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THE SC1UNT0N RIBUNJE-TUESDAY', FEBRUARY 11, 190&
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OVER THE GLOIJE STOKK.
Twenty years' successful prac
tice In thli county.
)., I;, k W. rAY"-. The l..iil:awa)in.i lailrud
i.irihneii will Ik; p.ilil tndav.
NO ltUIUAlts.vb. Thcic Mill lie no rc-beaml
ot the I'enn Acinic Hiptlst ilmicli their tonight.
M'I'OIXIKD CbKHK. Superintendent llMinn,
o Ihe Pumnoie sub-station, of the poslofhee, luis
appointed Mis. llelle II. f-mltli as dcik.
Mi:i:TIX(! TODAY. 'the tuilul Unman':,
( liri-t i.m Tr'nipc-ruiua union will meet tint n(
tirnooii at ." o'clock in Cucin.-oy' lull.
nit. walmi 'to i.Kcrrnn. ir. vvai-h, .f
ciw York, will lcctiuo tonight lii'fote tin; Cilli
ullc Ili-toiicjl society compaiing the ili.mutiu
season of 1001 vith one during the priimj In
which Shake.-pcaic lived and wtotc his pli).
'IIIOMVh HAWI.UY IX llHKI). Thomas l!a'
liy, ot West M.nkot -licet, Mitaincel .1 loinponii'l
tiactuic of the right leg .xcsteiday while ul woil.
in the Clalk Tunnel C'wl tonipiny's mine, lie
Null Liken to Hie I. ickiwaima hospital last night.
1I0A1II) 01' rON"IKO, HOOO.VK The bond of
contiol looms and seuetar)'. otllcp in the illy
lull lue bun completely renovated. The new
dteotatioiis 011 wall-, and ceilings aio of nmisiiil
he inly, 'Jhc voik was done by .laeobs ,t Fao
old. I'i.AXrs l'Oll Xi:V IIAXK. building Inspei:.
toi V. V. Hiown )e-tciday ieceived the plans
lot the new banking building to bo curled by
tin Title Ciu.1r.1nly and Tiu-i. company on Sprue c
-tit et. .1 picture of which ha-, .llieady appealed
in The Iribunc.
AX KX.IOYAIH.I: DAXCi:. The M. Alo.isiul
Total Abstinence society, of South Scranton, eo'i
ductcd 11 delightfully infou11.1l and enjoiablo
dance last night at the Knights of Columbus
dub house. .Music was furnished by Iliuer an I
li'uchecu was eiwd shortly hifoie midnight.
UIAJSITY IIAIJ, COMMirri:i:.-ii infounal
inciting ot the committee v hirli his in ehaiete
the airingcmculs tot the iharity ball to be given
in the ariuory during Kaster week, was held
la-t night, but no definite action on miy matter
Mas taken. The date foi the bill has jet been
elected. Anothir mceeting iil be held on
rOUCKMUX'S VXH'OKMS. Vf a lnectiliij f
palrolnieu held c.tcidav afternoon .l pec'al
mike ot blue ilotli '.T, selitted uhirli will ln
u-ed in all unifoim.s in tutuie. A committee was
appointed to dr( ide upon a ili-tinclhe def.iKii for
all uuliuini. liiis tommlltte consists of Dhrrtnr
of Public Safely I', I,. Woimei, Nipeiiiitendent
Day and Tatiolmen Heoit'e .lonei, John 'lliotna-s,
Yl.-lor Sntor and .lolm Kalliy.
roil ASU Ur.l)Xi:sHY.-P.ilnt t.uke'. pul-h.
Ilev. HnReis Israel, 1), I)., uctor, Asli Wedne-.-djv.
T a. 111., holy communion and penlKinlil
oftiu'i lD.no a. 111., morninir pnner, litany nnd
tiimoii; 7.10 p. iu iteniiur jmijrr and H?rmnu.
l. )Iark'., Duiimoie, llev. IMnanl .1, IIiiikIi'ou,
s .1. 111., holy (ommunlon and penitential offlc-j;
10 a. in,, uiuinltur piajir, litany and (.ennoti; S
p. m eenlnff player and ternion.
I Qty Notes. J
Thoutjuil, of people kno about the
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The following gentlemen Ime kindly consented lo act u .ludges and their dccUlon will
be announced a soon t$ nude in the dally papers.
IIOX. J fc ItAltllRTT.
. J. I.Y.TT, V.SI),
Dickson Mill and Grain Co,
No. 12, Lackawanna
VERDICT OF THE
GAVE ALL THAT THE DEFEND
ANT ASKED FOR.
Finding Was, aa Expected, One of
Acquittal nnd the Costs Wore
Placed on the Prosecutor, William
Repp Morgan Sweeney Convicted
of Asanult nnd Battery But Recom
mended to Extreme Mercy Doctors
Disagree ns to the Condition of
Miss Lottie Smith,
As wn generally expected, the Jury
In the cuho of Frank Hllllnmn, Jr., gen
eral tntintiger of the Seranton Railway
company, charged with hrlblng Old
Forgo onuiu'lltncn, leported 11 verdict
of actpilttal, and an many propheclcd
the coats were placed on the prosecu
tor, Wllllntn Repp.
The verdict was reported at the opening-
ot court, yesterday morning. Tho
Jurors, It Is said, were unanimous from
the outset for the verdict that was
letuiucd nnd only remained out us
long as they did, that they plight thor
oughly satisfy themselves as to the
righteousness of their finding.
The defense contended strenuously not
only for an actpilttal but for ti com
plete vindication such as would come
of a verdict that placed the costs on the
prosecutor. In his closing adddress
to the Jury Mr. O'Brien pointed out
that the prosecutor was one of a party
of men who were seeking a franchise
for a railway In Old Forge and one ot
the plaintiffs In tin equity suit, now
pending, to annul the existing ft nu
clide. The prosecution of Mr. Sllllnuin, Mr.
O'Brien contended, was prompted by
a desire to secure a verdict that would
affect the equity case.
The costs in the case will amount
to neatly $1,000. The defendant's bill
will be $100 and that of the common
wealth somewhat larger, as a number
of witnesses from Philadelphia, olilcets
of the Scranton and Pittston Railway
company, wote subpoenaed by Mr.
The ease was vigorously fought on
both sides and the successful attorneys
wete the recipients of many congratu
lations, yesterday. Major Evttett War
ren, Hon. C. P. O'Malley. Joseph
O'Brien and M. J. Martin repiesenled
the defense. The pilvale counsel for
the prosecution were H. 31. Hannah
and Cornelius Comegys.
The case can not be te-tiied as the
commonwealth can not appeal, and the
defendant Is not liable to re-arrest as
tho statute of limitation Interfetes.
Morgan Sweeney, special agent of the
Scranton Railway company, did not
fare as well at a jtny's hands as did
his chief. 3lr. Sweeney was tried yes
terday, before Judge Edwards, in
court room No. 'I, for aggravated as
sault and battery on a ten-year-old son
of Anthony MeGurn, and a verdict
was found of guilty of assault and bat
tery with a lecommondatlon for ex
The Sweeneys ana McGurns are
neighbors in tho Twelfth ward, near
No. 2 school. 13oys from the school,
31cGurn's boy among tnem, were won't
to invade a lot belonging to Sweeney,
on which his barn was located and to
occasionally throw stones at 3Ir.
Sweeney's aged father when he would
appear at the barn. Once they locked
the old man in the barn and then
threw stones through the windows.
One day Inst June, the boys wore at
their wonted capers when Mr. Sweeney
swooped down on them and captured
the MoGurn boy. The prosecution
claims he threw the lad to the ground
face downward, caught him by the
ears and pressed his face into tho
ground. 3lr. Sweeney swore he simply
caught the lad by an ear and held him
while he reprimanded Jiltn and told
him what he would do to him if lie
did not keep away from the premises
and cease annoying his nged father.
The boy's left ear was lacerated and
his right ear slightly cut as If by linger
nails. Br. O'Mnlley testilled to having
put two stitches In tho left ear.
"WITNESSES VEUE RADICAL.
Some of the witnesses for tho prose
cution evidenced a desire to make
things as black as possible against Mr,
Sweeney. lion. (.'. P. O'JIalley eon
tented himself In the cross-examination
of some ot these evidently biased wit
nesses, with having them demonstrate
their animosity. One of them, 3Ir.s,
V rVAAVW WV WV";1
Can Gef Pari of If
TO KIMOW IT
Introducing "huow Unite" floui, a.s In It)
lla MiciiKlh-ita Nhiknc-IU cetncs-m
prose ndvertiss- ,,..
prose advertise. -..
t consist of not
Aye., Scraulon, Pa.
Murray, who had declared Hint the
aide of tho hoy's hend wan turn off,
Brew very much excited when Mr,
O'Mnlley touched Upon a dispute exist
ins between her nnd r.:r. Sweeney ns
to the proper location of their line
fence, nnd Indignantly declared rthe
was not In possession of nny of Jlr.
Sweeney's land. "I enn prove I haven't
tho hlnck ot your linger null ot his
lnnd," she avowed.
The commonwealth was represented
by Assistant District Attorney AW Guy
lord Thomas nnd Attorney 31. P. Caw
ley. When tho case of Miss Lottlo Smith,
charged by Roy Welch with keeping it
bawdy house nt son Oakford court, was
called before Judge Edwards, a physi
cian's certlllcnle was produced to prove
the claim that she was too 111 to attend
court, District Attorney Lewis was
not satisfied that this wns so, nnd nt
his suggestion, Judge Edwards directed
Jnll Physician I.ongstruot to Investi
gate. Dr. Longstieet returned un hour
later with a repot t that he found 3Ilss
Smith In bod, but lo his mind she was
not 111, at least not so 111 that she could
not attend court. 31lss Smith was
brought In by the sheillf after court
had adjourned nnd spent Inst night In
tho county Jail. She wilt be tried to
day. ATTORNEY 31'COURT'S FIRST CASE
Attorney John 31. 3IcCourt, who was
admitted to the bar last week, innde
his Initial appearance as an advocate
yesterday, and won his case hands
down, Frank ilrennan, of Cnrbondnlu.
was called before Judge Wennd, In No.
3, to answer the charge of stealing u
Scotch tender pup from 3Ilss Hannah
Young, a well known young woman of
Carbondnle. Ilrennan had no counsel,
and 3Ir. McCourt was assigned to de
fend him. The testimony of the, prose
cution was that the dog was missed
from the Young house shortly after a
visit there by Urennan, and that Ilren
nan had sold a dog of the description
of the missing one, a. day or so later.
3lr. McCourt argued to the court that
the prosecution had failed to connect
IJrenmm with the alleged theft and
asked for binding Instructions. Judge
"Weaud promptly granted the request
and Brennan went free.
Last week Judge Edwards refused to
allow the commonwealth lo prosecute
Annie Leo on a charge of malicious
mischief, because she was S2 years of
age. Yesterday, Judge Kelly directed a
verdict of not guilty In a malicious
mischief case brought by Sophia
fSchmidt, of South. Scranton, against
her neighbor's 11-year-old boy, Louis
Renard. The lad was too young to be
convicted of crime, the Judge held.
"William Decker, of Dunmore, was ar
raigned before Judge Kelly on the
charge of being the father of tho Illegit
imate child of a neighbor's daughter.
Her father was on hand to prosecute,
but the girl refused to testify against
her alleged betrayer, and tho common
wealth had to agrpe to Attorney J. 3t.
Coibett's motion for a verdict of not
guilty. The jury put the cost on the
NEIGHBORS AT AVAR.
3Uchael Kosakavllch and his wife,
Kate Kosakavitch were arraigned in
Judge Wound's court to answer a
charge of aggravated assault and bat
tery on Mrs. Kosakavitch's brother,
Simon Pt'tritus. The parties live on
Nay Aug avenue. Pelrltus hoarded
with the Kosukavilches, but became
estranged and went to live at a neigh
boring boarding house. This, tho
prosecution averred, embittered the
Kosnkavitcb.es, and late on the night
of July 2fi, 1901, as he was passing
their house, they set upon him and
grievously beat him. The defense was
that Petrltus was the aggressor. Tt
was elicited from the witnessej that
it was pay-day night wnun the assault
occurred. The jury said not guilty and
divided the costs evenly among the
three parties. Assistant District Attor
ney Louis Gramer appeared for tho
prosecution, and O'Brien & 3Iartln for
Similar disposition was made of the
cases in which John Ruane was de
fendant and Andrew AVargo and Theo
dore Trenowits prosecutors. The par
ties worked at Johnson's colliery in
Olyphaut and became mixed up In an
altercation over tho ownership of a
drill. The prosecutors claim the de
fendant viciously assaulted them with
the drill and stones, and the defendant
maintained It was ho who was assault
ed. Joseph F, Gllroy was private coun
sel for the prosecution. 31. J. Ruddy
represented the defense.
A nol pros wns entered In tho case
in which Constable E. J. Neary charged
E. J. 3Ioon, of Carbondnle, with em
bezzlement. The defendant paid the
Joseph Stern, of South Washington
avenue, was on trial before Judge
AVeand, at adjourning time, on the
charge of criminally assaulting 17-year-old
Sprlnca Jurnnk. The defendant Is
a young married man of good appear
ance. The prosecutrix recently came to
this country. Although a girl In years
she Is a woman in nppenraneo, being
easily twenty pounds heavier than the
The charge Is that on Aug, II, last,
after she had been working for the
defendant's family a week, lie locked
her In a closet nnd assaulted her. J,
K, Wntltlus Is private counsel for tho
prosecution. Tho defendant Is repre
sented by John J, Murphy and O'Hrlen
The case in which John A. Keith Is
charged by D. A. Stonu with embez
zlement, was continued on account of
tho Illness of tho defendant's counsel,
John F. Scrngg,
John Dubrey failed to appear to an
swer the charge of larceny and receiv
ing preferred by ex-Superlnteudent of
Police Robllng- and his ball wns forfeit
ed. Ball was also forfeited In tho enso
of John Rreskl, charged with defraud
ing George Ureski out of a board bill.
The cases In which Sylvester F, Cos
grove, Frank Kofczuulskl and Frank
Kinsley are chaiged with the killing of
Daniel 3IcAnllffe, In a meleo growing
out of tho street car strike, nnd which
were nt the head of yesterday's list,
were continued last week, until the
The cuse in which President V. AV.
Scrantop, of tho Scranton Gas nnd
AVnter company, is charged with erlm
Inul libel by Select Councilman AVado
31. Finn will not bo tried at this term of
court. It Is on tho list for next Thurs
day, and when reached will be put over
until April. Tho cause of the continu
ance is tha defendant's Illness.
Novel Question Passed Upon.
A rather unusual stuto of affairs was
disclosed .in an amicable uctlon brought
before j'udge Vosburg in orphans'
court, nnd decided by him yesterday,
Georgu Teaguo died u the city of
Scranton, on the 21st day of July, A.
D, J900, His will contains the follow.
Ing provisions: "I give, devise and be
queath to my wife, Mary Ann Teague,
tho full use and benefit of my veal es
tate, No. 118 North Gnrlleld nventie,
Bcritntmii Prt.i, together with tile hoflse
hold furniture and fixtures therein and
thereon, contained, during her nnttiral
life, providing sho does not ro-mnrry,
After the demise of my suld wife, JIary
Ann, the said real csinlo and eftectn
therewith as hereinbefore referred to, I
direct my executors hereinafter nnined
to sell the same nt the best possible
advantage and divide the proceeds of
the same equally between my live
daughters, etc., etc."
He ulso directed his ulfo "To keep
real estate In good repair so long ns by
this my will she tuny have control of
the same, but In tho event that she
fall to do so, nnd the said leal estate
be allowed by her to run down und de
preclatij by neglect of repairs, payment
ot luxes or in uny other Way, then
my executors to take charge of the
Biimo and keep tho property In repairs
for the best use and Interest of my said
five daughters hereinbefore named."
in discussing the history of the ense,
Judge A'osburg says:
'Ihe leslatoi named llldiard XlriiulU nnd llvan
.1. D.nln at pKcmtoi, and thctc (centlimen hao
performed (he duties of their luiit with care and
fidelity, and have bad the bmellt of the uthlca
nf able coiuwl. They liae, however, been ion.
flouted with an obUncle to the literal fulllllineiit
of the dluclloiu In the will, with icferemc to the
leal estate refened to, for the teiivni thai an t"i
iiiiilnatlon of Ihe iccorih has iltaWil the f.ict
thai the tihtor appawiilly had m title to tlijj
proputy, .iltliough he very evidently (onsiduid
hlmvelf the owner of II. AVIi.it lirtuiiislitntes un.
'It i lit! lhi transition have not been fully :n
tertaliidl, uIIIioiikIi it has been sugtfetted' tli.it
Ihe testator may have had.an unicioided deed or
declaiatlou of tiu-.t In hh prwesfon,wliicli veiled
a tlllo in him, to the land In question. No nidi
papers have coiiie Inlo the powwlon of the c-rciilui-i,
however, and they have no eitilrtite npoti
vvlikli they could hope to succeiifully assert the
title of the testator in an action of cjcttincnr.
In tlic dilemma which thus lonfiontril them.
Hie PU-iuors have veiy piopeily pluced the matlei
befoiu Ihe com t, v) that thcii lighta and hides
In the piuiih-cs may be legally delined. In or
der to i.iii this Muesllon, u formal leipiest was
made befoie the auditor, that the sum nf one
bundled and fifty dollirs be set aside tor thy mu
of the ceiuti,is to defray the expense (if a f-ale
of the propeity on (larfield meiiue. Thi was
objeded to, and the auditor declined to nuke the
allowance asked fur. Kxientlun was taken to the
auditors repoit upon this point, and this pie
stills the iiuchtion at i'Siie In this pioceedims.
The exception is tint the auditor cued in Ids
fli-t conclusion of law, to the effect that the
title to the fiarfleld iivenuc propeity is veil 'd
absolutely In .Mary Ann Tcagtip. and that the pin
visions of the will lelatlnjr to it, are void. H
is tine that lliciv was some evidence futiodii-cil
to 'how- that Cieoiire Teai;ue paid for this prop,
city; but .Kumiiiir this to be the r.i-.o, if l e
allowed the title deed to be made In the mine of
his wife this would npeiate as a gift fiorn him lo
her. Such a conveyance is valid, except a-,
ajjain.l crcditois whose llithls might be af.
feclcd by mhIi tiansfei.
The only matters the court can propeily ten
sldir, ale fhosc which appear in the evidence
olfcied befoie the auditor; and I haw been uuible
to find Miifktcnt in this evidence to establish a
1 1 Hit in the testator in the O.utleld avenue
It i-ecius lo mo that (ho executors in this else
have been well ndvtud not to bring nn ejectment
suit, fnder the evidence taken befoie the nud
iloi, the artion would undoubtedly lie lion
Miiled, as Ihcie is not sufficient to l'nako mil a
"piinia Laic" cae. Although I And no author
it) which mles the question squirciy, I am in
clined lo lay down the mlo that an executor
with power to sell real cMate, the title to which
is in dispute, should not biing ejectment for it,
unle-s lie has evidence to make out a priuu facie
1.1m" foi the (oiiMileralton of u jiuy, I theie.'ore
hold lint the executors ale not bound, under
the evidfiKc in this (ase, to bring any legal pio
ceedings to ircuvcr this pioperty. '
1 cannot hold that the mere' fact that "x-ccu-tois,
aio dlieoted to sell land which the testator
docs not own, tunics with it any obligation in
make the mIc thus nutlioihced. To tike an c.x
tieme inrlime, suppose a man who hid nn real
dale inteiests whatever, should diiect his ex
ecutor., to sell icveial valuable pioperties, ineli
as the Hotel .leimvn pioperty, tho Meais build
ing, or the Council building. Xo one would on
tend that the cxecuton would be bound to cany
out Mi' I) directions. In fact, a court of .-quity
or the oiphiu.' couit, would undoubtedly ic.
strain them fioni thus placing a cloud upon the
title of the' ie.il ownei. The e.xecnlois aio not
bound In take this step, in the present c.ko, and
the allowance foi the exnense of so doing was
Iheiefoie properly icfused by the learned auditor.
The exceptions to the leptit of the answer cue
ovciruled, and ilMilhiition dec md in accoidauce
Engine Sparks Cause Law Suit.
C. M. Rrooks yesterday began an
action to recover $500 damages from
the Delaware, Lackawanna and West
ern company. He was the lessee of a
piece of land on the south side of the
defendant company's tracks ut Glen
burn and on March 12, 1000, he alleges
that sparks from a passing engine set
fire to the grass in his meadow which
in turn set fire to his barn in which his
crops and supplies were stored. The
barn and Its contents were destroyed
and the burning of the meadow made
It necessary to plow It up and rc
It is alleged thut all of this damage
was caused by the fact that the engine
did not have proper apparatus for ar
resting sparks anil that tho burning
In question was due to tho negligence
of tho company. Attorney H, C. Rey
nolds represents Crooks.
UNITED STATES COURT NOTES.
I.ouks and Kingston, of Sa.vre, were yesleiday
dltdiaiged fiom bankruptcy by Judge Anhhild,
of the 1'nlted Mates district touit.
benjamin J. (iierileld, a bheltnnltli ot Camp
town, )ctcrday llleil a voluulaiy petition in
bankniptc.i with (ho fulled Mates district enmt,
.showing Ids liabilities to be ,0J2.S.', and hia
Major Clark looked Over the Eield
and Staff, Non-Commissloned Stnff
and Company A LaBt Night.
The Inspection of Ihe Thirteenth regi
ment was begun last night In the new
armory by 3Iajor W. P, Clarke, of Wil
llainsport, inspector of the Third brig
ade, who looked over tho Held and staff
officers and the uon-commlHsloued stuff
und who ufterwnrds inspected Com
The members of tho company were
Inspected as to general appearance,
drilling In close formation and extend
ed order nnd guard mounting. Com
pany U will be Inspected tonight, The
inspect Ions will bo continued through
out this week and partly Into next.
DIDN'T TURN OVER BUTTONS.
Cnvl Wagner nud John Snyder Ar
rested by Bartenders' Union,
Curl AVngner and John Snyder, bar
tenders' assistants, were yesterday ar
rested at tho Instance of Charlie Hang,
secretary of local union, No, 1H, In
ternational Association of Bartenders,
who ehuiged them with the larceny of
two buttons belonging to the union.
The men were In urrears, ho testilled
at a heuring before Alderman Ruddy,
and refused to turn over tho buttons
when requested to. The euro was set
tled by the two defendants turning
over the buttons to Hang.
The "Best" Is Always "Cheapest."
Buy your Typewriters and Supplies
of "Smoot," tho Typewriter Man;
Guernsey bldg., Scranton, Pa., and tho
satisfaction of The Rest will remain
AND THE BIBLE
PAPER OF REV. D. D. HOPKINS
OF WEST SCRANTON.
It Wns Road at Yesterday's Meeting
of the Baptist Ministerial Asso
ciation Protestnntliim and the
Church of Rome Differ In Reg-rd
to the Authority of tho Scriptmos.
ProtcstnntiBin Believes That They
Ave the Only Authority Bible Is
the Inspired Word of God,
Rev. D, D. Hopkins, pastor of the
First Welsh Uaptlst church, read a
paper before the Baptist Ministerial
conference yesterday on "Protestantism
und tho Bible," which evoked ninny
words of congratulation from those
who heard It,
Rev. Mr. Hopkins came to this city
from AVnloa a few years ago and since
his arrival In this city bus taken high
runk ttmong the clergymen ot the city.
His paper was as follows:
In ilealine vvtlh this Important subject we can
not nvoM the questions: What tin wc comliler
to be the foundation of our belief, and who is
the slandaid of our moral conduct? The think
ing mind, stniounded by so many elements and
some ul tbeni clangerous, cannot avoid sonic ques
tions because they intuially suggest thunsclvrs
iti:v. 1). I). HOPKINS.
to him. If we live for some piupose, before
we can succeed, we mint know what that pui-po-e
i-. A intelligent beings we are mpposed
in art accor.l'ng to ccitlin bins; that Is the
te-timony of our eonsclou-ness: and we know
that our piogicss will he in cxict proportion
to mir thlelit) to the principles of oiu life.
mi'st iii:ui:vi: im: tiutii.
It is evident lliat ire innt believe the tuith,
or bomethlng that has the appeaianco of truth;
anil tint vie must loie it before we can live it.
We believe certain stilemenr.s or dogma", be
cause they appear lo us to be due; and that
is one of (he conditions of our belief, in utlicr
words, we must be convinced that xiliat vie
lead or hear is true befoie wc can believe
it; and it follows that our ielatlon to what
we hear or read will depend upon the reuU
of our investigation, llefoie v.e can be intel
ligent Chrisllins we must think; and it is uni
versally admitted that the bible appeals to the
understanding as well as lo the hcitt and con
science. In viewing (lie question of t lie icllgious life
in this light wc aio not blind to the fact that
the chinch of today is going tluoiigh a veiy
ciitieal crisis. Men of di!Tc-icnl creeds devote
their time and talents to the critical study of
theology .md the history of the ehuich; and
some of the lesults, or fruits of their labor,
.ire levolutionary in character. It should not be
forgotten that theology and creeds are open to
coircclions and modifications; l,ut truth is not.
Mathematical a.xioms cannot be changed; but
some problems can be solved in difleient wa.i.
Truth itself will evir remain the baine. In
the leliglous circle truth will never cau-e us
any trouble or inconvenience; but this cannot
be said of the ciceils because die great ma
jority of. Ihe icllgious peop-.e live tnoie In
the creed than in the truth.
The woild today is swarmed with diffcieut
denominations; each Ins a paitlcular creed;
and they profess to take the lilble as their
text-book and Christ their teacher. All the up-
rcscntatives of the difleient creeds tell us that
the liable Is the highest tribunal for the teltls
ment of all theological and religion, dlffoiemcs.
Hut sometimes they seem lo be guilty of
reading the New Testantent in the light of
the creed; while they ought to c.xnmlne the
creed, taking the word of Cod us their li?ei.
Our leason for the above is, that our creed is
supposed to bo a summary of the word of tlod;
and as one author sajs: "The lilble is the
Word of flod to man; the creed is the anivvcr
of man to Cod," Knowing that there aie to
many "sects" in existence today, and that they
represent difleient creeds, we cannot but ask the
question: l)oe the bible teach one thing to
one and another thing to the other; or. Does
the lilble justify the existence of the tlirTeicnt
divrchcs and dcnomlnitions?
VNTII. TIIU Itr.rOltvfATTOX.
The Church ot Jtcnie wan the (hutch of tic
clllliEcd w oi Ul from the fouith century, at least,
until the Iteformitiou in Hurope; and hlstor
inn (ell us that this iliurch is a nilxiuie uf
C'hiislianily md paginlsiu, notwithstanding tie
bitter experience f C'aidlnil Xewrnan a'lcl uth
era in their relation to the Tiaetariaii Move
ment. When Constantino found out that Ihe
Ciiiistlau soldiers were fetiongcr than (heir ml
vcisaries, he nude fhlistianlty.-by an "lniptii.il
decree," the lellgion ot the state, bill accord
ing to the Itouian constitution the cue ot ic
Ilglon wa.-i (iitiu-lcil to the dill migUliale;
so, the xny act of nuking Cliiiatlaulty the
religion of ihe state meant Hut Coiistautlre
was to be the bead of the ditiiih,. One fact,
which Is very significant, will suflici (o piuie
that Constant I ne was not a fully converted man
to the Christian religion; tho coin he issued
hail the name of ChriVt on one side and the
flgiire of Apollo (the god of piophe(y, of twig
and music) on the other, lie took this step
fir his own take and not bceau.-e he was a tvuh
coiivt'ited Christian. Hut in time, as the church
grew in stiength and Inlhieiicii and tluemplre
giew weilier, the authority was tratisferied fmm
the emperor to the bishop.
And from tint time the uiithnrll) of the
church Is invested in an ecclesiastical and not
In a civil dignitary, liver since tint (hnngo the
Churcli of Home li.n maintained, with "a kind
of obstinate cimsKtinty," that the pope Is the
head of the iliurcli and vliai of tlod. And
mitll the Itefoi niatlon that clmrdi was univer
sally (oiLsldeied the) homo of "revealed truth,"
at well as (he rcpicscut.itlip of ;od in the
woild. Put we imut not overlook the fact that,
before the information bioke out, the re vveic
men who had tho courage, of their conviction
to adheio to their piinciptes; they hi hi and
preached that the Itoimiu Catholic ehuicli was
not tho church of the Ait and KuUilci. They
had to suitir cruel pcr.eeution, for their teach
ings and practices; but like l.uthcr, Mclanulivn,
Zwingli, etc, they fued the world in the name
and fe.c of Cod, Striitly speaking, lln "ra
HgluMS sects" uf today are the otl.piings of die
ltetoriiut Ion ; and though they ilinir, one fiom
tho other, un tome minor point, they all join
In protesting again.t the Church of Hume iiiul
even agafii-t the eslablUhed Church of Kug
land; and the leason for the protest Is the
word of Cod. These "eecU" Join hand in hand
tu fight the battle it icllgious llbtity, and .vet
they are antagonistic; and appaiently Irircnuill
able. The I'rolt'stauts are divided into sections
and even lino 'factions; hut the Human Catholic
church U not, heme the secret of her miccm,.
IIKI'HKSKST PIlTKltll-xT V1KWS.
lioiuanisni and Viotestantlsiu as will at 1'uri
tauUui and nonconformity aie ecvlesiattlral
terms; aw they icpresent tho diifuent views of
dllfeient schools of theology and church gavviii
ineiit. No buck ternn are found In the hlitoiy
of the Apostolic churih, which, if the New TVs
tamcut is cunsldcied to be our authority on all
lvliglout questions, nnU be our Ideal thuuh
today. What we mean by the "Bible" Is "the
truth In the form of life and fact"; ami our
creed U tiroply our conception of the lilble in
It II Irnportamt u i.j iiJ n
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m Ihvlbnd Cluqi I, rU i't "il t"
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a logical and iloiniiitlc' form. II Is the history uf
a life culminating in the Christ. He pieaehed
and lived the principles of the kingdom of Cod;
and It w.i given to tho apostles lo organbe
the iliurch, which was not supposed to be un
end, but rilher a means to nn end. So it fol
lows that the cliu.cli was subordinate to, and
came into existence for the pake of the king
dom; and not the" kingdom for the sake of the
church. It is an organied bod) existing in the
world for die adianeetiient of the laws nml
principles of Ihe kingdom of tlod. Hut this
point la overlooked or hut sight of very often;
lience the liidlllcTcrne and supertlelallsm that
chaiaiteiiic the iiouconfuiinist (hurclies at the
present time. In a ler) mysteiious manner our
irligious lite bs beiome a matter of taste and
not of pilndple; the cheapest article In the
market is the best: It w not so with the
apostles; llielr Ideal was in the Cliri-t and not
in the litual of the popular religion of their
It should not be forgotten that we. In order
lo be able to define our position as Protestants,
mut seek for the definition in the end the
apostles had in view when organizing the flr,t
church. It is true that the natuic of our en
vlionments is dilleicnt to what theit's was, but
it is equally tine that the mis-Ion of the church
is exactly of the same nature in every age. It
is nothing less than the propagation of truth,
and ultimately the final victory of Christ nvir
t lie world. Hence the end of the Itefonnatlon
must be, a chinch spiiltual and undivided; a
body of belleveis fice from the trammels uf
human traditions; and, like Chiist, in the
world but not of the woild. The reformers be
gan this gieat vvoik with much earnestness, zeal
and detenninition; they hid to sulfer persecu
tions because they had the courage of their
convictions to ignore the traditions of the
Chinch of Home, and to bedel fi.-t tu the sim
plicity of the gospel; and il Is ours to carry
on tint work, and to do what they left un
don'1. DiiTintK rnoii church of iiomi:.
Wo diflci from the Cliuich of Home In legaid
to the authority of the Scripture According
to the creed of that church the tiaelltions are
equal in autlioilty to the lilble; while we hold
that the Hllile Is the only authority, and there
foie find on all questions peitaining to our faith
and conduct. It teems that .Wwnian. becaii.-e
he could not find the Church of Kugland pre
vious to Hie Itefonnatlon, joined (he (Imnli of
Home; and that I.uther and other, became
Ihey could not Und (lie apo-lolie idea. Ill the
Romin Catholic chinch, left her and faced the
woild with the Woid of Cod in its simplicity in
their hearts. They brought with them some
thing", which, had they been left vvheie ihey
were, the 1'iotestint church would be in n
healthier state and better condition today, l!i:t
the Hefonners did noble work and it is a re
maikable fact that 'they were so dean. '
The argument ortho reformers was that the
religious traditions weie human; the Hible was
the inspired word of Cod, and the apoatolic
church the Ideal. It was their mission to lead
the men of their time and the future genera
tions away from the Catholic tiaelltions aid cen
ter the mind of the Ultuie ages on the infallible
word, as Cod's will; and lo define the church
In piiuciplo and government In the light of the
Bible. They tiled, and succeeded to a great cv
tent, lo teach men to think for themselves;
and In that they were diametrically opposed to
the customs and practices of the Catholic church.
It was theii's to point out the simplicity of the
doe trine and llfu ot Christianity; ami to do
away with the idols the litual and the religious
ceremonies, which weie held as isicrcd p isjji.
In that Unlit the Iteformalion was a cen-uie
on the Honun church; and the Hible was opened
for the woild to reacl it. The icllgious freedom
we enjoy today is the lesult.of the Hefonintion;
and though an important section of the Church
of Knglaud Is at it tr)ing; to undo the work
of the refoimcrs, we still believe, and we believe
because the Hilile teadies us the doctline of
pci -tonal ie-ponsibillty, lh.it man can approach
Cod without the aid or Inteivcntioii of an oi
dilncd piMor or priest.
xr.xpr.scv w todav.
Still there may be a tendency towaids Itonir
in our churches toda) ; not In doctline, but in
limit li goiunineiit and practice. The Hilile Is
not trad and studied as it should be; people
go to tliunli because habit has become a law
In their life; some aro satisfied with a certain
amount of molality; and the lesult 1,. Hut the
ehuidi. vhlih wm In Apostolic times ,i pliltu.il
body, has developed Into a inac-hlue. We mea
in ( our Kiiiecs toeliy by the length of the'
"chuiih loll"; and the spliitud element, which
houlil be considered of prime Impoitaiice, Is
mini) at a lion plus, 'I Ids in itself, apait from
other featuies which thaiactcrire the life of noil
lonforinbl churilies In the twentieth centnrv,
proves that we aio drilling awa.v, unconsciously
ma) be, (loin the golden itilc of the apostolic
tliiiif.li. Wc are fir from believing that wc
have no autlioilty to nilapl ourelvcs to the
needs of the age; wa should keep our e.ves
open and watch the opportunity) but we have
no light to sacrifice tint truth or make a com
promise for tlic sake of anything, Wc aie the
guardians of Ihe tiutii; ami it is our duly us
well a mir piivllegc In pleach and live that as
we iiiideistaiid it In Ihe life nf ChiUt. Chiiidi
government Is u nutter uf cxpcdit-iiiy, and' al
wa).s open lo alterations and uiodlllcations; but
Ihe principles and doc dines of Clir!tiaully aie
at (lie loot of thc existence ot the chinch,
and we hive no authority to touch them,
Jrstii Chiist preached the "Kingdom of. dad";
ami f.ild when refeiring to tlic subject, "Mfn
of violence lake It by force." This Is liutli at
Hist hand; and it means that linn cannot ciitn
Into the kingdom cully. Tho iuietion that
rfiiulns for us to deride l; How do, we elwlne
Ihe term "salvation," or, what Is tho londi
Iton nt n;ir irilieiltiug denial life?
Theie Is no Incongruity in the teaching of
fhrh-l; and had He changed or modified the
conditions of salvation, as they weie express el
In tiie Sermon on the Mount, lie would (ei
tilnly hale raid something to that effect in
ill-, discourse in the upper chamber. The Lord
gave the dl,ilpltsatho ethical iiuaulng of ihe
Setmoii on the Mount in the word.! "This
Is my coiiimindriieni, that je love one anotlur
as I have lived ,von." To live is to love;
and the Chi Ut I.m, In his couJuct. pics his
hot to Imitate the I hi 1st, The tut hollo. piict
tells U4 that outside his c ninth salvation is
impossible; while we, on the other hand, be
lieve that a man cannot be a tme member of
the ihurth unless he k u subject In the king
dom of (lod. It means faith in Cod and ChiUt;
and abiolute suiiendir lo tin: claims of the
According to 1'aul's doctline of salvation,
Jesus saves men fiom sin ami not from hell (if
1 am allowed tu iw Mich turn); but salvation
from the latter U Included in the Mnie-r, and
vet iuiposaihle without it; because heaven Is
i lit place for the vlituous only. If -i man is
saved from sin he Is saved fiom its uvalU;J
but the effect cannot be avoided unlc the
iauc is removed, 'flu few onl) look at Ihe nul
of the Incarnation and (he ethical meaniuj uf
libation in that light.
Sometimes wc, an pastors, ic called lo sec a
' (cllovv-belng that In on the verge of eternity;
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vvillil the nut llnvllnid & (Jo.
l'lemh ( hlui )oil villi find II at '.sir
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& (. China for less than .Von buy
Imitations elsewhrre. If )uu never
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wc will prove It to )oii.
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l'urs Itepilred. I'iih Manufaduircr, 'Haw I'ciU
he elieads the Idea ot passing away iutii tlin
"unseen" wllhnit having the pastor tej inlci
ecde ill his behalf, fo.getllng that uery peiaon
dunes the Uy.s uf heaven and hell, as far jh
lie person illy i eoiueiiied, in his own liaiieb.
When .If-iis iay "mine," It is ouis to my ves
or no; but tu follow lliui means the denial
of m1( and the bcailng of the cutss. We nin-t
follow .Itslis before wee (an be with Him; und
if we aie not following, neither pistor nor
pilot can urry lis unto tlu I'athei's house,
t-avoiurola' cnieutn of death was pronoun 'eel
by the uuthorillis of the Catholic church ill
IToicucr In Ihe fifteenth century; after lliat
look plate lie wa cvcnminiinlialetl from th
ehuidi; but l rule he via led lo the place pf
ewuliou, plenaiy Indulgence was giunled ilpi
ill Hie wolds: "Ills Holiness, our Lord Alex
under VI, i plea-ed In ilvllui you from tl.o
pains of puigaluiy, giving )oii itcitUy inUul
Li'iitc of )oiir sin,, and icstnrlng .von tu your
Hist Inuot.nce!" He was good cnuiifh for
lieaveu but not for the thaul)!
Iteception to Mr, Woolley,
Hun, John G. AVoolUy who is to leu
turo, this CivenlUK In 'the North Muln
Avenuu Tabernacle, will ho (iresent this
afternoon ut an Infounal reception to
bo given In his honor by tho centrafl
AVoinen's rhrlstlan Teinperance Union
at Gueinsey hall. Kverybody welcome
Comu and hrinir your friends to meet
und hear this world lenovvned orator,"
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thu Scruutou Clearing House Abssocla
tlon, will closo AVcdnebday, February
V; Tuesday, February 18; Saturduy
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count of holidays,
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