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and neglected boys, where they are taught temperance and
good manners. A Bible woman is employed by the year, We are prepared to supply back numbers of the present who distributes temperance tracts, reads the Scriptures volume of THE CHAUTAUQUAN. Members of local circles, and prays with neglected families, and searches out the you can aid in extending our circulation by calling the at poor and ministers to their comfort. They have introduced tention of your friends to the magazine and asking them to two temperance text-books into the public schools, where subscribe. The array of talent in this number is worthy of the children recite in them twice a week. A committee of special attention: Prof. Arthur Gilman, A. M., Prof. W. C. ladies visited the pastors of the churches to secure a pledge Wilkinson, D. D., Benjamin Franklin, Prof. W. T. Harris, that they would use none but unfermented wine at the Rev. J. Alden, LL. D., Bishop H. W. Warren, LL. D., Prof. communion, and in most cases they succeeded. They work Ridpath, LL. D., George Borrow, Mrs. Ella Farnam Pratt, against granting licenses for the sale of spirituous liquors in Mr. A. M. Martin, Goethe, etc., etc.
many instances, with complete success, and they hold a
weekly public temperance meeting to tone up public sentiThe tribute of a public reception offered to Mr. Longfellow ment. upon his birthday, the 27th of February, by the city authorities of Portland, his native city, is, we believe, an honor Lafayette College has just conferred the degree of Doctorto a literary man without precedent in this country. Mr. ate of Divinity on the Rev. Henry Clay Trumbull, editor of Bryant went to Albany as the guest of his personal friend the Sunday-School Times, Philadelphia, Pa. and former political associate, Governor Tilden, and the Legislature took a recess in honor of his presence. But Mr. Prof. W. T. Harris writes: “In reply to your corresponBryant had been long a political editor. The tribute to dent from
-, you may say that in my next article, and Mr. Longfellow is an emphatic and exclusive tribute of re in the subsequent ones, I propose to discuss, briefly, the folspect for literary distinction. It recalls the old Italian days | lowing works of art: Raphael's St. Cecilia; Sistine Mawhen the poets and the artists were public men' in the donna; Madonna della Sedia; Madonna Foligno; Musense of modern statesmen and politicians. When Cim rillo's Holy Family; Correggio's Holy Night; Holbein's abue had painted his picture of the Virgin for the Church Madonna of the Burgoniaster Meier, at Dresden; Domenof Santa Maria Novella in Florence, the Florentines, proud ichino's Communion of Saint Jerome; Michael Angelo's of their townsman, carried it to the church in triumphal | Three Fates; Guido's Aurora; Sebestian del Piombo's Awakprocession. Portland, perhaps, reflects and gracefully ac ing of Lazarus; Rubens' Descent from the Cross; Volterra's knowledges that her especial distinction will be that she Descent from the Cross; Michael Angelo's Prophets and was the birth-place of Longfellow. Every honor that his Sibyls, from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. These I hope native city shows him is grateful to his native land, which to treat of to some extent. Other works are on my list, but holds among her chief treasures the fame of her beloved perhaps I shall not find space for them." poet.
An American who recently visited Oberammergau, where The Chautauqua Management announces for 1882 that the Passion Play is represented every ten years, found Pon"The Royal Hand-Bell Ringers and Glee-men of London, tius Pilate, Nicodemus, Judas Iscariot, Barrabbas and England,” Mr. Duncan, S. Miller, Conductor, will be pres several centurions, sitting in Herod's beer saloon, smoking ent at the Assembly. This will prove the most attractive pipes and drinking. of all the items ever placed on the Chautauqua programme. Dr. Vincent had difficulty in securing them, but his over It is becoming fashionable for the managers of leading tures prevailed, and, although the company go to England newspapers to use a portion of their profits to aid in scienin April, they have promised certainly to return to attend tific explorations or works of charity. The Christian Union the Chautauqua and Framingham Assemblies in August. proposes to send ten boys to Kansas every month, to take
them out of depressing and debasing surroundings and The Rev. J. P. Newman, D. D., is supplying the place them in comfortable homes. It costs $150 a month, pulpit of the Madison Avenue Congregational Church, in and the editor, Rev. Dr. Abbott, requests his friends to New York. Some of his old friends think he may be settled send in contributions to help on the work. Mr. Whitelaw as pastor of this church. If this should happen, there is | Reid, editor of the New York Tribune, sends a company of nothing to be gained by his Methodist brethren for the boys west every year. This season he sent a company to cause of religion or their denomination by throwing stones Virginia to good homes among farmers. James Gordon at him. Dr. Newman is a great preacher and a good man, Bennett, proprietor of the New York Herald, fitted out the and he undoubtedly has reasons for this change from Meth-Jeannette, and sent the expedition in search of the North odism to Congregationalism which satisfy his own con Pole. These are laudable undertakings, and good signs of science. When the late Dr. Holland lived in Springfield, the times. Mass., a number of years ago, he went over into Rhode Island and induced a Methodist preacher, the Rev. Dr. Mark John McCullough ordered, in England, the mate to a silTrafton, to go to a Congregational church in Springfield. ver jug that took his fancy, to be sent over to the United He remained as Dr. Holland's pastor for three years, and States by express, and marked C. 0. D. It came recently then returned to the Methodist Church, and there was no by Morria's European Express, beautifully engraved with outcry against him. This generation may yet see the the capital letters C. 0. D. churches so adjust their laws that ministers may be transferred back and forth across denominational lines. Why We are interested in the case of Father Alessandro not? If we have one faith, accept one Bible, and seek the Gavazzi, hence we are surprised that the Western Watchsame heaven, why not?
man gives currency to the report that he has been convicted
of immorality by a Parisian court, and sentenced to imWe have observed recently a beautiíul illustration of the prisonment. It now appears that it was not the Italian practical anii beneficial workings of the Woman's Nationa Protestant preacher, but another person of the same name. Christian Temperance Union, in Oil City, Pa. The local The "old man eloquent” still has a good name and an irre. union has a Tuesday night school of nearly a hundred poor proachable character, enjoys his liberty, and the errors of
Romanism will be likely to feel the strokes of his Damas the Methodist Episcopal Sunday-school Union for the Northcus blade. The thousands who heard him at Chautauqua west.” His business will be to visit widely through the last August will rejoice that this hero of many moral bat conference fields, hold conventions and institutes, and take tles is all right, and hard at work in the vineyard of the up collections in behalf of the Sunday-school Union. Lord.
With the Rev. Dr. Freeman and the Rev. J. L. Hurlbut in
the Middle States and the East, and another representative, The Chautauqua plan of furnishing the best sort of popu Rev. J. B. Ford, in the South, Rev. Gillet and Rev. Frank lar entertainments at low prices is being adopted in some Archibald in the West and Northwest, and Dr. Vincent at of our cities. Last winter ten lectures were given in Pike's the head of all the Sunday-school forces in this Church, we Opera House, Cincinnati, for a dollar for the course, and in may expect to witness grand results in the Sunday-schools Cleveland the present season an Educational Bureau fur and churches. nishes twelve first-class lectures and concerts for the same price, or only eight and a third cents each. The Rev. Dr.
The Rev. S. J. M. Eaton, D. D., Secretary of the Chau
tauqua School of Theology, has recently resigned the pasVincent opened the Cleveland course in January, lecturing on the "People's College” to an immense audience, which
torate of the Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Pa. He has crowded the Tabernacle in every part. Local circles might served this particular church as pastor for thirty-three years. adopt this plan and furnish the best of lectures and concerts
He closes his labors full of honors, having the affection and for from six to ten cents admission.
good will of his people, leaving the church united and har
monious, strong numerically, financially and socially. He Mrs. Alice H. Birch, whose games have been previously
has made a splendid record as a faithful minister of the
Lord Jesus Christ. advertised, can be addressed after March 1, for the spring and summer months, at Amsterdam, N. Y. Besides English
In most of the large towns of Germany art classes have and Bible History games, she will have ready at that time
been established for mechanics, and are largely attended. one on Temperance, and has in process of preparation new games on Grecian History and Astronomy.
The Baptist pastors of Chicago have declared themselves
against professional revivalists of the usual kind, and for Senator Blair, of New Hampshire, has presented a bill in the following reasons: “They cultivate a distracted, onethe United States Senate which proposes to appropriate sided religious life. They give undue prominence to noisy money from the National Treasury for the cause of educa and public efforts for saving souls. They produce the imtion in the Southern States as follows: $15,000,000 the first pression that religion is largely a matter of feeling. They year, $14,000,000 the second year, and so on for ten years, the savor too much of the burlesque and of buffoonery. They sum to be diminished one million dollars for each year, the lower the dignity of the most solemn subject which can enmoney to be distributed to the States and Territories in pro gage men's attention. They put a premium upon ignorant portion to the illiterate population of each. An effort is be and crude presentations of Gospel truth. They insult the ing made to induce the legislatures of Southern States now intelligence of the age by making the unlearned and the in session to pass joint resolutions commending the bill, unwise its religious teachers.” and requesting Representatives and directing Senators from those States to support it.
In the last article written by Dr. Holland he said it was
his belief that of all the advantages which came to any Mrs. Mary A. Livermore says that one evening, twenty young man, that of poverty was the greatest. years ago, a few ladies, interested in the welfare of women, discussed the employments open to women, and they The Rev. Dr. Talmage has been preaching a series of sercounted eleven, and could think of no more. Recently the mons in his Tabernacle the past month on “Ingersollism." same ladies repeated the enumeration, and were able to Exactly what that is it would be difficult to tell; it might be point out eighty-seven employments which women could styled "a weak attempt to supersede Moses.” Josh Bil
lings succeeds in stating the case in these words: "I
wouldn't give five cents to hear Bob. Ingersoll on the MisOscar Wilde has not received a very flattering reception takes of Moses, but would give five hundred dollars to hear from the press of this country. In Harper's Weekly he Moses on the Mistakes of Bob. Ingersoll.” The Great poses with a monkey's face gazing at a sunilower; Harper's Teacher in the New Testament anticipated all such mis, Bazar furnishes a picture of the man with hair parted in the takes as Ingersoll makes. Read him. middle, a sunflower in his left hand, while he lies stretched full length on a plank looking down into a stream of water, A noteworthy religious movement is at present taking with the. suggestion printed below, “ You are not the first place among the Methodist Episcopal churches of Ohi St. one that has grasped at a shadow." By the time this man Paul's Church in Cincinnati gained by two weeks' special leaves America for his home across the sea, teachers of service 200 converts, and other churches of the city brought æstheticism will have a fresh fund of illustrations to explain the number of conversions in the fortnight up to 400. the follies and excesses to which a weak-minded person may carry their doctrines.
The lamented President Garfield was a great admirer of
George Borrow's works. A correspondent says
“Put this in THE CHAUTAUQUAN:" Of all the proofs that “home protection” is the way out, Miss Rebecca Bates, who lately died in Massachusetts at Arkansas is the most shining and unanswerable. Last the age of eighty-eight, was, when a girl, successful once in winter the Legislature gave women the right to vote by sig frightening off the British at the time the La Hogue was. nature against dram shops. To-day the “State of pistols making a descent on the coast, the boats having already and bowie knives" (as Arkansas is called) has three-fourths been lowered from the man-of-war, when she and her sister of its towns under prohibitory law. “Haste to the rescue," ran into the cedar wood, and one played the fife and the dear women, and tarry not in all the plains.
other beat “ Yankee Doodle" on the drum, till the enemy
retreated in good order, imagining an armed force to be in Rev. A. H. Gillet has been appointed “General Agent of waiting.
umbrella as "a screen used by women to keep off rain."
About 1750 Jonas Hanway stooped to the effeminacy of an (We solicit questions from our readers to be answered in this de umbrella, and is said to have been the first man to carry one
in the streets of London. Jonas had to endure the sneers and partment.)
ridicule common to the lot of an innovator, but common Q. We are somewhat at a loss for correct and satisfactory
sense and utility triumphed. They were used to some exreasons as to what is meant by the “first and second Stone tent in the United States during th latter part of the eighWill you have the goodness to inform us?
teenth century, but their use here, too, was thought effemA. The primeval or pre-historic period of man has been inate. Their manufacture was not begun in this country divided into the stone, the bronze, and the iron ages. The till 1800, but it has now become an important branch of stone age has been sub-divided into first and second, or, as
commerce. Sir John Lubbock terms them, the palæolithic and neolithic.
Q. Is there any real ground for the theory that the career The former is the older one and in it the stone implements and character of Joan of Arc is only a myth? are not polished as they are in the latter.
A. Practically none. The notion that events transpiring Q. Is there any book where one can get all the noted
less than four hundred years ago, that an extraordinary writers of the ages arranged according to their chronology career which passed under the eye of the world, which is and nationality ?
written down by the historians from that date to the presA. We do not know of any work treating only of noted ent, the theory that such things are mythical is only writers and arranging them in the above-mentioned order. rivalled by the “green cheese" theory of the moon. ShaksA good dictionary of authors, as Allibone's, will probably pere's authorship, even his existence, has been questioned.
It has been proved over and over to the satisfaction of a Q. What is the meaning of the word "Neo-" placed before certain punctiliously skeptical class that Lord Bacon had Platonic?
nothing to do with the “Novum Organum," yet people A. It is from the Greek word meaning new, and refers to
with the average common sense accept these things, finethat new Platonism which sprang up at Alexandria about
spun theories to the contrary notwithstanding. the end of the second century. The new system sought un
Q. To what may I refer for information about living der its various expounders to reconcile the doctrines of Aris American artists ? totle and Plato, and both with Christianity. It was the last A. Appleton's or Johnson's Cyclopedia will furnish some product of the Greek philosophy and tended greatly to mys information concerning most, if not all, American artists of ticism.
note. More detailed information can be obtained by referQ. I notice an advertisement of an autotype of the Venus ence to volumes of various American magazines, as Harof Milo, by Michael Angelo. Miss DeForest's History of per's, Scribner's, Atlantic Monthly, etc. Art speaks of the Venus of Milo by Phidias. Which is correct? Would you also give some information about this Q. Which is regarded as the greater poet, Goethe or statue in your next number?
Schiller? A. The Venus of Milo was found in 1820, by a peasant, in
A. Goethe has long since been assigned a place as one of the island of Melos, now Milo, at the entrance of the Greek the four greatest poetic geniuses of the world—Homer, Archipelago. It was sold to the French government for Dante, Shakspere and Goethe. Schiller, however, occupies a 6000 francs and now occupies the place of honor in the warmer place in the hearts of the German people, for his Louvre at Paris. It has been supposed to belong to the pe
writings reveal his deep and constant sympathy with huriod of transition from the schvol of Phidias to that of Prax man liberty, the people's cause. iteles. On account of its similarity to the Florentine group Q. I wish to buy a classical dictionary for study and refof the Children of Niobe, supposed to have been executed
Will you suggest a good one? by Scopas, it has been referred by some to the same master. A. Anthon's is an excellent work and widely used. ToAt present it is more generally believed to belong to the gether with the other classical works of the author it has been school of Phidias. The powerful, majestic form, the indes- reprinted in England, a distinction rarely accorded to cribable charm of youth and beauty, together with the no
American classical school-books. bleness and purity of expression of the face and head, chal Q. Where can one take a course of training to prepare lenge the admiration of even the uninitiated beholder. them to teach children, say from six to eight years old? I
know there are Kindergarten training schools in all our Q. What is the pronunciation of depot and how does it
cities, but if I understand it rightly, that system of teachdiffer in meaning from "railroad station;" also what is the
ing is only adapted to very young children. difference between “slip” and “pew?" A. Pronounced dē’po or depó’. It means a place where ods, the proper plan is to study them as they are used in the
A. If our inquirer wishes to adopt the Kindergarten methwares are deposited. It is properly applied to a freight- Kindergarten schools. Froebel, the founder of these schools, house or store house. In England it is so used. Americans
admitted pupils to the age of fourteen. The same principle misuse the word by applying it to the place where the train
of teaching which succeeds with children of two or three stops to receive and discharge passengers. The latter is the railroad station. The pew, Latin podium, was originally an
years, ought to succeed with those of six or eight. Other
systems of teaching are taught in the model schools of the enclosed seat made square. In the United States it was
various normal institutions of the country. made long and narrow and generally enclosed. To the lat
Q. What is the origin of “Blue Monday?'' ter style the name "slip" was applied.
A. It was a prevalent fashion in the sixteenth century to Q. When did umbrellas first come into use?
decorate the churches on Monday preceding Lent with blue A. The umbrella is so old that it has quite place in his
colors. The day was observed as a general holiday, but on tory. It is found sculptured on the monuments of Egypt
account of its excessive revels, enactments against them and on the ruins of Nineveh. It was very anciently used
were made so stringent as to almost abolish the custom. in India and China. From paintings on vases we learn that
Q. Will you please inform me through The CHAUTAUthe ancient Greeks and Romans had umbrellas, though they QUAN why the name Belvedere is applied to the piece of were only used by women. It seems in some countries to statuary, Apollo Belvedere ? have been part of the insignia of royalty. Its use is said to A. This great work of ancient art derives its name from be still limited to kings and nobles is some parts of Asia and its position in the Belvedere apartment of the Vatican. The Africa. As late as 1708 an English dictionary defines an word means a beautiful sight.
CHAUTAUQUA DAYS, 1882. translator made a curious mistake, which has been so long
current in English that it seems like sacrilege to disturb it. Opening Day, C. T. R. and C. S. L., Saturday July 8. In the original the slipper is described as pantoufle en vair, Memorial Day, C. L. S. C., Sabbath, July 9.
that is, a slipper made of fur (vair). The translator, being Closing Exercises, C. T. R., Friday, July 28.
more familiar with the sound than the sense, reads this as Mid-Season Celebration, Saturday, July 29.
if it were verre, that is, glass; and the glass slipper, we Fourth Anniversary, C. F. M. I., Monday, July 31. suppose, will remain forever a part of the story. Ninth Annual Assembly Opening, Tuesday, August 1.
Clap-trap.-This phrase seems to have been derived from Closing Exercises, C. F. M. I., Thursday, August 3. the clap-net, used for trapping larks and other birds. Bailey Memorial Day Anniversary, C. L. S. C., Saturday, Au says that 'clap-trap is a name given to the rant that dra
matic authors, to please actors, let them go off with; as National Day, Saturday, August 5.
much as to say, to catch a clap of applause from the specDenominational Congresses, Wednesday, August 9. tators at a play.' Alumni Day-Reunion, illuminated fleet, etc., Thursday,
Diploma is a Greek term meaning anything folded double. August 10.
It was originally a messenger's or traveler's passport writC. L. S. C. Day, FIRST COMMENCEMENT, Saturday,
ten on two leaves for convenience of carriage. In modern August 12.
'times it signifies the written certificate of membership C. S. Theology Day, Tuesday, August 15.
granted by learned or artistic bodies. College Society Day, Thursday, August 17.
Knowledge.—This word is often improperly used in the The Farewell, Monday, August 21.
sense of wisdom. Cowper shows the difference of meaning
in the following lines: WORDS, FACTS, AND PHRASES.*
Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one,
Have ofttimes no connection. Knowledge dwells (Dictionaries and cyclopædias are the most useful books a student
In heads replete with thoughts of other men; can buy. The work from which we make quotations below, contains
Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. a great deal of curious out-of the-way information gathered by the
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much, author during many years of observation and research. We make
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. selections that will help our readers, as well as give an idea of the character of the book.]
Miss Nancy.-Applied to young men of affected speech
and demeanor, and who ape superiority, walk gingerly, Amen Corner.- Before the Reformation the clergy walked annually in procession to St. Paul's ('athedral on Corpus field, an actress who died in 1730. Her vanity was such
and dress effeminately. The allusion is to Miss Anna OldChristi Day. They mustered at the upper end of Cheap
that she desired on her death-bed that her remains should side, and there commenced to chant the Paternoster, which
be laid 'in state, dressed in a very fine Brussels lace headthey continued through the whole length of the street, thence called Paternoster Row, pronouncing the Amen at the
dress, a holland shift with tucker and double ruffles of the
same lace, new kid gloves, etc., etc. Pope alludes to her spot now called Amen Corner. Then commencing the Ave
in the lines: Varia, they turned down Ave Maria Lane. After crossing
Odious! in woolen ? 'twould a saint provoke, Ludgate they chanted the Credo in Creed Lane. Old Stow
Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke. mentions Creed Lane, and adds that Amen Lane ‘is lately
Nelson's Last Signal.-The exact words of Nelson's celeadded thereto,' from which it may be inferred that the pro
brated signal at Trafalgar are given below with the symbols cessional chanting ended at that spot. Amen Lane no
by which they were transmitted. longer exists.
253 269 863 261 471 958 220 370 4 21 19 24 April Fools.- There is a tradition among the Jews, that
England expects that every man will do his d the custom of making fools on the first of April a rose
Never bny a pig in a poke.--It is said that some wags at from the fact that Noah sent out the dove on the first of Northampton Market put a cat in a bag, or poke, and sold the month corresponding to our April, before the water it to a countryman as a pig. Upon going to a tavern to had abated. To perpetuate the memory of the great deliv
‘have a drink' over the bargain, the buyer opened the bag, erance of Noah and his family, it was customary on this
and of course the cat jumped out. This is stated to be the anniversary to punish persons who had forgotten the re origin of the proverb, 'You should never buy a pig in a markable circumstance connected with the date, by send poke,' and also of 'You have let the cat out of the bag.' ing them on some bootlegs errand, similar to that on which The word poke is still used for sack in the south of England. the patriarch sent the luckless bird from the windows of 0. K.-These letters in America signify ‘all right.' Their the ark.
use, it is said, originated with old Jacob Astor, the millionBully-boy.-This curious phrase often appears in Amer
aire of New York. He was looked upon in commercial cirican newspapers, and is thought to be indigenous to that cles as a man of great information and sound judgment, country. It is, however, an old English saying, as the fol and was a sort of general referee as to the solvency or standlowing quotations from 'Deuteromelia,' etc., published in ing of other traders. If a note of enquiry as to any particLondon, 1609, will show:
ular trader's position came, the answer to which he intended We he three poore mariners,
to be satisfactory, he was accustomed to write across the Newly come from the seas,
note the letters '0. K.,' and return it to the writer. The We spend oure liues in ieapordy
letters 0. K. he supposed to be the initials of ‘all correct,' Whiles others liue at ease:
and in this sense they are now universally current in the Shall we goe daunce the round, the round,
Old Man Eloquent. This epithet, so often applied to Mr.
Gladstone, is from Milton's fifth Sonnet, which was adCinderella and the Glass Slipper.-This pretty tale of a
dressed to Lady Margaret Ley. The lines in which it oc‘little cinder girl' comes to us from the French; but the
Till sad the breaking of that parliament
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