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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 1849-1938, October 30, 1887, Image 11

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THE BROOKLYN BAIL FBAY, OCTOBER 30, m l . 3ITY PASTORS AND PEOPLE fhe New St. Augustine’s ChuTch. on Prospect Hill. $350,000 Enterprise About to be Bceun by Enther McCarty — SIoTcraents Ainons the A'arloos IlellRlous Societies of Brookij'n. F r o m th e p r e s e n t ou tlook thero is very little langer that Brooklyn will over rlRhtfuUy lose her title of “ City of Churches.” No soouor it one mag- nlQceat siructuro corniileted than another one, equally as srnnd, If not Biirpasslng that of the other, is begun. A mammoth church enterprise, InTolving over J 250 , 000 , is about to be etartcJ on Prospect Hill. St. Augnstino’s I.onian Catholic Church, Fifth avonuo, corner of Bergen etreet, of which the Ilev. Edward W. McCarty Is pastor, dis­ posed ot thoir present p roperty to the olovatod rail­ road company recently, and have Just purshased the ImmonBo vacant lot bounded by Sistb avoaue, I’ark placo and .Stirling place, the dimensions of which aro 200 feet an Sixth avonuo, 105 feet on Pork place and 265 foot on Stirling place. St. Augusllno’s paid K)0,000 cash for this property. It Is Intended to build tUoreon ono of the flneat church odillces In the city. Ground will be broken next Sunday and work will be begun at once and pushed forward as rapidly as possible. Tbo exact plan of tbo church has not yot beon decided upon. Several arcliitects have already been liiTiwd to compote for the contract. Tbo Intention of Fothor McCarty l.s to build a oburcli, parochial hou.so and sohool and possibly a chapel on the now site. The church edilice proper, U Is bollovod, will not cost far front fl50,000. There will be m any now features Intro­ duced aud the latest and briglttof.t Ideas in chitrcit a r c h i t e c t u r e will be brouglit out. Tho intention Is tocomitloto tho work In two years. St. AngustlnO s Church was organised in 1873 and Is m ade up from llio nelglihoflug parishes of St. Joseph, Our l.ady of Mercy, .Star of tho Sea aud St. Johii B. Bishop Loughlin appointed tho Itov. L. J. Rhadigan to take charge of St. Augustlno’s, Tho parish lim its at that Unto wore Third, Carlton and Atlantic avenues aud Xliith street. To-day the lim its aro Third, Carlton and Atlan. tic UVC1U103 and Berkeley place. Tlie ctmrch and parochial liouso was built at a cost of $.50,000. Tho prosout church was ultim ately Inieudod for a Bohocl and a now odltloo was to bo oroctod on the vacitut lot when tbo society bocanio able. There are occasions when necessary delays aro for tbo beat Interests of those concoriiod, and tho d elay in completing Su Augustino’e i.s a striking example. Now they have been able to dispose of thoir proper­ ty, which it Is doublful if tbey could have done bad they built a largo chuicit In aocordaneo wltn their Brst intention. The result Is that they oro now privileged to remove to a much more desirable location and to erect a church of more modern iilcas. FatherM cCarty took charge of St. Auguatine'a in 1870. Uo had previously boon aasiataut to Father Fraualoll, a t SL Peter’s, having ebargo of tbo h ospi­ tal and school, and beloro th a t Usno was for two years at the Church of tho Visitation. When he be­ came pastor of SU Augustino's an indobtednoss of $45.01)0 clouded the pariah. Four years ago ho suc- eeodod lu removing the ontiro incum brance. Since then the mem bers of the parish have beon bending their energies toward accum u lating fundi for the event about to take nlaco. F a ther McCarty was born within a stone's throw of his parish, Just forty years ago yesterday, llo Is ono of tbo slrongesT, most active and most popular priests with his p»o- plo lu the diocese. IIo was educated at St. Frauci.s Xavier's College, Sixteenth street, Now Tork, aud at Niagara Falls. He Is Just now taking a census ot his pariah, aud eslimatos tbo total num b er a t 3,000. Tbo Kov. Morris W. Prlnco, who was called to tho pastorate of the Nostrand avenue M. E. Church last Spring, I s a gonial, good looking m an, wlUi unnf- 'octBil m anners, aud would bo a p t to Improsa ono as i shrewd inotropolllan business m an, which ho never was and probably never will be. He camo boro from Stamford, Conn. Now England has beon bis field of labor during most of bla p astoral career. Before entering tb-j ministry Mr. Prince devoted blmsolf to educational matters. He has spent a m altitudo of doligbtful days la this work. From the hutnblo m aster of a di.strict school he rose to the dignified position of p resident of a college. Perhaps (me feature which m arks his associations in educa­ tional affairs ii his peculiar fondness for young people. He Is active aud onrnost In his work, and In tho pulpit proaohos from m anuscript. Tho congre­ gation Is pleased with him and Is growing lu strength of nurabors. During tho Sum tner $4,000 was spent in exterior and iutorior iraprovomenta on the church. It Is said that tho people aro much disappointed in the frescoing and aro determ ined to havo U done again next year. The congregation avorages about 1,000. Next .Sunday oveuing Mr. Priiico will begin a .series of lectures to young men, drawing Ulnsiratious from prom inent Bible chatac- tora 'j'bo Cliautauqua circle connected with tho church gave a pleasant ontortalnm ont on Monday ovoning. Tho Bov. Dr. J. II. Vincont, tho chancellor of tlie Chautau(}ua University, gave an Interesting discourse on \ Chautauqua Education.” St. Michael's Chapel, North Fifth street, n ear Bed­ ford avenue, in cliargo of tho Rev. Dr, Darlington, of Christ Church, is prospering greatly in Us finances. Last year, a t tho flr.st of its establishm ent as an organized mission of tho Episcopal Church, tliree lots, 75x100 foot, with a largo fram e church edlllce, wore purchased, thoroughly ropairod and fully furnished with cushions, boll, Sunday school library, sacram ental vessels and altar furnlehlngs. 'I'hls p ast month tw'j houses have been purchased on North E'ourth street, immedlatoly In the r e a r ot of tbo church and connecting with the ground al­ ready owned. The larger of these dwellings con­ tains twelve rooms and tho sm a ller six, tho iuton- tion being that ono shall bo nsud as a rectory for the missionary to bo appointed and the otfier for a deaconosses’ house, where consecrated women, who are ready to give up thoir lives to nursing, helping and Tlfltlng tbo poor of this section of tho city, may be provided with a comfortable home. The bishop having recently appointed an arch deacon to super­ intend mission work in Brooklyn, St. Michael's will soon bo passed over to Arch Doatcon Stovoua for his future caro and oversight. Rov. Dr. Bohronds, of the Central Congregational Church, preached the sormon at tho a n n u a l meet­ ing ot tho American Missionary Association In Fortland, Me., on Tuesday ovoning lasu To-day, by special invitation, ho will preach in tho chapel of the Vassar College at Poughkeepsie, and lits pulpit will bo supplied by Ilov. Jam es Powell, D. D,, ono of the secrotarioa of tho -Vraorlcan Mis­ sionary Assoclallon. Dr. Bohronds will resum e his interesting and instructive lectures on tho .Miracles next Sunday ovoning, when ho will answer tho question, “ .\ro thero Miracles Now ?'' These Sun­ day oveuing lectures aro listened to eagerly by largo congregations, consisting largely of young people. A new feature has Just beon Inaugurated lu tho Duslcal departm ent ot the Sixth avenue Baptist 'huroli. This society has tried nearly every form t m u sla Tho last oxporlonco was with a voluiiteor lOlr, and now they aro oxporlmontlng with a quar- ,1, with Mr. Whlttokor as toaor. Miss Hager, alto; Irs. Nelson, soprano; Dr. Davis, baritone. Koally, kls Is quite a radical change for tho conservative xmgregatlon of the .Sixth avenue Baptist Church, kev. Dr. Keltay, the pastor, la preaching to largor congregations this Fall than ever before. Miss Barles, by the way, still presides at tho organ and displays her good taste iu the seloctlous and gen­ eral oversight of tho music. Thero has also boon an Im portant change In tho A'oung Pooplo's Society, they having discardod the old fashlonod Idsa of tho organization and converted Ihemaolves Into a so­ ciety of Cliristiau endeavor, a society which Is Just DOW spreading throughout the city with a rapidity which stam p s It as popular and succoasful. Tho reorgunlzatlon has resulted In a flattering Increase in the membership. Dr. Kolsay thinks that this society for Christian endeavor movement, on ac­ count of Us catholic Ideas, is one of the wedges to ultim ately break up donominatloual restrictions. The Right Rev. Bishop Loughlin, D. D., will d edi­ cate the now Italian cliurch edifice, our Lady of Mount Cnrinol, on North Eighth street, near Union avoQue, on Sunday, November 20. A largo fair lias been In progress a t tho church, and tho pastor, Rov. F a ther Seponara, is congratulating him self over tho able corps of assistants bo finds la the young ladloB of the parish, through whoso liberal efforts tho succoss of tho fair Is largely due. Tho first conforenco of tlio I'oung People’s Socie­ ties of Christian Endeavor ol Brooklyn was hold recently In tho South Reformed Church. Ad­ dresses were made by tho Rev. Josso W. Brooks, of tho Stuy vosant avonuo Congregational Church, who is State Superintendent tor Eastern Now York, and by Jam e s Knox, Brooklyn district secretary. Among the Interesting features ot tho program m a were the reports front tho dlfforoht Boclotles and tho singing of Christian Endeavor hymns. The story of the rapid development of the Christian En­ deavor raovemont is ono of tho most Interesting chapters In tho history of modern Christianity. The growth of these societies seems alm ost phe­ nomenal, and tho way In which they aro welcomed by pastor and chnrchoc Indicates that they are proving themselves a most u sotul agency for Chris­ tian work and uaofulneas. At the beginning of this docado no such thing ns a young people's society for Christian endeavor had boon heard of. In 1882 there were seven sociotios and 481 members. On tbo I s to f July, 1887, there wore 2,314 societlos r e ­ porting 140,000 members, repr(> 3 onting nearly ev­ ery donomlnatlon of Christians. The Brooklyn churches have not boon behind the times In welcom ing the movement. Already fifteen churches have reported societies and several others ore about to organize. Dr. Wood, of tho Strong place Baptist Church, h as delivered several interostlug addresses before tho young people of tho various churches. Tho Contennial Baptist Church on Adolphl stroot, wai dragged into sufflclont unploauant uotorloly last Spring, through its former pa.slor, tho Rov. Justin D. Fulton, D. 1)., to sorlousiy cripple its futuro prospects, h ad not the society beon made of the right m aterial as well a s being fortunate in the choice of Dr. Fulton’s successor. Tho Rov. Dr. Mc­ Bride, Who took hl» placo a t the helm of the Con- tennlsl Church last June, is a oomparativo stranger In Brooklyn. IIo was born In tho samo county in tho n orth of Ireland, as was the Rev. Dr. -John Hall, of New York, and is 89 y ears of age. After receiv­ ing a collegiate education in his native countr.v, ho came to America In 1871. Soon after his a rrival he studied theology lu tho Union Theological Semin­ ary In New York and was graduated In IS'i'B. After graduating he was m ade assistant pastor ot the First Presbyterian Church, of Newark, N. J. Then ho became pastor of a church In McKeesport, Pa., and also In Pittsburg. Threo yours ago ho went to Belfast, Ireland, having boon honored by being se­ lected as a delegate to the Pan Presbyterian Coun­ cil. On this occasion ho made an extousivo tour of Europe and also visited Egypt and tho Holy Land. it was d u ring hi-s travels tliai tlio subject of baptism assumed now interest and importanco In his thoughts and studios. Ho oxamiuod tho whole subject afresh m its historical relations W the various countries through which ho pas.sed, and ns a result In July, 18H5, ho returned to J.oudon and, logothor with his wife, was baptized. Thou he be­ gan holding a series ot ovaugolistlc meetings In a num b er ol leadlug cities In England and was finally recognized a s ono of tlio ablest evangelists ot the day. His preaching was churactorized by great kuowloJgo of tho Scriptures, vigor, striking directness of appeal and frequent flashes of humor. .\s a pulpit orator his addresses oftou rlee to fer­ vent eloquttneo. Ilis audionoos wore largo and he converted hundreds. About ono year ago ho re­ turned to this country and mado an oxtonslvo Western trip, holding evangelistic eervlco.s In Kan­ sas and other States. On Now Year’s day be united on his exporlonce with tho Central Baptist Church In Now York City and was soon after callod to fill prom iuent pulpits ui New York aud vicinity. Ho choso lUo call of tho Contonuial Church from a loug list from dlfforoiit parts of tho country and plainly rtatognlzod tho (llfllcuUles which he m u st meet m this Hold. .Apparently his succoss is as­ sured, for the congregation is Just four tim es larger thjtn whoa he began preaching to them and there has boon au addiiion of forty mem hors to tho church roll aud twenty more aro waiting to Join. Tho Bunday school has grown proportionately under Mr. Samual Kolloy, the offloieut auporin- tondont. A young people's association has beon organized sinco Dr. McBride’s coming, and last week a ladies’ benovolout society was formed. Dr. .McBride's preaching Is oxtomporaneous and no pulpit docorntos hls platform . He pos3(336es hl.s share of Irish wit and satire. Tho Cenienulal Church people are yery much pleased over this pleasant outlook. At tho recent a n n u a l mooting of tho .Ttuyvesant avonuo Congrogaiional Church tho following gon- tlomon were olectod to servo as trustees. For throo years, Professor Jerorao Allen, Mr. N. J. Fullonon and Mr. S. S. T u ttle; for two years, Mr, Jam e s T. Easton, MTlliara II. Hazard and N. B. Sinclair; ono year, Thomas Lam, W illiam Townsend and R. 11. M. Dickerson. Reports of the various committees showed a good, h ealthy growth In all dopartm o nts of tho church work. Tho trustees have decided to erect a much needed extension upon the roar of tho church and for this purpose they have arranged fora sumof not less than $3,000 to bo raised at once, a largo p a r t of which Is already pledged. Tho Rov. Joromo Allen, Ph. D., of 340 Stuyvesant avonuo, who has boon one of the most successful educators in tho country and is at present the editor of tho School Journal, has been appointed recently professor of pedagogy In New Y’ork University. Tho oxtorlor of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Court stroot (Rov. F a ther Hill's), h a s heeu painted and tho Interior Is undergoing a general renovation to proi>aro it for consecration services to bo held in January next. The Church of St. Anno, a t Iloyl aud Sackett streets, is approaching comploilon and mass will bo colobroled In tho church proper In ahout threo months. The handsome now All Saints’ P rotestant Episco­ pal Church a t Groat Nock, L. I., will be consecrated by Bishop Llttlojohn on Tuesday, All Saints’ day. The Rov. Louis Do Cormls, recently flrst assistant at SL Ann’s, h a s boon callod to the rectorship ot All Saints'. Next Tuesday is All Saints’ d ay and a morning servico will bo held at most of tho Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches. At St. Ann's, Holy Trinity, Grace, Messiah and SL Paul’s Episcopal churches a special m usical program m e has beon prepar( 3 d, and at some other churches tho floral display on AU Saints’ day Is u sually a s elaborate as on Eaator. At St. P a u l’s, Clinton street, sorvioes will be held both morning and ovoning. In the evening a m em orial serm on will bo preached by tho rector, Jiov. W arren C. Hubbard. The singing of A rthur Browne aud Hoinor Jaffruy, tho two choir boys from Trinity Church, New York, is an atiract- Ivo feature ot tho serviep a t tho church. This m o rn­ ing the rector. Rev. \Mr. Hubbard, will slog Calkins’ solo, \O ram to Thy faithful people pardon and poaeo.” Brooklyn has grown from Infancy Into a city of great m agnitude, men have been bora, n u rsed Into childhood, developed into manhood and taken prom inent positions In the affairs of tho world dur­ ing tho period in which tho Right Rev. Bishop John Loughlin has lived lu the plain, old fashioned house, a t » 0 Jay street. In his plain, old fashioned way. That period oitouds over ihlriy-four yeara And now a t tho ripe ago of 71 this vouorablo hood of the Catholic diocese Is about to go forth from his simple abode, of which every nook and corner Is no doubt dearly troasurod In his memory, to the cold and dlgiiiflod palace on Groeno avenue, which has boon built by aubscrlpllons of the wealthy Catholics of tho city. The change In m any ways cannot fall to bo a pleasant one; In m any ways it will he a sad one. This Im portant removal of the bishop’s placo of residouco is an­ nounced to take place on November 9, which will also ho tho occasion of the thirty-fourth a n n iversary of hls installation. The blshop'a now house staud.s on tho souihwostorn corner ot tho Cathedral block, which cost over $72,000. Already $84,000 h as boon expended on this aoloinu looking house and a good deal more money will yet bo spent hoforo it Is fully completod. The entranco to the bishop’s apart- inhuts is on Clormout avenue, while that of tho clergy part of the house is ou Grooae avonuo. Tho Interior fittings of the bouse are very plain. There 1 s u m arble vestibule on tho flrst floor and to tho left the bishop’s study, and on tho right a parlor. Back of those rooms a corridor runs across tho house to tho priests’ entranco on Greene avonuo, und accross this corridor on hls own side is tlio bishop’s bedroom. On tho socond floor of the bish­ op’s side there is a suit of rooms Intended for tho Very Rev. William Keegan, tho Vicar Gouoral. The house is divided In accommodations for about six- toeu priesta When John Loughlin was mado bishop thoro were eight ehurchos a n d eleven p riests in tho city. Now thoro are nearly 120 ohurohos la tho diocese a n d 1C4 prloste. BIRTHDAY PARTY AT GRATESESD. M ibb A n n a K lencke enjo y e d a p leasan t party on tho octaaion of her 10th birthday at tho rosidenco of hor parents, on Cohoy Island road and Ryder avenue, Gravesend, on Tuesday evening. Thero wore music and games and a s u p ­ per a t 6, whore all tho little ones enjoyed them- Bolves thoroughly. Thoro wore present Daisy, Robert, Florence Plnckhoy, May, Ella and Edith Sharkey, Alice Kelly, Masters Clarence Ferguson, H arry Williams, Thomas Faulkner, Lewis Kleucko and Miss Mamie Faulkner. In G r e a t B r itain 61,098 factoricB are reg ­ istered and 60,900 workshops. The Inspootora of shops and factories last year mado 114,271 visits to see that tho laws were In force. There aro fifty-six Inspectors la all- IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT Gossip Gleaned in the Engine Bo'uses of the City. Bisky Endowments, bnt Certain Pensions—A Comparison With Volunteer Times—A Visit from Ulxey — A Curious Speculntion in Futures. The endowment money to be paid to retired District Engineer Minard will bo In the hands of the treasurer of the Brooklyn Fire Departm ent Endow­ m ent Fund Association to-morrow. Friday was pay day a n d tho company treasurers were supposed to receive the dollar assossmont from oaoh of the mem bers of the association. An article ot tho asao- olatloh's bylaws provides that “ upon the neglect or refusal of any inemhor ol this association to pny hls assessmont upon the retirem ent, dismissal or resig­ nation of a mombor within days after the pay day when such collection Is mado the troasorer will forthwith forward to the secretary the n am e of such delinquent, that hls nam e m ay be taken from tho roll of m em bers.” There is probably not a m an In the Flro Depart­ m ent who h a s tho least objection to paylhg this as­ sessment for Engineer Minard. lie waB a worthy, faithful flroman and Well liked throughout the Do- pnrtmonL It nevortholess bus proved a fact that there are some of the association’s raembors svho havo refused him thoir dollar, and will In conso- quonce coase to Do m em b ers ot tho orgauization. This is not duo to any personal fooling toward tho ei-disirlct engineer, nut to tho ill fooling engon- dored by tho McDermott trouble. John Brndley.who has boon ou tho pension list for four or five years, Is a candidate for Constable in the Second Ward. Engmoor Doyle and Foreman Van CoU, of En­ gine 2, who were both badly injured on Octobor 13 at a flro in Forty-second street, between First and Socond avenues, by falling Into a collar, aro both roooToring. Engineer Doyle wos out on Thursday for tho flrst tlmo. Tho awolllng has nearly loft hls foot, but ho Is still somewhat of a cripphi. -Acting District Engluoor Hagou, who took M luard’s placo, Is conllned to his bed a s tho result of a sovoro cold. Foreman Walsh, of Engine 8, Is Acting District Engineor in his place. Next m onth tho assossmont for McDermott will bo collected and the noxt pny day it wilt ho known whothor the Endowment Association will live to celebrate Christmas. If all the people who threaton to leave the sasooSetlon r a ther than to assist In pros­ tituting it to the work of ponsloulng such followa as .McDermott carry oaX their threats, there certainly will not bo enough left ot tho organization to make R profltable to continue IL If a now organization Is formed It will not only require th a t there should bo a vote taken on the question of paying mombors who are rnspectod of having courted dismissal from the Departm ent, b u t that before a flreman can boeomo a member of tho organization he m u st bo voted upon by the raembors. In tho prosont organi­ zation any flroman becomes a mombor by sim p ly paying 15 couta aud back duos. This Endowment Fund Association was a n origi­ nal Idea with tho Brooklyn flromen. Its bylaws have requlrod conaldorable tlhkerlhg since they were flrst draftod. If thero v o r o a l a r g e enough majority lu favor of amondlng the clause that per­ mits tho pensioning of tho m(jn who court a dis­ graceful dism issal from the Departm ent as an easy way of getting hold of tbo association’s money, tho present organization m ight still have considerable of a future before it a n d ho worthy of em u lation In Other h re departm eata. Friday tho pension list of the Departm ent was ready for paym ent. District Engineer Minard re- oolved his flrst p aym ent from the fund. Thero aro forty-seven nam es now on the lisL The highest pension paid Is $83.33, a district englneor’s half pay, to Englhoer .Minard. Ex-Foroman McDonough gets tho noxt highest pouslou, $62.50. There are nine on the list who rocolvo a m onthly dividend of $41.66. Kroutschor rocolvo $39.58. Thirty-Uvo pensioners, all but two or throo of whom ore tho widows or or­ phans of deceased Uremen, cocelvo $25 each. Tho psnsion checks aro eignod by tho Mayor, Controller, Auditor aud Commissioner Ennis. Tho a n n u a l inspection of tho hoso In use In tho Dopartmout h a s Just boon coinploted. Many of the companies, including Engiuos3 and 5 havo rocolvod an entire new outflt and there is not a length of poor liose in use In the D epartm ent at preseat. Thero 1s very little m achinery In tho service now that is n o t In the boat of order. W hatever the old volunteers m ay say of tho glories of thoir sorvloo for the proteciiou of the city they certainly cannot boast of a comparison of the m achinery or the care It received with tho present organization. Chief Engineer John Cunningham said in a re­ port ho mado to the Common Council iu 1868 that tho Flro D epartm ent of Brooklyn consisted then of fievou steam engines, seven hand engines, thirteen hose carriages aud Uvo trucka Tho h and enginos, ho said, with few exceptions, wore entirely use­ less for want of repair. T’ho steaepors, with ono or two oxeeptlouB, could not bo relied upon to do prolonged or, lu fact, any kind ot work until their hollers were replaced with new ones or had under­ gone repairs. Regarding tho other a p p u rtenances of tho Dopartmout, the chief said: \Tho hoS(3 is la disgraceful condition, scarcely a sluglo length being fit for use, and I am fearful of tho loss which would occur should a large flro break ouL Threo or four of the companies aro without horses for their a p p a ratus a n d tho houses a re sadly out of re­ pair.” Chief Cunningham , a fter giving this account of tho deplorable couditioh of tho Departm ent's a p p a ­ ratus, gave tho following as the imm ediate needs of tho service: Four now housas, threo now sloam- ers, 40,000 feet of hose and two trucks; the hand engines needed to bo entirely reb u ilt “All this,” said tho chief, “ m u st bo done without touching the $50,000, which is but suflleiont to keep tho de­ partm e n t In actual running order.” Tho am o u n t asked for tho support of tho Now York D opartm ont for 1868 was $1,000,000, whllo In Brooklyn it was out $50,000. The chief added: “ No ono has doubted the efllclohoy of our volunteer servico. The people are satisfied with It, as was shown by tho num erous rem onstrances presented to tho Logislature last year against tho change in the system .” According to an account published about this earao time rogardlng tho condition of the Depart­ m ent in the Eastern District, the latter was m uch hotter prepared for actual work than was the larger Departm ent in the Western D istrict Tho Wlll- iam sbnrgh Departm ent had 5 engines, 2 of them steam ers, 10 hose companlos and 3 truck com­ panies, Tho num b er of men attached to tho engine companlos was 260; to the hoao companies, 270; truck, 90, m aking 18 companlos and 640 men unqer 1 chief and 5 assistant engluoors. A queer instance of apooulatlng In futures has Just <mme to light at Headquarters. A gentlem an, whose original nationality was easily dUcoverad to have boen German, cam e to H eadquarters with a curious document signed by a flrem an who Is known to Uvo p retty completely up to the lim its of hls Income. Every lirem au who dies Is entitled to $500 from tho Departm ent Pension fund to will to hls heirs or to whom ho ploasoa Tho paper held by the Gorman was nothing loss than a curiously worded assignm ent of this pension money by the flrem an to tho holder In consldorattou for au ad- vauco which tho German hud made to assist him In hls needs. After m aking the ad­ vance the creditor had become distresttul of the value of tho note or quasi will tho firem an had given him and ho brought It to Headquarters to h ave It indorsed. Ho was told that If the signer of the note did not see nn easier way of raising money through the endowment assoola- llon while getting him self “broke” than by dying he m ight stand tho chance of getting hls money. This, however, was not so entirely satisfactory that the German will bo likely to m ake any effort to se­ cure other “ risks” of tho same kind. This la said In order to save the gontlem anly clerks at Head­ quarters from the necessity ot giving this Gorman’s nam e to more than halt of the DepartmenL Andrew J. McDermott, formerly of Engine 3 and previously of Engino 0, who was dismissed from tho Departm ent for gross disobedience of the rules of the service, and who was thoroforo ontltlod, according to the bylaws of tho Endowment I^und Association, to $1 from each of Its members, aud whoso right to the sains has been decided by a m ajority vote of the companies, has been visiting several of the engine houses this week to urge hls case with the view of preventing, if possible, too great a dofootion from the association when it came to tbo collection of bis assossmenu It 1s said that araoug those who rofused to pay the assessmont for District Engineer Minard tho m ajority gave as their reason for refusing to p ay this dollar that the October assossment should have been for Mr. McDermott, and as m any mombors had eiprossod thoir determ ination not to pay the McDermott aaiessm enl they would not pay any moro monoy into the nssociatloh. Tho last am o u n t of monoy collected for the Endowmont fund was $375t which went to (HpVYhman McDonough, of Engino 22. Dl'salct Engineer .Mlnard’s assaasm ant will proba­ bly n ot exceed $(340. Assistant Foreman Campbell, of the detailed ma- chlulsts, was showing hls handsome face In all the engine houses last week a s a forerunner of cold weather. His duty is to provide tobacco proof stoves for each of tho houses. Ho Is hurrying up hls p reparations for W inter In o rder to take him self South to a warmer cllmuto, where he will n ot see a Btovo for two weeks. N o x t week Friday Is Assistant Forem an Sm ith’s day away from Engine 5. He Is even a handsom er m an than C a m p b e ll, and the latter will wait h ls de­ parture until this auspicious day in order that the two may celobrato It In proper style together. Captain Lahoy, of Engino 6, Is one of the two men who are oiill on vacation from duty In tho Depart­ m e n t llo nccompaniod Forem an Duff with the Fourtoonth Regiment to Gettysburg. Captain Duff was ono of tho commltteo wlio osoorted ex-Mayor Low to tbo speakers’ stand and otherwise proved their right to bo considered prom iuent am o n g tho old voiorans. Rloturesque accounts ot the m anner in which the two captains gave the carnellan hue to tho Itttlo Pennsylvania town are In circulation amoDg tboir frioiida. Among tho ylsltorfl a t Englao 5’s house during the week was Adonis Dlxey. llo appeared ahout mid­ night, accompanied by the chief and Irlonds of both those famous persouagoa. Forem an Huatls and 5’s g a llant crow had gone to bod. When Driver O’Noll saw tho Big Propeller and tha mnsoullno Galatoa advancing upon tho slum b orlng house ho rang the big 6 and soon the building was a ll ablaze with lights and Dixoy was m aking ten now friends. Tho team was hitched up In six seconds for the ben- o!U of tho young statuette and then tho company went up stairs to tho reception room and wero pleasantly ontortainod. Since the rejuvenation ot Engine 5’s house—or old PaclQo 14’a house, as one can easily loam it was from a rocontly uncovored sign ou tho front door— visitors have been oven moro frequent to tho house than formerly. Dozens of names of people from out of town, as well as rosideots. aro added every week to tho visitors' register book that is kept on the rocepilnn room table. John Dudley, ot Englao 6, Is tho only private in tho D epartm ent who Is now on vacation. Dominick Swaunton has boon appointed stoker on Engine 5. IIo enters tho D epartm ent under tho Civil Service law. Thoro wore eleven fires last week In the city. None of them am ounted to much except the one on M anhattan avonuo, where tho loss did not exceed $5,000. It was talked along the river front during the week that 21 was to be moved from Its prosont house In Furm a n street to Hicks stroot, hut at Hoaciquartera tho report was pronounced ridicu­ lous, as tho solo purpose for which Captain Con­ nell’s com pany was organized was to protect tho fiver front property In tho locality where It la now placed. Jam e s Langan, a new Civil Servico appointee, has beon given a piano In Engine 1, to Dll tho vacancy left by Thomas W. Code, who was transferred to Engine 24. Engino I’s house, which was form erly Inhab­ ited by a n old voluntoor company, is undergoing ropalrs. New doors have boen placed in It a n d tho stalls raalatl(;'i. Jakoy, Captain Quinn’s pot monkey, continues to live with Engine 7. Tho cold woathor.has put him Into a serious h u m o r, a n d when ho p u lls the clothes­ pins out from tho freshly displayed washings In tho neighborhood It is with no show of frlaklness, but sim ply a s tho result of habit. Another monkey resides a t Thlbou’a shipyards and offers havo been mado to Captain Quinn to a a o p t him, but the cap­ tain gently but flrmly refuses to take the responsi­ bility for the correct behavior of any moro Jakeys. Englnoor Jam e s Lahey spont hls vacation at Auburn, N. Y. IIo is an old tim er, having boen a voluntoor with Washington Engine 1, of which Cap­ tain Lahey, also of 6, was foreman. Farrell, who Is preparing to take a n active and m usical part In the banquet to bo given by the McKenzie Post, Q. A. R., is also ono of 6’s men who was with Washington i. Thomas Ferry,who was transferred from Euglno 3 to Engine 6, h a s a scheme for cleaning out the Gow- anus Caanl for tho benoflt of tho cltizons of tho Twelfth Ward, of which ho Is a rosldeiiL Cunningham , ot Truck I, Is tho Powdorly of tho DopartmeuL In a Labor arguraont with Private Gillan during tho wook, however, ho was worsted. To Judge from appoarancoa tho -East New York engine and truck companies are In no ospoclal hurry for tho buildlug of the new housox for which tho City Fathers havo mado provision. Engino OS’s present quarters In Liberty street, near Wyonn avonuo. Is tho sm allest ouglno house in the city. It Is a wooden building Just large enough to hold tho hoso carriage, which is one of tha new four wheeled box carts, such as Engine 5 was, tho flrst to adopt the team, and allow for room for tho e ight men who aro at present tho aetlvo force of the com pany to crowd around a warm coal fire. This engine com­ pany requires no engine, a s they can depend upon the water p ressure from the East Now York Reser­ voir to supply Its place. Tho bunk room upstairs In 25’s house Is as compact as can no. Captain Murray was form erly with Engine 19 and Assistant O'Hara came from 11, whoro he was very much lixod, both by tho foremen aud raon. Charles Fornoll, of Engine 25, has boen tran s ­ ferred to tha Seth Low because of hla oxporlonco as a n old boatman. Cassorty, of Truck?, Is now one of tho osteemed privates In Engine 25. John Tierney, who was a mombor of Indopondent Hose, In the New Lots Voluntoor Departm ont, be­ fore Its dlslntogration a year ago. has returned to the fire sorvloo aud is now a m odest supporter of the honor of Englao 25. Engino I ’s engine is in the repair shops, undor- going renovation. The votoran flromen are m aking extensive p rep­ arations for their llrai bull, which will ho held In the Academy ou December 5. Some of the old vet­ erans,discussing tho o ther day the festive career of tho organization since It began its life last January, computed that the am o u n t the old firemen have paid for music lb this tim ols moro than $1,000. The monoy that will he raised by the holding of the ball will go toward ropleulshlng the dwindling capital of the fund for tho Widows and Orphans of Deceased Firemen. This fund now has no regular incomo since the 2 percent, from the Insurance companies has been turned Into the Pension fund of tho paid departm o n t and the old volunteers aro forced to take some steps to keep tho fund allvo. CHOOSING HOUSES, Som e PointN X h a t Are W ell to tte Ob­ served. In selecting a houBe, or a site for a new ono, rom em b er that whoro the sun will shine on the h o u se for some hours a day one elomout of good Is socured, especially If tho sunshine enters a t the windows of tho living rooms or rooms most used during the daytime. After the aspect has boon found to he suitable, and that a plentiful supply of sun and air is insured, attention should be given to the general posltlqn aud construction of tbo house. If tho ground Is at all porous, a layer of conoroto not loss than six Inches thick aud composed of coraont or llmo a n d broken brleka or g ravel, should bo spread over tha wholo of tho ground covered by the building. This will prevent the passage of ground air up through the floors. Air will travel through tho ground for some distance, and, ns It Invariably hocoraea contam inated by taking up car­ bonic acid gas In Its passage, Is not suitable for in­ haling. The house acts a s a sucker on tho ground; and If, unfortunately, tho site Is ono on “ m a d e ” ground—th a t is, composed ol all tho reluso of a town—tho grouud air bGoomea the medium ol disease. No house should bo built without a well voutllatod air space botwoon the e a rth and the grouud floor, especially If tho layer of concrete on tho surface b» omitted. The walls should be built ot good,hard burnt bricks, or non porous stones, sot in lim e or cement m ortar. Common under burnt bricks o r porous stones hold moisture, which evapo­ rates with a rise In the tem p e rature and so chills the a ir In tho house. If tho bricks o r stonos of tho walls a re suspected of holding m oisture the whole ot tho extornal surfaces should bo covered with ce­ m ent, or tiled or slatod above. The foundations of tho walls should rest on thick hsds of conoroto bed­ ded In tho e a rth, and to prevent tho ground dam p rising up the walls a dam p proof course of slates, in cem ent or a bed ot a s p h a lt, should be laid In the full thickness or width of tho wall Just above the ground lino. Dryness In this clim ate is bo essential to h e a lth that any bulldiag whioh In its floors, walls or roof sins by adm itting luolsiure, should bo re­ jected a s a place of residence by those who v alue their health. In tropical clim ates buildings are constructed to keep out the heat, but here we build to retain the heat and keep out the cold.—CTiamfiets’ Journal. _ ________ A man H ob been selling patent ohnrns to the Maine farm ers, taking In paym ent notes payable on dem and and made “not transferable,” and pledging him self not to d em and paym ent w ithin a oectaln long period. Then he changed tha not to note and sold the notes and tho farm e rs were call­ ed upon to pay up. SERMON MAKING METHODS How the Rev. Dr. Storrs Prepares His Discourses. Tlier Are Written Only Occasionally—Notes of rassing SUEgestions and Thoughts—Work Need Not Begin Earlier Than Tuesday, b u t Hust be Finished Not Later Than Saturday Night—I’reachlng Under tho Influence of Quinine—Advice to Newspaper Reporters About to Become Clergymen. To m a n y men a carpenter shop is a n a t ­ tractive place. To see tho m echanic at work, to watch him as ho m akes the sim p lest articles of common use, Is a delight peculiar to Itself. But, I believe, more people aro Interested In the m a n u ­ facture of a modern sermon. By the courtesy of some of o u r city clergy, who subm itted to ha Imor- vlowed, I nm enabled to adm it the readers of the K aui . e Into 'tholf llterory workshops to let them SCO how serm ons are made. W hat Dr. Storrs has to say on tho subject will bo read with g roat Interest: \Y o u know perhaps that I do not write sermons often, though, of course, I prepare and preach a good m any In the course of each year. In fact I write sermons only when they aro to bo p u blished afterw ard; as a missionary diacourao ot mine was a couple ot years ago, whioh had been delivered In Boston; as the discourse on occasion of my fortieth pastoral anniversary was last year. After much experience I have found It far easier to write before­ hand In such cases, and give the copy directly to the printer, than to take the stenogtaphor’s notes, supply what ho has omitted, correct what ho has misunderstood, and generally, as far as possible, make sense of what sometimes, at least, hs\ no- come tum u ltuous uonsonse. There a re two or three reporters lu the city whose m anuscript, when wrlitoa o u t after tho sermon o r lecture, will give to mo or to others substantially, and often with much exactness, what I had said. Generally, however, reports are very Inaccurate, particularly so In the case of sermons, when tho reporter does not catch the sound or does not understand tho word repre­ sented by tho sound, and goes off on hls own hook to m ake a sentence that will fit h ls mistake. I have had reports como to mo which contained whole paragraphs that I never uttered, and alm o st a l­ ways I found on careful exam ination that tho In- genius follow noting ns scribe had built up tho paragraph around a m istakoa word—greatness for grateful, pond for pound, or something ot th a t sera I havo adm ired hls Intrepid skill, but have dis­ persed those parts of his report Into the waste bas- koL Then he gets tired, like other people, and aomotlmos I fancy cannot read his own notes a day or two afterward, any more than Mr. Choate could read hla m anuscript when It was a m onth old; and so a good deal la often omitted which I should wish to have retained. It la an enormous bother to go over such reports and put them Into proper shape for the printer; so, as a rule, when a n address like that a t Auahorst last Summer, which Is to make part of a volume, or a discourse like that on last y e a r's a n n iversary Is to be published a fter delivery, I wrlto it and road It. If I write It I m u st read it; for I have not the em allest power In the world to rem em b er and repeat from memory what I havo wrlttou. It would be to me like chasing last night’s moonbeams. Three sen­ tences would land me In hopeless confusion. I a b ­ solutely m u st either wrlto and read, or speak freely with uo m anusorlptelther before mo o r behind me. “But when I say no m anuscript I do n ot m ean, of course, absolutely that I a b stain from all use of a pen lu preparing a sermon or a lecture. Tho way of it Is this: I hove a subject In m ind, suggested, perhaps, by a Scripture text coming u p In the cus­ tom ary reading of tho Bible, or suggested by something that occurs In the parish or tho city, or by an inquiry addressed to me, or homo In suddenly on my m ind as if it came directly from a source outalde m yself; as soon as I got a chance I Jot down an outline ot\ tho subject thus presented, perhaps carrying It In my pocket a week afterw ard, perhaps a m o nth, hoforo working upon it further; then, as something brings it u p again, I m ake a moro careful study of it It m ay turn out to bo unsatisfactory as tho Ifaomo of a discourse, aud I throw it aside. It m ay satisfy me well enough in It. self, but not as adapted to imm odlato use. Then I literally lay It ou the table, or put It in a pigeonhole for subsequent rsforouca. I presum e I have a t this moraeut two or three hundred such notes of sttbjeota which I havo never used and very likely never shall use. The Bible is inflnitely rich in suggestion. Lite Is full oi incentives to large and stim u lating thought Tho history of the world changes every day, and Christian experience is more various In form and hue than the flora of any continent So ono need never want for subjects If ho keeps hls mind open, and tries so to speak as to commend im p o rtant truths to those who h e a r. Very often I p reach Sunday after Sunday, tor four, six or eight weeks together, on connected subjects, each one opening the way to another different from it, but In the same general line of thought; and 1 am sure that those aro often the moat useful sermons that 1 preach. As to any particular d ay In the week for getting a sermon ready 1 h aven’t any, except that of coarse It has to bs all clearly In mind by Saturday evening. Ferhaps the wholo thing bodies itself forth lu a flash, and pernaps it takes d ays to get It Into a form that suits me. Usually, I should say, by Tuesday I a m busy iu mlud about tho com­ ing Sunday sermons. By Thursday one of them , a t least, has boon shaped In my thought, and tho other soon follows. But It has cot unfreqneutly happened that ou Saturday all my p receding prep­ aration has como to seem stalo to me, a n d 1 have taken a wholly now subject, or a wholly new wav ot developing the old one. The one thing n ecessary is that before I sleep on Saturday night the sermons of tho day to follow m u st hs freshly and fully In m ind; and so, if anybody tries to Interrupt me on Saturday evening, he la apt to be rem inded of the quills of the fretful porcupine. I m u st havo that to myself, whatever becomes ot F h llharm o nlo concerts or Century Club meetings,” “ How am p le are y o u r uotes, o r ‘brief’ of the d is­ course?\ “ Sometimes enough to cover half a note sheet; sometimes enough to cover elx or seven note pages, not very closely written. It is the general line of thought that I am particular about, and tho p r in ­ cipal thoughts subordinate to that; practically nothing else. As to Illustrations, I m a y Indicate them by a catch word as they occur to me, but 1 am more likely to leave them to como back to mo white 1 speak, or to be replaced by o thers a t the m o m ent Tho ground p lan of the serm on m u st be fully and firmly In m ind; then other things m ay follow ths rule of spontoneous suggestion a t the tlmo of speak­ ing. I have not boon conscious for m any years of any danger of being disconcerted by losing tho p rincipal linos of thought lu a serm o n or a lecture. It would bo alm o st os unlikely to occur as losing tho con- sclousnoss of what I was about. Last Spring, when I took by m istake a propoatoroua overdose of quinlno on Sunday morning, thinking It to bo a tonic m ixture of cocoa and callaaya, which tho physician had proscribed for me, I was deafened by It so as not to h oar d istinctly my own voice, my sight was Interfered with, and my bead Internally was as noisy as a nail factory in full operation. I suffered, too, after a time, a seuee of faintness a t the h e a rt, which supervened in the course of the service, tec which I was quite unpiepatod, and which called for a great effort of the will to over­ come IL But the subject of the serm on was fully In my mind and I went through tho discourse with no break or hesitancy of thought, though tho Impossi­ bility of regulating my voice made tho delivery strangely monotonous. ■ I read labels now more carefully than before, and hope never a g a in to en- couutor a sim ilar experience; but I am glad to have learned from U how strong the grip ol tho m ind m ay bo on a train of thought once faithfully con­ sidered and flrmly grasped.” “Are thero any advantages In this 'way of preach­ ing?” “Yes, for me, a good many. Moro tim e for read­ ing and general literary or puhllo work; leas weari­ ness of b rain and hand la severing a dozen sheets of m anuscript ivrlca a wook; a moro easily con­ tinuous m ental activity, when one is walking, driv­ ing, conversing, a s well as In the study; more stim ­ ulus to study, 08 well os moro room for It, eluce all knowledges become pertinent and Im p o rtant; a more flexible, face to face style ot u tterance; moro Interest on the whole, I am satisfied, on the part of hearers; and, I think, a fresher and more vigorous Impression of one's thoughts upon them. I wouldn’t go back to the old way of writing serm ons for any consideration, except under an im p erative sense of duty; and all my sonso of duty and of privilege, too, Impels mo In exactly tha op­ posite direction. Somo of the best reporters whom I have known have become some ot our best preachera I hope that you m ay do so, too, and If you do, try the method which I follow, a n d see If it doesn’t approve Itself to your experience. 1 don't believe that Paul read hls sermon on Mars B ill; and I am as certain as of anything that when Peter preached hia great discourses a t Pentecost o r a fter­ ward in tha tem p le he hadn’t a n y pile of notes bo- foro him. I have never believed, however, that the method which I pursue Is the best one for all men. Let each m an be satisfied as to what Is ths best way for him , and then go to work and k eep a t work with a ll hls mlghL” J. A. MoK. COB3UTTIHG TO MEMORY. When gem of thought In the heart Is enshrined. Or Jewel of thought Is sot In tho mind. All falser thoughts take flight. As actual flro of the real gem Shuts o u t unto sham e from the diadem All spurious of light. J bnntb M axwell P aine . TO HAVE IT B t HBABT. To have It by my h eart, To closo upon It so, Tbo thought can never part From me Its warm th and glow. To h ave It hy my heart. That through tho long, dark night I see it like a light. And through the long, dark years, Sightless or filled with tears, I have It Just the same, As face beloved or nam e Of friend whom I see noL To have It by my heaft, To close upon It so, I:s very fire seems wrought Of my own Joy or woe. J ennie M axwell P aine . SELF EDUCATION. An E p igram W hich H a d T r n tb to Com> m e n d It. C lapp, t h e B o h e m ian w it, once sai(3 : “ H o r ­ ace Greeley la a self made man and worships hls Creator.\ The epigram m ay have boen unjust to the dlsilngnlshed Journalist, but it exposed tho vicious tendency of so called “self m ade” or * self educated” men to plum e thomsolvoa upon thoir achievem ent Thoir vanity Is unreasonable. No m an ever became great who did not m ake himself, and there never was an educated m an who did not edusato himself. “Every m an,” says Gibbon, the historian, “ who rises above the common level, re­ ceives two educations—ths flrst from hls instruci- ors, the second, the most personal and Important, from him self.” Tho slagularity of tho so called “self educated” m an Is that he receives no aid from a college and but little or|no help from > school He educated him self by acquiring knowledge and forming the habit of thinking. In his struggle be was, however, aided by oollege bred men, who wrote tho most of the books he read. In his method of acquiring knowledge the self made m a a la not more singular than the graduate when b s begins what Gibbon called hla “socoad” education. For no two men, who have m ade anything of them ­ selves, ever read the sam e book In a sim ilar way. Neander, tbs church historian, read a book care- tully through, m aking notes on the m argin. Dr. Johnson, on tho contrary, used to d tp into a book at random. He road enough to seize tho leading idea, and threw It aside. Daniel W ebster began with tho table of contents, and only read such parts of tbo text as would give him new ideas or add to bis stock of knowledge, ft used to be said that one difference between English and American gradu­ ates was this: The American h ad more general In­ formation when h e left college than the English­ m an who was a “Senior W rangler;” but the Eng­ lishm an h ad m astered tha few authors ho studied and was entitled to be called a scholar, whereas the American, though ho knew a little of everything, had mastered nothing. A man who Is sim p ly cu­ rious contents him self with facts. His method of reading will be very d ifferent from that of the m an who inquires, and Is not satisfied unless he knows the principles which underlies the facts. A law student, when he begins hls studios, has \Black- stone's Commentaries” placed In hls hands. It Is a clear exposition of tho common law of England, written In a style th a t m akes It literature. It has, also, the m erit—a rare ono in a law book—of being Intolllglblo: but It Is n o t deep, nor is it froo from tho error of stating doubtful principles ns u ndoubt­ ed law. Now the ordinary student of law Is sim p ly curious to know facts. Ho asks “ W hat ?” and Blnckstone answers hls question. But John Scott was a n extraordinary student, who was always a s k ­ ing ‘ Why ?” When he began to study law ho would havo n othing to do with Blackstone’s elegant com­ pilation. He took the bull by the horns and grap­ pled atonoe with “Coke upon Littleton,” the dryest, tho hardest a n d tbo best exposition ol tbo common law. Scott began hla reading of Coke by taking to heart the old lawyer’s warning; “.And, albeit, tho reader shall not at any one day, do what he can, reach to the meaning of ono a u thor or of o ur com m entaries; yet, let him no way dis­ courage himself, but proceed; for on some other day. In some o ther place, that d o ubt will be clear­ ed.” Every student should write out these warning words and place the m anusoritn where It shall meet hls eye every tim e ho yawns over a book hard to understand. Scott not only read Coke, but he abridged it; when he m astered its principles he grappled with the Chancery Reports. He made him self so well acquainted with them by asking, “ Why 7” as well a s “ W hat 7” th a t ho could tell tho very page In which each of the cases was to be found and stated off hand the precise points In which they agreed or differed. Being too poor to pay the foe of 100 guineas for a year’s instruction In special pleading, ho copied all the forma he could lay his h ands upon—declaration, complaint, tho p lea, the roplleation, etc., and complied two largo volumes of precodonts. John Scott was a graduate and a prizem an ot Oxford; but nls “sec­ ond” education recelvod by him self, made him Lord Chancellor Eldon. The m oral to young men and to young women, also, Is this: Ho who would educate him self by readlnsM nust seek fundam ental prtaotplos. W hatever hl« nuetnod of reading, whether alow or painful or rnpra auu pleasanu hls mind m u st work, aud not m erely receive th< ught. When he has asked “ W hat ? ” and has beon an­ swered, h e m u st follow it np with a “ W h y ? ” and not rest u n til this, also, Is auswered.—rotRA’i Com­ panion. CRITERION RECEPTION. FACTS AND HINTS. Su c c e ssfu l H ebut ot a B e d ford Social Orffanfzation* At Avon Hall on Tuesday night there was an a g rooablf largo gathering of the m em b ers and friends of the Criterion Social, an organisation formed by residents of Bedford. The occasion was tho opening social of the first season and warranted the continuance of the organization. The success §f the affair was largely duo to President Benjamin J. Sturges, Jr., Vico President 0. H. Brushaber, Secretary Miss L. Brushaber, T reasurer William A. Reod and the following m em b ers of tho Reception Committee: Daniel Woodcock, J. S. Matherson, C. A. Young, P. A. Titus, P. A. Slattery and W. W. George. The m em b ers and guests p resent included Messrs. W. B. Knuber, D, P. Hillsoo, J. W. Mackey, T. K. Briggs, II. R. Macaflll, H arry W. Murray, L Macomber, C. Wooley, Q. Clarence Hall, Charles D, Moodinger, Benjamin R. Mayer, M. T. Trowbridge, L. W. Powers, Charles H. Bushaber, Daniel ^Vood• cook, Benjamin J. Stuyer, Jr., P. E. Smith, C. F, Schlock, C. H. Quick, Charles A. Young, A. P. Sher­ m an, C. M. Woodford, R C. Swan, E. B. Ackerman, J. Spence. B. L. Colvey. John F. Coad, W. H. Edger- ley, F rank D. Case, M. F. Ballard, W illiam H, Mc­ Kinley, Prod MUter, tho Misses P. Titus, hilly Lip- plugwlU, Amy Harrold, Em m a D. Mead, Helen. Chadwick, Josie Carlan, P. Drinker, Jessie Mao- Dougall, E tta Vanderhoop, L. S. Swan, Carrie B. Woodford, Agnes Powers, Florence Quick, A. S. Monquln, K. R Kimber, L. Brushaber, Bessie Morahall, Maggie Sloan, A. Darby, E. L. Carman, F. Forest, K. Dunne, Emily McPherson, Edith Btrope, Mamie Vogel a n d EUlo P. Montague. THE DAT OF THE YTEBK AT HAllltA. Alhougb the Philippine Islands lie near to the Asiatic Coast, It was by Spaniards, who Bailed eastward from America, that they were aettled. Did they revise their calendar when they crossed tho magic Una and strike out a day to k eep them solres abreast of the tim es? No such thing; the Spanish dons of that day were a proud a n d fiery folk, aud If their calendar did not agree with the times, then 80 m uch the worst for tho times. Anyhow the fact rem a ins that when they arrived at tho Manila or Philippine Islands they still reckoned by the calendar which had been taken from Spain to America, and from America by them on their voyage. They Were, of course, a day lu arrear; but a s they were n o t then any im p o rtant settle- raents of olvllized nations thereabouts with whom tho date could be com pared tho error was not notieed; the reckoning took firm hold, and in con­ sequence the inhabitants of Manila kept ploddiag along one d a y behind a ll their im m ediate neigh­ bors.—Cftam&cr«’ Journal. George Westinghouse, J r ., the inventor of the air brake, Ls rated a t $7,000,000. There are sixty-eight tribes of Indians in our country without Christian missionaries. A brass hey, used as a sinker by a Yar­ mouth, N. B., citizen. wa» carried away by a fish, and soveral days later was found in a lobster pot one mile away. A Bar Harbor girl, vrho vros told by an old boatman to bo sure and hare her boat well trimmed, went to work and sewed two silk flounces around the gunwale. A late steam e r from San Francisco for China took out 200 tons of m ining machinery and six skillod Amorican m iners to aid in the mineral derelopm ent of thatcountry* A vrom au a t C a s tile, N. Y ., opened a h e a d of cabbage from her garden one day last week and found a bird’s egg imbedded in the center of the head. Some bird bad mado a nest there. Dr. Buisson, of Paris, claims to cure hy­ drophobia by hot baths often repeated. He makea tho patient rem ain continually in a hot room and Cho b aths are made as hot as 142 degrees. A statistician figures that the average young woman in Nebraska City chews gum for six hours a day. He calculates that sho moves her Jaw 120 inches a day, or 4,000,000 inches In ton years. A horse at Reading, Pa., stepped Upon a little dog that was barking in the street, but. Im­ mediately bending down bis head began licking the little sufferer and uttered sounds of genuine sorrow. In Chattanooga recently five marriage li­ censes wore Issued in one day, and four of the prospective bridegrooms were unable to write their namoB, b u t h ad to make thoir m ark upon tho record book. E v e n to people vrho have m a d e t h e i r f o r ­ tunes, o r havo aitaln*»d so much property that tliey aro quite easy as to tho future, tho dead town has no aiiracilona, Tho evidences of decadence never can be attractlvo.—6’an J^rancisco liulUtin. E lijah Hayes and w ife have deeded t h e i r property a t Warsaw, Ind., worth $130,000 and yield­ ing a n a n n u a l incomo of $5,000, to the Board of Mis­ sions of the Methodist Episcopal Church, subject only to a n annuity of $1,500 to themselves. The remains of a great Roman building are being b rought to Ught a t the steam b o at station of Fisebon, on the Arnmorsoe, In Bavaria. Already a frontage of 120 foot with eight separate rooms h as been cleared and a cellar h a s been discovered. A new te n o r has m a d e his ap p e a r a n c e in Berlin, who is said to possess the much coveted C sharp. Ho was a successful anim al painter, but one d ay he discovered that he possessed a voice, and now Bings under tho stage nam e of Ricardo. Phineas T. Barnum offers to give ^ ‘the last thousand of a half million of dollars for foreign missions under the auspices of the Universallst churches.” Barnum has been uncommonly cau­ tious to keep hls money safe ever since hla Jerome clock failure. Frank Moxie, of Dakota, was about to be married, but was busy with a game of poker. The minister who was to perform the ceremony went to Inform him that the company was waiting, got In­ terested and took a hand, and the wedding bad to bo postponed. Ephraim Lemley and Mrs. Mary Burton were made ono in Pope County, Ark., recently. The groom is 02 years old, has twenty-three children and has been m arried five times. The b ride Is only 80 and has no family worth mentioning. Btend, of tho Pall Mall Gazette, said of the hubbub raised over his allusion to the Prince of Wales as *‘tbe fat little bald headed m an In red clothes” that he, Stead, believed tho English people wouldn’t have been h alf so m uch horrified had he attacked the Trinity I Major Black, of Sumter, Ga., owned a Guinea hen that wanted to se t Her nest was broken up soveral times a n d at length, with every appearance of dejection, she walked to the well and, with a rasping cry, plunged head first Into the water. When she was taken out she was dead. Miea Fay’s Spiritualistic eeance at Black­ burn, England, eame to a sudden end when some ono in the audience struck a light and Mlsa Fay was found to have climbed to tho roof, while tho spirit that was floating in the darkness over the heads of the audience was a n Inflated linen bag. A covered farm w a g o n , eastw a rd bou n d , passed through a Nebraska town a few days ago, containing tho owner of tho outfit, his wife and five children, a live buffalo, an antelope, a pair of wolves, a pair of swift* or prairie foxes, a box of white rats, beside a considerable store of provision. Hiram Smith, of Waverly, Mich,, has had his share of accidents. Ho put out one eye, fell Into a well fifty feet deep, fell forty feet out of a tree, fell Into a cistern and was nearly drowned, and, a short time ago, while engaged in bloating stumps, h e was blown ten foot in the air, fracturing one of h ls feet. A London newspaper reports a brisk de­ m and for Arabic New Testam ents In tho land of Moab. In one d ay U learns a colporteur sold flfty- fouy copies, receiving h ls p ay in flour. By n ightfall every barrel a n d bag In his house was full a n d hls slock of Tostaments was exhausted. A C a liforn ia m a n cau g h t an d k illed a large turtle, removed the egg# from the body a n d put them In a cupboard. iJevoral weeks afterw ard his wife was n early frightened to d eath on opening thd cupboard to find what she took to be young lizards crawling over everything on the shelves. The tur­ tle's eggs h ad hatched. In Kingsley, Mich., is a youth less than 21 years of age, who, alx m onths ago, barely know the m ultiplication table. Now h e is able to m u ltiply any num b er of figures by a m u ltiplier of any size not exceeding 100, doing a ll the work in hit head, and giving a correct p roduct every time, alm ost av soon a s the figures a re given him. A confectioner of Newport, England, hav­ ing missed from the bakehouBe time after time dainty morsels, set a watch, and a form resembling that of a boy was seen stealthily oreeping along the roof of the adjoining bakehouse. No atientlou was paid to cries to come down, and a gun was fired. The aim was good, and a dead monkey rolled trom the roof into tho road. A Wisconsin politician who has just re- turned from Europe Is credited with the authorship of a most wonderful story. He said that on the voyage the steam er was followed by a shark, which the seam en finally killed. It weighed 1,760 p o unds. In its stomach were footKi a water pail, a child^s rocking horse, a pair of fisherm an’s boou, throe empty beer botttee, a copy of tho London Ttmea, the well preserved seat of a pair of trousers and a square piece of pine board on which wa* painted the sign, *‘No Smoking Aloud.” • Hon. Benton J\ Hall, the Commissioner of Talents, lu his synopsis of his annual report f u r­ nished the Secretary of tho Interior, says that the num b er of applications for patents of all kinds received during the fiscal year ending June 30.1884, vras 40,678. Tho num b e r of patents granted during the year, lucludlng reissues and designs, was 21,732; num b er of trade m a rks reg- iiterod, 1,101; num b e r of labels registered, BS4; L u n b o r of p a te n ts expired, 12,782. The receipts of the office from all sources aggregate $1,150,046; expenditures, $971,644. For 1886 tho num b er of ap­ plications received was 38,408. T h e following receip t is reco m m e n d e d f o r rendering llsaues difficult to burn: Sulphate of am m onia, pure, 8 parts; carbonate of ammonia, pure, 3X p a r ts; boraolo acid,3 p a r ts: borax, 2 p a r t s ; starch, S parts; water, 100 parts. The solids aro dissolved at a tem p e rature ot about 90 d egrees F., and the fabric immersed. It Is then allowed to d ry and the immersion repeated. The preparation re­ tains its efficacy for m any m o nths and melther d ry nor moist a ir affect It, n o r is it injured ny a high tem p erature. It does not affect colors. This does not preserve the tU iue from slow burning, but it doesjprevent a rapid spread of fire a n d also it p re­ vents flame. The Rio Newi publislios the folio-wing Item: “ The medloal m en of the Dnitefl S tates trill soon b a r e a n opportunity to sec the celebrated Dr. Domingos F relre, and to Investigate hls claim s as discoverer of the yellow fever microbe. It will bo well to ask tbo doctor for bis mlorosooplo slides, preparations and other proofs, and not accept h ls Btawments os proofs of the discovery. There oro m any people here, a n d a m ajority of the leading Brazilian physicians among them , who consider Dr. Frelro’s discovery a humbug. ” We believe that Dr. Frelre has shown hls slides a n d other p repara­ tions, a n d given evidence of sclentlflo knowledge and teohnlcal ekllL —JMidal Record,

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