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Mr. Joseph Baseom
ttood in the kitchen
door and looked
about him with
much disgust "Ironing, tool I thought
it was regularly understood, Maria,
that you were a boarder herel"
"Well. I am. brother." Miss Maria re-
jolned.in all Rood faith. "I pay my $0 every 1
Saturday night ot my we."
"Yes; I guess that's about what there is
of it." Mr. Baseom hid a smile in his hand
kerchief. "Don't these Conways ever do
any work, Maria? I suppose you took a
hand in the washing, Monday, didn't you?"
To his astonishment his sister began a
"It was the first time, Joseph; upon my
word. Of course I've hung them out, ye
know mild weather, an' like that; just to
get th' tMwrs out o th way. But, this
week Miss Conway had company comin'
an'I'djustaslieve. There really weren't
no reason "
"Maria Baseom ain't overly smart," the
neighbors used to say, in cruel, country
bluntness; but that any human being could
impose upon such docile tgrt and child
like innocence, had never entered her
brother's brain to believe.
He stood staring at her in grieved sur
prise for a moment, and then, with the air
of a man used to his own way and to much
management, announced his decision:
"I'll tell you this, Maria: Xou go upstairs
and pack your trunk, and to-night we go
back to New York together. I guess our
house is big enough to hold my sister, and
you won't have to do any washing there.
Goon!" He waved her to the door. "I'll
ettle with the Conways. and they'll learn a
litt e wisdom before they're many days
older, I reckon."
Poor Miss Maria, used always to obe
dience to some stronger will, scarcely knew
how it came about this sudden transplant
ing from her old home, and its dear associa
tions, to Joseph's awe-inspiring city house.
Be Stood Staring at Ber in Grieved Surprise.
Probably Mrs. Baseom, who was somewhat
her husband's superior, and the Misses
Baseom. who went a little farther up the
social ladder, did not welcome this addition
to the family with a great enthusiasm,
But, being the best-hearted folks
in the world, they made Aunt Maria as
comfortable as possible; gave her a pretty
room, and, perhaps as busy people, and
only human, too did not very much regret
that she stayed a good deal in the room they
Indeed, the newcomer found herself sadly
at a loss in an establishment where every
thinr, went by clockwork, where her own
service was in no way needed, and where
there were no children the little Conways
, had been many. She was most at ease with
th servants, and soon made great friends
wi'h Molly, the second girl, who was from
wlat Miss Maria called "over our way,"
and whose Yankee acuteness had not been
long in gauging the little old woman's ca
"Th' (oiks upstairs," she said to the cook,
"act like they thought their aunt was same
as them. "What sue wants is to be treated
childish; and it only fiustrates 'er, their
xnakin' out she's grown-up as anybody.
'Tain't right; they ought to understand,"
The cook assented to this.
"What d'ye s'pose she's frettin' about
now?" Molly queried, flourishing a dish
cloth. "She savs t' me this mornin'
Why,' says she, 'here 'tis th' middle o' No- J
vember, an .Lain t heard a word o unris
mnss vet! Don't they make mnch o Chris'
muss in New York, Molly?' "
"What did ye tell 'er?" asked the cook.
"O, I set, th' Bascoms wa'n't in th way
o' doin' much; jns' plum puddin' fer dinner
an' a turkey, an' a couple o' dollars apiece
t you an' me, 'n' th' rest They don'tmake
no presents, sez I; an' she looked all took
bjek. I declare I was sorry fcr th' ole lady.
Says she: 'Why, f th' Conways there was
always a great time; all them children a
talkin' abont Senty Claus, an' hangin' up
their stockin's. We all hung up our stock
ing t' th' Conways,' sez she, 'it was reel
pleasant, too. Things seem diffrunt some
way, that come out o' a stockin' o' course'
sin then she drawed 'erself up, and tried to
look very dignified. 'Of course, sez she, 'all
scc'i talk cz Senty Claus is foolish,
au' I don't know ez children ought
t' be encouraged in it; but it
sonnus kind o good, too, t' have 'em goin'
pn about th' reindeers. I like t hear it' "
"Poor ole soul! " mused the cook. "I got
a soft spot in my heart for Misa Maria since
she made that mustard plaster tor me, as if
I was'her own flesh n blood. She's worth
all the rest of 'em put together."
"O course she is." Molly thonght there
were no two opinions as to that "Do ye
mind how she dusted th' parlors, that time
I had the run around? I say, she'd ought
to have a Chris'mus ef she wants one; an'
it's my opinion Senty Claus is ez much t'
her ez ever he was t' them Conway chil
dren." . But Miss Maria came up from breakfast,
a few mornings later, with a very troubled
face, she found the chambermaid making
Ber bed, and, sitting down by the open fire,
began doleiully enough:
"Why, Molly," and there wwa suspicion
of tears in her voice; "do ye know Joseph's
folks ain't plottin' t' do a single thidg fer
Chris'muss not a thingl "Why, I tell 'em,
t th Conways, we uset t' give half our
winter clo'es, that way; tippets, an' rubbers,
an' alL Last year him' n' me put together
'n' got her a blanket shawl a reel nice one.
O course" with a foolish smile "that
couldn't go in no stocking 't ever was made;
we jus' put it on th' hearth, underneath.
We often put things on th' hearth. It
seemed just as nice."
"An what'd they say to that, Miss
Maria?" asked Molly, in a fashion-she had
, J of recalling the simple soul from her long,
.? rambling reminiscences.
"U. the girls they didn't sav nothin'. nor
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A ret Cell. Joseph he jiV laughed, sad sez
he: We gol all out o th' way o aakin
presents 't this house; there don't seem no
cause ler it,' sex he. 'Wife, V th' girls,
an' you all has your allowances, an' can bay
jus' wot ye want, ex ye want it. I doc t
b'lieve in a man keepln' all his money t'
himself, V makln' a great show in th
fam'lv at Chris'mus time,' sez he. It sounds
kind b reasonable, too, don't it?"
She looked over wistlully at Molly shak
ing no the pillows.
"I don' know." The second girl thought
for a minute, "ev'ry body has a chance t'
be his own Senty "Clans, then, ef they all
git their due, I suppose he means. Yes,
that does sound good. Efwewas meant t'
be independent o' each other, that is."
Miss Maria heard only part of this speech,
and that part haunted her long after she
was left alone.
, Everybody his own Santa Claus, Molly
had said. It would not ont ber mind.
Born of the despair which had seized upon
her weak spirit when she found they were
Molly Bad a Zona. Flump Stocking ifl Ber
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to know, here, no Christmas, and no good
fairy a despair which in turn was part of
the great wave of homesickness sweeping up
to her heart she began o build up a crazy
plan, and formed it on the servant's care
"What did you buy, Aunt Maria?" asked
Sarah, the pretty daughter, with an attempt
at small talk, one afternoon when the two
older women had paused in the parlor to
rest before going upstairs with their wraps:
"Your lap is piled with bundles; are you
going to have a new dress?
Miss Maria looked disconcerted.
"Mebbe," she replied briefly, gathering
herparcels together, "I got some stun col
ored cashmere, 'n' n some little things."
She rose to her feet, hugging up her load.
One twist of paper fell to the ground. Mary,
the plain daughter with the nice eyes, ran to
pick it up.
"It feels like gloves," she said, for want
of a happier thought, handing it to her
Miss Maria seized the parcel almost rude
ly. "I don't remember;" color rose to her
cheeks; her eyes fell. "I got a lot o" little
things. Mebbe I didn't buy no gloves. I
I ain't sure!"
The door closed upon her suddenly, in
what seemed verv like cuiltv flight
"Why, motherl" cried "all three girls
together. "What has gone wrong? Aunt
Maria is always as voluble as a child over
every paDer of pins!"
"I do believe," added Bella, "that 'coin
down street, and doin' a little tradin', is all
that reconciles her to New York."
Meanwhile, upstairs, Miss Maria was hur
riedly thrusting her purchases into a deep
drawer she had emptied for the purpose.
"I don't believe," she thought, with a
prick from her tender conscience, "I don't
believe I remember ef I bought them
gloves or not They was other things I was
lookin' at, too I ain't sure." She paused
a moment to consider something else.
"Anyway," her face cleared and beamed,
"I don't skursely know how that aprun
looked. I think 'twas crossbar, but I
wonldn't be sure fer nothin. An' them
mufflers;. Celia, she chose fer me, an' I
didn't look t' see ef she got th' red one or
that dark blue. I hope" she gazed down
into the drawer "I hope 'twas the red one,
bnt I won't know till Chris'muss."
Day after day, Miss Maria added to the
contents of the drawer. "Whether or no,"
as she phrased it, she meant to give some
little present to each member of the family,
from Joseph down to the errand boy. But,
with these weightier matters, her own
preparations went on. "The girls" could
not understand why their aunt wore those
shabby shoes, when Sarah had helped her
buy a new pair, or why she made such a
mystery of even a couple of hat pins which
their mother carelessly bestowed upon her
one day, and which- disappeared and were
no more seen, though her bonnet hung awry
upon the good gray head as usual.
Poor Miss Maria! She found it hard
work, but she never relaxed her ardor, now
that this idea was hers. Her winter plen
ishing was bought in an off-hand, careless
fashion which puzzled Mrs. Joseph, used
already to the country woman's love of de
tail and a trifling excitement
So Christmas eve came 'round.
After the 6 o'clock dinners, through whose
courses she hurried her way, Miss Maria
shut herself in her own room, and began at
once her work for the night Her withered
cheeks were a dnll red with excitement; her
faded eyes glowed like youth again. All
the family presents had to be resorted and
tied up, with lavish expecliture, of paper
and twine. "It's such lun openin' em!" she
Then came the only private pleasure.
Back and forth tripped Miss Maria, back
and forth between bureau and chimney,
till the long, dangling, gray stocking was
stuffed rigid, and the floor beneath piled up
with packages. It was only 8 o'clock, but
she was used to early hours. "I'll be up
belore th' light," she thought, with her sim
plest look, so she went to bed straightway
and very soon to sleep.
Now it hapyened that the Conways had
not only been -generously remembered by
their late boarder at this holiday time, but,
strange to say, they had (remembered her.
Everyone, from "him" down to next to
the baby, had helped fill a good-sized box,
with which the expressman came banging
on the door about 9 o'clock. The Bas
coms were genuinely pleased and a little
ashamed when they took in this token of
good will. Bella said, after a little talk:
"Can't I run up to Aunt Maria's room
with it right away? She'll be as happy as
a child, and it seemB too good to keep till
The rest approved, and Bella tugged
bravely at her load to the door, where only
a glimmer of firelight met her eyes as she
groped her way in. Aunt Maria was uncon
scious of her knock and of her entrance.
But some one on the hearthrug started
guiltilv, and turned to meet the young girl's
face with a verv shamefaced air.
"Molly!" cried. Miss Bella.
Molly had a long, plump stocking in her
hand. Mistress and maid stood together be
fore eaoh other.
The maid was first to speak.
"Seel" she said, huskily. "What that
poor soul's done fer 'erself, an' gone t' sleep,
like th' baby she is. Been her own Senty
Claus, she has, an' me 'n' cook makin' up
this" (shading the strange thing she held,
with a superior smile), "so us she shouldn't
quite miss a Christmasl"
The ready tears sprang to her mistress'
"O, I never dreamed it was like that to
herl" she gasped. "You make me so, so
ashamed, Moliyl "We must do something,
She bustled about the room, depositing
the Conway box at one side ol the grate, and
helping Molly suspend her own tribute.
"This shall be the sweetest surprise the
dar thing ever knew," whispered Miss
Bella, with a catch in her whiper. SI hope
it isa't too late to make her very "happy
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sight, a little later, of the youngest Miss Bas
eom, in furs and dainty toque, equipped fora
walk. Not less astonished when, as in re
sponse to their inquiries, she burst into tears,
and, turning to her mother, caught her
around the waist tn a gale of kisses.
"Suppose it had been yout" she said,
"stranded among a set of heathen, who never
expected you to do anything but lite upon
pictures and drink, you darling!"
"Bella, are you daft?" asked Sarah, In
some scorn. ...
"No, but Aunt Maria is, and we didn't
care, and 'let her fill her own Christmas
They were sympathctto enough now, and
Bella told the whole story. Everybody
offered, in much good-humored contrrtion,to
accompany this last Santa Clans on "her
tour, till Mrs. Baseom settled the matter, in
ier comfortable way, by announcing:
"We'll all go out and make an occasion
of it, and perhaps papa '11 take us into
Caramel's for soda water."
Of course Mr. Joseph did.
It was the gayest time imaginable, run
ning along over the cold, brilliantly lighted
pavements, jostling busy people, heavily
laden, in and of the Christmas spirits.
They spread out their buying over as
much space as the late hour would allow,
for the very joy of it They tried to remem
ber every fancy Miss Martha had expressed'
and to anticipate every want The girls
giggled, and so did their mother. Mr.
Joseph was preternatural ly solemn as a
man is wont to do in a new position.
When they at last turned homeward
Sarah called, from behind their two parents:
"Doesn't candy come in Christmas stock
ings? I've a faint memory of it and surely
these things should be sweetened, father!"
"O, let's do the whole thing!" cried
the good man desperately, and ran into
As they waited by the gayly trimmed win
"I wonder," Mary reflected she wrote
poetry sometimes, and had been in print
"if it's because it is such a sweet, whole
some thing to become as Jittle children that
the world clings so to Christmas Day ? Per
haps that is one sight of the kingdom of
heaven into which we cannot enter unless
we are like to them."
"If 'the kingdom of heaven is within,"
quoted Bella, softly, "perhaps it is."
Before the Baseom household rested that
night, two pendent stockings flanked Miss
Maria's own, at the mantelpiece, upon the
right and upon the left, and with a remem
brance of Miss Conway's blanket shawl last
year, a little trail of bundles began at the
hearthrug and drifted far out into the room.
So, in the dim light of the fire, they hung
before those closed eyes, and waited for the
And thus it was that, because she was not
discouraged, but kept up a good heart,
Santa Claus came to Miss Maria. Drake'
Oar Third Holiday Bow.
It is with pleasure we make this our third
holiday bow. It will be hard for our friends
that have not as yet called on us to believe
that in such a short space or time we have
gathered together so many beautiful goods.
Our store is really a bazaar, and gathers
within its doors an assortment so diverse
that it is within itself an exposition of beau
tiful goods. Our collection contains very
many goods not classed with jewelry, but
that are gems in their line, such as rare
Italian marble statuary, dainty French
mirrors in onyx and (fold, French furniture
that is a marvel in finish and grace, natural
gas cut glass that is acknowledged to be the
purest and best crystal made in the world,
brass and onyx cabinets, dainty china in
royal Worcester, Doulton, etc, sterling
silverware, from the extravagant tea service
lor the millionaire to the silver thimble for
your poor relation. Our special watches,
diamonds, etc. All these goods have called
forth expressions of astonishment and won
der, and your Christmas buying cannot be
complete till you have paid us a visit You
are always welcome at Hardy & Hayes',
Jewelers, Silversmiths and Art Dealers, 529
Smithfield street; new building.
Square Pianos, T$i oct, ?80, $100, 5125.
Upright Pianos, 7J-J oct, $160, ?175, $225,
Parlor Organs, 5 oct, 520, 530, $14, 560,
Parlor Organs, 6 oct, 55, 5T0, 590, 5110,
This list includes such pianos as Weber,
Ahlstrom, Haines Bros., Mason & Hamlin,
Bush & Girts, Wing & Son, Jewett; Schultz
& Co., and Mason & Hamlin, Taber, Water
loo, Keystone and new Paris Organs. Plesse
call and get first choice, as these goods must
be sold regardless of price and on terms to
suit Store open-nights until 9 o'clock.
Echols, MoMdeeat & Co.,
123 Sandusky street,
Allegheny City, Pa.
An Elegant and Useful Christmas Present,
Is Will Xj. Thompson's collection of popu
lar American copyright music A mam
moth collection, consisting of popular songs;
songs with chorus, concert quartets, popu
lar sacred songs, sacred quartets, comic
songs, piano solos and music for parlor or
gan. The selections include none but the
most valuable and most popular American
copyright music The book is very large,
handsomely bound in heavy cloth, 384
pages, full sheet music size Price, 55.
Prom now until Christmas, will send it, ex
press prepaid, to any part of TJ. S. or Canada,
upon receipt of 53. (The music, when
bonght in sheet form, cpsts 541.) Address
Wii.ii I. Thompson & Co.,
tts East Liverpool, O.
You will find this fully verified at Hamil
ton's Music Store, 91 and 93 Fifth avenue,
where the largest and best selected stock of
all grades and classes of goods are sold and
have been with an unbroken success for SO
years. It is remarkable "the success of this
house, and yet .not so much so when you con
sider that they have pursued the line laid
down at the beginning and handled goods"
that are acknowledged by the trade and pro
fession as first-class and beyond reproach of
any kind. "Merit wins," and so Hamilton's
trade has gradually crept up till it's away in
advance of all others. Go there if yon wish
anything in the musical line. You will get
it of the best quality, and at the lo crest price
it can be sold. Open every night till 9
ing, and satin
broidered. snspenders already em
Bogos & Bum,,
S2 00. .- 92 OO. S3 00.
The sales are increasing daily in our gents'
52 morocco, patent-leather, trimmed chamois
lined slippers. They make very acceptable
Xmas presents. Cain Ss Vebneb,
Fifth ave. and Market st
And candelahras; over COO patterns in china,
cut glass, etc; the prettiest decorations for
the house or table. Beizenstein,
182, 154, 156 Federal st, Allegheny.
S3 OO. 83 00. S3 09.
Cold weather shoes for tender feet Ask
for the "California'; shoe at 53 00.
Cain &rVEENEB,Fifth1Bve. & Market st
Nobby walking sticks for holiday pres
ents. James H. Aiken & Co.. 100 Fifth aye.
Made comfortable "by wearing our feet slip
persfor young and old at low prices.
Cain 2s Vebneb, Fifth and Market st
Do not buy your holiday presents until
Mrs liana An tli YtartTflinC fit TTVvvtlftl
Toy Btore, 123 Federal tt,, Allegheny,
BUpvtrt, PMer, Sct.
FmSbm at Cain &Vra'(, Jift i
THE QUESTION MILL
Some of the Answers Given at a
Presbyleriaa Ministers' Mleting.
SOME ADVANCED IDEAS ON BAPTISM
Work of taa loans People's Society of
KfiWS NOTES FOE CHRISTIAN WORKERS
At the "Quiz" meelinj: of the Presby
terian ministers on Monday, the question
given to Bev. J. B. Sutherland to answer,
had reference to the baptism or the children
of those who are not members of any evan
gelical church. He thought it most surely
should be done, as by the fact of their hav
ing been baptized themselves, they were
thereby made members of the church, ac
cording to the rules laid down in the Con
fession of Faith. In some of his Ideas he
showed that he is in advance of the views
entertained by others on this subject Bev.
John Fox was unable to be present, but
sent in writing what his ideas are in refer
ence to those who are not Christians leading
the publlo praise. He takes the ground that
it is contrary to the nnrpose of praise for those
not In sympathy, therewith to lead. It should
not be simply for gain. To engage those who
are not believers he thought to be really per
nicious. Bev. J. F. Patterson thinks that the Young
People's Society of Christian Endeavor, when
wisely presided over by the pastor, surpasses
anything he hzs tried in bringing young people
to realtie their responsibilities. The pledge
exacted by the rales of the society he considers
to be one of Its best features. It is really the
heart of the Christian Endeavor. It teaches
self-denial; does not make a church within a
church, rather makes the young people more
loyal to the church. It teaches them to take
tbelr part In the other meetings of the church.
If they do not take part now they will not at
40 years of age.
Her. J. P. K. Kumler, D. D., thought the
boards of the church covered all tbe ground
necessary; therefore other objects should sel
dom, if ever, be presented from the pulpits, as
every outside appeal helps to dry up tbe spring.
How wonld it appear if every soldier should
run his own war. By the way some do in refer
ence to tbelr beneficencles, it is no wonder tbey
are called God's silly people. The men at the
bead of oar boards are better able to judge
than we are.
Bev. 8. H. Moore, said in reference to the
duties of trustees that they are determined by
the charier of tbe State, but by common con
sent tbey are often allowed to manage all the
money matters of a church. They have, how
ever, no right whatever to transfer property,
to arrange for tbe pastor's residence, or to
make a new contract with the pastor. Tbey
have no right even to raise a pastor's salary,
and if tney should propose so to do. he would
hasten to bring the matter before the congre
gation, so that it might not be said afterward
that it had not been "done decently and in
What matter friend, though you and I
May sow, and others gatuerr
AVebnild and others occupy
Kich laboring for the other?
"What though we toll from son to son
And men forget to flatter
Tbe noblest work onr bands havo done
If God approves, what matter;
Char eh Note.
BlaibsTCllb Presbytery will meet at Brad
dock on the 17th Inst
Thebe are 9,000 Methodists in the Southern
The Bev. J. Ambrose "Wright, D. 0., known
as "Ambrose," died last week.
Bev. B. A. Watson declines the call of the
Hubbard Presbyterian Church.
The Disciple Church at Braddock has been
sold to the Hungarians for 8,000.
The Baptists of Ohio are trying to raise
$200,000 to endow Denlson Collece,
To-hobbow is to be observed as "Book Con
cern" day in the Methodist churches.
Fiest TJ. P. Chttbch, Mercer, Pa., has called
Bev. S. W. Gllkey to be their pastor.
Emory M. E. Sunday school wilf refurnish
their rooms at an expense of abont 600.
On Sunday last S3 nersons were received as
'members into the Bethel Church, Allegheny.
MnxTOWN peop le are anxious that a Pres
byterian church shall be organized for them.
The Baptist Association held a two days'
meeting at Hall's Institute, Sharon, this week.
Allegheny Presbytery meets on Tuesday
next at 9 A. v. at the McClure Avenne Church.
Rev. David Hall, D.D., has resigned as
pastor of the Presbyterian Chnrcb, Indiana,
Thebe are 15,000 Band of Hope temperance
societies, with over 1,-800,000 abstaining mem
bers. The Presbyterian Church of DuBois has re
cently paid oft its debt and enlarged the par
sonage. EVANQELIST Chess Bmcn is holding meet
ings in Sharon, Pa., wbich are being largely
Rev. H. R. McClelxans, of Sparta, 111.,
was received into the Pittsburg Presbytery on
Tuesday. r ,
Bev. T. A. Shaw has accepted the call of
tbe newly organized TJ. P. Church at "West
Rev. G. S. Holxes delivered a lecture on
"A Trip to the Redwoods" at Beaver College
The Presbyterian Union will hold its first
banquet on the 19th inst, in the First Presby
Rev. H. O. Rosbobouqh will be installed
as pastor of the Montonr Presbyterian Chnrcb
on the 17th inst.
The Church of tho Uood Shepherd, Jtfazel
wood, has purchased a lot on which a stone
church will be erected.
The African M. E. Church will establish a
home for Its aged ministers. It will be located
in or near Philadelphia. ,
Me. Alexanseb Montgoheby glres $230,
000 to the San Francisco Theological Seminary
on condition that $50,000 more bo raised.
Rev. Colbert H. Des Islets, of Belvidere,
Neb., was received as a member of tbe Presby
tery ot Pittsburg, at its meeting on Tuesday.
THE Anglican Episcopal Church has recently
celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of tbe con
secration of its first bishop in Upper Canada.
Bishop Paine, D. D., LL. D., delivered a
lecture on "The Negro Question" at the Wylie
Avenue A. M. E. Churoh on Wednesday even
nine. THE cabinet organ in tbe Second TJ. P.
Chnrcb, Allegheny, is to be retired from active
service aud a pipe organ used to celebrate God's
THE Rev. George Hodges has added to his
other multifarious duties that of Associate
Editor ot tbe Arherican Church Sunday School
Elmek street Presbyterian Church gave a
warm welcome to their new pastor, Rev. 8. R.
Gordon, last evening, ilay they always feel as
kindly to him!
Explanation of Sunday school lesson for
to-morrow by Rev. WV J.JSeld. D. D at noon
to-day in the Y. M. C. A. rooms. Teachers, do
not forget this.
The Presbyterian Church at Wheelock,
Choctaw Nation, which was begun in 1816, bnt
was partially destroyed by fire, has recently
The First Unitarian Society will bold their
services in the hall of the Mellon building,
Bmlthfleld street, opposite City Hall, till able
to erect a church.
Ik St. James Hall, London, 78 missionaries
recently met preparatory to tbelr going Into all
tbe world, under .the auspices of tbe Church
During the past seven months missionaries
of the Presby teriau churches have organized
L100 Sabbath schools, with over 4,000 teachers
and 83,000 scholars.
The First Congregational Church, comer
Franklin and Juniata streets, Allegheny, will
bold their annual Now England dinner on
TDnrsuay erenmg next.
The Rev. John 3. Fomeroy, who had been
pastor of the Chambersburg Presbyterian
Church, died on Sunday,. Mrs. B. D. Herron,
of Pittsburg, is his sister.
Rev. A. C, Good, who has been a missionary
in Africa for seven years, gave an account of
bis work there at tbe Bellevue Presbyterian
Church on Sunday morning.
. Rv. J. M. Buckley, D. D., editor of the
New York ChrtittaH Afcocate, was fa the eky
tfcja week. He was oa his way to WaskiafrteB,
-Ja., where he dIlTed a Iettt. .?.
DECEMBER i, 1889.
delivered a lectare oa Tharnlay evening at the
Western Theological Seminary on the "Motive
and Methods of a Successful Ministry."
ON Sunday morning Messrs. SMcKnIcht,
James Richey, Jr., J. C. Park, J. M, McElvaney
and J. Douglass were set apart as ruling elders
in the Second U. P. Church, Allegheny.
The Ladles' Society oMaeWest EndM. E.
Church at their meeting on Tuesday evening
elected officers for the ensuing year, and de
cided to have a bazaar and dinner New Year's.
The Pittsburg Presbytery held its regular
meeting In the Southside church on Tuesday.
A very warm discussion fjook place on the
mooted subject of renving the confession of
The Wllklnsbnrg U. P. Church at tbelr an
nual meeting Tbanksglvlng evening voted to
Increase tbe salary of their pastor. Rev. M. M.
Patterson, wbich vote he gracefully acqui
IT is expected that Judge Ewlng will confirm
the sale of the M. E. Church property at Brad
dock to-day. This will be a relief to the mem
bers ot this church, enabling them to go on
work with tbelr new edifice.
The anniversary of the Pittsburg Association
for tbe Improvement of tbe Poor was held in
St. Peter's Church on Snnday evening Tbe
report showed that $22,029 40 had been contrib
uted to the needy during the past year.
Ret. Johij; Fox, of Allegheny, has the sym
pathy of many friends on account of the sud
den departure from 'his life of his father, who
died while enjoying an entertainment in the
Brainerd Presbyterian Church, Easton
Rev. J. K. Cbameb, who has been pastor of
the Thirty-seventh Street Baptist Church about
a year, has resigned, but will remain till March
1. He has done a good work there, in uniting
the chnrcb, and it seems a great pity that he
should leave at this time.
Ret. Josefs A. Mubbat died at his home
in Carlisle on "Wednesday, November 27. He
graduated in 1S37 from the Western university,
and in 1810 from tbe Western Theological Sem
inary. He had not been able to perform pas
toral duties for some time.
The Snnday School Institute, of the Pitts
burg Presbytery, met on Monday in tbe South-
side Chnrcb. Rev. J. L. Ferson spoke on "Dis
cipline in the Sabbath School?' Mr. Gray on
"The Primary School," and Rev. J. D. Moffat,
D.D., on "The Art of Questioning."
The congregations of tbe Methodist churches
of Fayette City and Dawson, Pa., and Sam
merfleld. O., gave their pastors reasons to be
especially grateful on Thanksgiving Day, by
their generons gifts. Churches who forgot
this on Thanksgiving, please noto that Christ
mas is coming.
Sextons will please see to it that the doors
to pastors' studies are locked during the hours
of service, as ministers usually wear good over
coats, and at this time of the year they like to
have them at band. Instead ot going home
without one, as Rev. V. H. McMillan was com
pelled to do last Sunday evening.
The Installation services of iter. S. R. Gor
don as pastor of the Elmer Street Presbyterian
Church will take place on Tuesday at 7:30 P. v.
Rev. G. W. Cbalfant will preach. Prof. H. T.
McClelland will deliver tho charge to the pas
tor, and Rev. W. P. Shrom that to the people.
Rev. J. P. E. Kumler, D. D., will preside.
The "Wylie Avenue V. P. Church has been
holding a series of Sabbath evening meetings
at which addresses have been made by business
and prof essional men. They have been very
successful in bringing people to church who are
non-attendants. To-morrow evening Mr. R. A.
Orr, of tbe Y. M. C. A, will deliver an address.
AT the Presbyterian Convention held in tho
Arch Street Church on Monday, many
subjects of Importance were discussed, among
them "Tbe needs of tbe vacant churches?'
"Enthusiasm in tbe pulpit its powers and how
secured?' "What class ot theme3 are best
adapted to meet the needs of tbe Church?'
"Tbe mid-week prayer meeting," and "Per
Emjiantjel Church, Allegheny, is busily
preparing to entertain the Woman's Auxiliary
of the diocese of Pittsburg on Thursday and
Friday next Rt Rev. Ethelbert Talbot, D.
D.,of Wyoming, Rt. Rev. A. Leonard, D. D.,
of Utah, and Rt. Rev. Dr. Hendriek will be
present, with tbe Rt Rev. Cortlandt "White
head, and will deliver addresses at the differ
Thebe are many churches in these cities
noted for activity In various lines of work, as
for instance, St Peter's, corner of Grant and
Diamond streets, with its "Boys' Gvmnastic
Class." Hospital ;Serrice," "Ladles Aid So
ciety," "Women's Auxiliary," "Ministering
Children's League." "Good Samaritan Circle,"
"Willing Helpers" "Wllllnc Workers," "Well
Doen," "Tbe King's Sons" and "Daughters,"
the "Young Men's League."
Ret. Robebt Patterson died on Friday
last at 4 o'clock. For 25 years he had been one
of tne editors of the- Frubyterian Banner.
Dr. Allison, In an editorial, says of him: that
"as a Christian man he was a model. He was
modest and retiring, though adhering strongly
to his own opinions and always leady to defend
them, but never obtrusively. In the community
where he lived be was held in tbe highest es
teem. In looking back over the 23 years In
which we have been so closely associated wo
cannot discover one unpleasant thing connected
with him on the pages of onr memory."
INT0KINQ STATE AID.
Abont 85,860 Per Year Will Support tbe
Union of Societies.
A sub-committee of five, appointed from
the general committee of the various artistic
and scientifio societies of Pittsburg and
Allegheny, met at the residence of Bev. "W.
J. Holland, Thursday evening, for the pur
pose of formulating a plan of union between
the societies. The members of the sub-committee
are: Mr. George A. Macbeth, Chair
man; City Engineer Charles Davis, J. G.
Shaeffer, C C. Mellor and Dr. Holland
When Mr. Mellor was seen by a Dispatch
reporter last night he said:
"The fact that the societies contemplated
coming together pnder one roof was pub
lished in THE Dispatch some time ago.
Our committee was appointed to devise a
plan under which they could be brought
together, but as yet we have been unsuccess
ful. "We will hold another meeting in a
few days, and I. expect that some arrange
ment will be proposed. "We prefer to keep
the union, or whatever it may be
called, an Independent organization.
There has been some talk of ask
ing State aid, and getting an appropri
ation, such as the Philadelphia National
Academy of Sciences enjoys, but I do not
think such a step will be taken. It is
thought that enough Pittsburgers and AHe
ghenians will join to make the thing self
supporting. I suppose 55,000 a year would
be n conservative estimate of expenses, giv
ing us the necessary accommodations and
help. This amount is, of course, what will
be needed alter a building is bonght or
erected. It is too early to think of getting a
building yet, and we will wait until the
scheme is fully developed."
The Pittsburg Dental Society held a meet
ing Thursday evening, and appointed a
committee to confer with the committees
from other societies.
AN OLD WHALER In to-morrow's
DISPATCH describes the
rise and fall of whaline-
many white soaps, -
represented to be '
"just as good as thelvGry,
They are not, .
but like ' . -
all counterfeits, '
qualities of L
the genuine. .
insist upon having it;
LATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Captain llnnkett ceY or the Cork po
lice, wh became prominent in conuectioa
with, the troubles in Ireland, died yesterday.
The reply of she Portuguese Government
to tbe protpt of Lord Salisbury against Its
rumored support of the slave trade, 1 con
ciliatory In tone, aed isslets upon the sweerity
of Portugal in her efforts to suppress the
A meeting of American missionaries was
held In Constantinople on Thursday, at wbich
it was resolved to insist that the United States
Minuter to Turkey assist in prosecuting
Moussa Bey for having assaulted two of their
Mrs. A. R. Edwards Is under arrest at
Wood.4tock.Ont, charged with having poisoned
her former husband. Hush J. "Whitley, ot Clin
ton, who died under suspicions circumstances
in May last Bhe married A. E. Edwards about
three weeks ago.
The steamship Pennett, from Galveston for
Liverpool, put Into New York yesterday morn
ing for repairs. She bad burst ber boiler tubes.
She was towed to her dock, where tbe neces
sary repairs will be made, and the vessel will
resume ber voyage.
Judge Alexander Laldlaw, of Oakland,
CaL, who recently caused a scandal by appear
ing in public in an intoxicated condition, apolo
gized from tbe bench on Thursday, condemning
himself severely, and imposed upon himself a
fine of $50, which he paid over to the bailiff.
The directors of tbe Cleveland. Cincinnati,
Chicago and St. Louis Railroac yesterday de
clared the regular quarterly dlvidendor lj per
cent on tho preferred stock, and also declared
the flrst dividend of IK per cent on tbe com
mon stock. Both dividends are pajablo Janu
A report Issued by the Cotton Association
ot Alexandria states that tbe cotton crop is in
afavorabte condition except in Upper Egypt.
tbe Province of Fayoma, In Middle Egypt and
In one province in Lower Egypt where cold
weather his damaged the plant The yield is
estimated at 3,250,1)00 cantars.
Tbe Portuguese charge d'affaires at Rio
Janeiro has been instructed to maintain semi
official relations with tbe provisional Govern
ment, pending tho recognition ot the Republic
by Portugal. This recognition will be given
when a constitution for the Republic shall nave
been definitely adopted.
John Theodore "Wild, alias Greenwald, who
was twice convicted in the Kings County Court
of Sessions for the murder of Lyman S.
Weeks, at tbe litter's residence on Do Kalb
avenue. New York Cltv. was handed vesterd&r
morning at 7-28 o'clock. Hls'neck was broken
and he was pronounced dead in ten minutes.
About 11 months ago. Jacob Morgan, of
Slatersnlle, W. Va., was killed with an ax and
robbed of $700. Several persons, including
Morgan's young wife, were arrested, but after
ward released. On Thursday Charles Sabler
was lodged in jail for tbe crime. Sabler is of a
good family, and it is said that he and Mrs.
Morgan were conspirators in the murder.
The figures believed to be complete show
that the forgeries and stealings of W. H. Furs
man, the ansconding real estate dealer and
loan broker of Bloomingtnn, RL, amount to
fully $200,000. In this Bum the loans made for
Hudson, Burr & Co., of Sloomlngton, are in
volved to tbe sum or 1123,000: u. Pangell t Co.,
of Foughkeepsle, JT. Y., rJa.000, and various
others, $45,000. It is bettered that Fursman has
gone to Mexico or Booth America.
A duel for the hand ot a young lady was
fongbt in Pomona, Gal., on Tuesday evening;
The combatants were Harry Lucas, formerly of
Louisiana, and Herbert Priestly, both in tbelr
twentieth year. The atlalr was conducted in
accordance with tbe code, aud Spanish rapiers
were used. Priestly was cut in the breast and
twice in tbe shoulder, when the seconds stop
ped the- fight Both young men have disap
peared from Pomona; and althonglr tbe sec
onds still remain and are well known, no arrests
have bsen made.
BKDBLBD, in to-morrow's DIS
PATCH, gives some incidents of
life on an Indian agency.
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