Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 3, 1876, Page 9

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 3, 1876 Page 9
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RELIGIOUS. Commentary on To-Morrow’s Sunday-School Lesson, jlio Mlrnculons Escape of the Apostles from tho Prison. jjr. Moody’s Sermon at the Chicago Avenue Churoh. The Noonday Prayer-Meeting— Address by the Evangelist. An Open letter to Mr. Moody in Ref erence to Palestine and tho Jews. pio Rot. Dr. Terry Accepts Uio lowa Episcopal Bishopric* SUNDAY-SCIIOOTj T/ESSON. release from prison. J Acts, 13.—'Wc are much surprised to find Hist the learning ami wisdom embodied In the members of the Supremo Court of Jerusalem dlil not prompt them to yield gracefully to the 1 ivldcnt order of events, as arranged by the (heat Disposer. Wo thought that when tho Apostles declared that “ they ought to obey Cod rather than men,” and that when they continued to teach awl preach, and to work wonders and miracles, these rulers and priests would no longer persecute them. After t l, e |r defeat in attempting to fix the charge of crime upon X’cter and John, wo hoped they would help rather than harm these good men for whom the people were more and more manifesting respect and esteem, and that they would submit to tho purposes of tho Infinite, which they could neither alter nor thwart. The “falling dead” of two wealthy members of the Church at Voter's words of censure and reproach made a deep Impression not only upon the members of the Church, but also upon tbo ’ entire community. Even tho influential mcnand thcscllish priests had their fears aroused and their consciences quickened. They feared that tho Anostles would continue to Increase their con verts until they could control tho popular will. The Apostles saw signs of fear on the part of the civil power. This greatly encouraged them, and made them tho more earnest to convince the Jews that they ought to receive the Christ <lh their long-promised Messiah. (13.) The Apostles wrought many signs and wonders In the presence of the people. They were not useless miracles, but were much like those tho Master wrought, conferring health, healing, and spiritual blessings upon mankind. They did not limit their favors and their comforting gifts to their converts, but, like the Father, who Bends His showers and His sunshine alike upon the righteous nml Uio unrighteous, they hoped by kind words and cood deeds to bring all to repentance. Tho Anostles had ft peculiar fondness for Solomon’s Torch, In part, perhaps, because It was large aud convenient fur their assemblies, but in part, also, because It was still fragrant with the blessed memory of tho Master, who had often met them there, and told them of many things which they then but feebly comprehended. In this precious spot, all the Apostles met from day to day In wonderful burmony, and preached to the people. Hero all tho Disciples reuewed ly consecrated themselves to Christ. Only the wjod and sincere uow dared to Join this eom uanv. All thieves, liars, and hypocrites were Wd of Veter’s piercing eyes and pungent W *“ 11*10 people honored these noble men "—the Anostles. The miracles they wrought, the good , work they did, tho blessings they conferred, clccnlv Impressed tho masses, and commanded tlielr respect and reverence. Tho Church grew strong. H now numbered 10,000 souls—a num ber large enough to exercise a decided power In civil affairs. , The cloud that pasted over the Church whsn that rich pair fell hasted hurriedly uv ay. Those who had not milled with this company of disci ples manifested very great respect for those who had. The sad case of Ananias only re minded them that base coin is never counter feited. (14.) Multitudes of sincere men and de vout women were added to tho Church. Tho Apostles had tho entire confidence of all who knew and could appreciate them. The rich on Ihcir soft beds, ami tho poor on their straw pal lets, were placed by the roadside In such a way that Veters shadow, as he passed to and from morning and evening prayers, might touch them and heal them. St. Luke docs not say that any were cured or healed In that way. But ho does say that many hud faith to believe that he could do It. Many came from distant homes to bo healed. Those who were vexed and greatly annoyed by evil spirits, I. 0., by what were considered Incurable diseases, which could not bo ascribed to any known causes, were also cured, r . . , In all this business of healing and curing, Peter, from his gift of language and boldness, was considered tho leader, ami received all tbo credit Tbo people were deeply Impressed with the fact that ho had more power and more Influ ence than any other apostle, and was worthy of more faith. They diligently Inquired at what hours ho would probably pass certain points, so that, If possible, they might touch tho hem of Ids garment. , . , li Is evident that tho Apostles derived great power from the good conduct of tho disciples. Their example went very far to increase their reputation and to confirm confidence lu them. Good works even now have more influence than faith. Men cannot sec faith, but they can sec good deeds, and think that “faith without works is dead.” Good works convert more than mere “ faith without works.” When the Klc saw Christ and Ills Apostles relieving temporal wants and the sorrows of life, they had confidence In them. These good works disturbed tbo high priests and rulers. They did not concern themselves oboutthc belief or falthof tins Apostles, but they ♦aw that their kindness, genial disposition,* ten der wortis, and gcod deeds, enlisted tbo deep and abiding interest of the pucple, ami that they were increasing in popularity every day. • (17.) Tho High Priests and the Hadducees were determined to employ active measures. Caiaphns was the acting lllghPriestundtbe Had* ilucees were the men who could no longer boar to hear It ringing In their cars, “He w risen, and is doing these wonders In our midst.” 8o they became deeply Indignant and vexed, that their command, Issued but a few days be fore, should not have been regarded—that the 'Apostles should continue to preach and draw the multitude after them. They were resolved to resort to such summary measures ns would disprove these disturbers of the public peace. They let “the Apostles, Peter mid John, go” on a former occasion, but now tbo priests and Hadducees were determined to atop their teach ing such doctrines us gave the leading and In fluential men of Jerusalem so much distinction. (18.) Bo they renewed their efforts to crush these troublesome men, and ordered the city Sheriff to arrest them, and put them under tho bars and bolts of the elty prison, and over It to place u guard of lloinau soldiers, so that they could nut be rescued by their ardent converts. This tho Sheriff quickly did. We cannot but wonder Hint these wiso'inen should again resort to measures that, a few days before, rendered them so unpopular, and ended in so disgraceful h defeat. But the people In tho city were becoming uneasy. They were losing their faith lu Die civil and ecclesiastical governments. The germs of a panic were sprouting. All saw, and nearly all confessed, that the Sanhedrim was Weak and irresolute. Some influential men and a large number of devout women bad become dteuly interested in the new religious views of the day. The observances of their national re ligion were more and more neglected. Many in telligent men and religious women were often seen wending their way to hear tho Apostles preach, Tho priests reproached their hearers lur wandering from their fold and mingling with those new lights, those reforming preach es, those advancing teachers, those innovators. They notified their friends that they should bring tbusu Apostles, whom sumo filly men and sillier women were worshiping, to tn untimely end,—that they might preach to the bare walls of the prison cells, but they should &o longer pollute that beautiful porch on the last side of Solomon's temple with their new fcligloua notion. , , Ihe Apostles were In prison. In tho darkness of Dm night some unseen power shed upon their loula genial rays of heavenly light. They saiq: Jnd prayed. They know full well the events of coming day. They sought for divine aid, Pr moral strength, unci fur decision of character. While they were singing and praying (19) an angel |rotn Uod opened the prison doors and said, in wnder and assuring words, us ho led them out. **Qo to the temple, be firm, llluch nut? tell IfctpcppltUia words of this life. Keep buck nothing. Domilfri'r the HacMucecs. I’rcarh tin; resurrection and eternal life. Do not hesi tate to tell these men that .Jesus Chrh.t has brought life nml Imtnortnlily to light.” Very early in the morning ft few recent con. verln met too Apostles on tlielr way nml m com- J anted them to the temple. These converts nit Unit, though these Apostles were (Inn, yet they ought to nsk heaven for divine nhl nml power. They soon reached the place of *T:iycr, nml the Apostles Boon begun to tern ’• ‘ hose friends who had ooino at this cim At the usual lime the High Priest an.i • i lows came to their usual place of meei . •■>> Elders, or Senators, ft body venerable for yearn and noted for wlmloiii, were Invited to hear the case, and (lien advise what was best to he done in the present emergency. The Sheriffs went for tho prisoners. In the meantime the Gram! Council and the venerable Killers conversed upon the peculiar case übcuit to come up for their consideration. After Rome unforeseen delay, the Sheriff and Ms aids returned and reported: “ We found the prison-door properly secured. We found tho guards standing before tho door. We entered tiie cells In which we placed the prisoners, hut we could not find I hem,—no man was within.” It would have been deeply Interest ing to have watched the facial expression of the Sanhedrim and the venerable Khlers of Israel, ut the very moment It was announced, “We find no man within." For a few moments per fect silence reigned. The dignitaries looked at each other anil expressed an amount of sur prise which words cannot, describe. The ven erable Khlers stroked their gray mid tlilek-act beards, ns if searching for more wisdom than they possessed, or could command. The Sheriff also reported s “We examined with great cure tho structure of the prison. Wo could find no false doors, no loopholes, no win dows, through which tho prisoners could pass. We Inquired of the guards, still standing near the massive doors, if they had been awake dur ing the entire night. They replied that not an eye had been closed; Hint they realized they were respom Side for the delivery of tin* prison ers to the proper officers and the Supreme Court; that they watched tho heavy door with im much sharpness ns If they expect ed Satan would come out, and they must kill him on the wing. We asked the Captain of the guards if be or his men heard during Uio night any noise. Tho Captain confessed Hint lie mid Ida men heard the prisoners singing and praying, but did not check them, because Tie did not know that sing ing and praying did any harm. The Captain then ulllrmed, in strong language, that no man had entered or left the prison during tho past night.” Tho report may have reminded them of the resurrection of llic Christ. His escape from the tomb was a mystery which noue could fathom. (34). The Council began to foci that they had not yet “touched bottom ” with regard to these men. They trembled lest their lours should he soon realized. They were at tlielr wits’ end to know wlmt the end would be. They became excited and full of sad forebodings. They could not sit still, so they walked atid talked. Their knees trembled. Tlielr cheeks changed color, ns If they, like An anias, saw tho grand panorama of their lives, ami aid not like the coloring. Suddenly a nnm came msTilng Into their au gust presence and cried out in clarion tones, “The men (25) whom you cost Into prison arc standing in tho temple and teaching tho people.” The members of the Grand Council looked at each other, ami expressed by their eyes great joy to see tho end of tlielr suspense. They seemed to Bay, “It Is all well that ends well.” This time the Captain him self, of tho temple, with a largo force of officers, shall arrest them und bring them to the Council. “Let them be treated as they pass along the streets very civilly, ami even tenderly and re spectfully, for the streets are full of people, and nearly ns full of stones.” Tlielr recent converts were deeply Interested. They kept near them and the officers, so that they—Uio converts—could protect them from all harm. They uttered prayers as they went along, und yet wore prepared to use their strength bhoutd any emergency occur to warrant it, knowing that Ood helps those who try to help them- The friends of tho Apostles greeted them as they passed,—even the women waved tlielr white linen Hags In token of tlielr trust. The Council were more than ever perplexed. “ Whnt con we do with these men! Bars, bolts, ami Human guards cannot retain them. We cannot liml language sufficiently strong to frighten them Into obedience. And then wo must believe that there are unseen powers that control them. Our wisest statesmen are not wise enough to defeat tbo puriioscs of Heaven. Wo have found that the lirmest bars, the stout est bolts, aud the strongest chains cannot hold hem.” Tho Court ordered again tho Sheriff and his aids to treat them very tenderly. The officers did not deem It wkc to order them to appear before the Sanhedrim, but most politely invited them to visit the Grand Council of priests, rulers, and venerable elders, who would receive them with great consideration, und would give them a hearty welcome. The Apostles accepted the kind Invitation. D. E. MOODY. SERVICES AT IIIS CIIUUCD. D. L. Moody's new church, corner of Chicago avenue and LaSnllu struct, was again tilled to Us fullest capacity lost evening, it being the second time that Uio evangelist has led religious services in his new cdlllce. As on the night previous, tho rather gaudy and cabalistic Egyptian fresco-work received much adverse criticism from new-comers, but, after being seated a few moments, most of the people became reconciled to tbo red roses with green stems, which adorn tho celling. Prof. Miller presided at tho organ, a small cab inet instrument, placed to the right of Mr. Moody, facing the audience. To Mr. Moody’s left was a little walnut stand, upon which was daccd a mammoth basket of flowers, a ree-will offering from ids congregation. Upon tho cabinet organ ami In other favor able portions of the pulpit were placed llowcrs In vases, which lent u sweet aroma and natural charm, behind Mr. Moody was arranged a special volunteer choir of 195 young ladles and fcnllemcn, tho leader being Mr. Thane, he , audience was of x tho class which may bo termed mixed, no class seemingly being left unrepresented. The capacity or tho church Is 3,000 scute, mid each one of these were tilled, a great number of persons being compelled to stand up. President Blauelmrd, of Wheaton College, led iiJ hymn, “ Whosoever Will,” was then sung, after which Mr. Moody stated that he was sorry to say that Mr. Sankcy was sick, and had been advised by Ids physicians to take a rest. They had a dispatch from Mr. P. P. Bliss, and he would be in tho city to-day, and sing at the Sab bath services. Mr. Moodv then called for money, and said that unless (he church debt was paid by Sunday evening It would be closed, ns he did mil want to preach In a church that was not paid for. He believed lu the motto, “ Fay as you go.” A collection was then taken up. which netted $l,BOl for tbo church. Mr. Moody said that If enough money was not secured before that time they would have to make another collection on Sunday. He wanted tho church paid for before lie would dedicate It. TUB SERMON. Mr. Moody then read a portion of the eleventh chapter of Hebrews, alter which he led in E’er, thanking God for His mercy In allowing n to once more come together, and to open the Bible, and read once again of the great love of God, and of Jesus Christ. He begged that tills might ho Urn Introduction of u mighty work which would bring thousands out of darkness, ami Dint Die bumllng might become the means of saving thousands to eternity, and prove a bless ing and bo of service to tho Lord. There was nut a member of -the church who did not want to see It succeed mid become greater than ever lu coming years. He sulu the greatest obstacle they had to encounter was unbelief. Even some of Christ's disciples did not believe that Ho had risen when they were (old of the Resurrection. Christ could work lu summer, us welt lu June os in January. He (Moody) believed lu no vaca tion in summer. Ho then tallied about Faith. Ilcwanted all to have faith. Ho said faith was best described In Die chapter of the Bible which he hud read. All they had seen would fade. Hu pilled the man who made money his God. Ho wanted all men to have faith In Hud. All business was done on Faith. If this was impaired there would result a panic. It was so with Die work of God. There was too much doubt among Christians. If ho hud doubts lie would tell them to God uloue ami not to any one else. If his wife doubted him she would not proclaim It to the world, but tell It to soino friend. He then told the story of a man who couldn’t believe himself. “ Have no confidence in the flesh,” sold Mr. Moodv. “ Have faith in God. Trust lu God.” Hu read from Proverbs and Jeremiah to show that tne trusting In flesh was a curse, hut that the man was bleared who trusted lu tbo Lord. There were lu some of the churches men who hud dried-up hearts. They had asso ciated with ungodly men, ami It hua hardened their hearts, and they had become worldly. God used Dio vessels nearest him to accomplish bis cuds. There was nothing impossible with God. It was our unbelief which kept God from using them. ‘God could set aside all his worker*, but lie did not do it. Work was being THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1878-TWELVE PAGES. dour by Sunday-school lesehers, and Kiipcrln tendents, ami’others. “Have faith In God.” He held that faith was necessary. Mon were no worse; to-day than they had nlw.iys been. Tn"V were always had,—as 11 . I «m mini e-nild be. '1 he nnm was a murderer, God could uto nil. If there was going to bn ft revival In Chi cago It must commence In the hearts of the people. It was not the preaching, but God’s power which mine down upon them which had the effect. They were merely channels through which God worked. It was this wretched un helief which cmiM il the stoppage of the work ing of God. He then told the story of Gabriel and Zaeliarhis. Ood did not want to he doubted, and Zaclmrlaa was struck dumb for nine months, until his child was born, because lie hail doubled the word of God. He held that unbelief was the great tree which brought forth nit the evil fruit,—murder, drinking, etc. Christ said that a good tree brought forth good fruit. He was against lukewarm Christians, and this pica of u sincere belief In anything was not right. He held that all men had to he Christians. “Faith in God,” he said, was what was needed. They were not to follow any man. Thev were In took to Christ, who had finished their faith. They were not to look to this or that good man, )>nt to listen only to the words from Heaven. He wanted them to build for eternity on the right founda tion, to build for Christ, so that It might never perish. God udmlred small things. The wid ow’s mite was alluded to ns an incident which idle little dreamed would live 1,800 years. God would reword them for all the good work they Unbelief was tho cause of all the world's mischief. Infidels and skeptics might say what they had a mind to, but the Word of Qnd would always live. God’s promises would always he carried out. Ilfs words would live when all others had passed away. Unbelief saw great obstacles in the way, great high walls and giants. He would like to see a few Calebs and Joehmiß. “Then," Bald the speaker, “wouldn’t the devil fall I” He argued against believing In lies,—in false relig ion. Wretched, miserable unbelief was Ihehlstory of the Church to-day. Joshua was not troubled when he waft told that five Kings, with regi ments of giants, were coming against him. He marched right up to the walls of Jericho, and faced the man sent hv God, when ho revealed himself* ft was belief n God which gave Joshua faith, ’alth could not be obtained without the Word ff Ood. “ Faith eomclh by hearing and hear ng the Word of Ood.” The people In Scotland all knew the Bible. It did his heart good when he heard the leaves rustle In church when lie announced the text, or when some Scotchman culled his uttcnllou to the fact that he was not reading a verse ac cording to the Word of God. lb; wanted all to read the Bible. The move men knew of God the more tlielr faith grew In. Him. Men did not have faith in one another until they knew each other. Infidels did not trust God, because they did not know Him. They could be saved to-night. God Invited them to come, but they were so constituted that they could not believe In Him. They could not have too much faith In God. Salvation was offered to the entire world, and “ Whosoever will, let him take of the Waters of Life freely.” He wanted them all to have faith in Jesus and to come to the Throne of Grace. He pleaded with the audience to give tlielr hearts to the Vrlnce of Heaven. At the dose of the address ho Invited the members of tho church to meet him In tho church parlors. “ Hock of Ages ” was then sung. Mr. Moody said that he hoped by next Sun day evening that the church debt would have been provided for. The Benediction was then pronounced by Mr. Vnrkhurst. It was announced that the meeting Sunday’ morning aud cvenlngwould ho held ut the usual hours. Admittance will be free to all without tickets. Mr. Moody will preach and V. V. Bliss will slug. NOON PRAYER MEETING, SERVICES CONDUCTED DT MR. MOODY. The announcement that Mr, Moody would conduct the noon-day prayer meeting ut Farwell Hall yesterday drew an Immense audience. Long before 12 o’clock every scat was occupied, and numbers had to coutcut themselves with standing-roam. After the usual preliminary exercises, Mr. Moody came forward, Bible In hand, and pro ceeded to read and comment on the fifth chapter of Luke. After reading that portion about the fishermen, tho great evangelist said a little about fishing for souls. It was one of the best moves that ever was made by thoY. M. C. A. when they opened the store on Madison street. When men went a-llshlng they wanted to go where the fishes congregated, und this was just what was done in opening the store on this great thoroughfare. If men would not come where they were, they should go to them. After Simon let down bis net, hte partners had to as sist him with It, tho haul was so great. They should all Imitate this—drop their little differ ences and go to work and try and catch the fibh. When Simon Peter saw It ho fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying “Depart from me, for 1 am a sinful mun, O Lord." Nothing, said Mr. Moody, tilled a man with so much Humility as success. To think that Cod condescended to use him, brought about this feeling. Simon Peter was astonished at tho largo draft, hut when men followed Christ they could not help catching men. If they were un successful In tho Lord's work, It was because they dlil not follow Christ, but rather their own schemes and devices. When tho disciples got to laud after this, they “forsook all ami followed Him.” To bo successful In tho work of saving souls men bad to give up their worldly business; their hearts should bo set upon things above. Pew, however, were prepared to make this sacrifice. Tell a man where ho could make a few dollars, and his eyes would sparkle. Tho business men of Clileago were passing through dark and troubled waters. They had set their hearts upon earthly idols, instead of heavenly pursuits, ami they were suffering In consequence. For himself, ho would rather have uu hour with Christ than possess half the world. If a man accumulated a whold world and did not know Christ, he was but u poor miserable boggarafter all. . ...... The passage referring to tho man “ full of Icprosv ” was next given. Peimle were setting up hospitals for incurables in Europe and this country. When Christ lived, iwwever, there won no need for such institutions. He was able to cure anything; tbo only thing necessary for u diseased person was faith in ills divine phy sician. . All they bud to do was to speak their faith and their cure was perfected. Let any un clean soul present believe as the leper did, and lie would be cleansed from the Impurities of sin. Leprosy of the body was noth ing compared with leprosy of sin. Tho former only drove u man away from his home for u few years, but the leprosy of bln kept a man from (Soil, and had thrown a blight over the earth. If there was a sinner present let him do as the poor leper did. There was no need of unv one to introduce him to Christ} a man could go rigid up and be saved without any introduction. Three classes of ihm>- pie attended such meetings as these. Thu first went out of curiosity; tho second did not go for the purpose of doing anything good, but merely to enjoy the meeting? and the third attended to get good, and then Co transmit it to others. The circumstances connected with the healing of the palsied man were (lieu reviewed and commented on. They would find, said Mr. Moody, that the Important truth connected with tills miracle was tlie all-saving power of faith and persist ent effort of Christ. Faith over-leaped oil ob stacles. He liked tho energy and persistence of the men who got the palsied one Into the pres ence of our Lord, tiueh faith and energy was needed hi Chicago to-day; If they existed here 10,000 souls would be saved in no lime. The palsied man was let down through tho roof to the feet of Christ,—a good place for poor pal sied sinners. Jesus said to the poor creature, “ Man, thy sins are forgiven.” lie did not look for that, and was astonished, bud the Scribes and Pharisees questioned our Lord’s power to foigivoidn. Now, although we lived in tho nineteenth century and bud the blessing of open Bibles, there were still those who doubted tho divinity of Christ? but every one of His miracles proved what was so often disputed. To show tho doubters that He bud power to do this, Christ com manded the man to take up his bed and walk. This had some effect on the Pharisees, for they “were filled with fear, saying we have seen strange things to-day.” suppose tiiero were skeptics and infidels In tills city, and the faith of believers could bring down u blessing on Chi cago, even as the faith of tho four men resulted hi curing this poor man of his physical and moral disease. The cold formalism which had crept into tho Church of Qud was tho cause of much of the antagonism to religion which ex isted. By cultivating a passion fur souls, and watching and waiting for them, this miserable unbelief would bo uprooted, and blessed re sults follow. It was cosy to save tho drunkards and gamblers; nothing was too hard for Gad. If the world was created out of noth ing, It was certainly eaav* for our Lord to save air sinners. He wished the old primitive days of conversion could return. People were dis posed to sneer at sudden conversion as having no lasting effect; but the greatest conversions during Christ’s time were Instantaneous, and no one could say that glorious results had not fol lowed. lu concluding, Mr. Moody urged eyery uuregenerated sinner to forsake the world and follow Ciirlet, aad thereby lay up wUot vw bvt- ter than riches—a crown of glor/ln the heavens. The exercises closed with the hymn “I gave my life for Thee,” which was heartily joined In by the eougicgatloD. THE JEWS. AH OPES LETTER TO HBOTHER MOODY. CmcAno, June Dear 8m: In to-day’s Triiio.hb I noticed a report of your sermon at Lake Forest lust night. May 1 lake the liberty to point out to you some errors contained there in I A gentleman who, like you, dear sir, so Bclf-sacrlflctngly devotes oil his time mid all Ids powers to spread What he In tils innermost heart considers to be the religions truth, will certainly pardon the venture to c all Ids attention to unin tentional erroneifus statements of facts. In Luka Forest you said s “ God sent His Bon to the Jews, nml they killed Him. Their land Is now a waste place, and their race Is looking for a resting spot,” Permit me llrst to make a few remarks In re gard to vour supposition Implied In the lost words, “The Jews arc looking for u resting spot.” What does this meant It Is, Imbed, strange that such a keen observer as you, clear sir, are reported to be, should for one moment presuppose an unhappy state of soul among the Jews on account of tlielr being Jews. I know my people,—l myself am a Jew,—ami in all sincerity I cun assure you that not the least trace of such a feeling of unhappiness Is to be met amongst them. Thcv, us Jews, are as hap iv, and contended, and peaceful In mind as any Christian can be. In life and In death they liml in their faith as much strength, and consolation, and tills*, and power to overcome temptations ns any CtirKlan can 11ml In his faith. I have* no desire to dispute with you about doctrines. I only slide facts. Why, then, my dear .Mr. Moody, the eternal repetition of nn assertion that Is untrue! that cannot be bused upon the very flimsiest pretext of an ajKilogy of an actual fad? I am sure your soul, with its Inborn no bility,will revolt against willfully and conscious ly uttering an untruth, as soon u.s you learn that what you are about to say Is tho contrary of truth. Vlcoec to discontinue all your assertion* In regard to “the restless and unhappy Jews,” and to expunge from your hymn-books all songs in which “the miserable Jew” plays the fanciful hut. unreal role you ascribe to him. Please do so for the sake of truth, which Is dear to your heart mid to mine. “ Tlielr land is a waste place.” If you under stand by “theirland ” Palestine, It must be ad mitted that It Is so. It Is. to some degree, waste as much so as tho country around Antiochia, Ephesus, Edes.=a, and the other cities, where voting Christianity was received with enthusi asm, nml soon commenced to prosper. But, after all, whnt of that! Does this any more concern ns American Israelites than you Anierl- cnnChrlstiansl Certainly, with deep commis sion we hear tho news of the misery prevailing among tho few thousand Jews In Jerusalem, among the several thousand more Christiana living there, and among the followers of Mo hammed who dwell now In Palestine. We feet also deeply for our poor and oppressed Christian brethren In Beyrout, Damascus, Antlochlo, and wherever they have to suffer. But, and this is another fact, a longing desire for the re-possesslon of Palestine, and the re crecllon of a Jewish Kingdom there, has fully died out among the Jews, since In Europe mid America the Christian nations have begun to cease Ihcir persecuting, and banishing, nml burn ing them, and since they have commenced to apply to them tho principle of bare Justice. We herein the United States look upon ourselves thoroughly as American citizens; wc are fully at home here, and among the :WO,OOO or 400,000 Jews in America It will be difficult for you to And one who will give up his American citizen ship In exchange for one in on Imaginary Hebrew commomveuth in Syria. . „ ~ “The Jews have killed the Bon of God.” I feel I cannot discuss this point with you, for you stand soflrmlyupon thedoctrlneof a“faon” »d God, to you an holy ground; not so tome, nml you will excuse mu if I do not say how tills doctrine appears to nu Israelite. You Insist furthermore so firmly that the Jews have killed Christ, that I cannot expect to con vince you of your error. Therefore I restrict myself to elate the fact that even good Protest ant Christian theologians, after n thorough ex amination of the matter, have come to the con clusion that Jesus waft condemned and crucified by Homan officials, In accordance with Homan laws, for haring attempted to undermine Ho man authority In Palestine. But suppose it were so, as you say, I wonld have to despise a religious imtcm that would make me, who is quite innocent In tin; death of Jesus, responsi ble in the cmclllxlon of Jesus, said to have been committed ty my forefathers nearly 2,000 years ago, and my forefathers may likewise have been Innocent in this death, as they probably did not live In Jerusalem. May you be blessed, dear air, In your efforts to uproot corruption, Intemperance, rowdyism, and all other curses of human society, and may you largely contribute towards Implanting In the hearts of our fellow-citizens a living and fruit-bearing love of honesty, of truth, of chas tity, und of whatever is good and holy. *• Why askest thou after my name, seeing It Is secret!” , IOWA. TIID CONCnEOATIONAI.IBTS, Special Ditpatch to The Tribune. Burlington, In., June 2.—The deliberations of the Congregatlonallst Association in this city to-day were devoted principally to tbc sub ject of missions, home and foreign. The devo tional meetings were marked with fervency and aggressive tone. This morning, Father Asa Turner, of Oska loosa, presented a short paper on “ Early Homo Missions In lowa,” which created no lit tle enthusiasm and comment. He established In 1835, at Denmark, a few miles from this place, the tlrst Congregational church in lowa. At Denmark now Is a flourishing Christian Academy. The early work—lts dllfl cultles and hardships—was presented with the vividness that attaches to all pioneer efforts when rehearsed. This whs followed by the Jnbllee of the American Home Mission Society, In which Joseph E. Uyy, of ChP cago, and Dr. Stores were the moving spirits, and their addresses were absorbingly Interest lug In the afternoon. The lowu Homo Missionary Society held its annual meeting, H. 8. Deforest, of Council Bluffs, presiding. The Stale, is organized with two Superintendents, one for Northern and one for Southern lowa. Both presented encourag ing reports. They show 2dl churches in the State. Of these slxty-nlne are self-support ing. Ninety missionaries have been em ployed during tbo year, and ten churches were organized. Seventeen thousand four hundred and four dollars were expended in the work last year. The eontributlons forborne missions amounted to #5.000. An effort was made to render the lowa Home Missionary In dependent of the American Society and to make it self-sustaining. Dr. Storm urged this move ment In uu earnest address. Tills evening the ladles of the church enter tained the Association with tea and a sociable in Urn vestry. The rooms were elegantly decorat ed and the table spread for 300. I’hc entertain ment was a gratifying success, and increased the already warm, sympathetic feeling that pervad ed the Association. There la a good degree of enthusiasm and spirit in the meetings. Tlll2 BPIM'OI'AI.IAN UldllOl’lUC. ffprcUtl tHipalch (•» TU Tribune. Davbpout, la., Jun« 2.—A telegram was re ceived lu re Unlay frum the Hov.Ur. Perry, of Geneva, N. Y., accepting tho election as Episco pal Bishop of the lowa Diocese. Dr. Peirvls about 40 years of age, un able preacher, u High- Clmrvlunau, ami ah author. Mis cmleniiuU will bo Immediately sent to thu Standing Commit tees of thu Chureli, unit to thu House of Bishops for approval. Hu will ho consecrated Btslnvp In September next. Thu breach In the iowuLpls copal Church on thu Bishop question is now healed, all the factions bolus well pleased with Dr. Perry. TUB NBWLT-ELCCTED EPISCOPAL RIBUOI’. Special niipaich to The Tribune. Dbs Moines, lu., June 2.—Tho unfortunate Episcopal Diocese of lowa, after much tribula tion, contention, and strife, has elected a head of the Church to succeed the lamented Leu. Though there Is little doubt Dr. Eceleston could have Tieen re-elected Bishop, yet such action would have resulted In disaffection. Ho there fore wrote a letter to his friends, couched In noble Christian language, and magnani mous lu spirit, which closed o« follows: “ Better a thousand times for you all to go there (to tho Convention], u-sk the Lord to show you what Is best for peace In ills Church, and do that, regardless of thu claims or reputation of you, or me, or any one else, except your wounded Diocese.” Wllhthls letter before them, his friends withdrew his name frum the Convention, and Dr. William Stevens Perry, of Geneva, N. Y., was elected on thu first ballot, by a vote of 21 to 3 of tho laity, and 41 to 3of tho clergy. Tho Blshop-eJcet U a man In the prime of life, with robust, rugged health, and great physical endurance. Hu is an earnest, devout Christian, highly educated, and a gentleman In thu strict sense of thu word,—not a beau, a fanci ful drawing-room man, but a gentleman; a man of great integrity, who scorns urtllleo or cunning, and who expects all men. especially lirofesscd Christians, to act sincerely, lie is a oyal and conservative Churchman, yet progressive la idgu, as cue so full of research na would lie. In Church-literature be lias already established a Rood name. H« the author of a “Commentary nn the Book of Provcriis,” ftn«l “A Hand-Book of the General Convention* of the Protestant Kpbcopnl Church, giving Its History ami Constitution, I7tts-1574. M Ho l« tlic Historiographer of the American Church; editor of the Historical Collections of tin; Amer ican Colonial Church; and Chairman of the Connell of Publication connected with the His torical Clnh, the object of which Is the rcpult llshlng In far-shnllc, hy photo-lithography, of Important curly historical Church document*. He hits for ninny years been the Secretary of tins House of Clerical and Lay Deputies of the General Convention of the Church.—a position requiring peculiar fitness, ami filled hy him with remarkable administrative ability. He was recently re-elected .Secretary of the Committee for Foreign Missions, atnl to the headship at the Institutions at Gambler. He Is Chairman of the Committee on the Address to the Ilev. Dr. Von Dorlllngcr, Professor of Eccle siastical History in the university of Munich, and President over the Conference held at Bonn, last August, between members of the Old Catholic, the Orthodox Oriental, and the An glican and American Churches. Dr. Perry has been elected President of two of the oldest Church-colleges of America, representing the two theological extremes of tin* Chun h.cvldcnc lug Ids moderate and liberal views. lie Is now President of Hobart College, at Geneva, S. Y. Tin; Diocese of lowa must certainly feel proud of the acquisition of such a man to stand at the head of Us Church. He cannot fall to Impress his presence upon the Church, command the on- Hdence of all, and restore harmony throughout the Htate. Ills advent Into the House of Bishop* will be joyfully greeted hy the whole Church of AmerUn, and reflect honor and renown upon the Diocese he represents,—a people eminently lilted to be the Church of such a Bishop. After the election of Dr. Perrv. the Convention adopt ed the following resolution: Ilrffiltf'l, That the noble conduct of Dr. •!. 11. EceWton, as shown by hi* letter of declination to this Convention at a time when, in the opinion of the friends of the Church, n crisis in Its affairs wa* Impendin'?, meets with the unanimous commendation of the members of tills Convention, and bus alike endeared him to his former opponents, as well us friends, and that to day we all extend to him the hand of friendship, with the most earnest assurance of onr deep re spect and confidence and our hlidi f •■teem for him as a man and an eminent and dMinguliluid Presby ter of the Protestant Episcopal Church. THE UNQUIET HEART. Beqmct, heart! thy weary quest For “pence '* will coon tic o'er; Thy lonely prison—my sad breast— Is like a bird’s abandoned nest The wind lialh wafted cost and west. Ami cast upon the shore. Be silent I breathe no whisper tow! They mock who bear from tbcc. But let thy strong. pure current flow, Ami mirror Ibou riot audit below. The crimson sunset's transient glow, The stars o'er Life's ead sea, Arc but a false, Illusive dream, That limits it fora day. Then leave* a dreary-murmnrlng stream, The shadow of an empty dream, bereft of star or rosy beam. Uerefl of e'en Hope’s ray. Be mote! for God will pity thee. Though nun has turned aside From thy hushed moans; on Life’s wild tea The gay nil pain and sorrow lice, To join Ihc vain, mad revelry Of youth, and wealth, and pride. But thou I such pomp was never tblno, Beneath the holy stars; Thun Invest best to softly twine With fading tldmrs the hopes that shine— The Asphodel with Kuluntlne— Around Life’s prison-bars. CmcAuo, Jlhjr. Maooir A. Cot*e. Woman’s Place In Nature and Society. This sudden revolt against the home duties and unnclllhli virtues, the modesties and affec tions, which formerly distinguished women, In an odd nludy. This frantic desire for mascu line independence and notoriety must have a meaning, if we could but find it. la it an un conscious check to population! so that a cer tain portion of our women arc instinctively throwing themselves off from ttie main current of life, InijHdlcd thereto hy a law of which they themselves do nut understand the full slgnlll cancel In which ease will those who remain true to the old instincts tie ranked as more ani mal than their hybrid sisters, or more human! And these hybrids themselves, what will they become I Emotional as women arc by nature, and as the very result of their organization, will the third sex carry into their professional work, their political life, the fancies and exaggera tions, tlm loves and the fears, the hysterical ex citement, the baseless despair, the Irrational hopcs,whk'h usually dominate the lives of wom en I 80 far as things have cone yet, women have modified or heightened the action of men rattier than themselves set tin* measure hy which history ami humanity have been gov erned; but when tho national councils are di rectly controlled by women, it will he curious to watch the working of the system, and to note how far sentiment and how fur passion will have the upper hand, and whether the sweeter strain of the unpractical saint, or the Instinctive violence of the Mamnd, will be the stronger. Women have the two possibilities, as the world has already seen. Their gentler prayers have softened tho hard terms of conquerors and brought mercy to the councils of the cruel; and their passionate cries for vengeance have roused the blood of men to fever heat,and from honorable foes transformed them Into bloodthirsty fiends. Even now the opinions of women iniuience men In mure than one questionable direction; and honorable names and masculine minds arc dragged by them Into hysterical associations where every thing is represented hut common sense and tin more workable principles of action. If such things have Ixrnn done in the green tree of indi rect inlluem-e, what will he done in the dry of direct eommiuid, mid when the monstrous regi men of women will be iuw under which we all shall live I By the look of tilings this question will answer Itself before many years have passed; mid fur good or evil tho preponderating iniluem-c of women will come to he recognized as the chief factor in the great sum ot mental forces. Yet surely their lulluenee is strung enough as things are, with out their direct invasion of the political plat form. As wives and mothers, as sisters, friends, and the first woman whom the young man loves, they have Immense power over men; uml a power wnieh is yielded to voluntarily, and not resented hv even the mo*t arbitrary—who loves. Without love, we grant it, there Is not much intluence on eitln rside. But when women uru no longer women, hut hybrids, we doubt greatly if obtaining the rights will carry love along with them, and if they will not lose on the one side more precious tilings than they will gain on Ihc other. Nowhere, where women rule, do things go well; neither where they are kept in slavery and undue subjection. Among the working-classes, the women at times rule tin* men with a heavy hand, and shrewishness tills the public houses as much as slatternliness. I have myself known instances where the wife has had her own industry separate from the husband’s, mid where he lias given her hoard money fur himself; and in all tiu-se eases I have known the wife both grudge and filch from the fix*! which she had to allow the husband, and hold herself worthy of pity and compas sion in that she hud to cook tor him wiicn slut herself would have made up witli bread mid tea, and passionately abuse him for his sensual ity, in that lie demanded to be nioru richly nourished than herself. Ami what we see In the working classes where the mistress Is the best man, we see in the house of tho better educated where the wife lias the money settled uu herself, and where she lias the stronger will, or holds Hie theory that women are tiie cream of creation—men only the skliu-milk; and that the cream, hy virtue of its own laws, rises to the toji—uua slays there.— Mrs. lintvn, in Bd . qravia. Itoraaved Mother’s Petition. Sr Anita (.V".) il'ttiio. Monday evening, as the train bound East In charge ol Conductor Dunham stopped here for supper, we noticed a young woman attired in deep mourning alight from one of tho passenger coaches, and walk down the platform, attended by a gentleman. Blie held a handkerchief to tier eyes, and. with her head resting upon the shoulders of her escort, her body quivered with emotion, os thu hut tears ran down her face. We did not suspect thu cause of her grief until she passed the baggage-muster leaning against his ear. As she did so, she lifted up her neod, and with the tears still streaming down her pale face, she said, In a tremulous voice; “ Please do not pile anything on my little ones!" and then, giving up afresh to the Intunseslgrief, she sank her bead on tho shoulder of thu gentleman, and passed back to thu coach frum which she came. , , 4 As soon as the was gone from sight, we stepped up to tho baggageman and Inquired the cause of tne lady’s action. Hu thereupon told us that only three weeks ogo she had passed up tho road with a family of three little children. Shu and they were, at the time, enjoying good health, and were happy in one another a i»ye. They were beautiful children, ami the mother Jdolked them. Having reached their point of destination In the western portion of Kansas, they were suddenly taken sick, and tho three little ones died within a few days of one another, and there was nothing left to the mother but to bear their corpses ba& to her homo lu the Last, aud so they were lu the ear. NASISY. The Sage of the Cross - Roads Opening the Campaign. A Few Words of Admonition to His Party-Friends. Tlio Itnlljins-.Crv of tlio Democracy “Deform and I’nrlty In onl clnl I’iiMtinn.” Tfiftio r.tfut*. CosrßDmxX Roads, \STcti n IN tub StaTß tiv May 17.—Another campanula well nigh onto ns, unit I feel tin; blood a bllln In my vanes. Like the war-boss turned out to grass.— Ii literally I liev bin ever since the bustln uv Unlimited Trust and Confidence Company,- icertbe blare uv the trumpet, and I prick tip f cars ond talc, and cry ha! ha! to the carnage. prnell the smoke of the conflict, and I Fine)!, Ikcwlse, the plunder underneath that smoke, nee In the distance, success, and bchlnt that I’osl-Ullls! I’ost-Olllsl I’ost-OMIs. success, Delllcful words! Wat Democrat Is llier that woodcntglt cnlhooslaslle over that prospcukl I slid go Into this campaue with my sleeves rolled up. TtiU Is our lost chance for a complete success. Success Is wut wc must hev, and that we may attain that success, I »hel throw out a few words uv admonlshii, wleh will be apples tiv gold sot lit pictures of silver. We bev bln pnstrln on barren feelds too long, and the fat tKittoms uv ofllshi patronage kin only come into our bauds by acoot ami skillful management. Hut there in dlllleullles in tlic way, no matter where we turn. Dlmocrlsy is o curious com* hinashu —a curious atid singler mixter. In the Hast to be u Democrat U to be man, uv the hardest possible stripe—in the West to be n Democrat i» to be n soft-money man, uv the softest possible stripe. Til den, uv Noo York, who wood like to carry the Dlmocmtle banner to victory, proposes to pul onto Its folds “hard money.” Allen, uv Ohio, who wus resurrected from tils twenty years’ sleep, on purpus to em barrass the party, proposes to put on the ban ner. ef It Is given to him, “soft money, and no end on’t.” Kf we put up Tilden and hard monev, Allen and soft money kills him —ef we nut tip Allen and soft money, Tilden and his trends hev the sweetest kind uv a knife for his Innocent thrute.and when we come to tariff ami banks there is an ekaily utirccouellablc dlllcreus uv upinyttn. To reconcile these dlffrences is Impossible. There ain’t no yoosc in tryln it, ami 1 ain’t a goin to. Dodgin Is now, cz ever, the Demo crat’s best hedt. The man wich kin lift jlst ‘.WO pounds shows mliy lltllo disc-realm wen he strains hlsself at 300, and I am anmnuvdls ereshn. We must hev nuthtn to do with the questions on with anybody differs. Ignorin is wisdom. Thor ain’t only one islioo on wlch the Dlmoe* risy kin plant itself, with any hone uv sueetss— unlv one question on with thcr kin lie perfect vwimnhmtv—and that Islam Is UnroßM! On that we are a vooiilt—on that we kin agree ez sweetly as a spring mornln. It is noton mv judgment alone that I depend onto lu this matter. 1 hev eonaultld all the leedcrs uv the party onto It—that is, all the act ooalleeclcrs, them ez actillv control things. I writ to that gileleas patriot, Wlllyum Tweed, Esq., who is now u plnin on a furrlu shoar in eonsekenee uv a corrupt Joory, wit h inquired ez to wat he hed done with ten millions uv the public munuev, and wuz not content to take Ids wonj fur It that lie lied spent it legally. His auscr wuz so strikly in accordance with my nosbuns uv things that 1 fe ive the heart uv it: “By oil means go Into the next canvass on the islioo uv reform. The corrupshcns uv the present Admlnlstrashen, and I may say uv the Itepublikin party in general, Is sleh ez to appal the heart uv any lover uv his country. In my lonely eggsile I frekently shell leers wen 1 think uv the sieelin that’s guln on. “ Let our watchword be ‘Ueform and Purlly In oillcial poslsheu.' Ef my lawyers kin git them indictments agin me squashed in Him*. 1 will come home and help in the eampane. 1 kin git conlrole over two hundred s'loons in the lower wards uv the city, and ef I klu git buck I kin organize my old force, and restore Tammany to Its old poslshen, ez the controller uv the Dim* ocrisy. The trick of rcpealln hez not bln for gotten, and I klu handle them fellows ez well ez ever I cond. * Hefonn and purity’ Is my watchword.” Peter B. Sweeney, who is yit in Paris, a Hvin rnther quiet than otherwise, wuz still more em phatic. He sez,—but I will give bis own words: “ Ueform Is wat we want. lam tired nv Ilvin abroad, and 1 want to git back to Noo York. I want a baud in the cumin eampane, for 1 hev Jest ez much power cz ever, cf I kin only git the eussld Repuhllkim* out uv the way. The re peaters ain't ded vit; and ez ship-loads uv pat riotic Irishmen, who are wlllln to take ollis ez soon cz thev land, arc a cumin every day, 1 kin help to govern Noo York ez well ez ever I did. But what yoo want to do Is to make this file on reform and purity. Do this and git me and Tweed hack, and we will make things hum. Them la Noo York ami its tax levies for the victors, and cf the currency, tariff, and all them miner questions are squelched, and the battle is fought on the simple question uv reform and persona! purity In offshl poslshn we kin win It. Ueform Is our watchword, and that is wut I insist ujhju. lam absent, Imt not fur* mitten.” Connolly, who is resldln In Rclglum, where there is no extradition treaty, and consekcntly where the laws of the United States forehlnltly esm't reeehhhn, wleh makes him entirely inde pendent uv the count rv which he he/, adoptld, writ me a letter in which he jrlve mu his Yews os to the sltuashen, wleh Is ex fullers; “ 1 hev only wun intrest In the ensooin eleck shuii—onlv wun. A lonely ensile on a fnrrin shear, I east my eyes hmgluly to my native land, and yearn*fur it. Senee me and the rest uv old Tammany left Ameriky I hev observed with more disgust Hum I kin put language into, the eorrupshens that hev poteu out the hart uv the country uv my adopsheu. I earnestly hope that the Dlmocrisv will take hold uv It In earn est and reform it. Wat we want Is purity. Owin to circumstances—wleh the same is Indict ments—-I can’t come hack persnelly to assist in tlie shindy, hut I pledge Hi you the yr.use uv my old and stanch repectersiu the lower wards of Noo York, wleh, ef they kin depend onto licvln their expemds paid and their whack in the of tlees, and In cuntrax after the eleekslmns, kin tie dependld on to do the work Jlst ex good e/. ever they did. Let the platform ife heavy and solid for purity and reform.” . , . Oakey llall wants reform and purity, and In sleh acozhe iswlllln to give a fourth uv the forehoon he made when lie wuz the ustoot rile bower of Tweed. , I hev heerd from em nil. Tho Dcmoerlsy of the Sixth Ward of Noo York, wher I wunst run a small groscry, are to a man for reform. Pendleton wants reform, and every man with wuz turned out of ollis when Johnson went out is a clamurin for it. Thu Southern Dltnoerlsy wants Reform. They say in their letters to me, “(live us a Re form platform, and we’ll put away our shot guns, and keep our hands oil the niggers till after the elections, shoor. We won’t insist on our rites to kill niggers, and keep ’em from Jievln ariythlng to do with mutters, tdl theeleck shun uv& Uimeeratlc President gives ns a rite to do ez we picas**.” Their constant remark is, “Go In heavy fur Reform, and make that the one ishuo.” This duoty uv the party is dear. Give us a platform based entirely onto Reform. Wo km carry (t. ll Is a great many veers seme wo wuz In power, and by this time the people hev for gotten u» and tney will take us eezy. If we do this, wc kin succeed buyout! a question. The Millenium ain’t cum yit nor he* there bin any especial change In things. We hev the Dog geries, tlie Catholic Church, ami all tho lower elements. They are ulluz ours, ami they are ez strong e* ever. Until sin goes out uv the world there will he a Democratic party. Hu manity In tho United Stales is divided Into two clomc*— them c* wear clean shirts and sox, and Dlmm-rats. Ami so long ez this division is ob served wo arc sound. Itlsu good time for ns. Everything Is In onr favor It liez bln u cold spring—tho farm ers uro all hdilml with ther work, flier hez been frosts In places, which hez destroyed tho froot, ami tiier Is a joyful prospeck uv a short crop uv everything. Tho people Is dlssatlstled uiiout it, and uv course they will charge every thing to the Administration. A failyoor of the potato crop Is worth thousands of votes to tho Dlmocrisy, any time. It is only when things is lust ez bud ez ever they can that any body ever thinks uv going to the Dltnoerlsy (or a change. What we want is a good moutu-flllln platform —a platform wleh looks well, and wleh tho peo ple will be satlslied with. Trou, wat is promised afore olecshun and wat happens afterword UU things, but let to-morrow take care uv itself. Wut we waut now is success. - Petuolbuu V. Nisur, (Wleh hopes to be Postmaster). Starved at is Mother’s Dreast. ~ A’sio York Tribune. Mrs. Annie ClvdcrdulußaUrylng upon aetoop over a bundle which oho pressed to iter bosom, when discovered by Officer Trarla ycatcrdoy In Hamilton ovenuc. The officer opened the Imn dlc and discovered the dead oodyofachlld about n year old. Investigation showed that the child had died from exhaustion, produced by want of food. The mother was bo weak from hunger and want that she hod fallen where she was round white on herway to the station-house. Tim Charity Commissioners took charge of hot and the dead hahy. THE COVETS. Examining the Affairs of » Itanhrnpt Jf# clcr—Record of Judgments nnd 2ff«V .Suite—Application for llnboas Corpus. The adjourned composition meeting of lb* creditors of llaneom J. Morse was held yesterdaf before liogister Hibbard, and tho examination Into Hie bankrupt’s affairs was also continued. Tlic principal witness was Charles A. Bishop, a professional aecountaut, who testified to haw Ing spent about ten days, at the request, of th« Assignee, in the examination of Morse's books, which hud not been balanced for over two years. They, however, appeared to have been kept up. There was a deficiency of $51,420.53 In the mer chandise account which was not accounted for, epeept as to SIO,IKK) which bad been pawned with .lames Baxter, .Judge Van Higgins, Lond belrncr, and others. The tanks showed that the assets on the Glh of May ought to have been about $53,000, nnd the debts $07,500, leaving * net capital of $14,500. It appears that Morse’s former partner, Fur ber, sold out about six months ago to Morse for $20,000, of which SO,OOO was payable in Jewelry, and seven notes for $2,000 were given for the remainder, payable In four years, but Baxter bought them up, and money has been raised on them by giving diamonds or other Jewelry os collateral security. This Is whut caused tho trouble first, and led to the examination, os it was found that .lodge Higgins, for Instance, held $5,000 of goods aiid two of the $2,000 notes to secure a S3.:jUO loan, and that one Londbeim er had also advanced money secured by a largo amount of diamonds, ft Is claimed that tho notes held by Higgins have been paid once, but have not been taken up. The examination is taing pushed by Messrs. Wilcox and Lyon, representing the New York creditors, un’d the result yesterday was that Morse withdrew Ids offer to compromise at 25 cents on the dollar. His property will there fore be probably sold in the usual way, and the creditors take what they can realize, out of tbs proceeds, COLWELL, CLANK & CO. Thomas D. Gather, the Assignee o( Colwell. Clark «fc Co., tlie bankrupt manufacturers of Ottawa, tiled a petition yesterday setting out that be was In possession of the property of the bankrupts. Including three lots of land worth fuetorv amt shop SSOO. ofllec building S4OO, brick store-house $1,500. and hardware, etc., SO,OOO, making a total in value of $10,200. On these assets mere are Incumbrances for taxes, mortgages,and Interest to the amount of $0,833.10, leaving the equity of redemption worth $3,370.31. The Assignee rejiorts that Thomas anil Hugh Colwell have offered $3,000 for the property above-mentioned, and ho thinks tlftt a lair price. An order was there upon entered giving him leave to sell It to them for that amount. DIVORCES. Ulrlekc Yonbcrg filed her bill yesterday against her husband, Wcinandcr, accusing him o? having treated her so cruelly and threatened so often to kill her that she was obliged to leave him in ISOU, two years alter their marriage; and since that time sfie has been obliged to earn hex own living. Fur which reasons she uaks for a divorce. Auguste Baumann also asks for a divorce bo cause her husband, Hubert W. Baumann, hat deserted her since dime.' lb“J. ITEMS. Judge Blodgett will not be in town Monday. Judge Jumeeon will make n peremptory cal] of air motions for new trials before him thil morning at 0 o’clock sharp. Tiie Judges of the Circuit Court will be en gaged in consultation over the Mayor ease to day, and will hold no court. UNITED STATES COURTS. M. S. Klngslund began a suit for $3,50( against K. 8. Fleming. _ Fred Hazleton et at. brought suit for S7,OCX against Nathaniel and John E. Goold. David Preston commenced an action In casi against 8. P. Lunt, W. H. Lunl, John Payne. Lewis Nokes, and John Mclntyre, laying dam ages at 110,000. C. W. Hamilton began a similar suit against V. M. Bwanzey, of Tiskilwa, Bureau County, claiming $15,0d(l damages. Joseph H. Hall filed a petition against B. 11. Campbell, Marshal, am! Francis Aguew, Sheriff, asking for a writ of habeas corpus. Ho states that be was arrested ami sent to Jail after an examination before Commissioner Hoync, In default of $1,500 ball, on a charge of complicity with a Post-Ulllce clerk named Murray to ro» the malls at Woodstock. Hall denies that them was any evidence to support the charges, and asks to have the matter Inquired Into. Tim writ was ordered by Judge Blodgett to bo issued returnable June 0. DANKUUPTCT MATTERS. Charles R. Foster, residing al No. 447 West Jackson street, died his voluntary petition yes terday. Ills schedule shows his debts to hu $15,1545, but no assets. Reference to Register Hibbard. . . A discharge was Issued to Thomas Andrews. A tlrst-dludeml meeting will be held June 15 In the case of Thomas Foster. Discharges were granted to Robert McPher son and diaries D. Mariner. A composition meeting will he held June 15 before Register Morgan at Monmouth In the case of Lcandcr and Alphonzo Gales. George W. Campbell was appointed Assignee of Robert H. Onnshv. An Assignee will tie chosen this morning for Lewis Frink. , _ The adjourned composition meeting of D. Howard Donovan will be held at 10 a. m. to day stri’BHtoj; count in bjukf. Swift’s Iron and Steel'Works began a suit, bv attachment, against tho Hall Safe and Luck Company, of Ohio, to recover SS,UOU duo on three promissory notes. The Eureka Coni Company began a suit for $1,500 against the Chicago Plate and liar Mill Company. Kldoru White commenced a suit In trespass against the Victor Sewing-Machine Company, Frank D. Stout, L. C. Riggs, Daniel 0. Gal lagher, and M. Popple, laying damages ut $lO,- cincuit count. LlllVUli VW...« James Kelley begun a milt fur $1,500 against John O’Neil and Hugh McLaughlin. Catharine Colfev commenced a suit for $5,000 damages against George Schlecht. Tlie Slate Savings Institution filed a bill ngainst Christian Hartmann, W. O. Grant. Trustee, Julius Meyer, and Adolph Mcsowaml to foreclose a trust-deed for $3,000 on Lot 77. Rlock U in the Canal Trustees’ Subdivision ol the W. X (except the S. L. of thu N. W. H I ° f UaiV'h ’ N.’ Isliam tiled a bill against L. C. Huck to restrain the collection of a personal, property tax for 1573 of $J£i.U on u valuation of”. TUB TAU.—MONDAY. Ji-nnn Gary—sol to 507, SOU to 521, and 533 mal r. 24, Inclusive. . Juimsi: Jamkmjn—l3l, 133, 138 to HI, "143, M l, MO t" 157, hnlu>lvc, on Calendar No. 3. Juimn Kouers— Set ease, 11,335, and calendar Non. 078 to O'JO, Inclusive. .Juutiß llootii— Set cuhc, 3,082, and calendar Non. 510, 531 to 535, Inclusive. .lumiK MoAi.LirtTßU —tSet case2,o2o, and Nos. 430 (o 444, inclusive, except 433 and 430 ou Jiidt'i! Ihmtb’s calendar. ,)luxin Fakwem.—Set coses 1,109, Dcnpby vs. Kiddle, ami 887, Porter vs. Walker. JtrnuK Wii.i.iamh—Arguments In Riverside Improvement Company eases. judumbnta. Kri'BttlOH Count— CONl’Kr.ntuSH— ll. L. Sauls* Imry vs. Samuel O. Walker. 8220.tW.-J. 11. Me- Dory vs. John 11. Sutherland, SlIH.Ta.— thus iireenehuum et. 01. vs. A. W. Wludotte snd Charles Since, $3.153.4tJ. Jim,Hl Uahy—C. li. Ollleld VS. rUillp Ulcks, 1120.87. . , Juuok Jameson—City rj. Ware, comlcranatlon verdict for $7,03U. 71 against the city, os damages /or opening South Dearborn street from Twenty* sixth to Spring street. This completes the assets* taunts for opening Dearborn street, so that It ex* tends from the river to thu city limits without break. TO A LOVED ONE. Could I but know that each succeeding year Would bring from tbuau sweet Ups tbst soffit sweet word! .. Could 1 but see those same bright eyes, snd bear Those same sweet vows 1 have so often beard; Could I but feel that, with the lapse of time, This hand, though dwindled then perchance*! may be, , Will slip in mine, as did It In Us pr*»ju When all was wrapt In mirth and Jollity J Could I but bear tby voice, and know each wort Would be as true in years to comoaanow( Could I but liave each day for my reward _ These same sweet words of tore/ nil love-vow: Then, darling, would I leave all elsa (or that. And live alone in ibino e’er-troatlog love, And trust through time and all eternity, Nor let the Gods themselves our love dJspror*. Ciucauo. Usual. 9

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