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Page One.
Editorial Briefs.
From Boyhood to Manhood.
Love the Transfiguring Power.
Compensations and Retribntions.
Mr. Pullman's Religions Character.
Page Two.
Trne Christian Liberality.
Faith Onr Great Need.
The Trntli at Last in Plymouth Pnlpit.
Page I'nree.
The Sunday School Lesson.
Page Pour.
“The llnlversalist Leader.”
New York City.
The Apostolic Doctrine of “ fhe Coming.”
Prison Statistics.
Views of the Editors.
Page Five.
Church News and Correspondence.
Page Sis.
The Family Page. Farm. Garden and Dairy.
Page Seven,
Onr Boys and Girls.
Page Eight.
News of the Week.
Church Notices and In Memorlam.
With definite and gratified ap
proval we read in our esteemed contemp
orary, The Church Union, this comment
on the proposal to conceal from the un
learned the facts developed by criticism
gg.to thu Bible; “No, with utmost pains
and care, find what is true about the
Bible, and then tell that to us all, learned
and unlearned alike. We can stand it,
and we want nothing else.” There
speaks a manly mind, wanting neither
in courage nor in faith. What is true
about the Bible is not always ascertain
able. That opens a wide door for con
jecture and many there be who go in
thereat. Unfortunately, pBssion, pre
judice and pride of opinion blend with
the matter of research bb with many
other matters; so that what is true
about the Bible is much obscured when
it might be plain. Yet the Bible takes
pretty good care of itself in the long
—Dr. Joseph Parker, of London, says
he believes in preaching sermons over
and over again. "I hav&never hesitated
to do it,” he adds. A man of such or
iginality and versatility, and of so elec
tric a personality, might, perhaps, ven
ture on experiments that a man of
smaller endowments should not risk.
On the other hand, if such a volcanic
mind as Dr. Parker’s must plead for the
privilege of repeating sermons, how un
kind to shut ordinary preachers off from
using over their best work! If a sermon
is strong and artistic, a happy stroke,
why should it not be repeated as much
as a play or a poem? Is not the reason
of the thinness of many preachers that
they are driven to produce common
place when they might repeat oracles?
—Our former neighbor and long time
friend, the Rev. C. M. Lamson, D. D.,of
New Haven, proves to be the choice of
the American Board for a successor to
Dr. Storrs in the presidency of that
great missionary organization. Dr.
Lamson iB a man of generous mould, in
mind and body, a student and thinker,
liberal in ideas and aesthetic in spirit,
without any sharp angularities yet tirm
and clear in hie opinions, a man who
would make the impression on the
stranger that he has consistently made
on his numerous acquaintances, of a
high-minded and kind-hearted Christian
gentleman. He will not sustain the
traditions of brilliant eloquence with
which Dr. Storrs has invested the presi
dency of the American Board; but Dr.
Lamson is sure not to fall below a very
high standard as an all-around leader
and official. We predict that he will be
popular with both wings of the body
and, what is better, will be trusted by
—Paul Casimir-Perier, late President
of the Republic of France, directed that
“a liberal Protestant pastor” be secured
to conduct the funeral services for him,
and gave charge that the “ceremony be
freed of every appearance of vulgar
materialism.” He was born and reared
a Roman Catholic but had quite out
grown the ideas and usages of that re
ligion. In anticipation of death in 1878,
he wrote out a brief and devout but very
unconventional confession of faith, gave
his reasons for being a Christian, and
for not desiring to approve “any exclu
sive religious dogmas.” In 1890 he re
affirmed this confession and declaration
which he directed sho.tld be read at his
funeral. The ex-President was, no doubt,
a type of a great number of emancipated
but ae yet homeless disciples of Christ.
—Prof. C. A. Briggs, whose experience
as a rejected heretic does not seem to
have dulled the keen edge of bis inquir
ing mind, is discussing with much free
dom and thoroughness the question of
“Salvation After Death.” He is, as is
known an expounder of the doctrine of
“The Middle State”—the period and
place between death Bnd the day of res
urrection and final judgment. He con
tends that there is more Biblical warrant
for this doctrine than for the doctrine
of the trinity or of the divinity of Christ.
On the basis of the actual existence of
such an intei val he proceeds to consider
its bearing on the question of the salva
tion of those who died before Christ
came, of those dying in infancy, of the
heathen, and of such Christians as have
begun but have not completed the pro
cess of salvation This naturally leads
him to consider the case of those who
are unawakened, and finally of those
who in this life “have definitely rejected
Christ.” The result of his examination
is a warrant for “holding to a much
larger hope of human salvation in the
future life than former ages were able
to conceive or imagine.”
—It is a little late, but we must have
our word about the Chicago Convention.
The spirit prevailed over the letter in
that convention. It was noticeable from
the first that a fine and fraternal feeling
was diffusing itself throughout the
great assembly. Very likely the prelim
inary meeting of the ministers had
something to do with it. That meeting
originated .in a deep and general desire
for the religious quickening of the
church. Various schemes for soliciting
the descent of the Holy Spirit were in
the fertile brains of the brethren; but
when }t was made manifest that all were
waiting and willing, lo! the Spirit was
in our midst. Being in ‘ our place” was
favorable, but being of "one accord” was
the needful preparation. The sermon
of Dr. Rogers, which, without prear
rangement, struck the same note and
prolonged the same strain, was a timely
adjuvant. The presiding officer of the
convention, Mr. Charles L. Huchinson,
must not be left out of the enumeration
of spiritual forces that conspired to make
the session memorable and uplifting.
He guided the deliberations with such
alrrtof an* ■ iad maste^T and in
fused so devout and brotherly a spirit
into the proceedings as to make himself
the genius and personal embodiment of
the occasion.
—The convention was a great joy and
blessing to all who were able to attend
it. If now the ministers who were pres
ent can reproduce and extend at home
the influence of that great meeting the
revival of the whole church will follow.
The spirit of a meeting is difficult to
transport. It is so liable to leak out on
the way. But if Pentecost could be
carried to the ends of the world and pre
serve its potency to remote ages, what
Bhall prevent those who saw men of vari
ous language speaking one tongue at
Chicago from carrying the message, in
their hearts and on their lips, to our
whole IsraelT Nothing is so contagious
as real religion; nothing is eo vital. A
soul would be cynical and narrow in
deed that could stand in the path of the
currents flowing through that conven
tion and not be mightily, graciously
moved. His love and admiration for his
church muBt have leaped high again and
again; and he must have gone home
warmed to the core with enthusiasm
and hope. Some of the good things
planned may come to less than we have
reason to expect. But we can never lose
the memory and thrill of that baptism
of the spirit.
Canton Theological School.
College Career—Muscle and Mind—Spirit
ual Athletics.
In days like these it seems almost
insolently heterodox for one to ques
tion the value of tbe college career to
the average young man. We doubt,
however, if there is any one familiar
with the real inside life of our colleges
to whom this question does not fre
quently occur.
We simplify our problem when we
consider the student as we ought, as
one factor in a whole, the welfare of
which whole is pre eminently his own
affair. He is placed here for a rea
son. He is a creature of numerous
and varied faculties, susceptible of a
greater or less degree of development.
There are before him great possibili
ties of success or failure. His life is
to be a significant figure, expressing
a genuine value or an insignificant
cipher. He has a place to fill and a
work to do and an immense obliga
tion resting upon him. His mission
is to fill his place and do his work so
that the world may be benefitted and
human progress be advanced.
Putting the student in this place,
looking at him frcm this standpoint,
everything that ministers to his all
round development becomes vital.
The various facilities and methods of
training assume their proper relative
proportions. We begin to discrimin
ate between the comparative value of
brain and brawn and to judge fairly
of each, and to demand for each
every best facility that our civilization
can be made to yield. We want to
produce not scholars simply, but
men. It is men of whom the country
and the world stand in bitter need
And after examining all the processes
that produce a symmetrical and
strong type of manhood, the college
looms up before us at its proper
height, and we recognize that, up to
the present time, nothing better has
been found in the way of training
than that which the college gives.
The world not only needs the men,
but it needs the whole man. And
this sentence is sufficient answer to
those who are constantly denouncing
the development of the body as hav
ing properly no share In college life.
On the contrary, it should have first
consideration, because the body is a
foundation structure on which the
right development of mind and spirit
must depend. The objections to
physical training arise largely from
its abuse, which in so many instances
nullifies and destroys its value.
To many people the physical train
ing of the colleges seems like put
ting the first things last. It should
be first—that is, it should be a found
ation and the solid bottom on which
higher things can be upreared. If
the ideal mentioned above is the true
ideal, and the object is to make a
perfect man, provision should be
furnished not only for the stimu
lation of his thought and the inspira
tion of his spirit, but for the strength
ening of the muscle and nerve of
every fibre of his body. The mis
take is in making of these things an
end rather than a means. Too many
men give themselves to sport for the
sport’s sake, when the truth is that
the sport should be given to the man
for the man’s sake.
A perfect body is in the present
day as important to the young Amer
ican as it was in ancient time to the
young Roman or the Greek. To note
the rarity of this perfection of physi
cal manhood, we have only to watch
the throng in the crowded thorough
fare of any great city or to summon
before the mind the men of one’s
acquaintance. See how many in
every hundred are narrow-chested,
stoop-shouldered, spindle-legged,
weak-eyed and bald headed. The
erect carriage, the broad shoulders,
the stalwart limbs are the exception
and not the rule. The average mo
tion lacks vigor and grace. The
mincing trip takes place of the man
ly stride. The whole bearing and
presence suggest quite the opposite
of vitality and power.
It will not take many hours of quiet
observation of this kind to convert
the critical mind from its attitude of
opposition to physical culture in or
through the colleges. Indeed, we
become so eager that men should get
bodily vigor somewhere, somehow,
that we are tempted to say, let them
have it anywhere, anyhow. The
ordinary college life opens at least a
chance for it. That only a few com
pared to the whole number of stu
dents avail themselves of the chance
is no argument that the present
provision is altogether wrong. It
suggests the need of more generous
and general supply. The excesses of
present games need to be controlled
to the point of the exclusion of bru
tality at least, and more general and
systematic use of the gymnasium
and the less special facilities should
be encouraged. The colleges sbould
not produce a few men trained to
exceeding muscular vigor and power,
but every man should come out of
his four years of college life with the
body trained to the limit of its special
That this should be so may seem
an ideal impossible to be attained,
yet we are already moving nearer to
it, and in a country like ours young
manhood is not going to stop Bbort
of anything but the best. Another
grand hope lies in the fact that
athletic matters are largely in the
hands of students themselves, and it
goes without saying that they will
ultimately make it what it ought to
History affords us abundant evi
dence that the intellectual and spirit
ual vigor in college boyB keep pace
with the physical vigor. If the cob
lege man is made of the right stuff
he ought to be a conquering hero
really, not only physically, but on
the moral and intellectual lines as
well. And this he will be to the ex
tent that the ideal we have mentioned
takes possession of him. If he will
lock at himself as only one of an army
with which he must keep step and
which ultimately he may hope to lead
iu the advancing march of civib'zi
tion, all other things^will fall ioto
line. If hii attainments can be made
to seem to him weapens for future
use there will be m lack of the
application and energ/that will make
him a master in the world of books
and a moral victor in the everyday
struggles of life.
Our colleges are fulhof young men
who hold this high ideal. Out of
those colleges have ceme into the
world the men, who by living
out that ideal are doing most for its
welfare. Each man who recognizes
himself as one created not for him
self, but for the good of the whole,
holds the secret of the highest sue
cess along all intellectual, moral or
purely practical lines. ■
We are not forgetting that there
are, also, other multitudes of young
men, both in and out of colleges,
who have no such ideak and whose
world is a different wofld—who are
themselves the center|of their own
universe. To them thehollege train
ing means something solely for them
selves, and of them or for them there
is little to be said. The difference
between these and the true student
is a wide moral difference like that
which is between the seeker of
wealth, who gathers *pd hoards it
for himself, and another who gathers
that he may distribute. To seek in
tellectual wealth for one’s own ends
is to limit and narrow the gift of
collegiate life. To turn one’s back on
a great opportunity is letter than to
degrade it to lower than its legiti
mate uses.
The writer is one who knows the
interior life of a great institution of
learning where hundreds of young
men gathered every day. While
they studied books she studied them;
in their university work of research,
in their leeture and class-rooms, in
their sports, coming in daily contact
with the rich fellows who could afford
to throw away their monfey on a good
time, and the poorer fellows who
gladly took their crackers and cheese
in their little lodging rooms, or
earned their daily dinner by waiting
in a resturant. Yet she turns away
from all that surface student life,
that if told could be made intensely
interesting, to repeat one thing only
over and over again. There cannot
be placed too great emphasis upon
the fact that in its richer and poorer
aspects, in its more serious or its
more frivolous aspects, the value of
the college career depends upon the
spirit and ideal that the young man
takes into it, carries with him through
every day of his four years, and takes
with him out into the world after
the college career has enriched, en
dowed, developed and strengthened
the manhood that he brought. The
man is greater than all these facili
ties, but they ol* themselves are pow
erless to create the man.
New Yoke City.
Love is the great transforming
power of life. Did you notice that
rough, untidy young man a month
ago, as he went to and from his
work? And did you notice him yes
terday, as he went by, what a change
had come over him? How much
better he carried himself, how much
more cleanly bis clothes? He never
noticed flowers much before, now he
actually wears one. The expression
of his face has a deeper meaning,
and his eyes have a lustre never
theirs before. He has never cared
particularly for poetry, but perhaps
tonight he will be trying to write it.
Do you know what has brought
about this change? He loves a
maiden now, and that love is bring
ing forth the better elements of his
being. He U a better, a nobler,
a happier man than before.
A man may have knowledge of all
the “isms,” the “ologies,” the philos
ophies and sciences and yet be cold
and bard aad unhappy. Love warms
his soul and quickens every noble
aspiration of life. Love is the one
element through which we may find
God, and having found Him, in
the same measure we shall find all
truth. The sacred writer of old
did not overestimate when he said,
“Though I have the gift of prophecy
and understand all mysteries and all
knowledge, and though I have all
faith so that I could remove mount
ains, and have not love, I am noth
ing.” Everything else pales before
this. More ard more its power is
felt in the government of nations
We have what seems to be an excep
tional case at times, but authority is
vested in exceptional men at times,
and we cannot judge the heart when
it must act under authority. There
has been a thought that love would
gradually die out from the heart
among tribes and nations where love
is not a consideration for marriage,
where selections for husband and
wife are made by parents and mutual
friends, as merely a business transac
tion. But we do not find it so.
While seated in the shade of a
shrub on the bank of the Jordan,
with our protector, a Bedouin Arab,
a fine looking man, with large, ex
pressive eyes, looking me in the face,
he frankly said: “I know that you
are an American, lady. I like to look
into your face. I love you.” Then
looking down for a few moments,
as if summoning courage to speak
farther, I saw his countenance change.
He looked at me again; extreme sor
row was pictured in his face, as he
added; “There is a reason for this
love for you. Perhaps I will tell
you.” After a pause, in which there
seemed to be an effort at self-con
trol, he continued: “When I was
eighteen years of age, a woman came
here with her daughter, who was eigh
teen. She stayed here many months.
The daughter and I studied the
Arabic language together; we were
together a great deal, we came to
love each other. So great was her
love, her mother was willing she
should marry me. She sent me to
an English school, paid all my ex
penses—she was very wealthy—and
then she offered my father iJ5,0C0 if
he would let me marry her daughter,
go to New York City, and never more
come back. My father would not
let me go. I was obliged to give her
up, but I loved her with my whole
heart, and I have loved Americans
ever since, for the love I had for
There was the same love that made
seven years seem as a day to Jacob.
Not only had seven years passed, but
twice that number, with the Moham
medan son who must be obedient to
his father, and marry a woman of his
Love in the human heart cannot
die no matter what institutions or
customs may do or be. The man who
is at the bottom of degredation and
misery, with no human heart to love,
clings tenderly, lovingly to his dog
while life lasts. Yes, we all have
love in our hearts; the trouble is we
do not have enough for everybody,
not enough to control the acts of our
lives, but it is our privilege to draw
from the fountain source, and every
kind word or deed opens the way.
Contemplate the love of Christ,
that which made his life so much to
the world, so much to you and me,
was active love, or love in action. If
we would Btudy that perfect charac
ter more, we would love it more, and
our own characters would become
more like His. The Christ-life would
bring us very near to God. If a
piece of iron is put close to an elec
trified body, the iron becomes
charged and both become magnets
while together. If we will keep close
to the Father spirit, we shall feel the
magnetic touch of His love, and our
hearts will thrill with new life.
The Great God and Father of all,
the eternal Bpirit of love, can never
fail He is the same yesterday, to
day and forever, and that spark of
the Infinite in our own breasts shall
never cease to burn until we are
purged from all dross. God has
loved us into being, and will love us
until the great purpose of our crea
tion is accomplished, until every
thing shall be subdued unto him,
“and he shall be all, and in all.”
Mrs. Browninghas beautifully said;
I classed appraising once
Earth’s lamentable sounds, the well-a-day,
The Jarring yea and nay,
The fall of kisses on unanswering clay,
The sobbed farewell, the welcome mourn
But all did leaven the air
With a less bitter despair
Than these words—“I loved once.”
And who sayeth, “I loved once”?
Not angels, whose clear eyes love foresee
Love through eternity,
And by To Love do apprehend To Be;
Not God called Love, His noble crown
name casting
A light too broad for blasting,
The Great God, changing not from ever
Saith never, ‘T loved once.”
O never is loved once
Thy word, thou victim Christ, misprized
Thy cross and curse may rend;
But, having loved, Thou lovest to the end.
It is man’s saying, man’s too weak to
One sphered star above;
Man desecrates the eternal God word,
With bis no more, and once.
—Every Day Church.
Church music is nothing if not devo
tional, and although there may be no in
herent evil in the music of the violin, any
more than in that of the orgau, the power
of association is so strong that the tones
of the former will, in most congregations,
instantly dispel all sense of religious feel
' tig.—St. Louis Advocate.
Returning from a brief visit to
Atlanta, Ga., Rev. R. A. White, of
Englewood has this to say of the
South. We quote from the Messen
“Every evil seems to have its com
pensations. Nothing is wholly evil.
There is a strange inter-relationship
of good and evil. In the grinding of
progressive forces nothing is allowed
to fall from the hopper merely bran,
The mills of God grind out even from
the grain of wrong some degree of
“In the light of a nineteenth centu
ry conscience slavety was a desperate
wrong. The whole nation now blush
es with shame over the memory of
the slave shambles and the auctiou
block. But slavery was not an un
mixed evil. First, the missionary and
philanthropic forces of this century
might look upon slavery as the tortu
ous pathwBy by which 600,000 of
blacks passed to the rights and priv
ileges of the greatest civilization on
the globe. Could the allied mission
ary forces of Christendom have ac
complished in the jungles of Africa
what slavery accomplished in two
centuries! How many missionaries,
how much money think you would it
have taken to raise 7,000,000 African
heathen to the point of opportunity
now enjoyed by that number of eman
cipated slaves. These opportunities
will accelerate. This is only another
way of saying that slavery with all
its evils has its compensations from
the side of civilization. Seven mil
lion Africans caught from African
jungles and thrust into the midst of
a civilization 4,000 years in advance
of them.
“It is to be notized secondly that as
wrong has its retributions, right has
its rewards. If a slave Bouth bred
evils, a free south is receiving its re
wards. Rewards in which the whole
nation shares and rejoices. First,
the emancipated slaves. If the slaves
suffered under slavery, he and his
descendants are slowly reaping the
rewards of a free south. In part
this has been intimated above.
“But further, the negro is growing
in education, in manhood, and in
general power and usefulness. Tour
gee has said that the negro has ac
complished more in an industrial way
in the last twenty-five years than any
people on the earth ever accomplished
iu a like time and under conditions
seemingly so adverse. A penniless
and ignorant slave population of
twenty-five years ago now pays taxes
on $14,000,000 worth of property in
the south. The former slave, with
his children, is turning farmer, car
penter and professional man.
“But if the negro as a race has been
benefited by a free south, how much
more has the south as a whole been
benefited t Turn from the scarred
sides of Fort Negley, where bullets
whistled and blood flowed during the
civil war, to the white exposition city
of Nashville, glistening in the sun
light like some dream or vision but a
mile away, and the full meaning of
southern progress in twenty-five
years appears. In its many buildings
was congested samples of southern
progress since the war. Nashville
and Tennessee may well be proud of
their exposition. Costing a million
dollars, all but fifty thousand of the
amount was raised by private sub
scription. A fact in itself showing
the financial and commercial vitality
of the southland. Is there a northern
state that could have done better T”
He was the great heart not less
than the great mind. He loved to
think and say that intellect weighed
light indeed against the gold of char
acter. Reserved, loving silence and
simplicity, he did not wear his heart
upon his sleeve. And yet as forests
that are dark through richness have
also open glades where the warm sun
ever falls on sweet violet beds; as
the gold, all rock without, hides am
ethystine crystals, so this strong re
served man had his hidden inner
life. Far removed from the outer
world his heart built its bower. When
only friends were near bis mind
poured forth its finest, deepest, no
blest, thoughts. The hidings of his
power were in a Christian home.
What a revelation of the springs of
forceful life, was the scene on that
August day at his summer home in
the St. Lawrence. What reverence
for a father’s memory, what love for
the mother’s Christian teaching!
Since his mother’s death, upon each
recurrence of her birthday, it was Mr
Pullman’s custom to plant a tree
commemorating her life. Assemb
ling all his children, his brothers
and sisters, his nephews and nieces,
with many friends, at ten o’clock, a
little company of twenty or thirty
gathered under the warm pine trees
of the island. Mr. Pullman intro
duced the exercises by announcing
the hymn “Shall we gather at the
river.” Then one brother read the
13th chapter of Corinthians and the
23rd Psalm, and the other offered
prayer, after which the tree of re
membrance was planted. Then came
the christeningof the little grandson.
How significant was that scene
when the ceremony was concluded,
Mr. Pullman stepped forward and in
recognition of the fact that the child
had been named for him, announced
a gift of 510,000 to the children’s
ward of St. Luke’s hospital, and in a
letter to the child to be given him
wuen he was twenty-one years of age
he developed his favorite idea, that
all wealth is a trust received from
Almighty God, to be used in the in
terests of those less fortunate than its
owner. At the memorial dinner, Mr.
Pullman spoke of what he owed to
the teaching and example of a Chrisfl
tian father and mother, and stated
that he desired that each year all the
Pullman relatives should assemble
and pledge fidelity to the principles
for which his father and mother bad
stood, mentioning amoDg other qual
ities truth, integrity, honor, purity,
industry, thrift, and the religious life.
Then the two brothers gave reminis
cences of the old home. The Rev.
N. D. Hillis emphasized the Value of
a Christian Ancestry. Captain John
H. Wyman spake of the Immortal
Hope, and Mr. Frank O. Lowden for
the Younger Generation. In the
highest sense it was a festival of the
family, in which the old ideals were
A Curious Gift.
A curious gift has been made to the
Natural History Museum at Soletta. It
is a bird's nest constructed entirely of
steel. There are a great many watch
makers at Soletta, and in the vicinity of
the workshops there are always the re
mains of the springs of watches, cast
aside. Last summer, says “The News,”
a watchmaker discovered this curious
bird's nest, which had been built in his
courtyard by a pair of water wagtails.
It measures ten centimeters in circum
ference, and is made Bolely of watch
springs. When the birds had fledged
their brood the watchmakers secured
their unique nest as an interesting
proof of the intelligence of birds in
adapting anything which comes within
their reach.—Sabbath School Visitor.
Secretary of the Interior Bliss, in
considering Indian affairs, says that in
the Indian Territory leading Indians
have absorbed great tracts, to the ex
clusion of the common people, and gov
ernment by an Indian aristocracy is
practically established, to the detriment
of the people. From 200,000 to 250,000
whites, by permission of the Indian gov
ernment, have settled in the Territory,
but are merely tenants by sufferance.
—The secretary recommends that the
public-lands laws be extended to Alaska,
and that additional land offices be
created; that the granting of rights of
way for railroads, telegraph, and tele
phone lines and the construction of
roads and trails be specifically author
ized; that provision be made for the in
corporation of municipalities; that the
legal and political status of the native
population be defined, and that complete
territorial government be established
and representation in Congress be
The Dingley law has now been in
operation during all of three calendar
months, August, September and Octo
ber, and the exportation of American
products during those months was so
much greater than during the corres
ponding months of the preceding year
under the Wilson law that of themselves
they indicate pretty clearly that none of
the markets of the world has been
closed against American products be
ccuse of this new law.
The outlook for currency legislation
this winter is more hopeful. This feel
ing is shared not only by the membera
of the monetary commission, who are
now preparing an exhaustive and care
fully considered report on the subject of
banking and currency reform, but by
friends of the reform generally.
The Rome correspondent of the Lon
don Daily News says: “J am able to
assert on the beet authority that the
powers are discussing the advisability
ot a naval demonstration in the Dardan
elles or a blockade of Constantinople if
the sultan does not yield to the demands
of the powers with respect to autonomy
for the Island ot Crete, especially in the
matter of withdrawing the Turkish

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