Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 11, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 11, 1876 Page 2
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2 RELIGIOUS. Triennial Convention of Con* grogationol Churches. Report on the Condition of the Seminary. Heading of l*u pers liy the Rev. Dr. Kcclzie and Othci-s. Graduating Exercises of the Seminary Students. Yesterday's Proceedings in the Methodist General Con ference. A Stills factory Statement Ilcgiml ing 1110 Records of the last Conference. Annual Meeting of the Wis consin Sunday-School Superintendents. rho American Tract and Home Mission ary Society Anniversaries. CONGREGATIONAL. miCNNIAL CONVENTION OF WESTERN CHURCHES. The seventh triennial Convention of the Western Congregational churches was opened yesterday morning In the lecture-room of tho Union Park Congregational Church at 9:13 o'clock. Till* meeting Is held In connection with the graduating exercises of (ho Chicago Theological Seminary. The last gathering of 11 similar kind occurred April 22 and 23, 1573. The Rev. .1. E. Roy, Sccrclary of the Board of Directors, called the Convention to order, and read the following: The Conslllullou of the Chicago Theological Bcmlnary provides that In the year 1858. and every third year thereafter, It shall he the duty of the Hoard of Directors to call a Convention In Chicago of one delegate from each of the Congregational chnrchc* In Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, lowa. Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska. Dakota, and Colorado, and tho Congregational ministers who ure employed In preaching to the churches designated, or who ore member* of the same, for the purpose of filling vacancies In the Board of Directors, and the transaction of such other business os may constitutionally come before said Convention. In accordance with this requirement the Board of Directors hereby call such a Convention of one delegate from each of tho churches above designat ed, and the Congregational minister preaching to, or member* of, the .amc, to meet on Tuesday, the 22d of April, IK7U. at 2 o'clock p. in.. In tbe Seminary Chapel. By order of the Board of Directors of the Chicago rheological Semlnurv. G. S. F. Savage. Secretary. The Rev. 0. F. Mugotm Mas called upon to wt as temporary Chairman. On tire motion of the Rov. Dr. 0. S. F. Sav age, the Chair appointed the Revs. Messrs, liny, Bnscom, E. M. Williams, Montague, ami Watormau us u committee to present candi dates for PERMANENT OFFICERS OF THE CONVENTION. The Committee retired uml soon returned with the following list of officers, who were con firmed by the Convention: Resident, tbe Rev. Richard Edwards, of Illinois; First Vice-Presi dent, tho Rev. George T. Ladd, of Wisconsin; Second Vice-President, the Rev. E. M. Will iams, of Minnesota; First Secretary, the Rev. James Tompkins, of Illinois; Second Secretary, the Rev. F. W. Bush, of Michigan. The officers took their place*, and the Convention was formal ly opened by singing and u prayer by the Rev. Dr. ilugoun. MINISTERS ANI) DELEGATES. The following minister* and delegates handed In (heir names to the Secretaries; ninnchartf, Wheaton: Minister*—L. Taylor. 3. R. Granger, Sandwich; John W. Bradshaw, Ba tavia; Edward G. Smith. Morrison; O. W. Col man, Sheffield: William E. Holyoke, C. A. Towle, George 11. Peeke, L. T. Chnnilwrlaln. O. P. Kim ball, G. S. F. Savage, S, J. Humphroy, F. W. Fisk, N. A. Millard, S. C. Bartlett, E. F. Will lams, W. W. Patton. J. E. Hoy. Chicago; Jatnoii lompklns, Kowauec: T. J. valentine, Ottawa; E. W Bacon, Springfield; F. Lawson. Paw Paw Centre; J. F. smith, Berchcr; K. >. Packard, Evanston; George Huntington, Oak Park; J. C. Armstrong. Lyonsvllle; S. F. Dickinson, Blue Island; F. Itasenm, Porn; J. M. Williams, Jcfler mn; U. D. Hill, Aurora; C. E. Dickinson, Elgin; William Gallagher, Jr., Sycamore; S. H. Dale, Crete; Churlca M. Hhiglmin, Mtllmrn: Frank P. Woodhnry, Hiram Foote, Rockford; L. F. Bickford, La Mode; W. G. Dickinson, Creadon: E. If. Andrews, St. Charles; J. E. Storm. Lockport; c. Cuvorno, Jacksonville; G. T. Holcombe, Downer's Grove; O. W. Fny, Oencsco; Itlchard Edwards, I’rinco ton; C. E. Barnard, Moline; A. Doremus, Provi dence; A. K. Thaiu, Dundee; George B. Halbard, Pccntonlca. Delegates—ll. Z. Culver, James Warhnrst, E. L. Bralnard, 15. W. Blatohford, Chicago; A. T. Hemingway, Oak Park; K. G. Coe, Sandwich; Samuel Chapman, Elgin; William Coffin, Batavia; Charles A. Burgers, Evanston; A. G. Rainey, Winnebago; C. 1.. McNctt, Aurora; O. L. Stew art, Mllburn; W. It. Loyd, SL Charles; Isaac Clafiin, Lombard: John Deere, Moline: John Bowie. Chicago: Levi Pierce, Morris; J. W. llur non, Blue Island. Wisconsin. Ministers—C. W. Camp, Waukesha; K. J. Mon tague. Fort Atkinson; G. W. Walnwright. Hart ford; Thomas Gillespie, Bristol; g. T. Ladd, Mil waukee; James Rllboum, Racine; William Craw ford, Green Bay; H. A. Miner, MudUoa;A. L. Chapin. Beloit. Delegate—W. P. Ferris, Milton. Ministers—A. B. Dobbins, Muscatine; M. K. Cross, Waterloo; E. W. Swift, Denmark; Clayton Weils, Keokuk: E. P. Smith. Dunvlllo; ([, |.\ Mai'oun, Grinned; \V. A. Waterman, Marlon; W. 6. Bray, Clinton. Dt-k-gaU-s-D. C. Itlchmnn, Muscatine; Dr. George Sbudd, Denmark. mtnicurr. Ministers—Mown Smith, Jackson; J. 8. Hoyt, Port Huron; A. S. Ktd/h-, Douuglac; D. W. Coin stock, Adrian; J. I). Mallard, Plcusonton; Warmi F. Day, Union city; John bailor, Allegan; F. W. Bush. Covert. Ministers —O. 8. Dean, Indianapolis; E. F. Howe, Terre Haute: A. B. Brown, Fort Wayne; c. H. Warlmrtou, Elkhart; Alfred Cunnet, bats bury; 8. M. WHcox, . MINNESOTA. Mlnlstcrß—li. M. Williams, Minneapolis. Ministers—T. M. Dost, C. h. Conduit, St. Lonls, The llev. Mr. Kedzie announced ttiut tlic Con* vi'iitlon would have for ltd consideration the report of the Hoard of Director* of tlic Chicago Theologi cal Seminar/, mid Uih following entitled papers: •* Duly of Wealth to Education," by the Dev. Mr, Kedzie, of Michigan; “Duty of tlio Churches to Dive their Choicest Sons to the Ministry," by tlio llcv. Dr, Coodall, of Missonrl; “Delation of die Churchi* to Colludes and the Theological bead aary," bf the Dev. Dr. itoy, of liliouls, Tlio Nominating ComuiUioe was cuntinned. with Instructions to report a list of committees, to whom reports and papers could be referred. Thu Committee again retired, ami returned with the names of the Dev. Meiers. Chamberlain and Day sml Mr. Coflln as a committee to examine the re port of the Hoard of Directors of the Seminary. It B PORT OIT TUB HOAStD OV IHKECTOIW. The Hov. Dr. Savage, of Illinois. Secretary of the Hoard of Directors, read the report from that body, and It wu referred to thu Cummliteu. It gave u sketch of thu history of the Seminary llncu its establishment In 1h54. The manner la which the institution 1» sustained was referred to, tad the statement made that there Is now credited to the general fund SB. 747.76, consisting of unpro ductive real estate ana notes of Individuals, most »( which, owing to the insolvency of the makers ind other causes, werv unavailable. Mo»t of these Soles are lung past due. and out over $4, 000 will e realized from the assets of Iho fund as It now Hands, The claims of no department were mors vnncratlve than this for additional contributions. If the current general expenses could not be met. HI would fall. The permanent funds were if four classes: those for tho endow rent of Professorships, scholarships, a Ibrary binding fund, and a permanent general hind. The first class uudoa total of sl7i t U44.h.'i; wcond, ■ $37,370.78; third, STI,OUO; fojirtb, U.OOO. l Tha buildings and grounds aro valued at 1126,000; library. 17,000;furniture, etc., Sd.OOD, naklng a total, with the various endowment funds, ♦f $372,478.bd; less Indebtedness, 815.U1T4H; set assets, S36U,Mj. 38.. Mure bad been added to 3i« Permanent Fund since the last Triennial Cun leulloß—sl3,473.Bo. The new fund collected fur teuenl expenses amounted to $15,070. id, of ablch amount J. W, Bouvill contributed s7.u«jo fur Ibe payment of the salary of the Financial Secre tory fur three yean. In addition to the Income rs volved from Investments. tb« total of new funds contributed, from April, 1573, to April, 1870, was Tho txpenAUuiea fur tne same period were. $02,0-10.34, via. s salaries of Professors, $40,005.10: scholarship Income In aid of student*, $0,201.44: general expense", $10,74:1. <l. Tho outlook for tho future win* full of promise, not withstanding the losses consequent on tho present depression. Tlio failure of some debtors, the un fortunate hme of aonie Instruments, nnd a marked decline In the value of real estate, had caused much embarnssment. and crip pled the Institution somewhat. They could not disguise the fart that they wore laboring under serious emharnssincnls, which, nnle«* speedily re moved. would Imperil the growth ond prosperity of the Seminary. . . , The Nominating Committee reported M R Bn*l ness Committee, Mr. Hlatchford, the Rev. Mr. Dean, the Rev. Mr. Wells, the IUT. Mr. Gillespie, ami the Rev. Mr. Millard. On the motion of the Rev. Dr. Msgonn, the Nominating Committee was directed to name a committee of three to examine and report upon tno reports of the Hoard of Visitors. The Business Committee announced that they had examined (ho reports of the Faculty of the Seminary to the Directors, and the Librarian. Tho Rev. Theodore IV. Hopkins, Librarian of the Seminary, read his report and that of the Faculty. Committees on the following reports were named by the Nominating Committee: On Western Edu cational Society, the Revs. Messrs. Sturtevant, Kilhotirn, and cross; on the Hoard of \ laltors, the Revs. Messrs. Foot, Walnwrlght, and Woodbury. The Secretary of the Western Educational So ciety, the Rev. B. P. Williams, read tho report of that organisation, and It was referred to tho Com mittee appointed for the purpose. THE REV. A. 8. KEDZIB, ofDowaglttc, Mich., readanaper on .“The Duty of Wealth to Education.” no laid that In nearly all the Stales the custof education Inpuhllcichoois was laid as a tax on property, added to income of school funds, Ratc-bille arc reported only in Oregon, Nevada, and Utah. The genius of the American system of education Is l« make n .v.? wealth of the country educate the promo. State has two foes.— Ignorance and urcllglpn It makes the best defense against ignorance, begins to insist upon the right of compulsory education, and may even make education a condition prece dent of exercising the rights of citizenship. The Statu can defend Itself against Irrollglon only when it Is aggravated Into crime. !• or forces most vital to tho Slate It must depend upon tho Church, and without these staggers blindly and surely toward a system of education Is needed which shall range far above what the law provides In public schools. For these Is wealfll willing to provide? Docs wealth owe la education only what can be collected by law 1 The llflh annual report of tho Commissioner of Education gives answer. There are in the United States 1,100 academies. In which have been Invested $28,000,000, mostly aai n benefaction to education. Above those ore 800 colleges and professional schools. Of these, 200 failed to report their assets. Leaving out these and the fifty schools of science endowed by land grants. the remaining 050 institutions reported property and endowments amounting to slm,ooo, • OUO, chleily benefactions to education, an aggre gate of $12:1,000,000. To find how far this mag nificent sum was given by the rich, Mr. Kcdzle selected lon Institutions, supposed to he n fair sample of nil, and by correspondence learned the amount of tbe donations made and tho size of each gift, with the following result: Totalomomitglmi, so,inii»,ooo, of which $4,558,000. nroxlrnntely four-fifths was glrcn In sums of SIO,OOO and over, and $1,U77,00u, proximate!/ onc-tlflli, was given lu sums ranging from $1 to $5,000. Here Is a dis tinct and emphatic acknowledgment of the obliga tion largo wealth feels toward education. By this correspondence with colleges there was revealed the fuel that the older institutions receive the greater portion of their aid In largo sums. It takes age,{approved worth,and established merit to arrest the attention and secure the confidence ot men of wealth. Tho exception to this Is when n inanof wealth founds a college and thereby shapes Its character, os In Vussar College and Cornell Uni versity: else colleges, like men, must bear their yoke lu their youth. Take four of our youngest and most successful colleges In the Most; only three-eighths of their gifts have been In sums of Sill,ooo and ever, and five-eighths lu less;sunn. What wealth Is compelled to do for public schools meets not Its opportunity nor IU responsibility. U generously takes In hand that higher education which the State must leave to voluntary effort. The reasons for this ore obvious; W ealth must se cure mill perpetuate tho conditions necessary to Its own Increase and safety: these require Intelli gence and morality: for these there must.be Insti tutions of learning, since wealth sends Its living roots Into all profimndcst truths, and chp reaches only a stunted growth. These reasons make It cer tain tbal not lu vain can wealth be appealed to In behalf of higher Institutions of learning. Here, os In business, some tilings can be done only by men of large wealth. Such men. before death, should see their property put to fluul use, beyond risk of miscarriage. ... , , Chicago Tbtf logical Seminary, •while recolvlng donations from thu first of more than $4011,000, has received less than Slot).000 In sums over $lO, • OUO. Its friends feel Hint it has attained un age, and given proof of merit which should arrest tho attention of the wealthy and enlist their aid. This American continent must bo trod by Intelligent freemen. Tho forces boro organizing must bo un der tbe mastery of chrlstlunly educated men. Iho world and Its wealth cun afford nothing less, bo whore progress mops out a new State, there relig ion and education meet to lay tho foundation of a college. Tho wealth of each Slate can rear tho superstructure. And it will bo done, when West ern capitalists vie with Eastern In the abundance of their liberality. A thousand rich men. blinded by tho dazzle of their wealth, may fall to sea this opportunity to make their lives great: but there come other thousand rich men. clear-sighted, large, hearted, and open-handed—they'll do U. Christ did not fear, and they need nut. The Rev. Mr. Gallagher was appointed as a third Secretory of the Convention. A Committee on the Distribution and Nomina- Uon of Directors and Visitors was unpointed as follows: The Rev. Messrs. Robbins, Hoyt, Ladd, Crawford, E. 31. Williams. Humphrey, Magonn, Mo.es Smith, Post, Chamberlain, Camp, Hill, Dickinson, Taylor, and liowe. TUB ItBV. DR. ROY read a paper on “The Relation of the Churches to Colleges and the Theological Seminary.” It was an historical review of the progress of the theologi cal work from the time of the Puritans, and re ferred more especially to tho work in the West, and urged renewed effort on tho part of all the churches to sustain the theological institutions. Isaac Clafllu und the Uevs. Messrs. Ilolyoko and A. Brown were appointed s committee to audit tho report of the Treasurer of tho Western Education al Society. The Convention adjourned at noon, to meet again at 2 o’clock. Tho afternoon session was opened at the appoint ed hour hy devotional exercises. Tho Itev. Dr. Sturtevunt presented tho ÜBI’OUT OV TUB UOAItD OP VISITORS for the lust-year It elated that it was seldom that more than a partial attendance of ttiu Board could be had at tho examinations of thccluscs. There had been satisfactory evidence of the zeal and fidelity displayed to bring forward pupils for tho colk-gceaudSemlanry. There was a deplorable want of higher culture on the part of the students Iwfore they entered the Seminary, audit was to be re gretted that student* had not been in college before entering tho Scmlnav for tho study of the ministry. Thu whole subject needed the earnest attention of the churched. The colleges needed preparatory school*, and the seminary u great in crease of college graduates. Every thango which tended to make theolgical education less theoreti cal and more practical should bo insisted upon. Tho report closed by suggesting a joint meeting of the Board of Visitors ana Urn Hoard of Instructors at every anniversary, when a thorough revluw of the classes should us held, and all matters con nected with the examlnutlous could be discussed. The Inclllclency of thu Board at present was a mat ter of solicitude. Their services hud been of little Importance, and Dr. Sturtevunt believed that the dittlcnlty would he removed by his suggestion. Prof. Hyde said that there was a meeting of the two Boards last your. Tho Hev. Dr. Patton remarked that the Consti tution put the matter squarely In the hands of thu Visitors and he considered the cxomlnatloaa as ut iircscnt conducted u mere farce. Only half of thu Board was present, and two or three examinations were going on at once, and thu whole crowded into u couple of days. The examinations ought to bu begun ut the beginning uf thu previous week, und no two examinations should be held at once. Theru wan no kind of necessity for conducting them in a close manner, und none for making .frivolous ap peals. Thu constitution guvo them umplu time and powers. Thu Bcv. Dr. Rturtovant mifmcslcd that Dr. Pat ton bu placed uu the new Board. tm. onoDAi.i. “Tho Duty of Churches to Hive Their Choicest Suns to tho Ministry," was tho subject of a paper read by tho Dev. Dr. Coodall. Ho presented the obstacles to young men wbu entered upon the min istry, and snowed tbut U was dlitlcult to Induce them to do so because of the pressure of secular pursuits. Ho referred to the pleasure and happi ness which followed the adoption of a ministerial life, mid urged In earnest terms the necessity of greater odurt In Inducing the best and most tal ented youngmeu lueuterthopulpit. HUpapurcon- Ulncd several humorous expressions, which elicited much laughter. .Mr. William Codlu presented tho report of the Committee on the report of tho Hoard of Directors of the Seminary. It stated tbut the Committee were of the opinion that the Seminary was In a prosperous condition. IU liabilities hud been promptly met. and the buildings kept In good re pair. Tho securing of a general fund to meet the current expenses of the Seminary was recom mended, and $7,000 was named as tho sum neces sary to pay the expenses of the current year. PATTON TUB ItBV. DU. said thats7,ooo was absolutely necessary to save tbobomlnary from embarrassment, and 110.000 was really needed to pay the Professors ami fur general purposes. He therefore offered u resolu tion providing that the churches in the fluid cov ered by the Seminary bo Instructed to lake a col lection for the benefit of the Institution. Thera were, he said, 1,000 churches In tho district, and by each of them contributing thu burden would be dill used. The Dev. Dr. Kedxle offered an amendment to the resolution by making It incumbent upon the Ksccutlvu Committee to Issue a circular to thu churches, setting forth the matter. Thu resolu tion. us amended, was adopted. , The report of the (‘uimnliiec on the report of the western Education Society was presented by the Dev. Dr. Murleviint In thu form of the following discharged'. WIM wlo l ai * J Committee JlttolteJ, That the Convention earnestly recoin menu to the several Conferences and associations of the Mate* represented In this body to form organizations auxiliary to this hociety. and report to the hecretury of the Western Education Society. i l o° w, i l !*i W Ur- Kcdrle's paper rj.cimuiK-ndrd D« priming with the minutes: and the Contention approved of it 1 , r , . _ AITOIhTMUNT OP OIRBCVOUU. _ 1 *«*> the appointment of lbs Board •f Directors arid of tho Hoard of Visitors roj)orU:d» THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: THURSDAY. MAY 11, 1876. recommending that tho appointment for the tint class of the Directors, whoso term ends in IRTd. be the same ns for that tenn, vU.: Michigan, 1; Indiana, 1: Illinois, 5; Wisconsin, 2; lowa, 1; Nebraska, 1; Kansas, 1; and nominated for Di rectors In that class whose term of office expires In Mxvcarx the following: Michigan, the Her. Ur. Kenzlc: Indiana, the Iter. Mr. tTydoi Illinois, the Rev. Messrs. Rasrom and Roy and Messrs. Hlatchford and flcovlllc; Wisconsin, the Rev. Mr. Chapin and the linn. Judge Allen; lowa. Mr. ,F. 11. Merrill; Nebraska, the Rev. Mr. Dates; Kan sas, thcßov. Mr. McVlcar. The Committee recom mended that the vacancies In tho second close whoso terms end In three years be tilled by the Hon. L. D. Fisher and William Collin, of Illinois. In reference to the Hoard of Visitors, tho Com mittee recommend that tho appointment remain as heretofore. They nominated for \ Isitors In tho class ending In six year* th« Rov, James H. Angcll, of Michigan; the Rev. L. T. Chamberlain, oflll nolu; the Rev. G. T. Ladd and Prof. R. It. Mer rill, of Wisconsin. They recommended that tho vacancies In the second class be filled by tho Rev. O. 8. Dean, of Indiana, and the Rev. E. M. Will iams, of Minnesota. The printing of the mlnntes caused some discus sion. and It was Anally decided to take up a contri bution for that purpose, and S4O was talscd toward On the motion of Dr. Hnntlngton. tho ministers were requested to read Dr. Goodars paper before (heir congregations, or preach a sermon on tho same subject, and urge too bettor support of the Seminary ami colleges. The Rev. Mr. Post, from the Committee on tho Hoard of Visitors’ report, made some recommen dations pertaining to tho work of that body. The Rev, Dr. Keiizle moved that at the nest meeting they have some kind of r quarter-century celebration, and the matter was referred lu tho Hoard of Directors for their action. Profs. Hnardnmn and Bartlett mode inmc earn est remarks on the necessity of the churchc* tak ing hold of the work, and giving greater aid and support to tliolr Institutions. Votes of thanks were passed to the Union Park Church officers and the press, after which tho Convention was dosed with prayer. ANNIVERSARY EXERCISES. The eighteenth anniversary exercises of tho Chicago Theological Seminary were held last evening in the First Congrcgntlonul Church, at the comer of Ann and Washington street*. A large and intelligent audience of ladles and gen tlemen was present. Prof. Hyde presided In behalf of the Faculty, and on the platform with him wero Profs. Bonrdmun, Bartlett, Fisk, and Hopkins, and tho Rcr. Dr. Sturtevant. An organ voluntary was first on tho pro gramme, and was followed by prayer altered by the Rcr. Dr. Sturtevant, President of Illinois College. Tho anthem, “I will give thanks,” was sung by the church choir, and then came the addresses of the graduating class. David R. Anderson, of Oak Creek, Wis., de livered a discourse on “The Secret of Ministe rial Success.” Eugene F. Wright, of Storchnm, Vfc., spoke on the “ Tho Evangelizing Power of Doctrine,” which annealed to the judgment of man, and touched nts heart with good result*. John W, Fcrrlcr. of this city, had for Id* sub ject, “The Characteristic Influence of American Christianity.” “Worship tho Lord,” an anthem, was sang by the choir. Russell J. Cheney, of Emerald Orore, Wis., talked on “The Element of Time In tho Pastor- “Love In Emmons’ Theology” was the title of William Irving Phillips’ discourse. He dwelt upon that reformer's theory of thu syuonomus character of love and virtue. Henry M. Sheds, of Dundee, pave an oration on “A Practical Knowledge of Men Necessary to Greatest Sucres* In the Ministry. ” Tho nnthem, “Arise, Shine; for Thy Light Is Como, "was sung by the cbolr, and then Henry Wilson, a one-armed young man, of Chicago, ad dressed the assembly on “Slahammetlanuiin; It* Strength and Its Weakness. ” Ho believed tbe first element of Its strenth won In It* author, and it* Identification of Church and State and thu error of It* creed Its weakness.” “Our Social Problem” was the subject of an oration by lllrnui J. Ferris, of Milton, Wl«. Ho said we had secured no development embracing freedom and morality. Our alms were selfish, and society nmdo n great scramble for money, nnd Its motto was: help yourself. Christianity alone could reform our society. TUB CHARGE, After tho singing of another anthem Prof. Hyde called the graduating class aruuud the platform uml delivered his charge to thorn. lie hoped they had been culled by God to the ministry. In thin day of scandals preserve that white robe of purity which la your emblem. Id thla day of revivals rev member what Dr. Goodalo has said. Accept Chris* tianity as a whole, and raise It to tbo highest power. Preach as much and not as little as possible. Tho Professors had learned much In trying to teach them, and they were sorry to part with them. Klernlly alone could tell tho slgnlflcauco of their work. God bless them In their work. The Rev. Dr. Ooodale, of SU Louis, offered tho closing prayer aud tho benediction. SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. STATE CONVENTION AT JANESVILLE, Wlfl. Spniat fHtpaich to The Tribune. Janbsvii.l®, Wie., May 10.—Tho Wisconsin State Sunday-School Convention convened in thu Baptist Church in blue city lost evening at half-past 7 o’clock. The meeting waa railed to order hy Mr. C. M. Blackman, of Whitewater, President. The Rev. T. P. Sawin delivered the address of welcome. He said tlds occasion was more favorable than on u former one, when ho addressed only one delegate. The address waa very appropriate and well received. President'Blackmon responded, speaking of our city in glowing terms, referring to our cotton factory and other manufacturing in terests, and paying a fine tribute to our schools and churches, and in the general Intel ligence of our people. Ho compared God’s lovo to the vines clinging to tho old church where Washington used to ntteud, and where tho ten drils of the vino reached luto every crevice, say ing, “ I will sustain you, old church.” David’s love for Absalom was unfathomable, like some parts of tho ocean. It wtw a very forcible and flnely-polished address, full of Interesting and profitable suggestions. Tills morning there waa a largo attendance, the body of tho church being well filled. After tho devotional exercises, tho appoint ment of the Committees was made by thu Chair as follows: PetolnHont— Tho Rev. O. Ilubbs, of Beloit, iho Rev. John McLean, of Beloit, and Dr. A. O. Leland. of Whitewater. A'lmnuw—George J. Rogers, of Milwankee, the Rev- C. E. Carpenter, of Clinton, and L. Brock way, of Watertown. S'otfwHont and Tim* and Place of Next Steel. i«5—W, P. Mci-aren, of Milwaukee, R. Coburn, of Whitewater, Mrs. Dr. G. M. Steele, of Apple ton. Mr. Byron Kingsbury, ofitlpnn. The Chairman of tho Executive Committee made a verbal report. His report was short, and referred to tliu work of thu organization In this State. He said they were nut doing us much ns they wished, • nor as much a» their brethren were doing in Illinois. Ho thought tho secret wan that they did not have tho men to do tho work. Hu said that, in Illinois, thuy have men whoso hearts nru in the cause, und who have the purse and use it. Chil dren all over the State are Hocking to the Cross, Mr. W. G. Whcelock, of tide city, Treasurer, made a brief report, showing that thctotul receipts for thu past year were $143.50; expenses, $08.75: leaving u balance hi tho Treasury of $74.75. Tim CouvuntUmaccopled thu report uf tho Execu tive Committee. Deports from the various delegates were called in relation to the work being done in their Sunday chuols. Mr. Whitman, of Mazomnnle, sold his school was In u very prosperous condition. Daring tho naslyiiur there laid boon twenty-eight conversions. Ti{ey had good accommodations, and liad a very Sieruus primary department. The number of urs unrolled was 1:20, and the averagn attend ance was good, and liu fell encouraged In the work. Mrs. Dr. Steele, of Appleton, was next culled. Shu said that her school wax so much a part of herself that sho could not speak of It without some d'Jlldence, and with out speaking of herself. They hnvu lk’lo members, witli on average attendance of srer 200. There urn twenty-eight classes, u good earns of teachers, and many conversions were made during the past year. These children ware enrolled on the tem perance pledge. They not only prohibit the use of liquor, but profane language. she said: “Chil dren arc such Imitators of examples, that wc can't be too careful in setting that example, it Is a subject of no small Importance, and should receive mure attention. ' There uru U. 000.000 children in the United Slates between 5 and 14 years, and she wanted every one of them brought under tho iulluunce of the Sunday-school works. Mrs. Steele's remarks were decidedly practical and to the point, were delivered with earnestness and power, and were listened to with thu deepest ulloiitloii. Mr. .Johnson, of Wauwatosa, said his Sunday, school numbered 100. During tho past year several of thu leading families had removed from the place, which lessened tho number in the school somewhat. Mhilu they could not report an In crease in the attendance, they had a good school, and. In one sense of the word, were prospering through the efforts of faithful teachers, not one of whom had left the school. Mr. J. A. Cunningham, Superintendent of Iho Congregational Sunday-school in Hits city, said the number of scholars reached ;10U, with an average at tendance of 240 or 300. It Is in a very flourishing condition, lie remarked that a friend from one of thu neighboring schools said they bud tb« best corps of leacuers in the Mate. They were always on laud and took a great interest in the work. They lost their church a little over a year ago, and, when they held the school In a hall, having to climb two (lights of stairs, the number of scholars diminished somewhat, but now they are Increasing. They havu thirty-three classes and au Infant claaa of twenty-eight, tbo teacher of which wtadoluga good wort and Is preparing Uto children for tbo mere advanced classes. TTo flnrft their pastor a worthy compliment for tho deep interest bo took In tho work. Mr. K. Coburn, of Whitewater, said bis school wu in a prosperous condition. Tim plan of leaching vrna not different, he proinmeil, from thnl Adopted in other schools. Tho teacher* paid (treat attention to the lessons, and were doing (mod work among the classes. He said loAchors should be perfect examples of punctuality. Ho showed the Importance of teaching theynungtho absolute necessity of studying the lessons during the week. Prayer, he said, was one of the first needs of the teacher. Tho Her. A. B, Tracy. of Oconomowoc, said hh school found some difficulty in gathering faith ful and earnest teachers. 110 did not have a elnsa of young men in the school, and hardly a class of boys over 14 years. He had heard a grout deal of In fant-claw work, and would nut underrate it, but to him the work among others was equally Im portant. What they needed In Oconomowoc was more help from the Church. His congregation did not attend the Sunday-school ns a rule, and, when the congregation wont out, the Hunday-school went In. Mrs. Dr. Steele again arose and told bow sho captured a good part of her congregation. Sho Issued a circular. Stic believed In tho prlnting- r >roes, ns good can bo dono through Is agency. The object of tho circular , was to draw the congregation to tho school. Sho sent It to each member. Including her husband, who did not then attend tho Sunday-school. A hundred came In a short time, and now they aro prosperous. She said teachers did not visit their scholars enough. They could visit ucarly every member of their classes if they tried. A delegate called on Mr. Whcelock to explain how ho ochlcvcd Ids success with tho young men. He rose and thoughtho did not deserve the compli ment paid him. lie spoke briefly of the system of studying the lesson, and was particular not to tell tho claw anything ho could find out by asking them. Tho Uev. Mr* Pullen, of Wlnneconnc. rose and told tho Convention hew he managed his school. For a claw of young men bo secured a handsome, intelligent young woman, and be found It worked well; ami for a young ladies' class he tried a young man. and funnel that, too, worked well. Ho nrged teachers and superintendents to try his patent. Sir. Hagers, of Spring Street Congregational Sunday-School, Milwaukee, bad raised slf>o, half of which was for missionary purposes. They had litJO ou tho list, an average attendance of 11)0, and wero doing a good work. They have a Hand of Hnpo and a Temperance Society, which also prohibited the nso of tobacco. Hu thought Sarcnta made a mistake in not studying the Sun ay-school lessons more. Ho said: “Wo can’t gel water from an empty bucket, and can’t pet any thing out of a school which does not atudy its lessons," Dr. Lcland, of tho Congressional Church, White water, ma«lc an encouraging report. They devel oped a superintendent and teachers five years ago, and wero still developing. Their number Is Dill, with an overage attendance of 20U, with 21 teachers. There had been from thirty to forty con versions during tho past winter. They had no temperance society, but wero alt temperance and ontl-toburco. Mr. McLean, a Presbyterian, of Milwaukee, re ported a school of 2"»0, wltb an average attendance of '.*oo. The attendance In the school wua good, and there were thirty conversions. The school Is prosperous, though not us much so, probably, an It should be oa account of a change in the location. Ha found no difficulty In keeping the school together. Ho spoko compllmcnlnrlly of Mr. Ilirnm Merrill, formerly of this city, who la doing n good Sunday-school work in Milwaukee. Mr. Kingsbury suggested that details In reports be kept out. A motion was miuto by him to nave speeches confiucd to live minutes. Mr. Kinney, Superintendent of tho Presbyterian Sunday-School, reported 207 scholars. Tho roll was corrected every mouth. Ilegavotho order of exercises In bis school. J. T. Wright, of Urccn Day, tho old est church In tho State (forty yearn), reported Mr. Coburn, of Whitewater, gave an account of tho young people’s meeting. Tho exercises con sist of Itihle rending and explanations. It was started two years ago With only fifteen or twenty. Row there fa a regular attendance of above one hundred. Mr. Negus, of Koshkonong, said h!n school Is held before the preaching service; this helps to (111 ap the church. There Is not room enough In the church. Mrs. MlKlmore gave a report In regard to the Dnptlst Sunday school. There are three hundred scholars in attendance. There arc several classes of adult people, and six classes of young people. Ono class numbers forty on the average. Much depends on cordial fellowship. The Rev. L. A. Crandall, n Free-Will Unptlstof Racine, Ims a class of young men. Tho class is a Joint-stock company. One point Is to get out of the scholars as much as possible. Tho Rev. 11. Btono, or Richardson, made a re port of tho Court Street M. E. Church. lie gave a report of his Tuesday evening meeting. The Rev. D. Street gave an account of hlsyonng f conic's meeting in llorlcon and Janna. lie made bo Ulblo stories Interesting by representing them as men and women of tho present time. Judge Hand, of Racine, has a school numbering about 40Q—average 22fi. Tho school Is In a pros perous condition, contributing about $3 pur Sun day. A large number of scholars come In, whoso parents do not attend church. Further reports were given by Mrs. Mills of Koshknnong, also of the Presbyterian and Congre gational Sunday-schools In Uclvll. Thu Rev. 11, C, Carpenter, of Oconomowoc, and Mr. Webb, of Uclvldure, spoke favorably In regard to the merit of tho system. Mr Lernuti, of Ripen, also addressed the Con vention. The llov. C. L. Thompson, of Chicago, nnd the Rev. C. If. Richardson, of Madison, delivered nddroamMi this evening, nnd John V. Farwcll, of Chicago, will speak to-morrow, the closing da;. METHODISM. TUB GENERAL CONFEKENGII. Special Dttpateh to Tftt Tribune. Baltimore, Jfd., Mny 10.—The remarkable dullness of this morning’s session in the Con ference was broken towards the close by the an nouncement of the Committee to examine Into the alleged omission from the minutes of the last General Conference. It appeared that the papers omitted were of little Importance, nnd were not known to be in existence by the Bishop or Secretaries who edited the minutes. Dr. Lanabau declared himself satisfied with the re port, and everybody breathed freely again. The Committee on the Book Concern, noU withstanding the general opinion of Its Insig nificance, have determined to-day to go Into a full Investigation of the Baltimore Conference memorial, the agents of the Western Book Con cern themselves desiring It lest a charge of whitewashing should bo made. A sub-commlt tce have the matter In charge. An oiler of two wealthy Wnstr-m STnHioCletß lias been made public hero or szou.w* uw me Western Concern, they to assume un its liabili ties and pay cash. One of the gentlemen la a member of the Committee who examined the affairs of the Concern and reported them to this Conference. Tho delegates of tho Southern Methodist Church arc hero. Thu pulpits of that body In this city are supplied by members of this Conference, and a spirit of fraternity prevails lukewarm In the histo ry of the two bodies since the disruption. TUB PROCEEDINGS. To the Wttltm JMOcialed I'rtu. Baltimorr, Md., May 10.—The General Con ference of ihcMetbodlstßplacopal Church resumed Its session this morning, when committees were annonneed on the Communication from the British Wesleyan Conference and oaCentcnulul Commem orative Services. . A resolution was adopted deploring the absence of so many delegates from tho opening religious services. A resolution was referred requiring the agents of the Book Concern to lay before tho Annual nnd Genera) Conference* a detailed statement of the re ceipts and disbursement* of each year. The greeting from the General Conference of the African Methodic Episcopal Church, expressing a bone that soon all will bo oua in the Church, was referred. .1. M. lluckioy, of New York, Boat, offered the following: Wußiifis, The General Conference has created and gradually Increased Its oillclal patronage until It now gives a salaried offleo to more than one In ten of Us clerical members: and Wububas. There are often several candidates for every (ifilcc, so tbut the ambition for eiHco and emoluments Induces bargaining, combination, con tracts, and promises, besides being prejudicial to the exercise of Impartial Judgment on various ques tions submitted to the General Conference; there fore, Jleiolved, That the Committee on the Stale of the Church bo Instructed to consider tho tendency and effect of the stale of things above described, and second, to consider whether such oQlclal putrarouge canuot bo diminished. After considerable dubsto tbo resolution was In definitely postponed. The resolution failed, referring tho consolidation of two or more conferences. or divisions of confer ences, during tho next quadrennial, to tho decision of tho presiding Hlahup of this General Confer ence; mid a resolution was adopted leaving tho subject in tho bands of tho Cummitlco on Founds rles. provided (hut It shall not sffect the color-line. W. Hice, of New KtigUnd, from the Committee appointed to Investigate omissions In tho Journal of tbo General Conference of 1872, presented the report of tho Committee. Tho report states that the Journal contains a certified copy of the proceedings and Appendix. Too Committee failed to find any omissions lit the Journal of tho Conference, but there was au omission in tbo appendix. The report of Gunn, who examined the accounts of tho New York iiouU Concern, was omitted so fur as its tubular state ments wero concerned, uml that rupnrl was copied from tbo Christian Advocate for Insertion In tbo Journal. Tho Committee attach no blame to tbo secretaries in the matter. l)r. Lunahsn said bo was satisfied, after a con ference with the secretaries, (hut they were not to blame for the omission, and he would vote for tbo adoption of the report. The report was adopted usd ordered published in the Vhrutlan Advocate. Judge Cooler, of Upper lowa, presented a report ftom the Special Committee to whom was referred tbe resolution opposing (he transferor the Indian B-Tvlcc to the war Department, The Committee indorse the peace policy at proa (tit in force wltii regard to tbo treatment of Indi ans, and express tbo hope that Cuugrasa will Uko no steps looking to a change of tbut policy which 1m been w besodclai I* lu effect* bul pray that aa further action on the subject bo had by this body. The report was adopted. The Conference adjourned. PBFENsn or n«. lanahan. 7b Ike Editor Tht Chicago IVttune t CntoAoo, May 10.—In to-day's issue then is a •pectal telegram from Cincinnati which Is grossly nnjnst. In controversy nothing eon bo gained by vituperation or misrepresentation. Dr. I.anahnn was net elected “on the plan of reuniting tho Churob Korth and South," for there was no such plan, and it Is a most Infamous assertion to say, as does the telegram, “he baring been one of those that went off on the slavery question In 1844 and returned after tho War.” No truer man to the Methodist Church or to the Union was to bo found In all that period than Holm Lanahnn. Tho Impression Is evidently Intended to he made that Dr. Lanahnn has awmuited tho publishing* house of tho Church, while tho official Jour* nni shows that ho slmplyprcscntcd a memorial from members of an annual Conference, who had a Tight to petition or memorialise tho General Con* fcronce. As tho simple presenter of a memorial he neither affirmed nbr denied Its contents. Tho things asserted In tho memorial aro denied by those who have charge of our publishing Interests, but to blarao Dr. L. for presenting a petition Is unjust, he nnearthed a gigantic wrong when ho was agent of our Eastern Honk Con cern. and If ho hud Indorsed tho memorial ho pro. aented many would have felt that his Indorsement was very weighty; but having searched the official Journal I find no such Indorsement, and your Cin cinnati telegraphic correspondent has began his vituperation before there was any need for It Messrs. Hitchcock and Walden, tho agents, are at tacked by the memorial, not by Dr. Lanahnn, and their known probity and ability will amply Justify the Church and the world In accepting their state ment! and calmly awaiting tho Issue. 0. 11. Tiffakt. THE TKACT SOCIETY. LAST YBAII’9 BUSINESS. Ebw Yobk, May 10.—Tho American Tract Society's annual meeting was held to-day. Dr. S. J. Prime presided. Tho Society prints pe riodicals whoso aggregate circulation for the past year was 0,000,000 copies. Seventy-two millions of pages of tract* wero distributed. Receipts for tho year, Including 8107,718 dona tions and legacies, 810-.-**-. Tho balance on hand last year was 512,fWf1, which added to makes 8504.R77. Expenditures. Including 55.H18 to tho sinking fund. $*>01,80:1. Balance mi bond, 82,770. The lion. William Strong, of Philadelphia, was ro-clectctl President. Fifty-two Vice-Presidents, thirty-six Directors, and eighteen members of tho Executive Committee wero elected. Nearly all last year’s officers were re-elected * The reports show a very flattering condition of affairs, and wuro much applauded. HOME MISSIONS. ANNUAL MEETING OP THE AMERICAN BOCICTT. New York, May 10.—Tho American Homo Missionary Society held Us annual meeting this afternoon. Tho report showed that 079 minis ters have been engaged In tho service of tho Society, and 03 churches organised. Revivals arc reported In 200 churches, and 0,207 conver sions. The receipts for the year were $310,027; expenditures $3M,871; still due to missionaries, SlS.OOO: appropriations becoming due. h 87,01. r »; total pledges. $101,812. Towards mooting this there was n balance In the treasury of SIO,OBO. During tho year 4,020 children have been gathered Into tho Sunday school. The contributions wore $0,037 moro limn tho previous year. Tho legacies amounted to SBB. r>8l). , , The Rev. Dr. Theodore D. Woolsey was elected President for the ensuing year, and also thlrly-flvo Vice Presidents (among the latter Hev. Richard 8. Stores) and a hoard of tlfty Directors. CRIME. Tins riotous mixers. Cleveland, 0., May 10.—A company of militia left Massillon this morning at 4 o'clock, and went to Lawrence to make arrests of per sons Indicted by the Grand Jury for riot. No opposition was made. Eight arrests were made, and the prisoners were sent to Canton. One miner, who refused to stop when ordered to do so, was shot through the bowels, and has since died. There Is much excitement among tho strikers, and It 1s stated that n mass-meeting of the miners of tho entire Tuscarawas Valley will bo held to-day or to-morrow, when It Is expect ed that 1,000 or 1,200 men will bo present. Cleveland, May 10— Evening.—There is no change In tho situation at Massillon since tho last report. Much excitement and uneasiness is felt In tho city and vicinity. The miners are quiet, but fears of an outbreak are still enter tained. Twelve of tho rioters Indicted for riot by the Grand Jury have been arrested and lodged In tho County Jail. Other arrests are expected to be made soon. A leader special says tho coal operators of the Tuscarawas Valley held a meeting at Massillon to-day, and decided to commence work at all tho mines at once, employing the old miners at reduced wages and insuring them protection If they work. If they do not accept, such labor ' as can bo had will he employed. THE MOLLY MAGUIRES, Pottsville, Mny 10.— The cross-examination of Detective McParlau was resumed this morn ing. He admitted that ho knew that Jones was to bo assassinated; ho know It at 10 o’clock the day before the deed was committed, but could communicate with no one but Franklin. Ho knew of the intended murder of Sawyer, but did not know when or where It was to bo com mitted, nnd ho was shadowed. On his rc-eziunination ho said that he knew Jones was being constantly guarded. ITo warned Oomer James, and so saved his life for a time. He saved the Uvea, at different times, of u boss named Forsythe, at Shenandoah; of Dr. IMsacll; of Jesse and William Major, and of William Thomas—all of whom were threatened and their murder really contemplated. THE IIUUTE PIPER. Boston, May 10.—lu relation to his confession of murders, Piper declares he had a mania for burning buildings, and that ho tired Concord VidH end attempted to fctira IMpcs* fitorc. On rjie nkrlii of tho i.anorcean wins tut “i*" mndu .» murderous assault Upon a girt aaraca nt fruitier Point. RUN OVER AND KILLED. Columbus, 0., May 10.— Benjamin Stutuler, a conductor In tho C. C. *fc I. C. Railroad yard at this point, was run over by an engine this even ing ami and Instantly killed. FATAL QUARREL. Scranton, Pa., May 10.—Robert Savage, of Dumore, killed George Wert, yesterday, during during a quarrel growing out of a dispute about the dividing-line of their lands. SWAMP LANDS OF ILLINOIS. Dttpateh to The Tribune. Springfield, 111., May 10.— The Twenty ninth General Assembly, at last winter’s ses sion, authorized tho Governor to appoint a State Agent, whose duty It should bo to look after tho general Interests of tho Stato of Illinois, growing out of tho Swamu Land act of Sept. iS, 1650, uud tho amendments thereto. Guy. Beveridge has appointed the Hon. I. R. Hilt ns such agent, und Mr. Hitt to-day submits tho fol lowing report to tho Governor: Ouicaoo, 1)1., May 0.187(3. The Hon. Jno. L.JJev fridge, Governor of HllnoU—l)tK\\ Sin: I would report that an examination of the books of (he General Land-Ofllce, relative to the nwamp land In* clemnlty duo (hr State of Hlinul.*. allows that In* dcmuity-scrlpl bos Issued to the Statu as follows: No. Dale For No. ctfcs. of (uue. what county. of acres. 1.. la. iH.%8..,..0a115t1u axr.ui 2.. i, ia-io Hurcau 8,200.08 a... May 9. ihoi Henry 1u.Ht9.70 5.. 14, IK/il....F»yeite a.twt.4o A... Aug. 10, )H>U....Ct>H«lluu ia.ouh.au 0... Aug. to, mm.... Lawrence 20,C43.t)U 7.. Aug. 14, 1N«U..,.|.8kc 4,(»« a.. Aug. is, lHat....Tsaewull 19,040.83 11.. .Aug. ts, nun....truu i.brto to.. .Aug. IA, 1801.... Warren and Hcndcrion. H0i.87 tl... March 2, IHirj.. a .Mot])lrlo M 17,<r20,0u 13.. .April 37. JhCJ....Mercer 891.70 19.. H, IbtiU Kane 40 Isaac U. Hitt, Blulo Agent. JOURNALISTIC. Special Dispatch to The Tribune, Toledo, 0., May 10.—Tho negotiations which have been In progress for some weeks looking to the purchase of tbo Blade newspaper cuhul dated today in tho sulo of tho puper to tbo Hun. T. I*. Drown and Hr. A. P. Miller. The first of these gentlemen (s tho State Senator for thb) district, an insurance agent, and a leading real-estate operator, and Dr. A. P. Miller la an old newspaper man, was formerly a part propri etor of the Blade, and luter was publisher of tbe BirtbUie Companion In Chicago. The price paid (s nut mode public, but is believed to bo upwards of 1200,000. The sale Includes the dully, weekly, and tri-weekly editions of tho Ithvie, tho Ameritan Farm .Journal, and I.ocke't Xallonal Ma'jaztne. Mr. <l. I*. Jones, the retir ing proprietor, has nut determined In what busi ness he will engage. CANADIAN ITEMS. Special Dispatch fa The Tribune. Toronto, Muy 10.—Tho typhoid fever hits brukeu out in the Central Prison hero. Two persons have died and twenty are suffering from It, An Investigation into tho cause bos been bchUmAthn dtoflufthnittilbutcd toUxnuA&flt wooden bucket* Instead of a metal pall and to Inadequate disinfection. Special Dtepatch to The Tribune, Codoubo, May 10.—An unsuccessful attempt was made here to lautidi the yacht Countess of Du(Torlu, which Is to compete ot tho Centra* ntal yacht races for tho Queen’s cup won by the yacht America at Cowes In 18(M. A delay of a lew seconds occurred In knocking away the for ward prop. Tho vessel moved about 10 feet, slipped her ways, and catno to a full stop. I'lvu thousand persons were present to witness tho launch. All places of business were dosed, and flags were flying from vessels In the harbor. Great disappointment was felt at tbo unfortu nate occurrence. It is expected that another attempt will be made to-morrow. .. f!i>fciai ptimteMp The Trtbun*. Monthral, Slay 10.—The river has risen to an unusual height, and the wharves ore nearly .submerged. Temporary wharves are btlug erected. LETTERS IKOM THE PEOPLE* •DltCOfl. To the Editor of The CTfcnyo Tribune: CmcAoo, Jiioy o. I am nmch pleased to observe from letters Id Tiir Tnimms that considerable public Interest la manifested In regard to the exor bitant price of drugs. I am surprised that no move ment la made by tho druggists themsedveu. If a drug store were started with 1U motto “Pure medicine and reasonable prices, "there need bo no fear of Its Immediate and continued success, so long ns those principles were faithfully observed. Failing this. Is It not possible to start one on the co-ooernllvc plan? There can be no doubt we pay far 100 much under the present system, besides, as trulc, getting Inferior and impure drugs. Tito “doctors’ and druggists’ ring," as shown up by one of yonr correspondents, Is a blot on tbo pro fession. It Is a universal belief that there is a direct or Implied partnership between them In tho profits of every prescription. If tills Is not so, U is a wonder that tho respectable members of tho profession do not set themselves right before tho public and romovo tho stain. Dut, as bad as this. In my opinion, Is tho levying by Government of a protective tariff on any medicinal substance wntsoover. Stripped of Its disguises, It is neither moro nor loss than a special tax upon the sick; and Is therefore odiously unjust and Inhuman, ns well ns opposed to all right principles of public policy or morality. Drugs should be free as fresh air from all taxation. The country Is at vast expense for sanitary pur poses. Wo have elaborate reports on sickness and mortality statistics. Should cholera or small-pox appear, the public authorities would at once vigi lantly exercise tholr powers at great expense and trouble. With oil this proper con sideration for tho public health, la it not most inconsistent, to say tho least, to Impose n tax, any on quinine,—one of tho most Indispensable drugs.—simply to greatly Increase Its prieo for tho solo benefit of onu or two manu facturers thereof In Philadelphia? Ills surely no exaggeration to characterize nil such legislation as a gross outrage upon tho public. May I suggest that Tub Tmmnns should kindly furnish to the public some Statistics of thu 4 4 pro tcctlvo 44 taxes upon drugs and medicines on tho one hand, and or tbo expenditure for public hy giene on tho other, ll would then ho more easily seen how tho public is cheated. W c should also observe tho curious working of tho paradox of how to do It and hnw not to do It,—lavish expenditure for public health coupled with oppressive taxation, whose only effect on tho public Is to render it moro dim cult to procure these curative agencies on which public health must always tn a great measure de pend; one hand holding out the elixir of life, while the other in doing lie best to draw it back. LurE-PnssEUven. TUB LIQUOII LAW. 7b Uie Enter (if The Chicago Tribune. Chicago, May 10. —In your report of the moot ing of the wholesale liquor dealers of this city, hold at the Sherman Tuesday afternoon, your re porter has given a somewhat Incorrect account of my statement, both as to the facts and law In the ease, which, with your permission, I dcslro to cor rect. The test case In question was an Indictment for selling liquor without license, originally brought In Ihe Circuit Court of McLean County. On Investigating the proceedings of the Sonata it was discovered that the llqunr-law bill passed that body under one title with the requisite constitu tional majority, but, as the title under which it passed was Insnfttclont to cover all the articles, an amendment to the title was moved, which ti tle did not receive thu required majority. Tills defect In the passage of the bill le the point upon which the Supremo Court will he required to pass during Us nest session. The statement of your reporter “thattho most objectionable fea ture of the bill was lha penalty attached to its violation," in a measure is true, but it Is entirely too broad, as the bill would be utterly useless with out a penalty, which In all cases Is both lino and Imprisonment, Knot being loft to the discretion of the Court to send an offender to jail or not. It Is the unavoidable jail penalty In all cases, no matter how mitigating Uiu circumstances mny be, that la felt to bo un unjust severity. Thu least penalty for each offense Is not, ns your reporter says, $lO fine and twenty days 1 imprisonment, but Just the reverse, 820 line ami leu days in the Coun ty Jail, Respectfully, C. A. llasenwinklu. To Ihe Editor of the Chicago Tribune; Chicago, May 10.~Dndcr tbo obovo heading, I beg to ask your kind Insertion of a few remarks. I myself have been a saloon-keeper and a tax-payer In tbls city for several years. Although not ac cumulating a fortune by my saloonhuslness, I hove always considered It my duty to comply promptly with tbo requirements of the laws relating to both city and government licenses. I confess, however, that tny knowledge of the manner In which some others in tbo same business are treated by employes of the City Govern ment, whose duty It Is to see that every one selling liquor pays the required amount to the Oov meat and city, has afforded mo tut little encour agement to pursue the honest coarse 1 have hither to adopted. 1 mention one Instance particularly: A saloon-keeper on Dearborn street, within a stone's throw of the I’ost-Ofllcc, Inn been selling liquor for some mouths, has now no Government, and never had any city license. Why is this ho? Ho was notlfled three months ago, and since that time haa been twice reported, yet no octlon ban been taken, and. regardless of law, ho continues to sell liquor with Impunity. This I know to ho n fact, and, as one who wishes to bu a supporter of Justice and a denouncer of partial administration of hay 4aws, beg to call attention to the matter through your columns. A Saloos-Kijepbh. MDUDEH. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune : Chicago, May o.—One of tho most foul and un godly murders that was ever perpetrated In this city occurred last Sunday night a week ago, and the murderers aro to-day ns freo as air. Nlchola Pfraue, a young man In tho bloom of youth, vrss ruthlessly cut down by a lot of men, whom to call citizens were worse than a burlesque upon thu name of man. The facts of his murder can bu proven, and will he presented to the next Grand Jury, but a Jury of twelve men this day says that he came to Uia death from a cause unknown to them. I was present when the Coroner was making np the Jury to try the case and And out the facts. Men who were near of kin, even a brothur-in-luw of tho murderer, offered himself as a Juror, but was refused; but, strange to say, the Jury was made up of the frlcnda of the murderers, and brought In a verdict as above written. In the name of God, and in tho name of humani ty. shall these murderers escape? They murdered tali boy, and tho proof cun bo wade. 1). 1. C. A Prize for the Naturalists, I'urttmoulk (A’. //.) Timet, A rare spider crab, or bca spider, which natural* fats term the Hqulnailo species, has been taken mi a trawl set some thirty tulles outside of the Shoal*, and Is to bo sent to the museum of Smithsonian Idstitute. The body la convex hnd heart-shaped, four luche* In diameter, the long legs spreading about eighteen Inches} tbo eyes are small and very short of a reddish color, very active and ferocious* looking, and the body Is covered wllp spines and hairs. This species of powder Is a great annoyance to fishermen, driving away fish and larger crab and lobsters from the nets by Its constant movements. As many a* eighty thousand eggs have been found in a single female. Tho nucleate believed this “critter” to bo endowed with reason, and repro scntcdlt suspended from the neck of Diana of Epbeetia as an emblem of wisdom, it Is also figured on their modulo. Tho spider is very rare in our waters, Working Women In Now York, Over ISO, 000 women (says an exchange) are am* ployed in various kinds of labor in Now Fork City, and in general at very limited wages. Few can make more than $lO or sl2 a week, nud numbers am compelled to gut along on as Utile as $-1, while others can make no more than 20 cents a day. Ibo women who worked for Stewart have been supuos ed to be the best cared for in the city, but this Idea lies since been discovered to bo fallacious, since fines for every trivial shortcoming materially re duced tho earnings of all Stewart's employes. The SirU employed by tho Harper’s In their book-pub sitingestunllshlent are reported to bo the ocat paid and best cared for of any In Now \ ork. A Urain-Buo thing Remedy, The wondrous organ that crowns the edifice of iuhu U uot only use sent of reflection and tho homo of Ideolty,out tt is the governing centre of tho nervous system. When U U overwrought, unduly excited, or affected by irregularities of those bodily organs wh.li which it must closely sympathises, all the norvea suffer, and the gen eral health Is Impaired. Tho reason why II us tet ter's Stomach Bittersexerclsesuchasoothiuglu flucuceupoo tho bruin k, that they remove those digestive and bilious derangements which react Injuriously upon iLiuui that, in relieving irrita tion or weakness or the great sympathetic nerve which connects thu stoi c uch aim the brain, th*** beneficially affect the ioittcr organ us well us the former. Sound sleep, clearness of mind, easy digestion, and freedom from biliousness, are lu wed fef uiln yriimxtguluHKJoala mil amlca. UAHUAY-S HE HVmL.fi. win Hr OP TEN TEARS’ GROWTH CURED Bt 88, BAMAH EIEDB IHATB HAD AIT OVARIAN Ttmon m TRR i». IUKB AND UOWKbt) Foil TKN YeJuw, ANN AUHOU, Doc. 37. im .it PoV&SVeS.Plt'flS IiK , ?SSfti??,SISS , S7IKSiS«- and others without any hencitu \t wMgmw rnnldtty that I could dot Imre livedTuW mW* c 5 friend or mine mluccd me to try Uodway's A . H?.'* not much fiiiih In them, hm aidly/af^ dclilwratlorj. I tried ilium. * r ,nu ril 1 purchased six bottles of the llrsolrcnt, two ho**. the nils, ami two homes of the Heller.To**®* without any nnparent benefit. I determined to vent. 1 used twelve more bottle* of Uio Ucnolven* . ' of the Itcltef, and two boxes of lJoforo gone 1 hiui lout twenty* flva pound*. le ? we N . 1 runtiuned to use tho medicine until I wo* um> o, . 1 was entirely cured. I took jhu medicine 4b0».?*l month*. and during that time hut forty*rlvo nouns. T* •111 took three Union bottle of thu Row'lvcuwi^L I .* Uo* Relief. mid MX boxes Of the Fills. 1,1 »t* I feel jiorfectlr well, and ray heart li full of orattinu. to Clod for this help In my deep affliction. To rnn'i..* and your wonderful medicine. I feel deeply iiii-Vi.'lt* and my prayer I* that It may be ns much of a blwMiw o' other* a* It has been to me. u, * ,n * to (Signed) • MRS. K. C. BlimiNS. Mrs. Illhhln*. Who make* the above mrtinesie person for’whom I rootirsfod you to send medicine i 2 JJ»nc, IH7A Thcmctllolnosatmve stated wure lm m , 1 } of trie, with the exception of what wiw sent to lipV i>» iWX’sr 1 ™ 1 'LTCSfIfS Druggist uad Chemist, Atm Arbor, Mich This may certify that Sirs, nthhlns, who make* »L above cortlOcntc, li and has been for many years Jlft known to us, and the facts therein staled are m dootf 1 « r and undeniably correct. Any one who knows 1 UlbMns will bcllevo her itutcme.iiu . ,->lt V (bltfUCd) UKN.I. I). COCKKB, MAHYTI. phifn MARY COCKER, li. Jk FOND, DE. EADWATS Sarsapaiilliai Baailmt, TEE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER, For the Cure of all Clironic Diseases, Scrofula n Syphilitic, Hereditary or Contagions, bo It Sealed in tbo Longs or Stomach. Skin or Bones, Flesh or Nerves, Cor rupting the Solids and Vi tiating the Fluids. Chronic Rheumatism, Scrofula, Glandular BwrTTlDfa lUcklnc Dry Couirti, Cancerous AlTcctlons. RyphillJ* (.oninloTrit?. Il’rctfinff of tun Limns, liriuii, 11n Diiiorunu, White Swellings, Tumor*. tJlrcn. Skin and lllpDUeiu-es,Mercurial ntseiiscs, Female Com. plaint*, (lout. Dropsy, ll|ekota.Hall llticnm, Itrnnrhltl*. Uvur cwn ® watt » ** Sold by DrupelsU. DS. EADWAT & 00,, 32 "Warron-st, N. Y, lER/* MwafsEeailyßeM CDEES THE WORST PALM Ifl Iron Oie to Twenty Miites, NOT ONE HOTJE After reading tills Advertisement need any ont suffer with |taJn. Eadway’s Eeady Belief • IS ACM FOR EVERY PA® It was tbs first and Is tba Only Pain Remedy That fnstanllr stops the most excruciating pains, altiri Intbumnutluns. and cures ruMKcptlon*, whether of tii Lungs, biomndi, Dowels, or other glands or orpu, bj one application, In from One to Twenty Minutes, No matter how violent or excruciating the twin tin Kliciumulc, lieu-ridden, Infirm, Crippled, Kerruu, Neuralgic, or prostrated with disease may suffer, Eadway’s Eeady Belief WXLI. AITOED INSTANT EASE, Inflammation, of the Sidneys, Inflamma tion of the Bladder, Inflammation of tho Bowels, Mumps, Congestion of the Limes, Sore Throat, Difficult Breathing, Palpitation of the Heart, Hysterics, Group, Diphtheria, Catarrh, Influenza, Headache, Toothache, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Cold Chills, Ague Chills, Chilblains, Frost Bites. The application of the Heady llellnf to the partoj parts where the pain er difficulty exists will afford cut and comfort. ... . Twenty drops la half a tumbler of water will. In a fey minutes, cure Cramps, Sprains, Sour fiiomscn, Hearv burn, flick Headache, Diarrhea, Dyvculcry, Cholic, Wind In tbo Dowels, and all Internal palm. Travelers should always carry a botue of UAliw a> » HEADY ItKLEIb' with them. A few drop* In waters!" K event sickness or pains from iTianse of water. n» Her than ifrtincb Bruady or lUUcrs as a sUmuloai. FEVER MD AGUE. Fever end Ague cured for fifty cents. Them Is not • remedial uciillu the world Ihsl will cure fever su ague, and ml other malarious, fcllloui scarlet. iynW4 yellow, and other f«van(aided hy Jlsrtwiiy's WlW* quirk im itudway’s itcudy Xtellof. Fifty cents perbem* bold by Druggists. DR. EADWAY’S Regulating Pills Perfectly tasteless, riefontly coated with sweet pin. purge. reguluie, purify, rlesuse. and atrenutlien. »»* way's Fills, tor Uie euro of all disorders ot the Liver, llowuls. Kidneys, nimbler, Nervous Hrndsche. Constipation, Costiveness, Indlxestloo,yV pepsin. iilUmunct*. lllllous Fever. InlUmmsllon eft'l llowtls, Files, oud all Derangements of tho la l *™?, Viscera. Warranted to effect u positive cure, j l “f*( Vegetable, cnaUlulug no mercury, luhieral, or a^ l *** nous drugi | Observe tbe following symptoms resulting from orders of the Digestive Orgaust . Constipation, Inward Files, Fullness of the llloo> ” the Head, Acidity of thoblomacli. Nausea, llrurll-uro. DUgust of Food, Fullness of Weight lu the „i bourKruptlous, Sinking, or Kluticrlugs in tbe IML,,, the Htomachl flwlmmlng of the Head, flurried and P» tlciilt Hmslhlng. Fluttering* at tho Heart. Cboxlna « buflucsllug Sensation when hi a Lying I'nature, P» ncssof Vision, Dots or Webs before tho slfhU mid Dull Fsln lu tho Head. Deficiency of Frraplrsi Yellowness of the Skin and Lyts, Fain* .1“ Chest, Limbs, and Sudden Hushes of Heat. RunuM A few doses of MIDWAY'S FILLS will free lb* *J» m from all of the smve-nanied disorders. IfU*-." ccuUpcrbox. fold by druggists Head “Fauo and True." Sendouu IsiUroUmp U BADWAYA Wj OJJ Wrun-sL. NowVtlH, loktODIIUB TVU ■wWkilMtigu,

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