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French Protestants and the Dreyfus Affair movement, was insulted and spat upon by
In emphasizing the Protestant connec his anti-Semitic students at the University tion with the Dreyfus affair, the “Chrétien because of his sympathy for Dreyfus. Belge" prints a list of distinguished names. Professor Raoul Allier, of the Theological First of all it calls attention to MM. Faculty of Paris, and Professor Albert Scheurer-Kestner, ex-Vice-President of Réville, the eminent author of the “ Histhe Senate, and Francis de Pressensé, one tory of Religions,” belong to the same of the editors of the “ Temps,” both Prot- group. estants, and originators of the movement for revision of the Dreyfus trial. They
Paris Protestant Pastors took that stand when it was a manifest Of the distinguished family which has compromise of their material interests to given so much mental and spiritual infludo so, and they have held it unfalteringly ence to France, MM. Gabriel Monod, a ever since.
To these names we would professor at the University of Paris, add that of Maître Leblois, the friend and Édouard Monod, pastor of the Protestant lawyer of Colonel Picquart. M. Trarieux, church on the Avenue de la Grande another friend of Picquart and ex-Min- Armée, and Théodore Monod, pastor of ister of Justice, who has also long been the Protestant church near the Place outspoken for revision, has been supposed Bastille, have played considerable parts. to be a Protestant. He is, however, an Other pastors who have strongly declared independent, though a constant attendant themselves for Dreyfus are MM. Robert at Protestant worship. Ex-Premier Bris- Hollard, of the Latin Quarter, Georges son, a man of unswerving integrity and Migot, of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, austere morality, is a Protestant, as is Charles Wagner, the well-known author also M. Krantz, lately Minister of War. and orator, Babut, Trial, Houter, and Both have been energetic Dreyfusards. Comte. The last named is at the head of President Loew, presiding over the Crim the Social Purity Movements, and is also inal Chamber of the Court of Cassation, the editor of the journal of that league, worthy and impartial as he showed him the “ Relèvement Social.” He was deself to be, was dispossessed because he prived of his salary by the Government was unable to find against Dreyfus. for his adherence to the League for the President Loew is a Protestant, as are M. Rights of Men.” To measure properly Jules Siegfried, the well-known Senator the part which these men have played, and philanthropist, M. Jules Laroche,'for- says a leading French journal, one needs merly Governor of Madagascar, and Dr. only to note the hatred that they have Gibert, the distinguished physician and attracted from their opponents; and this, friend of the late President Faure. Dr. too, gives a fair estimate of the importance Gibert affirms that, before the “affair" of their intervention. Protestants numbecame open talk, the President said: ber, it is true, but a few hundred thou“ Dreyfus has been condemned upon sand, as contrasted with many millions charges not communicated to the defense.” of Freethinkers and Clericals, but the Dreyfusards in the domain of education Protestants of to-day, as the Huguenots are Dean Bruston, of the University of of old time, stand, not only for a purer Paris ; Professor Buisson, also the head of Christian faith, but also both for love of the primary schools of Paris (who was freedom and for reverent respect for law recently and repeatedly insulted because and order. Instead of the spread of the of his convictions); and M. Stapfer, Dean Protestant spirit, we find among most of the Faculty of Letters at Bordeaux. Frenchmen to day a glorification of the The last named was summarily sus army as typifying national vanity, and a pended from office and salary because he subservience to military tyranny. In the alluded to the “affair” in one of his lec- long run, however, the world must take tures in a way to show his sympathy. Pro- cognizance of such an action as that of fessor Marillien, the soul of the anti-alcohol Madame Godard, a Protestant, who offered
her home at Rennes to Madame Dreyfus, registered with the Japanese officials in when all hotels there had been closed to the same way in which Japanese church the prisoner's wife. Upon French Prot- property is registered, and the foreigners estants the duty is specially incumbent must conform to the same laws to which the of revealing to France that character and Japanese in their religious work conform. courage which should make impossible Mr. Nakagawa adds that there is no inthe return of another Dreyfus infamy. tention on the part of the Japanese Gov
ernment to interfere with the religious Religious Liberty in Japan
creeds and beliefs of foreigners. These At the beginning of August the Home foreigners in Japan can worship as freely Department of the Japanese Government in their own churches as in this country. issuedan edict compelling all religious sects, They will be in no way restricted by the Christian or otherwise, to bow to the decrees Japanese officials, but they will be required of the local governors of Japan. The pro- to conform to rules regarding legislation nunciamento says that any person desiring which, while not hampering them at all, to engage in the teaching of religion must will be beneficial in affording to them the forward to the local governor all partic- protection of the Imperial Government. ulars concerning his church, its finances, its scheme of faith, plan of extension, and The Roman Catholic Church in South America personal and religious history of the ap In Ecuador a movement has been plicant and other officers connected with started to restrict the clerical representthe particular church. If it is wished to atives of the Roman Catholic Church build any edifice for religious purposes, to their priestly functions, and thereby the following particulars must be answered: to free political life from their dominaWhy such building is necessary; date when
tion. Restrictive legislation has been building will be completed; name of building, achieved. During the past two years the where situated, and all necessary information clericals have twice vainly tried to overrelating to the land and building, and also the plan of the structure ; the name of the religion,
throw the present Government in Ecuador, the method of its control and maintenance;
but in both cases the revolutionists were when there is a chief preacher, his qualifica- defeated by the Government forces. In tions and the method of his election.
their turn the priests have appealed to the If the building is not completed within Vatican, and some of them have even the term stated by the applicant, the per threatened closing their churches. The mit will be nullified. In case there is report that certain prelates had recoma change of clergymen or an increase in mended the separation of the Latin their number, or if any change occurs churches in South America from the bearing on any of the tenets of the church, jurisdiction of the Spanish Primate is or, in fact, if anything is wanted, the clergy declared by Monsignor Zubaria, Archmen, or those in charge, must go to the bishop of Durango, Mexico, to rest on a Governor for permission. Speaking of misapprehension of fact. The Archbishop these requirements, members of the Jap- himself has just returned from Rome, anese Embassy at Washington declare whither he went to attend a Council of that their Government has no intention of the Latin-American Archbishops, which restricting foreigners in the freedom of had been convened by the Pope to conworship, but that it wishes to be in pos- sider the conditions of the Church in session of all the information possible. South America and Mexico. It is interMr. Nakagawa, Secretary of Legation, esting to note that this was the first meetsays that, previous to the new treaties ing in three centuries of Latin-American entered into by Japan with other govern- church dignitaries. It was attended by ments, all foreigners were subject only to fifty-three Archbishops, each of whom the laws of their own countries, and could presided in turn. Monsignor Zubaria says not be tried by Japanese courts. Churches that the question of separating the Latin and church property of foreigners were churches in South America and Mexico also subject only to the Governments to from the jurisdiction of the Spanish Primate which the heads of the churches belonged. is no question at all, for the very good reaUnder the new conditions, however, all son that, though the Archbishop of Toledo church property of foreigners must be still possesses the title of Patriarch of the
Indies, such a title is purely honorary,
Dr. De Costa's Resignation and he has nothing to do with the South Last week the announcement was made American or Mexican churches. Those of the resignation of the Rev. Dr. Benjachurches belong to ecclesiastic provinces, min F. De Costa, rector of the Protestant each of which is independent of the others. Episcopal Church of St. John the EvanMonsignor Zubaria admitted that the gelist, New York City. Because of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America prominent part Dr, De Costa took regarddoes not wield the power which it formerlying the ordination of Dr. Briggs, his resighad with the various governments. He nation is not only of local but of general believed, however, that it had not lost interest. However, Dr. De Costa says ground with the people. While all will that the Briggs affair had nothing to do agree to the truth of the first statement, with his resignation. He asks to be rethere will be many to doubt the truth of lieved of the responsibilities and cares of the second, and the Ecuador event seems his rectorship solely on account of his age. to be a case in point.
Six years ago Dr. De Costa resigned, but
his vestry would not allow him to go; Mormonism
they will now probably give to him the A report read last week at the Meth- place of Rector Emeritus of the church. odist Utah Conference held at Salt Lake He came to New York City in 1863, and, City includes some interesting statistics in addition to his clerical labors, assumed as to the number of converts from Mor- the editorship of the “ Christian Times,” monism, compared with the number of continuing in that work for several years. perverts to Mormonism. This is the first Later he edited the “ Magazine of Ameritime that statistics on the subject have can History.” In 1881 he became re been gathered. Returns from twenty-eight tor of the Church of St. John the Evanchurches of various denominations show gelist, where he has been ever since. Dr. that of their present membership seven De Costa has been a prolific writer. In teen and one-half per cent. are from Mor addition to many sermons and religious mon sources, while during their history writings, he has published a volume of total gains from Mormonism and its apos- poems and a novel. During the war he tates equal fifty-two and a half per cent. was Captain in the Fifth and Eighteenth of their present enrollment. On the other Massachusetts regiments of infantry. Dr. hand, the instances of perversion to Mor De Costa's name seems Italian or Spanish monism from orthodox ranks have been in origin ; as a matter of fact, he is a deless than a half of one per cent. of the scendant of the Huguenots. numbers that have come from it. These statistics show a far larger proportion of
Mount Hermon converts from Mormonism than the pres The new chapel, a birthday gift from ent numerical strength of the orthodox friends in Great Britain and this country churches would indicate. The proportion to Mr. Moody, is not at Northfield itself ought really to be enlarged, because many (as inadvertently stated in a paragraph in who have embraced Christianity have been this department), but at Mount Hermon, compelled by loss of employment, social five miles away. Because the girls' school ostracism, and business boycotting to mi- at Northfield and the boys' school at grate from the State, and thus have been Mount Hermon are both the product of lost to church statistics. The proportion, Mr. Moody's untiring benevolence, people however, is gratifyingly surprising ; it who know of the schools only by name might have been expected that when busi- often think they are one and the same. ness and professional success and political The management is entirely distinct. preferment are enhanced by alliance with Mount Hermon, with the addition of the dominant Church there would have the new dormitory opened last autumn, been more additions to it. The Method- will probably be the larger school, by one ist Conference did not fail to memorialize hundred pupils, when it opens in Septemthe House of Representatives at Wash- ber. It ranks as one of the best-equipped ington to expel Mr. B. H. Roberts, the preparatory schools for young men in the representative, not only of Utah, but of country, and now enters upon the plan polygamy.
of running all the year round.
quacy of these systems at their best. On To the Editors of The Outlook :
the other hand, Christian Scientists chalReferring to your late article on Meta- lenge investigation as to the efficiency of physical Healing, is it not perfectly clear, their method, and stand ready to give proofs from the reading of the numerous medical that unnumbered cases of chronic disease bills presented, that suppression rather pronounced incurable have been healed. than regulation, so far as Christian Science It becomes, therefore, a very serious is concerned, is the real and determined question as to what constitutes “neglect.” purpose of those who support them? Christian Scientists have reached the pro
If, as you claim, Christian Science heal- foundest conviction that to ignore mental ing constitutes “medical practice,” why treatment and administer drugs is to be should not its duly accredited representa- culpably neglectful of the body, as well tives enjoy the same recognition accorded as untrue to their best understanding the representatives of other schools ? of Biblical teaching. To interdict their
On the other hand, if Christian Science privilege under these circumstances behealing does not constitute “medical comes a very serious infringement of that practice," it must be recognized as a relig- freedom of faith and individual liberty in ious exercise which is privileged and pro- which our institutions are grounded. tected by the most sacred declarations of Further, this protest and persecution the Constitution.
comes, not from the people, but from Prayer for the healing of the sick has limited classes-physicians and ministers always been a distinct feature of religious —whose worldly interests are affected, in faith, and it has never been thought of as greater or less degree, by the rapid growth “medical practice” or in any way ob- of this “new-old faith.” That the doctors jected to until it became so definite in its are especially sensitive on this point is purpose and so marked in its beneficent seen in the associated efforts of all the results as to be brought into competition warring factions of materia medica to secure with other means of cure which for so repressive legislation in the interest of a long a time have monopolized the busi common weal. Your final statement reness; and this matter of competition garding the matter is gratifying to all manifestly explains the anxiety and inter- lovers of freedom and fair play. In view est of the medical fraternity.
of the unnumbered instances of wonderWhen sincere Christian people assert ful cure effected, in view of the sanity and their privilege and duty to heal“all manner sincerity of the great body of its representof diseases ” in themselves and in others, atives, and in view of the emphasis it so far as their aid is solicited, as Christ lays upon the teaching and practice of healed them, and as he repeatedly com- Jesus Christ and the ideal of personal manded his followers to heal, it would purity and unselfishness which he preseem that they are not overstepping the sented to men, is it not more than maniliberty which is guaranteed to every type fest that Christian Science does not and of faith. In your statement that the com cannot “ endanger the health and wellmunity has the right and the duty to afford being of the community,” but will aid in protection to little children against the that war against the sensual and the maneglect of their parents, it seems to be terial to which all Christian and all other tacitly assumed that mental treatment is high-minded effort is committed ? no treatment at all !—which is a palpable
J. B. W. begging of the question. As conceded by the most eminent representatives of this letter.—THE Editors.]
(See editorial page for comment on all schools of therapeutics, these schools are not scientific but empirical, and no At a meeting of the guests of Lake Mohonk one need leave home to find abundant evi
Hotel, August 21, at which Mr. Booker T. dence not only of blundering diagnosis raised for the Tuskegee Normal and Indus
Washington spoke, a collection of $1,750 was and experiment, but of the pitiful inade trial Institute, in Alabama.