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lu THE OMAHA DAILY JJKK : TIH'USDAY , MAY 5 , 1892-TWKLVK PAGES.
FROM THE BISHOPS Methodist Delegates Listen to an Address from Iho Church's Superintendents. FOUR YEARS OF PROSPERITY REVIEWED Work of the Bishops and Olergy and How it lias Boon Blessed , TOKENS OF CONFIDENCE AND RESPECT Evidence ? that the People Trust the Olorgy Who Load Them. LABORS HAVE NOT BEEN LESSENED oT tlm Niiinlior of IIMIiOt | < i Not Untimely I. living \ViinU of Cntieriit. uliitliin mill Counsel Umunil Cdiiilltliin < if tliu Church. ' Below will IJD found the text of the bKliops' address to the members of the Quadrennial Uonor.il Conference of the Methodist ICpisuopal church ns road yesterday - day by Ulihop Foster : il ruth run Beloved , Delegate * of the An- nunl Conference mid of the Lny-Klcetornl Conference of the Methodist Episcopal C''lurch In General Conloronco Assembled It seems lilting nnd accords with established custom tluit your general superintendents , whoso duly It Is to preside over your delib erations , should Introduce the important fcervtcos upon which you are about to enter with a formal address. To this end wo have prepared the following communication , Wo nre sura that an aforetiino it xvlll receive your liatlent and respectful attention. Von will not doom it out of plnco if wo should remind you of the gravity of tbo occasion , and of l'io Borlous nature of tiio duties before you ; ana If oven moro than this wo stiould indicate nemo of the matters \vhlch should engage your most profound and prayerful considera tion. I'our years have elapsed since the assem bling of the last general conference. The result of Its doings have gone Into history. During the interval no constitutional power lius existed anywhere to make or modify reg ulations or lawn of binding farce for the gov- urnment ol the church , cither as to Its layer or ministerial constituents. You are assembled to resume the labor and responsi bilities of that body. Within certain limita tions and restrictions you are vested with bimremo power both to make anil interpret laws unu to initiate n wor modify existing measures and methods of church economy unu work. When you consider the great ness of the interests involved you cannot fail to bo Impressed with the weighty responsi bilities which will rest upon you every mo- inout of time until the llnnl adjournment ; when you snail Uavo done your work your power ceases either to remedy mistakes erIn In any way to change the record. History will put Us seal of approval or condemnation on the temper and wisdom of your acts and the proat church which has intrusted you with these perilous honors and powers will Inherit the good or ovll which shall How therefrom. Wo congratulate you that the circum- Rlnnucs under which you meet nro in thu main auspicious , and wo join our prayers with yours that such heavenly craco'mav " bo vouchsafed that your deliberations may" bo conducted with wisdom and burmony , mid that all conclusions nrrivod at may bo" such us to promote the largest welfare , not merely of the particular branth or the church which is your immediate care , but of the universal church as well. May you bo preserved in peace nnd health , may your families and charges during your absence bo kept In comfort , may no business anxieties nrlso to divide or distract your nttrjntion ; nbovo nil may the Holy Spirit so bo present with you moment by moment as to save you from misJudgmenlB nnd all such mixed 'mo tives and confusing influences as arise from personal desires and ambitions. So may the pcuco of God abound in you and in the sacredness of Ills prosnncn bo with you mat the single desire of His glory may inspire your every word nnd act. "Mow the God of peace which brought nRnin from the ilond that great shepherd ol the sheep with tbo blood of the eternal cov enant , even our Lord Jesus , make you per fect in every good thing to cio His will working - ing that which is well pleasing in His bight through .Icsus Christ , to whom bo glory for ever and over , Amen , " 111 Mnmnrlani. There nro stadia In the Jives of men , Insti tutiono , nations , and the world Itself , crisis points , birthdays of now departures , arrests and Rtnrlingb , which naturally awaken re- ilccllon. Wo have reached such a poinl today. A fooling of sadness comes over us as we notice the conspicuous absence of men the whole church has long trusted nnd revered , Wo look In vain for the careful and wise book agent and missionary treasurer , J. M. Phillips , for the able edl tors , J. II. Uayloss and Uenjamtr St. James Fry , for the Hov. Joseph M Trimble , the distinguished educator , .losopr Gumming ? , the conlal Clinton n. Flak , ant many others. Time will not permit ever the mention of the names of members of the former general conferences who have en riched the church with their intellectual am spiritual power nnd who have during tin last quadrcnniuin paiseil from the churcl militant to the church triumphant. Urn memorial mention of thorn xvlll Go mudo else where. We nro solemnly admonished of the brevity of the time allotted to us for our re malning work. The day la yet with us , bui the night comath , Wo cannot take our scats hero without , r gush of memories. The past comes back tc us , the remote past.Vo \ think ol the fathers that formed the llrst general oral conference Just 100 years ago , the honored numos of heroes that built nne passed on , the great bishops and might ) preachers who , amid toll nnd reproaches'laic the foundations. They still hvu nnd mingli with us In our supreme moments. It is wise to cherish their momonoi and In such tinu ns'tho present to gather Inspirations by the recollection of their grontliven. They wroughi bettor than they Know , laid foundation : dropor , broader , stronger than their mosi sanguine hopes over conceived. They bo cjucuthod the enlarging worlc to us and we uro the inheritors of Uio sacred trust. It re mains tp bo proved whether by holy zeal , do votlon and heroism and l > y broad , manlv , ' Chrkllau statesmanship we shall show ou'r solves worthy to carry forward the worli whieh they began ; whether wo shall mool the demand of our tlmo as they mot the do mauds of theirs. A Oimilrcmilniii of 1'i-oHprrlty. Wo liuvo reason for rejoicing that the quadrcnniuin Just closed tins been one ol marked prosperity In all osst nthil respects , both at homo and In all our missionary Holds , with as few regretful Incidents as could rea sonably bo expected in u work so widespread and varied as that of a church nvnraproadlnij so many lands ant ! establishing mid adminis tering its agencies and institutions among sc many peoples of the world. During the rjua'dronnlum the hoard ol bishops hai boon preserved in health. Our number has not been dopictol , and though sonio have kuffcrcd tompirary Illness none of our number havu born permanently disabled , or suvo In ono cr two Instances hindered froiil attending Iho work assigned them , unit in no case has a conference 01 mission Hold been uoi rlvr d of thu prudence of a bishop at Iho appointed tlmo and place todo the appropriate ) ivorlc of the ofllco. Oui review of the work done by each bishop ul our semiannual tusslons leads us to beltovc that the work committed to us bus througl ourselves been cheerfully done , making duo ullowanos for the inllrinUle * of men , done with conscientious DiU.stnUing , We Uavo during tbo period undo moro thai r.0,000 assignments , Thai , considering xh fields thut had to bo lupplloJ , und consider ing the number of men 'bu had to bo an pointed , there should Uavo been some griev ances on tbo part of some of the churubo ! uml sonio complaints on tl.n purl of some ol the preachers iu the niituio "of the ca o ha : been unavoidable ; but U is gratlfylug thai the friction has been so small. Wo mcntlpu wltU nutlsUotlon tbo fact tba < both preacher * and people bare shown ui every token of confidence find affection. Our ofllclal work has not been over burdoncomn , though It has often taxed our sympathies < sorely and rnodo drafts on our wisdom beyond our measure of ability. Wo return to you with thankful recognition of the goodness of God , that In all our worldwldo continuous travels wo hnvo boon preserved from accident In health and strength , nnd that our tolls nnd duties have not boon greater than wo could boar , whllo our comfort and Joy In our wont have been both great and constant. I'orrlgu VUltnllom. The visits of ono of our number to the for eign fields , including nil the annual confer ences nnd missions , olthor annually or at stated periods , Is regarded ai an im portant part of our supervisory duties , both as conserving the connecttoual principle nnd ns a means of keeping the heart of the church In touch with Us entire ) con.itltuonev n that the hfeblood roaches every member of the body , but moro yet that n lively Inter est may bo kept nllvo In th o distant Holds nnd that tbo funds raised In tholr behalf maybe bo judiciously administered. Thu Informa tion thus gained is not lost useful to thu church at homo than bcnollclal to the friend * abroad. It Is doubtful that in the ahscnco of such n provision the unity of the body could bo preserved. Frequently two of our num ber have been absent nl the snnio tlmo. During the qundronnlum the work done in foreign fields has boon administered with special care , allowing full time for extensive visits in each vaar. IJUhop Wnldon was detailed In ISSO to visit Mexico. Ilo spent nearly three months In visiting Iho various missions nnd schools. He held the cotilcronco in Uuannjuntn and visited most of our missions. In IS'JO ' ho mnao u tour of South America , looking careful ! ) lilto the self-supporting missions on the west coast , furnishing the latest nnd fullest information wo had yet obtained concerning Iho status of the wont In that region - gion , and , passing to the cast coast , ho held the conference In the Argentine Kjpublii ; , visit ing Uruguay , I'araguny and Hrazll. In IS'Jl ho attended the eonforonccsln Europe , Italy , Switzerland , Germany , Norway and Sweden , and the missions in Bulgaria , Den mark and Finland. ftishop Warren visited nnd administered in Japan , Corca am' , north and central China and Fee Chow. He also visited Bulgaria. S wit norlandGormanUonmarlt , Norway nnd Sweden , holding eotiforonci's nnd visiting ox- tonsivcly among the missions , Ho also at tended as fraternal dclogato the British nnd Irish Wcsloyau conloreneo. Ho was the llrst bishop to visit Coroa , bringing us Iho llrst episcopal report from the hermit , nation , Bishop Ndwman visltod Japan and spout twenty-jive days In careful study of the situ ation of that important mission , doing impor tant work and rtnurnlng with valuable in formation concerning Its affairs. Uuhop Mindo hold the conferences in Mexico ice in Is'I ) , nnd was lu the country from Christmas , 1MHJ , till Into in February , IS'Jl , visiting the missions In thu City of .Mexico , I'uobln Orizaba and various other places. During his visit ho organized n now district , the Hidalgo , extending the work Into now regions. Bishop Fowler under appointment made the circtii of the glebe in u protracted visi tation of the missions , civing about aycnr nnd a half to an inquiry into the stale , condition and wants of the wont in every Hold. Japan , Corea and China were lirst administered , lie then passed through India and spent some time with Bishop"Thoburn , attending sonio of his conferences anJ returning ho hold the conferences in Kurope , visiting Bulgaria , Italy , Germany , Switzerland , Norway , Sweden and Denmark. Ho also visited the Mexican Hold and held a conference there. Bishop Andrews made u tour of the Asiatic worlc , visiting the conferences in China , Japan and Coron , sailing from Vancouver and returning to San Francisco. Bishop Goodsoll n year later visltod and administered the same work , giving seven months to the sovcral Holds. Bishop Mallallcu , immediately after the adjournment of the last general conference , attended the conferences in Europe and the missions in Bulgaria nnd Denmark. Ho also visited Finland and portions of Russia with reference to founding missions In these re gions. Later ho was assigned the work in Mexico , where ho spent nearly three months in visiting and preaching in nearly every mission point in the republic. Those several visits show how carefully Iho foreign Holds have boon administered under dirccl episcopal supervision. It is impossible to , overestimate the value to n wiao administration of mission funds of these annual visitation ? , to say nothing of the good which results to missions in giving cheer nnil comfort to the missionaries them selves , and of bringing the native Christians into close relations with the church with which they have become identified. Thus precisely the 'same administration is pre served throughout the world and the same Methodism is planted and growing in ull lands. The Chinese , Japanese , Corean , Hindoo , Eurasian , South American , Mexican , Dann , Swede , Norwegian. Gorman , Swltzor , Italian , Bulgarian , and nil of every tongue who nro gathered to our altars partake the same spirit and speak In different tongues the sumo language. l.iihorq nt Iltshops Not I.lKlilcncd. Because of the increased number of bishops at the lust general conference the tlmo dovotnd by each ono to holding annual conferences during the past quadronnium has been less than was lormorly required , but this has not lightened our labors nor diminished the time wo have given to the work of the church. The increase of our number has not lessened the time required of cauli in attending the annual tuitl semi annual mcotlnirs of our board , nnd the annual ' nual meotlngs'of the general missionary and church extension committees. Wo also have relations to educational and other conncc- tlonnl worlc which claim both tlmo and at tention. Beyond these stated demands there 5s no1 pressure upon us for Bpecial services. It is beyond our power to meet nil calls to dedicate and reopen churches , to load in ef forts to liquidate church debts , to attend mcctlncs for the furtherance of local and ed ucational causes. The time required for an extensive and indispensable com.Mpomli.-nco must , bo found amid constant and pressing demands for tneso other forms of service. Ycur bishops nt their meetings carefully rovlow Miolr episcopal work nnd closely study all the denominational interests thus Drought under their common view through our Methodist plan of general suporintcn- dene-y. These councils have bad und will continue to have a helpful influence in secur ing uniformity of administration , In strength ening mid enlarging the work of the church nnd in directing and utlli/lng manifold and ulTcctivo agencies In the homo und in foreign Holds , They nro invaluable to us ns the ap pointed loaders In the great anil world-em- bracing oiilor'prlsosof ournggro.islvo church. The church recognize * mat because of our opportunities to ucqulro in forma tion with regard to ull the tiolds of our church work our presence Is Important In the aniitiul meptiuirs of the great i-ominlttoc's charged with tun direction of her vast benevolences. Wo are required to travel somewhat moro than would be found necessary if the dates for holding thu annual conferences allowed us to modify our plan ofvisitation , but since wo must come together twice a year for purposes ulready numod the labor and expenses of our conference once travel are not materially increased by occasional long journeys. The work of Bishop Taylor , missionary bishop of Africa , will bo laid before you In n full and detailed report , giving you com plete information concerning the work douo in that Interesting continent , Bishop Thoburn , missionary bishop of India nnd Malaysia , will report In full of his work. All Iho information reaching us from that vast und most prosperous mission lluhl assures us that his report will bo ful' ' of Interest and encouragement. Church I.Ill-nil inr , Early In our UUtory by the necessity grow ing out of our peculiar doctrines and methods of church Ufa it became inovitublu that wo should eivato n literature adapted to cur needs. A century of growth has developed the present status of our publishing inter ests. Tuo small privata room has given pluco to the magn ill [ xmt palace on Fifth uvoiiua , the largest religious publishing house on tbo ulobo , and a like establishment of scarcely less proportions in Cincinnati , with branches in Chicago , St. Louis , and deposit ories in Philadelphia , Baltimore , Hostoj , i'ituburg , Buffulo , Detroit and San Fran cisco , whoso Biiolvcii uro loaded with volumes In ull branches of religious nnd theological learning commentaries , gruvo discussions , troulljos practical , controversial , critical , sol- entlllu , adapted to oil the varied wants of a religious and thoughtful ago. The olght-by-loti pioneer paper has ( lowered Into a family of Advo- cat s. The means are In hand abundantly adequate to supply every family lu our church with nuiplo mill healthful informa tion on nil currant and religious matters. U Is worth your conilduratiou whether any measure can bo devised by which at least ono of the loading Journals can bo put Into every homo of MothodUm. A moro dostr- nblo work cauld scarcely bo accomplished. The Sunday School Journnl reported to Ilia lasteoncral coiiMronco a clrculiillon for the year 19S7 of 1,17,740 cantos. The circulation for 1S9I was l&O.I'JO copies. The Bornan lesson leaves nnd other Sunday school periodicals report for 1591 a circula tion of 2W3WO copies , an Increase over thnt of 1SS7 of 47tiu77 copies. Besides the authorized journals r.inny local and prlvato papers claiming to ho Molhodistlc have sprung up , Their number hat rapidly augmented stnco Iho general conference of 1SS4 authorized the bishops to nppolnt editor ) of uuofllelui papers or maga zines published in the Interest of the Moth- oilitt Episcopal church. It Is doubtful whether the provisions to guard this matter by requiring action on the part of the annual conferences concerned has mot the purpose of the general conforonco. No SrlilMiM or Otttlirrnkft. No serious schisms or outbreaks have oo- cured during the quadronnium in the body , cither with respect to the doctrine , economy or administration. Goner.it harmony has prevailed. The laws of Iho church hnvo been admlMstorotl with reasonable fidelity , und have approved themselves efficient to prcscrvo the health and pc-.ica of the body , The doctrines em- bodtod In our articles of religion nnd praachad from our pulpits llnd no occasion olthor for suppression or revision. Our general church polity remains satisfactory ta our preachers nnd people , with rare excep tions , requiring no other modification than such changes ns our rapid growth ana widen ing operations may demand. Our doctrine nud methods , once greatly opposed , have so approved themselves to our sister denomina tions nt to bo extensively embraced nnd practiced by them greatly to their advantage In religious power nnd usefulness. Spiritual Stain ol tlm Church. If wo may judge by tno orderly llvos of our people , by Iho beneficent activities larger than at any former period wo bo- Hbv'o Hint the tone of piety is not diminish ing among us. Changes there arc , perhaps an Inevitable outgrowth of the marvelous ago in which wo uro living , but dmplto thorn nnd regretting some of thorn wo are still con strained to the view that there is , on the whole , substantial Improvement. Wo sym pathize with Iho Idea that notwithstanding abounding evils both the church nnd general society are advancing to a bettor future. No ago bus equaled tbo present in the successful search for truth and in the amenities which spring rrom truth. The church universal is doing moro earnest , practical work than over botoro. There is moro Intoltlgcnco both in the pulpit nnd the pew ; the worlc to bo done is better understood and moro in hand. If there is loss zeal for the mint nnd anise nnd cumin , there is moro charity nnd benellcont activity with loss of bigotry and intolerance. Churchoa nro drawing nearer together and co-working with moro harmony. If there is lessomotioiial ex perience there is reason to believe there is an increase in religious stability. But there uro conspicuous evils , In sociuty wnich continue to nwnltun deep solicitude nnd call for in- cronso of spiritual agencies for their removal. Heart power is still the great want. Thu assault - sault Is still on faith. Nothing but the pros- cnco of ( Jed In the hearts of Ills people can win the day. Moro nnd moro the struggle nrust bo for a hol.v church. Cliurltiiblo Work. It Is a matter of special thanksgiving that the church is moro nnd moro taking on the scnso of Iho imiiortnnco of hurnniiitariau worlc which was so conspicuously tiiugbt by our Lord and which from the tirst has dis tinguished His Spirit. Hospitals for tno sick and unfortunate , orphanage's for tno parenlless , and industriol and churchly ngon- cies for the care of the poor are becoming - coming moro numerous and olUciunt in our great cities. Tucso naturally nro a later growth of our church life , but it may bo hoped may become n rapid und vigorous development ns our people increase - crease in wealth. The Methodist Episcopal hospital in Brooklyn , N. Y. . the Old People's homo in N.ow York , and such insti tutions in other cities , und the orphanages in Philadelphia , Now York nnd many other places wo have reason to believe are the harbingers of a time not for distant when ample provision will bo ruado for all the unfortunate - fortunate who need und deserve suca min istration. ItnvIviilH. It is a matter of rejoicing that the spirit of revivals which so murvolously characterized our beginning has not departed from us , and that the signs of vigorous growth and increase - crease do not diminish with our ago. Re vivals are attended with loss excitement , but more stable results as a rule , whcro the re vival occurs under the direct labors of the pastors themselves. The increase of the church during the quadreuniuui is highly gratifying. At the last general conference in 1SSS the whole number of communicants , including mom- bcrs and probationers , was , ( ) ! ) , , ) . ! . " ) , show ing an increase during the previous four years of SJIH.-IOI. The increase in the last four years exceeds that number , the total membership being nt present yaOJiU. ( Dur ing the four years probably lf > UOiU have died. This number , added to the increase during the quadroniiium , shows an nggre- gate ol11'J)00 , ( ) souls added to the church by profession of faith during the last , lour years , a church created larger than nil of Method ism nt the end of the lirst fifty years of it ? existence. I'rospm-lt.y of Other Chiirrhus. Wo also note ns an occasion of profound thankfulness that during the same period other oranc'jc.s of our sister Moth'ndisn ! throughout the world have shared with us in these tokens of general prosperity notablv our sister the Methodist Episcopal church south. All reports iudlcnto a remark- aulo advance along tbo lines of religious activity in this body. Nor would wo fail tc muko mention with lifco rejoicing that all the orthodox branches of the American church are enjoying moro or los.s prosperity. To an unusually largo extent the splvlt of revival pervades all evangelical churches. We salute all divisions of the great army in the name of-tho Lord and rejoicing in all their successes wo pr.iy for their larger prosper ity nnd moro abundant increase. No irooo comes to Hlon in all hoc borders in which wo uro not sharers. Tlm l.cunii'iiicul Confcrcm-r. In Ootobor lait the scrond ecumenical conference foronco which now seems to take form ns an organlu part of nil Methodism , a universal decennial conference , mot In llio national capital. It was what , its name purports , .n we-rld's ' convocation , Tnoro - were representa tives present from all lands and from all branches of the family , the number reaching 500. The body sat with undimlnished inter- oat foujtccn duyc. It was n truly great occa sion. There Is reason to hope that much permanent good will result from that confer ence. The proceedings have already boon given to the world in u volume of historic value. Tun visit of our foreign brethren awakened profound interest in ull our sea board cities , und tholr soniibnsand addresses qulckonod nnd delighted ull the churclicH wherever they appeared. Universal Meth odism ls of ono blood nnd Bpeaks one lun- guago nnd breathes ono spirit. The vast nudioncos which crowded our metropolitan church from day today and from earlymofi.- ing to late at night can never forgot the deep nm' genuine enthusiasm and glowing religious fervor which continued without abatement throughout. The range of topics discussed embraced nil thu practical ques tions of the times , and many of the papers were able in a marked degroo. It is gratify ing to record that brothers without distinc tion of color mingled with easy cordiality and without any apparent discrimination , not only at the communion , hut both In thu ad ministration upon thu platform and speeches from the lloor. tVork of CoininUiIniia , In accordance with the direction of the lust general conference the bishops ap pointed u comlsslon on the constitution ol the general conference ) and the organic- law of the church ; n commission on educa tional wont of the church ; a commission on the fraternity and unity of the churches. At the proper lima llio reports of Iho commis sions will bo reported to the body , Tnc bishops also , as directed by tbo last general conference , appointed fraternal delegates to otbor churches , who will also , It Is presumed , report their visits and ofllclul acts. CoiiHtltutloiml Uui'dtlonii , The bishops present herewith a detailed report of the vote of the laity on the ques tion of tbo eligibility of women us lay dole- Bates la tbo doctoral ana general confer ences , and of thu annual conferences ou that and other constitutional questions. To Dr , Monroe , soarotary of the general conference once of IbSS , they are greatly indebted fet the collection and tabulation of these re turns. The following is a summary of the ncvoral votes a received : On the question , ' Shall women bo eligible AS lay dologutos In the electoral and lay ccnforonccs of the Methodist Episcopal church ! " the vote of the laity stood as follows : For , ffi33W3 ( ; apalnst. 103 , * I3 ; total. .100 Till. On tno snmo question the vote of the ministry stood thus : For , 0,009 ; ncnlnst , 5,1-14 ; total , 10.7.Y1. On the proposition to chaniro the second restrictive rule by insert ing the words , "and the said delegates maybe bo men or women" ( seio Journal of general conference 1SS3 , pages US , 10H and 10I1J , the votn of the ministry stooJ : For , 5,777 ; ngnlnst , 1,7(5 ( ; } ; total 10,513. Ono llio proposition sub mitted by the general conference to equalize the number of ministerial and lay delegates tbo vote of the ministry stood : For , 2,8'JiJ ; against. 5,401 ; total , 8W7. ! On the proposition submitted to the annual conferences nt the icquest of the Philadel phia conference to 'amend ' the second re strictive rule so that. It should road ns fol lows : "Tho gonornlcouforone'ushall becom- poiod of mluHtermUiml lav delegates who shall always deliberate- vote as ono body nnd never as separate orders. There shall bo as many lay del6cntos for an annual con- forouco as there nro ministerial , but the gen eral conference shiill not allow moro than ono ministerial roproscntltivo for every fourteen members nf nn annual conference ; nor n losi number than ono for every lorty-llvo ; pro vided , nevertheless , that whan there shall ba In any annual conference a fraction of two- thirds the numbor'Vtbich shall bo llxcd for the ratio of representation such annual con ference shall be tinlltlcd to an additional delegate for such fraction ; find provided , nNo , that no conference shall bo donlod the privilege of ono ministerial nnd uno lay dele gate1 , " the vote of Iho ministry stood ; For , 2,310 ; against , 4,810 ; total , 7,1 fill. Staled HtMio All the stated benevolences nro important , us representing In different decries existing wants and ns furnishing the liiost ofllcicnt ana least expansive methods for providing for the neeiU. Alike they rest upon the principle of Christian stewardship ; namely , Unit tlio-jo who have nre In duty bound in the measure of their ability to provide for these who have not , Hi-part iiioiiU. The bonds nf departments will , In tholr reports - ports through their respective committees , set forth in detail their labors nnd tbo results - sults during the qundroiitilum , and wo nro confident that the showing will bo creditable to their diligence nnd satisfactory to Iho church , The great benevolences have ull ad vanced , and other forirs of church work have fully kept pace with tbo growth of the church In numbers ami wealth , n fair If not n perfect test of the enlightened piety and spirituality of thu body. Church I'ropiTlj-nnil Contributions. In 1SS7 nnd 1SSS the number of churches was 2U.75.-i. There are now 2U.39J. The values in the tormor period were $ SObl2- 702 ; nt the present date they uro S'J3iillli. ' : ; This Increiase is to n considerable extent duo to the board nf church extension. The amount contrioutod for missions In 1SS7 und 18SS visa t-UlO.DJI ; IS'JJ ' and IS'Jl ' the sum had swelled to $151U50. \ . For f roadman's ' aid and southern education the sum received from all sources in 1SS7 nnd IhSS was ? ltli,271. : In the year Just closed the receipts were $322GJi. ( Tno Board of Education raised in 1S57 and 1SSS , sis-lj3 ; ; In Ib'.ll ' , SiW.S'JJ ' , un Increuso of $24 , 1)1 ! ) ) . The other bunovolonco-s , without exception , show a corresponding increase. It thus appears that there is a most healthful progress nil nlong the lino. The aggregate receipts of the missionary society , board of church extension , Frood- mon's nid und southern education society , board of educntion , Sunday school union , tract society , xvoman's foreign und women's homo missionary society for the quadren- nium from Ibbl to ISS" wasf < ilG2(3l ; ( ! ; for the quadroiiiiluin of 18SS-01 the figures at hand nggrogiito moro than fS.OOJ.OOO , showing an lucrouso of nearly $2,000 , OOJ. -Missionary Work. When wo consider the actual condition of the world , its widespread , almost universal heathenism , with its open door. * , wo nro con strained to feel that IPOI-O and more the church must take on the obligation to extend and multiply its missionary agencies. The direct command uf our Lord urges this us the great duty of the hour. Wo must go with the mcssnpo of salvation or provo recreant to our mission. Theru nro thou sands of open doors waiting lor us. To fail In this effort is treason to our trust. KdiiL-.it Ion. If the evangelization of the nations is our special creat commission It uo less inheres in our work to provide for the Christian training nnd education of thosa who through our la bors are brought into-tho experience of the great salvation. It was among the earliest thoughts ol our houor.ed founder to provide for this want. The idea has grown with our crowlh nnd streuuthencd with our strength. Wo have regarded enlightened education the broadest and fullest as the most helpful handmaid' of religion. No church can lontr sun-ivo in nn en lightened ago which fails to mnko provision for the highest intellectual growth of its constituents. There never was an upo when the demand was so great us at pro : > oit. It Is u matter of rejoicing that our church is inci'imsiug in its educational facilities. Our schools of all grades , acjdemie.s , collegiate - logiato institutes ' and universities nro healthfully growing' in number , equip ment und endowment , and in the quality of the work done and Iho ability o'f the workers employed ; the number of stu- onts , both mnlo and female , of ull colors and tongues , that crowd our halls rapidly in creasing with each succeeding year. The ratio of cultured people that adorn our homes and occupy the pews of our churches Is constantly incroasintr. There U still room for larger endowment * nnd higher grades , Our theological schools call for your most thoughtful care. It should begin with moro vigorous protection against the admission of improper peirsons. An educated pow will not lonir endure- uneducated pulpit. No amount of loyalty can withstand the strain of attendance ! upon a ministry which shows want of ability to teach , \ \ o must meet the demand for nn educated pulpit , none other can hold und guldo the present and the coming ages , but the dlviuo qualification of n personal experience and now must moro and moro bo insisted upon. Tbo means of praparatlon nre now so abundant and within easy reach that wo must insist that candidates should show themselves worthy by going through the necessary apprenticeship. The need of the church today Is not unprepared men ; und these who have not the self-endurance to secure the outlit should , with rare exception , bo turned back to other callings , Kind of rriMiclicrs WmitDcl , There Is no danger of failure to Methodism either on account of her creed or polity. If she bhall over full it will bo in the quality of the men who till her pulpits and direct 'her counsels , Ttero Is danger at this point. What she wants now and what she wants fornyor is manly , dovotod. earnest men , who preach the gospel from conviction nnd who llnd su much In Its great tlicmos tlut they will nnt disgrace the sncrod olllco by shallow nrllllcos to catch the popular favor , who will bo so absorbed in saving men that they cannot become time- sorvoia or sensational demagogues , men who by zeal for truth will Und no time for Idling , and who by havinur close communion with God will carry the savor of His. presence into the pulpit nnd into the market places and homos of the pooplo. Thu church wants no plnco seekers at her altars , no Idlers , no shal low pretenders , but men , great , manly , honest - est , earnest , who will live and die lor the truth ; she wants no traitors , no men that stand In tbo inuruut waiting for a bid , that think only of self and have a telescopic bye to discern every chance for promotion or emolument. The church wants men with great thoughts to grow BU ! > - llmo as they work for the uplifting of hu manity und the building of the kingdom. Ituforuis In Local Cli-rulU , There Is reason to fear that wo have lost thu aft of utilizing our local ministry. A good service would bo done by this conference If it could dovisa u plan which would send them out as of old to ( ho bchool houses , and remote places , whore , for the love of It , with out pay , they would preach the gospel. Much worlc is neodeeTboth lu town nud coun try where no pay Is possible. There nro men who support themselves in seculur call ings who have nullity ; who can preach , and who would love to'proach , and whoio minis try would bo a powejr , but who are moro cipher : * for tbo waut juf opportunity. IMnulplliiu. In the matter of "exercising discipline In the house of God 'Iho appointed pastor Is vested with authority , but ho is not a mas ter , but a father ravhor. His own life ucods to bo strict , uut notaustero. Here ho should administer the mdst searching discipline , not to convert hlnisOlf into an anchorite , butte to show himself in all things obedient to the law of Christ. His relation to the church is Umt of a thopbord , guida and counselor , n lather In tbo midst of his children. Austerity and severity nro equally to bo avoided. A loving , tender , gentle , patient spirit , but loyal and faithfulbecomes the pastor ot a Christian Hock. His business is to love nnd win souls to Christ , and to watch over them that ho may keep thom in the fold -fb sway with the ollvo branch or rescue with the crook , rather than to terror ize with the rod , Womiin'n Work. Tbo provision made for the work of eloa- concssos , wh'ch ' the last general conference wisely put under the caret of the annual con ferences , has boon carried Into successful operation in many places. We cannot doubt that it will open doors of usefulness to a largo class of consecrated and Intelligent womo'j. Wo command to your nttentlon the Importance of more exact provisions provi sions for the careful selection , piinllu recog nition , training and government of this class of workers. The Tpwortli l.riRiir. The ICpworlh leactio deserves special men- lion ns a very notable nnd providential out growth , It Is a consolidation of the Oxford louuuo und four other young people's so cieties which have sprung up In the church. Ihero had long been a chasm between the adult church and the Sabbath school whloti was not adequately provided for. The manhood nnd womanhood of the church , so important n factor , seemed to lack a place and nn opportunity for Iho best use nnd development of their pownrs. The Upworth league Is n natural supply for this want , nud bv the fnrco of need which created It It has developed as by n leap Into great power. Though not yet , three years slnco the consolidation took plnco , the league ifow has S.iWO local chap ters , with an uggtegnlo membership of n llttlo loss than half n million. Wisely man- nged it cannot fi.H to become n most e'lllcient agency. Tlm American tinUrrslty. The initial stops have been taken for the establishment of u university ut the capital of the nation , A charter has been secured , n bp.ird of truste-es bus boon constituted , sub ject to the approval of tbe > conoral confer ence , nnd nn eligible slto has been purchased and paid for nt the cost of 8100.000. In order to Its endowment nnd preparatory to its oper ation there should not bo less than $5,000,000 , while wo regard flO.UOO.OOO necessary to its- full equipment. It might bo wise for the general conference to commend It to the men und women who possess largo wealth as a sulublo object , for their liberal gifts. The charter of the American university places the institution under tbo direct con trol of the church , nud requires that its board of trustees bo confirmed by thom. and succeeding general conferences. MtithoilUl fueling For Foreigner * . With respect to our foreign populations of all nntionnllties and religions , our feeling Is not ono merely of friendliness , but of eleop fraternal interest. Wo regard all men us brothers of ono blood nnd nature , and cheer fully accord the same rights and privileges which wo claim lor ourselves und our children. For generations past It has been the boast of Americans that the oppressed of nil nations could hero llnd asylum nnd liberty. U'o have no desire to abandon this position , nntl jot , incidental to cxcessivo immigration , wo vocognizo that dangers of u formidable char acter come into view. We arc not ready for the sentiment -America for Americans , " meaning only the American born , but wo do accept the doctrine of the franchise for Ameri canized citizens. Naturalized citizenship should ntways Imply Americanized citizen ship. Though wo maintain services in the languages of many nationalities , we sock the speedy Americanization of .ill who como within the sphere of cur church life nnd in fluence. The policy of encouraging commu nities o ! foreign born citizens and their chil dren to continue foreign in their language , schools , churches , tastes and social Inibits wo regnrd ns both unwise nnd unsafe. Wo preach the gospel to foreigners In their nutlvri tongue und os- tablUh churches among thom , not to hinder thom from becoming Americans , but to aid them to become Christians while the process of Americanization is going forward. Wo must continue tbeso churches so long as the tide of Immigration Hews in upon our shores. It is no small part of our mission to instruct the people who gather about our nltar.s that in adopt ing America as their homo and thu homo of .thqir children , they should ns rapidly as possible assimilate their ideas , language nnd customs to these of their adopted country. Our sympathy is the same for nil. whether they enter our land from the cast or west gate , from heathen of from Christian lauds. Wo believe that there Is vitality enough In our republican Institutions and in our patriot ism to endure n gicat strain , but wo sea omens of peril nnd symptoms of anarchism in many forms. .Social and Kronomlo Oiiustmns. Wo believe thnt the doctrines nnd princi ples of the word of God embraced and ap plied und especially the spirit of the now commandment , that ye love ono another , con tain the p.inncca for all the social and moral evils that aflliel our race. The relations of capital and labor , moro broadly of wealth nnd poverty , have become a great problem of the ago. That It involve. : issues no thoughtful mind can doubt. The rapid accumulation of enormous wealth in thu hands of a few successful speculators , the tendency to its concentration in n lim ited class of not always the most worthy , the grinding nnd soulless monoio.ios impoverish ing the masses uro not only producing dangerous nnd widespread discontent , but are oxcitinir hate and arousing tendencies which will bo moro und moro dinicull to re press , und which if not arrested may lead to riot und revolution. Tmupcrunun I'robloin. The attitude wo hold toward the drink tralllo und the saloon remains unchanged. Orunkouncss nnd drunkard-making uro alika offensive to God nnd ruinous to man. Mod erate drinking , so called , is the bane of soci ety r.nd the chief support of the nofurieus trunic. Wo bold with unabated tenacity to the oft repeated statement that total absti nence is the only safety for the individual , nnd that complete legal prohibition of the traft'o ' is the urgent duty of the state. ClihicMi Immigration. Wo understand thnt proposed legislation Is now pending in congress by which all Chinese immigration into this country is pro hibited. Wo icg.ird this action ns incxcusn- blo nnd.lnhuman , und invite the attention of the general conleronco to the need of prompt action in petitioning congress not to con summate the evil proposed. Clii-lxllun rr.itmilty , The attitude of our church towaret other evangelical bodies has always been ono ot the broadest catholicity and most genuine fra ternity and remains so in growing measure. Thuro nro dilTeroncos , but they nro nonessential - essential , clcuvugo.s but not separations. There ir. a growing spirit of unity nnd fel lowship. There may como a time when thu walls erected by human fralllty will murk only such differences ns the host usu of power * will continue to require ; tboso may possibly remain forever , but not in such measure as to disturb thu deeper unity in our common faith , but only such us to cor.trlbulo to the symmetry nnd power of all the mnm- burs of the body , Wo muy and long for that day. Mnautlmo wo Join all our brethren in loving oltorts to bring about the coining of the kingdom and rejoice in ull tholr suc cesses. Over nil intervening obstructions wo extend the bund of fellowship , und above all the din of contention wo lift the voice of sululallnn , Blcntlngs on all the tribes nnd on nil the divisions of the tribes. All hall to any worker in any part ot the Held , Wo ivjoice thnt the Muthodlst ISplscopal church , like the church triumphant , Is made up of many kindreds and tribes , und nations und tongues. For ull we have opt ono doc trine , one set nf rights lor all.Vu llnd QUO- ness in Christ and oneness In u common brotherhood. Tlu > Itar < < I'l-oliluin , The "raco problem" is a phrase well un derstood among us. 1'erhups the time has t-o.nu for defining again the nttltudo wo hold as u church to tin ) question. Wo declare , therefore , that thu attitude of our church has been from the first , long before the emanci pation of the colored ruco , ono of opposition to tholr enslavement , un opposition pro nounced In our earliest discipline und con tinued until their liberation. Wo have al ways alllrmed thom to bo our brothers , of the saiiiu bloud and stock of nil the raooi which compose ono common humanity. As such wo huvu claimed for thom the name rights nnd privileges which belong to ull other branches of the common family. This Is our unquali fied position now. With respect to our own members of color , twenty live years of labor and uncrlllco uniong thom have Increased our interest in their welfare , They occupy picclsoiy the same position as to rights and privileges u every other luombor of the body and receive precisely the same treatment. AH members ot nnnual conferences Uavo precisely the snmo rights , determined by the grade of tholr orders , ns dcncons and oldcrs. In view oT heso facts It can hardly bo possible that our brethren of polor can per- siiRdo themselves that thny hnvo attained a state where total severance from tholr white brethren , which has boon suggested from without , would bo to their advantage or to tha advantage of the race. They Mill need the counsel and aid , llunnclnl and spiritual , which the best brain and litmrl and wealth of tholr follow Christians can furnish thom. Thb races need each other. The matter Is ono In whcu ! wo have common Interest as of the same body of Christ. Popular AmufH'inriiM. The attitude our church holds toward popu lar nmtiscmunts has been from the first one of extreme opposition , because tbo popular amusements current nt the tlmo when the great spiritual awakening called Methodism nrojo were extremely Immoral and dobaMtig ; nnd Against nil such amusements and every amusement offensive to conscience anil deadening to spiritual sensibilities her voice has nhvays boon lifted In earnest protest. That there ute nllownblo recreations nnd amusements Is nnt doubted by all Intelligent people. The line U not dim cult to discern. What the church has n right to expect of her members is not that they will become hermits or convert the everyday llfei Into n round of austerities , nor on the other hand to degrade It Into n round of frivolities which nro equally offensive to good sense , morality nnd religion , but that they will act in n manner befitting serious nnd sensible religious people. t'ollllox. With regard to politics , the attitude of our church is strenuously nonpurtisun nnd nwn sectional. Itncknowlodgos no nllcizlance' to any political creed or association. It urges ull Its members who have the right to vote to ellse-hargo thnt duty , but It loaves every voter absolutely free from ecclesiastical In terference. When moral Issue nro before the public our people uro invariably found on the side of the highest standard , but oven thou they cliooso tholr own party nflllluxlons. I'rlrmlly to the Srcnlur I'rovs. The attitude we hold as n church toward the secular press is ono ol friendliness. Wo rogurJ it ns the most masterful force devel oped by our modern civilization , Its potency for good or evil Is immeasurable. Wo would not diminish Its power , but wo do deeply deplore - ploro its frequent prostitution to the ser vices and promotion of vice. It ought to be the /riendly nnd constant ally of purity , morality and religion , the advocate of all measures for the reform of abuses and re pression of crime. Duty ol' HID Hour. No assembly of men was over gathered for more grnvo and weighty work ; none over needed moro the grace and prudence and the wisdom that cometh from nbovo. Society Is feverish , you need equipoise. The times'nro excited , you need calmness. God has put you In u place of great responsibility. You uro the representation nnd guardian of the great church whose lines run out Into all the e arth oven to the ends of llio world. What you do cannot tall to bo fraught with mighty consequences. If you shall bj able by wis'o counsels und proper legislation to add to the already existing forces for good and devise now agencies for larger usefulness , your as sembling will bo a benediction. If ou the othei- hand Dy lollowing false lights you weaken nndcripplooxis'ting agencies und add elements of ovll uud stnfo your assembling may prove a source of untold calamity to the e-hurch und to the raco. You nro hereto deui with ono specific problem. It is not n prob lem of doctrine. There nro no unsettled arti cles in our creed calling for restatement or improvement either In letter or spirit. The aeo is soothing with questions und hoary creeds nro calling for revision , but those questions do not trouble you. It is not n problem of how to quiet dissatisfaction or allay strife ; the church has never been in greater pcaco or-u better temper of loyalty throughout nil her borders. The most Important question before yon is how to improve the tone of our piety and give greater efficiency to our agencies. It is a question of girding for the great work for which llio church exists. The question is how .soon shall the gospel bo efllciontly preached to the nations , und how shall the church of God bo established throughout ull the earth ; and how shall this brunch bo most nblo to perform its part of the great worki This is the question you ure hero to answer. It is our joy that there arc others who share the responsibility with us , Hint wo are not nlono. We might despair as wo loolc cut on the amazing reed were wo left nlono to provide for It. Indeed , wo should despair with all our sister churches were It not that we und they have God , who is moro than all nnd nbovo ull , to help us. Keep the prize steadily in view , bo of good cheer falter not the ago of apes Is in its morning the great opportunity has como. Even dialects nnd tongues no longer separ ated by distance or impassable lines , the con tending battalions -all forces are In the Hold llio battle is already sot. The mighty Captain with His name , God of Lords und King of Kings upon Ills venture gives com mand today the victorious ohont of onward , onward rings loud and clear alone tbo nil- vancinc column. It is nn hour for every lieutenant to bo nt bis post. The church which you represent bv right of numbers and of aggressive force stands ns color-bearer for the advancing legions. The adorable name is thu magic word om- blnzonod on her banners. God has placed you 4n the crisis und at the crisis point. This honor is placed upon you , not simply your kinsmen uro watching you with anxious hopes , anxious that you may not waver , anxious that the ancient glory of your urms may pot bo tarnlshon , anxious for your triumph , palpitating with mingle : ] hope and fear , but more yet worldwide Christendom from a thousand points whcro danger threatens is beholding your movements with breathless interest : nor is that all. Is It too much to say that Uod himself from his throne has his eye upon you with intonsost Interest ! Thus environed , brothers , move forward calmly , thoughtfully , prayerfully , with your eye steadily lixcd on the Muster for direc tion and strength. jJo vigilant , leave no un guarded snot , make no mistake. When thu thirty days' woik is done you may return in peace "und comfort te' your homo. } und charges and duties witli nn ap proving conscience nud with the blessing of an approving church upon you ; und when nil the days are done mid you stand to give ac count may it bo your joy to hoar Iho Master himself say , "Well done- . " Pray for u.s ; help us , und the God of pence bless you with ull bouvonly blessings In Christ Jesus. Amen. THOMAS HOW.M N' , It\Ni > oi.rii S. Fosren , Sniiinx : : M. Mi.iiuii.i. , Knuv.iin G. AMIIIEW.S , HIISIIV W.VAWIBX , Ovitiw I ) . FOSJ , JOHN F. Hi'iirT ' , W ii.i.i.01 X. NINDI : , luii.v M. W.M.nr.x , Wii.i..uti > F. M.U.I.\UIU : , Ciuiii.m 11. l'Y vi.in : , JOHN 11. Vixrs.vr , JAMU.I N. Frrii'.iiu < > , ISAAC W. JnvrK , . .IonsP. . NKWAIAN , UAXIUI. A , GOOIHKI.I. . I'ltOM 'lt ( > lf\l > .tJtUHT f/.V. Imllanola is to hnvo a cheese factory. Pavint- work in being pushed ut Hastings with luo'mnn nnd twenty teams. Oscfolu has n nourishing republican club. Hulf of the members uro farmer * . Fire ul P.iddoclt , Holt counli- , destroyed tha store of Berry & Ko , causing u loss of f..UO'J. It is said the Burlington will erect kilns to burn clay for road ballast between' Waco and Tamora. Ked Cloud republicans have organized n club , with 15J member * , nnd elected W. S. Garbor ns president. The villugo trustees of Stanton have lot tbo contract for plans and specifications tor n .system of waterworks. Kearney's militia company Is to bo re cruited ugaln. l-'iltoen member * of thu com pany were discharged lorcausQ. The wife of n Kussinti farmer nonr Aurora was assaulted und brutully treated by u Turkish poudler. The man has bjen ar rested , A vicious stallion nearly killed 1011 Hoton ot Triumph. Custor county , bufo-o men with clubs could bout thu ho n oil from hit victim , The Norfolk News has started upon Its sixth year ns a daily. It has always bo.'n u good paper , but It grows brighter and bettor with age. D. C. Pettlt of Fremont wo given n cmv- hiding by his wlfo und her sUu-r buu.tu o , they alleged , ho had traduced them. Poliii hud not lived with bit wifn for cmun lime. No arrests were mnilo , nllhoiiRh the rumpus nttrnctoel considerable nttontlon nnd resulted In n little bloodshed. Plans for the now Gorman Lulhornn church nt. West Point hnvo ooun completed by nn Omaha nrr.hitcct. The stvucttiro Is to con $7,500. A mall snclc being carried from North liomuo Glencoo , In n buggy , caught lire nnd eonsldurablo mall wai damaged. A match had dropped Into tiio sack. Karl Hlgby , n lad living with bis parents piRtit miles from 'lion creek , 1ms myster iously disappeared. U Is believed ho has boon kldnnpe'd. Thirty-flvo ilolognlos were present nt Arnpaboo nttendlng the Young People's Society of Ulirlstlnn Kmlouvor ronvontioii. j'Uriiiia , Hnrlnn , Hod Willow , Dundy nud Hitchcock counties were represented. Lots In the orlglnnl town of .lansen nro deeded with nn niitl-jiiloon clause. Heretofore - fore nil saloons have boon In uddltlons. Now applications for licenses in tht > orlglnnl town hiyo : been mndo , nnd Mr. .lansen proposes to light thom. A heavy nun washed nway nVest Point sidewalk and n lady loll into'n hole fojr foot deep where the walk ought to hnvo boon , bho was badly bruised , und her warning scream prevented several other Indies from fulling into the same hole. All of the teachers In the public schools nt hiunoy took exceptions to some discourteous treatment on the part of the school board nnd rosljjnuil In u body. Considerable cx- citi'inonl prevails , nnd if thov do nol have another month of school lii'o district will lose Us stnto apportionment thu year. There is front e-oinplalnt among the ilsher- incn along the Hlkhorn from Stnnton to West Point because of the senrelty of llsh In the river. Some ol them lay the blame on the dam nt U'eiii Point , bin the Uumlng j-ounly Advorllser says there uro parties living on the Klkhorn river south of Hooper who not only solno the river , hut who have u wlronot sts-otched continually so ns to tire- vent iho llsb from going up iho river. At the last meeting of the llnstincs city council some member brought up the fuel thnt the'ro had been iniparontly something peculiar m the management of the city water works during the yonr ending Muy i , IS'JJ. H Is alleged that there wus considerably moro coal used in proportion to the water pumped In thnt year than In tbo year ending May 1 , lss',1. A committee of thei council was appointed to investigate the matter nnd report at the regular mooting on next Mon day uigtit. The traditional school room blackboard Is now accusoe' ' of being a sight eiostroycr. The Yuli ) senior.uro to wear cup nnd gown from the ( Castor vacation till the end of the term. Edinburgh university is ono of the chief medical centers in the world. It was founde-d in 15S' > . The oldest and larcost medical school in America'Is that of the University of Penn sylvania. It was founded in lTlir > , and has graduated ID.-KiS moil. By the will of the Into Dr. I ) , lluyns Agnew his ulma mater , the University of Pe'imsyl- vnnln , gets J. MOI , ) nnd the proceeds of his well known book on the praetieo of surgery. Mrs. WIlllaiiH , Now York's woman cliool commissioner , is chairman on tbo committee on evening schools , and is making a great success In the direction of evening school work. Welch Hull , the now Yale dormitory , will bo nanded over to the corporation nt Iho Juno mooting uml appropriate exorcises will follow. The hull will furnish accommoda tions for seventy-live students. One-half of the F.iyenvoathor bequest to Cornell , amounting to $10JUJU , bus boon paid to iho trustees and invosu-d in Brojk- lyn rcul estate. Tno Income will ba u-ed in defraying part of the general college ex penses The trustees of Johns Hopkins hnvo ap pointed President Gilman mid Prof. Simon Ncwcomb as the representative * of the ll.'Ot . ' I anniversary of Trinity college , Dublin , in July. President Patton will represent Princeton , The schools for trained nurses are now coming in for their share * In the onuto-t of thubo who die unit Inuvo funds to worthy in stitutions. Tliis shows thiit schools for trained nurses are getting to bo rocugnUuel and highly respected uffalrs , Plans for u now gymnasium for Princeton tmvo boon uri'pnrcel and will bo sunmittod at the next mooting of the board of trustee * , when an ell'ort will bu madotoscuuro enough money for the erection of llio now building. The present "gym , " the gift of Robert Bon- nor of Now York , has lonir buon inude < iuato to the needs of Princeton athletes. Bishop Phillips Drnolcs nud other prnml- nont grnduutc-s of Hurvurd have undertaken to establish a inwuino to bo derated ex clusively to the interests of Harvard , and lo record the llvc-i and doings of the college alumni In ull parts of the world. Thu maga zine is to bo issued ijuiirlerly. und ull Har vard graduates are naked lo assist in Iho cnteruriso. Timothy Hopkins has made provision for thp endowment und miiintenancu ol the Sea side Laboratory at Pacilio Grove recently es tablished under the auspices of the Lolanil Stanford Junior university. It Is intended to muko this u plueto for original lnveslhrn- lion of the habits , life history , structure ! and dovolojiment of miirlno animals ami plants ami to carry on work here similar to Unit which has made the ncqnarinin ut Naples known all over tiio world. The laboratory will ba under tno direction of Profs. Gilbert , Jenkins und Campbell. According to the Boston Advcrthor Harvard college is undertaking thu task of getting n complete collection of ( lowers in glass models. Tno secret of milking those models is known only to two brothers named IJluschku In Dresden , nnd thuy are under contract to work only lorllarvnrd during the next nine years. The younger brother is now in Jamaica studying the plants of thu island , nnd in u fuiv weeks ho .vill rome tu Cnmtnidgo as the gue-il of Prof , ( ioodalo. Afterwards ho will travel wo t , m.iking a collection of the typical Amorlc.in ( lowers , and will then ivltirn to Germany to begin thu worn of roprodndng ihfcin in i > las. . The specimens iilreudy received ut the Agassi : nuiaoum uro marvels of ingemuity. ' WORTH.AJ3UIMEAxA KOX. " Science | MEDICAL 1 nl SCIENCEtj ' nas acli.cvcJ n f - V -f & great triumph In < the production ol \ nlikli Hill euro 8l k' Krnilnclin r.nilnll A'IT- ' J vnu JllnorlirH nrUIn/ / ; from Xiiiimlrcil < S llLitli > ii , C'iin > tliiill ii mill JM.IIIJ J Sd.Toil l.iiori nnil Ilii-jr nlll ijulclly re- 2 rloro tinmen lo roniplrls licallli. 2 Covered wilh a Tastclois 6 SoluLilo Coaling , ; ? Of all ilrii-'sists. I'ricc "S ccnti a box. New Vorli Dcpul , tfi Canal St. * wvwww Beauty often depends on plumpness ; so does comfort ; so does health. If you get thin , there is something wrong , though you may feel no sign of it. Thinness itself is a sign ; sometimes the first sign ; sometimes not. The way to get back plumpness is by CAREFUL LIVING , which sometimes in cludes the use of Scott's Emulsion of cod-liver oil. Let us send you free a little book which throws much light on all these subjects , . J'.owxB. Clicmltu , ija South jth AvtDCt , New York , \u-ir [ lrurul ktrjuScott'i Rimiluon of coJ-livcr oil all dtuccliu cvcrywlitic tlo , ( i ,