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THE SCRANTON TBIBTINE S ATU R DAT MORNING, NOVEMBER 24, 1894.
City Pastors and"
Their Hard Work
Religious Developments of One YTeek
in All Our Churches,
AUXILIARY ACTIVITIES NOTED
Carefully Compiled Compendium of News
and Personal Mention Relating to the
Churches and the Benevolent and
Charitable Religious Societies.
It U generally, conceded that the live
man Is the successful one, and the ac
tivity and push witnessed in business
are admirably copied by some alert
Christian workers. One of the aggres
sive workers In our city is F. W. Pear
sail, of the Railroad Young Men's
Christian association, and two noon
prayer meetings that are held each
week In the Delaware, Lackawanna
and Western shops are largely due to
his earnest efforts to come in touch with
his fellow-men. During the noon hour
of every Friday of each week, a song
and prayer service is held in the car
shops of the above company, and at the
same hour on Wednesdays, a similar
meeting is held In the machine shops
of the same company. Fifteen minutes
Is given to song and fifteen to prayer
and testimony. For live years have
these meetings been kept up at the car
shops, but the movement In the ma
chine shops has only been in existence
for about five months. Yesterday noon
tinny, conducted the meeting. Many
conversions are reported at these gath
erings and the worklngmen bear testi
mony that they carry a beneficent In
fluence on all the workmen. There is
no respect of person In the meetings.
No creed distinctions recognized, and
men associated with churches that
have little in common, join In worship
In these prayer meetings without let or
hindrance. The average attendance
has been 150, while some days as high
as 200 men have assembled for prayer.
The Methodist Episcopal church of
Peckvllle will be dedicated tomorrow.
Three services will be held. At 10.20 a.
m., Rev. B. I. Ives, D. D of Auburn,
N. Y., will preach the dedicatory ser
mon. Mr. Ives has the name of being
one of the best clergymen on the plat
form for this work, and his services
have been in demand in almost every
state In the union ns well as In Canada
He Is an able speaker. At 2.30 p. m. the
meeting will be addressed by former
pastors of the church, and also by local
clergymen and pastors that may be
present. At 7 p. m., Rev. W. L. Thorpe,
presiding elder of the Honesdale dis
trict, will preach. The formal dedica
tion ceremony will take place after the
evening sermon. The present church
edillce Is commodious and beautiful
It has been erected at an expense of
about $5,000. Rev. F. P. Doty, the pas
tor, has been sick for several weeks,
but he Is able to attend to his work
now, and will have charge of the ser
The archdeaconry of Seranton has
more missions than self-supporting
parishes, and yet, not only are the
latter supplied with rectors, but also
not a single station of the former Is at
present vacant. This is unusual and
bespeaks of an aggressiveness on the
part of this church that promises much
for the future. At the last archdeac
onry meeting held recently in Montrose,
Archdeacon Cox reported that all
parishes of whatever nature, within his
boundaries, were occupied by resident
clergymen. He also paid a deserving
compliment to these conscientious
church workers, who are engaged in
good, substantial work, which results
in the building up of the church and
extending its privileges.
The Asbury Herald.
Rev. A. F. Chaffee, of Green Ridge,
has started a church paper under the
above name. The object of the month
ly is well set forth in his salutatory as
follows: "We are anxious for a means
of communication with the people other
than through the desk or pulpit. We
shall strive to make every column of
this paper Interesting and profitable,
what we say editorially, and the ar
ticles we may select for our columns,
will both be done in the same spirit in
which our sermons arc made and de
livereda spirit "keenly realizing tho
importance of life and exceedingly anx
ious to help people heavenward."
Helpful and Useful.
About six prominent members of the
Asbury Methodist Episcopal church.
who do not choose to have their names
made known, have furnished one hun
dred and ten new hymnals and one hun
dred copies of the new Testament and
Psalms for the use of the congregation
They have been placed In the pews and
ar used in public worship.
The trustees of the Providence Pres
byterian church, donated a cabinet or
gan to the Slavonic church, of Peck
vllle. The organ was used in the Sun
day school department and was In good
condition. The same church also pre
sented the Dickson City chapel with a
nice pulpit Bible. . ....
The Puritan Congregation church is
putting In a steam heater, that prom
ises to add much to the comfort of the
worshippers during the coming winter,
This church made over three hundred
dollars from their fair last week, which
will help to defray the expense Incurred
In purchasing the hratlng apparatus,
that costs over (600.
The Junior Endeavor society of the
North Main avenue Baptist church, will
soon give a public entertainment. The
special feature will be a Bible drill,
which the little folks will render to the
delight of the public.
Misses Laura and Nellie Markwlck
both members of the St. David's choir,
-were agreeable surprised last Wednes
day evening by the members of the
choir... The occasion was .the anniver
sary of tho young-, ladles' birthdays,
Rector and Mrs. Mill were present. Dur
ing the evening several musical selec
tions were rendered. ,' Mrs. (Sidney
Markwlck, the hostess and mother of
the young ladles, entertained her gueBts
very pleasantly, and after an evening'
enjoyment all returned to their homes
with pleasing associations.
Rev. Thomas Bell, of the Plymouth
Congregational church, conducts a nor-
mal Bible class for teachers, which Is
well attended. . The best .methods of
teaching are discussed. All are cordi
ally invited to attend.
The King's Daughters, of the Green
Ridge Presbyterian church, gave a free
art lecture last evening. The subject
was Muruio. '
Colonel Hitchcock addressed the
Oreeri Ridge Presbyterian church last
Wednesday evening on the work of the
Synod in Tyrone, to which he was
Tomorrow afternoon at 6:30 the Elm
Park Epworth League win have a roll
call. The society Is. too large to finlBh
(the work In one meeting, so the names
from A to K will be called at tomor
row's meeting, and the remainder will
ue reau uib louowing ounuay. Jacn
member will respond with a word of
testimony and give an offering for mis
sionary purposes. At last Sunday's
meeting the prayer meeting room, that
has 500 chairs, was full and the spirit
ual Interest was very great.
Special Work. .
At tomorrow morning and evening
services the Providence Presbyterian
church will take up offerings for the
Board of Home Missions. In the morn
ing the pastor, Rev. George Guild, will
present the cause of missions. In the
evening service a Thanksgiving exer
cise will be rendered by the members
of the Sunday school, when a good pro
gramme of recitations and singing will
A choir of thirty-five voices, under the
tuition of Professor T. J. Davles, Mus.
Bac, chorister of the Providence Pres
byterlnn church, will render the sacred
cantata, "The Holy City," In about two
weeks. The singing of the choir is very
The churches of the North End will
hold a union service In the Methodist
episcopal church next Thursday morn
The West Market Street Congrega
tional church will serve an old-fashioned
tea party Christmas day. A com
mittee has the thing In charge, of which
Mrs. Job Jenkins Is president.
The Sunday school of the North Main
Avenue Baptist church will begin re
hearsing for Christmas exercises next
week. They have adopted the pro
gramme prepared by J. H. Fllmore, en
titled "Christmas Glory."
Owing to the Increasing attendance
at the St. David's church services fifty
new hymnals have been placed In the
pews for the accommodation of the
worshippers. . .
The Sunday school rally held last
Sunday evening at the Seranton Street
Baptist church was a decided success.
An able address was given by the su
perintendent, Dr. Bediloe, and the lit
tle folks acquitted themselves very
creditably. It has awakened the atten
tion of the members to the work and
will increase the attendance In this
branch of work.
The English churches on the West
Side will hold a union service Thurs
day morning In the Simpson Methodist
Episcopal church, when the Thanksgiv
ing sermon will be preached by Rev. D.
C. Hughes, D. t.
Next Thursday the Endeavor society
or the Plymouth Congregational church
will hold a sunrise prayer meeting.
They have Given a cordial Invitation to
the other societies on the West Side to
Next Monday evening the Plymouth
(.ongregational church will hold Its
egular monthly meeting, when the
church manuul will be adopted.
Tomorrow afternoon a Thanksgiving
service will be held In the Railroad
Young Men's Christian association
rooms. F. W. Pearsall will give an ad
dress and testimonies will be heard,
After the service a party of railroad
men will go In a private car to Moscow
and hold a railroad service -In the
Methodist Episcopal church In the
evening. They. will return home that
airs. Rogers Israel. Mrs. Everett
arren and Mrs. Georire I., nickm-m in
tended the annual meeting of the Dio
cesan branch of the Women's AiitII.
liary, held last Monday and Tuesday
in vt nunmsport.
Rev. Dunlel Savage, of Green Rldee.
accompanied by his family, expect to
spend meir Thanksgiving In Plymouth,
Jtev. w. Vt . Shaw, of Archbnhl. who
has been for eight years a missionary
in China, delivers an Interesting series
of lectures to the people of his Darlsh
His talks especially refer to the seat of
the present war, and the customs and
habits of the people. The people are
greatly interested and edified.
Rev. M. H. Mill, rector of St. David's.
held holy communion in Tunkhannock
last Sunday, and preached there morn
ing and evening. Charles Fraser.
lay reader of his parish, conducted the
services In his church.
Since Rev. W. Coney has taken charge
or the Episcopal church of Tunkhan
nock, the people are inspired with re
newed life and the work Is considerably
revived. They recently put in n furn
ace, and are now about to re-model the
basement, which will, when completed
be used for Sunday school purposes,
Mr. Coney Is a consecrated and eon
sciemious woiKer, ana with the co
operation of the people of his charge
will accomplish an excellent work in
this old parish.
Rev. T. J. Collins, of the Seranton
Street Baptist church, will baptize an
plicants for church membership at to
morrow evening s service.
Rev. G. E. Allen, of West Windsor,
N. Y., pastor-elect of the Baptist church
at West Lenox, Susquehanna county
was examined by council last Thurs
day and recognized pastor of the
church to which he was recently called,
Rev. D. C. Hughes,- D. D., will lec
ture on "Sociology," at Dalton, on De
cember 19, and on Dec. 29 will read
paper on : the "Dispensation of the
Logos" before the Baptist Ministerial
Rev. Thomas Bell, Of the Plymouth
Congregational church, will preach a
Thanksgiving sermon tomorrow morn
ing. In the evening a patriotic service
will be rendered by the members of the
Sunday school In charge of A. B. Eynon,
Mr. Bell has not been lone In the abov
church, but his labors tell. Last Sun
day evening the house was crowded to
the doors and the gallery In demand,
Rev. A. L. Urban, assistant to Rev-
Rogers Israel, Is preaching a series of
sermons based on the church -cate
Sermon Notes. '
Rev.' Daniel Savage, of Green Ridge,
,wlll' preach tomorrow morning on the
"Duty of the Church." He expects to
give a plain talk that will possible dis
sent from prevailing Ideas on this lm
Rev. D. M." Klnter, of Providence,
preached In Plttston last evening. Next
Monday he leaves for Klncals, near
Harvey's lake, where he expects to con
duct revival services for a few eve
Rev. A. F. Ferris, of the Puritan Con
Market street Congregational church,
will preach an English sermon tomor
row evening. In the morning he will
celebrate the ordinance of the Lord'
Mrs. Rachel Davles, of Wisconsin
is on a visit to our valley,-, and will
preach next Monday evenings In the
Providence Welsh Congregational
church, and bri Wednesday and Thurs
day evenings In the-churches of the
same denomination on the-West Side.
Rev. A. T. Terrls, of the Puritan Con
gregational church, will preach
Thanksgiving Br-rmon tomorrow morn
ing on "Sunshine and Cloudy Days." In
the evening he will give one of his store
optlcon lectures on the "Life of Christ
Rev. W. G. Watklns, of the North
Main avenue Baptlst'church, will preach
a Thanksgiving sermon at tomorrow
morning's service. Special muslo has
been prepared lor the occasion. The
members of the church planned to serve
a supper next Thursday evening, but all
have resolved to forego the social enjoy
ment, and contribute the money that
would be so spent to the treasury of the
ba done, tomorrow
The Epworth League, of. the Asbury
Methodist Episcopal church, will hold
missionary rally next Thursday eve
ning. A good programme has been
prepared. A roll call of the league will
also take place during the evening. ' An
offering will be made for the missionary
The young people of the Oreen Ridge
Primitive Methodist church have made
extensive preparations for-a supper
that will be served In the vestry, of the
church Thursday evening. They are
anxious to secure funds to pay for the
sidewalk recently laid down by them.
The Epworth league, of the Park
Place Methodist Episcopal church, will
hold a Thanksgiving ' prayer meeting
next Thursday evening. An offering
will be made for missionary purposes.
On Thursday evening the Band of
Hope of the Tabernacle Congregational
church, will render the sacred contata,
the "Golden Year." It is popular and
full house will greet thls effort of the
Prof. George B. Carter will give a free
concert on Thursday evening in the
Elm Park church. Those who cannot
fford to pay a dollar for a first-class
organ recital, are Invited to attend and
enjoy a concert equal to any that has
ever been given In the city. It Is ex
pected that others besides the poor will
ttend, and to these an opportunity will
be given to contribute a free-will offer
ing at the doors as they enter, which
will be consecrated to the use of the
RELIGIOI S SERVICES.
Free Christian Church Penn avenue,
Green Midge. Services at 1U.30 a.m. Sub
ject, "The Harvest of Life." - Evening ut
3D. Subject, "The Higher Civilization."
Conducted by Suinuel Wilson, of Runway,
'. J. Seats free ut all services.
Washburn Street Presbyterian Church
Rev. S. C. Logan, D.D.; will preach Sun
day, Nov. 25, 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. mule
school at 12 noon. Christian Endeavor at
All Souls' Church, Unlvcrsallst Pine
street, neur Adams avenue. Itcv. G. Vt.
owell, pastors Service- 1U.30 a.m. Sub
net, "Faith and Trust." Seventh lecture,
30 p.m. Subject, "The Fall and Recov
ery of a Lost Soul."
Grace English Lutheran Church Rev
F. I'. Gift, pastor. Services on Sunday at
the Young Men's Christian association ut
10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Rev. J. A. Hoser,
of Muncle, Pa., will preach. Everybody
The Second Presbyterian Church Rev
hurles E. Robinson, D.D., pastor. Ser
vices 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Flve-mlnute
sermon In tho morning to the children be
fore the congregation. In the evening
the topic will be a two-minute sermon on
the "Record of God's Promises." Five
minutes will bo devoted In the evening rs
usual this fall, to answering questions.
The evening's question, "What-Is the
Meaning of Matthew, xxvlll, 19, Revised
Version'.'" or "How Are We to Be liap-
ized In the Namo of the Father, etc?'
Special music. All seats free in the even
ing. All are welcome at all services.
Saint Luke's Church Rev. Rogers Is
rael, rector. Sunday next before Advent
Holy Communion, 8 a.m. : service and ser
mon, 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school, 2.30 p.m.
evening prayer and sermon, 7.30 p.m.
Saint Luke's Dunmore Mission Rev. A
L. Urban in charge. Sunday school, 3 p.
m.; evening prayer und sermon, 4 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church-Washing
ton avenue. It is expected that tne pus-
tor. Rev. Dr. McLcod, will be at home-and
supply the pulpit morning and evening
tomorrow. The Christian Endeavor so
ciety will meet ut 0.30 p.m.
Hampton Street Methodist Episcopal
Church Rev. A. W. Cooper, pastor. Ser
mon at 10.30 a.m. by the pastor. Kpwortn
li-nzne devotional service at 6.30 p.m. At
7.30. by speclul Invitation, Mr. William u.
House will address the young people on
First Baotlst Church Pastor Collins will
nreach Sabbath at 10.30 a.m. anil at i p.m
Morntntr theme. "The Darren Fig Tree."
Evening theme, "Seeking the Lord with
the Whole Heart." Haptlsm following
the sermon In the evening, beuts iree,
All the services of Elm Park Methodist
Episcopal church on Sunday will be of a
Thanksgiving character, rnsior s suo
tect in the morning. "Festival of Thanks
giving." Evening, --Bongs ' me ieiiijie
of the Nation's Thanksgiving." Sunday
school at 2 o'clock.- Epworth league at
Dudley Street Baptist Uliurcn uun
more. A. IS. U iNc-al, pasior. rreaunniK
10.30 a.m. and 7.3U p.m. Sunday sciiool
p.m. Young People's meeting B.4a p.m,
Preaching in the morning by tno pus-
tor. In the evening by Mr. Fred Dreyer,
of Moody's school, Chicago. The pastor
will hn assisted bv Brother Dreyer in
Rnnelal meetlmrs during the week. Ser
vices will beeln each "evening ut 7.30
nVlnctc. Good singing. Conio and hear
Hip u-.wiipl and receive a messing.
Slinnson Methodist episcopal unurcn
Preaching In the morning at 10.30 ann in
tho evenlne at 7.30 bv the pastor, IteV. U
Floyd. Sunday school at 13 m. J-.p
worth leaeuo at 6.30. All Welcome.
Penn Avenue Baptist L'nureli itev
Wurren G. Partridge, pastor, services
appropriate for Thanksgiving Day, both
morning and evening, euojeei lor morn
ing. "Our Municipality ana TliaiiKsjriv
Ing Duv." la tho evening, -"Christ'
firent ConnKil wun aaian. An aug
mented choir will render special Thanks
irlvlne- music. All welcome.
St. Paul s LiUtneran inurf.ii snori avt-
nue. ounosue ram nacu uuunc wiiiuo.
Rev. (ieoruo M. Scheldy, pastor. Services
at 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Sunday action:
at 2.30 o.m. Free pews.
Green Ridge Baptist cnurcn uev. v. .1
Ford. Dastor. Services at 10.30 a.m. and
7.30 p.m. Baptism at close of the mornin
Howard Place African Methodist lipls
copul Church Preaching by the pastor,
Rev. C .A. Meuee, at 1U.30 a.m. ami s p.m
Calvary Reformed Church Monroe ave
nue and Gibson street. Rev. W. H. Stub-
hleblne. pastor. Preaching 10.30 a.m. and
7.30 p.m. Rev. J. W. Williams, pastor ot
Dunmore Presbyterian church, will
urcach both morning and evening.
Green KKlge Kvangnucai vuurcn uev
Ci L. llalce. pastor. Sunday school 9.30 a,
m. K. L. C. E. 6.45 p.m. Preaching at 7.30
D.m. by Rev. J. M. Howell. Everybody
welcome. ! '
The Jackson Street Baptist Church-
Services, preaching at 10.30 u.m; uml n p.
m. The pastor will preach tomorrow boi.h
mornlng and evening. All are welcome.
Seats are free. , ;'.'
St. David's Chureh Corner .J&ykson
street and Bromley avenue. Rev. M. II.
Mill, rector. Sunday before Advent.
Morning prayer and sermon ut 10.30.
evening prayer and sermon at 7.30. - Sun
day school at2.30. Friday evening service
at 7.15. Thursday at 10 a.m. Scats free.
VAN IT V FAIR.
Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair,
What can wo purchase In Vanity Fair?
Hearts, perhaps broken, but passing for
Vows, fulse when spoken, but warranted
true; ' -
Colors, they're faded, but fit still for wear;
Nothing Is wasted In Vanity Fair.
Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair, .
How goes tho trading in Vanity Fair?
Worn, pale cheeks for red ones, and
young hearto for old; .
Fresh roses for dead ones; brass passing
for gold ; .
Borne loso all In the struggle, but none
know or care, -
No room for the fullures In Vanity Fair,
Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair, . .
I pray you come join us In Vanity Fair.
Bring youth and bring gladness, your
irfgh alms, bright desires,
Purchaso oi l uge and sadness, burnt out
ashes of tires.
Naught else will be left you, but '.why
should you care? '
You have danced with the gayest In Van
ity Fair. -Life.
Ians to Parity
. .. ' r :
ntercstinfl Paper Read Before Men's
League of the Baptist Church.
TO REVIVE MORAL INFLUENCES
It Is Very Largely the Fault of the Church,
Say W. V. Itrowning, If Munici
pal Rule U Not What
It Should lie.
An Interesting paper upon "The
Church and Municipal Corruption
was recently read before the Young
Men's league of tho Penn Avenue Bap
tist church by W. W. Browning. In this
paper Mr. Browning took the position
that the church Is largely responsible
for the lax condition of morals now
prevalent In local government and that
upon the church rests the responsibility
of providing a remedy. Interesting
parts of Mr. Browning's paper are ap
Party politics has no place in city
government. We have already passed
the dawn of a new day in the manage
ment of American cities. The civic
federation has cleared out the gam
bling dens of Chicago. In Baltimore
tho union for public good has exposed
the corruption existing in that beatitl
ful southern city. In Philadelphia,
Boston and other great cities reform
has followed the awakening of the
Christian church, while In New York
the massive chains forged under mis
rule and corruption have been severed
by sturdy blows of truth. Two and a
half years ago It took the courage of
martyr for Dr. Parkhurst to stand
beneath the sneers of Tammany hall.
Today his foot rests on the tiger's neck.
And the police captains chant the
words of Isaiah, saying "We are men of
sorrow and acquainted with grief."
,' True, Also, of Seranton.
What Is true of other cities Is. also
true of our own. The duties of Chris
tian citizenship are as important In
Seranton as In New York. We have
here the foundation for u great city. I
believe in Seranton and bespeak for
her a larger, broader, purer and nobler
city. fcno is destined to become a great
commercial and Industrial metropolis,
and she Is rapidly nearlng her destiny.
The responsibility of citizenship in
creases with the city's growth. It rests
with you, the Christian men of Seran
ton, whether her growth in pure gov
eniment shall keep puce with her
growth in commerce. It rests with
you, because you hold the balance of
political power, and because you are
the moulders of righteous thought in
the community. If this city be made
pure, virtue must be given her by the
citizens, and where shall we look for
virtuous citizens but In church of
I believe In divine supervision of
city government as well as In the af
fairs of Individual moment. I believe
when Almighty God unlocked the crys
tal doors of heaven and dropped from
Its portals this valley of ours; when he
placed the boundless weuith of minerals
oeneam our feet and filled vonder
mountains with material for a mil
lion homes, I believe He expected In the
fulness of time a people should Inhabit
this vallley a people with sufficient
Christian courage and sufllcient states-
ineusnip and sut c ent nntrliitlam in
build here a noble city-and to exercise
the functions of local government in
the Interest of every man, woman and
child within Its borders.
therefore, that a pure local government
Is as important to th
Christ's kingdom on earth as any other
uia.iii. ui numun conduct covered by
the teachings of the Bible.-
Tho City's Wealth.
Seranton today stnmia mrm. cv.
Some of you whose locks are silvered
rocked her cradle and sang her lullabys
She has already outgrown your fondest
hopts. The revenues coming Into her
treasury for disbursement each year
are enormous. For the lust fiscal year
$626,000 came under control of the coun
cils and $416,00(1 to the school board, and
iifuny a mucn more to the poor board.
Did you ever stop to tlllnk who are the
men you elect to disburse these funds?
Remeber, it Is contrary to Christ's ex
ample to spend public money lavishly
or carelessly, or to discriminate against
the poor and those who have no "pull."
Remeber the temptations to public men
are manifold and If you elect men who
are not able to stand under them you
are the ones at fault, and the city
suiiers mrougn your neglect. Knowl
edge of candidates Is an Imperative
duty of good citizenship and most of all
of Christian citizenship. Let party tol
itics and partisan spirit be foever cast
aside In city affairs and let all work
together for the common good.
Are the principles vt the golden rule
ipplied Ini raising dhe revenues -of
Seranton? Is the rich corporation
placed on an equal footing with the
poor man? If not, that, too, Is your
fault. You have no right to sanction
by sins of omission a city government
which grinds down the poor to lighten
the burdens of the rich. Is there any
reason why Diamond flats should be
assessed and taxed as farm land by the
acre and Park Place as building lots?
Is there any Christian reason why yon
should pay as much tax on your lot 40
x 50 as the great railroad company
pays on an ncre with coal and all? If
the church does not protect the poor
by her voice at the ballot box what
have we to expect from the wicked and
How Is It In the disbursement or these
funds? How Is It In the granting of
franchises to corporations? Why Is it
that pne street car company, after offer-
Inir $10,000 to the public treasury for
certain right, Is refused while another
Is granted the same right for nothing?
Is It because the city's interests are
looked after or Is It because somebody
has a "pull?"
Other Pertinent Questions
Again, how about the sanitary condi
tion of our tenement house districts?
Is it not the duty of the church to see
that the health of the city Is preserved?
Yes; but you say, "We do not appoint
the health officer." True, but you pay
him his salary and It Is your privelege
to see that he earns his eight hundred
dollars per annum.
Why Is It that the side doorfl of sa
loons are allowed to remain open on
election dav and on sunuay in viola
tion of law? Is It because our police
nro nroiltlng thereby? Why do the
houses of prostitution ,lluunt more
nnbllclv than ever before their goods,
wares and merchandise? It is be
cause the officers of the law lack cour-
How about the case of the poor In our
city? Shall they be taught mat clean
liness and industry are the best recom
mendatlon to charity, or shall it con
tiniip to be lazvness and filth? I be
lieve a svstem of charity that robs
man of his Belf-respect and take3 away
the gem of true manhood is a aetn
ment to American Institutions.
What fhnll we do with the streets of
out city? Is It Christian to suffer the
germs of typhoid to slumber along our
pavements and make no effort toward
reform? 1 There are scores of similar
Questions constantly coming up which
either directly or indirectly affect the
moral well being of the city. They
must be solved If we would come fully
up to the standard of Christian lire re
nulred bv Christ.
Among them we notice civil service
rules applied to city government. . The
ownership of electric light plants and
Btreet car plants: the water supply
under municipal control; abolition of
the sweating system; Christian prln
clples applied In difficulties between
labor and capital; Sabbath observance
expulsion of gaming houses and dives
exposure of corruption on the part of
the police and those In political power,
no matter what form that corruption
may take. There are many other ques
tions constantly coming before the peo
ple for solution. Each one of them has
its moral side. It cannot be that the
great army of. Christian citizenship Is
powerless: to deal with this corruption.
Tammariy's downfall tells ;us It is all
powerful:- - ' ..---!.' --!,
What remedy do t offer?
First Teach the church the extent of
her power when composed of patriotic,
energetic1 men. - . 1 S ;
Second Take the lead in human
thought and action for human progress
Third Band together for the adop
tion of business methods In city gov
ernment and against corrupt men in
office regardless of partisan politics.
Fourth Organize a municipal parlia
ment at which every month or twice a
month some of the great moral ques
tions affecting , our city may be dis
cussed by all. '
Fifth Let the pastors of the city
gather facts and from every pulpit
once a month proclaim at the same
moment the need of reform on any
Sixth Have your committees and
sub-committees in every ward, and let
It be known that you will turn against
any man wno attempts to buy his way
PROHIBITION'S FI TI RE.
Rev. J. C. Ilogun, of Korcst City, Expounds
His Idea of It, and Challenges Any
Seranton Alinistcr to Refute His Asser
tions. The recent editorial dlscusslo.t in Tho
Tribune of the future of Te Prohlbl
tlon third party movement has elicited
many comments from dissenting read
ers who belong to that partisan faith
Among the most Interesting of these Is
the following letter from Rev. J. C,
Hogan, of Forest City, which says:
Editor of The Tribune:
Sir. I have Just read your remarks
on "Third Party Progress" In your
Issue of Nov. 20. For the general good
and because you make an Indirect allu
sion to me I send you these few lines.
You speak of "the recent remark of a
Third party clergyman of a neighbor
ing city who declared that all Chris
tians who failed to vote the Prohibition
ticket were either knaves or fools.'
My remarks, which you allude to in
the above sentence, were made at the
recent Prohibition Preachers' loagu
held In Seranton, and I was speaking
to preachers. What I said on that oc
casion I now repeat: "The pulpit must
lead in this reform. The minister who
does not know his duty In reeard to the
Prohibition issue Is too big a fool to
preach the gospel, and the preacher
who knows his duty but falls to perform
is too big a knave to be Intrusted
with the holy commission."
Ministers Are Responsible.
I am aware that I am In the habit of
making strong utterances, but I believe
the ministers of the gospel, as moral
leaders of the people, are mostly re
sponsible for the condition of things in
our country; and I can say, as William
Lloyd Garrison said of slavery, '.'I do
not wish to think, speak nor write with
moderation" on this subject, such
the curse of the liquor traffic both
private and public life.
I can have the greatest patience with
an honest, Ignorant man; I can have
long suffering charity for the honest
busy layman who cannot see his way
clear on the Prohibition question; while
1 do not excuse him I am compelled to
be modest with him so long as he can
point with pride" to so many preach
ers who lead hlin in supporting the 11
cense political parties. I have neither
the face nor the faith to demand that
Democrats and Republicans as such
shall observe a higher standard In
their public life or political morality
than many of the ministers. (I remem
ber that there are thousands of noble
spirits In the ministry, but I am not
now writing about them.)
I do not ask these old party preachers
to vote the Prohibition ticket, but to
Btop voting the license party tickets,
ihe minister of the gospel who pray
mat we may be delivered from evil with
his mouth and with his hand votes to
continue the evil Is not only a slnne
but a hypocrite, his own resolutions and
church declarations being witness. He
not only associates with the liquor men
politically, but personally aids them
with his ballot.
1 am not alone In such opinions. Jo
seph Cook on his recent visit to Seran
ton, said: "I had rather be the lowest
drunkard than the rumseller. and
had rather be that man than the church
member who gives him the license."
Scorns Old-Party Preachers.
The Rev. Mr. Murphy, of Canada, re
cently said: "Jesus would not shake
hands with most of the modern clergy
men. The craft of the liquor traffic and
the Diana of rum have a stronger pull
with our well-fed and well-paid minis
try than the inspiration of the Lord
Jesus Christ. The smile of Demetrius,
the brewer, and Demetrius the saloon
keeper, and Demetrius the rum-made
politician Is Industriously cultivated
because it stands for gold and the wall
Ings of the poor eommonwealer made
poor, too, by the saloon, fall upon frozen
ears. The watch dogs on the towers of
Israel are muzzled and the stones are
crying out that.the wolves of the liquor
traffic 're mercilessly devouring the
Told for whom Christ died."
I have nothing but Intellectual scorn
for old party preachers, and I hereby
challenge any of the guilty crowd in
Sranton to show the couslstency of their
political relations and associations, or
that they are not sinners and hypo
crites in this respect. . In the words of
Jesua. Christ to the Pharisees of old,
who correspond to the policy preachers
of the present,. I say, "Woe unto you
scribes .and Pharisees, hypocrites! for
ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cum
min and have ommltted the weightier
matters of the law (politics) judgment,
mercy and faith; these ought ye to hav
done, and not to leave the others un
done. , Ye, serpents, ye genera
tion of vipers, .how can ye escape the
damnation of hell?"
Remember-these words were ad
dressed, not to the drunkards and pub
llcans of Jesus' day, but to the religious
leaders of the people the scribes and
.Pharisees who sat In Moses' seat!
You intimate that 4he Prohibition
ists . can never succeed; and that
Booner or later, between the Re
publican party on the one hand
and the Democratic party on the other,
we will be crushed out of existence,
Well, as one has said, In that case we
will console ourselves with the reflection
that Jesus Christ was also put to death
between two thieves, and we may safely
follow His illustrious example. Again,
we are told that even admitting the cor
ruption of the big parties, It would be
better for us to stay with them and
help to purify them, instead of splitting
off and Joining a new party. Now, "we
are In favor of purifying anything that
can be purified; but 1t Is much easier
for a hen to lay one good egg than to
purify two rotten ones.
; ' ; Cordially.
' ' ' ' J. C. Hogan,
Forest City, Nov. 20.
P. S. In conclusion,' Mr. Editor,
th name of Prohibitionists and W
men's Christian Temperance union
workers.'.' I . desire j to express my
appreciation "of you? kind and
evidently well intended editorial ut
terances on this subject, and also
for opening your. -columns for this
discussion. By this means we come to
understand , each other: better; and I
can assure you that Prohibitionists and
their friends form no small portion of
the reading public.
In the above, communication I have
merely touched upon one phase of the
Prohibition Issue. But wjth your fa
vor, at some future time,'! may speak
of other reasons which demand the ex
istence and assure the success of the
Prohibition party. J. C. H.
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