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OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES.
it Jesus Chris! ,rtis' manifested
riuinrilj rv t .| ^.lifics. I,!,, 1,,,'j r
onsidered the subject
mKJg UnS, ""*
;'™S « " b,>1
a Satan, the '! god of
lodge. He v,„„ .„ „
thirdly .., the
, ll». I,,!.,, I„.
U T»««W^Mo.,'d brethren, we°J r , y , ,, in
,.,,/ pt..'.-,.. ,'„„i r„.„-,, i„ , ,„,,
'.«!'' «'"■„ oilrSivir.r I .„,
i-'.o.t' i„" |.,i„.:oi„ „„,i lv -,,/ ul]i
„.,;.»■;,»,, Jfceomtinein them, outrage
«' "X! 7' '"*" "» "»«»<•<■, aad .oil
(Unl*™ "int.*), »i,h d,„„,d Bulp i |„.
chosen is k deal thy bread toll, !,'„„"' '"'"', ! ?b™ C * wb ° w "> kt P' sober long enough to
bring the peer that are oast out lo thy houl" piseV " lv: " 1 "" 1 '" "" """'J™™"! de-
«nd that thou hi„ ,>..,'l,y,,.i j :, ,!.'t, 1 !,,?„,! ™!i!'a'i°v',b," i< '' h °' """"""J' ""' h « »W*
flesh." They tharge the church tviih fail I 'esistanoe of the powers of darkness
In the,. p,r.ie*«, and lay the flattering"." .ign.^rXtT' "'c !? "T" a,M ' j' 6 "
t.on their soul.,., by ,»,„ „„,y ,i, dul , i. LSJodbll £'" "'f ° ""'""V H*
tally eiernpl.Sl This claim, everywhere escape , In v.,, a
driven by passion and falsehood, revel alike in
blood of the innocent and the guilty,
n irresponsible power, fostered only in ■
" m » « false as it is hostile
,il.ly the order, ran; be pretty fair rout
nolhingmore. Theyiack il.er, , v ,., „ ,
wrested from another
u. element in a republic
eh precedents. This i. no
raise, uuder God, such
aeoret and dangerous as
r.ghl men, who shall eve
re of good men.
-Tspoutioa i- imiLitignted wick,
1° do> " s : , ]l h not P ev -«i. , it 1 I
'"[■'■' " 1 "' 1 " IIU| >'■■" ">''■<■■*' "-I i JUI . ri ,, ,",'. ■':"'l'''»'-'iiii.-, lo ,.,,r I...V(""^;'( rll iy ml...]- i,
through all IbA r ]« tjonH „' ad MSo^aSteEoSv!™ „!'
r j ; "'^Jir-i Ilrifil I,, ..■.-.jiccal it^ppy ,
"n-olii;V\;rv..'ki- 1 .h'r 1 1 ti l l ; ,M 1 ,-'.ii't l ",.iv
foa Eample of b
World etn loie
do for tbeir on
and makea no apj
do good and len
, hoping for notlnn
monopoly of it,
and there m no c
■If, .,,,,! , nU
parls." He then opened i
; wilh the omitted
vmi might Ilhto "sought
I,, ., v .
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THE CHRISTIAN BANNER:
CHICAGO, JULY '25. 1868.
from eight I
Dt in before
ord, faiih a
d credit of
no. judge Of the merits or demerits of a society. [
not competent thus to judge, we cannot have
would be sin. You say : '• We would not buy a
PARADOX COLUMN. |
Unles. .kvery w.i «n esoeption. neYot sine, 1 j^°" ,""*
»»«■■ "ve F, .:,■ il-.m,.' Prominent Epiaeo-] H^.Tunrt >u
who alili lives' ami w
ion. New York, Jky
he mighty tvnkitfg u
*>»«> '"I'' ' ■'
her! The many I»y in
here Srat applied tcthem
iJMhft or to.
Ezra A. Co
o, Illinois, v
p on this
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POLITICS— CHIEFJUSTICE CH4SE.
Forty j.,ts , g0 , ho intimotioa of no opin-
io, ir, politic,, by „ religion, p ,, p „ „ h[ro
parlies were divided, was scarcely or never
info our religion. At first, mere worldly poli-
THE CHRISTIAN BANNER: CHICAGO, JULY 25, 1868.
worldly interest *
political » Nashya"
little else but polit:
Salmon P. Chn«o
V. S„) opposed sln
disturbed by the
by opposing ,
o the right uor left.
■HI, I 1,0 V ' lh
pD FREE MASONRY.
t path 'of th<
ich other. The n«(nr«
together, (fho vrriier of tl
luded) arc now shocked an
Hon 11, platform; as he di
U when he vrenl to the Sen,!,
cans a "Liberty platform,
d have been compelled in
degraded and demornliiM
era. ITo found 1
■aid "the church 1
1 do nothing for h
ion platform. This
■Wl lives with h
-— JL-antl typ,
e to, ,u f»
i8 Car open ami lii. ; .urn -i
\pply ourselves steadily t.
-niton uU*.- ideas, deny, o
The Isli ".-ss ' regards :
said lh« minister, "that Catholic
to the lodge." " But they do,"
j harmony, peace, and brotherly lov
eigns around its altars. Indeed, on
cely read a fewpagesin the ift/iticStai
:eer.tion to I
eech of the guerrilla General V
were Masons, cannot wholly keep out of
the fact that he is a champion of one of
parties against the- other. Thoso who
Reynolds' pnper, puMi-hed m ?j
■Id in (his State, have
. the harmony which car
lasonic lodge, made up o
t temptations to
ng-doing. Hence the old adage, " The idle
l's brain is the devil's workshop,
'hat better remedy for intemperance than to
e the supply of good water always abundant
f Con (
i best i
iat if they should append to the li-
ny shop-keeper, tavern-keepers in-
he shall always keep a supply of
>■.- in luepockote o
sumptuary and pr
.' i-i'i'l.LCtr h
iitiK' this i
(the candidate.) was la
was in the lodge, arc
. And he— Hurl-
ey that no such
b judgment could
emeu; the lodge mer
rand Master of the Srand Lodge of the Sta-
ho at that time was a Methodic preach
ving in Quincy, was called up to Belvidei
r fight i
his college was started as the "/
it," by Wesleyan Methodists. Ei
us to its friends.
Under God, ou
s largely owing to
who understand a
d love th
Bible and the Dec]
he German people
and give of their
below, for the do
i, Bloomington, 111., July
of. He probably
I' I' I' '■
1 I I )1 1 iifeht or the left
(In? simplest truth? of ]>liy:
ngof the simplest].
able to explain tl
ten does not know-
thr university, win) became u cont Libnr,>j
; college (Wheatou) eight years oh
it graduated class. I might alnios
honorable gentleman, seriatim, am
talogne of what the English school
spinal column lies the spleen. Th
professor and a little apparatus
philosophy and physics, iucludin
ind thermometer. There are ol
oology and botany, for animal ai
ifc. There is a careful and thor<
.rithmetic, and a fair commercial t
tell! Geography ami hiatal
classes in the preprint tory l
ular course of study in tl
ads over only about six j
tow enough of Greek J.
Liberal <*&'« Broad-Guage Christians.
Rev. Wm. G. Tierco of Elmwood, III., said tc
(he State Congregational Association:
h, Christ's day
1 with them is
iving tracts, speech"-, pa;i,pM.."
of the Banner. If the member of the Suffolk
Committee of 1829, or whoever published his
ing persons honorary m
XV., king of Sweden
remarks in the catalogue of anti-Mnsonic books
His Royal Highness
scar, ofown prince of
distributed some years ago among the colleges
of the nation, or any one else, would send the
His Majesty Chrlstri,
His Royal Highness
vitch, grand duko of Ri
IX., king of Denmark.
gard it as a God-send at this time. Wo are en-
gaging, in a great moral war, and our stock of
SaTed" e0n " t ' 1 ^ P ' n
oe of Achillo LoPrinoo
ammunition needs replenishing. The literature
of the secret orders is abundant as it is worth-
precious. Who will help us to the intellectual
materiel ot this holy war?
The supreme council
night, after being in ■
continue their session o
March next, 'CG, at tho
The profane world, n
adjourned late Saturday
n tho third Monday of
ily of Washington, D. C.
his is tho mother council
The Present Number
Is made up almost wholly by (he labor of tl
sub-committee, and is virtually a paper made u
Let those who semi in subscribers send ah
thoughts and facts briefly and tersely eipressei
aud;so lighten the heavy labors of the commitlo
But above all, send subscribers, and bcci
'HISTORY OFTHE DEVIL.'
Mr. Alger, authoT^if several small
nga "History of the Devil," wh
What we expect to do.
Rev. Mr. Boird, who has taken seventeen d
ass, and paid four hundred and fifty dolla:
" What do yon espect to accomplish ' I
r light, we cannot help si
by mon.AihJI.on of
Our Next Annual Meeting.
>e it at the best possible place and tic
,rber-shops of Chicago and enviroi
Iliinois Asylum for the Insane.
"Not a Worthy Mason in Want."
The orator of last St. John's Day at Auroi
I., declared that there is not a worthy Masc
ir the orphan or widow of a worthy Mason, in
ot worlhy onef
An "Illustrious," "Royal," "Sover-
ereign," "Grand "Body.
; by money and membership
City of Charleston ilmirif- the
M.:l/k'rl:, ? l):iI,,.|-N l .,v ,- .-,[,,; .,,7'i Lunu- I; |
mu^woff S°mS n f Ltin ""^
liuguished men of this country and Europe
in Grand Pom-
mi p-siion- tit civil iiar, to k'ncol together
to lament tho dead an.l to Int.or for 'tl„"i!..,n.|,', '
-i^i,.y on, ,".,,„,- ,i„,| humanity.
During four teinbfc years our temples have
been for the most pan deserted, the a-hen -,i
' .-,11th.; :.,-,
I '"..'I Ml,;
i do little
ho fought for politic
nich they might be
ud honestly obeying
MASONIC CORNER-STONE LAYING.
iriife = acJIy tnove in
ind a li'iigllicned n
Anti-.UiisoHic & ltiblical Review.
THE CHRISTIAN BANNER: CHICAGO, JULY
•V), iscs. \
(hei by Morgan, i
r.it.llo-lion ol (in Enl-r.;.| Api.r,'
p take di'cb no obligotioo, repe:
llfu l L-Il,, ol Free nod Acwptt
m.Vbm1v nd ber,oo, [Bibl
b^j most solemnly old sicwrc!
muieut now than a oouplot from
obligations f Masonry are at war with th
death-blow at Christ, the central sun of th
Christian lystetu by leaving even the meniio
of hia namo out of its every authored prayt
—and as we believe the vaunting .mti-Cbrist I
ilury. L. N. £
of 1U- present at ive?, Hon. Thaddeus Sle'
Thot Johnson cannot be impeached is no
longer a matter of opinion, but of history; and
Davis has the pledge of security which frequent
postponement and long delays usually presage.
acquittal! So intelligent anti-Masons have
generally believed or strongly suspected. It
was not possible they could do otherwise.
high Mason. It was so loudly boasted by the
Masons that the wisest and greatest of the no
belong to them, and that if a man would
with all their distrust of Masonic pretel
nearly all who succeed in elbowing their
risked their political life to sore
u turn. Cut did anybody sugge
natural solution? For along tin
r writer, not an editor, not 'a stun
ot a mail nil the way from the gra
o Nasby, so much as hinted the po
ny such equation of this moat e
men were assailed. The partisn
of the in
n of vetoes of course ascribed the
(; yet few hesitated to
country, to reproach
they were scandalized
e power of speech properly, but of epis-
tolary communication. Others were "not fa-
rorably situated as to forming an opinion,"
o whether these seveu were known to be Un-
ions or not, was solicited. One was evidently
»n the point of aaying ho believed Masonry
,vas concerned in securing the deplored result
if acquittal, when ho suddenly stopped short.
My pungent t
that really he did i
£ably favorable for
avo heretofore been to claim thotn all as Mn-
hum we sought information in vain, has frankly
is, where Masonry id concerned, (o bo just,
very necessary that we should be so if wo
tho triumphant question, "How is it pos-
wus actually acquitted by the votes of anti-
Masonic Congressman is not truthful and
■I'iUv, , ili.l.
ither four, does he not taoitly admit thot./Ary
7, than to accuse him of being bribed! And
ot the dark shadow still visible!
But a majority of the Masons in the Senate
ted and voted for tho impeachment." Well,
if they had found means to compass their
scent. They would thus
to do with it, and signally illustrate the "su-
preme virture of Mason," to -wit': Secrecy.
threatened by nothing worse than the venality
and bribery of Senators ; but we greatly fear
that this venality is only the weakness of a few
as a means by which to wield a supreme and
euslaving control. We would be glad to be
1 be a weak and culpable credulity n
spicious, it is our duty to suspect thei
M'ty. Our suspicions may be exlrav
f the .
OPEN SOCIETIES BEST FOR RELIEF.
>oundofcure. And here
WAS WASHINGTON A MASON?
e saying that General Washington was a M
^n this matter the reckless
was neither a high Mason, nor an ossii
friend of it He was nearer a seceding S
than such a one as the Masons claim him i
It is an historic fact that he declined publ
eeptious as a Mason by the Lodges he v
in different parts of the country; that 1
clared Masonry lobe <-au institution t
capable of being used for the best purpoi
for the worst, but is for the most part
th body and soul. These ui
are seldom realized until those portions of the
world where the church of Chri
its utmost purity, arc contraste
places of the earth that are full
Wits those regions of da
roneral change. Masonry may flo.
:ho moral midnight and its miseries
The Masonic pirate may spare tho v
i give the grand hailing sign of di
■s on with his work of plundering
ted. He may relieve occasionally the wants
chased away, and the poor suffering children i
They ore soon foun
ight mind, and Christianity git.
xn I I
supplies, by giving them immortal hope, o
by teaching them how. and inclining th
willingly to help themselves, and love one i
shall be welt to do by excluding all who i
Christianity endeavors ihnl her adherents ah
ill to do by teaching the poorest how
beggars and cripples, it comes to pass by thei
they usually denominate sectarian bigotry, that
rs than the church has. And then th<
ies hove a way of besl owing relief that it
int when in our late war there was* such o
ill for relieving want and suffering, as neve!
as before in a notion, the christian church
opped forward, and rallying all the willing-
Geo- H. Stuart and the Scotch Churches.
been forced by Charles into tho Scotch pulpits,
permitted, for the sake of peace, to retain their
pulpits. They appear to have been ruftiun-od-
A Bishop of their own (Episcopal) church said
of them:— "They were the worst preachers I
of them clearly vicious- They were a'tlisgrace
the northern ports Those of them that rose
above contempt and scandal, were men of such
as the others were despised." — (Burnet.) Hun-
ldly and repeatedly disregarded au'i
ody " and " Occas
ing martyr by n
Rev. Theodore L. Cuylor, In tho Indtpmdtni
themselves Reformed Presbyterians, " and soy
to die "under the blasting contempt of chris
tendom." The Advance, Cont)rcyUioii.i!ist, an>
reply to whioh we respectfully suggest:. 1st
his church were, and could hove withdrawn i
he disapproved of them; and 2d- The piineiplt
oa which they justify and canonize Mr. Stuar
trill justify any church member, who has be
f adamant, rejecting slaveholders from
vangolical system of doolrino has been
madj and a kind of heathen morality or
substituted in the room of the gospel,"
churches have Blood firmly by lhi> Atopic
.1 knowledge. W 8 obser
EZRA A. COOK,
88 LaSalle St., Chicago,
Blank Books, Stationery,
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KSSS^' -'BANK WORK A SPECIALTY,
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Blank Drafts, Etc.,
Sunday School and Juvenile Boob,
Traell mid Papers.
THE WESTERN COLLEGE ASSOCIATION
Tbi. body was organic! (wo year, sloe. «
Hap! 11 ', flll "'" Ml " '''I",';:"',';. Cl'.'.r'
'l^E CHRISTIAN PRESS
in the following fundamentally impc
■omisducatianofthiuxainnlUst. 8. C
/..W*. on a printed .-*».:■ ! I\ : K -
At Blooruingtou, Presided Munsill of U
A Correction — Ex-Presidenl Finney.
3 brethren have joined
guided into nil truth."
^■' k T!l
SHBB4TH .„„„„., ri , |il; „ ,., ,
tei- and Pu
of the Aurora
OF THE riTTSBl'Bb
Aiiostaej from Christ! ™J
"-": . J ook.
Masonry has learned something t.y expe:
once. It will go more cautiously than it d
The former struggle was the dashing charge
and Masonry wont dosvn in the struggle. Th.
Opposed to Secret Soc^^
Minutes of the
National Christian Convention,
Held at Pittsburg,
National Christian Association,
REV. I. A. HART,
Or to the Treasurer,
EZRA A. COOK,
Open to both S&tes ; teaches a
thorough Academic, Colle-
giate and Commercial