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well as the young. You will find out this fact, as you go ised you a year ago. I will now introduce to you Prof. along, that the stories that are really entertaining to the lit- Corning. tle people are just as entertaining to the older people. It is PROF. CORNING. In order to speak intelligently and pronot a children's affair, but for the youth not quite ready to fitably to an audience like this, representing a systematicenter the C. L. S. C., and thousands among the C. L. S. C. ally organized association, one should have been through the will take the Wide Awake, and also read up these stories. mill. I never went to a C. L. S. C. meeting but once before On the next page you see advertised a series of articles on in my life, and I had not the slightest idea of their method "Ways to Do Things." The first paper will be entitled, of procedure. I was in pagan darkness then, and I am in "Knots, Hitches and Splices.” It will give instructions on pagan daylight now, so that I am sure anything I should how to make knots and splices, and how to do all sorts of say will be of such foggy, general, and unsatisfactory charthings boys want and should know how to do. The articles acter as not to be very profitable. And if it is, you may atfor girls will be prepared by Shirley Dare. On the next tribute it to the fact that I am in the alphabetical departpage is the announcement of a series of articles on adven- ment, and know next to nothing about the machinery of tures, entitled “Old Ocean." These articles will consist of your work. I do not consider myself fit to tell local circles, twelve illustrated papers by Ernest Ingersoll. On the next or great circles, how to study art. I am willing to tell you page is announced "The Traveling Law School.” Law will how I studied it myself. I am willing to resolve this into an be brought down to the comprehension of the average Amer- experience meeting, if you please, and I will do that. I went ican and the average child. On the next page is the an to Germany a good many years ago with a kind of general, nouncement of “Little Biographies.” Under this head sev hazy idea about art. When I was a pastor I used to lug into eral illustrated series of biographies are in preparation-mu my sermons everything I could get hold of about paintings, sic, art, literature, science, affairs, &c. The musical biogra- and sculptures, and in looking over my old sermons to-day phies will be from the pleasant pen of Mr. Hezekiah Butter I find them full of mistakes. I find that I talked about Miworth, and the first will be, “Jubal Cain, and the Hebrew chael Angelo executing a Jupiter, for example, which he Oratorios." Each paper will have an illustration, a por never did in the world. After I got to Germany I went to trait, and some famous "measure." Then comes another Dresden, and there I got the work called "Monuments of series of “Health and Strength Papers.” Next we have Art." There was a large edition, and then there was a popmiscellaneous papers on natural history, astronomy, chem ular edition. I got the cheap edition-I need not tell you istry, geology, botany, etc. Then comes “What to Do About why. There was more in that than I had ever seen before. It.” Probably one of the most interesting and really helpful We found our way from there to Stuttgart, and there we specialties in the reading course will be the page upon which found Lübke. That was one reason I got my family to go the wise blackbird will do its best to answer all questions there; Lübke was professor in the Polytechnic Art School which the members of the C. Y. F. R. U. may ask it.
there. I went to his lectures at once. When I went to the Now we shall have a day in which an hour or more shall tirst lecture I did not understand one-quarter of what he said, be devoted to the inauguration of this movement, and young so imperfect was my knowledge of the German language. members of the C. L. S. C. can do a great deal wherever But I sat day after day and listened to him, and looked out you go in the way of enlisting the young people in this the words in the dictionary I did not understand, and the course of reading. For when girls and boys begin to de winter had not passed until I understood three-fourths of light in the right kind of reading they are forever saved what he said, and the next winter I understood all. It took from the wrong kind. The C. L. S. C. begins with the older me four or five years there. I asked Lübke one day if he people, the youngest perhaps about eighteen or nineteen would get one of his students to write down his lectures and there are some few younger than that—but we want some I would pay him for it, and I would dig it out with the dicthing for the little people between ten and eighteen, and tionary at home. He promised to do so, but he never did. the people over eighteen who hardly feel qualified to enter I never could find a man that would report him. He was a upon the course of the C. L. S. C. I am not financially in most unreportable man. But I had not felt my way yet to terested in this any more than I am in the C. L. S. C. It is the proper method of studying art. Finally, this idea came a creature of Chautauqua, and it touches a more youthful to me by chance: "Now, John Smith, the grocer, when he class, just as our Theological School at Chautauqua will wants to find out how much Tom Jones owes him for butter, reach on up to a theological department for the ministry. codtish, sugar, and everything else, goes to a book he has al
There are many things about the Circle I would like to phabetically arranged, and he can turn to the page and find speak of that we will talk about later on, but this afternoon out instantly. Is not knowledge of all kinds.” I asked myI want to ask Prof. Corning for fifteen minutes to give us an self, “worth more than codfish ? Is not a knowledge of art idea of what we might do in a local circle with this little which to me is glorious, and always has been glorious, worth text-book on art, that being the first book we have to take more than any commodity of a grocery store? Why then do the coming year. First, I would like to know how many I not treasure up knowledge in that way?” I got me a book of the class of 1882 are present. (Hands raised.] By that I alphabetically arranged, so many pages for A, so many for mean those who expect to complete the course, and say by B, so many for C, and so on. As fast as I could get any inthe first of next August that they have read all the required formation about any art work under A, I would set it down reading, or a recognized and accepted equivalent. It will there. For instance, take Apollo Belvedere; discovered sonot do for us to lower the standard to help people over. and-so; place in such a period of Grecian art, etc. Under L That would make it uncomfortable for those who have done I would have Laocoön; discovered under such and such cirtheir work well. Those who are not able to say they cumstances; who was present; restored by so-and-so; arm have at that time must take the next year. To make the was missing, etc.—all I could get about it. The thing begun, course so easy, and the graduation a matter of writing out a amplified. In the meantime I was hearing Lübke all the diploma, and no more, would be to annoy everybody who time, and the general idea of the great field of art was loomhad done the work with any degree of faithfulness, and ing up. I saw the great outlines--I saw the outlines of the weaken our hold upon those in the future. So those only continents. Then I saw the continents divided into states, who expect to do the required reading, or accepted equiva- little by little, and then the states divided into counlents, of the four years by the first of next August, will con ties and the counties into towns. In this way I stitute the class of 1882, and they will organize here, and be spent ten years, and I recommend that method to gin to hold separate meetings, and "put on airs” as I prom every individual. It has done me great good. Keep a book
if you can. Do it in a systematic way, so that if anybody
EDITOR'S OUTLOOK. asks you about any art subject you will be able to turn to the information at once. You will be astonished at how much WE ARE sorry to disappoint our readers, but it is not information you will be able to get together in a few years within'our power to furnish the story that has been promon the subject of art. Then you will have the new books ised in THE CHAUTAUQUAN, from the pen of Judge Tourthe books that are accessible in the English language, and gee, to be entitled "A Shorn Sampson.” We made a conall in the German and French if you can read them. If you tract for the story in good faith, offering a large sum of cannot, you will find in almost every local circle somebody money for it. We advertised in good faith that it would that can read German and French. Make it the duty of appear. After telegraphing, writing, and finally visiting anybody in your circle who has been favored with a knowl. Judge Tourgee in Philadelphia, we find that it is absolutely edge of German or a French book to tell you the contents of impossible for him to prepare the story. That our readthat when you come together. Another thing, there is no ers may know the facts as they exist, we will quote from such thing as studying art without pictures. That is the the contract we made with Judge Tourgee last August. fascinating quality of it. That is what would make it at He said: tractive to this nursery department the Doctor has been talk “In reply to your proposition, I will say: ing about. Show the child the picture of the transfigura
“(1) To furnish you a serial, to commence with the tion, the last work that Raphael ever painted, or show him
October number is absolutely impossible, consistently with
my own health and numerous engagements. the Apollo Belvedere, and the first question will be, “Who *(2) I will write you a serial to begin with your Decemdid this, and when was it done?" If you had not the pic-ber number and be completed in eight numbers, the story ture he would feel no interest in it whatever. I wonder if
to contain from 60,000 to 100,000 words, as the necessity of it is not practicable for every local circle represented here to
its plot may require. The manuscript to be in hand upon
such day in each month as you may name." have possession of a little gallery of art reproductions ? John P. Soule, Washington street, Boston, sells them at a dollar
This proposition we accepted in writing. The Judge, in and a half a dozen, I think, fac simile copies of the paint
the meantime, has been sorely afflicted, and, not being able ings of the great masters. It seems to me every local circle
to carry out his contract, has written the following commumight have a little collection of this kind. If not, let them
nication for publication: have a little loan collection. Let the pictures owned by the
To the Readers of The Chautauquan:
Last August Mr. Flood solicited me to write a serial story
for THE CHAUTAUQUAN. I frankly informed him that I meeting, and let it be the duty of each one to tell what he
was very full of literary engagernents, having on hand a knows about them. I am not interested in Mr. Soule's work that was promised in September, then nearly done, sales, but I will say if anybody wants a catalogue he will
and another contracted for November of which the greater send it, of a large number of reproductions of the master
part was still to be written. After much hesitation his pro
posal was accepted, and I undertook the work. I had writpieces of art. I think the price is one dollar and fifty cents ten so much under such untoward circumstances before, law a dozen. If I had charge of a local circle, and we were to
books and fiction, year after year in quick succession that I meet next week Monday, say, I would announce, “We will
had come to regard a book as just so many days and nights devote our attention to ancient art. Let every one who can
of steady application and perhaps not unnaturally somewhat
underestimated the task I had undertaken, bring a picture. If you can not get a photograph or engraving Having selected a subject for THE CHAUTAUQUAN serial, separately, bring the book that has got the picture in it." I set myself at work to prepare to write upon it. It is my misGet together as many pictures of ancient art as you can.
fortune, perhaps, that I can not write without the most elab
orate preparation, I must know every detail and become Suppose you should then devote another day to Egyptian thoroughly imbued with my subject. The one I had selected art. Then another day to Assyrian art. Let all bring all proved more difficult to master than I had anticipated, but the pictures they can. There are many art treasures in the the difficulty only impelled me to greater exertion. The exlibraries. Those who live in New York can see the works
citement attending our national bereavement told not a litof art that are in the Astor library. There are the great
tle on my power of application, but I still kept at work.
So anxious was I not to disappoint the readers of THB works that were issued under the auspices of Napoleon CHAUTAUQUAN that I deferred one of my pre-existing enFirst, during his campaign in Egypt, where all the scholars gagements till next year, and cancelled the other entirely. of France followed on the trail of his conquering legions.
At this point, the strain I had put upon a previously weak
ened vision began to tell. My physician said I must give They are glorious pictures. You can draw some of them by my eyes a short rest, or they would take a long one without putting a piece of tissue paper over them. I have many my leave. I borrowed other eyes to do my reading, and got pictures I got in this way. I got the loan of a work, and I a stenographer to write for me; but I found that while I had a young student put a piece of transfer tissue paper by proxy. So it came about that when the first installment
could dictate a lecture or a treatise, I could not write a story right over a picture, and draw it, and then put on the color
of " copy" was required, I had nothing at all satisfactory to through the lines, and paste it on a pasteboard, and I would myself, and I would not offer to you what did not meet my have a treasure. I have some specimens I would not sell
own approval. I asked the editor to wait a month or two, for ten dollars that I procured in this way that cost me
that I might rest my eyes, and increase the size of the
monthly installments during the latter part of the season. about twenty-five cents. I have copies of Egyptian work This, he said, he could not do; he must have the parts for that I copied line for line, and color for color, but I should December and January, to avoid crowding the regular mathave great difficulty in getting hold of them again. We
ter of his journal thereafter. I regret to think that any need all these things little by little in local circles. Thus
reader of THE CHAUTAUQUAN should be disappointed, but I
feel that I have done all I could to serve you, and more you can get wealthy in art collections.
than I ought to have done in justice to myself. To have MR. FOSTER: Where can we get the transfers of any of missed an opportunity to address THE CHAUTAUQUAN readthese copies of art works on the lantern slides ?
ers is in itself a sore disappointment to one who appreciates PROF. CORNING: John P. Soule makes them. I have
as fully as I do the great underlying idea of which Chau
tauqua--great as it is is only the first feeble offshoot. several I am going to exhibit to-night.
Yours sincerely, ALBION W. TOURGEE.
Philadel hia, November 9, 1881. The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher has retired from the edi The next best thing we could do, we have done, viz: 1'. torship of The Christian Union. The Rev. Lyman Abbott, furnish a story from another author. "Lavengro" is the title, D. D., one of the counselors of the C. L. S. C. succeeds Mr. and George Borrow is the writer. He is scholarly and acBeecher, and will in the future, as in the past few years, be complished in all his utterances with the pen. “Lavengro" the real editor of this valuable paper.
is laid in the British Isles-it is a dream or a dramach
story of a Scholar, a Gypsy and a Priest. The author was a large portion of the time required to direct their proper himself an Englishman, a Christian and the son of an Eng- work is consumed in reading voluminous recommendations, lish soldier. Those who read "Lavengro" carefully, will, as hearing personal appeals, etc., till it would appear that their the author says, derive much information with respect to mat-chief function was that of a bureau for the distribution of ters of philology and literature—of the principal languages party favors. The legislator finds his table piled with letters from Ireland to China, and of the literature which they con from office-hunting constituents, till there is serious questain. It is full of adventure-in sympathy with Christian tion whether his chief function is that of law-maker in ity, and written in a pure and elevated style. We are satis the capitol or lobbyist in the departments or at the White fied that this generation know very little about George Bor House. row or his works. He wrote "Lavengro” twenty-five years Fourth, our "spoils system” of civil service, by reason of ago, but he has put so much of real genius into the volume, providing much incompetency and dishonesty for the serthat it will be a standard work as long as the English lan- | vice, robs the government of a large portion of her revenues. guage is spoken.
Not much time is needed to sustain this charge. Its truth
is too well known by any one who reads the daily newsNO SECULAR question is receiving more attention from the papers. A high official in the New York Custom House best class of our citizens to-day than that of Civil Service
once testified before a special committee on retrenchment Reform. It is not a party question, for each of the two great that the government was robbed of thirty-five per cent. of parties has a record upon it precisely like that of the other.
her revenue from that port. Mr. David A. Wells in his reIt never will be a party question, for the line which divides
port as Special Commissioner of Revenue in 1868, expressed its enemies from its friends will naturally not run between
his belief that “not over fifty per cent. of the internal revthe parties, but between the upper and lower moral strata
enue taxes is received into the national treasury.” It is of both. Most pertinently is our system of civil service hoped the condition of things is better at the present time, called a "spoils system,” for it finds its key-note in the fa
but the main statement is still emphatically true. mous announcement of Andrew Jackson, “To the victor Fifth, the present system tends to drive the best men from belong the spoils We shall not do it the honor to write our politics and to bring in the worst. Do we ask its history. A system whose maxims are so opposed to every why so many rowdies, strikers and repeaters come principle of pure and free government deserves only ob to the surface during every political campaign. The scurity. Out of consideration for the pride of American system of spoils may furnish the answer. Are we curious to posterity a hundred years hence, the historian should know why so many sixteenth-rate politicians, men whose leave the page of its history blank.
good character and ability are alike "past finding out.” Ask We undertake to assign a few of the reasons why the the "spoils system.” Dethrone this system, eliminate pats'spoils system” ought to be reformed without delay, and at ronage from politics and this class will bid adieu to a busianother time will endeavor to suggest how the reform may ness which has lost all relish for them. Better men will be accomplished:
take their places, men of real intelligence and worth, men First, it is tyrannically intolerant. The American people with taste and capacity to grasp questions of state; and we would denounce as contemptible tyranny the prescribing should see in this country as may be seen in England, a of a religious test in politics. We denounce the Test Act of heated, vigorous, enthusiastic campaign conducted solely Charles II, and yet we have seen under our civil service upon questions of national policy. usages, from seventy-five to a hundred thousand public
The foregoing are not all, but a few of the reasons servants whose duties have no political character, upon a
why good men of all parties ought to rise up and crush the mere change of administration, dismissed from their employ- spoils system. They constitute the sufficient reason for ment, proscribed for political opinion. Now, intolerance in serious discussion and ceaseless agitation of civil service politics is no better than intolerance in religion. Political reform. bigotry is no better than religious bigotry. Intolerance in the nineteenth century is no better than the same article
It is only the thorough student who succeeds in systemin the sixteenth century, or in the feudal age.
atizing his time and labors so as to do the greatest amount Second, the spirit and manner in which our civil service
of labor in the shortest period of time. Many well-informed is constituted is utterly self-degrading. The question is people prosecute their studies in a most desultory manner. Asked, why is it that our civil service does not receive that
Books are partially read and laid aside because something respect and honor which the public accords to the military
more interesting has come to hand. Different subjects, or naval service? The answer is at hand. Because a ser having but a remote connection with each other, are kept vice into whose ranks to be admitted requires, often, little in an irregular way before the mind at the same time. brains and less character, a service which has no mental Knowledge thus obtained must ever remain in the mind test either for admission or promotion, a service whose door more or less in a chaotic condition. But this lack of method is swung to and fro to the music of the politicians, such a in study is very bad for the mind itself. Such conditions service has no title to public respect. And the honorable, forbid the existence of even an approach to mental disciworthy civil servant—and such we know there are-unlike pline. The mind is not held in any one position long enough the military or naval servant, feels that the air of suspicion to develop its strength. Mental dissipation is a very unis around the position he holds. There can be no pride of healthy state of mind. position, no esprit de corps under such conditions. The pub
The organization of the C. L. S. C. has led thousands of lic say that he holds the position because he has been influ- people to adopt a systematic course of study who had never entially recommended and has probably mortgaged himself thought of it before. Order and system are not natural or to do a certain amount of mudthrowing and wirepulling at highly developed characteristics of all people. In this dethe next election. Not always, but too often, the public is ficiency the organization of the C. L. S. C. finds its greatest not a liar.
difficulty. Many local circles are but imperfectly organThird, the system of partisan change takes the time ofized, and many members find it difficult to bring themexecutive and legislator from their legitimate duties and selves into the line of systematic reading and study. In orgives it to a business never contemplated by the nature of der and system, there is a sort of slavery against which their offices. The President and heads of departments find these desultory habits rebel. Not the least of the benefits the
world will derive from the organization of the C. L. S. C. is parties. The prompt action of the government in carrying systematic study. Many members will drop out by the out this much needed reform and in seeking to repress the way, but others will be induced to persevere, and order will revolutionary measures of the Land Leaguers can not but be brought out of irregularity and confusion. The influ meet with the approval of all law-abiding and right-minded ence of a few stable minds will control the wavering. The people. It is well, however, for both parties to remember influence of association will be a perpetual inspiration to that no difficulty can be permanently settled except upon those who need it.
the basis of right and justice. Force may avail for a time, The establishment of system in the use of time is quite either to repress an outbreak or to quell a disturbance, but as important as order in the reading of books. To do this just and righteous measures can alone produce and prean effort must be made, but the task is not an impossible a stable equilibrium either in social or civil one. The achievement is within the reach of every one affairs. who shall make a suitable effort. Order in labor and system in the use of time are the first steps to success.
IN THESE days when so much is being said and written con
cerning mental culture, there is great danger that the phyTHE LONG-CONTINUED agitation in Ireland, accompanied sical department of man's nature may be overlooked and the with riots and hloodshed, has given that unhappy country an need of physical culture be ignored. While it is true that unwonted notoriety. and pas l'een the source of no little the mass of mankind fail to develop their intellectual powperplexity and trouble to the Euglish government.
The ers as they should, and make but little attempt after menta! Irish are known all the world over as a mercurial people culture, it is equally true that a large majority of both laand have always been considered a difficult nation to gov boring and professional men fail to give the attention they ern, and since their subjugation under British rule have been ought to physical culture, and as a consequence of the lack notable for frequent attempts at rebellion and revolu of intelligent care of the body, but few persons can be found tion.
who have arrived at middle life who are in a healthy or even These results, however, have not been due alone to the comfortable physical condition. So universally is this the character of the Irish people. Every one who is acquainted case that the question is frequently and seriously asked, “Is with Irish history knows that Ireland has suffered many not the race degenerating physically?” The body is a maand grievous wrongs at the hands of England since it be chine formed for the use of the man who possesses it.
Evcame a part of the British kingdom, which have alienated ery one knows that a machine of any kind can only do the the Irish people from, and embittered their feelings toward best quality of work when it is kept in the best possible contheir English rulers; and the civil commotions to which dition. No matter how skillful the operator, if the machine we have referred have been mainly the results of the op is not kept in good order, the work wrought by means of it pression and misrule to which they have been subjected. will be deficient both in quality and quantity. Hence the Our space will only permit us to make this general state body can only do well the work assigned it when it is thorment without entering into details, but its correctness can oughly cared for in all its departments, and thus kept in the easily be ascertained by consulting the historical rec best possible condition. Viewed from this standpoint it beords.
comes at once apparent that physical culture is in direct reSince the passage of the Catholic Emancipation Bill in lation to mental culture of the highest and best type, and 1829, England's policy toward Ireland has undergone a rad- only as the culture of mind and body are conjoined, does the ical change, and of late years has been conciliatory and individual attain to a complete and harmonious developliberal. Especially has this been the case during the ment of his whole nature. time Gladstone has been at the head of English affairs. The world has been slow to learn the truth of the old Latin The great premier has shown himself to be a steadfast adage sana iens in sano corpore. The proverb has been refriend of the Irish people and has always manifested a deep peated, parrot-like, for ages, and yet the schools of learning, interest in their welfare, and has given the weight of his which have been making vigorous efforts to secure soundinfluence and name to every reformatory measure proposed ness of mind by mental culture, have almost entirely neg. to ameliorate their condition. The disestablishment of the lected to teach anything concerning the right care of the Irish Church, which took place during the former premier body, and until lately none of them had incorporated into ship, was a government measure, and was the means of their curriculum any studies pertaining to physiology orhyridding the Irish rate-payers of a heavy burden, and served giene, and many of their students lived in constant violation to allay for a season the discontent of the Irish sub of every commandment of the physical decalogue. Through jects.
lack of this many a promising student has dropped into an The present difficulties have arisen from the system of land untimely grave or has been compelled, while yet the dew of tenure which has prevailed in Ireland ever since its occu youth was upon him, to retire permanently into the invalid pation by the English, and which has proven most oppres corps. sive and disastrous both to the Irish peasantry and to the It is high time that men should learn that well-trained laboring classes in general. The land bill, which during muscles and steady nerves and good digestive powers are as the last session of Parliament was brought forward by the essential to continued success as well-trained intellectual administration, and by its influence was carried success faculties. When one is possessed of sinews of iron and thews fully through both houses and thus became a law, is des of steel, and of healthy, vigorous, digestive organs, work of igned to afford the Irish peasantry immediate relief from any kind, either mental or manual, becomes a pleasure and the oppressions to which they have been so long subjected delight. There is no necessary antagonism between the by grasping and rapacious landlords, and thus free them highest mental culture and a healthy, vigorous, physical from the miseries and misfortunes which have been the development. The typical scholar of the future will not chief causes of the present difficulties.
possess a countenance "sicklied o'er by the pale cast of It is evident that England is now desirous of treating her thought," nor will he he recognized by his "scholarly stoop," Irish subjects of all classes, with fairness and justice and flaccid muscles and lack-lustre eye, but will doubtless have the earnest efforts of the present administration to adjust a well-developed body and will move with an erect form and the differences between the landholders and peasants, or brisk step, and the flush of health will be on his cheek and cottiers, as they are called, should receive the support of all the fires of thought will burn brightly in his eye.
Dr. Edward Eggleston prepared the article on Dr. Hol
land's “Life and Character” for The Century (Scribner's The New York Herald denominates Chautauqua “the Monthly) for December. visible centre of the greatest university in the world."
At the anrual meeting of the Woman's Christian TemperFather Gavazzi speaks a timely word in his lecture in this
ance Union held in Foundry Church, Washington, D. C., number of THE CHAUTAUQUAN, on the mistake of Protes
the last of October, there were one hundred and fifty deletants in sending their daughters to Roman Catholic schools. gates present. Delegates from the South joined in the work The Evangelical Churchman says: “Another warning of the convention for the first time. United States Senator comes from a father who gives to others the benefit of his Blair, of New Hampshire, addressed the convention and exdearly-bought experience. In a letter to an English publi- | plained his proposed amenilment to the Constitution of the cation he says: 'One of the leading establishments in Ba United States, which is iron clad prohibition, though it will varia for the education of young ladies is known as the
not go into effect till the year 1900. The following officers English Institute in Eichstatt. To this institute, which has
were elected: President, Miss Frances E. Willard, of Ilmany branches throughout Germany, I was, in the year linois; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Caroline B. Buell, of 1879, induced to send my three daughters, aged eleven, thir
East Hampton, Conn.; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Mary A. teen and eighteen respectively, stipulating at the time that Woodbridge, of Ravenna, 0. This lady re-appointed as asthey should regularly attend the Protestant church, and that sistant Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens, of Maine. A story was the faith in which they had been brought up should not in started in a Washington paper to the effect that the conany way be interfered with. I was startled a few days since vention was divided and broke up in an unwomanly strugon hearing that my second daughter had been secretly bap- gle over the question of "woman suffrage.” It proved, howtized in the Roman Catholic Church, unknown even to her ever, to be a false alarm. We are gratified to know that sisters; and that three daughters of a Scotch gentleman, this excellent organization was united in all the deliberasent here to be educated, have been induced to do the same, tions of its delegates, and that it begins the work of the year unknown to their father. Upon making inquiries in the with union and harmony in all local and state organizations. town of Eichstatt I find it has become quite a scandal in the Indeed the prospect for a year of earnest and successful work place, the number of English and other Protestant children,
was never better than at the threshold of the one upon which sent here to be educated, who have (all unknown to their they have just entered. parents) been secretly instructed and baptized in the Roman Catholic faith.''
Next July the Rev. Dr. Vincent will have charge of the Lasell Seminary, Auburndale, offers its pupils two prizes;
Lakeside Assembly, assisted by his brother, the Rev. B. T. one of $25 for the best Lasell Song; one of $25 for the best
Vincent, of Philadelphia. A tabernacle is to be erected on
the grounds for the use of the German Methodists. story of not over 4,000 words. The famous collection of the old masters, to which allu
The North American Review has sold out to Mr. Ingersion has been made in our October issue, are photographic soll. The announcement of the sale may be found in the Noreproductions by the Braun process, in Paris, of the finest
vember number, which yields forty-six pages, six pages less works of art in Europe; there is nothing, regarding at once
than half the entire number, to his sneers and scoffs against beauty, accuracy and completeness, equal to them. Studies
God and the Bible. Its majority of Christian readers took of the truest and most spirited records of genius, which are
no exception to the previous number, which permitted him carefully and jealously preserved in the European Muse
to pour out his first instalment of ridicule and sarcasm, beums, are so exactly reproduced as to be scarcely distinguish
cause Mr. Black was allowed to speak at the same time. le froi the original sketches. To the technical art stu
But the case has a very different look when Ingersoll modent they are invaluable, and scarcely less to the amateur.
nopolizes half the succeeding number, and Judge Black an*These pictures are teachers in the highest sense of the word,
nounces through the daily press that he was denied the and inculcate a noble standard of taste. The collection com
privilege of another rejoinder. We are informed that the prises actually over 15,000 numbers from studies, paintings, Appletons have refused to be its publisher after this year frescoes, and statuary. It is one of the greatest chances to
on this account. We are greatly mistaken if the North adorn the mansion of the cultured with veritable works of American does not have a chance to learn a little of the art. These pictures are now for sale at J. O. Stornay's, 1,516 public sentiment when it comes to look over its subscripChestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. The prices are very mode tion list for the new year. rate and within the reach of all. See advertisement.
Dr. Vincent writes that the studies for the C. L. S. C. for It is desired that all members of the Chautauqua Normal 1884–85, will be substantially the same as they were for the Class of '78 who have changed their name or residence since
1878, will communicate the same, as soon as possible, to the years 1880–81.
Secretary, Miss Anna E. Fish, Meadville, Pa. The Rev. H. C. Farrar, of Gloversville, N. Y., a talented preacher and valuable worker in the C. L. S. C., writes: The first of a series of articles on “Health at Home" is Our local circle in this village is a decidedly live institution. published in this number of THE CHAUTAL'QUAN, in the We number some thirty-three members, meet monthly, and Required Reading. No other subject is attracting more atreview by essays, questions and conversations the month's tention than that of sanitary science and these articles reading. The subject of art is just enthusing our circle, will be found sensible, practical, and helpful. The article and we shall create an “Art Gallery,” and so help to mas in this number is fron the pen of B. W. Richardson, M. D., ter the great principles of art and their periods, and the F. R. S., who is regarded aseminent authority in such matmasters and their masterpieces. We shall have a geological ters, perhaps second to none in England or in America. room, and gather all the specimens the town and the townspeople can give. Rich inspirations are in store for us. Our Mr. W. H. Gilder, who the last ten years was the late Dr. circle sends its greeting to every member of the C. L. S. Holland's assistant in editing Scribner's Monthly, will C. the world over, and especially to its originator.
become editor of The Century.