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record on the civil-service question that has strengthened the party and made it in learning “to labor and to wait.” He is doing the waiting at present. The labor vulnerable with the masses.

will commence as election time approaches.Detroit Free Press (Dem.). Baltimore Herald (Ind.).

With Scott as the Democratic candidate in 1888, and Stanford as ihe RepubliTHE well known versatility of our esteemed contemporary, the Daily News, of can one, as people with fondness for barrels have suggested on both sides, the this city, has been startlingly exemplified in its sudden discovery that Mr. George practical politicians would laugh and grow fat, while the Nation could probably W. Childs, editor and proprietor of the Philadelphia Ledger, is a fit and proper select some other man who would suit it.— Pittsburgh Dispatch (Ind.). person to be nominated for the Presidency of the United States. The News goes further and says that Mr. Childs will be the next President if he will accept the Tue Kennebec, Me., Journal notes Hon. W. W. Doherty's signed editorial in nomination. It is refreshing to observe the exuberant confidence of our contem last Sunday's Globe as “carnest and strong," and thinks it is one of the “ many in

dications which have appeared of the strength of Mr. Blaine among the able and porary.

leading minds in the Republican party.”Boston Globe (Dem.).
Brooklyn Union (Ind.).
UNLESS a new feeling, better or worse, show itself as a result of the Democratic

It was the Prohibition vote of New York that defeated Blaine for the PresiAdministration, such as has not yet shown itself, the Southern question can have no idency, or at least among many causes of his defeat, this was by far the most poproper place in the campaign of 1888. There will be logic neither in the position

The present outlook in that State is not favorable to the return of the Prohitaken by Mr. Douglass and Mr. Logan, nor in the position taken by those Demo

bitionists to the Republican party.— Portland Oregonian (Ind.).
crats who will be sure to claim that all the advancement made in Southern devel.
opment since 1884 is to be credited to Democratic ascendancy,

It will occur to every politician that Mr. Blaine, who is coming forward for the

Republican nomination, would make considerable play upon any ill success of the Rhode Island Democrat (Dein.).

administration to secure such treatment of American fishermen as would look sair

and right. Galveston News (Dem.).
THE speech of Gen. John A. Logan at Music Hall, last Friday night, was for
Gen. John A. Logan. « Black Jack” has begun his Presidential campaign for

The next President of the United States will be George W. Childs of Philadel1888 early and in eamest. His speech, however, was superficial twaddle, and

phia if he will accept the nomination. The party which brings him forward will doubtless pleases his more able and intelligent rival, Blaine. Has Logan no kind

make sure of success for itself, and secure for the country a good President.friend advisers? The time has ceased for the waving of the bloody shirt. East, Baltimore News (Ind.). West, North, and South agree that the war is over.

MR. BLAINE is one of the few surviving persons who think that the office should Baltimore Sun (Ind.).

seek the man, and the Tribune will testisy ihit whenever Mr. Blaine lears of an THE seer is already at work. He names Blaine and Logan as the leading candi

office out looking for a inan, he always goes off and hides until the office goes by. dates of the Republicans for 1888, with Sherman, of Ohio, and Harrison, of In

-Nashville American. diana, some distance in the rear. The candidates for nomination alotted to the

BROTHER BLAINE is about the only American statesman of the biggest size who Democrats are Cleveland for first choice, with Morrison and Carlisle neck and neck

has deliberately and fearlessly committed himself in public to the policy of annexin the second place. As the seer is a New York Republican, Gov. Hill, it will be ing Canada—that is to say, as soon as it can be done peaceably.--New York Sun observed, is not recognized.

(Dem.). Chicago Mail (Ind).

WHEN Mr. Cleveland was a candidate the first time he said he should not want

a second term. No amount of shouting, no amount of railroad train polling, and no amount of

But that was before he decided to take a partner into the firm. newspaper postal card voting will force upon the next national convention a man

Perhaps Mrs. Cleveland will want a terın her own sell.— Toledo Commercial (Rep.). who does not size up to the highest standard, and whom the delegated representatives of Republicanism are not thoroughly convinced can win the race. The hot.

All the Blaine strings are being pulled; and not at all either," for Jim Blaine,

he of Maine,” is a very resourceful man, and wakes up every morning with a new house booms now on the road had better be taken in and covered over.

idea, and a plan for working upon the public mind.Dayton Journal (Rep.). Brooklyn Eagle (Dem.).

A WASHINGTON correspondent claims to know a United States Senator who While Secretary of State Mr. Blaine's action in behalf of the Irish population

does not wish to be President, but prudently withholds his name, probably from fear of British bastiles was not exactly up to the standard of his professions of sympa of contradiction. Perhaps it is Riddleberger.—Troy Telegram (Rep.). thy for Ireland and Irish prtriots, but as he is not at present in office and has no official responsibilities to hamper him there is no reason why he shouldn't resume The name of James G. Blaine, whenever it is spoken, thrills the people of the his former role or even bring down the house by dancing an Irish jig.

country as that of an old sweetheart thrills a woman who, in spite, has married New York Star (Dem.).

another man and doesn't like him.—Leavenworth, Kas., Times (Rep.). MR. BLAINE is getting together a strong organization, and yet we believe that THE Hon. John Alexander Logan is preparing to make a bold movement this the next Republican convention will hesitate long before it decides to nominate a summer against Mr. Blaine's Presidential sences on the Pacific slope. He expects man who has the prestige of defeat. We can assure Mr. Blaine that not only to find the rails somewhat worm-eaten.-Bujfalo Courier (Dem.). would he fail to carry New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Connecticut in 1888, but that Wisconsin would also cast its electoral vote against him.

THE political prophet who counts Mr. Blaine out of the field, either as a candi

date or as the maker of a candidate for the l'residency in 1888, will be sure to Chicago News (Ind.).

make a fatal mistake in his calculations.- Providence Star (Ind.). It pains us to observe that neither John A. Logan, nor James G. Blaine, nor

Roscoe CONKLING says “ the smallest country newspaper is worth more to its George F. Edmunds, nor David B. Hill, nor John G. Carlisle, nor John Sherman,

subscribers in one month than its price for a year.” For President of the United nor Joseph E. McDonald is an earnest advocate of the glorious principles of civil

States, Roscoe Conkling, of Utica. — Vineyaril Gazelle (Ind.).
service reform. Yet these are the only gentlemen we have heard mentioned for
the Presidential nomination in 1888.

We do not believe that very much will come of the talk of Hayes for President,
N, Y. World (Dem.).

but would respectsully warn the pine-tree statesmen to keep his weather eye on

the gentleman from Ohio.– Clevelanı Plain-Dealer (Dem.).
Ex-GOVERNOR Foster says the Ohio Republicans will never get tired of voting
for Blaine. He is said also to ent tain the opinion that if an Ohio man were

HAVING failed to enlarge the Army Senator Logan wants to magnify the pengiven the second place it woull add strength to the ticket. It inight be mentioned

sion list. He is bound to make a showing somewhere, but never again as a tail to in strict confidence that he thinks the second blank should be filled by the name

the Blaine kite.-Illinois State Register (Dem.). of Charles Foster.

Now that Logan has written a book and an arbitration bill, too, it is hard to see Louisville Times (Dem.).

how anybody else can have the nerve to ask for a Presidential nomination.— Phila

delphia Times (Ind.). IF Grover Cleveland would put himself in accord with the party that nominated and elected him, by giving the country an old-fashioned Democratic administration Tue greater number of the Northern Blaine organs prefer continuing the old of the Andrew Jackson stripe, and then pool interests with David B. Hill, all that war against Jeff Davis rather than beginning a new war with Canada.—Milwaukee would be left of Republicanism in this country could be colonized in Vermont. Journal (Dem.). N. Y. Mail and Express (Rep.).

With all the Republican candidates on the stump in Maine this fall, it will be JUDGING from the tone of most of our Democratic exchanges we should think

a sort of competitive examination for the Presidential nomination.— Portland Ad. that it is the prevailing conviction in that party that Mr. Blaine is running for the

vertiser (Rep.).
Presidency and that a Democrat will be elected to succeed Mr. Cleveland, if Mr. SENATOR LOGAN will visit the Pacific coast in July, not necessarily for pleasure
Blaine can be run off the track. It is an interesting political pbenomenon, but as a guaranty of good faith in his Presidential aspirations.—Chica Ilerald
Nashville American (Dem.).

(Ind.).
LOGAN has evidently been doing some deep thinking on the labor question as The sharpest sarcasm on Cleveland's greatness is the candidacy of Governor
well as Blaine. He declares that the proper solution of all the labor troubles is a Hill, of New York, for the Presidency.- Cin. Commercial-Gazette (Rep.).
fair day's wages for a fair day's work. If some one had thought of this sooner a
great deal of trouble might have been avoided.

If we can not defeat Blaine or any Republican candidate in 1888 without the

Mugwumps, bring on the Mugwumps. Kansas City Times (Dem.), The rumor that James G. Blaine was a Knight of Labor arose from a mistake Mr. BLAINE stands in with capital and monopoly, and has no sympathy with the about his old and somewhat shopworn title of Plumed Knight. James is now honest toilers of the land.-Atlanta Constitution.

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There is a barrel of codfish bait attached to the Blaine boom to buoy it. from the Republicans, and in seeking to attain their object by means of a separate
Florida Times-Union (Dem.).

party. The large prohibition element in the Republican party which still hopes IN 1888 Logan will not sound his slogan to any second-fiddle accompaniment.

that the Republicans will some time fairly and squarely make an issue of prohibiNewark News (Dem.).

tion, or which for purely political reasons is adverse to a separate prohibition party,

may still allow itself to be deceived. The prohibitionists, however, will go on MR. Hill has now two Democrats to defeat--Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland,-Kansas their way as actively and earnestly as ever, without paying any attention to RepubCity Times (Dem.).

lican professions of sympathy with them, and it may chance that in more than one
close State the prohibitionists may be able to have a serious or even decisive effect

upon the result of elections.
PROHIBITION.

New York Times (Ind), May 29.
A STATE Conference of “ Anti-Saloon ” Republicans and a separate and distinct The conditions seem favorable now for ascertaining the actual strength of that
State Convention of Prohibitionists were held at Trenton, N. J., last week, and

element which is in favor of uncompromising prohibition. There is not the least

chance that it will prove strong enough to control legislation and administration in their deliberations have attracted general attention, as indicated by the press com

many States, and there is no possibility of its accomplishing its avowed purpose. ments here collated.

Nor is it likely any longer by its menace of drawing votes from the other parties
Newark Evening News (Dem.), May 29.

to obtain any concession from either of them that will satisfy it. It can only stand THE News has a deep respect for that class of the public who believe in tem- up and be counted and cherish the idea that ils cause has a vitality and a hold perance. The News believes that a greater part of the community is in sympathy

upon the convictions of men which will give it a growth and development that with the temperance movement.

In the meantime it will cause
But temperance and prohibition are widely dis-

will finally result in a moral and political revolution, ferent ideas; the temperance people are willing to grant respectability to many who

no small disturbance in the equilibrium of political parties. don't believe as they do. The Prohibitionists are not. If the platform adopted

Philadelphia Record (Ind.), May 29. by the New Jersey State Prohibition party expresses the convictions of all prohibi

A REPUBLICAN convention, or rather a conserence of Republican leaders, which tionists, no hesitancy is had here in the expression of the opinion that the progress

met in Trenton heroically resolved that the party could do without “saloon influof the movement is going to be decidedly slow. The declaration touching the sub

ence" in the future elections of that State. The conference further resolved that ject of prohibition is in these words :

the Republicans of New Jersey are in favor of submitting a prohibitory amendThat it is good law, reason and logic, that all who aid, abot, procure, hire, counsel, or

ment to a vote of the people. The nomination of General Clinton B. Fiske for in any way assist in the commission of a crime are guilty or the crime, though not pres. ent at the commission thereof, and therefore we affirm that all who license, or in any

Governor by the New Jersey prohibitionists enables the Republicans of that State way favor the continuance of this trasllc, and all legislatures which license, and all lo square their practice with their professions. As General Fiske has always been political parties which favor license, and all men who vote for parties which license, a Republican with a prohibition attachment, they would make no sacrifice by supor for parties which will not declare for prohibition (where there is a Prohibition party), do make themselves accessory to the liquor crime aud equally guilt with the roan who

porting him. In this way the embarrassment of a third party and a third candidate carries on the traffic.

for governor would be avoided. It was the mind of a zealot that conceived this idea; it was unwise for the con

N. Y. Mail and Express (Rep.), May 28. vention to have adopted it. It is an expression of intolerance of the views of

As the Mail and Express three or four years ago arrived at the conclusion others, and condemns as criminals all society not embraced in the little circle, con

reached by the New Jersey conference and warned Republicans that the temperstituting what is known as the New Jersey State Prohibition Society. It is almost

ance issues had “come to stay” and were daily becoming more and more vital and as striking as the declaration of the saint party :

commanding, we have had no hesitation about welcoming every Republican moveResolved, The Earth was made for the saints.

ment that confirms and justifies our own deliberate convictions. And we are gratResolved, We are the Saints.

ified to find so many representative Republican journals coming forward in more The way for the Prohibitionists to gather strength and respect is through the

or less emphatic recognition of the fact that the time has come for the party, as channels of reason and tolerance. The way not to do it is to denounce as bad all

such, to take ground against “the saloon” and in favor of all practical measures of people, good, bad and indifferent, who do not swallow the entire Prohibition plat

temperance resorm.
form. The candidates nominated by the convention are better than the platform.
Gen. Fiske is an able and good man.

Albany Evening Journal (Rep.), May 28.
Brooklyn Times (Rep.), May 29.

UNLESS the liquor question is honestly met in New Jersey the prohibition vote

will continue to increase and will put it out of the power of the Republican party The Democratic newspapers imbibe lots of comfort from the fact that the Pro

to carry the State. The most superficial observer of politics in New York State hibitionists have placed a full State ticket in the field in New Jersey. They know knows that the same condition of affairs exists here. The general statement, we that the Prohibitionists have not the ghost of a chance of carrying the State, but

believe, cannot be disputed that a prohibition vote of 30,000 in New York State they know also that of the 187,000 votes cast in the State last fall, 9,013 were

will prevent the Republican party from carrying the State for years to come, unless votes drawn from the Republican ticket for Prohibition candidates, and they feel

a political earthquake shall change the face of things. sanguine that in a close State like New Jersey such a proportion is enough to give them a safe tenure of the State government. The Democrats are fond of accusing

New York World (Dem.), May 29. the Republicans of “coddling” the temperance vote, but there never has been on It is now certain that this issue of prohibition, based on an honest if mistaken the Republican side any such temperance coddling as the Democrats have openly sentiment, will be maintained by its devotees against all political parties until, like and secretly practiced during the past two or three years-openly in their attempts the anti-slavery agitation, it builds itself into a power that can command respect. to persuade temperance voters that the Republicans are trying to hoodwink and It will no longer allow itself to be cajoled by Republican politicians whom it has deceive them, and secretly by using their campaign funds to keep Prohibition helped 10 so many victories, for it now feels that its own hopes for the future must candidates in the field. If the honest temperance men would rid their minds of be based upon the destruction of the organization that has affiliated with it only to all abstractions and look at this matter from a common sense standpoint, they could betray it and 10 use it for its own selfish purposes. not mistake the course that is wisest and most politic. Parties are not abstractions; they are simply combinations of citizens who have certain ends in view and

St. Albans, Vt., Messenger (Rep.), May 29. are united in the effort to make their principles supreme. The Republican party FOLLOWING close on the rights of the franchise comes this question of temperis not a prohibition party. It will become a prohibition party, not by any process ance which seeks recognition and cannot be turned aside. The country is moving of bulldozing, but just as soon as the majority of its members become honestly con forward at lengthened pace in its temperance sentiment, and in opposition to the vinced that prohibition is the best policy for the State.

curse of strong drink. There is nothing to fear; real reforms do not go backward, New York Tribune (Rep.), May 30.

and temperance is one of them. America is improving, and the signs of the times

indicate that at no remote day temperance will become the settled policy and pracThe New Jersey prohibitionists are no doubt for the most part sincere and tice of the United States, earnest believers in the doctrine they advocate. They honestly desire to abate the

Newark Advertiser (Rep.), May 28. drink evil. Their uprightness of purpose must be admitted, They seek to do good in their generation. And yet it is persectly apparent that they have just

The conferees are right when they say that the Republican party does not need refused to accept a compromise which promised certain and important gains for

the aid of the saloon interest. They might have gone a step further and said that the reform they have at heart; and that while declaring their enthusias.ic and

the party could not get that aid, even if it wanted it. The saloon interest is the indescribable devotion to prohibition they threw themselves into the arms of the

exclusive posssession of the Democratic party. And the conference was also right rum power with complete abandon. For this, and nothing less than this, is the

in saying that the cause of temperance needs the moral and political support of the practical outcome of their proceedings. The Anti-Saloon Republican Con

Republican party. ference showed them how by allying themselves with the Republican party they

New York Star (Dem.), May 30. could secure distinct advances toward temperance. By such an alliance they Tue Republican party is unquestionably more disposed than the Democratic could have defeated the rum power and thrown all their influence upon a friendly party to attempt interference with the sale of liquor, but when it comes to actually and powerful party already committed to a fight against the saloons. The arrange passing and honestly enforcing a prohibitory law, one party is just as useless to the ment was one which presented special opportunities for the development of tem Prohibitionists as the other. Every evidence that the teelotalers recognize this is perance policy. But they refused to consider it in any way, and while declaring a gratifying sign of a diminution of the number of fools in the world. their hatred for the rum power they resolved that every vote they possessed should

Philadelphia Press (Rep.), May 28. be cast in behalf of their foe. New York Sun (Dem.), May 29.

The platform laid down at the Trenton conference is one upon which all temperance people can take their stand.

It does not claim that a panacea of universal We believe the prohibitionists to be entirely wrong in their theory, and that high application has been found for the evils of intemperance and then proceed to exlicense is the correct and rational solution of the liquor question. At the same communicate those who refuse to subscribe to the remedy. A more feasible and time it is not to be denied that the prohibitionists are sensible in expecting nothing humane course is adopted.

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at matrimony. He will be remembered by posterity as the second President who
married while in office.- New York Sun, May 30.

THE WIFE MARKET.—Readers of the daily newspapers occasionally run against
WEDDINGS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.- A NUMBER OF I'ERSONS MARRIED THERE. —

items.of news that almost stagger belief. It is a fact, however, that some of the Eighty six years ago the coming November Abigail Adams became the “ Lady of most startling stories in the public prints are stric ly true. The unexpected is the White House," and was the first to inaugurate domestic life there. It was hardly always happening, and there is no telling what will turn up next. We have found a habitable dwelling then, and sew sestivities occurred there in her day—110ne, in

it difficult to believe that wives are bought and sold in even the darkest corners of fact, of any importance, save the New Year's receptions. In Jefferson's time no

this enlightened country, but gradually our doubts have yielded to the overwhelmother entertainments were given than public receptions, and it was not until the

ing weight of testimony. The most recent case is reported from Weathersfield, genial “ Dolly” Marlison becaine mistress of the White House that it was made a

Conn. It seems that a wealthy old farmer in that place, a short time ago, adversocial head center. One wedding occurred while she was hostess there. In 1811

tised for a housekeeper. Twenty-five women answered at once.

The old man her niece, Miss Todd, a Quaker girl, of Philadelphia, was married to Congressman

ranged them in line, and, stopping in front of each, made an oiler of marriage, Jackson of Virginia. Mr. Jackson was the great-uncle of the famous “Stonewall"

tenilering $2,000 as a temptation. To the credit of these poor women, the last Jackson of Confederate fame. The wedding was a quiet affair, conclucted in deser

one of them resused. The wise hunter, in the course of a month, proposed to ever ence to the simple tastes of the bride in private fashion. A reception followed,

forty semales, ranging in age froin sixteen to sixty seven. He raised his bird from which was attended by the members of Congress without exception, and by all the $2,000 to $10,000, in special instances. l'inally be closed a bargain with a wellWashinglon officials. The next marriage that occurred in the White House was

seasoned widow for $11,000. The cash was paid and the merchandise was delivthat of Marie Monroe, the youngest daughter of President Monroe, 10 her cousin,

ered. It is some consolation to know that the relatives of the old fool have had Samuel L. Gouverneur, of New York. It was a private alfair, but not so exclusive

him arrested as a lunatic. But there are still worse cases, In New York, Pennas President Cleveland's. The wedding occurred in March, 1820,) in the East

sylvania, and Ohio husbandls sometimes sell and transfer their wives. Drink Room, and the bridesmaids, the family relations on loth sides, and the old friends appears to be at the bottom of these sordid bargains, and they, of course, occur of the bride and groom witnessed the ceremony. A week later the bridesmaids only in the lowest grade of society. The price paid by the Connecticut man and their attendants assisted at a public reception given in their honor by the

seems wastefully extravagant compared with other prices quoted. One man sold President. From “ The Ladies of the White House" it is learned thai - at this

his wife for a dollar and delivered the goods. Another was satisfied with a gallon reception Mrs. Gouverneur presided in the place of her mother, and was formally

of beer, but his spouse kicked and the trade sell through. This traffic is conintroduced to all the guests present. The l’resident and Mrs. Monroe mingled ducted in some of our large cities openly, and in a scarcely less revolting shape with the company, and left the bridal couple to do the duties of host and hostess. than it is in the slums. Among the papers sent to this office is a large pink tinted Commodore Decatur gave the young couple a largely-attended ball shortly after

sheet published in Chicago and rejoicing in the title of “Cupid's Quiver." It is a the White House reception. The son of President John Adams, John Quincy monthly, published, it states, “in connection with the Chicago Matrimonial

Bureau.” Adams, was married to his cousin, Miss Helen Adams, in 1826. This wedding

This paper contains thirteen columns of advertisements for wives and was a private one on account of the delicate health of Mrs. Adams. During Presi

husbands. In every instance the party of the first part stipulates that the party of dent Jackson's term of office the marriage of Miss Lewis, a claughter of thc Presi

the second part must be possessed of some means, and some of the advertisers do dent's old friend and neighbor, Major Lewis, of Naslıville, was married to Monsieur

not hesitate to name the amount of money required as the price of their allections.

Is it not monstrous ? Pageot, a gentleman whom she had mel abroad while her father was a soreign

Are we drifting to a point where a regular matrimonial ininister. The adopted son of President Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Jr., married

market will be an established institution? If we do not check this di-gracesul Miss Sarah Yorke, of Philadelphia, and took her to the White House as a bride.

drist, we shall soon see “ Cupid's Quiver” and journals of a like character publishShe resided there for some months, and had much social attention paid her.

ing the regular quotations of the wise market, and classifying their stock, perhaps

like cotton, as Another bride who held her wedding reception in the White House was Mrs. Van

fair, middling fair, good middling, middling, low middling, gouil Buren, the wile of President Van Buren's eldest son and private secretary. She was

ordinary, ordinary.” In a country that tolerates Mormonism, and permits its loose Miss Angelica Singleton, of Sumter, S.C. She received with the President at his New

divorce laws to be the scandal of the age, no sudden moral reform can be expected. Year's reception on January 1, 1838. The fact is noted in the history of the White

It is to be feared that worse days are ahead.— Atlanta Constitution. House “ that thus far in the history of the country Mrs. Van Buren was the only Curious REPLIES.—An Arizona editor recently sent postal cards to all the daughter of South Carolina who has been a hostess of the White House.” The

prominent citizens of the place, requesting them to give an answer to the question: only President who married during his terın of office was John Tyler, the tenth Why are you an honest man?” Some of the replies which he publishes are Executive. His first wife, the mother of a large family of children, died in 1842, curious. One answers: “It must be because of my dern cussedness. I always when he had been in office a year and six months. He was married in less than

did like to be clifferent from other people.” Another says he is honest because he two years to Miss Julia Gardner Tyler in New York, and took his bride immedi never held any public office. Another indignantly answers: “What d'ye take me ately to the While IIouse, where a grand reception was held in her honor. This fer—an angel?" Another sarcastically remarks : “I suppose you are goin' 10 affair created great social excitement throughout the United States. Previous to start a museun, and are lookin’ ser freaks. Well, court me cut; I'm not one." his second marriage the third daughter of President Tyler, Elizabeth, was married Another, a professional labor agitator, wrote in blood red ink on a postal.card : to William Waller, or Williamsburgh, Va., in the East Room, January 1, 1812. “ What are ye givin’ us?” While the editor of the opposition paper volunteered The wedding was a large one, it being sound impossible to have it quiet and private the answer that he scorned to lay bare the palpitating mainspring of a noble and under the circumstances. The notable guests included Mrs. Ma on, the mem honest soul at the request of a dishonest reptile and political parasite. The editor bers of the Cabinet, one of whom was Daniel Webster, the foreign ininisters, the is so well pleased with the results of his inquiry that he intends soon to ask for large family relationship, and personal friends. The most-talked-of wedding that answers to the question : “ What do you take for a cold ?”—Norfolk, Va., Landever occurred in the White House was that of Nellie Grant, the only daughter of mark, President Grant. This marriage took place in the famous East Room, May 21, 1874, the groom being Mr. Algernon Sartoris, of Ilampshire, England. IIe was 23 and the bride only 19. The wedding,” to quote the. White Hlouse historian

RELIGIOUS. again, “was the finest ever known in Washington, and was the theme of newspaper comment both in this country and Europe. All that affection, wealth, and high social position could devise were combineci to make it an event that should fittingly express the love and pride of the parents in their only daughter. Not more than

THE CONGRESS OF CHURCHES. two hundred guests were present, and they represented the officials of the Govern

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 27. ment and their families, the Army, Navy, and marine corps and their families, the diplomatic corps, and personal friends. The floral decorations of the house were The second annual session of the Congress of American Churches is an occasion superl), those of the East Room being the richest.” In the autumn of 1874 Colonel of great interest to all who have the welfare of the Christian churches of this land Fred Grant took his bride, who was Miss Ilonore of Chicago, to the White House, at heart, bringing together, as it has done, the represen'atives of so many forms of and the President and Mrs. Grant gave them a very handsome wedding reception. Belies, all, however, imbubed with the same desire for union and harmony between The bridal couple remained for some time at the White House, and were clegantly them and for the promotion of better social relations as well as of religion and entertained in Washington society. During the Ilayes administration Miss Platt, religious teaching throughout the land. It was fitting that in a meeting of this kind a niece of the President's, was married to Dr. Russell Hastings, of St. Louis. This the opening address should be made by the governor of the State, who cordially wedding was an exceptionally large and brilliant affair, and was more enjoyable welcomed them to Ohio whose people, he said, earnestly believed in Christian than are White IIouse weddings usually. Mrs. Hlayes entertained a great many union. While they did not ever expect to see all denominations blended into one, bridal couples during her life in Washington, most of them being relatives of hers they believed thoroughly in the idea that no matter in what church a man may or her husband's. The only silver wedding ever celebrated at the White Ilouse worship all alike belong to the great cause and in a true sense to the church of was that of Mr. and Mrs. Ilayes. It occurred December 31, 1872, and the minister God. At the present congress no less than twenty-three denominations were who united them was present to renew his pastoral blessing. The guests were, as represented, inclucling the Roman Catholic, for the first tiine, by the venerable far as possible, those who attended the wedding in 1852. A young relative and Bishop Gilmour. In an assemblage comprising so many eminent theologians from namesake of Mrs. Hayes, and two children of the President were baptized on this all parts of the country as well as many conspicuous laymen, the subjects of disoccasion. These were the first and only baptisms that have occurred in the White . cussion naturally covered a wide range. Yesterday's proceedings were rendered House. The Presidents of the United States were all married men excepting particularly interesting by the reading of a paper by the Rev. Dr. Daniel Curry, an Buchanan and Cleveland. Now the name of the former will stand alone as the eminent Methodist Episcopal clergyınan of New York, who dealt with the question only bachelor President; and his adninistration will ever remain a unique one of creeds and religious beliefs in a manner that won the utmost attention of the socially. The youthful Harriet Lane, his beautiful niece and adopted daughter, large audience which heard him Dr. Curry freely recognized the fact that the presided with queenly grace and exquisite tact, and was the admired belle of the whole.tendency of the present age is to sink mere dogmatic questions of theology nation. The administration of President Cleveland opened, as it was thought it as much as possible, but he is at the same time of opinion that the changes that are would close, but he has surprised the public by his successful and creditable attempt so strongly inarked in the religious thought of the age, affect only remotely and

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slightly the substance of Christian truth and are confined almost exclusively to Latin; in half a dozen triolets, such as rhymsters now use for vers de societe, is forms of expression. God's revelations of Himself and of His dispensations, condensed the whole panorama of the judgment. It is related of La Fontaine that although always substantially the same, have become fuller and clearer. The finding one of these ancient “ proses,” he was so impressed with it that for several historical creeds were almost all of them materialistic, both in their forms of lan. weeks he could not forbear asking the court ladies of convenient virtue, who were guage and manifest conceptions respecting the future life. Dr. Curry thinks that his favorite associates, if they had read it. After a lifetime spent in writing rhymes the once popular notions respecting the resurrection of the dead and the character to amuse these ladies, the Dies Ire came upon him in his old age, making a of the lise everlasting which the old creeds would manisestly teach have ceased to piteous spectacle of him. It was with ashes upon his hair, already grown gray in command the assent of the great body of intelligent believers. He agrees with shamelessness, that he attempted a translation of the terrible Latin into French, many other theologians in the opinion that a reconstruction of creeds is necessary, succeeding only in reducing it to his own weakness. His attempt has been many but pertinently asks who is to undertake the work and what is to be the form of times repeated by others with almost equal failure. The strength that adheres in the reconstructed faith of the church? There are many no doubt who are asking the original adheres to it also and refuses to be conveyed away from it into other themselves such questions, but no answer is forthcoming. In the meantime we words. The equally well-known Stabat Mater was inspired by equal faith, but have Christian churches working under consessions of faith and declarations of there is not the same genius of expression. With all its tender pathos it ranks far doctrine which they no longer wholly accept, and which even their clergymen do below the Dies Ira, which for centuries has held a place of its own in literature as not hold themselves obliged to believe unreservedly. Equally interesting and a product of that high poetical imagination which gives substance to things hoped more practical were the discussions on the relations of the churches toward for and evidence of things unseen. Though the Roman Catholic ritual has done workinginen. It has been for a long time a subject of complaint among all the much in preserving and making familiar what is most poetical in the older devochurches that they no longer reach the classes that should derive the most benefit tional poetry, there is much uncollected and comparatively unknown. The from them, that they have become churches of the rich and not of the poor. This rhymed Latin prayers are, many of them, rude; all of them are strong. They subject is being ventilated before the congress, and it is to be hoped its discussion have an intensity which it seems no longer possible to force into words. Almost will lead to a general awakening on the subject among all denominations of all that is known of St. Hilderpert is that he is the author of one of these. It has Christians and a more general recognition of the needs of the working classes. suggestions of Gethsemane in its agony; its prescience of the torture of the hellCleveland Plain Dealer, May 27.

furnace from which it entreats deliverance; though, with its tension of mental an

guish, there is a minor key of hope in the refrain : THE very existence of the congress is an evidence of progress on the part of

Jesus, light of David's city, the churches. The fact that an eminent Roman Catholic bishop and a distin

Thy cross saves us and thy pity. guished Universalist divine met on the same platform and followed each other in a

It was in repeating one of these rhymed prayers that Mary, queen of Scots, laid temperate discussion of a burning question, like that of religion and the public her head upon the block, and her last breath is said to have been expended in the schools, and that Episcopalians, Baptists, Methodists and representatives of a wide

couplet : range of religious denominations discussed earnestly the best methods of placing

Iu duriscatenis, speravi in te; the Church as a whole in line with the advance of modern thought and modern

O carimo Jesu! nunc misora me. social and industrial conditions, is one of the most striking signs of the times. The

-St. Louis Republican, May 30. world does move, and in spite of frequent sneers it is plain that the Churches feel the motion and will not stand still. Those Churches or those ministers who refuse

NOTES.—The Universalist says “the best preaching is not that which says most,

but that which suggests most."to recognize the necessity of progress will be pushed aside and left so far in the

-The Examiner says “there are difficulties in any rear as to be soon wholly forgotten. Not the least of the benefits resulting from

theodicy, but none so full of insolvable problems as the one that places sin and the congress is the better understanding the representatives of the different

righteousness on the same plane." - The following resolution is announced: Churches now have of each other's position. A large amount of misunderstand

That the Westem Unitarian Conference conditions its fellowship on no dogmatic ing, misconception and prejudice has been removed by this common meeting and

tests, but welcomes all who wish to join it to help establish Truth, Righteousness and

Love in the world.”interchange of views. The Roman Catholic and the Presbyterian have slaken

-There is a Liberal Holland Church at Grand Rapids, Mich., hands in a friendly way, exchanged opinions and discovered that they have so

which engaged a pastor for six years without having seen or heard him. The much in coinmon that it is unwise and unchristian to virulently attack each other

American Unitarian Association raised during the current year something over for the points of difference. The men who took part in the discussions of the

$44,000 or $11,000 in advance of last year. -The Anglo-Jewish Association is

raising a special educational sund of £10,000 for foreign missions in the East, suppresent weck are less likely to go back into their pulpits and hurl anathemas at each other than if they had never met. The most narrow-ininded of them all

porting the schools of the Alliance Israelite. -Over a million pounds is still spent must have been broadened and liberalized by meeting upon the common ground of yearly in pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina. Many of the Mohammedan pilChristian charity and Christian desire to help humanity socially and morally as well

grims travel immense distances. Thus nearly six thousand of them are from the as spiritually. And the fact made manifest by this congress that the Churches

Soudan and neighboring parts of Africa, 7,000 are Moors, 1,400 Persians, 16,000 recognize their duties to society outside of their close communions will do much

Malays and Indians, and 25,000 Turks or Egyptians. These are the figures for toward attracting to them people who have been disposed to turn their backs upon

the year 1885, when there were 53,010 pilgrinis to these two famous shrines the Churches, because they have had reason to believe that the Churches had lit

Rev. Dr. D. C. Marquis, of Chicago, was made presiding officer of the General tle sympathy with them and their physical and social as well as spiritual needs.

Assembly of Presbyterian churches at Minneapolis. -The General Assembly of

the Presbyterian Church South has formulated resolutions against the doctrine of Ohio State Journal, May 29.

evolution.-Rt. Rev. T. A. Becker has been installed Bishop of the Roman This congress differs from other experiments that have been made in the direc Catholic See of Savannah, Ga. - It is related of a popular clergyman, that he tion of Christian union by welcoming to its platform all who profess and call started a dull prayer-meeting, recently, by announcing that he "didn't propose to themselves Christians;” by refusing to formulate a creed or platform of opinions to act as umpire for a sleeping match !". -The Mormon interpretation of the New which those who take part in its discussions must subscribe, and by bidding each

Testament is singular. St. Paul declares that a bishop should be the husband of man speak out, with the utmost frankness, his own deepest convictions. Other

one wife; but the Mormons insist that he intended to say that a bishop should be assemblies have tried to confine their debates to those truths in which Christians are the husband of at least one wise, implying that if it is well to have one, it must logagreed; this congress encourages and enjoins the most unreserved expression upon

ically be better to have two, while perfect official efficiency is attained when a man those points on which they differ. Or this liberty the speakers freely avail them has a dozen or more.—The Christian Examiner hits a good many people in an selves, and the possession of this liberly puts every man on his good behavior, makes

article entitled “ Joining a Pastor.” It says they do not join the church. They him generous, conciliatory and temperate in his statements, and keeps him from “unite themselves” to the popular pastor.' While he stays, they stay. When he indulging a polemical temper.

goes, they scatter and hunt for the next popular pastor to join. — The next meet-
ing of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church will be held in Philadel-

phia, and it is recommended that the Church raise $5,000,000 as a thank-offerA STUDY OF SOME OLD HYMNS.—In the prose writings, sacred and profane, of ing for its prosperous history. -The both anniversary of the American Home the first ten centuries of Christianity, but especially in its hymns and prayers, there Mission Society is held at Saratoga June 1, 3. -The Reformed Church Home are preserved for the nineteenth century reminiscences of the faith it has parted Missionary treasurer has defaulted to the amount of $25,000. _There are 40,430 with in an allempt to gain knowledge—a faith that saw things invisible as if by Methodists in Kansas.-Rev. Dr. Cuyler has been elected president of the Nasecond-sight. Unfortunately neither in the libraries nor through the booksellers' tional Temperance Society. -The Dean of Chichester, Eng., has been suggesting catalogues is there accessible any representative collection of the outpourings of to his clergy that, " until the Gladstone tyranny be overpast,” a pause should be these spirits which had never been cramped by the dungeons of Doubting castle, made after ihe words “and her dominions” in the prayer for the High Court of but the scraps of song and prayer occurring in the writings of the times are revela Parliament. The pause is to be made, the Dean explains, in order that the contions to those whose idleness or curiosity leads them so far out of the trodden paths gregation may “dart up a prayer to God” to frustrate Mr. Gladstone's knnyish of the present. As there is a science of nearly everything, perhaps some day there tricks. Another clergyman, who has seen the suggestion, writes to the Pall Mall will be a science of hymnology when these fragments of liturgies will be collected, Gazette, saying that the proper place for a pause would be in the prayer for the compared, dissected and anatomatized with a view to their “ethical relations ;": bishops and clergy, in order that all sober-minded men may pray for forgiveness their bearing on sociology and other ologies. But though they have never been for all deans and others who have been led astray into using religion as a cloak for thought worthy of scientific attention they have that in them which will always personal prejudice or political passion. -The General of the Jesuits has published command attention—their strength. Whether we are imbued with any remnant the statistics of the order, showing that it now counts 2,500 missionaries, and that of the faith that is in them or not, they appeal to us for that admiration which it can boast of having had 248 saints, 1,500 martyrs, 13 popes, 60 cardinals, 4,000 strength always compels for itself, whatever the form of its manifestations. To the

archbishops and bishops, and 6,000 authors. -Pittsburgh will have a new $160,fact that the Catholic church retains its Latin ritual we owe the preservation of 000 Ursuline convent ready for dedication in September. The Catholics of notable and familiar examples. In the nervous Latin of the Dies Ire" there are Glendive, Montana Territory, have bought a Congregational church for their own fifteen lines of unsurpassed word-painting—such a picture of the Last Judgment as -Archbishop Ryan has made public in his Cathedral, in Philadelphia, the the genius of Michael Angelo could not put upon canvas, The noise of the last position taken by the recent Council of Baltimore, relative to the sale of liquors on trumpet rings in the words which describe it sounding “ through” the sepulchres Sunday. He has announced that all Catholics in the Archdiocese must either abstain and forcing the dead before the throne. In a sew brief sentences in the simplest from selling intoxicants on Sunday or else leave the church. Should they disre

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gard this injunction, the priests will refuse to grant them absolution in the conses to study in Europe, and then entered upon the professorship from which he is now
sional, and thus deprive them of the Sacraments of the Church. The Archbishop promoted. In that position he has commanded respect and honor. His degree of
announced that it would be enforced all over the United States. -John H. Deane, D. D. comes from the Chicago theological seminary. As associate eclitor of the
formerly treasurer of the Baptist Home Missionary Society, confesses that he is a de New Englander, he has won a standing among writers, and as an active and
faulter to the amount of $55,000. -The Methodist Episcopal Church now has dustrious member of the American committee on the revision of the translation or
22,490 schools, 246,054 officers and teachers, and 1,818,032 scholars. This is an the Bible, he has taken rank with the foremost scholars of the English-speaking
increase over the previous year of 314 schools, 8,582 officers and teachers, and 57, nations. President Dwight will create no break in the traditions and the progress
596 scholars. Of the teachers, 215,602 are church members or probationers; and of the college. He will keep up the policy to make haste slowly. Furnished with
of the scholars, 408,332. There have been during the past year 96,868 conver the treasures of the past, he recognizes the obligations of the institution to the
sions in the Sunday-schools.— -The Evangelical churchmen of England are com future. He has no liking for sensationalism, and believes that eclucation should
plaining that they do not get enough of the loaves and fishes. -The committee rest on solid foundations, seeking to develop manhood rather than to teach how to
of eighteen appointed by the Boston Convention of Congregationalists and Free make money. The alumni, who lament the retirement of President Porter, are
Baptists to arrange, if practicable, a basis of union between the two bodies, will hearty and loyal in their greeting to President Dwight.-Utica Morning lleralı,
meet in the Thirty-fourth-street Christian church, New York City, May 5. The May 21.
next Pan-Presbyterian Council is to be held in London, beginning June 26, 1888. The choice of Professor Timothy Dwight to succeed Dr. Noah Porter as
The American section recommends that fewer papers be read and more time be president of Vale College is in accord with the traditional policy of that insti-
given for discussion in the next Council than heretofore. -The Rev. Amanda

tution. It will not meet the views of those restless alumni who have Deyo was ordained as a Universalist minister, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., according watched with (liscontent the rapid numerical growth of Harvard, and who think to the usages of that denomination lately. The ordination sermon was preached

that radical changes, amounting almost to revolution, are the only authentic by the Rev. Phebe A. Hanaford from the text, “ Let Your Wonen Keep Silence signs of progress in the science of education. But those graduates and friends of in the Churches.". -The Chicago Presbytery has lately tried the Rev. Mr. Seguin Yale who believe that her growth has been a syinmetrical development, and who for “ lying and deception,” and found him guilty. They deposed him from the while diesending her general system of instruction and government, have freely pulpit, but modified the sentence of condemnation by adding : The Presbytery pointed out her deficiencies, have abundant reason to be satisfied, we think, with will give you a letter commending you to any other church which you may chose The selection of Prof. Dwight. The grandson and namesake of a president of Yale, to connect yourself.” The Rev. Sam Jones and Mr. Sam Small paid a flying himself a graduate and successively à tutor and professor of the college, Dr. Dwight visit to the Capital Saturday, the 29th. -A large cotton manufactory in North

is identified by inheritance and by long service with its history, its traditions, its Carolina is owned and managed entirely by Christian men. -Harvarıl has changed

growth, aims, weaknesses and needs. He has been associated with most of the the name of the Society of Christian Brethren, more than 50 years old, and adopted successful endleavors to enrich the equipment and the treasury of the institution, the regulations of the Young Men's Christian Association. Rev. Edward White,

and has a perfect understanding of its financial requirements. He comprehends chairman of the Congregational Union of England and Wales, opened the session

the importance of a more systematic and harmonious administration of its various of that body with an address on “ Free Church Foundations,” and Mr. Samuel

departments and will exert a strong influence in that direction. He has been a Morley, M. P., the well-known philanthropist, was elected chairman for the coming close student of what is called the new education, is prepared to pronounce an enyear. This is the first time that any gentlemen who has never been a clergyman lightened judgment upon the ideas which it embodies, and to welcome those has occupied the position.—The Rev. Wm. Arthur has written a pamphlet

which can demonstrate their right to survive. His exterior is somewhat severely which has intensified the feeling of Irish Methodists against Mr. Gladstone's home scholastic, but his disposition is genial and sympathetic, his mind is alert, receptive rule bill. -An inscription which hast just been placed on the slab raised in mem

and penetrating, and by virtue of native wit and generous accomplishments he is ory of Dean Stanley, in Alderley Church, runs as follows: “ Arthur Penrhyn Slan

an admirable speaker and a delightful companion. Under his control the sons and ley, Dean of Westminster, second son of Edward and Catherine Stanley; born friends of Yale may expect to see the college enter upon a new period of solid December 13, 1815; died July 1881. “And they buried him in the city of David

growth and prosperity, maintaining its conservative standard, extending its influamong the Kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward' God and

ence as a centre of sound learning and morals, and adapting itself to new conditow His House.' 2 Chronicles xxiv, 16.”—Picni on Sunday are forbidden

tions with prudent discrimination. And however opinions may differ as to men by the Roman Catholic Church.

and methods, it is certain that President Dwight will bring to the aclministration
of his trust the same high sense of duty and honor which has clistinguished the
venerable scholar whom he succeeds and a long line of unselfish and devoted pre-

decessors.—New York Tribune, May 21.
EDUCATIONAL.

In the recent extension of her courses, and in the election of Timothy Dwight to the presidency, Yale College has done the two best things. They are steps that

mean a great deal. They both point in the same direction, and will have a healthy THE NEW PRESIDENT OF YALE.

influence on her own prospects and on college and university education in the

country. The new president comes in on the crest of another advance, which has The Rev. Dr. Timothy Dwight has been made President of Yale College in

been long preparing, and which no one has done more to promote than he. His the place of Rev. Dr. Noah Porter, who has resigned in consequence of advanc conceptions of what the university should be, of the line on which it should de ing age. The charter of Yale provides that the incumbent of this office shall be a velop, and of the co-ordination of its departments, have been published and had a Congregational clergyman of the State of Connecticut. or late years

the move

definite influence in guiding the recent discussion of the subject and in opening Itis

own way to the presidency. There are other men who could be relied on for enerment toward secularization of education has created an opinion that such provis

getic and progressive administration. There are others who could be relied on to ions are out of harmony with the age; in consequence the election of a new pres stand by the old paths and support the dignity of the office, the sobriety and charident became a matter of more than sectional interest, and one which, from the acter of the college. But there is no other man who can be relied on with equal opinions presented below, will be seen to have a national importance.

confidence to do both, and to work out the problem of the university on Yale prin

ciples, in the Yale way, and to leave the college at the end in possession of its Dr. Noah Porter's resignation as President of Yale College was accepted by identity and in harmony with itself. Prof. Dwight inherits a great name in the histhe Yale corporation on Thursday morning, May 20. Prof. Timothy Dwight was tory of the country and the annals of the college which now, for the third time, has unanimously elected as his successor, and will be inaugurated on July 1. President committed its affairs to a member of the family to which he belongs. He has Dwight was born at Norwich, Conn., in 1828, was graduated from Vale 1849, was borne his honors simply and in a right manly fashion, which has opened to him the licensed to preach in 1855 after a course in the Theological School, studied at hand and h art of every one who ever knew him. He has in his composition a Bonn and Berlin from 1856 to 1858, and in the same year was appointed Buck great store of sense, humor, and youthfulness. He is versed in administrative as ingham Professor of Sacred Literature in the Yale Théological Department. He well as academic affairs. His training in one of the post-graduate schools of the is rich, and gives his year's salary to the Theological School. He has long been university, and not in the limited range of the academic department, is a point in one of the editors of The New Englander. He is a man of progressive ideas, his favor, and he comes to the presidency at a time as critical and as full of opporand much liked by the Faculty, the alumni and the students. The Critic, May 29. tunity as that in which his great predecessor made for himself a name, and rut At the meeting of the corporation of Yale college yesterday, President Noah

Yale at the head of American colleges.— The Inile pendent, May 27. Porter formally tendered his resignation, as he had indicated his purpose to do, The much-criticised Congregational clergymen, who form the majority of the and Professor Timothy Dwight was chosen to succeed him. The choice was in Yale corporation and have the controlling voice in the management of the affairs accordance with the clearly expressed judgment of the body of alumni and friends of that ancient seat of learning, have unquestionably acted wisely in the selection of education; it was distinctly the proper choice. President Dwight is a Congre. of Prof. Timothy Dwight to succeed President Porter. Professor Dwight is not gational clergyman and professor of sacred literature in the Yale theological semi only a learned man, but one famous for his wit, geniality and tact. He has been nary, and so meets the conditions of the charter and the requirements of the closely identified with the college, both personally and by fainily traditions. He churches. He is a scholar by native qualities and by diligence and love of books is a broad man, who will seek to develop the other branches of the university as and thought. Devoted to the classics, he is in sympathy with scientific studies well as the college proper, and his affability and the regard in which he is held by and with the whole modern movement. With the modesty of a recluse he is full all who know him, augur well for the future of Yale. In the midst of the numer. of rollicking humor when the occasion permits its expression, and a man among ous outside guesses in regard to the action of the corporation, it has all along been men in all the relations of life. He is a grandson of that President Dwight well understood by those familiar with college affairs that Professor Dwight would from whom he takes his name, whose administration over the college extended be their choice. In accepting the position it is understood that he made the confrom 1795 to 1817, and whose place in American literature is high and enduring. dition that he should not be required to teach or to perform the petty duties of The new president was born in Norwich, Conn., November 16, 1828, and was what is known as a “clivision officer,” which consists chiefly in granting excuses, graduated as salutatorian of the Yale class of 1849. As resident graduate, as student etc., and having the personal charge of a portion of a class. His good sense is in the theological seminary, and as college tutor, he continued to reside in New well illustrated by this provision, since the president of a great college can put his Haven until 1855, when he was licensed to preach. He gave a year and a half time to a more profitable use than hearing recitations and acting as a bookkeeper,

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