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HEWS OF CHURCHES.
A Pastor's Personal Appearance Too
Oflen Secures Him a Charge.
FEESH AND INTERESTING GOSSIP.
Opinions of Ministers Expressed at
Quiz Meeting Monday.
BEADABLE ITEMS POE CHRISTIANS
Jnst now there are many churches with
out pastors who are seeking those who shall,
Sabbath after Sabbath, occupy their pul
pits, be visitors at their homes, and be
looked up to as their leaders in religious
work. In calling ministers, however, how
many there are in the congregations that
seem to lose sight of the real work and worth
of the minister. How many sermons
preached by candidates" are listened to for
the real benefit to be derived from them?
"Walk out among the congregation that has
just heard a "candidate" preach and hear
the remarks. Are they in reference to the
sweetness of the gospel he has proclaimed?
Hot always. It is the cut of his coat, the
color of his necktie, the gestures he uses,
the loudness or the quietness of his delivery,
the rapidity or slowness with which he
speaks; does he use manuscript or
memorize his sermons, and so discard the
use of paper in the "pulpit? Is he
graceful in appearance, is be married, and, it
so, what kind of a woman is his wifeT We
have known a case where one of the beet
preachers of the day was voted against because
he had a mustache; another because his neck
tie was not as straight in place as it might
have been. Churches that are candidating ana
changing pastors need more of a looking glass
religion than the microscope land we ha e too
much of at present. There is unrest among the
ministry, truly, but it is not all on their side,
home churches would do well to think it
better to bear the ills we have than fly to
others we know not of."
If all ministers can say
love watches o'er my quiet ways.
Kind voices apeak my name.
And lips that find It hard to please
Are blow at least to blame
then they will feel encouraged to labor on
1 have the things I ask ofTcee,
hat more shall I desire?
That still m v soul may restless bo
Ana only xnee aebire.
At the "Quiz" meeting of the Presbyterian
Ministerial Association on Monday, led ts Rev.
L 2?. Bays, D. D., Dr. Kumler thought letters
of recommendation should not bo given to
those who had not discharged all their obliga
tions to the church, including financial, as, if
they had not they were not honest. Rev. J. T.
Gibson thought licentiates might officiate at
marriages, as well as ordained ministers. Rev.
W. P. fahrom, D. D., -would admit those of
moral character to membership who had not
been converted, although much depended on
circumstances. Rev. J. J. Beacom, D. D.,
thought that young men should not preach be
fore their licensure.laslthey could not prepare
to preach and preach at the same time. Cap
tain Wisbart thought no man should be al
low ed to preach or sell liquor without license.
Rev. D. S. Kennedy would publicly rebuke
those who were talking in the choir; choristers
should be Christians. Rev. John Fox thought
it no worse for the choir to tal It than for visit
ing ministers in the pulpit. The question to
which most interest was attached was post
poned, as Dr. Robinson was not present to
answer it Other theological questions ere
discussed by Prof. K. T. llcClelland, by proxy,
and Dr. Purres.
The Methodist boards ask $2,331,134 for mis
sion work the coming year.
The Baptist Ministers' Conference will listen
to "reports" on Monday morning. '
MCCaxdless Avenue Presbyterian Church
added 11 new members last Sunday.
At the Japanese Mission in San Francisco
tea yonng men were recently baptized.
Bishop Wai.dk. has been chosen to visit
the M E. Missions of South America.
Saxeh, Mass., has the original First Church
of .North America. It was erected in 1631.
The second week in November is the "Week
of Prayer throughout the world for young
THEifational Council of the Congregational
churches will meet in Worcester, Mass., No
Twelve hundred adults were baptized into
the membership of the M. E. Church in North
India last year.
The revival singer, Ira D. Sankey, has de
cided to settle down, and will make his home
on Long Island.
The pastor of the Third TJ. P. Church, Rev,
E. S. McKitrick, will resume charge of the
Rev. G. C. VrNCEXT, D. D., pastor of the TJ.
P. church, of Latrobe, lies very sick at his
home lu Allegheny.
The General Council of the Lutheran
Church will appoint ministers to preach in the
Next Thursday evening at 730 the Synod of
Pennsylvania will meet in the Second Presby
terian Church, Altoona.
Rev. "W. D. Ieoxs, McDonald. Pa., will
preach at the Jit. Washington TJ. P. Church
next Friday evening at 7.15.
Many of the pulpits will be supplied to-morrow
by members of the M. E. Conference now
meetinc in Emory Church, East End.
Rev. "W. H. McMillak, D. D., of Alle
gheny, commemorated the twenty-fifth anni
versary of his ordination on Sunday.
The organ is again causing trouble at the
TJ. P. Church, Canonsbnrg. Presbytery will be
called on to quiet the warring elements.
St. Benedict's Cjtholic chapel (col
ored), on Fulton street, is being extensively re
paired. This was formerly the Oldshue man
sion. The old United Presbyterian Church, corner
Seventeenth street and Penn avenue, will give
way to a new St Patrick's Roman Catholic
Religious meetings for yonng men are held
every Tuesday and Saturday evenings, also on
Sunday afternoons at 4 o'clock in the Y. M. a
Rev. Me. Aitlegate has resigned the pas
torate of the McKeesport Co-operation Church.
He went there from Rock Island, Ilk, about a
3 ear ago.
A lady has given 510,000 a year for church
extension of the Reformed Episcopal Church,
and property worth S300.000 to the seminary of
Fourth TJ. P. Church, Pittsburg, received
35 members on Sunday last, making a total of
417. The Wllkinsburg Church received 19 tho
A DUJ.EAB.D minister at TJmontown, Pa
was put on trial fur allowing women in his
congregation to wear fancy bonnets, feathers,
bustles, etc '
Christ Church. TJnivcrsalist. started May
L now has 66 members. Rev.Tv. Williams,
pastor, is pushing the work energetically and
A farewell reception to Rev. T. E. Cum
mings and bride, "Rho go to India, was given at
the Third TJ. P. Church, Allegheny, on Thurs
The semi annual meeting of the TJ. P. Wo
man's Missionary Society was held at Etna on
Thursday. A balance of 8312 was reported in
The Btate Sunday School Conventisn was
. held at Williamsnort this week, at which them
Was a large attendance of prominent Sunday
Rev. James E. Ikvike is called to the pas
torate of the Third Presbyterian Church, Al
toona. Ho was formerly a member of Alle
Rev. J. C. Heerojt, lately pastor of She
nango and Sandy Lake congregations, died
October Z He had been sick for nearly a year
with heart disease.
The subject at the Presbyterian Ministerial
Association next Monday morning will be "The
Hebrews of the Present Day," to be opened br
Rev. E. R. Donehoo.
A union farewell missionary meeting will be
held in the First TJ. P. Church, Allegheny, on
Sunday evening. Dr. J. B. Dales is expected to
deliver an address.
Rev. W. J. Reid. D. Dm will conduct tho
ktudy of the Sunday school lesson to-day in tho
Fi, A.r5?,ni'-. Subject: "Tho Ark
Brought Back to Zton."
The annual meeting of tho Woman's Homo
Missionary Boclety of the Methodist Episcopal
Church will be held in Roberts Park Church,
Indianapolis, October 31.
Bishop Phelas issued a circular, which
was read last Sunday in the churches of the
Diocese of Pittsburg, asking for contributions
for the Johnstown churches.
The State Association of Congregational
Churches is in session at Corry. Rev. A. M.
Hills, pastor of the First Congregational Church,
Allegheny, Is in attendance.
Rt. Rev. Bishop Phelan- will administer
the sacra ro ent of confirmation at StMary's and
St Joseph's Churches to-morrow, the former
at 10 A. H the latter at 3 p. M.
Rev. George Hodges, of Calvary Church,
will deliver an address at St Mark's Guild
House, South Eighteenth street on Thursday
evening next, on "The Crusaders.''
The constitution of the Society ot Christian
Endeavor has been translated into German,
French, Tamii, Chinese, Japanese, Zulu, Turk
ish and various dialects of Southern India.
St-od of Pittsburg will bold Its twenty
eighth annual meeting at Indiana, Pa., next
Tuesday, at 2 P. M. The opening sermon will
be preached by Rev. A. R. Anderson, D. D.
The First Co-operative District of the Dis
ciples Church raised 59,000 last year, and 87 new
members were admitted. Their convention was
held in the First Church, Allegheny, this week.
Rev. J. W. Harsha, in his paper on "Fu
neral Reform," before the Ministerial Asso
ciation, advocates short and simple religions
services, private interments and much less
At the Woman's Home Missionary Society
of Washington Presbytery, it was reported
that 52.122 81 had been donated the past year.
The society pledged 5200 toward building a
school in Alaska.
Gospel temperance meeting will be held in
the W. C. T. TJ. rooms, in Wilson's building,
Frankstown avenue. East End, to-morrow at
2.30. A minister of the M. E. Conference will
deliver the address.
At a congregational meeting of the Elmer
Street Presbyterian Church, held Monday
evening last a unanimous call was extended to
the Rev. Beth K. Gordon, of Parnassus, Pa., to
become their pastor.
Mrs. Florence Wischnewetsky has
given herself up to the amelioration of the
condition of the working women. She is the
daughter of Jndge W. D. Kelley, better known
as "Pig Iron Kelley."
The Centennial Roman Catholic Congress
will meet in Baltimore NovemDer U, and will
be called to order by the Hon. John Lee Car
roll, grandson of Charles Carroll, signer of the
Declaration of Independence.
Rev. Db. Seiss. of Philadelphia, preached
the opening sermon on Thursday morning at
the General Council of the Evangelical Lu
theran Church of North America. It is 21 years
since uus body met in rittsDurg.
The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian JChurch,
New York, of which Rev. John Hall,D.D., is
pastor, has 2,411 members, and contributed
5250,712 last year, all ot which went for mission
and charitable work except $35,681.
Rev. T. W. Joj.es, of Philadelphia, and Rev.
W. Puddyfoot "the John B. Gough of Mis
sions," will deliver addresses at the First Con
gregational Church, corner Franklin and Man
hattan streets, on Snnday evening.
In 1873,the Reformed Episcopalians separated
from the Protestant Episcopalians. Now they
have 106 churches, 7 bishops, 10,000 communi
cants, church property worth $2,000,000, and a
theological school in Philadelphia.
At New Castle this week has been held the
annual meeting of the Y. M. C. A Rev, Dr.
Purves, of this citv, delivered the principal ad
dress. Mr. Ira I). Sankey presented to the as
sociation the new $50,000 building and library.
The Methodist Episcopal Church of Miamis
burg has just gone over its record for several
years and paid up all their deficiencies in pas
tors' and presiding elders' salaries. Many other
churches might learn a useful lesson from this
T&B Ministerial Association, on Monday
next, will discuss the question, "Can Pure
Gospel Literature, Without Fictitious Embel
lishments, be Made Attractive to Children? If
so, Howl"' Rev. R H. Hood will open the dis
cussion. The audience room of the Seventh TJ. P.
Church will be reopened to-morrow morning.
Rev. S. R. Frazier, of Yonngstown, "O., will
preach. The church has been frescoed, painted,
carpeted and cushioned. Rev. J. D. Sands is
Rev. Dn.ToWNSEND,pastor of the Unitarian
congregation, which meets in McCance Block,
widely known as the founder of the New The
ology movement, was for 18 years a Methodist
minister. His last work with them was the
Asbury Church, Buffalo.
The Rev. E. E. Fife will preach In the Sec
ond TJ. P. Church, Allegheny, at 1030 A. M., to
morrow. Mr. Fife and his wife will sail on
Wednesday for India to engage in mission
work. He will be supported entirely by this
church for a period of ten years.
Rev. J. H. Aughet has resigned the pastor
ate of Mountain Top Presbyterian Church.
He does this because the railroad companies
have removed their engines from the mountain. 1
He was presented with a beautiful reclining
chair and Mrs. Aughcy with a handsome al
bum. Pittsburg and Allegheny districts of the
Woman's Foreign Missionary Bociety met at
North Avenue M. E. Church on Friday last
The report showed that SI 889 had been received,
5100 more than last year. Mr. Charles M. Miller
spoke on India, exhibiting idols and other curi
osities. Mrs. Rev. Dillon Prosser gives the use
of her elegant residence on Madison avenue,
Cleveland, for five years to the Methodist Epis
codal Churches to establish a deaconesses'
home. The rooms will be furnished by the
churches, and the deaconesses will look after
the infirm, the sick and the dying.
Cardinal Gibbons in a pastoral letter says:
There is a population of 9,000,000 Roman Cath
olics in the United States, with 13 archbishops,
77 bishops, 8,000 priests, 10,500 churches and
chapels, 27 seminaries for candidates for the
ministry. 650 colleges. 3.100 parish schools and
620 hospitals and orphan asylums.
The salient points of discussion in tho
Protestant Episcopal Convention the past week
have been as to the constitution of her courts
shall each diocese have a court of its own, or
shall there be a national court? Many earnest
words were spoken in favor of a conrt of ap
peal. The abridged service was ordered Incor
porated in the Book of Common Prayer.
Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, D. D., has been
oven two months' leave of absence by hl
church, during which time he will visit the
Holy Land, especially to get information for
the "Life of Christ," on which he is engaged.
He starts on the 30th mst, and will be accom-
SaniedbyMrs. Talmage and their daughter
lay. They will take withthema stenographer
and an artist
In the United States there are 101,824 Sab
bath schools, 8,315,431 scholars, 1,100,104 teach
ers. Pennsylvania is the banner State In num
ber of schools, having 8,729, though New York
has more scholars. Pennsylvania has 964,599,
New York 879,413. Louisiana is at the toot,
with 522 schools and S2.617 scholars. Philadel.
phia leads all the cities, with C16 schools and
178,865 scholars. New York has 600 schools and
172.000 scholars. Brooklyn, 263 schools and 97.
MEXICO'S BEST BUSINESS MAN.
Louis Hncllcr, Who Owns 3,300,000 Acres
in Chlhnuhua State.
A carriage drove rip to the Leland yester
day atternoon and there alighted a short,
heavy-set man with a dark mustache. He
gave some directions about a eonple of
steamer trunks and registered. He was
Louis Hueller, Mexico's greatest business
man and one of the wealthiest capitalists in J
America, ite cas been the nrst owner ot
all the extensive grants given by the Mexi
can government for the last ten years. He
comes here irom Germany, whither he has
been on a most important mission. So says
one familiar with the business transaction
of the Mexican concessionaire.
It is said that Mr. Hueller has completed
negotiations with the German Government
and several big German syndicatesby which
large tracts of land in Chihuahua will be
colonized by German immigrants. In that
State Mr. Hueller owns some 3,500,000 acres.
Prince Hohenlohe is the prime mover in the
enterprize, which is looked upon with favor
by Bismarck. Mr. Hueller would say noth
ing about his plans last night, though he
stated that Germany has offered to loan
Mexico 530,000,000 to pay the subsidy of her
IV'Our Congress of Americas," said Mr.
Hueller, "is strongly disapproved by Ger
many and England. The European nations,
fearing that ere long the United States will
control all the trade of Mexico and Central
America, are naturally displeased; and it
would not surprise me if they took active
measures to counteract any treaty made by
the United States."
'MEBLmD PRIME MA
rfcu' story for the llltle ones in to-morrow's
WITH ALL ITS FAULTS
Washington is Yet the Place for the
World's Big Reception.
A LADY GIVES ITS PROS AND CONS,
Recalling the Crudities Dickens Criticized
30 Tears Ago,
COMPARED WITH WHAT HE DIDN'T SEE
COItEE6rONDEJ)CE or TILE DISPATCH.!
"WASHrxGTON, October 1L The selec
tion of a site for the World's Exposition -is
simply becoming a craze. If we listen to
the zeal ot nationality, the passion of patri
otism and honor, the consecrated memories
of the martyrs of liberty, Washington is the
city that the heart of the American will
choose, and the world therefore pay homage
to the capital of the greatest government on
the globe. The American, from the North
and the South, the East and the West, will
make the pilgrimage, and behold, perhaps
for the first time, the Mecca of the Union.
A national celebration of such import
ance can only fitly be held at the national
capital. The memories, humorous, pathetio
and historical, that cluster around this city,
are dear to every patriotic heart. After the
timid affected Anglo-maniac, how exhilarat
ing it is to hear even a great hulking West
erner express himself, for he shows his heart
L and his loyalty when he says:
"i nave traveled over jsurope, seen Br.
Paul's and Westminster Abbey, St. Peter's
and the cathedrals, and I have never seen a
building yet that comes anyways near the
capital at Washington it is so big and so
Not until the great conflict between the
North and South threatened our capital,
did the city of Washington become truly
the capital of the nation; but, in the honr
of danger, it became sacred to millions of
The simplicity of our Republican Govern
ment is illustrated in the rise from humble
positions in the capital to seats in Congress.
Many of our best Senators have thus worked
their way from a page or employe to honored
In the days when the Senate sat with
closed doors (if we glance over Congressional
records, we shall find) human nature was
just as hard to manage and as inharmonious
as now. These records show that the men
now alluded to as dignified statesmen
were very human some of them pos
sessing fiery tempers, sensitiveness
to criticism and temperaments obstinate
over an opinion hastily formed. Closed
doors kept the world from knowing of these
cyclones of sectional passion. The despot
of the debates, for many years, was the ec
centric John Randolph, whose replies to
sentiments he did not favor were full of
stinging criticisms and angry sarcasm.
He was followed by John Qumcy Adams,
whose delight was to raise a storm of de
bate. Cold-blooded, logical anl merciless,
no insinuation or sarcasm exasperated him,
and attacks on him were like throwing fire
crackers at an iceberg."
There is surely less interest taken in Con
gressional proceedings now than in the old
days. The question now is "How long did
he speak?" not "What did he say?" As
the Senators begin to congregate, groups
are formed until a rap from the presiding
officer commands silence. The prayer that
follows does not often have many devout
hearers. The members, comfortably seated
in easy chairs,
PEETEND TO LISTER,
if the session is their first, but soon attain
that concentration of thought which enables
them to read newspapers, write letters or
retire to the cloak rooms, and yet vote on
the question, with no other forfeiture of
principle than the sweet sin of wielding
official power as they will.
The forms oHrasiness in the House, too,
are unintelligible to strangers, and the
gesticulations and cries of "Mister Speaker"
not heeded, for Mr. Speaker is keeping his
promises of days before, in recognizing
those members who have had the promise of
"I have beep a member of this House
three successive sessions," said an angry
Representative a day or two ago, "and dur
ing that time have caught the measles, the
whooping-cough and the influenza; but I
have never yet been able to catch the
"Wire pnlling" is, perhaps, the most
effective business of the Senate also.
Through the press representatives legisla
tive action is daily reported to millions of
people. The oratory cannot compare with
the days of extemporaneous speaking when
the sentiments came from the heart of the
speaker and were not penned by some "hired
secretary." In the old days speeches that
were desired for publication would be
written out in full by the Senator after they
had been delivered. To-day eo much do
some of the speeches belong to other minds
that the Senator who reads would scarcely
recognize his "eloquent utterances" after
the lapse of a few weeks.
Washington has been called "the, head
quarters ot tobacco tinctured saliva'," and
critics thought they could not exaggerate
the extent to which the habit is practiced.
The judge, the lawyer and the prisoner
IS ALLOWED HIS CTJSPIDOEE,
while jurymen and spectators cannot be out
done in this habit. It is not SO years since
Charles Dickens wrote a description of
"Plant a great deal of coarse turf in every
place where it ought not to be; plow up all
the roads; erect three handsome buildings
in stone and marble anywhere but the
more entirely out of everybody's way the
better call one the postoffice.'one the Pat
ent Office and one the Treasury; make it
scorching hot in the morning and freezing
cold in the afternoon, with an occasional tor
nado of wind and dust; have a brick field
without the bricks in all central places
where a street may naturally be exDeeted.
Spacious avenues that begin in nothing and
lead nowhere; streets, mile long, that only
want houses, roads and inhabitants; and
that's Washington 1"
Peace to the ashes of the departed En
glishman! Dickens, with all his keen per
ception of the hidden springs of action in
human nature, couldn't see that here all
find protection, homes and friends; a voice
in our laws, and a recognition, whether
they be sons ol the peerage or of the yeo
manry. Critics condemn the architect of the Cap
itol, the paintings that mean nothing but
glare, the statuary with their meaningless
and soulless countenances; hut it is the
country's Capitol, and the highest man in
the nation owns nothing here that does not
belong equally to the humblest of her sons.
Within its walls every State holds its
memoirs; every arch and alcove, every
painting, artistic or not, is eloquent with
the history of its past. We have preserved
our Government from anarchy and rebellion
at the cost of the lives of 1,000,000 men and
the tears of more than 1,000,000 women.
To-day, as the seat of the national Govern
ment, is Washington the Mecca of the loyal
American; as it should be the site of that
cosmopolitan congregation we expect, to
honor Columbia in 1892. M. M.
For a disordered liver try Beecham's Pills.
Peabs' Soap the purest and best ever made
Specialties for evening wear in brus
sels net, crepe du chene and mouseline de
soie; latest novelties, direct from the Paris
market. Huaus & Hacke.
Closing out all goods regardless of cost
or value. Come quick and get a bargain.
P. Schoenthal, 612 Pena avenue.
Pbatjenheim & Vilsack's Iron Citv
beer grows in favor every day. 'Phone 1186.
question, "Are women dectiifuW
' DISPTOH, SkTUBD At8RPWBiWBB
MORMONS 10 LEAYE UTAH.
Prediction of a Largo Exodai to Arsentlno
nt an Early Date.
New York Star.l
E. G. Sprague, the artist, who has just
returned from Utah, where he had been
making sketches for Harper' and other
periodicals illustrative of Mormon life and
customs, said to me last nigh relative to
the reported breaking off of negotiations be
tween the Mormon leaders and the Mexican
Government in regard to the purchase of a
large tract of land in Lower California:
"The Mormons will go somewhere out of
Utah, and that soon, for their very existence
depends upon at least a quasi state of inde
pendence for them. Only that the Argen
tine Kepnblio is so far away they would go
there, for, as I have been informed, they have
been offered a guarantee from the Govern
ment of that country of freedom from pres
sure of any kind something, in fact, like
the privilege of Statehood if they promise
to settle there in numbers ot from 10,000 to
They are in a minority in Utah. Within
the last ten years the Gentiles have crowded
in and are still coming, and this, with the
law, enacted in Congress against polygamy,
will soon result in an exodus of a very large
portion of them."
"What do you think of the Mormons as a
people?" I asked him.
"Well, they have their faults and their
virtues, like most of us," he said. "Physi
cally, they are not a handsome lot, and a
peculiarity that struck me in the rising gen
eration of chUdrem is that they all resemble
one another. This may be a mistake on my
part, but, if not, I cannot account for it
I did not see a beautiful woman in Salt
Lake City, though I must say I like their
custom ot calling folks they 'meet brother
SOUTH DAKOTA'S BAD FIX.
Senators From tbe State Mast be Chosen
Ere It U a State.
St. Paul Globe.
There is some confusion in the minds of
Dakota correspondents over the meeting of
the South Dakota Legislature. The con
stitution requires it to convene next Tues
day and elect the two Senators. There will
be some little irregularities connected with
this, as the State cannot be formally de
clared such by the President by that time,
and there will be no State officials in legal
harness. The United States law also
specifies that the election of Senators shall
take place on the second Tuesday of the
session. On the other hand, the State con
stitution is imperative that the State Legis
lature shall meet on the 15th and elect
Senators, adjourning at once to January.
But good Bepublicans will be elected, and
the Senate will readily seat them without
noting little irregularities. It will be re
membered that it is the first time South
Dakota has been in the Union, and allow
ance will be made for slight awkwardness
in getting the attitudes just right.
QUEEN VICTORIA'S SIMPLE DRESSES.
Eerr American Clerk Wives Who Do Not
Have Store New Ones.
If common gossip is to be believed, there
is scarcely a clerk's wife in the United
States who does not have more new dresses
in a year than the Queen of England, says
a London letter to the Augusta Chronicle.
What she buys are, however, of the best
quality (in mourning material), and she
has them made over as carefully as the
clerk's wife ought to do.
The Queen is said to have quite a friend-
ship for Mme. Elise, and society was horri
fied two or three years ago by the whispered
rumor that the dressmaker was to appear at
It was not verified, but since then a pret
ty granddaughter of Elise's lias been pre
sented at court upon her marriage into a
But then her dot was a large one, and it
is not the first time that a rich tradesman
has married his, daughter or granddaughter
into the aristocracy.
MISPLACED CONFIDENCE, SURE.
A Case of Better Beer vs. Moral Coarnge,
Won by the Plaintiff.
A young man walking along Main street
started into a saloon. He went as far as the
door, stopped, hesitated, and then turning
walked away. A religious exhorter, notic
ing his action, hastened after him and plac
ing his hand on the young man's shoulder
began to praise his moral courage, etc
fiOh, that isn't," said the youth, "but
you see he doesn't keep as good bee rasjSilly
does,',' and he stepped into another resort,
leaving the horrified dominie with a text
for his Sunday sermon.
JAMES WfllTCOMB RILEI ILL.
The Hooslcr Poet Is Farced to Cancel All
rsrscLU. telegram to the dispatch.:
Akron, O., October 11. Three thousand
people gathered at Columbia Eink to-night
to hear James Whitcomb Biley, the Hoosier
poet, open a lecture course. Biley was
prostrated at his hotel this evening, how
ever, and couldn't appear. His doctor says
he is suffering from a very bad case of ner
vous prostration, and serious consequences
may follow. He will be obliged to cancel
lecture dates indefinitely.
HARRY HILL'S TRAGIC END.
Tho Noted Boomer Probnbly Fatally In.
jarcd in a Quarrel.
Wichita, Kan., October 11. Harry
Hill, one of the most noted of the original
Oklahoma boomers, and known as "Okla
homa Harry," became engaged in a quarrel
in his office with George Morgan over a
matter of business yesterday, and was struck
on the head with a paper weight. It is
doubtful if the injured man can rocover.
A Shark With a Bad Digestion.
Ban Francisco Evening Post.
Fortunately a great man-eating shark
caught in the bay yesterday came just as the
bathing season is over. It has been sug-
guested that this seal-eating monster was a
side partner to the one killed in Santa Cruz
Bay last summer. This theory is strength
ened by the fact that the full complement of
buttons of a Colonel's full dress coat were
found as ballast in his stomach.
No Such Conditions Here.
In Erie the electric road refused to run
downs certain street on account of having
to cross a number of railroad tracks. As
the Pleasant Valley line will cross tracks on
Sandusky and Anderson streets, Colonel
Stone was asked if it wonld interfere with
the road. He says the crossings will not.
New Tohk, October 1L There was a better
feeling in the drygoods market to-day, thongh
there was no new developments. The condi
tion of supplies and tbe favorable accounts
from the interior give some cause for buoyancy
of tone. Transactions in spring fabrics also con
tinue active. There was a fair business in
bleached cottons, but the demand for prints
was irregular. JDrets goods continue In good
requeet Prices were without change and for
the mot part Arm, print cloths alone tending
downward. The jobbing trade was fair, but
without special incident.
Boston The business in wool continues
moderate, the sales for tbe week amounting to
only 2,150,000 pounds. There were sales of Ohio
and Pennsylvania at S2S3c for X and X and
above, and 3435c for XX and XX and above
Michigan X moves slowly at 30. There Is more
inquiry for combing and delaine selections.
No. 1 combing sold at 3940c for one-quarter
and thrpe-eights blood. Unwashed combin"
Mld at 2729c Ohio tine delaines sold at 34$
35c. Michigan fine delaine brought 3233Uc
Territory wool sells freely at Sty- for inedinm
and 60c for tcourert tine and fine medium.
Hpring Texas wools 6old freely at 1723c Ore
gon wool Is quiet In spring California wool
there have bean s&lcs at 16S10i fjpnrci .!
DO THE HELPS HELP?
Many of the So-Called Commentaries
Servo Only to Mystify.
LESSON LEAVES OP LITTLE YALUE.
The Bible Story 8imple Enough for All to
OLD E0LES BESTTERSED IN BACKED LORE
tWBITTElT OB THS DISPATCH.
It is a question whether the so-called les
son helps with which Sunday schools or
these days are flooded are of any real value
to teacher or pupil. Every church denom
ination issues its lesson leaves, quarterlies,
child's papers, etc, and tbe amount of solid
wheat to be found in these documents is in
very small proportion to the chaff.
Instead of studying his Bible the average
teacher looks ud other men's opinions of the
Bible. It is very doubtful whether the aver
age Sunday school scholar of to-day, with all,
his advantages, is as woll versed in Bible
lore as those of a generation ago.
Some one, after reading the "Pilgrim's
Progress," once remarked that the story of
the pilgrim, as traced by Bunyan from the
City of Destruction to the City of God, was
perfectly plain and simple. He had no
difficulty with Bunyan's part of the busi
ness, but those explanatory notes at the foot
of each page gave him any amount of
trouble to understand.
HOT "WHAT THET CLAIM TO BE.
So it is concerning the old, old story,
fiven with such unexampled simplicity and
irectnessin the New Testament. Multi
tudes of the so-called helps are just the re
verse of what they claim to be. The Bible
story is so simple that he who runs may
read it, and expositors very often envelop
the text with mystery by their philosophiz
ing, when the common-sense reader, by tak
ing the record, could reach the truth at
once. The truth is often obscured by at
tempts to make it more plain. A story is
told of a gentleman once addressing a Sun
day school, who said in his introduction:
"Now, children, I will give you a summary
of the lesson you have just been studying.
The superintendent suggested that some of
the little urchins would not probably know
what he meant by "summary." He added
before proceeding to throw a cloud ot mys
tery on -the lesson. "Children, summary is
synonymous with synopsis." '
A NEW LITE OF CHRIST.
It seems from a recent announcement in
The ;DispaxchJ that a new "Life of
Christ" is on the stocks from the pen ot
Brooklyn's great preacher. There is no
question of the preacher's ability to tell
the story in graphic style. But, after all,
is there any possibility of improving on the
simple, unvarnished; story as given by the
immediate companions of our Lord, and
found in an old book called the Bible. Of
"Lives of Christ" there is no end. The
one furnished by "eye witnesses of His
Majesty" is good enough. It is adapted to
the lowliest as well as the loftiest intellect.
And if 41.A nlnin vt&n.la nr.ll n rvi. in if
laying aside preconceived notions and
prejudices founded on earlv training, they
will find no better "Life of Christ" than
the authoritative one which all churches
accept I, for One, can testify that so-called
helps to the understanding of the Scripture
have often obscured passages instead of
throwing light on them,
DIDN'T THINK HIM OEEAT.
Bev. Dr. Herrick Johnson, one time
pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church of
this city, but now of Chicago, used to tell a
story of one of the great lights of the church
who was noted for his simplicity and homely
English in pulpit ministrations. The great
preacher had among his hearers on a certain
occasion when assisting a brother at com
munion, an elderly lady, who had walked
many miles to hear him preach. Her atten
tion was gained and kept throughout the
hour's discourse, but passing out of tbe
church she said to a friend, "And is that
the great Dr. 1 have heard about
all my life? I could see nothing great in
that sermon, for I understood every word he
There are not a few like the old lady who
think there is something great in a sermon
or speech which has about it an air of mys
tery. There is no plainer book than the
Bible, but multitudes of the commentators
are very abstruse. A teacher or writer is
well up when he learns to call a spade a
spade. A Webster or Gladstone are easily
understood. Only the half educated are
mysterious. J. H. Y.
ARNOLD ON AMERICA.
First Impression of the Author of Tbe
Light of Asia.
"It is wonderful for a British Islander to
discover what a mere step upon your broad
States a thousand miles make," says Sir
Edwin Arnold in Frank Leslie's Illustrated'
News, "and to conclude from what he sees
what must be the life, the enterprise, the
opulence, the energy, the natural and in
dustrial resources, the boundless future
possibilities of the territory he has not seen.
A feeling of gladness and confidence about
the earthly part of man's development be
yond all expression has possessed me in per
ceiving how strong and sound your national
vitality is, how little you are really spoiled
in courtesy of manners, in civic kindliness,
in social grace and in reverence for law by
your large liberties.
"An Englishman no doubt notices here an
absence of deference and formal attention,
but he also notices the presence of a nearly
universal and most manly and frank com
radeship, the blossom, perhaps, of a wider
and healthier air. I am far irom saying
this to flatter America. The impertinence
ol such an intention would be rebuked by
its absurdity. Your nation of 60.000,000
stands well beyond the reach of compli
ments. History rather waits to see if von
will deserve the gifts and opportunities
which destiny has brought you 'in both hex
"I should not be an Englishman, how
ever, ii I did not grumble, and you must
allow me to denounce and execrate the cob
blestones of your New York streets, that
rob the Briton of sleep by night and rack
his bones by day; the snake-fences, which
waste alike land and lumber, and torture
the eye of an artist; the lack of official lug
gage porters at your railway stations, and
those monstrous, ugly, unpainted, telegraph
poles, with which you mar the vistas of
your finest streets. But your public build
ings often astonish and enchant me; your
colleges, libraries, museums and observa
tories leave positively no excuse to Ameri
can youth. They must henceforth create
and not import poets, authors, artists, sculp
tors' scientific geniuses and astronomers.
You really owe us, with all your glorious
chances, a galaxy of great names."
A CLEAN-CUT JOEY BILL.
Twelve Good Men and Trna Want $72 for
Baths and Sbnvcs.
SU Paul Globe.:
That the Blatz Jury was composed of
12 very good-looking gentlemen every
body knows. That they" were from aristo
cratic circles was evidenced by a bill
presented to th'e County Commissioners
yesterday. The bill was from Deebach
Bros., the Eyan Hotel tonsorial artists, and
called for $72. Of this amount J37 for
Turkish baths and $35 for hair cutting,
shaving and shampooning. The county
dads adjusted their glasses, scrutinized the
bill, figured out that $35 was sufficient Jto
pay for just 233 Bhaves and disallowed,
CDABA BELLE iS52!2a22PE
.Jjvcuo: m$ peerless ote water cathitr
A BIG ADIRONDACK PARK.
Officials Who Don't Believe In Kulnlnaf the
Beport of If err York state Fish Commission.
A large part of the Adirondack forest is
already lost to the people forever. Enough
remains, however, if legislation is obtained
at once, to leave a heritage of inestimable
value to those who come after us. The Adi
rondacks should be preserved for the people
of the State, and their right to this great
public park should be kept inviolate.
By the report ot the Forest Commission it
is seen that there are several large tracts
now owned by the State which by the pur
chase of intervening tracts would form an
area of sufficient size to serve as a nucleus
for a great publio park. This could be
E laced under the care of wardens appointed
y the Forest Commission, if desired, and
stringent laws should be enacted by the
legislature for its preservation. A com
paratively small sum of money would ac
quire title to connecting tracts, and if tbe
experiment proved a success other tracts
could easily be added'from year to year.
We believe no investment made by the
State could produce greater and better re
sults. This park would prove a grand sanitarium
and preserve even in its present condition.
Its forests, lakes and streams could be made
a source of amusement and health to gen
erations vet unborn. There is nothing like
it this side of the Mississippi, and that it
should be devastated and destroyed, like
the section along the Cbateaugay Railroad
or the Sacandaga country, is a shame and,
The commission would recommend the
enactment by the next Legislature of some
legislation providing for the establishment
of a public park in the Adirondack. This
is absolutely necessary, else in a few years,
within tbe lives of the majority of us, the
grand Adirondack wilderness outside of the
preserves of sporting clubs will be a region
of blackened stumps and dried-up water
ALL MIXED IN HIS MENU.
A Hallway Superintendent Who AtethoFUn
Sauce for Sonp.
John D. Besler is the General Superin
tendent of the Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy Bailroad. He is a plain German,
whom the boys sometimes irreverently call
"Wooden Shoes," but he is a pretty good
man to have around a railroad, all the
same, because he can run an engine, "fire,"
throw a switch, or "brake," as he did dur
ing tbe famous Burlington strike. He is a
hard worker and does not lice ceremonvbut
he has to submit to a little of the latter
when he makes trips over the road once' in
a while in GeneralIanager Stone's special
car, along with the other officers. On one
occasion he was on this sort of a trip with
Messrs. Stone, Bipley, Howland and Mor
ton, and the whole party sat down to dinner
in tne car. JTisn was served to an except
Besler, who appeared to be getting away
with a big bowl of soup. Mr. Stone called
his colored man and said:
"John, how is it that Mr. Besler gets soup
and we do not?"
"John shifted uneasily from one foot to
the other, and hesitated."
"What is the matter?" demanded Mr.
Stone, rather sharply.
John saw no help for it, and stammered
out: "Mistah Beslari am eatin' de egg sauce
fo' de fish. Dat ain't soup."
The laugh was on Besler.but it did look
THOUSANDS OP EQUINE BEAUTIES.
The State Stud of Hungary, With Its Horace
The Hungarian State keeps altogether
four studs, says the London Standard, viz.,
Mezohegyes, with 1,646 horses of various
breeds; Baboina, with 539 horses, and
Fogaras, with 421, both for Arabian horses;
finally Kisber, with 609 horses, principally
for the importation and breed of British
horses, racers as well as half-breds. The
State keeps other depots of stallions at dif
ferent places, having altogether 2,300 there
in 1887, the latest year for which a return
has been prepared.
The review at Kisber lasted over two
hours. The Emperor was seated on the
covered tribune of the open riding school,
and all the generals and other staff officers,
as well as the military attaches, were al
lowed to go where they liked, in order to
have the closest inspection ot the splendid
horses and the whole establishment. His
Majesty and the visitors afterward made a
round of the stable3, pasture places and the
rest of the breeding establishment. For
each couple of mares there is an inclosureof
nearly two acres of pasture land, with a
stable divided into two parts in the center of
it. The mares have their colts and fillies
until the latter are taken away to put on a
puszta and handed over to the picturesque
Esikos for supervision while grazing on the
FRENCH COOKING K
careful preparation of food is discussed by
Adrien Tenu, a famous chef, in to-morroio's
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LATE BEWSffl BRIEF.
President Sloss. of the Alaska Commercial
Company, proposes to make a vigorous war on
the seal pirates.
State Treasurer Hemingway, of Mississippi,
Is president of a stock company formed to buy
the 6V00U acres of land owned- by Jefferson
Davis on the White river, in Arkansas- It la
valued at JIOO.COO, and the company expects to
sell enough stock at $10 a share to soon buy it.
A vein was struck yesterday by a party
of men who were sinking a shaft for natural
gas near Pueblo, CoL A terrific explosion fol
lowed shortly afterward, tbe gas beln.r Ignited
from a lamp at the mouth of the well. One
man was cremated, and two other men and one
woman were badly burned.
At least 00,000 pounds of tobacco in Ken
tucky has been entirely destroyed by the frosts
of the last three nights. About one-half of the
crop had been boused and cared, but tbe rest
baa been cut late and placed lu open sheds
and frames In the fields, and was not suf&cient
Ip cured to withstand the frosts.
r-A New York evening paper says that Tam
many Hall offered to make ex-President Gro
ver Cleveland Its candidate for Congress In the
Ninth district, to succeed the late B. a. Cox,
but that Mr. Cleveland declined tbe honor.
The same paper says that Amos J. Cummlnss
Is now slated for the position.
The Inman lirie steamer. Citv of New York.
which ran aground in the mud off Gedney's
Channel Wednesday, was relieved of the weight
of her cargo vesterd
two Uzbter vessels, it
being impossible to I
mil her out of the mud.
It Is expected she will
I get off to-morrow. It is
f earea the vessel la seriously damaged.
Delegates to tbe International Marine Con
ference, which meets In Washlnzton next
Wednesday, are beginning to arrive in that
city. It Is expected Secretary Blaine win re
ceive the delegates at the State Department
prior to the formal opening. Tbe conference
expires by limitation January 31, and will
probably sit out Its full term.
A dispatch from Helena, Mont, says:
The vote of Jefferson county was canvassed
yesterday, the result being that the Democrats
lose a State Senator. This leaves the Upper
House of the Legislature a tie, but tbe Demo
crats will have a majority of seven on joint bal
lot. Tbe canvass of the vote in all counties
will not be completed before to-morrow, if
Secretary Blaine yesterday heard the com
plaint of Benciall. the Morocco merchant, who
claims he paid "William Balrd Lewis, United
States Consul at Tangiers, $435 for protection
while doing business in an Interior town of
Morocco. After the hearing the Secretary
ordered Lewis to appear at the State Depart-
mem uu puuu nis connection witn ue
An order from the British War Office to
the commanders of the militarj districts In
Canada asking them to take immediate steps
to ascertain tbe facilities for the transportation
of troops from one part of the country to an
other has caused considerable excitement
among Canadians. The order Is without prece
dent, and the officials are at a loss to know
what it means.
Some time since Murat Halstead, in the
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, charged that
James Campbell, Democratic candidate for
Governor, was corruptly interested lu a ballot
box contract, and published documents show
ing that state of affairs, purporting to have
been signed by Mr. Campbell- These papers
have been proven to be forgeries, and Mr.
Halstead has made a retraction.
William Moore, a negro train hand, on
the Savannah. Florida and Western Bailroad,
was taken from the train at Jeaup, Ga., by a
posse of citizensyesterdayand lynched. While
passing that place Wednesday he had soma
words with a citizen, and as the train pulled out.
no tnrew a stone wnicn Btrucc a oystander. A,
posse waited for his arrival yesterday, and,
taking him off the train, made short work of
Advices from Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico,
say that the report sent out September 30, that
J. K. Tallier, the leader of the gang who
robbed a train on tbe Sonora Bailroad a year
ago, had been shot by the authorities. Is not
true. A few minutes before the time set for
his execution a message was received from the
authorities at the City of Mexico ordering a
suspension of tbe execution and Tallier still
lives. Hehadmadaa desperate effort at sui
cide by strangling, and the day ot his execution
could not stand on his feet.
The Republican City Convention of Balti
more yesterday made nominations for elty
offices and members of the Legislature. The
ticket selected is made up of Republicans and
Independent Democrats. It Is a follows: For
Mayor, Major Alex. O. Bhaw, Republican;
Chief Judge. Robert H. Smith. Rebnbllcan:
Surveyor, Gilbert H. Bryson, Republican p
oiieiui, Aauaiu Aicvorsrr, xnaepenaent demo
crat: Clerk -of tbe Superior Courts, Thomas
McCready Slater, Democrat. Tbe legislative
portion of tbe ticket is also divided between
Republicans and Independent Democrats.
Tbe Bassnae Smasher Barem Oat Glory.
From the St. James Gazette.1
We could pardon the Americans for all
their undesirable importations into this
country the newspapers without news, the
actors who can't act, the circus riders who
don't know how to ride, the preaching pugil
ists and pugilistic preachers if only they
would acclimatize over here their ethereal
mode of dealing with the baggage nuisance.
Salvation Oil is guaranteed to effect a
cure in. all rheumatic and. neuralgic affec
tions. Price 25 cents.
Those who desire a pure article of rye
whisky at a reasonable price will find it at
the wholesale establishment of T. D. Casey
& Co., 971 Liberty St., where all the best
brands of old Monongahela will b discov
ered in stock.
Fob all the latest styles in ladies' long
and short wraps, jackets, etc., for fall and
winter wear, visit our cloak room.
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.vuuuui juuLaiujuuu DISPATCH
cusses the marriage question.
The Great Raiser
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X they say "s
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Alter receiving two months' treatment froa
tne'physiclans at the Polypathia MedieaJ IbsH
tnte, lie cave tbe following interertteg Motory,
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my body. My bands and feet woaJd ones get
cold, and sharp cramps would oftea seize me.
My nearc woma at times palpitate as n ttwesta
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come overate. I was always tired es getting
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tended to ray lanes, causing raneb pais and
tightness in my chest. In vain I tried to find
Some doctor who could care me, but cooM only
get s little relief, and so I suffered on In this
way for ten years. I finally read in tbe papers
of wonderful cores beiDg made by tbe pay.
slciaMof tbe Polypathia Institate, asd as I
read that they made a specialty ot say disease.
1 began treatment, and I am glad to state thai
I nave been cured."
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