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there is also a music committee. The programs of exercises with mental labor. Members were urged to become misare issued, either printed in the ordinary way, or by the use sionaries and secure as many additions to the C. L. S. C. as of the papyrograph, and a good deal of artistic and literary possible. If a person should be six or seven years completskill has been exhibited in the preparation of some of them. ing the course, he would belong to the class of the year in The C. L. S. C. motto, "Let us keep our Heavenly Father which he finished it. A specimen of a filled memorandum, in the midst," appears at the head of each printed circular. containing the names of the ten characters who have most The exercises are varied, and present some novelties. We influenced history, will probably be published. Plans for note several from the programs before us, as follows: "Re the class of 1882, after graduating, were touched upon, and view on accompanying diagram.” [The diagram is printed members were assured that there is no danger of their by the papyrograph process, and each member supplied reaching a final stopping-point. Methods of conducting with a copy. It is on the life of Cyrus, and contains groups local circles were also considered. The conference closed of characters mentioned, classified as Median, Babylonian, with a grand Chautauqua salute tendered to Dr. Vincent. Seythian, Jews, Grecian, Lydian, and Incidental. Important dates are also set forth, and below, under the heading of The Chautauqua Literary Circle of Wheeling, W. Va., **Geography," are given the places mentioned in Greece, was organized a year ago, and immediately after entered Egypt, Lydia, etc.) “Alexandrian Quiz.” “Question upon its work as set forth by rules adopted for its governdrawer-Class Oracle.” “How to study THE CHAUTAU ment. Quite a number of those who joined remained faithQUAN." “Dates, and other fruit, by volunteer victims." ful until the year closed, and completed the course of study. **Anarchy-five minutes." The secretary reports of the It is a matter of great gratification to the management to circle that it is in a flourishing condition, nearly all the hear the testimony of these members in regard to their admembers keep "read up,” that the last meeting was the best, vancement in literary work, the cultivation of a desire for and that there is a growing interest.
reading, and the general improvement made in habits of
study, which have been developed by association with the At the New England Assembly, which held its meetings Circle. for the year 1881 at Framingham, Mass., commencing August 23d, and continuing ten days, the C. L. S. C. was
An important meeting of the Board of Trustees of the made prominent on the program. Among the exercises of Chautauqua Assembly was held at the Forest City House, the first day were C. L. S. C. songs. During the Assembly ing was to complete a contract with the Hotel Company,
Cleveland, Monday, October 10th. The object of the meetfive C. L. S. C. Round-Table meetings were held, and the evening of August 30th was rendered conspicuous by a C. L.
which during the past two years has built a portion of the S.C. Camp-Fire. The first Round-Table conference was so
Hotel Atheneum, at Chautauqua. The contract was perlargely attended that the Milford tent, the place of meeting,
fected, and a lease for fifty years entered into. The Comwas entirely too small, and an adjournment was had to the
pany has already expended about $15,000 on the hotel and upper part of the Auditorium. The third Round-Table furniture, and $50,000 more will be required to furnish it, acconference was addressed by Prof. Arthur Gilman, of Cam- cording to the plans proposed. Of this $50,000, the sum of bridge, the editor of the "Mosaics of History," published Lewis Miller, of Akron, O., President of the Assembly, sub
$29,000 was subscribed at the meeting in Cleveland, Hon. in The CHAUTAUQUAN. He spoke on the subject of English literature. He said it could be studied either for its scribing for $10,000 of the stock; his brother, Jacob Miller, history or its language. Bacon's idea that we should have a
of Canton, O., for $10,000, and Mr. Glidden, of Cleveland, pre-notion of the subject investigated, was a good one. It
another well-known Chautauquan, $9,000. That the other is noticeable that wherever the Bible has been most studied $21,000 will be taken at an early day, is certain. The hotel there has been great activity along all the line of literary
and furniture will cost at least $60,000. The building will work. In the study of English literature he would divide
be larger, better constructed, more convenient, better ventilthe subject into periods. Prof. J. L. Corning followed with
ated and better arranged than any other summer hotel on some hints on methods of studying art. He recommended
Chautauqua Lake, and will be equal in every respect to the
very best hotels in the country. The furnishing throughthe use of a common place book, properly indexed, in which to gather and classify facts in the history of art. On the out, from cellar and kitchen to the sixteen magnificent day before the close of the Assembly, Dr. Vincent spoke of
rooms in the tower, will be all that could be desired. Chauthe religious side of the C. L. S. C. The objection has been
tauqua has long needed this improvement. Work has almade that the literary work of the C. L. S. C. would inter
ready commenced upon it. The foundation will be comfere with the study of the Bible. He believed the contrary pleted this fall, and the finished structure will be ready for to be true, and that the reading of history and science would guests in the early summer of next year. increase Bible study. The C. L. S. C. is a school for the
The chapters on Geology, which members of the C. L. schoolless. It is for the child of seven, as well as for that
S. C. find in the Required Reading published in THE CHAUlarge class of young people and older people who are no
TAUQUAN, commencing with the October number, are from longer afforded the advantages of school training. Instead
the pen of T. G. Bonney, M. A., F. G. S., Fellow, Tutor, of competing with colleges, it inspires for college. The
and Lecturer in Natural Science, St. John's College, Camlast day of the Assembly the C. L. S. C. Round-Table was
bridge, England. The author has written on the plan made a special feature. Dr. Vincent presided. A book is
adopted for preparing most of the books in the C. L. S. C. valuable, he said, for the quickening it gives one. It is not
course, viz: giving much in little space, and presenting his important to remember everything. What we take to we
thoughts in a popular style. Geology comes earlier in the remember. In studying art, the present year, try to remem
year's course than it was originally advertised, but we ber only the important names. Mark certain passages and
trust that all industrious students will welcome it as one of review them often. It is better to grapple a thought and ex
the studies for the fall months. press it in one's own language than to give the exact words of the author. The C. L. S. C. saves much weak or wicked For some reason, to us unknown, Prof. W. T. Harris's gossip. It guides conversation into better channels. Will article on "Christianity in Art," intended for this number power is a grand help in self-culture. Fifteen minutes of of THE CHAUTAUQUAN, failed to reach us in time for publiconcentration is better than two hours of listless study. The cation. Hereafter he will have an article among the ReCircle is fulfilling a beautiful ministry in linking manual | quired Reading every month.
THE C. L. S. C.
ploma, according to the merit of examinations on these supplemental courses,
8.--THE PREPARATORY COURSE. President: J. H. Vincent, D. D. Counselors: Lyman Abbott, D. D.; Bishop H. W. Warren, D. D. ;
Persons who are too young, or are not sufficiently advanced in their J. M. Gibson, D. D.; W. C. Wilkinson, D. D.
studies, to take the regular C. L. S. C. course, may adopt certain preOffice Secretary: Miss Kate F. Kimball.
paratory lessons for the two years. General Secretary: Albert M. Martin, A. M.
For circulars of the special and preparatory courses, address Dr.
J. H. Vincent, Plainfield, N. J.
To defray the expenses of correspondence, monthly reports, etc.,
an annual fee of fifty cents is required. This amount should be forThis new organization aims to promote habits of reading and study warded to Miss K. F. Kimball, Plainfield, N. J., (by New York or in nature, art, science, and in secular and sacred literature, in con
Philadelphia draft or post-officeorder.) Do not send postage-stamps nection with the routine of daily life (especially among those whose if you can possibly avoid it. educational advantages have been limited), so as to secure to them N. B.-In sending your fee, be sure to state to which class you bethe college student's general outlook upon the world and life, and to long, whether 1882, 1883, 1884, or 1885. develop the habit of close, connected, persistent thinking.
10.-- APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP. 2,- METHODS.
Persons desiring to unite with the C. L. S. C. should forward anIt proposes to encourage individual study in lines and by text-books which shall be indicated; by local circles för mutual help and encour
swers to the following questions to Dr. J. H. VINCENT, PLAINFIELD,
N.J. The class graduating in 1885 should begin the studies of the lesagement in such studies; by summer courses of lectures and "stu
sons required, October 1881. They may begin as late as January 1, 1882. dents' sessions" at Chautauqua, and by written reports and exami
1. Give your name in full. Your post-office address- with county and State. 3. nations.
Are you married or single? 4. What is your age? Are you between tw nty and thirty, 3.-COURSE OF STUDY.
or thirty and forts, or forty and fifty, or fisty and sixty, etc.? 5. If married, how
many children living under the age of sixteen years? * 6. What is your occupation? The course of study prescribed by the C. L. S. C. shall cover a pe
7: With what religious denomination are you connected? 8. Do you, after mature riod of four years.
deliberation, resolve, if able, to prosecute the four years' course of study presented by 4.-ARRANGEMENT OF CLASSES.
the C. L. S.C.? 9. Do you promise to give an average of three hours a week to the Each year's Course of Study will be considered the "First Year” for new reading and study required by this course? 10. How much more than the time specipupils, whether it be the first, second, third, or fourth of the four fied do you hope to give to this course of study? years' course. For example, "the class of 1885," instead of beginning
11.-TIME REQUIRED. October, 1881, with the same studies which were pursued in 1880-'81 by “the class of 1884," will fall in with “the class of '81," and take for
An average of forty minutes' reading each week day will enable the their first year the second year's course of the '84 class. The first
student in nine months to complete the books required for the year.
More time than this will probably be spent by many persons, and for year for the class of 1884'' will thus in due time become the fourth
their accommodation a special course of reading on the same subjects year for the class of 1885."
has been indicated. The habit of thinking steadily upon worthy 5.-STUDIES FOR 1881-82. * The course tor 1881-82 comprises readings in: 1. History. 2. Literature. 3. Sci
themes during one's secular toil will lighten labor, brighten life, and
develop power. ence and Philosophy. 4. Art. 5. Religion.
The required books for the year are as follows:
1. HISTORY.-Man's Antiquity and Language. Dr. M. S. Terry (Chautauqua The annual examinations will be held at the homes of the memText-Book.) Price 10 cents. Outlines of General History. Dr. J. H. Vincent, bers, and in writing. Memoranda will be forwarded to them, and by (Chautauqua Text. Book.) Price, 10 cents. Mosaics of History. Selected by Ar
their written replies the Committee'' can judge whether or not they thur Gilman, Esq., of Cambridge, Mass. (CHAUTAUQUAN.) Readings from Mickenzie's Nincteenth Century. Books First and Second (Franklin Square edition.)
have read the books required. Price, 15 cents.
13. -ATTENDANCE AT CHLAUTAUQUA. 2. LITERATURE.-Art of Speech. Part II. "Oratory and Logic ” (Dr. L.T. l'ownsend.). Price, 50 cents. Illustrated History of Ancient Literature, Oriental Persons should be present to enjoy the annual meetings at Chauand Classical. Dr. Quackenbos. Price, $1.00. English History and Literature, tauqua, but attendance there is not necessary to graduation in the C. Chautauqua Library. Vol. III. [To be ready in 1882.)
L. SC. Persons who have never visited Chautauqua may enjoy the 3. SCIENCE AND Philosophy:- Popular Readings concerning Mathematics, Po advantages, diploma, and honors of the "Circle." The Daily ASSEYlitical Economy, Geol gy, Chemistry, Laws of Health, and Mental and Moral Phil.
BLY HERALD is published on the grounds during the Chautauqua osophy. (CHAUTAUQUAN) 4. ART.- Outline Lessons on Art. Miss De Forest. (Chautauqua Text-Book.)
Assembly. Send $1 for the DAILY LIERULD to Theodore L. Flood, Price, 10 cents. A Short History of Art. Miss De Forest. Price, $2.
Meadville, Pa. Back numbers for 1881 can be supplied. 5. RELIGIOUS. - God in History, (CHAUTAUQUAN.) Religion in Art. (CHAUTAU
11.-LOCAL CIRCLES. QUAN.)
6. ADDITIONAL.-(For Students of Class 1882.) Hints for Home Reading, Dr. Ly. Individuals may prosecute the studies of the C. L. S. C. alone, but man Abbott.
The Hall in the Grove. Mrs. Alden. (About Chautauqua and the C. their efforts will be greatly facilitated by securing a “local circle" of L. S. C.)
two or more persons, who agree to meet as frequen ly as possible, The following is the distribution of the subjects and books through read together, converse on subjects of study, arrange for occasional the year:
lectures by local talent, organize a library, a museum, a laboratory, October and November.
Illustrated History of Ancient Literature. etc. All that is necessary for the establishment of such "local cír[Ch, stands for The CHAUTAUQUAN.] (Continued.)
cles" is to meet, report organization to Dr. Vincent, Plainfield, V. J.,. Outline Lessons on Art. [De Forest.] Christianity in Art. (Ch.] A Short History of Art. (De Forest.) Readings about Moral Science. (Ch.]
and then prosecute the course of study in such a way as seems most Mosaics of History. (Ch.) | Laws of Health. (Ch.]
likely to secure the ends contemplated by the ('. L. SC. Christianity in Art. (Ch.s
15.- MEMORIAL DAYS. Readings about Geology. (Ch.)
Mosaics of History. [Ch.)
Twelve days are set apart as days of especial interest to every nemMan's Antiquity and Language. (Terry.) | Readings from Mackenzie's Nineteenth ber of the C. L. S. C., and as days of devout prayer for the furtherOutlines of General History. [Vincent.] Century
ance of the objects of this society. On these days all members are Mosaics of History. [Ch.)
urgently invited to read the literary and scriptural selections indiReadings about Geology: "[Ch.) Mosaics of History. (Ch.1,
cated, to collect some facts about the authors whose birthdays are thus Readings about Philosophy. (Ch.] Art of Speech. Part II. Townsend.) commemorated, and to invoke the blessing of our heavenly Father Christianity in Art. [Ch. Readings about Political Economy, [Ch.)
upon this attempt to exalt His word, and to understand and rejoice in January.
His works. The selections to be read on the memorial days are pubGod in History. (Ch.)
English History and Literature. (Chau lished by Phillips & Hunt, and by Walden & Stowe, in a small volume Iliustrated History of Ancient Literature, tauqua Library, Vel. III.]
-Chautauqua Text-Book No. 7 "Memorial Day's.” Price, 10 cents. Oriental and Classical, [Quackenbos.) Readings about Mathematics. [Ch.]
16.-OUR CLASS MOTTO ES. Readings about Mental Science (Ch.1 Readings about Chemistry. (Ch.] Laws of Health. (Ch.}'
"We study the word and the works of God."
“Let us keep our heavenly Father in the midst.!'
"Never be discouraged." Mosaics of History. (Ch.]
17.-ST. PAL'S GROVE. 6.--THE WHITE SEAL SUPPLEMENTARY COURSE. Persons who desire to read more extensively in the lines of study
The center of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle is the for 1881-82 are expected to read, in addition to the required” books
HALL OF PHILOSOPHY in the beautiful grove at Chautauqua, which for the year, the following:
was dedicated August 17. 1878, by Bishop R. S. Foster, in the presence Conflict of Christianity with Heathenism. By Dr. Ulhorn.
of a large, devout, and enthusiastic audience. It is the purpose of Outline Study of Man. By Dr. Hopkins.
the managers of Chautauqua to have St. Paul's Grove titted up with History of Germany. By Charlotte M. Yonge.
rustic seats, statuary, fountains, etc., and make it a place of beauty Persons who pursue the "White Seal Course' of each year, in ad
and inspiration to all members of the Circle.. dition to the regular course, will receive at the time of their gradua
18.--FIRST YEAR. tion a white seal to be attached to the regular diploma.
Persons desiring forms of application, or information concerning 7.-SPECIAL COURSES.
the Circle, should address Dr. Vincent, Plainfield, N. J. Menibers of the C. L. S. C. may take, in addition to the regular
19.—THE CHAUTAUQUAN.” course above prescribed, one or more special courses, and pass an ex The organ of the C. L. S. C. is THE CHAUTAUQUAN. Issued monthly, amination upon them. A series of special courses in the several de
from October to July. Price, $1.30. Send subscriptions to Theodore partments of study will be in due time announced, and pupils will re L. Flood, Editor and Proprietor, Headville, Pa. ceive credit and testimonial seals to be appended to their regular di
* We ask this question to ascertain the possible future intellectual and moral influ. *The additional books for the “White Seal Course" for 1881-82 are: “Conflict of ence of this “Circle” on your homes. Christianity with Heathenism," by Dr. Ulhorn; “Outline Study of Man," by Dr. † These mottoes are issued on large cards by Prang & Co., of Boston, Mass. Fachar Mark Hopkins; "History of Germany," by Charlotte Yonge.
motto sells at $1.
won the proud distinction of being the leader of his party. Throughout his long course of public life he had proven him
self worthy of the trust reposed in him by his constituents, The numerous articles which have recently appeared, and their high appreciation of him was shown by the fact both in the secular and religious press, concerning the New that at one and the same time he was Representative in Version, are indicative of the interest and solicitude which Congress, Senator-elect and President-elect, the only inits publication has awakened among all classes. As was to
stance of the kind that has ever occurred in the history of have been expected, a great variety of opinion has been ex the country. pressed by the various writers concerning it, some lauding President Garfield won his way to such high honors, not it to the skies, while others consider it a source of mischief by shrewd political stratagems, but by faithfully fitting. and confusion.
himself for the duties devolving upon him in the various Perhaps no class of men are so well adapted to judge cor
stations which he was called to occupy, so that when he rectly concerning its merits as the Christian ministry. As came into the presiueniiai vnair he was not looked upon by a body, they represent a large share of the learning of the
the nation at large as an ambitious politician who had attimes, and their devotion to the Word of God has never been
tained the acme of his desires, but as a man whom the called in question. In their desire to obtain a thorough un people could trust, and he was honored accordingly. derstanding of its teachings they have always hailed with
His career is an abiding inspiration to the young men of delight every substantial contribution to biblical literature,
the country. Born amidst the humblest surroundings, and have gladly availed themselves of all the light and
reared in poverty, with no advantages, without genius, save knowledge which the learning of their times has placed
a capacity for hard work, he raised himself, without the aid within their reach concerning the Holy Scriptures, and at
of powerful friends or of great wealth, by the sheer force of the same time have been jealous guardians of the sacred his indomitable will, and by patient, persevering toil, te trust committed to their keeping.
the most exalted position an American citizen can attain. The constant aim of every Gospel minister should be to
His pluck, industry, integrity and perseverance are cerutilize everything that will enable him to gain a clearer
tainly admirable qualities, and his example in these review of the Word of G d in its purity. For this purpose the
spects is certainly worthy of emulation by all those desirNew Version may be used with great advantage. To say ing to achieve success.
He right understanding of the received text, and no minister
entitles him to the appellation of a “full-orbed” man. As should allow any preconceived prejudice or adverse criti
an educator, soldier, lawyer, legislator, party leader and cism to binder him from utilizing the advantages which it
ruler of a great nation, he displayed such fitness for the affords in this respect. In his study, the minister should
spheres he occupied as commended him to all, and by his make the New Version the constant companion of the old, sincerity, honesty and integrity he won the respect even of whatever may be his own personal opinion concerning it.
his opponents. His moral integrity and Christian character *The New Translation embodies the results of the ripest
stand out in bold relief on the political background. He -scholarship of the times, and as such is worthy of the most
was, from the beginning till the end of his career, a man of candid consideration. It should be collated with the Old
principle, and not of policy. When yet a youth he espoused Translation, and also with the Greek text, by every minis
the religion of the Lord Jesus Christ, and whether in the ter who is possessed of sufficient scholarship to enable him
school, in the camp, at the bar, in Congressional halls or to do this. The New Version will thus become a valuable
in the Presidential chair he was a faithful, consistent Chrisadjunct to the study of the Word, and the different modes
tian, and met his fate with that peaceful composure that of expressing even the same thoughts will often set forth a
Christianity alone can inspire. passage of Scripture in a new light, and enable the student
It is a common saying that Republics are ungrateful," to consider it from a new standpoint, and thus increase his
but this declaration has proven false in our day, and in this breadth of view.
land. The family of the fallen Chief Magistrate is being No minister is at liberty, on his own authority, to substi
amply provided for in a generous manner by the wealthy tute the New Version for the King James translation in any
citizens of the republic, by voluntary donations to the Garpublic service, even though he may hold it in the highest
field Fund, which will doubtless aggregate nearly a half a esteem. The introduction of the New Version into the ser
million of dollars in the end, and the turf was scarcely vices of the Church is a matter that pertains to each de
heaped over his grave ere a movement was put on foot to nomination, as a religious body, to determine for itself; and,
secure a fitting monument to mark his resting place, and until the New Version has received the denominational
doubtless before this article will appear in print, sufficient sanction from the acknowledged official sources, no indi funds will be secured for that purpose. But the grandest vidual member should presume to substitute it in place of and most enduring monument to his fame is his pure and the authorized version in any church service whatever.
noble character, which he leaves as a legacy to his family
and to the nation for which he died. The whole country has been draped in mourning, and still bears visible traces of its woe. The Chief Magistrate A NOTEWORTHY event of the season is the departure of of this nation has fallen, slain by the hand of a murderous Messrs. Moody and Sankey for England, to engage in evanassassin. Fifty millions of people mourn his untimely gelistic work. The remarkable success which attended their death, and all the civilized world manifests its sincerest labors when abroad six years ago is fresh in the rememsympathy with them in their sorrow. The death of James A. brance of the Christian public. Their second tour is underGarfield is a national loss. Though his time as President was taken at the earnest solicitation of many prominent minisshort, he had won the respect of all parties, and his admin ters and laymen, both of the Established and Independent istration was full of promise for the welfare of the country. Churches, of England, Scotland and Ireland, who are deHe had marked out for himself a broad and liberal policy, sirous of securing the assistance of these eminent Christian which he doubtless would have faithfully carried out had his laborers in promoting the cause of religion in their midst. life been spared through the Presidential term. Before his Evangelistic laborers seem to be the peculiar product of election he had already attained a national reputation. In American churches. Of late a large number of evangelists, Congress, before his nomination to the Presidency, he had both men and women, have been raised up among us, and
their labors have been productive of great good. Having management of Scribner, it became one of the best and but few of her own, England desires to utilize some of the most widely circulated magazines in the world. most eminent of our evangelists in promoting the religious Besides attending to his editorial duties he was also a welfare of her people.
voluminous writer of books, and his works attained a good The labors of our evangelists in behalf of the English peo- degree of popularity. In the beginning of his literary career ple is but the payment of a just religious debt. In the early he adopted the non de plume of Timothy Titcomb. Under years of our history, English missionaries did the pioneer this cognomen he published" Letters to the Young,” “Gold work for the churches of to-day. Roger Williams, Whitefield Foil," "Lessons in Life," and "Letters to the Joneses." and Asbury heard the Macedonian cry of this new world, These volumes were all of a moral and didactic character. and came from over the seas to our aid. The churches of In addition to these, he also wrote a History of Western America ought to rejoice that they are able to repay this Massachusetts,” in two volumes, and a “Life of Abraham debt with interest, by sending to England, when she cries Lincoln." He was also the author of a number of novels, for help, earnest evangelists, whose success is a common the most notable of which was "Arthur Bonnicastle," with heritage. This fact speaks volumes for the spiritual condi which most of our readers are doubtless familiar. He was tion of the churches in our land.
also a poet of no mean order, and his “Bitter Sweet” and That the masses in England stand in great need of evan “Kathrina” occupy a prominent place among American gelistic effort there is no question. Though nominally poems. Early in his literary career he entered the lecture Christian, they are sadly lacking in spirituality and piety. field, and frequently appeared upon the platform. He was The Established Church, in its ministry and membership, is known in this sphere as an entertaining speaker, and deeither on the one hand largely rationalistic, or on the other livered many lectures on social and literary topics. ritualistic. One wing is drifting toward infidelity, the other It is evident from these facts that he was a man of untoward Rome. The Independents are overshadowed by the tiring industry, and doubtless his intense and prolonged magnitude and influence of the Established Church, and take labors as editor, lecturer and author superinduced the their tone from it, rather than give tone to it, as in the days disease of which he died. of Wesley, Whitefield, and their coadjutors. The Evangel- His essays, poems and novels are all alike notable for icals are becoming aroused to the gravity of the religious purity of style and sentiment. As an editor he displayed situation, and from them has come the cry for help that has admirable tact and judgment, and as a man he was without met with such prompt response.
reproach. In addition to the religious work done by our evangelists, American laborers have rendered valuable assistance in re When the future historian writes the history of our times. formatory movements in England. John B. Gough has he will have a beautiful story of benevolence to tell, laid at traversed the British isles twice in the interests of temper- Clifton Springs, N. Y. The Sanitarium, or House of Healance, and Francis Murphy, the temperance apostle of the ing, that was opened at this place thirty-two years ago by times, is now engaged in active work for the same cause in Dr. Henry Foster, has grown in public favor with an inEngland. America has also contributed to the intellectual creasing patronage, until it is, financially, the strongest inadvancement of the mother country. Emerson, Beecher, stitution of its class in the country. Dr. Foster made a Talmage, and Joseph Cook, with others of our leading think
covenant with God, thirty-two years ago, that, if He would ers and speakers, have rendered royal service in enlight- give him the daily consciousness of His favor, he would deening English audiences in reference to American insti vote the entire prosperity of his profession to the cause of tutions. All of these facts are strikingly indicative of the Christ, and that if God desired him to establish a “House spiritual, moral and intellectual activity that distinguish of Healing " he would make the establishment and its prothe American people to-day.
ceeds an absolute gift to God for his afflicted children. It is claimed by Dr. Foster that the covenant was made, and that
for thirty-two years past he has been working under it. DR. J. G. HOLLAND, the well-known author and editor, More than sixty thousand patients have enjoyed the bendied suddenly at his residence, No. 46 Park Place, New efits of the institution. Christian ministers and other workYork, October 12th, of heart disease, with which he had ers in the Lord's vineyard have shared gratuitous treatbeen afflicted for the past six years.
ment for twenty years, which has averaged $15,000 each Dr. Holland has been long and favorably known in the year. The Rev. J. O. Peck, D. D., explains in the New literary world. He was born in Belchertown, Mass., July York Advocate the concluding act of Dr. Foster under this 24, 1819. After acquiring a good education he applied him- agreement: self to the study of medicine, and graduated from the Berk
Dr. Foster, having now reached sixty years of age, and having shire Medical College at Pittsfield, in his native State. Not built up a great Sanitarium free of debt, felt that the time had fully finding his chosen profession congenial to his tastes, after
come to fulfil his covenant, and to make his offering effectual by le
gal forms. Accordingly, he has executed a deed of trust, conveying three years he abandoned the practice of medicine and de the institution and all its appurtenances in perpetuity to a Board of voted himself to literary pursuits. He began his new
Trustees, representing the leading Evangelical denominations. career as editor of a literary journal in Springfield, Mass.,
is as follows: but after a few months went to Vicksburg, Miss., where he 1. Bishop Matthew Simpson, D. D., LL, D., of the Methodist Episobtained the position of Superintendent of Schools, which copal Chureh. position he held for one year. After his return North, he
2. Bishop A. C. Coxe, D. D., of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
3. The Rev. N. G. Clark, D. D., Secretary of the American Board became, in May, 1849, associate editor of the Springfield of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
4. The Rev. J. M. Reid, D. D., senior Missionary Secretary of the Republican. In a short time he obtained a proprietary in
Methodist Episcopal Church. terest in that journal, and remained on its editorial staff 5. The Rev. J. N. Murdock, D. D., Secretary of the American Bap-till 1866. In 1870 he became editor of Scribner's Monthly,
tist Missionary Union.
6. The Rev. F. F. Ellenwood, D. D., Secretary of Foreign Missions and continued in that position till the time uf his demise. of the Presbyterian Church. The day before his death was spent by him in the office of 7. The Rev. J. M. Ferris, D.D., Foreign Missionary Secretary of
the Reformed Church. the Monthly in preparing for publication his “ Topics of the
8. The Rev. M. B. Anderson, D. D., President of the Rochester Time," for December number. His adaptation to and (N. Y.) University ( Baptist.) fitness for the position which he occupied was shown by
9. The Rev. James B. Shaw, D. D., of Rochester, N. Y., (Presby
terian.) the fact that within ten years after he assumed the editorial 10. Judge James C. Smith, of Canandaigua, N. Y.,( Episcopalian.),
THE FIRST BOARD OF TRUSTEES
THE PROPERTY DOXATED
11. Andrew Pierce, Esq., of Clifton Springs, N. Y., (his successors The Cherokee Advocate says that there are 154 Baptist to be from the Orthodox Friends.) 12. The Rev. George Loomis, D. D., of Clifton Springs, President
Churches in the Indian Nation, in a population of about of the Foster School for Young Ladies ( Methodist.)
60,000. This is one church to less than four hundred peo13. William Foster, Esq., of Clifton Springs ( Methodist.) By wise forethought Dr. Foster has made the first seven trustees
ple. perpetual ex-officio, so that this majority of the Board is permanently constituted of such men as will secure the trust from being perverted A member of the class of '82, seeing the Chautauqua or diverted from the original purpose of the donor.
The successor of Bishop Simpson must always be a Bishop of the Games, said: “I guess we'll have enough to do this year Methodist Episcopal Church.
without playing any games." It was as if one should say: The successor of Bishop Coxe must always be the Protestant Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese in whose jurisdiction the Sanita
“I walked three miles because I was too much hurried to rium is located. Each successor of the several Missionary Societies get into the carriage.” The great complaint is: “I have above named must always be the Senior Secretary of their several to look back constantly because I do not remember what I Missionary Societies. Thus these seven trustees are officially perpetual.
have read." These games of The Sciences, of Roman and of The six other trustees must always be elected by the Board of Trus United States History can be played when one is too tired tees from the respective denoninations which their predecessors represented, and are to be men corresponding in character and po.
to read, or when company should be entertained, and they sition, so far as possible, to the original trustees. The term of "of are condensed reviews, which, once learned, can never be fice of each trustee is for life, or during good behavior, unless he shall resign or be deposed for cause.
forgotten. The children who need amusement during the
winter evenings could have no better preparation for the C. consists of the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, a five-story brick build
L. S. C. course than would be gained by playing these ing, 240 feet in length and 300 feet in depth (including adjuncts),
games. For either, send fifty cents to" Student,” 198 Clincontaining some 160 rooms for guests, in addition to offices, bathhouses, air cure, gymnasium, chapel, elevator, and all other ap
ton street, B'ıffalo, N. Y. pointments of a Sanitarium, unsurpassed, perhaps, on either continent. This massive building is located on forty-four acres of land, A member of the C. L. S. C. desires correspondence with diversified by parks, groves, lakelets, brook, springs, the elegant Peirce Pavilion, arbors, and music-stand, thus forming a charming
another member who is interested in microscopy. His adand picturesque home for invalids while seeking the restoration of dress is William J. Morrison, Moorestown, N. J. healih. In addition to the above donations of the Sanitarium and extensive grounds, with complete equipment, wholly free from incumbrance, Dr. Foster has given his beautiful cottage home--a Ever since Dean Stanley died, speculation has been rife scene of arboresque and floral loveliness-as the perpetual residence as to his successor. The Deanery of Westminster is regarded of the chief physician, after the decease of the donor and his wife.
as one of the prizes of the church. Compared to the great next challenges attention. Besides the above munificent gifts, Dr.Fos- | bishoprics, its money value is small. The pay is only ter has partially endowed the institution. He has deeded to the trus $10,000 a year, while the chief episcopal salaries range from tees the Foster Block,” a fine brick block, some 220 feet in length and four stories in height, containing nine rented stores on the ground $25,000 to $75,000 a year, and only two or three of the minor floor, and large hotel above, in the business part of the town-to be ones are less than $20,000. It has been said to be one charm known as the “Grace Foster Endowment Fund.” Also $160,000
of Westminster that its Dean is subject to no episcopal auof fire insurance now covering the different properties, is made over to the new corporation. And to complete his covenant of giving all thority. Dr. Bradley, formerly head master of the Marlborback to God, he has assigned his entire life insurance of $32,000, to the trustees as an endowment fund toward the payment of the salary Oxford, England, has been appointed to, and he has accept
ough school, and recently master of University College, at of the chief physician.
ed, the Deanship of Westminster. of the Sanitarium are selected with reference to the largest probable helpfulness of the institution to the cause of Christ. I'ntil the endowment spoken of above is completed, paying patients will be re
The report circulated in the press that the Congresceived ( as now) to meet current expenses, repairs, and provide a sional Committee bad selected Catholic priests to officiate Sinking Fund against loss by fire, and beyond the above require
at the Yorktown celebration was without foundation. Bishop ments the balance of the capacity of the Sanitarium will be devoted to the beneficiaries at reduced rates, or gratuitously, according to
W. L. Harris, LL. D., of the Methodist Episcopal Church, their worl lly circumstances. But when the endowment shall be and the Rev. John Hall, D. D., of the Presbyterian Church,, sufficient to cover all the expenses, then the entire capacity of the Sanitarium shall he devoted to the gratuitous treatment of the
were chosen to conduct the religious services. classes herein designated :
1. Missionaries and their families who are dependent upon their salaries for support.
The Rev. W. H. Withrow, A. M., of Toronto, editor of the 2. Ministers of the gospel and their families who are dependent Canadian Magazine, is presented to our readers this month upon their salaries for support.
as a lecturer on the Catacombs of Rome. The following 3. Teachers who are unable to pay for their treatment, and upon the same conditions members of the Church.
lines from his pen in a late number of his magazine will Preference is to be accorded in the order of the three classes named. The Sanitarium is not to be a home for incurables, nor an asylum
find an echo in many hearts at this time: where selfish persons of wealth may get rid of the care of infirm or
As the great bridge which spans Niagara's flood troublesome friends, nor a boarding house for the hopelessly sick or
Wis deftly woven, subtle strand by strand, Church's poor, but strictly a Sanitarium for the restoration of the afore-named classes to health and to their work in the vineyard of
Into a strong and stable iron band, the Master, who, through his servant, has provided for them a house
Which heaviest stress and strain has long withstood; of healing. The length of stay of the beneficiaries in the institution,
So the bright golden strands of friendship strong, as well as all other regulations concerning the patients, will be fixed by the medical faculty according to the needs and merits of each case.
Knitting the Mother and the Daughter land
In bonds of love-as grasp of kindly hand
May bind together hearts estranged long-
Is deftly woven now, in that firm gage
Of mutual plight and troth, which, let us pray,
May still endure unshamed from age to ageQueen Victoria's order for the Court to go into mourning
The pledge of peace and concord true alway: when President Garfield died, was a startling innovation
Perish the hand and palsied be the arm upon established etiquette. It struck the Court officials
That would one fibre of that fabric harm! with dismay, not that they were not personally desirous of paying respect to the President, but the departure from all One of the latest newspaper enterprises is publishing & precedent was so sudden and so revolutionary. Never be- daily paper on the summit of Mount Washington. Dr. fore has there been a departure from the rule. Americans Blakie reports that it is called Among the Clouds. Its news will remember the Queen of England with gratitude for the is limited to a record of the weather at the signal station generous expressions of sympathy she has shown to them the previous day, last night's arrivals, and notes from the and the family of our late President when passing through adjacent tourists' station. It is the only paper in the counthe great sorrow.
try published on the top of a mountain.