Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 22, 1876, Page 6

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 22, 1876 Page 6
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6 RELIGIOUS. Convention of Christian Work ■ 1 ora at Farwell Roll. Preparation for Austrclato Obriatinn . ,Work-i-How la lConduot Prayor-Meetings. The nest Wny to Get Hold of Non-Ohurcli.Qoora, Ihe Came of Tomporanoo—TJiss of In qniry Mootings—To-Day’i Programme, Review of the Sunday-School Les- son for To-Morrow. Tlio Effect Traduced by Peter’s Preaching to (ho Jews. THE CHRISTIAN WORKERS. CONFKHENCB AT PAKWELL HALL. A conference of Christian Workers of Chicago and vicinity was opened yesterday morning at Farwell Hall. Mr. John V. Farwcll presided, and (hero was a largo attendance of ministers and lay people of all denominations. Tbo pro* eoodinga throughout were deeply interesting, and gavo evidence of a grand religious awaken ing in tho city. Mr. P. P. Bliss was present, looking as strong and vigorous as ever. His singing formed ono of the most agreeable fea tures of the day. After some tuno had been spent in devotional exorcises, tub. .von* r. rxnwp.r.L opened the first topic for discussion, " Prepare t;on Needed for Associate Christian Work.” Ho mid wo were co-laborers with Qod, ami could do lolhlng without Him. This was the foundation' irutb with roforonco to tho ptogree* ami hue sees of Chrl-tlan work ; it was utterly impossi >lo to do anything with tho Word of Qod in our mads unless it had sunk doop Into our hearts by ho baptism of tho Holy Spiiit. Tlio disciples of Dhrist, who had been so wondrously successful n tbo salvation of souls, had boxu called ignor tut men, hut they bad knowledge which thoo ogical institutions often failed to inculcate,— ;hoy had the knowledge of God. given them by lohuh Ciirist nnd reinforced after Ho went up on iign by tbo lluly Sphil. DU, OUISKEV followed on this subject, remarking at the out let that bo lovod as.'ociato work and liked to co operate with men actuated by tho uoldc arabi- Lou to save pools. We needed preparation far every true Christian work, and could not prose cuto it Kuccojsfullr mUioiit a deep and abiding love for Christ mid Hih mbsion. A man might go through all iheintoilcctmil processes of Guh pel lubor, but without this passion lor souls bis efforts would bo destitute of power. Toacliiovo success iu tbo Hold of humanity wo roust go with broken hum Is, and soul* molto.l in tender ness, nml with tbo conscious.irsn that wo woro sinners saved bv tho matchless grace of Christ. In order to rcncW cfloellvo service, wo should have a plan of labor and persevere in it; wo should stand together and move >to:t*hly on to what should 1)0 tho common goal. cieir and defined convictions of rulmiuu woio also csßonLnl in Him work, and, having such convictions, wo should be loyal to thorn. In hm experience (ho largest Catholicism and broadest viowu were among those who had clear and sharply-cut view* of Christian truths. Tho-o who woro everything on a eliding scale, und firatod about liberality, wero generally tho most (liberal men. and moat likely to trench upon organized Christian work. la conclusion, tho reverend gentleman spoko of the good ssivjco to ’bo effected by theso convocations in bringing members of all denominations together iu God's service. Tin: m:v, j. n. walker was tlio next speaker. Ho followed up Dr. Cheney's lino of thought in a great measure. While it was necessary to havo a plan and knowledge to do associate) work, it wan also necessary to realize certain facts, one of tbe most important of which was that Christ fuvoicd no particular denomination, but was accessible to all humanity. They should sink dcnoiuiuattODallnm. or koop tho fences so low that iht-y could reach over and go hand in bind m tho labor of saving souls. Self should also bo forgotten in tho groat work. All dis tinctions should be laid aside, and they should be one in loyalty to Christ. It. was also neces sary that tboy should know of the things they preached, so that men should become impressed with thoir earnestness. TUB REV. T. P. MARSH thought tho airao preparation was needed for associate as for sonaralo Christian work. It was necessary there should bo a positive conviction of a demand for such work. Certain oondiliona rendered associate labor hot ter than Individual work. Tor instance, a general revival must bn done by a<moctatim; no single Church could offoct much iu that direc tion. The realization nf this fact was one of tho secrets of Moody’s success. 'I hero must also bo nu enthusiastic response to this conviction. A spirit of un'ty was needed, so that Ihov could rise above all barriers, and proceed with an over whelming desire to save souls. The Hov. 31. M. I’stkhursl then led in prayer, ind, after ahvmu, TUB REV, W. A, BARTLETT Introduced tho topic, “How May All Bo Profited by Evangelical and .Revival Services It was generally accepted that those services wero profitable, and that if all men wore brought nnder thoir power they would be greatly bene fited. Evangelistic labor »as spasmodic; it was out tbo regular pastorate or the Christian Church with its varied organizations, bat tho labor of I man without a pastorate sent out to the work hko the Apostles. The true power of the work was in uniuu. It reached all classes of society, tnd set tho churches to work after the needs of truth had been sown. Great results «ero at tained by the labors of ignorant men in tins field; tbe masses wore reached by bad grammar and cramped logic, uttered with tho Vital force that shot from the heart of Joans as Ho died at Calvary. THE REV. MR. I'ARKJIURST delivered a brief address on tho same subject. In order to derive benefit from revivals they must have a drop and lasting conviction of the truths that wore preached. Tho. unconverted (soneraily thought thoro was a lack of genuine ipirituality iu revival meetings, and to overcome this difficulty it should to ihuwn that God Himself was working through tho leaders. Individual prejudices md opinions should bo forgotten, ana thoy mould place themselves unconditionally iu tho bauds of those iu charge of tho mooting,—-in ether words, to go it blind. 'I Ins might bo hard to do, hut they should not to afraid to consign themselves to tho care of good Christian men in those protracted meetings. There should alio ho opportunity for growth after tho reviv als ; tho condition of men was completely changed through their instrumentality, and they could not return to the old grooves. What ever restraint was needed should bo applied with a Christian spirit and intelligence that would command tho rospoct of tho convert*. He hud seen many driven from the Church simply becauso of proiudices and opinions. A man should bo permitted to think as the Holy Ghost inclined him. To make conversion per manent, au atmosphere congenial to the young converts was essentially requisite. This was a truth which could uut ho too carefully consid ered. nre rrv. w. j. kiuimott also spoke on this subject. The apostolic prece dents should bo followed in this matter of re vival*. It was only after three years of careful Instruction under Clirwl that tuov weut forth >o the mlstlou which had intlusuced the whole world, The Idea of revivals being qcccs luiily spaouiodio wae objecliouablo ; an'loug as they kept tboir hearts wanu with the Holy hunt they might enjoy a revival. It had been dearly shown that if they desired great and per uaucut remits from evangelical gatboiiugs tbo eiders should bo thoroughly Instructed iu tbs 3t)spgl j tbo rest should be left to Qod. 10ft nxv. nwm j. numiku. laid the profit of evangelical work was not worth laving if it would uoUaat; end souls were nut rortn winning unless th«y wore won into me Liogdom of iinavou. The reason *vby many of ho converts fell away was (hat they did not rork right. Whoever tried to save souls should ruiuetshsr that thoughtfulness waa the first •top ( souls should bo woo, pot by appealing to impulses but to roasou. Blotters should bo coomosd pr the error of their ways, and made o seo that b«U was before Urvm. When this conviction was reached 1b a rational mannnr. conversion was euro to follow and bocoros per* manent. , ~ Tbo noonday prayer-meeting waa then bold, Ibo greater portion of tb# largo audience ro* tnaining to participate in the exorcises. Tho subject, "Prayer-meetings: How to Conduct Thom,” was open-rt by Dr. w. W. Evsrts. who earn some excellent suggestions on tbo subject. Tlio Hove. Jl. I). Hhepbord, I’. P. Williams, N. H. Axloll. Mr. 11. 0. Bpiffcrd, and others, also briefly «xprs«sod tbolr views. Tbo proceedings woro then adjourned to 3' o'clock. Tbo Convention came to order shortly after 3 o'clock. Tbo exorcises commenced with tbo hymn, “ Wboaoevet will may oome." Tho Rev. Mr. Parkbarat road a portion of Scripture, and die Itov. .'Sir. Voukor oiforod up prayer. Tbo first topio on the programme was “THE mrOUrANUR or INQUmV-MEKTINOS, AND ItOW TO CONPOCT TftEM.” A Presbyterian mlniolor commenced tbo dia* cnaaioi), by elating that bo bad been nnablo to gain many facts with regard to tbo origin of tlioeo meetings. 11>0 first revivalist wbo mado tisoof the inquiry-meeting was tbo Roy. Dr. Nottlolon. and lie found that, wbotoyor that gen tleman went to preach Christ, mention was niado of this class of meetings. Their purpose was to facilitate the coming Of sinners to Jesus, and to lead them by persona! consultation to tho path of light. It differed in this respect from the preaching service and the prayer-mooting, which could not be exnocled to have tho same beneficial effect on sin-hardened souls. Wo had an account of tho liret Inquiry-mooting in (bo description of Pentecost. That meeting, how* over, preceded tho preaching : whereas tbo mod* rnt meetings succeeded tbo ordinary service. Tlio value of iboinquiry*mce(ing was threefold ; First, to the pastor t second, to tbo believing congregation ; and third, to the snmor. It was nenoticial iu the first respect, inasmuch as it brought tho pastor into closer communtoh with bis congregation. Nothing was more easy than fot an intelligent mau to bedazzle his audience with bis sermon*, but such preaching had little per manent offset on the hearts of those hungering for the broad of life. There was a klnd.ot preaching, that of weaving Gospel truths togeth er, and bringing them homo to tho humblest of his congregation, which required hard study, and could not be learned by the more Rcanniui of theological aids. Bitch a method of inculcating the Divine truths was peculiar ly adapted to tbo inquiry-meetings, whore people were freer, ami anxious to bo taught. IliuHO mootings should bo hold after tho Baboath services, when soul* were iu that condition which rendered them easy to be caught in tho net of salvation. Niuo-tsntha of those who attended the mootings were strangers who had happened Into the church mui boon pierced with tlio arrow of God’s love. Pastors should bo careful not to make tho Invitation coo broad. They did not pant thoso at tbo meetings wbo woro not im pressed : they Injured tho earnest people by thoir careless demeanor. Many woro turned from tho Havior by injudicious ooiivorsntions in tlio meeting room, and leaders should bo ex tremely careful not to wound hearts seeking after Christ. They could not got along without tuo inquiry-meetings. Thom wore multitudes in tbh city who could alone bo reached by this method of salvation. Tiir. br;v. n. s. caShnb made n few i>l aervationa on tho topic. He thought ihero was an inquiry-meeting hold long before that ol!udo;l to by tho last speaker j lie found mention of one in 11. Kings, which had excellent results. Those meetings wore very ancient and ought to be held iu groat respect by tlio people. Tho most profitable iuquiry-meot lugH, In bis oxiKitietico, wore those held at tbo homos of members of a congregation. In thu present dev Oluiet aud tbo cross were exalted, and 100 httlo was thought of tho Holy Ohort. Those mootings should ho brief, cleo they would become urgimmutativo, nud people would come week after week mid toll their stones, which was a monotonous und undesirable state of things. The first meeting ho held in Chicago was a per fect failure, owing to its capture by one nnn, who persisted m telling how ho found tho Savior, Inquiry-mootings should contain thoao who woro ready searching after tho tiuth. and not those with a taste for theological discussion. For himself ho liked the altar method of inquiry bettor than any other method; a inau could bo wrestled with with bettor results iu QotVs sanc tuary. the hev. r,m. panKirunsr said ho had held inquiry-meetings after tho Hibbatu services for a great many years, and was convinced of thoir groat utility both as re gards pastor and congregation. Ordinary church work was in a great measure useless. Pastors worked tho greater part of tho year to kill tho time between tbo protracted mootings, dhe inquiry-meetings, However, gave the min ister a mark to aim at all the year round, und therefore should bo encouraged. Tbe llov. George 11. Fooke also spoke on tho subject. Tho word " Jesus” covered bis Gos pel, and ho believed if there was anything which cm Id unify tho workers in Christ it could ho narrowed down to Hut word. Tbo hoy-uote of (m.ico.-b was to pi each iho Gospel apeciiically, and not to beat about tho bash. He behoved in distributive preaching, ami upon tho threshold of the Inquiry ho would warn manors not to expect too much at ilrst, Tho groat drawback to per manent conversion was the expectation that sms would bo swept away at once. Tbo next tuple, u Gospel Tomparancs Work," was opened by MISS F. E. WIU.AUD. Of the 40,000.0Ui» people in America, she said, one in every suvou was an habitual drunkard, ruining Ills body and soul, and sowing the seeds of disease m bis offspring, ic was the most natural thing in tho world Iliac tho Church fihould go with argument and mayor 'to tbo RBsisianco of this un fortunate seventh person. Woman was specially adapted to combat this crying evil. Hho const!- tiuod two-lhlrda of the rauk and lilo of the Church, and was, moreover, most liable to suffer from the curse of intemperance. Besides wom an's teach. hr in this respect would roach where that of few ministers could, and tho two years in which she had been in the field she had dem onstrated her capacity as a moral teacher, and done excellent service. It waa a bloaacd uay in which wo lived. Christian workwas not deemed impossible now; in every (own ami village it was being prosecuted with vigor and success. Mis. Carso then followed with a short history of the Bethel Homo work of the Woman’s Christian Union, tine pointed out the groat suc cess of the mission, and aopoalod for contribu tions to help on the work, tin. Barnes also spoko on the topic. Hbe said the question was often asked whether men wno signed (ho pledge were permanently cured of thoir habits of mtoxication. In reply to this she read extracts from a memorandum of casus which had came umlar her own observation, aud which proved tnat, aa far as her experience went, very few of the reclaimed drunkards 101 l away from grace. mission wort;. The Rov. A. J. Jutkuis introduced the topic, “Mission work; how to got hold of tho imu church-goers.” There are 183 churches in Chi cago. Of theeo 28 wore Homan Catholic, and 12 had Utile protonso tu tho matter of conversion. This left H 5, representing congregations who buiieted with more or less intensity tu the need of conversion ami Us possibility. Those church ed, at a liberal estimate*, would seat 72.500, or, taking in tho others, i&U,Uil<). Probably about that number attended cburch on u fair Sunday, and, if no took those who attended occasionally, wo would have a larger number. It was therefore ap parent that ihonon-churcb-gocra wero a numer ous class m our city. Those who remained away from church wero, In the first place, Infi dels, aud Him lulVluluy **s born about fifty years ago of formalism. The second class was tho vicious aud selfish, who had eomo religious notions, but who did not like the churches. The third class, which constituted a very largo per centage of tbo non-atUmdatils, was the neglect ful. How should wo attract those people tu the churches? Thoro was but uue answer which would thoroughly meet the case—it was simply to reproduce in our lives the life aud spirit of Jesus Christ. This should be laid down as a fundamental principle, and would have some at traction fur tho non-church-goers. Again, all the adjustment# of the ehurch should ho such as to remove, if possible, all excused for non attendance. TUB REV. J. MONRO QIUSOJf, in a few brief letuatks, showed that more of the spirit of the ancient Church was required iu order to make Christ s cause more successful in those days. In Hie constitution of the Church, pravorfulnost), hSuosty, union, and equality were attended to—four qualities which had groat attractions for the masses of the people. The Kev. H. L. Martin was of the opinion that tuo Church, which waa so active in foreign missions, ralliur overlooked our hoathsa at homo. Ministers should go oat into the high ways and byways of our land, and tell the sim ple story of Curiat. Buch u course would soon rouse tuo people into an interest iu lohgiou, aud great good would bo affected. The iiuvs. J. M. Whitehead and J. I). Btm also bnotly spoke on the question, after which the Couvuuliou udjourued to half-past 7 o'clock. I'iIOOKKUIXiiS, The evening was devoted to a revival service. 1 There was no abatement of the interest. The hall was comfortably tilled, and the large sudi- 1 once Joined in the vs-miu brums with groat! fervor. Tor the Aiat|haU-hour a service of soug was held, the chorus choir of the Y. 81. 0. A. leading. At 8 o*ol9oß (he Her. 0. L. Thompson came THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SATURDAY’, APRIL 23, 1870-TWBtVE PAGES. forward to dollvw a sermon to voting man. The reverand gcntlotnau took as his text tha follow* Ing pasiagfl t flirn, «b»t must I do to bo ssvsd ? Relievo on the Lard Jesus Christ and thou ahsU bo saved. No mom important question than this could po propounded, and no more simple answer could bo given. It was perfectly manifest to anybody wbo read tbo Gospel and studied (be teachings of tho Apostles that tbo fundamental requisite for being saved . was that wo should believe, and that our satv.itioa was to come from faith. The preacher went on to give a definition of faith, pointing his remarks with apt Illustra tions. Ho also sliowcd that the great power of the Apostles arose from thoir simple belief in tbeir Divine Master, and that the only way to salvation was to follow in (heir footstep* lu conclusion, Mr. Thompson exhorted bis bearers to look at once to J esus and bo saved. The ser mon was purely an evangelical one. It was somewhat rtisjolntml, but was delivered with great earnestness, and bad a wonderful effect On tbo audiohco. . After the sermon ithe service partook largely of tho true revival upirit. Prayer win offered up by several persons iu the audience who bad boon evidently touched by ibo Holy Spirit. As soon as tbo leaders thought tho feeling was at the proper pitch. AH INQtftnT MEETING was bold. Conducted by tlio Rev. J.M. Caldwell One or two persona expressed a dcfire to pursue tbo subject of religion farther. Advice was given them in a brotherly spirit, and a short space of time dovotod to prayer. The proceed ings terminated at half-past 9, man? of those who attended the evening meeting admitting to a gioator anxiety about their spiritual affairs. Tim i'Hoqb'amub op to-dai’s session is as follows 10 to 11 a. m.—Topic for d/Acosrtoh: "Training of Young Converts and Liy-Workon." Opened by tlio Rev. J. M. OtbSon, followed by the Bev, J. J. Irving, tlio Uav. John Atkinson, tad tbe Ucv. H. D. Loan, 11 a. m. to 13 m.—'Topic for discussion: ••Howto Expound and Illustratotbo Word of God,” Opened by tbe Ucv. Hamad Fallows, followed by (be Rev. Join: WilllaniroD. tlio Uev. L. J. lialscy, tbe Rev. W. J. Urdman, and B. F. Jscods. 13 in.—Noonday moating. Tbo International Sun* day-Hobool L«wson. Subject: "Tbs Early Christian Church.” Acts, It., 07-47. Cooductcdjby the llav. O, IX. Tiffany, XL t>. 3 to 3 p.m.—Experience and consecration meeting, conducted by tbo Rev. W. 0. Willing. 3t04 rv m,—Gospel tcmporauco work, opened by Mr*. M, B. Holyoke, followed by lira. Willing and other lidies of tbe Woman's Christian Temperance Union. 4 io3 p. m.—Toplo for discussion: “Young Men, W’hil More Om Wo l)o for Thera? ” Opened by iho Kev. Arthur .Mitchell, followed by the Uov. A. Youkor, the Itor, u. Hilt, John V. Ver well, W. H. Jjcohe. to 8 p. oi.— aoott eervice, 8 to P p. in.—ltoTinl service, conducted by tbo Hoy. d, 11. Adams. otoin p, m.—lnquiry-mooting, conducted by the Ilev. W.A. Spencer. SUNDAY-SCHOOL LESSON. I‘KTEU PREACHES TO TUS JEWS. In an obscure section of a sister State was a small hamlet called "Jerusalem.” Uosldencos wore as sparse as ingots of gold on our Western prairies. Hero, at some .10 mites distance from tbe nearest church. lived a very worthy family, —a husband abd Wife,—wall educated in a Now England town. They came to this sequestered spot for tho purpose of opening to the world rich lauds that had never felt tbe inlluouces of the sun. After a few years had passed away, two daughters and a sou increased their pleasures and their cares, Tho parents and tbo Tillage minister educated (hoso natives of the soil. For throe generations or more, tho ancestors on either side had been leading members of tho churches to which they respectively belonged. I'ho name of Famed, no toss ibaa (bat of Well fare,—(bo mother's maiden name,—wore syn onyms for all that was groat and good. Their daily walk tsauflod to their honesty and integ rity Theso parents aiwavs apont overv Saturday evening in studying tbe Sunday-school Jossou for the morrow. On a stormy .Saturday evening iu March, tho family wore anting around an oval table, and wero beginning to read, when a loud rap was beard at tho outer door. Tho lather, Testament m hand, opened tho door, und theru stood an old, gray-haired man, well drenched with ram, who at once stated that ho was on his way from Dan to Jerusalem, and feared that Jo tbo darkness of tho evening ho had lost his way. •• You are, unload, very far out of your direct coarse," said tho father; como m and spend tho night with ua, fori see yon are old and weary, and those dark clouds in (ho west indi cate mat a still harder rain is on its way.” do tho stranger gladly entered. Tho son took lua hat. tho daughteis spoke kindly to him. the mother—always full of tenderness—bid him a hearty welcome and hastened to supply him with dry clutbinn. " Haro you a family i " said tlio father. “ No,” replied the stranger; '• my wifo and throe lovely children died many yoais ago. lam nowaU alone." And gushing tears chased each other rapidly down bin cheeks. •* Well, wo all deeply sympathize with you. Wo aro study ing thu Suaday-sctiool lesson for tho morrow. los plain tho obvious moaning of tho text. As you knockod upon our door wo woro saving that wo havo in this lesson a swoot picture of Chits ti&n life. Wo soo wbat Bt. Fetor considered tho himplcHt principles of Christianity. Ho seems to prefer .Christ to creeds—tho simplest state ment of facts regarding Christ's Kingdom to tho philosophy of men about theso facts. Ho avulontly dooms it wiaor to humbly and gladly rocuivo God's Word tbau to plunge into the depths or climb up tho heights of lutiimy. Wo may bo sure that Unite man cannot grasp tbo plans of tho Inllnito; that men ought to accept Christ as tbotr Bavlor, without trvmg to assign reasons for what lbs Inllnito has done; that wo ought to believe that Christ died for as, oven if we cannot explain how He atones for tho uma of the world." i’otcr had preached (37) so puagontly that the Jews were pricked in their hearts. Ho was loyal to truth. They saw and heard it. It loft its marks. Tho people said. “His charge is tree. Wo are verily guilty. Wo did ciucify our tho very Messiah our prophets have foretold, aud whom wo bare long hoped to see. Wore wo blind ? He said Ho was tho way and tho Ufa. Hifl light ebono hi darkness, aud.wo did not comprehend it. How blind and how deaf wo bave been.** . Thus these Jews were, nnder Peter’s preach ing, made conscious of their guilt. They did uut duuht it. They conlossod it. They realized that they bad incurred God's displeasure. They became anxious. They wore “ pricked in thoir hearts.’’ They felt sure that Peter aud the good men who wore with him wore truthful; they had confidence in them. They manifested not only re spect and regard, hut uume degree of brotherly love. They said, " Mon and brethren.’’ They no lunger thought that tho Apostles wore full of now wine. "What shall we do?” They saw a dire need of doing something, gome Questioned one Apostle aud some mother. Thoir very oar uosluess indicated that they wore becoming more aud more anxious. They saw mure and more clearly that He whom they uallcd to the cross was.tho Bpotiois One, whom they should UaVo welcomed with tho greatest Joy. Tho more they thought of it, they more alarmed they became. and said to each, other, “Wo uow see (hat our hinds wero deeply imbued In tho death of tho Christ, tbo Prince of Life. Wo are dis tressed. What oau we do ?” ‘ It is plain that those Jews had mot with a won derful change of bean. They reviled and flan* dored Ibo Apostles but ft few hours before. Nov they appreciate llioir characters, and seek tboir counsel and instruction. livery moment in creased Folor’s firmness urn] decision of charac ter. Ho was now old, but Ida occupation in early life had given him a cheat full and broad, a body robust and sttong. it in eala hia conn louauco was open aad bold, hia hair uhort and gray, his beard thick and whito (JHJ, He rose. Homo Jews trembled with fear, oth ers euiilod with Juv. Hsspuke in his usual loud and full voice, "Uepeiit and bo baptized, ovory ouo of you, in the name of Jesus (Jurist, for tbo remission of Bins, shall receive the gift of the Holy Hpint." Bo Fetor atllrmed that repent nice is ibo firat thing, lie no doubt explained bow much ia meant by that word “repent." Ho probably told them that more borrow is hot enough, and that obedience is ibo best lest of borrow and repoutaucu. Kollgion, serving Ibo true Qod, is not srtuvous, but the waut or it is. Obeying Clod bnugs no burrow. Ho Peter told these anxious Jews that they must repent of their past bids, and atrivu to sin no more; that, thou, baptism would indicate that they bad ropcuiod and wore re solved to lead bolter lives. I’etor was short in his expressions, we plenums, fur long sentences impair tlio pungency and l-hdou the force of any idea. Be ho said. liupeut uud bo baptized. Confirm your profession bv upright, liouohc, and viriuoua lives. If you canuot do this, your repontauco is pretense, vour baptism is void, and your faith is dead. Hy being baptized into tbo name of Christ, you promise (o cnicr Ilia service and trust in His merits. For the remis sion of sms means that yuur sins are remitted If you (raly rejfeut, outer Christ’s service, and show your sincerity bv good living, and then you shall have given you so much spiritual force as may aid you iu securing newness of life and fitness for Heaven. (JW) “ For this promise was made to you, Jews—aud to your posiouty, Uod calls all—Jews, and Ueuliloo, bound aad fret), young atul old, 1 ail—even thou, who live In tlio uttermost parts of the earth. God is love. His offers of mercy are free and costless, List men should not see Ills goodness and Ills wlidom In the works and ways of Hia creation, IHsonl Ilia 80n to Invito ail men so to live that way may be Qtled to outer those lieaVonly matalons,—and that Jesus Christ is tbo way—that lio leads Ills friends to heaven bv pidaeant SlHatos and pare waters, which bate tnoir source tear the throne.” These Jews must hata thought that Potor bad pointed out a very taay way to salvation. They mnak have Been that they had no merits of thMr: own—not a single one. They must baveboeu glad whan they board that Christ, if they woro true, sincere in thoir repentance and,in their endeavors ht hotter living, would bo thoir Mediator, Interces sor, and their groat Advocate, whom “God al ways hears.'' i (40) Peter said many fiber words. Ho testi fied oe to facta and prlmiploH, in Christ's king dom, and then urged tbnn earnestly not only to ropont, confess, obey, bit to avoid those bad people wno may wieb to lead they astray. (41) Peter's words musk have boon very pungent " to lisvo pricked tho hearts.'of 3,000 eouin." Wo should like to have heard him preach and exhort and pray. Ho was an tamest man, and uttered Gospel truths with great force and unc tion. 110 did not gtind down his points lost ho should disturb tbs feelings of bis bearers. No, ho "pricked their hearts.” 110 was a pungent preacher. Ho did not sparo tho fool logs of Ufa hearers, but bo artd others saved 3.000 souls in ono day. Probably ho saved more women than men, for women, tuo world over, aro more religions limn men. Women woro lost at tne cross and first atvtbo tomb, and aro al ways active Inovory Christian word and work. (43) Jt must havo given (bo Apostle* groat joy to observe that thoir converts were steadfast In tbo four essentials ot a Christian lire, sound faith, chanty to tho noody, regular attendance upon tho Memorial Supper, and upon tho religious services of tho sanctuary. Tbo Apostles woro anxious that thoir converts Should be well grounded, with roots so long and no strong that trlala, troubles, and temptations could not blow them over, ro that they mav not fall like apple blossoms after a frosty night. (43) Tbo groat events of tbo pontecoetal sea non made all men very thoughtful. All woro deeply impressed with what they had eosu and beard. They noticed a groat chaugo in tho words and conduct of the converts. (-14) Xlioao young Christiana formed a distinct society, hold social meetings, and bold thoir moans in common. - (45) They bad so intense an Interest in each other that tbo woalUir sold tholr possessions and gave freely—no sacrifice was too groat if it would roliovo the wants of somo sister or brother. Aiding tbs unfortunate, assisting tbo needy, bending to tbo Lord, throwing broad upon tbo waters, hoping it would reach some hungry soul—were Imperative duties. They often sac ntlocd their living to tholr principles, and not tbeir principles to tholr living. (40) Those converted Jews did not foreako their temples, in which the; had adored God from their earliest dnya. They ate with gratitude to the Orest Giver. Their iutorost in each othur diffused Jov and increased tho ordinary pleas* uros of life very much Jiho tho church parlor gatherings of tho present day, when religious people—the old hardly less than tho young have smiling faces and pleasant words. (17) They praised God by gonial words, good conduct, am! exemplary lives—aud tholr reli gious characters secured the respect and regard of all the poonlo. Tho Church grew—now mem bers were added every day. What a pity wo oauoot go hack to primitive Christianity I Tho stranger made some very proper remarks. Wo are sorry our space is full, or wo would ro- S eat them. The Deacon said: "My dear obll ron are to be coiilirmod to-morrow. It will bo a day of gladness to us. Will you go with us? The road is very rough and hilly. Tho church is 10 nnlos awav. i'osdbly you may lind that yon are on tho way to tho New Jerusalem to which tbo road is smooth, and gradually rises uutil Christian sees tho pearly gates. We must walk, but our strength will increase as we wend our way. Wo shall go from strength to strength. Will you go? Our minister receives all who lovo our Lord aud Savior Jesus Christ." "Yes. yes, 1 will go." INDIAN TERRITORY. Tli« Grand Coiiiicllh of All llta Tribe* —Jlorul aml industrial I’rogrcay— The •* Indian Herald.” Jtvfnat Contuvondenee o/ The CMeaoo Tnbune. Mumtoarx, Creek Nation, lud. Tor., April 15. —lnformation has been received at tbo ofllco of tho Union Agency, located hero, from tho Su perintendent of Indian Affairs for tho Central Suporintendoney, that tbero will be no session of the Grand Council of all tho tribes (thirty three) of (his Territory this year, unless Con gress makes special provision for defraying its expenses,—tho extra (or adjourned) session of last fall having exhausted tho remaining funds on hand for that purpose. Those Grand Coun cils. ns von aro probably aware, are provided for by tho Treaty of 180(5. and uro invested with full legislative powers, and have been hold annually for tho past six years, commencing tho Ist of each May. The Council of hat year, held at Okmulgoo (tho accustomed place), tho Capital of this na tion, -It) miles west of this village, was mainly occupied In discussing tho adoption of a form of government for all the tribes under Its Juris diction.—subject, of course, to tho approval of tho United mates authorities. It was finally ad journed to moot again tho Ist of September fol lowing. after appointing a committee consisting of tUlrty-thrceof itsuhleat members, representing all the ttibes, to frame a Constitution to bo then submitted for adoption or rejection. An instru ment was duly prepared (the prominent features of which wore sent to and published In Tub Tkidumk last summer) and laid before the ad journed session; but, after somo discussion, It was decided to hold further action in abeyance uutil tho convening of tho Grand Council of tins year. It is by no moans certain that Congress will mako further appropriations for ihe continuance of these General Councils, as they do not appear to bavo accomplished much good beyond bringing prominent members of tho wild trinof in contact with tho representa tives of tholr oivllhiod brothers, and impressing them with the great advantages that are to bu gained by abandoning (heir Idle, aimless, and roving lives, and adopting the industrial, bene ficial, aud peaceful pursuits of tholr advanced brethren. Ho orderly end peaceful has tho condition of affairs become within the domain of (be flvo civilized tribes, (bat it is seldom ibo writer hears of a murder being oommlitod. Especially la (Ilia true of the Cherokoos, win bare had in timsa past such an inonviable aotoriotr in this toward. Lab us uarneatly hope that tlio era of crime In those flvo nations is forever at an end, and (bo dawn of a better epoch at band. Tbo loaning merchants at this and other Ira* C orient commercial points in these nations bavo eon and are receiving largo numbers.of acri cultural implements, which have been and are being rapidly sold to tillers of tho soil, it is a noteworthy fact that a groat roan? Indians— more Indeed, by fur, than have over been known before—and whiles are going to work iu good earnest, preparing tbo ground for the reception of seed ; ami it is believed that, if good weather is vouchsafed throughout tbo spring and sum* mer, latgur crops of cum, rye, rice, and other cereals, will bo raised,— together with a fair yield of wheat,—than have over before boon known in the Cherokee, Crook, and other civil ized uaiiiiiH, t Tho Hon. William I*. lioss. ox-Chlef of tho Cherokees; (tio Hon. I). W. Kushvhoad nud Capt. Qoorgo W. Or&yhon, respectively Troaaurora of tho Cherokoo nod Creek Nations ; Judge Na poleon it. Moore ; Joshua Hoes, Kan,, cousin of the ox-Chiof; and other members of the Indian International Printing Company, held a meeting at thia place to-day, and unanimously agreed to take immediate action with reference to (ho establishment of a paper, to bo called tba Indian Jhrald, on a substantial baule. To this oml, C'apt. Orayeon and Myron I*. Huberts have been deputed to proceed to Bt. Louie, and possibly Chicago, with a view to purchasing for caidi a printing-press and material. Printed notices have boon issued to all subscribers of stock in tho several nations to attend a meeting at tins point the let of May nest, at which time tt is expected that all who hare failed to pay will atop promptly up to tho Captain's olllca and plank down tho requisite wherewithal to cover their subscriptions. - One of tho objects of tbo mooting will be the selec tion of a place for tbo permanent location of tho paper ? and, as this village has boon decided upon lu which to temporarily commence its iml>- licatiuu, it is nut improbable that it*will be chosen. Another will bo llio election of an editor to take charge of thu Herald, Who the coming man will he is as yet merely a mutter of conjecture; but tho witter would not bo sur prised'if et-Clilef lioss should be selected to preside over its destinies. The lead ers of this organization, who are men of high character, iuthtcnce, education, and ability, assort with emphasis that tho Indian is to be devoted to tho support and do louho of that policy which tho Indian conceives to bo beat for the preservation of (its personal and political rights. All questions that relate to the pubtio welfare of the live civilized nations it proposes to discuss in a bold, ctfuful, Just, and impartial manner. • o. B. RAILROADS. The Rockford & Kook Island Rond Again In lint Water. Allegations of Improper Conduct Made Against Mr, Ostorborg. The Court Asked to Again Appoint a Receiver. Uuccrlatnljr About Eastern Freight Holes —How tlio Tool Ended. THE ROCKFORD, ROCK ISLAND «. ST. ilduis. A .NSW fInAPTRR IN THE IXJNO UTIOATTOS Last summer, it will bo remembered' the Rockford, Rock Island ft Bt, Louis Railroad waa sold under a consolidated mortgage of $9,000,000, by dccroo of tbo United States Circuit Court, and purchased by ono Hermann Osterborg, on behalf of a largo dumber of tbo holders of tbo mortgage bonds who reside tn Germany. Tbo tale was confirmed tu November following, and a . few weeks ago Osterborg paid up tbo remainder of tbo purchase money. Since November Oalorborg baa been in possession of tbo road, and glowing re* ports bavo appeared of bin management, A bill was filed yesterday, however, by Mias Jessica M. Hooper, of New York City, which tends to put a very different light oo Ostor berg'a conduct and management.. The bill ia supplemental in character to tbo foreclosure suit, and the complainant is a bolder of some of tbo fiist-mortgage bonds. She sols out that in IriGO tbe Company Issued two soriON'of beads for tbs aggregate amount of $0,000,009. and secured them by mortgages on luo read. Tbo first sodas nos issued m Juno, and comprised 6,000 bonds for $I,0oi) each, and wan secured by a first trust-deed on tbs northern end of tbo road. Too nocoud series, comprising 4,000 beads, was issued in October following, and secured by a trust-deed on all tbo road, but subject to the prior lion of the first trust-deed. Avery large proportion of the bohds wore anld in Germany. In 1873, or prior thereto, the Rail road Company became embarrassed, and failed to pay tbo interest maturing from timo’to time. A committee was then organized in Frankfort. Germany, with the avowed purpose of protect ing the bondholders, ot whom Osterborg was one. Neither he nor any of tboothors, however, wore bondholders. They then induced as many of the bondholders as they could to their bonds and a power of attorney to act, with them, and in 1974 it was resolved to forcloso the trust deeds. Osterborg was appointed the delegate to come hero, and he came and commenced fore closure proceedings. Judge Drummond bold, after a very holly contested argument, that the holders of the first series of bonds were entitled to a preference over those owning the second series, lo bo first paid, and they sub sequently wore awarded 87 per cent of tbo whole proceeds. A decree of foreclosure was made, and the road sold Aug. 10, 1870. by Mr. 11. W. Bishop, the Master tn Ohaucory, to Osterborg, on behalf, as ho stated at the time of tho German bondholders, for tho sum of $1,320,000. Tho complainant alleges that this purchase was on behalf of all tbo bondholders, including herself, who bad nailed under tho Committee's direc tion, and that Osterborg in bad faith neglected to mako thn purchase so that tho records of tho Court would show that ho held tho road for tho bondholders, hut took tho title in his own name. A deposit of $200,009 was given and sub-equeut payments'made until recently tho a hole paid. No deed of tho properly hae yet boon made, nor, as is claimed, has tho sale been finally confirmed. In tho powers of attorney given by tbo bondholders to the Committee, (ho latter were authorized to tauo such steps as would ho s necessary to bring about the most • satisfactory result possible for tho bondholders, to appotui agoms, or trustees, make compromises, receive payments, etc. Tho expenses were to bo homo pro rata, and the bonds were to stand us security. Ad vertisements were made by the Committee and Ostorburg during the foreclosure proceedings to bianco other bondholders to join tho combina tion, promising that thoy should enjoy tho same privileges as iho original parties to tho agree ment. By this moaua about $4,600,000 of bonds wore pul under the control of tho oommlUeo. Complainant putln their hands nine hoods of the first series to be paid toward tho purchase of the road, and gave the usual power ot attorney, Osterborg promising that ehe should have an equal share with tho rest In case he bought the property. lie, h .iwever, as she charges, concealed from her tho fact that she was entitled to a preference in payment on her bonds to the amount of 87 per cent, and she ouly learned this recently after she bad paid an as .BCbameot of 20 per cent in gold, which ho claim ed was nocoxbary for bur, together ntth tho other bomiholdcru, to pay, m order to raise a sum suf ficient to pay lor the propoi ty and make some repairs, Tho amount necessary to be thus raised was stated to bo $1,01)0,000, and complainant allogOß that Osterborg also promised that if she paid her assessment she should receive a first hen on the road for such amount, and new bonds, and that it should bo repaid in tea years with 7 per cent Interest. lie farther intimated that any deficiency caused by the neglect of some of tho bondholders to pay, would lie made up out of the remainder, fine paid her proportion, amounting to $1,G20. Tho Committee and Ostorhorg. as is alleged, subsequently parsed a resolution that all tho bonds, whether of the first or second senes, should bo placed on a common footing, and paid pro rata, without regard to any priority. This resolution was tho result of some machin&tumu of the holders of tho second senes of bonds, nr because tbe Committee wore interested in this second series. The holders of about $3,600,000 of tho bonds have paid their share, but the sum raised ie not safllcient to pay tho baianco of Osterbcrg's bill, ami a loan of $2(10.000 bos been effected by tho Committee from tbe Austrian-German Rank to matte up tbe deficit, they agreeing to eeoure tho amount by a first mortgage ou tho road. Complainant further charges that Osterborg •is about to receive a deed of tbe road, and tbat be will then make the mortgage to tho Austrian Rank, which, however, had full knowledge of her rights when it mode the loan, Osterborg represents that ho has had an offer of $1,609,- 000 for the property, which he refused, because he thought lie could get mote, but com plainant tbinke tho reason was because he demanded a bonus of $100,900 for himself or tho .Committee as o consideration for making the sale, tiho thinks their conduct was a gross fraud ofi her rights, ami those of the other bond holders; that tho property should ho sold for the highest price it would fetch *, amt that she should bo repaid her advances. Osterborg in bor opinion is intending to keep possession of the road as long afi possible or compel tho pur chasers to pay a largo bonus to gel rid of him. Uo has boon id iKisseasion aiuco November last, aud his management has boon a failure, as, in stead of making the road pay running ex penses ho (a Inning, money. About $19,- DUO or $60,000 hae been lust, amt ho hae drawn $0,707.03 for hia five months' work, and tho further sum of $19,310 fur interest, which last amount Lae been given to a relative of his in Now York. Ollier largo liabilities lor work or materials have been incurred which do not ap pear on tho Company's books. Finally sho charges that Ostsrhorg U not E assessed of much property, and that what he aa Is uot in this country ; (hat both ha and the remainder of tho Committee are aliens ; aud that if ho is allowed to keep the property ho will allow heavy lions to bo created against It. Bho Uieroforo asks that a Receiver may be appointed \ that Osterborg may be required to account for bis doings; and tbat new Trustees mav bo appointed to manage the prop erty. Tbo bill is filed on behalf of all bond holders who hare similar wrongs to bo redressed, and Osterborg aud the defeudauts in the original bill are made defendants, Messrs. Wilson aud Perry appear lor complainant. MISCELLANEOUS. EASTERN FBCIOUT JUTES. It seems that tbo roads leading from this city to the Last do not adhere to tbo rates an nounced Thursday. It is understood tba*. rates were made yesterday at 25 cents per 100 pounds on grain from Chicago to Now York. In one in stance it was reported that a rate of 20 cents bad been made. This, however, could not bo traced to any reliable source, and was probably gotten up for the purpose of bearing tbe mar ket. It is hardly probable that any road will caro to carry grain for less than 25 cents per hundred. Tho New York Tima has the follow ing account of the meeting held at Now York last Tuesday, at which the pool was dually broken upi The object of Ilia meeting was to dlscurs the action taken by Uu» cl the Kaw York Central He* d in wllhitrawlng from the comowl entered IMn'le* Ineen the line* en MircU 9, no rif 6a tbs competition with the Grand Trunk Hallway or Canada w»« eon* corned, and *lm the withdrawal of tho manager* or the Lake Shorn from the Chicago " nool." Ilf the agreement of March 3, the rattJ on e»»(-bound freight were fixed on n mileage hull, and the rebate! of 8 eontnporlhU pomida made bf the Baltimore A Ohio end I’enhaytranU Rnilro*J», on all grain aiperted from BalUmora and' I’lilUdelpbla, were re. dttcod one-half. Hie managers of the New York Central, however, refueiog to conalder the arrangement a permanent ona and rceervtng to tbemeelrea the right to make further re* Auctions ehouid the reanU pfore unfavorable to New York. Dpeotnlna satisfied mat Now York was net to reiving her fair anaro of grain from tha Weal, Mf, Tv. It. VanderhiU gave notice, lome days ago, that be would not coueldor lilmaolf hound to adhere to the agreement. The dlucuatlon luk evening wn« heated at tlmm, and a almng effort waa made to induce Mr. S'andcrhlU to keep tho compact, 110 called attention to tho fact (hat, from .Inn. I to April 10, morn than cloven and a half million* of bushel* of gram bad been received in I’iillndolphik amt Baltimore, and that flar ing tho tama period only three ami a half million* bad been brought to New York, Urea during the past week mure than throo hundred and eighty thousand huahcls of grain had been amt to Philadelphia and Bolllmoro, and 48,000 only bad come to thia port. Ho alee pointed to tho largo exccn of grain carried into Beaton fluting the tamo tltno, of which, beaaifl, very llllla had boon carried over the Now York Central. While deprecating a gen eral break In rntee, he inalated that hie Wealora con nection* ihonld bo left at liberty to Judge m to what rates they rhould charge on east-bound freight, and positively refused to hold them to tho maintenance of rates to which they did not fully agree. The rates on* east-bound freight ho aafd bo would leave entirely to bln Woatern connections. It was agreed at the meeting, however, that tho ex isting compacts for tbs maintenance of rates on west bound freight.,and on live nlock and ell from the West, entered into prior to March 3, should hot bo disturbed, but should remain In full form, as they bad proved to be ulletactory to the public and to tbo roads. tug 0,, n. * q. Tho stockholders of tbo Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad will bold a meeting this morning to tako tidal action in regard to tbo amendment of tbo by-laws concerning exten sions and Jeaaos. Prleidont Harris has received aufllciont proxies during tbo week to secure the adoption of tho proposed change. The ticket agents. The General Ticket and Passenger Agents’ Association bold its regular monthly meeting yesterday. No important changes In rates Wore made. The Coutenutal bnamesa was fully ar ranged, and tbo various routes decided upon. I'EKIN, LINCOLN * DECATUR. Kjtfefof DUoatch to Tht Chicago Tribune, Springfield, April 21,—This afternoon John A. Jones, Master in Chancery, in tho United States Circnit Coart, sold, under a docroo of tho Court, tbo Pekin, Lincoln Jc Docatur Railroad, heretofore belonging to the Wabash. Tbo total amount of debt, as set forth In the papers, is 01,190,401.60. Tboro was only one bid, which was made by John T, Martin, on behalf ot a oora nultoa of tbo bondholders, and tbo property was struck oil to bun for 0000,000, to be paid In cash, or bonds in hand. SAKOAMON COUNTY TAXES. Special Dispatch to Ihe Chicago Tribunt . Springfield, 111,, April 21.—Tbo taxon against railroads and otbor corporations on capital stock enjoined from collection In Sangamon County for tho years 1873, 1874. and 1n75. amount to about 079,000, and Ibis will now bo paid, proba bly, inasmuch as the United States Supremo Court has alllrmod tbo validity of tbs Revonuo law. CANADIAN HATES. iSwetof IHtvatch to The Chicago TVffcnrte. Montreal, April 21.—Joseph Hickson, Gen era) Manager of the Grand Tnjuk Railway, has returned from Detroit and Chicago, whero ho hocn attempting to arrange through freights with tho American roads. His mission baa not been successful, as the combiuation rates bavo broken down. A WISCONSIN NABBOW-OAUOB. Special Otaoatoh to The Chxeaao Tribune. Madison, Wis., April 21.—Under tbo general law. the Lono Rock, Dodgevillo A Freeport Railroad Company has boeu chartered to build a narrow-gauge mail from Louo Rook and Dodgovilla to tho Wisconsin Stato lino at Cadiz, Mouroo Couuty, north of Freeport. ERIE SOUTHERN. special Ditoatch to Tht Vhieetao TVibtirw. Erie, Pa., April 21.—The contract for tbo construction of tbe now Erie Southern Railroad from Erie to Cambridge bos boon awaidodto Chicago parties, who. wo understand, will com* mence work oarly m Mar. MR. LOVELL’S HORSE. Animal liccculrlcuy. VhiiadclDhU Jlulieltn. Ur Lovell sends the following narrative to ns for publication.. Wo do not vouch for its truth, but Ur. Lovell’s address will bo furnished to any reader who wishes to put him under oath : Last summer I bought a homo. He was warranted sound and kind in harness, but I dis covered that it was a very poor kind. Ho had an irresistible propensity to back. He aoerood to bo impressed with a conviction that nature had put his bind logs iu front, and that ho could • boo with his tail, oad whenever 1 attempted to start him he always proceeded stem foremost, until I whipped him savagely, and then he would go in a proper manner, but suddenly, and with tho air of a horse who bad a conviotion that tbore was A lunatic in the carriage who didn’t know what ho was about. Ono day, while wo wero coming down the street, this theory became so strong that ho euddeuly stopped and backed the - carriage through tho olate-glas* window of Mackey's drng-storo. After that 1 always hitch ed him up wiih ins head toward the carnage, and then he seemed to feel better contented, only sometimes ho became too sociable, and need ■to put bis bead ovor tho dasher aud try to ohsw my legs or to eat up the lap-cover. Bosiuom, tbo peculiar arrangement of tho animal oxcived unpleasant remark when 1 drove out, ana whoa I wautod to stop, and would hitch him by the tail to a post, he bad a very disagreeable way of reaching out with his hiuU logs and sweeping tho sidewalk whenever he saw anybody that to felt as if he would like to kick. Ho was not much of a saddle horso; not that he would attempt to throw uis rider, but when ever a Badillo was put ou him it made his back Ucb, and be would always insist u]n>u rubbing it against the first tree or fence or corner of n house that he came to, and if be could bark tho .rider’s log ho seemed to be better contented. Tho last time I rodo him was upon tbo day of Aleck Hunger's wedding. 1 had on my host suit, aud ou tbe way to tbe festival tbore was a creek to bo forded. When the horee got into tho middle of it bo took a drink, and thou lookod around at tbe ecentry. Then ho took another drink, and gazod again at the prospect. Thou bo suddenly felt ticod, and laydown in tbe water. By tho was sulUcieotly rusted 1 was ready to go homo. Tho next day he was taken sick. Uy hired toau said it was tbo opizoolj, and be mixed bun uu some turpentine iu a bucket of warm feed. That night the lioisu had spasms, sud lucked four of tho best boards out of the aido of tho stable. Jones said tbathorao hadn't tbeepicooty, but tho bolts, and that the turpentine ought to have boon robbed on the outside of him, instead of going into bia stomach. Bo we rubbed bun with turpentine, and next morning he hadn’t a hair on his body. Uol. Smith told mo that if I wanted to know vrbat really ailed mat horse, bo would tell mo. It was glaudurs, and if he wasn’t hlod be would die. Bo tho Golonol bled him for me. We took awav a tubful, and the horso tbinuod down so that his riba modo him look as J f ho had swal lowed a hoop skirt. It mado him hungry, too, for that night he ato tho food-box, a breeching strap, and two Ireco-cbaius. Thou X sent for tho hureo doctor, and ho said tboro was nothing the mailer with the horso but heaves, and ho loft eomo modicino “to Eaton up hie wmd.” Tbe result wee that the orse coughed for two days as if ho bad gone into a galloping consumption, and between two of the coughs he kicked tho hired man through tho partition, and.bit our biaok-atid-ian terrier In hail. I thought perhaps a littlo exorcise might lm* Erovo hm health, eo I drove him out one day, aud e proceeded in auch a peculiar manner that 1 was afraid he might suddenly come apart ami /all to pieces. When wo reached the top of White House bill, which la very sleep hy the aids of the road, he stopped, gave a sort of shudder, coughed a couple of times, kicked a ily off his pear shoulder with his hind leg, and then laid Uowu and calmly rolled over the bank. 1 got out of the carnage before ho fell, and 1 watch* ed him pitch clear dowu to the valley beneath, with the vehicle drugging after him. When we got to him ho was dead, aud the man at the farm-house close by said he had the hltua stag* gera. X sold him for 98 to a man who wanted to make him up into kmfe*haudlee, suspender- Lmttoua, aud glue; and, aluoetuou, when we have wanted to take a nde we have walked. The next time 1 attempt to buy a home I will get a mule. BRITISH COLUMBIA, Bah Francisco, Cal.*, April 21.—A dispatch from Victoria saya in the Xlouae yesterday a motion prevailed that the Governor bo requested to restore the old tariff, abandoned in favor of the Dominion tariff, wheu the immediate com* tnencemaut of the railroad ta expected t and that tue Province have power to modify it, with out prejudice to the Dominion Government. THE COURTS. Curtis* Answer to Sexton’s TJn< pleasant Allegations. Record of JadgmeAts and Kdw Suits—* Criminal Cases, •wna* answer. About tab dans ago Stanley B. Sexton filed % bill In the Circuit Court charging Henry M. Cur tis with fraud and taifetnanagtomat of Ms estate, and with having squandered tUo assets of Uio firm of Henry M. Curtis, of which flexion claimed to bo partner. Yoalorday tbo defendant, Curtis, filed bin answer, la which bo denies all of Sexton’s charges, and la return claims that tbo latlor has neglected bid business, over drawn bia account, and circulated scandalous re ports about him. Curtis also denies that be over occupied any confidential relation 10 Box ton’s mother, or that ho was over engaged to hs married to his sister, or that ho was asked to take obargo of complalnaut. Ho further denies that bo Induced Bolton to sell bis property on Indiana avenue, or induced him to go into part* norabip with bun by fatso statements, but, on tbo contrary, baa always acted fairly in over) respect. Sexton, on tbo contrary, neglected bU business, drew out largo auma of money from the firm, thus crippling U severely, and has refused to do his share or lake his portion of tbo responsibility for the losses which nave been unavoidably sustained. In conclusion, Ourlls claims bo cau prove Renton's accusations to be false, and courts tho fullest investigation of bU own conduct. The application for a Receiver was refused DIVORCES. . Bertha Soldau filed her bill yesterday against bor husband, Adam August Bofdau. complaining that bo was In the babtfc of netting drunk aod threatening to kill her, and she wants a dimes before it is too fate. Francos Winchester also asks for adivoros from bor husband, Leroy A. Winchester, on a* count of bis habitual drunkenness, Ittare. Judge* Gary, Jameson, and Fanrell will bear motions this morning, and Judge Williams will hear divorce cases. , • ... Jhdgoa McAllister, Rogers, and Booth will not transact soy business, but will ha engaged in consultation over tbo petition tor mandamus of the Board of Public Works against- 8. ff. Hayes, which was argued before them Tuesday, Involving tho validity of tbo city certificates ot indebtedness. UNITED STATES COURTS. Cynthia Bart began a suit toi 01,500 against tho Qlobo Insurance Company. Nicolai *O. Matthlosson, for the uso of T. B. 4 onus, sued tbo same Company for a like amount, -and John 8. and Cynthia Hart also begun a euit Tor 01,600 against tho samo Company. Tbo Third National Bank commenced • a soil for 00,000 against William J, Tewkesbury. A. A. Pierce and c F Clark brought suit In debt Mr SO,OOO against Jamos Q. Harvey, D, Brown, W. W. Hawkins, ahd Alonzo O. Rand. * O. IT. Jonnson, executor ol A. B Johnson, do* Coased, Bued George Bcovdie for 03,600. Tho Archer it Pancoaat Manufacturing Com pany began on action ogalnst Walter A. Jenkins sod Jamos A. Hoimos, claiming SB,OOO. George Ij. Btodmao, Assignee of tbo Albaui Oily Insurance Company, sued Simeon Oobbloi $1,400. J. T. Stovall suod Potter Palmer for SI,OOO. Tbo Commercial National Bank of Cbicagi Sled a bill against H. W. B. Hovt. 8. J. Walker and John O. Bnanlchog to foreclose a trasfc-aeoc for 07,000 OQ tuo B. E. fractional %of fraction si Boc. 3, 43. 12, iu Lake County. Cornelius Coolldgo began an action in eject meut against Mary Mulliail and Jabob Neusoi to recover possession of the N. %of Lot 11 Block CO, in Russell, Mather «fc Bussell’s Addi tion to Chicago, the damages being laid si SI,OOO. O. fl. Walker brought suit for $3,000 against Beniamin M. Shoffner. ' BANKRUPTCY MATTERS. In tho case of Micbaol Groeoebaum and Jaoofe Livingston, apelttionfordiacbirge was filed sol ou order entered for a hearing and creditors’ mooting to bo held before Register Grant. Tho urocoedings against Petrlok O. Toomoj wore dismissed on payment of costs. R. K. Jenkins was appointed Assignee ol Fouorstelu A I'fingor. SUPERIOR COURT IN BRIEF. The National Bank of tiommerce began a sui for $2,600 against DoWitt O. Cregier, T. U Clarke, and William H. Purdy. Franklin MacVeagb A Co. commenced a eui by Attachment against tlio Cedar Itiver Lumbei Company, claiming’ $3,620. ■ Edward Cook brought milt to recover $3,000 from J. M. Killings. J. V. Taylor began on action for $3,000 against tbo Cedar iUvor Lumber Company. Jonathan Brown sued Juba F. Merrill foi SI,OOO. Columbus Jf, OnlHlng began a snit (a Irnspsei Patrick Bradv, J. C. fliuipaon. Georg* £ White, and Theodore Worth, claiming $3,001 damages.' Louis Mueller sued Charles £. Oook foi SI,OOO. county court. In the estate of Howland Hill AlHeotu the will was .proven ami letters testamentary were grant od to Charles L. Carswell, under bund fw $4,000. In the estate of Mary Ellen Oonohne, a gran' of guardianship was made to Mary Donohue ouaor bond of $3,000. In sbe estate of Hanford Green . grant ol administration wae made to Kobe** Htraham under bond for SO,OOO. ÜBIMINAti COURT. O. XI. BlatoUford pleaded guilty to embezzle moat, and was remanded. John Pack was mod foi larceny and acquitted William Henderson wae tried for larceny ant acquitted. William, Robert, and Nellie Henderson and William and Jennie N. Oreouhill were tiled foi not and acquitted. William Irish was found guilty of attempt it commit burglary aud given six months in the llouio of Correction. Homy Hilbert was tried for larceny and ao> quitted. THE CAW. MONDAY. Jonas Oaht— SCO, 903 to 380 inclusive. Jmxix Jameson— 46,2CS, City vs. Honoro, foi opening Vernon avenue. Judob Jameson—243, 273 to 290 Inclusive. Jcnun Booth—Set eaee 1.8-2, and t&lendai Nos. 260 to 280 inclusive, except 271 and 377. Judge McAllister— No call until Wednesday. Judob Faiiwell—No call. No. 873 still ofl trial. Judob Williams—Set cases aud the AdelpU Theatre contempt matter. JUDGMENTS. United Statu Craouix Court— OoNrsaaiONfr-A. A. Jackson vs. John F, llsaney, $5,521.1(1. Bui'KHlua Court— «Jonrnmio«»—Tha Merchants’ Saving! Loan ami Truit Com(>«Dy va. A, Lmui Uunl and William F. Hunt, ft,o29.—Sumo va. Same, $913.0*1. —Satna va. Same, $1,020. Judoc G*bt—JoiijiU Zenleaebek vs. Rudolph WebrU; verdict, S7IS. and motion for new trial.—H, 0. Uratfiu va. Atburi KdwanU, *U4.W,—Onion UuUd Life Insurance Company va. Georgs U. Clarke aud Charles I'. Silva, tisO.—Obodiah Jackson va. US, Beardsley, Henry Newton, and A. IL li<urd«ley, 17,871.—Same vs. Jacob L. Stoue, J 1,883 BB.—SldneJ Myers vs, Simon Lebrecld, 11,251.JS.—American Cam uelOoal Company vs. N. It. Blieldrfß, |IIS.—D. F. Taber et al. va. John U. Mackey, U, J. 6. U'&iiur, and James H. Hitchcock, s3sl.l6.—Joslah Greenwood va. Sebatll <n and Anna A. W’lllmarUi, s4)j,Ts. Circuit Coonr— Confessions— jj, Harris Jr Kras. V*. Albert Kdwirdi, $701.56. Jddoßeiloocrs—Ann 8. Carpenter v». Jeremiah SI. Terwllllier; verdict, 171.50.—James C'shiil vs. Jam* Devine, $53.90.-8. W. Parker at, al. va. Jobs Y» Havlrs, sloo. Juooa liooTH— B. A. Rtorrs, use of Charles Cos ■agu, vs. Philip Wad«worlb, D. J. Uuaii, aud Uernua J, I'iblmiu, $533.67. iowa supreme com. ffrrrfaf IMtpMtn to V7>« Chuaw TViturw. Dpodqce, la., April 21 —The Bapreme Coaf met at u a. m. s Follows vs. Webb, appellant; from Jones DUlrlcts ifllruicfl.• Tbs Slilb of lowa tb, Flatoer, appellant, froa fours District; affirmed. Murk* ra. Tbe Cais County Mill and Elarator Com pany; ap|«l!auu from Cans District( monad. lu« uuu of lows vs. Joaoula, apcaiUui; (cots Muscatine District: afflrmsd. Patterson va, Vail at at.; from Davis Circuit j re* nncJ. Hire A Bos re. Plymouth County! appellantfront Woodbury District; ravened. Adjourned to Saturdar. PAUAQES CLAIMED. St>m si Dumb* to )'•* Ctncao* Trtbunr. Davenpout, Ja.. April 21.—A curious aud in* teroallog breach*of*nromtse suit was com* meoced In the DUtrlct Court to*day. Miss X*. A. Boyce sues David 8. Gamier for 92,000 worth of damaged affections, and antes that she was engaged to hire twenty years ago, and baa rsntalned single ever since, waiting for him. Mias Busy Kioncr, of Book Island, baa cum* msuoed a 910,000 elauler ault against Max Kobo, aud a lively contest Is expected. Mias Bosei “Goodoeasl the fire is out, I thought it was very eoid. H Beau : “ Shall I gat my overcoat and pot It on you?" Miss Ilosei •• Ob, no; but (glancing at the do«kj hadn I yed Litter put it on yourse*

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