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CHURCH SOCIETIES AND COMMITTEES.
Com. on Membership and Discipline-The Pastor
and Deacons. and Dr. S. Haskell.
Jacobus and Snauble.
Com, on Building and Grounds Brethren Chute,
B. Dodsley, G. Feiner.
Com. on Music-The Trustees.
and a half of the present pastorate.
The Ladies' Society.
The president of the Ladies' Society desires to thank its members most heartily in behalf of the church for their ready co-operation in all work of the society.
There are many who have faithfully responded to the calls made their time for many years past. A number of such good helpers, we regret to say, have left us to make their homes in other places, and some have been removed by death. The president therefore most earnestly invites and entreats all new-comers to join the society and so help advance the work and sociability of
AT a business meeting of the sowork of all the evangelical churches ciety held in August it was decided in Ann Arbor. There have been to have during the year six gatherone hundred additions by baptism, ings for social purposes. Commit
Ushers-Brethren Snauble, Feiner, Goodyear, letter and and experience to the tees have been appointed for each
Dowdigan, Taft and Gay.
res. Mrs. Sellin, Mission Society-Mrs. Carman, Ladies Home Mission Society-Mrs. Stevens,
Pres.; Mrs. H. M. Doig, Sec.
Lad es' Society-Mrs. Nowland, Pres.
Young Peoples' Society-Mr. O. L. Miller, Pres.
SCHEDULE OF BENEVOLENT CONTRIBUTIONS.
Second Sunday in June subscription for Min ister's Home, payable first Sunday in July. Second Sunday in September, subscriptions for State Missions, payable first Sunday in October Second Sunday in November, subscription for Home Missions, payable second Sunday in De cember.
membership of our church during
Foreign Missions, payable second Sunday in and the indications are excellent for
Second Sunday in January, subscription for February.
Second Sunday in March, subscriptions for Ministerial Education, payable second Sunday in April.
Last Sunday in each Month, collection for expenses of the Sunday School.
an increased interest.
The additions since the issue of
By Baptism-Mr. John Barrow,
7 Elizabeth St.; Miss Jennie Sharp,
entertainment, each committee con-
Religious Work Among the
The Student's Christian Association of the University held an eight days series of meetings in November conducted by Mr. S. M. Sayford, the college evangelist.
is hoped that by them the way has been prepared for special religious work this winter. In our own church four from our student's list
By Letter-Mrs. C. A. Wright, have already been baptised this fall 30 Jefferson St.; Miss Flora M. Pot- and others have professed converter, 22 S. Fifth St.; Mrs. C. A. sion. Of the names included in this Lautz, 17 N. State St.; Mr. Eugenias year's and last year's student's regHodge, 36 Thompson St.; Mrs. Abi-isters fourteen have been baptized gail Hodge, 36 Thompson St. since September, 1888.
THE natives of Damascus call drunkenness "the English disease." New York has forty Hebrew millionaires; the richest of them is worth $8,000,000.
$100,000 was spent in flowers to decorate the churches in New York City on Easter.
IN 1788 there were 37,000,000 Protestants in the world; there are now 134,000,000.
LOS ANGELES PRESBYTERY has organized three churches and built eight during the past six months.
SOCIAL statistics in Scotland show that every night in the year 30,000 persons in Glasgow go to bed drunk. THE Methodists of Montreal are building a church at a cost of $300,000, which, it is said, will be the finest Methodist church in the world. Ar the present time there are, in round numbers, about half a million Protestant Christians in India. Onehalf of these are comparatively re
WHILE the Dakota Indians were
POPE LEO XIII. derives his revesavages it cost the Government $1,- nue from three sources. One is the 848,000 to take care of them seven interest of the vast sum left by Pius years. The cost after their conver- IX. in the pontifical treasury, insion for the same length of time vested chiefly in English consols. was $120,000, a difference of $1,728,- This interest amounts to $625,000 a 000 in favor of Christianity. year. Another source is the Peter's TWENTY-SEVEN archbishops and pence contribution, which in spite bishops who are in attendance at the of the very great reduction in late Catholic Congress, in Madrid, paid years, averages about $115,000 ana visit to the Queen Regent Chris- nually. The third source is the tina. The object of the visit was to show that the prelates were not in sympathy with the Carlists.
Apostolic Chancery, the receipts of
The entire annual income of Leo
THE latest statistics of the China missions, carefully collated, are: total of foreign missionaries-men, wives and unmarried women-1,123, an increase of 93; native ordained FOR Spain there are at least 112 ministers, 162; unordained native chapels or halls in which Protestant helpers, 1,278; communicants, 34,- services are held. The Protestant 555, an increase of 2,295; pupils in pastors number fifty-six, of whom schools, 14,817, an increase of 1,140; thirty-six are native Spaniards and contributions by native churches, twenty are foreigners, while the $44,173, an increase of $5,936. native evangelists at work number Statistics of the Mormon Church, thirty-five. The aggregate attendshow these figures: Twelve apostles, ance at these Protestant places of seventy patriarchs, 3,719 high worship is 9,194; the communicants priests, 11,805 elders, 2,069 priests, number 3,442; while the contribuDURING 1888 there were 92,068 2,592 teachers, 11,610 deacons, 81,- tions of the native churches reached emigrants to one province in Brazil, 899 families, 115,915 officers and last year the sum of $3,500. In con
mostly Italians. It is said the emperor's daughter, who is the actual ruler, favors Italian emigration.
Ir is estimated that in Paris 50,000 persons who formerly were freethinkers and indifferent to their religious interests, are under gospel influence through the M'All Mission.
members and 49,302 children under nection with the Protestant places
The sale of all intoxicating liquors THE London Missionary Society, as a beverage became unlawful in with only thirty English missionaries Iowa, July 4, 1884. Since that time at Madagascar, reports the astound- one line of policy has been by the ing number of 828 native ordained state continuously pursued. Let us ministers and 4,395 native preachers, look at some of the results: In Iowa with 61,000 church members and there are 99 counties. From 83 of 230,000 "adherents." these the saloon is entirely gone. Ir is only twenty-five years since From 73 counties where no saloon the Rev. C. M. Williams, now bishop exists, there is shown to have been of Yedo, erected the first Protestant in the last year a decrease in crimiTHERE is more power to sanctify, Christian church in Japan. At the nal expenses, varying from 20 to 60 elevate, strengthen and cheer, in the From 75 counties there is present time there are no less than per cent. shown to be a decrease in the conword Jesus-"Jehovah, Savior"ninety-two churches and chapels in sumption of liquors varying from 25 than in all the utterances of man the city of Tokio alone. to 70 per cent. since the world began.
has been making some original investigations which conclusively show that science and learning are especially indebted to the sons of clergymen. As he claims, "in clerical families, their manner of life, their quiet regularity, their residence largely in the country, their wise
parental counsels, the absence of
and Bentham. In the field of liter- He could live in Protestant England The French scientist, DeCandolle, ature, ministers' sons have been nu- and be safe as to his person, but he merous and notable, as witness could wield no power, religious or Swift, Lockhart, Sterne, Hazlitt, political. The United States come Thackeray, Bancroft, Emerson, the nearest to offering what the Holmes, Kingsley and Matthew Pope most needs, and it will not be Arnold. There may be included as greatly surprising if within the architects, Sir Christopher Wren; next few years this will be the headas artists, Sir Joshua Reynolds, quarters of the great church, even and among heroic characters, Lord if the next Pope should not be an Nelson. Nor are the daughters of American. Of course our polvarious causes of dissipation, the clergymen overlooked, since in this iticians would be accused of sublist are mentioned Mdme Trollope, serviency to the Pope, and his holihabitual vigilance of the father, and his domestic example of study, surMrs. Barbauld, Jane Taylor, Eliza- ness would be charged with dictating beth Carter, the Brontes, and Mrs. the policy of the Nation; but all passing the advantages of other Stowe. Critics who have delighted this would be only talk, and matters families, give all the greater force to the transmission of faculties ap-lander that the sons of ministers they are going now. in giving currency to the exploded would move along in fact about as It is apparent propriate to the cultivation of the sciences." Good testimony from an turn out badly will find some whole- that the Pope must depart from independent source and a keen ob- some information in this learned Rome and Italy to find freedom and Frenchman's discoveries.-Presbyte- regain anything of his political server. De Candolle affirms that rian Witness. power, and the most likely place for the sons of clergymen have actually him to go to is America, where he out-numbered for two hundred It comes again that the Pope conyears, in their contributions to the templates a departure from Rome, can be more secure than anywhere roll of eminent scientists, any other he having intimated as much to the else on the globe.--Salt Lake Herald. class of families, not excepting Spanish ambassador. It is also said "THE bow that is continually bent those of the directly scientific pro that arrangements for a place of loses its spring." Without the obfessions-physicians, surgeons and refuge have been completed. There servance of Sunday the monotony chemists. Among the sons of pas- are but two countries on the of toil is not broken, and there can tors who were distinguished as scient- globe where the Pope can find not be adequate rest. The speed of ists and scholars, are Agassiz, Ber- protection and anything like peace, labor slackens and the power of enzelius, Boerhaave, Encke, Euler, and there is a doubt as to one of durance is weakened. The body or Linnæus, Olders, and a host of oth- these. We refer to Spain and the brain becomes diseased and usefulThe former is ers. Among historians and philoso- United States. ness is impaired or entirely destroyed. phers, he cites Hallam, Hobbes, Em- thoroughly Roman Catholic, and on With the weekly rest day properly erson, Sismondi, and a long list of that score his holiness might find it observed, man may do his share of equally great names. The opportu- more agreeable to reside there; but the labor of life and not suffer. It nity for sons to follow their father's Spain is one of the second-rate is chiefly this physiological and calling, he claims, makes divinity powers, and it is questionable if she arithmetical fact upon which conspicuously hereditary, in such could afford the Pope the protection must base our argument for the noteworthy pulpit lights and he might require in the event that observance of a rest-day. We may writers as Jonathan Edwards, he should undertake to plot and insist that only when it is observed Archbishop Whately, Robert scheme against Humbert and the as a day of actual rest will the good Hall, Lightfoot, the Wesleys, secular goverment of Italy, as he results follow. For if it is made a Lowth, Stillingfleet, the Beechers naturally would do. Spain is in no day of dissipation there follows inand Spurgeons. Among the emi-condition to incur the enmity of any variably a blue Monday—an unnent sons of ministers, De Candolle of the great powers, much less of profitable day. names, of poets, Young, Cowper, her neighbor Italy, which is making Let Christians set the example by Thompson, Coleridge, Montgomery, such rapid strides to greatness. avoiding the very appearance of Heber, Tennyson, Lowell and others. The Pope would not be tolerated in evil. Neither buy nor sell, nor Then as the distinguished lights in Germany. It would be dangerous spend the day picnicking; but as becomes those who love the Lord, intellectual philosophy, there are for him in infidel, revolutionary and ever rejoice in the sacred memsuch sons as Dugald, Stewart, Cud- France, and his residence there, ories that hallow His resurrection worth, Reid, Brown, Abercrombie, would also be dangerous to France. day.
Oft in the sad and stilly hour
No doubt or fear can dim my sight
I may be sick and weak and faint,
His banner over me is Love."
And He can soothe and He can heal,
God can afford to wait; why cannot we, since we have Him to fall back upon?
I saw the proprietor of a large garden stand at his fence and call over a poor neighbor.
"Would you like some grapes ?" "Yes, and very thankful to you," was the ready answer.
At last he comes to me-how richly
A Kind Voice.
ness, Elihu Burritt once remarked of
tively forbidding the employment
In speaking of the power of kind- ductive industry, and the persons
"There is no power of love so hard to get and keep as a kind voice. A kind hand is deaf and dumb. It may be rough in flesh and blood, yet do the work of a soft heart, and do it with a soft touch. But there is no one thing that love so much needs as a sweet voice to tell what
it means and feels; and it is hard to get and keep in the right tone. One must start in youth, and be on the "Well, then, bring your basket." watch night and day, at work and The basket was quickly brought play, to get and keep a voice that and handed over the fence. The shall speak at all times the thoughts owner took it and disappeared among of a kind heart. It is often in youth the vines; but I marked that he was that one gets a voice or tone that is depositing in it all the while rich sharp, and it sticks to him through and various clusters from the fruit-life, and stirs up the ill-will and ful labyrinth in which he had hid himself. The woman stood at the fence the meanwhile quiet and hopeful. At length he reappeared with a well-replenished basket, saying, "I have made you wait a good while; but, you know, the longer you have to wait, the more grapes."
grief, and falls like a drop of gall
A kind voice
is to the heart what light is to the
It is so, thought I, with the Proprietor of all things. He says so to me, and to all, "What shall I give THE German Government is makthee? What shall I do for thee? ing a serious effort to decrease the Ask, and thou shalt receive." So I number of children employed in the
bring my empty vessel-my needy but capacious soul. He disappears. I am not always so patient and trustful as the poor woman. Sometimes
the rum traffic undoubtedly is chiefly responsible for the presence of children in the industrial field. The child is driven to work because rum
has disabled the father who should
maintain it, or else because the rum
traffic has increased taxes and the
labor when they ought to be at play
empire, and simultaneously move-
law has gone into operation posi-