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Bishop Ireland Speaks at the
Cathedral, for Moral
In the Afternoon He Inspired
Enthusiasm at a Temper
ance Meeting 1
Laboring- Men Organizing 1 for
Work in the Coming City
Summary of the Doings of
One Day Gathered From
All Sources.
Bishop Ireland Preaches Against
(lit* Sin of l T nclennncss.
Bishop Ireland preached the. sermon
yesterday at the cathedral, He took his
text From the epistle of the second Sun
day of Lent: "For God hath not called
us to uucleahness^ but to holiness.'.'
The bishop said: "If there is in holy
><ri|itii!t' one vice stigmatized more
than another by the divine voice, and
threatened with fearful penalties in
time ami eiitcruity, it is. that of unclean
ness. God has set His face against it.
Blessed before Him arc the pure for
they shall see (.Sod. He Himself pos
sessed purity infinite in its brightness,
purity in all its perfections, and only
they who have His parity can see Him,
can l»e admitted into His holy presence.
There i- between God and impurity
moral turpitude, an impassible
chasm. LTncleanness is the com
plete denial, in act, of our
own spiritual uatuie, of our own dig
nity and condition as rational creatures.
Man's body alone is made of earth; the
soul is the immediate breathing of the
infinite; the soul was modeled by the
Creator to Mis own image and likeness.
The body, earthy in its nature, resem
bles things of* earth. The soul was
given to the body to command, control
and subject it to the dictates of reason,
and herein lies the marked difference
between man and the animal. The
latter has no perception of moral right
or wrong. It is guided by sense, nor
«an it refrain from ought that sense in
clines it. Material passion is the rule
of animal life. The peculiar feature in
man i- that the soul points out things
morally right or wrong. Though gifted
with free will he is able to refrain from
things acceptable to the sense but op
posed God's law. And this is man's
great grandeur, that the soul
the body despite manifold temptations.
The soiil remains mistress in this union
between itself and the body, thus show
ing itself far above all things of earth.
This victorious battling between the
mmil and the body is a spectacle worthy
of the infinite eye, of God, and the court
of heaven views it with ecstacy.
Now hen man gives himself up to
unclean passions lie subjects the soul to
the body— lie makes it captive to vile
passions. He blots out bis tiue moral
grandeur. He effaces from his soul the
image ami likeness of God, and makes
himself the animal. Passion leads him
to all that is shameful, to all that lowers
him. and makes him vile and contempti
ble. He who is the slave to unclean
passion is the animal. Wherein is he
superior. Is he not led, like the ani
mal, by mere sensual appetite. Where
in in him is his soul? The animal, at
least, is not responsible. It obeys its
nature: it has no immortal soul. Man
lias this guilt, that he was in possession
of a soul and a spiritual na
ture, and he made them captive.
Heine the vileness of uncleanness;
hence God's special hatred for it. It is
a marked insult to God in this sense,
that it blots out from the soul God's sa
cred image. "1 nave made thee to my
image and likeness." The impure man
Bays: •What care I for God's image
and likeness? I seek the life of the
animal to satiate my vile appetite.'
But God's punishment is upon it.
God's penalty upon tnis vice is quick
ami fearful. The very body itself
which was made to minister to passion
is marked out even as Cain of old. The
pure soul no longer dominates it, no
longer gives it brilliancy and spiritu
ality. Look into the countenance of
the one given to uncleanness and you
will see the animal peering out through
his eyes. < Sod's penalty strikes it, and
misery and disease follow. God's curse
lor this horrible vice lodges in that
body, and the passion grows stronger,
taking upon itself fresh vileness and
ferocity according as it is indulged, and
it leads from one misery to another. It
strives to hide itself, but God will not
allow it. It comes out, out
fi:om ITS roCL I»KXS
and dismal hiding places to show itself
before its fellow in open day. This
vice is a dreadful pestilence, tor it in
volve.-, the soul in all possible vileness.
The spirit spoken of in the Bible is
the spirit of uncleanuess. 'Tis a dread
ful vice, not merely ruining the cul
prit's soul and body, but scattering dis
ease through the whole surroundings.
What misery for the family, made to be
the picture of the holy family of Naz
ereth? But so soon as the demon of
impurity crosses the threshold there is
woe and destruction, shame and dis
tress. This vice ruins the whole social
body. The social woes that are break
ing out from time to time as moral ex
halations result to a great extent
from this spirit of uneleanness,
alas: .so prevalent to-day. It is a dread
ful demon going about prowling for
victims, and innocence is no longer se
cure, nor does the damnation of souls
cause it to pause; it matters not how
many souls arc damned if passion is but
ministered tit. The cold, callous demon
never hesitates. There is no being so
vile, dangerous or ferocions; none more
dreaded by his fellow creature or hated
by Almighty God than the vile, despi
cable victim of unclean ness. Unclean
ness lias i peculiar opposition to Christ's
religion, to the Christian and the Cath
olic. Christ at once made war upon it
and condemned not only overt acts, but
he entered into the very souls of men
and declared that willful thoughts and
desires made men guilty before the
Omnipotent, and. as a solemn and most
emphatic protest against the vice,
he appealed to the more heroic
souls of his followers that
they would so lift themselves up
from earthly appetites that they might
refrain even from legitimate unions.
And this, so startling to the Jewish and
Pagan world, was a most striking proof
of Christ's consciousness of his divine
mis-ion. It will be remarked that not
one of i he other religions dare to keep
up the high standard of the Catholic
church, and each
to the carnal passions of the human race.
The Catholic church has through ages
ami in the midst of corruption pro
claimed the law of purity. She has al
ways held out and obtained tens of
thousands to follow her counsels, and
she. as no other religious organization,
threw her sheltering arms around the
family, around the holy sacrament of
. matrimony. She hurled her most
dreaded anathemas against unclean
It is deplorable, indeed, and a sad
commentary on the boasted civilization
or the age. that the moral atmosphere
of to-day should be so corrupt. 'Tis the
penalty of the world having strayed
away from God's church. The world of
to-day cannot be pure without God's
sacraments. To-day the moral atmos
phere is tainted, and so strongly that
even pure souls need special efforts to
maintain their purity; and, alas, this
tainted atmosphere carries with it some
of the children of God church, and
among some it has begot a sort of moral
carelessness. They begin to view these
crimes as pardonable frailties, and in
this manner beweaken the moral sense.
The battle for eternal life is not an easy
oik*. At every step you take enemies
are lying in wait for you. We need two
things to successfully battle the enemy
—God's grace and a strong will.
Bishop Ireland bays No City in
the Country lias More Wealthy
Irishmen Than St. Paul-" Tem
perance Rally.
The chapel in the basement of the
cathedral was crowded yesterday after
noon, drawn thither by the announce
ment made in the morning that a grand
temperance revival would be held.
Bishop Ireland, of course, was present,
and alter complimenting the audience
on the strength of its numbers,exhorted;
each one to bring a friend with him to
the next meeting. In the course of his
remarks the bishop said: "A great deal
is said about labor nowadays by certain
people; Their motives are good, surely.
The working class, of all, appeals to
our sympathy. They get in return for
their hard labor a mere pittance.
No doubt the poor laboringmen
are treated harshly and we seek in every
way to lift them up. 1 myself take a
special delight in every movement tend
ing to elevate them, but I tell you, my
friends, all movements are futile with
out the temperance movement. Their
airy theories will melt away before the
fumes of liquor. We alone. Providence
helping, will solve the question.
1 have known the Irish and Catholics
in St. Paul for twenty yean and have
studied them at home and abroad. Here
is my verdict: The Irish everywhere
could not help but be wealthy but for
their love for liquor. When we began
this movement nineteen years ago
many among us were as poor as could
be. In their good heartedness they
were spending all their little earnings
for drinking. 1 remember very well the
large number of saloons on Minnesota;
Sixth, Robert and Jackson streets,
where our people were wont to spend
their money. But they rallied around
the banner of temperance, put their
money in bank and soon had enough to
pay for their own little lots, so that to
day there is
where Irishmen and the sons of Irish
men have more wealth. Why is it?
Temperance. They took the pledge and
brought home their dimes. They soon
had their bank accounts and became
esteemed and admired by their fellow
At this point the bishop told several
apt stories going to show the foolishness
of the poor man in casting away his
substance to build up the brewer mid
the distiller. He related too the hard
heartedness of persons addicted to
drink in depriving their wives and chil
dren of the necessities of lite to enrich
the saloonkeeper.
"Let us begin the fight for the Irish
cause," said he, "right here by break
ing the shackles of the liquor traffic. I
want you all to hate liquor, for it is the
grave of all your hopes. There is but
one chain that binds you down, the
chain of King Alcohol. All the power of
England could not keep Ireland as she is
were it not for her greater enemy.drink.
When the bishop concluded "his re
marks he sent tellers among the audi
ence to get the names of all who wished
to become teetotalers. The result was
most gratifying to the bishop, for nearly
100 enrolled themselves as members of
the Father Mat hew society.
The bishop has worked temperance
enthusiasm up to a high pitch, and
there is little doubt but that the old so
ciety will see more names on the roll
than it has during the nineteen years of
its existence.
These temperance rallies will be held
every Sunday afternoon during Lent,
and Bishop Ireland will be present and
deliver addresses at each meeting.
Clubs to Be Organized in Every
Ward to Support the Party That
Recognizes Labor.
An adjourned meeting of working
men was held in K. of L. hall yesterday
afternoon for the purpose of organizing
a workingmen's political club. M. J.
Daly acted as chairman. The secre
tary reported the ward committees in
correct, owing to the changes made in
the wards of the city. A new commit
tee, consisting of members from each
ward, was appointed, except in tiie
Eleventh ward. The meeting adopted
the name of the Workingmen's inde
pendent Political party, and a commit
tee was appointed to draw up a plat
form. It was decided that not less than
ten members should constitute a club,
and that each ward in which a club ex
ists be allowed three members on the
central committee, and wards having no
clubs be allowed one member. The
next meeting will be held at the capitol
Friday evening, March it. All men in
terested in the movement are cordially
'•What is your object in forming these
clubs?" asked a Globe reporter of
Theo Kirchof, the secretary.
"To secure recognition in the political
field," he replied.
•'How do you expect to accomplish
"By supporting the party that recog
nizes us. We don't want the larger of
fices, but want representation in the
council and legislature. At present we
have but one. representative laboring
man in council, and he, of course, can do
little if the rest oppose him."
"How will you go about it?"
'•Well, we will support the candidates
at large of the party that gives us the
most candidates for aldermen in the
wards. For instance, if the Republicans
in the Third ward give us a candidate
for alderman, the club in that ward will
vote the Republican ticket in the elec
tion of the candidates at large. If the
Democrats in the Sixth ward give us a
a candidate, then the club in that ward
will vote the Democratic ticket. We
will work by wards, you see. If both
parties fail to recognize us, we will run
an independent ticket from top to bot
tom. We are going to boom the thing
for all there is in it. We had a turnout
to-day of over seventy-live people and
expect many more at the next meeting.
We don't want the fat offices, but we
want representation in the council and
Prominent Druggists Affirm That,
the Pharmacy Law Is Observed
la St. Paul.
"The man who says that one-half the
drug clerks of this city are not registered
is a liar," said It. O. Sweeny yesterday
afternoon. "As a rule they are all
registered, and it is a fact that there
are fe»v, if any, drug stores in the city
where an unregistered man is allowed
to compound prescriptions unless over
seen by an experienced man. Of course
there are boys in stores, but they are
never allowed to dispense medicines.
There are two registered men in this
store and one not registered. This last
one is learning the business and is
never allowed to handle medicines."
A man who claimed to be a druggist
came into the GLOBE office on Saturday
evening and asserted that "fully one
half the drug clerks employed in St.
Paul were not registered." He wanted
the proprietors touched up on the sub
ject, he said. He claimed that cheap
clerks were being hired, while compe
tent men were being crowded out of po
sitions. He said that many of the drug
gists of the city were aware of the work
of the non-registered clerks.
A Globe reporter went out yesterday
afternoon to ascertain whether or not
there was any truth in the statement.
The above interview with Mr. Sweeny
gives his view in regard to the matter.
He is a member of the state board of
pharmacy, and declares that he will
make the man who made the assertion
prove it. The reporter called on a num
ber of other druggists with the follow
ing results:
Clark & Frost — have five regis
tered clerks and one boy, who is never
allowed to dispense.
Mussetters— have three registered
cierks and one boy.
Karl Simmon— have two stores,
four regular registered clerks and two
boys, who are never allowed to dis
W. S. Getty— l have two registered
clerks and a boy. I think, as a rule,
that all the clerks who dispense are
registered. It's a very easy thing to
find out whether they are or not. Any
man has a right to see the certificate.-*
of registration and examination. It
any one knows of any violation of the
law all be lias to (to is to not the sec
retary of the state board and a man will
be sent to look into the matter at once.
P. 0. Lutz— l have two registered
clerks and two boys. It is not true that
half the drug clerks employed in St.
Paul are not registered. We. are all
glad enough to get good clerks, and
want those who are qualified.
J. P. Allen— I do not think that state
ment is true. I have two registered
clerks and one boy. This boy is never
left in charge of the store and never dis
penses. Of course we all have boys who
are learning the business, but they are
not clerks.
Gospel Temperance Work.
A half-hour song service, conducted
by Mr. Swift and Mrs. Brinckerhoff,
was given at the Gospel Temperance
rooms yesterday afternoon. This was
followed by an able address by Mr. W.
N. Severance on "Kemor.se, or Philoso
phy and Atonement.''
The temperance meeting in the even
ing was largely attended, Rev. Father
Mahonev gave n most excellent address
on the growth of the temperance work
from^its commencement in England,
and also of the remarkable work accom
plished by Father Matthew, closing with
a sketch of the work in this country.
Delightful music during the evening
was furnished by the St. Anthony Hill
orchestra, under the leadership of Mr.
A grand mass meeting, under the au
spices of the Gospel Temperance Union,
was announced for next Sunday after
noon, to be held at the Grand opera
Mrs. Heeencr's Case.
The criminal cases will be taken up
by Judge Kelly in the district com t
this morning. The first case to be
called is that of Mrs. Bertha Hegener,
of Minneapolis, for the murder of Mur
phy, the barber, last spring. W. W.
Erwin is Mrs. Hegener's attorney, and
a formidable defense will be made.
The circumstances of the ease
are briefly as follows: Murphy was
a barber in Minneapolis who circulated
some very damaging stories against
Mrs. llegeners character. He was
compelled to retract, and wrote her a
letter of apology. Soon afterwards he
repeated his slanderous statements, and
Mrs. Hege.ner came to St. Paul with a
revolver in her pocket. She met
Murphy on Sibley street, and after a
few minutes' conversation drew her
revolver and fatally shot him.
A Compliment to the Globe.
The Concord in Singing society gave a
masquerade party at its hall on St.
Peter street Saturday evening, which
was well attended. Among the first
prize winners were the St. Paul
Daily Globe group. Miss Katie Wurst,
IlosieWurst, Emma Buenger, Herman
Seibert, Albert Ilauser were the paper
group. The ladies wore Langtry hats
trimmed with paper and paper Bowers,
and on the side of the hat was the St.
Paul Globe. The gentlemen stove
pipe hat, trimmed with paper, and upon
it was "The leading star is the St. Paul
Globe.*' Their suits were all of wall
A Hebrew Hop To-Night.
A concert and hop will be. given to
night at Market hall under the auspices
of the Congregation of the Sons of
Jacob, for the benefit of the proposed
new church. For the musical part of
the evening, which includes ten num
bers, some of the best talent in the city
has been secured. Mrs. George James
will sing ''Angus Macdor.ald," and other
participants will be Prof. Fred Will,
Rabbi Aaron Grodsky, the St. Paul am
ateur orchestra, the choir of the Sons ot
Jacob congregation, Mrs. W. De Mers
and Herr A.Aamold. Immediately after
the concert the floor will be cleared for
Warmer Weather Com
"The indications for St. Paul and vi
cinity point to warmer, fair weather,
with winds light to fresh, northerly and
variable," said Lieut. Woodruff*- last
night. "The thermometer stood at —4
deg.at Paul. —1(5 deg. at St. Vincent,
10 deg. at Moorhead, —4 deg. at Huron,
zero at Yankton, 38 above at
Helena, and —24 deg. at Minnedosa.
At 11 o'clock it was snowing at Dcs
Moines, Keokuk, St. Louis and Spring
field. For Minnesota and Eastern and
Southeastern Dakota the indications
are for warmer, fair weather, with light
winds, variable and southerly.
Charlie Abbott, of Duluth, who was
once a newspaper man in St. Paul, but
now presides over the destinies of the
Zenith City in Mayor Sutphin's absence,
was in St. Paul yesterday. Mr. Abbott
is something of a capitalist in his way,
and wears a spark on his tie that
betokens a man of affluence. He
was at one time a resident
of Helena, Mont.. and an intimate friend
of millionaire Cruse, whom Mr. Abbott
used to call "Tommy" for short. Mr.
Abbott is a genial gentleman and his
old friends and acquaintances in St.Paul
are always glad to see him and con
gratulate him on his success in the
Zenith city.
* *
P. J. Fortune, of "the United Stales
marshal's office, has deeiued that he
will present his claims to the Democrats
of the. Ninth ward for the aldermanic
candidacy. Mr. Fortune is a young
Irishman of spunk and ability, and pro
poses to make a canvass for all there is
in it.
* *
The Young Republican club in the
Sixth ward doesn't like it because the
rest of the world does not enter enthu
siastically into the club work. They
will get used to that when they have
passed through one or two campaigns.
Just look at Stanford Newel and see
how he stands it.
* -X-
The question of where Phil Sheridan
was born has stirred the country up to
an extent that has not been noticed be
fore since the Fourth Ward Political
club openly asserted that J. J. MeCaf
ferty had never secured naturalization
"The people down our way are all for
Gov. McGill,'" said Capt. S. W. Hays, of
Redwood Falls. "We believe he is en
titled to a renomination, not as a matter
of courtesy or custom, but as a reward
for the good administration he has
given us."
* *
"Yes, I'm blockaded here," said
Ma]. C. C. Whitney, of the Marshall
News-Messenger, last evening. "You
see the deep cuts out in our part of the
state are filled with snow every time any
kind of a blizzard conies up. 1 hope to
get out to-morrow."
James Connelly, the pugilist, was arrested
yesterday afternoon by Officer Carriole for
disorderly conduct. He deposited $30 bail
for a hearing to-day. \ ; .., ;- .
Beginning to-night for a week's engage
ment the Olympic presents Sheehan. &
Coyne's New York Specialty company in a
programme of novelties, concluding with
siieelian & Coyne's afterpiece, ''Grogan's
.New Home."
All members of Freja Lodge No. 129, 1. O.
O. F., are requested to meet at the lodge
hall, Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 1:30 p. m., to at
tend the funeral of their late brother, Ed
ward Bloomquist. The funeral services will
be at the hall. All Odd Fellows are invited
to attend. Mr. Bloomquist's death resulted
from inflammation of the bowels, yesterday
afternoon, at St. Luke's hospital.
The one-story frame house on the corner
of Francis and Fulton streets, owned by
Charles Weide and occupied by the family of
Louis IJararab, was completely destroyed by
fire while the family was visiting at a neigh
bor's at 11 o'clock last night. The fire caught
from an overheated stove pipe. The build
ing was insured for $000 and the furniture
for $300, all loss being covered by these
Slims. . '-■',;':;■■■:->-■'; ■■•■■■■ *;::.'■ -.;.•.-
P. F. Burns, of Aberdeen, is a Merchants
Mai. C. C. Whitney, of Marshall, is at the
Merchants. . .' , : :
B. F, Herrington, of Aberdeen, is stopping
nt the Merchants.
F. 11. Gray and wife, of Duluth, are stop
ping at the Ryan. ■ " \! v
J. S. Wells, a prominent business man of
Larimore, is at the Merchants. -
W. J. Underwood, superintendent of the
River division of the Milwaukee, is at the
The Scholar Must Study Books
Made Within the Last
Five Decades,
Says Dr. S. G. Smith, for All
Sciences Have Been So
Far Advanced.
Although All Real Truth Re
mains the Same Through
out the Ages.
The Christian Religion Strikes
the Reason of Man as No
Other Does.
"No man could possibly become a
scholar by studying books published
before 1840," said Rev. S. G. Smith in
his sermon at the Grand yesterday
morning. "There is not a physieial
science but has been completely revolu
tionized. There is scarcely a depart
ment of history that has not been in
vaded. In short, the majority of books
written before IS4O are already super
annuated." The opera house was, as
usual, well filled when the services of
the People's church began. "Shall We
Abandon Christianity?" was the topic of
Dr. Smith's discourse, which, by the
way, was one of his best efforts. The
text was from Romans lit., 4: "Let God
be true, but every man a liar."
A large part of the intellectual occu
pation of the past fifteen years has been
been that of inquiry, he said. That
which Matthew Arnold calls the Time
Spirit is a very inquisitive devil indeed.
Rightly does he say : "The foundations
of the great deep are broken up, and
t he time comes when a man searches
with passionate earnestness for some
thing certain, and can. and will hence
forth, build upon facts only." Let us
note that this spirit has uo local object,
but w ith equal foot has knocked at the
temples of religion and the palaces of
learning. Theology has indeed been
affected, but it has not been recreated
in the same way as has chemistry,
botany and geology.
It is* perfectly right, however, that
both religion and every other statement
of thought and fact
Let us remember, however, that the
nineteenth century method has its dan
gers. A crude culture, with a destruc
tive purpose, is us dangerous as a boy
playing with a revolver. Your gar
dener ought to know the difference be
tween flowers and weeds, or geraniums
and roses will go along with the this
tles. Let us remember that many
things remain to us from the past. The
principles of logic, rhetoric, mathemat
ics, and astronomy are essentially as
they have been for twenty centuries. It
may be that the foundations of religion
deserve to be left in the same category.
Despite all dangers.the spirit of inquiry
is the promise of good. I reverence my
irreverent age. After the breaking of
old idols comes the worship of the un
seen (Jod. After the death of old dog
mas, the reasonable faith of intelligent
men. A spirit ot doubt ought to be
brief and transitional in every depart
ment. It leads to indecision and inac
tion. It is when man comes to see, to
know, to believe, that he is ready for
progressive, speculation in thought,
or practical action in affairs. Doubt is
paralysis. The true antithesis is not
doubt and faith, but faith and igno
rance. Nobody can believe contrary to
knowledge. Nobody can have belief
which amounts to conviction, without
knowledge. The world is giving up
many things. It is gradually giving up
monarchical governments. It is hast
ening to lay aside the toil of the human
hand, for hand of iron and longs of
steam. With other worn-out appliances
and institutions, will we come at length
to abandon Christianity? We will not
without deeper reason than most people
have yet found. It will not do to say
that bad people profess it, for that is
nothing at all against Christianity. So
bad people are carpenters, artists, sail
ors. If it could ever be shown that the
practice of Christianity makes people
bad, that would be something to be con
sidered in the light of an objection. It
will not do to say that foolish people
have misrepresented it. That is noth
ing against the system. If every man
were hung that has ever been lied
about, which of us
There have been more foolish theolo
gians than there have foolish lawyers,
foolish doctors or toolish schoolmasters.
Perhaps we can see that folly does not
belong to law, medicine or teaching.
It rather belongs to the men themselves.
The fact is, there is no such thing as
monopoly in the matter of religion.
I know some churches pretend to a
superior sanctity, some creeds to perfect
wisdom, but we understand very well
that there is nothing in it but pretense.
If you and 1 do not like the way people
practice Christianity, the road" is open
for us to practice it better ourselves.
If we do not like the way they teach it
publicly or privately, you and I shall
teach it with more wisdom, if we can.
But shall we abandon Christianity?
Certain propositions I desire to state.
First— The human reason is the last
appeal in all matters of opinion.
Second- -The human reason has a ca
pacity for realities.
Third— Whatever is true at all is true
always and everywhere.
Fourth— -In view of its limited
strength, the human mind must accept
any statement which has weightier rea
sons for it than against it, though it
may not be able to answer ali objec
Fifth— lf there be an intelligent God,
He can reveal Himself.
Sixth — If He has made a revelation to
us, we may know it.
Seventh— lf we know it. we ought to
accept and obey. There are other forms
of religion in the world besides Chris
My first proposition is, that Christian
ity is the best religion the world has
thus far known. 1 define religion thus:
Religion is a system of belief in the su
pernatural, and the system of duties
conformable to that belief. The char
acter of every religion will therefore
depend upon its conception of the super
natural. Altars and victims make pro
pitiations. Every temple is an act of
homage and a divine dwelling place.
Paradise and Gehenna are symbols of
retribution. Prayers indicate faith in
Providence. Every fact of every system
is in some sense an explanation of
their divine ideal. If the gods of the
Greeks are sensual, Greek morality will
rise no higher* If their knowledge is
limited, men will try to deceive them.
If worshipers believe their God cruel
and bloodthirsty, they will offer their
sons to the flames, or they will throw
themselves under the wheels of the
Juggernaut. History will teach that
the morals of any people have never
risen higher than its conception of God.
Now 1 affirm that Christianity presents
that the world has ever known. And to
reduce the necessity for argument wo
will consider Christianity as distinct
from Judaism. Polytheism, or the wor
ship of many gods, on its coarser side,
made cats and serpents sacred, aud in
the most cultivated centers of ancient
times worship was own sister to moral
pollution. Pantheism represents the
unthinking forces of nature as divine.
It is a philosopy rather than a religion.
It cannot become a worship, because
God is not intelligent, or if He is intelli
gent He does not know it.
We. ourselves, have no real respon
sibility: for our actions aye the exprcs
siou of universal life. Pantheism robs
(iod of intellect and heart and man of
morals. Theism teaches that all things
begin and continue by the wisdom and
will of one God, who is as good as He is
great. Of the three Theistic religions,
Judaism, Christianity and Mohamme
danism, the first was a preparation and
the last a corruption. Tested therefore
by the divine ideal, the core of every re
ligion, Christianity is the best the world
bus ever seen. There is ano'Jier rpics
tion. Can we hope to have ;i better re
ligion in the future? August Comte,
who, when he was getting well, threw
himself into the Seine because he had
wasted lime In being sick, proposed the
worship of humanity. Strauss rather
vaguely advises the worship of the uni
verse. The first would bo practically
possible only in proportion to our igno
rance. The second is tho worst
kind of Paganism, for a million
clods are dirt as much as one.
nobody ever has worshiped humanity
or the universe. But as an axiomatic
statement the God of Christianity, per
fect, absolute and loving, is so satisfy
ing I hat the imagination of man cannot
get beyond Him, and therefore Chris
iThere will be progress in Christianity.
It will shed creeds and dogmas as the
ti)ee does fruit and leaves, but it is it
self immortal. With increasing culture
Christianity will take on a broader form
nud grander expression, but the
changes will be development and not
destruction. Personally 1 will not deny
that 1 have given up some things in my
journey during the past fifteen years,
but much remains to me. I still have
(Jod and His kingdom. If Christianity
be false there is no truth anywhere.
'1 here is no comfort in sorrow. There
are no immortelles for new-made graves.
Upon the thickening gloom ot a world
that is essentially deceiving and disap
pointing there will arise no morning
star. _
The Indiana Senator Snnbbed by Secre
tary Vilas.
The Vice Presidency Involved in the
Democratic National Committee
Special to the Globe.
Washington', Feb. 26.— Vilas and
Yoorhees have had a rumpus. Voorhees
called on Vilas yesterday in the interest
of a friend for oftice and was cavalierly
used. He resented the treatment re
ceived by indignantly and eloquently
denouncing the secretary as no gentte
inan and all that sort of thing, declaring
he would never enter the department
again nor ask a favor, nor accept one
while Vilas remains in the cabinet.
This matter causes a great flutter in
high political circles here.
Home From the South.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Feb. 20.— The special
train bearing the president and party
from their Southern tour reached the
Sixth street station at 3:03 o'clock this
morning. The party had not retired
and were immediately driven to their
respective homes. They were ali well,
but fatigued by their five days' journey.
The baggage car was loaded down with
floral offerings. The reception sriven
to tho president and Mrs. Cleveland and
party,both on their journey and through
the land of flowers and on their return
home, was hearty and enthusiastic.
They say they had a good time and ex
press themselves as delighted with their
would be vicrc presidents
Said to Have Caused the Dead
lock at Washington.
Special to the Globe.
Washington', Feb. 96.— There yet re
main in Washington several members
of the national Democratic committee
who are willing to give out the political
secrets which developed at the recent
meeting of that body in this city. It
is said that the president, before leaving
tor Florida, received private appeals
from the representatives of various
cities anxious to entertain the conven
tion, that they might draw from him
some expression to their own advantage.
Those who are in a position to know
state that the president emphatically
declined to express an opinion
either as to time or place. He may
have had a preference, but it is
safe to say that he confided his personal
desires in the matter to no one, not
even Representative Scott. It was to
avoid being consulted on this matter
that he consented to accept the hospital
ity of Florida. The only consultation
that was held with him relative to the
committee occurred the evening prior
to his departure, when the selection of
Mr. Steinway was agreed upon. There
was a strong undercurrent involving
the vice-presidential nomination and
that was perhaps the cause of the dead
lock over the selection of the place
which finally resulted in the combina
tion between St. Louis and San Frau
cisco in favor of the former. The advo
cates of Chicago were exceedingly anx
ious to have the next convention held in
that city. There is nothing to fight
over but second place on the ticket.
There are numerous aspirants for that
honor, and there is said to be strong
rivalry existing between Vilas and
Black. Both of them believed their
chances would be improved if the con
vention went to Chicago. The advo
cates of San Francisco, on the other
hand, also had a probable vice-presi
dential candidate in view in the person
of ex-Gov. Stone, of California, a famous
cavalry leader during the late war.
Business to Come Before the Na
tion's Solons This \Y eek.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Feb. 26.— The senate
has on its calendar as unfinished busi
ness the G. A. It. disability pension bill
and Mr. Edmunds' bill to incorporate
the Nicaragua]} Canal company, and
much of the week will undoubtedly be
devoted to their consideration. Mr.
Manderson has the former and Mr. Pkl
munds the latter in charge, and they say
a vote will probably be taken on both
before the end of the week. Should this
be done, Mr. Allison will ask the con
sideration of a bill he reported from the
committee on finance, regulating the
importation of merchandise, and secur
ing uniformity in the classification and
valuation thereof, known as the "un
dervaluation bill." Messrs. Teller and
Ingalls are watching for an opportunity
to deliver speeches on the tariff, and
they will embrace the first moment
offered them. The calendar has
steadily accumulated until it now
has twenty pages, and as soon as the
unfinished business is disposed of it
will devote its attention to the general
orders as they are classified.
the proceedings of the week aie easily
outlined. To-morrow being the fourth
Monday of the month, business from
the committee on the District of Co
lumbia will be acted upon. Tuesday
has been set aside for the consideration
of measures from the committee on
public buildings and grounds. Wednes
day, the 2l»th. after 3 o'clock eulogies
on the death of the late Representative
Moffatt, of Michigan, will be delivered.
Thursday is a special order for bills
from the committee on foreign affairs,
and among those to be considered are
the ones enabling the United States to
participate in the French exposition and
encouraging commercial relations with
South America. Friday is private bill
day, and Saturday may be devoted to
the consideration of the contested elec
tion case of McDuffee vs. Davidson
from Alabama, if it does not come up
on Wednesday before the eulogies are
delivered. The committee on elections
intends to call up the case on Wednes
day if opportunity is offered. There are
on the calendar the consular and diplo
matic and military academy appropria
tion bills, but there seems to be no dis
position to take them up at this time.
Col. Walker Quite 111.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Feb. 26.— C01. Platt
Walker suffered a slight paralytic stroke
this morning and was unconscious for
seve-ral hours. Judge Baker and Mr.
My rick, of St. Paul, visited Him, and by
the administration of restoratives lie re
covered; Ho Is up and around to-night.
lie says: "1 lay down and was reading,
when I felt as if some one had struck
me on the head and became uncon
scious. My right hand and arm are now
partially numb and my leg doesn't feel
right." Col. Walker has been working
hard recently. He looks pale to-night,
but says he feels better every hour. His
friends were greatly alarmed, but be
lieve he is in no danger now. ' '
One or Two Things Which George
W. liibby Would Paint.
Washington', Feb. 2«.— George W.
Libby, in a communication to the Rich
mond Dispatch in regard to the pro
posed transfer of Libby prison from
Richmond to Chicago, writes as follows:
"I would not like to see the old house
removed, as around it clusters some of
the fondest memories of a happy youth
and early manhood; but if it is to bo
carried to Chicago and converted into a
museum whose walls are to be decorated
with scenes of incidents relative to the
prison, 1 could furnish a pen
picture from facts which, if faith
fully portrayed on canvas, should
have a conspicuous place among them.
It is this: An old gray-haired man
(whose only offense against the United
States government was in having a
prison named after him by accident and
a son in the Confederate army) being
carried through the streets of Boston,
handcuffed, and followed by a jeering
and hooting crowd; also my mother,
aunt and sister— the last with a nursing
babe in her arms— being conducted to
the almshouse in Norfolk, Va., by a
colored guard with drawn sabres. But
lam now a loyaL citizen of the United
States, and think such scenes and inci
dents should be forgiven and forgotten."
The Young Man Wanted Every
thing Else But That.
Evening Wisconsin. -
Cutting it across the country at mid
night—otherwise eloping to get mar- i
ried— is a custom that has long pre
vailed in Kentucky. Many blue-grass
girls wouldn't care a cent about marry
ing if they couldn't run away and do it.
Young men in that favored region are
of that way of thinking, too. But there
was one who didn't feel that way, as the
following shows:
"Mother, young Brown was in the
store to-day, and he said he wanted to
marry our Kate," said an old gentleman
down in Kentucky to his spouse.
"Well, Brown's a good fellow." she
replied, "and I don't believe Kate can
do better."
"That's what I thought, and so I got
red in the face and pretended to be
mad, just as your father did when I
asked for you, you remember,and yelled
—'You can't have her! Get off my prem
ises or I'll set the dog on ye, >ou young
"There'll be an elopement then," said
the wife with a smile of pleasure.recall
ing the result in their case.
"No, there won't," replied the hus
band with a sigh of discontent.
"Why not? That's the way it always
works in Kentuck."
"Well, he's a smart one, mother, and
no mistake. He first give me the wink
and says he:
"Father-in-law, I'm dead sot agin
elopements. Too much trouble. The
Ohio style of getting married on the
premises is good enough for me. I
know it ain't popular in Kentuck. It
ain't so romantic as cutting it across
the country at midnight, escap
ing across the river in a dugout
and hunting a strange justice
of the peace who chews plug
tobacco while he ties the knot, but I
ain't romantic. . For a starter 1 want the
milch cow and the bedclothes, tie
trousseau and other knick-knacks that
go with the regular way. One can set
up housekeeping easier. I know it will
come a little higher for you, but you'll
have to stand it this time. Perhaps the
other girls will furnish the elopements
necessary to keep up the reputation of
the family, but none in mine!"
"And what are you going to do about
it?" asked the wife.
"Do? Why, sell some hogs and rig
Kate out, of course. What else can 1
do?" _
All the Japanese Getting Inter
ested in Them.
San Francisco Examiner.
"Now you have mentioned a subject \
that all Japan are interested in." The i
reporter was talking to Haihachi
Tanaka and Naoman Oyatsu, wealthy
Japanese on a tour of the globe, who
had arrived at the palace, and the'sub
ject was railroads. "Roughly estimat
ing," said the latter gentleman, "we
have now about 500 miles of railway in
Japan and we are at this moment build
ing railroads in twenty-four different
places. Hitherto our roads have been
detached and disconnected— a few miles
projected here and there. We are
now uniting these detached sections in
continuous lines, and pushing out with
other lines as well. Railway building
is the topic uppermost with everybody.
The mikado is most enthusiastic re
garding it. In the next five years we
shall have many railroads constructed,
and Tokio will be the great center. It
has five already. Both narrow and
standard gauge roads are being built.
We get the rails from various countries,
but chiefly from England and Germany,
as well as the cars and locomotives from
the platter. As we are a very imitative
peonle, however, we shall be able to
make our own cars and locomotives in
five years."
Messrs. Tanaka and Oyatsu left their
home in Tokio in May. crossed the In
dian ocean, thence to Marseilles, Paris,
London and the cities of this country.
"We are now faster than ever adopting
American custome," said they. "We
are now wearing clothes in the same
style and building the same kind of
houses. We have street cars in Tokio,
and are going to have more there, and
also in Nagasaki and other cities. The
cars we get from America. We would
have had more street cars ere this, but
we use the jinrikisha or manstrength
car. It is a cart on wheels drawn by a
man. It is very convenient. Japan is
the only country that has it."
Cardinal Gibbons Trip.
BAXTIMOBE, Md., Feb. 25.— 1t is the
intention of Cardinal Gibbons to take a
trip North next week, leaving here
March 5. He will be in Boston March
9, and will be present at the dedication
of the new St. Patrick church in that
city on that day, and will visit other
cities in New England.
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