Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 21, 1876, Page 9

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 21, 1876 Page 9
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RELIGIOUS. The Doctrine of Salvation * by Faith. ■fork of the Home Missionary Society and American Tract Society. Bfllirion and Hysterics, or an En glish View of Moody’s Labors. -la jifregg of the Pope te a Del egation of French. Pilgrims. Uotes and Personals at ■ Home and Abroad- Church Services. SALTATION. ttbt it must be bt faith. Jo the amor Of The Tribune. • May 19.—11 the salvation of a moral Jlwoouldconsist of, or be made up of, happy Endings, adjuncts, or attendants, then ■“v Hivation might be reached, or reach able. irrespective of the faith of the lyol Omnipotence, In that case, might dmSr order the happy adjuncts, or transplant the sodi from whatever of wretched inaptitudes, tocoual dimes, displays, and attendants, and Ik; work would be done. But such is not the miration of the Gospel—is not the possible cx oerience of a moral being. The human soul, all perverted and distorted sr da— by the “fleshly, carnal mind, enmity S&’’ “accusedby the law written in tMrhearta," is no more within the reach of Station bj the direct agency; of Omnipotence San by that of impotence. iW on a golden inSled. nearly-gated, glorv-lighted city of gold- Sr^Siniagones afford a single ingreoient Teomsite in the salvation of a human spirit t?La. therefore, ministers say in the pulpit— Ser often do—that if God had seen fit He mirijt have made salvation contingent upon Sme other exercise than faith, or that faith ores the believer just because God says it shall Jo £O, “they multiply words without knowl edge. knowing not what they gay, neither SioW they affirm.” Saying a thing is true acrer mafic it true, no matter who says it The Bible don’t claim to make any thine tree. It don’t claim to be a book of en actments; it does claim to be a book of revela tions. -What it reveals is true, and was just as true before it was written in tbe Bible as after wards. The Bible don’t make it true that “The war of the transgressor is hard,” that “Tbe wes of sin is death,” that “He that beheveth not the Sod shall not see life,” but the wrath of God abideth on him (In the game sense as when a man disregards the kind- Ir, God-ordained lav of gravitation, steps off one of these six-story roofs, that kindly law would, in human language, deal with him in seeming wrath). Some fire-bell arouses us from sleep, and alarms our fears, and we may be so short-sight ed as to wish to uush its alarms, as though thus we should get rid of an impending doom. But die bell don’t {make the fire, nor cause the doom, hut merely gives us timely warning, that wc may “foresee the oil and hide ourselves, while the simple pass on and are punished.” Just so, the Bible don’t make hell and damnation true, bat kindly gives notice that an experience in spirit is possible, which the poverty of human language cannot better describe than by a being cast into a “Hell .of fire, where there shah be weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.” Not that literal fire can touch the nu man spirit, in any world, or that any local or tangible agency fan, more than figuratively, have to do with that inevitable consciousness of tli* onbeliering sinner, that “ our God is a con suming fire.” This wretched consciousness, mingled with a tense of meanness, depravity, and ingratitude, lakes up the case described by Solomon, —“a rounded spirit who can bear,” —a fate more in ferable and resolutely to be avoided, if it ere possible, than any literal burning in un cecamble fire, but one from which no powers I Omnipotence or of human will, directly ex ited, affords the slightest hope of salvation. Although the opinion that the soul departing his life In eternity to God, and out of harmony rtth all the elements which constitute heaven, oust enter a local “place of torment” where o&terisl fire shall rage in vain to annihilate it, 6j surely, a mistaken interpretation of the 3iWe figures intended to convey the fearful Rrichcdness of a fallen spirit tortur )d and horning with remorse and tbe loss of its chosen carnal enjoyments, let this opinion only mistakes in the attitude of muses too subtle and spiritual for grosser minds to appreciate, and hence is seen toe wisdom of inspiration in confiding those sublime mysteries to a repository of figures. But it must be manifest that salvation Tannot consist in escaping such a literal bell of fire on tbe one hand, nor In gaining a seat inside of the heavenly city on the other. But “ a mcct- B&6S to be partaker of the inheri tance of the Saints in light” on the one hand, and an inherent cursedncss impelling the workers of iniquity to take “to everlasting lire, suited to the devil and his angels,” on tbe other, must order the awards in these awful cases. No direct effort of Omnipo tence, no arbitrary judgment of Infinite Sov ereignty, will determine the balances here. Hence, we see the mistake of supposing that the Arbiter, if disposed, might have chosen to dis pense salvation on the condition of folly instead of faith. For unless there is something in the condition which effectually reconciles sinning man with Holy God. there can be no salvation. Now, fop a condition adequate to this result. Reconciliation and harmony with God can only exist in the exercise of love; and in such exer cise of love there can be no failure of the re quired harmony and reconciliation. Hence the «ible places all virtue in love, —“Without love lam nothing.” “Love God, and thy neighbor thyself, for on these two commandments “ig all the law and tbe prophets.” “He that joveh hath fulfilled the law.” “Whosoever ioveth is bom of God.” “Wherefore, love is “c fulfilling of the law.” Now, as “faith which worketh by Icve,” like other faith, comes of appreciated prool, competent, credible, that J given idea is true; and, that idea is such that, ucmg entertained in faith as true, the believer is prompt involuntarily to love, because the subject oi the statement is loving and loveable, such an Idea, in statement, becomes a faith which worketh by love. Not that every faith ran or dots so work,—for instance, the very common .faith that “money Is the passport to Jh good does not work by love, unless it be the love of money; the faith that w a he well stuck to is as good as truth” works quite other than the faith of the Hindoo mother in the «rtue of drowning her own child in the Ganges don t work by love, “ for love worketh no ill to his neighbor.” The truth is that faith aEects the believer according to the idea believed o be true, even tn °ngh it is not true in fact- Tike an instance among thousands: the confidingwifc has serene J 0! *n the mistaken faith that he* husband is «ne and faithful to her. Her faith in the “deilty of her husband affects her jist the same it were true, though it is saily false* In The point I am aiming to reach Mjo is that *nch is man, that no matter what his jist life, or present turbulence of spirit, it is posi'hle to 2** k* B Mention awav from his remong and enmity against God, and Ms rasl. a nd joolfeh devotion to temporal and carnal delicts, the contemplation of a set of developing with the proofs of genuineness aid jojhtyin those facts, provided those lactf hod Jonh God, in another person and attitude of bu “S than that in which he has had Ms combative fie«s excited during his life of sin; thus r*S he shall see, not perceive, hearing ho shall hear and not understand” until the greatest in the universe, 44 God iu Christ reconciling the world unto Himself Jot imputing their trespasses unto them,” shall go far have engrossed Ms tilth J~t ilt becomes to Mm a reality. Love in Cod ■J 0 him becomes love to God in him, and there “whosoever loveth is born of God.” The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jests J 4B made him free from the law of sin ant sßath.”5 Bath.” This newly-awakened faith works by is the fulfilling of tbc law. This Is “the faith wMch was once delivered to Jbe Saints,” This is 44 believing to the saving of the souk” It is easy to sec the part acted by futh in this reconciliation between God and ffiu. Without tbc evangelical facts of New Testament, the faith which Works by love is positively impossible, witb such faith and love reconciliation is Without mduecoadha tkm, the salvation of the human soul is positively impossible. Hence we see why it Is said, “With out faith it is impossible to please Him,” “ Whatsoever., is not of faith is sin,”'* 1 Without shedding of the blood *of death—is one of the chain of facts necessary to the faith which worketh by love. As without this, the hub in the wheel of Divine condescen sion to man, or to the law written in his heart, the scheme would fail to reduce human aliena tion and enmity by awakening the sin-annihilat ing virtue of love. In the light of these arguments it is easy to see that faith is far enough from being gn arbitrary decree of Divine sovereignty, upon which—while He might, if disposed, just as well have chosen some other exercise—to offer “solvation by the remission of sins.” Indeed, it is easy to see that this is the only successful process of addressing to the attention and natural affections motives naturally almost irre sistible,—the Babe of Bethlehem instead of the “Fearful Majesty,*’—but not perceived as related to the old prejudice and enmity. Thus, a mind, embittered and enraged against God, may, through the natural affections and attention, be led into admiring, even loving be lief in the Son of God, and, suddenly or gradu ally, as the faith may be, he is “ transformed into the same image, as by the Spirit of the Lord.” “Wc love Him because (In our faith) He first loved us.” It is to be hoped that this, in itself, plain sub ject will come to be examined directly in our hearts, under the light of the Bible, as the Di vinely-authorized copy of the law manuscript In our hearts, without plodding the devious ways of the effete theologies of the schools; that it will be taught as one of the almost positive sciences; that “He that bcllevcth ou the Son of God hath— by the law of moral forces—everlasting life;” and Illustrated by the experiment of iumvlduais and whole classes. “If thou bellcvcst with all thine heart thou mayest be baptized.” The Rev. J. A. Hall6ck. MISSIONS AND TRACTS. TUB HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY. The annual meeting of the American Home Missionary Society was held May 10 in New York. The report of the Executive Committee was read by the Rev. Dr. Clapp., The Society has 9T9 ministers of the Gospel in Us service in thirty-three different States and Territories. It has ten missionaries, who have preached during the Tear to congregations of colored people, and thirty-seven who have preached in foreign languages—twenty-one to •' Welsh, thirteen to German, one to French, and two to Swedish congregations. The num ber of pupils In Sabbath-schools is 85,370. Ninety-two churches have been organized by the missionaries during the year, and .41 have become self-supporting; 55 houses of worship have been completed, 128 repaired, and 20 oth •ers are in process of erection; 202 churches re port revivals of religion, and 500 missionaries report 6,297 hopeful conversions. The addi tions to the churches, os nearly as con be ascer tained, have been 7,836, viz.; 4,869 on profession and 2,967 by letter. The total receipts of the vear have been $310,027.62, and the expenditures '5509,'871.54, leaving $13,906.63 still due to mis sionaries for labor performed, but not yet re ported. In addition to these past dues, appro priations already made and daily becoming due amount to $87,915.43, making the total of pledges $101,31*2.G4; toward redeeming which, and to apply on other appropriations, there is a balance in the Treasury of $16,986.11. The report then proceeds as follows: “The summing up of the year’s results shows full oc casion for grateful joy. The number of mis sionaries employed exceeds by twenty-seven that of the previous year. The number newly is greater by twenty-six; the years of service are more by thirty-one; 302 more sta tions have been supplied; 4,620 more children and youth were gathered into Sabbath-schools and Biblc-classes; 59 more missionaries moke -mention of revivals, reporting 2,357 more hope fid converts; 1,475 more have been added to the churches; oi these, 1,045 more joined on pro fession of faith; 25 more churches were or ganized; 8 more became self-supporting; 13 more young men are reported as preparing for the ministry. The re ceipts, notwithstanding the universal de pression of business, were $1,130.80 in advance of those of the forty-ninth year, which were $14,330 larger than in any year that went before it. Tbe amount of legacies, though large ($58,589.95), was $3,700 less, and the contribu tions of tbe churches and individuals were $6,837 more than in the previous year. The ex penditures were greater by $13,081.19, and the gifts of clothing, books, cash, etc., through the Society, but not entering Into its Treasurer’s account, exceed those of any former year, being not less than $72,000. President Wooiccy appointed Dr. A H. Clapp one of the Recording Secretaries; John B. Hutchinson, Deacon in Plymouth Church; and Dr. Barrows, a Committee to report a list of officers to be elected. The Committee,' after a short consultation, returned and presented the following report: All the present officers of the Society, with the substitution of the Rev. Aldeo £. Robbins, D. D., of Muscatine, la., in place of the Hon. Jacob Butler, of the same city, for Vice-Presi dent; the Rev. Arthur Little, of Fond du Lac, Wis., in place of the Rev. John J. Winter, D. D., of Beaver Dam, Wis., deceased, and tbe Rev. Nathaniel J. Barton, D. D., of Hartford, Conn., in place of the Rev. Robert G. Yermilyc, D. D., of Hartford} Conn., deceased, for Direc tors ; and the re-election of the executive offi cers, namely, the Treasurer, Auditor, Secre taries for Correspondence, and Recording Secre tary. The report was concurred in. The officers elected aud tbe Society then adjourned. TUB TRACT SOCIETY. The annual meeting of the American Tract Society was held in New York May 10. The at tendance, which was large, included several prominent clergymen of the various evangelical denominations. Tbe Rev. Dr. S. L Prime, edi tor of the New York Observer , presided. A summary of the annual report was read, showing that the whole number of new Sublications issued from the Tract-House uring the year was sixty-one, of which thirty-six were volumes. Amoug these were books for devotion and edification, re vival manuals, expository works, books for young people and children, illustrated gift books, Illustrated tracts, and other works, in cluding a Teachers’ Bible in several editions. The aggregate circulation of the six periodicals Eublished by the Society for the year was nearly ,500,000 copies. Tbe amount of grants of pub lications for the year was $48,191.18, or over 72,000,000 pages. More than, one-third of this amount was committed for distribution to the home and foreign missionaries of the various evangelical societies, to Sabbath-school Superin tendents, and teachers, Young Men’s Christian Associations, and other Christian workers. Nearly one-fifth has gone by various agencies to the seamen, or through them to foreign ports. About 36,000,000 pages were used m connec tion with direct personal efforts of the col porteurs, agents, and life members and life Di rectors of the Society. The receipts, including $101,713.33 in dona tions and legacies, were $492,252.30; to which add $12,325.38, balance of sinking fund account and balance in the Treasury April 1, 1875, making the total resources for the year $504,- 577.68. The expenditures in the various de partments of the Society for the year, inclnd- Jng $5,818.35 to sinking fund account, have been $501,803.96, leaving a balance In the Treas ury of $2,773.72. * Two hundred and twenty-nine colporteurs, In cluding forty-six students from twenty-two col leges and theological seminaries, labored in llurty-one of the United States and in some of tae adjoining British provinces. They held or addressed 6,735 religious meetings; made 191,- 062 family visits; conversed on personal religion or prayed with 119,903 families; found 20,10 S Protestant families who habitually neglected attending evangelical preaching; 10,032 families of Roman Catholics; 12,183 families destitute of all religious books except the Bible, and 8,802 Protestant families without tbe Word of God. RELIGIOK AND HYSTERICS. AN ENGLISH VIEW OP MOODY’S WORK. Tht London World. The increase wMch, according to an official report published recently, there has been in the number of lunatics received into the asylums of Edinburg, is attributed to the wave of revival ism and the religious excitement wMch swept not long ago over that part of Scotland. The statement is at least suggestive. If religious feeling, carried to excess, can and does produce insanity, it becomes necessary to decide when the indulgence of It begins to be injurious. Messrs. Moody and Saukeytnightly filled crowd ei balls with rapturous devotees, and the effect of diese exciting performances was watched by pb-cbological students with keen interest. Uufortuui.ely the deductions they may have dravn hive dia yet been published to the world. is it that attracts large audiences, and what\re the results moron? and physically! Every me is aware of the electrical properties of am ssemblagc of human beings. There seems Unxn some subtle sympathy through the aggregafcmulUtudciwMch is utterly wanting to the solitai-. xu£t; the orator easily moves a cravdto Sbs, tsars, and frantic laughter by very simplv mcais, though, using the same THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY. MAY 21, 1876-SIXTEEN PAGES. moans, he would fail utterly with one lonely listener. When we talk of the audience being carded away by the speaker the expression is a .Illst,nnß»‘*h/ir'WJ aWav oughly transported out oi themselves. Crowds do not reason, they only fcbl; but because they do not reason is that, therefore, the best and truest sort of education which works through the emotions only? Many writers have expatiated on the evils of an unlimited Indulgence of the imagination; some have compared it to a horse without a rider others to a devastating torrent; all have agroec to condemn it; yet, revivalist preachers, and the sacredotalists who would fain graft an antiquat ed ceremonial upon the simplicity of the apos tolic faith, rely for their success on such ageav des alone. Pathetic descriptions of the sor rows of humanity; harrowing narratives of sdn and its eternal punishments; voluptuous expa tiatlons on the material rewards ami the happi ness of the blest; sensual accompaniments of lights, music, and perfumes, the whole subtle influence of which on the brain is scarcely as vet .fully recognized; the aids of fasting, privations, and castigations—all combine to swell the long string of imaginative aids, and form tin} strains such people delight to harp on. An undue use of the emotions blunts the fine edge of the reasoning and intellectual powers, yet this is precisely the object aimed at. “ Never mind what reason says; only feel that you are saved,” is the dictum of the Evangelicals. “ Ely all means restore church discipline,” is the watchword of the Ritualists. These latter aim indeed at a very real power, yet the effect on their worshipbrs is but a phase of the emotions —nothing more—a sensational experience like any other “ intellectual dram-drinking,” as the. Bishop of Manchester once aptly expressed it. Those who have seen the evils of revivals— the languor succeeding on such exhaustive sensations, the dullness and despondency as the glitter and glamour faded away; peo ple discovering they arc in pretty much the same condition as before, only a few minds' un hinged, a few familiea'broken up from mistaken ideas of duty, as some of the shining converted’ lights have followed the preacher’s fortunes, otherwise the body of the population lymg in the same state of Ignorance and darkness *as be fore, except for the additional effects of the re action consequent on excitement; these who have seen all this may w ell be tempted to shore In the elder Mill's hatred of everything that savored of enthusiasm. No doubt the enthusi asm of an apostle giving up his life and his em ergy to the dissemination oi what he believes to be the truth is a line and stirring sig’at, but the enthusiam of a crowd is mere bubble and froth. Our Lord to-day, Barabbas tomiarrow, are equally the cry ana the idol of the hour. The sensation is passing, and the effects a£ it are not less transitory. The most poor and unlearned occasionally feel within them a longing for; something better—a yearning for enjoyment/ superior to the material indulgences of a hard aucl grinding life. The rich, again, in this age of enervating luxury, demand that even religion .should be highly spiced; and many amongsb educated women go out of their minds from a s timulatiug course of religion, just as the Turk <3 es from au unlimited use of “hasheesh.” If lad-doctors will tell yon thatalmost all their fern ale patients* are crazed on the subject of love or ’religion, the preponderance being on the side mt the latter. Surely, if religion is indeed a valuable and a sacred thing, it ought not to be used to unhinge the splendid mechanism of the mind, and leave the little gray matter —that source of wonder even to Flato aaefthe philos ophers of old—to perform no be/.ter functions than a rabbit’s brain I But, tbea, those religi *ous enthusiasts, of wiiom there Aiave been plen ty since the world began, saj men must be awakened from the sleep oi death at any price. What! is religious lunacy a more admirable tiling than reason and sanity? Minds perpetu ally worked on by a partlciuor train of thought, perpetually stimulated amL perpetually at high pressure, trying constantly to feel a degree of emotion of which our Imperfect faculties arc not capable, must lose the equilibrium which constitutes a well-regulated mind. Our Lord’s teachings were of a very different order. When people made to him violent demonstrations of attachment or umrorldliness, he quletlv tested them by such sayings as, “Sell all that thou hast and give to the poor.” His own enthusi asm was the perfect serenltyof faith and a good life. To sum up, no religion caoibe good that leads to lunacy—reason being the. sole Interlude be tween ourselves and the brute beasts. Far too much stress is laid in the present day upou a man’s feelings. Jeremy Taylor says: “ A good life is tbe best way to understand wisdom and religion.” Religion being the science of God, what vre feel isnot theimportantpart, but wbat is the truth. If religion is a science, it must be governed by the laws of progress and enlighten ment, and sustained bydbe fundamental prin ciples of truth aud order. The fact is, true re ligion is of so subtle aud delicate a nature that the ordinary vulgar mind cannot conceive it in its purity, and Clothes it in the fleshly fancies of a groveling mind. Mme. de Montcspan confessed and communicated regularly, conceiving that by thus, as It were, compounding for other sins, she was free to follow the desires of her heart. How many converted sinners, whose reception has been matter of talk and congratulation in religious circles, have really persevered In good ways, and have not, while adopting the special phrases and cant expressions or observances of their own particular religious set, carried on their business or their pleasure exactly as they did before? Religion founded on mere im pulses or states of feeling of necessity evapo rates when brought into rude contact with the evils and the hamships of human existence; honest minds are apt to relapse into sheer ne gation, while indifferent and ill-balanced na tures retain a veneer of sentiments which their whole life and modes of "action belie. The sole use of religion is to give men a ra tional object of being, better and higher than mere money-getting, and to point out the best way of obtaining that object. The greater number of emotional enthusiasts care not to reason thus calmly; they usually surrender themselves, their thoughts, and their‘free-will to some spiritual guide whom it pleases them to erect into a demigod, and to whose dictates, whether right or wrong, they unquestionably bow. Especially Is this tbe fact with wonusn; and In their case, being the weakest, the most sensitive, and by education the least logical, the results are naturally the most deplorable. The longing of the present for inquiry-rooms oia the one hand and the confessional on the other is nothing but a very natural expression of weak ness on the part of mankind, and of the easy desire to shift moral responsibility on to self chosen monitors, warranted to govern their ac tions and decide for them those questions which ought fitly to be settled between God and a man’s soul alone. But the whole subject Is well worthy of con sideration. The influence of emotional religion in destroying the balance of reason; the ap parent craving entertained by the nation for more racy teaching than Is supplied by the Church, and tbe implied uselessness of that in stitution herself if she fails to carry out the purposes she was evidently instituted for; the spread of luxury aud self-indulgence even into tne ordinances and 1 principles of religion —all these are questions pregnant with meaning, and fraught with interest not only to this but to fu ture generations. In the words of a great liv ing writer, to whom such hysteric enthusiasm is hateful, religion “is a meek and blessed in fluence, stealing in as it were upon the heart; it comes quietly and without excitement; it has no terror, no gloom in its approaches; it does not rouse up the passions; it is untrammcled by the creeds and unshadowed by the supersti tions of man; ... it uplijts the spirit with in us, until it is strong enough to overlook the shadows of our place of probation, and breaks, link after link, the chain that binds us to ma teriality.” THE POPE. HIS ADDRESS TO FEMAXB PILGRIMS. A dispatch from Rome to the London ffVmes, of date May 1, has the following: Yesterday morning the Pope gave a special audi ence to a number of French pilgrims who have ar rived from Toulouse, headed by ilonsclgneur Des prez. Archbishop of that Diocc* c. In reply to the address presented to him, Ills Holiness paid that— ‘4 Their presence reminded hum of the aacred rel ics preserved in their city, and particularly of the body of St. Thomas, the Angelic Doctor of the Church. The memory of St. 1 'nomas recalled those times to his mind, and the sail events which then affected Toulouse and other purls of France. The and the followers of Almcric of Prague and of Gugliclmo de Sant Amorc, who had nothing saintly abont him but his name, formed together an infamous alliance, fabricating errors and blas phemies mixed np in the strangest manner, and which was protected, unfortunately, by certain ru lers, Raymond, Count of Toulouse, and others, who - sought to infect and corrupt the people. Tfccflrst to oppose them was the Patriarch St. Dominic, and then St. Thomas Aquinos with his celestial doctrine. Together they repulsed the assaults of the unbelievers, the errors of the new heretics, and, disdaining the protection given them by certain powerful persona, succeeded with God’s help in gaining the desired victory. Even then the new heretics asserted what anotherdcspic able sect asserted In our day—that the Catholic Church bad ceased to exist. The heretics of the thirteenth century believed that this end had come with the accession of Pope St Sylvester to the Pontifical throne. The heretics of the nresent time were, however, somewhat more indulgent. It appeared that they conceded a little lower life to the Catholic Church. The Old Catholics of Germany were in accord with all the other heretics of Eurone-in. saying that the Church was not what it was formerly—that it had fallen, had become obscured, that it was not pure, and it appeared that they arrogated to them selves the right of purifying It. Nor was a Count of Toulouse wanting who also protected the new heretics, as neither were powerful .persons wanting who furiously persecuted the Catholic religion. He would not, he said, speak of that ant-hill of here tics which had especially precipitated teelf upon this poor Ju>ly, where, making their way with de vrOTtl, ftlri— sought to defile this beautiful 'country. No, he would not speak of this miserable muss of errors and erring ones. Inasmuch us through their dis cords and evil counsels they mntualiv de stroyed one another. But if St. Dominic by his prayers and St. Thomas by bis writings and sermons overcame the enemies of God and imrlflun the Church of so much filth and dross, they might hope to obtain the same ends by using the same means. Certain it was that now the good Catholics used the arms of prayer and of the Word to overcome the assaults of the emissaries of Satan. Referring to his imprison ment, but not nsing the expression, the Pope told the pilgrims that they had come to visit him in this comer of the capital of the Catholic orb, a corner blessed by Goa, where prudence and necessity obliged him to live and reside. He blessed France in her families, in her cities, in her provinces, in her realm,* in order that, through union and accord, and the abnegation of certain particular opinions, enemies of the common triumph, all the people of that noble land might draw harmoniously together to sustain the interests of the Church and of the coun try. It was not true that diversity of character and disposition were oostacles to union. lie reminded them of the mystic chariot of Ezekiel drawn by four different animals. The ferocity of the lion went in accord with the reason of man, the swiftness of the eagle with the slowness of the ox. So many diver sities of nature were no obstacle to the smooth and steady steps they took together, nor did any one of those animals seek to draw the chariot in accord with its own disposition,’but It went steadily for ward because it was gdtdcd and directed by God. All, then, humbling themselves at the feet of the Lord, should sacrifice their partlculnr 'opiniona be fore Him. He would then inspire their counsels and guide them to an end. ” THE.NEW TESTAMENT. INCORRECTNESS OP TUB PRESENT VERSION. To the Editor of The Tribune. The second verse of the filth chapter of Sec ond Corinthians reads in the common English version of the New Testament thus, viz: For wc must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ: that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. A person who carefully reads the New Testa ment In the original Greek, will be often im pressed with the failure of the common English version to give tbe correct meaning and full force of the Greek. The word “appear” in the above verse is translated from the Greek, “ phanerothenl,” the first oorist passive infinitive of “ phaneroo,” which signifies to be made known or manifest. So the verse should read, “ For we must all be made known for manifest) before tbe judgment scat of Christ,” &c. There is a marked difference be tween the word “ appear ” and the phrase “be made known” or “be made manifest.” The idea taught here is that we shall not simply ap pear on that solemn aud awful occasion, but we shall appear in our true light and be made known as never before- • Who can deny after reading this verse, that there will he a final judgment-day wherein all shall be judged by Christ according os they have lived on earth? Surely no one wno believes the New Testament. . That all shall not receive the same judgment is necessarily implied from tbe fact that each one is to be judged according to the things which he did in the body, whether good or bad. Ciiarlss H. Reed. RELIGIOUS MISCELLANY. TUB CIIDRCU IN GENERAL. A town of 500 inhabitants in Syria has been converted to Protestantism. A chapel and a school-house have been built, and a preacher and teacher stationed there. The next annual meeting of the Young Men’s Christian Association of the United States and Canada will be held at Toronto, Canada, July 12-16, in Shaftesbury Hall. A large attendance of delegates is expected. Messrs. Moody and Sankcy, after the State Sunday-School Convention at Jacksonville,' are coming to Chicago. The different ministerial associations of this city have invited them • to hold a few union services at Farwell Hall dur ing their stay here. , The present Presbyterian Church at Hunters towu, Pa., was built iu 1783. It took tbe place of a log building, which had probably been erected before 1740—at least a grave-yard at tached to tbe church has a headstone recording a death as early as 1739. The English New Testament Revision Com mittee have struck out as spurious the last seven verses of the last chapter of St. Mark. They have also struck out, as being a false Inter polation, a verse in one of the Epistles which is frequently quoted as a proof of the existence of the Trinity. A third English mission is to be planted In Central Africa. The London Missionary Socie ty intends to found a mission upon Lake Tanganyika, with headquarters at Ujiji. The sum ol £5,000 has been offered to the Society toward tbe purchase of a steam launch to be used upon the lake. There are in the City of Baltimore, where the Methodist Episcopal Conference is now In ses sion, seventy-six Methodist churches. Of these, forty-nine belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church North, eight to the Methodist Episcopal Church South, eight to the Protestant Method ist, six to the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and tbe remaining five are independent. The Presbytery of Huntington, Pa., at Its late meeting, admonished two preachers, first, for irregular action in preaching ocyond the bounds of their own Presbyteries without any author ity, and second, for preaching doctrines known as the “ Higher Life/ S \yhich are not in accord ance with the truth as held in the Presbyterian Church, and, therefore, “ dangerous and per nicious.” Of the 330 students in the University of Vir ginia 106, together with 15 out of the S 3 mem 3trs of the Faculty, have formed a Christian Association. The Association has prayer-meet ings In different parts of the University and conducts four Sunday-schools. The students are classified according to their actual member ship in churches or denominational tendency: Episcopal, 117; Presbyterian, 63; Baptist, 31; Methodist, 39; Disciples, 7; others, 15; ac knowledging no tendency, 12; total reached by the Association, 353. A Parliamentary report has just been issued iu England about the additions made to the British Museum during the year ending March 31, 1876. Among the rare acquisitions are a number of Sanskrit works and six copies of Papal Indulgences printed upon vellum, which are very valuable. One Indulgence is dated 1517, and is one of those granted by Pope Leo X. in return for contributions towaul tbe erec tion of St. Peter’s at Rome, the sale of which through John Tetzel called forth Luther’s first remonstrance against the evils of his time. Lapland mothers are not in the habit of stay ing at home with their babies. The Lapps are a very religious people, and take long journeys to hear their pastors. As soon as the family ar rives at the little wooden church, and tbe rein deer are secured, the father shovels a snug lit tle bad in the snow, and the mother wraps the baby in skins and deposits it therein. Then the father piles the snow around it, and the dog is set on guard, while the parents go decorously into church. Often as many as thirty babies may be seen laid away in the snow about a church. The London Times of April 20 says: “The Revisers of the Authorized Version of the New Testament met on Tuesday at the Jerusalem Chamber for the fifty-ninth session.'and sat for seven hours. The were present, the Bishop of Glocester and Bristol (who presided), the Deans of Lincoln and Lichfield, Archdeacon Lee, Canon Westcott, Professors Brown and JUlligan, Drs. Angus, Hort, and Vance Smith, and Prependarics Humphry and Scrivener—ln all, twelve members, and Mr. Troutbeck, the Secretary. The com pany carried on their revision to the end of the 22d verse of the sth chapter of the Epistle to the Ephesians.” The following advertisement appeared In a re cent number of a religious paper: “ Wanted, cold and silver, old studs or links, chain, or any kinds of jewelry, to melt down to form Swires* (Exod. xxxix., 3) to complete the fac-simfle of the dress of the High Priest of Israel. Con tributions to be sent to Dr. , who desires also to make another—and he believes much more perfect—model of the Tabernacle of Israel, double the size of that in bis possession, made by the Rev. G. Rogers,—viz., 2 inches to the cubit,” He proposes to have all the gold as real gold, as described in Exod. xxviii, etc., and all the silver real silzer. A suggestion lias been made lately In the Lon don Guardian for the election of Bishops by the dioceses. It proposes tbit the Prime Minister shall call upon the Diocesan* Conference to nominate & suitable person to recommend to the Queen, who could then issue the eonged'dlre in the usual form. In this way, so far as the nomination of the new Bishop is concerned, the initiative is taken by the diocese, while the au thority of the Crown to cuzfirm or to reject the nomination is recognized. The Episcopalians of America, before judging of the justice and liber ality of this plan, will be lech to ask what voice the laity of the diocese aie to have in making the nomination. The information concerning army chaplains, as gained by Congress is the course of the in quisition for army reform, is not very flatter ing to those occupying that position. CoL palmer, who has served since 1&46, calls them the w greatest the aonxJ 7 and &avs:. u A more useless and worthless set of drones and Idlers were n'6ver fastened on a bodv of men. The men who have been appointed to tbesc DositlQiis arc generally characterless* and arc no example to the officers or men, and they bring the Christian religion Into contempt wherever the}' go.” *Gen. Ord, also, whose services date from 1839,*5ay3 that not more than one In ten Is useful. At the Methodist preachers’ meeting, tn New York lately, the Rev. Mr. Bowditch, on behalf of the Committee appointed to investigate the subject of providing unferraented wine for sac ramental use, reported that good unfennented wine, which will keep for anylength of time, can be made os follows: “Take anv kind of ripe grapes and boil with a small quantity of water until reduced to a pulp: strain through fine muslin, and to every gallon of juice thus ob tained add from three to four pounds of com mon sugar; then boil the juice over again, and pour while hot Into air-tight jars or bottles, which must be kept closely scaled. The wine will begin to ferment in a few days If exposed to the air. The cost of this wine i» about ?L per gallon,” The London j\Tiixloncmj Chronicle says that of the South African tribes, the Hottentots ire surprising!}* hard to convert to Christianity, »nd ready to backslide. The Kafirs are greaxly su perior. intellectually and physically, vet they have held out for fifty years against Christian ( influences. There Is scarcely a genuine convert among them, their resentful, warlike natures being a bar to sympathy with the missionaries’ teachings. Redoubled efforts are being made in their behalf. The Zulus are equally unapproach able. The Bechuanas, comprising the other and much the largest race in South Africa, are mild and tractable. They take to Chrlstianltyrcodilv, the Christian Sabbath Is generally observed in their territory, and they are giving up their no madic habits to become cultivators of the soil. PERSONAE. Dr. Samuel H. Cox, in lus 84tb year, Commis sioner to the General Assembly, will be the oldest member in that Assembly. Mr. John J. Blair has increased the endow ment in Blair Presbyterial Academy for the free education of ministers’ sons to $31,500. The Rev. William B. Sprague, D. D., L. L. D., died at his home in Flushing, L. 1., on Sun day morning, May 7, iu the 81st year of bis age. Bishop Talbot, of the Episcopal Diocese of In diana, recently confirmed nineteen of the con victs at the State Penitentiary, presented by the chaplain, the Rev. John S. Gray. The Rev. Dr. J. L. JL Gary has returned to Richmond after a long tour abroad. He was formerly a member of Congress from Alabama, and is now one of the most prominent Baptist divines in the South. ' The Rev. C. DeHec, Presbyterian missionary on Cerisco Island, West Coast of Africa, writes that a remarkable religious interest has been developed there. At a recent meeting twenty persons rose for prayer. It is very remarkable that daring the month of ApriL and since the fourth day of that month, Bishop Stevens has confirmed 1,016 persons in the Diocese of Pennsylvania, nearly equaling the numbers confirmed in the whole State six teen years ago. The Rev. H. M. Collisson, late pastor of Wil low Creek Presbyterian Church, Illinois.. and now Rector of the Reformed Episcopal Church in Ottawa, Canada, has been appointed delegate to the Free Church of England by the Council of the Reformed Episcopal Church. The Rev. David N. Yanderveer, of Kingston, N. Y., who has accepted the call of (he Union Park Congregational Church, Chicago, is a graduate of Union College and of Princeton Seminary, and baa had nine years’ experience as pastor of the Reformed Church of Kingston. Last Sunday Bishop Loughltn administered the rite of confirmation to 1,120 candidates at the Church or St. Vincent dc Paul in Brooklyn. Of this great number about 300 were adults, one old man being 96 years old. Never before were so many people confirmed at one time in Brooklyn. Mr. Plhnsoll, the 'English Parliamentary champion of the sailors, proposes to have the church help his good work along/ He has just sent circulars to all the English clergy, asking them to get signatures to petitions in favor of the additional reforms which he desires in the shipping laws. The Dr, Galusha Anderson, pastor for two years and seven months of the Strong place Baptist Church, Brooklyn, closed his labors with that church last Sunday. He will go to Chicago, carrying with him the kindliest wishes of his Brooklyn congregation, who have found itf him a faithful pastor and friend. — Inde pendent. ■ 0 The Rev. PetcrStryker, D. D.,50f the First Pres byterian Church, at Rome, N. Y., has received calls from the first Presbyterian Church at .Os wego, N. T., the First Presbyterian Church at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and the Rutherford Park Presbyterian Church, in New Jersey. It is probable be will accept the call to Saratoga Springs. The Rev. Charles P. Cole, of Portland, Me., has been invited to be assistant minister to toe Rev. Dr. James W. Thompson, of the Unitarian Church at Jamaica Plains, Boston, with a salary of $2,500. Dr. Thompson is fh his 71st year, and nos not been in his usual good health of late. His ministry has been long and effective. The eighty-fourth 'anniversary of thebirthday of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepard, who has been a preacher for sixty years,' and for forty-one years bns been connected with the Congrega tional Cliuroh in Bristol, R. 1., was celebrated last Monday. Very many townspeople and friends visited their aged pastor, and there was read to him a message from the Rhode* Island ; Association of Congregational Ministers testify ing to the many Virtues and great success of their brother preacher. The roungcr Tyng is again surprising his clerical brethren by what is deemed a great ir regularity. Not content with aiding and abet ting Moody and Sankey, he has now opened Holy Trinity Chapel in New York to Jfiss Baird and Miss Logan, district mission exhorters from England, who crossed the ocean on his invita tion. They hold meetings which are chiefly at tended* by women, every afternoon, preaching, exhorting, and using the same hymns that the American revivalists do. Neither of these women is described hs remarkable in anyway: they are earnest and sensible, and a marked contrast in their style to Mrs. Van Cott, whose sermons in Brooklyn were regarded as theatrical in style. Her labors there, which were very fruitful, are ended, and she has gone to Daven port, la. _ BREVITIES. The boys of Detroit seem to be going down hill in their morals of late. Sunday one of the legion, who has always been noted for his respectful demeanor toward the great public, observed an old citizen yawning and gaping on a street-corner, and said to him: u Better not open your mouth too wide.” “■Why?” was the surprised query. “There’s a law aglh opening a sjfloon on Sun day!” continued the sinful child, as he/slid lor the ifffddle of the street. It is universally admitted that a boy between the ages of 10 and 16 is the most exasperating nuisance In the world. The other evening one of these wretched creatures stalked into a par lor, full of company, and, addressing his father In the customary deafening tones, said: “Pop, what’s this 1 hear about our minis ter!” Thereupon several of the ladies present cast startled looks about them, and then “lit out” of the apartment in considerable confusion.— Brooklyn Argus. A poor curate sent his servant to a chandler’s shop, kept by one Paul, for bacon and eggs for hi* Sunday dinner, on credit. This being refus ed, the damsel, as she had nothing to cook, thought she might as well go to church, and en tered as her master,in the midst of his discourse, referring to the Apostle, repeated, “What says Paul?” The good woman, supposing the ques tion addressed to her, answered, “Paul says, sir, that he’ll give you no more trust till you pay your old score.” The Coroner, in summing up a recent case, pointed out to the jury that there was no evi dence whatever that the deceased had come to her death by foul play, and therefore there was nothing for them to do but to return a verdict of “Death by the visitation of God.” Thejury, however, thought it dignified to retire for con sideration. They dared not, of course, give a verdict right la the teeth of the£oroner’s sum ming up, and so, after a long consideration, this is how they satkfied their own consciences and the demands of justice: “We find that the de ceased died by the visitation of God, hut under the most suspicious circumstances The “tit and jottle” anecdote InthePebruary Drawer reminds a Boston correspondent that “Boston’s handsome minister”—as N. P. fllis called the Rev. Dr. Kirk—in addressing acrowd ed audience at the Trcmont Temple, among many other good things, remarked: “The kingdom of heaven Is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a woman took and hid m three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.” A novel, sort of yeaat, truly I The doctor was too wise a man to go back on his assertion, how ever, for there canoe no doubt he “ saw the Eoiht” in amultitude of laughing eyes before fcn. He “ralscdiLacigslc, itibia bread, was heavy. " The room became so crowded that it became necessary to procure more scats. There were chairs stowed carefully away in the attic; one of the members went up to band them down; theleadcr gave out the hymn, “ Hold the Fort.” Ttc attic floor consisted of the plastering, which constituted the ceiling of the room below, of which circumstance the chair seeker was not aware. So just as the choir commenced the first stanza, down came one leg of the unfortunate chair-hunter. The choir, however, did not notice the circumstance, and went on singing, ‘‘Ho! my comrades, see the signal waving m the air, reinforcements now arc coming,” etc. Just at this Instant the other leg appeared, and the singing was drowned by the roaring laugh ter of the congregation. CHTTRCH SERVICES. EPISCOPAL. The Rev. Samuel S. Harris will preach st St. James* Church, corner of Cass and Huron streets, at 10:45 a. m. and 8 p, m. —The Rev. W. H. Hopkins will preach at St. John's Church, Ashland avenue, near Madison street, at 10:30 a. m., and the Rc#C. T. Street, of Fort Dodge, la., at 7:45 p. m. —.The Rev. B. A. Rogers will preacn at the Church of the,Epiphany, Throop street, between Monroe and Adams, at 10:30 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. —The Rev. Hertry G. Perry will preach at All Saints* Chnrch, corner North CarpenUr and West Ohio streets, morning and evening. —The Rev. Francis Mansfield will preach at the Church of the Atonement, corner and Robey streets, at 10:30 a. m. and 7:43 p. m. —The Rcv.Dr. Locke will preach at the chapelof Grace Church morning and evening. —Communion at 7:30 a. m. and Morning Prayer at 10:45 a. m. at the Church of the Ascension. —The Rev. Luther Pardee will preach at the Episcopal Mission, on Western avenue, at 4:13 —The Rev.' Dr. Cushman will preach at St. Ste phen's Church, on Johnson street, between Taylor and Twelfth, morning and evening. —The Rov. Luther Pardee will preach at Calvary Chnrch, on Warren avenue, near Western, at 10:30 a. m. and Sp. m. —The Rev. Bishop McLaren will preach morn ing and evening at the Cathedral of SS. Peter nad Paul, corner of Washington and Peoria streets. —The Rev. D. F. will preach at St. Mark's Chnrch in the morning, and the Rev. 31. C. Dotten in the evening. —The Rev. Edward Sullivan, Rector, will preach at Trinity Church, on Michigan avenue, corner of Twenty-sixth street, morning and evening. “Our Centennial Sundays” will be the subject for the evening discourse. —Morning service will be held at the Chnrch) of the Holy Communion, on South Dearborn street, between Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth. —The Rev. H. Bosworth will preach at the Emmanncl Church, corner Hanover and Twen ty eighth streets, morning and evening; and at Engle wood at 3:30 p. m. —Ascension Day services will be held at Calv ary Church at 10:30 a. m. Thursday. —At the Church of the Ascension, corner of Elm and LaSalle streets, the Parish Festival will be held Wednesday evening, when the Bt. Rev. Bish op McLaren will preach. Celebration of the 11 oly Eucharist, Thursday (Ascension Day) at 6;30»a. m., by the Bishop. REFORMED EPISCOPAL. The Rev. Dr. Fallows will preach at St. .Paul's Church, corner Washington and Ann streets, at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p. m. Morning subject: “Growth;” evening: “Courage.” —Dishop Cheney will preach at Christ Chur»:h, Michigan avenue and Twenty-fourth street. Mo m ingsubject: “NoMore Sea;” evening: “Ltiok and Live.” —Dr. Cooper will officiate at Isnnannel Church, corner Centre and Dayton streets, at 10:30 a. m. and 8 p. m. PRESBYTERIAN. The Her. J. H. Taylor, of Lake Forrest, will preach at the Second Church, corner Michigan ave nue and Twentieth street, at 10:45 a. m., and the Rev. IL T. Miller, of the Sixth Church, at 7:45 pi m. t —The Rev. James Brown, of Keokuk, la., will preachat the United Memorial Church, comer Monroe and Paulina streets, at 1)0:30 a. m. —Thcßev. Charles L. Thompson will preach dt the Fifth Church, Indiana aveitac and Thirtiet/a streets. Teirdiecture to young men in the cventfr.g on k ‘ Cross-Bearing a Necessity; How to Make JL a Joy. ” —The Rev. Henry T. Miller wilL preach at - the Sixth Church, corner Vincennes ai rd Oakavencea, at 10:45a. m., on “ASermon Ontvof Doors;” ;and the Rev.'James H. Taylor will preach at 7:45 p. m, —The Rev. James Maclaughlan w.UI preach at the Scotch Church, comer of Sangamon and Ad tuna streets. Morning subject: “The Great Qucetii in;” evening: “Moses, the Deliverer.” —The Rev. Samuel W. DuffieldwiltpreachatJlhe Eighth Church, comer of Washington and Rubey streets, at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.* —The Rev. David J. Burrell will jareach at the Westminster Church, comer of Jackson and Pec iria streets. Morning subject: “ The Book of Lilia;” evening: “Charles Wesley.” BAPTIST. The Her. W. TV. Everts will preachiat the Hirst Church, on South Park avenue, comes of Thirty first street, morning and evening —The Rev. D. B. Cheney, pastor, will preach at the Fourth Church, comer of ' Washington and Paulina streets, morning and evening. —The Rev. J. J. Irving will preach at the Cen tennial Church, comer Lincoln andJacksonetrects, in the morning, and the Rev. N. jE. Wood in the evening. —The Rev. W. S. Hamlin will preach at the Harrison Street Chnrcfa, comer of Sangamon, morning and evening. —The Rev. J. A. Smith will preachatrthe Univer sity Place Church, on Douglas place, opposite Rhodes avenue, in the morning, and the Rev.. £. C. Mitchell in the evening. —The Rev. Robert P. Allison, pastor, -will £ reach at the South Church, comer oi Hocke,4nd onaparte streets, in the evening. ; —The Hev. J. 31. Whitehead will prejseh at - the North Star Church, comer of Division’and St-dg wick streets. Morning subject: “The Presence of Jesus the Need of the Church.” Evening: “Fearful of Coming Short.” —The Rev. J. W. Custis, of Philadelphia, v .’ill preach at the Mfchigan-avenue Church, is ear Twenty-third street, atlla. m, and7:4sp. m. METHODIST. The Rev. Dr. Daniel Lord will preach at Grtvce Church, comer North LaSalle and White streets, at 10:30 a, m., and the Rev. John Atkinson, pas tor, at 8 p, m. - —The Rev. Dr. Tiffany will preach at Trinity Church, on Indiana avenue, near Twenty-fou.rtli street, at 10:45 a. m. and 8 p. ra. The eremlng sermon is to “Mother* and Daughters.” —The Rev. H. L. Martin, pastor, will preach at St. Paul’s Church, comer of Newberry avenue: and Maxwell street, morning and evening. Elder Jutkins will preach,at the Centenary Church, on Monroe street, near Morgan, at 10:30 a. m., and the Rev. S. H. Adams, pastor, at 7:45 p. m. Subject; “How Do We Know the Bible of To-Day is the Same Its Authors Wrote?’* —The Rev. John Williamson, pastor, wiH preach at the Wabash Avenue Church, comer of Four*- teenth street, morning and evening. —The Rev. 11. W. Thomson will preach at the First Church, comer Clark and Washington streets, at 10:30 a. m., and the Rev. Mr. Schwartz at ”<k4s p. m. CONGREGATIONAL. The Rev, J. N. Rickard will preach at the PI ym onth Church, Michigan avenue, between Twe nty fifth and Twenty-sixth streets, at 10:30 a.m. Y. 31. C. A meeting at 7:45 p. m. Speakers, J„ V. Farwcll and Frank M. Rockwell. — l The Rev. Z. S. Holbrook will preach at the Oakland Church, oh Oakwood boulevard, morning and evening. —The Rev. George H. Pecfce will preach at tho Leavitt Street Church in the morning. Temper ance meeting in the evening. —Prof. James T. Hyde will preach at the Union Park Church moniiDg and evening. . UNITARIAN. The Rev. Brooke Herford wUl'pTeach at the Cbnrch of the Messiah, corner of Michigan avenue and Twenty-third street. Morning subject: * ‘The Mystery of Man in the Light of Cartel. ,v Evening subject: “What Is Unitariantem?” —The Rer. J. T. Sunderland will preach at the Fourth Church, comer Prairie avenue and. Thirtieth street, at 10 a. m. —The Rev. E. P. Powell will preach at the Third Church, comer Monroe and liflin streets, in the morning. Subject: “Western Unitarians in Council.” —The Iter' Robert Collyer will preach in Unity Cbnrch morning and evening. CHRISTIAN. . r The Rer. Knowles Shaw will preach at the First 1 Church, corner of Indiana avenue and Twenty-fifth street, morning and evening; and at Campbell Hall, comer of Van Burea street and Campbell avenue, atSp. zn. UJOVEBSALIST. The Rer. Dr. Ryder will preach at St. Panl’s Church, Michigan avenne, between Sixteenth and Eighteenth streets. Vesper service In the evening. —The Rev. Sumner Elite will preach at the Church of the Redeemer, comer of Washington and Sangamon streets, in the morning. Subject: “The Origin of the Idea of God.*’ Lutheran. The Rev. Edmund Belfour will preach at the En glish Evangelical Church of the Holy Trinity, cor ner of North Dearborn and Erie Streets, at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. NEW JERUSALEM. The Rev. Dr. Hibbard will preach at the New Church Ball, comer of Eighteenth street and Pra rie avenue at 11 a. m., and at the Temple, comer of West Washington street and Ogden avenue, at 3:30 p.m. MSICEIXANEOU3. Mrs. CoraL. V. Tappan will lecture for the Sp.r ftual Lecture Association in the church comer of Green and Washington streets, at 10:15 a. m. and 7:45 p.m. Morning subject chosen by the au dience; evening subject: * ‘Symbol of the Cross. —Susie M. Johnson, trance-speaker, will lecture before the First Society of Spiritualists at Grow’s Opera-Hall, West Madison street, at 10:30 a. m. and7:3op. m. —The Adventists meet in the Tabernacle, No. 91 South Green street, morning and evening; preach ing by Elder G. McCulloch. —The Christians will meet at No. 280 Milwaukee avenue at 2p. m. —The Children’s Progressive Lyceum meets in Grow’s Hall, No. 517 West Madison street, at 12:30 p. m. —The Rev. A £. Kittridge will preach at the Saxiiaon Street Chapel, comer of Paulina street, at 3 p.m. Subject: Coming of th*.. Lord.” —The Disciples of Christ meebafrtfa. 929 Vesfe Randolph street at 4 p-m. . . J —in k- •. wyng-scrvloeila the T. BLu C. A. Hall. No. 148 Madi«on street, in the even- j ing, followed by addresses from D. A.'Budge, See-, rotary of the Montreal Association, and 5. Ft Woods, of the Lowed Association. ' —Elder J. M. Stephenson will preach at thei cbnrch corner of Warren avenue and Robey street.,' Morning subject: “The Evidence of a Fctaro Life.” Evening: “The Design for which Eartlf and Man were Made. M ’ CAXENTDAB FOB THE WEEK/ EPISCOPAL. Jfoy 21—Fifth Snnday after Eaatcc, May 22 Rogation-Day. May 23—Rogation-Day. May S-fc—Kogatlon-Day. May 25—Ascension-Day. CATHOLIC, . J fay 21—Fifth Snnday after Batter. May 22—Rogation; St. John Neporancca, XL May 23—Rogation; SS. Solcr and Cains, PP. SSL (from April 22). May 24—Rotation; Vigil of Ascenaion;B. V.'SL. Help of Christians. May 25—Ascension of Oar Lord (Holy-day of Obli gation). J fay 26—St. Philip Neri, C.; St. Elentherias, p. Magdalen of Pazrt; St, John, HUMOR. On the mash: A distiller. As like as two P’s: Pomeroy and Pip* r. “ Brown Stockings ” are what the Louis girls wear nowadays. Mrs. Swlssbclm is now in London f and the ladies there regard her as a chcmiloour The California papers are still atf tho Chinese. Rice up, John, and defend ± yourself. . Silks are ruinously low In prico , say the mer chants; and still lojver in the /jeck, say the modistes. Anna’s wardrobe cost s9,of jq, and tb critics u sat down ”on her. Her Worth was nob respected. Mrs. Leavenworth’s tesf imony scent thv Whisky-Ring in St. Louis is said to be worth eleven other witnesses. The Greenbackers sayf hat Cooper, their can didate for President, wif i make a staving candi date, because he can ho op ’em up. The wife of Edward. Bounce, a colored man, ol Charleston, S. C., ha 3 presented him with trip lets. It is now one } two, three, Bounce, for Ned. An Irishman fa. this city says his boarding house-keeper m ust he a chess-player, because he “pawns” ‘the boarders’ clothes, and gives them “ stale inate.” Arthur Smith, of Galveston, Tex., while eat ing dinner lately, had something stick in his throat, wliich shut oil his wind. Arty choked to death, probably. Josep’u Arch, who is regarded by landlords in England as an Arch-conspirator, has a daughter who 'is soon to enter the ministry. She evident ly wants to be an Arch-angel. Fitzbugh, the man that was “biger than old Grant,” is looking for the fellow that published that letter. He says he’ll make ’tother place or Texas too hot to hold him. F’hugh! One of the crooked-whisky men In this dty says he feels it in his bones that bo will be sent to the Penitentiary. What adds to his misery is, that ho has the rheumatism, and he feels that in his bones also. A gentleman who had been reading “The Scottish Chiefs ” startled his wife, the othci evening, by saying, “My dear, you look like Hell —en Marr.” She said she wished he would put his words closer together next time. A young man whose Rice is black-and-blue from a recent scrimmage docs not now say it was a stick of wood that struck him In the face while wielding an ax in the shed. No; he played catcher in a recent ball-match. A young man on the North Side, whose atten tions to a young lady her “ governor ” did no* A relish, kicking him out several times, somewhat relieved now that the old has /met with an accident that necessitated the re moval of his right foot. . He says, “dhe boot it on the other leg, now.” A funny incident occurred in a. “West-Side cm the other day. A gcutleman. entered the cai when it was pretty well crowded, and Inadver tently trod on a lady’s toot. The lady wai highly indignant, and would accept no apology. The gentleman finally remarked, loud enough to he heard all ove* the car: “I had to put my foot down somewhere, and those St. Louis hooft of yours are too large for a PUN-GLEANINGS. Fizzled pain: Champagne. A disagreeable relative: A curb-uncle. The path of duty: Through the Custom* House. "When do two and two not make four? When they stand for twenty-two. Rheumatism Is always a joint affair, and yet there is only one party to it. If you wish for money, send a postal card to the man who owes you, and the thing is dun. A farmer has mowed with the same scythe for thirty-five years, His said, and he expects to use it until he is no mower. The letter 44 0 ” Is called the most cbaritaif \ of all the alphabet, because it is found ofteAr than any other in 44 doing good.” ■ What is that which no man wants, and yet which, if any man has, he would not part with for untold wealth? “ A bald head.” üßlg u ßlg long-legged man don’t always some times get ahead of little boy,” is Chinese fa 44 The race is not always to the swift.” Motto of a Portland Temperance Reform Club: 44 We bend the knee, but not the elbow.” This is supposed to refer to a dextrous habit of drinking out of the bung. That was a good Detroit boy who told his father that, if he would buy mm a pony, he would let him have the use of it when it was too rainy for good boys to be out A correspondent entered an office and ac cused the compositor of not having pnnetnated his communication, when the typo earnestly re plied: 44 I’m not a pointer; I’m a setter. At this season, the question which interests & boy is not so much whether his life will be crowned with glory and honor, as whether his new summer-vest is going to be made out of Ida father’s old trousers. f In Nevada, when a buOdingfalls and kills two or three persons, the jury first hunt up the con tractor and bang him, and then bring in a ver dict that nobody Is to blame but the contractor, who cannot be found. At the show, the other evening, a gentleman sarcastically asked a man standing up in front of him if he was aware that he was opaque. The other denied the allegation. He said he was not opaque. His name was O’Brien. It is a striking instance of the depravity of inanimate things thatyhen bob-tall coats art in fashion, pantaloons wear out behind in about a quarter of the time than they do when the friendly garment which reaches to the knees is worn. A young gentleman coming from a wine* dinner, yesterday, was asked by a lady: “Why, Mr, , what makes your lace so very red*” “Strawberries,” he replied, “nothin’, ’share you,but str(bic)berrics. Nice vegetable’ slr’b’rics, ah! fine hirdV’—CincinnatiTimes. The indifference of the people of England to education was painfully mastrated the other day in a Yorkshire village. A lecturer on the Feejee Islands offered to show the native man ner of preparing food if any lady present would lend him a baby. Not one offered I On a Hinglteh coach-box; “Rather remark able, ain’t it, sirl But ’ave you hever noticed as mostly all the places on tins line begins with a HI” . Aw P beg ivour pardonl” “Look at ’em I ’Ampsteadj’lghgate, ’Ackney, ’Omerton, ’Endon, ’Arrow, ’OUcway, and ’Ornacy.” Delicately Put: Scumble—” You’ll get your rent, Mrs. Flaherty, if you’ll wait a little. I’m not going to run away. Besides, there’s my clothes”— Mrs. F.—“Yer clothes, include! A moighty lot on ’em you’ve got, #ire! Why, whin yer hat’s on, yer wardrobe’s impty! ” Strawberries are still high in New York, but they seemed here Saturday to be within reach of the poorest. They stood on a box In front of a grocery, and several of our leading citizens hang aronua most of the day, bnt, as the proprietor was looking, they were unable to buy any.—Nor wich BiMetm. “ What would be your notion of abscntmlnd ednessl” asked Rufus Choate of a witness whom he was cross-examining. “ Well,” said the wit ness, with a strong Yankee accent: “I should say that a man who thought he’d left his watch to hum, and took it out'n'is pocket to see if he’d . time to go hum and get it, was a laU* absent minded.” ' 9

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