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The managing editor of the New York Tribune should then not have the plea of suicide committed in ignorance. send a representative to Chautauqua next year, or else (3) The selection of sincere temperance men to make laws catch Dr. Vincent on the wing and interview him, for the for the protection of society from its worst foe. express purpose of learning the difference between a "camp

Q. Is Webster's or Worcester's dictionary recommended meeting" and the Chautauqua meetings. The Tribune's to the C. L. S. C. as the better authority in pronunciation editorials on Chautauqua would be more intelligent, and and orthography? in keeping with the high character of the paper, if the editors A. They are both recommended in the strongest terms. would learn what Chautauqua is, and what it is not. It | We always feel safe when we can appeal to either as auis not a camp meeting.

thority for our way. The most eminent scholars in English

are divided in their preferences. It is reported that Robert Bonner pays his horse doctor a

Q. Is there any ground for the plea of the Catholics that salary more than double that paid any college professor in

the massacre of St. Bartholomew was done in self-defence? the country. If this be true, it is another illustration of the

A. The Roman Catholic Church has been trying to wash Scripture:"The children of this world are wiser in their gen the terrible blood stains of Bartholomew from her garment eration than the children of light.”

for the last three hundred years. She has not succeeded,

and never can. The Duke of Guise, Catherine de Medici, The great Ecumenical council of Methodism was opened

and the weak Charles IX, were all acting under the apin London, England, with a sermon by Bishop Simpson. probation of the papal court. A plot to murder the HuguePrayers were offered every day for the recovery of President

nots in all France was not conceived without deliberation. Garfield. The lay delegates to the council from the Wesleyan Methodists include the Lord Mayor of London, sev

Q. What is the most warmly contested point in theologieral mayors of other cities, three or four members of Parlia

cal controversy to-day.

A. The rationalistic "smooth bores" seem to be aimed ment, a Queen's counsel, and a half dozen magistrates.

chiefly, just now, at the doctrine of the inspiration of the During the Chautauqua Assembly of 1881 there were

Scriptures. held seven C. L. S. C. Round-Table conferences, two anni Q. What history of the United States is the best for the versary meetings, one conference of local circle conductors, general reader? one night vigil of the Class of 1882, and one camp fire, mak A. Ridpath's is good for the general reader. Bancroft's ing ten meetings in all, devoted exclusively to the interests

is the exhaustive work. of the Circle.

Q. Is it proper, (1) That cigars should be sold in hotels

or in stores on Sunday? (2) Is it proper for persons to visit Local circles will find a new department elsewhere in the postoffice on the Sabbath day for their mail? this number, which we shall continue through the volume. A. (1) Sometimes the guests of a hotel obtain cigars as It will be helpful to members who are not connected with they do their boarding, and pay for them on a week day. This the local circle, as well as to these organizations. Send us makes it difficult to prevent selling to this class of persons. reports of your work and you shall have a hearing.

But where a cigar store or stand is kept open, and a clerk is

present to conduct business, it is a violation of the Sunday The average attendance of the Sunday-schools throughout law, and in every such instance the law should be enforced. the United States is said to be eighty.

(2) We doubt the propriety of keeping a postoffice open on

the Lord's day, but since it is the custom in most places, Bishop H. W. Warren and Rev. Joseph Cook were in Eu we should say that no man ought to visit it for his business rope in August, and the Rev. J. M. Buckley, D. D., sailed mail, or, indeed, any other kind of mail. In cases of danlater for the same destination. All three were thus pre gerous sickness or death, the telegraph works quicker and vented from being at the Chautauqua meetings, where they as a rule is used in preference to the mail, so that no necesare always welcome, and popular on the platform as lec-sity exists for visiting the postoffice on the Sabbath day. turers or preachers.

Q. Can you suggest some method of abating the nuisance

to the traveling public on the cars, of having the contents Scribner's Monthly is to be known as The Century, after

of a news store, a confectionery store, and a fruit store October.

passed in review before each passenger every time he trav


A. This is a hard question. Traders and news dealers

pay the railroad companies big prices for their privileges, Q. I very much desire a full set of the ASSEMBLY DAILY but the traveler ought to be protected, since he pays for his HERALD for 1881. Can it be obtained ?

seat, and hence has a ght to rest from gr ly news A. Yes. Send for full sets of ASSEMBLY HERALD or agents and fruit venders. Already the law has been inlast year's CHAUTAUQUAN to the regular business address voked to suppress impure literature on some railways, and at Meadville, Pa.

we apprehend that if this trafficking can be proven to be a Q. What is there to be gained by discussion of woman's nuisance, (and on some roads that would be easy to do) it suffrage ?

then could be suppressed. A. Whatever light candid, sincere discussion throws

Q. Can one who has reached the meridian of life, and upon any subject. All such discussion is a search for truth. who has never had the habits of a student, learn as readily By discussion alone has every great issue been weighed and as one younger? tested, and finally determined, either for the negative or A. As a rule, probably not. The mind of a middle-aged affirmative.

man, though strengthened by years of experience and obQ. Will you please state what you regard the best means

servation, is not as receptive of things elementary, as when of destroying the evil of intemperance?

younger. He will find it more difficult, too, to form the habit A. (1) Positive teachings of its destructive effects on the of study than in youth. But the difference, whatever it soul, from the pulpit, in the Sunday-school, and in the home. may be, is too little to discourage a man however old, who (2) A clear and emphasized teaching of the destructive ef- desires to learn. The instances are numerous of those who fects of alcohol on the body in every grade of the week day had passed man's allotted “three score and ten," beginning schools, from the primary up to the university. Men will and mastering the most obstruse branches of human knowl

edge. A pound of will and purpose can be made to destroy our politics by Andrew Jackson, and adopted by the party a mountain of obstacle.

in power ever since, is one which has little to offer for real Q. In the article “Introduction to the Sciences,” page

manliness, qualifications, or worth. Good and worthy men, 361, May number, the sentence occurs, "But though air is a of necessity, are occasionally appointed to positions in the fluid it is not a liquid." I always supposed the two were civil service, but oftener the henchman, the loud-shouter at the same, and can find no material difference in Webster. Will you please explain?

the last election is the one preferred. The country is astir A. The term fluid includes both liquids and aeriform upon this matter, and we may look for something better. bodies. The latter are also called gases and vapors. In

A change must come, for a nation can not stand forever

under a system whose influences are debasing to her people. liquids the particles cohere so slightly that they move freely

Either the idea of our afflicted President that many more among themselves, as water. In the aeriform bodies they

of the offices should be made elective, or the English systend to separate and spread out indefinitely. All fluids not aeriform are liquids.

tem of competitive examinations, or both, will be ulti

mately adopted. Q. I would be very grateful to THE CHAUTAUQUAN if it would tell me how I can avoid getting "rusty" so soon in the studies I pursued in school only a few years ago. My

SPECIAL PROVIDENCE. languages, for instance. When I left school, I could translate Latin and German quite well, and Greek somewhat; In those who hold in the doctrine of the government of but now that my duties do not require Latin and Greek (I live on a farm) I am fast forgetting all I knew of them.

the world by God, there are two classes of views. The first What can I do to hold on to that which cost me much labor is that class who regard the government of this world as by and sacrifice ?

law. They say that God has given the natural laws-he A. We take special pleasure in answering the above sends his rain on the just and unjust. question. Our correspondent and a thousand others have There is a better doctrine than that, and it is that God felt the same disappointment, the same anxiety to know cares for you personally. Now we believe that in addition how such a result might be avoided. Two words, and two to this beautiful and wonderful law, that moves on majestialone, furnish, infallibly, a solution of the whole trouble-cally, there is yet a victory that is not to the strong, a race system and perseverance—system in the appropriation of that is not to the swift. There is a providence that comes to time each secular day, so much to Latin, so much to Greek, care for all the poor and weary, and all those who find themand so on, and a perseverance in the carrying out of the selves too weak to keep up in the struggle of life under genplan, which does not yield to a slight headache, a little in eral laws. digestion, an ill-humor, or anything. We speak advisedly A special providence does not mean a miracle. Some when we say that five minutes a day given to Latin, or any people cannot look at it in any other way, and expect to see language, will keep the "rust" from gathering, and will, we natural laws set aside so that the fire shall not burn and the believe, even enable the student to make some progress.

frost shall not bite. Q. My neighbor, a very good woman, is a believer in

My friends, God has a general law under this whole work. Mother Shipton and her prophecy, that the world will end He will fill the “barrel of meal" and the cruse of oil" by in 1881. I have tried to persuade her of the foolishness of the sunshine and the natural products as long as the earth her faith but she is evidently much influenced by her superstition. Can you suggest any way in which I can disabuse

is fertile, and when the supply fails he will find a way to her of this belief?

see that they are supplied. A. We can think of nothing better than an endeavor to

“Men write histories blinded to the future. They cannot show her the invalidity of Mother Shipton's claims as a

see the divine influences—the effect of their workings; but prophetess. Any one who presumes to foretell the time of the divine writers give us the biography of man, showing the end of the world does more than any of the inspired ones

the divine influence as well as the human." of the Scriptures attempt to do. The world may end this

The Lord does keep his people. “The angel of the Lord year, but if it does it will not heighten our respect for the

encampeth round his people and delivereth them.” How prophetical character of Mother Shipton or any other pre

does he do it? tender. If the aforesaid neighbor persists in her belief, we

Don't you know some time in your life if you only had trust our correspondent will try to have her adopt the spirit your wits about you the whole events of your life might of the Speaker of the Connecticut Legislature, who, when the have been changed? Under excitement you do not think. famous “dark day" of 1780 came on, while that body was

Now, what does the Christian religion do for any man in in session, said: “Let the candles be brought in. If this be

the hour of his need? Let him feel the burden upon him the Day of Judgment, I desire that the Judge may find me

and the force of temptation, and in that moment he lifts. at the post of duty.”

his eye, and lo! a light arises in the darkness and God is Q. Do you think that our civil service system is in any

with him, and he is calmed and kept supreme in this hour sense or degree responsible for the act of the assassin Gui

of severe trial. The better faculties of his mind are all held teau ?

alert and active, and he is delivered. A. Again and again throughout history have kings and There are some objections to this doctrine of special men in high places been struck down by the assassin. The providence. isolated fact that Guiteau attempted the life of President There is a man that is praying for rain and one praying for Garfield proves nothing but a fearful case of human deprav-dry weather. What kind of weather are we going to have? ity. But that for weeks and months he had been a beggar for Remember that the work of special providence is not office, pressing his claims on the ground of work done for special petting. the party, that he declared that his shooting of the Presi If a mother had a dozen children, and they should every dent was to remove a disharmony which was the out one come for a special thing, and the mother should try to growth of our civil service system, that the wretch him- gratify them all, I think that house would be a bedlam. self was become desperate over his fruitless efforts to ob But suppose she should try to do the very best thing for tain an office, and shot the President in his desperation, every child, and not try to gratify the whims, then that these facts fix the responsibility upon a civil service system home would be in perfect harmony. which furnishes a sphere for sach motives. The truth is That is the way God deals with us--not by special petting (and we may as well confess it, repent in tears and strike which does damage to others, but by trying to do the very for reform) that the civil service system introduced into best thing for all the world.Rev, C. N. Sims, D. D.


HE USEFUL AND AGREEABLE. about a third larger than the frog, and put him in the globe

with your pet. The prelude will, I confess, in most inBY PROF. FRANK BEARD.

stances, be a little tame. Mouse will scramble about, ut

terly ignoring Mr. Frog. He will prance about in an exA SAIL AT CHAUTAUQUA.

cited manner, and leap upon the back of froggy, who will Upon the bosom of the Lake

endure the insulting indifference and outrageous indigniThe moon was setting low,

ties like a martyr. He is at this stage the embodiment of Two people in a little boat Were sitting in a row.

humility. Even when the mouse, endeavoring to reach a And one was of the sterner sex,

high position, places his hind feet on each the frog's eyes, And at the stern sat he,

the eyes are simply closed, and the features of the frog asAnd stern the glances that he cast

sume an expression so meek that it ought to inherit the l'pon the scenery.

earth. But the interest increases in the second act. The Before him sat a maiden fair, With hair red from her birth;

frog's natural lymphatic temperament appears to be graduNo sweet perfume wafts from her locks,

ally overcome by his peculiar experience. His round, starNot a red scent are they worth.

ing, prominent eyes assume a more intelligent look, and his Upon the Lake no harsh wind blew,

features have a sort of inquiring expression. He stirs himNo blue was in the sky; The only blew that he could see

self a little, and, as his liveliness increases, bounces about in Was in the maiden's eye.

the circumscribed sphere in which he dwells, bangs his head And she was sucking gum drops sweet:

recklessly against the glass. He is actually getting mad. "What perfect silence, Sue,

"He raised not an arm, he defied not his foes, I almost hear the lilies bloom;"

While a leaf of the olive remained;
“And hear the gum drop, too."

Till goaded with insults, his spirits aryse,
It was the maiden spoke the last,

Like a long-baited lion unchained.'
And o'er young was she

Suddenly, if the spectator be in the right position, that is,
To ply the oar as she did;
"I owe 'er one,” said he.

if he happens to have a fore-shortened view in parallel per“Row carefully, my pretty one,

spective with the head of the frog, in facing the perspective The tide is running free;

plane-suddenly the frog seems transformed into a yawning Though as for me, what e'er betide,

red chasm. This, however, is an optical illusion, as the fact I would be tied to thee.

is he has only opened his mouth. This yawning chasm in“Alas! my locks are getting thin, As thin as tbin can be;

creases until there seems to be no room in the globe for anyFor thy sake, would I had 'em back-"

thing else. The mind of the spectator begins to get confused, "Take the oar locks," said she.

and his conceptions of space and relations confounded, and, Unrig your hat, my manly friend, For the wind is southerly;

before recovering from the natural astonishment of the ex" 'Neath a bare poll we'll scud along,

traordinary phenomena, the hind legs of the mouse are seer 'Tis the safe way,” said she.

wandering about in an aimless manner within the red cirHe made a niove to take her hand,

cle. Deeper and deeper they sink in the open abyss, but 'Twas done so carelessly

his fore legs are free, and his mouth is unfettered, and he The boat tipped over, and she said : "I'm all upset, you see.

seems to be awake to the emergency of the case. So he A tug boat came along and tugged,

claws and splashes, kicks and fights, endeavors to turn his And one pull brought them in,

head to bring his sharp teeth into use, but the frog sits For he was pulling on to her, And she pulled on to him.

firmly balanced on end, employing all four feet to the best But though he was a salesman bola

advantage, his fore feet grasping the mouse's body, while At the time my-tule begins,

his hind feet, with a rapid and vigorous succession of kicks, He was too weak to thread his way,

keep the mouse's head in a straight line, with the nose Or stand upon his pins.

pointing away. Further and further sinks the unfortunate “Pillow my head upon your breast, From pain 'twill give relief;")

mouse into the living grave. Now, only his shoulders are But a counterpane was in her heart

visible, and we say this is all-he must have touched bottom To bolster up her grief.

now. There is no use, Mr. Frog, you've done well, but an For she had been a chambermaid,

impossibility is an impossibility just the same; its your And handled many a sheet, B:ut this wet blanket to her strength

turn now, Mr. Mouse, you've a good brace for your hind Had used her up complete.

feet somewhere; you must have, in the nature of things.

But no; down he goes, shoulders, head, nose and all. The But they are hale and hearty now;

abyss has closed over him. A saintly smile spreads over the He hails her as kis queen, And she reigns mistress of his heart,

hypocritical frog, and although there are apparent spasmodic And all is now serene.

throbs discernible about the sides and body of Mr. Frog, it

doesn't seem like a "wave of trouble across his peaceful A FROG AND A MOUSE.

breast;" on the other hand, he appears to enjoy it. This

settles it for a month or so. Let me recommend this experiIf you want to have some innocent—that is to say, ment to any who are longing for excitement. It will do some comparatively innocent fun, procure a large frog, and you good, for there are morals to be drawn from it too nuplace him in a glass globe partly filled with water. Frogs merous for mention—the final success of perseverance, etc., are very nice pets; they are not expensive, and it don't cost and if you are troubled with skeptical doubts about Jonah's much to keep them. They are not very particular about abode, one exhibition of this sort will be enough to estabwhat they eat or when they eat it. You can leave your pet frog lish your faith. in some water and go away and spend the summer, and find him as lively as ever on your return, and ready to eat al

Our thoughts are children of the brain,

That often come when least expected; most anything. Then is the time to have a little scientific

Alas! they seldom long remain, enjoyment in the study of natural history.

What you

Unless with clothing they're protected. want to do then is to catch a live mouse. Of course it is

Let it become our highest aim

To clothe them as we ought, easier to catch a dead one, but the live mouse will give you

For we often win a greater fame a more interesting season. Therefore, catch a live mouse

For the dressing than the thought.





CHAUTAUQUA CHILDREN'S CLASS N. Y.; Anna M. Stevens, 1806 E. 3d street, Dayton, Ohio; OF 1881.

Leonard N. White, Fredonia, N. Y.


Grace Barrett, Titusville, Pa.; Martha J. Colburn, JamesFirst.-Clara J. Blake, Rochester, Minn.

town, N. Y.; Mary Edwards, Clarion, Pa.; Aniemay Field, Second.-Elizabeth B. Doren, Dayton, Ohio.

44 Maple street, Cleveland, Ohio; Minnie Geuske, DunThird.-Willa H. Spillard, Cincinnati, Ohio.

kirk, N. Y.; Morie C. Green, Sherman, Chautauqua county,

N. Y.; Elijah G. Harris, Box 525, Buffalo, N. Y.; Jennie SPECIAL HONORABLE MENTION.

Harton, Box 406, Titusville, Pa.; Nellie F. Merriam, KinJessie Gilman, Bradford, Pa.

zua, Warren county, Pa.; Grant S. Metcalf, Mineral Ridge, Anna L. Sullivan, Miles' Grove, Pa.

Ohio; Edith Olds, North Evans, Erie county, N. Y.; John Carrie E. Clark, Ridgway, Pa.

H. Pierce, care of W. H. Westcott, Holly, Orleans county,
N. Y.; Carrie E. Rice, Ellington, Chautauqua county, N.

Y.; Rosa L. Smith, Waterford, Erie county, Pa.; Emma E.
Sue L. Barnitz, 95 15th St., Wheeling, W. Va.; Henry Stevenson, Leeville, Carroll county, Ohio; Mary B. War-
M. Barrett, Titusville, Pa.; Clara J. Black, Rochester, ner, Espyville, Crawford county, Pa.; Hattie Wilson, Ship-
Minn.; Carrie E. Clark, Ridgway, Elk county, Pa.; Nell penville, Clarion county, Pa.
A. Clark, Union City, Erie county, Pa.; Elizabeth B. Doren,
232 Jackson St., Dayton, O.; Emma Espy, Sheakleyville, William M. Bennett, Jubilee Hall, Nashville, Tenn.;
Mercer county, Pa.; Jessie Gilman, Bradford, McKean Mamie A. Bidwell, Hockanum, Conn.; Carrie M. Dixon,
county, Pa.; Florence A. Jones, Greenfield, Erie county, Box 213, Titusville, Pa.; M. Edith Dorn, Watt's Flats,
Pa.; Morris B. Jones, Greenfield, Erie county, Pa.; Jessie Chautauqua county, N. Y.; Charlie Garnett, Rockland,
W. Maitland, Rockland, Venango county, Pa.; Blanche L. Venango county, Pa.; Jennie Garnett, Rockland, Venango
Palmer, Stedman, Chautauqua county, N. Y.; Hattie M. county, Pa.; Inez Harris, Bradford, Pa.; Leona Hope,
Parks, Chautauqua, Chautauqua county, N. Y.; Sammie Meadville, Pa.; Dewitt C. Sixby, Mayville, N. Y.; Edward
Peaseley, Pleasantville, Venango county, Pa.; Maud M. S. Smith, Warren, Ohio; Gertie E. Wallace, Mill Village,
Pollock, box 103, Union City, Pa.; Willa H. Spillard, Cum Erie county, Pa.; Ella A. Wilson, Chautauqua, N. Y.
minsville Station, Cincinnati, Ohio; Marion I. Springer,

FOURTH GRADE. South Oil City, Pa.; Anna L. Sullivan, Miles' Grove, Erie Mary A. Arter, 39 Sibley street, Cleveland, Ohio: Allie county, Pa.; May Thompson, Marysville, Union county, o. Barry, Syndonville, Orleans county, N. Y.; Oliver J. BenB.

nett, Jubilee Hall, Nashville, Tenn.; Emma L. Bowden, John Bethune, Knox P. O., Clarion county, Pa.; Charlie York, Livingston county, N. Y.; Harry Clark, Orangeville, S. Evans, Tidioute, Warren county, Pa.; Orsa Fritts, Ohio; Willie J. Cooper, Ellington, Chautauqua county, Wattsburg, Erie county, Pa.; Ella Grady, Box 307, Titus N. Y.; Frances Guignon, Sugar Grove, Warren county, Pa.; ville, Pa.; Charlie A. Harris, 530 South Division street,

Willie D. Perkins, Box 1141, Bradford, Pa.; Ann Williams, Buffalo, N. Y.; Almira Jones, Greenfield, Erie county, Pa.: Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Glennie E. Smith, Columbus, Pa.; Eva N. Taggart, East Palestine, Ohio; Maggie T. Turrill, Cumminsville Station, INTERMEDIATE CLASS, 1881. Cincinnati, Ohio; Anna J. Whipple, Saegertown, Crawford county, Pa.; Mattie W. Wilcox, Chautauqua, N. Y.; Oley

PRIZE PUPILS. B. Wright, Freehold, Warren county, Pa.

1. Miss Esther A. Barnes, Tallmadge, Ohio, (teacher, C.

Congregational). Amy M. Bussey, Sharon, Mercer county, Pa.; Frank E.

2. Miss Christie B. Welliver, Bloomsburg, Pa., (teacher, Chidester, Corry, Erie county, Pa.; Helen Irwin, Pleasant

Baptist). ville, Pa.; Lura Lobaugh, Elmwood, Peoria county, Ill.;

3. G. D. Marsh, Cochranton, Pa., (teacher, Baptist). Frederic V. Massey, 753 Euclid avenue, Cleveland, Ohio; Camilla McGuire, Cumminsville Station, Cincinnati, Ohio;

1. Miss Bertha M. Hanson, Milwaukee, Wis., (scholar, Mary A. Sixhy, Mayville, Chautauqua county, N. Y.


2. Miss Amelia Currie, East Carleton, N. Y., (MethoA.

dist Episcopal). Mary. E. Bray, Parker City, Pa.; Mary L. Brown, 104

3. Mrs. E. C. Lambert, Jacksonville, Ill., (primary South Forty-second street, Philadelphia, Pa.; Lela M. Brown,

teacher, Methodist Episcopal). Brighton, Ill. ; Myrtle Cone, Panama, Chautauqua county,

4. Miss Florence L. Turrill, Cincinnati, Ohio, (primary N. Y.; Lena D. Donaldson, Akron, Ohio; Kittie W.

teacher, Presbyterian), Elliott, East Titusville, Pa.; Dora Jackson, Hinsdale, N.

5. Miss Florence A. Sullivan, Miles Grove, Pa., (scholar, Y.; Blanche Jackson, Hinsdale, N. Y.; Jessie M. Manley,

Methodist Episcopal). Panama, N. Y.; Eddie J. Mueller, Williamsville, Erie

REMAINING GRADUATES. county, Pa.; Frank J. Peck, box 577, Warren, Ohio; Flora J. Plimpton, Newark, Wayne county, N. Y.; Cornelia G.

Miss Addie M. Benedict, Jamestown, N. Y., (scholar, Smith, Warren, Ohio; Henry Sperry, Sherman, N. Y.;

Methodist Episcopal); Rev. J. W. Best, West Beaver, Ohio, Oliver E. Taylor, Sidney, Ohio; Adda Thompson, Foster (teacher, United Presbyterian); Miss Ella Bucks, Naples, Brook, McKean county, N. Y.; Laura L. Whipple, Saeger N. Y., (scholar, Methodist Episcopal); William H. Butler, town, Crawford county, Pa.; Georgie L. White, Fredonia,

Andover, Mass., (scholar, Presbyterian); Miss Martha J. N. Y.

Cartmell, Hamilton, Canada, (teacher, Methodist EpiscoB.

pal); Simeon B. Chase, Great Bend, Pa., (superintendent, Lidie Barnitz, No. 95 15th street, Wheeling, W. Va.; Presbyterian); Miss Mina B. Colburn, Jamestown, N. Y., Mary E. Bennett, Jubilee Hall, Nashville, Tenn.; Nelson (scholar, Methodist Episcopal); Mrs. J. G. Doren, Dayton, W. Butler, Olean, N. Y.; Daisy Doren, Dayton, Ohio; Clin Ohio, (Methodist Episcopal); Miss Lottie A. Dunham, ton Elwell, Newark Valley, Tioga county, N. Y.; Jennie Warren, Pa., (primary teacher, Methodist Episcopal); Miss Johnson, Burton, Ohio; Frank ('. Perkins, Box 8, Dunkirk, | Hattie M. Ensign, Madison, Ohio, (scholar, Congrega

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tional); Miss Lena E. Faulds, Bloomsburg, Pa., (teacher, and his style is far from perfect, but the volume is readable
Methodist Episcopal); Miss E. Etta Fisher, Corry, Pa., and valuable. He shows us the advantages of Chinese labor
(scholar, Methodist Episcopal); Miss Emma Given, in railroad building, in reclaiming swamp lands, in mining,
Toronto, Ohio, (teacher, United Presbyterian); Miss Rebecca in farming, in fruit culture, in manufacturing, and in various
M. Green, Fredonia, N. Y., (teacher, Methodist Episcopal); other industries. They are faithful and honest laborers.
Miss Cora Howe, Spartansburg, Pa., (teacher, Methodist They are good domestic servants. They do not antagonize,
Episcopal); Miss Altie Jackson, Hinsdale, N. Y., (teacher, but rather supplement white labor. They add to the
Methodist Episcopal); Miss Vena Jackson, Hinsdale, N. wealth of the country. They have vices, but their vices
Y., (scholar, Methodist Episcopal); Miss Carrie Kellogg, are less dangerous than the vices of the white people of
Gowanda, N. Y., (organist, Methodist Episcopal); Miss California. They are intelligent, frugal, industrious and
Anna A. Ladd, Wattsburg, Pa., (scholar, Presbyterian); peaceful. It is to be hoped that Mr. Seward's discussion
Mrs. F. Addie Martin, Waynesburg, Pa., (teacher, Metho- of this subject will dispel many unwarranted charges
dist Episcopal); Miss Fannie A. Marsh, Union City, Pa., which have been made against this class of immigrants.
(teacher, United Presbyterian); Miss Mary F. McIntire, We might mention some other nations who send to our
Delaware, Ohio, (teacher, Methodist Episcopal); Mrs. shores a more dangerous element than the Chinese.
Euphemia S. McLane, West Point, Ohio, (teacher, United There are comparatively few original contributions to any
Presbyterian); Mrs. R. E. Morrison, Indianapolis, Ind., science. Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, Malthus' Essay
(teacher, Presbyterian); Mrs. L. H. Murdough, Mansfield, on Population, Ricardo's Rent, and perhaps two or three
Pa.; Mrs. D. D. Pickett, Ravenna, Ohio, (primary teacher, others, are the only real additions to political economy.
Congregational); John R. Schooley, Everett, Pa., (teacher, There are many other works, but they are only explanations,
Methodist Episcopal); Miss Jennie C. Schooley, Everett, commentaries, dilutions of these original works. “Prog-
Pa., (scholar, Methodist Episcopal); Miss Amanda M. ress and Poverty,” by Henry George, an American writer,
Simpson, Mainesburg, Pa., (Presbyterian); Mrs. Willa H. we must place alongside of the works of Adam Smith, Mal- .
Spillard, Cincinnati, Ohio, (scholar, Presbyterian); Mrs. M. thus, and Ricardo, as evidencing originality, if not real
P. St. John, Madison, Ohio, (primary teacher, Presby- genius.3 Mr. George is a bold thinker.

We admire his auterian); Miss Eva N. Taggart, East Palestine, Ohio, dacity if we cannot accept his startling and revolutionary (scholar, United Presbyterian); Miss Clara Taylor, Chau conclusions. His book should be read hard or not at all. tauqua, N. Y.; Miss Ida Van Camp, Angola, N. Y., (scholar, It is a valuable contribution to political science, as it more Congregational); Mrs. A. F. Wait, Ravenna, Ohio, (teacher, than once pioneers new paths. Congregational).

(1) On the Threshold. By Theodore T. Munger. Boston: HoughBOOK NOTICES.

ton, Mifflin & Co., 1881.

(2) Chinese Immigration, in its social and economical aspects. By Any book which will direct the attention of young

George F. Seward, late United States Minister to China. New York; men to the true, grand mission of life, the enthronement of

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. the divine in their souls, is a good book. The young man

(3) Progress and Poverty: an inquiry into the cause of industrial should early learn to honor himself, know his power, and

depressions, and of increase of want and increase of wealth. The

Remedy, by Henry George. New York; D. Appleton & Co., 1881. recognize his duty. He should early form high and noble

750. purposes, and, husbanding all his resources, use himself to the very best possible advantage. He needs manliness, TEN IMPORTANT EVENTS. self-reliance, courage, and faith. He should be gentlemanly, diligent, kind, thrifty, guileless, and possess "high thoughts seated in a heart of courtesy.” The essays of Mr. Munger,

The committee appointed to decide concerning the prizes though not equaling those of Emerson on similar themes,

to be awarded the author of the best statement cencerning are brave, hopeful, and helpful. In these he discusses in

the ten important events in the history of the world, gave choice language, "purpose, friends, and companions, man

the prize to Rev. S. J. M. Eaton, D. D., pastor of the Presners, thrift, self-reliance, and courage, health, reading. byterian church, at Franklin, Pa. The following are the ten amusements, and faith.” The book is well worth reading.

events of that paper: 1. Founding of the Greek Empire. Its object is good, its tone healthful. If our young men

2. Founding of the Roman Empire. 3. Life and Work of

Christ. would profit by its bints, the coming generation would

4. Rise of Mohammedanism. 5. Invention of bless their memory.

Printing. 6. Invention of the Mariner's Compass. 7. DisIn June, 1880, there were 105,418 Chinese in the United

covery of America. 8. Translation of the Bible into Eng

lish. 9. The Great Reformation. 10. Rise of the AmeriStates, 75,025 of whom were in California. The Chinese are the laborers of the world. Their history in this country

can Republic. does not belie their reputation. The discussion which has arisen on the Chinese problem is a sad commentary on

CHAUTAUQUA PERIODICALS. either the head or the heart of those who have cried out against them. George F. Seward, late United States Minister to China, gives us a book of facts and figures” which

From October 1, 1881, in clubs of five or more ought to convince us that the Chinese have blessed rather at one time, we will send "The Chautauquan" for than cursed our land. In his extensive investigations and

1881-82, at $1.35 each. studies, he has been convinced that “the Chinese have been of great service to the people of the Pacific

"The Chautauquan' for 1880-81, and Assembly coast; that they are still needed there, but in a less im- Daily Herald for season of 1881, $1.65. portant measure; that the objections which have been advanced against them are in the main unwarranted; and

"The Chautauquan" for 1881-82, and Assembly that the minor evils incident to their presence may be Daily Herald for season of 1881, $2.25. readily abated under existing treaties, and within the lines of ordinary legislation.” These positions Mr. Seward

Full sets of the Assembly Daily Herald for seamaintains by powerful arguments. He writes as a partizan, son of '81, $1.00.

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