mathew s labors), 12.00»i; in 1838, 11.058; in 1839, 1,097 (crime diminishing as temperance prevailed); in 1840 (the hey-day of temper ance), 173. Between 1838 and 1840 the public bouses where liquors were re tailed in Dublin had lessened by 237. As a consequence the per sons imprisoned in Ihe Bridewell (the principal city prison) had fallen in a single year from 130 to 23. and more than 100<fells in the Bridewell beinp empt^tbe XX IOU CAUVO UU i y VT7X7U a t VI' of the republic landing on America. The Irish and their < number millions to-day among us. should we not have expected from the Iri^cj in America, when we consider their own powers, physical, moral and intellectual, and the boundless resources of the new world, which were laid open to them? What we should have expected, we find wherever they shunned liquor; we do not find it where they have patronized the whisky shop: and, alas! as a great portion of them have loved the glass, a great por tion of them are failures in America. The comparative poverty of the Irish people in America is a matter of public notority. They are the hewers of wood and drawers of water. Go where the hard est work is to be done, you find Irishmen —borrowing In the-mines of Pennsylvania, washing away their' life-blood amid the never-ceasing din of industrial machinery in New England, strewing with their corpses lines of railroads or canals. In large cities the tenement house quarters are thronged with them, a family striving to breathe in each room of a building five storiea high, crammed with human beings from cellar to roof. The condition of things is deplorable. Forced poverty is hurtful to soul and body. Mortality attains fearful proportions. In the tenement houses of New York 75 per cent, of all the children die within a few years after their birth. The report of the Boston Medical Association shows that while Irish families are far more numerous than those of native New Englandera, yet on account of greater mortality amon^ Irish children, the New England population would keep pace with the Irish, were not the latter constantly re ceiving new accessions from emigration. Bad ventilation and alcoholism, adds the report, are impairing fearfully the gen eral sanitary status of the Irish people. No influence for good, social or political, can they have amid such pov erty. What room for evils of all sorts.phy sical and moral? Well, what keeps the Irish people in these low social conditions? The saloon. Thither goes the money earn ed at the sweat of their brow; thence do men isaae, broken down in health and strength, to swell the lists of idlers and paupers. Compute in any one city the sums of money spent by Irishmen in Irish saloons, and you will b« affrighted. In one western city of America there are fif teen hundred saloons kept by Irishmen for the benefit of Irishmen. Allow the average receipts of each saloon to be $15 per day, and yoa have an annual expenditure for liqnor by the Irish of that city of $8,212,500. Add to these sums the value of time lost through drink, of wages unearned because men visit saloons, and $12,000,000 per annum is not too high a figure to tepresent the annual losses to the Irish of on* city. Repeat the calculation with due proportion from 8t. V5 ^ew York, from Boston and Phila delphis, and you will know why we are poor. It*«<d|e talk to advise tiie people to secure homes of their own, to leave the crowded ritif*, to gain by labor and econo my a competence for themselves and their families; yoir moat lay the az to the root of tbe evil, first teaching tbem to shun the saloon which ia swallowing ap their earn ings. The liat of culprits with Irish names ap pearing before municipal courts, filling municipal jails and reformatories, strike us with borror. Well they may. Let us tell Ibe trntb—the world is telling it for us; but the world tells it for our »bame, while we will tell it thai the world may no longer be able to tell It. Irish names, doubly more tban our due proportion will allow, are inscribed on our court registers. What a shame for tbe old race! What a dis grace to religion! We could de tend tbemjif comparisons can defend. The most shocking sins of the land are absent from Irish homes. Weighed be fore Ood, In scales of perfect .justice, these Irish crimes are often light and pardonable before crimes of more favored classes who are never dragged into court. But what of this in the public mind? Who will explain as we do or see as we do? The shame re-, mains. Have you studied the causes of these crimes? I have tried to study tbem, and in large cities I have questioned judges ana police officers. and here is the tact: Ninety per cent, at least of all Irish crimes are traceable directly or indirectly to drink. Tbe power of rum to produce crime, great among all elements of tbe population, attains special proportions among the Irish. As things are. we appear far more criminal than we should be. Sup press rum and no other element compares with us in freedom from crime. Your remedy, my brethern, is total absti nence. I have full faith in the remedy, and to insure the comp'ete regeneration of our pewple I am certain we need but to multiply your societies and maintain their efficiency. You pledge yourselves to abstain wholly from tbe use of intoxicating drinks, and you labor to indnce others to imitate your example. Oertainiv total abstinence as de fined and practiced in your associations is in itself a most worthy and laudable work. Strange as it may stem, there are men from whom better knowledge and better sense were to be expected who seek, more of course by misrepresentation and convert sneer than by argument, to disparage total abstinence. They dislike it for themselves, and as a consequence they dislike it in others. We do not say that tbe moderate use of intoxicating liquor is in itself wrong and sinful; we are no Manicheans. We do not propose to take from others against their will their right, allowed them by nature and nature's God, to use within le gitimate bounds wine, beer, or whisky. But neither do we acknowledge resting on ourselves an obligation to use these li quors, and we claim the God-given right to abstain as our own free choice fr jin such use. We do not say that total abstainers are holier than others. This were unpardon able pride and unpardonable sillinasa; God alone judges of individual holiness. But we dosay, as an abstract principle, that to tal abstinence practiced through a super-. natural motive is a high act of vinue most agreeable to God, and most deservedly of reward at his hands. The motive may be charity for one's self; we dread the sin of intemperance, and that we may the more certainly escape it, we resolve to siiun even its remote approaches. With this motive total abstinence becomes the perfection, the heroic iorm of temperance, as the evan gelical counsels are the heroic forms of chastity, obedience to God's will, and detachment from earthly goods. The < motive of total abstinence again may be mortification or self-denial, a virtue so salutary, so necessary for the Christian life, so earnestly recommended to us by the Savior in word and example. It may, too, be charity for the neighW. Some there are who practically can not use intoxicat ing liquor without being carried to excess. Our example of total abstinence mcy lead him to total abstinenc e, and we will have saved his soul. Total abstinence neces sary for our brethren; for us it will be an act of heroic charity. The practice of total abstinence through the motives I have named is undoubtedly, according to all Catholic theology, a more meritorious act than the using of intoxicating liquors sim ply because tneir use is not prohibited. Intemperance we condemn, temperance we allow, total abstinence we commend. In regard to the latter, "I have no command ment of the Lord, but I give counsel." "The word of God," says, very abruptly, Bishop Elder, "does speak of wine as the gift of God, as a benefit, just as it declares marriage to be God's own institution; but in the same way that it declares virginity to be still holier than marriage, so does it praise as special friends of God all those who for God's sake, renounce all use of wine and of all intoxicating drink." The Ilechabites said: "We will not drink wine because Jonadab, the sou of Bechab, our father commanded us, saying: 'You shall drink no wine, neither you nor your chil dren forever.'" And God rewarded them: "Thus saith the Lord of host9, the God of Israel: There shall not be wanting a man of the race ot Jonadab, the son of Bechab, standing before me forever." Aaron and his sons were commanded by the Lord to abstain from wine and all other in toxicating drinks whenever they were to enter into the tabernacle of the testimony. It was one of the conditions of the marvel ous strength God gave to Sampson that his mother was to abstain from wine and strong drink. In the words of our blessed Savior, no greater man had ever appeared on earth than John Baptist, and of all the holy prac tices of his life the only one marked out by the angel of God was total abstinence from intoxicating drink. "He shall be great before the Lord, and shall drink no wine nor strong drink, and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb." St. Timothy was a total abstainer. Only when his strength through his evan gelical labors, was failing, did he consent, at the command of his master, St. Paul, to take "a little wine." And the great apostle of the nations himself marked out the car dinal principle upon which total abstinence for the sake of our brethren is commended. "It is eood," he writes to the Bomaas, "not to eat flesh and not to drink wine nor any thing whereby *.hy brother is offended, or scandalized or made weak." But what of the efficacy of total absti ks a remedy for prevailing intemper-j of the rTbe tens "of thousands whom you' the practice of total abstinence are A total abstinence society is the r; within, tbe winds are still, the sea L; outside, t^^^ws^Mi^and^rocks jJiii or u3l . ^ abw4ter$*r «iem far the harbor!" The circunistmuMLJ^ the jtresent times, we must ever^^ieinber, are peculiar. 8ociety is honeyconil>ed with temptations to dnnk; tbe stoutest and bravest are daily falling victim*. Who, you can ask, is sure in advance of victory? To Irishmen, particularly, because of their native com parative powerlessness to resist aloohol, because of the fatal habits into which past traditions have wrapped them, because their welfare is near to my heart, I will never cease |>ointing out with an undeviat ing finger the harbor of peace and security. Believe not that it is a difficult task to lead men to total abstinence. Your records tell a different story. Counting all Catholic total tbstinence societies in America^ whether connected with our union or not, we have 100,000 total abstainers. Is this a small nnmber wben we know that not very earnest, persistent effort has been made so far? Remember the magnificent success of Father Mi»«hew. See what Cardinal Man ning and Father Nugent have done in Eng land. Irishmen are the most docile of peo ple before those who labor for their good; they understand readily their true welfare, ana with slight encouragement they work to secure it. Who has ever tried to organize and maintain a total abstinence society —tried earnestly—and failed? Some come who may again fill away; they will return, or others will take their place, bnt the so ciety remains. Give me in a parish six earnest men, a priest, and a few laymen, and a total abstinence society is a fact. But tbe men must be earnest; that is, they most labor, and they must practice them selves total abstinence. Is it too much to ask the practice of total abstinence for the sake of others? The question, I think, should not be pnt in the Catholic church, tbe home of self-saciifice, zeal, and heroic charity. What do we give np in abandon ing liquor? The pleasure of a momentary excitement What do we do by the aacrt fire? We dry the tear of wretchedness, we feed the hungry, we raise up our race, we gave souls, we honor religion. Numbers, however, will remain who will not take your total abstinence pledge. Have vou no influence over them? It woald be a great mistake to fancy that the total absti nence movement suppresses intemperance only so far as men join its ranks. Its reg ular membership is bat a part of its work perhaps even the smaller pari Society at large is influenced by the movement, rhe T. A. banner is a reminder to all that in temperance is a crying eviL Drinking usages become odious. Frequentation of saloons grows to be disreputable. Public opinion comes to pro nounce itself strongly in favor of temper ance. Tbe great lever in good or harm ts public opinion; color puMIe opinion with your own thoughts and individual* are easily reached. The misfortune heretofore ha* been that public opinion at most ad ministered bat a mild reproof to intemper ance. It was a weakness to be pitied, not a crime to be dreaded. The drunkard was petted for his good qualities of heart aod mind instead of being shunned for his per-; nidous example. The saloon-keeper took hi* place among the pillars of church and society. Public opinion war ranted, demanded treating, the use of liquor at all social gatherings and friendly meetings. Thus pitfalls are malti plied, the lovers of liquor encouraged, and in temperance with a great number rendered almost necessary. With your morement all this is changed, and your work reaches far beyond your own ranks. Whether men take the'pledge or not your ' morement benefits them; a healthy total abstinence society leavens a whole -com- ■ m unity. The need of the hour ii a grand tidal Wave of total abstinence sweeping over the land. Tne strongest protest possible mutt be made against intemperance; total «Wi nence is the protest Will h be made with sufficient force to save, tbe people? This is the vital question for the future of Irish men in America, and. I might add, for the future of religion. Total abstinence is the raving principle. Will the men be found in required numbers to make it a living power? The answer rests with the priests «nd laymen of the country—with those whose position and influence mark them as leaders of their fellownien. The scene we witness this morning in the cathedral of 8t. Paul inspires the brightest hopes. Influential laymen, renresenting nearly all the States in the Union, join hands, nearGod'saltar, with their priests, beneath the waving folds of total-abstinence banners, and promise their life long labor to tbe sacr» d cause. You tell as thai in your homes there are numbers animated with the same sentiments, bent equally upon doing good and saving their fellows. We could wish for no better omen. To the prieita 0/ the church who labor to further the cause of total abstinence, I offer in a special manner my congratulations and my thsnkg. With them prominently rests the future of their people. Their earnest co-operation is all that is needed to insure the success of tbe total-abstinence movement. May heaven pour down its richest bless ings upon your union, and continuously add to its peaceful and glorious victories. WEST VIRGINIA. Its Forests and Their Un-jrlylng Wealth. Girls Who Can Run a Granger Plough or Swing an Axe—Home-Life in the Backwoods—Customs, Man ners. Etc. LKwisBtRfi, W. Va., August 10.—The forests of West Virginia are rarely magni ficent, and why they have not attracted j the attention of our enterprising lumber dealers is a mystery. We rode for three days over one tract of 40,000 acres, crossing and recrosaing at various poiuta, traveling about thirty miles eack day, and at every turn we came upon some now beauty to admire in the size and symmetry of those noble forest trees. Every one was a glory in itself—a perfect array of monarehs. The poplars in particular were beautiful, running sixty feet high without a branch, straight as an arrow, and ranging from two and a half feet to six feet in diameter. Great solid white oaks stood beside the poplars, vieing with t iem in size and beauty, with wood like soli 1 steel, white and sound as a bell to the heart. The white oak of this region is beyond comparison. Chestnut oaks, mmy of which would yield a cord of tan bar e to the tree, cover all the northern exposures of I the ravine, and form the nearest supply of this valuable commodity to the great cen tre of the tanning trade. There is also the nearest supply of that valuable tree so rapidly disappearing from our forests, the black walnut, in many places growing seven or eight trees to the acre, some of them large enough to saw 1,000 feet of lumber. Always growing in the rich hollow and bottom land, it is the first tree to be attacked by the ruthless squat ter. Riding through the country we often see it doing the menial duty of hedging in a pasture or covering a hog pen, while the market clamors for it, and the price at tide water is gradually rising towards |i>0 a 1.000 feet. Wild cherry, whose beautiful red lus tre has delighted us all in the interior dec oration .of our railroad parlor and sleeping cars, and is now being largely introduced into private dwellings, is found here in great quantities, and grows to a size and perfection seldom equalled in any other part of the world. Resembling the poplar in size and style, every tree almost perfect in form and of great height, it is destined to be one of Tbf Jloil Valuable Product* of the West Virginia forest. Gigantic ma ples of every variety abound, and almost every other species of hard wood known to the trade; yet all this wealth stands nmo lested within fix hours of the seacoast, while the far-otf forests of Maine, Canada and the Provinces are being culled of every "pipe-stem" for lumber purposes. In many of the counties of West Virginia this great forest is underlaid with deposits of coal, the extent of which has never been fully demonstrated; but enough is known of the coal fields to prove a source of wealth and industry now lying dormant which will one day make this State the rival of Pennsylvania. In many places we saw it in veins of from six to twelve feet. The great trees in falling uncovered beda of it in the forest; our horses' hoofs eyen often turned coal up from the soft soil of the pastures, and where the three forks of the Buckhannon river meet, in Upshur county, the angry floods have undermined a bank and disclosed a mass of coal twenty two feet thick. In some of the towns a few of the people use this coal in open Sates, either digging it from a bank near e boute (?r boyip" it from some "miner" at five cents per bushel. The attempts at mining made here would be highly amus ing to a thoroughbred Pennsylvanian. A hole is run into a bank, and a few wheel barrow loads taken out on a rickety trestle and dumped in a pile at the roadside. Stopping in front oi one of these dimin utive mines, one day just as the shaggy head of the proprietor ap ?ared from the tunnel binding beneath [w^load of black diamonds, we in iw much of a vein have migi to put in my corfl up." The idea of hiring heT. his mine, which would have" paid him times as much as his corn and his hogs, never entered the narrow limits of his head. The simplicity of the people a little re moved from the turnpike is almost incred ible, denoting a state of society at least one hnndred years behind the times. Arriv ing one evening at the cabin of A Praminral Back wo<Ml«n«*»t we found him possessed of three daughters, buxcm girls, who could run a plough or swing an axe as well and as long as any man in the clearings. They received us standing in an awkward posture in the one large room which the cabin contained, staring with ox-like cariosity. A faint "How dy" was just audible from them in answer to our salutations, and they imme diately set about getting us some supper, which consisted of the usual fare of corn cake baked in ashes, fried bacon, and beans dripping in fat. It being dark and in honor of tne distinguished guesta. no doubt, we were treated to a light to eat by in the shape of an old tomato can filled with grease, out of which protruded a short black rag. When this rag was lighted and the ill-de fined perfume of the contents of the can camfe gently stealing over the table the ef fect was anything but appetising, but when the tlame got fairly down to its work and the grease began to. simmer and bubbla we unanimonaly came to one condnsion— that light mast die, or wego hungry to bed. So we "doused the luminary" and swore to our fair hostess that we preferred to sleep in the dark, as it was tha custom of oar country. A few moments later we were I feat* d before the great fireplace watch in* 1 the flames cur! and crinkle around the burning logs. The old man had been giv ing us some original ideas on railroads, and the girls were sitting bolt upright in a row against the wall, watch ing onr every movement, bat never venturing to joinia the oonvenation. The effect of onr long ride and the genial warmth of the firs were soon our I of I of I bed, i like.' room I above, tire cfaa sleep wel sleej off is tbe i inf i drowsiness and raopenad the conversation an railroads. Presently ntf oar doubts and fears aa to tbe proprieties and impropritlaa of the occasion W«wBa<a»yi>a>rtlU by the action of the three damsels, who quietly arose from their positions against the wall where they had be«n sitting like so many pieces of atocoo all the evening, and. retiring a little oat of the bright light of tbe fireplace, demurely disrobed and scrambled into bed without so much as a Bx)-night to the rest of the company, e old man and his wife soon followed in like manner. After recovering from the first shock of this m»i novel performance, we wisely concluded to acquit ourselves as Romans while in Borne and were soon snugly ensconced under the blankets of our own couch, though not until the fire bad become dimmed and our corner had become somewhat shrouded in gloom. Traveling in the wilds of- Hampshire county we stopped onexoiif. drizily even ing at the cabin of a squatter -wtarby hard work and bard knocks had suooeeded in clearing a few acres of thf heavy forest,and made himself a home which in West Vir ginia would be called quite comfortable, and who in the meantime bad raised a fam ily of fifteen children. We found the poor fellow, as he expressed it, "in a desperate bad fix," with tbe dropsy. He was swelled in an inordinate degree, and hia sufferings went dreadful. For two years he had been confined, and for fifteen months he had never left tbe great oaken chair in which he sat. Long before we reached the houae we could hear his groans, and between each broken sentence of his sad story, he ejaculated, "Oh! Lord Have Xerey.** We asked his wife (a poor, worn, Ratient creature) why her hus ntd had not been tapped, explaining that it would surely give him great relief. She replied that Dr. W., who lived over, 'yon ridge," did talk some of "open in? on him.'' but "be didn't hive the fix ins" to do it with. When we suggested that the "fixins" might be obtained at a large town not thirty miles distant, we were met With a blank stare, as if such a thing was altogether too preposterous to think of, and so the poor sufferer was left unaided to fight the dread progress of his disease. His little place was already mortgaged to pay for patent medicines and doctors' bills, bis agony daily increasing, and the gloom of death falling slowly and surely about him. We left the sad scene to go to some other place where we could get shelter for the night The next house was some distance down the stream, whose rushing flood we bad to stem twice before reaching the much desired haven of rest A cabin with one bare room, with its huge fireplace, a bed, a r in# table, two chairs and the walls. ' Blackened With (be Nmokf of many years. Over the bed hung the only attempt at refinement in all that rough interior.in the shape of an*old color printrepresenting a very gsudr female with brilliant cheeks, golden hair, deep blue eyes and a flashy red dress which would delight the heart of a Spanish bull fighter. Underneath this work of art, in large type, were the words, "A Southern Beauty.' We supped on soda biscuits, bacon and 'cafe noir," a j:ood deal ot noir and not much cafe. Tbe good hostess, a rather pleasant looking -woman, apologized for the lack of light, as she "had mislaid the grease," so we ate in silence by the light of the log tire. After supper we sat watching the fire and talking to the "man" of the bouse. No papers, no books, no music, no lights, nothing in tbe lives of these people but the dull, daily routine of the mountain farm, the rude meal, dark ness and to bed. On retiring we were shown up into a small loft by a narrow stairway, the man going before us with a lighted splinter of "fatty pine," and stand ing with it at the head of tbe stairs until we had become familiar enough with the gloom to distinguish the bed from the pile of corn which occupied the opposite corner. Tbe rain came down in a ceaseless clatter upon the roof, and, as we lay with our facea nearly touching the beams, many a stray drop found its way through the loosely fa«tened shingles, falling with a loud spat upon tbe floor beside us, and we fell asleep wondering how long our dry corner would remain untouched by the raging element. A DEMORALIZED FJSHING PARTY. Two Bite* that €«a*fd « Tonne Con pi o ■ nrh EnUnflfmrnl. The young people Htopping at a popu lar resort have got fishing on the brain, and theygo out fishing every ehanee they get. They don't care so irtuch for the fish a* they do to get out on the lake in a boat where 110 one can hear them talk love. On a recent occasion a young couple went out in a l>oat, each armed with a pole and line, some bait, and so forth, when they got In a quiet place they threw out the hooks, and while the young man rowed the boat, the girl watched both poles. They were talking of the days that were to come, when their hearts would be united, and they would be rowing in the double scull race ot life, fishing for happiness, when the young man got hungry and stopped rowing and leaned forward to take a kiss. Just as he made the carom on her kiss centre, she jumped alwtut two feet in the air, grabbed the reel and said, "O. lord, I have got a bite." The young man got back where he belonged, a lit tle bit offended at a fish that would bite at such an opportune moment, when his pole began to jerk, and the line whistled through the reel, and he said to his girl that she needn't think she had all the bites, as he had one, too, and he began to pull in. It S4*cms she had a bass and he had a pickerel, and as they pulled in there respective fl-di the lines got tangled, the boat swung around, and the lines wound around the fellow and his girl. They dropped the poles and reels and tried to pull in the two fish "hand over hand," but the lines become more taut,<aod before they got the fish into the boat the young man and the girl wen* drawn together so close that they could both have had hi tea If they had not been so Interested fn the flsb. * Finally the young fellow got his pickerel Into the boat, but it flap|>ed up into the girl's lap, and she screamed, and fell over, and the pickeral kicked her, and by that time her Imiss was land ed In theooitand got tangled in the line that was around the young man's shoulder, and it flopped all over his coat M^around on his shirt iKwom. TheyJptfltoelJed murder, and a fisher maalffei^MMlipg neMr '»y. thinking being com mitt says it was •arty he pt wa7 ithflsl thatn^Wuld not hef]T were covered with slime anl till they looked as though tTU_ been catching muskrats for the marl The boatman towed them ashore, and" cut the lines that bound them, and they went to the hotel and cleaned them selves, and that is the reason they now sit on the veranda all day and ivfuse to go fishing when all the rest of the guests are having so much fun. Young people like that, who go fishing In a l>oat together, have got to learn to do one thing at » time, either fish or cut bait.—[Miltcaukee Sun. Hwfjr Valae of • Mm'i Lift. In the current number of the Inter• n ational Review there is an interesting article on life insurance. It contain* the following illustration of the money value of a man's life: "Take a man thirty-live years of age, in sound health, earning $1,000 a year. If money is worth four per cent, inter est the present value of his earnings tor bis probable afer lifetime by the Amer ican table is $17,500. That is the cash value of his life to his family; that is the actual money equivalent loat by them if he dies; that is what they are in con stant danger of losing; that it what he is imperatively bound to protect them against taring; that is the value of the substitute be must have always ready for that contingency. How many Americans earning that sum, or two or three times that sum, with dependent families, has that substitute or any con siderable part of it ready and really available? The loss goes on at a rate few appreciate. Take 100,000 men aged thirty-five in good health, earning $1,000 ka year each; the present money value |pr their Uvea to their families is $1,7*0, b00: and during that year there will he at about $15,655,sqpj Jen telowt|%t thjaiot yet been fixed. Ob PfVMMNMlng Mme. TawCimno, Signer Taglianietra and other eminent musicians and ainjrert gave a concert in theCongw* Hall oall room and will give another Lb if evening. CURING BY PRAYER. The Faith CwMtiM it OM Or chard Beach. Several Very Remarkable Curat VeritaWe Miracles in The Mine, teenth Ceaterv. Old Obchabd Beach. Me., Ave. & —Old Orchard k full to-night, and wit a few of the thousands here have beta in attendance upon the camp and faith meetings held during the past lJ"' days. The greateU wonder and 'eat have centered in the faith m presided over hy Dr. Cullis, Dr. Ife well-known as a boma>pathic akaan in ifgsder praottoe, but. I that,Is adevautChnatiao, and baa _ great interest in religious exeroksas many yean. But it is ofacoiu pantos ly recent period that he has held faith meetings, at which prayers were deliver ed solely for the sick, and astonishing cures effected. This is the sixth conse cutive camp meeting held, at Old Or chard at wliich. faith meetings have form til an important part. Previous to coming here, meetings were held at Farm Ingham t Mass., at which some cures were effected by prayer. Dr. Cul lis has preached but three sermons, but has presided at the general meetings every day. At two meetings he prayed with 430 people. Previous to these meetings preparatory meetings were held, wherein the doctor explained the nature of the cures ami the spirit in which one must receive help, claiming that the cures were effected solely by divine influence and disclaiming any power in himself to effect them. Be fore praying with a person he talks brief ly with each one, and then prays but a few minutes. He has been praying with the sick eight years, and when he came here six years ago was followed by almost a multitude of people anxious to be prayed over, and all believing in the efficacy of prayer. Dr. QUlis will not pray with them unless they first say they he- i lieve God can cure them, and they trust in Him aloue to do it, Curing by pray er is it) vogue in various parts of the world at the presenLtlme, aud has been so for mauy years. At the present time there are HO people in different parts of the world who are engaged PBAYIKU KOR THK SICK AN1> AK FLICTK I>, and effecting these faith cures. Rev. I)r. W. E. Borden, an American now located in London, haM a large faith, home. He prays for the sick and has effected some wonderftil cures. Rer. Otto Stacknayer. at Harp well,'Switzer land, has one of the largest faith cure establishments, devoted wholly to faith cures. Karl Andress, a Prussian preach er now in London, has a si miliar estab lishment. Ethan Allen, at Springfield, Mass., has prayed for the sick for over 40«years, and ha* accomplished some wonderful cure*. One of the most won derful cures was that of Mrs Edward Mix, ofConuecticut, acolored lady, who was afflcted with consumption, and vet was cured by the prayer offered by Dr. Allen. She then took up the work, and for the past four years has been do ing a similiar service for suffering hu manity. One of the most prominent faith cures in the world Is that of Samuel Zellcr, at Mannadorf, Swiwer land, near Zurich. It was founded by a Swiss namciV Do ret ha Treudel. This institution was thoroughly examined by that eminent German theologian, Thobuck, whom Joseph Cook referred to so frequently in his lectures, and bv him ix-onounced wonderful. Dr. Cuius was led to pray for the sick, as he re marks in the preface to his book, called "Faith Cures,"' by his belief that the promises in the Bible are absolutely tru«», and, if one prayed for what he wanted, it would be granted to blm. He read and pondered upon James v., 14, 15. He could discover no limitation in the verses as to time, so he begun to Inquire to see if he could And any one who had claimed that promise in modern times. He came across a rejKirt of Doretba Trendel's work in Switzerland, .wherein she gives accounts of cures in answer to her prayers. So he bccame COXKIHMKH IN HIH HEI.IKK. At that time he had under his care as physician a lady patient, Mrs. Wheeler, afflicted witli a terrible tumor, for which there was no cure but the knife, so far as he knew. He asked her to read those vernes in James, and then asked her if she could trust the I»rd to cure her. She said she could and woald. He prayed with her according to those verses, and in a day or two, previously having been confined to her room, she got up and walked about a half-mile, and in less than two weeks the tumor disappeared and she entirely recovered. She is now a missionary in India, sent there by Dr. Cullis. Since that time Dr. Cullis has prayed with any one wbo will declare that they trust In God alone. He has published two small volumes of faith curea, containing let ters from persons who have been cured through his prayers. These camp meet ings were not called for these faith cures, but people followed Dr. Cullis here and he gave these two large meetings for their benefit. In these meeting* he prayed publicly and in a great many (ases individually, apart from the others peaent. On the last day over ») per tons— mso and women of various ages —stood up and testiflnd to being eure I of physical ailments during these meet ings, by praying alone. Tije most re ma rkabjv and astonishing cure efjwted during these meeting* is that of Mist Olive Heald of Sumner, Me. For 21 yeurs she has been a hojwless Invalid, for 19 years she has not walked upstairs, and for three years has had to be fed; she was afflicted with a spinal trouble, chronic Inflammation and other com plications. She was brought to the taliernacle in a padded rocking chair, so w« ak she could not hold up her head from the back of the chair. She was 1 her voice was so weak d scarcely be heard. S!ie le meetings solely to lie -J." mutfinlJiin wam cafl ground^ ^en< WALKED Wuid Hat on the hi lere dur I Wiu nnv uu iiic n< •.>. ing the whole servire, which lasted two bourn. The second day she walked up and down stairplayed the organ a lit tie, aim sung. Afu r thia, ahe attended Mime wrvice each day, and rude out. j Her voice became mr»ng, and a moat wonderful change bun uken place in her who la appearance, and thia waa all j accomplished without medicine, elec- I trtcity or anything but earnest, solemn i prayer, Another caae ia that of Misa Eva Briggs of Lawrence, Ma<«., who has been suffering from an aggravated case of hip disease. She came to the meeting supported with one crutch,waa prayed with bv Dr. Cullis, threw aside the crutch and walked from the meat ing. To convince thejrcg^^ that these cure* are not i mantut, Mr*. Carolii la>4 year of a cbron* fix yeaiV standing. ed 100 yards in «ix prayed with here 1 mediately arue, fl« hcrown Land*, wl for several yen, walked to toe day or two alt.—, ker erangalM far 20; ried to and from dueted. TM Hutu riant '■ataMt «f VZVXZkt Js?tiE2sSI s»£5/—4 ■rivanta 2S& vai Indooed to tUI Dr. only payed * minute*, and only prayed b«U tow iirux Ki» noifTHiTTm lostaday • work flwa tww* To-day be to a strong, maa, I* the writer «*» Men Mid talked with hi seem almost if not quife Uka SSwftStHwS geoqaTto] . bat ecmld vet i_ ___ — „ to California and ftaldlhrt* ymw w» a Urt*p ranch, hunting and Mitng MM leading aa open life, butexperleaetd ao lasting benefit, and yet hi a few all' irtetf time, with no visible meant, da* ply through tbeakl of prayer, he was made a well man, and has been to ever tjnee. To what to It doe. If not to divine influence? Let the psychologist answer. Dr. Cullto' office in IVwtou, during hit bow* for regular patient*, to daily over run with people who come to be pray ed over. Tbuixdty morning* he bold* meetings at the flfcith chapel on Beaoon HIU for the*e peopla 60 much intereet to manlfeat la these meeting* here they, will be held next veer, a* they have heeu la the past six. 'There to no secret about thete cure* No sleight of hand, no meamertom, but everything to accomplished by a few simple heartfelt word* to the *11-power ful God, who hat said; "Ask, tad It shall be given unto you." RELIGIOUS NOTES. The Church of England Temperance So ciety bM 338.688 Juvenile member*. The Ntw Religion ayi of the American clergy: "Our palpita turn to Borne of tenor than to liberty." The CalMie Wd aaya that "moat of Use newspapers In' Cincinnati are in favoTof free beer and to Sunday." . Tbe question la which la the larger de nomination, ate Methodist or Bapttt^ Mi ? the HVrfrAwfl*, edited u It Is by an heft eel man, la obliged to eonfeea that the Metho diat aare atin ahead In numbers. Zion's Herald emphasises the rapid and wonderful developments of the great anm mer school at Cbautaaqaa, and sayalt "still stands distinct and peculiar by it self, without a peer In the land." In Kan Franciero the Roman Oatholtae have 1A churches, the Preaby teriaoe 16, the Methodists 14. tbe ^pfeopellaM 11.tha Bap lists II, and tbe Congrecationalieta «. The whole population ia about 300,000. In tbe province of Canterbury, England, there are said to be upward dfl.W par ishes where there ia neither public hoaaa nor beer *bop, and where eeeret drinking ia not practiced and crime If almoat un known. A correspondent of the Ckrutitn RtfiMtr is "much surprised at the general anger expreShed at Blahop Huntington's stric tures on the character and influence of Kin* erson. It la not easy to ace how he could well have aaid less.' Dr. Lyman Abbott Bays of hla recent adventures in Enjrland: "Tbe Episcopal Church (there) hss produced no more emi nent scholars, and no more cultured gentle men than aome of the honored leaders In tbe dissenting pulpits." Tbe 1 loman Catholic blahop of Leeda. Eng., recently granted tbe Catholics o< Bradford permission to eat meat on Eriday because tbe day waa the occasion of the visit of the Prince of Wales to that town,in order to enable the children of the Pom to testify their loyalty to Ihe English crown. The Wstcbman saya of Mr. Beecher and his North American essay: "tike I»r. Hushnell of tlie dead, or I)r. Newman Smyth of the living, he belonge rather to tbe speculative spirit* of 'sappers and miners,' than to tha claaaof builders la the realm of true theology." The Chriatian Register glvea special cred it to the Herald's pulpit Taat Sunday, and thinks it would have eatiahed tbe ambiti.ia of moat editors if they could hare turned out such a grist of discourse on Monday morning, to say nothing of printing ttoem , before they were preached. Thtre ia a note of good aenee In the fol lowing story, whether It 1a true or apocry phal: Dr. Thomae Hill, tbe ez-Preeideni of Harvard, baa turned poet, and prime la tbe laat lndn>miifnt a sorry alien at at an oratorio without music, entitled 'The Logos." Tbe editor of the XUm'i IternM haa aotno* where picked up tiie following: "Prof. W. Itoberteon bmlth'a treatment at tbe bande of tbe Scotch Free Church Assembly, lee* year, is thus tersely staled: 'At the leet meeting of tbe body be wae paraded as a martyr; at thia meeting he waa voted a bore. " Prof. Hjaltnar H. Boyeeen aaya of Mr. Ixragfeliow: "Tbe fact thai be waa neither an impa>aioned rhaptodist nor a profoaM philosopher should not be quoted la din paraaement of tbe beeutlfat gifie which ho old itosaees." He oounta it Mr. Loagf*low*a greatest glory that be waa "the poet of Ua multitude." Rev. Mr. Mackay, an Kplacopal minister of Lcadrille. Col., bea Initiated the mtllea in in otiaamall scale. He recently said he • Led a eongregatlon, In which were Uni tarians, Bsptisis, Swendenhorgiaoa. Ual venalirts and Methodist*. all Wwrehippina i->H« tl.< r In hatu.uiiy and Chrietteu Iv/re." 1 liia hx ks like it. Tbe (AWsrieg /frp.rfer tbiaka that *W bap* there ia a grain of traih la the JfrreM a psragrsph c«>ni rning the Nctrtoa Ttoeotog iuai » ni-nary." but II ia ortfMlly la IgXf anci cf >be character of the teaohiag that * haahirn given in that inetitatiaa during ■he last two jesra. The old betllaa are It. rating with new wiue The free thinkersof the United Blctoe ana to bold a grand convention at Watklne' Olen, beginning Augnat tSd, and to oea tlnna five days. Among thoae booked for apeaking duty are Herbert bpcoeer, Chan. Bradiaagb, if he reechea thla donntry la time, es-Ker. George V. MMn, as Iter. R P. Putnam, ex-Ree. George Chaiaey, Rer. H. J. Burn ham, R. ii. lapmll and Jesnee Barton. A I'niveraellet minister, Rao. J, Oortew, tbinka the diflerence betweaa UalearH|tMM|M and I'aitarianiam h rather aae of I than of anbetance, and aafca why tn»fl not work together. The OkriMU* IH — — ;; umwi in mil wuuui iwiwwmii tide* in ttt« PrwbynrlM Mmm kavc •troeglj coohmoM Dr. Mil views of tU make «• at tk* fwM lit* vWvt of TmL W. BoNrtoa to alioart tdtDlial vitfc Dr. DUllwt' tb« »bot I* bncteaiaf to to Mfd. ha bnvy, bttvwo ihMMii that Hguit ud wHl^ Mf, mm bjrtoriaa cbortk.